A guided journey through Martha Beck's Steering By Starlight
I have always felt that Steering By Starlight is a magical book. It was the catalyst for the biggest changes I have ever made in my life - on the inside. Which, no-coincidence, has changed things in big ways on the outside. I changed my career to reflect my true calling and I sold my houseboat and moved to Mexico to live my beach dream.
I want to share this magic because I know how it feels to think: I'm all alone, I have no idea what I want, I'm not good enough, I don't have enough money, I'm never going to get what I want, life sucks. And I want you to know that none of that is true - there is another way to see yourself. There is a better way to live.
As whole, as secure, as clear of purpose, and worthy of all of your desires.
YES! This is who you really are. It's already in there but it gets covered over with the weeds of family legacies, social shoulds, self doubts and crappy thought habits. But you can change this stuff. And this beautiful, funny, practical book has my favourite tools to create these changes.
Then there's the group. The book is magical, but let me tell you the group is where the mojo really happens. It can be scary to open up to a bunch of people you don't know about the soft spots inside you. But what I've found is that we all have very similar soft spots. And when you're with a group of people who are on the same journey, the kindness, helpfulness, tangible support, and genuine love becomes a huge force for change.
And I add to the magic here too. I love working with groups. I love the process of seeing people believe in themselves. So I'm here to be your guide back to yourself. By sharing the joys and the pains in my own journey. By questioning anything that dims your light. By walking you through the tools that create change. And by simply believing that you are worthy just as you are.
So who's in?
All details are below, after a few words from past participants:
"I don't quite know how to put my gratitude into words, or if you could even comprehend how much your support, and being part of this group over the past few months, has not only helped me but very much transformed me. I feel like now I have the skills and the strength built within me to finally be the me I'd always wished I could be, and to create the life I've always dreamed of. No matter what life throws my way." ~ Bean
"This was an amazing journey with Jess as an incredible guide. When I signed up for the course I was a bit wary as I did not know anyone and I had some reservations about sharing my concerns with a group of strangers. However, when I arrived at the first session, I discovered that I was not alone in my thinking and I soon realized that sharing my problems was a great way to find resolutions. With the help of Jess and the group, I found new ways of dealing with difficult people and the most important lesson - that I'm stronger than I realized. I no longer avoid uncomfortable issues or situations but have the strength to face them! Its a wonderful journey and I would recommend it to anyone who is feeling like their fire is just a spark. Take this journey and the spark will evolve into a flame!" ~ Anne (that's me on the right and Jess on the left)
"Great class Jess! So thoughtful and fulfilling. Thank you for helping me through the tangled backwoods. These months have been some of the toughest for me, but your forthright, machete-swiping piggy-back rides from deep South Alabama have proven to be precisely the right vehicle to get me back on the trail. YeeHaw! *hat thrown in air*" ~ Connie
Here are the details for each week's class:
Week 1: Figure out what you want and how to create it.
Week 2: Understand primal fear, how it gets in the way, and how to tame it.
Week 3: Beliefs create reality. How to find the beliefs that are not serving you and change them to create the reality you want.
Week 4: "Do the thing you think you cannot do."
Week 5: Find out what your dreams are trying to tell you and help you with.
Week 6: Create a vision board & turn dreams into reality + get rid of the doubts & yeahbuts that get in the way.
Week 7: How making change in your physical environment directly affects everything else in your life.
Week 8: How to deal with saboteurs (including yourself) + how to lead in any relationship.
Here's a Q&A with nitty-gritty details about what it's like to be a part of the group.
Here are some concrete, proof-in-the-pudding changes previous members have made as a result of the course.