The FIRE of Relationships – Workshop 2 – in Colorado and around the world

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The FIRE of Relationships:

The WISDOM of Love: 2.

This Thursday, April 17,  evening 5:30 pm- 7 pm Mountain

(4:30 Parciic; 6:30 Central; 7:30 Eastern; 23:30 GMT)

Where is the FIRE in your relationship with a significant other, family member, business associate, friend or with yourself?
What is the meaning and joy that this relationship brings to you?
What are you doing to foster the relationship?
What are you not doing and could do?

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“…frequent and appropriate interactions are needed to
stabilize and mature our connections to others.”

“…thriving communication is the substrate of life—
vital, pulsing signals…”

 

                 Joan C. King. The Code of Authentic  Living.
Cellular Wisdom, Fort Collins, 2009

Join us LIVE in Colorado

OR

from anywhere via Ustream.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/joan-c-king

Cost = $35.00 US dollars

Coaches earn 1.5 CCEUs in Core Competencies

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“Why resilience?” A Jolt of Joan for the week of April 14, 2014

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Why resilience?

by Joan C King

How many of us have experienced the pain of falling off the edge beyond the expected? Longfellow captured this in his words “Into each life some rain must fall, some days must be dark and dreary.” Do we recognize the potency of this dark and dreary moment to stretch our mindset rather than roll around in pain? These are the defining moments of our lives. Warren Bennis, regarded as a pioneer of the contemporary field of Leadership studies, confirms the value of such defining moments. “The leaders I met, whatever walk of life they were from, whatever institutions they were presiding over, always referred back to the same failure – something that happened to them that was personally difficult, even traumatic, something that made them feel that desperate sense of hitting bottom–as something they thought was almost a necessity. It’s as if at that moment the iron entered their soul; that moment created the resilience that leaders need.” If this assignment appeals to you this week, choose an adversity you’re currently facing in your life or in your work. Examine how you are viewing it and responding to it. What would it take for you to rise above and reach for a surprising way of viewing it, instead? What would amaze you about yourself moving through it? Be creative. Announce to yourself the intention of become more and watch the miracle unfold.

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“Possibility WITHIN the problem?” A Jolt of Joan for the week of April 6, 2014

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“Possibility WITHIN the problem?”

Joan C King

When a problem arises how do you approach it? Do you avoid identifying the situation as a problem so that you can ignore it? Or, do you wrestle with it, try to throw it down and demand it to give up so you can be done with it? Most want to dispense of it as soon as possible so that life can continue uninterrupted. In contrast, Horace, the Roman poet, reminds us that “Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.” To elicit those talents, however, we have to be willing to stay in the question of the problem. Krishnamurti, born in British India and author of multiple books, tells us, “To ask the ‘right’ question is far more important than to receive the answer. The solution of a problem lies in the understanding of the problem; the answer is not outside the problem, it is in the problem.” If this assignment appeals to you, this week, pick a problem as the object of your focus. Consider the problem, calm your mind which might immediately begin generating solutions, and ask “What might be the possibility lying hidden in this problem? What’s the question I have not asked? What talent might I use to expose the question and the possibility?” Then ask the question and take the action suggested. Yes, you will need courage to do this. Amelia Earhart, the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic, states “Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.” Remember her words when you want to turn away from the problem. “Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.”

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Topsy Turvey World! A Jolt of Joan for the week of March 30, 2014

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A Topsy Turvy World!

by Joan C King

Every once in a while everything turns topsy turvy – upside down and inside out. How do you make sense of this topsy turvy world? Maybe you can give up making sense of it and embrace the novelty of it. Imagine what the world looks like upside down and inside out. What’s your world like, upside down and inside out? Embracing this perspective may unearth insights, never before suspected.  Bertrand Russell admonishes us “… to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.” Peter Drucker the management guru tells us, “The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is to act with yesterday’s logic.” Is this the time to let go of the strong hold on yesterday’s logic and allow your imagination to embrace and explore extraordinary new ideas? If this assignment appeals to you, this week whenever you detect the appearance of topsy turvy, don’t try to set it right. Let it be, upside down and backwards. Open your senses to this strangeness and soak in the panoramas that emerge. Let new ideas seed in the rich soil of your consciousness. Give them space to take root and grow. You may be surprised at the gifts brought by your topsy turvy world.

