Some years ago, I felt that I had reached a point in my life where I had a major change in my attitude and in my thinking. It began with me going through what some would call a mid-life crisis. I had reached a point in my life where, in spite of all the THINGS and the DOING and HAVING, there was this sense of emptiness and a feeling that there was something much more important that I was missing in my life. I decided to get into meditation, contemplation and learning. I was lucky that I had some good teachers and a support system and the more I learned and meditated, the better I felt.
I no longer had a burning ambition to Be, to Do, to Have and to Become. It was more a case of going with the flow of where life took me, following my intuition and my inner knowing.
As I continued on the road to recovery, I felt I wanted to help and assist others who were in the same predicament. So then I began to listen to this voice and to pay attention to it! I began to listen to my inner voice, my intuition or call it the God-within-me. I began to let this voice guide me I gave in to the inner guidance. I began to follow my heart and I began to study the Law of Attraction.
I set about making significant changes in my life. I had been in the real estate industry for over 30 years and it had served me well as I did like to help and assist people, and I was very successful at it. And yet my feeling was that I should stop doing what I was doing and go and find my bliss. I believed in my heart that I had to find balance in my life. I had put most of my energy into my work and had neglected the most important people in my life-my family and myself. I had put my clients and work before my loved ones. This had resulted in the end of my marriage and a fractured relationship with my four children.
Once this change of mind and subsequent change of heart took place, things began to change in so many ways. I now completely understood that I was totally in charge of my life. I could not blame anyone else or any other circumstance for my lack of success. I took 100% responsibility for my life and set about envisioning the life that I desired and wanted.
I became an observer of myself. I became aware of my thoughts and my feelings. I had to get out of my head and get into my heart. I had to start using my intuition, the feelings in my heart and the feelings in my gut, which is my connection to the Universe.
I begun to study the laws of the universe and to understand that all you have to do is to create an image in your mind of what you desire for yourself and for the greater good. Hold this image in your mind, have faith that it will happen and then follow your intuition-it will lead you to abundance. Sure, you have to do some work for it to happen, but the Universe will present you with all the right people and all the right opportunities along the way.
In my case, when I let go and trusted that the Universe would give me the life that I had visualised, and I listened to my intuition, things began to change. The opportunities presented themselves and the right people came into my life. It was like a fairy tale. Investors came along and trusted me with their money. The right property dropped into my lap. Everything just fell into place. While all this magic happened, I then looked to help others in need and began a series of charitable works, which still continue to this day.
– Bertram Daniel