Spiritual Awakening In 2019… Has Something Happened??

Spiritual Awakening In 2019

Spiritual awakening refers to the idea of self realization… A time in which a person realizes profoundly that they are a soul having a human experience.

Have you experienced a spiritual awakening? You might notice “symptoms” like extreme sensitivity or an almost overwhelming realization of your own body, thoughts, and how they are impacting the world around you… For many people, spiritual awakening is a time of confusion. Here in January of 2019, it seems as if we are realizing more often that we are having this experience at the “soul level” that is impacting our lives as humans on Earth. Why is this happening? Is it because of the almost year-long retrograde of the planet Jupiter that might be shifting our belief systems about ourselves, our spirituality, and our relationship with the world? Well, let’s talk about what is happening!

2019 is off to a bang!

Across the world, there are complaints about government authority figures. Here in the United States, millions are up-in-arms over the long-lasting government shutdown over disputes about a border security wall… In France, citizens are protesting high cost of living… In Scandinavia, folks are protesting rising housing costs. The United Kingdom continues to experience trouble related to the “Brexit” issue that still remains un-resolved. Collectively, our species (especially in the “Western World”) is growing more disgruntled with those in positions of authority.

In our own personal lives, people are embracing their own self-worth… More folks (especially in the “Millennial” Generation) are becoming entrepreneurs, traveling the world as “digital nomads”, and attempting to live life on their own terms. Oftentimes, these steps into individual freedom are happening in-spite of authority figures like parents, bosses, or educators who might caution a more “safe” lifestyle that involves working a 9-5 job until Age 65… Collectively, we are realizing that this sort of lifestyle is no good.

Spiritual awakening oftentimes accompanies deep introspection. In our individual lives we are beginning to come to terms with our personal values, desires, talents, insecurities, and questions about reality. When this happens at-scale, it allows us to begin shifting belief systems internally about what is important here at the dawn of 2019. Although this is overall beneficial when we are discussing the evolution of consciousness and the upward trajectory of the human species, it can be an incredibly confusing time if left unanalyzed… That is what this blog is all about!

Spiritual Awakening Is Real

Spiritual awakening is not some term coined by hippies to make themselves sound special… It is a real phenomena that millions of people are understanding collectively. Typically, spiritual awakening might involve “symptoms” like connecting with spiritual forces, experiencing “past life regressions”, or having some other variety of extremely personal experience that defies expectation. In my case, I began having some wild experiences while using psychedelic mushrooms that helped me to realize the true nature of my sober reality… By integrating the experiences that I had on the psychedelic mushroom into my sober experience, I was able to step into a realization that there is “more” to reality than meets the eye. Through my own personal development and research, I began to become more aware of my nature as a spiritual force… A “cause” in this world rather than a victim of circumstance.

The same can happen for you! However, it might be confusing and a bit scary… If you are going through trouble during your “spiritual awakening”, then reach out to me at paul@beyondhomosapien.com if you feel you need a bit of guidance. I am here to help you understand this confusing time of life! More often in 2019, we are stepping into this awareness and navigating together what this is all about.

Spiritual Awakening in 2019 seems to be happening en-masse…

What is spiritual awakening? What are some “signs” or “symptoms” of spiritual awakening??

On this show, Xerces Lewis and I talk about spiritual awakening and what is happening with the collective consciousness here in January of 2019… There are some powerful energies at work and a lot that seems to be happening for our species at the collective level.

The internet is the collective consciousness manifested out into the world for us to navigate. Together, we are awakening and evolving at-scale in a time unlike any other point in human history…. It is important to discuss what is happening here!

When we awaken to our real power, it might be a time where we need some guidance. Let’s help you out!

Spiritual Awakening Re-Defines Time

Spiritual awakening has a weird affect on how we view time…

When we step into our ability to understand that we are a spiritual being having a human existence, we start to unravel the true meaning of time. What do I mean here? Well, essentially we begin to understand that time is just a consecutive version of “now”. All that we are experiencing is just the “continuous now” that continues on into eternity. When viewed as such, time does not exactly exist in a linear fashion. Instead, we understand that all we are experiencing is happening simultaneously to a degree.

What does this concept of time have to do with spiritual awakening?

Spiritual awakening is the realization of our spiritual force within our human bodies. In the consideration of time, we step into an understanding that time and space are all happening at once. All of history is happening in this one moment. This instant of “now” is all that is happening and it echos throughout all of time and space. Of course, I understand that time and space are constant advancing studies in the realm of physics and spectrums of science. However, I am trying to approach this question from more of a philosophical notion rather than one of previous scientific advancement (although the two are symbiotic of course).

When we stop for a moment and reflect on “right now”, we start to understand that this now is all that exists.

