I attended a course this weekend to be attuned and instructed in Usui Reiki.
The course taught me to attune to the healing energy and flow that energy into animals, people, things. I have level 1 and level 2 I can take in 3-4 months time.
We had 4 attunements where the Reiki Master brings the energy into you and attunes it for your use. Once you have it you have it for life.
We meditated and imagined our legs as tree trunks set deep into the ground. And we imgained a globe of light that poured into our heads, and down our Chakra’s. We then visualised it moving up into our hands, then directed through our hands.
We tried this on a fellow course attendee and I could each feel hot and cold spots. When I had the healing energy it was warm like a hot water bottle and soothed my sour neck. At one point it felt like hot lava as it worked it magic on the body.
When I did the hands-on I felt cold spots where things needed the energy, and heat when it entered and left the body.
I felt a sense of peace and calm when connected to the energy. I loved trying it out on the horses at the stables we trained at.
I also used on my horse when I returned home and she loved it, as did the cat.
I’m now going to practise and in 3 to 4 months take level 2. Level 2 is where you can use power symbols and double the strength of the energy. It also allows you to send it remotely around the world!
A history if Usui Reiki.
Usui Reiki, the Usui System of Natural Healing, is a Japanese Healing Art.
This form was founded in Japan and the basis of the practice is referred to as self-healing/ self-treatment. A little over 100 years ago a Japanese man, Mikao Usui, began a personal search that ended with his having contact with the energy Reiki.
His practice grew and eventually, Reiki was introduced out of Japan via Hawaii in 1937 by Hawayo Takata Sensei. It is passed on from one person to another through a specific initiation, teachings and a defined form of practice.
The Japanese word ‘reiki’ can be translated as ‘universal life energy’ and the Usui System is a way of working with Reiki for the healing of self and others. The word healing is used in the sense of regaining harmony and wholeness. Usui Shiki Ryoho addresses the whole person on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels and those that we cannot identify at the present.
Usui Shiki Ryoho has been defined by the present lineage bearer, Phyllis Lei Furumoto, as having four Aspects: healing practice, personal development, spiritual discipline and mystic order. The Aspects accompany a central core of practice and philosophy referred to as the Nine Elements. The combination of all the Elements and Aspects and their inter-relationships creates the system which has a proven, predictable capacity to take people along a profound path of healing, growth and spiritual deepening. If any part is changed or left out, the form is no longer recognized and is considered to be another form of Reiki practice.
The importance and deeper meaning of the elements and aspects and the whole system is mainly beyond words and gradually unfolds through personal experience. The following is a brief outline.
Healing Practice– Usui Shiki Ryoho has as its basis self-treatment and a form of treatment to be used as a way to treat others. This is achieved through a series of laying-on-of-hands treatment positions.
Personal Development – Through the practice of this system, the student is presented in everyday life with choices. These choices address the underlying principles and beliefs that the student has acquired over the years of life. These principles and beliefs are often challenged as they may not be beneficial for the student’s path toward authenticity.
Spiritual Discipline – inherent in the regular practice of the Form is the connection to spirit within each of us as a human being. This connection to spirit can result in students considering this practice as a spiritual path.
Mystic Order – practice of Usui Shiki Ryoho brings mystic experiences and a sense of connection and common purpose with others following this path.
Oral Tradition – The form and essence of this system is passed on only through a person to person relationship with a Reiki Master involving verbal and non-verbal communication and energetic transmissions.
Spiritual Lineage – Mikao Usui, Chujiro Hayashi, Hawayo Takata and Phyllis Lei Furumoto are recognized as the spiritual lineage of this system. The living lineage bearer embodies the essence of this system. The teachings are passed down through this line of masters, developing through the experiences of these masters, the cultural norms of the time frames, and the development of global society.
History– The story that is told from master to student is passed through the oral tradition in the First Degree class. This is the story of Reiki and this particular form of practice. This is not a story that is about people but the way in which Reiki has passed through each of the lineage bearers and become a manifest form.
Initiation – This secret and sacred ritual are passed down from the Lineage to the masters of the system. The masters, in turn, use this ritual to connect each student to the energy of Reiki and to bring life to the form of the practice that accompanies the initiations.
Symbols – The three symbols taught in the Second Degree classes are accompanied by a specific form of practice. These symbols seem to act as energetic keys that access the non-physical world. This part of the practice prepares the student for a greater choice in life and a wider understanding of the world in general.
Treatment – The treatment form consists of hand positions held for a few minutes in a specific order. This is the formal treatment practice. The informal treatment is any hand position that is practiced with the consent of the person being treated for as long as is necessary. Treatment of the First Degree is done on the physical body with hands on the body. The Second Degree treatment is also practiced on the physical body and also at a distance through use of the symbols.
Form of Teaching –The Form is the container for the teaching of First and Second Degree classes.
Monetary Exchange – Each initiatory step of the path has a specific monetary commitment from the student to the master.
Precepts – The Five Precepts are intended to awaken questions within a student and therefore involves the mind as well as the body and spirit in the process of becoming whole in body and spirit.
