Empowerment Call, Day 30

by Jim on August 30, 2013

DAY 30 of the Empowerment Call! Woo Hoo! Thirty Days, going over the 16 Steps of Empowerment, steps to help us live our lives more fully and more free, knowing that freedom is an inside journey. As we complete the 30 days, we end with practical and visionary steps: STEP 15: We accept the ups and […]

Empowerment Call, Day 29

by Jim on August 30, 2013

As we wind down the Empowerment Call, we seek to find our inward calling, and develop the will and wisdom to follow it. This can be super hard…finding your deeper values and consistently living by them. Finding your inner calling, and living by it is a big deal. The question is…are you willing?   Missed […]

Empowerment Call, Day 28

by Jim on August 28, 2013

As we start winding down the Empowerment Call, we include Step 13, which invites us to look at Taking Steps to heal our physical bodies, organize our lives, reduce stress, and have fun. We’ve looked at (and hopefully continue) to examine our lives in the context of patriarchy, hierarchical, homophobic society…we’ve looked at having power within […]

Empowerment Call, Day 27 (step 12)

by Jim on August 27, 2013

We seek out situations, jobs, and people that affirm our intelligence, perceptions, and self-worth, and, we avoid situations or people who are hurtful, harmful, or demeaning to us. This step helps us set intentions, and, it helps us discern. It helps us discern who is harmful, hurtful, etc., and whether we can actually stay the […]

Empowerment Call, Day 26 (step 11)

by Jim on August 26, 2013

Let’s promptly acknowledge our mistakes, and make amends when appropriate. But let’s not say we’re sorry for things that we haven’t done, let’s not cover up, analyze, or take responsibility for others. That my friends and readers, is Step 11 of the 16 Steps of Empowerment! It speaks of ownership, self confidence, and letting others find […]

Empowerment Call, Day 25 (step 10)

by Jim on August 26, 2013

Today…let’s continue to trust our reality and daily affirm that we see what we see, we know what we know, and we feel what we feel. It’s like Virginia Satir’s “Five Freedoms,” and, it’s step 10 of the 16 steps of empowerment!   Didn’t get to hear the call this morning, or just would like […]

Empowerment Call, Day 24

by Jim on August 26, 2013

Today try this: Express love and gratitude to others, and increasingly appreciate the wonder of life and the blessings that you do have. When you do this, it changes things, let me own that, it’s changed things for me. See how it works for you!   Dial: +1 209-255-1099 Enter Access Code: 108300# Reference #22

Empowerment Call, Day 23

by Jim on August 25, 2013

Step 8 of Empowerment Call, Day 23! We make a list of people we have harmed, and, people who have harmed us, and take steps to clear out the negative energy by making amends and sharing our grievances in a respectful way. Didn’t get to hear the call live, or just want to hear the […]

Empowerment Call, Day 22

by Jim on August 25, 2013

Step 7 is a step of willingness, and this step says that: We become willing to let go of shame, guilt, and any behavior that keeps us from loving ourSelves and others. Are you willing to release the pain of these emotions and experiences? Didn’t get to hear the call live, or just want to hear […]

Empowerment Call, Day 21

by Jim on August 21, 2013

Step 6, Day 21, and affirming and enjoying our strengths, talents and creativity, striving not to hide these qualities to protect others egos. That’s the step! Affirming our skills, talents, strengths. This step competes with the religious messages that we may have heard in which we’re not to “be proud,” and, it also competes with […]