Month: June 2014

Eulogy to Nashville #Nashville #Nashvilleliving #death

“You would know the secret of death
But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life? (Kahlil Gibran)

I imagine myself behind a pulpit, facing a crowd of my dear, friends. Next to me, in a casket, is every memory about Nashville—good and bad. I begin to speak, my throat scratchy and my body ill at ease:

“When we came together, I thought she would never part, like soul mates. As it turns out, I’m the one who must say goodbye today. My heart breaks. My palms sweaty. My disposition, in a state of flux.

“I look out at all of you and see your heart-love surging toward me, hoping your compassionate gazes will help me find the words to speak. But, still, I find myself lost and without.

“We met because of a career move then fell in love. Not with the curves of your hills, at first, but with the humanity I faced daily. But, then, even your mountains and beautiful architecture found me; captured me, and kept me in your warm embrace for twenty-five, glorious years. You invited me in like an old friend. Now, I must say goodbye, and the words to describe the feeling in my heart are unspeakable—yet, I try.

“From the bowels of your warm southern nature to the influx of multi-cultured races, I began to see a city blooming with diversity. The state would stay still in its beliefs, but this thriving, centered city would change with the world. I so loved you for that.

“But, more important than all, I will always remember how you fed me and led me to the most amazing friends I would ever have. You kept me solid, authentic, and true to all that I pursued. When I would find myself going in the wrong direction, you would gently guide me back to wholeness.

“Lastly, my friends and surrogate family, I need you to know that, though I will miss the landscape from which we birthed our love, I will never forget, nor lose touch. Technology has made missing you so easy to bear. I will love you from afar, see and feel your timelines of successes, and know your heart’s longings. I will miss you, Nashville.

“With love, Bo.”

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Check out my new book: (New Promo YouTube Video—important for all GLBT friends (When you go to this link, if you have already seen the promo, look for the discoveries, as I have been posting new discoveries every week on YouTube ) Uncommon Gay Spiritual Warrior: http://www.amazon.com/Uncommon-Gay-Spiritual-Warrior-Authentic-ebook/dp/B00KPIVOIY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1401708367&sr=8-1&keywords=uncommon+gay+spiritual+warrior .

I am moving to Southern Florida to begin a new small imprint publishing company called: Finding Authentic You Publishing: findingauthenticyoupublishing.com. I am accepting submissions now for my January 2015 bookshelf. If you or any friends are interested, please go to the website and read the submission guidelines. Thanks.

Finding Authentic You is my brand and is also aself-help guide, which I wrote, with 365 Discoveries, meant to aid you in facilitating some of life’s most difficult challenges, like sleep. But, the discoveries also lead you to what you believe spiritually, understanding your goals, learning to believe in your self, discovering the most distinct you, unlocking all of your negative thinking, and helping you replace it with positive, creative thought using many different modalities, including hypnosis, prayer, and psychology. Once you know yourself, then relationship with Spirit and people is a fairly easy task.

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For much more information about finding out about the psychology of the human mind and being your authentic self, self-love, and self-esteem, check out my new book below. “Finding Authentic You” will answer many of the questions I propose above. The book also has many discoveries about health, both mental and physical, as well as spiritual discoveries to lead you to your highest and best! Thanks for being a part of my tribe and helping get this book and all of my media below into the right hands, helping the right hearts. Buy the Book on Amazon Here:

Finding Authentic You: With 365 Daily Discoveries & 7 Steps to Effective Change

* Bo Sebastian is a Hypnotherapist and Life & Health Coach, available for private sessions to QUIT SMOKING, Lose Weight, New Lap-Band Hypnosis for Weight Loss, CHANGE YOUR MIND, CHANGE YOUR LIFE! at 615-445-8861 or http://bosebastian.com/Home_Page.php Please feel free to comment and/or sign up to receive your blog sent to you directly or stream with an RSS Feed. Please spread the word by liking the page or sharing this with your friends.

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Losing Your Prejudice #religiousright #glbtrights #spirituality

“God is a circle whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.” Hermes 

I read a friend’s Facebook entry today about how male actors refuse to play gay roles because of stereotype. Really? I thought our men actors were far away from that premise. But, apparently, (as my college friend is an actor in LA), he has seen this kind of anti-gay behavior over and over again. I do believe he is correct about the prejudice that comes with declining a gay role. Look at Oscar winner, Dustin Hoffman, who surged into the limelight for forging through prejudice by playing a transvestite to keep his children. Our last year’s Oscar winner, for playing a straight man with HIV, who learns to embrace the gay world after being disenfranchised from the straight world. Neither have gotten stereotyped. And that hot tall blonde who played the character Arrow on “Smallville” and a gay character on “Revenge” is now playing a hot straight man on “Mistresses.”

Let’s get down to brass tax. What do you really feel about GLBT people? Are you pretending not to be prejudiced because you want to be in the mainstream, but really feel being different is against your moral belief? If so, then I ask you to put aside your prejudice for a moment and Google the psychological studies that have been done about being gay or transgender. Why do you think that a therapist is never allowed, by law and code of ethics, to exclaim that being gay is wrong? Because it is simply not. God created all of us. And He don’t make no mistakes… It’s not a choice. It has never been a choice. And gay prejudice has ruined more lives and caused more hate than any war. It’s time to put your hate down and let God judge his own children. Okay?

