Groups Work – Experience the Power of Group

by John Robson on July 24, 2018

 

Groups Work – Experience the Power of Group

“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, you must go together.” — Botswana wisdom

An African village leader supporting his tribe says, “Bring me a twig and break it over your knee.” Then he says “Bring me a bundle of twigs and it cannot be broken in any way. This is the power of group and community.”

We are all on a consciousness journey that progresses through life from ‘me to we to thee’, from ‘co-dependence to independence to interdependence’.  First we build a strong confident self initiated by ego’s persistent self-centeredness. Then a major growth shift occurs to be more ‘other and group conscious’. Through relating with others we greatly accelerate our growth. Then we shift again and become more spirit, wholeness, humanity and planetary (environmental) focused. Have you noticed any of these shifts in your life?

One of the most powerful energies to create and leverage is group energy. Group energy is more expansive and inclusive, a greater reality and a new quality of being compared to self consciousness.

Group work is more powerful than most people realize. It adds in new dimensions of energy, synergy, sharing, giving, support, accountability, responsibility, empathy, compassion, cooperation, collaboration, compromise, celebration and more.

Treasure your closest contacts that support your growth and belonging as these people, friends, family, clients and connections are vital to your livelihood and growth. Because every encounter/connection is a spiritual one.  You have attracted them into your life for a reason.  So open up to it and learn from it.

“We don’t heal in isolation, but in community.” — S. Keller Harrell

Some people naturally are very interpersonal, connective, compassionate, healing, supportive and intuitive with others as they tap into this energy. To do this you consciously or unconsciously and naturally connect soul to soul. And as 2 or more people connect, there is a group soul or third mind that is created. Many people experience this when they fall in love or are absolute best of friends or are 100% committed to supporting others or are involved in an intentional, connective community. They sense there is something bigger than just themselves.

Become an instrument of transformation for others. That is one of our fundamental purposes. As you give you keep a copy for yourself. BIGness needs others. As we connect with this love and attraction type energy, there is a sense we are coming home to our real and whole selves.

Some of my most empowering, life changing and healing experiences have occurred through the power of groups. And the best place to develop new group skills is with intentional, supportive, synergistic, accountable, like-minded individuals.

In the early 1990’s a group of 5 of us created a powerful mastermind group that created miracles beyond our dreams by subjectively supporting each other and working with group energy. I believe strongly that what makes masterminds work is when an individual projects, affirms, attunes, prays or envisions ‘for others’. When I envision my goals, the subconscious mind works 24/7  transmitting and attracting to me its predominate thoughts and feelings and who we are. But we often do not even know who we are.  We are also transmitting 24/7 our own stuff, worthiness, expectations, limiting beliefs, and old unconscious conditioning, etc., that go out with our goals, requests or visions. We manifest who we ARE, not what we wish. BUT when a supportive group can envision clearly your request for you it is WITHOUT your baggage, limits and unconscious stuff. This is the greatest power of master minding.

