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The Swearing Arab And God's Message

The Swearing Arab And God’s Message

Written by Chris Cade on . Posted in Spiritual Development

One day the Prophet Mohammad was performing the morning prayer in the mosque. An Arab aspirant of Islam was among others praying with the Prophet.

Mohammad happened to recite a verse in the Koran about Pharaoh’s claim, “I am your true God.” Upon hearing this the Arab was seized with such wrath that he interrupted his prayer to shout:

“The son-of-a-bitch braggart!”

When the Prophet finished the prayer, his companions began to chide the Arab: “Not only is your prayer no good because you interrupted it with extraneous words, but you used dirty language in the presence of God’s Prophet.”

The Arab stood trembling with fear and embarrassment, whereupon Gabriel appeared and said to the Prophet:

“God sends you salaam and wishes that these people stop chastising this simple Arab; indeed his sincere curse moved me more than many a pious rosary prayer.”

– by Massud Farzan

The Gift We Give Ourselves

The Gift You Give Yourself

Written by Chris Cade on . Posted in Spiritual Development

"We teach that which we most need to learn." ~ David Bach

Some version of that quote has been used by leaders for as long as I can remember, and for good reason. While it's wonderful when we learn something new, the best way to integrate new knowledge and make it stick in our lives is to teach it.

This is because teaching challenges us to really understand what we're learning.

It challenges us to understand it with such clarity that we can effectively communicate it to others.

Teaching also exposes us to feedback from others, and that feedback is helpful (and sometimes even necessary) for us to understand something deeply enough to integrate it into our lives.

Those are just a few of the benefits you get by teaching something. Studies have shown that when you are first learning something, that if you teach it to somebody shortly thereafter, you'll remember what you learn more effectively and understand it more thoroughly.

In other words, teaching something you're learning makes you more successful.

In fact, some teaching methods ~ ironically ~ require students to immediately turn around and teach others what they learn.

The beauty of this approach is that it doesn't only deepen learning; it also creates more effective leaders in the world.

And it's no mystery that one of my favorite aspects of teaching is that it's a means by which I can work with you to co-create an increasingly more amazing world… one email, one video, one person, one step at a time.

So next time you want to learn a new skill…

Remember that one of the best things you can do is to do your best teaching it to somebody else.

And even if you don't want to "teach" it, at the very least, discuss it candidly with somebody else to explore your new knowledge more deeply.

That's because any process of sharing what you know with somebody else will help you immensely deepen your understanding.

And on the topic of teaching…

When my friend Christy asked me to share with you about her "How to Become A Life Coach" video series again, I agreed wholeheartedly.

(her joy can be very persuasive! hehe…)

Christy is a delightful person and teacher with what seems like an inexhaustible well of PASSION and excitement about how she helps people that it's rather "infectious" (in a good way!).

I am inspired to share the "infection." :)

If you want to know what I'm talking about, just watch these free videos from her – she's definitely vibrating positive energy!

** Watch Your Free Video e-Class Today **

She'll teach you all of the basics on how to become a life coach so that you can figure out if it's something you also might want to do.

The thing is, this opportunity definitely is NOT for everybody, and Christy knows that. That's why she's giving away these complimentary videos to share with you what it takes to become a life coach, who it's good for, and also who it's not good for.

I had the chance to watch her videos last time she shared them and here's a few questions to think about BEFORE you watch her videos…

  • Do you want to realize your important personal, professional, and financial goals?
  • Do you want to create a business where you are paid abundantly for helping others achieve their life goals and visions?
  • Are you willing to commit to becoming a powerful leader so that you can inspire and empower others to achieve incredible success in their lives?

If you answered those questions and felt a flutter in your belly, warmth in your heart, or a tinge of excitement or adrenaline, then definitely watch Christy's complimentary video series…

If the information she's sharing is a good fit for you, it could change the rest of your life and the lives of those you care about.

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3 Red Flags That Your Money Flow Is Blocked

3 Red Flags That Your Money Flow Is Blocked

Written by Chris Cade on . Posted in Spiritual Development

"Are You Blocking Your Money Flow? Here are 3 Telltale Signs"
– Guest message from Natalie Ledwell

Did you know that by the time you're about six years old, your subconscious mind will
have already been imprinted with your most deeply held beliefs about who you are,
what you're worth and what you're capable of?

It's really quite incredible!

Before the age of six, our growing brains are just like sponges that absorb all of the
messages that we observe – good or bad – from our parents, teachers and caregivers.

After even just a little bit of repetition, these messages get stored in our subconscious
minds as beliefs on how the world works and our place in it.

After the age of about six though, our brains actually start filtering the information we
receive to only take in what makes sense for us. We continue to do this later in life…

But still, deep in our subconscious minds lie all of those beliefs we absorbed in
"toddlerdom." If these beliefs are negative ones, they can block us from reaching
our financial, relationship and fitness goals as adults, despite our best efforts to
achieve them!

