Ever wonder about this Kary Oberbrunner guy?
I first met him online in a chatroom…No–wait! Kidding! I first met him online at one of the free webinars he hosted:
My expectations were low. Full disclosure: I watch a lot of free webinars. I am never motivated to buy anything at the end of them. Anyway, the information that I got was so interesting and so in alignment with what I already knew and was currently doing (or trying to do), that I had to find out more about what this guy was teaching. Also, I had to find out more about this guy in general.
So I did what women everywhere have been doing since the beginning of time when they needed to find out more about a guy:
I googled him.
Not one bad thing. Not one. On the entire internet.
This led to me becoming part of the Igniting Souls Tribe, which led to me going to the Igniting Souls Conference this year.
This was a much bigger deal for me.
I was taking big risks to go to this conference!
- I hadn’t flown alone since 1990 and had never changed planes before to get anywhere. If changing planes was required, it was a deal-breaker.
- I would be leaving my daughter alone for a few days, and she didn’t want that.
- Who would feed the chickens while I was away?
- How would I get to the hotel from the airport?
- What if I got stranded there? (I did, actually)
Yep; I was feeling the fear (nod to Susan Jeffers)
In the end, though, I did the thing I thought I could not do! (Nod to Eleanor Roosevelt)
I packed up all my fears and I went to Ohio. Alone. On the plane–two planes. No, four, counting the fights home!
In the morning before the first session of the conference started, I heard a song playing over the speakers. I could feel it inside me. This wasn’t just any song.
This was one of my favorite songs in the world:
Translation: Time to Say Goodbye. And I realized that I had done exactly that. By making this trip, I said ‘Goodbye’ to my fears and ‘Hello’ to my faith and confidence in myself. When I heard this song playing, I knew I was exactly where I was supposed to be, doing exactly what I was supposed to do.
So, who is this Kary guy? He’s the guy who you can’t find anyone to say anything bad about. And at the Igniting Souls Conference, there were hundreds of people saying only good things. About him. About each other. It was one of the best gatherings that I have ever been part of. Ever.
Thank you, Kary, and thank you to all the amazing members of this tribe, in which I am blessed to be included.
I am leaving you with this, my favorite version of Con Te Partiro, which Andrea Bocelli sings with Sarah Brightman. I hope you feel it, too.
Here is a slideshow of some moments from my trip and #IgnitingSoulsConference17