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SARK: Miracles, Fear and Living a Juicy Life

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SARK: Miracles, Fear and Living a Juicy Life

I love SARK. Really, I do.

Lovely, bubbly, funny and wildly original, SARK has a way of viewing life – and our daily experiences– that is downright fabulous.

I was first introduced to SARK, best-selling author, artist and transformational teacher, at one of her fantastic sessions at Celebrate Your Life in Phoenix in November 2009. I recently had the opportunity to sit down and have tea with her in San Francisco and a delightful conversation ensued. Here are excerpts from our tete-a-tete.

Care2: You offer something called “couching”. What is it and how does it work?

SARK: It’s my own unique blend of therapy, mentoring, and coaching. I was bored with the word coaching, and I knew it needed to be a SARK word. It came to me in a dream, as most good things do, why don’t I offer ‘couching’? Most changes take place really swiftly with a relaxed mind, so when I work with people over the phone we are both usually laying down, whether it is on a couch or a bed.

Do you remember as a child when you would be with a friend and someone needed to get over the fence, and you would lace your hands together and they would put their foot in it and you would help them up over the fence? That is what I feel like I do with couching. I am like the ‘fence-booster’.

C2: What is the most common issue people are dealing with?

SARK: Fear.

Fear of starting. Fear of continuing. Fear of living what I call a dry, cracked life – the opposite of living a juicy life.

People have ‘adventure amnesia’. They know something is missing but they don’t know what it is. And it is the sense of adventure. Because we are meant to have adventures every day. We are meant to go out like full cups of love, sharing overflow with everything and everyone we meet. And of course, we don’t always feel that way.

I teach and practice processes to assist when we don’t feel that way, just as much as when we do. Because we can learn from when we don’t feel that way, just as much as when we do.

One of the practices I do is called miracle walks. I recommend that people go out of their houses or offices, put hands up open palms and say ‘Miracle find me now.’ And then start walking and notice what happens. I do these all of the time and I have endless stories of miracles. Because the miracles are so excited to come and find someone to play with. And often we are rushing around when we walk or are doing errands or are on some sort of exercise vigil and there is no time to be looking or breathing or stopping anywhere.

I leave notes for people at houses or in gardens that say, “I love your garden. I’m a wonderful person, would you like to invite me to tea?” I’ve gone to so many wonderful houses and gardens. Wouldn’t you love to receive an invitation like that?

So extending surprising invitations to people instead of just walking around thinking that there is nothing fun going on or no adventures here.

The other day I was walking on one of my miracle walks  and found what I thought was a crumpled piece of paper in the crook of a tree and it turned out to be a ten-dollar bill. So I proved that money grows on trees.

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Robyn Hessinger

Robyn Hessinger was formerly Care2’s Editor-In-Chief. As a veggie-loving yogini and Reiki Master/Teacher, Robyn is passionate about holistic health and wellness, green living, and animal advocacy. She believes that everyone can make a difference.

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10:07AM PST on Nov 5, 2012

This is wonderful-so SARK. Thank you.

1:52PM PDT on Oct 26, 2011

Thanks so much for this. I've only read A Creative Companion, but I know great chunks of it by heart and have given it as a present. I'm looking forward to reading more of her stuff - and, of course, finding out what she has to say on Care2.

6:31AM PDT on May 18, 2011

THANK YOU

6:36PM PST on Nov 11, 2010

This is the first time I have heard of her. I will have to read some of her books now. Thanks for the article.

11:31AM PDT on Oct 4, 2010

yep fear

12:27PM PDT on Sep 26, 2010

I am thrilled to learn that SARK is joining the Care2 team! I have followed and read her books for years now,and her perspective on life is so refreshinf, and uplifting! She is one of those you can't help but feel a smile as you absorb her wisdom. Thank you SARK, just for being..

5:03PM PDT on Jun 23, 2010

I am completely unfamiliar with SARK. I love learning something new every day. The comments made here have piqued my interest even more than the actual article did, although the article was very good, too. Thank all of you for the article and for all of the comments.

2:16PM PDT on Jun 18, 2010

Great thing about the city I live in is that we are big into recycling. I always find bags of books and sometimes those books seem like they were hand picked for me. I found one of Sark's books this way along with a Leo Buscaglia book (that I love!!!) When I found it I thought it was a bit far out for me but I was still letting fear run me then. I will have to give it another look because she is doing what I have been trying to bring into my life. A sense of whimsy. Everyday. Terrible things are happening in the world but I can only change what I can. I realised I could never change the world for better if I was negative and fearful. Namaste. Peace.

11:58AM PDT on Jun 9, 2010

I am glad that someone out there has the aspiration to reveal people to the light and guide them to do so

3:07PM PDT on Jun 6, 2010

Thanks for the great article.

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