(A Quarterly Newsletter)
Issue No. 9
Welcome to the Life Magic Newsletter. The year
2011 is well under way now. I sincerely wish that it is going as
well for you as it is for me. The Visionary Leadership Programme
has been a highlight for me so far. My book project is coming along
well. The sun is warm and the birds are singing. And it is great
to be in New Zealand. This is the start of the third year of these
Newsletters, so even that is great!
Topics we cover this 1st Quarter of 2011 are
I welcome any comments you might have about this
Newsletter. If you would like to experience a Journey Process to
help you to clear up a particular issue, please do contact
I hope to hear from you soon.
- Auckland Journey Intensive
Just a few days to go! Brandon Bays is in Auckland
this weekend, 12 and 13 February 2011. I saw her when she visited
briefly in January for The Journey Intro Talk and for a day with
Journey graduates on Authentic Greatness. I have seen her again
at the end of January in Gold Coast, Australia, when she held a
satsang and meditation with Journey Practitioners. She is really
buzzing and I am sure that this Journey Intensive is going to be
the best I have been to yet.
Brandon last visited New Zealand in January 2007
so it may well be another 4 years before we see her again. The Journey
Intensive is extra special with Brandon as you are getting the teaching
live from the originator. It is where I started 4 years ago when
Brandon last came and I haven't looked back since.
Please see more details here
Also, please do give me a ring if you are interested to attend the
Journey Intensive weekend as I can answer any questions you might
have. I can also offer you a discount if you book
If you have already attended The Journey Intensive
you can resit it at a very special price of $150. A great opportunity
to meet Brandon and get the teaching in her inimitable way. Also
on the day after the Intensive (Monday 14 February) we are having
another one-day Advanced Skills course. This refreshes
what you have learnt on the Intensive and provides the extra skills
and tools that we use all the time as Practitioners. For details
This is being facilitated by our own Bill McLeod, who is a real
The full Journey Practitioner Programme
is being run between December 2010 and mid-2011. For more details
Brandon Bays runs at least the final two major retreats of this
If you have any queries about the
above programmes please use the links provided, ring The Journey
office in Australia (FreePhone 0508-JOURNEY from NZ), or you can
Just take a look at this:
Barb and I have just completed the Visionary Leadership
Programme with Kevin Billett and we have had a wonderful time. There
are 3 five-day parts to the course, and I did the optional 3 day
Conscious Coaching training as well. Parts 1 and 2 are purely about
developing one's self by understanding and then overcoming the obstacles
that most of us put in the way of our excellence. Part 3 is ostensibly
about giving presentations and interpersonal communication, yet
every step of the way something else was going on. Effectively we
shifted from one state of mind to another. There was therefore no
option but to give a brilliant presentation to a group of people!
This work is amazing and demonstrates how to
live from a place of authentic greatness. I would like to share
an aspect of this teaching with you. Through direct experience on
the course we discovered what it is to be authentic. If in communication
with someone you do not express yourself from the state of being
that you wish to portray, you will not communicate your real message.
It's as simple as that. In contrast, by shifting your own consciousness
to where it is you want to be, you cannot help but communicate that
truth to everyone with whom you interact.
The interesting thing is that if you are being inauthentic, fake,
disinterested or egotistic in what you are saying or doing, what
you communicate is that inauthenticity, disinterest or egotism.
The communication still happens but it is definitely not the one
you wanted to make.
The key then is to come from your inner greatness, to let that
loose and to soar with it. If you communicate from your position
of greatness, then what you communicate will be a powerful message
that is in keeping with your truth. You will come across with integrity,
and your message will be received with clarity.
And this is the scary thing. Not only are you communicating with
others: you are communicating with yourself. Even if no one else
is listening because they are momentarily distracted, you will still
be listening. Your inner being will hear what you are saying and
will hear exactly whether you are being honest and congruent with
your own self. If you are, you will feel fantastic. You will feel
powerful and on purpose. You will motivate yourself automatically
into achieving even greater things from this position of authentic
greatness. You cannot fail. Just think about a time when you were
really excited about the best thing that happened to you and how
you told the people you love!
On the other hand, if you were to feel that you are not being true
to yourself, that you are not getting your point across, that no
one is interested in you, that you don't have what it takes, and
so on, your own being will get that too. You will slip further and
further away from the person you desire to be. You will lose your
greatness, or not even find it.
In essence how you really feel will be communicated to other people
and reinforced in you. Your words are only about 7% of your communication
- the other 93% comes from your body and your attitude: the things
that you cannot easily fake. The answer is to start from the truth
of who you are. This is to take yourself there in your mind, emotionally
and in your body. This takes a real shift of consciousness.
During the Visionary Leadership Programme I experienced that shift
from speaking from a purely mental place to speaking from a place
of being, both emotionally and physically. The impact of that shift
is huge, and you feel in that moment that you can achieve anything.
This is a state that I expect to maintain, a state of living in
authentic greatness. This is what it really means to be present.
If you currently feel a need for healing in your being and your
life, you will find that that healing will come from making the
shift in consciousness that takes you to communicating to yourself
and others from the specific emotions and truths that you feel.
You will come from a place of integrity and truth, and the sheer
clarity of your communication to yourself and to others will create
huge shifts in you and for you.
In reality, if you are to achieve your highest aspiration in your
own life, whatever that is, you will need to first discover the
point of authenticity, that point of authentic greatness within
yourself, and everything else will follow.
