This will be the final post in this series and it brings the ideas we have been working with together into a model for how human transformation happens.
Human beings change in many ways. We become smarter, we become stronger, we become more assertive, we become more reflective, we become, we become, we become… There is seemingly no end to the ways in which we can improve upon who we are.
I’m old enough to remember the Colonel Abrahams 1 hit wonder song “like a fool I’m in cage I can’t get out, you see I’m trapped” are you humming it? ;-). So we are often Trapped by patterns of behaviour:
Answers don’t empower, knowing better does not mean doing better. We do things in full knowledge that it’s not good for us, e.g. fight, smoke, drink, blame, complain, circulate negativity even though we’ve read 7234 self-help books and attended everything from Mind Power to achieving a PhD in Healthy Human Behavioural Determinists that support a Wonderful life. You may have written a book on consciousness and call yourself an expert. It’s all in the domain of content and yes some experiential learning yet the questions begs – Are you fully realised? Self Actualised? Impacting life at your optimum? I’m definitely not and I’m humble enough to really get the Zen perspective “only an empty hand can receive”.
The second we say we don’t need something then we do. I don’t need to go on a course like Master 1 or any other awareness process because ( “”now the stories seek their expression””). Only when we empty ourselves does the REAL possibility of growth occur, only when we can see that a commitment to continual learning & development is in place then we stay present, innocent like children open to newer and even better & greater possibilities.
The spiritual ego is as much an ego as a money hungry one especially when it comes from superiority or I know more. I am but a baby novice and if I did an awareness course 1000 times I’d still learn. I am happy to go on any training or process (and do) no matter how much I perceive I know; as I also know that it’s already past history and if I commit to staying open like a 24/7 shop I can receive. The minute I close, I cannot. The reason we are trapped is when we listen to the ego whispering that we know more, we don’t need anything. We are also trapped by patterns that are blind to us, conditioning & programming that gets us to repeat things over and over again.
For me it is important to be up for seeing these patterns and choosing whether they serve me yes or no. In my experience Master 1 provides a context within that one can truly see many of these patterns. I also say there are many other great courses too, however to be straight I am a fan of Master 1 by comparison so do have a level of bias, hey least I get that!
So I extend an invitation to not be as trapped by stories, conditioning, reason, intellect, survival & security, excuses, justifications, intellectualism, comparison, spiritual narcissism, self-righteousness and a few more and see the space that occurs Beyond Thought into the light of authenticity. Listen I’m guilty of everything I’ve said and listed, yet I touch that place every now and then when aliveness & being are one and the more committed I am the more it happens.
David R Hawkins in his book Power vs. Force says “Apparently, even though one undergoes untold millions of individual experiences in one’s life, only a few lessons (shifts) are usually ever learned. The attainment of wisdom is slow and painful, and few are willing to relinquish familiar views; resistance to change and growth is considerable. It would seem that most people would rather die than alter those belief systems that confine them to a lower levels of consciousness”.
Wherever we are on our consciousness development journey when we become willing students and embrace the seeing of a pattern and decide
to shift to something new & fresh we liberate ourselves, we become lighter, sharper, more present, charismatic and an attractor of positive things David R.Hawkins talks about this true perspective in great detail in the book I’ve already mentioned. The simple awareness that the context alone of consciousness development, awareness creation is bigger than the course, its facilitator’s; the power is inherent in that we would choose to step into the context. That context lifts, that context delivers, that context is an act of love of Self and others. Power yourself up in consciousness, see you there.
Having worked with many companies especially in team dynamics and team evolution you can see how language really does create a lens from which we look through. The amount of myth, hype & conjecture based on assumption and a way of interpreting that is based possibly on historical pain, hurt and misunderstanding is staggering. You find statements such as ”career limiting”, “that’s not possible in THIS organisation”, “last person to speak the truth got pushed out”.
When you look at this statements from a macro perspective and then investigate like a scientist the validity then you can see 9 times out of 10 the statement is simply not true or backed up by real data. Rather it is canteen style perpetuated myth. Even working with a community of coaches I see that we too are still guilty of framing something in a particular way. Example: two coach colleagues talking about another colleague and discussing a feedback required then is termed “political” when possibly it was a conscious conversation coming from care, love & compassion.
The framing it “political” comes embedded with the danger that it actually becomes so as the conversation then turns to politics how companies & corporations are etc. Thus then creating that which did not actually exist in the first place. We are all guilty of this in various degrees.
My point is to take responsibility of how we choose to see and to not superficially jump to a label, a conclusion and rather discover. Have courage to question to explore, to be freed from negative positioning & assumption. To not get lost in clever even intellectual extrapolation where people & perception may be tainted.
The space that opens up when we consciously do not get lost in labelling & story making enables a greater seeing, a greater clarity and also more space for real authentic love of humanity.
The possibility for teams working together is not be limited by what is said, rather to have energy to go and discover; the Stop, Look, Adjust and Move principle, thank you Stephen Norval for that offering. Keep moving forward, keep flowing, keep asking, keep challenging, be up for getting it wrong, failure is required in order for sustainable success. Strap in and enjoy the ride!
If you head up Learning & Development for a multi national or large Financial Services player I delicately suggest that the assumption that conscious leadership, consciousness development, authenticity, consciousness coaching are “not for us” and “not matching our requirements right now” is a massively naive statement. I do see that might have been so if we look backward and make our decisions from times past, however if you have your finger on the pulse of what is happening right now and see what’s heading towards us with some speed, you may reconsider. Take the time to take a breath and connect to the macro perspective of our times from that position you will see the absolute truth that we are entering into a new paradigm. Want to find out more? Contact us.