Our Own Light of Presence is Shining on all Objects ~ Rupert Spira

Published on May 13, 2014

In this video clip, Rupert discusses what we really see when we see beauty.

An Interview with Arianna Huffington By Suza Scalora

On April 6, 2007, Arianna Huffington experienced a massive wakeup call, collapsing in her office due to exhaustion and lack of sleep. When she came to in a pool of her own blood, she realized she was not living, as she puts it, “a successful life based on any sane definition.” The day of this interview, Huffington, the editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, found that her new book Thrive View Here had just debuted on the New York Times best-seller list at number one.

In Thrive, Huffington recounts the impetus for her own personal journey inward to find balance, inner peace and a new definition for success she calls, “the Third Metric.” In her new book, Huffington lays out a road map to a new and sane definition of success, based on her learning that “life is shaped from the inside out.” Thrive includes the latest science and research on wellbeing, the wisdom and wonder of poets and ancient philosophers and the healing benefits of the gift that keeps on giving, namely giving.

In your new book Thrive, you address the current definition of success, which is based on money and power. You’ve introduced the Third Metric, which focuses on caring for your inner being.

The first two metrics of success do not create a fulfilling life, and that’s why we need the Third Metric, which consists of four pillars. Well-being and health is the first pillar, because it’s a foundation, and yet so often through burnout, exhaustion and sleep deprivation — we sacrifice our well-being on the altar of the first two metrics of success — money and power. The second pillar is wisdom. How do we connect with our inner wisdom, how do we connect with our intuition, so that we are not at the mercy of external circumstances all the time?

It’s what Eckhart Tolle talks about when he says let go of defining yourself by external metrics, and don’t be concerned how others define you. When we connect with our own inner wisdom it’s much easier to do that. And, the third metric is wonder—being able to acknowledge the beauty around us in every moment. Seeing the beauty in everything ordinary, and not to be so buried in multi-tasking that we miss the moment.

That’s really at the heart of Eckhart Tolle’s teachings, when he says, “Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life.” That’s at the heart of wonder.

The fourth pillar is giving…
Giving, which completes the circle, because if we just lead a narcissistic existence, we can never be truly happy. In fact, there is new scientific evidence that I include in the book, which shows that our genes are wired for us to be giving, and when we are giving all the inflammatory markers that are the precursors of disease decrease. When our happiness is purely based on self-gratification, the inflammatory markers increase.

Being connected to yourself on a deeper level is really what Thrive is all about. What are your daily practices to infuse presence into your life to stay connected to your inner being?

It starts with something very simple, and this is getting enough sleep. After my wake-up call when I collapsed from exhaustion and burnout — I broke my cheekbone and got four stitches on my right eye — I went from four to five hours of sleep, to seven to eight hours of sleep a night. That was very important for me. Everybody needs a different amount of sleep, but getting the required amount of sleep is essential to our well-being and we now have science that proves it’s like a miracle drug.

The second thing is that I meditate every day. In the book, I have small tips, small daily practices, and at the end of the well-being section I recommend that people start with five minutes of meditation. Even the tiniest amount of time spent with ourselves can help us recognize that we are more than our daily activities, and help us acquaint ourselves with our essence.

The third thing is I try to do something physical: working out, walking now that the weather is getting better — I love having walking meetings, instead of sitting in my office having meetings. When I’m in LA I love to go hiking with my friends. Everyone who is in the better shape talks on the way up and the rest talk on the way down.

Can you talk about your decision to bring Eckhart Tolle to the Huffington Post?

The Huffington Post is prioritizing its coverage with many sections devoted to how to help people thrive. We wanted to have the most significant spiritual teachers on the Huffington Post, and so we’re thrilled to have a section dedicated to Eckhart’s teachings.

When you read Eckhart Tolle’s books, what was it that resonated with you and how have his teachings made a difference in your life?

It was actually at the time when my life was filled with ‘time famine.’ I was longing for this inner stillness, and there was something in The Power of Now that made it so clear to me that the inner stillness is actually essential for creation. As you know, I’ve always been a writer, and then launching the Huffington Post, I realized that unconsciously we are operating under a cultural delusion that we need to be driving ourselves into the ground, in order to be productive and creative. I remember in The Power of Now, Eckhart writes that all true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of inner stillness. When we get caught up in the stress of our daily lives, and completing our projects, and getting through our to-do list, this is something we forget.

In your book, you write about the “obnoxious roommate”—the in voice your head. Eckhart talks about our inner critic. Sometimes, we don’t recognize the “obnoxious roommate,” living in our head, because we are so accustomed to this inner dialogue.

