Time Tools @ Jaspers

I’m just about to facilitate a 90 minute session for people who want to have a great relationship with time. We’re going to look at the nature of time, how we relate to it and also identify some of the key challenges.

This workshop is a pilot for The Linchpin Sessions. My aims for this session are for the participants to:

  • Become more aware of the nature of time.
  • Relate to time with more clarity and sovereignty
  • Get some simple tools to help them to work more effectively with time.

Its a topic that is a personal area of passion for me. I’ve been using a self-designed system since July 2009. Soon after I started I wrote this post about my own personal relationship with time.

The Single Key Factor in creating lasting change is accountability. One of the tasks in the workshop was to design a ‘perfect week’. To complete the task review your ‘actual week’ and see how they compare.

Q1. Were they close or were they very different?

Q2. What were your 3 key ‘time highlights’ in the week?

Q3. What were your 3 key ‘time challenges’ in the week?

Q4. What is the single key change you would like to make moving forward?

I’d love you to post your answers as a comment below!

Dunstan

News from Dunstan

Dear Friends,

Its an exciting time for me.
New plans are afoot.
Awakening my deeper passion…

… and I’d like your help
… more about that later
… first my news.

I’m running a one day retreat on Sunday 26th September at the Bondi Pavillion.
Its called The Voice of The Work and I’m co-facilitating the event with my wonderful friend Ganga.

We want to help people to live sweeter lives with more compassion for themselves and others.\

Do you know anyone who would like to…

…challenge limiting beliefs?
…release blockages?
…explore their inner world?
…let their voice out?

We are going to sing.
Its going to be a lot of fun.

There are more details here – take a look!

So now for my big ask…

I’d love you to do the following:

1. email me back – whether you love it or not – brief is fine.
2. forward this email to someone who needs to read it and tell them why
3. join the mailing list if you feel you should – click http://eepurl.com/KaZP
4. that’s it… nothing else.

> Your friends are sooo welcome!

> And of course I’d love you to come if it feels right to you!

> Heck if you are feeling super-kind-hearted you might even like to gift a ticket to someone who deserves it…

Thanks for taking time to hear my words.

Love and Light to You and Yours,

Dunstan

PS I’m sharing this offering with you to make life sweeter – mine and hopefully yours too!

…I’ve worked through a lot of limiting beliefs to get this far.
…no doubt there are plenty more blockages for me to work through.
…plenty more ‘inner world’ for me to explore.
…and my voice is bursting to get out and be heard!

If you have known me since I discovered The Work you may have noticed me changing.
I feel like I am more myself. I like it!

By reading this  you are a part or my journey. That is special to me!

Dunstan Bertschinger
Lover of What Is

0401 754 901

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The Voice of The Work

The Voice of The Work is a brand new offering for open minded Sydneysiders who would like to experience their life in a new way.

This event is co-hosted by Ganga Ashworth and Dunstan Bertschinger

Registration is now live!

September 26th, 2010 at 10:30 AM

Bondi Pavillion – Queen Elizabeth Drive – Bondi Beach – New South Wales 2026 – Australia

Early Bird special rate of $129 available until Sunday September 12th.

Click Here to Register!

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Eat Your Fear!

I used to think the point of life was to get to a place where there are no *negative emotions*. No anger, doubt, frustration, sadness, pain or sadness.

Everything in life is either borne of fear or love. Banish fear and live from love.

WAHOO!

Shift your paradigm!
Think positively!

Does it sound like a good plan?

I’m going to stick my neck out and suggest that it doesn’t work…

… well perhaps it does *sometimes* – I must admit that since committing my *2 Year Vision* to paper things have shifted faster than I can imagine.

But what about the times when it doesn’t work out how you wanted…?

AHA! Up pops our good friend *FEAR* in one of his many disguises. Ever get those dreams where you are running away but you aren’t sure what from? Well its him… hot on your heels or stalking you from a distance… Either way he is out there lurking!

Did you ever hear this expression “What You Resist, Persists!”

Well its true… but only always.

You think you have put enough distance between yourself and the thing that scares you most. You start to relax and breathe more easily and you think it is over. But just like the T-800 Terminator played by Arnie in the first film can’t just ‘get rid’ of *FEAR*! Just when you think you are safe you hear that eerie sound and have to start running again!

