“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” – Oscar Wilde
Bring on the LOVE!
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“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” – Oscar Wilde
Bring on the LOVE!
Having trouble? CLICK HERE
“May our heart’s garden of awakening bloom with hundreds of flowers.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
Hello Spiritual Warriors!! I hope you are thriving and leaning towards nourishment. This week we explore awakening love in our life.
No matter who your are; no matter what you do; no matter where you live – you could use more love. More self-nourishment, more joy, more affection, more forgiveness, more compassion from those in your life, more attention from others.
We want it; we need it, but our quest for it is often misguided. We look outside of ourselves for something that rests within. We seek what we already are.
Yet we wake up each morning on a quest to somehow find it in a text, a phone call, an email, or the eye of someone we are gazing at.
If we could recognize our splendor – see the divine nature of our being, we’d understand and appreciate the magnificence that rests at the core of our being.
We can connect to that radiance with greater consistency by following these 5 steps starting with each morning as soon as we rise:
Step 1) Start your day with some stillness & silence. Meditate – whether for 16 seconds or a full 30 minutes. Using a mantra (I list 12 timeless mantras on page 207 in Secrets of Meditation), or simply following your breath in and out, will place us in a state of witnessing awareness.
Step 2) Surrender. Acknowledge that this moment is pure and perfect and exactly as it’s supposed to be. The past is carved in stone – the future is unknown – all we have is this precious, sacred precious moment.
“There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to LOVE, believe, do, and mostly LIVE.” – Dalai Lama
Step 3) Draw the logical conclusion that — if this moment is perfect – so are you…exactly where you are supposed to be – with all the emotions, relationships, and circumstances that you have created.
Step 4) Open your heart to love. Repeat the affirmation. Today I let love in. Today I receive love. Today I am love. And throughout the day, as soon as you are not getting your way…as soon as you witness yourself trying to impose you view on how things are supposed to be or how something should unfold, repeat the affirmation.
Step 5) Flow. Extend yourself to someone. Lend a helping hand, ear, or heart. Give something to someone – a thank you, an apology, a hug, a smile. Send a text to someone telling them you are thinking about them and sending them love.
Remember that you are so worthy to receive love. And the more you practice these simple steps, the more quickly you will feel loved and feel the love of the universe. Email me with your results. Keep your ripple flowing. I’ll see you in the gap. Peace. -davidji
”Within you is the divine capacity to manifest and attract all that you need or desire.”
- Wayne Dyer
Happy Weekend Warriors!
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“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” – Bob Marley
Greetings spiritual warriors! And welcome to another week of Life Tools.
This week we’re exploring the timeless concept of abundance consciousness – and introducing the ancient mantra aham brahmasmi into your awareness.
There are five realms of existence – the physical, emotional, material, relationship, and spiritual.In each of them, we find ourselves meeting obstacles. But this week we will focus on the material realm – how we see the realm of money, positions, and possessions – the stuff in our life.
Sometimes they are speed bumps, other times roadblocks, often times tall walls, and occasionally a slammed shut door. What we do with this information becomes the fabric of our life. We can use each obstacle in our life – regardless of how devastating — as an opportunity to grow, evolve, and start anew, or we can use the smallest excuse as our reason why we can’t self-actualize.
Do you see building blocks or stumbling blocks? You get to choose. And here is a powerful tool to help you shift your mindset and awaken more abundance into your life. It’s called the aham brahmasmi subtle intention.
It all starts with introducing the pattern interrupt aham brahmasmi – an ancient Sanskrit phrase from the Brihadaranyaka Upanishads into your awareness. As you wake up – open your eyes and say out loud aham brahmasmi – I am the Universe. Then repeat it out loud, when you are:
That’s at least 12 times before you even engage with the world outside of your house.
Then throughout the day, when you find yourself in a constricted state over money or stuff – making a “poor me” excuse, telling someone why you can’t do something that costs money, or why you can’t have something that will really nourish you because it’s too expensive, or feeling sorry for yourself:
- CLOSE YOUR EYES
- OUT LOUD SAY “AHAM BRAHMASMI – I AM THE UNIVERSE”
- PLACE YOUR HAND ON YOUR HEART
And then bring your attention to your heart – your most genuine self – which is pure, and whole, infinite & abundant. And realize you are a conduit to receive the divine gifts of the universe. You are limitless. Ever capable. Eternally worthy.
Do this every day and within a week – abundance will flow…aham brahmasmi will become a part of your internal dialog. And on the 8th day, you will flow abundance through your words, thoughts, and deeds.
Lather. Rinse. Repeat!!!!!
Email me with your stories of abundance. I would love to hear from you. Remember to keep meditating and I’ll see you in the gap! peace. -davidji
“Our passions are the true phoenixes; when the old one is burnt out, a new one rises from its ashes.”
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Hello and happy holiday weekend warriors!
Enjoy the meditation and I’ll see you in the GAP.
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“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman
Spiritual Warriors! Welcome to our new Life Tools newsletter.
