July 2010

18 Jul S.F. Karma Burnouts

The City by the Bay

Ahhhh (sigh), The City of St. Francis of Assisi – San Francisco – what a charming place named after a Saint who epitomizes Forgiveness.

Growing up in San Francisco, I naturally have a lot of fond and formerly, not so fond memories. When I say formerly, I had made peace with the past, am now facing the present and very much, look forward to the future. The City by the Bay gives me the maximum opportunities to heal the past when exposed to family, friends and environmental interactions.

Power of Unconditional Love & Forgiveness

Forgiveness comes from burning karma with the fire of unconditional loving Awareness. The feeling of salvation that arises from letting go of s#it brings about a transformative shift from the revelation of Omnipresence. Even billionaire Warren Buffet recognizes the power of Unconditional Love in his life.

Radical Living ~ Let’s BE This!

Spiritual work is not for the faint of heart. Many people are content floating along life in the unconscious holding pattern of automatic pilot mode. Whereas spiritual seekers are courageously willing and ready to grow, despite the pain and suffering, to look in the mirror, grab the wheel of life and go pedal to the metal. They know that dissolving illusory ill-lose-sory negative karma always reveal the Win-Winning Positive. With experience, comes the knowingness, confidence and trust to declare, “Bring it on!” With Divine Guidance, we can overcome all negative karma and generate equity, assets & abundant flow in our positive karmic bank account to draw upon whenever necessary.

Total Healing

Total healing is realized when old memories and fears that surface are healed while giving way to Humor. The personal threshold of suffering is expanded with absolute acceptance for the way the world is. All past experiences are contextually reframed from continual non-attachment, allowing the density of the ego to be lifted by the Wings of Grace.

As with any skill, forgiveness and the burning of negative karma improves with the practice of each testing encounter. These tests are challenging opportunities to exorcise all old demons and closet skeletons with Angel Intervention. See your life as releasing the proverbial onion peels – that releasing each one, regains the spiritual core of Existence.

My spiritual teacher points out that when you burn enough negative karma, you reach a point where you are above it – this is akin to taking flight above the clouds to reveal the sunny Heaven within…that is, until the next set of dusky karma descends, ready to be faced and healed with Love and Light.

So, see the pain of the past and the fear of the future as the doorway into Enlightenment. Say “Thank you, Lord, for bringing up that which needs to be healed so that I can know that I AM always, Whole ‘n’ One.”

That is true Salvation. 😉

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05 Jul Maui, I’m Yours…

Recognizing True Love

Maui has been love at first sight ever since soaring above her clouds and touching her soil nearly 13 years ago. I had my first of two ever anxiety attacks in my life when I left her the first time after a 10-day immersion with da magical Aina (means “land” in Hawaiian) before boarding the plane to fly back to San Francisco. This was pre-9/11 when relatives and friends could walk you to the gate to say goodbye. Before hopping the plane, my hands and then my body began to shake. I asked my buddy, “What’s happenin’ to me?” He calmly replied, “Tone, now you know why I stayed.”

Fo’ Reals!!!

“Like, Whoa!” His statement hit me like a ton of coconuts. I instantly remembered and realized what Love truly IS ~ like the energy of a Divine motherly embrace. I felt the Aloha Spirit! The same thing happened to me when meeting my wife for the very first time in Canada and proposing to her only two months afterward while nearly passing out in a cold sweat. Both her and Maui never judged me for being afraid. They both wholeheartedly and unconditionally took me into their loving arms.

Recontextualize your Life

It is the things in life that scares us the most that we must go for if we truly want to live and be free. Unfortunately and fortunately, one eventually realizes the paradox between fear/fearlessness after Wholy Stretching! enough times. You recognize that the old definition of fear was mislabeled. The perceived emotional feeling of the word “fear” is actually an energy of Aliveness.

