You may be familiar with the practice of certain days in the calendar being set aside to commemorate or develop greater awareness and attention around a particular topic of global interest. Recently we had Mental Health Day, Peace One Day and Earth Day as examples.

In the case of the above examples, it is not just about setting a day aside to remember, it is about an evolution of our understanding that is designed to precipitate change for the good of all concerned.

Global Oneness Day is a yearly event that occurs on the 24th October each year which discusses the concept of oneness as it applies to you and the world, as well as how many entrepreneurs are applying this to their life and field of work influence.

The concept of oneness is something that does appear to have an obvious relevance to people’s lives, especially in a world which is heavily punctuated with survival, stress and conflict on an individual and collective level. So many people are absorbed with their own stuff and barely looking around to consider the wider impact of their lives.

This is even more reason to set aside time to understand how ‘oneness’ applies to individual and collective living, and how the wise application of what it truly means can inspire abundance in every level of life.

Oneness is about the connectedness of things and is relevant to business whether one is talking about building rapport and trust, or other aspects of doing business. To grasp and apply its implications is to equip you with the resourcefulness to combat isolation and a defragmented approach to life and business.

Business has traditionally advertised the merits of competition and dominating the marketplace in order to be profitable. I came from a service background of mental health nursing, and it was a shock to me to feel I had to promote and market aggressively in order to get a reasonable amount of the ‘pie of success’

What I have since gone on to discover is what Charles Haanel and Wallace Wattles, in their respective books, The Master Key System and The Science of Getting Rich, refer to as the connection between the creative mind and success.

I have found that when I have applied its teachings of delivering value, service, gratitude, mental imagery, efficient action in order to benefit mankind my results are significantly different and far more effortless. In fact many of these things I learned in the service industry and enjoyed huge success and reward without having to adopt an ‘aggressive me’ stance

Vocations such as nursing can teach business much about true profitability because of the underlying values base of purpose, care and love. These underpinning values is often given secondary or luxury consideration, rather than a more integral one. Some even ask ‘what has love got to do with business?’ We are missing out on wealth in the true sense of the word from my observations and discoveries.

Going back to The Master Key System by Charles Haanel he talks about being and doing with love and service for the good of mankind. Underlying these statements is the connection he talks about between us and the universe at large, which is spiritual [not religious] in nature

It seems to me that if we are going to thrive in life and work, we need to understand our core essence and how that connects to our source or Universal Intelligence so that we can draw on its power in a more effortless and integrated way to serve humankind while redressing the imbalance of an overly competitive approach.

There is so much more abundance to be experienced when we can truly help others through our life and work without manipulation.

I find the results to be more effortless, and my sense of wellbeing is not deferred to some achievement but is more engaged with the joy and process of my creativity. Money has flowed more easily when in this groove too.

Ultimately this is not something that can be done justice through mere words. It really is an experience that you need to give yourself in more scientific fashion in order to discover its truths and benefits for yourself.

The Global Oneness Day is a free online summit type event which may be a good place to start the journey of ascertaining its significance to your life. Here is a snippet from last year’s event

http://bit.ly/GlobalOnenessDaySnippet

On October 24th, 2018 which is a week away, many of the speakers will share directly from their journey and experiences which have informed their expertise. I always enjoy the event even if I cannot be there all day.

You can find out more about the event and speakers by going here

http://bit.ly/GlobalOnenessDay2018

I look forward to joining with you there for those of you who can attend.

The word ‘spiritual’ is a touchy subject for many people and one that causes much resistance when it comes to applying it to business because it is often associated with religion. Additionally, many entrepreneurs consider it irrelevant to business.

I find the opposite to be true. Not only has it been relevant for me. It is difficult to operate to my full potential without it. Whether we accept it or not we all have a spiritual dimension, just as we have a physical, mental and emotional dimension to us

In fact, science is constantly affirming now what so many spiritual commentaries have been stating for years through a more instinctive place. When you talk about a human being showing great spirit, you are acknowledging that part of you – the spiritual dimension

You only need to take a look at the work of organizations like HeartMath, to start to grasp the significance of the heart in daily living as well as how it can impact business.

Scientists are becoming more aware of the field of energy that encompasses the heart, likening it to another brain with even greater amplitude

When I refer to spiritual intelligence here I am not talking about religion. The two are not the same although they can overlap. James Twyman, author of The Moses Code offers a useful distinction when referring to this.

