Episode 01: Dare To Be Self-Investing
Good morning everyone, and welcome to Sparkle School, where together, we access our innate, iNtuitive wisdom as unique and self-valuing women, and share who we are becoming in a safe, sensitive community.
Last week, we talked about how Sparkle School is an open-system learning environment designed to help iNtuitive Feeling women ‘unlearn’ the prescriptions of the Sensing world. We noted that we need time to adjust to the idea that we have the freedom, the support, the capacity and the right to redefine ourselves from the inside-out.
Once we begin to integrate this idea, our lives start to change, as any long-term Sparkle School woman will attest. It’s likely she can tell you HOW her life has changed, but she might be hard-pressed to explain WHY it has changed. That is because Sparkle School, itself, is a complex confluence of unique elements, three in particular. First, it is a safe community of iNtuitive-Feeling women, who naturally place a high value on knowing themselves better and on supporting others to do the same. Second, it is a program of study that transforms intriguing models, systems, theories, and abstractions into experiential tools for self-reflection. Third, the two sets of elements just mentioned can be endlessly combined and recombined as an infinite source of fresh ‘data points’ from which iNtuitive women can continually evolve bold, new concepts of self.
Today, we’re going to cross-reference the models and theories behind two introductory Sparkle School tools; the Before Snapshot and the Sparkle Dna.
The Before Snapshot introduces us to the ten areas of life we work with in Sparkle School. Referencing a number of capacities that fully realized iNtuitives are likely to possess, it helps us assess how fully expressed we feel as iNtuitive personality types, in each of our ten areas of life. Do we have the words to champion our right to live our lives on our own terms? Do we seek and find environments that support us to be fully expressed? Do we long for a better world? Are we empowered to think about what that world might look like, and share our thoughts with others? Do we delight in and seek out people who inspire and motivate us? Can we feel ‘good’ about ourselves, even when others judge us critically? Can we take pride in the unique choices we make in our lives? Do we REALLY get how amazing and complex we are? Can we take full ownership of the perfection in our acute sensitivity?
The Sparkle Dna tool gives us a glimpse of the degree to which we are in touch with seven qualities that we iNtuitives seems to possess when we are fully realized and fully expressed. Those qualities are being; self-investing, risk-ready, resilient, self-confident, self-directed, purpose-prompted, and passion-powered.
When we cross reference the capacities of the Before Snapshot tool and the qualities of the Sparkle Dna tool, we can see new, previously hidden pathways on our journey of fully becoming who we truly are as amazing, multidimensional, sensitive, imaginative, ingenious women. Let’s move on to our journal prompts to learn more.
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Dear Gandolfa, What a beautiful testimonial about Bravely Being You and Sparkle School. Thank you so much for your trust and your wisdom!
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