Recently, I had the gift of interviewing a drug / alcohol addict who was suicidal…
And fortunately is not anymore.
(as you can see from his bright shining smiling face below!)
In fact, it was the darkest time of his life that created the conditions for his best and highest self to emerge.
His name is Derek Rydall, and his story is quite remarkable… as are some of the key insights and paradigms he shares.
Our interview went for just under an hour, and in it here's just a little bit of what we covered:
Key "mis-takes" about the Law of Attraction, and which Law will benefit you even MORE
What the "end of self improvement" is, and why you must understand this to get what you want out of life
The importance of embracing your shadow side and how this is absolutely fundamental to understanding your greatest strengths
How to use what you're MISSING in life as the key catalyst to get what you want
- Why your past doesn't actually matter when it comes to having an amazing future… and what to do INSTEAD of "healing" your pain and issues
I hope you enjoy this new episode of Liberate Your Life TV – I sure did.
A while back I was on a super crazy elimination / rotation diet. I pretty much had to throw out everything I normally ate, and replace it with… well… stuff I never ate.
My birthday was coming around, and every year my mother bakes me a cake. So this last year she knew of my diet challenges and said as long as I buy it, she’ll bake it.
So I went to several stores, and couldn’t find any that would work. Why?
Because my diet at that time was to eliminate wheat, corn, tapioca, dairy, chocolate, and more.
As if the dairy / wheat / chocolate wasn’t enough of a triple-whammy, tapioca is the most common gluten free ingredient. So common, it was in every single pre-made gluten-free cake mix at every store I visited.
Stumped, I decided to do a little research and create my own recipe. I grabbed a few ideas, then modified them even further, and came out with something that was really damn tasty… which was a miracle given I don’t normally bake, and I had never baked gluten free before.
Since this recipe is for a white cake, and dairy free, I substituted coconut oil in for all the butter. Turns out it tasted really good, even for people who are not fans of coconut!
Without further ado, here’s the recipe. It calls for all-purpose flour, so below is the special mixture I use:
2 3/4 cup of all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cup sorghum flour
1 1/4 cup millet flour
1/2 cup arrowroot flour
1 cup sweet rice flour
2 scant tsp. xanthan gum
The actual final ingredients are:
White Cake Recipe
1/2 cup coconut flour
2 3/4 all-purpose flour (see above)
1 2/3 xylitol (non GMO – substitute for sugar)
1 TBSP baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup coconut oil (substitute for salted butter)
1/2 cup vegetable oil (I used sunflower)
8 egg whites (substitute more oil to make it vegan)
1 1/4 cup vanilla unsweetened hemp milk (I used Living Harvest)
2 tsp vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350 F
- Grease & flour two 8-inch cake pans (or a 9×13 like I used)
- Mix flours, xylitol, baking powder, and salt on low for 1 minute
- Add butter and oil. Mix for another minute until mixed.
- Add egg whites one at a time, beating well after each one.
- Add hemp milk and vanilla a little at a time.
- To give it the right texture, throw it against the wall. (just kidding – wanted to make sure you’re actually following directions!)
- Beat on high for 2 minutes – the batter should become thick and fluffy
- Pour the batter into the prepared pans. Bake for about 25 minutes.
- Check every 5 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Once it does that, you’re done.
- Cool completely before frosting.
That’s it! Everybody who tasted it enjoyed it, and one friend who is an avid gluten free baker / eater demanded I give her this recipe. Well, even though it’s about half a year late… she fished her wish in time for the holidays.
Also, the all-purpose flour above is great for other baking needs… cookies, brownies, whatever!
In this second episode of Liberate Your Life TV, spiritual teacher Panache Desai interviews Chris Cade about his path to “Discovering Your Soul Signature.”
Here’s what just a few people have said about this episode:
“CHEEKS HURT from smiling! Thank you Panache and Chris! I am so grateful for you both!” – Kristen McElveen, ND
“What a wonderful hour! Will this be broadcast again? Please? :-)” – Laurie Kornilow
“You are just radiating so much love ~ Chris & Panache! <3 you both!" – J Breezy
“Absolutely inspirational. Thankyou both SO much. What a way to have breakfast!! Love you.” – Kayesha B
“Heartwarming and inspirational!” – Jc Hession
“Thank you, thank you, thank you <3" – Diane Lyons
“New love and respect for Chris Cade, thank you Panache, this was fun.” – Lonnie Poe
“That was AWESOME!!! Thank you! : )))” – Tanya Santiago
“Many thanks Panache & Chris: : you have awakened my fire…I think. …now the next step and steps! BLESS!” – Ben
“Thanks I found it valuable enough to share.” – Alex Dail
“Loved this!!! Perfectly beautifully said! Love and Gratitude to You Both! : ) Shine on brothers!” – Libby Smith
“So loved this…love both of you so much…I just started really LIVING my Soul Signature and to understand my Divinity…it is amazing…I am 63…so it is possible to grow and expand in joy always and in ALL ways…and at any time! What a journey…it is magical!!! who knew it could be so good??? It is…awesome..!” – Denise Carey
It's been said by many that we are not human beings having a spiritual experience, but rather, we are spiritual beings having a human experience. If we take this to heart, it also reminds us that our bodies are the vehicles by which we interact with the world.
