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My Time At The Empowerment Training

When we first got there on Thursday evening, little did I know of the experience that was awaiting me. We got started by first introducing ourselves and through that I found out that many countries were represented, they all except me came on their own, spent more than $5000 to partake in the Empowerment Training Program which made me to appreciate the opportunity better. After dinner the workshop started at 7.00 – 10.00pm. The topic was:- Make your passion Happen, The Art of Creating Your Life As You Want It. The overview was at the end of the empowerment we will find our own pace, The growth has to come from us. We were advised to participate wholeheartedly, staying open to new ideas ready to leave our comfort zone, purge ourselves of our old idea to be able to accommodate the new one, recognize our belief system, trusting the process and the dreaming that we can get what we need and that we should the experience for our own transformation. It was on this note that we started the workshop.
We were asked to answer seven questions in the beginning of the program and answers to those questions was what we worked towards achieving in the program. The questions were:- What is my deepest reason for wishing to empower others?, What need is my empowerment work fulfilling?, What life experiences, talents and qualities will help me succeed in my empowerment?, What challenges I have to transform to make my empowerment successful?, What skills and personality development will I need to transform this challenges?, How will succeeding with my empowerment work for the deepest of my potential? and how will empowerment contribute to improving our world? We all answered all these questions in our own way and discuss, taken some questions and the day one ended.
On the second day, we started with Empowerment model that is strategy for transformation, the first thing I learnt was in everything you want to embark upon you focus on the possibilities and not the problem. We went on a journey, on the journey, we got to a very big house with a big corridor that lead to seven rooms. In the seven rooms, this is to discover the seven source of power we need to create and sustaining growth in life. When we started because I have never engage in visualization exercise before, I was struggling and finding it difficult to concentrate as we continue I just found out that I was actually seeing and hearing things in these rooms that I was drawing in my book. After the journey we paired with a partner each to discuss what we found or heard in those rooms with our partners and i found out that what both of us found actually made sense and a reflection of what we may create in the seven sources of power which are:- Commitment, Discipline, Support system,Inner Guidance, Lightness, Love and Finding your own truth This visualization is one of the things I learnt from the empowerment that will continue to help me through out my life The summary of the workshop was to enable us to know where we were on every issues, where we wanted to go, what we need to change to get there and then our next growth step. When you are able to answer all these questions on any issue, the next thing is to look at your affirmative statement on your next growth step and ask yourself if it is possible for you to take the step or not and how you feel when you speak out the affirmative statement. We were told that when we are helping ohers to be empowered, we should not think that we want to fix them rather we should just create a space in us for their pain, be present and connected with them. We should have the clear intention to give our best, have respect for the beauty of each person we are working with, understand that you are not to fix them but guide them to their truth.
The training is to help us to be able to help others in our community to create their lives the way they want it not as the way they are forced to live it, to help them to make their passion happen, create a place for any trauma they might be going through, help them to hold complexity of human condition that is life is full of ups and down and to let know that, that is the difference between human and divine. By this they will be able to take things as they come and also live their potentials to the fullest. The workshop ended with a very good dance together, women as much as 15years older than me were dancing so very well that i was so much encouraged that i should not allow the pressure of this world to weight me down to the point of not having good time one time or the other. I was able to forget myself completely during the workshop that i can even shared personal things with people. One other thing that baffles me about the workshop was that when we finished the workshop on the first day and we were going to where we were going to lounge for the period of the training, it was like I have being in that street before and I knew that I have never been to that part of the world before. As I was going through it in my mind, it just dawn on me that I have actually dreamt about that street twice before which meant that it has been ordained that I would be at the empowerment training by God which gave me so much joy. At the end of the program, my affirmative statement for my growing edge is that:- Even though my vision is so big, it can happen and I will start somewhere until I get there, one step at a time.

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olutosin's picture

Empowerment indeed sweet sister!

