Navitas: Latin for energy; get up and go

Scary Mail

I received a letter in the mail before Thanksgiving and I’ve been resisting opening it.
Who sent it? What am I afraid of?
Watch now to find out.

 

Love LetterExplore sending a love letter, a pick-me up, a pep-talk, note to yourself. Ideally, wait long enough to open it that you won’t recall what you wrote, then allow yourself to be surprised, touched, proud, grateful…

This weekend I attended the Graduation and Homecoming event for the New Warrior Training Adventure weekend I completed two weeks ago. It is a powerful, transformative event put on by The ManKind Project. I made before and after videos and dedicated an episode of the Real Men Feel podcast to it as well. You can dig in to all of that goodness right here. That episode has quickly become the most popular show we’ve done yet and I’ve heard feedback from men, and a couple of women, from all over the world.

I really can’t recommend the New Warrior Training Adventure enough. At homecoming I got to witness what partners and spouses have seen in their men since they’ve returned and got to learn more about all the amazing thinks MKP is up to. There is even a women’s version of the weekend called Women Within.

I attended the NWTA weekend to gain some clarity over my own work with men and whether Real Men Feel was really something worth continuing with. The work I experienced and witnessed, along with the overwhelming feedback I’ve received via email, online and in-person regarding the podcast has left me with no doubt about my mission.

I also learned my animal name, Fun-Loving Chipmunk, which I am enjoying more every day.

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My man card, or rather my New Warrior certificate.

Man Certification

I cannot encourage men to explore the ManKind Project strongly enough, and women please check out Women Within. It isn’t just a female version, it is a weekend created by and for women. There is also program for boys and one for men behind bars.

I’ll be volunteering at the next New Warrior Training Adventure being held in Massachusetts in March 2017. I hope to see you there.

It’s been over a month since I’ve done a video. I don’t like going that long, but sometimes going with the flow of life means dealing with things you don’t like. Such as the way this video keeps freezing towards the end of it, perhaps my trusty old Mac isn’t as trusty as she once was.

Regardless, the point of the message remains. Be willing to have an uncomfortable conversation. Most people don’t like to talk about death, most don’t like to talk about money either, but talking about both can be one of the most important conversations you ever have with your family.

Be good to yourself,
Andy

Here’s a brief taste of Arches National Park, Utah

Delicate Arch

Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah

 

 

Double Arch

Double Arch, Utah

Today has been a long day, ending a challenging time for my family. As someone who often speaks of authenticity and founded Real Men Feel, this is one of those videos I knew I had to make.

For Marilyn

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If you’ve been following me closely you may recall that in July I had animal communicator, Diana van Trijffel-Pak do a reading for my dog, Sadie. If you don’t recall and want to get up to speed, read this.

During that session this happened – “Suddenly she (Sadie) asks if you could also do that Akashic thing for her. I tell her that I don’t know, if they are done for animals. I suppose it could be done. I tell her to pass on the request.”

Today, I finally got around to doing that Akashic thing.  When I do readings for clients it is over the phone or Skype. When I do readings for myself, it is usually silent and I write everything I’m asking and receiving. For Sadie I decided to do it on video and speak everything out loud.

Here’s what happened…

Sadie

FU: I Love You

The first time I ever did a “fuck you, I love you” post it was how I signed off on a video after a friend seemed to die by suicide. It was unplanned wording that perfectly reflected how I was feeling. I used it again in a video after Robin William’s suicide (wow, two years ago for both). In each case, I was saying that I loved them, the person, but I was pissed at how they went out. The “fuck you” was to suicide.

I find myself thinking those same seemingly opposed thoughts, fuck you and I love you, in regards to my father. I wrote a post earlier today for RealMenFeel.org called Strong Enough to Be Sad (read it now if you want to be fully up to speed before proceeding. It’s short and I’ll wait.).

I often tell my coaching clients that they can love someone and still be angry, annoyed, bitter, resentful or frustrated with them. Unconditional love doesn’t mean you don’t also have other emotions, it means beneath all the other emotions, even the so-called ‘negative’ ones, there is love. Unconditional love for yourself means loving you even when you can’t stand you.

