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dancing as the word of god

The truth: everything animate and inanimate, painful and blissful, is singing, vibrating, and dancing as the word of God.

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What would things look like naked? Without words? What’s beneath the costume? This. The every day. The ordinary that I fight so hard to run away from. Looking at outside sources and inside imaginings to heighten my experiences, to give meaning to a possibly meaningless life. Forgetting that this, this, this is the meaning, the question and the answer. I never had to look or try to create something out of nothing. I have this. This. The truth: that everything animate and inanimate, painful and blissful, is singing, vibrating, and dancing as the word of God. Start dancing.   Work with me to relearn and transform your stories into powerful …

No Fear

This Holiday Season I Choose To Gift You No Fear

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I choose to give you the gift of no fear. This holiday I will do my best to fill your stocking and pack your tree full of support. I will do my best to let you know you will not be abandoned, even through the suffering. A gift that will hold you and let you fly. A gift that removes obstacles and opens eyes. This holiday, your Box will be both light and full, overflowing in fact, with no fear; an abundance of no fear.   If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time donation, between a …

Take Back The Dream

Taking Back The Dream- How our stories can finally wake us up

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“A bomb with a long fuse can be lit years before it explodes, but the day when the detonation occurs, the harm is considerable.” – Alejandro Jodorowsky Just because you’ve always been one thing, just because it’s always been one way, doesn’t mean you have to play that same part again, today, tomorrow, over and over. Life is fluid, always has been, constantly in motion; it’s our same old stories about “who we are”, “what we are”, and “how it is” that make life stagnant. Fluidity is life, stagnancy is death. Let’s save ourselves, let’s cut our own fuse before it’s too late. Life belongs to us, to create as …

What Sweet Poison Do I Keep Sipping?

What Sweet Poison Do I Keep Sipping?

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“There is a way of undertaking things that is pleasant now and ripens in the future as pain, and there is a way of undertaking things that is painful now and ripens in the future as pleasure.” – Majjhima Nikaya 46 Perhaps when we pause to catch our breath, between gulps of sweet poison, we may glimpse the peril into which we are willfully placing ourselves and choose a wiser course. We may asked the questions that need to be asked, what sweet poison do I keep sipping? What (story, habit, person, place, thing) must I walk away from? Holding the question, living the question, until one day we live …

Success

Ask A Hundred People What Success Is, You’ll Get A Hundred DIfferent Answers. So, We Did It For You

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This is a guest post form the very wise Kimberly Gan at SelfDevelopmentSecrets.com … Full Article Here. Best Ways To Learn One thing’s for sure; learning is one of the most important things. Everyone has learned and experienced something in life, and you can get all that knowledge without actually going through them. With access to the internet, there’s no shortage of knowledge and no excuse not to learn in today’s world. The only thing that’s probably more important than learning is doing. From our survey, books (24%) are the most common way of learning. Followed by blogs (17%), online courses  (13%), podcasts(13%), then social media(9%) and seminars (9%). This is quite …

What Must I Let Go Of To Let New Stories Into My Life?

What Must I Let Go Of To Let New Stories Into My Life?

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From my Storytelling and Spirituality Series for HOI.tv – WATCH THE CLASS SPIRITUAL STORYTELLING HERE! WATCH THE CLASS SPIRITUAL STORYTELLING HERE!   If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time donation, between a cup of coffee and some Trader Joe’s snacks. Donate here.  This is a home for all things related to maximizing ones life. Join us

One Can Soften Everywhere and One Should

One Can Soften Everywhere and One Should

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There is a wisdom in softness. There is an ease in softness. It takes courage to be soft. To be soft is to stop wanting to wake up. To stop wanting answers, to live inside of the question, holding the question, living the question until one day you live into an answer. Softness is letting go and allowing. Softness is less effort, more grace. Softness is absorbing all that life has to offer. You can practice softening everywhere and you should. To be soft is to actually feel and experience an event. To softly experience it so that you can let it go and let it dissolve, softly. Softness can …

