Ever fantasized about swimming with dolphins in the wild? If yes, read on...
For the first 20 years of my life I dreamed several times per week of being eaten by sharks. Yup, crazy, huh? Clearly some kind of ancestral remembering. Around age 23, on the island of Hawaii, I impulsively decided to conquer my fear by swimming waaaay out into the ocean. I didn't tell anyone what I was doing. Boy was I naive! I knew nothing about currents of the sea.
After some time, I started getting tired. I looked back and saw the coast line waaaaay off, a thin line in the distance. Suddenly I realized I may not have the strength to get back. And that's when I felt it. A massive presence behind me.
It's in moments like this that all of life comes into perspective. Right then and there, I made peace with dying. My life flashed before my eyes. I realized I had lived a good life. I was so grateful. Tears started streaming down my face. My heart was...
If you're a sensitive lightworker who experiences fear when traveling to a new, wild or "different" place, try visualizing yourself as a lighthouse. Use breath and imagination to create a feeling of safety. Let your breath remind you who you are and why you're here.
Be like the lighthouse.
Shining bright atop the hill.
A beacon of hope.
Self Illuminate so others can guide themselves home.
Be like a lighthouse. The lighthouse shines for everyone. It doesn’t just shine for some people. It doesn’t label, discriminate, criticize or create hierarchies. It's impartial. A lighthouse circulates light in all directions equally. In the light and in the dark, a lighthouse shines. It shines for all seeking the light and all those who do not. It's impervious to commentary, critique and opinions. It just shines.
Be like a lighthouse. It doesn't go chasing after people it wants to save. It isn't trying to be a hero. It just shines.
Be like a...
Wherever you are this holiday season, I'm sending you love! Yes, holidays can be fun... but also at times turbulent, triggering and transitional. Breathwork can help.
As one of my teachers, Richard Rudd (Creator of the Gene Keys) says, "The beauty of life's pauses is that they enable us to see life with crystal clear vision. A day alive with pauses is a day rippling with awareness... The pause brings us into the physical body, into the moment of our breathing, into our belly and our spine. The pause can also become quite blissful, so that we enjoy prolonging it... Our body shows us how to luxuriate in the liquid field of the timeless."
Breathe in. Breathe out. Contemplate this.
Whether you're with loved ones, co-workers, friends, or spending time in solitude, create time for a sacred pause. Do some breathwork from the comfort of your own home to re-align.
A pause is always available. In this space, you can remember that you have all the wisdom of the universe within.
• 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...
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...