Friday, April 24, 2015

The Path





 

YES.



If you want to live in the light and grace, then its all about Yes.  But saying yes to the internal movements of you!  Which means much less yes to the external movements of the world....

Otherwise you are resisting yourself. That is a huge barrier, a big armoring blocking out your light. Blocking your awareness. Blocking your right action. Blocking your true freedom.

But after so many years of self repression, what is it to hear those internal movements? what is it to speak and stand in them?  What is it to actually heal the deep wounds that are there?

Primarily its awareness, noticing you. Its a willingness to hear your own heart.

Secondarily its using that awareness to heal your wounding. Understanding that none of us are without those wounds. Those wounds are barriers to the light, they are the armoring that blocks out your truth.

Thirdly its learning to speak the words that express you... We have to learn how to speak, how to speak so that our words reflect our heart.  We can't underestimate the value and importance of this.

Finally its actually talking a stand. Integrity. Standing in the position that expresses your right action.

That is the pathway towards living the awareness, living the being of light that you are. Embodying the truth that we all are.

There is no magic bliss moment that suddenly in a flash of brightness this process magically aligns, and you are fully embodied in truth, and magically all your wounding has healed. No magic that  suddenly all the communication you need springs forth, and you utter words of truth and only truth. And also suddenly, magically, you stand in right action.  That crazy illusion that gets held up as "ENLIGHTENMENT", sadly is not at all what happens, ever....not to the Buddha, not to Adayashanti, not to Jesus, not to Byron Katie, or Eckhart...nope, it doesn't work like that.

We can suddenly in a moment glimpse or even become this silence of our true self, and the veils drop. Or a moment can arrive and it seems for a short "honeymoon" period to be simple. But it will end and this pathway will need to be walked.  After enlightenment we still need to heal. And you don't need to have this glimpse or great dissolve, or honeymoon of bliss, because eventually walking this pathway, all the veils drop anyway.

The bliss, the light, the taste of God, is right here, in your heart now. You just need to hear it, heal the armoring that blocks it, communicate it, stand in it, and be it.

There is nowhere to go, there is only an undoing....so your authentic light and freedom, the bliss of your true nature can emerge.

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Easter Without The Religion


5 way to celebrate a meaningful Easter without religion.

Usually Easter is considered a religious holiday, but most folks get time off and plan activities with friends and family regardless of whether or not they are religious. And there is no reason to sit around and watch the kids look for chocolate eggs while you squirm because your not really sure what you are actually celebrating- other then chocolate of course, which is kind of worth the celebration.

Easter is a celebration of Jesus and his hard times at the end, sure, but its also a traditional celebration of new life and new beginnings. It coincides with Spring Equinox, and there are some really great ways to honor this time of year without lamenting Mary or Jesus's misfortunes.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015




The real truth about freedom!
And why you might like to spend a weekend with me....

 





The bulk of my practice is working one on one with folks, because I love to find where the pain is sourcing in you and help you root it out. I don't love the "Satsang" format because those 5 or 10 minute questions and answers don't get deep enough for me. I hate it when you can't walk away with your hands right around a tangible solution, or insight. 

And at its heart, intimacy is what is required to live a life of fulfillment and joy. Authenticity is how you get there.  And this is really, really, really hard to do. It means having the awareness to find the right action for yourself in each moment, then finding the courage to express your truth in a compassionate way. We often have to do this up against the tide of others folks "busy-iness" or "overwhelmed" or your projections of what is expected of you, or projections of what others expect of you.

To stand up for your voice, your right action, finding what I call your "delicious yes", either by expressing it, or just being/doing it, and then to butt up against that huge wave internally of "I'm not good enough, my voice doesn't matter, no one loves me", and other painful core patters, is really freaking hard.

But that is the practice, that is why you invest a lot of your time, money, frustration, sweat and tears.  And if you have had good discernment about your practice and your teachers, you have seen some results. The changes, the breakthroughs, the massive Ahhhs! The tears of gratitude, and hopefully, the freedom. Little cracks in your habitual patterns that start to shine freedom through out your world. And those cracks get bigger and bigger, and the freedom and ease is tangible.

