Loving Yourself: A Workshop for Men is Thursday, May 9th 6:30-9:30pm at Heaven on Earth, in Pembroke Ma
No, this isn’t about masturbation. This is a live workshop about what we all truly want and desire most, yet so few men are willing to even speak of it: Love. We will focus on where I believe love starts, self-love.
Ladies, we adore you, but you will not be able to attend. This is an experiential workshop especially for men. The evening will be a combination of guided meditation, lecture, and exercises rooted in energy work and research from Positive Psychology.
Unconditional love is the greatest gift you can give to yourself. Let’s make it happen.
Be sure to bring a notebook and pen for journaling exercises and to capture your “aha” moments.
Thursday, May 9th 6:30-9:30pm. $49. Click here to register.
In other big news...
I've released my latest ebook, Healing & Mystical States Are Just a Breath Away: Personal Experiences with Holotropic Breathwork.
This book is all about my experiences with Holotropic Breathwork - an amazing modality for healing via non-ordinary states of consciousness. The book covers six of my first-hand accounts of breathwork. I dig deep into my journals and share details for the first time. I'm doing this because I want more people to now about the powerful, mind-warping trips they can take merely with their breath.
-- Andy Grant, March 24, 2013
I’ve gone a long time not updating this blog and I was thinking to myself this morning that I keep saying I’ll try to … then I stopped. I don’t know about you, but I simply can’t say or think “I’ll try” without Yoda popping into my head and smacking me with some Jedi wisdom.
“No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.”
So, I wondered, what is the best way to speak and think about something you are trying to do, something you wish to be doing, something you aspire to, but you aren’t doing yet? How can one dare speak of that without invoking Yoda’s wrath? Then it hit me. I’m doing the best I can.
I invite you to replace “I’m trying” with “I’m doing the best I can.”
As for me, I’m doing the best I can with this blog. I launched this site more than 2 1/2 years ago as my declaration to write and publish my autobiography; Surviving Myself. That road led to putting a lot of time and effort into crafting a book proposal and sending it out to agents and publishing houses. I was consistently told, this book is much-needed, but nobody knows who you are so no publisher will touch it. Ouch.
That road also led me to releasing videos, speaking, teaching, and coaching--all of which are things I wasn’t doing at all, not even trying, at the time. One video stands out as my favorite due to the comments it receives. Check them out - people are either thanking me or swearing at me. I'm happy to read them all because it shows they are alive. Launching this site has also resulted in my publishing two eBooks this year. This was a bit of an experiment and it has gone so well that I’ve decided to self-publish more of my lessons from Surviving Myself as short, low-cost eBooks so they can have the greatest reach. The autobiographical elements will come later this year as a larger eBook and physical book as well.
This afternoon I was doing (not trying, but actually doing!) some written exercises from an awesome book a friend of mine wrote called, Woohoo! Wealth. I don’t want to give away the exact exercise but I found myself thinking about what I still wanted to do in my life. In fact, I was in tears over the idea of my life ending today. I was absolutely blown away and once again realized how much my life has changed. For many years I thought I wanted to reach the last day of my life, and fast! But today, the mere thought of today being the end had me full of sadness and regret over all the things I’ve yet to do. Again, not try, but to actually do. One of the big ones was my book. So I wanted to share my updated plan and reignite the fire. Surviving Myself is happening this year. I have a lot more to share with the world, and I know that is why I am here.
You can click this link to get a free copy of Woohoo! Wealth –please do grab yourself one, but pretend it cost you $50 (at least!). I hope that will change your mindset enough to treat the book like you have invested your money into it and that you'll follow that up with your time. It really is a potent book and I don't know how much longer it will be available for free--so do act now! Plus the author, Colin Drake, has had his picture taken with Larry The Lizard, and in my world seals of approval don’t get any bigger than that!
Here are the two eBooks I released recently, 200 Powerful Positive Affirmations and 6 Simple Tips to Put Them to Work and Homer the Hound Dog's Guide to Happiness: 6 Life Lessons I Learned From My Dog! They both made Amazon's best-seller lists and have gotten outstanding reviews from readers. They are available for the Kindle, but you don’t need to own a Kindle device to read them. There are Kindle apps available for just about every computer, phone, tablet and other magical mobile device in existence.
