Last week’s Friday Focus, What does your heart wish to express? What is your essential message to the world?, was inspired by my work with Gail Larsen in her Transformational Speaking Immersion in Santa Fe, New Mexico. My heart definitely had something new to express.
There had been something brewing in me for months. My own insistent voice was urging me in a new direction. An energy of transmutation was working within me, bringing fresh pictures and possibilities. Something was being birthed and I needed to give it room to emerge.
So I spent 4 days with Gail Larsen in Santa Fe in her Transformational Speaking retreat. I had signed up in April, taking action from that inner prompting. Her November class was my opportunity.
Gail was the midwife extraordinaire, weaving a sacred space for our essential messages to be realized and the voiced with love and clarity. Gifts were revealed with awe and inspiration. What a time it was! Love, wisdom, tears, celebration, laughter and an extraordinary connection with ourselves and each other.
We give birth to our inner self over and over again, each time discovering something new that brings forth a deeper expression of who we are. It is the journey of the Hero who embarks on a quest for the “Grail”, crossing the void, taming the dragon and returning with the bounty that will feed the hungry: hard-won answers to essential questions, a beacon of light to show the way.
There are stories that make up the arc of our life, defining moments that take us in one direction instead of another. How we choose to relate to our own life story forms the attitude with which we view life. If we try and ignore the past, our journey has no ground. If we keep rehashing the details, we are always looking backward, unable to step into what is next.
The link that threads through my personal stories is a willingness to give up things that were no longer aligned with me—including a thriving career and a marriage. Stepping into the void there was so much to discover–inner peace, self-love and an abundant wellspring of inner resources.
Every one of us has a message that carries our essence. We have something valuable to share that can change the world. My message is about living in truth. You have to let go of things you’ve invested in that no longer have meaning. You discover the answers to your deepest questions inside of you. Alignment with truth is realized in that inner connection. The Inner Teacher is real!
Do you long to express in a deeper way? Give wings to your message. Transformational Speaking may be your propeller!
I love you all!