Monday, 30 July 2007

The Meaning of Life......

Let's talk about the meaning of life. Victor Frankl PhD had a few things to say about this subject. He was a survivor of the holocaust, although his wife, father and mother did not make it through. He survived because he managed to frame his experiences of suffering within a framework of meaning. Later he wrote a book called Man's Search for Meaning where he speaks about three forms of meaning in life:

The meaning that comes through the difference we can make in the world, the meaning that comes through love and relationships, and the meaning that comes through how we face and deal with unavoidable suffering.

Victor Frankl once said about success "Don't aim at success - the more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one's personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself'. Could'nt agree more!

Blessings, Steve

Manifesting Happens.......

"Hello Steve Just a quick email as you did a talk at a spirituality group a few tuesdays ago. My life has changed dramatically with everything i wanted materialising quite easily. I'm amazed and am keeping going with the meditations and your email course. Many thanks James"


Friday, 27 July 2007

Changing Your Reality.......

So you want to know how to change your beliefs and expectations? Well firstly you need to realise that every belief is but a thought about reality. Beliefs do not represent reality itself. The thing is that once you change a belief you will not only operate differently in the world, you will see a different world. OK, that being said, there are a number of stages to changing a belief:

1. You need to be open to questioning your existing beliefs. You need to doubt your existing beliefs if you are ever to re-evaluate them. For instance you might believe that you cannot dance. You need to be able to doubt this idea about yourself if you are ever to change it;

2. You need to be open to exploring new and more expansive thoughts about reality. You need not be convinced that a new belief is true but you need to be open to the possibility. So let's say that you have the thought that dancing was a possibly for you. Now you are more likely to give it a go;

3. Then you can start to believe and act on the new possibility as if it were true. Perhaps you go out and join a Salsa dance class.

4. Then you can start to examine the belief in the light of your experience. If your experience does not disprove the possibility of the new belief being true then the new thought can begin to take a deeper hold in your unconscious. Perhaps now you go dancing and although it feels strange you slowly get the hang of it and even begin to enjoy it. You decide to go again.

Now your reality has changed in the realm of your ability to dance. So what would happen if you applied this method to your ideas about creating more money?


Thursday, 26 July 2007

More Positive Feedback......

"Oh Steve
How right you are !!!! My life has changed so dramatically over the last 12 months, its almost like living with another person these days. I still know that I am capable of so much more and that there is so much more that I want to do. What I'm trying to decipher now is what exactly I want to do...
I am free at last, do you know something dearest Steve? I haven't cried for months! I laugh, I smile, I get scared.... I embrace my pain but it no longer hurts, I look at scarcity as a gift, because I know that it's an omen for me to change something. I'm still not really sure what it is that I feel that I need to do, but I do know that my life is a gift, I'm here to help others, just as you and Davide have helped me so enormously to develop a life of abundance.
I really want to write that book, I want to set an Alternatives up in Manchester or Liverpool, I want to make a real success of the business Lee and I have built up together! I want to follow in the footsteps of the Pilgrims and walk part of the Road to Santiago!
Thanks again for all of you support, your prosperity thoughts really do change peoples lives!!!!
Take care

Positive lovely!

"Dear Steve

I have just read your inspiration of 17/7! Dont know how I came to miss it because I look forward to your wonderful and beautiful words of inspiration. This in particular touched my heart and soul and resonated with so much truth! It was one of those wow! moments and a time of reflection.
Just over these 3 days I have tapped into your book "Freeing the Spirit". You know I ordered it some years ago and always meant to get into it. I never did then! I have had the opportunity to share some of it with people who I am helping to develop spiritually - only after I used it myself. Again, another wow moment!
Bless you, Steve, for the light that you shine!

Having a Positive Expectation..........

Expectation is linked to what we believe. Expectation influences how much effort we will invest in attaining our goals. It also influences how well we will be able to deal with challenging or stressful situations. Expectation is at work in every area of our lives. For example, in the area of health the placebo affect (taking a fake pill) shows how much a patient's expectation will influence the outcome of them getting better.
The thing to know is that if you have a strong positive expectation around acheiving something you will go the extra mile towards that end. Having a positive expectation will also help you activate the necessary inner resources to attain whatever you want.


Wednesday, 25 July 2007

Another Satisfied Customer..........

