~ AWAKENING HUMANITY ~Sam Liebowitz, will discuss all types of topics to help you raise your awareness.
This week, on The Conscious Consultant Hour, Sam welcomes Conscious Filmmaker, Douglas Vermeeren.
Douglas Vermeeren is best known for his interviews of 400 of the world's top achievers and producing three of the top 10 personal development movies. (The Opus, The Gratitude Experiment and The Treasure Map). He's also a multiple internationally bestselling author, including his most recent book Personal Power Mastery.
Douglas gathers Bob Proctor, Denis Waitley, John Demartini, Joe Vitale, John Assaraf and Marie Diamond, to Go Deeply in the HOW of Personal Reality Creation in New Film "How Thoughts Become Things". How Thoughts Become Things has already set a record for viewership in the first 24 hours or release, surpassing even The Secret.
Stepping up to go deeper into the subject are many of the top "Law of Attraction" thought leaders in the world today-- Bob Proctor, Denis Waitley, John Demartini, Joe Vitale, John Assaraf, Marie Diamond, Travis Fox, Dr. Karen Perkins and others-many of whom appeared in film sensation The Secret.
This is the first time since that ground-breaking film that these questions have been explored in such detail. Not only does the film reveal the degree to which thoughts may influence our reality, How Thoughts Become Things also exposes several commonly held beliefs that are preventing many from creating the outcomes they most desire.
Sam begins the show with his weekly quotes from Abraham and the Universe about how important it is to tell someone how much they mean to you. Then he introduces a “conscious” filmmaker, Douglas Vermeeren. As a returning guest on the show, Sam asks Douglas to recap how he got into film-making. Douglas recounts that he started his career with film in the second grade. His new movie How Thoughts Become Things is the beginning of a conversation that we need to talk about. He met with 400 of the world top achievers and noticed a similar marker with every single one of them that haven't been talked about in the media world. The top “achievers” consistently had a similar track of thinking which he reveals in his movie.
Douglas says that thoughts are often misunderstood. Douglas says the “become” stage is the most important stage of changing. Everyone of us is born with a set of programming, there are certain values we are given, but we really become like the 5 people we spend the most time with. Our childhood does not have as much influence on your life as you may think, if we want to see our vibration rise, start hanging around with better people and start doing better things. Sam asks what it was like to work with these successful people, and Douglas says he chose people who have been teaching so long that they can do what they say in practice, but also articulate it well. He also says some people are good at marketing themselves and some aren't, so he searched for some diamonds in the rough.
Sam asks Douglas how thoughts DON”t become things, in other words, common misconceptions about success. Douglas says that your thoughts do not need to be perfect, in fact they often won’t be because our thoughts are reactionary. The pair also speak about toxic people and the two categories they fall under. The first kind is a complainer: they don't bring anything to the table. The other kind of toxic person is a critic:they generally show up with a correction, but are not always a good communicator. What they have to say may not sit well without you, even if sometimes what they have to say is helpful. This is different than a mentor - who can see things about you that you can’t and serves as a positive presence in your life. Another big mistake that people make when it comes to thought is that you have to do everything by yourself. Everything that has become successful was created by a team. A collective effort creates a greater end product because of the different perspectives that are brought to it.
Douglas did not want his self help movie become a “shelf help” movie. He wanted to produce an outcome, rather than just a product. Sam asks the relevance of the film in today’s world. He shares the story about an 11 year old boy who reached out to him to thank him about Douglas’ discussion on fear and how to conquer it. Autopilot is dangerous because eventually we will come to feel like we aren’t making progress.