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There Really is Good Stress… and It’s Called Eustress

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Source in which we explore the idea that there really is something called good stress… and it’s called eustress. In my video, you probably heard me mention something called eustress. As I briefly described, good stress is the thrill that we experience when we feel excited but not … Continue reading There Really is Good Stress… and It’s Called Eustress


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Getting Lighter Weekend Meditation

Happy weekend, spiritual warrior! Join me this weekend in getting lighter. This week we’ve been exploring several scientific studies that I outline in my book “destressifying.” You can watch my most recent video on the subject here. Researchers have shown that a regular meditation practice actually changes the physical structure of our brains by shrinking that … Continue reading Getting Lighter Weekend Meditation


How Meditation Affects Your Brain & Shrinks Your Amygdala!

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Source in which we explore the scientific results meditation has on the brain. Imagine that some random stranger rushes up to you and starts yelling unintelligible words right in your face! You might interpret it as a scary, potentially violent threat. And you’d have all the emotions that … Continue reading How Meditation Affects Your Brain & Shrinks Your Amygdala!


Set Your Course for New 2017 Weekend Meditation

Artwork by Kari Anapol www.bloominglotusstudio.com Happy weekend, Spiritual Warrior! This week we’ve been exploring how to get clear on what we really want for ourselves in the new year and setting our course for the best year yet, and we talked about it on this week’s episode of “LIVE! from the Sweetspot” on Hay House … Continue reading Set Your Course for New 2017 Weekend Meditation


The End of a Year: Becoming Who I Might Be in 2017

When I let go of who I am, I become who I might be. –Lao Tzu Welcome to the last edition of The Source 2016!!! Many of the guests at my November retreat in Maya Tulum, participated in a unique experience with me… a Mayan temazqual. It’s essentially a sweat lodge in which we go through … Continue reading The End of a Year: Becoming Who I Might Be in 2017


A Holiday Blessing to You

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


How Can an Archetype Help Me Become My Best Version?

Hello Spiritual Warriors, and welcome to this week’s edition of The Source in which we explore the idea of invoking archetypes and how they can help us on our journey to be the best version of ourselves. It’s often said that . If we can envision an archetype of us that is growing, trying to … Continue reading How Can an Archetype Help Me Become My Best Version?


Soothing Your Heart Weekend Meditation

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


Embracing the Wholeness of Life

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


Release All that Weighs You Down Weekend Meditation

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


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


Sacred Power of Intention Weekend Meditation

Mantra: San kalpa ritam The Sacred Power of Intention and Attention is a powerful tool for manifesting our dreams and making solution-oriented, conscious choices. Wherever you shine your light of attention, that thing will be become more prominent in your life. And that’s why intention is the partner of attention. If our intention are to raise our … Continue reading Sacred Power of Intention Weekend Meditation


Realization of One-ness: Exploring the Concept of Non-duality

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Source in which we, in the spirit of the recent super moon, explore the concept of one-ness. What part of the world are you in? Can you see the moon (weather permitting)? Can your family 2,000 miles away in another part of the world see the same moon? … Continue reading Realization of One-ness: Exploring the Concept of Non-duality


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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


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Slowing the Swirl Weekend Meditation

Photo Credit: lennox_mcdough via Compfight cc Share this meditation with your friends! Mantra: So hum Happy weekend, spiritual warriors! So much of our lives is a giant swirl of family, work, kids, friends, commutes, grocery shopping, cooking, dog walking, holidays, texting, facebooking, and more. This weekend, let’s take some time to slow down… to nourish our … Continue reading Slowing the Swirl Weekend Meditation


Learning to Resist Less So You Can Receive More

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 Learning to Resist Less So You Can Receive More


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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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Goal Setting: Performing Brilliantly in the Present Moment

Share this video with your friends! Hello Spiritual Warriors!! and welcome to this week’s edition of The Source on goal setting. In his timeless classic Walden, Henry David Thoreau wrote: “We should be blessed if we lived in the present always, and did not spend our days in atoning for the neglect of past opportunities. We … Continue reading Goal Setting: Performing Brilliantly in the Present Moment


