Well the dust has quite literally settled after we all returned from the CoreTruth Africa Adventure. To be able to put into words the experiences had by all would be impossible and reductive but suffice to say that each participant was taken beyond their perception of who they are and what they thought possible for them.
I am blessed to have been accompanied by such open-minded and hearted individuals who came along to the adventure WITHOUT knowing what we were going to do in advance! and showed themselves the power of immersing themselves into the unknown.
We were shown the magic of several different sides of Africa from the Townships of Capetown and Johannesburg to the splendour of the Garden Route and the spaciousness of the skies, sunsets and horizons. We were blown away by the magnificence of the big five game in Kruger National Park, Lions, Leopards,Buffalo, Elephant and Black Rhino and the expansiveness of Blyde River Canyon and God’s Window.
My intention for the retreat, which was to allow a full immersion into the polarity that South Africa offers, was realised. Each person in their own way getting to expand their sense of self and deepen their connection to the present moment. I take my hat off to the places deep within each of them that were explored and deepened. And I CAN”T WAIT to hold the next one with more gorgeous souls committed to self-mastery and conscious leadership. STAY TUNED!!
Here are a couple of words from my existing clients that give you an insight into the possibilities of working with me in my Coaching Partner Program.
“My experience of Africa was an intense, humbling journey of the senses, particularly in relation to human and animal energies, and awe-inspiring landscapes. It has led to a greater of acceptance of the way things are in this moment, and ultimately a deeper acceptance of myself and my unique journey through life.” DY
“For me Africa was an opportunity to show that, amidst the busy stories of my life, I was able to take time for myself, which showed me that everything is possible without leading to chaos and hardship. Consequently, I feel a greater sense of freedom than I have before. With relation to my process, I am understanding more clearly where the power lies in my choices, whether my choice to do this or that comes from pure love and clarity or from guilt, shame, cloudiness and old paradigm.” NPDC
“Before coming to the retreat, I was feeling anxious about where I was at in my life and was sitting with a lot of feelings of separateness, not belonging and not feeling loved. Feeling very alone.
While being on the retreat with David, I really confronted these and really gave them the opportunity to feel and move through me to allow that deep connection of who I really am to be felt. The release of energy, opening of the heart, the freedom felt in saying what I feel to say and experiencing the presence that I’ve been able to maintain in my life has been life changing.
The space that David holds for the group, they way he lives what he shares and the fun, light playfulness he brings is inspiring and amazing to be experienced.” PH
*My most heartfelt thanks go to Lesley O’Donnell for her amazing ability to capture most of these awesome photographs. You truly chose to be of service to us all and I know I speak on behalf of all who went, that we are appreciative of the time and effort and joy you brought to the task! xxx
Your head will never understand or be able to rationalise why doing what you truly love will align you with flow and bring you exactly what you require.
Today I have had sessions with clients who have shown themselves by putting themselves out there and choosing the more audacious choice that was in front of them. None of them, in the moment, could make sense of why their gut feeling was telling them to take such an edgy more but most importantly, they went ahead. I supported them with their challenge and all the headstuff that came up and reminded them that this discomfort is part of the deal when it comes to following your intuition, your feeling.
The commonality I noticed today across them all was simply how alive and free and energetically ATTRACTIVE they were. Their physical bodies reflecting this in their skin, how they spoke and their general way of being.
So I wonder how this can be speaking to you?
What feeling are you sitting on and not following up on because you are feeling fearful? Or perhaps your head can’t make sense of whatever it is and pushes it down?
Maybe you are one of the many people I come across who have convinced themselves that they don’t know what they love or what makes them feel alive?
I invite you to give me a call. My love is to support people to gain clarity where there is confusion and certainty where there is doubt. I promise that you will have an experience of yourself living your life in ways you only dream about.
Oh and while I have your attention, I have had great news from the stunning private villa complex where the CoreTruth Bali Retreat will be held in April saying that I have access to another 2 bedrooms….. so if you have been sitting with a feeling that you would love to be part of it, give me a call and I’ll let you know more! One of those bedrooms could be yours : ))
Humbleness along with gratitude and appreciation for all of what is happening (Yes! even the hard and stinky stuff!) are key pieces of the puzzle to living a happy and joy-filled life.
I often mention to my clients about the need to be humble when on a path of self discovery and awareness. Here’s a great quote from Mahatma Gandhi that relates to this:
“The seeker after Truth should be humbler than the dust. The world crushes dust under its feet, but the seeker after Truth should so humble himself that even dust could crush him. Only then, and not until then, will he have a glimpse of Truth.”
What I find is this can often be misconstrued by the head and equated to being or playing small. After all, it’s insulting for the intellect to think this way!
Another way of looking at the word humble is simply having a complete and utter willingness and openness to challenge and question everything we have been told is truth.
To be able to embrace the truth of who you are you have to be willing to shift your perspective or as I put it, your whole context or paradigm in order to be able to experience it.
For some, the pull inside to know who they are in Truth has come as a result of tragedy or near death experience of some sort. That isn’t my experience. For as long as I can remember I have been fascinated by human beings and the way we think and operate.My journey has been more like a dog on a scent , sometimes a feint whiff and other times and undeniable heady scent of knowing that things are not as they appear. The key questions that have plagued mankind for as long as we have existed filled my mind…
Who am I ?
Why am I here?
What is my purpose ?
Do they fill yours from time to time?
I agree with a great teacher of Truth, Robert Scheinfeld that in our current level of consciousness, the majority are not capable of knowing the Truth, collectively we are still working through so much unconsciousness and ego perception. But what we can do is share a context or a model which points toward the Truth and experience it enough through our bodies that we can benefit and get practical value from it in our daily lives.
This is what I am excited by and why I do what I do with CoreTruth coaching. I work with people who have an itch, an inkling or even a downright urge to follow the feeling inside that tells them that there is more to life than being on the hamster wheel. There’s more to life than the 2.4 kids and a mortgage and endless consumerism that’s designed to keep us numb and disconnected from what is true and what really brings us joy.
So it really comes down to that point, are you willing to change your perspective, your world view in order for you to be open (be humble) to knowing who you truly are. If you can feel that urge, the gritty feeling of discontent with how you are living your life as you enter a new year, then perhaps it’s time to put aside your doubts and fears and choose to be humble in the true sense of the word.
Is this speaking to you? Give me a call, I’d love to hear from you. 😄
How else will you be able to show yourself that you are not your body or your circumstances and that you are unlimited apart from going through experiences that push you out of your comfort zone?
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