MASTER COACH TRAINING
Module #2. The Scope of Radical Living
Video One. What Is a Radical Living Lifestyle?
We took a look at this concept in Part One, so let’s begin by recapping some of what we said then about Radical Living. Then we can put a bit more flesh on the bones, so we get a stronger and more rounded sense of what it means to live this way.
I pointed out in Part One that Radical Living carries more or less the same meaning as conscious living, but since Radical Living connects us to the idea that it is firmly grounded in the philosophy and practice of Radical Forgiveness, we prefer to use the term Radical Living.
Also, that while it contains all 4 strategies for Radical Living, it is not a strategy in itself. Rather it is a way of living in which we use the 4 strategies as our way to deal with life on a daily basis according to the principles contained in each strategy as well as to raise and consistently retain a high vibration no matter what is
For example, whenever we begin to experience ourselves as a victim, we use Radical Forgiveness to break free from that kind of consciousness by being willing to recognize the perfection in the situation just the way it is. Whenever we do things that cause us to feel guilt and shame, we are able to release ourselves from the
suffering through the use of the Radical Self-Empowerment strategy. It allows us to recognize that since there are no victims in spiritual reality, there can be no perpetrators either. We use the strategy of Radical Transformation to help heal events out there in the world, and we employ the Radical Manifestation Strategy
to create what we want to have in our lives.
But let’s be clear. It only makes sense to talk about having a Radical Living lifestyle if one is on the other side of the Awakening phase. And, let me remind you what that means because it is fundamental to the whole notion of Radical Living. But, you’ll recall, I hope, that our soul’s journey involves us experiencing a substantial portion of our life with little or no awareness of spiritual reality and unaware of our true purpose for our being here. Also, that we agreed to have spiritual amnesia during that period so we would believe that our 5-sensory, 3-dimensional reality was the one and only reality. That way we would get to experience ourselves as separate from Spirit
and everything else, the purpose for that being that we would come to know Oneness through the experience of the opposite of it which is separation. And, during this period we purposely but without conscious awareness of our doing so, create all sorts of dramas that gives us the opportunity to feel the pain of separation.
But, you’ll recall, I hope, that our soul’s journey involves us experiencing a substantial portion of our life with little or no awareness of spiritual reality and unaware of our true purpose for our being here. Also, that we agreed to have spiritual amnesia during that period so we would believe that our 5-sensory, 3-dimensional reality was the one and only reality. That way we would get to experience ourselves as separate from Spirit and everything else, the purpose for that being that we would come to know Oneness through the experience of the opposite of it which is separation. And, during this period we purposely but without conscious awareness of our doing so, create all sorts of dramas that gives us the opportunity to feel the pain of separation.
Do you remember all that? We spent virtually all of Module 3 in Part One on that story, didn’t we? If you still feel shaky on this, you might want to refer back to that module and look at the video again. It is important that you have this well anchored in your mind, even if it is only a model or a myth that we use to try and make sense of why we are here. Anyway, the other part of that story is that when we have experienced the pain of separation to the extent we agreed to have it prior to our incarnation, we will awaken and remember who we are, where we came from and what our purpose is for being here. From then on, we would live with an expanded awareness of
spiritual reality and begin living in alignment with spiritual law as well as human law. That’s what Radical Living is.
The point here then is that it makes no sense at all to think of a person having a Radical Living lifestyle if they have not yet reached that point of awakening. They will still be fixated on experiencing separation through creating toxic relationships, for example, blaming everyone for their misfortune, feeling the need to
control everything, dominating others, and so on. In other words, they will be asleep. Unconscious. Oblivious of their soul’s spiritual journey and disconnected from spiritual reality.
So, what needs to be understood is that before we can even think about having our client adopt a Radical Living lifestyle, we must presuppose that he or she has awakened, or have at least partially awakened. By the way, we will be looking again at what it means to be awakened in Module #5. But we did define it in
Part One, so I think you know what we mean by it. In case you’ve forgotten, basically what it means is that we have become aware that there is more than this single 5-sensory reality, and we have begun to experience human reality and spiritual reality simultaneously, aware that we are living in both worlds at the same time.
A Radical Living lifestyle is not easily achieved. It is very demanding because it requires that we drop all our old beliefs about life and about how things are. We have to give up all our old habits and defense mechanisms like denial, blaming others, projecting our self-hatred onto others, judging, and wanting people to be different
from the way they are, and so on. We have to give up our need to be right and our desire to control everything.
It’s hard, and it takes time to make the adjustments.
This is why the first question you need to ask yourself when you begin working with a client is, “Does it seem like this person is awake? And, to what degree?”
If it seems your client is not there yet, it won’t make much sense to speak to them of a Radical Living lifestyle. A lot of work will still need to be done before you can even begin that conversation.
It’s back to the aspirin or vitamin idea. Someone who comes just looking for a fix for a specific problem is needing the aspirin approach. They probably have more work to do creating more separation dramas, so you work with them at that level until such time as you see signs of them awakening, like when they start
looking for spiritual guidance and answers to life problems. That’s when you begin to help them make that shift towards the vitamin approach.
Most of the time, though, you will tend to attract people who are at least partially awake already and are looking at what you offer as a spiritual growth experience. Within a session or two, once you have solved their immediate problem, they are likely to become open to the idea of adopting a Radical Living lifestyle as part of their plan for their life. Once that occurs, he or she is likely to become a long-term client for you.
Having said that a Radical Living lifestyle is not easy to adopt. I would go so far as to say that if it wasn’t for the fact that we have a whole bunch of tools to use when making the shift, it would be virtually impossible.
The tools are the key. They make all the difference in the world, and it is this aspect of our work with people that marks us out as different and special. We provide both a step-by-step method of making the shift and a set of tools to help make it happen. If you can teach your client to use the appropriate tool anytime they
find themselves going back to their old habits that are the antithesis of Radical Living, that will help them stay on course.
Fairly frequent coaching sessions may also be recommended. Once you get a few people on your list, you could do regular group coaching sessions with a whole bunch of them. You would sell them on the idea that if they support each other in this way, it will help them stay on track with the Radical Living lifestyle.
Now, besides these more practical things that we need to do to keep us in the Radical Living lifestyle, there are other ways to maintain a high vibration and stay connected to Spirit. Meditation, contemplation, ritual, dowsing, prayer, trusting guidance, noticing synchronicities, and so on.
To sum this up then, basically a Radical Living lifestyle is a way of living that honors the human experience, living it with full vigor, integrity and zest, while at the same time being fully aware of what it means to be a spiritual being having a human experience, maintaining a high vibration, and using all four of the Radical
Living Strategies to stay in alignment with spiritual law as well as human law. Accepting life as it is knowing that Love is always flowing beneath everything and that it’s all perfect.
In the next video in this 2nd Module, we’ll look at the kind of problems people typically have, whether they have awakened or not, but for which you have the solution. We’ll see you then.