Head Mastery => Wisdom
I love this poem right now.
Claim your particle matter from the stars,
claim your Christian upbringing,
claim your body,
claim your place on this earth and
express it beautifully.
By Thich Nhat Hanh
Our True Heritage
The cosmos is filled with precious gems.
I want to offer a handful of them to you this morning.
Each moment you are alive is a gem,
shining through and containing earth and sky,
water and clouds.
It needs you to breathe gently
for the miracles to be displayed.
Suddenly you hear the birds singing,
the pines chanting,
see the flowers blooming,
the blue sky,
the white clouds,
the smile and the marvelous look
of your beloved.
You, the richest person on Earth,
who have been going around begging for a living,
stop being the destitute child.
Come back and claim your heritage.
We should enjoy our happiness
and offer it to everyone.
Cherish this very moment.
Let go of the stream of distress
and embrace life fully in your arms.
Disgust is no sustainable motivator.
Are you moved into decision by your passionate disgust of something?
Are you moved into action by Love?
I hold your hand
to reach you
Eye to eye
meet me here
this is it
let's get to the bone
your cloak, no use here.
All tension ever tried to do
was guard the Breath.
To perceive tension as a part of the greater Intelligence, is to understand it as something that can always be reeducated--not merely eradicated.
Imbue it with your Breath.
May the Guard now Know
Ancestral conditions for social quo? Nature and tribes.
Social behavior comes through the body--it is profoundly subtle and sophisticated.
When we have a face-to-face conversation:
We continuously scan body and facial expressions for emotional content. Mirror neurons register intent, movement, and posture. They're motor neurons but they respond to other people's movements and intention. So I can perform a simulation in my own mind and body what you're experiencing in yours. It feeds down into limbic system, [emotional] center of brain, and down to gut via vagus nerve, so I can have a felt sensation of what you're experiencing in your body.
Daniel Siegel calls this the resonance circuit.
With electronic technology we've essentially eliminated the body from the equation. The non verbal components are vital to fully understanding of another person. Take for instance texting: we've eliminated the resonance circuit, we've eliminated the mirror neuron system, we eliminated our guts and we use only a tiny fragment of our capabilities/intelligence and we only get fragments of information disembodied from the source.
Use it or lose it
We are plastic organisms. The resonance circuit is plastic. So when we use these devices compulsively and continuously throughout the day, the resonance circuit atrophies and now it becomes harder to have meaningful interactions with others. These conditions are catastrophic for us. We've eliminated nature by living indoors, we've eliminated social contact by settling for fragments of meaningful interactions, and so we've taken ourselves off our two main life support systems that have developed for millions of years.
Are we designing our bodies into isolation?
Arturo and I sat down [pup sat down with bone as you'll hear] after meeting each other again at Erica Mather's workshop.
We talk about a LOT so please...report back on how you've acted on some of this knowledge.
Niymeayaka Healing Center
"Holding Space" Jungle
Forrest yoga has parallels to shamanic work
1:48 Kara Wabbel The Little Volcano
"Rewiring the Brain" Healing the second brain-gut
Chakra system> endocrine > emotional responses in life > nervous system
Integration period, 9 day retreats
Bridge between Old World and New World
What is gut health asking of us? How is it tied to invalid belief systems?
Root of issue--education on nutrition and immune system
Book: Datis Kharrarazian; Why Isn't My Brain Working
Second Brain approach to healing pattens of self identification > behavioral patterns. Do I hold, suppress, release, choose anew?
Stalk: what's the root? Use Pattern maps like meridians, chakras, behavioral patterns, postural patterns
Cycle of Redundancy; Ellen Heed--thoughts create emotions which then create structure in the body
Layers of interconnectivity
The initiation is the self initiation
What is the Breath Formula?
1. Catch it
3. Change the pattern
4. Reward system
16:00 Ayahuasca process and preparation for initiation
Shamanic Dieta--How the shamans prepare and "reset" their body to decrease toxicity load, change pH
20:00 Can the Ayuhuasca reset linguistic patterning?
