Heaven revealed on Earth – Leonard Jacobson

The enlightenment teachings of Leonard Jacobson, awakened spiritual teacher

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Finding Our Way To No Story ~ Richard Moss

Published on Dec 3, 2018

Richard invites us to understand one of the deeper fruits of meditative self-awareness: Being present in our bodies, living the immediacy of each moment free from being manipulated by unconscious levels of self-identity.

Sean Webb – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

As the author of a book that was used to influence millions of voters in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election through social media disinformation campaigns (without his knowledge), Sean Webb probably knows the human mind as well as anyone can. From his work in logically modeling human emotions for the world of Artificial Emotional Intelligence, to his real-world practice as an author, speaker, and guide to helping individuals supercharge their minds and lives with the knowledge of how their mind works, Sean pushes the bleeding edge of mind sciences to the next level. The interesting part; Sean credits his knowledge to a conscious awakening he had 20 years ago which unfolded how the mind, the universe, and consciousness works both within and outside the human body. And science is proving him right. Over the last 20 years, Sean has become one of the world’s leading experts in how the human mind works, particularly in the area of human emotions, the driving force and motivation of all human actions globally. His work is used by universities and engineering firms to teach emotional intelligence, the foundations of artificial emotional intelligence and his discoveries have proved so effective, that his work is currently being turned into programs to address addiction management and the mitigation of PTSD after early amazing successes within those applications. As an alumnus of Georgia Tech’s Advanced Technologies Development Center, Sean has spent years solving complex systems problems for cutting edge technology and supercomputing companies. His latest complex system solve is associated with the mind; how to model mind processes, how to manipulate mind output, and how to use those disciplines to our collective human advantage. His heart lies in this last portion of the project; teaching individuals about our minds so as to understand the thought processes that steal our happiness and block our ability to enjoy life. He loves sharing the practical neuroscience of how to hack the mind to generate happiness from within without any strings attached, and without changing any of life’s external conditions. He has indeed discovered a new door into the deep mind manipulation, where only practiced meditation and psychedelics have been able to take us before. “And the simple fact is that I pulled it all out of the void,” Sean tells us. Sean has spoken at Science of Consciousness, Science and Nonduality, UNC, UGA, ASU, Emory, Georgia Tech, for numerous multinational corporations, and at NASA. Check out Sean’s work at MindHackingHappiness.com. Sean and his wife are licensed foster parents and are active in numerous children’s and animal charities.

Books: Mind Hacking Happiness Volume I: The Quickest Way to Happiness and Controlling Your Mind Mind Hacking Happiness Volume II: Increasing Happiness and Finding Non-Dual Enlightenment

How to stop suffering Pt.2 (Rupert Spira)

“You keep opening yourself tot he feeling until you can honestly say that there is no resistance in you to the feeling.”

Only when you can live with the feeling forever suffering suddenly disappears.

Have you tried completely surrendering to suffering? Why are we so afraid of doing it? Comment below.

A talk by Rupert Spira. Animated by the “Human Being: User’s Manual”.

How to stop suffering Pt.1 (Rupert Spira)

“Suffering is resistence to life.”

“It is the because the self has mixed itself up with what it is aware of.”

“Liberate yourself from self-imposed limitation and understand that the ‘I’ cannot suffer because it cannot offer any existence to experience.”

How does one achieve such state? What tools do we use for the self-inquiry of this kind? Is it enough to sop suffering? Comment below.

A talk by Rupert Spira. Animated by the “Human Being: User’s Manual”.

Adyashanti – The Truly Awakened State

Published on 7 Dec 2018
The truly awakened state is a state of wholeness. Within wholeness, you are no longer referencing polarized ways of viewing experience, such as form and formlessness—you are simply experiencing everything as one seamless whole. Adyashanti explores how in the truly awakened state, wholeness informs your experience of being.

Excerpted from “Full Spectrum Wholeness”:

Quotes from this Video:

“As our own spiritual perception matures, it’s defined more by wholeness than anything else.”

“You can have that experience of being a particular human being, of being nothing, of being everything—but the end result is wholeness.”

Eckhart Tolle Talks – Life Will Become Better If You Start Changing From Now

Published on 7 Dec 2018
Eckhart Tolle Talks – Life Will Become Better If You Start Changing From Now.

Contemplating the Nature of Experience – Rupert Spira

Watch a five minute video of Rupert Spira’s introduction to the perennial non-dual understanding.

Enlightenment Can Never Be Claimed By a Person

Published on Dec 7, 2018

In this conversation we discuss how to determine that the Neti-Neti process is complete and then explore the next step.

