Radical Lifestyle Redesign III: Time to “Burn The Boats” (Or, Your Moment of Confirmation)

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Many people want to change their lives, but few actually do – why is this? Perhaps it’s because they aren’t truly “all in”. What then separates those who succeed from those who don’t? Virtually everyone we have spoken with on the Ownstream Podcast, or just in the flow of life, who has pulled off of the mainstream path creating something truly their “own” have done what we call “burn the boats”. In other words, they have taken irrevocable, and often dramatic, action in the direction of their life’s calling. This sometimes means leaving a job, moving across the world, selling everything and traveling or some other radically different, out of the box, act. In this article, we discuss why this is so and break down the specific steps to successfully designing your own “burn the boats” (or “confirmation”, as we call it) moment.

OS30: Patrick Haize – Addiction, Matrix Deprogramming, Adventure & More

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Patrick Haize is a true renaissance man. He wears various hats, coaches people on an assortment of skills and practices, and leads adventures into sacred locations in nature around the world. More and more, people are breaking out of the cookie-cutter design of work and life by simply following their excitement, healing themselves, and helping others. So, in Patrick’s case, he does a variety of things, each though focused on one ultimate goal – raising consciousness. In this episode, we discuss his amazing recovery from heroin addiction, and the vitally important spiritual growth which has ensued, how he deprogrammed himself from the matrix plus the difference between the synthetic matrix and the Gaian matrix, his purpose and how he helps others find theirs & how music remains his passion. His life is a living testament to his calling of consciousness, and how layered and textured that path can appear. It stands in stark contrast to the many who need things to fit into boxes, obsessed with control, following the rules. For Patrick, and for many others like him, the new earth is here and he is showing the way. Are you willing to follow? Enjoy!

OS29: Dr. Eric Pearl – Reconnective Healing & The Power of True “Knowing”

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Some dozen or so years ago, Dr. Eric Pearl had a thriving chiropractic practice in Los Angeles and seemed to be leading a fairly ‘normal’ life. That is, until the lights came on – literally. One night, Dr. Pearl was awoken to find the lights had turned on in his bedroom. Certain of a prowler, he climbed out of bed with his beloved Doberman by his side, only to find no one had burglarized his home. The following days and weeks though at his office forecast a very uniquely different sort of arrival. This explains the dawn of Reconnective Healing, a revolutionary healing modality which – to Dr. Pearl – stands at the true leading edge of health, science and consciousness. We had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Pearl some years ago at one of his workshops, and indeed the frequencies of energy which flow during the simple practice of reconnective healing are profoundly elegant, vivifying and truly have an intelligence all their own. This podcast episode delves into the nuances of the practice, covers more of the story of “how” these frequencies began flowing through Dr. Pearl (and, subsequently, his many thousands of students worldwide), the nature of consciousness, God & what it means to truly “know”. It is safe to say that Dr. Pearl was initially reluctant to step into the world of energy and healing, but nowadays – convinced of the truth of his cause – he is unabashed in his belief that his calling is truly serving others, while also rather naturally expanding his own life and understanding of our place in the vast universal field of cosmic energy.

OS27: Care Messer – Birth As A Sacred Moment, Empowering Parents & More

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Care Messer knew her newly born infant daughter Finnley was in trouble, and the doctors agreed. After 6 miscarriages though, Care was determined for her beautiful baby to know the feeling of love, so she simply held her – for days, and days. Eventually, it became clear that Finn was going nowhere and that Care had a new mission in life – to empower parents to make healthy choices regarding their birth experiences, and to reframe birth from a painful, traumatic event to one filled with beauty, grace and love. Care runs the Birth Education Center of San Diego, but speaks powerfully for all around the world exploring alternatives to the mainstream, prescribed birth experience. Does birthing have to be painful? Must it be traumatic? Must it take place in a hospital? Are moms and dads to be seen as “patients”, or simply, parents? We discuss all of these topics and more on this episode of the Ownstream podcast. For those who are expecting a child, or who are considering having a child, this episode could radically change your view of the birth process. Plus, hear Care describe her very emotional and moving journey to motherhood, and the remarkable grace that has awakened in her along her path. Enjoy!