BENEFITS OF GROUP WORK

  • You will be surprised how this subjective support is not just additive, but multiplicative and exponentially effective. In group you experience higher laws and principles, the greater good, more initiative and pro-activeness, more intuition, more inclusiveness, and higher realms of power where life itself can manifest through us for the benefit of the whole.
  • Open to new perspectives, insights, solutions, synchronicities, support, love and inspiration. Open to others shedding light on your questions, challenges and confusion. Become an instrument of transformation and miracle for others. Watch yourself gradually and naturally shift to higher values, principles, vision, greater good and more humanity concerns.
  • In group you receive more sincere, heart-felt feedback faster. As you connect on higher principles and motives you will see more diversity in wholeness and how you fit in. You will more naturally and more effectively work on collective group shadows and the needs of humanity.
  • As a group comes together with higher motives, they remain more humble through being in right relationship to the whole. By ignoring the lesser selves, the higher selves address each other directly and from bigger, more inclusive perspectives. The conscious presence of the self participates in an ever expanding energy field, which more easily brings occurrences into harmony with a sense of peace to all who experience it.
  • Let there never again be a question unanswered, opportunity missed, wrong choices made or a lack of compassionate and empowering responses.
  • We transcend ego towards more soul and group identity. We see our ego’s shadows clearer from a group and higher perspective.
  • Group work is an obvious and easier doorway for intuition to work through you.
  • One of the strongest bonds is a common objective expressed in collective activities, serving fellow human beings.
  • What you give away you also keep a copy of. The more we give the more we naturally receive group energy, gratitude, appreciation, answers, ideas and support. We are the miracles for others. ‘God created miracles so she can remain anonymous.’
  • To the degree group consciousness rises – creativity, responsibility and accountability rises and leads to one humanity.
  • We tend to embrace and carry a higher vision and become aware of a bigger evolutionary plan of life.
  • We experience more inclusiveness, express newer ideas, enhance intuitive abilities and are more at cause. It is easier to embrace, discuss, brainstorm and carry a vision.
  • Group work diminishes the feeling of being alone. Just knowing that someone will always be there to listen to you will already decrease the feeling of being alone especially during your trying times. One of the most common reasons why people go through depression is because they have no one else to talk with regarding their issues. Support groups are there to listen and help you no matter how small or big your problem may be.
  • You acquire new ways of coping with issues. In a support group, when one asks for help on how to resolve a particular issue most of the members of the group go back to how they coped with that issue when they experienced it. By gaining insight to how people cope with problems and how it worked for them, you then acquire new coping skills which you can apply in your life as well.
  • You improved self-esteem. When you resolve your problem with the help of your support group it can boost your self-esteem. And with your new knowledge on new ways of coping – you feel much more confident facing various challenges in the future. There’s nothing better than knowing you’ve touched or even changed someone’s life with your words.

“Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.” — James Penney

So how does one build up their inner power to support others? 

  • It starts with first sharing and caring with others. Give to receive.
  • Show your commitment, vulnerability, compassion and support.
  • During your daily ‘power hour’ or ‘magical minutes’, take 2 minutes and hold a vision for your loved ones and for the group as a whole and visualize the overall performance and each person’s performance increasing with love, joy and peace. (Sounds like Christmas!).
  • The more effort you put into supporting others the more you may personally experience a shift to higher values, greater commitment, and a more powerful attraction for yourself. This is the power of appreciating and giving gratitude.
  • Manifestation is easier as we work from the higher realms of essence, qualities and goodness. So focus your aspiration, sensitivity, personality, selflessness, love, understanding and goodwill into the group.
  • There are reasons group meditations are more powerful. It is called synergy. Intuition and group need and group soul attracts MORE concepts, ideas, love energy, and new, synergistic levels of consciousness.
  • Make your groups more powerful as you hold the space and shared visions. Maintain a high integrity container for your relationships to grow in. Always hold the inner vision of love, compassion and harmony of the group.
  • One of the most common group uses of intuition and intention is healing circles. Our healing abilities are a natural part of the way the Aborigines see themselves in the grand scheme of the universe. Connected at all times. Co-creators. Co-healers.
  • It is an opportunity to attune to and work on collective shadows and values. It is an opportunity to get good feedback often.
  • Embrace and carry a higher vision of yourself. Experience and integrate being a bigger part of the whole. Dive into a new level of mystery and awe through and for your group work.
  • For best results, always start with a group meditation to elevate above the daily stuff. Then allow the individual souls to absorb into the one group soul. One of the strongest bonds is a common objective expressed in collective activities that serves fellow human beings.
  • Want to add another level of accountability to yourself? Share a performance number (‘N’ out of 10, 10 being hi.) in one sentence. No excuses, comments or discussion are necessary. Just doing this helps you to commit more deeply to yourself. It gives you a new goal to surpass next week as you get better and better at the little things that make a big difference. And it gives others some feedback on how you are doing.
  • Spend a few minutes each day and ATTUNE to the other, identify with the other, be the other and sense the need of the other.
  • Identify and work on the collective needs and shadows of the group.
  • Sense and share back a stronger magnetic, attracting force.
  • As much as you can share spiritual, sympathetic and collaborative energies that support your group.
  • Respect and appreciate the other — always. No judgment. No advice unless asked for. Hold them as able and to learn their own learning.
  • A big part of group work is to use your voice and be heard – especially by yourself.
  • Allow diversity — differing opinions are fine! We each do life differently.
  • Support others in answering their own questions. In some situations ask questions so both you and others get clarity about a topic, situation or request.

