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No Preparation Required

Suppose your glasses are sitting on your nose, but you have the idea, “I’ve lost my glasses.” You look under the sofa-not there.  You look under the cushions-not there.  You look under your bed, you look on top of the medicine cabinets, you look in your car, you look in the garden; you conduct a […]

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How to Find the Right Coach

It is hard to believe that modern day life coaching is a profession that is less than 25 years old. Go back to the late 80’s and if anyone said “I’m a coach” the immediate answer would be, “Oh really, what sport?” Today there are life coaches, relationship coaches, executive coaches, divorce coaches, wellness coaches, […]

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Why Do We Avoid our Greatness?

I’ve written eight books so far, and I just came out with the latest one, Better Than Sex. The books that I’ve written previously were a little more erudite, many had footnotes, a long bibliography, and careful references. About a year ago I realized “Hey, I’m in my 50’s, sooner or later I’ve just got […]

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Another F**king Growth Opportunity!!

I’m just back from four weeks of traveling in Austria and Germany. It was an extremely rewarding and intense tour through many German cities, culminating in the residential Awakening Coaching Training. Traveling around the world over the last many years has been a great privilege. It has given me an insight into what’s going on […]

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The Real Conspiracy

Every now and then people send me email, or stop me urgently in the grocery store, to share the dire news of how we are all being manipulated by dark forces lurking in the shadows. I get regular updates about chem-trails, aliens in charge of government, and attempts by multi-national pharmaceuticals to robs us of […]

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How to become Instantly more Kissable

I woke up a few days ago, and found a interesting little piece in Elephant  Journal called “Take off Your {Fake} Face.” Waylon Lewis suggests “go au naturel (on your face, at least), or wear a bit less—and maybe you’ll be even more kissable!” He includes there a link to 52 pictures, on the NY […]

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How to Enjoy a Good Fight

A few years ago, when my children were still young, we had two of everything in my house, just like Noah. My eldest son had two white mice in his room, who lived in a cage. My younger son has two adorable rats: perhaps the most caring and innocent sentient beings I have had the […]

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Masculine and Feminine Energies

When a man is run by masculine energy without any conscious presence brought to it, without any element of awakening, he is going to be run by the more unconscious aspects of the masculine. These are the qualities that are generally least attractive to the feminine. Some examples would be destructive competitiveness, being over-analytical and […]

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It starts with You

‘Tis the season to be jolly. ‘Tis also the season to do massive amount of business, if you are Best Buy, Amazon, or Macy’s.  And, if you happen to be a slightly plump turkey, ’tis the season to keep a very low profile indeed, and hope to go unnoticed. Some of us may spend time […]

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Blind Man’s Baseball

Without a moment’s warning, he threw the ball forcefully toward me. For a man in his late 70s, he had the pitching power of a 20 year old. I missed completely. The ball sailed off behind my head. I went scurrying after it. After a search of a minute or two, I brought it dutifully […]

Snow, Cats and Evolution

Hello dear Friends! It is too cold to type much today, so here is a video I have made for you.  It will take just about 5 minutes of your time, and in it I tell you about the most amazing 3 days of this year, that I spent with Barbara Marx Hubbard. During January […]

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Psychological and Factual Memory

The difference between images projected onto a wall and those projected onto an open window is the difference between psychological and factual memory. The key to switching between the two lies in our willingness to experience memory in the physical body and hence to allow its liberation. Factual memory means what actually happened, as might […]

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The First Session

In your first session with an Awakening Coach, you explore the questionnaire that you completed. You are going to focus together on four really important questions: • What is your deepest longing? What are your aspirations, hopes, and dreams? These are big-picture questions, and do not need to be practical at all. Your coach wants […]

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Mess with your Sleep

Discover the innate assumptions you have about your sleeping patterns, then change them for a short period. Are you “not a morning person”? Do you “need a good eight hours”? Do you “turn into a pumpkin after nine in the evening”? Do you know for sure that these things are true? Perhaps with the help […]

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Changing

For almost all of us, we have tried to improve the quality of our lives by changing external things. We have tried to find the right partner; we have tried to find the perfect house with the perfect neighbors in the perfect community. We have tried to eat the right foods to have perfect health. […]

Break Boundaries

Dana Lynne Andersen suggests that her students paint on newspaper to get away from the idea of a blank canvas. Sometimes she gives people just eight colors, and two minutes to cover the paper. Not much time to think: “As an art teacher, I’m a midwife, a facilitator. You can gauge the process and tell, […]

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Melting Resistance

The process of melting resistance is really the process of relaxing the grip of our accumulated systems of belief, which we often lump together and call “the mind.” We resist things as they are when they conflict with the way we think things should or should not be. The best place to start is to […]

The Restaurant

“Pull over here,” said Joey. I was surprised at his choice. The Terrace is a fashionable up-market restaurant, about 40 minutes out of town, just off the road. It has magnificent views of the surrounding canyon, thickly covered with trees. The walls on all sides are glass, floor to ceiling, with no interior walls, so […]