Episode 76 ~ with Ella Schatzmann
How do all the pieces fit together? How is ‘culture’ shaped; and how can we reshape culture in a more potent and meaningful way? What is the connection between who we have been and who we can become? Consider that the forces that shape culture begin in utero and follow us throughout our lives! What will it take for us to become more present and mindful to the power of parenting: the underlying process that shapes it all.
In conversation with: Ella Schatzmann – WEL-Systems Institute Affiliate and Certified CODE Model Coach™ – knows well the power of the process of parenting! Mother of two young children, Ella is the first to declare that her children are among her greatest teachers. Not a day goes by that she does not notice – and embrace! – the constant invitation that her children are, to her own evolution.
With a background in social work and a deep commitment to owning the truth of her own experience, Ella’s willingness and ability to open herself to discovery – as a mother, as a woman and as a living expression of godforce in tissue – guide her through the maze of the dogma around parenting.
In her own words: “As the ferociously caring person that I AM, I have made a commitment to mySelf to create a meaningful and substantial impact on my world. I believe it is only through my authentic presence and courage to speak the truth of my experience, moving beyond habit and cultural conditioning, that I will have the capacity to transform my life and become the invitation for others to transform their own.”
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Here are two great books that will invite very different perceptions about how you came to be who you are, today!
“Powerful stuff! Gives me hope and the courage to strive even more deeply to become “authentic.” Magical and thought provoking… an awakening! I love it!” For far too long, we’ve allowed ourselves to just keep doing what we’ve always done – mindlessly and without consideration of the consequences of our own thinking or lack thereof. This book will make it very difficult for you to continue to move through your work, your family, your community and your life numb to the impact you have just by being one of the sleeping masses.
In a world of accelerating change, the one thing we can count on is that parenting is the single most potent force for shaping culture. Our children are becoming our living legacy of things hidden, things forgotten and things overlooked. Guardians of the Vision: Parenting for the Birthright of Potential offers insights and discoveries, as well as challenges and queries that invite us all to redefine and reclaim an expression of ‘parenting’ that is sustainable over time. In the lives of these compelling writers, you’ll find the stirring of your own inner truth.
Ella, I was mesmerized and riveted by your powerful, awe-inspiring discoveries / insights / reflections as you de-cloaked and revealed the truth of your experiences having found the greater context of the WEL-Systems® perspective and a more expansive way to live. It was wonderful to hear of what was deeply meaningful to you as you parented and created the space for your children (and others) to discover who they are and to stay connected to their unique selves.
Even though I have no children of my own, I was deeply moved by all that you shared … there was much that resonated for me.
As I listened, your courage, your passion and your call to stay in the perpetual, never-ending, unfolding journey of discoveries, was a potent experience of reminders for me to stay connected to my inner truths and ‘to bring the full measure of me to the party’ at all times, warts and all. Thank you for this. 🙂
I also highly endorse the book, Guardians of the Vision: Parenting for the Birthright of Potential. For me, your awakened experiences, spoke eloquently & engagingly to a process of how we can all reconnect with ourselves before seeking to interconnect and engage meaningfully and authentically with others (be it with our children, our spouses, other family members, friends, etc). Hearing you speak with such depth of clarity & enthusiasm, is highly contagious and compelling indeed. I am happy to recommend your audio recording to others so that they too may embark on their own powerful treasure-troves of discoveries that await.
I look forward to further explorations with yourself and Louise and to the Webinars that you both will be creating on the topic of Parenting. I know such opportunities will allow others to experience your warm, deeply-caring, welcoming presence first hand, and will invite further depth of conversations to those who are curious and willing to explore more effective ways to grow, evolve & expand themselves, as they engage in the process of parenting. Can hardly wait. Thank you again.