Emergence: Seven Steps for Radical Life Change

Emergence: Seven Steps for Radical Life Change

by Derek Rydall

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ISBN-13: 9781582704395
Publisher: Atria Books/Beyond Words
Publication date: 01/06/2015
Edition description: Original
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 194,244
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.37(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Derek Rydall is a bestselling author, prominent life coach, consultant for Emmy and Academy Award winners, Fortune 500 executives, and leaders in business, spirituality, and the healing arts. He is an active speaker, bringing his unique brand of inspiration to audiences around the world, and he writes for the Huffington Post and Spirituality & Health, among others. You can learn more about Derek and his work at DerekRydall.com.

Table of Contents

Foreword v

Preface The End of "Self-Improvement" vii

Introduction The Radical Path Home xvii

Foundation The Law of Emergence xxix

The Seven Stages of Emergineering

Stage 1 See the Completed Vision 3

Stage 2 Cultivate Congruent Conditions 25

Stage 3 Create the Quantum Plan 53

Stage 4 Give What Appears Missing 75

Stage 5 Act As If You're It 95

Stage 6 Embrace What Appears Broken 125

Stage 7 Wait On the Law 155

Living On the Emerging Edge 173

Acknowledgments 189

Notes 191

Glossary 197

Resources 201

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Emergence: Seven Steps for Radical Life Change 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 101 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Again and again, I've noticed that at the core of people's health problems is a central conflict of feeling like we aren't enough. That there is something fundamentally wrong with us.  Underneath this self-devaluation, there is a deeper, more sinister concern: "Do I even exist at all?" The reason I've found Derek's teachings so life-changing for myself and the people I help is that at the heart of his message is the central truth: you are here, and you matter. In fact, you are all that there is, and you are all that matters. This latest book brings that message home more succinctly than ever, and in a warm, fireside-chat style that I think I can carry with me everywhere.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
¿ 9 years ago I did my first round in a 12 step program. One of my tasks were to write about everyone, and everything with whom I was resentful towards. I couldn't find one single person or thing. I said to my sponsor that I was not angry about or towards anything. I soon found out that that wasn't true. Problem was that I just couldn't feel it. I was very recent full and had been since I was a child. The 12-step work really have taught me a lot about who I was and helped me develop and become a more caring person. I have walked many paths since then. But I tell you this here because one of the great great expressions I have read in the beginning of Emergence is a phrase written by Michael Bernard Beckwith - who I think is one of Dereks great teachers. Michael writes: "¿Instead of launching a volley of mental or verbal napalm on others or ourselves, compassionate patience and forgiveness become new options." That is so beautiful written and my heart is thrilled that I've found Derek and Emergence. In December 2014 I was kind of stuck in my life. I was not happy and everything around my love life, my economy and even my role as a mother seemed to go very wrong all the time. Even though I had very good tools to lead a honourable life and I tried to be a 'good' girl. But I kept kind of landing in the same circle of circumstances again and again. At that time in December I was listening to many very inspiring podcasts with thought leaders and spiritual guides. I'm not sure how it precisely happened but suddenly I was on a live telephone call with Derek Rydall. I was blown away by the high energy level that came towards me during that three hour call. Something about Dereks passion and loving way in communicating caught my attention and I wanted more. I attended immediately a 7-week live group session program with Derek and I am doing that at the moment. If I could tell you how much change in my life that have happened since I first heard Derek there wouldn't be room for more reviews here. But one thing is for sure. This is real! This is not another "get rich quick" program or "attract" this and that program. This is the closest to the truth I remember was very clear to me when I was still a child with a pure heart and clean conscience. Now I finally also have received my copy of Dereks beautiful book Emergence. I cannot describe in words to you what this book means to me today. I have not yet read it to the end but I cherish every single word in it already. And everytime my eyes fall on the book, lying on the table, the bed, the kitchen table my heart tunes into a warm and high frequency. I'm very gratefull. One of my big breakthroughs during this program is from doing Derek's shadow process. I experience once again in my life, that as soon I had balance in my economy I lost money again. And it was tearing me apart and my insides were again resentful and in pain. My thoughts was over and over: "What have I done wrong?" "It is my own fault." "I apparently do not deserve to be at peace." and so forth. The shadow dance I did on the money/"life is a struggle"- shadow of mine, gave me a very surprising discovery. It stems mainly from when I was about three years old. I had a sweet little tamed budgerigar. I remember I was in my room with it and I wanted to show my love and affection to the bird and I gave it a long hug in a towel. I accidentally killed it. My father was very angry and told me that I was a fool. I was only about 3 or 4 years old. He took a black garbage plastic bag and put the bird In there. Went out in the hall and threw it in the chute. I was very sad and felt that I was a bad person. And why could we not bury it? He was so angry and all I needed was a hug! My heart was torn apart. So the tape recorder in my mind have had these sentences/believes about myself playing for nearly 40 years without me being conscious about it and therefore not able to heal it. Now I do now that everytime I for example feel guilty (and that is quite often) I have to hold that little girl and tell her she is loveable and completely perfect. This is just one of the huge discovery’s I've made so far. I Still have issues I struggle with. For instance I struggle with procrastination. I have so many beauty full ideas and projects to handle and start up in my life, but 90 % of them stays in my head because my body is resisting. I get so tired and cannot seem to get started and very often my day ends up in the sofa playing WordFeud or sleeping. It is quite sad actually. But I do feel comfortable though. That I will be OK as long as I keep my heart open to this work. Therefore I cannot imagine how this book can and will change many peoples lives. But I think it will be many. Derek; I have never met you and maybe I never will but I love you and you will always be in my heart. So my review here is from the depth of my soul and I emphasise everyone who is ready for a life change to buy this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Emergence is one of the truest bits of spirituality that I have encountered. I have been reading "self-help" books since the 70s, and this concept for the first time reached a part of me that made sense. On a personal level, I have experienced a true shift and manifested an incredible emergence experience. I am a writer, I write books, blogs on business mostly. I used to be a professional singer and songwriter in my youth but left that behind 35 years ago. Despite that, everyone I know always asks if I am singing. Last night, I attended a party where I "sat in" and sang some jazz with a piano player. There is no other way than to say that the room was in stunned silence. People wanted me to put together a show and go back out. Most striking though is what I found in myself. I reached back to a place I thought was gone and sang in a way I didn't think I knew how to do anymore. I attribute this experience to the work I've been doing. And I plan on putting together a set of jazz standards soon. I no longer feel okay about ignoring a huge part of who I am and why I'm here. I looked around the room at people's faces and knew it was my responsibility to sing on this earth. Emergence changed my life.
lizardd More than 1 year ago
If you were to read only one book within a lifetime, this is the one. Derek eloquently yet simply distills ancient universal Truths (which are sure to strike a deep cord of knowingness within) into a pleasant, powerful, and empowering read. He also guides us through easy to follow, yet totally LIFE CHANGING processes and practical applications to heal and transmute our old programed patterns once and for all, so we can stop living that same year over and over again. That is why, if you are anything like me (or the millions of people worldwide who have been inspired by Derek's teachings to change their lives) this will be the most important book you will ever read, totally incomparable to any other "self-help book" you have ever encountered before.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Definitely a five star read. This book was everything I was hoping for and more. The idea that everything I need to fulfill my full potential is already within me helped open my mind to my own unbelievable power. It’s also great reminder to act as the designer of my life and the importance of having a vision. I love that there are exercises to guide you along the way. Very empowering, this book has really inspired me to create the conditions to let a lot more of me come out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Derek's teachings, this is a wonderful book to keep and read over again and be reminded of these great principles.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every once in a while a book comes along that redefines a genre. In the area of self-improvement, EMERGENCE is that book. It not only redefines it, it turns it on its head, declaring this the 'end of self-improvement.' But the reason why is not what you expect, and is the core revelation of the book. If you're feeling disappointed with the results you've had in other areas of personal growth, this just might be the book that turns things around.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This read has been a game-changer for my life!  I see now why everything else I was trying to do to "improve my life" didn't seem to cause any real, lasting change - Derek reveals it all so clearly!   I'm even reading this to my kids!
