Welcome, I'm Peter Williams,
and for the past 10 years,
I've been connecting with thousands of people
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Welcome back to another episode of the inna powa podcast.
This episode, episode five, we're going to be talking about letting go to create space.
So naturally, after our lovely conversation with Sarah Wiseman in the last episode, we
covered an absolutely amazing array of topics.
And so many of them are pertinent.
And I really, again, wanted to follow on and really kind of hammer home some of those beautiful
anecdotes and some of the real pearls of wisdom that came out of that chat with her. If you
didn't get a chance or you haven't listened to that, that's episode four, it'll be there
in the link in the show notes. Please go and check it out. It's lovely listening to her.
I love her story of finding herself and finding that path. I just love it. And because I'm
a very visual person, because of the work that I do, it's just like I really get in
and I can feel where she's going. And I am absolutely in awe and inspired by where she
has taken it. But some of the great things that came out of the conversation with her
and I think one of the first ones and I just want to touch on was letting go of identity.
This is huge and this is really where it comes down to and it's the thing that we really
do have to let go of and to you know everything that we're building up and all the episodes
that we talked about so far. This is a big part for anyone who's listening or following
me on my journey is in that growth you again you still have to let go. We touched a little
bit of this in episode three, but you know, Sarah, you know, really shone a massive spotlight
on it in her chat with her and about how she was looking to be this chick flick novelist
and writing and was burst down into tears.
It's just like, I love that story and then found a path and that connection with herself.
And of course for mine is myself as well.
Like, you know, being a teacher by trade, I was doing everything right at the time or
what I call by society's terms, I was doing everything right.
And it was more about like, you know, married, expecting our first child.
We thought, okay, well, you know, our jobs aren't going to provide us with the income/lifestyle
that we desire and what we're dreaming of.
So therefore we're like, well, we've got to make a move.
So my wife and I with my best mate, Tim, at the time, we started a school and we were
kind of working at that and we had a good plan.
We did everything.
We had the five-year business plan.
We put the money.
We're going at it, you know, gun-ho.
And then it was just nature and universe had spoken and it was, it was the tragic space
and day of March 11, 2011.
Something that of course I'll never forget and so many other people will not.
And that was the day of the Fukushima earthquake.
It was huge.
It was there and yes, I was there.
My wife was there.
Very, very scary times.
And the thing is, is like we're right smack bang in the middle of it.
We had the big nine points, there were earthquake.
We had the tsunami, which is just the destruction and the power of that is beyond measure, collecting
over thousands of kilometers of coastline.
Many, many people passed away.
Many people were still missing, assumed passed away.
But then of course, the other thing too is radiation.
We honestly got the trifecta and that was the thing.
So for those who don't know the story, that was the absolutely defining moment for me,
no different to Sarah, in having to make that change.
So we literally had to evacuate because our house, Kanoko, my wife at the time was 37
weeks pregnant, so three weeks from the due date.
And we had to evacuate.
I got the call, even though it is in Japan, I got the call from the Australian government
saying, "We've got you listed as being in the hot zone.
You really need to get out."
And by that point, it was like three or four days after the earthquake and the nuclear
power plant was in meltdown.
We had already made the decision by then to leave because our house is only 60 kilometers from the power plant
And my workplace was even closer was 30 kilometers from the power plant
So we had to make a very quick decision to evacuate but it just kind of forced our hand on everything. We had to
Just move forward. There was not a lot of time to think there was not a lot of time to
Procrastinate it was decision-making time and it was like we have to go
Of course, we discussed it and we made that move
It was interesting. We came back to Australia and in that point
I was very lucky because I came back and being interested in this from such a young age
and I've had a lot of sessions and readings myself over the years and
I had found a particular lovely gentleman Michael and
I'd been to him a few times and every time I'd come back from Japan for Christmas or in a holiday period
I'd try and sneak in and see him and just get a bit of a spiritual checkup
So have a touch base on that side of myself
And it was interesting because I thought once we got back in our life was I don't even know what you call it
I don't want to call it a mess because I don't know we couldn't even call it a mess
Because we didn't know like it was just gone like everything was up in the air
We just didn't know like is this power plant going to melt down? Is it not gonna matter?
