When you meet John Demartini it’s hard to imagine that at the age of seven he was told by a teacher that he had a learning disability and would never read, write or communicate normally. Afterall, this is a man who owns several homes all over the globe, his main residence being a luxury cruise liner, The World, described on his website as “the only resort community to continually circumnavigate the globe.”
He dropped out of school at 14, headed for California and became a surfer. At 17 he was in Hawaii when his life almost came to an end as a result of strychnine poisoning from eating the hallucinogenic woodrose plant. That brought an end to his experimentation with recreational drugs and turned his life around. TodayDemartini is a doctor, a philosopher, author and international speaker. He has been a successful chiropractor for many years and consults with many health professionals. His thoughts on healing and philosophy have impacted the lives of thousands of people. But it’s practical actions that we are here to talk about and I want to know how his words of wisdom inspire minds and motivate people to take action.
“Because I was given a second chance I made the decision to dedicate my life to becoming a teacher, healer and philosopher,” Demartini says. “I became a doctor of chiropractic and a clinical researcher to understand the essence of healing. I became a professional speaker to master the art of teaching and a student of science, theology and philosophy to understand our connection with the divine. “His scope of knowledge and experience is aculmination of 34 years of research and his reading of more than 28 000 books covering disciplines ranging from psychology, to philosophy, metaphysics, theology, neurology and physiology.
The Demartini Method
Dr Demartini captured the attention of celebrities, sports personalities, politicians and ordinary folk with a self-help methodology he developed and coined The Demartini Method, and which lies at the heart of The Breakthrough Experience. It’s a discovery, he says, abreakthrough that leads to the ultimate personal transformation by reducingstress, resolving conflict and opening the heart and mind to new ways of looking at life’s challenges. “It comprises a systematic predetermined seriesof 38 questions and actions directed toward the objective of bringing to your conscious mind the states of presence and certainty and to your heart the feelings of gratitude and love,” he explains. “It is an enlightening procedure,which neutralises your emotional charges and balances your mental and physical reactions.”Demartini says his method is a reproducible science that enables converts to discover the underlying order governing the daily chaos of human life, through a stress reducing, conflict resolving and heart opening method.
“By learning to use the laws of attraction in your favour, you can achieve a marked increase in your productivity and learn a new language for effecting significant and lasting change. It is designed so that the benefits and results are tailored to your specific issues and concerns. Most importantly, this is a lifelong tool that you can use over and over again.” At the heart of The Demartini Method is the Quantum Collapse Process, which affects all areas of a person’s life:
1. Relationships. Create harmonious relationships. Release old recurring patterns. Love yourself and others as they are. Have fewer buttons pushed. Understand family dynamics. Resolve conflicts quickly.
2.Work. Clarify your greatest talent and life mission. Expand your heart-felt vision. Maximise focus, efficiency and performance. Achieve more potential and productivity in less time. Do what you love and love what you do. Become inspired. Inspire others. Ask seven questions that build a higher quality of life.
3. Health. Learn the secret of vitality and understand how and why disease occurs.
4.Wealth. Manage money more masterfully. Make more profit. Save faster. Build net worth and greater financial stability. Manifest financial opportunity.
5. Spirituality. Gain more gratitude, love, certainty and inspiration. Discover an underlying order to your life’s events. Align your heart & soul, mind & body. Access your true self and source of fulfilment.
6.Wisdom. Challenge old mythical assumptions. Make a fundamental shift. Break through limiting fears and guilt. Overcome doubt and insecurity. Maximise intuition. Awaken creative genius.
7. Power: Learn the seven human powers. Discover and take advantage of your source of true leadership. Learn how to let no one distract or overpower you. Transcend blame, victimhood and protective shells,which lead to disempowerment.
“There are no victims in my model,” says Demartini. “It’s all about finding order in the universe, expressing gratitude and love of the heart, and certitude and presence of the mind. It’s a science that brings balance back into your life and enables you to see the order implicit in everything.”Demartini is scathing of what he calls “the joy of depression”, a state in which people spend years talking to a therapist,with progress being slow and the outcomes variable. “The Demartini Method dissolves emotional charges, enabling people to regain equilibrium in all areas of their lives in a matter of hours.”
Demartini has presented The Breakthrough Experience in over 50 countries in seven different languages. He recentlycaptured the attention of South African educators and is designing education modules and programmes to assist children from disadvantaged backgrounds, many of them AIDS orphans, to spell out their dreams and empower themselves to the best of their ability.
Facilitators of The Demartini Method can befound throughout South Africa and he himself is a frequent visitor to our shores. His teachings are also easily accessible through the more than 40 books he has written, the most popular being The Breakthrough Experience – A Revolutionary New Approach to Personal Transformation and Count Your Blessings– The Healing Power of Gratitude and Love.
“It is important that people master The Demartini Method on their own,” he adds. “The seminars empower them to do that and to apply what they have learnt to any area of their lives. Treat your goal like a huge playground; never stop exploring all the ways you can accomplish it, and have fun along the way. As you conduct your research and test your hypotheses, you will gain the skills necessary to make substantial changes to your business. And taking the opportunity to invigorate your entrepreneurial spirit will give you the confidence you need to take on anything.”