A four week online course
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“This is the best online course I have ever taken.” ~Frank T.
Imagine you woke up tomorrow to a life that was reflecting the fullness of the potential that you always knew was in you. What does your life look like? What sort of person have you become? Let yourself inhabit that vision for a moment.
You no doubt know that there is far more inside you than you have ever brought forth—more creativity, more contribution, more joy, more love, more life. You probably also understand that you have the capacity—as all human beings do—to consciously choose who you will become and to actively participate in how your life unfolds. The question is this: How can you let go of the limiting beliefs and behaviors that prevent that potential from coming forth?
“My attitude and behaviors were remarkably influenced by my participation in Activating Transformation through the Power of Blessing. I was feeling restless about my work life and I was excited to find a teacher who used the words blessing and transformation together! The content and process is gentle and focused. I marvel at what I learned about myself and the power of blessing through this simple course.” ~Kelly B.
Why Personal Transformation Can Be Challenging
There are a couple of reasons why personal transformation can be challenging: we misunderstand what is real, and we misunderstand the nature of power. First, let’s consider our misunderstanding of what is real.
What Is Real?
Until you have achieved a certain level of self-awareness, you accept as true ideas about who and what you are that you have inherited or been socialized into. Even though these ideas are arbitrary, you take them to be reality: accurate and unchangeable.
You live as someone others believe you to be, and more important, you perceive yourself to be who others believe you are. These ideas and beliefs comprise your mental operating system, and it never even occurs to you to question them.
At the root of this operating system lies a fundamental error that almost all of us have inherited: the idea that we exist as solitary entities separate from one another and the rest of Life. This notion of being separate gives rise to a false self, often referred to as the ego, which we mistake for our true self.
And that brings me to our misunderstanding of power.
What Is Power?
As long as we are living from this ego perspective, we see ourselves as lonely strivers who must prevail over all obstacles through our own effort, and we see power as the ability to force things to happen—the ability to dominate, dictate and control.
This egoic understanding of power is what we see playing out on the national and global stage, and if we pay close attention we will see it within ourselves in our approach to personal transformation: once we realize that the beliefs we have inherited about ourselves are false, we try to overcome them through judgment and resistance and we try to become the person we wish to become through the energy of striving and grasping.
Ironically, this ego approach of force, with its judgment, resistance, striving, and grasping, is the very thing that assures that the old patterns stay locked in place. The ego approach to change keeps transformation at bay.
“Patricia Pearce provides a powerful process to address the everyday issues that block the transformation we are seeking in our work or in our lives. She has a wise and calming presence and helps us to break down and move through challenges in our own way. It is a discipline I hope to return to again and again.” ~Abby S-H.
True Transformation Arises from Acceptance
Transformation isn’t something the ego can accomplish. It is a spiritual process which occurs naturally in the presence of acceptance, appreciation, and blessing.
If you think about your own experience, you will probably recall times when being in the presence of judgment had the effect of shutting you down and preventing you from expressing your potential. You will probably also remember times when being in the presence of acceptance and appreciation allowed you to thrive.
Three Steps for Activating Transformation
So how do you cooperate with the natural process of transformation? Here are the three basic steps:
Lay Claim to Your Intention
You begin by affirming your intention to open to transformation, recognizing that it is not something you personally bring about. You move beyond your limited ego perspective and call upon the power of Love to assist you.
Setting an intention is very much like setting coordinates in your GPS. You use a GPS precisely because you don’t know how to get where you want to go.
What sort of person do you want to be? What sort of life do you want to live? What sort of contribution do you want to make in the world? These things make up your GPS setting.
You don’t dictate how your journey unfolds (which is what the ego would like to do). Rather, you lay claim to the person you want to be and the life you want to live, accepting that there is a greater Wisdom that is supporting you.
Accept and Bless
Once you set your intention, you do something that seems counterintuitive and paradoxical, but which is extremely potent. You simultaneously accept and bless what is, and accept and bless what can be.
It sounds quite simple, and in a way it is. But it is also quite challenging because in order to do these two simple things you have to surrender judgment, resistance, and disbelief.
In the process, you begin to learn how to yield to what wants to naturally come forth, rather than strive to make it happen. Along the way, you begin to discover that you really aren’t in this life alone.
Become an Improv Partner with Life
Having assumed a stance of acceptance and blessing you enter into an improvisational partnership with Life, employing the improv maxim of yes. . . and. . .
You say yes to what Life has given you, and you offer up your own creative response to it without any attachment to specific outcomes.
Entering the Dance of Becoming
Through laying claim to your intention, accepting and blessing what is and what can be, and engaging in the improvisational practice of yes, and you open the way for transformation to occur.
Partnering with the power of Love, you enter into the dance of becoming. You allow your life to unfold in surprising ways that you neither dictate nor control, but in which you play a vital creative role.
“Activating Transformation does just that from an arrestingly unique vantage point. Patricia’s wise teachings are presented in a highly accessible way (even to one such as I who is a bit dubious of on-line venues) and the stunning quality of the experience as well as its depth and power will surely activate transformation in you as it has in me.” ~Sue W.
How do you know if this course is for you?
This four week course introduces the spiritual principles of transformation and offers a method for opening the way for lasting personal transformation to unfold in your life. As with any course, it is only useful to the extent that you are ready and willing to engage with it. This course is specifically designed for people who are:
- Ready to invite personal transformation into their lives
- Open to examining and releasing habituated ways of thinking
- Open to exploring countercultural and counterintuitive approaches to change
- Willing to explore life in partnership with Life
- Committed to investing time in the teachings, guided meditations, and practices
Each week you will receive:
- A recorded audio teaching
- A recorded guided meditation to help you internalize the lesson
- Practices to enable you to apply the teaching to your own life
- Daily emails to keep the teaching in the forefront of your mind throughout the week
- After the four weeks is over you will have permanent access to the course material for your ongoing use.
“Activating Transformation Through the Power of Blessing is thought provoking, rich in wisdom, and creatively designed. I highly recommend joining Patricia on this remarkable journey of learning to say Yes to what is and to what can be. I trust this experience will open the way for new possibilities in your life as it has in mine.” ~Linda T.
If I register, how soon can I start the course?
Instantly. As soon as you register for the course you will have immediate access to the first week’s content. Each week thereafter you will receive an email letting you know that week’s lesson is available.
How can I take advantage of the friend discount?
For information on taking advantage of the friend discount, please click here.
Do I have to be available at a specific time to take this course?
No. The course teachings will be presented as audio recordings each week which you can listen to whenever your schedule allows.
Will I be able to access the course material after the four weeks is up?
Absolutely. When you enroll in the class you receive permanent access to all the course material, so you can go back and review it whenever you want. You can also download the course content onto your computer hard drive.
What if I have other questions?
If you have additional questions about this course, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. Click here to send me a message.