In the last blog, I talked about finding your purpose. Now, for some people, they feel that there is no purpose for them, that you just go through life, you do your job, your business, your career, whatever it might be, and that’s your life.
Whereas other people are drawn to a state of feeling that “No, actually there has to be something more to life. There has to be something more that I’m here to do. That there’s a reason or a purpose or a meaning for my life, to be here.”
And in the last blog I spoke about, well how can you find your purpose, and the techniques or the methodology that I gave are some of the elements of what I work through with clients. And it’s this methodology that helps people to find what it is that their true purpose is. What is it that best suits them? What it is that they’re here for? And what is their business or their career to be wrapped around what their purpose is?
And I also spoke about in an earlier blog, by way of the different States of Being that we actually go through, but there were two particular states that I want to focus on here. These are the state of Belief and the state of Knowing. And in between these two states, there’s a critical line that shows up or a critical threshold as what sometimes I refer to it as. And it’s when people are moving from the state of Belief into a state of Knowing that this critical line shows up, but it causes an inner anxiousness or an unease or a nervousness within the individual.
So what I want to go through in this blog are some of the elements that come up as a person is transitioning or trying to make sense of this transition from going from a state of Belief, to a state of Knowing, and then moving on to higher states.
And it’s this inner fight that goes on between wanting to hang onto the older state, which is the state of Belief, however wanting to move into the much higher state, which is the state of Knowing.
And I discussed some of the elements in previous blogs that show up in people’s lives as they’re making this transition, but I want to drill down a little bit deeper than that. What I explained was that it’s a bit like you’ve got one individual but the person is split in two. And one half of that person wants to stay in the old world of the state of Belief, whereas the other half of the person wants to move into the much higher world, which is the state of Knowing.
And it’s these two worlds that create this split individual within the one person. And what’s actually happening inside is that the state of consciousness or how the person has been operating for many, many years is fighting to hang on to the old world of how it worked and how it went around, how it did business, or how it did their career, or developed different things and brought about different things into their life. Whereas the other part of themselves is fighting and wanting to move towards a much easier way of doing things. So these two worlds are created by the sense of on one side, you’ve got conscious thinking. And then on the other side, you’ve got unconscious thinking.
Now, as I explained again, in previous blogs, ultimately what The Executive CodeTM does is working from the Executive Center in the brain to connect with the Unconscious mind and therefore also then to connect with the SuperConscious. It’s this unconscious part of us that’s taking in a huge amount of information and it’s helping to guide us throughout our daily lives.
However, the conscious thinking part of ourselves is trying to control everything by way of planning, by way of trying to figure out and work out a way of how it’s going to achieve going from A to Z or its goals or objectives or what it is that it’s setting its mind on. Now, this inner fight that goes on is literally trying to teach us and trying to guide us towards a much easier way of living, which is working from the unconscious mind.
So the more we try and control, and the more we try and plan and try and think about how things should take place is going to cause more angst within ourselves. And the more we surrender and pass over to being led by the unconscious part of ourselves, which is connected to the SuperConscious, the more we allow ourselves to be led by that part of ourselves, the easier life becomes.
Now, it’s a very, very difficult thing for people to get their heads around, but equally, it’s extremely difficult to operate from, because let me put it this way; you’ve been living a particular way for so many years and now you’re being presented with a way, “Well, how do I live in this completely different way going forward?” And ultimately it’s about changing our habits or changing our routines of how we’ve done things in the past.
So like with anything new, it’s unnerving, it’s unsettling. And there may have been things that you’ve tried to do in the past by way of trying to do something new, which has been unnerving and has been unsettling. And until such time it becomes a routine, it takes a bit of time and it takes a bit of practice. So what I want to help you with is to understand what’s going on inside yourself when you’re transitioning between these two states and ultimately understanding and recognizing the symptoms about where you need to be moving to or where you’re being inwardly guided towards.
So ultimately, it’s about forming new habits and a new way of doing things. You’ve been doing the way you’ve worked for such a long time, that it’s a case of, “Now, how do you create those new habits?” Or, “How do you create those new routines in your life?”
But let me put it this way. Let me give you an example. When in the past, you’ve been working on a problem and you’re consciously thinking a way of figuring out that particular problem, to find an answer, to find a solution. And for whatever reason, you just can’t work out what the solution is to that particular problem and you’ve been working on it for days, if not weeks, if not longer than that. And you still can’t come up with the solution to your problem, because you’re again, consciously thinking about it. But then lo and behold, you wake up one morning and as you’re brushing your teeth or as you’re having your shower or whatever it might be, you’re going through your daily routine, what actually happens is that you get an inspired thought into your mind.
And for other people, sometimes it can happen from the perspective when you get woken up during the night. Sometimes, typically between three o’clock in the morning and four o’clock in the morning. All of a sudden you’re fast asleep, but then you get awakened by this inspired thought. Ultimately, what’s happening is that the unconscious mind has been working on that problem and trying to give you the solution to that problem. Hence, the reason why it’s giving you that inspired thought as you’re going about doing something else that’s completely routine.
So this is just an example for you to get your mind around what it is that the unconscious mind does and how it works and how it communicates those inspired thoughts to yourself. So when you understand it from that perspective, then you realize actually, “Okay, so if you hand it over to the unconscious mind, well then we’re tapping into that amazing power of infinite possibilities in order to solve whatever problems that we’re actually trying to solve. But equally in order to actually bring about whatever our goals, our objectives are that we’re actually trying to make manifest.”
So if we were to stop consciously thinking and be led more by our unconscious, well then life becomes an awful lot easier. Now, most people will refer to this as being your gut feeling or your intuition. And there will have been times that you will have had that gut feeling or that intuition piece or that inspired thought. And the question for you is to determine, well, the times that you’ve followed those signals or those nudges or those gut feelings or those moments of intuition, those moments of inspired thought, the times when you followed it, what was the outcome?
I can pretty much guarantee that it was always for the positive, whereas the times that you went against your intuition, your gut feeling, had typically and I would estimate, have also led to the negative part. In my experience, any single time that I’ve gone against my own intuition or my own gut feeling, it has literally come up and smacked me across the face by way of the impact it would actually have if I didn’t follow my gut feeling.
So what I’m encouraging you to do is to look at how can you become more sensitive to your unconscious part of you. The unconscious part that’s bringing in so much more information to yourself and processing so much more information and how it communicates its message to you, to your Executive Center part of your brain, in order to guide you in absolutely every single thing that you do.
So when we’re in this moment of trying to figure out the old world of working our life and controlling our life from our conscious thinking part of ourselves, versus moving into a much different way of doing things, which is being led by our unconscious side or our intuition side or gut feeling, whatever terminology that sits best for you or how you best understand it or can conceptualize how it works; the more you move into that and the more you move from your conscious thinking into your unconscious thinking, the easier your life is actually going to be.