Do you have a self-limiting belief about money?

If your parents regularly fought about money in front of you when you were little,
for example, you may harbor a subconscious self-limiting belief that "money causes
pain and suffering."

Today, this belief may cause you to repel money on a subconscious level in ways that
you may not even consciously realize!

If you aren't where you'd like to be financially, chances are you may have a self-limiting
belief around money. Here are three telltale signs:

Red flag #1: You avoid money matters altogether.

Maybe you don't pay attention to how much you're spending or how much you have
in your bank account. Rather than face the truth about your finances, you simply just
avoid them altogether.

Red flag #2: You are afraid of spending too much money.

Stockpiling your money in a savings account offers you a sense of safety, security or
relief from anxiety, even though that money could be better invested elsewhere.

The truth is, making more money (not saving more) is what will cause a real difference
to your financial situation. While it IS healthy to save money and minimize excessive
spending, you may never get rich just from saving.

Red flag #3: You compulsively buy things to make yourself feel better.

Instead of facing your true inner demons, you use shopping as a temporary solution to
make yourself feel better. This results in a vicious and expensive habit that can burn
through all your extra money without ever making you happy.

If any of these three red flags ring true for you, don't worry. :)  The good news is that
you absolutely can eliminate your self-limiting money beliefs…

And to help you do this and then reprogram your subconscious mind for effortless
success, abundance and prosperity, I highly recommend that you snap up a seat to
come and join me on one of my FREE online training workshops!

To find out more about exactly what we'll be covering (including a crazy awesome
 "NLP" guided visualization exercise!) and instantly download a complimentary life-enhancing e-Book on "How to Create Harmonious Win-Win Situations" just click the link below.

** Learn How To Unblock The Flow Of Money e-Class **

To unblocking your money flow,
Natalie



I hope you enjoyed this guest message from Natalie Ledwell!

I've known her for a few years now, and she's always looking for ways to help people get past their limitations and step into their best selves. I've attended her e-Class before, and I continue to get great feedback from people who thank me for recommending it to them.

She's also a bestselling author and speaker, and the host of a very popular online TV show called "The Inpsiration Show" that I recommend subscribing to (it's free).

Pathetic... Or Prophetic?

Pathetic… or Prophetic?

Written by Chris Cade on . Posted in Spiritual Development

A few months ago I was at Rev. Michael Beckwith's spiritual center, Agape, and he let a great talk about the conversations we have.

He oversimplified it to this…

Are your conversations pathetic or prophetic?

Not just the conversations with others. That's just one piece of it. Even more importantly, the conversations we have with ourselves.

I love that. It's just so simple. Am I supporting my dreams, wishes and potential? Or am I speaking in a way that withers them down and atrophies them… killing them?

Michael Beckwith went on to give some brilliant examples, such as being asked a simple question like:

Friend #1: "Are you going to the retreat in July?"

Friend #2: "No. I don't have enough money."

Michael Beckwith's reply?

"That's a PATHETIC answer. You don't know if you won't have enough money because it hasn't happened yet. So don't already assume you won't!"

He encourages us to find positive ways to answer even the most difficult questions. Positivity isn't enough though. We're actually LYING when we say we don't have enough money for a future event. So he's enouraging us to tell the truth of our *immediate* present situation… which could be…

"I'm intending to go and looking into what possibilities would support that."

I love that. He really reminds me to live in the present moment and be VERY conscious of the language I use — because the words I use indicate my state of mind.

This is one reason my personal body of work revolves around topics like overcoming fears, writing clear and effective affirmations, and overcoming our Inner Critics.

It's also why I'm passionate about sharing PROPHETIC resources. Ones which say "Whatever used to be pathetic in your life… we can make it prophetic."

For example, recently I shared with you a quiz from Natalie Ledwell about which "pathetic" mindset is holding us back from living a prophetically successful life.

Many people found that quiz quite valuable, yet still felt discouraged when they noticed  some of these common limiting beliefs running through their heads like:

  1. There is not enough money to go around.
  2. It takes money to make money.
  3. It's greedy for me to want more.
  4. If I become wealthy people will hate me.
  5. I'm not worthy.

Or any number of variations (both subtle as well as more aggressive / mean). :(

If any of those thoughts sound familiar, you'll want to check out Natalie's upcoming e-Class:

** RSVP For Your FREE Belief-Busting e-Class **

Here's a few things she'll cover:

  • What self-limiting beliefs are, where they come from and how they take root in your subconscious mind
     
  • How self-limiting beliefs may have been sabotaging your income, business, career, relationships and even your body shape for years – without you even consciously realizing it
     
  • Then she'll then take you through a very specific exercise that will uncover your #1 most debilitating self-limiting belief (which may have been blocking your success for decades – and the process is uniquely different than the quiz I sent you the other day)
     
  • And she'll guide you through her Subconscious Success Imprint Exercise

If you've attended one of Natalie's previous webinars, you know she delivers really good content (like I've outlined above) for about an hour. Then at the end invites people to take the "next steps" with her in a more in-depth training course.

