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Many people nonchalantly tends to consistently refer to the both a mindset change and paradigm shift as something that just happens, casually, quickly and effortlessly. The one day we are still caught up in our "old beingness", and the next - due to the miraculous powers of the SHIFT - we "wake-up" a new human being with a new and brighter future. This is a very popular, naive interpretation and superficial point of view, because to truly SHIFT our mindset or a paradigm is a very difficult, scary and lonesome process.

Things just doesn't change overnight and it takes time, effort, dedication and plenty of persistence to efficiently make THE SHIFT or truly complete the "big squeeze". This aspect can be debated for hours, but the following piece - written by a client of mine - actually depicts quite well the struggle, inner turmoil, uncertainty and confusion that normally accompanies a mindset or paradigm shift. This is how he describes it...

On a recent walk with our dog in a local forest we were surprised to see that the forestry commission had been busy harvesting wood. Having walked in the forest for many years we knew the paths exceptionally well, but we were amazed at how the whole vista had changed with the felling of the trees.

One particular path was dramatically changed, as it was once a dark path, enclosed on both sides by imposing trees. Now there was light and space and you could see beyond the trees into the beauty of the surrounding countryside.

As I walked along this path I started to feel a little nervous about where I was going. The scene had changed so much that I felt disorientated and questioned whether or not I was actually on the right path.

It made me think of the times when the Creator did a deep work in my life and I felt as though I no longer knew who I was, where I was, or where I was heading. Yet this feeling, however disorientating or scary, was a result of light coming into the places where there was no light before. The sense of disorientation was real. It was as though the whole scene of life had changed. It opened up new views and perspectives; it made the walking easier and safer; it meant that I could walk with the security and freedom of knowing that there were good things beyond where I was at the moment.

The danger is that the initial sense of unease in the forest could have caused us to turn round and return to where we came from. It’s easy to think that the unknown way is too scary to travel along and this fear could prevent us from moving forward. As I walked along the path I looked for familiar landmarks that would mean I was on the right path even if the whole outlook was new to me.

When the Creator brings us through healing, we don’t change who we are or where we are at, in our time-limited journey. He opens up new possibilities, hope and freedom. We’ll still remember the old landmarks but now there’s much more to our life. So don’t choose the safety of what’s familiar, even though it’s darkness, but persevere and walk along the pathway of life in light, freedom and with hope.

The above depiction of a "shift" isn't that serious and very few people will actually regard it as a crisis. But... don't be fooled! In a seemingly "innocent" event, the real crisis is looming. When we experience a trauma (i.e. a major stressful incident, e.g. in the top 10 of the stress barometer) we normally take deliberate steps to deal with the situation as best we could, and also receive plenty of support from other people. Although a trauma disrupts our present comfort zone quite extensively - which in turn generates plenty of stress - it doesn't - generally speaking - always impact (either positively or negatively) on our existing believe system... it merely tends to change our attitude and views of that particular incident experienced. Thus, although a trauma experienced, is regarded by most people as normally resulting in a paradigm shift, it isn't an actual or true SHIFT... because all our original believes - accept for a few adaptations here and there - remains pretty pretty much intact.

Question When a traumatic event doesn't result in a true mindset or paradigm shift, how is it possible that everyday events - such as walking with your dog in a forest - might bring about a shift?

The little jackal trap and "growing" cognitive dissonances as a result of the dissected frog trap, African Grey syndrome, the comparison trap, incident-isolation trap and ape-on-a-chain trap; eventually culminate as a confrontation with future shock and which establishing an action model characterized by the Newton's Cradle trap. Therefore - most often - a required paradigm shift isn't instigated by traumatic events, but by normal everyday activities and situations.

Furthermore, a mindset or paradigm shift is much more that just dealing with a specific traumatic incident within a particular context, it is a Chrysalis Phase chrysalis phase (see big squeeze) that involves our "total" believe system and re-arranging of our GPS to metamorphose a new paradigm (butterfly) from an old mindset (caterpillar). Apart from the life cycle of a butterfly in combination with the big squeeze, the following set of illustrations give an idea of the paradigm SHIFT process...

