Easter as a Spiritual Practice: What You Can Do Daily

I grew up extreme Catholic.  My brothers and I went to mass Monday through Friday at 7am and of course, every Sunday!

Alot of good things came from having to maintain this practice but at the time I had no clue what we were supposed to be doing at church.

This is because they didn’t really teach this in church.  Back then, most everything was about being obedient and following the rules.  (Which is a great way to create rule-breakers.)

Once I broke away from that I was able to see things differently.  You see, I did not understand the spiritual meaning behind most of what I was taught.  I just didn’t and that’s because of two things.

The first is that religion is not explained based on a spiritual level.  And in some strange way I guess I knew that at a very young age.  The focus seemed to be largely on sins and asking for forgiveness.  As a young child, this made no sense.

Secondly, I lacked a well-rounded spiritual mentor and someone who could talk to me about all the questions I had.

Oh, I had plenty of teachers including priests, nuns and religious leaders. But they were not versed in spiritual concepts.

So I decided to explain, very simply, the metaphysical meaning of Easter and how you can use it as a daily spiritual practice or self empowerment tool.  You see, beyond religious dogma is a deeper meaning.

Rebirth is the theme behind MANY religions that celebrate the resurrection mythology.

Symbolically Easter is the process of dying of the old self and being reborn.

Easter gives us an opportunity to re-examine our current state of being and then to decide how we would like to evolve and begin living in a new way.

As a child I guess I truly knew we could be reborn everyday.  Church leaders focused on this concept of rebirth mainly during Easter.  And this, along with chocolate bunnies and Easter eggs, really did confuse me.

For you, my readers I’d like to give you a simple practice you can do daily or weekly to help you benefit from the resurrection mythology (aka Easter.)

It’s called “Let Go & Open Up.”

How to Let Go & Open Up

First, let go of something everyday.  This could be a story, a mindset, or a habit that does not serve your highest and best good.  You can write it down, put it in a box and even bury it!

Second, notice how you feel having let go of what no longer serves you and allow yourself to open to a new state of consciousness and state of being.

You see, THIS is the true rebirth.

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Each night, when I go to sleep, I die.  And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.”

I invite you to do the same.

The Principle of Little and How It Will Help You Greatly!

Last year during a visit to the Sivananda Yoga Ashram I was introduced to a really neat concept.  

It’s called “The Principle of Little.”

It was 7:30AM and there I was sitting in lotus position at the Temple where morning and evening meditations take place.  I was kind of tired because my body had not adjusted to Ashram life.  It typically took me three days to get into the rigid spiritual routine and this was just day two.

Once our meditation and Sanskrit chants were complete, we had a brief talk typically given by the Swami.

Soft spoken, kind and somewhat shy this guy said, “We do too much in life.”

“Yup!” I could not agree more completely.

But then next he said, “We all have a mission and it’s a BIG ONE.”

WHAT?  I thought.  Didn’t he just say we all do too much in life?

Saying these two statements one after another shocked me.  I wasn’t sure what he meant or what he was trying to explain.

All I could think was, “Oh My GOD it’s only 7:30AM on my second day and I’m in overwhelm mode trying to figure this sh*t out.”

Quickly I returned to my breath, relaxed my shoulders and knew there was nothing for me to get upset about.

What he said next explained it all.  I got it.  It clicked!

“In life,” Swami explained, “in the developed nations we live in excess.  Big meals.  Long days.  Too much sleep.  Too little sleep.  Too much work.  Too little work.  Even too much vacation for some of us!  (That might be me recently)

The issue with this is none of it is sustainable over time.  And things like too much food and too much work can lead to serious illness.

The solution he suggested is this:

  1. Do a little exercise
  2. Do a little breathing
  3. Do a little work
  4. Do a little meditation
  5. Eat a little meal
  6. Get a little sleep

Interestingly, life at the Ashram was based on this concept and it’s PRECISELY why my body, mind and Spirit felt so unbelievably happy, satisfied and vibrant.

So the next time you find yourself feeling off center or getting sick, look back and re-examine where you may have overdone something in any area of your life.

Then go back to practicing The Principle of Little.

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The Law of Attraction: Why It Isn’t Working for You & What You Can Do

For years there’s been talk and lots written about The Law of Attraction.  I became aware of it way back in 2003 before I went to rehab for bulimia.

Basically the law states that like attracts like so if you want something you must vibrate at the level of your desire.

Sometimes, when I applied this magical law, I got what I wanted.

For example, I wanted more money and that happened easily.  I wanted to be an International Best-Selling author and that came quickly as well.

But when it came to attracting things that I had very little exposure to or experience with, like an all expense paid trip to Belize or a relationship that was very different from my past ones, it was more difficult.

