Soul-Guided Planning – Part 1

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With the new year approaching, you’re likely to be inundated with advice to begin planning out the next 12 months. With tips ranging from building six-week plans to mapping out your next quarter, planning can feel like a chore (or even overwhelming).

I’d like to invite you to engage in some soul-guided planning.

Soul-guided planning is based on the visions that you hold for your ideal future self. It helps you to consciously express your energy right now in a way that brings you in alignment with that ideal self, and helps you manifest and move confidently toward your goals.

You don’t have to love planning to gain real and meaningful benefit from soul-guided planning. Whether you enjoy digging into the details or prefer to just go with the flow, soul-guided planning corresponds to your energy type — it helps you to clarify and plan for what your soul and Higher Self is calling you to do, while honoring and aligning with your own unique energy.

In this episode, you’ll learn how to tap into and gain a deeper understanding of your higher vision of soul-guided success, so that you can walk the path of living out your highest potential and fulfilling all of your soul contracts.

This episode is the first of a two-part series exploring the art of soul-guided planning. Be sure to check out episode 74, as I share the soul-guided planning process that has led myself and my clients to amazing results, year after year. (If you haven’t yet subscribed, I recommend that you do so now!).

Listen now to discover: 

  • Why soul-guided planning is so important — and how it affects the movement of your energy
  • Two visioning exercises that will help you clarify your ideal future so that you can manifest the life you truly want
  • What you can start doing today to begin aligning with your ideal future self 


  • Episode 74: Soul Guide Planning – Part 2 (coming soon)

Allyson’s Resources: 

This Week’s Invitation:
Carve out some time to do some soul-guided planning. Do a short-term (1 year) and a long term (3-10 year) visioning exercise.

[00:00:00] Hello, my dear one. I hope this episode finds you feeling amazing and I’m recording this towards the end of the year, and it’ll be released at the beginning of another calendar year. And this is a beautiful time, my friends, to do some planning, but not just any kind of planning. I Invite in for you Soul guided planning.

[00:00:32] And so I’m dedicating the next two episodes to exploring the Art of Soul Guided Planning, and this is part one of a two-part series, and I’ve been teaching soul guided planning for about the last five years, and I have a soul guided planning process that I’ve taught, and it’s led myself and my clients to really extraordinary and amazing results year after year.

[00:01:06] And what is amazing about Soul guided Planning is it’s not, it is for you whether you love planning like I do. I’m a projector and there’s so many parts of my human design chart that’s all about planning. So, I am a natural born planner, which is why I get so thrilled to teach this stuff, and if you’re someone who is not a planner, and in fact it’s actually in your human design to be super open to the flow and what wants to be, well, then this is for you too.

[00:01:37] That’s soul guided planning because you’re planning according to your energy type, and you’re planning according to what your soul is calling for you. But the important part is wherever you fall on the, I love, or I don’t love planning spectrum. It’s important to go through a process that works for you at a time of year that works for you.

[00:02:03] And now the calendar year follows the sun. Many of us like to follow the moon. There’s the Chinese New Year. There’s all sorts of different ways to plan your time and divide up your time, but I find that because most of the world follows the calendar that follows the rotation of the sun, it’s just makes it a little bit more easeful.

[00:02:28] But you should definitely follow the cycle and or cycles that feel best for you and your energy, because ultimately, soul guided planning is all about planning in a way that honors your unique energy and feels good. Any plan you craft, any plan you walk away with should feel good. If it feels heavy, impossible, you know, like, the goals are actually too small and they’re not lighting you up, any part of the plan isn’t lighting you up, that’s okay.

[00:03:05] It just means you have a little bit more work to do on the plan. So, let’s get to it. I am so excited! In today’s episode, I reveal why it’s so important to do soul guided planning, no matter what your relationship to planning is, how to tap into that higher vision of soul guided success, and what to do today to align to the person you see in the future in your highest visions of soul aligned success.

[00:03:35] We’ll end on an invitation that will have you aligning to your highest dreams and intentions with joy and ease. So, you’re gonna wanna stay with me until the end. Welcome to Soul Guide Radio, a podcast for soul guided leaders, influencers, and entrepreneurs here to bring about change on a massive level.

[00:03:59] We’ll explore how you can activate your big soul mission, amplify your spiritual gifts, and clear the energy blocks weighing you down so you can gain unstoppable momentum in life and business. I’m Allyson Scammell your host and Soul Guide.

[00:04:21] Hey there soul guide circle, that is the name of this community of soul guided leaders, influencers, and entrepreneurs. In the Soul Guide circle, we have big soul missions, and we yearn to earn more, serve more, and grow spiritually along the way. If you aren’t already a member, then I invite you to join our Facebook group of nearly 2200 leaders and light workers who are in service to each other and the planet.

[00:04:48] Find a link to join on my website,, or in the show notes. Today, we’re talking soul guided planning and so quick definition, soul guided planning is really based on energy. It’s based on the energy of your highest aligned visions for yourself. If you peek into the future, using your third eye and get a vision of you in your highest potential

[00:05:22] creating, being, experiencing, loving, receiving abundance, receiving success in heartfelt, heart aligned relationships, all of those things. You fulfilling all your soul contracts, you fulfilling your soul mission for this lifetime. You in highest expression of your energy. What does that energy look like?

[00:05:52] What is that energetic resonance? What does it feel like? And then how can you align your energy today of that which you see in your vision? That is the essence of soul guided planning, and it all comes from your soul. So, it’s the dreams and aspirations, and intentions and way of doing and way of being that your heart, your higher self, your intuition is calling you towards

[00:06:23] and how can you craft a plan to help you align to that energy, because oftentimes I find the process of crafting a plan and writing something down on a piece of paper, whether it’s a beautiful 10-page document that I have. I have a 10-page template that I share with my private clients and sometimes in group experiences.

[00:06:50] Whether you have something so beautiful as my 10-page template, which I think is quite magical. I’ve honed it over the years. Or you jot something down on a napkin and then you go through the process, let’s say for the year ahead in January, and then you do nothing with it. That is okay. You have tweaked your energy, you have tapped into a future

[00:07:15] you in higher alignment and in higher vibrational resonance, and you’ve mapped out some of the things you need to do today or be today to align to that higher vision. That is a check mark right there in terms of like you’ve done your soul guided planning. However, it’s a very good idea to check in on your plan throughout the year, and I’m gonna be getting into that.

[00:07:45] The actual crafting of the plan and the checking in on the plan in part two of this two-part series. And the reason why it’s so important to have some sort of soul guided planning process is because energy is always in movement, and if you don’t tell your energy and if you don’t intend with your energy, what you want it to do, where you want it to go, how you want it to be, then you find yourself in a very reactive situation.

[00:08:22] Your energy’s still gonna move and you’re still gonna manifest, but you’ll be manifesting things from other people’s energy, from your subconscious, from your wounds. You know, we’ve all done that. We don’t mean to do it, but this is just what happens when we’re passive with our energy. We’re not taking the time to direct our energy.

[00:08:46] You are the director of the movie of your life. So, you are the one guided by your soul or your higher self to tell your energy where to go. What scenes do you wanna have? What actors do you want playing? How do you want your actors to feel? Most importantly, how do you wanna feel? And if we don’t do this, the energy is just up to what it wants to be up to and okay,

[00:09:18] yes, and I know I can hear you people out there who are non-planners and are go with the flow and you’ll say no, but Allyson I am in the moment. I am ever present in creative response to my unfolding moment, and I say, yes, it’s gold star for you. That is how we are meant to be, and we are meant to put markers out there in the quantum field of where we’re growing to.

[00:09:49] So yes, soul guided planning where you’re visioning for your future and planning. And yes, to when you’re not in a planning process, you are in this moment. You are doing, you are being. But because you did the planning, you are in the moment doing and being in creative response to what is present in a more aligned way.

[00:10:14] You know where you want your energy to be in this moment, and it’s gathering your energy through your gift of manifestation is gathering resources and know-how and clarity to help support your higher visions. But if there’s no vision, then your present moment can sometimes get flat and can sometimes you, you are in response to what is present.

