07 Jan 2021, 21:40

Training after training

2021 is starting well, especially so if I allow my brain to chill out and just flow with my heart.

I recently finished a short course on The Inspiration Process, which helps clients get in touch with their real higher power.

I feel grateful to have received a beautiful email from one of my fellow participants in the course:

2020 dec 30 bob mayhew testimonial

This evening I attended Dive Into Darkness, a workshop about the basics of emotions:

  • Emotions are energy in motion
  • Emotions rot if not dealt with
  • no emotions are “bad”
  • Emotions have messages for us

Plus several pair work exercises to allow deep exploration of our emotions.

Dang, I could have led this workshop, except I didn’t.

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose
face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly;
who errs, who comes short again and again.

- Theodore Roosevelt

Why do I keep attending training after training instead of saying “hey I can do this stuff!”

Part of the problem for me is knowing how to explain what I do. “I help people dive into their emotions and uncover the gold that’s been buried.” Yes, but it seems no one knows what that means.

“Take control of your life.” “Become the leader you were meant to be.”

Closer maybe, but too generic.. How do I find my language?

Hmm. I will just keep walking the path; keep following my joy.

Thank you for reading my rant.

By the way, if you want to take control of your life, and become the leader you were meant to be, contact me. I can help with that. ;-)


  • Rob

06 Jan 2021, 08:08

Introducing /events on robnugen.com

Thanks to my friend Hide for not being on Facebook when I wanted to invite him to my walking event. That was the proverbial push that got me to create an /events listing.

For about a month it has not been linked from my top page because the events publish dates were shown, in stark contrast to the event date. Here is an example of that. Notice how the publish date at the top of the event differs from the event date within the event.

https://5fe490b67b688d0008f7c403--www-robnugen-com.netlify.app/events/ (screenshot of date conflicts)

I added the event dates to each event entry and showed the event dates instead of the publish dates. Here might be a version of the site in that state. Notice how the Walking Meditation is happening after Your Art Matters, but it shows up first.

https://5feff4c06fac18000796a157--www-robnugen-com.netlify.app/events/ (screenshot of events out of order)

And then I got the indexing to work the way I want for now. Upcoming events are shown at top, starting with the one coming first, then Past events are shown in summary below that, starting with the most recent.

https://5ff566470ba77500076609e2--www-robnugen-com.netlify.app/events/ (screenshot of Upcoming events) (screenshot of Past events)

I got Hugo to show future events like this


04 Jan 2021, 21:24

Bold Life Brotherhood - CALLINGS i

Great conversation tonight on the variety of things which inspire us and bring joy to life. Some of our callings are large projects while some are simple and can be done on a regular basis.

What lights you up? What brings joy into your life?

27 Dec 2020, 08:02

Digging into my own emotional blocks

A couple months ago, I started attending Dmitri Bilgere’s course The Inspiration Process.

A few days ago I got to be the model being processed. Even though I “know” the steps of the process from taking the course, I had some great insights and felt inspired after completing the work. Coming out the other side, I had great realization of who I am and who I want to be in my life. This recording shows how effective The Inspiration Process can be. I hope you enjoy it. I certainly did!

This audio is Copyright©Clarity Communications 2020

17 Dec 2020, 16:57

Weekly Alignment - Listening to our Self in realtime

Weekly Alignments 7pm Thursdays JST

In our Weekly Alignment last night, we practiced listening to our Self, as opposed to our chattering monkey mind.

Listen below to the recording of the meditation portion of the session.

