Author: Bo Sebastian

Listening to Your Body and Your Hunger…

When Dieting we consider many concepts, ideas, attitudes about what is important and what isn’t. But how many of us have simply just stopped to listen to our body? I’m not talking about listening to the voice of the brain that chatters on about tempting things we shouldn’t be eating. I want you to consider for a minute that every moment, every second, your body knows exactly what you need to survive. You’re thirsty when you need hydration. You crave certain food when your body needs specific content and vitamins. And, mostly, when you are full, you actually have what’s called an appestat in your brain that tells you when to stop eating. However, we have simply stopped listening to our bodies, because we are mostly eating on the run, living on the run, and never stop.

Make it a practice to eat with no devices turned on. Don’t answer phone calls, watch television, scan the web, or make idle chat while eating. Simply taste each bite. I good extra practice is to chew your food enough times to remember every hand that had to touch your food before it has gotten to your plate and give thanks to each person responsible for the nutrition that you are gleaning from each bite… each morsel.

If we could do just this much, we could probably never have to diet again. I’ve been on this conscious eating plan for a while now and the extra flab is just falling off. I can also see, as I stay conscious of my bad habits sneaking back in, when and where I need to work on making a shift in consciousness about certain food. For instance, today, I wanted a sandwich with protein and decided on a half of a bagel instead of an entire one. The choice was perfect. I didn’t feel heavy and full after I ate. In fact, I was even able to swim a few laps about 30 minutes after dinner.

This evening when I normally would have snacked on something like popcorn or a couple dates with nut butter, instead I ate just a 1/2 of an orange. It was actually enough.

Let’s be satisfied with enough.

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A View from the Top Bunk

When I was a kid, I slept on the top bunk after a short stint on the bottom one. My elder brother, six years to be exact, had the authority, then, to make these kinds of decisions. Besides, he got to bed much later than I and didn’t want to disturb me. As if masturbation every night at midnight wasn’t a deterrent for sleep.

What exactly was he doing down there? my young mind thought. Moaning and thrashing about as if he was down there with some pretty young thing. I never asked. He never told.

Actually, I already knew. Before the bunk beds, my brother and I slept in the same queen bed for about six years—long enough for him to introduce me to his midnight issues. But with me, his affair fell right after my early bedtime.

A soft whisper. “Can I… you know?” He played with my hair and caressed my 8-year-old butt. Sometimes he would kiss me on the neck… begging… and breathing.

Ah, the raw memories of sexual abuse. They would rob me of sleep until about 10 years ago, when I took my childhood back.

I don’t demonize my brother. I don’t fault my father and mother for not protecting me from a horny brother, who probably had been sexually abused before me. I simply give none of what happened in the past any negative thought. It is almost as if it was another lifetime, completely.

Everything that had happened in my past had a purpose—a divine reason—even the horrible nightmare things, like the queen-sized bed.

My mom recently told me that my brother thinks that I’m the only sibling in the family who cares about him. I don’t know if he’s correct about that. I simply wonder about what he thinks? How he thinks or deals with the memories. I’m more curious than caring, to be honest. But, I never ask. He never tells.

Sometimes silence heals if you understand the peace that can come with it.

I am an actor by trade. I have learned to embrace the truth of other characters besides me. In my search for each character’s authentic reality, I often make up amazing pasts to build a strong back-story, it’s called in the acting world. I have more fun with this part of the process than I should. It’s my time to rewrite the words of the author so they fit me more snugly. This back-story helps me relate to the character’s malevolence, depravity, or intricate love they bring to the stage or screen.

I left the theater for a long time, because I felt as if I was avoiding my own back-story to play with other’s lives. Acting was an easier choice than reality. Plus, an added bonus was the applause at the end of the night. Praise and adulation for making people believe you were someone you’re not. And I got paid for it, while most of the world does this every day, every minute, every second.

Honestly, I’m tired of so many people living their lives asleep or in total avoidance.

When will we all stop to be still? When will we give thought to the purpose of our humanity and make some sense of the maelstrom of our pasts?

It’s in the undoing that you become one step closer to your spiritual purpose on Earth.

Take a breath. Take a moment. Let silence draw you to the path of total understanding. I have and am finally at peace.

Don’t let another day pass, acting as if none of it happened, every jot and tittle matters more that Who You Are!

 

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The New Stage of Human Development… What’s next?

From the annals of the bible, the “Book of Revelations,” and now some true channelers of the Ra group (like the wonder of Edgar Cayce), we all know that we are on the cusp of something cataclysmic. We can see it in the condition of Earth crying out from its molten core, or the washing and blowing away 0f all that seeks to abuse it, and consuming what’s left with conflagration, it seems.

We can see this same storm forming in the children, who are so much more aware and intelligent than we ever were, now crying out for social justice because the adults have either lost their fight or don’t have the courage. It’s as if the children came to this world for the prime purpose to set consciousness on fire.

We can see change in the government vs. the people—who is fighting for what’s right with consistent cries from unjust behavior and now demanding justice, truth, and transparency!

What steps are we all willing to take next to draw us to a totally new paradigm in which the lion lays with the lamb? 

Are we seeing in the world arena a shaking up of power as in “The Book of Revelations”? Do you have absolutely no idea what will come next? Or are you seeing that all that stirs and can be shaken will eventually collapse? What camp are you settling into or are you still on the fence, carefully trying to balance your life as you once knew it?

I ponder these thoughts daily. I ask my nieces and nephews how they feel when they go to school. Are they frightened? Do they feel that what they see on the news in something that they might experience? I want to know their hearts.

I was a life coach and minister for so long that asking the hard questions to anyone I know is my duty. People should not live their lives asleep or afraid or simply in a cyclical pattern similar to what you see on the television program “Westworld.” We are not robots. We are consciousness embodied in human casing that has a purpose. Finding that purpose is so important at this point of our lives.

I urge all that are reading this to take some contemplative time everyday. Don’t be afraid of the silence. Let is draw you in and lead you to your next steps in life. You will feel as I do—a newness of thought and wonder—a sensation of excitement for what will happen next; instead of fearing the next moment, the next month’s bills, and dying from diseases you probably brought upon yourself from eating what has been fed to you.

We must wake up to all that scares us. What exactly are we frightened of? If you believe in a benevolent Spirit, what could be more contraindicating then being afraid when you believe that the result of world will end in peace and will always draw us back to love. But you must be awake to see!

Being awake cannot happen unless you spend time moving past the confines of the body and move into a meditative place. These moments will clear your mind, inspire you to new truth, and also recharge your physical and mental batteries that are so depleted from all the chaos all around us each day.

If you need some help with learning to meditate, you can read my book on meditation; you can go on YouTube and listen to some of my meditations and work with them to begin to understand how to get to the place of quiet, or you can find someone like me to help you learn the process. It’s a practice. It is like taking your first yoga class. You can’t expect to put your palms to the floor when you haven’t bent over in 20 years.

You will be amazed at how even 5 minutes of silence will change your life! I think of this time as swimming underwater. The outside world silences and the universal love that awaits all of us stands waiting at the door of an underwater cave from which you emerge able to breathe new life.

Join me in a meditation if you like:

 

Or give me a call at 954-253-6493 and book an appointment on line or in person to open your life to this new paradigm. I can help.

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