What Have The 3 Principles Ever Done For Us?*
It was Sydney Banks who first formulated The Three Principles understanding in the early 70s, after a profound ‘enlightenment experience’. (Or so I’m told, I wasn’t there.)
It’s 2017, at time of writing, and this understanding – which also goes by the name of the Inside-Out understanding, Innate Health, Health Realization (and others I’m sure) – is slowly and not-so-slowly making a real, positive impact on the world (and on the human beings that live there)…
What Have The 3 Principles ‘Done’? Please Read On…
Yes, this page of mine aims to shine the smallest of lights on just how the three principles understanding is changing the world, one human being at a time. Namely, it will share with you what “the three principles understanding” have given us:
- 5 differences this understanding makes to being human (and at least 20 areas of being human it can impact)
- 3 definitive websites about the three principles to keep learning more
- 5 best-selling books about the three principles that you can read today
It will also share, perhaps controversially:
- 3 OTHER solutions to “world peace”, lest you be interested
As for a description of what the 3 Principles are, let me assume you’re already aware of it. But if you’re not let me point you to the most popular page on the SMNash.com blog – www.smnash.com/3-principles/
5 Differences This Understanding Makes to BEING HUMAN
And, lest I start speaking about things above my ‘pay grade’, as it were, I’ll speak directly about the difference this three principles understanding makes to the human being that is me (or the human beings that have been my clients)…
1. Anxiety, stress etc. seen as normal
Yes, my anxiety, depression, anger, fear, suicidal thoughts, feelings of overwhelm, sad feelings, happy feelings, all… None of these common human feelings and thoughts that I sometimes get to experience are now seen as a problem that I have to fix, anymore. Meaning I don’t have to do DO anything about it – how I’m feeling – other than to watch it and let it pass.
(There are days when I do this well, and days when I do not. But still. Normal.)
2. People are more fun, you are more fun
I get on and connect with people more. ALL people. Those that agree with me, those that don’t. I’m so much less afraid of difference, of the unknown, of experience even. Just like that, too – no effort. (And this is true of my clients who start to respond to their spouse or child or parent in a very different, more loving way, for no reason at all too.)
3. Spend more time in the here and now
I spend less time in my head (worrying). Less time in the (imaginary) past or future. I spend more time here, present and alert and alive. Again, there’s no effort to this mindful living, it’s natural.
4. It’s more okay to agree to disagree
Disagreements are just two or more people who see things differently, after all, or people who have different thoughts to each other or they give different meanings to those thoughts. This is pretty much the ONLY way the world is ever going to find peace, yeah!
5. It’s more okay to make mistakes
Making mistakes is pretty much built into being human, you know that!
And ALL of this happens naturally, with no need for self-help techniques, or mantras or practices. ALL that is required is an understanding of the Inside-Out nature of the human experience.
The Three Principles Understanding and Being Human
Now let’s look at this small list of human behaviours, concerns and opportuntities, shall we. Yes, the three principles understanding helps with the following 20+ areas of human life…
Just a little of what it means to be a human being, then…
THREE PRINCIPLES UNDERSTANDING NOTE:
This three principles understanding is not really about understanding the 3 Principles at all – i.e. the Principle of Mind (Aliveness/Source), the Principle of Consciousness (Awareness/3D Special Effects department) and the Principle of Thought (Missing Link/Experience).
Rather, understanding the three principles points you within, helps you see that it is YOU that is creating your experience of life and no-one else. And it is that ‘seeing’ (that understanding) that transforms a human being.
- Less ego (fear, wanting to control, me-me-me…).
- More love (trust, okayness, all-all-all…).
- Just like that.
The Three Principles Understanding: 3 More Differences
Let’s take a look at these 3 Principles in a little more detail, and a little more generally, to better describe how your life (and mine) can be different right now. Once you understand how the 3 Principles create your experience of reality each and every moment…
- You know to put your trust in Something Greater Than You
So where does inspiration come from, and insight, and ideas? What is ‘out of the blue’? Why does thinking and thinking and thinking about something never end up helping? [ Principle of Mind: The source of everything ]
- You know that sometimes you see it and sometimes you don’t
Sometimes you can’t see the wood from the trees, whilst other days you’re able to put everything in perspective (and nothing bothers you, because you know it’s nothing personal and stuff just happens). [ Principle of Consciousness: Awareness, noticing ]
- You know not to believe what you’re thinking (or feeling)
You know you never have to believe in what you think (or feel), because you know that another thought (feeling) is coming soon… always, even when it feels like it isn’t. (You stop using words like ‘SHOULD’ and ‘have to’ and ‘must’.) [ Principle of Thought: How you experience life ]
Now this is NOT a definitive list of delights awaiting the human being exposed to the three principles understanding. Every human being is affected differently, because every human being sees the world differently. (It’s not called Separate Realities for nothing, y’know.) Anyway, for 20 or so ways my life’s improved, see my thoughts about feelings videos. Or you could just read my how I am happier blog post.
