Our Mission

Our mission is to help people awaken to their True Self through self-love and meditation so lasting joyfulness replaces suffering and our world grows in kindness and compassion.

The Path to End Suffering

While suffering is common, it is not natural. Our natural state is pure witnessing spread forth in a field of sheer vitality. Awareness is the witnessing aspect of us that is aware or conscious. Essence is sheer vitality, a vital substance of the universe from which all of life arises. Ultimately, these two are not separate, but one conscious essence. This is the totality of our being in which all of life arises. It is our True Self.

Suffering begins to occur when awareness gradually assumes an individual identity. It sees that it has a distinct body, name and experiences. It begins identifying with thoughts and believing them to be true, creating formidable pillars of the individual identity called beliefs. Slowly, a smaller, individual notion of oneself develops called the ego. The ego is a spinning vortex of mental and emotional energy that continually reinforces the notion of a separate self and sustains suffering.

The ego seeks comfort and vigorously tries to avoid discomfort. Repression, distraction and projection are all ways the ego pushes away discomfort and avoids feeling hurt. It resists the fullness of the moment, or ‘what is’. This resistance forces a contraction of the energetic system.

When the energetic system contracts, chakras slow and blockages form which impedes the flow of vital energy. With this improper flow, dense energy, or density, is able to accumulate. It takes a heavy toll on the mind and body creating illness, disease, pessimism, a negative sense of self, and emotional imbalance. As the density increases, so does the suffering.

In order to stop suffering, density must be dissolved, the energetic system must reopen, the ego must be dismantled, revealing our True Self, which has always been there. The True Self is the constant, conscious essence of life itself. To awaken to our True Self, we can take two approaches simultaneously. The first is to work directly to remove the blockages that form the ego and dissolve the density that is sustaining suffering. The second approach utilizes meditation to directly increase our light, which naturally diminishes density and forces the ego to collapse.

When we resume our natural state, life is experienced and released; every moment is new. No density can accumulate, no smaller identity believes they are the character in the story of life, foolishly trying to control life. But, the mind-body mechanism still remains, as it is the essential aspect for the True Self to interact with the physical world and experience life in a direct and tangible way. Thoughts arise, but are not entertained. Discomfort is not resisted, but felt completely and naturally released. A sense of calm wellbeing persists. Selflessness and kindness are natural expressions as the sense of self does not stop at the body, but greatly expands, encompassing all things and others. Fear disappears as the realization of the True Self means no harm or death can ever come. I am all of it now is the most fundamental truth.

To read more about the path to end suffering, please read The Path to End Suffering: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment on our journal.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help people awaken to their True Self through self-love and meditation so lasting joyfulness replaces suffering and our world grows in kindness and compassion.

The Path to End Suffering

While suffering is common, it is not natural. Our natural state is pure witnessing spread forth in a field of sheer vitality. Awareness is the witnessing aspect of us that is aware or conscious. Essence is sheer vitality, a vital substance of the universe from which all of life arises. Ultimately, these two are not separate, but one conscious essence. This is the totality of our being in which all of life arises. It is our True Self.

Suffering begins to occur when awareness gradually assumes an individual identity. It sees that it has a distinct body, name and experiences. It begins identifying with thoughts and believing them to be true, creating formidable pillars of the individual identity called beliefs. Slowly, a smaller, individual notion of oneself develops called the ego. This spinning vortex of mental and emotional energy continually reinforces the notion of a separate self and sustains suffering.

The ego seeks comfort and vigorously tries to avoid discomfort. Repression, distraction and projection are all ways the ego pushes away discomfort and avoids feeling hurt. It resists the fullness of the moment, or ‘what is’. This resistance forces a contraction of the energetic system.

When the energetic system contracts, chakras slow and blockages form which impedes the flow of vital energy. With this improper flow, dense energy, or density, is able to accumulate. It takes a heavy toll on the mind and body creating illness, disease, pessimism, a negative sense of self, and emotional imbalance. As the density increases, so does the suffering.

In order to stop suffering, density must be dissolved, the energetic system must reopen, the ego must be dismantled, revealing our True Self, which has always been there. The True Self is the constant, conscious essence of life itself. To awaken to our True Self, we can take two approaches simultaneously. The first is to work directly to remove the blockages that form the ego and dissolve the density that is sustaining suffering. The second approach utilizes meditation to directly increase our light, which naturally diminishes density and forces the ego to collapse.

When we resume our natural state, life is experienced and released; every moment is new. No density can accumulate, no smaller identity believes they are the character in the story of life, foolishly trying to control life. But, the mind-body mechanism still remains, as it is the essential aspect for the True Self to interact with the physical world and experience life in a direct and tangible way. Thoughts arise, but are not entertained. Discomfort is not resisted, but felt completely and naturally released. A sense of calm wellbeing persists. Selflessness and kindness are natural expressions as the sense of self does not stop at the body, but greatly expands, encompassing all things and others. Fear disappears as the realization of the True Self means no harm or death can ever come. I am all of it now is the most fundamental truth.

To read more about the path to end suffering, please read The Path to End Suffering: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment on our journal.

Our Stories

Meet your Intuitive Soul Coach Jennifer Crilley

Jennifer

Meditation Coach & Energy Worker

Meet your Transformational Life Coach, Hans Wang

Hans

Co-Author of The 30-Day Self-Love Experiment

When I was a kid, I thought it was normal to remember your past lives. It wasn’t something I second-guessed. At least… not right away. Not until my Catholic school teacher made me realize that, for many, for most, it wasn’t normal. And if I wanted to fit in, I had to pretend that I was normal too.

The alternative? Not fitting in? It wasn’t an option. So I traded my memories and awareness for normalcy, unaware of how much pain that decision would bring me.

This ‘pretending’ to be someone, someone that I wasn’t, continued. And when it came to time to choose a college pathway, I opted for acting. Studying acting at NYU was about so much more than school or even a possible career. It was about healing and processing pent-up pain and emotions. But it wasn’t enough. Not yet.

I began to objectify myself, straying further and further from my true self. I was a pretty face, a commodity, not a person. So the Universe began reflecting my beliefs. Acting agencies put a monetary value on my worth. Customers tipped me on what they felt I deserved. And finally, when I was forcibly held down and raped, I was given the horrific, essential wake-up call I needed. It was new life or no life, and nothing in between.

I quit my job, packed a bag and ended up in a tent on a monkey sanctuary in Tzaneen, South Africa. I moved into a rural village, made beautiful friendships and spent time as a bartender in a bush bar called The Half Human. I stopped pretending. And I started remembering.

Eventually, I moved to Los Angeles and continue cultivating my spiritual life amongst a backdrop of bartending (aka Bootcamp for Energy Workers) and learned how to own – and master – being a highly sensitive empath.

I was mentored by a profoundly talented soul coach and modern-day shaman, and I dove into various energy, healing, coaching and spiritual teachings such as qigong, Quantum Healing, Yuen and Now Healing methods. I studied at the University of Santa Monica, which offers a rare Master’s degree in spiritual psychology. I became a Reiki Master, Theta Healer, and modern-day Shaman.

With my awareness returning and clarity sharpening, my journey was coming full circle. I was coming home.

Now it was my time to help others do the same.

I grew up in a tropical paradise with everything: Sun, sea and a happy family. It was perfect… until one day it wasn’t. When I was 13, a civil war broke out in the Solomon Islands. Life went from carefree to careful, as the home we knew and loved turned into a horrifying war-zone.

My mom and I escaped to the United States, taking one of the last flights out of the Solomons before one of the militias took over the airport and shut it down, while my dad stayed behind to look after the business. And although my mom and I were safe, I felt like somewhere in the air on the way over, I’d lost not just my home, my friends and my father… but also myself.

In the states, I had to shed who I was and become somebody new. I forced myself to forget the death and destruction we’d left behind and focus on my future. It worked. I lived in a bubble. Then, when I was 25, my father passed away.

In Jeet Kune do (a martial arts style created by Bruce Lee), my instructor emphasized leaving the ego at the door. This, for me, was a practice all about getting out of your own way and connecting with your higher self. It was something I would become familiar with over and over again, especially after an emotional relationship break-up when I was 30. But during this time, in seeking to rediscover myself, I found Jennifer.

Her guidance and support helped me realize what I had been missing all along: love energy. She taught me that I had the medicine for my own suffering within me. I just had to learn how to take it.

It was like I was recreating paradise… but instead of it being a place outside of me, it became a place inside of me.

In The 30-Day Self-Love Experiment, I share all the tools and perspectives Jennifer taught me combined with my personal stories and inspirations. I hope the tools in this book will change your life as it has mine.

Meet your Intuitive Soul Coach Jennifer Crilley

Jennifer

Meditation Coach & Energy Worker

When I was a kid, I thought it was normal to remember your past lives. It wasn’t something I second-guessed. At least… not right away. Not until my Catholic school teacher made me realize that, for many, for most, it wasn’t normal. And if I wanted to fit in, I had to pretend that I was normal too.

The alternative? Not fitting in? It wasn’t an option. So I traded my memories and awareness for normalcy, unaware of how much pain that decision would bring me.

This ‘pretending’ to be someone, someone that I wasn’t, continued. And when it came to time to choose a college pathway, I opted for acting. Studying acting at NYU was about so much more than school or even a possible career. It was about healing and processing pent-up pain and emotions. But it wasn’t enough. Not yet.

I began to objectify myself, straying further and further from my true self. I was a pretty face, a commodity, not a person. So the Universe began reflecting my beliefs. Acting agencies put a monetary value on my worth. Customers tipped me on what they felt I deserved. And finally, when I was forcibly held down and raped, I was given the horrific, essential wake-up call I needed. It was new life or no life, and nothing in between.

I quit my job, packed a bag and ended up in a tent on a monkey sanctuary in Tzaneen, South Africa. I moved into a rural village, made beautiful friendships and spent time as a bartender in a bush bar called The Half Human. I stopped pretending. And I started remembering.

Eventually, I moved to Los Angeles and continue cultivating my spiritual life amongst a backdrop of bartending (aka Bootcamp for Energy Workers) and learned how to own – and master – being a highly sensitive empath.

I was mentored by a profoundly talented soul coach and modern-day shaman, and I dove into various energy, healing, coaching and spiritual teachings such as qigong, Quantum Healing, Yuen and Now Healing methods. I studied at the University of Santa Monica, which offers a rare Master’s degree in spiritual psychology. I became a Reiki Master, Theta Healer, and modern-day Shaman.

With my awareness returning and clarity sharpening, my journey was coming full circle. I was coming home.

Now it was my time to help others do the same.

Meet your Transformational Life Coach, Hans Wang

Hans

Co-Author of The 30-Day Self-Love Experiment

I grew up in a tropical paradise with everything: Sun, sea and a happy family. It was perfect… until one day it wasn’t. When I was 13, a civil war broke out in the Solomon Islands. Life went from carefree to careful, as the home we knew and loved turned into a horrifying war-zone.

My mom and I escaped to the United States, taking one of the last flights out of the Solomons before one of the militias took over the airport and shut it down, while my dad stayed behind to look after the business. And although my mom and I were safe, I felt like somewhere in the air on the way over, I’d lost not just my home, my friends and my father… but also myself.

In the states, I had to shed who I was and become somebody new. I forced myself to forget the death and destruction we’d left behind and focus on my future. It worked. I lived in a bubble. Then, when I was 25, my father passed away.

In Jeet Kune do (a martial arts style created by Bruce Lee), my instructor emphasized leaving the ego at the door. This, for me, was a practice all about getting out of your own way and connecting with your higher self. It was something I would become familiar with over and over again, especially after an emotional relationship break-up when I was 30. But during this time, in seeking to rediscover myself, I found Jennifer.

Her guidance and support helped me realize what I had been missing all along: love energy. She taught me that I had the medicine for my own suffering within me. I just had to learn how to take it.

It was like I was recreating paradise… but instead of it being a place outside of me, it became a place inside of me.

In The 30-Day Self-Love Experiment, I share all the tools and perspectives Jennifer taught me combined with my personal stories and inspirations. I hope the tools in this book will change your life as it has mine.

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