Weekend Meditation

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“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!
Peace. -davidji

Interested in spending the holiday of gratitude with me this November?
We’ll meditate, do yoga, & explore together on the Mayan Riviera.

November 22-29, 2014

November 22-29, 2014

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Who Am I?

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“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.”

Meditate, swim, explore, and learn with me in Tulum this November!

Meditate, swim, explore, and learn with me in Tulum this November!

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.

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The new guided experience from davidji & SacredFire!

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.

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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

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Awakening Your Inner Elements

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“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you’re doing the impossible.”
- Saint Francis of Assisi

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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!

Peace.-davidji

 

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Journey to Infinity

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“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.

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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.

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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=aClAQEICR2d9YSNABxJ4H0w2cUM-3D_19>. Remember, we transform the world by transforming ourselves.

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

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Weekend Meditation

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“A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.”
- Khalil Gibran

Let’s celebrate a weekend of balance & clarity…warrior style! Here’s a guided meditation on Clarity Through the 5 Realms.

Happy weekend and I’ll see you in the GAP!

Peace. – davidji

November 22-29, 2014

November 22-29, 2014

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Gaining Clarity

amazing-clear-water-pictures-1“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” -Tony Robbins

Hello Spiritual Warriors!! I hope you are thriving, healing, transforming, and feeling fulfilled. I’ve been working with SacredFire these past few weeks engineering the final mixes of our upcoming CD Journey to Infinity. There have been hundreds of pieces of life that have been swirling around me during this time – the Hay House World Summit, writing my next book, taking care of peaches – the Buddha princess, working on my website, speaking at several conferences, kicking off this summer’s Masters of Wisdom & Meditation Teacher Training, posting on Facebook, staying connected with my loved ones & friends, visiting the beach every day, meditating, practicing yoga, watching my favorite TV shows, reading & studying ancient texts, practicing my Spanish, taking out the garbage…you know the drill. Life is wild and chock full of moment after moment after moment.

The tool that I have found valuable during times of extreme activity in order to slow the relentless swirl is looking at life through The Five Realms Of Existence. I’ve shared them with you before but to those who are newly on board, they are The Physical Realm, The Emotional Realm, The Material Realm, The Relationship Realm, and The Spiritual Realm. I teach how to live life through the Five Realms at my workshops & this November in Tulum, Mexico, we’ll be exploring the Realms for a solid week –we’ll go really deep– to take our lives to the next level.

But right here…right now…if you feel you could benefit from some clarity – you can make an important shift in how you respond to the unfolding of your life

During times when it seems like you can barely catch your breath, look at your life through the lens of The Five Realms. That will keep you moving forward on your journey while keeping everything in perspective, and bringing greater clarity into the moment.

Here’s an example: your to-do list is bursting at the seams; you’ve got expectations of what needs to get done, several obligations that you have committed yourself to, a brand new set of circumstances & the basic day-to-day stuff still needs to get done. So slow it all down; start your morning with a meditation to bring some stillness & silence into the trajectory of your day.

Then walk yourself through The Five Realms & spend just five minutes on each realm:
Start with your Physical Realm: your body, what comes in & what goes out, what strengthens it & what weakens it; pick one action to definitely do – and one thing to let go JUST FOR TODAY…don’t torture yourself – bring one thing into your physiology that will nourish and release one that’s not nourishing.

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Then think about your Emotional Realm – and walk yourself through your ability to monitor your own and other people’s emotions, to discriminate between different emotions and label them appropriately, and to use emotional information to guide your thinking and behavior. Place your attention on your
levels of empathy, compassion, hot buttons, trigger points, assumptions, and conditioned responses. Commit to one emotional behavior that is serving you and keep it in your awareness throughout the day – create a mantra that you can keep flowing throughout the day such as “patience…patience…patience” And every time you feel you’re about to respond in a way that might not serve you, take a deep breath in and -as you exhale – repeat the mantra.