To that end, I have written a couple of really good books about Gay Spirituality and a novel about “coming out.” If you know anyone who may benefit by either of these, here is the information about them.

“Uncommon Gay Spiritual Warrior” by Bo Sebastian,  you can find on Amazon/Amazon kindle at: Go to Amazon to Buy book

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And “Billy Ray’s Secret” a gay, coming of age novel, you can find at: Go to Amazon/Amazon Kindle to buy book

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Also, if you have any interest in looking at a YouTube series I’ve started to move forward with the Uncommon Gay Spiritual Warrior, go to: Watch Video Here! for the first of five videos. Thanks. Bo

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The Circle: Our Spiritual Epicenter #circle #spiritualadvice #spirituality

“God is a circle whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.” Hermes Trismegistus.

Circles are everywhere. The idea of everything moving in circles (the moon around the earth; the earth around the sun—creating day and night; years are cyclical; cars and bicycles use wheels; machines use gears that are circles; often, even our thoughts are cyclical) has been around since the beginning of time. What confuses most people is that we have no idea what is in the center of God or where the epicenter exists. Here begins the basic principles of faith.

Recently, my faith had waned around the idea that I felt was inspired to move to Florida by Spirit, but had been stymied by the selling of my home in Nashville. I realized in the center of my own disbelief was an atheistic idea that, somehow, God had forgotten his plan for me. Yesterday, I met with an old friend for breakfast. As we talked about my discontent, she reminded me the simplest principal of faith: God has a plan!

As I repeat that phrase to myself, I realize that, indeed, the plan for my life is always, and has always been perfectly designed for everyone in my life, most importantly—me. I can’t think of one incidence in my life that hasn’t brought forth an important spiritual lesson to lead me to a deeper belief and perhaps to the epicenter of my own spirit. Maybe this is where God exists. Have you ever thought about the scripture in the Christian bible that says, “The kingdom of God is within”?

I remember a time when I lived in NYC. I was in my bed, sitting up meditating on this particular scripture. As I moved deeper into meditation, I felt, as I often do, that I had moved into a trance of sorts. This time, my eyes were open, though. As I looked in front of me, I saw an open vision of a man, perhaps an angel or my image of what Jesus appears as, walking toward me. The wall crumbled as he moved closer. Suddenly, he walked into my body. As this happened, I closed my eyes and felt as if I had been transported into a heavenly place where I was met with many elders dressed in long white robes. I heard a voice say: “You have been chosen for this path to be a teacher and a spiritual leader for the world!”

I remember answering the voice: “But I don’t want to return to my human body. This place is perfect and wonderful.”

“This has been your destiny and your choice since the beginning of time,” the Voice answered. It was then I was transported, perhaps, to my own epicenter, where I agreed to take on this human journey. I will never forget the dream, so real and auspicious that my life changed in that moment.

When my spirit returned to my body, I felt as though the weight of the world had fallen upon me. The heaviness and density of my human body encapsulated the weightless spirit of the moments prior. I wrote down the vision in my journal, as I know many dreams dissipate as life moves us into our conscious, deductive process—daily life. I wanted to remember this journey throughout my existence here.

As I recapitulate the story to you, my entire human self recognizes that I have—in the epicenter of my soul—a basic journey designed, perhaps by my spiritual self—perhaps, by God—from the beginning of time. When I embrace this premise, all disbelief moves away, and I rest in the arms of faith—in the center of a circle of unconditional Love.

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Finding Authentic You is my brand and is also a self-help guide, which I wrote, with 365 Discoveries, meant to aid you in facilitating some of life’s most difficult challenges, like sleep. But, the discoveries also lead you to what you believe spiritually, understanding your goals, learning to believe in your self, discovering the most distinct you, unlocking all of your negative thinking, and helping you replace it with positive, creative thought using many different modalities, including hypnosis, prayer, and psychology. Once you know yourself, then relationship with Spirit and people is a fairly easy task.

For much more information about finding out about the psychology of the human mind and being your authentic self, self-love, and self-esteem, check out my new book below. “Finding Authentic You” will answer many of the questions I propose above. The book also has many discoveries about health, both mental and physical, as well as spiritual discoveries to lead you to your highest and best! Thanks for being a part of my tribe and helping get this book and all of my media below into the right hands, helping the right hearts. While you are Amazon, check out Finding Authentic You’s companion book: Theoraphasz: God Speaks!

Buy NOW ON AMAZON/AMAZON KINDLE

Finding Authentic You: With 365 Daily Discoveries & 7 Steps to Effective Change

* Bo Sebastian is a Hypnotherapist and Life & Health Coach, available for private sessions to QUIT SMOKING, Lose Weight, New Lap-Band Hypnosis for Weight Loss, CHANGE YOUR MIND, CHANGE YOUR LIFE! at 615-445-8861 or http://bosebastian.com/Home_Page.php Please feel free to comment and/or sign up to receive your blog sent to you directly or stream with an RSS Feed. Please spread the word by liking the page or sharing this with your friends.

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