Sammy Gara is a devoted mother, and a loving grandmother to a lively little boy. As a nationally and internationally renowned speaker, she is a sincere life coach, infusing Asian Zen principles with the easeful lifestyle of the Western culture, establishing the foundation for her body of teachings, “Zen Living.”
Trusting in the universal power of unconditional love, compassion and self-centering as pathways to personal and planetary peace, Sammy speaks eloquently for the underlying unity behind all religions, faiths, and human desires. Facing hundreds of thousands of regular audience worldwide, she invites people from different walks of life to come together, and support each other to practice the Laws of Love - “One World, One People.” Her vision is for all of us to participate in the gradual healing of the collective consciousness, so that humanity as a whole may progress towards peace.
As a young woman, Sammy was fascinated with the mysteries of the Universe. She taught herself meditation, comparative religion, spirituality, and other body-mind-spirit and metaphysical subjects. In her early twenties, she became a single mother, and found herself growing powerfully in strength and grace while balancing between parenthood and self-growth. Highly sensitive to different dimensions of energy, she gradually shifted perspectives and expectations, activating new meanings in diverse situations, thus expanding her own consciousness.
Today, she consistently practices awareness by committing to the Present, and is wholeheartedly devoted to remembering her true self from moment to moment in everyday life. She hopes to share the treasures she experienced, and feels gratitude for those who come to her with trust. When she is not traveling, Sammy maintains balance in her life by spending time with loved ones. She enjoys boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, mixed martial arts, volunteering at charity events, and daily meditation.
Sharing practical tools of the Language of Love. Encouraging faith in the positive direction of life. Guiding a journey back to instinctual wisdom. Cultivating trust in intuitive creativity. Shifting from passiveness to empowerment. Embracing gratitude for the little things in life. Journeying from Self-Acceptance, attentive Self-Love towards complete Self–Empowerment. Committing to the Right to Choose at every moment: Happiness, Kindness, Integrity, Respect, and Optimism.
Everything we do, and everyone we meet is part of our path for a special purpose. Everything on the planet exists here to bless us.
Students from North America and Asia have resonated with Sammy’s sincerity and accessibility, and have experienced amazing results. Through them, Sammy has witnessed the power of planting a small subconscious seed. When she shares spontaneously from a heart-centered place, she consistently reminds that at every moment, there is always more than one possible response to whatever comes our way, and it is up to us to discover our individual ways to choose and create on a daily basis.
We are living in a unique and wonderful era. While there are challenges, there are also opportunities to cultivate our profound potential for positive growth. This transitional period is leading us to a new mode of enlightened and spiritually sensible living, where planetary peace will flow between humanity and all life forms on Earth.
Stepping towards Inner Peace. Creating more balanced lives, one human being at a time, leading to a world truly at peace.
Living life in integrity involves saying what you mean, and meaning what you say. By taking responsibility for teaching unconditional love, Sammy is committed to fulfilling her own vision through embodying equanimity, compassion, honesty, and loyalty. She is devoted to loving others in a soulfully responsible way. Fully aligned with her principles in all aspects of everyday life, she communicates from an open place that resonates with those who come with sincere intention.
Strong, positive, loving and healthy thoughts vibrate at a higher level. Negative, harmful and disempowering thoughts vibrate at a lower level. What you think about the most is magnified by your focus, and will manifest in your life.
Operating from a higher frequency, you are more likely to attract the life you desire, leading to happiness, more heartfelt connection with self and others, and a peaceful state of mind.
Sammy believes the most efficient way to nurture growth is for the teacher to walk hand-in-hand with her students on the journey. Therefore, she does not stop at one-way information-delivery, but continues to produce practical tools such as workbooks, audio meditations, long-term online and offline mentorship programs, so that students are guided into an open space to answer their own inquiries, export their own wisdom, and is supported personally by Sammy and the thriving online and offline communities of kindred spirits. Her and her students commit to compassion and kindness both in and out of the learning space.
Initiating the process of self-acceptance, cultivating patience, stepping towards complete self-love, and through a structured process, moving forward into self-empowerment in all aspects of everyday life. Eventual alignment with the Laws of Love will inspire effortless, supportive communication with the Self that overflows into soulful connection with others.
Clarifying the true meaning of key concepts such as “Non-attachment” and “Going with the Flow”, pointing out the nuances in everyday application, exploring the balance between the extremes of the spectrum, answering common questions on the journey towards the Self, sharing tools to recognize the voice of wisdom within amidst volatile emotions, and overcoming the spiritual ego at different stages of the journey so we can steadily step into the next level of growth.
