Success is the product of big DREAMS, great TEAMS and high value ROUTINES

Success is the product of big DREAMS, great TEAMS and high value ROUTINES.

Dreams: Define WHERE you want to go with a list of reasons WHY its important. Be clear on how it will add value to the world and lights your fire.

Teams: Surround yourself with people that CARE about the dream, and are extremely COMPETENT at their roles . If you can’t always hire the best, be prepared to train extensively for competency. Retain key people through sense of purpose, fun, community and rewarding them on performance.

High Value Routines: Create processes (checklists) for your yourself and your teams that are the most rewarding in terms of: energy, positivity, productivity, accelerating progress towards your dreams and living life at your full potential.

Breaking Free and Being the Observer

Millions of years ago cells banded together into groups, these groups eventually formed colonies with special functions known as “organs”. These organs form part of bigger specialized systems (breathing, respiration, circulation, reproduction, emotions, hormones, thought). The sum total of the entire system is a energy known as “Ego”.

The Ego lives primarily for the survival of the system of which it is comprised. It is by its very nature ‘selfish’, it is these selfish tendencies that have ensured its own survival for many generations.

If the Ego acts in ways that appear to be benevolent, it does so for the greater benefit of itself. It is programmed by its very nature to only care about itself and it is ‘rewarded’ by the system in the form of pleasure.

Inside of the Ego, like water filling a cup – is the energy of a Soul. This energy is known as awareness. It is often confused by Ego energy until it WAKES UP and realizes that it can move outside the boundaries of Ego. When it does, it can become aware of additional information. For example it can become more aware of how others are feeling. The awareness can travel around inside its own body or outside into other bodies or beyond – and even ‘sense’ information from other dimensions.

Physical sensation is not the end of all sensing – awareness can feel whatever exists, even beyond physical sensation. This is something I experienced first hand and helps me have confidence that there is an amazing universe of many layers beyond this physical one, literally beyond imagination.

While we are still in a physical body though, built into this Ego is heart space that is capable of feeling outside the entire system. The heart seems to plug into higher level channels that the Ego itself doesn’t have access to. Heart energy is much more sensitive than Ego energy. Ego energy is coarse and easier to feel. And if it’s all you’ve ever known – its hard to imagine an energy beyond that. Heart energy is much more ‘refined’ and takes practice to feel. And can only really be felt in the absence of Ego energy or when heart energy intensifies through pain. This is why a major breakup or loss can help you gain access to the heart in ways that otherwise wouldn’t be possible.

The Awareness of your higher self can move wherever you intend it to go, as quickly as you intend it to. For example do this experiment:
- Move awareness to your left big toe
- Move it to your right ear
- Now move it to your heart

Now with the power of intention clench your fist, and unclench your fist. Notice the sensation, as your awareness is moving primarily through your fist. This experiment illustrates how awareness moves around in the physical body through intention.

Now close your eyes and move intention into your mind as you intend to focus on getting to 10 breaths without thinking of anything else. Notice as patterns of thought will crash into the mind, like waves crashing onto the shore. Causing you to forget your intention and get lost inside one of the patterns of thought. Awareness only breaks free when you remind yourself of your intention and stand once again as an observer of your thoughts, rather than a victim.

The observer is the most powerful position for your awareness. It is free from getting “stuck” in Ego or any of its patterns of thought. It can observe and gather information about it’s “self” that is not possible when its stuck inside, believing itself to be the Ego, or believing itself to be its thoughts.

I use the word ‘stuck’ because I envision the Ego as a very ‘sticky’ energy that continually pulls awareness back inside and hangs onto it. I believe the Ego does this for its own survival and control. As long as the Ego has possession of the Soul it can do whatever it wants. When the Soul has moved outside of the Ego, the Soul can act not only as the observer but as the master of the Ego – doing whatever it intends to do, using the Ego as a vehicle or instrument.

The important thing to be aware of is that the Ego is STICKY. And even though you might feel as though you have broken through the Ego layer and controlled it a hundred thousand times, the moment you are not vigilant – the Ego will pull you back in and take credit for all of your Spiritual victories. And now the expanded concept of Ego is even harder to pull away from, because now it assumes the identity of a “spiritually enlightened person” .. the ultimate form of camouflage for a righteous Ego that elevates itself above others.

The only way to really know the difference between a ‘spiritual Ego” and a more pure / higher awareness is through the feeling of energy. A spiritual Ego is certainly more enlightened and of lighter energy than one that has never come into contact with higher truth or intention. That’s what makes it harder to break free from.

