We have been weathering a definite paradigm shift on our planet for quite some time now and these new energies have really amped up as of late, causing a variety of transformations. One of the main transformations occurring is the noticeable increase in our intuitive abilities. I personally have been picking up on the urgings of my soul more and more and I must say, it’s really quite fun to notice this heightening ability and feel like you’re working in total synchronistic conjunction with the Universe and it was through my intuitive perception that I ended up being drawn to the GaiamTV interview, Dan Millman on The Way of the Peaceful Warrior.
I found that Dan and I share many life path and spiritual belief similarities and his interview is a helpful reminder that we all share a common quest- figuring out what truly constitutes “success” in this life and perhaps feeling the deep soul nudge that there’s “something more” for us to experience beyond the limited constructs that we’ve previously known. It’s not about success on the surface, but rather the kind of success that runs deep, that’s real, purposeful and filled with love. How do we connect more? How can we really tap in? Truly feel fulfilled? Here are some of Dan’s practical, relatable life tips to help guide us healthily to that place.
Tai Chi Your Way Through Life
There are many more fascinating and helpful nuggets of information in Dan Millman on The Way of the Peaceful Warrior, which makes it the perfect interview to watch as we continue to integrate these new energies and work our way through this great shift. No matter how spiritually-attuned we may be, it’s always refreshing to get another person’s take on how we can live our best, most fulfilling life and Dan perhaps sums it up best with this- “Head in the clouds, feet on the ground. Peaceful heart, warrior spirit.”
And so it is.
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At a time on our planet when consciousness is expanding at such a rate that it’s most likely causing intense growing pains, when energetic shifts are pouring in and old stories, karmas and limited ways of thinking no longer fit the constructs of what we’re in the midst of transforming into, it’s more vital than ever to find our center, to remember who we truly are, and get back to our core values of what really matters in this life. Thankfully GaiamTV sits down with a man perfectly suited to aid us in our recalibration into the New, the man who has sold over 7 million copies of his book series “Conversations with God,” Neale Donald Walsch.
There are a plethora of life-enhancing messages that get passed along to us in “Neale Donald Walsch: Master Class with Interview,” but before we get to those sparkling gems I first want to point out something that’s important to note- while Neale may be a New York Time’s Best-Selling Author, he is just like all of us. I love that the man who knows and teaches the Oneness of all of life is so strongly representative of that Oneness himself. Neale is a man who has endured being homeless for a year, debilitating illnesses and personal struggles, but it was through those experiences that he connected deeper and deeper with God and all Divine and allowed him to return to the wholeness and truth of himself and full acceptance of what always is. Here are some of my favorite life and love reminders from Neale (and God:)
Returning To Your Original Glory
Four Questions To Liberation?! I Shall Graciously Accept This Work!
Lastly, and certainly not least, as it is my favorite part of the interview, Neale graciously bestows upon us four questions that when asked and answered regularly, lead to complete liberation and transforming your whole life into being a conversation with God! It doesn’t get much more powerful than that! So, without further ado, the four questions are…
Neale explains the more often you ask and answer these questions, the more powerful they’ll become. There are no right or wrong answers, it’s simply about answering them authentically to you, answering with what genuinely comes up in your mind. Your answers may stay the same or they may shift and alter regularly but the point is the practice and the clarity, direction and guidance you gain from God (your higher self, your higher spirit, the Universe, the Divine...) by working your way through them.
The further insight you receive from watching this GaiamTV interview in full is monumental, moving and touching. Please allow it to be a reminder that we are all Neale Donald Walsch, that we all have the capability of living a God-centered and Spiritually-connected life that will continually guide us to the love, good, and divinity that we are and the love, good, and divinity that surrounds us all, all of the time. It is my hope that all of our experiences expand our ability to love unconditionally and deepen our relationship with God and our true selves so that we can live the truly spectacular, meaningful and miracle-filled life that is all of our birthrights; I can certainly attest to it working that way for me.
In Love, Light & Fun,
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I was so blessed to be able to talk about some of my absolute, most favorite things in life! And, they're all things that will open your heart, revitalize your spirit and get you ready to soar as your most amazing, divine, authentic self!
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Love & Light To You!