I've watched a replay of her webinar and can say, without a doubt, it's excellent content.

RSVP Today For Free

She also helped answer and clarify a question I've had for years:

Why are kids so impressionable? Why do their brains just soak up knowledge (and sadly limiting beliefs) like a sponge?

The answer is in the science of our brains.

It's not just some airy-fairy idea that "seems true" but nobody can verify. It turns out there's actual science as to the nature of children's brains (under the age of about 6) that is fundamentally *different* from everybody elses' brains.

Powerful stuff.

Click Here And Register For Your Free Belief-Busting e-Class

I hope you invest a few minutes of your time to register for and attend her e-Class.  After you register, she'll also give you her "How To Create Harmonious Win-Win Situations" eBook.

What she shares in this free training class is definitely one of the "missing ingredients" to shift our conversations from pathetic to prophetic.

Your Partner In Creating A Prophetic Life,
Chris Cade
Liberate Your Life

P.S. Making these kinds of shifts has been profound…

Not just for me. Also for my loved ones, my friends, and you. Part of the reason I do what I do every day is because I am passionate about helping shift our WORLD'S conversations from pathetic to prophetic.

Just imagine if our world's leaders…

In business, politics, health, non-profit / NGO, athletics, education and more…

Shifted their conversations from pathetic to prophetic?

An then after you're done imagining, choose to become one of those people. :)

P.P.S. Here's what a few people have said after atttending this webinar…

"Was at the webinar tonight and already have 2 new potential clients less than 2 hours after the meditatiom fabulous thank you so much x" – Jane Heron

"A lot of useful information… and a marvelous exercise… Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!" – Olga Rodriguez

"Very good! I was in tears at the point I realized what has been holding me back! Thank you Natalie!" – Joanne Douglas

"I'm a licensed psychotherapist, and I've utilized many success oriented on line seminars. This is by far the best because it works on changing unconscious limiting beliefs that sabotage our best efforts at success. I already feel more empowered and successful. Knowing what to do is not the only element in becoming successful. Thank you for addressing the need to reprogram limiting unconscious beliefs." – Carri Nash

3 Simple Steps to Stop Sabotaging Yourself

3 Simple Steps to Stop Sabotaging Yourself

Written by Chris Cade on . Posted in Spiritual Development

Sometimes we can be our own worst enemies. It's sad, but true…

Even when we think we're doing all the right things, our subconscious can sneak out and undo some of our best plans.

As a result, if we don't first get control of our deeply-rooted urges and addictions to past behaviors, creating our dreams can be a lot like trying to control a bull in a china shop.

Not an easy task, right?

So if you feel like you've been sabotaging your own success, and can't quite figure out exactly why or how it's happening, try these 3 simple steps for building a pen for the bull that might be living in your subconscious mind.

Step 1 – Identify the bull in the herd

Our subconscious is a wonderful place full of ideas, instincts and intuition. These inherent traits make up who we are and how we act. For the most part, they are prized attributes.

But, if your subconscious is sabotaging you, it needs to be wrangled in.

  • Spend some time in meditation focusing on what you DO want.
  • Then, move to the things you already do that can help you achieve those goals.
  • And lastly, try to identify the habits that are keeping you from success…

If you're having a hard time identifying your bull or perhaps figuring out which is your dominant bull in the herd (I suggest dealing with one 'bull' – or your biggest obstacle – at a time)…

Click Here To Find Out What Your Most 'Dominant Bull' Is

Then, once you've identified the bull that's keeping you from reaching success, try to…

Step 2 – Separate the bull from the herd

You should never look a bull in the eyes, nor should we stare down our own inner struggles. Giving focused attention to your obstacle can increase the tension and allow your bull to go wild.

Instead, try to find the root cause.

Some people spend time toiling on the internet or watching TV, but focusing on watching TV won't change the way you feel or act. Rather, identify the main reason you're experiencing the problem. Why is it that you feel frustrated, unhappy or anxious? What is the real, 'deep down' reason that's causing you dissatisfaction?

Once you have identified the obstacle (and separated the bull from the herd) next…

Step 3 – Use the bull to grow the herd

After identifying the obstacle, you have a chance to embrace it and use it to your advantage.

You simply need to find a way to meet the needs of your bull-ish urges, while not detracting from your main goals.

Many of us have a need for nearly constant stimulation. I like to listen to music (rather than watching TV for example) while doing other things to provide that stimulus without completely distracting me from the task at hand.

Whatever you see as being your biggest obstacle, you can always get to a point where it can be neutralized, or even better, used to your advantage.

