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1/2 Maharishi et la Méditation Transcendantale (MT), MERU Pays-Bas – Dr Girish Momaya

MERU is a branch campus of Maharishi European Research University (MERU), founded in 1975 in Seelisberg, Switzerland. It has conducted and published research on the Transcendental Meditation technique and related technologies. It occupies the forested grounds of the former Kolleg St. Ludwig (Saint Ludwig College), a Franciscan monastery and boarding school. The main structure was built in 1909 and the college operated until 1979 and was purchased by The Maharishi Foundation in 1984.

The campus is considered a “capital” of the Global Country of World Peace and includes buildings, offices and residences for various institutions and leaders of the Transcendental Meditation movement including its founder, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi who moved there in 1990 and occupied a large, custom built structure from 1992 until his death. The site is near the villages of Vlodrop-station and Vlodrop in Limburg, the Netherlands, adjacent to the Dutch-German border and the defunct Iron Rhine railroad, and surrounded by Meinweg National Park.

History
MERU was, founded in 1975 in Seelisberg, Switzerland and later opened this branch campus in Holland. It has conducted and published research on the Transcendental Meditation technique and related technologies and occupies the forested grounds of the former Kolleg St. Ludwig (Saint Ludwig College), a Franciscan monastery and boarding school. The main structure on the campus was built in 1909 and operated until 1979. The campus was purchased by The Maharishi Foundation in 1984 and campus development has included both demolition and new construction.

Girish Momaya

Dr. Momaya is a director of the Maharishi Foundation International in the Netherlands, an international foundation established to promote teachings and programmes of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. It is functioning in the areas of Consciousness Based Education, Maharishi Vedic Approach to Health, Maharishi Sthapatya Veda (Vedic Architecture), Maharishi Jyotish (Vedic Astrology) and offering training in various areas of society.

Dr. Momaya is a director of Maharishi European Research University, a Dutch foundation dealing with creating coherence through Maharishi’s technology of consciousness and giving services and courses in the areas of Education and Health.

Dr. Momaya is a director of Maharishi Ayurveda Products Europe B.V., a Dutch company dealing with manufacturing and distribution of herbal health food supplements.

Specialization
Education and training in Maharishi Vedic Sciences, Education and training in Maharishi Ayurveda Programmes, Teaching Transcendental Meditation Programme, Distribution of Ayurvedic health products, Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centers.

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The Importance of Cleaning the Subtle Bodies

“The voice of our original self is often muffled, overwhelmed, even strangled, by the voices of other people’s expectations.”
~Julia Cameron


Keeping our subtle bodies clean is very important for the flow of our vital energy. The assembly of these bodies composes what we call our Energetic, or Auric, Field. Our Energetic Field feeds on vital energy. This vital energy is called Prana, or Qi or Chi, and feeds certain corridors of power that exist in and nourishes these subtle bodies.

The cleaning of the chakras, or centers of emanation and centrifugal energy, is of fundamental importance to metabolize these perfectly. With the Light that passes through them, with the flow through the magnetic axis, it literally feeds every cell in the body. The specific cleaning the Emotional Body is essential in order not to accumulate dark energy that can produce psychosomatic dis-easies.

Before we can heal ourselves, we must first be true to ourselves. The energy of emotional purification will help you forgive yourself for making choices that you did not fully understand at the time. From the moment you are free of regret or sorry for yourself, you can begin to heal, and then will automatically heal everyone around you with radiant unconditional love.

The blockages we often encounter around our Auric field can be called implants, or seeded attitudinal conducts, thoughts and behaviors.

Emotional implants can be of various natures, from implants that represent collective karmic patterns that have been externally imposed through social conditioning and expectations, to ones of personal nature of different life conditions and experiences that we are not emotionally mature enough to process and heal. Some implants, however, can be acquired through your genetic bloodline.

Some of these implants are the karma of our soul that we carry from one incarnation to another. Once incarnated on this 3D planet, the implants are activated and they will continue with the battles of duality, or the Game of Shadows and Light.

The implants can be assimilated in different ways, from many different timelines, locations and situations. There are many different types of implants as they have different purposes.

The last manner in which an implant can be integrated is through associations with different spiritual organizations of a negative nature. On the astral plane, these organizations create an Egregore. This includes any civil, social, or religious institution, and also cults that use mind control and fear to strengthen control over its members. They produce and perpetuate a “monolithic vibration”, as a standard energy signature, that overrules the manifestation of diversity proper of Human nature. Many of these vows of fidelity and service remain until consciously revoked. This is energy that needs to be transmuted.

The clearing of implants from our emotional body is a sensitive process that takes us all from the dualistic timeline of a 3D perspective to multidimensional perspective, to a point where we can safely transmute the emotion and release them away of our physical and emotional levels. How can we begin to “cleanse” the emotional charge that conditions us? A more direct approach would be to look inward with sincerity and recognize the energetic knots that are indirectly and directly preventing us from achieving our best, as programmed before this earthly experience.

