IJ022 Addiction

In this episode Casey and Erin discuss how discuss how addiction has impacted their lives in different ways. They touch upon a course in miracles lesson seven, I see only the past. This idea is particularly difficult to believe at first. Yet it is the rationale for all of the preceding ones. It is the reason why nothing that you …

IJ021 How to shift your perspective: Lessons from a Course in Miracles

LESSON 3. I do not understand anything I see in this room [on this street, from this window, in this place]. This initial work starts to set the foundation for uprooting belief systems that may not serve us. They recommend not practicing longer than a minute or two at a time, and only practicing this technique two times a day. …

IJ020 A course in miracles

Lesson one: Nothing I see in this room [on this street, from this window, in this place] means anything. Imagine if all of the years of trauma, emotional suffering, shock, faulty beliefs, and just overall baggage we carry with us was eliminated. That’s what this first lesson reminds me of. If we could clean our lens – so squeaky clean …

IJ019 How To Draw in Positive People

How to deal with negative people How to deal with negative people, and then how to draw the right, positive kind of people toward you. How to deal with negative people: don’t get sucked into their story. Create healthy boundaries Take full accountability for our own emotions and let them do the same with theirs. Erin worked at a school …

IJ017 Yoga Sutras 12-14, Dedication in Practice and Transformation

In this episode Casey and Erin discuss yoga sutras 12-14 Yoga sutra number 12 ABHYASA VAIRAGYABYAM TANNIRODHAH These mental modifications are restrained by practice and non-attachment. I think for some people, especially the newer Yoga Student this is hard to wrap your mind around. Shouldn’t I have goals when I am practicing yoga? The answer is, not really. I suppose …

IJ015 Yoga Sutras 5-7

In this episode, Casey and Erin talk about Yoga Sutras 5-7. The first Vrttayah Pancatayyah Klista aklistah There are five kinds of mental modifications which are either painful or painless. One group of modifications causes us pain one does not.

It is pointed out that they are not divided into painful and pleasurable. Why? Because even so-called pleasurable thoughts may ultimately …

IJ016 Yoga Sutras 8-11

Viparyaya mithyajnanam atadrupa pratistham. Misconception occurs when knowledge of something is not based upon its true form. Coiled rope and mistake it for a snake. Sometime when we approach something in life it appears a lot scarier than it really is. For example, I used to be so afraid of experiencing my feelings. I would sit and resist and distract, …

IJ014 Yoga Sutras 1-4

In this episode Casey and Erin discuss the yoga sutras one through four. The yoga sutras for those who do not know are a complete manual for the study and practice of yoga. They include advice on mastering the mind and achieving physical, mental and emotional harmony and life through applying the ancient yet timeless techniques of Raja yoga. We …

IJ013 Non judgement, Openness, Forgiveness and Reconnecting to Ourselves

Today, Casey and Erin discuss the process of non-judgement or rather, detaching from judging and opinions and how that can create openness, freedom, and connection. “The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.” This is the benefit of meditation and cleaning our internal mirror. When we see things as they are, it’s a lot easier because …

IJ012 Healthy Lifestyles, Eating Disorders and Spiritual Awakening

Healthy Lifestyles, Eating Disorders and Spiritual Awakening Today Casey and Erin talk about transition into a healthy lifestyle and also past eating disorders. If you struggle with an eating disorder this could be your halfway to a spiritual awakening. It was for me. I used to curse my eating disorder. I was so into fitness, and as an athlete I …