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Suddenly, we experience that it is possible that we are united in a way which goes far beyond our usual experience. This greater soul encompasses not only the living, but also the dead. And this is something quite extraordinary to experience: that we are part of a greater realm which unites the living and the […]
Join us for this Podcast series of intimate encounters that illuminate what is hidden, and celebrate some remarkable lives lived on purpose, and some of the stories that shape them. We begin each conversation with a simple question, “Who Are You?” Look for Caitriona Reed on iTunes and subscribe
The World is Made of Stories by Caitrìona Reed I am driving south through a green landscape, sun soaked after days of torrential rain. The air is so fresh and clear. I feel that I could reach out and touch the distant mountains. I am coming home from the mastermind meeting that I’ve been attending […]
The flags surrounding the Ithaca House, one of the buildings at Manzanita Village, are not in Tibetan or Sanskrit as is usually the case at most retreat centers. Some of them are in ancient Greek. Most of them are English translations of Homer, Hesiod, and Constantine Cavafy. They echo aspects of longing and celebration … […]
Basic Awareness: The lesson every business owner, artist, leader, visionary, .. anyone who values their life or their work in the world, anyone to whom others look to for support .. the lessons we must all remember. Take care of yourself first. Pay attention be aware. Ask for help. Stay in tune with what’s going […]
Upcoming workshop Amazing Relationships www.fivechanges.com/calendar/ Why Relationships Flounder and Fail and how they can Thrive and Inspire the World. We project so much onto our lives, onto the world. and onto other people. Nowhere is this more true than in our relationships. Perhaps you thought that another person could save you, validate you, guide you, or […]
Relationships Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Your relationships will mirror your life, just as your life mirrors your relationships. If you are afraid, or curious, or joyful in life, it’s natural that this will play out and be magnified […]
For many years I practiced and taught meditation and Mindfulness as a part of a wider program of Buddhism and Buddhist psychology. Some years ago I began to distance myself from a system that I was starting to feel was too narrowly sectarian to be widely beneficial. It was not that there was anything fundamentally […]
Are you sick and tired of being told who you are, what your problems are, tantalized with the glittering promise of a fabulous solution that you can already tell is just a rehash of things you’ve heard a hundred times before. Over the years, we stopped presenting ourselves exclusively as Buddhist teachers, (‘spiritual’ teachers) and […]
Someone asked me, “What makes a spiritual teacher?” I ask back, “What does ‘spiritual’ mean?” People use the word ‘spiritual’. I tend to avoid it, because I don’t understand the distinction between ‘spiritual’, and whatever its opposite is. After all, isn’t everything connected? Isn’t everything alive? The same is true for the word ‘enlightenment’. There’s […]
.. and how to remember it Yesterday we visited friends in Borrego Springs. One of them has spent a lifetime collecting ceremonial art from two or three remote areas in the world where traditional ways of life still exists. For many years he had traded sculptures, artifacts, canoes, bows and arrows for metal axes, awls, pots and […]
Soul Work NLP Coaching Certification We’re so excited to be doing the Soul Work NLP training again this year. And to teach ways for coaches, speakers, team facilitators, healers, and conscious leaders to explode their skill and earning power. Of course, there are lots of great coaching training programs available today but nothing teaches you how to […]
“If I hear one more person talking about my life purpose ,” she said, “I’m think I’m gonna throw up.” “What’s that?” I said. “First of all because we’re here, alive!” She said, opening her hands in a dramatic, almost biblical gesture, with a huge grin on her face, “ALIVE, responding, living .. four and […]
[clickToTweet tweet=” you are not broken https://fivechanges.com/you-are-not-broken” quote=”‘Your emotions are everything. But if you let them control you, they will eat you alive.’”] You are not broken. Negative emotions, and your body-memory of old traumas, can color your experience for years, even for a lifetime. But they don’t define who you are. You are always […]
Many years ago we had tea with the Dalai Lama. In fact, we spent several days with him and a small group of Western Buddhist teachers in Dharamsala, India . Of all that was discussed, what has remained with me is the story he told us about Atisa, who was one of the first Buddhist […]