First draft of transcript by https://otter.ai

Take a moment to breathe, just releasing any tension in your body,
nice deep breath and just let it out, let you know the tension
drop off of your shoulders, allowing your body to breathe
itself. Welcome brother, checking in with your body in this
present moment, similar to the being present. Without future or
past. How did that go for you during the week. Yeah. Sounds like a
new adventure in a way like starting the clearing process. So you
can begin the year a new. Very nice. for the program
today. Listening to the mind chatter. And being able to
distinguish chatter that's coming directly from mind and ego
versus information, which could be words could be sensations could
be feelings that are coming from a higher place a spiritual
source, as it were, that has our best interests in mind, and a
grander viewpoint than what we have been here in the middle of
life on the planet, and within this time dimension in three
dimensions of space. How do you distinguish between mind chatter,
and inspiration, coming from spirit. Like in your mind receiving
inspiration from spirit or higher self versus the background mind
chatter of this more basic within the 3d realm as opposed to
having this higher perspective. So we're going to explore that
tonight. Practicing distinguishing between mind chatter, and
insight from the, from a higher source in higher space. So, just
taking a moment. If you want to have a notebook ready, this is a
good time to prepare that good teen present in your body. Allow
yourself to tune in to that ceiling that you described associated
with information coming from the higher self. The
excitement. Allow yourself to tune in. Very simply being
connected. Simply and clearly to this feeling may feel like
love. You may feel warm. He may feel excitement, just tuning in to
this sensation, recognizing that this connection is always
available at any given moment, with the intention of connecting to
your highest self. Use your mind or your voice with your intention
to connect only to your highest self in your best
interest. connected to your purpose in life. In this
moment. Welcoming your connection. Clearly and simply allow
yourself to have a bit of a dialog. Very simple. With the answers
coming, even as soon as you can pose the question, how do you
connect most clearly with your higher self. What type of
questions. Can you ask of your hire So when is your higher self
available for you. Well now we, the answers to come very clearly
and simply write down any answers that you hear, as it best serves
you. recognizing this connection in a very clear way, asking your
higher self how to distinguish between the higher self insights
and other ramblings of the mind. Feeling that love warm open
connection. Thank your higher self, your own cell for creating the
connection. And we'll practice, keeping the connection open while
speaking with each other in keeping the connection open while
writing in your notebook. Take a moment to write in your notebook
any insights you received. Welcome to share with me as you
wish. For me, my higher self always uses positive language. So,
for me if I hear something like, do not do this. That's for me
that's not from my higher self, the phrasing is always
positive. Loving patient calm. These are words that I've used to
describe my, the sensations I get connected to higher so while I
was leading the meditation, I. It was my intention to just bring
it all down from from higher self so I don't remember all the
questions that I asked in that meditation, but I think there's at
least one or two more that were there. Did you notice any other
insights that came during the meditation. The mind is well versed
and offering things to think about. So, allowing awareness, step
back from the mind while it's busy chattering. Okay. Gavin Watson
notice that the mind is there, busily trying to keep control,
maybe a way to describe it. So yeah. The next thing I had planned
is very related to that and related related to last week, or maybe
two weeks ago, where we allowed the mind chatter to go down down
down into the worst possible scenario. And having done that
exercise already. Last week, we don't need to do the exercise,
again, but just notice what it felt like doing that, you can do a
very abbreviated version of that exercise, what might happen, and
noticing the downsides. But more importantly, noticing how it
feels when these types of thoughts are coming up for you. Notice
if there is a difference in your posture. Notice the difference in
your energy in your body. Is there a difference in the tension. Is
there a difference in how quickly your mind is moving. Simply
notice how it feels. For the mind to take over and go down the
rabbit hole. And now practice, releasing the mind coming back up,
as it were, into the feeling connected to your higher
self. Welcome in your focus your hero awareness back into your
higher self. Notice the difference in the texture of the
feeling. Notice the posture of your body. Notice the speed with
which your mind is moving. Notice the space between your
consciousness, and your mind. As your consciousness is more fully
present and aware with your higher self. And just as practice is
an exercise. Allow your consciousness to move back to your
mind. Connecting to one of the thoughts. Connecting to one of the
thoughts and just allow your consciousness to lock on to the
thought noticing how it feels. As your consciousness is locked
into a thought. Is there a difference this time. After being
connected to your higher self versus a previous time where maybe
you've been lost in thoughts all day. One type of indication, can
you notice that to become lost in thought. How can you remind
yourself to reconnect to your higher self. From inside this
state. Practice noticing yourself lost in thought, and use that to
bring yourself back into awareness of your higher self. No to
seeing your body, noticing your breathing reconnecting to the
space. The silence, in which your higher self rests. Notice this
way of noticing. When you've become lost in thought. So you can
more easily recognize in your day to day activities. Maybe setting
an intention for yourself. To quickly notice when you've become
lost in thought, allowing yourself to keep connection to your
higher self consciously. This will be our playful exercise, size,
during the week. Practicing staying connected to higher
self. Recognizing it's a process. The higher self is slowly
welcoming and accepting giving yourself time to practice this new
way of being. Thank you for practicing with me now.