Seems obvious, but it's easy to forget. We don't make anything happen in our lives without doing something. Even the most prominent Law of Attraction teachers tell us that no matter how strongly we believe and affirm our intenions, we must take some form of action in the world to manifest them.
This also means our emotions have a much more important role in our lives than most of us give credit to…
(even those of us who already feel we know a LOT about the importance of emotions)
I'll explain more in a moment.
First, as a side-note related to manifesting…
If you haven't yet downloaded your free "Awakening Your Soul Signature" 7-part audio program from Panache Desai, click here. And be sure to grab it today because Panache says it's only going to be available through tomorrow.
Here's what each of your seven modules covers:
Now about those emotions, let's break it down…
Our bodies are made of electricity and chemcials. These are very real physical energies that need to be moving. When they are blocked, it creates cesspools within our bodies where the energy becomes stagnant and ineffective.
This is true whether the emotions are joy and happiness or sadness and anger. No matter what the emotion, it must be fully experienced in order for its energy to be released from the body.
At first glance, it may seem to be a good thing if "joy" or "happiness" were stuck in your body. However, the thing to remember is that if emotions are not experienced and allowed, then they will become repressed or suppressed. Yes, even your happiness and joy can become repressed or suppressed.
Take for example a child who is experiencing wonderful joy and delight, but his mother is depressed. Instead of allowing and appreciating his happiness, the boy learns that it's "not okay to be happy."
Over time he experiences happiness less frequently and with less intensity. The overall result is that his happiness and joy become repressed. As an adult, this child will most likely not be in touch with his happiness, and therefore, his passions in life. He may even develop physical illnesses to cope with all the blocked energy that remains unexperienced.
I like to use the example of a child who is happy because it's extreme. The extreme example helps us bring it back into our daily lives which usually aren't so extreme.
Though we may forget about the daily frustrations of our lives, they can build up over time. They can translate into anger or sadness, which then as those emotions are stuck in our bodies can be the catalysts for disease (dis-ease).
It's also important to note the difference between experiencing and expressing.
There have actually been studies that showed people who express their anger physically (such as hitting pillows) are more likely to have more severe anger issues.
Therefore, the answer isn't necessarily expressing emotions. Though since emotions expressed are amplified, in the case of positive emotions like happiness and joy, expressing them can be a significant benefit.
Regardless of whether the emotion is expressed however, the key is to simply experience those emotions. This is a skill that few people have mastered. It simply means that we are totally present, in our bodies, and accepting of whatever emotion is flowing through us. We don't deny or reject our experience.
For example, if we were feeling anger it isn't necessary that we yell, scream, or hit pillows. What is necessary is that we fully feel the anger flowing through our bodies. That we are fully in touch with our experience. This can apply to fear, jealousy, and other 'negative' emotions.
The same is true with happiness and joy.
As an extreme example, suppose you were at a funeral and you had spent some time completely remembering how much joy that person brought to your life. In fact, it's so much happiness that you feel overflowed and almost compelled to laugh or jump up and down. Still, this might not be the most appropriate time to express happiness in that way when people all around you are sobbing with tears. It might be disruptive.
Many of us would tell ourselves we "shouldn't" feel happy in that moment. But that's not true.
Happiness would be what's happening. It would be real and very true to us. Therefore, the best thing we could do is totally own and accept our happiness. Appreciate it.
In other words, don't suppress or reject your inner emotional experience simply because the outer-world context might not be able to appropriately hold and value your inner experience.
Ultimately, what we strive for is a balance in fully experiencing our emotions and expressing them appropriately. When we allow these emotions to run through us, even without "expressing" them, our bodies have a natural release of the energy. The electrical charge and chemicals can flow naturally.
By doing this, we can not only release old stuck emotions, we can also prevent new ones from becoming stuck.
I'm going to keep today's message unusually short and sweet…
My friend Karl has just released a brand new software program that reprograms our brains automatically (it's pretty darn amazing), and to celebrate it's release he's giving away 5 free audios to help reprogram your brain easily and effectively.
When you click the link above, you'll be able to get access to all 5 of his new 'Brainhacker' audio programs – and also a video tour of his new "Subliminal360" software.
