Vasanaaaa

The best way to understand “Vasana” is impression. Some experiences make an energetic impression that’s held in the mind and stored in the energetic physiology. We could call them unresolved or incomplete experiences, some of …

Vancouver

To quote Monty Python, and now for something completely different… In the style of using Youtube clips to communicate, here is my response to some friendly chiding. Vancouver Ad http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMC1_RH_b3k Vancouver Yoga http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tg5bZeLUkB4 A flash …

The Middle Way

Spiritual experiences are an interesting animal. Some of them are way outside our usual experience of the world. They can also be accompanied by both purification and feelings of peace, connection, and so forth. When …

Specialness

An interesting discussion in another forum brought together some points discussed here before. I’ve talked about the 3-layer nature of the ego: the mental concept of a me, the emotional/energetic drivers of that, and the …

The Liberation Code

Nancy S. Rubin mentioned an interesting idea during her workshop. The idea that each of us has a unique “liberation code,” a feeling, word, or vision that will trigger our awakening. This is how all …

Food as False Protection

There’s an interesting dynamic with food that’s come up several times recently. How people will use excess food as a protection or suppression technique, usually unconsciously. Some practices explore the beliefs behind what is motivating …

Layers and Gates

Our energy system is a complex and many-layered thing. The specific combinations of open, developed, and blocked channels are unique to each person. This also means each of us experience it differently. What we’re willing …

Nancy Shipley Rubin

Nancy Shipley Rubin is a psychic intuitive and counselor. Twice a year, she and her husband Errol come out of paradise in Hawaii to do a tour of the west coast, offering workshops and personal …

Asking Well

On this blog, I’ve written articles about intention and about prayer. In intention, we’re directing our attention in a specific direction, often for a specific result or goal. In prayer, I’ve talked about how we …

Hard Yoga

There’s a series of misunderstandings that have crept into Yoga through the years. In India, the idea caught on that Yoga is hard work and great effort is required. Even with all the watering down …

Sacred Economics

A local filmmaker has made a short film to highlight the book Sacred Economics. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEZkQv25uEs I’ve not yet read the book but enjoyed the film. As a number of historians have observed, when the spread …