Beckwith is helping people from Harlem to Hollywood to reclaim this freedom through his creation of the Life Visioning Process, a transformational technology that taps directly into the energy of inspiration by discovering your true self. When you identify your true purpose on the planet, you become inspired to express it in your everyday life. Beckwith will change the way people view freedom and personal growth—opening the doors to a new way of thinking.
It’s exemplified in this exclusive book excerpt from Michael Bernard Beck for Harlem World Magazine readers:
Practicing Life Visioning
The Life Visioning Process is an inner technology set in motion by five inherent qualities: intention or willingness, receptivity or reverential alertness, acceptance of and surrender to what is revealed, the self-discipline to take action on what is revealed, and gratitude that we already have all that we need to take the next step in our evolution. When we cultivate the five foundational qualities that enhance practice of LVP, we open the door to vitalizing the mind, heart, and consciousness in ways that successfully motivate us to accelerate and accept the new into our life.
I want to emphasize that it is important not to tense-up or constrict the heart when we find ourselves coming up short in certain areas. It is the ego that tends to obsess over the myth of perfection, not the heart or inner spirit. It’s worth repeating that the main point is to start right where you are, confident that you are not alone in your journey, that you are accompanied by an Ineffable Presence called grace. Trusting in this grace loosens our tight grip on the ego. Trust is embedded in our neurons and gives us the fortitude and courage we may not have realized is already ours. So despite the projections and judgments you may cast upon yourself, just take it all to the altar of your inner practice and know that grace is a constant companion throughout your evolutionary journey.
It is said that suffering is the great awakener. Human beings do not necessarily change voluntarily. Habits are stubborn. Many times we must hit bottom and experience great pain, which then becomes the impetus for genuine transformation. In other words, pain pushes us until a larger vision pulls us. When we choose to remain stagnant, pain will be our companion—not to inflict hurt, but to transmit a message that we are living in too small an inner world. We haven’t yet recognized that pain’s message is that we are ready to take the next step in our evolution.
Life Visioning gently leads you into an intuitive perception of a larger vision and reveals the steps required for its manifestation. You then understand experientially that pain doesn’t have to be the impetus for your evolutionary growth.
You have taken an incarnation to awaken the enlightened expression of who you are and, while you’re gracing the planet, to deliver your talents, gifts, and skills as your unique contribution to the world. The purpose of visioning is not simply about the narrow confines of personal fulfillment; it is an expansion of consciousness into the realization of your true Self.
Excerpted with permission from Life Visioning: A Transformative Process for Activating Your Unique Gifts and Highest Potential. © 2012 Michael Bernard Beckwith. Published by Sounds True, January 2012.
The following are the two forthcoming NY events where Beckwith will celebrate self-empowerment and personal transformation:
- Friday, March 30, 2012, 7:00-9:00pm, New York, Middle Collegiate Church, 112 Second Avenue (near East 7th St.), NY, NY : The Official Kickoff of the 2012 Harlem Book Fair / An introduction to Life Visioning by Beckwith, with his wife, Rickie Byars Beckwith, singer-songwriter and Music & Arts Director of Agape, who will join him on piano, offering her joyous and inspirational music as part of the evening. http://bit.ly/H4C73z
- Saturday, March 31, 2012, 9:00am-1:00pm, New York, Middle Collegiate Church: In-depth workshop on Life Visioning. http://bit.ly/H4C73z
Michael Bernard Beckwith is the founder and spiritual director of the Agape International Spiritual Center, a transdenominational community in Los Angeles. He is a featured teacher in the film The Secret, and has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, Tavis Smiley,and his own PBS special. His books include Spiritual Liberation: Fulfilling Your Soul’s Potential. This February, 2012, Beckwith was the keynote speaker at the World Interfaith Harmony Week Program at the United Nations. For more, visit http://www.agapelive.com/
Here is a link to the events: http://www.qbr.com/.