You’re registered! I’m so looking forward to meeting with you in the Visibility Class Sharing your opinion. Below is everything you need to know to participate.
The class is scheduled to take place on
PST: December 6 at 1.30pm
EST: December 6 at 4.30pm
GMT: December 7 at 9.30pm
AEDT: December 7 at 8.30am.
To join the call, simply click here: https://zoom.us/j/446588889
A recording will be made available if you can’t make it live.
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PREPARING FOR THE CLASS
Please schedule the time in your diary so you won’t be disrupted during the class. We’ll be doing some deep clearing work and the more present you can be on the call, the more effective you’ll find it.
You might also want to reflect on some of the times you’ve felt held back in sharing your opinion. In these block clearing calls, I do ask for input so I can personalise the clearing to those in attendance. For that reason, it can be helpful to have spent even just a few minutes thinking about this in advance of the call. NB: this isn’t essential for participation, it’s merely a recommendation.
One of the most significant blocks visibility women face is sharing their opinions. The good girl is a part of that. She doesn’t want to be wrong. She’s afraid of being judged and criticised. She’s nervous that she doesn’t know enough. She’s terrified that she’ll be viewed as a fraud.
More than that, women have been conditioned to minimise their opinions. To view them as less significant than men’s opinions and experiences.
In male dominated work places it’s difficult to ignore the way women’s opinions are minimised while the opinions of men are noticed and praised.
(There’s a reason women have started using the amplification method to get their ideas heard in the workplace. Men don’t hear us. The patriarchy has conditioned them to hear other men first. Most of the time they don’t even know it’s happening. And yet they’re constantly exercising an unconscious bias in favour of other men’s voices – the tone and the sound of those voices – and the opinions expressed by those favourable voices.)
In the domestic sphere, women who live with violent men know all too well the dangers of expressing an opinion that’s contrary to that of their male partner.
In the political sphere, men have made it very clear that they’re not comfortable with women operating in positions of power. ‘Bitch, shrill, hectoring, angry, aggressive’ are common labels we receive for expressing an opinion in that environment.
All of this results in one very specific and constant message being expressed repeatedly to all females; Your experience doesn’t matter. Your opinion is not important. Your ideas are irrelevant. There’ll be negative consequences if you choose to speak up.
Little wonder we choose to swallow our words rather than disagree with friends, colleagues, bosses, loved ones, strangers, and any number of services providers we encounter on a daily basis (be they hairdressers, doctors, shop assistants, or waiters).
The world is not a better place for hearing the voices, opinions and experiences of the few. In fact, it is far worse off.
It’s time to change all of that.
Here’s how we’re going to do that in this space; we’re going to start by removing the muzzles that society has placed over our mouths. We’re going to free ourselves of conditioned expectations. We’re going to see what’s possible then.
I really like that visibility has been approached from a much deeper, richer, intellectual perspective – the history of women and power which I really connect with and is very motivating… I am really re-thinking and trying to work differently, much more gently and in tune with my body… I feel so much better about being visible.
— Libby, Sydney, Australia
I love what you do, and you have without a doubt completely changed my life.
— Samantha, Sydney, Australia
Your thoughts on the worldwide problem of women and their oppression/lack of power/permission to be visible attracted me to your work. You are honest, spot on, and without gimmick. That’s so refreshing.
— Shalagh, Maryland, USA
I had the biggest clearing of my life on Monday. Sam you are a wonderful practitioner. You dealt with the cosmic and the pragmatic and the sublime and the (completely) ridiculous, without missing a beat. I am experiencing the world so differently now… and it’s a sweet place to live. So much gratitude. So much love.
— Belinda, Gold Coast, Australia
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