Hard Work Never Hurt Anyone.

September 27th, 2010

I’ve been getting a couple of houses ready to live in for the last few weeks.  My family will get to enjoy one of them, the other will be up for grabs.  Great neighborhood, and beautiful homes.  Worth the effort.

How many people work as hard on themselves?  When I was very young, I wanted answers to some serious questions.  Like where was I before I was born and why am I here now?  I asked every “authority figure” I knew/met with very disappointing results. I finally gave up and resigned myself to not knowing.  About 24 years later, I stumbled across a group of wonderful people who were asking the same questions and getting answers!  That began a journey of very hard work.  It was work of joy and passion that really didn’t seem like work at all! 

I wonder what percent of people are willing to put in the work on themselves.  To find the key questions then work to discover the answers.  From discussions with many of the people I have met, these questions seem to be either very back burner or non-existent.  Its not as if they were never asked, rather they were deemed impossible to answer.  Why am I here?  What is my purpose?  How can I be happy?   How can I have everything I want in life?  More money, certainly.  Also, better relationships with spouse, kids, friends, business associates, etc.  How can I be fulfilled in my life?  Mentor types like Tony Robbins, Jim Rohn, Darren Hardy have become wildly successful helping others define the questions and find the answers for themselves.  There seems to be a need.  Can I help others this way too?  I believe I can in a unique way.  Finding the way to peace in the process.  I am wildly excited to connect with the people who are willing to do the work on themselves.  Who see the value of this work.  It won’t always be easy but it will be worth it.  If you are one of these people, welcome and lets get to work!  I promise it will be worth it!


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On The Radio!

September 22nd, 2010

I posted a couple of days ago about meeting a gentleman in Portland.  His kind mother asked if I would be willing to host her radio show and do a live meditation on it!  I did this yesterday morning.  I didn’t really have any advanced notice of where or I would have posted it here (and twitter, facebook, myspace, etc.)  Anyway, the show is a downloadable MP3 file. Just right click the first link, save as, or save file to your computer. This will be a link to my Dropbox.   While you’re at it, get a Dropbox account, they are really handy!  Disclaimer, if you use this link, I will get credit and it will add to my available space.  I appreciate it!

I am looking for some help from you folks.  Please listen to this file and let me know what you think.  I will look for your comments! Thanks again!


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Whole Being Weekend and Portland Or.

September 20th, 2010

Ok, great stuff since last post.  I LOVED WBW!  Felt like coming home!  I was sitting at dinner Friday nite and everyone was smiling, making eye contact, very open and loving.  The way the world could be!  Had a couple of great guided meditations to small groups. Lots of fun otherwise.  Saw Karl Anthony perform again! Superb! Met lot’s of great people and had a really wonderful time!

Then Monday I flew to Portland OR.  Worked in Vancouver, WA. on Tuesday then drove the rental car to Goldendale, WA. Spent time with my cantankerous buddy Ed.  He wasn’t feeling that well so I took it a little bit easy on him.  Worked there for a couple of days then came home Saturday.  Before leaving Portland, I met up with an old friend Dawn.  Haven’t seen her in about 15 years.  She and I had lunch at a cute little sushi bar in downtown Portland.  We talked about San Diego and meditation and a bunch of other things.  All the while, the guy sitting next to us was listening.  When we got up to leave, he said he was from North County, San Diego and his mom does meditations and things online!  He suggested she may be willing to help me get the meditations I am doing some traction! Pretty cool connection!  Thanks, Ryan!  Flew home and was very glad to see the family and hang out with them.  All in all, very grateful for a wonderful week with a great ending!


PS.  I will get another meditation lined up for this weekend, probably Sunday.

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Ask Ask Ask Ask Thanks, Jack Canfield

September 10th, 2010

Read an interesting article from one of my favorite guys, Darren Hardy. In it he talks about the value of asking for what you want. What you don’t ask for, you never get.

Kelli and I have been negotiating with some lovely folks from the bay area about a couple of project houses they have on the market.  One is ready to go within a couple of weeks.  The other has about 2-3 months to be ready.  For health reasons, they are unable to do the work these houses need themselves so my background and skills make this a pretty good match.  The dollars weren’t lining up for us though so it looked like we were going to have to back out of the deal.  I steeled my courage and asked for what seemed like the impossible and they said “Yes!”

That was a savings of about $700 a month for us for a period of one year. Total savings $8400.  Time it took to ask, about 2 minutes.  That adds up to an hourly earning of $252,000 an hour!  Please think about this next time you decide against doing something because of $$.  Ask for what you want and who knows, you just may get a yes! 

Going to the Whole Being Weekend today and I am PUMPED!  This will be the first time I’ve connected with this group of wonderful people in about 12 years.  More importantly, I will be connecting with a part of myself I have left behind for all those years.  The group of people I started my spiritual reawakening with are some of the most wonderful people I have ever met.  These amazing people have been instrumental in helping me in the most valuable way I have ever experienced.  They helped me learn that I am lovable and self love is essential to being a healthy part of society.  I have a role to play in the world and I can do it with love.  These last 12 years I have been and done things I am not proud of.  This has been a time of great learning.  Of understanding more about the “average” life, and circumstances.  I will always be able to draw upon this time as I move forward with a new level of empathy and understanding of where people are coming from.  An empathy that will empower me to communicate on a different level.  I know this time has been a necessary part of my path and am now ready to return to my roots.  The core of ME is ready to rock and roll!  Let’s help some people achieve their dreams and live the life they were meant to live!

Thanks for being with me on this wonderful journey called “life”


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Timing is Everything.

September 7th, 2010

Ok, so I didn’t pick the best day for my first ever, online guided meditation.  Day 3 of a 3 day weekend.  No surprise I was almost alone. Almost except for J-Me (Thx!)  I am really glad it was so lo-pressure.  This was the first meditation I’ve done in too many years.  I have some history with the medium so I wasn’t worried, just a touch apprehensive. Someone told me today “If you are the least bit nervous, the best room to speak to is an empty room”  Makes sense to me.  Funny how I end up fumbling my way to the perfect environment when I’m not looking.  Theres a word for that; serendipity.  One of my all time favorite words.

I just set up my email address for this account. my name at merlinsmeditations.com (my name is not the name I sign these posts with)

So next week I will be in Idyllwild for the Whole Being Weekend.  I am pumped up because I know I will see people there I haven’t seen in many years.  It will be great to reconnect with them and build new friendships.

I will be posting before then though.


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