Practice don’t Preach Theory U in 7 Breaths! 2nd Breath.

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 in Aspects of life

PRACTICE DON’T PREACH THEORY U IN 7 Breaths! 2nd BREATH.   Opening our State of Being “reason” deepens the dance between our soul and body-mind, coalescing into “seeing” and “observing” in a wave of curious asking.   How to practice Theory U? Just imagine how disappointed you are when a meeting ends as it begins with “downloading”. How can you have more conversations that matter in your organization and in your daily life? You’re in the right place to find out! Here, in this series of articles, we dive deeply into new practices to move through the “downloading” stage and, if we need to, we can always revisit this “downloading” tool. This article fits into a series which explains how you can effortlessly move through Theory U while at the same time allowing the steps of the U to expand and even transform you. We dance Theory U within a literal and metaphorical Guest House. The breaths refer to whole and complete cycles of the Life Pulse. The first article in the series offers you a framework and introduces you to Guest House Facilitation and the magical, cosmic principle of the Life Pulse. The second article familiarises us with “downloading” as a tool to process the Self. It is the 1st Breath of the series of Seven Breaths of moving through Theory U. The diagram below shows where we’re at now in our dance. Our 2nd Breath is the ‘seeing’ stage of Theory U and as you notice in our diagram it’s also called ‘observing’. I invite you to explore with me what its deeper meaning is!       Overview of the Second Breath  The Second Breath is again a complete phase of the Life Pulse as the drawing illustrates, an inward movement of contraction (green on the drawing), followed by a moment of stasis (red on the drawing and at the inner edge of the U), an outward movement of expansion (blue on the drawing) and again effortlessly moving into stasis (back to red and now at the inner edge of the U).   Contraction We move inward to assimilate what has happened to, and around, us in this magnificent phase of ‘processing the Self’. How does what is shared so far land in us, how do we feel within the Guest House, how does the teaching reverberate through us? This inward movement is how we prepare to open our State of Being: reason. What is meant by opening our reason? The diagram below shows how reason is located at the upper part of our body-mind. For those familiar with the chakra system it is the opening of our seventh and sixth chakras. The seventh chakra stands for our ideas, our mission. The sixth chakra has a front and back aspect: the front aspect being the concepts we can see and the back aspect how we are able...

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Practice don’t Preach Theory U in 7 Breaths! 1st Breath.

Posted by on Jan 10, 2015 in Aspects of life

PRACTICE DON’T PREACH THEORY U IN 7 Breaths! 1st BREATH.   We create a space to listen in our Guest House and focus our attention on the Group Being. We share our habitual patterns and images gently and with much courage.   Have you ever imagined that ”downloading” could be a tool? “Downloading” is a process through which you listen by literally downloading what you already know. You are not at this stage allowing new information to be integrated or assimilated. In this article we are learning to transform the “downloading” into “processing Self”. Within the safety of our Guest House the listening is the key in order for this to happen. It is not that we are not “downloading”. We do, and we should be, downloading by repeating extensively what we already know. So we use our courage to download at length in order to give our group the opportunity to help us with this important step of “processing Self”. You are reading an article that is one of a series of nine articles. From the diagram below you will see that we’ve arrived at the 1st Breath – the second article in the series. The first article is an invitation to explore with me the dance through Theory U and the offerings of Guest House Facilitation.     Each breath is equally important in our dance through Theory U. So let’s really savour it and take in this 1st Breath. Overview of the 1st Breath This 1st breath consists of an inward movement of contraction (green on the picture), a moment of stasis (red), an outward movement of expansion (blue) and another moment of stasis (red). These are all the phases of the cosmic principle of the Life Pulse. My book Becoming What is Changing: Exposition describes the Life Pulse extensively. If you superimpose this drawing of the Life Pulse upon the Theory U framework, each stasis before a contraction is located at the outer edge of the U and each stasis at the end of a contraction is located at the inner edge of the U. As this article unfolds, we will touch into and question in depth each aspect of the Life Pulse, starting with the inward movement of contraction.   Contraction We often forget that before we embark on something new we always start with an inspiration. This inspiration moves us inward (green on the picture). As we breathe in everybody in the group arrives; it’s important to acknowledge this moment and literally allow an inward movement to support each participant to arrive. Walking is for me an easy and effortless way to arrive somewhere, to connect with the land and with myself. I will often invite my participants to walk in silence in order to connect while staying with the questions: What are the gifts I bring into this gathering, workshop or training?...

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Easy Ways You Can Turn Play and Work into a Sacred Marriage!

