Embracing change is not innate within our nature as humans. Change is often sticky, difficult, uncomfortable, and more often than not, we resist it. Yet, it does not have to be this way. We do not have to suffer at the hands of change; instead, we can embrace it.
When we resist we don’t show up as our best version, but instead we can fall into non-nourishing thought patterns, lose our motivation, and feel as if we no longer have agency over our lives because external influences have become too overwhelming.
We live in a culture where being busy is better, and stillness can sometimes feel selfish, lazy, or unproductive. BUT, I’m here to tell you that meditation practices will actually help you show up more present, engaged and productive for all other realms of your life!
We must remember George Floyd – along with the way-too-long list of African American martyrs who have been slain out of fear, arrogance, entitlement, self-loathing, privilege, lack of presence, & preservation of the status quo.
Timeless wisdom teaches that the source of all kindness is self-kindness; the source of all compassion is self-compassion; the source of all forgiveness is self-forgiveness; and the source of all love is self-love.
But there is another side to the story… integrating the magnificent gifts you’ve received from what you’ve lost – the sweet memories, the joys of your past, the special moments – and that magnificence is something to celebrate.
When you awaken the Sacred Power of Acceptance, you finally recognize that wherever you are, every moment of the past is carved in stone and for you to evolve your life, improve your situation, or find deeper fulfillment you must own the present moment.
With so many people on the planet, it’s often impossible to comprehend that you share the essence of a tribal warrior 10,000 miles away. Or that your soul and the soul of some violent dictator in another country are one. But at your core, you are whole and one with everything in existence and everything that has ever existed.
It’s a new week, spiritual warriors!!! Let’s use it to our advantage to truly put our attention on what we’re feeling… physically, emotionally, mentally… recognize it, name it, draw attention to it, then gently let it go. Happy meditating! Peace. -davidji
Happy new year, spiritual warriors!!! And, welcome to this week’s edition of The Source in which we explore how the divine principle of REbirth applies to our every day life. Did you know that with every breath we are reborn? We all would like to turn back the clock to a moment in time or … Continue reading How does the principle of REbirth apply to my life?→
I will not be “famous,” “great.” I will go on adventuring, changing, opening my mind and my eyes, refusing to be stamped and stereotyped. The thing is to free one’s self: to let it find its dimensions, not be impeded. ―Virginia Woolf Happy weekend, Spiritual Warrior!!! Welcome to a week of love — especially for … Continue reading Healing My Soul Weekend Meditation→
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Source on 3 phrases you can use to honor the four needs of the heart. Each and every one of our hearts has four basic needs: Attention: The need to be seen, noticed and to be recognized. Affection: The need for physical touch, warmth, sweetness and kind glances. Appreciation: The … Continue reading Use These 3 Phrases to Raise Your Vibration!→
Welcome to another edition of The Source!!! The concept of success gets all the limelight, but exploring our lives through the concept of failure can be just as inspirational… if you look at it through a new lens. These are a few of my favorite quotes about failure. Which one resonates most with you, … Continue reading Looking at Failure through a New Lens→
Mantra: Aham brahmasmi Accepting this moment is a beautiful teaching with many different levels. It is the root and the foundation of many wisdom traditions including Buddhist compassion teachings, the Law of Least Effort, and Christ Consciousness. But regardless of your orientation to these belief systems, we can always find personal evolution and divine awakening … Continue reading Ripple of Acceptance Weekend Meditation→
Welcome Spiritual Warriors, to this week’s edition of The Source in which we explore acceptance. The Sacred Power of Your Ripple is fueled by four basic needs that are in constant dynamic exchange as we move through our lives – attention, affection, appreciation, and acceptance. Every day, we consciously and unconsciously, flow these ripples out … Continue reading Why does our need for acceptance drive so many of our decisions?→
