Know your ‘Why”

Today I thought of a metaphor for mirroring an abundant life.

You are an architect designing a building. The architect has to design the building in minute detail and he designs what the building will look like, feel like and how it would work.  He creates the vision. However he does not build the building, he leaves that to the builder. The builder builds it in the best way possible.

So you are the architect and the building is your life. You create the vision of how your life will look and feel in minute detail. Then you leave it to the builder to let it happen and the builder of course is the Universe. You don’t need to know how, just let it happen. Have the faith and it will all come to pass. Just know ‘Why’ and the ‘How’ will take care of itself.

Namaste, Bertram

The year that was…

Well, the end of the year is in sight and, while there are still a few deals being done and a few smart investors are taking advantage of the opportunities that desperate sellers at this time of year can represent, I thought that this might be a good time to look back on the past year and see what we can learn from it.

Remember…“To acquire knowledge, one must study…but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.”

Lesson 1.
There will always be doomsayers and they will always want to convince us that “the sky is falling”. The biggest mistake any of us can make is to a. listen to them or b. act on their advice.
Lesson 2.
Whilst we can always make some generalisations about the market overall, every market is different and will behave in different ways. Even during the settling of the market over the past year or so, some suburbs have done markedly better than adjoining suburbs. The key to being an astute investor is to understand what drives the market over the longer term, so you are well placed to do better than the average.
Lesson 3.
No boom ever lasts forever. The remarkable growth in property values over the past 5 or 6 years was in itself a “once in a lifetime” event, and could not be sustained forever. Those who made investment decisions based on an assumption that growth in property values would continue unabated learned a hard lesson.
Lesson 4.
The fact that property values Australia-wide only settled back by 5% shows just how sound the overall market really is. In the longer term, there is every reason to believe that values will continue to double every 10 years or so.
Lesson 5.
At the end of the day, ensuring that you enjoy the best available returns from your investment is less about your timing of the market, and more about your time IN the market.


Posted via email from It’s a Breeze Property

The East Bali Poverty Project

On my travels in December to Bali I made it a point to meet with David Booth the founder of the East Bali Poverty Project, as I had heard about the great work that he was doing for these very poor and uneducated people in Bali. Bali is so well known for it’s destination as a tourist mecca and yet abject poverty exists just a few kilometers down the road. So, with this in mind I met with David and then visited these remote hamlets in the mountains not far from the nightclubs and fancy restaurants and hotels.

What I learned was that the commitment of an inspired individual could in a short period of time turn around the lives of over 3500 families in a poor and illiterate community. It made me want to help and assist and I am asking you to watch this short video in the hope that you too may want to chip in and do your bit. Here’s hoping.



A Bank

Native American wisdom:

"Once I was in Victoria, and I saw a very large house. They told me it was a bank and that the white men place their money there to be taken care of, and that by and by they got it back with interest. We are Indians and we have no such bank; but when we have plenty of money or blankets, we give them away to other chiefs and people, and by and by they return them with interest, and our hearts feel good. Our way of giving is our bank." – Chief Maquinna, Nootka



Posted via email from Bertram’s posterous

Why is this so?

Two people will have the same vision, set the same financial goals, and create the same action plan…

  And sure enough, one will reach their goal, and the other one will not. What it is that makes the difference?

  It comes down to our internal invisible filament, otherwise known as our subconscious Self Image.

  You see, we each have a hidden Self Image, which is the subconscious belief about ourselves, how
successful we believe we are, and what we believe we deserve.

  It’s analogous to a filament in a light bulb…

  Even though there is enough energy to plug in a spot-light and light up the entire sky if you’re only working with a 40 watt bulb,
you’re not going to get much light.

  At best, you might illuminate the small corner of a room.

  Our hidden Self-Image works the same way.  The Universe can only do for us, what can flow through us.

  You have unlimited potential and energy available to you, but how much are you willing to allow to flow
through you?

  Herein lies the challenge…

Most people face very strong and powerful reasons why they won’t (despite wanting to) increase their
hidden Self-Image.

Anthony Robbins speaks about the 6 core needs of people and sadly many folk utilise only four and

leave out the two most important ones; Growth and Contribution, which come from a good self image.

So what will you do today to enhance your hidden self image? It is one of the most important things you can do for yourself.

Posted via email from Bertram’s posterous

Thought vibrations

Every single one of us is a broadcast station.


We are broadcasting a vibration of the major thoughts that we are holding. Our thoughts tend to show up in the way we hold our faces, the way our shoulders are tense or relaxed, and how much we walk with a lift in our step, or with the heaviness of a drudge.

  You are broadcasting to the Universe the energy of your predominant thoughts. These thoughts, through the Law of Attraction, draw unto you ideas, people, circumstances and situations that are in exact accord or coherence with the prayers you’re saying–even if you might not realize that your thoughts actually are your prayers.

  On this day, let us make a decision to create a magnificent day by broadcasting gratitude. Let’s broadcast appreciation and feel how good and precious it is to be in this human life this day.


Broadcasting Abundance,

Mary Morrissey

Posted via email from Bertram’s posterous

Love Heals

Love Heals – By Martin Brofman

When I decided to heal myself of terminal cancer in 1976, I heard the idea that "love heals." Everyone seemed to know this, and since healing myself was now a matter of life and death for me, I decided it would be a really good idea to add this to my self-healing arsenal.

I had been diagnosed with a spinal cord tumor at the level of the neck, and it had been declared inoperable and untreatable. I had been given one or two months to the year before, and by some miracle, I was still alive — perhaps because something in my consciousness had changed in terms of my attitude toward life.

I still had to find a way to get rid of the cancer, and the idea of using love for that sounded like something I could use. The only problem was that I was not really sure what love is, and I felt like I needed to be sure in order to use it for my healing.

I looked around at what people were calling love, and much of it didn’t make sense to me as a healing force. It looked more like domination ("I love you, therefore now I tell you what to do" ) or slavery ("If I ever found him with another woman I would do this or that to him…"). Certainly, there were a lot of different ways of expressing love, but these were not the emotion itself that I needed to use.

I went to hear a conference entitled, "What is love?". The person talked for two hours, and the conclusion of the talk was, "Love is." Perhaps that made sense to the person speaking, but I knew no more than I did before.

One evening I was alone at home in a meditative space, considering the question of love, and a symbol appeared on the wall, which I understood as a message from my Spirit. It was heart with light shining from the center, and the number "1" visible through the center and extending to the outside of the heart, with the word, "Acceptance," written below.

For me, this was the key to the opening of my heart chakra, understanding the true nature of love, and knowing when I was feeling that force that heals.

I used the symbol as a visual meditation, seeing different messages in it each time I looked, and understanding that this was because of the nature of my perceptual filter each time I looked at it, according to what I was feeling or going through that day.

One day it said to me, "Acceptance is Number 1." Another day the message was, "Open your heart. Look inside. See the light." Another time it was "Accept your individuality, and the individuality of others."

I could relate to Acceptance as something I could use to raise my vibration from a solar plexus place to a heart space. Accepting "what is" allowed me to emotionally accept the situation that existed, to remove the emotions about what was happening in order to be in a clear space from which I could change the situation. Accepting people as they are, rather than deciding how they should be, allowed me to let go of control, which I understood to represent tension in the solar plexus chakra, and see them from a clearer sense of freedom in the solar plexus, and in fact, to see things about them that I could appreciate, at the level of the heart chakra.

I found that if I thought of someone I judged, and the quality about them I thought was "wrong," I could ask myself if I could remember a situation in which someone else could have used those words to describe me — and I always could. Of course, I could easily tell myself that when I was in that situation I had a good reason for doing what I was doing — and then I could understand that perhaps, that other person might have the same good reasons — and then I could see the other person with compassion, and perhaps not so different from myself.

I recognized when I was feeling the love, by the sensations in my heart, and I felt I had something to work with, something I could add to the other tools I was using to heal myself.

I decided that in a meditation I would surround myself with people who I know loved me, and to feel the love, the connection I felt with them. I could then take the feeling, the physical sensation that I recognized that went along with the emotion, and direct it to the part of the body that needed it, feeling that part opening to the love, accepting it, and feel something happening there, a little more each time I did it, until I felt no more symptoms. Eventually, when I went back to the doctors for a new examination, they decided they must have made a mistake.

There is a way to read the body as a map of the consciousness within, in order to determine the inner cause to a physical symptom. The key to this map is the chakras, the energy centers found in Hindu philosophy. Each chakra represents certain parts of the consciousness and certain parts of the body. When there is a symptom in a particular part of the body, we can see that it represents tension in the person’s consciousness about something specific happening in their life at that time.

There is a personality profile associated with each symptom, a way of being that is not really who the person is, but rather what they have been doing. There is another personality profile associated with having no symptoms, a way of being that is always accessible in the person’s consciousness, and that is who the person really is. Healing is about releasing the stressed way of being and returning to our natural state of balance. We can say that anyone with a symptom has not been themselves.

Why would someone choose to not be himself or herself? Either as an expression of love, to change in some way in order to be loved, or as a reaction to the perception that they are not loved, or would not be loved for who they really are.

When we don’t feel the love, we look for evidence that it is there or not. "He did that, therefore he loves me," or, "…therefore he does not love me."

We are surrounded by people we love. An interesting question to ask ourselves is, "How much time do I spend during my day feeling the love that I have in my heart?"

Do we focus on the love, or on other issues that we have allowed to get in the way of the perceptions of love? If we have been filling our consciousness with the fears, anger, insecurity, and issues that are not really that important, we can choose instead to hold our attention on the love, and feeling the contact, reminding ourselves if we need to that this is really the most important thing in our lives, and what we need to do to remain healthy.

The more time we spend feeling the love that is always there, the more we strengthen our immune system, making it easier to release any symptoms and maintain our natural state of health and balance.

Love really DOES heal!

© 2009 Martin Brofman

About the Author:

Martin Brofman, PhD, author of Anything Can Be Healed, and Improve Your Vision, (Findhorn Press) developed the Body Mirror System of Healing and A Vision Workshop after having healed himself of terminal cancer in 1976. Brofman Foundation —

I thought that this was worth reproducing. I hope that you liked it



Posted via email from Bertram’s posterous

I have the vision, now let’s achieve the dream

“It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.” – Albert Einstein

I have a dream to put together a group of like-minded people, with a desire to make a difference.

I am not content to simply reach my business goals, I have always had the desire to form a community of people interested in improving the quality of their lives with a common goal of helping and assisting others along the way.

So, rather than simply sit on the sidelines and wish that I had done something, I am stepping up and acting and putting together a group of motivated individuals to help my dream become a reality; and this is where the Eye Ball Community is born.

To be effective through the Eye Ball Community needed a firm goal, somewhere to focus all of its efforts. So we organised a charity ball, called the ‘Eye Ball’ in aid of The Fred Hollows Foundation and last Friday we raised nearly $150,000 which will go towards doing something constructive about the intolerable disparity that exists between the health and wellbeing of Australia’s Indigenous communities and the general community.

Our vision now has a focus and a goal, but to truly become reality it needs support, and that is where everyone at Eye Ball Community can step in.

The Eye Ball was not just about raising money, it was about forming a true community to help reach some lofty goals and make a difference in 1000s of people’s lives, including our own. We have made that first step, now let’s get going and widen our community from 700 people to thousands of like-minded folk who want to make a difference and create their own legacy.



Einsein’s thoughts

"A human being is a part of a whole, called by us – universe -,

a part limited in time and space.

He experiences himself,

his thoughts and feelings

as something separated from the rest…

a kind of optical delusion

of his consciousness.

This delusion is a kind of prison for us,

restricting us to our personal desires

and to affection for a few

persons nearest to us.

Our task must me to free ourselves

from this prison by widening our circle of compassion

to embrace all living creatures 

and the whole of nature in its beauty."

Albert Einstein



Posted via email from Bertram’s posterous

Charity Ball – Please help and assist

The fabulous gala event ‘The Eye Ball 2010’ is to be held on the 18th June 2010 at the Crown Palladium. We need your help and support to raise money for charity and make this event a great success. This evening will be memorable and includes entertainment – Melbourne’s leading show band ‘Dejavu’, Silent Auctions, 3 course meal with wine, beer and soft drinks, plus free car parking at Crown Casino for all guests.

It would be great to have you on board to support the ‘Fred Hollows Foundation’




M 0418 313 299 Bus 03 9848 6224


Posted via email from Bertram’s posterous