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"My best friends are here. I'm very privileged to be here, Australia
has been so kind to me. I just want to pay it forward."
'If you stay connected to whatever your sense of the sacred is
nothing can shake your foundations.'
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all of them. This is where we lose the
plot, where we go pear-shaped and fall
apart." Developing emotional freedom to
achieve this essential resourcefulness so
that we can heal our relationships and,
finally, developing the capacity of our
unconscious mind to show a clear way
forward complete his four step process.
It will culminate at the end of the year
with a week long spiritual retreat called
The Awakening where participants will
be able to experience shamanic work and
their own personal connection to the
As part of his effort to continually
evolve a science he regards as sacred and
which has played such a central role in
his own life, Gary is determined to pass on
his belief in integrity and professionalism
via a six month mentoring program.
"You really find out what works and what
doesn't work when you actually sit
with clients with a myriad of issues."
The mentoring program in itself will
be demanding with newly trained
practitioners required to each mentor
three people a month and carry out case
studies. "The focus," says Gary, "is on the
depth of knowledge and training people
who can actually wield the instruments.
So they can walk out of it with a system
so they can sit and create consistent
breakthrough results with clients."
Gary has also attracted a strong
corporate following for his work with
the recognition that the culture of a
company comes from the inside. "If you're
able to transform the attitudes of your
key members you're able to transform
the culture." Studies have shown that
companies that invest in the human equity
of their organisation, in other words,
their people, greatly increase their profit
margin, a clarion call in today's business
It's clear there is a special intensity
about Gary de Rodriguez, one that has
allowed him to keep to such a demanding
international schedule for the past 11
years and which reveals itself in his
lifelong thirst for sacred knowledge and
its gift of enlightenment.
It's the connection to the sacred that
has grounded him despite the somewhat
peripatetic nature of his life: "If you stay
connected to whatever your sense of
the sacred is nothing can shake your
foundations. When you are attached to
those things that are of a lower value,
everything can shake your foundation."
His Native American roots -- Gary is
part Cherokee -- also connect him to the
area that is, according to some, emerging
as a spiritual pole of the Earth, perhaps
even its centre -- the "four corners
region" of the US encompassing the South
West states of New Mexico, Colorado,
Arizona and Utah. Certainly, the wisdom
of the Hopi people recognised as the
spiritual leaders of all the American tribes
is becoming increasingly sought after as
we approach 2012 and the disturbing
prophecies attached to that date.
Gary tells me that in 2003, the
Hopi people sent a letter addressed to
humanity in general saying that the time
for higher consciousness isn't still on its
way at some future time, it's here now.
"I believe it's an important time to be
on the planet right now and everyone,
in my opinion, has a responsibility for
activating their purpose and starting to
live it rather than fluffing about," he says
with rising intensity.
"We have to be able to break out of
our unconscious patterning and enrol all
of our latent possibility, all of our latent
potential and direct it to the place that
our heart and spirit says we're required to
go now. We have to listen to our heart.
"It may be about achieving material
wealth, it may be about achieving career
success. But it also includes awareness
of who I am really and what is the real
reason that, at the end of the day, I do
what I do."
In our part of the world, where the
temptation to kick back and take life as it
comes has been elevated to an art form,
I, for one, welcome the commitment
and intensity that Gary will be bringing
our way this year. And it's an extended
sojourn he's anticipating as well: "My best
friends are here. I'm very privileged to
be here, Australia has been so kind to me.
I just want to pay it forward."
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