10 May

My Quiet Little Secret Revealed

You want to know a little secret about me. I love binge listening. What the heck, you say? Binge listening is a word I’ve adapted to mean I love listening to people.  Then working with them to learn to listen to their own inner wisdom. Like binge TV/Netflix watching only with your ears and a box of Kleenex near by. Not the remote control.

I’ve spent the last 5 years in deep dedication learning to listen to myself and listen to, for, and with others. I remember it like it was yesterday, September 19 of 2011 I walked into the New Thought Center for Spiritual Living (NTCSL) in Lake Oswego Oregon. It was 6:00 pm and I was registered to take a 10-week class called Foundations. I had NO clue what I was getting myself into. It was one class, three hours a week, thirty hours simple right? Little did I know then, that one “yes” would change the course of my life forever.
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One class become two, then three.. now it’s 5 years and a cross country move later. Not counting the two years of pre-requisite courses, only counting the final years of Practitioner training that’s 60 weeks of courses at 3 hours a week, 180 hours of listening to my inner soul calling, the souls of others and being listened to.

Tonight is my last class of a 5 year journey to become what is called a prayer practitioner. This is a licensure of the Centers for Spiritual Living that essentially teaches us to be binge listeners. Ok there is more to it than that, but I’ll keep it simple for now. I’ve been learning the art and science of “ears on heart” listening and questioning, supporting and truly deepening my ability to hear and support individuals on this wonderful journey we call life.

How would your world be different if you practiced a little binge listening to your self, spouse, children, and co-workers? Yes, listen to yourself first. It’s not selfish. It’s self first. Do you want to learn the skills to binge listen, find more peace and calm in your life? Is now the time to step into a new direction?

I trust you all have done a little binge watching – meaning the act of binging on episode after episode of your favorite TV program. I don’t watch TV and I haven’t had a TV in my house since 2010.  I prefer to binge listen and work with my clients to create positive futures seen IRL (in real life).

We are losing the fine art of communicating face to face. I am forever grateful for the 23 other students completing classwork tonight. These humans listen, and respond choosing not to react. We have practiced this day in and day out intensely for 5 years.

There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you'd better learn the sound of it. Otherwise you'll never understand what it's saying.-

As I walk into class tonight I celebrate the intention I set back in 2011 to learn to love myself more and to share myself more authentically with the world around me as a powerful woman, speaker/teacher, wife and one day mother.

As I walk out of class tonight I know I am a transformed woman in how I see myself, and the world around me. It is my soul desire to bring people to a place where they can be authentic and vulnerable; they can choose to listen to their heart and act. To stand in the light of who they fully are.  Thru this individual work we will bring spirituality to business. I can be perfect in my imperfection.

If you are ready to listen to your heart calling a little deeper I am offering my inaugural coaching packages.  Email me to scheduled a complimentary 20 min listening session where we can determine if this is best fit for both of us. After licensing I will add prayer licensing work ( oral panels complete in June 2016) to these packages. These personal listening sessions will help you learn to listen to who you are, who you want to be, and what you want to do.  Do you hear me whispering to your heart? Do you want to learn to love binge listening to help you gain clarity too?   Is it time to say, “yes” to your new higher and better foundation? Email me and we will schedule you for your first steps to listening in love. (holly@hollyduckworth.com)

Deepest gratitude for all who have walked this path of practitioner-ship with me I recognize I could not have found this new plateau with out you. I am in union with all those who have walked this path before me.  I feel he oneness of those new to the path. I realize that the world needs new speakers and coaches to bring more authentic love to the world. I am grateful for the call to do this deep work personally and to share it with leaders of the world. I walk in faith and love. And so it is.

Shhhh… it’s a secret. You know the one you just couldn’t wait to tell. “Holly’s living her dream. Don’t you wish you could too?” Gossip -it’s the human condition.  If you know someone looking for a coach please whisper my secrets of binge listening to them. I’d be delighted to listen to their stories and help them awaken to their next greater yet to be.

Love & Light,

HD

P.S Yes, I’m still speaking too! If you are looking for an inspirational business speaker on overcoming life overwhelm let me know I am actively booking late spring and summer events now.

 

 

A nationally recognized author, speaker and coach for conscious leadership and motivation. Holly is a regular columnist for MeetingsNet/IdeaExchange, Association Trends and writes regularly on the future of leadership for Science of Mind magazine. Join Holly in the conversation. Listen/watch her weekly show “Presence: How to Live & Lead Consciously.” Available on iTunes. She lives in Denver, Colorado. Learn more at www.hollyduckworth.com, visit her on LinkedIn & follow her on twitter at @hduckworth.

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