Why? We are an infinite being. We are all that there is inside of space and time. Collectively, we are a god-force that permeates every inch of our universe. Our collective consciousness extends out in all directions of time and space. When we understand that are a conglomerate of a collective mind that exists throughout all moments of history and the future inside of THIS moment, then we begin to grasp our power.

Do an experiment: let’s stop and reflect on THIS moment that we are sharing together… You reading these words and me writing.

In this instant, we are joined in the only moment that exists. The continuous now.

What do you notice about this moment?

Is it “less” than anything? Is it greater than anything? Is it somehow undeserving? Is the you that exists in this moment somehow not capable of something? Is this moment striving for anything? Is there anything “bad” about this moment? Is there anything inherently good about it?

The more we reflect on this moment, the more we realize that this moment simply “is”.

It simply exists.

It is all that there is.

And we share it together.

Spiritual awakening is when we step into full awareness of this moment and all that it involves. “This moment” is constantly staring us right in the face.

To take a more tactical perspective on this moment: whenever we want to make progress towards our goals, we constantly think of them as something to work towards… Starting a business in the future, getting a promotion down the road, losing weight over the next 90 days, creating healthier habits over the next month, etc. etc… All of these are goals for “the future”.

What if we reframed goal setting entirely and began to understand that everything that will ever exist is right now?

Effectively, the “future” does not really exist.

“The future” is just a forward propulsion of what we are RIGHT NOW. As we continue to refine THIS moment into that ideal future, that ideal life, and that ideal moment, we begin to attract more of the moments that we seek to fill our reality with… As we habituate this moment into a moment that encapsulates all we hope to accomplish, we realize that all that we hope to accomplish in “the future” exists now.

We already have that imagined future because it exists right now. All we must do is step into that future.

That is why it so important to take immediate action to our goals… That is why taking action on our goals immediately works so well when we are trying to re-create our life into something more beautiful. We continue to mold THIS moment into the moment we hope that it becomes.

However, when we realize that change can happen immediately because “this moment” is all that exists, we understand our real potential. When we change this moment into a powerful, empowered, and profound moment, we line up all bodies of heaven and earth into a single point of synchronicity. Done at-scale across the entire planet, when we all collectively step into the power of “this moment”, we will suddenly have a new planet… If we all align in a powerful moment of empowered synchronicity and unified consciousness, we can truly make “this moment” into something magical.

Facebook Merges Instagram, Whatsapp, And Messenger Into A Mega-App… Answer To WeChat AI Technology?

Facebook Is Merging Instagram, Whatsapp, And Messenger Together… AI Technology Takeover

Did you hear the news today in January of 2019?

Facebook is set to merge Instagram, Whatsapp, and Messenger into one super-app.  This is a crucial topic to explore here in 2019 as the AI technology arms race begins to heat up. When thinking about artificial intelligence globally, we have to see how the world politics and global economy is functioning. At this moment in time, China is facing off against the United States to do battle over who is going to win the race to implement AI technology across a variety of different important markets. This is a topic explored at length in the book “AI Super-Powers: China, Silicon Valley, And The New World Order” by Dr. Kai-Fu Lee. If this is a topic you find interesting, this book is a must-read. I have learned quite a bit about this topic from AI Super-Powers which has informed much of what I will write in this article.

Facebook is facing off against the tech juggernauts of China… Baidu, Tencent, and Alibaba are squaring off with the USA to dominate the AI technology field. Right now, we are exiting out of the stage of AI invention… “Deep learning” was the big invention from this era that allowed machines to begin analyzing and LEARNING what users were doing. AI is now able to recognize patterns across a wide spectrum of consumer behavior and predict that behavior again, at-scale. Deep learning is the sort of technology that powers digital advertising platforms like Facebook or Google Ads here in 2019. This is the power-house discovery of the past few years and has allowed computers to begin to beat world-class players at games like Go.

We are moving into the age of AI technology implementation. What this means is that deep learning technology will begin to disrupt a number of different industries. What began in the world of digital advertising will expand into every aspect of life from healthcare, to food delivery, to music, and much more that has yet to even be imagined. When folks talk about AI technology disrupting job markets and replacing workers, THIS age of implementation is what they are discussing.

The issue here is that China has a MASSIVE jumpstart on the United States in this race…

Why? They have WeChat.

Tencent Vs. Facebook

WeChat is the number one mega app in China. Via this app, users are able to pay for food, book doctor’s appointments, do their laundry, hail a taxi, browse the internet, order takeout, text with friends, and a whole lot more… WeChat is also being constantly expanded. In addition, this app essentially runs the lives of the average consumers in China. It is extremely efficient and widely adopted. Combined with the number of individuals living in China, WeChat gives tech giant Tencent (the app creator) a MASSIVE advantage over Facebook because of the amount and the quality of data being collected by the app.