The best way to get started is to practice visualizing yourself in the life you want, with clear intention and emotion.

And to help you do that, first figure out what your #1 "Success Blocker" is, so you can more easily attract all of the things that matter to you the most.

What are you waiting for?

Get Started Now :)

To unblocking your success,
Natalie



I hope you enjoyed this guest message from Natalie Ledwell!

I've known her for a few years now, and she's always looking for ways to help people get past their limitations and step into their best selves.

She's also a bestselling author and speaker, and the host of a very popular online TV show called "The Inpsiration Show" that I recommend subscribing to (it's free).

Talk to you soon, and I wish for you a wonderful day!

How Would You Know If You Had Limiting Beliefs?

How Would You Know If You Had Limiting Beliefs?

Written by Chris Cade on . Posted in Uncategorized

To those of us on the path of personal growth, we know that limiting beliefs hold us back. And as 'peaceful warriors,' we find them, we eliminate them, and we feel more peaceful inside and experience greater success outside.

The reality is though…

That most of us aren't seeing the success, peace, happiness, and growth that we want and deserve because we simply don't know which specific limiting beliefs are holding us back the most.

Most of the time it comes down to 1 of 3 common thought patterns. And fortunately, it's not hard to figure out what our primary one is once we have the right tools and guidance:

Which Limiting Belief Is Blocking Your Success The Most?

The link above is for a quick 30-second quiz where you'll answer a few different questions about yourself, enter your contact info, and then get access to your customized video response on which of 3 limiting beliefs is most holding you back from success.

(this is a different one than what I shared a while back specifically on abundance)

When we look at our lives, we can tell where something is amiss when we feel held back…

Whether it's with building wealth or creating deeper relationships, being in better health or reaching our goals, we know deep inside when we're not living up to our potential.

Yet we don't always know how to narrow down the source of that feeling of limitation (aka "limiting belief") and transmute it into personal empowerment. It can start to feel like trying to find a needle in a haystack.

That's why I appreciate when others give me candid feedback about where I'm at in both my inner and outer journeys. Both are inextricably linked. And though my ego does NOT like being told where it's holding me back, my heart and spirit LOVE the pursuit of the Truth and living up to my greatest potential.

If you're not seeing the success in your life that you want and deserve, then check out the short video below:

Click Here My Fellow Peaceful Warrior

Mother Teresa - Remember The Small Things

Mother Teresa – Remember The Small Things

Written by Chris Cade on . Posted in Spiritual Development

;Don't you light your lamp? Don't you ever use it?"

He answered, "No. No one comes to see me. I have no need to light it. Who would I light it for?"

I asked, "Would you light it every night if the sisters came?"

He replied, "Of course."

From that day on the sisters committed themselves to visiting him every evening. We cleaned the lamp, and the sisters would light it every evening.

Two years passed. I had completely forgotten that man.

He sent this message:

"Tell my friend that the light she lit in my life continues to shine still."

I thought it was a very small thing. We often neglect small things.

Love,
Teresa (via Chris Cade)



Okay, Chris here now… :)

Whether we're consciously aware of this or not, like Mother Teresa we are all here to make a difference in the world.

And because we all have different talents and experiences, there are different ways in which our experience manifests as support and help for others in the world.
 
For some people, being an incredible mother or father fulfills that purpose. For others, being a salesperson of a great product fulfills them knowing they've helped another person meet their needs or desires. Others like Mother Teresa love be on the streets working with the homeless. Another might be leading a team of software programmers, and another might be solely focused on raising funds for non-profits.

Those are just a few examples. The possibilities are endless.

In the case of blending personal development and entrepreneurship, there's a LOT of different ways that you can serve others. It can be creating products and programs, writing blogs or books, interviewing people or being interviewed, personal coaching, group coaching, leading workshops and seminars, creating membership programs, and even more that I didn't list.

Whatever your particular contribution is to the world, there are ways in which your unique personality, experience, and talents can do that most effectively, efficiently, AND joyfully. :)

Most of the time, I focus on writing emails and creating learning programs and audios. I feel the best way that my natural talents and strengths make the greatest difference is by reaching a lot of people at once. This is one reason why I choose to work with so few personal coaching clients.

What works for me doesn't work for everybody though. Some people are MEANT to work more one-on-one. For them, the one-on-one coaching session is so hugely fulfilling that they can't imagine doing anything else except coaching.

But how do you know if there's a "coach" inside of you?

You can recognize this talent in yourself if people…

  1. Naturally gravitate towards you for a shoulder to lean on
  2. You're frequently asked to help people resolve challenges in their lives
  3. If people (even acquaintances or strangers) say you're "so easy to talk to," or "you should be a counselor"
  4. They thank you just for sitting and being (or talking) with them.
  5. And especially if inside your heart, you just KNOW you're meant to work with people at a deeply personal and profound level

Then those might be clues that you should investigate being a life coach. And if those clues happen to resonate with you, then I strongly recommend you check out my friend Christy Whitman's free "How to Be a Life Coach" video series.

