Regain your power & take back control from the present moment!
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As promised last time; this week I’m looking at awareness & acceptance. This subject, and much more besides, came up in an interview video that I did recently with my dear, dear friend Lisa Winneke.
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Lisa is an author, speaker, truth seeker with qualifications in numerous energy modalities. She is passionate about life and it is with her big heart and love of humans, combined with an innate ability to communicate, that she effortlessly uncovers the gold that exists within people and their lives.
Lisa has been deeply immersed in the world of personal development for well over a decade and has experienced the gifts of deeply transforming oneself from suffering and surviving, to thriving. She brings to the table a real rawness, integrity, authenticity and infectious energy that has people deeply engaged in her conversations and work.
Her inspiration and her ‘why’ is to support people in reconnecting with the immense power that resides within them, and remembering that they are more extraordinary, more beautiful and more powerful than they have ever known.
We got on to talking about my book: Beyond Intention and Lisa asked me at what point my ‘awareness moment’ happened.
To set the scene: I had already made and lost two multi-million pound fortunes by the age of 24. The first time that I lost everything, I was able to take it in my stride. I was confident that, having done it once; I could do it again.
The second time, I just could not bounce back. Principally because my faith in myself was fundamentally shattered. I wound up with a very dark, shadowy form of Imposter Syndrome, that caused me to question why I was even alive! So much of my identity and sense of worth was tied up in that (apparent) failure, that it was all consuming and I actively started seeking ways to end my life.
The position that I was in at the time, maybe I’ll tell you more about down the line, but basically: I was limited in my options. Or rather: I was limited in terms of options that were available to me, that would be effective. I had seen botched attempts and, so acute was my fear of failure; I couldn’t bear the thought of failing at that as well.
This was when I really began to examine why, despite it having made me two enormous fortunes, my methodology had also let me down so spectacularly. My goal initially was to understand, so that I could figure out how to end my life decisively, but it was in that digging deep into myself that I found the basis of what became Beyond Intention.
You see I had worked out that in all my successes and failures, I was the common denominator. I had responsibility for all of the success and the failures. It was in becoming obsessed with understanding why the mental tools that had worked twice in creating me such vast fortunes, had also given me subsequent failures of equal magnitude; that I began to forget that my mission was suicide.
Having faced absolute rock bottom, I spent the subsequent ten years refining my process and improving myself, the ultimate evolution of which was Beyond Intention. I’ve also created Alchemic Life Creation and am starting to share the third in (what I suppose you could call) my trilogy: Lucid Living.
BUT…what was at the root of all this was acceptance! Then later came ‘common denominator theory’, but first and foremost I had to acknowledge where I was at (rock bottom) and accept it! This is all tied to what I say about the present being the only thing that’s true and the only place from where we can create. We have to get anchored in the present first, before we embark on creating something new for ourselves.
As I found out for myself, but is true of literally every single being on the planet: I am at the center of everything I experience, so the most logical place to start, when seeking to effect change is with me.
So in trying to fix my model (Vision, Purpose, Gratitude) that had worked for me up until that point, so that I could use it to effectively end my life: I discovered that the thing that needed fixing about it…was me!
I have Aspergers Syndrome (something I wasn’t diagnosed with until later in my life, after all this) but what this means is that I naturally need frameworks to work within. I suppose you could say that this is what saved me ultimately, but it also gave me the kind of mindset that I needed for creating frameworks for others.
In all of my teachings, methodologies, courses etc… this is where I always get people to start. Because it’s literally where everything starts! You! You regain so much of your power, when you bring your awareness to the present moment and accept that you bear soul responsibility for what has come before, and what you will go on to create next.
So many people run from this responsibility. Why?! It offers you complete agency and dominion over your life, and that’s what you need if you want to create something new for yourself.
This requires us to clear ourselves of energy traps, emotional baggage and to get practicing gratitude! That’s what we’re going to look at next time.
Please show Lisa Winneke some DWD love over on her channel. She has hours of really great content over there, ranging on everything from heart coherence, frequency, surviving violent crime through peace and even sex! It’s the good stuff, it really is.
Till next time everyone…
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