Things To Do Before I Die

Things To Do Before I Die

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Live at The Shine at Wanderlust Hollywood If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time donation, between a cup of coffee and some Trader Joe’s snacks. Donate here.  This is a home for all things related to maximizing ones life. Join us

Silently Doing Good For Others

Silently Doing Good For Others

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What allows me to silently do good for others? A good that is effortless, without bragging, a good that is graceful. Becoming soft, becoming soft allows me to silently do good. If I’m soft I can spread. If I’m soft I can silently do good for others I can silently be kind I can silently be in service to a wonderful god and a wonderful life. If I’m soft God can use me Silently Using my skills and my love For the benefit of all beings.   If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time donation, between …

Every living being represents a victory of cosmic desire

Every living being represents a victory of cosmic desire

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You were protected by the placenta from the attacks of anti-bodies that wanted to destroy you. You beat out millions in the most important race of your life. Something mysterious, immense, and profound had already decided, since the beginning of time, that you would exist. Because your presence was desired in this world, all the forces of the universe cooperated so that you could be born. Thus every living being represents a victory of cosmic desire.   If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time donation, between a cup of coffee and some Trader Joe’s snacks. Donate …

In Order To Advance...

In Order To Advance…

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In order to advance, I take one more step, then one more, one step into the void. I climb farther, I risk entering the unknown, where there is no sign, where consciousness itself raises over the whole world without trying to change it, but simply in order to perceive that which is beyond words, that which already there. There, I have no more definitions, I have nothing. I am what I am without asking what I am, without comparing myself to anything, without judging myself, without any need for honor or praise or love. This is a sacred life. This is a sacred place.

What Costume Are You Wearing?

What Costume Are You Wearing?

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Above your flesh is your clothes, above your clothes is your mask, beyond your mask and clothes is your real costume, the one that propels your forward or holds you back. You are in this costume, always, whether you know it or not. Imagine, you are god in drag. You are the cosmos on Halloween. What you wear matters, it’s a choice. Is it made of linen, silk, cotton, wool? Is it a damaged and impure material that leaves a residue behind, stains your mind, or injects suffering into your blood? Is it your cloth or someone’s else’s? Are you pretending to be someone else, wanting to be someone else, …

reap what you sow

You Reap What You Sow… What Are You Sowing?

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What are you sowing? You must do the work to know the seeds that God is giving you. To know the seeds you are ready, willing, able, and deserve to handle. To know the crop that is forth coming. No matter what, it’s coming. What you plant will grow. What seeds are you planting? Your seeds are here to help the earth. Not just you. To feed and nurture us. All of us. WE reap what you sow. WE need you. “Seeds are given to he who sows in order to fructify the earth.” What will be give will also be for others. Your knowings, your talents, gifts, your skills, …

I Am A Prophet. You Are A Prophet. We Are ALL Prophets

I Am A Prophet. You Are A Prophet. We Are ALL Prophets

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Your imagination is the single most important asset you possess. It’s your power to create mental pictures of things that don’t exist yet and that you want to bring into being. It’s the magic wand you use to shape your future. Your imagination is a treasure when it spins out scenarios that are aligned with your deepest desires.  Nothing manifest on this planet unless it first exist as a mental picture. The prophecies of our imagination tend to be accurate. Many of our visions of the future to come to pass.  On the other end of the scale, is all the things we get that we didn’t want. But we …

Does it make a difference if you are driven by love vs hate?

Does it make a difference if you are driven by love vs hate?

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Do you want justice because you hate suffering? Or do you want justice because you love justice? Do you hate what’s happening? Or do you imagine a world where all people get what they deserve? What’s your approach? What’s your angle? Can you do both? Can it all live inside you? Does it make a difference if you are driven by love vs hate? What can we relearn? Not all darkness is bad. Not all shadowy places are scary. Not all secrets are shameful. Not all pain is evil. it’s never too late to ask questions. It’s never too late. If you find joy and value in what I do …

Never Surrender To Distraction!

