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Coming Out from Under the Fig Tree

me and teeI have been meditating on John 1:35-51 the last few days.  It is the account of Jesus calling his disciples to follow Him.  But I have noticed something for the first time. When Jesus calls his disciples to follow him, and they do, it is followed by some questions. Jesus’ answer is, “Come and see.”  When Philip finds Nathanael, and he asks him is anything good can come out of Nazareth, where Jesus is from, Philip replies, “Come and see.”  When Nathanael responds and encounters Jesus, He says to Nathanael, “Behold, an Israelite in whom there is no deceit.”  Nathanael asks Jesus how He knows him. He replies, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.”  Nathanael is amazed that Jesus “knew his true self,” then recognizes Jesus as the Messiah.

In other words, Jesus saw the true authentic identity in Nathanael—it was one of integrity, his true nature.  His highest and best self. Jesus validated that.  But it didn’t stop there.  He says in essence, “Do you believe in me because I saw who you really are—it’s not going to stop there, buddy.  You are going to see much more than this—“You are going to see greater things than these.  You will see HEAVEN OPEN and the ANGELS OF GOD ASCENDING AND DESCENDING upon the SON OF MAN.”

So often we think that in our search for significance that we have arrived when we have an understanding of who we are.  Isn’t that the essence of all self-help, self-discovery and self-development?  We think we have arrived when we connect with and express our authentic selves.  But, self-discovery is not the destination.  Once we have connected to ourselves and find our true identity, there is an invitation, a promise, that we will SEE HEAVEN OPEN.

When we come out from under the fig tree, that place of hiddenness, hiding, obscurity, isolation, the cocoon of transformation, we are called to behold God and His wonders in a whole new way.

I know that many people have been in a prolonged season of “being under the fig tree.”  God has seen your highest self there, while you have been parked, positioned in place of safety, reflection, re-tooling, and inward study, but I believe it is now a new season of “come and see.”  A time to step out from under the fig tree,” agree with God in who He says you are, and then “come and see,” behold HEAVEN OPEN TO YOU and behold the wonders of God.  It’s time to come out of hiding and out into the open heaven.

If you are feeling the beckoning of God to leave your fig tree and follow that unction of “come and see,” do it.  Who knows what OPEN HEAVE is awaiting you.

Upcoming Second Blossoming Life-Breakthrough Sessions

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Are you stuck? Have you been yearning for a new beginning but don’t know how to get there?Are you wondering how to find your life, your voice, and the fulfilling life you desire?

You are cordially invited to a special life-coach introductory training with Professional life-coach, Veronica Karaman on how to step out of the old and into the new to create a new you and a life you love. It’s your time now!

Two options:          Sunday, July 12 , 3-5:30 pm            Saturday, August 15, 9:30-12:00 pm          Virginia Beach

Discover:  3 Keys for stepping out of the old and into the new                                                 The number one mindset shift in getting unstuck and moving forward                                     How to start loving yourself first!

 You will step into a brand new inner freedom and direction for life as you learn to cultivate your inner garden and enjoy connecting at the heart level with other inspiring women.

“Veronica reminds us who we are as women and connects us to our warrior spirit.” Becky, NC

“Through The Second Blossoming I found the courage to dream again.”  Lynn C., Va. Beach

“Veronica’s coaching gave me great confidence to pursue and find my dream job.”  Kim D.

These sessions are limited to 25 women and will fill up quickly.  Register today to secure your spot. To Register, call 757-407-1907  or email: veronica@truechampioncoaching.com                $40 introductory fee.    Karaman True Champion Coaching,                                                           P.O. Box 65171, Virginia Beach, VA 23467      Directions to follow.

Send yourself a shot of love this Valentine’s Day!

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Tomorrow is Valentines Day.  While people are offering  expressions of love to “that special someone,” I notice that there is a dearth of one kind of expression of love in particular. That is, the freedom to love and honor yourself.  In my coaching of mid-life women, I find this strong trend of women who have learned how to master the art of serving, submitting, and surrendering — but have trouble dreaming and achieving and LOVING themselves.  I can tell that a woman has entered her SECOND BLOSSOMING when she has made the decision to put herself first, not in a self-centered way, but in a “I matter, too, way.”  I have helped everyone else in my family blossom, and now it’s time for me!

