Are You Alive?

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Hello my Lovelies,

I ask you this question in all seriousness…ARE YOU ALIVE OR JUST EXISTING?

I began asking myself this question today after I started reading a new book…”The Way of the Superior Man” by David Deida. Now in one of his chapters he asks you if you are finding your edges in life, your fears, and are you moving past them? Are you truly conquering those fears? And as fears arise each day are you continuing to move beyond them…or at least facing them with full presence? And then a statement from the song, “Everybody Wear Sunscreen” by Boz Luhrman where he says, “Do one thing every day that scares you!” came flooding into my thoughts.

And you know what I realized…I am not doing something everyday that scares me! I am just existing!!! I can post this and that about raising ourselves consciously and Being Love, but yet I have capped myself off from this physical experience! I have found that I absolutely LOVE conversing with others but do I truly get out of my comfort zone and push past it? Not really! Sure I can engage in conversation with just about anyone, sure I can speak my inner Truth from the Divine Core that bursts from my heart, absolutely I can take my shirt off and walk around downtown all night…but can I maintain that Presence and strength when it comes to talking to a girl I think is beautiful? Can I approach someone on the workout floor and offer them a free workout? NO! No I can’t!!! Actually, YES I CAN! I just haven’t yet! 😉

But my own revelation was that I am allowing my ego, that part of me (of us all) that says we are separate, to win. As much as I am consciously aware of my ego and understand it, I do nothing to move beyond it…to move beyond the points of comfort it has established! And then I thought, “Dang, what kind of example am I? I say all these things but I can’t even talk to a girl I’m attracted to because I’m still afraid of rejection!!” BOOM!!! There it is folks, Zach’s krytocronalyte! 😉

In all honesty though, can you see this for yourself? Can you see these points of comfort your ego has established and how scary it is to step beyond them?! But is that not what living is?!?! It is meant to be scary…to feel your stomach fluttering full of butterflies, your heart pounding, BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!, to be lost for words, and then….BANG!!! We take the leap! And how does it turn out? Sometimes it is the outcome we want, sometimes it isn’t…but isn’t it so much darn fun to get out there all alone, not knowing what will happen, and then jumping?!?! THAT IS LIFE!!! THAT IS LIVING!!!

How many of us are simply existing? Myself included, up until today when I made the conscious choice to scare the shit out of myself every day!!! 😉 How many of us won’t tell that person we adore that he/she is stunning? How many of us won’t get out of the crappy job because we don’t know where to go from here? How many of us refuse to take up an activity because we’re comfortable watching our favorite shows?

I am not saying any of that is bad, or good, I just want to know if you are living the scary, exciting, dramatic, free life you would like to live? No matter who we are we want excitement in our lives…that’s why we watch movies! Why not make your own life a movie! (In dramatic movie-man voice) “Coming in May we have the greatest movie ever written, with a cast unlike any other, it will make you laugh, cry, it will chill you and thrill you, you’ll hear words never spoken unto human ears, you will feel emotions you didn’t know existed, you’ll be enamored by every moment, you’ll see lust and Love, sensuality and spankings, you’ll never want to leave the theater, STARRING……..YOU!!!!”

Now doesn’t that sound like fun?!?!?! It sure does to me and from now on I am choosing to live!! Sitting at home by myself on a Saturday night no longer entices me! I want fear, joy, crying, laughter, peace, turmoil, serenity, confusion….I want to live from the deepest place of my Self, in which I can share my gifts to this world! And gosh dang it, my life WILL be a movie! My movie!

Let’s LIVE my dear brothers and sisters! Let us face every fear with a Presence unimaginable to the human eye. Let us feel every second of the flutters in our stomachs and the pounding in our chests! Let us remember why we are here…to stir up some shit and make the world a united, indescribable place where all are welcome and cry like babies!!! Let us LIVE!!! I Love each and every one of You, more than you know!!

All My Love,
Zach IAM

Originally posted 4/23/2013

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Workout of the Day November 23, 2015

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Physical Workout of the Day:

  • Every Minute on the Minute for 10 minutes of:

Set a timer for 10 minutes and have it beep on every minute interval. Complete the 11 burpees within each minute and rest the remainder of each minute. If you are unable to complete any one of the minute rounds, the penalty will be 25 squats per missed round. If you would like to scale this workout, choose a number of burpees that you can complete within one minute with less than 30 seconds of rest. Choose a number of no less than 7 burpees.

Mental Workout of the Day:

Sing & Jump…

Today’s mental workout is for the releasing of any stagnant energy. Turn on your favorite song, or favorite song at the moment, and sing your heart out! There is a reason they say to sing your heart out and that is because in the expression of your creative energy you are aligning with your heart. You are unifying the creative energies of the mind, body, and soul and giving the gift of expressing them out into the ethers, even if it happens in your own room. As you sing I want you to jump around and dance. Shake all the stuck energy out of your body and just let it all out! If you feel that you’re acting silly, good! You should act as is appropriate to you! Today is just about letting go, and that will happen through the expression of song and dance! 

 Inspirational quotes, life coaching reno nv, personal training reno nv, Zach Tavcar, www.zachtavcar.com

Daily Affirmation:

“There will be times in your life when you are fearful. When you accept that fear is a signal that you are not in alignment with your Spirit, you have then taken back your power. You can then direct your thoughts which bring forth feelings of love. Then you will know you are the creator of your own experience.”

You can see yesterday’s workout for a wonderful process to help ease your vibration into a state of allowing the well-being that is natural to you by looking for things to be grateful for 🙂

Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in life coaching and personal training services I offer. I would love to hear from you…

Workout of the Day November 19, 2015

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Physical Workout of the Day:

My Rounds = 7 + 4 Power Cleans (115 lbs)

Shauna’s Rounds = 7 + 3 Power Cleans (80 lbs)

 

Mental Workout of the Day:

100 Things I’m Grateful For…

Today’s process is strictly to help raise our vibrational rate so that we can allow the flow of love and appreciation to dominate our cells and allow the law of attraction to bring us more things to be grateful for, and to begin to restructure the neuron cross-bridges in our brain.

Get out a piece of paper and expect to do this process for roughly 10-20 minute. At the top of the page write, “100 Things I’m Grateful For…” and begin. You don’t have to be elaborate with what you’re grateful for but do your best to specific, such as “My ability to move my body and exercise,” rather than just “health” or “exercise.” Write until you have your 100 things to be grateful for. If you just can’t think of things to be grateful for, write as many as you can and then come back to it later in the day. This process moves your attention toward points of gratitude, and by the law of attraction, this will bring other thoughts similar to it into your awareness. Also, this will soften our vibration so that we open the door to the things we have been waiting for, and that the Almighty has been pushing into our experience.

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Daily Affirmation:

“Find God within your Self…know the Kingdom of Heaven as your very being…herein you are free.”

You can see yesterday’s workout if you would like a process that will help you with helping bring more joy to others and yourself as well 😉

Please contact me if you are interested in life coaching and personal training services I offer…

Workout of the Day November 16, 2015

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Physical Workout of the Day:

My Time = 17:10 (30 lb DB, 24 inch box)

Shauna’s Time = 18:23 (20 inch box)

Mental Workout of the Day:

3 Acts of Random Kindness…

Today’s process is to do 3 random things which benefit others. Acts of random kindness help bring energy, chi, prana back into our body systems. By giving freely to others we receive 10 fold from the universe as a whole.

These acts do not have to be outlandish, they can be as simple as opening the door for a stranger, complimenting someone on their eyes, or handing someone a pretty hand-picked flower. This process should simply be a way of getting out of our own way and helping uplift someone else in a genuine way.

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Daily Affirmation:

“Sometimes it’s hard to face our past hurts and wounds. But I believe the Presence that guides us will always be there to heal us, if we are strong enough to be vulnerable.”

You can see yesterday’s workout for a wonderfully fun process to help ease your vibrational resistance and increase your allowing of the miracles that are coming to you 🙂

You can contact me if you are interested in online life coaching and/or online personal training services I offer and I would love to hear from you…

Workout of the Day November 12, 2015

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Physical Workout of the Day:

Shauna’s Rounds = 7 + 6 HSPU’s (105 lbs)

My Time = 6 + 10 Double Unders (165 lbs)

Mental Workout of the Day:

“Wouldn’t It Be Nice If…” Game

Today’s mental workout will be focused on playing the “wouldn’t it be nice if…” game. Set a timer for 10 minutes and close your eyes. Say to your self, “Wouldn’t it be nice if…” and finish the sentence with what it is you are desiring. Play this as if you are imagining all the possibilities you have ever desired. Start with the things that you don’t have a lot of resistance against, such as “Wouldn’t it be nice if someone told me I had a nice smile.” Things that really you don’t have a lot of resistance against. As you do this, really feel what it would be like to have someone tell you that you have a nice smile. After you have begun to feel more uplifted move on to the things that you are REALLY desiring. You could say, “Wouldn’t it be nice if I met the perfect partner for me and had a nice conversation with them.” As you play this, remember that it is key to FEEL the feeling of being in the situation, experiencing what it is like to be in actual circumstance. Continue playing this until you are truly feeling better or until the timer goes off.

