Adventures in OZ

I have recently returned home from the wonderful world of Oz. Mike Handcock and I toured Gold Coast, Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne with our event ‘Quantum Leap your Life’.

I didn’t intend to be crying on stage in front of hundreds of people, let alone find them crying along with me. Emotions are like a river, sometimes it’s easier to go along for the ride after being swept up in them.

The events were a huge success and I met so many fantastic people who were kind enough to share their heartfelt stories with me. This left me absolutely grateful to be able to do what I do.

There were a couple of things that stood out for me during the tour.

The first was the sudden appearance of a friend who had past away.

I had been sharing stories with Mike about my first Ninjutsu instructor, ‘Shidoshi Fordham’. He was a man who changed the direction of my life in many positive ways on more than one occasion. Unfortunately later in life, he took his own, leaving a ninja shaped hole in the world.

Mike had me imagine seeing my Shidoshi in the front row of our first event, looking up at me approvingly. That night, right there in the front row, was a doppelganger of my teacher, a splitting image of him, looking up with that same smile that had encouraged me for so many years.

I must admit it threw me a bit at first, causing my emotions to well up in me and flow out to everyone watching this transformation. There was barely a dry eye in the room.

I had to explain to the crowd, and to the doppelganger, how profound this was for me, and include it as part of my lesson for the night.

This powered me through to teach my lessons with more gusto than I had planned, wanting to impart the knowledge and heart that my teacher had shared with me for so many years.

Secondly, at every city we visited throughout Australia, I would meet someone from my childhood.

Every person was someone I knew during the stage in my life where I had finally decided who I was, and who I was going to become. Even Mike commented on the frequency this happened as it became almost humorous.

I see these things as road markers or signs that we are indeed on the right path that we have asked to travel.

The more we acknowledge these markers, the more often we see them, and the faster we progress.

The journey is always quicker when we know the route, although we must not forget that it is not merely arriving at the destination that is important. Most of the skills and lessons needed to thrive at the destination are learned on the journey there.



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5 Responses to Adventures in OZ

  1. Ande says:

    Hi Glen,

    good to hear of your success in Oz.
    You have earned your abilities through hard work over many years and it is wonderful that others can learn from you and see that the attainment of great abilities does come slowly over many years.

    It is interesting this concept of respect for your teacher. Could I ask a personal question? Did you see the real benefit of your teacher Shidoshi Fordham while he was instructing you or did you only truly appreciate him afterwards? I have a teacher in my life that I also credit with changing my life’s direction in a positive way yet it involved and still involves a lot of faith and trust since I can not see what he sees (that is why he is my teacher!). How did you find that part of following your teacher – the trust part?

    All the best,

    Ande

    • Glen Levy says:

      I always trusted and appreciated my teacher and understood had my best interests at heart.
      My best advice is follow your gut as well as your teacher.
      I’ve learnt over the years to trust my gut and it does not lead me astray.

      Glen

  2. Laura says:

    Glen, I have in the past 6 months had so many new and powerful teachers come before me (Don Tolman among them) that I am quite in awe of the Universe’s capacity to provide when the student is ready and willing. My gut tells me you are another.
    I was touched in ways you cannot imagine by our brief conversation on numbness, and since attending your Sydney event I’ve also been practicing the Shaolin technique you shared (that I’ve nicknamed ‘Reclining Tree’) and already feeling the benefit.
    I’m really looking forward to the March workshop at Surfer’s.

    moneta numen!

  3. Teresa says:

    Hey Glen,

    Thank you to both yourself and Mike for such wonderful and inspirational talks. I now feel like there’s a solution to everything in life and knowing that there are people like you both who have the heart to help people create a more fulfilling and abundant life.

    My quick question is that I’m a single mum and I would like to know if there is a fast track way for myself to learn martial arts/self defense without having to go through all the grading systems and be able to get to a point where I can defend myself in any confronting or dangerous situations? I am primarily interested in Ninjutsu and Wu-Shu – I am very keen to learn and have read little about these forms of martial arts, and feel that now I need to learn the practical side of things.

    Best regards

    Teresa

  4. david says:

    where town gives seminars and classes ninjitsu please talk

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