I’m away on holiday this week so I’m sharing a very brief Friday Shot of Clarity, in preparation for Valentine’s day on Monday. See, when Sydney Banks was asked what the essence of the 3 Principles was, he’d always say the same thing…
It all boils down to love and understanding.
And these are at the heart of what matters to me. You may have heard me say that my mission in life is to awaken people and support them in awakening others.
What you may not have realised is what I’m awakening people to. See, here’s how you’ve probably heard me put it: I believe the two most valuable things a person can discover are a) how experience is created and b) who they really are…
- Understanding: Understanding the principled nature of how your experience is being created, moment to moment. You’re living in the experience in the principles of Thought taking form in the moment.
- Love: Who you really are is consciousness itself, the love, peace and clarity that resides at the heart of your being.
One of my favourite quotes is by Teilhard de Jardin, but I like to repurpose it a bit. Here’s how I say it:
“We’re not human beings having a spiritual experience. We’re one spiritual being having 7 billion human experiences. And who you really are is that one spiritual being. Who you really are is consciousness itself.
So with that in mind, I wanted to keep it simple for this week’s Friday Shot of Clarity. Here’s what I’ve got for you:
“The 3 kinds of Connection that Transform your Life“
This article from the archive pretty much does what it says on the tin:
>>> Click HERE to read “The 3 Kinds of Connection that Transform your Life”
“Clarity, Love and Connection with Viva Aikin“
Viva Aikins is an award-winning London bus driver. She’s also a high-impact professional and a soulful dancer. And one of the interesting things about Viva is that she co-leads retreats in Namibia.
In this episode, we talk about the power of connection, as well as an extraordinary experience we both had (in front of 40 other people) when she and I first met.
>>> Click HERE to listen to “Clarity, Love and Connection with Viva Aikin”
“Living a Beautiful Life with Jan & Chip Chipman”
And one of the highlights of the weekend was my session with my dear friends, mentors, colleagues and collaborators, Jan and Chip Chipman.
Jan, Chip and I met nearly 13 years ago and have been friends ever since. We’ve run retreats together in the Canary Islands and mainland Spain.
They spent years being mentored by Sydney Banks, and one of the things you’re going to love about this conversation is the feeling they bring.
Chip also tells me his favourite Syd Banks story in this session, so I hope you enjoy that too.
Enjoy, and I’ll be back next week!
Jamie Smart, Sunday Times Bestselling Author, Speaker & Coach