12 Dec 2020, 14:27

Great walking meditation today Dec 12th at 12 noon

So happy Akiko, Cyabo, and Yui joined Amaru and I in the walking meditation workshop today. Amaru has joined three times, and for Akiko, Cyabo, and Yui, it was their first time each.

Entering the park, we walked slowly under the beautifully yellow, orange, red, crimson leaves on trees near the 新宿門 entrance. Walking meditatively toward the spot we used the past two times I have done walking meditation, we took in the colors and took some pictures.

2020 dec 12 colorful leaves

I pointed out the nice soft grass and guided them to carefully try the rough surfaces of the asphalt sidewalks, including grates and round plates (manhole covers).

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We did some freestyle meditative walking around the green tarp which held our stuff, and I tried crawling on the ground to get more contact with grass and earth. Amazingly, I found a bee(?) that was in its final stages of life, and held it in my hand for a while. Foolishly, I did not take a picture of it. Somehow I thought that would be irreverent, and now I wish I had the pic for my journal.

We ended up sitting in a group and I led some breathing meditation while feeling connected with the body and earth.

The wind started picking up a bit so we left our space around 1:30pm. Amaru headed home and I walked through the greenhouse with Akiko, Cyabu, and Yui.

2020 dec 12 curly green vines 2020 dec 12 curly red flowers

26 Nov 2020, 23:47

Weekly Alignment - discovering our deepest desire

WWOOWWWW SO GREAT!!! I am super happy with the first Weekly Alignments session tonight.

We explored three points in our Life Timeline and discovered our deepest desires.

I recorded the audio so you can listen below. The recording starts right away, so be sure you find a nice place to relax meditatively then click play or read below:

Here is a transcription of the first part:

Allowing your physical body to relax. noticing the breath moving smoothly. Just allow yourself to relax. Breathing naturally. Imagine your body as it's resting very safely.

Your consciousness is able to begin to lightly float. Feeling the lightness, allow allowing yourself to rise upward out of your body and allow your body to have a protective field around it full of love and light so you can easily return to your body anytime as you continue to move upward.

Beginning to see more of the area around your physical body, moving up until you can see the neighborhood and see even more of the city as you continue to float up and gently and smoothly. Moving up through the sky. Noticing yourself moving through the clouds moving up. Beginning to get to the point that you can see the outline of the land around where you live. Maybe seen the coast continue rising up.

Noticing you can continue to move up and up more easily and more quickly. You can see the shape of the curvature of the planet. moving higher and higher.

Recognizing from this very high vantage point you can see other places you've lived. Continuing to move up, allow yourself to see the timeline of your life.

We're up so high, we've actually moved outside of time itself and can see your life as a timeline as it moves across the planet, different places you've lived. And allow this vision to simply be present for you.

Noticing the places you've lived, noticing the experiences you've had, noticing the desire to explore this state. Explore your life from outside the dimension of time.

Allow yourself to be called by a point along your Life Timeline to a specific point, and time of significance to you. Allow your consciousness to move down toward the earth down toward this point on your Life Timeline. Allow yourself to see this moment clearly, and recognize you're still outside of time itself.

You can move forward or backward through time. See this scene from different perspectives. Notice seeing yourself in this scene. Having this experience from your broader viewpoint, What do you realize needs to happen within this experience for yourself?

