My previous article on the emotional body brought attention to something I referred to as the pranic tube. Both are energetic bodies that are rarely understood as energy in direct life experience. The pranic tube is a baseline fundamental area to strengthen. All types of breath work in spiritual practices develop the pranic tube. Whether it is meditation, chanting, pranayama yoga, or anything having to do with conscious breath, these practices strengthen the pranic tube. Breath carries finer substances which can feed your consciousness if you can become aware of its subtlety. There are many meditation exercises working with more … [read more]
Sometimes life’s common occurrences knock you right back into knowing there is always work to do.
A student’s journey in the Awareness School is as varied as there are students and ultimately depends upon their orientation to spiritual practices, their level of desperation for relief, and their pneumatic tendencies. Some of what I offer is initially identical content based in Fourth Way ideas, zen principles, and the unseen world of energy. It is my particular mix of practices based on my own experience in the various religious and spiritual schools I have been immersed. However, different methods speak to different people and so I must evaluate what might speak the loudest at any given time. … [read more]
The tragic suicide of my daughter’s classmate at school last week has gotten me to reflect on inner issues that go unseen. I may never know why someone is driven to end their life but I cannot shake from my mind the possible scenarios. There was no note and it was not a drug overdose. Was it a snap decision? This boy seemed joyful and pleasant with his peers, a great athlete and a good writer. He was going to be the editor of the school paper with my daughter next year. We are all still reeling from … [read more]
Speaking at the Be Great Conference, a gathering of entrepreneurs in soul based businesses, was an amazing experience. I want to share my topic, The Third Force: Embracing Resistance. I notice resistance revealing itself in small ways throughout my day in the form of distraction, procrastination, and fear. I am listening to discussions in a new way, oriented toward how people deal with resistance. I start to hear how many excuses we make for ourselves. My depth of perception in regards to resistance and how we use it is expanding.. Because of Newton’s Third Law of Motion, we know … [read more]
I talk about choice a lot in my writings, on my website and with my students. The funny thing is we think we are choosing, not realizing that much of what happens to us in regards to our suffering is really bad habit. These habits perpetuate more…