Igor on Shakti

Last month, I posted a talk that Igor Kufayev gave on subjects related to Brahman and Tantra. I find his clarifications a useful perspective. During that same visit to CA in November last year, he also gave a talk at Rudramandir Centre in Berkeley. In this case, the talk is more focused on kundalini and Shakti. The second half is Q&A

Igor addresses some key points where confusions can arise in current thinking. I’ll add that we don’t need to have the idea that the process is difficult or there will … Continue Reading…

Empath Empowerment

As we’re in the energy age, it should be no surprise that there is a major rise in the presence of energy healing. You’ll now find energy medicine, energy psychology, and energy spirituality. Even a bit of it in formal medical settings. Energy is the flow that gives rise to the forms of our experience. Thus, being able to heal energetically can correct causal issues that effect both quality of life and spiritual progress.

What that arena has tended to be missing is energetic literacy. That is, Continue Reading…

Consuming

Occasionally, I’ve written about food and diet here. How we sometimes use food as a form of protection, as a response to stress, as an escape, to ground, to support purification, as an avoidance of how we feel…

Often we have some pretty deep childhood programming around food too, like sugar as a reward or that sitting to eat is unpleasant. And some of it can lead to addictive behaviour that is difficult to address.

Most of this is more related to our response to what is happening around and inside us … Continue Reading…

Q&A, Part 9

The discussion has gone in other directions now so it seems this Q&A is finally done.  ;-)

The start  Part 8

Yes, Nisargadatta had a spontaneous awakening with no tradition. He did not see or experience anything of a lead-in. For him it was just a single, clear, and thorough shift. A friend of mine, Takuin, had something similar. From the many dozens of people I’ve spoken with or read about, this is one of 5 styles of that shift.

The error here to me is the … Continue Reading…

Aura Reading

Over the years on this blog I’ve talked about refined perception, the koshas or auras, and other aspects of our energetic nature. Recently I’ve been talking some about Rose Rosetree and chakra databanks. This is a new and more applied exploration.

I’ve been reading several of her books. In this article I’ll be talking about 2 of them: Aura Reading Through ALL Your Senses and Read People Deeper.

Rose recommended I read Read People first but I’d already found Aura Reading Continue Reading…

Mantra Use

I’ve talked here a number of times about mantras, but mainly in the context of meditation. Recently I talked some about how everything is vibration and thus Word or mantra.

In the west, we see a little of sound healing and music therapy. But the science of mantra is applied to multiple fields in the east. Not only is it used in meditation and devotional ritual, it’s used in healing, neutralizing karma, developing abilities, architecture, and more.

The trick is, much of it has become couched in ritual and … Continue Reading…

A Compulsion to Recreate the Past

A long while back, I wrote a bit about Eva Pierrakos, a channel who brought out Pathwork in the 50′s through 70′s. I’ve only read a little of the material but found it quite insightful. I can’t say I agree with the solutions though, just the need for the healing.

Recently, a friend sent me a 1960 “talk” of Eva’s (#73) where a notable observation is made. We have a compulsion to recreate our childhood traumas as a way of healing them. Only it doesn’t work.

I’ve spoken in the … Continue Reading…

Spiritual Addiction

We’ve all met addicts of some kind. The drug addict whose need for a fix overshadows even basic human needs. The alcoholic who drowns his life away. The coffee drinker who can’t function without a morning cup. The smoker, the binger, the sweet-tooth, and on and on. In fact, we’ve probably all had addictions of one kind or another. Most addictions begin as a form of escape or avoidance of pain then take on a life of their own.

But there is another kind of addiction you may not recognize. Spiritual addiction. Spiritual practice as a form of avoidance. Of … Continue Reading…

Energy Modalities

Back in a discussion of Yugas, I noted that by Yukteswar’s calculations, we have moved into the Energy age (Dwapara). Along with the discovery of electricity and atomic energy, a number of energy healing modalities have come to the forefront. In a recent article on Energy and Spirit, I touched on Rose Rosetree’s differentiation of energy modalities.

I thought going a little deeper would be a useful exercise in understanding how the field is developing. She outlines 3 classes of modalities. You can see that different modalities in different … Continue Reading…

Purifying Presence

In another forum, I made a comment people wanted to explore more. I thought readers here would also be interested. I’ve edited the reply for this blog.

“That kind of presence tends to cause others to purify.”

What I mean by this is that someone with a strong presence (of source, divine) and/or a lot of purity (sattva) can cause those around them to start purifying or releasing crud. This is much like we might purify energetically by sitting to meditate, only this person is radiating presence in activity. It’s called darshan in Sanskrit.

There are … Continue Reading…

Energy and Spirit

One of the more interesting developments in recent years is energy awareness. While energy awareness and healing has been practiced in various forms around the world for centuries, modalities are being drawn together and whole new international toolkits are developing.

Mixed in with this are a lot of people who don’t yet have deep energetic perception and are essentially experimenting on clients. “Energy” is becoming the new “quantum” and sometimes, in equally meaningless ways. In a recent article, Rose Rosetree mentions a client who had been to another  healer to remove a cord of … Continue Reading…

Create Your Reality, Now

It’s very popular in New Age circles to want to self-empower people and help them recognize the impact their thinking has on their reality. However, if you blend that with the typical ego attachments, it tends to become about a “me” and what I want, irrespective of what is useful and good. And while it is true that everything arises from attention and intention, this is only true in a global sense, in the universal mind. Even in our nightly dreams, where we have more influence over the created reality, what arises is not a personal choice. … Continue Reading…