28 Days of Connection: Satya Colombo

Welcome to Day Twenty-Eight of this series!

It is a delight to introduce you to Satya Colombo.

Here is an excerpt from Satya’s about page:

I practice what I teach, and strive to live a life in 100% integrity and alignment with my truth. It’s an approach that can be summed up in three words:

Walking In Beauty.

I consider my work here on Earth to be for the luminaries, healers, rebels, entrepreneurs, magic misfits and true nonconformists working for a better life and a better world.

In other words, people like me (and if you’ve gotten this far, I can only presume like you too).

I measure my achievements by my own inner compass of how I feel — and how alive, empowered and juiced up my work is making me! AND I’ve found that something remarkable happens as you call forth the fire of your Soul and embrace who you really are  – not only does it have the potential to transform you and the work you do, but also the world around you too…

I first connected with Satya at the beginning of my blogging career – when I was transitioning from a site dedicated to stories about my adventures as a liveaboard on a sailboat with my two children, to a site sharing practices of presence and energy movement.  Satya was facilitating a business ecourse that was comprehensive, thorough and included many of the “who’s who” from the blogging world.  I took a lot of the material that was presented, wrapped energy around it and planted seeds that soon blossomed in ways far beyond what I could imagine.

I love Satya’s writing style – his way with words inspires, enlivens, and encourages me to be daring and bold and to continue on this heart-path. I have participated in several of his programs – which are now very heart and soul-based. I have also had the delight of hosting Satya on the boat and now that I’m on land, in my home (he even played ukulele in the backyard!). His site is “Fierce Wisdom” – he lives it and as he does, he invites us all to do the same.

I want to share a bit of Satya’s essence with you, so here is a short video “Fire of Love 2014 Solstice Video”.

If you are unable to view the video in this space, please click here to view it on youtube.

(If you enjoy the ukulele, Satya offers The Happy Ukulele Songbook: Songs for Celebrating Life, Love & Togetherness)

Here are Satya’s answers:

1. What is your definition of love?

“LOVE…”

The word is almost banal…overused to the point of ridiculousness. Love is an experience, a feeling that hits us on so many dimensions. Impossible to convey in a word.

I love you….

Really? What does that actually mean…?

And yet, it does have some good power…it conveys something we feel so deeply inside us. Something damn near impossible to convey with eloquence, let alone a few words.

I don’t like it nearly as much, but the word love reminds me of the complex and beautiful word, f*ck, (which is after all, I guess, not so far unrelated).

2. What does it feel like when you are connected with love?

Very hard to put into words. I think that’s why the majority of the greatest songs of all time are about love. Really great music is probably the only art form that can bring us so effortlessly to that feeling of being “in love,” or connected with love. And there’s probably no better feeling than that.

I would say for me it’s a feeling of true strength and inspiration. Like I can do just about anything, and I want to do everything.

I guess we really are IN love, when we’re truly connected with it!

3. In your opinion, why would one choose to close to love? From that closed space, what is one practice or step a person could take to open to love again?

That’s two questions — cheating! ;)

I don’t think we choose consciously to close to love. It happens spontaneously…a result of the human condition. Like Pema Chödrön says in her wonderful book, When Things Fall Apart:

“Fear is a universal experience. Even the smallest insect feels it. We wade in the tidal pools and put our finger near the soft, open bodies of sea anemones and they close up. Everything spontaneously does that…. Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth.”

I’m reading that book now. If you want some guidance from a Buddhist master who also has a fancy name, it’s a damn good approach to dealing with heartbreak and miscellaneous suffering.

4. How do you choose to cultivate love?

I think love chooses me. It has its own agenda, and every so often it sneaks in and plants some seeds. One day, a seed blossoms and suddenly, for a brief moment — or maybe for a few days — life is beautiful again.

Love must be an agent of the Soul of the Universe.

Maybe one day one of those seeds blossoms in you, and you start to crave more peace in your life. Then maybe you start a meditation practice of some kind, and you notice where your heart is closed, and you just go there, and see it with some compassion. And back there in the area between your shoulder blades, you soften up a little. Maybe even let a little of that love and peace in there….

I think the universe takes an equal opportunity approach to distributing the seeds. I’ve found nature and water, mindfulness and intimacy practices of all kinds to be great fertilizers.

5. May you share an experience of receiving unconditional love?

The universe is always demonstrating unconditional love to me, though I may stumble or ignore the message from time to time.

Perhaps I can share an example…

I’m currently living in a tropical climate on the Pacific coast of Mexico, and fortunate to have a lovely, affordable apartment with A/C, a proper kitchen and lovely high-end design touches throughout (in contrast with the tiny developing-world beach town vibe outside). Despite the illusion of climate-controlled perfection, however, the universe always knocks.

The other day, in the kitchen, a white scorpion presents itself out of nowhere. Frightening thing! (Last time I saw a scorpion in my home was in my cabin on the morning of a near death misadventure on an enormous lake in Guatemala. Flashback.) Well, after the initial fright, and with some effort — he almost escapes and hides, but then randomly comes out again —  I capture the little dude and set him free. OK. I’m a little on edge, and watching my back the rest of the night. Whoa…!?

This evening as I’m coming out of the shower, a giant spider the size of my fist appears out of nowhere, sitting perfectly still on the bathroom counter…just frozen there staring up at me in the face. Waughh! HUGE.

I look around and see what I can use to capture him without letting him out of sight. (Love to instagram you dude, but NOT gonna happen.) I really don’t want that thing crawling around my home. He runs super fast and almost escapes, but I’m able to capture him too, and walk a lot farther outside this time to set him free….