Find Out If Becoming A Life Coach Is Right For You

Here's just some of what you'll learn in this complimentary video series:

  • What coaching IS, and what it IS NOT.
  • How coaching is different from being a supportive friend, a therapist, or a psychiatrist.
  • How to determine whether or not you'll be a good coach.
  • Exactly how to coach someone effectively.
  • And most importantly, how to market your services and get paying clients.

One thing (of many) that I appreciate about Christy is that she KNOWS that not everybody is meant to be a coach. That's why her series is all about helping you decide if becoming a coach could be a fulfilling path for you.

Being a life coach is certainly profitable. I pay my coaches between $90 and $240 per hour depending on their particular specialty. In the rare times I take on a coaching client, my rates are between $150 and $200 (depending on how many sessions a person books at once).

So it's really not a question of whether or not you can make a living doing this. Being a coach can be VERY financially rewarding. 

It's really just about whether or not this is a fulfilling way for you to personally impact the world.

Watch Your Free Life Coaching Videos Now

Her Heart Was Crying... But Her Eyes Had No Tears

Her Heart Was Crying… But Her Eyes Were Dry

Written by Chris Cade on . Posted in Random Stuff

Yesterday I shared with you my "crazy" path leaving the comfortable corporate world to live my life in service to you…

And if you read to the very end then you'll also remember I promised to tell you the story of "Courtney." To protect Courtney's privacy (and make my writing flow more easily), I'll refer to Courtney as a woman.

Well, last week I was at an event with some of my former colleagues. During my time there, I had an opportunity to talk personally with some of them and a couple common themes emerged:

(1) The importance of being there for our children – especially when they're young

(2) Their admiration for my courage to leave the corporate world – as many of them wished they could (but felt they can't)

Well I have known Courtney, one such person, for many years. One of her children couldn't even talk when we first met. That child will be heading off to college in a few years…

And Courtney expressed a great –no make that a grave– sadness. It was such a deep sadness, I could feel it in the space between us.

It was hanging there like the somber silence at a person's memorial service.

As though somebody had died.

Except Courtney wasn't silent. Nor dead.

She shared how she felt dead inside…

She shared how she feels like she doesn't know her child….

Because her child grew up while she worked long hours just trying to pay the mortgage.

Courtney shared how she wishes she could have imparted her child with a deeper understanding of their cultural heritage, language, and customs…

But they never spent enough family time together for that to be possible.

And she shared how she feels that her work is empty and meaningless…

Because she never found what made her heart sing with delight when she woke up each day.

Courtney hadn't thought about these things in a long time.

Yet having me right there in front of her was a mirrored stark reminder:

I had done what she wished she had.

My Presence, though welcome and appreciated and compassionate, was a reminder of the life she never had. And a reminder of the child she'll never get to know.

Though she didn't have tears in her eyes, I could feel her heart sobbing.

And I gently told her that it's never too late.

Courtney's story reminds me why I do what I do. And her story reminds me why I am so passionate about supporting people to discover what makes their hearts sing and sharing resources to help them do that.

So that they, like me, can be there for the most important life moments that make them feel alive and grateful to have chosen the road less traveled.

My "crazy" choice to leave the corporate world and live in service to others was a gift to myself, my friends and family, and especially my son.

If you're feeling a little bit "crazy" in this way…

And you want to live in service to others while earning an abundant income…

Then invest in yourself a few minutes of your time and watch my friend Christy's videos. It may be the exact kind of "crazy" you need to make your life a little bit more sane.

In these training videos, Christy will show you the essentials on what it takes to be a successful life coach. This way you can decide if it might be a good fit for you.

Watch Your Free Life Coaching Videos

Here's just a few of the topics you'll learn about:

  1. The 11 Myths of Life Coaching
  2. Building A Solid Foundation
  3. How to coach effectively (even if you've NEVER coached anybody)
  4. How to market your coaching services successfully
  5. And how to make $200/hr in less than 90 days

If you haven't ever met Christy or watched her videos before, you're in for a treat. She is a bundle of delightful energy that infects everyone around her… in a good way!

For proof, just check out this pic of us together last summer :)

See how much she's radiating love, inspiration, and joy? :)

I can't help but smile around her. And her content is really good – people LOVE working with her and learning from her.

If any part of you has ever wondered what it might be like to "leave it all behind" the way I have, Christy has, and so many of her students have…

If any part of you resonates with Courtney's story and you KNOW deep down that it's not too late to turn things around for you and your kids…

Then watch Christy's free training series and find out for yourself if this might be the right time and opportunity for you.

