Experiencing Essence

Sunset as EssenceI had a very powerful experience of essence at a workshop earlier this week and wanted to share it with you. During the three days I was there we talked about your business being an expression of your essence. At the very end of the workshop we stood in front of one person at a time and thanked them for what they brought to the group.

So, it went something like this: Stand in front of someone, look into their eyes, thank them for sharing their wisdom, their gentle spirit, and their joy. Then the person would look into your eyes and thank you for what you brought to the experience. After we hugged we sought out another person to share thanks with. Here’s the really cool thing. I had not had any personal interaction with many of the people I thanked and yet as I looked into their eyes I was clear about what to thank them for.

And, what’s even cooler is that many of the people who thanked me used the same or similar words with me as the previous person. They weren’t a generic “thank you.” They were very specific to me. What that tells me is that when you show up fully and in your essence, you are seen. When someone else shows up in their essence, you see them.

This applies to Life Purpose, since that is an expression of your essence. When you show up as your purposed self and give your Life Purpose to someone you are giving your essence, the best of yourself. As you see yourself through the lens of your purpose and acknowledge your magnificence, you create powerful connections. There is much joy in seeing yourself as a brilliant, shining being with something to contribute to the world.

We often spend so much time either toning it down or judging ourselves and others that it may seem a bit foreign to see yourself in your essence. Give it a try and see what happens. When have you known that you are expressing your essence? What happened? Enjoy!

One Response to Experiencing Essence

  1. Janet Herzog March 23, 2014 at 7:15 pm #

    Hi Cindy,

    You’ve been on my mind lately, hope you are doing well.

    I totally agree that when we are “authentic” with other people they see our true selves. I went to a women’s workshop two weeks ago and the speaker, Jane Rubieo, talked a lot about this. But she also cautioned us that sometimes we need to be careful with whom we share our true selves.

    It is sad that we have to protect ourselves from some people. To be your authentic self means to make yourself vulnerable. There is a cost to being genuine, although the payoff can be significant.

    It sounds like you are doing what you love to do. I’m so glad, because you are good at it and your insights help other people.

    Take care.

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