In order to program effective deep learning algorithms, a company needs data. In fact, they need LOTS of data. Furthermore, the better QUALITY the data gathered, the better.

In the United States, there is not a widely adopted app like WeChat that gives companies an eye into how users are living their daily lives. Although there is plenty of data logging online behavior, there is not so much data in the space of booking doctors, paying for food at the grocery store, ordering at restaurants, and a variety of other uses that WeChat provides. This massive adoption of WeChat has given Tencent eyes into how Chinese consumers are living their lives AND also how they are browsing on the internet. Additionally, given the wide adaptation of this app across the 1.4 billion people living in China, Tencent simply has MORE data in addition to having a higher quality of data.

Facebook is more than aware of this gap in the market.

In order to win the AI Technology race, Facebook is forced to innovate. This is what is happening here in January 2019 with the announced merger of Messenger, Isntagram, and Whatsapp. Unfortunately, I think it might have happened too slow. Tencent already has such a massive advantage and the gap is widening significantly with every passing month. Chinese entrepreneurs are already jumping on-board the AI technology bandwagon and beginning to innovate quickly while Silicon Valley entrepreneurs struggle to find a way to even begin collecting data at the same level of scale.

Instagram + Facebook + Whatsapp

Combining Instagram together with Facebook and Whatsapp additionally does not even sound like much of an overhaul…

Indeed, all that Facebook is doing is combining the messenger platforms of these three apps. In other words, Facebook and Instagram will still be separate but a user on Instagram will be able to message a user on Whatsapp and vice versa. Personally, I believe we will see a massive push to get users to begin using these messenger platforms to pay for goods in the same way as apps like the Cash app are able to accomplish. In fact, I would not be surprised if some acquisition was announced where Facebook purchases a company like Cash in order to acquire their data. If Facebook is going to compete with Tencent, they need high-quality data QUICKLY.

What will happen here in 2019? It is an interesting time in our world as these mega tech giants begin to square off against each other from across the Pacific Ocean. Together, their combined tech arms-race could evolve our species and re-define the human experience. AI technology is here and we are just getting started implementing it across a wide spectrum of different industries. Get ready and stay tuned!

6 Natural Remedies For Anxiety

Natural Remedies For Anxiety

“Natural remedies for anxiety” is something folks want these days…

Thankfully, our collective civilization is awakening to the idea that prescription drugs do not hold all the answers. In today’s world, there are more folks who are looking for natural remedies to depression, anxiety, autism, and a number of other mental health conditions. I have good news: it is quite possible! In fact, this is exactly the solution I took. As someone whose on the autism spectrum, I have had a host of mental health struggles over my lifetime. Starting about two years ago, I made a resolution to rid myself from mental health conditions using purely natural remedies. Instead of taking prescription medication that I knew would just make my conditions worse, I decided to take the natural route!

Natural remedies for anxiety were bountiful once I began looking. As a result, I have been able to dramatically reduce my anxiety. Before going down this road, I was constantly overwhelmed and feeling in a state of “fight or flight” at all times. There was even a period where I was suffering from panic attacks almost everyday before heading into work. As of this writing in January 2019, I have not suffered a panic attack in more than a year. Instead of controlling my life and my behavior, I have been able to overcome anxiety and cease the hold that it had over my life.

Overcoming anxiety does not have to be difficult… Even though anxiety disorders in 2019 seem to be more common than ever, rest assured that there is a wealth of knowledge available for how to cure anxiety once and for all. Let’s dive in! Need help? Feel free to reach out to me by email at paul@beyondhomosapien.com. Here to help if you need it!

How To Cure Anxiety

Is it possible to “cure” anxiety?

Honestly, I have found that it is more possible to understand that there are gifts in all discomforts. Anxiety is oftentimes the result of an over-active mind. For example, as someone on the autism spectrum, I am hyper-sensitive to the world around me. Whether it is sound, smell, touch, or the emotions of myself or others, I have found myself to be consistently hyper-sensitive and aware to the world around me… Before I got a handle on my anxiety, I was suffering. However, now that I have learned how to help anxiety, I understand that my anxiety disorder is the “shadow” aspect of a super-power: my hyper-sensitivity.

Here’s what I’m trying to say: overcoming anxiety is very possible. However, it is most effective to learn how to channel that energy into something more positive… Anxiety is just energy… Energy cannot be destroyed… It can only change form.

The opposite emotion of anxiety is excitement.

In a sense, anxiety is excitement working against you! Instead of feeling happy and stoked for what is about to happen, we worry and stress over the unknown. This is happening both inside our minds but also physiologically… In fact, anxiety is happening inside of our bodies more than we know. Especially in the case of myself and other highly sensitive or empathic individuals, anxiety is happening almost entirely at the phzsyiological level.

