How can I begin to share something that is of a regular occurrence with my clients but is one of the least tangible experiences had while coaching.
Sychronicity, magic, flow, confirmation, intuition, enlightenment, wonderment! are at least a few words that can at least point towards what happens when in a sacred place of presence and lightness.
I was with a old client the other evening having dinner and he was sharing about the developments happening in his life, in particular the business he started while we we in a coaching relationship 4 or 5 years ago. As he was speaking, I had a feeling to say that his business should now be shared to a bigger audience, he has done the hardest part of laying foundations and he now should get some press in particular with the Qantas magazine. He agreed and said that it had been in his mind to do that by the end of the year.
Fast forward and we were sat at the table enjoying the food and having a glass of wine and two striking ladies walked past and one said “Hello Mike!” to my client (not his real name) And they struck up a conversation. Mike asked “so what are you doing these days?” obviously she had been someone he knew from years back. To which she replied, “I’m now with Qantas, working with the Qantas magazine” (!!!!)
Now, no matter how long I have worked with my intuition, it just NEVER gets tired when things like that happen! She and her friend left, leaving Mike and I grinning from ear to ear at the magic that had happened. What made it even funnier was Mike said he hadn’t really recognised her but that he had smiled at her because he thought she had beautiful looking hair!! lol
Whatever it took to invite the conversation I guess!
This is a regular occurrence for those choosing to expand their consciousness and leverage off the interconnection that underpins our very existence. I know that it is this that keeps what I do fresh and alive because there’s no way that we could’ve planned for that to happen.
Keep an eye out for the synchronicities around you, these are the signposts we give ourselves that we are on track. If you are not noticing them, then perhaps it’s time you and I had a conversation to get things flowing 😉
#AwakeisthenewAWAKE #CoreTruth #Inviteintheflow
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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How about we use our voices , hashtags, ‘likes’ and blogs to post and link to messages and stories of love instead of fear? Just imagine that each time we became aware of yet another post on our social media wall that draws attention to fear mongering and criticism (which, if you are not completely present, can take you out and pull you down emotionally) you actively found something to share and counteract that message.
Im not talking about just ‘positive thinking’ here nor having it be like putting lipstick on a pig, but using conscious action to shift your attention and use the power of your virtual voice to focus on the instances of loving action and truth that are around us in abundance.
How powerful it is to take full responsibility for our own state of mind and what we allow to fill it and fuel it!
So for example, I recently re-posted the news that it has been announced that all children of asylum seekers will be released from detention in Australia by Xmas. With a call to action to lend your voice by calling Malcolm Turnbull’s office to follow through on processing this decision without delay.
What I feel will happen is similar to what I experience in my own body and that is a feeling of expansion and lightness rather than a powerless contraction that can often be felt when focus goes on what ISN”T working rather than what IS. Ultimately it is all ‘working’ even when it doesn’t look or feel that way but that’s a WHOLE other blog post!
I would love to hear from any of you with examples of where you have counteracted a fearful message or piece of news with a loving one. And in particular I would love to hear if you were able to notice any shift in your energy about it all. It may take a few goes to become obvious but today feels like the day to start!
#feartolove #consciouschoice #personalresponsibility #showupdifferently
Definition: ‘the magical power or process of transmuting a common substance, usually of little value, into a substance of great value.’ or more commonly described as the process of turning lead into gold.
In session with one of my clients this afternoon, we sat together in a space of peace and connection. Let me be real here and say that this isn’t always the case and as anyone who has decided to live a fully expressed life would know, there’s often a lot of ‘cleaning’ to be done to reach that space. This beautiful man showed up like he had never done before. He began, as usual by sharing how he was feeling and what had been happening for him since we last were together.
Something was different about him this time. The way he walked in, the shininess in his eyes and the clarity of his skin was luminescent. He literally looked like he could barely stay inside the confines of his body. Though he had had many shifts in his awareness and lightness about him before, today was deeper and spellbinding to observe.
He went on to express how much had dropped into place for him since last week. I have been supporting my clients through a 30-day cleanse with naturopath, Camila Hynes from Nurturing Health and he had been out to the fabulous Cooks Co-op at Sackville and shared a delicious lunch around the table with all my other clients. He shared that he had gained so much from hearing other people sharing and an enormous layer of self-judgment had melted away for him. A part of him which he had been holding onto for dear life around fearful comparison and judgment had finally come to rest.
You could say that it was a combination of eating clean food and exercising, but in his case, he always did eat pretty clean anyway. And he already had a regular and committed exercise routine before we started working together. But this was more than the usual level of aliveness and freedom I had witnessed in him before.
He continued to say that he had been following through on some of the work we had been doing, taking action on things we had uncovered in his sessions and amongst them had some necessary courageous conversations. He, like a lot of people had lived the majority of his life withholding and compromising the very essence of who he is from the world. But not any longer. He had finally realised that he could no longer keep putting himself and his truth second. Not to his family, not to his staff, not to partners or his friends. Prior to this, he was as wrapped up and in fear as anyone I have known and had been hiding his authenticity and truth all his adult life. This man is in his mid-late forties and had hidden his sexuality, had played small and insignificant, had exhausted himself through overcommitting, people pleasing and rescuing until finally the dam began to crack and instead of trying to control it,(though he tried very hard to!) he went through it. And this was the result. Peaceful, expansive, loving.
Would he be where he is, alive and vibrant as I witnessed him today had he backed out when the going got tough, or when he was afraid or confused ( which he was crippled by so many times throughout our process together) about the next steps? No, instead he committed to himself in our sessions without guarantees and for him, backing out and giving up was not an option.
I was able to show him ( or rather he showed himself!) where all the previous challenges, pain, struggle and heartache had led him to this very breakthrough and to how he was feeling right now. Not in an evangelical, WOW Ive been healed! kind of way, but in a still, powerful, embodied way where he acknowledged himself and also where he still has work to do and limitation to move through. Truly beautiful.
This is the kind of magic that I believe I witnessed the power of today.
I’m humbled and blessed to say that I bear witness to this process of alchemy on a daily basis with my clients. But today in particular I am moved to share this with you in case you have temporarily lost sight of the possibility and magic within yourself. May the metaphor of alchemy, of turning lead into gold be a reminder that no matter how stuck, damaged, fearful, small, frustrated, angry, resistant you have believed yourself to be, it can be moved through. And, most of all, it doesn’t have to take forever. xxx
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