A new Deepening: Sit down, stand up and show up

foto-leadershipA new year, a fresh start! A perfect moment for some reflection. Because our fast changing world requests a different kind of leader. Because in this vuca world circumstances change in a split second and leaders need to work with that. Because the challenges we face are sometimes to big to have an answer to. Because a linear approach doesn’t suit an exponential world anymore. That is why we need leaders who do things differently. Who don’t operate from ratio, but from their intuition and feeling. Who are able to embrace the ‘not knowing’. And we will only be able to this when we first know how to lead ourselves personally. That is why I invite you to have a closer look and what better moment to do so in the silence of the winter?

This Deepening is about Transformational Presence, based on the work of Alan Seale. In three nights you’ll learn to use certain instruments to expand your awareness, expand your knowledge of Transformational Presence and widen your horizon in your personal life and the role you play in that. Of course we can’t all start a restaurant at the beach,  but if you dare to look further to what life has in store for you, your personal journey can start!

Deepening Transformational Presence
Workshop 1: Sit down
The universe offers us ongoing possibilities to learn in life. Everyday again. How can you read those signals? Do you believe in coincidence? What would be an easier way to make decisions?

Workshop 2: Stand up
Do you fit in a box? In which box do you spend most of your days? Do you ever ask yourself why you are here? What does it mean to be alive?

Workshop 3: Show up
Have you ever met yourself? Your most successful self? Your most peaceful self? Who are you in your greatest strength? What can be one step in the direction of your greatest happiness?

Participating in the Series costs 150 euros (incl. VAT), participating in one single workshop 75 euros (incl. VAT). The Deepening starts on Tuesday 31st of January, with following evenings on the 7th and the 14th of February in Eemnes from 20.00 to 22.00 hrs. Let me know if you’d like to join us via judy@madepublic.nl

“Do you have a vision or a dream that won’t let go of you? 
Do you want to play a greater role in creating a world that works? 
Whatever your vision or dream, do it now. 
The world can’t afford for you to wait any longer.”
-Alan Seale

About two wolves, choices and happy thoughts

Think happy thoughts
During our last holiday I read The Alchemist from Paolo Coelho again. It is brilliant how this book, this story, reaches you differently every time. I remember the first time I read it I didn’t really understand it all. Now the opposite was true. Everything resonated and it was one huge field of encounter. Not that I have ever been in the desert, or have been a shepherd, but this story about the recognition from the heart and the walls of illusion is just a great metaphor for life. Well, that’s probably the reason why he sold 30 million copies of it worldwide.
The boy, a shepherd, is learning how to tap into the universal language. A language unspoken, but always present. And there is only one way to tap into this language, through the heart. It is the gateway to intuition, love and awareness. Shutting off your heart means staying inside the walls of illusion, an imprisoned world that is fabricated by our minds, our thoughts.

Now lately we cannot close our eyes anymore for the terrible things happening in our world. There are big shifts going on on a macro-level. But these are actually quite the same as the challenges we face in our daily lives, or even within ourselves. That is called the principle of correspondence, one of the Hermetic principles. It says that everything that happens on one level, also occurs on all other levels. So how can we change this? Let’s start with ourselves. Again there is a beautiful Zintenz story about this subject, the one of the two wolves:

An old indian told his grandson about life. “Within me there is a fight going on”, he said to the boy. “It is a horrible fight between two wolves. The one wolf is bad. He exists from rage, jealousy, greed, conceit, lies, false pride and ego. The other wolf is good. He is joy, peace, love, hope, calmness, humility, kindness, generosity and compassion. Within you the same fight rages. And that goes for each and every other living person.” The grandson was thinking for a moment and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf will win?”. The old indian smiled and answered: “The one you feed.”

If we feed ourselves with love, or, if you like to put it more down to earth, happy thoughts, you’ll be much more likely to create positive things than by thinking negative. This is a choice. And it starts with you. And because every single particle is energetically connected, you can create a movement. Don’t believe me? Watch this video. A movement of happy thoughts. Because if you put yourself in a positive state, you create a positive wave. Brains will start serving hearts instead of the other way around, keeping up the walls of illusion. So why not start today? Feed yourself with good things, let love rule and think happy thoughts!

Breaking patterns

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Source: corrcoaching.com

Having a close look at the choices you make, results in finding a lot of patterns in your life, private as well as professional. It’s like a circle that just keeps on flowing. It might be a loop in which your business always used to work, but it might also be you recognize a pattern in the choices you’ve learned to make since childhood. It’s a challenge to spot them and change them if they’re not serving you anymore.

