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26 minutes | Aug 2, 2021
#169 | August Ascension Energy 2021: The Great Sorting, COVID, and Vaccination
In this August Ascension Energy 2021 video we discuss “The Great Sorting,” COVID, and Vaccination. As we discussed in our previous Lion’s Gate videos we are experiencing “The Great Sorting” by vibration of people to places and communities that are in alignment with their state of consciousness, and the two great sorters are COVID and vaccination. I haven’t said much about COVID and vaccination because it is such a highly polarized issue. However, this month it is impossible to talk about ascension without discussing the role COVID and the vaccine are playing. An important thing to remember about COVID and the vaccine is that there is no one right answer that is applicable to everyone. Each person encounters catalyst and makes decisions from whatever state of consciousness they have attained and life circumstances. As we discussed previously the collective consciousness on the planet currently has three distinct subcategories. There is the old third dimensional collective where consciousness is based in the solar plexus, then there is the fourth dimension where consciousness is based at the diaphragm between the heart and solar plexus, and lastly there is the fifth dimension where consciousness is based in the heart chakra or higher. At the third dimensional level of consciousness the catalyst of COVID and vaccination are viewed from the level of social agreement around sense making and decision making that defers to conventional allopathic medicine and third density social institutions. From this level of consciousness the “right thing to do” is what those in power tell us to do. Positively polarizing behavior from this seat of consciousness means obeying the old sources of third dimensional mainstream authority. Those at the fourth dimensional level of consciousness are experiencing the discomfort of straddling the proverbial fence. Stuck between the heart and solar plexus, they are no longer in agreement with the third dimension sources of authority that are based on reductionist materialism and a lack of understanding of spirit and consciousness. Many perceive the failings of the third dimensional models and the negative agendas of 3D actors, and it puts them in a place of fear, judgment, and anger. This often manifests as the “spiritual activists” who see how screwed up the world is and feel compelled to act. However, they are usually acting from their ego, and from the level of engagement of force and bellicosity. From this level of consciousness there is a lot of fear and anger, and things are often depicted in terms of the “good guys” versus the “bad guys.” This state of consciousness is inherently uncomfortable, and it is uncomfortable in order to force us to choose to retract to 3D or expand upward into the heart. The fifth dimensional level of consciousness is firmly seated in the heart chakra, and tends to have a more integral perspective. This is the place of nuance that has compassion for all perspectives. From this level of consciousness the old sources of authority are typically seen as being deeply flawed and not automatically obeyed. However, the systems and people involved are viewed with compassion rather than anger and judgment. I had the virus in March 2020 and was asymptomatic. As far as I’m concerned I have acquired immunity and it doesn’t make sense to risk the potential adverse effects of the vaccine. That is from the allopathic perspective. From the more holistic fourth and fifth dimensional perspective I don’t necessarily agree with the allopathic view of viruses and vaccines. I tend to view any disease in the body as an invitation to move towards greater balance and deeper healing, and view viruses as a necessary part of a healthy microbiome. This is a different level of sense making based on a different premise about reality. A healthy body is the best protection against either COVID or the vaccine side-effects. If I were older or had comorbidities my decision making might look differently. We should strive to have tolerance for other people’s perspectives and decisions, even though they don’t necessarily have tolerance for ours. From the 3D level of consciousness our decisions may seem irresponsible because social authorities have essentially said the vaccine is the only safe and responsible option. From the 4D level of consciousness we may seem overly sanguine, and not sufficiently outraged by 3D efforts to control and manipulate everyone to comply with the official narrative. This is the great sorting. Those resonating at the level of fear and judgment in both 3D and 4D and spinning off into their own tribes. The 3D folks fear the virus and don’t trust those they view as being irresponsible. The 4D folks don’t trust anyone who doesn’t share their outrage. Meanwhile those who are able to hold compassion for both camps from the 5D perspective may find neither the 3D nor 4D folks want anything to do with them.
