Category: Self-Realization



In this video, Eckhart Tolle tells us how content of our minds dominates our lives and we can’t see beyond that. We completely forget that it is not who we really are!

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Published on Sep 30, 2017
Adyashanti – When You Can’t Find Yourself


Published on Sep 20, 2017

In this in-depth interview, based on the questions from the students, Igor speaks on various topics; on heart-to-heart transmission, on the importance of Kundalini, on the line between shift in Consciousness and mystical experiences, on Awakening vs Self-Realization, on challenges of working with those who have been on the path for decades, on how he came to guide others, on the ‘Satsang Movement’, on The Divine Feminine and role of initiation, and more. Filmed during the ‘Unveiling the Rose’ Immersion at Gut Saunstorf, Germany. August 2017

Website: http://www.igorkufayev.com

In response to the question, Igor speaks on Karma, Life, Death and Love, in relation to our day-to-day existence. Excerpt from the darshan during week-long immersion at Gut Saunstorf, Germany. Aug 2017. Website: http://www.igorkufayev.com


Published on Aug 8, 2017

Ira Schepetin does it again better then ever on his outstanding anual talk about NonDuality on Steps to Self-Realization at The Drs. Moschetta’s loving home in East Hampton, NY. on 8-3-2017.

An inspiring new book born from a profound spiritual awakening. Topics covered: a personal account of the author’s enlightenment, the connection between science and mysticism, the limits of modern psychology and philosophy, the true goal and unity of all religions, what enlightenment is and how to attain it, and the spiritual destiny of humanity.

About the Author

In 1996, at the age of 22, Stephen D’Amico experienced a profound spiritual transformation. Following this awakening, he spent several years integrating and deepening his understanding of this transformation. Then, in 2000, he began writing this book as a way to help enlighten the world.

Stephen is not aligned with any particular religion or spiritual tradition, but his teaching grows out of the supreme truths found at the heart of them all. At the core of this teaching lies the understanding that the enlightened transformation has the power to transform this world into a heavenly paradise, and that the greatest advancement each of us can make towards this divine destiny is to become one in whom the consciousness of God is fully awakened.

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CANADA TALKS RADIO INTERVIEW

Host Richard Garner from Canada Talks radio show What in the World?! interviews Spiritual Teacher Stephen D’Amico, author of the new autobiographical book, The Incredible State of Absolute Nothingness.


Published on May 7, 2017

His teachings are simple, but profound: You have forgotten your Real Self. You are that abode of Supreme Peace. Through meditation, devotion and selfless service this illusory ego can be removed, and your true immortal nature of Supreme Peace and Permanent Happiness realized.

His Holiness Shri Shivarudra Balayogi (affectionately known as Baba Maharaj) is a Self Realized Yogi – one who has completed the path of Yoga and attained union with the Supreme Consciousness. A direct disciple of Shri Shivabalayogi Maharaj, He entered His Guru’s service at the age of 19 and was later initiated into Sanyas, a monastic life of pure devotion and service. He was placed in charge of the Dehra Dun Ashram where He spent 20 years absorbed in intense spiritual practice, combining selfless service, devotion to His Guru and deep meditation.

Following the Mahasamadhi (the passing from this world’s physical form) of His Guru in 1994, Shri Shivarudra Balayogi was initiated into the spiritual practice of Tapas, in which He meditated for an average of 20 hours a day continually for the next 5 years. The culmination of this was the attainment of the goal of all spirituality – Self Realization, the permanent union of the mind with the Supreme Peace of Infinite Pure Consciousness.
He now travels the world carrying on His Guru’s mission of teaching dhyana meditation, true devotion and selfless service. Baba Maharaj is the embodiment of gentleness and compassion. His life itself is His teaching: devotion, selfless service to humanity and unrelenting effort in striving for spiritual perfection.

Shri Babaji offers initiation, freely and without obligation, into the technique of dhyana meditation which He used to achieve Self Realization. He engages audiences worldwide with His profound spiritual insight, drawn from deep personal experience rather than scriptural study. His teachings are the purest form of the sublime philosophy of Self Realization taught by the ancient Sages of India.

