John Castagnini is the Visionary Founder and CEO of Thankgodi.com, a best-selling author, speaker and consultant on the practical application of universal principles. John’s iconoclastic and controversial thinking has put him at the forefront of the personal/spiritual development community.
As seen on ABC-TV, The Huffington Post, and in the Hollywood feature Discover The Gift with his Holiness the Dalai Lama.
The work John shares is the culmination of his personal pursuit of life’s big questions:
- What are the laws governing our universe and our personal connection to it?
- How does one better understand and master one’s thoughts and emotions?
- How does one get clarity on their unique purpose, how to live it and link it to building wealth?
- How does one discover and follow a path of wisdom?
As a teenager, John started delving into philosophy, lyrics and writing his own poetry . “I was studying the martial arts, and I felt this innate energy guiding me to look for something deeper inside and without. When I read Quantum Healing by Deepak Chopra, and he spoke about the microcosm and the macrocosm, I could literally feel the expansion of my being.”
John was led to the healing arts where he attended Chiropractic school and completed a Biology degree. “The hidden wisdom of the Universe was my pursuit,” he says. John set out to devour the great minds and the great mysteries with the hope of achieving deeper understandings to share wisdom with humanity.
Then John drew into his life two great friends who helped shape his vision: Dr. Wayne Dyer and Dr. John Demartini.
From Wayne Dyer, John learned the power of asking quality questions in order to manifest specific results. He was particularly inspired by Dr. Dyer’s emphasis on all of us existing as spiritual beings who are living within the human experience. But unlike Dr. Dyer, John is quick to point out…
“My work is very specific in sharing that humans are not the sole creators of their experiences. I was well aware there were two sides to life and that no matter how hard we tried, were still going to experience crap in life.”
During the ten years John spent alongside Dr. Demartini, he helped to share with thousands of people how to carry their conscious mind to a state of presence and gratitude. John then went on to extend that education by creating what eventually came to be known as his series entitled The Power of Perfection®.
After years of study and serving others in transcending challenges a major turning point in John’s life occurred when his mother died.
“I was studying universal principles and emotions, for over fifteen years but when my mom – my best friend – died at age 56, my entire being was put to the test. At first I was furious and guilt ridden. I doubted everything I had learned. I realized that it was time to walk my walk. Seven days after mom transitioned I challenged myself to discover the ‘perfection/balance’ in her death. Within thirty days, after a miraculous experience, I became clear that the meaning of her life and her death were a creation of my own mind. Through her transformation, through my coming to terms with it, The Thank God I series was spawned,” John says.
That new direction turned out to inspire the creation of Thank God I…®.
“In consulting with women who were abused , raped or molested, several of them came forward to express how they were finally thankful for what they went through… between these amazing women and what I learned from my own challenge, it became a life mission. The result was an inspired team of people working together to help one another evolve past their illusions to experience the actuality of perfection,” John adds.
Rape, death, divorce, alcoholism…
In John’s world, “ALL events are perfect. That does not mean they always ‘feel’ perfect. In fact half of our life will feel like crap! The perfection that exists is the perfect balance of experiencing positive and negative. Our challenge is in evolving past either illusion, that of positive or negative, to transcend judgment and appreciate in presence what is, as it is…”
John Castagnini was born in New York City, holds a degree in Biology from California State University, and attended Chiropractic school. Dedicated to uniting mind, body, heart, and soul toward masterful expression, John is the author of several books: Treasures Within – Meditation with a Friend (co-authored with Halley Elise), Making Love with Poetry, Between Angels and Demons, and How to Say I Love You in EVERY Language.
John has been featured on ABC-TV, in The Huffington Post, and was recently filmed alongside his Holiness The Dalai Lama in the Hollywood feature film, Discover the Gift. John is the founder and CEO of Thankgodi.com, a channel dedicated to expanding the practice of equilibration, appreciation and gratitude to overcome life challenges expressing the experience of the personal stories from people all around the world.
Thank God I… is a bestselling series that has published hundreds of authors around the world and has been endorsed by a plethora of leaders in the personal development field, including both creators of Chicken Soup for the Soul. John is also a founding member and co-owner with Demian Lichtenstein and Rick Wake of Equilibrium Entertainment, a media company advancing cutting edge entertainment.
“‘Making Love with Poetry’ is more than just another insightful series of poems. It is a collection of meaningful messages from the depths of John Castagnini’s heart and soul. You cannot read these gems without contemplating the possibilities of your dreams and your infinite potential.”
– Dr John F. Demartini
Bestselling Author of The Breakthrough Experience: A Revolutionary New Approach to Personal Development