Problem is, a lot of women don’t know what they truly want.  I was in the dentist chair this week and noticed the above blossom on the screen. “That reminds me of my Second Blossoming program,” I commented to the dental assistant.  Her ears perked up.  What do you mean?” she inquired as her spirit came to full attention.

I explained, “The Second Blossoming is a season of a woman’s life where what she has been doing isn’t working anymore.  A season of her life is completed and she yearns to step out of the old and into the new but doesn’t know how.”  “That’s me!” she exclaimed. My children are out of the home.  I am secure in my job, but I am ready for something new.  I’m yearning to soar into something new and spend this next 20 years of my life fully alive and significant.”  “That’s the Second Blossoming!” I replied.

I then invited her to join a company of women who are also ready to soar but need some flight training–some coaching and encouragement to soar into full bloom.  If that is you, and you are in the Va. Beach area, please join me on:

Saturday, February 28th from 10 am to noon                                     at The Spine Group, 2416 Virginia Beach Blvd., Va. Beach, VA            Contact: veronica@truechampioncoaching.com to Register            Only $25                                                                                                     Send yourself a shot of love today!

 

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You are invited to the Va. Beach Ladies Connection!

Veronica and Dr. J.

Veronica and Dr. J.

Start the year off strong, focused, and with your life on target. Are you ready to step out of the old and into the new? Is it finally time to make a fresh start and pursue new dreams? Would you like to create your life by design and not by default?

Join Dr. J. for this special women’s “shot of empowerment” event with Veronica Karaman, Transformational Life Coach 

Discover and activate the 3 Mindset Shifts to be Fearless and Free

Enjoy the company of other women dedicated to personal growth. Win a chance at a private life-coaching session, a $200 value!

Tuesday, February 3rd    6:30-8:30 pm or Saturday, February 7th   10am-noon  

 You will also hear Veronica’s inspirational story of how she empowered her elderly mother to bust loose from a 6 month death sentence at 85 to blossom for 7 more years! 

Introductory Fee: $25           Make checks payable to: Dr. Tara Johansen

Call The Spine Group to register for the Fearless and FreeLadies Connection                             422-2000                                                                                                                                                Location:  The Spine Group, 2416 Virginia Beach Blvd.   Space Limited. For more info, email Dr. Johansen at  backdoc4u@aol.com

Join the NEW Inner Garden Club Coaching Program

The Inner Garden Club

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We are a community of spiritually intelligent women over 50 who are ready to blossom again by claiming or reclaiming our own power and by tending to one another’s souls. Our aim is to be strong and in full bloom in every season of our lives as we grow in harmony with the Master Gardener and His design.  The Inner Garden Club is an emotionally safe mentoring environment for women to open up our hearts, share our stories, find comfort, and awaken to new possibilities with joy.

See My Garden Grow

A 5 session group coaching intensive focusing on the foundations of personal growth and developing authentic relationships through coaching conversations.

This is for the woman who: *Wants to explore personal growth and learn the relational dynamics of developing and enjoying rich relationships with herself and others. Continue reading

The Bloom Trophy

rose trophyI love trophies. As symbols of accomplishment, I have enjoyed collecting, preserving, and letting go of my golf trophies over the years.  It has been interesting for me to see how people value, display, and even define the meaning behind their trophies.

The other day I was watching a television show that highlighted Arnold Palmer. They showed his office with every trophy and award he has ever won filling his walls like well-worn wallpaper.  He had a case off all his golf balls of the championships he won.  Each time he would win a major, he would create another empty space in anticipation for his next championship ball to find a home.  What a great mindset. Continue reading

The Inner Garden Club – Coaching Program

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The Inner Garden Club:  We are a community of spiritually intelligent women over 50 who are ready to blossom again by claiming or reclaiming our own power and by tending to one another’s souls.  Our aim is to be strong and in full bloom in every season of our lives as we grow in harmony with the Master Gardener and His design.  The Inner Garden Club is an emotionally safe mentoring environment for women to open up our hearts, share our stories, find comfort, and awaken to new possibilities with joy.

See My Garden Grow: A 6 week group coaching intensive focusing on the foundations of personal growth and developing authentic relationships through coaching conversations. This is for the woman who:   *Wants to explore personal growth and learn the relational dynamics of developing and enjoying rich relationships with herself and others.   *Wants to learn how to look within without being afraid to embark upon the journey of self-discovery, to love and honor who she is as she awakens to her identity in this present season.                                                                                                                                                            *Feels like she has slippe