Understanding that anxiety happens physiologically is crucial in learning how to turn that anxious energy into excitement for the future.

Let’s get into the tactical tools that worked for me! I’m confident these will help you considerably.

No. 1. Hydration!

Did you know that the vast majority of Americans are dehydrated?

Also, did you know that if you contract the symptoms of dehydration with the most commonly diagnosed “mental illnesses”, you will see some crazy crossovers?

Here are some of the symptoms of dehydration:

  • Food cravings.
  • Fatigue.
  • Anxiety.
  • Depression.
  • Headaches.
  • Dry skin.
  • Inability to urinate.
  • Digestion issues.

Making hydration a priority literally changed my life…

I took Alex Charfen’s “10 Day Natural Thirst Challenge” and it radically shifted how I feel about water.

You see, when we are dehydrated, our bodies become anxious. Why? Because we do not think there is enough water to go around!

We automatically go into a state of “fight-or-flight” (aka extreme anxiety) because our bodies start to think that the vital ingredient of water is not available… This is what happens when we drink too much coffee, forget to drink water, spend a night drinking and not rehydrating, or any number of ways to become dehydrated.

You will be absolutely shocked when you make hydration a priority.

At present, I drink around 2 gallons of water a day.

It is life-changing…

Many folks are afraid of health problems from drinking too much water. Although it is certainly possible to die from too much water, it is extremely rare… How does it happen? It is important to understand WHY people die from drinking too much water. It happens because the individual drinks so much water that they begin flushing their body of electrolytes like salt, magnesium, and potassium (most usually salt). This often happens when individuals are exercising vigorously and drinking TONS of water… In other words, they are sweating like crazy, using a lot of electrolytes, and drinking TONS of water (1-2 gallons usually) without replenishing their electrolytes. In these cases, yes it is dangerous to drink too much water. However, if your body is at rest and you are taking in enough salt (which most folks in the Western World have in excess), then you will be totally fine.

If you are really worried about drinking too much water, just add some salt to your water! First of all, it tastes really good (i’m talking a few tablespoons… not handfuls) and it helps you to ensure your electrolyte balance is good to go. I do this often just because I enjoy the taste and I’m a big fan of getting enough salt.

Honestly, everything in excess can be dangerous… If you drink too much water and not enough salt, you can die. However, the opposite is true as well! If you take in way too much salt, you can also die! Everything in life is about ensuring your body is balanced and this is no different.

Do not let your fear rob you of the AMAZING benefits of drinking ALOT of water… Your life will seriously change.

A great place to start is CHUGGING a lot of water first thing in the morning, right when you wake up!

This tells your body “hey, there’s plenty of water around here!” and starts the day off on a great foot. In fact, just doing this alone will help significantly with anxiety. However, again, you will be absolutely shocked of what happens when you give your body all the water it needs… It is truly life-changing.

No. 2. Meditation!

Meditation is my No. 1 tool for how to help anxiety. If you are looking at overcoming anxiety, meditation is the single best thing you can do for yourself. For me, meditation in the morning is a “non-negotiable”… It is like brushing my teeth. This is single-handedly one of the most important steps to get started with eliminating anxiety once and for all.

How to meditate?

Here’s an episode of the show that I did completely around this topic. You can also check out this post:

If you don’t have time for all that, here are a few tips:

Meditation does not have to be difficult. If you’re looking to start overcoming anxiety, simply laying on your back and breathing in and out of your nose for 5-10 minutes is a FANTASTIC place to start! When it comes to learning how to meditate, make it simple. Meditation is a gentle path, not one filled with difficulty and complexity.

Guided meditations are another wonderful place to begin. There are plenty of amazing guided meditations on YouTube like this one by Louise Hay. If you are confused around where to begin with meditation, doing a guided meditation is a fantastic way to make this easy on yourself with some amazing benefits.

Lastly, if you want something a bit more complex, try out something like Transcendental Meditation. Although a bit more complicated, hundreds of thousands of folks have found peace and prosperity following the TM method. Here is a guided meditation to get you started. 

Natural remedies for anxiety like meditation are absolutely key. Again, I cannot overstate enough the importance meditation has had on my life. Whether you choose a simple path or something more complex, making meditation a part of your daily routine is essential to start overcoming anxiety in your life.

No. 3. Supplements!

Natural remedies for anxiety that involve supplements can be incredibly effective. Although there are some crazy products on the market that make all sorts of promises, it is important to do some research and buy products that work well for you. Obviously, since we are going the natural route, make sure that you are using plant-based products that make sense to you. Ideally, supplements that exist naturally in your body already are key. When it comes to overcoming anxiety, here are a few that I take everyday:

If you are on a budget and can only go for one of these options, go for the Ashwaganda Root!

