This week’s show is with my third-time guest, the amazing James Tripp, an internationally recognised and respected educator, consultant and coach in the fields of personal transformation, hypnosis, influential communication and personal efficacy. Working from an eclectic background including philosophy, music, mentalism, martial arts, movement culture and NLP, James is also the developer of the critically acclaimed Hypnosis Without Trance approach to hypnosis.
Beyond his work with private clients, James runs open workshops internationally, with his London and UK based workshops typically drawing students from around the world.
In today’s show we spoke about being at cause with our beliefs. As we grow in our understanding and experience of the power of different beliefs… whether that be religious, spiritual or any other kind… we can move past the dogma and begin to choose in and out of empowering whatever belief will create the rich, juicy and useful experience we want, moment to moment.
You’ll hear that this is a particularly timely conversation for me – I love the invitation that James is making and it’s one that I’m increasingly playing with myself.
I’d love to know what YOU think about this week’s show. Let’s carry on the conversation… please leave a comment below.
What you’ll learn from this episode:
- Reality tunnels (which is Timothy Leary’s term) are specific ways that we’re making sense of things. They focus us in a particular direction and everything outside of the tunnel gets excluded. They’re useful – they often have positive effects but they can also be limiting. They also tend to make us fall into the ‘truth trap’ – we can go around proclaiming “I’ve found the Truth! How I see it is is how it is” vs the probably more accurate “How I see it is is how I see it.”
- When we move from being fixated on believing we’ve discovered the one real Truth, we can become model agnostic… we see that there may not be a model that provides fundamental truth but that doesn’t mean we can’t play with possibilities and experiences that are on offer.
- I love how James likens to method acting, an actor doesn’t have to believe he or she is literally the character but they can be enough at cause with their belief in them being the character that they can experience the world as if they are the character. Similarly we can choose to be at cause with our beliefs in a certain way of making sense of the world and for that time we can experience the benefits of that particular reality tunnel.
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Thank you for listening!
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Lian & Jonathan