Hacking This Reality

August 29, 2016 — Leave a comment

You may have heard the term ‘hacking’ come up recently. Whether it’s computer-hacking, bio-hacking, life-hacking, it seems to be around in a lot of conversations.

So, what is hacking?…

I heard one of my favorite descriptions as I watched the TED talk below with teenager Logan LaPlante, as he described hackers as “innovators – people who challenge and change the systems to make them work different and to make them work better.”

Have you ever wanted to ‘hack’ your life? Hack this reality? Find a way to just make it work better?

This reality basically tells us that if we grow up, go to school, find a job and get married, then we’ll be happy. Yet nothing in this reality is about creating, supporting and choosing that happiness.

We’re often so focused on everything we are doing in life, and looking to that to make it better. What if it’s less about doing and more about being?

As Logan mentions in his talk, all kids get asked ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ And us adults expect an answer like ‘a doctor’, ‘a chemist’ or some other job. But what if life wasn’t about doing, what if it’s more about being? And about being happy?

Watch the video below as Logan talks about how to be happy and healthy and how “having the hacker mindset can change the world”.

Most kids truly are just asking to be happy, healthy, not bullied and loved for who they are. What if that were the priority of this reality?

What can you BE, choose, do and create to hack this reality and change the systems into what you know is possible?

I recently had a google hangout with a brilliant teenager from Delhi, India about many of the topics kids and teenagers are looking at today – from leadership, to happiness, to bullying, to how to be you no matter what is going on around you.

You can watch the replay of our talk below for more tools and inspiration for knowing it IS possible to be different and to hack this reality!

What if you didn’t have to be at the effect of this reality anymore? What if you could now choose to affect this reality and change it completely? What else could possible in your life if you truly chose to be you?

Thank you for YOU and for being willing to have something different!

Until next time my friends,


PS – I’m facilitating a telecall on Sept 9th on the topic “What If Your Kids Are Secretly Happy But Nobody Knows How To Bring it Out? – What if …?” as part of a larger 6-part tele-series – ‘Dealing With Difficult Kids’. If you get this may be a contribution to you or the people and children around you, you can click HERE to learn more!

What do you need? Really.

Money? Food? A roof over your head?

To be loved? To be seen? To be appreciated?

To reach your goals? To be successful? To “make it”?

What if this whole need thing is just an… invention? A Catch 22 so big that we can’t even see it anymore?

Imagine for a moment that you had no needs of your partner? Or children? Or parents? Or friends?

Or they of you.

What if you didn’t have to spend any thoughts or energy to make sure you satisfied their needs, or that they satisfied yours?

How much time would you have? And freedom? And joy? And gratitude.

Did you watch the video?

Well, if any of that made you lighter, consider choosing to run this clearing 30 times a day for 30 days: What invention am I using to create the needs I am choosing?

Yes, choosing. The antidote to need.


The Age of Miracles

July 14, 2016 — 2 Comments

Did you know that Albert Einstein is quoted much more as a great thinker than as a physicist?

This is one of my favorites by him:

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
– Albert Einstein

What if you could choose that; to live your life as if everything is a miracle?

What if that is actually what is true for you?

What if we’re on the verge of the age of miracles?

Come along and hear me talk about that on the beach of Santa Barbara…

What if you, my friend, are a miracle worker?

And a darn good one?

Just asking….


The first time I heard the mantra of Access, I wanted to KILL!

There was this small ad in the local paper that read: “All of Life Comes To Me with Ease and Joy and Glory. Call Shannon”

I just wanted to tear the newspaper apart — Ease, Joy and Glory!?!? My life seemed to be everything BUT that. Argh!

Anyhow, I had learned that when I resisted something that much, there was always a possibility for greater beyond it.

So I did call. And that was the start of a journey that has changed my whole life…

Here is the thing: Along the way, I seemed to have forgotten how powerful that mantra really is.

Would you be willing to come along to Santa Barbara and let yourself be re-introduced to these 12 words?

Please know, the three first words are crucial: All. Of. Life. 

EVERYTHING — the good, the bad, and the ugly — comes to us with ease and joy and glory.

Therein lies the secret.

Therein lies the peace.

All of Life Comes To Me with Ease and Joy and Glory.


