April 16, 2008
It has been too long since I posted . For the last month I have been totally absorbed in a project from work that is also taking me to locations across the Province of Ontario, Canada. The organization I work for asked me to organize a series of 1 day sessions for all of the staff, approximately 1800 people, to launch a new Vision, Mission, Values and Corporate Strategy. When I was handed the task the two Vice Presidents who sponsored this said....we know this is really going to be a challenge but we want to do these starting in April...that was the first week in March. So I am now on the road having organized all of this and now being the host and overall facilitator for these events.
I have to say that without the foundation of Soul Wisdom that I have received from Master Sha I don't think I could have done this. Everyday I have been doing my lower dan tian practice, snow mountain practice....to keep up my energy and stay focused. Facilitating an event is one thing but also dealing with all of the logistics, the hotels, the room setups, the people, the travel arrangements etc. is alot. I recruited some excellent help from inside the company. People I know are reliable, hardworkers, well organized that executed the plan once I had laid it all out.
I was surprised at how clear everything was to me and how calm I was about it. When I was given the task I sat down and called on my own soul, Master Sha and Master Guo, the souls of all my shi fus and guides and Divine to assist me. Within minutes I saw the whole strategy and plan laid out before me. I put it all out on a flipchart with timelines, budget, and an outline of what a day session would look like. I presented this to the sponsors. I got the go ahead and then gathered three able assistants to help me make it happen.
The sessions, which started last week, have been a big success. I am so thankful to have the tools and the support that are at the heart of all we do in this Mission. Some afternoons, during these sessions, I have felt myself flagging. As soon as I could I found myself a corner in the ballroom, while the participants watched a film, and did my foundation practices. I chanted to myself, called on my Divine Treasures....and everything changed. People even commented at how much better I looked...apparently it was evident to some that I was really exhausted. It has been a great experience and there is more to come.
The other aspect of this is that I am a much better facilitator and presenter. I used to think I was pretty good but now there is the added element of 'flow'. When I get up to speak, as the host of the event in particular, I don't think about what I will say....it just comes and it always feels right. I connect with the people in the room and the 'soul of the event' .....It is great.
The Business World is no different than any other 'world'. The best part of it for me is that it presents such great opportunities to connect with so many people. I can see their souls and I know how grateful they are for the recognition and the opportunity to communicate. I feel very, very blessed.