February 4th, 2008
Everyone wants to improve his or her life in some way. You wouldn’t be reading this blog, or be involved with Centerpointe in other ways (Holosync, my online courses, and so forth), if you didn’t want to improve your life–and if you didn’t think that what I offer might help.
I have one very potent resource that I don’t talk about very much. From a business standpoint it isn’t a big money-maker, and it occupies just 10 days of my time each year. This resource gives you, though, the greatest amount of personal contact with me, and–based on the feedback we get from those who take advantage of it–the fastest, deepest, and greatest amount of change.
So let me ask…if you really could get 6 months of growth in just 5 days, would that interest you? What if you could pack so much insight and so many personal ah-ha’s into a few days that you experienced a huge breakthrough? And, as a result of these insights and ah-ha’s, you really did experience a significant positive change in your life?
This is exactly what happens at Centerpointe retreats. In fact, quite a few people, at the end, tell us that they experienced not six months of growth, but six YEARS. So, because a number of people have asked me lately about Centerpointe retreats and what happens at them, I thought I’d tell you about them.
Besides all the other benefits people get, these retreats are a great way for me to meet you in person (and, for you to meet me–and a pretty amazing staff of internationally known teachers I’ve assembled), so I can work with you in person. And, you also get to meet a lot of other people who are using Holosync and deeply interested in their own growth, and you’re very likely to become life-long friends with several of these people.
At any rate, our next retreat is April 8-14, at the gorgeous Glen Ivy Hotsprings and Spa. Usually by a couple of months before the retreat we have it filled, often with a waiting list, or at worst have only one or two spots left. This time, however, we have several spots open because (I now realize) a lot of people decided to attend a retreat based on what I wrote about them in our now-defunct newsletter, Mind Chatter.
So if you’d like to experience a real breakthrough about yourself, how you create your life, who you really are, what it’s all about, and a lot more, or finally resolve an ongoing problem or challenge–or just want to take your life to the next level–this next retreat might just be the place where it can happen for you.
One thing that contributes to the huge shifts people have at these retreats is how safe people feel. Most people, on the first evening, look around at all the other “strangers” and feel their normal protective walls and insecurities. But within another 24 hours they begin to feel something many of us have never experienced: a feeling of complete emotional safety, and a real connection with the other people, a feeling of deep rapport. “These people are, in many ways, just like me, and I can trust them.”
As a result, people open up and show others who they really are. No one has to do this if they don’t want to, but I’ve discovered that almost everyone secretly wishes they could. When you get in a situation where you really can, it’s a huge relief. Until you get in a situation where you really can be yourself, you don’t realize how much energy you spend hiding the real you from others, presenting yourself in a certain way, and being concerned with what others see and think. The stress of doing this is enormous, but we’re so used to doing it we don’t notice how much effort we put into it. No wonder a lot of people feel exhausted a great deal of the time.
At a Centerpointe retreat, you can be yourself, and I can’t tell you how good it feels to do this, AND be completely accepted for it. It’s an experience few people have had, and somehow we’ve figured out a way to help you have that experience. And, this business about showing who you really are is contageous. Once one person does a little bit of it, someone else feels safer doing it, and pretty soon there’s this collective sigh of relief and everyone is saying, “Wow. I can just be ME–and, everyone accepts that real me.”
So that’s one reason to come. If that was all that happened it would be a great reason for coming to a retreat, but there is a lot more.
Of course we listen to a lot of very powerful Holosync at the retreats–several hours a day. Becauase you’re in a group setting, we can get away with listening to some pretty potent stuff (special soundtracks I’ve created just for the retreats). If you listened to the same Holosync by yourself at home for three hours a day and it would be too much, but in the group environment, it’s possible. This ability to go really deep in your meditation is another reason why people have huge breakthroughs at these retreats, and many people come mostly because of the Holosync.
Then there’s all the information I share with you. Every morning I talk to you, sharing what I think will help you see yourself and your situation in a new way, one that will help you more effectively navigate your life. Based on the evaluations people give us, most people find this information very entertaining, practical, and insightful, and a lot of ah-ha’s happen. Plus, there’s a lot of room for you to ask questions, and some of the best learning comes from the questions I’m asked.
