Have you ever been fired up with an idea or vision and run with it for a while, only to have it crash or meet a whole load of obstacles? Or have you made some kind of powerful transformational change where you really knew that things would be different and that life would get better, only to be hit with more challenges and feel you’re worse off than before? Read more
People are talking about a global shift in consciousness, but when we look at the world and at our personal lives there seems to be a fair amount of challenge and disruption going on. I know some people are having a great time, but many feel they are losing their way and that things are happening that shouldn’t be. Read more
Did you wake up this morning feeling low? Or have you been through a slump recently?
I’ve realised that when I get into a slump it’s usually because I’ve been focusing on the circumstances of my life and judging myself harshly because things aren’t going the way I want them to. I fall into the trap of thinking that “things not working out” means there is something wrong with me or that I am failing in some way. After all, it’s how we’ve been taught to think – if something is broken, we must fix it, including ourselves! Read more
Is there some big change you want to make in your life?
Do you wish you had the courage to just go out and do it?
So what’s holding you back?
Let me tell you what I think it its. Read more
When days are dark, and happiness escapes you
do one thing in support of your deeper values.
Love, play, rest, walk, meditate, give.
Happiness and sadness come and go, but your values arise from your soul, from that in you which is constant and true. Read more
We all seem to be missing something.
Things don’t work out, we don’t get what we want, and we end up frustrated or in some kind of emotional pain. This pain seems to be confirming that we really don’t have what we’ve been looking for. Something is missing that we just can’t find.
That’s the conventional wisdom, and it goes like this: Pain and frustration indicate things that are missing from our lives. And the prescribed cure is to go out and get those missing things in order to be complete. The pain of having little money means we must go out and get more money. The pain of being single means we must go and get a partner. The pain of being overweight means we must get thin. Read more
Are life coaches allowed to admit they sometimes feel like crap? Well now I’m admitting it. Sometimes I get hit with something that really floors me and I begin to doubt all my abilities. No matter how good I get at coaching and self-empowerment, problems still show up. “What am I doing wrong?!” Read more
My good friend Yogi Johann invited me to be part of a yoga retreat he organised, and I thought it would be the ideal place to try out some of the processes from my book The Discovery of Causeless Joy on a live audience.
And judging from the reactions of participants, it was a great success. Read more
How many times have you got the message that if you just follow your heart you’ll step forth into a life of of success and bliss? If you spend much time on Facebook you’ll probably see messages to this effect being posted several times a week. It’s really easy to tell people to follow their hearts, but it’s rather more difficult to do in practice. Read more
What is a healing trance? It’s really just a physical and mental state in which your inner critic quietens down a bit and lets your inner positivity shine through.
How do we get the inner critic out of the way? Well, every school of hypnosis has its own methods. One of the most popular is simply to suggest that someone relaxes deeply. So people using this method will tell their clients (or themselves) something like, “You are relaxing so deeply, every breath relaxes you more and more…” Read more