Have you re-aligned to the changing seasons?

by John Robson on December 19, 2017

How in touch are you with the rhythms of nature and our planet?

There is a wholeness to life where all parts make sense and there is a natural flow of universal energies. There are laws about rhythms and cycles, where whole complete circles (spirals) of energies are made to support us.

Yet we approach most of life’s stimulus with the same unconscious, reactive, robotic or programmed responses. We think the world revolves around us. It is like golfing with one club only or cooking with one utensil only.

Getting in touch with nature’s rhythms gives us a deeper connection to the earth’s natural rotation around the sun. Every year at precise times the earth and sun find themselves in exactly the same places, showing us the beautiful rhythm of the cosmos. When we forget how connected we are to this natural rhythm we stay self-centered, lose perspective and miss out of the serenity that comes with it.

“In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy” – William Blake

The Equinox and Solstice mark the changing of the four seasons as the earth rotates around the sun.  The Equinox occurs in the fall and spring and is when night and day are exactly the same length. The Solstice occurs in the summer and winter, the summer solstice being the longest day of the year, and the winter solstice the shortest day.

In the northern hemisphere we are approaching the winter solstice. The north pole hibernates in its 24 hours of darkness. To our readers in the southern hemisphere, who are now wrapped in the light of the summer solstice, please forgive the northern focus. Information on cycles applies equally to us all, just at different times.

How do you align your life with these 4 important seasonal events?

  1. Spring Equinox – A time of renewal and “spring cleaning” that removes any negative and slower energy accumulated over the dark winter months and prepares us for the positive growing energy of spring and summer. A time to spring forward, risk and start new projects. It is a time of awakening and recommitting to life as spring brings in more energy and warmth. It ushers in a time of awakening and recommitting to life. It is a celebration of being resurrected from the dead of winter and being born again.

“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.” — Henry David Thoreau

  1. Summer Solstice – Summer blesses us with light, expansion, fulfillment, holidays, growth and creativity. To honour summer’s approach, you might greet the early morning with yoga sun salutations and celebrate the bright evenings by dancing around a bonfire.

 “The summer solstice is a time for strength and vitality, for action and movement.”  — Carole Carlton

  1. Autumn Equinox – Fall marks the beginning of shorter days and longer nights. This is a time of harvest, community, celebration and thanksgiving. It is a time of completion, balance and realizing the abundance around us. As the sunlight retreats, we also retreat inside to rest, reflect on the past and future, and strengthen our spirits.

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” — Albert Camus

  1. Winter Solstice – Solstice derives from an ancient Latin word meaning “stop,” or “to stand still.” Winter Solstice is the longest night of the year and is a time of both anticipation and rejoicing at the Sun’s rebirth. This is a time of rejuvenation, reflection and healing. A time of integration as our consciousness expands due to the lessons we have learned. A time of anticipation of the increasing light and new experiences of a new cycle.

“In a way winter is the real spring, the time when the inner things happen, the resurge of nature.” — Edna O’Brien

Take full advantage of the energies of the season by allowing time for stillness, solitude, reflection and intuition.

For Winter Solstice answer these questions:

  • What needs healing or completing?
  • What lessons have you learned that you now own and can move beyond?
  • When have you booked time for stillness, reflection and year-end review?

“Four seasons fill the measure of the year. There are four seasons in the mind of men.” — John Keats

Also with each passing year, we appreciate more and more deeply our connections with others. Please know that we hold you warmly in our hearts, and send blessings that 2018 and beyond will be rich with rewards of all kinds for you and those you cherish.

Sending you our love and best wishes,
John & Patrice Robson
Higher Awareness



My 11 main messages to mankind.

by John Robson on December 10, 2017


Every day I tune into my soul and the universe and ask “What is my message to my readers,  members and humanity?”