It is an herb existing in nature that has POWERFUL anti-anxiety affects. This is the epitome of a natural remedy for anxiety… In the past year, this supplement has had a massive impact on my abilities to navigate the world free from anxiety. Whenever I do not take Ashwaganda, I notice a huge difference. It is one of my most important allies when it comes to overcoming anxiety.

I also consider herbal teas to count in this category! I’m a huge fan of Kava Tea from Yogi brand teas. I drink this almost every night. Kava is another natural herb similar to Ashwaganda that has powerful anti-anxiety properties.

Additionally, if you enjoy caffeine, try out Positive Energy tea from the same brand. This tea combines caffeinated black tea with Ashwaganda root for a powerful combination that will leave you feeling relaxed and energized instead of jittery from anxiety… In fact, I think I’m going to go make a glass now! I just sold myself…

No. 4. Daily Walks!

This is one of our simplest natural remedies for anxiety: go for a daily walk!

Here’s the thing about going for a walk: when we are walking slowly instead of running or moving fast, something very important happens to our brain. You see, anxiety is a process of being in “fight or flight” mode… The reason we feel anxious is because our bodies are convinced that there is something dangerous happening.

When we are walking, something happens to this “fight or flight” process…

Walking tells our body that “hey, everything is OK!”. It programs our physiology into believing that there is nothing wrong. If there was, then we would be running, right? Although running and exercise is also a powerful tool for overcoming anxiety, it is essential to mix in the power of going for a daily walk to tell our body “hey, everything is OK!” and help ourselves stay out of “fight-or-flight”. Sometimes, when we are in the midst of dealing with serious anxiety, it might be too much to ask ourselves to ALSO make a serious effort to learn how to workout properly… When this is the case, just going for a simple daily walk can be life changing.

If you can, go for a barefoot walk! This massages the most sensitive receptors in our body. It is like you have gone to a powerful massage therapist and experienced a wonderful foot massage (because you have!). Additionally, walking barefoot helps drain the lymph nodes inside of our feet and causes our bodies to de-toxify and process and release trauma or stress chemicals that have built up inside of our bodies. The power of going for a barefoot walk cannot be over-stated. Give it a try! I promise that it will not hurt as much as you might think. In fact, if you experience some pain, this means you need to go for a barefoot walk more than ever! This is the pain you feel from your lymph nodes receiving a much-needed massage… Just in the same way sore muscles in your body might feel pain if you go to the massage therapist after years of suffering.

Daily walks are an essential part of my daily routine of overcoming anxiety. Of course, if possible, go to nature and breathe deeply of the forest air! This will help you eliminate anxiety faster than you thought possible. It is essential.

No. 5. Mindset!

Although perhaps not the “quick fix” most people are looking for, this is huge and must be mentioned!

It is crucial to hone your mindset and turn it into a weapon that works FOR you instead of against you!

Learning all about the Law of Attraction completely changed how I approach my life…

When we struggle with anxiety, we feel like a victim. In many cases, the reason you first developed anxiety might be the result of living in a traumatic home. If you are someone like me, you struggle with anxiety as a result of some other mental condition like being on the autism spectrum. Circumstances like this can make you feel like a victim! In many cases, perhaps you WERE the victim. If this is you, then I am really sorry for what you have been through! However, it is important to know that you can leave this trauma in the dirt where it belongs.

You are not a victim.

In fact, when we realize just how powerful we really are, everything changes.

You are a co-creator of your reality.

The world is not happening TO you.

YOU are happening to the world.

When you wrap your head around this truth, it changes your life. For me, I began to see how I was CREATING more anxious situations because I felt like this was where I needed to be… It is what felt normal. When we get stuck in these sorts of situations, we forget that it is not normal to be anxious. In fact, peace is what is normal. When we finally “get it” that we gravitate automatically towards where our bodies and minds are comfortable, we see how we continue to re-create the same patterns over and over again.

Here’s the truth: you CAN change this reality. You have that power. In fact, right now, you might be creating patterns in your life that continue to keep you stuck in an anxious cycle that you struggle to break-out of experiencing. Trust me, I have been there before myself! It can be tough to look in the mirror and understand that you have complete responsibility over your life…

Now, I am not saying that it is your FAULT that your life is how it is… In fact, it is certainly not your fault. You have suffered some sort of trauma in your life that placed you in exactly the situation you find yourself today. However, once you embrace your power, you now have the RESPONSIBILITY to change. You owe it to yourself.

You owe it to the world to find your voice and heal your life. There is so much that you can contribute.

There are thousands waiting for you to find your gift, your voice, and your message. If anything, you owe it to them to make this happen… No matter how hard it might be to change your mind about how your life works and operates.

