Born into Chaos – Destined for Purpose

Coach Debby joined us for the show this week. She knows our guest, Eddie Purpose since she’s helping him write a book. It was delightful to have Coach Debby back on Life Mastery Radio.

What a story Eddie must tell in his book, which he’s been writing since 2008! We’re happy he shared part of it with us.

Eddie Purpose

I was born into chaos, and that has proven to be a generational problem. I did not have an active father. As the youngest child, my older brother became my role model – but he didn’t know he was supposed to model for me.”

Eddie Purpose

Despite being a pretty good football player with a promising athletic future in high school, Eddie left practice one day to steal.

You can call it a poverty crime – wanting to get ahead in a way that wasn’t available to me without dishonesty. I may have wanted to impress my older brother, proving I could get things on my own.”

Eddie Purpose

Eddie was caught and convicted at the age of 16 for committing an armed home invasion. However, before he was placed in prison, he went on the run. He was captured at the age of 18 and served time until his release at age 31.

You might ask why someone would make a choice that will likely lead to death or prison. Eddie shared a thought-provoking answer to that question:

It’s like any other addiction – smoking, alcohol, etc. It’s an addiction to a lifestyle. You know it’s not good for you, but you’re comfortable with it, and it’s difficult to shake.

Eddie changed his life in prison, but not because of prison itself.

Prison does not reform nor rehabilitate. I met the smartest men in prison, and they helped to empower me. I learned it takes a real leader to inspire someone to think a more positive way  in the midst of a negative situation.”

Eddie is thankful for multiple programs which are helping prisoners, and for the men who provided vision for his future outside of prison.

Now Eddie is the Founder of a nonprofit organization in Seattle Washington called Progress Pushers. Their mission is to empower youth affected by societal systems so they can live in their greatness.

It began in 2018 providing help to people ages 12-24. They gather and discuss real life issues, and while the groups now meet online, they also help individuals too.

If they need rent paid. If they need a couch; if they have a phone bill which needs paid, we have financial resources to help. Then we mentor them through long-term solutions

Eddie Purpose

Progress Pushers desires to break generational patterns through life skills training. They help with resume writing, interview coaching, and civic engagement.

Eddie asks the individuals who come to him:

When you look in the mirror, what do you see, what are your goals, and what tools do you need to reach your goals?”

Because Eddie wants to break  generational patterns, he legally changed his last name from Howard (given to his family by slaveholders) to Purpose. He feels empowered by this simple act. He’s ready to help others change their generational norms as well.

Eddie Purpose and family

The Power Pushers website is still under construction. But keep this on your radar since Eddie and his program are destined to help many people with unexpected outcomes.

The Mind-Body Connection for Better Sleep

So far 2020 has been the year of social isolation, losses of income, business, and routine. Varied emotions such as sadness, fear, worry, anxiety, and hopelessness are keeping us up at night, suppressing our immune system, and making us susceptible to the very virus that’s been causing all of the above.

On the most recent show of Life Mastery Radio, we had two experts who are helping all of us break the cycle of stress and sleeplessness.

Chris Burres and Patrick Wanis, PhD

Chris Burres is a research engineer and scientist whose primary mission is to help people live longer, healthier, pain-free lives. He co-founded SES Research providing ESS60 to the 2012 Paris Baati Study, finding that subjects taking it lived 90 percent longer than control groups.

Patrick Wanis, PhD is a world-renowned expert on behavioral therapy. He is the creator of SRTT Therapy (Subconscious Rapid Transformation Technique) designed for trauma, PTSD, and other behavioral and relational issues.

These two guests coming from very different backgrounds have come together to restore the mind-body connection so important to our wellness.

We learned the following during our interview:

  1. Dr. Wanis offers an audio book titled: “7 Emotions that are Holding you Hostage Right Now and Keeping you from Peace of Mind” It’s FREE to our viewers right now! https://www.myvitalc.com/lifemastery/
  2. Dr. Wanis offers a FREE self guided meditation at the same link.
  3. ESS60 is a Nobel Prize-Winning molecule manufactured since 1991. Users report extraordinary sleep benefits
  4. Supplements and sleep aids are not helpful in improving sleep because they essentially knock you out, and your body does not experience REM sleep, which is needed for nightly healing.
  5. During the Covid-19 Pandemic, Dr. Wanis has created an ongoing series of videos designed to help people get through the crisis.