This energy has now become meaningful and significant as it is recontextualize and transmuted into Courage & Love to guide and direct your life toward the total fulfillment of your potential. What used to be the painful past is now laughed at as a hilarious comedy. You are no longer that same person that once identified with the negativity toward an unfavorable situation.

With a knowingness and trust, you embrace all challenges as an opportunity to stretch toward positive growth. You are grateful for the TEST – “Am I going to unconsciously and naively react to this situation with force? Or…because I seen this same movie played out enough times, I now have the wisdom to instead choose to lovingly respond with Power!

No matter which river you decide to flow through, eventually it will all merge back into the Almighty Ocean. You can, however, decide how fast you want to accelerate the process by Wholy Stretching within. The growing pains you’re feeling are angel wings emerging from your back. 😉

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02 Jul Sedona Veritas

Being in the presence of an enlightened teacher is inexplicable. Words cannot adequately explain this transcendent experience. I highly suggest you find out for yourself. 😉

Although it was my third time seeing Dr. David Hawkins speak, it was the first time I personally asked him a question. The prior two events, I was five people away from the stage when they decided to conclude the event. Aw Shucks! Third time’s a charm, right?

The funny thing is that since the reintroduction of Hawkins’ spiritual work in my life last year, whatever questions I did have about life would spontaneously be answered on their own.

Speaking to a lady I met at the June 9, 2010 satsang event near Sedona, I told her my dilemma. She told me that she would hold it in her silent intention that I would ask a question that would benefit the entire audience.

So, my opportunity finally arose to step on the stage and instantly, I was transported into da Zone. It felt like I was floating toward the table where he was sitting like little Yoda with his wife, Susan. I walked toward the table oblivious of the audience, fixed upon his unwavering unconditional loving eyes. I glanced down briefly but the pull of his loving eyes were so magnetic. As I sat down, I realized the questions I had in mind were lost as it went blank and I giggled in the Presence.

With the camera rolling, the anticipation of audience on the left and a brief pause, a question slowly arose from the depth of my heart and blossomed through the mic. The question was: “Being a former athlete, I had experienced the Zone numerous times where everything was unfolding effortlessly on its own. Would you say that enlightenment is a permanent state of the Zone?”

Dr. Hawkins’ response: “Ah yes, they have their similarities. Um hmm. (pause)…When I was a young man working at a factory during World War II, I lifted heavy wooden crates for hours, um hmm…All the sudden, the crates felt like feathers?! I observed myself performing the act all on its own as I worked tirelessly without fatigue.”

I sat across from him transfixed with awe of the rainbow twinkles radiating from his eyes. We sat in momentary silence – what felt like the infinite peace of eternity – although only a few seconds had elapsed. We nodded to each other as I thank him and his wife.

As I was exiting the stage, Doc Hawk asked the audience if they had experienced such a state in their lives. Almost the entire audience had raised their hands. During the intermission, while speaking to the lady that held the intention for me, a gentleman asked me what sport I played. I told him that I played ice hockey and surfed mainly. He thanked me for asking the question because he, too, had experienced the Zone but never made the connection to enlightenment until then. He was looking forward to experiencing more of this Flow of Grace in the future. I’m sure he was speaking for all of us. 🙂

May humanity become anchored in the autonomous Joy, Peace and Wholeness that we already are, more frequently and eventually, permanently in this lifetime. Amen.

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20 Jun City of Alchemy

da Wholy Stretch! continuesPittsburgh, Pennsylvania is where I find myself hosting the Wholy Shift?! Glow with da Flow Show with journalist, editor, author, dancer, mom…in other words, life extraordinaire, Gina Mazza!

I heard about Gina online a few months ago when I read her amazing interview with Dr. David R. Hawkins, who wrote the book Power Vs. Force. I had already been reading Dr. Hawkins work on the spiritual evolution of mankind and decided to surf the Net to learn more. I “coincidentally” stumbled across the interview and was impressed by the depth of the questions she was asking this enlightened man. Her specialty is interviewing high-profile people from all sectors on their spiritual perspective and experiences.

