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Welcome to the Love Your Mystery Book Podcasts!
This podcast series focuses on Connor’s forthcoming book titled Love Your Mystery. Click this link here to learn more about the book.
This is the first of 30+ conversations that are highly targeted, deep dives into each chapter of Love Your Mystery. This gifts you with an additional PERSPECTIVE and human beings besides me through which you can relate to the wisdom, love, truth, and beauty in the book.
A structure of human experience design is presented in the book, which is called The Pyramind. It contains 30 gateways which serve to re-open you to the Mystery of life.
The third gateway at the bottom of The Pyramind is PERSPECTIVE. It sits at the bottom of five levels of The Pyramind, called EYES. EYES includes AWARENESS, PRESENCE, PERSPECTIVE, MEANING, BELIEF, and WONDER.
Of course, all the gateways and levels are connected, so you will see this conversation touch on all 30 gateways and all five levels. Hint: that’s the real mystery. Every gateway leads into itself. Every gateway leads into you. Every you leads into Mystery. And every Mystery leads into you.
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ABOUT MATTHEW BY MATTHEW
Something you should know about me: Writing bios has always intimidated me; here it goes….
I’ve tried on many labels over the course of my life, more and more I find them limiting. I’ve decided to drop most of them but a few have stuck with me: Father, Son, Brother, Lover, Friend, Student.
As far as bio-relevant labels go Student of Life feels true to me, and not at all cliche. Real talk; I study Life. My active fascination with Life and the experiences it brings has led me down a variety of rabbit holes over the last 12 years. I’ve been privileged enough to study and utilize: Theta HealingTM, a wide array of physical movement modalities, breath work, plant medicines, conscious relationship building practices, Reiki, re-parenting strategies, intuitive nutrition and more. These studies and the miracle workers who have shared them with me have quite literally transformed all aspects of my life.
Learning from Life has gifted me the opportunity to work as a group meditation facilitator, a personal trainer, a holistic lifestyle coach, and most recently a transformational wellness entrepreneur. I’ve been touched by the lives of hundreds of fellow students on this journey. We’ve explored together the intricacies of Life’s web with our body’s, mind’s, and spirit’s. These relationships (both personal and professional) have been and continue to be my greatest teachers.
At the core of my studies I have found two fundamental truths that guide me and the work I do in the world today:
1) Everything is connected. 2) Life is intuitive.
The lessons of all the classes, all the certifications, all of the literal blood, sweat and tears can be boiled down to those two simple, powerful truths. Everything is connected and Life is intuitive; truths that continue to blow my mind at the epicness of their proportion.
I share these truths here because it has become my life’s work to honor the connection of everything and to learn to listen more and more deeply to the intuitive whisper of Life as it offers guidance in every moment. For me this means sharing practices and facilitated experiences capable of leading Humans to uncover their own fundamental truths and the transformational powers that lie within them waiting to be remembered.
In the present I find myself at a crossroads where it’s glaringly obvious that it’s not about me; an understanding that makes writing a bio feel a bit weird. I have much that I can share and even more that I’m excited to learn. What excites me most right now is neither. I’ve met so many AMAZING people in the journey of my life, people that have helped me to reinvent myself at foundational levels. My heart’s desire is to connect you with that kind of wisdom: Yes, you! It’s to this end that my beloved partner Ayla Rose and I founded iA Gateway, to share with the World at large the life-changing-magic of the incredible facilitators we’re so blessed to be connected to. Turns out being totally honest right up front makes bio writing more fun! Thanks for reading! ~M~
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Matthew’s Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PERSPECTIVE – QUOTES AND NOTES
Below are some of the power quotes dropped by Matthew! Read below for a summary of the main talk points with time stamps for your reference.
To fall in love with the Mystery of life, keep this in your PERSPECTIVE.
QUOTES BY MATTHEW
“If I am in my head, anything is just a concept.”
“If I can open up my perceptual body, my sensory organ—the entire physical body—if I can listen with my whole being, then I can start to perceive things differently, which can then build a new perspective.”
“It’s a mind-blowing thing to admit that it’s not physically and intellectually possible to have a perspective on everything that exists. If I can enter a conversation with someone, something, or myself from that place and honor the mystery that’s present there by default—and coming into that place of wonder and curiosity, then I make space for awe.”