After the procedure, your body will become able to sustain a higher energy levels since these embedded programs, which can be tiny energy-dense patterns stored in many energy centers of the body and which are passed on for generations without end, block and make difficult the expansion and upgrade of the level of experience we can gather through the manifestation of our Divine Purpose.


Pulling a raisin out of a two-year-old’s nose probably wasn’t on Buddha’s path toward enlightenment, but it was one of the obstacles for author Polly Campbell. For many, stuck raisins and other real-life moments provide sometimes the only opportunity for spiritual growth in a day. Imperfect Spirituality shows readers how to integrate those every-day moments with traditional spiritual techniques to experience personal growth and greater well-being all in the course of your regular routine. Any activity can be transformed into a spiritual practice. Don’t have a half-hour to meditate? Can’t drop everything à la Elizabeth Gilbert and trek to Italy or India? Do a mini-meditation while stopped at a red light. Working to be mindful and present? Start by brushing your teeth.

Imperfect Spirituality is filled with practical tips and dozens of examples like these, as well as anecdotes from real people who are striving to grow both spiritually and personally. Each chapter features fascinating research about how the mind body spirit connection really works as well as illuminating quotes, and informative, easy-to-do takeaways from leading-edge academic and spiritual experts who both study and practice the techniques explored in the book.

Campbell is also a professional speaker and instructor with The Daily Om. Her writing appears regularly in national magazines and she has tested and tried many of the self-improvement strategies she writes about in her own quest to find more happiness, tranquility — and some days just socks that match. She is a writer, wife, mother, cat-litter changer, and avid player of Candyland from her home in Portland, OR.

What makes Vedic Astrology superior to other Divination systems, including Western Astrology, is its level of accuracy and precision in prediction. Predictive methods are based on very complex calculations and there are numerous methods which will pinpoint timing down to the exact minute. However there is a simple method which gives remarkable results and should be taken into account when seeing a chart.

Planets and houses are said to give their maturity effects at certain ages in a person’s life. The planets are more significant in this regard. When a planet matures at a certain age, the full potential of the planet will be able to manifest at that time. Whatever a planet promises in the chart, will be clearly visible in a person’s life at that age.

This is a very important method of prediction and can often work like magic. In some cases just knowing a person’s age without having access to their chart can give you a strong idea of what they are experiencing in life and how that planet corresponding to their age actually functions in their chart. The maturity planet will show its intrinsic nature as well as the results of its chart placement. The intensity of its effects will last until the next planet matures.

AGE WHEN PLANETS GIVE THEIR FULL EFFECTS

Jupiter Matures at 15 – 20 years of age (peak 16)

Sun Matures at 22 years of age

Moon Matures at 24 years of age

Venus Matures 25 – 27 years of age (peak 25)

Mars Matures at 28 – 31 years of age (peak 28)

Mercury Matures at 32 – 35 years of age (peak 32)

Saturn Matures at 36 – 39 years of age (peak 36)

Rahu Matures at 42 – 47 years of age (peak 42)

Ketu Matures at 48 – 54 years of age (peak 48)

Jupiter’s maturity age (15th birthday) 16th year, will often give some special opportunities, wealth, or higher learning (Jupiter’s natural significations) and whatever else it indicates in the chart.

Sun’s maturity age (21st birthday) 22nd year, will bring out the person’s underlying tendencies to the fore, and if well placed is an important time for professional advancement, along with whatever else Sun indicates in the chart.

Moon’s maturity age (23rd birthday) 24th year, will show some psychological maturity. Whatever else the Moon indicates in the chart will come to the fore.

From one’s 24th birthday (25th year) Venus will mature. As a natural significator of love a person will generally expect some romance even marriage in their life, if supported by the main horoscope. Venus will also give the effects of its chart placement.

Mars maturity age (27th birthday) 28th year, will see a person developing more initiative and independence in their life. Mars will also give the effects of its chart placement.

Mercury’s maturity age (31st birthday) 32nd year, will see more intellectual development and important communication activities taking place. Mercury will also give the effects of its chart placement.

Saturn’s maturity age (35th birthday) 36th year, can usher in important changes. A person may experience some form of upheaval or find more security and stability in their life. Whatever a person has been working hard towards in the house that Saturn occupies, will give its full results at this age.

Rahu’s maturity age (41st birthday ) 42nd year, can make one more focused on the opportunities for growth that Rahu signifies in the chart.

Ketu’s maturity age (47th birthday) 48th year, is an important time for introspection and reflection on how one has developed up till now in their lives. It can be an important spiritual turning point.

