The Law of Thinking: What Is It and How Does It Work?

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” – Plutarch

As you read this post, you have thoughts in your head. You can’t not think. It’s a constant state of being.

When you’re doing dishes, driving to the store, taking a shower, or head down working in absolute concentration, you are thinking. You are thinking at all moments of your life.

I often tell people to notice what they are noticing. It’s a Brave Thinking® tool used to manifest the life you would love. If you take charge over your thoughts, you will be able to make your reality equal to your dream.

Have you ever had someone ask you what you were thinking? And the surprise of the question threw you off guard?

Sometimes you didn’t know what you were thinking.

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How to Free Yourself from Ego

""Ego is not a thing, it is a process. When you see it for what it is, then you are able to shift your relationship with ego and ego begins to lose its grip."

Today’s episode of SoulTalk is about something we all have struggled with: EGO.

We often hear terms like “Ego is the enemy.” Or that we must annihilate the ego in order to be free.  But, what if ego wasn’t actually the enemy? What if trying to get rid of ego was only making it stronger? You will learn  4 practical steps on how to free yourself from the limiting grip of ego.

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Holding the Space for Humanity

When you die, the infinite takes whatever form you need it to take for you, a form you can accept and embrace. In my book Discovering Your Soul Signature, I said that if God is infinite, then everybody is right because the Infinite, the formless, takes the form that you love in order to greet you, meet you and welcome you back into infinity. 

This is also true with people who are alive. For example, the infinite takes the form of a person or maybe the infinite has taken the form of all of us for the same reason. The form makes the potential accessible. Everything that is unfolding has to unfold through everyone of us. We are here to hold the space for humanity. 

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Do You Trust Your Inner Knowing?

All of us are born connected with our spiritual guidance. Young children whose parents value them as individuals and foster their inner knowing, grow up trusting their inner authority. But many of us grew up with parents who, in their desire to have control over us, consistently undermined our inner knowing.

When we were young, our parents were naturally the authorities on what was good or bad, right or wrong. They were big and we were little, so we naturally assumed that they knew much more than we did. When they discounted our inner knowing, we may have learned to discount it as well.

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How to Become a Self-Made Millionaire

When it comes to becoming a self-made millionaire, although the idea might seem out of reach or only reserved for the ambitious or entrepreneurial few, it’s actually something that’s far more achievable than you might imagine! 

Today, I’m going to share with you the true secrets on how to become rich and embody Real Wealth in all areas of your life. 

Money is Energy

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Mark Nepo's Weekly Reflection: Lightning in a Bottle

The being in us flies like a hawk.

It knows nothing of the ground.

But the human in us walks like

a horse and must climb over

everything. We grow by trying

to fly and suffer because we can’t.

A Question to Walk With: In conversation with a friend or loved one, discuss something you have seen with clarity though it has been hard to live out.

This is from my new book of poems in progress, The Tone in the Center of the Bell.

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Nothing Is Good Or Bad, But Thinking Makes It So

When I was going through my Dark Night of the Soul, I met with many professionals. My intention in meeting with them was twofold:

(1) Establish a support structure

(2) Gather perspective and guidance beyond my own perception

I recall meeting with one very highly specialized psychologist, and he asked me:

“How do you see what’s happening to you? What’s the story you tell yourself?”

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See Progress

Are some things getting better?

The Practice:
See progress.


There are always things that are getting worse. For example, over the past year, you probably know someone who has become unemployed or ill or both, and there’s more carbon in the atmosphere inexorably heating up the planet.

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Our Collective Awakening

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”   Dalai Lama

I've Been Thinking...

I didn’t finish writing this column until the end of the week. I found myself struggling to put into words everything I’ve been hearing, noticing, thinking, and feeling lately. I’m sure you’ve found yourself in the same position. 

Everywhere I look, I see grief. I see pain, heartbreak, confusion, and disbelief. In fact, almost every interaction I had this week involved someone saying, “Wow, the world is really crazy right now, isn’t it? I mean, what the hell do you think is going on?”

Good question.

I’ve thought a lot about what’s going on. I’ve also thought a lot about what the possible solutions might be to address what’s going on. But every time I speak about possible solutions or ideas, someone tells me that they won’t work. They immediately jump to blaming and to othering. Things get heated really fast.

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How to Find Your Purpose in Life

I first embarked on the journey to find my purpose in life back when I was in college. I majored in Chinese history but in my senior year, looking for an “easy A,” I took an elective course called Social Relations 10. 

In that class, we talked about our feelings and got to know each other on a deeper level than I had with anyone else I’d ever known. I discovered that I loved learning about human behavior and realized that this was what I wanted to do with my life.

As I delved deeper into the study of psychology and personal development over the next few decades, my purpose became increasingly clear. I understood that, for me, my purpose in life is to inspire and empower people to live their highest vision in the context of love and joy.

