I returned from Bali and China at the beginning of November and my experience was empowering. Thank you all for the support and well wishes on the trip!
I’ve enjoyed seeing many of you since I’ve been back and look forward to connecting with each of you in all the ways we will! See some opportunities below.
“The experience was truly transformational, empowering and enlightening.”
From Bali with Love
From Bali to China — As some of you know, I visited Bali, Indonesia for a transformational event called Gamechanger Live, hosted by Henare & Kate O’Brien. The experience was truly transformational, empowering and enlightening. It helped me expand into recognizing new ways of accepting all that I AM and helped me expand my awareness to let go of areas I’ve resisted life’s flow.
Two of the biggest shifts for me were 1.) releasing patterns of guilt and shame and 2.) restablishing connectons with loved ones that had long fallen off.
I also made many friends there, whom I’ll cherish from here on, and I’m grateful to be among the international attendees who shared so much together.
A big thank you to Henare & Kate for putting on / facilitating and leading an amazing event. Thanks as well to all those who attended and to those of you who supported my going there!
I took a tour of Guangzhou, China on my way back to the US and loved the experience.
You can see video and photo highligts from the trip here.
NEW EVENTS — Kathy and I have been working with many others on some great upcoming events you are invited to, including the following ticketed events:
Community Thanksgiving: Breathwork, Yoga, Sound Healing & Music
Nov 18, 2016 | 7pm | Vista Yoga Join Ashby Underwood Garner, Ananda Healing, Flournoy Holmes, Kathy Stringer and I this Friday for an evening of GRATITUDE and CELEBRATION with gentle yoga, sound healing, rebirthing breathwork, live music and potluck! Get advanced tickets for less here.
The Big Glow Retreat: The Art of Manifestation: Relationships, Abundance & Purpose Dec 9 – 11, 2016 | The Mansion at Namestoy Farms Brian Piergrossi, Kathy and I team up for our 4th Big Glow Retreat together. This is an all-inclusive 3-day experience of beloved community that has blessed our lives and those who attend and may bless yours as well. The last 3 retreats sold out in advance and this one has 3 spots left, so if you are so lead, sign up here.
It can be a challenge to stay in an aligned state from moment to moment when you are distracted by meaning you assign to what occurs in front of your eyes or in your awareness. When this meaning isn’t aligned with how God / Love / the Divine sees what is, then you begin to suffer.
You actually create this suffering yourself through creating meaning that is not true.
At the heart of the problem is understanding you have created what is apart from God’s understanding. That understanding you have created is actually meaningless, but your belief gives it power to create the suffering you endure.
All that is required to let go of the suffering is to surrender to God / Source and ask His Holy Spirt – your highest self – to assist you in understanding clearly. Ask, listen and you will hear the answer you need.
“God’s spirit will not misdirect you. His spirit will guide you to peace.”
Life Teacher, Healer, Singer, Lover.
This is what I’ve practiced some time now and it has helped me get through the toughest periods of suffering I have miscreated.
I invite you to join me in surrendering to Source – that which you are an extension of – to listen to His voice, through His spirit – your highest self – and be healed. God’s spirit will not misdirect you. His spirit will guide you to peace.
I’m headed to Bali for some sacred time remembering who I am. If you’d like to support my trip (and work), you can here. Thanks in advance!
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This past Sep 10 – 12, 2016, we had a beautiful gathering of souls ready to give and receive at NaMestoy Farms for the Big Glow Retreat: Limitless Love & Light! We had a blessed time for so many reasons and I can’t help but give thanks for the miracles that abounded.
“One of my intentions was that we experience miracles.”
It amazes me how simply coming together to be present, share, eat, practice yoga and alignment, listen to each other and music, let go of energetic blocks that no longer serve us works so well! My sincere thanks to Brian Piegrossi, author of the aclaimed book, The Big Glow, and creator of The Big Glow retreats. Each retreat I’ve attended has been a catylist in my being more authentically who I truly am. Thank you, Brian! Just like our other Big Glow retreats, we all shared our intentions during our opening circle, and one of my intentions was that we experience miracles. I’m grateful to have experienced several, and would like to share a few with you:
“What you’ve done is given me a chance to be amazed.”
“HOLD ME NOW” BY JOHN STRINGER
My wife, Kathy, and I gave a talk on relationships, sharing the lessons we’d learned and been guided by spirit to share, and I was so impressed by her. She used to have a fear of public speaking (though she’s done a LOT of it), and she seemed to speak so effortlessly and beautifully that I was simply in awe of her grace! She also sang with me during a concert later on … this was the second time she ever sang with me that way in public EVER! It was beautiful! Here’s a snipet:
I received an amazing intuitive reading from my dear friend, Shannon Gill, and it both helped guide me to identify a wound I was holding on to regarding my relationship with my father. I was able to immediately release it through aligning with Source/ God / the great Holy Spirit in that moment to receive healing / correction for my perspective. I was guided to apply the very attunement teaching I share in the first week of The Abundance Vibration course and it cleared the issue up on the spot!
