A view from above

New perspectives are always a blessing, aren’t they?

I am trying to find the source for this photo, because I do not post pics without giving credence to the originator. I found this on Facebook, so I am hoping that friend knows where it came from and I can add the reference for this beautiful image. I am sure there’ll be an interesting story to go with it, too..
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Introducing fellow practitioner Tina Beneman

I love this article that Tina Beneman, fellow Resonance Repatterning practitioner, shared with me.
Please feel free to comment below and/or like. Thank you.

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“On We Grow” by Tina Beneman

Spring greetings from Tina Beneman in the Baltimore area.

One of the greatest treasures in my Resonance Repatterning practice is the relationships kindled with other practitioners. I am so lucky to trade sessions with three amazing professionals. I also mentor and practice with two outstanding students.

In addition to great tips and insights, hearing the words others use to express concepts is so helpful. I heartily encourage others to “buddy up.” In addition to the pleasure of fellowship, it is vital to receive sessions yourself and feel the power of the work we offer. This experience never fails to strengthen me and my commitment to “be the change I want to see in the world.”

Another huge plus is learning from what others are learning . My buddy Shyama Orum recently completed Donna Eden’s Energy Medicine practitioner training . She discovered a fantastic series of U tubes that demonstrate many techniques. Just listening to Prune Harris speak in her lovely English accent is a modality in itself! After watching the videos, I can easily make additions to the modalities list so that new techniques are handy to include in sessions.

So how about you? I would love to hear what others are discovering to add even more value to our work in the world.

On we grow!
Love, Tina

The Peaceful Heart exercise with Prune Harris – YouTube


https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=DURtiXm8Voc

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Isabel Rimanoczy on Time … and Meaning

I find this video of Isabel Rimanoczy truly inspiring. I hope the story she tells, and the way she tells it, touches your heart as it did mine.

I had the honor of assisting Isabel with a presentation at an Action Learning Conference in London in 2008. At that time, she was in the midst of developing her unique approach to opening others’ minds and hearts, through her creation of “The Sustainability Mindset”.

Clearly Isabel has come into her own with her work in this area and illustrates what happens when a person follows their heart’s desire and makes an imprint on the world that resonates with their spirit.

I feel that it’s no coincidence that I chose to open Isabel’s video at this precise moment in time, a time when I have been asking myself the question “What do I want to do with my life in the time I have left?”

As I attempt to share my heart-warming response provoked by Isabel’s talk here in this post, it is my intention to send to each of you a message of love and hope ….. that we may each find our most important meaning in this life and our best way to wisely spend our time.

Here’s Isabel’s TED video

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I would love you to comment* and I look forward to reading your reaction.
Thank you 🙂

With Peace and Love,
Carole Brown

Read more about:
The Sustainability Mindset: “Big Bang Being: Developing the Sustainability Mindset” by Isabel Rimanoczy.

Action Reflection Learning:
Rimanoczy, Isabel and Brown, Carole (2008). “Bringing Action Reflection Learning into action learning”, Action Learning: Research and Practice,5:2,185—192
Download a pdf version here … Bringing Action Reflection Learning into Action Learning by Rimanoczy and Brown

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Elisabet Sahtouris on “Transformation from caterpillar to butterfly”

Today I was reading about Elisabet Sahtouris, American/Greek biological philosopher, educator and writer. On her website there is a beautiful and thought-provoking piece about the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly, which I reproduce below. I hope you can add your comments at the end and mention inspirational people you know to be other “imaginal cells” with whom we can connect and build a more conscious future for all!:

A caterpillar can eat up to three hundred times its own weight in a day, devastating many plants in the process, continuing to eat until it’s so bloated that it hangs itself up and goes to sleep, its skin hardening into a chrysalis. Then, within the chrysalis, within the body of the dormant caterpillar, a new and very different kind of creature, the butterfly, starts to form. This confused biologists for a long time. How could a different genome plan exist within the caterpillar to form a different creature? They knew that metamorphosis occurs in a number of insect species, but it was not known until quite recently that nature did a lot of mixing and matching of very different genome/protein configurations in early evolutionary times. Cells with the butterfly genome were held as disc like aggregates of stem cells that biologists call ‘imaginal cells’, hidden away inside the caterpillar’ all its life, remaining undeveloped until the crisis of overeating, fatigue and breakdown allows them to develop, gradually replacing the caterpillar with a butterfly!

Such metamorphosis makes a good metaphor for the great changes globalisation, in the sense of world transformation, is bringing about., as Norie Huddle first used it in her beautiful book Butterfly. Our bloated old system is rapidly becoming defunct while the vision of a new and very different society, long held by many ‘imaginal cell’ humans who dreamt of a better world, is now emerging like a butterfly, representing our solutions to the crises of predation, overconsumption and breakdown in a new way of living lightly on Earth, and of seeing our human society not in the metaphors and models of mechanism as well-oiled social machinery, but in those of evolving, self-organizing and intelligent living organism.

