Don Jose Ruiz is a Toltec Master of Transformation and modern-day Shaman. He is a direct descendant of the Toltecs of the Eagle Night lineage and is the son of don Miguel Ruiz. He is the author of The Fifth AgreementRipples of Wisdom, and My Good Friend the Rattlesnake. Along with his family, he teaches workshops and offers transformational journeys around the world.

Jose starts by talking about the underworld as a metaphor for personal growth.  He says that when we face our demons, we are facing our fears and how we use the word against ourselves.

When we experience emotional pain, we enter the underworld.  But when we find our medicine and learn to heal our heartbreak, we grow in spirit, wisdom, and maturity.  In this way, we start to believe in ourselves, and we bring our light into the world.

The most important thing Jose took away from the underworld is faith in himself.  He discovered his greatest ally – and that ally is himself.  And the key to this is gratitude for life.

Jose says that in the darkness, seeds are being planted.  In this way, we must live our light and live our peace.

It’s easy to blame others.  However when we play the blame game, we suppress ourselves and give up our power.  But, there comes a time when we find our divinity.  Jose says that true spirituality is when we support the love of our life that is ourselves.

Jose also reminds us that inspiration creates the artist.  And when we share our wisdom, it creates ripples that travel endlessly and eternally throughout the universe.

Jose shares how he practices gratitude.  He says sometimes when his body feels anxious or fearful, he stops replaying the patterns from the past and instead returns to the gratitude for being alive.  And he says gratitude leads us to self-forgiveness.

Simply put, Jose says, “I’m not a guru, I’m not a teacher, I’m just someone who is grateful to be alive.”

In the end, Jose and I have a little surprise – we join our voices together and sing “LET IT BE” by the Beatles.

if you want to learn more about Jose, his books as well as his upcoming series of live events, you can find him here:

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