I also received a Reiki session from Reiki Master, Amy Catherine, that brought two miracles. First, she showed my her precious stones and I was drawn to a black stone that she explained was connected to the throat chakra and the corresponding oil for the stone was Frankincense. I told her that made sense because my favorite body oil and incense is Frankincense & Myrrh. She then showed me a zip lock bag of oils from Jerusalem, and told me that every time people pick one out, they pick the exact one for them. She said “try it.” Before she even suggested that, I was already drawn like a magnet to one of the viles that I couldn’t see the label of, yet it seemed to call to me.
I reached in the bag, pulled the vial out and read what I saw on the label, “Abba oil,” aloud. I told Amy I’d never heard of that oil before. She took the vile and explained Abba was just the brand and began to smile as she told me it was Frankincense & Myrrh.
The next day, I had the Reiki session with Amy and once again, she asked me to reach into the bag to pick an oil. This time, I closed my eyes first and as I put my hand on one vile at a time, I checked in to ask “is this one?” I proceeded until I got a”yes,” pulled it out and handed it to Amy. She read it and we both laughed when she saidit was Frankincense & Myrrh again.
She also intuitively received the number 45 and showed me the corresponding message in a book. The message made me cry when I read this part:
The Universe will be creating your reality according to your thoughts, whether you are paying attention or not, so having conscious awareness of the future reality you choose to create is very potent. Imagine a world of love in your thoughts, focus your attention on this as truth, and you shall have it. Know that with God all things are possible. This means it is possible for the world to live in peace and harmony, for all people to have enough food to be healthy, and that all can live in joy-filled abundance. Despite appearances to the contrary, this is Divine will for all human beings.
Your deepest beliefs will affect this process. It is good to be aware of the subconscious thoughts that run contrary to your future visions. Your thoughts are the vehicle to create a world of love and peace for yourself and all others. Know that the greatest truths of the universe are that God exists in all circumstances and Divine Love is within all things (omnipresent). Hold your mind on the power of God’s Love, ask for a miracle if you need it, and allow this Universe of Love to show you a reality where harmony and beauty are all that exist.
Remember: your job is to have no attachment to the appearance of disharmony but to hold to the Love within all things.
Holy Wow! So many things were in that message: asking for a miracle if you need it (which I did when I stated my intention), non-attachment, seeing beyond appearances and more, which showed up more profoundly for me in the miracles below.
During her reading, Shannon also explained, among other things, that trust in divine order and overcoming my lower self was my current challenge, and that a transformation in consciousness was soon on the way. I saw black butterflies the next day during a walking meditation – one of which flew directly toward me and turned back around right after I thought “I should look up their meaning.”
Later that same day , Kathy, Brian Peirgrossi (Big Glow founder) and I had a post-retreat meeting in the same room my daily small circles were held in. As we entered, I saw the wasp that had been hanging out in each of my small circle meetings. Since it was still in the room, I commented aloud “I think I should look up the meaning behind wasps.” Just like the black butterflies, I figured I’d just do that later. Not long after we sat down and started our meeting, the wasp flew toward me and landed on my NOSE.
We all sat there looking at this wasp and commenting on how interesting this was and I decided to just relax and proceed with the meeting. Now, since I have previously been allergic to bee stings, etc., I kept thinking “All is well and always is,” letting go of my fears and choosing to act out of TRUST that whatever happened would be divinely ordered rather than to acting out of FEAR and trying to get the wasp off my nose.
As some of those who were still at the retreat came to see the wasp, the wasp eventually crawled near my right eye and I “checked in” (asked/prayed) to see whether I needed to go ahead and look up the meaning of wasp totems. I got a “yes,” which in hindsight seems pretty obvious, right? lol
We paused our already interrupted meeting as I looked up the meaning behind Wasp Totem / Wasp medicine and it turns out one of the meanings is transformation and soul evolution. I went ahead and looked up black butterfly totem / medicine and it turns out its meaning is transformation as well; yet, specifically, “death” or “the ending” of something. The transformation from my reading with Shannon was about the dying to my lower self / limited conditioned thinking / ego – something I have been praying, meditating and practicing toward for some time. I couldn’t help but feel a great sense of gratitude for this very clear reinforcement.
If you’re wondering how this all resolved, after taking pictues and a video, we finally proceeded with the meeting and after some time passed, the wasp began crawling from the right side of my face to my left eye (which I closed to let it do it’s thing). My wife mentioned she was uncomfortable with the situation (understandably so), so I had a realization and stated “I think the wasp wants to be let out” and Kathy suggested I go outside. We all went outside, to see if it would fly off, and after it stayed there for a bit, Kathy, suggested I kneel down by a bush. Once I did, it finally flew away.
