Being Present

by Access Administrator on April 10, 2014

By Simone Padur

I was invited to work with these two phenomenal women – Diva Diaz and Anne Maxwell. Diva does classes on X: Men and uses the Access Consciousness Tools to create a different possibility with ADD, ADHD, Autism and OCD. Anne Maxwell who works with parents and kids using the Access Consciousness Tools to facilitate more ease with being them.

I was brought in as the person who works with kids and education and Access tools. At first I was like “Wow I’m so honored and excited” and then I went into “Oh my God don’t know how to talk about what I do. I don’t cognitively remember how I use the Access tools in my classroom, how the heck am I going to talk to people about this!!?” Notice I asked a question…even in my trauma and drama.

Then with a flash I remembered a situation I had just recently. I have this kid who doesn’t think she’s bright who goes into a panic and overwhelm when she is faced with working on a project. I had worked on many different approaches, which didn’t work; it’s a good thing I’m cute. Then I asked a question: What does this kid require of me?

It was then I remembered what I had required as a kid was information in bite size pieces, to have the project outlined in steps and exactly what was expected of me, and a deadline of when I had to be finished. This worked with her to a certain degree. But she still panicked and become totally inconsolable. It wasn’t until she had a college application project, and really I could not help with any of the content, that something miraculous occurred. All I could do is just be present and let her work through it.

I could see her getting worked up and it was then I remembered my dear friend Blossom saying that she learned that when she really let herself go and have a tantrum and really enjoy it that allowed her to relax and whatever was going on wasn’t’ a big deal anymore.

So I said to my student: “If it helps have a tantrum, stamp your feet, throw yourself on the table, yell, I don’t mind. In fact, what if you could really enjoy it?” I could see this kid who is usually tightly controlled and is nice and kind to everyone, ponder this. This is exactly what she did and this time I didn’t try to calm her down I just let her have a fit and do what she needed to do to get on with it. I just allowed her to be what ever she needed to be to get herself through it. I did the same for her next project. It was amazing to watch her rail and thrash her way through whatever limitations she or others had placed on her. All the while I was present with her through all of it. Not only did she thoroughly impress the college she sailed through her project showing such insight and sensitivity that I was truly amazed by the bright and shinning light she truly is.

As I write this I remember several more instances through out my career where just by being intensely present it allowed my students to know someone had their back giving them to courage to go be them and step into the greatness they truly are. So I say to you my friend who is reading this what if just by being you without any point of view what greatness could you facilitate? Where have you already done this that you haven’t acknowledged?

What if just by being you you could change the world?

To find out more about Simone Padur visit her Facilitator page here

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The Gift of YOU!

by Access Administrator on March 24, 2014

Do you recognize the gift of you? Truly? Do you know the contribution that you be? How much of you have you been hiding away? How much of you have you kept under wraps?

For many of us, early in life we decided that we are too much… too much joy, too much energy, too much creativity, too much possibility, too much of everything and we do all that we can to shrink ourselves down to a size that is acceptable in this reality. The size that fits nicely in a box; the size that doesn’t make people too uncomfortable.

After hiding long enough, we forget who we really are and that there are other choices available.

Would you be willing to let yourself go free? Would you be willing to unwrap the present called you? Would like to have and be all that you truly be?

To begin to get a sense of who you are, I invite you to do a little exercise created by founder of Access Consciousness®, Gary Douglas. Close your eyes for a moment. Now find the outside edges of you. Not the outside edges of your body, but the outside edges of you. Keep going. Keep going. Do you get that you are everywhere? You are an infinite being. No limits. No box.

Living in the reality, often we become so familiar with the limitations and confinement that we begin to identify with it so much and we forget that we are infinite. We forget who we are. We begin to see ourselves as finite and function as if we are small, we are weak and we are at the effect of the people and situations around us.

Are you ready to stop believing that lie? Are you ready to recognize that you are indeed infinite? You are boundless, unlimited, never-ending, interminable space!

Is now the time to be everything that you truly be? Is now the time to choose to no longer believe the lies of  limitation that have been imposed and perpetrated on you? Are you ready to reclaim the space, the joy, the energy, the consciousness, the creativity, the possibility… the infiniteness that you truly be? What would it take for you to unwrap the gift of you?

In the words of author Marianne Williamson, “There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.”

So brilliant and potent infinite beings, are you ready to shine?

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Creating from “Disability”

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By Rosy Lawson-Lamont People often think that those with disabilities have more difficulty fitting-in and belonging in this world.  But don’t we all try to fit in to this so-called society and don’t we all desire a sense of belonging? People with disabilities often think they get misunderstood but don’t we all get misunderstood in [...]

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Overcoming Wedding Speech Jitters

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By Blossom Benedict Speeches can be some of the most memorable and treasured moments in a wedding. They are a beautiful opportunity for the people closest to the happy couple to share memories, give their blessing and create greater closeness among the guests. Unfortunately, the joyful candour possible is often annihilated by the simple fact [...]

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Lets Talk About Sex Baby

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I notice that when I run a Foundation and Level 1 class there is often a weird energy that comes up when we get to the parts about sex. Actually when ever sex comes up in a conversation a lot of weirdness starts to show up. Perhaps you have noticed that too? Whilst sick with [...]

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What Makes Access Different?

January 22, 2014 Access Consciousness

By Marilyn Bradford, MSSW, MEd, CFMW Are you a seeker?  Have you always known there had to be more?   I tried lots of different modalities before finding Access Consciousness®. Over the years I’ve done Eastern and Western religions, followed a guru in India, was a very good astrologer, practiced every major form of meditation, and [...]

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Celebrating the Change and Consciousness that’s Possible with the Access Bars®

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Consciousness, as defined by Gary Douglas founder of Access Consciousness®, includes everything and judges nothing. Much of the world lives in unconsciousness; exclusion and separation rather than oneness. Hatred and judgment rather than allowance. Just take a look around. It’s easy to see the insanity that this reality functions in. Some would say true change [...]

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