In my consulting practice: supplying the missing factors
by Jon Rappoport
February 12, 2016
(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Exit From The Matrix, click here.)
My work with private clients goes back a long way—to the 1970s. The lessons I’ve learned explain a few missing factors.
First of all, if individual progress consisted of nothing more than setting a goal, forming a plan to achieve the goal, and executing the steps of the plan, people would be succeeding like gangbusters all over the place.
However, setting a goal that reflects a deep, deep desire doesn’t happen with a snap of the fingers. Often, the desire is buried. It’s been rejected for years. It’s down there in the file marked Dreams Not Possible.
Second, the nature and quality of dialogue between consultant and client (or any two people) can’t be reduced to a formula or a system. Dialogue, the give and take, should be spontaneous. Alive. Real. In the moment. That’s where the insights are. Sometimes, the client is already enmeshed in a formula or a system that isn’t working. That’s the problem. A breakthrough isn’t going to happen by imposing “a better formula.”
After working several months with a client, he told me: “What sprung me loose was something I never told you about. It just happened while we were talking. It hit me. Then everything changed.”
The thing is, that’s to be expected. That’s what dialogue does, when it’s alive.
Then there is imagination. This is the key of keys. The magic. If a person sees he can use it and live inside it, he’ll come up with answers and solutions on his own that he never dreamed of. He becomes the artist of his own future. This isn’t the result of a system, either. It isn’t a straight-line A to B to C proposition.
The most persistent roadblock to a breakthrough is: a person has some “negative situation or feeling” he embraces. He’s been embracing it for a long time. At some level, he wants it, even though he knows it’s holding him back. It’s more comfortable than the unknown. Only he can drop it by the side of the road and move forward. Inevitably, this negative is wrapped up in an assumption that he is “just another person” living in this world “trying to get ahead.” From that perspective, nothing can change. It’s a set-up, a con job, self- imposed. It’s like saying, “In order to break through, I, a small person, have to move that huge rock. I don’t see how I can do it.”
This is where imagination enters. This isn’t a matter of changing beliefs or “adopting a new belief system.” Those would be mechanical actions, resulting in diminishing returns.
Imagination changes the “small-person big-rock” conception. It opens new doors and windows. It shines light on possibilities and spaces that were never there before.
In my experience, nothing is more bracing and fortifying than imagining something new and then achieving it and making it into fact in the world. That suggests a whole new approach to life.
It’s far more satisfying and thrilling than using a self-imposed roadblock to stay in the same place. Experiencing imagination-into-reality is reason enough to discard the roadblock.
Goals, plans, steps, executing the steps? Yes, of course. But that comes after what I’m talking about here.
Each one of us is waiting for the moment when we revolutionize our lives by opting for imagination. The waiting is over when we take the plunge.
Why not now?
The great dreams we once dreamed are still woven into our imaginations.
The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.