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Intensifying Sexuality: Intimacy as a healing path
-Saturday November 4th
at 9:30am to 12:30pm
This workshop can help you go to places you feel exist, but can’t for various reasons access yet. Learn how move beyond fears and your intellectual mind, and let love and your body’s wisdom take over in love-making. Amazing things happen in terms of healing and incredible states of self-awareness when you learn to surrender to the power of the heart. In this workshop we will discuss three modes of spiritual/healing sexuality that can change the way you approach intimacy and help move you beyond being satisfied chasing orgasms.
The first mode is the Daoist path which is the foundation of many Eastern sexual practices and is a good introduction to spiritual sexuality. This ancient practice consists of an elaborate philosophy that includes different types of chi energy, diet, harmony between ying and yang, rhythmical sexual techniques, breathing exercises, meditation, and even the promise of immortality. We will cover the pros and cons of this approach.
Second, I will describe the work of spiritual teacher Barry Long. Barry talks about how in ancient times true god-present loving-making took place that so was incredibly loving and healing that a great golden aura lingered. Barry goes on to explain how males were responsible for the degraded sexuality we have today in which women and men are barely able to access the incredible love-forces that were once at their disposal. I will give on overview of Barry’s ideas on how men can reestablish their lost ability to truly love women and create the once great golden aura.
The third mode I will describe is my personal journey in healing sexuality. I will share how men can open their heart and become super-grounded in order to create a safe environment in which women can bring in their own special energy which is normally suppressed in our civilization. When this succeeds very powerful love-forces are called in that bring us closer to a knowing of our true essence and feeling of self. I will go over the struggles of keeping the heart open, of staying present with your partner, of learning to troubleshoot through healing moments brought up by intense intimacy, and the great responsibility to your partner that this amazing path entails.
Participants should walk away with a basic understanding of each method so they can start their own spiritual sexual practices.
Grounding your Body, Expanding your Field,
and the Practice of Empathy
-Saturday, November 4th
at 2:30 to 5:30pm
This workshop will start out by doing the techniques of “stepping massage” of Micronesia and Maori of NZ. These stepping techniques done with family or friends are so relaxing after a hard day’s work. These pacific island techniques also help you get you grounded into your body and out of your head. Bring a thick yoga matt and towel for this part.
Once grounded, we will then work on aura-expansion and on filling our personal space with light. Learning to expand and fill your auric space has wonderful benefits in terms of energetic protection, health, and general happiness. We will cover three different expansion meditations such as the ‘pranic tube’ meditation, EMF spiral sweep, and expansion meditation. I guarantee you will feel different afterwards.
The last part of the workshop has to do with interpersonal energetic relationships. Some practices covered: increasing our empathic experience of others; cutting energetic cords; learning to feel where others/self are closed down; learn how to open a room of closed people. Please join me in enjoying these wonderful techniques!
Rudolf Steiner’s Heart Logik: Guidelines to a great study group
-Sunday, November 5th
at 9am to 12:30pm
An effective study group should develop the abilities of the participants, and, as Steiner himself said, should awaken the soul with “tensions and resolutions.” Unfortunately, most Steiner groups sit in a circle and read his texts aloud. Some groups even have a “reader” like in a kindergarten.
In this workshop, we will practice the methods of the new type of group study. We will cover how to study mantrically, how to think organically, how to listen beyond the words of others, how to purposely open your heart chakra when reading a Steiner text. By using Steiner’s heart-logik in group study, participants will quickly grasp multiple levels of meaning, how to write and think organically like Rudolf Steiner himself did. Most importantly, groups that follow these guidelines will develop a loving bond and new capacities.
We will be using the Second Appendix to the Philosophy of Freedom. You can email me to get a copy ahead of time otherwise copies will be handed out. The more you know about the text, the better for the workshop. Please bring a blue, green, red and yellow/violet color pencil and blank sheets of paper.
The Practice of Forgiveness:
-Sunday, November 5th
at 2:30 to 5:30pm
Please bring a short list of topics/people you would like to forgive as we will be going through the forgiveness process using examples from participants’ experience.
Forgiveness is one of the most misunderstood spiritual practices. According to Sergei Prokofieff, forgiveness is central to everyone’s spiritual path, and our lack of forgiveness is responsible for our inability to work together on important tasks in life, work, and marriage. Following Prokofieff’s suggestions, we will see how forgiveness can be brought about in our various energy bodies: astral-body, lower-ego, and higher ego. Based on this spiritual understanding, we will learn to take responsibility for our unloving reactions to our “neighbors” by using Michael Ryce’s exercises (called “forgiveness sheets”) to bringing healing to fearful, hostile, guilt-ridden responses to people and life-events.
This workshop is ideal for those who often work with “difficult people” and want to change their reaction (forgive) to those people; and it is also helpful for those of us who are difficult people and want to change how we treat/react to others. Those who work daily with challenging people, such as teachers, will benefit most by using these methods for their child study, dealing with parents, and fellow faculty members. As Steiner once famously asked: “Is my pupil's deficiency not the result of my own action?” or in other words: “make a change in yourself before wanting to see a change in others.” This is the type of forgiveness that we will be working with in this workshop.
Materials will be handed out.