Below are my top 11 messages that consistently rise to the surface and are in most of our programs at Higher Awareness:

  1. Resolve to Evolve – Make a sincere commitment to heal and grow and be who you were meant to be.
  2. Align with Universal Laws – Understand how life works and life unfolds much easier. Better to align with and go with the flow instead of unconsciously going against it.
  3. Develop Daily Discipline – Daily enhance your health, clarity, compassion, connections and calling. Have a sacred space or time to pursue your personal practices.
  4. Dare to be Aware – Be conscious of what is happening around and in you. Develop Higher Awareness. Stop more often and pay attention. Be an observer and watch how you respond to life’s daily triggers.
  5. Reveal and Heal – Identify and clear the 100’s of blocks and limiting beliefs you have. No wonder life does not unfold as you desire.
  6. Know your Challenges, Character and Calling (soul) – They are all interconnected. Identify and resolve your main life lesson. Clear your limitations and build character so you can more easily respond to your higher calling.
  7. Aspire Higher and Dig Deeper – Multiple insights await as you work on both of these paths. But the most the important path is digging deeper and clearing the distortions and filters of higher
  8. Think It and Ink It – Just Journal. If it is in sight, it is in mind. Draw out your pains and wisdom so you can see them and respond to them.
  9. Do different things. Do things differently – Break robotic patterns. Create an inner, more expansive web of experiences and perspectives.
  10. Ask! Ask ! Ask! and Listen and Act.intuit and DO IT! Guidance, intuition and answers are always available. Master asking, listening and appropriately responding.
  11. Pursue Passion, Potentials and Purpose – You are here for a reason. Find it and live it and make your life magical!

What are your core messages to humanity?



Nature Naturally Nurtures

by John Robson on May 27, 2017

“Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it, how still they are, how deeply rooted in Being. Allow nature to teach you stillness.” — Eckhart Tolle

I just returned from my yearly relaxing, writing, pondering retreat in the mountains of British Columbia, Canada. I get my best rejuvenation and greatest insights when I’m surrounded by nature and immersed in its authentic being and beauty.

Consider the many lessons we can learn from a flower.

A flower is truly present and centered in its being. From its origin as a seed, it allows the life force to move through it to unfold its natural blueprint.

A flower trusts it will be provided for, that it will receive the temperatures, air, water, sunshine and nutrition it needs to grow. Then it does its best with what it is given. It may be a rainy or dry season, or it may encounter physical damage from animals or humans or bad soil. Without complaint, the flower follows its destiny. The stronger the wind, the stronger the stem.

A flower doesn’t force the growth process. It accepts the pace of germinating, sprouting, developing, budding and flowering. It allows time to reveal its beauty. Nor does it resist the inevitable disintegration that completes the cycle.

A flower lives in the NOW. It has no concern for the past or future.

And finally – and this was so powerful for me — a flower doesn’t question or agonize about what it is. If it is a rose, it doesn’t wish it were a daisy. It does not judge other flowers or its host plant or you and me the observers. It minds its own business, content to participate in its own self-expression and radiate its unique and incredible beauty.

This was the insight that struck home for me: “To stop aspiring to be someone I am not.”

Of course, human life is much more complex than that of a flower. But does it have to be as complex as we make it? May we choose to adopt the rhythm and acceptance of nature?

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” — Albert Einstein

“When we stop opposing reality, action becomes simple, fluid, kind, and fearless.” -– Byron Katie


Synchronize with Nature – Spring into Action

by John Robson on March 22, 2017

“In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.” — William Blake

Are you sensing these 4 similar energies urging you on? How in touch are you with the rhythms of nature and our planet?

1. We just passed the Equinox on March 20, one of two dates each year when the hours of daylight equal the hours of darkness.

Those of us in the northern hemisphere are emerging from a reflective, nurturing dark time. In many traditions, the first day of Spring marks the start of a new year. It is a time of clearing the slower energies of the winter and preparing for a new cycle of growth. It is a time of awakening and recommitting to life as spring brings in energy and warmth. It is a celebration of new beginnings and of being born again.

2. At this same time, in astrology, the sun moves into Aries – a sign representing energy, drive, initiative and motivation. There is a restlessness and an openness to change and new experiences. The symbolic ram is leaping up the mountain.

3. In numerology the year is split into 9 parts. We are just entering the 3 cycle. The 3 energy is the fruit of union of the one and two. It is the energy of expansion, expression, activity, art and the joy of living. It is starting at this same time of Aries and the Equinox.

