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Guided Meditations for Spiritual Awakening, Part 1

Joseph Drumheller, Leading Meditation, Healing & Education

Guided Meditations for Spiritual Awakening, Part 1

Joseph Drumheller, Leading Meditation, Healing & Education

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18 Lessons (3h 40m)
    • 1. Promo

    • 2. Introduction

    • 3. Lecture - What is a Spiritual Awakening?

    • 4. Meditation - Intro to Deep Relaxation

    • 5. Lecture - Compassion

    • 6. Meditation - Compassion

    • 7. Lecture - Self Acceptance

    • 8. Meditation - Self-acceptance

    • 9. Lecture - Forgiveness

    • 10. Meditation - Forgiveness

    • 11. Lecture - Gratitude

    • 12. Meditation - Gratitude

    • 13. Lecture - Chakras and The Kundalini

    • 14. Meditation - Chakras and Kundalini

    • 15. Lecture - Spiritual Awakening

    • 16. Meditation - Spiritual Awakening

    • 17. The Verification Sheet

    • 18. Bonus

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About This Class

Guided Meditations for Spiritual Awakening, Part 1 is a focused meditation course, concentrating on universal virtues that raise personal vibration, to prepare for a spiritual awakening. The intended outcome of the course is to provide a noticeable and lasting increase in awareness by connecting to the life force energy.

The meditations in this course are not casual meditations for beginners. There are full-on, deep meditations designed to awaken the spirit within.  Lifeforce energy is transmitted in each meditation and intent student involvement is required to gain the maximum benefits.

Course material will be presented through video lectures, text summaries, homework contemplations, and guided meditations.  Students will come away feeling better, with a profound sense of inner awareness, and meditation tools they can use for the rest of their lives.

The course will include:

  • Implementing Deep Relaxation as the foundation for all meditations
  • Meditations to raise personal vibration through the experience of Compassion
  • Meditations to raise personal vibration through the experience of Self-Acceptance
  • Meditations to raise personal vibration through the experience of Forgiveness
  • Meditations to raise personal vibration through the experience of Gratitude
  • Meditations to experience the Chakras and release the Kundalini
  • Meditations for a Spiritual Awakening

Through course lectures, students will come away with a clear understanding of how to activate universal virtues to prepare for a Spiritual Awakening. The meditations will provide profound experiences of their personal energy field, aligning them with the essence of the very person they are meant to be.

What students are saying about Joseph’s courses:

You know, Joseph, I really appreciate the reminder that unresolved emotional charges INFLUENCE  our decision making and behavior. I can see that this has played out in my life to my great misfortune. At this stage of my life, it is very important for me to take charge of these ancient emotional triggers, and create a much healthier and happier existence. I love your class, Joseph. Thanks again for all of your hard work!  Laurel Gay Edwards 

Your delivery was warm and natural and your sincerity and love of meditation shines through.  I can see how much work has gone into this course and I'm sure it will reach and help many, many, many people. It's so nice to 'meet' someone with very similar views on meditation and an approach to teaching that chimes with my own. I wish you every success!  Linda Hall

Joseph Drumheller's practical, earthy approach to meditation, along with his soothing voice and approachability provide a comfortable place to begin a new practice or gain deeper insights to those more established. Speaking as a lifelong meditator myself, I recommend his work.  Judy Blackwell

I will say that the main thing I look for in someone in such a course is that they exude calm, and joy....and you do......and that they look trustworthy, good energy when you look at their eyes.... when they speak....and you do....Marika Marks

Very informative about getting started at home meditation. I am excited to dive into Joseph’s course!  Kari Moore

Very professional and I loved the videos! If this is your fist class online, I wouldn't have known it. You did a great job! Judy Lynne

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Joseph Drumheller

Leading Meditation, Healing & Education


Joseph Drumheller

I'm a leader in meditation and healing and a four-time, award-winning author with a mission that is quite simple:  To assist people of all ages in becoming the greatest version of who they are meant to be.

I've spent over 25 years working in the worlds of Meditation, Healing, and Spirituality.  Six of those years I spent working as a Clinical Hypnotherapist in a cancer radiation clinic in Bellingham, WA.  Since 1991, I've performed over 2,000 private sessions, led numerous seminars, workshops, online courses and retreats, and published an assortment of books for adults and children. 

I was also born with a deep spiritual connection to nature, which led me to earn a Master of Science degree in G... See full profile

