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4-7-8 Relaxing Breath Exercise

The 4-7-8 Relaxing Breath Exercise by Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D.

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Conscious breathing takes various forms. Dr. Weil believes each variety can be a useful tool for achieving a desired mental or physical state. As the Zen Buddhist monk Thích Nhất Hạnh puts it, “Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor“.

The 4-7-8 Breath (also known as the Relaxing Breath) is the perfect, portable stress antidote, as it puts the practitioner in a relaxed state almost immediately. As Dr. Weil demonstrates, It takes almost no time, requires no equipment and can be done anywhere.

The 4-7-8 Breathing Exercise is utterly simple, takes almost no time, requires no equipment and can be done anywhere. Although you can do the exercise in any position, sit with your back straight while learning the exercise.

Place the tip of your tongue against the ridge of tissue just behind your upper front teeth, and keep it there through the entire exercise. You will be exhaling through your mouth around your tongue; try pursing your lips slightly if this seems awkward.

4-7-8-breath video image1) Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound.
2) Close your mouth and inhale quietly through your nose to a mental count of four.
3) Hold your breath for a count of seven.
4) Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound to a count of eight.
5) This is one breath. Now inhale again and repeat the cycle three more times for a total of four breaths.

Note that you always inhale quietly through your nose and exhale audibly through your mouth. The tip of your tongue stays in position the whole time. Exhalation takes twice as long as inhalation. The absolute time you spend on each phase is not important; the ratio of 4:7:8 is important.

If you have trouble holding your breath, speed the exercise up but keep to the ratio of 4:7:8 for the three phases. With practice you can slow it all down and get used to inhaling and exhaling more and more deeply.

Learn more about breathing exercises that Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D. recommends.

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The Synchonicity Luck Program

7 real mind power secrets ebook-coverThe Synchonicity Luck Program is taken from The 7 Real Mind Power Secrets, a brand new free ebook that reveals life-changing secrets from a million dollar mind power research program.


Synchronicity means a ‘meaningful’ coincidence of outer and inner events that are not themselves causally connected …or a series of seemingly unrelated events which are connected via a hidden agenda.

Synchronicities are events that you attract into your life for various reasons – learning lessons – finances – love -spiritual growth – personal empowerment – health.

As souls we are capable of creating our own reality or drawing synchronicity into our lives as we need to learn and grow. You create the reality on a level other than third dimension. You may not be consciously aware that you are creating it. Shortly afterwards the event manifests into your life.

According to Carl Jung – synchronicity is the term for an acausal connection between events that renders them meaningful to an observer, e.g., precognition, coincidences of dreams with independently occurring events, the frequent co-occurrence of particular numerals within a short time period of time.

You can consider an event synchronistic when an inner experience such as a dream, vision, or other form of déjà vu prepares you for the physical event.

Examples of synchronicity

7realmindpowersecrets-img1You have been feeling ill with no apparent cure. You are out for the day and meet someone who knows a doctor or healer with the answers.

You feel depressed and can‘t find focus in your life and the next person you talk to says something that brings you the guidance you need.

Everyone‘s favorite …You drive to a place where parking is next to impossible and someone pulls out of a parking spot or it is just waiting for you.

At some time or another it‘s happened to all of us. There‘s that certain number that pops up wherever you go. Hotel rooms, airline terminals, street addresses …its haunting presence cannot be escaped.

Or, you‘re in your car, absently humming a song. You turn on the radio. A sudden chill prickles your spine. That same song is now pouring from the speaker.

Coincidence, you tell yourself. Or is it?

Luck and synchronicity

These two human attributes appear to be tied closely together.


If you are able to recognize a series of meaningful coincidences in your life …and ACT on them …it almost always results in a sudden spectacular burst of what one considers to be brilliant good luck!

The problem is that most individuals do not recognize these synchronistic events, because they are not always related.

By running an audio at night as you go to sleep you can easily train your mind to recognize what is happening and then by following these subconscious messages you can take advantage of them.

The results are sometimes simply beyond belief!