And, since I’m also into something new, the retreats are one of the main places I share the new ideas rattling around in my head. You’ve probably heard CDs of some of my talks at past retreats, but each retreat is different, and I never know exactly what I’ll share until I open my mouth and start talking. It depends on you. And, there’s something different about being there in person.
You’ll also learn from some very innovative experiential processes led by some of the other superstars on my staff. If you’ve been reading this blog for long, you know that I see the growth process of one in which you are immersed in something–some way of seeing yourself, some way of thinking, some way of making sense of things.
Sometimes this way of seeing yourself and the world gets to a point where it doesn’t work very well anymore, usually because your environment and your ways of dealing with it don’t mesh any more. Something changes, but you keep dealing with things in the same way. Sometimes this old way is left over from childhood, and hasn’t worked for years, but you are so immersed in it, so unconscious about it, that you don’t see how you’re messing yourself up.
The processes we’ve created are designed to put you in fun little situations where you see these things in a new way or notice things about yourself you’d never noticed before. These insights allow you to move from being immersed, from being unconscious about whatever it is, to suddenly seeing what you’re doing–and how it’s leading to certain outcomes (including how you feel from moment to moment) that you don’t like and don’t want.
You move from being it (whatever it is) to having it, which means that you finally have control over it. It becomes a choice. Believe me, this creates huge shifts.
And, these dumb little games and processes are FUN. Though they stretch you a bit, you’ll enjoy them.
One of the people who leads these games and processes is Dr. Beverlee Marks Taub. Dr. Bev has been my friend and colleague for over 20 years, and was involved in the creation of the original Holosync technology back in the 1980s. She helped me create the first support material, much of which we still use. She is one of the most amazing transformational therapists and coaches anywhere, with clients all over the world.
I’ve seen Dr. Bev create huges shifts in a person in one therapeutic session, even with issues that had defied treatment by other therapists and counsellors. If you need a breakthrough, she’ll be available to help you get it. And, her “games’ are one of the highlights of each retreat.
Another retreat staff “star” is Doris Laesser Stillwater. Doris is one of Europes premier transformational psychotherapists and leads retreats and workshops all over the world. She is, quite frankly, one of the most highly evolved people I know (and I know a few). When she get ahold of you, huge changes happen. You will probably fall in love with her, in the most cosmic sense of the word, as so many people have at retreats. You can sense Doris’s deep. loving compassion for you, and believe me, this has quite an effect.
Then there’s singer/songwriter/performer/comedian Michael Stillwater, a winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Michael is simply amazing. His music is a kind of delightful glue that holds the retreat together, and he is SO SO SO talented you’ll wonder why he isn’t on television or more famous in some way (he will be). I’ve never seen anyone use music so skillfully to create euphoria, tears, happiness, transcendental awareness, laughter, gratitude, and love.
Michael is able to compose songs, in the moment, that sound as if he’s been writing them for months. What’s more, he’s one of the funniest people I know. He spoofs me and Centerpointe in a way that has people rolling in the aisles. Michael has a way of helping people tap into the deepest parts of themselves with his music and his presence, and I know you’ll find him to be one of the most amazing experiences of your life (and I really mean that).
I’ll also take you through Genpo Roshi’s mind-blowing (literally!) Big Mind process, where you actually experience the transcendent state of awareness usually spoken of as enlightenment. I’m not saying you’ll be enlightened just from this process alone, but you will experience a transcending of the separate self, which is a huge achievement (and an incredible experience). It usually takes decades of meditation to have this experience, but Zen master Genpo Roshi has created this amazing shortcut, and it really works.
Not only that, in this process you also have many other insights about yourself and gain a whole new clarity about who you are and why some parts of your life have been difficult–and how to allow them to work, finally. We will visit some parts of you in the process that typically create huge shifts, where it’s possible to let go of lifetimes of shadow material.
And, there are several other truly amazing things we do at the retreats, but I don’t want this to get too long, and I have to save something as a surprise. I’ll just say that you will go home a new person.
