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...
Heartburst! We just completed the Level 1 Self Love Journey on the Crystal Island, Koh Phangan!
What was once a “breathwork training intensive” has now shape-shifted into 6 days of sacred breath ceremonies in a sky temple with participants showing up as initiates into the Great Mystery.
We had a wide variety of participants, both men and women, from England, Spain, Denmark, Slovakia, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Venezuela, China, the United States, Canada, Australia. They had many backgrounds: yogis, social media marketers, life coaches, psychotherapists, artists, tantrikas, entrepreneurs, shamanic practitioners, a nurse, a school administrator, and more.
Initiates were welcomed as breath mystics, oracles, seers. Together we entered sacred communion with the element of air to discover infinity in the miracle of now, feel everything and unremember everything that wasn’t true.
We breathed on behalf of our sovereign divinity - to...
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...
It’s something most of us have dealt with, but few of us discuss: the art of integration. Why am I writing about it? I’ve personally been "taken out" by ignoring integration when I needed it most. And here’s the truth: we ALL need to integrate after transformational events, whether you are a breathwork student or a facilitator. In this article I will share some background and 21 suggestions to support your integration process.
The Need for Integration is Real
It recently it took me two years to integrate after some serious core wounds were triggered during a shamanic training I did in Peru. I felt on the outside, in a haze, confused, hurt, and disconnected from myself. And it took some serious therapeutic intervention afterwards to discover why! For this to happen to me, a teacher who...