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The Red Wagon

The Red Wagon



When I was a little boy, there was no Nintendo, no computer games, or internet. Toys were limited. But I did have a wagon, a red wagon. My brother and I used to careen down the hill in front of our house in that red wagon. Now, when you are in grade school, even the smallest of hills can look mighty big and daunting. This hill was one to be challenged. Down we would go, as fast as we could, in the hopes of going further and faster than ever before. At the same time, we hoped we would not crash. Concrete and skin do not go well together. And so it is today.

About the writer: Dave Krajovic

David Krajovic MBA, CPA, CMT David and his wife Pat are dynamic and engaging partners to anyone who desires to restore personal power, find inner peace and live an Inspired Life. They founded the award-winning BodyWorks Healing Center in Plymouth, MI, the Global Breath Institute and are the co-creators of Ascension Breathwork. They have created a revolutionary body of work combining contemporary and ancient teachings to help you ascend above limitation and access the human potential. Their Inspired Life Mastery programs gently yet powerfully disintegrate obstructions to happiness, good health, peace, prosperity and spirituality. 734-416-5200 or ascensionbreathing.com

Are you ready to Jump?

Are You Ready To Jump?



As you may recall from last month’s article, there is a wagon that is careening out of control down a large mountain. We are on this wagon. The wagon is gaining speed as it continues on its path. Its only path is one of destruction. It causes pain and suffering whereever it goes. In the end, it has no choice but to crash. It is being powered by our limiting thoughts and negative beliefs. These thoughts suggest that there is not enough to go around, that the Universe is limited, that we must compete for every possession we have, that I am not good enough or I am not worthy of abundance and that hard work can get us through anything and everything. This is a tireless and winless game and puts your life in a vicious samsaric cycle of despair and desperation. It can only lead to pain and suffering. You have a choice. You can remain on the wagon or you can jump off. Are you ready to jump?

About the writer: Dave Krajovic

David Krajovic MBA, CPA, CMT David and his wife Pat are dynamic and engaging partners to anyone who desires to restore personal power, find inner peace and live an Inspired Life. They founded the award-winning BodyWorks Healing Center in Plymouth, MI, the Global Breath Institute and are the co-creators of Ascension Breathwork. They have created a revolutionary body of work combining contemporary and ancient teachings to help you ascend above limitation and access the human potential. Their Inspired Life Mastery programs gently yet powerfully disintegrate obstructions to happiness, good health, peace, prosperity and spirituality. 734-416-5200 or ascensionbreathing.com

How Are You Breathing Today?


 

How Are You


Breathing Today?



Are you breathing? Now that’s a silly question since you are reading this, you must be breathing. But the real issue is whether you are breathing well. So perhaps a better question is “How are you breathing today? Is your breath open and full or is it closed and shallow? Does your chest move more than your belly when you breathe? Why not take a moment to find out. Put one hand on your chest and the other on your belly and take a full and deep breath in. What happened? What did you notice? Take another breath to be sure. I know from breathing thousands of people that 90% of the population is getting only about 50% of the available air due to restrictions in their breathing. So I know that it is likely that there is some kind of a restriction in your breathing. These physical restrictions are real and they limit your health, well being, the amount of life force, and ultimately the amount of good that you can receive from your breath.

About the writer: Dave Krajovic

David Krajovic MBA, CPA, CMT David and his wife Pat are dynamic and engaging partners to anyone who desires to restore personal power, find inner peace and live an Inspired Life. They founded the award-winning BodyWorks Healing Center in Plymouth, MI, the Global Breath Institute and are the co-creators of Ascension Breathwork. They have created a revolutionary body of work combining contemporary and ancient teachings to help you ascend above limitation and access the human potential. Their Inspired Life Mastery programs gently yet powerfully disintegrate obstructions to happiness, good health, peace, prosperity and spirituality. 734-416-5200 or ascensionbreathing.com

A Consciousness for Miracles




A Consciousness for Miracles



The world we live in is one of duality. Everything has its polar opposite; hot/cold, love/hate, optimism/pessimism, anger/joy and so on. This is the world of form; our schoolyard of learning. When we keep our consciousness in this world, we are limited to the ways of this world to heal and create. A more powerful way to heal and create is to shift our focus from human to spiritual perception.

