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.
Sometimes it’s a little voice in our head telling us we can’t do it, a person in our life shaking their head or smirking, or simply daunting circumstances. But don’t give up. Instead simply reach for an archetype.
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.
The Divine Principle of Awareness is the evolutionary starting point for transforming the world around you as you transform yourself! It’s the cornerstone for every step you take to move your life from where it is to where you’d like to be.
Many of Osho’s teachings irritated people, and many others found them irreverent. But at the end of the day, his purpose was to challenge us to reach deep within our souls and find our own constrictions.
If our fire is burning brightly, we trust, we listen, we stay fully present, and we risk being vulnerable. And, ideally, once we have absorbed all that we believe will nourish us, we release, sidestep, or let go of anything that will not serve us.
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Source! In Vedanta, the ancient Indian philosophy of self-realization, there is a school of thought known as Advaita (pronounced add-veye-ta), a Sanskrit term for “non-duality.” According to Advaita, one-ness is the only reality. Everything else is an illusion, known in Sanskrit as maya. An important part of this … Continue reading Did You Know that Mind + Body + Spirit = 1?→
Happy Monday, spiritual warriors! In every moment that you trust, you are inviting the magnificence of the Universe into your life with unwavering confidence. And when you lose faith, it’s not as if you have suddenly found someone else to invite. No. You haven’t rested your trust in some other magnificence or some other divine … Continue reading Learning to Trust the Universe→
Hello Spiritual Warriors! And welcome to another transformational week of learning to resist less so we can receive more! As the Seventh Dalai Lama wrote: “All things found in the world and beyond are illusions created by one’s own concepts. Grasping at them but further distorts perception. Give up grasping and see things as they … Continue reading What does it really mean to “resist less”?→
Hello Spiritual Warriors!!! Thirty amazing people recently completed my Masters of Wisdom & Meditation Teacher Training program that concluded this weekend. That makes 300 meditation teachers out in the world living their best lives, following their dreams and scripting their lives exactly how they want to live them. The next meditation teacher training session begins … Continue reading When the Student is Ready the Teacher Appears→
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!→
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Source!!! What code do you live by? Maybe it’s the Ten Commandments or the Four Agreements or the Seven Spiritual Laws. Or perhaps you live by the Golden Rule or the Three Gates. We’ve explored these codes over the past few months and here’s another one – The … Continue reading Improving on the Silence→
This weekend I’m teaching a workshop in Las Vegas at TruYoga. Deep gratitude to Valerie Smith, my host, for bringing together spiritual warriors from all over the world to commune together, to meditate together, to explore our deepest desires, dreams & intentions together, and awaken our Sacred Powers. I’m so grateful for this sweet connection. … Continue reading Oneness Weekend Meditation→
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Source. If you follow me on social media you’ve heard about my new, upcoming book, Sacred Powers: The Five Secrets to Awakening Transformation, releases December 12. Each of us has the Sacred Powers of Transformation resting deep within. Not simply the power to change but to truly transform … Continue reading Personal Transformation is Only 40 Days Away!→
Happy weekend, Spiritual Warrior! The five mahabhutas, or master elements, are: space. air, fire, water, and earth, and they each have specific characteristics and healing properties to offer. In this meditation, allow the master elements to flow into you to strengthen and awaken the characteristics that come from each element. When you have each of … Continue reading Flowing the Master Elements Weekend Meditation→
Happy weekend, Spiritual Warrior! Sometimes we all need a little help, a little companionship, to take our life from where we are to where we want to be. It can get lonely with all the distractions and challenges of life. But you’re not alone! Summon one passenger to ride with you — summon your spirit … Continue reading Awakening Your Spirit Guide Weekend Meditation→
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Source in which we explore various moral codes people live by, including the 10 “commandments” of Osho. What set of codes do you live by? Maybe it’s the Ten Commandments or the Four Agreements or the Seven Spiritual Laws. Or perhaps you live by the Golden Rule or … Continue reading The 10 Commandments of Osho – What codes do you live by?→
Happy weekend, Spiritual Warrior!!! Welcome to this weekend’s meditation in which we place attention on the adage, “this too shall pass.” Life is filled with peaks and valleys, rabbit holes, long climbs, highs and lows, crossroads and dead ends; we can use this powerful tool when we find ourselves stuck, unwilling to on, when we … Continue reading This Too Shall Pass Weekend Meditation→
