My interest is in working with you to help deconstruct and dismantle the falseness of beliefs, thus freeing you to live life fully in every sense of Be-ingness.
We view everything in life through our own unique perception, our colored glasses. These perceptions come about from the myriad of beliefs we have learned throughout our lives. Nothing changes when we deconstruct beliefs other than when we shift our perception, the view changes – pretty simple! When you or I have shifts in the way we view people, happenings and our life experiences, this is referred to as a “paradigm shift”.
I believe it’s Wayne Dyer who first said, “Change the way you look at things, and the things you look at change”. So when you experience a paradigm shift within yourself this means there is a fundamental change in the way you view aspects of your life. From this place you become a new you and everything in your life deepens. All your relationships – intimate, family, life itself and most importantly your relationship with yourself – will deepen as will your respect for life. Your joy and gratitude for living will deepen.
Your Truth Will Set You Free!
The only thing keeping you from freedom – the only thing – are the chains of your own beliefs. When you begin to release these, the result is a liberation from the perceived limitations you have lived with for all your life.
In our gatherings, we begin our exploration from the beginning, to gain some insight into just how these beliefs translate out to how we live our lives from our conditioned behaviors and how these have come to be identified as a part of “me”.
We explore the stories of our uniqueness to see how our life decisions have been made within the story. And then we really begin! My role is not to teach you anything. I am not interested in adding to your pile of concepts ruling your life – for me, that would be a dis-service rather than being of service to you. There is no hierarchy here as there is no me better than or higher than or holier than – we’re all in the same soup pot together, as human beings living a human life. The quest is to become a fully living human being. Oddly enough, this is something many go to great lengths to avoid!
The gathering is an exploration of new terrain, not unlike that of the pioneers when they set out to discover parts of the world that many said did not exist. Think of me as being a pointer or marker, a provoker if you want – pointing out from my experiences, as well as using the experiences of others, aspects for your internal investigation.
This is a personal exploration of who you are not (rather than who you have been conditioned to believe you are), and a deepening of understanding of how and where you have been living your life from, so that in your increasing awareness, massive shifts of perception occur.
Self-exploration is as old as humankind. None of this is new, rather the only newness is in the individual discovery to explore. As St. Thomas said so many centuries ago, “He who knows everything except himself lacks everything.”
In this mutual journey, we see the wonder of the mystery of life in all its perfection, and come to appreciate how life unfolds in spite of us while paradoxically offering opportunity to participate from a place of greater awareness. Having an awakening experience does not require a guru nor does it take effort and action; instead it is simple, without effort, which participants discover as they are guided into their own experience. This realization of your true nature becomes a term of reference to fall back on. It is not to say you will live in an awakened state yet having had a taste of this state leads to living life from a vastly different perspective. The search to make life different, the search to make yourself better, the search to change everyone else, is over. Now we’re talking freedom!!
This exploration to know yourself is not for everyone, indeed most are simply not interested in the depth of this type of self inquiry. There is the underlying, albeit often unconscious, realization that if you begin to enter deep self examination changes will occur, which can be viewed as uncomfortable and to be avoided by many. Whether or not this investigation is for you is something only you can answer.
If you are a healthcare practitioner, the non-attachment you will gain from participating in this 2-day intensive will shift your work with your clients. Working with beliefs is an experiential process, about your experience, not anyone else’s, and peeling off some of the layers of protection. Oddly enough, when we know ourselves in a deeper context, it expands the energy available for our interaction with our clients.
We are fortunate to be living in a collective time when many are discussing similar things in terms of raising consciousness. There is nothing new or different about self-exploration or exploring of the Mystery. Many modalities lead to an increase in ones awareness and each person needs to decide for themselves which energy works for them at this time in their growth.
The only way this material can be of use to you is through your own desire to shift. I cannot do that which you need to do for yourself, I can only hold the space for you to do it in by creating a place of safety along with my promise to not collude. Collusion to make you feel good would be one of the greatest disservices of all as it would keep the gift of your unique truth hidden from yourself.
Under the discomfort of laying bare those belief systems in your life which are your chains of limitation, your trauma and drama, lies discovery and excitement to build upon that which you already are and have always been. This is not to say there will not be the up’s and down’s of human existence. Yet shifting the need to make life different results in relaxation into whatever life is in the moment, along with the love, joy and contentment that comes when there is no resistance. In this exploration, I will provoke you, and you are likely to have some uncomfortable moments, yet as you open into that which you already are (to the “yes” of yourself!) your gifts of your true nature become apparent. As my teacher Brugh Joy used to say, “there can be no transformation without crisis”. Beyond this simple statement lies a depth of knowing that comes forward once this is explored.
if you have been exploring your wholeness; if you are willing to be exposed to yourself, to feel vulnerable; if you are willing to open up and live fully; if your desire for freedom from personality and limitation has started to burn; if your Innate knowledge of love and joy is simmering under the surface…..
THEN this is a class for you!
Move the curtain aside and let the sun shine through your window!!
“There is a crack, a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in, that’s how the light gets in.” Leonard Cohen
Your delving into knowing yourself more deeply can continue with one-on-one sessions online following our gathering. I am available to you!
If you are interested in organizing a group in your area, I’d love to come so please send me a message.
I am also doing one-on-one sessions via skype if you prefer not to work with a group.
“What we are about to undertake is an expedition together, a journey of discovery into the most secret recesses of our consciousness. And for such an adventure we must travel light, we cannot burden ourselves with opinions, prejudices, conclusions, that is, with all the baggage that we have collected over the past two thousand years or more. Forget everything you know about yourself; forget everything that you have thought about yourself; we are going to set off as if we know nothing.” Krishnamurti