My mentors Guy and Ilan visited the ‘garden of Eden’ last year and whenever they talked about the experience something inside me got interested.
The garden is in Colombia, an up and down journey through beautiful lush mountain pass roads, not too far from Bogotá.
One day I was reading through my social feeds and Ilan had posted a comment that they were off to the garden again in March/April 2018 and if anyone wanted to come along to let him know.
Have you ever had that feeling that you had to do something, my heart raced and tried to jump out of my throat, it was obvious I needed to go, so I discussed with Emma and replied Yes I was in.
Then the events started to happen, money to pay for the trip came along with ease, I booked my flights and the rest was left for SatoriPrime’s team to arrange.
I didn’t really have a clue what we were going to do there, the idea of the garden and the ceremonies had me very excited.
We had a few calls with Guy and Ilan to prepare for the trip and I had my travel shots, we were informed it was best to imagine we were going to meet God and prepare as if we were.
A diet was suggested and I followed it to the letter and even went Vegan for 2 months prior to the trip to Colombia, I lost a load of weight and felt amazing, [ side note since then I’ve experimented and dairy is something I’ve removed to great effect for the better, and I LOVE’d dairy ].
I started meditating for longer and got my mind into a great place before the trip.
When the day finally arrived for the flight to Colombia I was very excited, it was a long flight of 12 hours, and it was an overnight. I was one of the first to arrive, I got to the hotel meet up about 5 a.m. and then was joined a few hours later by one chap I’d met during our pre-trip online calls and then about midday the rest of the crew turned up, 2 ladies and 7 gents, and we headed off to the ‘Jungle’ as one, after first getting a supply of nuts.
The journey in the two taxi’s was about 2 hours, we stopped for a pit stop on the way, and also to get some candles for the ceremonies later. The roads were glistening with the wet from the heavy rain that whooshes in and dumped its cloudburst between the moments of glorious sunshine, I felt sorry for the hoards of people on motorbikes, many with a passenger clinging to the back, they must have been soaked to the core.
After a long winding climb up and down the lush valleys we finally arrived, we parked up and shared out supplies to be carried down the hill into the ‘Jungle’
The entrance at the top of the hill did not give any idea of what we would see below, it was a dirt track off a road, the track went past a few ramshackle houses, surrounded by chickens, one of them a strange looking thing with hardly any feathers and a look of having just been electrocuted!
So the group of us, with cases and backpacks and laptops, gingerly started down the slick, muddy track, luckily some of the track had rocks to slow the steep descent, it was a slippery and muddy entrance to the garden and at least one person slipped and felt the soft muddy track personally.
This was our awakening to the next week in the ‘Jungle and Garden of Eden’…
The Entrance to the garden was a wide gate with trees overhanging it from the sides, the path became solid just before it and continue into the garden, it was a patchwork of flat assorted rocks, ones I’d get to see closer later, another story…
We walked through the gated into the garden and the peace of it sank deep into my body and soul, you know when you walk out of the heat of the day into a cool and quiet space, it was clean silence apart from jungle noise and it had a feeling of utter peace, I could feel why this was the ‘Garden of Eden’, as coined by Guy and Ilan from a previous trip with Marci Lock.
We walked along the rocky path, cases wheels bouncing and clattering off them, around to a welcoming feeling & a tin-roofed hut, that had a kitchen at one end and open grated sides rather than windows, the single door to the room had a large latch and you put your hand through the grate to open from the inside, a few dogs arrived, having a childhood fear of dogs ( they chased me when I did a paper and leaflet delivery round ), my heart skipped a beat and then I felt how peaceful they were too and over the coming days they became friends.
We all sat inside at a long white wooden table, with white wooden chairs, and a few sat in the dark wood rocking chairs.
I found out how comfy they were in the coming week, and I can still see the scene now and smell the tobacco, that the shaman smoked as she sat rocking back and forth.
We had some water and sat and chatted and arranged which rooms people would sleep in, people were paired up and I had to admit that I was a snorer, so I was given a single room in the block opposite the hut, others were dotted around the garden.
To get to some bedrooms was a treacherous affair, along muddy paths dotted with stone steps, those often very slick from the constant rain, however it’s amazing how the human body adapts and after a few days we were all like goats on the side of a mountain, sure-footed, apart from one of us who had some amazing shoes that seemed to have ice as the base of them! 🙂
So we settled into our rooms and on the 1st April 2018, we’d have our first ceremony.
The Welcome Drink!
Before we could partake of the ceremony we needed to clean our systems, so we were given a welcome present of a boiled root plant, it looked like a massive potato, as I type this my stomach is churning and I feel bile in my throat, this lovely drink, which I took ASAP to get it over with, once I’d heard what it would do!, it actually tasted ok.
It was a like a lumpy smoothie. I drank it and felt great for 15 minutes and then it hit, the cramps in my stomach, the bile in my throat, I walked around the garden and heard others vomiting the stuff up and I felt that familiar feeling growing in my stomach, and then ‘this must get the f**k out of me feeling’.
