In an Instant – NLP

bald_eagle_flying_off_after_an_aborted_salmon_pick-up_in_eagle_river_alaskaIn an instant, I knew something significant had happened. But let me start ten years earlier, because all stories have a beginning, middle and an end. Somewhere near the beginning, I had a good life. I enjoyed my job as a pastor in Missouri yet something significant was missing for me but I didn’t know it yet. Maybe this sounds familiar to you.

The first taste in the missing element was a brief introduction to NLP in 1981 which left me both fascinated and bewildered. It took another six years before I was able to take a more thorough dip into the world NLP offered. The skills and tools learned were an amazing gift for helping others make the life changes they sought.

As I continued into deeper level of the training in 1991 in California, the moment arrived. A moment when working with what is called the Logical Alignment process that out of nowhere I suddenly knew an eagle best represented me and my mission. The eagle’s purpose, my purpose was clear. It existed for the well-being of the entire ecological system. Let me tell you that when your life’s mission is necessary for the well-being of the entire ecological system, life is lived differently. I didn’t try to be different, I was different. I knew with a capital K that something significant had happened. Over the next several weeks I discovered myself responding to life very differently than I had before that event. Achieving was easier. The way I related to people improved. I was much clearer about where I was going and how to get there.

Without my working hard or even being fully aware, that training changed the way I related to my family, my friends and my work. I heard my older daughter on the phone one day saying to a friend. “Dad’s been really weird since he got back from California.” It was said as if “weird” were a good thing. I had always had a good relationship with my boss, but colleagues were amazed in the change at how we related. It was as if we were colleagues respecting one another’s mission and working to create an environment in which those missions could be fulfilled simultaneously.

To this day, this is why I do what I do. I am committed to helping people live in a “world to which people want to belong” (from the moto of NLP University “Creating a world to which people want to belong”). In addition to that I am committed to teaching others how to help people create such a world. I am dedicated to being a leader in the mission of world transformation. You and I can make a difference. Please join me.

About the Author

Larry Wells

Larry Wells has Master Degrees in Divinity and Social work and is a Certified Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner and Consultant. He is part of the part time faculty at the University of Louisville’s Kent School of Social Work, and the Northern Kentucky Social Work department. People have life difficulties because of histories, circumstances, and the fact of having to live with people. NLP has proved to be very effective in helping to positively change the way people experience those histories, circumstances and people, as well as finding more peace and joy in life.

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