Wide Awake in Deep Sleep ~ Rupert Spira

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The Power of the Heart: Finding Your True Purpose in Life by Baptist de Pape (Author)

With its unprecedented convocation of eighteen of the world’s greatest spiritual thinkers, writers, and scientists, including Maya Angelou, Deepak Chopra, Paulo Coelho, and Eckhart Tolle, this beautifully designed full-color spiritual guide—which ties into a film of the same name—reveals how you can overcome limitations and fulfill your highest potential.

Baptist de Pape, a young lawyer, was mired in anxiety and fears about his future when he felt the call to investigate the incredible power of the heart and how it can lead us to our true purpose in life. On a quest that took him around the world, de Pape interviewed eighteen living icons—all on camera—including Isabel Allende, Jane Goodall, Marci Shimoff, Marianne Williamson, and Gary Zukav. Generously sharing their touching personal stories as well as profound guidance, these leaders co-created with de Pape a multidimensional, illuminating portrait of the heart as an inexhaustible source of love and wisdom that far surpasses that of the mind.

With exciting spiritual and scientific insights, The Power of the Heart presents fascinating evidence that the heart is more than a physical organ. It possesses its own intelligence, capable of transforming your views of money, health, relationships, and success. Mindfulness exercises and contemplations guide you to activate the heart’s special powers—including intuition, intention, gratitude, forgiveness, and love.

These unforgettable lessons from the world’s greatest teachers will inspire you to find your hidden talents, hear your inner voice, and fulfill your highest purpose in life.

Baptist de Pape is a lawyer turned author and filmmaker who traveled around the globe to interview the world’s greatest teachers in the film and book, The Power of the Heart.

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The Power of the Heart – Official Movie Trailer

From the director of ‘THE SECRET’ comes this unparalleled and life-changing film about the astonishing power and intelligence of your heart. Featuring some of the most inspiring and influential icons of our age including Paulo Coelho, Maya Angelou, Deepak Chopra, Isabel Allende, and Eckhart Tolle, ‘THE POWER OF THE HEART’ – which ties into a book of the same name – is an experience that will lead you to uncover… and rediscover… the treasure in your chest. Visit the Official Website at: http://www.ThePoweroftheHeart.com

EXCLUSIVE: The Power of the Heart, Baptist de Pape

Published on Oct 7, 2014
From the director of The Secret comes this unparalleled and life-changing film about the astonishing power and intelligence of your heart. Featuring some of the most inspiring and influential icons of our age including Paulo Coelho, Maya Angelou, Deepak Chopra, Isabel Allende, Deepak Chopra, and Eckhart Tolle, The Power of the Heart – which ties into a book of the same name – presents fascinating evidence that your heart is much more than a physical organ and that it can actually transform your views of money, health, relationships, and success. The Power of the Heart is an experience that will lead you to uncover… and rediscover… the treasure in your chest.

Unconditional Love – Part II (10/08/2014) ~ Tara Brach


Published on Oct 9, 2014
Unconditional Love – Part II (10/08/2014)

These two talks explore key elements in manifesting our innate capacity for unconditional love. Both talks include teachings and meditative strategies for recognizing our blocks to loving, and, through courageous, embodied presence, discovering who we are when not confined by the limiting beliefs and feelings of an egoic self. The first focuses on accepting and embracing our inner life, and the second, on the awakening of a loving presence that includes the whole of this living world.

The Four Dimensional Experience of Time and Space Takes Place in Dimensionless Awareness


Published on Oct 10, 2014
An elaboration on the four dimensional world of time and space taking place in dimensionless and timeless Awareness.

ENLIGHTENMENT : An Interview with Linda Clair


Linda Clair

In 1997 she had a profound awakening during a ten-day retreat in northern New South Wales with Peter Jones.

She later described the experience as deeper than bliss.

NDM: There seem to be many definitions on terms like enlightenment, self-realization, liberation, awakening and so on depending on various schools of thought and beliefs. Can you please tell me in your view, what is enlightenment? What is an awakening, what is self-realization and what is liberation?

Linda Clair: Enlightenment is the realisation that ‘I’ am not the body, i.e. the freedom from fear of death (of the body). I would say that an awakening is the realisation that ‘I’ am not the mind and it can be quite profound, but it is still an experience and there is still an ‘I’ or mind in control – you just realise that it is in control. With full realisation, the mind subsides and there is no experience anymore – it’s actually the end of seeking experience and the end of the concept of time. It’s the end of all concepts.

NDM: Can you please tell me about your awakening, enlightenment and how this shift occurred, what it felt like in the body, what happened to your mind?