The retreats are great for me because, first of all, I learn a lot from you and the other people. And, I get to meet you face to face and find out more about what you need and how I can better serve you (which is very useful information to me). I am always amazed at the incredible quality of the people who use Holosync, and I always feel very grateful for the people I meet at these reteats.
On the last evening we have a big celebration and concert (with Michael Stillwater as the main star), and one of the funniest “talent shows” you’ll ever see (I’m sorry you missed the singing of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy in Korean a few years ago–which actually turned out to be AMAZING). This celebration brings everything to a climax. By the end, everyone is so high, and feels so connected to everyone else that no one wants to go home.
I promise that you’ll leave a Centerpointe retreat renewed and changed. If there’s something that has been difficult for you to resolve in your life, or if you know it’s time to move to a new level in your growth, this retreat could be the turning point, as it has been for thousands of others.
So, if any of this sounds good to you, we have a few spots left in the April 8-14 retreat. If you’re interested, you’ll find all the particulars at www.centerpointe.com/retreats. I’m going to send something out by email to all Centerpointe people very soon, but I wanted to give those of you who read this blog a shot at these remaining spots first, as a way of thanking you for reading the blog. So if you want a spot, go get one right now, before I open this up to everyone and they all get snapped up.
And, very soon I’ll post my answers to various questions you’ve asked in your comments to past posts. Then, I’ll finish my series on developmental levels by discussing the highest developmental levels.
One more unrelated extra before I let you go, especially for anyone who has a business, or wants to have one. One of my good friends, Marshall Thurber, has agreed to make a very special offer to Centerpointe people, and I want to briefly tell you what it is. This would apply to anyone who wants some truly inside, cutting edge secrets about how to create a truly extraordinary 21st century business.
Marshall is a true genius, and has a huge list of accomplishments–way to many to list here. He was a friend and protege of one of the greatest geniuses of the 20th century, Buckminster Fuller. A lot of people consider Marshall to be Bucky’s successor. He was also a student and protege of the great W. Edwards Deming, best known as the architect of the “Japanese Industrial Miracle” and the main proponent of Total Quality Management. Deming was one of the top business gurus of the 20th century, and in many ways Marshall has carried on his work.
Partly from his association with these two, and in many other ways, Marshall has become one of the top business visionaries in the world. Robert Kiyosaki, of Rich Dad, Poor Dad fame, was one of Marshall’s students, and many people think that Marshall is the “Rich Dad” in the famous story. Kiyosaki taught a very famous seminar Marshall create (“Money and You”) for many years before he wrote Rich Dad, Poor Dad.
Tony Robbins was also one of Marshall’s students. I’m one of Marshall’s students. Ben Cohen of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream was one of Marshall’s students. So are Harv Eker (Millionaire Mind) and Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul)–and many other well-known and very successful people (I met Stephen M.R. Covey at one of Marshall’s seminars).
I’m sure you get my point: Marshall is a super-teacher and a legend who has taught many other well-known and very successful people.
At any rate, Marshall teaches a two and a half-day seminar called Success Secrets of the 21st Century. I’ve been to this seminar (three or four times, as a matter of fact), and I thought it was so powerful that as a result Marshall and I became business partners for a while and I helped him get thousands of people into this seminar. Success Secrets of the 21st Century contains some of the newest, more creative, most cutting-edge ideas about how to run a business today–whether it’s big or small–that I’ve ever seen.
Plus, Marshall is world-famous for the way he teaches and presents, too. He creates an experience you will never forget, I promise, using games and stunts and cutting-edge “superlearning” methods, and several other innovative and interesting methods you may have never seen, but will love. These methods are designed to allow you to walk away will ALL the information Marshall shares with you, so you can go out and use it right away.
This seminar is regularly $1500.00 (and worth a lot more), but right now, for this one seminar on February 7-9, you can go for half price–just $750. Considering what you’ll get, and how much Marshall will change the way you look at business, this is a huge bargain. For more information, and to register, go to www.positivedeviantnetwork.com/ss21_website
And, don’t forget about the Centerpointe retreat! Come! I want to meet you!
Until next time, be well.