Instantly, I just knew I had to reach out to her. I saw that she has had many spiritual experiences that we could relate to. Because of that, I also knew she would be the perfect editor to guide me through my first book, Wholy Stretch!

So after Wholy Stretching, I am face-to-face with the glowing Gina Mazza (click link to see picture), interviewing about her own personal Wholy Shift! She also speaks about her book – Everything Matters, Nothing Matters, the historical transitions of the Steel City and shares her perspective on the supposed upcoming 2012 shift. The 5-part interview is nearly 50 minutes long but is worth every second of attention, guaranteed! (I apologize for the loud background noise. Makes it so that you really tune in to the wisdom Gina-ji is imparting) 😉

Don’t forget to read her book, EMNM. “An Absolute Awesome Divine Ride!”

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15 Jun 9/11 Remembrance

The literal signs had guided me to the 9/11 memorial at Boston’s Logan Airport, the Meditation/Chapel room in Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and onto Ground Zero in New York City.

To return to the World Trade Center site and actually seeing it gone was a reality check. I had seen and touched both towers from ground level almost 12 years ago.

Now, there was nothing but blue sky, clouds, sunshine and angels beaming down onto this rare open spot of Manhattan. Life busily goes on as the New Yorkers & the World continue to move forward with courage, strength and forgiveness, never forgetting that fateful day.

To see the rebuilding and the plans for One World Trade Center was inspirational and testimony that the Phoenix does indeed rise from the ashes. The surrounding memorial site will be just as beautiful, and a reminder that we should not take life for granted and always stand united for Truth and Peace, even within ourselves.

In Memory of All Those Who Lost Their Lives On September 11, 2001…

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12 Jun Cheers: Where Everybody Knows Your Name

da Wholy Stretch! continues…

On the last blog post, Grind Vs. Flow, I spoke about meeting Internet Marketer, Jason Silvestri. Before meeting Jay, we had to agree where we were going to meet. Since it was my first time in Boston and just so happen to find myself near one of the most iconic landmarks of the town (actually, it was a replica of the real thing), I told him to meet me at Cheers. For those of you who don’t know, Cheers is the pub where the popular 1980s sitcom was based on. One of the most memorable parts of the show, was the theme song, Where Everybody Knows Your Name. The song is one of those memories that can instantly transport me back into the 80s.

The Beantown Signs takes me through various parts of the beautiful city of Boston. One of them, a prestigious higher learning institution called Harvard University and the nostalgic Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. Hangin’ around Beantown, it would be rare if you didn’t bump into someone who was sporting Red Sox paraphernalia. The Bawwstin folks are feverish FANatics and of course,… absolutely hate the Yankees!

Throughout the town were random performances by street entertainers. I was able to capture a dancin’ one on video in the subway. The cultural energy of Boston is unforgettable, so rich with history. It truly touches your heart as you feel connected to America’s family. I really look forward to more future visits.

Cheers! 😉

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08 Jun Grind Vs. Flow

The Miracle Adventure Continues…

I found myself being guided to Boston Beantown where I spontaneously met up with Jason of JasonSilvestri.com. Jay is a marketing extraordinaire who does it all: Personal Brand Building, Website and Product Development, Graphic Design, Real Marketing, Social Media Strategies…The list goes on.  I met him through Twitter a few months of ago.

At first, I was cautious because of his aggressive, candid, in your face approach. You see, Jay doesn’t beat around the bush. He tells it as it is. After watching a few of his videos and speaking to him a few times on the phone, I could see that he has one of the biggest hearts in the whole industry. The guy is truly here to help people succeed. Don’t let his exterior fool you… Scare you, maybe. 😉 Besides the point, you will be hard-pressed to meet anyone in the marketing industry and in life, who gives more than Jay does. That is not a joke. This dude is an over-delivering madman! 🙂

Jason is one of the most hardest and dedicated worker you’ll ever come across, which is why I named his process “The Grind.” He is willing to put his whole being into creating the best work possible and personifies the epitome of electric passion and amazing work ethic. To me, he is truly an inspiration to work harder not just for the sake of working, but to produce the highest and best quality of work doing what I love. That is why I can’t help but love the crazy guy. He’s going for it!

