Sounds great, doesn't it? It means she was a BK working on a BKWSU front service programme. [ Is being on a committee more important than washing the pots and handing out leaflets? I mean you could not put the latter on a CV, could you? ] And that she;Nikki de Carteret wrote:served prominently on the committees of international NGO projects. As one of the international coordinators of Global Cooperation for a Better World, a United Nations Peace Messenger Initiative (1988-1991), she was responsible for project design, training, and implementation of this program in 122 countries.
Yes, another BKWSU front.currently serves on the board of Living Values Education Canada.
Here are some simple practices that "work" for Nikki de Carteret, scion of some posh old Channel Island family and key person in the re-marketing of the BKWSU along with the early Julian Boles, Mike George and the likes [ allow me to make comments in italics ];
- • Getting up early in morning - BK Amrit Vela at 4 am?
• Loving what I do - hmmn ...
• Knowing my mission - Destroying Kali Yuga via Raja Yoga?
• Being connected to a network of people who are making a difference locally and globally - ah, the BKWSU
• Having a strong personal brand - how does that fit with egoless? But I guess it sells to corporate clients
• Dovetailing assignments - selling to corporate clients again?
• Being around people who tell me the truth - you have come to the right forum here Nikki, or do you mean the BKs?
• Silence - BK Raja Yoga meditation
It says elsewhere on Martha Stewart that she is a "consultant, lecturer, author, and facilitator" from Vancouver, British Columbia, and director of the Vancouver branch of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organization. Does "director" mean something different from centre-in-charge? Like she does not have to do the daily BK stuff, or is she stull a pukka BK Brahmin?
She writes that she ;
.came across women yogis who taught the ancient Raja Yoga of India
Well, that is not exactly true is it? BK Raja Yoga is not at all the same as the ancient Raja Yoga as taught by Patanjali, Vivekananda and so on. Basically, this is an outright lie, albeit white lie if you take on board - as she is is secretly saying - that BK Raja Yoga was taught 5,000 years ago and that 5,000 year is the longest and oldest ago that you can get. It is a typical romanticisation / historical re-write by a BKs that sounds so cool ...
She goes on to say ;
Does that mean with the BKs for some BK centre? It is vague but seems very worthy.She spends nearly five months of her year in the Middle East working specifically with Jordanian businessmen and women who play pivotal roles in affecting major change in education, business, and governmental reform.
Nikki de Carteret: http://www.soulpowerseminars.com/]Soul Power Seminars
Now this is a mixture of stuff she has done professionally spiced up by the oportunities doing service as a BK has given her. I would say that she is selling herself and services a little on the basis of what the BKWSU have given her too. The two seem very intertwined
Also ;Nikki de Carteret is an international corporate consultant, transitions facilitator, lecturer, and coach who specializes in management training, professional and personal development and strategic planning processes. Based in Vancouver, Canada, Nikki has worked and lectured in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Her clients include Fortune 500 companies, international agencies, governmental, and non-governmental organizations (NGO's). Nikki has organized and spoken at high-level dignitary and celebrity functions in New York, Washington, London, Athens, Amman, and at the United Nations. In January 2003 she co-facilitated a course in "Managing the Conflict Within" at the Justice Institute's Center for Conflict Resolution in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Since 1992 Nikki has worked in the Middle East, extensively in Jordan, with key catalysts involved in human development, education, business, and governmental reform. In 2001 she headed a team in the design and facilitation of the first Arab Regional Forum for Young Entrepreneurs sponsored by the European Union and the Young Entrepreneurs Association of Jordan. After September 11th, she facilitated a high-level dialogue among Arab business leaders sponsored by the Young Presidents Organization on "Building Bridges Across Cultures and Faiths."
Nikki began her career as a journalist and producer working with BBC TV in London. Later she worked as a freelance reporter for BBC World Service where she specialized in development and women's affairs and contributed to Radio 1's first documentary on AIDS. Nikki uses her media background to assist clients with their PR and corporate presentations.
She has also served prominently on the committees of international NGO projects. As one of the international coordinators of Global Cooperation for a Better World, a United Nations Peace Messenger Initiative (1988-1991), she was responsible for project design, training, and implementation of this program in 122 countries. Aspects of the training methodology were aligned to Appreciative Inquiry, a method for organizational transformation that Nikki now uses in some of her training.
