How long have you been doing the work you are doing and why do you call yourself an intuitive visionary?
I call myself an intuitive visionary because I see a potential in human beings hardly anyone knows anything about. I have been through a very long and truly challenging process. From it, I have come to understand what it takes to live with lasting freedom, peace, joy and happiness.
I have been involved in the self-improvement and personal transformation industry since the early 1990's. During the height of my career in 2005, a flash-knowing helped me realize that self-improvement does not bring about what I call True Freedom. I describe this understanding in my unBookTrue Freedom versus Self-Improvement.You can read the first 100 pages free by clicking here.
Self-improvement, as the term implies, improves the personal self. The goal is to make the personal self into a more positive, better functioning, happier self by transforming negative aspects into positive ones. However, True Freedom will not be reached this way. Your true Self, your real YOU, your powerful Essence, which is the source of true peace and happiness remains hidden and trapped, now simply behind positive thoughts and emotions.
How did you come to this revolutionary realization?
To answer this question, I must start at the beginning. Ever since I was a small child, I lived with extreme anger, anxiety and severe depression. When I was 28-years-old, I had an awakening. In an instant, the misery I had lived with all my life vanished as if it never existed. I felt alive, vibrant and truly happy for the first time in my life. I had no idea a person could feel this good. Miraculously, I no longer functioned from my usual negative “me”. This delightful way of being, which I call True Freedom, lasted four weeks. Then, my depressive self resurfaced and took over again. However, now I knew that a whole other way of living life was possible. I vowed I would not rest until I regained this delightful state of being and live from it for the rest of my life.
The vow that changed everything
After I made this promise to myself, my life took a completely unforeseen turn. I began to explore ways in which I could release deeply held, lifelong negativity in the quickest manner possible. Thus, my career in the field of personal growth and transformation began in the early 1990’s when I learned Brain Gym®. Brain Gym® is an incredibly helpful healing method that allowed me to effectively assist ADD, ADHD and emotionally troubled children.
However, it was Bert Hellinger’s trans-generational healing approach calledFamily Constellations, which I studied in the mid 1990s that generated the most amazing results not only in my own life but also in the lives of my clients. In as little as one session, I was able to help people release challenges they carried their whole life. It was incredibly rewarding to free my clients of their unconscious entanglements with trauma and suffering that had been passed down to them from their family members and ancestors as inherited family legacies.
A shocking revelation
To me, Family Constellation Work was like a super highway that offered a fast track to True Freedom. But in December 2005, the above mentioned flash-knowing showed me that the human vessel is devoid of a personal self. When I realized this truth, even though I did not understand its revolutionary meaning at the time, it made my professional work instantly inconsequential. Additionally, the flash-knowing also revealed that self-improvement is a never-ending enterprise. At the level of the personal self, True Freedom cannot happen. My own integrity would not allow me to continue my work, since I now knew that it would not facilitate True Freedom for people. Right then there, I closed the doors to my business without a moment’s consideration of what this might mean to my future and me. I simply walked away from my profession and the life I had built for a decade and a half.
The Liberation Process - an unknown phenomenon
What transpired after this has been the ride of a lifetime. You will find a brief description of it in my unBook True Freedom versus Self-Improvement. You can read the first 100 pages free by clicking here. For now, I will share with you just a brief synopsis.
Within six months, an incomprehensible deconstruction process ensued that freed me of most of my personal self’s makeup. The previously sturdy sense of Margot Ridler became ever more flimsy. Its many thoughts, beliefs, ideas, concepts, values and meanings collapsed and eventually were no more. Additionally, the ability to remain plugged into our regular Western lifestyle became impossible. Within a short few months, I was rendered homeless and almost penniless.
Having my personal self and stable life disassembled made absolutely no sense. During all the years of my professional studies in the personal transformation arena, I never heard or read anything about this happening to anyone. I began calling this freeing-up movement the Liberation Process.
In 2007, after having endured two years in utter bewilderment because I had no idea why all this deconstruction and loss had occurred, I came upon some fascinating material online. From it, I understood that what I had been undergoing is traditionally called the spiritual awakening journey. I was in the process of uncovering my true, essential, immortal nature. I was on a path that would eventually allow me to recognize my true Self, the Self that exists beyond the personal self. I was also learning how to live from this Self, from its guidance, instead of the habitual and automatic programming of my personal self. The reason I had such a difficult time with this process is, like most people, I had no clue about any of it. Our current scientific model that teaches us what a human beings is provides no reference for a Self that exists beyond the personal self.
When we live from our true, essential Self, all the normal fears, worries and uncertainties are not activated. No mental chatter is going on. No anxieties about how to survive or what to do with one’s life plagues one. No confusion about anything surfaces. Instead, vital aliveness, immense joy, inner calm and being truly present to each moment are experienced. For me, I also began having a bird’s eye view that allowed me to notice intricate aspects about life of which I would not have been conscious before.
When our minds are busy with non-stop mental chatter and our emotions are running wild with fears, needs, hopes, wishes, longings, likes and dislikes, our true Self is trapped. We cannot take accurate notice of what is happening in our life, or set appropriate goals and intentions. Our perceptions, beliefs and experiences will all be biased and muddled – and not, neutral, clear and free. Can you see how this might be true?
Spiritual Enlightenment - the ultimate goal of human beings
Then, in November 2009, at the age forty-seven, my twenty-year search to reach True Freedom came to an end. The veil of perception lifted. I was able to see directly the dual reality of our world, which traditionally is called the moment of Spiritual Awakening or Enlightenment. In that instant, I saw the underlying, invisible, formless foundation of our physical world, including my own personal self. It was the ultimate "Aha!" moment, which I had been after since I was twenty-eight years old.
Sharing what I learned and helping others
Since 2012, I have dedicated my life anew. I am offering Constellation Work again because I have come to understand its amazing value in the awakening process. After all, it was Constellation Work that assisted me in my awakening and I can clearly see now how it can help others as well. My work now supports people, not in improving, but in deconstructing the four levels of their programmed self (see unBook for details) so that their true Self, their essential nature, has the ability to shine forth and express itself freely.
There are three ways you can work with me, learn from me, get inspired by me and also be challenged by me to step beyond your automatic, habitual, inherited programming so that you can find True Freedom in your life.
One, if you seek direct, extended, one on one contact with me, which will facilitate the most profound changes for you because I am available daily to provide counsel, support and guidance, my intensive signature program might be right for you: Change your Life in 42 Days: A System For Releasing Trans-Generational Programming – Your Fast Track To True Freedom. For details click here.
Two, if you would like to participate in a workshop I am facilitating, Ancestral Healing Workshops are scheduled at various times and locations. For details click here.
Three, if you are interested in my journey, all that I learned and experienced, the insights I gained and the understanding I now have, then the one of a kind educational member-only platform True Freedom versus Personal Transformation might be a perfect fit for you. On this platform, in addition to all the published material, I am also available to personally answer questions in the Q & A sections. This Q & A section will be available throughout the end of 2019. For details click here.