In this episode, I start the new year by discussing the questions I asks myself to gain a greater perspective in my life and business.
Per a request, I also look at the effects on the consciousness of using substances popular today among many spiritual seekers and groups such as the “plant based medicine” ayahuasca, microdosing LSD, and marijuana.
In this episode, recorded while driving across Texas, I talk about the business lessons I learned, and continue to learn, from my time working with my spiritual teacher, John-Roger. I talk about my early days working for J-R, and I use an excerpt from John-Roger’s seminar titled Sharings with J-R from Living in Grace Retreat (available at msia.org).
In the first of these two episodes, released simultaneously, Nat discusses the things he does when he is feeling out of balance inside of himself. How he views these types of karmic situations and the tools he uses to get above the karma, and get clear inside.
One of those tools is doing the guided mediation by John-Roger (in Episode 29), the Luxor Meditation for Peace & Harmony. This meditation was recorded in the outdoor courtyard at ancient Luxor Temple in Egypt. It is designed to awaken and expand your awareness of the spiritual dimensions inside you. Join John-Roger and 150 peace pilgrims as they chant the Hu tone. Allow the sacred vibrations to resonate, creating balance, healing, and peace. The meditation is available for purchase at msia.org
In this episode, recorded in Paris France, I discuss the concepts of wealth, success, materiality & spirituality. I use my own experiences from my business, including being in Paris for fashion week, to ground the concepts in real life experiences. I share a personal exchange with John-Roger about wealth, as well as an excerpt from the seminar Depth of Fear or Height of Courage (available at msia.org).
And as promised….here is the Zoolander photo of me and J-R doing our best Blue Steel & Magnum pose in honor of my doing Paris fashion week 🙂
If you are dealing with discouragement, this episode is for you.
I will show you how I work to get over discouragement. I base the process on John-Roger’s 10 Factors of Discouragement from the seminar Discovering Courage in Discouragement. I combine J-R’s factors, my questions and the technique of the inner council I shared in Episode 19.
Below is the reference for the two factors, and the questions, that I talk about in the episode.
If you have any questions or areas you would like me to look at in an episode please let me know….you can reach me via my contact page.
Factor of Discouragement #1
WHAT ARE WE LIVING FOR? WHAT IS THE POINT?
The point is to grow (spiritually, mentally, financially etc)
We grow by being of service to others
Solution to Courage: Service
How can I be more of service in my life?
What can I do in my life to help someone else (this could be helping the needy or doing something for a friend or family)?
What’s the next step I can take to do that?
Factor of Discouragement #6
“I can’t seem to do anything right”
“No matter what I do, I can’t please you”
Underneath criticism is a knowing inside of us of perfection, and we want others to be perfect (and ourselves!)
Solution to Courage: Look for the lesson in the criticism, using the criticism to your advantage
What is the criticism (from others or myself) that has until now caused me to go into feelings of discouragement?
Is there any truth behind the criticism?
If I could use that information to my advantage, what would that look like?
What is a positive step I can take in that direction right now?
In this episode (recorded in Homer, Alaska), I discuss an experience of heartfelt listening and then I use excerpts from a few John-Roger seminars describing creating a safe place for listening to others. I also talk about doing cold showers in Alaska vs Los Angeles. The seminars “Six Factors to Clear Communication,” “Communication in a Safe Place,” and “What is the Agenda of Listening?” by John-Roger are available at msia.org
In this episode, I interview my friend Nick Segal about his challenges and successes on his journey to creating a very successful business, and how those experiences shaped the philosophy of his forthcoming book: “On Your Terms: Discovering a More Joyful & Purpose-Filled Life Through Value Conscious Negotiating”