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The World Is Music: Key to the Mystery of Creation
The Vedas are the ancient esoteric teachings of India. They form the foundation of orthodox Hindu philosophy and are at the root of all oriental philosophy.
The vedic epiphany reveals that the world is the self-sacrifice of the creator… God becomes the world… An omnipresent intelligence expresses its creative potency through creation.
In the Vedic revelation, God does not create the world…Goddess becomes the world.*
Western religion and science offer a deist paradigm. In deist philosophies, God lies outside creation. The Vedic worldview is profoundly different; here the world is the self-sacrifice of the creator. The world is God. All creation is sacred. To know thy Self, is to know God.
Brahma, the creator, can be characterized as an ever expanding breath. In this cosmology, everything that moves in creation is the breath of Brahma. The spiraling galaxies of stars, whirling planetary systems, atmospheric rhythms of our Gaia’s life cycles, and the all pervasive breath that animates all life on Earth is a unitary rhythm.
In this ancient paradigm, the universe is a living, breathing, conscious Being. In exactly the same way that the breath of life animates our body the universe is sustained by the breath of Brahma.
How does the breath of life animate our body? How do the rhythms of inspiration and expiration sustain life? What is the mechanism through which respiration enlivens the body? Our Hypothesis is biological resonance.
Prana is the life breath of a living universe. (From sanskrit roots pra-forth and the verb-root an-to breathe)
The body… as all of nature and the cosmos… is a musical instrument played by the breath of life…
The World Is Music:
The vedas reveal that the world is sung into being. The ancient Sanskrit grammarian, Bhartrhari, states in his Vakyapadiya 1.112 “Vageva Vishwa Bhuvanani Jajne” The Universe is Birthed by Sound!
An unfathomable intelligence conceives of a goddess… who sings the world into creation. The ground state out of which creation emerges is the pranava (from pra-nu, to reverberate) of the primordial Holy Word… AUM. Creation is vibrating as an expression of ultimate intelligence, ultimate wisdom, ultimate love… in a universal harmony of praise.
The Goddess Saraswati is the personification of this mystery, the embodiment of an all pervasive divine creative intelligence. Her vehicle is the swan…the highest flying bird, which symbolizes the breath of life, the supreme principle in a living creation. The Great Mystery of life and consciousness, is carried on the breath.
Saraswati’s celestial instrument is the vina, which symbolizes creation. Thus we have Ultimate Intelligence, carried on the breath of life, playing the music of creation.
For millennium musical instruments were often fashioned from the guts and hides of animals. For these guts and hides, resonated most profoundly with the mystery of music and the winds that carried these sounds to the heart and mind.
There is no musical instrument more perfect than the human body. Indeed the human body… like all of nature… is a musical instrument. The ancients understood this. The ancient sciences of Yang and Yin, Pitta and Kapha, Sulfer and Salt were based on this vibrational knowledge of the primacy of inspiration and expiration, of the breath of life.
The latin word for breath is spiritus. It comes from the same roots as our word spiral… It is Spiritus that plays the instrument of nature. As we breathe, the tissue of our bodies are stretched by the act of breathing in a cycle of atunement to nature and the cosmos. On cellular and molecular levels the tissues stretches to modulate it’s musical pitch. As we breathe in, there is a lengthening of the tissue to the keynote of resonance that, cross culturally and trans-historically, the ancients called the Air element. Thus through atunement to the keynote Air, life force stepped down from the subtle universal elements into the gross material elements of form. Then in quantum fashion the inhalation ballooned the tissue into the radiant keynote and it entrained with the creative potency of the solar Fire element. Next in the cycle of breath is a still-point, where inner and outer forces came into balance at the Earth elemental resonance. Then as the diaphragm descends… the tissue contracts into resonance with the lunar keynote of the Water element. Nature is a fabric of ultrasonic resonance, attuned to the keynotes of: Earth, solidity; Water, the fluid medium for life force; Fire, the functioning of creative intelligence; Air the feedback process which is the essence of intelligence; and Ether which modulates sacred space between the subtle universal elements of the cosmos and the material elements of nature.
The Sanskrit word guna is derived from an Indo-European base gere…”twirl” or “wind”… The gunas describe spiraling vortices of vibrating energy fields. Breathing is a process of cosmic and natural atunnment that sustains life. As we breathe, the lengthening of the tissue, on a molecular level, entrains with the Source or Life Field of Sattva Guna and facilitates a step down of energy from the subtle universal to the gross material elements. Inspiration, modalities the molecular fields into entrainment with the creative potency of the solar resonance of the Fire element as the field leaps in quantum fashion to Rajas Guna. As the diaphragm descends, the field on every level of microcosm entrains with Tamas guna and the centripetal qualities of the Water element. Life is sustained by the breath, through a process of cosmic and natural atunenment. Cross culturally and trans historically the sciences of the ancients was rooted in this understanding of nature and the cosmos as a living breathing conscious being.
All of nature is vibrating in a life giving state of praise attuned to the voice of the Goddess Saraswati singing the holy word… singing the music of creation. Saraswati means essence of Self. This understanding is a key to understanding the great mystery of life force energy. In Energy Medicine, we work with the body and nature through this ancient epiphany of the world as music. Our approach to energy healing is defined by a constant intention to address the Soul…the animating intelligence in the body… holistically, through hands-on bodywork, healing diet, vitalizing movement and liberating insight into the unity and sacredness of all life.
You Are Shiva…
Shiva (Siva in Sanskrit) is an aspect of the Hindu Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. Shiva is the personification of the aspect of the Great Mystery understood as tamas guna which rules the crystallization of consciousness as matter.
The Sanskrit word Shiva is often translated as “auspicious”, and may refer to the scintillating divine qualities of our life on earth. The brilliance of the light of seeing, tasting, touching... of consciousness experiencing embodiment. The agony and ecstasy of each moment, as our amazing lives unfold.
In one of the root legends of ancient India...The Gods Vishnu and Brahma were rocking the universe, quarreling as to who was the superior Deity. To restore equilibrium, Shiva appeared as a flaming lingam, and challenged them to find his source. Brahma took the form of a swan, and flew to the sky, ascending toward the heavens to find the top of the flame, while Vishnu became the boar Varaha, and sought its base in the depths of the earth. Neither Brahma nor Vishnu could find the source and humbled by the infinity of this flame... they bowed to Shiva.
Perhaps... Shiva represents the flame of Life, without beginning or end… everywhere, always, eternal, forever and ever and ever…
Shiva is often portrayed as androgynous,
embodying the union of Spirit and Matter…
Shiva is the light of life…the brilliance of consciousness…that illuminates each instant of our experience. At times we are Shiva taking the form of Vishnu as the the boar Varaha infused with His strength, spelunking the deep dark caves of the infinite possibility of pain and suffering that our human experience offers.
Often we become the Swan of creative possibility, of Brahma and his Shakti Saraswati soaring to the sublime ecstatic heights of embodied experience. We are the cutting edge of the unfolding of infinite possibility expressed in the unique dimension of Earthly experience.
The God Shiva… is often called Maha Deva… Great Spirit. The roots of Śhiva in folk etymology is "śī" which means "in whom all things lie, pervasiveness" and va which means "embodiment of grace”…
Arunachala (Annamalai) or red mountain in Tiruvannamalai, India, is recognized as this lingam, the embodiment of Shiva as the Infinite Light of Consciousness, portrayed in this ancient legend.
As westerners coming from a monotheistic tradition we mistake images which personify Shiva for Shiva... Pre-biblical spirituality was animistic and pantheistic. It reflected a natural world of omnipresent agency, mystery, splendor and intelligence, where all of nature, all of life, all creation was sacred.
