Getting Beyond Our False Identity
I’d like to share the journey of an inspiring 21 year-old young man named Vaughn who has non-speaking autism. Despite years of professional coaching, which helped him develop in certain ways, he still lived in the crushing isolation and anxiety of feeling utterly broken.
Vaughn’s parents asked me if I would work with him to help him express his thoughts and feelings. Having no experience with autism, I was reluctant, but quickly discovered that the issues Vaughn was grappling with had more to do with the spiritual issues that everybody faces, rather than just with autism. Like everybody, he needed to be seen, heard, reached, touched, valued, and validated.
During our sessions, Vaughn expressed the understandable rage, fear and frustration of feeling trapped in a body with autism, unable to speak. His willingness to face his own limitations and self-judgment and to gradually see himself in a new light was inspiring.
Through a profound change in perspective, Vaughn came to see his autism as a set of challenges to respond to, but not who he is. “I have autism” rather than “I am autistic.” This powerful shift from falsely identifying with being autistic is the very journey all of us can make in our own way. When we cease to think we are solely a limited self, we can live from our infinitely expansive nature.
By watching the video of Vaughn’s transformation from pain to joy, we can gain insight into making this shift more deeply in our own life. Witnessing him learn to celebrate himself as the beautiful person he is, with his own unique gifts, is deeply moving and serves as an uplifting model of what is humanly possible.
Beyond our false identity we are free to be more than we can imagine.
In this workshop we will:
• view a video of Vaughn’s transformational sessions
• go on a guided journey to move beyond our own limited self-perceptions to touch the brilliant light of who we are beyond our imagination
The workshop lasts 90 minutes.
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As a pioneer in spiritual metaphysics expanding the boundaries of consciousness, Anamika has been guiding people in their explorations and discoveries through sessions and workshops for over forty years. Author of four books, she has appeared on many television and radio shows. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Wellesley College, a Ph.D. in Psychology from Columbia Pacific University and a diploma from The Barbara Brennan School of Healing. She lives in Sequim, WA.