WARNING! DANGER! CAUTION!
Do you have the curiosity, passion, and tenacity needed to learn how to “Dance With The Elephant”?
The “Dance with the Elephant” experience is not for everyone. Only one in ten will be brave enough to take this journey. To test your fortitude for the challenge, there are four pillars of understanding that support the walls of this special world. You must agree to each of the four pillar principles in order to comprehend and apply the visionary tenets presented throughout this book.
Think of it like Dorothy's adventure in the "Wizard of Oz" story. Your journey will include Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Lion. All four will provide you guidance in how to follow the yellow brick road on your journey to the world of "Dancing Elephants". The place where "dreams really do come true" and your "personal cosmic legacy" will be discovered.
Introducing the second pillar of understanding and agreement.
The second pillar holding up walls of the "great elephant ballroom" is called TRUST. Trust provides the confidence, faith and conviction that your journey down the yellow brick road of life will have purpose and meaning. You must trust in yourself and you must trust in the people you meet along the way.
Having trust in the people who are closest to you, believing that they will always try to look out for you, having your best interest in mind is all empowering. Giving trust to people you meet in life and sincerely looking into their eyes as they share their story with you will build bonding relationships that can last forever. Similar to respect, trust must be assumed and given freely at the outset. It should never be used as a reward or enticement. Trust is the glue that bonds your connections with people. To give and receive trust unlocks the door to a life of growth and personal fulfillment.
A part of the "Dance With The Elephant" journey is to trust in yourself and the people closest to you enough that together you can begin to deal with the "elephant in the room". Slowly but surely you can discover and expose the secrets in life that have silently controlled you and have limited your personal growth and freedoms. You can begin to melt down the shame, blame and guilt in your relationships through honest and clear disclosure of what you perceive and how you feel. Trust will provide you the confidence to look in the mirror and see yourself for who you truly are, the good, the bad and everything in between. You can then help others see themselves in the mirror and provide support as they uncover their ghosts in the closet and their hidden secrets.
So will you be the 1 in 10 who will risk to trust in yourself? Will the strength of your personal trust be strong enough to reach out to other people in your life with unconditional trust and acceptance? The challenge is great, but the rewards are infinite.
Guides Rules To Dance With The Elephant - TRUST
- Each dancer is expected to enter the dance fully trusting each other.
- Each dancer is expected to be completely honest and as clear as possible in expressing themselves.
- Each dancer is expected to vocalize any concerns or misunderstandings he/she feels needed to be clarified at any point during the dance.
- Mean-spirited and derogatory comments aimed at destroying, shaming or guilt towards another dancer will not be tolerated.