My Search to Redefine Myself!
Dear Donald Carty
I am grateful for the synchronicity that brought us together. My search to redefine myself led me to many and finally to you. It was inexplicable, but I knew the student was ready and the teacher appeared.
I had six sessions of coaching that literally blew my mind. My previous self was anxious, agitated and angry owing to my inability to get my spinning wheels to grip and propel me forward to the life I wish for myself.
You brought me to several areas of awareness that made the wheels begin to grip. The three most important “Aha” moments (and there were at least a dozen that surfaced during our coaching sessions) were:
- Your edict that to succeed requires my focus to be on steady progress rather than perfection. I was chasing perfection at the expense of progress, so my wheels were constantly spinning but not gripping.
- The revelation of my shortcomings in the areas affecting the quality of my life. I would have been hard pressed to come up with one-half of the 100 questions in the ten categories. The actual questions asked are so phrased that they can be used as affirmations when working on my shortcomings!
- My recognition that I could superimpose your ‘Aha’ formula (Trigger + Thought = Feeling) onto a ‘Responsibility’ formula (Event + Response = Outcome) and realize that they are the same, except that the ‘Aha’ formula is at the micro level and the ‘Responsibility’ formula is at the macro level. I now translate circumstances in my life using the more appropriate formula!
Thank you for the work you have done with me. Your constant reassurance, encouragement and reference to additional resources on your or some other site demonstrated your commitment to help me succeed. Your scholarship and your deep understanding of spirituality helped me to grasp the relationship between myself and the universe, including the first cause of all, the Universal Mind.
In just six sessions with you I am now calm, fearless and affable. I look to the future no longer with foreboding but with self-assurance, knowing that I am on the path to the success I deserve. I have found myself to be a much more positive person, more confident, and I know I can achieve anything because you have instilled in me that I have everything I need to succeed within me.
Thank you again, Donald, for your time, patience and understanding. You have over-delivered for you gave far more value than what I paid. I am the beneficiary of your magnificence and I am grateful. I will be more than happy to extol your virtues as a coach/mentor to my friends, family and anyone who will listen to me.
P.S. I hope your dad is mending well and quickly.
At a Crossroads in My Life!
I am at a crossroads in my life and I rediscovered your site which I had bookmarked some time ago. I feel I am ready for a career change and it seems rather daunting and far off. However, just the short visit to your website has given me new inspiration and I am getting fully involved in my "transformation". It is also a desire of mine to share the greatness of your work with others. (I have some computer skills that need honing, first.)
Again, thanks for living your life's work and extending it to others.
Hope, Clarity and Peace !
AMAZING!! I see the world differently after having worked with Donald Carty! Hope, clarity and peace are now mine, and I feel unstoppable thanks to him! During our “walk” together, Donald gave so unselfishly of his time, wisdom and talents. He truly cares about helping people and making the world a better place. I highly recommend his services and the Personal Development Institute to anyone with the desire to better themselves. Thank you Donald, from the bottom of my heart! Tracy M. Los Angeles CA
"Overall, I have to acknowledge, 'Awaken' has deeply impacted the way in which I see others and the way in which I see myself. Most of all I feel more connected because I now can let go of things that have no place in my future happiness. I thank you, Donald and "Awaken" for playing that special role in my life and for helping me to see I am capable of changing 'that which I fear most'". -Jacqueline G, Burton NB
In the Big Picture way!
Donald, the experience changed me and how I see the world in a good way. The word "Awaken" truly does best describe the experience. I needed to be awakened. It's a really great feeling knowing that you have more control on your life than you ever imagined and in knowing that you have the tools to handle whatever else comes your way and learning the value of life's lessons in the big picture way! Mary M. Oromocto NB
All things are One!
"Those who are touched by an inspirational idea and allow it to take charge and dominate their thoughts find new vistas open to them. The illuminating effect of Donald Gordon Carty’s awaken contains a catalyst that has motivated and guided men and women throughout the ages, and can serve as a source of inspiration as you listen, contemplate and experience. The cumulative effect represents the words and experience of poets, prophets, writers, and gurus who express one common knowing, that being that "all things are One." -K.C Atlanta GA,
Touched and Changed!
