One of things that the recent history of eastern teachers coming to the west has left out is healing the heart. In eastern cultures, there is more community and a greater focus on relationship. In the west, there is a much stronger focus on individuality, especially in North America.
As a result, the flow of meditation and related practices to the west has created a bit of a gap for many practitioners. There is an assumption that meditation will take care of everything. And to some extent this is true. What it leaves out though is that we live in … Continue Reading…
Many people are very ripe for waking and waking up is now very easy. The problem for many long term on the path is that they are seeking their ideas of what enlightenment is. They are using their mind to seek what is beyond mind and these expectations are getting in the way.
Self is very simple, natural, quiet.
So sometimes, an event comes up to shake us loose. Or the perfect things is heard. Or there is a teacher/vehicle that comes along and says – there it is. But really its usually a combination of things. And then … Continue Reading…
Judith is a highly intuitive Psychiatrist I met in Vancouver about a year ago. She gave a presentation on empathy and empathics. Recently, she has been releasing a series of short videos on YouTube.
“I’ll cover topics including intuition, dreams, transforming negative emotions, and how to tap the power within.”
Today, I’m pleased to offer “Intuitive Decision Making: The Power of Positive Intention.”
In recent explorations of the human growth and development cycle, it became apparent to me that each stage of the growth spiral requires a release. A letting go.
Letting go of the group to become the individual, letting go of dependency to become self-responsible, letting go of individuality to rejoin the whole. This cycle is reflected at various stages, such as the child letting go of the mother and the teenager breaking away from parents.
Thus, the growth cycle is about defining who we are uniquely, then rejoining the whole.
Soon, it becomes apparent that everything is either fullness or … Continue Reading…
“There is a saying in Zen, “When the realization is deep, your whole being is dancing.” For realization to be complete it has to hit on 3 levels – head, heart, and gut. You can have a very clear enlightened mind, but your being won’t be dancing. Then, when the heart starts to open along with the mind, your being starts to dance. Then everything comes alive. And when your gut opens up, there is that deep, deep, unfathomable stability where that opening, who is you, just died into transparency. You are dancing – the emptiness is dancing.”
— AdyaShanti, … Continue Reading…
“To offer no resistance to life is to be in a state of grace, ease, and lightness. This state is not dependent upon things being a certain way, good, or bad. Watch any animal and let it teach you acceptance of what is. Observe its surrender to the Now. Let it teach you Being.”
“Make it a habit to ask yourself: What’s going on inside me at this moment? That question will point you in the right direction. Don’t analyze, just watch. Focus your attention within. Feel the energy of the emotion. If there is no emotion present, take your … Continue Reading…
A key part of our experience of the world is in relationship. Relationship with lovers, parents, children, co-workers, and friends. And more importantly, relationship with ourselves. Who we conceive ourselves to be and how we relate that to the whole. That is the fundamental basis on which the rest of our experience is based.
Recently, I have observed how people will respond when they meet a very happy person. Often, they will assume the person is in love. One then realizes that the only time some people have ever been truly happy was when they had first “fallen” in love. … Continue Reading…
Inherent within all life and laws of nature is Intention. Directed consciousness. Energy with direction.
“[T]here’s a kind of intention, a kind of goal-directedness inherent in the very nature of life in the most fundamental processes that enable embryos to grow and even protein molecules to form. And I think that the kind of conscious intention we experience as part of our mental life has its background in this goal-directedness which is inherent in all living creatures, and is an essential part of the nature of life and an essential part of the nature of the organizing fields that … Continue Reading…
Having a really interesting discussion with a friend of mine about sciences supposition that energy somehow produces order, based on things like fractals that reveal order within disorder.
“In fact, if the time frame is long enough, anything that is even possible becomes inevitable. ”
This lead to the idea of the “Fine-tuned universe”…
“The term fine-tuned universe refers to the idea that conditions that allow life in the universe can only occur with the tightly restricted values of the universal physical constants, and that small changes in these constants would correspond to a very different universe, not … Continue Reading…
A potent article on how our inner relationship with ourselves affects
health and aging. With exercises.
Here is a participants response to a recent Axiom conference in Seattle with Bruce Lipton and Rupert Sheldrake:
“A paradigm shift can only occur when there’s an alternate model
provided,” said Rupert Sheldrake at the recent Seattle Axiom dialog
between scientists Rupert Sheldrake and Bruce Lipton. “A coming out
movement is what we need to create to break through this taboo in
society [against investigating such phenomenon as telepathy.]” For
certain there were no “taboos” at this Axiom dialog! And most
certainly both scientists, standing as they do at the forefront of a
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Rick Jarow gave a presentation on his Alchemy of Abundance at the
Planetarium last Sunday at SCDL. I was not able to make it, but here
are a friends notes:
The 3 steps to the Alchemy of Abundance are,
1. Simply observe reality by saying “Ah… look at what is, look at
what has manifested”
2. Release all Judgment, especially towards ourselves. (and it was
interesting that he added not to condemn OR exalt, as both are judgments)
3. Use your power of imagination to create a “healing vision” that
grows out … Continue Reading…