E19 Shifting Soul Perspectives on The Hero’s Journey |IBGR | Donna Kunde & Londina Cruz
“Always trust your instincts, they are messages from your soul, they are that inner part of you that strives to make you whole.”----- Anonymous When we let go of everything in our lives and consciousness that needs to die, and we are open to what needs to be born, we learn to feel the awe and wonder that our own willing participation in these cycles can bring. It is difficult for our Egos to understand Soul suffering in any form. The Innocent wants to deny unpleasant truths, and just have faith. The Orphan takes death and suffering as further indication that life is not fair. The Caregiver and the Warrior both try to protect the world from suffering - the Warrior through trying to find and slay the cause of suffering and the Caregiver by taking all suffering on itself to save others. A shift of perspective is basic to all initiating experiences. We have to learn to see, hear and think in ways that make new levels of experience accessible to us. This is also an exercise in altering our perceptions. Most of us do not consciously choose our initiation. It just happens to appear and often is quite a shock! We can be shocked into disorientation by sudden suffering, loss or pain. We can also become disoriented through pathology, disability or betrayal. Others become disoriented by an overload of stress and an inability to cope with their lives. The hectic pace of modern life may be a strategy we use as a culture to overwhelm ourselves into disorientation, but these usually backfire. Disorientation by itself is not initiation. Initiation happens only when we are thrown enough that we begin to search for meaning at a deeper level. The challenge in this is to not try to pretend everything is under control. Stay with the sense of disorientation and powerlessness while staying open to a deep inner knowing of what you need to see that you have not seen .. What is the lesson? In these moments the rational mind wants to figure it all out. This is the Ego’s way of jumping in, but Ego cannot help at the Soul level. You can quiet your mind during initiating moments by saying, “This seems like an initiatory experience to me. I know I can figure it out. I also cannot push harder and get the situation under control. I can use my Ego to act responsibly in the world while this is going on (take care of my responsibilities). But it is my Soul that is being awakened by these experiences. All I can do to deal with this is to wait until the learning I need comes to me.”
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“The more tranquil a person becomes, the greater is their success, their influence, their power for good.” James Allen
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"When we begin to see the world from the inside out, life will happen through us instead of to us."
Donna Kunde is one of IBGR's founders and started her career in radio at WNTW on it's Sales 2020 Show. In her role as EVP Supply Management she is responsible for day-to-day station operations and the quality of programming - both show topics and OnAir Talent.
She is an internationally recognized Business Coach and Trainer bringing 20+ years’ experience in military leadership. Donna has been a serial entrepreneur for the last 25 years owning a range of businesses experiencing the unique challenges solopreneurs face with small business growth.
In addition to her entrepreneurial background, Donna brings 35 years of academic and applied cognitive and behavioral science experience to the IBGR Network. Her specialty is helping organizations navigate through change, challenge and tragedy. The combination of her intensive study of the mind, plus practical applications in human potential, Donna provides a unique perspective on leadership, personal growth, sales, communication, and team building.
A high point of Donna's training career happened when she accompanied Dr. John C. Maxwell and his team on a country transformation mission. At the request of the Costa Rican government, the Maxwell team successfully trained 15,000 Round Table facilitators in three days, resulting in a 2% transformation of that nation and projected to reach another 60,000 Costa Ricans the following week. Her trademark energetic communication style and teaching skills have earned her a reputation as a highly effective speaker and respected facilitator.
Londina Cruz is an International Trainer, Executive Coach, and Keynote Speaker with the John Maxwell Team and a Strategic Coach with Anthony Robbins. Londina is a part of Global Transformation with the John Maxwell Foundation, training thousands of leaders in Paraguay and Costa Rica to help transform the values and culture of these nations.
She has spent more than 25 years studying, coaching and consulting in personal mastery and human performance techniques. These techniques include emotional and social intelligence trainings that elevate individuals, leaders and their organizations to excel well beyond current standards – offering a dynamic competitive advantage.
Londina has taken a situation that would devastate most individuals, being hit by a drunk driver, and has turned it into her life force. In this accident, Londina sustained a traumatic head injury, broken back and broken neck. The doctors gave her little hope of a normal life. She has now turned this challenge into an extraordinary life of empowering others to turn their fears into freedom and reach their potential.
Mastering her limiting beliefs and overcoming all that doctors had told her, Londina has thrived physically as well.
She has become a Triathlete (competing in a Half-Ironman and medaling in numerous other triathlons), a two-time marathon runner (Nike Women’s in San Francisco and the Marine Corps in Washington), and a cyclist.
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