Archive for Transformation
Dr. Michael Craig discovered what he calles “The Logical Soul(R) Forgiveness Process” way back in the fifth grade.
“I stumbled across a powerful way of letting go of bullies . . . coming from the inside-out!” he explains, and will happily share this process with listeners on this show.
Tune in to Logical Soul Talk, Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 6 pm ET to learn the steps to forgiveness,and why it does NOT mean “letting them off the hook.” You can listen to the show online, or call the show hotline at (347) 843-4544 and press “1” to raise your hand and join the conversation.
Learn how to move towards forgiveness in a very practical way, while paving the way to a wonderful Thanksgiving indeed!
Satya Kalra calls herself a “happiness coach” and has also recently authored over 11 books in 30 days on that and other subjects. Tune in to Logical Soul Talk, Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 6 pm ET to hear her share some powerful secrets to happiness. Learn how you can tap into the bliss within by undergoing a simple process of “self-transformation.”
Listen to the show online, or call (347) 843-4544 and press “1” to raise your hand to ask Satya a question.
Satya resides in the San Francisco area, has been interviewed over 50 times, authored dozens of books, and is in the process of starting her own TV show. Tune in to find the answer to YOUR bliss… starting right now!
Dr Vasant Joshi was initiated into Sannyas by Osho in 1975 and was given the name Swami Satya Vedant.Â He also became Osho’s official biographer in the late 1980’s and is the author of several books on Osho and enlightenment, and will share more of his experiences and special insights during a special one-hour Logical Soul Talk interview by Dr. Craig on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. Â
The interview was prerecorded during a mediation group gatheringÂ by Vedant during his visit to the Atlanta area to conduct workshops and spread the word about the importance of mediation.
Swami Vedant holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of Michigan, U.S.A., and M.A., Ph.D. from M.S. University of Baroda, India. He has taught at University of California, Berkeley and at Cleveland State University. Vedant has given numerous talks, participated in seminars and conferences and has presented workshops in India, Canada, Russia, and the United States of America.
His workshops have been mainly focused on Stress Management and Managerial Effectiveness, Leadership, Human Relationship, Women and Self Empowerment, Education, and Health Enhancement for the Police. Vedant’s publications include several books and a wide range of articles published in journals, magazines, and newspapers in India, USA, and Australia. He has given numerous public lectures and has held workshops around the world including at the United Nations, The World Bank, the Pentagon, as well as at Dr. Deepak Chopra’s program in San Diego.
Swami Vedant was a key speaker at India Conclave 2010 held in New Delhi and at a large conference in Russia. He was invited by Zoom TV in India for a 6 part series on problems faced by todayâ€™s youth and their solutions, in a program called â€œWithin Youâ€.
He regularly demanded food. He spent his whole day lying on top of all the paperwork on my desk.Â He sank his claws and teeth into my hand whenever I tried to move him.Â He also had the bad habit of dragging dead or dying birds in through the cat-door for us early some mornings that I had to dispose of.
But now our best soul-buddy is gone, and I personally feel a sudden, deep emptiness.
“Mr. Pookey” had suffered a few brief seizures the night before and I made plans to take him to the vet this morning. Our rag-doll cat buddy of over 6 years never made it; he apparently died in his sleep sometime during the night at the foot of our bed, at an age of around 7 years.
Sad as I am, however, I feel eternally blessed.Â We almost lost him from heart failure back in 2008 but he chose to give us three more years of comfort and love before he slipped away.Â I gave him medicine daily, dissolved into a dropper full of “green drink” mixture, and he took it reluctantly but willingly . . . knowing he would get his “treat” immediately afterwards!
I never knew how deeply a pet can affect me.Â I’ve had many pets before, but none touched my heart as completely as this visitor from heaven.
Having gone through many losses and heartaches in my life, I developed a bit of philosophy that has carried me through times such as these:
“The heart breaks in order to get bigger.”
My heart is feeling pretty big these days.Â Your comments are welcome.
Devon Brown (The “Success Renegade”) is years ahead of many of my other collegues in that he really gets it.Â What I mean by that is that he understands the difference between real self-awareness and a “Meme” or mind virus that can come in and take over your thinking and passion.
Watch the following video to find out if you are a victim . . . or a victor in business!
I received the following message from a subscriber who listened to my radio show Logical Soul Talk this past Tuesday. It was such a great question, in fact, I want to share it with you . . .
“Hi, Michael –
I listened in to the “Branding from the Inside Out” yesterday
which had me totally intrigued – enough to go back and listen
to other podcasts – such a rich resource there, really.
Question/Comment: When defining ‘passion’ you asked the question, ‘Is it something you are willing to die for?’ I am passionate about encouraging and coaching other artists to find their authentic creative paths but I am not willing to die for it.
Similarly, I am passionate about my own art and developing web presences for others, but not so much that I would die for it. I have businesses related to both and am marketing them with increasing success.
Were you speaking metaphorically? As in : death to a life without success surrounding your passion? Or lack of life energy or loss of joy if you couldn’t participate in what you are passionate about?”
Dear subscriber: To answer your question, I will refer you to Will Smith’s video featured on the June 2nd Blog Post. During an interview, Will basically said he was willing to “die for the truth,” i.e., what he believes in, or what he is committed to. Take 10 minutes to listen to that video – it will open your eyes.