 Inspirational quotes, life coach Reno NV, Zach Tavcar

 Daily Affirmation:

“When you ask, It is give…Every time…No exceptions”

You can see yesterday’s workout for a beneficial breathing technique (pranayama) to help balance the masculine and feminine aspects of your Self and calm your nervous system 🙂

You can contact me if you are interested in life coaching and personal training services I offer and I would love to hear from you…

Workout of the Day November 2, 2015

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Physical Workout of the Day:

My Time = 17:10 (75 lbs Overhead Squats)

Shauna’s Time = 24:00 (72 lbs Back Squats

Jake’s Time = 17:56 (115 lbs Back Squats)

Mental Workout of the Day:

Alternate Nostril Breathing

Alternate nostril breathing is a great way to balance the mind and body. Personally, as a result of doing 5-8 minutes per day of alternate nostril breathing, I feel I have more balance mentally and am much more calm throughout the day.

Today’s workout will be to do 9-20 cycles of alternate nostril breathing followed by 5-10 minutes of meditation. One cycle is as follows:

  1. Sit comfortably, preferably with the spine upright, either in a chair or in a cross-legged position.
  2. Place the right index and middle finger between the eyebrows, while the left hand faces upward resting on your thigh.
  3. Press the right thumb down on the right nostril and exhale though the left nostril.
  4. Inhale through the left nostril and then press the right ring finger on the left nostril exhaling through the right nostril.
  5. Inhale through the right nostril, then pressing the thumb against the right nostril exhaling through the left nostril.
  6. You have completed one cycle of alternate nostril breathing.

Remember that the breaths should be natural and not forced. After you have completed as many rounds as you feel comfortable with, sit in meditation for 5-10 minutes.

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Daily Affirmation:

“You are united with the origins of life. The Spirit that fills every molecule is the Presence which you truly are. There is no exclusion, there is only inclusion.”

You can see yesterday’s workout for a meditation to open your heart and allow your love to BE 🙂

You can contact me if you are interested in life coaching and personal training services I offer and I would love to hear from you…

Workout of the Day October 28, 2015

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Physical Workout of the Day:

My Time = 11:15

Shauna’s Time = 13:05

Mental Workout of the Day:

LOVE Meditation

Today’s process will be a practice in loving yourself. Start with your heart on your eyes closed in a comfortable seated position. This is simply because you want to be awake for the majority of this meditation and lying may cause you to fall asleep.

Place your right hand over the center of your chest where your heart is located. Place your left palm facing upward, resting on your lap. Close your eyes and feel the breath move down into your belly as you inhale. As you exhale, feel the belly fall and the rib cage simply depress. After 5-10 breaths, take your attention to where your right hand is on your heart. Focus on the warmth you feel between your hand and your chest. This is going to be your place of focus for the remainder of the meditation.

As you breath, feel the connection between your hand and heart. Affirm to yourself, “my heart is the core of my physical body and the reminder of who I am and why I am here.” This will remain your affirmation. Go as deeply as you wish with this meditation, allowing your hand to almost feel as if it is on fire with the love expressed from your heart. You can remove your hand as soon as you feel that you are finished, do not put a time limit on this meditation, it could be 2 minutes, it could be 20…just go with it. 

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Daily Affirmation:

“It’s not human nature to resist change, it is the ego’s way of diminishing growth. All of life is changing in front of us. The trees grow without resistance, the leaves change, and rebloom, the cells in our body are consistently changing and replicating, and the only thing that resists change is our own fear of the unknown. Nature, the Universe, God, doesn’t resist change, but rather welcomes it. As an extension of the Universe you love change. However if you allow yourself to feel fearful because you don’t have faith that you are protected by the Universe, by God, then you resist change. And the funniest thing is that Spirit wants so badly for you to change because energy is always moving. Spirit wants so badly for you to let go and trust that the stream you are on is taking you to your destination…but because you don’t know that your destination is at the bottom, you paddle upstream! You get so fearful that you paddle the wrong direction and it’s exhausting!! The question I always ask is, “If you’re not happy with the results you’re getting, with the life you’re living, don’t you think that it would be beneficial to change the way you think, act, and live?”

You can see yesterday’s workout for a wonderful gratitude meditation to help with raise your vibration and connect to your heart 🙂

Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in life coaching and personal training services I offer. I would love to hear from you…

Workout of the Day October 26, 2015

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Physical Workout of the Day:

This workout is done on a continuously running clock. Start the timer and for the first 60 seconds do 1 power clean and rest the remaining time of that 60 seconds. When it hits the second minute (61-120) seconds do 2 power cleans and rest the remaining time of that minute. When it hits the third minute (121-180 seconds) do 3 power cleans and rest the remaining minute. The time stops when you can no longer do the amount of power cleans required in the corresponding minute.

Shauna’s Rounds = 11 + 10 reps (65 lbs)

My Rounds = 11 + 8 reps (95 lbs)

Mental Workout of the Day:

Gratitude Meditation

For today’s workout we will start by setting a timer for 15 minutes and finding a comfortable sitting position. Place your hands on your lap with your palms facing upward and close your eyes. Gently, take your awareness to the movement of your breath in and out of your nose. Do not force the breath, but rather let the breath be and let it move you. As you breathe in you will say silently to yourself, “I AM,” and as you breathe out silently say to yourself, “grateful.” Do your best to maintain this mantra for the entirety of the meditation. If thoughts come into your awareness, recognize them and then return your focus to the mantra. You may even begin to change the words and begin replacing “grateful” which is completely okay and a natural process of the meditation.

 Inspirational quotes, life coach reno nv, Zach Tavcar

Daily Affirmation:

“Emotions guide me, Joy drives me, Love fills me.”

You can see yesterday’s workout for a wonderful meditation to help develop single-pointedness and clear your mind for allowing your well-being to flow 🙂

You can contact me if you are interested in life coaching and personal training services I offer and I would love to hear from you…

Workout of the Day October 21, 2015

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Physical Workout of the Day:

Set a timer to go off every minute, and go directly from one exercise to the next until you are complete with the sit-ups.

Shauna’s Weight = (25 lb KB)

My Weight = (40 lb KB)

Spiritual Workout of the Day:

Mantra Meditation

Today’s workout is for aligning with a single pointed mindset through our meditation. The 3 mantras to choose from during this meditation will be “I AM,” “I am Love,” or “I am protected.” For this meditation find a comfortable sitting position or lying position. Set a timer for 15-20 minutes and start it. Uncross all of your limbs and close you eyes. Bring your awareness to your breath and begin feeling the rise and fall of your abdomen, breathing in and out through your nose. Your focus for the first few minutes will be on allowing your breath to move from your chest and into your abdomen. Do not control the depth or speed of your breath, allow it to be, yet simply guide its movement from the chest and move it into the belly. Once the breath has moved into the belly you will begin your mantra. For the first mantra, as you inhale you will say “I” and as you exhale saying “AM.” For the second and/or third mantra, as you inhale you will say ” I am” and as you exhale you will say “Love/protected” depending on which mantra you choose is right for you today. Continue with that pattern until your timer goes off.

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Daily Affirmation:

“The reason you want anything is because you believe in the having of it you will feel more joy. So instead of waiting for the desire to manifest, just focus on the joy. Do things that you love…dance, take a nap, meditate, go for a walk, kiss your love, pet your furry companion. Feel joy and the desire will show up.”

You can see yesterday’s workout for a releasing process in which you can connect with your Divine Feminine essence and allow any gunned up energy be released 😉

Feel free to contact me if you are interested in life coaching and personal training services I offer…

Workout of the Day October 20, 2015

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Physical Workout of the Day:

Shauna’s Time = 14:27 (25 lb DBs)

My Time = 15:26 (30 lb DBs)

Jake’s Time = 13:35 (35 lb DBs)

Mental Workout of the Day:

Ecstatic Dancing

Ecstatic dancing is a mindfulness meditation. Put on your 3 favorite songs, close your eyes, and dance. Move your body with the rhythms of the music. Don’t worry about what is happening, just allow your body to move as the music infuses the cells of your body. You can do anything you want, no one will be in the room other than you. All you have to allow yourself to do is move and feel free. When the 3 songs are done just stand and feel your feet connected to the ground. Feel the energy of your body connecting you with the energy of the earth, Gaia. Stand there and feel the support of your Mother as long as you like and then you are finished with today’s workout.

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Daily Affirmation:

“When you come to accept that joy, love, and gratitude are all indications that you are in alignment with Spirit…and that you have the ability to change your thoughts to align your thoughts with Spirit…then you have conscious mastery of your life. Then you are deliberate creator of your own life, rather than a victim of the circumstances of life.”

You can see yesterday’s workout if you would like a process/meditation to help open your heart of stuck energies and release & heal past wounds 😉

Feel free to contact me if you are interested in life coaching and personal training services I offer…