My Interview on Buddha at the Gas Pump

I invite you to check out my February 2015 90-minute interview with Rick Archer on "Buddha at the Gas Pump." It is the most in-depth presentation about my work. Click HERE.

To Get the PDF of my new book, Flowing in Freedom, see below...

 

 

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What will Happen in our Private Session? 

After I have introduced you personally to the power of the mantra, "Only now is real...," which you learn to say with a smile, we will then address where you still get stuck, triggered, where you are not yet free. 

We'll delve into the "story" - which may very well be unconscious - you tell yourself, and the uncomfortable emotions it generates. As you learn to open your heart to your own experience, to welcome it, space opens up inside you.

You are no longer so identified with/attached to this "I" who fiercely resists what's arising with you. You see the "I" thought, the "story-teller," for what it is - a thought that also comes and goes, that it is no more real than the "stories" it tells, and so is not who and what you really are.

You realize that you don't come and go. You, as the beautiful, luminous awareness you are, are always here. When you see this, it produces an exhilarating feeling of liberation, love, and flow!


Check out some testimonials about my private session work, at the bottom of the "Private Session" page HERE. 

Other Videos

Check out this 27 minute video, here, that I did at Unity Santa Barbara, Sunday September 13, 2015.

 

About Flowing in Freedom...

“The book is centered around the simple practice, which is a way of coming back to the present moment whenever we get distracted by a thought or “story,” or are suffering in some way. As we become more skilled at embodying or mastering the practice, it heals everything that is broken, or not working, in our lives, and liberates our true creative joy…” 

                —from the Introductory Pages

How to make the shift into freedom real in your own life is explained clearly in the Introductory Pages. Essentially, it is all about seeing yourself inwardly very, very clearly, and that you are not even this "I" thought you most personally identify with because it, like every other thought or "story," or feeling and emotion, comes and goes - yet "you," as the seeing, are always here!

Only now is real, in other words, and everything happens from this place of right here, now. That's the realization we awaken to, when we awaken.

This is followed by the lessons, 108 in all, none longer than two pages, which show us how to integrate awakening into family life, relationships, health, work, money, creativity, and social engagement.

Below is the table of contents... 

Introductory Pages 

A Yosemite Vision... The Love that Heals Everything... “You are Beautiful as You Are”… The Greatest Gift We'll Ever Give Ourselves... Introduction to the Three Teachings... The 1st Teaching—The Simple Practice… The Practice—Part 2…The 2nd Teaching—Welcoming our Reactions… Welcoming—Part 2…The 3rd Teaching—Love Everyone… The Signs of Awakening… The Form and Flow of this Book


PART 2—THE 1st TEACHING - THE SIMPLE PRACTICE

 

Chapter One—Peace, Love, and Freedom are our True Nature 

Feeling at Ease while Living in the World… Facing Life’s Challenges—My Health Crisis … Two Kinds of Freedom… The Deepest Wisdom… The Big “R” Reality… It is What it Is… It’s all Good… The Buddha’s “Secret”… The Only Thing we can “Know” for Certain… What is Always Here… Meditation and Mindfulness… 
Noticing which “I” is Active in You… Doing the Practice - Worrying about Health, Finances, or Meeting Someone...

Chapter Two—The “Stories” that Get in the Way of our True Nature


Our “Stories”… The Healing Power of Story… No Story, No Suffering… Stop Believing your Thoughts… How our Personal “Story” Began… The Connection between Thoughts and Emotions… Your Unconscious Thoughts and Motivations… Envy, Greed, and Jealousy… Guilt and Shame… Boredom and Regret… Judgment and Self-Judgment… The Difference between Pain and Suffering… Feeling the Emotion without a “Story”… Religious Stories… What to Tell your Children about God… The Dark Night of the Soul… Haunted by a Lover who’d Committed Suicide… 
Doing the Practice - Feeling Guilt, Shame, or Actual Physical Pain

Chapter Three—Seeing through our “Stories” 


The Simple Practice Revisited… Welcoming our Reactions Revisited … Welcoming - Part 2... Love Everyone Revisited … Stopping the Mind vs. Stepping Back from It… Seeing your Mind as a Virtual Reality… Welcoming What Is… Welcoming Anger as a Path to Freedom… Residues of Old Ego Patterns… The True Letting Go… Doing the Practice… Zeroing in on the Story behind the Emotion… Seeing is Freeing… Releasing your Need to Understand… Freeing yourself from Fear… Realizing that you are the Seeing… 
Doing the Practice - Releasing Real or Imagined Fear

