JP Sears

Holistic festival

I had the honor of meeting JP Sears at the Holistic Life Festival this weekend, and he truly is an amazing being.

I briefly shared a conversation with him, and I found that he carries a very powerful balance of ebb and flow. He radiates with a MASSIVE amount of bright, high vibe energy, while at the same time being completely approachable because he’s so grounded and down to Earth. He’s super funny, and knows how to turn a harsh truth into playful humor. The energy he embodies is uniquely powerful, and I was able to feel it right away with my extra-sensory awareness.

Even several minutes afterward, while I was driving home, I could still feel his energy all around me. It just felt like pure unconditional presence, and I got a sense that he knows how to love much more deeply than the average person knows how.
It’s so hard to describe what it literally felt like because it was so different than anything I’d ever experienced. If I had to put words to it though, I’d say it felt like stillness. It’s complete unconditional presence, right here in the present moment.

What’s really amazing though, is that instead of presenting himself as a spiritual know-it-all, his energy directs you back toward yourself. He shows you that YOU have the answer you’re looking for, but it just so happens that it’s being projected FROM you into the external environment. You are your greatest teacher, and learning to love yourself is the very path that enables you to love others.

This reminds me of something I learned a while ago, which is that whatever you admire about someone else, is actually just a reflection of what you admire about yourself.
The reason we notice these qualities in other people however, is because we’ve been taught that we’re not allowed to honor these aspects of ourselves, so the only way we recognize it now is through another person.

For example, social conditioning may teach you that you’re not allowed to think too highly of yourself because doing so would be arrogant.
If your parents used shame and criticism every time you celebrated your own accomplishments, you’d start to think there’s something wrong with you for having these accomplishments, so you naturally begin to shy away from honoring yourself, and instead play the “humble” role of downplaying your achievement because bringing recognition to it would ostracize you from the family/social group.

The need to honor yourself does not simply vanish though.
It actually gets suppressed into the subconscious mind, and now your brain just finds roundabout ways to bring recognition to these qualities by seeing it mirrored in other people.

We give other people the attention our parents never gave us. You present to the world the exact thing you’re in need of.

Understanding this, and learning to recognize our own admirable qualities, which are simply being reflected into other people, is an important key to becoming conscious.
The way you perceive others, is the way you were taught NOT to perceive yourself.

Give yourself permission to be honest about how you feel, and you’ll soon find that the things you like so much about those around you, are actually the things you’ve liked about yourself all along.