21:00 Structural influence via acting on the root of how structures come into being
23:00 Does unresolved shadow, projected outward, onto awards and achievements, validate self effectively?
25:00 What's the usefulness of ceremony and initiation?
26:00 Essentials of ceremony Intent, Sacred Container,
What's required to "Holding Space?"
Self honesty, stepping into stillness, accessing Timeless Nature [i.e. Big Heart, Christ Consciousness, unburdened self]
Shamans believe Spiritual practice must be practical--an art form in itself
30:00 Tiers of Motivation: Operating from deficiency or abundance? Why is knowing this about ourselves necessary for evolution?
33:15 What does astrology have to do with cancer? What does social exclusion have to with our biology? Energy management and malignancy.
36:00 Is hunger required for community?
37:00 How is illness an expression of an unintegrated self?
38:45 Addiction and Ayahuasca ceremony: Repatterning self, what's the addiction a mask for? Disconnection and reroute as a compensation for natural "flow"
Addiction as a dead pathway that shuts off life force What's the filter? What is the story? How is the story what's defining my relationships? What's the new story. How do we build a new network and path?
41:30 What's a good indication of being in a story and what's so necessary about emotional learning?
42:00 Empowerment Process--Moving from victim to survivor to healer.
43:00 Dialogue with a Scorpion
44:30 Shamanic understanding of healing generations forward and backward
Book: Friedemann Schaub, The Fear & Anxiety Solution: A Breakthrough Process for Healing and Empowerment with Your Subconscious Mind
Book: Lynne McTaggart, The Intention Experiment
59:00 How Forrest yoga has changed Arturo's body and bones
1:00:00 http://www.spiritdreamerhealing.com/ Arturo's studio
1:04:00 Energetic structures--what's the pattern that brings them into existence?
How do subtle practices keep the pathways clear?
Breathing: creates connection to awareness, alters chemistry [blood, hormones]Forrest yoga gets us present in that process: "Who am I right now?"
1:08:00 Initiation as it's related to self esteem.
1:11:00 Stimulus > thought > emotion; and what this cycle has to do with catching patterns
1:13:00 What is Sacred Space--where I can ask "those" questions?
1:16:00 [intermission and resumes with this question] How do we build community?
1:19:00 [Personal critical question: what principles can we agree on together?]
1:23:00 Scaffolding/skeleton for invitations for doing it, trying it and experiencing it.What will you DO with this interview? Tell us.
1:25:00 The benefits of "putting it out there"
1:27:00 What got Arturo really deeply into Evolution and about his sweat lodge experience with Ana Forrest & Heather Tiddens
Heather Tiddens in Chicago @ yoganowchicago.com 5/1
1:34:00 Structure of Sweat LodgeWhat do you have to release?What are your prayers?Reclaim power of prayer Who do you want to be afterward? How do you want to live your prayer through your being?
"Living the Vision of your Spirit"
because I realize that education and learning are activities of peace time. In war time, resources are reallocated.
It is honorable to participate in activities that accelerate the human condition beyond merely meeting deficiency needs.
It is a great privilege of our geography and condition that women may learn, the middle class may learn, children may learn....
Today I am a Better Student because
We might perform exercises for various aspects of health.
We strength train or run for muscles or for the cardiovascular system,
but the ancient science and art of yoga is about changing--but not just changing--transforming self.
We take this time from our daily concerns for the purpose of remembrance and reverence for the sacred journey we're all involved in this moment.
This powerful disruptor of the ordinary attentional demands of our day breaks us from our accustomed roles and duties.
But how willing to change are we?
To wholeheartedly comply with changes occurring, neither the allergy nor defensive posturing need present itself.
Invocation is invitation.
To invoke Spirit into our Minds, Hearts, and Bodies sidesteps the tendency to "do" yoga, to perform it, or to exhibit it.
Invocation is Spirit-Romance.
Incubating practice and teaching ideas in written form here.