Nikki currently serves on the board of Living Values Education Canada, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting values education among professionals working with children and youth.
Nikki is also one of a team of writers and compilers of Visions of a Better World - A United Nations Peace Messenger Publication, and articles that have appeared in several books. - BKWSU front book She has a Masters Degree from the Sorbonne.
Now let us be specific here, a BK Raja Yoga Practitioner. And she appears to adding in a few year prior because this year, here at the Mind Body and Soul exhibition lecture, she says 24 years which must be her BK Raja Yoga count; -Nikki’s own spiritual journey began when she took up meditation at the age of eighteen to find inner calm and balance. As a student in Paris she went through a dramatic ‘out of body experience’ and encounter with the Light that altered the course her life. Later while working as a researcher on a program for the BBC in London she came across women yogis who taught the ancient Raja Yoga of India. A meditation experience linked her back to the Light.
As a meditator with 27 years experience,
- * Are you being drained by people taking your energy?
• Do you have tools to do less and achieve more?
• What practices help you re-energize in times of chaos?
• Learn how to tap into spiritual intelligence and be 'in the flow'
From: nikkidecarteret.com. Her book is called "The Nine Keys to Soul Power" and is the usual mix of BK Gyan and New Age window dressing.soulpowerseminars.com
Nikki’s passion is to facilitate processes that help people to “ground” their spirituality in a way that becomes integral to their everyday living. Nikki does not advocate a quick route to spirituality, rather she encourages a lifetime deepening of self-awareness and soul appreciation.
Nikki’s professional and mystical journeys intersect in business, media, and spirituality. She works as a transitions consultant and coach to businesses, governmental organizations and non-profits focusing on management and personal development. She spends nearly five months of her year in the Middle East working specifically with Jordanian businessmen and women who play pivotal roles in affecting major change in education, business, and governmental reform. In March 2002 she witnessed first hand the emotional trauma of conflict as the citizens of Israel, Palestine and Jordan went through a collective outpouring of grief, anger, and fear. “During those days of extreme chaos I understood that words have no meaning,” she says. “There is nothing one can say to people in trauma. One can only be there and provide a supportive and loving presence.”
Since that experience Nikki has become fascinated with the ‘power of soul presence’ as a tool for personal and organizational transformation, especially in areas of conflict and stress.
Again, I think that it is presenting the usual BK thing of saying "God", so people have a positive image of what they are talking about Shiva.The following Nine Keys represent a summary of the wisdom of Soul Power. You can use these keys to unlock your own soul potential. Take time each day to reflect or mediate on one of the keys. Then be conscious of how you can make this spiritual wisdom a genuine part of your life.
- 1. Soul Power lies within you. It is the ultimate spiritual intelligence.
2. God is the Source of all spiritual power.
3. See the beauty in others. Behind the mask of each man, woman, and child lies a potentially powerful soul.
4. Tread lightly on this earth. Give love, respect, and kindness to all.
5. Your consciousness creates your reality.
6. Pay attention to everything you think and do. Like a boomerang your thoughts and actions will return to you.
7. Accept your challenges. They are lessons in disguise.
8. Trust in the process of life and all will be well.
9. Sit in silence and silence will teach you everything.
She even gets to advertise gigs at the BK Raja Yoga centre as part of book signing and speaking tours ;
With a nice bit of cross branding for BK musicians and marketeers called Bliss on her links page.September 14th, 2006, 7pm Global Cooperation House,
65 Pound Lane, London NW10, UK
Talk: “Love Who You Are, Love What You Do"
Ha! She even goes on to Copyright stuff like this "All rights reserved";
Soulpowerseminars weekly message. If someone has the time, go through the thoughts for the week - or is that weak? - and call Shiva's lawyer, he might have a good case to sue here! Seminars and retreats here ; Seminar details.Think of silence as the power of soul filling each action, each connection, with a loving and peaceful presence.
2006 © Soul Power. All Rights Reserved
That sort of sounds familiar to me too.MODULE 1 : UNDERSTANDING SOUL POWER (2-3 hours)
“Soul Power is the spiritual energy that comes from within, rooted in the essential self, and nurtured through one's unfolding relationship with the Divine. The heart of Soul Power reveals the spiritual journey to be a constant and evolving process of change and not a quick route to enlightenment.”