 No Man is an Island

As the old saying goes – no man is indeed an island. Although there are times when we need to isolate ourselves to recharge on our own, it’s still so much better if you have a support group where you can be open and share your highs and lows with. Support group is like your 2nd family – people who will not judge you no matter what ordeal you got yourself into. A support group are meant to be the opposite – they will do their very best in order to get you out of problems and help you to be the best version of yourself.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead

 Written by John Robson. He has 25 years experience with master minding, completed a 3 year Group Consciousness course, created a relationship program, and has been married for 45 years (2 different wives). John has led over 100 teams. His worst 2 years of non performance was without a master mind partner. John is presently creating new ways individuals, buddies and master mind circles can attain more results faster and with more joy and peace of mind.

 

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I AM BACK. Another thing off my Bucket List. I spent 6 of the last 8 months on retreat by myself in the wilderness. And sometimes it was crowded – Me, Myself and I – Ego, Personality and Soul – and trees, animals and the lake – all offering up new levels of awareness.

I was writing 2 books – and one is on DIY (Do It Yourself) Retreat Process. Personal retreats at home, in a park, in a hotel room or ideally in a nature setting. Retreats that are 1 to 8 hours long or 1 to 7 days long. The book is about how to get the most relaxation, insights, answers and healing out of your own personalized retreat. And the best way for me to get clear about awareness shifts on a retreat was for me to immerse myself in a retreat setting for months at a time.

Even though I was still working on and maintaining my web site, Higher Awareness – I do apologize for not putting more attention to staying connected with members and our readership. So now with more deeper insights, I have a clearer mission, messages and intentions, and a plan for 2018.

Below are my 5 main retreat take-a-ways I want to share:

  1. Change and growth is hard work. – I reconfirmed again the power over us of our deep conditioning, robotic reactions and habitual behaviors. It was a reminder of how stuck we are in our old programming. Even though our ego and character feels so smart and even spiritual its control nature keeps us processing in our comfort zone. The invisible glass ceiling still limiting our responses and growth. So to break through the glass ceiling more often I would become the observer or watcher of how my thoughts and ego worked. I would meditate more and through an altered state could go beyond the glass ceiling. I would do more dialogs (a journaling tool) that helped me connect more deeply with my soul and even nature spirits. I confirmed again that the way we do one thing is the way we do everything. That we are a verb, not a noun. Mindsets and processes keep repeating themselves even in new surroundings and situations. For example, I wanted to relax and just do nothing, so I immediately wrote a list of 20 ways to DO nothing – back to one of my natural busyness responses. The ego abhors change so extra attention is needed to do new things or do new things differently.
  1. Relating is important. As a result of doing a life review and being in isolation I realized the absolute importance of meaningful relationships – of my need to speak, share, interact, discuss, love, have fun and relate. My wife, Patrice, and I developed a new level of connection and conversation when we talked once per day. At the end of my retreat I created a personal plan that involved more connections, group work, master minding, voicing my truth, sharing feelings and showing more compassion.
  1. Attunement Magic – This one of my favorite words now – ATTUNING. Often I would relax and ATTUNE (reflect, connect with, contemplate, become) to my purpose, vision, goals, nature, my body, important people in my life, intuition, etc.. As I did this daily or a few times per day, I would always get new perspectives, qualities, ideals and ideas that would offer up more insights and truth. The essence and evolving edge of my focus expanded. Intuition grew significantly. I would start asking better questions that offered up amazing answers. Every minute, hour and day is new and fresh offering deeper and higher insights.Another favorite word and task was embodiment. As I attuned to an essence and strong feelings, I would then anchor it, internalize it, own it, be that feeling. I would intensify it, expand it, and AMP it UP 10 and 100 times so I was so full it overflowed and then I would radiate it out to loved ones, members and the world.
  1. Patience and Soul Timing – I learned a lot about patience. About nature and soul timing. In my busyness I know I can be too attached to my ‘to do’ list and planning. Instead I would check in each day and often many times per day for my highest guidance. And often the message was to relax, enjoy, walk, breath, connect and love. This was perfect guidance to tame my perfection, workaholicism and seeking. I was in the wilderness during fall and winter when nature takes a break and regenerates. So my sense of any urgency mellowed out. I spent more time pondering life and nature and less time in work mode. Of letting go instead of my inner drive to letting in ‘new’ stuff. Of asking higher guidance what to do next instead of checking my list. It is amazing how, in hind site, I would often be doing the right things at the right time for the right reason. Inner guidance knows a lot more than my intelligent mind.
  1. Pursue your Purpose – I got solid confirmation that I am on my right path of creating my new ‘intuit and DO IT’ Awareness and Manifesting Program (I AMP). I worked on how the definition and level of awareness changes from senses to experiences to thoughts to feelings to imagination to healing to intuition to consciousness to bliss and to awareness manifesting itself (even before the awareness happened ). My purpose, vision and mission become quite clear and simple as I recommit to sharing truth and meaningful messages to millions.

