Super Soul Sunday
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Posted: Thu 01/24/2013 08:00 AM
By Mastin Kipp
There's nothing like hitting rock bottom with a great big BOOM!
That's exactly what happened to me a few years ago.I've always liked the sentiment of what J.K. Rowling said about rock bottom: "Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life." That's right, I've always liked the sentiment of this quote. But I can tell you that going through the actual experience ain't NO fun at all. It's a total bummer.
After a massive run as a young man in Hollywood, from being one of the youngest executives EVER at a major label, to working on the management team of a band that won GRAMMYs, to having all kinds of celebrities and top stores buy my clothing line, I had found myself at rock bottom. All the outward glory seemed to fade away like a distant memory, and I found myself face-to-face with all my dark thoughts that I had so masterfully suppressed for so long.
On top of that, when most people have a downturn, they move back in with their parents. Since my parents live in Kansas, that wasn't an option for someone who had fallen in love with Los Angeles. So I ended up moving in with my now-ex-girlfriend's parents—in the pool house. It was a great gift and gracious act from this family; the bonds of love tied us together, transcending any past transgressions.
The experience was one I'll never forget. Outside the pool house was lavish and beautiful abundance—a pool, a hot tub and a beautiful view. Inside the pool house was an 8-by-8-foot room with a small closet, shower and bathroom. Everything I needed. I felt like I was being shown something. What I felt was that the world was abundant (represented by my surroundings) but that I had not tapped into the power or possibility of how to create that in my life (represented by the supersmall room I was living in).
At first, I felt like this room was my prison. It wasn't until one day, about a month after living there, that I asked God, "Why did you put me in such a small room if so much abundance exists?" And the answer I got back was immediate: "Because this is the size of your faith."
Posted: Mon 01/21/2013 08:00 AM
One of them was called a role model for a new generation by The New York Times. Another is the mind behind the fastest-growing inspirational site on the web. And the third built a multi-million dollar company that's building buzz around the world.
Bloggers (and real-life friends) Gabrielle Bernstein, Mastin Kipp and Marie Forleo are also being called the next generation of spiritual voices. This Sunday, they're sitting down for an eye-opening panel discussion with Oprah.
Before then, get to know Gabrielle, Mastin and Marie! Watch as they introduce themselves—and one another—backstage. (You'll never guess who never leaves home without a cooked chicken breast in his or her suitcase!)
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Posted: Sun 11/18/2012 02:00 PM
TheDailyLove.com founder Mastin Kipp says his spiritual journey hit a major bump when his life fell apart in one week. What started the upswing? A fateful tweet from none other than reality star Kim Kardashian. Hear why Mastin believes that tweet was God saying, "I got you."
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Posted: Thu 11/15/2012 08:00 AM
Oprah says Gabrielle Bernstein, Mastin Kipp and Marie Forleo represent the new breed of spiritual thought leaders. "I was so happy to have them all together here for a 'Super Soul Sunday' event," Oprah says. "What they have to say [is] going to inspire you."
Watch the video above for more of Oprah's thoughts on this week's show and find out why Gabrielle, Mastin and Marie believe their generation is so spiritually aware and what lessons they are teaching the world. Plus, find out if these real-life friends ever feel competitive with one another.
Watch Oprah and the Next Generation Sunday at 11 a.m. ET/PT on OWN.
Posted: Wed 11/14/2012 08:00 AM
Gabrielle Bernstein, Mastin Kipp and Marie Forleo are BFFs (Blogger Friends Forever) all working to teach spirituality. Do they ever feel competitive? You'll have to tune in Sunday to find out...
Before then, we caught up with Gabrielle, Mastin and Marie backstage to get their thoughts on friendship. Watch the video above to find out what makes a good friend and how technology is playing an important role in nurturing the important relationships in your life.
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