Turning the Great Reset into a Great Awakening

Great Reset into the Great Awakening?

Can we turn what’s being called the ‘great reset’ into a ‘great awakening’ that is beneficial? We’ve all been affected by the last year’s chaos and confusion over a pandemic that has the world in its grip, right? Businesses across industries and sizes have been saddled with the challenges of agility, perseverance, and transformation to incorporate new demands and a shifting marketplace. Much of what was once done face-to-face has transformed into virtual encounters and/or organizational meetings.

I turned to a world-renowned leader for some additional perspectives, possible guidance, and worldview. Klaus Schwab is the Executive Director of the World Economic Forum, an organization that features global leaders and shapes economic policies that trickle down to you and me. Beyond the bi-polar views of the organization and its function, he notes some critical issues we face. Whether we like it or not, we’ve become a global village made up of people like you and me, as well as local, regional, national and global organizations struggling to meet the demands of this new 21st Century outlook.

great reset into a great awakeningKlaus’ questions about ‘can we be caring and compassion toward each other coming out of COVID?’ and ‘will businesses be agile enough to meet the demands and survive, let alone thrive?’ are certainly important questions we all need to consider; if not personally then for our businesses or companies. We simply must find a way to work together better and offer solutions that allow us to remain free and unencumbered by medical or political restrictions. Healthy people, and humanity in general, need options that don’t prohibit the evolution of our species toward a Type 1 Civilization, our next step in our planetary civilization’s evolution toward the stars.

My life experience is one that has allowed me to consider other aspects of our reality, our interconnectedness across many fields of play. I say play because we are all actors who determine our own scripts, whether we realize it or not. The notion of cosmic consciousness condensed into form, which was the core understanding I received in a near-death experience as a teen in college in 1975, gives us pause to consider just how powerful our choices, our feelings, and our thoughts are and how they affect our reality. Larry Dossey, MD, in his book One Mind (highly recommended), brings ancient and current understanding into view and illustrates, through examples of extraordinary abilities, that we are inexperienced and vastly under-educated in the knowledge of self, let alone others.

Can we turn the great reset into the great awakening? My transformational life coaching practice echoes this understanding as I work with clients who have dreams and aspirations and a loosely developed skill set that allows them to at least begin the journey of moving their dreams to reality. Several clients have come, some after consulting other business coaches who give them data dumps but no ‘how to’ hand-holding, only to find out that through careful and considerate questions the path for them opens as we craft action plans for them to do so. Whether they realize it or not there are spiritual practices that support their journey. The most simple is the old adage paraphrased, ‘where two or more are gathered, there I am also.’ Here’s an interesting question: Who are you?

Turning the Great Reset into the Great Awakening

For at least a couple of decades, I made regular visits to discussion groups and workshops on self-improvement and self-development. The question I closed the last paragraph with was asked quite often, which drew out all kinds of answers. Some referred to what their jobs were, some were spiritual like ‘I am a divine being’ and some were focused on family relationships. Those were all good answers and relevant to the individuals, though the deeper truth seemed elusive, and an all-encompassing answer that worked for everyone. I was first asked the question in the early 80s in Jim Tolleson’s Empire Builders weekend intensive held at the Francisco Grande in Casa Grande, Arizona.

My answer: “I Am… and the rest is up to your perception.” How or why did I answer that way? The simple answer is that my NDE allowed me to reference what appeared to be the fact that even as a cosmically conscious individual, others were bereft of the experience and therefore could only see me through their own lenses of perception. Every time we encounter another, those lenses apply whether we are cognizant of them or not. We see people, places, and things through our own lens, developed or not. So how to we develop a better, more expansive lens, or do we? Perhaps a more well-developed lens will assist the process of converting the great reset into the great awakening.

I had a recent conversation with a business leader and philanthropist who mentioned Marianne Williamson’s quote in part. I’ll include the whole quote here as you will see how powerful it could be for you:

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 is 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 are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

In the growth to self-awareness and success we have to address the fears we encounter, and we all encounter fears. An old friend, Willy Whitefeather [RIP], in an interview I had with him for One World so many years ago, offered an interpretation that I’ve seen repeated over and over for decades. ‘FEAR is only False Evidence Appearing Real. What we seek to do is Free Every Anxious Reaction.’ The young whippersnapper in me piped up with, ‘and what we usually do is F.. Everything And Run.’ It’s quite interesting how the latter is absolutely true. We avoid rather than lean into our fears. Let’s turn this great reset into a great awakening of the human spirit of transcendence.