So that moment of where you’re moving from the state of Belief into the state of Knowing is that unease in between … It’s like moving between two different stools. It’s so different. And what shows up in our lives is this inner sense of restlessness, because ultimately what’s happening is our unconscious mind is trying to guide us towards something greater, something much bigger than ourselves. It’s our purpose, is what I described in a previous blog. And this inner restlessness is an inner feeling that, “Do you know what, what I’m doing right now doesn’t feel right. Whatever I’m doing right now in my business or my career is not what I want to be doing … I should be doing something different. Or there’s just an unease in what it is that I’m doing.” And you’re being led to do something else. You’re being led to explore a new avenue, different opportunities.
Now, it may not be completely radical. It may just be a slight change in how you’re doing your business or how you’re developing your career. And ultimately, it’s trying to guide you in a different direction. In some people, that difference can be huge in the sense of where it’s trying to guide them to. That can be huge, but in the vast majority of the cases, it’s actually very, very slight. So this restlessness that we feel inside is actually trying to guide us. If you were to listen to that feeling, it’s a case of you’re doing something right now at the moment, it’s not comfortable, so therefore let’s do something else to be more comfortable. So that’s how that feeling of restlessness starts to come up.
What also happens is we get a lack of focus or a lack of direction that if we look at previously in your life, there may be cases whereby you knew what you were doing in your business, you knew what you were doing in your career, you knew where you were going, what position you were going to go for, how much turnover you’re going to bring, how much products or services you were going to sell, all these kinds of such things. That was very, very clear for you in relation to the vision that you would have had for your business or your career.
But then in this moment where you’re moving from a state of Belief into a state of Knowing, that lack of focus or that lack of direction starts to come up, because we start to question where we’re going or what direction we should be going in. And ultimately, what we’re looking for is that image or that picture of where we should be heading, the new course for our business or for our career.
So a lot of people spend a lot of time in actually searching out what does that end image look like, or what does that end vision look like? Here’s the hardest part for a lot of people to get their head around. You won’t get that image for yourself. You won’t get that end goal for yourself because ultimately, what your unconscious mind is trying to teach you is to trust your unconscious mind and to know what it is that it’s guiding you towards and to literally just have complete faith in your unconscious mind guiding you towards that. If it was to give you a vision or an image or a direction or an end goal, well then the fun is taken out of it, which again I spoke about the game of life and the snakes and ladders in a previous blog in talking from the perspective of life is a game. The more we are given that end goal or that end picture, well then the fun is gone out of our game of life.
So that’s the reason why it doesn’t give an end image. And the whole reason is to get you moving towards, and to just surrender and to trust that you’re being guided every single step of the way. But the more you flick back to working from your conscious mind, well then the more things are going to be distracting, more unnerving, more anxious. So all those negative emotions will start to appear. The more you trust and have faith of your unconscious mind to where you’re actually being guided to inwardly, the easier it is for things to happen.
Another sense of a feeling that comes up is the sense that I’m at the crossroads. Now, whether in your mind you can picture a crossroads or whether it’s a Y junction, whatever that image is for you, but it’s this sense of an inner feeling of, “I either go down one path or I go down the other path. And it’s trying to decide which path I go on.”
And I’m going to talk a little bit about this in a future blog, but it’s just this inner feeling of trying to make a choice. And some choices are a lot easier to make, whereas other choices become a lot more difficult to actually make because it’s perhaps maybe having that leap of faith of what it is that you’re being guided to move into or what you’re being drawn to move into. So it’s just that sense of trying to make a decision or trying to figure out, “Well, what path do I take?” Or, “What’s the route that I should take in my life or in my business or in my career?” Whatever it might be, it’s just that sense of being at the crossroads.
Now what this can lead to as well is just a sense of being depressed or being that there’s, “What is the point in my life, just this meaninglessness?” It’s a sense of trying to find meaning in our life, but not actually finding it. And it’s a case of, “I’m not being fulfilled. What is the point in life?” And these are the kind of questions that start to come up as you shift from a state of Belief to a state of Knowing.
And in the sense of what’s the purpose, or what’s my meaning, why am I here, what’s the point of it or a wanting perhaps in some respects, trying to “check out” and just feeling of lack of motivation in what it is that you’re doing. And you could be working a business or working in your career and over a period of time, you say, “Actually, do you know what? I don’t enjoy what I’m doing anymore. I don’t get the same buzz or the same fulfilment or that same sense of that I’m making a difference or I’m getting meaning from the business or the career that you’ve been creating for either a number of years or quite a long period of time.”
Really what’s happening is you’re being shifted over to actually a different track and being asked to pivot your business or to pivot your career, to go in a different direction. And in that moment, when we start to question, “Well, what is it that I’m doing and why do I not get any fulfilment or meaning from what it is that I’m doing?” If we didn’t have those feelings, it wouldn’t cause us to change to a new direction, hence the reason why that feeling is coming up.
All these feelings ultimately are a feedback mechanism to ourselves that we’re not living in equilibrium. We’re not living in our purpose. We’re not living in the way that we’re meant to be living.
So all these emotions are literally feedback mechanisms to ourselves, from our unconscious mind to guide us in a new direction. What also tends to come up is this fear and this anxiety of, “What does the future hold and where am I going?” And again, those feelings and emotions are there to guide us in a slightly different line or different track. Other emotions that also start to come up is just this feeling of, “Actually, do you know what, I’m doing this business, I’m doing this career, but I just feel like I’m on a treadmill that I’m just going from day to day, to day to day. And all I’m doing is either just paying the bills or just doing what my business or what my career is and this feeling of just being on the treadmill or on this being on a hamster wheel” are again, the kind of things that come up between these two states of Belief and Knowing.
And it’s also one of the things that leads into that feeling of imposter syndrome, whereby we’re presenting to the outside world that everything is fine, everything’s great and we’re on top of things and we’re able to control everything in our life and everything within our business and our career, and we’re performing at our best. But inwardly, we have all these questions coming up in our life and showing up and wanting us to go in a different direction and to search out what it is that we’re supposed to be doing and where we’re supposed to be going. So that feeling of feeling like an imposter starts to show more so in between these two particular states. But ultimately what’s happening is that there’s an inner desire of wanting to make an impact. And you’ll see this build up within an individual where they look at maybe volunteer work or look to try and make more of an impact in other people’s lives.
It’s this guidance towards, we want to make an impact, we want to leave a legacy, we want to develop something for ourselves in order to make a difference and to be remembered in other people’s lives. And there’s this question that “I’m just not living my full potential.” And that we’re here for a much bigger reason that you’re here to literally achieve much, much more. And believe me, every single person that I’ve come across, there is so much more that they’re absolutely here to achieve. It’s just phenomenal what the potential is for them when I see their purpose, when I see the image of where they’re supposed to be. The potential for them is absolutely phenomenal. So it’s no surprise to me when I hear somebody coming to me and say, “I just feel I’m not reaching my full potential,” because the gap that I can see between where they are, either in their business or career, even though they may be massively successful in their business or career, the gap between that and the potential that they’re absolutely to achieve is phenomenal.