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Living the Magic of Presence

The beauty and magic of England have always filled my soul, so when I had the opportunity to lead a group of 30 like-minded friends last month on a 10-day tour of the many spiritual sites there, I jumped at the chance. The trip was postponed for almost three years due to world events and travel restrictions, but the time was finally right and I was on my way.

It had been more than 25 years ago when synchronistic events brought me to England for the first time to study psychic sciences and mediumship. I never really set out to be a professional medium, I was just following the promptings of my Soul. There was something inside me back then that needed to come forward, and traveling to this magical country helped me to get better acquainted with my Soul and my Soul Purpose.

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Is The Metaverse The New Hope For Mental Health?

By Deepak Chopra, MD, Poonacha Machaiah, MBA, Srini Pillay, M.D.

The need for advances in mental health is growing, and the problems are reaching more people than ever. No one would be shocked to hear that nearly 30% of Americans have seen a therapist during the pandemic, according to one online survey. “Those most likely to seek help include victims of layoffs or furloughs (46%), Gen Zers (39%) and millennials (37%), and men (34%).” The 
survey, by ValuePenguin, reflects a critically stressful time. But this spike in numbers isn’t adequate to represent the number of people in mental distress that is either temporary or chronic. According to a poll conducted by the American Psychiatric Association, more than half of parents are worried about their children’s mental well-being.

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Don't Give Up

Have you ever heard the statement,” My life is falling apart so it can come together in a new way”? There are times right before we give up that things fall into place. Steven Covey emphasizes that in order to achieve success, you must keep the end in mind. Ask yourself where you would like the end result to be, then come back to today and integrate little steps towards the goal.

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I grew up hearing my father repeatedly quoting Thoreau: “Simplify, simplify, simplify.” A life without possessions and attachments. Of course, he was counseling himself because he never threw anything away. Like many of his generation who lived through the Depression era, he acquired a lifelong habit of saving things because “they might come in handy someday.” A philosophy born out of necessity, yet hard to shake decades later when it wasn’t as necessary, and accumulation could become burdensome. Thus, periodically he would announce his intention of moving to a one-room cabin in the woods, as Thoreau had done at Walden Pond. Simplify…

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5 Ways to STOP Desire From Blocking Your Manifestations

One of the most challenging parts of manifestation can be allowing our desires to block the process. When the energetic flow is being hijacked by our negative thoughts, habits and actions, we’re only going to create more of what we don’t want. 

In today’s article, I’m going to share 5 ways in which you can stop your desire, truly manifest your dreams and begin to embody your highest self and the life you came here to live!

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The Four Cornerstones of Conscious Living

If I were to leave a single message to the world, it would be quite simple: Your life, with all its unique experiences on this earth, is part of a much greater story. Yes, we can create, manifest pretty much what we will, but we are first and foremost creations ourselves, a vital convergence of celestial and earthly forces that are ceaselessly being expressed in what I call the “Presence moment.”

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Peace Is A Rising Bliss

Peace has become more and more compelling. Within the experience of peace is a rising bliss. It’s like an intoxication. Even though life might be turbulent, no matter how absurd it gets, for some strange reason it just doesn’t matter. 

We are realizing more and more that it’s not worth leaving the peace that we are feeling for anything. 

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The Power of Kindness (Video)

In every moment you have a choice. 

A choice to live in alignment with your soul.

A choice to live in alignment with what's true and what's right. 

It's not about doing right for someone else. 

Every moment and every experience gives you the opportunity to demonstrate to live more of who you are. Not for someone else but for yourself. 

Mark Nepo's Weekly Reflection: WORTH THE WORK

My hips burn as I climb the path,
using roots as steps, but the view
is worth the work, always.

The way we climb questions until
we’re out in the open, able to
take in what we seldom see.

This is the purpose of questions,
to help us climb into the open.
Though, often, the heart burns
as we open.

This is not the pain of injury
but the pain of exercise. Like
pressing weights, we lift what-
ever’s in the way.

Only to put it down behind
us, not to deprive the next
seeker their climb, their work,
their training.

A Question to Walk With: Describe a climb you have made that has been difficult but which has been worth the climb.

This is from my book of poems in progress, The Gods Visit.

Setting Goals Without Attaching Self-Worth to Outcomes

Many people experience confusion regarding the difference between setting goals and letting go of their attachment to outcomes. A recent question from a client addresses this issue regarding some online advice to be in the moment and not worry about the future. "If that's so, how can you set goals for yourself? Everyone sets goals based on the outcome. Why else would you even set goals or try to accomplish anything?" she asked me.

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Designed To Move You From Survival and Fear to Safety and Peace. Available Monday - Friday. Meditation begins at 9 AM.  Access early to hear Panache's monologue -  around 8:30 AM. 

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