Peace and Love



Shadow Work

I’d like to share a process I’ve been using, called Shadow Work, which is beneficial to anyone suffering from emotional trauma.
The idea behind shadow work is basically that the suffering you experience today, is rooted in emotional trauma from childhood.
In order to heal yourself from this suffering, shadow work teaches you to go straight to the root, so the initial trauma has nothing to branch from.
Here’s how it works:
If you suffer from anxiety attacks, instead of trying to “get rid” of the anxiety, using shadow work here means bringing your awareness INTO the anxiety, and understanding what actually caused the emotional wound in the first place.
Doing this allows you to actually heal the wound because you’re nourishing the root, instead of just cutting off the branches.
You can use shadow work at any time, but it works best right when you’re feeling an emotional trigger. This means any moment when you experience something that throws you into an anxiety attack, or in some way provokes a strong emotional response.
This is the process I use whenever I feel an emotional trigger:
-First I sit still with my eyes closed for a moment and just be present.
Whatever you RESIST will continue to PERSIST, so if I were to push against the anxiety, that would just make it worse. Instead, what I want to do here is release resistance, and let myself feel the emotion completely.
The anxiety may be an emotional response that my body is using in order to tell me something, so I simply take a moment to tune in, and allow myself to FEEL the emotion.
To start, simply identify what emotion you’re feeling right now.
-Once you’ve identified the emotion, focus on how it physically feels in your body.
For example, “fear” often feels like a sinking feeling in my stomach.
Or “rage” may be a burning sensation in my neck and head.
Just take a moment to sit with the emotion, and allow yourself to feel it completely in your body. Pay attention to the actual physical sensations of the emotion.
-Next you’re going to have to use your intuition (which may seem like just your imagination, or an out of context thought which just “appears” in your mind).
You need to ask yourself “when was the first time I felt this way.”
In your mind, you may be brought back to a memory from your childhood, which directly corresponds to the exact sensation you’re feeling in your body.
For example, if anxiety gives you a tingly feeling on the side of your neck, the memory that comes up could be a time in your childhood where there was a seatbelt or something physically restraining you, while you were experiencing that same emotion of anxiety.
You’ll notice a correspondence between the literal event you see in the memory, and the physical sensation you’re experiencing right now due to the emotion.
The idea here is that certain events in our childhood can be so traumatic that it causes the consciousness to split off from itself, and disassociate from the emotion in order for you to maintain your wellbeing.
Your consciousness becomes fractured, and the root cause of this emotion becomes suppressed in the subconscious mind.
One time when I did this, it made me realize that I always press my lips together when I’m feeling afraid and self conscious, and there’s a certain emotional feeling attached to it.
It turns out the cause of this was when I was a baby my mom would always press my lips together in order to stop me from crying, so the feeling I experience now is just a reflection of that original emotional trauma.
Learning to identify the emotions in this way, and finding any childhood wounding attached to the root of them, allows you to heal the actual cause of the emotion, instead of just covering up the symptom produced by it.
-Once you’ve identified the childhood wounding, it’s simply a matter of validating what you’re experiencing.
One of the biggest issues when it comes to trauma, is the tendency to disassociate because we’re taught that it’s not okay to feel how we feel. It’s not just the pain itself that you’re experiencing, it’s the fact that a parent or caregiver made us feel WRONG for expressing our pain.
When you’re taught that you’re not allowed to be in the state that you’re experiencing right now, you learn to suppress, deny, and disown that aspect of yourself.
The emotion does not actually go away, it just gets suppressed and buried in the subconscious mind.
This is what psychologist Carl Jung refers to as the “shadow”. It’s the aspects of your personality that have been rejected and denied, so they become hidden and suppressed within the part of the mind that we’re unaware of.
You disassociate from who you are, because you’ve been taught that it’s not okay to be that way.
“Shadow Work” is simply the process of becoming conscious of what is unconscious. It’s to shine light on the hidden aspects of yourself that you’ve never been allowed to express.

The band Tool also references this in their song “Forty Six & 2”. Notice the line, “Listen to my muscle memory. Contemplate what I’ve been clinging to.”

Tool – Forty Six & 2

When using this process to heal emotional trauma, you can actually interact with your child-self in your memories, and doing so will rewire your brain circuitry to react as if the initial memory had occurred in whichever way you choose to alter it.
When you’re inside the memory, simply take a moment to sit with your child-self, and let them know that it’s okay to feel how they feel. Be with them and hold them as they experience these emotions, and let them know that they haven’t done anything wrong in feeling this way.
Give unconditional presence, and simply allow yourself to feel how you feel.
When I do this, I like to tell my inner child self, “I am completely here with you now. I honor this emotion you’re feeling. It’s okay that you feel this way. Anyone in your position would feel this way.”
Once I sit with it for a moment, my inner child-self may ask me to do something to alter the memory. Here you can actually interact with your child-self, and meet any unmet need they’re experiencing at this time. You can also interact with other people in this scenario, like explaining to the caregiver what they’re doing wrong, and what they could have done better. It’s especially healing for your child-self in this memory to see your adult-self defending it, by validating their emotion and allowing them to express what they’re feeling.
You can stay here in the memory for as long as you need to. I usually feel my intuition tell me when I’m done here, and it often feels like the memory “dissolves” into my being, as the fractured aspect of my consciousness has rejoined and become whole.
Once the trauma is no longer there, the branches connected to it will also become healed.
So, in short, here’s what you do:
-Identify the emotion
-“How does this emotion feel as a physical sensation in my body?”
-“When was the first time I felt this way?”
-To your inner child “Thank you for showing me this. i am completely here with you now. I honor this emotion you’re feeling. It’s okay that you feel this way. Anyone in your position would feel this way.”
-Alter the scenario however you see fit.
This is Shadow Work, which is also called “inner child work”, “soul retrieval”, or “healing the emotional body”.
As for the result of doing this process, the most important thing I’ve found personally is that it’s more so about learning to UNDERSTAND why the shadow is there in the first place.
Even if I don’t “heal” myself from it, the real point is to bring myself to a point where every time I’m triggered, I instantly know the root cause of the trigger.
This makes it so that I come to a point of not being upset over the things that trigger me, which will in turn allow the trigger to become more of a point of awareness, instead of something that launches me into a negativity spiral of dark emotion.
This teaches you to feel the emotion, without being dragged down into lower emotions because you’re able to see that it’s just something you’re experiencing, and not the ultimate truth of who you are.
You become conscious by observing your emotions, without being attached to them.
This means every time I get a sinking feeling due to fear, my mind instantly goes to the root cause of this emotion, instead of thinking that what I’m feeling has anything to do with what I’m experiencing right now.
This alone will change your entire outlook on life.
Once you learn to integrate your emotion and become conscious of what is unconscious, nothing will ever bother you, and you will begin to have a much deeper understanding that everything you experience is just a passing experience. It’s not the truth of who you are, it’s more like a landscape you’re observing while passing through it.
Become the observer. Dive deep into your emotions, and you’ll see how much beauty you have suppressed within you.
Unconditional love ❤

