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The story of Angkor Wat and NLP
While watching a broadcast on the ancient Vietnamese temple of Angkor Wat, one of the most magnificent ancient wonders of the world, I was struck by something very interesting. Building a temple of this magnitude on the specific site was almost impossible.
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While watching a broadcast on the ancient Vietnamese temple of Angkor Wat, one of the most magnificent ancient wonders of the world, I was struck by something very interesting. Building a temple of this magnitude on the specific site was almost impossible. Firstly because of the monsoon rains, this meant that the water level underneath the structure will drop and rise and will cause the building to collapse easily. Secondly there was not the correct building material. The area consisted of swamps, and forests, he needed stone, and lots of it. But here is the interesting thing: The King Suryavarman decided to “use what was available”. While everyone else thought this an impossible task he had a very clear vision of this temple mountain, a place where the Gods could dwell in on earth. Not only did he have a vision but meditating in a state of trance, going into the future and experiencing the finished structure. This was pure NLP. It is a technique called Future Sourcing. So, NLP is hundreds of years old, nothing new under the sun….

One of the most important beliefs of NLP is to ‘have a clear outcome in mind.’ When working with a client it is of utmost importance to take a client to their outcome state, a process of future visualization where all the senses are used. In a technique called ‘future sourcing’ the client is taken to the time and place in the future where they want this outcome and experiencing it as if it has already happened, and while in this future state, the client can vividly experience the feelings and new beliefs of the outcome state and then take the new experience back to the NOW. This is very different from focusing on the ‘problem’ all the time.

After Suryavarman had a clear vision of what he wanted, he decided to use what was available. He used a soft stone from the mushy soil called laterite. When brought out of the mud it proved to be a quite hard stone but it was not a pretty stone. So after the temple was built with this stone, he used sandstone to cover it, to give it a smooth texture and to do all the carvings. In NLP we belief that a client has all the resources inside them to make the change they want to make. In other words, everything is available inside a client. That is what you have. When I first started practicing I often caught myself trying to outdo myself with one technique after the other. Trying to impress and keep the show going. Almost a belief of I had to do more and more and add extras to get to the outcome. It was only when I saw my NLP coach and she said: “People don’t pay you for a show, they want someone who will give them hope and belief in them to reach their outcome. Use what they have, and believe they have all the resources inside them to make the changes they want to make. You can just guide, and do some polishing.” That was the King Suryavarman did. He believed in his outcome and used what was there and did some polishing afterwards with the sandstone!


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