The Synchronicity Luck program

1. Record the following message 15-20 times leaving a 20-30 second gap between each repeat. If you‘re doing this on your computer you can also add a small amount of echo/reverberation:

7realmindpowersecrets-img3You will recognize synchronistic events and identify what they are leading to. You will have dreams that help to achieve this. You will act decisively on the messages given to you and expect increasingly lucky things to happen. You will become aware of small lucky events happening and realize that your life is changing for the better. Your health and mental outlook will improve daily and you will develop the feeling that good things are about to happen. You will wake up every morning feeling excited and invigorated with the certain knowledge that good luck is coming your way. When you develop an urge to follow a certain course of action you will do so without question. Every time you take a drink of liquid this program will reinforce itself.

2. Play the message just before you drop off to sleep nightly for 7 – 10 days then give it a rest for several days.

7realmindpowersecrets-img43. You should have noticed an improvement in yourself over this period and probably will have started to become aware of synchronistic events.

After a few days rest run the program again for 7 – 10 days.

Repeat this process and be prepared to reap your rightful rewards.

The script in this Synchronicity Luck Program has already been created into a special mp3 so you don’t need to do a recording …and is just one of 32 audios available in the full research.

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    Grow Bolder And Get Your Free Africa Tour

    At age 72, Stephen Jepson is living proof of his philosophy of lifetime fitness called “Never Leave the Playground”.

    He rides a unicycle, juggles while balancing on a bongo board, throws knives and plays jacks with both hands, walks a tightrope, swam across Iowa’s Spirit Lake at age 66, and has won over 80 gold medals in swimming since age 65, and more, much more.

    He knows the secret is to “just keep moving” through constant play, not exercise. He’s developed toys for all ages and degrees of physical fitness to use throughout our daily lives so we never have to leave the playground no matter where we are or what we’re doing.

    You too can grow bolder and add more play in your own life! Enter a wonderful new playground for expanding your horizon, exploring, photographing and moving around new natural environments, with a Capture Africa Tour with my good friend Dick Berry.

    Learn how to get your Capture Africa Tour for free, below this inspiring video…

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    Get a Capture Africa Tour for free? Yes, it CAN BE FREE!

    My personal friend, Dick Berry, has sent me a special promotion for all Forward Steps subscribers and blog visitors, and I have absolutely no hesitation in passing forward this wonderful, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, to you…

    Dick and the other Capture Africa Tour organizers want to encourage you to spread the word about them and they will PAY YOU BACK for your effort.

    So… for the months of June, July, and August if you book a trip for yourself and at least 5 of your friends, family members, or acquaintances, you will get your spot for FREE – that’s 100% off the tour price.

    You can choose from any of their tours taking place in 2014 or 2015. Dick Berry will only be offering this AWESOME deal during the months of June, July, and August.


    Just get in touch with Dick, mention this blog post and send him the names of the 5 (or more) friends, who have booked their tour(s) thanks to you.

    Dick has been a photographer for more than 25 years. With a lifelong passion for wildlife and conservation, he is now using his photography knowledge and experience gained in the advertising world to help others.

    His goal is to help you improve your photography skills and bring awareness and support to the conservation efforts of many exceptional organizations. With his assistance, you will return home with some of the best images that you are capable of capturing.

    Applying his experience, passion, and attention to detail, Dick will teach you how to use your equipment, make the best use of light, and help compose your images in the field.

    This image is not one of Dick’s, however I thought it was a perfect match for the video at top and for the Capture Africa Tour gift. Feel free to share this blog post and the image below too.

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     Capture Africa Tours is also proud to announce that they have partnered with S.A.F.E. (Safeguarding a Future for Africa’s Elephants) and will work tirelessly to help elephants reach sustainable populations for the tourism industry.


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    Connecting With Our Soul [Interview]

    image 1 - jodi chapman soulful life sanctuaryJodi Chapman is a bestselling author, an award-winning blogger, and an inspirational community builder. She wears her heart on her sleeve and tends to attract others into her life who do the same. It’s her heart’s desire to help others reconnect with their soul and plug back into their life.

    Recently Jodi & I completed this interview together, to celebrate the launch of Jodi’s new Soulful Life Sanctuary and I thought that you might like to be in on the conversation. Enjoy!

    Q: For those who are meeting you for the first time, please tell us more about yourself.

    A: If you’re just meeting me for the first time, I would love to start by saying hello. I’m grateful that our paths have crossed, and I look forward to being on this journey together!