23 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
#168 | Lion's Gate 2021 Ascension Energy: Ascending Masters
In this Lion's Gate 2021 Ascension Energy video we discuss what it means to be an ascending master and our increasingly crystalline bodies. In recent days I have felt called to remember that we are ascending masters remembering our mastery. This is the journey each of us is on, and though we may be at different stages we share this common destination. Ascension is an inside out process that begins with the internal purification and crystallization of our subtle bodies. From there the purification and transformation process radiates outward making our gross bodies ever more subtle and crystalline. Many may be experiencing significant purging of the subtle body of mental, emotional, and karmic impressions. This can be a difficult and painful process. But the discomfort serves a purpose and has an end. As we often discuss, at the core of every being is the perfection of God consciousness. Each of us is an aspect of God clothed in sheathes of gross and subtle bodies that limit our perspective. Sometimes those sheaths become so dense that we forget our divine nature and think we are only our limited perspective. The ascension journey is one of purifying the various sheaths that limit our perspective so that they become so transparent that our God nature shines forth in undistorted brilliance. This path of awakening is nothing less than a journey from being a finite limited self to being an infinite unlimited self. As prior limitations fall away, more and more of the infinite power of God may be exercised through us. The ascended masters are those perfected beings who have made the inner and outer ascension and have become transparent conduits for God’s power and grace. Bound neither by time, space, nor gross matter, these mighty beings manifest and command the elements by mere thought. When we reach a certain level of attainment the appropriate ascended master will come into our lives to assist us with learning the lessons of whatever stage we are at. The first master I worked with was Jesus Christ, who has assisted me with the lessons of unconditional love. The second was Mahavatar Babaji, founder of Kriya Yoga in the modern age, who initiated me into his lineage soon after I began my practice. In recent years Babaji and the gurus of that lineage have been my principal guides. It has been through their grace and guidance that I have been able to achieve the internal ascension, which culminated in absorption in atman at the crown chakra in deep samadhi. While this is a notable development, I am reminded it is really just the beginning. At every stage of the ascension journey inner purification and disciplining of the outward activity of the small self remain key to progress. I achieved the inner ascension when the chakras became sufficiently clear and balanced to take on a crystalline quality. Since then I have been able to enter into deep samadhi at will. The outer ascension requires a similar process to occur in the physical body. In my own Lion’s Gate uplevel experience that is the journey I am being called to, and new masters are stepping forward to assist me on my path. Wherever you are on this wondrous journey, remember that you are an ascending master remembering your mastery and benevolent assistance abounds. This is truly a path back to the highest version of ourselves. Nothing will be lost save our limitations. Each of us is simply moving at our own pace towards being a fuller expression of the God consciousness within us.
78 minutes | Jul 24, 2021
#167 | Lion's Gate Guided Meditation 2021: Transformation and Ascension
This Lion's Gate Guided Meditation 2021 will assist you with Transformation and Ascension. This guided meditation came through during our Patreon community's July full moon transmission. I felt called to share it so that all who may resonate with it may benefit from the transmission. This guided meditation is long so get comfortable and try and receive it with an open heart and open mind. We begin the meditation with a grounding practice, then proceed through the energy body from the Earthstar chakra all the way up to Star Consciousness. The invocations, attunements, and guidance contained in this meditation will assist you with birthing the new version of yourself yearning to be born. #lionsgate #guidedmeditation #lionsgatetransmission
25 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
#166 | July Full Moon 2021: Contractions Before Rebirth
In this July Full Moon Energy Update 2021 we discuss the energetic themes of the July 23rd full moon. The major themes of the July Full Moon are (i) becoming the person of your dreams today, (ii) getting clear on what you want, (iii) contractions before the rebirth, and (iv) patience while waiting for the right moment to act. Becoming the Person of Your Dreams Today Become the person of your dreams today. Many of us find excuses for not going to the next level in consciousness and personal development. We often hold imaginary milestone for when we will really get down to the business of healing, evolution, and service. Maybe you are waiting to get a certain number of followers on social media. Maybe you are waiting until you get that certification or degree. Maybe you are waiting until you move to someplace more in alignment. Stop putting off being the best version of yourself. Be the person of your dreams today. Be the best version of yourself today. The internal transformation comes before the change in life circumstances. You won’t change when life circumstances improve, life circumstances will improve when