Upcoming Sponsored Trainings
...are trainings that Body Dynamics and Interfaith Interface of AIWP sponsor because of the interesting & unusual topics of the trainings.
Instinct, Emotions, and Feelings, led by Merete Holm Brantbjerg - Mar. 18-20, 2011, Grass Valley/Nevada City, CA
Anyone can Learn to Dowse the Land, Sense Energies & Listen to Plant Spirits! led by Richard Feather Anderson -
Introductory Talk: "The Practical Uses of Spiritual Dowsing"
Thurs., July 21, 2012 7 to 9 pm, $10-20 sliding scale -- Call for Location
Main Event: Saturday, July 23, 2012-- Grass Valley, CA 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." Neale Donald Walsch
There is a story of the wise master in the Himalayas.
A seeker comes to him asking "What is the secret to happiness?"
The master replies, "Good choices."
The seeker then asks, "How do you learn to make good choices?"
"Experience", responds the master.
The seeker persists, "How do you gain experience?"
The master pauses a moment or two then responds, "Bad choices."
"And the core of this practice" the master responds "is forgiveness."
To forgive ourselves for the less artful choices that we make and to be willing to learn from our mis-takes.
Getting back on the path again.
The body is our medium for being in relationship with our environment (a physical body for a physical environment, a dream body for a dream environment, and so on). But embodiment is relationship. As we mature, we shift from sensing our body as a solid something to sensing it as something far from static, something through which we are revealed and expressed, no matter in what state we may be.When lost in thought, we have no body.
When attention is brought to thought, we have a body.When attention is brought to sensation, we shift from having a body to being in a body.
When attention is brought to perception, we shift from being in a body to being present as a body.
When attention is brought to our overall presence, our innate wholeness of being, we shift from being present as a body to simply being, neither separate from nor identified with our body.
As we shift from having a body to being a body to simply Being, we find ourselves not just coming home, but sitting at the hearth. In consciously and responsibly embodying all that we are, we become increasingly intimate with all that is. We may still be a relatively solid somebody, but we're now no longer so much in our own way.
Spiritual bypassing will have lost its appeal for us. We will know right to our core that real freedom is not limited by its limitations. Disembodiment will cease to be an option.
The body electric, the body speaking its mind, the body as spirit, will -- if we allow it -- blast through our psychoemotional slumber, bringing us into a more integral wholeness until we clearly are in body what we are in spirit. "
-From Spiritual Bypassing -- When Spirituality Disconnects Us from What Really Matters
by Robert Augustus Masters, PhD