Website: http://shivarudrabalayogi.org

Books: His Master’s Grace: The Tapas Experiences of Shri Shiva Rudra Balayogi Maharaj The Peace Within Viveka Choodamani: The Crest-Jewel of Discrimination Shiva Hara Gurudeva The Path Supreme


Published on Dec 27, 2016

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We are always living at the edge of the unknown, whether in ordinary experience, scientific knowledge or spiritual realization. In the realized condition, there is certainty that we know, but we also know that there is a great deal more we do not know. It is clear that we live on an island of knowing in a sea of mystery. We are at ease living with the mystery of reality, for it gives us the opportunity to discover greater ways of living freedom. We will talk and dialogue on the skillful means of utilizing the edge of unknowing to delve into the mystery, revealing greater and deeper knowledge. Our realization deepens and expands, without having to reach an end, for the edge of the unknown is the ever-lasting call for greater realization.

Hameed Ali (A. H. Almaas) was born in the Middle East, but at age 18 he moved to the USA to study at the University of California in Berkeley. Hameed was working on his Ph.D. in physics, where he was studying Einstein’s theory of general relativity and nuclear physics, when he reached a turning point in his life and destiny that led him more and more into inquiring into the psychological and spiritual aspects of human nature. Hameed is the founder of the Diamond Approach ® – a spiritual teaching that utilizes a unique kind of inquiry into realization, where the practice is the expression of realization. This inquiry opens up the infinite creativity of our Being, transforming our lives into a runaway realization, moving from realization to further realization. Almaas’ books include: The Inner Journey Home, Essence, The Pearl Beyond Price, Luminous Night’s Journey, and The Unfolding Now.

Karen Johnson
participated in the development of the Diamond Approach with Hameed Ali since 1970’s, She has been teaching in the US and Europe for 35 years. She has an MA in Psychology, and trained as an artist and dancer. She has an interest true spirit of scientific investigation based on the love for truth. The underlying truth that manifests through the beauty and order of the physical and spiritual universe has been a motivating force in her life. http://www.ridhwan.org

Published on Nov 23, 2016

Non-duality teacher John de Ruiter explains how Ramana Maharshi’s method on the enquiry on ‘Who Am I?’ works. We have to go beyond our conditioned Western minds in order to attain self-realization.

John de Ruiter is a Canadian-born philosopher, an awakened being and a non-duality teacher. John holds regular meetings exploring, through dialogue and silent connection, the foundations and subtleties of being alive.

Ramana Maharshi was an Indian Sage who inquired deeply on the question ‘Who Am I?’ and achieved enlightenment / self-realization.


When you were born, you moved from a womb that became too small for you (your mother’s womb),
to a much larger womb ( the world you were being born into).

But you did not have the opportunity to complete that transition. You got caught in the trauma of separation that occurred at birth and instead of entering a world of Oneness, you entered a world of separation.

It was a gradual transition as you joined your parents in the past and future world of the mind. If your parents had been fully present and awake, and not lost in the mind, they could have guided you through the trauma of separation into the present moment. The feeling of separation that arose in the birth process would have subsided and you would have developed within a world of Presence and Oneness. But your parents were not present. They did not know how to guide you into the present moment. Instead they guided you into their world of the mind. It is not their fault. That is what happened to them, and it is passed down, generation to generation.

The whole point of awakening is to return to that larger womb, which is existence itself, revealed through the present moment. You will feel safe. You will feel connected to everything. You will experience Oneness. Now you can evolve into your true nature. Now your true destiny can unfold.
Source: AWAKEN

Leonard Jacobson ♥ Awakening to Presence


Published on May 16, 2016

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Tom Thompson is a teacher of Conscious Living.

In 1982 Tom began teaching Conscious Living at the Woodbury Yoga Center in Connecticut, and in 1990 at The Awakened Heart Center in North Carolina.

Conscious Living is an all-inclusive way of life. It includes the possibility of radical awakening along with the integration of body, emotions, mind and spirit; living skillfully and effectively in this world; and being in loving, empowering relationships.

In 1964, at the age of fifteen, Tom became a student of human psychology and a practitioner of the yogic pathways and enlightenment traditions. He has had the great fortune of training in depth with a number of exceptional teachers in both the enlightenment traditions and western psychology.

While pursuing spiritual realization, Tom had many jobs in many different fields. All were important in terms of his personal growth and evolution, but the most important was working 13 years as a mental health worker in psychiatry.

He has extensive training and experience in several different therapeutic modalities including hypnotherapy, transactional analysis, human potential, energy psychology and HeartMath®.

After many years of intense practice and experiences in several different spiritual traditions, a sudden awakening occurred that led to the spontaneous collapse and falling away of all identification with spiritual and psychological belief systems, traditions, gurus, concepts, and the experience of a separate, unique, individual self. Now there is this, as it is, and as it appears to happen.

The teachings of Conscious Living are direct, obvious, and all-inclusive. There is nothing to be believed or accepted, as they are self-evident. They point to the incredible gift and mystery of life, living us here and now, as we are.

Tom lives with his best friend, partner and wife Bonnie. He also has a daughter Kelly, son-in-law Chad and grandson Caden.

An exploration of the multidimensional interplay between body, mind, and spirit

• Identifies the frequencies that support life and the dissonant frequencies incompatible with life, such as the imbalances of EMFs

• Explains how to cultivate higher consciousness by building a strong light body

• Includes techniques and exercises for psychic cleansing, physical and emotional detox, chakra and aura strengthening, and oracular dreaming

Civilization has reached a critical threshold in time unlike any other. Whether life continues to evolve or devolve depends upon our ability to reach higher states of consciousness en masse. This requires calling upon the transformative power of the soul–a power not handed to us, but earned. We are living proof that the physical and spiritual realms of existence work together in unity. Yet for many of us our natural soul light and inner spiritual intuition are suppressed due to the distractions of day-to-day living and the electromagnetic pollution of our screen-filled technological world.

In this exploration of the multidimensional interplay between the body, mind, and spirit, Carrie L’Esperance reveals how we can restore the flow of spiritual light in everyday living through the art of self-mastery. She explains how technology has severely reduced humanity’s natural abilities and spiritual power. She shows how EMFs and wi-fi toast our energetic bodily systems and suppress our immune systems, blocking the ethereal frequencies of light and suppressing our creative intuition and higher powers. Detailing the spiritual bio-geometry of light and the holographic principle, she explores how the cells of our bodies receive light’s deeper vibratory frequencies to support conscious evolution and soul development as well as explaining near-death and out-of-body experiences. She identifies the dissonant energies that endanger mind/body health and reveals new advances in brain science that allow us to transcend the malign influences that hamper human evolution. She provides exercises and techniques for spiritual alignment and receptivity, including psychic cleansing, physical and emotional detox, chakra and aura strengthening, and oracular dreaming.

Preparing us for the new cosmology and the greater community of worlds that is being revealed, L’Esperance shows that when we are properly connected with our soul’s intelligence and cultivate the reception of higher frequencies of consciousness, then we are able to soul breathe, to absorb more pranic energy, the electromagnetic force and cosmic radiation that is the sustaining element of all life and consciousness.

Carrie L’Esperance has spent more than 25 years studying the healing systems of the world’s cultures. A certified iridologist and former gourmet food professional, the author now specializes in helping clients discover the individual nutritional requirements that will allow them to feel and function at their best. She lives in San Francisco.

EXCERPT

Chapter 5

The Alchemy of Destiny

One definition of Alchemy is the knowledge of how to keep all things in life in creative balance through transmutation. That which we aspire toward must be undertaken with a quiet passion day by day. Willpower and ardent desire to align with Spirit combined with persistence is the starting point of self-mastery. It is important to establish that all things do not contain Spirit. Some things are void of Spirit. No experience that influences us through higher spiritual forces can be harmful.

There is a silent and supportive power that aligns with those who do not lose hope in the face of discouragement. Conversely, the presence of destructive emotions will generate a dissonant frequency that destroys one’s sense of justice and fairness if not controlled through the chemistry of the mind. Thought backed by a strong desire tends to transmute itself into its physical equivalent.

ADDICTION TO DISTRACTION

Distraction is a pre-eminent condition of the age that many people struggle with. It is reasonable to enjoy a certain amount of distraction in one’s life. However, addiction to distraction creates an obstruction to the deeper self. It is a form of self-avoidance and a denial of how one is really feeling about life. It is difficult to enjoy a moment of peaceful insight when there is a defending and impenetrable wall of distraction driven by an erratic state of mind. If we cultivate the courage to simply be with the experience, however unpleasant . . . it enhances the clarity and deeper understanding of life’s lessons in a constructive manner.

Some people are so accustomed to noise and distraction that the subtle path of the Soul goes unnoticed. It is possible to become addicted to stress and the need to fill each day with methodical busyness and empty moments. Regular peaceful interludes sharpen and balance the mind as well as maintain flexibility in one’s perceptions, so it is imperative to avoid the things that hold you back and waste your life energy. The power of spiritual insight is what gives people strength in challenging times, and even though our thoughts and emotions may become contaminated, we can heal ourselves. Time, energy, and attention are necessary for learning greater things if we are to escape the shadow of these times and mend our world.

