Workshops, Courses, Masterminds, Learning Opportunities
When it comes to manifesting and higher consciousness, what people really seek to know is how to get in touch with their own aliveness, their own personal power — this is where the manifesting magic truly lies.
I first started out giving energy readings for people, reading tarot and astrology. And then I went into life coaching and consulting. What I have found is that people are often very surprised and confused when I show them the difference between living primarily reactively, feeling like life circumstances are constantly happening to you, and living intentionally, feeling like life circumstances are unfolding with a sense of balanced personal power and agency to influence how reality flows and to flow along with it, with greatest ease and least resistance.
You know how it feels when you leave a seminar or a retreat and you feel very energized and enthusiastic to make a positive difference in your life. But then you go home, you get on with your days, you go through your motions, and the motivation wanes.
That is because you were energized momentarily by being in the presence of a person sharing their energy and creating an environment for you to feel that way.
It is unsustainable for you to be dependent on this. Ideally, there is a balance of being in your own power, feeling energized and enthusiastic when you get a boost from others, but the comedown need not feel like the deflation of a bicycle tire when you know how to be in touch with your own aliveness.
This is a workshop video where you will learn how manifesting is really about connection to your personal power.
Get ready to take notes 📝 and have many ah-ha 💡 moments!
How do you feel when there is a pause of silence between words in a conversation?
How do you feel when you are alone with yourself with nothing to do, just quiet?
How do you feel when your schedule is freed up and you're not busy anymore?
Are the thoughts in your head going, going, going seemingly nonstop?
An overstimulated nervous system can feel “normal” when you have had to get used to it for a very long time. You may pride yourself on being a “fighter,” on doing it yourself and getting it done.
I used to pride myself to taking on 11 projects all at once, coordinating 94 people between Beijing, Stockholm, New York, and Los Angeles. Little did I know, the hell I was putting myself through and the burnout was me reenacting what my nervous system knew best — stress, pressure, moving through life at breakneck speed, always trying to make everything work, beating the dead horse for longer than anyone else... Until one day I had a seizure crossing the street in an intersection after getting off the train to commute to work. That's when it dawned on me that you can literally work yourself to death.
Over time, you can disengage yourself from these kinds of self-defeating urges. This is what I teach and train people to do, so that they can breathe and open up to a much more relaxing life of abundant possibilities.
Between stimulus and response lies your power and freedom to choose — and manifest.
You have different brainwave ꕀ states depending on the type of mental activity you are experiencing.
When I had a brain injury shortly after graduating university on October 9, 2014, that severely impacted my ability to think things through, calculate, analyze, and problem solve, it was like losing one sense and sharpening another.
At first, I was desperately confused because I had prided myself on my intellect for so long in my life. Over time, I started to use my intuition more and found that I could gain information without being given all the details. And using your intuition expends far less energy. Energy conservation is key for longterm health recovery and thriving.
What I have found is that I experience way more synchronicities and spontaneous manifestations as a result. For example, the other day, I was browsing books online and found a book, The Introvert Advantage. My curiosity was piqued. The next day, during lunch I took a walk to the library and they were having a sale. The book was sitting right there on the shelf, brand new, for $1. This kind of thing happens for me very frequently. Curious to see if this would work for others, I started teaching people. And it did!
Motivational and inspirational “edutainers” can put on a hell of a show. Think about it, a person can be absolutely brilliant, have perfect grades and extracurricular involvements, pass the MCAT, and become board certified physicians but still not understand or have genuine intuitive insight into the human condition. These days of globalization are information rich and context poor.
This is something I contemplated as a pre-med neuroscience program dropout in my third year. After having won a silver research award on the neuroendocrinology and brain structure changes of extreme stress and trauma, and having had offers from a cardiovascular surgeon and a neurosurgeon for mentorship and career guidance, the general consensus of people around me was, “Are you out of your fucking mind?? You had your whole future ahead of you! What are you thinking??”
I spent months crying and feeling like it was all over for me.
I just couldn’t help but feel like something significant was missing. I spent the next year and a half scrambling to get another degree and found a program that I could DIY called “Global Studies” which was sort of like an “anything goes” pass.
During this time I dove into cultural and linguistic anthropology, ethics, art history, international commerce and politics, world history, environmental and technological issues, race, gender, nationality, diaspora, terror and trauma.
I don’t believe I threw my life or my future away. I learned more about the human condition, and more importantly, the human spirit than I could have ever imagined.
