I wanted to take a moment to share something truly transformative with all of you. I recently had the honor of taking part in an absolutely outstanding training session. It was among the best I’ve ever had, and it brought me to a pivotal understanding.
It is impossible to overestimate the significance and power of connection in our life. Our journey becomes more transformative as we attune to others, listening wholeheartedly, and progress towards a path of wholeness and healing.
Connection and Shame
As a coach, it is my intention to support, genuinely connect with, and walk alongside you. It’s not about teaching or fixing, but rather about uncovering what’s already within you. I know that each of us has a unique spiritual DNA and Divine Design that we each may access.
My training included extensive discussion on the subjects of betrayal trauma and shame. What struck me most was when I realized that shame is an invitation to experience freedom rather than a death sentence. Shame can be a turning point in our life. We flourish and develop if we decide to view it as a chance for a change in direction. We can overcome shame, viewing it only as a temporary roadblock that provided us with important lessons.
But if we let shame control us, it turns into a tombstone that marks our buried true selves and prevents us from embracing life’s adventures. I refuse to let shame be the end of the story, and I urge everyone to not as well. We have the ability to make the decision, let go of our shame, and set out on a transformational journey.
Transformation from Shame
Shame is an undeniable part of being human, and it has plagued us since the beginning. Let me assure you that we can learn from the shame of our stories and go forward. With the knowledge that change is possible and the ability to connect with Christ our Savior for our transformation, we can set our path apart from shame.
I’m ecstatic since I’m presently writing a book exploring the intricacies of overcoming shame. The stories of men overcoming their debilitating shames have inspired me beyond words. They’ve triumphed over shame, reclaiming their creativity, capabilities, and true selves. Some are still on the journey, seeing the signpost and forging ahead, while others are just beginning to decipher the directions away from shame. Still others are tasting a life of freedom from the shame that has crippled them.
I want to thank the guys who have been willing to throw down and make a declaration against shame. I love and appreciate you all. Let’s keep having these important conversations about defeating shame and the successes we can achieve when we use shame as a growth tool rather than a death sentence. Together, we’ll rewrite our stories collectively and live real, purposeful lives.