2018 – The Year of Transformation and Growth

2017 brought a number of things to a close for us – it was a time of endings, releasing and letting go of much of the old. We’ve experienced so much change in the world; globally and locally. 2017 has been a clearing of the slate; laying the foundation for something new and although everything is still uncertain, you can now begin to open up to the new. You may have been like a pupa in a chrysalis, feeling massive shifts of transformation, often painful, scary and confusing. You’ve been laying the foundation from which a butterfly can emerge.

2018 – the year of radical transformation and rapid growth – the kind of radical change that the caterpillar undergoes to become a butterfly. Now, the butterfly may not be quite ready to emerge. It may have to strengthen its wings as part of continuous systematic foundational work before it can take off and expand. It may have to experiment, explore and experience much to familiarise itself with its new form. There are new possibilities and potential to tap; a new power and purpose to fulfil. You may have to be practical to anchor in your growth because even though it may still be unclear, what you are becoming is truly magnificent.

At Bright Future Now, we have developed key themes and focus areas for 2018 to enable your journey of unfoldment so you have the structure and power to boldly step into your true purpose this year:

Personal Transformation and Accelerated Growth

Transformation has always been our focus. This year we are geared to use the magic of transformational therapy and coaching to dramatically accelerate your transformation and growth. We have refined a program over the years that perfectly covers every essential step on your path of growth. Firstly, we clear up and heal the past. This means releasing all negative emotions, dealing with the baggage that we’ve accumulated and changing our unhelpful patterns. Secondly, we release any limiting beliefs, focus on confidence-building and adopting empowering self-belief. Then you are ready to step into your true power and purpose. You can create 2018 and beyond as your time to unfold, shine and thrive by means of purposeful intention-setting and visualisation. The complete process on the path of transformation and growth is described here and the new Personal Transformation and Accelerated Growth Program we will run in February may be just where you want to start.

Evolving Through Mastering the Art of Relationships

Our relationships with others, mirror our primary relationship – with ourselves. Through relationships we evolve and learn more about ourselves. To master the art of relationships, we have to deepen our understand of the deep psychology of perceptions and how we project our own perceptions onto others. What you see in others is who you are yourself (what you like and don’t like). We are always looking in a mirror. When we challenge and change our perceptions, everything and everyone around us begins to change in a real magical way. If our views of reality are only a perception and everything we perceive outside of us is a projection from inside of us, then it’s time to really take charge of our perceptions. It seems much easier to blame others and wanting them to change. Taking responsibility for your own perceptions and embarking on the great inner work is real empowerment and true self-mastery.

Self-Mastery

This year we are delighted to introduce a new course for those who have been on the path of personal transformation for a while now. You may have advanced on your journey of personal development and growth and may feel ready for further refinement. We’ve decided to roll this out as a Meditation Course – an 8-Step Journey of Empowerment through mastery of mind, body, energy, emotions and soul. You will experience the secret principles and practices that the masters have known for eons and new science is just beginning to reveal. You can now take charge of your life as your own master and become more of your true magnificent self here on Earth.

Healing the Fearful Ego

A continued main theme of our work is recognising the suffering-creating programs of the ego, overcoming fears and working towards wholeness. Fears are often the result of hurtful experiences of the past. Perhaps this year we will find a way to forgive our past, forgive the pain and accept more love in our hearts and in our relationships. Integrating the limiting, reactive ego-self into your true, expansive, magnificent higher self, brings the kind of wholeness which allows you to open up to love and all its lightness, positivity, possibilities and upliftment.

Restructure your Foundations and Strengthening your Wings

We are all going through so much change as the old ways of being continue to crumble and fall away. You may have a vision of the the new, and not quite know how to bring it about. In reality, you have all that it takes already inside you – a true authority and power that can be tapped to make the desired change in your life and the world you live in. It may well be why you are here.

Re-birth through Practical Creativity

You came into this world with a unique set of gifts, talents and abilities and a desire to express these in a unique way for your own expansion and for the betterment of the world. Many of the challenges you have experienced in life only happen for your growth, maturity, preparation and readiness to step boldly onto your true path; your true purpose. Eckhart Tolle describes our inner and outer purposes. The two are intertwined. Your inner purpose is to awaken and expand in consciousness. Your inner purpose is the foundation for fulfilling our outer purpose. Your outer purpose is to create the kind of New Earth that you want to live in.

Transformation is often more about undoing than doing. Sometimes we have to enter the deeper waters of our feelings, intuition and true inner power that stir in you the inspiration and desire to claim your gifts and express your own uniqueness in a practical creative way.

May 2018 be your year of transformation, growth and expansion. The time is right now, for you to claim and express your gifts, to unfold your wings and do what you came to do creatively in the world.

Visit the Events Calendar now and plan ahead.

The Power of Mental Discipline and Focused Thought

It has been said that time is speeding up. Whilst we don’t always know what that means, it has the implication that thoughts manifest as outcomes so much quicker. Therefore mental discipline and focused thoughts will become an ever-increasing important skill. Once the past is healed and the emotions are turned positive (as covered in last month’s blog), this mental discipline becomes the key focus of our work. So, how can you take charge of your mind and turn your thoughts in your favour?

 

 

8 Key Mental Shifts that Lead to Personal Empowerment and Expanded Consciousness

1. Victim to Creator
The single most empowering mental shift we can make is shifting our consciousness from Victim to Creator.

Until this first realisation we basically have tunnel vision; unaware of who we really are and what we are capable of. Consequently, as we experience life’s challenges, we often feel the victim of circumstances. We then have the tendency to point fingers and blame others, looking for excuses; for reasons outside ourselves for the mishaps in our own lives. Victimhood may sound like a harsh word here, however that’s what we are whenever we feel something is happening to us and that we can’t do anything about it.

