#13 Eddie shares his experience with the 4 week Let It In program and the monthly group intentions.
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Guy: 00:05 Eddie, thanks for jumping on the call, man. I really appreciate it.
Eddie: 00:07 My pleasure, Guy. I am stoked to be here.
Guy: 00:10 Mate, so, first question is, how did you find out about the Let It In program, initially?
Eddie: 00:16 Mate, it was totally random. I was just looking for some meditation practice online. I was kind of hoping to come across a meditation course and stumbled onto your one. I think that you were coming up to do something at my gym, at 5th Element. You were just about to do a Let It In, like a one-day seminar. So, I guess the universe was conspiring in that way.
Eddie: 00:46 I looked you up online through that, found that the course was starting like a couple of weeks later. A friend of mine had just done it and he loved it. He’s my kind of go-to health guru, anyway, so I called him and I asked if he knew of you. He said, “Oh, yeah. I’ve done it and I’m doing it again.” So, I signed right on and it was great.
Guy: 01:05 Okay, cool. Why were you looking for meditation course at that time?
Eddie: 01:12 Dude, I just had a rough eight months of not being very kind to myself, especially mentally. I was putting together all of the physical elements, I’d put on quite a lot of weight and was just physically not very healthy. The physical was starting to happen but the mental wasn’t catching up. I’m a big believer in sort of kill the body and the head will die. I just felt like I needed to bring in that other element. I needed to do some healing on my head and of my heart. So having that meditation, these daily meditations has been mind-blowing and really, really positive. Really, really positive.
Guy: 01:56 Awesome. Did you have any concerns or skepticisms before starting the four-week Let It In program?
Eddie: 02:05 I’ve never done an online course before, so I guess I was curious to see how it was gonna work. I was one of those people that believed I wasn’t gonna be able to meditate. So, a part of me was kind of little bit worried that I was just gonna be throwing my cash away and never able to do it. Yeah. As soon as the course started, I mean, the first five days was difficult and then, by the second week, it was like, I was just in the zone. Now, I meditate twice a day, so it’s great.
Guy: 02:46 Amazing. That’s a great point, actually. So, you were a bit concerned about it being online, the program, but were those concerns met? How did you find it once you got go in within the four weeks?
Eddie: 02:56 For me, it was way better. I think I have a pretty busy lifestyle and I work a very physical job. So, to be able to have the morning meditations that are just there in my Dropbox that I just jump on every morning and then, instead of coming home and watching Netflix, I could just jump on that, it gave me focus. It was something that I could do while I ate my dinner. It just fit into the schedule really well. I couldn’t imagine doing it any other way.
Eddie: 03:29 Sometimes finding the time to … I ended up watching videos and if not every day, every second day and I’ve rewatched a lot of them, or I did rewatch a lot of them while I was doing the course. If I was trying to make it to a venue every day on top of work and the gym and shopping and lot of stuff, yeah, it would be difficult. So, I love it. I’m a huge believer in online courses. Why not? It’s 2018, that’s why the Internet is there for.
Guy: 03:59 What was your biggest take home from the four weeks?
Eddie: 04:04 I think to be kinder to my own heart, that I can meditate, that anybody can meditate, also I think just a whole bunch of the information. A lot of it was about my heart space, tapping into my heart space, and intuition, and stuff like that. Kind of when you start doing the meditation course, you expect to be maybe in a couple of weeks you’re wearing an orange gown and finding your feet black or something, and levitating, and all of that kind of stuff. But it was very different to that. I thought it was gonna be much more of a mental exercise, but it turned out to be much more of a heart space exercise.
Guy: 04:54 Great. Did you have any expectations or hope for an outcome after the four weeks, and did it meet them in any way?
Eddie: 05:06 Guy, thinking back, I’m sure I did, but I just wanted to introduce a daily meditation practice. But it’s been so much more than that. I get so much strength from the community that’s still going on around the Let It In program. I’m gonna be redoing the course in a couple of weeks, on May 14th.
Eddie: 05:33 Everybody that was a part of that course, there’s a lot of people that are very active in posting live videos on the Facebook site, which can be a very daunting thing to do, I think, for anybody. Public speaking and all of that stuff is daunting. So, I draw a lot of strength from the community. I also sort of got tapped into this wealth of knowledge that I didn’t expect to be looking into.
Eddie: 06:02 Now, we’re doing the book club with Lynne McTaggart and the Power of Eight, and I’m very interested in Joe Dispenza, and I was already kind of looking into Wim Hoff. I’m kind of taking that further now and it’s just been the perfect addition to this puzzle of kind of getting everything together moving forward.
Guy: 06:23 Yeah, beautiful. You signed up to continue as an ongoing member, which is wonderful. Just for people watching this, we have started doing group intentions where we log into Zoom and we’re doing them, at the moment, once every two to three weeks, what was your thoughts before doing the first group intention?
Eddie: 06:50 Well, I was really lucky that I have listened to your Lynne McTaggart Podcast on the Guy Lawrence Podcast just before we started doing those group intentions. I was really intrigued by that and I thought that was a beauty podcast. By the way, that was a really good one. Really, really great info in that one.
