Meeting Yourself With Love

Meeting Yourself With Love

“Art by Paul Bond”

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,
Oneness
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
Connection,
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

Image taken from  A Coronation of Singular Importance by Paul Bond Fine Art

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. Class begins in Jan 2020 and I am currently accepting applications.

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.

Loving Yourself as a Strategy to Wholeness

Loving Yourself as a Strategy to Wholeness

Image taken from A Homecoming by Paul Bond.

Loving Yourself as a Strategy to Wholeness 

 

A New Way to Relate to Your Emotional System

The next month is going to prove to be challenging astrologically. Not just because Mercury is in retrograde – which rules information and communication – but because the retrograde is combined with Scorpio. Scorpio is all about what’s hidden. So, while I’m no astrologer the idea that we will be in a phase where we will be invited to go back (retrograde) and explore hidden (Scorpio) information and communications (Mercury) we may be in for an emotional month.

I want to suggest that loving yourself is the only way through it, if you want to make it useful and use it for your own personal transformation.

Life is a mirror and it’s always reflecting things to us that are hidden in our subconscious. So, the opportunity to revisit things that are hidden and that need to be REVEALED to be HEALED will be front and center. Loving yourself is the recipe in which success can be experienced here.

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While this may be a perfect time to invite a new strategy into your awareness, it’s also a great way to lay down a new and permanent foundation on how to support yourself emotionally. In other words, how loving yourself can become a built-in emotional support system. This is not a time to mentalize what is coming up. The call to action here is to actually BE with your emotions.

What on earth does it mean to BE With your emotions?

Being with your emotions means actually allowing them. I want to even suggest loving them. Loving all the parts of you. Giving your emotions space to be explored and expressed in a gentle and compassionate way can be life-changing. In other words, feeling your feelings and not making yourself wrong for what you’re feeling. This is a self-love practice that is done in a private sacred space. In no way am I suggesting that you take your feelings out on anyone else as you attempt to explore and express them. This is about learning to create a new type of foundation for yourself in a beautiful and supportive way.

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Now, it’s possible that what is being revealed to be healed probably isn’t kitty cats and bunny rabbits. It’s likely more similar to fire breathing dragons and big scary monsters. (Given that it’s been buried, and you’ve been afraid to look until now.)

Remember the Pixar Animation Monsters, Inc? Remember how that sweet little child just loved up those monsters? What if you did that? What if you attempted to love the monsters and the dragons instead of trying to kill them? See, here is the thing. The emotions are yours. They don’t belong to anyone else. They are going on inside of you. When you can take 100% responsibility for the emotions inside of you, you can also step in as a powerful presence of loving and comfort yourself deeply.

Loving Yourself Means Loving All of You

In the multifaceted beings that we are, we have a lot of parts. We have light parts and dark parts and shiny reflective parts and dull parts. We are dynamic and multidimensional. We are both human and Spiritual. What I am suggesting here is loving all of it. Loving all of you. Loving even the parts you don’t want to look at. And, doing so with tender compassion.

Be Gentle with Your Sweet Self

Loving yourself is a practice. I would also suggest this task requires help from a higher power – whatever that is in your life. I like to imagine my higher self is actually the one doing the loving of my human self. I imagine my Authentic Self is handling this. My Authentic Self is the part of me I know is the energetic, spiritual side of my nature which is comprised of the energy of pure Divine love. I let this higher part of my Being handle the tall task of Loving my humanness. In this, I believe a new strategy is birthed in Loving Yourself. And in that, I begin to love my wholeness. All my parts. Even the messy emotional parts.

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.

Live your life with self-love and empowerment

This is your life.
It’s meant to be rich and fun and fulfilling.
You are meant to feel loved, empowered and alive.
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transform your life from the inside out.

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Tools for Peace

Tools for Peace

“Art by Paul Bond”

Tools for Peace

Shanti to Support Your Meditation Practice

As a Spiritual life coach my clients ask me frequently, “In the midst of chaos, what is a tool I can use to bring more peace, harmony and tranquility into my life”. My response is always the same. Meditate. Meditate. Meditate.

The importance I place on meditation and bringing oneself into harmonic resonance became heightened for me when I had a prophetic dream about breast cancer that was growing in my chest. My daily meditation practice is not to be messed with.

My life coaching clients always protest, “I don’t have the time” or “I can’t calm down my mind enough to relax into a meditation” Yes, that is why it’s called a meditation practice. And, there are tools out there to support you in relaxing onto the path of peace and tranquility.

One of the tools I love that I want to share about today is The Shanti Bowl.

Ringing the side of this luscious Tibetan singing bowl emit a beautiful and balanced note of B which resonates most strongly with the crown chakra and almost instantly brings one into balance and harmony. Ringing the bowl and merging with its vibration actually balances the right and left hemispheres of the brain and creates coherence. When our mind is balanced, it brings our body and our Spirit into balance.
The name of this bowl reminds me of Madonna’s song Shanti – which literally means Peace in Sanskrit. I can hear the lyrics in my head “Om Shanti, Om Shanti Shanti shanti  Shantay Om” Om Shanti meaning peace for all human kind, all living Beings, peace for the universe. Shantay means weaving a magical spell. So, I think about my new Shanti Bowl and the peace it rings out into my mental, physical, emotional and Spiritual body and I think of it as casting a spell in my world and out into the greater world of humanity as I radiate peace wherever I go as I call myself into balance.

This Shanti Bowl is a lovely tool to help one ground into a place of peace to support a regular meditation practice. And, a regular meditation practice is a wonderful practice to cultivate peace.

As a professional life and business coach I consider it my job to be balanced and peaceful to be able to hold a loving space for my life coaching clients. My meditation practice is a foundational part of my life because it supports me in the work that I do as an intuitive life coach using Spiritual Psychology.

What I also love especially about my new Shanti Bowl is it’s elegance and beauty. It’s hand carved and just holding it one can sense into it’s mystery and ancient healing powers. The mallet is solid, wood carved and heavy. I am learning to make my new bowl sing, which I recognize as a skill one must cultivate. Yet, in the meantime, I am happy to chime the side of my Shanti Bowl and allow its vibration to ring through all my levels, into my physical body and through my emotional, mental and Spiritual bodies for peace and tranquility for all.

If you would like further guidance on how to meditate or create a daily spiritual practice – even if you’re not Spiritual – check out this post. To get yourself balanced and on your way – ring a little peace into your sweet self with a Shanti Bowl.  For deeper levels of Whole Being Balance, explore working with a life coach!

Soultalk With Kisser Paludan

Soultalk With Kisser Paludan

Allowing Guidance From the Universe

I had the honor and privilege of being interview by Kisser Paludan who is a psychologist, writer, spiritual teacher specializing in self-esteem, personal leadership, presence and courage. Kisser is a beautiful facilitator and leads incredible retreats. She is based in Denmark. She has interviewed some really amazing teachers and leaders in the Spiritual community, and I am truly humbled to have this beautiful conversation with her.

In this episode of Soultalk, Kisser and I have what she describes as “an inspirational conversation” It is a conversation about how to transform fear into love and how we create miracles and love in our life. Kisser and I also explore how to relate to our Ego and our authentic Self and why it is so important to listen to our heart and intuition and allow ourselves to be guided by the universe to live a fulfilling life.

It’s my honor to have this on my blog and I’m so grateful to share it with you.

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