I used to love reading mystery novels like Encyclopaedia Brown & You Be The Jury when I was a child. When it came to working out Who Dunnit... Well... I sucked. For some reason, I was always dead wrong – distracted by some red herring thrown in by the author.
If you’ve never had a particular passion towards mystery novels, you might not be familiar with the term red herring. It is something, usually a clue in mystery novels, which leads readers or the characters in the story towards a false conclusion. This naturally throws us off-track, wasting a lot of precious time and energy thinking we’re on the right path – and far away from solving the mystery or coming to a conclusion of truth.
Life is often full of red herrings.
For others, it takes you down the track to believing that your original goal is utterly impossible. (The murderer escapes, clues have dried up and you are at a dead end).
For a select few, it convinces you wholly and completely that you never really wanted the goal in the first place. (The detective decides, utterly in his heart, that his true purpose is to work at a check-out in Coles).
In the end, the goal slips out of your fingers. Like the murderer who slips away in the dark of the night.
But... for the lucky ones, you might have someone guide you back on the path or you may have an epiphany moment – where you realise that something's not quite right as you sense a vague deja vu...
It is a once off service, through a series of Skype sessions – where we extract the ultimate red herring in your life. The process is a little like being a detective, extracting the truth from a series of clues in your life.
It is your overarching egoic Pattern – the events you create over and over again, in all the nooks and crannies of your life – to not get the thing you intended. Such as a new car, a loving relationship, to lose weight, to write that book, good health, etc.
Each Pattern is different, but the overall similarity is this: Your ego, the part that believes in your limitation and separateness from your goal, latches onto something it believes you need.
Here’s the clincher – your egoic side decides that some form of circumstance needs to exist BEFORE you can have your goal. And then latches onto it. Some examples: you need to... learn more, have people like you, feel safe, understand everything first, have someone else lead the way, feel positive, be praised and admired, be in control....
The irony and brilliance of the whole game is that you complete the same steps, creating the same events – without even realising it! It reeks of ruse and deception and intrigue.
Your ultimate red herring.
Some people have great realisations about what they play out in life through the mapping of their Pattern – realising that the things that have been impossible to achieve, are actually not impossible after all.
However, the ones that TRULY understand the Pattern are the ones that see it for the illusion that they create unconsciously in their lives over and over again. This is where someone becomes truly powerful – because they no longer buy into the story and the pain. They may have many moments where they fall into their Pattern – since it is the unconscious structure that your humanness orientates from (let’s face it, we can’t all be 100% conscious).
BUT they have true moments of recognition that break the reality that the Pattern creates. Because they know deep down that the whole thing is A BIG FAT LIE that they created for themselves – one that seems very, very real.
Not everyone realises how simple this is.
The only way is to stop putting energy into the Pattern. Stop following the red herring. Sure, it’ll be hard to ignore it – actually you can’t. It will reek so much that you will want to do something about it...
That is, until you realise that it’s just a fish.
But first you have to be able to recognise the Pattern for what it is. That's where I can help.
On top of that, maybe you’d like some pegs to put on your nose to help you along the way. Your personal pegs are called “Access Points” and they get revealed as part of your Pattern. These help you align to the real you that you have forgotten in the mist of the pungent fishy smell and step back onto the true endeavours to your goal. They help dampen the distraction. But more on those another time.