View the entire interview right here: Life Mastery Radio

Access the Power Inside You!

In the Western world, the body and mind are typically perceived as two separate entities. The body is solid, made from physical matter, while the mind is intangible and non-physical.”

Master Mingtong Gu
Master Mingtong Gu

Chinese tradition takes a very different view of the situation, with a holistic paradigm of mind-body-heart as inseparable energy systems. There is an invisible, yet measurable, energy field connecting your mind-body-heart and all life!

Recently, modern science has been discovering the same secrets that Chinese healing traditions have known for thousands of years! For example, physicists have shown that only 4% of the energy in our universe has a physical form. The other 96% is formless and invisible.

Just like the universe, your physical body is only one small manifestation of your energy.

Master Mingtong Gu

As a child growing up in China during the Cultural Revolution, Master Gu, our most resent guest on Life Mastery Radio, endured hunger, poverty, and a long separation from his birth family. Despite these incredible hardships, he became the first from his village to attend college.

Master Gu discovered the treasures of his own culture through the spiritual iconography of Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, and Western mystic traditions while practicing yoga, Tantric Buddhism, and qigong.

Because Qigong cultivates your mind-body-heart and allows you to experience the true nature of all phenomena – including your body – as pure energy, this practice reconnects you with the universal oneness of yourself, others, and nature.”

Master Mingtong Gu
Master Mingtong Gu

Master Gu has created the Pure Qi Online series—a collection of courses which translate the ancient teachings of Wisdom Healing Qigong™ for contemporary times. He is also the founder of the Chi Center and the Center for Wisdom Healing Qigong, a beautiful 79-acre resort located 20 minutes south of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Master Gu talked about Wisdom Healing Qigong on the show and offered FIVE STEPS to HEAL ILLNESS and INJURY, ENHANCE WELL-BEING, and ENJOY RADIANT HEALTH:

1. Movement to Create Mind-Body Connection

Slow movements allow for relaxation as well as an energetic flow. Deep movements allow the opening of energy channels as well as release of pain, blockages and stress.

2. Sound Healing for Emotional Clearing and Well-being

By chanting certain sounds, such as the “Haola” you can mobilize the movement and absorption of chi.

3. Meditation and Visualization to Calm Your Mind and Reduce Stress

You can access the power of your mind through visualization and meditation, which access different parts of the brain’s functions beyond linear thinking.

4. Connecting Energy for Holistic Mind-Body-Heart Function

Everything in life is based on energy. And so, we practice establishing your mind-heart-body energy connection so that these systems work together to experience a deeper wholeness, in the process releasing tension and stress from organs and muscles, thoughts and emotions.

5. Experience Oneness in Everyday Life

The profound sense of oneness with the universe and all life that you experience after consistent practice can be life-changing.

All you need to do is begin, re-empowering yourself and
reconnecting with the healing energy of life. For more information and guidance on your journey, visit
www.ChiCenter.com

Build a Better Life

We all have opportunity to build a better life. We should use our free will in creative ways, rather than in reactive ways.”

Eliyahu Jain

When Madonna, Roseanne, Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, Giselle Bundchen, Guy Ritchie and Michael Strahan were at a crossroads in their lives or wanted to delve more deeply into the wisdom of the Jewish mystical cosmology and teachings of the Kabballah, they turned to Eliyahu Jian, our most recent guest on Life Mastery Radio

Born in Israel, Eliyahu had many mentors and teachers. He studied Chinese medicine, Kabballah, and Astrology. He learned to help people manifest from nothing to something.

Eliyahu enjoyed being a student until one of his masters told him it was time to help others. He was travelling and lecturing around the world, touting that he could know everything about someone in 5 minutes.

Cultivating true happiness enables one’s success to increase. Money does not mean happiness.”

Eliyahu Jian

Known for his keen sense of humor, contagious smile and natural ability to simplify complicated knowledge, Eliyahu uses a multitude of spiritual tools to teach.

Three building blocks to transformation:

  1. Understanding true freedom
  2. Changing desires from petty to freedom
  3. Faith that the Creator will grant you freedom

Freedom is to DESIRE, THINK, and CONTROL what you want, but not to let your want control you. Feel the fulfillment of your desire as if it’s already been achieved. Anything can act as a trigger for positive change if you only choose for it to do so.”

