This episode begins with a discussion of what’s going on professionally for Gia and Karen:
Gia will be playing music for a Grief Workshop on Sunday September 11, 2016 in Encinitas, CA; find out more at www.soulofyoga.com; she will also be playing for a Full Moon Painting Workshop on September 16th at the Lazy Hummingbird in Ocean Beach.
Karen’s new ebook The Tao of Death is on sale this weekend on Amazon.com at this linkand the print version will be available next week; she is currently putting together Death Expo a 4-day online interview series about end-of-life issues, November 10-13, 2016. Find out more at eoluniversity.com.
Something Positive is the story of a young man who traveled to Panama for one month with only the clothes on his back and his passport. He found people everywhere willing to help him out with food, shelter, work, transportation, and photography. He wants to tell everyone that the world is a friendly place!
Today’s discussion covers:
why some newly-awakened spiritual seekers can feel guilty when they first become aware of the suffering in the rest of the world
some people wonder how there can be a benevolent God when there is so much pain in the world
how higher consciousness (Galaxy view) can transcend the polarity of this world
why you should not compare your path with others
that you can still have abundant joy and love even in the midst of suffering
why you should face the world with open eyes and heart, without fear, and bring as much love as possible
if you focus on light and love you will find it wherever you go
God is in everything – there is no place that is without God
the “Sunrise Practice”: watch the sun rise every morning and recognize that you are surrounded by light and love, always!
Gia and Karen discuss the inevitable downturns of life and how they get through them. They reveal some of their own struggles with disappointment and emotional letdowns and their recognition that these events are a normal and necessary part of life. You will learn:
How to prepare for downturns so that you can experience more equanimity
What you can learn from times of darkness
Why you need your own “toolkit” to help you raise your energy again after experiencing a downturn
Cool tips and tools for getting out of a slump and back to higher consciousness
Why life provides us with more questions than answers
Remember, you are not alone if your are currently struggling in a downturn of life–we are right there with you! Check out these resources mentioned in this podcast:
Get acquainted with yoga and meditation teacher and singer-songwriter Gia and her Mom, Karen, who is a doctor and author. Find out about their philosophy and how they both survive all the crazy ups and downs of life as creative entrepreneurs. In this episode you’ll hear about:
Life as a school where lessons are learned and love is the ultimate purpose
How to handle fear of failure
Recognizing that the higher wisdom of the Universe doesn’t always make sense to our rational minds
The Garden and Galaxy views of life
The amazing “Mural Dream” that shows how life is ultimately perfect, just as it is
Get inspired and enjoy the ride on this wild planet with Gia and Karen–we’ll share our best secrets for living joyfully with you!