Realising that something is wrong or amiss.
We feel and it dawns on us that something is "wrong" (i.e. recurring patterns and/or sabotage programs) in the context of our umwelt (i.e. dynamic system) and we start to "seek" with the intention to "discover" the one domino that consistently derail our present harmonious environmental fit.


Critical assessment of present circumstances.
The SMART thing to do - instead of resorting to mind defences - is to embark on a self-empowerment and psyche management journey - backed by a responsible and an accountable SWOT-analysis - to critically assess our present circumstances in light of our personalized vision statement, mission statement, value statement and legacy statement. Thus, to explore, monitor, evaluate and process the purpose and meaning of our present GPS in relation to changes happening, LAB-factors, circumstances and our destiny as fuelled by our dreams.


A new pattern of thinking is gradually emerging.
These understandings (i.e. being aware of) is critically questioned (i.e. criticized) and a new pattern of thinking is gradually emerging (i.e. different ways of knowing). We realistically monitor and evaluate our present action models to correct sabotage programs if and when needed. As well as to calibrate our life script on a conscious, sub-conscious and unconscious level of awareness.


A new paradigm comes into being; accompanied by remorse, inner conflicts, uncertainties, fears, confusions, feelings of helplessness, plenty of frustrations and frequently experiences of loneliness and isolation.
A new paradigm comes into beingness accompanied by remorse, inner conflicts, uncertainties, fears, confusions, feelings of helplessness, plenty of frustrations and frequently experiences of loneliness and isolation. Once such a paradigm "is in place" it becomes part of our enhanced believe system (GPS), attitude towards life (power of now, seize the moment and freedom of choice) and habit (action model) evident in our adjusted LDP, resulting CPD and implemented PLP which manifest as an accountable SDS.

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Many people nonchalantly tends to consistently refer to the both a mindset change and paradigm shift as something that just happens, casually, quickly and effortlessly. The one day we are still caught up in our "old beingness", and the next - due to the miraculous powers of the SHIFT - we "wake-up" a new human being with a new and brighter future. This is a very popular, naive interpretation and superficial point of view, because to truly SHIFT our mindset or a paradigm is a very difficult, scary and lonesome process.

Things just doesn't change overnight and it takes time, effort, dedication and plenty of persistence to efficiently make THE SHIFT or truly complete the "big squeeze". This aspect can be debated for hours, but the following piece - written by a client of mine - actually depicts quite well the struggle, inner turmoil, uncertainty and confusion that normally accompanies a mindset or paradigm shift. This is how he describes it...

On a recent walk with our dog in a local forest we were surprised to see that the forestry commission had been busy harvesting wood. Having walked in the forest for many years we knew the paths exceptionally well, but we were amazed at how the whole vista had changed with the felling of the trees.

One particular path was dramatically changed, as it was once a dark path, enclosed on both sides by imposing trees. Now there was light and space and you could see beyond the trees into the beauty of the surrounding countryside.

As I walked along this path I started to feel a little nervous about where I was going. The scene had changed so much that I felt disorientated and questioned whether or not I was actually on the right path.

It made me think of the times when the Creator did a deep work in my life and I felt as though I no longer knew who I was, where I was, or where I was heading. Yet this feeling, however disorientating or scary, was a result of light coming into the places where there was no light before. The sense of disorientation was real. It was as though the whole scene of life had changed. It opened up new views and perspectives; it made the walking easier and safer; it meant that I could walk with the security and freedom of knowing that there were good things beyond where I was at the moment.

The danger is that the initial sense of unease in the forest could have caused us to turn round and return to where we came from. It’s easy to think that the unknown way is too scary to travel along and this fear could prevent us from moving forward. As I walked along the path I looked for familiar landmarks that would mean I was on the right path even if the whole outlook was new to me.