About the writer: Dave Krajovic

David Krajovic MBA, CPA, CMT David and his wife Pat are dynamic and engaging partners to anyone who desires to restore personal power, find inner peace and live an Inspired Life. They founded the award-winning BodyWorks Healing Center in Plymouth, MI, the Global Breath Institute and are the co-creators of Ascension Breathwork. They have created a revolutionary body of work combining contemporary and ancient teachings to help you ascend above limitation and access the human potential. Their Inspired Life Mastery programs gently yet powerfully disintegrate obstructions to happiness, good health, peace, prosperity and spirituality. 734-416-5200 or ascensionbreathing.com

Is the Mind Everything or is it Nothing



Is the Mind Everything or is it Nothing



The mind is everything. The mind is nothing. This paradox holds the key to everything. It is the mind that controls and creates our thoughts. It is our thoughts that create our reality. Everything we think, everything we experience is a projection of our thoughts.



This is so basic to the human condition that its truth is taught by many great masters. In the bible it says “Let this mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus.” Many spiritual seekers try to get rid of the mind and think it is bad. It is not the mind that is bad but the attachment to the thoughts that the mind creates. In Buddhism, the Second Noble Truth warns that attachment is the cause of all suffering. Attachment refers to all things intransient and this includes ideas and thoughts.



The egoic mind keeps us stuck in our story (She never listens to me, He doesn’t like me, I’ll never be good enough for him). Because the more we think the thought, the more we look for evidence to support the thought, it eventually becomes a belief which can be so powerful as to trap us into a feeling that there is no way out. In its severest form this leads to suicidal tendencies; however many are simply depressed and anxious, but even more of us go through life as automatons, like zombies just trudging through the day. We can hardly wait for the work day to end so we can to go home and for the work week to end to get to the weekend. Moving from day to day and task to task never living up to our capacity, our joy, or our passion.



There is a teacher who has developed a way out of this cycle of lifeless existence. This person was severely depressed for over ten years when she was in her thirties. During the last two years of this period she could rarely get out of bed and obsessed over suicide. And then one day out of deep despair she received a great insight. She realized when she believed something should be different than it was, she would suffer and when she did not have these thoughts she felt peaceful. Everything wrong in our life is really a belief about what is wrong in us.



This person is Byron Katie and out of her insights came a process she calls “The Work.” Katie saw that most people sought happiness by trying to change their external circumstances to match their thoughts. But, if we questioned the truth of our thoughts and became o.k. with what is, then we could experience a life of joy and passion. What would I be without the thoughts that I have? This one question is the question she asks us to ask of all the judgments we have about other people and situations. When we go through the process we realize that what we are thinking is what is going on inside ourselves. This process is empowering because it takes responsibility away from others and let’s us find our own answers.



The Work is perfect for this economic time. Many of us are in fear about possible job loss. How would you feel without the thought, “I might lose my job?” Peaceful? Relaxed? Happy? Why do you want to create a life based on fear? It only brings suffering into the now. There is no joy in that. If you want to create, create a vision of abundance, but get your mind out of the future. Katie’s work is unique because it lets you have the experience of knowing how your thoughts create your reality and can lead to suffering.



Fearful (or any limiting) thoughts are not in alignment with Universal Flow and will, therefore, restrict our energy flow. Since it takes energy to hold these thought patterns in our body, the holding on makes us tired and also affects the way we breathe. It prevents us from breathing deeply and completely and limits the life force available for the creation of the good, the holy and the beautiful.



When we change the way we think about things, we change the way we breathe. And when we change the way we breathe, we change the way we think. The breath puts us into the present moment, not in the past or future where thoughts reside. This is why Eckert Tolle supports breathing as a practice for creating present moment awareness and why he supports Katie’s work as “a great blessing for our planet.” And this is why we marry Katie’s work with Transformational Breathing.



The two are inseparable and are powerful tools for transformation and evolution into joy. The Work is about taking personal responsibly for our thoughts and our life. Let’s just stay with the belief that we create our reality and everything around us is a projection of our thoughts. If this is so, then what powerful creators we are, for we created everything we have. There is no judgment as to whether it is good or bad; it is our creation, created out of love for us to learn and grow. If we accept this, then we must also accept that we can change it too. We can create anything we want. And if we can create anything we want, then what are we waiting for. The world needs us to show up in our greatness. We can do this. But we have to first change the way we think and breathe.