Dear (Lord, God, Universe, Higher power, divine creator, or whatever feels right to you): Grant me the serenity to ACCEPT THE THINGS I CANNOT CHANGE. The courage to CHANGE THE THINGS I CAN. And the wisdom TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE. Welcome to this week’s edition of The Source in which we tackle the only constant … Continue reading What’s CFL? It’s How to Change your Attitude about Change!→
Happy weekend, spiritual warrior! We all would like to turn back the clock to a moment in time or simply push the reset button to see if we might have better luck the second time around. REbirth is a spiritual homecoming—our returning to the memory of our wholeness before we carved out all the ruts, … Continue reading No More Regrets! Weekend Meditation→
Welcome, Spiritual Warrior, to this week’s edition of The Source in which we explore consciousness!!! In a word, consciousness is awareness. The more aware we are of ourselves, of our words, actions and their impact, of other’s emotions, of our surroundings – the more conscious we are. When we are more conscious, we are … Continue reading Expand Your Consciousness By Examining These 3 Potentials→
Happy weekend, Spiritual Warrior!!! Peaches the Buddha Princess teaches us, “Resist nothing and receive unconditional love.” In each moment, we have an opportunity to open our heart and give to this world all of our beauty. To step into a bold, new version of you — allow the light to come into your heart; let … Continue reading Letting the Light In Weekend Meditation→
Happy weekend, Spiritual Warrior! We’re doing some serious heart searching this week, elevating our life, stepping into our power, and owning our impact more than ever!!! I just launched the new 30-Minute Commitment, and I invite you to join me and hundreds of like-minded individuals (and growing!) who are ready to take their lives to the next … Continue reading Elevating My Life Weekend Meditation→
Share this holiday blessing with your friends! Good tidings spiritual warrior!! Do you know how beautiful you are? I think not my dear… But I can feel your courage right here in the sweetspot as you step into your power thousands of miles away I can hear your mighty voice expressing your tender heart with divine whispers … Continue reading A Holiday Blessing to You→
Welcome Spiritual Warriors, and welcome to this week’s edition of The Source in which we explore self-acceptance. We’re always our harshest critic. We know that we have made choices and decisions throughout our life that we may regret or torture ourselves about. But they are carved in stone, and we must accept them, forgive ourselves, and make … Continue reading Awakening Self-Acceptance→
Mantra: Tat tvam asi The Greeks called it the Golden Rule, and it’s been expressed by many, many different cultures in slightly different ways across time, but the essence of the rule is that if I’m kind to others, I will, in turn, receive kindness. To move beyond the barriers that separate us, shift to seeing … Continue reading Practicing the Golden Rule→
Mantra: Aham brahmasmi Accepting this moment is a beautiful teaching with many different levels. It is the root and the foundation of many wisdom traditions including Buddhist compassion teachings, the Law of Least Effort, and Christ Consciousness. But regardless of your orientation to these belief systems, we can always find personal evolution and divine awakening … Continue reading Accepting this Moment Guided Meditation→
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 Meditation is the pattern interrupt – the space BETWEEN our thoughts – that allows us to BE present and flow stillness & silence into the … Continue reading Secrets of the SweetSpot Weekend Meditation→
Mantra: Anahata Ritam “Acceptance of one’s life has nothing to do with resignation; it does not mean running away from the struggle. On the contrary it means accepting it as it comes… To accept is to say yes to life in its entirety.” -Paul Tournier We spend most of our lives looking out side of … Continue reading Coming Home Weekend Meditation→
Photo Credit: Nicholas_T via Compfight cc We are not in the world … the world is in us. Every single experience that has ever happened to you brought you to this point in your life. It’s all culminated to now. There maybe something in your life that you wish never happened: a sadness, a loss, … Continue reading Loving What Is Weekend Meditation→
Hello Spiritual Warriors! & welcome to another week of The Source – where we dive deep into timeless wisdom & integrate it into our real world, modern day lives! This week we explore Meeting our Needs. It’s a powerful category that we explore & learn to transcend in destressifying. I’m traveling the world right now … Continue reading Are your needs really being met?→
