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“In a mother’s womb were two babies. One asked the other: “Do you believe in life after delivery?” “Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.” “Nonsense,” said the first. “There is no life after delivery.”
Bessie Bardot and Geoff Barker are not your average couple. Geoff is a former Royal Marine Commando (Green Beret) who went on to a career in television and media. Geoff is a bestselling author, appeared in the Australian version of “Gladiator,” and was also a peak performance trainer to the stars. Bessie, along with Geoff, started numerous businesses and is a bestselling author herself. She established several talent agencies and became a poster girl for many lifestyle and fashion magazines.
They Gave Away Everything!
While many would envy the lifestyle of glitz and glamour they enjoyed, life simply wasn’t working for them. Hence, they decided 6 years ago to give away everything they owned. They called this process of letting go of their conventional lives and possessions “The Life Change Experiment.” All their things went to needy strangers. They gave away everything – their cars, clothing, jewellery, furniture, and electronics, along with their three businesses. They then set out on the adventure of a lifetime in search of wisdom, truth, and purpose with a young daughter. They were committed to seeking out people who lived truly authentic lives and finding out if the universe really did provide!
Have You Ever Wondered What Your Life Might Be Like If You Had The Courage To Face Your Fears?
Well this is what Geoff and Bessie did! They had no idea where their lives would lead. We’re told to “follow our hearts” but then get caught up paying the bills, dealing with stress, trying to fit in, and keeping up with the neighbours. After taking the plunge six years ago, Geoff and Bessie have learnt firsthand that “living Authentically, in Flow, is not only possible but ESSENTIAL! Geoff and Bessie believe that living Authentically is something most people are not seriously encouraged to do.
When asked about how it felt to let go of all her belongings and “stuff,” Bessie’s response was: “It was exhilarating, exciting and scary all at the same time. I knew it was my attachment to ‘stuff’ that was keeping me back from growth, travel and adventure. Truth was, I didn’t use most of it anyway. It just sat in my closet and on my shoe rack and looked pretty! Now, 6 years on, I still regularly give away and purge what I accumulate. I usually just wait for Flow to provide now, which it does in the most fascinating of ways. I can’t tell you the gratitude experienced when you let Flow do what it does best: provide for us.”
“Happiness was always ‘just around the corner.’ One more achievement, one more deal, a little more money. We had spent 15 years pursuing ‘meaning’ and ‘happiness’ through Goals, Fame, Self Empowerment, hard work and it seemed the more we ‘got’ the more we realized…….THIS ISN’T IT!” – Geoff Barker
Finding True Abundance
Bessie says the ‘Life Change Experiment’ and getting rid of everything “has been incredibly liberating. Obviously it’s not for everyone. But don’t be fooled, living in the Flow is definitely NOT living in lack. In fact in my experience, it is living in TRUE ABUNDANCE. The first real lesson for us with this experiment was in following our intuition – fearlessly!! That is the key to being able to get into the FLOW.”
So What’s Next for Geoff and Bessie?
Today the Life Change Experiment has evolved into a community of people who are interested in the heart and essence of living wholeheartedly and change. It is the missing link to lasting happiness and real fulfilment and for us it has become one grand adventure. Geoff and Bessie now live by the mission of following the Flow. They embrace life as it unfolds no matter what, and create space to help others find their real Authentic. Rather than a passive state of indecision, The Flow is the ultimate expression of purpose and being! It’s living who you are without compromise.
Geoff and Bessie invite you to join them on their quest…
Visit their site for more information: http://www.lessonsfromtheflow.com/