It’s just amazing what they’re being guided towards and what that image looks like from my perspective. When a person is going through this period of time, it’s a case of, they just can’t put their finger on what they should be doing. And therefore, those searching questions start to show up by way of, “What does the image of what it is that I’m supposed to be doing look like?” I can’t put my finger on it, but they’re guided towards something, something greater, but they can’t put a finger on it. And hence the reason why they do a lot of different activities and they read a lot of different books and go on different courses and travel around the world, trying to “find themselves” or find it, what it is that they’re supposed to be doing and waiting for somebody to tell them what it is that they’re supposed to be doing in their life.
It’s easy for me because I get those images for people, but for other people where they can’t get the direction for themselves, then that can be extremely unnerving. So they can go through long periods of time of trying to search for themselves of what it is that you’re supposed to be doing. And they still can’t put their finger on it. But in the previous blog, I explained a little bit more about what you can actually do to try and find that for yourself. And what is it that your Internal Priorities are saying, what is it that your Telso is, what your purpose is and so on. So these are ways that you can actually find that out for yourself. That’s very quick and very, very easy in order to actually get you that sense of direction for yourself. But these are just some of the symptoms that show up in people’s lives.
Now, when I’m working with my clients, and I actually explained this in the first book that I wrote, and first book called EVOLVE. And I gave the analogy of the feather, the brick, and the truck. Now ultimately what’s happening, I use this analogy because it gets the message very quickly across for people. Now, if you can imagine you’ve got a feather, and you can also imagine a brick, and you can also imagine a truck. So let me describe each one of them and ultimately what’s happening. So if you can imagine the feather, the feather is so light. If you imagine the touch of a feather, it’s so, so light. Ultimately, what happens is the unconscious mind is trying to give us nudges. It’s trying to guide us in a particular way. It’s trying to direct us in a particular way. And it starts off like the feather, meaning just those light touches.
Now, how it comes about in our life is that we get that inspired thought or we get ideas into our mind of what it is that we should be doing. And it can be just an action or just something that we maybe should be sending an email over to somebody, or make a phone call or some thought that comes in our mind saying that, “Oh my God, wouldn’t it be great if I did X in my business?” And then we just forget about those thoughts. We just either don’t take note of them, we don’t write them down, or we just ignore them and we just move on to something else. We just forget about them. So those feathers, those nudges that come as feathers can come as ideas or inspiration, or we could be having a conversation with somebody and the person passes a comment and something within ourselves lights up from the comment that’s just been passed.
And we just get this surge of energy within ourselves saying, “Oh my God, maybe I should be doing something there.” There’s something that they said that makes a difference for ourselves inwardly or internally. We could be watching a movie or reading a book or just in this group and having a conversation and whatever the conversation is taking place, something can happen within that conversation that gets a surge within ourselves to say, “Actually, do you know what, maybe I should take note of what’s being said, write it down or take action or whatever it is.” But again, if we ignore it, we just forget about it and we just move on throughout our day. But they’re so light that it’s like the touch of a feather.
Now, if we don’t listen to the feathers, the brick comes along. Now you can imagine, the brick is a little bit more subtle than the feather. Now the brick shows up in the format of a sickness. Now it can be a temporary sickness, we can get over it, but it can hold us back or impact us for a short period of time. It can be in our business. It could be the loss of a big client that we need a long period of time to recover from. There are some clients that we could lose within a business whereby it could take months and months and months in order to actually recover from that loss of income. And because of that, it actually stops us in our track, in what we’re actually doing. It could be the accident that literally has us laying down in bed or in hospital, trying to figure out and trying to just stop us in what we’re doing, so therefore we can’t do our business, or we can’t do our career building.
It’s literally, we’re confined to our bed, whether it be at home or in the hospital. And it’s those weeks or months that we’re actually just given the space to start looking inwardly and thinking and contemplating of a better life and so on. And these are just things that they set us back, but we can overcome them relatively easily. But it does leave a mark.
Now, if we don’t listen to the brick and we don’t listen to the feathers, well, the truck comes along. And believe me, in my experience in working with so many different people over the years, you don’t want the truck to come along. Because the truck shows up in the form of a divorce, a separation, a redundancy in a career whereby it’s been thrown upon us and we have to make a change. It’s that serious illness, that unlike say the accident or the previous sickness that we may have had before by way of the brick, this serious illness literally does stop us in our tracks. And in some cases, we can overcome it.
Or other cases, literally we have to live with that illness for the rest of our days. It could be the business failure. It could be literally everything is being stripped away from us and that’s the truck. It literally just stops us completely and firmly in our tracks, and we have to do something completely, radically different at that stage.
Now these are the three types of unconscious signals or unconscious nudges that happen in people’s lives. And I’ve seen this so many times as I’ve observed, and as I’ve worked with different clients over the years. So again, just keep in mind by way of, the feathers or the bricks or the trucks.
Now, I’m sure there are moments in your life where you have encountered feathers, bricks, and trucks and it would be good to remember each one of those that showed up in your life, and for you to recall and find the evidence in your own life and recognize, “I did have those inspired thoughts, but I never did anything about them.”
Or maybe you did get inspired thoughts. You did do something about them. And they turned out to be extremely fruitful. Or the bricks have shown up in your life and try to identify them. And if trucks have come your way, well then identify what those trucks are, and what was it trying to guide you towards or what was the change that it was asking you to do in your life in order to bring your path in a new way?
Now, when you followed them, when you followed the bricks and the trucks and the feathers, and you did take action from the inspired thoughts, well then I can pretty much guarantee that it did work out.
But when you didn’t, well then what was the impact? What happened in your life or what was the difference in your life when you didn’t follow those nudges? It would be worth to start to think about. And if there are any feathers, bricks, or trucks showing up in your life right now at the moment, what is it trying to guide you towards? What direction is it trying to bring you to?
Now, we’re all going through this COVID-19 pandemic right now at the moment, and I can absolutely say that the sense that I got from the very start of when this happened, in the first couple of weeks of when the pandemic hit was this sense that this is actually calling people forward to step into their purpose, to step up into what it is they’re absolutely meant to be doing. When I ran a webinar series and I said this in the first webinar, I expressed the feeling that I got from the point of view of this pandemic, while it’s having a major impact on everybody right across the world, my sense of it all was that part of what was coming out of the pandemic was it was actually getting people to step up into their power, for them to reach their full potential and to step into their purpose.
And the weeks that followed, the conversations that started to unfold and the conversations that I started to have with new people that were coming my way and the feeling of, “Where am I going? What’s happening in my business or what’s happening in my career?”, it was this inner desire for them to actually do something slightly different or completely different within their business or within their career. So for me, I saw this actually play out and happen by way of, it is actually asking people to step up into their purpose.