The key is to humble yourself and DON’T BELIEVE that you have reached the highest state of being free from Ego.. this way you’ll remain vigilant and driven to higher levels. And you won’t allow yourself to get righteous or judgmental. It also helps to continually move yourself into the heart space and allow yourself to be heart driven. The heart has the power to drive the Ego from the higher levels even if your awareness itself isn’t fully enlightened. In other words, it’s your spiritual guidance system – even if you aren’t aware of how any of it operates.

These words are an attempt to help you UNDERSTAND how to detect and operate from higher energy. But ultimately you have to move yourself with intention — first to the ‘outpost’- to observe your Ego .. secondly to the heart center. As consistently as you can.

And remember the Ego is a sticky energy, as you progress through higher levels it wants you to believe you are enlightened so you stop trying to break free from it. It wants you to chase and crave experiences that make you feel more important, more intelligent, or elevated in any other way from others. This way it can manipulate you.
It wants you to be distracted, so that you aren’t so focused on anything that might be a threat to its control and power.

What plays out on the bigger world stage, is also playing out inside your own Ego.
The Ego wants to survive and be in power, at all costs. Only through WAKING UP inside the system and realizing that we can move outside of it, are we ever fully capable of being aware and in power of ourselves. And only when we operate from the heart center, on a consistent basis, can we be sure of making the best decisions that are truly for the greater good. And lastly, only when we humble ourselves to the realization that the Ego energy is sticky and always pulling us back into its orbit, we can never assume we know it all or that we are now free to feel righteous and judge others. Breaking free, even multiple times, doesn’t mean you are free from it.

By continually striving to exist outside our own Ego, we develop the strength and awareness necessary to stay outside of it for longer periods of time and see things more as they are and should be for the greater good, rather than as our Ego would distort them and will them to be for personal gain.

Health Does Not Have to Be That Complicated

Health does not have to be that complicated. It all starts with purifying your blood. This is the foundation. Healthy blood greatly increases chances of a healthy body.

Don’t listen to people that say things like
“John smoked and ate steak and bacon every day of his life and lived to be 93″
“Sally was a Vegan that ran every day and died of a heart attack at 25″
“When its your time its your time, until then live it up”

This is all BS. What you don’t hear is about the millions of people that died with clogged arteries from bad habits or the millions of people that lived a happy, high energy life because of good habits. What you hear about is the anomalies, to support bad behavior. Life is a game of increasing the chances of desirable outcomes through right behavior.

If your goal is to increase the chances of living a happy, healthy, high energy life – you can take direct control over your odds by doing the right things. Destiny is not written in stone. We are increasing or decreasing our odds of certain outcomes tomorrow based on our behaviors today. There is no escaping cause and effect. But there is a way to influence the results in your favor, especially as it applies to health and energy.

The top things you can do:

1: Drink plenty of water (ideally alkaline water)
2: Have green leafy salads or green smoothies whenever you can
3: Avoid or greatly reduce intake of toxins ( sugar, alcohol, cigarettes, pharmaceutical and other drugs)
4: The more alive your food is ( fruits / veggies) the better it is for vitality (not packaged and processed)
5: Exercise even a little bit (even if its just 5 min. Of jumping jacks or push ups) every day.

You may ‘get’ these things are important on a logical level and still carry out old patterns. Try this instead:
If you can’t or you’re not ready to give up old unhealthy habits, at least give up the excuses.

“Its not like I do this every day.”
“I only do this when.. I am stressed, when I drink, when I am on vacation.. fill in the blank”

Stop the excuses and rationalizing. This called cognitive dissonance .. Its our way of rationalizing our way out of the pain we feel when we are doing something we know we shouldn’t. Don’t give yourself an easy way out.

Start adding some new healthy habits into your day. See how you feel. Challenge yourself to start small and steadily increase your healthy actions. Soon you will have some new references around health. And when you see how good it feels, you will be motivated to do more and more. Here’s they key, over time these small actions become part of your new identity. Then its locked in.

Getting to Our Full Potential as a World

If the whole world were focused on living its full potential, darkness would have nowhere to hide, resources would be more fairly distributed and the worlds leaders would take the option of war or killing to resolve conflicts off the table.

I used to see changing the world as a large, immoveable rock that you must push up a steep hill. Now I see it as perched atop a hill just waiting for enough people to get behind it.

The majority of people want change, and they don’t start wars or hoard the world’s resources or power. Why? Because it is the majority that has the most to lose in any major conflict.

The decisions that guide our civilization are made by a small handful of leaders. As a child I was comforted by the notion that they are mature and wise and know what they are doing. Now I realize that WE must take responsibility for ourselves and the direction of our civilization. Its a different feeling when you wake up and take ownership for the future of this planet and not just live in passive reaction to ‘the way things are’.

Realize that 8 billion minds are smarter than the 50 or so that dictate the rules for civilization. And that we live in a carefully constructed illusion that serves less than the top 1% of civilization.