Monotheism extracts God from the Earth, and offers a pie in the sky God...With God in heaven... somewhere??? You can do as you like on earth. Traditionally Lord Shiva has been worshiped as rocks, and trees, mountains and rivers, worshiped as Nature her self. Shiva is often worshiped as an earthy phallus, ancient banyan tree, and holy mountain. Nandy the bull, who’s name means peace, is Shiva’s vehicle.
Shiva is often portrayed as androgynous, embodying the union of Spirit and Matter… Shiva’s manifest form is feminine Shakti. Shakti is prakritti... Nature... The Self-Sacrifice of The Goddess as This Sacred Creation. This Sacred Earth!
To cherish and to serve the Earth is to worship Shiva.
The beauty of life that we love so much is Shiva.
Our own life, which we cherish so selfishly, is Shiva.
Look no further, everything you are seeking, you already are!
Aum Namah Shivaya!
Honor to this scintillating… auspicious, omnipresent, divine life!
A Key to Healing the Heart and Quieting the Mind is to
Release Emotional Armoring from the Cellular Memory of the Nervous System.
The 10th Cranial or Vagus Nerve was classical called the Pneumogastric nerve as it controlled the lungs, heart and all the organs of digestion... moving the body from a body building Parasympathetic state of rest and relaxation to Sympathetic activation of fight or flight in an instant.
Dr Randolph Stone, founder of Polarity Therapy developed a spiritual model of the body as energy. He viewed the Soul as the nucleus of the energy fields of the body. Stone understood energy in nature to be cyclical. A movement from a neutral source, into a expansive positive field and then contracting in a negative phase back to the source.
Dr Stone took the ancient dynamics of yang and yin, rajas and tamas, Fire and Water, and translated them into the scientific language of positive, negative and neutral electro-magnetic fields... thus the name Polarity Therapy.
Dr Stone is regarded by many as the father of western Energy Medicine. In his Evolutionary Energy Charts, published in 1959, Dr Stone views the nervous system in terms of the classical dynamics of Fire, Water and Air.
In chart #20 Dr. Stone illustrates the polarity of the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous Systems and illustrates hands-on principles for clearing stress, shock and trauma from the molecular energy fields to facilitate profound and immediate life changing healing!
Dr. Stone understood how in stress, shock and trauma, the mind obsessed on the perceived threats... sending a myriad of confused and contradictory mental and emotional impulses into the sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight). Over the months and years of obsession, the contradictory impulses block the energy fields of the body as emotional armoring.
A key to healing the heart and quieting the mind is to release emotional armoring from the cellular memory of the nervous system.
Dr Stone's Polarity Principles offer safe, simple, immediate, lasting, effective release of emotional armoring to clear blocked energy and to restore mental and emotional health, well-being and inner peace!
You can heal your life... and learn effective energy balancing skills to help others in our: Energy as Medicine: Transformational Therapy Training in:
Tiruvannamalai, India January 5-23, 2018.
Benbow, Ca, 6 Thursdays begining April 19th
South Lake Tahoe, Ca...4 days, early May 2018
Find out more here... http://www.weare1.us/Schedule.html
I Am That ! An Affirmation of Universal Life
There is a Self-Organizing Intelligence which is at the heart of everything in Nature… You can call it God… Life… Or The Great Mystery…
Sages call this Ubiquitous Intelligence… The Self. While everything else is changing… this Consciousness… is an unchanging Presence. It is this Presence, Cognizance, Awareness, Lucidity of the Self that illuminates all experience.
Life and Consciousness are inextricably bound… to be alive is to be conscious… to be conscious is to be alive. It is exactly the same Life… exactly same Presence, exactly the same Self that is in every sentient being.
All Life is Divine… All Life is Sacred
Orion Nebuli (NASA)
Affirmation of the Universal Life
I am that without boundaries, limitations or separation.
I am a universal life of indescribable energy and unlimited consciousness.
The stars and the planets are the cells of my body.
I am filled with indescribable energy and unlimited consciousnes.
I am willing energy from that that I am . . .
Maha Vishnu . . . The Great Spirit
Narayana . . . The Soul of The Universe
Maha Saraswati . . . Goddess of wisdom. (Saraswati means essence of Self)
To manifest radiant health, perfect health, divine health.
To manifest deep inner peace, equanimity, serenity.
To manifest, Self realization, illumination, liberation.
May peace and justice prevail on Earth.
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Healing The Abyss: the total, final, complete, permanent annihilation of suffering!
Shame, guilt, fear, self loathing…. often shadow our experience of life.
Most of us try to understand this pain in terms of biographical or psychological damage. Indian philosophy reveals that this pain is vibrational… rooted in a lifestyle, where we fall out of harmony with Life.
Samkhya is an Indian philosophy, that dates from 1500BCE and is the philosophical basis of yoga. Samkhya, views creation as a dance between Consciousness (Purusa) and matter (prakrti).
A passionate application of the principles of Samkhya promises the total, final, complete, permanent annihilation of suffering!
Life is breath, all life forms and life process are sustained, created and rooted in breath. Indian philosophy understands the Universe as a living breathing conscious being, in which everything that moves, is moving as a part of a universal life breath.
Creation steps down from universal consciousness into material forms in three stages. These stages are called “gunas”. While guna is usually translated as “quality”, the word guna comes from the Indo-European linguistic root gere to “twirl” or “wind” pointing to a dynamic image of energy fields which underlie the quality of our experience.
Micro-clairvoyant image of a guna
Infinitely recursive self organizing life field
We can best understand the gunas, by picturing them as stages in the process of breathing. The first stage is sattva guna, a still-point which is the source of the cycle of the breath. Sattva guna is an inner attunement of the field and is an inter-dimensional portal. Sattva guna, describes a field that is vibrating in entrainment with its source in Being. Sattva is the force of equilibrium in nature, and is a state of Soul communion which is experienced as a profound inner peace.
As we inhale, living fields expand into entrainment with the solar force of Rajas guna. We are inspired, by the Fire of rajas guna, to manifestation. Rajas guna describes the qualities of Fire, the passion of creation, joy, excitement, power as Life unfolds its creativity.
The third stage is tamas guna, tamas means to perish, and tamas guna is exhalation, the stage where consciousness crystallizes into the lunar dimensions of vibration which we experience as matter.
In Samkhya our pain is rooted in our falling out of entrainment (yoga) with Being. A condition of ontological terror... an experience of disconnection from our inherent divinity and our source Life.
Our Energy As Medicine training is unique in the healing arts for our constant intention to address the Soul (the animating intelligence of Life). We address the Soul, holistically through energy balancing body work, that releases trauma and stress from the cellular memory of the body to promote yoga, union with your divine Self.
We share energy exercises, that promote joint mobilization and joyous attunement with the higher vibrational forces of the Life fields of a living Earth.
We share the blessings of the daily practice of Mantra Yoga, understanding that creation is sung into manifestation and our natural state is praise!
We facilitate Karma Yoga, “work as worship”, through the “gift of giving” sharing the privilege of compassionate service through the natural healing arts.
We promote Soul Communion through Bhakti Yoga, ecstatic recognition of your inherent divinity.
We promote a sattvic vegetarian diet as a foundation of healing, health and inner peace.
Kipila, the rishi credited with formulating Samkhya, promises that your passionate investment in this way of life to promote yoga… a molecular transformation of constant communion with your inherent Divine Self… offers the total, final, complete, permanent annihilation of your suffering!
Creation, is the self sacrifice of the Goddess. She is totally present as the intelligence and will that guides and moves every atom of Life...
Therapeutic Presence: The Healing Power Of The Soul
The wisdom of ancient India reveals that the universe is a living, breathing, conscious being. The stuff of creation is consciousness…. every quark of creation is self organizing Intelligence. Energy fields, are self organizing, reacting to their environment, maintaining homeostasis. This recursiveness, the ability to self-correct from experience, is the definition of intelligence.