So when you look at your space right now at the moment and where you are in your business or your life, what is it that you’re being called towards? What is it that it’s asking you to change? And what has been that inner desire for yourself to do differently, to move towards something different.
And while a lot of us are working remotely or working from home or the new working remotely, while we’re in this space … for some people, they do get time out to say, “Actually, what am I doing? Maybe I should change things of how I’m doing things in either in my business or in my life or in my career.” It’s giving people that space to ask those questions and to contemplate on what it is that they’re supposed to be doing.
And before we all get back to, for want of a better word, the new normal and as I said, there is no such thing as a normal. But as we move back and into our lives again and things start to open up again, how different do you want your life to be?
And if you’re to listen closely to what those nudges are saying to you, what your unconscious mind is actually trying to communicate with you, it’s actually asking you right now at the moment, “How do you want your life to be different? How do you want your business or your career to be different? What have you suppressed within yourself that you wanted to express over many, many years but just haven’t had that ability to actually achieve or find a way of actually going after what it is that you’re being drawn towards?”
Ask yourself those kinds of questions. But next, once you’ve got a sense of what that new direction is for you, well then what is it that you need to do to take action? What are the steps that you need to take right now? Just those first few steps, what’s the action that you need to take? In some cases, maybe just reaching out to somebody or in some cases maybe, “Actually, do you know what, I need to change my messaging about what it is that I do in my business.” Whatever it is for you, whatever comes up for you, and the more you surrender and allow to be guided by your unconscious, the more it’s going to give you those inspired thoughts to give you what the next actions that you’re to take. But for some people, it holds them back. So the question I have for you then is, well what is actually holding you back?
And if you’re able to pinpoint what’s actually holding you back, once you can identify it, then something can be done about it, meaning an action or something can be done in order to dissolve what it is that’s actually holding you back. Because there’s no doubt you’re to step into your purpose. There’s no doubt that if you’re reading this particular blog and you’ve read previous blogs of what I’ve been guiding you towards and moving towards you stepping into who you are, stepping into your purpose, stepping into you absolutely achieving your full potential. If you absolutely listen to this, it means that your inner questioning is literally getting you to try and move onto a track for you. Your purpose. For you to live your purpose. For you to reach your full potential. For you to literally make manifest your full potential, whether it be in your business or in your career.
That’s what you’re here for. So what is it that’s holding you back? And when you decide, and you can specify and identify what it is that is holding you back, well then you can go about and dissolve it. Then you can go about getting over that obstacle of what you perceive is actually holding you back. These are just some of the questions that you can ponder for yourself. They’re very specific questions, but it’s important that you ponder on them and look for the inward answer. The inward answer, what I mean by that is communicating with your unconscious. Don’t consciously think about the answers to these questions, unconsciously summon up the answers to the questions, and the more you ponder on them and seek the answers to the questions, well then the more you’re going to be guided. And it’s taking that leap and that move towards that state of Knowing that will move you up to much higher states.
Have you ever considered what your life purpose is?
For some they see their life purpose as to get up in the morning – run their business – pay the bills – enjoy what their doing, their hobbies, their sports, their family – and then go back to bed. Only to get up the next day and do it all over again.
Day after day – doing the same thing – pretty much in a routine – work, play, rest.
And even if you don’t seek out finding a purpose for your life, can you imagine what your life could be like if you did have a higher purpose. A purpose much greater than yourself.
Then there are others that something shows up in their life, that triggers them to think – well what am I doing with my life. Where am I going. What’s the point of what I’m doing. There has to be more to this than just work, rest and play – right?
That’s when they’ve hit the critical threshold line that I spoke about on a previous blog.
They fluctuate between being consumed in their work – to contemplating the bigger questions in life – like what is the meaning in life, what is the purpose, what are we here for, what am I here for, what is the purpose of me being here?
And for them they search for what is going to bring them meaning in their life, purpose in their life – to find out what the big grand plan is for their life.
And this search can take years, a lot of navel gazing, and a lot of expense in books, courses, guides….or traveling to remote places to “find themselves”.
But even after doing all that they still come back to the same question – what is my life purpose.
What am I to do with my life?
If I only have one life, I should make it count. I should make it matter.
And for many it’s about a desire to make a difference, to leave a legacy – but ultimately that leads to an inner desire to be remembered. So that when we’re gone, people will still remember us. They won’t forget that we existed. That we meant something while we were living. That we won’t be forgotten.
And typically we’ll look to people that we do remember in our lifetimes. And we normally start with the well known people like Martin Luther King and his I have a dream speech. Or the Wright Brothers that flew across the Atlantic and landed in a small village called Clifden. Or Nelson Mandela for his resolve, his transformation and his way of being after he had been imprisoned for 27 years.
There are so many that we look up to as leaders and as people that have made a difference – both young and old – both male and female.
We still remember them. They’ve left a legacy. They’ve made their mark on the world. There’s still a part of them that is still here.
And then we might be drawn to the people that have been closer to our own lives – it could have been a grandparent, a parent, a sibling, a friend, a boss, a stranger. And there might be something that they said or did or somewhat that they helped alter the course of our life for the better – and we still remember the moment they had that impact. We can still bring to mind where it was, what they said, who was there, how it took place, and more importantly how it made us feel inside.
They made a difference in our lives. They had an impact. We still remember them. They left a legacy.
You see, it doesn’t matter how large or how small the difference was in terms of the numbers of people that we make a difference for, or that we’ve impacted, or that remember us – it’s the fact that we did.
That we took the time out to make that difference. That we decided that that’s what our life is about. That our intention was to make a difference for someone else – to make their lives better in some way.
There was a story that was told to me by one of my mentors
Imagine for a moment a picture made with mosaic tiles, a spectacular picture with hundreds of pieces, of all shapes, colours and sizes. Together, they make up the most amazing picture. As a complete picture, it’s beautiful and whole. But you then notice that one of the pieces is loose. So you go over and you take that piece away.
Now imagine the picture. It’s not so beautiful anymore, is it? You can see the space that has been left behind by that one missing mosaic tile. The overall picture doesn’t quite look right and the colours don’t seem to be as radient and vibrant anymore. It’s just not the same amazing picture as it was before, when all the pieces were there in their correct place. Even though it was a tiny piece that you removed, it has a dramatic effect on the beauty of the picture.
Although you may look at your life as being small, perhaps that you’re not making millions in your business or fighting the great cause of the vulnerable, one thing is for sure, no matter how small you feel in the world, you make a massive difference to how the world works. You have a big impact on the people you meet and interact with, even though you might not even see it at the time. Those small acts that you take for granted become tidal waves in this big amazing world of ours. Just like the missing mosaic tile, if you don’t play your part in the world, it won’t look as amazing as it could do.
