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Intuitive Soul With Laurie Huston

November 25, 2008

udw_header_azListen to Kerri Kannan as a special guest with Laurie Huston on her show Intuitive Soul.  Find out how to release limiting thinking, discover hidden blocks to self love and unveil your life purpose.

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Live the Life You Love Movie

November 9, 2008

I created this video for Effortless Life Transformation.  For maximum benefit, use headphones and listen often.  You will know the video is working by the feeling you feel in your heart and the potential tears of joy you may cry.

This video has subliminal affirmations to help bypass the rational mind so the affirmations can reach your subconscious mind without being negated.   In the spirit of transparency, I have included the list in its unabridged version in the link below.   Although there are approximately 150 affirmations in this video, there are no subliminal statements other than the ones stated in the list in the link.  The video is 6 minutes long.

For a complete unabridged list of the subliminal affirmations, please click on this link, http://www.kerrikannan.com/LYL_Video_affirm.html

Kerri

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Love is Freedom

October 26, 2008

I’ve been having discussions with some friends in a spiritual forum and the topic of being in a committed relationship versus a non-attached (or non-committed if you prefer) relationship came up. I guess the idea has been in the air for a while, and I noticed it first in my other blog, World Awakened with a submission by Phil Beaumont, called Come Empty and then another article I posted, called The Honeymoon that Never Ends that was written by Osho.

There is much confusion around the idea of non-attachment based relationships.  We generally feel that we need to have someone with us to help fulfill our needs and emotional security.  We then compromise ourselves because we feel that what the other person is offering holds more value than the freedom from attachments and expectations.

Below is a response I have written to a thread reagarding relationships and why people will often hear me say that Love is Freedom.

I perceive the more space one allows in any relationship, the more freedom to allow ourselves and the other to “BE” and the more we actually create a deeper bond.  Freedom in love is not based on attachments and obligations, but based on an appreciation for freedom that space allows.  The relationship may shift and morph and change into different expressions, but there seems to be more incentive to actually grow together and a willingness to be completely open and honest and transparent… because there is nothing to “lose.”   In non-attachment, the ability to be totally honest and open is even MORE present (at least for me) because I am in relationship for my Growth and I have a partner who reflects that for me in an intimate way.  If I feel I can be completely honest with someone and they are open to that, it is a far greater gift than being in a “committed” relationship where vows and contracts are made.  Being in a “committed” relationship feels more to me like (and I may be a bit jaded here) it is an ending or a closing off of love and there is a greater chance of taking it for granted and no actual growth or honesty or openness is required because it is a “done deal.”

Being in a non-attached or non-committed relationship allows me to push beyond my boundaries and be completely honest with myself in a way a committed relationship doesn’t allow.  One is a done deal and I feel like I am confined in a box and it confines Life, the other feels like I am in a relationship with Life itself and my partner is there to help me see aspects of myself that I would not have seen without him.  It is taken moment by moment which allows for little surprises and a freshness that the other does not.

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What is your Superpower? – part 2

October 23, 2008

Continued from “What is your Superpower – part 1

To me, The Incredibles is not about some super-humans who go about saving the world because they have extraordinary powers. They all have to overcome their perceived limitations and the limitations placed on them by a society that is only comfortable with mediocrity. Once they allow themselves to be who they really are, they start gaining self-confidence by embracing their individuality. In embracing the thing that makes them “different” they find that their unique attributes are their greatest strengths. Only upon embracing their uniqueness do they claim their true power and start to trust themselves to know what the right thing is to do in any given moment.

We all have attributes that set us apart from others. We all have unique characteristics that make us who we are. The Incredibles is not about some other-worldly super-human people, it is about embracing the self and believing in yourself to be and do what is right in every moment. It is about trusting your instincts and not stepping on your own foot. Most importantly, not giving a hoot about anyone else’s opinions about who you should be, what you should do or how you should act.