In the body, we experience this essence as lucidity. Lucidity, awareness, mindfulness, cognizance… consciousness is the distinguishing feature of life. To be alive is to be conscious, to be conscious is to be alive.
In our healing work, we call this intelligence “therapeutic presence”, the healing power of the Soul…. As bodyworkers we can entrain this power through our own stillness and presence. Before we touch our client we cultivate a deep stillness by establishing our own fulcrums.
In a living breathing field, the center is dynamic. A moving, breathing, dynamic center is called a fulcrum. When we align a fulcrum… its called potentiation. We facilitate coherence in a living field to enhance its receptivity to an inner higher potential of life giving, healing, Soul force.
Through intention, visualization, and breath… we ground to the Earth… rooting our hara with the Earth. We then breathe awareness into sushumna, life’s ultrasonic core. Next, we move to the heart of our field, and consciously remember our compassionate intention. We then tune deeper into self, by elevating our consciousnesses through an invocation to higher intelligence. Now we can gently, consciously, touch our client.
Life is a field of intelligence. Every atom of creation is self organizing. In the macrocosm of the body, we experience this essence as “Presence”. Presence is our highest vibrational, most powerful healing energy. Presence is an inter-dimensional portal.
In ancient India, this life giving, self organizing intelligence has traditionally been personified as Gods and Goddesses. The God Shiva… is often called Maha Deva… Great Spirit. The roots of Śhiva in folk etymology is "śī" which means "in whom all things lie, pervasiveness" and va which means "embodiment of grace”…The god Vishnu, personifies the Sanskrit root … viś to pervade. Goddess Saraswati, means essence of Self, the creative intelligence which rides on the swan of the breath.
The Upanishads are revered as the pinnacle of the ancient esoteric teachings of the India. In the Brhad-aranyaka Upanishad (which is considered to be one of the most important of the Upanishads), the sage Yajnavalkya explains: “As a mass of salt is without inside, without outside, is altogether a mass of taste, even so, verily, is this Self without inside, without outside, altogether a mass of intelligence only.”
As healers, counselors and bodyworkers its valuable to understand our own essence as intelligence, within a universal fabric of living intelligence. This realization, empowers our intention, and our ability to communicate with other dimensions of an all pervasive Intelligence, which we call Therapeutic Presence, the healing power of the Soul.
You are invited to join us in India this January to cultivate a deeper connection to your inherent divinity. To nourish lucidity, peace and well-being as your natural state. To recognize on a deep personal, cellular level, this profoundly healing, ecstatic Presence as your own Divine Self.
Truth Can Only Be Lived…..
As Living Beings We have a Duty to Affirm
The Divinity Of All Life And
To Honor The Sacred In All Creation…
Gandhi’s life exemplifies a way of life where “God” is not an abstract philosophical concept…but a way of life.
For Gandhi, Truth was God… But Truth was not a concept… but a way of life.
Mahatma Gandhi’s life exemplifies the power and possibilities of practicing Dharma (living truthfully). Experiencing the injustice of racial prejudice, Gandhi saw that moral and political injustice were based on ignorance of the sacredness and unity of life. He became convinced that it is not enough for the individual merely to do good, but that we had a duty to actively face evil. A duty to practice the truth… that all life is sacred. Living demands a duty to affirm the dignity of life and honor the sacred in all creation.
Gandhi hurled himself into the battlefield of life. He taught satyagraha, “clinging to Truth.” Truth was Ghandi’s method and Truth his goal. For Gandhi, Truth was not a concept, but was a way of life.
For the Mahatma (one in touch with the Oneness of Being), the means were as important as the end. His every action was based on the knowledge of the unity and divinity of all life. In a state of realization of the unity of all life, Gandhi cared for each being as his own God-Self.
Gandhi taught by example. He dealt with all beings in a spirit of humility with the deepest respect for their Divinity. He insisted on seeing the Divine in his most ignorant adversaries. The Truth behind his action was a profound experience for everyone whose life was touched by this Knowledge.
He described his life as “my experiments with truth.” As he matured in this experiment, he came to the realization that Truth is God. In the practice of his life he experienced that as he cared for the life around him in a “truthful,” unselfish way, he experienced the sacred in every gesture.
As he cared for people and nature in a nonviolent (Ahimsa), unexploitative way that honored the divinity of all life, he experienced a life where every relationship was service to God. Through practicing Dharma, his every action was an experience of the sacred.
Namaskar . . . Honor to the Divine within
A Unique Synthesis of
Somatic & Transpersonal Psychology
1. Control unconscious forces that run your life!
Over the last forty years the human potential movement, has made great strides in healing shock and trauma. A foundation of our approach is the research of Eugene Gendlin PhD, founder of a self help technique called Focusing. Dr Gendlin recorded thousands of psychotherapy sessions to understand what dynamics led to success. He found that successful psychotherapy was a rarity and had nothing to do with the qualities or training of the psychotherapist.
Gendlin came to understand that shock and trauma were not held in the mind or emotions. Therapies that focused on the mind were largely ineffective and emotion based processes re-traumatized the nervous system.
Gendlin came to understand that shock and trauma were held in a much more primordial level of the body. He called this level “The Felt Sense”. The felt sense is the bodies own way of knowing its experience through its own reaction to experience.
In trauma the self-organizing intelligence in the bodily tissue, is overwhelmed and shuts down. A profound clearing of the past, safely and easily takes place, as we are simply guided to be fully present in the tissue and energy of the body. Our Presence is the self organizing intelligence of the Soul, of Life
The language of the body, of the felt sense, is sensation. Our technique SBA, Sensation Based Awareness, clears trauma, safely, gently and immediately.
The client does not have to re-experience the trauma, they simply need to be guided, to the experience that its safe to be fully present in their body. Presence realigns the cellular intelligence of the life field to clear the past. Light overwhelms darkness!
2. Learn to release the fight or flight response from the nervous system.
In stress, shock and trauma our mind obsesses on the threat to our vulnerable ego. The mind is the surface of the heart... our insecurity and vulnerable are heart felt. The mind spins incessantly, seeking a way to re-establish safety and wellbeing.
Obsession can go on for days, months, years, decades, sending a myriad of confused and contradictory mental and emotional impulses into the nervous system as the vulnerable ego seeks resolution to perceived threats to its competence to deal with love and life.
This myriad of confused and contradictory, mental and emotional impulses, lodges in the nervous system throughout the body as emotional armoring.
Dr Randolph Stone, the founder of Polarity Therapy, understood how to release the decades of impulses of fear, fright and flight held in the sympathetic nervous system. Dr. Stone gave us techniques to reset the nervous system to a peaceful parasympathetic state of deep relaxation and well-being.
In our Energy As Medicine workshops, our Ultrasonic Core Energy Balancing Session gives you powerful hands on tools to safely and immediately release emotional armoring, stress, shock and trauma from the nervous system and activate a parasympathetic state of wellbeing.
3. Higher Intelligence guides us to the key to your healing…
The third part of our synthesis works with shamanistic Rogerian insights of modern hypnotherapy synthesized in David Quigley’s Alchemical hypnotherapy.
Our protocol, provides a container to safely, and immediately, facilitate a conscious and nourishing relationship with a vulnerable part of your being. We call this process of soul retrieval “Rescuing The Inner Child”.
4. The capstone of our approach is Transpersonal Psychology
The ancient wisdom of India reveals that your pain is not biographical, nor psychological, but existential. A profound alienation from Life, from Nature, an ignorance of your own inherent Divinity.
Our workshops offer an immersion in Unitive Consciousness through profoundly effective vibrational energy balancing bodywork, and resonant mantra yoga techniques to tune you back into Life, to entrain your body on a molecular level with your Divine Self.
Every cell of your body has the vibrational potential to be a well to Being, to your natural state of feeling filled with wonder (wonderful) and filled with your inherent divinity (feeling Great-full) your natural state.
