“The world is an illusion. Enjoy the ride!”
Prior to making ‘the Leap’ into filmmaking and seminar teaching, Chad was an entrepreneur operating a computer consulting company in northern Colorado. In 2005, Chad watched the documentary ‘What the Bleep Do We Know?’ The science discussed in the film provided the piece Chad needed to understand how Quantum Mechanics influence daily life. This understanding sparked his awakening and co-creation of Leap! The Movie with Isaac Allen (http://www.leapmovie.com). Chad has found his niche—teaching, coaching, and filmmaking. He enjoys helping people grow through understanding philosophical concepts. The key to it all is choosing a way to look at life’s challenges that leaves you empowered.
Q: How did these experiences change you?
A: I’m both Mario in the video game and the programmer who designed it. As the programmer, I decided to jump into the game and have my awareness shift from the programmer’s perspective to that of Mario, the character in the game. With this awareness shift, it is easy to get sucked into the drama of being Mario and judge events as good or bad. When I return my awareness to that of the programmer, I realize I create everything in the game—my divorce, father’s death, car crash, etc. From this viewpoint, it is easy to see the perfection in everything. It is only when I have Mario’s perception that “problems” exist.
Q: What are your practices for connecting to your higher purpose?
A: I return to the awareness that I am the programmer. I remind myself that I put on the skin suit known as Chad so I can play the game in a world of limitations. These limitations, or rules, make the game more fun—just as they do in sports or video games. What fun would it be if I could create whatever I wanted—if my team got a touchdown every time? So my practice is to connect to who I really am by remembering that when things aren’t going my way (from the skin suit’s perspective), I let go of how I think they should be. When I do, it’s funny how everything works out perfectly in the end.
For the rest of the interview, please check out the book, Seek The Lover Within: Lessons from 50 Spiritual Leaders.