Embracing Your Own Creative Power

Imagine if you embraced the notion that you were powerful beyond measure. How would that look? Probably pretty scary at first. As a transformational life coach, I start with that premise and work with clients to extend and integrate that awareness into their lives, their personal experience system beyond the beliefs they may have been entertaining for most of their lives. Their lives truly transform.

One client recently came to me with a dream of having her own TV show, among other things. The pandemic had severely dampened her work; doing live performances as an artist painting icons on the fly. No events meant no work. Sound familiar?

That all changed in a matter of months. Her faith in God played a huge part, though she didn’t realize it really turned into faith in herself. Our agreement (where two or more…) of her dream-come-true fueled the thoughtmospheric action that allowed it to come forth, first as a single show in an ongoing series that features a pay-it-forward theme. It worked so well that the producers began discussing the potentials of her own show and were going to pitch it to their network of over 75 million viewers. I don’t want to reveal much more, though you’ll find her in my testimonials, as the events are still unfolding. So, what is your dream or dreams?

Certainly, I cannot take credit for the entire flow of events. I was merely a player in them, knowing the right script in order to engage the spectacle of transforming dreams into reality. How do I do that? Can it be learned? How can you take advantage of your own brilliance, skillset, and talent? I’m able to do it through decades of practice, trial, and error, and learning the depths of cognitive science in order to apply the principles on a regular, if not on-demand, basis. Of course, you can learn it, too, and with the help of a coach/mentor, it is certainly much easier and truncates the timeframe you’d experience just doing it on your own. Taking advantage of your brilliance, skillset and talent mean you lift yourself out of the self-deprecation and self-doubt you’ve no doubt included in your internal dialog with self for years.

Is This For YOU?

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My program isn’t for everyone. It’s demanding of your intelligence, your ability to suspend beliefs, and learning how to read the signs that are all around you at any given moment that you’ve been dismissing or missing altogether. It’s a kind of science of mind, an application of cognitive science, though there is really no religion or spirituality to it. It’s built into every one of us by design. Like Larry Dossey offers in One Mind, and I can deliver to you as an experience over time…

Imagine a united consciousness, an awareness of which all of our minds are a part . . . and a potential way out of the division, greed, and destruction that threaten to engulf our world.

Most of the books about our connectedness offer examples of others who’ve managed to perform beyond the imagination and, consequently, have become objects of reference and study. Some offer methods to experiment and explore your own natural abilities, gifts, and talents. After a decade or so of coaching and consulting, I put together a guide of my own, called Transformation: A Guide for Change. It’s got many of the exercises I learned and some that I found on my own through experimentation, trial and error, that worked really well. Since you are here, I’ll offer you a free download, without requiring your email or name, so you can test it for yourself and perhaps follow up with me.

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Zen Benefiel
Zen Benefiel
Zen says his life has been spiced with personal and professional opportunities that came through his nurturing of faith, love, and trust that dreams do come true. What built that faith, love, and trust began as an orphan told of his adoption just after his 4th birthday. The spice continued with experiences that span the gamut of the paranormal and include off-planet engagements over a lifetime. Can you say outlier? With two Master’s degrees and multiple certifications as well as an interesting professional history ( his passion turned to transformational life coaching just after the turn of the century, having become a rather astute cognitive scientist with extraordinary insight and intuition, he transformed Be The Dream (founded in 1988) from the intention of bridging best business and spiritual practices to a reality that has served hundreds. A decade and a half of writing was filled with cathartic wonders. His gifts are useful for Team Partnering as well, facilitating people, places, and things to build mega-structures with pre-construction teambuilding sessions. Divorced with four children, 9 grandkids, and 2 great-grandsons, he remarried after 30 years. Luba is from St. Petersburg, Russia, and their meeting, both agree, was a cosmic conspiracy of destiny, spiritual compatibility, and future vision of a newly ordered world in harmony with natural order. After 47 years of preparation, and stepping into what feels like fulfilling destiny, he recently became the Executive Director of the Live and Let Live Global Peace Movement that is inspiring the world now.

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