Our passion is the wind that flies us forward to fulfill our dreams; and saying “Yes!” to life is how we open our wings! So let’s shift our lives right now. Here are the five steps to awakening passion in your life, getting back your groove, and sparking your mojo!
Step 1) – Start your day with a bit of stillness and silence; and throughout the day introduce a pattern interrupt. Ideally, you have a morning stillness & silence practice. A morning meditation using the ritual of Rise Pee Meditate. Or you are listening to one of my free meditations which has at least 5 minutes of sweet silence to create the trajectory of inner peace. Throughout the day, whenever you feel stressed, overwhelmed, or constricted, use my 16 second technique.
Step 2) – When you are done, write down 3 things that make you feel giddy, joyful, or happy. Don’t think about it. Place your hand on your heart, close your eyes, go back in time and stop when you feel yourself smiling. What were you doing? Write it down! Do that 3 times.
Step 3) – Shake your body, move your body, celebrate your body. Dance, run, walk, asana, pilates, swim, make love, jump around for at least 5 minutes (ideally longer) – but do something. And don’t forget to celebrate your flesh temple – the gray hair, the wrinkle that just came to visit, new muscles, new jiggles, new areas that need tweezing, new parts of your body you’ve just discovered. It’s the only body you’ll ever have. So don’t compare – be grateful.
Step 4) – Reach out to your front row –surround yourself with people who like you, love you, support you, root for you. Identify your cheerleaders and feel the love! Thank them for being in your corner.
Step 5) – Do Something BIG – out of your comfort zone – surf, hike, take an exciting trip, join me for Thanksgiving on the Mexican Riviera, get in your car and watch the sunset, go out with no socks on! Do something different – change up your routine!
Just try these 5 steps this week and email me with your results. We transform the world by transforming ourselves.
In the meantime, I’ll see you in the gap! Peace. -davidji
“Be not a slave of your own past – plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with new self-respect, with new power, and with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Magnificent weekend wishes to you warriors!
Interested in spending the holiday of gratitude with me this November?
We’ll meditate, do yoga, & explore together on the Mayan Riviera.
“Yoga is the cessation of the movements of the mind. Then there is abiding in the Seer’s own form.”
- Patanjali, The Yoga Sutras
Hello Spiritual Warriors!!!!!! Welcome to another week of exploration.
When you close our eyes and ask yourself the question: “who am I?” what comes back to you? Sometimes answers will flow. Sometimes there will be no answers. But most of the time, what flows back is our job, our title, the description on our resume, our relationship to everything and any one in the world – we identify ourselves by our school, our town, our country, our religion, our food choices, what teams we root for, what politics we resonate with, what authors we read or what actors we like. We define ourselves by saying internally & externally, I am a… daughter, or son, a mother, or father, a brother or sister, an aunt or uncle. These orientations to our world help give us an understanding of our relationship to it – and identify it to others. We’ve all seen the bumper sticker “I’m a proud parent of an honor student.”
Regardless of what type of meditation style you practice, you can begin your daily meditation by asking a powerful and profound question such as “who am I?” or “what am I grateful for?” Or “how can I flow more compassion into the world?” or “how can I be more patient today?”
You can begin your morning meditation practice with any questions or any prayer you feel like starting with. I often begin by asking myself the Five Secrets of the SweetSpot or a series of questions known as the soul questions. These help begin my trajectory for the day. They often then create a san kalpa – a subtle intention that flows through me throughout the day. When you ask these types of questions – let them simmer for a bit inside you, then release them…let go of them…and let the answers flow throughout the rest of the day, amazing ripples begin to flow.
By asking these questions, listening to answers or silence, AND THEN LETTING GO OF THEM, we set the table for our daily practice. There is no need to bring the questions or the answers into your mind during the meditation. They are already a part of who you are. And as you expand in consciousness, the cosmic dialogue will continue to expand within you, and you will gain clarity into who you really are – beneath your clothes, beneath your flesh, beneath your opinions, and your beliefs. You will connect with what really rests at your core. If prayer is talking to god…meditation is listening. So give yourself a chance to reflect first thing in the morning on who you are. When we ask these questions over and over, we have an opportunity to go beyond our pre-conceived notions of who we are. The self-definitions become expanded…constrictions fall away. We become more than who we were only minutes before. We activate our true potential.
These are the aspects of Self that hundreds of millions of people explore every day; and that have been explored for thousands of years. These are some of the deepest questions you could ask yourself. And if more answers come to you while you are meditating, gently drift back to your breath, the mantra, or the object of your attention. We do nothing with the information that comes to us during meditation. That’s simply a process for making the soil more fertile. It’s outside of meditation, when the seeds you’ve planted in that soil are growing, that you feel more expanded, more creative, more intuitive, and more insightful. It’s not during meditation that the value of this process takes form. It’s back here with the rest of us, when you’re eyes are wide open, and you’re interacting with the world.