you change your state of being. It is only through becoming the person of our dreams today that we are able to realize our dream in physical reality tomorrow. When we put off becoming the best version of ourselves, we put off experiencing our ideal life circumstances. Getting Clear on What You Want Get clear on what you want your life to be. Get clear on who you want to be in the world. Having a clear vision for your life and self is key to manifesting the reality you prefer. Don’t be afraid to dream the most beautiful dream you can imagine for your life. Dream it in technicolor detail. Don’t get attached to the details but get excited about the quality of consciousness they represent. Don’t worry about logistics at this point. We often can’t see how to get to where we want to go from where we are. But step by step as we move towards that more beautiful vision for our lives, things become clearer. Make sure your ambitions and dreams for your life are still in alignment with who you are. Our dreams need to be undated frequently to reflect our current state of consciousness. When you aren’t clear on what you want, or if there is internal conflict, the universe will force you to choose. For a long time this looked like calendar conflicts for me. There would be a spiritual event that was really exciting on the same date as a political or business obligation. For a long time I chose the latter and abandoned my excitement because my main ambition was business and politics. Then a time came when I realized my ambitions had changed. I was doing stuff I didn’t want to do for a life I didn’t want. I realized what I really wanted to do was be of spiritual service, but I had filled my life with other things and didn’t have room for what I actually wanted. Once I got clear on who I was and what I wanted it became easy to say no to what wasn’t in alignment, and to say yes to what was. Contractions Before Rebirth Many of us have been experiencing the contractions before rebirth. Old versions of us have been floating up to the surface to be expressed to see if there is anything left for them to teach us. Sometimes that has meant falling into old patterns for a while, until we wake up and remember that isn’t really who we are any longer. This is part of the rebirthing process. We are harvesting all the good about who we were and letting go of what no longer serves us. We are preparing for the rebirth and uplevel of the Lion’s gate. Patience While Waiting for the Right Moment to Act Being patient while waiting for the right moment to act is hard. Many of us have been on this evolutionary journey for a long time, and it feels like we are getting incredibly close to some sort of major breakthrough. We can almost touch the most beautiful vision for our lives manifesting… But it hasn’t manifested yet. It definitely seems to be on its way and things are moving and the pieces are coming together. But it can be difficult to know what we can do to help it along. Remain alert, be patient, and listen for the right time to act. When the door opens and the decision point arises you will know. It will require your hell yes or hell no, and your complete commitment will be required. But until that time arrives be patient and continue to do the little things each day you can do to be the person of your most beautiful dreams. When the time is right you and your dreams will join hands and become a reality.
26 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
#165 | Lion's Gate 2021: Timeline Shifts
In this Lion’s Gate 2021 video we discuss shifting timelines and the oneness, allness, and manyness strata of consciousness. As we’ve previously discussed the sun enters the sign of Leo on July 23rd where it is domiciled. This results in a steady crescendo in solar energy, which lights up our solar plexus and soul awareness. This often manifests as purging of the solar plexus, and an increased awareness of the ways in which our life circumstances are out of alignment with our soul awareness. Additionally, as we move toward the Lion’s gate portal on August 8th we will be experiencing the influence of Sirius, as it draws closer to the Earth. The star Sirius is a very spiritual celestial body that showers the Earth with high vibrational energy. This lights up our energy bodies and crown chakras creating a tremendous opportunity for upleveling of our consciousness and life circumstances. During this period of intense upleveling we may experience ourselves shifting timelines. We live in a multiverse where everything that can happen does happen. We exist in an octave of experience/timeline that is a match for our level of consciousness. When we radically uplevel our consciousness, we similarly shift to octaves of experience that are more in alignment with our state of consciousness. When we have an uplevel shift in consciousness and experience a “timeline shift” we often feel like a stranger in our own life. Though our physical environment and the people in our life may appear unchanged, reality may have a surreal quality to it. This strangeness wears off in time. But the shift represents new possibility/probabilities for your future that are more in alignment with your state of consciousness. The “timeline shifts” around this Lion’s Gate portal will be particularly potent since we are beginning a new ten-year cycle. So your life circumstances may quickly and drastically shift in the upcoming months. During these periods of significant uplevel we have two strong energy currents of contraction and expansion. There are those who embrace the opportunity to grow, and those who run from it. At the collective level the energy of