So if we are all part of a bigger plan and journey, and we have a part to play in this world, how do we find out what that plan is? How do we find our purpose in what we are doing with our lives? How do we bring meaning and fulfilment to our lives?
Victor Frankl as you might know is a person that survived the concentration camp, when many others around him didn’t. And in his book, “Man’s search for meaning”, he refers to the fact that it’s the meaning we give things in life, that gives us meaning in our life.
Others speak about that you must first find your why – why you’re doing what you’re doing. And that if you find your why, then everything will transform from there.
While others talk about finding your passion, and this will lead to your life purpose.
And then there are those that say there is no purpose to be found!
Honestly, none of these worked for me. And they didn’t work for my clients either.
Firstly, there are a lot of things I’m passionate about, and the vast majority are not in line with my life purpose – for example my passion for red wine or my passion for all things flight related have nothing to do with my life purpose. What I have found, which is the opposite to conventional, is that passion follows finding your life purpose. When you’re on your life purpose, your passion grows and grows exponentially the more and more you are on your purpose. So there can be many people chasing their passions, in the hope that they will find their life purpose, whereas it’s the other way around.
Because ultimately what can be interpreted is that if we give enough of a meaning to something, then we can make anything our purpose.
But having an overriding meaning in real terms, that makes a difference, that compels us to be driven – is to answer a fundamental question for ourselves.
When it came to Edison – his overriding question was to find out how to use electrical current to bring light. The Wright brothers overriding question was to find out how to fly. Martin Luther King’s overriding question was how to have blacks treated no differently to whites. Victor Frankl’s overriding question was to find the answer to what would bring a focus to an individual so much so that everything else around them became meaningless and therefore drove them to keep living.
You see we all have an overriding question to be fulfilled within ourselves. But we then go about looking for the answer to the wrong question.
We look for the answer to the question of what is our life purpose – when in fact we don’t spend time to realise that there are other questions that we’re trying to find the answer to. That inwardly we’re driven to find the answer to. Which when we find the answer, will then make the difference for others.
Ultimately your overarching purpose in life is to be you, to experience, to live life fully, to love, to evolve.
Yet each and every word that I just said, has a much more deeper meaning than at first glance.
Our purpose in life is to be you, your unique you. To experience fully. To live life fully. To love and to evolve.
I’m likely to come back to these and what they fully mean in later blogs – as they are such critical messages.
Other than that, while others don’t believe we have a defined life purpose, I believe that we do have a life purpose. We have a mission to fulfil. And one that drives us forward to achieve it and one that brings maximum meaning and fulfilment to our lives.
How do I know?
Well, in the second blog I mentioned that I was the seventh son to be born in my family.
But let me reveal a bit more about myself which becomes relevant to when we’re talking about our purpose in life.
Yes I was the seventh son to be born in my family. But I’m also the seventh son of the seventh child, which was also the seventh child.
Now in Ireland there is a lot of mythology around the seventh son regarding healing abilities and the likes. But let me tell you some of how it is expressed for me.
There are two main things – since I was as young as I can remember, I had what I call knowings or downloads. And second I was able to pick up empathically what an individual was feeling deep inside themselves.
It’s these knowings and empathic feelings that gave rise to some of the causes for my depression and suicide ideation. Not all of it, but some of it.
Now how this worked in my favour was that while others referred to be as being really lucky and successful, I knew differently.
It has been the reason why I’ve had such a success rate in turning companies around. In fact I’ve turned around every company I’ve worked with.
But more importantly when I work with clients, I get, again what I refer to as knowings and downloads for my clients. Not all the time and not for every client, but for the majority.
And these downloads give me the information and the images of what is needed for my clients to be on their right path. To be on their life purpose.
The images I get of what they’re meant to do in terms of the impact and what they’re life is to look like, are mind-blowing. What I mean by that, is that they are so amazing.
And each time I get my clients on their right path, the results that they get and the difference it makes for them personally are amazing.
And there have been some clients that didn’t take on board the information I shared with them, and that’s ok, because that’s where free will comes into play.
But in the early years – I had to keep all of this a secret. After all it’s not something a client expects from a business consultant.
And being so highly intuitive has made it open to so much ridicule. And that coupled with the empathetic feelings I was picking up – was leading to a very unpleasant life.
And when I did describe the images that I received in the downloads and knowings to my clients – because they were so amazing in terms of the difference I was seeing them making in the world – their first response was that they didn’t have the confidence or the courage to do that.
So I had to learn a different way of communicating with my clients so as to make sure they were put on the right track for them, and also so that they wouldn’t get scared.
And on top of that I doubted myself so much as I questioned was it just my conscious mind making it up.
So part of the work and the research I’ve done over the years has been to discover ways of finding the evidence in peoples lives that would give them all the information that they needed to find their own true life purpose.
They might not see the end outcome or the significant difference they are to make in peoples lives, but at least they would be on the right track.
If I found the evidence, that evidence then became the breadcrumbs so to speak, for them to find their way home – home to where they are meant to be in life, to being on the right track, on their life purpose.
So what is it that brings meaning and fulfilment?
Well let’s begin with meaning.
You see, teleology is the study of purpose and meaning.
The highest purpose is what the Greek philosophers referred to as the Telos, or the “end in mind”. Or what I call your North Star.
This Telos or North star is what you are most inspired to fulfil.
Napoleon Hill called your highest priority ‘your chief aim in life’.
So whatever your highest internal priority is, you are inspired from within to fulfil. You are unconsciously driven to fulfil the most.
I spoke about your highest internal priorities on the previous blog. These internal priorities are unique to you.
When you marry your highest internal priorities with the overriding question you are seeking to fulfil, then you have your link, your connection to your life purpose. It’s how you achieve maximum fulfilment in life.
Let me say that again – your highest internal priorities are what you are most inspired to fulfil within. Your overriding question that you seek to fulfil the answer to, is your connection to becoming and fulfilling your life purpose.
When you are doing work that is in line with fulfilling that overriding question, and that is in line with your highest internal priorities, then you are most inspired to accomplish your mission. It is where you achieve maximum fulfilment. It becomes your mission in life to fulfil.
And as I said in the previous blog, when you are working in line with your internal priorities, then you are activating your executive centre the most.
When you are activating your executive centre the most – you are more creative, more innovative, more motivated, more objective. And when you are aligned with your unconscious and your SuperConscious, you are inspired more, and find it easier to discover the fastest, easiest and less costly way of achieving your purpose.
When you turn your life purpose into your career or your business, you are then building a legacy, making a difference, and impacting many more peoples lives.
And when your business or career is serving ever more increasing numbers of people, then that’s when you achieve the levels of success that others refer to as being success.
If we take Bill Gates as an example – his overriding question was how could he put the power of a computer into the hands of everyone around the world. His purpose and vision was to see a computer in every home.
Steve Jobs overriding question was how could he enable every person to display and demonstrate their own unique personality. His purpose and vision was to break the norm and not fit into the status quo and to put the power into peoples hands whether it be in terms of their computer, their iPod, their iPhone.