I walked up the path towards the entrance and just before the gate I felt this wave and I vomited hard, too hard, it hurt my shoulders, it came up and came up and came up and came up and I couldn’t breathe and I felt my head rush and I hugged my knees with my face as I vomited again and again and then it was done. Welcome to paradise! and this was just the start of the sound of others vomiting their stomachs up, many sounding like a bear having a very bad day… and this is Eden!!
Water never tasted so fine after that experience and today if any drink has a lumpy taste to it, oh my body reacts 🙂
We slept well and awoke to the sound of the chickens and dogs, overnight I heard the wild packs barking off in the distance, I was glad we had our own friendly pack here to guard us.
After the welcome drink, I didn’t feel like eating and actually didn’t eat anything for the next few days, just the local cloudy water.
So it’s April fools day and we are going in for ceremony one.
I’d heard about others experiences and read some bits and pieces from Marci Lock, however I on purpose did not explore into the experience too much, so if you want to be like that for your first experience of Colombia stop here and read on your return 🙂
We dressed in white, I wore my yoga pants and a white long sleeve shirt and it felt a bit like I was about to be baptised again.
We all walked with trepidation and excitement down, further into the ‘Jungle’ and as we approached the outer ring of the garden, it has a stone path that rings the start of it, we all hushed, as it felt like we were about to enter a very sacred place.
We crossed the very short wooden bridge into the garden and my body felt the energy, and the level of peace and tranquillity went up many times, this was a special place and it would be home for the week.
My soul was happy and my mind a little wary.
We walked around the garden, over a small stone bridge, with small pool below it, the path circled clockwise to a hut, to the right was a large pool of water on which sat a red-roofed hut, with a rope and wooden slat bridge, one of which broke on the last day and almost broke Guys knee.
The garden was full of trees, bamboos and the pool had some fish, as you saw them leap now and then. One tree sat proudly and red-topped above the garden.
This was truly the garden of Eden.
We entered the cool circular hut by the double wooden doors, the inside a dirt floor, with two circles of brick in the centre of the floor and a fireplace to the left, on the right corner at what would be 2-O’clock on a circle, was an add-on to the circle, within which sat a day bed and a bench.
We were allocated our positions around the circumference of the room, we each had a mat with a blanket on it and a spare blanket, all in dark blue.
I was allocated the place directly opposite from the entrance doors, one place from the alcove and two from the fireplace, when I stood at the foot of my mat and faced the brick circle towards the entrance doors, I looked up and hanging in the tall ceiling, that finished at a point, centrally to the hut and aligned with the floors brick circles, I saw a massive tapestry of the Elephant God Ganesha. Something about her eyes caught my attention and Ilan noted that I’d not have to wait long until she danced for me!
The shaman sat in the alcove, the two of them, looking very spiritual and otherworldly. They emanated power and peace and over the next week, I learned how powerful they are.
We all stood in a circle around the brick circle and Ilan and Guy said a few words and we then each lite a candle and placed it on the brick circle in front of us and noted our intentions for the ceremony.
When we had all lite and placed our candles and spoken our intentions, the room was lite by the flicker of candles, the windows let some light in, however, it was dull and cool in the room, the smoke from the candles made for a very atmospheric moment.
And then we all sat on our mats and prepared ourselves, many of us for our first cup of yagé [ ayahuasca ], a local brew from Colombia, created by the Shaman and their uncle from the surrounding jungle.
In turn, anticlockwise around the circle of white-clad individuals, we each walked up to the alcove and the Shaman with the cup of yagé.
I was both scared and excited and concerned about my first cup, being a non-drug taker, even don’t like taking headache tablets, this felt a little risky and yet I knew it would be fine, as its a plant medicine rather than a drug.
I watched Ilan and Guy take their cup and saw the pro’s method, so by the time it was my turn I knew where to stand, how to bow my head, how to drink in one slow [ ohhhh I just got a solid memory then that had me shiver at the thought ! ] action, the warm dark liquid [ and I just had another solid memory of its taste and warmth ].
It felt a little like taking the bread and wine at Church yet with the naughtiness of a large whiskey!
I looked the shaman in the eye, such deep knowledge held within them, and drank my first cup of the sacred yagé.
I was a little disappointed at first, yes it taste strange to me, smelt a little of herbs, almost like my fruity teas, though thicker and darker, almost like a fruit wine you have at Christmas, the disappointment was it didn’t have the whiskey kick I thought it would, nor the sudden warmth a whiskey gives the stomach and head.
I felt the liquid flow down my throat and coat it and I’m glad that Ilan and Guy had some mints to hand for us all, it took the sticky fruity tar taste await and stopped the almost primal gage reaction.
I sat down on my mat and waited and waited, nothing, it’s not working for me!
Others laid down, others went in the garden, others started humming, others looked ill, others ran to the door and I heard a wild animal howling, then realised they were vomiting up the days food in many and I mean many stomach wrenching vomits !! it was a horrible and pleasant noise to listen to, I thought great I’ve got that to look forward to!!
I eventually thought I’d get some air and go look at the tall tree with its red top, I did that, and the way a head full of alcohol can feel just fine inside, then when fresh air hits you get a massive reaction, my ‘cup full’ did that too and the world went from crisp and clear to rather, lets say ‘fluffy!‘.
I walked up the slope to the red top tree and felt I needed to be a tree hugger, and I communed with that tree a fair while, it spoke to my soul like nothing ever did before, it’s solid deep roots held into mother earth, it’s slow growth, it’s gentle drinking of moisture from deep below, it’s graceful arms moving in the breeze, it’s crown of red leaf high above, it communed with me and I was now a tree hugger and loved it 🙂
I then rather wobbly on foot ‘walked’ around the whole garden, passed people looking in bliss and others in agony, others with blissful smiles, some humming to themselves, others hugging bamboo!
As I walked past a tree something at its base caught my attention and I tugged on a thread, and out came a thin weaved length of ‘who knows what’, I felt compelled to show someone, I found Ryan and asked him to put on my wrist, I couldn’t coordinate well enough to!, he tried and couldn’t tie it either and noted maybe it was not for me, so I tied it on his wrist and he wore it well for the next week 🙂 I did at one point borrow it back and look at it in fine detail for a while 🙂 and then return it to his wrist, it held some deep fascination for me, it looked like mother nature herself had weaved it for us.
After my light exercise and tree hug I felt like a rest, so went back to the hut and my mat, I notice the candles burning down and it seemed a truth that the ones burnt closer to the ground were those nearing the end of the ‘trip’, mine was still rather tall and burning slowly!
I sat on the head of my mat, close to the candles, cross-legged and looked up at the Elephant God, my eyes started to wobble really really fast and it tickled, as I watched I felt the need to sit up really straight, cross my legs really tight and I felt a feeling of utter fun and peace, and before my eyes the Elephant God started to move and sway and move and sway, I watched the eyes ( ‘her’ eyes it felt ) and ‘she’ started to dance for me!! I sat there in utter awe as the image (lady) danced for me, it was a beautiful experience that makes my whole body sing with joy!
I then laid down and started to feel that sick feeling, it was welcome cup all over again, I went outside to be royally ill, I found a rock, that had some metal grate in the middle, I moved the grate, and some rocks and some plastic nearby got my attention and I moved it out fo the way, I felt like some mighty spewing was about to happen, I ground my feet deep into the earth, I arched my back as the massive wave came up and I felt like I was about to vomit a whole elephant from deep inside me.
Then I asked “do I need to do this vomiting bit!? It feels horrible“.
A shaman came up and placed a cool hand on the middle of my bent over back and showed me a pink lidded receptacle and said this is for you after you finish, I thanked her and waited and waited, the elephant had gotten stuck in my throat and wouldn’t come out….
After a while the shaman said I wasn’t ready and to go rest, so I returned to my mat, on the way in I saw the other shaman giving out the 2nd cup and she saw me and asked if I was ready for another, another my mind screamed! and my mouth said yes! so I drank my second cup and laid on my mat and slept.
When I awoke I needed to dance, so I did, I dance around the circle in the middle of the hut, the candles were now just blobs of wax.
As I danced I felt so FREE, no worries, no concerns, no inhibitions, and I knew it all!
And I Just Knew time didn’t exist, it was plainly and simply obvious that it was a construct and did not exist, all that that happens, happens now, in this moment, all of it!
I wrote in the dirt floor formulas that came to mind, I saw writings that looked like those you see on the pyramid tombs floating around me and they made sense!
Then Ryan came into the hut and I felt the total urge to ground him, he was barefooted and I had him stand, firm and solid while I grounded his feet deep into the earth, I sorted out a toe that was ‘wrong’, I could feel his human strength and I merged it with the flow and opulent strength of the mother earth, he was kind enough to stand for an age when I needed his strength, I grabbed his calf and then buried my face into the dirt floor, I lost all time, space and mind comprehension for a few hours. I’m told, I wept, I lost myself deep into the earth somewhere.
During that time I had a vision, I’m told and remember some of it, that I dug, I started to dig and dig and clear a patch in the hut, I WANTED I NEEDED the whole hut to be empty of the mat-based ( plastic it seemed ) and for the mats to not be in the brick circle, I needed that so a portal to the other world could be created, it couldn’t happen as the mats interfered with it as they were not natural.
At one point I bite over and over my plastic mac, with the idea to remove the cap on my tooth that was not natural, a fellow traveler in the hut said I didn’t need to do that and he made sense so I stopped!
When digging I was uncovering the MASSIVE image of my EGO, it was like a massive Gorilla, the whole room, under the mats and the dirt hid my EGO, he was there as always under the surface mocking me and today I was going to take him on, I was not strong enough I knew, yet today was the day, today I finally stood my ground and answered him with the true me, I’d had enough of him mocking and shaming me with his little whispers and reminders of my failures, of never being on my side, today I was going to face him down and I did not care if I died trying – today was the day I looked him in the eye, he was MASSIVE and hiding and somehow in his massiveness I knew that was a show…. I dug, I scrapped, I removed plastic from my body, the contact lenses went, the plastic band, the bracelet that felt like it drained me, I remove them all.