Eliyahu Jian

At the end of each chapter of his book The Laughing Billionaire, Eliyahu provides a commitment note – you will commit to do something in writing, then you’ll take action.

Eliyahu’s views on Astrology:

Astrology is affecting us if we’re not affecting it. It’s like a movie being projected onto a screen. We only see a reflection of the real image.”

~ “Your life success, or lack thereof, during this time depends on your emotions. It’s the best time to ask for forgiveness and to give forgiveness. If, however, you’re looking only for justice, it will work against you.”


~ “If we will change, we will affect the planet to change as well.

~ “Mercury is in retrograde. Mercury is in charge of money and communication. This will be either good or bad, depending on how people use what happens.”

~ “Search for mercy, not justice. Just chill. I promise you will have anything you want if you just chill right now.”

Eliyahu Warns:

“Whatever damage you do until November 2020 will work against you for a very long time. Whatever you create until November 2020 will work for you for a long time.”

Eliyahu Jian offers free online classes. You can learn more at vitaltransformation.org

Soul Readings and Holy Assignments

Deneen Joyner, our most recent guest on Life Mastery Radio, calls herself a Soul Medium, adopting that moniker during the process of healing from some of life’s greatest challenges.

That’s the end of the story though, and to better understand Deneen’s journey, we should start from the beginning.

From the age of five, Deneen could hear, see, and speak to angels. Besides the usual playmates of a typical five year old, Deneen was entertained by immortal beings.

It was a lovely time for me, but I didn’t have a filter. I was unwittingly revealing secrets about family members. It wasn’t long until my family silenced me. I learned it wasn’t acceptable to share truth, feelings, and my gifts with others.”

Deneen Joyner

Deneen began to feel her gifts were not good, and perhaps even shameful. She put her gifts on a shelf and stuffed her feelings down. Years of ignoring her gifts made Deneen numb and disconnected.

I began to focus on the pain in my life.”

Deneen Joyner

In 2011 Deneen felt the walls of life were closing in, and the bottom falling out. She was in emotional pain, and didn’t know how to get out of it.

Every day felt like the same day. I was tapped out.”

Deneen Joyner

Deneen had been running for years, exhausting her funds. She had not made her car payment for months. The day came when it was repossessed.

When I saw my vehicle being hoisted up on the tow truck so they could take it away, it felt as though my soul had left me. I had gotten myself to this place, and things were really bad.”

Deneen Joyner

Having denied her gifts years before, Deneen lacked resources to help herself. She considered suicide as the only way out.

I was angry at God for making me feel I should take my life. Why did you give me these gifts? What are they for? I asked God, but I didn’t get an answer.”

Deneen Joyner

Deneen realized she wanted to know those answers even more than she wanted life to end. She began the process to heal. Her journey included learning about Family Karma.

The reason why people carry emotional pain is because no one ever showed us how to respond to emotional pain. When I began to uncover more of who I am, I discovered the ancestral inheritance I had been given. My pain was generational.”

Deneen Joyner

Deneen realized she had unconsciously learned an emotional framework; a lens she’d looked through to respond to life.

Family Karma is based on themes such as: incarceration, divorce, abandonment, illness, etc. This Karma is passed down invisibly to us until a black sheep becomes sensitive to it.

I was the black sheep, and although I couldn’t put my finger on why I felt uncomfortable in my family, I learned I had been given responsibility to change the Karma. I was the one to heal the bloodline.”

Deneen Joyner

Healing brought understanding to Deneen. She discovered:

  1. Divine Pain – sent to us by God in preparation for our Holy Assignment – our life’s purpose
  2. Recreated Pain – what we’ve attracted in our life, and what we continue to clone.

That pretty much makes for a messy life. We tend to focus on what we’ve recreated rather than what Divine has sent. Most often it takes trauma or a painful event to snap us out, and then Divine has our attention.
I invited my ancestors into my healing process, and they helped me. It became apparent that I had highly gifted healers in my family. What I’d been trying to outrun, I realized I never could.

Deneen Joyner

Deneen’s Holy Assignment was revealed:

Now that you have healed, you know how to do it, it’s your turn to show others who’ve forgotten as you did.

