For the majority of my life I’ve had a meditation practice. Through meditation I’ve healed addiction, emotional distress and even physical conditions. In this video I share about the power of stillness and the healing benefits of meditation. For more on this topic check out Dr. Lissa Rankin’s book Mind Over Medicine. If you’re seeking guidance on how to begin your meditation practice, click here.
I love today’s vlog! In this video I talk about how we can be spiritual without giving up things like fabulous shoes or other material goods. I believe that if you’re on a spiritual path you’re always heading toward your authentic truth. When we accept that truth we’re called to express it through what we wear and how we present ourselves. Watch this video for my insight. Oh, and make sure to watch the end of the video, where I give a tutorial on how I do my hair. Seriously!
For the past month I’ve been teaching a very special meditation at my live lectures. It is my honor to share this Kundalini Meditation to Expand into Intuitive Knowing.
I suggest you practice this meditation for the next 40-days.
Here’s the breakdown of the Meditation to Expand into Intuitive Knowing (as taught by Yogi Bhajan.)
Mantra: Ek Ong Kar Sat Gur Prasad music here.
Posture: Sit with the legs crossed in Easy Pose. Grasp the knees firmly, keeping the elbows straight and the chest lightly lifted. The chin is pulled in gently, to align the skull with the rest of the spine.
Practice: Chant the mantra in a steady rhythm with your eyes closed and focused on the brow point. On “Ek”, pull in the Navel Point. On “Kar”, release it. On “Sat Gur”, pull in the entire abdominal region, especially the diaphragm, lifting everything up toward the ribs and back toward the spine. On “Prasad”, release it. Continue to contract your abdomin and release as you chant the mantra. If the contracting is uncomfortable you can chant the mantra with a long deep breath. Chant the mantra with powerful intention and in a sacred space because it has the power to amplify your projection. This meditation deepens your intuition and heightens your sense of inner knowing.
Time: Begin with a 3-minute practice, gradually increasing to 22 minutes. The maximum length of the meditation is 62 minutes.
Eyes: The eyes are closed or 1/10th open.
IMPORTANT NOTES ON THE MANTRA: “This mantra is the only Kundalini mantra that comes with a warning. This is such a powerful and creative mantra that you must watch your thoughts and actions after you chant it. You will be in such a state of manifestation, that your thoughts will accelerate into being. Luckily, the energy within the mantra itself will help you switch your thoughts to the positive. It takes your own negative thought, stops it in its tracks and reverses it into positivity. A thought rides into your consciousness to be processed with Ek Ong Kar Sat Gur Prasad, and comes out pure with, Sat Gur Prasad Ek Ong Kar.” – Spirit Voyage
Ek Ong Kar Sat Gur Prasad, Sat Gur Prasad Ek Ong Kar
(Translation: There is one Creator of all Creation. All is a blessing of the One Creator. This realization comes through Guru’s Grace.)
Practice mantra for 40-days. Sing it with powerful intentions and enjoy the release of negative thoughts. Feel the blessings.
Photo by Katrina Sorrentino
Tens of thousands of people have read May Cause Miracles to date. This movement of miracle workers is experiencing and creating radical change. Many of my readers have posted questions about the book’s 40-day practice on my Facebook page. In this video I answer some frequently asked questions about May Cause Miracles. I hope it helps guide your journey.
Plus, I have an awesome resource to support your practice. Today I’m so excited to offer the May Cause Miracles 6-week digital course based on the book. This course helps you create beautiful, radical change by adding up small but important shifts every day and every week. Each week focuses on a different chapter from the book to help you achieve miraculous results in every area of your life. You can watch the course in HD video or listen with an audio download.
My favorite passage from A Course in Miracles is: “There is a way of living in the world that is not here, although it seems to be. You do not change appearance, though you smile more frequently. Your forehead is serene; your eyes are quiet.” So awesome right? This serene way of living is available to us all. In this video I share how you can release attachments, relinquish the need to control, and trust more so you can fear less.
I’m getting married in three weeks! This exciting time has taught me many spiritual lessons about relationships, and I’m inspired to share them with you. Whether you’re manifesting romance, struggling with a family member, or hoping to deepen your relationships, these tools will help. Watch this video for guidance on how to have fearless relationships. Want to take these principles further? Check out my Fearless Relationships digital course.