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1. Promo: There's a massive global spiritual awakening happening on the planet at this time. It's something very real and very tangible. And it's being experienced by millions of people. And this experience will serve as a foundation for the evolution of us all as a species. There's never been a more powerful time for you to awaken. And this course will help get you there. Hello and welcome to guided meditations for spiritual awakening Part one. This experiential course of guided meditation will concentrate on universal virtues that will raise your personal vibration. That process will prepare you for a spiritual awakening by connecting to the life force energy. It's something you may never forget. My name is Joseph Drumheller. I've been practicing as a clinical hypnotherapist since 1991 and spent six of those years perfecting my craft into cancer radiation clinic, helping cancer patients. In 20082009, I went through profound spiritual awakening experiences while attending oneness University in Fiji and India and have incorporated energy healing into my practice ever since. I've also conducted well over 2 thousand private healing sessions and up thousands of students in a variety of online courses. This course will be presented through video lectures, meditation's contemplations and meaningful assignments. I'll be taking you through a systematic process to assist you and opening up to your version of divinity while expanding your awareness of consciousness. Topics in this course, we'll include how to raise your personal vibration by activating human virtues. You'll also learn how to experience your own energy field by becoming aware of your chakras and the kundalini. And you'll also learn how to awaken to the life force energy, which is the energy that activates a spiritual awakening. Now, although there are no prerequisites for this course, some experience in meditation will be helpful. Ideal students will have a burning passion to take their spiritual walk up and not by connecting to their version of divinity. This course is very near and dear to my heart because I've experienced a miracle of opening up to the life-force and I use it in all of my healing sessions. I also tap into this vibrant source every day. And my hope is that you will learn to do the same. So please join me on this fantastic journey of spiritual awakening. All you have to do is enroll now and join me in class. I'll see you there. 2. Introduction: Hi and welcome to the introduction for guided meditations for spiritual awakening. Thank you for your interest in this course if you've been rolled. Welcome. If you haven't yet, I hope to see in class soon. Now, what we'll be doing in this course is that we're gonna be focused on very specific virtues to raise our vibration through meditation to prepare for a spiritual awakening. So what you need to do in order to maximize the benefits for this class is that I strongly recommend that you participate as fully as you can. So that means listen to the lectures, read the summaries, do the meditations, do the homework, and please contact me if you have any questions. And also, when we start getting into the world of spiritual awakening, there's a synergistic component to it. Which means that when we connect with other people, that's when the magic really starts. It happen. So connect with the other students, you know, or take the course with the friend, do whatever it takes to help engage with other people. So that's when spiritually can really take off. Now, the best way to take this course is actually there is a couple of ways, at least one is you can dive into these meditations like a personal retreat. Just do them all in a couple of days, you know, block everything out and really go into the zone. Or you could do each meditation once a day for like, three days, then switch to the next one and that would be take about three weeks. And so that's another way to do it. Also, because you are an intermediate meditator because you're taking this class, you do have some experience in meditation. Feel free to use your own intuition and your own instincts on the best way to use this course. So once again, thank you for your interest in this class if you're enrolled. Welcome. And if you're not, I hope you see in class and put banks again. 3. Lecture - What is a Spiritual Awakening?: Hello and welcome to our first section. What is the title of this section? The title of this section is what is a spiritual awakening. So what is this very chilly? Well, that's funny. You should ask, because I just happen to have a definition right here. The definition of a spiritual awakening as I pulled off the Internet is a shift in consciousness or an awakening to an awareness of reality, which has been previously unrealized. So what that means is that we're waking up to something that we didn't know before. That shift our perception and reality for most of its most of us. It's an experience of what we would call that God or our higher self. The catchy, the collective consciousness, the universe, whatever you wanna call it. There's been names for it throughout all cultures and throughout all history, and it's a historic presence. So it's been there as long as people have been around, so it's quite dynamic. I spirit awakening, a belief. Spiritually awakening is not a belief. It's an event or it's an experience, and for some people, it's a very big change. All of sudden they experienced something, and now they view the world in a completely different way. So their shift of their perception of how the world works and what the world is has completely changed. Now they see the world through your eyes. Um, and it opens the doors to vast new possibilities that they didn't even think of before that go way beyond the three dimensional world. So it could be very dynamic. It could be very exciting for some people. It could be a little disorienting in the beginning, but it could be very miraculous. And when I have gone through spiritually Wake things I've gone through to in my life, they've just been incredible experiences. And for some people, they could have visions. So, um so these could be of the mind, you know, like psychic visions. Or people can have sensory perceptions like the bill to feel senses or motion or energies beyond their physical body. So that's kind of unusual when you start to experience and go out like, Wow, what's going on? Um, and it can also last over a period of time. So, for instance, the first spiritually waking I went through was in my thirties, was in my early thirties And what happened is that I went through some meditations, and then these meditations I had some incredible mystical experiences. And in those experiences, um, my life changed dramatically afterwards. So not only did my perception of life change, but he circumstances of my life changed dramatically. Um, and what happened in the end that I had this incredible opening to creativity and that spiritual waking I kind of went in and out of it, but it lasted for, like, three years is pretty amazing period of time. So, um, but the main thing is that you're getting rewired on the inside. You're actually going through a biochemical shipped in your brain through your your energy field and your nervous system, and you will not be the same person. After it happens, you will have changed. And you and the change that you're making is that you're stepping into the better version of who you are a human being, not better. That's kind of judgmental. Bit Ah, higher version would say of who you're meant to be. Well, my spiritual awakening be like anyone else. This probably not. So because this spiritual awakening is being designed and engineered from a higher power or higher intelligence. Your spiritual awakening is gonna be unique for you. So it's different for everybody. What you experience will be unique for you. For me, my experiences were very cathartic. They were very mind blowing, but for other people could be very gentle, like, you know, just like a blooming of a flower or something like that. So So it's different for everyone. And that's kind of what throws a little disorienting into it, because you may not be sure what's going on while you're experiencing. You might not recognize a completely until after you're through it, so your experience will be unique for you. It'll be divinely tailored by higher intelligence for your greatest good. So it's actually a very loving experience in life. Can I make a spiritual waking? Unfortunately, you cannot. And so why am I teaching a class called guided meditations for spiritual awakening? If I can't make them happen, well, let's get questioned by way. You can't really make them happen, but what you can do is that you can prepare for them so spiritually. Awakenings are on a divine time clock from a higher intelligence. So they're gonna happen when they happen and they're gonna happen under the set of circumstances that are best suited for you. So you cannot really make them happen. The only thing you could do is prepare for them. And so this course is designed to help you prepare for a spiritual awakening. Now what? How we do that is by raising our vibration. So one of the ways will be doing that is through a deep relaxation or meditation. And then, uh, angle I'm using with this class to help raise our vibration is by meditating on living virtues. And so we're going to be focusing on four virtues. Um, specifically, 1st 1 is gonna be compassion. Next one's going to be self acceptance and forgiveness and then gratitude. And so experiencing those four qualities are virtues of life takes your vibration, which will more easily resonate to the powers that be that are the force behind creating this spiritual awakening? Well, the results can be many and varied eso There is a summary attached to this course, so are tried to this section, So please read the summary. There's a very long list of things that you can experience after a spiritual awakening but a couple whom I like Teoh mentioned right now is that the 1st 1 is that you're going to be very aware that something has happened or changed inside of you. It's gonna be a very defining experience that you won't forget. It could change your life completely where this this awakening of energy has gone on inside of you. So you may also begin to be aware of subtle energy. She may spirit, you know, for instance, I when I first went to my first spiritual aching already, I became aware of these sensations that felt like tingling or like wispy clouds that moved in a circular pattern. And I could feel him inside of my body, and I could feel it moving inside and out of my body. And I later grew to realize that that was like a form of healing energy that I could use in my sessions when I was working with people. So it took me a long time to figure that out, but I could feel him all the time after those awakening. So once you go through the spiritual waking, the shifts tend to be permanent and you don't go backwards. she continued to go forwards Andan. The last thing you can that I'd like to mention in a spiritually is that your level of awareness increases. So you are now aware of more than just a three dimensional physical world. There's something beyond that's bigger and greater, and it's actually much more vast because once you get into the imagination and the energies of the non physical world, there are no limits, its its infinite. So we're not limited, like we are in a body and on the three dimensional Earth plane. So so, is there a few things you look for some things happening inside of you that you notice you may be aware of subtle energies and there's gonna be an increase in your personal awareness . So the meditation for this section, because this is an intermediate course, and I'm gonna take for granted that everyone had done a little bit of meditating. So what I did for this first meditation is that essentially on borrowing one from one of my first courses. So it's just a deep relaxation exercise. If you want to skip it as an intermediate meditator, you're you're welcome to do so. But what this first meditation is gonna do, it's gonna kind of exercise your relax ation and your meditation muscle is gonna take you into a deeply relaxed state. And more importantly, probably that's gonna turn you into the sound of my voice because that is going to set the foundation for the meditations to come. So feel free. Teoh. Join the meditation. You know, I'd love to have you there for this 1st 1 if you want to. If you want to skip, that's fine. The please read the summaries and do the homework home because that will get us in tune for the living of virtues, which is coming next. So thank you very much, and I'll see if the medication 4. Meditation - Intro to Deep Relaxation: Hello and welcome to our first meditation. This meditation is a simple relaxation exercise. I'm borrowing it from my first online course. So if you're an intermediate meditator or above, this is optional and feel free to skip it. But what this meditation will do is it will exercise your relaxation muscles a little bit. And we'll also get you tune in to the sound of my voice, which will be helpful in the meditation. Succumb. So kick back, relax and enjoy the meditation. And today we'll be using a technique called progressive relaxation. So get yourself situated in a nice comfortable position. Close your eyes and will start to relax. What I would like you to do first is to take a deep breath all the way down to the tips of your toes and then just breathe out completely. And as you begin to relax. I'd like you to imagine if you can, a warm, secure, comfortable wave of relaxation moving into the top of your head and allowed this relaxation to drift in moving into your brain. So that your brain becomes very deeply relaxed and very calm. And as your brain relaxes, you can actually feel it start to slow down so that your thoughts are slowing down. And you can feel the relaxation as it begins to drift down into the stem of your brain. Moving slowly down your spine, all the way down to the tip of your spine. And allow this relaxation to continue by drifting out into your nerves. So that from the top of your head all the way out to the ends of your nervous system. Your very deeply relaxed. You're very calm, and you're totally at peace. Now bring the awareness of this relaxation back to the top of your head. And feel it as it begins to move over the outside of your body. And be aware as the relaxation moves into your scalp, into your hair. Slowly moving down. Into your ears and your forehead, your temples, your eyes and your nose into the skin, and the muscles in your face. So your entire head is very calm and very peaceful and very deeply relaxed. Now, allow the relaxation to continue by moving down into your throat and into your neck. Slowly moving down into your shoulders, which are becoming increasingly heavy. And feel the relaxation continue by moving down into your arms so that the relaxation slowly moves in to your biceps and your triceps. Gently and peacefully moving into your elbows? Into your forearms, interior wrists. And gently moving into your hands out to the tip of each finger, at each thumb. So that from the top of your head all the way out to the tips of your fingers. Your very deeply relaxed. You're very calm, and you're totally at peace. Now allow your attention to drift back to your shoulders so that the relaxation can begin to slowly move down into the muscles of your back. Slowly and gently moving down through your back. All the way down into your lower back so that your entire back is very calm, very peaceful, and deeply at ease. And you can feel the relaxation as it begins to penetrate inside your upper body. So that your internal organs begin to feel very comfortable and deeply relaxed. And you can feel your heart as it beats and perfect piece. And you can your lungs as they breed without effort. As you become more and more deeply relaxed. And you can feel this relaxation continue by moving into your other internal organs, like your stomach and your intestines. So that your entire upper body is so deeply relaxed, so calm, and so deeply at ease and at, feels so nice to be so deeply relaxed. Now allow this relaxation to continue its journey. As