“Once in a while you blow your own damn mind.” — Miles Davis. Who will continue the story in the comment section below? “It’s about pushing through,” she said. “The very moment when you think you can’t move another step,” he said, “whether you’re running a marathon, writing a novel, losing every ounce of self respect you ever […]
A famous poet studied in Japan with a Zen master who spoke so softly that hardly anyone could hear his talks unless they were sitting at the front of the hall. Many years after the teacher had died, when the poet visited the monastery, one of the old monks said, “You know those talks that […]
For all eternity. I forgive you, and you forgive me. ? William Blake Just about everyone we’ve spoken to in the last few weeks is living with a scary or exciting new feeling .. * that they are being called to shake it up * that they want to really focus on the things they value most […]
The Healing Rooms Brain-science and behavioral research only confirms what self-reflective adventurers of the inner landscape, and observant teachers snd healers has know for years, if not centuries. The power of suggestion and the abilities of cues given to the unconscious mind is as great as any other ‘technology’ we know to trigger sustained positive change. It’s little […]
I was in the market. The checker asked if I had any plans for the weekend. I said we were teaching a retreat. He asked what kind. I said magic. His eyes opened wide. I said, it’s the kind of magic that comes out of your mouth, when you’re feeling just about as good as you’ve […]
This recorded call is about, trance, mediation,and monetizing your brilliance through understanding the difference between the two.Trance is more than a magic doorway. It is a pathway to understanding the connection between your conscious mind and your intuition, between your primitive brain and higher consciousness, between frustration and traveling the magical roadwhere your true calling makes […]
Trance is a magic doorway. It may be THE magic doorway, marking the difference between embodying your truth, your calling, your passion, your purpose;or just dancing around the edges of what you know is possible. It’s the difference between wishing and doing, between manifesting and struggling. Trance, by any name, whether it’s acknowledged or not, […]
The most powerful tools for change are often the simplest. We may already know them, or intuit or aspire to them .. let 2015 be the year you embrace them and embody them fully. Change the way you experience your brilliant life, to contribute to the positive impact you want to see in others. Become part of the movement […]
Podcast and blog I made a commitment to write a short piece to put up as a blog post and podcast once a week, and sometimes I’m so unclear about what I want to say that I spin my wheel for an entire day. Then sometimes, before I go to sleep, I whisper a request […]
STAYING ALIVE: PART THREE RE-DEFINE CREATIVITY. We have to be honest, we’re biased in favor of people with a creative sensibility, whether they’re artists, designers, photographers, musicians, writers, performers, or simply people who bring the spirit of creativity and spontaneity into their lives. Here’s five reasons why. Life coaching tools and resources from Five Changes […]
STAYING ALIVE – ONE. By staying alive we are talking about living at you peak emotionally, spiritually, intellectually, and physically. There is no belief associated with this, other than the assumption that it is better to be more alive rather than less .. and that many systems actually encourage resignation and distancing from experiencing life, […]
Podcast: Five Principles of Change Why wake up in the morning saying “Oh no!” when you could ask yourself instead, “How much pleasure can I allow myself to feel today?” Are you curious about how we can know so much about what blocks us, and why we are blocked, and even have a good idea […]
A few years ago Caitrìona and I started to integrate our various skill-sets. We were already excited about helping people make big changes, but something was missing. We wanted to bring big picture thinking, and a natural ongoing awareness into people’s lives so that it stuck. “What is the most effective and accessible way to […]
NLP Meta States: All things splendid have been achieved by those who dared to believe that something inside them was superior to circumstances. Bruce Barton In the 80’s and 90’s I used to go for month-long retreats in Southwestern France to study with Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Zen Master, who was our teacher for […]
Meta-States and Negative emotions: When Bad Emotions Turn Good Cloudy. Chance of Rainbows! Wouldn’t it be great if negative emotions such as anger, sadness, disappointment, and fear, didn’t drain you, confuse you, overwhelm you, or cloud your thinking? Wouldn’t it be great if you learned to use them to bring you more energy, clarity, resourcefulness, […]