[00:10:43] And what is present is very reactive. Reacting to the desires of others, reacting to being inadvertently plugged into collective fear. So, you can look at the soul guided planning process as like shooting an arrow into the quantum field and it lands and where it lands is your soul guided vision of highest aligned success.

[00:11:11] And then you go into the present moment of being in the flow. And in that question, always to higher self, the best question to higher self is always, what is my best next step to align to that higher vision? But if you’ve got no arrow in the quantum field, you can flow right, you can flow left, you can flow up, you can flow down, and before you know it, you’re flowing all over the place and you’re not really getting to that place your higher self wants you to go.

[00:11:43] So that’s why this process is powerful and especially if you find a way that lights you up. Let me tell you. Okay. I’m in the iHeart planning category, so I have a love of planning, but I also really have designed a planning process that works for me in ways that I love. I am not a detailed person. I am a big strategy person, so you will never find a minute detail on my soul guided plan

[00:12:15] for the next 12 months, I include in it the things that light me up the most. When I’m in the soul guided planning process, I’m doing it in a way that lights me up the most. So, as we explore this topic, I invite you to constantly be in the question of how could I make this work for me and my energy and my human design type, and how could I approach this in a way that really lights me up?

[00:12:43] So I also have a plan, a soul guided plan for the next 12 months that makes me feel so good, I’m like jumping outta my skin to get into the present moment so I can be always aligning to this higher vision of myself that feels so freaking amazing. Okay. That is a great segue to, how do we tap into that higher vision of soul guided success?

[00:13:15] So I always teach this that you should at least once a year at the very, very least, and doing it more often is only gonna make the process more powerful. But let’s say at the very least, once a year, you do a soul guided planning process where you’re calling in that higher vision of you, your life, your energy, your creativity, your abundance, all those things at a higher and higher level, at a fuller expression of your potential.

[00:13:52] And I recommend that you do two visioning exercises of you in the future. And one of them is a farther away vision. I do a ten-year visioning exercise and then a one year. Now for some people, that feels difficult, and it actually can even trigger fear. Looking that far into the future, you fear what you might see, you fear what you may not see.

[00:14:23] So if you’ve a ton of resistance around this, if it’s triggering a lot of fear that’s good feedback because those are wounds that are ready to be healed, and that resistance is really gonna cloud your efforts and make your efforts not feel so good actually. So, you wanna go as far out into the future where you’re pushing the edges of your comfort zone a little bit, but you’re not over the edge in stress.

[00:14:51] So for some people, they find it more useful to do a five year or a three year for their plan and then the one year. Okay. And I always start with the 10-year vision, and once I get information and clarity around that vision, then I move to the one-year vision. And so, it is the same as how I teach you to connect into your higher self and use your gift of intuition, which is what we’ll be using

[00:15:23] during the visioning process, I mean, we really use all of our five key spiritual gifts in this process, but it’s being led by your gift of in intuition and your gift of manifestation. So, it’s a five-step process. You start by deep breaths,

[00:15:42] deep belly breaths, filling up the lower part of the belly, you sink into your body. Ah, you pivot your awareness down and you place your awareness on your heart space, your heart chakra, that area at the center of your chest, step three. Step four is ask your higher self to give you a vision of 10 years, five years, three years of you in Fuller expression

[00:16:20] of your potential and then you wanna go to step five, which is perceive what you’re receiving back from your higher self. And you may get a vision of you at a certain place, doing something with people, creating something, launching something. Or you might get a sense, I sense it’s this, I sense I’m doing that.

[00:16:47] Follow your intuitive language. If you’re not seeing a vision, don’t worry about it. You can rely on your senses. You can rely on your inner knowing it’s just as accurate. Or maybe you’re hearing messages, honor whatever intuitive language shows up, cause that’s the intuitive language that’s there to guide you.

[00:17:09] Trust it. If you’re not sure, go with your best guess. That’s all we can ever do. Whether we have all the facts or not, the only thing we can ever do is go with our best guess. Even when we’re a hundred percent sure there is no hundred percent right? So, everything is always kind of a guess, right? And some of the guesses we’re really sure about and some of the guesses we’re not so sure about.