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Lost in a riddle…

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source: adeecodedlife.com

I love one of these latest songs from Kensington, Riddles. It has their specific signature, but most of all, it describes exactly what life is trying to show us. When is it time to step in? When does something blazes a trail? Do you try to follow the rythm, or are you planning ahead so much, you can hardly breathe? Do you believe in coincidence, or do you come from a place of discovery?

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Challenges

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What if you have a meeting tomorrow that makes you nervous, the thought of it makes you tremble, of which your entire body tells you it wants to run away from it? What then? What do you do? Do you recognize that? As I am a freelance consultant I don’t have those meetings very often, but I see this happen a lot around me. Working for a company, being forced in a position you don’t want to be in, can make you feel terrible. Your manager can tell you it’s something you have to learn, something you need to face. So what is it your manager wants you to learn while your body tells you something completely different?

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Holidays

Balance

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Life is better in flip flops, they say. Now is it? Holidays are coming, all the kids are done with school. Hard working people are looking forward to spend time with their families, ready for ‘doing nothing’. So there it is. Is ‘doing nothing’ equal to ‘life is better in flip flops’? It seems like whenever I’m wearing flip flops, I don’t have to watch my act, I can be half asleep. Is that it? It would mean people want to flee from whatever is happening in their normal daily life.

It seems like we’ve lost balance. I’m shocked about what is happening with people around me in their jobs and the way their managers (are forced to) act. Of course we all have challenges once in a while, deadlines, presentations, out-of-your-comfort-zone assignments. They make you grow, learn things. But lately I see more and more people with a burn out sitting at home, as their managers put this shit load of work on their shoulders. Even though they’ve told them (which is quite a big step!) they can’t handle it anymore, there seems to be no limit. Continue reading

Signs

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Source: @overlyxclusive

Do you know when it is time? Time to change things in your life? Do you also hear people complaining about their jobs, but at the same time telling you it is fine and they want to stay put as in these times it’s so difficult to find something new? Do you notice the life you are leading is quite comfortable and you hush away the little voice inside of you, telling you you need to change something? Why is it so difficult to make a choice even when you know it has to be done? What are we afraid of? It is postponing the flow to run through you as you block it conscious, or unconsciously.

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Responsibility

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What would you do if you had no responsibilities for one day? A good friend asked me this question last week and thus far I didn’t answer her question. The first thing that came to my mind was ‘do nothing, one whole day long’. But than I realized it isn’t that easy. Having no responsibilities feels very empty to me. Not being responsible for any of my actions is unthinkable. I wrote about it before, that you are the one at the steering wheel of your life, but I am starting to realize it is much more than that.

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Reflection

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A bit more silence from my part these days. Although not in my daily life. On the surface it’s extremely busy. So that’s probably why. Two clients who have Manifestion Day, one yesterday and one in the coming week. So there is work that has to be done. And my job is to help companies take the stage and make them shine their light. Funny as this is actually what mother nature does as well in spring. Watching our magnolia that turned into this beautiful green tree by now, proof of the sun shining her light in order to make all trees and flowers blossom. And isn’t that what we are here for too? Shine our light on others, so they will be able to shine theirs? In our human society that all comes down to having the guts to show your authenticity, as this will make you shine in a way no one else can.

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A birds’ choir

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Source: geniusquotes.org

Today, the singing of the birds is so much deeper and felt carried from so much further away, it was beautiful. Would that be because they are welcoming a beautiful day today? The weather is supposed to be fantastic, so maybe they know! And isn’t it so, that we as well sing louder when we wake up on a day that is to be celebrated? Now we can’t be having a feast everyday, as we have to do our job, the regular daily things. But that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate it? Today is what we have. If you’re one of the many persons who are working from holiday to holiday, stop that now. Nobody else but you is on the steering wheel of your life. In an earlier blog I wrote about asking your life what it needs from you today. And someone came over and asked me, whether I meant by that we didn’t get to choose our own way of living. I had to smile as I had long discussions about exactly that with a good friend of mine. He was convinced you always get to choose. I wasn’t that sure, as I believe we choose our blueprint of life before we get born. By now I still believe in this blueprint, but the way we look at it defines how we proceed in life. Now I know life has a lot to offer. And you get to choose what to do with it. It is definitely you at the wheel.

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