Having waded from the shallow waters of a material existence into the deep profundity of an ‘awakened’ lifestyle, spiritual healers and twin-flame soulmates Eden and John have now dedicated their lives to helping others discover what it is to become a New Human. Here they share some tips on letting go, calming down and listening to our hearts.
What is the concept behind your Becoming A New Human project and how exactly would you define a New Human?
Eden: The New Human concept came about in our experiences working with people at the soul level. Those who are awakening are realizing there is something more to who we are, and that humanity as a whole has the ability to completely transform itself. We are using a fraction of our abilities. We are just barely beginning to understand the true powers we hold in creating our reality and being in harmony with Earth. There is an absolute difference in the abilities of those who have shifted in the last 10 years, such as being more empathic and sensing others’ energy, visioning or “3rd eye” psychic abilities, as well as the ability to help others heal. There is also a lot of information coming through on the actual physical changes we are undergoing in order to hold a greater energy for all of these changes.
John: For me, the New Human is about taking the components that are the deepest elements in life, and bringing them to the foreground. It’s reversing the way that most people live in life. Instead of the priority being the literal level, mental level, emotional level, and then spiritual level, it’s flipping it so that the order of importance is the spiritual, emotional, mental, then the literal.
How can those interested join the initiative, or benefit from the work you are doing on this project?
It’s more of a movement than a project meaning we encourage each person to find their own highest path and listen to their soul’s calling. Once you set your intention to awaken and re-remember who you are, you will absolutely be guided and supported in your awakening in a way that’s right for you.
We’ve organized the initiative into 4 core areas on our website, and we provide concepts and specific energetic tools to be able to fulfill the intentions in each area!
Otherwise we’re always honored to work with people in session to help them find their own highest path and help awaken their own abilities in healing, seeing, and connecting to the higher realms. We also welcome people to join us for our sacred travel to sites around the world. We are currently leading a very special trip to Peru this coming June 2014 to work with the indigenous shaman and visit sacred sites.
You speak of four core elements that embody becoming the New Human. Can you break down and explain the idea behind each section for us?
The four components are Calm Down, Let the Past Go, Enlighten Yourself and Create Abundance. We feel that each of these aspects are the keys to a soulful life.
Calming Down: It is certainly important to slow down, empty ourselves, and connect to our centers. This area provides information, meditation techniques, and other ways to ground oneself and connect deeply to our core. From this point, all becomes possible.
Let the Past Go: We learned that it’s very hard to move forward in life if you are still carrying a lot of heavy energy from the past. We all go through experiences in our lives where we’re meant to learn lessons. It’s important to keep the lessons, but let go of the old stories of how we got them. This section provides tools and techniques to let the past go so that people can be freer to go in a higher direction.
Enlighten Yourself: This is all about raising our consciousness and vibration. Simply put, there are many different ways to approach our Soul’s journey and the path we take. There are many practices, beliefs, and traditions. The purpose is to respond to experiences from a place of love while also powerfully co-creating life in alignment with your highest path.
Create Abundance: We are each Creators at our core. We can, absolutely, create the life we dream on all levels. This section explores ways to be a more empowered Creator.
How can holding onto the past hinder people in their health, well-being and in their daily lives?
When we hold on to the past we’re not truly free to create in the present moment. We place the experience of our past into the potential of our future, leading us to repeat the same patterns and life lessons until we heal them. What that means is that instead of allowing a moment to be what it is, we bring a wealth of old emotions, hurt, anger, sadness, or regret that creates disharmony. This disharmony, over time, can often manifest as physical health problems which is why when someone has a repeating health issue, it’s generally best to look at it from the level of the energetic, in addition to treating the actual physical condition.
Calming down and Letting go of the Past are especially difficult in today’s fast paced lifestyle. What changes can someone make in their personal lives to help them to achieve these goals?
Succinctly, to calm down someone could be more aware of their breathing and breath more deeply into their belly. Prevention is always the best medicine — even 5 minutes each morning standing on the earth in bare feet (when possible) and taking deep breaths into your core can help tremendously. Over a few weeks, this becomes a grounding ritual for the day you can always come back to. During the day even five seconds – five long seconds – of closing your eyes, breathing, and imagining energy running up and down your divine line (center column in front of your spine) can do wonders to bring you back to your center point.
For Letting the Past Go, we suggest a daily practice of clearing your personal energy field. This can be done in numerous ways. Also upon going to bed, take one full minute to make a mental note of everything you were grateful for from that day. Building gratitude helps you stay focused on what is working, not what isn’t.
