Everyday Awakening - Spring 2007
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October, 2007
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Dear Lion,

It's already Autumn! Where did the Summer go? I hope you took some well-deserved time off from your busy-ness to enjoy the fruits of your labor. This is a good practice to do everyday!

I recently completed a training for coaches called Finding Your Life's Purpose, a fantastic process that helps you get clear about your actual Life Purpose. My life has become much easier to manage and become more successful as I've gotten clearer about my own Life Purpose. I'm now taking my coaching clients through this process. If you want to gain this kind of clarity, check out my special offering in the Coaching News section below.

Anodea and I are bringing our potent 4-day workshop, The Spiritual Technology of Manifestation Through the Chakras to San Rafael on November 1st through 4th. If you have a dream for your life that you want to fulfill, this course shows you the way. Our graduates regularly report miracles in their lives! More information is below.

One of my basic tenets is that our beliefs create our reality (or our interpretation of it). If you would like to change some of your beliefs, the Technique of the Month -- Belief Self-Diagnosis is a methodical way of uncovering your unconscious beliefs -- the ones that can cause obstacles or interference to show up in your life. Try the exercise and see what you uncover. It may surprise you!

As always, I have referrals to cool websites, good movies, books, quotes, and other artifacts of our modern civilization. I hope you find them useful, entertaining, or both!

May you continue to grow as a conscious creator, and may your creations be aligned with the greater good for the world.

Warmly,

Lion
Workshop News
 
Manifestation Through The Chakras
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  • Do you have dreams to fulfill for your life?
  • Are you ready to create the life of your dreams?
  • Would you like a powerful, step-by-step methodology for making your dreams come true?
MANIFESTATION is the result of moving your intention, attention, and energies down through the chakras - the seven stages of condensation from idea to physical reality. When you bring your vision into focus and take appropriate, effective actions, you can manifest what you prefer. In our 4-day course, we teach you practical, step-by-step procedures that enable you to easily create the life you want, and turn the difficult journey of manifestation into a fun and exciting adventure.

What we call obstacles and barriers occur naturally whenever we choose to create something new. If they stop you from moving foward, things don't change. This include self-doubts, self-criticism, judgments, distractions, resistance, limitations, and whatever we call "a problem." If you have tools to handle them, you can easily move them out of the way and create what you really want.

Our Manifestation Course gives you the tools of mastery over your life so you can bring your ideas and visions into the real world. It's November 1st through 4th at our home in San Rafael, California. This is the last opportunity to learn our powerful technology during 2007. The cost is only $495. To register, or for more information, call me at 415.472.6500.

What our workshop graduates say:

"The Manifestation Workshop was a miracle! My life has changed. The pain of 30 years is completely gone. I am free! What a new world this is. I've been integrating the experience ever since." - S.A.

"I smashed right through all of my limiting beliefs in the workshop. I loved how we worked together as a community on each task, and I left the workshop with a new sense of hope about the future." - C.Z.

"That was a powerful workshop - an amazingly rich synthesis! Insights continue and though many are profound, all are gentle! I am now able to define and focus my life's work. I see my path -- to serve the awakening of human hearts. I feel delight when I think of other seekers getting empowered by your workshops. Yes, we are manifesting!" - B.C.

"My intention for the workshop was Clarity, and I got my intention. I felt complete spiritual alignment during the workshop and also created the miracle of a whole new business relationship!" -- B.V.


Coaching News
 
Find Your Life Purpose
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You were born with a unique and divine spark of light within you. This light defines Who You Are, and it shines in your life as your Life Purpose, your calling, or your destiny.

People who live in alignment with their Life Purpose seem to live effortlessly. Their work seems perfectly suited to them. Most of us lost track of our Life Purpose while fulfilling the expectations of our parents, teachers, or peers.

As we age, especially in our 40s, 50s, and 60s, we long for a life beyond the fulfillment of our own ego. We seek a life worth living. Many popular books talk about purpose, but none teach you how find your own. Is it buried somewhere obvious? Is there a map? How would you know if you found it?

My friend Tim Kelley is an incredible teacher and coach. He has developed a powerful, effective process for finding and clarifying your unique life purpose. I recently completed his training and now I am taking people through the same step-by-step methodology I've been through. The process takes time -- from a few months to more than a year. The results are spectacular. Life is clearer. Distractions fall away. When you get moving on the path you were always meant to be on, the wind is behind your sails. I couldn't recommend it more highly.

Call me at 415.472.6500 if you'd like to explore Finding Your Life Purpose..


Inspiration, Excitement, and Fun
 
Websites to Explore
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Here are some wonderful websites and resources I have been inspired by. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.

Imagine Peace

Conceptual artist Yoko Ono has created a tower of light which she dedicated to John Lennon and to Peace to Earth. Constructed in Iceland, a huge column of light carries wishes and prayers for a peaceful future into the heavens. Watch the videos here: ImaginePeace.com.

If you haven't seen Anodea Judith's 3-minute video for her book, Waking the Global Heart, check it out on YouTube or on her site, WakingTheGlobalHeart.com. She won two national book awards for her stunning re-telling of the story of our evolution as a civilization.