From a higher perspective, the THREE is the intelligence energy of expression according to universal laws and principles. It is a manifesting energy as the initiating, wilful ONE energy combines with the loving, integrative TWO energy to create the THREE energy of clear self evaluation and intelligent application.

Life unfolds in alternating rhythms of yin and yang, male and female, giving and receiving, action and reflection and between even and odd numbers. The inward, nurturing and love energy of the 2 cycle and Pisces moves into the outward focused, intelligent ‘doing’ energy of the 3 cycle and Aries.

The 3 is an energy of truth, wisdom and authenticity. If it is not fully integrated or understood, it can be experienced as pride, judgement, busyness, impracticality, manipulation, self pity, being a workaholic, being paranoid and feeling a victim.

4. The energy of this year, 2017, according to numerology is a ONE year. ONE is a male, fiery, active, yang, father-principled energy. This is a time of new beginnings. It is a time to develop your will, to assert what you stand for and take the lead. Be open to new things and new ways of doing things. Plant new seeds. Stimulate your creativity and lay out new plans. Muster your courage to step forward in life.

That’s 4 perspectives – all with similar energies.

Below are some considerations as you shift your focus and actions from:

  • planning and ideas to execution and action,
  • imagination to basics,
  • inner work to outer work,
  • caution to creative expression,
  • intuition to rational thinking,
  • simple to more complex,
  • people to business and
  • rhythmic to spontenaity.

It is quite amazing when natural order and cycles fit together and we align with them instead of going against the current. What new energies, goals, and persepctives are unfolding for you?

Wishing you an inspiring, productive and meaningful new chapter in your life’s journey.

“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.” — Henry David Thoreau


Meaningful, Soulful Dreams

by John Robson on March 15, 2016

arrowsAt least once per week I have a meaningful, soulful dream. Let me share this simple dream with you.

I had a large bundle of arrows all thrown together. So I started sorting them so they were all facing the same direction. I noticed the bundle got lighter and started moving with me riding on the bundle. As I finished aligning the arrows, the bundle was getting lighter and brighter, moving fast forward and rising higher.

So what this means to me is to exercise, eat, breath, work, relate, heal, intuit, grow, feel, think, love in more aspiring, creative and intentful ways. To consciously participate more in all that I do. To be conscious of my robotic responses in life and to align and elevate my overall participation.

So after doing this for a few days I noticed I was being more aware and taking a higher path in all that I do. And I am enjoying the lighter and more exciting synergistic effect of it

To more great, simple, understandable dreams for you and yours.


My Biggest Wake Up Call Ever

by John Robson on March 8, 2016


Two books that never get dusty in my library are The Healing Power of Illness by Thorwald Dethlefsen.. and The Bodymind Workbook by Deb Shapiro.

You see, I deeply believe that our higher guidance speaks to us at all times, and if we do not catch its message intuitively, mentally or emotionally, then we may experience it physically.

If we miss or ignore soul guidance, we can suffer for it. I know – from experience.

Last summer, I took a month retreat to get more clarity and direction. A message came through, sure enough, but it wasn’t what I was hoping for. I hurt my back, and for 5 months, I suffered consistent sciatica pain. It took stubborn me that long to get to the root cause of it.

I deciphered multiple messages from this experience. And when I owned and started acting on the messages, my pain went away.

Here’s what I learned:

  1. It was time to stop procrastinating (I’ve been doing this for about 5 years) and muster the courage to offer the 4 programs I’m most passionate about (intuition, how to raise consciousness, manifesting methods and universal laws).
  2. I now see my life purpose more clearly: to connect with and share more spiritual truths that deeply resonate with me.
  3. I need to shift how I do things – to release my habitual tendency to control and plan so I can tap more powerfully into my intuition and inspiration, while still maintaining good self discipline and persistence.
  4. I have to do more work on my own as I tend to compromise too much when working with others.

When I recognized the truth of these messages and committed to act on them, my sciatica pain went away – overnight.

I’m eager to bring this new clarity to Higher Awareness. I’m highly motivated to share with you effective and efficient Personal Practices and Daily Disciplines to:

  • enhance our intuition,
  • understand and raise our level of consciousness,
  • apply universal laws and tips for manifesting, and
  • anchor our goals and vision into our powerful subconscious minds.

