I woke today up with a sense of moya-moya, as it’s called in Japanese. This is a feeling like "There’s something wrong... but I can’t quite pin it down... what it is exactly."
It was 4 am when I woke up, and I had this sense of “I’m not getting enough done, and maybe I’m too late. By the time I do finish, it won’t be in time or something bad is going to happen, because, I’m not as productive as I used to be.”
That's this feeling, this moya-moya that I was feeling today, but it comes in many different senses. It’s really interesting because today this sense comes from a positive change that’s happened in me, in the world, and in the way I view my personal life and my work life.
Before I was able to really put aside everybody else’s feelings and everything that was sort of real in my personal life, and just focus maniacally on my work. I was able to just get on the computer and bang out my work hour after hour,...
A friend sent me an article about how some people have an inner dialogue (an actual conversation or a monologue going on in their head). And some people don't.
In other words, some people think in spoken sentences in their head. Others don't think that way at all.
In the article, people with an inner dialogue were shocked to find that some people didn’t think like them.
"What?? If people don’t have a sentence structure running in their head all the time, then how do they think?"
On the other side, people without an inner dialogue said...
"Wow, that must be exhausting to have a conversation always going in your head."
I found this really interesting because I can relate. I have internal conversations going on all the time, and my wife Hisami doesn’t. So I'm in this situation every day - surrounded by two different ways of thinking.
Reading the article, I was reminded of all the students in the final chapter of my Duality training, where we are practicing...
Today I notice something surprising about my relationship between happiness and stress. Normally, I would think that stress means that I am not happy in some way. However, what I realized today is the reason I have stress in my life is that I am pursuing things that make me happy.
I am growing inside.
I am growing in my relationships.
I am growing in my business.
I am growing in my friendships.
And I am leaning into the things that bring me joy and happiness.
And because I am leaning into these things and also leaning out of my comfort zone at times, my stress is created from my pursuit of happiness.
And that's ok. It’s actually a good thing.
Over time I would like to notice the parts that are stressful, and wean myself off of those by getting some support from people, or just learn how to do something myself that I didn’t know how to do before.
And hence over time, this stress will go down and I will be left with these beautiful and joyful things that I am creating :-)
Two friends this week reminded me of the power of shining light!
Recently, I've fallen into the trap of focusing on the negative. Seeing all the pain and confusion in the world, it's natural for me to want to help. And with the crises facing the world, it's easy to feel a bit helpless or worried for our collective future.
When I get this way, it feels like I'm walking in the shadows. It's easy to overlook the bright events and people in my daily life. If it continues, my own light dims, and I find my dim mood spreading to those around me. Which, of course, only feeds the cycle. This negative feedback loop is all too easy be part of.
Fortunately, it's also simple (if not easy) to change!
I was reconnecting with my life-long friend Bill, and he was inspiring me with his story of change. He said he's always felt that his purpose was to lessen the suffering of others, but he recently amended that to include spreading happiness as well.
I was reminded of advice I...
In the video above, Jeffrey Allen shares a simple exercise to move away from our current mind-driven, stressful experience of life, into a more relaxed, spirit-driven life.
I hope you're faring well in these disruptive 2020 times!
Although the world's external events can be disturbing to watch, this time is also an amazing opportunity for your transformation. The internal changes you make now will set the stage for your entire life moving forward.
I've made a short video to inspire you to pivot in your moments of despair, to look up from your interruptions and consider how you'd like your life to be.
It's healthy to grieve your losses, but please remember to catch your new opportunities too. This is a powerful time of change. Use it wisely!
I am sharing with you one of my favorite exercises - The Movie of Your Life.
In this guided visualization you will:
I invite you relax for the next 7 minutes as I guide you through the movie of your life.
To continue your journey into energy work, I invite you to view my free 1-hour masterclass below.
Renowned energy healer, Jeffrey Allen, explains how you can prepare yourself "energetically" before conversations to make sure they go smoothly.
Once you’ve spoken out loud, it’s too late to make changes. Impressions are formed and the conversation is moving in a particular direction - whether it’s the direction you intended or not.
Wouldn’t it be great to test the waters BEFORE you talk - to find out how someone may respond, to rehearse your delivery, and to make the actual conversation more graceful?
In the video above, I’ll share with you my favorite exercise for communicating energetically before important conversations - so you can get through them more easily & effectively.
In this video, energy healer and spiritual teacher, Jeffrey Allen, explains how consciously managing energy can help you overcome major blocks and achieve your dreams.
What's the most powerful tool you have for guiding your life and making decisions?
You might think it's your mind, but it's actually your intuition.
While your mind is amazing at planning how to get to from A to B, your intuition is how you understand where you are now and find where you want to go. Your intuition gives you an A and a B, so your mind has a clear direction.
Today, I'm sharing a fun relaxing journey with you to help strengthen your ability to make choices with your intuition. You can use it as often as you want to connect with your guidance and receive new information.