So it is great to be back in the city to connect with friends and attend a few meet ups. Fortunately I am a few blocks from our river valley so I can still be in nature and connect with its powerful essence. And I am back with a new level of commitment to my wife and business partner, and to my Higher Awareness business and new programming. I am excited to share more important messages and truths on how we can create the beautiful lives we are meant to live.

I look forward to sharing on a more consistent basis in our blogs, messages, on Facebook and in the upgraded release of our new “Intuit and DO IT” Awareness and Manifesting Program (I AMP) – so you can AMP UP your commitment, inner power, awareness, compassion and your ability to manifest your dreams. New updates have recently been added to this new beta tested program and I invite you to join us and Know, Grow and Flow through life.

Spring has sprung. Nature is thawing and ready to express itself more fully. And so am I. To an insightful and productive 2018.

John Robson
Higher Awareness

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Have you re-aligned to the changing seasons?

by John Robson on December 19, 2017

How in touch are you with the rhythms of nature and our planet?

There is a wholeness to life where all parts make sense and there is a natural flow of universal energies. There are laws about rhythms and cycles, where whole complete circles (spirals) of energies are made to support us.

Yet we approach most of life’s stimulus with the same unconscious, reactive, robotic or programmed responses. We think the world revolves around us. It is like golfing with one club only or cooking with one utensil only.

Getting in touch with nature’s rhythms gives us a deeper connection to the earth’s natural rotation around the sun. Every year at precise times the earth and sun find themselves in exactly the same places, showing us the beautiful rhythm of the cosmos. When we forget how connected we are to this natural rhythm we stay self-centered, lose perspective and miss out of the serenity that comes with it.

“In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy” – William Blake

The Equinox and Solstice mark the changing of the four seasons as the earth rotates around the sun.  The Equinox occurs in the fall and spring and is when night and day are exactly the same length. The Solstice occurs in the summer and winter, the summer solstice being the longest day of the year, and the winter solstice the shortest day.

In the northern hemisphere we are approaching the winter solstice. The north pole hibernates in its 24 hours of darkness. To our readers in the southern hemisphere, who are now wrapped in the light of the summer solstice, please forgive the northern focus. Information on cycles applies equally to us all, just at different times.

How do you align your life with these 4 important seasonal events?

