Breakthrough!!

November 15, 2009 by
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P1003845The event of my life! (thus far!!!!) What a great few days! I have never gotten to participate in something such as what I got to experience last week. I have heard so many things about seminars and great events. I have been to many personal development seminars and this event was different. I was pushed to tears (yeah, I know… for those of you that know me, know that this is not the hardest thing to do) however… I can not express fully in words what this experience did for me. The name of the event is Breakthrough. And … “BREAKTHROUGH” is what you could say I had. This particular event had the theme “Unstoppable”.

Everything focused on how unstoppable we can be and how unstoppable we all are.

The speakers and activities were all arranged to show us we can do anything if only we put our mind to it. We heard from Sean Stephenson about how we need to get off our BUTS – and he isn’t talking about our padded behinds (necessarily!) He was referring to our excuses. He categorized our excuses into three types of excuses. The BUT excuse: but I don’t have the (fill in the blank); BUT fears: but what if I (fill in the blank); and BUT insecurities: but I’m not (fill in the blank). All different types of excuses we use to keep us from reaching our goals. Deanna Latson, who we all love, spoke about food – and living to be a centurion – the steps 1) Eat sensibly, small amounts of unrefined foods 2) Maintain strong relationships and 3) Keep your mind active. Cyntia Kersey was the next speaker and she writes books and lectures on how others have been unstoppable and how we can be unstoppable. Our next speaker (and guide for an evening event) was John Maesel – very awesome man. Very connected to the earth and FIRE.  Our next speaker was a man who definitely defined the word unstoppable: David Goggins. David spoke to us about what he has accomplished – which is really – actually – unbelievable. He as a 290 pound man who decided to start raising money for kids of fallen military personnel and he did it in a HUGE way. It was in 2005 he started (at 290 pounds) to run marathons and triathalons and other major races (he finished 5th and then 3rd in the 204 mile Badland runs) and has raised a half million dollars for the kids.

We also did things over the three day event that challenged us to move out of our comfort zones, such as breaking arrows and bending rebar with our throats. We also did The Firewalk. All of these things showed me we can do things that our minds tell us we can’t do. These things pushed me to take steps – small steps (steps that our mind tell us are impossible) – to reach a goal (breaking an arrow, bending rebar or walking across a bed of hot coals).

I love the fact that the Lifepath events welcomes kids. This is a very family oriented event. My daughter and husband were able to attend all events and some things even catered to my daughter. I love being part of something that includes what means more to me than anything – my family!

 

 

P1003853My major breakthrough for this event happened after the firewalk. I did not get across without some minor (although it did not FEEL minor the night of the event) burns. Prior to the walk we were taught that we needed to be 100% present, that we needed to know where we were, where we were going and we needed to have a plan. I found that when I walked across the coals, I left the present. After dissecting this a bit for myself I realized that I often leave the present, I lose touch with my inner self which results in me — holding me back. It keeps me from feeling comfortable in social situations, it keeps me from being able to tune into myself, which keeps me from being able to be my true authentic self. Although I have had no issues with following my intuition, I feel I am not able to call on it at will. I feel that this stems from many things in my life. I obviously chose a life to learn the lessons needed to truly break free and learn how to be myself – to find the paths that would lead me to lessons where I would be able to see the gap and then find ways to close it. At this point in time, I am not sure of my steps to take to work on this, however, possibly just realizing it may be the first steps. My work now is to find some 30 day challenges that will allow me to reach my goals which include breaking through the self image that I have created for myself!

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  1. Deb Milner on Wed, 18th Nov 2009 10:01 am
  2. Andrea,
    It was a highlite to meet you at this Breakthrough event. All of the transformational speakers and the exercises we engaged in to learn to over come limiting beliefs were really eye and heart opening. We all left that beautiful place with expanded dreams and goals. I look forward to seeing you at the Fiji event in April. Keep sharing and moving forward, dear~

    Deb Milner in Kansas City

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