This is what a highly successful CEO has to say about the value I bring...
I am the author of the Path of Three Hundred series of books, published by Balboa Press, a Division of Hay House. I perform Elite Coaching in an expedition environment, my office is Nature and my fulcrum for transformation is Adventure. I am also a professional speaker for the YPO/WPO. My resume is eclectic. In January of 2016, I was asked by Hay House Publishing to create a Master Class for the 2016 Hay House World Summit along with Thought Leaders, Deepak Chopra, Dr. Wayne Dyer and others. During an interview with Best-Selling Author, Nancy Levin, I created the lesson, "Run Towards That Which Scares You!" My lesson on the Summit was very well received with hundreds of comments and emails from the people who's lives have been changed in a wonderful way. The 2016 Hay House World Summit ran live online from May 7-26, 2016.
What if our entire lives were a Pilgrimage? Perhaps the destination is Knowing more than what we think we are.
I've been thinking about the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route lately. The "Way of St. James" from St. Jean Pied de Port, France in the Pyrenees Mountains to Santiago, Spain on the Atlantic coast.
There are several different routes. The original and the one most traveled is the ancient pilgrim path called the "Way of St. James," also known as Camino Frances. Thirty-three stages which are broken down into thirty-three stops along the 482 mile hike...so roughly a month of walking.
I would love to read "The Book of Love and Creation" by Paul Selig each morning prior to setting out along the path. The book is set up as a thirty-day read, one day at a time.
Wake up. Meditate. Eat breakfast. Read a "day" from the Selig book out loud. Walk to the next stage during the day while thinking about what I read in the morning and how it applies to life before setting out. Get a room in a pilgrim hostel or hotel upon arriving at the next stage. Get clean. Eat dinner. Chat with fellow pilgrims or not. Sleep. Repeat the process until the book and the path are completed in Santiago, Spain.
I've read "The Book of Love and Creation" a few times already. This one is the second in a series. I've read them all at least once and each time, I've read them out loud to another person. There is something about speaking each word to myself and another as opposed to silently reading entire phrases or sentences at a time in my mind.
I see walking this ancient pilgrim route while reading the book each morning, with another person. A fellow human being who is on the classic pilgrimage path to self. Navigating the outer world we see, while navigating the inner worlds of us with a clear destination of Knowing who and what we are.
Knowing this creates a profound action from within the self: a desire to be in service as Love. If one is in service to the world as Love, then a profound Legacy has been created. "He or she could do no harm to anyone. He or she was the embodiment of Love in human form. He or she brought this planet closer to peace for the betterment of their children and the children of all of us."
October 7-9, 2016, I led a group of men into the desert.
The goal was to guide this group of men through difficult emotional processes both physically and emotionally to push their edges (and mine) while integrating the ego in a loving way, revealing the true Inner Guidance system we all share as one. This two day intensive provided a tangible experience of facing the unknown, as I did during my seventeen day journey at sea alone which was a life-changing transformation of self identity and ego.
This is not deletion of the ego...
This is a congruence of all aspects of self into One and a dissolution of separation by choice, as the body walks hand in hand with Mind and Spirit along a path designed by the Internal Compass we share.
We were there to evolve the human creation of fear based systems. Those walls of separation we created become simple illusions and vanish.
The details of what happened out in the desert will remain a mystery to those who were not there with us.
We set a container of confidentiality which shall forever be honored.
Only the individual men can speak about their own personal experiences.
Perhaps some will...perhaps not...this is the respect we give each other as Brothers.
I will do this Intensive again...in different locations. Contact me for info.
The morning after I finished putting the final touches on an epic one-on-one Adventure Program I am creating, this happened...
June 24, 2016: Early in the morning...
After my morning meditation, I was sitting in the grass with my dog while looking at an adult hawk sitting on a tree limb above me. Over the past month, this became part of my morning ritual. Two adult hawks have a nest near the top of a tall pine tree located on the property where I live.
As I sat there, out of the corner of my eye, I saw something big fly toward the house. I heard a loud noise and knew a large bird hit a sliding glass door. Lucky took off running and arrived before I could. Screeching to a halt after a full sprint, I saw Lucky sitting on the ground staring at a hawk laying on it's back, eyes closed, breathing and out cold.
I didn't have time to go get a towel or something else to wrap around my hands, nor do I have bird of prey gloves laying around. Yes, I could have taken off my shirt and put it around my hands, but I didn't think of that little trick until later. I was acting in the moment as I gently put my right hand under his head. He snapped out of his delirium for a moment with eyes focusing on mine. I froze for a moment as he drifted back into unconsciousness. While he was out, I gingerly slipped my left hand under his back and lifted him up as I stood. While walking him to a cushioned bench to set him down, he woke once more. He did not struggle. He just stared into my eyes. A few moments later, I set him down upon the cushioned bench.
I'm not talking about sitting in a lounge chair and sipping a Mai Tai on a beach somewhere...that's a vacation.
The entire Earth is sacred. There are no exceptions.
The entire Earth calls to me. Perhaps that is why I grew up and into adulthood, in the way I have. A Wandering Free Spirit.
Back in 2011, when I took off on an ADVENTURE, the sea called to me. The Bermuda Triangle actually spoke while I was there alone for days and nights, hundreds of miles out to sea.
Some will say that the Bermuda Triangle is a Power Center. One of many across our planet. I agree, although I was skeptical before I was actually there and was able to experience the place first hand. No mind altering drugs were involved, nor were they needed (a subject I addressed in another blog post which you can access here).
Yesterday, I told the story of my short time on the Isle of Capri in Italy, when I was a teenager to a friend of mine. As I described the place and the events while there, her posture changed and I witnessed a glow in her. Her whole body changed and it sparked a desire in her to go and experience that place. Have you ever listened to a particular song which invigorates your being as you listen to the power of the melody? It is the same.
Where is the place on our planet which calls to you? Stop reading this for a moment, close your eyes, drop down from your mind into your heart and breathe deeply. Perhaps an image of a place will appear.