Find your unique personal internal priorities and your overriding question that you’re looking to fulfil, and you’re well on your way to finding your true life purpose and mission in life.
As the world prepares for a new normal, it’s fair to say that the mental health of everyone has had many challenges over the past three months. And while coping with change can be very difficult for a lot of people, we will in fact need to face more changes and more uncertainty in the months to come.
Will we return to normal, or a new normal? My wife once told me that the only “normal” there is, is the cycle on a washing machine!
And she is so right.
And while many people might be struggling on the inside, there’s the tendency to put on a “brave face” to the outside world – for our colleagues, our staff, our clients and our suppliers. And all of this tension can also lead to one feeling like an imposter – where we present a facsimile of a person that is coping, yet on the inside, the reality is very different.
There are many programs and initiatives for staff to help deal with mental health, fear, stress, anxiety, and depression; such as mindfulness, meditation, yoga, exercise, and many others.
But what about the business owners and the managers that in many cases, don’t get to avail of, or have time to benefit from these mental health initiatives themselves – what happens for them? What can they do? And more so than staff, they have to maintain that “brave face”. After all, they need to show leadership. They can’t be seen to be weak.
And how is it that some business owners and managers thrive, even in a challenging economic market, while others struggle?
Well that’s been part of my study for over thirty years while working with high-level executives and business owners; and what has been incorporated into what I call The Executive Code, where the science and research forms the most comprehensive and practical methodology available.
So where does one start?
Well, we are all unique. There is no “normal”. And with us being unique we also have a unique set of what I call internal priorities.
Let’s go back to the Greek philosophers.
Aristotle referred to the fact that each individual has an inner desire to fill what is empty in their life. What is most void in our life. We seek to fill what is empty, i.e. we seek to fill these voids. Many of which were created in the formative years of our upbringing.
The voids which are most empty in our life, we will unconsciously want to fill the most. In other words, we unconsciously prioritise these voids. And we unconsciously seek out ways to fill these voids.
When we fill these voids or this inner emptiness in our life, then we are filled. We are full-filled. This is how personal fulfilment is achieved.
So in order to obtain maximum personal fulfilment, we must fill our voids in accordance with the voids that are of most priority.
And because we are unconsciously seeking out ways to fill these voids in line with what is of most priority, we therefore have what I refer to as a set of internal priorities.
It is also these internal priorities that our unconscious is actively getting the executive centre part of our brain to make manifest. The executive centre in our brain is located in the prefrontal cortex. It’s responsible for organisation, innovation, objectivity and execution of actions; in the fastest, easiest and less costly way. What I mean by less costly is in terms of all the resources that are needed – time, energy, effort.
It is our internal priorities that activates most effectively the executive centre part of our brain. And while our conscious mind processes 50 bits of information per second, our unconscious mind processes 11 million bits of information per second.
Therefore when it comes to wanting your mental health to be high and to operate at your full potential, achieving maximum fulfilment, being more innovative, objective and organised, and achieving your goals in the fastest, easiest and less costly way possible – then it makes sense to be operating from the executive centre part of your brain and developing your connection with your unconscious. And it is even more important to be doing so when faced with challenges to our business or our livelihoods such as in a pandemic situation or a recession.
Yet in my experience, of all the individuals, executives and business owners that I’ve worked with and observed, over 90% of them don’t operate in line with their internal priorities and their executive centre. And this is the main reason they struggle, while others thrive.
For many people that are not operating from their personal internal priorities, it can lead to them feeling a lack of fulfilment or meaning in their life. Or a sense that they’ve lost their mojo. That they can’t find their purpose or focus in life. As a result their mental health suffers significantly.
The reason being is that your unconscious is trying to fill these voids, and if the person is not working in line with their personal internal priorities, then these voids are not being filled.
Your internal priorities also form your unconscious blueprint when it comes to your relationships, your finances, your business, your health – everything in your life. It is these internal priorities that leads us to discover your true purpose and mission in life.
So when we consciously know our internal priorities, and we mould our business or our career around our internal priorities, two main things are happening.
We are filling our personal voids the most, and therefore we are achieving maximum person fulfilment.
And secondly, we are utilising our executive centre the most and beginning to open the connection to our unconscious, and in turn to the superconscious. And with this alignment, it enables us to achieve our vision, our goals and our objectives in the fastest, easiest and less costly way.
When this is done, the results that clients get are amazing. And apart from the personal fulfilment that they get, life becomes easier for them.
So if our internal priorities are operating from an unconscious level, how do we become aware of them so that we can build our business or career around them?
Well, we look for the evidence in our lives.
Through a series of specific questions and by drilling down on the answers, we’re able to find the evidence that is in our life of what our unconscious is trying to fill the most in our lives, both externally and internally.
Externally in terms of our environment, how we spend our time, how we spend our money, how we use our energy, and how we communicate with others.
And also internally. Our thoughts, our dreams and aspirations, our internal energy and also our internal communication – that little voice inside our heads.
When you know your own unique set of internal priorities, and you build your business, your career, your life around them, then that’s when you’re more motivated, more driven to achieve, more inspired to take action. That’s when you get maximum fulfilment in your life and you are expressing your true authentic self. You are bringing yourself, your executive centre, your unconscious and the superconscious more into alignment. You’re more creative, more innovative, and more objective. It’s your true authentic inner leader.
Then when it comes to challenges that show up in your life like recessions, pandemics, redundancies, health issues, financial loss – whatever it is, when you’re operating in this way, then what you see are opportunities while others see failures. And while others see challenges, you see springboards to higher levels.
It’s what makes the difference between the person that struggles, versus the person that is thriving. That’s the best way owners and managers can look after their wellbeing and mental health.
How do we become our authentic self, and what is it that gets us operating from the executive centre part of the brain more consistently and more sustainably?
And what is it that helps bring our life pendulum into equilibrium more easily?
Well, let’s go back to the Greek philosophers.
Aristotle referred to the fact that each individual has an inner desire to fill what is empty in their life. What is most void in our life.
We seek to fill what is empty. We seek to fill our voids.
The voids which are most empty in our life, we will want to fill the most. In other words, we prioritise the voids we want to fill the most.
And we unconsciously seek out ways to fill these voids. Ways to fill this inner emptiness in our life.
When we fill these voids, or this inner emptiness in our life, then we are filled. We are fulfilled. This is where personal fulfilment derivers from.
So in order to obtain maximum personal fulfilment, we must fill our voids in accordance with the voids that are of most priority.
And because we are unconsciously seeking out ways to fill these voids in line with what is unconsciously of most priority, we therefore, have what I refer to as a set of unconscious internal priorities.
It is our highest unconscious internal priorities that we are seeking to full-fill the most. It is by filling these internal priorities the most, that we achieve the most personal fulfilment, and we become our authentic self.