“When I open my gates, something comes in that is showing me some new aspect of myself and it offers a more full and more rich experience. In order to feel safe with that, I have to have this framework, this idea that the universe is a benevolent force. And the universe as a whole is seeking to evolve and expand.”
“What is boosting me? And if it is not boosting me, how do I let it die? How do I let it go? Without thinking that I have to go with it.”
“We are here to learn how to be ourselves”
“Coming back to this realization of the self as whole and complete and also part of a whole and complete being that’s much bigger than us, that’s why we are here.”
“We are at a turning point in our evolution as a human organism. And the challenge is very real, and also, we get to do it.”
FULL SHOW NOTES BELOW
23:53 – Tiny house living forcing out the shadows
26:10 – Hiding from and hiding aspects of himself that he was not willing to acknowledge
27:46 – How you have to look all sides of experience, beyond your own
28:30 – How unconscious programs create a rift in reality
29:17 – How do you take different perceptions and find a place in yourself where you can honor that everything is true for each individual
30:08 – My truth cannot devalue anyone else’s truth
31:13 – How unconscious programs are like the Milky Way
31:53 – Curiosity and zooming out as a process to illuminate your perspective
32:53 – The fact of life that we are not our thoughts
33:53 – “If I am in my head, anything is just a concept.”
36:48 – “If I want to understand a perspective that is not my own, then I need to be able to perceive differently.”
37:00 – If I can open up my perceptual body, my sensory organ—the entire physical body—if from that place, I If I can listen with my whole being, then I can start to perceive things differently, which can then build a new perspective.”
37:46 – It’s a mind-blowing thing to admit that it’s not physically and intellectually possible to have a perspective on everything that exists. If I can enter a conversation with someone, something, or myself from that place and honor the mystery that’s present there by default—and coming into that place of wonder and curiosity, then I make space for awe.
38:18 – My perspective is that anything I can get to a place of treating it with sacredness or sanctity, my whole world turns into a place of proverbial worship, which feels really good.
40:29 As I’ve been willing to face the uncertainty and the mystery more and more, and getting to a place where I feel safe enough in myself to be able to do that, I don’t think there’s a limit to my world.
41:11 The limitlessness to all things good and bad.
41:34 “The only thing that limits me is my imagination. And then also my ability to get out of my own way with that imagination”
42:33 The connection between movement and physicality from your intellectual perspectives. “There is zero separation from all aspects of the human being”
44:53 Getting physical separation allows us to come back into ourselves
46:33 Being able to sense the changes in his being through different movement modalities including jiu jitsu and dance
48:13 How to infuse emotion into a movement
50:21 “If I have a defined perspective on everything that is happening in the world and the cosmos as a whole, and there’s no mystery, well then I know everything and there’s not surprise. And I will never get anything out of life that’s different than what I already have.”
50:53 “What you had was a concept, but they are not real until they are embodied.“
51:38 Wherever there is rigidity, ask “Does this have to be here? Where is it needed? Where can I open up?”
52:33 “When I open my gates, something comes in that is showing me some new aspect of myself and it offers a more full and more rich experience. In order to feel safe with that, I have to have this framework, this idea that the universe is a benevolent force. And the universe as a whole is seeking to evolve and expand
53:16 If I can open myself up to those experiences, then I get to open myself up to the evolution of the universe embodied in myself. For me, that’s magic. Plain and simple.
55:23 “What brings me back to it is the practice of self love. My perspective is that if I can perceive love, harmony, trust, and honoring of myself, that it will be mirrored in the world that I witness.”
55:43 Matt’s dark moments on a cliff and doing the work to re-program himself from a place of love and learning how to feel
57:43 “What is boosting me? And if it is not boosting me, how do I let it die? How do I let it go? Without thinking that I have to go with it.”
58:25 – “Really it comes back to mindfulness and conscious architecture of self.”
59:23 “We are here to learn how to be ourselves”
1:02:55 “Coming back to this realization of the self as whole and complete and also part of a whole and complete being that’s much bigger than us, that’s why we are here.”
1:04:43 The perspective that Matt is working to let go of and how he taps into his sacral response and Matt’s guidance from his future self
1:07:45 How to develop your awareness of your inner guidance
1:08:58 The relationship between surrender and flow
1:11:43 How every perspective can and will change, and our right to let go of perspectives that are no longer serving our highest evolution
1:13:03 “We are at a turning point in our evolution as a human organism. And the challenge is very real, and also, we get to do it.”