Tips for wild energy

Tips for wild energy

I have been in lots of workshops lately involving energy work, and in every workshop there are a couple of people going through some intense energetic issues. There are many forms that these issues take.  From shaking, to headaches, ears ringing, incredible anxiousness, or spontaneous uncontrollable movements.  I usually try to assure them that things can get better, and that these experiences are usually completely normal.  As a side note, I have experienced all of the above sensations in my process.  Many people in these workshops are there to learn a healing modality which will help them work through their stuff.  And to hang out with people who are similarly tuned into energy.  And these people often become exceptional healers themselves.  Very gift

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Breaking Through: Sublime and Natural

Breaking Through: Sublime and Natural

Lately, quite a few zen practitioners have asked me about breakthrough.  Is it real?  Is it possible? Does anyone really break through?  What does it mean?  I am writing this post to inspire those who have heard about breakthrough and find it mysterious and seemingly impossible.  I am here to put my two cents in.  To state that it is possible. It happens.  I went through it, and If I could do it, then anyone with enough drive and honesty can do it too.

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Receiving

Receiving

Long retreats, sitting from morning till night and sometimes through the night, in order to survive I had to begin to function in a new way.  Instead if imposing my will onto my body which was in such pain, instead of moving from a place of going after enlightenment, energetic flow, huge states of mind, trying to make my suffering stop!, I began to allow something greater to come to me, to shift from doing to receiving.  And it was so much better than anything my small brain could have created.

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Musings on Sourcepoint: Birth of the Heart Sutra

Musings on Sourcepoint: Birth of the Heart Sutra

Where does energy end and form begin?  What are these bodies?  Why do they emerge?  From where did they manifest?  What is healing?  What is medicine?  The body is just an energy field.  This is nothing new.  I am asking that we look again, with fresh eyes, and attempt to explore it in a new way.  This post is about the dialogue between form and emptiness, and I’d like to playfully explore how we might integrate them.  For the past few years I’ve been studying a form of healing called Sourcepoint Therapy® and some of the concepts in it have inspired me to make some fascinating connections. 

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