No. 6. Counseling!

I have worked with the Talkspace Online Therapy service now for two years! It has been amazing.

Have you heard of Talkspace before? It is an online therapy app and website where you are matched with a therapist who is exactly suited for what you are struggling to overcome… This is a fantastic way to receive personalized help for whatever is happening in your life. Through Talkspace, I was able to find a therapist who specializes in helping adults who struggle with autism and similar issues. She has also helped me crush my anxiety, realize and accept that I am gay, heal from previous trauma in my life, and seriously educate my world-view and how I fit into my life. It has been amazing.

If you have any inklings that counseling is for you, definitely try Talkspace! You can click here for $50 off your first month. I highly recommend you give it a try!

Conclusion: How To Cure Anxiety!

Do we ever “cure” anxiety?

Again, we learn how to take that anxious energy and re-direct it into the excitement that it can become!

Although when we are in the midst of anxious energy, it can be impossible to understand that the grass IS greener on the other side. When anxious energy is present, there is also the energy of excitement. In fact, that is all that anxiety really is! It is excited energy that is harming you. Instead of being excited and filled with joy about the life you are experiencing, your brain is focused on the fearful and negative aspects of what might be lying ahead. Honestly, this is a normal reaction to “the unknown”. When we understand that it is a normal emotion, we might feel more empowered with our ability to change.

The methods here in this guide can help… However, at the end of the day, it is YOU who will do the healing. When you REALLY are ready to be free from anxiety, you will make the choice to dedicate yourself to destroying anxiety once and for all. Instead of just learning coping mechanisms for anxiety, you understand that you create your reality… If anxiety is present, it is ultimately our own choice. It is what we do with that energy that matters. Instead of suffering from anxious energy that is tearing you apart and causing health issues, you can re-direct that energy in a positive direction.

YOU have the power.

YOU can change your life.

It is time to decide and realize that you deserve to start overcoming anxiety and using that energy for positivity instead of letting it control your life.

Again, I was right where you might be today… If you need help, reach out to me! I am here. Send me an email at paul@beyondhomosapien.com if you have questions! I will be in touch <3

Navigating Fear Of Failure | Kim Fiske

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Fear Of Failure Holds Us Back

How can we make headway towards overcoming fear of failure? In today’s world, so many people are crippled by a fear of failure that never allows them to make any progress towards their goals… When we fail to achieve our goals individually due to fear, it causes a ripple effect into society that results in collective progress stagnating due to a collective level of fear. When this is viewed at the macro level, it is seen as a blight on our society that affects us from the individual and spans out to the collective level of consciousness.

Kim Fiske helps individuals navigate through fear of failure as they move towards accomplishing the goals they have for their life! Kim is the author of the book “The Monster Under The Bed”. She has worked to help folks overcome and navigate their fears as they move in a healthier direction in their life. Her extensive research into the science behind how our mind is programmed has resulted in her developing an excellent perspective around HOW fears are hard-wired into our brain from a young age… More importantly, Kim has found some ways to re-program our brains around success, courage, and abundance.

You can find Kim and links to her book by following this link to her website.

On today’s show, we are going to talk about fear of failure and how to navigate through this storm on the way to becoming courageous! We dive into discussing some creative solutions for navigating our fears. When we get creative, it activates parts of our brain that are more receptive to taking action and having fun instead of falling into procrastination and stagnation.

Fear exists along a spectrum… The principle of polarity is always at work in our universe… Fear can be transmuted into courage through an understanding of what’s possible. When we achieve a balanced perspective towards fear, it begins to look less scary.

Let’s help you overcome and navigate fear of failure! It doesn’t have to hinder you forever 🙂

Sexual Healing

Sexual Healing At The Collective Level

How can we begin to commence sexual healing?

For thousands of years, our species has suffered at the hands of fundamentalist religious organizations and stunted our collective healing around sexuality. Here’s the truth: sex is normal. It is an essential part of life. It is completely not the case that sex is evil, only supposed to happen between married couples, or any of the nonsense taught by organizations like the fundamentalist Christian church where I was raised.  In reality, sex is a beautiful and essential element of the human experience. Sex is a spiritual practice. When we engage in consensual sex with another individual, we are participating in a sacred and beautiful act that helps our souls evolve individually and collectively.

Sexual healing is essential. The more we learn, the more important sex becomes. In the case of men, sex is an essential part of balancing the testosterone hormone. In order to experience healthy and balanced testosterone levels, a man must maintain a healthy sex life. Symptoms of low testosterone include depression, lethargy, low muscle-mass, a weakened immune system, moodiness, and a variety of other scientifically backed principles. Maintaining a healthy sex life is essential for overall health in men and women.