By 2014, Deneen knew the WHAT she needed to do. After some soul searching she discovered the HOW was to write a book.


You’re invited to learn what Deneen has in her memoir:
Soul Wounds & Sacred Revelations: A Warrior Daughter’s Awakening to Pain and Destiny
by Deneen Joyner

Defining JOY

Before you begin to read today’s blog post, which spotlights Victoria Price, take a listen to the iconic voice of her father, Vincent Price

Vincent Price Gives An Introduction To The Haunted Palace

How would you define JOY?

Victoria Price

Victoria Price, author of Living Life: 12 Heart-Centered Practices to Transform Your Life defines JOY as “The pure and simple delight in being alive”

While the world is living in a less-than-delightful circumstance, Victoria provides tools in her book to help us find JOY despite the jeopardy.

I have lost everything more than once. Money. Jobs, Homes. Relationships. Stuff. My heart. My soul. My sense of self-worth.

It was a big problem. And that was a big problem.

I saw myself having a big problem I had to fix. I hated myself for never being able to fix it.

It wasn’t until I began creating a daily practice of JOY that things shifted.

In fact, things didn’t shift. They TRANSFORMED. Everything transformed. I discovered the transformational power of heart-centered practice.”

Victoria Price

After a year of practicing JOY and sharing it with people, Victoria felt as though she’d discovered a magical formula.

I thought if I could change my life into a kind of spiritual experiment, maybe I would be able to discover why a made-up practice had succeeded when nothing else had.”

Victoria Price

As a little girl, Victoria knew LOVE could heal because she’d experienced it. However, before she began her practice of joy, she forgot how to feel the LOVE which had always been inside her.

Old fears melted away. Ancient stories lost their grip on me. I felt hope and experienced healing as never before! Why? Because all my practices had one thing in common: they were heart-centered, causing me to live as if I were living is, as, from, and through LOVE.”

Victoria Price

To fully reap the blessings of a heart-centered LOVE and JOY practice, it helps to understand the four components of practice:

Daily: Studies show that whatever we prioritize in our lives not only shifts to the top of our to-do lists, but it also becomes the lens through which we experience everything.

Deliberate: The word DELIBERATE means intentional, which comes from the Latin word for “stretching.” That is how Victoria thinks of practice – as the stretches we must do in our souls to keep ourselves limber in LOVE.

Conscious: It’s not enough to practice. To be conscious means to be present. If you are doing a heart-centered LOVE practice, but you are thinking about all the things you have to do next, then you’re not present.

Committed: This word makes so many of us nervous because it connotes pressure, obligation, duty. Try thinking of it this way instead: every day we are bombarded by fear, so if we do not commit to practicing LOVE, we will slide back into fear without even knowing it.

It was a THRILLER (reference back to Vincent Price) to have Victoria on the show. She most definitely brought JOY to Todd, me, and all the listeners of Life Mastery Radio.

See what I mean by watching our interview with her here: the JOY of Victoria Price

Beneath the Pandemic and Grief

Our guest this past Tuesday was The Grief Girl herself, Kristi Hugstad. What a delight to visit with her again. Her book is Beneath the Surface: A Teens Guide to Reaching Out When You, or a Friend is in Crisis.

Kristi Hugstad

Seven years ago, Kristi’s husband died by suicide.

I had a really hard time processing that. I knew I could either be a victim of my circumstances, or I can take this pain and figure out how to use it to help other people.”

Kristi Hugstad

Kristi helps many people through feelings of grief and unhappiness, including middle school students.

If we’re going to stop suicide from happening, we need to educate our youth about mental health…they are grieving the loss of hopes and dreams as their proms, graduations, and award ceremonies are being cancelled.

Kristi Hugstad

Kristi’s advice about how to connect with our teenage children during this pandemic (or any time):

  • Don’t force conversations. Ask “how are you handling this?”
  • Observe changes in patterns and/or behavior
  • Don’t mete out judgement or put them on the spot
  • Don’t minimize their emotion
  • Validate that what they’re feeling is real

The best tool you can give someone right now is to listen. Let them speak, and don’t try to fix it.

