Chris Griscom is an extraordinary teacher, visionary and healer. I first met Chris through her book “Ecstasy Is a New Frequency” back in 1991. I was immediately drawn by her loving clear voice. Her words invited me to open the doors of perception not through drugs or spiritual gimmicks but rather through my own knowing/consciousness.
I was so impressed by the results and healing that within a year I had enrolled into the 4 year College of Divinity program at the Nizhoni School for Global Consciousness.
In this interview with Chris Griscom, founder of The Light Institute and the Nizhoni School for Global Consciousness, we dive in deep. We explore subjects such as: the evolution of consciousness, new templates of education, inner voice, dreams of flying, nano technology and what her visions of the future are.
Her light and exuberant energy are palpable as she teaches the absolute simplicity and beauty of our consciousness being the tool for success and love in life. You’ll have to watch this interview multiple times to catch all the wisdom she radiates.
If you’re ready to be nourished, inspired and feel the warmth of her light, step this way.
What can You Do Today
to Improve all Tomorrows?
Be a visionary. In your daily life, see the bigger picture. It can be hard to remember in day-to-day practices and struggles that what we’re suffering through isn’t as hopeless as we may believe. Zoom out and reach for opportunities and wisdom within and around you. You are not as small as you feel, you have the answers.
Connect to your Higher Self – your inner voice. Commit to discovering and listening to your inner voice. You can start small; for example, ask your Higher Self: what shall I wear today? Wear whatever your Higher Self tells you. See what happens! Gradually, moving towards more important questions and decisions. Remember the higher self is the intuitive essence of the soul–so will always guide you to the highest good for your dreams, goals and soul’s growth.
Choose good fortune. Consider the possibility that the universe wants to give to you, that perhaps it owes you some good juju for all the good you have accumulated over time. Fortune is what you choose – open your mind, heart, consciousness to receive from the universe!
Throughout a lifetime of work in the field of spirituality, Ms. Griscom has inspired and touched millions across the globe. Her humanitarian services and contributions in holistic health and education have been recognized throughout the world. Most recently, Ms. Griscom traveled to Rajasthan, India to receive the “International Swami Vivekanad World Peace Award 2010,” presented by the Prahari Organization for Inspiration and Global Peace. She has been recognized four times by The Indian Board of Alternative Medicines, based in Calcutta, India. The Board awarded Ms. Griscom with the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Sewa Chakra Award, whose past recipients include the late Mother Teresa and the Dalai Lama. Upon traveling to Calcutta, India in 2009 and 2010, Ms Chris Griscom was presented with the International Healing Award for Excellence in a Lifetime of Service to Humanity. She was the only woman and the only United States citizen to receive this award. The IBAM further honored Ms. Griscom by bestowing upon her the title Mahatma, meaning, “Great Soul.”
Contributing locally, Ms. Griscom was instrumental in the passing of the Peace Memorial for the State of New Mexico. She has also been nominated for the prestigious Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion Award by a United States Senator and Congressman.
Ms. Griscom was opened to the awareness of our eternal Soul through her profound experiences of life and death during nine years in the Peace Corps. As a result of a life-changing spiritual experience, she founded the church of The Sanctuary of Light and The Nizhoni College of Divinity, along with The Nizhoni School for Global Consciousness. She also founded The Light Institute of Galisteo, an internationally acclaimed spiritual healing center in Galisteo, New Mexico. Ms. Griscom is a world-renowned authority on reincarnation and teaches about the Soul’s evolution through embodiment.
Chris Griscom has devoted her life to the development of spiritual technology, the expansion of consciousness and the evolution of the Soul. She travels the world giving talks and seminars, while continuing her work at The Light Institute.
So, how’s your meditation practice going? Oh. Uh-huh, not so good? Been busy? Yep.
Millions of people the world over practice some form of meditation. Scientific research shows that meditation can improve brain function (memory, focus), and decrease depression, anxiety and stress. Meditation increases social connection and best of all it doesn’t cost anything or take too much time. Easy and exciting. Yay!
But you know this and you’re still not meditating because you’ve got one or more of these reasons in your bag (all of us have used these reasons at one point or another).
- It takes too long – you don’t want to sit for hours in a cross legged pose
- Nothing happens when you meditate – nothing stops your mind chatter
- You don’t want to chant OM or do yoga
- You are yearning for inner peace but you don’t believe it will happen for you
- You think you don’t have what it takes to meditate
- It’s too late
I hear you. Meditation is not for everyone.
Meditation is just one way to focus our awareness to gain the ideals of wellness and wisdom.
But there are hundreds of other ways to create well being, inner peace and enlightenment. I have found that the practice of any activity, for example, dance, playing sports, or going for a walk, can create equally delicious benefits as meditating when I am fully engaged and not on auto pilot. When I interact with life in this way, I take note of my environment: the colors, the people around me, the sounds and the “isness” of it all. So juicy!
I, also,consciously pay attention to my senses: smelling, touching, tasting and so on; allowing each sensation to heighten my
experience of the moment. I observe my inner environment: the waves of emotions and thoughts rising and falling as my senses ripple with sensory data creating new synaptic pathways for interpreting life. For me, this is enlightenment at its core me: being awake and using that wakefulness to guide my life.
