Spiritual Partnership and Authentic Power
Gary Zukav (with his spiritual partner Linda Francis) explains how the Life Lessons in the Authentic Power Program can help participants in dealing with painful experiences and daily distractions. Using the Spiritual Partnership Guidelines is the best way to create authentic power and to learn how to choose love.
Gary Zukav (with his spiritual partner Linda Francis) reads an excerpt from his new book Spiritual Partnership: The Journey to Authentic Power. “Love and fear are the two great commitments of the human experience. They are mutually exclusive…and you must choose between them.”
Gary Zukav (with his spiritual partner Linda Francis) discusses the many faces of fear. Criticism, negativity, judgment, blame, and workaholism are all ways that fear presents itself in your lives. Everyone has experiences that are unique to them, from which they can grow spiritually.
Gary Zukav and Linda Francis discuss equality in their Authentic Power Program. Spiritual partnership is a partnership between equals for the purpose of spiritual growth. Creating emotional awareness—learning to respond instead of react—is vital to choosing love, and it requires Commitment, Courage, Compassion, and Conscious Communications and Actions.
This participant shares how her intense pain led her to making a commitment to her spiritual growth. After attending the Path to Authentic Power retreat, she began the Authentic Power Program. No longer in severe pain, she recognizes that her commitment to spiritual growth sometimes gets lost in all the distractions of daily life.
Creating authentic power is not always “a walk in the park.” This Authentic Power Program participant notes that any step forward is a challenge to painful elements. However, feeling his pain and challenging his fears have positively changed his life.
This Authentic Power Program participant shares that she has felt imperfect for a long time. She comes to realize that she is perfect the way she is. She chooses Love, and to give her gifts, because she doesn’t want to believe her fears anymore.
In an Authentic Power Program exercise, this participant realizes how she has been seeing only the surface of others, not finding the beauty within. Recognizing that she has been attracting the same kind of people, she decides to challenge this fear to develop more meaningful relationships in her life.
In this exercise, an Authentic Power Program participant shares that when he feels inferior, he is not very loving. He works to challenge this fear so that he can become more loving and present with people.
Believing that she was being healthy by getting on the scale to check her weight, this woman discovers that her obsession is actually an “outside measure” of her being okay. She shares this insight with Linda Francis in the Authentic Power Program.
In an Authentic Power Program exercise, this woman discovers her deep fear of being abandoned. Her feelings of inferiority have masked this fear, and in recognizing this, she can begin to change how she relates to others.
This Authentic Power Program participant has an important revelation about his fear and feelings of superiority. He uses superiority over others in order to push people away so that he can complete his agenda and the tasks that he needs to get done.
Always defining herself as inferior to others, this Authentic Power Program participant realizes the “story” she has led herself to believe. In being more honest about her reactions to others, she discovers that superiority may be one of her experiences, as well.
This Authentic Power Program participant discovers that she sometimes keeps herself separate from people by being superior to them. She creates all the “right” answers, and by not listening to others, she allows no room for meaningful relationships.
In a matter of moments, this Authentic Power Program participant goes from feeling inferior to superior. Acknowledging that it feels good when his partner in this exercise feels inferior to him, he is honest with her in order to deepen their relationship.
Sharing that people were afraid to come into her office because of the “looks” she gave them in their discussions, this Authentic Power Program participant asks her spiritual partners for honest feedback about her reactions.
Learn how to create authentic power by using the Spiritual Partnership Guidelines.
The choice is always yours in each moment—with very different consequences.
You have unique experiences that bring up your fears, which you can learn from.
Creating partnerships between equals helps you to challenge your fear and choose love.
Learn how to use your pain to catalyze your spiritual growth.
Creating authentic power may be challenging, but the results are worth your effort.
Choosing love, rather than your fear, will set you free to be perfect as you are.
Spiritual partnerships will help you develop meaningful relationships in your life.
Challenging your fear of inferiority allows you to be more connected with people.
By exploring and acknowledging your deepest fears, you can choose differently.
Exploring hidden fears behind inferiority can significantly change your relationships.
Superiority can be used to manipulate your experiences and control the outcome.
Being honest about your reactions to people and experiences can empower you to change.
Learn how superiority can keep you from developing meaningful relationships.
Experiences often flip between the two; through equality you can create in-depth relationships.
Learn more about yourself through the conscious communication of your spiritual partners.