If a planet is afflicted in a chart, when it reaches maturity the full negative potential of that planet will be able to manifest. As an example, if Saturn were badly placed in the 4th house of a horoscope, at the age of 36 a person will have some kind of emotional crisis or difficulties with property matters. Saturn is sure to show its more negative inherent traits such as obstacles, delays, miserliness, over attachment and poverty. If this Saturn were also ruler of the 5th and 6th house it will show obstructions in love affairs, creativity, children (5th house) and problems with debts, enemies and health (6th house). On the other hand if Saturn is a strong benefic or yogakaraka then one may see a sudden rise in fortune at the age of 36.

MATURITY AGE OF HOUSES

Houses are said to mature at certain times in a person’s life also. If a person has a particularly strong or weak house it will show its effect quite obviously during the period of its duration, alongside other more important predictive factors.

9th House Maturity Age (1-24 yrs)

10th House Maturity Age (25 – 26 yrs)

11th House Maturity Age (27 -28 yrs)

12th House Maturity Age (29 – 30 yrs)

1st House Maturity Age (31 – 33 yrs)

2nd House Maturity Age (34 – 36 yrs)

3rd House Maturity Age (37 – 39 yrs)

4th House Maturity Age (40 – 45 yrs)

5th House Maturity Age (46 – 51 yrs)

6th House Maturity Age (52 – 57 yrs)

7th House Maturity Age (58 – 65 yrs)

8th House Maturity Age (66 yrs onwards)

Up to 24 years of age when the 9th house is giving effects, a person will be very much at the mercy of their fortune or misfortune, depending on the strength of the 9th house in the chart. This is a time when a person develops their main outlook and approach to life , and finds their destined path or general life direction.

From one’s 24th birthday to 26 years of age, one’s career often becomes an important point of focus, and trying to attain professional recognition. From one’s 26th birthday to 28 years of age, social opportunities may manifest, along with focusing on one’s ability for wealth and profits and trying to achieve major ambitions and long term goals.

From one’s 28th birthday to 30 years of age, a person may have to deal with issues of loss, long distance travel may be important, along with spiritual awakening and seeking a greater meaning to existence.

From one’s 30th birthday to 33 years of age, a person may be trying to formulate their self identity and become more independent.

From one’s 33rd birthday to 36 years of age, a person may be focused on earning money, development of speech and acquiring knowledge.

From one’s 36th birthday to 39 years of age, a person may be fostering their independence and initiative, and learning to handle communication in a more effective manner. New creative skills may be taken up at this time.

From one’s 39th birthday to 45 years of age, a person may be concerned more about inner stability and settling down in a permanent home.

From one’s 45th birthday to 51 years of age, new creative activities may spring up, along with concentration on one’s children and their lives.

From one’s 51st birthday to 57 years of age, a person may have to focus more on their health and whatever else their 6th house indicates in the chart.

By one’s 57th birthday to 65 years of age, a person has learnt to deal with relationships in a certain way.

From one’s 65th birthday onwards a person has to confront issues about death and the mysteries of life.

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The da Vince Perspective


The Last Supper, as portrayed by Leonardo da Vince, specifically describes the reaction given by each apostle when Jesus states that one of them would betray him. All twelve apostles have different reactions to the news, with various degrees of anger and shock. The painting contains several references to the number three, which represents the Christian belief in the Holy Trinity. The Apostles are seated in groupings of three; there are three windows behind Jesus; and the shape of Jesus’ figure resembles a triangle. There may have been other references that have since been lost as the painting deteriorated. The Last Supper has also been the target of much speculation by writers and historical revisionists alike, usually centered around supposed purported hidden messages or hints found within the painting.

In his analysis, Da Vince invites us to examine the disciples and their position, from the right to the left.

On the head of the table is St. Simon, who represents the sign of Aries, the zodiac sign of fire and action. Simon’s hands indicate the direction to take. Aries astrologically governs the anatomy of the head and Simon’s forehead is well highlighted in the painting. Its readiness is also shown by the creative Aryan[1] hands, to act according to the will and courage of the Aryans.

On the left is St. Jude, representing Taurus. His countenance is angry while listening to Simon as if slowly digesting his impressions. His hands are in the posture of one who receives something, characterizing the possessiveness of Taurus, which is the sign that accumulates. In the human body, Taurus rules the neck and throat, and that of Jude is well highlighted.

St. Matthew comes next, as the representative of Gemini, the Twins, the double sign which governs the interaction with people and ability to gather information. Matthew has the willing hands and face on opposite sides of each other, revealing the Gemini habit of talking and listening at the same time. Matthew was a scribe and the historian of the life of Jesus: he wrote one of four books accepted as genuine by the Catholic Church. Gemini rules the 3rd House of the Zodiac, the House of communication and knowledge.

To the left is St. Philip, representing the sign of Cancer. His hands are towards the chest showing the Cancerian tendency to accommodate, protect and take care of things. Ruled by the Moon, Cancer works with feelings. Philip is angled forward, portrayed as if offering himself to perform some type of task.

