Here are a few of our favorite Big Ideas + Other Cool Stuff from Week 1 of Alan Seale's 4-week course, Soul Mission
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Alan Seale, PCC, CTPC, MSC is an award-winning author, inspirational speaker, leadership and transformation coach, and founder and director of the Center for Transformational Presence. His first book, Intuitive Living: A Sacred Path, received the prestigious Coalition of Visionary Resources Award for Best Book in Spirituality 2001. His other books include Soul Mission * Life Vision (2003), The Manifestation Wheel: A Practical Process for Creating Miracles (2008), and The Power of Your Presence (2009), and most recently, Create a World That Works: Tools for Personal and Global Transformation (2011).
Alan specializes in coaching leaders to facilitate transformation by living and working from a greatly expanded personal consciousness, a high level of self-awareness, and a profound understanding of how the world works as energy in motion.
Soul Mission is about answering the big questions. "Why am I here?" "What
is my purpose?" "What can I give to the world?" "What am I being called to become?" This course is Alan's answer to these questions!
Here are a few of our favorite Big Ideas from Week 1:
Big Idea #1: Our Three Assignments
When we come to this world, we are given a job. The job description has three parts.
First, we must learn who we are. We have to answer questions like, “Who am I?” “What makes me tick?” “What lies underneath my desires, goals and visions?”
Next, we must discover our soul mission and bring every aspect of our lives in alignment with that mission. That’s what this course is about.
Finally, we must learn all the lessons that are presented to us as we figure out who we are and discover our soul mission. Every interaction the world offers us is a gift, helping us learn these lessons.
Now that you have your job description, are you ready to get to work?
Big Idea #2: So What is the Soul?
In the ancient languages, languages that predate the religions they later came to express, the word for soul or spirit always translates to mean breath.
So what is the soul?
The soul is your deepest intelligence. It is the organizing and sustaining principal that makes you who you are. It holds your individuality together and gives you a unique, fingerprint-like identity that makes you different from every other human being on the planet.
The soul is non-local. It is within us, and everywhere at the same time. It is a gift, a gift that we can give to others, and one that we can receive ourselves. The soul is the teacher of the most important lessons we need to learn.
The soul's mission is your greatest potential. As we engage this mission, we keep discovering new levels of awareness and understanding. The soul’s mission gives us our energy and our drive, it is the voice within, it is a passion that you cannot ignore.
This mission is not an activity. It is the fundamental reason for doing that activity. If you want to experience inner peace, you will have to live this mission.
In a way, each person’s mission is to be a channel for love. And yet, since each person is unique, that love unfolds through them in a unique way.
Big Idea #3: Freedom, Success, Power and Love
Alan shared an amazing exercise with our class.
Take a piece of paper. In the middle, write the word FREEDOM. Circle it.
Now, quickly write words around it that you associate with freedom. Don’t think. Don’t analyze. Just write. If you get stuck, write with your left hand. Do that for about 90 seconds.
Next, take another sheet, and, in the middle, write the word SUCCESS.
Repeat the same process with this word. Once you’re done, do the exercise with the words POWER and LOVE.
After you’re finished, take a look at the words you’ve written. Are they positive? Negative? Most people will find that at least one of these concepts brings forth a negative association. Which one is it for you?
Use the insight provided by this exercise to work on your relationship to these concepts. If you want to fulfill your soul mission, you must be willing to be free, be open to success, comfortable with your authentic power and living in a way that gives and receives love.
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We hope you enjoyed and we'll see you in Week 2!
-The en*theos Team