Last month, I talked about having a backdoor in life. This month, I would like to share some thoughts about hiding. How much are you hiding?
This may sound strange too, may be not as strange as a backdoor.
See, as much as I had been involved in organizations, I hid who I was without even being aware of it. Who are you? I mean, who are YOU? How much do we live our lives based on or in reaction to the projections we have received from childhood, actually infancy onward? How many belief systems of how things are supposed to be have we bought? Does all of that have anything to do with who we truly are or what is true for us? How much do we hold back in order to fit in? That means we do not show up as who we are, we hide.
Around the age of 15 I became keenly aware of how much I did not fit in. For most of my life I looked to find ways to fit in, to be normal and I never quite accomplished that. - What does normal mean anyway? - In my 50's I finally was able to make peace with the fact that I would not fit in and I resigned myself. That still meant to not stick out too much as being different. Today, I acknowledge the fact that I am different and no longer hide it either. Deal with it world!
There is one aspect where I still struggle and that is to receive the judgment that comes from others as a result of no longer hiding. There are still times when I contract instead of staying aware that not only are these judgments not real, they also are a projection of the one who judges me. Miguel Ruiz said in the 4 Agreements to not take anything personal. It's so true. And there are also the moments when I chuckle and say to myself: I wonder if you intended to tell me what you just told me.
There are a few people in my life where I have felt "naked" and still do. Their listening skills are incredible; two of them are just plain psychic. And, I have to admit, I do not mind to be "naked" with them. They are also the ones that I have never felt judged by.
Not hiding who I am, does not mean to blurt out things. I still stay aware of what the other can hear. It is not kind to talk about things someone can not take in, that go over their head.
Hiding is also no longer an option with the workshop I am teaching: Being You - The Evening/One Day Adventure. The certification class was one of the hardest classes I have taken. It took me places that I had no clue were there or that I thought I would be able to go to. So much changed for me; so much I am grateful for.
The other night, I thought to myself: I have no clue who I am anymore. And right away there was the question: So who will you choose to be now? How much are we hiding behind the labels we give ourselves? In reality, we are infinite beings and, as such, we have access to all the energies that are. What if we are willing to re-invent ourselves every day? How much of an adventure would life be? How much would that be an invitation to find out who I truly am, who you truly are?
Are you accepting the invitation?
I have a request: About a week ago, I created a fundraiser on Crowdrise for my friend Lorindra. All the info is on the page. If you feel so inclined to support an 81 year old woman, please donate a few dollars to her. In the end, it could make a huge difference in her life.
I am making changes to my website in order to have a better reach. Staying a well kept secret is not really allowing me to create what I would like to create: change the world one person at the time.
I offer an e-book I created to people who subscribe to a mailing list which will primarily be notifications about classes, workshops, special pricing for sessions or programs, etc.. Some of them are local and others are global, meaning you can access those via the internet. This means, I will not have as much of these event announcements in the newsletter.
The title of the e-book is "7 Steps to Easily Deal with Change" (you'll find it with the blog posts - see below). It brings together my Rites of Passage experiences and tools from Access Consciousness. While you are there, I would appreciate any feedback you have in regards to the changes. I am not done yet, though the bulk is finished.
Also, I invite you to stop by my blog section. Increasing the post frequency as well as the length has seen some interesting posts (see bottom of home page). I plan on publishing at least one per week.
Bay area Workshop Tour
I will be in the Bay Area and present a workshop in different locations. It is the new Being You workshop and it is a series of the Evening Adventure, a short 2.5 - 3 hour workshop. You can find more information and the event locations on my website or my page with Access Consciousness.
They are such transformative classes and I use the tools that will be shared on an almost daily basis. These tools allow you to change the energy of a situation and that changes how you feel and act.
I would appreciate it if you pass the information on to friends or family who might be interested.
All workshops are 6:30pm - 9pm. The specific event locations are listed onmy website.
Oakland/Berkeley area 8/23
San Jose 8/26
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