News & Updates
This month I reached an interesting vegan milestone. I’m finally at the point where I can now say that I’ve been vegan for most of my life.
I was non-vegan for the first 25.75 years of my life (309 months). For the last 3.5 of those years, I was lacto-ovo vegetarian.
I’ve now been vegan for the past 25.8 years of my life (309.5 months), finally surpassing my years as a non-vegan.
This assumes we don’t count my time in the womb. It will take a bit longer to compensate for those extra 9 months. 🙂
Of all the personal growth changes and challenges I appreciate having gone through, going vegan was the #1 most transformational, especially due to all the ripple effects it had.
I began this vegan journey with a 30-day trial in January 1997 to see what it was like. After the first week I never wanted to go back to the old reality.
I mentioned the idea of doing a Submersion course group deep dive experience together in my latest blog post about How to Shift Into a New Reality Faster. Submersion is a 60-day audio course with daily lessons and exercises to practice the perspective that you could be living in a simulation of sorts. I recorded Submersion in 2018 and 2019, and it’s been one of our most popular courses ever since (actually the #1 course in terms of sales). Submersion is ageless, so it’s just as relevant today as it was when it was first recorded. In fact, I recorded it with the intention that I would someday go through the course myself.
Here’s what I shared in that blog post:
I’m leaning towards going through Submersion myself this Fall, so I can do a concentrated deep dive into practicing the exercises every day. If other people are interested, perhaps we could make this a more social experience – do the exercises together and share our results. We could even do some group intention experiments along the way, much like we did with the fun and transformational Million Dollar Experiment. We never included a social layer with Submersion like we did with more recent courses like Amplify and Guild. I think I’m up for hosting a social version of the course if there’s enough interest – just let me know via my contact form if this appeals to you. Maybe we could have weekly calls as we go through the course together.
There’s clearly plenty of interest in this idea, so I say let’s do it! I can likely get this started within the next few weeks.
I’ll make this experience FREE for anyone who previously bought Submersion, including past and present members of Conscious Growth Club. I’ll email everyone in these groups to invite them to participate.
I still need to figure out the format for the group experience, but presently I’m envisioning weekly group Zoom calls with a pretty casual structure – lots of spaciousness for us to connect and share our experiences as we go.
I can share my own experiences of practicing Subjective Reality as well. I naturally practice this perspective every day, but it took a while to integrate it after I first got really into it about 20 years ago. I know that some people think it’s a bit “out there,” but I can’t complain about the results. The ideas in Submersion have created breakthroughs for myself and others where nothing else has moved the needle. It points us towards aspects of reality that give us a potent boost in the ability to create our realities.
I also think it would be wonderful to do some group intention experiences to help everyone in the group to manifest positive changes in our lives – such as financial abundance, relationship bliss, delightful adventures, beautiful growth experiences, and more. Let’s pool our collective energy to elevate everyone in the group and invite more yumminess into our lives. And let’s also devote some attention to intentions to elevate the planet as a whole – right now this world could surely use some of that.
For everyone else who hasn’t experienced Submersion yet, the cost to participate is nothing more than purchasing the Submersion course. More people have already done so since I shared this idea earlier this week, perhaps anticipating the group experience. But now I can say that I’m committed to it. I think it will be a fun way to connect, share, and encourage each other as we go through the course together. My heart, mind, and spirit all feel very motivated to do this.
I’ve never had the opportunity to go through one of my own courses as a student, so I’m really looking forward to this. I’ve been wanting to do this for years, and finally the timing feels right.
For this 4th quarter of 2022, I’ve been feeling drawn to explore a more spiritual direction, and I’ve noticed that many people are also resonating with the idea of focusing on a more expansive relationship with life – not just work, work, work. So I think the timing feels very aligned, and the Fall seems like a beautiful time of year to engage in this exploration together.
My intention is to help you create a more flowing, beautiful, and trusting relationship with life and reality. I expect this will be a very elevating experience for all who choose to participate. 💗💖💗
The new Guild course on social alignment now has two new bonuses, which are available immediately in the Guild member portal.
