0:00 – Intro Music
0:26 – Affirmation:
“I will persist until I succeed. I was not delivered unto this world in defeat, nor does failure course in my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd. I am a lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep. I will hear not those who weep and complain, for their disease is contagious. Let them join the sheep. The slaughterhouse of failure is not my destiny. I will persist until I succeed.”
- Og Mandio, The Greatest Salesman in the World.
1:00 – Intro to Robert Crown
- Author of “Suffering Ends When Awakening Begins”
- Has suffered a traumatizing past, in which he was faced with his own near death.
- Has had to learn how to put behind him the dysfunctional behaviours passed down to him by his family.
- His message is “it does get better”
- Helps in his community and service organizations through charity, and through working with youth and seniors.
- Served on the board of directors in his local chamber of commerce.
- Love of travel has taken him to Japan six times
- Has a wife and four children
- Owns a residential real-estate brokerage
2:40 – Pride
- Den of Pride is about confidence building, and that it’s okay to be proud of who you are
- Is pride a sin?
- Is pride a good or a bad thing?
- Depends on where your ego is with your pride. If you are boisterous or a braggart, then it could be a bad thing.
- What does pride mean to you?
- It means being proud of your accomplishments and the things you’ve achieved.
- What are you most proud of?
- Being able to turn his life around and a live a life that he wants
4:03 – Robert’s childhood story and learning to awaken.
- Comes from a dysfunctional family
- 1973, Robert was 11 years old
- Robert’s mother drugged him and his sisters by putting pills in ice cream
- She then attempted to kill Robert and his sisters by filling the house with carbon monoxide from the family car
- Robert started slipping out of consciousness, and felt he was going to die.
- A voice comes to him and tells him to go to the door and try to escape. Robert believes this was his higher self speaking to him.
- Through sheer determination to survive, he escapes, and makes it outside to safety.
- He screams for help, and his mother finds him, and she snaps out of it. Robert’s sisters are rushed to the hospital.
- Everyone was okay, but his mother spent three months in a hospital.
- Never received any counselling, and he and his sisters didn’t speak about it until he began writing his book.
- Didn’t forgive his mother for a long time afterwards. They now have a good relationship.
- Things that happen in your childhood can be attributed to things that happen to you later in life. The trauma that this event caused might explain some of the personal and behavioural struggles that he experienced throughout his life.
- Robert has realized after reading The Bhagavad Gita that humanity can awaken to their true purpose, and if they don’t, they fail. Humanity must awaken to who they truly are. The people who fight through their hardships and learn from them and can keep going, they can awaken to their true purpose. We need to keep going, and deal with our hardships ourselves.
- Suffering isn’t here to make us go through things, it’s to get us to awaken to who we truly are and awaken to our true selves and our divinity.
20:29 – Listening to the Universe’s message
- suffering in life that we go through is an opportunity
- Everything comes from one origin. Some call it God, some call it ‘source’
- Source is omniscience all knowing. Full of profound, deep love.
- Source is omnipotent.
- Parts of the source are broken off, and these broken off pieces are our human minds and consciousness. We are pieces of the source, and our human body is a container.
- When you are moved from the ultimate source, veils of illusion get placed over us. False beliefs are placed over humanity. It’s important to remove these veils of delusion so we can awaken to who we truly are. Once we awaken to who we truly are, we discover this omniscience, and divinity within us.
- The point of the awakening is to get in touch with who we really are.
- The way you think can have a huge impact on things. Instead of thinking about what can go wrong, consider what can go right.
- “The moment that you begin to think properly, a power within you will emerge. This I know for sure.” – Michael Beckwith
33:20 – Changing your thinking
- Masaru Emoto, Messages from Water: Studied and researched our thoughts and how they effected water crystals. Under messages that had words such as ‘ugly’ or ‘hate’, ugly water crystals would appear. Under messages that had words such as ‘beautiful’ or ‘love’, beautiful water crystals would appear.
- Your thoughts can manifest your reality.
- 5 step processes: 1. Make a firm decision on what you want to do, don’t let anything stop you no matter what 2. Create a clear image in your mind of what you want 3. Create an affirmation in your mind of what you are trying to achieve, allow yourself to feel how you want to be 4. Think from the end, believe that you already have what you want 5. Stop negative chatter, you’re so used to thinking a specific way, that’s your default. So, you must raise your vibration and your frequency.
- Live a life with intention.
- The way we think are all paradigms from when we were little kids. We make connections that might not be there because your brain is wired a certain way from when you’re a kid.
- Creating a new reality can make one feel very exposed and vulnerable, but you must remember that your brain is working against you. You feel comfortable in a way that’s familiar, so your brain will try to make you stay in one place. But you develop the most when you are feeling uncomfortable.
- Embrace your new reality and move forward.
46:06 – Parting Thoughts
- No matter what challenges you face in your life, even if you feel like you can’t handle it, you will never receive more than you can handle.
- You are a strong, powerful being
- You are a multi dimensional being living in a third dimensional world, and you are more powerful than you will ever know.
- “Throughout human history, there has been many battles. But there has been only one war. That is the war of the oppressing consciousness trying to suppress the consciousness that wants to be free.” – Max Buyers
- Don’t just think something, believe it.
48:47 – Where you can find Robert
Instagram: Robert Crown
49:20 – Outro
Den of Pride Links:
Books / Movies Mentioned:
Suffering Ends when Awakening Begins, Robert Crown
The Bhagavad Gita:
Messages from Water and The Universe, Masaru Emoto:
The Secret, Rhonda Byrne