8 07, 2016

Creating Your Future – One Step at a Time

There are four types of meditations that most traditions embrace; seated, standing, walking, and laying down, and in our work we practice all of them. After our workshops, many of our students continue doing their seated meditations at home. They wake up in the morning and the first thing they do is sit down to meditate. This is an ideal way to start the day. But does this sound familiar? You just had a great meditation, felt like you really connected, you overcame an aspect of yourself, and emotionally embraced a new future. You shifted your energy, you’re feeling powerful, [...]

25 06, 2016

The Greatest Unsolved Mystery—Evolution

Human evolution is perhaps one of the most fascinating unsolved mysteries there is. While it’s a scientific fact that we did not evolve from Neanderthal but coexisted with them, something seismic and unexplainable occurred in our evolution somewhere between 250,000 – 300,000 years ago. As animals and species evolved, their brain mass enlarged at the same ratio as their lungs, liver, stomach, and the rest of their physical structure. Most mammals reached the height of their evolution in brain complexity and mass around 250,000 years ago. Early humans should have developed and plateaued at the same rate as other animals [...]

10 06, 2016

The Magical Language of Serendipity and Synchronicity

All of us, in one way or another, are focused on turning the vision into a reality—landing the dream job, the ideal relationship, the perfect house, a book or record deal, healing an ailment. By focusing your energy on this new potential, experience, or outcome, what you’re actually doing is creating and summoning a new possibility from the quantum field (the place where all possibilities exist) into your life. This action is what creates a new future. If you are truly trusting in a new future, which means you’re open to the unfolding of your life according to its own [...]

27 05, 2016

Demystifying the Meditation Process

If your meditation practice continuously feels like a herculean effort, and you can’t stop thinking, analyzing, and wondering if you’re doing it right, you’re doing the exact opposite of what you’re trying to accomplish. That’s why I want to demystify the meditation process. The purpose of meditation is to slow down your brain waves and get beyond the thinking, analytical mind. What I want you to understand is that you already know how to do this, because you do it every day. If you can begin your practice with the understanding that all you’re doing is relaxing your body (just [...]

13 05, 2016

Making the Present the Present

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller Three weeks ago I returned home from a workshop in Arizona to the Pacific Northwest. Not only was the juxtaposition of Arizona’s dry, sun-scorched earth striking against the Pacific-Northwest’s verdant landscape, it seemed as if in a matter of a few days spring had exploded forth from the earth. The grass was taller, trees were blooming, and flowers were blossoming. The vibrant colors of spring were so arresting, it really pulled me out of my routine program and [...]

30 04, 2016

New LSD Study Provides Insight into Higher States of Consciousness

There are four states of consciousness that contemporary science is aware of. The two that we typically operate in are wakefulness and sleeping. The third area of consciousness is dreaming, which most people don’t pay much attention to, and the fourth state—the one which we know the least about—is the transcendental state. This is the state of mind where mystical experiences or lucid phenomena occur that transcends space and time. Objectively inexplicable, the transcendental state transcends categories, is an experience that takes us beyond linear time and three-dimensional space, gives us insight into ourselves, and produces feelings of oneness with [...]

15 04, 2016

The Fishing For Your Future Challenge

I want to invite you all to a simple challenge that I think could have a big impact. As we all know, to produce a change or accomplish something new in our life takes time. Why? To affect change requires us to move our bodies through time and space—the components of 3-dimensional experiences. As an example, if you’re looking for a new job you have to search job sites, send out resumes, go on interviews, and wait for an answer. If you want a partner you might have to go on a dating site and look through profiles, then go [...]

2 04, 2016

How do you motivate motivation?

It’s no great secret that thinking about motivation doesn’t actually produce motivation. This was recently illustrated in a study published in the journal Neuron. In the study, researchers placed 73 people into an fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imagery). Unlike older EEG technology (electroencephalography) used to detect electrical activity, fMRIs can actually pinpoint parts of the brain that are activated in specific tasks; in this case they focused on the ventral tegmental area—the part of the brain responsible for motivation. Once placed in the fMRI, researchers asked participants to motivate themselves. If successful, the fMRI would light up the corresponding area [...]

18 03, 2016

Getting Clear On Your Vision

People often tell me they can’t get clear on what they want. What I tell them is that they’re making it too hard. The process of creating a new vision of the future is something each of us does all the time. How? Because we live in a world of polarities and dualities, when we experience lack, stress, or traumatic situations, naturally we begin to dream about what we want based on what we don’t have. As an example, if you have a job you dislike, you observe what you don't like (past) about your current and previous jobs and [...]

4 03, 2016

Firing Up The Networks and Stepping Up the Game

Close your eyes for a moment and imagine a map of the world from outer space. As nightfall rolls across the hemispheres opposite the sun, light begins to emanate from cities scattered across the globe. Eventually these city lights bleed out to reveal greater metropolitan areas. These clusters of light then connect to other clusters of light via smaller cities and highways, eventually forming a network of illumination across the continent. By any chance does this network look at all familiar? Maybe…perhaps… similar to the neural connections in our brains? This firing up of networks is exactly what we just [...]