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Activating Awareness

Tolstoy once said:

If, then, I were asked for the most important advice I could give, that which I considered to be the most useful to the men of our century, I should simply say: in the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.

You can spend so much time doing whatever you need to do to feel a deeper sense of security that you forget what’s in front of you.  Last Autumn I had the privilege of participating in a magical conversation with three other people.  Although I reached out to the two men I did not know beforehand to continue the conversation, only one came back to me.  I have just found out that the other has died. It was a reminder to me that our time on this planet is brief and I felt a certain amount of sadness that I had missed the opportunity to reconnect with this inspiring individual.

Humanity’s story

In many ways, the story of what happened in the Garden of Eden is an allegory for the journey of humanity.  We gained the gift of self-awareness and the price for that was also the creation of the ego, that sense of pain and suffering as we feel separate from the Allness.  At the same time, we took a great leap in our consciousness and became thinkers.  We have created all sorts of clever constructs and gained so much knowledge and yet we still suffer because it is rare to feel the continuous connection to all things.

The pain ebbs and flows and yet each of us has a core wound that was seeded in us at the point of our creation.  You cannot think your way out of the pain.

When you feel really lost or disorientated that is often when the interference frequency overcomes you. In those moments you end up repeating patterns of behaviour that exhaust you and those around you. You may feel stuck or find the motivation to carry on is lacking or low – that’s the point at which gentleness and kindness is needed. It is through such nurturing that the possibility to reconnect occurs and you notice the synchronicities that life is offering again.

You cannot use force of will to bring about a different outcome. If you do you will become exhausted.  The first step is to recognise that it is your mind causing the block.  If you can get out of your head, something that colour enables, then quite possibly a shift in your DNA will be activated and you will notice awareness bubbling up inside you.  Watch my latest video for more info on this⤵︎

Kate Griffiths
Kate Griffithshttps://www.wholeselfleadership.com/
Some call me the coaches' coach. I work with visionary leaders doing world work who are really good at what they do but haven't found their sweet spot yet. I help them unlock their whole selves by learning to build their intuitive muscle and so create more meaning. Ultimately this enables them to move into expanded awareness and the realms of higher consciousness. This is deep work because it requires you to embrace your shadow so you can discover the gold that is hiding there. You have both masculine and feminine energies within you but somewhere along the way you learnt to rely more on one more than the other making you either more of a "prover" or a "pleaser" Working with me you learn to access both energies so you can increase your presence and enjoy greater influence and visibility. Since 2008 I have pioneered an approach that integrates spirituality and business using Colour by blending the esoteric and the practical. I have found that it can transform every aspect of your life and enable you to develop the tools you need to ride the waves of adversity, you will experience in life. If you want to understand how colour can help then why not read my book Colourful Boardrooms. At the very least it will help you discover what type of leader you are. In 2018 I realised that I wanted to help change the story for the leaders of tomorrow so I set up Colourful Classrooms, a social enterprise, and have gone into schools and communities with programmes to support teachers, parents, and students to have better emotional health and wellbeing by building their awareness around what makes them feel more resilient. In terms of where I hang out:I tend to hang out on LinkedIn, so do connect with me there if you want to continue the conversation. And at the moment I am trialling a new social media platform MeWe which has the feel of the "village green" and to show my support for the stop hate campaign. If you like videos then do subscribe to my YouTube channel.

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