Another satisfied customer:
"Dearest Steve,
I have recieved your prosperity bubbles and have been a participant on your prosperity course. I also did the teleseminar on family dynamics which was great.(Id never done anything like that before!!...). I would just like to thank you for empowering me each and every day and enlightening me with prosperity conciousness. Your emails make such a difference to my day, indeed my life. I wish to work further in this field and personal development. Having had much dysfunction in my upbringing and experiencing so many personal traumas it is so welcoming to recieve such support and understanding. I am a talented artist and a very emotional being with so much love and light to share that sometimes I find it all so overwhelming. I am working through so much to believe in myself now.
And have grown in understanding and confidence. Im very nearly there... Relating with people like you gives me strength and hope, Thankyou. In love and light Hayley x"


Sunday, 22 July 2007

State Control.......

Everyday we go through a certain range of internal states. These will vary from person to person. We can move from a state of peace, to anxiety, to bliss, to busyness, to hope, to despair in a day. Some of these states seem positive and enjoyable and others seem unpleasant and limiting. Our state not only affects how we feel, it affects how we behave. Certain states are great for acheiving certain things, for example curiosity is great for learning, calmness is great for dealing with pressure, confidence is great for doing something new and a sense of focus is great for performing action. Most people experience their state as something that just happens to them, they do not realise that they can influence their state.
NLP places great emphasis on state management. You can influence your state through being more aware of what puts you in a great state and what triggers a limiting state. For instance certain music can alter your state, as can a powerful affirmation, or engaging in dance, or doing some form of meditation.
The million dollar question is, what internal state would best help you acheive your desired outcomes? If you know the answer to this question and you also know what helps to induce such states, then you have already gone a long way towards acheiving your desired goals.


Thursday, 19 July 2007

A Story to Share.........

Jo emailed me this story:
"Thank you! I have a funny story to share...I have spent all my life persuing healing and creative paths because I imagined I was great with people. Anyway, since doing Essence (a personal development seminar based in London) I found myself at the end of my tether with my boss who was in learning and development and a psychologist and an author and got myself into a place with no money no job.
Not great, but instead of following my imagined path for a moment longer, I realised I needed to explore other ways to prosper. Well, I got a temping job in the straightest but largest bank in the world...guess what, I love it! It is so straight that people's real nature cannot but shine out, and there are a zillion relationships to build and my boss has asked me to stay and to be aware that they offer brilliant management training paths as well as nice bonus your email was very timely!!! It is not too late for me at nearly 42 to find myself very firmly with my feet on the ground with great prospects.....
x Jo"

I recommend the Essence course to many of my clients. If you are interested goto


Five Things in the Way of Your Success........

There are five possible reasons that can stand in the way of you acheiving a certain goal:

You think you do not have the resources to acheive the goal;
You believe you have the resources but do not know what to do;
You know what to do but you do not think you can do it;
You think you can do it but you are not strongly motivated to acheive the goal;
You feel motivated but somehow the goal does not right for you to pursue now.

Only you can decide whether these objections mean that you should drop the goal now and waste no further time on it, or wait for circumstances to change, or begin to put some time and effort into overcoming these objections. Your call.


Tuesday, 17 July 2007

Another Happy Customer..........

Glad to report another happy customer:
"Dear Steve,
Just a quick email to say thank you for all the Prosperity Bubbles. I bought your book and attended one session at Neal's Yard. Prosperity has come into my life big time and I'm sure that all the positive vibes I've been getting from the "Bubbles" have helped the unprecedented flow of good fortune. I am about to move from London to California but i see that you have subscribers in 17 countries now so I look forward to more wealth and wisdom in due course.
May the force be with you and yours,


Wednesday, 11 July 2007

A Spiritual Secret..............

Being a winner or a loser has no meaning in the game of life. There are no gold medals for reaching heaven first. It is how you play the game of life that counts. At the end of your life as you step into the light what will you remember? Your acheivements perhaps, your learnings almost certainly, your joys without a shadow of a doubt. Want to know a secret? OK. The journey is the destination.


Of Desire and Desperation.....

In case you did not know, there is a world of difference between desire and desperation. Desperation repels what you want and desire attracts what you want. Both can feel quite hot and intense. The difference is that one feels heavier and the other lighter. One is bound with expectation, and the other is unfettered from how the desire will manifest. Might be good to know?



If you want to feel really prosperous then you need to balance the yin and yang side of your nature. Too much yang (doing) and not enough yin (reflection) can lead to burn out. Too much yin (reflection) and not enough yang (doing) can lead to dreaminess. If you learn how to connect your yang (warrior) side to your yin (priestess) side then you will be both happy and successful.


The Yin and Yang of Inspiration......

Inspiration is a dynamic force. Patanjali, the great Indian sage, many centuries ago said 'When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break your bonds, your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world.'