it slowly drifts into the lower half of your body. So that your legs become very heavy and very relaxed. As the wave of relaxation continues to move down into your thighs and into your knees. And gently working its way down into your thighs. Perhaps. Your shins. So that your legs are incredibly relaxed, very calm and deeply at peace. And allow the relaxation to finish its journey by gently working its way into your feet. And that each toe. So that from the top of your head all the way down to the tips of your toes. You're very deeply relaxed. You're very calm. And you deeply at peace. Calm, peaceful, relaxed. Calm. Peaceful. Relax. So just go ahead and enjoy this feeling of deep peace and deep relaxation for as long as you like. And when you feel like you're ready. And when you feel like you've had enough, you can just slowly and gently open your eyes. 5. Lecture - Compassion: hello and welcome to our next section s. So we're going to do now is we're gonna embark on the journey of living human virtues, which is intended to raise our vibration so we could be be prepared for a spiritual awakening. What is the name of the name of this section is compassion. So how we're going to raise our vibration? Starting off is going to be through the virtue of compassion. What is compassion? That's good question. So I just happen to have another definition here. Um, so the definition for compassion, I have this sympathy and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others. And so what? I would like to add on to the compassion that's like sympathy. But for the practical purpose of this course, we're going to take it even deeper, and so we're gonna add the element of empathy. So so empathy is born of personal experience, and so you can feel sorry for someone who is suffering if you don't know what they're going through. But empathy means that you have experienced it also. And so when you go into the world of compassion with empathy, it's based on personal experience. You know what somebody else is going through because you've experienced yourself. So that comes through life experience. And so as you grow older and as you gain more experience through life, you have the capacity to become more compassionate because it's more based on empathy rather than sympathy. And so that leads us into a place of wisdom because it's born of personal experience. Someone is suffering from a loss in their family. I know what that's like. I experienced that, and so it's more easy for me to be compassionate for that. It's not something I'm thinking left. Too bad, you know. It's like, actually get it. So So that's how that's how we're gonna address compassion in this section, especially when we get into the meditation. So we're really open the doors to experience compassion deeply through a meditative state, through empathy and sympathy to well, it's kind of interesting, because compassion is this, like, heartfelt thing. But really, we're compassionate originates from this suffering. And so what I have talked about in my previous courses, which are mostly focused on healing um, is that we talked a lot about suppressed emotion from the past, and so when people experienced trauma in their past or in their early childhood. The nature of most of emotion is to be experienced. So when emotion is experienced fully, it dissipates and floats away into the ether. However, almost all of us unconsciously and unaware, uh, avoid unpleasant emotion. We don't want to experience it. And so, uh, so we avoid those unpleasant emotions, like when we're quite young, we don't know what we're doing. We're just kind of on autopilot. And so those emotions get stuffed into the subconscious, where they live, like little creatures. And then as we grow older, those emotions are gonna want to come out and be experienced so they can live their life cycle on. And if we keep avoiding them, they keep getting stuffed in the subconscious. So what happens? It will start to see, and everybody experiences this. We start to see repeating patterns. And so how we release those emotions or heal them is to weaken, go into a meditative state and essentially let them go. And then those repeating patterns will stop. And so everybody experiences that everybody experiences those repeating patterns of suffering. So, um, so, in a way, we are masters of our own suffering, so someone else could help us experience a trauma from the past. But once we have it, it's ours to deal with. You know you can, so you can. You can blame others for your problems, but that doesn't help anybody. So when you as you get older, you realize you have the stuff inside of you, which is called Suffering Kevin's repeating patterns. And then with enough awareness and enough insight, you realize, Hey, everybody has this stuff. Everybody goes through these problems. Everybody in humanity has suffered and we continue to suffer. And that one thing that we all have in common throughout history. So, um so that's where compassion can The roots of compassion originate from what happens when we realized we creator. So when we come to the realization that we create our own suffering, what happens is that that increases our awareness. So we realize, Hey, there's something going on inside of me that makes me create the same patterns like there's different people, but the same problems air coming up. But, you know, then dealing with different people, that same problems come up over and over again. So then you come to the realization? Well, hey, maybe it's not about the other person. Maybe what's going on in my life is about what's going on inside of me. And so then when we come to that level of realization, then we figure out, Hey, we're all in the same boat We've all suffered. We have all hurt others we all have unresolved emotions inside were all unaware to some extent on we've all been conditioned by our past. So we're all raised in a certain way through one of our culture, were influenced by the media, our schools and our religion. All kind of influence us in ways that we don't realize. So for me, like some of the emotions I have, like when I've gone through a divorce or whatever o. R. When I've got two things with my Children. Those were the same emotions that I carry inside that may in another culture, may take someone to take violent action against somebody or to be a suicide bomber. So in that way I am kind of connected to anybody with those similar emotions. So everyone has thean motions inside of them of the criminal, the abuser, the neglect, er, the victim. Everybody on the planet shares those things. So we are all in the same boat in terms of suffering and for some strange reason, that's the way the human condition is. So being a human being is a challenge. Because we all suffer and dealing with our suffering is the way that we grow. And the weird part is that we create the suffering from what lives inside of us. So when we come to that realization that we're all in the same boat, that's when we begin to with a level of elevated level of awareness and we want to raise our vibration. We start to see that with through the eyes of compassion. So we understand through empathy through what we have gone to, that everybody else is in the same boat of being a human being, which is really strange because we all suffer. It's really unusual, so so that's kind of where compassion comes from. Um, and that's what how we're going to go into a meditation experience. Let me jump to the next question what we're gonna be doing in the meditation. So what we're going to be doing in this meditation is going to be really profound. And so what we're gonna do is if we're going to go into a deeply relaxed state and we're going to become aware of our own suffering Now, we're not gonna dwell on the suffering, but we're just going to be aware of any pain or trauma that we have experienced in the past . We're not gonna dwell on it, so that's not what we're gonna do. We're not even gonna heal it. So but what we're gonna do is just become aware of it. And then we're going to become aware through a visual technique, um, that you'll find out in the meditation that we're going to be aware that another person is actually experiencing what we're experiencing. So it could be pretty deep and profound, and then we're gonna take it bigger than that, that that we can actually experience on the inside, that what we feel as suffering everybody on the planet feels. So we're all in the same boat, and then we're going to come to a universal understanding that we're all connected through the exercise of compassion. So we were all together in this world, so and exercising that compassion is the realization that we all suffer and we are all connected in that way. So so welcome to the meditation. I hope that this is profound and deep in this will get us into the process of raising our vibration by becoming aware of compassion, to set the stage for us to have a spiritual awakening. So you see, it's meditation. 6. Meditation - Compassion: Hi, welcome to the meditation where we are going to be raising our vibration through the experience of compassion. So what we'll be doing in this meditation is going to be visiting some pain from the past. Something that you've experienced that was painful. And we're not going to dwell on it. But what we're gonna do is use it as a vehicle and as a tool to create a universal oneness with everybody who exist on the planet. So let's begin our meditation by getting in a comfortable position and take a deep breath. And we'll begin to relax. A couple of days ago. I woke up in the morning and I decided to go for a drive to the top of a mountain, not far from where I lived. It was about an hour. It was a beautiful day, a wonderful Drive. And I went to this mountain for the incredible view, right? Could relax and be at peace. And when I arrived at the top of the mountain, what awaited me was an incredible view. I can see in all directions. As far as my eyes could see. I could see forests and lakes in grasslands. And there were trees nearby and a meadow. And it was sunny. And the clouds were floating by like little balls of cotton. And so to relax more deeply and to enjoy the view. I went out into the meadow and I sat on the ground. And as I continue to relax, soaking in the view. In being in deep piece, I started to feel a strange sensation as if my legs were becoming one with the earth. I could feel the energy of the Earth, which was calm and peaceful. As it started to move into my body and slowly work its way up my spine. I could feel the base of my spine being very relaxed and very peaceful. As this gentle energy began to work its way towards the my head. Peaceful and relaxed. The energy continued to move up into my lower back, into my stomach. As it gently touched my heart, moved up to my throat and into my forehead. Gently touch the top of my head. And as I was thinking deeper and deeper into a state of peace, viewing my surroundings, breathing deeply, and just soaking it all in. And then I can feel the top of my head as if it opened to an incredible energy that was connected to something far above. It felt wonderful and peaceful. And in that same instance, I could feel the energy from the base of my spine moving down into the earth as if it were moving in a straight line to the center of the Earth. And for just a brief moment, it felt as if my entire energy, the entire essence of my being, was connected from the center of the Earth to the heavens bar above. And in that moment, I was in a state of incredibly deep peace. Relaxed, calm. And one of all that is and as I sat there in that experience, the only thing I could think of was how much I would love to share this experience with someone like you. To feel that energy from the center of the earth moving up from below and running through your entire body. As it connected to the heavens above. Taking you into a very deep state of calm and wonderful. Effort is peace. Because it feels so nice. It would be so deeply relaxed. And as I sat there relaxing, enjoying this incredible state of being, I felt as if I can just sit on a cloud and watch the scene below the valley, far below the forests, the lakes, and the grasslands, pharma. And as I continue to imagine, I imagined that I was drifting down, down deeper and deeper into a state of peace. And I drifted down, down deeper and deeper. Drifting down, down deeper and deeper. Drifting down, down deeper and deeper. Drifting down. Down deeper and deeper. Drifting down, down, down deeper and deeper and deeper. And as you continue to relax and to drift down deeper into incredibly deep state of peace. More and more perfectly relaxed. More and more deep eddies. Very calm, very peaceful. In very deeply relaxed. Very calm, very peaceful. And very deeply relaxed. Calm. Peaceful. Peaceful. Relaxed. And as you continue to breathe into January relaxed. I'd like you to call up a memory from the past. It could be some place from the distant past. I've been quite recent experience. Perhaps you are experiencing locks, perhaps a relationship and ended. Someone had died. You'd lost your job or something didn't work out the way you intended. Or perhaps you were struggling with their health. Whatever it is. I would like you to just visit that situation for just a moment as if you were actually they're not. So it's overwhelming. But just so that memory and that experience, as you're complete and full attention. And as you continue to experience. Whenever. I'd like you to feel those feelings. And then I'd like you to imagine or pretend that you're looking in the mirror. Experiencing those feelings. And looking in the mirror. As you look into the mirror, the person that you see, someone else. Maybe bunch Old, Navy, much younger. Maybe you're a but this person, maybe male or female. But they're from a different culture, a different part of the door. And then ask you feel these feelings of hurt. And as you look into the mirror at this other person, you realize that this person is experiencing the same pain and feelings. And although you are very different people, your feelings are the same. In this way. You are connected to this other person. And in that moment of awareness and in that moment of understanding. As you realized in this way you are the same. It evokes a sense of compassion, a sense of understanding. You know, what this other person has been through. And now, instead of being bound by suffering, you are now unbound by compassion. And in that moment of understanding, in that moment. Periods of compassion. You can actually feel that sensation in your body as it begins to raise your vibration as a human being, the virtue of compassion radiate, suppressing. It carries a vibration. You can feel that you can experience. And so just take a moment to feel the sensations of compassion and your entire body radiating out from your heart to the person in the mirror. And ask your sense of compassion grows, becomes deeper and more profound. As you continue to look and the mirror. You start to see many people from many cultures. More and more people fill up the mirror till there are as many people in the mirror as there exist the planet who are bound to you by your similar experience as a human being. That we all suffer through no fault of our own. That it's part of the human condition. And in that way, you feel connected to everyone. Sensations of compassion. So allow yourself to take in those feelings of compassion and to let it sink in, resonate to the very depths of your being. So it actually becomes part of the fabric of who you are. And allow those sensations to deepen and to grow and to expand. And just continue to experience those sensations for just a few moments in silence. So just continue to relax in temporary feeling. The resonating higher vibration to the experience of compassion. And to realize that this sensation, this experience goes with you from this day forward. To put you into a higher state of being as he more evolved and compassionate person. So just take it in for as long as you'd like. There's absolutely no her and her life. And when you feel like you're ready, you feel like you're finished. And you feel like you've had enough. And slowly open your eyes and generally drift back in the conscious. 7. Lecture - Self Acceptance: okay. I hope you enjoyed the meditation for compassion. Now we're gonna continue the journey of raising our vibration through our next section. What is the title of thing? This The title of this section is called Self Acceptance. So we're going to go into the experience in meditation of raising our vibration by accepting ourselves completely as we are. What is self acceptance? Another definition. Self acceptance is feelings of satisfaction with oneself, despite deficiencies and regardless of past behaviors and choices. So I'm gonna for the purposes of this class, I'm gonna add on to that little bit. So that's accepting yourself as you are, regardless of what this happened to you or what you think of yourself, blah, blah, blah. But I'm gonna add on to that just a little into with the concept of responsibility. So, um, yes, we can accept ourselves in our past behaviors, but we are not absolved of any wrong doing okay. We need to take full responsibility for the actions that we do in this life to not hurt ourselves or anyone else. So I'm gonna add that onto the definition of self acceptance. Um, yeah. So how can we best understand well, the best way to Tiu understand self acceptance is to understand what it is not. And so the first thing self acceptance is not his unworthiness. So that's feelings that were not good enough that were unworthy. Maybe there's some shame based in it or whatever, just feeling like we aren't good enough to play full in the game of life. And with all the people I've worked with over the years, including myself, is that what it all boils down to when you get into the world of unworthiness, it's that we just aren't loved enough. And so, um, and when we have those experiences were not loved enough. It influences our entire way of being everything from our behavior and our decision making , and it can be very subtle, and we don't recognize that that's what's driving the direction of our life at times. And so we don't actually know that we're experiencing unworthiness. So so it literally takes a village to raise a child. So so every kid that's been born into this world, um, even in the midst of a loving family does not kit enough love and the reason we don't get enough love. It's kind of bizarre because it's the way that the human being is brought into the world. So we are brought into the world completely dependent on somebody else. 24 hours a day, seven days a week, non stop. And there is not one set of parents that have been born in the entire universe that are able to meet the insatiable needs of a child. It just can't be done. There's just too much. And so, um, and then if you throw another kid or two on top of that, there's not gonna be enough love for what the kid needs. And so we all grow up competing for love, all of us and so on. Do all sorts of things to get it. So it will be a superstar, you know, be the greatest person the world would be depressed, will be hurt. I will act out, will do whatever it takes to get the attention and the love that we need, because it's not possible to get enough, you know? So it's the way the systems kind of set up. It's kind of unusual. It's kind of bizarre, Um, but it's what we're born into you know, so on. And so what could happen in the midst of that is you know, if you throw in some neglect or abuse on top of that, we can grow up feeling very, very unworthy, like we're just not good enough. Um And so that's kind of the situation that all of us are born into And the need Teoh compete for love. We don't get enough. And so we all feel unworthy. I'm on some some level, And I think every person that is born into the human condition experiences that to some degree, you know, you can see, like, the greatest superstar in the world, you know, they sent you don't know what's driving them. It could be because they don't feel like they're good enough. So they need to get all the attention that can possibly get. You know, it's a possibility. So So there are some examples of unworthiness that I like Teoh. So these air kind of the extremes, we can actually see it in action. Um, but it usually blows down in tow, underachieving and overachieving. So if you feel really unworthy about yourself, so one could be like a, um like I mentioned a superstar, but where I've seen it before, Thin like a corporation where there's someone trying to climb the corporate ladder and they're always vying for supervisor approval and just because they can't get enough. And so they keep climbing up and up the ladder, you know, so which is great, you know, they're successful, but it's it can be kind of obvious that way. And then and then the kind of the other opposite extremists, people who are underachieving to, ah, high level. So I live in a town where there's lots of homeless people, and so, you know, that's kind of the opposite. Extreme worth circumstances and not being loved enough has, you know, left them destitute pretty much so. They all have their stories down there. So so that's kind of two examples that are easy to see in unworthiness department ones, kind of overachieving, and one's kind of underachieving can stop acceptance. Alleviate unworthiness, absolutely so self acceptance. Um, if you can accept yourself with all your perceived imperfections, it can help erase unworthiness. Now that's a little I. It's a little more difficult to do than it sounds, but when we start to accept ourselves as we are with all our perceived flaws, and all are perceived imperfections. What will happen is it will start to see other people with their perceived flaws and their perceived in perspective, imperfections and accept them as they are, so it can create this mindset of being non judgmental. And when we get into that non judgmental mindset, what that does is that raises our vibrations. I will actually create an experience in our minds and in our bodies that will help elevators to a certain vibrational level, which is, you know, the opposite of being judgmental. And it kind of goes back to compassion, little bits on that same wavelength. If we accept ourselves as we are, then we can start to accept everyone else's. They are, and so and then when we start to get in playing on that level of life, it starts to open the doors. This thing that's called unconditional love. So, um so when you can start experiencing that, like within your circle of friends, it's a really great start, and then if you can take it further than that, and you know I can open up to the whole world So what will you be doing in this meditation ? So this next meditation that we're going into is probably one of the most profound ones that I have ever done with people. Because what we're gonna do is we're going to go into a deeply relaxed state, and then we're going to go into an experience of when you were quite young to completely re shift and refocus your experience of yourself. If if it's fitting for you. So, um and then bring you into an experience where you're absolutely and unconditionally loved by your perfect parents. So it's Cumbie quite transforming for people. I think this is probably the most powerful meditations I've ever done with anyone. So, um so let's go to meditation and accept ourselves on a very deep level. How's that sound? See, there 8. Meditation - Self-acceptance: Hi and welcome to the meditation that's going to raise our vibration through self-acceptance. And this is one of the most profound meditation that I've done with people throughout my career as a healer. Because what we're gonna do is we're gonna take you into experience that reframes your perception of who you are as a person. So it can be quite transforming and quite touching. So before we do that, what I would like you to do is just take a moment and I'd like you to think of everything or anything that you don't like about yourself. So go ahead, just take a moment. Whatever it is. Okay. So whatever you thought of that you didn't like about yourself, I'd like you to keep that in the back of your mind. And we're going to visit it a little later in this meditation. So go ahead, get yourself comfortable. Close your eyes and will begin to relax. So what I would like you to do to start this meditation is to just take a deep breath all the way down to the tips of your toes. One more breath. And as you breathe, and as you unwind, and as you start to relax, I'd like to tell you something that happened to me not too long ago. What happened is that I saw in one of those most amazing things I've ever seen. And what I saw was a single raindrop that fell from the sky. And when it hit the ground, it exploded into countless smaller raindrops. And as more rain drops fall from the sky, they began to merge together. Forming miniature streams and regulates moving together. Not knowing where they're going, but just flowing to the dictates of gravity. And as they flow down, they joined other reveal it's turned into tiny streams. And these tiny streams washed around small little pebbles carrying silt and flowing downhill. And effortless flow. That was deeply relaxing. And as the string continued, moving its way down. If flowed into other stream, coming down from the hillside. Making a river that was strong and cascading with powerful waves. Growing higher and higher. As the rain continued to fall. And the force of the river move dirt and rocks and trees flowing in a powerful flat on its way to the sea. And it was amazing to hear boulders the size of cars bouncing along the bottom of this enormous cascading River formed by the streams. Turbulence and the drops that effortlessly fell from the sky. And as that enormous river continued on its journey, it came to the plains. Or this powerful and forceful river. Began to her lack and meander into the flat plant as it slowly and effortlessly flow to the sea. Without a care, without a concern. And we've gotta worry, gently floating to the sea. And when that river. Finally made it to this. See, all of the drops that come down from this guy merged together to form a massive body of water. At forums, two-thirds of the surface of the place we call Earth. That's fed by the rivers and the glaciers. The tremendous forces, the face of R. And as the ocean swells and moves and the tides move in and out, it's in unison with an endless dance with our Moon. As the tides move in. Nasa tied to move out. And effortless, calm and peaceful. That was the mode. And one of my favorite things to do is to go out and the mass of C in a protected bay and take my boat and let the anchor down in the middle of a comb summer night. And just calmly watched among very relaxed, very peaceful and very calm. Breathing without effort. Relaxed, peaceful. And column. Sitting on the Bay. Watching the mode. Calm. Peaceful, relaxed. As you continue to imagine yourself watching the moon over the bay. You can begin to feel like you're drifting, drifting down into a state of peace. Drifting down deeper and deeper and deeper. Drifting down, deeper and deeper. Drifting down, down, down, deeper and deeper. Down, down, down. So that you're deeply relaxed. You're perfectly at peace. And you're totally AIDs. Calm, peaceful, relaxed. Calm. Peaceful. Relaxed. Calm, peaceful, relaxed. And as you continue to relax, become more and more deeply IDs. I'd like you to recall those things we talked about earlier. And those things that you don't like about yourself. Whenever it is. All of your perceived flaws and imperfections, or perhaps things that you've done. And I want to to bundle those all up. And I'd like you to pull them into your heart and to love them and to see them for what they truly are. And those perceived flaws and imperfections are the direct expression of divine grace. They're an expression of u, which is an expression. Of your Creator. And in that moment, you become aware of a universal truth. You are perfect as you are. You are perfect as you are. And just resonate with that feeling in this moment of self-acceptance. And then I'd like you to imagine taking that feeling of being totally accepted by yourself. Drifting back in time to a time before you were born, before you had a body. And all you are is energy. With the awareness that you are perfect as you are. And you're about to enter this world. Conceived by your version of perfect parents. Whoever they may be, whoever you can imagine. It could be you or someone else. You imagine as perfect parents. And you are conceived and an act of absolute unconditional love. And as you enter your mother's womb, you can feel that your parents are anticipating your arrival with incredible joy. And as you grow and as the months go by, their joy is increased, as their anticipation is increased. Until finally, the data columns and the data arrives. When you are born into the arms of the most loving parents. And the parent you love most dearly. Hold you in their R and looks you into the eye. Let's complete adoration and complete love. And says, you are perfect as you are. You are perfect as you are. And in that moment of absolute unconditional. It sets the foundation for your entire life. A life built on the foundation of deep and profound self-acceptance. That you know, deep in your heart, that you are perfect. As you are. In that awareness, you can feel the feelings of self-acceptance. And you can feel that it carries a sensation or a vibration that you can feel throughout your whole body. Raising your vibration to the higher aspects of yourself. Bringing you in an alignment with your creator. You are perfect as you are. So take just a few moments in silence to feel that sensation to resonate with the energy of your own divine protection, your own divine perfection. And feel that sensation. You are perfect as you are. And just continuing to Bree and to relax the sink into that sensation of self-acceptance. And to realize that that vibration goes with you permanently from this day forward. Interwoven into the fabric of your being and raising your vibration into alignment with the higher aspects of yourself. Go ahead, take your time. Breathe and relax. And when you feel like the time is right, there's no hurry. Take your time. When you feel like you're done. You feel like you've had enough. You can slowly open your eyes and gently drift back in to the conscious. 