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 15: Enthusiasm

In this episode, I talk story about how I started in my current business…jewelry…and my journey to finding enthusiasm in my work. I then share a compilation that I made of excerpts from John-Roger’s seminar Enthusiasm: God’s Energy (avail. at msia.org)

Here’s a few pictures from the event I talk about in the show I said I would post.

God Bless!

Sat Hari making a necklace
Nat showing his diamonds
The table I talk about in the episode

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