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From my heart straight to yours


Here is the section where I’m meant to tell you what it is I
do. We have been trained as a society that what we do is who we are. Even as little kids we are asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Of course the correct answer to this is “I want to be a doctor” or “I want to be a teacher” or in my case “I’m going to be a cowboy/clown/whale trainer.” We are lead to strive for something outside of ourselves with the implication that we are not enough as we naturally are.
This is reinforced throughout our lives. In high school it becomes “What college are you going to?” In college it’s “What are you studying” followed by the dreaded “And what do you plan to do with that.” As we crawl to the end of our studies we’re inevitably asked “What are you going to do now?” And once in adulthood it turns into my absolutely least favorite question “What do you do?” This allows other adults to know which box we fit in so they can quickly decide if we are worth talking to. It’s the comfortable conversation starter that rarely starts an engaging conversation. 

It is very rare in our lives to be asked “What do you stand for?” “What is your truth?” “What gives you life?” “What is at the core of your being?” Of course these questions would make most people pretty darn uncomfortable. It might even cause the asker to have to examine him/herself. Yikes! 



So instead of telling you my what I
do, I’d like to share with you who I am, why I’m here and what gives me life. 
I am a vast and infinite spiritual being inhabiting the human vessel known this time around as Jace. It is my truth that we are all beautiful, powerful spiritual beings existing within the physical world (aka Middle World) with a mission.
 

As Pierre Teilhard de Chardin perfectly puts it, We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.

If you’ve ever pondered “Why am I here?” or “What is my purpose?” this is why. You are not simply a human person living out this one life. You are the entire Universe, all space, dimensions and time funneled into an “itty bitty living space” (thanks Genie!). And so am I. That is who I am. I am the Universe, the Divine, God, Goddess, Nature, Gaia, Source, whatever name you tie to it, all wrapped up in the human form working to be in loving partnership with the human ego. And so are you.



So why am I here? This question has plagued me my entire life. I’ve explored it ad nauseam. It has been an ongoing obsession. It’s probably the thing that annoys my friends the most about me. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to answer it completely, but I’ll share with you what I’ve connected with so far. 
As with so many of us on a determined spiritual path, I have undergone a lot of adversity in my life. Starting with abuse in childhood, carrying into a double life lived in addiction, showing up as major health problems, financial desolation, the destruction of relationships, planned suicide, sexual assault, losing jobs, and everything in between. As far as adversity goes, I seem to be an overachiever (as many of us on this path tend to be). This leads me to believe that overcoming adversity, building resistance, growing compassion and having my ass handed to me enough times to tap into this humility thing is a big part of why I’m here. 
I have always had leadership abilities within me, right from the start. I reckon this is built into my mission.
No matter how much I try, I just cannot keep my mouth shut. I have a voice and am compelled to use it. Back in the day that meant sharing any thought or opinion that came into my mind - not so cool. It has transformed into a tool that helps me spread love, offer different perspectives, educate, advocate and challenge where necessary. Speaking out is part of the mission. 
All this ass kicking has resulted in a surprisingly open heart allowing me to love unconditionally. I’ve met with people from different walks of life. I’ve held the hands of many perceived villains through their difficult times. I have created space for the hurting and the triumphant. I have listened to stories that would make most stomach turns. No one has been able to shock or offend me yet. I believe everything happens right when it is meant to, as it is meant to, and we all have a role to play. Being able to accept people where they are and as they are is definitely an ingredient in the big mission stew (vegetarian of course ;-P). 
Being in the shadows doesn’t scare me. I know it is just as needed and beautiful as the light. There is work to be done in both. I joke that I spend so much time in the Underworld that they save a seat for me down there. Helping people investigate their shadows safely is part of my why
All of this has resulted in me turning out to be pretty brave. The coolest part of being brave is that I have discovered I can lend out some of my courage to others when they need it. Teaching people to befriend fear, practice discomfort and be courageous is also part of the mission.
So, I can overcome adversity, lead, speak out, love unconditionally, safely guide people into (and out of) their shadows and help others be brave. This is why I am here. How that translates into “what I do” is a mystery unfolding as we speak (or as I type and you read).



That brings us to what gives me life. My happiest times in life involve creating a container for people to step productively into the Discomfort Zone so they can expand their personal freedom. This often looks like holding talks, facilitating workshops and leading retreats but can also look like one-time conversations on bus benches, chats yelled over blaring music on the dance floor or unplanned four-hour long coffees after a networking meeting.
 
Watching someone reach deeply into their Who and Why is the greatest honor I could ever imagine. Helping someone turn an I can’t into an I just did is about the most badass experience of all time. I love doing this in groups because it aligns with our human nature, and the combined energy of mutual intentions magnifies the efforts times a bazillion. I also do this one-on-one as well when my heart calls me to it. 



Anything else I could tell you would just be a label, a box, a waste of time. As is true with each of us on this expansion journey, I am growing and shifting all the time. My Being never changes - what I’m doing with it never stays the same. So I’ll save us another round of un-branding and invite you to explore the rest, should you feel driven in that direction.
If you feel called to reach out to me based on something I've shared, I encourage you to connect with me. I'll be looking forward to it!
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The Short Version

All the facts, none of the flavor ;-P

I believe we are all spiritual beings in the midst of the human experience. 
I work to expand my consciousness to allow the mission of that vast, beautiful spiritual being within me to manifest through me and to help others do the same.
Throughout my life I have discovered I can overcome adversity, lead, speak out, love unconditionally, safely guide people into (and out of) their shadows and help others be brave. This is why I am here. How that translates into “what I do” is a mystery unfolding as we speak (or as I type and you read).

My happiest times in life involve creating a container for people to step productively into the Discomfort Zone so they can expand their personal freedom.

This often looks like holding talks, facilitating workshops and leading retreats but can also look like one-time conversations on bus benches, chats yelled over blaring music on the dance floor or unplanned four-hour long coffees after a networking meeting.
 
I otherwise share my journey and all I've picked up on it through writing, videos and working one-on-one with other sacred warriors. 
If you feel called to reach out to me based on something I've shared, I encourage you to connect with me. I'll be looking forward to it!

 

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You can also make a contribution if your heart calls you to. Contributions allow me to continue my work without having to adhere to a traditional business model or the toxic marketing practices that go with it.

If I have helped you on your journey in any way and you'd like to help me, you can send that love through a contribution.  
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