Before beginning your own personal journeys to becoming New Humans, you both had successful careers as entrepreneurs. What were the catalysts for your spiritual awakenings?
Eden: For me, the catalyst was hitting rock bottom following a variety of challenges that came all around the same time — a crumbling marriage, a massive car accident, and losing a company I was co-founder and CEO of. I also had issues from my childhood and teenage years I was still holding on to that needed healing. I was miserable and having a mid-life crisis, unsure of who I was or how to be happy. Of course everything happens for a reason, and it made me seek out energy healers for deeper work. Within 6 months I found myself in the Amazon jungle with local indigenous shamans. Those two weeks changed my life; I came home, separated from my husband the next day, moved out 4 weeks later to a new city, and completely started a new life with a new outlook.
John: For me it was a deep underlying sense of not being totally fulfilled. Material success certainly does not equal soul fulfillment. Before someone starts a true spiritual exploration, we often just do what people expect us to do. When we start asking ourselves the questions that don’t have easy answers, and we commit ourselves to finding them, then awakenings can occur.
What was it that you realized was wrong with your old ways of living and how easy was it to adapt to a new lifestyle?
Eden: My major shift first happened during my work in the Amazon jungle. I had radical awakenings and insights into who I really was, what my purpose was here, and worked through years – and lifetimes – of pain that needed to heal. I saw where I held on to pain and suffering, where I had continually allowed people to cross my boundaries and hurt me, and how I had stopped listening to my heart. It wasn’t that the old ways were wrong so much as not in alignment with what I was here for and what I was truly capable of. I came back transformed, but also got thrown in to massive changes as a result. But thankfully, things began happening effortlessly, I was supported during my entire journey in more ways I ever could have imagined. The more I trusted the shifts, the more beautiful they became.
How dramatically have your lives changed?
Eden: Completely! I used to be highly stressed working 12 to 14 hour days, striving for material things (nice home, nice car, nice clothes, nice shoes), being in a relationship with someone who always put me down and was emotionally abusive, and didn’t honor me (or the feminine) or things that were important to me. I had no voice, never spoke my truth, and my heart always hurt. I thought being with a “soul mate” and being able to live a life of travel and freedom and spirituality was for other people. I was resigned. Yet after my awakening, I met my twin flame who I’m completely in alignment with on all four levels – emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually – and is someone who deeply honors the feminine and my soul path. We live in a beautiful home near the ocean in a city I had always dreamed of living in (but never thought possible), and I get to work from home, on projects I love and being creative. I do healing sessions with clients, being in service to other’s soul path. We also travel the world as often as we can leading sacred ceremonies and connecting with sacred sites. And this year, we also welcomed in our baby daughter. My life is so radically different than before, but it’s absolutely perfect and a reflection of who I truly am. All of my dreams came true once I trusted.
John: One of the biggest changes in my life is my relationship to my work. My personal path has fueled the way that I’m meant to be of service to others. This evolution was essential. If I’m going to help others find and then step powerfully onto their highest path, then I’d better be on mine. Also, there’s just a deeper sense of satisfaction now that I’ve aligned my life purpose with my soul’s purpose.
What advice would you give to someone who has realized they are not on their Right Path and are yearning for more from life but are not quite sure what direction to take next?
We hear this a lot. As humanity is being pulled forward into stronger energies of love and unity consciousness, people everywhere are yearning to live their soul’s purpose and a path that’s truly in alignment with who they are. Many people can’t just live life on auto-pilot anymore, but they may feel stuck on what to do. The hard part is we rarely see the big picture or have any idea where our new life may take us. So our best advice is simple: listen to your heart. Find time in stillness and ask yourself what it is you truly desire. Don’t feel stuck! You ARE the creator of your life and you are more powerful than you can imagine.
The trick is, you need to become still enough to truly listen to your heart and make a choice to awaken. Once you set your intentions – truly in your heart – to follow your highest soul’s path, simply ask your Guides or Angels or the Universe (or whomever you feel is there to support you) in helping bring this to you. Trust it can and will happen and be open to the signs, teachers, lessons, and messages that get put in your path. Trust the process of opening; it will bring you everything you need.
One other way to get in touch in a deeper way is to journal. Try to see if you can “just have a conversation with your mind” and open up to something greater that wants to flow through you. It’s in that “something greater” that you’ll experience the clues to your highest path.
Find out more about the New Human movement or contact John and Eden directly via their website JohnandEden.com
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