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Episode 178

JEFF BROWN - How to Live an Authentic Human Experience

“If you're living always in your defenses and masks, you can’t find your soul’s journey. You've got to peel away the layers. Otherwise you'll never get to the heart."

Episode Summary: Our real purpose comes from our real presence. So if we're not having presence as a whole being experienced, if we're fractured and fragmented, we're not going to notice the work that needs to be done within us and we're not going to notice the impact we have on the world around us. Listen to this episode and learn from the Enrealment activist, Jeff Brown, as he teaches us all about living the authentic human experience.

Some Questions I Ask:

  • How can you find the courage to let go of what is not true in their life?
  • How can you deal with their internal pain and trauma?
  • How do you know when your inner voice is authentic, real and not just your mind making up something?
  • What is grounded spirituality?
  • What are some of the misconceptions and myths you have heard about spirituality?

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • How to find the courage to let go what is not true in your life.
  • How to cultivate the art of patience.
  • How to identify and authenticate your inner voice.
  • How to develop boundaries.
  • How to deal with and overcome challenging and dark emotion in a healthy, authentic way.
  • A new perspective on some myths and misconceptions about spirituality.

We don't know how to hold the space for trauma survivors because we're running from our own unresolved trauma.

JEFF BROWN'S story began in Toronto Canada, as a young boy with a burning hunger for self-discovery.

His young adult years were spent chasing that which is successful in the eyes of the world: Dean’s Honor list in university. Law and Medicine prize in law school. Apprenticing with famous criminal lawyer Eddie Greenspan. Prepping a high-profile murder trial, writing both the cross examinations and a 168-page jury address. His path was unfolding just as it should. Until Sacred Purpose called him in another direction.

Suddenly, on the verge of opening his own law practice, Jeff heard a little voice inside telling him to stop, just stop. After putting up his best fight, he honored this voice and began a heartfelt quest for the truth that lived within him. Although he didn’t realize it at the time, he was actually questing for his innate image, the essential being that he came into this lifetime to embody.

He was searching for his authentic face, and the path of Sacred Purpose that lived inside his bones.

As part of his quest, Jeff surrendered to his confusion and explored many possible paths. He studied Bioenergetics and did session work with co-founder Alexander Lowen. He practiced as a body-centered psychotherapist. He completed an MA in Psychology at Saybrook Graduate School in San Francisco and co-founded the Open Heart Gang, a benevolent group with a heartfelt intention. He started his own business and became a successful entrepreneur.

At the heart of these explorations, was a diligent commitment to his inner work. By going inside and weaving his spirituality with his emotional life, he integrated essential lessons. By surrendering to the “School of Heart Knocks” (the school of life), he found his authentic face and embraced the call to write Soulshaping. Although he resisted it at first, he soon realized that honoring the call was his best defense against sleeplessness. If he wrote, he slept. If he didn’t, he lay awake all night. This is the nature of a calling.

Brown turned down a publishing offer from Namaste Publishing—Eckhart Tolle’s Power of Now publisher—and opted to self-publish the first edition of Soulshaping: Adventures in Self-Creation in December, 2007. The launch of the book was also the launch of Jeff’s path of sacred activism, when he arranged for a homeless man to sell his books on Toronto streets. A heartfelt win-win, and the first inklings of a movement he called Love It Forward. This gained the attention of North Atlantic Books soon thereafter and an enhanced new edition, distributed by Random House, entered bookstores in August 2009. Now re-titled Soulshaping: A Journey of Self-Creation, this edition includes a new preface written by Jeff that speaks to the grassroots energy that rapidly moved the book into the world, validating his own intuition about the book’s connective and heartfelt nature.

After writing a series of inspirations for ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ in 2010, and appearing on FoxNews.com and dozens of radio shows, Brown wrote the viral blog ‘Apologies to the Divine Feminine (from a warrior in transition)’, catapulting him to a greater degree of notoriety, particularly in the world of social media. Soon thereafter, he released his first film—Karmageddon—an award-winning spiritual documentary that highlights his journey with spiritual teacher Bhagavan Das. Also featuring profound interviews with Be Here Now author Ram Dass, yogis Seane Corn and David Life, and chanters Wah, Deva Premal and Miten, Karmageddon is an unforgettably self-revealing and brutally honest film about spirituality, integrity, and emotional healing.


Guest Links:  https://jeffbrown.co

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