Life doesn’t happen to you, life responds to you – Rhonda Byrne.

It takes a huge mental shift from this cozy yet powerless position towards taking full responsibility. This first shift from Victim to Creator is an awakening to the fact that we are essentially powerful creators.

A Creator-mindset implies taking responsibility, taking charge, exercising choices and options. When we first awaken to our own role and our own personal power, everything changes. Our perceptions, beliefs, values, attitudes and approach to life change radically. The world of form becomes less solid. We become less externally orientated. Instead of looking outside of us for reasons of what is happening in our lives, we become aware of our own role in the events and circumstance in our lives. It is a huge process of self-discovery and the insights can be extremely self-empowering. You know you are an all-powerful creator of you own life. Here you may also look at what you might have chosen to experience in this lifetime and the people who have crossed your path. Sometimes you might think ‘Why would I have chosen to go through this experience?’ and it may seem negative, but when you look at it more closely you can see how this challenging experience helped assist you in your growth.

2. Thoughts Matter as they Become Matter
As you think so you create. Thoughts create emotions with vibrations that attract likeness to us. For example, if I perceive the world as a fearful place, I will attract circumstances to me that create more fear. If I have a belief that people can’t be trusted, I will attract to me people that can’t be trusted, and so prove myself right. It is a simple Law of Cause and Effect. The belief attracts and creates the reality. This is why much of the self-searching work we do in therapy and coaching involves bringing these often subtle beliefs, perceptions and feelings into our conscious awareness. When we are aware of it, we can change it.

3. Excuses to Results
As the Creator, you are in charge of the results you want to achieve. The Victim tends to come up with reasons and excuses for not achieving the results you wanted. The Creator ditches all reasons and excuses, and when you do, you begin to experience results.

4. Taking Responsibility
Taking 100% responsibility for everything in your life is very empowering. ‘For everything?’ you may ask. Yes, for everything that you are experiencing. This doesn’t mean you begin to blame yourself. No, it means you are taking charge of your thoughts, perceptions and beliefs, and that you are prepared to do introspection: “How did I attract this experience into my life? What am I learning from it? What do I want to do differently?” Through reflection, we learn, make change and grow.

5. Beliefs are Self-fulfilling Prophecies
This is the Law of Attraction. Sometimes we hang onto our beliefs as if they are some truths. Beliefs are just beliefs. We don’t believe things because they are true. Beliefs become our truths because we believe them! We can only achieve in life what we believe we can achieve. Any limitation is self-imposed. When we flush out such limiting beliefs, we can change them because, the truth is that you have infinite potential and creative ability. We know this from Quantum Physics and equally from ancient wisdom like the Vedic text here made simple in an article on 6 illusions and how to go beyond them, courtesy the Chopra Centre website. 

6. Your Nervous System is Designed to Give you what you Focus on
When we really grasp the implication of this statement we can begin to unleash the power of the mind to magical effect. Focused thought energises, mobilises and creates outcomes. This is not just about positive thinking, it is also important to keep our internal mental images and feelings focused on what we want rather than what we don’t want. How often do we say or think: I don’t want to be ill or I don’t want to be late or I don’t want to fail? These thoughts put your nervous system in a state of fear and anxiety. So, you know what you don’t want, but what you do want? State your desires in the positive and in the present tense e.g. My timing is perfect, I can do this, I am naturally healthy. Such thoughts put your creative mind in a positive and empowering state.

7. Our Views of Reality are Perceptions that we Project
We perceive the world through the filters of our experiences, attitudes, values and beliefs. Therefore we perceive the world, not as it is, but as we interpret it. We create our own reality through our subjective perceptions. Carl Jung, the Psychologist, in describing the ongoing learning and growth process in life, said that some of our unconscious issues can be so deep-seated that we can’t easily uncover it. To learn from it, we then project our deep-seated unconscious issues out onto people around us, who inevitably reflect it back to us. We then think they are the problem, because we couldn’t see it in ourselves. And so the learning begins… What you see in others is who you are yourself – what you like about them and what you don’t like.

Taking responsibility for our own perceptions therefore takes self-empowerment to a whole new level. When we take charge of our perceptions we can change it anytime. It’s just a perception, not a truth! It’s good practice to regularly question the way we perceive of people and situations. When we change our perceptions, everything and everyone around us change. And it happens quite magically. This is true empowerment.

8. The mind and body are linked
Yes it IS all in the mind. According to Bruce Lipton genes can be turned on and off by the mind! This thinking puts us in charge of our genes and therefore in charge of our potential and our health. It does however imply a great responsibility to monitor and question our thoughts and perceptions continuously. Negative, stressful thoughts and limiting beliefs have an immediate negative effect on the body and limit our potential outcomes.

Positive thoughts and feelings cause DNA to relax and unwind so growth can take place, creativity can be tapped and new possibilities can be realised. The human being is far more magnificent than we realise and the potential you can tap into is infinite.

Resources
These concepts are explored further in the book: “Lifting the Veils of Illusion“. For more information and access to the free audio meditations that accompany the book, visit our sister site: http://liftingtheveilsofillusion.co.uk

Transformational Coaching and Therapies
Sessions often combine powerful techniques such as Time Line Therapy™, Hypnotherapy and NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) for the best possible result. Time Line Therapy™ is the quickest and gentlest way to heal and release negative emotions such as fear, stress, anxiety and depression. Limiting beliefs are also changed into empowering, positive beliefs for healthy confidence.

Personal Development Events
Want to join the forthcoming meditation course or undergo a step by step guided process of healing and creating your future? Join one of our personally transformational events. Visit our Events Calendar for forthcoming Events.