Wednesday, October 21, 2009
A Method of Healing using the Eyes
Copyright © 2006 James Deacon
In Reiki practice, one will often come across situations where, for various reasons, one cannot utilise the basic form of 'hands-on' treatment.
In some cases, such as where the client is suffering from burns, or an open wound of some sort, the need for hands-on contact can be circumvented by giving treatment with the hands held a few inches off the surface of the body (in the aura).
However, there will be situations where even the close proximity of the hands (even though not touching the client), can have potentially traumatic effects [various forms of abuse come to mind].
Especially in such cases, Gyoshi Ho can be used effectively.
Become aware of the flow and radiance of the Reiki phenomenon within and around your own body.
Know that, while generally Reiki seems to flow most strongly from, and can be directed by, the hands, it also flows from, and can be directed with, the eyes - with the gaze.
Bring your visual attention to the area in need of treatment; then allow your vision to relax, to de-focus slightly.
You are not staring at the area, rather your gaze is soft and comfortable - soft and comforting.
Generate heart-felt compassion for your client.
In this state, become aware of Reiki flowing from your eyes to the area in need of treatment.
Feel the Reiki flow; see it in your mind's eye, at the same time feel compassion flowing from your heart.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Tao's Tantra Tips from UmaaTantra.com:
10th Century Tantric Instruction on Breathing...
"When the breath is unsteady, everything is unsteady: but when
the breath is still, all else is still. So one should control the
breath carefully. Inhale slowly and exhale likewise; neither retaining
the breath excessively nor beyond your capacity. Do not exhale
too rapidly. Inhalation gives strength and a controlled and
purified body; retention gives steadiness of mind and longevity; and
exhalation is totally purifying."
-- from The Goraksashatakam, tantric yoga text written circa 900's C.E.
Smile, breathe right, and keep your tongue up!
Tao Semko of UmaaTantra.com
To learn and practice specific tantric breathing techniques, look here:
Sunday, October 11, 2009
"Kundalini Rising & Shaktipat...Melting Into the Arms of God" newsletter follows below
Dear Friends, I just wanted to take a minute to share with you about an extraordinary meditation I experienced last night. This was a “shaktipat”, or Kundalini activation, meditation. To be honest, I wasn’t expecting to be doing anything like this until October 31st, when Susan Carlson & Santiago Dobles come to Sunset Camp here in Kansas to teach their “Kundalini Activation” workshop (more on that later).
But I was on the computer late last night, sending e-mails to friends and “facebooking”, when Susan saw that I was on-line and invited me to attend a virtual-shaktipat meditation on-line via Skype. It was interesting timing, because I was just about ready to get off the computer when she flagged me and invited me to the meditation. I took it as a sign from the Universe that I was supposed to “attend”.
It was interesting that I found out about the meditation at all, because it is my understanding that this was an “impromptu” meditation organized by Susan & Santiago to help send healing energy to the moon (this was on the same day that NASA blasted the moon with a couple of unmanned craft). In fact, I wouldn’t have known about it at all had I not been on-line at just the right and perfect time, a time when I am normally NOT on the computer.
The meditation was conducted by Susan & Santiago via “chat” in skype. There were about 30 or so of us who “gathered” together virtually. It’s somewhat difficult to explain how the process works, but basically we all just sat back and relaxed, breathing deeply, and letting the Kundalini energy rise up from within and around us, while Susan & Santiago led us in a virtual meditation.
During the meditation, I felt the fiery shakti-kundalini energy rise up within me and transmute all negativity and emotional toxins. It was a very deep transformative experience. I could literally feel the energy moving in my physical body. Afterwards, I was hungry, which was quite good, since I haven’t had much of an appetite for the last 3 weeks or so.
I also dreamt extremely vivid dreams last night. I can’t remember much of the details, but I know that they were very soothing dreams, and that my angel-teacher-guides were speaking to me in them. Then, this morning I woke up feeling very peaceful and energetic. Even though I went to bed late, I was ready to get up about 2 hours earlier than normal. Today I noticed too that I felt much more light-hearted and optimistic than I have for the last few weeks.
All of this is a side-effect of the virtual “Shaktipat” or Kundalini activation I underwent last night with Susan & Santiago and the rest of the group.
If you’re not familiar with “Kundalini”, this is the primal life force that is within all of creation. It is linked with the Shakti, or Divine Feminine energies of the Universe.
It most people, Kundalini lies dormant at the base of the spine, but through various practices (including yoga), the Kundalini energy can be “awakened” and will rise up throughout the body, clearing out physical & emotional toxins, and activating the spiritual awareness.
Kundalini rising often leads to states of great *ecstasy* or *bliss*, as well as the feeling that you are at One with the Creator-Creatress. Perhaps this is why Kundalini-rising is sometimes referred to in the West as the “Baptism of the Holy Spirit”. My friend Susan (who will be delivering the Shaktipat activation at Sunset on Halloween) says that Shaktipat is one of the fastest ways for attaining spiritual evolution on this planet.
Although I’m certainly no Kundalini Master, I have had several experiences with spontaneous Kundalini awakening since I first began practicing yoga about 15 years ago. Usually I feel a great heat or warmth penetrating and emanating from my entire body, accompanied with a deep, overwhelming sense of unconditional love. Sometimes I cry, but the tears are soft and cleansing tears of joy and release. For me, Shakti-kundalini rising is like melting into the arms of the Creator.
