opportunities afforded us in this
incarnation are quite remarkable.
It is here our consciousness can fully experience itself
within the dualistic nature of existence... swinging from one energetic
another, in constant
motion and change, in contrast
and conflict, pleasure and pain, triumph and failure, ecstasy and
despair, love and fear, creation and dissolution, life and
Through all these diverse
our spiritual awakening is accelerated.
Our Comfort Zone
Yet in each one of us, there is a part that is insecure amongst the
shifting tides of life, afraid of any sort of change. This part strives
for constancy, the conventional, security, stability, a known
identity. This part wants to have everything
all figured out, where we must have control of all that is happening
instead of allowing the mystery to unfold.
This part holds on for dear life to past experiences and memories which
keeps us from being fully present in the Now.
part plots and plans our life out to the smallest
detail, locking us into a set way of being, shutting us down so we can
only function inside a "box"
of limited thinking and feeling. This is our
psychic "comfort zone"... and we invest most all our power in
maintaining these self imposed illusions (no matter if it holds us
greatest potential). And if there is any deviation in us meeting its
expectations (due to outer force or circumstance), we get bent
out of shape and blame life or God.
tend to hold judgment of life as it is or isn't, what it should or
should not be, or even that one experience is superior or more
than another. We pursue the "pleasant" experiences and feelings while
"negative" ones... even if the so called "negative" experiences
feelings may hold more life energy and growth.
Buddhist teachings, any and all “attachment”... be it to
people, places, things, events, experiences, expectations,
thoughts, feelings, false hopes or preconceived ideas... is the
primary cause of suffering. Any such attachments locks us into a ridged
energy pattern that makes us resistant to any positive growth,
preventing us from
flowing with life "as it is" in the ever present and ever changing NOW.
Life is Change
("Peace" found in "No Change" is "Death")
The evolutionary "game of life" (on this
based on duality, where the balance points constantly shift from one
polarity to another (and all points in between). As soon as one has
established any state of neutrality (an equilibrium or stability in any
one position), a new factor is introduced and we are forced to start
over again (this is true for everyone here, with no exception). This
change insures that all life is continually tested (pushed stretched
and pulled) to
and grow (otherwise life gets dull and boring). Depending on our
attitude, this can be fun (or frustrating), but life remains what it is
- a juggling
act: on the one hand we are ever trying to find and
reside in the mysterious and illusive balance points... and on the
other hand life keeps dropping new "balls" into our hands.
the only constant thing in this universe. We either accept, flow and
surrendered to change... or we will be in a constant
state of frustration, pain and disappointment. And if we ever reach a
pinnacle of feeling "We Have Arrived"... the
energy dynamics inherent in life will always shift and this feeling
will leave us. This
is probably why
drugs have such a strong appeal – who wants "feeling good"
end? (we love the illusion of “Happily Ever After”). Of
course, death is the ultimate release,
bringing us out of this "juggling act" (this "game of life")... but
what challenge is that? (None). If life maintained a constant
state of equilibrium, there would be no dynamism, no excitement, no
growth. Knowing of our psychic attachment to our "comfort
zone", our Higher Soul Self and God (who is ever working behind the
with His Spirit helpers to do everything possible
to shift us out of our complacency and stagnation, encouraging us
back onto our spiritual evolutionary path.
The Dualistic Elements of Existence
Male and Female
Heaven and Earth
Yin and Yang
Expansive and Contractive
Matter and Anti-Matter
Light and Dark
Internal and External
Healing applies these elements to create a catalytic,
energetic, transformative event that breaks up old holding
patterns (stagnations) allowing one to shift closer into the core - the
center - the balance point of life.
Tantric healing, if
you are presenting an extreme of one polarity, the opposite
element may be applied. Eventually, the pendulum swings of your
energy will be less and less
pronounced as you shift into a more balanced position and move
deeper within. As your outward directed
energy refocuses into the center, it may eventually enter the
psychic channels (the main one
being the "Kundalini"), and begin to awaken its latent powers. Even
deeper still, you may experience feelings of Bliss, Love, Light
and Peace... which in essence, are qualities
of your eternal “Self".
attachment to any such experiences - be they amazing psychic powers
or spiritual energetic phenomenon of
any kind - will be an impediment on ones path. None of this is the
final destination - only one
stage on the journey.