Donald. Thank you so much for Developing such an insightful course into the depths of human spiritualism. It has been my absolute pleasure to be included and welcomed into such a lovely course. From the “emotional-felt fibers” within – I truly have been touched and changed by this experience and I thank you. -Jackie G. Chicago IL
Cut through the B.S.!
Donald radiates love and compassion, yet he is also very realistic about the present. He is able to see things from many perspectives AND cut through the B.S. By talking with them, he gets others to see THEIR strengths and recognize the real issue(s). I often ask myself, 'What would Donald do/think/see in this situation?- Pauline S., Winnipeg, MB
Life has only Begun!
This course (awaken) has changed my life Forever. I was awakened by every aspect a person can be. I was sinking into the abyss. Lucky for me, I was rescued by Donald Carty who showed me that my life has only begun. I had lost valuables but I am finding things slowly that were very valuable. I just have to let them come back to me in time and not stir up the ocean floor so I don’t loose them forever. You are one of my Top 5 people and will remain there forever, thanks for finding me and helping me to realize how much Life I have to live. LOTS Thanks Donald" -Marianne W, Oromocto, NB
Excellent Skills in Group Facilitation!
Donald, I know this letter is long over due but I was determined to let you know how much we at Broward Community College, appreciated your expertise in facilitating your workshop. Your excellent skills in group facilitation created an atmosphere where the students and faculty felt comfortable in expressing their personal experiences. As a result of the success of the initial workshop, we are planning more sessions. Until then, I would like to again say "THANK YOU" and keep up the good work!!" –D. Cleveland, Hollywood, Florida
On Top of The Mountain!
Dear Donald. I want to take a few moments to let you know how much I enjoyed the coaching with you. As you know, when I started I had a VERY low self-esteem and when I finished I was on top of the mountain. My manager has noticed a major change in not only my work habits, but also my personality and the confidence that I now display. Donald this has been the best thing I have done. I everyone could go through coaching and listen, they would be a much better person also. Thank You so Much. - Barbara M., Waco, Texas
An Exciting Flash of Insight!
Dear Donald. I want you to know that yesterday morning, I had an exciting flash of insight. I suddenly realized that I have been experiencing resistance to "Your Personal Road Map for Success” because I have felt that I have to be a slave to it. It appears at first glance to take a great investment of time, which takes me away from all the myriad of important things I have to do. Yesterday I realized there is an irony here-maybe even a dichotomy. Rather than me becoming a slave to a program, what you are offering is a high return on investment. When I use the tools, I become the one in control!! This reminds me of an old hymn, 'Make me a captive, Lord, and then I will be free.' I have to confess that I have a long way to go in submitting to all the disciplines. However, I have already begun to see results from the time I have been devoted to it. It’s going to be worth the effort. In Christ's love. - Frankie R., Little Rock, Arkansas
Touches One Very Personally!
Dear Donald. After completing several self help and management training courses, I have found that your Personal Coaching is head and shoulders above the rest. I recommend that anyone searching for the one method that touches one very personally, give this one a try. The help that you have given me has proved to be invaluable. - James M., Toronto, Canada
The Quality of Methods!
Dear Donald, This letter is to let you know that your coaching was excellent. The quality of your methods crystallized for me a motivational approach for my salespeople to increase the area of their production.- Joseph A., St. Louis, Missouri
The Expanding Presence of Creativity!
Donald Gordon Carty offers a unique glimpse & perspective to the inner workings & mind of man. His work is a wealth of passion, Spirit & knowledge. The ever expanding presence of creativity works through D. G. C.. Take a moment & let the power of his work draw you into a new reality.- United Global Artists, London, England
Inspires Our Interest!
We are a non-profit status serving as outreach mission and Spiritual consultation. We believe your Personal Development Institute can inspire our interest in furthering our helping others by adding on the tools of Spiritual Coaching" Ministers L. & P. Morgan - USA
One More Faith Community!
Donald. We already have six churches interested in examining our program and hope for many more. Each church that considers our material will be one more faith community that becomes aware of the good work you are doing.
We want to make sure that you approve of what we
are doing. I am sending three Word documents that will show you how we
intend to refer people to your site and information. We understand that we
are only scratching the surface of what you offer, but churches and
participants will have the opportunity to network with you. If it looks OK to
you we would like written permission to send participants in the CABLE Network
program to your website and to help them take advantage of the great
information and resources that you are providing. Thank you for the good work you
are doing, Michael M - Faith UMC Ohio.