Today I brought my dad to see his oncologist for an appointment that we both knew meant cancer was back. He’s already had surgery to remove cancer from his colon and kidneys. While sitting in the waiting room today, he noticed writing on my wrist. He said, “I know I’ve asked before, but what does that say?”

On my left wrist is my first tattoo, which I got six years ago this month. Getting it was a pretty big deal. The incidents that inspired it had me interviewed on CNN and ABC’s Nightline. My dad knew all of this because he lived through it all too.

He was now asking me again what it says on my wrist. No big deal I thought. “It says GRATEFUL,” I told him. His response was a new one. He said, “Jesus Christ, what a faker!’ and stared at me with a slight smirk like he was waiting for me to laugh or react, I’m not really sure.Grateful

I wanted to reply with a hearty, “I hope you die alone on the streets,” and walk out. Instead I turned away, took a slow deep breath, reminded myself that in his dementia-ravaged and scared mind, that was the best he could do for a nervous joke to pass the time. I muttered, “Fuck you, I love you.”

During the appointment we discovered he has multiple growing cancers in his lungs, liver and stomach. Fuck you, I love you.

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Would you like to learn some of the energetic tools and techniques I use with my 1:1 clients and in my own life? Of course you do!

Energy work is much better experienced than explained and this evening will be all about experiences. You will experience your own energy.

You will learn tools that you can use on a daily basis to better your life:

  • Get Present in any moment
  • Feel more Grounded
  • Tap into the Joy of Life
  • Reclaim your own Power
  • Create better boundaries so you no longer feel like some people suck the life out of you
  • There will also be laser coaching for a brave volunteer or two
  • Discussion about other modalities such as EFT and Ho’oponopono and plenty of Q&A.

It is happening this Friday, August 19 at Energy Inspired Fitness in Danvers, MA. This popular workshop will also feature my wife, Lori Grant.

Energy Tools to Rock Your Life
Friday, August 19, 6:30 – 9:30pm
$47




If you have any questions or want to recommend somewhere to offer this workshop, contact me at Andy@NavitasCoach.com

“You are responsible for the energy that you create for yourself, and you’re responsible for the energy that you bring to others…. All life is energy and we are transmitting it at every moment. We are all beaming little signals like radio frequencies, and the world is responding in kind.” ~ Oprah

 

Join us this Friday!

Energy Tools to Rock Your Life
Friday, August 19, 6:30 – 9:30pm
$47




If you have any questions or want to recommend somewhere to offer this workshop, contact me at Andy@NavitasCoach.com

Energy Inspired Fitness is located at
Putnam Barn
Wadsworth Village
130 Centre Street
Danvers, MA 01923

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Isn’t it time to act on your dreams of being a published author?

Very excited to offer, Introduction to eBook Publishing, for the first time at Energy Inspired Fitness in Danvers, MA. This is my most popular workshop and has created dozens of best-selling authors.

Introduction to eBook Publishing
Friday, August 12, 6:30 – 9:30pm
$40





This course is for anyone who has thought about writing a book.
We’ll explore:

  • Why you should want to write an eBook
  • Differences between eBooks and traditional books
  • How to get world’s biggest store working for you
  • Formats, Tools, Templates
  • And much more

I’ve written and published five Amazon best-sellers and I will share the tips, tricks, and techniques I learned the hard way,
plus give you lots of options for next steps to make your author dreams a reality.

“I have been to literally hundreds of different workshops and many times have walked away thinking they were a waste of money. Not this one. It was worth more than I paid!!” ~Sandy Lenz

“I’ve always wanted to write books, but I never got around to it because I didn’t understand the process of what to do with a book after it’s written. Then I took Andy Grant’s Ebook course, and I published my first ebook less than 2 weeks later!  I even made the Amazon best sellers list! Andy cuts through all the nonsense and lays out the steps in a clear, easy to understand way. I’m now halfway though writing my second book. Thanks Andy!” ~Brad Hudson

