As a huge supporter of collaborative co-creative projects, I eagerly jumped at the opportunity to support a fabulous community of co-authors who have masterfully combined forces in a wonderful book called Pearls of Wisdom: Thirty Inspirational Ideas to Live Your Best Life Now! This freshly published book includes the self-discovery, personal development wisdom of such notables as Jack Canfield, Marci Shimoff, Janet Bray Attwood, Chris Attwood, and 28 other visionary voices. It’s definitely worth a read, as the spring blossoms and you’re looking for the ideal book to inspire a kick-start into living your best life.
My joy today is introducing you to the sparkling, straight-talking Chantal Herman, the author of the chapter titled Pardon Me – Authentic Forgiveness. What a juicy title! In her writing, Chantal talks about how any situation where blame exists, forgiveness can follow. Chantal believes blame can be made zero by realizing that Life is flow and change. Everything that comes up that seems to be against you is actually a gift to be celebrated – showing you where you are atrophying in your own identity, your own judgements, etc., all stopping you from being your natural self.
Chantal touches so beautifully on the negative self-talk that we each engage at times, and the damage it does as our inner bully. She encourages the compassion of forgiving ourselves ‘for allowing yourself to become a victim.’ Forgiveness then opens us to wholeness – the ultimate freedom!
Thrilled to learn about Chantal’s journey with ‘Pearls of Wisdom,’ let’s get our interview started…
How did you get into this collection of inspiration with folks like Jack Canfield?
I am an Ambassador of Change through the Movement of Change started by Robert Evans, Rick Beneteau and Julian Kalmar. I published a mini-book called ‘It IS all about you’ – Know your Power, Drop your Obstacles and Step into the Life you want – Now.” Through this collective and late last year Robert, through his connection with Randy Davila of Hampton Publishing gave all the authors a chance to pitch for a chapter in Pearls of Wisdom, and here I am!
I think it is unique because it is a collection of 30 different energies – all pointing in the same direction. We know that no one holds a monopoly on Truth so it’s a celebration of different points of view with the aim to inspire. As a seeker, having thirty influences in one place, means you can quickly pick up or discard a pearl depending on what rings true for you and continue the journey with a whole bunch of new companions.
What kind of wisdom do you have to offer the reader?
I consider myself to be a Consciousness Facilitator. It started with my work as a BodyTalk Practitioner in 2004 and the Advaitic philosophy and work with Esther Veltheim and her ‘Breakthrough System’. I am an intuitive energy-shifter and story-weaver, able to take people’s story of pain and show them the wholeness they’ve believed they had lost for so long, but was there all the time. I coach people wanting to transition from their ‘greyness’ into work they adore that inspires and Rocks the Universe! And I work with individuals and businesses that have tried everything and want to work differently to inspire themselves, each other and the people they serve.
My ‘wisdom’ revolves around embodying paradox. You are everything and no label is big enough to explain you or the Universe. So quit trying. Let go and step into that room you’ve been searching for and yet have been living in, all your life.
Most people know about Jack Canfield from the Chicken Soup books and Marci Shimoff from her Happy book … How would you like your readers to think of you? What is your “signature niche”?
I wish to be seen as a ‘Drop the sh*t, Choose Joy and Rock this Universe’ world-change inspiration. My signature is ‘bare-bones straight-talk spirituality’. I don’t talk ‘angels,’ ‘chakras,’ ‘auras,’ or ‘messages.’ It’s just you and your relationship with where you wish to be. I facilitate you getting (t)here.
What is your most central and compelling “pearl of wisdom”?
You are not broken. You are not ‘wrong.’ You have never been separate from what you’ve been searching for – ever. And the keys to experiencing this ‘place’ lie in gratitude and forgiveness.
Got to LOVE a gal who Rocks The Universe! A huge heart-felt thank you to Chantal for sharing her pearls of wisdom with this community and the broader world.
More deets about Chantal Herman:
Chantal Herman is a performer, author, speaker and Consciousness Facilitator specialising in helping people step bravely into being the sole leader of their life – to change the world. She completed her first book as a pioneer (Ambassador of Change) with The Messenger Mini-book program and 10 Million Clicks for Peace, which aims to spread a message of Peace to the world through ‘pass along’ books, inspiring 1000 authors in the process. The book is entitled ‘It IS all about you ~ Know your Power, Drop your Obstacles and Step into the Life you want – Now.’ Her mini-book is fast-becoming a favourite - inspiring many around the world and is soon to be an expanded book and workbook.
Trained as a musical theatre performer, Chantal has toured South Africa and the eastern world with international productions loving transforming audiences through entertainment and connection with magic. She has been seen on TV in various shows and also creative-directed family and children’s entertainment for TV. She has also worked in the marketing and advertising.
Chantal was a certified workshop facilitator of ‘The Path’, a mission and vision workshop based on the work of Laura Beth Jones, author of The Path. She studied ‘BodyTalk’ an energy medicine systempioneered by USA-based Dr. John Veltheim, seeking to empower people through awareness, to facilitate their own healing. She has given numerous talks on the subject and achieved advanced status as a practitioner of the BodyTalk System and Parama BodyTalk.
Chantal was a facilitator of the ‘Breakthrough System’ based in Advaitic philosophy – a method to help drop false identities and beliefs in search of the authentic self.
Her greatest work right now is introducing people to Consciousness through the Involutions Series of processes, intensives and coaching which she has created. She has a remarkable gift of simplifying and infusing with laughter, the concept and process of becoming Conscious and provides deceptively easy and fun tools to create and live in awareness every day. She inspires World-changers (like You) to step confidently into the life they wish to create. One-stop Life overhauls for people on-the-move.