    I live with my heart on my sleeve. I’m sensitive, loving, sappy, authentic, and soulful. I’m an inspirational writer. I found my voice just a few years ago when I connected with my soul, and we’ve been non-stop ever since – writing books, blogs, columns, and ecourses! It fills me up to connect with others authentically and lovingly, which is why I love creating communities and sites that allow for this deep interaction.

    I live in southern Oregon with my super loving, always supportive, best friend/husband/soulmate, Dan Teck. We share our lives with three sweet cats: Biddle, Buncom, and Elsie.

    I am a recovering perfectionist who is learning that loving myself and knowing that I am enough exactly as I am is far more important than finishing the to-do list or crossing every “t” or dotting every “i” or doing everything so far above and beyond. This has been something that I continue to remind myself of each day, and it feels pretty good to put work away and slow down and allow myself to simply be. It’s different but definitely something that I’m getting used to. :)

    Q: You’ve just created the Soulful Life Sanctuary, and I would love for you to share more about it with us!

    A: I would love to! It’s been a dream of mine for quite awhile now, and I’m so excited that it’s here! The Soulful Life Sanctuary is a sacred community where we lift each other up and support each other in listening to our soul’s whispers. It’s a gathering of like-minded friends and a collection of soulful tools and resources to help you along your journey. You’ll be supported every step of the way by me, plus a dozen Soul Guides and a loving community of like-minded friends. It’s a place where we can slow down, share authentically, reconnect with our soul, and open our hearts to others who are on a similar journey.

    image 2 - jodi chapman soulful life sanctuaryQ: What inspired you to create the Soulful Life Sanctuary?

    A: I created the sanctuary for a few reasons: to give each of us a sacred community where our hearts could share openly and expand with others who are on a similar journey, to create a loving space where we could slow down from all of the DOing and simply BE, and to bring together soulful tools to help each of us along our journey.

    I have found in my own life that it’s sometimes easier to disconnect from our true voice – our soul, our purpose, the deeper meaning of life – than it is to stay connected. Life gets so busy, we’re all driven by our to-do lists, and DOing sometimes seems to be given more priority than BEing.

    This is something that I’ve struggled with throughout my life, actually. I’ve accomplished some really great things through doing and pushing and achieving. And I’m so grateful for that. But I found that all of these achievements didn’t mean anything to me if I lost my connection to my soul and to the universe and to what’s truly important in my life. If I wasn’t present, grounded, or connected, I wasn’t able to enjoy these accomplishments. They felt hollow to me, and I couldn’t feel grateful for them.

    On the other hand, I found that when I was connected with my soul, to others, and to the universe, I could appreciate everything that happened in my life much more easily.

    It’s my intention that the Soulful Life Sanctuary will be a space for all of us to go when we’re ready to reconnect with our soul, connect with each other from an authentic space, and breathe a collective exhale.

    Q: Can you tell us more about what’s included in the Soulful Life Sanctuary?

    A: I would be happy to! The Soulful Life Sanctuary includes a supportive community, a virtual classroom/retreat center, and a set of tools/resources to help you live your most radiant, authentic, soulful life!

    Here’s a taste of what’s included:

    • Unlimited Sanctuary Access for 12 Months + Discounted Price for Life! – You’ll be able to pick and choose from a huge “buffet” of soulful offerings—from ecourses and live classes to blogs and forums…and so much more! Plus, you’ll be grandfathered in at the super-low earlybird price for as long as you stay a member, regardless of future price increases!
    • Sacred Spaces and Soul Guides – Over a dozen virtual “rooms” focused on soulful topics such as Spirituality, Wellness, Abundance, Soulful Parenting, Self Love and Relationships, and much more—led by the Soul Guides.
    • Ecourses – You’ll have instant access to ALL of my ecourses—including the popular “Coming Back to Life” course and many others (eight available immediately, with at least three more being added within the year)—on topics including soulful journaling, relationships, soulful business tips, gratitude, manifestation, daily spiritual practice, and much more!
    • Live and Archived Classes – You’ll get free access to online classes on a wide variety of topics—ranging from intuitive readings to life coaching and nutrition. You can attend live or through an archive, which you can access at any time during your membership. You can even apply to teach your own class!
    • Private Facebook Community – As a member, you’ll have access to the sanctuary’s private Facebook community, which is a safe space for you to connect with the other members and also myself and the Soul Guides.
    • Your Own Personalized Page – You’ll be able to create a personal page where you can upload photos, share about yourself, see your latest activities, and read and respond to comments that other members have left for you.
    • Soulful Blogs – As a sanctuary member, you can share your soulful wisdom through your blog, and you can also be inspired by reading others’ blogs! It’s a great way for us to connect and learn from each other.
    • Sanctuary Shop – You’ll have access to a wide variety of soulful gifts and services—all from sanctuary members. You can also apply to have your products/services listed in the shop, where you’ll be able to reach thousands with your own soulful offerings!
    • Optional Monthly Skype Sessions and Facebook Parties – As a sanctuary Member, you’ll also have the option to be part of the Soul Shakers’ community, which includes monthly Skype sessions (in groups of 9 or fewer), as well as a private forum where we can connect more deeply and support each other in reaching our dreams authentically and soulfully!