The shaman said remove your pants ( that’s long trouser to you UK types ), and my shirt and during the “need to take on my EGO” episode, she had me sit on a small wooden stool, that I loved inspecting and she beat me, yes she beat me with a plant with sharp barbs and blew water in my face and I loved it, my mind was on fire, my EGO hiding…
I learnt in that moment that no matter how big and MASSIVE my Ego seems I have minion over him when I chose to, I learnt in that brain fire that I am who I am, I am not my Father, nor my Mother, nor my family, nor my friends, nor my beloved Mentors, I am me, I am who I am because I am who I am, I am and I am…..
I found myself in the dirt of that hut [ my eyes are wet and my mind in love with this knowledge, it was clear then and three months on I have a deeper remembering of the days in the Jungle and letting it sit and absorb into my body and soul, this knowledge – I know who I am, I am who I am ] – it is so beautiful…….
I never did face my massive EGO down, I saw him hiding now and then, a Gorilla, less massive than I saw before, I SEE now and did before, as reminded by my mentors, FEAR is a clever thing, it has you imagine it is a MASSIVE thing, when in fact is actually rather small with a clever technique to fool you, I love to say that Fear is imagined as a Tyrannosaurus Rex and in reality, is a cuddly little penguin when you TURN and FACE it in the eye.
So turn and face your Fears today would be my greatest advice.
That first cup was a ‘rush’, it was a beautiful moment, I feel that all my prep with Guy and Ilan, my 10 day masterclass, my mindfulness, my meditation, the 1:1 year with Guy and Ilan, Landmark courses, the diet, the veganism for two months, the years at church as a child and young adult, the fears, the father and mother influences, my Bro and Sis, my family, my Wife, and the great, and good and less so had chiseled me for this moment. I had a f**king awesome first cup experience and will be grateful always for it.
Sage words of advice I hear ring in my ears, from Guy, ‘Don’t chase the experience”, I neither did in my next 4 ceremonies and neither must you in yours… You will receive from Mother Nature what you need and when you need it, be open to anything and Enjoy the ride 🙂
During my 2 hours in the dust, I had a vision!
That vision was full on, I saw Mother Earth show me the destructive nature and power of the human, she showed me the bombs, the waters, the hunger, the thirst the disease, the sick minds, the sick bodies, she showed me and she screamed at humankind for slowly and without a care, destroying her beauty.
She showed me the beginning and the end of humankind and Universal time, the end of time happened for me in that dirt, I saw us destroy ourselves and the Universe call time on the Universe, it was ended for good, a reset was pressed and we were gone, to be no more…. It was an extremely powerful vision and struck deep to my core and yet she whispered ‘do not share until I say so.’
I was shown this and I could be part of this if I wanted, I could be the end the world or I could help save it, I didn’t see that it could be saved until I saw all the pain and angst of ending it, of seeing all I loved gone forever, it was a harrowing experience that shook my soul to the root, I offered to die then, to stop it happening and I was able to do that if I desired, just be gone, BUT I couldn’t leave all I loved and knew and mother earth to humans destruction.
So I picked the other route, to be here today, awake, awoken, to be myself fully, to wake up the BILLIONS to their true self, not the primal body and its base mind, to wake us all up to who we are, we are Whole Complete & Perfect Souls, experiencing life in human form, at least this time around.
We have a chance to wake up everyone to that fact and instill a love for this amazing planet, we have a chance for that world peace, that world food, water, housing, care, we have a chance to save Earth from destruction, we have a chance to wake everyone up to who they really are, we have this chance to be amazing.
So I chose to wake up the Billions, I’m not sure how yet, I know it’s my destiny to do that one by one, and that they wake up one by one another and shortly we will all know who we really are……
So if you get a chance to visit the Garden Of Eden and find your truth I suggest you do it NOW, as there is no Time, Now is Now…
p.s. I didn’t get to tell you about the naked wash in the river with our own pee!, or the book readings, the food, the laughs, the crying, the shaman removing pains from many of us, the RAIN!!, the trip back to reality and so much more…. for another day …..
p.p.s. Below and Above this ‘Share’ is Me, looking VERY peaceful after it all… a journey it was, like a lifetime in a week 🙂 – do go and experience it for yourself…
I woke up today and something BIG shifted in my mind…
All this mind work takes time to work its magic…
A while ago I was at a live event and two splendid chaps had me write a limiting belief on an arrow and then break it with my throat while having the intention to move through and past my limiting belief…
I wrote; “Playing Small”…
Today I am playing big in my life and tomorrow and until the day I’ve helped Guy and Ilan wake up the millions …
Who else wants to get through their limiting beliefs today?
You know the best way is to choose today to play full out in your life …
What Is The Number One Reason to Hire a Life Coach?
Most of us wouldn’t ask a friend to fix the electrics in our house unless they were a qualified electrician, We don’t ask our wife or husband to teach us to drive (unless very brave) or to speak a foreign language unless that’s their day job.
