Gayle Colman is a certified financial planner, coach, writer and entrepreneur. With four decades of professional experience in financial planning, her diverse training infuses Integral coaching and spiritual embodiment with practical financial savvy to bring somatic finance to life as an entirely new way of understanding and being in relationship with money. In this episode, Gayle names the necessity to bring the wisdom of our body to all matters of money in order to make whole human financial decisions. How building embodied sufficiency vs. scarcity helps to navigate external fear forces, how fully inhabiting our body moves us towards generosity and why ‘money is energy’ glosses over a deeper conversation.
Listen in as they discuss:
[02:40] – Gayle explains her journey to leading somatic finance, and the discovery of the necessity to bring the wisdom of our body to all matters of money.
[07:15] – The ‘weirdness’ reaction to somatic finance work and the resistance of the rational mind.
[12:00] – How a financial decision can ‘look good on paper’, but how we should also pay attention to the more intimate and inherent wisdom of our body to support financial choices.
[13:30] – Gayle’s three archetypes in her work for the head, heart and gut centres of our body.
[14:40] – The relationship between our internal, somatic work and navigating external systems and challenges when it comes to money. Gayle discusses building the muscle of embodied sufficiency vs. scarcity which can help us navigate external fear forces.
[20:05] – Chela brings up poverty and the real human challenges of meeting sufficiency and survival needs.
[25:30] – The impact of the wider collective greed mindset that rewards power and endless growth which ripples out to cause a lot of suffering in the World.
[26:10] – How when we fully inhabit our bodies and feel our sufficiency, we naturally move towards generosity in the World.
[31:14] – How learning from our money experiences and healing money wounds can support our children’s future money experiences and help clean up ancestral financial wounds.
[33:22] – How the ‘money is energy’ phrase glosses over a deeper conversation, and the risks of spiritual bypassing when it comes to money.
[38:15] – Gayle takes listeners through a heart centred practice around money. (We would love to hear how this went for you and what came up! Please message Chela and/or Gayle with your reflections.)
[46:30] – Chela describes her experience of the practice.
[49:10] – Those who have way more than enough and also suffer, and the guilt and shame that comes with that.
[52:40] – The difference between greed and scarcity, as well as facing what our fear is telling us – in all aspects of life, but particularly around money.
[56:43] – How to learn more about Gayle and her work, as well as her brand new book ‘The Body of Money’.
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More from Gayle
Purchase Gayle’s New Book, The Body of Money, A Self-Help Guide to Create Sustainable Wealth through Innate Intelligence. By demystifying money psychology and behaviour economics, Certified Financial Planner and Master Integral Coach Gayle Colman shows you exactly how to use your innate wisdom to heal old money patterns, tend to wounds created by generational financial trauma and create sustainable wealth that is aligned with your deepest values. https://somaticfinance.com/book/
Gayle Colman is a coach, writer, entrepreneur, and financial advisor with more than 35 years of professional experience. She infuses practical financial savvy with integral coaching and spiritual embodiment to bring Somatic Finance to life as an entirely new way of understanding, relating to, and integrating money with our life. Along with certifications as a CFP and Master Integral Coach, Gayle is Certified as a Conscious Relationship Coach through the Hendricks Institute and she is a Certified Teacher in the Gateless methodology. She is co-founder of Colman Knight Advisory Group, LLC, a holistic wealth advisory firm based in Massachusetts.
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