I felt as if what I truly wanted was never going to come.  (HINT: THIS is the issue)

Perhaps you’ve experienced this too.

Some things come easily to you while others are more difficult.

There are THREE KEY THINGS that make it difficult to attract what you want.


KEY #1 ENERGY – The thing that stops you from attracting what you want is your own energy.  Yup.  You see, you must energetically be in alignment to have that which you desire.  If you’re’ not, it’s just not gonna come.  The solution is to up level your life and your energy.

KEY #2 DISCONNECTION – The thing that stops you from attracting what you want is disconnection. Disconnection comes when our thoughts negatively impact our body and as a result we have energy that is stuck or trapped within us.  The solution is to keep your body and mind clear and open energetically.

KEY #3 LACK OF ALIGNMENT – The thing that stops you from manifesting what you desire is that it’s simply not in your highest and best interest to have the object you desire.  If what you want is not in alignment with what’s best for you, it will not be manifested through the law of attraction.  This has to do with forces greater than ourselves and if this keeps happening over and over in your life, it’s time to examine your purpose and what your mission is.

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Zero Point Energy and How To Use It To Create Real Freedom In Your Life

Never in a billion lifetimes did I think I’d be teaching about quantum field theory.  Yet somewhere along the magical path I’ve traveled I was led to experience amazing things.

Beautiful trips to the Caribbean islands of Jamaica, Belize, Mexico, Bahamas and Dominican Republic that I took without having to spend a bunch of my own resources to make them happen. (except manifesting easily)

An influx of money and the things I needed at exactly the right time!

Relationships that have soothed, nurtured, empowered and eventually led me to more and more amazing things.

And the ZERO POINT ENERGY FIELD is the reason.

Now, you may be thinking that life happens by chance.  Or that it takes lots of hard work and practical planning.

Truth be told IT TAKES BOTH.

But once you tap into the Zero Point Energy Field (ZPEF) or what I coined as “operating from neutral” you’ll be happily surprised how your life can shift quickly.

Okay but FIRST.  Let me tell you what the ZPEF is.

The concept of zero-point energy was developed in Germany by Albert Einstein and Otto Stern in 1913, using a formula developed by Max Planck in 1900. The term zero-point energy originates from the German Nullpunktsenergie.

Zeropoint energy (ZPE) or ground state energy is the lowest possible energy that a quantum mechanical system may have, i.e. it is the energy of the system’s ground state.

Now, when I read people’s energy and I hear what they want to create in their lives, their energy is very unsettled.  And this is perfectly normal.

So I guide my people who come to me to get their energy into what I call neutral.  In other words, they must settle their energy which includes thoughts, feelings, emotions, … everything !

They are now at the ZPEF.  It’s that still point of here and now.

Ultimate presence where stillness can exist.

And once this happens they can begin to not let the energy around them be negatively or positively affected.

Once this is accomplished THE REAL MAGIC can happen.

Let me break this into two steps for you.


  1. Get into neutral
  2. Feel into that which you desire and what it will be like when you have it
  3. Look for signs that it is manifesting in your life and take action

One more note.  Once you are in neutral be very mindful of what you think about.  The reason is because it can manifest quickly and if you think about something that you really don’t want, you could get it simply because your thoughts brought it into existence.

Now if some of this seems weird or you’re just not understanding, I invite you to get a complimentary 20 minute session with me online.  Just use this link to schedule your session.

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How to Transform a Bad Habit Into Your Golden Opportunity

Making the decision to fully commit to something new or different can feel very scary.  Many people are set in their ways.

They visit the same places, drive the same route to work and turn to the same habits when they get worried or stressed.

In many ways, this is just second nature.

Let’s say, for example, you plan to move or take a job promotion.  Even if you’re excited – it’s still a new thing especially if it’s your first time.  So naturally you turn to your favorite vice like drinking or spending or eating to help soothe you.

For me, I was an emotional eater.  When my life got too crazy, food gave me the space to numb out and not have to deal with what was happening to me.

But there’s one BIG problem with this and I’ll tell you in a moment.

I find that we seem to set our lives up around our habits as we get older.  I used bulimia to navigate the hard and challenging times.

So once that unhealthy “tool” was taken off the table and could not be called upon for support or solace, what do you think I did?


Well, I turned to something else to help me cope – ALCOHOL!  Luckily I realized I hated the feeling of being drunk so I let that go quickly.

Repeating the same behaviors over and over again and expecting different results is CRAZY!  Yet we’ve all done it and I believe the reason is this:



I look back now and realize nobody told me that ending a bad habit would require changing the fabric of my being.

