Episode 31: A Spiritual Look At Business

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).

 

Episode 27: Success & Wealth

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 🙂

 

Episode 24: Grief

This episode is for those of you who are dealing with the loss of a loved one (or those of you who are helping someone who is grieving).

I share some of my experiences with grieving and what helped me. I then go through and discuss the 15 “lamps on the path” from the booklet Healing Grief by Amy Hillyard Jensen.

After recording this, a seminar popped up in my J-R playlist (coincidentally? I think not) where he was talking about grieving his mother. It is from the seminar ProsperityHow Big Are You Thinking? by John-Roger, available at msia.org

I’m posting the clip below…so here’s J-R on Grief

Episode 21: Discouraged to Courage

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
Questions:
  1. How can I be more of service in my life?
  2. 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)?
  3. What’s the next step I can take to do that?
  4. Do it

Factor of Discouragement #6

CRITICISM
  • “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
Questions:
  1. What is the criticism (from others or myself) that has until now caused me to go into feelings of discouragement?
  2. Is there any truth behind the criticism?
  3. If I could use that information to my advantage, what would that look like?
  4. What is a positive step I can take in that direction right now?

Episode 16: On Listening

Late night in Homer Alaska recording Transcend with Nat episode

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

Episode 12: The Flow, Relationship Tips & the Basic Self

Here’s the latest episode. This week it’s just me. I start by talking story about living/working with John-Roger which was sparked by an experience I had recently…a small miracle that happens when in the flow. Then I discuss a couple tools that have been working for me in my relationship (you’ll have to listen to find out more). Last, but definitely not least, I discuss starting to work with your basic self. Enjoy!
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Nat

Bedtime Forgiveness Process

Forgiveness is a powerful and profound process. My teacher, John-Roger, called it the key to the kingdom. What often gets in the way of my living the life I want, living more fully, living a life of greater loving, is my hurts and judgements. In the process of opening my heart, forgiveness has been and continues to be one of the key practices to letting go and healing my hurts and disturbances.
Recently, I have added into my nightly bedtime routine a forgiveness process. I have done this in years past, and once again find that I am in need of this process to complete my day.
It’s very simple, and I’ll break down the steps below. It is important to realize that we are forgiving ourselves for our judgements (those areas we have the hurt, the pain, the negative energy or negative ‘charge’). This is an inner process and one that is chiefly concerned with letting go of the negativity you are holding onto inside of you.
Here is a great excerpt from J-R’s book Forgiveness: The Key To The Kingdom, which is a great description of the process of forgiveness:
“Open your heart to Spirit and to all the hurt that you’ve experienced, and just say inside yourself, “I forgive myself for the mismanagements, misjudgments, misinformations, or whatever else has been happening that has made me feel hurtful, resentful, contracted, pulled away. I’m going to keep extending the loving again. And I’m going to keep expanding that, until one day it stays extended all by itself.” At that point, you’re really going to be
happy that you loved through the hurts and the discouragements and the despair and th crises, because you’ll find out that it’s really worth it.”
Here are the steps for my Bedtime Forgiveness Process
  1. Open your heart to Spirit asking only that which is for your highest good take place (sometimes thinking of your pet or child, a beautiful sunset, a spiritual teacher, Jesus, Buddha etc and touching your heart can help you move into that loving, open consciousness)
  2. Start saying forgiveness statements with whatever comes up as disturbances, hurts, incompletions, judgements and misunderstandings of the day (or from any other time). An example of how I do the forgiveness statement is “I forgive myself for judging_________” where you fill in the blank with how you’ve judged yourself, the other person or situation. You may find yourself sigh or take a deep breath as the imbalance releases.
  3. See your loving and the loving of the Spirit going to the person or situation you judged including yourself. If you notice you were holding the disturbance or judgement in a location in your body, you may place your hand there, seeing the loving going into that area where you were holding the disturbance.
  4. Repeat the process until complete

Getting Un-Stuck from that Relationship, Job or Situation Where You Feel Captive

How many of us have had times in our lives where we’ve felt stuck in a situation in our lives that is no longer bringing us happiness and joy? I know I could raise my hand, both hands (and more hands than I have). It could be a job, a relationship, living conditions or any situation where we feel a captive. I found answers, or rather the right questions, in a seminar by John-Roger (J-R) called Nuclear Radiation from Ground Zero (the seminar is available here).

When you finally get sick and tired of being tired and sick, you can get to a place that J-R called ground point zero, where you are willing to pay the necessary price to get out of the situation. In that place, there is a new-clear energy that radiates. There is simple freedom and simple clarity.

Even if you haven’t reached that point yet, there are some questions you can ask yourself to get clarity. It may not solve your problem, but can give you a view point that is outside of your dilemma. Its an opportunity to be honest with yourself, so you can realize what it is that is stopping you from getting out of the situation and what it would be like if you were free of it.

Sometimes, just getting a greater understanding of where you actually are can start the process of change that you are looking for.

So here are the questions to ask yourself:

1. If I didn’t have (job, experience, degree, trade, wife/husband, kids, parents etc), if I didn’t have any of the things I feel trapped by, what would I do?

2. What is it that bothers me that makes me stay where I am when I feel a captive?

3. What price am I willing to pay to get out of the situation I am in?

As you contemplate the answers to these questions, or possibly write them down, you can find a deeper understanding of yourself and the situation you are dealing with.

You can listen to the Podcast on the subject on iTunes here or Google Play Music here