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“Time for unfolding!” A Jolt of Joan for the week of March 24, 2014

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A Time for Unfolding!

Joan C King

Unfolding demands time to release its surprises. During this time we can only wait in the darkness of uncertainty not knowing what will emerge. The process can bring forth something unexpected and potentially cause us to change the trajectory of our lives. It can cut through logically conceived plans to reveal something potent and previously hidden. However, this process requires we create space within which it can burst forth and grow to be seen in its own truth. This demands courage. We often expend energy preventing such from raising its head and unfurling truth for fear of what it will demand of us. We fail to recognize that such suppression also crushes a part of us yearning to come forth. This week, if this assignment appeals to you, spend a few minutes each day in silence – no more than 3 or 4, observing what is stirring within you that you might have previously ignored. Allow it to cut through your defenses to at last be heard. Carl Sagan reminds us, “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” Thomas Aquinas adds, “If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.” Be courageous, listen to what stirs within you and yearns to come forth. Then, act. It can be a small step. It will be a beginning of a new birthing of who you are.

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How to participate in Thursday, March 20, Relationship workshop LIVE from anywhere

This Thursday,March 20, the Relationship workshops

begin in Colorado and around the world

 

This is HOW to participate from anywhere LIVE:

1. Click on this link to go to my Ustream channel:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/joan-c-king

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2. See “The Fire of Relationships: The Wisdom of Love 1 (under my picture)” Click on the “Buy Now” button (on the right) to get access to the LIVE event on Thursday night – the cost is $35.00

3. On Thursday night, March 20th, go to the website at 5:30 pm Mountain time (4:30 pm Pacific time, 6:30 pm Central time; 7:30 pm Eastern time) and 11:30 pm GMT (Greenwich Mean time) and watch the video.

4. Click on “Social Stream” (see image above on the right) to text me questions that I will answer from Colorado LIVE.

If you cannot attend the event live, it will be archived and you can come back to this webpage and view the event.

WELCOME to the event!

Coaches you must interact via text LIVE to get CCEU credits. Also, please email me when you buy the ticket so that I can send you the handout for the evening.

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Thursday next week – March 20th – Don’t miss the workshop – LIVE in Fort Collins and Around the world – The Fire of Relationships: The Wisdom of Love

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Artist Karen French-Hall

Sculptures available:  large 7x7x13 $500; Smaller  3x3x6 $125

The FIRE of Relationships: The WISDOM of Love!

Don’t miss this opening workshop on “What are you seeking in the Relationship?”

This is an interactive workshop 1.5 hrs long
held at The Executive Center in Fort Collins, CO
5:30 pm – 7 pm Mountain Time

OR
via internet around the world LIVE – you can text in questions
and I will answer them from Colorado.

We will explore your 5 most significant relationships -
whether with a significant other, a family member, colleague
or with yourself or your business. Don’t miss this significant event.

Only a few spaces left at The Executive Center, register now at

Paypal

OR if you are attending from around the world

click here to purchase your Ustream ticket

Coaches you earn Continuing Coach Education Units in Core Competencies 1.5 per event.

Learn more at http://www.cellular-wisdom.com/Events_2014.html

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“The Harmony of Alignment!’ A Jolt of Joan for the week of March 10, 2014

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The harmony of alignment

by Joan C King

We recognize the need to adjust the angle of our tires so that instead of pulling in different directions, our cars drive straight ahead. Resistance is minimized, gas mileage increased, tires wear more evenly and, in general, our ride is safer. Alignment of our thoughts, beliefs, values and actions also produces greater flow, ease and forward movement in our professional and personal lives. Creativity is enhanced and struggle minimized as a result of the harmony generated by alignment. Gandi reminds us “Action expresses priorities.” What priorities do your actions point to? If this assignment appeals to you, this week take only 5 minutes each day, to consider, “What needs to be aligned, today?” Is it a negative view of the world that creates struggle, minimizes your creative expression and your success in work and life? Is it a way of speaking that expresses futility or fails to express possibility? Is it a desire to break out of the pattern of old, non-productive behaviors that you keep hidden and fail to risk expressing? What is disturbing the alignment of your thoughts, beliefs, values and actions? Taking precious few minutes to explore these, identify what needs adjustment and proceeding to create alignment will generate greater flow, ease and forward movement in your work and in your life.

