I took a little walk this afternoon. I’ve been spending most of the day sitting at my desk in my office, feeling sluggish in the afternoon, so I got up, went outside, walked around for no particular reason other than it was something different than I was doing. My work is in a part of Los Angeles that is “not nice,” to put it kindly. It’s South LA, just south of Downtown, and it’s a very poor, dirty, run-down part of town. I generally avoid walking around here, unless it’s to and from the Metro station on my commute. I’ve been working here for a little over two years, and for most of that time I’d ignore my surroundings as much as possible, tune out all the unpleasant people and things. Today, I was simply being. Feeling grounded and centered, even if I was feeling very groggy, walking with my head up and noticing this neighborhood with a calm curiosity. For once I wasn’t concerned about engaging people or not engaging people, but being a part of the experience unfolding around me. I’d generally considered this a neighborhood that was largely neglected. It didn’t seem like there were many people [...]
From Dr. Joe Vitale: 15 Minute Miracle It’s the most profound releasing experience. Take responsibility for everything in your life. Then speak directly to the divine and say “I love you. I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you.” Do this while doing EFT and the release will be MIND BLOWING!
Purpose. Dharma. Your highest calling. The divine connection that guides your actions with power and gives meaning to your life. With it, you are literally doing God’s work, powerful, strong, engaged, fulfilled as a man. Without it, you’re like the other shadowy slacker husks of men walking the world, lost in distraction, henpecked by frustrated and unfulfilled women in your life, life going nowhere. There are a lot of guys – boys, really – who have figured out how to “create attraction” and pick up girls. You don’t have to be a real man to get laid a lot, and most of these little pricks out there talking about “alpha male” are walking around with no purpose and no integrity apart from their commitment to get laid and brag about it to others to gain status. And what happens to these guys? Well, the stories are very similar – they get good at picking up women, but often suck at choosing and keeping women. Sure they get laid a lot, which is a big deal if you’re someone whose not getting laid much and feels he has a lack of options, but their lives are filled with drama – [...]
I read through Rion Freeberg’s “101 Questions,” designed to awaken the reader. (www.self-awakening.com) I felt a ton of shifts, I felt a sense of profound freedom, and by the end I felt like a snow globe that has been shaken up with snowflakes flying everywhere. Then I watched this video: Fearlessness My thoughts, as all this swirls around: Why can’t we let the future evolve and enjoy its evolution? So much time spent on the future or the past, so little on the present. My dharma has been pointing me to “building bridges” into the physical world. My life has been a disconnect between my fantasy of “self-improvement” and my reality. A disconnect between my fantasy of social standards and my value and my spiritual worth. My disconnect between the life I want and the life I have. All this “elevated consciousness” feels fake and temporal until there are bridges in the world. And as I’ve expanded my consciousness these past few weeks, as I’ve connected to my dharma, I’ve felt a strong pull to build bridges into the physical world, to manifest tangible results in the world. And I’ve begun building some bridges and seen immediate results. And [...]
Happiness is as a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which, if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you. – Nathaniel Hawthorne
Wow, had my first Reiki session. Soooooo relaxing!! I’ve been consciously moving in the direction of my path, getting out of my structured routine, so this is another step. My energy feels so clear and calm now. She said she noticed more energy pulling on my left side, hmm.
For background on dharma, read these articles: http://www.spiritualselftransformation.com/blog/contentment-or-dharma-spirituality/ http://self-awakening.com/members/this-word-can-change-your-life-dharma http://www.spiritualselftransformation.com/blog/thailand-live-event-greatly-upgraded/ Dharma is, as Rion Freeberg describes it, spirituality and highest purpose. It’s a spiritual awakening that awakens and inspires your heart’s desire. This has been the missing link for me in my process. I’ve felt these higher levels of consciousness, yet nothing meaningful seemed to be changing in my world. I’d feel better, maybe feel more confident and centered, get different results from people, but everything continued to basically stay where it was. As I’ve been going through “The Presence Process,” confronting and releasing long-held blocks, emotions, pain and fear, this concept came to me, and it resonated. I immediately began meditating and natural grounding with this in mind, and could feel a difference. Now dharma is inspiring me. I don’t know what my purpose is, as far as putting it into words, but I feel I am moving on my path, actually moving instead of standing still and simply trying to release the bad stuff while plodding along. I feel energized, empowered, inspired. I have a purpose that extends beyond me to the world, to the universe, even if I’m not sure what it is yet, or maybe [...]
I began writing this out of frustration over what I’ve been reading from other “experts” giving bad advice for men on how to be men. And as usually happens when I get to writing, the frustration goes away and once I clean that out there’s actually something worth sharing here. But I still want to acknowledge there is a TON of garbage out there on how to be a man. If you’re a man whose evolving and seeking to be a better man, like me, heed the old adage “what other people think of you is none of your business.” Seek to learn from women what women want and need and seek to fulfill their wants and needs from a place of strength and partnership. But when it comes to being a man, seek your truth. Don’t change who you are being for the sake of others’ approval. Be true to yourself, and that’s all I need to say about the bad advice out there. What is it for me to be a man, to connect to my masculine energy? Every day I challenge myself to grow as a man. I explore deepening my connection with my innate masculinity [...]
Take this moment now to relax. As you read my words and breathe in and out, allow your body and mind to relax with each successive breath. Begin to notice the feeling of your breath as you draw nourishing oxygen and energy into your being and exhale tension and waste. As you continue to read my words, bring attention to the quality of your breath and allow your breathing to become slower, deeper, more into your belly with each successive breath. As you are sitting and reading my words, breathing more and more slowly, more and more deeply, more and more into your belly, continue to relax your body and mind. And as you relax your body and mind, allow my words to speak directly to that part of you which wants to learn. Notice my words filling that part of your mind as all other thoughts begin to fade. All other thoughts, all worries and concerns, fading away with each successive breath. That’s right. Allow the unconscious part of your mind to take control as you continue reading and absorbing my words. And as you continue to breathe and relax, allow that unconscious part of your mind to bring [...]
From Dodson and Ross: “Believe it or not, you can masturbate badly. We’re not talking about it being bad to masturbate – that’s a moot point to almost anyone reading this! But many, many guys develop solo sexual habits that can ultimately have a harmful effect on the rest of their sex life.” http://dodsonandross.com/blogs/ed-coach-paul-nelson/2012/07/many-guys-develop-masturbation-habits-harm-rest-their-sex-life