Kristi Hugstad

Kristi suggests there are signs to look for if you suspect someone you love is becoming depressed:

  • Changes in behavior
  • One-word (or grunts) answers
  • Not showering, or ignoring self-hygiene
  • Isolation, and/or no longer doing what they once enjoyed
  • Becoming someone you no longer recognize

During this pandemic we are all grieving structure, routine, social connection, purpose, and self-worth. Your self-care will be modeled by your children.

Kristi suggests the following tools to help you and your family get through your grief journey:

  • Journaling
  • Writing
  • Play games the kids are interested in
  • Take care of yourself first and be in a strong place to help others
  • Ask kids to teach you how to do something (like play a video game)

Now is the time to reach out and reconnect with the people you’ve been meaning to connect with. I feel best when I get outside myself and help other people. I let go of the things I can’t control.”

Kristi Hugstad

If you or someone you know needs help, reach out to Kristi Hugstad: Go to www.TheGriefGirl.com

Experiencing the World Energetically

Lisa Erickson, author of Chakra Empowerment for Women, was our guest today. She realized, during a time of high demand in her career, that as a child she experienced the world energetically and didn’t know it.

After the birth of her first child, Lisa realized her energy had changed drastically, as did her relationship with her Chakras. Today, Lisa focuses on energy work for women, especially those women healing from sexual trauma and abuse.

I had a health crisis myself that got me focused on women’s health and women’s energetics in particular.”

Lisa Erickson

Energetics applies to any modality in which we’re working with our energy body. Chakra meditation, Reiki, Acupuncture and Acupressure.

Our energy body is that interface between our physical, our physic, and our spirit. Working with Chakras gave me a language and a structure for processing my energy body.”

Lisa Erickson

The second Chakra is the foundation of a woman’s energy body. It’s linked to procreation, creation energies, and sexual energy.

Men and women both experience problems with their first and second Chakras if they’ve experienced abuse.

In Lisa’s book, Cindi Dale tells the following story:

Decades ago, I was under the tutelage of a Belizean shaman. One afternoon, after he explained the curative properties of various jungle plants, he smiled and leaned toward me, ignoring my male companions. “I’m only teaching the men,” he whispered. “You are a woman. You are aware of what I am speaking.” I was puzzled and asked the shaman, a natural herbal healer, what he meant. “Women already know all things. Men must learn all things.” He paused and pointed toward my abdomen. “There, that is why. You have the power of the Mother—and of all mothers.

Cindi Dale, Chakra Empowerment for Women

Chakra Access Points

  1. Root | Tailbone | Safety, stability, vitality
  2. Sacral | Pelvis | Creativity, emotions, sensuality
  3. Navel | Just under navel | Personal power, will, self
  4. Heart | Center of upper chest | Compassion, balance, love
  5. Throat | Center of neck | Expression, authenticity, clarity
  6. Third Eye | Above brow midpoint | Insight, intuition, imagination
  7. Crown | Top back part of head | Spirituality, faith, purpose

We can each learn which Chakras are blocked, and which are strong in us. Lisa uses a mapping tool in her book to help the reader learn how our own Chakras are operating. She does this through memory, visualization, and affirmations.

I evolved the specific visualizations, affirmations, and use of emotional memory. I combine them into a how-to process. The reader can access whatever is most powerful to them.”

Lisa Erickson

There is so much information gained from her book; and from our interview with Lisa. Please listen to the show and then dive right into the book.

Chakra Empowerment for Women show with Lisa Erickson

Chakra Empowerment for Women book by Lisa Erickson

Miracles and Hedgehogs

Many of our radio guests have made reference to A Course in Miracles book. They lovingly call it “the course.” I have not read this bible of conscious thought, but it’s been on my “must read” list for a while now.

In preparation for today’s show with Pam Grout I read her latest book called, “A Course in Miracles Experiment”. I was hooked quickly. In fact, after spending a few hours last night reading Pam’s book, I woke up at 2:30 this morning (and since I couldn’t sleep) I read more of her book until the alarm went off around 5:30.

I’m the very person these books have been written for. I live in a problem mindset, rather than a possibilities mindset. Pam’s wisdom put me in a good mood, despite the lack of sleep, and I’m living in a sense of “it’s possible” today.

Pam’s book was written to simplify A Course in Miracles, and to help those who found the original a little dry and “long winded”. She began creating it by blogging about each lesson of “the course” which she still completes every year.

A Course in Miracles was just the thing that really captured my attention to do for longer. I’m one of those dabbers that practice a lot of spiritual searching.”

