Thursday Sept 11th at 7:00am (yes, AM) at Mile High Church in Lakewood CO, I will be presenting a talk called, “The Art and Science of Pranic Healing” mostly based on Grandmaster Choa Kok Sui’s first book of the same title, later renamed, “Miracles Through Pranic Healing.”
I will share my own wacky spiritual journey, what Pranic Healing is, what Arhatic Yoga is, who Grandmaster Choa is, and how both can heal and transform your life. I will be presenting in front of Business Honoring Spirituality (BHS), a 30+ year networking group that strives to support conscious-based businesses in Greater Denver.
Through the constant push of my Higher Soul (along with girlfriend and best friend) I have been opening myself to more opportunities for public speaking. I can’t NOT do it.
Let me explain…
Ever since I was a little kid I was told over and over and over again, “Man, you have a lot of energy, can you just relax a little?” I never, ever liked hearing that. I always wanted to be in front of large groups of people to burn of this excess creative energy..but here was the problem, I couldn’t sing, couldn’t paint LIVE murals, couldn’t juggle or perform magic, and though I loved dancing…you wouldn’t see me on the TV show, “So You Think You Can Dance?” but ya know what I could do easily?
Talk…talk…and talk some more.
Public speaking has always been an outlet for my excessive creative energy. So rather than overwhelming a single person with all the knowledge, experiences and insights I had to offer…I thought, “Why not a huge crowd of people!?” Out of that huge crowd of people there must be 20% who will a ton of value with what I’m sharing…taking notes, learning something new, having an AHA or two and using them to transform their lives. WHY NOT?!
My biggest crowd to date was at the age of 15 in front of 2,000 people but I was singing, “When Doves Cry” by Prince
“But didn’t you just say you couldn’t sing?” Ok, ok, it was less like singing and more like screaming and undulating my hips to “When Doves Cry” by Prince. Jeesh.
And I enjoyed every off-key moment. I’d be willing to bet my crappy version would cause Prince to punch me in the larynx BUT the audience loved the performance because of who I was BEING while I was up there singing my un-trained lungs out. The conveyance of energy is one of THEE most important aspects of speaking to large groups of people.
What about stage fright?
Well, I totally got that out of my system when I was 6 years old during an elementary school chorus event. That was a scary time; huge burning stage lights hung above our little heads while the parents lurked in the shadows taking dozens of flash photography shots. I was so disorientated while on stage I could barely keep my balance, nevermind balancing out my bravado.
And one too many flashes did me in… I blacked-out and fell off the stage.
When I came to…the dirty, crimson curtains were being closed shut…while standing up I felt queasy and had NO idea where I was. Out of nowhere, my speech therapist came into the picture (did I forget to mention I had a severe speech impediment?) and wanted to see if I was alright.
As she approached my pasty-white (I’m Irish remember), trembling, disorientated body, I puked all over her black skirt. Jokes on her (and my puke)…that’ll teach her for lending a helping hand.
In most cases, that would have mentally and emotionally crippled ANY person from ever wanting to be on stage again. Apparently this one event was the only one I needed to permanently purge the fear of being judged or criticized by an audience of more than 3.
Butterflies in the stomach? Nope. Clammy palms? Hmm, nope. Weak in the knees? No. I eat butterflies for breakfast with my clammy-palms protein shake and weak-in-the-knees B12 shot.
I think my secret to fearless public speaking is my belief in the power and importance of the information I’m my sharing. Here’s a hint: It’s not mine! Therefore I have no ego about it. And whatever is my own personal story, who can refute what I’m saying? Its my story and no one else.
Most of my public talks are about Pranic Healing, Arhatic Yoga, its Founder Grandmaster Choa Kok Sui, and/or Meditation. There is NO ONE on this planet that could convince me these tools, Teachings, and technologies didn’t improve my life and can’t improve the life of another person.
There’s a lot of power in believing that. One must believe in his message-cause-voice, for better or worse. What I share from stage is a genuine desire to improve the lives of my audience. I crave from the depths of my Soul that they will be healed from their suffering and filled with light, love, and power. To live more empowered lives; spiritually, mentally, emotionally, etherically, and physically. Its not my job to do the work for them, but I do consider it my job to be a messenger of hope.
I am living proof of the transformative power of the teachings I share with other people. I was a person filled with anger, bitterness, resentment, judgement, loneliness, fear and constant worry when I was growing up as a young boy, teenager and 20-something. Yet through consistent (that’s the key) application of my Teacher’s teachings, my life has improved in ways I could not have ever imagined.
A Master Pranic Healer asked a group one time, during a full moon meditation, “What’s inner peace worth to you? $100? $1,000? $10,000? $1,000,000? More?” He answer was, “Inner peace is priceless.”
There is no amount of money that can buy it. It is cultivated from within. I have spent 15+years cultivating it through thousands of hours trial, error, research, reading, experimenting, meditation, reflection and ‘unnecessary’ suffering. Looking back, it was worth every moment of effort to cultivate it. And you know why? Because now no one can take it from me. These are my priceless jewels that I’ve earned. They can’t be foreclosed on, repossessed, taken to court, or bankrupted. What dividends will these spiritual investments payback in the future?
I encourage each and everyone of you to come to my talk (even if you’re not in Greater Denver 🙂 and seek to develop your inner gifts that can never be taken away. What would your life look like if your inner state was that of peace, stillness and love regardless of external circumstances? Your Higher Self is waiting for YOU to cultivate it for YOU.
I thank God, my Higher Soul, and my supporters that constantly encourage me to get onto every and all stages that will have me in order to inspire others that inner peace is possible, love is possible, hope is possible, Soul realization is possible.