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Who are you Michael Mackenzie ?

Discussion in 'Your Suggestions' started by oneflewover, May 18, 2009.

  1. oneflewover

    oneflewover Member

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    Thank you Michael for using your obvious skill and knowledge to help so many people. The site is brilliant and as a longtime meditator i have found Lifeflow a real boost to my practice. In addition although my background is in Zen it is so good to read the ideas and thoughts of those attached to no particular group or sect, just presenting their experience of their reality. One thing i would like to ask though is : 'Who are you Michael Mackenzie ?':)
    I was with another certain brain entrainment programme for a couple of months and what i didnt know about its creator was not worth knowing But of yourself all i know is you offer an effective and creative programme at a relatively low price, certainly compared to others and you appear to be sensitive to the needs of those that use it. I appreciate it is easy for a site life this to become dominated by personality and that might be something you are attempting to avoid. But perhaps a little history ?
    Once more many thanks Michael and perhaps i know enough.....

    Ps If i have missed a part of the site . My apologies....

    Gassho
    _/\_
    Graham
     
  2. Panthau

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    Maybe he is one of those 1500 year old guys who brings variables in our life :)
     
  3. GilesC

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    Hi Graham,

    I don't think Michael frequents the community much himself and I don't think you've missed anything on the site.
    I've spoken to him just a couple of times via email and he certainly said he was very busy and trusted his support staff and the moderators to take care of things around here.

    Would be interesting if he popped in occasionally to say hello. ;)

    Hugs

    Giles
     
  4. Ta-tsu-wa

    Ta-tsu-wa Member

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    Mystery Mack

    I rather suppose there might be more than one reason for Michael not to parade around too openly himself.

    I've read comments from various members scattered throughout the forum about how Michael has interceded on their behalf and offered them special assistance or given them materials for free, etc. I'd have to go back and do a search to find them but I recall enough of them to have formed the opinion that he does this sort of thing more often than we probably realize. That kind of generosity is much more simple to put into play when you are able to do it quietly, unnoticed, and behind the scenes. It becomes less easy to pull off in a simple, quiet manner if you're constantly out in front of everyone in full disclosure.

    Another good reason is that if you "get down in the trenches" all the time it's easy to lose a somewhat neutral perspective on the things being said in the forums in favor of your own opinions that are being shaped and molded all the time via the discussions. Without that bit of neutrality I'm not sure his responses (when he offers them) would carry the same authority. However, in his news letters he often gives suggestions and tips that are far more helpful than those given in other newsletters I subscribe to which are frequently nothing more than additional sales pitches. Michael's communications usually contain useful information and not just suggestions that you make some purchase or other. For me, at least, this sort of information is more enticing because it is something that only comes infrequently and not all the time.

    One other reason I can think of, and this is not a particularly pleasant reason, is that the web has dramatically changed the way we humans interact. While many of these changes are wonderful, it has also opened us up to attacks and exploitations of all kinds. The fastest growing white collar crime in the US now is identify theft. There are already far too many unscrupulous people who are very talented at using a very little bit of personal information about you in order to obtain everything, then sell that information to whoever is willing to pay for it. ID theft is very difficult to repair once it has occurred. It can take years and cost many thousands of dollars and even then sometimes all our government agencies can do is tell us they're sorry but there's nothing more they can do. The ability to protect our personal information has yet to catch up to the abilities of some people to steal and misuse it.

    For that reason alone I could understand why anyone doing business online today in a world-wide economy would put strict limits on exactly how much of their personal information they actually release to the public. The consequences for being the smallest bit too generous can be catastrophic, sometimes almost irreversibly so.

    Maybe the most important reason for limiting the information is that not knowing a lot of specifics about him forces us to evaluate the things he shares and offers us on their own merits rather than through the (probably inaccurate) filters of our opinions about what we think we know of the man (or woman?) as a person.

    Then again, maybe Michael's laughing till he wets himself after reading this because everything I just wrote is a bunch of hogwash and he's just really shy. Hey, it happens...
     
  5. seatrend8899

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    Ta-tsu-wa,


    Thanks for that ending of your very "serious mode" post that gives many possible scenarios to the topic of this thread. A nice laugh to end the day. :)


    shine on

    jim
     
  6. Michael Mackenzie

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    Well now, I never intended to create such curiosity, that being said, there are a couple of reasons why I have not made a big profile of myself, which I will now disclose along with a brief history of who I am.

    I was born in Scotland in 1963 and moved to America in 1984.
    After earning degrees to work in the medical field of psychotherapy, I became disillusioned with various treatments which seemed to create more harm than good.

    As I was drawn to a more holistic approach, I began to research and study meditation, whole brain synchronization and brainwave entrainment with a passion.

    Over the last decade I have been working with a small network of professional people who I hold with the highest of esteem and with their help, the idea of Project-Meditation was born.

    Free complete meditation course for men and women throughout the world and the amazing LifeFlow system available to purchase to dramatically speed up the process. Not only had I transformed my own life by developing this system, I could help improve the lives of thousands of others.

    Committed to the enriching of humanity, I was initially very active within the community, until once again, a few more invaluable people were added to my network, allowing me to continue behind the scenes.

    Jodie, Hana, Grant and the rest of the staff, your customer support is outstanding.