The Spiritual Path is like riding in a hot air balloon
in order to ascend to the highest heights
we must eventually let go of everything.
& Red Tantra
Depending upon where a person currently resides on the scale of
"extremes", one may conclude that there are two different paths towards
reaching a balance point.
one hand we have the "White Tantric Path"... which works with the
cooling, light, cosmic, expansive energies and vibrations (found in the
higher multi-dimensional chakras,
Soul Aspects and God Self). For someone whose
awareness is fixated on the physical and mental realities (the
lower levels and densities) this polarity
is used. This sort of purifying energy work can be difficult to feel at
it is extremely subtle and light - but none the less, it is very
important. Spirit usually begins most healing work here, not only
because this end of the spectrum is generally safer,
but it prepares one to more easily open up to receive energy work on
the lower chakras and lower selves.
other hand we have the "Red Tantric Path"... which works with the
fiery, creative, concentrated sexual energies and vibrations (found in
these lower chakras and lower selves). Depending
upon ones particular history, these levels of ones being can often hold
much violent and
destructive energy patterns and memories. If awakened and
activated before adequate
preparation (i.e. purification as done in the White Tantric
work) there can be an
exaggerated, violent and detrimental reaction. This is the "Healing
Crisis" in extreme - caused by overly activating these latent
imbalances, unresolved issues and energies. To a certain extent, a
healing crisis cannot be avoided during the normal course of any sort
of healing work, but
it can be minimized by laying the proper
foundations - namely, by preparing and purifying the body mind and soul
a precise order (or sequence) of unfoldment...
one that is not forced (according to how the ego-mind thinks and
but one that flows (according to the
agenda, direction and timing of the Higher Self).
work originates from the Source of many if not all paths, your
experiences of it may appear "Tantric", or seem similar to another
process... such as
“Ascension” or "Alchemy" (where ones
base vibrations, energy and consciousness are
transformed into "Spiritual Gold", so to speak). But
no matter what you experience or how you categorize it, your path will
be unique to you. I am simply offering here a general description of
occur for you in the context of "Tantra" (as I understand it) but
there are really no hard and fast rules - Spirit unfolds your path the
it wills... often not making any sense to us at all.
(to those who want to take things into their own hands)
There are always a few people who (after
having read a
few books and taken a few classes) get the notion that
forcibly stimulating themselves on these lower chakras (through drugs
certain intense spiritual yogic practices) is the way to go.
Unfortunately, this creates more problems: like a pandoras box, they
have let loose such powerful
energies that cannot then be so easily controlled, balanced and
integrated... all of which may further cause physical and psychic
in some cases) diseases or premature death.
Additionally, by opening
up in these forceful ways, they make themselves vulnerable to
being manipulated and controlled by the lower entities
that exist on such levels. Fortunately, undoing such damage
inflicted upon the energy field and psyche is possible.. but it
will take much healing work.
This healing work makes it possible to experience the true intimacy
("in-to-me-see") of a sacred spiritual relationship (or at the least,
it can be used as a preparatory course for one). this work helps open
channels of communication, allowing you to connect with the inner
spirit of another, clearly and without distortion. As your energy,
consciousness and vibrations accelerate and shift into a higher gear,
relationships begin to take on a whole new meaning and purpose.
common that as you do this work, you begin to let go of the old... and
attract new friends (and
lovers) who better resonate with where you are now at. However, this
paradigm cannot fully manifest until all your negative
karmas and issues are cleared and healed. Then and only then can you
the uninhibited and unadulterated sharing of your deepest self - your
deepest love with another. This is the promise for the coming
spiritual millenia - the Tantric Relationship.