You can learn more about The Work by going to www.thework.com. Katie explains the process and provides free worksheets to help you through the process. It is also taught as part of the week long Personal Transformational Breathing Seminar.



Dave Krajovic



Dave Krajovic, CPA, MBA is a Master Breather. With advanced training in many alternative healing modalities, he is cofounder with his wife and partner, Pat, of BodyWorks Healing Center in Plymouth, Michigan and the Global Breath Institute. He is dedicated to spreading the word about conscious breathing and empowering people through the healing experience of Transformational Breathing.



You can experience the power of Transformational Breathing and learn of these teachings in the Personal Transformational Breathing Seminar held over two three day weekends this May 1-3 and May 15-17.



Is the Mind Everything or is it Nothing



The mind is everything. The mind is nothing. This paradox holds the key to everything. It is the mind that controls and creates our thoughts. It is our thoughts that create our reality. Everything we think, everything we experience is a projection of our thoughts.


 


About the writer: Dave Krajovic

David Krajovic MBA, CPA, CMT David and his wife Pat are dynamic and engaging partners to anyone who desires to restore personal power, find inner peace and live an Inspired Life. They founded the award-winning BodyWorks Healing Center in Plymouth, MI, the Global Breath Institute and are the co-creators of Ascension Breathwork. They have created a revolutionary body of work combining contemporary and ancient teachings to help you ascend above limitation and access the human potential. Their Inspired Life Mastery programs gently yet powerfully disintegrate obstructions to happiness, good health, peace, prosperity and spirituality. 734-416-5200 or ascensionbreathing.com

Energy Follows Intention


 

Energy Follows


Intention



We all have intentions. In fact, we are intending something almost all the time. We intend to save money, lose weight or take more time off for ourselves. We intend to be less angry, watch less TV or quit smoking. These are all noble intentions but we rarely achieve them to our satisfaction. Something seems to stand in the way of our progress or progress becomes difficult and slow. Soon we give up reverting to our old way of doing things. But deep down the desire to change is always there. When there is a gap between where we want to be and where we are, there is usually pain, suffering, unhappiness or frustration. Nevertheless, we settle for less. We settle for the way life is rather than the way life can be.

About the writer: Dave Krajovic

David Krajovic MBA, CPA, CMT David and his wife Pat are dynamic and engaging partners to anyone who desires to restore personal power, find inner peace and live an Inspired Life. They founded the award-winning BodyWorks Healing Center in Plymouth, MI, the Global Breath Institute and are the co-creators of Ascension Breathwork. They have created a revolutionary body of work combining contemporary and ancient teachings to help you ascend above limitation and access the human potential. Their Inspired Life Mastery programs gently yet powerfully disintegrate obstructions to happiness, good health, peace, prosperity and spirituality. 734-416-5200 or ascensionbreathing.com

Losing My Dear Friend


 

Losing My Dear Friend



It was an unwelcome surprise. He came into our life most unexpectedly. It was Christmas and my son’s girlfriend arrived at our home with a new puppy. He was cute, as all puppies are. Short haired, chocolate brown, a white crest on his chest , all topped off with floppy ears and beautiful yellow eyes. He would slide down the sides of the presents that were stacked under the Christmas tree and find himself a prisoner among the gifts. A cute one he was! He would curl up as a little ball on my wife, Pat’s, chest when she would lay down on the couch. Everyone loved him, and we soon learned that my son’s girlfriend could not keep him since the apartment she was living in would not allow dogs. “Oh dad, can we keep him? Just till we find another home? Please?” “NO!” I emphatically responded. I knew how this would end up. Without real effort to find a home, we would be stuck with a second dog. And so it was that Capone came to live with us.

About the writer: Dave Krajovic

David Krajovic MBA, CPA, CMT David and his wife Pat are dynamic and engaging partners to anyone who desires to restore personal power, find inner peace and live an Inspired Life. They founded the award-winning BodyWorks Healing Center in Plymouth, MI, the Global Breath Institute and are the co-creators of Ascension Breathwork. They have created a revolutionary body of work combining contemporary and ancient teachings to help you ascend above limitation and access the human potential. Their Inspired Life Mastery programs gently yet powerfully disintegrate obstructions to happiness, good health, peace, prosperity and spirituality. 734-416-5200 or ascensionbreathing.com