Saturday, January 30, 2010

Is Lust a part of Love?

Over the years, this question has been asked of me during my client sessions on numerous occasions. Lust, has gotten a really bad rap, and yes, by many , is considered a 4 letter word.

Watch this video, to get the truth about lust, and maybe even it's role in love.

Slow down. Experience love at it's deepest level, in every area of our emotions today.

Love, peace, Rev. David

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Prayer of Jabez

One of the most beautiful, simplest and powerful prayers in the bible is the Prayer of Jabez. I was introduced to the prayer while reading the book by the same name by Bruce Wilkinson, and have been praying it daily since the late 1990's.

Watch this brief video as we explore the wonder of this prayer now:

Slow down, live, love, pray daily.

Love, peace, Rev. David

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Mental Alertness through Aromatherapy


To help us stay alert, cut down on our errors and be more productive, we need to be open minded to techniques that we may not be familiar with, such as Aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is taken from the Greek words "aroma" meaning spice and "therapy," meaning healing. Using the powerful fragrances extracted from plants and flowers, it is possible to stimulate different physiological reactions.

In the magazine EXEC, a study in Japan was discussed in which the results were quite spectacular. The scent of lemon decreased workers' errors by 54% and when Jasmine was used, mistakes decreased by 33%. Whether you are studying for a test, reading business material or just trying to catch up with the pile of month old magazines in your living room, using scents makes sense! Jasmine and lemon both have stimulating properties that may make concentration a little easier.

Make sure you use pure essential oils with your diffuser. These products are available at most health food stores. Any products that are listed as "essence of . . ." are not essential oils and may not bring to you the effect you desire.

Slow down.

Love, peace, david

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Search. Grow. Love.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Fear of Failure? Read this and watch yourself shift!

Whenever I speak with or interview successful and exciting people, I always walk away with a sense of awe regarding their lack of fear in their pursuit of a worthy goal. Yet, I wonder if the fear of failure for most of us is the biggest obstacle in our attempt to live a life that is more fulfilling and joyful.

This fear of failing at any personal or professional endeavor can be so strong that we sit on the "sidelines" of life, watching other people playing their best game. The phrases "I wish I had their confidence . . . their life . . . their money . . . their relationships . . . their faith" continue to surface as we long for an existence that is full of energy and meaning.

And yet, if we examine the road we've taken to get us to where we are today, I wonder if it is full of decisions that we've made to minimize the chance to fail rather than one in which we've tried to maximize the chances to be more successful. Do you see the immense difference here? People who are playing life "safe" are handcuffed, partially immobilized by the fear of how they may be judged by others if their quest doesn't turn out the way they had hoped.

On the other hand, those who are trying to maximize their lives are looking for opportunities to excite them, stretch them, make them show up and take the exciting chances that life has to offer. And please don't confuse these people with blind risk takers. Quite the contrary. Many of these successful people are far from daredevils. Maybe their relationship is so strong because they chose someone based on an internal connection rather than choosing someone who others would approve of. They looked past race, color, religion, and chose someone they knew they could love at the deepest possible level.

Evaluate your life and determine today if your fear of failure is the one obstacle that you must learn to release so that the life of energy and joy you desire becomes reality.

Slow down, and release any fear of failure left within you right now. Just go for it.

If you believe this article can help someone you know, please pass it on.Search. Grow. Love.

Love, peace, Rev. David

Donation Scams in Haiti! Please forward this on...

With all of the love and support pouring out from around the world, there are also scam donation operations occurring right now!

Please watch this short video, protect your money, make sure it is going to the right people, and pass this message on!

We are making a difference!

Slow down, pray, give, love.

Love, Rev. David

Miracles in Haiti! Please read/watch this and pass on

Oh yes, there are so many miracles happening amongst the devastation in Haiti!

Lives lost, loves saved, the world coming together as one like never seen before!

Please, watch this, say a prayer, and pass it on. We are making a huge difference with our prayers!

Slow down, pray. Pass it on.

Love, rev. David

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Sexual Addiction: Story of Recovery

Until actor David Duchovny publicly discussed his own sexual addiction and recovery, this form of addiction laid dormant. Guilt and shame covered the reality of the depth of this condition.

Please watch this video as we discuss one woman's sexual addiction and recovery story, and know that by releasing the guilt and asking for help, a new world can begin to open for you and or a loved one.

Slow down and pass this on if you know of anyone currently challenged by any form of sexual addiction.

Love, peace, Rev. David

You are a Co-creator of Miracles. Read on..=)

For many of us, it seems that everyone else gets "lucky " in life at times, while we swim in mediocrity, unable to create the miracles we really want.

Watch this short video and see how "luck" and miracles are a part of our co-creation attitude, the combination of preparation and persistence.

Now, let's get moving towards our desired goals and pass this on to help others in on the secret to creating miracles! We all have the ability to start doing this today!

Slow down.

Love, peace, Rev. david

Your Prayers for Haiti Really Matter! Pass this on!

Every one of your prayers for the disaster in Haiti, every one of them, really matter.

Please, watch this video and pass it on to as many friends on fb, tweeter, your address book as you can. Collectively, we can make a huge difference. But only if we pray daily together!

This is a plea, that I am asking you to be a huge part of. We, our brothers and sisters in Haiti, need YOU>

Slow down, and I thank you so so much, for praying right now. may you always be blessed.

Love, peace, Rev. david

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Are You Looking Your Best Right Now?

Looking Your Best Today & Everyday

Have you ever thought about the times you've been out to eat that bring back the best memories?

I was asking a friend the other day this very question, to which she replied “When I felt and looked my best, I took out this very classy and sexy dress that I hadn't worn in years … and it was a fabulous evening.” As we continued talking I also found out that while it was a memorable night, she hadn't dressed like that for dinner in over two years.

The question that pops into my head after a conversation like that is why do we wait for a special night, like a holiday party or charity event, to wear our best clothes? When we dress in our finest attire, we not only lift our own spirits but oftentimes those around us as well.

There are so many excellent restaurants in our area, serving the finest of dishes on a daily basis. One of our local chefs wouldn't think about holding back from using his most expensive cutlery while making your next meal, or his finest piece of fish just because it’s a Tuesday eve, so why do we hold back on wearing our best jewelry or expensive suit when we venture out for our next meal?

There was an Internet letter that reached me recently that made a lasting impact.
The sister of a young woman in her 30’s who had recently died of cancer was going through her dresser to pack or give away her clothes. To her astonishment, she found gorgeous, silk lingerie that had never been worn. As she went to her sister’s closet, she found multiple pairs of high fashion shoes, barely touched. And hanger upon hanger of beautiful clothes she had never seen her wear. After leaving her house, she made a pact with herself to begin enjoying all of her favorite and rarely worn outfits everyday.

Let’s start today to live with more passion and joy. Do this by choosing your finest jewelry and clothing to wear out to your favorite restaurant, just because you can! Regardless if it’s a Monday or Saturday night, start making all your evenings out a special event. Men who dress with this attitude will find a new sense of energy as well. Remember, as you look and feel better, those out around you will pick up on your fun and playful attitude and feel better as well.

Don't wait, live a more exciting life today.

Love, Peace,
Rev. David Essel, M.S.www.davidessel.comAuthor, Radio & Television Host, Life Coach

Monday, January 11, 2010

Come in from the Cold in Life


As I was about to run recently, I decided to listen to a tape I hadn't heard in years by Joni Mitchell entitled Night Ride Home. Now, usually, I run with some upbeat, jammin' music, but for some reason, I guess subconsciously, I needed to connect to her words and melodies which I've always found to be very deep and thought provoking. One song had the line "What I've always wanted was just to come in from the cold," which resonated through me with a message that compelled me to write to you about this concept.

From many perspectives, isn't this what we all really want in life? To finally just come in from the cold? Within ourselves, to come in from a cold existence where there are so many things we don't like about who we are . . . to the warmth of self acceptance, self love . . . To leave the cold and bitter mindset of what we are not, to the loving place that embraces all of the wonder of who we are?

Can you feel the shift right now if you were to just allow yourself to come in from the cold? To let down your old walls of self doubt and limitation, and warmly wrap your arms around your true self, the God-essence that runs through us all?

And in regard to relationship to another, the story is the same whether you've been with a partner for 50 years or 50 days, many of us have felt the desire to be embraced, to come in from the cold, distant relationship we've experienced to one of safety, warmth, acceptance. Do you feel on some level a frustration with the coldness that surrounds your heart? The coldness that surrounds your partner's heart? Could you look into your partner's eyes with love and be vulnerable, to ask if they would bring you in from the cold? Could you lovingly ask your partner to reconnect with you and to come into the warmth of your open heart? Could you ask them to come in from the cold?

I ask you to just sit and think about the concept. If it feels too far fetched, wait a little while and revisit this writing. Print a copy and put it away from a few days. Share it with your partner and see if they are open to a new way of experiencing who you are. If they are not, you still can mentally "bring them in from the cold" every day and enjoy the fact that your heart is warm enough and big enough for the both of you.
If you believe this article can help someone you know, please pass it on.Search. Grow. Love.

Slow down, love, peace, Rev. David

A New Year Reminder


My assistant Pat found the following story and thought it would be a great "New Year" reminder for all of us who are trying to grow and prosper in life. It is wonderful how such strong truths, when put into story form or with beautiful analogies as this professor did, can be remembered more easily by many of us than if we were to receive the same information in a more factual way. After reading this, take a moment and write down what the meaningful "rocks" are in your life (you'll understand what I'm asking when you get to the end of this story). I wish you joy, hope, peace and love.

---A philosophy professor stood before his class and had some items in front of him. When class began, wordlessly he picked up a large empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks right to the top (rocks about 2" in diameter). He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles, of course, filled into the open areas between the rocks. The students laughed. He asked his students again if the jar was full. They agreed that yes, it was.
The professor then picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. "Now," said the professor, "I want you to recognize that this is your life. The rocks are the important things — your family, your partner, your friends, your health, your children — anything that is so important to you that if it were lost, you would be nearly destroyed.

The pebbles are the other things in life that matter, but on a smaller scale. The pebbles represent things like your job, your house, your car.

The sand is everything else — the small stuff.
If you put the sand or the pebbles into the jar first, there is no room for the rocks. The same goes for your life. If you spend all your energy and time on the small stuff, material things, you will never have room for the 20 things that are truly most important.

Pay attention to the things that are critical in your life. Play with your children. Take your partner out dancing. Spend quality time with your friends. There will always be time to go to work, clean the house, give a dinner party and fix the disposal.
Take care of the rocks first — the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just pebbles and sand.
— author unknown
If you believe this article can help someone you know, please pass it on.Search. Grow. Love.

Slow Down, Love, peace, Rev. David

Monday, January 4, 2010

Sacred Sexuality: Intimacy, Love and More

When I first heard the terms "Sacred Sexuality", I imagined some type of ancient rituals surrounding sex that someone had to learn from a master or guru. Over the years as I delved into this topic more, I have seen firsthand that everyone can reach this exalted state with their partner, if they really want to. And, with little or no training.

Now, if you have the chance to attend workshops on sensuality, tantra, sexual intimacy or more, absolutely do so! But, if you watch this short video, you can literally transform your intimate union with your partner in a very short period of time.

Slow down and find the sacredness in your intimate relationship in order to experience the divine in physical form today.

Love, peace, Rev. David

Sunday, January 3, 2010

What's God's Path for You?

During a recent interview with a prospective client, she hesitated then asked a wonderful question, "How do I know when I'm on the path God wants me to be on?"

What a great question! What a great question!

I was so excited to talk to her about the possible answers, that I became tongue tied for about 30 seconds! Lol. It was a very funny scene.

The easiest way to answer this question, is to ask yourself what you're passionate about in life that not only helps you, but allows you to be in service to others at the same time.

This very short video clip will help us to answer this very important question about life.

As you follow your passions, as you reach out to help others, as you do things that make you feel good, even if no one sees you doing them, you are on God's path.

Slow down and search for the path of love, the path of God.

Love, peace, Rev. David

Maharishi and Me: A Life Changing Interview

When I interviewed Maharishi Mahesh Yogi a number of years ago, I had no idea that it would turn into the life changing experience that it did.

Maharishi, the founder of Transcendental Meditation, was incredible light, joyful and filled with absolute love. We discussed everything from the foundation of TM, to the building of his university in Fairfield , Iowa.

But the amazing part of it all was what happened in my life after the interview had ended.

Watch this short video, and then think of someone in your life that has had a similar impact on you.

Slow down, and give thanks for the people who have changed your life forever, like Maharishi changed mine.

Love, peace, David