VickiH1 More than 1 year ago
He is "The Man," the only guide I would recommend to anyone. He is the best and finest.....I am immensely blessed that he is in my life.
KatiK More than 1 year ago
THIS BOOK IS THE BEST! It has transformed my life and being into a totally new dimension of joy and bliss. Believe me, I was a total mess. A whole life journey filled with traumas, fear, unworthiness, loneliness, big dramas and a lot of pain.  Now, I feel like I’ve been lifted into a new path, that is unfolding in front of my eyes like magic. This is what it is suppose to feel like, being alive. Knowing my own power, purpose, truth and inspiration. With Derek’s guidance everything emerges organically and naturally, like the oak tree on the cover of this life changing book. Written in such eloquence, warmth and humor that it tickles all the grab out of you. This is not a book, it’s a total awakening to everything you ever wanted to be, and to everything you didn’t yet know you wanted to be. Only, this time you know it’s all possible, infact it is already right here. I’m so deeply grateful to Derek and his powerful work. I recommend this journey for everyone, your life will never be the same again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do you know you have something to offer the world and can't seem to figure out what's holding you back from displaying your gifts/talents? Or, maybe you even know what it is and can't seem to move past it? This book will take you through processes (yes, you will need to do some actual work!) which will allow you to uncover hidden parts of yourself and give you the confidence and tools to work with them so you can shine, once and for all!!! For those of you who appreciate the works of Abraham-Hicks, I believe Derek's work will especially resonate with you! This may just be me but, the steps and processes in this book feels like I'm working with Abraham-Hicks, as well as with Derek! This book is very different and a breath of fresh air! You owe it to yourself to give it a try!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been studying metaphysics for 25 years and have read countless books, but I found that Emergence gives a profound message and "ties it all together." Derek is a down-to-earth guy who writes from his soul. He is not shy about sharing challenges he oversame, which was very helpful to me. Derek writes about the Vision Process which teaches us to go within. He says that everything we need, we already have waiting to emerge. It's not out there, it's within. Derek has a lot of clarity which makes this an easy read. My life has begun to shift since reading this book. Derek is a no-nonsense guy who gets right to the point with specific ways to change one's life. Emergence has definitely changes my life and I will always be grateful to Derek. This book is definitely a keeper!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a book I've been waiting a long time, especially if you've read The Secret and you have lost some of the answers, or you realize that you have not said everything .If you want big changes, this book will help you with the right answers, without avoiding the truth about the whole process, the process is described, there are lots of useful advice not found in other such books, I had the impression that I talk with the writer and that suits me questions. Read it, it can only benefit you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very refreshing! It hits the nail on the head with the Truth of how life works. And, it gets right to the point. Most books fill the pages with what the book is going to do, but never get to what it is suppose to do or what it is about. I have read way too many of those. I love it and recommend it highly to anyone that is on a path to personal growth.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Finally, the truth about personal growth, and a way to grow that doesn't make you feel like something's wrong with you. It just makes sense. It's the way we're really meant to improve our life without all the stress and struggle. 
SKennedy822 More than 1 year ago
I love Derek Rydall! His book is outstanding. Exceptional. His combination of personal experiences (my favorite), sage wisdom and advice, and exercises for readers, covers all the bases for assisting us with our own emergence. I have heard him talk on many occasions (great voice!) and have participated in some of his courses and he ALWAYS over delivers - just like this book.
Jack Johnson More than 1 year ago
