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and respecting its messages. I have long understood this but I am now so much more receptive, aler t and respectful. The other is the gift of choice and creative choice at that. Do I go along with what the doctors say (and if so, which one?) or do I withhold agreement manifest peace is my found through and a very short differently? This does journey within, into not the mean hear tI fly andin facejourney of their wisdom. athevast without.This Whatmeans doesI take vast responsibility for it,like? trusting my this journey look It looks guidance forand theflows, rightalways suppor t and harmonious toward I confessItI includes came close to atreatment. natural balancing. many, handing responsibility but my many actsover of kindness and some of antennae forespecially fear stoodof me in good forgiveness, ourselves. As I writerights this, I cannot tell you Itstead. recognises as universal a story resolution but Ibe canabused, tell you and thatofnothing should of my resolution to trust that life is wasted and squandered - nothing perfect as it is. and no exactly one. It sees that everything is Trust deconstructs the dynamic story of precious and sacred in this fear. Toofbelife.willing to trust that it is all dance divine invites transformaAs adesign process, lifereal guides us totion. Every joy andIt every in life wards the light. opensbump pathways is recognised the divine matrix that initiate our as heartfelt desires. But designed to first growcleanse and evolve, not Initiates must the blocks just you but from the whole that that keeppersonally us separate our true you are. Then we flow, we dance with lineage. Imperfection invitation to a light footprint, iswethe follow our bliss realise perfection is always, and gift the life with our truethat humanity. already here.


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to instant gratification in many areas new being, whose circumstances of life, including those where such an were unsuitable for the ways of the expectation is simply dysfunctional. ancients. Theweslyare,man, therefore, beginning. our being. To recall hamlet’s The teachings of Armenian mystic did not withdraw from the in our right The Gurdjieffian path to becom- famous question,world we forfeit George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff who was human orderbeing to achieve enlightenment; ing a fully developed to be. In effect, we choose not to be. revolves around of key learned Or to put ithow yet another way, we cease active in the first half of the 20th cen-a number but instead to work concepts and practices, the mostwithtonormal be; we lose with our soul. tury, revolved around the developcreatively life touch conditions with STEPHEn DEnHAM with STePhen DenhAM fundamental of these being attenModern studies reveal there is ment of an awarenesstion. of energy and andofdemands. The ‘self-rememAttention is the basis “self- a substantial level of mental effor t practical effor ts to remembering” enhance one’s bering’ exercises andto tasks given work on by which Gurdjieff required simultaneously personal manifestation of it.theGurdjieff to students their all-round meant process of being present fostered multiple tasks. Multitasking is counto what doing – that is, going -terproductive for two basic reasons: referred to his approach as one ‘theisway development physically demanding life without distracted 1) employees simply cannot multitask of the sly man’. And about perhaps it is abeing so work, the seeing and non-expression or divided. With sustained effor t, like a computer, and so switching from The ideas of the Armenian mystic statement linked closely to his view testimony to the low public profile ofwas a of learning to results self-remembering keynegative factor in emotions one task and to another ultimately George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff (1866- that in the normal flux of life we are a his pupils, that this way is rarely ac- the detach one’s gradually breaking hypnosisoneself of in from loss of time thoughts and efficiency; and 1949) may at first glance seem far collection of many different selves or knowledged or heardday-to-day of today. life, Whatthe rulership of the through sustained 2) theself-observation. demand and effor t involved removed discussion of multi“I”s. forKirlian each of photography us, at any given moThere is from morea to chemistry than the of nature and accident and the vagaries of generates ever the case, does it law haveof something In today’s world of considerable informationstress for tasking in the 21st century – and yet ment, there may be a different “I” in beakers and Bunsen burners many the human aura suggests that enerof our-the way employees, overGurtime can have to offer us in 2012? the many “I”s - those parts overload, of the which sly man key elements of his teachings speak charge, depending on our emotional selves with different needs and wants additional negative consequences for ofto us recall from our high school getic fields are a defining attribute only complement current thinking us now with a striking relevance. state or the situation at hand. 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If you do Learn to connect and embrace your expression to reachterns, yourorfull potential Whether it is family issues, life not go through this and only uncover and create a lasting legacy. purpose issues, money issues, the belief aspect and then “decide to health issues, depression is- move on, forgive yourself and your Let out your inner roar! sues, anxiety issues, physical parents” you are in “la la land” and health issues...whatever the is- will wonder why down the road you Your personal expression comes in many forms including language andsue communication, is, it actually ALLartistic, stems from are still experiencing suffering, strugmusical and other creative modalities and even the way you create moments in your life. or two in gle and unnecessary stress in life. your “Core Wounding” some cases. If you are undertaking a therapy At instant impressions we offer a coaching service to provide practical The tools, techniques universe actuallyand made that does not have as a goal the disexperiential learning process’s to help you to truly express to leave a long lasting impression. it rather simple for us, our poor charging/ expression from the system minds have made it complicated your built up emotional pain - your and we segregate the areas of anger, sadness, fear, guilt and shame, Creative expression weekend retreats when inemotional fact all the dif- then you are wasting your money and • Explore yourself, your creativity and your expression through all formsour of lives creativity, areasdeeply of our lives will be you are wasting your time. intelligence and circle talking experiences. Connect to your essence to ferent heal and symptoms/expressions of the Many therapists mean well, and connect. one thing that runs us and uses genuinely desire to help you and up our lives - our unconscious want to see you get better, but if your Workshops core beliefs. We are either driven therapist does not have the tools • Vulnerability in personal leadership by “I am not good enough, I am to facilitate in you the releasing of • Creative expression through Art, Dance and Singing bad, I am not wanted, There raw emotions, than chances are they • Voice health and expression is something wrong with me, I have done a “mental learning” of hu• Empathy and in2me communication to deeply connect am not good enough as a boy man nature, or even worse they have for mum, or as a girl for dad” studied statistics and other people’s

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Innserself - Issue 29 EW/2012  
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