If you haven't had some of that cracking happening for you, well its worth knowing that it's available, it's your birthright, your true nature is one of deep peace and ease. And you don't need enlightenment to access what you are. You need awareness and tools for how to unwind the pain - devotion, good tools, and good maps.

That is why I do the weekend mastery. So you can have results, so we can connect personally, so we have a condensed period of time together, so you can watch how your patterns move, so you can sort out the freedom from the pain. So we can chart a personal map that fits you.  So, you can support your stillness, so you can find the clarity you will need.  So you can drop your obligations and busy plans, and find ease, rest and be nourished in the beauty and comfort of a sacred space. So you can be encouraged constantly to drop into your authenticity and to follow it for a condensed period of time.

 Straightup, that is what its all about, that is some of the reasons you want to consider spending a weekend with me.

 
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Monday, December 29, 2014

The Light Returns.


The light returns and new year begins....

There is a spaciousness that presupposes all form. We all know this from Grade 6 science. You don't need to be Awake to know that the table in front of you is made up of atoms. Atoms, which if broken down contain an electron that spins around the nucleus at such velocity that there is huge space between it and the proton. And science tells us the space inside of all form from these moving electrons is greater than the space of our galaxies. There is more space in our universe than form. Grade 6 science text.
 
Those of us that have woken up can tell you the properties of this space documented through the ages and never argued regardless of the personalities...Jesus, Buddha, Confucius. It’s called the Tao, the Self, the Christ, the big I, Oneness, Presence, and many other names.  It is a deep primordial peace, profound well being, vast limitless potential of bliss in this one and only moment.
 
So, that wall, that appears as a solid structure in front of you is an illusion.  A beautiful illusion, part of the matrix of many, many illusions that include walls, and the illusion that you are a separate seeming human, and  more layers of psychological stories. Beautiful, profound, glorious illusions. Wonderful, and essential aspects of moving space.
 
Fear is part of those illusions, woven deep in the matrix of forms. And fear is a profoundly seductive and clever storyteller, spinning stories and images all day long. Yap... Yap... Yap...Yapping all over, all day long.

Fear uses the illusion of time, past and future, to speak of beginnings and endings  You are welcome to be entranced with these story's, BUT you are also welcome to see through this illusion and rest in the deep primordial peace that is, in reality, all that is. This profound well being is your birthright, and is in fact, an inevitable movement. Profound wholeness is here, and is the only true reality here. There is only one moment of profound bliss in reality. And reality eventually always trumps illusion.

The focus of most of my teachings is in helping you to unhook those deep entrancing stories. I know and understand very well, that this is not "effortless" nor without challenge and pain. That changing horses can be extraordinarily uncomfortable and hard and painful, and tricky. And that is my unique offering, assistance through the very challenging and muddy ground, carving the pathway for you anyway, because, and regardless, your birth right  is deep profound wholeness. My mission is to help illustrate that you can, will, and are able, to get there.
 
And so, you can play with this fear by lingering on the scary stories and images, transfixed by the certainty of it, spreading the word of it. Or you can see the root illusion, see that fear is behind it, and instead, change horses.

Either way, for now and ever, this one moment of primordial peace will remain undisturbed. Regardless of the illusion of a year ending and new one beginning.

I wish you a beautiful New Year illusion and invite you to come and join us this year in any or all the offerings we cook up at MGC headquarters.
Much Love,
Kiran

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A Time to Dream

Dreaming....


A quieter time arrives for the northern hemisphere. Its deep fall; a time of dying, of unwinding, of slowing down, or change. There is suddenly much less light and the temperatures drop. And this causes some emotional upheaval... 




Its very natural to be feeling a bit emotionally fragile, a bit sad or depressed. The secret is to allow for some down time, without indulging the sadness or depression. A friend once told me the secret to the rain, that people from rain forests all know, and is why they just love the rain, is that you need to be introspective without being melancholy. And that is really the secret to the Fall season; allow some slow, mellow days for introspection, without becoming melancholy. Become cozy and dreamy, not obsessive and sad. Play folk music, not the blues. The secret is to remember that the empty feelings that naturally come around with the cold and dark are not scary nor signify the end or dying, but are the perfect conditions for something new to begin.

