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: Wed 01/23/2013 08:00 AM
Multi-talented entrepreneur Marie Forleo is on a mission to help every woman be "rich, happy and hot," with her unique brand. But it's not the rich you think—Marie says wealth means unlocking your spiritual potential.
Hungry to live more of her authentic self, Marie left the corporate world of the New York Stock Exchange and launched her careers in both life coaching and dance fitness. She still cuts a rug today, but is also busy running a multimillion dollar empire she started from scratch.
Now, she wants to share her secret to success with you. Click on the link below to read an excerpt of her best-seller, Make Every Man Want You—and embrace your irresistibly today.
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Posted: Wed 01/23/2013 08:00 AM
By Marie Forleo
Ever say to yourself, “If I could just figure out what I’m really passionate about, everything else will take off...”
Here’s the problem. Passion can’t be found in your head because it lives in your heart.
And the flames of passion are fanned from engagement, not thought. Juicy, right?
Posted: Tue 01/22/2013 12:00 PM
Gabrielle Bernstein was a New York City publicist who traded her self-doubt and addiction to become a student of A Course in Miracles and a spiritual teacher herself. Now, at age 32, Gabrielleis a life coach, speaker and bestselling author. The New York Times calls her a role model for a new generation of spiritual seekers.
Now, you can experience Gabrielle's wit and spiritual wisdom for yourself. Click on the covers below to read an excerpt of her best seller Spirit Junkie—and her new book, May Cause Miracles.
Posted: Tue 01/22/2013 08:00 AM
By Gabrielle Bernstein
Last Monday, I got a frantic call from my mother. She breathlessly told me: "There's someone on your Facebook fan page writing nasty things about you! But don't worry, honey, I responded and set her straight." I laughed and said, "Thanks for sticking up for me, Mom, but that's not how I handle negativity on the Internet." I went on to explain that, as a spiritual student and teacher, I must practice what I preach. By bringing my spiritual practice to these situations, I intuitively know how to handle haters on the Internet. I helped my mother understand that engaging in the negativity only invests in the negativity. Rather than defend myself and fight back, I've learned to see these encounters as divine spiritual assignments. Through compassion, defenselessness and forgiveness, I've come to see how mindfully dealing with Internet haters can only strengthen my spiritual faith.
As the universe would have it, that wouldn't be my only conversation about Internet haters that week. The following day I was in Chicago shooting a segment for Oprah's "Super Soul Sunday." What was one of Oprah's first questions to my panel? She asked how we handle haters on the Internet! I immediately responded, "Forgive and delete." I explained how I use forgiveness and several other spiritual principles to shine light on the darkness of the Internet.
If you're anything like my mother, it's time to put down the boxing gloves and use my three spiritual tools for handling haters online.
Step 1: It's Not About You
When people attack us on the Internet, many of us immediately assume that the attack has merit and means there's something wrong with us. I choose to have a different perspective—I like to have compassion for these folks. Let's face it: A happy person won't waste his time posting negativity on positive people's pages. Therefore, we must have a tremendous amount of compassion for these people. Anyone who wastes his time and energy spreading negativity clearly needs more light in his life. Begin your practice by saying a prayer for the person. Simply say: "I pray for you to release your negativity and see love instead. I pray for you to be happy." This prayer will immediately reconnect you to a sense of compassion and help you let go of your anger.