Are we going to have a house? Are we gonna be able to move?
Like it was it was like it's not even what ifs it's like we just didn't know what was gonna be possible
what wasn't so it made it very tricky.
And it was one of those moments where I was like, you know what?
If there is a time to have a session and get a bit of an insight and, you know, talk to my team and hey, let's get into this.
I'm telling you like, I'm thinking this is it.
That was the moment.
And I was like, you know, I need to find him, get in touch with him and see if I can sneak in and see him and get some direction.
Because the one thing is that you will learn or you may have learned already is that connecting for other people is a lot easier than connecting for yourself.
And when you're really in the thick of it,
you can't really receive a lot of the insight for yourself.
In a moment like this, it was high intensity energy,
things were happening, we're making big moves,
big decisions, and we're constantly on the go.
So it's not exactly a very conductive space
to be working with self and scenario.
So it was just kind of go, go, go.
We were literally taking it one step at a time,
but those steps just keep coming.
There was no kind of break.
So that's why I was like,
I would really love to try and find and have this session.
And luckily enough, I called him
And he said, "Oh," he goes, "I'm so happy,"
'cause he goes, "I knew exactly where you were,
"and when it happened, I'm like,
"Oh my God, I know someone who's in that."
He was so stressed.
And he says, "I just didn't know what was happening to you.
"I'm thinking I didn't even know how to check up on you,
"but I knew you were there."
He's like, "Oh my goodness."
And he goes, "I remember I told you two years ago
"when are you planning to come back?"
And I said, "Around five years."
And he goes, "I don't know what it is,
"but you'll be back before then."
He goes, "I wasn't expecting this."
And he goes, "And I was asking Spirit for a sign
"that you're gonna be okay."
And he says, "I was so lucky
"because two days before I called him,
"he got the paper delivered
"and we're on the front page of the paper,
"the local paper, having been evacuated."
He goes, "There you were."
He goes, "I've got my sign from Spirit that you're okay."
He goes, "Oh, I was just so grateful that you're okay."
So it was an amazing thing, but it was through him
that it also kind of started and he introduced
and my journey started and I had the choice to say yes
to more of my spiritual abilities
and kind of stepping into that space.
And at the time I have to admit,
I wasn't really looking at it as a full-time thing
'cause we didn't know where we're going,
we didn't know what we're doing,
but it was there, like he said, it would help.
He goes, "I know you can do this.
"I know you haven't really kind of done it,
"like in the shop or like, you know,
"reading for walk-in clients, stuff like that."
He goes, "But I know you're capable.
"I know what you're capable of."
He says, "I really think you need to go
"and meet these people at the shop."
And that's what I did.
And lo and behold, I was there and it just flowed.
It just kind of happened.
But it really set me off on a totally different directory.
I wouldn't be here.
You wouldn't even be listening to me now
if that moment didn't happen,
or I didn't say yes to that particular moment.
And that's where it's kind of like things do change
and you have to let go to allow new things in.
And that's kind of like, that's why I connected.
And I loved having that chat with Sarah about that,
with her needing to let go of some of her dream
or what she had planned,
but then kind of got nudged into this direction as well.
Now it's also interesting too because let's fast forward and we're going to fast forward
to right now, absolutely right now.
And the thing is, so that happened to me now 11 years ago, very spiritual number for anybody
that is listening in to that.
Yep, the old 11, the one one.
And so it happened 11 years ago and that was a big moment and it was a big moment of change.
It was a complete life change, lifestyle change, everything.
this time and even now it's like I've been guided I've been pushed it's a
little bit different so it's not definitely know where the level of
stakes that was back 11 years ago during the earthquake but I've learned my
lessons from that and I've learned my lessons along the way and I've really
felt this stirring with inside my soul and you may be feeling this too and I
wouldn't be surprised because considering the year that we're in like
this is 2023 it's a huge year it's a universal seven year it's a massive
spiritual self-reflection year and I'll tell you what if you've done the work
prior to this you will find it a very beneficial very massive year for growth
if you quite haven't it may be a little bit challenging but it's going to be
asking you to do some self-reflection digging deep and that's again why this
episode and what we're talking about all of these things because I've been very
much guided and pushed on this path so even for me now like you know that
energy started to sneak in about six months ago and I just felt this big urge
that things needed to change. Like I said, you may have been feeling this as well.
You could very well be going, "Yes, I've been feeling the change." And I just have
to sit with it. And sometimes when this change happens, it's not like this
instant inspiration of like, "Oh, boom! Here we go!" And then like, you know, my team or
you're getting guided or you're getting these visions or anything like this. They're
saying, "Hey, this is the way to go. Look at this. Off you go." It's not like that.
But for me, and you may relate to this, it was more like a waning and the energy of where I was
and the energy of who I was started to fade. That excitement, that sense of purpose, the drive,
the enthusiasm, the passion, it all just slowly started to get lower and lower
and lower and lower and lower and it was, it was about mid-2022, this just really
hit me and the good positive thing was that it hit me in a way where I could
identify it but I could start to look at it and start to work with it and it
wasn't the the bottom of it where it was like what do I do now all I know is I
don't want to do this. I had a little bit more time to work with it. So in that
moment I recognized that feeling and that's a big thing you've got to
recognize these feelings and you've got to acknowledge these feelings. Acknowledge
them and accept them and we'll come back to this in a second but you got to
acknowledge and accept them and then through that you will start to work with
the new energy. You're going to make yourself open to the new energy and this
This is where it boils down to the fact of you are going to need to let go of an identity
that you have built up.
And you're going to have to let go to create space so that new version of yourself can
So that new person can be found.
And it's a daunting task.
It is a very scary task.
But the more that you embrace that, the more that you sit with that and give it time, it
doesn't have to be rushed.
You allow the universe to work with you.
You allow the new ideas to come forward.
You allow the new energy to start coming through.
And then over time, bit by bit by bit, you will find that you get ideas.
You'll get visions.
You may start getting more signs.
You'll start having conversations where you're going, "Oh, that's really interesting.
"I was only just talking about that or thinking about that the other day and
here you are mentioning to me." Well is that a coincidence? No! But the whole
thing is you're gonna get all of this lovely energy starting to come through
if you do it. So the whole thing is it's about really needing to let go of the
old in order to let into the new. But this also brings up another particular
issue with a lot of people that I work with, dealing with and it may be for you
Is that trying to embrace this and the people that I'm working with and obviously you guys if you're listening here
I don't know of me a while or maybe you've just found me
But what it is is I tend to work with a lot of people who have a great spiritual inclination
They may not know 100% what it is or how it works for them or whatever else. That's fine. That's my job
That's the inna powa that I talk about and helping people to awaken a line and achieve with that and it's not about going off
You know, it's the same thing like what we talk about with Sarah is not about going off and becoming a professional in this field
It's about you tapping into this for yourself
It's about recognizing that you have this and if you learn to listen to it and you sit with it
It will guide you on your life for you
It'll lead you to what you're desiring leads you to what you deserve and if you just take that time to listen with it
But you've got to do it
But the thing is for a lot of people in this space and this spiritual like inclination and interests and hobbies
You know, the whole point is that a lot of the time we can be quite introverted and we can like we'll hold it in
We don't feel comfortable talking about it to people because it can feel a bit ridiculed we can feel judged
We can feel not appreciated
And of course if we do mention it and we don't get a good piece of feedback or we
don't get a nice remark or we don't strike up a good conversation, it will
only push that interest further back into ourselves and it's only gonna make
our walls and our defense mechanisms even stronger and we're gonna hide it
even more and we kind of then detach from it even further which is not a
positive thing. This leads to a lot of people who've got this interest in that
I work with feeling like they don't fit in or they don't know who to talk to and
and we tend to isolate ourselves.
I was very mindful of that when I was first
out of my journey when I was in my teens,
like I knew, well, boy, oh boy,
being a teenager at high school and a boy,
I was not going to be going around
in the playground at that time when my class is going,
"Hey, by the way, everyone, you know,
"I connect and I can see things and I, you know,
"whatever else, and I read Taroko."
Absolutely not, could you imagine?
All I'd be doing is painting a target on my back
for a whole lot of ridicule and being paid out
all the rest of it and I was at least fortunate enough to be aware of that, I was old enough
to be aware not to put myself in that position.
But of course it gets even harder as we get older because who do we find, who do we reach
out to because it can be very, very tricky.
And this is what it kind of comes back to is like when it comes to this and a big part
of letting go of that identity and creating space for the new you is you are going to
have to learn to reach out.
Reach out is a huge, huge thing for me as my lovely members and clients and my mentees
they know my number one rule is reach out because I know what it's like.
If you don't reach out, if you don't tell someone what you're thinking or how you're
feeling well then how do you expect anybody to make a response?
How are you expecting anybody to come and help you?
How are you expecting anybody to just help you even work through the problem, not necessarily
solve it but just start working it rather than just letting it sit there, worry and
be on top of you.
You need to reach out and it's a big step and it's something that a lot of people and
a lot of people in this field and with this interest have trouble doing and that's because
we are afraid of that ridicule.
We're afraid of other people's opinions.
We're afraid of being judged and I get that.
I totally get that with where you are and if you listen to this and then you go, "Oh
my God, this is me Pete."
I get that, okay.
However, here's the thing, right?
Again, it ties into what I've spoken about before,
but you're gonna have to learn to be vulnerable.
Just start there, just reach out,
but learn to reach out to the right people.
Because when you've got the right people around you,
the journey is no longer lonely,
and the journey turns into an adventure
because you've got the right people around you.
And I'm so fortunate
because the inna powa community is awesome.
I love everybody there.
Like it's the one thing that a lot of people,
all the members talk about going,
"Just love being here.
"I know I can be my true self."
Hearing those words, hearing that phrase,
just lets me know, right, we're on the right path.
And it's so important to be able to do that.
But even for myself,
that's why I wanted to fast forward in this moment
and whatever else, because even for me to make this
and push forward with this and putting the podcast
and making this real, really stepping up
and stepping into the inna powa,
stepping into this role of like that spiritual PT
that everybody's like, I'll give you the eyes,
I'll give you the look, I'll, you know,
Hey, look, cause I'm there to push you.
I know what's right for you.
Cause I'm in the energy helping you to find you,
find your piece of the puzzle, help you move forward.
So I'm really helping there, but you need to reach out.
You need to ask, you need to be willing to learn.
You need to be willing to connect.
You need to be willing to be that.
And the other thing too is, and here's the absolute key.
I cannot stress this enough.
If you are wanting to increase and connect with yourself
and your abilities more, which is what a lot of people around me who come to me want to
do. And if this is you, here's the thing. In order to connect and be aware of the messages
and the signs and the energy, that means you need to be able and willing to receive. Now,
To receive that means you must be open.
To be open means you need to be vulnerable.
See how this fits and this is why I'm talking about it.
You need to be willing to receive.
It is one of the biggest problems that I see with people today is so many people do not
know how to genuinely receive. Whether it's receive love, receive a compliment, whatever
it is, but you need to be vulnerable. And it starts there. And being vulnerable is the
first step. One of the easiest steps is to reach out and do that. But a big part of being
vulnerable and accepting and receiving these messages and working with the energy within
your soul and the universe is you're going to have to let go. You're gonna
have to let go of the identity. You're gonna have to let go of who you were. The
past does not define you. What's ahead of you is there for you to take and when
you do let go of this you're gonna create space and when you've got space
you can create things. New things happen for you and that's what's so important
And even for me in this journey, like I was saying, six months ago I could feel
the change and where I wanted to go and I had to sit with it. And now I know it's
like no, I need to, I'm no longer gonna be necessarily connecting directly like I
have been. It's shifting and changing and I want to have more interactive and I
want people to connect and feel for themselves and help align more in a
deeper way and have these seminars and interactive seminars and workshops. And
I'm like okay. And it's just taken me a while to get there and do it, right? But
But the whole thing is with that, I've had to let go of who I was.