“Andy provided a direct, clear and concise path on how to most effectively create ebooks. He shared his experiences. He included whys and suggestions using many scenarios. Additionally – he’s very funny and his energy and style of training created enthusiasm for the whole group.” ~Linda Saraco

Energy Inspired Fitness is located at
Putnam Barn
Wadsworth Village
130 Centre Street
Danvers, MA 01923

 

Paul SeligFor a couple of years numerous people had been telling me to check out Paul Selig. I read he was an author and channeler and just didn’t really care about that stuff. Finally late last year I bought his first book, I Am the Word, had it for a few weeks before I started reading it and was immediately blown away. Reading the book was truly an energetic experience. I’ve since recommended that book to many people and they’ve all reported very powerful experiences too. Then I noticed that for years Paul had been coming to Circles of Wisdom, a place that I often teach at myself. I cursed myself for all the missed opportunities to see him. Well he’s back in town this weekend and I’m there.

Today was day 1 of a weekend long event and I’m intentionally sharing now because I’ll need to cut out a bit early to catch the Paul McCartney concert at Fenway Park on Sunday Night. I’m calling this my Weekend of Pauls. Anyway…. the live experience of Mr. Selig is Out-Fuckin-Standing! If you have enjoyed any book, live stream, YouTube video, or anything from Paul Selig, I urge you to make it a point to experience his work live.

If you haven’t experienced Paul, check him out on YouTube. I know a few people who channel, but I’ve never come across anyone that does it quite like Paul. He speaks each thing he hears as he receives it in a bit of a low murmur, then says it louder for everyone to hear, so it is a sort of echoing experience. It can take some getting used to, but after a few minutes live it just seems normal.

One thing that has me resonate so much with what Paul’s Guides teach is how in sync they are with my own work in the Akashic Records. Readings I do for myself and others often match something that I hear from Paul. In-person, that resonance and recognition is even stronger. The energy, the love, the… level of Truth is honestly something I can sense. It is a certainty of knowing that I can’t properly explain. But it is good, very good. By the lunch break my cheeks hurt from smiling so much all morning and I was so energized I wanted to go hit the gym instead of eat lunch.

Much of the time is lectured material that Paul channels live from The Guides, as well as powerful energetic attunements, practices and exercises with partners. Plus, heavy doses of questions and answers which can often be as helpful, or more so, than the original lectured material. I even got to address The Guides about my dad who suffers from dementia. Paul stepped into my energy and then my dad’s, giving me the perspective from both of us on the situation. A very unique experience.

WordAt the end of the day, when Paul signed my copy of I Am The Word he handed it back with a bit of a smile. In every picture of Paul I’ve seen, he doesn’t smile. I said, “Hey, you do smile!” and his smile broadened. He said people on Facebook criticize him for not smiling. I noticed that he said it with a smile, so relax Facebook, Paul can smile.

Update: I was only able to be around for the 1st half of day two, which was all channeled lectured – some of it brand new content – and the beginning of individual questions being asked. The easiest way I can sum up today for me is resonance and validation. I’ll certainly be seeing Paul Selig again, but for now I’m on to Paul McCartney.

I am here. I am here. I am here.

 

When we lost our dog Homer suddenly 3 1/2 years ago, I ended up talking with an animal communicator for the first time and it was a very cool and healing experience. I talk about that much more in my book, Homer the Hound Dog’s Guide to Happiness: 6 Life Lessons I Learned From My Dog.

Six months after Homer passed I saw a video online from the Sterling Animal Shelter, where we had gotten Homer and my wife volunteered at, featuring a 3 legged dog named Sadie. I saw Sadie bouncing around, playing; the very embodiment of resilience and joy. I immediately text my wife and said I’ve found our next dog.

SadieWe’ve had Sadie for 3 years now and in recent months she’s started a new thing of staying outside very late. I’m talking until 1am even 2am and beyond on some occasions. We live in a rural, wooded area with turkey, deer, coyote and even more critters. Sadie will go outside on her own (we have an invisible dog fence) around 8 or 9pm and sometimes stay out. I’ll see her at 11pm and midnight sitting in the backyard survey everything. We’ll call her to come inside and she looks right at us and runs away. Often on these nights we’ll hear coyotes and Sadie stays outside, as if on patrol.