Deepak Chopra on Achieving Mind-Body Balance

Advances in science and public health are increasing longevity and enhancing the quality of life for people around the world. In this series of interviews with the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging, 14 visionaries are revealing exciting trends and insights regarding healthy longevity, sharing their vision for a better future. The Longevity Innovators interviews highlight new discoveries in biomedical and psychosocial science, as well as strategies to promote prevention and wellness for older adults.

Deepak Chopra, founder of The Chopra Foundation and co-founder of Jiyo ( a “well-being service provider” app) and The Chopra Center, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation. Time magazine has described him as “one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century.” In an interview with the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging, Chopra spoke about his lifestyle choices for well-being and healthy aging and how people can use their brains to achieve health and happiness.

Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging: Why did you decide to launch the Jiyo app? What is the mission and your vision for its impact?

Deepak Chopra: I launched Jiyo to create a global community for total well-being. I refer to Jiyo.com as the “internet of well-being,” a platform for people all over the world to get knowledge from experts in multiple areas: physical, emotional, professional, social, financial, and spiritual.

The experts are personally chosen and curated by me, and online courses are offered on everything essential to enhanced well-being and personal evolution — self-awareness, higher consciousness, sleep, stress management, meditation, movement, yoga, breathing exercises, nutrition, love, relationships and grounding.

My hope for Jiyo is to help create a critical mass of people engaged in personal and social transformation. Only then can we achieve what everyone desires, a more peaceful, just, sustainable, healthier, and joyful world.

How can we strive to find purpose and meaning in our lives?

Finding purpose and meaning in our lives demands that each of us reflect on fundamental questions: Who am I? What are the core values of my life? What do I want for myself and the world? And what am I grateful for? If we really investigate and are committed to these questions, life has a way of providing the answers.

What lifestyle choices have you made for your well-being and healthy aging?

I’ve adopted the things that I recommend to anyone who wants enhanced well-being:

I sleep 8 hours every night.
I practice meditation and yoga daily.
I walk 10,000 steps every day.
I cultivate healthy emotions like love, compassion, joy, gratitude and equanimity.
I make sure my diet has a maximum diversity of plant-based foods. I avoid food that is manufactured, refined, processed and high in fat and sugar.
I take a week of silence every year.
Lately, as an experiment, I also ground myself to the earth through devices when I am in urban settings and am not in direct contact with nature.
In our society, where some people do not get enough sleep, how important is having a restful night to the practice of meditation?

A good night’s sleep of eight to nine hours for the average adult is very important for experiencing the full benefit of meditation, beginning with inner stillness and alertness but also physical enhancements like improved self-regulation. If we have not slept properly, meditation generally turns into naptime.

Sleep, therefore, comes first. Along with [Next Avenue Influencer in Aging] Rudolph E. Tanzi at Harvard Medical School, we have created a brain entertainment device called Dream Weaver that helps people who have trouble falling asleep by getting them into the brain wave frequency that induces both the dream and deep sleep states.

How can people properly use their brains to achieve health and happiness?

The human brain has three components — the lower or instinctive brain, the emotional or limbic brain and the cortical or intellectual brain. By practicing meditation and self-inquiry, by cultivating healthy emotions, and by not being impulsive and reactive, we can integrate our three brains — this is conscious evolution.

Homo sapiens alone have the capacity to transcend genetic programming, which controls physical evolution. By pursuing evolution in a conscious way, we also enhance our capacity for insights, intuition, imagination, and creativity.

Are we missing key information about improving brain health?

Brain health was an obscure field 20 years ago, and many findings are still provisional. For example, it is strongly suggested that low-level chronic inflammation and treatable infections in the brain may be vital to preventing and perhaps curing Alzheimer’s disease —only time will tell.

In the meantime, the recommendations for brain health don’t vary greatly from general wellness practice:

Healthy sleep habits
Stress management
Healthy emotions
Healthy nutrition
Remaining curious, alert and mentally challenged throughout life
What is brain plasticity and what impact does it have on disease prevention?

Brain plasticity means that the brain isn’t fixed and static. It has the capacity to increase the number of neurons, known as neurogenesis, and also the connections between neurons, known as synaptogenesis. Rehabilitation from strokes, for example, has been revolutionized since my days in medical school thanks to this new knowledge.

But for healthy people, brain plasticity can be enhanced through mental practices. I call these practices metacognition. Metacognition is conscious awareness of experience as it is happening, along with mindful awareness of our choices as we make them. These possibilities are discussed in Super Brain, coauthored by Rudy Tanzi.

How would you advise people who are going through difficult times?

First, recognize that all experience is impermanent. The only invariant or non-changing factor in every experience is awareness. Cultivating self-awareness through a daily spiritual practice helps us navigate difficult times.