Never Surrender To Distraction!

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Personally, I do, all the time. And I have to remind myself (all the time), pretty much everything I interact with is trying to distract me, trying to take me from myself, trying to sell me something, an idea or a product. Just think about how much we spend on our phones. Distracted time checking-in, feeding on feeds and scrolls, and we still find ourselves feeding. How much of that distracted time can we put towards being in the world, towards being engaged with others, towards being with ourselves, being engaged with ourselves? I figure a lot. When we check out from distraction we get sight, we get to see …

Inside my body is the energy of 30 Hydrogen bombs

Inside my body is the energy of 30 Hydrogen bombs

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All physical matter as we know it is made of energy. And all physical matter can be converted back into energy. And it takes a tremendous amount of energy to make even a single particle of matter. In the human body there is 7 x 10 to the 18th power jewels of energy… Which translates and is equivalent to 30 Hydrogen Bombs. Inside my body is the energy of 30 Hydrogen bombs. This is a fact. Right here right now I have the power of 30 Hydrogen bombs, and what am I gonna do with it? What are you gonna do with it?   If you find joy and value …

Your Desire For Love Will Just Keep Coming and Coming and Coming

Your Desire For Love Will Just Keep Coming and Coming and Coming

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I invite you to meditate on the relentlessness of your yearning for love. Recognize the fact that your eternal longing will never leave you in peace. Accept that it will forever delight you, torment you, inspire you, and bewilder you — whether you are alone or in the throes of a complicated relationship. Understand that your desire for love will just keep coming and coming and coming, keeping you slightly off-balance and pushing you to constantly revise your ideas about who you are. Now read this declaration from the poet Rilke and claim it as your own: “My blood is alive with many voices that tell me I am made …

Stories Have The Power To Move Us

Stories Have The Power To Move Us

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The woman next to me on the plane just fist pumped, a powerful and unapologetic fist pump when the basketball went in the hoop during a game of one on one between the good guy and the bad guy on The CW’s “One Tree Hill.” It was the last shot, slow motion, and he (our hero) sunk it and she clenched her fist and pumped it! She was happy. Happy for our hero, happy for her, happy on the inside. She was happy. Stories have the power to move us. To make us happy. To make us fist pump no matter where we are. To make us smile. To move …

Calm Your Curls

Calm Your Curls (a Dominican boys hair journey through Hollywood)

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Original Article My grandma used to say, “tu eres el mejor actor en todo el Mundo.” She was right, I’m a pretty great actor, the best in the world is a big statement, but sure, thanks Grandma. Oh, and watch out Denzel. But my Grandma didn’t know the rules and walls I would be up against. Honestly, neither did I. “Mission number 1 in LA: Go unnoticed, sort of, blend in. Not too edgy. Not too soft. Be you, if you are something we all see you as, make sense? It’s tough. Be the best and stand out while blending in. Got it? It takes time, practice, and thick skin, …

Life After Instagram

Life After Instagram

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What can you tell me that I can’t figure out from your Instagram? What can you show me that your gallery of chosen pictures and 1min videos can not? Who are you besides these very carefully selected samples of who you wish to be seen as? This is the person I want to know. This is the person who heals and enlivens and enlightens and inspires and motivates and can crate change. Not the one inside the gallery being curated by the one inside the thing itself. Unsubscribe. Opt out. Now. Ppt out of delusion and tune into truth. There is life outside Outside of the scroll and feed. A …

It’s Not What’s Happening. It’s How You Relate To It.

It’s Not What’s Happening. It’s How You Relate To It.

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You can’t solve a problem on the same level is created. – Albert Einstein What’s really happening here? What’s here? What is really here? It’s Not What’s Happening. It’s How You Relate To It. It’s how much strength and power you give to the story. Our stories are a map, but they are not reality; a map, not the territory. They are real but not true. They will confine us or they will wake us up. This is true for a break up, a personal sickness, or your money in the stock market. What story are you telling? The, “this shouldn’t be happening story?” or the, “this is happening story?” …