Week 17 Luc – The Permission

Everybody knows the statement « To change the World, change Yourself. » And this is probably one of the most intriguing question for most people : « How could I do this ?! » For most people the World is what it is, and one must adapt or die. But, as you know, the reality is reversed : we adapt or the World dies. Strange isn’t it ? This is because the World Within is the only driving force that exists. The World Without, or « the World » as one calls it, is but a pale representation of the infinite potential that lies inside of each human being. Therefore, supposing that each human being, from now on, concentrates on just one of his/her inner greatest qualities with enough intensity as to make it visible and perceptible by the other people. He/she then starts to radiate that quality around him/her. Let say that quality is Kindness. Of course, it could also be Joy, Happiness, Health, Wealth, Vision, Focus, or any of the virtues on the Franklin Makeover index card. Like in a ripple effect, other people are then touched by this wave of Kindness and start to manifest it too. They also create in them a sort of relief of the tension with respect to Kindness, which liberates some energy allowing them to now better concentrate on one of their own best qualities – let say Joy. They start to radiate Joy around them with increasing intensity, creating more relief, touching and allowing more people to free themselves… It’s easy to see that just a few people are enough to initiate a large movement, starting to send waves of...

Week 17 Françoise – A Story

Some progressive patterns of my life: Home, work, home, children, husband, parents, friends, holidays, sport…. I am trapped,  going round in a circle: Suddenly, a breach:   Three choices: Everything breaks The circle becomes a spiral Openness to life that leads to the increasing transformation. In this case, it is impossible to turn back to close the circle and live again in a closed cycle of life. I made the choice to live happy and healthy, YES Believe in Life; there is always a solution....

Week 16 – Spiral of Kindness / Spirale de gentillesse

I imagine a small ball of energy which is developing in space, who begins to vibrate as the energy is strong, who continues to develop itself into a spiral that grows, grows, grows, out of sight. Everyone knows that the spiral is the origin of life and of the cosmos. The spiral is alive, vital and vitalizing by definition. Movement of kindness that we see in others, as we report it in the forum of Mark J, reminds me a power of kindness spiral: vital, growing, vibrant, invigorating, energizing. The more we note our experiences of kindness, the more we will increase the spiral and her vitality. This spiral of kindness will grow up to explosion and will form many little spirals of kindness that will in turn grow and develop on our planet and beyond. So could become the world of our children, our grandchildren and all our descendants if we all become aware of the imminent importance of this movement. Mark, thank you for this initiative, and this enthusiasm to create this spiral of universal love . Françoise J’imagine une petite boule d’énergie qui se développe dans l’espace, qui commence à vibrer tant l’énergie est forte, qui se développe en une spirale qui grandit , grandit, grandit, à perte de vue. Chacun sait que la spirale est à l’origine de la vie et du cosmos. La spirale est vivante, vivifiante et vitale, par définition. Les marques de gentillesse que nous observons chez les autres, que nous relatons dans le forum de Mark J, me font penser à une spirale d’énergie de gentillesse : vitale, en croissance, vivante,...

Week 16: Be Kind. Be Real.

Hello my friends ! Are you under massive attack of kindness this week? Well yes, there is massive kindness around us, but the word ‘attack’ doesn’t feel very kind, does it? So let say a massive emittance of kindness, which radiates its soft power like a mesmerizing perfume. Mmmmmhhh, that’s good! That is probably how it felt to me when I was a kid, but after a certain age, I forgot that feeling. Let me explain. When I was a little boy, I heard people saying all the time « Luc is a kind boy, ooooh, he’s so kind, etc. » You see what I mean 🙂 Sometime after age 25, I started feeling a sort of embarrassment or faintness when I heard this from a friend – or even worth, from a stranger. What was happening ? I was looking at these « big guys », « red » characters, big heros who knew it all and were – according to my new believes of that time – very successful. And then I started to operate a conscious and deliberate shift in my behavior. I wanted to look like these « big guys » and I didn’t want to look kind anymore. I remember vividly a little episode when that shift operated in my mind. It was in my first neighborhood, just after I got married : the street was too narrow for two cars, so when two drivers came face to face, one of them had to give way to the other. So when someone gave me the way, I used to thank them with my hand and a big smile. Then my new conditioning told me one...

Week 15 : We Are Enough!

A few days ago, a new distributor – let’s call her Barbara – shared an experience that brought me a great insight. Here is what happened. While leading a « 10 minute coffee » with Barbara (for non-MLMers, this is a short friendly conversation with a prospect to discover their needs and wants), her prospect – say Sophie was her name – revealed to us that she would like to retrieve a nice circle of friends and relationships in her life. Sophie was an artist and had recently divorced from a diplomat; she felt quite alone as she didn’t want to continue gathering with her old circle of relations, because she found the conversations futile and interestless. She also expressed her desire to strengthen her financial situation. We had thus a perfect case for an invitation to a business opportunity presentation, a Hero’s journey in gestation! Unfortunately, during the 45 minute meeting, Sophie was not only showing an evident lack of interest, but she also raised multiple times her eyes to heaven, in front of her increasingly embarrassed friend. Barbara didn’t sleep that night! She felt so guilty to have brought her friend Sophie in this « terrible experience »! The next morning, she nearly called Sophie to apologize, but fortunately she didn’t. She had sufficient self awareness to realize that she was « not guilty » and that the behavior of Sophie was not of her concern. Sophie’s desire for change was just not strong enough to surmount her prejudices against « an artist doing a sales business for a living.» When Barbara told me about her « white night » experience, she said something that hit...