Big sister,

Once again, CONGRATULTAIONS! It is indeed empowerment and thatnk God the dream comes true, as I always say, WORLDPULSE is where dreams come true and as Ma Natalie Safir, my adopted mother would say, one step at a time, no dream is unachievable, She is a woman WP has planted inmy life and I AM SO MUCH ENJOYING THE HARVEST IT IS IN MILLION FOLD, egbon, a ma tun ba ra wa yo!

Waiting eagerly to read and learn more.
Hugs!

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town
Lagos-Nigeria

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busayo's picture

Thanks Tosin

It is empowerment indeed, dream comes true. Your dream too will come true in jesus name. I am so happy for you
for having Ma Natalie Safir, she is a mother indeed.

Much love
Busayo

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
busobisaki@yahoo.com
womeninspirationcenter@gmail.com
http://womeninspirationce.wix.com/widcng

JaniceW's picture

WOW!

I feel as if I just received $5000 worth of empowerment training for free. Thank you for sharing what you learnt and I am sure many of us will take this and apply it to our own lives. I also want to share this with Rachael as there are many things here we can apply to the next VOF in empowering the next generation of women leaders.

Can I just say how much I miss you? I want to hug you and feel the strength of your vision and dreams again. Although we were only able to offer one scholarship to the Empowerment Institute, by sharing the knowledge you gained, you have extended to all your sisters the opportunity to learn from the training too. Thank you for that gift and I look forward to reading about how you might apply this knowledge. Hugs and kisses,
Janice

busayo's picture

Miss you too

I really miss you Janice, thank you very much for your encouragement

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
busobisaki@yahoo.com
womeninspirationcenter@gmail.com
http://womeninspirationce.wix.com/widcng

Tina's picture

Amazing!

Oh I have tingles all over my body. What amazing life lessons and such important and interesting questions this training course has raised. Thank you so much for sharing what you have learned and the empowerment techniques. In fact I shall be copying some of those points down and asking myself the very same questions later this evening.

I also love what you learned about creating space for another persons pain. I remember this is something that you alluded to when you talked about your hopes for an inspiration center. That one of the most important things you wished to create for the women in your community was simply a space for them to rest.

Yes I believe you were meant to be here and at the Empowerment Training center and I am so excited for you to see your long held dreams become a tangible reality. Oh! I just cannot wait to see you and hold you in person again.

Much Love and the warmest of embraces,
Tina x

busayo's picture

Amazing life Indeed

It was indeed an amazing lessons learnt at the empowerment training Tina and you are making the right decision
by copying some of points down and asking your self those questions later and by the time you answer those questions
you will find out that you never remain the same as to your vision in life. Thank you very much Tina for your encouragement.

much love
Busayo

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
busobisaki@yahoo.com
womeninspirationcenter@gmail.com
http://womeninspirationce.wix.com/widcng

Nusrat Ara's picture

Wonderful. I felt there with

Wonderful. I felt there with you in your journey. I am so happy for you. Hope and pray you turn your dreams into reality.

Lots of love

Nusrat

busayo's picture

Thanks my sister

It was so wonderful and the dreams have started unfolding into reality. Thanks

Lots of love
Busayo

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
busobisaki@yahoo.com
womeninspirationcenter@gmail.com
http://womeninspirationce.wix.com/widcng

jap21's picture

Hi Busayo

You are a real inspiration to me. Your journey is an example of life to me. I wish to follow your steps and become a better companion to you.

hugs dear, and thanks for sharing all this.

Love,

Jackie

Jacqueline Patiño FundActiva
Tarija - Bolivia
South America
www.jap21.wordpress.com

busayo's picture

Thanks jackie

We are all source of inspiration to each other, you are really inspiring me Jackie and i have learnt so many things from you
during this our journey together, you are always there and it is my pleasure sharing this with you. Thanks for your love.

Hugs
Busayo

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
busobisaki@yahoo.com
womeninspirationcenter@gmail.com
http://womeninspirationce.wix.com/widcng

Victoria Vorosciuc's picture

I've been there!!!