At his side is St. James the Lesser, the Leonine, arms open, revealing with sweeping gesture the power to radiate love. Leo governs the heart and the heart chakra. The expansive gesture shows his confident nature and the centering attention.

Behind him, almost hidden, it is St. Thomas, representing Virgo, the famous “seeing is believing” disciple. Thomas does not fail to express the critical and inquisitive side of Virgo: with raised finger he disputes before Christ.

To the left of Jesus, Libra is symbolized by Mary Magdalene, Jesus’ supposed wife. With hands clasped, she weighs and considers all opinions before taking positions. Libra rules the 7th House, which is the sector of marriage and partnerships. There is conjecture that this figure was left as evidence that the Templars supposedly had knowledge about the marriage of Jesus and the destination of his descendants. Others state that this is not Mary Magdalene, but Saint John, the apostle referred to as the one which Jesus loved.

Beside him is Judas Iscariot, Jesus’ bodyguard, representing Scorpio. With one hand he holds a bag of money and with the other hand he knocks on the table in protest. Scorpio rules the 8th House, which deals with goods, death, money, debts and the property ??of others.

Next is Peter, the Fisherman of Souls, representing the joyful Sagittarius. It was he who created the original dogma and church law. Sagittarius rules the 9th House: industry, law, religions and philosophy. His finger points to Jesus as the goal of Sagittarius is spiritual. He also stands between Mary and Judas, bringing clarification and light to the discussion. Sagittarius is the “uplifting” sign of the zodiac.

At his side is St. Andrew, the Capricorn. The most responsible sign of the zodiac, he imposes limits with his restrictive gestures. His thin face and protuberant bones reveal the Capricorn biotype. His hair and beard are white and his face shows the serious relationship that Capricorn obtains with time and wisdom.

Beside St Andrew, we find St. James Major, the Aquarian, who addresses the other apostle with one of his hands on the shoulder of James in a friendly gesture, while the other extends to the yet another. He sees all, encompassing the discipleship led by Jesus. Aquarius rules the 11th House, which encompasses the industry groups, friends, social communications and hope.

Finally, sitting on the left, we have St. Bartholomew, the traveler, representing Pisces. His feet, which are governed by Pisces astrological anatomy, are in focus. He seems absorbed by what happens at the table and, leaning on his hands, makes a devotional statement that reveals the climate of this meeting.

[1] According to Theosphy, the Aryan race refers to the race of humans that came after the Atlantians

MANUAL FOR A PERFECT GOVERNMENT
For the last quarter century, Dr. Hagelin has led an international investigation into the nature and origin of consciousness, including higher states of human consciousness. In his seminal book, Manual for a Perfect Government (now in its second printing), Dr. Hagelin shows how, through educational programs that develop human consciousness, and through policies and programs that effectively harness the laws of nature, it is possible to solve and to prevent acute social problems, and to profoundly enhance governmental achievements.
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“Governments everywhere are in crisis—torn by conflicting interests and facing seemingly intractable challenges. This is because governmental theory and policy are rooted in obsolete 19th century principles, not in a comprehensive scientific understanding of how Nature functions.

“Today’s unified quantum field theories reveal the ultimate unity underlying all life, confirming the timeless wisdom of the ages. This unified reality and its applied technologies, from both modern science and the ancient Vedic science of consciousness reformulated and systematized by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, promote an ideal, problem-free administration in which myriad tendencies in society are managed with the same skill and efficiency with which Nature governs the vast universe.

“The problems of our age are human problems. Crime, terrorism, drug dependency, even pollution result from failure to comprehend life’s essential unity. The only way we can overcome these problems is through the expansion of consciousness—education that actualizes the full potential of the brain. With maximally expanded consciousness, individuals naturally behave in their own best long-term interests while simultaneously promoting the interests of society as a whole—action fully aligned with natural law.

“We now possess a profound and scientific understanding of natural law that can bring peace to the world, and at last fulfill the dreams of America’s Founders—a self-governing nation, where all citizens naturally respect and promote each other’s rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

—Dr. John Hagelin

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49. This Revolution Will Not Be Televised

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52. 5 Reasons Why American Riots Will Be The Worst In The World

Is the impulse to evolve a clue—and a cue—for us to open our minds to radical new possibilities for human existence? Explore these and other questions about consciousness, evolution and human destiny with visionary futurist Peter Russell.
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Note: This video clip should be viewed as a follow-up to the ” The 3 faces of Evolving Spirit”

Here Diane talks about the ever present and unchanging nature of enlightenment as it manifests in the changing field of time and evolution.