9. Lecture - Forgiveness: Okay, Welcome to our next section. I hope you have now accepted yourself fully. And you're the fullest version of who you can be so welcome to our next section. What is the thing? One is about forgiveness. And so what we're gonna do be doing is raising our vibration through the experience of forgiveness. So kind of the subtitle for this one could be You cannot be happy if you cannot forgive. What is forgiveness? Forgiveness? Ah, let's see. A definition. Yes. So forgiveness is to cease feeling resentment against an offender. So that's okay, so that sounds great. Right? So So when I first started getting becoming aware forgiveness, I thought it was more like the priest in the Confessor. So you go to confession or something that priest for gives you tells you, say, 10 Hail Marys, or whether gives you a little blessing and you go on your way. So that's what I thought forgiveness was like, You know, I thought, I just say OK, I forgive so and so And Dada Dada and going my way and the problem with these that especially like in my first marriage, you know, it's like after that ended I thought, Okay, I have forgiven her. It's like, great. I'm moving on my life. The problem Waas I held harbored incredible resentment. And so I still harbored a grudge and anger for years. And then I realized, Hey, that is not forgiveness. I understand. Well, forgiveness is a relationship between two people. So when one person has harmed another or has been harmed by another, a new relationship exists and we've all done it. We've all hurt somebody, and we've all been hurt by somebody. So when that happens, when someone has been hurt or have been hurt by someone, there's an energy connection between you and that other person, and it's an emotional energy connection. Um, and so forgiveness happens is when that negative energy connection no longer exists. And so now that doesn't mean that we, um, except inappropriate behavior. So if someone is harmed you and done some real damage to you for giving them doesn't not mean they've been absolved from doing a wrong deed or from hurting you or other people. What forgiveness means is that negative energy connection, that negative emotional energy connection between you and that other person does not exist anymore. So let's go back to the example of when I got divorced. So I was angry and resentful for years. And it was until I really did some soul searching and some deep meditation where I was able to let go of those negative feelings. So So it took me quite a quite a long time to get there. How do you know if you forgiven someone? Good question. So, um, the best way to know if you forgiven someone or not is to just think about them. So if you think about someone who has hurt you or, um, you know, you've been hurt by or whatever, if you just think about them. If you feel resentment, anger or hurt as you think of that person than the forgiveness is not complete, it still is there. And so, um, so when the forgiveness is completed is when that energy connection no longer exists. And so when you can think of that person and all of sudden you feel neutral or you feel maybe in content or something with yourself, or but they're just no longer on your radar. So that's when forgiveness is complete, and hopefully with time, you can see that relationship that you had with that person as a learning experience, something that made you stronger or maybe even taught you about what forgiveness is, Um, And then as time goes by, hopefully you can experience that whole situation in the study of peace and compassion, not only for the other person, but more importantly for yourself. What are some of the results of forgiveness? Well, the results of forgiveness are many. And so that's why forgiveness is such a big deal, because it's, ah, it's Ah, it's incredible healing mechanism. So the first thing that's gonna do it's gonna heal unresolved emotions. So So any unresolved anger or resentment or heard they've had with another person when you forgive that person than those negative feelings no longer exist inside of you, those negative feelings can drive your decision making in your behavior. So when those air gone, you're free to make more than pretty to make choices that are more in alignment with who you are not affected by the past so much. Um, and as I mentioned in the previous section, and I think it was the last section were talked about repeating patterns of pain. And so if you go into forgiveness and let go of someone from the past, any repeating patterns of pain that are associated with that other person will also stop. It will be let go of, um, it also disconnects you from a negative relationship. And so those negative relationships that we hold with other people on an emotional level, they take energy. So each of us only has a finite amount of energy, and so we can tie up quite a bit of energy in those negative connections. And so when those negative connections no longer exist, our energy comes back to us. And so we have MAWR energy to place into something that's more positive. Also, if you've ever been in a situation where you forgiven someone and actually I feel like you really forget forgiven them and let go of them, what you're gonna feel is an enormous sense of emotional freedom. It's like forgiveness is freedom, and so when you let go of the past like that, all of a sudden you're free to be present in the moment. You know, it's like in some situations where I forgive him. Some people I felt greatly relieved to move on and to just kind of not be affected by the past. Um, And then the last thing that can happen with forgiveness is that if you forgive somebody that's done something to you and you've actually do it from your heart and you let go of them, it's a It's a tremendous sense of empowerment. And so what that does that make you in charge of your own life and increases your self esteem? That's great for everybody. Can the process of breaking the energy connection be painful? Um, that's a good question, I would say It depends on where you are in that situation. So I would say when the time is right that it won't be painful. So because pretty much the pain exists in the whatever happened, Teoh make you in a position where you have to forgive somebody in the first place. So that's where the pain is. Pain is in the past. If you let go of that, perhaps there could be pain associate ID from the past that goes with that. But that pain is in the past, and that's where you can let it go to. And so then you can begin on the journey of, um, being more healed and hold in the moment. So that's a very good question. Thank you. It was the most important person weakened. Forget the most important person can. We can forgive. I'll give you Guess ourselves. Exactly. So. So because, um if we can let go of any resentment or, um, anger or whatever way that we have against ourselves, that can be enormously freeing cycles. And the goes also goes back into the realm of self acceptance. And so when we could forgive ourselves completely, we can also accept ourselves as we are with our imperfections. And even with the mistakes we have made in our life. What will we be doing in this meditation? Uh, in this meditation, what will we be doing? So this is the one on forgiveness, right? So Oh, so what? We're gonna be doing so with self acceptance, we went into an experience where we reframed our perception of ourselves when we're young. So what we're gonna do is we're going to go into a deeply relaxed state on this one, and we're going to reframe our perception about the perpetrator of who we are forgiving, so I won't go into. I don't want to give the story away, you know? So it's pretty good. We're going to be seeing someone that has heard us or harvest in a different light. And what we're gonna do is what we see that we're gonna let them go. And then we're going to call our energy back to us, which will actually feel come back into our bodies when we let that person go, because they've been holding it for us, and they don't need it anymore. So this is a deep and profound one also. So let's go to the meditation and be deep and profound. Shall we? Thank you. 10. Meditation - Forgiveness: Hi and welcome to the meditation where we're going to be raising our vibration through the act of forgiveness. So before we start, what I would like you to do is to simply think about someone you need to forgive. Maybe someone who's harmed you in the past, or maybe yourself. So just take a moment to think about that person. And then we'll begin. So go ahead and get yourself in a comfortable position. Take a deep breath and we'll start to relax. And take just one more deep breath. As we begin to relax very deeply. And I've been doing meditation and healing work for a long time now. And one thing I've learned is that sometimes it can be very difficult to relax or to even learn how to relax more than you ever have before. And so as you continue to breathe and you continue to let go. With your eyes closed, you may begin to become aware of certain sensations, thoughts, or memories. And then I start to wonder, if you have ever had the memory of just sitting in a forest or near a lake, or a stream, or even the ocean. Because there can be something deeply relaxing, very comforting. And not just sitting there, doing nothing. Breathing and relaxing. And listening to the peaceful sound and the sounds in nature. Maybe you can hear the waves on the shore or the breeze through the tree. As you breathe. As you inhale and exhale out in a continuous flow. That seems to go on and on and on. Relaxing. And the sun. And feeling. The soothing sensation. As your mind effortlessly drifts with a quiet, almost invisibly silent and the endless echo in the background of your mind. I'm not sure that you've ever done it that way before. Relaxed in just a certain way. With that peaceful quietness and the background of your awareness. Relaxed in such a way. Then you listen to the endless quiet and the resonating sounds of the natural world. Perhaps it was a waterfall or a vision of the sunset, or just the silent place in the center of the woods with happy memories of DPs and deep contentment. Or maybe it was just a jury of a place, so safe place, so comfortable that it was easy to allow your mind to relax. For your body to relax. Everything to relax. And there are many things that I do not know. But one thing I do know is that everyone has a place. They can go. Silent, place, deep down inside where they can let go of all tears. All of their worries and their concerns. And they can wonder about the wonder of wonder itself as a deeply relax at the effort. Heaviness. As their arms and their legs become heavier and heavier as relax, it continues. Or maybe it was like sand. Happy sand. You could scoop up in your hands and just let it flow through in its own time. In its own way. As you continue to relax. Heavy, warm sand with nothing to do for our time except just to relax and to let go. And to be at peace. And listening to the waves of relaxation, to the breeze of effortless peace. While you were sitting there for getting to make any effort at all or even to try to be aware. Of when or where those feelings of relaxation began. And as you continue to breed, to relax and to unwind. If you can. I'd like you to imagine there's a path opening up before you. And you can begin to walk along this path. And as you continue to stroll along, you can see in the near distance that the path makes a turn. And you to not see around the corner. And as you approach the corner, you can hear someone coming in the opposite direction. And as you continue to walk on, you finally can see the other person nearby coming in the opposite direction. And this is the person that you need to forget. However, this person is only about three or four years old. They're innocent. They're young. They're vulnerable. And it's long before they did whatever it is that you need to forgive them for. And as you see them, they're young and innocent person. You realize certain things. You realize they were born in a certain way. They were born in an environment where they are conditioned by their surroundings. From the family, they were born into the culture. They were born into. The schools, the religions, the media, all those things went into shape and influence their behavior that later led them to do whatever it was that caused harm T. There are a product of their conditioning. And in some way, in some capacity. Anyway, what they did to you was not their fault. Now, that does not mean that we are condoning or absolving them of any wrongdoing. That's allowing us to do is to release a negative connection by changing our perception. So what I'd ask you to do now is to be aware of those feelings of pain or hurt that was brought on by interacting with this other person. And I want you to see them quite young. And I want you to allow those feelings of pain and hurt to just simply go back to that young person. So you're releasing the emotions, releasing the negative connection, sending the pain and the hurt, and whatever it is to sending it back to where it came from, sending it back this small, vulnerable and innocent child. And just allow those feelings to release for a few moments. Releasing the past, releasing the past, recent past. And as you continue to release until echo those feelings from the past. And want to, to see that young person to begin to dissolve or the fade away. Just simply walk away as they take that negative connection with them. And in a way, you start to feel free. Now as that young person dissolve their fades away with all that negative connections with them. I want you to call your own energy back that You have given to that person unintentionally. And just feel that your energy is coming back into your body. It's coming back into your energy field that you are coming back to you. And to just allow that process to happen for a few moments. So in that process of forgiveness, releasing the past, and creating a sense of freedom. By reuniting with our own energy. Forgiveness brings you into more alignment with you. And in that process of aligning with yourself more fully. By regaining your own energy and releasing the past. Rises. Your vibration. Forgiveness is freedom. And it's a freedom to be who you are here fullest capacity. So sink into that vibration and be with that for a few moments in silence. And when you feel like you're done, if you like, you can slowly open your eyes and gently drift back in to the conscious work. 11. Lecture - Gratitude: Okay, welcome to our next section. And I have hope. You've forgiven yourself and everyone else. You need to forgive your raising your vibration and we're on the path more fully to a spiritual awakening. What is the name of this section on this one? We're gonna talk about gratitude and how gratitude raises are vibration. So I have to be quite honest with you on this one. This was a difficult one for me. Teoh put a lecture together for because to me, gratitude is so basic and so simple. So I added some fluff on here, so I hope into it. What is Gratitude? Gratitude is the quality of being thankful. It's a readiness to show appreciation. That's the definition of it. So I think from all the virtues that we talk about, gratitude is probably the highest, pure vibration there is. It's just simple, and it's come straight from the heart. It's just simply being thankful for whomever or whatever you have experienced, be it yourself someone else, an event, the weather, whatever. And you can't fake it. So genuine gratitude comes straight from the heart, you know? So there's a lot of gratitude out there. These days. You know, says think positive, be grateful for everything. But genuine gratitude is a real miracle maker, and it comes straight from the heart without any pretense. So that's the pure vibration of it. So we all want to be gratitude, but you really can't fake. It's gotta be the real deal. And even I must admit, sometimes I try and be grateful when I don't feel great. Because, um, you describe gratitude as simple. Does that mean it's easy? No, it's not very difficult. In fact, in fact, gratitude, gratitude could be very difficult if you're depressed or if you're struggling financially or if you're struggling with your health or whatever. Gratitude can be a real challenge. And so and it's, Ah, it's, you know, you can train yourself to be more and more gracious, but in my greatest moments of gratitude that came without effort and without trying and quite honestly, without thinking about it and I've had I'll tell you a story in a little bit about a pure moment of gratitude that I had So, um, stay tuned. OK, so these are These are benefits that actually looked up on the Internet, so these were these have been, like, researched and saying, our research people who have positive attitudes or who are grateful on a regular basis some of the things that they experienced the 1st 1 is well being, so they tend to be more their. Their quality of life is higher because they tend to be more agreeable and open and engaged in living. And so all of that stuff creates a positive cycle that extends outward and brings it back to them. They tend to be less depressed, and they tend to be satisfied with their own lives. Also, people who are gracious or in a state of gratitude tend to have better relationships because they're more easily they could more easily forgive people. And we talked about forgiveness in our last section. They don't hold grudges, and so they're not is bound by the past negative relationships from the past, Um, and they tend to honor those who have helped them, and so what that does. It sounds kind of basic, but when you honor people that have helped you, it creates a positive relationship with those people and then in turn it makes you more willing to help someone who's coming up underneath you also, so it kind of creates this positive cycle of interaction. Also, people who have expo experience, gratitude on a regular basis have an approved level of their own psychology or better. Where do you know about that? They tend to feel good about themselves, or at least better about themselves and most people, and they have a greater tendency to experience positive emotions such as joy, pleasure and happiness. Um, and they also tend to participate fully in their lives. They tend to make their lives happen