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Heart-opening Sutras Weekend Meditation

Mantra: Om Yam Ritam Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good. ―Maya Angelou Happy weekend, Spiritual Warriors! I’ve landed in my other SweetSpot of the Universe — Tulum, Mexico — for my 7-day Get … Continue reading Heart-opening Sutras Weekend Meditation

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Divine Light Weekend Meditation

Mantra: Om jyoti ritam Merging ourselves with the divine – the divine light – is our perfection. Opening our heart just a little bit more, is our perfection. If there aren’t cracks, slivers, weaknesses, sadnesses, and moments of disappointment how can the light get in? Your perfection is in your growth, in your evolution and allowing … Continue reading Divine Light Weekend Meditation

Sattwa Weekend Meditation

You are never alone or helpless. The force that guides the stars guides you too. – Shrii Shrii Anandamurti Mantra: Sattwa Happy Weekend Spiritual Warriors! Join me in making a personal commitment to carry the essence of sattwa (purity) this weekend – steady, calm, & peaceful. You are what we think because with your thoughts you … Continue reading Sattwa Weekend Meditation

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What Stress Does to Your Mind: The Reactive or Ego Response

“90 percent of our physical toxicity is emotionally derived.” —David Simon, MD Welcome, Spiritual Warriors, to this week’s edition of The Source on what stress does to your mind. A couple weeks ago we examined the body’s ancient fight-flight response. I talk about it regularly because stress is such an important topic in our society, and I … Continue reading What Stress Does to Your Mind: The Reactive or Ego Response

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Leaning in the Direction of Your Dreams Weekend Meditation

Mantra: Aham Brahmasmi This weekend I’m in Philadelphia speaking at the Hay House I Can Do It! Conference. I’m so excited to connect with everyone in the great City of Brotherly Love!! Philly is a city with a deep and rich American history and has played integral roles in the founding of our nation. It’s a … Continue reading Leaning in the Direction of Your Dreams Weekend Meditation

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Healing Vibrations Weekend Meditation

Photo Credit: Old Mister Crow via Compfight cc Mantra: Yaam haam om This week’s healing vibrations meditation will help us lighten our heart and awaken our voices. All compassion starts with self-compassion. If we are not rooting for ourselves in every moment, how can we root for others? If you can’t empathize with your own plight, then you are not … Continue reading Healing Vibrations Weekend Meditation

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Tonglen: Becoming a Conduit of Divine Energy Weekend Meditation

Mantra: Om Moksha Namaha We have the ability to become a conduit of divine energy — whatever energy we desire. Tonglen is the ancient Buddhist practice of giving and receiving — or energy exchange. When we are calm, relaxed, aware, and unconditioned, that is our energetic expression. Meditation, conscious communication, forgiveness, (self) compassion, and empathy are important … Continue reading Tonglen: Becoming a Conduit of Divine Energy Weekend Meditation

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Reflection Weekend Meditation

Photo Credit: ravas51 via Compfight cc Mantra: Moksha This week, I’ve been in Chicago working with the Blue Courage team for three days of BCAT (Blue Courage Awareness Training! I have so much gratitude for the thousands of magnificent cops who’ve re-connected to their dharma of service, nobility, honor, & guardianship!!! Spending the week with men & women in … Continue reading Reflection Weekend Meditation

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Manifesting All You Desire Weekend Meditation

Artwork by Kari Anapol View more of her art at Mantra: Om Ram Ritam This weekend let’s focus on the manifestation process so we can watch all of our seeds burst through the soil and begin their process of reaching for the sky. You have your dreams and visions – you’ve set your intentions…and … Continue reading Manifesting All You Desire Weekend Meditation

Personal Freedom Weekend Meditation

Artwork by Kari Anapol Mantra: Ram Ram Namaha The quest of a Spiritual Warrior is for Personal Freedom. Personal Freedom means freedom from fear, illusions, and the fear based beliefs that the spiritual warrior within battles – the beliefs of the mind that are limiting, conditioned, and self-imposed. It is with Personal Freedom that … Continue reading Personal Freedom Weekend Meditation

No More Regrets, Only Forgiveness Weekend Meditation

Mantra: Yogastha Kuru Karmani Each of us has something in our life that is a source of regret, grief, shame, guilt or sadness; something we’ve said or done that haunts us, distracts us, and weighs on our heart. Breaking a promise, making a bad or non-nourishing choice, lying and getting caught, cheating on a partner, … Continue reading No More Regrets, Only Forgiveness Weekend Meditation

The Healing Space Weekend Meditation

Artwork by Kari Anapol; Mantra: Om Akasha Ritam Discover that healing space within. We cannot solve a problem from the same level of consciousness that created it. But when we perceive there is a problem in our life, we create a constriction. It’s what happens next that truly constricts us. We have thoughts of … Continue reading The Healing Space Weekend Meditation

