Hello my tribe of lovelies,
I’ve been up to my eyelashes in working on my IN-Vizion® training for 2013 and so I apologize for missing last week’s blog.
I’m actually amazed at how many people are in the training – over 100 students from all over the world are waking up to a new perspective with IN-Vizion®. I am incredibly grateful that my mission of being a small part in the Big Shift offering people a way to gain inspired insight and empowered influence, for themselves and consequently for others is HAPPENING!
It’s all about the way we see, how willing we are to expand our horizons, see from a higher vantage point, and recognize how the glass is always whole regardless if we see it as half empty or half full.
In order to change our viewpoint, we need to be willing to step back into a less personal part of ourselves, the Self that sees the self, the essential awareness that is timeless and observant. We all have that in us.
In times of transition it’s especially important for all of us to remember this. It’s only the small self that suffers. It’s the ego that needs certainty and familiarity and promises and reassurance where the destination is specified and comfortable, not the soul. Our Self knows that when it’s allowed to be the eyes we see through everything changes. How we perceive is the first step to getting clear perspective.
The seasons are changing now. If you look back over this summer, or for my tribe Down Under, winter, how have you changed? I’m not the same person at all. The motorcycle accident that forced me to reevaluate my trajectory, and authenticity, had me in bed as you all know for almost two months. I knew to surrender to the death of the old me. Surrender to the fact that this was no accident. That something magical was happening even though the suffering was a complete pain in the you-know-where. Because of that treacherous and debilitating experience, I am more myself than ever before, with greater clarity, hope and compassion, and courage—that came out of the core of my vulnerability.
How do you see things differently? Have you been able to transcend a viewpoint from resentment to forgiveness? When the season began where were you in your life, and how did you perceive things? Looking back now, has your perspective changed, and as a result has your history changed?
Are you the same?
In the past couple of weeks a terrible flood happened in Boulder Co. in the U.S. I have many friends there, some safe, some suffered severe losses. One of my friends sent me an image of a family whose home had been destroyed, I don’t have permission to show it you but I’ll tell you about it. The family (two adults and a teenager), was hugging knee deep in water, and a wet golden retriever was in what appeared to be a harness on a table top or raft. Another two children (maybe eight or nine years old) were splashing about and laughing, clearly enjoying the adventure. A third child was higher up and behind the first two caught in a mid-air jump from a puddle into the floodwaters with a big grin on his face.
Wouldn’t it be awesome if we all could see our difficulties as puddle jumping opportunities—leaping and splashing, and hugging our way through disasters, with the innocent adventurous hearts of children?
Until next time
The InVision Project
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