I was immersed and inspired during the recent Revelation Conference hosted by Agape, with a variety of powerful and deep teachers, incredible music and rich and deep connections and fellowship. During this time, and ignited from an earlier insight and inspiration, I’ve been sitting on the edge of a new perspective, a new paradigm, and a new declaration of what I realize has always been true and important to me.
I spent several months honing and refining my coaching/teaching/speaking/facilitating niche around relationships and romance, and launched a very powerful and immersive self-supportive program for single women called the Romance Blueprint. I’ve shared my thoughts on a several powerful and also entertaining(!) interviews and tele-seminars, which you can find elsewhere on this site, and have even written some posts here on the subject.
And yet, at the back of my mind/deeper in my heart, there’s been another piece that’s been calling me, that is needed in the world, and that is demanding voice. One of my core values and most challenging commitments to live by is AUTHENTICITY.
There, I said it, I even wrote it in caps (I guess that means I shouted it!) and colored it too!
I see this in so many places, or rather I see the lack of it in so many places. Watch the news, or listen to the media, read the newspapers or online versions, and it is evident everywhere. We, as a people, play safe and control our feelings and thoughts and voices to avoid being noticed, avoid being exposed, and avoid being vulnerable. It may well be obvious to you too, or perhaps this is stirring up your own avoidance of authenticity in one or more areas of your life.
In my photography over the years, I noticed that some images really took people’s breath away, they were touched and moved by these images. The one common denominator I became aware of about these images is the person or people in the images were not posing or static when I photographed them. They were being themselves, fully authentic in their natural presentation. Some were singing, some were dancing, some were being still, all though shared their natural love and heart in who they are. It is what inspires and fuels my passion for photography.
And so it permeates my consulting too. My own coaches and consultants have been nudging me to choose a narrow and refined niche to ensure I can serve a specific demo- and psychographic. Which is what led me to my recent launch of my relationship centered consulting serving single women. And yet, I know I have more to give, more to serve and more to be. Risking the stability is required to step more fully into my authenticity, I must follow this inner urging. I am called to support and serve a larger and more diverse audience, and to share my knowledge and passion in service to your authenticity.
I am aware of three avenues in which turning up your authenticity will make a powerful and positive impact in the world. I’ve come to realize that a large part of being authentic is to have healthy and real relationships, not only with romantic partners, but also with family, friends, business associates and more. How open, vulnerable and authentic are you ready to be? Want more? I can help.
Within all our relationships, and in our lives, one core aspect of being authentic is how effectively and real we communicate. I know you are honest and speak the truth in all your relationships, don’t you? Well, maybe not as well as you believe you do. I have learned a lot about how we use language that supports ourselves, as well as how our words can undermine our success and our relationships, including the one with ourself. You may be using words and language that actually take you away from your honesty and truth. I can help.
Another part of living authentically is that we are all here with gifts to share, and yet so many of us don’t even know or own what our gifts are. I know this one well, as for many years I didn’t claim, honor or share my gifts. No longer though. I know by expressing and sharing our gifts we gain greater freedom and fulfillment for ourselves. Sharing our gifts is also our pure authentic expression. And at this time more than any other, this is so needed by our tribe, by our society, by our very planet. Having trouble with this? I can help.
And of course, for many having an authentic, passionate, fulfilling, romantic relationship has been a long-held dream. Perhaps held as a maybe-never dream. Well, if this is something you want, I can definitely help!
So that’s it. I’m giving up the pretense, the attempts to fake it till I make it. You don’t know what that’s like, do you? I own my authenticity and make it my declaration to the world! I choose to live authentically, and in so doing, encourage and serve you to do the same. In fact, my title of The Passion Consultant lines up more fully for me,and my work is clearer too. Everything I post on my site on each page, and here in particular is my truth, my belief, my authentic expression. I invite you to share your thoughts on living (or not living) authentically, how it feels, or how it is not possible for you, or any questions you may have.
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“Authentic values are those by which a life can be lived, which can form a people that produces great deeds and thoughts.”
“In short, we cannot grow, we cannot achieve authentic discovery, and our eyes cannot be cleansed to the truly beautiful possibilities of life, if we simply live a neutral existence.”
“Strong efforts may be made to deny the place, to silence the authentic, but the spirit of things will break through that silence.“ John Haynes “The authentic self is the soul made visible.”
Sarah Ban Breathnach
“Failure is authentic, and because it’s authentic, it’s real and genuine, and because of that, it’s a pure state of being.”
“Feelings or emotions are the universal language and are to be honored. They are the authentic expression of who you are at your deepest place.”
“I’ve always tried to stay true to my authentic self.”
“The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.”
“The real rub is finding that authentic self and it’s not something that’s going to come to you overnight.”