Movie Review: Stardust

Stardust is an original fantasy epic that is full of playful delight, imagination, magic, and love. It is the ultimate Quest story of a young man who, trying to impress a girl, promises to bring back a falling star. The adventure and magic begin there, with wicked witches, dashing princes, flying pirates, dueling swordsmen, magical spells, and mystical destinies. It is a funny, romantic tale of true love and high adventure unlike any other. Michelle Pfeiffer plays a chillingly powerful witch and Robert DeNiro stars in an outrageous role as a nasty and dangerous pirate. Don't miss it - or rent it and watch it on a big screen. Great fun! StardustMovie.com

A Quote from Saint Joseph

"People say that what we're all seeking is a meaning for life. I think that what we're seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances within our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive." -- Joseph Campbell

StumbleUpon

If you haven't stumbled upon this website yet, check it out. Using an easy-to-download toolbar, you click on a button and are taken to a random high-quality website based on your interests. You'll definitely discover websites you may never see otherwise. Stumbling can be fun, fascinating, and, occasionally, addictive. StumbleUpon.com

A Reminder from a Poet

... You must learn one thing.
The world was made to be free in.
Give up all the other worlds
except the one to which you belong.
Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet
confinement of your aloneness
to learn that
anything or anyone
that does not bring you alive
is too small for you.
-- David Whyte

Please share your favorite websites, art, music or videos with me, and I will include them in future newsletters.


Exercise of the Month
 
Belief Self-Diagnosis
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You experience what you believe, unless you believe you won't, in which case you don't, which means you did.
-- Harry Palmer

Would you like to change something about your life? The fastest way to do so is to examine your beliefs -- especially the beliefs that are automatic and subconscious, the ones you've never questioned. If you've said, "That's just the way life is," or "That's just the way I am," you have unexamined beliefs that color and shape your reality. This exercise enables you to examine the beliefs that are creating your current version of "reality."

1) Step One: Write down everything you can think of as you contemplate these questions. Avoid getting too cognitive or too heady. Write for a few minutes freely on each question. Don't judge your thoughts or argue with them or censor them. Just allow whatever is true to come out.

  • What I believe about myself.
  • What I believe about my limitations.
  • What I believe about life.
  • What I believe about money.
  • What I believe about work.
  • What I believe about relationships.
  • What I believe about God, Spirit, or Soul.
  • ... add other beliefs of interest to you.

2) Step Two: For each belief on your list, ask the following questions.

a) Where did this belief come from? When? Was it indoctrinated into me? Did I accept it involuntarily or unconsciously?

b) Is this belief helpful and beneficial to me in my life? Or is it detrimental or harmful?

c) Is this a belief I want to keep? Or get rid of?

3) Step Three: For beliefs that are detrimental and for those you want to let go of, answer the following questions (Based partially on Byron Katie's "The Work"):

a) What has been the advantage of having this belief? What have I gotten by having this belief? What have I avoided by having this belief?

b) Is this belief true? How do I know it is true? Can I prove that it is true beyond any doubt?

c) Who would I be without this belief?

d) If I had a different belief, what would be different in my life?

e) Would I be willing to try out a different belief as an experiment? If so, what belief could I replace it with that would be more beneficial in my life?

If you would like to change your beliefs, you have a number of options. Call me to discuss which option might work best for you. We teach a number of powerful techniques for belief change in the Manifestation Workshop.

When you take full responsibility for creating your life exactly as it is now, you then have the opportunity to change it for the better.

As always, please call me and let me know about any successes or problems you have doing this exercise.

A Special Scary Treat for Halloween
 
A Film Based On My Near-Death Story
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Many of you have read my account of being shot four times by a man who intended to kill me. If you haven't read this harrowing tale of transformation, I suggest you do so. It's called A Shot in the Light.

A few years ago, a film was made based on my story, The Kindness of Strangers. Claudia Myers, the Director, won the "Best Film" award at the Rosebud Film Festival in Virginia for this 20-minute short. You can now see the film on my website. It's a scary treat for Halloween, but it has a happy ending: I survived! Claudia's film is fictionalized, so I recommend that you read my story so you know how it really happened.




CLOSING THOUGHTS

We have passed the Autumn Equinox, and are moving into Winter. Farmers are harvesting fruits and vegetables planted in the Spring, just as we harvest the fruits of our labor. The seeds we plant are our beliefs, which draw experiences to us that align with our beliefs. This is an excellent time to stop and assess your life as if you were the creator of all of it, a God or Goddess of your Universe. What would you like to change about it, if you were able to do so? What dreams and desires would you like to create in the coming year?

As a coach and teacher, it is my job to inspire you, cajole you, and convince you that you can accomplish any goal and create your dream-come-true life. I point to tools you'll need, provide a few instructions, recommend practices that will strengthen you, tickle your ribs and remind you that you're not alone, and there is absolutely no evidence to support the proposition that life is serious.

I send my appreciation to you, dear readers and friends. I hope I have entertained and enlightened you, or at least brightened your day and given you something to think about.

Let me know whether I have succeeded.

With Warmth and Joy,

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Lion Goodman
Everyday Awakening

Phone: 415-472-6500