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Dear friend of VividLife.me,
I’m excited to bring you a very special invitation to join world renowned psychologist Margaret Paul, who will share her powerful methods for experiencing less judgment and more self-love during a virtual event on Wednesday, May 20 at 5:30pm Pacific.
From Judgment to Self-Love: How to End the Inner Struggle and Deeply Value Your Full Self is absolutely FREE and includes a special offering from Alanis Morissette.
Learn more and register here
We all know that unconditional love is one of the great goals of life. And yet, too often, our attempts to find an overflowing source of love that is not dependent on outer circumstances prove fruitless.
Spiritual teachers may call this kind of love your “divine birthright” and even say platitudes such as “love is all there is,” while psychologists talk about it as the hallmark of healthy adulthood. But the truth is that it is often quite hard to feel it.
It’s time for a new approach, one that blends spiritual practices like mindfulness with psychological science. And that approach is Inner Bonding, co-founded by Margaret Paul.
During this special session, you’ll learn some of the most important foundational insights and practices in this approach that you can apply to cultivating true and lasting self-love — the best foundation for going beyond addictions, dramas and dysfunctions of many kinds.
- Get a whole new understanding of what is causing depression and anxiety
- Discover how to use self-love, instead of food, to fill emptiness
- Approach new relationships from a stance of fullness rather than neediness
- Make advances in healing core shame
- Move out of stagnation into a life of aliveness, passion and sense of purpose.
- Learn how to share love rather than get love.
Join us for an illuminating and helpful hour-long seminar!
PS – Everyone who registers for From Judgment to Self-Love: How to End the Inner Struggle and Deeply Value Your Full Self will also receive the audio recording. Please don’t miss this rare event featuring both world-renowned psychologist Margaret Paul and her special guest Alanis Morissette, who is a big advocate for this work!
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Inner bonding really nurtures and fosters the relationship between self and spirit. Personally it has helped every relationship that I have. I’m so grateful to Margaret for bringing inner bonding to people in the generous, nurturing way that she has.
— Alanis Morissette
I just received an invitation that I’m really excited to pass along to you…
I encourage you to share it with the women in your life you sense have the desire and potential to be more than they already are.
For the first time in nearly a year, my good friend Claire Zammit (who leads the Feminine Power global learning community for women) will lead a free LIVE seminar on the cornerstone teachings of her hugely popular online courses.
It’s called The 3 Keys to Feminine Power and during the seminar, she’ll walk you through the proven steps you can use to break through the barriers that keep most women from realizing their full potential.
I’ve checked out Claire’s seminars in the past, and I truly can’t recommend this one highly enough.
According to Claire, the restlessness and dissatisfaction women are feeling across the globe are symptoms of an awakening to a new kind of power.
If you’re feeling a gap between your experience of daily life and what you sense is possible, then Claire wants you to know that you’re not alone.
As Claire will explain during the seminar, these symptoms are often described as a deep ache, a longing in the heart or soul, and a sense of yearning for something more…
This yearning can be for a deeper experience of intimacy in your relationships, work that more fully expresses your gifts and is aligned with your values, greater opportunities for creativity and self-expression, a deeper spiritual connection, or sense of wanting to be aligned with a more profound destiny.
So if you sense there’s something missing in your life, there almost certainly is!
The problem is that the way women have been trying to generate success, love and fulfillment in the current masculine paradigm of power has brought mixed results.
Masculine power is good and useful for creating things that are predictable and controllable…
But the things women are yearning for most can only be created with this new Feminine system of power.
- Fulfillment of your destiny or higher calling
- True love
- An enlightened world for generations to come
During this in-depth online seminar, Claire will be revealing a wealth of important information for women about how to access their own unique power in a whole new way-a way that is completely different than how they ever have before.
Claire will also show you how to access the “3 Feminine Power Centers” that will empower you to create the exact kind of life you want to be living, without struggling to make it happen.
Over the past 10 years, Claire has coached and mentored over 300,000 women from more than 100 countries in Asia, Europe, South America, and of course the United States.
What the women who have participated in Claire’s events and programs have to say about Feminine Power truly inspires me, which is why I’m so excited to be able to share this invitation with you.
Any woman who feels that yearning for something more will benefit from attending this event.