Eddie: 07:14 My first group intention experiment was really, really interesting. I mean, what happened for me was, I had a friend that was in a motorcycle accident and I actually ended up running my own intention experiments, and that was very powerful.
Eddie: 07:32 That brought me together with a lot of people that were on the other side of the world. We had people in Peru, and in Indonesia, and in the Philippines, and in the United States, and in Canada, and all over Australia, all over the world getting together at the same time. So, I sort of jumped head first right into one and started running my own ones. It was a pretty sort of band-aids sort of thrown together, the experiment, but it was lovely. It was really, really great.
Guy: 08:02 Yeah. I’m interested too, because for some people that have not even heard of group intentions, it might seem very skeptical, woo hoo, that feels, which is totally fine, too. I’ve been looking at this over a long time. Just for anyone, Lynne McTaggart is someone I interviewed who has been researching intention and doing science experiments with universities and scientists for the last 15 years, and I highly recommend her work. What did you feel, personally, because when you received, because you received an intention one night? So, as a group, we all sent intention, how did it feel? Energy, like …?
Eddie: 08:48 Oh, man, I’ve been trying to describe it to other people for a long time, well, not for a long time, I guess, for the last week, because it happened about a week ago today. Really the only word that I can think of that accurately describes it is supernatural. I know that sounds, I mean, that’s just not something I would have ever said. But it was. It felt really, really tangible and powerful. It’s hard to even talk about it without getting emotional because I think it was emotional for everybody. Everybody involved had a really powerful experience. I mean, do you want me to start from the beginning or should we talk through how it all went down?
Guy: 09:37 Yeah. Just talk for a couple of minutes, share a little bit what you felt and experienced…
Eddie: 09:41 It of starts off with you talking through about 10 minutes of listening to some music and practicing some gratitude, thinking of two people in your life that you’re grateful for, and people that really love you and people that you love. That kicked it in straight away. There was no acing into the roller coaster, no slowly up, always straight in there as soon as I closed my eyes and started meditating.
Eddie: 10:17 I had these visions of my mom who passed away and another friend who passed away standing over me and they had their hands on my shoulders. I was just thinking about people that I love and that I’m grateful for, which is such a good exercise just in general. Practicing gratitude outside of this experiment is something that I’ve really learned, another thing that I really picked up from Let It In.
Eddie: 10:45 Then, we shifted gears and you asked everyone to just focus their attention on me and I’m sending me love, and it was really overwhelming. I really felt my heart space begin to expand and I can still feel it now. But it was like my ribs were popping out at the sides. It was like every breath that I took I was filling up like a balloon that I could have burst at any time. My hands went crazy hot, really, really tingly. I could feel my heartbeat radiating almost like a sonic boom. Every beat felt like it was just projecting itself out into the universe.
Eddie: 11:28 Then, I was envisioning all of these people that I haven’t met before, most of them. I mean, I’ve got a couple of friends on here but physically I haven’t met. I’d only met two of the people of the 30 or so that were part of this intention experiment. But I could really feel everyone’s hands on my chest, on my heart. I had visions of … it’s hard to explain, but it was almost like one of dishwashing commercials where there’s the grub and the dishwashing tablet comes in and washes all of filth out and replaces that with like sparkly. Yes. So I was just getting filled up with a pink glowing light, which seems to be very healing colour for me. Pink.
Eddie: 12:11 That was the vision that I was having in my chest sort of expanding and all of this, and then it just got to this point where it was too much. The love was so intense it was so hard to receive it. Towards the end I sort of, I was so overwhelmed I had to sort of send a little bit of it back to my dad and to a couple of other people in my life that really needed that love.
Eddie: 12:36 The crazy thing was that afterwards we did the interviews, we were probably on the call for another half an hour afterwards, everybody reported the same thing as me. Everybody reported their heart space growing really big. People reported saying that they envisioned their hands on my chest and my back and their hands holding my heart and that their hands have got really hot, and that at one point it was like the connection was lost a little bit and they started thinking about people that they loved, which I firmly believe is kinda at the point where I was so overwhelmed that I was like, “Cool, I gotta send this off to somebody else.”
Eddie: 13:19 It was supernatural. It really was. Everybody had the exact same experience and we were all on different parts of the world. I didn’t even know where half these people from, but I could feel them. I could feel their energy and I could feel just this radiating love. I mean, and believe me when I say that, if you talk to me about this stuff a couple of years ago, I would have thought you were nuts.
Guy: 13:49 Thank you for sharing that, Eddie. That’s wonderful. I really appreciate it, mate. There’s two things that sprang to mind there. One is that intentions are real, right?
Eddie: 14:01 Certainly.
Guy: 14:02 And you felt energy, right? You felt it?
Eddie: 14:07 Palpable, tangible, real energy for sure.
Guy: 14:10 Correct. Yeah.