“Don’t be afraid, just play the music.” – Charlie Parker Hello Spiritual Warriors! And welcome to another transformational week of learning to resist less so we can receive more! Like the daily practice of meditation – the process of lessening our resistance includes surrendering, accepting, detaching, and then trusting that this moment is THE moment … Continue reading Resist Less So We Can Receive More→
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→
Everything in this life is about attention & intention. When we truly place our attention on something it gives us the innate ability to merge with that thing. By remaining attentive with positive intention, we give ourselves CHOICES. When we choose to surrender to the moment and accept that this moment is exactly as it … Continue reading Surrender – Weekend Meditation→
Like the daily practice of meditation – surrendering is a moment-to-moment practice Do you have the patience to wait Till your mud settles and the water is clear? Can you remain unmoving Till the right action arises by itself? ~Lao Tzu When we are innocent and vulnerable to the next moment, the universe unfolds … Continue reading Surrender with Me→
“He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.” –George Herbert are you ready to forgive? free yourself from the ties that bind you @davidji_com Click To Tweet Mantra: Yogastha Kuru Karmani Happy weekend spiritual warriors! Are you ready to forgive? Let’s free ourselves from the ties that bind us. Each … Continue reading Forgiveness Weekend Guided Meditation→
“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” –Dalai Lama Hello Spiritual Warriors! And welcome to another week of life tools. In this week’s edition of The Source we’ll address forgiveness. Each of us has something in our life that is a source of regret, grief, shame, guilt … Continue reading Forgiving Yourself→
Refresh page if needed. we often see the world as outside of ourselves but the world rests within @davidji_com Click To Tweet Wishing you a weekend of deep soul connection. See you in the GAP! Peace.–davidji
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” –Winston Churchill Have a great weekend warriors and I’ll see you in the GAP! peace.–davidji Are you searching for meaning, looking to deepen your practice, or interested in learning how to tap into your inner healer? Join me this … Continue reading Soul Light Weekend Guided Meditation→
“In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.” – Eleanore Roosevelt Hello Spiritual Warriors! And welcome to the last week of 2014 and the first week of 2015 all rolled into one! Endings & … Continue reading You Have A Choice Meditation Video→
“No work or love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.” –Alan Watts See you in the GAP spiritual warriors. Peace.-davidji Having trouble? CLICK HERE
“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot … Continue reading Leading with Love Meditation→
“You can only lose what you cling to.” -Buddha Mantra: Aham Brahmasmi Happy Weekend Spiritual Warriors! Let’s spend the weekend letting go of what no longer serves us so we can make room for the things that truly reflect our magnificence! In this meditation you will go on a journey of letting go. In this moment, … Continue reading Letting Go Weekend Meditation→
“Words are the voice of the heart.” ― Confucius Attention Spiritual Warriors!!! FIND YOUR VOICE, trust, and express yourself! Enjoy the liberation & meditation with Sacred Fire. Happy weekend. Peace. -davidji PLEASE BE PATIENT WHILE THE MEDITATION LOADS Want to add this to your personal meditation library? Download it here.
“Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.” ― Dalai Lama XIV Happy Wednesday! (Thursday if you live down under)! What a wild month we have spent awakening our hearts and our truth! Our community is bursting – growing by leaps and bounds. We have … Continue reading Awakening The Divine→
“The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.” -Marianne Williamson Each morning, right before I meditate I go through a detailed heart-opening ritual that includes asking myself a few questions. I call this ritual The Secrets of the SweetSpot and an important part of the process is asking: … Continue reading Awakening Forgiveness→
“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?” -Rumi This week we have been exploring the concept and the practice of acceptance. One of the most difficult things to do is accept or allow that which we have resisted. I have often described the personality of peaches – the Buddha … Continue reading Acceptance Meditation→
“Acceptance of one’s life has nothing to do with resignation; it does not mean running away from the struggle. On the contrary it means accepting it as it comes… To accept is to say yes to life in its entirety.” -Paul Tournier Hello Spiritual Warriors – ready to awaken your divine gift of acceptance? Acceptance … Continue reading Awakening Acceptance→