Listen to your inner voice and do what’s right for you

Learning to honor your emotions means don’t ever force yourself to do something that you don’t really want to.
It’s okay to acknowledge when you feel too afraid or uncomfortable to do something. Just be real with yourself and drop the expectation of what you’re “supposed” to do.

This does not make you weak, it makes you human. Learning to be a more conscious, self-aware, individual means you need to be completely real with yourself and stop dishonoring your emotional guidance system.

Do what’s right for you, and the YOUniverse will line you up with experiences for your highest good.
Don’t live someone elses life, be true to who you really are. If you don’t, nobody else can do it for you.

This does not mean to do everything on a whim, like quitting your job just because you don’t feel like going in today.
In situations like that, even the fact that you need to pay your bills and be a “responsible adult” still get factored in to what you ultimately “want” to do.
What I mean by this is that when you start listening to your heart and following your intuition, you may feel a pull to take a leap of faith that you simply aren’t ready to commit to.
That’s okay. Even when listening to your heart, don’t think of it like your inner voice is “commanding you” to do something. You still have a free choice to do whatever you want, and often times playing it safe and REFRAINING from following some ethereal “faith” may actually be what’s right for you at this time.
Be completely real, and don’t do anything you don’t want to.

The End of Suffering

From the higher perspective (5d perhaps) the life we live here is like a movie that you’re plugged into.
When you watch a movie, you WANT there to be some conflict, and you would consider it a good movie if it stirs your emotions a bit.
Life from the higher perspective is the same way.
We may consider anxiety to be a painful emotion from a 3rd dimensional perspective, but in 5d you understand that it’s just part of the movie, and everything plays out in the way that it does to make your experience as a human beautiful.
Everything we experience happens for a good reason.
It’s not to transform the darkness INTO light, but rather to realize that darkness itself is just another form of light, and everything that exists is there for a good reason.

Laughing Technique

“Whatever arises, love that.”

– That is a phrase I’ve heard from Matt Kahn, and now I’m finding it to be VERY powerful!

One time while I was at work (dishwasher at a restaurant) I tried using this technique and it works amazing!
I tried following this concept, which is pretty similar to something I’d learned in my own spiritual practice, which is that you can stay joyful all the time if you celebrate every experience. Whether the experience is “good” or “bad”, from the higher perspective you can step back and acknowledge that it’s always just an experience in your life as a human, so it is ultimately good.
Don’t wait for something “good” to happen to start celebrating. Literally celebrate everything.

The way that I go about doing this, is to simply laugh at everything I experience. While I was washing dishes, I would think to myself, “Oh look, I just rinsed the food off of this plate, hahaha.” “I just stacked those plates into a neat pile, hahaha.” “Oh, I just dropped a plate and it broke, hahaha!”

I basically force myself to laugh by just doing a slight “giggle” at everything I experience. It may take a little bit of effort to get the ball rolling, but once it starts, it snowballs REALLY fast! All of a sudden I’d just be laughing for no reason, or I’d even catch myself laughing because I just “giggled” at how neatly I stacked the plates.
Before long I was laughing REALLY hard, and I was overflowing with so much joy that other people were starting to ask if I’m on drugs, lol.

