Roll inhale into exhale without pauses.
Breath is plant medicine.
to suffering, not-enoughness, lack,
and the viral frequency of limitation.
You are an eternal being of light.
You are as limitless as the stars in the universe.
You are Divine.
Create Heaven on Earth
In your heart.
The time is now!
The world needs
Tears of awe were rolled down my face. All the hairs on my arms stood up.
I was watching the thirteen 2018 Breath of Bliss Level 2 Group Facilitator initiates rise into leadership. Each was about to guide the lying-down breathwork for the first time ever.
The instructions? Lie down, open your mouth and breath as on a regular breathwork journey.
Sometime between now and 50 minutes from now, you will be tapped on the shoulder. When it happens, stand, put on the mic and lead the group in connected breath for 4 minutes.
Most had never touched a headset microphone. None of them knew what the music would do next. All they had to do was breathe and circulate presence.
I tapped each one's shoulder when it was time.
Helping them stand was like midwifing newborns with wobbly legs.
Some had eyes that looked through me as they stood, shapeshifting into timeless mystics. They spoke as timeless oracles, anchored to Spirit. Breathing deep.
Some had nervous eyes and shaking...
The Great Mystery is a holy place.
It’s a womb.
Welcome to the great nothing.
Melt here. Rest. Surrender.
Nothing to become.
Nothing to do.
Nothing to prove.
Nothing to control.
Nothing to achieve.
Nothing to understand.
Nothing to arrive to.
In this great Presence.
• Ever get ensnarled in stories, judging who is right and wrong?
• Have you ever tried to rescue someone when they didn't even ask for help?
• Have you ever found yourself complaining or stuck listening to complaining?
If yes, rest assured, I have too! You're not alone. All these kinds of situations relate to something called, "drama". Most of humanity is addicted to it. But there is a way out... In this article I'll share how we approach drama at the Breath of Bliss Facilitator training and how to come back to presence.
Imagine this: you’re immersed with strangers for 8+ hours per day for over 20 days, each with their own triggers, shadows, beliefs, attachment patterns, and habitual coping strategies. This intense learning environment requires you to do things that may be new and scary multiple times, every single day. You stand up to be seen, practice speaking your truth to groups, guide others in practices which...
Aloha friends! I'm just out of the powerful and inspiring 2018 Breath of Bliss breathwork facilitator trainings... honestly, beyond words. After such beauty and depth, I'm taking some time to journal.
Here are my writing prompts for our grads and any of you who have also gone through a big transformative experience.
• What did you get excited about?
• How did you birth a new reality?
• What have you been initiated into?
• What did you come into communion with?
• How did you evolve in a revolutionary way?
• How did you activate your own empowerment?
• How did you take back your divine sovereignty?
• What was the greatest personal healing you experienced?
• How is what you went through connected to evolving humanity’s consciousness on a global level?
• What shifts do you feel in your reality, business, ministry, and consciousness after the training?
• How are...
I’ve recently been fascinated by the work of Dr. Andrew Newberg, a neuroscientist who founded a field of study called, “Neurotheology”, the science of mystical spiritual experiences and the brain. Dr. Newberg takes brain scans of those in intense states of enlightenment, such as meditating monks, praying nuns, mystics visualizing something sacred and others and has discovered profound similarities in brain states in those having transcendent experiences of awakening.
In his Ted Talk, he describes the 4 core elements of enlightenment experiences based on his brain scans:
Two days ago I shared a Breath of Bliss ceremony at Pyramid Yoga Center set in the jungle of Koh Phangan, Thailand as a free offering to the community to help boost awareness of the upcoming breathwork facilitator training program. The psychic atmosphere on the island was quite odd on that day… it was very windy in an unsettling way, dark clouds, and many I spoke to said they had been feeling ungrounded, restless and anxious in the days prior. As a result, I decided to create a more tender ceremony that was “extra yin” to invite in deep safety, softening and comfort.
GENTLE IS POWERFUL
Believe it or not, many people assume that they've got to be crying their eyes out, yelling, screaming or having loud orgasms to have a profound breathwork session But this just isn’t true. This is a myth perpetuated by those addicted to over activating their nervous systems who need a constant drip of adrenaline to feel alive. In fact, this is one of the reasons I...
So why's “bliss” in the name of our breathwork practice? Here’s the story...
"Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss. Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real.” - Deepak Chopra
WHERE DOES "BLISS" COME FROM?
Bliss is a noun from Old Engligh, “blis”, meaning “merriment, grace, favor, happiness” and also of “spiritual joy, perfect felicity, the joy of heaven” and influenced by the word, “bless”. In Hinduism and Jainism, bliss comes from the Sanskrit word, “ananda”.
Yoga philosophy says that God is "sat-chit-ananda" (existence-consciousness-bliss). Bliss arises after liberation from the death and rebirth cycle. This type of bliss asks for complete surrender to, and merging with, the divine. Those who seek this dissolution into oneness are known as bhaktis, devoted to self-realization through service and love.
WHAT IS BLISS?
Inspired by these ancient...
Have you ever held yourself back, fearing criticism from others?
My message to you today is this: listen to the call. Trust your vibes. Don’t dim to fit in. Trust that you’re inspiration is a rare gift. If you don’t embrace and honor your gut impulse, it will just move on to someone else who will.
Trying to stay small to get approval from others is a bait and switch game. While many people will love you and anything you offer, the more visible you become the more you may attract those who get triggered by you. Some may even start out loving you and projecting all their wildest dreams upon you, then turn around and attack you.
Here’s the truth: You simply cannot allow others the power to give or take your self worth. It's an inside job. It comes from prioritizing a connection to your higher self. When you self-source and self-validate, you stand tall and strong like a tree connected to the heart of Mother Earth....
Interested in the Breath of Bliss Level 1 Self Love Journey in Thailand this September? We have new programming coming out for the next one. Read this and imagine yourself here...
Imagine … you're on an exotic tropical island. The wind is blowing through your hair. You wiggle your toes and feel white powdery sand between your toes. The ocean reflects sunlight like a million diamonds. You can begin each day swimming in warm, clear waters. Now it’s time to head up to what your group calls, “the Crystal Castle.”
Climbing the stairs up to the rooftop studio at Sunset Hill Boutique Resort feels like coming home. It’s bright, light, modern and clean. This is one of the most luxurious estates on the whole island. As you step onto the massive terrace, you take deep breaths, looking out over an infinity view of the ocean.
You've been wanting to dive deep into something you believe...