Empowering You To Take Responsibility For Your Emotional Well-Being
The gift of my life’s healing journey, is to share safe, simple, easy to learn techniques, to clear unconscious forces that run our lives.
You are welcome to join us in our annual pilgrimage to India. This pilgrimage across the face of the earth, is metaphor for your intention for an inner journey to your own innate healing Divinity.
Mother India is a unique destination. As it is one of the few places left on earth where the ancient wisdom has not been destroyed by imperialism and the church. It is recommended that you come to India as a pilgrim, not a tourist. India offers what is considered to be the culmination of human knowledge, way of life that reveals the essential divinity of all life, of your life.
Seeking transformation? Know Thyself, Our workshop is a bridge between two worlds. Your ego entangled in its pain and the infinitely liberating landscape of your own divinity.
Join us to explore a precious and profound inner vista, as we cultivate your own, deep personal revelation, of your own inherent divinity.
I had an interesting experience this morning while stretching. I became conscious of my ego playing an old tape. I finally recognized this unconscious process as the edge of a trauma vortex… I opened to being fully present for my bodily experience, directing my awareness away from my mind and into the sensations that were available in my body with a willingness to be fully present, and the knowledge that I was now safe.
A moment of ecstasy, as deeply held bodily sensations were felt, and dimensions of pain that I had hidden from over a lifetime surfaced, in a flash of recognition and clearing…
My whole life has been driven by the pain of my experience of Mrs Blocks first grade class in Washington school. I had transferred to public school from a parochial school and not been taught to read. Each school day added to my humiliation, shame and trauma as I was called upon to stand and read and failed test after test, graded and degraded by the “educational” system.
I have spent virtually my whole life in school, not dropping of the system out until I was a PhD. candidate and university instructor and then founding Heartwood Institute… a utopian educational environment where it was truly safe to heal, learn and grow.
I spent time a few days ago with a sage, who was one of the founders of the home birth movement in the 1960s. A movement to take birthing back from men and their medical industry into the feminine sanctuary of the home. I was struck to hear that her mother had been raped, and had hated her, her whole life, from the moment of conception. I realized that her life was also driven by this deep cellular intelligence that was unconsciously recapitulating her childhood trauma…seeking to heal it’s own trauma through participating in innumerable home births.
I believe that you and I and the Trumps of the world, captains of industry, and men and women of power and the powerless masses as well… everyone... is driven by the profound pain of unconscious forces, that are run by insatiable insecurities of our vulnerable egos, unconsciously struggling to heal our childhood trauma.
The gift of my life’s healing journey, is to share safe, simple, easy to learn techniques, to clear unconscious forces that run our lives. You are welcome to join us in our annual pilgrimage to India. This pilgrimage across the face of the earth, is metaphor for your intention for an inner journey to your own innate healing Divinity.
Contemplating the Divinity and Unity of All Life
Nature Is My Bible
We were blessed to have Henry Tyler an Arapaho elder in our lives for many years. Henry once said that “Nature is our Bible.”
I always found nature to be a profound sanctuary, place of solace and healer. In the most troubled and desperate decades of my life, I was guided to walk in nature on a daily basis. Nature never failed me, I always found comfort and solace within her.
I have come to understand that I am a cell in the body of Mother Gaia. Her life is my life. Her breath is my breath. When I leave the metal and wooden boxes of car and home… and walk upon the earth, my every breath of inspiration resonates with the infinite heavens and expiration as a living crystal within Mother Earth’s fields.
Ovum and sperm, microscopic music, joining in the chorus of life, to be woven into the symphony of Nature. Our bodies are a fabric of resonance, fields within fields, woven out of lunar and solar cycles…woven by the music of the spheres, sustained by the keynotes of Life. Spiritus the breath of life, in each cycle entraining the fields of the body with Life’s ultrasonic music.
It is difficult for us to comprehend the purity of the Elements, Air, Fire, Water and Earth. Challenging to understand the reality of the depth of their divine intelligence, in their ability to resonate with the infinite cosmos.
Each of us is the personification of an instant of the Infinite. Your first breath imprints your unique resonance. If the earth faced the constellation Taurus at that moment of your birth, you have a Taurus rising astrologically,and you are practical and, reliable. If the moon was aligned with the zodiac’s Cancer, vulnerability rules your life. The sage Rumi reminds us. "You are not just a drop in the ocean but the mighty ocean in the drop..."
Nature is my cathedral… my sanctuary… my home... my body.
Don’t Freak Out…
Its Just The Dominant Paradigm Crumbling…
Yes its scary… But, get your shit together… to welcome a world with single-payer health care, guaranteed minimal income, and brilliant technocrats facilitating a ecologically sustainable future.
The key to these changes lies in the most important transformation of the 20th century, the empowerment of women. The feminine is characterized by discriminating wisdom. Femininity resonates with the second half of the universal breath. Embodied in the fall signs of the zodiac the love and balance of Libra, science and service of Virgo, the sincerity and integrity of Sagittarius.
The champion we have been waiting for, to save the world…is femininity. Its time for men, women and gender benders with feminine sensibilities to get it together! Freaking out and despondency over the state of the world isn’t helping. Clean up your act and empower your vision for your life, for our future. The world needs the discriminating wisdom which characterizes femininity!
HOW TO KNOW THE GODDESS
Navaratri the ancient celebration of the goddess begins tonight at sunset. Each night for nine nights we honor a different quality of the divine feminine. The final night honors, Goddess Saraswati, which means “essence of self”.
Saraswati is SELF ORGANIZING INTELLIGENCE , the definitive quality of life, of nature. To know Goddess Saraswati is to simply reflect upon the ubiquity of this INTELLIGENCE.
The biblical religions offer a deist paradigm, where god lies outside of creation... in the Sanatana Dharma the wisdom of India. Goddess becomes the world... Creation is the Self Sacrifice of the Goddess. All Life is sacred, all Life is divine.
The Bible offers us an image of a crusty patriarch, perched on a cloud, who is either totally powerless or deeply perverse... if He is responsible for all this....
India offers us an image of a divine mother who has given her powers totally to her beloved child creation... the world is a reflection of our own greed and perversity.
Once we realize divinity is our quintessence, we are empowered to take personal responsibility for transforming the world.
On Navaratri we dress up our daughters as goddesses, and bow at their feet, with offerings of flowers and sweets, to remind our selves of the faith and hope we all have in our children and in the future of Life.
We are the product of Ultimate Intelligence
Goddess Saraswati (essence of Self) playing the music of creation
We embody the dynamics of creation
Our body is a musical instrument, that is played by the breath of life. The cycle of respiration, carrying the body, through the elemental phases of natural & cosmic attunement. As we breathe the pitch of the tissue, is modulated by the breath. Breath cycles the energy fields of the body, on a molecular level, through three phases of cosmic attunement. In the first phase, the fields of the body are animated through an inner attunement to Being, the Soul of creation. This entrainment with the animating intelligence of the Soul is called Sattva (Being) guna (vortex). As the breath expands the tissue, the field leaps in quantum fashion into an attunement with the Solar force, Rajas Guna of inspiration and then the pitch of Tamas guna, where life crystallizes into earthly forms.
Our bodies are musical instruments played by the breath of life. The cycles of respiration stretche the tissue of the body changing its pitch. From macrocosm of the organism to microcosm of the molecules every field of the body, is played by the cycle of respiration. The East Indian paradigm is built on three keynotes of natural and cosmic attunement. Sattva means Being, and is an entrainment with the Source. Sattva is the force of equilibrium in Nature.
