Open Letter to the Ego

December 3rd, 2017

Dear Ego,

Your unending and ruthless pursuit of more is ruining the lives of precious human beings, alienating important allies, destroying delicate eco-systems and forcing the planet into a chronic state of fight or flight.

You are hereby on notice. You are no longer in charge. If you choose to cling to that which was never yours in the first place, I will rush in with the force of a tsunami and destroy you. 

From this point forward, decisions will be made in accordance with my laws. You are invited to embrace these laws and willingly transform, and while this level of fundamental reorganization is sure to be disruptive, it will not compare to the pain you will endure should you choose to decline this offer.

Sincerely, Life

Above is an open letter to the collective ego and all who have chosen the path of accumulating wealth and power at the expense of others. It has become painfully evident that the economic, societal and biological systems that are designed to sustain us are on the verge of disintegrating like a delicate leaf that has gone too long without water.

At this point, those who are consciously choosing usurp resources and covertly manipulate outcomes are experiencing a jolt that can either be ignored or heeded as the serious wake-up call that it is, for the power that we’ve harnessed for our own gain has built up to the point that it is now turning against us.

The message of the wake-up call is this: Life has it’s own agenda that will no longer be ignored. The biological function of all living things is to extend—to sustain itself through procreation, pollination, innovation and all forms of authentic self-expression. When we align with our biological purpose, we are supported by every living system on our planet.

For too long, the ego’s agenda has been overriding the organic nature of life. The ego, rather than creating, consumes. Rather than authentically expressing, it manipulates for its own gain.

This monstrous energy vortex, fed by select individuals and institutions, is beginning to lose momentum. The weakening of all ego-based systems is, in part, due to the rise of transparency the internet has afforded. Information at the center of corruption is increasingly leaked, causing power built on secrets to deflate. Then there’s the consciousness movement, which is opening eyes all over the world thereby giving rise to increased integrity and the courage to address issues and policies that are destructive.

Ultimately, it is neither transparency or the voice of consciousness that will put us on a sustainable path. It is life itself that will force a shift. The devastation from climate change has a louder voice than any environmental group.

And karma, well, it’s real. What we give is what we get, because that too is a law of life. And because innovation has accelerated change to dizzying speeds, karma is moving faster too. Those who spew hate must swim in it—there is simply no way to generate this gravity of heaviness and rise above it at the same time.

For better or for worse, life is making this shift for us. Perhaps we are in a womb of transformation right now and will later see this time in history as another dark age. But it’s more likely that things will get worse before they get better. There is only one way to navigate this uncharted territory and that is by staying in alignment with the rules of life:

  • Be Authentic 
  • Be Transparent
  • Innovate
  • Share Goodness
  • Live Sustainably

We can’t fight the ego, as this will only feed energy to the systems that need to further weaken in order to transform. Instead, we will be best served by calmly calling out injustice and planetary abuse the same way we would address a teenager stealing a candy bar from a grocery store.

I SEE YOU.

STOP.

WHAT YOU’RE DOING WILL NOT HAPPEN ON MY WATCH.

Be prepared for the biggest reorganization the world has ever seen. Make no mistake about it, life will realign every system that is built on greed. On the other side of this transformation is innovation that supports elevation for all. And those who will rise to the top will have been on the side of life.

 

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The Power of Psychological Flow

November 21st, 2017

We’ve all had the experience of being so involved in an activity that time flies or perhaps even stands still. A state in which awareness and activity merge to form a creative synergy that elevates you above mundane concerns, and where, like a waterfall, energy rushes through your body toward the object of your attention.

When you do finally descend from this state, you have a glow–a flow glow. You aren’t tired, drained or stressed. Rather, you are literally high on life.

Such is the power of flow.

Those who experience flow on a regular basis such as poets or musicians crave this intoxicating feeling and begin to seek it out in other areas of their lives. One of the characteristics of this state is that you realize immediately when you’re in it due to the exceptional level of mental/emotional harmony.

A life lived in flow is seamless. This inner harmony becomes much more desirable than, say, the surge of adrenalin that comes from a fit of road rage.

We have entered an era characterized by unprecedented rates of change. Life in twenty years will be unrecognizable to older generations. The age of innovation has given us a mandate: either hold on to form as you now know it or learn to go with the flow.

While some people stumble upon flow while mastering a skill, others choose to cultivate this fluidity as a way of life. Everyday flow is the critical skill of the 21st century. Tomorrow’s leaders will be adept at flow. They will be interpersonal ninjas who remain impervious to drama and negativity. They will experience internal harmony despite the chaos of rapid change.

Form or flow? Form changes. Those who choose to fight in order to hold onto position or power will soon lose their grip. Those who rise to the top will have cultivated a level of agility that only comes from the power of flow.

 

 

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3 Signs of Relationship Karma

August 12th, 2017

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Do you have relationship karma? Do you keep meeting the same type of people, or worse yet, having the same fight over and over with the same person? If so, you may be carrying some relationship karma that is holding you back.

3 signs of relationship karma:

  1. Certain types of people or specific behaviors drive you crazy. It could be controlling people, flaky people or even outgoing people that make you want to pull your hair out.
  1. You’re in a close relationship with someone that is “complicated.” It could be a parent, a boss or a partner. Either he or she wants more from you or you want more from them. This cycle of push/pull leads to power struggles. You’re tired of the struggle but have no idea what to do about it.
  1. You get highly emotional when you have to deal with these behaviors or difficult relationships. You may feel frustrated, angry or hurt over and over again…

In my book Modern Hippie, I talk about untangling from those who steal your peace. Untangling doesn’t necessarily mean cutting ties (although it may), but it does require reclaiming your power and energy from the unhealthy dynamic.

The saying, “It takes two to tango,” is really true. Even those who are victims of emotional abuse are allowing themselves to remain in a position where the victimization continues. This doesn’t apply to children of course, because they aren’t yet equipped to take their power back.

Karma is a form of momentum. It is a pattern that has been occurring for so long that the emotional and mental energies easily flow down a well worn path. This phenomenon is well documented in brain science. We develop connections in the brain that become stronger with use.

Nothing feels better than emotional freedom and inner peace. This level of freedom is like being a child again. When we aren’t engaged in complicated relationship dynamics, we can be truly present to the world and all its beauty and majesty.

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Energy 101 now Available on Mindsail App!

November 12th, 2016

launch_insta_facebookI’m so honored to be a featured coach on the new Mindsail App!

After you download the app on your Apple device, you can listen to my Energy 101 program and so many other amazing programs on relationships and health. Also, stay tuned for Energy 102: The Truth about Relationships. So exciting!

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Wellness App

August 3rd, 2016

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I’m working on a new project that I’m so excited about that I wanted to share!

Earlier in the year I was contacted by a start-up company that’s creating a wellness app of coaches giving short audible sessions on different topics like relationships and health. I am one of the coaches and will be doing a couple of programs on energy!

I’m finishing up my first program now and having so much fun with it. I love the idea of helping people who are busy and may not have the resources to have one on one coaching session.

Stay tuned! The app is being launched this fall. I’ll post more info as we get closer!

 

 

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Modern Hippie Book Trailer

February 20th, 2016

It was so fun making this book trailer with Jimmy Peggie and Carter O’Neill!

As I was describing what it means to be a Modern Hippie, I couldn’t help but think of how lucky we are to live in this time where complete inner freedom and peace is even possible. I feel tremendous gratitude for those who came before us and paved the way.

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Modern Hippie:Top 10 Inspirational Books

February 8th, 2016

 

Thank you to Aspire Magazine for including Modern Hippie in this month’s list of Top 10 Inspirational Books!

 

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Personal Growth in 2016

January 2nd, 2016

Happy New Year 2016

 

There’s a wave of energy in 2016 that is going to uplift those of us who have done the work of untangling from relationship drama and focusing on heart-based personal growth. Many of us have built a strong container for spirit. We have repaired the leaks in our energetic container and processed the emotional heaviness. This is the year that we get to ride the wave! Just love yourself completely and you will be on the wave. It’s that simple. Looking forward to year full of adventure and promotion.

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Intuitive Based Decision Making

December 23rd, 2015

Making a decision from a mountain top perspective is ideal. That way we’re able to see a situation from all angles. The only possible way to do this is by using your intuition. Pay attention to the subtle signs in your body when considering what path to take. Pay attention to flashes of insight that come and go in an instant. Pay attention to the gut feelings that you have… you will not regret it. However, when we neglect to take these things into consideration, we ALWAYS regret it and tell ourselves that we knew better!

Read more in this article that I wrote for GAIA on Using Intuition to Make Decisions.

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Simple, Intuitive & Fun

November 30th, 2015

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The Modern Hippie way of life is very simple, intuitive and fun!

We prefer to love others rather than getting tangled up in endless power struggles.

We value freedom and therefore follow our bliss.

And we choose to ride the wave of life rather than swim upstream.

Isn’t that what we all want? To live peaceful, fun and free?

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