The first new bonus is called Guild Builders. It’s a collection of 15 short audios to help with long-term practice after the main course is finished.
The second bonus is a 25-page PDF called Empowering Social Reframes. It covers how to reframe a variety of social situations and challenges, including social anxiety, awkwardness, envy, loyalty, obligations, rejection, transitions, trust wounds, and more.
Enjoy the bonuses! 😀
The annual opening for new members to join Conscious Growth Club closed a few days ago. We landed with 66 CGCers for Year 6, so perhaps this will be our most demonic CGC year ever. 😈
Or if we don’t count Rachelle and me, it’s 64, which is 2^6. So we’re being haunted by 6’s for Year 6.
So far more than 330 people have been CGC members. Some have leveraged the group for short-term transitions while others approach it as a long-term investment to upgrade multiple areas of life.
Last year we had a bigger group, so CGC is smaller this year, but we also had more renewing members this year. The ratio of veteran members to new members is now about 2-to-1, so I think that will create a really interesting dynamic for Year 6. In the previous CGC year, the majority were new members, mainly due to a big influx from the Amplify course.
Several CGCers are in Vegas right now, and Rachelle and I have been having fun hanging out with them. We’ll be spending more time together this weekend as more people have been arriving still.
Our next opening for Conscious Growth Club Year 7 will begin around April 25, 2023. So please mark your calendar to check in here if you missed the opening window this year. We only open for about one week each year since CGC is a year-long program.
I’m not attached to how many members CGC has because it’s so flexible. With a bigger group there’s more energy and activity. With a smaller group there’s more intimacy and individual attention. I’d say that for Year 6 we’re somewhere in the middle, so it feels like a great number for a nicely balanced year. I like that. Somehow it feels like we landed right where we’re supposed to for this year. 😄
Today (May 3rd) is your last day to decide if you’ll join us for Year 6 in Conscious Growth Club.
Presently there are 48 members enrolled in CGC for Year 6 (fantastic!), and this will surely go up today. You can see the current sign-up count at the top of the CGC Invitation Page.
I know that many people carefully consider this decision right up until the final hours. Presently we have about 14.5 hours to go, so you still have time to decide.
Here are some links to other CGC-related resources to help you decide:
- CGC Invitation Page
- CGC Frequently Asked Questions
- CGC Q&A Video Call (freshly recorded on Monday, May 2)
- CGC Portal Walkthrough Video (recorded in 2019, but it will give you an idea)
- My Intentions for CGC Year 6 (blog post)
- CGC Sign-Up Form
Please make aligned decision today about whether you’ll join us in Conscious Growth Club this year.
Here’s to another fabulous year of CGC! ❤️😀❤️
To help people who are thinking about joining Conscious Growth Club this year make a wise decision, we’ll be hosting a public Q&A and “Meet the Members” Zoom call on Monday, May 2, 2022 at 11am Pacific time.
You’re welcome to attend if you’re interested in CGC.
Here’s the link to register for the call if you want to join us:
After you register, Zoom will send you the link to join the call.
I’ll answer people’s questions about CGC, and CGC members are also invited to join the call and share about their experiences and tips for new members. It’s also possible that some of our newest members who just joined in the past few days may be on the call, and if any are willing to share, you you may be able to get their perspective on how they made the decision.
So this is an opportunity for you to gain a little more perspective on what CGC is like inside.
We’ll record this call too, and I’ll share it on my blog afterwards, so if you can’t make the live call, you can still watch the recording.
My intention for this call isn’t to try to convince anyone to join, so it’s not going to be salesy. The purpose is to help you make the right decision for yourself and for CGC. If someone is a solid match for CGC, then everyone is well-served by making it easier for them take the leap and go for it, especially if more insider info would be helpful.
If you do feel aligned to join CGC already, then I invite you to visit the CGC Invitation Page and join us. The new CGC year runs through April 30, 2023, and your membership starts immediately when you join. So if you join now instead of waiting till May 3rd (the deadline to decide), you’ll get several extra days for your one-year membership, and you can begin engaging with the community right away.