He summarises that many religious people tend to operate as if God is out there, as if heaven or hell is a place you go to after death, depending on how your life has been lived in accordance with religious rules, and that therefore God’s love is conditional.  

On the other hand he offers that spiritual people are not attached to a religious order and ‘know that there’s no separation between themselves and their Divine Source…that Jesus was correct when he said “The Kingdom of God is within you” and ‘know that God’s love is eternal and unconditional’ and that through this their soul’s potential is revealed.

To bring this down to earth, when you exercise such things as an open heart and engage your intuition, you are engaging your spirit, which has a great capacity to reveal your potential and utilize it for good. You may name this force, universal intelligence or higher power, or higher self. It doesn’t matter

The key is that the spiritual aspect of ourselves is not confined to our physical or mental plane and is able to glean far more information, knowledge and wisdom that lies off our conscious radar if we allow it freer reign.

I recall in my earlier business days how I defaulted to traditional business advice. Some it was sound and fundamental. Yet at some level I did not feel I was able to be my true creative self as so much was reduced to formulas which were supposedly designed to produce competitive edge, leading to more sales, more clients, and greater profitability. I struggled to integrate my spirituality into my work as it was often dismissed as irrelevant.

However my creativity was being stifled, and I eventually started to experience boredom, disappointment and disillusionment. It seemed that competition and creativity could not co-exist. Business did not feel so fun or fulfilling anymore.

I recall reading Gregg Braden’s book, The Divine Matrix, which bought quantum physics and spiritual principles together to demonstrate how to manifest according to your goals and dreams.

I also recall reading Neale Donald Walsch’s book ‘Conversations With God’ which demystified the religious connotations and explained things in more natural terms that make it accessible to everyone. No-one is excluded!!

Ironically when I sat still and sought answers during my own meditative experience, I came round full circle to putting creativity, fun and fulfillment at the forefront, blending them in with the best of the traditional taught principles. This is important as there are many spiritually inclined people that struggle to earn profitably in business. Integration is key.

When I let go of what was not serving me and found the courage to express all aspects of myself in the way I created valuable products and services, everything changed.

Now I often get approached to become involved in exciting and lucrative projects that combine fun and creativity while serving humanity at a deep level. Of course, not everything I am offered is right and I engage my heart and intuition in the process of becoming more wise and discerning as to what feels aligned with my core purpose.

This process I engaged with is something anyone can do but not everyone does. The act of simply becoming still, breathing deeply and asking questions with an open heart is invoking your spiritual intelligence. Add belief and faith in your vision and you are further realizing the power of your spirit. There’s nothing religious about that. It is simply a part of you waiting to be more fully engaged.

Maybe up till now, you have not fully engaged your spirit, and maybe now is an opportunity to do so. The following steps are simple, no cost and require only 7mins daily to activate your spiritual intelligence and/or give it freer reign.

  1. Ask an empowering question
  2. Sit still in a quiet place and breathe deeply
  3. Listen with an open heart, and let your intuition speak,
  4. Follow through

I have seen so much serendipity take place when I do this and it is exciting to say the least, and I shared some of these discoveries in my book Breaking Free.

For those of you who want to reclaim that lost dimension and immerse more on this topic, Gregg Braden, Bruce Lipton and Heartmath will be holding a series of online events.

It is part of an online series called ‘The Science of Self-Empowerment: Cellular Consciousness, Heart Intelligence and The New Human Story’ and it kicks off on June 19th  with Gregg Braden.

The online event is FREE and you can access full details here via this link

http://bit.ly/GreggBradenOnlineEvent

Get ready for an exciting ride and here’s to greater and fulfilling manifestation with your dreams!!

Best wishes Anita

I recently attended a live event on strategic alliances where I learnt how this one strategy can create leverage in principle areas of time, money and influence.

The concept was not new to me, and formerly I had known it by the term joint ventures. Whilst I had a basic understanding of the power of strategic alliances I was troubled by one thing from experience.

My previous experiences of joint ventures had resulted in being exploited and left in the dust by unscrupulous individuals. I was left with the theory of everything and the substance of nothing. I confess this left me bruised and reticent about engaging with such a strategy.

However I had enough ‘process’ about me that I understood it was not the fault of the strategy. I needed to become more discerning where individuals were concerned. It could no longer be about people who were highly skilled, but those who combined it with a heart that genuinely wanted to serve.