Linda Clair: I can’t remember my awakening very clearly now – many memories have faded. It happened on the fifth day of a 10 day meditation retreat, and I remember a huge letting go of the mind, but at the same time sensing that the mind was still there to some degree. It never regained its former strength, but it was really the beginning of the end. There was deep gratitude and relief, but also a knowledge that a lot more work was required.
I suppose the main thing I remember is a deep enthusiasm and determination to be completely free of the mind and the realisation that it was possible for me. My teacher Peter Jones had prepared me very well for it, and this is extremely important, as the ego can get carried away with something like this happening. There is a great temptation to delude oneself at this point and say there’s nothing more to do . . . but there was a lot more. This happened in 1997 and for the next 7 years I practised intensively. My whole life became my practice. I had a partner, two children and a part-time job but everything revolved around becoming more and more conscious.

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NDM: In your book you mention how your teacher Peter would say that it’s easier to ask the question “where am I ‘ than asking the classic question as with Atma Vichara self enquiry, “who am I”. Do you also use this question as a technique in your teaching method and can you talk about what can happen when it becomes an intellectual exercise and the person can get stuck in the head?

Linda Clair: I often say to people at the beginning of a sitting to use the sensations in the body to reaffirm that they are here; their body is here, sitting in this room. You are wherever your body is, which is always here now, in this moment. You really need to fully establish this and become deeply grounded in your body before you start asking ‘who am I’. This question then naturally arises and is non intellectual. So, I don’t advise people to ask this question unless they are very mature and it arises spontaneously, otherwise you can become quite confused and deluded.

NDM: Do you think there is an evolution of consciousness occurring?

Linda Clair: I feel that there is always an evolution in consciousness occurring, but I don’t know if there are any more people seriously interested in reality than there ever were. Maybe more people are interested in reading about it and it’s great that people like Eckhart Tolle have made the whole thing more acceptable in the west, but it’s hard to say how many people are seriously interested in going the whole way

NDM: Why is it important to have a living teacher?

Linda Clair: Nothing compares to coming face to face with reality in the flesh. There is no escape, no excuses. It is a very powerful reminder that it is possible to be free while still in the body. The mind will still resist, but when faced with reality, it knows it is danger. The closer you become to your teacher, the closer you come to reality. When someone is dead, you can feel the energetic presence of their words or photograph, but there is often more of a separation.

NDM: There is an interesting dilemma when seeking enlightenment because the desire for it can become the obstacle. How did you navigate around this desire for enlightenment?

Linda Clair: It wasn’t a dilemma for me – there was no choice, nothing I could do about it. I didn’t navigate around it – the longing became stronger and stronger until it totally consumed me. I didn’t start off consciously seeking enlightenment – it was almost like it sought me out. Eventually, you need to want it more than anything else – otherwise you’re not prepared to go through what you need to go through. By the time you realise what you’ve got yourself into, it’s too late to pull out – you’re just too deeply into it.

NDM: Can you tell me what happens with excitement?

Linda Clair: I feel that excitement is the body’s inability to contain joy. It’s often an expectation of something about to happen, or a reaction to something that has just happened. When you realise that there is no time, there is no excitement – just a deep joy that is contained in the body.

NDM: Did you at any time experience any unusual physical sensations in the body, or in your head?
Linda Clair: It was not long after I first met my teacher that I started to feel strange sensations. I remember as I was driving away after visiting him once with my partner, I felt quite a strong tightness and tension in my shoulders for no apparent reason. I mentioned it to my partner, and he said he was feeling similar sensations. I didn’t really think much more about it but then not long after starting formal practice with him I started to feel unusual sensations in my head. They began as mild sensations in the centre of my head and then progressively became stronger. I wondered whether there was something physically wrong with me – maybe a brain tumour, but they would ­usually start during a meditation and then disappear when I opened my eyes. There were lots of other sensations in different parts of my body that would come and go – pain in the back, up the spine, in the knees, shoulders. . . I found out later that this is what kundalini energy really is – the past in the body clearing out and purifying. It’s facing the pain that we spend much of our lives avoiding. There’s not a lot said in detail about the pain that is involved in the process of enlightenment – but it’s a very important part of it that everyone needs to go through. The pain actually keeps you very present and although it can be incredibly difficult to bear at times there’s a certain exhilaration involved in it as well. After a while I started to understand the reason for the pain and became much more open to it and sometimes even craved it. I preferred being very present and aware, even if it meant being in pain, to feeling a bit dull and half asleep. Eventually, when the body is free of the past, the pain disappears – there is no need for it anymore.

NDM: Do you feel any emotions at all?

