I am here at our yoga, or as I like to call it, embodied awareness, and listening to Michael Singer's podcast called "Doing the real work to free yourself."
I love his opening line, which says, "Spiritual growth and personal growth are exactly the same thing."
He goes on to say that we are naturally spiritual, and the only thing in the way of our spiritual development are (in AA terms here) our character defects. He says that working out these things is the path to enlightenment. He compares it to the flow of a river or stream, when there is no resistance, or nothing in the path, the water flows smoothly. When there are rocks, and boulders and all sorts of obstacles, the water is rough. If we want life to flow smoothly we must remove the boulders. Uugh.
What struck me here was the comparison between this and the insights I had been receiving from the Wim Hoff breathing. Each time I found that still space, I was shown something that prevented the flow. I learned what I was doing that was blocking me from peace and oneness. What a beautiful parallel from my experience as it is described by Dr. Singer in this podcast.
I hope you too find ways to keep growing and removing those blocks, so that you may live your best life.
Here we have CoDA to help working out those kinks in our emotional lives and relationship, to live a more grace-filled life. We can also help you work out the kinks in our bodies too.
Join us for Embodied Awareness as we continue to listen to Michael Singer's brilliant teachings. Come stretch and release the resistance and tension, and breathe in healing prana together with us.
Monday and Wednesday 11:11 to 12:12.
I have worked a bit with Betty Edward's book "Drawing from the Right Side of the Brain". It is a great way for those who think they are not creative to start to open up to the type of perceptual awareness used by artists everyday. I was surprised to find out that the military used this book in their 20 year remote viewing program.
This interview was recorded by Jeffrey Mishlove with Lyn Buchanan, MA, who participated in the Army's remote viewing program based at Fort Meade, Maryland. He now teaches ways in which we can all develop these senses. The power of opening up our senses expands our intelligence. For highly creative people, this can be a validation of all they are naturally inclined to see. For those who haven't yet tapped their inner creativity, this can improve the quality of someone's life.
The Buddhist's 8-fold path is founded most significantly on it's first two pillars: Accurate Perception and Correct Expression. Accurate Perception is number one! Most of us see through a limited lens of our past experiences. Instead of drawing the tree in front of us, we draw a symbol of a tree. Learning to see what is actually in front of us when drawing, seems to allow us to open our awareness to all aspects of what is truly in front of us.
So check out the book, and check out the video. Give the exercises a try and see how your life improves.
Exercises to Cultivate Remote Viewing with Lyn Buchananfrom Jeffrey Mishlove's New Thinking Allowed
Posted: Aug 11, 2018
Worry Ruins It
Not far off from "Don't Rush" is the awareness that worry ruins the life experience.
I don't think I could find many folks who would disagree with this one. Constant worry moves me out of my experience and into a state of discomfort. Perhaps your worry is mixed with anxiety or the feeling of impending doom. That tends to dampen the day.
I can worry about pretty much anything.
One of my big ones is that "I am not doing it right." That one can certainly come up when trying to do my best. What if I couldn't do it wrong? What if just showing up was enough? The more I worry about not doing it right, the less I allow myself to experience just what is happening to and through me.
Life unfolds on its own. I get to participate in that unfolding. Worrying that things are not going right, is like worrying about the way a wave lands on the sand. My worrying won't change it.
So why not just let go of worry and follow the inspired moments one after another. Live your best life by being present to it.