When I tuned into her energetically, I’d get that she’s protecting us. She thinks she’s standing guard for us to keep the coyotes away or when they come into the yard she (thankfully!) runs to the front door, sometimes slamming into it, to sound the alarm, or say “let me in!” I’d been wanting to somehow tell her we don’t need or want her to stay out all night.

Coincidentally, I recently met Diana van Trijffel-Pak an animal communicator, and it dawned on me to ask her about Sadie. Let me back up a bit, in my first encounter with Diana I didn’t know she was an animal communicator. She came to me for an Akashic Records Reading. When I opened her records it was like I’d stepped on to Noah’s Ark – that is how I discovered she was an animal communicator!

So, I decided to ask Diana to give Sadie a reading and inquire about these long nights outside. Turns out my intuition was right. Sadie is out there protecting us, consciously choosing to do so. The new information – which moved me to tears – is that Sadie does hear my requests for her to stop, but she refuses to. We rescued her and she feels obligated to rescue us now. Cue the dog-loving water works 🙂  I love my crazy three-legged protection.

Here is the full message we got from Sadie thru Diana.

When I tune into her I get a feeling of unsafe. Need for protection.
When actually contacting her: Tension in her body. Her home. Nobody touches me or my family. Have to be strong! Even stronger than my four legged family members.
 
She is funny. Like this child who is like: I can do this. Watch me. Kid in superman cloak. HaHaaaa…., here I come! Superwoman in this case. Protecting land and home.
Those pesky doglike things out there. Coyotes you call them? They are like chickens. Hahaaaa!
The only thing is they sometimes come in pairs of groups. That’s tricky. But usually I just do my superwoman act and they are off. Hahaaa!
I tell her you don’t want her to do that.
But, but. I have to protect right? Like they saved and rescued me. Protected me. Want to do something in return. She is not very willing to let this go.
 
Suddenly she asks if you could also do that Akashic thing for her. I tell her that I don’t know, if they are done for animals. I suppose it could be done. I tell her to pass on the request.
 
She really, really, really loves living with you. Feeling so loved and accepted.
I do feel a little discomfort in her lower back. Maybe a compensation thing going on. Could have her checked out by an osteopath or any other animal therapist every now and then. Massages/Reiki/Cranial, things like that. Acupuncture maybe even.
She doesn’t miss her leg at all, but it could be having an effect on her physique. She is still young so if you start with that now she will benefit from it as she gets older.
 
She is amazing.

Yes, she is amazing! And I can open Akashic Records of animals – someone even asked me about this today! I’ve been hesitant to do so because unlike with a human there isn’t a way to get any validation (at least that is my assumption). I’ll make an attempt soon and share what happens.

Oh, if you follow me on my Facebook Page or Instagram you’ll see I pull a card each morning to share with the world. Seems Sadie likes that too.

Here is more from Diana/Sadie.

Sadie actually wanted a card for herself and she picked one for you. For herself from the Wild Earth Animal Essences and for you from the Nature’s Whispers set.
Butterfly Card This is the card that Sadie picked for herself:
Butterfly: I surrender to the transformative and life changing force of the universe that flows through me.
 
As a catalyst for transformation, supports one in times of emotional and spiritual transition. For letting go, moving forward and trusting in the wind’s ability to carry one. Encourages feelings of lightness, grace and a gentle fluidity in giving and receiving. Nurtures a harmonious balance of vulnerability and strength within the self.
 
 
And this is the card from the deck she picked for you:
Hope and Happiness Card 48: Hope & Happiness
You have reached a time filled with healing energy, new progress and satisfaction. You are at a point for festivity. The energy in this phase is supportive and promotes a feel of “winning”. Let worries and challenges from the past fade away as you focus on the joy that is surrounding you. Feel encouraged and excited about the potential of all of the wonderful promises that are being kept. Celebrate and enjoy your life.

See Sadie in action!

If you’ve got a furry friend you need to talk to, check out Diana at heart-messages.com/. Tell her Sadie sent you.

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