And Remember, You ARE Worthy Of Living The Life Of Your Dreams!
Into The Oneness
There have been some huge, intense shifts in many peoples lives lately, all bringing us to this stage where we embrace the oneness of all that is. We are each other's greatest teachers and mirrors and we truly are all one. Please see this oneness in the face of the stranger you pass on the street, please feel this oneness in the hearts of all, should you ever feel isolated or alone.
Oneness, compassion and unconditional love can be felt and nurtured from other realms too... allow nature to speak to you, comfort you and guide you. Allow the stars in the night sky to remind you of the limitless, divine power that we all hold within.
We indeed have been shown what we need to tend to, in order to rise up! And live in the new! What is key right now is taking responsibility to release the old, release all the unnecessary suffering and allow your heart, mind, spirit and soul to remember the support and love that you can tap into from within yourself at all times! From the breeze outside! From the birds chirping away! From the planets in our galaxy! We are all connected, we are all one; let the beautiful, nourishing, loving energy be your guide as you take each step, each day soaking in the present moment, your true divine power and seeing yourself in all others.
Take a deep breath, all is well.
Hold your love and hold your light.
Hold the course your heart has guided you to.
Tap into, cherish, and honor your true essence of being.
Surrender all fears, heaviness and concerns to your higher Spirit.
Let us embrace the journey as we continue to grow and positively transform.
I absolutely love and adore magical, synchronistic moments in life as they are a reminder that a higher power and universal source are always with us, trying to guide and help us in whatever way they can; that's exactly what happened to me just the other day. My mom and sister had come to NYC for a visit and we were taking a stroll through the Manhattan Villages- West, Greenwich and East, when my Mom was "pulled" into a really earthy and amazing jewelry store and during that fun time browsing, shopping and mingling with the saleswoman, my sister asked if their bright fuchsia crystal on display happened to be for sale. It wasn't, but the woman explained that right around the corner was an amazing crystal/rock store that we just had to go in to, so we did.
While this magical crystal store is exactly "my kind of place," I honestly had no intentions of making a purchase and was perfectly happy just browsing along with my sister on her fuchsia rock quest. About five minutes into the shopping experience and without even realizing it was happening, I was pulled to a wicker basket filled with crystals I had never seen before and was completely unfamiliar with. I found myself picking each one up, examining them, holding them up to different light angles and asking this saleswoman random questions like "where did this one come from?" My mom and sister came over to see what had grabbed my attention and before I knew what was even happening, one of these Labradorite crystals was being purchased and the woman then asked me "would you like to know more about this particular stone?" I of course said yes and when she handed me the book on the "Labradorite" page, my jaw dropped and when only halfway through the description I felt a wild surge of energy come up through my feet and run all the way through me. I put the book down and exclaimed without even thinking "I just had an out of body experience." The saleswoman said she sees that happen quite frequently when people get drawn to the crystal/healing properties that are just right for them at the time. It was just the coolest, most unexpected moment to have, as I had zero expectations of going home with a new pet rock yet I know I was 100% guided to that store and pulled to that crystal with a clear purpose.
Here are some of the AWEsome properties of Labradorite:
Thank you Universe and thank you Labradorite!! :)
Life takes courage and sometimes it's easy to muster up and other times it's deep work and a very deep process but in order to live our most authentic/"I'm standing in my full power" lives, being courageous is a must! In this Alyson Charles TV exclusive, Spirit Vine Tea Time, ALY sits down with director and editor, Dan Katz, who has gone on seven ayahuasca journeys in order to discover greater courage, depth, freedom and healing in his life. Drinking ayahuasca tea is a 3,000 year old ritual originating out of the Amazon and this episode reveals ways to unveil your true inner power, what ayahuasca journeys are like and what huge life-changing breakthroughs it has provided for Dan! It's must-see.
"It Takes Courage To Grow Up And Become Who You Really Are."
A Mind-Altering Documentary!
It all starts with a simple discussion. The next thing you know, you're off to the Amazon rainforest in South America, drinking a tea made from a psychoactive plant and taking part in an ancient ceremony intended to heal and open the realms of consciousness. That's what happened to filmmaker Michael Wiese as he was searching for a cure after being confronted with a serious disease. Michael knew the universe was co-conspiring to aid in his mission and he, his translator and wife were off, embarking on a mysterious and deeply personal adventure.