If you join now, you can also start the next 30-day CGC member challenge with us, which begins on May 1st. Every month in CGC, we have a group challenge together, each month having a different theme. Our May challenge is to create and follow an exercise routine for 30 days. That’s really good for sharpening the mind as well as the body. Members are already opting into this challenge and now sharing their exercise plans. Rachelle and I are doing it too.
The Frequently Asked Questions page for Conscious Growth Club has been updated for Year 6. The FAQ answers many questions about CGC and what it’s like inside – for those who are thinking about joining. Check it out here:
We have 125 spots max for Year 6, which is open for enrollment now, meaning that you can begin your membership right away. New members are already introducing themselves in the CGC forums.
So far 36 spots for CGC Year 6 have already been claimed, so there are 89 spots left. You have until midnight Pacific time on Tuesday, May 3rd to join, or until all remaining spots are gone, whichever comes first. So that’s less than 6.5 days to go – and you could be enjoying those days in CGC too if you join us right now.
Some members from previous CGC years have rejoined for Year 6 as well, which is great to see.
It’s fine to talk about CGC in other places – this isn’t Fight Club! – but I encourage you to be selective about sharing the invite page with people outside of this community. We’ve really evolved a beautiful culture inside CGC with a lot of compersion (i.e. feeling happy for each others’ successes and happiness), and I very much want to protect and build upon that.
On the CGC invitation page, you’ll find some qualifications to help you see if you’re a good match for CGC’s culture, values, and international membership. Note that CGC is a very vegan-friendly, LGBTQ-friendly, and anti-racist community. Many members are into entrepreneurship, fitness, travel, and productivity as well, among many other interests.
Will this be your year for major upgrades? If so, join us!
It’s time! Conscious Growth Club is now open for new members to join for 2022. This is our most comprehensive personal growth program and support group.
If you’re interested in CGC, be sure to join us by May 3rd because this will be our only enrollment period for all of 2022. So if you want to join this year, now is the time.
Visit the Conscious Growth Club page to learn the details. I’ll see you inside!
I’m happy to announce that our annual opening of Conscious Growth Club – where we open the doors for new members to join us – will be April 25 to May 3, 2022. So we’ll have a 9-day opening (Sun-Sat) this year, starting on Monday.
This is the only time we’ll open for new members to join this year, so if you miss it, you’ll have to wait until April 2023 for the next opening.
On May 1st we’ll be starting our 6th year together in CGC. It’s been an amazing journey so far, and we’re happy to invite new members to join us for an amazing growth journey.
CGC is our a private community and coaching program, where we all help and support each other to stretch ourselves, to improve our results, and to live in greater alignment with our personal values and standards. It’s a unique and different experience each year.
CGC isn’t on any social media platforms. We have our own private community with a 5-course library, discussion forums, members-only coaching calls, monthly challenges, and more. We’ve built our own space for connecting, so we can focus on taking action and getting results – away from the fluffy distractions of social media.
The doors will officially open on April 25th, and I’ll share all of the details available then.
If you’d like to be notified when the doors open, be sure to join the notification list on the Conscious Growth Club web page, and I’ll send you an email when we open.
As we did with the Amplify course last year, we’re offering a full purchase credit for any Guild course members who wish to join Conscious Growth Club during our 2022 enrollment period in the last week of April. This means that you’ll get a reduced price on a CGC membership, subtracting the cost of your Guild course from your CGC dues.
A CGC membership is $1997 per year, so your dues will be discounted by your full purchase price for the Guild course. You aren’t obligated to join CGC, but the credit is yours if you want to use it. When CGC opens this year (around April 25 – May 1), I’ll send all Guild customers a special ordering link they can use to apply the credit.
Since the Guild course is delivered live and many CGC members intend to participate, joining this course is also a nice way to get a great preview of CGC’s members and culture.
So far 45 people have enrolled in Guild. We begin the first live session in less than 24 hours, so if you’re thinking about joining us, now is the time. 🙂