I recently had the pleasure to interview someone with absolutely wonderful stories. In this interview with Emmy Award winning actress and all around amazing woman, Leigh Taylor-Young, she tells stories about Steven Spielberg, Ted Turner, John-Roger, John Morton (her husband), Jim Henson, Muktananda and ideas of risk taking, creativity, and confronting the challenges of the world with an uplifting attitude.
In my second interview with author, business founder and coach, Nick Segal, we discuss ideas of creativity in business, receiving feedback, having clear intention, and the beauty in the pause.
In the first episode of 2020, I had the pleasure to interview my friend and productivity guru, David Allen, at his home in Amsterdam. David is one of the premier authorities in the field, and his book, Getting Things Done, is an international bestseller and has been translated into 28 languages. I delve into the philosophical and spiritual underpinnings of David’s method, which is used by some of the most successful individuals and businesses in the world.
In this episode, I talk about the keys to making what you create in your life fulfilling and of the greatest value to you, so that you are using the tools I’ve been presenting for manifestation correctly and in line with your higher purpose. I also share an excerpt from John-Roger’s seminar What Are We Doing to Ourselves (avail. at msia.org).
In part 2 of this 2 part podcast, I really dig into this subject with the help of excerpts J-R’s seminar “Is There An Unlimited Supply?” (avail. at msia.org), and end up with a lot of valuable keys to manifesting and creating greater wealth, abundance and riches.
Transcript is forthcoming….
In part 1 of this 2 part podcast, I take a deeper look into the spiritual aspects of manifesting wealth and riches. I share excerpts from John-Roger’s seminar titled “Is There An Unlimited Supply?” (avail. at msia.org), and discuss each one, pointing out important keys to using this formless substance to create greater abundance, weaving in stories from my time with J-R.
Nat Sharratt: Hi and welcome to transcend with Nat. I’m Nat, I’m your host. So recently I’ve been talking to a fair amount of people in a lot of the subject that comes up is money is finances and a variety of areas related to personal finances, investments, things of that nature. Using the money magnet, which we’ve talked about on this show before, tithing, seeding and all sorts of other issues, other concerns, other ways of looking at things. So I came across this J-R seminar, John-Roger, for those of you who are new, that’s my spiritual teacher who I worked with for many years and he did a seminar called Is There an Unlimited Supply? And like I do when I’m deejaying one of his seminars, I’ll take excerpts from it and I will play them and then discuss them a little bit with you. And this seminar is super packed with so much information in this area of how it works, how this creative energy works that we can work with in our lives to manifest greater riches and abundance and wealth and just how it works spiritually, how, how it works physically and how we can apply these things. And so I’m just going to start out and, and start the first excerpt. It, there’s so much information in this that, it’s probably going to end up being a two part podcast. So this will be part one. And here’s J-R .
John-Roger: There seems to be floating around about us, something in the air that keeps us as a human being alive. Continue reading “Episode 43 Manifesting Wealth & Riches”
In this episode, I discuss a higher look at Manifestation and also share an excerpt from John-Roger that was an inspiration for me in designing a short workshop type presentation I’ll be doing this weekend (from J-R’s seminar Cutting Materialistic Attachments & Opening Your Spirit available at MSIA.org). At the end, I share another excerpt from the same seminar on caring for loved ones and friends at the end of their lives.
I am excited to have been invited do a presentation/guided meditation at a Deep Healing Retreat this weekend! I’m going to be doing my part Saturday afternoon 5/25 in Topanga. You can sign up here or contact me if you need more info.
In this episode, I use excerpts from John-Roger’s seminar Accomplishment vs Success (available at msia.org). I talk about the excerpts and my own stories with John-Roger. Like how the seminar titles were chosen, and also how J-R personally taught me to overcome negative emotions such as depression by using one of the tools from the seminar.
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 🙂
I spent a lot of my time trying to manage time. I read books about managing time. I had private sessions on managing time.
The only problem: I still didn’t feel like I had enough time
If the framework you are functioning in doesn’t work for you, that is, it doesn’t allow you to succeed, then change the framework! So I’ve thrown out working in the managing time framework. What I replaced it with works much better.
Managing time is like managing waves in the ocean. The waves just keep coming no matter how much you try to manage them, and time keeps going. When I was younger, I used to get overwhelmed a lot. I would feel the pressures of deadlines, and getting everything done that needed to be done. When I would discuss it with my spiritual teacher and boss, John-Roger (J-R), he would tell me, “Just do what’s in front of you to do.” It was simple, yet true. I would do that, but because I was still relating to the idea of time, eventually I would get overwhelmed again. As I got older, still trying to manage time, I found that the thing I seemed to lack most was time. The time to do all that I wanted to do.
Recently, I had a realization that rather than manage time, I will manage my energy. As my friend and teacher, J-R, got into the latter years of his life, I noticed that he was much more ruthless with what he got involved in and where he put his energy. His body no longer had the luxury of youth, and so out of necessity he cut away involvement in engagements, decisions and even conversations that weren’t the most important use of his energy. In a way, what I have done is to apply the lesson in my observation.
Concentration is the secret of strength in politics, in war, in trade, in short in all management of human affairs. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Now, instead of thinking in the concept of time, I think in the concept of energy. Where does my energy go? It goes where I focus. So, now I choose what I will focus on. In terms of how that works in my everyday life, each day I look at all that I can do, all that’s on my to do list, and decide what on my list (or something not on my list) is the most important place for me to put my focus and thus my energy. In terms of my business, that would be to look at what is the most important thing for me to put my energy into in alignment with the goals of my business. When I decide what that is, I focus on those things until completion.
Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus. – Alexander Graham Bell
Since I am managing my energy rather than time, I find that small distractions can take more energy than they are worth, and so I keep my focus on what I’m doing. I batch the little administrative items to a time in my schedule, and put my energy into them and focus on them until completion when that is important.
Obviously, I still schedule things, and have a to do list. But my schedule is no longer about managing time, but selecting a time for meetings and a time for important things for me to put my energy into. My energy management is the focus, and scheduling my time is a tool.
What’s amazing now, is that, as long as I don’t move back into the “managing time” framework, I seem to have plenty of time to do everything that is important. Time now takes care of itself. It seems to manage itself just fine, just like the ocean manages the waves. Time manages itself far better than I ever could.
I also find that I am living in the present much more. I can only use my energy to do things in the moment. The only place we can actually do, the only time in which we can take action is in the present moment. In this moment I can choose what to focus on, and there my energy will go. I can think and feel about the past and future, but I can only think, feel and do in the present.
Here is the prime condition of success. Concentrate your energy, thought and capital exclusively upon the business in which you are engaged. – Andrew Carnegie
So, if like me, you haven’t been able to manage time or always feel like you don’t have enough of it, try instead to manage your energy by choosing where you place your focus.