Notice what needs to happen to support that version of yourself with the experience. It may be to have a specific help or support. Maybe to have some awareness maybe to know what will happen next. just notice that.

Recognizing that need clearly, make a mental note or write it in your notebook. what needed to happen?

(allow time for writing)

Recognizing this need, allow yourself to go back to this moment and go into the mind of that part of yourself. What was the deepest desire that part of you is experiencing in this moment? What was the deepest desire driving the behavior that led to this moment? Recognizing that desire, take a moment to make a mental note or write in your notebook, the deepest desire from that point in time

(allow time for writing)

And now, in that same vicinity of time. Allow your focus to soften a bit. See what else you notice that you may never have seen before. In this moment, allow this awareness to come clearly and simply.

It may be something you simply know or something you can see. Take a moment to jot down what you notice, some new awareness.

(allow time for writing)

Offering a blessing to this scene, allow your consciousness to gently move away from that point in your Life Timeline. Recognizing this desire yourself had and what was needed at that time. Allow yourself to find another similar point in your Life Timeline that had the same need, or the same deepest desire.

Allow your consciousness to move toward another point in your Life Timeline that had the same need or same deepest desire. Allow yourself to see this scene from outside of time itself. So you can easily move forward or backward through time moving through different perspectives as you need.

Notice the similarities between this moment and the other. Notice the differences even as they share the same need and deepest desire.

Allowing your focus to soften, what else do you notice at this point in your Life Timeline? something you may not have seen before may have forgotten. Allow that awareness to come easily. Now take a moment to write what you noticed similarities, the differences something entirely new.

(allow time for writing)

Offering a blessing to this scene, allow your consciousness to rise upward again so you can see the entirety of your Life Timeline. Allow yourself to notice one more point in your Life Timeline with the same need or the same deepest desire and allow your consciousness to move toward that point. A third point in your life with the same need or same desire remaining outside of time itself.

Allow yourself to move around this scene in time and space noticing the similarities, noticing the differences. Perhaps you see a growth between the two across the time a change in relationships change in a way of thinking.

Allow yourself to notice something new that that part of you did not recognize that the time or recognized and has since forgotten. Something that is clear to you now. See that clearly. Take a moment to write it down, something about this third location along your Life Timeline.

(allow time for writing)

Returning back to the third space point on your Life Timeline, offer your blessing to that point. And allow yourself to move along the Life Timeline toward the present moment. Toward the current moment of now in your Life Timeline. begin moving toward this present moment. So you can arrive back with your physical body.

Getting yourself back into time itself, clearly aligned, perfectly aligned with the present moment and your physical body.

Allow your fingers and toes to wiggle as you arrive back in your body and begin to fully come back into this moment. Once you're ready we'll begin to rejoin the group here.

Before speaking, once you're back in your physical body back in this time and moment, look at your notes using your current awareness, your present mind What do you see in your notes now that you may not have noticed?

Before, we were collecting data. And now we can line up some dots. Once you're finished looking at your notes, noticing patterns let's take a moment to share what you've noticed or share your experience.

Want to explore with us? Read more about Weekly Alignments.

19 Nov 2020, 20:42

Livestream replay Regain Control of Your Life

Take a journey and find yourself with infinite time!

  • Discover deep truths about yourself
  • Experience life outside of time itself
  • Learn who you are within time

Ready for more? Join us interactively on Zoom!

Weekly Alignments

12 Nov 2020, 20:47

Regain Control of Your Life - free online workshop

regain control of your life 2020 nov 19th 7pm

7pm JST Thursday November 19th, livestreamed at https://www.facebook.com/barefootrob.

12 Nov 2020, 18:28

Finding Your Life Purpose video replay

Super gratitude to those who participated live on my Finding Life Purpose livestream.

Do you struggle to get started each day?

Do you search for meaning in your life?

Discover your life purpose!

(Livestreamed 7pm JST Thursday November 12th on FB)