If you want a butterfly world, don’t step on the caterpillar, but join forces with other imaginal cells to build a better future for all!

Source Elisabet Sahtouris at her website http://www.sahtouris.com/

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Chloe Wordsworth and Resonance Repatterning

Chloe Wordsworth is a thought leader for sure. She has been developing Resonance Repatterning (also known as Holographic Repatterning) and refining this system for almost forty years.

Resonance Repatterning, is one of the most powerful transformative approaches I have experienced. It gives us a new way of listening deep within ourselves and working with our inner wisdom, through accessing the quantum field and the world of frequencies and vibrations within and all around us.

I first met and trained with Chloe in 2000. From her background in acupuncture and polarity therapy and knowledge of many other healing modalities, Chloe developed her holographic approach to healing. Resonance Repatterning uses our muscle response (from applied kinesiology) to answer questions not from our conscious mind but from our unconscious self, and accesses our energy field to identify our patterns. At any moment in time, it gives us the ability to identify which positive aspects we are now ready to resonate with and which negative patterns we are ready to let go of. It is then possible to find and experience the specific healing modalities suited to the issue we are working on. Afterwards, we find ourselves resonating with new, healthy ways of being and of managing our interactions with others and the world. Our negative coping strategies and self defeating patterns are replaced with positive ones and we find ourselves attuned in ways that enrich our lives and our relationships.

For an explanation of Resonance Repatterning by Chloe herself, take a look at these youtube videos:

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Part Two

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The Resonance Repatterning website is a rich source of information on this transformative approach. There you can also listen to Chloe and learn about many different areas where Resonance Repatterning can be applied to give you a new way of looking at things.
The 52 “Living in Tune” radio show recordings  cover a wide range of topics.
Some of my favorites are:

3: Self Mastery and Problems

6: Trigger Reactions and Stress

8: The Truth Within Your Goals

13: How does Your Heart reach the Heart of Another?

18: New Physics, the Hologram

I experience Resonance Repatterning as a beautiful way to create the harmony that my mind, body, heart and soul desire. I am so grateful to Chloe for bringing this approach into the world and for her dedication to continually improving this body of work.

I wish you FUN LEARNING and HAPPY DISCOVERIES from this truly magical approach!

If you have any friends who you think would like to know about Resonance Repatterning, there are buttons below to help you share on social media. There is also a comment box at the very bottom of this post. If you have comments or experiences of Resonance Repatterning that you’d like to share, please add them there.  You might also like to mention YOUR favorites from the “Living In Tune” recordings.
As always you input is very much appreciated . Thank you.
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Who am I, really?

When I wrote this poem in the early hours of the morning on 1st February 2009, the day after my birthday, I might have been contemplative because on my birthday I always look at the year ahead as a new beginning, or I might have been in touch with my innermost being because it was a Sunday, i.e. a church day. Whatever the trigger point, that day  I was inspired to express my thoughts about how many of us lose our identity as we are pulled by forces outside ourselves. Whether it be corporate employers, our peers, parents, or children, or maybe friends and acquaintances, they can all make multiple claims on us.  As a result we can lose our centre, our balance and lose touch with who we are in our essence.

This poem is my way of trying to express my concern about the disconnection of humankind from our centre, from the world around us, and from our source.
If we become disconnected from our source, then who do we become?

I wanted to share my views, in the hope that you will respond and share your thoughts, too.

A poem by Carole Brown entitled “WHO AM I?”

 

Hi I am …..

I am an investment banker,
I deal … with numbers and data, trends and models,
I am dollars and yen, and pounds and euros,
I make money, that is my aim,
I am hungry to succeed,
I need to win.

Hi I am  ……

I am a corporate executive,
I lead ….. with corporate visions and missions, markets and shares,
I am success and growth, and position and power,
I make profit, that is my goal,
I protect my shareholders,
I must please them.

Hi I am ……

I am a therapist,
I listen ….. to beliefs and values, feelings and emotions,
I am histories and hurts, and pasts and pain,
I help mend, that is my role,
I am caring to others,
I help them live.

Hi I am …….

I am a parent,
I tend …… to babies and toddlers, teens and young adults,
I am teething and tantrums, and rebellion and independence,
I give love, that is my want,
I create the space,
For my children to grow.

Hi I am …….

I am an artist.
I create …… stories and songs, paintings and pictures,
I am words and music, and colors and shapes,
I give form, that is my gift,
I voice the invisible,
For others to absorb.

Hi I am …….

I am a scientist,
I observe …… evolution and adaptation, survival and decay,
I am cells and chemicals, and processes and systems,
I study life, that is my quest,
I show natural order,
For humans to be humane.

Hi ……. and you are?

I am invisible,
I make …… elements and molecules, life forms and the innate,
I am atoms and electrons, and neutrons and protons,
I am a building block, that is my honor,
I connect with others,
I exist in each and every.

I am in all the above,
I am.

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There is more to the brain than you think!

Joe Dispenza Video

One of the aspects that I chose for excellent leadership is that of being spiritual. Spiritual is a hard word to define but for me the content of this talk by Joe Dispenza encapsulates spirituality and wisdom. By that I mean it explores the laws of nature that go beyond the realm of what we can see and what has been reported by science alone, involving the way that human beings function and the way we connect with each other and the universe.

I hope you enjoy this video. I needed to look at it several times before I could start to comprehend all the links that Dr Dispenza talks about between thoughts, behaviours, feelings, neuro-biology, neuro-circuitry, neurochemistry, etc, etc.
I would love to receive your comments on this and also your recommendations for further reading on the topic.

Enjoy!

 

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Deepak Chopra on What is Consciousness?

I have enjoyed reading Deepak Chopra’s books for some years now.
One book in particular that I like is called The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams
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It is a wonderful introduction to our spiritual nature and how we are part of the field of pure potentiality.
What I also love about this book is that Deepak suggests we all read the same chapter on the same day of the week, that is on the first day we all read Chapter One and the second day, Chapter Two … and so on.
I love the idea that I can be reading the same words at the same time you are reading them. It’s a more conscious form of synchronicity.

Talking of consciousness, recently I also saw a short video by Deepak Chopra when Joan Borysenko mentioned it on her Facebook page.

It is called “What is Consciousness?”

You can watch it here on youtube … and listen to Deepak’s rich and vibrant tones talking about our true nature and describing the realm of quantum reality. He says “There is no matter. What we think of as tiny particles are actually not material at all but waves of potential. The physical world as we see it is not reality.” …
He talks about the true nature of reality being pure potential, infinite possibilities, infinite creativity. He says “This true reality has no beginning and no end. It does not exist in space and time; space and time exist within it! And this we call Consciousness“.

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WOW!!!

 

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What Is A Thought Leader?

The following article, entitled  “What Is A Thought Leader?” is taken from FORBES LEADERSHIP section. 

I thought it  might be interesting and educational to debate its content and I therefore hope you will feel free to comment on it. Personally I do not agree with many of the points it makes, but I’d rather not post my views yet as I do not want to influence the debate. 

“What Is A Thought Leader?” 

It’s a truism that thought leaders tend to be the most successful individuals or firms in their respective fields. Furthermore, in the research literature, there’s a general consensus that being a thought leader whether you’re an individual or employed at an organization and you want to grow the business, or even an association seeking new members as well as more generous sponsors, being a thought leader can make a very significant and positive difference.

When you think of the term thought leader, what comes to mind? With all the definitional dispersion around the phrase, as a starting point it’s usually very worthwhile to define just what a thought leader is and, sometimes more importantly, what a thought leader is not.

What we’ve found is that some people take a very expansive view of the term, wrapping internal strategy and corporate culture into their definition. Other individuals are more constrained in their definition. Bluntly, there are many definitions of the term.

The way we conceptualize and define thought leadership highlights and emphasizes the potential exponential rewards of being a thought leader. In fact, that it’s the exponential rewards that is very much the focal point of our thinking and consulting in the field. From our perspective, no one can possibly be a thought leader unless they’re capitalizing on the dramatically enhanced brand equity attained by being a thought leader.

Based on decades of working with professionals, their firms and other types of organizations, we have a two-part definition of what constitutes a thought leader:

Definition—Part One

A thought leader is an individual or firm that prospects, clients, referral sources, intermediaries and even competitors recognize as one of the foremost authorities in selected areas of specialization, resulting in its being the go-to individual or organization for said expertise.

Considering the title of this column, what we’re talking about in Part One of the definition is “brilliance.” What’s essential to understand is that brilliance doesn’t exist in a vacuum, and it’s a total waste of time to debate whether it’s authentic or not. Brilliance is a function of acclaim, created where others bestow the accolades. We now move to the second part of the definition, the commercial component:

Definition—Part Two

A thought leader is an individual or firm that significantly profits from being recognized as such.

People are in businesses to make money. By and large, their objective whether through products, services or both is to do a top-notch job for their clients. Still, it’s fair to say, they want to be well compensated to the extent possible. Being a thought leader is very much about making money, which is also evidenced in the title for this column.

Let’s consider a tax accounting firm that wants to become a thought leader. A new law comes out that will have a dramatic effect on how to address the depreciation of certain corporate assets. For the tax accounting firm to appear as a thought leader, the tax partners have to do a lot more than merely regurgitate the new law. However, in most situations with professionals, simply repeating the basics tends to be the norm.

