What do you want? I mean really want? At the first transformational workshop I ever did this was the question on Day 5 – What do you want? I remember at that time it seemed like a simple enough question – I mean, isn’t it easy to know what I want?
But my experience of that process was much different than I expected.
My vivid visual memory of that process of What do you want? was a picture of me, standing on a chair – shouting as loud as I could with tears streaming down my face – “I want to love”. In fact, I shouted it over and over again (along with a room full of about 250 other participants who were shouting) so much that I lost my voice.
Are you feeling the call to make a difference in the world? To Play BIG…
If you’re like most of us, “changing the world” can feel daunting, to say the least. First of all, we have to combat the voice of our inner critic who might say, “Who me? Who do I think I am?” Then, if we can get beyond our own inner sabotage, there’s the overwhelm factor.
There are so many organizations, non-profits, charities, and NGOs doing great things. How do we know where to put our energy and time? If funds are tight, how can we give from our passion, skills and creativity?
Here are some ideas to get you started thinking about where you’d like to be of service, whether that’s in your local community or abroad.
- Ask yourself what upsets you about the world. What breaks your heart that you want to see stopped in your lifetime? Use the fuel behind your heartbreak to do something and take a stand. What if YOU are the leader you’ve been waiting for?
A Video Message From Rebecca
Year ending and a new year beginning is a time when many of us are looking at the long view.
Looking behind us to take stock of the last 12 months and looking ahead at what we would like to create, put into motion, let go of or begin a new.
Many of us take time to visualize the coming year with certain outcomes; maybe we come up with an intention or a word that will direct us. Some of us go into a prayer full time or a time of meditation wanting to set the energy or the tone for the coming year – listening inside to guidance or direction.
Where is your voice –
your beautiful, beautiful voice –
singing the dream you were born for?
It seeps into your dreams at night. That bigger dream – a vision of what could be possible. Of what SHOULD be.
Is it a vision of people set free from their own inner constraints or from a societal issue? Of lives fulfilled and joy unleashed in the world? Of a country responding to challenge with unsurpassed creativity? Of a planet and all its species flourishing?
Or is it a vision of a business that so serves its clients and customers that it thrives because of its enormous contribution?
Does it take the form of rebellion or revolution? Of people taking a stand to change an injustice? Or something more subtly powerful, like people being happy in the work they do?
It can be simple or awesome in its scope, but it captures your imagination and lights up your soul.