instead of waiting passively to let life happen to them. Um, and they also have higher levels of self esteem on the average, and they tend to be more outgoing, which makes them less lonely and less isolated. So those are a few things that people do experience that engage in gratitude on a regular bases. Do you have any experience with gratitude like I do? I'd like to share a story if you don't mind. So this was about 10 years ago, and so 10 years ago I had just gone through a divorce, and it was a divorce that I did not want to go through and so I had lots of emotions to process. And so one of the things I did, um, on a regular basis, as I would go to this river that I kayaked in and when I was feeling bad or depressed or, you know, have emotions that I could do not to deal with. I had walked down to this river, which is a pristine glacial river that came off, was in Mount Baker in northeastern north western Washington. And I put my feet in the Nutsack River and the frigid cold water would take the emotions from my body and they would just float downstream. It was amazing. He was incredible, and it worked every time. So I was. During this process of about two years, I was going to the river, not only the kayak, but also to stick my feet in the river to help you process and grieving emotions essentially. And then So then life goes on, you know, dotted. I moved away from Bellingham and I went back to visit, and it is the first year I went back to visit this little town called Glacier at the base of Mount Baker, which is where I went all the time. I went back to this trail that I went on all the time, you know, and And as I was visiting this trail that I walked on frequently, that helped me through these healing experiences. As I walked down the trailer that walk down the trail, I was overcome. I was overcome literally by these feelings of gratitude. So I was grateful for the trail. I was grateful to the trees that have helped me. I was grateful to the creek. I was grateful for everything. And it was It was a surreal moment, uh, that I couldn't really I couldn't explain. It was like it was a spiritual moments, like I was overcome with this feeling of gratitude. Um, And then as I was walking down this trail, I heard someone coming up in the other direction, and I have walked on this trail for 100 times that I've never seen anybody on the trail exits unmarked trail that only the locals know. And as I'm walking down the trail, um, this person coming the other way is a young woman. She's probably maybe 30 years old or so, and she was carrying this kid on her hip, you know, like three or four year old kid. And so as we walked by each other, we exchanged pleasantries. You know, like, Hey, I'm doing you done enough. And then, ah, I walked down to the creek and where the trail stopped. There was a big gravel bar before the river. And as I came to the end, the trial looked down at the gravel bar and there was this rock, and this rock was split open right down the middle. It was like an ostrich egg about that big. And, you know, I'm a challenges time banged on rocks and stuff. I've broken a lot of rocks, but this one was cracked right down the middle. I've never seen Iraq broken like that. And so I reached out. I picked it up and I opened the rock and on the rock were to mirror images of what, to me look like, uh, the Madonna with the child. Jesus, you know. So it's like the Madonna and I just realized in that moment that I had just had a visitation from the Madonna walking down the trail. And so, you know, I was like, I was like, just stunned, you know? And so I ran back up the trail to find this one because I wanted to say thank you to her just for just you should have been stupid, you know? But I wanted to because it's such a meaningful moment. And so, um So I went back up the trail to go to this little village, this little town that have, like, one street and I like several business in it and the way that where they were going, there was no car there, so there's no way they could just drive off. I ran up the trail. She was carrying a kid. There's no way they could have beat me to the trailhead. It just could. It's not physically possible. And so I run up the trail. They're not there on the trail anywhere. I look up and down the street there, not anywhere. I go into every business in town and they're not anywhere. It's like they disappeared. Yeah, so I was like, There's like and so that whole experience was born out of a feeling of gratitude that was very genuine. And on just a second, I'll show you the rock. Okay, just for all you viewers at home. So here's Here's the Rock. I don't if you see that. So there is the Madonna with child in the middle of Iraq that I found that was a direct result from feelings of gratitude. That's pretty cool. Self. So what would we be doing in the meditation? This meditation is going to be pretty basic. So what we're gonna do is we're going to go into a deeply relaxed state. And then, um, as I recall is I made the meditations already. We're just going to go into this experience of gratitude. So it's going to be a very high vibrational experience that we were going to run throughout your whole body. And so it will be based. I think I base it on experience that you have had in the past so you can go back and experience that pleasant sensation from joy or whatever, and then we're just gonna kind of amp it up through your energy field should be really great. So I see it the next meditation 12. Meditation - Gratitude: Hi. And welcome to the meditation on gratitude. I love gratitude because it is so simple that it's so easy on its probably the highest vibration virtue that we're gonna meditate on. So before we begin, what I would like you to do is to just think of a time in the past when you were very happy . Could have been Maybe somebody gave you a gift or you had a really great interaction with somebody or something happened to you that was unexpected and very surprising. And if you can't think of something off the top of your head, just pretend Just pretend like something happened is the greatest day of your life. So go ahead and focus on that for just a second. Okay, so we're gonna come back and visit that a little later in the meditation. So what I'd ask you to do now is just to begin to prepare yourself for a meditation, do yourself comfortable, close your eyes, take a deep breath and will continue to relax breathing in and as you exhale, let go of all your cares. Your worries, your concerns. Just let them drift away. Them slip away. I just don't quite some time ago, when I was first learning to meditate, I thought it could be so easy to meditate if you could just open the top of your head and poor something in to help you relax. And as the years rolled by and as I learned to meditate more and more, I realized that there waas something you could pour into the top of your head to help your last. It's not a drug, it's not medicine. It's not anything you could eat or drink. But it's something much more simple and what it iss his words. So just continue to breathe and to relax. And if you can imagine yourself being able to open top of your head as I begin to effortlessly and gently four words. So just breathe and relax as I pour relaxing words into your head. Peaceful, tranquil rest. Quiet solitude. Serenity. Composed at ease content. Effortless, painless, simple, uncomplicated, natural, relaxed, unwind, slow, unhurried, de stressed. Restaurant trouble undisturbed. Still silent, attentive, aware, Alert song. Easy fluid, harmony compatible. Peace And as you continue to breathe Aziz, you continue to relax as you continue to unlined. I'd like you to imagine as if you weighed nothing at all. In fact, you were lighter than air. Or you could float or levity above the surface there deeply relaxed, very so peaceful way nothing at all. And you're so relaxed they field almost as you're invisible, no longer bound by time or space or gravity that you were free from the limitations and constraints of the three dimensional world. Peaceful. Relax in cold and you are so unbound but the heaviness of the physical world. You can use your imagination to go anywhere you please. So what I would ask you to do at this point as you relax light just to drift back in time when you were very happy when something happened to you, that made you very pleased White over joy in the experience of living. Or perhaps it's just something that you can pretend or imagine. But whatever it iss, I would like you to be in that experience. Now I feel happy, joyful from whatever it ISS that is happening to you. And I would like you to enjoy that experience just a few moments. And as you continue to experience that moment of joy of happiness, I would like you to take one small step while still being in that experience. So you're in the experience of being happy. But you're also seeing it from a different vantage point looking down on it, perhaps, and as you see yourself in that happy moment, I want you to feel a sense of gratitude, drinking this to experience that moment. And as you remember that moment, or as you experience that happening with a heart of gravity, something happens. There's a shift are opening on the inside. Wear. This experience of genuine gratitude opens a new vibration that may be subtle at first, but it's something you can feel that's generated from your heart. Perhaps you feel a tingling sensation, our movement or feelings of love. But whatever it ISS, I want you to experience that event and to recognize that as gratitude and to feel the vibration of that experience and to let that feeling growing and expand and to penetrate every cell in your body. Gratitude, yeah, feel gratitude resonating in your body and feel how the experience of gratitude elevates you're resonating vibration as a human, it aligned you and connects you to something wonderful. That is beyond yourself. Gratitude for just allow yourself sinking to a deep state of peace for the next few moments in silence, while experiencing this amazing sensation of gratitude. Just continuing to relax, continuing to be a piece and allowing sensations of gratitude to become one with who you are to take with you into your future, resonating at a higher vibration, touch all you come in contact with. It's just enjoy the sensation that continue to breathe. There is no hurry. But when you feel like you're finished and when you feel like you've had enough, you can slowly open your eyes and gently drift back in. Great for no , - no . 13. Lecture - Chakras and The Kundalini: Okay, now we've gone through our virtues. We've meditated on each virtue, forgiveness, compassion, self acceptance and gratitude. And now we're ready to dive in a little deeper to the human spiritual experience. So welcome. Maybe this section is shockers in the kundalini. And so, um, what we're gonna talk about loom or is that the human energy field and how that relates to our own personal spirituality? What are shocked? Well, before I get it is talking about Schalk Brits. Let me talk about Planet Earth for just a sec. So plan Earth, the home that we live on, has an electromagnetic field that surrounds it. What happens that is that energy from the sun comes in and enters the earth through our poles, the North Pole and the South Pole. And so we can actually see that electromagnetic field in this part of the world in the wintertime. And you know what that's called? Okay, it's called the Aurora, but least in the north, it's called the Aurora borealis, or the Northern Lights. You can actually see the electromagnetic field of the Earth. And so people are similar because we have our own electromagnetic field, which is called on or a very good. And so that's and so are, or a wraps around our body like magnetic field, and you can actually photograph it with special photographic equipment. And so the shock raise our centers of spinning energy within our aura. So they're not. They're not especially physical that they're kind of electromagnetic energy. And so the shockers were first written about are the earliest writings of the shock. Oh, go back to the Vedic tradition, which predates any religion that exists today. So it's about 600 BC to 2000 BC So they've been known about for a long time, and these centers of of spinning energy receive, assimilate and transmit life force energy, and they each one of them reflects a certain aspect of human consciousness. And they're major players in a spiritual awakening case, the shockers air located in our on our spine. Essentially, and I'm gonna have I'll have a little map up here, and there's one in the summary section of of this section, so if you go to the summaries, you'll see a little map there that shows you where the the shockers are located. So is a little visual for you, but there are seven main shockers that we have. So there's one at the base of our spine, which is visualized with the color red, which is associated with our tribe, our grounding and basically our survival instincts on. Then, as we move up, there's one right below our naval, which is, um, it's visualized in orange and that deals with our sexuality and our creativity and things air surrounding abundance or lack of abundance. And as we move up the spine further, the third shocker is in our stomach. This are in our solar plexus. Um, the, uh, areas of consciousness that the third shocker deals with is power your willpower and issues around authority and strengthen your own personal power. And as we go up next is the heart chakra, which is visualized with, uh, pink and green. Either those two colors. And that's the That's the love Shaqra. It's also how we connect to other people and deals with things like harmony and ah, our connection to nature. And as we move up into our fifth shocker, which is in our throat in our shoulders, that's visualized with the color blue, and that has to deal with speaking our truth and communication. And as we continue to go up, there's one in our third eye. Right in the middle are forehead, which is visualized with the color indigo blue. And that has to do with vision or, like our psychic awareness or things like planning. And I'm Oh, so it's like when you're looking into the future and then our last shocker are the 7th 1 on top of our head is visualized with the color bright white or yellow or violet, and that has to do with our connection to our higher self or our spiritual connection with whatever we visual our weather we perceive as God or a higher power. So those were the seven shockers in a nutshell. So one thing that's interesting is that when you're shockers get out of balance, it can actually affect your physical body. And so, um, so you can actually sometimes feel it in your body. So, for instance, I was kind of browbeat as a kid, so I grew up being afraid of authority. And so when I got out into the working world into the corporate world, I was had bosses and I was always intimidated and afraid of my boss is not because of the boss, because it was something is an imbalance that I had inside him. Each boss was a different person, but I had the same reaction to them. And so I would get knots in my stomach. And, um, I just feel like I had, like, this gigantic vampire squid sucking my guts when I worked in a corporation. So eso my shocker. There was a little, maybe a lot of out of balance at that point. Exactly. Is it affecting my physical health? So those are some examples of how an imbalance in your shocker assistant can actually affect your physical body? How can you balance the shocker? Well, that's a very good question, because that's what we're going to do in the meditation in in regard to this section. So you can go into deep states of relax, ation relaxed. Um, and you can use the colors to visualize, um, and balance out your shockers. We can actually feel your shockers and let things go that are attached to those. And another thing that really helps to balance out your shockers is pure tone or sound. So when you go into a deeply relaxed state and listen to sound that is, that vibrates with the has the same resonating vibration as a particular shock ra. Then sometimes it can be quite effective tool for healing or releasing those imbalances within your shockers. That's called sound healing. I'm not gonna really get into it too much in this class, but