More importantly, the rehab nurses had no idea how to manage the questions I had so I could stop repeating the same mistakes and begin living.

Like most people, I figured it out on my own.

And truth be told, that’s probably how it was supposed to be.  BUT we are all more successful when we have little helpers along the way so we can change a little quicker and enjoy life to the fullest.

The next time you find yourself turning to the same bad habits or addictions,


Yup.  Cultivate the habit of just doing nothing in place of your habit!

Imagine for a second that you’re ready to grab that beer or that extra-large banana split.  We often think we have to have something else to replace our bad habit with, but we don’t know exactly what that is.

Well, now you do!  And it’s to DO NOTHING.

Can you see yourself doing that?  Doing nothing.  I realize it may not feel good initially inside your body or your mind to have this great need to partake in what helps to calm and soothe you.

But as you “do nothing” the transformation you need to permanently let go of your vice will happen.

To make it easier to do nothing I’ve listed three key steps that guarantee your transformation.


1- COMMITMENT – The energy of commitment is what I suggest you call upon when you grow tired and are tempted to use your vice as a solution. If you don’t know what the energy of commitment is then this is your chance to experience it.  Simply think back to when you fully committed to something.  Now feel the energy of it.  THAT is the energy of commitment. Now apply that energy to your commitment to quit your bad habit.

2- STAY OPEN – To do this you’ll need to stop judging yourself, others and the things that happen in your life.  You see judgment is a dead-end. Staying open-minded will bring you many new opportunities.

3- GET SUPPORT – You cannot do this alone.  If you could have you would have.  It’s really that simple.  So let support be your friend.  Support could be phoning a friend when you need to.  It could be hiring a coach or therapist who is there for you when you need her the most.

One last thing.  And it’s important.  I once believed that getting rid of my bad habits would make me into a more perfect human being.

I was WRONG!

But what I discovered is that we are all PERFECTLY IMPERFECT and that is a blessing for each of us.  Ridding your life of addiction or bad habits does not mean you’ll be perfect or that you’ll have all the answers.

It means that you’ve decided to honor your body which is where all the answers you seek and need reside.  Recovery is a process not an event. And the same holds true for changing or breaking habits.

Shifting a habit should really be called change, transformation or even perhaps your divine opportunity to turn your life into the masterpiece you deserve it to be.

And one last thing.  From my experience in working with emotional eaters, recovering alcoholics and people who are monumentally stuck, they are some of the most gifted and extraordinary people on the face of this amazing earth.

If you’re one of those people and you need support or guidance schedule a complimentary session with MaryJo Briggs simply by clicking HERE.




How to Get Unstuck: My Three Step Intuitive Process That Guarantees Relief

We are living during interesting and sometimes tumultuous circumstances.  All you need to do is look around and you’ll see unprecedented political issues, long time friendships ending over strong opinions about the recent presidential election, and people rioting in the streets.

The old ways of solving problems are history.  Logical and linear thinking is not serving the purpose it once did.  And yet we still need relief!

So what’s a person to do when answers are deeply needed?

Well, the solution is SIMPLE but not easy.

And it’s this ~~~~~~~  Call upon your INTUITION !

Now I realize many of you think you either aren’t intuitive or you’ve lost touch with this innate way of overcoming challenges and are left wondering :

“What the heck do I do now when nothing seems to help me?”

Next time you feel this way I invite you to call upon this three-step intuitive system.  I promise you can have instantaneous relief!


1 – Come into the present moment

2 – Make a third eye inquiry

3- Listen with your heart

Let me explain each step in the simplest way and here’s a sketch for you.


First, to come into the present moment you’ll need to simply breathe, relax and let go of all thoughts about the past or the future and allow yourself to feel your body and naturally BE with whatever is happening in the moment.  With practice this becomes very easy.


Moving onto the “third eye inquiry” step…for those of you who know nothing about this magical mystical energy center, please don’t be alarmed.  It’s actually easier to use your third eye than your eye sight.  All you need to do is close your eyes and then bring your focus to the spot that exists above the bridge of your nose.  (It’s that area between where your eyebrows would meet if you grew a unibrow!)  NOW hold your focus gently on that spot AND BE PRESENT.


The final step is to listen with your heart.  If you’re confused then do this. First, bring your attention to your ears and notice how it feels to sense things with your hearing ability.  Now take a breath.  Forget about your ears for now.  And let your heart begin to soften.  Imagine using your heart to communicate with.  Visualize your heart reaching out to hear and feel what is happening around it.


Now I realize this new way of problem solving will seem difficult at first. But with a little practice and patience I guarantee you’ll call upon this system naturally and wonder how you ever got along without it!

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