Awakening Your Inner Healer Weekend Meditation

Photo Credit: torbakhopper via Compfight cc 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 … Continue reading Awakening Your Inner Healer Weekend Meditation

Vibration – Weekend Meditation

Photo Credit: Frances Lane via Compfight cc If we’re vibrating at a high frequency, we can sense all things around us. If we’re vibrating at a low frequency, we’re trapped in our mind. Immune to all sounds, emotional interpretations. Every thing is about attention and intention. The only way to raise our vibration is to … Continue reading Vibration – Weekend Meditation

Slowing Down the World Around You – Weekend Meditation

Mantra: Akasha Ritam You have the ability to control the speed and frequency at which life comes at you. Science is now proving that slowing down our brainwaves through destressifying techniques such as starting each day in stillness and silence is possible. By connecting to the present moment – whether through in-the-moment stress-busters or through a daily practice of meditation – … Continue reading Slowing Down the World Around You – Weekend Meditation

Oneness Vibration – Weekend Meditation

Mantra: Satya ritam One-ness: There is no past or future, there is only this moment. Surender yourself to this perfect, precious, present moment. The concept of nondualism, or one-ness, says that  there is no separation between our body and our soul, and there is only one-ness. The separation we create is an illusion. Every time … Continue reading Oneness Vibration – Weekend Meditation

Total Relaxation Weekend Meditation

Photo Credit: carlobaldino via Compfight cc Mantra: Om At our core, we ARE stillness and silence – pure unbounded, unconditioned consciousness. There are many kinds of activity but only one stillness and one silence. Every time we meditate we connect to that space…that nothingness…that NO THING ness. And when we return to our waking state … Continue reading Total Relaxation Weekend Meditation

Venus & Mars – Weekend Meditation

Mantra: Om shiva shakti ritam There are two energies that flow through every moment: masculine and feminine … Mars and Venus … Shiva and Shakti. Shiva represents paternal love that gives us consciousness, clarity and knowledge. Shakti is motherly love that surrounds us with warmth, caring and protection. As they merge with each other, each moment shifts.  Even with each breath we … Continue reading Venus & Mars – Weekend Meditation

The Secrets of the SweetSpot Weekend Meditation

Mantra: Om Yam Ritam Sutra is pronounced soo-tra and literally means a thread or line that holds things together. I have crafted my own set of personal heart-opening sutras from the myriad translations of the Buddha, Osho, the New Testament, Thich Nhất Hạnh, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Pema Chodron, & St. Francis of Assisi and merged them … Continue reading The Secrets of the SweetSpot Weekend Meditation

Pattern Interrupt Weekend Meditation

Photo Credit: downeym via Compfight cc Mantra: So Hum An important key to destressifying is mastering our awareness – which starts by connecting to the stillness and silence that rests within. Introducing pattern interrupts into your life throughout the day is a powerful awareness tool – but starting your day from a platform of stillness and … Continue reading Pattern Interrupt Weekend Meditation

I Am the Universe Weekend Meditation

Mantra: Aham Brahmasmi Sometimes in our lives there are speed bumps, other times roadblocks, often times tall walls, and occasionally a door slammed shut. In my new book destressifying: The Real-World Guide to Personal Empowerment, Lasting Fulfillment, and Peace of Mind, I show you how we can use each obstacle in our life – regardless … Continue reading I Am the Universe Weekend Meditation

Manifesting Intentions – Weekend Meditation

Photo Credit: Grégory Tonon via Compfight cc Mantra: I AM In my book “destressifying” we learn that everything in our existence is based on our attention and our intention. What we place our attention on grows and blossoms and blooms in our awareness; what we drift our attention away from, diminishes, and dies. We know that … Continue reading Manifesting Intentions – Weekend Meditation

Transform FEAR into TRUST – Weekend Meditation

Photo Credit: Todd Huffman via Compfight cc The many stages of life, jobs, careers, or relationships, can create vulnerability to FEAR and anxiety. These transitional times bring on levels of uncertainty. We’re not the person we once were nor are we the one we’re about to become. So we need to establish a life of … Continue reading Transform FEAR into TRUST – Weekend Meditation

Healing Emotions – Weekend Meditation

Mantra: Bodhicitta Moksha Emotions run through us every minute of every day. Some are constructive and healing emotions (compassion, love, empathy) and some are destructive (anger, fear, depression, shame, blame and envy). So what may just start out as a natural feeling in the body — what we do with, how we process it and deal with the emotion … Continue reading Healing Emotions – Weekend Meditation

