Episode 12: Spiritual Solutions for Overcoming Self-Doubt and Jealousy in Your Spiritual Practice

#podcast #spiritual Apr 30, 2024

 In this episode of "Ask Colleen Spiritual Solutions for Life Situations," Colleen St. Michaels addresses the common struggle of feeling insecure, envious, and self-doubting as a new spiritual practitioner. She emphasizes the importance of recognizing that no one is your competition and that jealousy stems from personal insecurities. Colleen advises practitioners to do inner shadow work, acknowledge their feelings, and release them. She also encourages practitioners to focus on doing work that brings them joy and fulfillment. By blessing others' success, practitioners can attract abundance into their own lives.



Key Takeaways:

  • No one is your competition: Recognize that no one else's success diminishes your own. By viewing others as competition, you are giving away your power and limiting your own potential.
  • Addressing jealousy and envy: Take the time to do an inner audit and explore the root causes of these emotions. Write out your experiences of jealousy and envy without judgment, allowing yourself to release these feelings.
  • Stay in your lane: Focus on doing the work that brings you joy and fulfillment. Avoid comparing yourself to others and instead celebrate their successes while staying true to your own path.
  • Bless your competitors: Instead of harboring negative feelings towards others in your field, send them blessings. By doing so, you are also inviting blessings into your own life.
  • Do the inner work: Recognize that feelings of insecurity and self-doubt are normal, but they can be addressed through shadow work and self-reflection. Take the time to understand and heal these aspects of yourself.


  • “No one is your competition. When we view someone else as competition, we are stealing our own power away." - Colleen St. Michaels
  • "Addressing jealousy and envy requires acknowledging and releasing these emotions without judgment." - Colleen St. Michaels
  • "Stay in your lane and focus on doing the work that brings you joy and fulfillment." - Colleen St. Michaels
  • "Bless your competitors and invite blessings into your own life." - Colleen St. Michaels
  • "Do the inner work and address feelings of insecurity and self-doubt through shadow work and self-reflection." - Colleen St. Michaels


In the world of spirituality, dreaming is not limited to the realm of sleep. It extends to the dreams and aspirations we have for our lives. Colleen St. Michaels, a spiritual practitioner, emphasizes the importance of dreaming big and never stopping. She shares her personal struggle with limiting her dreams due to fear and the belief that they would never come true. However, she realized that our dreams are not static; they continue to evolve and expand as we grow. By embracing the power of dreaming, we open ourselves up to the infinite possibilities that exist within us and in the world around us.

No One is Your Competition

One of the challenges faced by new spiritual practitioners is the feeling of insecurity, envy, self-doubt, and jealousy towards other practitioners. Colleen acknowledges that she herself experienced these emotions when she first opened her business. However, she emphasizes that no one is your competition. Each individual has unique gifts and talents that cannot be replicated. By viewing others as competition, we diminish our own power and potential. Instead, we should focus on our own journey and trust that we are exactly where we need to be.

Colleen advises practitioners to address these feelings by doing inner work. She suggests writing out all the experiences, big and small, that have triggered jealousy or envy in the past. By acknowledging and releasing these emotions, we can begin to heal and move forward. It is important to remember that jealousy and envy are normal human emotions, and it is how we choose to respond to them that matters. By recognizing that these emotions stem from a place of scarcity and unworthiness, we can start to shift our mindset and embrace abundance and self-worth.

Doing the Work that Fulfills You

Another aspect that can contribute to feelings of envy and self-doubt is not doing the work that truly fulfills us. Colleen encourages practitioners to ask themselves if they are facilitating a spiritual practice that brings them joy and fulfillment. It is important to align our work with our passions and values, rather than trying to fit into a mold or imitate others. By doing what feels right for us, we can make a genuine impact on the clients we work with and find true fulfillment in our spiritual practice.

Colleen also highlights the importance of staying in our own lane and not comparing ourselves to others. She shares her own experience of isolating herself from the spiritual community in the beginning of her business to avoid triggering her insecurities. While this may not be necessary for everyone, it is important to be aware of our own triggers and take steps to protect our energy and focus on our own growth and development.

Embracing the Journey and Releasing Self-Doubt

In conclusion, the journey of a spiritual practitioner is not without its challenges. It is normal to experience feelings of self-doubt, envy, and jealousy. However, it is how we choose to respond to these emotions that determines our growth and success. By embracing the power of dreaming, recognizing that no one is our competition, and doing the work that fulfills us, we can overcome these obstacles and step into our true potential.

Remember, you are unique and have your own gifts to offer the world. Embrace your journey, do the necessary inner work, and trust that you are exactly where you need to be. Release self-doubt and embrace the limitless possibilities that await you on your spiritual path.

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Colleen St. Michaels is a renowned Intuitive Spiritual Teacher specializing in Intuitive Development. She is a coach, motivational speaker, author, and a pioneer in the Spiritual Healing community, often called the healer's healer. Colleen works with individuals and groups, teaching tools to help them reach their highest potential emotionally, spiritually, professionally, and physically.

For more than a decade, she has worked with thousands of clients, witnessing their transformations through her methods.

Colleen has appeared on daytime talk shows and numerous podcasts, such as The Badass Manifester. As a professionally trained and certified Hypnotherapist and Certified Intuitive and Angelic Therapist, her passion  is helping coaches, lightworkers and wellness professionals develop a deep trust in their intuition so they make the biggest impact possible.

Colleen's guidance from the Peace Warrior Deck is a source of inspiration and insight in every episode. Her passion for providing tools to shift confusion to clarity inspired her to create these guidance cards to support you on your daily journey.

She is also the author of The Other Side of Addiction, a Self Help Book and Interactive Workbook. It aims to help people who have experienced the loss of a loved one to addiction and the subsequent grief. Along with these accomplishments, Colleen is a mother to her two beautiful children and her golden retriever, Pierogi. Colleen's favorite place is in nature, whether sitting, walking, or daydreaming by the sea.

To learn how to work with Colleen, visit: https://www.colleenstmichaels.com/work-with-me