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Choose love.

One of my girlfriends suggested I get into Gabrielle Bernstein a while ago and last week I read her book, Spirit Junkie, and loved every second of it. Yeah, yeah, it’s all about creating the life of your dreams and basically motivational speaker (as that’s what she now does!) but I guess I related to her because a lot of her story takes place when she’s my age (I don’t think she’s too much older now though).

She also has free podcasts to download on iTunes. I’ve downloaded them all and use them first thing in the morning now (to start my day off with positive intentions) and at night (to release anything that may have happened during the day).

I could go on and on but I might sound crazy. I just really enjoy her and her non-religious spirituality. It’s inspiring, and hopeful.

I just ordered her first book, “Add More -Ing,” online and until that arrives, I’m going to enjoy some chick lit with Laura Dave’s novel, “The First Husband.”

I was resolute in trying to read more this year (because I fell off the literary bandwagon in a major way last year) and so far it is going well. 

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The most common question I get in my workshops and lectures is, “How can I know the difference between my ego and my intuition?” My immediate response to is that we all have powerful intuition working through us at all times. {Tweet it} Our intuition is a kind, loving inner voice that guides us towards positive actions and peaceful outcomes. Often inspiration shows up as a strong knowing, a.k.a. a gut feeling. Sometimes intuitive guidance comes through as a powerful sense of inspiration or even a tingly sensation.

We all have this groovy inner guidance system but many of us disconnect from it. Watch this video for guidance on how to know the difference between the fear of your ego and the love of your inner guidance system. {Tweet it}

If you want to deepen your connection to your intuition a great resource is my book, Add More ~ing To Your Life, A Hip Guide to Happiness.

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The concept of slowing down often seems alluring—but it can also be really trippy for people. Why? Simple: These days, everything is fast. Technology has our heads spinning. Don’t get me wrong: living a fast-paced life isn’t a bad thing (and it’s somewhat unavoidable in New York). But running on high speed all the time can make you feel overwhelmed. You not only end up getting less done, you feel tense and anxious.

Paradoxically, the secret to speeding up and getting more done is simply to slow down. I’m not saying you should renounce the world and meditate all day—but I am suggesting that you clear space to access your inner power. When you do that, time will seem to expand, and you’ll accomplish more. In this video I share tools that will greatly help you redirect your energy and learn to heighten an inner sense of power to let your outer life grow, expand and flow. Watch now.

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For many months I’ve been on an international speaking circuit teaching lessons from my new book,Miracles Now. In each of my talks, my primary message is to Be the Light. In today’s blog I share one of the lectures from this tour when I taught at the Wanderlust Festival in Squaw Valley. Surrounded by mountains, I offer lessons from my own spiritual path and guidance on how to step into the light.

In this talk I share my personal story of how I reconnected to the love and light within me. Amma the hugging saint once said, “When an eggshell cracks from the outside it’s crushed. When it cracks from the inside a being is born.” {Tweet} We all have the capacity to crack open and be reborn.

The guidance I offer in this talk will remind you of your hidden power, realign you with your purpose and turn you into a magnet for miracles. My hope is that this talk inspires you to bring forth the light within you so that you can elevate the world. Watch this lecture and expect Miracles Now.

If you bring forth what is within you,
what you bring forth will save you.
If you do not bring forth what is within you,
what you do not bring forth will destroy you.

– Jesus

Related posts:
How to live in the light.
You are a lightworker.
Fear holds us in a headlock… Here’s how to get out.

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For many years I thought my success was based on how stressed out and anxious I was. I equated accomplishment with overworking, pushing and manipulating outside circumstances in my favor.

My “go out and grab it” mentality only got me so far. I constantly felt like a hamster in a wheel trying to run faster but always winding up right where I left off. Worst of all I pushed my nervous system beyond it’s limit. I’d work, work, work and then burn out. This was a typical routine for me.

Then at age twenty-five upon hitting bottom I came to learn the blessing of stillness. In my case I had to hit an emotional, spiritual and physical bottom in order to slow down. I guess it doesn’t matter how I got there. All that matters is that I was finally still. Through meditation, prayer and my commitment to an inner awareness I was able to realize that my greatest accomplishments would come from stillness. This is when I really started living.

Stillness is the key to success. {Tweet it} When we still our mind and body we can truly connect with our spirit. Then once we establish a spiritual connection our job is to follow the guidance we receive. Slowing down and listening is the key to living a guided life. In stillness we hear and then it’s our job to take Good Orderly Direction from a God of our own understanding.

I once heard the great entrepreneur and yogi Russell simmons say: “I used to think anxiety and insomnia drove me to success, but it was the stillness that let me be good at anything. When you extend the seconds of stillness, that’s when you’re able to think and learn.” Russell nailed it. Living a guided life is about extending the seconds of stillness. As we add up the moments of stillness we begin to feel life begin to flow. What we need comes directly to us, life lessons are no longer so difficult and we have a greater awareness of our purpose and our connection to the world. Stillness is where it’s at.

In this video I share tools for practicing stillness to harness success.

Let this principle be an exercise in shifting your focus from “out there” to “in here.” Whenever you catch yourself back on that hamster wheel of anxiety, stress and control, then say: “Stillness is the key to my success.”

As a teacher in the field of personal growth it is my commitment to guide you through whatever is blocking you from truly owning your success. To do that, I’m rolling out a series of three free videos that will help clear the blocks to your confidence and provide direction you can act on right now. I’ve surveyed my audience and I know there are a few common issues that hold you back from truly stepping into your power. Click here to check out the first video in this series.