The Six Ways Of Being To Authentic Empowerment

The Six Ways Of Being To Authentic Empowerment

Inner Esteem is a Result of Living Your Truth

Authentic Empowerment is the quality born from inner self-esteem. Inner self-esteem is being safe and secure in who you are and what you know to be true for you. It’s not something found outside of yourself, because it is cultivated through the process of being – and expressing – the true you. It cannot be fabricated or faked. It is grown only through the living and expressing of your truth. It requires being present, being aligned and taking action in one’s life.

Authentic empowerment is nurtured and cultivated in the following ways:

Living Consciously

Living Consciously is the awareness that we are all connected. That we are all one. Operating in the knowing that what you give out, is what you get back. What you do to others is what is returned to you. Living consciously is the recognition that I am you and you are me. That the microcosm makes up the macrocosm. Everyone and everything is a unique individual expression of the infinite intelligence of the universe. Every one of us is a Spiritual (aka energetic) BEING on a human adventure. We are all simply the same energy expressed and vibrating in different forms. The set point of this can dramatically change the way one relates to themselves and others.

Radical Acceptance

Radical Acceptance is coming into cooperation with “What Is”. It is the letting go of any wanting to fix, fade, move, hide, alter, deflect or change what is present in our lives right now. This idea is the opposite of resistance or positionality. Acceptance is allowing what is to be what it is. When we can compassionately and willingly accept all of our humanness in its many diverse forms, we can then accept everyone and everything around us. This is the understanding that it’s all perfect. That everything in our lives is necessary to take us to the next stage of our personal evolution. It is seeing ourselves through the spiritual lens – with the knowing that the Soul incarnated in exactly this body, with these parents and this country and circumstances because they are the ideal conditions by which our earth school lesson plan will unfold.

100% Responsibility

As humanity evolves from victimization to freedom, we must each begin with ourselves. When we can let go of the victimhood mentality and blaming of others and move into the Radical Acceptance that our Soul CHOSE this situation, these circumstance and conditions – no matter what they are – we reclaim our sovereignty as Divine Beings. Again seeing ourselves as the creators that we are. This one radical shift of ownership of our lives will empowers us through all of our life’s experiences. Courageously embracing the perspective that everything in life has value – even the so called “negative” experiences – as they present us constantly with the opportunity to learn and grow.

Being Courageous

The smallest steps, the most simple acts, can truly require the biggest leaps of courage. Anytime we face our fear, we are able to transform it. There is a magic elixir that occurs in the traversing of that invisible space between staring the fear in the face and moving to the other side of it. No one knows what will happen in that chasm. It is a place of divine unknowing. Yet it is in the crossing of this terrain that our greatest gifts are born. The natural gifts that are latent within us, yet will never blossom without the proper conditions. Perhaps the energy of fear is the sunlight needed to cause the seed to germinate. And it is in the discovery of our innate capabilities that return us to the knowing that we are so much more powerful than what we have been pretending to be.

Life Lived on Purpose

Many of my clients come to me saying that want to “find their purpose”. This was me for more than 40 years, searching, seeking, ultimately refusing to open my eyes to what was right in front of me. Our purpose is simply this: the birthing, the blossoming, and the becoming of our True Self. When we let go of purpose as a destination we become aware that in every moment we are fulfilling our purpose. We find that each choice we make, each decision we choose, are the many individual moments that make up the whole of our life of purpose. When our whole self is in step with Living Consciously, taking 100% Responsibility, Radical Acceptance and Being Courageous these are the Ways of Being that support and promote a Life Lived on Purpose.

Spiritual Integrity

Your Soul came to this life with intentions. Intentions to blossom, to experience, to learn, grow, transform and evolve. When your Soul is guiding you in a particular direction and your logical willfulness is in opposition of that, an imbalance occurs. We are meant to shine. We are meant to be in our joy. We are meant to grow and evolve and blossom. When we are out of alignment with our Soul’s calling, we lack Spiritual Integrity. When we lack Spiritual Integrity, we block and loose energy which results as mental, physical or emotional imbalance.

All six of these Ways of Being are invitations to embody more authenticity in one’s life. When living in accordance with these ways, the result is inner esteem. A life of confident centeredness in oneself, regardless of any outer uncertainty. This is the path to an empowered, authentic life. For more information on the three month live online masterclass on authentic empowerment click HERE.

The Wisdom Of Your Heart Is The Source Of True Empowerment

The Wisdom Of Your Heart Is The Source Of True Empowerment

When I think back on how miserable I was in my job, it’s so interesting to look at it from where I sit now. When I was in it, it was easy to blame the situation, circumstance, people, dynamic, everything for the discontent and dissatisfaction I was feeling. Blame, being the operative word here.