With an fusion attitude of da Flow and da Grind combined, there is no reason one cannot be successful in life. Take that formula and run with it!

Enjoy the next 3 videos from JasonSilvestri.com productions:

Grind vs. Flo, Part 1 and 2 & the blooper: Seagull Divebomb

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06 Jun Let It Ride: The Art of Absolute Surrender

A memorial post dedicated the Brave who sacrificed their lives so that we can live in freedom.

So far the journey has been synchronistic. The intention was set to be a Wholy Stretch! example and reach out to the world. The attention to the signs, signals and symbols have presented themselves and guided me thus far to Cleveland, Ohio en route to networking in Boston. The following video documents the latest insights. My apologies again for the loud airport background noise. 🙂

The Insights Summarized to be Realized:

  • You have this one life. Don’t waste anymore time. BEgin doing what you love even if it’s part-time.
  • Obviously, be responsible and take care of your obligations and duties, but risk it all by absolutely devoting yourself to the Self in everything you do. You are going beyond all odds when you identify with the Nonlinear, Nonlocal & Nondual, thus creating a vortex for the unfoldment of the Wholy Miraculous Presence.
  • Trust builds upon each step you take in faith when surrendering completely to fear of the Unknown and have grown consequently.
  • The energy of the upset of shame, guilt, fear, anger, and pride are merely feedback to claim your power as an autonomous powerful being by asking the Wholy Spirit to carry you through that which you cannot do alone.
  • Aliveness replaces fear as life is enhanced with the delivery of the gift of present moment awareness.
  • If anything feels forced, take a break from the grind. Walk away, reconnect to Source and allow the Field fill you up with creativity. Your work will be imbedded with the activating qualities of excellence, inspiration and beauty.
  • Follow da Flow through by allowing the signs of the universe to guide, navigate and dance your every move.

Only stretch yourself one step outside your comfort zone so that leaps of awareness can take its place. The perspective from the top is breath-taking.  You’re on your way. Keep On Stretching! 😉

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05 Jun Wholy Jonathan Livingston Seagull?!

Although I’ve never read the book, I could only imagine that was him whizzing full throttle by my head. Richard Bach, the author states, “This is a story for people who follow their hearts and make their own rules…people who get special pleasure out of doing something well, even if only for themselves…people who know there’s more to this living than meets the eye: they’ll be right there with Jonathan, flying higher and faster than ever they dreamed.” There couldn’t have been a better meaning for this theme. 🙂

Signs and Sighs of the Miraculous

This moment was so spontaneous and instantaneous, I couldn’t even react. My response, only a smile at the improbable miracle and gentle touch of a rocketing bird gracefully feathering my crown. What are the chances? Even the probability of being so fractionally closed, I could have been on the opposite end of a “Randy Johnson hits bird with a fastball” karma. A little too low and I would have been toast! Even in slow-mo, that bird was wickedly fast!!! Fortunately, da Bird with da Word and I had no past beef. LOL!

Divine Universal Confirmation

Ah, the paradox of a gentle breeze from a soaring bird. This awesome moment all happened so fast yet so slow. The video captured both – the essence of which there was no thought, not even a hesitation or even an excitement to interrupt fellow internet marketer, Jason Silvestri’s introduction…just a going with the flow with an inner Joy of a sweet serendipitous sighing smile. 😉

Possibility into Probability Flowering into Actuality

The miraculous is ever so captivating. Live ever so freely. Follow the heart’s intention with attention and watch the improbable become even more possible & actual with the faith of a flowering mustard seed. Life’s too short. Go for it!

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