A few years ago, my coach at the time, Jeff Patterson, created an important distinction for himself to support him in expressing himself and his fullest contribution. He gave names to himself at the far ends of the spectrum of low expression and contribution and high expression and contribution.
Needy Man and Miracle Man.
He knew exactly what each meant to him and he kept his focus on living his days as Miracle Man and having compassion for himself when he showed up as Needy Man.
Jeff was an amazing role model for me. Being coached by Miracle Man called forth more from me than I knew was within me. Learning how Jeff worked with Needy Man taught me to love myself more, no matter what. And yet, in all the time I worked with him, I couldn’t come up with my two distinct names for me. I knew that my equivalent of Needy Man was Scramblin’ Ann but my Miracle Man equivalent eluded me.
The more I tried to find my glorious name, the more I could feel my mind “searching my brain’s hard drive” rather than receiving it from my heart. So I let it go and wrote my first book with Jeff’s coaching support.
I coached several clients to name theirs. I told them about Jeff’s success and disclosed that I had only half my equation, yet I could feel the power of having both names.
Melancholy Monica and Magnificent Monica.
(Names of clients have been changed for their privacy.)
Scardy Cat and Lover Girl.
Contracted Shelly and Expansive Shelly.
Barely Betsy and Goddess Elizabeth.
Slave and Queen . . .
Ah, the feeling of experiencing myself
as Radiant Grace . . .
And just a few days ago, out of the blue, I received a gift from my heart: Radiant Grace. How amazing is that – the name Ann means grace.
Scramblin’ Ann and Radiant Grace. Oh my goodness, can I feel the difference in my body, my energy and my heart!!!
What about you? What distinctions bubble up for you?!?
Post your comments, insights and progress below.
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13 thoughts on “Creator/Owner Mindset: Naming the Glory of You”
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Mary, it’s 4 months since mine settled in as Scramblin’ Ann and Radiant Grace and they are still solid. Just saying, hearing, seeing Radiant Grace makes me happy – and more her!!!
I can’t wait to here how yours settle in . . .
Oh I love this game! Hmmmm. Harried Mary and Wild Wisdom Walker. That’s my first thought. Might sit with these and see if they settle in.