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This week, we dive into this call's namesake with "Occupy Your Heart."
We are on the cusp of a revolution that lies beneath political, economic, racial and religious boundaries. The real revolution, is a revolution of heart—of courage and Love.
We are evolving as a species—have been evolving, from fear-based instinct to love-based reason. We have a unique capacity to hit the pause button between perception and response. We have the further capacity to choose the meaning of our experience. The capacity is in our design, but it's not automatic...yet.
Love has existed as a highly conditional phenomenon for ages. There are any number of circumstances that must exist for us to Love. The right man or woman, the right career or accomplishment, the right amount of money or income, the right childhood, the right...condition.
Our greatest wisdom teachingsimplore humanity to embrace unconditional Love. Our most beloved social activists sought to demonstrate unconditional Love in action—King, Gandhi, Chavez, Jesus (yeah, he was). And many of you, too—advocates for non-violence—in the heat of the moment, remaining non-combative.
And we struggle. We struggle with our inner rage, frustration, impatience, and intolerance with "the 1%." We neatly bundle our reactivity and give it a catch-all term like ego or small self. In less conscious moments, we simply call it "them." We devalue ourselves and are complicit in widening the gulf between "haves and have-nots."
This call will be a little different. This will be a deep excursion into the territory between instinct and reason, but it's less in your mind than you may think. In fact, until we're conscious of how our biological imperative for survival ignites and hijacks our conscious awareness, the mind is forever playing catch-up.
I'm going to teach this week. I'll be taking you inside territory I've been mapping and unraveling for 40 years and teaching for the past 20. My mission, purpose and deepest joy is to illuminate this mostly invisible landscape that, when contacted and understood, revolutionizes all future experiences.
I'll take you inside of the ALOHA Practice, an integrated, embodied Love technology, and describe in detail how to unlock the pressure your "ego" exerts as the stakes of a situation rises. To the degree that I succeed, you will eject layers of burdening self-judgment you may not have known existed, a key to shifting from fear to love, reactivity to empowered presence.
How might knowing how to shift your whole self from fear to Love impact: