Transforming Trueness – Voice (In the connections, voice clears)

And the deepest of reality,
an original endowment,
is the intricate truth
of who one really is.

−verse 4 of Transforming Trueness (Repose)

What is your service in this world?

In your own truth and reality, your answer is a simple complexity. We are not simple beings, but it seems we are on a continual journey to simply be. Along the way we are indeed preyed upon by a busyness formed in the confusion of a transforming collective presence in this 21st Century.

There is a collective transformation in process. One major contributor to complexity is a collective unconsciousness to what is really going on. And this is where the individual consciously and powerfully breaks into the scene.

The World Needs You!

Your unique, individual voice is a dynamic entrance into a collective, transforming awareness.

In the recent evolution of my Coaching Model I was reminded that I have done nothing on my own. The freeing of my Trueness has been a collective−and truly collaborative−effort. My richest blessings are consistently held and carried by those who lovingly give of their presence. These connections walk with me in the art of holding. It is in, and with, these connections that voice clears.

In the connections, voice clears. Yes, and this begins in the internal journey as you reconnect with original source−your authentic self from the beginning. Do not limit your thinking in a too-narrow definition of connections. Certainly there are those inner connections we make when clarity presents itself. And there are those connections deepened on the outside as, in a new confidence, we clear the way for our own voice to be heard through our service in a needy world.

Your unique resonance needs the reverberation from these connections. Such reflection reassures the inner timbre. The freeing of your truth is at once joyful and painful.

“We have to leave the garden, so to speak. It is this movement out and back between the loneliness and desperation of the false self and the fullness of the True Self that is the process of transformation.” −Richard Rhor

I cannot offer any advice on avoiding the discomfort of transition nor the pain that comes with transformation. Again, we are always being shaped by forces internal and external and by influences individual and collective.

What I can ensure is this: If you walk with others and allow them to walk with you−letting your voice free, and hearing the other−you will know the Art of Holding in the deepest of reality.

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Transforming Trueness – Desire & Intent (Shaping Can be Painful)

Suffering it may seem
and so suffering it is;
but impairing it is not.

−verse 2 of Transforming Trueness (Repose)

The life sciences perpetually teach us about the natural, life-giving tension of transition, and therefore transformation. We observe it collectively in the transition of nature through the overall transformative flow of seasons.

Change, as we most often use the word in western society, is momentary−usually focused on some specific. Transition may fire off some change, but it is never limited to one specific. Transition differs from change in that, while fired possibly from a specific, it immediately begins to connect across the spectrum−across the internal and the external, across individual and collective.

Robert has been an important part of my work for years. He has sent many individuals my way giving me the privilege of Coaching in his diverse treasure of connection. He is a courageous individual who stands consistently firm in his brand of leadership love. But for Robert it has not been a steady, upward progress in his leadership journey or in his overall evolution as an individual.

Robert has suffered.

I admire much about this man. He has often felt guilty about the times we’ve talked through some of this suffering; a guilt focused on the mere technicality of not being currently engaged in a “paying” coaching process. For me these times of conversation were a smart business move as I simply cared for someone who has been a partner in building my practice. But mostly, and deeply, it has been about doing what I can for someone I love and respect.

So perhaps the purpose of experience is to wear us free of our names. −Mark Nepo, Seven Thousand Ways to Listen

The tension of transition may indeed feel like suffering. And if it feels like such, then for you it is suffering. And hence the pain in transition−it is not some thing being made different, it is You. We are always being shaped; shaped by forces internal and external and by influences individual and collective.

Change, some thing made different, is just that; specific and focused. Transition serves a broad evolution. Change is doing something in a different way. Transition is doing different things. So yes, transition is evidence of life flowing in and through the individual. And yes, transition does not always feel good.

Indeed, Robert has suffered; and many times he was his own worst enemy. However, not all causes of his suffering were self-inflicted. Through each suffering Robert’s spirit would reenergize as he would consciously root a bit deeper into the soil of his Trueness.

Yes, it can be painful to have the name we may have assumed in our life worn away. Or, as Mark Nepo suggests, we may rather embrace experience as the story of a larger, truer name.

Like Robert, your Trueness can keep each suffering from impairing you into a downward spiral of despair, never to return. If you do not stop the spiral, the world will be horribly cheated.

The reality is that we come through our suffering stronger, better, Truer; and all are blessed in the process!

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Transforming Trueness – Impact (Transitions Shape Us)

Transition, one then another
dispensed on a soul
is to an individual
proof simply one is living.

−verse 1 of Transforming Trueness (Repose)

The Impact needed in this world must come from those who have learned to be then do. In any situation, ask yourself what you most desire. The substance of the matter−the truth you need−is right there with you. The substance is in who you are much more than in what you think you might need to do.

Impact−Trueness practiced−is less in the doing and more in the being.

Concerning the root cause of any sense of lack, worry, or inadequacy, David Whyte says in his book, The Three Marriages; “The root is our desire to have any other reality than the one we are confronted with in the moment.” This is misplaced desire: A freedom with its base somewhere in the future. And if based only in a future−where seeing is focused−then your unique freedom is unattainable in the present.

Yes, both be and do are important and there is an order and a balance. If you as a leader feel the tension of this order and balance, then you are standing in the right place. Your most powerful stand as a leader is not some future vision (although a necessary tool). Your stand is in reality−the present.

In so many situations the pressure we feel is the shaping touch of a providential hand. Change, one then another, assures that we, as individuals, have ample opportunities for alteration−momentary modifications in doing that serve a transforming being.

In my writing some may say I’m too spiritual. Spiritual? I would not disagree. Too much? You decide for yourself. For I do not write these things to make you spiritual. I write these things so you may live in reality (in your present−in your Trueness).

From my personal journal:
I am grateful in the pool of each conscious moment. I am free to ‘be’ now and to not have to wait on some future state or status: Aren’t we all? And … that is my purpose: To open minds and hearts to what already is; to open an individual to who they already are−a present enfoldment that is all poised for unfoldment.

For the attentive (contemplative) leader, Impact is the living measure; confirmation of one’s willing participation in the unfolding−the flow.

Each transition is providential opportunity to say Yes.

And so it is that we are shaped by transition−one then another. Yes, we are being transformed into our very Trueness … if we but say, “Yes.”

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Encouragement for Your Love (Building a Story with You)

I am convinced of the impossibility of providing encouragement to another if one does not hold the deep abundance of love inside. This focus of self-love appropriates the transformation into your brand of leadership love.

If you have read this far in my writings, you know my bold claim in the power of conscious love in one’s work. Yes, I firmly hold as truth that the 21st Century belongs to the Aware, Focused, and Loving leader. It is in this rhythm of 3 that your desire joins with intent and moves your brand of love into the flow of the larger story.

We want to build a story with you. In the union of story, it is imperative to learn to hold the tension in the middle stand that is your focus−where your desire joins with your intent and where you find your soul captured by the flow.

The loving part of my own Desire & Intent is that you lovingly lead others to their own authentic confidence. Invite us to build the story with you.

To build the story, encourage us:
1) To embrace complexity.
2) To honor individual uniqueness.
3) To join you in the Flow.

The collaboration in the telling of the story is animated as we love the flow, love the person, and love the story.

See companion post, Encourage Us

Encouragement for Your Impact (Trust in the Unfolding)

Society’s opinion toward results and outcomes is evolving in the 21st Century to an approach that calls on a balance of the internal and the external−a call to use all the creativity at one’s disposal based on who we are as an individual. −J.Brunson, Living a Story of Impact (2010)

I cannot even begin to articulate the transformation which is in the turbulence of where I currently stand. Consequently, I remain open to what the unfolding demands in the flow; the certainty of both rising and falling. Impact is the living measure; confirmation of one’s willing participation in the unfolding−the flow.

In this 21st Century, we need you to step into, and love, the flow of revolutionary authenticity, drawn by purpose.

Purpose brings awareness:
1) Awareness flows from your core.
2) Awareness surrounds you.
3) Awareness draws in life.

Awareness in the flow−Awareness is the flow.

Be aware.

See companion post, Drawn by Purpose