Earlier this year I was introduced to a group of people who were setting their stall out differently – building strategic alliances within a ‘dolphin’ culture.

I was immediately drawn to this, yet knew that talk alone is cheap. So I decided to dip my toes in the water through their community and eventually immersed deeper, hence attending the live event in Las Vegas.

I have wondered for a long time what could be possible when people of heart and talent combine to help each other in business in a way that ensures all are winners, and having fun in the process.

What this group are answering for me so far is, what can happen in business when a group of heart-centred entrepreneurs come together in the spirit of high support and creativity, to empower each other to create deals.

They go beyond merely identifying individuals by matching list and product. This is not for entrepreneurs that simply want to be self-serving and take from others. I like that discernment. It allows genuine people with high value to rise.

One thing I would note though, is that when you start to play at a higher level, unresolved stuff will surface. That is just the nature of the beast and something that is often times overlooked. You may even experience the ‘diamonds in the rough’ scenario as you engage with a potential alliance.

However, for me the key is to embrace it and learn to dissolve this with an open heart and mind as well as a humble spirit. Ultimately I find that when I acknowledge and let go of the things that would hold me back, I feel liberated.

Some of the things I have learned so far is:-
1) How to make your product valuable and accessible
2) How to structure your programmes for better positioning and uptake
3) How to develop high value and trust relationships
4) How to develop online infrastructures to streamline and support product or service delivery
5) How to think creatively

The list goes on, and if this has piqued your interest you may want to play with this community. The host has kindly put together a masterclass to unpack and explain how strategic alliances in the right culture can create massive leverage for you in term so time, impact and income.

So if you are sick and tired of inconsistent cash flow and want to change that in a highly valuable way, do listen to this masterclass. Who knows, you might just get your aha moment today!

Adversity is a subject that for many people represents unpleasant and uncomfortable thinking, because it usually involves looking at some trauma, grief, distressing or extremely challenging situation.

This can involve illness, injury, financial stress bereavement or family and relationship troubles to name a few. On the lower end of the scale it may cover struggles to bring about effective lifestyle changes, challenges with studying, teething problems in business, work or relocation.

Human nature is such that many tend to shrink in the face of challenge and adversity, and navigate it with baited breath. Unfortunately this approach can lead to a situation dragging out longer than necessary with accumulated excessive stress in the process.

This used to be my approach to challenges in my earlier years. I would get agitated, play out worse case scenarios in my mind, become distracted, and at times displace my stress onto others in an abrupt manner. Maybe you can relate.

So what is the key to dealing with adversity in a way that minimizes the unpleasant feelings and brings resolution in the best possible way.

The first thing is to look at what you are associating with adversity. You can do that by simply calling the things that come to mind when that word is mentioned. Usually stress, tension and anxiety will be common associations.

It becomes clear from the above scenario that in order to navigate adversity in a more empowered way, the perspective of adversity needs to change. So let me offer a few perspectives from what I discovered. Play with these to discover its truth for yourself.

1) Adversity is a part of life rather than an intrusion on life
2) Adversity is like a mirror reflecting back to you where you are at in terms of character, resilience and resourcefulness to name a few.
3) Adversity carries opportunity for inner growth
4) Adversity is like a friend in disguise, acting as a door opener toward success

Many who read the above may understand and agree in theory, but that theoretical understanding alone is not enough to bring about a positive change.

It is essential to experiment and give yourself an experience of those things in order to bring about significant and lasting change at root level. By way of example let’s take a look at the first one on the list above.

Football gave me an insight into this. I used to play in women’s football which is a physical contact sport in which you can get tackled legitimately or fouled against the rules. As it was part of the game I would get up quickly when fouled. The bigger aim was to score goals and win the match.

It helped me to understand that life is like a physical contact sport, in that it involves human touch, and events can occur that can knock us. Football served as an analogy to help me translate what I learnt on the football pitch into my life – adversity and challenges are a part of life not an intrusion.

When I translated this lesson across, everything changed in the way I perceived challenges and adversity. It dissolved my resistance and I met it head on, with my focus on the bigger picture, whilst extracting the gift and opportunities it bought for growth.

This then became a breeding ground from which I made discoveries about the other three points above, which I wrote about in my book Breaking Free. So find the experience or create the experience in your life that will allow you to discover these truths for yourself, and have fun in the process of creating that experience.