Welcome to the Spring 2007 edition of the
Everyday Awakening newsletter.
How well do you deal with difficulties?
I've faced some big ones lately. In this
issue, I share a story about travel and
travails, and a potent, easy-to-use technique
for gaining perspective and recovering your
attention when you're in physical or mental
pain. Add it to your Emergency First Aid Kit
that you keep on hand. My best advice is:
In any emergency, apply Awareness first.
No one escapes from life unscathed.
Shakespeare wrote that we “suffer the slings
and arrows of
outrageous fortune,... and the thousand
natural shocks that flesh is
heir to.” With the right attitude and tools,
however, we can tap into our inner strengths,
discover our values, envision a better
future, and make new commitments that move us
I am also offering free review copies of my
e-book for men, which will be published later
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May you continue to grow as a conscious creator,
and may your creations be aligned with the
greater good for the world.
New Workshop for Men
Power, Passion, Purpose & Presence!
I am excited to announce my new workshop
for men: Power, Passion, Purpose &
Presence: How to Get Women to Love You.
The workshop includes practical exercises,
potent distinctions, investigation into our
beliefs, and much more, all focused on
becoming a better man - which makes you more
atttractive to women.
The workshop is based on my e-book of the
same name. I'm offering free review copies
entire book this month (the offer is below).
There are three workshops currently scheduled:
More Information is available on my website
(click below), or call me for information or
to register – 415.472.6500.
- September 21 - 23 in San Rafael, CA
- October 5 - 7 in Asheville, NC
- October 12 - 14 at Kripalu Center in
Free Book Offer
A Book for Men's Transformation
Power, Passion, Purpose & Presence
I am giving away 100 copies of my e-book,
Power, Passion, Purpose & Presence: How to
Get Women to Love You. My target is 100
men. (If you are a woman, I will send you a copy
if you promise that both you and your
man will read it.) Simply email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org with “PPPP” in the
Subject line, and I’ll send it immediately.
What I ask in return is your written feedback
(publishers love testimonials) and any
suggestions you might have for improving the
content. I will be publishing it as a
physical book in the coming months, so your
feedback is important to me.
It's only 50 pages long (men have short attention
spans), but it provides men with solid,
practical advice for becoming more conscious
and more lovable.
Women: Give this book to the men you love,
and they will become even more lovable. And
give it to those men whom you know would be
great men, if only they would change a couple of
Travels and Travails
Facing Up To Difficulties
In March, we traveled to the primary
rainforest of Costa Rica for two delightful
weeks of yoga and a real vacation (no to
distractions, or appointments). I was looking
forward to resting deeply in the bosom of Mother
Nature. But alas -- a sudden detached retina
forced me to leave Paradise after only five
days and return home for emergency surgery.
For the next three weeks, I was in a lot of
pain and discomfort. What a lousy way to
spend a vacation!
When experiencing pain, it is nearly
impossible to gain any perspective. All of
our attention is focused in one place. I
felt like a wounded animal, ready to snap at
anyone who reached out to help me.
Perspective is defined as “a
particular attitude or way of regarding
something; a point of view; understanding of
the relative importance of things.”
(From the Latin perspicare: per =
through + specere = to
look.) Thus, perspective is the lens or
viewpoint one looks through to observe
something or someone.
Perspective is both a measurement of one’s
viewpoint (its width, depth, meanings, etc.)
and the information that can be taken in by
that viewpoint (sensory, intellectual,
Gaining perspective is important because it
perspecive that provides us with our
options for behavior. When we’re in
pain or are suffering, we need new options
the most, but this is the most difficult time
to get it.
Below is the Exercise of the Month,
which will provide you (and others) with a
way out of those tight, narrow, painful spots.
Exercise of the Month
A Miracle Worker
Here is a technique for quickly shifting your
attention and gaining perspective. It’s easy
to use, and is especially helpful when you
are suffering from pain or trauma, or stuck
in a mind-loop of obsessive thinking. It can
be used anytime your attention is so focused
on your problem that you can’t seem to
This is an adaptation of an exercise called
“Releasing Fixed Attention” from The Avatar®
Course. You can use this technique to help
others when they are similarly stuck or
traumatized. It provides quick and powerful
relief, and it provides space for new
perspectives -- even on “no-way-out” problems.
This is a miraculous process. It may
take only a few minutes, or it could take as
much as an hour for difficult situations (stick
with it until you get the expected result). I
guarantee you will get relief, or your money
back! Let me know of your successes with
- Describe (out loud) exactly what your
attention is focused on. Example: "I have
a pain in my head. It's pulsing, as if
someone is pounding on it with a hammer."
- Change the focus of your attention to
an object you can look at. Describe it in
detail, again out loud. Example: “It is a
painting of two people standing on the shore
of a lake. It's about ten inches wide by
eight inches tall. It also looks like a
picture of an infant."
- Return to the focus of your pain and
describe it again, as it is right now.
Example: “Now the pulsing pain is focused
on the left side of my head, and it’s like a
sharp knife being pressed from the back of my
head, starting about an inch inside my skull
and extending to just behind my
- Shift the focus of your attention now
to a different object in the room that you
can see, and describe it in detail.
- Continue to change your focus and your
detailed descriptions out loud, going back
and forth, focused first on the experience or
problem on the inside and then on an object
outside, until you notice one of the
following results: a release of the
suffering; a change in perspective or a
new insight; the appearance of a solution;
the relief or the disappearance of the issue
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If you haven’t given yourself the gift of
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The 9-Day Chakra Intensive
Anodea is presenting her 9-day program,
The Psychology of the Chakras, in San
Rafael over three weekends:
April 13-15, May 11-13 and June 15-17. This
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Are you a coach, therapist, or manager of
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If you feel stuck in any part of your life
and want to remove the obstacles that stand
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Better yet, call me! I offer ten-minute
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In the next issue, I'll bring you great movie
and media reviews, a personal opinion about
"good opportunities," and more ways of
In the meantime, I send my fondest and
warmest wishes to you, with a reminder to
slow down and smell the flowers of Spring.
May your life be filled to overflowing with
love and joy.
With power, passion, purpose, and presence,