When people feel afraid to be alone, they are not connected to their Soul–to who they really are, which is an extraordinary spiritual being creatively expressing in a temporal world. Taking the time to be with the deeper awareness of who we really are and what we are feeling is a form of self-realization. Self-realization establishes what action we must take. Is there something in our awareness that is recurring and attempting to get our attention in the silence beyond the distraction? Without this deeper connection, life tilts toward becoming more chaotic and self-destructive.

When people are afraid to feel, it is because the personal mind is not engaged with the Spiritual Mind. Honoring and implementing our spirituality assists us in surmounting the difficulties and challenges of life. In a material world we can become disillusioned by the overwhelming array of things to do, places to go, and people to see. The hand held digital devices that people are obsessed with, also attempt to capture minds and sway attentions away from the deeper processes of thought.

Amidst our distractions can we rescue a world in decline? If our obsession with distraction and technology surpasses our quest for spiritual evolution, the demand for materialistic possessions will be all consuming. How will we balance busyness with quietness and sustained concentration? Will productivity prove to be constructive or destructive? Do our activities propel us toward spiritual advancement or do they hinder our progress?

In an increasingly technological society, people are becoming less aware of the interior energies that move them from Light to dark and dark to Light, and so deciphering these energies is an exercise in selfawareness. It is you who is in command of your own thought processes. No one else can do this for you.

PSYCHIC CLEANSING

When we are aware of weak areas in our thoughts, words, and deeds, it is necessary to conquer all adverse frequencies through strengthening Spiritual Power. The ability to bring forth Divine Principle pays great dividends. Daily deep reflection will help pinpoint adverse emotions and in turn will assist the process of reversing the negative effects. Centering conscious awareness upon one’s deeper spiritual union, thanksgiving, gratitude, and constructive thoughts will support the greater purpose, talents, and journey of the accomplished individual.

It takes patience and perseverance to clear the field of consciousness of useless weeds that are difficult to uproot. Yet, when the field of consciousness is reseeded, the indestructible Soul, hidden within the perishable Earthly body sprouts forth, yielding the fruits of more meaningful activities, fulfillment, and the sensation of being profoundly touched deep inside. It is liberation through harmonization of the mental processes with the power of Spirit. The essence of this harmonization is produced electromagnetically.

Thoughts that generate a pulsed electromagnetic field producing electricity or vitality create a magnetic resonance of Light. When the brain’s pulsed frequency matches the tissues and organs of the body, and when they are in resonance, there is an enhancement of molecular action, which is a catalyst for health and wellbeing. Spiritual guidance reveals itself when the individual is open and ready to align with the higher purpose of connecting with it, and the natural flow of communication that manifests through the inner being is enhanced.

Conversely, the downward spiral of sickness and disease is also greatly affected by one’s vibratory level. Centering conscious awareness helps to illustrate how the spiral is a living thread that can lead us to different levels of vision and energy. Spiritual attainment has purpose when it is grounded in matter, in who we are, and what we work toward, or away from, in a conscious manner.


American Mystic – Memoirs of a Happy Man is a mix of American social history and the spiritual journey told by A. Ramana, a larger-than-life Texan, as he looked back over his lifetime.

Ramana was a big man in every way, a beautiful man, and a true mystic. His story is gripping, frankly told, providing a fascinating glimpse into American culture and history beginning in the Great Depression and ending in the new millennium. It is a colorful story of the search for happiness through both the pursuit of the American Dream and of spiritual inquiry.

Spiritual biographies have the power to help people connect with their own quest to find out who they are – which is, after all, the raison d’être of the spiritual search – and, Ramana’s story is particularly worth knowing in that regard. His struggles, adventures and inner search, culminated in his having a homecoming, an Awakening with a capital A. How many people can actually say that they have “found happiness?” Ramana did – and in these memoirs, he shares his journey and his thoughts about how this can happen for all of us.

Arunachala Ramana was the founder of AHAM and here in his memoirs he tells us about his life journey to awakening, his vision of AHAM, along with many keys to Self-Inquiry.

If you have a passion for Self-Inquiry and this inner work, American Mystic: Memoirs of a Happy Man will bring many insights. Ramana was both an inquirer into truth and an adventurer. His story is a fascinating glimpse of a man following the American Dream, the pursuit of Happiness, yet at the same time it is the inner journey that flows like an undercurrent throughout his story.

