Capture Your Essence
What is your essence? What would happen if you stopped making yourself fit the box provided to you by the external world? How would your life be different if you rearranged your work, relationships, activites, or your home, around the qualities of the true YOU?
Essence comes from the Latin word essentia, from the root word esse, to be. It’s the permanent, as contrasted with the accidental element of being. It's the individual, real, or ultimate nature of a thing. It's the most significant element, quality, or aspect of a thing or person.
I remember the first time I came up with this sense of playing with the energy of essence. I was struggling with feeling incongruent in my work. I was an ‘in the closet’ energy worker, leading the Fully Alive Community at Coachville. The irony of it didn’t escape me.
I was afraid that I would appear wacky and unprofessional.
I was afraid that people wouldn’t get it, wouldn’t get me.
I was afraid to be vulnerable and let people see who I really was.
Why was I afraid to let others know me?
My dear friend, Sarah Dolliver from InnerVantage, and I were doing buddy coaching. She asked me, “What do you need to show up as you? How do YOU do it?” All of a sudden something sparked in me . . . I tapped into my breath and did what ‘I do.’ I opened and expanded energetically and felt the sparkle of my essence arise from the catacombs of my being. First came the feelings, sensations and the energies of my essence and slowly the words wrote themselves across the inner canvass of my mind . . .
Cosmically Creative . . .
Ecstatic Movement . . .
Dynamic Partnership . . .
Vibrant Community. . .
As I embodied and fully owned the energy of my essence, I came to trust the uniqueness of my being. It wasn’t long before I started off my class at Fully Alive with a Breathe, Relax, Expand exercise . . . and you know what, they loved it. Interestingly enough, later on I did the StrengthsFinder 2.0, updated Discover Your Strengths and these were my strengths: Ideation, Achiever, Strategic, Relator, Connection
Now it's your turn, what are the essential elements of your essence? Are you ready to align the infrastructure of your world with the qualities of your uniqueness?
Listen to the audio . . .
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