To be continued…

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What’s Your Superpower? – part 1

October 20, 2008

If you have ever watched the Disney/Pixar movie, The Incredibles you might relate to the idea that we all have our own set of superpowers.  For most of us, life parallels the movie in that we hide our true nature because we are afraid of ridicule, judgment and not fitting in.

In the movie, at one time, there were Superheroes all over the place, being true to their power and knowing exactly what to do in each situation.  They were completely true to themselves and in their willingness and courage to be true to themselves, they made the world a better place for everyone.

Then, after a series of disasters where many people would have died (and didn’t) the consciousness shifted and normal people who saw themselves as “less than” decided to file multiple lawsuits which cost the government millions in legal fees.  This caused the government to create a protection program to hide the identities of the superheroes and forced them all to go into hiding.

Through the years, the superheroes freely used their superpowers only in private settings and when in public settings, they used their powers in dysfunctional ways. They made every effort to hide their true identities out of fear of being discovered for who they really were.

Continued in part 2…

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Death and Self-Mastery

October 19, 2008

Sitting on the Edge

July 2007

The Universe is a funny thing… how it always nudges us to push outside of our comfort zone and claim ourselves.  I have a friend who has been one of my closest friends for the past several years and has also been helping me with my awakening process.   When he was twelve years old, he had his first Enlightenment experience and says he has never had the leisure of not knowing what he is.  Recently, he told me to find a teacher who I can share a physical presence with because we have never met each other and it is not known when and if we will ever meet in person.

Since he told me this a few months ago, I have been sort of passively seeking a Master who is in closer proximity to me whose level of awareness is more expanded than my own.  The funny thing is, the more I seek, the more I find that I am the teacher I seek.  I have met with two “Masters” recently and am finding that it’s not easy finding someone who can remain present and teach from a place where one remains true to ones Self-realization.  I have no prejudices with regards to spiritual tradition because they all meet in the middle, the point from where all else emanates.  My awareness is such that I can see that place where all traditions come together so the tradition is not important to me, it is the awareness of the teacher.

Perhaps the expectation of followers is low when placed on a pedestal and called “master.”  Perhaps when teaching for a large organization, it just becomes a given that nobody has the same level of awareness as you do so you lose your edge and allow yourself to lose your presence.  Perhaps it is true that one must teach concepts in the illusion in order for people to shed them… but this seems convoluted to me.  Perhaps I am meeting with these people and coming up disappointed because my frustration is directed at myself and it is time for me to claim my own Self-mastery and stop seeking someone to hold my hand.  I don’t know what the reason might be or if there is a reason at all for my frustration.   I seem to be having difficulty finding someone who can be present with me and teach me from a higher level of awareness than myself… but of course that’s it, isn’t it?  My Self is the same Self as any “master” or anyone else who might teach me.

The more I find myself rubbing elbows with these “masters” the more I walk away disappointed and I feel that only I have my truth and only I can give it to me.   Of course, what better way for me to claim my own Self-Mastery than to meet with other Masters who disappoint and force me to go back and rely on My Self?  Maybe they are Masters after all… the perceived inconsistencies always lead me back to Self-reliance and claiming my own truth.  Maybe they are being present with me and that is their role.  Maybe the frustration I feel is that I no longer need a teacher and it is time I truly stepped into the role of the Master.

The fears step in and tell me I must have credentials or I must sit at the feet of a guru before being given that honor of being called “Self-Realized” but not everyone has done that… look at the Buddha.

Ego-death is very real… as real as any death… but when you have the courage to fully claim your Self and rely on your own presence, there is nothing more liberating because you know it is all YOU and that presence of you is infinite and limitless.  It also seems to be a constant process of letting go and surrendering everything you think you are so that you may know what you truly are.

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Kerri Kannan lives in the NY Capitol region, is a single mother of two girls, a motivational speaker, empowerment mentor, host for Aware Talk Radio and Worldawakened Radio and the author of Uncovering the Divine Within – A Journey of Self-Love.   To preview the inside of her book, click on the book image and it will direct you to a preview of the contents.