Excerpt from a discussion on the Co-active Network
Think of the moments that have most influenced you, and shaped who you are.
The moments within which you have learned something fundamental, not through your thoughts, but through the experience…. an upwelling of the experience of understanding….
Think of the most influential teachers, and the questions that they have asked you…
Feel free to leave the context out of your response… and just feed us and our curiosity…
And feel free to leave a sequence of questions as well… if that is what has most potently left you wide open and awe inspired.
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Who are you?
What are you?
What happens through you?
What are you ready to know?
What are you ready to learn?
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Are you capable of taking full responsibility for your life?
Are you willing to?
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What stands in the way of living your purpose fully right now?
Are you capable of releasing that?
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Take your personal vision
Expand the scope of it
Notice where you are at now
What is the most direct path forward?
Are you capable of choosing that?
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And a couple more
Who aren’t you?
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Is that true?
Can you absolutely know that is true?
What happens when you believe that?
Who are you without your story?
Turn it around…
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Where do you seek security?
Who are you when you are seeking security through your relationships?
How do you show up?
How do you relate to money when you seek security through it (or her/him)
How does that affect its flow?
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Who do you seek approval from?
What does that cost you?
Woud you be willing to release your desire for approval?
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Take the birds eye view
Notice the relationships at play
Notice whats influencing you
Notice what you are in relation with
What do you see?
Now look from this perspective… (more)
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I hope I sparked your curiosity… and I hope you spark ours…
This post is dedicated to evoking wonder…
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What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
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Reminds me of another version of your quote —
“What would you do if you knew that you were safe and you were loved?”
One of my favorites: “What is the impact I want to have?”
“Am I successfully having that impact?”
“How do I know?”
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He used to ask his students at Sarah Lawrence what can only be described as an unimaginable question.
It was something to the effect of, “If you suddenly lost your job, all that you own, and everyone you loved in a horrendous disaster……. what would you live for?”
Not exactly the sort of thing you would lay on the average client, but certainly something worth a ponder.
JCZ Affiliates Inc
Then my Dad’s friend said that when he looks back on it now he thinks “what was it all for?”
This shocked me into changing my life’s direction as I was heading down the same road and the thought of looking back at their age with regrets was not appealing at all!
In love, light and abundance x x x
Personal Business and Success Coach
Dr. Dan Kaufman
This is a really good one. What prompted my initial post was a new project I have undertaken. I am creating a mindmovie (mindmovie.com for more info) that asks me potent questions… the questions that have shaped who I am by sparking the transformative process.
The questions that have rocked me, causing all to fall away, and left me bare, naked, bewildered…
…and yet open, alive, and with refreshing perspectives that seem to change everything…
This is one of those questions… and I will include it in my Mindmovie and see what happens…
And to everyone out there in the co-active network, a mind movie is a video that you make for yourself that includes your affirmations, stated in the present, with photos after each one (usually), and well chosen music in the background.
If the law of attraction works, then Mindmovies are a tool for bringing the process of applying the law of attraction into our lives more easily. Its a lot easier to start my day off and end it with attention on my personal vision if its in a movie backed by my favorite music.
I have movies for what I am choosing to call forth in relationship with the feminine, my personal invocation for life, and my tangible goals for 1 and 3 months out.
In the process of creating these movies, I have found my vision changing, certain things really move me, and I expand on them, and certain things don’t – which get dropped.
It brings tears to my eyes to witness the process of these false personal visions falling away.. visions that I have put so much energy into already in my life…
what this means to me is that I am getting closer….
Also fun to note is that “the secret” and other law of attraction pop education tends to leave out a major component of the process of manifestation, as I have experienced it.
The acknowledgment of internal resistance, how to clear it.
Everything from emotional releasing, personal inquiry, recognizing and releasing attachments, and applying tools for energetic clearing like EFT must be directly relevant to the process of manifestation, if it in fact has value to us.
To balance this out, starting my morning practice with the questions that rock my world helps me to clear out the clutter on all levels of myself, and to shift my state of mind to one which is open, curious, alive, integrated, and whole – or so it seems.
From this place I move into my invocation… the video that outlines that which I am calling forth in my life.
Then, if I am including my relationship video, I use that, and then I go into the specific, tangible, action oriented and time sensitive videos…
The first video is absolutely the most profound aspect of this work, and it rocks me to my core almost every time I watch it. I draw deeply from my personal toolbox to clear the stagnancy within myself that it reveals…
And one of the emerging personal visions from this practice is the desire to share it… the evolving content of the initial video…
It reminds me daily of the most powerful moments of my life, and what I learned from it..
And when I picture how I could expand the scope of how I am sharing with the world, I see that initial video expanded into 3 hour and weekend trainings…
I have shivers running up and down my body as I write this..
By the way, so far, the manifestation videos have been working. After only 2 weeks of using them I have found myself staring at a handful of cash, a large stack of money in my hand… and been offered a really great job working for one of the worlds most desired speakers on the art of leadership.
I am deeply grateful for these tools and revelations, and I will continue to share my experience through this site and my blog (jryanhaber.wordpress.com)
Blessings to all of you, may your world fall apart, open you to the flower within, and way we all allow the unfoldment of grace to move through us, to move us, to shower us with the potency that life offers.
Jonathan Haber B.A. Cmt
To me, the possibility opened by this question is that of helping me to see more clearly the motive that my desire/vision/goal emerged from and was instigated by.
The challenge that this illuminates is the following…
what if my goals are based on something that is not true?
Example… what if I believe that by creating enough income I will be free of financial insecurity?
that I can actually address my desire for security through my circumstances?
through my relationships?
In total honesty, I often try to control my circumstances, people, cashflow, and myself because I desire security.
However, what if the root of my desire for security does not lie in my circumstances?
How fully do you feel your sense of “needing more security” after meditation, yoga, or potent creative expression?
Why does it change?
The reason I point to this is because I truly wonder if the way we interpret our experiences is based on anything rooted in truth. What if our interpretations of our experiences are based solely on our filters?
These questions support me in wondering about the “meaning of life.” Some of my teachers insist that all meaning is manufactured…
If that is true, then how do we clear the interpretive structures of our minds, so that our motives, and from them – our goals, visions, and aspirations, are aligned with what is most true?
Though I have opinions on this, it is definitely one of my edges, and I would love to hear other perspectives on this, So I’ll open this up to the group.
Consider also, what have been the experiences that you have had that have illuminated your response and led you to your current positioning here.
Does our life have meaning aside from that which we give it?
What tools help you explore this?
Jonathan Haber B.A. Cmt
At one point during my travels I found myself in a workshop led by a Hungarian Mystic. He had the group sit in Diad, acknowledge our motives, and set them aside.
To be more clear, I sat in front of someone I did not know. Locked eyes with them, and noticed what motives came up for me. When one came up, I spoke it out loud, took it in my hands (using some imagination), and set it on an imaginary shelf next to me.
We did this for 5 minutes.
Can you imagine how that affected me? Consider it.
Jonathan Haber B.A. Cmt
As an Independent Trainer/Consultant I know questions are really important. One of my favorite books A Year of Living Consciously Gay Hendrick has an entry that begins with this post:
“What are you pretending not to know”
Graffiti Discovered in the Harvard Business School
As a Quaker we also love questions. Due to this comfort we actually use questions to help us further our spiritual journey.
“What is your most believed thought, right now”.
The phrasing in this question is deliberate. It alerts the client to the fact that their thoughts and belief systems may alternate in terms of believability dependent on their life situation.
In other words, it’s not true until you say it’s true.
Sometimes the answer to this question surprises even them.