Every child wants to know three things: Am I seen? Am I worthy? Do I matter? When a person feels seen, feels worthy, and feels they matter, they grow up to live an empowered life.
As a therapist, many of my clients ask me the question, “how do I get conscious?” Consciousness, for them, seems an esoteric “thing,” bestowed on “those people,” aka, the lucky, the yogic, and the few. It is often misunderstood as being something separate from “ordinary consciousness,” conjuring images of monks who abscond the material life for isolated caves in the Himalayas.