Creation needs stillness, quiet or empty conditions for inspiration. True inspiration, not the mental obsessing or planning kind, but the spontaneous dreaming that surprises and delights us needs spaciousness. All artists know this, late at night when the world is dark and quiet they are in their studios, dancing, painting, sculpting, recording, writing. The unknown road before you is not a dying or stuck, empty, fearful place. It's an essential quieting, so something beautiful and new can come about.

So the secret is to take this time to meditate on what you would like that creation to be. Taking extra time to hangout and day dream, carving some down time to let yourself be surprised by what inspires you. Be willing to give yourself lots of room for creating....instead of playing tapes of fear, and hopelessness...instead of becoming so busy you can't feel the darkness and emptiness. I like to imagine the trees dream of new buds and flowers, new branches and fruit, even as the leaves change color and drop, as the energy is spent and its time for rest and renewal is here.


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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Irritation



This layer of resistance is a nasty bugger. Its game is to activate a high level of discomfort in you. It can feel like pins and needles inside of you, like you can't stand to be in your own skin. Or like your skin is itchy, or your head is going to explode, or your heart. Or suddenly you're so cold, or so hot, or that you're burning up. Or it feels like the noise outside is so loud! The kids are driving you nuts! Your partner is driving you batty! It feels like you can't take it, or it's too much. It feels like anything at all would be better than this irritation.

It's a good one...very strategic at hooking you, a very captivating layer of resistance. If aggressive mind and invisible cloak don't hook you, this one just might. Irritation is an intense version that plays on the hypochondriac in all of us, plays on the impatience in all of us, plays on the stress in all of us, plays on the deep seated fear that there is something very, very wrong. It's got a good game going.

Which, like all the resistance layers, is actually an insane game. It actually creates what it proposes to help us avoid.  Irritation, however uncomfortable, won't actually harm you.  But its usually really effective at driving us straight into our compulsions, addictions, and distractions, which often do.

Until you catch on to it.

If you are aware that this is what is going on, and that it's only a pattern of resistance, you can dive for the source of what's initiating it. You can dive towards the physical sensation in the body, usually a dense or tender place that feels like an energetic block.  Or, you can direct your awareness towards what is going on that is triggering all this resistance, all this irritation. Then the irritation is no longer fully captivating (as it's primary power is you believing it's true). This involves not only seeing the pattern at hand, but understanding that if you are aware of it, you are not it. You are the awareness of something moving in your system is all. When you really get this...then you can go see what is moving in your system to create this layer of resistance. When you get to the source you can bring some tenderness to it, and begin to unwind it.

Sometimes in a private session, I will suddenly hear:
" There is something really wrong, I think my head is going to explode."
" I am so cold, so cold, it can't be okay, something is really wrong."
"My skin and scalp are so itchy...I am so, so itchy."
"My stomach is aching, I'm going to be sick."
"Ahhhh, I can't stand it!"

And what we do is dive towards the sensations and meet it tenderly in awareness. Then check in with clarity, to see if the irritation is coming from buried pain, or if indeed you are having a heart attack, for real. It's usually very obvious. Clarity feels like a simple knowing; you just know if it's a heart attack, it's usually quite calm and sure. Fear, however, feels catchy, grabby, panicky. And that panic is usually bogus, like 99.999% of the time, but lets just say 100% because anything you ever really need to know will come via clarity, and nothing good or essential or even interesting comes from fear. For real.

So, yup, resistance sucks. Get out of it ASAP! Head straight for the source, and don't be distracted by these resistance layers. Be sure, simple and direct...go for the source of the pain, not the distractions.  Or, believe resistance. Get suckered by it, act from it, and visit hell for a spell. HELL I tell you...but sadly, I don't need to, because most of us have spent quite some time there already.

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Resistance: The Invisible Cloak



I loved the Harry Potter stories.  I especially loved the description of all those magic objects they used throughout the years. How fun to hear the descriptions of all these fantastical, magical tools. Harry was given a cloak that he could put on and become invisible, so that when he was in the room, nobody could see him. How awesome would that be?

And that is just like one of the tools our friend resistance uses to hide out.