Being present in life takes practice but it can be a joyful experience. Try these techniques for yourself the next time you want to feel peaceful or need to de-stress, or you wish you could meditate but you just don’t know how.
- Use your senses. Bring yourself into the moment; listen, touch, taste, smell and look around you. Observe what you feel or think. Do you think you can fully engage in the moment you are in or do you feel like you are holding back? Ease up on any judgement or negative thoughts and lean into the moment. Let life flow in.
- Fully immerse yourself in the now. Allow yourself to immerse in whatever activity you are involved in, for example, if you are walking, can you feel your feet hitting the ground? What does it feel like? Experience it fully. For an added bonus: acknowledge the good stuff you are feeling.”I love my afternoon walks. It is so easy to walk and connect to the world around me. I feel so nourished and relaxed. I am so glad I did this.” This kind of self talk reinforces positive associations, and in turn, that activity will begin to move up on the “like” list.
- Dream on. Allow yourself to take it easy every day. Find moments where you can shift gears and dream of fun weekend getaways or tap into fond memories of loved ones. Did you know using your imagination in this way helps to release healing hormones and biochemicals? It can get you into a super, chilled-out zone, or take you to your happy, sweet spot.
- Sleep. The easiest and the most incredible “get in the zone” technique is getting good sleep. My tried and tested technique for getting in the flow is going to bed early, and I mean early i.e. by 8pm. I eat dinner a few hours before my intended bedtime, turn down the lighting to what I call “sunset lighting” which basically means no lights overhead, and gradually slink over to my bed. Once in bed, I turn out the lights and rest until I fall asleep. I do not get out of bed until the morning even if I wake up early.
These are 4 easy options and form the foundation for a much happier, peaceful life without sitting down to meditate.
And remember, you need to practice, practice, practice any or all of these exercises to make being awake/present a habit. Think of the many places, people and situations you can practice being awake and add them to your experiments for enlightenment list. But, most of all, remember to have fun.
In a nutshell, what you are doing is making conscious choices; from breathing to eating to sleeping.
Are you ready to give it a go? See which technique you are drawn to attempting and take notes of what you experience.
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Laughter that never ends. Eyes that twinkle with excitement. Simple desires + needs. Unconditional love. All things we are born with. All the things every child is born with.
Our children are the starlights of our future and in our hands lies the responsibility to guide and navigate them. Through our thoughts, beliefs and actions we shape the way they see the world, the beliefs they form and the overall ability to express their emotions and ideas.
There is so much more to raising children than assuring their place in adulthood. There is our own growth as parents and guardians.
Recently, I had the incredible opportunity to speak with Doctor Marion Rose, advocate of Aware Parenting, about raising children consciously and what it means to be a conscious parent or guardian. We spoke about the nature of a child, what is childhood (both for the children and what it was for us) and how to employ more loving choices when around children.
Dr. Rose generously shared numerous Aware Parenting techniques and ways of reframing situations to create harmonious relationships with our children. Throughout this interview I felt so much gratitude for Dr Rose – for being such a powerful advocate for children and for honoring the essence of the child within us all.
What can You Do Today
to Improve all Tomorrows?
Practice being friendly with yourself. The internal dialogue we have with ourselves is what how we implicitly respond to our children, even if we are trying to treat them differently. They get who we are, rather than what we are trying to give them. Being friendly with ourselves means we can congruently be loving with them, and this in turn means they internalise self-friendliness, which means listening to themselves and trusting their own inner compass.
Be less serious and have more fun. The more serious we are, the less connected we usually are with ourselves and our children, and the less of an influence we have. Children naturally learn and heal through play, and know exactly what type of play they need to release painful feelings. The more we join in with that play, whether it be letting them chase us round the house, or acting goofily, or pretending that the toothbrush brushes their hair, the more connected and relaxed we both are. Family life becomes joyful, fun and connected.
Practice “loving limits” where necessary. When children are “acting out” (hitting, biting, throwing things), they are needing help to express the fear, powerlessness and pain that lies underneath. Loving limits are designed to help stop the behaviour and help them release the painful feelings, e.g., “I won’t let you hit your brother, sweetheart, and I’m here and listening to you. Looks like you’re upset?” Loving limits have no harshness or disconnection; our loving tone and gaze helps our child feel safe enough to express her feelings through crying and raging so that she can return to her naturally loving, cooperative and gentle self.
“I have two children; 8 and 12. For more than 25 years, I’ve been fascinated in understanding why the way people are the way they are, and how we can have fulfilling and connected lives.
In my twenties I learned about babies, children, and human development, both from an academic and an emotional perspective. I did a PhD on mothers and babies at Cambridge University whilst training and practicing Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy – which understands the relationship between the soul, the personality and the Self.
I trained in HypnoBirthing whilst pregnant with my daughter, and calmbirth before conceiving my son. I fell in love with Aware Parenting from my pregnancy onwards, and became an Aware Parenting Instructor. I studied Nonviolent Communication extensively. I trained and certified with the Field Project, a consciousness-as-cause model which helps people shift core beliefs that are outpicturing in their lives.
Now in my mid-forties, I love combining all my training and experiences. I am passionate about supporting mothers to love their lives as mothers, to help all parents shift core beliefs that otherwise create pain for themselves and their children, and to help spread new ways of parenting in the world.”
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