My name is Ivan Nikolov.
My purpose is to help others move away from fear and confusion, and into power and purpose. Also, to elevate my own consciousness to the highest level available to me in this incarnation, and in turn, to help elevate the collective consciousness.
I’ve always liked to ponder weighty questions, like: “Why I do the things that I do?”, Why am I here?”, “Why are we all here?”, “What is the meaning of life?”, “What does it mean to live a good life?” And, so on.
Athleticism has always been a part of my life.
In the earlier part of my life, it was all about me. And, I big part of it was also how I physically looked. That was mainly what I leaned on for confidence and ability to function among other fellow humans. In the later part of my life, my growth focus has moved mostly to the Spiritual level.
On a purely physical level, my current interests lie in being functionally able, efficient, skillful and athletic.
On a Spiritual level, my work looks like re-discovery of my most complete and authentic self by facing fears and self-doubt, by gaining command over self-resistance and by regaining my innocence and freedom – the attributes I showed up with in this world, but later lost under the guidance of well-meaning adults, and through cultural norms and societal pressure to conform.
The primary subjects of interest to me these days are Freedom from Ego-governed fears, Self-doubt, Resistance, and Clarity of purpose and vision, Meaning.
I read a lot about human psychology and metaphysics – self, fear, courage, success, inner strength, fulfillment, freedom. I study what makes us function better as human beings, what makes us the bearers of progress in the world rather than only selfish consumers of resources (which we are). I strive to grow my part of the first category and to diminish my role in the second.
I was born in Bulgaria, a small country in East Europe.
I grew up under the Communist rule. My father was a local communist leader. I was going to become a communist leader had democracy not displaced communism when I was 15 and a half.
I immigrated to the United States when I was 28 – with a relatively poor command in English regardless of studying it seriously before I departed (languages have always interested me but I’ve never excelled in learning them).
Inspiring and empowering others as I raise my consciousness and as I continuously empower myself is what drives me these days. It’s what makes me do what I do.
I consider my top roles in life to be the following: a role model, a teacher, an influencer, and an entrepreneur. Before everything I am, and will always remain, a humble student of life.
I choose to believe that…
>>> Every one of us shows up in physical existence complete, enough, and perfect
>>> Everyone of us can enjoy three freedoms – if they choose to:
1. Freedom to express
2. Freedom to make a choice
3. Freedom to be happy, joyful, blissful
>>> I am spiritual but I am not religious. I believe that structures like organized religion over the centuries and millennia have become mostly tools for control through instilling fear
>>> We are All One – we all are coming from the same place and are all going there. We are actually there now
>>> Linear time doesn’t exist – it’s a human construct. Past doesn’t exist, Future doesn’t exist. There’s only Now
>>> There’s no Good or Bad. There’s no Right or Wrong. These are simply human judgments. All energy is neutral until we give it a label based on our belief systems
>>> There is no Darkness. Darkness is simply the absence of Light
>>> We incarnate and most of us have more than one life, mostly at different linear timelines but all happening now
>>> There’s the Ego and there’s the Higher Self (True Self, Divine Self) that descends directly from the Spirit and is connected directly to Source (All That Is, Creation, God, Universe, etc.)
>>> The True Self already knows what’s best for me now
>>> The highest level of frequency (vibration, energy) is Love/Light. Some of the lowest frequencies are Fear, Anger, Despair, Frustration
>>> Life doesn’t happen to us, it happens through and by us
>>> Living a Mediocre life is a Choice
>>> Victimhood is a Choice
>>> Everybody and Everything has a Purpose (a Reason to exist)
>>> Your ultimate Purpose is a Purpose that is bigger than You
>>> The Key to living a Fulfilled Life is discovering your Purpose and creating forward momentum toward your Purpose past Fear, Resistance, and Limitation
>>> Stepping into your Power, creating Clarity, learning to go past Fears and Limitations has nothing to do with learning new stuff or acquiring new skills. It has everything to do with forgetting, shedding layers, and re-membering (rejoining the level of Freedom that we all gave up while growing up)
>>> I deeply respect all other viewpoints, philosophies, values. I don’t have to agree with them in order to respect them
>>> I have no desire to change anyone. I am willing to support anyone to the degree to which they are willing to transform themselves
>>> I don’t have expectations from others. I have no attachment to outcome
>>> The highest gift I can give someone is the gift of my full, undivided, judgment-free, ego-free attention – in a state of heightened awareness… In other words, to help them feel under-stood
>>> I don’t submit to ‘Foolish Consistency’! My philosophies and values my change tomorrow (even today). This is what I find valuable to believe in right now!