Dorothy Rowe

Golden Dream

In the spring before my BATGAP interview, I watched Dorothy Rowe’s interview. She’s a distance energy healer based in Iowa. A close friend recently gifted me a personal energy healing with her. Waiting for the appointment, I watched some videos which lead into others, then a live webinar, then browsed her knowledge base. I’m impressed at how her offerings have developed and surprised we didn’t connect more a few years ago. She works primarily from pure Being or consciousness. This way, any healing on any level can be supported. As she says in her intro’s, we have control over our … Continue Reading…

The Challenges of Teaching

There is a common idea that awakened people automatically become teachers. But teaching is a skill, one that allows us to speak to the student at their level. Many don’t have this skill. They speak from their understanding and others hear from theirs. Mixed results ensue. A traditional spiritual teacher also adopts their dedicated students, guiding their way home. This is a large, long-term responsibility not to be taken lightly. Often what triggers the start of teaching is an inner call to share the revelations of a major experience or stage change. It feels so profound and important we want … Continue Reading…

Rose Rosetree Links

Over the years, I’ve written a series of articles on Rose Rosetree‘s books and approach to energetic literacy, energy healing, empath skills, and more. I’ve also written articles highlighting Rose’s approach to a topic. As I’ve done with other teachers, here are the main links for easy reference. On Energetic Literacy: (energy reading) Aura Reading – discussion and book review Energy Modalities – energy medicine, energy psychology and energy spirituality Stages of Energetic Literacy (1-5) 15 Stages of Energetic Literacy – with graphic flow chart Auric Modeling – and the issues of charm On Practices: What is Meditation? – styles … Continue Reading…

Being a Teacher

There’s a goofy idea some people have that awakening makes you a spiritual teacher. There can certainly be an impulse to share but teaching requires skill and a calling, not just wanting to tell the world. Someone who gives talks (or whatever they call them) or writes isn’t a “spiritual teacher” in this context. A spiritual teacher in the strict sense of it is one who takes a responsibility to guide a student on their path. They will work with you from spiritual levels – from the Self or our cosmic nature. This will be much less about your individuality … Continue Reading…

A Perfect Teacher

A discussion came up about a controversial teacher recently. I’ve written about teachers before. It’s worth making a few more comments on the subject. One thing you may run into is the Indian habit of embellishment. Two teachers will talk very highly of each other, using words of praise you have to be a little careful about taking at face value. Just because famous teacher A calls teacher B an avatar does not make them Krishna. It’s not that they’re exaggerating so much as talking from a place of oneness – they see teacher B as one with the divine … Continue Reading…

The Value of a Life – Guru Dev

Periodically in history there comes someone who radiates presence so profoundly, they move a generation who go on to change the world. While the changers are celebrated, we can lose sight of the source of that inspiration. One such rare luminary was Swami Brahmananda Saraswati. He had a presence that could be felt from miles away. His silence alone communicated the truth and drew people within. He left home at age 9 to seek a guru and lived much of his life alone in the forest and mountains. In 1941, he was finally convinced to step forward as the Shankaracharya … Continue Reading…

Falling Into Grace links – Adyashanti

Links to my articles on subjects in Adyashanti’s recent book Falling Into Grace. As I note, I found the opening chapters more introductory. But as the book progressed, there were more and more sections relevant to this blog. The Fear of Success (on arguing with life)(Ch.5) Opening the Hearts Door (on Intimacy)(Ch.7) The Endless Path (there’s more than Awakening)(Ch.9) The Moment of Grace (not a process)(Ch.8 p.170+) Autonomy (what I call Embodiment)(Ch.9) Virgin Birth (second birth or awakening)(Ch.10 p.208+) Beyond Duality 1 (letting go of Heaven)(Ch.10) Beyond Duality II (The Great Heartbreak) Grace is (on soft and fierce grace)(Ch.11) True … Continue Reading…

The End of Your World Overview – Adyashanti

I ended up writing a number of posts around points raised in Adyashanti’s new book, The End of Your World. If you’re interested, here are links to the related articles. The End of Your World An overview Accepting Our Humanity The importance of acceptance of our humanness post-awakening. Related material in The Stage Remains Abide with Me A discussion on abiding and non-abiding awakening Abide some More The difference between experiences and awakening [Addendum, related – Awakening is not Experienced ] Without Meaning On the trap of meaninglessness post-awakening The Journal Journaling as a technique in inquiry Grace or Practice … Continue Reading…

The Group

Sangha, some call it. Community. The group following a common path. On the second day of the retreat, Thich Nhat Hanh speaks of the importance of this on establishing the path. Indeed, people are far more likely to make deep spiritual progress in a group than alone. I have seen dozens of people awaken in the context of a group, only a few solo. But even those had been in group. Many had been “ripe” for some time. The ego sees itself as separate so encourages independence. But this vision looses sight of our commonality and the deep value of … Continue Reading…

Group Think or Group Be

Recent discussions here illuminate something to consider, the role of the group. During the process of awakening, we lose the sense of ego, the pain body, then the whole sense of identity. The whole idea of person ceases to be. Prior to full awakening, we still have a sense of identity so still think of ourselves as individuals. In doing so we lose sight of the group, of our role in our “area cluster”. Rupert Sheldrake is a British scientist exploring human potential, including systematic study of psychic abilities. He has proposed the concept of “Morphic fields”, basically energy fields … Continue Reading…

Egos and Cults

A few days ago, I posted an article about recently published research in the American Journal of Hypertension that demonstrated meditation as a useful tool in lowering blood pressure. Frankly, I’m surprised there is still any question on the subject. To a meditator, this is like asking if food will help you feel full. This was established 30 years ago but doesn’t fit the model nor comfort zone of what the medical establishment knows how to work with. But I digress. The article mentions transcendental meditation as the technique studied. TM is quite commonly studied as its practitioners are widely … Continue Reading…