Really, the truth is, the conditions were fine. The circumstances were fine. The dynamics were normal. The unhappiness was within me. This alone is a very important point I want to make.

Somewhere within my psyche, my soul, my higher, authentic self, there was a knowing that where I was, what I was doing, how I was settling – was not enough for me, for my life, for the expansion I had called myself to in this life.

When you’re in the shit, its sooooo easy to blame everything and everyone around you for the dissatisfaction you feel.

What is occurring is the discontent you feel is a big clue that you are out of alignment with your inner guidance system. When you experience discontent, you are actually being given valuable and important information. This is the part of you that is alerting you to the mis-alignment. It is an invitation to come into balance and thus move out of the discomfort and discontent.

How do we do that?

We must move. We must take SOME type of action.

And, this is where we can get tripped up. The natural human response is to want a carefully designed plan with all the steps laid out before us that will not only guide us safely to our destination but also ensure there will be a huge payoff on the return of our “investment”. (be that in time, money, status, etc)

For me, because this imaginary “plan” did not reveal itself – and I had belief systems operating that told me I wasn’t smart enough, good enough, energetic enough, young enough, didn’t have money in the bank account that was enough, bla, bla, bla, – I bought into the misbelief that I wasn’t enough and that no effort I would put forth was enough, and I believed that effort was a requirement to being enough – and all of this was just a big misunderstanding.

Because of that, I did nothing.

I stayed stuck. My logical mind couldn’t make sense of a plan with an ROI, so I just stayed stuck in the muck. When our discontent surfaces, this is an invitation being presented by our biggest teacher, life itself; for something else, for something different, for something more.

And in that moment, we have a choice.

We can buy into the story of not enoughness and stay right where we are. Safely smothered by feelings of despair, lack of fulfillment and dis-empowerment that comes from the inner critic that lives inside our heads. Here is a place of giving up. A place of, what I might call, death. And, when this begins to fester inside our minds and our hearts, it then must manifest itself into our life in the form of imbalance in our health, our relationships, our careers, our finances. Like attracts like. It’s universal law.

Or, we can choose to enter into the wisdom of our hearts.

Residing in this Divine space requires our trust as in no way is it equipped with a map or a plan or even a path you can see. It does however come with a built-in GPS when you are willing to receive the information coming from here. Your internal guidance system – your heart – is the navigation tool that can guide you through and along any path. Even a path you’ve never been on before.

Our internal guidance system nudges us as the polarity to our discontent. Our inner guidance system is the flicker of joy that is possible. It is the feeling of lightness of being uplifted of getting carried away. If we allow ourselves to be led by our hearts and follow the wisdom of lightness, this act of self-love, self-trust and self-empowerment will lead to a place of expansion, to the place of joy, fulfillment, aliveness and Love. This wisdom will lead us out of the dark and into the light.

And, we are the only ones who can take responsibility for that.

You can blame the president or the world. You can blame the company or your boss. You can blame your parents or your siblings or your spouse. You can live out again and again all the bad things and atrocities that have happened in your life placing your energy and your focus on the past and stay stuck in powerlessness continuing to blame people and circumstances outside of you.

Or, you can reclaim your power.

You can remember that you are spiritual being on a human adventure and everything in your life is a set-up. A set-up for your growth, learning and evolution. A set-up FOR you, designed to follow the wisdom of your heart out of the confusion of the forest and into the expansion of clarity in the field.

If you are miserable and experiencing discontent where you are, I would offer to you that experience of misery is taking place inside you. It can’t be fixed by trying to change the conditions outside you, it can only change by addressing what is happening inside you.

It’s up to you to make the first move.

We are in a new world. Like it or not. We can stay stuck where we are trying to force the old ways into the new framework or we can empower ourselves with new perspectives, new tools and new Ways of Being. The choice is yours. Check in with your heart and follow it’s lead. It will show you the way.

Transform Problems Into Possibilities

Transform Problems Into Possibilities

Right now, chances are you’re feeling at least a little disenchanted, bored, confused, frustrated or even scared. Maybe you’re stuck in a job that looks fabulous on the outside but just doesn’t feed your Soul and as you’ve had time to slow down through this crisis, you are realizing this. Perhaps you’ve created the life that you thought you wanted… but somehow you’re just not happy. Or maybe you just know there’s MORE for you to BE and do but you can’t figure out how to get to it.

I totally get it.

