It’s a Full Moon in Virgo
Life Pulse Energy
Service or Path
It’s a Full Moon in Virgo
Life Pulse Energy
Service or Path
Coach Antony s YouTube Daily Best
1st March 2015
Wayne Dyer Ambition to Meaning The Shift:
Abraham Hicks ~ Meditation is better than a labotomy
Mummy and Daddy:
Money Magnet Quickie – Tapping with Brad Yates:
Relationship Advice: Too Fast or Too Slow??
Neale Donald Walsch on Abundance
ROAR! (ala Katy Perry) – Tapping with Brad Yates:
Abraham Hicks- Contrast By Nature:
Michael Brooks: “This. Only This. Mindfulness Strategies for Discovering Peace in Every Moment
Appreciation & Gratitude
Orgasmic pulse: deeper levels of orgasm – Lilou Mace interviewing José Toirán
“A Change Is As Good As A Rest” as the saying goes and yet most people are fearful of change or being in a new environment or circumstance. It takes real courage to step out of the dominant culture – questioning its norms and values – and voice your concern that perhaps the old ways of doing something could be wrong or even harmful. For most people it is frightening to question other people’s dearly held assumptions and core beliefs.
Most people live lives of quiet desperation. Occasionally intuition/fate/life shakes the world in which we live, causing us to take immediate drastic action. Logic takes the passenger seat and the heart begins to steer your life in a weird and jumpy new direction – a direction in which you would never normally go. Everyone around you stops, stares, points and questions your motives. It’s almost impossible to put in words why you feel that things need to change; even your inner conversation is questioning your actions; and yet, you feel – a visceral, gut type of feeling – something is telling you that it’s time to step out of the secure, warm and safe environment and just experience … something else.
This ‘something’ is open-ended – you believe and trust with all your heart that this journey will be beneficial in some way and yet the path in which you tread is full of obstacles; barriers; above the weather is stormy and grey; you are hungry and cold; and yet your path seems to have a “Right-ness” to it.
Eventually a tiny light is seen in the distance through the fog and drizzle – finally, a sign that you’ve been proceeding upon an intended path which has been designed especially for you at this time. Before seeing the light, you began to question and re-question each of your core beliefs, but although differing levels of panic have been experienced upon the path, you had no choice but to carry on. Going back – retracing your steps along the path – became less and less viable the further you went on.
It can take a relatively long period of time to finally come to the conclusion that taking that journey, at that moment in time, was not only significant but also seen to be worthy of the pain and exclusion felt. These revelations build character; offer needed contrast; and provides a stable footing or foundation for the next path or paths forward.
Spiritually speaking, living a life – full to the brim of quiet desperation – is not what we are here for. The road to enlightenment – making courageous and intuitive decisions – is lined with deep pot-holes; dark and dangerous woodlands; major diversions and dead-ends; seemingly never ending roads and streets; traversing over rugged mountains; and trekking down through deep valleys. Giving up or turning back is no longer an option – the only ‘true’ way is forward and upwards until you finally arrive at the top of the mountain where you are greeted with a wonderful clear, blue sky; a serenity which makes your heart sing; and you are bathed in wonderful, warm sunlight – which is your truth.
“Out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing, there is a field. I will meet you there.” Rumi
A Life Coach Antony Birks Blog – Bringing 2011 to a Serene Close.
As 2011 draws to a close and the excitement of 2012 is fast approaching, spend some time to give thanks for the experiences and events that you’ve experienced over the year.
Even if you believe that perhaps life has dealt you an unexpected blow this year – know that soon, very soon in fact, you will realise that there probably is a really good reason why those events happened.
Forgive those who have crossed you in any way – for it is only through the act of forgiveness that you can move onwards and upwards – setting yourself free from the negativity of others.
Look back at old photos from last January and relish those wonderful moments. Smile at the people who have brought joy and happiness to you over the last year.
Take some time to thank the people who served you – especially if they are genuinely nice people. The person behind the counter at the post office; the cashier at your local bank; your favourite waiter or waitress; the sales assistant who greets you with a smile each time; your favourite hairdresser or stylist; and the greet each person who knocks on your door with a smile.
If you have experienced “lack” of any kind in 2011 then know that this “lack” is perhaps showing you the contrast of what is to come in 2012. Spend some time in making your own vision board – because knowing exactly what you would like to have in your life will make it more likely happen in the future.
“Have faith and patience; Love yourself; Enjoy your own company; and Pamper yourself.”* – coachantony (2011)
* – extract taken from Life Coach Antony Birks’ book: One Hundred and One Daily Challenges and Affirmations: Helping to find inner peace and happiness in daily life.
Many of us have been brought up to deal with what life throws at us, alone – not asking or expecting the help of others. Perhaps it is the fear of being indebted to others … who knows? Or the embarrassment of feeling less than?
Similarly, certain parts of our upbringing – feelings of sadness or depression and powerlessness – are emotions where we have been told to just “deal” with the pain or “pull ourselves together.” There still remains a huge stigma about asking for help – showing our vulnerability – by admitting that we are, in fact, mere human and thus fallible.
Over the years and in many conversations with my clients, I’ve pointed out that it is indeed possible to go it alone – like the Lone Ranger – and fight the good fight – dealing with those painful situations and circumstances. However, even the Lone Ranger had Tonto and it really isn’t necessary to “go it alone” any more. Why spend time – days, weeks, months or even years – working on something, when in your heart you would much prefer to be doing something that you are actually good at or passionate about?
There are scales or levels of stigma about asking for help. They range from relatively ‘low’ stigma such as going to a doctor or dentist for treatment or slightly more stigmatised if going to see an alternative therapist, such as an osteopath or a homoeopath. We have little or no problem about asking an accountant to ‘help us’ with doing our tax returns. On another level, we are very willing to let some stranger into our home to fix something that has broken down – be it a washing machine or television. Rising a little higher on the stigma scale is for men to ask a stranger for directions whilst driving in an unfamiliar town or asking to borrow something from a neighbour.
Having psychological problems and using the services of a therapist is still considered to be stigmatised in Europe (less so in the US and Canada – in fact in the US it’s still quite fashionable to boast about your therapist).
Having a life coach – someone to help you get things done – quicker, smarter and very forward-looking – is for many a daunting experience. Those who have little or no experience of the benefits of such “help” are frightened of the unknown and continue to do things the ‘good old way’ – even though doing it that way hasn’t much helped over the years.
Working with a great life coach can be a liberating experience. Understanding that having someone to truly listen and to help you plan what you actually need for this moment in time – can save many fearful hours of indecision, frustration and in-action.
This interaction can be just for a few sessions – for example, dealing with a specific project. Often, once trust has been built up, the client begins to look at other parts of his or her life and allows the life coach to assist him or her in creating a new way of looking at relationships, career, health, wealth – in fact, any area of the client’s life.
If you feel like being less of a Lone Ranger and fighting the “good fight” alone – then perhaps working with a good life coach might be just right for you. Each life coach is different – through his or her own uniqueness and life’s journey. You will find many life coaches available through: Our Coaches – you will find me, Coach Antony, on page 2.
If you would like to work with me regarding this or any other topics mentioned – I still have a few openings from October and you can contact me directly via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.