  1. Spring Equinox – A time of renewal and “spring cleaning” that removes any negative and slower energy accumulated over the dark winter months and prepares us for the positive growing energy of spring and summer. A time to spring forward, risk and start new projects. It is a time of awakening and recommitting to life as spring brings in more energy and warmth. It ushers in a time of awakening and recommitting to life. It is a celebration of being resurrected from the dead of winter and being born again.

“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.” — Henry David Thoreau

  1. Summer Solstice – Summer blesses us with light, expansion, fulfillment, holidays, growth and creativity. To honour summer’s approach, you might greet the early morning with yoga sun salutations and celebrate the bright evenings by dancing around a bonfire.

 “The summer solstice is a time for strength and vitality, for action and movement.”  — Carole Carlton

  1. Autumn Equinox – Fall marks the beginning of shorter days and longer nights. This is a time of harvest, community, celebration and thanksgiving. It is a time of completion, balance and realizing the abundance around us. As the sunlight retreats, we also retreat inside to rest, reflect on the past and future, and strengthen our spirits.

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” — Albert Camus

  1. Winter Solstice – Solstice derives from an ancient Latin word meaning “stop,” or “to stand still.” Winter Solstice is the longest night of the year and is a time of both anticipation and rejoicing at the Sun’s rebirth. This is a time of rejuvenation, reflection and healing. A time of integration as our consciousness expands due to the lessons we have learned. A time of anticipation of the increasing light and new experiences of a new cycle.

“In a way winter is the real spring, the time when the inner things happen, the resurge of nature.” — Edna O’Brien

Take full advantage of the energies of the season by allowing time for stillness, solitude, reflection and intuition.

For Winter Solstice answer these questions:

  • What needs healing or completing?
  • What lessons have you learned that you now own and can move beyond?
  • When have you booked time for stillness, reflection and year-end review?

“Four seasons fill the measure of the year. There are four seasons in the mind of men.” — John Keats

Also with each passing year, we appreciate more and more deeply our connections with others. Please know that we hold you warmly in our hearts, and send blessings that 2018 and beyond will be rich with rewards of all kinds for you and those you cherish.

Sending you our love and best wishes,
John & Patrice Robson
Higher Awareness

 

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My 11 main messages to mankind.

by John Robson on December 10, 2017

 

Every day I tune into my soul and the universe and ask “What is my message to my readers,  members and humanity?”

Below are my top 11 messages that consistently rise to the surface and are in most of our programs at Higher Awareness:

  1. Resolve to Evolve – Make a sincere commitment to heal and grow and be who you were meant to be.
  2. Align with Universal Laws – Understand how life works and life unfolds much easier. Better to align with and go with the flow instead of unconsciously going against it.
  3. Develop Daily Discipline – Daily enhance your health, clarity, compassion, connections and calling. Have a sacred space or time to pursue your personal practices.
  4. Dare to be Aware – Be conscious of what is happening around and in you. Develop Higher Awareness. Stop more often and pay attention. Be an observer and watch how you respond to life’s daily triggers.
  5. Reveal and Heal – Identify and clear the 100’s of blocks and limiting beliefs you have. No wonder life does not unfold as you desire.
  6. Know your Challenges, Character and Calling (soul) – They are all interconnected. Identify and resolve your main life lesson. Clear your limitations and build character so you can more easily respond to your higher calling.
  7. Aspire Higher and Dig Deeper – Multiple insights await as you work on both of these paths. But the most the important path is digging deeper and clearing the distortions and filters of higher
  8. Think It and Ink It – Just Journal. If it is in sight, it is in mind. Draw out your pains and wisdom so you can see them and respond to them.
  9. Do different things. Do things differently – Break robotic patterns. Create an inner, more expansive web of experiences and perspectives.
  10. Ask! Ask ! Ask! and Listen and Act.intuit and DO IT! Guidance, intuition and answers are always available. Master asking, listening and appropriately responding.
  11. Pursue Passion, Potentials and Purpose – You are here for a reason. Find it and live it and make your life magical!

What are your core messages to humanity?