So how can we facilitate sexual healing?

What must we do in order to heal collective wounds around sexual trauma and mis-information?

Sexual healing must begin. If we desire to heal our collective species and evolve into the more beautiful versions of ourselves we know is possible, it is imperative that we heal these collective wounds around sexuality. When we begin sexual healing internally, we open the doors for the collective. When we begin healing within our own selves, we magnify healing out into the world at-scale. In order to heal collectively, we must start by healing within.

Let’s explore how sexual healing can begin!

Sexual Healing And Eroticism

Sex is meant to be a fun and spiritual activity that helps a person express themselves fully! In today’s world, sex is demonized in many parts of the world… It is condemned as sinful or worse…

In truth, sex is a fun and exciting activity that keeps human beings healthy. Due to thousands of years of misinformation around sexuality and eroticism, we have been misled to believe that sex only serves for procreation. We are taught lies by fundamentalist organizations that tell us sex is only to be used between married folks looking to create babies. By no means is sex taught as an actual passionate art. There is no education around “how to have good sex”. If anything, the overall feel in the collective consciousness around sex gravitates more towards avoidance of sex, mentioning protective measures around sex, teaching abstinence, and helping people to essentially NOT have sex. Although it is certainly essential to practice safe-sex and only engage in sex with consensual partners, our species needs greater education around “how to have good sex” that is fun, fulfilling, and erotic.

Thankfully, there is emerging conversation around sexual healing. Our collective consciousness is awakening to the idea that sex is meant to be playful, fun, exciting, and erotic. We are realizing that sexuality is an essential part of the human experience. As we continue to explore sexual healing, eroticism, kinky fantasies, passionate sex, and passion in all its forms, we can start to mend the collective wounds. As we explore this new and exciting road, it is important to have proper education in-place to help men and women experience passionate and erotic sex in a healthy way.

Jaiya is a sex educator who helps folks unlock their erotic passion and enjoy sexual healing through her Erotic Blueprints method. For decades, Jaiya has been involved in studying and facilitating sexual healing in order to allow her clients to experience the passionate and erotic sex that they deserve to have as humans. Jaiya has published books, created courses, and opened the doors to a new era of sexual passion and enjoyment that is ours to explore collectively.

Jaiya came on the show to share here Erotic Blueprint method and help us understand how to begin sexual healing both individually and collectively:

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Here’s a quick breakdown on the Erotic Blueprint model developed by Jaiya:

Sexual eroticism is divided into five primary Erotic Blueprints!

Here they are with a brief description of how each one works. By understanding our Erotic Blueprints, we can facilitate sexual healing internally and with our partners by understanding one another… In the same way that understanding someone’s Myers Briggs Personality Type helps you understand their personality.

Here are the five blueprints:

No. 1. Energetic.

Folks with an Energetic Erotic Blueprint are aroused and sexually awakened in the moments leading up to sex. They are energetically receptive to sex… This means they can experience no-touch orgasms, orgasms off anticipation, and a variety of other unique ways to enjoy the sexual experience. Energetic types are more turned-on by the actions leading up to the actual act of sex. In order for an Energetic Blueprint to have a fulfilling sexual experience, they must have a loooong anticipation period before any actual penetration occurs. The “shadow” side of an Energetic Blueprint is that a person not aware of their Blueprint might find themselves NOT enjoying sex because they are unaware of their need to experience a long period of foreplay and energetic anticipation prior to any sort of sexual activity.

No. 2. Sensual.

Those with a Sensual Erotic Blueprint experience sexuality through their senses. For this individual, it is essential that ALL of their senses be engaged in order for an ideal sexual experience. For example, a Sensual Blueprint might want candles lit, lights dimmed, sexy music playing, a long period of cuddling prior to sex, and blankets to keep them from getting cold. They want to enjoy having all their senses engaged. A “super-power” of the Sensual Blueprint is their ability to experience orgasm off sensations of taste, cuddling, or even music. Again, they experience sex through their senses at a much greater degree than any of the other Blueprints. The “shadow” aspect of this Blueprint could be a tendency to not allow themselves enough time to fully get “in the zone”… For a person possessing a Sensual Erotic Blueprint, it is essential to have this adequate time of cuddling and sensual arousal prior to engaging in sex.

No. 3. Sexual.

Folks with a Sexual Erotic Blueprint (like me!) want to get down to business. These individuals LOVE nudity, penetration, passion, and the actual act of sex. The “super power” of a Sexual Blueprint is the ability to become aroused quickly, orgasm quickly, and engage in some of the most passionate sex possible. Sexual folks are not complex and oftentimes make the most sense on paper… We just like sex! The “shadow side” of a Sexual Blueprint is the inability to relate with the other Blueprints. In the mind of a “Sexual”, sex is simple and does not require huge amounts of foreplay… However, if the partner of a Sexual Blueprint is NOT a Sexual, then there can be issues as it might be difficult for the Sexual individual to relate and understand the other. This is why sexual education around Erotic Blueprints is so important!