And it all starts now. Watch our blogs and Higher Awareness membership page for updates every few weeks.


5 Questions That Can Reveal Your Purpose in Life

by John Robson on February 12, 2016

beach-731136_1280One of the biggest accomplishments a person can ever have in his life is if he is able to find his life purpose and live his life fulfilling that purpose. It’s a special kind of happiness if you can wake up every day knowing that you are on your own path and that you are living the life solely intended and designed for you.

Wouldn’t you want to be able to live that life?

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t actually have to go on a long sabbatical or retreat in order to reveal your life purpose. Sometimes all you need is some quiet time for yourself and start asking yourself the right questions. You have the answer within you, you just need to be able to consciously let it out.

If you want to start revealing your life purpose, we’ve found these sample questions from LifeHack that can help you bring out the answers.

1. Am I doing what I love?
Asking this question should pertain to your life as a whole. Do I love my family, friends, and work? Am I doing things outside of my job that I love like drawing, writing, or any creative art? If you are not doing what you love, look at why you haven’t been doing them and start incorporating them into your life.

2. Am I surrounded by people that I care about?
It’s important when looking for purpose in your life, you look at the people around you. Your friends, family, co-workers should all be people who support you in your quest to find real purpose. Not having those types of people around you could harm your progress in finding meaning. When I pursued writing, my friends and family played an important role in encouraging me to do it. Even if I didn’t think an article I wrote was good, they still knew it made me happy to write and that type of positive reinforcement does wonders.

3. Am I Happy With Where I Am?
Look at every aspect of your life. Ask if you are happy with what you have done. Are you going in the direction you want for your life. If not, what can you do to get there? It is hard not to compare our lives to our friends to measure success but try hard not to get caught up in what others have. The true measurement of happiness is are we doing what we want and being happy with the journey that lies ahead.

4. Is there more I can do?
You already know there is always more you can do. The real question lies in what can you do more of. Think of what you would want to contribute to society and what impact you want to have. There are tons of issues in our society that need people looking to make an impact. Think of what are some social issues that trigger you emotionally. Start there and find ways to get involved with organizations who focus on those social issues.

5. Do I feel satisfied?
Most of us attribute satisfaction with work or material possessions. If we don’t like our job, we are not satisfied. If we don’t have the things like a big house, nice cars, or wealth, we are quick to call ourselves failures. What we need to do is take a real look at what we define as success for our own lives rather than what others call it.

Here at Higher Awareness, we developed a quick and FREE Find Out Your Life Purpose Test which you can do any time of the day and can give you answers within 5 minutes. If you want to try it out, you can check it out here.

These are sample questions that you can use as your guide on your journey finding out your purpose in life. If you want to see more sample questions, you can check out the complete article over at LifeHack.


3 Reasons You Need to Know Your Personality Type

by John Robson on February 12, 2016

Dollarphotoclub_52024480_test“Man’s main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. The most important product of his effort is his own personality.” – Erich Fromm

Your personality defines everything you do, think and how you react to certain situations. Your personality is also one factor that distinguishes you from another human being. We all have different personality types and it may surprise you that you can benefit more from understanding your personality type from others.

We’ve rounded up 3 important reasons why knowing your personality type can contribute to your journey of self-awareness and self-acceptance.

  1. It explains why you’re different from another person.

There are a lot of people who get depressed if they don’t react or respond the same way as the majority of the population. Some even think that this is a sure sign that their “crazy” or “abnormal”. But you reacting differently to a given situation does not mean you’re wrong, but it actually is a reflection of your personality. If you would rather stay at home on a Saturday night than go socializing – that is perfectly fine; that’s a part of your personality.

  1. You can manage your activities better.

Being a morning person, for example, is all part of your personality type. Having an understanding of where you are most productive can help you manage your day to day activities better. If your creative mind kicks in with some afternoon tea, then you can do all menial chores in the morning so you can have the afternoon as your creative window. Understanding where your personality thrives best can have a huge impact in your work and in your daily overall mood.