Specifically geared towards manifestation, this long-term mentorship program guides you to clarify your source of inspiration, distinguish between egotistic actions that drain you and inspired visions that elevate you. A step-by-step structure is carefully designed to support you through the process of cultivating a more balanced life in and out, so that you practice remaining centered despite external circumstances, becoming the steady, calm eye of the storm. The teachings and tools will help you grow in awareness and in your ability to self-reflect from higher dimensional realities. You will identify your internal programming (i.e. belief systems), amplify the positive and release the negative, thus opening up to receiving abundance at every moment. When our unlimited potential is unleashed, we naturally and gracefully return to who we truly are.
Sammy supports philanthropic programs that bring financial and emotional support to those in need. She wishes to walk alongside all of us through a path of non-violence, and come to honor each other as human beings.
"Sammy's messages always come to me at the perfect time, reminding me that I am blessed and supported. It also doesn’t hurt that she has such a sweet voice!"
"Sammy stays in God’s light while she's speaking! She is a wonderful person, a magnificent speaker, very informative, and I recommend her very highly."
"I greatly enjoy her seminars. It was good to have a back-to-basics refresher on life - which is just what I needed!"
"Many challenges have been presented to me in the past, and I was caught up in the emotional hurt. Being reminded of shifting my perception put me instantly above the line. I can’t say thank you enough for such powerful and well done presentations."
"Allowing lovely, wonderful, POSITIVE THOUGHTS in your head - in spite of circumstances - helps me with life's flow and breath easier! I’ve learned that I can heal in BABY STEPS. So many thanks to Sammy!"
"I am so very grateful for the 9-day seminar I attended. It was the catalyst to my movement. I am experiencing my life moment by moment. I have discovered the wisdom I possess and I am now awake".
"I have expanded and connected to a level I had never known was possible. My awareness of who I am and who we are fills me full of love. My journey within is supported by the powerful connection established in those 9 days in Cancun at Sammy’s seminar. I continue to wake each day to a blossoming new me."
"After one week back home my personal growth continues to rise. I see others with new light, because - through Effortless Prosperity principals, my dreams, and meditation - I remember more and more of who I AM. It is an unfamiliar feeling, this continual peace and healing…but also indescribably joyous!"
"After being homeless for six months, I was very hungry and went looking for food I came across a meeting that was teaching about Effortless Living. I was welcomed and offered a free meal. I found a place of peace that help me understand my choices and helped me move forward in life."
"I used to always look outside of myself for the answers to life - with family, friends and even google - and what I received was a bunch of different answers that weren't necessarily wrong but were not a custom fit to my circumstances. What Sammy's seminars do is connect you straight to the meaning of every situation in life and give you the ability to heal and grow from it. I am so grateful and cannot wait to do another seminar!"
"I have had the pleasure and honor of working with Sammy behind the scenes while assisting with her life changing seminars. Her beautiful energy and the love she gives is really felt by anyone attending her seminars. She has helped so many people including myself. Her selfless giving and really big heart is felt when she walks in the room. She continues to be an amazing light to everyone who crosses her path. She has not only helped me change my life, I have also gained an amazing friend for life."
"I stepped into an unfamiliar part of myself: one who has expanded more comfort zones and pushed me into new experiences that are rewriting my beliefs and my life. It feels great! All of the groups energy became so high that we had people thanking us for being there. It was so magical to see how other people’s energy was lifted by just being around us. Almost 2 weeks later and still words cannot describe how “in the flow” I still am from the seminar!"
"A true miracle happened to me when I realized that emotions are created and feeling happen as long as I can remember. I’ve been in search of an emotional rescue when all the times, all I had to do was create joy instead of turmoil and allowing love to happen."
"Sammy provided daily meetings here at the Southern Nevada Women’s Correctional Facility for several months and the inmates have been very responsive. I continue to receive feedback from the inmates asking to continue the program as it brings a healthy perspective and positive message to the women who choose to participate. I can’t recommend Sammy enough for programs like this."
"Effortless NOW has been instrumental with the development of my personal growth. I have been apart of this philosophy for many years. Being an Entrepreneur in the Coaching Industrymyself, I have applied the principles and now see things from a different perspective. By applying that “shift of mentality”alone, it has in-turn made a difference in my life both personally and professionally. Samia has a certain way of being within her approach that allows for easy learning and application. Thru her many outlets of teaching you too can tap into her profound ways and have your life change within a moment."