it can be very almost like magic. Sometimes the way it works. It's quite interesting. So you mentioned earlier this funny word kundalini eso The kundalini also comes from the Vedic tradition. It comes from India. So what it is, it's the the stored potential energy that is held in your route. Shocker. So there's this energy force, um, held within your route shocker and during a spiritual awakening. Sometimes that can release, and it could be very powerful and very disorienting for some people. Um, and it can. It can bring on the onset of a spiritual waking Are, you know, lighting up your shockers. You can actually feel it moving through your body. And so when you have a kundalini experience, if it's the 1st 1 you've ever had, you can have them several times throughout your life. But there's a series of things that you can look for to happen when you have a kundalini experience. So, like when I had him, it's quite discerning. I didn't know what was going on, and it wasn't until later. But I actually, uh, knew that I had a quintillion experience because I could tick off all these things that happened. And so, um, So again, with this summary on this section, please check that out so you can see the list of things that happened. So So what would you be doing more in this? What we're going to do in this meditation is called a shocker cleaning exercise. And so we're gonna go into a deep state of relaxation, and we're gonna visit each chakra visualizing that color. And hopefully you'll be able to feel the chakra, um, as we go up your spine and then once we've activated all your shocker is, what we're gonna do is call it the kundalini through using pure tone or sound. So you may or may not feel it, move up your body, but hopefully you will. So that will be opening your energy field and preparing us for a spiritual awakening. So thanks once again and let's go to the meditation 14. Meditation - Chakras and Kundalini: Okay, welcome to the meditation that's going to align and clean our chakras out. And we're going to call up the kundalini and that will hopefully raise our vibrations and prepares for a spiritual awakening. So we're going to dive right into this meditation. And I'll say I asked you to do is to close your eyes and begin to relax. To go ahead and take a deep breath and exhale. And again, as you inhale and exhale, lucky to release. Any concerns and the heaviness. Any troubling thoughts or concerns? This Bree? And relax a couple more times. Breathe down all the way to your toes. Just allow your body to become so heavy it feels like it's not even there. So just continue to breathe and to relax. Let go. If you can. I'd like you to imagine yourself walking down a path. Easy. Relax. Almost as if you're floating down the path. It's relaxing as you go. Breathing without effort. Peaceful and relaxed. Calm and peaceful. And in the distance. There is a place you've been wanting to go for quite some time. It's a place where you can go to feel comfortable and relaxed and very safe. And it's a place where you can go to connect with higher parts of yourself. To expand beyond the physical day-to-day world. To reach for the miraculous. While centered in your being. Just continue down this path. Or this path leads meditation chamber suited just for you. And as you enter, you can see that this place has been divinely prepared. A beautiful view. And it's very comfortable with the meditation chair and pillows. Was the Roman. It's beautiful. It's very quiet, very peaceful place where you can relax and settle in to the very depth of your B, the very center of who you are. To embark on this meditation of growth, elevated awareness, raising your growing vibration, to connect in with the source of all that is. So make yourself comfortable in a seated position. Here as light as air. Relaxed. Get fully aware and fully in tuned. As we begin our meditation. What I would ask you to do is to gently place your focus and your awareness on the base of your spine. In your root chakra. And imagine or visualize the color red. In the center of your security. Your tribe, of your family, where you are grounded. And if anything comes up that is related, that part of your being, perhaps from your pass, somehow to come up and to be released. So field the resonating vibration. If you have root shock right. Now, take a deep breath. And as you exhale, I would like your awareness to move up your spine. The tier second chakra. Just below your naval. And visualize the color chlorine. This is the center where your creativity, your sexuality, and for your abundance. And if anything comes up related to this area of your consciousness, just allow it to come up and to be released. Continuing to visualize. And the color orange. Just below. Oh, breathing. And becoming very aware of that vibration may vibrate. It may move. It'll be subtle, or it may be very obvious. Creep into your second shot group. Now as you continue to breathe. And as you exhale. And we'd like your awareness to move up into your third chakra in the era of your stomach and your solar plexus. And to visualize the color yellow and all of the yellow light. This is the home of your will, your power of authority. And if anything comes up. In relation to that area of consciousness. Just allow it to come up and allow it to release. Visualizing. The Ela Bhatt. Here's their chocolate. I am once again. And as you exhale, move your awareness up into your heart, into your fourth Chaka. Colors. Green and pink. This is the area of love, connectedness, beauty, harmony. And if anything comes up and tempos areas of consciousness. Just let it come on and let it be released. Visualizing and becoming aware of the fourth chakra of pink and green. Vibration. So breathe in once again. And as you exhale, allow your awareness fall in your fifth chakra. And there's throughout your shoulders. He says the color blue. And this is the area of communication, speaking. And if anything comes up in regard to those areas of consciousness, allow it to come up and allow it to be remixed. Christine and our attention on the fifth shocker. Blue energy of three. Now breathe once again. And as you move your awareness up between your eyes and your forehead. Your third eye. Visualizing a ball of indigo blue or gemstone blue area. Psychic awareness, planning, seeing a hat. And if anything comes up in regard to these areas of consciousness, just allow it to do so. In Linux. Visualizing above indigo blue in the third eye. Creating in once again. And as you breathe out, allow your awareness to shift to the top of your head. This is your crown chakra. Where seventh chakra. This is the area that connects you to your divinity. Here, higher self, to your version of God. All that is into the life force itself. And here we have the colors of brilliant white light, golden light, or violet by focusing our attention on the top of your head. If anything comes up in regard to these areas of consciousness. To come up and let it go. Visualizing divine light and the top of the hat. Now as you continue to breathe, I'd like you to become aware of all of your chakras. All of the resonating balls of energy of light. And the base of your spine, the top of your head. From red to orange, yellow and green and pink, blue, indigo blue into brilliant white light via our golden light. And allow all those balls of energy to begin to connect. So that you can feel a continuous stream energy from the base of your spine. And just continue to bring energy. And we're going to focus on the red light energy stored debate. And then through sound. We're going to call this energy up to our other chakras to connect our higher cell. And as you hear these sounds and want you to not only listen to the sound, but the field of sound resonating in your body, as it calls the kundalini up through your spine. So just relax and listen to the sound. So just continue to breathe. Gently focus. Allow yourself to absorb that experience for me. To realize this experience may go with you after this meditation. For the hours ahead, maybe for the days to come. And you can revisit this experienced by listening to this meditation. As this prepares you for spiritual awakening. Just go ahead and breathe and relax. Taking it all in as deeply as you can. Realize there is no hurry. Take your time. But when you feel like the time is right. And when you feel like you're ready, can release this meditation. Open your eyes. Slowly drift back in to the conscious world. 15. Lecture - Spiritual Awakening: Okay, welcome back. And I hope you enjoyed the meditation. Uh, cleaning off your shocker there, cleaning out the shockers and having a kundalini experience. We're calling the kundalini up. So let's keep moving, Ally, and get right into what this whole section are this whole courses about? That's a spiritual awakening. So what's the name of this thing? This one is called simply spiritual wakening. So this is why we're here. And so, during a spiritual awakening, this is where meditation goes beyond healing, and it goes beyond relaxation or de stressing. And this is when it gets really wild. This is when spirituality can get really crazy, can get funded, can get exciting, get unexpected. And so this is where you want to hang on to your seat. And to me, this is what I love about meditation. This is where it really comes alive. Gets interactive in your personal life in spiritual wakening. B. Todd. Well, unfortunately, no. So because spiritually awakening is essentially an experience I think I mentioned earlier. Um and it's an event. It's something that more or less happens to you. So also we can do is prepare for its. That's what we've been doing throughout this whole courses that we're trying to raise our vibration to invoke that experience. Also, one thing I forgot to mention earlier in the classes that, you know, we talked about the things that can help create our help, set the tone for spiritually wakening, and we talked about virtues such as compassion, forgiveness and also meditation. But one of the main things which I forgot to mention, is that one of the main things that can help create a spiritual awakening is desire. So if you want it to happen, it will. It'll happen in its own way and its own time, maybe when you're not expecting it. But there's a higher intelligence. There's a God or whatever you want to call it that listens to us and loves us and wants us to be involved with whatever it is right. So if we want to connect with that, it's gonna happen. So what we want to do in this course is step back and be able to hand it over to that higher intelligence, and we've done our part. Now we have we've engaged in preparing ourselves, so now it's time to let go and see if the big energy shows up. Well, one thing in the cow can happen is a kundalini experience that can be the onset of a spiritually beginning. But you can also be awakened to mystical experiences. And so I'm not going to go into talking about those too much because you can really get focused on those. You know, people can think that that's what spirituality is all about, but all these mystical experiences and stuff, but it's really not. So you can you can actually really get sidetracked with that stuff. And so again, in this in the, uh, in the summaries of this section, there's a whole list of stuff I put in there that can happen during a spiritual wakening. So please check that out. What is so the purpose of a spiritual awakening is about making your life better, So it's about improving the quality of life and bringing you to the highest version of who you're meant to be. So these mystical experiences in these surreal things that can happen could be great trigger points. But they're not the meaning of of spirituality. Spirituality is to bring you into your highest version of what you're meant to be. And so it's It's really just about, um, living a normal quality life, you know? Have you ever had a spiritual week? Yes. And since you can't teach experience a spirit about spiritually, you can't really teach people. How have them the best way to get people prepared for them. Besides doing exercises we've done is to tell stories. So I have been through to, um, spiritually awakenings in my life. Once was in my thirties and once was about 10 years ago when I turned 50. And so I think, Would you like to hear the story of that? OK, so I was working in the hospital as a clinical hypnotherapist, and I was working with cancer patients doing meditation and healing work. And as I was doing that work in there, I realized I've read about spiritually awakenings. I'm connecting to a higher power and all that kind of stuff, and I knew that I didn't have that. I never had that experience, and I knew that in my healing work at the hospital there was a whole another level that I just couldn't get to, so I really wanted it to happen. So I had no criteria. Number one. I had the desire, and at that time I was married and my wife came home one day said she discovered this meditation through this organization in India called Oneness University. And they said, by laying on hands through this, this organization, um, naked, create a biochemical shift in your brain and awaken you to, uh, experiencing spiritual energy. Your daughter is defined, whatever the comet and what you told me that you know the first thing that's like, Wow, it sounds like a really cult that's like a major cult Get crazy. And so, um So I went to a couple of the meditation. She was going to have my hands put on me and stuff, and I didn't feel a thing. I just thought, you know, whatever. But I did read the books and I saw their videos and stuff, and I thought, you know, these people are really committed to a very positive vision of the future where everyone else was seeing like sky falling. These guys were very committed, Teoh. Positive vision of the future. They also were huge oneness. University was huge. It had a temple and three separate campuses in southeastern India. Over a 1,000,000 Indian nationals had been through their programs and people were going to the programs from all over the world. You read the testimonials and see the videos and you realized, Hey, these like normal people we were having these major experiences. I thought, Well, you know, it's only a week, you know. I'll go check it out. I'll go. I'll go give it a go. So, um so I was working as a geologist also at that time, So I was working on far away in Canada, But I had a couple weeks break in my schedule, and so it just kind of synchronous tickly worked out that I could go and I went to this. They had a satellite campus in Fiji and so I was able to go to Fiji, not all the way to India. And so on my way there, If you ever go to retreat or something like that, what will happen in your growth processes that that your process will begin before you get there? So I was on my way to Fiji as on airplane I flew to l A X were had to change planes and I wasn't really sure I wanted to go, you know? You know, I could go or not. Go is kind of really ambivalent. Electrifies into it. I spent a lot of money to go. And so what happens is that I had one day extra to get to Fiji. So I had a spare day when I got there. I could do some touristy things I get to l. A X and I've been working internationally in Canada and Europe. They had a passport and get up to the ticket agency. Um, or the ticket taker, given my passport. And they rejected my passport. I could not. They wouldn't let me on the plane. I said, How can you know? I've been using this passport all over the place. How can you not let me go? You're not even an immigration official Said sorry. Airline policy. You have to get a new one. So if you if you really want to go, you can get an emergency passport down in Brentwood. And so I had an extra day and so I had to make a decision. Do I really want to go or not? Because to go to this um, retreat was gonna now take extra effort and extra money. I really wanted to go out to really put out the effort to get there, and so that was a major decision because it was like the diviner God or somebody was setting up care. You coming or are you not? You know, Are you gonna be when this thing or not? So I decided to go. So I went and got emergency passport and that decision set up, uh, one of the most significant changes in my life that ever happened. So