Authentic
Greatness I

Authentic Greatness is an intense immersion designed with only one thing in mind: to bring out the highest and deepest, the absolute best in you, so you can live your life with meaning, passion and purpose – the way you were always ultimately destined to live it. This 8-day retreat shows you how to experience your natural genius on a daily basis. Imagine waking up every day fulfilled, satisfied and living with real purpose.

Prerequisite: No Ego

Uncover your infinite potential and reveal your innate genius

We are all born with greatness, a genius capacity that knows itself as infinite potential. Due to life’s traumas, hardships and negative conditioning, we bury that greatness deep inside – we cover it over so completely that we can no longer access it, or we even forget about it completely! This 8-day day retreat shows you how to experience your natural genius on a daily basis.

8-day retreat with Kevin Billett

Give yourself the gift of a life lived in freedom and authenticity – and share it with others

If you are longing to live life as a true expression of your infinite potential, join us at Authentic Greatness I where we will:
  • clear every block we can find that keeps us small
  • heal every bit of negative conditioning that restrains us or keeps us locked in fear, self-diminishment or pretense
  • examine and clear the very specific patterns that cause us to knee-jerk react to life, that trigger us into habitually repeating past mistakes and compromise the soul’s innate largeness

Become a shining example of conscious transformation with loved ones, friends, colleagues and clients
Set yourself free to truly soar as a complete expression of creativity, inspiration and wholeness

At Authentic Greatness 1, we will:

  • Discover how and why we have been playing small, or faking largeness, and learn organic ways to step into our own ego-free greatness
  • Uncover and change our deepest negative beliefs about who we are, what we are and why we are here
  • Pull the rug on our victim, blame and defense games, let go of painful reactions and learn how to respond openly and positively to life
  • Handle crises and traumas with openness, trust and effectiveness
  • Debunk our tendency to play painful and counterproductive games of control, compliance and resistance in life
  • Align our deepest values with our purpose and our vision

What graduates of the Authentic Greatness retreat say:

You Can Take Back Control of Your Life

I was called to the Journey by my need to heal the gaping sores and exhaustion from a series of failed personal and business relationships. Surviving, but wounded, I was in dire need. My life was stuck on one unending plateau of drudgery, caught in a glass cage, chained to a treadmill. I did not know what the walls were made of, where the chains were tied. I just knew they were there.

I read dozens of books, attended multiple seminars, hired many personal coaches, studied many religious and spiritual approaches and still came away without an answer. Then I read Brandon Bays “The Journey”. My excuse for studying with the Journey was my desire to learn how to heal the mind part of the body-mind healing equation. My training as a Chiropractor was about healing the body. I thought the Journey training would teach me the tools to help the other half of the equation.

Little did I understand that the training would shatter my glass cage, sever the chains and make me a better doctor. And I lost weight too!

Learning the Journey process is to body-mind healing what learning to use tools is to a carpenter. Once schooled and skilled with a hammer, saw and a level a carpenter is free to build as he chooses. Once trained with the Journey processes you are free to open your life as deeply and completely as you choose. And freedom can be yours.

Central to the Journey process is the most powerful of all human abilities, forgiveness. The Journey is the only system that I have encountered that teaches the way to accomplish complete forgiveness elegantly and simply. And with forgiveness comes true humility and peace. It does not matter what your issue is, Journey processes, simple and elegant as they are, can restore your freedom and joy. They give you the power to open up, relax and receive the events of your life as non-threatening and non-destructive. You can take back control of your life.

The Journey is not about a pattern to follow, a guru to imitate, or a box in which you have to fit. These teachings are neither mysterious nor magical. Brandon Bays has clearly and fully described them in her beautiful book, The Journey.

Independent? Do-it-yourselfer? Find the book, now in paperback, and teach yourself the techniques of the Journey Process. Do you enjoy the seminar setting? If you are like me, and you crave the opportunity to train with an experienced teacher, then attend a Journey Intensive weekend. The basic skills can be learned and nurtured in one weekend. Once understood you can use these skills anywhere, anytime. Once learned these tools are yours to treasure, master and carry with you for the rest of your life.

Linda Ehlers , Accredited Journey Practitioner Palos Hills, Illinois

I Have Come Away from Freedom from the Ego With So Many Gifts

I was very impressed with the entire week. The content of the (Freedom from the Ego) program and the way in which it was presented was phenomenal. I was deeply moved by the amount thought and effort that is put into teaching this program in a way that is not only so hugely transformational but also very entertaining. I had so much fun…what a blessing, esp as none of us knew what to expect ….and some of us were expecting the worst! 

Who knew that going so deep and experiencing such transformation could also be experienced side by side with humor, lightheartedness and fun? I have thrown away the false belief that this has to be hard work.

From the first day the powerful potential of this program was evident, and the energy in the room created such a cradle of love and support that I truly found it quite effortless to open and engage in every exercise fully. Even those rare few moments when I found relating to a particular Ego fixation a little difficult I would quickly find myself receiving a profound insight from within, sometimes at the last moment, which then assisted me in opening even further and gaining valuable insight into my behaviors and motivations behind them.

While I have known for a very long time that fear was running my programming I never understood what the drive was. What relief to now know and at the same time to be able to let go of the need to understand any specifics as to “why”. I would never have believed that identifying with a particular Ego fixation could lead to such freedom. As I watch my mind trying to embellish and glorify the association with the fixation (by replaying aspects the of the week) I can now make the choice from Truth as to what it is I really want to Be…a 6 fixation or Truth effortlessly freeing itself from such a false identity. The answer is more than obvious 

At the same time I feel a sense of compassion for myself ( and others) that was not present before. I have so resisted the “mind type” label. I have felt so trapped and controlled by my thoughts and the power that my false mind has had over me that the idea of embracing Mind seemed incomprehensible and terrifying. Then Brandon’s description of “Pure Awareness” touched my heart and drew me into it’s embrace. I began to feel a desire to live more deeply and expansively in this place of Pure Awareness that I have often had brief experiences of but resisted and refused to validate. I found myself feeling a deep desire to open myself completely up to being “Pure Awareness” and actually felt a sense of hope and excitement rising up from within…it was as if someone had called my name from Truth and I could finally recognize and embrace myself for the first time in my life…giving myself permission to drop all resistance and live from this place that I have so long denied.

When were done I called home and left a message for my family. I told them how happy I was, how enjoyable the week had been and that I loved them…I repeated that twice, “I LOVE you” because it felt so good to say it and to actually feel it. I do not remember ever feeling those words inside of me when I have said them. I am so truly grateful.

Thank you all again for the profound love and caring that you express so beautifully to everyone of us and the cradle of support that you create just by your presence. Never in my life had I felt so loved and so safe as I felt this past week. I truly believe that the loving and safe space that you created is what allowed me to really open and experience such profound shifts, awarenesses and the deep, and much longed for, awakening of my Spirit.

I have come away from Freedom from the Ego with so many gifts. I have never felt as blessed in my life as I do in this moment.

I love all of you deeply. Thank you so very,very much.

Joane

I Have Self Confidence for the First Time in My Life

I searched this whole lifetime for who I am, for the definition of my beliefs, for the direction of my life. I traveled to India and back again. I meditated…not successfully. I searched for spiritual and emotional soundness, always under a pall of depression. I was considered a spiritual teacher by some and knew it was a lie. I’ve a masters in psych and Multiple certifications in life coaching and NLP. Yet as much as I wanted to serve and help, I could not bring myself to work with people. There was not a degree that would lessen the fear that I was not enough for them. (I wasn’t. I didn’t realize it wasn’t about me.) The further I searched the more discouraged I became with tremendous feelings of failure, of being Lost and mostly of grief for not being who I knew I could be.

The process of experiencing and living the Journey has given me life. On the other side of the Practitioner program I have found peace and appreciation for who I am and where I am. I have self confidence for the first time in my life. The Journey has allowed me to choose how to define myself in this life and to be that. How powerful that has been for me. I am no longer trying but doing. I am no longer searching but living. And I look forward to each day’s growth with the knowing that this only gets better.

I once heard that “Your life is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift to God”. The Journey has allowed me to offer that gift with inner knowing, strength, choice and meaning. Life is good.

Vicki Lichtman, Florida