  1. You are able to recognize when something is not right.

That feeling of having a disturbance in the Force can very well be applied in your life as well. When something doesn’t feel right within you or something is clearly making you unhappy or tired, you can trace it’s root cause if you have an understanding of your personality type. Take for example if your personality type if leaning towards someone who is introverted, after a whole day of speaking or spearheading meetings you will generally feel abnormally exhausted. If you’re not aware that introverts need to re-charge you may begin to assume that you are unhappy with work or you are being abused at work. All of these unnecessary thoughts can contribute to your sadness, when all the while all you really needed was a break.

These are just some of the many reasons why knowing your Personality Type can hugely benefit your personal growth. In as much as you want others to accept and understand you, you must first begin with yourself. If you’re curious to know your Personality Type, check out this quick and FREE Personality Type Quiz at Higher Awareness.



They always say that the true measure of success lies not in material wealth but in what you have done for others. On your death bed, your possessions will be worthless to you but your impact on others will have lasting meaning.

If you’re passionate about personal growth and feel drawn to serve others, then facilitating growth workshops may be deeply rewarding for you.

Being a facilitator, you can spark your participants’ desire and excitement to reveal the treasures of self discovery. By sharing powerful tools for inner exploration, you can empower them to draw out their own inner wisdom.

It’s so beautiful to be a catalyst who guides a group of people to lay claim to their wholeness, deepest desires and destiny.

So if you feel the call to support others to grow and learn, how do you get into this field?

Thanks to the miracle of the internet, you can enroll in an ‘online’ workshop facilitation training program that supports you in delivering ready-made (‘out of the box’) presentations. If you wish, you can also be guided to identify, create and deliver your own content for workshops.

The best benefit, of course, is that you can access it 24/7 at your convenience from your own home – even in your pajamas! There’s no pressure – you can manage your own pace and timing. If you need more time on a topic, you can take it. You are in charge.

And an online program need not be taken alone. A good program will offer you access to a forum so you can get any support you require. If you have questions or want feedback on an idea, you can reach out to the community of participants just like you and the program instructor to get their input.

If you feel the appeal of this and the timing is right to take on the challenge – explore our Online Workshop Facilitation Training Program today!


What does it really mean to ‘go with the flow’?

by John Robson on November 25, 2015

flower-828728_640Feeling stressed and stuck in life? Well then, ‘Go with the flow!’

Hmmm… that’s easier said than done when our minds are clouded with worry. And let’s back up here:

What does it even mean??

It’s actually great advice grounded in …science! So here’s a very quick and simple but incredibly helpful science lesson.

Quantum physics tells us that everything in existence – EVERYTHING! – arises from a unified field of energy.

And we know energy moves. Scientists tell us the universe is continually expanding, without end.

If the universe is expanding, then obviously, we humans are expanding too.

You can prove this for yourself. Close your eyes and imagine being happy… loving… grateful… playful… creative… With each of these, you feel open and expansive, right?

All qualities we label ‘good’ are aligned with the essential expansive movement of the life force. When we are feeling these delicious qualities, we are literally going with the flow of life.

Okay then: why are we not always flowing if that’s what the life force does naturally?

Here we encounter one of life’s essential mysteries…

The supremely intelligent field that gives rise to all of existence has bestowed human beings with the ability to think. Over eons, in the playground of the evolution of consciousness, we’ve learned to doubt and fear, to judge and criticize and complain.

All of these ‘negative’ ways of perceiving ourselves and life create what might be described as an energetic fog which slows or blocks the bright, clear energy of the unified field.

When we feel contracted (as we do with fear, doubt, guilt, depression and so on), we have the experiential proof that we are out of alignment with the life force. That’s why it feels so terrible!

What do we do when we find ourselves blocked? Remember that if you’re feeling contracted, then there’s misinformation at play. You are holding some belief that is not true to your innate nature.

Breathe deeply, stay present and stop thinking about the negative and false storyline. Focus your conscious attention on something, anything that makes you feel better.

These simple steps will shift you out of the darkness and discomfort of contraction so your innate expansive state can again be felt. You don’t have to make your energy flow – it does it naturally, if you allow it!

Life wants us to go with the flow and enjoy ourselves. We can do that more and more easily once we understand how life works.

And for a bit of fun: If you’d like an anthem to support ‘going with the flow’, sing along with Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers.