HEAVEN IS FOR REAL (movie)

The movie Heaven Is For Real conveys an inspired message of genuine love, joy, and peace. I watched it last night and realized – again – that there really is no hell other than the one that humankind creates through ignorance, prejudice, impatience, greed, and other selfish desires and attachments. The movie offers several tender moments that can provide food for thought… and invite the notion that judgement and the need to destruct are born not of Divine but merely of the lower levels of human consciousness. The destiny for all of us, so it appears, is the state of peace. So what’s there to...

4 Step Wellness: A Perfect Balance of DO & BE!

A business coaching session with a client this morning generated the insight how the 4 Step Wellness formula from Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (Nutrition, Exercise, Sleep, and Meditation) provides a perfect 2 + 2 balance of doing and being: Optimal sleep hygiene is necessary for rejuvenating body, mind, and spirit, while meditation helps us gain freedom from the physical senses and cultivates the intuitive faculty of extra-sensory perception. Combined with optimal nutritional cleansing and replenishing and a well balanced exercise program that generates structural alignment, muscle tone and stamina, this formula of doing and being builds the foundation and sets the stage for a higher level of fulfillment in life. Thank you Sri Sri:) Click here to learn more about 4 Step...

BECOME CONSCIOUS

“Become Conscious” is a card I recently drew from the “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind” card deck by T. Harv Eker, founder of Peak Potentials. What is consciousness? According to Eker, “Consciousness is observing your thoughts and actions so that you can live from true choice in the present moment rather than being run by programming from the past.” How do we get to this point of becoming conscious? In the above statement, one of the key words is OBSERVING: Developing the ability to observe oneself, others, and nature through the practice of meditation is a core component of all spiritual teachings that I am aware of. Master teachers like Krishna, Buddha, and more recently Paramahansa Yogananda and Deepak Chopra insist that the practice of meditation is imperative if one wants to raise their consciousness and achieve full Self-realization. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, who is hailed as “The Gandhi of our times” states that in addition to nutrition, exercise, and sleep, meditation is the fourth pillar to developing positive health. And with this formula, we have an integral system for achieving what Sri Aurobindo calls “The Triple Transformation of Integral Yoga:” Deep, high, and wide. The question of meditation comes up frequently in coaching sessions, and I like to respond from personal experience. Currently, I practice a 15 minute guided mediation from “Getting Into The Vortex” by Esther and Jerry Hicks (The Teachings of Abraham), which I enjoy tremendously… I keep craving it daily. The four step wellness formula of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has become the core component of my wellness coaching because it allows for those who apply it consistently...

QUANTUM TRANSFORMATION

Today I am emerging from a 2-day back-to-back Isagenix Cleanse. Having tried to fast and cleanse unsuccessfully for over 20 years, this is a wonderful experience! I feel energized, clear, focused… new born in a way that also has me feel a bit raw and vulnerable. Coming from a background of Natural Hygiene (food combining), wheat grass, juicing, raw foo and enzyme  nutrition (since 1987)… no method for cleansing has ever worked for me until I found the Isagenix Cleanse just this year. Why does it work so well? It appears that body and mind are masterfully supported during the cleanse day with various nutritional products that cleanse and replenish. How does it get better than that!!! As a life transformation coach, I see cleansing as a rapid tool for changing oneself for the better, rising up in consciousness where one finds more love, joy, confidence, peace… (see image below) I also realize how frightening change can be. When we rise up in consciousness, our relations change. That can be very scary, which is why so many people resist it and never improve their lives to the extent of experiencing true satisfaction and fulfillment. I am aware of this particularly today because of what’s happening inside my own self. Fortunately, I have the confidence, lifestyle, and skills to navigate whatever change comes my way. But this is only because of my experience, which has brought its struggles and suffering (this is like climbing a mountain, finding a new path, than guiding others to do the same). This new awareness enables me to create and offer a framework and support system for those who are inspired and eager to...

Integral Energy & Performance Enhancement

One of the biggest influences on my thinking for the last two years has been the philosophy of Integral Yoga by Sri Aurobindo. As I understand it, in short, Integral Yoga is the process of the triple transformation… high, deep, and wide… opening ourselves to the Divine Influence… by embracing absolutely all that we are: Body, mind, and spirit, including all levels of consciousness, from the lowest to the highest. Within this context I have entered into the 16 week Isabody Challenge by Isagenix. From the three categories of Weight Loss, Healthy Aging, and Energy & Performance I chose the latter. What has inspired me is the opportunity to challenge my self, and to expand the scope to include mind, emotions, and soul. I have designed an integral four quadrant approach to advance myself physically, mentally, cognitively, intellectually, emotionally, financially, and spiritually during this time. What I am seeing is the emergence of a template… an evolutionary pathway for moving towards “Supramental Intelligence and Bliss.” (Sri Aurobindo) My intention is to experiment, record, and share my experiences via this blog. Anyone interested in joining me on this...