Remember The Call To Love…

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Throughout the day today as I was scrolling through my Facebook posts I saw a recurring theme of my friends sharing support for people who have experienced recent attacks from not just the incidents in Paris, but also for the suffering experienced by so many around the world that get less attention. But this is not going to be one of those posts. I am not going to choose a side, I’m not going to aim to validate one individual’s suffering over another, I’m not going to cast out anger or hatred towards any person, but rather I will aim to touch your heart. In the next few minutes I want to inspire your soul so that your Light can shine where it is needed most.

Today was a heavy day for me as I read through the different articles regarding the attacks in Paris, or the recent attacks in Kenya, or the Middle East, and I could feel the pull of my heart. I could feel the heaviness of the world not around me, but within me. I could feel the fear. I could feel the insecurity. I could feel the doubt. Almost the entire day I was filled with an energy I had not felt for quite some time. Yet this evening I began to feel something else.

As I sat and asked my Self, how can I help the world a passage in a very sacred book came to my mind. One of the most profound and sacred books to my heart, Life and Teachings of the Masters of the Far East, tells a story of an experience with Jesus. A hoard of bandits and murderers began approaching a sacred temple and village. With concern the author of the book asked Jesus what they could do. Jesus replied that he would not return the hatred and anger with which the bandits approached with, but rather send them nothing but Love. The author describes Jesus literally sending forth a beam of Light towards the entrance of the ravine in which the temple was located, and as the bandits reached this point their hatred and anger acted as a mirror upon the wall of Love. As such these bandits’ horses became frightened and began bucking and throwing the bandits from the saddles. In the frenzy the men began shooting and harming each other while also having the hoard of confused horses trampling them. Eventually the bandits laid there, injured or dead as a result of their own doing.

This story has been so profound for me in my life in many ways. The Law of Attraction tells us that “That which is like unto itself is drawn.” We know in quantum physics that in order for a reality to exist, mind must be present to witness its structure. In our own lives we see that when we are truly feel gratitude and expressing that outwardly, we come into contact with other individuals who demonstrate that to us, we see more beauty, more freedom, more Light.

Life is, wholly and truly, an expression of what is happening WITHIN us. The world happening around us, is a metaphor of what is happening within us. How many times a day do you say to yourself how truly beautiful you are? How many times a day do you say thank you to the Source of all life for the blessing of being alive? How often do you truly loo into the eyes of another person with the intent of seeing them for more than the body they possess? How often do you tell yourself “I love you!” We see things happening around us and we think of all that we don’t have, or don’t want, or don’t like and we wonder why there is so much sadness in the world.

We look around at people doing things that we wouldn’t do and we condemn them. We see people saying things we wouldn’t say and we ridicule them. We see someone acting or speaking a certain way and we so rarely choose to see them as more than their words or actions. We so rarely choose to look into their eyes and see the divinity in them. We so rarely choose to acknowledge the Spirit in them yearning to be called forth and them be reminded of who they really are.

You see, what every great master has ever told us is that we need to love our foe as our brother. Jesus said when your brother strikes your cheek, you should offer the other to him also. We find parables like this in all sacred texts and yet we refuse to follow them. We do not offer our brother a helping hand, let alone allow him to harm us. And yet, every great teacher has only taught us one thing: fear is not real, and only Love exists.

Fear is a reminder that you have separated yourself from Spirit. Love is the presence of your unity with Spirit. When we are shown acts of violence our reaction is to immediately attack the attacker. When we witness violent acts we do not love that person anyways, we ridicule him and berate him, which simply exacerbates feelings of isolation and separation. We have forgotten that we not only belong to each other, but that we are each other. We have forgotten that there is a single Presence, a single field of Love, and that we all exist in and as that.

martin luther king jr quote, best life coach, inspirational quoteIn times of collective fear, to further increase that fear through your own emotional field does nothing to bring forth Love. In times of darkness, more darkness is unnecessary. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only Light can do that.” In times of others’ suffering you must be reminded of the field of Love that is all that exists. You must stand forth in your strength, knowing fully that you are supported by the hoard of Heaven, and claim undoubtedly that only Love can heal. Not once have you every heard of fear healing. Not once have you ever heard of doubt healing. Not once have you ever heard of blame healing. Yet you have heard of gratitude healing. You have heard of kindness healing. You have heard of compassion healing. You have heard of Love healing.

In times of tragedy, it is not time to blame, and berate, and fight against. In times of tragedy, it is time to show compassion, kindness, Love. How can you help an individual or collective through anger and hatred and condemnation? You can’t. It is not possible to help anyone through the recognition of their unworthiness. You can only help anyone through your recognition of their Light. In your acknowledgment of someone else’s beauty, only then can you affect change. No figure of change ever was praised for telling people how bad they were. The most influential people of history, the ones who are praised for their service to humanity, spoke to the souls of others. They reminded you of your ability to be good. They reminded you of your ability to have compassion. They reminded you of your ability to be kind. They reminded you of your ability to see beauty in others. They reminded you of your ability to Love, and to Love unconditionally!

My friends, those of you reading this, this is your reminder. Don’t get caught in the disillusionment of the “outside.” You know all too well of your ability to affect others for their betterment and to be their reminder. You also know all too well that this can only come from the inside out. We must be the guide for others to follow, be the Light in the darkness so that others may light their own candle. My friends, my dear brothers and sisters, YOU have to be the change for the world. If you get lost in the woods, remember the path is always right next to you, waiting for you to remind others that it is right there…just below the head and about the gut.

All My Love,

Zach ❤

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.

 Inspiratinal quote, best life coach reno nv, best personal trainer reno nv, zach tavcar

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.

Inspirational quotes, personal trainer reno nv, Zach Tavcar

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. 

Inspirational quotes, personal trainer reno nv, Zach Tavcar

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.

Inspirational quotes, personal trainer reno nv, Zach Tavcar

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.

Inspirational quotes, life coaching reno nv, Zach Tavcar

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…

Spiritual Workout of the Day October 19, 2015

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Spiritual Workout of the Day:

Heart Breathing…

This is a simply heart meditation/breathing technique which enables you to ground yourself and consciously connect to your heart and intuition.

Start by finding a comfortable sitting position. Close your eyes and place your right hand over your heart. Keeping your mouth gently closed begin breathing in and out through your nose. Allow your breathing to naturally move into your belly, feeling your belly expand as you inhale and relax as you exhale. Once you feel your abdomen moving with your breath, focus your awareness on your heart. Begin to feel your heart breathing you. Feel your heart expand as you inhale and relax as you exhale. Maintain your awareness on your heart, expanding and contracting with each breath. Continue as long as you would like with this meditation, but at least 5 minutes.

 Inspirational quotes, best life coach reno, Zach Tavcar

Daily Affirmation:

“Love, Joy, Gratitude…these are all who you are. These are reminders of your union with Spirit…of your true identity as Spirit.”

You can see yesterday’s workout if you would like a process to raise your clear stuck energy in your energetic body through movement and letting go 😉

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

Workout of the Day October 17, 2015

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Physical Workout of the Day:

My Time = 15:40

Shauna’s Time = 17:52

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, personal trainer reno nv, life coach reno nv, Zach Tavcar

Daily Affirmation:

“You’ll never know how much your kindness is needed until your presence is the only thing that pulls someone else from their darkness.”

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…