Most people who stumble on manifestation and Law of Attraction immediately approach it from the angle that they learned from childhood attending primary school — problem solve, turn the homework in, and get a grade, maybe with an awesome scratch and sniff “Terrific!” sticker.
This logic does not apply to metaphysics.
At Esalen, a place of learning where bright minds gather in Big Sur, California, spiritual teacher and author Gary Zukav showed up to learn about physics from many of Earthʼs most brilliant physicists. What he learned of physics was that the Chinese word for physics is humankindʼs closest linguistic description of what physics really is — wuli, which translates directly as, “patterns of organic energy.”
Metaphysics means “beyond physics.” So, how do you go beyond patterns of organic energy? This is what you are really trying to do if you are interested in learning how to manifest, how to have agency over your personal reality.
In Mesoamerican shamanic terms, Nagual means Spirit Artist. Shamans are specialists in working with patterns of organic energy and they consider this to be spirit artistry.
When it comes to manifestation and law of attraction, everything you know of perception, reality, energy, yourself, your life, has to be completely flipped upside down and inside out. You need to stop trying to apply learned and conditioned logic and learn the wild, unpredictable way of embracing uncertainty and surrendering deeper to the unknown.
Shamans believe you journey to the underworld where you grapple with the darkness and recover your personal power there before returning to the middle world where we go about our lives here on this planet.
Manifesting is a contemporary reinterpretation of what was formerly known as shamanism.
A shaman works to restore balance and wholeness by addressing the root cause of the problem (the underworld), where personal power is discovered and then one can learn how to work with power, with energy, to produce desired outcomes. In the process, the shaman maintains respect and great care for balance and wholeness while doing so. This is a way the Universe ensures a karmic balance. Karma is really an imbalance of power, an uneven exchange of energy.
This is what I have learned throughout my life experiences, growing up with the spirituality of Hawaiʼi, learning from a shaman and alakaʼi, teachers, of huna (hidden wisdom), studying the teachings of Tibetan meditation masters and Taoism, among many other wonderful teachers I have been fortunate and am deeply grateful to have learned from, and observing the patterns of organic energy of my experiences and interactions of and between my inner and outer worlds.
So, why do you need to know this?
Because manifesting is really a sacred art form worthy of our deep respect. It is a way to connect more deeply with the unfathomable realm of infinite possibilities, the creative energy and intelligence of our Universe, and our Life Force Essence, our mana (Polynesian languages), chi (Eastern languages), prana (Sanskrit).
This is what I teach in my Create the Life You Love Course, a simplified look into our brains, nervous systems, our desires, motives, intentions, and creativity. How we can play and create with energy in such a way that we amplify the energy of our lives, heal our most hidden fears with compassion, and honor the light within ourselves. And, as a result of surrendering and attuning more deeply to our own magic, experiencing more synchronicities and manifesting our truest dreams and desires.
This course has 8 guidance modules and a bonus module from a fabulous guest instructor, Angela Wetzel, who specializes in healing emotional wounding in relationships so that we can see our worthiness, belonging, and interconnectedness with the relationships not only to ourselves and those we love, but all things.
This is my signature course for spiritual seekers who are committed to not only accessing a state of higher consciousness, but co-piloting the rest and best of their lives with their Higher Selves.
My biggest fear in life was the fear of loss. When I was six years old, a golden retriever was hit by a car in front of my house. I was walking home from school and saw it lying there, fur matted with blood. When I was nine years old, my dad, an alcoholic, drove his businesses into the ground, bankrupted and we were homeless. Shortly after this, I was watching him dying in home hospice care, emaciated and jaundiced body contorted, rattled, raspy breath sounding like wind moving through hollow mortal husks of pipes and organs that were failing.
April 24, 2017, I was invited to a dinner party with friends and there were people smoking indoors. I had an asthma attack and near death experience where I met sentient energy beings who gently showed me that neither life nor death are really what we think them to be, and that, as Shakespeare penned, all the world is truly a stage. We mustn’t take it or ourselves too seriously. This is what I learned from my greatest fears realized.
I am so grateful I get to pass this on to you.
“It’s dark because you are trying too hard.
Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly.
Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply.
Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them.
I was so preposterously serious in those days, such a humorless little prig.
Lightly, lightly – it’s the best advice ever given me.
When it comes to dying even.
Nothing ponderous, or portentous, or emphatic.
No rhetoric, no tremolos, no self conscious persona putting on its celebrated imitation of Christ or Little Nell.
And of course, no theology, no metaphysics.
Just the fact of dying and the fact of the clear light.
So throw away your baggage and go forward.
There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair.
That’s why you must walk so lightly.
Lightly my darling, on tiptoes and no luggage, not even a sponge bag, completely unencumbered.”
― Aldous Huxley, Island, the last book he wrote
A.A. Psychology: Behavioral sciences studies encompassing general, cognitive, neurological, physiological, developmental, intercultural, abnormal, personality, and social psychology
B.A. Global Studies: Study of problems of Technological, Cultural, Political, Economic, and Environmental Globalization requiring innovative approaches to understanding of power, exchange, creativity, and social life
15+ years of training in meditation and mindfulness
12+ years of experience with public speaking
11+ years of working with multinational corporations, non-profits, and NGO's in an international business culture liaison capacity
5+ years of entrepreneurship experience starting up and running her own multimedia publishing agency
5 + years of exemplary project management leadership experience in the digital entertainment media industry, working with major studios such as Sony Pictures Entertainment, NBCUniversal, Hulu, Netflix, Paramount, Fox, Disney
Silver award winning research on neuroendocrinological and neurophysiological effects of sustained stress and trauma on the brain and nervous system
• United Nations Development Programme cultural exchange between the United States and Iraq
• Polio vaccine distribution, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
• Cultural communications training for police officers
• Cultural awareness training for public education school enrolled students
• Politicization of trade and commerce research, Port of Los Angeles, Toyota Motor Corporation Logistics; senior editor and team lead of manuscript published on research findings on trade logistics in California
• LAANE (Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy) advocate for musicians employed in film and entertainment
• Mural work, sewer drain tagging, local news broadcast presentation for marine conservation
• September 11 mural in collaboration for New York City fire department
• Membership, American Horticultural Society, The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, Sherman Library and Gardens, Portland Japanese Garden
When they learn of my life experiences, a lot of people say, “HOLY CRAP you’ve done A LOT! How old are you??” or “Sheesh, with all that you have been through, I don’t know what the heck I’ve got to complain about!”
This Beyoncé song is the theme song of my life.
When I was 9 years old, a teacher, Mr. Cox, gently led me out of my classroom to take me to a testing center, where I was identified as being Gifted. Since then, I came to realize that I was neuroatypical and set apart, intellectually, creatively, neurobiologically. This is when I truly began to grasp the sense of neurodiversity and conscious evolution.
The work of Dr. Mary-Elaine Jacobsen has helped me to learn what it truly means to be Gifted and to live to my fullest potential by bypassing and deliberately ignoring societal rules and norms for progress, growth, success, and fitting in so that I can live my own truth, breathe easy, and really feel like I have permission to be me.
“Gifted people cannot escape a sense of calling, a mandate to put their abilities to the test of time and constructive purpose. This is the true legacy of giftedness, the sense of responsibility to leave something valuable behind.”
― Mary-Elaine Jacobsen, The Gifted Adult: A Revolutionary Guide for Liberating Everyday Genius
Sign up for emails, a free workbook that complements my book, Written into Reality: The Art of Co-creating Your Dreams to Life, and free weekly coaching emails.
“Emma weaves magic with her words, her energy and her wisdom. Her encyclopedic knowledge resides at the intersection of brain science, personal development, marketing, spiritual teachings and real life experience from the school of hard knocks. Her intuition-led coaching style gently guides and invites self reflection, empowering each individual to discover their own path and their own unique way of sharing their gifts... I call it ‘Soul alignment on steroids’.” — Tammy
"The best thing about working with Emma is how comfortable she makes you feel. As well as the vast amount of knowledge she has that is so helpful in pointing you in the right direction." — Joy
“I felt inspired and uplifted. The best thing was Emma’s enthusiasm, acceptance, and encouragement! I would recommend Emma for sure. No doubt she will be behind you a thousand percent.” — Elizabeth
“I've found clarity in so many areas of my life. Especially my business and finding a way I can share my message in a way I can fully stand behind. It's brought me to tears and has let my heart feel safe and open again.” — Dana
“That was amazing. It all resonated deeply, was encouraging, and very helpful… I have chills. This was so relevant. Thank you so much. :)” — Diana
“I felt motivated to get more involved with my meditation practices.” — Isaac
“I felt very uplifted in your presence.” — Lucy
“I feel so seen! You are giving so much, it’s incredible. I don’t know how you are giving this much energy.” — Sherri
“There are ways that you teach concepts that I feel like I knew about but not in the way that you present them. What you are doing is going to be big.” — Theresa