Surviving ‘Reality’

Surviving ‘Reality’

“Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists. Therein lies the peace of God.” This is in the intro to a self-study path to peace text called A Course in Miracles (ACIM). I have been an ACIM student for many years, and the lessons in the text always seem to transcend my little-mindedness and yet meet me directly in the heart of my reality.

I just wrapped filming a reality show, basically a show that all my mentors advised against doing. For me, something was telling me ‘yes,’ and I had to trust that. I have survived through various crumblings of my own reality. I’ve survived psychiatric conditions and institutions, growing up gay in an Evangelical Christian bubble and survived my various addictions. The last hurdle was the proof that life was meant for joy and love and I was meant to be free.

When I said ‘yes’ to doing the reality show, I said ‘yes’ to expanding my capacity for freedom. I did so fearlessly and it informed my whole experience. I love when I am present in reality and I react to facts. I love when I am able to walk through every fear with faith and never once fully close my heart.

This 8-part series is all about how a reality TV show taught me how to live and love deeper. Each week, following each episode, I will release posts sharing my secret insight into the experience and my sacred techniques for getting stronger and clearer through the process. This is your invitation to re-live this daring adventure with me, because, in the end, this experience only holds value to me if it helps me connect more to you.

All the good,

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