Continued from Part 1:
(Kari: “Where do we start in this process? How do we know what to hold on to
and what to let go of?”)
It’s a very relevant
question you ask, Kari, yet easier said than done—due to the fact that only you
hold the answers to your own potential…
The key however, lies to
my belief, in the statement you made: “What was true when we were kids has
Most certainly, our
childhood dreams usually fall by the wayside—I remember wanting to be a
steam-train driver and had a passion for large, powerful machines on wheels (or
tracks)… I also enjoyed drawing them, which might account for me ending up
choosing a career in graphic design.
What is your calling?
How many of us are asked this during our lives, and if we are, how do we answer
the question? Do we even know what it means?
Consciousness has been
the subject of our conversations lately, Kari, and the current topic follows
that thread, because discovering your calling is very much about your level of
Other possible ways of
asking the same question are: ‘What is calling you forth?’ or, ‘What is your
purpose in this lifetime?’
How many times do you
complain about your ‘lot in life’, or grumble, “I wish I’d taken another path
instead of the one I’m currently on”, or do you sometimes feel stuck in a
cyclic rut like the hamster on its proverbial wheel?
I love the story of Themba, Guy! It
is a beautiful story and it tells us a great deal about human potential. We
have so much support and strength within our core that is for us to use as soon
as we stop being victims and what is outgrown, and create new beginnings!
So how do we do that?
How often have we heard that we need
to think positively; that we need to alter the negativity in order to create a
new and better life? It is so hard! It requires constant awareness, and the
risk is that it will end as a huge stress factor…
Our previous conversation was about
consciousness, Guy, a vast subject which constitutes the deepest core of our
lives—and we are in many ways unaware of the extent to which we are conscious…
We take what we know for granted, most of us don’t reflect at all over why we
make the choices we do, or why we feel like we do, or experience our reality as
I’d like to continue talking about
consciousness this week, this time I feel like talking about family, how we are
connected and how unconscious we often are of the importance of family in our
Oh Kari, you’re absolutely correct
in your assessment! In fact, just recently I was speaking to a friend about the
subject of social media and online marketing, and he commented that of all the
potential markets in the world, Africa is the least ‘saturated’.
I’ve said this before and I’ll say
it again: the Internet (more specifically, the World Wide Web) is the most
significant man-made phenomenon in modern history, giving rise to so much
possibility for people from all around the world to enrich their lives and
their Way of Being!
How conscious is the world we live
in today? In our previous conversation, we discussed what it means to live
consciously, and whilst individual consciousness is integral to the manifestation
of the consciousness of humanity, I’d like to broaden our focus to look at how
it applies collectively.
Where did it all begin?
Ancient history reveals levels of
consciousness way beyond what we are able to comprehend in our modern, third
dimension world, yet most of us tend to view this timeline as the stuff of myth
and legend… As the human species, we have ‘forgotten’ the meaning of
consciousness, as well as the limitlessness of its potential.
times have we talked about being conscious in our conversations, Guy? What is
it, really, this consciousness we speak of so often?
explains it like this: “In common speech, being conscious means being awake and
able to react accordingly to our environment. Consciousness is an attribute of
our mind which usually has qualities like subjectivity, self-consciousness,
wisdom and the ability to capture the relationship between one self and one’s
In our previous conversation, Kari,
I touched upon the concept of blame and the manner in which it affects our
language and our Way of Being, in which language plays a pivotal role. During
this discussion, then, I’d like to delve into blame somewhat deeper, to
highlight just how cancerous it is, and perhaps share a few tools to assist in
managing it effectively.
Let’s first take a look at blame in
its broader perspective. Blame is responsible for most of the world’s troubles,
and since time immemorial it has facilitated conflict between individuals,
communities, tribes, nations and cultures.
This is a subject we’ve touched on
over and over, Guy, without going too deeply, and this is what I would call the
roles we play in the theatre of life.
I remember when I heard of it for
the first time, it was impossible for me to understand what it meant! What
happened in my life was indeed real and there were so many things I could not
be blamed for! I did not play a role! It was my life!
I am very loyal when it comes to
relationships, so when something wasn’t right at home, I always took the blame
upon myself for any problems that existed in my relationship.
We have come a long way during our
conversational journey these past weeks, dear Kari, and looking back it becomes
obvious that we have walked a pathway that previously didn’t exist for either
of us. We never knew where it might lead—certainly we had no idea when starting
out, that we’d have our first book in process of publication, or that by the
time it launched, we’d be almost ready with the second! Yet we just knew it was
leading somewhere, and we looked forward to that “somewhere”!