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Let's Meet At This Intersection. Faith Crisis & The Beginning

Faith Crisis & The Beginning

 I am keeping it simple today. 

 

I have been at this very intersection, looking down the different paths to take and feeling so scared that I may make a mistake. That I may pick the wrong path.

 

But, I also knew that it was time to choose a different path than the one I was traveling.

 

I have lived at this crossroads. Lingered a little too long. Limbo is no fun.

 

I have done the work to know that this is really just the beginning for you.

 

Yes, my dear, there is work to be done. Yes, you can do it. Yes, your life is truly just beginning.

 

I will walk it with you.

 

Amy xo

amyloganlife@gmail.com

The Gift of Travel and a Faith Crisis

Travel. It may bust your faith crisis wide open!

But, don't worry. That is a good thing.

I feel it is so important to get out and see the world. See things different than you have experienced. See different people. Taste different foods. See art that is new. Listen to music that you are not used to. Breath in the air from the other side of the world.

Now, you can actually do this without traveling too far away from where you live, but getting out and away is what I always recommend.

Exploring all that I mentioned above opens your eyes, your world view.

It gets you thinking outside of the world you have been raised in.

For me, that was really important.

I know you can do this and not have a faith crisis. But, if you have lived a sheltered life, it can open something up in you that you didn't know was wanting to come alive.

I talk more about it in this video I shot in NYC. Traveling, of course.

 Now, if you happen to have a full blow faith crisis while traveling or shortly there after, take a deep breath and know it will all be okay.

Your world just got bigger!

More later,

Amy xo

 

How Can You (re)Frame Your Faith Crisis Story?

Faith Crisis Life Coach

So many times we create a loop in our minds about experiences that happen in our lives.

I want you to, for example, reframe your Faith Crisis story.

Look at it from an outsiders perspective. List the players, events and complete experience for someone who has never heard of your particular religion.

What words, feelings, and emotions could you explore that put this process, experience in a different light.

I really want you to try this. (no, for real, get out a pen and piece of paper and get to work!)

Sometimes we get so focused on a certain angle of our very own story that we can't see the forest through the trees.

This exercise will start to help you see your story from a different perspective.

This is one way to begin unsticking yourself.

So many people come to me wanting advice on how to get unstuck. This is a way to begin.

Just look at it differently. Start there and see how it goes?

ReFrame it, starting now. GO!

Amy xoxo        

amyloganlife@gmail.com

 

Middle of a Mormon Faith Crisis? Now what?

Mormon Faith Crisis ~ Now What?

You have found yourself in the middle of a Mormon Faith Crisis. A place that you never even knew could happen to you.

You are sitting there on your couch, or bed, or kitchen table, you are looking around your house that used to feel perfect and right (for the most part). You just finished a big cry and now you are just sitting there looking and not quite sure what the future holds. You feel empty and void of all the emotions that just spilled out of you.

The house you are still staring at, blankly, represents all that you knew. All that you wanted for you family. All that you planned for. And now, you know that life is not going to be the same again.

There are conversations that have to happen.

There are feelings that have to be felt.

There are relationships that may change.

There are stories that now have different endings.

What are you going to do?

{{{Breathe.}}

Know that you will make it through.

You will stand on solid footing again, even if it may look completely different than it does in this moment.

How do I know this? Because I have been there. I have stared with new eyes, at everything I had created for my life and felt empty and scared.

Have things changed? 

Yes. 

Life is different than it used to be.

I really do believe that the experience of a Faith Crisis is wonderful and perfect, in all of it's imperfections.

Cry it out when you need to. Suck it up when you have to.

Get through it.

You will experience a wide variety of emotions.

Remember that emotions are just feelings and feelings will not kill you.

Let the feelings come and go, ebb and flow.

And then, when you are ready to no longer be in limbo. When you are ready to look at life as it falls around you. When you are ready to step into your new way of being, but you need a little help, a little nudge. Message me.

You will get through this and I am here to help.

You are just becoming who you were meant to be. It is perfectly unfolding.

Let it be messy for a time. It is all part of the rebuilding.

You are loved.

Amy xoxo

amyloganlife@gmail.com

Faith Crisis Life Coach ~ Ways to Work With Me ~ Ex Mormon
Okay my dear, I know you feel like your whole world just came crashing down on you. It feels heavy, scary, lonely.

I get it. 

I have been there, right where you are. Going through a Faith Crisis is one of the most confusing, painful experiences you have ever been through.

Feeling like you are the crazy one. Feeling like everyone is looking at you like you have lost your mind. Feeling scared to speak your mind. Feeling like you should just keep quiet to keep the peace.

You probably feel like you should hold it all in and just go through the motions of life, like it was before. Just pretend.

I did that for a long time too.

But you are probably tired of living that way. Tired of holding your tongue. Feeling like the new you is getting lost in the shuffle?

I am here to guide you through this process. 

I KNOW IT IS SCARY.

You are no longer the person you were. So how do you show up in the world now?

You can live in fear of the new you, or you can go find her! 

I have a HUGE tool box, filled with all sorts of ways to help you, right now, in this scary place you have found yourself.


My dear, you will be okay. You will survive this. I promise.

Please do not let yourself get lost in this shuffle. You are needed. Your new voice is needed in the lives of your children, your spouse, your friends.

It is time to become the new you. It is totally okay to emerge as a new person.

