Third Time’s a Charm By, Libby Adams

Libby Adams Headshot NewAn enlightened Being once said, “Ye are the light of the world.”  What does that mean?

I understand it to mean that the Light of the Holy Spirit exists within each human being and that we are all Light Beings covered over by flesh. Van shared in this same understanding. As Pierre Teilhard de Chardin said, “We are Spiritual Beings having a human experience.”

As Spiritual Beings, this implies that we have all kinds of Super Powers within: Love, Humility, Gratitude, Power, Wisdom, Compassion, Grace, Abundance and many more. My role at the Van Tharp Institute is to help the students realize their TRUE IDENTITY as Spiritual Beings and actualize that potential, not just in trading, but in all areas of life. My 28-day course is designed to facilitate that process of spiritual unfoldment.

I first met Van on the Big Island of Hawaii in 1992 when we both attended a Master Practitioner training in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). Van and I were partners for a dinner assignment one day—an exercise on “Values”. After we completed the NLP training, I decided to be on the volunteer staff for that same workshop the next time they offered it. Kala Tharp came through the program as a student that time, and I got to know her as well. Four women, myself included, shared a condo which was so delightful and a lot of fun, thanks to Kala!!

After that, I didn’t see Van again for about 10 years until I was attending a seminar called “Millionaire School” and Van was one of the featured speakers. I recognized the name Tharp and realized he was my partner from the NLP training. I also remembered his wife, Kala, and found her phone number in my address book. By this time, I had founded my own Institute called the International Academy of Self-Knowledge so I went up to him after the event and reminded him of who I was. I suggested that we chat and catch up…I never heard from him. No surprise, right?

A few years later I bumped into him again. We were both in the audience at a Jay Abraham marketing workshop. He was sitting two rows behind me. We spoke at a break and he said he was having some kind of ailment so I suggested we do a little Transformational Meditation. He was quite impressed with his result and suggested that I write a newsletter article. Nothing happened…

The THIRD time I bumped into him was around 2003. It was at Robert Allen’s “Persuasion” weekend. This time, I was a featured speaker on the platform and Van was in the audience. I did Transformational Meditation with the entire group. Now, Van sought ME out. The way he tells the story is that it was the third time he bumped into me so he recognized that he should pay attention.

Long story short, I began co-teaching Peak Performance 202: The Trader Reinvention Workshop with Van and began offering my 28-day course at VTI after I took him through it. I have been doing that for the past 19 years. It is an honor to work at the Van Tharp Institute and I am so grateful to Van for inviting me to be a part of this great educational institution, which is about to go to the next level.

I know that many people were hoping for and expecting a miracle for Van’s physical recovery, but the true miracle is that Van has turned into Light. When we were teaching Peak Performance 202, he often said he wanted Van to disappear and to turn into light. Now, he IS the light. He shines down over all of us and over his namesake, the Van Tharp Institute. He is our Miracle of Light.

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