Becoming: Journeying Toward Authenticity is my first book, is now back from the printer, available for purchase, and to be officially launched with a celebration on May 9. It's about sharing our stories, the possibilities and potential for transformation, for being ourselves -- here, now!
Have you ever heard any of these things? I've heard them or variations of them for a considerable time. Strangely, with different people, during a different era of my history, this was not the case at all. There was more love and respect, more authenticity, more openess and honesty, and generally, a greater sense of community that allowed this sensitivity to exist in harmony. Once the harmony disappears though, a sense of craziness overtook me - until.
First as a driven man seeking the truth and diving into the mysteries of the unseen, while trying to make sense of our social landscape, my mind, emotions, and spirit have experienced more than a decade of conflict, desire, purpose, passion, failure, disappointment, hope, despair, faith, love, and a multitude of others. I feel good about these experiences, and I feel good about who I am, and I feel particularly good about the spiritual wisdom that I have been blessed with and how it seems to magically channel through me in moments of inspiration when I work one-on-one with someone. Discovering the richness of life is to have all of these experiences, to have all these emotions, and to experience conflict and achievement. As I've done this work one-on-one, it has been echoed time and again this past year that people want what I have to offer. As I've tried repeatedly to prepare, as I would normally in any business endeavour, my attempts have come up short. This January 2007 as I shared new conversations and inspiration to new people, their words echoed again the same request. Instead of trying to prepare, I recognized with their feedback, that it is in the moment - In Spirit - INSPIRED. With this realization, the steps have begun and I will show up and I will speak in interactive conversation style to small groups who are seeking the same inspirational insights that have blessed so many of these past conversations. As my audience empowers me with their focused attention, the gift of spirit blesses all of us with exquisite bits that will bring more juice to life. How do I know? So many testimonials from people who have experienced it. And I am grateful to be able to do that which brings me greatest joy. Without an audience, without inspiring and uplifting, without speaking and letting this power find its way into the world, I feel dead, useless, and unfulfilled. It is my calling to inspire and see you bring fulfillment into your life.
A friend of mine suggested this incredible environment and I popped in to take a look. How can I not post something? Anything? I must.
I've been invited to so many blogging communities over the last year due to the content I write for my website and for the initial blogging community that I began with 2 or 3 years ago. I've hotlinked them here so you can check them out. The Mindsay blogging community had me voted the best reading blog last year - an informal vote begun by a member of the community.