I have become a big fan of Derek Rydall and his work. He takes a very pragmatic and down-to-earth approach to subjects that many will find way out there, like personal transformation and enlightenment, and his teachings on Emergence as a path of realizing our purpose really resonates with me. Highly recommended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Derek's coaching model and approach to creating the life you love is incredibly effective. The insights and steps included here are profoundly effective and divinely appointed to provide everything you need to EMERGE and sing your souls song out loud!! Highly recommend this book. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have to say that I have been listening to the words of Derek's wisdom for a few years now. When this book became available I didnt hesitate to purchase, and knew before I received it that it would be filled with more of the same good life leadership. While I have not had the pleasure to meet Derek Rydall yet, the reflection of his words and his intent, is apparent in my life! Do not pass up an opportunity to purchase this book! Thanks Derek for all the inspiration and guidance. Eric Clay L
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for a book that gives you a clear understand of our true nature and life itself, this is the book to read.  Derek Rydall is by far one of the best transformational teachers of our time.  Emergence opened up your mind, heart and soul to a greater awareness of my Self.  It has taken me on a journey of self exploration that does not end at the end of the book.  This book will never be on my shelf  to collect dust, it is a guide for deeper truths and higher visions that I am so grateful to be part of.  Thank you Derek for such great work and for sharing your gifts with me and the world.  
CorinneDixon More than 1 year ago
I bought Emergence because I have two of Derek’s programs and even with a little bit of exposure, I find his teachings among the most empowering learning experiences I have come across. For a self-help junkie, that is a bold proclamation. Derek’s teachings put you firmly in the driver’s seat of your life, from a place of complete love. Don’t, however, mistake this for sugar-coating of anything. Expect to be challenged to find your most able, competent and majestic self already within you and be compelled to let it come out to play. All this places you at the helm of allowing your life to become the magnificent, rich and splendid life you were meant to create simply by being born. I’m looking forward to reading this book to enrich my already fabulous experience of the program materials I have explored.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is without a doubt one of the best books out there on personal growth. The concept behind “Emergence” is that we are not empty vessels needing to be filled, but rather that everything we need is within us not outside of us. Derek Rydall’s illustration of the acorn transformed into the oak tree is a very good example of how we also are like the acorn. Within us lies the potential to become who we truly, authentically are. To move away from the stories we believe we are and that keep us stuck in an unfulfilled life. In each stage of the 7 Stages of Emergence we are guided with exercises, meditations, and practices to create the ideal conditions for our Emergence. Emergence is much more than a book. It is a way of transforming your life, just as the acorn becomes the oak tree and the caterpillar becomes the butterfly. We cannot imagine the kind of life that is waiting for us if we undertake this transformation. This is a book that I will be working with on a daily basis until the stages are completely integrated and engrained in my life. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
Teresita_V More than 1 year ago
Incredibly Inspiring! The sheer feeling you get from reading this book, you’ll know straight away that something is really “Emerging” within you! Whether it’s seemingly negative stuff or positive stuff doesn’t matter, where you Emerge to is wholly different. Derek Rydall guides you to a place of acceptance and then to what feels like a new place of Emergence. There’s really no describing it with words, you have to experience it for yourself. There’s no forceful stance, you naturally start wanting to “take actions” you never thought you would. A space is created that encourages healthy risks, and encourages inspired action with this openness of presence.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are so many good self-help books that I have read; however, Derek Rydall’s Emergence had me experiencing a different kind of shift in me right from the beginning. Like shopping in a mall full of many things yet finding none is fulfilling your desire; and then finally recognizing what you need only when you see it, Emergence does that. Once you start reading Emergence, you begin to feel like you are coming home finally! “When the conditions are right, nature always fulfills its promise.” Emergence tells us that by connecting with our true Self and cultivating the right conditions, our lives have no choice but to emerge. Being one who studies spirituality and loves the triune God, I love that Derek has Biblical quotes and references other religions also. This is a book I will recommend and pick up time and time again.