My Spiritual Journey as an Independent Consultant
This book developed slowly through 2008, 2009 and 2010 – inviting comments or queries from readers and website visitors. The individual chapters that have proved of such interest to visitors to my website through the past year are all included in this e-book.
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The primary focus in this 74-page e-book is linking my spiritual journey with the seven categories of growth and development – and exploring the concepts and practices of Deliberate Practice, Adult Learning, the Principle of Relativity, Innovation, Risk Management – all through the journey of finding and exploring one’s own belief system.
In moving further into my senior years, I continue to share my spiritual journey with women and men of all ages. And, interestingly, many women and men – again of all ages – are similarly sharing their own spiritual journeys with me. This confirms an increasing interest in spiritual conversations and understanding. By spiritual, I do not mean conversations connected with or grounded upon established or new religions or dogmas.
I adopted these three principles around the time that I turned forty, in 1984:
- I am a spiritual being having a physical experience,
- Learning by observation is as powerful as learning by experience,
- The things that I experience and observe are not as important as my reaction or response to the things that I experience and observe.
As a self-employed and independent consultant since 1985, I have been responsible for all aspects of my business – ranging from the innovative through to the mundane. Setting priorities, deciding which services to offer and how to offer them, keeping up to date with trends and opporutnities, enjoying the good times, and most importantly supporting myself through the rough and tough times – which can be quite a challenge.
It has been necessary to build a strong bond with my ‘inner-self’ – as my confidante, to challenge my assumptions, to check my values and to determine my direction. And often, these have all been necessary at the same time.
About this e-book
About Jean Roberts
Introduction to this e-book
How did my spiritual journey as an independent consultant begin?
Grappling with God!
Here are a few thoughts from my spiritual journal, written in 1996 and 1998
Chapter 1: Definitions and descriptions associated with my spiritual journey as an independent consultant
Consciousness – thoughts from my spiritual journal, written in 1994
Choice is the mid-point between option and action: choice is an act of creativity
My choice to be and be known as a writer
Choice-maker – rather than decision-maker
The art and importance of adaptation
Participant entry and exit maturity levels in training courses
Chapter 2: Finding and accepting myself as a spiritual being, as well as and separate from, physical being
Multi-dimensional being – thoughts from my spiritual journal, written August 1996
These notes emphasise the truth that the passing of time is an illusion
Accepting myself as a multi-dimensional being
One day at a time – some thoughts from my spiritual journal in November 1996
Chapter 3: Changing language, consciousness and awareness
This question was on my mind in December of 1993: How can I improve and increase my spiritual communication?
Experiencing the collective consciousness on your spiritual journey
Chapter 4: Seven categories of growth and development – involvement and importance of the Spirit
Preparing this chapter has been an interesting journey in itself
How does all of this preparation relate to my spiritual journey as an independent consultant?
So, I’ll share one memorable experience with you and invite you to ponder on it, in the light of the theories and practices shared in this chapter
Chapter 5: Stepping outside of the traditional and expected spiritual experience
Dreams have always been important for me
What am I learning by stepping outside of the traditional and expected spiritual experience?
Chapter 6: Identifying, structuring and working with my own belief system
Chapter 7: Risk management is as relevant in spiritual journeying as in physical journeying
There have been, and are, risky experiences
Back to Chapter 5 of this e-book
Learning by observation is indeed as valuable as learning by experience – and this applies to spiritual journeying as it does to physical journeying
Risk management means being able to see through the likelihood of risk to the potential and new level of understanding
Chapter 8: Ongoing Discovery!
Tools mentioned and expanded in this e-book
Here are eight ways to plan, reflect on, and appreciate your very own spiritual journey
In conclusion – my very important learning about Negatives and Positives
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