I later “checked in” / prayed to ask “what was the significance of this event / what did I need to see?” and this is what I received:
You received your miracle to make it abundantly clear that you are ready to shed your identification with your ego, lower self, limited conditioned thinking and identify with who you truly are: your highest self, son of God, Christ consciousness. This is the path you have been on and are now ready to make the transition.
I’m sharing this because I hope it inspires you to continue your journey with trust in divine order, in divine timing and in your ability to receive miracles if you need them. Love is all around if we open our eyes and ask / choose to see it. Let the Source of All That Is direct your path and give you what you need.
Ask and it will be given unto you. Seek and you shall find. Knock and the door will be opened to you!
Limitless Love & Light!
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Would you like to attend our next Big Glow retreat?
We’re excited to invite you to join us at RESONATE Asheville 2016 where you’ll hear my dear friends Brian Piergrossi, Dale Allen Hoffman and I, along with several other beautiful conscious teachers, artists and healers, for two days (Oct 1, 2016 – Oct 2, 2016) of inspired consciousness & embodied wellness.
I’ll present music and more both days, so this is a fantastic excuse to come and be blessed with those who share the intention to experience Peace and more of our Oneness!
GET TICKETS FROM ME WITH A BONUS
Kathy and I have a few tickets to sell which include a private 30 minute Access Consciousness B.A.R.S. healing session ($75 value) I will provide while we’re at the festival, so click here to purchase your ticket(s) and receive this bonus! If were’ sold out of direct tickets, you can simply go to www.resonateasheville.com to get your tickets from the festival!
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MORE ON RESONATE 2016
Here are more details from the RESONATE website & Facebook Event page:
At this event you will find:
World Soul Music and Creative Ecstatic Dance
Alchemy Sound Healing and Potent Toning
Sacred Geometry Philosophy, Science and Cymatics
Changing States from Negative to Positive
From Alpha to Omega, from Nadir to Zenith, From Duality to NON SEPARATION. We are An Actualized and Embodied Collective Unity Consciousness Individually Expressed in the fullest spectrum of LOVE!
The Block Off Biltmore
Healing Light Retreats
Sound Temple Studios
Skinny Beats Drum Shop
Our events will include all of Eagle St and the Corner of Eagle and Market St.
RESONATE creates unique annual and semi-annual events located in urban Asheville, NC based in vibrational wisdom and alternative, non-invasive healing modalities, such as sound. Through the direct experience from inspired movement to deepening meditation, we offer creative environments for consciousness exploration. …
Our goal is to inspire transformation from the inside out. We are here to remember and reintegrate our innate ability to replenish and restore our own energy. Just as the Golden Rule or Newtons 3rd law describes, we live in an interconnected toroidal field. Wherein the Universal Creative Intelligence is ever balancing change from the microcosm to the macrocosm. Resonate Asheville roots down at the vector equilibrium. Just as lightning balances ions in the atmosphere or as a musical note can evoke a feeling; in an instant, change can occur. From philosophy to physics, from song to dance, our goal is to create connections of collective synergy that inspire living joyfully from embodied wellness. Using informed science and cutting edge applications of ancient wisdom to evolve a more balanced and transformed future.
Hello, beloved. Kathy and I are out on our 5th Limitless Love & Light mini-tour, currently enjoying the weather in Richmond, VA… and we have some updates for you, as well as our thanks to those who have supported us on this tour so far (including the talented and generous Amy Steinberg, Unity of the Triangle and all our family & friends):
Only 4 spots left in the mansion for our all-inclusive 3-day Big Glow: Limitless Love & Light retreat. You can also choose camping for all 3 days or a one-day pass here.
See the corresponding Facebook Event for all the latest updates.
You can now download my past discography with my former rock band, State of Man (formerly JAD), free when you simply hit the icon in the album players below (scroll under the videos).
State of Man Videos
In case you haven’t heard of JaD or State of Man, this was the independent rock band that scored a top 10 Billboard single and toured the world on our own record label. Download the entire discography below and check out some of the crazy State of Man antics around the world on YouTube here:
Free Album Downloads
You can check out the albums using the play features or hit the icon to download them below. Once you hit the icon, simply opt-in via the new window that comes up and the album download will automatically begin. Come back to this window and hit the icon again to download the next album you want.:
In This Place
Both Sides of the Story
Lose Your Mind
The band formed on New Year’s Eve, 1999, under the name JaD (pronounced “jade”) as a Hard Rock band and later changed the name to State of Man when we began writing more top 40 style Rock songs. Once my son was born and the economy took a turn in 2009, I stopped touring with the band to stay home with my family and we (the band) eventually disbanded.
I spoke to James Beale, the bass player, recently and we decided to give the music away since a lot of people have been requesting where to buy it.
I hope you enjoy the music and, if you haven’t already, don’t forget to check out my debut solo album, “Limitless Love & Light,” here: