Hum, caught your attention? So how about waking down instead of waking up? Bare with me, I’ll explain. What if trying to “wake up” sends you in the wrong direction? Don’t
Hum, caught your attention? So how about waking down instead of waking up? Bare with me, I’ll explain.
What if trying to “wake up” sends you in the wrong direction? Don’t believe me? Watch how many people are stressed out and can’t manage it anymore. With that in mind, here’s what I suggest.
Most of us have been on a path of personal transformation and awakening. On that path, we tend to take it for granted that “waking up” is the noble goal we should be aiming for, something I do not believe and never bought. We are perfect, we just need to get that original view. If the path of “waking up” has left you feeling there’s something missing, you’re not alone.
The truth is that striving towards “waking up” and “enlightenment” can actually end up creating stress, unhappiness, and a feeling of dissatisfaction with your life. It can create a deep sense of separation from your self, from loved ones and the world around you, by putting you at war with your “ego.” The Dzogchen masters don’t advocate meditation or any striving, since after all we only need to get back to our original state, not change it…
If you’d like to end this subtle sense of separation and re-orient your spiritual practice in a way that leads you to experience more divinity in your daily life, the Shift Network has a couple who has been quietly developing a new,heart-full path of awakening called Waking Down that is delivering real results.
Saniel Bonder and Linda Groves-Bonder are the founding leaders of a democratic process that calls you to land in your full divine embodiment, right here, right now. They and their colleagues have been building their work for several decades now with the endorsement and acclaim of leaders like Ken Wilber, Barbara Marx Hubbard and Stephen Dinan.
They will be sharing their experience and their work with you on a FREE tele-seminar: Waking Down 101 – How to Go Beyond Waking up and Into Divine Embodiment, on Wednesday, May 22 at 5:30 pm Pacific time.
Please take a moment and reserve your seat for this highly recommended transformative hour!
Click here for more information and see you there.
For those of you who are closer to my age bracket, the nearing 50s, a certain news generation might strike as downright weird. The current 20 something year old generation has little to no concept of how rights and duties are closely related.
“It’s not fair!”, “It’s my right!” Come on, admit it you’ve heard that one before from that generation and we can probably all admit to have pulled that one once or twice in our younger years, less experienced years. The difference is that most of us didn’t get away with tantrums and those who did pay the consequences today. But what is frightening is to see more and more children form that generation demanding rights without understanding the counter part that gives such rights duty. For every right, there is a duty.
I was one of the last years when civic duties, as they called then was taught in HIgh School. It was interesting in hindsight, although at the time, it felt I was learning about an ancient and outdated system. Rightfully so as with anyone in the early twenties, I wanted more, demanded more without any real world experience. Over time I learned, as with everyone else.
Is it wrong for the new twenty year old something generation to demand and ask so much more from life? Certainly not. That is how we have evolved over the centuries, however much. Yet one thing is troubling these days interacting with this generation. They are clearly very clueless and probably the result of our generation being squeezed for ever more work and less time to spend with our families. Are setting up yet again another generation for failure? It seems so.
Of course, this observation is from southern California and I saw the same thing in France last year. However, I don’t see that in the South where children are taught the basics of communications, such as saying “Hello”, “Thank you” and “Goodbye”.
Unrealistic expectations are to be expected from a generation with no real life experience, but demands are harder to deal with, especially when you bend over backward to accommodate them with nothing as much as a thank you. How far do you go? When do you yield? Where do you draw the line? Those are questions I am sure many parents ask themselves daily and many couples like us without kids have plenty of answers. It’s hard to see a twenty year old kid making childish demands and throwing tantrums in order to get them. It certainly doesn’t set them up for a bright future. I’d be interested in hearing about your experiences.
The workplace is fraught with intrigues and plots… well, maybe not everyone’s but maneuvering the workplace can be challenging.
My latest challenge is an awkward one. What do you do when the owner’s child comes back and makes unrealistic schedule demands after you have already obliged 3 times in a year, annoying others around and without as much as a thank you?
It’s tough to be nice to everyone, to be as accommodating as you can and have a young kid throw a tantrum because the hours are not “fair”. Now fair, for a 22 year old is very, very different from what fair actually really is. And at 22, what experience do we have of life and work?
So the question stil remains, how do you deal with pesky demanding juniors at work, especially if they are related to the owner? This is the time when you need to take a long cold hard look at your life and ask if you are in the right environment and especially if this environment will give you all you need to fulfill your life. Pesky junior members can be aggressive and demand a lot, which can be frustrating for those of us who have more life experience. They won’t wait. They don’t think they should and certainly have a sense they deserve more. And the funny thing is they are right. Unfortunately, they are right at your expenses.
