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Eckhart on Oprah retro

Recently, I have posted several articles on Oprah’s free 10 part series on A New Earth with Eckhart Tolle. Oprah is now offering a 3 part “Soul” series with Eckhart. This is from September of last year when she interviewed Eckhart on his earlier book, “The Power of Now“. This is when she was introduced to “A New Earth“. Looks like it’s in 3 parts of 30 minutes each. You can view or download the first video or audio at: http://www.oprah.com/spiritself/oss/guest/oss_guest_etolle.jhtml Other parts will follow. The Soul series originates from XM radio so the format is a videotaped radio interview. … Continue Reading…

Eckhart on Oprah 10

The 10th and last class in the New Earth series was, i think, the best. ‘You are the universe experiencing itself in this form.’ ‘You are the universe, not separate.’ Everything is in cycles of growth and contraction, the return movement. Old age is often a time of spiritual growth, or in any contraction. Spoke of meaningless retirement. Some seniors become luminescent. Some become resistant and become bitter, complain about everything. [some get mellow, some grumpy] In old age, shift from doing to being, find Being has more value than doing. Grandmother, elder represented wisdom, opening to spirit. Now we … Continue Reading…

Eckhart on Oprah 9

Eckhart on Oprah 9

Finally had a chance to watch the 9th class of Eckhart on Oprah, this one on Purpose. Here are a few notes. There is no substitute for finding your purpose. There are 2 purposes: Outer Purpose: about the future, your work, etc. It is secondary. Inner Purpose: to be here, now. Same for everyone, always fully with the present moment. Fulfillment and satisfaction are only found now. Be totally doing it, what you are doing right now. This one step, give it your best. Then the next moment comes at its best. There is always only this one step, the … Continue Reading…

Eckhart on Oprah 8

This week was the 8th of 10 classes Oprah is doing with Eckhart Tolle on his book A New Earth. They get better each week. I made notes on a few points that struck me. They follow with some of my own comments. “You can’t leave your mind, you can only go beyond it”. This after joking about how we would have left a person long ago who treated  us like out ego does. An excellent discussion on overcoming addictions and addictive behaviors. Just being aware of the issue as it arises, seeing it as it is without judgment. In … Continue Reading…

Eckhart on Oprah continues

This week was part 7 in the 10 part free web classes with Eckhart Tolle and Oprah. They’re really getting into the core of it now, with this weeks chat on Who you really are. The who, underneath the contents of life. Its also interesting to see how they are pulling no punches, being right up front with peoples illusions. Oprah herself unintentionally illustrated the difference between allowing (“I got it!”) and resistance, with her discomfort at people saying things about her that were untrue. Of course, this is the “her” of the ego and of taking things personally. You … Continue Reading…

More Eckhart

Last night, I watched the 6th class of Eckhart on Oprah. (from a download) I have not read the book. Actually I have rather a backlog of books to be read, and more lined up after that (laughs). I love exploring how others see the world and explain the deeper truths. So the ideas are not new and I am very familiar with what he is speaking of. Eckhart simply uses some of his own terminology. He has a strong focus on the “pain body”. As I observed in “The Teacher” and elsewhere, Eckhart suffered and then he awoke, so … Continue Reading…

Eckhart episode list

In the post on Eckhart on Oprah, I talked a little about the shows and how to get them for seeing on your time. Here is an episode list: The 10 sections/ chapters are: Monday, March 3rd:  The Flowering of Human Consciousness Monday, March 10th:  Ego: The Current State of Humanity Monday, March 17th: The Core of Ego Monday, March 24th: Role Playing: The Many Faces of the Ego Monday, March 31st: The Pain-Body Monday, April 7th: Breaking Free Monday, April 14th: Finding Who You Truly Are Monday, April 21: The Discovery of Inner Space Monday, April 28th: Your Inner … Continue Reading…

Eckhart on Oprah

As you have undoubtedly heard, Oprah has created a little history. Breaking out of her book club mold of recommending fiction and memoirs, she recommended a self-help book, Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth. Then she decided to develop a free 10 part online course, reviewing each chapter with Tolle. Tolle doesn’t usually do TV as its too short a format to explain it properly. Over 700,000 people registered. “Monday night’s webcast was one of the largest single online events in the history of the Internet. More than 500,000 people simultaneously logged on to watch Oprah Winfrey and Eckhart Tolle live, … Continue Reading…

The Sex Chakra

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Sex is fundamental to our nature as humans. We have an imperative to reproduce. Most cultures set expectations around sex to ensure healthy outcomes. For example, a committed relationship. This ensures the resulting off-spring are cared for and people are treated respectfully. Too often, expectations become rules that lead to suppression. The powerful energies of creativity are distorted by unnatural guidelines. For example, in the grand cycles of time, spirituality came to emphasize renunciation and celibacy. Yet only a small percent of the population is suited to long-term celibacy. Adopting it inappropriately leads to it leaking out in unhealthy ways. … Continue Reading…

How Far, How Fast

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On a recent post, questions came up about why some seem to move quickly and some slowly on the spiritual path. Also, why some seem to go further than others. The biggest thing to note up front is that it’s very difficult to gauge progress subjectively. Much of the progress and preparation takes place out of conscious awareness. We’re not conscious of changes the crown chakra is making, for example. We also have no idea how much work there is to do. But there are milestones on the journey. I can’t suggest every variable but there are some typical factors … Continue Reading…