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Welcome to Stepping Into Transition, the monthly
newsletter designed to help you navigate
your way through the challenges of change into an
authentic and empowered life.
|Upcoming Workshops Announcement|
| ||Upcoming Workshops, October 10th and 20th|
This month you have 2 opportunities to attend a fun,
interactive workshop designed to teach techniques
leading to greater fulfillment and balance in life and work.
MOVING FROM STUCK TO UNSTUCK, RECLAIMING YOUR
LIFE with Professional Coach, Phil Okrend will be given at
the Jewish Community Center on Norwood Road in North
Raleigh on Sunday, October 10th from 10 a.m. until noon.
To register, please call Sandy Crane at 676-2200, ext.
12 or email email@example.com
The workshop will also be held at the Cary Academy
located at 1500 N. Harrison Ave. in Cary on Wednesday
Evening, October 20th from 7p.m. to 9p.m. There is a
$30 registration fee.
To register, please call Julie Hartz at 677-1946, ext.
7032 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
|Insights From The Wizard Of Oz|
| ||One of my favorite movies of all time is "The Wizard Of
Oz." This timeless tale of Dorothy, her little dog Toto
and her three friends, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and
the Cowardly Lion has touched generations of children
and adults alike. In this issue of Stepping Into Transition,
I would like to stroll down the Yellow Brick Road to share
some insights that may be helpful in your own life
As we are introduced to the main characters on their
journey to meet the Wizard, we learn about their beliefs.
Dorothy believes only the Wizard can help her get back
home, the Scarecrow believes he doesn't have a brain,
the Tin Man believes he has no heart, and the Lion
believes he has no courage. They all look to The
Wizard Of Oz to obtain what that they believe they don't
have or possess. But is their perception of who they are
If the Lion has no courage, how does he summon the will
to help his friends when they are in trouble? If the Tin
Man has no heart, how can he care so much for others?
If the Scarecrow has no brains, how does he conceive of
the plan to rescue Dorothy? Each of them show that
they already possess the qualities they seek. So if they
had believed in the truth of who they were, they would
never have needed to get validation from an outside
source, the Wizard.
How may this apply in our own lives? You may ask
yourself the following questions. Are some of the beliefs
you have adopted in your life about what you are
capable of and where you fit in represent what is really
true about you? Do your beliefs about yourself serve to
keep you empowered and on purpose or do they keep
you from authenticity and fulfillment? Do you need
external approval in order to believe that you are
talented, loved, strong or grounded?
The more you ask yourself, "What is the truth?", you can
consciously choose to release the limiting beliefs that no
longer serve you, and you won't have to look much
further than your own backyard to do so. As Dorothy
said, "There's no place like home".
|This Month's Quote|
| ||Quote For October|
"As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other
people permission to do the same. As we are liberated
from our fear, our presence automatically liberates
|Catch Phil Play Music|
| ||If you live in the Triangle and want to get out for a fun
evening and hear some original jazz/new age music
that will soothe your soul, you can catch me playing
Keyboard this Friday night and most Friday nights at the
Wine Bar next to Its Prime Only at the Leesville Shopping
Center in North Raleigh from 7p.m.-10p.m. Come on
down and say hi!|