Micro-clairvoint image of Sattva Guna
Sattva the neutral phase, is associated with the parasympathetic nervous system, rest, rebuilding and deep relaxation. Rajas, inspiration, stretches the body cavities and tissue, molecular fields, modulating the pitch to an entrainment with the Sun, the creative energy of Fire, passion, purpose and power. Rajas means to glow with the excitement of life's joy flowing through us. Rajas is expressed through the sympathetic nervous system. In expiration the diaphragm descends into a lunar attunement, with the Earth facilitating the crystallization of consciousness into form as tamas guna. Tamas guna rules the bodily process that sustain embodied life, boundaries and form.
We live in a tune-a-verse… the word universe means turning as one. In Sanskrit the term for the creator is Brahma, which means an ever expanding, ever evolving breath of creation. The Shakti, the power in nature of Brahma, is termed Saraswati, which means “essence of self”. Saraswati is the creative intelligence within the breath, that sustains life and consciousness in each rhythm of respiration. You are the vina, Saraswati is playing. Please check out my book: Esoteric Anatomy: The Body As Consciousness, if you would like to deepen your understanding of this root paradigm of eastern cosmology.
The body is a musical instrument that is played by the breath of life. As we release tension and armoring in the body, we come into attunement with the more subtle forces of nature and the cosmos in a natural process of Soul Communion.
Our approach to Energy Healing involves peeling off the layers of stress, tension and armoring through energizing body work, vitalizing the body through energy exercises, and chanting to commune with the sacred Breath of Life.
Each step in our Energy As Medicine training, deepens the quieting of the mind and healing of the heart. We heal as we attune to the Great-Fullness of Life and our own inner Well-Of-Being. There is an immediate and profound healing as one, comes home to ones Self... to Life. As we balance energy in the body, we commune with the light of the Soul in a healing process that is direct and immediate. www.weare1.us
Is it possible that the universe is a living, breathing, conscious being?
The wisdom of ancient India reveals that the universe is a living, breathing, conscious being. The ubiquity of the golden ratio spiral in nature is the mathematical expression of the life breath of a living universe. The golden ratio is found everywhere in nature from the spiraling of our DNA to the turning of galaxies. Our planet is almost 80% water. The underlying organization of the ocean's waves is the golden spiral, these waves are driven by the spiraling solar winds...the breath of the cosmos. The average distance of the planets from the sun in our solar system is an expression of the same mathematical formula.
In the illustration below you see the same proportional harmonics of the universal life breath in a chamber nautilus and the average distance of the planets from the sun. Illustrating that both are expressions of the same underlying dynamic. In astronomy this is called Bodes law.
This is the divider
The Greek word atmosphere, points to the spheres of breath of a living Gaia. Our bodies are formed and sustained by the ultrasonic harmonics of this life breath.
The sage Rumi, reveals: "You are not just a drop in the ocean but the mighty ocean in the drop..."
What is this mighty ocean?..... Life and Consciousness!
Life and consciousness are inextricably united. To be alive is to be conscious. To be conscious is to be alive.
All the powers, forces, qualities and potential of the universal ocean of life are in you as you... All the powers, forces, qualities and potential of the universal ocean of Consciousness are in you as you...
In healing we call this fundamental power of Life "Therapeutic Presence". Life is self organizing, an intelligence in every molecule maintaining its homeostasis. In the macrocosm of you, this same universal intelligence is experienced as lucidity, cognizance, presence. This presence is your Divine Self! This intelligence is universal!
In hands-on healing our presence is our most powerful resource. We evoke the power of this quintessence through stillness and entrain it with our own focus.
Contemplating the Divinity and Unity of All Life
It's Very Challenging To Go Through Life
Clueless Of Your Divine Self...
Intelligence is the ability to learn, to integrate our experience, into our expression. Indeed this describes the cybernetic nature of the dynamic of an atom, molecule or cell which in each moment is self correcting based on input from its environment. In the same way our physiological processes are self-correcting as well, constantly seeking homeostasis. This recursiveness is the essence of intelligence.
In the ancient wisdom of India, the stuff of creation is Intelligence. In the ancient wisdom all creation is a living, breathing, universal process of intelligence. Every atom, free and capable of self-correction…every molecule and cell defined by this universal dynamic.
This intelligence is the essence of life. All life forms dance with their environment in a feedback loop of experience and expression. In the ancient wisdom of India, this Intelligence is deified as Vishnu, which means to pervade. Vishnu’s Shakti or expression in Nature is called Saraswati, which means “essence of Self”. Saraswati’s vehicle is hansa the swan symbolizing the breath. Saraswati is pictured playing a vina, which symbolizes our bodies played by Life’s intelligence carried on the breath.
Only one thing in all creation is real in this paradigm, unchanging, uncaused…and that is, this all pervasive intelligence. Everything else is both constantly changing and the effect of this root cause of intelligence.
This intelligence is your Self. It manifests in your life as awareness, presence, cognizance. Your body can be immersed in eating a cookie or making love, but your mind is elsewhere…not present. It is this presence that defines our experience. The eyes, ears, touch, smell, taste only function when the Self is focused on the experience.
This Self is the exact same intelligence that defines a cell’s process or our physiology. This Self is the Universal presence of a mysterious, unfathomable, all-pervasive intelligence which permeates all life processes. In my understanding God is Life. All of creation is an expression of this Great Mystery. All Life is sacred.
The quality of your Self…The Divinity in you is lucidity. Every aspect of our lifestyle either supports your becoming more present, more lucid, more Divine…or is toxic…robbing you of your Divinity.
It is terrifying to go through life clueless of our Divine Self.
Every aspect of our work supports your immediate recognition of your Self and cultivation of this divine union. In healing we call this power “therapeutic presence”...the healing power of the Soul. Therapeutic presence is at the heart of the liberating techniques which define our approach to cleansing the body of stress, shock, trauma and emotional armoring. All our work promotes your attunement and union with your Self, to foster clarity, resilience, peace and well-Being.
Rescue Your Inner Child!
Clear Unconscious Forces That Run Your Life!
Somatic Emotional Clearing: Counseling For Bodyworkers
August 4-7, 2017, Benbow, California
The End of Suffering: Where there is light... darkness vanishes...Shame, guilt, isolation, fear, paranoia, and obsession are some of the symptoms of our suffering. You are not alone in the feelings that you are somehow not good enough: not smart enough, not rich enough, not thin enough, not attractive... not lovable. 2000 years ago, the east Indian sage Isvarakrsna in the Samkhya-karika... revealed a path to... the total, final, complete, annihilation of suffering.For Isvarakrisna, you were not to blame for your suffering. Suffering was rooted in ignorance...not ignorance of book learning, but a more pervasive ignorance, that was imbedded in ones life. Indeed the cause of our suffering was our alienation from life and the lifestyle that produced this alienation.I call this condition ontological terror... the feeling that something is terribly wrong... and my assumption of guilt and shame... that it is somehow my fault.Ontology means Being. Our suffering is caused by separation from our own Being. It is terrifying to go through life alienated from your own Divine Self. Our self hatred is rooted in our feelings of vulnerability, identified as we are with the fictions of our mind and illusions of the story of our suffering. Searching for solace, we live in our obsessive mind, rather than in the reality of the Divine Present.What is wrong... is the pain we feel because we have been wrenched out of the rhythms of life by our civilized ways. Traditional people danced with life in every heartbeat, they rose with the sun, worked hard with their bodies, breathed deep and sang as they worked. Diets were simply, local, and rooted in the season, individual life was imbedded in communal life. People lived in harmony with the Tao. Life was a communion with Nature, a communion with the OverSoul.In ancient Samkhya philosophy, Life is one. A Universal Life, whose nature is Divine Intelligence, lives through each of us. Each of us is a unique face of this Ubiquitous Life. In Samkhya Life is God. Our pain, is the anguish of our separation from Life, separation from our our Divinity, separation from our Self.Most of us are deeply identified with our mind, our story, the distraction of our addictions, and out of touch with a deeper, more subtle stratum of Being. This Being...is not far off. Indeed we are immersed in an ocean of Life. We need only, to breath it in. We need only quiet the mind and heart to come home to its healing resonance.Soul CommunionOur approach to healing, is defined by our intention to address the Soul, the animating intelligence in the body. For it is through Soul Communion, that we counter ontological terror. Where there is light... the fear and insecurity of the darkness vanishes.The body is a musical instrument that is played by the breath of life. As we release tension and armoring in the body, we come into atunement with the more subtle forces of nature and the cosmos in a natural process of Soul Communion.Our approach to Energy Healing involves peeling off the layers of stress, tension and armoring through energizing body work, vitalizing the body through energy exercises, and chanting to commune with the sacred Breath of Life.Each step in our Somatic Emotional Clearing program, deepens the quieting of the mind and healing of the heart. We heal as we attune to the Great-Fullness of Life and our own inner Well-Of-Being. There is an immediate and profound healing as one, comes home to ones Self... to Life. As we balance energy in the body, we commune with the light of the Soul in a healing process that is direct and immediate. Where there is light... darkness vanishes.Join Somatic Emotional Clearing Workshop,with Bruce Burger Aug 4-7, Benbow, CAhttp://www.weare1.us/Schedule.html%Somatics
There is no resource on our planet as wasted as human potential.
