Learn about the root of your mental and physical health. Journey with us to explore the deeper nature of conscious beings and the power that we have over our experience. Examine the world beyond our normal, everyday experience and learn how to empower yourself within every aspect of your life. You are capable of anything, yet we forget this all the time and it can be one of the hardest things to recognize and shift. I want to help you remember your light, remember the power and capability innate within you to heal and achieve everything you want. Each episode also includes a technique to help you grow, expand or tackle specific goals or challenges in your life.
What does it mean to show up?
So we are supposed to "show up and do the work," right?
Well, what does that actually mean?
I'll let you in on a little secret... this is often misconstrued, and we end up fighting against ourselves because we think showing up means one thing, when really that can cause resistance, create energy leaks and prevent us from building momentum and energy.
When we truly show up, and we'll explore what this means, it is the ultimate act of self love.
Loving yourself is not based in emotion. It's not a feeling or an idea or a belief.
It's continual, dedicated action.
It's the process of embodiment.
Our life is constantly asking us for love and for embodiment, and we are usually trying to escape it. This is pushed by much of our external noise.
"I can't deal with this right now"
Perhaps that is exactly what you need to deal with.
The Energetics of Gift Giving
Don't let presents be a substitute for prescence!
What can you learn about your relationships this holiday season as you give and receive gifts?
Where are you wasting and leaking energy related to giving and receiving?
How can we understand what the ideal of "selfless action" from ancient spiritual teachings actually means?
How can we interact more collaboratively to help shape the world we experience?
Shortly after posting this episode, my mother said to me: I'm not sending you any presents. I'm not having you open them where I don't get the joy of watching you open the gifts.
Its also shows how when these things surface energetically and are identified/brought to awareness (which can be aided by colorpuncture), they begin to reveal themselves reflected powerfully in your outer experience. These imbalances are asking to be healed even generationally.
In this case, it's clear to see who the gift giving is really for. It makes you think about what you/someone really need/s and what is being fulfilled by giving that you arent receiving or able to receive elsewhere.
Knowing what you want
"What do I want?"
I've struggled with this question for so long.
Figuring out what we want is one of the most important things we can do, right?
That way we can understand where to focus our energy and what to aim at.
But might this question perpetuate widespread fallacies about our existence? Might the posing of this question and the pressure to answer it actually get in the way of our experience?
When we try to answer this question and demand an answer, is it possible that we are just deceiving ourselves and creating restriction from living out our fullest expression?
Is it possible, that you are already living out your deepest wants?
Is it possible -- when you embrace that you already have everything you want -- that you can move through life with a new level of freedom and begin to experience even more?
You don't need to be anywhere other than where you are. Opening yourself up to this idea and creating enough safety, trust and faith in yourself to focus on how you already have everything within this moment - will help you continue to expand in all the areas you are meant to grow into.
It is never the medal that makes the man or finally moves him to meaning - it is the one who finds joy in simply being there who always wins.
When you realize that you always already have exactly what you want -- that in fact this is fundamental to your nature -- you can free yourself to experience so much more.
Discovering the True You
Where are you hiding?
As a result of the identity we have formed growing up, we generally assume that we are a human being made of the thoughts and memories and experiences we have had in our life. But this ignores something, possibly the only thing we can actually know to be true about what is. And that is simply exactly what IS - our awareness.
In this fascinating, yet jarring discussion - Julien and I tackle the concept of non-duality and what it means for our lives conceptually and most importantly, practically. We bring up many of the ego-based questions and concepts that come up when introducing a framework that relieves the ego as being the keeper of our identity.
We bring up how at it's core, non-duality really involves learning to take the concept of play to it's extreme - to be as aware, engaged, attentive and present as possible in every moment.
We talk about how when we define reasons for things we do or when we live through our thoughts, we create restriction. When we live from the space of awareness, our life can become effortless; we flow and lose any restriction.
We discuss what it means to follow desire as "I want to" and letting that be enough rather than assigning a reason or story to "why?" - and we cover how this can apply to many practical areas of our life including, work, relationships and hobbies.
Play as the Ultimate Spiritual Practice
We explore how "play," as defined by openness and exploration, can be used in any scenario to help cultivate spiritual awareness and abilities as well as help us to grow, expand and thrive most efficiently in everything we do.
This episode features a panel of spiritual thinkers and explorers (Julien Williams, Dave Mox & Erich Dezoeten) who discuss this concept of play with me and how we can remove restriction physically, mentally and spiritually by infusing play into our lives.
We cover the array of benefits that come about when we can reframe our activities and actions according to play and desire rather than obligation, rigidity and lack -- as well as how we can work against ourselves and create energetic blockages when we force things or feel like they have to happen.
Fear and other unpleasant emotions can serve as signposts for specific areas to play in and explore and developing a gratitude and openness toward these feelings can help us grow in remarkable ways.
We talk about how to apply this concept at the physical level with your movement and health (including a technique you can try out), as well as in other areas of your life, including work, relationships, dreaming and more specific spiritual development too.
This episode was an absolute blast to record, I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
Making the Mystical Tangible
In a wide-ranging discussion with Ryan Mintz about our deeper and more expansive nature as humans, we explore our energetic nature, the way that we sense and interact with energy, how we can separate sensation from the stories we tell about ourselves and our experiences and how we can develop the skills and beliefs to become more empowered within all of these dynamics.
Ryan creates transformative containers for personal growth and expansion. He elevates coaching groups into the most supportive and close knit communities for his clients to break through the boundaries of ordinary life to become extraordinary - a process that once you learn becomes a natural part of the human experience.
We examine processes for digging into past events, our conditioning, traumas and sensations to understand what produces the outcomes we see in our world. We learn how we can begin to tell more supportive stories about our reality, how we can shift our internal patterns to find evidence in our external world of the beliefs we want to install to improve our existence.
We breakdown practical ways of understanding mystical elements of existence -- states and aspects of ourselves that define our ultimate reality and are actually, in Ryan's words "the natural way of being" but "not the normal way of being."
Expanding on ways to view the fear of death from last episode, we define the non-physical aspects of existence and look at a model for what death actually is and its connection to the dream state. Ryan talks extensively about practices for becoming more aware in different levels of the dream state and how we can leverage that to influence and improve our waking reality.
We connect this concept to the concept of possible or probable worlds of which we are concurrently exploring all of with other selves. If you can imagine a circumstance that could have been or could be, because the information for that reality exists, the reality also tangibly exists, you have access to it and it can influence our own physical reality. We can also use this to play out undesirable realities to learn from them so that we have no need to experience them here in our physical world.
We cover several techniques you can apply in this episode, but cover some very practical and widely applicable ones related to exploring these probable realities.
Finally, we talk about the difference between attention and intention, how conscious intention can get in the way of using our energy to it's potential and how complete attention supports it.
Important and Helpful
Scott is a great host and has led me on meditations and light work over the years. I appreciate his insight and I think others will too. Enjoy!