Frequently Asked Questions
When I worked as a psychotherapist, I listened deeply to what my clients were experiencing in their lives. I held space for, and sat with, my clients in their suffering, listened out as much for what they were saying as I heard what they were not saying, and gently guided them to find the wisdom inherent within them.
When I work as a Life Coach and Mentor, the stories of why things happened in my clients’ lives, what happened and who was involved are not relevant. Instead, I encourage my clients to drop into how they are experiencing the difficulties, identify any trapped emotions or roadblocks that may be preventing them from attaining their aspirations, and gently guide them to find the inherent and profound wisdom in all of their experiences. I also spend time helping my clients align their spiritual aspirations with the rest of their life’s goals, such that they can move forward in all aspects of their lives with freedom and harmony.
Naming the website ‘Freeing Our Mind’ was a deliberate attempt to emphasise the key way to practice, as well as the ultimate realisation of this practice. Although each of us has our own mind and ‘freeing our minds’ would be grammatically correct in a more mundane sense, the more we understand the reality of our existence in this world, the more we see that what affects you also affects me, and the interconnectedness of the world becomes a more prevalent experience than the you-me division that pervades and distorts. Freeing Our Mind is what I aim to do through my programs; together, we are freeing our collective mind.
Li-Anne frequently explores the thought experiment of imagining what the world would be like if everyone were fully Awakened. Perhaps when the Freeing Our Mind project is well under way, we can explore this experience together as a reality.
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Freeing Our Mind seeks to help as many people as possible develop the tools to make this vision a reality. The root of most of our struggles lies in our misguided notions that we are each separate individuals, striving to survive in competition with other separate individuals in the world. This way of thinking leads us to a sense of isolation, tears apart our connections when we most need them, and pits us against one another. This framework makes us feel we need to compete, rather than cooperate, with one another. It compels us to feel we need to protect ourselves from the exploitation of others.
This old paradigm lulls us into the false belief that we need to compare ourselves to others, which creates a false sense of superiority, inferiority and even equality. But we are all part of a whole. It makes no sense to say that our fourth left toe is superior, inferior or equal to our right hip, or to our face. They are all part of our body, the only body we have. Similarly, we are all part of a vast, complicated and interconnected network far beyond our ability to cognitively comprehend. But we are able to apprehend this, if we train our minds appropriately.
Our mistaken beliefs move us away from harmony with ourselves and all around us; they pull us away from the essence of our humanity. Our lack of deep understanding of our interconnected nature with all of existence prevents us from perceiving nature as it truly is, takes us away from deeply connecting and engaging with one another, and holds us back from making the change we wish to make in our own lives and in the world.
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I would love to have a chat with you over the phone to discuss this further.