Hello Donald, you are the real deal, the work you are doing is no joke, I'm a 47 year old young black man, always reaching for the power within. You are a true inspiration of what I'm becoming. I was just thinking, that I didn't have anybody that I truly wanted to be like, well Donald, you're the one. keep up the good work, and look for me and my wife's support. All the power and greatness to you. Rob D.
Not the Mold America Sees!
Donald, I again want to express how proud I am of you and your freedom to live the way you manifested. You are definetly not the mold America sees. One by one we are seeing the light and you atre paving the way for your children/grand/great grand and the future generations to be simply free to make choices. Thank God for you brother! Mary W. US Mil.
In the Midst of the Darkest Time!
Donald, this was posted on a blog in response to a question. thought you would like to know that your work is appreciated my many.
"Just about this time last year - I was in a place very much like you're describing. Discouraged, frightened, disappointed in, and at times angry with, myself and my seeming inability to "fix' things.
Literally everything seemed to go "wrong" all at once. Although, in truth, my life had been building in that direction for quite a long time. I just kept applying patches and band-aids and moving forward - or so I thought.
In the midst of the darkest time, I found the following on the net - and began listening to it every night. It was both lullaby and my nightly prayer ritual - and the onlyt way I could fall asleep.
One morning I realized I had 'forgotten' to listen to it - and in that moment I knew the storm had passed - and i was going to be just fine."
Much Love - Satsuma
A Peaceful moving Experience!
I just had to tell you something. Yesterday was a little overwhelming for me and so I knew I needed to depressurize so I played your CD "For the Rest of You Life"... while I relaxed in the tub. It was such a peaceful moving experience. You are such a gifted peaceful, spirit Donald.
Your voice and more importantly what you said made me and probably everyone else who listens to it feel great comfort and peacefulness. We so need to be reminded to keep things in our life in the right perspective... it's not all about me or anyone else for that matter... it's the big picture that's important.
Thank you for this wonderful gift. If possible I would live to purchase some copies of this to give to some people I love dearly.
Hope you and your family are well and happy.
So my Kids can Benefit Also!
Just wanted to send you a note to say that I found your podcast yesterday titled "Beyond Belief-a New Reality" and thought it was very good! I have listened to Wallace Wattles – The Science of Getting Rich before a few times (separate from your podcast in the last 9 years) and it reminded me some of his stuff which I liked a lot. It was refreshing to hear you speak, in a manner that reminded me of his speaking style and ideas, in some of your message.
Just wanted to send you a “thank you” for putting your free podcast on the web so people can benefit from the message. I plan to play the podcast I just listened to for my three sons at breakfast, so over a period of time as the opportunity arises, so they can benefit also. Incidentally I think I played Wallace Wattles – The Science of Getting Rich for them before too, so you are in good company. My kids are 8, 10, & 12.
I will now look forward to listening to the rest of your podcast series that I found on itunes.
Thanks again and have a super week!
Found a Missing Treasure!
Donald, I have found a missing treasure. My name is best azuka ossai am from Africa Nigeria.How do you get such a wonderful wit of inspiration? My life was touch by your three minutes podcast message on children and meditation. Please I need to be coach. Thank you.
I am Worth 100 Times More that I think I am!
I wouldn't want to say this around the other girls who took the course with me, but I feel like the WINNER. Maybe they do too, I don't know. I guess I just needed a kick in the pants to get me motivated to do something that I had been contemplating for a year or so.
I don't mean to say that your course is "like a kick in the pants", but without your motivation and reading material, I don't think that I would have come to know this:
1) I am worth 100 times more than I think I am
(how I wish that everyone felt this way)
2) I will always try to be pleasant (when I think about it, I haven't had any disagreements with my husband throughout this whole course. That's worth way more than the $389)
3) In learning about myself, I have noticed changes in the others around me (bonus).
4) I now have material that I can use to help my friend, Margaret, hopefully to see that she is worth 100 times more than she thinks she is.
5) You can never have enough friends. I gained another 6 over the past 2 months.
I asked my daughter if she had anything to say about me being in the course. She said that I am less "naggy" now. If that was all I got out of this course, it would have been worth it to her. My husband said that he was "proud of me". Like I said, he is not the most sensitive man, or the most supportive, but in this case, he has been talking about me to his friends, promoting my business.