Linda Clair: Occasionally, I can feel slightly emotional, but it doesn’t last long- it just can’t. One of the reasons I was so attracted to becoming free was because I was so sick of being a slave to my emotions. I was probably just averagely emotional, but I found that they became more and more intolerable as I got older. The emotional state is so helpless and selfish. There is a belief that without your emotions you become a robot – you become cold–hearted, but this is not the truth. You can only be truly loving and compassionate when you’re not obsessed with yourself – not emotional. I would not define love as an emotion, but a state that is free of the emotional self. You then feel it more as a sensation in the body.

NDM: When you were going through the process of removing your ego defences, did you experience any anxiety or fear?

Linda Clair: Removing the ego defenses is letting go of fear, so there has to be a certain amount of fear involved. I felt fear at many times during my practice, but one of my main fears was that I would not be able to see my teacher – that he would die or move away. So, I had more of a fear of not being able to continue my practice with him. It doesn’t really matter too much what the fear appears to be on the surface because it all comes down to the fear of death of the body.

NDM: You mention in your book about some teachers being partly enlightened. Do you believe that a teacher should teach if they are not fully enlightened?

Linda Clair: I feel that it would be fine to teach basic meditation if someone is not enlightened, but you can’t guide people fully through this practice if you don’t know what it ultimately leads to. There are some, maybe many, people teaching the ‘truth’, who haven’t realised it fully themselves. I feel that the intention to teach doesn’t become completely pure until after realisation.

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I suppose I became obsessed with it. I started doing retreats with a Japanese Zen Master who was living in Australia (Hogen Yamahata) and relished the discipline of the Zen practice. When someone told me about a monastery in Japan called Bukkokuji that took Western students, I knew I had to go. Hogen-san had spent 10 years there with his master, Harada Tangen Roshi, who was the abbot. I arrived there in February 2004 and spent 6 weeks there. It was so hard and so intense – all I wanted to do for a while was to go home, but I knew I couldn’t leave. It was a place of extremes – extreme harshness, extreme kindness, extreme practice, extreme compassion. I didn’t realise it at the time, but it was the beginning of the final stage of enlightenment. Being there was the final straw. . .

When I returned to Australia, I felt deeply detached and peaceful. I did a few more retreats with Hogen-san and then in January, 2005, during a 10 day retreat, it happened. For the first few days of the retreat, I took it ‘easy’, not extending myself, just sitting during the allotted times. Then one morning Hogen-san was going around correcting people’s postures and when he adjusted me I let out a strange sound that was quite loud. I felt suddenly embarrassed, very self conscious and emotional about the noise that I’d made and there was this deep surge of energy within me. Something in me shouted ( not out loud) ‘this is enough- I can’t take this anymore!’ and I saw that there was still a deep fear of sitting through pain – even after everything I’d gone through. From that moment on, I decided to sit through every break during the retreat, which meant that I’d be sitting for up to about 3 hours at a time. Initially, when the bell would sound, my body would start pulsing violently and it felt like my heart was going to explode. Then the sensations would gradually subside and I would start breathing normally again. This happened every time the bell sounded, but after a few days, it started to become less extreme. Then one day – I can’t remember which day of the retreat it was – everything stopped. There was no pain, no bliss, no time – just the body containing this intense energy. It felt like everything that I had thought was real became an illusion, and everything I thought was unreal became real. It felt a bit like a fairy tale coming true . . . a strange feeling. There was deep, deep peace and contentment. I didn’t feel like jumping up and down with joy- it was very gentle and ordinary – it felt like something had finally clicked into place.

NDM: Many people in this neo advaita movement also say that you are what you are seeking. That this is a problem of a false belief that there is a separate seeker that can attain, find, reach enlightenment. That any kind of communication or teaching that encourages one to continue doing this, either through meditation or any other means is only keeping the seeker chasing his her own tail and perpetuating the dualistic illusion, the Lila, more samsara, maya so to speak.

So they say there is no method to do this. Everything is just acausal, “It just happens” or it does not so you may as well give it up and just relax. Forget about it and live your life. However many of these communicators say they are not teachers since there is nothing to teach but still give meetings and satsangs on their message of non teaching and to do nothing. What are your thoughts on this?
Linda Clair: Maybe it’s more true to say that you are not what you are seeking, you are not who you think you are. The source of all suffering is the belief that you exist as a separate self and this is not something that you can disprove intellectually. All beliefs stem from this, so all beliefs are false. You can’t convince yourself that your body is an illusion; you can’t talk your way out of it. You can only realise this through your own body, and this takes a lot of practice, guidance and love from someone who has realised this in their body.

NDM: What would you say is the difference between a glimpse at awakening and full blown enlightenment?

