Everyone has untapped potential
It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living.
I want to know what you ache for,
and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.
It doesn’t interest me how old you are.
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love,
for dreams, for the adventure of being alive.
It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon.
I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow,
if you have been opened by life’s betrayals or have become shriveled
and closed from fear of further pain! I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it or fade it or fix it. I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own; if you can dance with wildness and let ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, be realistic, or to remember the limitations of being a human.
It doesn’t interest me if the story you’re telling me is true.
I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself;
if you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul.
I want to know if you can be faithful and therefore trustworthy.
I want to know if you can see beauty even if it’s not pretty every day,
and if you can source your life from God’s presence. I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand on the edge of a lake and shout to the silver moon, ‘Yes!’
It doesn’t interest me where you live or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair,
weary, bruised to the bone, and do what needs to be done for the children.
It doesn’t interest me who you are, how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand in the center of the fire with me
and not shrink back.
It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom you have studied.
I want to know what sustains you from the inside, when all else falls
I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.
Inspired by Oriah Mountain Dreamer,
Native American Elder, May 1994
A guy-wire is a tensioned cable (me) that is designed to enhance the stability of a free-standing structure (you).
Providing stable support during your unstable times.
"I had the most amazing sessions learning from
one of the most heart-centered, loving, trusting,
and 'present' souls I've ever had the fortune of working with. Henry-Cameron Allen is such a gift to adults,
to teens, to children, and to the community as a whole."
Keri Ellis Cahill
Founder, Rebel Shakespeare Company
Welcome to this safe space.
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"I searched for God with heart-throbs of despair,
'Neath ocean's bed, above the vaulted sky;
At last, I searched mySelf... my inmost 'I',
And found Him there." - Henry Wood,
American author, philosopher & psychologist (1834-1908)
In a nutshell, for me, Spiritual Humanism means seeing and serving the Creator in Humanity, in our Divine reflection, through the lens of ethics and of reason. My temple is Nature, and my personal concept of spirituality can not be confined to one book, one building, one gender, one dogma, or any single belief system. This does not mean I judge yours or feel superior. Just the opposite, in fact.
Having lived and worked globally all my life,
I have learned to explore and respect all spiritual paths.
I believe that there is a common thread that runs through all of us, no matter what religion or faith path we follow, if any...
We are, each of us, so precious, fragile, and tiny... yet strong, resilient and wise beyond measure. We are part of nature, not separate from it, part of this vast universe, all of us made of star-stuff - with a little something extra thrown in to make you uniquely YOU!
In this media-driven age, there is still so much we don't know. This is why I sought to become ordained as a Spiritual Humanist Minister. Being able to mentor, counsel, and officiate is a gift and a privilege.
Together we will develop personalized tools and techniques to get you through the woods and onto your unique path forward with passion, belonging and purpose. We'll find your Ikigai... your valuable and unique life's signature. The Ikigai concept (see below) is a helpful tool I use to guide others toward fulfilling their own unique potential.
Ikigai is a Japanese concept that means "a reason for being". The word refers to having a direction or purpose in life, that which makes one's life worthwhile, and towards which an individual takes spontaneous and willing actions giving them satisfaction and a sense of meaning to life.