** Watch Your Free "Life Coaching" Videos Today **

Also, if you're already a life coach, therapist, counselor, parent, or even author…

Then here's something else to consider…

Many people already in those roles also study with Christy. They like having a much larger toolbox they can use to help their clients, their loved ones, and of course themselves. They also discover support and inspiration to go deeper and further.

5 Years Ago, I Left It All Behind

5 Years Ago I Left It All Behind…

Written by Chris Cade on . Posted in Random Stuff

At the height of the worst recession in over 70 years, I did something most people thought was "crazy…"

I asked my employer to lay me off.

Maybe it was "crazy" because I had a stable six-figure income and they had just offered me a promotion. I worked from home and had a great manager.

From the outside looking in, it sure looked "crazy." It felt crazy to me, and some of my colleagues even told me they were worried about me. At a much deeper level though, what was crazier was that I was living what felt like a lie.

My life was upside-down.

I thought it was "crazy" that I might miss being there while my son grew up…
    
I thought it was "crazy" that I was doing work that didn't feel inspired and aligned with my Divine purpose…

I thought it was crazy that my employer decided how much money I could earn and what my work was "worth…"

And I thought it was "crazy" that I didn't feel I was making a concrete difference in the world…
    
So I left it all behind.

It was one of the best decisions I ever made. It was frighteningly scary. And truly magical at the same time. My life is amazing, and five years ago I didn't imagine it turning out this way.

That's why when friends of mine share resources like these life coach training videos, I am passionate about sharing them. I cherish these opportunities to support others to make the courageous jump into a new and deeply fulfilling career, just like I did.

What does my life look like now?

Every day I wake up to the sound of *knock knock* at the door. My son comes in and we cuddle before I get him ready and take him to school.

When I get back, I meditate to center myself and prepare for the day. That supports me in creating resources that make peoples' lives better. I get on calls and coach people through their troubles. I enjoy looking for resources I can share with you that will make a difference in your life.

Then I pick up my son from school. Maybe I take him to an activity, an adventure, and on most days we play. Last night we had a wonderful pillow fight and he beat me senselessly. :)

After I lay him down for bed, sometimes I work some more. Maybe I watch a movie, read, or do some research for the best-selling fiction novel I'm writing.
    
That's my weekday routine.

Then usually about once a month (though lately it's been more frequently), my family takes care of my son while I take care of myself attend a spiritual retreat or program.

I look inward and learn more about who I am, why I'm here, and ultimately how I can serve you even more effectively as a consequence of who I am and continue to become.

It truly is an unexpected magical gift that I choose to be here each and every day with my son. Yes, being a full-time father and entrepreneur has it's own set of challenges. And I've had incredible support along the way both in terms of mentors, partners, and of course my incredible family and parents.

In hindsight…

Leaving it all behind 5 years ago was about the least "crazy" thing I could have ever done.

In fact, it was in doing something so "crazy," so against my conditioning and comfort zones, that I found my true sanity…

And the gift of living in service to you. Each and every single day.

While I know this particular path of service to the world isn't for everybody…

(and I am deeply grateful to everybody who serves humanity no matter what their role)

If what I've said resonates with you then you owe it to yourself and your deepest hearts' wishes to click the link below and watch my friend Christy Whitman's life coach training videos.

Watch Your Free Life Coaching Videos

Every day, Christy is helping people like you and me…

To shift away from the difficulties and frustrations of unfulfilled dreams…

Inadequate time with their families, friends, and children…

Sleepless nights and living paycheck to paycheck…

Into lives of peace, abundance, happiness, family connection, fulfillment, inspiration, and of course…

Making a difference. :)

So do you want to hear something truly "crazy"?

Due to life circumstances, recently I was at an event with my previous employer. I hadn't seen some of those people in the half decade since I left.

And one person's story really hurt my heart. To protect this person's privacy, I'll call him/her "Courtney."

Tomorrow I'll share with you Courtney's story, and why it hurt my heart to hear it…

P.P.S. On a more uplifting note..

Here's a picture of Christy and I last summer having a ball together!

See how much she's radiating love, inspiration, and joy? :)

Christy is a "crazy" bundle of delightful energy. You'll see it noticeably when you watch her videos.

Personally, I really like video #1 because Christy talks about a topic I'm VERY passionate about myself. :)

If any part of you has ever wondered what it might be like to "leave it all behind" the way I have, Christy has, and so many of her students have…

Then watch Christy's free training series and find out for yourself if this might be the right time and opportunity for you.  Here's what she covers in this training:

  1. The 11 Myths of Life Coaching
  2. Building A Solid Foundation
  3. How to coach effectively (even if you've NEVER coached anybody)
  4. How to market your coaching services successfully
  5. And how to make $200/hr in less than 90 days
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(PART 2) You Shouldn't Have Preferences?

(PART 2) You “Shouldn’t” Have Preferences?