OS26: Theresa & Stephen – Come Play With Us This Summer + Other Updates

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What happens when you decide to change EVERYTHING about your life? What fears and other challenges arise, and how do you deal with them? This forms the bulk of this podcast episode, where we as co-hosts (Theresa & Stephen) delve into the inner reality of making massive changes in life and how we are successfully managing these challenges and maintaining peace, joy & love through the process. Also, we discuss our general route through the western US from late July ’17 thru Oct ’17 (& beyond) and how you can connect with us in person along the way! This episode was a bit scary for us, as we delve into the intimacies of our inner (and outer) journey. We hope you will listen with an open mind, and see a bit of yourself in our challenges and triumphs. Enjoy!

OS25: Chess Edwards – From Betrayal to Awakening & The Adventure Within

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The spirit of adventure has always come naturally to Chess Edwards. For many years, he has taken small groups into the remotest corners of the world, hoping that the outer environs would shake them loose from the mundane patterns of the mainstream path. His desire was that people would return from a trip, and review their life through a broader lens making dramatic changes in their world steering always towards more power, vitality…and joy. Chess blends this spirit of outer adventure with a powerful and deep meditation practice, exploring all forms of life’s edges – both inner and outer. His message is clear – the true adventure is within, in the frontier of consciousness. In this incredibly candid interview, Chess discusses his feelings of betrayal at the promises of the mainstream path (media, education, family etc) and how he rose above this. Learn his stunning definition of the ego and the “illusion” and how people can disidentify with the false, and align with the truth uncovering true joy, meaning and purpose. His life, and this epic conversation, is a shining testament to the powerful spiritual channel he advocates of alignment and surrender. Enjoy!

OS18: Stephen & Theresa – Bentinho Massaro’s “Endless Bliss” Retreat

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A very quick episode this week, as we’ve just returned from Sedona and our truly amazing 2-day seminar with Bentinho Massaro. The aptly named “How To Realize Endless Bliss” retreat was held in two parts – a 5-day session & a 2-day session. We attended the weekend, 2-day event. In short, it was remarkable and anyone who has even the faintest interest in spirituality, and truly waking up, owes it to themselves to become familiar with Bentinho and his teaching. What specifically did we learn and what was the experience like? And, what does Bentinho have planned next and how can you get involved?

OS17: Cory Katuna – The Sedona Experiment with Bentinho Massaro

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Cory Katuna met spiritual teacher Bentinho Massaro just two years ago and since that day her life has opened in ways she could not have dreamed of. His wondrous mantra: “follow your excitement” came naturally to her, as her belief in the need for an expansive empowerment in her life was evident and her pursuit of it, aligned and true. But, the pursuit of self-realization, or “enlightenment”, had barely interested her – that is, until the recently concluded the “Sedona Experiment” with Bentinho. This mysterious two week period involved Bentinho leading a group of 12 adepts through a strenuous and mind-shattering experiential training designed to more greatly contact the true self, the real “I” which is part of the One – or, God. After a mere 3 days, her life was forever changed…and there was still a full week and a half to go. Learn what Bentinho taught during this time period, and how it was received and absorbed by the participants. Many of Bentinho’s adepts feel his light is the brightest of our time. After this conversation with Cory, it is hard to disagree…enjoy!

OS16: Bridget Nielsen – High Vibration Foods, Exiting the Matrix, ETs & …Tim Ferriss?

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Something was off and Bridget Nielsen knew it. Her day job had brought her to a breaking point. It was through going within that she found both the answers to why she was unhappy and an entire “other” world that awaited her. Nowadays, she sees herself as a bridge connecting ideas and entities from beyond the “here and now” on earth TO those of us open and willing enough to listen. Yes, that’s right, we’re going to talk about ETs. Real ones. And they have an empowering message for us, if we can open to their message. In this episode, we discuss her connection with ETs and how anyone can connect with them, the interactive adventures she leads to the most beautiful places on earth, the importance of high vibration foods, the divine import of following your excitement, how to exit the “matrix” and detach from the toxic programming around us, and so much more. Enjoy!