    Pollyanna and Edwin, you are tremendous moderators and a huge asset to the community.

    Raven and Ta-Tsu-Wa, your knowledge and teachings never cease to amaze me.

    Project-Meditation is not about Michael Mackenzie, it’s about each of you members (too many to name) who are transforming your own lives and encouraging others to do the same.

    The second reason I do not give too many personal details is because giving away “Discover Meditation” and keeping LifeFlow at the fairest price I can offer, appears to be posing a threat to some of the big empires and I do not wish my family to come under any personal attacks.

    Yours for HUGE meditation success,

    Michael
     
  7. GilesC

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    LOL! Speak of the devil. Heya Michael.

    Thanks for showing your presence here on the forums, and you are right, your team does a great job and there really are some truly inspiring people on here to discuss things with.

    Keep up the good work.

    Hugs

    Giles
     
  8. oneflewover

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    Michael ! Thank you so much for responding. Your reply just confirms for me the kind of person i sensed you were. I fully respect and appreciate your wish to keep your profile low. But im glad i asked :)

    Might i also echo what you have said about the support staff. They are brilliant people but in addition everybody who writes into the site are part of that support body, yes and as you mentioned there are some particualy wise souls amongst them. It is very clear why they feel such a strong affinity for Lifeflow, you have indeed created a wonderful tool for helping us move toward a truer understanding of our own nature and hence the nature of others. A much needed gift to the planet in these difficult times.

    Once more thank you and thanks to those others who also responded to my email and i trust you were not affected by Ta-Tsu-Wa's final suggestion Michael.

    Gassho
    _/\_
    Graham
     
  9. kolibri

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    to be new to lifeflow... :)

    Hey - downloaded the free version yesterday - wondering why you have it for free - and if i should rather go for the other stuff right away :)

    what is the difference?

    I have been doing meditations since a child - and in my work it is also included as an important tool. I have been searching for the "correct" braiwaves - to help me move to my next level - as i have experienced so much fear and anxiety lately conserning my job and what is expected of me (or what i expect of me as a leader). Only want to hide and close down my business :)


    ... just wondering

    and Michael - thanks for popping into the forum - on my very first day here!

    eva
     
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    Welcome Eva!

    Hi Eva,

    Please read the quote below (response to Scheezo) from one of the many supportive members on this forum that Michael referred to in his post on this thread.

    GilesC has often encouraged myself and others by his "spot on" posts that resolve many of the "speed bumps" that newbies like myself face.



    And yes, we really appreciate that Michael would post his thoughts today on the forum. I really appreciate that he gives "kudos" to the layers of fine people that are involved on this global forum.


    shine on

    jim
     
  11. jodie

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    Hi Eva, this might help .....

    Hope you're enjoying the Lifeflow demo you downloaded, feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or concerns. Simply give it a try and see how you feel. Also I 've enclosed a link below, it's a fantastic post from Ta-tsu-wa and may be of great interest to you with regards to your feelings of anxiousness ( you're definately not on your own there ) and addressing these before they get a hold of you is very wise:

    http://www.project-meditation.org/community/meditation-chatter-box/1306-help-please.html#post6345

    Take care and enjoy the community here :)
     
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    Michael, I would suggest you copy the bio you posted in the forums here to a section called " Who is Michael Mackenzie ", possibly with a picture of yourself.

    I myself found it hugely interesting to read about the person I have talked to numerous times about my concerns and possible ideas for the site, badgering you with tips :p and stuff..

    Oh, and thanks for your appreciation :) I am glad to be of service !
     
  14. sliccy

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    I agree with Edwin.

    It is kind of weird, but it is sort of comforting if you can read up a little bit about the person behind the scenes. And a picture doesn't hurt either.

    Although, I do agree it's not all Michael's doing, everyone is contributing to the community. It's been really educating, and wonderful to be a part of this community for the past month. I've learned a great deal thanks to everyone's willingness to help!


    Andy
     
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    Hey guys, I have been reading this thread with interest and a little amusement.

    Until recently I was sales manager of a huge company and am well aware there are giant corporations out there, run by egotistical, power seeking and manipulating men and women, who will stop at nothing to keep a tight hold on their empires.

    The corporate world is often no fairytale.

    With many years of experience using brainwave entrainment products, I have found Lifeflow to be greatly superior and have personally benefitted immensely. Michael has surrounded himself with successful people, created cutting edge products and followed up with impressive customer care and support.

    The guy gives away an awesome complete course for free along with many extras.
    He must lose major sales because his fair price suggests an inferior product.
    And then he gives all the glory to well deserving individuals.

    Keeping a low profile is a wise decision and a small thing to expect in return.
    I’m sure grateful for all Michael has done for me and totally respect his decision as surely many others do. You’re the Guy Michael and I wish you great success NY
     
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    Michael,
    You and your team of associates have truly changed many lives. In an ever increasingly world where time is counted in milliseconds, this is a place and product where one can relax and be a human being instead of a human doing. It has truly transformed my life.

    Thanks,
    gus
     
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    Hi gus,
    As per quote from Michael, this forum is comprised of many amazing people that are helping others along our paths. Major kudos to you Bushmaki as your guidance has certainly helped many.




    shine on gus

    jim
     

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