Linda Clair: An awakening is still subject to time – it comes and goes. Enlightenment is permanent – it is the end of time and the realisation of eternity

NDM: Do you see stages or levels in this enlightenment process?

Linda Clair: Yes, I feel that there are levels of maturity leading up to ‘enlightenment’ and also after ‘enlightenment’.

NDM: Do you mean this in the sense of it deepening over time or something else?

Linda Clair: I have been in this ‘state’ for over 5 years now, and it has deepened significantly. It’s true that once one is ‘enlightened’ there’s no going back or going forward, but once one is established in this state, there is a further maturing or deepening process that naturally occurs. It’s an extremely intense state to be in all the time – ‘now’ is a highly energetic state. The body can feel quite fragile at times as it adjusts to containing even deeper, more intense levels of energy. It feels a bit like the universe is contained in your body.
NDM: Some people say that if someone “understood” that they are not the body/mind, that they are this ever present awareness, not the ego, that this is self realization. Do you believe someone can become self realized, enlightened by realizing this with the mind, logic, some form of philosophical reasoning or the intellect?

Linda Clair: Enlightenment is completely beyond the intellect, beyond logic, beyond reasoning. It is not something that can be understood by the intellect, but can only be realised in the body. It’s nothing like I thought it would be because it is nothing that can be imagined, or thought about. It’s the complete unknown. Once I was free of the control of the mind, or intellect, I realised how limited it is, and how it rules by fear. It’s a bit like being held captive and being told by your captor that everything outside your prison is dangerous, so there is a great fear of going beyond it. But once you go beyond the mind you realise that it was all a bluff.

NDM: When this occurred, how did your partner as well as your friends and family react to this?

Linda Clair: When I returned from Japan, I was in a deeply detached state – there had been a fundamental shift and the person that I had been wasn’t fully there anymore. My partner reacted quite strongly for a while – quite a bit of fear came up about what was happening in me. After realisation, the fear dissipated and he was very happy about the whole thing. There didn’t seem to be a reaction from my children – they were busy finding their way in the world, as I was finding my way out of it. The rest of my family just think the whole thing is a bit strange and don’t really want to talk about it, which is fine with me. Some friends think it’s great and feel that if I can do it, then maybe it’s possible for them, and others don’t want to know about it (or me). I was never a highly social person and during the years of intense practice, I became even less social – I just didn’t have the energy or desire to socialize much. I know there are quite a few people who think that I’m arrogant for even saying that I’m enlightened.

NDM: Many people are under the impression that a person that is enlightened is extra-ordinary and has super-natural abilities and so on. Would you say are the most common misconceptions are about a person being enlightened?

Linda Clair: Enlightenment is realizing that you are not special – not fundamentally different from anyone or anything. That’s the freedom – not wanting to be special anymore. I feel more ordinary and insignificant than I ever have, and it’s a beautiful feeling. Most people (and I know I did) have their own idea about how an ‘enlightened’ being should be and so there are a lot of judgements about their behaviour. People seem to feel that you become this ‘perfect’ being, but everyone has their own idea of what perfection is – it’s a very personal concept. I don’t know about the super – natural abilities thing . . . I know I hear and see things that I didn’t before , but that’s just because I’m not obsessed with myself anymore. You become very open in every way when there is no fear.

NDM: How would you describe how this has changed you on a practical day to day basis? The way you do your work, how you interact with others?

Linda Clair: I do things in a much more spontaneous way than before. You can’t really be spontaneous if you’re always using the past as your security and trying to remember what you’re doing as you’re doing it. I plan appointments and other things, of course, but I have to make sure I write things down or I often forget about them. If I’m cooking something I have to put the timer on for the stove because as soon as I walk out of the room I forget about it. . . but I find that I always remember what I really need to remember. It probably sounds a bit disconcerting, but it’s so good having a clear head – not having a whole lot of thoughts swirling around in my head. My interactions with others are different because I’m not trying to’ get something’ out of an interaction, so the whole intention behind socializing has changed.

NDM: Can you describe what happens to your ego, your sense of self when this occurs?
Linda Clair: There’s virtually no sense of self anymore. I can’t ‘look’ at myself anymore- it’s impossible. I can see that there is still a bit of ego there at times, but the natural inclination is to see it and let it go rather than to strengthen it and feed it. Before this happened, I was very self conscious – I actually defined myself by the way other people saw me. Now I feel very grounded in my body, but also very spacious and light. There’s no judgement of myself and so no judgements of others.

NDM: So when this sense of self and frame of reference disappears. Who or what do you become?