Thanks for sticking with me. I’m doing the best I can.
Be good to yourself.
-- Andy Grant, June 21, 2012
Wow, it's been a long time since I've posted here. Forgive me, it's been a jam packed year so far - and ALL GOOD. Last month alone I was in three different training programs and next month I start a 10-month Positive Psychology course that I'm very excited about. But all of that pales in comparison to what I've got going on this weekend and how it relates to last fall when I was feeling suicidal.
If you are in New England, join me at my full day energy workshop July 21 - "Mastering Your Personal Power." Have a great summer!
One of the most common questions I get is what exactly helped me overcome my darkest times; what tools got me to finally realize how magnificent life really is?
One is reading. I've read many powerful books that helped open my mind and break me out of the habitual negative, depressive thoughts I was so used to. I've created a Pinterest Board of my favorite books, Life Changing Books. This list will continue to grow and only includes books I've read in their entirety (usually multiple times).
I'm not listing ones that others rave about but I've yet to read or any of the many great books that I still have a bookmark in as they were never completed.
A second is Holotropic Breathwork. The most healing and sometimes mystical experiences I've ever had came from Holotropic Breathwork. I've done Holotropic Breathwork six times over the last four years. Two of those times were with the creator of the process, Stansilov Groff. Stan is doing a free Teleseminar on
Tuesday, May 8, at 12:00 PM US Pacific Time | 3:00 PM Eastern.
No time on Tuesday? Sign up today and listen to it later at your convenience.
Register free at http://www.healingourwounds.com I'll be checking it out.
The subject of the Teleseminar is 2012 and Human Destiny: End of the World or Consciousness Revolution?
Words from Stan in an article he has written on this subject:
“[We] ... are clearly involved in a dramatic race for time that has no
precedent in the entire history of humanity. What is at stake is
nothing less than the future of humanity and of life on this planet.
Many of the people with whom we have worked saw humanity at a critical
crossroad facing either collective annihilation or an evolutionary
jump in consciousness of unprecedented nature and dimension. Terence
McKenna put it very succinctly: ‘The history of the silly monkey is
over, one way or another’ (McKenna 1992). We either undergo a radical
transformation of our species or we might not survive.
“The final outcome of the crisis we are facing is ambiguous and
uncertain; it lends itself to pessimistic or optimistic
interpretation and each of them can be supported by existing data. If
we continue the old strategies, which in their consequences are
clearly extremely destructive and self-destructive, it is unlikely that
modern civilization will survive. However, if a sufficient number of
people undergoes a process of deep inner transformation described
above, we might reach a stage and level of consciousness evolution at
which we will deserve the proud name we have given to our species: homo
sapiens sapiens and live in a new world that will have little
resemblance to the old one.”
Please join me for this special event, bringing the focus of our collective consciousness to this crisis/opportunity of historic proportions.
Register free at http://healingourwounds.com
-- Andy Grant, January 29, 2012
This is one of the simplest, easiest tools for giving yourself or another person love and forgiveness. Four short phrases that you can use in limitless ways such as a mantra, prayer, journaling, affirmation, sing it...
There are many versions of Ho'oponopono songs out there, this beat box version is my favorite - http://youtu.be/a7BScD7xgsI
You can find it on iTunes too - search for The Ho'oponopono Song.
If this is brand new to you, open your mind and be willing to try it.
I Love You, I'm Sorry, Please Forgive Me, Thank You
-- Andy Grant, January 16, 2012
Here is a great and simple tool for boosting your mood and energy - a rebounder. I got a second hand one a couple of years ago from a yard sale to make sure I'd use it. After I used it so much the fabric began to tear I bought a new one and I use it almost daily. This is the brand I went with and its been great - Urban Rebounder Folding Trampoline Workout System
Be willing to try something ridiculous every day. Jump, bounce, yell and make goofy faces. There is so much freedom, joy and fun to be found when you let go of what others (or even yourself) might say.
Time for me to come clean about why I haven't made a video in three months. I've learned that I don't have to be perfect in order to help, teach and serve others. I'm human just like you. I'll always have doubts and insecurities to face because the only constant in life is change. I'm not a fraud because I still may struggle at times. In fact, I'd be a huge fraud if I claimed to never struggle.