On the other hand inspiration is nurtured through space and a slow pace. Inspiration cannot be forced. It needs to breathe. It needs space. For instance The artist Degas grew up in a wealthy family where he was able to fully indulge his love of painting. When he hit 60 he looked back on his life and concluded that his work had been a waste of time. He retreated to his studio determined to re-inspire himself. Over the next 20 years he produced some of his greatest masterpieces. A wise person would ponder on this.

All great projects are born in moments of pure inspiration. It is no coincidence that some of the world's most higly paid people are in the business of inspiring others, namely film stars, performers, and sportsmen and women. Financial consultant and author (of Getting Rich your own Way) Srully Blotnick studied over a thousand men and women and broke apart the then popular myth that money comes to a person by doing the things they least want to do. He found that the most successful people were doing things and work that inspired them. Does this say anything to you?

Your independent yang/masculine side seeks activity and challenge in the world. Your relational yin/feminine side seeks stillness and reflection in the world. Inspiration is generated through either yin or yang. How about immersing yourself in something inspirational today? You could read an inspiring book or poem, listen to some uplifting music, or go for a walk in nature. Or you could do something more dynamic like go and meet some inspirational people, start a new project or change your life in some way. Fancy a little inspiration today?


The Win-Win Principle....

Do you know about the win-win principle? This principle states that real success and happy results through a co-operative effort with others. It is based on the assumption that there is plenty for everyone. It is based on the idea that one person's success can inspire others and also contribute to the success of those around him or her. This is radically different approach than the win-lose principle where states that some people will naturally win at the expense of others. Win-win is based on mutually beneficial agreements and solutions, teamwork and the sharing of resources.

Let me give you an example of win-win. I am a director of an organisation called Alternatives. Here we practise a win-win-win principle. For us to run an event it needs to produce three win's. The first is for the audience, the event must have content that is valuable and applicable. It must be presented and taught in a way that is engaging, informative and expereincial. The second win is for the presenter, the event must give value to the person delivering the material. The event will give the presenter a certain visibility for his or her work. The third win for for Alternatives. We need to feel good about running the event. It needs to have generated a certain level of positive feedback and income.

How about incorporating win-win in your life to some degree?


Follow Your Bliss.........

The most useful and practical peice of advice I have ever had the good fortune to hear came from the famous mythologist Joseph Campbell. He used to advise his students to follow their bliss, meaning to follow their sense of aliveness, passion and wonder. Now then, have you ever wondered what would happen in your life if you chose to follow your bliss in all things?


Wealthy People Have One Thing in Common.....

The one thing wealthy people have in common is that they have all found their unique formula for making money. Apart from that they have absolutely nothing in common. Wealthy people come from all races and all backgrounds, they vary from the well educated to the street wise and savvy. You must realise by now that there are no rules in this regard, anyone can make it. You can have more wealth if you wish. You do not have to buy into the common belief that there is not enough to go around. If you want it to happen then all you have to do is get off your backside and start to move and groove into the world. Surely your mother told you that fortune smiles on the brave? OK, well now you know!


Time for a Raise?

When it comes to having money everyone on the planet has two levels in their unconscious. One is the level above which we will not allow ourselves to rise. The other is the level below which we will not allow ourselves to fall. A person who is homeless and destitute probably has both levels set quite low. A person who is experiencing tremendous happiness and financial success probably has both levels set quite high. Now, the million dollar question is, where are your levels set? You may well ask yourself, time for a raise?

Blessings, Steve

To Enjoy Money You Need.......

To enjoy money you need a certain kind of thinking, you need a certain kind of consciousness. If you have a grasping consciousness then you will tend to create competition and unhappiness around you. If you have an apathetic kind of consciousness then you will not give any value to the people or things around you and they will tend to drift away. Want to know a secret about money and success? OK. Change your consciousness around money and you will see different results in the world. Then again, do not look to money to make you happy. Let your happiness and passion point the way to allowing more money to flow into your life.


Two Different Strategies.......

When it comes to moving through the world there are two different paths you can take. One is following the herd, which means following the example of another, perhaps a successful parent, or a gang of peers who have something cutting edge to teach you. It is worth knowing that this strategy can lead to easy success and also lots of emotional and practical support when things do not quite work out.

The other way is to avoid the herd and go it alone. This means avoiding other people's strategies for success and finding your own way, your own creative edge. It is worth knowing that this way is less supportive but more vigorous in activating inner resources for overcoming adversity. Some of the most financially successful people in the world use this strategy.

The good news is that neither strategy is better than the other. You may find that your way to success is through adopting one of these ways. Would you like a little advice? OK, you asked for it. You could always be radical and use either depending on the situation or your gut feeling. How will you know which one is right? By the results you produce. If one is not working then you could always try out the opposite strategy.


Tuesday, 10 July 2007

Things Could Have Been Different.........

