I am Ben Clarke. 100% human and 100% divine. Just like you.
Six years ago I was on the verge of bankruptcy, was addicted to escaping my reality by any means possible and was suicidal.
Basically, through a series of events, I lost everything.
My business, my home, my car, hundreds of thousands of dollars, my friends, my girlfriend at the time, and my physical and mental health suffered greatly.
I was left with severe anxiety and depression and as a result I couldn’t even leave the house without having an anxiety attack. I remember it got so bad that I couldn’t work and I was living on welfare payments to survive.
At my lowest, I remember having anxiety attacks when the phone rang.
At my lowest, I remember escaping my reality through drugs and alcohol for 3 to 4 days at a time.
At my lowest, I looked in the mirror and absolutely hated the person looking back at me.
THE DAY EVERYTHING CHANGED
One day, I decided enough was enough. I committed to a process of healing and unlearning. I realised that I had to change my inner world for my outer world to ever change.
There is only so much a book can teach us. It’s a great place to start but to completely surrender to the moment and experience things first hand is really where the magic happens.
This journey guided me to study Psychology, NLP, Hypnotherapy, Time Line Therapy, Energy Healing, Yoga and Ayurveda to gain a better understanding of how to cultivate a true sense of inner wellbeing.
One of the most profound learnings, however, was an experience I had while I was living in an ashram in India.
I have never in my life felt such a sense of calm and clarity as I did in this moment.
I vividly remember an experience while on a trip at a temple that truly changed my understanding of life forever.
I realised life is truly about following that which brings joy and fulfilment and then sharing that with others.
From that day I have committed to this path regardless of what people think or how it is perceived.
No longer am I carrying the weight of my own unrealistic expectations or trying to quantify my progress as a measure of success or failure.
RECONNECT AND REVEAL YOUR MOST EMPOWERED SELF
Is finally time to let go, step up and become empowered?
Life isn’t about being busy. It’s just about “being”. By creating more space, I can become more empty. By becoming more empty, I can let something beautiful work through me. By surrendering to this beauty, more beauty is revealed. I remember that day like it was yesterday because a part of me died that day and something so much more beautiful awoke within me. I believe I am just dipping my toes into the infinite possibilities of this connection to source. All I know is when I am close to it, life is beautiful and everything is truly as it should be. This is a journey I am still exploring but though the journey home is challenging at times, it is undeniably a beautiful one. A journey of the Self, through the Self, to the Self. It is through my personal journey, studies and experiences that Empowered Academy was born with one simple mission. Empowering you to empower others.
Our mission is to empower you to empower others.
Myself, my partner, Anna, and the team at Empowered Academy facilitate courses., events and retreats to assist individuals find their passion and make it their purpose.
To help individuals let go of their limitations and step into their highest potentiality in the service of others.
Through awareness, alignment and embodiment, we assist individuals to become their most Empowered Self so they can share their gifts with others. We are here to empower you to empower others.