Sometimes I wonder if my generation is also another sacrificed one. I felt my parents were and never imagined my generation would find itself in this mess we’ve seen brewing over decades ago. In the meantime, politicians enjoy outrageous lavish lifestyle on our hard earn money with almost no accountability. It’s a tricky situation and a tough spot. Do you swallow whatever ego you have left and let the junior walk all over you or do you make a stand which could be financially disastrous? Either way, the feeling is not going to be fun.
It’s a scary step into the unknown and after all this is what the excitement about life is.
SEO conventions, take a back sit to straight forward writing, no Google ranking thoughts in mind.
A few weeks ago as the storm was brewing and I would come to an inevitable crash, a friend of mine from the years spent in Kyoto sent me an email explaining what she remembered liking about me and how much I meant to her and her boyfriend. It might sound funny but the timing and the snapshot it provided came at the right time of this transition and soul searching period… And indeed, it woke dormant memories.
So now, I think I remember which way is the Tap The Source way. And as such, packing close to two weeks of intensive B-52′s listening and building this time-consuming but ultimately extremely rewarding multimedia Ubuntu Studio server, I find myself catching more and more glimpse of the Nicolas project I started all so long ago.
Hum, what’s missing here? Oh, yeah, I got it. Unbeknownst to me at the time, I had set up my drum set to the server, and my guitars can all be plugged in, so can my mic and other various instruments. Finish my original ambient album idea or re-record a B-52′s best of, or even an early 1980′s best of? Why not.
What is truly rewarding are not the little material pleasures but what I have been getting out of listening The B-52′s. Frankly the most important part is the weight off my chest from not having to write two to four stories a day. The stress was ridiculous compared to what it earned. I guess I never made the cut. So it goes.
Funny enough, I make more money now.
No motivation to write about electric cars… Check.
Listening to an inordinate amount of B-52′s reminiscing on past… Check.
Finishing setting up the multimedia Ubuntu Studio server… Check.
So it’s pretty obvious by now that’s I’ve hit a wall and stalled. My last money from writing was a paltry $90 for a month’s worth of work. The Examiner, once number 6 busiest website dramatically cut earnings by close to 1000% from years ago! Does anyone still read this website?
On the esoteric part of things, this weekend couldn’t have been a more suitable one with the Long Beach Grand Prix where exactly 7 years ago, we decided to start writing about electric cars then. No one was doing it and my so-called business partner dropped the ball 100%.
So today, I’m helping out a friend build his already successful business and I’m going back to a truer version of myself, multitasking and open to what comes in.
More to come
And yes, another fantastic free event is coming up from the Shift Network and that also is perfect for this season, the Spring of Sustainability 2013!
- Learn how to transform fear and frustration into hope and inspiration
- Discover simple daily actions you can take NOW that actually enhance your lifestyle while helping to create a sustainable world
- Be inspired to create stronger communities and a greener world by engaging your family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers in simple, fun activities
- Learn about the latest cutting-edge research into sustainable solutions
- And much more…
See you there! Nicolas
I’m very happy to announce yet again another great free event from the Shiftnetwork and this one is again perfect for this Spring season. This week the top leaders of the pioneering HeartMath organization are giving a FREE teleclass on “The Keys to Unlock Your Heart’s Intelligence,” and as usual, it’s free!
But if you haven’t a\heard about HeartMath, it is one of the world’s most influential scientific organization focused on activating the powers of the heart for greater joy and less stressful living and has been taken into consideration more and more as the IQ standards are not that representative.
On Thursday, March 21st, HeartMath leaders will share the keys to bringing your heart into coherence with your brain to experience a new baseline of vibrant health, deeper relationships, more satisfying work, ease throughout your day and many more benefits. You can access and sign up for free here.
On the event you will learn the following;
- A quick practice to ease any stress, confusion or emotional turbulence–and bring you back into your heart
- How you can cultivate your own powerful inner energy reserve to make your life easierand enjoy the experience of being in the flow on a daily basis
- The key principles to access your heart’s deep wisdom to guide you in every area of your life
- Fascinating research on how connected you really are to the hearts of others (your emotions even affect the earth itself!)
I hope you can join me here.
Take great care, Nicolas
It’s funny where life takes you regardless of your original desires and where you thought you were heading. The next days are shaping up to determine my years in ways it has never been.
