Success/Outcomes is Secondary, The Enjoyment of the Doing is Primary 150 150 admin

Success/Outcomes is Secondary, The Enjoyment of the Doing is Primary

Here was a great video by Eckhart Tolle. His answers are often so good and relevant to what I’m going through at different points in time. This video had a lot to do with how I’m planning this upcoming quarter. I loved how he talked about the relationship with the practice and the work that comes perceived success.

“The successes are nice for the ego, but the spiritual breakthroughs they come when you fail at something”.

Lessons from Meditation / Visualization 150 150 admin

Lessons from Meditation / Visualization

I’ve been doing almost a month of meditation/visualization combined. I’ve done this work before, but my visions were much smaller. Here are some things I’ve noticed usually after 30 days.

  • Life moves faster, and so it’s important to remain grounded amongst the chaos.
  • Relevant, specific, synchronistic information flies in fast. I’ve seen it come in through many directions – Youtube videos, conversations, coaching calls, a note on the ground, the first thing that plays on the radio when you turn it on (these have all happened to me). Pay attention to even the littlest things so you don’t miss out.
  • Welcome the discomfort, doubts, anxiety, confusion, frustration. New things will come. Welcome all that shows up, and don’t resist it. It will make the process flow a lot smoother. Eventually, you will get to a point where you can be ok with the beautiful range of emotions and dynamics life has to offer.
  • You begin to feel like you’re actually in your visions, so when you come out of your visualization session – you have a heightened awareness of yourself, others and reality. You’re more aware of the specific times doubts and fears are causing your own hesitation and avoidance. You’re more aware of your emotions and what’s causing them. You’re more aware of how your eating is affecting your mood/emotions (hopefully!). You’re more aware of when your emotions change. You’re more aware of what’s around you. You’re aware of the small decisions you’re making to either bring aligned things in. You’re more aware of the energy it’s draining to tolerate misalignments.
  • Even if you’ve been aware of all of the above, misalignments start to irritate you more than usual…a lot more. It becomes mandatory to create and enforce boundaries to that which is misaligned. You can feel it.
  • Trust and believe there will be a process that will show up. You might not even realize it’s a process until after you’ve gone through it. You have to trust and be willing to go step by step.
  • If you dare to dream big here, be aware of validation seeking – where you’re trying to prove to other people your vision can be real. Less defense, more surrender. Share your vision with someone who is aligned with it and could support it and make it happen…or at least move you to the next step. I find it best to share it with someone who’s already been down the exact (or very similar) path and come out the other side. They’ll do a much better job of showing you how that looks on earth for real and grounding what feels like a big dream in the sky. I’ve also seen sharing it with a supportive audience work too. They can point you to the person (or group of people) that have been through the process.
My First Darshan Blessing 150 150 admin

My First Darshan Blessing

Two days ago I attended my first Darshan online with Swami Vishwananda.  I was invited by my friend as sort of a peek into his world and how he’s living (Shout out to Quinn!).

It started with about 5o0+ people on a Zoom call waiting on Swami Vishwananda to arrive.  We were encouraged to keep our cameras on because he wanted to look into our eyes.  The longer he took to arrive, the more annoyed I became because we had to wait so long.  When he arrived, I couldn’t be mad though.  Throughout the whole time he was there he emitted this indescribable love.  It’s hard to convey it through text here, but I noticed it was unshakable.  It was impossible to be mad because he was so damn loving.

When he did arrive, he took some time to look into all the eyes in the Zoom call.  He then did a meditation where he instructed us to see him with our third eye and hold an intention/blessing.  He said some messages on the subject of love, and then it was over.  We waited for him for about 30-40 min and the actual Darshan process took 10-15 minutes.

He actually had all the voices unmuted towards the end.  He laughed and smiled and seemed unbothered by all the chaos (imagine 500+ Zoom attendees all unmuted!).

I was feeling pretty isolated and alone, and that call got me right back into the flow again.  It was just a reminder that this world is a loving world and to get out of myself and my own problems.  I don’t think I’d be writing this now if I hadn’t of attending that meeting.  Thank you to Swami Vishwananda and all the attendees from all over the world.

I’m Talking To Myself 150 150 admin

I’m Talking To Myself

It’s ironic that in creating a blog where I write for other people to read, I’m often talking to myself through the blog.

It might be my past self or…it might be something I know that needs to happen now.  I know if I need to say it to myself, then others need to hear the message as well.

I’m not a Guru.  I don’t know it all – even on the subject of badass, but I love to learn.


Spiritual Constipation 150 150 admin

Spiritual Constipation

So…if I check Facebook I swear I will see so many memes that quote “Live in the moment” “Live every day like it’s your last”.  By reading these memes, you would think “damn…everybody is so spiritually in tune!”.

I think one thing that doesn’t get mentioned often is letting things flow through you and being a muse.  It’s part of the reason why you want to “live in the moment”.  In this moment there can be no problems.  You need past and future to have problems, and when you can bring life down to this moment, there can be no problems.  In this moment is where the real answers to your questions are.  Surrender to this moment.

Also understand this moment is all that there is.  The past and the future only exist in your mind.  Thank you Eckhart Tolle!

This means letting your ideas flow through you and expressing them out in the world.  Don’t get spiritually constipated…let it flow through you!!

This means listening for the answers you seek and separating answers you receive from mind answers (conditioned) and spiritual answers.  There’s a spiritual solution to every problem.  This means expressing what comes through you, to assist you when you need it.  This means paying attention to the synchronicities and miracles that are around you.  Listen for the action steps.

This concept can seem very “woo-woo” and ungrounded until you actually put it into practice and start to see synchronicities that let you know…hey…there’s more to this world than what your eyes can see.