Diane Hamilton – Understanding the Shadow

Join Diane Musho Hamilton, Zen priest and Integral spiritual teacher in a lively discussion about the Shadow: those tendencies and forces within us that hinder our spiritual practice and limit our attainment, with host Craig Hamilton

The Three Faces of Spirit is one of the most important insights that Integral theory offers to the field of spirituality. All human approaches to spiritual practice and mystical realization can be seen to fall into three broad categories — First-Person Spirituality, Second-Person Spirituality, and Third-Person Spirituality.

The Mystery of existence, the matter of ultimate concern, is the ultimate profundity. No perspective can possibly capture it. By its very nature, Spirit itself, the great Mystery, transcends all perspectives.

But human nervous systems are perspective-making machines. We can’t help taking perspectives. And thus, since the most ancient times, our spirituality, and our descriptions of it, always make use of our fundamental perspectives. The structure of language gives us a hint to the deep structure of our perspectives and our spirituality — we organize our speech in three broad categories.

The first-person. There is “I” or “me” the first-person perspective; from this vantage-point I can explore the rich depths of interior experience, of what it’s like inside me, of my consciousness, my intuitions, my thoughts, my experiences, and my feelings. In language, the first-person is the one speaking.

The second-person. When I am able to connect with someone, that one goes from being (for me) an “it” to becoming “you.” We connect. There is at least the most basic kind of communion. We are able to understand each other, reach mutual agreements, and a culture can arise. And in any kind of inter-subjective connection, a “we” arises. In language, the second-person is the one spoken to.

The third-person. When I contemplate anything or anyone, or when I act upon anything or anyone in my world, whatever I contemplate or act upon is the object of my attention or action. I can see it, observe it, examine it, sense it, and affect it. This is the domain of objective information and experience. Herein lies all objective knowledge, including all our sciences. In language, the third-person is the one spoken about.

Based on the distinctions between the first, second, and third person perspectives, we can see three distinct “families” of spiritual experience and practice. We’ll consider third-person spirituality first, then first-person spirituality, and finally second-person spirituality.

Third-person spirituality often involves contemplating the mystery of existence (“looking at it.”) This can take a wide variety of forms; two of the most important and familiar expressions of third-person spirituality are (1) nature mysticism, and (2) philosophy or theology. Nature mysticism is found in all spiritual traditions, and it is important in the lives of most post-postmodern practitioners. It involves contemplating the natural landscape, light, sky, sun, moon, stars, and creatures, seeing them, in a sense, as the body of the Mystery of existence. In reading, writing, or discussing philosophy, we contemplate existence, noticing the abstract patterns that connect and underlie our world and experience. Philosophy and nature mysticism are entirely different undertakings, but they both involve “contemplating it,” looking at aspects of the Mystery, and letting that process transform us. In Integral Life Practice, the core third-person spiritual practice is called Kosmic Contemplation.

First-person spirituality involves awakening to the unchanging IAMness that is always present as the still and silent Witness of experience. This IAMness is the pure consciousness that is present during every experience, every sound, sight, smell, taste, sensation, thought, or feeling, however pleasant or unpleasant. Such pure consciousness is often described as the ultimate realization, the goal of Eastern mystical paths. It is experienced when eyes open after meditation, and there is an experience of Oneness with all existence, of Union, of non-separation. And long before we achieve any ultimate nirvana, we can experience a glimpse of IAMness (also called Suchness) via meditation, inspiring conversation with a spiritual teacher, or spontaneously, as a graceful accident. The paths that focus on first-person spirituality usually focus on meditation, on transcending our “monkey mind” tendency to be absorbed in our constant stream of thoughts, and on the open field of consciousness that naturally arises when the mind relaxes. In Integral Life Practice, the core first-person spiritual practice is called Integral Inquiry or Integral Awakening.

Educated post-postmodern Westerners tend to feel a natural openness to both of these forms of spirituality. Modern science questions the idea of personal identity and validates the inherent oneness of the cosmos. Both first-person and third-person spirituality make sense to a contemporary worldview. The Western discovery of Eastern spirituality has primarily sparked trans-rational explorations of first-person, and to a lesser degree, third-person spirituality.

Second-person spirituality involves communion with the Mystery of existence as one’s universal beloved intimate. It is a direct relationship between the individual “I” with the “you” of Spirit, turning directly into feeling-contact with the universal beloved. It can be expressed through prayer, and through a devotional life of worship, service, and celebration. Second-person paths usually begin with insight, the acknowledgment that the heart tends to close, cutting us off from others and life. On that basis, there is practice, the intention to open the heart, loving surrender to the source of grace, and devotional enjoyment of intimacy with Spirit.

Second-person spirituality is a difficult sticking-point for many Westerners. One reason is that Western culture was long dominated by Christian second-person religion with a dogmatic mythic conception of God. When Western cultures made their transition into modernity, they (rightly!) rejected mythic religious conceptions of God. But they threw out the baby (second-person spirituality altogether) along with the bathwater (a mythic version of God.) It can be especially difficult for Westerners to accept trans-rational prayer, since they often imagine that communing with the Mystery must inherently presume a metaphysical conception of God. (“First, tell me exactly who I would be praying to?”) But that dogmatic skepticism fails to notice that we can relate to Spirit trans-rationally, as the graceful nature of reality, the universal “other-ness” implied by the experience of “me-ness.”

But second-person spirituality is essential—and it’s one of the most transformational opportunities opened up by an Integral view. Human brains and nervous systems evolved in hunter-gatherer bands, and therefore we are mentally and emotionally structured for relating to others. Those relational capacities are not engaged by first-person awakening to IAMness or third-person contemplation of nature or philosophy.

A love relationship with existence is the essence of second-person spirituality—and love enables us to access tremendous power and energy. Second-person spirituality implicates us personally, revealing our closed hearts and contraction for what they are—a violation of our inherent love-relationship with the Mystery of existence. The universal drama of a love-relationship with the universal Beloved quickens our blood and brings us alive. Love is what unleashes the power of our whole being. And what is spirituality without love? In Integral Life Practice, the core second-person spiritual practice is called Integral Communion.

Terry Patten – The Three Faces of Spirit

Join Integral coach Terry Patten as he discusses the evolution of spiritual practice, the essential modules of Integral Life Practice and the role of the spiritual teacher in modern society, with host Craig Hamilton.

To bless, says Pierre, means to wish, unconditionally and from the deepest chamber of your heart, unrestricted good for others and events.

To bless is to acknowledge the omnipresent, universal beauty hidden from material eyes

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Music: Secret Garden, Sleepsong
Text: Freely adapted from Pierre Pradervand, The Gentle Art of Blessings: Sasha T Moore, The Forgotten Art of Blessing; and Daily Om, Understanding Oneness

In Spiritual Partnership, bestselling author Gary Zukav reveals a profound new relationship dynamic that enables us to reach our full potential and create authentic power and a joyful life. Spiritual partnerships are not only for couples in marriage; they can be created anywhere two or more individuals decide to engage as equals for the purpose of spiritual development.

In this extraordinary book, Gary Zukav shares a revolutionary new approach to life, relationship, and evolution. Filled with poignant examples and including specific guidelines, Spiritual Partnership empowers and enables you to explore your emotions, your intentions, your choices, and your intuition and to use them to create profound spiritual growth. Deepen your joy. Begin the journey to authentic power today. Deepen your joy. Begin the journey to authentic power today. The world is changing around you and within you, and Spiritual Partnership is the road map to that change.

A Personal Note from Gary Zukav

I wrote Spiritual Partnership: The Journey to Authentic Power, to try to get out of my own cage. I wanted, and needed, to connect with people, not just reach them, but really connect for my own well being and hopefully for theirs as well.

I have learned that the difficult times in my life are not because of other people, they are because of me. They occur because of parts of my personality that are painful to experience. When I am with someone who brings them up in me, that is a painful time, but I know that it is not about the other person when I feel angry or impatient or irritable. It is about me, and so I am intent to use my experiences with others to learn about me so that I can change me because I am really tired of trying to change other people. And not only am I tired of it, I don’t want to. It doesn’t feel good. I know deep in me that it is a wrong path for me to take, and I feel that it is a painful path for anyone to take.

Spiritual partnership is a partnership with another person or other people who feel the same way. It is a partnership between equals for the purpose of spiritual growth. So when my spiritual partners and I have difficult interactions, we do not point fingers at each other, we try our best to respond instead of react, and to support one another in doing that also. Spiritual partnership is a new kind of relationship, a different kind of relationship. We do more than talk about hair styles, life styles, car styles, children, and work. We do all those things too but those conversations take on a different meaning. While I am having them, I am noticing what I am feeling. I’m noticing if anything gets triggered in me and if it does, I pay attention to it, especially if I am becoming upset because those are the experiences that keep me from loving. They keep me apart from people.

“You cannot heal the fear of another and no one can heal yours, but you can inspire others with your emotional awareness, responsible choices, intuition and trust in the Universe.
—Gary Zukav

For a long time I thought that if I could change people enough, and get some that were just right around me, it would be easy to be loving, but it doesn’t work like that because everybody has parts of her or his personality that are loving and also parts that are not loving. I would say the not-loving parts are the frightened parts of the personality, the parts that are angry, jealous, vengeful, feel superior, feel inferior, etc. And when these parts become active, and this always happens sooner or later, that’s when the learning potential begins. Of course, it also begins when the loving parts come out, the parts that are grateful, patient, appreciative, content, etc. Being a spiritual partner means really wanting to support people because you see when they are in pain how they might learn from their pain, too, if they’re open. If they’re open.