Again, there is no charge to attend the 3 Keys to Feminine Power, and I highly recommend you check it out right now.
It will only take 30 seconds of your time, but it could change the course of your life!
To the full expression of all your deepest yearnings,
Founder of VividLife.me
P.S. There’s a larger movement forming around Feminine Power and I encourage you to invite all the amazing women in your life to attend, as well. Join Claire to Awaken Your Feminine Power
What if Jesus was serious when he said we would do greater works than him? That says remarkable things about our potential, no?
If you’ve ever been drawn to the idea that ALL of us have the potential to live into Christ Consciousness, as Jesus implied, I have an exciting invitation to you…
On Thursday, May 7, renowned mystic and scholar Andrew Harvey will pull back the veil on profound truths on a FREE teleseminar called, The Secret Wisdom of the Transfiguration Process: Igniting the Christ in You.
You can claim your free seat here
Andrew is a brilliant scholar and mystic who will explore how the esoteric Christian mystics knew that Jesus was, in fact, a way shower for the kind of radical transfiguration that is possible for ALL of humanity.
He beautifully illuminates how the Christ Path holds essential keys to healing our world, as well as forging a life that is profound, impactful and divine.
If you have drawn inspiration from Jesus but found some of Christianity’s beliefs a bit too confining, you’ll love Andrew’s message. This free event is equally designed for Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Jews, and holistic seekers who are hungering to move beyond partial paths and rigid beliefs to something more gritty, real and whole.
Andrew will show us how embodying Christ consciousness means radically opening our heart, awakening to an embodied divinity, and walking a path of sacred action.
He will also share potent insights into decoding and understanding the ancient map of transfiguration, navigating the Dark Night, and transforming the shadow.
His goal is to light the way to embodying Christ consciousness as a moment-to-moment reality.
It’s FREE to attend and you will receive a recording if you can’t listen live
to your transformation,
P.S. Andrew will particularly focus on how to reclaim the sacred feminine at the heart of the transfiguration process, birth the divine child, and experience the journey of transfiguration as part of a universal inheritance rather than belonging to one religion. It’s FREE to attend and you’ll be sent a recording too if you register
A dear friend of mine, Arielle Ford and her husband Brian, are taking a group to Bali at the end of the summer for an amazing transformational journey that is guaranteed to be fun and fascinating. It’s called the Manifest Your Biggest Unmet Dream (even if you don’t know what it is) Magical Mystery Tour of Bali, August 29 – September 6th 2015.
Bali one of the most beautiful place on the planet. It’s a very spiritual island in Indonesia that is made up of Hindu’s who pray and celebrate every day. These are smiling, friendly people who seem to exist to make others happy. The weather is tropical, the food delicious, and the terrain and sites are like eye-candy.
Energetically this is a very special place. The lack of density, the gentleness, the soothing energy and vibes, healthy food, and inherent mysticism of Bali takes one to a deep, profound, healing and relaxing space.
Being in Bali allows you to easily and effortlessly “remove” all kinds of energies and beliefs that hold you back from fulfilling your purpose and destiny. Arielle, who is master manifestor and teacher, will be sharing daily one – two hour sessions to remove “what’s in the way” and lead you to “what’s next.” Each day, she and Brian will take you to sacred places to deepen the experience via Temples, Waterfalls, Rituals with healers and shamans, Jungle Walks, River Rafting and much more.
If you love creative, open minded spiritual people in an environment of love, beauty, ease, healthy food, daily yoga, meditation, art classes, this is for you. It’s for singles and couples, seekers, who are ready to discover what’s next for them.
To learn more, or, if you are ready to just say YES TO BALI, go here: www.heartlabtours.com
Spring is Coming!
…and I’m getting ready to work on the Spring/Summer VividLifeMala collection.
Here is a quick preview of some of the gorgeous materials I will be working with…
…until then here are the remainder of the fall/winter collection.
please email me directly at shayne @ vividlife.me to purchase.
Fall/Winter Sell Off!
The VividLife Mala is Here!
and for those of you who follow me onInstagram, Facebook or Twitter you have gotten a WEE sneak preview…
and for those of you who don’t it’s time to Immerse and transform yourself in the ancient spiritual tradition of Mala Meditation with a VividLifeMala.
Each VividLife Mala is handmade in Canada by my partner Timm David and I and crafted from Tibetan semi-precious stones, metals and pendants mostly handmade Nepal. Each VividLife Mala is immerse with spiritual meaning and invokes a deeper sense of connection and awareness.
What is a Mala?
A mala is a string of 108 beads.
It is a tool used to keep your mind focused on meditation practice. Malas are generally made from different materials such as stones ,wood, seeds or crystals. Each type of material has certain properties which subtly affect the subconscious mind of the practitioner.
A Mala is a wonderful accessory to deepen your Meditation, used regularly with your own personal mantra it absorbs the vibrations of your personal practice. Wear it close to your heart to immerse yourself in it’s spiritual energy!
Get one of the premiere VividLife Mala’s at our Etsy Store today!
Each piece is an original and supplies are limited!
To keep updated on our latest additions follow VividLifeMala on Instagram!
Praise for VividLifeMala:
“these are really stunning!!!” Liz Dawn
“Beautiful” Cynthia James
“Wonderful.. You’ve done an outstanding job!” Deborah Rowden
“OMG STUNNING” Margaret Lilly
“Wowowow!” Stephanie Bennett Vogt
“Gorgeous” Shawn Allen
“Simply beautiful..” Claire Elek
I hope you love them as much as I do, each one holds a special place in my heart and I am so happy to be able to share them all with you!
Its 7am at the Royal Palms Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona as I wake up to the sound of birds singing and the warm dessert sun on my cheek. It’s not like a traditional day in my world as I would have already jumped out of bed, threw on my sweats and headed straight to the kitchen, put on coffee, and then to my desk to start yet another day in the life.
Today was in some way different, I felt a sort of surrender, a feeling that hadn’t come over me in quite some time and yet still there tugging at me was the life I left temporarily behind. Upon leaving my home in the tiny village of Newcastle, Ontario Canada I had felt pushed to my limits. I left a very busy state of mind and a winter that just didn’t want to let go, however somehow just the thought of leaving it all and heading to the hot Arizona sun had given me permission to let it all go.
There is a knock at the door and my partner Timm answered it… It was my colleague Kyle inviting us to join him for breakfast before we head out on day one of our itinerary with The Divine Destination Collection. At this point a slight anxiety comes over me as we were headed to Hunkapi Programs Inc., a horse ranch that uses horses to create positive change and awareness. Here we were to experience a guided session by Terra Schaad, Licensed Counselor, Coach, and Daring Life Enthusiast on how horses are used in equine therapy and were also to lead a group of “in need” children through their first therapeutic riding session. With my head filled with thoughts, judgments and fears, and my heart calling to be broke open, I packed up a bag and left to experience the day.
As we rode the bus towards Hunkapi I was in a sort of twilight state, faintly overhearing the conversations amongst me, while feeling the sensation of wanting to let go. For years I had been on a journey toward finding myself and shepherding others to do the same, but there was something about this time, this journey, that felt very different and I was about to experience why…
The bus came to a stop, the doors opened and as I step foot on the dessert sand my whole body tingled and suddenly I felt like a little boy again, a sense of excitement with slight caution came over me but I was eager to explore. The Divine Destination Collection Girls graciously met us at the entrance with everything we needed for our experience and then introduced us to the luminous Terra Schaad, whose fearless teachings and openness will be etched in my heart for an eternity.
Terra led the group through an opening exercise where we tapped our entire bodies from head to toe to bring our minds into present moment awareness, we then introduced ourselves to the group, identifying a little about ourselves and our intent for the morning. My intent was to let go of fear, allow myself to be guided by love and make a conscious effort to live in the moment.
Then into the corral we went, were the horses were free to roam about. was tied together with my assigned partner, with a harness in one hand. Our instructions: to capture a horse, put the harness around its neck and bring it back to the gates. My first reaction was fear, I resisted going through the gates and into the corral but because I was tied to my partner, I didn’t have much of a choice. So let go it was! My partner and I quickly rushed across the corral as we watch our group trying to harness their horses, most of them gracefully trotting right towards them and surrendering to be harnessed.
Our horse, named Zippy, was big, healthy and powerful and was resisting being “captured” by the few who tried. He seemed to have his site focused on getting to my partner and I. He trotted right over and stood in front of us and with a little resistance he patiently waited while I struggled to put his harness on with one hand. The thought “did we choose the horse or did the horse choose us?” entered my mind.
This horse was my mirror, as we stood in the center of the corral listening to Terra’s Equine wisdom and her instructions on the procedure once the “in need” children arrived, he couldn’t stand still and kept pushing me to lead him away. He had a little case of ADD, which is something that is all too familiar to me and gave me a little chuckle. This is when something came over me, I suddenly realized why I was there…I was to own my power, however slightly still afraid as the horse appeared to be way bigger and more powerful than me. I felt a voice screaming in my head… “It’s time Shayne, stop being afraid, step into the light and own your power”
Due to a very abusive past, being severely bullied as a child and having job after job with “power tripping” bosses. My idea was that power was something I wanted to run away from, however this time was different. My perception of power had shifted, from something dark that I wanted to run away from, to something so light I wanted to step into it and bask in its glory, and I did! I grabbed a hold of the rains, conquered my fear and took control. This was one of the most liberating experiences of my life. So liberating in fact that when I was asked to speak nothing but cleansing tears of joy streamed down my face and that very moment I felt real presence, I experienced my true self. The horse surrendered and ended up massaging my back with his snout!
I stood there grounded in love and light with my hair standing on end and as I turned around…the children were arriving. I saw their sweet little souls standing there, little mirrors of us all and then looked around at The Divine Destination Collection Group and saw their eyes well with tears, their shoulders sink and a sense of sadness moved momentarily through the air. In my mind’s eye I believe we were all looking across the corral at these “in need” children, who were all under 5 years old and “homeless”, and feeling a sense of pity, as if because they were “homeless” they were lacking something and man were we in for a wide awakening!
As we moved across the corral towards the children I briefly looked around to see which child I wanted to work with and was quickly reminded of my intent, “let go” and when I did the child choose me. Definitely a moment of divinity, synchronicity, act of “God” or however you choose to see it, because this child was me…shy at first, a little ADD but so full of love and with a tiny little bit of encouragement was ready to take on the horse experience for himself, maybe a little too eagerly for my fearful heart, as I don’t have children of my own. I held his little hand and off to the corral we went. It felt like a homecoming, my heart was open, I had claimed my power and was ready to teach this little guy a thing or two about horses, power, and what it felt like to be loved and cared for however, he was the one who taught me. My judgment of this whole experience was, that this poor little “homeless” child would be meek, afraid and lacking the love and support that he needed in order to experience the life he was supposed to, but what I experienced was the opposite.
That little boy showed me the meaning of the richest life you could ever imagine. Not a life with things, surround by human’s that were genetically tied, but through his little eyes I seen a life that was surrendered to what was, that truly embraced the present moment, loved with an open heart and fearlessly ran in the direction of his dreams. He owned that corral, he owned that horse and he most definitely was surrendered to having the most joyous experience he could, free from judgment.
As we closed the day and said goodbye to the little angels, we once again formed a circle and shared our experiences. I witnessed a group of highly “successful” professional men and women open their hearts bigger than ever before and with cleansing tears share their experiences one by one. Every one of their experiences was a mirror, a reflection of what I had experienced and for a moment I felt as if we were all one. I turned around, looked into my life partner Timm’s eyes and embraced him as if we were meeting again for this first time, but this time lighter, freer and experiencing this divine moment with a more vivid perception.
If we can let go of judgments, both of ourselves and others, let go of fear and open our hearts, we will realize that everything is a reflection of ourselves, that every experience is happening for our highest good and that we’re only ever being walked home.
After a very challenging few weeks I have finally come to the realization that I give too much. Somewhere along the line I adopted the theory that because I called myself a “Spiritual Person” that the majority of my time was to be filled with giving in one manor or another. Until I realized there needs to be a balance.
Unless my cup is overflowing I have nothing to offer another…
Many who know me personally or maybe even just via social media can probably see that I have dedicated my life to serving others, providing my close friends, family and masses via social media, daily inspiration and tools for self-actualization and personal freedom. But this has seemed to come at a very large expense. The expense of my own health and well-being.
Since I have been a young boy I have always lived from my heart. Offering myself up where ever I could. Which lead to many challenges and lots of pain. Most people weren’t used to living from this space or ready to receive.
