The all-new season of two-time Emmy award-winning series “Super Soul Sunday,” featuring Oprah Winfrey’s inspirational interviews with thought leaders, authors, spiritual teachers and visionaries, premieres Sunday, April 16 at 11 a.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.
“It’s enough to drive you crazy if you let it” a lyric from Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 plays in the background as I write. and it is… Resistance gets in there every time. Sometimes it digs in real deep. Makes you feel like every bit of air has been sucked out of your lungs.
Making decisions can be a difficult task. As soon as we check in with ourselves and feel like the decision is right for us… In comes the many voices of resistance. They may sound like your mother, father, teacher or a collective of all the voices that we allow to pull us around like some kind of puppet.
Listen to your heart. We hear this phrase over and over again, from guru’s, teachers and if we have supportive friends and families we hear it from them too. But why don’t we listen?
Until you give yourself the space to eliminate distractions, conditioning and get silent enough to listen to your own desires. To listen to the whispers within that are effortlessly guiding you in the direction of a life that is easeful and fulfilling for you. You will be but a puppet that is picked up and put down as others desire.
Oprah Winfrey & Deepak Chopra announce the newest “21-Day Meditation Experience” titled “Hope in Uncertain Times”
So excited that Oprah & Deepak have launched yet another “21 Day Meditation Experience” titled “Hope In Uncertain” Times” which couldn’t be any more timely. With daily talk and headlines of uncertainty and destruction there couldn’t be a better time to go within.
So, I’m back! But not in the same way. Wow what a journey it’s been. Disconnecting for 21 Days of my own VividLife Quest program I really saw its value and my own. I read a lot, meditated a lot, connected with the people who lift me up and got really focused on who I am, what my intent is and how I want to deliver that going forward.
As I transition from producer and curator of VividLife.me to sharing My VividLife experiences with all it’s challenges and celebrations. As I step further away from ‘Likes’ and “Shares” and walk deeper into the awareness of why “likes” and “shares” matter I have lost a lot of “followers” and since I’ve decided to take a break from social media and do my own 21 Day VividLife Quest I have been deeply contemplating why I am challenged by it.
So much realization in such a short time and I owe it all to something that a week ago I felt would be the cause of a downward spiral, and it could have been, however as always, I allow myself to process the emotional consequences of it all and once clear take it to self-inquiry and care.
I’m leaving for a while and here’s the vulnerable truth of why… For those of you who know me personally you know vulnerability is my super power. But for those of you who know me virtually it might seem like my life is sunshine, rainbows, trips around the world, smoothies and meeting Oprah. It’s not.
Even at 41 I still question myself and my path. I battle with my head (conditioning) and my heart (inner knowing). But what I know for sure is… that every time I follow my heart I end up exactly where I am suppose to. Every experience might not be sunshine and rainbows but it’s what I needed to gain a greater understanding.
And it can be extremely frightening, especially when being yourself can put you in danger. I’ve struggled with this my entire life. Only letting the world see but a fraction…
This picture, taken by Empty Cup Media at our wedding this summer reminds me that, “Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.” As we look into each others eyes, we appreciate each other for who we are, for what we bring to each other and the world. We work together as a team, sometimes feeling like there’s no place where one begins and the other ends.
Worry has destroyed so much but accomplished so little. It separates us from the truth of who we are. Our grievances about the past, our anxiety about the future only creates our suffering in the present. After all, every time we look there, they change.
In ancient North American Native traditions, “a Vision Quest is the ritual seeking of personal communication with the spirit world through visions that are induced by fasting, prayer, and other measures during a time of isolation.” The purpose. To find oneself and intended spiritual and life direction. In this experiential program I partner ancient and modern wisdom to help you discover that direction and assist you in incorporating it into your everyday life with ease.
OMG Chills of TRUTH! You HAVE to read this, no seriously you MUST read this… A Twelve Year Old’s Perspective
Your heart, gut feeling, silent whispers, giant screams, intuition. What ever is guiding you, that is not fear. Follow that. In every moment I practice listening to myself and following my ‘hearts’ wisdom. Sometimes its tough cause old conditioning, undealt with emotional baggage, other peoples voices and fear create illusionary blocks and a resistance to stepping on our hearts path.
I’ve often struggled on my path, sometimes more than I’ve triumphed. Each time was painful, sometimes seeming like beyond relief. But there always seemed to be a light, someone who was there to listen, to remind me of my greatness and to lift me higher.
True story. At least for me it is. I remember being somewhere around the age of 18. I lived with a few friends in a dodgy apartment. “The crack building” it was called.
We had barely any food; popcorn, a bag of potatoes and coffee (no sugar or cream) to be precise.
Recovering from our stories is ongoing, resistance sets in and can set us back, but if we keep getting up, keep challenging ourselves, make what we want to become more important than were we came from, with radical focus, one decision at a time
Do you put yourself and your feelings last? Is it keeping you from living your life fully? Are you afraid to take the first step? Shayne Traviss reflects on the “journey of 1000 miles” and taking the first step.