Explore the Realm of Self


This is about your ‘essence’, the unique beingness of you, how you’re built, how you operate, your traits, your sense of self, and your evolution. And it goes deeper than that. It also focuses on what you are not, but may think you are…your behavior, your thoughts, your emotions, the roles you play, the titles you take and the labels you use to define and then defend yourself.


When we think we are all of those things, they have a power over us. When or if they are challenged, we take it personally. The Realm of Self, helps you get back to the experience of your elemental nature, as if you were an element on the periodic table, with distinct properties. It helps you regain the sense of what fits you, instead of you seeking where you fit.

Key things to learn in this Realm: 


The Realm of Self also recognizes that there is only 1 of you. Over the entire course of history, over the entire globe, only 1 has been created. It is the single thing you can have that no one else can. The Presence of You. It’s irreplaceable.

While the skills you have mastered, the information you have acquired, your ‘experience’ can be replicated by others; you, yourself, the energetic presence of your Being is irreplaceable.

Living from this recognition can free you from being a prisoner to personal hungers such as needing to prove your worth or value, needing to feel special/ be liked/ or be impressive. And especially, needing to be accepted.

Obstacles to watch out for: 

The Adventure in the Realm of Self is not always easy but is always beneficial. It challenges us to live in the distinction between uniqueness and being special. Uniqueness can never be taken away from you but the feeling of being special comes and goes depending on circumstance.

Self-Mastery in this Realm helps you eliminate many of the causes of friction that slow you down or impede you. Instead of trying to be ‘someone else’, you get to be you and see what fits that.

Sage of the Realm: Michael Stratford

For the past 30 years, my calling in my personal life has been multiplying participation, which is SEA coaching culture. I started a few movements in the US, Korea, and China and wrote 12 books. From university professors, CEO to Master Certified Coach from ICF and IAC, I enjoy learning to inspire humanity to live according to true self intention. 

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