Each of us is the expression of a unique moment in the infinite creativity of Life.
Your feelings are a gift from Life. Your dharma is to be you. Fully present in your experience.
Healing, is about feeling safe to be authentic, safe to be vulnerable, safe to be fully alive.
I have been involved in the human potential movement for more than a half century. As founder of Heartwood Institute and author of a book on the unity and divinity of life…my life has been dedicated to escaping pain, fear and insecurity, and actualizing freedom, authenticity and peace.
Summer is the time to grow! All of Nature is supporting the blossoming and ripening of you…
Recycle Here… Somatic Emotional Clearing, August 4-7, Benbow, Ca with Bruce Burger, MA. www.weare1.us/Schedule.html#Somatics
The doctrine of “The Supremacy of Intelligence”... In one of the principal Upanishads, the Kausitaki-Brahmana, the God Indra, the King of Heaven, is asked for a boon deemed to be the most beneficial for mankind. Sri Indra exhorts: “Understand me only," and reveals the doctrine of “The Supremacy of Intelligence.”
For verily, without intelligence, speech does not make known (to the self) any name whatsoever. "My mind was elsewhere," he says, "I did not cognize that name". For verily, without intelligence breath does not make known any odour whatsoever. "My mind was elsewhere," he says. "I did not cognize that odor."
For verily, without intelligence the ear does make known any sound whatsoever. "My mind was elsewhere,” he says, "I did not cognize that sound." . . .
Verily, if there were no elements of intelligence, there would be no elements of existence. . . . For as in a chariot the felly is fixed on the spokes and the spokes are fixed on the hub, even so these elements of existence are fixed on the elements of intelligence and the elements of intelligence are fixed in the breathing spirit. The same breathing spirit is, truly, the intelligent self, bliss, ageless, immortal.
The biblical religions offer little more than spiritual gobble-goop... They were promulgated by imperialists to enslave nations and rape the earth.
The ancient wisdom reveals that... All life is Divine, all life is Sacred...All life is a fabric of Divine Intelligence...
We experience our Divinity as Lucidity, Presence, Cognizance.
SELF RECOGNITION is the key to healing...
Without this KNOWLEDGE...All else is ignorance.
Now Is The Time For Your Summer Cleansing Diet!
The Polarity Cleansing Diet is a fast for the ego and a feast for the spirit.
The diet can be used spiritually as a quest for vision and a means to contact a higher intelligence within, for guidance and healing.
The word sacrifice means to make sacred. In the polarity diet we sacrifice our ordinary eating habits to cultivate more receptivity to the innate intelligence of nature and the cosmos for healing insight, liberating realizations and bodily renewal.
The body is a temple of the spirit. Our lifestyle choices have a profound effect on the quality of our health and our personal experience of Spirit.
One of the foundations of our health building regime is our Sattvic cleansing diet. East Indian philosophy classifies food according to the level of consciousness it promotes. A Sattvic diet quiets the mind, brings peace to the heart, and heals bodily ills. A Sattvic diet promotes a healing state of Soul Communion...
Through a Sattvic diet, a profound clarity emerges as we experience the healing presence of the Soul.
Gratefulness is a a Super-conscious State...
Gratefulness is a State of Soul Communion...
Gratefulness is your Natural State...
In Gratefullness your ego-mind is not obsessing with the past... or fantasizing the future. Gratefullness describes a quality of your space... a space of wellbeing.
Every atom of your body is a field of energy...a vibrating vortex. When you are connected to Being. Each atom becomes a well to Being. This state of well-Being is an experience of Soul Communion... union with Life...union with Nature. We experience this as a great fullness. This Great-Fullness is your natural state. This Gratefulness is who you really are...not your thoughts, not your story. This is an experience of the Eternal Present. Unborn, Undying, Everywhere, Always, for Ever and Ever and Ever. This Presence is your Divinity! This is your natural state!
When we are not connected to Presence, we are disconnected from our SELF, disconnected from BEING. This is very threatening to the vulnerable ego. The ego obsesses with the past...the future...struggling with the abyss of the terror of the disconnection from Being.
Our Energy As Medicine:Transformational Therapy program, offers a holistic approach to Self Recognition. You are lovingly lead through a series of profoundly healing energy balancing protocols, that facilitate Soul Communion. That facilitate a molecular transformation in the way you vibrate and your moment to moment experience of your life. In our Somatic Emotional Clearing program you will learn effective tools to consciously restructure your personal unconscious, to resolve the past and cultivate a more conscious future.
You will cultivate resources to maintain this quality of well-being. Mantra Yoga and Energy Exercises that you can integrate into your everyday life....
Find out more here...
We are the product of Ultimate Intelligence: We are made in the image of God. We personify the dynamics of creation. The chakras are a microcosm of the seven steps through which consciousness precipitates into matter. Our voice personifies “The holy word”, the “logos”, the root dynamic of creation. Our voice is an inter-dimensional portal, our lips Shiva and Shakti, magnetizing the Ethers of Nature with our intention and will.
Mantra means to protect the mind. Mantra Yoga is one of the most effective tools for healing and purifying the heart/mind. Heart break, loss and grief are effectively addressed through Mantra Yoga. The mind is the surface of our heart, the heart the core of mind. The vowels of the mantras promote vibratory coherence which purifies our energy. In Mantra Yoga we create a feedback loop of consciousness, and build standing waves of coherent resonance in our Etheric body.
For thousands of years Mantra Yoga has been one of the primary tools used to accelerate ones evolution and to cultivate union with nature and the cosmos.
All life is sacred…In the west we are immersed in a deist paradigm…where god lies outside creation, creates the world, and lets it go to hell….In the wisdom of India, God does not create the world. Goddess becomes the world. Creation is the self sacrifice of the Goddess. All life is sacred, your life is sacred. You are conceived and birthed in Divinity…(not sin…) Join us in Resonance to cultivate powerful tools to cherish and care for our Heart/Mind and and celebrate this sacred gift of life....Blessings, Bruce...Om Named Shivaya!
Our Bodies Are Musical Instruments Played By The Breath Of Life
All life is sacred…In the west we are immersed in a deist paradigm…where god lies outside creation, creates the world, and lets it go to hell….In the wisdom of India, God does not create the world. Goddess becomes the world. Creation is the self sacrifice of the Goddess. All life is sacred, your life is sacred. You are conceived and birthed in Divinity…(not sin…)
Breath is the foundation of life. Breath is the vehicle of the Great Mystery of Life and Consciousness. Breath is the vehicle of the animating intelligence of the Soul. We live in an ocean of Life Breath. The Greek word atmos means breath, and we have our life in the Earths Atmosphere…The earths ultrasonic rhythms of breath.