And a big part of that was I've had to create space.
I had to let go of the old so I could bring in the new.
And that was what's so important.
It is hard.
You have to let go.
For me in this space, I've literally stopped the majority of my touring, which is also
a big portion of my income, because I'm trusting and I believe in the next phase.
because I can sense it, I can feel it, I know where I want to go and this is also part of
So you're here on the journey with me.
If you're listening to this, it's all relatively new and you're here on the journey with me
so I know exactly what it's like.
Don't get me wrong, I'm in that.
You know, I talked about the feeling loop.
It is like, it excites me but at the same time, I'm absolutely scared because it's like,
you do the human part.
Is this going to work?
Is this going to work out?
I don't, you know, you just don't know.
I do believe and I'll find a way but I'm letting go and I'm creating new things
and it's a big thing and in that space and in this journey and when I did this
I was amazing because I went out for my morning walk and what was amazing
because at the time I think was the night before the day before this
particular day you know spirit gave me a very strong message in saying that
you're going through a process here and there is going to be pain and because
it's like everything and what they did was they gave me an image of like a an
hourglass timer or like an egg timer and they're saying all the information sits
at the top and all the information energy sits at the top but we as humans
cannot possibly receive that amount of energy can't just flow straight down
because it's just overwhelming and there's too much to do it doesn't work
like that for us that you know it's intricate it must happen on purpose it
must happen with purpose and so therefore it funnels through that narrow
neck or that narrow point of the hourglass and it's a grain at a time
that must go through and therefore it is done with purpose and you can understand
bit by bit by bit by bit and because when each grain passes through that
narrow point you get to see it you get to acknowledge it and you can decide
whether you're going to accept it and receive it or and work with it or not.
And so then eventually it filters through and you'll start and if you
start accepting and working with this energy, all of that lovely energy that
they're trying to bring through to you for the new you know new phase, the new
chapter, the new life, the new you starts to build up at the bottom and it does
take time for that to happen. So they've given me this beautiful image and I want
you to remember that image because it's very very powerful and just remember
like the biggest thing is I find impatience like oh my god can we happen
now? Why isn't this happening? I want to happen faster. We've all been there
including myself but the whole thing is it's happening for a reason and on a
purpose. But after I got that message, then boy oh boy did they really open my
eyes and give me an even bigger one. And I was just walking down a pathway that I
have walked down many times before. And I tell you what, I have been past this, the
houses, I've been past the yards, I've been past the gardens and the trees many
times. And there was this one tree and I was like I could not help but just stare
at this tree it was it was just caught my attention even though I've walked
past it a hundred times before but my eyes were open I was aware I was open to
receiving I was like okay what do I need to know what do I need to see and what a
message do they give me and this mean these signs are always around us but
what it was what attracted me was I looked at this tree and at the bottom of
the tree was really cluttered it was very like full I was like what's going
on here. And then I looked at it and I saw this image and I saw this tree and
it's a good old Australian eucalyptus or gum tree. So it sheds its bark every
summer. I'm getting ready and it was just all this bark that it had shed was
around the bottom of the tree. It was a lot. I was like that's what caught my
attention. There was so much of it and then I looked up and you could see this
tree with so much new green bark on its trunk because it was brand new.
And then there was these occasional patches of white and light brown where the old bark
that was falling off was still attached.
And it was in that moment that's what Spirit was showing me.