Tantra is about becoming "One" with the universe. Thus its
principles may be
applied to help work through (confront or overcome) all
that we have a negative charge on (as in negative karma). Tantra
may also be an important tool to help
those who are trying to overcome an attachment or "addiction". One key
releasing or getting over something (such as an attachment to a
is to become so totally at one with that object that there ceases to be
any separation between it and you - like an arm, it is just there and
we don't need to think or obsess about it anymore. But as long as
one sees or feels a separation, such a thing has a power over you.
|Deep down, we all
desire to return to Oneness and Unity - any outer thing (substance) or
person we feel attached (or addicted) too is
just symbolic of that inner yearning.
use cigarettes as an example. When you feel compelled to smoke,
instead, hold it in your hand, reverently, sacredly. Meditate on
its energy and consciousness... this is your lover - that which you
desire and want to be within you for all time. In your mind, become the
cigarette... feel its power, its essence, its vibration, its spirit
moving into and merging with you. Action and Reaction. What will come
up in you are all the thoughts, memories and feelings associated with
smoking – some pleasant, some not so pleasant. Look upon them
all with a gentleness and grace – bless them all and let them
go. Do this practice more and more until, with the power of your mind
alone, you can draw the power of it into your being and then transform
this energy back into pure spirit without ever having to take a
To be successful using this method, one must have a serious, committed,
willful intention and desire and not give up. This method is not a
trick or play on the mind – it is a serious tool of
transformation. If you use it, it should work for you. In addition, the
healing work can be of support.
take any object... it may be a "negative" or a
“positive” thing... it could even be a person. Sit
with this thing... or the image of this thing or person. Hold it in
your hands, close your eyes, imagine and believe that the
power, the essence, the vibration of that thing is going into you,
being categorized and stored away into your energy field and
subconscious memory banks. Something will come back from out of your
inner self and send you a message or gift – watch and feel for
it. Once you do this enough times, your mind will see and feel less and
less a difference between you and the outer world.
This technique may help your mind
come closer to the realization that you really do have the entire
universe inside you – inner and outer - there is no
separation (it's all one form of consciousness or another). This
Tantric practice will internalize (incorporate and or
balance) the outer universe into the inner "Landscape of your Soul".
We have been created with the most powerful chemistry lab within our
very own bodies
(inside of which is the true location of "Ambrosia" -
the "Nectar of the
Feed these bodies certain natural substances, and this chemistry lab
starts producing - in the proper doses - the
drugs we need to maintain good health. However, once we imbibe
these drugs (from an external source), our bodies often cease
production... and taken to an extreme, this can
lead to outer dependency and addiction. Drugs are just one substance
that can be abused (there are many more).
lower powers that have been in control on this planet
(on one dimension or another) know all about our weaknesses... and
wanting to stay in business (and stay in power) "they" have done
everything to distract us (from our inner power) and make us as
dependent and addicted as possible. To that end, they try to
manipulate our minds into believing in an authority
outside ourselves so we can be
more easily controlled as they see fit... and thus they can make
more and more money (by selling us their drugs, politics, religion,
wars, or whatever else they are peddling). This racket has been
going on for thousands of years... but only now are many of us waking
up and becoming aware
of the degree of deception, manipulation and control. Yes,
there really is a conspiracy, but when
we work with the Higher Power there is no contest - in the end we
win (so don't worry).
We live in a very dense, materially oriented world where everyone
around us is
living in self imposed, contracted, constricted boxes of consciousness
and energy so extreme... that our own consciousness and energy is boxed
in by everyone else's
We must start
somewhere to break up these limitations.
The best place to start is within our selves.
we met with no energetic resistance
anywhere within or around us on any level, our consciousness and energy
expand to fill the farthest reaches of the universe. For example, if
have even been on vacation to a remote part of the planet (especially
away from the hustle and bustle of the busy world, you may have felt
and energy field expand... and you may have felt more light,
free and happy. I feel degrees of this every time I leave the energy
field of Southern California and
cross the border into Arizona. The material mind set in California
is so oppressive... one doesn't realize until removed from its
influences. No wonder many astronauts in outer
space report awakening to an expanded, enlightened, global
consciousness. Not all of us alive and incarnate are so lucky to be
able to get that far
away.. but when we finally leave
this life we will have plenty of time to dwell in the possibilities.
