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“BE-com-ing Authentically Me”, by Birgitta Visser
A new book, “BE-com-ing Authentically Me,” offers readers a chance to make a unique New Year's resolution: Be true to yourself. And its author, Birgitta Visser, says it could be the key to your success. Visser is a Soul Empowerment Coach. But what does that mean, exactly?
As a Soul Empowerment Coach, she aims to align the inner spiritual essence of life with the outer life. In Visser’s case, her outer life has seen difficult days and she’s often grappled with a turbulent journey, which served as a steep learning curve. Visser first made headlines as a model and was linked with celebs like Johnny Depp, Liam Gallagher of Oasis, and others. But this looker had other plans besides showing off her pretty face. Most notably, she’s written a book that has turned heads.
Visser has multiple intelligences besides having been a successful model. The relocated European has been a bartender, promo girl, dog walker, healer, web designer, created her own organic soap line, designed jewelry, taught holistic workshops, and worked many jobs in the corporate world. Being a nomad and a seeker, Visser travelled the globe extensively, leaving an indelible impression on all those she met, while making a home wherever she roamed.
In her recent book, “BE-com-ing Authentically Me,” the Dutch-born former model hopes that by sharing her many life experiences she may provide a guiding light to those who've had their own challenges in life. As she states emphatically, “I keep telling anyone who'll listen, the most important ingredient to success is to always be you, not what the world wants you to be. Life is really about being your authentic self, and not being led by the opinions and the judgement of others. Society conditions us and labels us that we are supposed to be a certain type of person. I’m here to tell you, you can be the person you want to be despite what society might be telling you. It doesn’t matter what people think of you or if they even understand you. It matters what you think of you. It matters that you understand you.”
Writing “BE-com-ing Authentically Me,” reinvigorated Visser, driving her to help others. So motivated, she declares, “We’re in this dot com world and people don’t even understand what ‘dot-com’ means. Believe it or not, 'dot com' is actually derived from Latin, meaning ‘being together.’ The idea of ‘being’ in turn leads back to becoming the person you truly are. It’s not easy for most of us to be true to ourselves. But I’m hoping I can inspire people to take a breath and re-examine the person they are, and give them the tools to become the person they want to be.”
For Visser, she has transformed her own life experiences — being abused, both as a child and as an adult — into becoming a better version of herself. And rather than let that painful history destroy her life, she wrote “BE-com-ing Authentically Me” to help educate people on how to deal with life's traumas. As the statuesque brunette notes, “My book has touched so many people from all walks of life and many of them have reached out to me. I hope my book helps people. There’s no better feeling when you're able to give inspiration and guidance to someone and it actually helps them improve their lives. And it all begins with loving yourself. Your ‘authentic’ self. Then you need to live life to the fullest and not just “exist. And you need to live NOW.”
The name for her spiritual outlook — Power Soul Healing — was given to her back in 2010. As she explains, “The wording speaks for itself as it is the art of healing and empowering your own soul back to the grid of remembrance of who you most authentically are. It is about taking back your I AM Power and unbecoming and BE-com-ing through the experiences slung your way. We are all Sparks of Divine Consciousness, co- creating in the experiment of the human embodiment, so Power the I AM as much as harnessing the I AM Power of your beautiful Soul into healing yourself. Life is like the sound of music. You've got to dance before the music stops."
She adds, “What could be more beautiful than expanding your awareness and living a life of bliss?”
“BE-com-ing Authentically Me” is available on Amazon
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