Written by: Swami Parameshwar Das, Executive Contributor
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We’re experiencing dramatic shifts in our world forcing many of us to take a look at ourselves and how we’re living our lives. Wars, political discord, economic crises, diseases, the effects of earthquakes, tsunamis, climate change.
You may be asking yourself questions like: Who am I in the midst of all that’s happening in the world? Where do I go next in my life? Why am I feeling more emotional, confused, tired than before? Who can I go to for support?
I’ve been coaching for over three decades. My clients are coming to me looking for clarity, direction, passion, joy, stability, serenity.. They’re off balance like they’re teetering between two steps on a staircase. They don’t relate to themselves and their lives as before. They don’t know how to proceed but want something new.
My intention in writing this article is to serve you by sharing a powerful framework called New Era Coaching and offering a few helpful resources for self-coaching that you can use to reinvent yourself and live your best life.
Why new era coaching?
Right now we’re entering a new era. We’re moving into a new cycle in which the old ways of being and living no longer apply. In addition to world events, we can interpret what’s happening on a planetary level. In the Hindu philosophy, we are moving between Yugas, between planetary cycles or world ages, from the Kali Yuga to the Sathya Yuga. We are evolving from an age of darkness and ignorance to an age of truth or the essence of who we are.
Looking at this energetically, we are moving from low frequency and limited consciousness to high frequency and expanded consciousness. Accelerating this shift are influential high frequency energies that are arriving on the planet: solar flares, CMEs (coronal mass ejections), geomagnetic storms, influx of cosmic energies. Add to this the shift in the planet itself: the Earth’s axis and its magnetic field.
Given these cyclical and energetic changes, we as humans must raise our frequency, be in alignment with new energies, so we can move forward powerfully in our lives. We are being required to shift from an old paradigm to a new paradigm. We define a paradigm as the habits and patterns that we are not conscious of and that control or condition us and our lives. The old paradigm is represented by low energy, fear-base, stress related beliefs, thoughts, emotions, actions, while the new paradigm is represented by those that are high energy, love-base, and fulfillment related.
For us to change our programming and evolve into the new era, we must first become aware of our old paradigm patterns. We then transform them and create new paradigm patterns based on the truth (Sathya) of who we are. I’ve identified six areas for transformation that have been prevalent among my clients. I present two of them here with associated coaching practices.
Area for transformation: State of being
So many individuals are bringing up concerns about uncertainty, fatigue, stress, anxiety, sadness, depression. They are looking for stability, balance, peace, happiness, contentment.
Stability & balance
Centering practice: Breathe naturally with hands together at the heart. Inhale and raise one arm until it’s fully extended, elbow straight, palm facing the body, and fingers pointing straight up. At the same time, lower the other arm, palm toward the body and fingers pointing up, until you reach the level of your belly button. As you exhale, lower the extended arm and raise the other arm until both hands meet together at the heart. Breathe naturally in that position for a moment. Then repeat. Practice this at least three times, switching arms.
Area for transformation: Relationships
People are facing the need to recreate their relationships with partners, family, and colleagues. They are examining their relationship with themselves, and want to change their beliefs, perceptions, expectations, judgments, leading to greater self-acceptance, appreciation, and compassion.
Gratitude practice: When we are in our heart, in that powerful electromagnetic field, we raise our frequency. Here is one practice you can use at home daily (especially first thing in the morning and/or when going to rest at night): Take a few moments to identify one person or situation that you are grateful for in your life (this includes yourself). See, feel, imagine this person or thing as you focus and breathe in your heart. Appreciate what he/she/this offers you, the value, the aspects that are important to you. Continue to breathe and stay in your heart with whoever or whatever you have chosen for a few minutes.
I share with you here a 7-minute audio recording in which I guide you in two breathing practices and the gratitude practice.
Please visit my website to learn more and to request a complimentary coaching session.
Swami Parameshwar Das, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine
Swami Parameshwar Das, known as Swamiji, is a seasoned professional with decades of experience in the worlds of business consulting, psychology and spirituality. Swamiji’s mission is to serve everyone to be leaders in their life and fulfill their dharma or purpose. He has traveled the world leading transformational programs for thousands, and has published six books. His educational background includes a Ph.D. and M.S. in Organizational Psychology. Swamiji was licensed as a Psychologist in New York, and designated as a Master Coach by the International Coaching Federation and Ontological Coach by Newfield Network.