Find Peace Within

  • Lessons after a blow to the head (Part 1: Self Love)


    It’s been two and a half months since I had one of the worst surfing accidents in my life. A thirty-five foot faced wave landed on me during a big wave contest in Oregon. I didn’t ditch my board in time, as I was hoping to outrun the wave towards the shoulder. I now realize that would have been impossible.

    The wave got me. It slammed me hard underwater into the dark depths of the Pacific. As I tried to pop up to the surface, I heard a “BOOM,” and my ten-foot, big wave gun landed on my left eyebrow. What was black turned into a flash.

    Don’t pass out, I told myself.

    I felt my brain doing a re-boot. Black-white-black-tiny stars. Next there was whitewater foam, and blood was pouring from a cut over my left eye, making vision next to impossible. My hands were waving in the air. “Help me!” There was a jet ski rescue, and I was back to the beach.

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  • Lose control of your life


    Last night I had a dream in which I was falling from the sky at full speed and was about to smash my face into a gray concrete road. I don’t know about you, but every time I dream that I’m about to die, I wake up in a cold sweat. My heart pumps hard, and when I wake I’m relieved to find that I was just dreaming.

    Last night it was very different. As I was falling, I started to say within myself, “There is no fear, there is only love — Love only and only love.”

    My magic mantra didn’t stop me from hitting the ground. In fact, I hit the ground so hard, that the road broke into pieces. Mercedes, the body died, but my soul was still alive: vibrant, exultant and awake. Read More

  • Five Tips to Cure the Holiday Blues and Feel Happy Again


    So you’re cranky. You don’t know why exactly, but you’re running on a short fuse. We all have those days – days when we’re worried, stressed out, or angry. God, I know those days! In this blog post I’ll share with you my own process, that helped me out to get out of a funk, so it may help you as well.

    Last week I’ve been moody for a few days, until one morning, I stopped what I was doing and I decided to take an honest look at my feelings.

    I gave myself some space to meditate. I had been avoiding the meditation part because I didn’t want to face myself. As soon as I closed my eyes, I could feel the emotions around all the things unsaid, the anger, the feeling of being overwhelmed that I’d been carrying around for a few days. Situations that I couldn’t control, people that let me down, all the things I wasn’t facing and dealing with, were burdening my heart.

    I had to surrender. What does surrender mean? It means giving up the fight. It means stopping ourselves from trying to figure it all out on our own. It means inviting a Power greater than ourselves to participate and shower us with love. The way I surrender is by simply talking to this Loving Power. I communicate with it very simply and get straight to the point. Read More

  • Are you feeling stuck, with a sense of overall flatness and loss of enthusiasm?


    For the last month I wasn’t feeling the Hell Yeah! that I talk about, which is the quality of enthusiasm that guides us to our joy daily. I also wasn’t feeling many Hell No’s! I was just feeling like my client Elize would say: “Meh… okay.”

    At first I tried to “make it right” and move into positive thinking, gratitude and affirmations. But the more I tried to get out of my rut, the heavier my rut became.

    I tried all sorts of things like physical exercise, eating dark chocolate and getting a manicure and pedicure. But all of them were short lived and still giving me that feeling of “Meh… okay.”

    I didn’t know why I was feeling this way, but I got to a point that I decided to allow myself to be in it.

    Instead of fighting my lack of enthusiasm, I surrendered to it.

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  • Are you chasing the carrot in search of happiness?


    If you’ve been following my work for the past couple of years, you probably know that I share tips about manifesting your dream life by awakening to abundance. What does this all mean? It means that you build your reality with your thoughts, feelings, intentions, actions and reactions.

    You’ve probably heard about the Law of Attraction and read books like The Secret. And perhaps you have learned how to attract whatever it is that you want in your life.

    I tried those methods for years. I tried to make things happen and to manipulate situations so I could manifest material abundance and loving relationships in my life. I thought this would make me happy. The problem was that each time I thought I had arrived and was accomplishing my dreams, the joy was short lived. The excitement of arriving and accomplishing my dreams washed off fast, and the true fulfillment I was seeking wasn’t to be found.

    So what did I do? I tried harder. I wanted to manifest a surfing career as a big wave surfer and thought if I could find success in that area I would feel complete. As soon as I accomplished one big goal in my surfing career, I went after bigger goals and bigger waves with bigger expectations.

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  • Connect within with The Loving Meditation


    Today I want to share with you this beautiful meditation by Kelsie McSherry.

    This is a short meditation that will help you to connect to your true essence, your soul, if you do it everyday.

    When we first connect with our love and our truth, we can then manifest our desires from a place of joy, enthusiasm and creativity.

    Our lives becomes simpler and gentlerand our reality becomes brighter. Read More