I know you’ve been through struggle and heartache in your life. So, I have a few questions I want you to think critically about before we dive into this interview today.
How did you cope with the struggle? Are you conscious of the part you played in your own struggle? What would have helped you in those difficult experiences?
When you’re done answering these questions, tell me — were you proud of the way you coped? Would you do things differently next time?
Britt Griscom, a conscious & vigilant blogger at Ancient Assumptions, answers these questions about his struggles and experiences in his own life. He teaches us the importance of our consciousness regarding the future, and how it begins with us being conscious to truly question our assumptions and beliefs, and how we interpret our experiences. Through your thoughts, creating win/win opportunities and defining the things that are most important to you, you will give yourself the sense of direction you need to create the prosperous and positive futures you’re looking for.
In this interview we explore:
- How and why to arrive at choosing positive interpretations in the face of despair & challenges
- Evidence of improvement in the quality of life for all not just First Worlders
- Conscious transformation and our relationship to others: people, animals, planet
- Becoming a multi-planetary species
- Prosperity through service
If you’re ready to tackle your future with confidence, lay bare rickety half truths and tune into razor sharp clarity, step this way.
What can You Do Today
to Improve all Tomorrows?
Establish most important values. Remember what is most important to you. Your core values will be the guide of how you should live your live. Your thoughts, actions and life should be lead based on these values. It will help you make decisions about what is right and wrong for your life.
Take charge of your thoughts. Your thoughts are a reflection of you as a person. Your thoughts determine the outcome of where your life leads. Take charge of your thoughts and choose them wisely! Choose to focus on positive and prosperous thoughts about yourself and your future, ‘We always have the choice to appreciate what we have.’ The rest follows through.
Create win/win opportunities. When you serve others, you service yourself. This is a win/win situation. Solve a problem for others, and you’ll create security for yourself. This will lead to financial and emotional security overall.
Britt Griscom holds a B.A. in Psychology from Georgetown University and an M.A. in Philosophy from the California Institute for Integral Studies.
Like most, Britt lived the life of a starving college student before he graduated. But unlike most, his life choices allowed him to acquire insights into prosperity consciousness.
Britt’s journey reads like an entrepreneurial quest. He launched Human Touch Staffing during the tech boom, being a headhunter. The tech bubble popped and Human Touch Staffing suffered, leaving Britt to pursue other opportunities. He then started his own small business, Griscom Test Prep where he tutored postgrad students seeking entry to elite business schools. In addition, he became a professional poker player.
Currently, Britt is a real estate investor. He is passionate about freedom, games and technology. His belief that prosperity is inevitable made him the pioneer of possibility and positivity that he is today.
Maybe it is just really, really bad. Maybe it is Uranus return. Maybe it is the Karma of lifetimes being visited upon you, unfolding a heavy blanket of darkness. Maybe it is the end days you tell yourself.
But whatever it is you know you are in it. You can feel it and smell it.
There are times in our lives when opportunities and ease are not our companions. When we are faced with hardship or struggles without any outs. When disease or injury blow apart our normal lives, or depression and anxiety take hold as if with the jaws of a Pitbull.
We feel as if there are no choices available to us.
What are we to do then, here in this hardship?
I usually will try to avoid feeling that sinking truth of the dark storm brewing. Instead of positive thoughts the negative synchronicities pile up in groups of 3 or disagreements flow out of friendships and create hollow deal breakers.
We desperately look for a break in the storm.
It could be heartache, loss or a feeling of doubt that is butchering our insides. To sit with these feelings we find it harrowing, almost destroying. But why? Where is that we have learned that to be with all of ourselves (meaning the full spectrum of our emotions) does not serve us?
Are there no insights in grief or sadness?
Here is what I have learned in dark moments that have no end:
- Feel the feeling. Do not report what you are feeling to yourself, for example, “I am so scared or I hate myself.” Instead, move towards the feeling, how do you feel?
