From Bush Pilot to Unlocking Creative Genius


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Hold on to your seats for the wild adventure of Lyn Lasneski as she flies through breakthroughs quite literally, which led to unlocking creative genius. “Big corporations agree: there is a genuine “Creativity Crisis” on the planet. Lyn believes, “Genius is not rare, just rarely taught!” The world is in desperate need of solutions and innovations that can be met only by those who believe and receive the truth of their own personal genius.

The extraordinary story of an ordinary woman who said yes to Jesus.

 
 
 
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Does a Coach Counsel?

By Claudia Klann, CPLC

Here’s a recent blog I shared with the Bethel Church coaches.

Coaches want to help people! By nature, we are teachers, counselors, motivators, and encouragers, who desire that the people we influence reach their dreams and live a fulfilled life. As Kingdom coaches, we’re motivated by Christ to become, and help others become, who God designed has us to be. 

Coaches don’t give advice, right? We only ask questions to get the client to think beyond what’s right in front of them. The training to become a coach focuses so heavily on questioning and listening to get the client to overcome their obstacles that it felt illegal to offer advice or counsel. But is it?

One of the ICF (International Coach Federation) Core Competencies is Direct Communication. Here is the description directly from ICF:The Ability to communicate effectively during coaching sessions, and to use language that has the greatest positive impact on the client:

  1. Is clear, articulate and direct in sharing and providing feedback.
  2. Reframes and articulates to help the client understand from another perspective what he/she wants or is uncertain about.
  3. Clearly states coaching objectives, meeting agenda, and purpose of techniques or exercises.
  4. Uses language appropriate and respectful to the client (e.g., non-sexist, non-racist, non-technical, non-jargon).
  5. Uses metaphor and analogy to help to illustrate a point or paint a verbal picture.”

But we are Kingdom Coaches who God uses as one way to bring the Kingdom of Heaven to Earth. We’re different from secular coaches but still working within the framework of the coaching profession. 

So what does direct communication look like for us? 

I think it looks like observing and connecting the dots in our client’s story to give them a different perspective to reframe his or her thinking which empower their actions. Ask permission first to share what you observe. Offer another way to evaluate at their situation. Seek Heaven’s perspective. I often create the scene of my client standing with Jesus in Heaven looking over their lives to ask Him about His perspective. Ask Jesus direct questions. Let Jesus tell them what to do or what needs changing. Discover together the bible characters who have faced with similar challenges to discover how they handled it. Invent a story to illustrate possibilities.

Does direct communication mean we tell our client what to do? Technically, no, although there have been times when I’ve had a client get stuck and just can’t come up with the thought or idea to move past the obstacle. In those times, I offer up a suggestion to get them thinking creatively. I don’t tell them what to do, but I might suggest, “What if …?” Sometimes it only takes a simple idea to create the permission and expectation to think differently.

What if your client begs, “Please, tell me what to do?” This does happen, so in those times I usually have them ask Jesus. During those quick encounters with the ONE who loves them deeply, they almost always receive what they need to hear. 

While coaching differs from counseling, it’s not Kingdom to stick to a secular coaching script and ignore the needs of our client. We must take our lead from, Holy Spirit. Join with Him in the three-way dance to lead your client to become the person God created them to be. 

The Power of Prophetic Art

The Power of Prophetic Art

Throughout history, art has literally changed the world. Have you ever seen a photo of the “Creation of Adam” by Michelangelo in the Vatican or the ancient Byzantine mosaic of the Christ Pantocrator? As a child at the New York World’s Fair, I got to walk by Michelangelo’s Pieta – it was a moving experience I can still visualize.

Early Christian art told Bible stories and reinforced the Apostles Creed which is still cherished today. My mother kept a huge, ornate, gold leather Catholic Bible filled with full-color photographs of Vatican art on the coffee table. For years as I was growing up, I spent hours looking at the photographs of paintings, exploring with curious eyes what the imagery was saying. I’m sure that’s how the Lord lured me into the relationship with Him. Little did I know that nearly 60 years later, that same attraction would lure me into painting.

What does this have to do with you?

YOU can impact the world through Prophetic Art!

True Prophetic Art comes from intimacy spent with the Creator. It is the overflow expression of His love for you and your love for Him. Holy Spirit inspiration and impartation partnered with your imagination release powerful experiences not only for you but for those who view, (taste, feel, or wear) your creations.

The power of co-creating with the Creator imparts a fragrance and color that literally changes atmospheres. Do you have strife in your home? Hang a powerfully anointed painting and watch as the tensions cease. Is there disharmony among your coworkers? Serving anointed cupcakes will invite unity and harmony to return to your workplace.

Prophetic art has the power to change lives, change families, change cities and change nations. I have the privilege of having one of my intercessory paintings on display in the US Senate Chaplain’s Office. The power of the influence from this small painting is impacting Washington D.C. The Lord knew the disharmony in the Capitol and He arranged for a small painting to be inconspicuously hung to release His intercession over America.

At our church, many people have literally been healed from torment and disease simply by viewing prophetic paintings. We place a high value on prophetic art because there are hundreds of testimonies from impacted, restored, and changed recipients.

What if you’re not an artist? Since we are made in His image and He is the creator, then I propose that you are creative too. What are you passionate about? Creativity isn’t limited to painting or sculpting. Do you love to sew? Thread the needle with Holy Spirit next time you start up the machine and practice co-creating with Him. Ask Him which fabric to use and what it means to Him and who is it for? Do you love to bake? I’ve tasted some pretty anointed cupcakes that definitely released joy and happiness! Cake decorating is an art form that can infiltrate places that a sermon could never go.

Recently I painted “Kingdom Glory Falls,” another intercessory painting. The original sold quickly but a young single mother of three wanted a copy to hang in her office. Her work environment was dark and difficult. By displaying my painting, she took a deliberate step to change the atmosphere by releasing the Glory of the Lord and remind herself of His love and provision for her.

I’ve seen simple, child-like, 5-minute sketches bring people to tears as the Lord uses it to touch their heart by proving that He knows them and hears them. Contrarily, I’ve seen masterpieces without anointing be passed over for the lessor work which held the intimacy of time spent with Jesus.

Personally, I’m driven to quickly and continuously grow my painting skills. You could say I’m in a hurry to play catch up since I never did any form of art before, or so I thought. Once I began to paint, I surveyed my life and found dozens of both failed and successful attempts to release my creative passions that included cooking, soap making, knitting, crocheting, and gardening.

So do a little exploring to find the ways you’re already expressing your creative passion and give yourself permission to explore new techniques, forms, and methods. You never know who’s life you will be forever impacting. And if you need some help, coaching might help you unlock the limiting beliefs holding you back. Visit www.claudiaklann.com.

Blessings on your creative journey! Claudia Klann, CPLC and Prophetic Artist