FROM CHAOS TO CONSCIOUS CREATION
Given how much I have been playing in the field of Energetic NLP over the last year, I thought it was about time I dedicated a blog to the powerful and life-changing subject!
My journey with Energetic NLP began at age 28 when I found myself smack in the middle of one of the biggest ‘dark nights of the soul’ of my life. I woke up early one morning and as I lay there in bed realized that my world had turned distinctly grey. I was married to a man who I was not in love with any more and where fighting had become the norm. I was in a career that was extremely challenging, involved working horrendously long hours and paid well but was not fulfilling in any way. I was overweight and unfit, justifying my lack of exercise and healthy diet on the fact I ‘was too busy with my career’. The final nail in the coffin was that I found myself living in the suburbs of Coventry, a city that didn’t inspire me visually, culturally or mentally in any way. Every aspect of my life was not where I wanted it to be.
As I lay there in bed, I made a pact to myself and to the universe that it was time to change. The question was just how.
As in the way of these things I find that when you finally make a decision (especially an ‘enough is enough’ decision) that strange things start to fall in your path to help you. During a review with my manager at the work the next week, I found myself in the luxurious position of being offered the chance to embark on a six month Neuro Linguistic Programming course. Neuro Linguistic Programming (or NLP) for those of you, who are not familiar with it, is a form of positive human psychology. Essentially, it helps you to break down the map of who you are; your beliefs, your values and your thought patterns and how these patterns affect the choices we make in life and the experiences we end up having. Through the course of the next six months I had what I can only describe as a roller coaster, seat of your pants, magical mystery tour of my consciousness. I came to know who ‘I’ was for the first time. What was important to me, what made me tick and most importantly, where I was holding on to beliefs and thought patterns that were holding me back and creating ‘greyness’ in my life. I had discovered my spirit again and was starting to feel free…..
It was around the mid point of this course that I found Energetic NLP. Being quite an energetic, vibrant, spirit filled person anyway, a friend of mine grabbed me by the arm one day and excitedly asked me if I had ever come across Art Giser or Energetic NLP (ENLP) saying ‘it was right up my street’. As I started to say ‘no’, I experienced a feeling in the center of my chest that I can only describe as warm honey. It was a kind of ‘knowingness’ that I had been introduced to something incredibly important for me. Something that was going to change my life.
Hooked, I immediately signed up for a teleseminar that was being run by Art Giser, the creator of ENLP. On the night of the call, we had another one of those ‘funny life coincidences’ (I now call them universal synchronicities) where when I dialed in, expecting to be one of hundreds of attendees, I quickly realised that due to a technical hitch, it was only myself and my friend who were live on the call.
And you know the warm honey feeling I had got in my chest the day I heard about ENLP? Well, after being on a call pretty much one to one with Art Giser for 90 minutes, I knew exactly what this meant to me. ENLP had taken me, rocked me around and connected me to something deeper than the usual personal development methodologies out there.
I became what I can only describe as an ‘unstoppable force in my life’ from this moment on. Not only did I now know what I wanted in my life, I had the abilities and tools to go out there and create it. In the space of eight months, I got divorced and met the partner of my dreams (who had been right under my nose for 7 years), I changed my career completely to one that focused on community work (with no previous experience in the field), I lost 2 stone in weight through taking up yoga and moved to my favourite place in the UK, Glastonbury. Phewww – I was inspiring myself let alone everyone around me!
How did I do all of this you might ask? One of the foundation principles of ENLP is to unleash people in all their glory; to connect them deeply to their own source of inner wisdom, authentic energy and spiritual knowledge. Through training with Art Giser and completing his Level 1, 2 and 3 ENLP courses I had connected on a deep level to the biggest version of myself imaginable. Every choice and decision in my life was being guided by my true inner wisdom and spirit and it felt great.
I had become what I now call a Visionary; someone who had the ability to envision something from my inner wisdom and then take inspired action to make it happen. Using this new found personal power I have continued since to manifest many beautiful things in my life. I now run my own social enterprise, Emergency Happiness which helps people from all walks of life to life transformational lives. I work with an amazing and inspiring network of people from across the globe and breathtaking projects and collaborations fall into my lap on a daily basis. I envisioned becoming an Energetic NLP Trainer and here I am delivering seminars and teaching others the energetic miracle that gave me back control of my life and my destiny.
I have come to realize that everything is in this universe is made up of the same stuff ……energy. As a massive Star Wars fan, it is my pleasure to tell you all that the force is real! Our thoughts, beliefs and feelings all have an energetic blueprint that go out into the world and create the experiences that we have in our lives. The best part of this is that we are the only ones that can choose our thoughts, beliefs and feelings! We get to choose the lives we end up living – how exciting, liberating and fascinating is that?
If you are hooked like I was and want to find out more about the wonderful energetic toolkit that is ENLP, then check out our upcoming events.