 

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Nature Naturally Nurtures

by John Robson on May 27, 2017

“Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it, how still they are, how deeply rooted in Being. Allow nature to teach you stillness.” — Eckhart Tolle

I just returned from my yearly relaxing, writing, pondering retreat in the mountains of British Columbia, Canada. I get my best rejuvenation and greatest insights when I’m surrounded by nature and immersed in its authentic being and beauty.

Consider the many lessons we can learn from a flower.

A flower is truly present and centered in its being. From its origin as a seed, it allows the life force to move through it to unfold its natural blueprint.

A flower trusts it will be provided for, that it will receive the temperatures, air, water, sunshine and nutrition it needs to grow. Then it does its best with what it is given. It may be a rainy or dry season, or it may encounter physical damage from animals or humans or bad soil. Without complaint, the flower follows its destiny. The stronger the wind, the stronger the stem.

A flower doesn’t force the growth process. It accepts the pace of germinating, sprouting, developing, budding and flowering. It allows time to reveal its beauty. Nor does it resist the inevitable disintegration that completes the cycle.

A flower lives in the NOW. It has no concern for the past or future.

And finally – and this was so powerful for me — a flower doesn’t question or agonize about what it is. If it is a rose, it doesn’t wish it were a daisy. It does not judge other flowers or its host plant or you and me the observers. It minds its own business, content to participate in its own self-expression and radiate its unique and incredible beauty.

This was the insight that struck home for me: “To stop aspiring to be someone I am not.”

Of course, human life is much more complex than that of a flower. But does it have to be as complex as we make it? May we choose to adopt the rhythm and acceptance of nature?

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” — Albert Einstein

“When we stop opposing reality, action becomes simple, fluid, kind, and fearless.” -– Byron Katie

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Synchronize with Nature – Spring into Action

by John Robson on March 22, 2017

“In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.” — William Blake

Are you sensing these 4 similar energies urging you on? How in touch are you with the rhythms of nature and our planet?

1. We just passed the Equinox on March 20, one of two dates each year when the hours of daylight equal the hours of darkness.

Those of us in the northern hemisphere are emerging from a reflective, nurturing dark time. In many traditions, the first day of Spring marks the start of a new year. It is a time of clearing the slower energies of the winter and preparing for a new cycle of growth. It is a time of awakening and recommitting to life as spring brings in energy and warmth. It is a celebration of new beginnings and of being born again.

2. At this same time, in astrology, the sun moves into Aries – a sign representing energy, drive, initiative and motivation. There is a restlessness and an openness to change and new experiences. The symbolic ram is leaping up the mountain.

3. In numerology the year is split into 9 parts. We are just entering the 3 cycle. The 3 energy is the fruit of union of the one and two. It is the energy of expansion, expression, activity, art and the joy of living. It is starting at this same time of Aries and the Equinox.

From a higher perspective, the THREE is the intelligence energy of expression according to universal laws and principles. It is a manifesting energy as the initiating, wilful ONE energy combines with the loving, integrative TWO energy to create the THREE energy of clear self evaluation and intelligent application.

Life unfolds in alternating rhythms of yin and yang, male and female, giving and receiving, action and reflection and between even and odd numbers. The inward, nurturing and love energy of the 2 cycle and Pisces moves into the outward focused, intelligent ‘doing’ energy of the 3 cycle and Aries.

The 3 is an energy of truth, wisdom and authenticity. If it is not fully integrated or understood, it can be experienced as pride, judgement, busyness, impracticality, manipulation, self pity, being a workaholic, being paranoid and feeling a victim.

4. The energy of this year, 2017, according to numerology is a ONE year. ONE is a male, fiery, active, yang, father-principled energy. This is a time of new beginnings. It is a time to develop your will, to assert what you stand for and take the lead. Be open to new things and new ways of doing things. Plant new seeds. Stimulate your creativity and lay out new plans. Muster your courage to step forward in life.

That’s 4 perspectives – all with similar energies.