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The Best 3 Websites To Keep Learning MORE
Okay, so ‘best’ is in the eye of the beholder. That, I hope is a given. (And another practical example of the three principles understanding in action, you could say!)
But I chose these 3 websites because of the size and inclusiveness of their offerings, more than anything. Many blog posts, and even more videos – from pretty much ALL of the leading ‘sharers’ of this 3 principles understanding.
On pretty much every experience of being human and making a difference.
So if you start/continue your three principles journey here, you won’t go far wrong:
The Three Principles Global Community
3 Principles ‘membership site’ containing free and paid for resources
Perhaps the most extensive collection of three principles videos anywhere!
(NOTE: this free-to-download no-email-required One Page Guide to Three Principles resources (of mine, I created it) has a fuller list of helpful blogs and websites.)
Best-Selling Books on The Three Principles
- The Inside-Out Revolution by Michael Neill
A simple, general introduction to the Inside-Out Understanding, and for me the best book I’ve read on the three principles. (I got trained by Michael Neill in his Supercoach Academy coach training in 2014. But he didn’t pay me to write this. I wish! 😉 )
Book: Amazon.com or Amazon UK
Website: www.supercoach.com & www.michaelneill.org
- The Little Book of Clarity by Jamie Smart
Easy-to-read book that looks at the principles behind clarity, with a gentle focus on business
Book: Amazon.com or Amazon UK
- Invisible Power: Insight Principles at Work by Manning, Charbit & Krot
Includes powerful examples of how this understanding can be ‘utilised’ in all kinds of hard-nosed businesses and industries
Book: Amazon.com or Amazon UK
- The Relationship Handbook by Dr George Pransky
A quite wonderful book about the almost counter-intuitive simplicity of relationships, which has the 3 principles understanding at its core.
Book: Amazon.com or Amazon UK
- One Thought Changes Everything by Mara Gleason
I have yet to read this book, but it’s written by a prominent 3 Principles practitioner and founder of the One Thought Insitute and The One Solution Initiative
And you can find popular books about the three principles on Amazon, from the 5 authors below:
- Sydney Banks: Amazon.com | Amazon UK
- Jack Pransky: Amazon.com | Amazon UK
- Garret Kramer: Amazon.com | Amazon UK
- Dr Amy Johnson: Amazon.com | Amazon UK
- Mary Schiller: Amazon.com | Amazon UK
And What About Other “Solutions” Out There, Steve?
Yes, the three principles is not the only pointer to the truth – the truth that sets us free, free from what our thinking (and feelings) tell us to believe.
There are other human beings out there, making a difference, other teachings that are waking people up.
For me, the three principles understanding is the simplest, most effective articulation of how life works (from the Inside-Out). But I include the following resources out of completeness sake.
NOTE: ALL still rely on the human being, and what they make of what they’re pointed to. It’s US that cause our problems – just ALL of ’em – and so it’s US that can make them vanish, too…
3 OTHER solutions to “world peace”, lest you be interested
- Byron Katie and The Work – The Work is a powerful inquiry that disarms your thinking, and puts you at the centre of the world you create. E.g. I’m agry with Donald Trump because he frightens me
- Spiritual / non-duality teachings from the likes of Jeff Foster, Mooji, Eckart Tolle, Rupert Spira, Unmani…
- Other “healing modalities” like Hooponopono, Access Consciousness
(*) And NOW For Something Completely Different (Almost)
- What Have The “Three Principles” Ever Done For Us?
Those of a certain age, and a certain interest in British quirky comedy, may immediately recognise the structure of this not-so-rhetorical question. And I’m guessing you’ll be smiling or even chuckling to yourselves right now.
Whilst non-plussed others might need to watch this video, taken from Monty Python’s Life of Brian (with the related question in that rather marvellous, irreverent and silly film being, “What have the Romans ever done for us?”).
Any-way, and there is a point to this “one last morcel” about the three principles I promise, this Pythonesque question also prompted these 3 rather obvious variants:
- What has thinking [Thought Principle] ever done for us?
- What has consciousness [Consciousness Principle] ever done for us?
- And what has aliveness [Mind Principle] ever done for us?
That’s it. Exit me, stage left. Back to you… and your experience of the three principles.
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