Yes. Coming to terms with the “obnoxious roommate,” means, first of all, recognizing that we all have that inner voice, but the voice is not who we are. We need to recognize that we are not that voice of self-doubt and anxiety, the voice that puts us down, that questions our dreams. When we listen to that voice and treat it with a sense of humor, rather than identifying with it and believing it, then it begins to lose its power. So now, my “obnoxious roommate,” only makes guest appearances, while it used to be a completely constant presence.

I love this quote by Iain Thomas that you included in Thrive, “And everyday, the world will drag you be the hand, yelling, “This is important! And this is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this! And this! And this! And each day, it’s up to you to yank your hand back, put it on your heart and say, “No. This is what is important.”

I love it because it’s so important to remember that while the world provides plenty of insistent, flashing, high-volume signals directing us to make more money and climb higher up the ladder, there are almost no worldly signals reminding us to stay connected to the essence of who we are, to take care of ourselves along the way, to reach out to others, to pause to wonder, and to connect to that place from which everything is possible. To quote my Greek compatriot Archimedes: “Give me a place to stand, and I will move the world.”

Suza Scalora is a certified high performance life empowerment coach, speaker, writer and best-selling author. She specializes in the development and delivery of dynamic coaching programs and products to cultivate mindfulness and positive sustainable change. A skilled teacher and instructor with experience facilitating transformative personal and professional development workshops for The International Center for Photography, The Omega Institute in New York, and the Center for Living Peace. She is also the curator and editor for the Eckhart Tolle – Huffington Post Channel, contributing writer for the Eckhart Tolle newsletter, and a regular blogger for the Huffington Post.

Suza is a co-founder and the Educational Program Director of The Whole Purpose, a company that offers individuals and corporations, an innovative approach to physical and emotional well-being through Mindful Wellness and Conscious Communication.

Suza is the co-founder of the non-profit, Love 365, a workshop-based organization designed to support and educate people in cultivating loving relationships with one’s self.

Suza is the best-selling author of The Fairies (1999), chosen by NEWSWEEK magazine as one of the 10 best picture books of 1999. Suza’s other books include: The Witches and Wizards Of Oberin‚ published in 2001 by Harper Collins and Evidence of Angels, published in 2009 by Harper Collins.

S.T.O.P – A Conversation With Eckhart Tolle And Deepak Chopra [updated May 14,2014]

Published on May 16, 2013

An excerpt taken from “A Conversation With Eckhart Tolle And Deepak Chopra” previously held last month. Please feel free to share this video.

An Enlightening Evening With Eckhart Tolle and Deepak Chopra by Suza Scalora

Eckhart Tolle and Deepak Chopra, two of the most popular spiritual teachers of our time, recently came together at the Chopra Center in Carlsbad, Calif. for an unprecedented and remarkable conversation to share their insights and wisdom. Together, Eckhart, Deepak, and a surprise guest eloquently reminded us of the one thing that truly matters and ultimately will change the world: To know our innermost self, our essential nature as pure consciousness.

Eckhart began by making the analogy that our negative thoughts can be similar to a viral infection in our minds. These thoughts have a seductive quality, similar to the pull of a magnet. Our negative thoughts of judgment, criticism and condemnation have powerful momentum because they’ve been with us a long time and we believe they are true. If we are unaware of this, we are at the mercy of whatever thoughts arise in our minds.

We all long for joy, inner peace and love, but as Eckhart noted, some people are so deeply trapped in their mind of judgments, criticisms and condemnation, that they are unconscious, subsequently dehumanizing others. At an extreme level, this is how violence occurs. When we lose connection with our essence, we lose connection with others, and we are left with a total loss of empathy.

A relevant question was posed to Eckhart via Facebook, “How do we learn to turn off our inner judge?” Eckhart suggested that the inner critic manifests in many ways — by complaining, blaming others, judging others and yourself. The mind has countless stories, and these stories appear real and justifiable to us. The key is to disidentify from our judgments and invite the space of no thought into our lives. Consider the possibility of relinquishing your inner judge, and letting go of your negative thoughts. How would that change your life? More importantly, how would it change the world?

At the end of the evening, Deepak announced that Wayne Dyer, the renowned self-help author and speaker, was in the audience. Wayne joined Eckhart and Deepak on stage for the remainder of the event. Wayne spoke about a love, which has no opposite, namely a love that never changes and never varies: pure love, a love to which he aspires. What if we all aspired to live from pure love? How different would our world be? Wayne asked a significant question: How much of what we do and the choices we make are based in fear? For example, do you drive the speed limit to be safe because you love yourself and care for those around you, or do you drive the speed limit because you are afraid of getting a ticket? Do you make your food choices based out of fear or love? In closing, Wayne said, “If we could just get the fear out of our hearts, and live from a place of no judgment, criticism, or condemnation we could be content.”