As I’ve continued implementing this laughing technique throughout the day, it has proven itself to be REALLY powerful, and I could actually feel my energetic vibration rising and improving my mood drastically.

This is how you live from more of a 5D perspective. Celebrate everything, and allow yourself to laugh at every experience.
This could really be the answer to the spiritual breakthrough you’re looking for, so try it out, and let me know what you think.


Continual Meditation

Be conscious, always.
An easy way to stay conscious (so you’re not walking through life on autopilot) is to manually think about every breath you take, at all moments of the day.
One exercise I’ve found in like manner that’s helped tremendously in my spiritual practice, is to focus on any aspect of my energy field, on a continual basis.
Treat meditation as something you do all the time, not just something that you set aside for 30 minutes a day.
For example, I focus on a different chakra each day of the week, so on Friday I focus on my third eye.
It’s nice to sit quietly and focus here for an allotted “meditation time”, but why stop there? Why not continually focus on your energy, even after the “meditation” is over.
This is what I do, and I’ve found it to be uniquely powerful.
The way that I do this is simple – I just think about the chakra, while I’m going about my everyday life.
While I’m washing dishes, I’m also visualizing the light from my chakra glowing onto the surrounding environment. While I’m driving, I’m visualizing my chakra light on everything I pass by.
In this case with my third eye, I visualize it as an Indigo (bluish purple) light, shining from the center of my forehead onto everything in the surrounding environment.
All you have to do is use your imagination to visualize this. See it like there is a beacon of light shining from within you.
Shine the light from your chakra, on everything you interact with.
Doing this will actually change the way you see the world. Think of it like wearing colored lenses, which change your perception of reality so everything you see matches the energetic vibration of the lenses.
In this case with your third eye, everything you look at (if you focus on your third eye while looking at it) you will see energetically and spiritually, instead of just the physical texture that you normally perceive.
This means that when you look at a person, you may be able to see what’s actually beyond the veil…
What truly separates this practice of continual meditation, from time-slot meditation, is that doing it in this way allows you to stay in the “aware state” even after the meditation is over.
Think of it like Full Power Super Saiyan on Dragonball Z.
It’s one thing to raise your power level and transform into a Super Saiyan, but the real breakthrough comes when that powered up state becomes a normal part your everyday mundane practice.
Be powered up, even while you sleep.
On Dragonball Z, Goku and Gohan demonstrate this by staying in the Super Saiyan state, even while they weren’t doing any training. They learned how to stay powered up to such a degree, that doing so is no longer something they do in order to prepare for a battle. The “battle state” is now their normal state, so now when they enter into battle they don’t have to waste energy powering up because they’re already in their powered up state. It’s become so mundane for them that the “heightened state” is now just a part of their everyday reality.
This applies to meditation in the same way – you can stay in a heightened state continually, if you allow your mind to stay focused, continually.
Never stop thinking about your energy field. Even as you go to work, or wash the dishes, breathe out the energy of each chakra while you go about your day.
Doing this does two things:
First, it allows you to be in a higher state of consciousness, even while you go about your day.
When I do this meditation for long enough throughout the day, it actually allows me to see myself, from an out of body perspective. I no longer feel as if I only exist in my physical body, because I become more tuned-in with the energy that SURROUNDS my body.
This can lead to out-of-experience, as well as having a greater perception of everything happening around you.
Second, doing this also teaches you to do what I call the “split consciousness technique”.
It’s one thing to go out of body while you’re sitting quietly in meditation, but it’s completely different to do so while also operating WITH your physical body.
Instead of leaving one perspective behind in order to “shift” into another, you learn to use both perspectives at the same time. You learn to have part of your consciousness in your physical body, so you’re still moving and going about your day, while another part of your consciousness is simultaneously in a higher dimension, so you’re in both places at once.
It’s sort of like playing a video game with split screen, but you’re controlling both players simultaneously, which gives you a much broader perception of everything inbetween.
Learning to do continual meditation is a very powerful key in raising your consciousness. In doing so you’ll begin to see that it’s not so much about reaching a “higher level”, but rather learning to integrate those higher levels into where you already are right here and now.
Be blissful, even in your mundane state ^_^
Be conscious, always.