Again, resistance comes from our primal survival system, is throughout the body, and is just part of life in these human forms. The survival system is made up of all kinds of things: part nervous system, part vigilance center in the brain, part solar plexus and root chakras, even parts of our immune system. It's just what comes with our bodies. And that survival system does a lot of nice things, and a lot of pesky things. One pesky thing is a strict order to keep you away from being aware of pain in your system...which is wacky, because it often uses another kind of pain to keep us distracted. But, it's a very primal, ancient system, and therefore can only use primal techniques.

The first primal tool this resistance uses was the focus of the previous article "Aggressive Mind". The second tool is what I lovingly refer to as "Invisibility Cloak".  Yup, it renders pain invisible. It's like that old story about the guy who goes to the doctor because his head hurts, and the doctor asks, "Could it be because of the knife in your head?"  It's obvious to everyone but us, because invisibility cloak is activated, and so to us, it's invisible. 

So, somewhere in your body, there is a dull ache, or throbbing pain, or dense energy, and you've been feeling it in the background for many, many years, maybe your whole life. But when you try to focus on what is bothering you, it suddenly disappears. It's just not there anymore. Nothing is there.

That's one way it shows up.

It can also manifest so that it appears to you that there is nothing going on, you're all good.  But to your family and loved ones, there is obviously something going on.  Maybe your actions or your movements seem off, but you don't notice anything. It's very irritating to have folks comment on something you don't notice yourself. Total drag.

This is different than denial. Denial is when you know something is up, it's not invisible. You know darn well something is up, but you are pretty attached to ignoring it.

Another version of this resistance is the shapeshifter invisibility cloak. You know there is some pain, it is clearly in your head, or hip, or throat, but when you spend a moment really taking a look, it's suddenly throbbing in another area.  The shapeshifter version of invisibility is at work, distracting you away from the pain. Its task is to wear you down, make you feel overwhelmed or confused, and meet its goal of getting you away from the pain. It's the same devil, the same system of resistance, making the source of the problem invisible.

Another way it shows up is that you might notice your actions or movements are seemingly out of sync, or you have "weird" responses to things, but you don't know why. This happens a lot in cases of child abuse, sexual abuse, and traumatic stress. The survival system is amazing at fully blocking the source of the issue, yet you're very aware of your seemingly odd responses. You have a hunch, or you have some very challenging stuff going on, but you just can't quite get to the source of why your system is reacting as it is.

I'm so crazy sensitive that I usually catch a lot of this stuff, but folks argue me right out of it all the time.  I get a lot of "you're just hearing things, there is nothing going on. There is no problem, it's just like that!" Man,  if I had a dollar for how many times a day I go through this...

But the invisibility cloak is pretty convincing, and there is nothing we can do about it, except recognize and know about it. Because what it's hiding from us, only we can access. Only we can be available for this information, regardless of the invisibility, or our friends and family, or healers and psychics etc, pointing it out. It's truly an inside job, and can only be rendered visible from the inside.

And note: projections are not going to be helpful, so don't go there.  In other words, it's not going to work if others start projecting their ideas of what's going on with you, or a healer tells you, or you start guessing.  It's far more helpful if you learn how to listen.

So all we can do is notice if we feel any resistance.  We just have to identify that energetic imprint. It's kinda like a "no...I don't really want to know," or a tension, or a feeling of effort, or a feeling like you're holding on to something, or running from something.  It feels kinda like that.  And then you can choose to honor that, and be honest about it. You can accept that is what is happening for you right now, and that you're okay with that.

Or, you can acknowledge that things feel a lot better when they are healed, and consider what it's costing you to continue colluding with this resistance. Then, make a decision to be unobstructed, and point your awareness straight at that source, which is always in the body, always a physical sensation.  Let your awareness be unmovable until it begins to reveal itself...which it will. And you know, or sense, where that source is because part of you has been aware of it for a long time; perhaps not fully conscious of it, but aware of it on some level.  This option takes patience, courage, and ripeness.

But that is what you get to do. And you will be surprised at how easy it becomes to access once you're on to the "invisibility cloak" defense mechanism. Because you can sense when pain is not resolved, and it's just hiding out.

From my point of view, about 70% of the hell you feel is resistance itself.  Sometimes that is worth knowing.


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