Yoga is a more gradual way to awaken the Kundalini over a period of long time. However, I’m looking forward to meeting with Susan and Santiago at Sunset Camp on Halloween and experiencing the more accelerated Shaktipat-activation.
If you would like to join me in this experience, you’re more than welcome to come out for the Halloween “Kundalini Awakening” workshop, as I think there are still a few spaces left.
The cool thing about it is that Susan & Santiago are doing this workshop as a fundraiser for the “Build the Bathhouse” Campaign at Sunset Camp. They are coming all the way from Denver & Miami respectively on their own dime, plus donating their time & expertise, all so that we can receive the Shaktipat initiation, and so that Sunset Spiritualist Camp can raise money for the much-needed new bathhouse. Isn’t that incredibly generous?
Did I mention too that even though this same workshop usually costs hundreds of dollars to attend, Susan & Santiago & Sunset are offering this to all of us on a donation or love offering basis? Can you believe that? Well, trust me, it’s true.
In case you want to join me for this truly Divine experience, I’ve posted the details about the weekend at the end of this newsletter. I’ve also listed a link to a very informative & truly wonderful on-line radio interview that Susan & Santiago just did on the topic of “Kundalini Rising”. If you don’t know much about this phenomenon, or you just want to learn more, I think you will find listening to this recording EXTREMELY helpful…I have listened to it 2 times already.
(The radio-interview is also somewhat entertaining near the end where Santiago gets in a friendly debate with a nutritionist about the effects of diet on the Kundalini. Since I’m certainly no dietary saint, I was glad to hear Santiago say, “Your Kundalini is NOT dependent on your food intake, or your lack of food intake.” Also interesting is near the beginning of the interview where Susan & Santiago explore the parallels between Reiki & Shaktipat.)
Thank you for taking the time to read this. If you’re interested in learning more about Shaktipat or Kundalini rising, or in attending the “Kundalini Awakening” workshop, then please scroll down for the links I have included for you at the end of this newsletter.
Cynthia Killion, Spiritual Guide
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“Kundalini Awakening” WORKSHOP DETAILS…Oct. 31st 10 am to 5 pm
Taught by: Susan Carlson & Santiago Dobles
Date: Halloween, Saturday, Oct. 31st, 10 am to 5pm
Place: Sunset Camp, Wells, Kansas 2 hours north of Wichita (airport in Wichita)
Cost: Love offering…your generous donation goes to the “Build the Bathhouse” fund
Lodging & Accommodations: Simple, rustic cabins are available on the grounds, or you can stay in hotel/motel in either Minneapolis (about 20 min. away) or nearby Salina (about 30-40 min away). If staying on the grounds, you will need to bring warm bedding and a space heater, as the cabins do not have heat. Meals are provided on the grounds for the weekend, starting with dinner Friday night (see below).
Other Details: Even though the workshop doesn’t start until Saturday morning, many of us will be arriving Friday night (Oct. 30th). Weather providing, there might be a bonfire & hot dog roast this night. On Saturday night, after the workshop, there will be a “come as you were” (as in, a past-life) Halloween party at about 7 pm. Later that night (probably around 9 pm or so), I am also leading a special “Halloween Message Circle”.
To Make Reservations to Attend: E-mail or call Linda Anderson email@example.com or (620) 727-4329 (620) 727-4329
Website Link for More Info: http://www.sunsetcamp.org/events/coming-events-1009.htm
To learn more about Shaktipat and Kundalini awakening, listen to this VERY informative & entertaining radio interview with Susan & Santiago:
You can also check out Susan’s website, the Kundalini Support Network. Susan said during the interview that the website hasn’t been updated in awhile. However, I was still able to find some good information on there about exactly what Shaktipat actually is. Here’s the link….
Bright Blessings to You!
Friday, October 9, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
NOV 14th MIAMI SILAT WARRIOR DAY "WORLD FIGHTING FOR LIVES" Children's Benefit SEMINAR
all proceeds from event are going to reputable charities that benefit children in need all around the world. This is a GLOBAL event one of its kind with Martial Arts Masters all over the Globe teaching to raise money for Children. Do not miss out on being able to help those in need and at the same time learn Marial arts from some of the best and experienced Masters in your Local Area. Come train and be part of this wonderful event!
9 Am - 6pm
contact: Guru Dobles 786-752-0052 firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration: www.doblesinstitute.com click on "DONATE" paypal button to register and send the suggested Donation or what ever you heart tells you to Donate.
You can pay with Credit Card aswell.
Guru Santiago Dobles - Cimande & Serak Silat
Guru Harold Koning - Mustika Kwitang Silat
Shidoshi Mike Gaudio - Black Lotus Arts Ninpo & Silat
Guru Tony Torre - Arnis Kali Escrima
Shidoshi Felix Diaz - Bujinkan Ninjutsu, VDT Serak, Kali Escrima
Charities Benefiting: www.feedthechildren.org & the abandoned baby fun, www.Islamicrelief.com for children in war conflict & children victims in Indonesia's recent Earth Quake.