Because, if you have been walking this awakening of yours for any amount of time, you know you cannot go back to the old way of being.

I have seen beautiful changes happen in the lives of my clients. I am always so honored to be a part of the process. I know it takes courage to let someone in. 
I would love to work with you. I am waiting. Just reach out.

You are loved,

Amy
Faith Crisis Life Coach ~ Amy Logan ~ Thoughts on the Loose

One of the most important secrets to life is learning how to manage your mind, your thoughts.

We tend to think whatever thoughts run through our brains are facts. And then we get used to thinking a certain way and we get stuck in our own heads.

Guess what?!

That is not true. Your thoughts are not facts.You can actually learn to manage your mind and greatly reduce all the side effects of worry, anxiety, overwhelm, etc

It takes practice. 

When you find yourself faced with a faith crisis, you can use this tool to help you through the difficult process of making such a huge life change.

Get those thoughts managed and you are on the right path.

Have a listen and tell me what you think. If nothing else it will get you thinking.

(see what I did there?) ;) Video Below!

~Amy

Faith Crisis Life Coach and my Soul Searching Girl Journey (my exmormon story)

Awww, the journey of a Faith Crisis is an interesting one, isn't it?

I started my YouTube channel in 2012. It was a place to share my story and document some of my feelings and memories along the way.

It has been a place to help those of you who are coming up the ranks behind me. 

I felt so alone and scared, back in 2006, when my Faith Crisis (awakening) began, that I wanted to have a space for you to come and see a real face attached to the journey. 

Maybe you can see yourself in some of the stories I tell?

We are a lot a like, you and me. We are pioneers in a way. 

Leaving one's faith takes time and courage.

I am hear to listen, walk with you, and guide you through the process.

I just added these words to the home page of my site...

I am Amy and I am a Faith Crisis Life Coach. I lived through my own personal faith crisis and I am living proof that there is life on the other side. I know you feel alone and scared, but it will not last forever. Let your awakening (what I like to call it now) be the most beautiful thing you have ever been through. Sound impossible? Oh my dear, it is possible.

I really do believe that this process you find yourself in the middle of is actually beautiful. (albeit so damn hard)

You will look back one day and realize that what you are going through is actually a good thing. It is the beginning of you looking outside the box. It is the beginning of you thinking for yourself.

No matter what side of the coin you land on, you may stay, you may go, but you will have a completely different perspective. You can never look at religion the same way again, and that ultimately is a good thing.

It hurts right now, but it does get better.

Stick around. Things are really getting good here.

You are not alone,

Amy xo

Soul Searching Girl is Back! Faith Crisis Journey ~ Ex Mormon

I am so happy to have revived my Soul Searching Girl youtube channel. If you read my last weeks blog you are aware of what I am doing. Well, here is the official vlog announcing more to come.

I feel very strongly that there is work to do. Those of us who have gone through such a "faith crisis" will know what I am talking about.

I am looking forward to exploring all sorts of topics that will help us heal.

Thank you for being here. YOU are not alone.

Make sure you are on my email list. You will find the link on the bottom of my home page. I plan on being around awhile, I hope you will too. 

~Amy xoxo

Emerge ~ Faith Crisis Survivor

Dear Ones, 

I posted this on my social media sites yesterday and I have been blow away by the sweet messages and words of encouragement. A few of you have messaged me privately about your own journey and or doubts. 

I want you to know that you are not alone....

Because it is hard and you may need to reach out privately. This is for you.....

I have been distracted. I have looked away from something that has been calling to me for years. It is time to listen to my intuition, to emerge, so to speak.

Several years ago, 10 to be exact, I experienced a deep, painful, life changing faith crisis. I was raised Mormon and lived a great life as a Mormon. I was on the perfect path. I checked all the Mormon life journey boxes and I was well on my way to the celestial kingdom.

But around 2002/3 I had a nagging, something inside me started to question everything I had been taught. I started to get scared. I pushed those feelings down for years until about 2006. One day, I gave myself permission to follow my intuition and explore my doubts. I started studying. I read and read and cried and cried as I learned what I had been taught all my life was not quite what I thought it was. I remember wanting to die. I wanted the earth to swallow me up. I started to see that my life was going to change drastically.

How could I go on when EVERYONE around me was a member of the church, my husband, mom, siblings, all my friends. I felt alone and I was in huge despair.

For a few years I kept most of my new discoveries inside & quiet. When I tried to talk about my feelings and questions and new discoveries I was given answers like...pray harder, read your scriptures, have more faith it will all work itself out in the next life. I was told I was being deceived by satan. 

I prayed harder. I pleaded with god to let me go back to my old ways of thinking, it would be easier. I couldn't do that. I was having an awakening and there was no going back.

I have lived through it. And now I am here to help others navigate those scary painful days, no matter the faith or religion. You will survive this pain. You will emerge stronger for walking this path of uncertainty.

My Soul Candy stones came from a place of my own personal healing. They are precious to me. I will still be creating my stones and selling them, just no more "sales." (or very few) Just know they come from a deep place of healing. I hope they serve you as healing reminders. You know where to find them and me. Time to emerge and help others navigate this scary path. 

I feel so much clarity about my mission in life, at this time. It is my desire to gather those of us who have felt this pain and share our stories and share our life after a faith crisis triumph. 

You are loved and you are not alone,

Amy xo