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Be Aware of Free Courses

Posted by on Apr 19, 2018

I’m sure many of you, like me, have signed up for free webinars, free mini courses, or free summits repeatedly hoping for something magical to happen for us along the way. We figure we have nothing to lose and everything to gain. We get all excited to hear about the secret sauce for success, or the keys to happiness, or tragedy to triumph tales, so that we may learn how to have success, be happy, or triumphant. We invest our precious time listening to the “free” content only to discover that we still have so much work ahead of us to achieve these things. We may feel a burst of motivation, or inspiration to do more, or be more, as the one with the secrets and the keys, perfectly paints the picture of possibilities that await us. We feel better temporarily until it hits us that we are still in the same place after investing our time in the free webinar. The truth is, what comes free does not stick, it does not last, neither does it transform. Instead it keeps us distracted from the very thing we need, to propel us forward on our journey. You see Free Courses are not free as they cost you your time, energy, and your attention, all of which are necessary to create a successful, happy and triumphant life. Time, energy, and attention given can never be refunded. Instead of unconsciously giving away our emails for these “enticing offers” so that you can waste more energy filtering through your inbox flooded with sales pitches, why not take that time to figure out what you need? Why allow others to tell you what you need, so you can be like them? Why waste the very precious energy needed to create the life you want, on listening to free content, which is nothing but a hook? Let’s be transparent, nobody offers FREE secrets, just like Costco is not offering free food! Free food samples do not equate to a free meal. Free sampling is offered so you buy the whole package. It is an investment to make sales. There are those who line up at every free food sample bar and eat whatever is offered, only to run to the next one and then the next one, allowing what is put in front of them to dictate what they ingest. The problem is they end up experiencing nothing fully. Then there are those who consciously choose what their bodies need, only take what serves them, and will pay full price knowing what they purchased is nourishing them. These are the people who walk away with a long last feeling of satisfaction. These are the people that take care of their body while making conscious choices. Let’s face it, if you want to create change, you must be aware of what change you want to make. If you want to be happy, you must know what makes you happy. Nobody outside of you carries the secrets and keys to your journey. Life is not a free ride. Life is an energy exchange. If you want to create in the world, you need to invest your energy consciously. Passively listening to free content that promises the secret sauce for happiness will not make you happy. Happiness is found by exploring inward and finding the creativity that wants to be expressed through you. Success is found by using your energy wisely to nourish your expression into the world. You become triumphant when you remove all distractions that keep you from connecting with your own inspiration. When we stop chasing after others and commit to our own...

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Death Lessons

Posted by on Dec 21, 2017

I drove to work listening to the radio just like any other day. On came “hey oh” by red hot chilli peppers, and I began to have flashbacks of times in the past. As I looked at the trees at the side of the road, I got pulled back into the present time. At this time my mother is no longer alive.  Just like that it hit me again. She has moved on a little over 9 months ago and I have grieved lots. For the most part I am able to think about her and talk about her without feeling the pain of grief. However grief is an interesting thing. When you think you have moved through the shock, understood your loss, took time to feel it, process it, find meaning, and make peace with it, it just comes pouring through you again without warning. Grief strikes you at any time, any place, when you least expect it. People die, but grief does not die. It lingers in the background and you never know when it will step forward.  Life is an interesting thing. Today is December 21st and Christmas is a few days away. I hear people say, you feel the loss of your loved ones even more at this time. For me, my mom was hardly ever around during Christmas as she would stay in India over the winter. So I couldn’t understand how Christmas would trigger this sadness in me as we didn’t share many Christmas memories together. As I drove along the highway I wiped my tears back only for them to begin streaming again. I couldn’t stop them. I had to acknowledge, once again, that I was not going to see my mother again. I wouldn’t hear her voice again. I wouldn’t be able to hold her again. I could no longer tell her all the things I wanted to. I could no longer laugh with her. I could no longer be comforted by just being by her side.  I felt like an apple that is dropped by the tree. I was a part of this magnificent tree for my entire life, which nourished me and supported me and then one day I was dropped to the ground to absorb the shock. The apple when dropped rolls away but when it looks back the tree is no longer there. Only memories of the tree remain. The tree has become the wind blowing through me yet unable to be grasped. She has become an image in my mind that dances around me. She is a thought that remains as long as I think. She has become the laugh I hear in the distance. she is the energy I feel surrounding me. She is no longer rooted in this earth, yet she remains in existence. She is no longer the tree that stood strong anchored in the Earth, she is now a part of the cosmos, with no end and no beginning. In a blink what was, no longer is. What is can not be defined. All that is left, are the feelings once felt, when all else is gone.  The apple becomes a tree and from it come more apples. The memory of the tree stays alive, as long as its apples continue to live. The source in all continues its journey into a new form of life. Life witnesses itself. Life moves and we must flow with it. Death does not discriminate, it is the inevitable truth. Life continues to exist, and through it we experience. Nothing is ever lost or created, as the source has...

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