This is the inside story of how I manifested my dream and started facilitating Breathwork Online Workshops
I am an engineer, scientist and entrepreneur and I have made a lot of money starting up and then selling various types of “in-person” businesses. I have never had an issue making money, but I had always felt disconnected from the world and was absolutely unable to have a successful relationship
About 15 years ago, I found Holotropic Breathwork. As a result of my sessions, I had such amazing breakthroughs in my life that I wanted to allow others to have the same experiences. So, I spent 3 years in an intensive certification program to be able to lead in-person Holotropic Breathwork workshops in Los Angeles and share the work.
- I have more energy and look younger than I did when I started doing breathwork 15 years ago (I am currently in my mid-60’s).
- I have my first successful relationship, 7 wonderful years and counting, after decades of failures
- For the first time in my life, I feel that the world is a safe space
- I feel more at peace and more connected to the world
- I dramatically improved my relationship with my family
- I am waking up with more energy and passion for life
- I believe in myself, no more being held back by self-doubt
- I can allow myself to be more vulnerable and more “real” with others
The one thing I was frustrated with was that I was only able to offer breathwork to people who lived in LA (or were willing to fly to LA for a workshop) and, since I had to rent a venue, fly in co-facilitators, etc, I had to charge over $200 per workshop to make ends meet. This meant that I was only able to offer breathwork to a very very small percentage of the population.
RECEIVING THE MESSAGE IN A BREATHWORK SESSION
A year ago, I received a “download” in one of my own breathwork sessions that I was thinking too small and that it was part of my mission in life to bring breathwork to anybody in the world who wanted to experience it. In my breathwork session, I saw myself facilitating thousands of people doing breathwork at the same time from all around the world. And, from them doing their inner work, also creating a shift in the people around them, creating a ripple effect that would transform the planet.
ARE YOU CRAZY?
After the experience, the first thing that happened was my “thinking mind” came in and said to me “that’s crazy!!”. But, by this time, I had complete trust in my inner intelligence and told my ego mind “thank you for sharing.” and started to really think about how this could actually be done.
Clearly, the only way for this to be possible was to do it online. However, a) I did not know if it would work and b) Although I had a lot of business experience, I had no idea about how to start an online business.
I have to confess at this point that I still had an old style flip phone until a year ago. If I ever wanted to send a text, I had to push a button three times for each letter (i.e. the number 2 was for d, e and f) so writing even a very simple text took about 20 minutes. Also, I am a bit of an introvert and I did not see myself as a person that would be heavily involved with social media, which would definitely be required to make this happen.
MANY OF MY FRIENDS SAID “NO, DON’T DO IT”
Then, my friends got involved when I shared what I was thinking of doing and many of them said things like:
· “what are you doing? You have a comfortable life, living on the beach in LA, this will be a lot of work for maybe many years to get this going. Just go and travel the world and have fun!”
· “What makes you think you can do this anyway?”
· “You don’t know anything about this…and online businesses are for young people, you’re too old to learn this from scratch!”
I MUST FOLLOW MY INNER GUIDANCE
Well, to make a long story short, I did not listen to those friends, and I dove in. For me, once I got a clear signal from my inner intelligence, that was the end of the story and I was going to make it happen or die trying, no matter how much time it took or what I had to do.
FOLLOWING MY PASSION, NO MATTER WHAT
And, because I felt that this was my purpose in life, even though there are a lot of hours involved and for the moment, since I am facilitating 3 live workshops every week, I cannot travel anywhere that does not have a good internet connection, I do not get tired or frustrated in any way. If anything, I get energized and have more energy than ever before because I am following my passion.
MAKING IT HAPPEN
It took many months, but I learned what I needed to learn, figured out that it could be done after practicing for months with groups of 20-30 people, and started to spread the word. I learned how to use mail-lists, how to market online using Facebook, Google ads, etc, and how to play high quality music for large numbers of participants at the same time. Now, nine months later, I have thousands of people on my mail-list with participants from over 10 different countries so I am well on my pathway to achieving my dream.
So, why am I telling you this story…
FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS
First, I want to encourage you to follow your dreams, no matter how big they are or what other people say. Your brain is an amazing creation machine and can figure out how to do pretty much anything if you regularly visualize what you want your future to look like and tell yourself every day that it can be done. Even if you do not know how in that moment–Your Brain Will Figure It Out
HEAL AND TRANSFORM YOURSELF, SEE THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU SHIFT IN AMAZING WAYS, AND HEAL THE PLANET
Second, I want to invite you to be my partner in this amazing planetary movement that will make a huge difference in the world by signing up as a Breathwork Online subscriber, participating regularly and integrating your experiences into your everyday life. It you make the commitment and follow through, you will not even recognize yourself or the world around you anymore!