I have had many spiritual teachers (living and dead) during the past 20 years or so. The internet has allowed me to connect to teachers far and near. First there was Rudolf Steiner, then Master Co, disciple of GMCKS, founder of Pranic Healing, then Jennifer McLean, Debra Wayne, Christof Melchizedek, Matt Mantara and Gene Ang, just to name a few.
Gene comes from a scientific background, like I do. His training in neuroscience provided a grounded approach to his spirituality. Rudolf Steiner was also a scientist and philosopher first, and a spritualist second. In fact Steiner called his approach Spiritual Science.
Consciousness Explorations is intended to allow each of us to explore together the qualities of our conscious experience that show us the nature of reality. We are each scientists on the journey of understanding ourselves. We are scientists doing experiments in our own lives. This view of ourselves and our lives has the effect of taking some of the pressure off. As scientists we are objective, observing the effects of our different approaches. If our approach to life doesn't give us the results we are looking for, we redesign the experiment and try again, always taking note of the effects of each effort.
From Pema Chodron's Book "Becoming Bodhisattvas"
When we approach life as an experiment, we're willing to try it this way and that way because, either way, we have nothing to lose. This immense flexibility is something I learned from the example of Trungpa Rinpoche. His enthusiasm enabled him to accomplish an amazing amount in his life. When some things didn't work out, Rinpoche's attitude was "no big deal." If it's time for something to flourish, it will; if it's not time, it won't.
The trick is not getting caught in hope and fear. We can put our whole heart into whatever we do; but if we freeze our attitude into for or against, we're setting ourselves up for stress. Instead, we could just go forward with curiosity, wondering where this experiment will lead. This kind of open-ended inquisitiveness captures the spirit of enthusiasm, or heroic perseverance.
Well, I am at a crossroads with this coursework. People are so pressured by the demands of life (including myself) that it is difficult to find the time to come together for spiritual practices. It is possible, though, through the internet to make these consciousness exploration "experiments" available for individuals whenever they are able. So in the spirit of treating life as an experiment, If one way isn't working, try another. We can always find ways to meet synchronously again as it feels right. Feeling the path into life's most powerful streams is how to live in alignment with the highest expression of one's self.
So for the next 6 months, the activities for the Aligning with Your Divine Blueprint will be posted online. Our first month's exercise will be to notice our physical being, and our physical surroundings. Then each month we will move our attentions to one of the higher subtle bodies (etheric, astral, mental, causal, divine).
Check out the framework of the course here. This page will then lead you to the exercises for the month. Happy New Moon!