Social Media provides us with a great platform to spread love and inspiration which is very well received and rarely poo poohed upon. However in the “real world” people seem to be less expressive, more guarded and less likely to be open to receiving.
When you become a grounded spiritual being and source of inspiration you seem to be perceived as an open door or as in my title so boldly suggests a “garbage can” where people dump their spiritual garbage on you and expect that you drop everything and bring them peace. And when you don’t show up the way they expect you to… LOOK OUT!
People reach out to us for guidance and expect that we provide them with the solution to their challenge and as Spiritual Compassionate people we do our best, however what needs to be realized is this:
1. Spiritual People are also Human
2. Our Guidance is an invitation to self- inquiry.
3. Take what resonates and leave the rest
4. Sometimes a mirror will be held up that you’re not ready to receive that’s not our business
5. Do not hold us accountable for what you think we should or shouldn’t have done
6. Our personal lives and boundaries are to be respected
7. The guidance we offer is offered with the intent for the highest good of all
8. We are not a Spiritual Garbage Can
Our intent as Spiritual People is to offer up the inspiration and wisdom to guide you within, towards self-actualization and self-healing. If you just continue to drop off your garbage with us and never truly utilize the tools in which we provide to do your own work. Then you will constantly be chasing the horizon and our relationship will become nothing but a codependent garbage man and garbage can. This in the end leaves both of us suffering because there is only so much garbage someone can take, regardless of how spiritually grounded they are.
So my suggestion is to lighten up on your spiritual teachers, friends and family. Yes we are here to be a light but at the same time we know everything and nothing all at once. Allow us to be your guide however let go of the expectation of how that looks and stop holding us accountable for what you think we should or shouldn’t have done.
As I sit here writing this blog I ask myself, Who am I?
Its life’s most investigated question. World renowned Scientists, Philosophers, Spiritual and Religious deities have been; researching, contemplating, praying and meditating on this simple question for centuries.
Scientists say we’re made of Atoms, pure energy…but where does that come from? World religious heads say we are a creation of God…but where does God come from? Philosophers and Spiritual teachers have entertained theories from; we are one collective energy expressed through many forms, to life is an illusion…but where does that come from?
There are so many theories, philosophies and ideologies floating around in the collective mind that it could cause us to go completely insane. Does this serve us? Does it bring us to the place of peace and contentment that we all seem to be searching for? I don’t believe so. I believe it’s just another thought that causes our individual and collective suffering.
How do we really find out who we are, is it even possible?
I invite you to entertain the thought that it is possible and that you can have access to the answer this very moment.
How can such a profound question that has been researched by some of the greatest minds of our planet be so simple?
It reminds me of a story my good friends and Spiritual teachers Ed and Deb Shapiro tell about the Musk Deer and how it searches round and round the forests of India in search of a particular smell. It exhausts itself searching for miles and miles but can never seem to find where the smell is coming from. The irony of it all is that if it simply stopped looking it would discover that the mysterious smell isn’t out in the forest but coming from its very own anus.
This story is one of the greatest teachings that I have learned on this journey we call life for it teaches us that the answers to all of life’s questions do not come from outside of ourselves but are always right there waiting for us when we simply stop looking.
I invite you right now, wherever you are to take a few moments, close your eyes, allow your lips to touch gently, your tongue to drop from the roof of your mouth, and while breathing in and out of your nose bring your attention to your natural flow of breath…if any thoughts arise, gently allow them to be without judgment, let them pass like clouds in the sky, be still and ask yourself…
Who am I?
The world is in turmoil. There is no denying it, no stuffing it under the bed and pretending it doesn’t exist. It’s time to face reality. People are starving, countries are on the verge of bankruptcy, cities are being completely levelled by natural disasters, people are going without food or water, losing their jobs, families are breaking apart and we are all struggling inside to survive, to find a safe place within our heart and soul to take refuge so that we can face what’s at hand and the challenges we may face a head.
It can be scary, I know. If you live a fear based life and don’t have faith that there is something beyond fear, beyond our attachments to a world in which we created based on a totally unsustainable model.
Will I be able to survive a change? Can I live life without all the material that I have grown attached to? What will life look like? How will I define myself? How will I survive?