[00:17:32] So go with your best guess and really notice those feeling states in your long-term visions. What do you feel? And don’t just say happy. Mm mm No, no, no. Get as specific as possible. I see creativity, but it’s an exhilarated kind of creativity where I’m tapping into cutting edge thoughts and ideas and ways of doing things, and ways of being, for example. Really get in there.

[00:18:08] Those are your core valued feeling states. Those are the feeling states that drive everything for you. You don’t set your goals because you want to earn $10,000 in a month. You set your goals because you think, you believe that, say if you’re a business owner to having your first $10,000 month in your business is gonna make you feel really good and make you feel abundant and connected and successful and seen.

[00:18:37] But I guarantee you, you don’t. I mean, at the end of the day, that money coming in, yeah, it helps. Yes, we all have bills to pay, but the thing that drives your desires is how you feel, drives all of us. And when we wanna hide and numb out and go into our shell and not come out is cause there are feelings we don’t wanna feel.

[00:19:04] Pain that we’re tired of feeling that we’re trying to run away from. So, our feelings really drive everything. So, the clearer we get on those feelings, we want to feel more of the more powerful your arrow gets that you release into the quantum field, the clearer your vision gets. Whether you can see the details or not.

[00:19:31] When you’re clear on the energetic frequency of your vision, that’s all that matters because that’s all a soul guided vision really is, it’s an energetic frequency. It honestly doesn’t matter if you’re in Hawaii or Nepal or Paris or New York. It doesn’t matter if you’re painting or writing or laying on a beach sleeping.

[00:19:56] It doesn’t matter. When it comes to energy and manifestation, all that matters is that arrow in the quantum field, which is an energetic vibration, and that energetic vibration is you in your core valued feeling states. Joy, peace, exhilaration, creativity, contribution, connection. And those are feelings we all wanna feel, but each of us have a unique core value, set of core valued feeling states that are unique unto all of us, and it’s what drives our behavior, and it drives our desires.

[00:20:38] The more specific you can get about those feelings and the more you can start doing things and being ways today that put you in those high vibe feelings, the more easeful, and inflow and magically you align to your higher visions of success. You’re aligning to that arrow that you just released into the quantum field.

[00:21:08] So that you are basically aligning your life to that point in the quantum field where the arrow landed. And what that means is you’re bringing all of your highest dreams, intentions, and desires into your physical manifest reality. That’s it. We often tend to over complicate manifestation and bringing our dreams and desires into our experience.

[00:21:46] That’s really it, my dear ones. It’s putting that arrow out there into the quantum field in the form of a soul guided vision, and you have to do the visioning process to release the arrow. It’s why it’s so important. And then asking the question, what do I need to do or be today to align to that vision?

[00:22:09] And secondly, you’re noticing the core valued feeling states in the vision. What can I do or be today to enable me to feel more of those core valued feeling states? And very often you’ll get the same answer for both questions. And my invitation for you this week, my dear ones, is to carve out some time to do some soul guided planning, do a long-term and a short-term visioning exercise.

[00:22:45] And then in next week’s episode, part two of this two part series, I will tell you what to do with the visions that you receive back from your higher self, and if you would like additional help, I’m very excited to share that I have a free three day workshop coming up, a live workshop to help you, and I’ll be taking you through the soul guided planning process step by step.

[00:23:16] We’ll also be doing the soul guided visioning’s to help you tap into your higher self and get that next level of clarity regarding your highest visions of Soul aligned success. There’s a link in the show notes, and I certainly hope to see you there. All right, my dear ones. That’s all I have for you this week, and I look forward to continuing the conversation next week in part two of this amazing two-part series on soul guided planning.

[00:23:46] And as always, until next time, may your soul guide the way. Are you ready to fill your business with soul clients in the next 60 days? Then download my free energy upgrade meditation to amp up your energy frequency, dissolve the doubt, and attract the soul clients you are destined to serve. Find the link to download on my website,, as well as in the show notes.


00:01  Intro

04:56  What is soul-guided planning?

06:32  Tweaking your energy

07:57  Importance of soul-guided planning

09:21  Soul-guided planning & flow

13:09  Tapping into your higher vision

15:38  5-step process 

18:50  Soul-guided visions & energetic frequency

21:40  Conclusion & invitation