It is these unconscious internal priorities that our unconscious is actively getting our executive centre of our brain to make manifest.
Our internal priorities are what activates most effectively the executive centre part of our brain.
And when it comes to the executive code, it is this channel between the unconscious and the executive centre in the brain that we want to maximise the most, as I referred to in earlier blogs.
Because each person’s life is unique to them, they have a unique set of internal priorities.
Even if you have twins growing up in the same home, experiencing the same life, they each will have a unique set of internal priorities. The reason being is that each sibling will have their own perceptions of different events and moments in their lives.
So while two people can observe and be part of the same moment or event, each of them will have a different perception of that same moment or event.
So a person’s internal priorities are unique to them. They are fingerprint specific. It is their authentic self.
And for many people that are unaware of what their personal internal priorities are, it can lead to them feeling a lack of fulfilment or meaning in their life. Or a sense that they’ve lost their mojo. That they can’t find their purpose or focus in life.
The reason being is that your unconscious is trying to fill these voids, and if the person is not working in line with their personal internal priorities, then these voids are not being filled. Therefore there is no fulfilment.
Your internal priorities are also your unconscious view of the world – they’re how you perceive and judge others, what you pursue in life, and how you make decisions.
They form your unconscious blueprint!
You authentic self blueprint.
Your unconscious patterns when it comes to your relationships, your finances, your business, your health – everything in your life.
So when we consciously know our internal priorities, and we mould our business or our career around our internal priorities two main things are happening.
We are filling our personal voids the most, and therefore we are achieving maximum person fulfilment.
And secondly, we are utilising our executive centre the most.
And remember what I said in earlier blogs, our executive centre is what gives us our results in a faster, easier and less costly way.
As a result of operating from our executive centre, we are more creative, more innovative and more objective.
So if we want to achieve anything in life, and we want to achieve it in the fastest, easiest and less costly way – then it needs to be in line with our personal internal priorities.
If we do this while keeping our life pendulum that I spoke about in the previous blog in equilibrium, we are then also in sync between our executive centre, our unconscious and the SuperConscious. This is where true alchemy lies. This is where true mastery lies.
Also when we are aligned with our internal priorities, we are aligned with our true selves. The true essence of who we are. Our authentic self.
This is one of the main reasons why so many people suffer from imposter syndrome. Because they are doing a business or a career that is not fully aligned to who they truly are. Their authentic self. Their inner voice, their gut feeling, their intuition, knows it to be false, to be out of alignment, and therefore they feel inwardly that they are a fraud. With that inner feeling of being a fraud, they will never achieve the levels of success that they desire, because they don’t want to be found out. And if they don’t want to be found out – then they’re not going to push themselves out there more into the world for fear that they will be caught and found out.
When our life pendulum is in equilibrium, this is when we are most integrated with our true selves, our true nature, our authentic self. It is when we are integrated with our true selves that we are operating with integrity. For me, integrity means when we are fully integrated.
We become our true authentic selves. Again for me, that is when we are operating authentically and where our true authentic leadership shines through. We’re no longer a facsimile, and expression of someone else, or a learnt expression, or a shadow of someone else – we are our true selves because we are in line and in equilibrium with our own unique self. That which is fingerprint specific to ourselves.
When I work with clients – the first thing I do is identify their personal internal priorities. Then we look at building their business or career around their internal priorities. Then we set about bringing them into equilibrium with their true selves.
When this is done, the results that they get are amazing. And apart from the personal fulfilment that they get, life becomes easier for them.
And a common question I get from clients is, well if everyone has a set of internal priorities that is unique to them, and therefore their staff have a different set of priorities, how do they get their staff to operate from their own internal priorities so that they too achieve greater results in the business?
And it’s easy!
When we identify the internal priorities of each person in the business, and align how the purpose or mission of the business is serving each individual’s internal priorities, then that’s when you have full staff alignment and engagement with the mission and purpose of the business.
When we align each individual in the business, to how the internal priorities of their colleagues are serving them and each other, then you have maximum staff cohesion and engagement.
So if our personal internal priorities are operating from an unconscious level, how do we become aware of them and bring them into our conscious mind to that we can build our business or career around them?
Well, we look for the evidence in our lives.
Through a whole series of questions and by drilling down on the answers, we’re able to find the evidence that is in our life of what our unconscious is trying to fill the most.
By using a specific set of questions we’re able to find the evidence that is in our lives both externally and internally.
Externally in terms of our environment, how we spend our time, how we spend our money, how we spend our energy, and how we communicate with others.
And also internally. Our thoughts, our dreams and aspirations, our internal energy and also our internal communication – that little voice inside our heads.
When we know our own unique set of unconscious internal priorities, and we build our business, our career, our life around them, then that’s when we are more motivated, more driven to achieve, more inspired to take action. That’s when we get maximum fulfilment in our life and we are expressing our true authentic selves. We are bringing ourselves, our executive centre, our unconscious and the SuperConscious more into alignment. We’re more creative, more innovative, and more objective. It’s our true inner leader. It’s when we become our own unique pioneer.
When it comes to challenges that show up in peoples lives like recessions, pandemics, redundancies, health issues, financial loss – whatever it is, when you’re operating in line with the executive code, having your executive centre in line with your unconscious, and inline the SuperConscious, then what you see are opportunities while others see failures. And while others see challenges, you see springboards to higher levels.
It’s what makes the difference between the person that struggles, or is doing good enough, versus the person that is doing great or is thriving.
Without doubt, finding out what your own unique set of personal internal priorities is, is one of the most important exercises that anyone can do in their life.
There is more about this on my website which you’ll find in the details of this blog description.
And on the next blog, I’ll talk about finding your own unique purpose.
Until then, I wish you every success.
In my last blog, I mentioned that there is a critical line that shows up in our life between the states of Belief and Knowing.
It’s in the state of knowing that we need to learn how to straddle the old world and the new world. The old world of our state of belief. And the new world of our state of knowing.
The world that fed our ego.
Versus the inner calling to serve others and make a difference.
It can be a very unsettling time for many people, dealing with this critical line.
And as I mentioned in the previous blog, when we are in a state of knowing, we go on a quest for knowledge and wisdom. New deeper interests start to show up in the forms of spirituality, meditation, volunteering, intuition, social impact and the likes.
And many people seek out books, courses and activities that feed these interests. They even travel to different countries to hear from different gurus. Some spend months on mountains in deep inner reflection seeking answers.
But the difficulty is that many of these courses and activities are diverse. What I mean by that is that they’re not integrated. They cover one particular aspect of life or business, and they’re not joined up. They don’t get you past the critical line.
How do I know this…because I’ve done these same activities years ago.
And what I found is that they didn’t give me the answers I was seeking.
And what I found was that many of the gurus were living by themselves. They didn’t have spouses or partners. They didn’t have businesses to run or customers or clients to help and manage. Most of them spent a lot of their time in deep reflection and meditation. Others would refer to the fact that they spent their time on their own fluffy could.