But everyone is different, and we have to be realistic. Advising someone suffering from chronic depression to be more self-aware is probably impractical when what’s needed immediately is to improve their symptoms and relieve their mental pain.

The real secret to happiness, however, is universal: seek your source in pure consciousness, and you will find that happiness is included in the ground plan of existence. Such an agenda is a tall order, I know, but this has been the ultimate cure for centuries and hasn’t worn out.

By The Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging

Source: Next Avenue

Rick Archer SAND Conference Q&A and Interview by Shakti Caterina Maggi – Buddha at the Gas Pump

This video contains my Question and Answer session at the 2018 Science and Nonduality conference. and also an interview of me by Shakti Caterina Maggi, an Italian spiritual teacher who used to be a journalist. My SAND Q&A includes the following points: How BatGap started. Which guests have been the most interesting, provocative, intriguing, brilliant, mysterious, surprising, etc.? What insights have I gained? How has this process influenced my spiritual path? What do I experience while I’m interviewing people? What do I foresee for BatGap in the next few years? How to deal with family and friends who don’t understand your awakening or interest in spirituality? A consideration of sudden vs. gradual awakenings. How do I regard the urgency of humanity’s need to take a spiritual/cultural leap in response to the dire predicament facing us? The joy and challenge of speaking with people from such a broad range of spiritual backgrounds. Why science and spirituality need and can benefit one another. The importance of understanding consciousness to be the fundamental to the universe rather than merely a product of brain functioning. Shakti’s interview includes the following points: In which direction are we as consciousness moving? How might the growing awakening of consciousness help humanity avert disaster? Embodied spirituality vs. avoidance of life through transcendence. Consciousness is relevant to every field of human endeavor. Consciousness is fundamental to matter. Finding the foundation of our being and dealing with individual planetary problems from that foundation. Ethical standards for spiritual teachers. When is one ready to become a spiritual teacher? The potential consequences of entering the profession prematurely. The guru is a function of consciousness which can work through imperfect bodies and personalities. The importance of teachers and students having the humility to acknowledge that we’re all works in progress. Culturing discernment and discrimination. Having the freedom to ask anything in a teacher/student relationship in order to dispel doubts. Is it possible to establish absolute guidelines on appropriate teacher behavior? The quality of awakening will vary according to one’s constitution. Awakening enhances individual differences while establishing our fundamental unity. Sticking with one teacher vs. working with many. The importance of sincerity. The principle of “the highest first

Sandra Ingerman – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

Sandra Ingerman, MA, is an award winning author of twelve books, including Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self, Medicine for the Earth: How to Transform Personal and Environmental Toxins, Walking in Light: The Everyday Empowerment of a Shamanic Life(CD or eBook version), and The Book of Ceremony: Shamanic Wisdom for Invoking the Sacred into Everyday Life. She is the presenter of eight audio programs produced by Sounds True, and she is the creator of the Transmutation App. Sandra is a world renowned teacher of shamanism and has been teaching for more than 30 years. She has taught workshops internationally on shamanic journeying, healing, and reversing environmental pollution using spiritual methods. Sandra is recognized for bridging ancient cross-cultural healing methods into our modern culture addressing the needs of our times.

Sandra is known for gathering the global spiritual community together to perform powerful transformative ceremonies as well as inspires us to stand strong in unity so we do our own spiritual and social activism work while keeping a vision of hope and being a light in the world.

She is passionate about helping people to reconnect with nature. Since the 1980’s thousands of people have healed from past and present traumas through the classic cross cultural shamanic healing method Sandra teaches called Soul Retrieval.

She is a licensed marriage and family therapist and professional mental health counselor. She is also a board-certified expert on traumatic stress. Sandra was chosen as one of the Top 10 Spiritual Leaders of 2013 by Spirituality and Health Magazine.

Sandra has two new books released in 2018. The Hidden Worlds was co-written with Katherine Wood and is a novel written for young adults to help them navigate the changing world. And The Book of Ceremony: Shamanic Wisdom for Invoking the Sacred into Everyday Life was written for a shamanic and general audience on how to bring the sacred into daily life by performing shamanic ceremonies designed for our times and the challenges we are facing.

The Power Of Conscious Awareness | Gelong Thubten

At A-Fest Montego Bay 2017, Gelong Thubten, the Tibetan Buddhist Monk who trained the movie cast of Dr. Strange, reveals the secret to strengthening your mind and the biggest misconceptions about pain, bliss, and meditation.

ABOUT A-FEST

A-Fest is an invite-only transformational event that gathers an extraordinary community of change-makers and visionaries who are driven by epic ideas to impact the world – entrepreneurs, employees, artists, leaders, innovators, visionaries and more.