Now that everyone is finding themselves out of their comfort zone, it would be helpful to know how to navigate this journey.

I can help.

I was a corporate marketing executive, married to an amazing guy, making a lot of money, living in a beautiful house and at “the height of my success,” and the truth was I felt a soul-crushing lack of meaning and purpose in my life and I was really unhappy. It happens to a lot of us. I’ve also worked with so many clients who have had this same experience.

So, I want you to know that deep, authentic transformation is truly possible. You can create a life, career and relationship that is totally ALIGNED with your inner being — one that makes you feel ALIVE, FULFILLED and JOYFUL. And is ABUNDANT. And, you don’t have to completely change yourself and your life to experience this.

I know transformation is possible because I’ve done it.

So I created a free mini course that will support you in getting unstuck because it’s packed with useful information.

In the first video I reveal the secret ingredient that gets you unstuck. I give you a peak into the process of transformation so it’s not so scary and I help you understand why you’re stuck and how to get out. In part two, we explore your apprehensions. A.K.A. your Fears! We look at how to dissolve any doubts and concerns that keep you in the stuckness. In Day 3 we you commitment to yourself to own your innate power – which is what you need to create what you truly want. The last part of the course is sharing about the ultimate success. This is the place where your life feels GOOD on the inside — not just on the outside.

The real opportunity for transformation here is I guide you through exercises where you can take action and actually move yourself forward.

If you’re ready to REALLY dig in and create a life that is totally aligned with your inner being — that is MEANINGFUL and makes you feel FULLY ALIVE, I’m here to be your guide. I’ve been in your shoes. On the surface it looked like I had it all and on the inside my Spirit was dying! This showed itself in multiple health crisis’s until I was ready to make changes that brought my wholeness into alignment.

So many people have come to me because they also felt stuck in a life that doesn’t light them up. Many of my clients were experiencing health issues, depression or anxiety. Many felt lost, disenchanted and confused. Some weren’t sure what they even wanted. But they knew their Soul was calling them to more. So, they took the leap.

And, in just 6 months of working with me, they were able to find their authentic voice, unleash their inner creator, experience more self-love AND create a life that truly lights them up. So, if you are ready, I’d be honored to be your guide —

Think about it — what would your life look like a year from now if things stay exactly the same? Really think about that. Do you want to choose the same old rerun pattern you’ve been on?

OR, will you choose to align with your highest self and create a life that feeds your Soul – from the INSIDE out.

If you’re ready to move forward to your full potential, I’m here for you. Click HERE to get your free mini course and get started today.

Meeting Yourself With Love

Meeting Yourself With Love

In a world where most of us grew up measuring ourselves against someone or something else and living in an environment where one continually feels “I am not enough”, I have experienced the blessed privilege of learning that there is actually a miracle that takes place in Acceptance.

I’ve just completed a six-month mastermind with Dr. Robert Holden, Ph.D. Robert teachers that “No amount of self-improvement can make up for a lack of self-acceptance.” Through this beautiful mastermind journey called Love Centered Coaching, I embarked on the voyage believing I would come away from this experience being a more loving coach.

We explored many perspectives on healing and what heals and how we heal and Robert so brilliantly suggests that when we Lightworkers see ourselves as “healers” – people will always show up sick. When we see our role’s as coaches as “fixers”, people will always appear broken.

Yet, when we can Love people instead of healing or fixing them, the miracles really do take place.

As I conclude this six-month inquiry on Love, what I realize at the deepest level is my ability to love anyone else is predicated first on my willingness to love myself. Loving myself means loving all of me. The good, the bad, the ugly and like I say to my clients, the super wicked ugly. (I’m from Connecticut, where wicked is a really popular verb).

How do we begin loving ourselves?

I learned that my self-image is actually incapable of loving all the messy parts that I don’t even want to look at. It’s incapable because it’s mired in judgment, wants to appear perfect and quite frankly wouldn’t know how to love all of me if it tried.

But Love knows how.

Dr. Holden suggests, “Love is intelligent” and as a student in this six-month inquiry on love, I allowed love to lead the way, to guide and inform me. I let love be my teacher. And in that, I met Love and more importantly, I let love meet me. Love just melts away of the judgment’s the learned self (aka our ego) carries around everywhere it goes. Judgments are powerless when they are met with Love’s presence.

My Soul (and yours and everyone’s for that matter) is comprised of the energy of love.

I have this image of my Soul, higher self, my Authentic Self, the wisdom filled part of me that exists beyond space and time in a limitless Spiritual energy of love to gently, gracefully and miraculously merge its sweetness with my human self, the learned part of me, comprised of the physical, mental and emotional part of me.

As these two parts intersect, in my mind’s eye, I see the vesica piscis. Mathematically, according to Wikipedia, the vesica piscis is a type of lens, a mathematical shape formed by the intersection of two disks with the same radius, intersecting in such a way that the center of each disk lies on the perimeter of the other. In my inner vision, I see the intersection vertically. One circle representing the Higher Self and the other circle representing the Human Self. The intersection in the middle representing meeting yourself with love.

Meeting Yourself With Love, is Loving All of You.

Loving all of you brings us back to this idea of acceptance. Instead of dumbing ourselves down, reinforcing how we continually make ourselves wrong and then punish ourselves for it or living our lives on this constant quest to be good enough, what if we met it all with acceptance?

What if we saw it all as an expression of the Divine?

This brings us back to judgment. Or removing judgment I should say. When we can see with the eyes of love, there is no need for judgment. Everything just is. It is what it is. It’s not good or bad or right or wrong. It’s not black or white or up or down. Love removes the judgment in polarity and ushers in oneness through acceptance.

The truth is that energetically, we are all one. Everything is energy just expressed in different forms. (Pretty sure Einstein said this and quantum physics proved it) So, if we are really all One, and everything is connected then, I am you and you are me.

The path to Oneness can only be paved with love. It’s the only real, true, essence that can guide us to this place.  If all of humanity is on the hero’s journey and our destiny is Oneness, the path to get there can only be the path of love.

Here’s where I get to quote Michael Jackson. “I’m starting with the man in the mirror. I’m asking him to change his ways……And no message could have been any clearer, If you want to make the world a better place……Take a look at yourself, and then make a change.

Meeting Myself With Love

Seeing the connection in all things,
Is the revelation.
I am you,
And you are me.
On the Hero’s journey,
All of humanity,
As our destiny.

Fated is the path to Oneness,
With Only Love
Meeting me,
Emerging through me,
As me.
When I acknowledge the
Loving Quality of my true presence,
Accepting all of me,
Giving permission
To Be me,
As the Love that I am,
I mirror all of me
Back to you.
Closing the loop in the
To All That Is.
© Donna Bond

Raising Your Consciousness to Transform Your Life

Raising Your Consciousness to Transform Your Life

Simon Sinek taught us it’s not what you do, it’s why you do it. Consciousness Rising is why I do what I do. It also happens to be the name of our company.

The intention with the work we do at Consciousness Rising, Inc is to empower your true nature to raise the consciousness on the planet. We do that by supporting people in their evolution in experiencing a life filled with joy, happiness, fulfillment, freedom, purpose, and expansiveness. These are the qualities of your Authentic Self, which are naturally present at a higher level of consciousness.

Through the process of transformation coaching one’s consciousness rises as the result of seeing life from a higher perspective. It is through transforming our inner awareness that the reflection of our outer world then begins to mirror back greater love, joy, peace, aliveness, fulfillment, and feelings of being on-purpose. If everyone on the planet rose to this uplifted state of being, our world would be a much different place.

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I am eternally grateful to my teachers, Dr’s Ron and Mary Hulnick, and their innovative and pioneering program in Spiritual Psychology at the University of Santa Monica for paving the way for the rising of my own consciousness and inner awareness. It is through the transformation and rising of my consciousness that today I experience personal revelations of profound freedom, deep fulfillment, and incredible joy in my everyday life. It is also because of them, I am now able to assist others in doing the same.

Raising Your Consciousness with a New Perspective

Raising your consciousness gives you new perspective. It reveals the gift of experiencing your life from the Soul’s perspective. And from the Soul’s perspective, you are pure consciousness. That consciousness that energy is the same vibrational frequency as pure Divine love. Essentially, we assist you in experiencing the love that you are.

Dr. David Hawkins created the Map of Consciousness, which depicts a scale of emotions and their vibratory frequency level. Hawkins proved through kinesiology that all our emotions vibrate at a particular frequency. In his book Letting Go he explains emotions of shame, guilt, and hate are lower energies and fall at the bottom of this scale. Whereas emotions of love, joy and peace have a higher resonance and vibrate at a higher rate on the scale.

When you are experiencing either lower frequency emotions such as grief and fear or higher ones of peace, joy, love, and gratitude, you are also activating the frequency of those emotions by giving them energy. Because the law of attraction is always operating – and is as real as gravity – those activated frequencies naturally draw experiences into our lives that are similar in vibration to the emotions resonating within us.

