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.
When storm clouds seem to overtake your emotions; when you find yourself feeling shame, jealousy, self-doubt, inadequacy, or loneliness; when the shield of pride you constantly hold up to protect yourself has become too heavy, your awakened heart is there to comfort and heal you.
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.
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.
Practicing meditation on a daily basis allows you to weave silence and stillness into your mind and body to create a life of greater compassion and fulfillment – not only for others, but for YOURSELF, as well.
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
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Source! We live each moment of our life through the ebb and flow of emotions. It’s almost as if each beat of our heart, and every breath we take, move us in one direction or another. The phone rings – a feeling sparks, and a thought pours in; … Continue reading How Do We Learn to Understand Our Emotions?→
Hello Spiritual Warriors!!! Welcome to another week of self reflection in The Source. This week we’ve been diving into the power of listening. Listening to the world around you and listening to your Self. But, it’s really hard to listen when the noise around you and the noise inside of you is really loud. It … Continue reading When an Obstacle Derails Your Plans→
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→
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”?→
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!→
Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be. —Wayne W. Dyer Enjoy this weekend’s meditation on dark prana. Peace. -davidji Mantra: Yogastha kuru karmani Photo by Faye Cornish on Unsplash
Hello Spiritual Warriors!! What would you dare to dream if you knew you wouldn’t fail? Where would you take your life, if you had no fear or limitations? What are we afraid of anyway? The most common fears are: Fear of being alone Fear of the unknown Fear of looking like a fool Fear of … Continue reading What are you afraid of anyway?→
Happy weekend, Spiritual Warrior! Tantra is intimacy… intimacy with yourself, intimacy with your environment, intimacy with others, and intimacy with the divine…with the universe… with god. Tantra is meditation – stillness…silence…one-ness – the sacred precious moment. But in this kooky swirl of life we can lose sight of it and drift into the past and the … Continue reading Opening Our Heart to Intimacy Weekend Meditation→
Happy weekend, Spiritual Warrior!!! I love this photo. It was taken during my week-long retreat in Maya Tulum. Shanti Maria, a Mayan shaman, led us in a powerful, release ceremony that cleansed our souls. We’re going back to Maya Tulum this November. I’d be honored if you joined me. Wherever you are in your life … Continue reading Ignite the Fire of Transformation Weekend Meditation→
Happy weekend, Spiritual Warrior! This weekend let’s focus on self-kindness and self-compassion though this meditation on soothing your tender heart. Remember, all compassion starts with self-compassion. If you are not rooting for yourself in every moment, how can you root for others? If you can’t empathize with your own plight, then you are not connected … Continue reading Soothing Your Tender Heart Weekend Meditation→
May the wisdom and compassion of all beings increase, now and in the future. May we clearly see all the barriers we erect between ourselves and others to be as insubstantial as our dreams. May we appreciate the great perfection of all phenomena. May we continue to open our hearts and minds, in order to … Continue reading Flowing Divine Love Weekend Meditation→
Happy weekend, Spiritual Warrior!!! Let’s take our dimmer to shimmer!!! Today is not the day to play small; it’s not the day dim your light; it’s not the day to let your dreams drift away. Today is the day to step up!!! Give yourself permission to thrive, to soar, to flow, and to express the … Continue reading From Dimmer to Shimmer Weekend Meditation→
Happy weekend, Spiritual Warrior!!! This weekend let’s return to our most divine, infinite state — stoke the fire of emotional freedom. Allow yourself to surrender to the fire of transformation — let go of what no longer serves you — and invite your true self to shine through. Forgive and love yourself with this meditation. … Continue reading Fire of Emotional Freedom 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→
Mantra: Aham Brahmasmi Happy weekend, Spiritual Warriors!!! I’m traveling to Miami to be participate in the first-ever mass meditation at a sporting event at the AmericanAirlines Arena for the opening of the Miami HEAT vs. Boston Celtics!!! Only a day left to get your tickets for this historic event!!! Join me, Miami Heat, Shelly Tygielski Meditation + Mindfulness, lululemon & … Continue reading Soothing Your Heart Weekend Meditation→
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Source, where we’ll explore sitting with our emotions. I’ve just returned from an amazing weekend in Fort Lauderdale for the Hay House’s very last I Can Do It! where I had a truly blessed opportunity to commune with more than 2,000 spiritual warriors. Here’s a clip from my keynote. I cover emotions … Continue reading Sitting with Your Emotions→