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March 20th workshop: The Fire of Relationships: The Wisdom of Love – 1

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Artist, the properties Karen French-Hall, “Hold That Thought”,
Sculpture 7x7x13 $500;  Small sculpture 3x3x6 $125
Photographer David Kamm

Workshop series begins March 20, 2014

The FIRE of Relationships: The Wisdom of LOVE – I:

What are you seeking in the relationship?

Buy your ticket via PayPal to attend in Fort Collins, Colorado or participate LIVE around the world via Ustream.

by Joan C King

A longing to connect reaches out from the core of our humanness. We ache to belong, to feel the still point of our closeness to another or a group. Who would we BE without our relationships, loveless? Yet, without a provoking event we devote little time reflecting on the churning energies of our relationships. Eager to pull a curtain over their dynamics, we dare not to view them from both sides, to ask without words about them, to sense what is stirring in their depths.

“The sum of all our connections permits us to see the world …from many different perspectives. If all of our connections were focused in only one direction, our world would shrink to one dimension.” Joan C. King. The Code of Authentic Living. Cellular Wisdom, Fort Collins, CO:  Beyond Success, 2012.

 View your relationships as branches of a tree to individuals or groups.  What does the tree reveal about your view of the world?  Are your relationships primarily professional? Who embraces you in times of challenge? Who helps free you from the constrictions of your negative self-judgment? Who listens to the part of you straining to be heard? Examining your tree of relationships, what captivates you? Does it suggest exploring or forging new relationships, and/or releasing some others?  What relationships energize you? Which drain you?

Focus on your five significant relationships. What are you seeking in each of these relationships? Is it a place of safety? Does it free you to expand into more and more of who you want to become? Does the relationship continually puzzle you? Bring heartache and a sense of emptiness? Or does it so cherish you that you break open in its arms? Does it provide a window into the unseen aspects of your being?

 What do you provide to the other/others? What does the relationship call forth within you to share? How meaningful is the relationship to the other/others?  Is it time to break open and burst out of the confines of the expected to touch that which is stirring deep within each of you?

 The French philosopher and paleontologist Teilhard de Chardin reminds us, “Love alone is capable of uniting living beings in such a way as to complete and fulfill them, for it alone takes them and joins them by what is deepest in themselves. 

About Joan C. King, Ph.D.

Joan C. King is a Professor Emerita and former department chair at Tufts University School of Medicine, where she was faculty for twenty years. Her rare combination of life choices—a Dominican Sister; a neuroscientist; and her compassion for the human spirit—gave her the ‘knowing’ and lead her to inner doorways of transformation. With her rare combination of solid scientific knowledge and profound wisdom, Joan leads her audiences to discover their unique Purpose. For more information about Joan King and her work and Cellular Wisdom book series, visit: www.Cellular-Wisdom.com.

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“Who maintains your ENERGY?” A Jolt of Joan for the week of Feb 23, 2014

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Who maintains your ENERGY?

by Joan C King

Who maintains your internal energy? The media shows us as happy
when good things happen and devastated when they do not.
|If we live like this, our internal state of being will
go up and down frequently
with each change of an external circumstance.
We’ll live on a roller-coaster.
This becomes distressing over time.
There is another way. Listen to the words of Goethe.

“All force strives forward to work far and wide,
To live and grow and ever to expand;
Yet we are checked and thwarted on each side,
By the world’s flux and swept along like sand:
In this internal storm and outward tide.
We hear a promise, hard to understand:
From the compulsion that all creatures binds,
Who overcomes himself, his freedom finds.”


AH, what glorious words, “who overcomes himself his freedom finds.”
But how do we do that?  Overcome ourselves? The psychologist Csikszentmihalyi
tells us, “A person can make himself happy, or miserable,
regardless of what is actually happening ‘outside,’
just by changing the contents of consciousness…
one must find ways to order consciousness
so as to be in control of feelings and thoughts.
It is best not to expect shortcuts will do the trick?”
If this assignment appeals to you this week,
each day, choose the thoughts you would like
to think and the energy you would like to create.
Focus on those throughout the day.
When a contrary thought or feeling emerges disregard it;
allow it to float out of your consciousness.
This skill takes time to master; however, the effort is greatly worth it.
Remember, do not expect that shortcuts will do the trick.
Yet isn’t your freedom worth it? Have a great week.    

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