I've actually used version 1.0 of the Subliminal360 software for over half a decade (about 6 years now), and I'm delighted to now have version 2.0 up and running on my computer now that it's available (only for PC).
In fact, it's the ONLY personal development product that I use every single day.
With that in mind…
It's a very impressive software program and does WAY more than the version 1.0 that I've used for so many years. And that's saying a lot given that I used to work in the software industry for almost 10 years.
And here's a very recent pic of Karl and I when we hung out in San Diego a couple of weeks ago…
A few months ago, my friend Amish was visiting and we were having dinner at a Thai restaurant….
As fellow entrepreneurs, we got in our usual healthy dose of "talking shop." I love having friends who we can bounce ideas off of and share how we are going to continue making a difference in the world.
As friends, we also went deeply personal. I really value having friendships like with Amish where we can talk about whatever our limitations are (big or small), our strengths, our passions and successes, as well as our challenges – and be able to share support and wisdom.
During our dinner, he shared with me he was working on a new cutting-edge project…
It's called "Project Wealth."
Now for most of us, a cutting-edge project sounds like a big deal. Especially when it comes to money, since most of us have "heard it all."
Amish's mind is brilliant though, and I've become accustomed to this being the norm with him.
In fact, I've still got the gold Sri Yantra he sent me sitting on my 'Wealth and Abundance' intention altar in my room.
(I'll snap a pic or do a video for you sometime)
Anyway, Amish shared with me that he had surveyed thousands of people and asked them what they wanted help with in their lives – and Project Wealth was his answer.
He's also made a video about it which you can get access to here:
According to Amish, if you're not 100% satisfied with your financial situation right now…
It could be because the words that you speak daily are sabotaging your "Prosperity DNA."
And in this video, he shares with you the words that are coating your thoughts & actions with poverty instead of prosperity.
(as well as what words you should use instead)
After you watch the video, be sure to pass it on to anybody you know who has an open mind and a heartful wish to expand their abundance.
This last week has been quite a whirlwind, to say the least. In a good way!
See, about a week ago my dear friend Farhana texts me and says she's got an idea… and can we talk soon. Before I knew it, we were talking on the phone and she was proposing that I do something that I have *NEVER* done before.
I've learned over the last half decade of our friendship that when Farhana has her mind set on something, it happens "hell or high water." That's because she's one of my friends who is the most plugged into the Divine.
Needless to say, she was very persuasive and I was very receptive.
What is this she persuaded me to do, you might wonder?
She has inspired me to launch a new project that I had never even thought of…
Liberate Your Life TV
I'm sure you'll be "surprised" that this first episode is with Farhana.
It's about an hour long, and the content is SUPER rich on relationships, forgiveness, difficult topics like substance abuse…
And about a special opportunity that the two of us are doing together – for the first time, and most likely the last and only time.
In other words, not only is this video interview a first for me. So is the opportunity that we share.
To learn more about working directly with Chris and Farhana, click here.
And after you watch this episode… Would you please comment in the section below with your thoughts?
I'd love to know what resonated with you.
Here’s what a few people had to say about this episode:
“YAY enjoyed this thanks…from a family of ‘divorced’ who knows many scripts out there need changing to empower children as much as parents into healthier ‘presence’ … grateful…looking forward to more shows – awesome stuff.”
“Awesome interview Chris! I need to share it. Thank you.”
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for not only sharing this video with all of us but also for being a part of this amazing ripple effect that you two are creating. I wish I had known about this when I was going through my divorce. You two make a fantastic team I look forward to seeing more of these fantastic videos.
A lady goes to work at a large department store and she's friends with somebody in a another department who she doesn't know very well, but is drawn to her. You know how you can just meet somebody and like them immediately.
But over a short period of time this one lady begins to notice that the other lady is getting more and more solemn and depressed. And finally, even though they have never really spoken, she walks over and says:
"Hi. I'm Ruth and we smile at each other from time to time. I hope I'm not prying into your life, but I could tell that something is wrong. Would you mind sharing it with me? Maybe it would be better if we talked about it."
"Yeah, I'll tell you what the deal is. I'm stuck in an abusive relationship."
"Oh," Ruth says, "listen to me. Don't you put up with it for one second. Don't you stay in any abusive relationship. No matter what, don't you stick with it."
"No, I don't think you understand," says the other lady…
"You see, I live all by myself. And there's nobody else in my life but me."
This story is from one of my spiritual teachers, Guy Finley. He's a true master storyteller, and one of the things I love about his programs is that he uses the power of stories to show us deep truths about ourselves.
Read on for another story from him…
And now for "This Time It'll Be Different…"
There are two friends and one of them is a traveling salesman who has to go out on the road every two or three weeks and sometimes he's even gone for 3 months at a time. After one of these lengthy trips, he comes back and he drives back into his little city, and while driving he sees a sign over a store that says 'Custom cabinets by Curt.'
