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

A personal reflection

Last month I attended a spiritual retreat called ‘Journey to the light’

It was a week of self reflection and thought and I did set an intention at the beginning of the retreat to integrate my heart and my head.

What became clear to me was that my head was constantly in the past and the future; very seldom in the present moment. So if I set intention/goals and left it to the power of the Universe/God to show me the way, I would have to be in the present moment most of the time so that I would be able to listen to my inner voice and be guided towards my goals by the universe.

This would mean that I would have to be listening to my inner knowing/my inner voice most of the time, which of course then means that I will have to be in my heart and not my head.

So my intention to integrate my heart and my head has been fulfilled is now have the answer. Live in the now!



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Our Values

A few weekends ago I attended the ‘Breakthrough Experience’ with Dr. John Demartini and I can say without a shadow of a doubt that it has changed the way that I think: in a good way. As it has given me a different perspective on many fronts and one of them is ‘Values’.

When you stop to think about it everyone has a set of values that relate to all areas of their lives. That is : Vocational, Familial, Spiritual, Mental, Financial, Social and Physical. Considering that no two people have had the same set of experiences and the same upbringing, it is fair to say that each person would have a set of values that is unique to them. That said, how could any two people agree with each other on every value. There are bound to be differences in many areas. So when someone does something or says something that conflicts with another persons values there are grounds for disagreement. So how do you handle this?

From my experience people will disagree in a number of different ways and usually want to change the other person’s actions or statements. Some may even get quite emotional about it and create some passionate argument for change to occur. Some might even become aggressive with it.

My point here is simply this. If you consider that everyone who walks the planet has their own unique set of values and are entitled to them, there should be no misunderstanding, because it is just another persons view based on THEIR set of values and NOT YOURS.

I don’t know about you, but when I got this, it made me understand that if someone said something or did something that was in conflict with my values, that I could make an effort to see it from their point of view and their set of values.

So, being careless means talking in terms of your values and not others.
Being caring means communicating your values in terms of others.
Being careful means talking in terms of others values but not yours.



The power of the subconscious

I was walking past an office building the other day and I noticed three men standing outside the building puffing on their cigarettes. What amazed me was that it was an insurance office and I could not help but think that these men who worked in the insurance industry must be aware of the statistics about smokers. I know that if you are a smoker; your insurance policy will have a loading on it and it will cost you more than a non-smoker.

So why would anyone who understands the frightening statistics about the health hazards of smoking continue to smoke?

I put it down to a number of different reasons including nicotine addiction, but the one that stands out for me is the power of the subconscious mind.

We now know that over 90% of what we do is governed by our subconscious mind. Yes, if you didn’t know that read it again. Over 90% of what you do is controlled by your subconscious. The beauty of it is that you can decide with your conscious mind, that you want to change a habit. The reality is that if you do not have the subconscious on your side you will not achieve it. I guess, it is like your conscious mind is the captain of the ship and the crew is the subconscious. The captain can give the orders, but if the crew don’t carry them out, it will not happen.

With that in mind it is important to ask how could anyone use their subconscious to help and assist them. There are numerous Cd’s, books and videos on this subject and the simplest would have to be through meditation. When in a relaxed state a persons subconscious mind is more open and able to accessed with new information that creates new neural pathways (new habits). Our old habits (old neural pathways) can be changed.

Another very effective way is to use a Life Coach. A good Life Coach will help and assist you to see where you are in life, then look at where you want to go in life and close that gap and get you there in a relatively short space of time, which includes getting rid of old bad habits. A good life Coach will be skilled in relating to your subconscious mind so that the changes you want and need to make happen; quickly and effectively.

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Good Vibrations

If you are old enough you will remember a song called ‘Good Vibrations’ that was a big hit for the Beach Boys somewhere in the 70’s or was it the 60’s.

Anyway the reason I want to talk about it is this. I have been thinking (some would say this is dangerous!!) about vibrations and this is how I see it.

From what we know now thanks to Quantum Physics, we are vibrational beings. Furthermore we now know that our thoughts are vibrations. This would mean that we are sending out these vibrations (thoughts) out into the Universe. What’s more we are receiving vibrations from others, as well. In other words we are both a transmitting and receiving station.

This would suggest to me that if I want to be a good Life Coach; when I am in a coaching session I need only to be in a receiving mode. Because if I start to think about what my client is saying and begin to logically analyse what they are saying then I will be sending out these vibrations (thoughts) to my client and these thoughts will interfere with what they are thinking and saying.

I need to be totally focused on my client and get me out of the way, so that I can relate to him/her intuitively rather than logically. If I follow my intuition and really listen, I will be able to guide that person to see and understand the issue for them to gain clarity on what it standing in the way of them moving forward. We know that vibrations are the key to attracting more into our lives.

I would love to hear what others think on this subject, because when we start to look at vibrations as a whole it is a huge topic on it’s own.