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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


Moving Through Life’s Challenges with Greater Ease

Hello Spiritual Warriors!!! and 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 Moving Through Life’s Challenges with Greater Ease


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Tonglen: Becoming a Conduit of Divine Energy

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


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Accepting this Moment Guided Meditation

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


7 Minutes to Bliss Weekend Meditation

Share this weekend meditation with your friends! Can You See Your Bliss Here?? In one of my favorite movies — “The Shawshank Redemption” — wrongly accused Andy Dufresne (played by Tim Robbins) has a powerful conversation with fellow inmate Red Redding about his dream to escape to a sleepy seaside town in Mexico. He tells Red that the … Continue reading 7 Minutes to Bliss Weekend Meditation


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Overcoming Rumination: Take a 16 Second Time-in

Welcome, Spiritual Warriors to this week’s edition of The Source on rumination versus reflection. Rumination is a compulsion to repetitively think about the causes, decisions and potential consequences of an experience that’s creating anxiety, pain, or distress in our life. While self-reflection is healthy, and helps us make more conscious choices in the future, such … Continue reading Overcoming Rumination: Take a 16 Second Time-in


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Forgive Me

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Source! There’s a whole bunch of stuff – things I’ve said, things I’ve thought, things I’ve done – that I hope I’ll be forgiven for. Sometimes, they even consume me. They fill my head and swirl around stinging every part of my body like a crazed mosquito. And … Continue reading Forgive Me


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Connecting to Spirit Weekend Guided Meditation

Artwork by Simon Haiduk; www.simonhaiduk.com If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern. ―William Blake Mantra: Om bhakti moksha Your heart is where love and spirit are joined. It’s … Continue reading Connecting to Spirit Weekend Guided Meditation


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Awakening Forgiveness Weekend Meditation

Mantra: Anandam Deep gratitude for Kari Anapol of www.bloominglotusstudio.com, who has selflessly allowed me to showcase her beautiful art to elevate these guided meditations to the next level. Awakening forgiveness should be a gentle process. Especially when emotions are high. Remind yourself that LOVE is the most powerful healing force in the universe. It begins with examining … Continue reading Awakening Forgiveness Weekend Meditation


Getting Unstuck in Your Life Weekend Meditation

Photo Credit: motiqua via Compfight cc Mantra: Om ah hum Sometimes we feel as if we’ll always be trapped. As if the place we find ourselves in feels like quicksand. But really, this feeling of being stuck is merely a pause… a rest… before we launch into our dreams, into where we want to be!! Download … Continue reading Getting Unstuck in Your Life Weekend Meditation


Cultivating Conscious Communication Weekend Meditation

Mantra: Sankalpa samma vaca Happy Weekend Spiritual Warriors! This weekend’s meditation is on cultivating the right speech. Let’s spend the next few days practicing conscious communication – internally and externally. Here’s to living and speaking consciously! Let’s Connect in Person! San Diego, CA ♦ Carlsbad, CA ♦ Maya Tulum, Mexico ♦ Syracuse, NY ♦ Philadelphia ♦ India ♦ Fort Lauderdale, FL ♦ Orlando, FL ♦ Oahu, Hawaii ♦ … Continue reading Cultivating Conscious Communication Weekend Meditation


Are you limiting yourself and you don’t even know it?

Hello spiritual warriors!! Let’s get ready to let go of limiting beliefs and poverty consciousness, and bring more abundance into our lives. When we plant seeds that come from a poverty consciousness, a lack mentality, or a constricted viewpoint then our whole physiology and emotional energy reflects our limiting beliefs. the things in your life … Continue reading Are you limiting yourself and you don’t even know it?


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Reflection Weekend Meditation

Photo Credit: ravas51 via Compfight cc 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 blue from … Continue reading Reflection Weekend Meditation


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