On Right and Wrong…and Evolvement

I opened my editor this morning to write this blog post with one thing in mind…then something happened. I began listening to a recording of a call that I was scheduled to be on this past Sunday night, but missed because I got caught up making a triple batch of white chili for my friends and family and lost track of time. I had so much to weigh in on around that call, that I decided to just write about it here, especially since it ended up correlating with what I was going to write about anyway. Cleaning out email, I came across one with the subject line “[FINAL chance] FreshMember is shutting down..” the email went on to say “There’s less than 36 hours left before FreshMember prices are raised and the lifetime option is GONE.” I didn’t even have to open it to know that it was going to pitch me an “Act now or forever lose” spiel. My background is in sales and marketing. I taught courses on how to market more effectively and I’ve spent way more money than I wish to admit buying products and systems to help me get better results. I put myself under constant pressure to keep up with techniques, platforms and new ways of doing things. I was known to be quite savvy with knowledge, but became ineffective due to overload. There are just way too many people who are doing incredible things and will sell you something to teach you how they did it. Eventually, it became insanity. I wrote a course called Build Your Platform; Build Your Revenue that showed people...

My Everyday Disruption

Most of us are busy with our daily lives, taking care of our families, showing up for work, cleaning the house, just doing our thing. Some of us have chosen a unique path a little outside the mainstream, perhaps in a spiritual space, as I have. As I connect with life coaches, therapists, healers, bishops, people of faith, shamans, and yogi’s, one thing is abundantly clear – to those who have chosen this path, our lives are dedicated to supporting humanity. One of the reasons people are drawn to this work is because somewhere along the way, we began healing ourselves. Whether it was overcoming childhood trauma, transitioning out of damaging relationships and patterns, or an insatiable quest for knowledge, the truth and ultimate freedom. As we learn techniques and methods for overcoming and creating abundance in our lives, it is only natural for some of us that the next state of progression is to begin teaching and sharing what we’ve learned to benefit others. Some do it through pastoral care, some through private programs, some through workshops and conferences, some through writing books and giving lectures. There is an abundance of resources and individuals available to help people transition from where they don’t want to be to somewhere more positive, happy and alive. Somewhere along the way though, we can get stuck with being so positive, happy and alive, we become oblivious to the pain of the humanity that surrounds us, forgetting we were either there once ourselves, or if it wasn’t for our work, we could be there now. It is to the point that if we are uncomfortable,...

What is “negative”?

We’ve whitewashed our language to the point that anything that doesn’t make us feel good is perceived as negative. To this, I have to say, must stop. There are major issues in the world however, we are truly only concerned with OUR world. As a collective, we  seem to have lost our curiosity and become resistant and unaccepting to the plights and perils of human suffering. There is a subjective line between what is actually negative and what is simply us, choosing denial. It’s the difference between what is acceptable and what is not – to us. Who are we to dictate how others should show up? Why do we feel the need to control everyone’s emotions, passions and the moments of deep intensities that challenge humanity? “The response to war is to live like brothers and sisters. The response to injustice is to share. The response to despair is a limitless trust and hope. The response to prejudice and hatred is forgiveness. To work for community is to work for humanity.” ~ Jean Vanier As I have begun to speak up for injustice and abusive practices, some of my community feels that my sharing has gotten angry. As a meditation instructor, I think people have an idea that people who have a strong meditation practice live a calm and care-free existance. Maybe in some circles, but I refuse to ascribe to an idea of how others choose to live a contemplative life. For some people, that works. For some, choosing to remain in that state is their saving grace. Not for me. I am too outspoken and too passionate to live a life of...

Compassion Deficit

Interesting study on how we are wired (or not) for kindness. Fortunately, it appears that like a muscle, we can program ourselves for more empathy, compassion and kindness for others. The world needs more of that. Take 4 minutes to watch how, below: Like what you see? Comment below, share this article, or contact us to discover ways that Beautiful Energy School can help you, your loved ones or your organization discover more empathy and compassion in their lives....