Choices, Decision & More. Making choices is difficult if you don’t have a certain amount of clarity and data. As a Coach, I built my practice around that and even went as far as calling Tap The Source, because after all, if you do not get to the source, you’re only applying surface remedies but not tackling the real issue. Sounds familiar? Just look around you.
Sometimes things are easier than they look at first and choices come in fine gradients to allow for a certain amount of flexibility.
So now what? Do I go forward trusting implicitly again and see where this life takes me yet again? After all that strategy worked well in the past and has landed me in great places including Kyoto, Japan where I met Virginia and New York. Hum, but I’m a sea and sun kinda guy and if there was next move, it would be further south. Mooroa? Indonesia or Belize? Any would work as long as I have a good internet connection.
Further south also means further away from family, necessitating long and often time pricey flights. On the flip side, when people go on vacation, they sure come and visit you. We’ll see where life takes me now. Public electric car speaker or what?
Boy, you don’t hear from me for a while and all the sudden, it’s an onslaught. So much for Google SEO!
But in the meantime, I wanted to share yea again another fantastic teleseminar where this time you will learn how to do what we all do best, dream big and earn well. So imagine you have plenty of time and money, all the connections and resources you need to create the life and work your heart desires are there, in other words, you have absolute freedom and loving permission from the universe to make your dreams happen–and earn an abundant living.
OK, now what? Would you do it? Or would you still feel blocked from earning a good living doing the work you love?
If so, I invite you to join me for another fantastic Shift Network free teleseminar next Wednesday, March 6, with the world’s leading dream coach, Marcia Wieder:
Dream Big, Earn Well: 4 Steps To Getting Paid For Doing What You Love, where you can register here.
Marcia Wieder blends spiritual wisdom and no-nonsense business savvy into a practical, step-by-step method for turning your dream into your livelihood. She’ll share her precise methods with you during this free call.
- Six words that can get you a “yes” response easier and faster than you can imagine
- A four-step process for making money doing what you love
- Specific ways you may be sabotaging your big dream, and undervaluing and under-selling yourself
- The biggest obstacles to making money living your dream (Hint: It’s not time and money)
- Why planning and strategizing can lead to compromise, squelching your passion and your dream’s demise
- How to speak to anyone, anytime and any place about your dreams, ideas and opportunities what will inspire them to join you, hire you…perhaps even invest in you
So treat yourself to your dreams with the gift of this free call with Marcia Wieder and her playful, direct and expansive contact.
Hope to see you register there.
Take great care, Nicolas
P.S. If you know anyone, friends, colleagues and family members who also have dreams they have yet to realize. Please let them know about this call with Marcia. Thanks
Hi everyone, another great free event from the Shift Network and this one particularly close to my heart, it’s truly a Tap The Source topic, how to find your own divine path.
Obviously, there is a deeper message hidden within the Christian books and teachings. So how about finding it and get a clearer insight as to how to walk your sacred action path and discover what Jesus accessed, the Christos, the man-god on earth? What if you could see the teachings of the Christos differently as the man who has accessed his divinity on Earth? Walking your sacred path embodying and offering to the world your innate divinity as you join the greater fraternity to co-create a more just and compassionate world.
This is indeed a time to honor the transcendent truth in every faith tradition and find the place of global unity, knowing that the heart of all paths point us toward our conscious evolution as humans. The Christ path is the way to access and rediscover your Christos.
That’s why I’m excited to share with you another great free online event with renowned mystic and spiritual scholar, Andrew Harvey, on Saturday, March 16 at 10:00 am Pacific titled, Rediscovering the Christ Path: Embodying Sacred Love in Action. You can find out more here.
During this powerful, illuminating teleseminar, Andrew will pull back the veil on the radical truths from the heart of the Christian tradition. He’ll illumine the path forward for each of us to more fully embody the Christ spirit, marry sacred masculine and feminine, and nourish the divine child in each of us.
As a celebrated scholar of world mystic traditions, Andrew will reveal the deeper, esoteric understandings previously hidden within the Christ lineage that will help you to:
- Open your heart and navigate our collective crises.
- Forge a life that is profound, impactful, and divine.
- Walk the path of sacred action and profound relationship.
- Reclaim the sacred feminine that is at the heart of the lineage.
Andrew is passionate in calling us into a relationship with the Divine that is built on sacred service and ministering to the suffering of the world.
Be prepared for brilliance, provocative insights, and passionate words that speak straight into your soul!
Reserve your spot here.
Thanks and see you there, Nicolas