Then drift your attention to your Material Realm for five minutes. Make one decision today regarding how you will view the material abundance in the world. Seeing yourself as a never-ending conduit will flow through how you treat your money, finances, your debt, status, your position, possessions, dharma, your saving, hoarding, or your giving. Allow abundance consciousness and wealth circulation to transform any feelings of poverty consciousness or less-than thinking. And throughout the day, remind yourself of that shift. Reinforce it by keeping the san kalpa – the subtle intention – “Aham Brahmasmi” (I am the Universe) running in the background of all your thought processes.

Then spend 5 minutes on the Relationship Realm and reflect on one relationship you have – with your self, your core family, friends, extended relationships, those with whom you have a grievance – and leading with love…take a step to either birth, repair, shift, or end it. Throughout the process, breathe in deeply as you allow these four virtues: forgiveness & impeccability of your word, your thoughts, and your deeds to be cultivated within you.

And spend your last five minutes on the Spiritual Realm – your connection to the your soul & to the divine spirit; your daily practice of prayer, meditation, and devotion to the divine; contemplate your dharma or noble purpose in this life. Breathe in and plant a seed of one-ness in your heart & let the universe kiss your soul.

Then briefly reflect on each realm and the intention or commitment you made to yourself. If you really want to ground them in the tangible world, write them down and place them someplace where you will regularly see the document. But the key is to live them – live your intentions…lean into them. As Krishna says to Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita, “Yogastha kuru karmani” essentially – Establish yourself in the present moment, then perform action.

The swirl will slow. Clarity will unfold. Your choices will become more evident. Your decisions will start to truly nourish you & those in your world. With gentle repetition, this can become a daily practice. And it only takes a few minutes of attention on each realm. Email me at info@davidji.com to let me know how it’s working for you. Keep meditating & I’ll see you in the gap! Peace. –davidji

November 22 - 29, 2014

November 22 – 29, 2014

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Weekend Meditation

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“If we do not change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed.” – Chinese Proverb

Happy Weekend Warriors!

This weekend’s meditation is on cultivating the right speech. Let’s spend the next few days practicing conscious communication – internally & externally.

See you in the GAP!

Peace.-davidji


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Skillful Verbal Acts

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“Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.”
- Carl Jung

Hello Spiritual Warriors! Welcome to a week of identifying our needs & consciously sharing them. Not so easy when we reflect on all the ama – the toxic residue – we leave out there throughout the day…in emails, texts, phone calls, and innocent conversations. The Buddha taught 2600 years ago when in-person speech was the primary way to share information. (remember those days?)

But almost 3000 years later, here we are, and the concept of Right Speech (the 3rd teaching of the Noble Eight-Fold Path which includes right view, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, & right concentration) flows into all the ways we communicate with others.

The Buddha referred to all these communications as Verbal Acts and encouraged all beings to reflect on your speech, before, during, and after speaking.

He encouraged the self-reflective question, “Will this verbal act lead to self-affliction, to the affliction of others, or to both?”

If the answer is yes, he considered it an unskillful verbal act.

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Deepak Chopra echoes the Buddha’s teachings when he encourages us in the Law of Karma to ask, “Will this choice bring fulfillment & happiness to me and also to those affected by this choice?”

If upon reflecting on your words before you speak, you determine that they would lead to self-affliction, to the affliction of others, or to both – then we must acknowledge in that moment that they will create ama and the ripple of that toxic residue will release pain into the world. Therefore, we would be better off – the world will be better off – if you don’t speak them.

But what if it’s too late. What if you’ve already released ama into the world through your written or spoken words? To this the Buddha counseled, “confess it, reveal it, lay it open to the Teacher or to a knowledgeable companion in the holy life. Having confessed it… you should exercise restraint in the future.”