The First Relationship Practice - Looking into a Mirror

 

PART 2—THE 2nd TEACHING - WELCOMING OUR REACTIONS



Chapter Four—Healing the Wounds of our Past


Love is the Healer… The Mother/Father Wound… My Wounding… Embodying our Realization in the Heart… Healing the Mother/Father Wound… Forgiveness… Getting Angry with your Ex… Dealing with Addictions… The Victim Story… An Example of a Victim Story… Ending Self-Doubt and Self-Esteem Issues… Be Easy on Yourself… Loving Yourself… The Gift of a Broken Heart… True Romantic Love… A Woman who wanted to Open her Heart… 
Doing the Practice - Making Peace with our Past


Chapter Five—Deepening our Experience of the Present Moment


Inner Vigilance… A Rigorous Self-Honesty… “Where are You not yet Free?”… Self-Inquiry and Inner Freedom… Mastering the Practice… The Student and the Teacher… Bringing Consciousness to this Action Now… Staying Calm in the Midst of Chaos… Let Go Your Attachment to Feeling Good… The Final Freedom… Living without a Self-Image… Who are You without your Story?... There is Only One Rule… The Silence that is our True Nature… When Silence is Used as an Escape… Ending the Mind’s Chatter… 
Doing the Practice - Shifting into Mastery

The Second Relationship Practice - Connecting with Someone Close

 

PART 3—THE 3rd TEACHING - LOVE EVERYONE

 

Chapter Six—Embodying our Realization in Daily Life

Desire… Will and Willpower… Ambition… The Power of Thought and Intention… Personal Affirmations… Pay Attention to the Signs… Don’t Wobble… Experiencing Freedom around Money… Being at Peace with your Work… When Someone Cuts you Off on the Freeway… Waking at Three or Four in the Morning… Watching the News… Solving Problems… Choices and Decisions… Conflict and War… Awakened Leadership... The Inevitability of Death… From Self-Loathing to “Self” Loving… 
Doing the Practice - Thinking about Something our Heart Desires

Chapter Seven—Shining our Light in our World


Knowing you’re Awake and Free… Grace and Gratitude… Faith and Trust… One Moment at a Time… The Time is Always Now… When you Forget the Now… Timing… Live Your Understanding… Living in Openness… You Are the Universe… The Proof that You are Free… A Reverence for Life… Sharing the Message with Others… Love Will Guide You… 
Doing the Practice - Living our Purpose

The Third Relationship Practice - Connecting with our World

Appendix 1 - The 21-Day Awakening Challenge 

Appendix 2: A Young Man Who Wanted to Know the Secret of Life… 

A Closing Message from Jim… Acknowledgments… About Jim...

 

A Sample Lesson...

 

                                         79.  Ambition and Success

 

Often, people—especially spiritual seekers—wonder about ambition, about having dreams of what they want to accomplish in life, about setting goals they want to achieve. Is it okay, they ask, to be ambitious, to have our life be a success?

Of course, it is. Changing our diet, eating more consciously, and exercising to realize a more optimal level of health; doing what’s necessary to advance our career; or saving money to buy a car, a house, or some other investment to ensure our family’s well-being—these are all worthy goals.

The more conscious and aware we are, the less “story” we have about these goals and plans. We know what we want, we set our intention, and then we release it and come back to the present moment, and begin the work needed to fulfill our ambition.

    If our work involves a lot of thinking—as in accounting, legal work, or computer programming—our mind is more available as a creative tool when we are relatively free of this “I” who gets stressed and anxious.

It is the same with artistic or manual pursuits; the freer we are of the “I,” our ego, the easier it is to get into the creative flow, the intuitive feel of the work.

The beauty of this approach is we’re less attached to the ultimate outcome—and especially to ideas, or “stories” about success, fame, or celebrity. Even if success comes to us, or fame or celebrity, the more awake we are, the less concerned we are about these outer trappings.

With awakening our mind is clear, and our attention is fully focused on what is needed now, and the next step. This, of course, increases the likelihood that our efforts will be rewarded by success. Success in any venture is directly proportional to our commitment.

How committed are we, then, to what we say we want? This becomes the only question we need ask ourselves in terms of the results we seek.

 

To be genuinely happy in this moment is the truest success.