Who hasn’t passed the Lotto signs on the Interstate and imagined checking a lottery purchase to find that you, indeed, are the Powerball winner of millions of dollars? The jackpot for the Mega Million is at an all-time high of 400 Million this week. I’d imagine that many people are imagining a life with no financial worry. What exactly does that look like? I don’t guess that many of us have had the privilege of knowing that security.
Lately, I’ve been imagining winning, but with a spin… I don’t announce that I’m the winner to anyone, not even family. But, I do call a major television station with the idea of a new reality television show. This show would be about a gay, spiritual man who has won and lost a lot in his life. He had taken big chances. He has had large opinions. He loved big, but also had many people leave his life for those opinions.
The story would be about following the people who left my life and the people who are on the fringe of my life as if a network was doing a documentary on my next big book. So, the interviewers would get stories from old lovers, old friends, the parents of exes, ex-work relationships, and people who have either stayed or left my life.
I imagine the questions go something like this: “So, we are doing this documentary on Bo Sebastian’s next book. What do you really think of the author? Is the book Finding Authentic You based on an authentic person? Or do you think he’s a fraud?”
Then after all the people give their true responses, come back with another interview, sharing that this book has garnered great interest with a huge publisher. Bo has gotten one of the biggest advances in publishing history and a television show. He is now a millionaire and set to become a multi-millionaire as soon as the book hits the stores and the airs. “What do you think of this windfall in Bo’s life? Is he deserving? Do you feel anything different about him now?”
My interest and fantasy is more about seeing if people’s disposition change as a result of a financial blessing such as the Mega Million Jackpot in my life. Would real friends stay real, or would money skew relationships? Would people who I have had leave my life, now try to become better friends and take advantage of the money? Would people who are on the fringe of your life, force their way in to a closer relationship?
My interests in life have always been about cause and effect. What makes a person respond the way he or she does? I guess in life, what it intrigues me most is what has probably caused the most hurt in life. When some relationship takes a turn for the worse and someone disappoints you for no apparent reason, I want to know why. Unfortunately, life doesn’t often present a way to get to the bottom of most people’s actions. But a great interviewer and the chance to voice an opinion on television is usually more than enough to coerce even the worst at communication. One moment of celebrity, they say, will cause most people to act the fool. I believe this to be true. We all want to be noticed and to have an opinion that matters, even if our opinions are bizarre and mocked. Take Simon Cowell’s persona on his reality shows. Everyone wants to hate him, because his opinions are so mean and on the money, most times. Yet, we watch him every week, even though we would rather not hear his blathering, narcissistic opinions about anything. Or would we?
Look for MY LATEST BOOK: “Finding Authentic You, 7 Steps to Effective Change” with a Year to CLEAR (C-larity, L-ove, E-nthusiasm A-nd R-elationship-Ready) on my Website in the Webstore. Thanks!
Below is information that I will be sharing for about a month, as not every person on my list reads the blog every day. If you have already read it, just skip over it. Thanks for understanding.
A Year to CLEAR Challenge:
(Please Know: You Can Join Us At Any Point in the Year Challenge.)
The masses search outward for things that qualify them as a person, but I always go inward for that which quantifies me for greatness. At twenty-five I preached on street corners in NYC as an in-the-closet Pentecostal minister. One day I heard a still small voice say, ‘God cannot be contained in a book or a law or even in a religion. Dig deeper, reach further to find me, and you will find your authentic Self.’”
A Year to CLEAR Challenge!
The acronym CLEAR stands for (Compassionate, Loving, Enthusiastic, And Relationship-Ready). The goal of this project is to engulf readers in a weekly study that will transform them by removing blocks, promote self-growth, and give them wings to fly freely into daily life. Each week, by going to BoSebastian.com and choosing the Year to CLEAR Challenge tab, a new challenge or thought to provoke conversation, growth, and group functionality.
My vision is to make Finding Authentic You the book to have in your Kindle or on your computer. The book is a comprehensive look at growth—spiritually, mentally, and physically.
As a yoga teacher and student of the Ayurvedic tradition, I bring to the table understanding of physical challenges, the ability to overcome mental problems with Life & Health Coaching, as well as hypnotherapy, and expertise in meditation and spirituality as a minister.
The combination of all three in one book with an interactive connection to like-minded readers, for one year, is what makes this Year to CLEAR Challenge a must-do for every spiritual seeker.
The One-Year Approach to Change
No one believes he or she can change overnight. But success in change comes from the metaphors of nature. Seasonally, life changes all around us in nature. Finding Authentic You offers a gradual change perspective, looking at the triune aspects of change as in yoga: Body, Mind and Spirit.
Accessing the ability to change and finding yourself actually pursuing change must be a daily search, which I call getting to the “observer mind.”
In this frontal cortex of the brain we find the anatomy of change and the power to counter every negative trigger of the human process. The workings of Hypnosis, NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) are all positive actions to help the mind and body flow to a positive space for change.
Every aspect of FINDING AUTHENTIC YOU fulfills this constant need for diffusing the negative past and dreaming of a fulfilling future.
Step 1: Recognize That Change is Inevitable
Step 2: Release from Resistance to Change
Step 3: Understanding Change and Allow Spirit to Define It
Step 4: A History Lesson—About You
Step 5: Look at Your Past with Compassion
Step 6: Making a Strong Commitment to Change
Step 7: Dream Your Fabulous Future
Go to www.bosebastian.com for Week One to Four Challenges:
TOOLS FOR CHANGE:
Go to Storefront to buy any of the following or make a donation to Finding Authentic You: www.shop.bosebastian.com
• My Latest Book: Finding Authentic You—7 Steps to Effective Change (800 page downloadable Kindle version)
• Introduction to Meditation
• Smoke Cessation mp3
• Weight Loss mp3
• Hypnotic Lap Band surgery Mp3
• Insomnia mp3
• Eternal Om mp3
• Meditation Music mp3
• Guide to Meditation mp3
• Healing the Body mp3
• And my “Lessons from the Heart” book ready for your download purchase.
Go to Home Page: www.BoSebastian.com
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Also, look for MY LATEST BOOK: “Finding Authentic You, 7 Steps to Effective Change” with a Year to CLEAR (C-larity, L-ove, E-nthusiasm A-nd R-elationship-Ready) on my Website in the Webstore. Thanks!
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