“In my work with individuals, groups, organizations, and companies, I’ve come to understand what seems to me — and many world thought and spiritual leaders — to be the most fundamental source of Thriving — at work and in life —the Discovery and Realization of Self.

But ours is a newly evolving reality. We have come from ages typified by hierarchy and power. In generations past, to live happily and successfully, one needed to find someone or something outside of oneself to believe in and look up to. And beyond that, one actually attached one’s identity to that person, religion, ideology, leader, belief, organization, or job. One did not need to think, know how, or create one’s happiness strategies. One only needed to follow the leader.

With the information age, we have been knowing more — and wanting to know even more. About how and why things work, or don’t work. About how to be healthy, happy, successful, or informed. We have been realizing our value and fighting more for our rights and to be recognized.

And with this expansion of knowledge, we have increasingly been questioning the integrity and intentions of our political, religious, and corporate leaders — as well as our media and social media — about their worthiness of our trust and faith to protect, guide, enrich, and truthfully inform us. We have become aware that for global change, peace, healing, and justice, we need to recalibrate.

And with the unfolding of the energy age, more of us are turning to ancient healing modalities, Eastern medicines, alternative healing remedies, meditation, consciousness and energy work, earthing, and naturally grown whole foods.

We are discovering that we don’t need to look up to anyone outside of ourselves for answers, that we have innate internal resources, that we, as inner self navigating beings, can create the changes we want. This evolution of focus has generated the desire in us to not only survive and follow without quesion, but Thrive and Question other Possibilities.

The fundamental premise that we are getting clear on is that — in order to thrive in our bodies, families, partnerships, work, communities, and world — we need first to thrive within our individual, creative selves.

But, in order to thrive, one must know what elements are needed to thrive. Without inner self discovery — for the purpose of knowing one’s true inner gifts, desires, core beliefs, inner motivators, purpose, and abilities — thriving will always be just beyond reach, or a temporary, unsustainable condition.

The root of all suffering has always been the disconnection from self and self awareness — and the attachment and dependency on that which is outside of us.

The newly realized age we have entered is one in which the power of the self-realized, self-actualized individual  is one who is perpetually self-aware, thriving, questioning, imagining, knowing, and taking giant leaps with others like him/her.

This self-realization is the power that creates new life forms, inventions, industries, sustainable realities, art, beauty, humanitarian connections, energy expansion, and global organizations that Thrive, and an earth that Thrives.


Originally published at medium.com


  • Jan Edwards

    Inspired Self-Realization Life Guide; Ghostwriter; Access Consciousness Facilitator; Editor; Ordained Minister; Creativity Muse. Inspiredlifeguide.com


    https://linktr.ee/edwards.jan ‘Helping the True Gift of You Come Alive ~ In Your Being, In Your Work, and In Your World!’ A published Editor, Ghostwriter, Author, Intuitive Self-Realization Life Guide, and Access Consciousness Facilitator, and Ordained Minister, Jan has a passion to guide people to discover, experience and express their authentic essence. She invites them to live in their Inspired Flow Zone, their higher self, to design the life and work they long for. Combining intuition, mental acuity, heart connection, creativity, and industry experience, Jan cuts through the muck, to connect her clients to align with their inner resources, feel-good emotions, and innate signature energy. In having uncovered the most direct pathways to her own ‘coming alive’ and authentic signature life force, Jan is able to discern valuable intricacies sometimes hidden beneath the surface of her clients and their projects. She lives intuitively and attracts what she needs and wants by "following her feel-good and all that feels light." A conscious introvert-turned-entrepreneur, her 38 year career spans: Access Consciousness, Energy Healing; Hospitality; Wedding/Meeting/Event/Banquet Planning & Coordinating; Teaching & Tutoring; Writing/Editing; Nutritional Counseling; Thermography & Natural Health Marketing; Health Product Sales; Patient Education & Marketing; Chiropractic Consulting; and Ordained Ministry. Creations and Facilitations: Facilitator - Access Consciousness & Energy Bars; Creator/Guide - Inspired Life Guide; Creator/ Facilitator - FLOW Circles for Women; Host/Creator - Permission To Come ALIVE!; Founder/Past President - The Holistic Chamber of Commerce Orange County Chapter; Creator/Writer/Editor - The Gifted Ghostwriter; Creator/ Marketing Consultant/ Coordinator - One Source Wellness; Co-Creator/Host/ Writer/Promoter - Holistic Source Radio; Creator/ Facilitator/Promoter - Master of My Dreams Master Mind; Creator/Facilitator - Partners In Believing; Organizer - Santa Barbara Wise Women Over 40 Meetup; and Consultant/ Coordinator - People Growers of America.  Appearances: KUCI Radio; ‘Choices 4 Women’ Podcast; ‘What Is Your Holistic Lifestyle?’ Radio; ‘Free Your Spirit Tina Talk For Women’; ‘Business Marketing Made Simple’ Seminar; ‘Business Recovery is Self Discovery ~ You are Here to Blossom!’ Seminar; ‘Who Are You?’ Holistic Chamber of Commerce Seminar; ‘Being Authentic’ Holistic Chamber of Commerce Panel; ‘INspired To Change’ Nedalee Podcast; ‘HOLOS’ One Day Retreat; ‘Prosperity 2013’ Seminar; ‘Lyceum Live’ Talk; People Growers Corporate Marketing Workshop; ‘Master of My Dreams Holistic Master Mind’; Orange County Corporate Lunch Talks; and Top 12 Nominee in 2012 Collaborative Orange County Business Leader Awards. Publications & Mediums: Huffington Post; Washington Post; Thrive Global; Renew Magazine; Addiction Professional; Natural Society; Gatehouse Media; Medium.com; Living Fit OC; Books; Websites; Social Media sites; Holistic Source Radio; Business Branding; Bios; Elevator Pitches; Digital Marketing; Programs; Sales Scripts; Presentations; and Speeches Currently residing in San Clemente California, Jan is deepening her inspirational & intuitive work with individuals & groups and her current businesses: The Gifted Ghostwriter - Eagle Eye Editor and Inspired Life Guide. Her Traveling Ghostwriting and Editing services are available (California, Arizona, Utah, Oregon), and she is publishing her co-authored book "Inspired To Change" in 2021. Her newest inspirational ventures include leading Life Creation writing-visioning-energy shifting workshops and inspired transformation retreats. https://www.facebook.com/jan.edwards.5203 https://www.accessconsciousness.com/en/public-profiles/jan-edwards/ http://www.thegiftedghostwriter.com/h https//www.inspiredlifeguide.com/ Youtube 2 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC628TzKSDbaZQiNfICns5zw Youtube 1 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3Mm987oj1jBquSOiJtOsBg https://medium.com/@jan_edwards