Mantra: Om Aah Hum Who is your harshest critic? You are! Voices in our head telling us we can’t do this or that, that we aren’t worthy of friendship, love, happiness. It’s hard enough with all the swirl in our heads, to remember that we are perfect and whole in every way. In times of self … Continue reading Gratitude Weekend Meditation→
Hello Spiritual Warrior! And welcome to The Source!! Every week, for the past four years, it has been my honor and pleasure to share real-world expressions of timeless wisdom with you through articles, videos and free guided meditations. There is something in every one of you that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in yourself. It … Continue reading What am I Feeling?→
Hello Beloved Spiritual Warrior!! Welcome to another edition of The Source – the newsletter that translates timeless wisdom into modern practical application. This week, we explore AGNI – (our personal digestive fire) and the two possible outcomes from digestion – Ojas (sweet vital nectar) and Ama (toxic residue). Think of the last meal you had. … Continue reading What Are You Leaving Behind When You Interact with Others?→
Photo Credit: Maiara Bolsson via Compfight cc Mantra: Om Moksha Ananda Ritam Peaches the Buddha Princess teaches us, “Resist nothing and receive unconditional love.” As we step into a new year, we have an opportunity to open our heart and give to this world all of our beauty. To step into the bold new 2016 version … Continue reading Letting the Light In 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→
Hello Spiritual Warrior! And welcome to the 150th edition of The Source!! Every week, for the past 3 years, it has been my honor & pleasure to share real-world expressions of timeless wisdom with you through articles, videos & free, guided meditations. This week, we explore Destructive Emotions. I’ve just returned from an amazing week … Continue reading Overcome Destructive Emotions→
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→
Energy can be changed, transformed and expressed in other ways — but it can’t be destroyed. There’s probably some emotional turbulance bothering you, something you’re obsessing about, and in essence this energy is mastering us. But we can learn to master it! Release that emotional charge and transform it into emotional healing.
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→
Moksha in Sanskrit means “liberation.” Sometimes something magical happens when you go into the studio to record. My spiritual opera is a journey through the classical 5 elements in Ayurveda – space, air, fire, water, and earth. Collectively known in Sanskrit as the mahabhutas (the great elements), these are the foundational building blocks of everything in life. Space … Continue reading Debut of “Moksha” Music Video from “Journey to Infinity”→
“Il n’est pas certain que tout soit incertain. (Translation: It is not certain that everything is uncertain.)” ―Blaise Pascal Certainty is overrated since there isn’t certainty in anything in life. We try to convince ourselves of certainty by trying to assert control. But, if we can become better friends with the concept of uncertainty, we can move … Continue reading Stepping into Uncertainty Weekend Meditation→
“All that we are arises from our thoughts, with our thoughts we create the world.” Meditation is that key. Each of us is holding onto something from our past that keeps us awake at night, and is standing in the way of deeper fulfillment or peace of mind. Healing is when we allow the universe’s natural process to gracefully unfold … Continue reading Healing the Past Weekend Meditation→
This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they are a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. He may … Continue reading The Guest House→
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“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→
“There is something in every one of you that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in yourself. It is the only true guide you will ever have. And if you cannot hear it, you will all of your life spend your days on the ends of strings that somebody else pulls.” –Howard … Continue reading Mastering Your Emotions→
“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to the body and soul.” – John Muir Hello spiritual warriors!!! And welcome to a new week of Life Tools!! This week, we explore meeting our needs. Since one of the most … Continue reading Meeting Our Needs→
“Aloneness, solitude is positive. It is overflowing joy for no reason. It is our very nature to be joyous; hence there is no need to depend on anybody else. There is no other motive in it, it is simply there. Just as the water flows downwards, your being rises upwards. Just give it a chance … Continue reading Aloneness & Loneliness→
“The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.” ― C.G. Jung Hello Spiritual Warriors! And welcome to another week of growth & transformation. This week, our Life Tool is exploring your life through one of the five realms – specifically, the realm of RELATIONSHIPS. The deepest relationship we have is with ourselves. How do … Continue reading Relationship Reboot→