Life Healing Day
Exactly two years ago Life Magic Healing Centre
opened its doors at 37 Moore Street, Howick, although I had been
operating under that name from home since 2004. For two years I
have been focussing on offering individual Journey Processes, since
I have found them so effective at helping people resolve the issues
in their lives. Now it is time to extend our offering.
So here it is: The Life Healing Day.
I feel inspired to create this Life Healing Day for clients following
the Visionary Leadership and Conscious Coaching training. It will
be a very special opportunity for you to delve deeper into the core
issues that you are facing. The Life Healing Day will be a one-on-one
session focused on whatever issues you would like to heal in your
The day is an intensive one, running from 9am
until probably around 4pm. We start with a long chat where you and
I will discuss the issues you have in life, and I will ask a few
directed questions with the aim of getting to the core issues. What
I have already discovered is that as you delve deeper and open more,
quite unexpected core issues appear, and these are the drivers for
everything in your life. As you can imagine, this is a life-changing
discovery to make.
After a coffee break we will go through a full
Journey Process to cover specifically what we have discovered. This
is followed by a lunch break, where we can spend a bit more time
After lunch we will do some creative brainstorming
to enable us to uncover all your options: what you able to achieve
in your life if you had no restrictions. This is a liberating exercise
and is really a fun part of the day. All our ideas are written down
for future reference. Finally we develop an Action Plan for immediate
action, for the first week and for the first month. (I will follow
up by phone/email at these three stages to see how you are doing,
to give you support and to hold you to our agreed plan.)
You will return home soaring...
During the day we will move around as necessary,
perhaps taking a walk to the local coffee shop, or to the beach.
We could go somewhere nearby by car, or whatever we chose to do
at the time. The Journey Process itself we will do in the Life Magic
Healing Centre to ensure privacy and an environment where we won't
I would like to promise that it will be a fun
day, but that is difficult to say. We will get extremely deep into
the driving causes behind the surface issues, and you may find this
uncomfortable. We will get to places you may never have realised
were there, and then we will together pull them up by the roots.
Nevertheless, this process will leave you relieved, ecstatic and
fundamentally changed at the deepest level.
So if you genuinely want to get to the bottom
of the issues in your life, if you really want to break free and
open into a life of growth and authenticity, please contact me
and book a Life Healing Day with me. The cost for the day is
$495 (excl. lunch).
Story and Forgiveness
We all have many stories in our lives. Things that we have done
– some we are proud of, some we are not. Also there are all
the stories about the things that have been done to us. Many of
us carry stories from when we were children, for decade after decade
we have carried these stories about how we were let down, or wronged,
or mistreated, and so on.
All stories are in the past. The cruel fact is that we cannot change
them. What happened happened, whether we liked it then or not, and
whether we like it now or not. Why continue to beat ourselves up
about something that cannot be changed? Or about things that we
did not even have any control over at the time?
What we can change and what we do have control over is in this
present moment. We can let the story go in this moment. We can forgive
others and we can forgive ourselves in this moment. This does not
mean that we condone what happened, or that it was okay in any way.
No, we merely offer forgiveness to the other person for the terrible
mistake that they made, and we receive forgiveness for the mistakes
that we made.
None of us are perfect or we would not be on Earth today. Earth
is where mistakes are made and we gain learning from them, and then
sincerely forgive and allow forgiveness.
As you forgive and receive forgiveness, your memory of the incident,
of the story, is lessened emotionally. In this moment. And as you
move forward into the future, you allow the story to fall away.
You can accept that it is just a story, and it has no power over
you any more today. You are free of its effects and you no longer
need to carry it.
What has stopped you from enjoying and moving forward in life up
until now? You have been trapped in the past by old stories that
you believe are still true today. Release yourself from them. Cast
them off. Break free and enjoy today! And tomorrow!
And, linked to these old stories that you are now casting off are
old beliefs and old attitudes that no longer serve you. You can
farewell these old beliefs and old attitudes and take on new, more
wholesome beliefs and attitudes that do serve you.
Day by day the old stories can be released and you can enjoy your
life in freedom. The power is in the now, and the mere fact that
you truly desire to let the past stories go will give you the power
to make it happen.
You are blessed in this moment, so accept this new, fresh, pristine
moment and allow the power of now to take over your life. If there
is some story in your life that still troubles you, hold an imaginary
campfire with the people involved, and let the younger you and then
the present you speak to them from the pain, and let them respond
to you. Continue until everything has been said from both sides.
Then come to a place of forgiveness from the bottom of your heart.
Not condoning what happened of course, but forgiving the people
Should you need any further help with shifting
old stories, please contact me as a full
Journey Process on it will enable you to free yourself from any
Brandon Bays and her husband Kevin Billett have
designed 44 inspiring Journey Cards that are “filled with
profound contemplations … that invite you into a direct experience
of your own enlightened awareness”. I am featuring one in
each newsletter, and this quarter it is "Soaring".
"What will you do when you can do anything?
How will you soar?."
If you wish to purchase a set of The Journey Cards
please contact me, as I have them in stock - only $35 so great value.
I also have all of The Journey books available for purchase.
Past Issues of Life Magic Newsletter
Past issues of this Newsletter are available on the Life
Magic website if you would like to refer to them.
To experience a Journey Process now, and so assist
any healing you need in your life, please contact Alan Dawe
on (09) 533-7210 or at
Questions are always welcome!
Magic Healing Centre
37 Moore Street (Cnr Fencible Drive)
PO Box 51-460, Pakuranga, Auckland,
on (09) 533-7210