When the Creator brings us through healing, we don’t change who we are or where we are at, in our time-limited journey. He opens up new possibilities, hope and freedom. We’ll still remember the old landmarks but now there’s much more to our life. So don’t choose the safety of what’s familiar, even though it’s darkness, but persevere and walk along the pathway of life in light, freedom and with hope.

The above depiction of a "shift" isn't that serious and very few people will actually regard it as a crisis. But... don't be fooled! In a seemingly "innocent" event, the real crisis is looming. When we experience a trauma (i.e. a major stressful incident, e.g. in the top 10 of the stress barometer) we normally take deliberate steps to deal with the situation as best we could, and also receive plenty of support from other people. Although a trauma disrupts our present comfort zone quite extensively - which in turn generates plenty of stress - it doesn't - generally speaking - always impact (either positively or negatively) on our existing believe system... it merely tends to change our attitude and views of that particular incident experienced. Thus, although a trauma experienced, is regarded by most people as normally resulting in a paradigm shift, it isn't an actual or true SHIFT... because all our original believes - accept for a few adaptations here and there - remains pretty pretty much intact.

Question When a traumatic event doesn't result in a true mindset or paradigm shift, how is it possible that everyday events - such as walking with your dog in a forest - might bring about a shift?

The little jackal trap and "growing" cognitive dissonances as a result of the dissected frog trap, African Grey syndrome, the comparison trap, incident-isolation trap and ape-on-a-chain trap; eventually culminate as a confrontation with future shock and which establishing an action model characterized by the Newton's Cradle trap. Therefore - most often - a required paradigm shift isn't instigated by traumatic events, but by normal everyday activities and situations.

Furthermore, a mindset or paradigm shift is much more that just dealing with a specific traumatic incident within a particular context, it is a Chrysalis Phase chrysalis phase (see big squeeze) that involves our "total" believe system and re-arranging of our GPS to metamorphose a new paradigm (butterfly) from an old mindset (caterpillar). Apart from the life cycle of a butterfly in combination with the big squeeze, the following set of illustrations give an idea of the paradigm SHIFT process...

Realising that something is wrong or amiss.
We feel and it dawns on us that something is "wrong" (i.e. recurring patterns and/or sabotage programs) in the context of our umwelt (i.e. dynamic system) and we start to "seek" with the intention to "discover" the one domino that consistently derail our present harmonious environmental fit.


Critical assessment of present circumstances.
The SMART thing to do - instead of resorting to mind defences - is to embark on a self-empowerment and psyche management journey - backed by a responsible and an accountable SWOT-analysis - to critically assess our present circumstances in light of our personalized vision statement, mission statement, value statement and legacy statement. Thus, to explore, monitor, evaluate and process the purpose and meaning of our present GPS in relation to changes happening, LAB-factors, circumstances and our destiny as fuelled by our dreams.


A new pattern of thinking is gradually emerging.
These understandings (i.e. being aware of) is critically questioned (i.e. criticized) and a new pattern of thinking is gradually emerging (i.e. different ways of knowing). We realistically monitor and evaluate our present action models to correct sabotage programs if and when needed. As well as to calibrate our life script on a conscious, sub-conscious and unconscious level of awareness.


A new paradigm comes into being; accompanied by remorse, inner conflicts, uncertainties, fears, confusions, feelings of helplessness, plenty of frustrations and frequently experiences of loneliness and isolation.
A new paradigm comes into beingness accompanied by remorse, inner conflicts, uncertainties, fears, confusions, feelings of helplessness, plenty of frustrations and frequently experiences of loneliness and isolation. Once such a paradigm "is in place" it becomes part of our enhanced believe system (GPS), attitude towards life (power of now, seize the moment and freedom of choice) and habit (action model) evident in our adjusted LDP, resulting CPD and implemented PLP which manifest as an accountable SDS.

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