To become a thought leader, the tax accounting firm needs to do a deep dive concerning the new law. The partners must determine just how the law will impact various companies. Furthermore, the tax accountants must develop distinctive insights and actionable planning strategies based on the new law. There have to be recommendations attached to the analysis that can prove beneficial to the impacted companies. It’s of critical importance that the tax accounting firm communicates that it’s the go-to expert concerning these distinctive insights and actionable strategies. As the go-to expert, the accounting firm will have structured the means to more effectively garner new clients and do more business with current clients with the result being a larger bottom-line. Being selectively renowned can be very rewarding, but being wealthy as well is immensely better.

For any individual or any organization to be a thought leader it’s especially critical that they monetize their state-of-the-art thinking by increasing their ability to source, work with and profit from their target markets. In effect, being a thought leader absolutely includes the ability to garner radically above-average returns for the investment and effort. Becoming a thought leader is about making money and making history.

Source article written 16 March 2012 @ 9:49AM
http://www.forbes.com/sites/russprince/2012/03/16/what-is-a-thought-leader/

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Engage with Grace this Thanksgiving holiday

#EWG — A group of us bloggers have been conducting an Engage with Grace blog rally each Thanksgiving for the past four years, because it is a good time to be with family and talk turkey about end-of-life issues.
Here’s a summary
written by Alexandra Drane and the Engage With Grace team (with whom I worked during the first year of this initiative). Alex is co-founder of Eliza Corporation, a Boston based innovative healthcare company with patented speech recognition software that engages people in conversations about their behavior for better health. She is a dynamic thought leader and Engage with Grace is one of her initiatives. I am posting her words here in the hope that you read them, share with others and talk about your wishes with your family and close friends this Thanksgiving week. Whether you are young or older, healthy or not so healthy, the best time to plan with your friends or family is now, so that others know how you wish to be treated. It’s good for you and it’s a wonderful gift that you can give to those who will take care of you, because they will know your wishes and can carry them out in a loving manner and without any concern.

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Once again, this Thanksgiving we are grateful to all the people who keep this mission alive day after day: to ensure that each and every one of us understands, communicates, and has honored their end of life wishes.

Seems almost more fitting than usual this year, the year of making change happen. 2011 gave us the Arab Spring, people on the ground using social media to organize a real political revolution. And now, love it or hate it – it’s the Occupy Wall Street movement that’s got people talking.

Smart people (like our good friend Susannah Fox) have made the point that unlike those political and economic movements, our mission isn’t an issue we need to raise our fists about – it’s an issue we have the luxury of being able to hold hands about.

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It’s a mission that’s driven by all the personal stories we’ve heard of people who’ve seen their loved ones suffer unnecessarily at the end of their lives.

It’s driven by that ripping-off-the-band-aid feeling of relief you get when you’ve finally broached the subject of end of life wishes with your family, free from the burden of just not knowing what they’d want for themselves, and knowing you could advocate for these wishes if your loved one weren’t able to speak up for themselves.

And it’s driven by knowing that this is a conversation that needs to happen early, and often. One of the greatest gifts you can give the ones you love is making sure you’re all on the same page. In the words of the amazing Atul Gawande, you only die once! Die the way you want. Make sure your loved ones get that same gift. And there is a way to engage in this topic with grace!

Here are the five questions, read them, consider them, answer them (you can securely save your answers at the Engage with Grace site), share your answers with your loved ones. It doesn’t matter what your answers are, it just matters that you know them for yourself, and for your loved ones. And they for you.

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We all know the power of a group that decides to assemble. In fact, we recently spent an amazing couple days with the members of the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care, or C-TAC, working together to channel so much of the extraordinary work that organizations are already doing to improve the quality of care for our country’s sickest and most vulnerable.

Noted journalist Eleanor Clift gave an amazing talk, finding a way to weave humor and joy into her telling of the story she shared in this Health Affairs article. She elegantly sums up (as only she can) the reason that we have this blog rally every year:

For too many physicians, that conversation is hard to have, and families, too, are reluctant to initiate a discussion about what Mom or Dad might want until they’re in a crisis, which isn’t the best time to make these kinds of decisions. Ideally, that conversation should begin at the kitchen table with family members, rather than in a doctor’s office.

It’s a conversation you need to have wherever and whenever you can, and the more people you can rope into it, the better! Make this conversation a part of your Thanksgiving weekend, there will be a right moment, you just might not realize how right it was until you begin the conversation.

This is a time to be inspired, informed – to tackle our challenges in real, substantive, and scalable ways. Participating in this blog rally is just one small, yet huge, way that we can each keep that fire burning in our bellies, long after the turkey dinner is gone.

Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy holiday season. Let’s Engage with Grace together.

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