Stay weird, stay different

February 26, 2015 — 2 Comments

After the Oscars this year, someone sent me a video they thought I should watch… It was the speech by writer Graham Moore who won for he best adapted screenplay, the Imitation Game. I did, and I cried, and I so agree with him; Stay weird, stay different!

Your uniqueness unleashed is what this world truly requires.

So many of us know that we’re different and yet we often try to hide that from the world. We don’t want to be labelled or diagnosed as “not normal”? We don’t want to be put in the box with the weird and wacky people. Then again…what  is “normal”?

Do you know what the word “normal” means? Normal; conforming to a standard; usual, typical, or expected. Do you recognize yourself in that description?

Let me tell you what the original meaning of the word “weird” is…

Weird; Of Spirit, faith and destiny.

Is that more you? What if weird is our natural state?

Check out the courage in this TedX talk by Rosie King, How Autism Freed Me to Be Myself. She has an inspiring willingness to be all of her no matter what anyone may label her as. No one puts her in a box!

What if today is the day to celebrate the truly weird people on this planet? People like…you.

What if the weird people are the ones changing the world? Right now.

Stay weird.

- Dain

How big are you willing to be with your family? 

How uncomfortable are you willing to make them by going beyond all the roles you’ve been given and bought as true?

How much space are you willing to invite them to by not turning yourself down?

How much change are you willing to create by just being…you?

Please know, some of you would probably prefer going head to head with an angry lion than rocking the boat called FAMILY.

Here is a video that could assist, straight from a house full of family:

It is just a choice. However, once you get started, it could be the greatest of gifts, for everyone around. 

What if this is what everyone has been waiting for? 

What if there is something amazingly different possible with family? In total allowance, trust, vulnerability, gratitude, honor…and JOY?

Just saying…

You, my friend are the invitation. 

Dain

PS. Oh, and really isn’t just about Christmas, of course… These questions and tools are for anyone who has, have had or know a family, and run into them from time to time!

What if you could bring YOU with you wherever you go? Even when you find yourself out of your element, in un-chartered territory? Like with family! :-)

Would that create more ease in your world? And possibly also for everyone around you?

We tend to think that the outer circumstances can limit our choices… What if that is one of the biggest lies you’ve ever bought?

Come and fly with me over the plains of Idaho and explore what else is possible.

What if you’re actually the only one who can limit you?

What would be possible for you to create if you were willing to know that?

Just saying…

Dain

Ok, it is 2015!

Here is the thing; I don’t have any suggested New Years resolutions for you. In fact, I would say any resolution so easily becomes the start of a new cycle of judgment of…you.

Instead, let me ask you three questions: 

1. Is now the time to be fully ALIVE?
2. Up till now, how much energy have you been using to keep the back-doors to your life open?
3. What if this is the year you’re willing to commit to your life — in totality?

Is this of interest to you? Then come along to Houston, Texas and find out some more:

Thank you for being on the planet!

Happy 2015! (Yes, HAPPY!)
Dain

 

For fourteen years Oprah ran a column in O Magazine called “What I Know For Sure.” 

It’s an interesting question.  In truth, the longer I have played with Access tools, the more I have found that almost everything I thought was true and real throughout my life was actually a lie or a construct.  Many things I thought I was sure of have long disappeared.  

And yet, in my time on the planet, there are some things that I actually know, really know, from deep within me that have no diminished but instead keep getting stronger and clearer.  I would like to share them with you here.  And as I do, remember that what is true for you is light.  Do any of these match what you know to be true?  And if so, I wonder what kind of planet we can create together?

I keep asking:

AND I KNOW FOR SURE…

  • That we are greater together than apart.
  • That together we can change anything–including everything that ails our planet.
  • That judgment is a choice, NOT something we’re born with.
  • That there is greatness within each of us and only a small percentage of us will have the courage to be different enough to choose it.
  • And…that the more of us that see the greatness in ourselves, the greater the world gets.
  • That choice is our greatest capacity.
  • Our differences are part of our greatness and should be embraced not eliminated.

Thank you for the gift you are in the world. I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt that our differences, embraced rather than judged and made wrong, will bring about a greater world.

Till next time, beautifuls!

– Dain

PS. I mention the last Being You Hangout for the year in this video — How to Survive the Holidays and Still Be You!

Here it is!

Freedom Beyond the Normal

December 16, 2014 — 3 Comments

All our lives we keep trying to fit in with people we think are valuable.

But what if what that really means is that you spend all your energy on trying to change you to fit in with other people that have no caring for anyone other than themselves?

Sure, that is what most of us have been taught is valuable by this reality.

And is that what YOU truly desire?

Come along to my yard in Houston; let’s look at this for a couple of minutes?

If you didn’t have to be normal, average, real and the same as everyone else anymore, what difference could you create, here and now?

What if being the difference you truly be is what is required for you to step into a caring that goes way beyond what you’ve ever thought possible?

For you.

For the people around you.

For the Earth.

For all of us.

Just saying…

Dain

The Patterns of Harmony

December 16, 2014 — Leave a comment

Ever noticed the intense disharmony most of this world functions from?

I would say that would be a big big….YES!

Btw, the plants, the animals and our very planet function from harmony. It’s just us stupid two-leggeds that don’t. :)

And have you been trying to create harmony in a world where most people seem to value and choose disharmony?

Hint: If you’re the one who tries to make everyone in your family (workplace, world…) happy, this applies to you. And in order to do that, you will often try to lock all their patterns of disharmony into your body, thinking that will take them away.

It actually doesn’t work… (Annoying, right?)

When you start choosing your life in harmony, in harmony with the world around you…everything gets easier, more peaceful, and a lot more fun!

I feel in more connection with the entire world since I’ve started playing with these questions.

That is what this video is about: (that and a great tool for changing the disharmony):

Would you be willing to try this? Just today, as a start?

What if you, truly being you, is harmony in motion?

Just sayin’

-Dain