Ramana’s life, as extraordinary as it was, is also a mirror of our own journey and this book may be a friend and welcomed companion along our own path.

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A. Ramana – “The Truth About Enlightenment”

In his direct, compassionate, unwavering style, A. Ramana guides attention back prior to the distractions, chatter, and habitual thought patterns of the restless mind.

The included AHAM Daily Message readings were from the book “Guru Ramana Vachana Mala” by “Who” on the teachings of Ramana Maharshi.

In the Oneness of Time is an inspiring true story that draws the imagination into its own magical source, where things become possible, and possibilities become things. It grips the reader like a Castanada/Don Juan tale—for real.

Throughout history and in all cultures, authentic diviners have been connecting their communities with real things unavailable to the physical senses and surface mind. Water for wells, healings, on-target meanings for events, wisdom to guide actions, unusual insights of many kinds—the intuitive perception of diviners makes them available.

Horden, a gifted contemporary diviner, masterfully unfolds this page-turner of how he discovered this mode of intuitive perception and was trained to develop and use it by a series of highly skilled teachers—a spectrum of extraordinary individuals ranging from a sophisticated I Ching master to Tarahumara shamans in Mexico’s Copper Canyon—and a series of down-to-earth-life events and compelling “in-between world” experiences.

William Douglas Horden is a master diviner who works with the I Ching and pre-Hispanic MesoAmerican sacred tools, having studied extensively with Khigh Alx Dhiegh and with Tarahumara shamans in Mexico’s Copper Canyon. He is the co-author The Toltec I Ching, author of numerous books and articles on divination and spirituality, a regular blogger for The Huffington Post and other online publications, and has been a guest on a variety of radio programs. He lives part of the year in Roseburg, Oregon, part of the year in Coatepec, Mexico, and spends part of the year traveling.

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In The Oneness Of Time: The Education Of A Diviner

Published on Oct 27, 2015

“In The Oneness Of Time: The Education Of A Diviner” is a spiritual autobiography released by Larson Publications in November, 2015. This video includes readings from six chapters of the book.

Written by William Douglas Horden, co-creator of “The Toltec I Ching”, it recounts the numerous teachings he received at the hands of his teachers and the spirit of nature. He was initiated into the Sudden Enlightenment School in 1971 and into the Tarahumara shamanic tradition in 1979. He has a dozen published works, most on the subjects of divination and self-realization. A full list can be found on his website: http://www.williamdouglashorden.com.

“This intimate account of one man’s extraordinary
journey to become a diviner kept me turning the pages,
excited to see what new gem would be revealed of the
magic within and without. William’s open-hearted com-
munion brings us back to the invisible thread of mystery
that connects us all. Highly recommended. —HeatherAsh Amara, author, Warrior Goddess Training

“In The Oneness Of Time” can be purchased from all major sellers or directly from Larson Publications: https://www.larsonpublications.com/bo…

All material copyrighted 2015 William Douglas Horden

he story of Steve Ford’s realisation is unusual. One night in his room in 1999 there was a total falling away of all identification as the personal self. It was unusual in the sense that Steve had no prior experience of spiritual seeking. He had neither teacher nor guru, no paradigm which would explain what had happened. All vestiges of personality were suddenly gone, there was direct and immediate seeing as and from no-thing, from the absolute.

Such accounts exist within the spiritual literature and in each case there appears to follow a period of relative dysfunctionality and subsequent reintegration such that what has happened may be understood and conveyed within the world of form.

In Steve’s case this took the form of an exhaustive investigation in consciousness which he eventually came to refer to as The Living Process. He explains that realisation is just the beginning and unless subsequent investigation into the nature of consciousness takes place there is re-identification and consequently self-orientation around no-thing. Many contemporary teachers and their students relate in this way.

So what follows in this introductory book is the story of Steve’s early life, his realisation, enquiry and integration in consciousness, and some interactions that have taken place with some of those who have made their way to be with Steve.

From the Foreword by Nathan Gill
http://www.invitationtobeing.org

About Steve

“I began to talk of the realisation experience that I had had in 1999 and to share sitting in being with them. Before long, I was sitting with small groups on a weekly basis. In this contemplative atmosphere, I began to explore consciousness more deeply, sharing with the group that invitation. I continue to invite people to meetings, sit in being and explore truth together.”

Steve Ford on his radical awakening

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