How much more blissful peaceful loving and happy would
whole planet was unburdened of all its sorrows?
no matter how far away we remove
ourselves, the dark, heavy, worrisome consciousness of the world has an
insidious tendency to intrude upon the fringes of our awareness,
itching its way into our blissful oblivion. This cannot be avoided. It
does not matter how rich, beautiful, intelligent, even enlightened you
are as an individual... nor does it matter whatever distractions or
addictions we use to escape - as long as the sorrows of the world
continue to exist, they will influence our consciousness. A part of us
knows this... which makes it hard to totally let go
and totally relax. Death is no
escape either - even incorporeal spirits are (somewhat) influenced by
the suffering experienced on this earth plane. Once we leave
our bodies, we become more sensitive and aware of the conditions
here on earth. We will look down upon our lost mothers and fathers and
brothers and sisters and children and friends.. and say
"What can we do to alleviate this suffering,
mass forgetfulness and confusion?"
Bodhisattva - The Path of Compassion
There comes a
time on a souls’ life path where the sense of self awakens
and expands to such a degree... where ones heart become so open and
sensitive... that one begins to acutely feel and know the pain and
suffering in this world. When one sees and feels the
inter-connections and inter-dependencies we all have with each other
and all of life, the conclusion one comes to is that the only way to be
free is to help others be free. It is at this major turning point when
the soul realizes that personal salvation is not enough. And
for this soul, yes... trying to lighten the planetary heart of its pain
and suffering is perhaps a major reason
for being here. However, that soul must be very clear... to be most
effective at serving this higher calling,
one must first be healed and whole. If you carry the
of your own pain and suffering, Spirit is going to be limited in its
ability to work through your channels. Spirit will of course
still come through, but not at the highest most powerful level possible.
task of the aspiring healer - no matter how lofty their goals - is to
be as free and clear as possible (otherwise
it is something akin to "the blind leading the blind"). Spiritual
Liberation starts with the self and then radiates outward - never the
other way around. The more love and light we have in and for
ourselves... the more we can
give to others. So to all those sensitive souls who feel for
the world and its suffering... just itching to go out and be healers...
to you that by receiving as much healing work as you can, you are
empowering yourself to be a better channel for Spirit to
"Charity begins at home" is the saying, so let’s start healing
you first, and then we can move out and heal the world.
For many of
you Star Seeded Souls, your initial purpose in coming here was
be a planetary transformer. However, over many lifetimes you have
accumulated so much negative “stuff” that must
be cleared before you can fully take on your initial assignments. To
reiterate... the first responsibility of the
Light Worker/Star Seeded Soul (or as the Buddhists call them
"Bodhisattvas") is to be clear and healed in yourself first. All good
and great works radiate out from there.
The great work beyond the self is global
ascension... but it is always rooted in who we are. Spirit
can only make global ascension a reality as long as it comes through
us. The clearer our channels, the more powerfully may Spirit
more of this grace that you receive, the more of it will be wished
(and bestowed) upon others - that they too may have a greater sense of
love, freedom, awareness and compassion. Thus is awakened the
"Bodhisattva" - one who lives upon the earth plane to be a channel for
Spirit. All else becomes trivial compared to this grand task - no
other activity truly engages the heart and soul quite like it. As a
channel of the Higher Self, your very presence brings grace and light
to all. It may come through the little and quiet things you do, but it
is the spirit
and energy behind it that makes a difference. You become another strong
link in the chain of enlightened human consciousness. As you expand
further into this role, your spirit will grow larger and more
powerful. You will become a reborn, renewed and refreshed being, every
day offered new opportunities to serve and love.
In the beginning of the spiritual path, our
primarily responsibility is concerned with removing or clearing the
energetic and vibrational resistances we hold within our selves.
The "Bodhisattva" realizes that to heal and change the world, one must
first be healed and changed within (since we are the vehicles for
spirit to work through). Eventually, after having cleared our channels
enough, the merits of our inner work will spread
outwards, healing and uplifting the world. If you have done any work
with me in the past, you may have
noticed that as your energy strengthens and the light of your
consciousness expands, this directly and indirectly affects those
people in your immediate environment. However, there is never an end to
how expanded our channels
may become... and ultimately, this is our
primary responsibility and concern.
|I cannot give you the answer
but I can invite you to partake in the mysteries of the journey.
Contradictions, questions, uncertainty, unknowing...
faith, trust, perseverance, sacrifice, hard work...
what more does the spiritual warrior need?
If you want to be an active participant of this grand
the invitation is presented - the choice is yours.
I look forward to your inquiries
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