Mending a Broken Heart

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“If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.”
- Pema Chodron

Hello spiritual warriors. This week we continue the exploration of healing our heart. We have all been through heartbreak, heartache, and the dissolution of a dream. We need to grieve our losses. But we don’t need to live in the pain or define ourselves by those losses.

The bodhicitta rests inside – our noble, awakened heart rests at the core of our being. All of our heart healing comes from the seed of the bodhicitta. And here are seven tender steps to start that healing process:

1. Meditate. Spend time in stillness & silence. Allow a break in your pain. Give yourself the gift of communing with your most divine self.
2. Breathe. Throughout the day –as you feel your chest constrict or your belly ache – stop, take a long slow deep breath in, and sigh as you exhale. Release your pain. Release your sadness.
3. Make peace with your pain. The most common response we have to our heart pain is leap beyond it with a rebound relationship, emotional eating, or building walls to protect us. All three are short-term solutions that will not nourish you for more than a few minutes. Accept the pain, grieve, cry, sit with your sadness and allow it to teach you.
4. Shift your attention from your own situation to some one else. Reach out to someone you know who is suffering. Flow your compassion out into the world – and see how much easier it is receive self-compassion when you have been rooting for others’ suffering to end.
5. Pump up the volume. Turn up your favorite music. Dance. Rock it out. Music is a power healer and your favorite tunes will always have a comforting effect and drift you out of your malaise.
6. Keep your awareness on your heart. Don’t allow your pain to define you. It’s okay to visit the land of wounds & hurt; but no one benefits by living there. When you realize that you’ve been sitting in pain for more than a few hours – change up your activities and revisit steps 1-5.
7. Forgive someone who hurt you. Forgive yourself. Remember the Sufi poet Hafiz’s words: when all of your desires are distilled, you will have but two choices: to love more & to be happy.

If you can commit to these seven steps, you will heal in a nourishing way. And slowly – I guarantee it – you will gently move through your pain. If you find yourself struggling right now, join me in June and, together, we’ll take your life to the next level. And of course join me & peaches – the Buddha princess this Thursday at 11a PST/2p EST on Hay House Radio.

In the meantime, let’s stay connected. Feel free to share this email with anyone you know who may be in emotional pain. I’ll see you in the gap! Peace. -davidji

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Weekend Meditation

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“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” -Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

Om Mani Padme Hum – “The Jewel in the Lotus”
Happy Weekend!
peace.-davidji

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The Path to Forgiveness

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“Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself.”
-Tony Robbins

Welcome Spiritual Warriors to a week of forgiveness…a topic near & dear to our heart – and yet something that we are challenged with on a daily basis. Sometimes we tell ourselves in a convincing way that holding onto our grievances feels better. This is an illusion. Letting go feels better. I have often quoted the New Testament, “When we forgive, we free ourselves from the ties that bind us to the one who hurt us.”

Forgiving is a liberation! To hold onto something that doesn’t actually serve us – only constricts us and leads us into deeper pain.

Studies show that forgiveness can lower our blood pressure, lessen the flow of stress hormones, strengthen our immune system, and reduce physical and emotional pain. While getting into forgiveness mode may be challenging – especially when your grievance is filled with emotional charge – starting today will gift your life with greater understanding, deeper awareness, a lightness of being, and a way for you to move on.

Let’s take it deeper this Thursday at 11a PST/2p EST on hayhouseradio.com.

There are three directions of forgiveness: Forgiving another person; being forgiven by another; and forgiving ourselves. Here are a few remembrances to help begin your journey of letting go – or at least loosening our grip on our blames, regrets, grievances, and resentments.

Remember: Forgiveness is for you; not for anyone else. Forgiveness does not mean that you have made peace with the person that hurt you, or that you bless their action. We can define forgiveness as the understanding that comes from blaming that which has hurt you a little bit less. When we do this, we take the event & action of the other less personally; and this allows us to change our grievance story.

Remember: Your primary distress is coming from the hurt feelings, sad thoughts and physical upset you are suffering now, not what offended you or hurt you. Forgiveness can act as a balm on those painful emotions.

Remember: Your story of what happened and your relationship with the offender has been played over so many times in your mind, that you have started to define yourself through it. You can change the story, write a new chapter, and shift yourself from where you are to where you want to be.

The process starts with you giving yourself permission to loosen your grip on the hurt. Can you do that? – Just release the emotional charge you have over the incident or event? How about in this moment – breathe in the unconditional love of the divine – and allow the universe to sweetly kiss your soul. Practice this self-love – self-forgiveness process throughout the day, and you’ll start to feel a bit better. The rest will start to unfold automatically. Take your time…it’s okay to visit the land of hurts and wounds once in a while – but no one is served by living there.

In the meantime, keep meditating! I’ll see you in the gap! Peace. -davidji

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Weekend Meditation

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“The soul loves to meditate, for in contact with the Spirit lies its greatest joy. If, then, you experience mental resistance during meditation, remember that reluctance to meditate comes from the ego; it doesn’t belong to the soul.”
- Paramhansa Yogananda

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Trust Message

Listen to today's show on Awakening Your Heart to Love & Trust

Listen to today’s show on Awakening Your Heart to Love & Trust

Even if it’s for one day…today…release the fear, doubt, anxiety, and allow the universe to handle the details. Everything is exactly as it should be and will be delivered unconditionally if you open your heart and TRUST. We’ll take it deeper today on Hay House Radio.
peace.-davidji

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Awakening Your Heart to Love

SWEETSPOT ANNOUNCEMENT

Dear Meditator,

Back on 11-11, two years ago, we launched the very first Secrets of Meditation Healing Immersion. The only workshop of its kind dedicated to cultivating your spiritual practice, healing your heart, and communing with the ocean, the sand, and the sweet prana that flows within us.

Since that first collective merging, each of my retreats, workshops & teacher trainings has quickly over-subscribed. It has been a blessing but many of you who have been traveling on this journey with me have found yourself on the waiting list. We just announced the next Masters of Wisdom & Meditation Teacher Training & the May Secrets of Meditation Healing Immersion to the world, and I wanted to share it with you – so that you could register or share this info with your friends and family who might be interested.

Wherever you are in your daily practice and whether your desired outcome is finding clarity in your life, coping with stress & anxiety, emotional healing, slowing the overwhelm, taking your life to the next level, or sharing this timeless wisdom, I’ve designed these experiences to help you awaken your inner healer and begin a powerful transformation. The Healing Immersion begins Thursday May 8; and the Teacher Training begins June 15 on line & culminates with a week together in the SweetSpot September 22-28.

In the meantime, I will be traveling around the world sharing these timeless teachings in person, on line, & thru the airwaves. Remember, you can always access multiple years of my blog, which contains over 100 FREE guided meditations! and you can on-demand the past three years of my HayHouseRadio show once you have joined the wisdom community.

Here are a few upcoming events:

April:

Discover Your Dharma Life-change Immersion – the Meditation Nest

Seduction of Spirit w Deepak Chopra – La Costa, CA

Meditation 101 w Ashley Turner –online

May:

MY birthday – May 5 – wherever you are, celebrate & eat chocolate!

Secrets of Meditation Healing Immersion – the Meditation Nest

For more details, or to connect with me directly, email me at <http://www.privatedaddy.com?q=EV1YeTt2X14EFTt5fmZgJjVCaXo-3D_19>.

See you in the gap! Peace. –davidji

 

Awakening Your Heart to Love

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Welcome Spiritual Warriors to April Fools Day:

“A fool is one who goes on trusting; a fool is one who goes on trusting against all his experience.

You deceive him, and he trusts you; and you deceive him again, and he trusts you; and you deceive him again, and he trusts you.

Then you will say that he is a fool, he does not learn. His trust is tremendous; his trust is so pure that nobody can corrupt it.

Be a fool in the Taoist sense, in the Zen sense. Don’t try to create a wall of knowledge around you. Whatsoever experience comes to you, let it happen, and then go on dropping it. Go on cleaning your mind continuously; go on dying to the past so you remain in the present, herenow, as if just born, just a babe.

In the beginning it is going to be very difficult.

The world will start taking advantage of you…let them. They are poor fellows.

Even if you are cheated and deceived and robbed, let it happen, because that which is really yours cannot be robbed from you, that which is really yours nobody can steal from you.