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Aspects of life

Easy Ways You Can Turn Play and Work into a Sacred Marriage!  Even if you cannot change your outer circumstances, YOU are always available and are an astonishing tool to make your work feel like play!   The recent World Cup Football in Brazil intrigues me and prompts me to wonder if we as human beings might be ready to consider the possibility to see work and play as equal. Millions of people worldwide watched the football games, spoke about it, and engaged in it. We all were looking at how a group of selected people played together as a team and gained a great deal of money and attention by doing so. Does your work feel like play? Imagine what the consequences could be if we equalize work and play.   Watching a Football game We will use the metaphor of football as a story to clarify the relationship between play and work. Imagine you are in front of a big screen and you are watching a football play between Argentina and the Netherlands. You feel the joy of the players; they greet each other with respect and dignity. The game starts, you are at the edge of your seat, so exciting, and you seem to have to look at different sides at the same time, so much is happening. You feel the energy of the players. It is full of joy and excitement. The energy is contagious. This is so beautiful—the two teams respect each other and give each other space to play. You like it, what a pleasure to watch. The first half of the game is gone before you have even checked the time. The goalkeepers have done amazing work, no ball entered their goals. You feel fulfilled and happy.   A football match is worth seeing when there is space for playing, when the football players have fun and engage with the ball. Sometimes they visibly work hard in order not to let the ball enter their goal or to make a goal, and mostly that generates less excitement and inspiration in the spectators.   We know they play with a set of rules in their minds and it seems as if the difference is made when players are able to transcend the box of rules and catch the attention of the public. They do something more than what you expect; they create the circumstances for play, for enjoyment, for creativity.   What is needed for a football team to establish this? Underneath all of this, from my perspective, are again the Harmonizer Souls who hold the space for this to be possible. Michael Newton, the regression hypnotherapist, reminds us of this amazing specific group of souls that are able to transform negative energy. His information arises from his far-reaching research into the afterlife. A coach can be an amazing Harmonizer Soul, not doing...

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How to fall in Love with Our State of Being

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in Aspects of life

How to fall in Love with Your State of Being Creating an intimate partnership between your soul ego and the human ego, allows your hearts to beat as one. Your soul sees through the eyes of the human self. What is our State of Being? Imagine our ego not being good or bad. Consider the possibility that you in fact have two egos at work in what you assume to be you. The ego is an aspect of this fascinating body-mind, which you chose for your partnership on Earth, and your spiritual self also has an ego. This brings us to the question: Who is the ‘I’ that is making decisions, making choices, creating, healing, dreaming and resting? This is a profound question. Let us first clarify the purpose of incarnation, and then have a closer look at the innate intelligence of the body. This brings us towards more insight around the idea of two egos. • The purpose of all of us coming into this human realm is to achieve soul growth through experiencing life on Earth. • Our physical body has a natural intelligence independent from our soul. • Inside each of us, there are two egos that signed on for a partnership. • The ‘I’ experiencing through the physical body is our soul. What is the purpose of our incarnation? We have different developmental levels as souls, and according to our level we are assigned a body-mind to have our experience and growth. Assigned might not be the right word, as we have a say in all this, we have free choice. Michael Newton explores this territory profoundly through his groundbreaking research into the afterlife. We incarnate on Earth with the purpose to allow our souls to grow through experiencing life in a physical body. The physical body is a living organism that has developed over many thousands of years and has a natural intelligence. I highlight some specifics of our sacred physical body. The natural intelligence of the body Our physical body is in close connection with the essence from the field of endless possibilities. This field surrounds and permeates everything in the Universe. In each of the 50 trillion cells we find a nucleus, which harbors the DNA, the library of the ancestral heritage, the blueprint of this living organism. All these 50 trillion cells are organized in tissues, organs and systems. The intelligence further reveals itself through the fact that there is no hierarchy in the body. The heart of the body-mind has a particular role and facilitates the connection between the physical body and its energy field. This energy field is created through the electrical currents that are generated in the physical body and give rise to an electromagnetic field that uses the physical body as a conductor. Whatever happens in the physical body will affect the energy field. Childhood stories that are...

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Euthanasia: Do You Really Need It? This Will Help You Decide!

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in Aspects of life

Euthanasia: Do You Really Need It? This Will Help You Decide!   Our Experience of Life and Death is tightly connected with our childhood experiences and our Unmet Needs. Awareness helps us to take back our responsibility.   How do you feel about Euthanasia? Death and dying always intrigued me and Euthanasia has long been an ethical issue for me as a physician. Who was I to assist you to end your life? Euthanasia is a huge territory, and by delving deep into this matter we might discover a great deal about our relationship with the cosmic principle of life and death. Do you remember a moment where you wanted to die, and after profound deliberation you chose to live? In this article we wonder if we really need Euthanasia? In order to assist you to deicide, we first define euthanasia and then connect it with our unmet needs.   What is Euthanasia? Euthanasia is the right to die painlessly, when you suffer from an incurable, often painful, disease or condition. Some countries, like Belgium, have detailed and far-reaching policies around Euthanasia. It is remarkable how Belgium creates the possibility to have meaningful conversations around difficult issues such as euthanasia. Underlying these policies lies the desire to give the responsibility back to the individual person who has the possibility to consider Euthanasia. And the pitfall of regulating Euthanasia is that through the complexity of the procedure people often feel lost, overwhelmed and powerless. What makes Euthanasia such a complicated issue? Euthanasia is about death and dying. Death and dying are intrinsically connected with our soul’s purpose. Whatever happens and has ever happened to you and around you will affect how you live and how you die. Let us return to the developmental steps we all take in our lives and how they can create unmet needs (you can read more about these developmental steps in: How our Childhood Stories can Bridge our Soul’s Purpose). Those unmet needs will clarify how we handle death and dying and help us decide whether we need Euthanasia!   A lack of safety and a desire to return to the spiritual realm, versus creating safety within your body-mind Unbearable pain of emptiness as a reason to die, versus achieving inner recognition Trying to control the ‘inevitable’ versus a balanced inner authority with regard to death and dying Unmet needs around giving and receiving love, choosing death in order not to be a burden versus compassion for self and others Taking responsibility for your death and dying from a place of failure and burnout versus taking responsibility in deep connection with all that is.   Unmet physiological needs During your stay in the womb until the age of six months, you are very vulnerable and depending on your primary caregivers to have your basic physiological needs met ¾ food, warmth, comfort and rest. If those...

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