In the ancient wisdom of India, Brahma is the breath of creation. Everything that moves, from quark to cosmos is the spiraling breath of Brahma. Brahma is omnipresent as a universal life of a living universe. In every moment, Brahma is unfolding unlimited creative potential as you. Your breath is the breath of the cosmos. Your every breath is the cutting edge of the evolution of the universe. You are the face of God. Your life the personification of divine potential. You are That.
Our body is a musical instrument, that is played by the breath of life. The cycle of respiration, carrying the body, through the elemental phases of natural & cosmic attunement. As we breathe the pitch of the tissue, is modulated by the breath. Breath cycles the energy fields of the body, on a molecular level, through three phases of cosmic attunement. In the first phase, the fields of the body are animated through an inner attunement to Being, the Soul of creation. This entrainment with the animating intelligence of the Soul is called Sattva (Being) guna (vortex). As the breath expands the tissue, the field leaps in quantum fashion into an attunement with the Solar force, Rajas Guna and then the pitch of Tamas guna, where life crystallizes into earthly forms.
Our bodies are musical instruments played by the breath of life.The cycles of respiration stretches the tissue of the body changing its pitch. From macrocosm of the organism to microcosm of the molecules every field of the body, is played by the cycle of respiration. The East Indian paradigm is built on three keynotes of natural and cosmic attunement. Sattva means Being, and is an entrainment with the Source. Sattva is the force of equilibrium in Nature.
Sattva the neutral phase, is associated with the parasympathetic nervous system, rest, rebuilding and deep relaxation. Rajas, inspiration, stretches the body cavities and tissue, molecular fields, modulating the pitch to an entrainment with the Sun, the creative energy of Fire, passion, purpose and power. Rajas means to glow with the excitement of life's joy flowing through us. Rajas is expressed through the sympathetic nervous system. In expiration the diaphragm descends into a lunar attunement, with the Earth facilitating the crystallization of consciousness into form as tamas guna.
We live in a tune-a-verse… the word universe means turning as one. In Sanskrit the term for the creator is Brahma, which means an ever expanding, ever evolving breath of creation. The Shakti, the power in nature of Brahma, is termed Saraswati, which means “essence of self”. Saraswati is the creative intelligence within the breath, that sustains life and consciousness in each rhythm of respiration. You are the vina, Saraswati is playing.
Please check out my book: Esoteric Anatomy: The Body As Consciousness, if you would like to deepen your understanding of this root paradigm of eastern cosmology. Join us to attune your body to a higher octave of Soul Communion nourishing yourself at the well of Being http://www.weare1.us/Schedule.html
Pilgrims Guide To India 6/4/17
The Pilgrims Guide to India at www.VanamaliAshram.org/#Pilgrims_Guide is a blessed resource for individuals dreaming or planning a trip to India. If you go to India as a tourist...your missing the boat...Visiting India as a pilgrim offers you a unique catalyst to Divine Transformation. Vanamali Mataji shares the wisdom of a lifetime of passionate devotion as she explores The Great Mystery of Life and Consciousness written in the temples and holy places of timeless India. http://www.vanamaliashram.org/#Pilgrims_Guide
The Abortion Of The Sacred From The Womb Of The Earth…
The Alphabet Vs The Goddess, is an important book, exploring just how, after tens of thousands of years of goddess worship... of humanity living on a sacred earth…. suddenly, with the emergence of the biblical religions, worship of the Earth as sacred…Life as sacred… is annihilated in the west.
Monotheism initiated religious intolerance. Two thousand years, of pillaging temples and libraries, murdering priestesses and priests, inquisitions, relentless, persecution and witch burning by the church has ripped the sacred from the womb of the earth.
The author Leonard Shalan, a medical doctor and brain surgeon, argues that the advent of the alphabet, shifted dominance from the right hemisphere of the brain… feminine, holistic, tolerant... to the masculine, analytical, aggressive left hemisphere. Literacy initiated the worship of an abstract concept of god. The literati and their minions of zealots, over centuries of crusades and jihad annihilated the worship of the sacred earth.
It seems that TV and the digital revolution may again shift brain dominance from the left brain dominance of the linear alphabet to an ideographic right hemisphere dominance and a new humanity… At this point, I want to learn more about this…and invite you in your comments to help me understand if the digital revolution offers hope for a transformation of consciousness….
Many years ago, my friend Jonathan invited me to join him in visiting an ISKCON community at a ranch in Lake county, California. Here the followers of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, lived simply and supported each other in living a sacred life as prescribed by their dear guru Swami Prabhupada. I remember a pond, graced by a swan as a distinctive feature, and a very skinny pujari leading the prayers.
An element of Krishna Consciousness, is to worship, Tulsi Devi as a part of the morning ritual. Devotees circling a Sacred Tusi plant, chanting a prayer to her and making an offering of water.
In India a tulsi plant grows at the front door of the home of every lover of Krishna, where she is nurished and worshiped. Mother Tulsi is reputed to be the purist of Krishna’s devotees, and devotees are invited to aspire to her devotion.
I circled the sacred basil plant, following the devotees who were chanting in Sanskrit, “vrindayai tulasi-devyai, priyayai kesavasya ca, krsna-bhakti-prade devi, satyavatyai namo namah”… I offer my prayers unto mother Tulasi Devi, who is very dear to Lord Krishna. O goddess, you bestow the blessing of devotion and the highest truth.”
Suddenly I felt, that I was in the presence of the purist hearted being, I had ever experienced! The sweetness and love, was beyond anything I had ever known…my heart opened, my eyes welled up with tears…and I have never been quite the same….
Yes Virginia, there is a Tulsi Devi! The next time you drink a cup of tulsi tea, take a moment to really smell the aroma, taste the flavor, and give thanks and praise, for the very special essence that is becoming a part of you…ALL LIFE IS SACRED! YOUR LIFE IS SACRED! blessings, B
Reading Merlin Stone: When God Was A Women. A profoundly important book! Stone, documents the relentless efforts of predatory patriarchal societies, to ravage any concept of the sacredness of the Earth, the sacredness of Nature, the sacredness of Life. Valuable in its time... but with due respect, she is offering a feminine pie-in-the-sky paradigm, to replace masculine pie-in-the-sky propaganda.
If we turn to India, a living connection to the goddess tradition, we leave the deist paradigm, where God lies outside of creation of the west, and worship a Goddess who has become creation. The Earth herself is Sacred, the Self-sacrifice of the Goddess. (Sacrifice= to make sacred).
The biblical religions are the propaganda of conquers. They seek to make war, pillage, exploitation and domination sacred.
Monotheism seeks to annihilate a Goddess that is everywhere in Nature. The biblical prohibition of worshiping idols, is an attack upon: sacred rivers, sacred mountains, sacred groves, sacred snakes and sacred cattle. All life is sacred!
Any concept we have of God/Goddess is arbitrary and arguable. The inherent miracle of life is not. Our mother Earth is sacred. All life is sacred! We are a cells in the body of Gaia, our life is sacred.
The real travesty of patriarchy, is ripping the sacred out of the Earth, denying the inherent miracle of life, thus enabling the predatory culture of imperialism and capitalism. Our world is weeping, for a wisdom that recognizes the sacredness and unity of all life that cherishes the Earth as our Mother, that cherishes our life, our labor, our love as sacred.
Beloved, Great Mystery Of Life and Consciousness...