Dear Busayo!!!!

Thank you for sharing this with us!!!

Reading about your experience made me think of De Ja Vu's. I felt like I was there, and danced with you all and went through the same streets.

Unbelievably real...

Great work!!!

Well done!

What are you going to do after?

Regards,

Victoria

PS> I am so happy to see you in the pictures with the great people!!!

Victoria Vorosciuc
Project Coordinator
"Empowering women to participate
in community life"
WorldPulse Media Corresspondent

busayo's picture

Oh yes!!, thank you

Dear Victoria,
Oh yes, you know when i was going you all promised that you were all going with me in the spirit and that kept urging me on during the training. I went there to be the eyes and ears of all of us and i am glad i am able to pass across some of the things i learnt in the empowerment training to you. Thanks for appreciating it.The first thing i am doing now is to organised 2 similar workshops in my community with two different groups before i go back to finish the training in June. I have met with the two groups and we are working towards organising the workshop. One would be in March and the other one in May.

much love
Busayo

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
busobisaki@yahoo.com
womeninspirationcenter@gmail.com
http://womeninspirationce.wix.com/widcng

JaniceW's picture

Fantastic!

Busayo,
This workshop idea is wonderful! How many people are in the workshops and what are the organizations? What is the main thing you hope to share with the participants of the workshop? I can't wait to hear more. Sending you a big hug,
Janice

busayo's picture

Thanks Janice

The first group is the team i have been working with before i came to US and the second group is my collegue at work,
the other counsellors that we are working together in the university. They are interested in the workshop because it is going to improve our work with the students and we may likely also organize the workshop with our students in future.

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
busobisaki@yahoo.com
womeninspirationcenter@gmail.com
http://womeninspirationce.wix.com/widcng

mrbeckbeck's picture

Amazing! Thank you for sharing...

Busayo,

What a delight to read some of the wisdom you encountered with Gail at the Empowerment Institute! I feel, very sincerely, that these practices are the "secret" to achieving any of our wildest dreams. Many thanks to you for sharing with the community here.

It was nice to hear your voice this morning over Skype! I look forward to hearing more about your workshops, and watching you achieve your dreams...step by step. :)

Also, I noticed on facebook that you attended the Institute with someone that I went to college with, and volunteered in Nicaragua with many years ago: Zo Tobi! I thought this was yet another example of the divine mystery at work, telling us that we are on the right track! What an amazing coincidence, hmm? He is a very shiny soul, I'm glad you could connect with him.

Wishing you all the best dear one...
With hugs, light, and love,
Scott

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Volunteer

busayo's picture

oh yes Zo Tobi was amazing

Hi Scott,
Zo Tobi was amazing, i had the opportunity of pairing with him once during the program. He was amazing.
We both had a nice and inspiring discussions

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
busobisaki@yahoo.com
womeninspirationcenter@gmail.com
http://womeninspirationce.wix.com/widcng

NatalieS's picture

Your empowerment training experience

Dear Busayo:
It was a pleasure reading your description of the training in Rhinebeck. You were keenly aware of all the points and it sounds like the program really reached you and will gradually have a wonderful effect on your life, now and in the future. I am also so pleased that other correspondents will get a chance to read about your experience and gain from it through your words.
The pictures are great. There sure was a lot of snow and it was mighty cold.
I like that somehow you had dreamed those streets. That shows the power of dreams, in so many ways.
Continued good luck to you. I'm so glad I had the chance to meet and chat with you.
Best,
NatalieS

NatalieS

busayo's picture

The pleasure is mine

Dear Natalie,
Thank you very much for reading my post, the pleasure of meeting and chat with you in Rhinebeckis mine. I am so blessed that i was able to see and chat with you. Thank you very much for gifts and love.

With love
Busayo

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
busobisaki@yahoo.com
womeninspirationcenter@gmail.com
http://womeninspirationce.wix.com/widcng

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