Will Smith is very successful. Tony Robbins is successful. John Travolta, Richard Branson, Oprah Winfrey and Mohamed Ali are successful. What do they all have in common? They all share the same quality of total commitment that can only bring success . . . or annihilation. Looking to history, we find this quality present mostly in the movers and shakers of their era: General George Patton, Mahatma Ghandi, Harriet Tubman, Alexander the Great, Martin Luther King, Jr. and others like them. All of these great ones played the same high-stakes game of “do or die.”
What sets each of these people apart from 97% of humanity is that they do NOT compromise when it comes to their deepest values . . . even if it means their physical death! When they focus on something, it gets done. Period. Their passion drives them towards success. Nothing else matters.
If you can look at your career or life goals with the same conviction, you will succeed. If not, you will always have an “out.” Your chances for lasting success, therefore, are reduced.
The fact is, very few of our options (unless we are committed to extreme sports or sky-diving) will lead to physical death. That’s the good news. The bad news is: there is a part of our brain that can’t tell the difference, and will continue to fight to keep us “safe.”
Does this mean you can’t have a measure of success? No. What it DOES mean, however, is that you will NOT be playing the same game on the same world stage as the super-achievers.
If that’s not important to you, I understand. Your passion is for survival, as it is for most of us. This is not wrong; its just the way things are. You can still achieve your own measure of success and happiness, so long as you know this is the game you are playing . . . so play it all out! “Death” to you might mean something like public speaking, cold call selling, or doing something you believe in that risks criticism. So do something that invites personal transformation.
This “passion for survival” can understood as part of our evolution as a species. Even if we no longer have to face daily threats like invading tribes and saber-toothed tigers, we still carry that awareness of threat within us. Facing danger in the past meant annihilation. Therefore, our ability to commit to any perceived suicide – real or imagined – has essentially been bred out of us over the millenia.
Fears of death – whether it be to the body, emotions, ego, or even basic beliefs – all appear to us equally frightening, and the part of our brain that makes this ultimate “passion decision” is very old. The limbic system – usually oversimplified as our “animal brain” – is programmed to make us survive at all costs.
In ancient times, when saber-toothed tigers roamed the earth, this meant either learning to either fight the tiger – and sure-fire way to get killed – or flee from the tiger and have a much better chance to survive. This “fight-or-flight” reaction, coined by Walter B. Cannon in the 1920’s, has also created a type of human schizophrenia.
While we WANT success, we HAVE TO survive! Our “passion thermostat,” therefore, is set for low. In our society, only the Alpha Males (and Females) actually attempt to kill the saber-tooth . . . or die trying. They become our leaders, or our deceased heroes. The rest of us are ruled by “common sense” . . . . something we’ve passed down to our descendants for millions of years.
So what does all this mean?
It means one of two things:
- we live according to the evolutionary cards
we were dealt, or
- we change our survival decision setting.
Believe it or not, there is a way to change our evolutionary survival setting . . . but it takes time and a commitment to personal transformation. You must be willing to give up many of the time-honored “truths” you have held for most of your life, and be able to embrace a feeling of emptiness – at least for a short time. This vacuum – coupled with a deep intent towards success – will invite that transformation.
For some, this might mean quitting your job to pursue your passion – a kind of “death” that still implies danger to our limbic system. Some make it; some don’t. Only by truly embracing your real passion can this work out. If you quit your job to pursue the IDEA of what you THINK is your passion, you will fail. The good news is that you will probably still be alive and can regroup and try again later.
There are ways to actually LINK the passion for survival with a strong desire to succeed in a given field of endeavor. This is, in fact, a little less risky, and is the essence of “Branding from the Soul.” Without a firm (and deep) commitment, however, our “passion” will remain just a word.
So thanks for the question!
Yours for Outrageous Success,
Actor Will Smith is one of the brightest lights in the Hollywood spectrum.Â He is also one of the most committed and authentic human beings in a world that has become increasinglyÂ cynical and selfish.Â
Watch theÂ video below.Â TheÂ 10 minutes spent will be the best gift you can give yourself today.
Illania Hofler works with something called “the Genetic Voice,” and will share with Michael Craig how she “prints” this ancestral voice so that anyone can actually see pictures of their emotional state!
Ms. Hofler is a certified Vo-CAL instructor and will discuss with Michael the benefits of this cutting edge technology, also known as The Clear Voice. She reports that many people who use self-help workshops, books and courses are still plagued with repeated unwanted behaviors and feelings.
“That’s because” she adds, “these are symptoms of DNA emotional traumas that came through your parents and grandparents that block your ability to make solution oriented choices for yourself in present time.
“Your voice tells us where the ‘negative programs’ came from in your lineage and some special frequencies let you access your subconscious mind while wide awake—a very unique experience. Our software can now track when the pattern actually releases.”
Genetic Voice Printing apparently touches on areas known to those who are familiar with the Logical Soul(tm) work, i.e., hidden decisions.Â Although she calls it the “central command,” the purpose is the same – to continue to play out the same old negative programs. This inaccessible subconscious area – whether you call it hidden decisions or central command – isÂ normally shut off from conscious access, but is where the only real changes occur!
Hofler sees private clients in Smyrna, Georgia, and has spoke to various conferences about the topic of genetic voice printing and transformation. She has also made “before” and “after” voice prints of those who have undergone Logical Soul(tm) sessions, with very intriguing results.