Reflecting on who you are is a stepping-stone to an effortless daily practice, and is a building block for living an expanded, abundant, compassionate life. Of course, you can begin your practice with any ritual that feels comfortable. What are the questions that are important to you? Write them down; explore them before meditating for a solid week, and you will feel them unfold in your life. (Remember: Don’t bring these questions or their answers into your meditation.) After you have asked questions and allowed answers to flow (and sometimes there will be no answers), simply release them. Let them go, and begin your meditation. You can add emphasis to your letting go of them by physically releasing them. Take a long, slow, deep breath in and then let them go. As you exhale, send them out into the universe. Then begin your practice, using your breath, mantra, or another object of your attention. I’ll go deeper on how to awaken our emotional intelligence on Hay House Radio this week. Join me on LIVE! from the SweetSpot.
In the meantime, I’ll see you in the gap! Peace. -davidji
“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you’re doing the impossible.”
- Saint Francis of Assisi
Happy weekend wishes warriors!
Take a moment(s) this weekend to see yourself as a multi-dimensional being…made up of the five elements and the characteristics of each; Space (infinite possibilities) – Air (movement & change) – Fire (transformation) – Water (cohesiveness) – Earth (solidity in mass & form).
Be light, have fun exploring, & I’ll see you int he GAP!
“To feel the love of people whom we love is a fire that feeds our life.”
― Pablo Neruda
Hello Spiritual Warriors!!! And welcome to another opportunity to explore & share the timeless teachings of – Ayurveda – pronounced eye – yur – vey-dah.
Ayurveda is known as the oldest healing system on the planet. And, because of its universality, we can connect to this timeless wisdom in every moment. Literally, the “wisdom of life,” these ancient teachings offer us a way to heal emotionally & physically. That’s why I co-created my newest CD Journey to Infinity with the world-renowned sound healers Dean Richards & Mj Vermette, known as SacredFire.
According to Ayurveda, everything that flows within us and everything that flows outside of us is comprised of five master elements – space (akasha), air (vayu – pronounced v-eye-you), fire (tejas – pronounced tay -jas), water (jala), and earth (prithivi). In Sanskrit, these elements are known as the “pancha (five) maha (master) bhutas (elements).
Ayurveda considers these five elements the building blocks of life and teaches us that everything in existence is a blend of these five master elements. So that means every person, every animal, every corner of the planet, every aspect of your daily life… has space, air, fire, water & earth inherent in its make-up.
Each element has a particular characteristic inherent in its make-up. Space is infinite…flowing pure potentiality in every moment. Air is constantly changing…flowing movement into us and our environment. Fire is transformative…metabolizing every thought, word, & action. Water is protective…nourishing us in each moment. And Earth is structure…providing stability & groundedness. This intermingling of all five elements determines the energetic flow in every moment…in every conversation…in every interaction…in every interpretation & in every expression. Some moments carry more space, while others are fiery, and others are earthy. By being mindful in each moment – of what we have too much of and what we don’t have enough of – we can make more conscious choices and bring in what we lack while releasing what is in the extreme. Let’s say you are procrastinating or you’re stuck on the couch. That would mean we have too much earth. Or perhaps, you were harsh with a loved one or co-worker. Then you would have too much fire.
These are powerful awareness tools. We can invigorate ourselves with movement when we have too much earth – getting us to move past procrastination. We can nourish ourselves with water when we have too much fire – helping us to be more patient, more compassionate, and choosing our words more wisely.
Cultivating a daily meditation practice can help bring you into balance by heightening your awareness and giving you a greater understanding of where you are too much or not enough.
If balancing yourself through the elements resonates with you, then join me in November on the sweet warm beaches of the Mayan Riviera – on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. For 7 days, we will explore the elements, heal our selves through this timeless wisdom, meditate, practice yoga, commune with nature, and explore the five realms of existence together.
SacredFire will be performing throughout the week – and if you’ve ever wanted to fully immerse in something deeply and truly transform your life, then spend these seven days with me. We will rise with the sun, meditate together, swim in the warm sweet, salty sea, dine on fresh, delicious local delicacies, walk the labyrinth, receive powerful healing massages, and connect with likeminded fellow explorers from around the world.
Attendance is limited – and our days will be a seamless fusion of daily sessions with me, group activities, sound healings with SacredFire, private reflection, and free time to take excursions, connect with the Mayan gods in the Temazcal, or play on the beach. Come alone and make new friends or bring your significant other to share in your transformation. Everything is included except your travel and payment plans are available if that makes it more do-able.
We specifically selected November 22-29 so that we can celebrate thanksgiving together in a loving, supportive environment. And we have taken over the magnificent beachfront resort for the week so we will have the most nourishing experience. If you have any questions in deciding to come, email me personally at <http://www.privatedaddy.com?q=SX14NWNWfxJcNRs1JkZAam1iSTY-3D_19>. Remember, we transform the world by transforming ourselves.
In the meantime, I’ll see you in the gap. Peace. -d