The Great Sage Mahatma Gandhi, titled his autobiography: The Story Of My Experiments With Truth. Over the course of his life, he wavered between…Truth is God…and God is Truth. For Gandhi Truth could not be found in a book. Truth could only be lived. Gandhi realized in his
'experiment with Truth", that there was an experience of the sacred in acts of caring, kindness, generosity, and personal growth. Gandhi experienced that there is divinity inherent in a life well lived. That each of us can have a moment to moment experience of the sacred, through service, health and growth. I invite you to drop your pie in the sky, psychedelic, and personified concepts of God… AND ACCEPT THE PROFUNDITY OF THE SACRED LIFE YOU ARE EXPERIENCING RIGHT NOW!
*Quill pen drawing where every line is the Gandhi's mantra RAM, RAM, RAM... by Mrs. Saroja Nagarathnam of Channai.
Quote, "The accumulation of wealth is the accumulation of sin..." is from Gandhi's "Collected Works".
TRUTH SPEAKS IN SILENCE!!
As we went around the circle at the reunion, Saturday at Rainbows End....One name kept coming up, as instrumental in individuals awakening, Baba Haridas, the silent saint. In Our Revolution, we have manifested an alternative universe of holistic options to empower individuals seeking to take a higher level of responsibility for their physical, emotional and spiritual well-being...Thank You BABA HARI DAS for your inspiring example!
Revolution In A Teacup!
Today I had the honor of participating in a reunion of revolutionaries. Three dozen people who had transformed health care in America! When Drake Sadler, the founder of Traditional Medicinal's mentioned that millions of cups of their integrity, wisdom and love were being poured daily... I realized that our revolution was succeeding. Books on whole food nutrition, herbology, homeopathy and yoga are in all our homes. Herbology is being taught to MD's... Meditation is being taught to our children in public schools! Thanks to Rosemary Gladstar, Rob Menzies, Nan Koehler, Don Solomon, Kathy Keville, Mindy Green, Jane Bothwell, Dana Ullman, Nam Singh, Christopher Hobbs, Chela Burger, Jeanine Parvati, and everyone in this photo at Rainbows End, Sebastopol, CA, celebrating the 40th anniversary of our hippie herbal retreats which ignited a revolution in health care.
LIKE A GAZILLION SUNS!! Our Mother Earth, is circling our Father Sun at over 60,000 miles per hour, oscillating through a dance of Lunar and Solar attunement. At Equinox every atom on Earth, entrains in sympathetic resonance with Savitri*, the life giving solar intelligence, to spring into resonance with a new cycle of rebirth and creativity! Give thanks and praise, to the Life Divine, vibrating in every miraculous atom of your body for this sacred gift of Life! You are welcome to join us Thursday at 4: to chant the Surya Gayatri Mantra, to cultivate a deeper attunement to our Life Divine. Bruce & Chela's home, 7855 Benbow Dr, Garberville, CA (707)923-3387
*"Savitri is the Divine Word, daughter of the Sun) "...this is not a
mere allegory, the characters are not personified qualities, but
incarnations or emanations of living and conscious Forces with whom we
can enter into concrete touch...and show...the way from... (this) mortal
state to a divine
consciousness and immortal life." Sri Aurobindo
Lord Shiva personified as Bolinath...simple and easy to please....
Shiva personified as Bolinath...simple and easy to please... framed in lingams...
Shivaratri The Night of Shiva
Shivaratri:The Night of Shiva, is celebrated on the darkest new moon of the year in late January or early February. ॐ (Feb 24)
Shiva rules tamas guna, the aspect of Mystery manifesting as the experience of matter. The Sanskrit word Shiva means auspicious, and refers to the scintillating divine qualities of our life on earth. The brilliance of the light of seeing, tasting, touching...of consciousness experiencing embodiment. The agony and ecstasy of each moment, as our amazing lives unfold.ॐ
Pre-biblical spirituality was animistic and pantheistic. It reflected a natural world of omnipresent mystery, splendor and intelligence, where all of nature, all of life, all creation was sacred.ॐ
Monotheism extracts God from the Earth, and offers a pie in the sky God...With God in heaven... somewhere??? You can do as you like on earth.
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Shiva (Siva in Sanskrit) represents the flame of Life, unborn, undying... without beginning or end… everywhere, always, eternal, forever and ever and ever… ॐ ॐ ॐ
Shiva's manifest form is Shakti. Shakti is prakritti...Nature... The Self-Sacrifice of The Goddess as This Sacred Creation. This Sacred Earth!
To cherish and to serve the Earth is to worship Shiva/Shakti. The beauty of life that we love so much is Shiva/Shakti. Our own life, which we cherish so selfishly, is Shiva/Shakti. ॐ
Look no further, everything you are seeking, you already have! Aum Namah Shivaya! ॐ ॐ ॐ
Aum Namah Shivaya... Honor To Life!
The Cow personifies the sacredness of all life on earth, and the generosity of the Universe in sustaining our lives. In South India the Cow stands at the highest and most visible place in Devi temples, to remind us to cherish all life as our own... Please don't laugh at our Sacred Cows, monkeys, rats, ants, trees, rivers, mountains, etc.... Mother Earth... and please consider cultivating a vegetarian diet, to do a little more, to live your prayers, for future generations.
Blessings, Aum Namah Shivaya
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The Legend of Arunachala Shiva:
Holy Hill of Tiruvannamalai
The Gods Vishnu and Brahma were rocking the universe, quarreling as to who was the superior Deity. To restore equilibrium, Shiva appeared as a flame, and challenged them to find his source. Brahma took the form of a swan, and flew to the sky to see the top of the flame, while Vishnu became the boar Varaha, and sought its base. Neither Brahma nor Vishnu could find the source and were humbled and bowed to Shiva.
Arunachala (Annamalai) or red mountain in Tiruvannamalai, India, is recognized as a lingam, and the embodiment of Shiva as Infinite Light, described in this ancient legend.
Perhaps Shiva (Siva in Sanskrit) represents the flame of Life, without beginning or end… everywhere, always, eternal, forever and ever and ever… transcending Brahma and Vishnu who sustain the rhythms of creation.
Shiva rules tamas guna, the aspect of Mystery manifesting as the experience of matter. The Sanskrit word Shiva means auspicious, and refers to the scintillating divine qualities of our life on earth. The brilliance of the light of seeing, tasting, touching...of consciousness experiencing embodiment. The agony and ecstasy of each moment, as our amazing lives unfold.
Shiva is the light of life...the brilliance of consciousness...that illuminates each instant of our experience. At times we are Shiva taking the form of Vishnu as the the boar Varaha infused with His strength, spelunking the deep dark caves of the infinite possibility of pain and suffering that our human experience offers. Often we become the Swan of creative possibility, of Brahma and his Shakti Saraswati soaring to the sublime ecstatic heights of embodied experience.
We are the cutting edge of the unfolding of infinite possibility expressed in the unique dimension of Earthly experience.
Last winter, I arrived in India angry with pie in the sky religiosity that worshiped gods in heavens and stood by helplessly letting the Earth go to Hell. I offered my pain to Dakshinamurthy (Shiva as Guru) and was blessed with the realization that Shiva is the Earth!
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To cherish and to serve the Earth is to worship Shiva. The beauty of life that we love so much is Shiva. Our own life, which we cherish so selfishly, is Shiva. Look no further, everything you are seeking, you already have!
Aum Namah Shivaya! ॐ ॐ ॐ
The Maharishi Effect empowers you to heal the world! You are a cell in the body of Mother Gaia...Everything you do to foster peace and harmony in your personal world, influences the etheric body of the world around you. Your efforts...are powerful as they potentize the inherent harmony of the Source...
The Maharishi Effect is the observable fact of improved quality of life in the entire society when 1% or more of the population practices the Transcendental Meditation technique (TM) or a group of as little as the √1% practices this technique plus the advanced Transcendental Meditation Sidhi program. First discovered in December 1974 when it was found that crime rate decreased in 1% cities, there are now over 50 empirical studies on the Maharishi Effect.