Healing from the Inside – Weekend Meditation

Mantra: Ananda What emotions are inside you? Anger, greed, jealousy, fear, resentment? Or love, hope, understanding, empathy, kindness, compassion? Which set of emotions do you put your attention on? Which ones do you feed? The more important question is which emotions do you WANT to feed, cultivate and put your attention on? We have that power — … Continue reading Healing from the Inside – Weekend Meditation

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Dream into Destiny – Weekend Meditation

“San Kalpa” is an intention, a positive affirmation. Plant an intention you’d like to see unfold. Invite it into your awareness. Welcome it, and open yourself to your destiny. Let’s make dreams come true. What does it mean to plant the seeds in fertile soil? It means inviting your intentions into the nourishing womb of creation … Continue reading Dream into Destiny – Weekend Meditation

Softening to Oneness – Weekend Meditation

Happy weekend Spiritual Warriors! Even your breathing can transform a stressful moment into a destressified one. When you’re feeling a bit harsh, or impatient, or judgmental, or angry… just slip into heart breathing. You can do this for a few minutes ANYTIME you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed. You can practice it as a daily meditation … Continue reading Softening to Oneness – Weekend Meditation

The End of Suffering Weekend Meditation

Mantra: Karunai Karmana Namah Compassion literally means “to suffer together with,” and is considered among the greatest of virtues. In the Buddhist tradition, suffering is an aspect of the human condition that should be recognized and can then be overcome. Compassion is illuminated in the The Four Noble Truths: 1. All existence is dukkha. “Dukkha”  is … Continue reading The End of Suffering Weekend Meditation

Karmic Reflection Weekend Meditation

    Mantra: Sankalpa Karma is all about witnessing our decisions, observing our choices, and watching what we think, say, and do. When we witness our choices and spend time in the unconditioned aspect of our Being, we make more conscious choices going forward. That’s why ending our guided meditations with a silent meditation is so powerful – because then … Continue reading Karmic Reflection Weekend Meditation

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Open the Door of Transformation – Weekend Meditation

“You are what your deep, driving desire is. As you desire, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny.”  — Brihadaranyaka Upanishad In Sanscrit “manipura” means the city of jewels; it is your power within, your energy center, and helps drive you toward your deepest desires — transforming the building blocks of … Continue reading Open the Door of Transformation – Weekend Meditation

Letting Go of a Dream – Weekend Meditation

In dreams we defy the laws of nature – we can do anything and everything without consequences. But what about the dreams you’ve held on to throughout your life? Are you holding onto a dream that is no longer nurturing? If your vision has derailed and what you once thought you’d have, hasn’t materialized, then it’s time to … Continue reading Letting Go of a Dream – Weekend Meditation

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Moving Through Change – Weekend Meditation

Everyone gets upset, angry, disappointed, or defeated when life unfolds differently than we anticipated. But how we respond to this non-stop flow of change that sweeps through us each day becomes the fabric of our life! Change can offer us aha! moments, breakthroughs in stuck thinking, acceleration in the direction of our goals, opening of our heart… and … Continue reading Moving Through Change – Weekend Meditation

Opening Your Chakras – Weekend Meditation

Awakening our chakra energies powerfully moves us closer to our most divine self–our best version. Opening our chakras make us energized, and awakened chakras promote emotional and spiritual growth. We experience “free flowing” energy and information that moves in alignment within the natural rhythms of our bodies and the universal rhythms of nature. Learn more … Continue reading Opening Your Chakras – Weekend Meditation

Finding Space Weekend Meditation

Mantra: Akasha Ritam According to Ayurveda, everything that flows within us and everything that flows outside of us is comprised of five master elements – space, air, fire, water, and earth. Notice how these elements flow from the lightest SPACE…the most subtle expression of life –to the heaviest…the most dense – EARTH. As the progression … Continue reading Finding Space Weekend Meditation

Dharma Weekend Guided Meditation

–Shel Silverstein Mantra: Om Dharma Namah Dharma is the principle that elevates, stabilizes, and sustains the order of the universe. If you can align yourself more closely with the universe, it can aide you in your journey to discovering your dharma. Today’s meditation will help you awaken greater clarity in unfolding your unique gifts and … Continue reading Dharma Weekend Guided Meditation

The Fire of Emotional Freedom Weekend Meditation

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.” -Lao Tzu Mantra: Om Agni Moksha In this meditation, you will return to your most divine, infinite state. Allowing yourself to surrender to the fire of transformation will allow you to let go of what no longer … Continue reading The Fire of Emotional Freedom Weekend Meditation

Saying YES to Life! – Weekend Meditation

“Always say “yes” to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is? what could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and always now? Surrender to what is. Say “yes” to life — and see how life suddenly starts working … Continue reading Saying YES to Life! – Weekend Meditation