    More than anything else, though, the Soulful Life Sanctuary is a sacred space where you can slow down, listen to your soul’s whispers, and connect with that deepest part of yourself and others! It’s a place where you can reconnect with that beautiful light that shines within you and share it with the world. It’s a place where you can come home to your true self.

    image 3 - jodi chapman soulful life sanctuaryQ: Who is the sanctuary for?

    A: The Soulful Life Sanctuary is for those who are:

    • feeling called to slow down and reconnect with their soul, their purpose, and their place in the world.
    • tired of feeling like they’re walking through life alone and are wanting to connect with others who are on a similar journey.
    • excited to immerse themselves in a loving community that offers soulful tools to help them become more grounded and connected to both the physical and spiritual world.
    • ready to show up authentically and openly, ready to get real (with themselves and also with others), and ready to be in a supportive, safe space where they can take off the mask and share their true self.
    • open to spiritual growth and want to feel free to explore through ecourses and live classes.
    • ready to step into their soul’s purpose (or at least explore what that purpose might be).
    • ready to give themselves permission to Do less and Be more.
    • ready to love and be loved, to give and to receive, and to stay open to the magic.

    Q: I see that you have invited 12 Soul Guides to join you in the sanctuary. Can you please share more about them and what their role in the sanctuary will be?

    A: Sure! I used to be someone who tried to do everything on my own. And not only was it a lonely way to walk through life, it also was exhausting. When I opened up and began to live a soulful life, I realized that inviting others to be on the journey with me felt so much better. I saw that we are much more powerful together than we are alone. And my heart was happy to have others to share my experiences with.

    This is why I invited these beautiful souls to join me when I created this sacred community. I chose people who were already living their soul’s purpose and were already serving others in loving ways. Each of the guides is an expert in their area, and I’m so happy that they will be sharing their wisdom with all of us. They each have a sacred space inside the Sanctuary where they will be supporting the members.

    Here list a list of the Soul Guides and their Sacred Spaces (in alphabetical order):

    Christine Callahan-Oke – Soulful Guidance
    Leanne Chapman – Creativity
    Robin Chellis – Soulful Love & Relationships
    Cassandra Herbert – Soulful Wellness
    Sue Kearney – Soulful Astrology
    Caroline Kirk – Soulful Spirituality
    Becky McCleery – Soulful Parenting
    Astra Spider – Soulful Abundance
    Dan Teck – Joy and Gratitude
    Lori Thiessen – Earth Angels
    Shann Vander Leek – Soulful Self-Care
    Nukhet Hendricks – Intuition

    Q: What does soulful living mean to you?

    A: For me, it means being connected to our soul – to that magical, never-ending part of ourselves who is so wise and loving. It’s so easy to walk through life feeling disconnected, and so this would be the first part of living soulfully – plugging back in.

    It also means that we’re open to giving and receiving love, and we’re open to allowing ourselves to embrace our life. We open to the possibility that the world is for us rather than against us, and we see our life through a lens of expansion and possibility. We open ourselves up to miracles.

    It also means living authentically – bravely sharing our true selves with the world – letting our uniqueness shine through. It means that we come back to the present moment – over and over again. We know that it’s natural to leave it (we’re human after all), but we also know that we have the power to come back to it – to get into the habit of grounding ourselves and breathing this exact moment into our hearts.

    Living soulfully means living a balanced life. It means taking time for ourselves as well as supporting others.

    It means saying yes to our soul’s whispers – acting on them and honoring them, even if we are afraid (especially if we are afraid).