Pam Grout

Teachings of God when Pam was young lost appeal as she grew older. The strictness of the belief did not ring true for her. She had to let go of those tenets and be open to other possibilities; how this “divine buzz” comes to us.

A Course in Miracles felt like my path. It’s the one spiritual practice I kept doing year after year.”

Pam Grout

Eventually the teachings started to stick, and Pam is still learning. She will always be a student of A Course in Miracles.

The course teaches the message of love; the message of a bigger truth; getting rid of all the blocks to love and peace; and discovering who we really are.”

Pam Grout

Pam tells us there is a spiritual presence here for us at all times, and that it’s exciting to understand what life really is for each of us.

Her latest book began in January 2018 when Pam once again started the course. Each day she’d blog about each lesson, and her perspective of the wisdom taught. Those following her blog began to suggest she write a book. After ignoring those requests for a few months, Pam finally decided to do just that. Thus, A Course in Miracles Experiment was created.

There are those people who love the book (A Course in Miracles), and those who hate the book, thinking it’s boring. My task was to make it a little more fun.”

Pam Grout

Pam declares that, like me, you do not need to have read A Course in Miracles before reading her book, A Course in Miracles Experiment. If you don’t feel called to read the original, Pam simplifies the lessons in her book.

We want to be who we really are: God’s son or daughter, and we all have assignments – the things we are meant to do. The guidance is available to all of us, and the answers come easily.”

Pam Grout

I highly recommend Pam’s books. I’ve only read this one, but the way she writes is so entertaining, I’m sure any of her creations are worth delving into.

Please look into a charity Pam set up for her late daughter, Taz Grout’s 222 Fund formed because of an inside “joke” of sorts Pam and her daughter shared. Now, Pam is offering gifts and love to people in need.

The Hedgehog is also special to Pam. She and her daughter sent a hedgehog to each other each month. It is through these two symbols (222 and Hedgehogs) which Pam continues to feel close to her daughter since Taz’s untimely death. You can read more about Pam’s experiences in her book.

Learn more about Pam Grout

Grow Awake

Today’s guest, Sora Garrett is not just another organizational guru. Sora caused me to consider an expanded view of “clutter” in all areas of my life. I’m so happy her newest book, Simply Enough, Create Space for What Matters was launched this week. I needed to grow awake in this area.

Which of my belongings make me most happy?

Are any of my possessions no longer aligned with who I am becoming?

How would losing all (or most) of my possessions impact me?

What were the times when I had enough…more than enough…not enough?

Until you know what truly matters where you are right now, you won’t know what you truly need to get where you are going

Sora Garrett

In her book, Sora encourages us to make two lists:

A JOY LIST – a reminder of your destination, and what you want to keep for the journey

A CLUTTER LIST – the possessions and areas of your life that feel heavy or burdensome.

Choose 3 things from your CLUTTER LIST to give someone who will appreciate it, or a thrift store where it can be found by someone who needs it.”

Sora Garrett

A STORY OF NOT ENOUGH

I love the parable about a woman who has the opportunity to tour both heaven and hell.
The woman is first taken to hell, through the fiery gates and into a large room. What she sees is completely different than the images of hell she was taught as a child. There are tables and tables overflowing with food of every kind, goblets of golden wine, music, bounty everywhere. Yet the people sitting around the tables look famished and miserable. The woman is puzzled, but then she notices something strange.
The people in hell are holding long spoons, but their arms are unable to bend so it is impossible for them to feed themselves. So even though the people are sitting around tables laden with a generous supply of food, they are starving.
Interesting, she thinks, and asks to be taken to heaven. She walks through a different set of gates, these pearly, into another large room. Astonished, she sees exactly the same setting: tables overflowing with food, goblets of wine, music, people sitting around the tables with long spoons and unbending arms.
But in heaven, the people are smiling, laughing, dancing and glowing with good health.
There is one simple difference. In heaven, the people have learned to feed each other.
In hell, they are still holding on.

Simply Enough, Create Space For What Matters page 68

I learned today to stop holding on. Will you join me?

You can join Sora on her Facebook page and the JOYFUL SIMPLICITY CLUB.

You can be part of Sora’s humanitarian efforts and her fundraiser: The Waterbearers.