Eddie: 14:12 I would compare it to an ayahuasca experience, to drinking the Peruvian medicine ayahuasca because, again, that feels very supernatural. I’ve always been a huge advocate for that medicine because it really changed my life. But it’s a nerve-racking, terrifying experience and a big part of it is intention. I would say to anyone that’s too nervous to do it, do an intension experiment instead because it’s a lot cleaner. It’s a lot … Yeah, and you don’t have to go to the Amazon either. You can do it from anywhere. It’s taught me a lot about just living with intention in my life, which is something that I got from the Let It In course, but it’s like you just keep on unraveling layers of that onion.
Eddie: 15:01 Intention is so, so powerful, so important in how we live. I think you manifest your destiny through the power of positive thinking, through the power of you think, therefore you are. So, that’s what intention is to me. It’s just intending something for your life or for somebody else’s.
Eddie: 15:23 Also, what was really great about it was, I think that people can tend to love others more than they love himself. You know what I mean? You can look after, you can want something for your friends and see the clear path that they have to take to sort out their lives, and you can tell them about that until you’re blue in the face, you can give them the best advice, but you can’t do that for yourself. Or it’s difficult for people to do that for themselves.
Eddie: 15:57 For me, for starters, that intention experiment, whether I had so many strangers sending that love, that energy to me, but then also to realize that I had manifested that for myself as well, and that I was deserving of that. Because everybody is deserving of that, I think. Oh, a lot of stuff, dude. You know what I’m talking about, you were there.
Guy: 16:23 Mate, if you continue to do the work that started from Let It In and from the group and everything over the next 12 months, what sort of impact do you think they’ll have on you and the direction of your life?
Eddie: 16:38 I think that it’s already helped me to make a lot of decisions about where I want to go with my life. I mean, that was a big part. When I started looking for, when I stumbled upon the Let It In course, I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. I think so many people deal with that. So, I just feel like everything’s gonna be okay. That’s kind of my mantra at the moment, everything is gonna be okay. Everything’s going to be okay. I think that’ll just help me move in the right direction. It’ll just make those sort of daily stresses a lot more easy to handle, it already has, and help me to make myself my best self, which is, it’s what everybody deserves.
Guy: 17:37 Yeah. Beautiful. Last question, mate. What would you say to someone who was sitting on the fence about doing the four-week program and then, obviously, if they want to continue on into afterwards membership and the intentions, and everything else, what would you say to them?
Eddie: 17:54 Well, for starters, just do it. It was so cheap compared to … I mean, how much money I spent on it? It’s like what I could have spent on a half a night out back when I was [inaudible 00:18:12] kind, doing some going out, which I don’t do so much anymore since I started this course as well. At the moment, the group, it’s only 36 bucks a month. I spend 36 bucks a day on Uber.
Eddie: 18:28 I would say that, for starters, definitely, if you keep wondering money-wise, is it a value for money? Absolutely, 100%. If you don’t think that you can do it, you owe it to yourself to try, because it is really powerful and it works.
Eddie: 18:51 I remember, I often think about this, like a Louis Theroux documentary that I watched once where he goes to Alcoholics Anonymous, and for some reason this has always stuck with me, but they all stood around and they held hands and they say this mantra, which is: “it works if you work it, so work it because you’re worth it.”
Eddie: 19:10 I think that’s what an intention is about as well. It really does work if you work it. It’s not about you’ve got to want it, you’ve got to go to the gym and you’ve got to lift 200 kilos, and all this kind of stuff. It’s about just taking 10 minutes to yourself in the morning and 10 minutes to yourself in the evening, and not looking at your phone.
Eddie: 19:33 I had this crazy, crazy social media addiction. I think so many of us do. eBay addiction, and amazon addiction, and all of this stuff. The last thing I would look at would be my phone and it’s the first thing I would look at in the morning. Since started Let It In, I bought this new alarm clock, I sleep with my phone in another room. The first thing I do is I meditate. I wash my face with some cold water, I meditate, I have a cold shower, I get dressed, and then I look at my phone and I have all of these notifications. I’m just like, “I’ll save that until my break at work,” until I’m ready to take on those unnecessary stresses of my day.
Eddie: 20:19 I mean, if can’t find 10 minutes for yourself to meditate and then 20 minutes … So, now I meditate 30 minutes in the morning and usually 20 to 30 minutes at night, sometimes an hour, sometimes 10 minutes. That’s the first thing I do in the morning and that’s the last thing I do before I go to bed, and it’s great. It’s great.
Eddie: 20:42 I think that anybody can do this, anybody can tap into this. We all have this ability inside us to look after ourselves and to look after our hearts. And we’re all looking elsewhere. The divine is within you, it’s not it’s not elsewhere. That’s … I don’t know who said that, but …
Guy: 21:05 Yeah, I liked that, too. Yeah. Probably Joe Dispenza.
Eddie: 21:08 Yeah.
Guy: 21:11 Beautiful. Eddie, thank you so much for sharing tonight. I really appreciate you for being on the call.
Eddie: 21:18 Thanks for having me on. Anyone that’s thinking about doing it, 100% worth it. I hope to see you soon in the community. You will be most welcomed.
Guy: 21:26 Thank you, man.