Yet why does it seem normal to rely on our families and friends to help us achieve our life wishes and goals? many of which we never truly admit because we are worried that we will be judged, how often do we keep our wishes secret?, especially with the weird tradition of not telling our wish each time we blow out the candles on the birthday cake.
And we mentally beat ourselves up if we don’t find the support and help with our dreams and goals from those around us, we think we are not worthy or there is something wrong with ourselves for having dreams, plans and goals or we think there is something wrong with our loved ones?
We don’t judge ourselves or our loved ones harshly if they can’t do something else that requires a knowledge or skill set, such as developing a website or fixing the washing machine. So why are we often disappointed when those around us seem incapable of being able to know what would make us happy, how to help us live a full life, or how to offer us constructive advice that we would actually listen to and follow through on.
Does this sound like you? Have you’ve given up entirely? Have you’ve decided that you should just be content with your lot in life and you have hidden your dreams, plans, and desires deep inside you.
The next time you envy someone else who changed their lives and is now living their dream, ask yourself why you don’t believe that you deserve a skilled professional helping you identify your dreams and support you to take the steps required to achieve your goals.
Maybe you’ve never heard of life coaching, of being able to have it all, maybe you think it’s for other people, or maybe you think you aren’t worthy.
Let me clear up some common misconceptions for you around life coaching, the term encompasses coaching for any number of areas from relationships to finances to business to fitness and healthy habits. Life coaching is very popular with people of all ages throughout the world.
Clients and Coaches can be in different places throughout the world, as sessions most often take place by phone or video calls (my preferred method as you can see each other’s reactions, as often actions speak louder than words). My clients range from The United States, to Europe, to Australia and Hong Kong.
There are life coaches for every age group, life stage, ambition, dream and goal you can imagine. Life coaching is a process and requires the full commitment of the client. Coaches help clients identify blocks, challenges, and opportunities. Additionally, many life coaches are very accomplished in their own lives and are good at asking key questions to unlock their client’s potential.
There is a saying, “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.”
Great life coaches know how to ask you the type of questions that evoke the kind of answers that elevate the quality of your life. Additionally, coaches work with you over a set period of time to make sure that you follow through on your commitments. This is known as accountability and is a key element built into the coaching process.
So what is the number one reason to hire a life coach?
It’s to develop a better relationship with your loved ones.
That may sound like it is missing the point, however, let us look at it in more detail.
Many of us blame any number of circumstances and people for the quality of our lives. Though many different life situations and people do have an influence on us, choosing to work with a life coach means that you are taking fully 100% responsibility for your life going forward and not making excuses based on other people. This sets you free from the energy caught up in your past, those disappointments, failures, resentments, and any bitterness.
Furthermore, as you learn how to create a life you desire and see actual results, you will develop a greater appreciation for life and those around you. Your positive energy will influence how you relate to your loved ones. And your real life results may inspire those around you to pursue their own goals.
Your abundance of energy, your appreciation for life, and sense of responsibility will elevate the quality of your relationships. It will also mean that you remove the pressure you may have put on others to offer you advice, support, and accountability for your goals, so the time you spend with your loved ones can be focused on enjoying and truly appreciating each person exactly as they are.
You start seeing them as unique individuals instead of people who owe you something or have denied you something. In the process, you become stronger and more skilled at living a better quality of life.
When you are ready to invest in yourself, there are many incredible life coaches who have helped people just like you with a variety of goals, I can assist you or put you in touch with others that you might resonate with.
If you are thinking about hiring a coach to assist you and are not sure yet, why not try the free options and check out the quality of the coaching available, you can find the resources on the menu of my website under coaching options and also read how others have benefited from coaching.
If achieving your life goals and creating more meaningful relationships with those you love, is something you want in your life, do consider carefully hiring your own life coach.
It’s a Saturday, cool and sunny and I’m at Dry Leys riding ‘Fav’, I’m her human for the last 18 years, we’ve ridden together 4300 plus times by my calculation. Not once has this powerful beauty been afraid of anything, we are the couple who ride past tractors, combine harvesters the works without fear.
She instills in me courage and we ride care free across the countryside, yet today she is scared, afraid, fearful beyond control and will not go past the corner of a field we’ve ridden past many times.
I attempt to coax her past for 10 minutes to no avail, and go instead another route, circling back to see what she might be seeing.
The fear is obvious and she won’t go within 50 feet of the ‘spot’.
I stop and ask ‘Fav’ why is she afraid and she backs up 10 paces, reverses is never her gear!
I breath and chill like I’m meditating and ask the ‘spot’ causing ‘Fav’ such primal fear, ‘Who are you?’.
Silence and I ask again, ‘Who are you?’…
The ‘spot’ emanating fear to ‘Fav’, yet neutral to me, shimmers and I see, like the edge of water, the outline of a massive and powerful Dragon 🐉❗️
I watch in complete and utter awe and I feel for its intent and it feels like it’s at peace with us and is watching me!
‘Fav’ can’t take it any more and wants out of there so we turn and charge for home, ‘Fav’ is beyond fear and acting on instinct and we can’t get through the gate to home and someone, a friend Emma, opens the gate for us.
