By Jena Griffiths | December 4, 2016
Some of us have really bad memories when we think of being grounded. Like, being barred up at home with our parents instead of playing with our friends. But what does “being grounded” really mean?
December 8, we’ll be talking to Markus Hirzig on why we need to ground ourselves now more than ever before and what we can do to clear the way to allow the light to anchor more fully through us, how to build a bigger base to embody higher consciousness and also how to bring more joy and manifesting capability into our lives.
The replay will be here after the event.
Who is Markus?
Markus Hirzig has been mentoring people for more than 30 years. He began as as a physiotherapist and for the last 20 years has been an osteopath, as well as a trainer and coach. He has been working closely with spiritual teacher Thomas Huebl for more than 10 years and is a senior mentor in Huebl’s community.
Markus was instrumental in helping me land on planet Earth again after a trip around Mars, Venus, the moon, Jupiter, Saturn, Mercury, the sun, planet X …. join us live for this call or pre-submit questions if you can’t make the live call due to time zone..
Learn more from Markus in Earthuni. Find out more here
By Jena Griffiths | December 1, 2016
Mystical teacher Thomas Hübl offers commentary on recent world events:
Profound, thought provoking advice on becoming a mature citizen of the world.
By Jena Griffiths | December 1, 2016
starting soon. starring you.
first interview this Thursday right here
By Jena Griffiths | February 21, 2016
Earth School now has a second campus called Earthuni.
The site you are on is where you will find guides who can help you with specific challenges.
Earthuni focuses on developing subtle body competencies. Our guide here is Markus Hirzig
Access archive of all previous interviews – go here
By Jena Griffiths | November 15, 2015
(This article was written in response to the Paris massacre.)
The German word for compassion is Mitgefefühl (to feel with) or Mitleid (to suffer with) but this could be a catastrophe for us or the world in general unless we do it consciously.
Read the short version about this in Living Now Magazine – December 2015. (If you only have time for one short piece, read this one.)
The following article goes beyond the usual advice of active support. It is about something additional we can each do, equally important, to change things no matter where we are in the world. (A shorter, earlier version, of the post below is on OM Times community blog. Read it here (1200 words).
As the days passed, I felt something crucial was missing from my perspective in both articles, particularly related to compassion. Friends came forth and filled in some of the blanks, giving me learning experiences related to “deep listening” and also our need to be able to embrace multiple perspectives in order for us all to move forward or evolve as a species. I’ve subsequently added lots more additional notes below, they are really just notes to myself, posted here for anyone else who wants them. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jena Griffiths | August 30, 2015
Here’s a bunch of sea daisies for you, a fragile gift of hope from Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. I took this close up photograph of living coral last month, near Cairns, after making a special trip out there to go see for myself. (The last time I dived in this region was in New Caledonia 18 years ago. )
We are constantly bombarded with terrible news about the state of our planet. And while yes, we do need to take urgent action, we also need to be mindful of what vision of the future we breath life into. I choose a future where we preserve our beautiful blue planet and all life on it.
On this note, have you seen Brad Bird’s new film called Tomorrowland? If not, I urge you to see it, and tell everyone else to see it too. Hollywood has always been a barometer of our collective Zeitgeist, and this important new film indicates that, at last, the collective tide is turning. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jena Griffiths | June 9, 2015
“Every story is a variation on a single theme: This shouldn’t be happening. I shouldn’t be having this experience. God is unjust. Life isn’t fair.” ~ Byron Katie, Loving What Is
“It’s not the problem that causes our suffering; it’s our thinking about the problem.”
Byron Katie shared her wisdom with with us in Earth School and will be here in person in Switzerland in mid July for a 4 day silent retreat in the Alps and also in Zurich for a day as part of her European tour.
Byron Katie is the author of numerous books and a spiritual mentor to millions of people worldwide.
Personally I think her simple 4 questions inquiry process “the work” is the biggest breakthrough ever to end human suffering.
“I discovered that when I believed my thoughts, I suffered, but that when I didn’t believe them, I didn’t suffer, and that this is true for every human being. Freedom is as simple as that. I found that suffering is optional. I found a joy within me that has never disappeared, not for a single moment,” says Katie.
Download the audio version for your ipod/iphone/android:
Byron Katie will be in Europe from 9 July to 2 August 2015
July 18 Zurich – one day workshop (Also in Amsterdam , Paris & Cologne)
July 10-15 – 4 day silence retreat Engelberg, Swiss Alps
July 24 – 2 August – The school for the work
More information on Byron Katie’s schedule visit thework.com also for 24/7 helplines to do the work and free resources.
“The Work is: Judge your neighbor, write it down, ask four questions, turn it around. That’s it. Simple stuff.” ~ Byron Katie, Loving What Is
The 4 questions that can change your life
1. Is it true?
2. Can I absolutely know that it’s true?
3. How do I react when I think that thought?
4. Who would I be without the thought?
Turn it around.
