365 Books to Bliss: Book 9 — “Karmic Healing” By, Djuna Wojton

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You know how I truly discovered karma, past lives and all that jazz?  It was painful. It lasted 3 days last January or February.   It  included me having seizures — and it is the subject of  one of the books I’m writing this year.

When I least expected it…  as I was walking into a client call — something in my brain snapped. I’ll spare the details for my own book. But, I will tell you that for three days my mind traveled to 15th century Italy, and I saw things and people who I apparently knew.  I swam through centuries and experiences in what felt like both an instant ans a million years.  When I came out of it, I’d gained a truck load of  understanding about the twists and turns my life has taken.

I also was able to research the information that was given to me, as my hubby dutifully took notes while I suffered (good man he is).  All the info I could research has been validated. Some will require more research. It was the most painful and amazing thing that ever happened to me, and has certainly put a cherry on top of my “death is dumb and doesn’t really exist” cake.

I bought “Karmic Healing” at the Bodhi Tree bookstore cuz my FB friend, Jamie Flannigan told me to go there.  Loved that place. If you’re  in LA — visit there.

“Karmic Healing” is a journey through case studies and exercises that reveal how peeps got over their karmic blocks. Some are past life related. Some are current life related. And, some are just related to the need to know ourselves better.  So it’s helpful on all levels, and also speaks to the importance of following up with meditations or some other form of healing in order to keep blocks gone once they are cleared. So, that patterns don’t come back to bite us in the bums.

I can never read enough spiritual growth books. They help me slow down. I’m using this book to safely go back to those places I went to last year, and find out more. But, only when the need for current life growth arises. So, every day.



I’m reading 365 Books this year. Think I’m Crazy?

365 Books to Bliss: Book 5 — “Rich Dad Poor Dad” By, Robert Kiyosaki

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Found this one at the local thrift and remembered how popular it was when it came out.  As an entrepreneur and life coach, I NEED to keep educated on money matters.

I Loooooved about 97 pages of this book, then, for me it got dull. In the beginning, Kiyosaki introduced me to a new way of looking at cash flow — with words instead of numbers.  Wow that was helpful! And the lesson to “buy only assets, not liabilities” was an eye opener.  He explains how lots of us, especially those who don’t quite strike it rich –buy liabilities like cars and houses. I have neither (by choice), so I figure I’m on the road to millions.

When the book was good, I learned a lot, and that is important. If this book was written today (not in 1997), it may have included some info about how our thoughts create our world. After all, he does say that it is our view of money and its power that creates our relationship with it.  It’s all about attitude, isn’t it? He hints at this throughout.

He then spends lots of time teaching about what we can invest in and how to know if it’s  right for you.  Investments like stocks, bonds and real estate seem to be big for him personally. But, he says you gotta love  what you invest in.

It’s kinda funny to me, because I actually think its a whole lot easier to get rich than what he explains. I think old systems are changing because they no longer work, and the door is open for a new kind of bazillionaire.

That said — there are still plenty of peeps making it work by owning huge corporations like McDonalds, who are using their money to literally kill their people and their planet with GMO foods, toxic chemicals and such — but, the very foundation that these systems are built on is shaking. Maybe in 1997 it was still honorable to be the owner of McDonalds, and own a monopoly on the world’s supply of  potatoes  apples and beef. I don’t know. I was in High School then and sharing a 2 cheeseburger meal  with my friends  after school with the money I made working.

Sales are huge. These people can sell anybody on anything. But, you too can sell your ideas.

If we take that mental leap, and say “I am rich” that does wonders! I believe in making my money work for me, and even if I only have $100, you best believe that that $100 will be making me $200 or more.  The rich dad attitude would agree with that too.

Today, there are tons of people who are just waking up out of an unconscious state of being and  have inherited debt and poor money management from that time in their lives. (Um. like me).

So how do you catch up, get rich and change your relationsship with money?

here are my simple rules:

  • Think rich with an attitude of gratitude (not only is it already yours, but you are grateful for it)
  • Scrap every liability you can (for my hubby and me — this even meant cell phones)
  • Create a spiritual connection with money: money is simply energy and you need it to fulfill your purpose, right? Know that the universe knows this, and you will be taken care of. (this will happen most successfully when you are in alignment with the youest you)
  • Make your money work for you (are u an entrepreneur? can  you use your home for an office? Can you teach classes about your profession at home)
  • Take the risk of unlearning what you used to think about money… get coaching or team up with people who know what they are doing and succeeding in today’s world

There’s so much ore to write on this subject. Our Blissed Life program goes deeper into  how to achieve financial freedom. And, we will be sharing more advice here too.  Until then… think  ” Thank goodness that I am rich and my money works for me,” and see where that gets you today!

I’m  reading 365 books this year…woah!



Selling Sugar Highs For Gold

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I used to sell candy in school.  I was just talking with my brother yesterday about how when we were younger we used to always be in some sort of hustle to either make some money or at least a name for ourselves — both of which we did successfully.

I was dealing Nerds and Now & Later’s to the kids at school for a premium.

It was great money back then.  I got to eat candy and make money all day.  What’s more, people were coming to me for their sugar fix all the time.  I was the go-to-guy. I brought a product that had high demand and low supply to a bunch of already wired kids.

I was the only 7th grader with gold on my hands.  That was in style back then.  Eventually someone got jealous and they called my parents about the jewelry.  After telling my parents an outlandish lie about getting the rings and bracelet from a friend, we went right back to where we were minus the bling.

I learned that I couldn’t flaunt the things that I got and that if I was going to be truly triumphant — I was going to have to be more concerned about the big picture than getting some quick treats with my money.

Don’t sell one candy just to get another.

Selling sugar was the first step that I took towards being a free thinking industrialist.  I was always looking for an edge that would defy the general logical rules that  hold us down.

As a teenager, I didn’t want to listen to the adults around me anyways.  I was doing something different, and it was really just for the sake of doing it.  Candy was easy to sell and relatively danger- free.  Of course, right now I would tell you that the candy I was selling was just a grade better than selling real drugs, but media said otherwise back then.  Candy was a free food that not only wouldn’t hurt, but was also a normal thing to eat everyday… all day.

Reflecting back, I feel like I was just another dealer peddling to a bunch of junior high crack heads seeking out the blue sugar from my Jolly Ranchers.

I might not be proud of what I put in these kids’ systems now, but it helped to sculpt me into the man that I am today.  I love Clients.  I love providing a quality product to clients, and watching their own version of a sugar high when they are pleased with my services.  I like finding the ways of showing my self worth through unconventional methods.  I never wanted to be sitting behind a desk printing out TPS reports, and I never did.  I am a proud outcast of the “get in line” system.  I guess that a part of me will always be selling candy.  I have merely learned to sweeten my products with the alternative.