These are common questions that I hear from people who live in a fear based world. In a world controlled by mind virus’s passed on through the media and our unconscious friends who haven’t yet woken up to the possibility that we actually are the ones creating our lives, how we experience them and how we facilitate life on our planet.
I challenge to you to sit where you are, eliminate all distractions; meaning shut off your phone, your Facebook, the music or whatever you have around you that may distract you, and get silent. It might be something you are unfamiliar with but I challenge you to take the first step towards creating the life you want and try.
You may or may not be aware that the world in which we have unconsciously created is unsustainable. That we and our planet, which in essence are all one, cannot survive for much longer on the current model. We can no longer sustain ourselves on this greedy, status based, material obsessed world. It is destroying us inside and out. You have heard the phrase our thoughts create our reality, well what kind of thoughts do we have about ourselves and the world to create what we have created…
What can YOU do to change it?
First things first you can stop, breathe, be silent and allow yourself to reconnect with the truth of who you are. We never stop, were always go, go, go! On to the next task without ever stopping to consciously visualize what it is that we really want to create. We are on auto pilot, programed by a mind virus that we picked up somewhere from birth to this present moment. We’ve become like puppets controlled by some invisible power that speaks through our computers, magazines, newspapers and TV’s. A power that tells us we need to be prettier, thinner, smarter, and wealthier and that we never have enough and always need more. You’ve seen them, the commercials for lotteries painting a picture of what life would look like if you were a millionaire or the ones for Botox making promises that you’ll feel healthier, brighter and more alive if you just inject a little of our overpriced poison in your face.
What you need to understand is that these are temporary fixes attempting to convince you that the solution comes from somewhere outside of you. That the more you have and the better you look, the happier you will be. However these things, that are outside of yourself, do not and will never have the power to bring happiness to your life. The more you look outside of yourself the more suffering you will cause, within yourself and in the world. You become a participant in the spread of this mind virus which is the greatest contributer to your internal turmoil and the turmoil you are seeing on the planet as we speak.
Today take just 10-15 minutes to get silent and ask yourself. What do I truly want for myself and the planet? Ask yourself this question over and over again and then listen. Listen from the very depths of your heart and soul and you will find that answer, that connection to inner truth. What you may or may not be surprised to find is that what you truly want for yourself and others doesn’t come from a box, a bank or a needle. It’s a gift that you were born with and has been available to you all along… That gift is love, compassionate unbiased love.
You have a limitless supply of love that when tapped into has the ability to heal your life and when projected outwards, in unity, has the ability to work miracles. With love all things are possible.
If you want to create peace your life and the world remind yourself that every moment is a choice point and that in that moment you can choose the thoughts that create war or peace, love or fear and disaster or miracles. So stop, listen to your heart and be awakened to the power of unity with truth.
This morning I woke up to the beautiful sound of singing birds as the fog lifted over the Marina where I live. Everything seemed to be just perfect as I enjoyed my first cup of coffee while sending out my regular morning quotes through facebook. That is until I turned on the radio.
I am usually not a person who listens to the radio, I don’t even have cable TV. A personal choice I made a few years ago because I wanted to really disconnect from this world of illusion that we somehow created and reconnect to the truth of who I am – A statement that sends a lot of people running for the hills with judgment. “You’ve gone all hippy on us”, “Oh there you go getting all spiritual again” are comments I hear frequently. Which leads me to the title of this post.
Where did we go wrong?
As I listened to the radio for a few short minutes this morning I heard a Police Officer was dragged and killed by a van while trying to catch an offender, a lady used her baby as a weapon in a subway fight and Kim Kardashian is number one on Google… I was blown away, and disheartened.
Where did we go wrong?
We seem to have become monsters. Completely separated from who we are. We live in a world where celebrities have become Gods, our protectors are treated as enemies and people use their own children as weapons.
Where did we go wrong?
When connected to who we really are life is such a beautiful thing. There is so much to be greatful for. So much beauty in the world and so much love to be shared. That is the truth, before anything else we are spiritual beings having a human experience. We are here to learn, to experience, to connect with the divine within ourselves and to reach out across the world with love. We are to understand that we are one and what you do to others, you do to yourself. That life begins and ends with you and that you are to love yourself so that you are able to see others with the same love. We are not to look outside ourselves, to harm others or to put other humans above us.
I invite you all to answer this question silently to yourselves or if you feel moved by posting a comment…
Where did we go wrong and how to we return to the truth of who we are?
Life is all about change. Things are constantly changing and growing and always will.
Embrace the changes, move through them and allow them to help you grow.
Resistance to change keeps you exactly where you are.
Life is about the journey, the contrast and through this we learn exactly who and where we want to be.
As I woke up so peacefully this morning at 5AM, I had an urge to watch something inspirational. Since I have just recently subscribed to an internet service called, Netflix an on demmand movie site, which is absolutely amazing and has an enourmous library of films and documentaruies. I came across a documentary of a man I have heard spoken many times on my recent journey in self discovery by the name of Ram Dass.
The documentary gives insight into his life with a focus on his recently challanged journey due to a Stroke causing him to be challanged both physically as well as with his speech.
If you are not aware of who Ram Dass is he is a Spiritual Guru who started his journey born to a highly educated and wealthy Jewish family and continued on to become a Harvard Professor all before his enlightened trip to India, which sparked an enormous spiritual movement and a book by Ram Dass himself titled “Be Here Now” which to date has outsold almost every piece of literature outside The Bible.
This decumentary took me on exactly the journey I expected. His story, his journey and his truth touched my heart and once again opened me up to the understanding of our divinty. It brought me to a place of understanding and comfort and as his book titles states to “Be Here Now” and to fully understand with all of my heart and soul, that every experience is a blessing, an opportunity for growth in order to gently guide us back to the truth which is our purest nature.
To know as Ram Dass says “This moment is alright, This moment is alright”
Please enjoy this beautiful journey through spiritual Guru Ram Dass
Click here to purchase the documentary >
We have all heard the term “Believe and you can achieve”. Is it true? Can we really change our beliefs about something and that something will change? The answer my friend lies in our hands. We choose. We can choose to believe that we are the creators of our destinies and start creating the life we desire, or we can choose to believe that we are powerless and surrender to a life disconnection. What do you choose?
So often we beat ourselves up, focus on mistakes, lack, bad experiences or relationships, which constantly keeps us in a state of negativity or misalignment. Shift your focus today; lift yourself up, understand you are doing your best, look for the good in everything and everyone and understand that everything is for your highest good.
Always remember that you are the teacher as well as the student and to be the change that you want to see in the world. Be a good listener; conduct yourself without ego but with gratitude, grace, compassion and love. Treat others the way you wish to be treated. Show the world your truth and the world will respond with truth, be the leader of peace and the world will follow.
Are you feeling like your running on empty? Putting out more energy then you are receiving? If you are well it’s time to stop and fill your engine. Stop today and take time for you. Do the things you enjoy most, take a walk in nature, play on the jungle gym at the park or go for ice cream with your best friend. Embrace your inner child, go for the joy in life and call your spirit home. You deserve it!
We often go about life forgeting its true purpose. We become attached to outcomes, positive or negative. We search outside ourselves for direction, sometimes through the opinions of others and sometimes by attaching ourselves to the material world in hopes that it or they will bring us comfort. But the truth is, no one knows better than you and material possesions do not define us. You are, as Jesus once said “The Truth, The Way and The Life” it’s just a matter of rememberance.
Take a few minutes today, get into some comfortable cloths and be silent. Focus on your breathe. Allow thoughts to enter and leave without attachment. Ask the Universe who you are and feel the answer deep within your soul.
You are that!
In times of challange it can be difficult to get clarity. We become distracted by our egos and make life decisions based on fear. When we make ego or fear based decisions we become disconnected from truth which causes suffering. Today I encourage you to get real with yourself, take time to sit in absolute silence and ask yourself what you truly want. Get clear. Feel it in your heart and soul. Dont follow the maybe’s but grasp on to the YES’s with all of your heart. YES’s are the keys to unleashing our ultimate lives: mind, body and soul!
When we are challenged in life by our fears, by adversity or by others the best thing for us to do is to retreat in silence. To be with ourselves and question our thoughts, not immediately react or combat. These immediate reactions come from a place of misunderstood thoughts and perceptions that are guided by Ego and eventually lead to war with ourselves and others. Silence allows us to work through Ego and connect to Spirit which is truth. In truth there is pure clarity and freedom to remember who we are and always come from a place of Love, Peace & Joy – Shayne Traviss