Below are some considerations as you shift your focus and actions from:

  • planning and ideas to execution and action,
  • imagination to basics,
  • inner work to outer work,
  • caution to creative expression,
  • intuition to rational thinking,
  • simple to more complex,
  • people to business and
  • rhythmic to spontenaity.

It is quite amazing when natural order and cycles fit together and we align with them instead of going against the current. What new energies, goals, and persepctives are unfolding for you?

Wishing you an inspiring, productive and meaningful new chapter in your life’s journey.

“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.” — Henry David Thoreau

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Meaningful, Soulful Dreams

by John Robson on March 15, 2016

arrowsAt least once per week I have a meaningful, soulful dream. Let me share this simple dream with you.

I had a large bundle of arrows all thrown together. So I started sorting them so they were all facing the same direction. I noticed the bundle got lighter and started moving with me riding on the bundle. As I finished aligning the arrows, the bundle was getting lighter and brighter, moving fast forward and rising higher.

So what this means to me is to exercise, eat, breath, work, relate, heal, intuit, grow, feel, think, love in more aspiring, creative and intentful ways. To consciously participate more in all that I do. To be conscious of my robotic responses in life and to align and elevate my overall participation.

So after doing this for a few days I noticed I was being more aware and taking a higher path in all that I do. And I am enjoying the lighter and more exciting synergistic effect of it

To more great, simple, understandable dreams for you and yours.

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My Biggest Wake Up Call Ever

by John Robson on March 8, 2016

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Two books that never get dusty in my library are The Healing Power of Illness by Thorwald Dethlefsen.. and The Bodymind Workbook by Deb Shapiro.

You see, I deeply believe that our higher guidance speaks to us at all times, and if we do not catch its message intuitively, mentally or emotionally, then we may experience it physically.

If we miss or ignore soul guidance, we can suffer for it. I know – from experience.

Last summer, I took a month retreat to get more clarity and direction. A message came through, sure enough, but it wasn’t what I was hoping for. I hurt my back, and for 5 months, I suffered consistent sciatica pain. It took stubborn me that long to get to the root cause of it.

I deciphered multiple messages from this experience. And when I owned and started acting on the messages, my pain went away.

Here’s what I learned:

  1. It was time to stop procrastinating (I’ve been doing this for about 5 years) and muster the courage to offer the 4 programs I’m most passionate about (intuition, how to raise consciousness, manifesting methods and universal laws).
  2. I now see my life purpose more clearly: to connect with and share more spiritual truths that deeply resonate with me.
  3. I need to shift how I do things – to release my habitual tendency to control and plan so I can tap more powerfully into my intuition and inspiration, while still maintaining good self discipline and persistence.
  4. I have to do more work on my own as I tend to compromise too much when working with others.

When I recognized the truth of these messages and committed to act on them, my sciatica pain went away – overnight.

I’m eager to bring this new clarity to Higher Awareness. I’m highly motivated to share with you effective and efficient Personal Practices and Daily Disciplines to:

  • enhance our intuition,
  • understand and raise our level of consciousness,
  • apply universal laws and tips for manifesting, and
  • anchor our goals and vision into our powerful subconscious minds.

And it all starts now. Watch our blogs and Higher Awareness membership page for updates every few weeks.

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5 Questions That Can Reveal Your Purpose in Life

by John Robson on February 12, 2016

beach-731136_1280One of the biggest accomplishments a person can ever have in his life is if he is able to find his life purpose and live his life fulfilling that purpose. It’s a special kind of happiness if you can wake up every day knowing that you are on your own path and that you are living the life solely intended and designed for you.

Wouldn’t you want to be able to live that life?

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t actually have to go on a long sabbatical or retreat in order to reveal your life purpose. Sometimes all you need is some quiet time for yourself and start asking yourself the right questions. You have the answer within you, you just need to be able to consciously let it out.

If you want to start revealing your life purpose, we’ve found these sample questions from LifeHack that can help you bring out the answers.

1. Am I doing what I love?
Asking this question should pertain to your life as a whole. Do I love my family, friends, and work? Am I doing things outside of my job that I love like drawing, writing, or any creative art? If you are not doing what you love, look at why you haven’t been doing them and start incorporating them into your life.

2. Am I surrounded by people that I care about?
It’s important when looking for purpose in your life, you look at the people around you. Your friends, family, co-workers should all be people who support you in your quest to find real purpose. Not having those types of people around you could harm your progress in finding meaning. When I pursued writing, my friends and family played an important role in encouraging me to do it. Even if I didn’t think an article I wrote was good, they still knew it made me happy to write and that type of positive reinforcement does wonders.

3. Am I Happy With Where I Am?
Look at every aspect of your life. Ask if you are happy with what you have done. Are you going in the direction you want for your life. If not, what can you do to get there? It is hard not to compare our lives to our friends to measure success but try hard not to get caught up in what others have. The true measurement of happiness is are we doing what we want and being happy with the journey that lies ahead.

4. Is there more I can do?
You already know there is always more you can do. The real question lies in what can you do more of. Think of what you would want to contribute to society and what impact you want to have. There are tons of issues in our society that need people looking to make an impact. Think of what are some social issues that trigger you emotionally. Start there and find ways to get involved with organizations who focus on those social issues.

5. Do I feel satisfied?
Most of us attribute satisfaction with work or material possessions. If we don’t like our job, we are not satisfied. If we don’t have the things like a big house, nice cars, or wealth, we are quick to call ourselves failures. What we need to do is take a real look at what we define as success for our own lives rather than what others call it.

Here at Higher Awareness, we developed a quick and FREE Find Out Your Life Purpose Test which you can do any time of the day and can give you answers within 5 minutes. If you want to try it out, you can check it out here.

These are sample questions that you can use as your guide on your journey finding out your purpose in life. If you want to see more sample questions, you can check out the complete article over at LifeHack.

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3 Reasons You Need to Know Your Personality Type

by John Robson on February 12, 2016

Dollarphotoclub_52024480_test“Man’s main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. The most important product of his effort is his own personality.” – Erich Fromm

Your personality defines everything you do, think and how you react to certain situations. Your personality is also one factor that distinguishes you from another human being. We all have different personality types and it may surprise you that you can benefit more from understanding your personality type from others.

We’ve rounded up 3 important reasons why knowing your personality type can contribute to your journey of self-awareness and self-acceptance.

  1. It explains why you’re different from another person.

There are a lot of people who get depressed if they don’t react or respond the same way as the majority of the population. Some even think that this is a sure sign that their “crazy” or “abnormal”. But you reacting differently to a given situation does not mean you’re wrong, but it actually is a reflection of your personality. If you would rather stay at home on a Saturday night than go socializing – that is perfectly fine; that’s a part of your personality.

  1. You can manage your activities better.

Being a morning person, for example, is all part of your personality type. Having an understanding of where you are most productive can help you manage your day to day activities better. If your creative mind kicks in with some afternoon tea, then you can do all menial chores in the morning so you can have the afternoon as your creative window. Understanding where your personality thrives best can have a huge impact in your work and in your daily overall mood.

  1. You are able to recognize when something is not right.

That feeling of having a disturbance in the Force can very well be applied in your life as well. When something doesn’t feel right within you or something is clearly making you unhappy or tired, you can trace it’s root cause if you have an understanding of your personality type. Take for example if your personality type if leaning towards someone who is introverted, after a whole day of speaking or spearheading meetings you will generally feel abnormally exhausted. If you’re not aware that introverts need to re-charge you may begin to assume that you are unhappy with work or you are being abused at work. All of these unnecessary thoughts can contribute to your sadness, when all the while all you really needed was a break.

These are just some of the many reasons why knowing your Personality Type can hugely benefit your personal growth. In as much as you want others to accept and understand you, you must first begin with yourself. If you’re curious to know your Personality Type, check out this quick and FREE Personality Type Quiz at Higher Awareness.

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