My focus is on changing myself because I know that other people can’t change me, but I also know that each of my spiritual partners wants to change himself or herself, too. He wants to find and challenge the painful, destructive parts of his personality and cultivate the constructive, blissful parts of his personality, and so I assist him whenever I think I see that they might be active. I don’t just say, “This is what is happening in you, and this is what you ought to do.” I ask her if she is open to looking at something that I think I might be seeing. For example, some parts of my personality that I have become very familiar with over years feel superior, entitled, impatient, and don’t really care about the needs of others, but not everybody is like that. One of my spiritual partners feels a need to please other people when a frightened part of her personality is active; to see them smile or value her because of what she can do or give. So when I see that part come out in her behaviors and thoughts and attitudes, if she is open I will help her see them. And there are specific ways, very helpful ways that we can assist one another. This book gives them to you.

Once I started this book I kept writing because it felt so good. I love it when creativity begins to flow and I can think of a better way to express something—a story, or a metaphor, or a process. I love that experience of sharing. The more I stretched myself to think, “How can I say this in a way that is not by rote? How can I not take refuge in what I know how to say but really communicate in an even more meaningful way?” the deeper my understanding of spiritual partnership became and the stronger my ability to share it. One idea lead to another, one chapter lead to another, and after a few chapters I began to see an outline for the book, and that outline became WHY, WHAT, HOW, and WHO. That’s how this book unfolded.

There is a saying that people teach what they really need to learn. Doing this in a heart-felt way has worked well for me. I can tell that I am becoming more able to connect with people because to my surprise I have become interested in them. Let me put it this way, I am aware now, much more aware of how important people are to me than I have been in the past. I like hearing their stories. I like hearing what is happening in their lives. For example, Linda Francis, the spiritual partner I live with, and I met a couple on a plane and found them to be wonderful. He told me that he has pancreatic cancer and that he and his wife were going on a cruise to Mexico. When he learned that his illness was terminal, he realized that he could spend his last days in a hospital, but that didn’t sound inviting to him. Or he could spend them really living his life, and that invited him. That is what he is doing. What I really like about him is his aliveness, his interest, his interest in me and his excitement for what I am doing. He is as grounded as he is delightful and vibrant. He said, “I am a little afraid of what it will be like to die. I am not sure about that. I know I am going to get sick. I have done my homework on pancreatic cancer. It is an ugly way to die, but I feel so alive and so grateful for every moment.” In the little time we were together, I learned about myself as well as about him, but mostly I enjoyed myself and I enjoyed him, and I feel that he enjoyed himself and he enjoyed me.

Open Your Heart

So those are the kind of experiences that are coming into my life now. And I also know that when it comes to spirituality, I am not special. If I can create authentic power and spiritual partnerships, you can. If I can make the journey from an angry, drug-using, sex-addicted, motorcycle-riding, angry—did I mention angry?—young man to someone who is now enjoying becoming an elder, anyone can. As I began to open my heart up many wonderful role models came into my life over the years, men and women who have opened their hearts or are opening them, and they are still coming. Perhaps I can be one of those role models for you, and you can be one for someone else. We are all opening our hearts, but it is not a matter of opening your heart and, there, that’s a done deal. It is a matter of continuing to open your heart moment by moment. This book is about that, and how to do it.

Love,
Gary Zukav

Spiritual partners Gary Zukav and Linda Francis invite you to create spiritual partnerships and authentic power. Learn about meaningful relationships, emotional awareness, and responsible choice.


Gary Zukav is a spiritual teacher and author of four consecutive New York Times bestsellers. Beginning in 1998, Zukav appeared more than 30 times on The Oprah Winfrey Show to discuss transformation in human consciousness concepts presented in The Seat of the Soul.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Zukav


Linda Francis has been practicing the creation of authentic power since she read The Seat of the Soul in 1989. In 1993 she met Gary Zukav and they created a spiritual partnership which is in its eighteenth year.

During this time, she co-authored with Gary two New York Times bestsellers, The Heart of the Soul: Emotional Awareness and The Mind of the Soul: Responsible Choice. They also co-created Thoughts from the Heart of the Soul and Self-Empowerment Journal: A Companion to the Mind of the Soul.

Linda is a co-founder of the Seat of the Soul Institute, the premier organization dedicated to assisting individuals in the alignment of the personality with the soul—the creation of authentic power.

Linda has been in the healing profession for three decades, first as a registered nurse and then as a chiropractor. At the present time, she is involved fully in co-creating curricula and events with Gary. Linda also guides the Authentic Power Program, which is designed to give people the tools to create authentic power and spiritual partnership in their everyday lives. http://seatofthesoul.com/about/linda-francis/

The period between 4300 BCE to 2150 BCE was called the “Age of Taurus”, from 2150 BCE to 0 CE was called the “Age of Aries”, and 0 CE to 2150 CE is the “Age of Pisces” and from 2150 will be the famous “Aquarian Age”[1].