And each time you don’t allow situations to corrupt you, that opportunity will become an integration inside. Your soul will become more crystallized.” Osho

So no matter how your heart is feeling right now, give yourself permission to keep dying to the past – to let go of what no longer serves you. Make believe that you are going on a long journey and you can only take your heart. You can only take your tenderness. You can only take your vulnerability. You can only take your self-forgiveness and your self-compassion. Don’t worry about anything else. The universe has your back…always.

Start today…right now…trusting that this moment is perfect. It was designed by the divine creator to give you everything you need to grow, to love, to thrive, and to shine.

Be a fool today!! I’ll see you in the gap! peace. -davidji

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Weekend Meditation

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“The gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift you can give yourself in this lifetime.”
-Sogyal Rinpoche

Happy Weekend Spiritual Warriors!

Here’s a meditation on the 5 Secrets to the Sweetspot.

Enjoy & I’ll see you in the GAP!

peace.-davidji

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Owning Your Practice

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“Self-observation is the first step of inner unfolding.’ -Amit Ray

Welcome to a brand new week spiritual warriors!!! I’ve just finished the final week of my spring Masters of Wisdom & Meditation Teacher Training. It was a beautiful week of grounding my meditation practice with 14 fellow explorers from around the world. We rose an hour before the sun came up; we walked down to the beach in the darkness of the morning and nestled into our blankets; we began meditating as the rhythmic sound of the waves flowed sweet-cool-ocean prana into our lungs; and as the sun rose, it gently lifted the darkness into light – all of this with our eyes closed.

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Join me in the SweetSpot!
May 8 – 11th

By 7:30am, we had meditated, connected to nature, opened our hearts, practiced kundalini yoga and manifested a powerful trajectory for the rest of our day. We had achieved more by mid-morning than most people do in a day. The sense of accomplishment is profound. The ripples of fulfillment lasted all day long into the evening when we meditated again on the sand as the setting sun sent the colors of the rainbow in all directions as it dipped beneath the ocean.

Now maybe you don’t have sweet ocean air flowing into your day. Maybe you don’t get to wiggle your toes in the sand as you drift into stillness and silence. But you have the same opportunity to rise, pee, and meditate (RPM). You have the same opening to set a calming, non-reactive trajectory to your day – to leave your stress behind. You have the same darkness when you close your eyes…and the same light as the sun wakes up to start your day. And you’ve got the same desire to live your life with greater grace and greater ease.

This week, if you can make the commitment to RPM a few minutes before the sun rises, you will experience the same gift that I receive each dawn. Your mind will be a bit quieter as you begin your morning routine. You’ll experience greater calm as the day unfolds. Your heart will be a bit more open, so you’ll walk through the day with a bit more compassion, forgiveness, and acceptance. This means you’ll struggle less throughout the day. You’ll be a bit less conditioned – so you’ll be less reactive…less knee-jerk.

But most profoundly, you will live each day with a bit more gratitude for the gifts the universe is offering you with each breath…a sense of wholeness, of infinite possibilities, of deeper satisfaction, and of greater love. We can do this every day as a virtual collective. The feeling we have is tangible when our fellow meditators are connecting to stillness & silence. It’s an AHAM BRAHMASMI BABY! moment.

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I encourage you to experiment this week and explore what it’s like to accomplish more by mid-morning than most people do in a day. You’ll feel nourished, restored, and empowered. And before you know it, this will become your morning ritual. If you’d like to learn from me in person, there are still a few spaces remaining in my upcoming Secrets of Meditation Healing Immersion. I invite you to join me LIVE! this Thursday on Hay House Radio and we’ll take it deeper.

In the meantime, I’ll see you in the gap! Peace. -davidji

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Weekend Meditation

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“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.”
-Buddha

Happy Weekend Spiritual Warriors!

Let’s take some time this weekend to step away from The Five Kleshas and step into ONENESS! This guided meditation is a great start. Remember the power of your ripple.

Enjoy! Peace. -davidji

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Hay House Radio Update

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LIVE! FROM THE SWEETSPOT
has moved to THURSDAYS!!!
11a PST/2p EST
on hayhouseradio.com…radio for your soul.

Be sure to tune in today as we continue our
exploration of THE FIVE KLESHAS.

New Weekly Flow Reminder!
Tuesdays – VLOG with the Exploration of the Week
Thursdays – LIVE on hayhouseradio.com
Saturdays – weekend meditation

Until then, I’ll see you in the GAP!
peace.-davidji

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