PS – Choose an area of your life that you’d like to change with ease – body, money, relationship, anything! Would you like to change it together? I’ve created a new online 21 day program – The 10 Keys to Total Freedom to give you even more tools to create the life you know is possible. Click here to learn more about the course!

Have you ever had someone look at you with absolutely no judgment?

That moment, when someone actually sees you for you, all of you, and knows that nothing is, was, or ever will be wrong with you, changes everything.

Experiencing this can be one of the most caring, nurturing and even seductive experiences in the world.

There are even psychological studies that suggest it only takes four minutes of direct eye contact for strangers to fall in love.

Recently Amnesty International took this one step further. They tested the 4 min idea in a more fragile situation; the refugee crisis in Europe and the increasing xenophobia.

They asked a number of Europeans and refugees to stare into each other’s eyes for 4 minutes.

This is what happened:

See, we’ve been trained to start every new encounter by a series of judgment to determine where this person fits into our pre-defined version of reality. We’ve basically been programmed to separate.

What if that training is what is in the way for a different future of the world?

What if oneness is actually much easier than you’ve ever imagined?

What if just a few minutes of eye contact could create that space of no judgment when you can see who this person actually…be? 

Would you be willing to try this out? Today?

Ask someone, maybe even someone you’re not having an easy time with, to share a gaze with you for four minutes.

No other instructions or distractions. Put a timer on, stay present and look into each other’s eyes.

Then see what changes for the both of you.


When I read the letter below that was sent to me by a friend online, it had me wondering – imagine if we could live in a world where the new ‘norm’ for education was about empowering kids to be as unique and different as they are?

Is that the kind of world you would like to live in? Where everyone is included and no one is judged?

I know I would!

Children are a gift to all of us and a gift to the planet.

They are the future. So many of the kids that are the brightest, kindest, and most caring are also the kids that have the hardest times in most of our schools – whether it be from bullying, not ‘fitting in’, or struggling with the rigid structures and labels that so many schools have in place.

The thing is, there is always something else possible and another choice available if something isn’t working for you.

You choosing something different and changing your reality, changes what goes on for our kids. Our children need us to step up to what we know, and what we can be. What choices can you make to empower the children in your life and the world to be the leaders that they truly are? To be the leader truly be?

What if our kids could see the beauty that they are, being absolutely and uniquely them? There are so many amazing phenomenal kids in our world – what can we BE to empower them to create a life greater than what many may think is possible?

walkervale state school

Thank you to all the teachers and administrators out there, like the one who wrote this letter, who are inspiring kids to BE THEM and acknowledging what a gift they are! 

What else is possible beautiful people?🙂


PS – If you’re looking for a teacher or tutor who empowers your child, or if you are a teacher who would like to know more about empowering and honoring the kids in your classroom, check out www.accesspossibilitiesschool.com, they’re having an online open house on May 7 and have rolling enrollments all year round!


Are you dissatisfied with the status quo? With the current state of the world? Do you ever feel frustrated with what you think you can or can’t change?

If you’ve been looking to change things in your life or in the world and nothing else has worked, what if consciousness is the missing element?

So many people think that if their eyes are open they’re conscious. What if it’s so much more?

Consciousness is about getting to what actually is. It opens up the space for ease, joy and possibilities to be in any situation.

You see, consciousness is the only thing that is going to change what is going on that ails our planet.

Consciousness, not technology is the key to changing global warming.
Consciousness, not fear is what will change the separation between countries, nations and people. 
Consciousness, not intelligence is what will create a sustainable planet.

Consciousness is actually the future of possibilities for us.

To a dissatisfied dreamer, consciousness is really appealing because you’re the people that are saying “I know there has to be something better than this!”

Is it time for the world, and the limited reality around you, to no longer limit how you can BE in this world? To no longer limit what WE can create as our world and as our lives?

Is now the time my beautiful friends?

You will always know😉,


PS – I recently facilitated an evening class in Vancouver where we explored the potency and the “why” of consciousness. You can get the online video replay by clicking here.

PPS – Would you like to explore more around consciousness and beyond? If you get a yes, I’d love to invite you to my google hangout series, ‘The Potency of the Dissatisfied Dreamer’. If you’re not already signed up, click HERE and I’ll see you again online soon!