Live in gratitude. Be thankful for EVERYTHING! Acknowledge everything that shows up in your reality is the result of a belief or choice you made in the past. Don’t like it? Own it, thank it, let it go, and choose something else!
The term Blue Zones has been used to describe places where people live long and healthy lives. What exactly does it take to live a long and healthy life? What is the science and the secret behind longevity and life extension? In this series, we are talking to medical experts, wellness experts, and longevity experts to share “5 Things You Need To Live A Long, Healthy, & Happy Life”. As a part of this series, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Daniel Tuttle, CF.
Daniel is an Access Consciousness Certified Facilitator, ThetaHealing Instructor, and founder of “Metamoprhesia; Living a 5D Existence in a 3D Reality”, a set of tools that invites the seeker to live their dreams across all dimensions. In addition to maintaining and growing a successful private practice, he actively travels the globe from Asia (China, Bali) to The Americas (US, Mexico) empowering beings to follow their knowing and live the “impossible” dream.
Thank you so much for joining us! Our readers would love to “get to know you” a bit better. Can you tell us a bit about your ‘backstory’?
Thank you for the invitation! I am grateful to connect with all of you who are asking for the space to live your best life! I am grateful to you, Savio, for the work you are doing to bring so many different possibilities to the forefront of this discussion!
What if the past was the present and the present the creation of the future? What would it take for us to live “Beyond Old Sh*T” (The title of one of my courses “Becoming the B.O.S. of your Life”) to tell our story from the present?
My work as a born intuitive began as early as 8 years old. Seeking various outlets to express and experience my gifts, I invested my energy and time into pursuing a career in entertainment as a professional actor. Metaphysics and the spiritual world, so to speak, were not something that was ever considered viable in my southern upbringing, until a powerful awakening in 2017 that set me free to live by my infinite being and embody my dreams.
Can you share with us the most interesting story from your career? Can you tell us what lessons or ‘takeaways’ you learned from that?
The most amazing stories from my career are the ones in which I see my clients and students truly living their dream. While those (Thankfully!) are many and each one as powerful as the last, I would have to say my work with Young Adults and Children remains some of the most rewarding experiences. At 31 I was thrown into Rikers Island Jail in New York, (ok, not as a criminal, but as a teacher. The drama is still exciting ☺ ) to deliver a program called “Spirituality for Teens” to empower incarcerated youth there. One day I was teaching a class on having a vision of your dreams. In the class, I gave each student a giant piece of butcher paper and told them to imagine that the paper was a blank check from the universe and that anything they drew or wrote on the paper would actualize. There was one young man that always sat in the back of the class, with his head on his desk. He never participated and always slept through the lessons. After completing the exercise, I lead the discussion and described what I had drawn on my paper; An Oscar (I was also a professional actor at the time), A book that I had written, A globe with points expanding all over the world that I wanted to visit, an astrological constellation (At the time I wanted to be an Astrologer, which I am now) and then I filled in every space I could find on the page with as many smiling faces, indicating my desire to live in a world where everyone was happy and living their dream.
As I finished describing my paper, the sleeping young man lifted his head off the desk and raised his hand.
I called on him immediately.
“How you expect to win a Oscar award and make all them people wantin’ to live they dream if you ain’t livin’ yours teaching a bunch of broke down crackheads in here?”
I froze. He was right.
I saved myself at that moment and I told him that in addition to winning that Oscar, a part of my dream was empowering each of them to know that there is a different way of life once they got out of jail. That they can live THEIR dream, empowered by the ability to know they have CHOICES. Winning an Oscar for me, or so I believed, was a way to have a bigger platform to share my ultimate dream of making the world a better place.
I left that class realizing that I couldn’t possibly teach what I was unwilling to choose myself. I can say because of that young man, I do what I do today and am truly thriving doing so.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful for who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story about that?
Interestingly enough, these two stories are connected. My “Boss” at the time for that organization, Spirituality for Kids (SFK), was a powerful being, and now my dear friend and teacher, Sara Yardeni. Around 2008 or so Sara left SFK and moved to London. 5 or so years later, Sara and I reconnected when she moved to New York, where she became my Kabbalah teacher, and Dahn Yoga Master. Her passion and purpose had turned towards healing and one day Sara said to me “Daniel, you are a healer. When are you going to step into that gift?” Her words pierced me right to the core. She had called out something I was unwilling to look at and choose. Shortly after that, I began searching and training in many different modalities, namely ThetaHealing by Vianna Stibal, and Access Consciousness, both of which I now offer and teach various classes all over the world.
You are a successful leader. Which three character traits do you think were most instrumental to your success? Can you please share a story or example for each?
Once you know, you know. After that, you can never go back and bury your face in the sand again claiming to not know what makes your life greater. While you perceive it may not always be “easier”, the abundance of lightness it creates in your life is far greater than anything you knew before. One of the best traits that I have stepped into in my life that just keeps growing in its awareness is my ability to ALWAYS see that there is a choice! Wow! How long did I live making excuses, perpetuating being a victim, or just simply being lazy?
Another is kindness. I truly choose to live and believe in karma. Anything and everything that happens to me is a result of a choice I made in the past. While I may not be able to correct the past, I can choose more of what I want my life to be like in the present. I want to be surrounded by kindness; therefore, I am super conscious of being kind even when it seems impossible.
While this may seem like a contradiction to all this lovely spiritual stuff, one of my true gifts and one I think is imperative to being a strong leader is to truly not care what other people think of you. As one of my teachers always said, “How others see you, is none of your business, how you see YOURSELF is what truly matters”. This takes mastery in the Art of Letting go, and while I am getting better at it every day, it’s a process!
Ok, thank you for all that. Now let’s shift to the main focus of our interview about health and longevity. To begin, can you share with our readers a bit about why you are an authority in the fields of health, wellness, and longevity? In your opinion, what is your unique contribution to the world of wellness?
I appreciate your acknowledgment of me as an authority! Wow, that feels very light in my world. Thank you. I think my unique contribution to the field is quite paradoxical, to be honest, and I think that’s what makes my practice unique. My clients don’t come to me to be told to drink their celery juice, meditate daily, and get plenty of exercise. Though if that is a contribution to them, all is encouraged. What I know to be true is that EVERYTHING in this reality is from a point of view, or a belief. THESE are the things that are creating our lives! If you truly believe that you will live to be 150 years old, then you absolutely will! If you believe that you must go through the same things your ancestors did at certain ages — then guess what??? YOU WILL!
Beliefs can be tricky though because there are deep subconscious beliefs too that we are mostly unaware of that we dig for in my sessions (done intuitively) and uproot to plant new ones.
Seekers throughout history have traveled great distances and embarked on mythical quests in search of the “elixir of life,” a mythical potion said to cure all diseases and give eternal youth. Has your search for health, vitality, and longevity taken you on any interesting paths or journeys? We’d love to hear the story.
I once knew a man who was 99 years old. He was so vital, and such a powerful being. Funny too. He said to me “It’s nice you do all this spiritual stuff, but what will really make you live a long, fulfilling life is a shot of tequila for breakfast, good sex, and a nice cigar every once in while!’ When I asked him if he was walking that talk, he said “absolutely”. Not so convinced, I asked one of the women who cared for him, she confirmed for me that he often took Viagra and would connect with other ladies at the retirement home!!!! I later learned that during covid he chose to leave this world. When I went into meditation to connect to his departed soul, he told me “I was bored, so I left”!
How does it get any better than that?
Also, my Dad used to say to me “I look forward to everyday”
When I would ask him “Why?” he would say …
“Because I get better-looking every day, and another day I get to spend with your Mama!”
While it used to make my younger self cringe, I now find myself telling myself the same thing!
What if that was the elixir, we have all been looking for?
Based on your research or experience, can you please share your “5 Things You Need To Live A Long & Healthy Life”? (Please share a story or an example for each)
- Practice Kindness. Mainly to yourself first, then you’ll be able to practice it with others.
- Laugh Profusely. Mainly at yourself first, then at all those so-called challenges that life throws you!
- Ask a hell of a lot of questions! There is a Caveat here, and that is don’t even attempt to try to answer them. Let the universe show you! For example, every day I wake up and ask “Who am I today, and what grand and glorious adventures await me?” See what shows up! You see, when you try to answer those questions, you are already living in the conclusion of what YOU think is possible, instead of what the universe wants to contribute to you!
- Say “I Love You” more. Mainly to yourself, then to everyone who moves you. Too many people are afraid to say I love you and it breaks my heart. We are afraid of being hurt or of being let down by those we don’t trust. When you say “I love you” do it without an agenda, do it without expecting them to say it back. Just do it.
- Live in gratitude. Be thankful for EVERYTHING! Acknowledge everything that shows up in your reality is the result of a belief or choice you made in the past. Don’t like it? Own it, thank it, let it go, and choose something else!
Can you suggest a few things needed to live a life filled with happiness, joy, and meaning?
Yes. CHOOSE all the above! These things are nice and all but if you don’t choose them, they’ll never work!
Some argue that longevity is genetic, while others say that living a long life is simply a choice. What are your thoughts on this nature vs. nurture debate? Which is more important?
What if genetics were just beliefs that we inherited from our ancestors? What if we could acknowledge that some of those deep-rooted beliefs simply are not serving us? What if we could just choose greater and more supportive beliefs?
Life sometimes takes us on paths that are challenging. How have you managed to bounce back from setbacks in order to cultivate physical, mental, and emotional health?
What if we transformed our awareness of what a challenge is into an opportunity? I remember once teaching a group of kids about effort and challenge. I put them under a little bit of stress in a thrilling game, they got super roweled up, screaming and jumping about. Then asked them to sit and watch a movie. Both the game and the movie were fun, but the challenging game was a hell of a lot more memorable! What if we looked for challenges so that we could overcome them instead of avoiding them?
Can you please give us your favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Do you have a story about how that was relevant in your life?
Oh yes. My teacher, Gary Douglass, Founder of Access Consciousness said, “If people truly learned to relax, they would receive about 70% more of what they are asking for!’
I heard him say this a few years ago and now every time I choose the interesting point of view that I must work VERY hard, spend A LOT of money, or sacrifice anything to get what I am asking for, I remember this quote and realize that simply asking is enough! What if the hardest part of that was actually just the relaxing and receiving part?
You are a person of enormous influence. If you could start a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger. 🙂
I’ve gotten in a little bit of trouble for this one (remember I am “The Provocative Intuitive”!) so, dear reader, listen carefully … my life-changing advice is simple: WHO FUCKING CARES?????
Stop making things sooooo significant and soooo important! LIVE your life presently and care SO MUCH that you don’t care what anyone thinks! Now that doesn’t mean to go around and say F.U. to others, quite the contrary — when someone pisses you off or hurts you or lies or cheats on you … you say to yourself this very powerful little mantra which I am certain you will never forget now, and then you choose something else.
And make sure you do it with kindness.
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This was very inspiring. Thank you so much for the time you spent on this. We wish you only continued success.