Of course, you probably could have done something entirely different with your life. You could have taken an easier route, and avoided certain things and people, but then you would have missed out on some valuable experiences and life lessons and become an entirely different person. You know, all of your experiences and lessons have set you up for the journey you are about to take. It was the essential prerequisite for the success you are about to experience. I just knew that you would like to know.


Prosperity = Freedom.....

Some say that prosperity is about about freedom. Family therapist Virginia Satir once said that there are five freedoms:

The freedom to see and hear what is;
The freedom to say what you feel and think;
The freedom to feel what you actually feel;
The freedom to ask for what you want;
The freedom to take risks on your own behalf.Sound cool or what?

Well are you feeling free today?


Prosperity & Trust.........

Well let me ask you another million dollar question. Do you trust yourself? What does that mean? Well do you trust that you know where you want to go in life?Do you trust that you have all the resources to get there?You know the great thing about trust is that you can always do more of it.You can always do more trust than you thought you could do. Just reading about trust will make you think about it more often. Thinking about trust more often will leave less space for thinking about less important things like how to do better distrust. I know, it's a kind of magic!


The Power of Intention...........

To create anything one of the most basic tools you have is your power of intention. Intention is really about using your personal will. Your personal will is the vehicle of manifestation for your higher will. Unless you practice consciously using your personal will it will be difficult knowing and aligning with your divine will. How about using your intention today? You could always intend for a small miracle. Then again you could be greedy and intend for a bigger one! What's stopping you?


Great Coaching Leads to Results in the World....

If you are already successful then improve your results by getting some coaching. The most successful people in the world have ongoing coaching. This helps them stretch into greater possibility on a weekly basis. Do not go to coaching for advice or to find out what you what you want to do. It is your job to know what you want to do. If you are unclear you can try career advice or counselling or some other approach.Once you are clear on what you want to do then get going, do the ground work, and start to create your vision. Once you are on your way then coaching can help you. It can help you get clearer about your thinking and money making strategies. For it to really work you need to find a coach that you feel good about and who has 'walked the talk' themselves. If you find a great coach you can stretch beyond your current thinking around what is possible and what you are capable of acheiving.


Monday, 9 July 2007

The Decision to Be Prosperous Happens in a Moment....

The decision to live a more prosperous life can happen in a moment. Generating external resources such as money can take a little longer. It is unwise to expect money to come to you quite suddenly. Very few people have sudden windfalls and of these even fewer are prepared for it. The majority of successful people have created wealth over time. Therefore why not take your time? This does not mean doing nothing. Take your time and remember the old saying slowly slowly catchee monkee. How about going the tried and tested way of trial, error, and eventual success.


Saturday, 7 July 2007

The Abundance Bowl Exercise......

If you find it hard to accumulate money then I am going to give you a magical exercise for both saving money and attracting more money into your life. This is call the abundance bowl technique. All you need do is find a beautiful bowl, find a safe spot in your home and then and everyday simply put 50p or a £1 in the bowl. You must do this without fail every day until the end of one calendar month. At the end of the month you can take all the money out if you wish and treat yourself. Or you can spend some and leave some.Then you begin the next month by saving 50p or £1 a day for one calendar month. This exercise can create miracles. At the very least it will train your unconscious to accumulate money for you. One of the keys to make this exercise successful for you is to enjoy doing it and enjoy spending the money at the end of the month!


Thursday, 5 July 2007

Bless the Rich...........

Since you are really deserving today I am going to let you into a real big secret for attracting more money and other valuable resources into your life. Follow this one and you will definately see tremendous results over time. OK. Ready? Here goes. All you have to do on a daily basis is bless the rich. Start to notice all the wealthy people around town. Notice where they live and where they shop. Then simply bless them for showing the way towards greater wealth. Now then, you may well experience some envious thoughts arising. If you do simply breathe and allow them to pass. Then get back to the essential practise of blessing the rich. If you persist with this exercise you will begin to understand all your scarcity thinking that blocks the possibility of money and other forms of wealth flowing into your life.


Monday, 2 July 2007

The Real Issue With Money...........

Money of itself is not very exciting. Bits of paper or bags of round peices of metal. What we really tend to get excited about is what money can do for us in the world. Despite this many people still focus on the money. The real issue is always what do you want money to do for you? Want to know a secret? OK. When you have a passionate and tangible dream that you believe you can actualise then money will naturally start to be attracted to you. If your dream involves helping more people than just yourself then you will be even more magnetic. Nothing will prevent money from flowing through you to making your dream happen. This is the paradox, if you want to be wealthy then make your dream more important than the money. What more can I say?

Blessings, Steve