In the Bible, with the symbolic episode of the Ten Commandments, when Moses came down with the commandments and saw the people venerating the Golden Calf, he became furious. Moses represents the beginning of new Age of Aries and therefore, in his vision, the “old gods” of the Age of Taurus should have been left behind.

In ancient Greece, gods and monsters and their linking with Taurus were extremely common, including the oxen of Poseidon, the legend of the Minotaur, the archetypical works of Hercules with respect to the capture of the Cretan Bull and the cattle of the monster Geryon. We can also mention the sacred cows in India, and bulls in Egypt and Rome. All of them represented the energies of the age or eon.

The next age is that of Aries, which is represented by the Ram in Greek mythology, especially with the Golden Fleece in the classic story of Jason and the Argonauts. Note the coincidence between the Golden Calf of Moses and the Golden Fleece in these two legends: they both show at the transition between the Ages.

The Loaf of Bread and Fish

The Christ appeared in another period of transition for humanity, delineating the passage from the Age of Aries to the Piscean era. That is why the symbols of Christ would be both at the same time the Fish (the Fisherman of Souls) and the sacrificial Lamb of God. Esoterically, this would be the expression of the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end of a cycle of creation or of the manifestation of that wave of consciousness. Since he symbolized the constellation of Aries and the constellation of Pisces, fulfilling the entire 360 degrees of the elliptical, the circle of constellations.


The Christic mission was to bring nurturing for the souls of humanity. Many times in the Biblical texts, the Christ mentions that he is the Bread of Life and he even proves it by performing the miracle of the bread and fish for the multitude waiting for his teachings. The bread itself could be understood as the essence of his ethical instructions. This concept is played out again during the last ceremonial ritual of purification and preparation that he partakes with his disciple before his crucifixion.

In this ceremonial event, Christ washes the feet of his disciples, not only as a gesture of goodwill, but also as a ritualistic purification , preparing his “priests” for the next phase in their mission. It is not surprising that the feet are one of the Piscean symbols.

The Workers in the Vineyard

I will sing for the one I love,
a song about his vineyard:
My loved one had a vineyard,
on a fertile hillside.
~ Isaiah 5

The Vineyard and the wine are constant and powerful symbols that are present in both scriptures of the Old and the New Testament. The “workers in the vineyard” are a recurrent theme first mentioned in Isaiah, then in Matthew 21:33-46 and again in many of the works of the Apostle Paul, especially in:

“As we labor in the vineyard, we must prove our own work“
~Gal. 6:4

As the vineyard functions as a metaphor for the entire Creation, the wine represents the energy of Christ-consciousness and its power to transform and alter realities. Symbolically, it is the energetic Blood that feed, nurtures and incites creatures to evolve and expand the plans of creation.

As matter of record, the ministry of the Christ during Mater Jesus incarnation started with an act of thaumaturgy, or miracle, by transforming the water into wine, recounted in the episode of the Wedding Feast of Cana. Ironically, the Master also closes the period of his ministry during the Last Supper through another thaumaturgical process: the Transubstantiation: transforming wine into his “spiritual” blood.

The wine is also a symbol that represents the Sacred Blood, and it was and is still used in many rituals and celebrations to this day. The Sacrificial Blood is not physical blood that we refer to, not in nature or content; but as the sanctified energy that permeates all living things and levels of consciousness.

[1] These dates from the old Julian calendar are calculated on the Precession of the Equinoxes

A tribute to the life and works of nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore using narration excerpts edited from the original documentary on Tagore by Satyajit Ray and combined with a musical montage of photos from different phases of Tagore’s life.

Here is a mystic poem from Gitanjali (Art thou abroad on this stormy night), composed by Rabindranath Tagore, and recited by Deepak Chopra. Music composed and produced by Dave Stewart.

Nothing Lasts Forever – Tagore / Recited by Artist : Lisa Bonet

Nothing lasts forever
No one lives forever
Keep that in mind, and love

Our life is not the same old burden
Our path is not the same long journey
The flower fades and dies
We must pause to weave perfection into music
Keep that in mind, and love

My beloved, in you I find refuge

Love droops towards its sunset
To be drowned in the golden shadows
Love must be called from its play
And love must be born again to be free
Keep that in mind, and love

My beloved, in you I find refuge
Without seeing my love, I cannot sleep

Let us hurry to gather our flowers
Before they are plundered by the passing winds
It quickens our blood and brightens our eyes
To snatch kisses that would vanish
If we delayed

Our life is eager
Our desires are keen
For time rolls by
Keep that in mind, and love

My beloved, in you I find refuge

Beauty is sweet for a short time
And then it is gone
Knowledge is precious
But we will never have time to complete it
All is done and finished
In eternal heaven
But our life here is eternally fresh
Keep that in mind, and love

(Rabindranath Tagore, 1861-1941)

Lisa Bonet

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