Types of Pain

Goddess Temple firepit, Indian Springs, Nevada

In the notes for a recent distance healing by Dorothy Rowe, she made a useful observation I wanted to share. She differentiated pain born of karma and pain born of illusion: “Pain born of karma is sharp and drives awareness inward toward the pain’s place of origin, to be thus addressed and eliminated. Pain born of illusion is remembered or anticipated pain. It drives thoughts and action while yet remaining unrealized in the present moment. When recognized and handled with discernment, pain born of karma is a tool for evolution. Pain born of illusion is a tool for creating more … Continue Reading…

Righting a Wrong

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We’re all guilty of mistreating someone at some time or another. Probably of unintentional harm as well. Often, we have little idea of the consequences of our words and actions. For example, how many people have been affected by my on-line writing that I’m unaware of? People may have been moved, offended, confused, or even shamed. But will I know unless they write or comment? Yet I continue to be called to write. It’s important to understand that you have control over your actions alone, not over results. I wrote about that recently on Responsibility. You especially have no control … Continue Reading…

Offer it Back

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If we’re struggling in some area of life, it may be due to the cycles of time, the collective, or unfolding karma. But it’s also useful to look at how we are with circumstances. If we’re resisting or responding with depression or other heavier emotions, we may be offering a sinkhole to the energy of growth. This is not a suggestion of blame. It’s natural to feel bad when things go poorly. But soon, it’s time to move on. What are we bringing to life? What are we feeding? What is supported now? An early example for me was Maharishi … Continue Reading…

Healing Outside Time

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When you join a webinar with Dorothy Rowe, you work as a collective, structured by the group consciousness of the participants. Your role is to witness the process as best you can. The actual doing is in being, in the process of experience or devata value. Our attention activates dormant or asleep laws in consciousness itself. They’re called forth by attention and intention. They act directly to heal with the skills and intelligence needed. Resources are essentially unlimited if awareness is clear. Putting this another way, the healing capacity is always present but requires our attention and clarity to call … Continue Reading…

Deep Patterns

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In the past, I’ve written about the crud we store in the mind, emotions, and physical body. I’ve spoken about the deeper bliss and intellect bodies as essentially clear. When we release the junk in the coarser bodies that reveals the more subtle ones. This is true but there are dynamics in these deeper bodies that can sustain issues that express in the coarser bodies. The bliss or causal “body” is about space and vibration. It is universal, shared by all. The intellect and fine feelings body is about structure and relationship. This is the field of sacred geometry. The … Continue Reading…

Discrimination

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Discrimination is a curious word. It means the act of distinguishing or making fine distinctions; discernment. But we often use it today to mean treatment based on category rather than merit; for example racial discrimination. I view the latter as ego-driven judgment that separates self and other. This is not discernment. Rick Archer wrote an article on ethics & spiritual teachers as an introduction to his panel at the Science and Nonduality conference this fall. He highlights the importance of discrimination on the spiritual path: in our choice of teachers, in what we accept as truth, in how we live … Continue Reading…

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 Value of Routine

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It can be really hard to break bad habits, especially if they have positive rewards. But there are other habits that are very desirable. Automatically being able to talk, walk, and ride a bicycle, for example. We may not remember, but it took a lot of practice to develop those skills. Now they just run as programs. The interesting angle here is the value of routine. If we don’t have good daily habits, we leave our conscious mind in full control of our day-to-day needs. We have to decide to brush our teeth and make breakfast rather than just doing … Continue Reading…

The Collective

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A true spiritual teacher has the realization, the understanding, the aptitude, and the effective means to support others. That combination is rare even among teachers. My first spiritual teacher of consequence was Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. I had what had become a rare opportunity to ask him a few questions at the end of a 6 month retreat. It was a powerful experience because his direct attention was like standing in a high wind. This took my mind off-line so there was no one to hear his response. (laughs) Maharishi’s goal was to awaken the world. To enable that, he set … Continue Reading…

Healing by Attention

In a lot of energy healing practices, you learn to move energy to places you feel resistance or where there is a complaint. In a few more specialized techniques you learn to work more directly with the issue by developing subtle perception and techniques to work specifically with the problem. In a still smaller group, you learn to heal on the structural and causal levels where the dynamics and patterns themselves arise. These are what express into form and possibly imbalance and illness. No matter how directly you treat some issues, if the causal pattern or program isn’t changed, the issue … Continue Reading…

Unity vs Duality

Early on, silence and expression can seem opposed. For example, in a meditation practice, we may seek Yoga. Yoga Sutra 1 v2-3: Yoga is the complete settling of the activity of the mind. Then the observer is established in their own nature. Seeking a silent mind, we may rail against the mind’s constant expression. And yet that railing is the mind wanting to control. Or as Yoga puts it, aversion that leads to suffering rather than liberation. In an effortless practice, we allow the mind to do its thing – partly because the practice causes the physiology to settle and … Continue Reading…

Karma Collecting

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To feel in control and secure, we identify with experiences of what is here. I experience through this body-mind so it is me. This is my job. These are my possessions. These are my friends, partner, etc. This expands into stories for the mind that support the agenda. This identification emphasizes two qualities: inertia and sustaining. These maintain the experience as it is, even when life is changing. Yet the only constant in the world is change. Things are always changing, dissolving, and growing. When we resist change, we experience pain. Pain is a signal something is wrong. And yet … Continue Reading…