391. Cindy Teevens

Cindy TeevensSix years after the suicide of her father, in one moment her own intense suffering was swapped for mind-blowing joy, altering her life permanently. Happiness and peace became her predominant states. Laughter exploded at the simplicity and power of the shift, and tears of gratitude flowed.

Understandings began to come about how we have been living backwards, how we have mistaken the outside for the inside, and how we have tethered ourselves to the uncontrollable winds of change in the midst of freedom—and how we can return to truth, sanity, and peace.

She dropped everything she was doing to show people how to feel good no matter what because when you shift your state, problems dissolve, villains become victims, and compassion kicks in. So much gratitude came with this revelation, she began helping people awaken love and joy in their lives.

Months after discovering joy, one day in the woods she was knocked to her knees by an explosion of love that ended the imaginary separation of self and other, speech fell away, and all she could do was laugh and cry at the cosmic joke.

Forty years of self baggage suddenly fell away.  The thinker and speaker she thought she was, was gone. Yet the Self remained. Cindy is writing about that “direct seeing” of Self in a third book she is working on.

She is the author of Alchemy – How to Feel Good No Matter What, and The Happiness Lie: What Generations Have Been Told That Makes You Unhappy.

Website: alchemylovejoy.com

Transcript of this interview

Interview recorded 3/11/2017.

Video and audio below. Audio also available as a Podcast.

YouTube Video Chapters:

  • 00:00:00 – Introduction to Buddha at the Gas Pump
  • 00:04:17 – The Shift to Joy
  • 00:08:06 – Letting go of Attachments and the Happiness Lie
  • 00:12:07 – Shifting Attention and Finding Joy
  • 00:15:56 – Shifting States and Experiencing Bliss
  • 00:20:00 – The Source of Happiness
  • 00:23:41 – Shifting from Conceptuality to Experience
  • 00:27:52 – The Illusion of Separation
  • 00:32:29 – The End of Duality
  • 00:36:50 – Dismantling the False Separate Self
  • 00:41:38 – The Shift to Seeing Everything in Terms of the Self
  • 00:46:19 – Falling in Love with Love
  • 00:50:40 – Intensifying the Desire for Love and Realization
  • 00:54:37 – Finding the Joy Within
  • 00:58:48 – Narrowing and Opening the Power of Attention
  • 01:02:42 – Deepening Awareness through Meditation
  • 01:07:14 – The Universal Experience of Mind Wandering whilst Driving
  • 01:11:17 – The End of Questioning
  • 01:15:42 – Rewriting and Integration
  • 01:19:49 – The Transition Phase and Settling Down
  • 01:24:07 – The Evolution of Awareness
  • 01:28:03 – The Power of Attention and Interest
  • 01:31:49 – The Power of Discernment and the Dream of Suffering
  • 01:36:01 – The Power of Authority
  • 01:39:56 – Letting go of the idea that someone is hurting you
  • 01:43:12 – The Importance of Reframing Experiences
  • 01:46:32 – Humanity’s purpose and the joy of self-realization
  • 01:49:50 – The Importance of Self-Realization
  • 01:52:44 – The Freedom and Spaciousness of Being “Natural”
  • 01:55:49 – Upcoming Programs and Contact Information
  • 01:59:13 – Music