Summary: Love, connection, and dishes from the Belief Buffet. Hosted by John Halcyon Styn
Figgy Pudding, Gay Apparel AND the End of Humanity!? Woo-hoo!!!
URLS mentioned: Marvin’s Store More Marvin Hug Nation at Flow Temple (Venice Beach) Steve Palvina’s Book Post “Practice Makes Present” INCLUDES: - NOW moment - Marvin Ong’s Bday Party - My past, I struggled to have the discipline to stick with something that I was not immediately good at. - For example, snowboarding. - If you read a book a week on your subject, in 5-7 years, you will be a world expert in that discipline. - The journey of 1000 miles begins with the first step. - But that can be daunting, to look towards that far goal - But practice is not just about getting to Mastery. thats a trap! - Yoga- the whole point is Practice. - Practice in the yoga sense is liberating. Whatever is happening in the Now IS the experience - the Journey is the Destination - Marvin Ong “when I first started, I practiced to be the best. Now, I practice to get present.” - “Practice makes Present” - It is in the NOW that life is experienced. - Hugnation is an example of “practice makes present.” We’re not trying to get anywhere. It is an exercise in becoming present. - Halcyon flows!
Life isn’t full of obstacles… it is full of lessons. This week I share a story of a late night “obstacle” that reminded me to see the lessons.
Belief Buffet Message: “Karma” Post Hug Ramble (“teenagers, sex and body hair”)
A clip on “Giving” as well as 3 superfun clips from Happy Hour. Power of Editing: Divinity Ramble: “Buddha, Jesus, and a guy who talked to God on Hallucinogens could all hang out together and enjoy some Hummus & a beer.” Space Ramble: Talk of positive thinking, Hypnosis, Placebo, Dark Matter, and all of reality.
Amidst a perfect weekend, I got caught up in suffering thoughts. How? Why? And how did I shake myself loose. “Decide to make yourself Happy” is easier said than done. But what it really requires is learning how to change mental direction quickly and MANAGE MOMENTUM!
Seeing people at their best… Seeing the divine in them… it is IMPORTANT. It affects your relationship and it changes who they are. As we start seeing one another as our best, our baseline actually starts to rise. INCLUDES: - Learn to see people “with their puppy.” at their best - People like to hang out with people who are visualizing them at their best. - We tend to meet people’s expectations. - Everybody wants to be their best. if others believe that they are, they step into the role. It snowballs. - Practice noticing the things that are going well. - Its tempting to remember the negative. For ourselves and others. Instead, remember the high points! - Allow ourselves our dips, but focus on the peaks. - forgiving the lows and accentuating the peaks raises the baseline. - puppy HUG __ post hug (actually pre-hug) - Finding evidence of what you are looking for - Private coaching - In college, I studied psychology and wanted to be a councillor. I wanted to help healthy people get even better. - Now there is a field of “Life Coaching”, for people who are healthy and want to get better! Thrilling! - I see a LIfe Coach, and its been very valuable. - I advise everyone to dedicate something, towards your pursuit of joy. - growth is about gaining tools. Which can snap you back into a joyful headspace. - How to tell your story. Be a better editor. You have tons of footage.. what do you use as part of your story?
Had an amazing time at YOUtopia! Officiated a unique wedding and did a fun live Hug Nation. (MP3 below.) Audio includes stories from Turkish Mountaintop plus “Why are we here?”
“How to Love a Goddess” Hug Nation Oct 16, 2012
Today we discussed how we begin as clear straws, and then begin to get congested with the sediment of our socialization. And how it can be important to focus on being aligned with truth, and let the magnitude of your actions work themselves out. (Watch a previous full episode on “clear straws”) this video includes: - Focus first on the direction. On your alignment. - First Saturdays - If you are in alignment, you take the next step, the ripples, if they are true will be felt. - You don’t Make it happen, you Allow it to happen - Trying to be as clear as possible, walk with as much integrity and love as possible is the direction. keep correcting, keep realigning. And things will happen. - As we align ourselves to OUR truth, because we are all connected, we collectively, make all of humanity more in alignment with the divine. - not about the magnitude, about the integrity.
1st Hug post-Burning Man It is long video, and it is deep…but I came back from Burning Man with a more powerful vision than ever before. We are all Messiahs. Our Heroes Journey is to greet each task at hand by being Present – with Integrity – aligned with Love. I step into a new chapter of power. I open to a new level of vulnerability. I Love you. Includes reflections on: Grandpa Caleb (GrandpaCaleb.com), Pupose, Westboro Baptists, Burning Man Sexual Assault, & livuing our Purpose. “Be Present. Have Integrity. Align with Love.” Wedding photos by Ben Indyck and Andy Cooper
Today’s broadcast is a hodgepodge of topics like “pain,” inspired by zefrank’s latest video, my muscle spasm, and LiveInWonder.com
TRUE success is about the choices we make – not the things we acquire.
This is a clip about assumptions, homophobia, Burning Man magic, and pink. Oh, and and my new role as Commander of the Gay Mothership. **FULL Broadcast ** Background: I was browsing through the local free gay rag, “RAGE” and saw a picture of ME with the caption, “THE GAY MOTHERSHIP IS CALLING EVERYONE HOME!” Original Photo is from Burning Man 2007 by Carie Camacho. The totally unrelated – RAGE article.
Last week I received the same message from 4 powerful teachers. In this broadcast I tried to share the message through my own filters. The teachers were: Michael Bernard Beckwith, Jacob Glass, Bashar, & Tom Kelly (teaching Paramhansa Yogananda) post hug discussion: