My Story

The truth that I AM is the context for my whole life: the basis of all the choices I make.

I have always believed that people should have opportunities to realize their full power. I believe that the future of our world lies in the hands of all those who are awake to the unique essence that they are and the potential they wield for exploration.  The immensity of change and transformation possible is in the depth of the journey of exploration we, individually and together, are willing to take.

I know that there is no possibility of change and transformation if I live only with my unease about the current conditions of the world. There is no movement forward to create what I want in my world if my only response is to move away from what discomforts me.

There is no possibility for me to step into the fullness of my capacity and potential if I see myself as held helplessly captive by structures which I believe I cannot change. I choose to be authentically mySelf in the presence of others – open, clear, honest, and direct. I dare to be the medium for the message of our greater potential.

I choose not to try to fit into the confines and constraints of the existing systems of our world – to attempt to make my truth fit the expectations of those systems.   Systems, while providing predictable and sure structure are also, by their very nature, self-replicating.  Thus, they become entrenched in the belief that there is only one way to organize and structure things.  If we accept that, we will only continue to make yesterday, today.

At my core, I’m not a ‘fixer’ – someone who will say, “I know what has to be done.” and provide strategies that others would be expected to implement. I’m not a pundit or expert – someone who pontificates and presents themselves as being in the know while all others are in the dark.  I’m not a guru expecting those seeking change to sit at my feet waiting for me to lay pearls of wisdom on them.  Nor am I a Pied Piper who would lead those with questions toward a new and promised land.  I’m not a messiah – a saviour of troubled systems.  There was a time when, fuelled by my own Self-doubt, I played these roles well.  My genius today is simple: I know that the I AM that I AM is very different.

I am a seeker. I believe that change is a biological imperative for living and finds traction in the size of questions which we dare to ask. For me, it is always about capacity and the possibility to know more, be more, know differently. Each opportunity to explore and move beyond my comfort zone always transforms me.  I can illuminate pathways of inquiry.  I know myself as the invitation to consider something differently:  as the person who provides a safe place for us all to ask questions not asked before.

I choose to be both invitation and provocateur. I know that questions are gateways to answers.  As I unapologetically live MY truth, my life calls to others to know their world can be whatever they choose it to be.  As such, others have felt unable to resist the call of curiosity rising within them to re-consider their capacity for greater expression of themselves and their own evolution. Inspired, they realize their power to be in their own Self-inquiry; they mindfully and consciously choose to engage with themselves and their worlds.

I’ve always been drawn to those who are curious about the beliefs, values and attitudes they hold – the wherefores and the whys: those who know that our capability for choice is a natural expression of our humanity.  I choose to be in collective with others who are willing to examine their personal assumptions about all that is involved in living and engaging with the world, and who are willing to jettison ideas which do not stand up to their personal scrutiny: those who are willing to consider ‘What else?’  I’m intrigued by those who are willing to move the conversation beyond strategy to imagination. I’m energized by those who are not afraid to ask questions and to consider the unknown, by those who are willing to be unsure and be comfortable in that uncertainty, by those who are willing to stay with their own evolution and discover who they will become, by those who know that they are their own game as they create what they want in their worlds.

My intention is to create a safe forum for discussion where we can all feel empowered to speak our truth without fear. I seek to connect with hearts and inquiring minds, with visionaries and wizards – people who want to explore the magic of the journey of self-discovery.

I believe that chaos is the essential spark that ignites our power to create. We don’t need to do something radical. Daring to be open, clear, honest, and direct in all things is that essential spark.

There is no one right way or single vision of what is possible.  There are so many ways to see the world.

I know mySelf to be both the weaver and the threads of a strong and resilient web of transformation and creation.

I know that awakened resonance is the key to becoming invitational. When my resonance calls to others, it invites and ignites their own. In turn, their resonance invites and awakens others. It is through this living resonation that the web of awakened questioners creates itself and grows.

Individual voices collectively have impact.  All that it takes is that we speak out our truth.

 

 

 

 

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About Authentic Vibrations

My life is about learning and personal growth. I was an educator in the public secondary system for over 33 years. I now work with women, individually and in small groups, using words and music, art and language to help them explore their individaul sense of self in ways with are authentically meaningful for each of them. I also facilitate discussions with educators at all stages of their involvement in the teaching profession to help each of us explore the meaning, value and potential of learning and teaching. It is my belief that, in working individually and in collective, we have the power to transform and evolve. In the power of the collectives which we create together is the power to create culture. As a musician, I believe that the arts have the power to change lives. Certification: CODE Model™ Coach WEL-Systems® Institute Affiliate Education: Ed. D (c) (Applied Psychology – Focus on Teaching) University of Toronto M. Ed (Curriculum Development and Design) Queen’s University (1992) B. Ed (Music, English, Elementary Education) University of Toronto (1976) Mus. Bac. (Music Education) University of Toronto (1975) RCM Grade 4 Harmony, Grade 4 History, Grade 9 Voice, Grade 10 Piano Awards: Life Membership, Ontario Secondary School Teacher’s Federation (2009)
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