that began the whole treadmill of this week. Those to come. And so what happens? Is that okay? I get the feed you get to this event, all the people are gathered and I'm sitting in the back and the first day, and this guy gets up and he goes up there and he makes ah, welcome announcement, you know? And I think there's a video of him to and I was expecting to see these guys from India. So because all the thesis this organization was from India and this white guy gets up and starts talking, I'm going Hey, what's up with this? You know, it's like kind of, you know, but we'll crimping my bubble, you know, because I wanted to go to India, See the guys in India, you know? And so I lean over this guy, go like who is this guy? And he looks over to me and he goes as Tony Robbins and I go, Well, who's he? You know. So if you have you ever heard of Tony Robbins? He's like this, uh, self help guru of exponential proportions. He's known all over the world is really famous. And so I didn't know that when we're doing this retreat that it was at the facility that Tony Robbins owned. And so there was a period of about a year and 1/2 where Tony Robbins and Oneness University Cross past. And so it was like two major world playing forces that cross paths in this one retreat center for the period of time that I was there. And so So then we go through all these meditations and stuff, and I won't go into all of but each meditation I would do it had, like, these major mystical experiences that we're rewiring my whole body and and, um The reason I brought up Tony Robbins is because he was the one that was coming in. My visions of is this weird is weird. I didn't really particularly, you know, care for the guy. That much was okay, but But he was like, this really powerful energy force. And I could see him in these visions and he would like, come into my body and explode. And so that happened, like, maybe four different times through the course of this week. And so when I got done with the retreat, I kind of hung out in Ah, Fiji for a few days, and I was just like I wasted. And I was like, just energetically wrung out like, I just been through boot camp or something. And so what happened is that when I got home, everything kind of stayed the same. There weren't any major changes there. Anything and just life kind of went on as usual. But I noticed that I could feel my lower three shockers like they had been blown open. And, um, I could feel the energy moving through him all the time. It never stopped. In fact, it had never it's never stopped since, And so I didn't really know what to do with that feeling or anything. And so I just kind of let it be and went about my life, went back to work and cut it up. But I always any time I stopped, I could feel it is really interesting. And so I thought, Well, you know, there's another one coming up in March and so I went to. This time I went all the way to India back Toe Oneness University and went through another week, long course, and during that, that course that I went through, Um, I was there for a week, and I really thought I wasted my money and my time to go there because nothing was happening or Mr Experiences. I just can't like getting top from people that I knew more than you know. It's like so I was kind of disappointed. And then on the last day of the retreat, this guy comes in to give the last presentation, and his name is a non to Geary, and he was like the leading teacher for the whole university he had been giving. We'd seen him give all these courses through video that we've never seen him in person, So he shows up in person. I was like, Wow, you know, like the big Mantiri these little guys like 55 nobody's like is really like I've never met anyone like this is very tuned in and pure spiritual, wonderful person, you know? And so what he would do when he would talk, he would stop in, his eyes would glaze over and he would stare into space. That's how he always talked in public. And, uh, you could tell that he was tuned into something that everyone else wanted to be tuned into . And so, as he was giving this two or three hour presentation, I was sitting like in the back somewhere kind of halfway over, and he would stop and he would glaze his eyes, glaze over, he would stare and he would stare in my direction. He did that like, for two hours. He was like, just stare over where I waas, you know, I just thought he was staring in space, but I could feel this energy going into my through my eyes and through my whole body is like one of the weirdest things I ever felt. So it's like I felt like I was like getting electrified for, like, two hours straight. And so Okay, so great. Whatever. And so when I get home when I got back home, I could feel all my other shockers were open, and so and that's so I had gone through this like, big internal rewiring. And then everything in my life changed. I went through a very unexpected divorce. Um, you know, I ended up moving out of my home, is working. I lived in a basement apartment, just trying to figure out what happened, and yet, So it seems like my whole life collapsed. Yet all this energy was running through my body and so I could feel it coming through my hands and everything. And then when I went back to the hospital, tow work with cancer patients is like, there's, like, miraculous healings and stuff happening. It was like, incredible. And so So that was a major spiritually awakening. It changed everything in my life and, um, enhance my creativity enhanced my ability as a healer. And so it was pretty dramatic. And I've had, like, that was a 2nd 1 I've had, So I just thought I would share that because, um, it's really hard to teach what one issue just kind of have to go through it. And then, um, you know, learn from other people's stories. And so that's kind of my story. And hopefully everyone will have their own story, you know, hopefully have yours in the in the course of this class to. So hopefully this will be a spiritual wakening for you that will improve the quality of your life and wake you up to energies that are far beyond yourself. So So let's go to the meditation for a spiritual awakening. 16. Meditation - Spiritual Awakening: Hello and welcome to the moment we've all been waiting for the final meditation, spiritual awakening. So go ahead and take a deep breath and begin the process of relaxing. As you breathe in. Just allow your body to become very heavy, very peaceful, and very relaxed. And as you begin the process of relaxing, I'd like you to become aware. And I would like you to invite in this life force, energy, this higher level of intelligence, the divine, whenever you want to call it. And to actually be aware of that presence. So you can actually feel it in the room. So you can feel it in your body. And you can feel it as it starts to slow down your thoughts. And as we become aware of that presence inside of us and outside of us, I would like to ask for help, to help us open our channels. Spirituality, to be able to experience that presence more fully in a way that's life-enhancing and brings us to the highest version of who we are meant to be. And we ask this with the understanding, with the awareness, with the knowledge, self-confidence, that what we're asking is already in the process of happening. So just breathe and relax, unwind, and let go. And as we continue to develop a deep state of peace, I wonder if you have ever thought. Planet Kharif. And I wonder if you ever realized that the Earth had its own electromagnetic energy field caused by the rays of the sun. And the energy, and the light that comes from the sun pours into this planet. Coming in from the North Pole and the South Pole. And sometimes where I live. In the winter. You can see this incredible energy field. And we call it the northern lights. It's beautiful. It's colorful as a dances in the starlit sky. And when I see the northern lights, it reminds me that people are much like planet Earth. We have our own electromagnetic field called our aura. And it's where energy radiates into our body. And so as we continue to relax and as we continue to be at peace, I would like to be aware of that energy coming in to our bodies through the top of our head. So you can actually feel it or imagine it. Some people can even see it and just allow it to move down to the top of your head. This incredible energy. Maybe you see colors. And to feel at moving into our brain so that our brain becomes energized. Perhaps you feel tingling or movement as it moves down our spine. As it moves through our chakras. Now that we've learned about, and I've energized and clean. And we can feel it moving all the way down and lighting up our energy field like a Christmas tree. And we can feel this motion or this movement or this tingling or this piece, whatever it is you feel. Moving through our whole body, continuing out from our spine into cell of our body. So we can feel it in our head and our face, and our eyes, our ears. And it has a very lively energy to it. A wonderful presence. As it continues to move into radiate down to our neck and our shoulders, into our arms, down to the tip of each finger so that our body is becoming and terrified and energetic. Feels really good. Almost exciting. And you can feel this energy dancing throughout your body as you become more and more deeply relaxed. And you can feel it inside your upper body. And your heart. May feel your heart opening out into your lungs and your breath. Even in the bones of your body like your in all of your other internal organs, which are energized and very relaxed. And you can feel it moving this living energy through your body down into the lower half of your body so that your legs are very alive but very relaxed. And you can feel this energetic presence, moving in tingling. As you become more and more deeply relax. More and more deeply relaxed. So that finally, the energy goes down into your toes slow. Your entire body is encapsulated in this incredible electromagnetic presence. That is you. And a tightened and it's energized. And it feels very nice, very alive. And very real actually. It's as if you are at a very heightened yeah. Relaxed state of awareness. Now as you continue to breathe. And to relax. I would like to visit the vibrations of our previous meditations for just a moment. To help align us, to help us align, and to align our energies with a higher precedence. For just a moment, I'd like to reflect on the sensation of compassion. Where we looked in the mirror and saw someone else. And the awareness of their pain and suffering created a bond of unity between us and the entire human race. And then there was self-acceptance. When we came to the awareness and the experience that we are perfect as we are. And as we moved along, we went into forgiveness and felt the freedom of disconnecting from negative relationships in our and Jay back to ourselves. And then there's gratitude. The simple thankfulness for the joy of living. And then and introduced to our chakras to the colorful balls of light that represent areas of consciousness within our own energy field. Living and dynamic energy with inside of us. As we released the kundalini or the store potential energy in the base. And a spine to prepare us for an awakening. So take just a moment and I want you to reflect on almost virtues and the sensations of those energies. Before we move on. So just take a moment in silence and to tune in and to feel those parts of yourself. And as you continue to be aware, and as you continue to relax. I'd like you to imagine someone or something in front of you that is a representation or representative for the presence of God or the divine, your higher self. Or some you may see a religious figure like Jesus or Buddha. Or I didn't do God. For others. It may be an arcane and so our gardening tool. But for others it may be a friend or a relative that's crossed over to the other side. It could be an animal totem or it could be a sacred object. But whatever it is or whoever it is, I'd like to. Or better yet, if you can actually feel that that presence is actually there with you. If it's a person or an EIN tool, I want you to be aware that they're going to lay their hands on your head. Or if it's an animal or an object, let them do the same in their own way. And as they lay their hands on your head, which is going to allow them to transmit energy from a higher intelligence. Plus you need to do is to be open, to be aware, to be willing and to be relaxed. And just feel that sensation of those hands on your head. And we'll just allow this transmission To begin. We're just going to rewire your energy field in your brain and maybe in other parts of your body so that you can become open to experiencing this presence. So just relax for a few moments and take it in, in silence. Just continue to breathe and to allow the process to continue. And to realize that the opening and the connection has occurred. And to come back and visit frequently, daily. And as you continue to experience this presence in this energy, it will grow. And the relationship will become dynamic. Life-enhancing. In every aspect of your life. Take it in deeply, breathe and relax, and enjoy this experience for as long as you'd like. And ask this presence for help regularly. And to realize that you are deeply loved and you are not alone. So breathe once again. And when you feel like you're ready, and when you feel like you're done, you can slowly open your eyes and gently drift back in to the current. Just weren't. 17. The Verification Sheet: Hello and welcome to the lecture on the verification sheet. The work we're doing in this course can have a very powerful and positive effect on your subconscious mind. There's a cause and effect component to it. If your intention is to heal or create something, and then you put some effort into it. Chances are results will occur. The same is true with meditation exercises. Furthermore, as you work along with the contemplations and meditation's, you may notice that certain aspects of your life to improve over and above what we actually worked on. These are referred to as side benefits and they're very common in this type of work. For example, as you work along on specific areas, you may also notice an increase in your creativity, a boost in your health perhaps, or a windfall in your finances, or possibly improvement in your relationships. So in order to increase your overall level of alertness, I've created the verification sheet. It's attached as a resource file. Download it and pull it out once a week while you're using the meditations and see if you can check up any of the boxes. If you can. It's a clear indication that what we're doing is actually working. So have some fun with checking your progress and please enjoy using the verification sheet. 18. Bonus: Hello and congratulations on finishing the course. I hope you've got more out of the class than you anticipated. If you enjoyed this course, then don't forget, this is a two-part series. So I hope to see you in part 2 in case you didn't notice, there are some fabulous music in this course. In most of my meditations, I used music by Richard Taylor from his album fathoms. In the contemplations, I use free clips from Ben and in a few spots are used yoga meditation by Eric Bartle. If you're interested in more personalized healing and awakening, then I'm available for private sessions to take you deeper into the mysteries of spirit. I also have an assortment of soul inspiring books in non-fiction, award-winning fiction and children's books. And of course, all of this can be found on my website at Joseph As you continue along your path of growth and fulfillment. Please remember, I am here for your questions and comments on the topics of hypnotherapy, meditation, healing, and spirituality. Please don't hesitate to contact me at anytime. And of course, if you enjoyed this class, a positive review would be endlessly appreciated because they are would keep my courses alive. And don't forget, I have numerous other courses on a variety of topics in this platform. If this one was a benefit to you, then I may have more you'd be interested in. So please check those out. So thanks once again for enrolling. I'm honored to have you as a student and I hope to see you in another class very soon.