When I was at a difficult turning point in my life, I was guided to my divine teacher, Marianne Williamson (New York Times bestselling author of A Return to Love). It is because of Marianne that I became a student of the metaphysical text A Course in Miracles. Her lectures and books demystified the principles of the Course so that I could apply the life-changing lessons in my own life. I am endlessly grateful for Marianne’s impact on me—and the world.
In this interview Marianne shares about her experience with A Course in Miracles and offers up advice to people who are new to the text. Enjoy my conversation with Marianne Williamson.
GB: What was going on in your life when you found ACIM?
MW: I wasn’t the happiest person, that’s for sure. Kind of muddling through my 20’s at the time. When I first saw the book, the language was way too intense for me. But when it appeared in my life a year later, I was drawn to it like to some mysterious force. Which it is, of course!
GB: For the reader who is new to ACIM, please help them understand the difference between what is real and what is an illusion.
MW: You know how sometimes you have a fight with someone and then when it’s finally over, one of you says, “I love you” and the other one says, “I love you too” and maybe you hug and feel all emotional…? That’s what it means. It means we have to go through all the he-said, she-said, you-said, I-said, all the craziness and arguing and triggering each other just to get to the point at the very end where there’s only forgiveness and understanding and you say “I love you” and they say “I love you” too.
The love is what’s left at the end because it’s the bedrock, fundamental reality that gets hidden all the time, but never really goes away. What happened before that was just mutual projection and hurt and anger and blame, but in the end it wasn’t real. It felt real, but it was just energy…issues…illusion, really.
Love is who we are, and when we deviate from that love we’re deviating from our ultimate, essential, eternal reality. Only God’s Thoughts — or love — is actually real. So when we separate ourselves from that love, we’re actually not thinking at all: we’re hallucinating. And that’s what illusion is. Feels real, even more real than love does sometimes. But the love is who we really are.
GB: What’s your process of surrendering your fears to the Holy Spirit?
MW: Pretty simple. “Dear God, I feel this or that fear, this or that anxiety, this or that anger, this or that judgment, this or that neediness, this or that whatever. Please take it from me. Amen.”
GB: Is there a workbook exercise that you love the most?
MW: Into His presence would I enter now. Though Creation’s gentleness is all I see runs a close second.
GB: What is your favorite prayer from ACIM?
MW: Where would You have me go? What would You have me do? What would You have me say, and to whom?
GB: Right on. That’s my favorite too!
GB: How do you work miracles?
MW: By changing your mind, using it differently. Recognizing where you’re thinking thoughts of fear, and replace them with thoughts of love. Simple actually, though God knows not always easy. What’s hard is getting over our resistance to doing it.
GB: How can we best apply the principles of ACIM in our daily lives?
MW: By starting each morning doing the workbook. My mother taught me that if you make chile with too much cayenne pepper, all you have to do is put a raw potato in it and that will suck up all the excess hot pepper. That’s how I feel about my workbook lesson each day: it helps to suck up my excess neurotic thinking.
GB: Tell us about your forthcoming course on A Return to Love.
MW: My book A RETURN TO LOVE is like “The Cliff Notes” of A COURSE IN MIRACLES. It takes the basic ideas of the Course and breaks them down into “Principles” and “Practice.” Here’s the idea, then here’s the practical application. Here’s the idea, then here’s the practice.
It was mind-blowing for me reading the Course in the 1970’s. And it’s mind-blowing for me reading it today. When you really allow yourself to think about the ideas, and even try just a little bit to apply them in your lives, then nothing is ever really the same again. It really is a miracle. It really is.
I’ll be doing a video each week for six weeks that will present a spiritual curriculum on shifting our perceptions from fear to love. There will be six live question and answer sessions during which I’ll respond to questions posed by people taking the seminar. And we’ll have a private online community where students will be able to share their experiences with others taking the course – and I’ll play an active role here too. All videos and Q & A calls will remain available on our private course page enabling participants to review the material as often as they’d like. I think it will be fun for all of us. You can check out the details here.