We came full circle when Eckhart noted that fear perpetuates itself through our judgments in our minds. Judgments are thoughts that we identify with and believe, thus possessing us, and producing the viral infection in our minds. Intellectually, we may understand the idea of distancing ourselves from our negative thoughts, but real change comes from practicing in our day-to day lives.

For this, Deepak gave us STOP, a formula to help us disidentify from our negative thoughts. Give this a try when you notice your inner critic jabbering away.

T= Take three breaths and smile everywhere in your body;
O= Observe your body; and,
P= Proceed with love and kindness.

Deepak distilled the evening into three observations. The first was to go with the flow. Secondly, he noted that love does heal. He finished with a quote by Nisargadatta Maharaj, “My love radiates from me like light from a bonfire focused on none, denied to none.”

If we can bring our awareness to the present moment, we will awaken to the truth of who we are: our essential nature as pure consciousness. And it is from pure consciousness that love, joy, and inner peace, spring forth.

This is how we change the world.

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Living Bliss: Major Discoveries Along the Holistic Path by MD PhD C. Norman Shealy (Author), Caroline Myss (Foreword)

Almost a century of research has shown that the most conscientious individuals enjoy longer and healthier lives. The crucial feature of conscientiousness is being organized and responsible, which are the traits that contribute most to society in general. Unfortunately, some individuals fail to achieve their greatest potential because they did not establish the nurturing, bonding system that is most essential for health, happiness, and success. In this book, you will find the tools to optimize your self-esteem, health, and longevity.

In the 1960s, the use of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) took acupuncture to a new level, revolutionizing pain management. Now the most important acupuncture advancement in 4,000 years is the activation of the hormone oxytocin without needles or electrical stimulation. By using essential oils on acupuncture points, you will create the “bliss” that enables you to fulfill your potential for conscientious living.
Based on research of the past two decades, it is now possible for you to activate five specific acupuncture circuits. Using this method, you will:

  • Restore dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), the most important health-enhancing hormone
  •  Boost your calcitonin, the essential thyroid hormone for maintaining bone strength and reducing pain
  • Reduce free radicals, the scavengers that essentially wear out or “rust” your body
  • Balance your aldosterone, the adrenal hormone responsible for water and potassium health
  •  Activate your crucial bonding, nurturing hormone—oxytocin—the ultimate bliss hormone!

Using specific blends of natural essential oils, you can do your own trans-cutaneous acupuncture—with no needles and in only 30 seconds!
This is a powerful path to conscientious living that enables you to live a longer, healthier, and happier life—helping yourself, and, as a result, helping others.

C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D., is a neurosurgeon trained at Massachusetts General Hospital. He founded the first comprehensive Pain Rehabilitation Clinic in 1971; was the founding president of the American Holistic Medical Association in 1978; and was the founding president of Holos University Graduate Seminary, where he is now Professor Emeritus of energy medicine. He has 12 patents in the field of energy medicine, and has published 29 books and over 300 articles. He is president of Holos Institutes of Health, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization focusing on research and education in holistic health. His work with Caroline Myss established the scientific foundation for medical intuition.
Dr. Shealy’s other innovations include dorsal column stimulation; transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation; biogenics self-regulation; and the RejuvaMatrix® for rejuvenating telomeres, the tips of DNA responsible for health and longevity. He also developed five acupuncture circuits which, when activated by applying human DNA frequencies, can selectively raise DHEA, aldosterone, neurotensin, oxytocin, and calcitonin, and lower free radicals. Most recently, he has developed five blends of essential oils to activate these circuits, including Dr. sHEALy’s Air Bliss, which helps raise oxytocin when applied to the Ring of Air and is particularly important for overcoming depression and anxiety to bring true bliss into your life.

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Norman Shealy: Energy Medicine

r. Norman Shealy joins Dr. Rita Louise on Just Energy Radio where they discuss energy medicine therapies that can be used to support health and wellness.

About Norman Shealy
Norman Shealy is one of the world’s leading experts in pain management. He was among the first physicians ever to specialize in the resolution of chronic pain. A pioneer in developing safe and effective treatments such as Biogenics, he founded, in 1971, the first comprehensive pain and stress management facility in the country, The Shealy Institute, respected world-wide for its innovative and successful rehabilitation approaches.

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