The Need & Desire To Be Right

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As I brushed my teeth, pondering if I am holding my toothbrush in the right way (I know, as I’ve said in the past, I get my inspirations from the weirdest of places), I started to think about being right, and the fact that I want to be right.

Not right in the ‘I’m right you’re wrong’ sense, but right in that I always want to share right and true information with people.  Right processes, right theories, right transformational techniques.  And then I got to thinking that none of us in this quantum soup called life can really know what is right.

Earthwise by Astronaut William Anders - Apollo 8

Earthwise by Astronaut William Anders – Apollo 8

None of us are fully party to the grand plan, or even know for sure whether this is such a thing.  None of know with absolute certainly when it comes to personal development and things affecting the mind and brain what is absolutely and categorically true.

A friend of mine, Art Giser talks about having a ‘belief du jour’ meaning a belief of or for the day.  What I believe he means by this is that what he is sharing is what he believes today, based on what he knows and understands today.  That belief, when more is revealed, might very well change tomorrow or the day after.

Art Giser, Creator of Energetic NLP

Art Giser, Creator of Energetic NLP

Many people speak with more authority than others, they speak with louder voices, they speak with more conviction, they speak from a bigger platform, they speak to wider audiences or have more followers, but does that make them any more right than the man or woman sitting quietly in the cafe who is only followed by their loving and devoted pet dog?  No, I don’t think so.

I am realising that my wanting to be right has, as was highlighted to me during what is now seeming to be an epic 2-minutes of tooth brushing, does hold me back in some respects.

What do I mean by that?  Let me explain.

Despite the awesome, mind blowing, and very accurate results that my clients report back to me I still find myself wondering if this ‘Angel card reading lark’ is really true.

Marilyn Devonish Advanced Angel Card Reader Certification with Doreen Virtue

Marilyn Devonish Advanced Angel Card Reader Certification with Doreen Virtue

Even though people’s jaws often hit the floor when I take them through their Soul Plan Readings I still wonder if a few numbers and characters and squiggles on a chart can really be ‘right’ and that accurate an insight into what someone is here to do on this earth.

Soul Plan Reports by Marilyn Devonish

Soul Plan Reports by Marilyn Devonish

With a solid 13 years of Hypnosis, and NLP and Time Line Therapy™ behind me I have wondered in the past if it’s really true or is it an elaborate case of smoke and mirrors where the belief is that people’s lives will dramatically change and so they do?

These random thoughts have been fleeting, however they have been there.  I think they have been bubbling under the surface today as I embark on pre-launching my new TranceFormation™ Programme to my list.

Am I sure it will be as powerful as I expect it to be?  No.

Do I think it will follow in the same vein as the powerhouse of change and transformation that I’ve been lucky and privileged enough to deliver over the past 13 or so years?  Yes.

Emperors new clothes

Emperors new clothes

I never want to be what used to be called back in the day a Snake Oil Salesman.  I never want to present the Emperor’s new clothes.  I want to be authentic and real and add value to peoples’ lives.  And given that we can maybe never truly know what is truly real, and right, for me at least, I think a decision has to be made to stand by sharing what I believe to be helpful, and be OK with learning more in the future which might change my mind, perspective, or approach.


The Magic Programme with Marilyn Devonish

The Magic Programme with Marilyn Devonish

I had a dream one night, well actually on 3 consecutive nights, that led to me creating my Magic Programme.  Within 7 days of launching the first 28-Day Magic Programme back in February 2013 it had far exceeded my wildest expectations and has continued to do so each time I have run it.  So I know that the fleeting thoughts about being right are not enough to stand in my way, they do however surface every once in a while to provide food for thought.

I am just about to wash my face so and have a bath so I can only begin to imagine what thoughts I come up with next!

Marilyn Devonish, Founder of

Marilyn Devonish, Founder of



Marilyn Devonish is an observer of life, a TranceFormational Change Coach, and the Founder of, a Training and Coaching organisation committed to helping those that are ready achieve lasting transformation and change in both their business and personal lives.

Her new TranceFormation Programme launches in January 2014.  If you are interested in a part-scholarship place or in joining the full programme go to:  


About the Author:

Marilyn Devonish has been described as the UK equivalent of Oprah Winfrey, Marianne Williamson, Anthony Robbins, a dash of Doreen Virtue, and the trio from Charmed all rolled into one. I (Marilyn Devonish) have admit that was too big of a statement for me to own, but I equally admit that I do like the sound of it and it did make me smile. Marilyn Devonish - Herself since Year 2000.

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