Author: arete2014

Now I Know

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044                                                                                                            21 June 2017

MY KNOWING

We are all here to live every situation you can imagine, good or bad; right or wrong; positive or negative. Why? So we can learn from the experience as part of the adventure of life.  Murray Kibblewhite

CASE STUDY – THERE ARE NO COINCIDENCES

In the “10th Insight” by James Redfield and Carol Adrienne in the last chapter, “Holding the Vision” page 324 they quote Elizabeth Jenkins who said:-

“This is how I receive messages and keep going forward,” said Jenkins. “I was following the symbols that had the energy for me. That led me to the next point in my story. I then knew what I had to do. I was able to go to the next people I had to meet. The literal meaning of something doesn’t matter as much as seeing the signs and symbols as messages. You flow with the energy pattern. The form is unimportant and shouldn’t take precedence over the energy flow.”

Recently I experienced this situation for myself when I interviewed eight clients over two successive days, who I was to help them prepare their Business Plans.

At this stage of my business life, I could feel important changes were likely to happen so I was mentally prepared for an increase in business activity. The issue for me was my ability to handle the extra workload.

For years I had always had a Personal Assistant to help me and now I sensed I would need help again.

Therefore, with this mindset, I was very interested when one of my new clients had been the PA for the CEO of a major Local Government organisation and had left to start up her own business offering mobile beauty services.

Could she also offer mobile Secretarial Services as well?

Today we met for the second time over a coffee and she said, ‘Yes I can help you!”

Is this coincidence or like attracted like?

Learnings

My learning was to flow with the energy pattern and be ready for opportunities that arose.

Likewise, her learning was to be aware of opportunities as they appeared and take them rather than investigate, be critical of and dismiss the event.

All life’s experiences are opportunities to learn. The challenge is to decide, what are the real lessons to be learnt?

 

 

Now I Know

 

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042                                                                                                                      11 June 2017

MY KNOWING

We are all here to live every situation you can imagine, good or bad; right or wrong; positive or negative. Why? So we can learn from the experience as part of the adventure of life.  Murray Kibblewhite

CASE STUDY – HOW YOGA HELPED ME?

This morning I left at 9.00am so I could arrive on time at the home of my new instructor. I was going to my second Yoga Class after being infatuated with the first class the previous weekend. There I was one of about 50 in a large hall. Now I was to be in a small class of 6 held in the instructor’s home.

After driving for 20 minutes, I arrived at her home in the Western Suburbs. I arrived before her so after she arrived I re-parked my vehicle I went upstairs where she had a wonderful view over the Manukau Harbour in Auckland, New Zealand.

Then she advised me the class had been cancelled because she was not feeling well and coughing As well, her young son had had a bout of asthma. But she invited me to stay for a short time.

So I took out of my shoulder bag a copy of the book “The Body is the Barometer of the Soul” written by Annette Noontil and checked what was said about coughing.

The explanation for experiencing coughing was “You want to get rid of the emotions of not being your own master.” Hearing this explanation she said that after her meeting with me she was going to a supervised meeting with her ex-partner to discuss access to their two children.

It seemed there were several issues to be resolved which had been causing her concern.  I advised her to practise her yoga and meditation so as to keep calm and centred.

So I left after doing the calming rather than being calm! Next week the roles will be reversed and she will become the teacher.

Learnings

Not all good intentions can succeed. Sometimes external factors intervene and upset or delay the way forward.

For me, the experience was to be flexible and adaptable.

For her, the learning was not to allow herself to become anxious and worried and live in the present and trust in God.

Once again the learning is patience, perseverance and awareness.

All life’s experiences are opportunities to learn. The challenge is to decide, what are the real lessons to be learnt?

 

Now I Know

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040                                                                                                                       02 June 2017

 MY KNOWING

We are all here to live every situation you can imagine, good or bad; right or wrong; positive or negative. Why? So we can learn from the experience as part of the adventure of life.  Murray Kibblewhite

CASE STUDY – WHY CHALLENGE THE SYSTEM?

Today I was handed written evaluations of three Business Plans I had helped prepare. All three applicants had prepared substantial plans but were not approved for grants from the NZ Government

I read through the three evaluations and the overall impression was, that while a considerable amount of work had gone into each plan, all over 60 pages in length, the Vetter had been extremely critical. However, the Vetter’s evaluation was acted on by two Government employees with little business experience. It seemed these two people with the authority to approve, were not prepared to approve the grants as they were scared of making a mistake. In other words, the applicant was “guilty until proven innocent?”

Where was the recognition of the applicant for the training, experience and considerable work put into preparing the Business Plan? What can we do?

My recommendation to my employer was for them to employ an independent assessor to review the three Business Plans and the three separate evaluations to see if they agreed or disagreed with the declinatures. These independent findings would then be presented to the NZ Government seeking a review of the applications.

Yesterday I received another letter from a different NZ Government Department regarding a complaint I had lodged some months ago on behalf of a friend. He was suffering as he had lost the sight in his Right eye three years previously due to a botched cataract operation. That was not all, as he suffered intense pain and headaches from the injections in his Left eye where he had AMD (Aging Macular Degeneration).These factors had increased his stress levels so he now had shingles as well! It seemed he is allergic to the injections.

The pathway for his complaint against the local Health Board is likely to be tortuous and complex. The established system for making complaints did not include a one-on-one interview which is what my friend wanted so as to clarify any possible miss-understandings in the vast amount of written material we had submitted with our complaint.

My friend, at this time, chose not to employ an independent specialist at his own cost and will wait the findings of the independent investigator provided by the Government Department. So what to do?

Learnings

In both the above cases of complaint there are complex systems to follow, which are probably designed to dissuade the complainant continuing.

However, in both cases the learning is the same – accept your Destiny, stand up for your Rights and like when dealing with a “bully”- Challenge him!

All life’s experiences are opportunities to learn. The challenge is to decide, what are the real lessons to be learnt?