- Do not become entrapped in a story. Keep your head clear. In other words avoid the “he said” “she said” narration that typically happens when you tell a story.
- Listen to understand what is happening inside of you. It is in these inner experiences that true emancipation is possible. Here is a storm breaker meditation. Read through this exercise a few times so that you can practice it without interruption:
Take a deep breath into your body and breathe in all that you yearn for: light, love, ease, beauty. Allow it to enter with your breath. Take a few more breaths in this way to steady your being. Now on your next breath close your eyes and imagine white light flowing through you from the universe. A beautiful, radiant light moving through you and out through your belly button/solar plexus area and out to the sky. Give yourself a few moments to adjust your senses to perceive the energy of the light.Continue breathing and extending the light.
On your next deep breath ask the darkness that is affecting you to take a form for you. It could come as a symbol or an object or a feeling. Wait a little while and see what shape it takes and discern what it feels like: heavy or light, constricting, familiar and so on. Once you have perceived the form/energy of the darkness ask it what gift it wants from you to come into balance and harmony. The gift can come in the form of a symbol or object, color, feeling etc. Tune into, feel it.
Now imagine this gift coming in from the universe through the top of your head and out through your belly to the darkness. Observe what happens. Does the form of darkness change? Continue extending the gift until there is a palpable shift in the energy or form of the darkness. Extend a little more of the gift to the darkness and release it into the light.
How do you feel? Clearer? Lighter? Make a note of this shift in energy and return to this feeling if dark clouds begin to gather.
There is nothing in the universe that does not respond to consciousness/light. We can transform the darkest of days into experiences of meaning and valuable lessons. By choosing to use our consciousness we can find our way back to wholeness, but remember it is an unwavering wholeness that dissolves perceptions of separation and victimhood mercilessly.
Be brave — you are AWAKE.This is your body, your breath and your life to live.Know that in the darkness we can be the light and the within the scariest of storms we can be the very lightning that strikes.
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Imagine if someone told you to embrace, nurture and nourish the idea: “want what you want.” You wouldn’t owe anyone an explanation; no one would judge you. How would that feel? What kind of a future would you create if your desires had a home in your heart?
Today, with Danielle LaPorte, author of the Desire Map, we step out of our comfort zone and into our passions that connect us to those positive and prosperous futures we yearn for.
From learning to let go of what you can’t control to really examining your innermost needs and desires, Danielle takes us on a personal journey to self-understanding that leads to self-growth and the seeding of futures. With affectionate nudges, she reminds us that we create the future each day through our awareness of our feelings, thoughts and actions.
Join Danielle & myself as we explore themes that make us smile, dig deep and connect to truths we live by.
This juicy interview will quench your thirst for soulfulness and leave you fanning your desires.
What can You Do Today
to Improve all Tomorrows?
Only take care of what you can control. When we fret and stress about the things we cannot control, we fritter away precious energy. But when we pour ourselves into what we can do, we get tangible results boosting our self confidence and sense of accomplishment.
Want what you want. Our desires are the compass that point us in the direction of fulfillment. Allow yourself to feel the passion for what you need and want in you, use these wants to create exactly what you desire for your future.
Keep your mind open. When we see through one perspective, and only one, we close ourselves off from possibility. Our best chances for positive and prosperous futures begin with innovative ideas, and these ideas come in different shapes and sizes. An open mind allows these ideas to become solutions. Making an open mind a go to tool for all creatives, leaders and revolutionaries.
Danielle LaPorte is the creator of The Desire Map: A Guide To Creating Goals With Soul, author of the bestseller, The Fire Starter Sessions (with Random House/Crown), and co-creator of Your Big Beautiful Book Plan. An inspirational speaker, poet, former think tank exec and business strategist, she writes weekly at DanielleLaPorte.com, where over a million visitors have gone for her straight-up advice — a site that’s been deemed “the best place on line for kick-ass spirituality”, and was named one of the “Top 100 Websites for Women” by Forbes.
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