I’m back in Switzerland after facilitating Australia’s first IIHA 3 day hand analysis intensive course earlier this month.
Left to right: Joanne Dicinoski, Sally Young, me (Jena Griffiths), Shivani Killen, Ann Baker, Mrudula Carpenter, Helen Hutton, Patti Barton, Hedonna Thurgar, Ruth Gale, Jody van Hest. Front: Jo Hayden
Great news for Australia. Thanks to Patti Barton’s tremendous organizational skills, the course was a great success. We now have 12 hand analysts in Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales that will receive my backing and support as they open their new-found wings and practice their skills to help others find their life purpose and fly through professional hand analysis techniques. I felt deeply honoured to lead such a great class of high powered women from all walks of life. We had a number of counsellors, therapists and healers in the group, as well as graduates, business professionals and artists. Everyone contributed their own unique energy and spirits ran high as a result.
What surprised me about this group was Click here to read more …
I’m flying off to Brisbane tomorrow to give some talks and also offer Australia’s first IIHA 3 day pro hand analysis course at the end of the month. I’m also looking forward to visiting the Great Barrier Reef and catching up with friends and family while there.
Talks in Brisbane
If you are in the region come join us one of these evenings and learn quite a bit about yourself.
16 July 2015 – Gift markers in your hands
29 July 2015 – Life Purpose at your fingertips
Venue: Relaxation Centre of Queensland
15 South Pine Road, Alderley, QLD 4051
Book through the Relaxation Centre Telephone: +61 7 3856 3733
3 day pro course
July 31 – Aug 2 2015
Come learn how to read life purpose from fingerprints and help change lives for the better.
This is an incredible skill to add to your existing practice or join us simply to learn more about your own purpose and personality.
Contact Patti Barton locally 0429 990 819 or find out more about this course here. Click here to read more …
Much of our anxiety comes from feeling we aren’t doing what we came here to do. We fear we will somehow miss the boat. But please note: you cannot miss the boat because you ARE the boat.
It is the destiny of an acorn to become an oak tree. This is not a luxury. It is an inbuilt compulsion. The oak tree might grow into a big tree or a small one but it will always be an oak. So too, you can’t miss your life purpose. Nor is it a luxury to live it. It is the inbuilt compulsion that drives you. You have a unique song to sing that only you can express. This is what the world is waiting for. This is how you are meant to contribute – by being yourself.
It might surprise you to hear this: You are already living your purpose with every breath and every thought and every deed. Your life purpose is to dream the dream you are busy dreaming. So what can you do better?
Can you improve the dream? Sure. Can you wake up in your own dream? This is our ultimate purpose – to become conscious creators of our own dream instead of unconscious creators; to shake ourselves and each other awake so that we can better steer the dream.
It is all about trust and timing – trusting that this is a supportive universe. The water is never deeper than you can stand in. “Life happens for you, not to you”. How to unlock your potential?
By loving who you are and where you are right now. A baby takes nine months from conception to birth. It wouldn’t serve the baby to speed up the process and take it out of the womb after just two months. Likewise, a butterfly spends the first half of its life being a caterpillar. It wouldn’t serve the caterpillar to try to speed up the process or go into denial about being a caterpillar. To go from A to B the caterpillar needs to go through a complete meltdown. This isn’t a mistake or anything to fear. It is a natural process. We each follow our own unique timeline.
You are exactly wherever you need to be right now.
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)
When we consciously choose how we feel in the moment we see that we can take back the controls of our own life. You begin to see that you are at the hub of everything going on; that you are the creator of your own movie. How are you meant to shine? And, what does your life look like when you are not shining?
Deep down you already know these answers. Your fingerprints can really help too because they give you a clear map of your own unique blueprint. Your fingerprints reveal what makes you feel deeply fulfilled. They also reveal your core limiting thought. The very thing that is holding you back. When you can see how this works you have the key to setting yourself free. For more articles like this explore this website and register alongside for updates. For courses or consultations you need to decide if you would like an online or in person experience. For in person, I’ll be in Australia from mid July to mid August. See full schedule here.
“The worst thing that can happen to you is a thought.” – Byron Katie
In the eye of the storm there is perfect calm. Just beyond this, all hell breaks loose.
This picture of a hurricane is a great way for us to understand how to find peace in our lives. Everywhere beyond now, is a potentially painful, perhaps even terrifying, place to be.
The further we venture beyond the present moment, the more we are in danger of getting tortured by thoughts that easily run amok, roaring about would have, should have or could be, ripping out trusted trees, tearing up the tarmac, smashing our dreams.
Our minds are more fluid, more destructive but also more forgiving than tropical storms. And perhaps more mysterious too. We can restore calm any instant we choose.
Once when my mind was whipping up a dark storm, a stranger on the other side of the world said to to me, “Stop. Breathe. Smile.”
We come back to ourselves and our own calm center by remembering to breathe.
Today, perhaps I am that stranger on the other side of the world passing this gold nugget on to you.
A few months ago, a woman her late 80s came to see me to find out what her life purpose was. Let’s call her Sarah. Sarah had recently lost her life long partner and felt her life no longer had meaning. She wanted to know what she could still offer the world. What was her life purpose?
I’ve just realized that many of the people I deeply admire have a simian line. I was listening to an interview last night, Dean Graziosi speaking to Tony Robbins on confidence.
Tony described his first few months as a speaker, when he was still a teenager working for Jim Rohn. At that time, the top speaker in the company only spoke 3 times a month and Tony told him he thought he was lazy and that he would dwarf him within his first few months. Tony then set out to do just that.
How? Tony made it his goal to speak 3 times a day rather than 3 times a month. And he kept detailed notes of what worked and what didn’t. After the first month he had already had more than 2 years of equivalent experience.
After 6 months he had the equivalent of 12 years of experience and he outperformed the company’s top performer.
vulnerability live in Little Rock (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Usually I’m pretty hopeless at reaching out and asking for help. Most of us are. We feel weak reaching out but actually the opposite is true. The other day I heard Brendon Burchard say that he has made it a daily practice to asking one other person for help every day. Why? It keeps him feeling humble and connected! What a beautiful idea. It reminds me of Brene Brown who says, “Vulnerability is a most accurate measurement of courage. It is the core of shame and fear and our struggle for worthiness but it’s also the birthplace of joy, of creativity, of belonging, of love.”
Receiving is also giving. It is a way to help others feel valuable and appreciated. Vulnerability is the glue that holds people, couples, societies and even nations together. We fear revealing our of soft underbelly but this is what makes us loveable.
Or as they say in Africa, “Ubuntu”. I am because you are. You are because I am.
I like to think of it like this: we switch our own light off a moment so that others can shine.
Some personality strengths may get in the way of your asking for help.
If you have the following positive characteristics in your hands reaching out may not be one of your strongest suites.
Here are some examples: Click here to read more …
Are you wearing rose-tinted glasses or storm-tinted specs? Problem is, it is easier to see the lenses other people are wearing but not our own. You’ll never know you are wearing shades, unless someone persuades you to take them off, even for just a second.
Why do it?
To see how bright ordinary-extraordinary life is.
And if you don’t?
In my sailing days I knew a couple who claimed they always got a storm. And so they always did.
On one sea crossing, while the rest of us complained of no wind, they said that had such a huge storm they were knee deep in water below deck. We used to joke with them about not leaving port on the same day as they did in order to avoid bad weather at sea. Unfortunately, they were the only couple I knew who disappeared at sea, without a trace during a massive storm.
Our thoughts really are that creative.
This week in Earth School we are looking at several different types of darker perspective with Richard Unger – hand markers that indicate habitual stormy thinking. This the forth call in a series called “Heart and Spiritual Journey markers.
If you have one of these markers in your hands, the good news is that just seeing it for what it is can help to remind you that you have a choice here. You can experiment with looking at life afresh. Or at least reflect on the pros and cons of holding onto or letting go of your current shades.
The best way I know for doing this is Byron Katie’s 4 questions and a turnaround.
The turnaround is a smart way of removing your current specs and trying others for size.
There’s something compelling about running with the herd, moving as one at recklessly high speeds. Horses tune into this state. It is like they can’t stop themselves. Cyclists feel it too. Wheels whirring. A sense of peace that comes only with total presence due to extremely high risk. It’s a flow state. Reacting like fish in shoal. Becoming One Mind.
Whenever I see a bike race on TV or anywhere it brings tears to my eyes. The sound of the wheels brings back memories of that cherished state. And then I know how horses feel when a cycling peloton whizzes past their paddock. They feel that irresistible pull. They will do anything to jump whatever barrier is between them and the pack that’s moving as one mind. If it isn’t possible to join the pack they’ll run along with it while still inside their paddock, as far as their confinement allows. Can’t they see they are horses not bicycles? What is this intense urge to run with the herd?
Once, in my cycling days, we had a high-jumping horse try to join our bike race. All hell broke loose. There were cyclists down, the pack split and eventually external help was needed to remove the horse from the race. When a horse tries to merge with a pack of cyclists it is just not going to work, no matter how well behaved the horse or how tolerant the cyclists. Someone is going to get hurt.
A friend of mine has a teenager daughter who urgently wants to run with the herd. She ’s very bright, talented and a free thinker and as a result she’s rather unpredictable. She just doesn’t fit in with the local gang and they won’t let her.
Why not? She doesn’t behave the way the others behave. Like the cyclists not wanting the horse to join their pack, it is not that there is anything wrong with her it is just that she’s in a different league. They don’t feel safe because there is no possibility of anticipating what she’ll do next.
So how does that help my friend’s daughter? Right now all she feels is total rejection.
One healing story to remind her about is “Ugly Ducking” fairytale. The baby swan doesn’t realise it’s a swan and tries to hang out with the ducks. As a result, it feels ugly by their standards and totally rejected by the group. It hasn’t yet realised it’s a swan trying to hang out with a bunch of ducks. As soon as it spots another swan it feels a genuine attraction. It realises there are other swans out there and it finds its “swan group” and there’s a happy ending. My friend’s daughter needs to 1. realise she’s a swan not a duck. 2. find her own ‘swan group’
Problem is, even if we know we are a swan or wild horse and there are other swans or horses out there, the urge to run with the pack at dangerous speeds still exists. And the risk of hurting yourself or others increases.
So what to do?
Examine the questions you are asking yourself.
Are you asking ‘What’s wrong with me?’ Or ‘How can I make the others love me?’
Or are you asking, ‘What’s my unique gift?, ‘What do I love to do?’ and ‘Where can I meet others who are on the same journey?”
The first two questions bring only heartache whereas the third, forth and fifth turn you in a completely different direction and open the door.
Our lives are driven by the questions we ask ourselves. This applies to everything, not just niche issues. If things aren’t working out the way you want them to, re-examine the questions you are asking yourself and simply ask better questions.
Where to start? Try Byron Katie’s 4 questions. I’ll be interviewing Byron for Earth School about this next month. In the meantime, find out more here.
Back to our wild horse joins cyclists scenario. How do niche issues show up in your hands?
The middle zone of the ring finger gets concave. In extreme situations it looks like this Click here to read more …
You have a unique song to sing that only you can express.
This is what the world is waiting for. This is how you are meant to contribute. By being yourself.
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