I would just like to say Thank you Donald for all of your time and committment to us girls. I think I say for all of us that we are all better off for having taken this "Awaken" course from you.
Kelly A. R.
A Wonderful and Worthwhile Course!
A letter written to the Sponsor of an Event
Mr Bill J.,
The object of this letter is to inform you of my experience with the Cinema Circle course called Awaken, held for 8 weeks of Mar-April/.
Having just completed the course, I couldn't postpone my experience and thoughts, for fear that the lack of writing to you, would hinder it's existence for future planning.
Some words, I feel that describe the course, would be: enlightening, powerful, soul searching, emotional, developmental, analytical, interactive, challenging, rewarding, relaxing and embracing. Although that seems like a mouthful, I can assure you it was difficult for me to eliminate 12 other descriptive words which held deep meaning.
I've attended numerous courses, which were taught by a wide degree of persons, about a number of human development and self awareness, but none held the depth of meaning as the "Awaken" course.
Donald Cartyhas something to be very proud of achieving. He was meant to do this work! Oh yes - his planning and pre-planning were well thought through. His people skills are remarkably considerate and kind - to a degree of selflessness. Just a wonderful person, inside and out.
Self transformation happens immediately with a course like this, and an instructor like Donald. There is just no denying the feelings that happen within one's self. I would (if I could) recommend this course to be held as part of all High Schools Curriculum, Pre-marital Planning, Workplace Seminars and all Human Relation planning. It truly is THAT powerful.
For myself, personally, I have "Awakened" to a
new start and a fresh way of looking at the world in which I live. I am
so blessed to have been afforded the opportunity to attend. I met new
friends, so wonderful and individual in their own right – and the connection is
very real and alive! We've shared negative and positive emotions with
respect to and in respect of one another's
Lastly, Mr J....., I want to thank you for supporting such a wonderful and worthwhile course in Oromocto, through Leisure services. If this course is offered again in the Fall, I will certainly return to affirm my aspirations and inspirations. Many people have yet to experience the worthiness and value of attending a course of this caliber. Thank you.
With much appreciation,
My Personal Growth Experience Was Truly Amazing!
Dear Mr Donald Carty,
You absolutely "hit the nail on the head" with this wonderful course! Learning for me is not easy, just based on oral presentation alone. Teaching, through watching films, opened my enthusiasm and excitement once again. As they say,
"a picture is worth a thousand words" - well, because I learn best that way, it was priceless to me. Looking back, most of life's valuable lessons were all learned from observing things taking place in the world, not from listening, so much.
All my senses were brought alive. I felt rejuvenated, exhilarated, sympathetic, at peace, powerful, inspired, compassionate and so much more. My aura must have reached beyond the walls of the class building, for that's how great I felt during your classes. When I stop to consider everything about the Course individually, I am even more amazed. Your class students were incredible, weren't they? Everyone shared their emotions openly, without fear of being judged and they were all so giving, accepting and tolerant of one another's individualism. I did not want it to end.
The classroom was brought alive by the attendees, the films & the Instructor. I so much appreciated your non-expecting ways, your attention to detail - for the enormous amount of work you had prepared, and for your personal growth experiences which you shared with us. I know no one with a perfect life. "Life is WHY you choose to live it and HOW you choose to change it". Then, we can "awaken" to a new and start healing. It's like my folks always said, "you can't put the roof on before the foundation's built".
As a human being, I feel totally satisfied with the course material and presentation. My personal growth experience was truly amazing. I became more aware of how powerful I really am. I know I can step outside my boundaries, feeling comfortable and unafraid to face whatever's unknown. Goals are attainable by everyone who reaches out and tries.
My husband & I now share an "affirmation note" each morning, with a glass of orange juice, to which we give thanks and thought. Many affirmations are now embedded in my brain as a testament to the over whelming powers from which the Course left. Once again, I feel my whole body is now opened to a world of endless possibilities, in a more rich and rewarding way.
Overall, I have to acknowledge, "Awaken" has deeply impacted the way in which I see others and the way in which I see myself. Most of all I feel more connected because I now can let go of things that have no place in my future happiness. I thank you and "Awaken" for playing that special role in my life and for helping me to see I am capable of changing "that which I fear most".
I definitly look forward to attending the Fall Course. We must stay in touch. May you have a great summer.
May your energy heal you.
With Many Thanks,