The concept of a name change/optimisation can seem quite radical and strange to some. In fact it has been used by ancient traditions for a very long time. For example, in the Judaic tradition, when someone’s life was really not working or if they became very ill, they would receive a new name from the Rabbi and it would be considered that they had been reborn.
Sound is creative. This means that the sound of your name is creating your life. And any name which you use will create a vibration which is either helpful, neutral or unhelpful. We often use the analogy of a cake, saying your birth name is like the cake of your life. Any other name you use is like an icing which either enhances the cake or not. The idea with name optimization is to have a new name with a vibration that helps your life, that makes your cake absolutely delicious and beautiful.
How to prepare for a Name Optimization
Once you have decided that you would like to optimize your name there are a few things you can do that help the process:
- Decide where you want your life to go, what you want to achieve. Make a list of all you would like to be able to achieve personally, professionally, spiritually. These could be things such as: financial success, healing, trusting myself, becoming more conscious, being a good parent, set up a business, write a book … Don’t hold back, let your dreams flow out of you onto the paper.
- Put this list of goals you wish to achieve out to Higher Consciousness, in meditation or what ever way works for you. Once this is done, pay very special attention to what comes to you as the Universe will answer you.
- Decide what parts of your birth name/current name you want to keep or not. You have complete freedom over this. Many people choose to keep their surname for family and professional reasons. Others change the whole thing. Some people just chose a new middle name. Whatever feels right for you is the right thing.
- Now for the creative part. You need to come up with a list of possible names that might work. This could be a name your parents wanted to call you, a name you have always liked, it may come to you in a dream or meditation, you may hear it in a song or on the TV, someone might even call you by this name by “accident”. You may see it on the back of a truck. Write down all the names that come to you and how you feel about them.
What happens in a Name Optimisation
We will work with you either on the phone or in person, going through your wish-list and then trying out all the names you have chosen.
Sometimes, Name Optimisation requires several sessions. We may reach the end of the first session and nearly have the right name but not quite. This happens about 20% of the time and it can feel like we are not going to get it at all. Be patient as the energy transmission of the first session needs to be integrated into your subconscious to take you deeper into the process. At the right time, new name inspiration will come to you, then we can commence the next session which usually produces the optimal name that has always been inside you. It’s all really a matter of allowing the soul to reveal it to us.
It is a process, like a new you being born. And we all know that babies decide when they want to be born. You may go through some ups and downs with it. This is natural. Be patient and kind with yourself. You are in the process of lifting your life to a new level.
When we find the optimal name there is often an AHA feeling. It can feel elating and liberating. It can also feel a little daunting as the ego says “can it be this good?”
What to do once you have found your optimal name
We recommend that you keep it to yourself for a few days. Feel its vibration. Let it resonate through you. Once you feel ready, start telling people about it. Generally, family members may offer some resistance to a new you. This is natural. You can explain it to them as you see fit. Something like “I am changing a lot and I felt the need for a new name to reflect this change” might work. If your optimal name is very powerful, this may affect people strongly and they may react around you.
Take your time with this as it is a lot of paperwork. There are websites that will do most of the legwork for you such as: Name Switch (although we haven’t used them).
Remember, your new name is a vibration. The more it is used the more it will affect and transform your life. Make sure it is on your business cards, headed paper, website, Facebook etc.
You may wish to have a further session which helps the name embed and integrate quickly and easily. This is called a name alignment session and can be done in person or on the phone. It works by removing some of the energies that might prevent you from embodying the new name. E.g. if you carry some ancestral programming that resists spiritual growth, and the new name holds a vibration that will reconnect you to your divinity, this can be cleared very easily. The name alignment session usually lasts for 1-2 hours.
Used with the permission of the Center for Conscious Ascension