"That's Curt's place. Custom cabinets? What in the heck's going on?" he thinks to himself. So he stops the car and he walks in and says, "Curt. Since when did you become a maker of custom cabinets?"
Curt looks at him and says, "Well, you know. I did try for a while making custom chairs, as you know when you left, but it just didn't work out so well."
"Well why not, Curt? Didn't have any business?"
Curt says, "Well, I guess you can say that."
"Well, what do you mean 'I guess?'"
"I discovered I don't have any woodworking skills.
His friend slaps himself on the forehead and says, "But Curt. To build custom cabinets takes woodworking skills."
Curt looks at his friend like he's stupid, and he says, "Yeah. But this time I'm hoping that things will be different."
If any part of you is hoping "this time it will be different" then check out Guy's "Breaking Dependency" program. It's very reasonably priced, and you're sure to get some great insights out of it.
I've loved Guy's stories for over half a decade – and I am always grateful to share his work with others. Since I've got this one loaded on my phone, I'm going to give it another listen.
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For so long I identified with being a "Reluctant Hero." Life threw me curveballs, and I'd hit home runs. That worked well except for one fundamental problem…
In order to thrive, I had to be put through difficult tests. I hadn't developed the capacity to forge ahead in life fiercelessly. I was always waiting for external circumstances to force me to change.
And they did.
There was literally a major event that had to happen before I could know what it meant to truly live. I had to be severely betrayed and traumatized to understand the real risks of reluctance.
Until that incident, I didn't realize that my reluctance was costing me my life. I held myself back in almost every way.
Nobody could see it from the outside. I was succeeding like I always did. It seemed like anything I touched turned to gold. Outside, everybody saw the hero. Inside though, I was dying a slow death.
My true potential was withering away. Reluctance was costing me happiness and my well-being. Unconsciously, I was scared that if I went for what I really wanted, I would be crushed if I didn't get it. In relationships, I settled for the tattered remains of broken hearts because it felt safer than the risk of a painful rejection.
The thing is, I didn't realize how much of my reluctance had nothing to do with others and everything to do with myself. When we get right down to it, most reluctance is a cover for how we reject our inner experiences.
What we do is identify with our limited ways of being. By holding onto the familiar state of reluctance, we quietly reject our incredible potential. In most situations, hiding behind our reluctance feels safer than possibly opening up the pain of old wounds, and even scarier, taking risks that could give us new ones. The reluctance prevents us from making the necessary changes we need to live a fulfilling life.
The thing is, there's never going to be a better time to make changes than now.
"Sometime" is never going to come as long as you're waiting for something outside of yourself to happen.
Harriet Beecher Stowe supposedly wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin with just 10 minutes a day. Chris Gardner was homeless and shirtless when he showed up for an interview at a prestigious investment firm. And neither of those people sat and waited for life to happen to them. They engaged their dreams while living their very full and challenging lives. They also did it one step at a time.
You can too.
The key is to break your reluctance down into such small steps that it takes more effort for you to stand still than it does for you to take action.
Here's a quick 4-step process you can use to make this happen:
Next time you find yourself thinking, "if only" or "I will do it after this other thing happens," write down exactly what it is you want and what you're expecting to happen before you can have what you want.
For each item you listed, write down why you as many ways you can think of that it might be possible, even if "the other thing" you're waiting for never happens.
Look at your list and find the easiest or fastest thing you can do. Then go do it.
- Repeat step 3 as much as you can.
By following this simple process, you'll force your mind into a creative problem-solving action mindset. You'll also create momentum that will progressively reprogram your mind to take action proactively.
A few weeks ago while I was walking outside at night, I did as I always do…
I looked up at the Heavens and began my silent prayer: "Star Light, Star Bright… First Star I See Tonight."
In mid-prayer, I remembered something that Napoleon Hill had written in his virtually unknown book, "Outwitting the Devil."
**NOTE: If you haven't heard of this book of his from 1938 (just after he wrote "Think And Grow Rich," it's because until 2012 Hill and his successors BARRED anybody from ever publishing it. It was believed to be too controversial, and the insights shared might be too threatening to our society.
The whole book is a dialogue in which Napoleon Hill manages to get the Truth out of the Devil… so that Hill and everyone who comes into contact with him, can use it against the Devil… to outwit the devil.
Or in other words, to live an amazing life. In the book, there's a passage about prayer which really got me thinking:
There's a lot somebody can take away from that passage (and all of Outwitting the Devil) and apply to his or her own life.
For me, I took it in a slightly different direction and it's affected my "Star Light" prayer 100%.
Here's my new version…
"Star Light, Star Bright.
First Star I See Tonight.
Wish I May. Wish I Might.
Give This Wish I Wish Tonight."
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