You may be familiar with the idea of ‘Swallowing the Frog’…

Well I’d like to take it to the next level.
Don’t just endure your frog for breakfast and surf the achievement for the rest of the day…

I say munch it down with relish and then look for the next tasty morsel.

FEAR for breakfast
FEAR for lunch
FEAR for supper

Hell you can even raid the fridge and have a midnight snack the next time you wake up in a cold sweat and can’t remember what you were running away from in your *bad* dream!

“Waiter! Please can you tell me, what is on the menu today?”

“Aaaah the house special sounds delicious. I’ll take one of those with the frog salad on the side please!”

So what is your favorite flavor of fear? Leave a comment!

Our Deepest Fear

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.’ We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Marianne Williamson in ‘A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”‘

Imagination, Inspiration and INTUITION

I just read this article in Eckart Tolle’s newsletter. I love the idea that intuition is readily available to all of us if we can be present for long enough. Once there is space and stillness within us the intuition is just there. That is certainly true in my experience of life 🙂

Question: What is intuition?

Eckhart Tolle:  You could say that intuition is a kind of knowing, but you don’t know how you got there.  You know something, but you don’t know by what path you’ve arrived at what you know.  It’s a sudden arising of knowledge or knowing something, but “I don’t know how I know this”.  What is at work here is non-conceptual intelligence, when intuition arises.

Intuition is not arrived at by thinking, not by logic.  It’s arrived at in a way that we cannot explain.  It is closely related to creativity and inspiration.  Inspiration also comes from that place.  It is given to you.  [It is given to] all great artists, musicians, writers, and even great scientists who made deep discoveries that were revolutionary – like Einstein.  Einstein had a ‘sense’ of his theory of relativity.  Before he could fully prove it, he already knew it was true.  It was intuition that came to him.  Of course, he had done a lot of thinking before that happened.  

Sometimes you have to do a lot of thinking, and then suddenly, thinking doesn’t get you anywhere anymore, and you stop thinking, and you go out and take a few deep breaths.  Or you go out into nature and sit under a tree.  And suddenly, intuition is there.  Something you couldn’t have arrived at through thinking.

It’s vital for every human being to contact that place within, where intuition arises, because otherwise you are confined to the limitations of your conceptual mind.

Otherwise, your life is just repetitive, and no new ideas can come.  If it’s a fresh and new idea, it comes from a place where all creativity arises – which ultimately, is the stillness within.  That’s where intuition arises.  If you can be still even for a moment, then there’s a possibility that some intuitive thing arises as a thought or as a spontaneous thing that you say, and you’ve surprised yourself.  Maybe somebody needs your help or advice, and rather than thinking “I should be helping that person.  What can I say next to help them?”, rather than that you just become still, listen, look.  And suddenly you may find yourself saying something.  It’s intuitive.  Suddenly a deeper intelligence comes and uses your mind.

That’s what we call intuition.  Realize that this is at the basis of all creative activities, all truly creative activities.  Perception is something that comes from the outside, and intuition comes from the inner.  It comes from you.  It is essentially one with who you are, intelligence itself.  

The easiest way to develop intuition is to develop the ability to be still at times.  Rather than “trying” to develop intuition, go to the place where all intuition arises.  You don’t need to worry about becoming more intuitive if you focus more on being still.  Not necessarily for long periods of time, but have moments of stillness in your life, so that every day is interspersed with moments of stillness.

You could just close your eyes and take one or two deep breaths.  Or you don’t even have to close your eyes, but while you’re listening or looking at somebody, feel yourself breathing.  Feel the inner aliveness within your body. 

If you are looking at your computer screen, look away for a moment, or close your eyes for a moment, and take one or two conscious breaths.  It brings you to stillness.

Wherever you are, there are always opportunities for a moment of stillness.  And that is vital, because otherwise your life is unbalanced.  If you don’t find stillness, all you have is activity – one thing after another.  And this covers up your potential intuitive faculty, continuously.  Seek out moments of stillness.  Even the busiest person can do it.  If you’re driving home, or driving to work, every traffic light is an invitation to stillness.  [There are] so many opportunities for stillness.  Stillness is where intuition arises.