My philosophy in life, some may feel, is a little odd! Before I go into details, I should like to start by saying that I am a very, very happy person. I am optimistic, easy going, excitable, passionate and very positive. I like to grab opportunities, and learn as much as I can. A lot of this comes from my beliefs – so before you discount them and think I’m a complete nutter – have a think about how you would describe yourself and if any of the words above appeal!!
For starters, I believe we have more than one life – in fact I believe that we have hundreds. I’ve had the privilege of experiencing past life regression – so far I’ve explored two past lives, and I hope to add many more to this. My belief is that we all have souls – in fact more accurately souls have us – our human physical bodies are merely a way for our souls to experience certain lessons in the world. The body’s don’t last that long, but the souls are eternal. In between lives when we return “home” (or die, in our terminology) we get back together with our soul groups and discuss the lessons that we learned in our last life, and what lessons we’d like to learn in our next, then we (our souls) deliberately select the life that will give us those opportunities. One may be to learn about grief and loneliness for example, or love and success. It is common that other members in our soul group show up during our physical life to help us with our experience – for example you mother in this life may have been your husband in a previous life. It’s most likely we won’t recognise each other while we’re down here, but as soon as we get “home” we realise that it was all part of the plan.
Now obviously all of this is a far cry from the strict Roman Catholic religion I was brought up with – but to me it not only makes perfect sense, and quite frankly answers the question “what is the meaning of life” – it is also a fabulous foundation for having an extraordinary life – which quite frankly is what I want. Basically, anything and everything that happens is perfect, just as it should be. Whilst outwardly it may seem like a dreadful event, and people may say things like “how could God let something like that happen”, I believe it has happened for a reason – and that the souls involved knew exactly what they had volunteered for – quite possibly it was to help raise awareness among the rest of us of a particular issue. If this interests you, I can highly recommend some excellent books to read to engage your curiosity – “Talking with Leaders of the Past” is an amazing read – highly controversial, and I love that about it – where the souls of leaders of our recent times, have been interviewed via a medium. I’m not going to give the game away here – you’ll have to read it for yourself to find out more. There’s a follow on book talking to Women of the Twentieth Century – containing fascinating interviews with Marilyn Munroe (she answers lots of questions like was she murdered!) and Mother Teresa. On the more general subject, “Conversations with God” is also mind blowing, as is “Ask and it is Given”. The latter brings me neatly to another very strong aspect of my philosophy and beliefs. I truly believe that there is abundance of everything in the world – nobody needs to go without anything, and there is plenty to go around. Therefore to desire something, and obtain it, does not mean you are depriving someone else of it – and there is nothing to feel bad about. We attract into our lives the things that we focus on. For this reason I have something called a “Vision Board” stuck on my wall. It is literally a notice board with pictures and words on it that appeal to me – and it is SPOOKY what happens as a result! I have pictures of countries I’d like to visits, houses I’d like to live in, disposable income levels I’d like to achieve – in fact let me rephrase all of that so you start to understand better where I’m coming from – I have pictures of countries I will visit, houses I will live in, disposable income level I will achieve. I really, truly believe that. I put a picture of the Galapagos Islands on my board in March this year. I also put a picture of Machu Picchu in Peru. I talked to a friend about the Galapagos, but never mentioned Peru to him. A month later he emailed me and said he’d managed to get my husband and I an amazing discount on a trip to the Galapagos – but did we mind combining it with a trip to Machu Picchu?! Of course we’re delighted and very much looking forward to going later this year. Now is that a co-incidence? Frankly I don’t believe in coincidences. There’s a reason you’re reading this for example! There’s a reason I saw the film called “The Secret” which explains beautifully the Law of Attraction that I’m talking about. Friends of mine have also had equally “weird” things happen – one lady stayed in the exact country cottage she had on her board – not one like it, not one near it – the exact one. It’s important to focus on what you want, and not what you don’t want. Think of it like a sat nav – you need to know where you are, and where you want to go – it does not ask you where you have been, why you hung around there so long or any other useless questions – it just gets on with the business of getting you where you want to go – now isn’t that a useful philosophy in life? I encourage everyone to have a vision board – and make it outrageous. Don’t say you’d like to get rid of your overdraft – instead stick a bank statement on it and write it’s £1,000,000 in credit – include a date, be specific! If you don’t ask you won’t get!
I mentioned in a previous section some major influences on my have been Anthony Robbins and Keith Cunningham. Anthony Robbins helped me to get rid of my old limiting beliefs, believe in myself and dance with my fear. Keith Cunningham taught me some great business tools and ways to succeed, and the importance of gratitude. Being grateful for something is so powerful – I’m grateful for things I don’t even have yet, in anticipation of them coming into my life – and guess what? They do! Keith gave me a little gratitude stone – it’s a pretty little thing and I keep it in my make up bag – every time I see it, it just reminds me to be grateful – and lets face it I have so much to be grateful for – my health, my husband, my parents, my brother, my amazing extended family, the wonderful people I work with, the amazing people I get to meet every day, the opportunities I have, the books I read, the world I live in – I could go on for hours, but I think you get the point. I don’t have time or energy to be fed up, disappointed, anxious, angry, frustrated or sad – I’m far to busy being bubbly!!