- they actually have something to offer that is valuable… or had at some point.
- they never had anything to offer, they are pretenders, fake, marketeers
I will address only the first group throughout this article… why bother writing about the ones that have nothing and had nothing… ever.
Now, if you had something of value to offer: why would you live in hell? Especially if the “product” you sell is how to happy, how to be prosperous, how to be connected, well, blah blah blah.
Good question, isn’t it? After all if what you have work, then just use it on yourself, and voila, you’ll be well.
Simple, elegant, and irrelevant.
Why? Because all of these “gurus” have just a little corner, a little part of the truth, just like the five blind men and the elephant… but, you see, unless you have a near truthful picture of the whole, then your part can work…
In architecture school we learned to draw. Freehand drawing. They set up blocks, models, streets… and you were supposed to create a drawing or a painting of the same, proportionately and accurately. We weren’t trained to be Picasso’s, but in order to let a client see the building before it’s built, you need to be able to create a truthful and pleasing picture of it, including people, trees, and such.
Most of the instructors were artists. My favorite was a painter.
He said: go back and forth between seeing the whole picture and the detail… often and fast.
It was the best coaching I have ever gotten, for life. Not just drawing, but from my spiritual quest, relationships, business, life.
What is the issue? People in general live inside an assumed context (the big picture) and they never check if their view of that is accurate. The assume it is true, and then deal with the particulars, the details, the minutiae.
99.99% of the time the assumptions are wrong, and therefore no matter how accurate the detail is, the whole thing is distorted, or inaccurate.
- The manager gets a memo: put a big welcome banner on the wall on the south side.
The manager knows which is the south side, and assumes that the wall in question is wall A.
He orders a crew to haul out big expandable ladders and set up the welcome banner.
Turns out the other south side wall was the correct target. Our manager wasted resources, etc… he never clarified which south side wall was to be decorated.
- The student sits in the studio and stares at the model. The model is sitting on a high stool, her long hair covers her naked body.
The student starts drawing… he is fascinated with the hair that half-covers the face of the model. After two hours of painstaking work it turns out that the proportion of the face is totally off: he needs to start from scratch again… and throw away the drawing.
- You go home. Your wife didn’t make dinner, instead left a note: “please find something to eat, I had to go take care of something.” You grumble, you curse, you know that she went to do something that she should not have.
She comes home, tries to tell you something, but you treat her with the silent treatment.
After the divorce you find out that she went to the doctor and found out she had cancer… too late. The guilt is killing you.
- You are advertising your business. Suddenly your ad stops working. You run and change your ad… Turns out that the ad never works during certain times… like the big winter storms, or when people need to pay their mortgage… but you will never know, you will never think, you will never pay attention to the big picture.
- You are a photographer. You are a good photographer. You are selling packages of pictures, but everyone says that they are too expensive. So you lower your prices, grudgingly. It never occurs to you that you have been selling pictures in a world where everyone has cameras. It never occurs to you that you should be selling memories, beauty, something to leave behind for yourself when you are old, or for your loved ones… Those have more value than just “pictures.” You stop taking pictures. You cry: your passion is squashed… how can life be so cruel? 1
Now, the same thing in the context of “gurus” is just as harmful. For example, let’s look at abundance.
One of the mandatory requirements of a “guru” is to be financially successful. To make money so you believe that you can be too, if you follow their teachings.
But there is a wholistic way to be financially successful, and a detail way to be financially successful.
The other name for the Effortless Abundance Activator should be Wholistic Abundance Activator.
Why? Because one of the actions you can expect when you use it is to be able to take your nose away from the grindstone, breathe freely and look at the big picture.
- nothing is urgent
- nothing is an emergency
- there is nothing to fix
- there is no place to go
- there is no place better than here
- there is no time better than now
And standing in front of the whole canvas, you may be able to see the one or two things that you CAN do (not should!) to make the here and now even better, and you have the energy to do it.
Whatever you’ll see when you look at the big picture, from that place is the right thing to attend to. Read a book, take a course, write a sales letter, get a coaching session, sit down and practice your guitar… yeah, the thing you have been resisting forever.
But inside that context of nothing wrong, there is no resistance.
If “gurus” could authentically be in that place, they would be able to see where and what part of the big picture they have assuming to be correct, and get busy finding out what’s the truth.
My methodology is wholistic: exactly what I learned from the teacher some 45 years ago. Timeless wisdom. It’s been the secret of my vibration: I never went astray for long, I never not looked at the big picture every few minutes or so.
Now, with this new activator, I have found that I could make the biggest difference if I offered it to “gurus”.
I am offering a free copy of the Wholistic Effortless Abundance Audio to any “guru,” teacher, psychic, coach, etc. that has an internet presence.
The ones that take it will start to feel better and free-er… and will be able to help you more. After all you need all kinds of people in your life… not just me.
Please let me know if you are willing to help. Do it through the comments so it doesn’t get lost in the billion emails I get daily.
I intentionally used examples that are not guru material.
- Legend has it that Pablo Picasso was sketching in the park when a bold woman approached him.
“It’s you — Picasso, the great artist! Oh, you must sketch my portrait! I insist.”
So Picasso agreed to sketch her. After studying her for a moment, he used a single pencil stroke to create her portrait. He handed the women his work of art.
“It’s perfect!” she gushed. “You managed to capture my essence with one stroke, in one moment. Thank you! How much do I owe you?”
“Five thousand dollars,” the artist replied.
“B-b-but, what?” the woman sputtered. “How could you want so much money for this picture? It only took you a second to draw it!”