Once you accept this as real, you won’t just party in the back seat until the mad man (or men in this case) drives us over a cliff.

The key to control is your consent. When you say ‘what can I do I am only one person?’ the battle is already lost.

What can you really do?
- First take responsibility for your self. Don’t let anyone define what reality is for you. You must define it for yourself, just be sure to maintain an open mind and gather plenty of quality info while doing so.
- Start marching towards a vision of what a level 10 looks like for you and don’t settle. As you start realizing more of your full potential, you add to the potential of this planet for massive positive change.
- Keep in mind that as immoveable as the rock might look today, that all those established institutions and systems that rule the world, were constructed by people just like you and I. And as long as we are willing to see things clearly, take more responsibility and adapt more confidently, massive positive change can happen in a relatively short period of time.
- Tomorrows leaders are now young and not as set in their ways. As the world awakens everywhere, our planet’s chances for a better future improves too.
- Do your part to brighten your small corner of the world and live the best life you can.. You never know who you might influence or what the rippling consequences of your seemingly small daily actions might have!

How Can I Maintain Higher Awareness And Not Slide Back Into My Old Personality?

Question: “How can I maintain higher awareness? I find myself having moments of clarity and then I feel like I regress into my old personality, routines and thoughts that don’t serve me.”

This is an important thing to realize.. Even after you have unique spiritual experiences or deep insights that totally shift your perspective and for a moment make you feel connected to everything.. the Ego (the identity known as YOUR NAME) is a sneaky thing, it will constantly come back to claim credit for everything, and add it to its identity, to elevate itself above others. Its so sneaky in fact that many many times even over the course of a SINGLE conversation, it does this.

Its very helpful to connect with awakened Souls that understand this and call you out on it. Sometimes it happens so quickly and on such a subtle level.. We can’t see it for ourselves.. Because the moment the Ego has expanded its concept of itself, we ( our awareness) has gone back inside our Ego again.

Know that as long as you have an Ego, it is trying to expand its concept of itself and avoid getting smaller. And very often, especially in the beginning of your life, you get trapped inside this expanding and contracting bubble of Ego energy. Which can be a confusing and chaotic mix of drives and emotions to say the least.

The key is learning to notice when the Ego has tried to take over the controls again and take credit for everything that happened while it was less dominate. The Ego will attempt to add any self-enhancing qualities to its identity, including any good deeds or spiritual experiences you may had when coming from a pure intention. Its important to notice these temporary relapses and take back control quickly, so you can operate outside of the chaotic Ego energy and live from a more pure, more centered state of awareness.

Higher awareness lies outside of everything that the Ego dominates.

Key points:
- Just because you experience higher awareness or realize some higher truth, doesn’t mean you are free from Ego
- If your intention is to have higher awareness there will be moments when you observe your Ego behaviors as an observer and other moments when you snap right back inside the old familiar Ego and its patterns.
- Be vigilant about the Ego’s tendencies to want to expand or avoid contraction. This is the basis of the drive towards pleasure and avoidance of pain. Many of the brain’s thoughts and worries, and the body’s emotions are based on this expanding / contracting Ego dynamic.
- the best way to maintain an Ego-free point if awareness is to continually seek to observe the identity known as YOUR NAME in 3rd person. Instead of owning its behaviors or emotions with ‘I am..’ you can more accurately state that ‘YOUR NAME is..’

For example instead of ‘I am angry’ .. In my case I would observe that, ‘James is angry’ .. This clever use of words disassociates me from the emotions that James might experience, making it possible for me to control James from a higher perspective.

- Observe your Ego like a parent observing a child. Have love and compassion for it, don’t harshly judge it. Call it out when it has clearly taken over and perhaps most importantly..
- Develop Ego awareness with your friends or family so that you can call out each others Ego without resistance, resentment or judgement. It can be both fun and enlightening when it is lovingly pointed out that your Ego has taken over your awareness. Frankly at first your Ego’s defense mechanisms may fire up, making you angry or resistant, the fun part is when you can laugh and move beyond the Ego’s often unnecessary defenses.

Lastly, the reason why we can forgive the Ego is because it is the way it is through millions of years of DNA survival and programming. It developed the necessary capacities for survival in not only challenging physical environments, but also over the last few thousand years within increasingly complex social environments as well.

As a Soul with awareness though, we have the power to observe the Ego and master it. And we can learn to understand and love it at the same time.

This ability to understand and love our own Ego also applies to the billions of other Egos on this planet and beyond. Remember that within every Ego, even the roughest and toughest of them all, is a Soul whose awareness has perhaps never broken free from the bubble. That alone is reason enough to have compassion for everyone we encounter.