I am a FireWalker!

October 24, 2013 at 4:33 pm

Oh Yea! I am a FireWalker

 

Walk on fire!  What the hell? Why would anyone want to do that?

I had never had the desire to walk on fire. In fact, with all my wisdom, I thought I didn’t need to do anything like that. I have nothing to prove. I’m me. Just wanting to be more alive!

Unleash The Power Within is a crazy TONY ROBBINS event where over 6,000 people gather for a weekend that will literally rock your world. There was so much that happened in the weekend, but the one thing that I wanted to share with you was about this idea of walking on fire.

As little kids, we are taught that if we touch the hot stove, we will burn our hands. This can indeed be true. However, it also is entirely true that if you are in a peak state of mind, that you can accomplish anything you want. That includes walking on fire without getting burned. Pretty incredible isn’t it?

Fire Walkers in training begins on Day 1!  TONY ROBBINS comes out on stage and the entire place erupts with cheers!  It is absolutely electric in the air. The energy is high, and people are pumped to be pumped up. Tony does what Tony does…he inspires you to believe in yourself. He inspires you to let go of that belief that you may have previously held so and now no longer serves you.
Walking on fire isn’t about the fire at all. The fire, from my perspective, is a metaphor for all those things in your life that you thought were impossible. That you thought you couldn’t do. That you told yourself that you shouldn’t even consider. Every time you did that you diminished a little bit of your power.

In The Wizard of Oz, Glenda tells Dorothy she had the power all along. When you walk on fire, you KNOW you have the power. You know more intensely WHO you are, WHAT you are. And, more importantly, you know HOW you serve in this world.

I am not telling you to go walk on fire. I’m telling you my story so you know you don’t have to walk on fire to have an experience of transformation. You can get it from an AHA MOMENT, reading, from sharing with a friend, and from getting out of your comfort zone.

Look my friends, with all the love in my heart, I will share this with you…. Transformation Occurs When You Are Experiencing Life. Transformation happens you are LIVING your heart’s desire. Transformation happens OUTSIDE your comfort zone.

You can transform your LIFE, the ORGANIZATIONS  you work within by changing your approach and deep desire to do something greater than yourself.

I am a fire-walker! Most importantly, walking on fire taught me a lesson I learned many years ago from a wise woman (my mother), the only limits we have are the ones we place on ourselves.

If you can lift one limitation you know you have today, you are one step closer to BEING FREE, making a new CHOICE and certainly more In Sync.

Much Love,
Suzanne

 

Did you know Cancer can be a gift?

October 11, 2013 at 9:45 pm

Did you know Cancer can be a gift?

It wasn’t long ago that I was up in LA having an incredible day of growing and expansion. I was in traffic on the way home when I got a text msg. from my sister,  “We have a diagnosis on mom. There is a road ahead, but there is light at the end of the tunnel.”

No one is ever really ready to hear someone has Cancer. However, when I first heard this, I thought to myself, wow…. thank goodness I am really living. I love my life, and I want to live it as fully as I possibly can. No Regrets!

I am not writing to tell you the details of my mother’s journey. However, I can tell you, when someone you love gets sick, it makes you look at things differently. For me it has been yet another reminder that life is short, and we are here to learn. We all have lessons to learn. The choice is ours to leverage our learning or not.

If we are really smart, we can learn from those who share with us.

The real challenge for me has been on how to strike a balance between what I thought I needed to do and be for my mother. When I have been with my mother, I have had the experience of stress, getting everything done, trying to get all the information, research other alternatives to give my mother more options. As she said to me not long ago “at times we are like sand paper… but aren’t we lucky!” It turns out she has as many choices as the rest of us. We get to choose how we want to move through whatever challenge life presents. Our responsibility as leaders is to listen for the learning and adjust our course of action accordingly.

For me, the biggest learning from Cancer was  to experience it as a gift. You heard me right.  Cancer has been a gift in my life. When I first had this realization that Cancer was a gift, tears began to flow. Not tears of fear of what might happen. My tears were of gratitude, forgiveness, compassion and grace. Grace had literally filled my being. All the things I was resisting about cancer or fearing had all disappeared. I was able to realize that all the talks my mother and I had been having are the kind of talks that fill my heart with joy. They are conversations that bring laughter in the shadow of pain. Most importantly the gift of time with my mother is something that I think I had taken for granted. My time with my mother wasn’t about doing after this realization. It was about being. I think back about my time with her I am with her, rarely is the TV on. Sometimes we sit and watch the birds, or talk about a new insight. Mostly, I was present enough to just be with her.

No rushing around trying to do the right thing anymore. The gift of cancer is simply a gift for all of us to BE MORE FULLY PRESENT.

On 1 September 2013, my mother made her transition. She is, was, and always will be one of the most important leaders to impact my life. When I think of all that I have learned and gained from knowing her, it’s hard to be sad, and easier to be grateful.

Being In Sync One Moment At A Time,

~ Suzanne