Written by Chris Cade on . Posted in Uncategorized

Recently I wrote a controversial email that triggered and challenged some people. It was called “You shouldn’t have preferences?” and here is one reply that is well worth exploring:

“But Chris what if you were talking about your son and not chocolate. It wouldn’t really matter whether the chocolate was there or not but it certainly would with your son. I think there are degrees of loving.”

That’s a great point, so let’s get straight to it… :)

Each night my son loves it when I read to him. In one of his magazines we used to read, there was a short story called "The Cheetah Nursery." It shares about the process that baby cheetahs go through from birth until they are ready to live on their own.

For several weeks in a row, my son wanted me to read that story every night. I did, and he listened captively.

Then one day he started reading it to me, except that I noticed sometimes he would say certain words that didn't match. That’s when I knew he wasn't actually reading. He was reciting the story from memory. He had associated certain pictures with certain sentences and was able to correctly remember the context of the sentences and got about 90% of the words correct.

It reminded me of something that we often do with our inner development…

A teacher tells us about a wisdom Truth, we like it, and we adopt it as our own. We start reciting it like a mantra or affirmation, perhaps even teaching it to others, without having the experience to know it's true -for us- specifically. It's in our head, but not our hearts.
 
It should be no mystery I'm a huge fan of finding out what is true for myself. That's why I encourage you to do the same.
 
So what good does it do to recite ideas like “We shouldn’t have preferences” when we're in the middle of a debilitating disease, an emotionally traumatic situation, or a severe injury?
  
It does us no good. That just becomes a denial. It's another version of "The Lie About Positive Thinking." It lacks compassion and denies us important aspects of our humanity such as our vulnerability and our potential to grow.

Including this while circling back to the original question regarding my son, I am reminded of the Zen story…

A Zen Master’s child had died. He had been weeping uncontrollably for days… for weeks even. The Master was in a state of terrible sorrow and no matter what anybody tried, he was completely inconsolable.

Eventually one of his students came up and said to him, "Pain is just an illusion."

I don't know about you, but in that situation, if somebody said that to me, I'd find it hard to stay kind, compassionate, and not step into a state of anger. Not unlike if I had lost my son and somebody told me “Well, you shouldn’t have any preferences. Isn’t that what you just wrote the other day, Chris?”

Anyway, do you know what the Zen Master said?

quot;Yes. But the death of a child is the greatest illusion of all."

This is the reality of life. It's a tough road. The teachings are not here to be mindlessly adopted and recited… they are here to guide us towards the Truth of our experience.

I find similar challenges with all wisdom teachings. It's easy to read a book that teaches us "We are all one," and most of us are privileged enough to have at least a brief experience or two of living it.

"We are all one" sounds great. It's a wonderful principle to guide us act more compassionately in the world.

But do we really feel like one when we've just had our heart broken, we are betrayed by a coworker, or when people project their anger onto us? (or us onto them??)

It's not so easy at those times. That's when we have to practice the Truth… and often at the same time, accept the times when we feel unable to live the Truth.

It's really no different than my son "reading" his story to me. He's reciting just a piece of what his mind knows, without him having the experiential understanding of what it means to read. And if I were faced with the pain of losing my son, I would be challenged to to explore “preferences” at an even deeper level than I already have.

On that note, next time you hear a spiritual Truth that sounds good…

Next time you read a book, email, or quote that seems to resonate…

PUT IT TO THE TEST.

Don't just listen to the words and accept them blindly. Also don’t reject them blindly. Instead, let them land with you in the Present moment.

Try it out in your life. Live the teaching and see what you discover. Then practice living it more with each passing day.

Maybe you'll discover that we are all one or that we really do (or don’t) have preferences. Perhaps you'll also discover what blockages you have to living certain wisdom teachings every moment of every day. You might find yourself deepening into that Truth and experiencing it more with each passing day.

Or perhaps you'll discover that we're all separate beings, living separate lives, uniquely. Unable to connect.

I don't know what you'll discover. What I do know is this:
 
Adopting other peoples' opinions as your own is like seeing fire on a TV and being scared that it's going to burn you.

Your Partner In Truth,
Chris Cade
Liberate Your Life

P.S. No cheetahs were injured during the writing of this email. :)

P.P.S. If you haven't yet registered for your free feng shui class with Marie Diamond, click here now. I’ve already got my program upgrade and will be listening on my iPhone.

If you missed my message about it on Monday, you can learn more about it below…


“Why Get Off The Couch…… When You Can Just Move It Instead?

In chaos theory, the butterfly effect is a principle that even the slightest movement or change in one place can create MASSIVE change in a far far away place.

It's illustrated and named after the premise that a butterfly flapping its wings could ultimately be the reason that halfway across the globe a hurricane is created.

On the surface, this seems implausible to the logical mind.

