Cultivating Authentic Empowerment
“The single biggest reason people don’t listen to and trust their intuition is because much of the time, the big things seem totally and completely illogical and irrational…Your Soul is actually giving you the most direct route to get where you are going. It just may not make sense to your logical mind.”
-From the topic Intuition is Often Illogical in Original Wisdom by Donna Bond
How to Find your Inner Strength
Most of us have built our esteem system off things outside ourselves. This begins when we are children. We want parent’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 with us out into the big world.
I know I’ve spent a good portion of my life seeking others’ approval. But 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 anyone else you might come into contact with, you rely then on them, and not on you.
When we are stuck in this pattern it’s a slippery slope of self-betrayal because we often ignore our own voice, our own inner guidance to instead do something that someone else wants. When this happens, not only do we enter self-deception we also falsely build our esteem from things outside ourselves.
How to Build Power from Within
To cultivate authentic empowerment is a process by which we build esteem from our own inner knowing, not from things outside us.
Under the guidance of the Empowerment class, student Natasha Reiss learned a lot about herself along the way, “ I remember being confused exactly about where to put my businesses, my relationships, and with close people and family…And I learned a lot of it was really how I was seeing myself, what I was telling myself.”
Believe it or not, it’s actually only our inside world that really matters. We are actually under the misbelief that our joy, happiness and fulfillment will come from stuff in the outside world, such as money, promotion, material success, etc.
What if deep personal satisfaction, aliveness and feeling happy with yourself and your life didn’t depend on any of that?
That’s exactly what Empower the Authentic You masterclass is all about. Giving you the tools and support necessary to take you on the next step of your personal transformation.
Here is what student Kelly has to say about the last masterclass.
“I have told friends that this has opened my mind in such positive ways, I am learning to look at myself more positively. I am so happy I have started this amazing journey, realizing the energy surrounding all of us and really allowing time for myself, and my Being. I encourage my friends to experience what I am experiencing.”
We have all been brought up to derive our value, worth, confidence and yes, empowerment from things outside ourselves.
This began when we were small kids. We did something to please our parents and we got rewarded with their praise, attention and love. This is how this misunderstanding began and then it flowed over into our adult life, into our relationships, our careers, or family units.
I want to set the record straight. True Authentic Empowerment can only come from inside of you. It’s something that is naturally born out of the awareness and realization that you are really a Divine Spiritual Being having a human experience and not the other way around.
Once you have this realization, a natural wellspring of authentic empowerment begins to well up inside of you. This feels like an inner confidence that can’t be taken from you. It’s not reliant or dependent on what other people say, think or do.
It’s only and all about you. It comes from YOU doing YOU and standing in that truth.
“We have all been brought up to derive our value, worth, confidence and yes, empowerment from things outside ourselves.”
So, how do we do it? How do we transform ego empowerment into authentic empowerment?
First, realize you are a Spiritual Being on an epic human adventure.
Really think about that! It’s crazy right??? But, it’s true. Your body and personality are actually the smaller, learned part of you. The energetic spiritual part of you is the larger, wiser, all knowing Being that is on a learning journey throughout your life.
Next, understand your Purpose is to express YOU!
That’s it. Pretty simple right? We’ve made this epic search out of finding our purpose and perhaps what you’ve been looking for the whole time is yourself. Your purpose is to BE you. The fullest, freest, most expanded expression of your true authentic self.
Learn how to work in tandem with the non-physical world and harness the energy that is all around you.
We are fooling ourselves if we think that the only “real” things in this great big universe are things we can touch and hear and see. Energy is real. The energetic (aka spiritual) world is VERY real. As a matter of fact, the larger part of YOU is in fact energetic. What would it be like if you began to develop a relationship with this part of you?
Give up the old stories.
It’s time to stop blaming our parents. They did the best they could with the tools they had to work with. It’s not your fault that you have been operating according to some limiting ideas, but it’s not really there either. As an adult, you get to decide to update the way you think.
Carol Dweck called it a growth mindset. Reframing old belief systems that taught you to measure your personal empowerment on things outside of you is ready for an update.
Retire perfection and give up the idea that there is a “right” way.
Trapping yourself in “right’ and “wrong” is how you paralyze yourself with fear and stay stuck. When you can update the “right” way to “another ” way, you can recognize the beauty in the individuality that is you.
You get to express your way while acknowledging that there is more than one way. This idea alone can get you into action.
Transform your fear into courage.
Fear is here to stay I am afraid. Each time we dare to venture out of our comfort zone – which by the way is 100% normal and needed if we intend to grow – fear shows up in the human experience. In my masterclass I teach you the magic elixir to transform fear into courage.
Realize that everything happening in your world is a set up for your next level of potential.
As my professors and Spiritual teacher’s Dr’s Ron and Mary Hulnick always say, “growth is a process, not an event.”
Walking through a transformation from ego empowerment to authentic empowerment requires some new perspectives and updated belief systems. If you want to experience transformation in your own life, be wise, be brave, and be the original you.
If you’re ready to live a more rich, juicy, fulfilling life filled with aliveness, joy, creativity, meaning and purpose – then I have great news. I am currently accepting applications for my Empower the Authentic You class. Details can be found here.
If you are feeling stuck, stagnant, unsupported where you are in life, this class IS 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 whole-life mastery tools taught in this class are there to be of assistance long after the class has ended.