The Shaman and Ayahuasca on GaiamTV.com follows these three on a thought-provoking journey, providing unique personal perspectives, majestic and stunning visuals of Peruvian surroundings, and wisdom from a famed shaman. It also piques the viewer's curiosity: What does this psychoactive elixir taste like? How does it feel to be whisked away to other realms and connected to the cosmos? How does it feel to return to reality? Here are a few of the most shining moments from this fascinating documentary:
The Shaman knows
Don Jose Campos, the internationally-known Shaman, graciously and sincerely walks Michael and company through his homeland, and shows just what goes into having a proper ceremony, including the blessing of the tea. Viewers can sense his passion and commitment to this sacred, ancient ritual. It's also important to note that ayahuasca should never be casually ingested and should only be taken under the care, guidance and supervision of a skilled Shaman who concocts, blesses and administers it; the brew is extremely powerful and mind-altering.
Ayahuasca in art
Speaking of mind-altering, legendary painter Pablo Amaringo is also featured. It's worth watching this documentary if only to catch a glimpse of this man's awe-inspiring works that express on canvas some of the many visions and worlds he entered while drinking ayahuasca everyday for 10 years.
Courage and confidence
Shaman Don shared the most important lesson that his teacher, Don Solon, passed on to him - the true definition of confidence: "A deep sense of trust in oneself, faith in the process of being present and being courageous and optimistic." Not only is it a lovely definition of the word, but it's the overall message of the documentary; confidence is applied and interwoven so deeply and on so many levels. One needs confidence to be open to learning about this spiritual sojourn. One needs confidence to go through with the experience. One needs confidence to expect the unexpected during this highly unpredictable journey.
Wanderlust starring Jennifer Aniston and her ayahuasca trip it is not, The Shaman and Ayahuasca offers viewers intense magical clarity into every component of this unique ritual. Delve into a world of deep spiritual development with The Shaman and Ayahuasca on GaiamTV.com.
GaiamTV.com Ambassador Alyson Charles is an AM and FM radio host and television producer. She lends her passions, inspirations, and self-help knowledge to her readers on www.InAWEwithALY.com, supplying you with all the tips and secrets for creating your most magical life!
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I took this pic in my 'hood in the BK!
What can I say, you gotta love kids! The things in life that can easily bring joy to our world are many times overlooked, taken for granted, or because they take place on a daily basis we begin to look at them as ordinary things as opposed to what AWE-inspiring daily miracles they actually are; I think being around kids and having conversations with young people falls into that category.
Because I'm not a mother yet and am pretty rarely around kids, I always notice what fun, fresh energy and vitality they carry with them! I also love when I have the chance to sit down and talk with my little brothers or nieces because oftentimes the advice I give out to them are words I needed to hear myself ;)
This is just a reminder for YOU to take notice of what occurs in your daily life that you're probably forgetting to see the miracle in. In the course of your day, what happens that could bring inspiration and empowerment into your world if you really stopped for a second to see the magic in it?
It can be as simple as:
Being able to smell your delicious morning coffee! Not everyone has the sense of smell!!
Looking up to the sky and pondering the vastness of our world and endless possibilities!
Smiling!! A simple smile from someone or to someone can transform an entire day!!
Listen! There's someone on my block that practices the saxophone and it's SO glorious, it fills our whole street with magic.
Just try to be more appreciative of your senses because we really do live in a magical world.
If you choose to see it as such :)
Sometimes feeling empowered really is as easy as a walk in the park :)
There have been days were my intuition was screaming at me to "GO OUTSIDE! GET OUTSIDE" and when I've obliged, I've been amazed at how instantly refreshed, empowered, and revitalized I am.
Being in AWE with the world around is as simple as really looking at your surroundings. Make sure you take a second to realize when you're in your head and thinking when you could be taking a deep breath in and seeing all the beauty around. Listen to the wind in the trees, laugh at the chubby little birds, smell a flower, notice the sky, smell the smells.
Soak nature in because it truly, truly is astounding and I promise you will feel more empowered just by taking a look around!!