On Thursday 8th December at 7.00 pm we have our first ever Do Something! Tour evening in Thornbury, Gloucestershire. As always people want to know what the Do Something! Tour is about, and that answer is quite easy. The Tour is about encouraging people to change their lives by changing the way they think. What isn't so easy is telling you what each event will be about, we just can't do that because you're all different.
There are lists of famous people who have believed in the concept of your thoughts being the one and only thing that create your reality. Sir Winston Churchill, Leonardo Da Vinci, Michaelangelo; to name but a few. If you read the book "The Secret" or buy the DVD you will see many, many names you will recognise who all have two things in common - they believed in the power of their own minds and they were hugely successful.
My personal favourite is the Emperor Marcus Aurelius (1st Century AD) "Your life is what your thoughts make it", and he should know because he was a Roman soldier who became Emperor.
If we accept that these successful people are correct and our lives can be significantly influenced by our thoughts, then it becomes extremely important to take our thoughts into consideration when we're working to change our lives.
Think for a moment. How many people have you known who have made big changes in their lives and somehow landed back in a very similar position, if not almost exactly the same. "How did she/he fall for someone so similar?" you will have asked. Or "you can't POSSIBLY be as miserable in this job?" Shall I go on?
This happens when you don't change your approach to life, when you don't change your beliefs, and when you don't embrace every possibility that's hidden within your unique and complex personality. It's more often than not caused by believing what other people have said about you in the past, not just your parents but everyone you've ever come across. Most annoyingly you will probably have accepted limitations placed on you that were never your beliefs in the first place, and all this happened when you were too young to sift the information, give it due consideration, and then consign it to the Recycle Bin of life.
This is exactly what Nicky and I are out there trying to change - the thoughts you're thinking that are creating your current reality. You see, we don't believe in the limitations of the past. We don't believe that anyone can tell you who or what you are. We even view our weaknesses as strengths because we identify them and then try to put them to good use.
We DO believe that every person we meet is full of untapped potential, not just to create a happy, vibrant, wealthy and peaceful life, but to live the life of their dreams with no limits.
Most importantly we believe that all change can be achieved gently, that there is no need for vast upheaval and truckloads of anger. You won't need to quit your job, sell your children, file for divorce, disown your parents, or dress in pink and live in a Yurt. You can make huge changes in your life, gently, kindly, and at your own pace.
We also KNOW something very important, everyone has intuition and no one should ignore it. Many people we meet would agree, but they have no idea how intuitive they are, how accurate they are, or how to tap into that potential. Nor have they ever explored their inner truth without being afraid that the world will stop and everyone will fall off if they dare to mention their dreams in public.
Imagine if Martin Luther King had never mentioned his dream? Where would India be today if Gandhi had said "who me?", it might have taken years of bloodshed rather than (mainly) non-violent resistance to gain independence for India. As part of our work we encourage you to access and trust your own intuition, and recognise your inner truth, then work towards it at your own pace and in your own way.
These are some of the things we are trying to achieve with the "Do Something Tour". We've only done one event so far but we are told that at least three lives have changed because of it. (Those people are our heroes.)
So what will happen if you come to Thornbury on Thursday, or Zion in Bedminster Down in January, or Covent Garden in March? The truth is we don't know.
We know that there will be talking and questions and inspiration, because we have an enormous portfolio of ideas, exercises, meditations, thoughts, stories and giggles, all of it in our heads, and only useful if we can do the one unique thing that makes us...us. Tune into the room and intuit what is needed on that night.
You see, you are all individuals and each person has specific needs, whether or not they're aware of those needs. Not everything we say will mean something to you personally, but something will strike a note somewhere in your mind and be stored for future reference. Not only that, one of your family or friends might be in trouble at sometime in the future and you'll find that your mind will run a search pattern and up from somewhere will pop something really useful. You might not even remember where you heard it, but that doesn't matter as long as it helps at the time.
So come along and join us for an evening of fun and inspiration, stories and giggles, and yes it's true - we are the ones who bring chocolate with us (and non chocolate items for those who don't eat chocolate).
Wishing you happy days, peaceful nights and bucket loads of useful inspiration