Yet in smaller contexts we can see just exactly how it's already operating. We only need to roll a ball down a hill to see how a small rock or indentation in the hill can significantly alter the ball's course — which could cause any number of additional reactions both big and small.

On a related note, Chinese emperors had access to sacred knowledge about how their surroundings affect energy — for better or for worse.

They knew how to attract positive energy and how to deflect negative energy.

And for thousands of years they used it for long life, to control their empire, and to build supreme wealth.

To these Emperors, this knowledge was mystical. But today this art of Feng Shui can be explained through quantum physics.

By making specific changes in our environments, we make changes in the energy that surrounds us, and this can have massive impacts on our lives.

This is why Marie Diamond says that moving our couches can affect our financial wealth, health, happiness, and sense of peace.

Learn How And Why For Free

"Everything is energy."

In her complimentary e-course, Marie will teach us how feng shui is more than good interior design and having space that "feels" good. When done right, she says it's one of the most powerful personal development tools ever that we can use to:

  • Reduce drama, conflict, and stress in our homes and workplaces
     
  • Learn and remember things more easily
     
  • Attract more rewards for our talents and accomplishments
     
  • Have more high-quality relationships in all walks of life
     
  • Let go of energies that keep us stuck
     
  • Heal quicker from illnesses and injuries

I've heard of feng shui for years and been curious about it. Now we can both learn about it for free during her Diamond Feng Shui online course.

Abundance for Life

Abundance for Life

As I was recently reading an article by Marie about using feng shui to be the Kings and Queens of our lives, a few things she wrote really made sense to me:

(1) Keep your bed against a wall. And make sure that you're facing the doorway both when you're awake and as you sleep.

I've never been able to consciously explain why I have always felt a very *strong* compulsion to do both of these things.

The best answer I could come up with was that with my martial arts background, I simply felt "safer." Marie points out that it also has to do with choice.

By facing my doorway while awake, I am actively aware of who comes in and I can make the choice to let them in. This is different than facing away from the door and having to respond or be taken by surprise energetically. Doing this while we sleep continues to reinforce the same energetic disposition of "choice."

Energetically, Marie points out that Kings and Queens always have this kind of control over who enters their space.

(2) Keep lots of open space within your room

I have always felt odd whenever things were on my floor. There's something calming about walking into a room with space in it. And lately I've been feeling an even greater urge to straighten up my living and work spaces.

Marie points out that Kings and Queens have their spaces clean and prepared before they enter… as a kind of homage to their royalty. Similarly, if we want to create amazing lives then our living spaces must carry a similar energy:

We are royalty.

Yes you. And me. We are royalty. Just some of us haven't fully realized it yet. :) We are amazing Beings with incredible potential.

And my orientation towards life is that every little shift we make does ultimately compound to make a big difference in our lives.

So if bringing in a little bit of feng shui royalty here, some Paraliminals and brainwave entrainment there, a meditation in the morning, some supplements along with healthy meals, and moving my furniture, will all contribute a little bit each to my overall well being…

I'm all for it. :)

I've noticed that I feel noticeably better when my living space is organized. I feel better with more space around me. I feel better returning from a trip and having a clean room and my bred made.

And those feelings, regardless of whether they have metaphysical impacts, do support me in creating a better life for myself, my loved ones, and the people I come into contact with.

(including you)

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This program is produced by Learning Strategies, whose programs I use and highly recommend. I have a whole stack of them in my personal development library.

That's why whenever they have a free online event, no matter what it is, I share it with you. If it's something I have and use, I recommend it from personal experience.

And in situations like this, it's something where I have the opportunity to learn alongside you. :)

Your Partner In Moving Couches,
Chris Cade
Liberate Your Life

P.S. According to Marie…

"If you've tried everything to change your life, but nothing happens, maybe you're living with bad Feng Shui. Your misfortune – or lack of fortune -may be due to the energy of your environment.

Still, moving into a new home or switching jobs is not the solution.

Bad Feng Shui is likely to follow you around until you take action to change it."

P.P.S. If you're curious what's covered in your free class…

Here's the full schedule :)

  • Day 1: Diamond Feng Shui Essentials
  • Day 2: Feng Shui for Power and Wisdom
  • Day 3: Feng Shui for Love, Balance, and Harmony
  • Day 4: Feng Shui for Purity and Health
  • Day 5: Feng Shui for Forgiveness and Clarity
  • Day 6: Feng Shui for Focus, Joy, Abundance, and Transformation
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P.P.S.S. Although everyone's results will vary…

Here's what a few of her students have said after they used program that you're getting for free:

  • "Promoted to Senior Vice President with a 25% increase in pay."
     
  • "Immediately we became lovey-dovey again."
     
  • "My net worth doubled in nine months."
     
  • "Within a day the first call for an audition came in."
     
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  • "In just ten months my personal income increased by more than 1100%. I did nothing differently but implement Diamond Feng Shui techniques."

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