    I believe that a soulful life is a life filled with so much love.

    Q: How has your life changed since you started paying attention to the whispers of your soul?

    A: Wow – it’s changed in so many ways! I used to be so disconnected from my soul that I didn’t even remember I had a soul, much less listen to what it whispered to me. It’s only been a few years since I opened up to this part of myself, and everything has changed.

    I used to be very mistrusting of others, and living soulfully has helped me to move through life trusting others and being open – assuming the best rather than fearing the worst. The lens that I see the world through has changed – it’s now loving and filled with possibility rather than fearful and cynical. My world is now expansive rather than constricted. And I’ve found that what I focus on becomes my reality – we’re truly that powerful. So if I focus on love and gratitude, I automatically am going to attract more love and gratitude into my life.

    I am awake now rather than walking through life feeling numb. Because of this, I feel everything – the good and also the bad. But I feel alive, and I wouldn’t trade that for anything.

    I get to spend my days sharing from my soul through my writing and in my communities, which is so magical.

    My soul has led me to such a beautiful life, and I will continue to put all of my trust and faith into this wise part of myself. I know that it knows more than I ever will, and I’m so grateful that we all have this special gift to tap into.

    image 4 - jodi chapman soulful life sanctuaryQ: What are the benefits for people who join the sanctuary?

    A: Oh my gosh, there are so many!

    First, I would say that the biggest benefit for anyone who joins is to know that they are a part of a loving community of like-minded souls where they can show up authentically and soulfully and be completely supported and accepted.

    Second, joining means that you are letting your soul know that your connection to this wise part of yourself matters to you, and you are committing to making space to honor and expand on this connection. The more you make connecting with your soul a regular part of your life, the easier it will become and the more benefits, love, and wisdom you will receive from it.

    Third, you’ll have access to so many tools to support you in reconnecting with your soul, slowing down, and embracing your life. You’ll receive access to all of my ecourses immediately when the sanctuary opens, plus there will be classes offered frequently, which are free to the members!

    Q: Can you share one way that you would suggest we can begin connecting with our soul?

    A: Definitely! Our soul oftentimes speaks to us in whispers, and the only way we’ll be able to hear it is to slow down, get still, and listen. So I would suggest scheduling some “soul time” each day – time away from the to-do list, time away from others, time where you can be still and simply BE. It doesn’t have to be a huge amount of time either – just a few minutes is sometimes all we need to ground ourselves enough to hear our soul. I’ve found that doing this regularly creates space for magic. It really is that easy.

    Q: I saw that you’re offering an amazing bonus package worth over $800 for everyone who signs up by July 31st – can you tell us more about this?

    A: I am beyond grateful to all of the sweet souls who have donated their products/services for the sanctuary’s launch! I’m just blown away by their huge hearts! To celebrate the grand opening, everyone who joins the sanctuary by July 31st will receive this bonus package, which is worth over $800! It includes ecourses, meditations, ebooks, and so much more!

    You can see them all here.

    Q: That’s great! I also saw that you’re offering a special discount for everyone who joins the sanctuary in June! Please share more about that!

    A: It’s true! The sanctuary opens on July 1st, and I wanted to kick it off early with a special discount for everyone who signed up now! So I’m offering $100 off the regular price all month long! You’ll receive over $1300 in goodies when you join + over $800 in bonus gifts if you’re one of the first 50 to sign up. It’s pretty amazing, and I know that your soul will be so full when you dive into all that’s included! I can’t wait to see you inside!

    Q: This sounds so wonderful! Where can everyone go to learn more about the sanctuary and sign up?

    A: You will find all of the details here.

    Q: Great! Is there anything else you would like to share?

    A: I know that we’re all busy. I know that life seems to be speeding up. I know that we think we don’t have time to join one more thing or put anything else on our plate. I get that – I really do. But here’s the thing: all of these to-dos mean nothing if we aren’t connected to our soul, to ourselves, to each other, and to our purpose. I don’t want any of us to spend even one more day running around and saying that we’ll put ourselves on the list “someday.” The time truly is now. You’re worth slowing down for. You’re worth taking time to get grounded. You’re worth living a life that feeds your soul and brings you joy. And it’s up to you to say yes to yourself and yes to your soul. I can’t wait for you to join me in the sanctuary. We’re going to have so much fun together!


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