We are only able to experience and witness the divine love within ourselves and in the world around us by residing in these higher frequencies. We do so in raising our consciousness equal to that of love or above, as explained by Christie Marie Sheldon. From that place, we are then able to see the love reflected back to us in our lives.  And then we are we able to see our magnificence and the unlimited possibilities available to us in our lives.

The incentive to work with a transformation coach can shift your perspective, experience emotional healing, to see things differently, to raise your consciousness, to allow yourself to rise up the emotional scale so you can experience higher frequency emotions and life experiences that reflect that. The Dr’s Hulnick describes it as “removing the blocks that keep us from knowing ourselves as love”.  When we remove those blocks, only then do we reside in the natural state of our authentic self. This is when we begin to access the emotions at the top of the scale and to attract higher vibrational experiences into our lives.

If you are interested in learning more about what a transformational journey could look like for you, I invite you to experience a 90-minute complimentary discovery session with me. This is where we explore together where you are currently in your life, where you’d like to be and what are the things standing in your way. If this resonates, you can secure a session HERE.



Cultivating Authentic Empowerment

Cultivating Authentic Empowerment

Most of us have built our esteem system off things outside ourselves. This begins when we are children. We want mommy and daddy’s love and approval, so we do things to please them, to delight them, to get their attention and their accolades. This childlike pattern gets embedded into our psyche and we grow up and take it out into the big world.

I know I’ve spent a good portion of my life seeking everyone’s approval, attention, accolades. This is how we build a false sense of empowerment. Through our constant seeking of recognition and approval from our parents, teachers, bosses, spouses and on and on the list goes. When we are stuck in this pattern it’s a slippery slope of self-betrayal because we often ignore our own voice or our own inner guidance to do something someone else wants. When this happens, not only do we enter self-deception we also falsely build our esteem from things outside ourselves.

A State of Inner Authority

To cultivate authentic empowerment is a process by which we build esteem from our own inner knowing, not from things outside us.

Authentic Empowerment is a state of inner authority. A feeling of being safe and secure in who you are and what you know to be true for you. It’s not something that can be found outside of you because it’s something that is cultivated through the process of expression and Being your true self.

We are brought up in a world of comparison. Our achievements are very much driven around being better, strong, faster…. But, where does that end? Demonstrating the courage of standing apart from the crowd, willing to be YOU, in the truth of who you really are, can cultivate Authentic Empowerment. Perhaps the gifts are not in being better, but rather; different.

Dr. Robert Holden, Ph.D. has a quote. He says, “No amount of self-improvement can make up for lack of self-acceptance.” I find incredible wisdom in this. As I connect the dots of Authentic Empowerment in my own life, I know that it has been through self-acceptance that I’ve come into alignment with who I am. Flaws and all….. And, how my acceptance of myself – regardless of what anyone else has to say about it – provides me with an inner strength and foundation on which I can continue to grow and learn and expand my life.

Authentic Empowerment recognizes that we are Divine Spiritual Beings having a human experience and not the other way around. We think we are a body and we have a soul, but really, we are first a foremost a Soul – an energy system actually – and our body and personality is a more narrowly focused projection of our Soul. We you can tune into this idea that you are an individualized expression of universal energy, you realize that you are far greater than anything you can even comprehend in your humanness.

You Be You

Empowerment is defined as the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights.

Gary Zukav writes in The Seat of the Soul, “When the personality comes fully to serve the energy of its soul, that is authentic empowerment.” I translate this into You be You. When you begin to stand in your own truth and rely on your inner knowing, inner guidance and your own inner truth to guide your life – your personality/ego is then in service to the highest part of your Being. To me, this means letting your Soul lead your life.

Cultivate Authentic Empowerment That Lasts

I offer a masterclass where I provide the framework for you cultivate authentic empowerment building inner authority and bringing to life a deeper quality sense of inner surety. Another benefit of this is taking a greater level of responsibility for the experience you are having in your life. From this place, one stands in their true authentic power.

If you are feeling stuck or stagnant or unsupported in where you are in life, this class may be the perfect solution. If you are at a major crossroad and you’d like guidance and support in how to make that decision from a personally empowered place, the life mastery tools in this class may be of assistance.

If you’re ready to live a more rich, juicy, fulfilling life filled with aliveness, joy, creativity, meaning and purpose – maybe this class is for you.

If you are interested in learning more about what a transformational journey could look like for you, I invite you to experience a 90-minute complimentary discovery session with me. This is where we explore together where you are currently in your life, where you’d like to be and what are the things standing in your way. If this resonates, you can secure a session HERE.

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