‘What she seen?’, I answer ‘a monster’, ‘I’ll go back get her to be a peace with it’, I coax ‘Fav’ back and she’s fearful, then happy to see it’s gone back…
I surrender to what is…..
P.s. I recorded video of this, not the Dragon!, and as I said what I saw it stopped recording!
P.p.s. I share so I can remember as it feels amazing and like a curtain moved …
I hope you have a superb St. Georges Day.
He is said to watch over scouts, soldiers, archers, cavalry and chivalry, farmers and field workers, riders and saddlers and no he didn’t kill a dragon, the legend went wrong somewhere…
Further Oge said he was happy with short name however preferred George, like our teacher reminded him at 5 when she said Kevin wasn’t French enough for lessons and we were to be George instead, he liked that and wants that as his formal name
Hazelnut Interviews with Satya Gillen & Kevin Humphrey
Entrepreneur – Founder Shares His Wisdom
I found this interview of me out today, it was my first ‘attempt’ at breaking free from the coporate world of Information Technology and my first time out in the big wide world on my own, no boss, no one telling me what to do.
Claire Smith is a life coach, digital entrepreneur and founder of Alive-Woman.com
Steve Greenhalgh is co-founder of bluecollarmillionaires.com and is on a journey from lorry driver to full time digital entrepreneur.
Srinivas Pabbaraju is the founder of the Business Booster Academy and his accountancy business made him a 6-figure earner.
Keya and Jagat Rathore are partners in Wisnes OD Consulting, a boutique company with corporate clients who they help with leadership and organisational development. The husband and wife team are qualified life coaches and Master NLP practitioners.
Of course reality did bite back and I returned to the world of Computers as a Test Manager and then recently in 2018 I’ve escaped again, this time not to be an Internet Whizz, this time as a Have It All Coach 🙂
I hope you enjoyed, I’ll find out a more recent one where Guy Ferdman of SatoriPrime interviewed / chatted with me on camera.
“ Is it possible to heal by thought alone without drugs or surgery?
The truth is that it happens more often than you might expect. In You Are the Placebo, Dr. Joe Dispenza shares numerous documented cases of those who reversed cancer, heart disease, depression, crippling arthritis, and even the tremors of Parkinson’s disease by believing in a placebo.
Similarly, Dr. Joe tells of how others have gotten sick and even died the victims of a hex or voodoo curse—or after being misdiagnosed with a fatal illness. Belief can be so strong that pharmaceutical companies use double- and triple-blind randomised studies to try to exclude the power of the mind over the body when evaluating new drugs.”
Dr. Joe does more than simply explore the history and the physiology of the placebo effect.
He asks the question:
“Is it possible to teach the principles of the placebo, and without relying on any external substance, produce the same internal changes in a person’s health and ultimately in his or her life?”
Then he shares scientific evidence (including colour brain scans) of amazing healings from his workshops, in which participants learn his model of personal transformation, based on practical applications of the so-called placebo effect.
The book ends with a “how-to” meditation for changing beliefs and perceptions that hold us back, the first step in healing.”
In my own experience, I’ve seen the mind has great power to influence the body, I had knee pain for ages after playing hockey on astroturf and my mentor talked about asking the body to heal itself. So I tried it, as I went to bed I ask my good knee to remind my not so good how it needed to function, and I woke up in the morning with the not so good knee feeling like someone put minty toothpaste in the joint and the other ‘good’ one felt like it had walked many miles! Both knees work perfectly from that morning!! no pain no ache no drugs no surgery just power of the mind !!
So read the book, use your mind to help your physical and thought health.
Do you ever feel that you are stuck in a world you don’t really belong?
You’ve tried your hardest to fit in, to go along with the crowd and be part of the world of clock watchers, but somehow this life and the people in it seem just a little too baa baa. You see they are ‘Sheeple’.
You might have known this from a very early age and thought of yourself as a little weird, a little strange, and others might have ostracised you for it.
However, in time, you learn to live with the clock watchers, whilst learning to grow your consciousness at a different rate from others.
You think that little bit deeper about things, you are more intuitive, you seem to physically feel other peoples pain, you sense their emotions without them speaking a word.You might be more in touch with your spirituality than others and ask questions that others don’t seem to care about.
Then it could be that you are a Fringe Dweller.
What is a Fringe Dweller?
I first heard this term from my mentor Ilan Ferdman and have recently read it in the works of Stuart Wilde, an amazing spiritual author.
As soon Ilan said it I immediately identified with it and no longer viewed myself as this weird person living in a strange world.I learned to become even more of a fringe dweller whilst at the same time learning to live with the clock watchers, or the Sheeple as Ilan describes them.
Stewart Wilde also said the following great words:
“Fringe Dwellers are people who don’t fit the norm. I say they are not hippy revolutionaries living rough, or social weirdoes; the ones I speak of are ordinary people, you can’t tell them apart from others. It’s their minds that are different. They don’t relate to the rules and regulations of the status quo, the rhythms of a tick-tock life leave them uninspired and listless.
