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Empowerment Living and Faith Transition

Introduction to Commonalities Between Empowerment and Faith Transition

I have wondered whether I’d ever broach “faith transition” in conjunction with Empowerment Coaching, and the more I’ve shared about it on my personal Facebook Profile over the last year, the more I realize how it fits with the needs of many in our community here.

This is my first post on this topic on my Empowerment Blog, and I will import and add more here under a new category dedicated to experiences around “Faith Transition.”

There are so many joyful and challenging commonalities between the various aspects of a “faith crisis” or “faith transition” experience and personal development for empowerment!

Among them:

  • Living your authentic self
  • Recognizing your divine nature and worth with ZERO caveats
  • Dealing with criticisms of loved ones who don’t understand or can’t fathom what you’ve discovered or why you take the path you are on
  • Breaking out of the mold of the standard “middle/working class” mindset in favor of greater joy and abundance, and breaking out of the family and/or religious mold also in favor of greater joy and abundance
  • Leaving your tribe, your known world and community for the unknown
  • Embracing unrestricted access to all the Universe has for you

I’ve had many meaningful spiritual experiences and transformational breakthroughs in my life, and by far my faith crisis and subsequent transition has become the single most significant (traumatic, joyful, and important) event of my life.

If you’ve been through a faith transition, posts in this category will hopefully serve as support from someone who knows how traumatic having your entire world flipped upside-down in this way can be.

If you haven’t but know someone who has, I hope these will serve as a basis for understanding and thoughtful discussion.

Varied Beliefs Between Coach and Client

No matter what religious or other “package” you put around High Truth/Universal Laws, the Laws remain and are compatible with any belief system. I have experienced them as a firm believer in my former religion, and as a post-believer, and I’ve found they function the same.

Empowerment Coaching with me has no bearing on what religion, spirituality, or atheism you and I personally ascribe to, and as long as we both fully realize that, we can work together in utmost respect.

As always, the ultimate goal is for personal empowerment, whereby we can live our most fabulous lives and influence the world to do the same!

No, You Can’t Do the Impossible

I Can’t? But “Impossible” Says “I’m Possible”…

"I'm scared to dream. What if it's impossible?"
To dream or not to dream the impossible dream…

…Audrey Hepburn said so! Nope, sorry. You can’t. You cannot do the impossible. Now, I know you’re thinking I burst your pretty bubble full of possibilities, and you’re either bummed and discouraged or you’re angry and determined to prove me wrong. Either way, cool. Keep reading.

Larry Winget opened my eyes to this fact, and by doing so, actually opened MORE opportunities to me, not less. Here’s what Audrey said…

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible”!

She’s saying to quit thinking dreams and goals are impossible and get off your excuses and go out and achieve what you want. I CONCUR!

Look, if something is impossible, that means it CANNOT be done. If you assess an opportunity and consider it impossible, and then go and do it anyway, then it wasn’t actually impossible in the first place, it was just really, really hard. Got it?

On one hand we look at our dreams and goals, then freak out and give up, thinking they are impossible. On the other hand, we might see them as impossible, but if we want them bad enough, that just motivates us more to muster our greatest will and go conquer them. Either way, we’re on one extreme or the other and it’s an internal battle. Forget the battle, just realize that the truly impossible can’t be done, and almost everything you thought was impossible before is actually doable.

Quit thinking everything is so damn hard, because that’s a story you made up in your head so you don’t have to step out of your comfort zone and create new, wonderful experiences for your life. Quit it. Stuff is doable. Stuff is easier when you think, “Easy.” Forget doubt, fear, worry, and negativity. It IS EASY!

I can’t tell you how many times that simple mindset shift has made a HUGE impact on my life. The first time I decided I had to break through and see if this stuff really worked, I was desperate. I couldn’t take one more second of my struggle. I gave myself two weeks for absolutely no fear, doubt, or worry. When I started that two weeks, I had $3 to my name. On day one, I made HALF of my previous month’s income. On day two, I made the other half. By the end of ten days (four days early) I had reached my goal. By the end of the month (because why stop at just two weeks?!) I had tripled my previous month’s income, a feat I had NEVER done before, and a sum I had NEVER earned in a month before.

Want to know what I did? I allowed ZERO fear, doubt, and worry. I also put myself first—I did something EVERY day that fulfilled me, and I did it first thing in the morning. And I kept the Universal Laws and Truth in front of me so I wouldn’t give up. I didn’t get a whole new business or marketing effort. I looked around with new eyes and found tools and resources I already had in my life. My mindset shift was the single most important factor in that gain. Period. I decided to think easy instead of hard, and I was SHOCKED at how easy it truly was. Life responds to your perception, so go ahead and make it easier on yourself! Go find the solution to the thing you want and get it done! I’m right here with ya! :)