So today, let’s come clean with our unskillful verbal acts. Let’s confess them, reveal them, RELEASE our attachment to them and make the conscious choice to perform a more skillful verbal act in the future. We are not bound forever by our past unskillful verbal acts – we get to speak new loving, truthful words again after thoughtful reflection. And we have the ability to make more conscious choices and re-cast the trajectory we have created…create a new ripple…one filled with truth, kindness, & purpose. Then your world will flow with greater sweetness, greater grace, and greater ease. Join me this week on Hay House Radio and let’s manifest some skillful verbal acts. See you in the gap! Peace. -davidji

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Weekend Meditation

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“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
― Oscar Wilde

Happy Weekend Warriors!
Let’s GET BUSY LIVING!
See you in the GAP.
Peace. -davidji

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Awakening Your Inner Healer

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“He who has health has hope and he who has hope has everything.“ – Arabian Proverb

Hello Spiritual Warriors!! Welcome to the last week in May. Can you believe how quickly the year is unfolding? Over the past five months, we have all encountered new challenges & triumphs…surprises & aha! moments…celebrations & heartaches. This is the wild roller coaster of life – ever changing, ever unfolding, ever uncertain. As each day comes to a close, we may find ourselves seeking healing – healing of our minds, healing of our bodies, and healing of our souls. Sometimes, we can benefit from outside help such as when we are diagnosed – and need the help of a medical professional, or when we find ourselves in grief and can benefit from a therapist. But there’s additional support that can come from within – deep within – from your most genuine self – which is pure and perfect and whole and enlightened. Which knows no separation from source – only knows love, compassion, forgiveness, and light – it only knows wholeness and sees all things as ONE.

Awakening your inner healer & cultivating your innate healing powers starts with a shift in how you see the world. Ask yourself, “ Are you this separate distinct entity or are you an integrated piece of the universe?”

You know the answer. If we can –just for a moment- surrender to the primal fact that we began this existence as one with the universe, we can make a profound shift in our body & our mind.

Throughout our lives we have distanced ourselves from the whole by resisting, protecting, pushing back, guarding, defending, preventing, and stopping.

But we could – just as easily – allow, receive, and accept that this moment and all our moments are perfect exactly as they are. If we are willing to do this, then we can move to a mindset of The Healer where the universe is supporting us not attacking us.

If we can connect and know at our core level that we are indeed worthy, and brilliant, and intuitive, and deserving of love & happiness, then we can connect to the part of us that can soothe, nourish, and heal our wounds – our emotional ones and then our physical ones.

There is a beautiful phrase in Sanskrit, yata pinde tat brahmande – as is the cosmic body, so is the personal body; as is the cosmic mind, so is the personal mind.

So when you find yourself in a situation where you see you self as separate – remind your self that this is an illusion that you have bought into – there is nothing separate from you – everything around you and within you is God wearing a different disguise. The words from someone that sadden you…your interpretation that someone is out to get you…the cells in your body that have forgotten they are one with the universe… your fear that someone will say or do something or that what you said or did was a horrible mistake…all illusions and meaningless in the divine scheme of things.

When you find yourself stuck in that stinking thinking – you need to RE-BOOT. Connect to a few moments of stillness & silence – use 16 seconds to bliss. Then remind yourself that it serves no one. Out loud say, “I am whole. I am safe. I am loved. I am the universe.”

Then whisper it, “I am whole. I am safe. I am loved. I am the universe.”

Then repeat it to yourself silently, “I am whole. I am safe. I am loved. I am the universe.”

Breathe in – feel the divine cosmic breath of god flow into you – feel it ripple through every cell in your body – stay in that space as you fill what is empty. And then as you exhale, empty the fullness of what does not nourish you.

Breathe in and:

Fill your tender heart with self-compassion & unconditional love

Fill your mind with nourishing images and the power to move forward

Fill your body with pure healing energy that ripples through every cell

And allow the universe to sweetly kiss your soul – merging you with timeless oneness.

And breathe out and:

Empty you body of its toxicity

Empty your heart of its sadness

Empty your mind of its darkness

And

If you will give yourself permission to practice this exercise every day at 10, 2, & 6 – the natural times of Ayurveda, you will begin flowing with the universe. It will integrate itself into every cell in your body. You will cleanse your very BEing of that which no longer serves you. And you will fuel yourself with strength, courage, love, and grace. You will awaken your inner healer. Keep trusting & keep meditating. Aham brahmasmi baby! peace. –davidji


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