Happy weekend, Spiritual Warrior!!! This week you’ve noticed, if you follow me on facebook or on Instagram, that I’m at the Meditation Nest in the Sweetspot of the Universe with 30 of my Masters of Wisdom & Meditation Teachers-in-Training. Today is the fifth day of the in-residence portion of my 4-month long certification course. We’ve been … Continue reading Stepping into Clarity Weekend Meditation→
Photo: Taken at my Awakening Your Inner Healer Weekend Immersion in 2015. The next Inner Healer is coming up in October 2017. You can learn about it here >> Mantra: Ananda Maya Moksha Surrender to the power of our own healing: the power of the word, the power of our thoughts, of the meaning we’ve … Continue reading Awakening Your Healing Power Weekend Meditation→
Hello spiritual warrior! Welcome to this week’s edition of The Source in which we explore the concept of resisting nothing. Peaches the Buddha Princess teaches that if you resist nothing you will receive unconditional love. What that really means in our real lives today is that if we just show up, put our very best … Continue reading Resist Nothing and You’ll Receive Unconditional Love→
Photo Credit: Patrick Hoesly Flickr via Compfight cc Mantra: Om Raam Ritam Happy weekend, Spiritual Warrior! This week’s Spontaneous Transformation meditation is on divine convergence and awakening shakti energy. We’ll focus on the solar plexus chakra, which is at the center of your torso. In Sanskrit, it’s known as the manipura chakra. Its color is … Continue reading Spontaneous Transformation Weekend Meditation→
Artwork by Kari Anapol www.bloominglotusstudio.com Mantra: Sankalpa samma vaca We live in a crucial time of identifying 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 … Continue reading Cultivating Right Speech Weekend Meditation→
Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in. —Leonard Cohen Excuses, excuses! We have a million of them; a million reasons why we haven’t started that project, why we haven’t made that commitment, why we’re waiting for the right moment. … Continue reading Embracing the Wholeness of Life→
The truth you believe in and cling to makes you unavailable to hear anything new. -Pema Chödrön Mantra: Om ganapataye namaha Today is the seventh day of my retreat in Maya Tulum with 40 spiritual warriors going deep into the Five Realms of Existence and exploring the fifth Pancha Mahabhuta, prithvi, or earth. This master element represents the … Continue reading Release All that Weighs You Down Weekend Meditation→
The small woman Builds cages for everyone She Knows. While the sage, Who has to duck her head When the moon is low, Keeps dropping keys all night long For the Beautiful Rowdy Prisoners ―Hafiz Welcome to this week’s edition of Life Tools where we discuss becoming more mindful about our tendencies to want to … Continue reading Letting Go of Our Control Freak Nature→
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Source!! On Sunday, 25 spiritual warriors graduated from my 2016 Spring Masters of Wisdom & Meditation Teacher Training that began in June!! We spent a week at the Meditation Nest diving deep into the powerful and timeless teachings we’ve been studying and putting into practice for the last 16 weeks weeks. I’m so … Continue reading Process of Progress→
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Source on location in Agra, India, on making conscious choices! You may be familiar with these vulnerable and enlightening words of St. Augustine: Often in life, this is why we feel confused and overwhelmed regarding what we really want. We don’t acknowledge that so much of what we … Continue reading Making Conscious Choices→
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→
Hello Spiritual Warriors, and welcome to the newest edition of The Source!!! This week we’ve been exploring divine presence – the universe flowing through every breath you take, every thought that unfolds and every cell in your body. Divine presence can take three basic forms in our life: Presence in our own essence, Presence in all … Continue reading Divine Presence: The Universe Is Inside You→
“When I argue with reality, I lose — but only 100 percent of the time.” –Byron Katie Hello Spiritual Warrior! And welcome to the 3-year anniversary of The Source! Since January of 2013, I’ve been sending out a weekly newsletter that translates timeless wisdom into modern day practical application so we can experience emotional and physical … Continue reading It’s Time to be Kinder to Yourself→
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→
Hello Spiritual Warriors! Welcome to the Source … and welcome to KARMA! Karma represents our choices … the ones we celebrate … the ones we regret … the conditional and unconditional ones … the knee-jerk ones and the purposeful ones … the decisions that keep us up at night and those that allow us to rest … Continue reading Karma: Stepping into Our Truth→
Greetings Spiritual Warriors!!! I hope your meditation practice is helping you connect to the stillness & silence that rests within! As we continue to meditate, we continue to become more sensitive to the world around us… and the more subtle aspects of our own being. As we align more with the universal flow, our awareness … Continue reading Awakening Your Spirit Guide→
Sometimes we all need a little help, a little companionship, to take our life from where we are to where we want to be. It can get lonely with all the distractions and challenges of life. But you’re not alone! Summon one passenger to ride with you — summon your spirit guide, your support system, someone you can call on … Continue reading Awaken Your Spirit Guide Weekend Meditation→