Love is an internal experience of our energetic creative connection to everything that exists. The more we embody this connection, the easier and more joyful it is to share ourselves with others. Our ability to receive Love grows as we give it. Obstacles to this process are Attachments to infatuations, Positions about how we want others to treat us and Beliefs about our â€˜specialnessâ€™ that trap us in self-limiting expressions of Love. Instead of experiencing Love through the distortions of Excitement and Intensity, or the Romantic Mythology of Idealized Love we can, instead, step into the creative world of Aliveness, Wisdom, enthusiasm and peacefulness. As we learn to love, we regenerate an authentic sense of Self that produces greater clarity and a natural connection to all that is.
One way we know we are loving ourselves is how much we can honor and engage others in our Primary Creative Expression. If we are unable to give of ourselves in this way, it indicates we have not yet fully embraced Radiant, Self-Unifying Love. Individuals who live this possibility operate from service and demonstrate a capacity to give that is not concerned about how much they get in return; they receive great joy in the giving. How much do you limit your ability to contribute to others? How much do we use our Defenses to keep others at bay (so they will not want something from us we do not want to give)? Radiant, Self-Unifying Love is how we maximize our fulfillment. Whenever we inhibit our Primary Creative Expression, we limit the joy and passion that make life worth living.
Expanding The Capacity To Love Our Self (And Others)
Few of us are supported in being our Authentic Creative Self. How can we truly love ourselves when we do not know who we are creatively? Loving who we are comes down to releasing misperceptions about our Creative Nature so we can express ourselves fully. This course defines our Authentic Creative Nature and teaches us how to recover a love for our Self that has been lost since childhood. The more we can validate our own Creative Nature, the less energy we spend on being someone we are not.
Why do we persist in defining ourselves in terms of our Fears and Personality Desires, when our Authentic Nature is so much more magnificent? First, our Personality programming cringes when we talk about our creative greatness because it undermines its ability to maintain control. Second, our personality tends to think of itself as â€˜needsâ€™ (Fears, Desires and Self Importance) rather than contributions. If we held a true acceptance of our creative nature we would realize our gifts and creative qualities are so much bigger than our basic needs. This class helps people to appreciate what makes life worth living, rather than just what we do to pay the bills.
If we can accept our creative capacity, it can change and enrich our context of Being. We begin to see that owning our Creative Nature rebuilds a connection within ourselves that makes us impervious to the misguided projections of others. Knowing our creative Truth allows us to act authentically and attract people who will appreciate who we truly are. The challenge of defining ourselves in terms of how others want us to be is we cannot then be true to ourselves.
We find that releasing self-judgment neutralizes any judgments we may have about others. Otherwise, we get stuck in a world of conditional love where we have to deny our truth to receive the love of others. Conditional forms of Love require being fixated on believing others need us; as a way of proving our value to them. We confuse having power over someone with loving them, because feeling needed is a form of security. We believe, falsely, that love is about adapting our story to our partnerâ€™s story.
In the Loving Our Creative Self course, we explore how sharing contrasts, rather than agreement, can help us deepen into our full contribution. As we learn to appreciate our natural capacity to contribute, we are able to expand our inner Self Knowing and Love. The identification with our Creative Self initiates an ability to deepen our connections with those around us. We learn the value of choosing partners who are attracted to us for the right reasons. As we demonstrate how we see ourselves and others, it awakens and reinforces our purpose, facilitating growth and actualization. We can build (and demonstrate) Radiant, Self Unifying Love by embracing our inherent creativity and honoring our natural growth process.
Loving Our Creative Self
Free Intro Night: Tuesday, January 9th
Class Schedule: 12 Tuesdays, January 16th through April 3rd
Course Time: 6-9:00 pm CST
Price: $397 in class, in person, $297 online webinar
Information & Registration: Larry Byram (303) 926-9339
Loving Our Creative Self
Class 1 Be Gentle, Accept Yourself As You Are
Class 2 Deepening Our Experience As Creative Contributors
Class 3 Share and Give Of Your Self As Much As Possible
Class 4 Ending Creative Confusion
Class 5 Recognizing Othersâ€™ Burden
Class 6 Differentiating What We Do and How We Relate from Who We Are
Class 7 Affirming Love in Every Connection We Make
Class 8 Shifting Our Attractions Expands Our Creative Self Love
Class 9 Reinforcing Common Motivations Where Love Is Present
Class 10 Releasing Personality Fears & Desires That Interfere With Creative Self Love
Class 11 Operating With Humility and Gratitude for What We Have Been Given
Class 12 Experiencing Non-Dualistic Love