Adhering to our own motto of cultivating awakening and lifting “outside the box” to new levels, we’ve been inspired to step beyond where we have been and what we have known. This blog is changing its name to…
The Enlightenment Zone
We want to share our thinking for making this change with you, our readers, as the blog site looks different and the feel is somewhat different.
Why the name change, you wonder? We will continue to explore the themes that we have been writing about since 2015. However, we realized that the context wanted to expand from the company, Sourcing The Way, into a wide-open space of awakening and transformation.
What started as a place for Jeff Vander Clute and Maria Baeck to share their latest thinking has organically become a collective space for growth, change, inspiration, encouragement, and provocative ideas regarding the profound possibilities of human experience.
Listening deeply for the most aligned path, it was clear that the blog had outgrown its original home and that it would flourish more fully with a new domain and as part of The Enlightenment Zone. The new “vibe” and design are also a much better fit for sharing visual art, poetry, and other creative expressions of awakening. We hope you will enjoy what’s coming!
Meanwhile, the new web address for this blog is blog.enlightenment.zone. Links to the previous domain and to content published under that domain will continue to work thanks to the magic of WordPress. People who are subscribed to this blog will now receive emails from “The Enlightenment Zone” rather than “Sourcing The Way.”
Thank you for joining us on this journey of evolution and… enlightenment!
We’re all leaders, regardless of position, life style, or creed. For me, leadership is closely linked to my values and to questions like “Am I the best I can be? Am I taking responsibility for my actions and reactions?”
It’s difficult to answer such questions without knowing what our values or guiding principles are. For the most part, we seem to use values to distinguish between “us” and “them”, or what is considered “good” or “bad”. We’re also used to talking about “moral values” and “ethical values”, but how often are we encouraged to explore our soul’s values?
The cool thing about our soul’s values is that they connect us to something deeper, something bigger than ourselves, and they help us align with actions and expressions that bring meaning and fulfilment to our lives.
Sticking to your Soul’s Values promotes and supports your personal and professional growth. It increases your experience of clarity and sense of freedom and possibility in your work and life.
As a result you will:
Feel empowered to up-level your service and contribution in the world, leading you to new beginnings and empowered self-leadership.
Experience peace of mind, while being aware that we create our own realitieswith our thoughts, beliefs and actions.
Manifest inner balance and harmony.
Build confidence in your innate worth and abilities.
So, what are the steps – how do we actually do it?
We’re all leaders, regardless of position, life style, or creed. Thinking that we don’t matter, or that our actions or reactions don’t matter, is not only irresponsible, but also a testament to a deep feeling of separation. For me, leadership is closely linked to my values and to questions like “Am I the best I can be? Am I taking responsibility for my actions and reactions?”
It’s difficult to answer such questions without knowing what our values or guiding principles are. We usually enter the conversation about values through one of two doorways. For the most part, we seem to use values to distinguish between “us” and “them”, or what is considered “good” or “bad”. We’re also used to talking about “moral values” and “ethical values”. Both approaches speak to human behavior, but there’s a third doorway – to knowingly embody and consciously live our values. In other words, to ask “Am I “being” my values? Am I being true to them for myself?”
The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching.
― John Wooden
To ground and integrate the values we aim to live by, the natural first step is to identify and define our soul’s values — our foundation. But identifying and defining values isn’t enough. For me, it has been equally crucial to connect with my soul’s values – by bringing them into my body and mind, and stay connected to them in my everyday life.
It’s easy to get lost in abstract thinking when talking about values. For a more practical approach I like Jaemin Frazer’s descriptions of the “Be-Do-Have” model and three common approaches to trying to get ahead in life, “The Victim”, “The Worker”, and “The Winner”, excerpted here:
The name Sourcing The Way begs the question of what we mean by ‘sourcing’. For us, Sourcing is both a way of living our most authentic path of liberation and freedom as well as an extremely practical tool that can empower all of our day-to-day decisions.
A Way of Life
Sourcing is a way of life. By using our innate ability to feel into possibilities, we activate potential for reaching beyond what we currently know. Sourcing guides decision-making and illuminates the path of greatest ease and joy. This way of living enables us to make choices that carry the most aliveness and provides a flow that exceeds anything we could have thought into being.
Sourcing can take many forms. For example, it may involve feeling energy move in our bodies or receiving information from the Field in thought form. In all cases, this ability adds a layer to our experiences that stretches beyond the physical realm. Sourcing expands past the five human senses and involves listening deeply beneath words and behaviors.
A Transformational Process
Sourcing is a process of opening our minds and hearts to receive helpful information from the deepest possible place within ourselves, which is the source of our being. As we open in this manner, we discover that there is a wealth of practical guidance available to us that doesn’t seem to come from our own thinking.
At first, this may take the form of subtle nudges to go in one direction or another, in the context of daily life. With practice, the information becomes much richer, encompassing words, imagery, sounds, and even epiphanies. These “transmissions” will arrive in whatever forms we are able to receive; and as we become more and more open, we find that we are able to download, instantaneously, bigger and bigger transmissions.
Sourcing is also bidirectional in that we can have a conversation with the source of our being. The result of doing so often enough is to become absorbed in our own source while still experiencing the world around us. This leads to progressively more awakened states of Self-realization. Therefore, a major benefit of Sourcing is spiritual advancement.
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After a powerful first day at the September 2015 InClaritas retreat in Seattle, the following visual came to me as a way of understanding the essence of both InClaritas and Sourcing the Way (the strategic consulting company co-founded by Maria Bäck and myself).
In a flash I saw that group processes and deliberations, especially in matters of governance, typically involve a considerable amount of people “bumping up against” one another, on multiple levels. At the same time, I saw that much of this friction and conflict could be eliminated through awareness cultivation practices, and furthermore that doing so would unlock a group’s potential for collective flow and even genius.
I have always been curious and adventurous, in both mind and soul. Maybe not bungee-jumping-off-bridges adventurous, but I’ve always been open to what comes my way.
My deep desire for wholeness and listening at every level has had me explore and learn about compassion, non-judgment, forgiveness, and non-duality. My belief in something vaster than “me” has led me to explore realms such as mindfulness, energy healing, intuitive communication, and paths of consciousness transformation.
I started my professional career in 1986 in finance and administration, straight after graduation. In the 25+ years since, I have served in the areas of sales, marketing, inventory planning, and cross-national system planning and upgrades. My path has blessed me with living in three different countries and working on three continents. These experiences have brought rich learning about subtle communication, as language and culture add nuanced layers to thoughts and speech. Since 2010, I have been integrating my work in the electronics industry and background in business operations with my capacities for deep reflective listening and resonance-based facilitation. I am channeling my gifts through coaching and transformational conversations.
As an intuitive communicator, field alchemist, and awareness coach, I specialize in deep listening and resonance-based facilitation that illuminates key insights, brings clarity, and sparks holistic transformation. My passion is supporting clients through deep transformation by “making the invisible visible”.