It was like they didn’t have to deal with the day-to-day realities of life!
In fact, they purposely blocked out anything and anyone that knocked them off their Zen state.
So while they were exceptional in one aspect of their life. There were other areas of their life that were suffering, or what others might see as being imbalanced. While they might be high on the scale of say spirituality or finances, they were low on the scale when it came to say relationships.
Also, it appeared that there were elements of themselves that were being repressed in order for them to maintain in their Zen state.
And what you’ll find is that if an area of your life is repressed, it will be expressed in other ways – in order to bring you back into equilibrium.
Also if there is an area of your life that you are not empowered in, someone or something else with overpower you in that area.
So part of my research that I referred to in the earlier blogs was to find the way to get past the critical line and to thrive – to become that master – while also living in the real world!
And all of that research and methodologies, I’ve put into what I call the executive code.
As I said earlier, by doing a multitude of different courses or activities to find the answers – none of them are joined up.
And while you focus on fixing one part of your life, another part of your life ends up falling apart.
And while you’re repressing one aspect of your life, it is being expressed in another way that is being kept concealed.
So you continue in a vicious cycle of wavering between the state of belief and the state of knowing, and therefore not fully getting past the state of knowing to the state of mastery.
The cost is huge. Not just in terms of money and time. But also in terms of emotions, relationships and lost opportunities.
There remains this constant quest to find the answers. To find purpose. To find meaning and fulfilment.
Believe me, I’ve been there. So I know the full extent of how difficult it is to get past the critical line.
So while many people spend time in meditation, mindfulness, yoga or activities like these – it’s not getting them to the next level.
Don’t get me wrong – there is absolutely nothing wrong with any of these activities. In fact, the benefits of each of them are amazing.
The only thing is that everyone can’t be in a state of mindfulness or meditation, while also managing what can be a very stressful and busy business or career.
Do they help – absolutely.
Do they play a role in the executive code – yes.
What they help with is to quieten the mind in order to allow the inspired thoughts come up from the Unconscious.
What they help with is to bring the mind into equilibrium – to balance. I’ll talk more about this on a later blog.
Are there other benefits – yes – they help to calm you down and lower your stress levels.
But for many people their conscious mind and thoughts are very strong and therefore shortly after a person isn’t meditating, their conscious thoughts come back into play and bring up stress, fears, worry, anxiety, resentment, anger, hurt etc.
So the key is not to block out those conscious thoughts by just ignoring them or pushing them out of our mind.
When we do that – we’re repressing those thoughts. And remember what I said earlier – what you repress, will be expressed in some other way.
Many of the thoughts and feelings are there for a reason. They’re there as feedback to yourself that you’re not in equilibrium.
For most people, these thoughts that they keep repressed show up in illness – and nobody wants that.
So instead of pushing them out, ignoring them, or blocking them – what we need to do is dissolve them – neutralise them – bring them into balance.
And we do this by working with how the conscious mind works. It’s part of the work I do with clients.
If you keep blocking these thoughts out, you’ll continue to straddle between the state of belief and the state of knowing. You won’t get past the critical line to reach the levels of freedom that I spoke about before.
You can only get to the state of mastery by being in equilibrium in all aspects. Being in a state of equilibrium is the equivalent of love – pure love.
Pure love is seeing both sides – positive and negative – in total equilibrium.
If you’re biased towards one side, say negative, then you’re not truly in love. And if you are biased towards the other side, the positive side, then you’re still out of balance.
It’s when you see the positives and the negatives in equal measure, and loving both sides, that you get to be in a state of equilibrium, and therefore open the direct channels between the executive centre, the unconscious and the SuperConscious.
In an earlier blog, I outlined what the executive code is – it’s about operating from the executive centre of the brain – and all the things that are needed to do this – and then connecting with the unconscious – and then connecting with the SuperConscious.
The reason we want to be operating from the executive centre in the brain is because it’s responsible for finding the easiest, fastest and less costly way of achieving what we want to achieve. When I say less costly – I’m speaking in terms of all your resources.
Now if you can imagine in your mind’s eye – three circles. One below each other. So you have one circle at the top, another circle below it, and another circle below that. And in between each circle is a tube that connects the first circle to the second circle. And a tube that connects the second circle to the third circle.
Now let’s name the first circle – your executive centre. And we’ll name the second circle your unconscious, and the third circle the SuperConscious.
Your SuperConscious is what we call Universe, God, Source, Higher Power – or whatever name that you prefer to call the SuperConscious.
Now imagine there’s a vertical line going down through all the circles from the top circle through the tubes to the bottom circle. And at the end of this line is another smaller circle, so that it looks like a pendulum, – the kind you would see in a grandfather clock.
Now when that pendulum is vertical and straight – it is in equilibrium.
When it swings to either side – it’s not in equilibrium. And what you will notice is that if you swing the pendulum to one side, it is no longer going through the tubes between each circle, and it is no longer in the circle of the SuperConscious or perhaps even the unconscious, depending on how far the pendulum has swung. In other words, the connection between the executive centre, the unconscious and the SuperConscious is lost.
That’s how it works in real life.
What the executive code is all about is to help you bring everything into equilibrium so that you have that connection between your executive centre, your unconscious and the SuperConscious. In that way, you can bring about what it is you want to bring about in your life and live the highest truest expression of who you truly are. What you are meant to become.
That’s the amazing power of the executive code.
The downside of not living this way is that everything becomes harder. You don’t get to achieve what it is you want to achieve. More and more challenges show up in your life – the reason being is because nature is trying the whole time to bring you back into equilibrium. When you know how to do this, then you’re working with nature and not against it. You’re working in flow, not against flow.
The challenges that many people perceive in their lives – whether it be in their business, their career, their relationships, their health, their finances – no matter what aspect of their life that they look at – they then understand how to work with it. They no longer become challenges.
If you’re not working in line with the executive code, then you’ll constantly find yourself swinging between all the different states of being – from knowing, to belief, to hope, to despair, and perhaps back through to knowing again, and again, and again – constantly this up and down through the different states – like the signal on the heart rate monitor.
And more importantly, when you’re in a state of knowing, and you have that inner sense of being called towards something greater – in order to get there, and to bring that about – what you are meant to become – what you are meant to make manifest – your purpose – you have to move to the higher state.
And when it comes to your business, your relationships, your finances or your life – you want to be able to thrive. To have total freedom – in every aspect – to have real freedom.
That’s what you want to have. That’s what you want to achieve.
How do we get there?
Well, we need to start with our executive centre as I explained all along.
And while there are many things that you can do to assist with working from your executive centre – there is one that makes it more consistent, more sustainable and will bring that pendulum into equilibrium more easily.
What is it?
Well, that’s what I’ll cover on the next blog.
Until then, I wish you every success.
Take care and we’ll connect on the next blog.