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Energy Work- Finding True Self


Energy Work- Finding True Self

Happiness, health, flow, openness to experience, vitality. ALL that stuff. Where does it come from? We all want it, but how and where do we get it. (Possible) Answer: It all comes from tapping your “True Self”.

(The above photo is from a 12 hour workshop I went to called “Finding True Self” through Body And Brain Yoga.)

Overall, the workshop was dope. INCREDIBLE energy work and insightful topics- dynamic meditations, chanting, singing, dancing. All that.


During the workshop, we talked about some different topics, but in more of a FEELING than in a thinking way.

The “True Self”, according to tradition is associated with feeling, not thinking. It’s your essence. It’s flow. It’s creative and expressive. It’s fuckin POWERFUL. On the other hand, there’s the “you” that you’ve become familiar with through years of conditioning. This, they refer to as the “false self”. It’s associated with limitation, stuckness, stagnation, and repressed emotion.

“Finding True Self” was all about tapping into that greater, unlimited self and building a relationship with it. This is what THLR and Ron Barz are all about- finding more and more about the true you, working with it, and cultivating it over time. Breaking through limitation and really tapping into your power and talent.

You can tap this greater self in a number of ways, and here are some of the best:

- Let yourself flow with your creative work. Writing, music, dance, painting, whatever you choose.
– Body Work- Exercise, dynamic meditation, massage.
– FEELING your heart and soul- what is it trying to express and how?
– Getting away from every day routine and doing something that excites you.

That all sounds easy, but it can be somewhat difficult for people. Here’s why:

We’re generally conditioned to repress emotion instead of expressing it. There’s alot of judgement and not a lot of “safe places” where a human being can really feel free. We’re taught more to think and analyze without honoring heart and soul. And that’s where the blockages are…


…but fuck all that.

Exercise. Eastern Philosophy. Music. Three practices I gravitate toward for this very reason. To EXPRESS and continue to build a relationship with myself on a deep level.

1) We absolutely need movement. We evolved through movement. It helps keeps us healthy and strong. It allows us to “unblock” that stuck energy and emotion from every day life.

2) Music and sound give us a voice for expression.

3) Ideas associated with Eastern Philosophy gives us the comfort of knowing it’s okay to do that. It’s natural and that other way just doesn’t work. So yo… move and express yourself. Always.

One other thing: DO NOT allow yourself to be boxed in. Never allow people, situations, or your old conditioning to get in the way of what you truly want. This bocks your “True Self”.

Express yourself through movement and sound. It’s a power practice. You don’t have to go to a 12 hour seminar. You can do it every day when you wake up. Just move and make sound. This is in your natural human Blueprint.

So you wanna have energy and feel happy? Energy and happiness comes from expression, not repression. Feel those emotions, all of them. The amazing gifts and things you’re grateful for, along with the heart ache, sadness, pain and grief. Fuck it. All of it. That’s life. Let it flow.


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Pele’s Says Love What You Do

Pele’s Says Love What You Do


“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all love of what you are doing and learning to do.” – Pele

Ay. Whutchu doin today? It’s Monday. You goin’ to work? School?

The more important question is: Are you in love with what you’re doing or learning?

This is the most important question to ask yourself and here’s why: If you don’t love what you’re doing or learning… you’re not gonna fuckin’ do it. Right?


If you’re doing something for no reason, with no gas behind it… you’re drained. Like this kid above.

Instead, take somethng you love getting better at and just do it. Then take another thing you love doing and do that too.


Like these two above. Happy to excel. Or just posing for a picture. You get what I’m saying though.

We are wired to feel REAL good when we progress in something we love. When we learn new skills and make new connections. It’s survival. And to take it a step further, doing what you Love makes your Body healthier and stronger (Gratitude is a big part of this).

Take a pro active approach and let your fire burn. Then find a way to help people with it. Even if what you’re doing and learning just makes you smile… you’re helping people who are sad. And they’re only sad because… they chose not to do what they love. Funny, right?

That’s it. The minute you say “I LOVE DOING THIS RIGHT HERE. But…”, it’s all over. Take it upon yourself to live passionately.

This is YOUR Summer. 

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-Ron Barz

Organic VS Inorganic, Does It Really Matter??

Organic VS Inorganic, Does It Really Matter??

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The Age of the Internet has given us access to A LOT of information and resources. It’s changed the way we see things and really opened up our world. Which is great. However, the internet is FILLED with so much information that it’s become an overload. Yes, just TOO MUCH information.

And this is why I hear all the time, “I just don’t know who’s right. So I just keep doing what I’ve been doing.”

I’m here to give you the ideas. Show you what will help, why it will help, and then prompt you to FEEL IT OUT YOURSELF. This is how you learn on a deep level, what works and what doesn’t.


Now, this one Nutrition question: “Does buying Organic really help?” This comes up all the time. So let’s get into the Science and break it down a bit.

The short answer is: YES. It does matter. If you have the money or begin to see the value in TOP QUALITY Nutrition, spend the extra money on Organic.

If you don’t have the money to buy Organic… here’s how to stay Healthy and clear headed in the midst of all the confusion…

Most foods with a shell are OKAY to eat non-Organic. These foods are grown with LESS PESTICIDES…  but make sure you wash all your food anyway.

Here’s the list of okay’d non-Organic foods:

1) Avocado
2) Pineapple
3) Kiwi
4) Onion
5) Aspagarus
6) Mango
7) Grapefruit
8) Mushrooms
9) Papaya
10) Sweet Peas
11) Cantaloupe 
12) Eggplant
13) Sweet Potato
14) Cabbage
15) Watermelon
16) Cauliflower 

Now, for the foods you should ONLY EAT ORGANIC. These are the ones that are grown with a lot of pesticide. They are very toxic when commercially grown. Spend a little extra and  eat these ORGANIC:


1) Apples
2) Peaches
3) Strawberries
4) Nectarines
5) Grapes
6) Celery
7) Spinach
8) Sweet Bell Peppers
9) Cucumbers
10) Snap Peas
11) Tomatoes
12) Hot Peppers
13) Kale
14) Collard Greens

By keeping your Body FREE OF TOXINS, here’s what happens:

-Energy Goes UP
-Health Goes UP (Low Medical Bills)
-Focus and Productivity Goes UP
-Endurance and Vitality Go UP
-Body Fat Is Reduced
-Overall Happiness Goes UP

If you’re still wondering if it really matters, or why… it comes down to this: Stress. Your Body is constantly trying to processes Life as it works through stress and attempts to find balance. The average American’s Lifestyle is extremely stressed with little room for recovery.

Eating pesticides and poisons multiply stress like nothing else. It creates blockages in the Body leading to every dis-ease you can think of. The major issue with EATING POISON is that the body becomes confused. When the Body doesn’t know what’s happening or what to fight because the threat is INSIDE… it fights itself. This is an Auto-Immune disorder.

Pesticides will speed up this process- increasing the speed of breakdown, weakening the immune system, and decreasing the Body’s ability to heal.

Always LOOK CLOSELY at what you’re putting into your Body. It will either make you stronger or weaker. Organic food is CLEANER, so you will become stronger by eating it. Pesticides weaken the Body. Always look closely, slow down, and consciously CHOOSE.

“Let Food Be Thy Medicine” – Hippocrates

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Be Strong, Be Healthy, Be Free
Ron Barz

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