Linda Clair: You become everything and nothing. I used to use the body as a reference point – I believed I was the body and this defined me. When you realise fully that you are not the body, that even the body is not real, you become what you see and hear without being defined by them. It’s so difficult to describe . . . There is no separation between you and anything or anyone else. You become what’s happening and this is always changing, so it’s a bit like you become change. Change becomes your security. When you can’t hang onto anything, you have nothing to lose

NDM: Did you experience any fear or anxiety when this awakening was going on?

Linda Clair: Yes – the whole process is about seeing that it’s only fear that separates us. The fear manifested in different ways during my process, but really it all came down to the fear of death or attachment to the body. I didn’t realise until afterwards how deep the fear was and how it dominated everything in my life, down to the smallest body movement. When the fear dissolved, time stopped.

NDM: How would you know if a person was faking this, putting on a clever act? For example what are the signs that a person is not really enlightened?
Linda Clair: Even though you become ‘change’ once you are enlightened, there is also a certain consistency about someone who is in this state of flux. There’s a natural spontaneity that arises from the dissolution of the ego, and you can usually sense this freedom and depth. There is a strong energetic presence around someone in this state. I remember when I first became aware of the energetic presence of my teacher (Peter Jones). I looked at him one night and there was suddenly this sense that I had never really looked at anyone before – I saw my potential in his eyes. I saw the depth that I had been (unconsciously) looking for most of my life.

NDM: When you say energetic state, do you mean as in Qi or prana. A life force around the person?

Linda Clair: Yes, as the mind loses its power, the body reverts to its natural state. The pure intelligence of the body, which is really universal intelligence or life force, starts to take over. The body becomes more and more deeply ‘energized’ as this happens and at the point of enlightenment there is a huge surge of energy that forces the mind into submission.

NDM: When your ego vanished, disappeared, did it briefly at any time pop up again at any stage of this process, or try to claim this enlightenment in some subtle way?

Linda Clair: Once you are in the enlightened state the mind never regains its former power – it’s just too slow. In the first 18 months or so after enlightenment the mind did give me a bit of a taste of how it used to be a few times, but it didn’t last very long at all. When it happened, it was quite a shock to realise that I had lived most of my life in this emotional state.

NDM: Where there at any times where you thought that you were enlightened to find out a few days later that this was just a glimpse at enlightenment?
Linda Clair: There were times when I momentarily wondered and hoped ‘is this it?’ but I knew that it wasn’t. Peter used to say “If you think you’ve got it, you haven’t got it”, but I didn’t really understand what he meant until I actually ‘got it’. When it happens, there is no question about it – it is just so obvious and real. In a way, you can’t have a glimpse of it, because it’s not a relative state. Having a close relationship with my teacher really helped me, because it’s very difficult to become deluded when reality is sitting in front of you.

NDM: The title of you book “What do you want” is such an important question. I can imagine for some people it must be a very difficult question to answer. How do most of people you teach answer a question like that?
Linda Clair: It is a difficult question to answer because what you want is something that you’ve never experienced – it’s nothing that you can think about. Most people are driven to do this practice by their own suffering. When you first start meditating there can often be some very deep, intense experiences that give you a taste of something that is beyond the mind – beyond thinking. At first you think that this is what you want –more deep, intense experiences that relieve the suffering. After a while you realise that even these experiences, however deep they are, are still temporary and when they end the suffering feels even more acute. You become more and more aware of the intensity and extent of your suffering (and everyone else’s) but you see that there is a possibility to be free of it. So it’s really what you don’t want that ends up pushing you towards what you want – which is freedom from wanting anything.

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The Science of What Happens When We Die


Horizon Research Foundation explains in an animated video, what happens to the human body when we die.

Embracing Our Humanity – Full Lecture by Ram Dass


Published on Oct 7, 2014
In this lecture, held at the Asilomar Conference Grounds, Ram Dass
discusses the changes he’s experienced in himself over the many years that he’s been teaching. He admits to having been caught in the separateness of acting as a, ‘holy man’, trying to be what everybody wanted him to be. He eventually had to acknowledge that part of him was using the spiritual path to avoid the things he couldn’t face in himself, and that the game wasn’t about getting high, but getting free. This requires embracing all of life, incorporating the darkness into the light.

The human heart is the doorway to intuition and our actions must come from the blending of humanity and divinity. Until we fully accept our humanity, our intuition will lack harmony. When we embrace our uniqueness and accept responsibility for the creation of who we are, we begin to let go of the forms that keep us separate. If we can identify with our inner being then we can open to a much broader appreciation of the outer world in which we must live. We can learn to operate within our roles, without getting lost in them. Who we think we are disappears, and we find action in that previously confined energy.

Choose Your Greatest Reality: A Channeled work by Leah Baldwin

As you rest further and further into your journey toward enlightenment, there are some important questions that must be asked of the self. There is an honesty that must be sought and an offering up of the self to the unknown. As you begin to implement the truths that are revealed to you, learn to still the chatter of the egoic mind and listen to your inner voice, your entire being will start to shift into alignment with your divine life purpose and unique pathway to awakening. This book takes you on that journey of self-discovery and guides you to the place where true honesty with the self can be reached. You will come to discover all that is holding you back from your greatest reality and a life lived in joy, peace, and love of all things! Come to let go all that no longer serves you. Rest into love and love will rise up to embrace you, unfold you, and show you the truth of who you really are!

Leah Baldwin is a qualified acupuncturist and yoga instructor. In recent years she has dedicated her life to surrendering deeper into a life of service for the divine. Resting into the beauty that is God himself and committing to letting only His words, deeds, and actions radiate forth from this one!

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Pisces Full Moon | Eclipse October 8, 2014 ~ Sam Geppi


Published on Oct 7, 2014
Pisces Full Moon | Eclipse October 8, 2014

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Eclipses involving the South node connect us with hidden, mystical knowledge that often gets covered over by the distractions of the outer world. A big reason why this current total transit is so auspicious is because Ketu and Pisces are naturally aligned with mysticism and secret, forgotten knowledge. – See more at: http://www.mydailyastrology.net/join/…

The Natural Health Matrix : Eastern Concepts for Western Minds – A Journey to Wellbeing By Thomas Mueller

“The Natural Health Matrix” is an informed, comprehensive guide to the ancient Indian science. It also describes Mueller’s journey and how he began to explore and use the benefits of Ayurvedic philosophies to radically change his own life. His book also includes meditation exercises, massage techniques, food preparation techniques as well as how textures and colour can affect wellbeing and mood.

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Thomas Mueller ‘The Matrix Of Silence’ – Interview by Renate McNay

Published on Sep 11, 2014
Thomas Mueller ‘The Matrix Of Silence’ – Interview by Renate McNay
Thomas Mueller is the author of The Natural Health Matrix: Eastern Wisdom for Western Minds. He is an Ayurvedic Practitioner, Meditation and Yoga Teacher and the Founder of AYUWAVE. In this interview he tells us his journey for health and peace and his path to waking up. He spent 10 years in the Ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at the Vedic University in Holland and taught hundreds of students around the globe Ayurvedic therapies, meditation and yoga. The biggest thing he learnt was TRUST, and listening to the Song of Silence became the Matrix leading him to an incredible source of energy and peace.

The Ayurvedic Approach to Stress Management

Thomas Mueller on “The Ayurvedic Approach to Stress Management”

Surrendering the Body to the Presence of Awareness


Published on Oct 7, 2014
Rupert discusses the dissolution of the sense of separation in the body.

The Intimate Life: Awakening to the Spiritual Essence in Yourself and Others By Judith Blackstone

This is a book about making contact—with yourself, your partner, and everything around you—at the deepest level possible. The basis for this connection is what Dr. Judith Blackstone calls fundamental consciousness—what we all are in our essence. In The Intimate Life, this innovative teacher and psychotherapist shares 17 relational practices from her unique approach to embodied spiritual awakening known as the Realization Process. Offered to help us relate “core to core” with compassion, understanding, and joy, The Intimate Life explores:

· Attuning to Unified Consciousness—how to let go of our conditioned perceptions and behaviors to foster spiritual maturation

· Overcoming boundary problems—how to embrace the paradox of oneness and separateness

· Awareness, emotion, and physical contact—the three main pathways of interpersonal connection

· The spiritual essence of sexuality—spiritual exercises that apply unified consciousness to sexuality to enhance pleasure, liberate the body’s subtle energy, and more

To genuinely love other people is one of the central ideals in every spiritual tradition. It’s also one of our greatest challenges. Here is a transformational guide to becoming “lovers of life” and experiencing the full potential of our intimate relationships.

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Judith Blackstone – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

Published on Oct 5, 2014

Judith Blackstone is a nonduality teacher, spiritual psychotherapist, and co-founder of Nonduality Institute. She developed the Realization Process, a method of embodied nondual realization and psychological and relational healing. In the Realization Process, the radical openness of nonduality is based on deep contact with the internal space of one’s body. In this way, we discover an authentic, quality-rich experience of our individual being at the same time as we transcend our individuality. We realize ourselves as unified consciousness, pervading everywhere. When two people have both realized nonduality, they experience mutual transparency: a single expanse of consciousness pervading them both as a unity. Judith teaches workshops and teacher certification trainings in the meditation, embodiment and spiritual psychotherapy aspects of the Realization Process. She is the author of Belonging Here The Realization Process: A Step-by-Step Guide to Embodied Spiritual Awakening An audio series of The Realization Process is available from Sounds True. The Intimate Life The Empathic Ground

For information on Judith’s teaching schedule, visit http://www.realizationcenter.com. To learn about Nonduality Institute, visit http://www.nondualityinstitute.org.

Love from Heaven by Lorna Byrne (Author)


Love from Heaven will transform the way you think about love; it will stir up the love that is within you, making you more compassionate, happier and will change your life and the lives of the people around you. Lorna Byrne, the Irish mystic who sees angels as clearly as she sees people, reveals for the first time that she also sees love as a physical force. This gives her a unique insight into love. We are all born as pure love but Lorna sees 90% of all adults with what looks like a transparent iron band around the body at heart level locking away most of this love. We can’t destroy or diminish this love though and Lorna, in this book, teaches us how we can release more of this love and love ourselves and others more. ‘The Angels have told me that love is the most powerful force in the world. It’s love that helps to steer us in the right direction and drives us forward. It’s love that makes living worthwhile.’ Lorna Byrne

Lorna Byrne has been seeing and talking to angels since she was a baby. Now that her family is raised she talks openly about what she has learned. She lives quietly in rural Ireland. She is the author of the international bestsellers Angels in My Hair, Stairways to Heaven and a Message of Hope From the Angels. Love From Heaven is her fourth book.

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Love from Heaven

Published on Mar 31, 2014
Lorna Byrne, Sunday Times #1 bestselling author who sees angels as clearly as she sees people, reveals for the first time that she also sees love as a physical force. This gives her a unique insight into love.

This video to support publication of her new book Love from Heaven http://bit.ly/1lqQPVL will transform the way you think about love and will help to stir up the love that is within you, making you more compassionate and happier.

Lorna Byrne http://www.lornabyrne.com has been seeing angels since she was a baby. Very unusually, she sees angels physically with as much clarity as the rest of us see people and she sees them every day. This diminutive, soft-spoken, uneducated Irish woman
who did not talk about what she was seeing until seven years ago, says she has no idea why she can see angels when others can’t, adding that she is just an ordinary person.

Lorna is published in than 50 countries and translated into 28 languages including Mandarin, Korean and Japanese . The response of her more than a million readers all around the world (of all religions and none) is that Lorna’s accounts of what she sees has given them tremendous hope and comfort.

She is the author of the international bestsellers Angels in My Hair, Stairways to Heaven and A Message of Hope From the Angels.

Five Ways to Learn to Love Yourself More

Published on Apr 14, 2014
We are all born as pure love, most of this love within ourselves making ourselves and our world much more cold-hearted, selfish and sadder. This love remains there though; we cannot destroy it or get rid of it. It remains locked away until we CHOOSE to unlock it.

Lorna Byrne, Sunday Times #1 bestselling author who sees angels as clearly as she sees people, reveals for the first time in her new book Love from Heaven http://bit.ly/1lqQPVL that she also sees love as a physical force. This gives her a unique insight into love. In this video she shares 5 ways we can learn to love ourselves more.

For more visit http://www.lornabyrne.com

Sam Harris: The Self is an Illusion

Published on Sep 16, 2014

Sam Harris describes the properties of consciousness and how mindfulness practices of all stripes can be used to transcend one’s ego. Harris is the author of Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion VIEW HERE

Transcript: What one of the problems we have in discussing consciousness scientifically is that consciousness is irreducibly subjective. This is a point that many philosophers have made – Thomas Nagel, John Sorrell, David Chalmers. While I don’t agree with everything they’ve said about consciousness I agree with them on this point that consciousness is what it’s like to be you. If there’s an experiential internal qualitative dimension to any physical system then that is consciousness. And we can’t reduce the experiential side to talk of information processing and neurotransmitters and states of the brain in our case because – and people want to do this. Someone like Francis Crick said famously you’re nothing but a pack of neurons. And that misses the fact that half of the reality we’re talking about is the qualitative experiential side. So when you’re trying to study human consciousness, for instance, by looking at states of the brain, all you can do is correlate experiential changes with changes in brain states. But no matter how tight these correlations become that never gives you license to throw out the first person experiential side. That would be analogous to saying that if you just flipped a coin long enough you would realize it had only one side. And now it’s true you can be committed to talking about just one side. You can say that heads being up is just a case of tails being down. But that doesn’t actually reduce one side of reality to the other.

And to give you a more precise example, we have very strong third person “objective measures” of things like anxiety and fear at this moment. You bring someone into the lab, they say they’re feeling fear. You can scan their brains with fMRI and see that their amygdala response is heightened. You can measure the sweat on their palms and see that there’s an increased galvanic skin response. You can check their blood cortisol and see that its spiking. So these now are considered objective third person measures of fear. But if half the people came into the lab tomorrow and said they were feeling fear and showed none of these signs and they said they were completely calm when their cortisol spiked and when their palms started to sweat, these objective measures would no longer be reliable measures of fear. So the cash value of a change in physiology is still a change in the first person conscious side of things. And we’re inevitably going to rely on people’s subjective reports to understand whether our correlations are accurate. So the hope that we are going to talk about consciousness shorn of any kind of qualitative internal experiential language, I think, is a false one. So we have to understand both sides of it subjective – classically subjective and objective.

I’m not arguing that consciousness is a reality beyond science or beyond the brain or that it floats free of the brain at death. I’m not making any spooky claims about its metaphysics. What I am saying, however, is that the self is an illusion. The sense of being an ego, an I, a thinker of thoughts in addition to the thoughts. An experiencer in addition to the experience. The sense that we all have of riding around inside our heads as a kind of a passenger in the vehicle of the body. That’s where most people start when they think about any of these questions. Most people don’t feel identical to their bodies. They feel like they have bodies. They feel like they’re inside the body. And most people feel like they’re inside their heads. Now that sense of being a subject, a locus of consciousness inside the head is an illusion. It makes no neuro-anatomical sense. There’s no place in the brain for your ego to be hiding. We know that everything you experience – your conscious emotions and thoughts and moods and the impulses that initiate behavior – all of these things are delivered by a myriad of different processes in the brain that are spread out over the whole of the brain. They can be independently erupted. We have a changing system. We are a process and there’s not one unitary self that’s carried through from one moment to the next unchanging. [TRANSCRIPT TRUNCATED]

Directed/Produced by Jonathan Fowler, Elizabeth Rodd, and Dillon Fitton

Unconditional Love Part I (10/01/2014) ~ Tara Brach


Published on Oct 3, 2014
Unconditional Love Part I (10/01/2014)

These two talks explore key elements in manifesting our innate capacity for unconditional love. Both talks include teachings and meditative strategies for recognizing our blocks to loving, and, through courageous, embodied presence, discovering who we are when not confined by the limiting beliefs and feelings of an egoic self. The first focuses on accepting and embracing our inner life, and the second, on the awakening of a loving presence that includes the whole of this living world.

Abraham and Wayne Dyer – John of GOD, Anaheim California


Abraham and Wayne Dyer starts with talking about John of God then to these following topics: Anita Moorjani, Serve others, John of God, Brazil, Healing, Feeling of Love, Momentum, Clarity, Solution is in the process of becoming , Fear is misalignment, Better feeling frequencies and attention to how you feel.

What is Liberation? ~ Rupert Spira


Published on Oct 3, 2014
Rupert discusses liberation.

The Enlightened Relationship : MASTERING THE METAPHYSICS OF LOVE By Steve Smith, LMFT

As humanity evolves into higher states of consciousness, so must our model of partner relationships. Author Steve Smith, LMFT, explains the benefits of transforming the faulty beliefs and assumptions we currently hold into the emerging paradigm of relationships. This new frontier includes a practical knowledge of metaphysical principles and how they directly impact our experiences. The author recounts his personal realization that at our very core exists the unconditional love of creation, which is the thread that binds us all together. With lighthearted humor, he describes how to cultivate this love and apply it in our lives so that we can experience the beauty and glory of an enlightened relationship.


Steve Smith, LMFT is an innovator in the field of relationship counseling. He infuses leading edge Psychology with timeless universal principles to assist couples and individuals in creating the relationships they truly desire. He has helped many clients with:

Communication problems
Financial stress
Parenting differences
Patterns of blame and defensiveness
Feeling disconnected
Healing from an affair
Infertility
And many others

Steve has helped many people overcome these challenges in counseling or coaching sessions and in the many workshops/classes he offers. He is the author of The Enlightened Relationship: Mastering the Metaphysics of Love, a visionary paradigm that serves as a beacon for couples to co-create their lives together. Currently he appears as an expert guest on local television, presenting a series on the components of this new paradigm. While at Stanford University, he competed in the classroom and on the football field as a student-athlete. He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford and went on to earn a Masters in Counseling Psychology from The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. Steve founded The Enlightened Mind as a community resource center for Self awareness and inspiration.

Steve Smith, LMFT (An Introduction)

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