“The Work is merely four questions; it’s not even a thing. It has no motive, no strings. It’s nothing without your answers. These four questions will join any program you’ve got and enhance it. Any religion you have—they’ll enhance it. If you have no religion, they will bring you joy. And they’ll burn up anything that isn’t true for you. They’ll burn through to the reality that has always been waiting.” ~ Byron Katie, Loving What Is
By Jena Griffiths | May 30, 2015
This Thursday, June 4 2015, I’ll be interviewing Mahima Klinge for Earth School. Mahima is the author of “A Rebel’s Guide to Inner Peace”
Topic: Being Happy now is Easy
Date June 4 2015
Time: 11 am CET/Switzerland
What will we discuss?
“How can I be happy every day in a world that is so negative and challenging?”
Mahima will share clear and down to earth spiritual guidance and action steps you can take to discover that “ Being Happy Now is Easy”
She will also share a brief but powerful guided meditation to help you connect to yourself on a profound level.
By the end of this call you will feel, from the very deepest part of your being, that you NOW truly understand and know how to BE inner peace and bring happiness into your daily life
1. Happiness is your purpose
Discover a happiness that is not dependent on any outside circumstances, events, situations or people
2. Lean into positivity
Know what makes you expand and make time and space for those things in your daily life
3. Stand in your Power
Clarity about who you are on a spiritual level and material level are the keys to the kingdom of happiness
Her impressive presences gained from 20 years of meditation training and experience makes her an extremely effective and engaging Teacher, Workshop Leader, Personal Coach and Motivational Speaker.
Mahima is from Zimbabwe, now living in Switzerland. She has dedicated her entire adult life to learning and sharing everything she has mastered in the art of joyful living in the now.
By Jena Griffiths | May 27, 2015
Usually I’m pretty hopeless at reaching out and asking for help. Most of us are. We feel weak reaching out but actually the opposite is true. The other day I heard Brendon Burchard say that he has made it a daily practice to asking one other person for help every day. Why? It keeps him feeling humble and connected! What an enchanting idea. It reminds me of Brene Brown who says, “Vulnerability is a most accurate measurement of courage. It is the core of shame and fear and our struggle for worthiness but it’s also the birthplace of joy, of creativity, of belonging, of love.”
Receiving is also giving. It is a way to help others feel valuable and appreciated.
We fear revealing our of soft underbelly but this is what makes us loveable. Vulnerability is the glue that holds people, couples, societies and even nations together.
Or as they say in Africa, “Ubuntu”. I am because you are. You are because I am.
I like to think of it this way: we switch our own light off a moment so that others can shine.
Some personality strengths may get in the way of your asking for help.
Strong self reliant or stoic characteristics. You can see some of these characteristics in your hands.
Think of reaching out as just one more muscle (a soft tender muscle deep inside) that needs strengthening too.
Here is what I’m going to do.
Make a wish list of all the things I need help with and post it somewhere visible.
Make it a daily habit. Each day I will reach out and ask for help from one other person.
Yiiii…did I say that?
What’s your action plan? Share it below if you dare.
By Jena Griffiths | May 9, 2015
Byron Katie has helped millions of people with ‘The Work’ – a way of questioning and releasing whatever is causing you much suffering.
The following 4 questions are Byron Katie’s gift to humanity.
They are the core of doing ‘The Work’
Here is how I see it:
If you are staring down the throat of an angry lion, all you see are sharp teeth and nothing else.
What to do?
This may surprise you.
Just ask yourself these 4 questions.
1) Is it true?
2) Can you absolutely know that it’s true?
3) How do you react, what happens, when you believe that thought?
4) Who would you be without the thought?
Then do something to shift your perspective.
Turn the thought you are currently breathing life into upside down or inside out.
Instead of thinking “I’m being eaten by a lion”
try on other thoughts for size. Such as, “I’m not being eaten by a lion”,
or “I’m being eaten up by myself” (I am being devoured by my own thoughts)
or “The lion is being eaten by me.” (I am conquering my own thoughts).
Each of these reversals gives you a millisecond to catch yourself
in the act of doing something rather miraculous.
Being the creator –
in the moment.
You are not doing anything wrong. You are simply being creative.
The 4 Qs let you see you have a choice.
Your life is your canvas.
Your thoughts are the colors on your paintbrush.
Stop. Breathe. Smile.
But….there’s no time for all this while being eaten alive?
Try step 1 again……..
I’ve been practicing these 4Qs the last few days. Trying to calm down
and step into a bigger version of myself after getting a yes from
Byron Katie to do an interview for Earth School.
My first thought was yiii..am I really good enough?
So, then I thought, let’s test this process.
Question 1. Is this really true?
I started laughing and was instantly cured.
Give it a try yourself and let me know.
To find out more or to submit questions for this call go here.
Byron Katie will be in Europe giving workshops and talks throughout July.
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