Here is my original story of MIRADOR as it came into being while I was living in Niger, West Africa between 2007-2010.
Out of the vast darkness came a glimmer of hope, a tiny light reflection dancing over the surface of the muddy water. The mud itself had served its purpose. Many layers of confusion, inner struggles, and unfulfilled desires have tossed and turned against the ever undulating spirals of purifying water until a miracle occurred: a wish for death to the old self and a desire for rebirth into the sunlight. With this, a lotus bud was born into the world at sunrise. It did not know itself fully until, one by one, each petal started to open up unto the brilliant light of the sun, the source of life itself. And then, embracing its own magnificence was all there was to do. The seven petals of this exquisite lotus flower are drawn and represented as seven powerful dimensions working together in an integrated way within the M.I.R.A.D.O.R coaching model and process. The visual diagrams contain different colors for each petal as to remind us that all colors are present within white sunlight energy and also to indicate the presence of those intangible aspects of inner transformation that are ever turning the wheels into motion beneath the external mechanisms of our life journey. Although shaped as a lotus flower, this model contains within its seedcase the imprint of a visionary journey meant to take us from the our present identity template into an empowering adventure that would eventually lead us through inner portals of self-mastery to reach the final destination of our true Self identity: a blissful state of Being. Due to its foundation in cultivating daily life awareness, change and movement occur in natural ways within this free flowing coaching process itself and within the long term coaching journey. Each of the seven dimensions of this model complement each other according to the everyone's needs and levels of inner transformation and fulfillment. You find yourself in the center of the lotus flower as part of the seedcase, as co-creator of the visionary journey which leads you to your own meaning of a truly fulfilled life. ('LE MIRADOR' also means ‘watchtower’ in French)
The MIRADOR Method/Coaching Model serves as an Embodiment TOOLBOX and these Seven Gateways to Your Inner Being can take you on a breathtaking journey of Self-Love.
Mindfulness with motivation
Re-Emergence with integration
Detachment with compassion
Rebirth with celebration
'What is your original face before your mother and father were born?' (zen koan) Let us take a MIRADOR journey and find out together...