Nature is built into us as a part of this beautiful and abundant planet of ours that
we all have to get that vulnerable. We have to shed the skin. You know, we were looking
at snakes, even with the good old Nautilus that I mentioned another time before, but
this one was another big one. And it was just showing me that it's like, you need to let
go. You need to let go of the old outer self that what maybe you put out there for people
to see. And it's like, it's important to be vulnerable. These trees every year go through
the shedding process so they can get higher, so they can have that growth. And in doing
so again they expose themselves to the elements, they expose them to bugs and creepy crawlies
and whatever else that might infect them or could even possibly you know kill them or
damage them or hurt them, but they have to do it. Then I just stopped. I took a couple
of breaths, I literally looked up and I'm looking at going and I'm like that's what
doing it for. I was looking at this beautiful tree and it was shedding all of this beautiful,
nice, light green bark. Smooth, very smooth. You touch it, it is just so smooth and it's so nice
and it's just like wow. And then you go, it's doing this because it wants to go closer and reach
more for the light. Its purpose is always to be vulnerable so it can grow and get closer and reach
and get closer to that light, to the sun. And it's always doing that. And I was like, wow, if we
encourage ourselves and allow ourselves to be vulnerable and let go, we will always create
new space and in that new space the ultimate journey that we're all on and always on is
moving closer towards that light and that light is moving closer towards ourselves,
moving closer towards what we need and want for ourselves. And it was amazing, I was like wow,
what a thought, like these beautiful trees and like all around us, that's what they're all doing,
they're innately doing this. And not only that, then like spirit were like making
me wet. Now these are the things that we know but I'd never really stopped to
admire the beauty of this. So not only is it shedding its bark, it's going up and
it's reaching more for the light and wanting more growth and more nutrition
because the more it grows, the bigger it gets, the bigger it gets, the more it can
take in and the more it can you know get stronger but in every facet every piece
of growth that it does towards the light it also grows in its foundations in its
root system because that's what keeps it there that's what keeps it solid and so
every time we grow and we reach up we're also getting stronger on the inside and
we build up that network and we build up that resilience for ourselves so when
the wind comes or a storm comes we can hold strong we are going to be strong
enough to see that through and we're going to be there once it passes again
to reach out for that light and all in all it's about that for ourselves if we
allow ourselves to let go if you let go of your old identity if you let go of
of some of the things and create space for new things is going to help. If
you're looking to connect with that in yourself, in your abilities, if you're
wanting more of that and you want that insight, you want it to be clear, you want
these things to happen, you're going to have to let go. You're gonna have to let
go of a lot of stuff up in your mind, in your head and not worry about what
people are going to think. You're gonna have to start clearing that space so you
you can receive and accept what you're going to get. And it's a big thing and I
love it and this is where I'm going to really finish this off because it was so
important and I love it because seeing and finding the path, connecting with
self and understanding abilities, you've got to reach out, you've got to be
vulnerable. By doing that you're gonna reach further for the light, you're gonna
build more resilience and you will. And the whole thing is if you don't, guess
what? You'll stay the same. If you're happy with that, fine. But if you listen
to this, there's something in you that wants more. And this whole image and all
these messages that they've been giving me about needing to let go to create
that space for the newness so I can grow. Let go of that bark so you can grow up.
But not only will you grow up, but you're going to get more solid in your
foundations and your knowledge and everything like that, right? And the thing
that really kind of hit home just after this, and this is where I'm going to
leave you because it just sums it up beautifully is if you're listening to
this and I want you to remember this because there's a separate another
mentor that I follow as well and it's mean letting go is a big part of it and
there is the epitome of it and all the signs and messages that I've been
receiving but what it boils down to is that your new life is going to cost you
your old one. That's it. Your new life is going to cost you your old one. I want
you to sit with that. I want you to think about that. I really want you to let that
sit within you and take that in because if you're listening to this and you've
gotten this far, you're ready for this. You are ready for the new one. You are
ready to step up in whatever shape or form. Whether it's just owning who you
are. Stop being quiet. Don't worry about fitting in. You will find your
tribe. You can reach out. You're allowed to. You're meant to. This is your time for
growth and you've just got to give yourself that permission. So let go of
the old you. Let go of the things that no longer serve you. Create that space for
the new and your new life will start to blossom. Your new life will start to come
through. You will reach for that light and you're going to only become stronger
and better within yourself and happier and healthier and that's all I could
wish for any of you. And on that note I will leave you and I look forward to
seeing you on the next episode.