No. 4. Kinky.

The world of Kink is vast. In our interview, Jaiya explained that there are two main types of Kink: situational and emotional. Those who favor situational Kink enjoy using ropes, being dominated, or using any number of toys in the bedroom. Those who favor emotional Kink might enjoy role-playing or other varieties of situations that change the dynamic of sex from an emotional perspective. The “super power” of the Kinky Blueprint is their ability to be creative. Truly, Kink is an endless rabbit hole that only ends where creativity cannot produce more kinky scenarios. Kinky individuals often find that once one fantasy has been satisfied, another slightly more intense fantasy takes its place. The “shadow” of the Kinky Blueprint is shame at the personal or societal level… It can be difficult for a Kinky individual to discuss their desires with their partners for fear of being shamed or embarrassed. One more reason why sexual healing and education is SUCH an important movement: we have to understand one another in order to engage in passionate healing around sex and eroticism.

No. 5. Shapeshifter.

The Shapeshifter Erotic Blueprint shares aspects of all the other four types. Shapeshifters are a sort of sexual hybrid that can morph and change into whatever turns-on their partner. In a sense, a Shapeshifter is naturally suited towards being more comfortable in the bedroom. They are able to shift between blueprints and provide sexual pleasure in whatever way their partner needs. This is their “super power”: Shapeshifters are the most naturally adept at the sexual experience. However, this ability can come with a heavy price. The “shadow” side of the Shapeshifter Blueprint is the fact that they require an extremely full and diverse sexual experience in order to be truly satisfied. In order for a Shapeshifter to have the passionate sex they can truly achieve, their large appetite for sex must be fulfilled. For them to live at their fullest erotic potential, a Shapeshifter Blueprint needs to be filled in every way possible in each of the four primary Erotic Blueprints. Sometimes, it can be hard for them to receive to such a degree.

Want to learn your Erotic Blueprint? Go take Jaiya’s Free Assessment by clicking this link! 

Sexuality is more profound than we know. In order for us to experience the sexual healing that is our birthright, we need to come together in education and mutual support. Instead of snickering at the mention of sex, we should pursue this aspect of the human experience and see sex for what it really is: a powerful and spiritual tool for connection. In our world, more connection is what we need… More of this conception around us all being one. We are all of us one and we all are united in the march forward in sexual healing, even if there are those of us still detracting from the conversation. Ultimately, love and connection will win the day.

Sex With AI Technology

Will sex with AI Technology ever be a “Good idea”? Can a robot ever replace intimate partnership with another person?

As we continue forward into the future, this question of relationships with AI technology will become more of an issue…

Especially once VR technology is in the mix, it will become a very real possibility for someone to begin having a real romantic relationship with an artificial intelligence… What are the dangers here? Could it ever be a “good idea” to start having romantic relations with a robot?

Is it possible that this is the future of the species? That the future organism on this planet is some mix of robots and humans, perhaps somehow formulated inside of a sexual partnership between the two?

Although this might seem like science fiction now, we are moving towards a future where it is an immediate concern regarding how robots in the bedroom will play out.

Ultimately, this question relies on getting back to what’s important in life: our relationships. We might see folks using AI technology as a substitute for relationships because folks are too scared to talk to their romantic partners about what’s REALLY going on inside of the relationship. Instead of sorting it out, folks could turn to the AI lovers to fill the hole.

In order to ensure we do not have such a cold fate, it is essential that we mend our relationships. This requires folks being authentic and truthful with one another here in 2019. If we want to avoid a future where the majority of people are substituting partnerships with AI lovers, we have to step up to the plate and begin having REAL conversations with one another.

On this show I talked to Michael Lauria about the idea of intimate sexual relationships with AI technology. Here’s the real issue here: folks are lonely. We need love in this world. It’s time to understand that the reason why someone would value having sex with a robot over a human is because they’ve been harmed in their relationships.

Here’s what’s real in the world: relationships are the most important things in our lives.

If we are having a bad relationship with our romantic partner, it will show up in every other area. It will affect our business, our health, our ability to stick to goals, and everything in between. If left un-addressed, it will manifest in all areas of life.

If we are given the opportunity to begin having romantic or intimate relationships with robots, there is a danger that many folks will turn to that option because their own relationships are going south. If folks are unable to address what’s really happening in their life, it will show up everywhere else.

That’s why it’s so important to cultivate healthy relationships. Be about it… Do the work to make relationships the #1 priority in your life, because they always are even if you pretend that is not the case.