The festival takes place twice a year in paradise locations around the world. Here, you will receive powerful training, profound mind shifts, bio-hacking techniques, deep connections, incredible adventures and unique opportunities to multiply your impact and give back to humanity, so that you can play an even bigger game and significantly expand your ability to accomplish bold things.

Don’t let any life situation to absorb your complete attention! Eckhart Tolle

Published on Dec 2, 2018

IN this video, Eckhart Tolle tells how we shouldn’t let any life situation to overpower us!

is a spiritual teacher. He is a German-born resident of Canada best known as the author of The Power of Now and A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose. In 2008, The New York Times called Tolle “the most popular spiritual author in the United States”. In 2011, he was listed by Watkins Review as the most spiritually influential person in the world. Tolle is not identified with any particular religion, but he has been influenced by a wide range of spiritual works.

Tolle said he was depressed for much of his life until age 29, when he underwent an “inner transformation”. He then spent several years wandering “in a state of deep bliss” before becoming a spiritual teacher. He moved to Vancouver, British Columbia in 1995 and currently divides his time between Canada and California. He began writing his first book, The Power of Now, in 1997 and it reached The New York Times Best Seller list in 2000.

The Power of Now
and A New Earth sold an estimated three million and five million copies respectively in North America by 2009. In 2008, approximately 35 million people participated in a series of 10 live webinars with Tolle and television talk show host Oprah Winfrey In 2016, Tolle was named in Oprah’s SuperSoul 100 list of visionaries and influential leaders.

Deepak Chopra – Surrender

Album: A Gift of Love – Music Inspired by the Love Poems of Rumi

Surrender
In love, nothing is eternal but drinking your wine,
There is no reason for bringing my life to you,
other then losing it.
I said “I just want to know you, and then disappear”
She said,”Knowing me does not mean dying”

Defeated By Love
The sky was lit
by the splendor of the moon
So powerful
I fell to the ground
Your love
has made me sure
I am ready to forsake
this worldly life
and surrender
to the magnificence
of your Being

Lost In The Wilderness
Oh lovers, where are you going?
Who are you looking for?
Your beloved is right here.
She lives in your own neighborhood.
Her face is veiled.
She hides behind screens calling for you,
while you search and lose yourself
in the wilderness and the desert.
Cease looking for flowers,
there blooms a garden in your own home.
While you go looking for trinkets,
your treasure house awaits you
in your own being.
There is no need for suffering, God is here!

When Understanding is No Longer Extraordinary ~ Rupert Spira

A man who has been to several retreats feels he is doing something wrong because he is not getting it.

Adyashanti – The Instinct toward Greater Consciousness

Published on Dec 1, 2018

We each have an instinct toward greater consciousness, and our spiritual practice is a way of responding to that. Adyashanti explores how the spiritual impulse originates and the importance of bringing our consciousness into the depths of our unconscious.

Quotes from this Video:

“When the mind is dreaming, it is endlessly talking to itself, and sometimes the way it is talking to itself seems to be completely disconnected from anything that’s happening right now.”

“We’re not only dreaming at night. That’s one of the things that contemplative introspection shows you, and at the beginning it’s unsettling.”

“So much of our narrative is just like your dream in the middle of the night. It’s trying to work things out—things you felt, things you experienced, things you heard—and you don’t know how it’s doing it, because it often just sounds like unconnected self-talk.”

“Contemplative practice is a way of taking your consciousness down deep into y

Adyashanti – The Heart of Spirituality

Adyashanti explores the heart of spirituality and invites you to drop this inquiry into your being: What is dictating the orientation of my life? Setting aside judgment and the endlessly dissatisfied ‘me,’ you can dive deeply into the exploration of your highest values, and with clarity, you can orient towards them.

Quotes from this Video:

“One of the most important things about spirituality is to get clear on: What is my orientation?”

“Judgment and shame are the most powerful ways that the ‘me’ orients all attention towards itself.”

“To establish a good orientation, look at the values that come from the deepest state of being: truth, love, compassion, service.”

“A good form of spirituality will give voice and structure to those self-transcending values.”

What is Third Eye? What happens when it opens? ~ by Sadhguru

Published on Nov 28, 2018

IN this video, Sadhguru talks about the importance of opening of Third Eye. Does it really exist? He answers it in this discourse!

Jaggi Vasudev, popularly known as Sadhguru, is an Indian yogi, mystic and New York Times bestselling author. He founded the Isha Foundation, a non-profit organization which offers Yoga programs around the world and is involved in social outreach, education and environmental initiatives.

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