ANOTHER crazy incident happened today with wildlife too, but I won’t get into it now. Last night with the scorpion I was a little disturbed, but by tonight I’m really thinking hard — OK, what is the meaning? What is the message of these creatures? What is it that you’re wanting to convey to me, dear Spider? 

(Yeah, it’s tropical, but it’s not like I’m in the bloody jungle here!)

So I ask, and I listen, and I ask some more, and I listen some more. And the message comes as I write for myself, and it’s beautiful, and it’s quite clear! And then I read the Medicine Cards, and it’s all confirmed in there, including this:

“The most important message from Spider is that you are an infinite being who will continue to weave the patterns of life and living through time. Do not fail to see the expansiveness of the eternal plan.”

The universe is always sharing its unconditional love. Every so often I’m lucky enough to be able to receive the invitation and accept it. It may not look like it at the surface, but that’s why you always gotta dig a little deeper.

6.  What would you like us to know about love?

Maybe LOVE is just an idea. A distraction even. When all the tricks and traps of your clever mind are stripped away, what is there really?

What really matters? 

What do you feel you are really here on earth for?

What’s your soul crying for?

What is your heart of hearts longing for?

Try and ask yourself those questions, and then listen for the answer. Always listen for the call of your Spirit.

Hear that calling and do something genuine from your TRUE SOUL. Use just a tiny ounce of your vast potential to help serve others creatively, and I’m confident that no matter who you are, you eventually will find whatever you seek. 

(And if by chance you feel you’re already doing something creative and service-oriented along those lines, and you’re still stuck or not finding whatever you’re searching for, then try something different! Be a little crazy, do things differently, try a new flavor, or try just taking small, calculated risks more often.)

Life is short. The universe is whispering. Your seeds await.

It doesn’t have to be so damn complicated.

Love,
Satya

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Satya Colombo is a writer, artist, healer and consultant for creative rebels and inspired entrepreneurs. Sought after for his unconventional Fierce Wisdom approach, he works with leading visionaries and conscious companies to help awaken their brands and develop life-changing ventures.

Author of FLOW, creator of the Soul-Fire Code and the Fire of Love Experience. Loves playing the ukulele, meditating, diving in the ocean, exploring new worlds and bringing magic to life. Traveling the world, working from abroad and searching for his own paradise since 2012, he can be found at Fierce Wisdom with Satya Colombo.

Note from Satya: I’ve developed some very unique personal projects over the past few years, including the live Fire of Love Experience, which is a life-changing group program that’s coming up this Spring-Summer.

I like to send out a personal newsletter a few times per month, and I also have a free course and Flow Kit for my subscribers that includes some really great resources for your journey.

What’s it all about…?

Through developing a better relationship with the Five Master Elements, your energy, and your Self, you can experienced awakening joy, ease, Soul Fire and Flow in your life and work. That’s what the Soulfire Course & Flow Kit is all about! You can get it here.

Enjoy! :)

Note from Joy: I have participated in the Fire of Love Experience – I highly recommend it. There is nothing like it on the market today. (And this is not an affiliate link- it’s genuine praise!). The materials are well-organized and abundant – the energy within it is enlivening and inspiring, the connections with other participants are genuine and deep; the invitation is to journey as far inward, to open as wide, as you are “willing to”.

Thank you, Satya!

Dear Reader, Satya says ” Really great music is probably the only art form that can bring us so effortlessly to that feeling of being “in love,” or connected with love.” May you share with us, what is your favorite “connected to love” song and/or what type of music is a connector for you? (when you share, you inspire)

Thank you for your presence! 

(There are five ‘bonus messages’ in this series, so our journey together will continue a bit longer…) 

Much peace and abundant love,
Joy

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  1. ‘Maybe LOVE is just an idea. A distraction even. When all the tricks and traps of your clever mind are stripped away, what is there really?’

    “Love is a sign of our wretchedness. God can only love himself. We can only love something else.

    God’s love for us is not the reason for which we should love. God’s love for us is the reason for us to love ourselves. How could we love ourselves without this motive?

    It is impossible for man to love himself except in this roundabout way.”

    ~ Simone Weil
    Gravity and Grace

    ” He turned his head a certain way and looked at me—really looked, deeply, into my eyes, taking in all of me—and said, “You are so beautiful.” I knew in my heart he wasn’t talking about my physical form. I knew he was seeing my soul.

    By saying this the way he did, with a look of spacious love in his eyes, he invited me to see myself that way too. Healing tears came and I wept because no one had ever spoken to or seen me in that way before.”

    ~ Janice Lynne Lundy

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    Incarnation:

    2. The union of Divinity with humanity in Christ.

    3. A person, animal, or other being, embodying a spirit or deity.

    Peace be with you brother…

    • Thank you for sharing, Rand. I *love* Satya’s question – I am glad you chose to step forward and answer it.

      My “biggest” heart openings have happened after the thought “what are we without our stories”? The energy of love.

      • Joy, we all have our stories and we all want to be read differently than how we are read…especially in regards to love.

        With that said…

        I want to give my thanks to all the beautiful people that have taken the time to answer your questions.

        This has been such a fantastic group effort!

        Do you feel the love?

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        Without our stories:

        “I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
        With my lost saints, — I love thee with the breath,
        Smiles, tears, of all my life! — and if God choose,
        I shall but love thee better after death.”

        Without our stories?

        We are energy of love…

        Without our lives?

        God willing…

        We are energy of love…

        • Thank you, Rand.

          I chose not to read the pieces as I received them; instead, to read one each day that I edited them onto my site. It was *perfect* and a very heart-opening experience, just as I hoped it would be. It is my wish that all whom participated feel inspired/encouraged to center into, celebrate and connect with love.

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