I came to see how the Fringe Dwellers are in a different evolutionary spiral because they aspire to belong to a world of higher consciousness, rather than have ideas and morals imposed upon them by a system that has corrupt values, one that often doesn’t really know what it’s talking about.”
10 Signs that you are a Fringe Dweller
1. From a very early age, you have known that you were different.
Usually, fringe dwellers know there is something different about them, and due to the beliefs and knowledge of the clock watchers or ‘Sheeple’, they are thought to be a little strange, almost weird or socially awkward.
As you know yourself that is not the case, they are just vibrating at a different energy level from the clock watchers and ‘Sheeple’.A lot of the time they torment themselves with questions like, why am I different, why can’t I seem to fit in.However, eventually what happens is that the fringe dwellers unconsciously seek out other fringe dwellers and start to see they are not alone.
People with normal 9-5 jobs, normal lives, somehow think a little differently, however, they can wake up after something triggers them to look beyond the layers of misdirection and blankness that surrounds them, often a tragedy or life crisis can trigger a ‘Sheeple’ to wake up and matrix-like, unplug and become a fringe dweller, I did just that at 48, with three decades of ‘normal’ behind me, having hidden my weirdness from the world after too much bullying at school made me hide.
2. You feel the pain of others
Fringe dwellers are highly attuned to other people and are naturally empathetic people.You seem to feel the emotions and pain of other people and may seem very sensitive to the plight of others.This can be overwhelming at times and you need to escape the pain to recharge.
3. You feel there is something more to this life
You have probably asked the question a thousand times: What the is this life all about, surely there has to something better out there for me. I’m fed up trying to fit in with the ‘Sheeple’, the clock-watchers of the world? As you listen and watch with your heart rather than your head, a little bit, Day by day, month by month, the answer is revealed to you. And you spend your time seeking the answers to a deeper level than any ‘Sheeple’ would dare.
4. You get distracted easily with life
The thought of a job, with a salary, a pension and lots of benefits doesn’t excite you at all.You want to live life with Freedom, you want to experience the unknown, start your own business, write a book, save the planet, remove plastic from the seas, save the Rhino, just do anything not be a ‘Sheeple’.
5. You are highly creative
Fringe dwellers are by nature creative people.They have tapped into a higher consciousness which requires them to let their spirits be a little more creative and to express it in different ways, you have an interest in the arts, writing, talking about something more than the latest Facebook feed or glossy magazines full of stars, royals and celebrity gossip. You’ve even shunned the television and the soups for time to be creative or admire the creation of the universe.
6. You crave quietness and time alone
You crave some alone time as the world of the clock watchers seems to get too much for you sometimes.You find yourself attracted to nature, to the woods, to the sea to the hills where everything feels just as it should, free, natural and beautiful.You love Meditation and a quiet space to call your own. No, you are not a total hippy, it’s just a craving to be alone and a lot of this alone time feels better when in nature and your feet a bare to mother earth.
7. Coincidences are happening more in your life
You might have noticed that you are in the right place at the right time, or you found a video, blog, podcast or book just when you needed it, or you bumped into someone who was able to help you with a problem. These coincidences will happen more and more as you open yourself up to your higher consciousness.Synchronicity will have come the normal and you will also find that you are more able to attract & manifest what you want in life and become part of the magic that surrounds us all the time.
8. You love lots of different spiritual teachings
Fringe dwellers usually question all religions, and yet are open-minded enough to listen, learn, read and find out more about the spiritual practices of different religious groups.They strip the fluff out of religion and are able to focus on the essence of the teachings.You are also open to experimenting with different spiritual practices and see the benefit of a wide range of practices as it raises a different part of your energy. You love Yoga and being in touch with your body and are happy to experiment with whatever helps you attain a state of peace and tranquility,
9. You Don’t Want A Normal 9-5 Job
Fringe dwellers are often entrepreneurs or people who go to different countries to offer their services to a charity to help others, or to save the trees, or the Rhinos in some remote and hot part of the world.A normal job to you is like a slow painful death. it’s painful to even contemplate it.You may not have realised you feel like this until later in life, you might have been like it your whole life. You are here to wake up & change the world, and raise the consciousness of the world, so be proud and courageous that you are a fringe dweller, embrace it and go out into the world and change it.
10. You Love Learning & Growing & Experimenting
Fringe dwellers are often avid readers, you love listening to audible books, reading print, listening to Podcasts, watching Ed talks, reviewing Youtube for the latest video craze ( and not just cats ), you are interested in saving the planet and think about being ‘green’, vegan, you juice, you exercise, you expand your mind, you love listening to mentors and coaches, you have a voracious appetite for experimenting with new ideas and things.
What about you?
Are you a Fringe Dweller, are you just waking up from the clock watchers & sheeple world?
Would you like to meet with other Fringe Dwellers?
If you do then come and join us, I’m Kev and you can find more about the Fringe Dwellers I hang out with by providing your email below, I’ll send you some information about who we are and what we do, a merry band of Fringe Dwellers Sees you soon