• Deciding Not-To: Stating In The Negative Can Be More Powerful (Breakthrough Manifestation Tool)

    In my last post, I highlighted one of the misguided teachings from mainstream spirituality, the likes of law of attraction and other self-help modalities.  This post follows on to show you another element of such teachings that has been commonly accepted as the gospel truth when it is actually misguided.

    If you’ve been practising spirituality or self-help for a while, chances are that you have been conditioned to immediately transform a negative statement into a positive one.  It has become such a universally-accepted principle that as soon as a negative statement escapes one’s mouth, we can hear a collective gasp … Keep reading

  • What To Do When Nothing Is Showing Up

    Are you in one of those phases when you’ve been waiting for some changes but nothing seems to be happening?  As far as you know, you’ve done all the right things, according to what you know about the laws of manifestation.  You feel you’ve done everything that you’ve been taught – you’ve trusted, surrendered, taken inspired actions, etc. – yet nothing is showing up.

    You’ve even tried doing nothing.  You’ve tried sitting in the void, but the void can be a bitch when all you get is pain or emptiness.  What else is there to do?


    #1  Do something creative.

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  • Tony Robbins Is Wrong: Why Taking Action Is NOT The Most Powerful Way To Shape Your Life

    “The most powerful way to shape our lives is to get ourselves to take action,” says self-help guru Anthony Robbins.

    I like Tony and admire his work; as far as motivational teachers go, few can stoke my inner fire for motivation, and get me going and taking actions quite like him.  But whilst I appreciate the power of taking actions to move towards what we want in life, I disagree that it is the most powerful way to shape our lives.

    There’s a whole lot more involved that needs to be taken into consideration than just making yourself take actions. … Keep reading

  • The Power Of Naming Your Fears

    I was speaking with someone about the role of awareness in preventing the progression of negativity and found myself using the story of Rumpelstiltskin as an analogy. Since then I’ve been reflecting on the lessons we can extract from this fable about dealing with fear.

    Most of you will already know the Brothers Grimm’s story of Rumpelstiltskin.  It goes something like this:

    A man boasts to the king that his daughter can spin straw into gold.  The king locks the girl up in a room full of straw and forces her to do just that.  Should she fail, she’d be … Keep reading

  • Lessons On Fear From Bug-Eating

    I finally ate bugs!  Since discovering that bugs are a culinary specialty in Thailand, I’d been wanting to one day taste them.  I had my first experience of eating an assortment of deep-fried bugs today.  My verdict: they are quite chewy and well-seasoned, slightly buttery in taste.  Not bad.

    Several clients at our centre had been talking about trying bugs and I asked the kitchen staff to buy a variety of them from the market so we could all eat them together (it’s always easier to do something challenging in a group than alone).  A few hours later, I … Keep reading