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destressifying by Mastering Your Needs

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Source!!! This week we touch on one of the fundamental steps toward living a stress-free life. The first step to destressifying is the mastery of our needs – identifying, prioritizing, and meeting our vast needs with greater regularity. Virtually all of the stress we experience each day is … Continue reading destressifying by Mastering Your Needs


Meditation Should Be the Bookends of Our Day

Follow me on Instagram @davidjimeditation #wanderwithdavidji Hello Spiritual Warrior, and welcome to another edition of The Source. This week’s theme is “doing it right.” For the past 15 years I’ve been stressing the importance of meditating twice a day. Just like the minimum requirement of brushing your teeth is twice a day. Why is it … Continue reading Meditation Should Be the Bookends of Our Day


Taking a Deep Breath with the Universe during the Solar Eclipse

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Source — just in time for the North American total solar eclipse!!! Can you imagine a more profound moment to meditate?!?! When the New Moon merges with the sun creating a sweet pattern interrupt, and taking in a deep breath to refresh our world!!! I’ve created a special … Continue reading Taking a Deep Breath with the Universe during the Solar Eclipse


What Connects You to Source?

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Source – coming to you from 1440 Multiversity in Northern California where I’m teaching the inaugural Step into Your Power workshop!!! I shot this week’s video in the woods surrounded by gorgeous, giant redwood trees. Awareness is the fully present attention on a particular aspect of existence. Our … Continue reading What Connects You to Source?


How do you choose to see the world?

Follow me on Instagram @davidjimeditation #wanderwithdavidji Hello Spiritual Warrior!!! I hope this edition of The Source finds you thriving! I’ve just returned from a week in Whistler, British Columbia – and all I can say is OMcanada!!! I’m still rippling from the experience. I was invited to teach at the Wanderlust Festival, which attracts some … Continue reading How do you choose to see the world?


How we can make life happen in slow motion

Hello Spiritual Warriors!!!! and welcome to another edition of The Source – the newsletter that translates ancient teachings into modern world practical application. This week we’re exploring Slowing Down the World around you. You have the ability to control the speed and frequency at which life comes at you! Science is now proving that we … Continue reading How we can make life happen in slow motion


The 10 Commandments of Osho – What codes do you live by?

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?


Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude

Welcome Spiritual Warrior, to this week’s edition of The Source in which we explore parts of our lives we may not have recognized as deserving of gratitude!!! How do we cultivate an attitude of gratitude? How does it work? Every morning I begin my meditation practice with a few minutes of gratitude. It happens the moment I … Continue reading Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude


How Do You Know if It’s a Sign or Merely a Thought?

Hello, Spiritual Warrior, welcome to this edition of The Source in which we explore tips for distinguishing thoughts from signs from the Universe. Coincidences are the universe tapping you on the shoulder whispering to pay attention! As we live our lives in the material realm, coincidences are “signs from the universe” that we are actually united with realms … Continue reading How Do You Know if It’s a Sign or Merely a Thought?


Finding Ourselves at a Crossroads

Welcome, Spiritual Warrior, to another edition of The Source in which we explore what happens when we find ourselves at a crossroads. It never fails. Life tosses you a curveball; throws off your mojo; lays difficult decisions at your feet.  And, we find ourselves at a crossroads feeling confused and overwhelmed about what we really want. We … Continue reading Finding Ourselves at a Crossroads


When the Student is Ready the Teacher Appears

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Source in which we explore treating every precious moment as a teacher. Some of the most profound messengers of peace, awakening and truth have graced the planet for thousands of years; and as we have evolved and grown, we have resonated with differing voices and different messages depending … Continue reading When the Student is Ready the Teacher Appears


Becoming Aware of Present Moments

Nothing is but what is now. ―Ron Rash Dear Spiritual Warrior, welcome to another edition of The Source in which we stop. We breath. We are suddenly becoming aware of present moments. Today I welcome 30 new teachers-in-training to the Meditation Nest for a week in-residence after months of studying, reading, communing, and meditating.  Their journey … Continue reading Becoming Aware of Present Moments


You Have the Power to Heal from Within

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Source in which we explore awakening our power to heal from within. Throughout our lives we have distanced ourselves from the whole by resisting, protecting, pushing back, guarding, defending, preventing, and stopping. But we could – just as easily – allow, receive, and accept that this moment and … Continue reading You Have the Power to Heal from Within


Resist Nothing and You’ll Receive Unconditional Love

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


All NEW Secrets of Meditation is now available!!!

Welcome Spiritual Warrior!!! Five chapters, and 150 pages later… I’m excited to announce that the second edition of my award-winning book Secrets of Meditation is launching in March. But the best part? You can pre-order your copy on Amazon today and get it before everyone else!!! In 2012, I wrote Secrets of Meditation as an invitation for … Continue reading All NEW Secrets of Meditation is now available!!!


How Present Moment Awareness Can Increase Your Mindful Performance

Hello, Spiritual Warrior! Welcome to this week’s edition of The Source in which we explore present moment awareness & mindful performance. Around the 5th century, the ancient Hindu text, the Bhagavad Gita was written. Chapter 2; verse 48 says, “yogastha kuru karmani,” which means establish yourself in the present moment, and then perform action. Right … Continue reading How Present Moment Awareness Can Increase Your Mindful Performance


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


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!


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


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?


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


5 steps to soul healing

Soul Healing: Connecting to Your Innate Wholeness

Hello Spiritual Warriors!! And welcome to another issue of The Source – your weekly connection to the abundance of the universe. This week we explore the concept of soul healing and some core steps to begin the process right now. Soul healing is when you allow the universe’s innocent, natural process to gracefully unfold within … Continue reading Soul Healing: Connecting to Your Innate Wholeness


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


Process of Progress

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


how stress affects the mind ego

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


goal setting and mindful performance

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


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


ruminations and reflections

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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