contraction is strong. But for those on the awakening path people are overwhelmingly aligning with the energy of expansion. Those aligning with contraction are rushing back to “normal” and trying to pretend the last two years didn’t happen. Those aligning with expansion may feel violently opposed to going back to the way things were and are embracing expansion and greater alignment. The timelines before us can be broken into three strata of consciousness, that I’m calling the oneness, allness, and manyness. The manyness is that strata of consciousness where the solar plexus predominates. The timelines aligned with this strata of consciousness have a strong current of contraction. The pathology of third density are playing out as the old trauma responses of bellicosity, control, fear, and hopelessness continue to dominate. The allness is that strata of consciousness where the heart and low heart predominates. The timelines aligned with this strata of consciousness are a mixture of contraction, stagnation, and expansion. An increasing number of people are operating from the state of consciousness between the solar plexus and heart at the diaphragm. This level of consciousness is often characterized by spiritual activism, where there is great awareness of the many problems of the world and empathy for the oppressed and wronged. However, there remains enough duality in the awareness to be righteously angry and even bellicose towards the oppressors. This is also a space of great confusion, where there is a greater awareness of the complex multidimensional nature of reality, but not yet much discernment. Those resonating at this level of consciousness will find themselves contracting into the manyness of the solar plexus or expanding into the allness of the heart chakra. Those resonating at the frequency of allness in the heart chakra feel great compassion for all beings, recognizing the oppressor and oppressed are victims of separation consciousness. This strata of consciousness includes timelines of expansion and stagnation. Many will expand with the Lion’s Gate energy into the Oneness of God and Self Realization at the crown chakra. Others may find themselves stagnated in the relativistic morass of the allness, where their great compassion may become an obstacle to bettering their life circumstances. The key to this impasse is the discernment to recognize it is possible to love all beings, while expressing preferences in how you spend your time, energy, and attention. Those who are able to exercise discernment during this Lion’s Gate portal will be aligning with timelines of expansion towards life circumstances that are in greater alignment with their state of consciousness. The oneness is that strata of consciousness at the crown chakra which is being ignited by the proximity of Sirius. As the allness includes the manyness, the oneness includes both. Oneness consciousness is that nondual realization and experience of the self as being the only active presence in your life. This integral state of consciousness is radically sovereign and is able to act as a cocreator of its reality. When we exist at the level of oneness we are able to shift effortlessly towards life circumstances, places, and communities that represent our highest possible timeline. Most of us will be navigating the energies of expansion and contraction and the different strata of consciousness throughout this Lion’s gate portal. Few will find themselves stabilized in expansion and oneness. Most of us tend to navigate and experience all of these things throughout our day. Sometimes we are expanding, other times we are contracting. Sometimes we have to operate at the level of the solar plexus and interface with the collective consciousness. It is useful to notice what you are experiencing and deliberately choose to expand and uplevel, one moment at a time. If you are contracting, relax and expand. If you are in solar plexus, bring your awareness back to your heart. If you are in your heart chakra release your attachments to the crown chakra and experience ever new bliss. Continue to choose and strive to maintain the highest quality of consciousness you are able to attain. Do this and you will find yourself on the highest timeline for your future.
20 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
#164 | Introduction to Kriya Yoga Lifestyle: Path of Internal Purification
In this Introduction to Kriya Yoga Lifestyle we discuss Kriya Yoga as a path of internal purification. As we’ve discussed previously at least 70% of your success on the Kriya Yoga path depends on lifestyle and observance of the yamas and niyamas. The Kriya Yoga techniques are highly effective methods for purifying the gross and subtle bodies so that soul awareness may shine through. However, to enjoy its greatest benefits one must reduce to a minimum the amount of new karma and pollution or impressions accrued in the gross and subtle bodies. With daily Kriya Yoga practice and a supportive lifestyle one can shift the balance, so that each day we purify our gross and subtle bodies more than we pollute them. This enables us to become a progressively purer channel through which our soul awareness may shine through. At the core of every being is Atman, that aspect of ourselves which is forever and always one with God. This aspect of ourselves is the pure awareness of god and is perfect in every way. Unmodified by exterior circumstances this aspect of our being is the stage upon which all of our incarnational dramas unfold. While all of us have the same god at the core of each of our beings, the light of that soul awareness has veils of varying degrees of opaqueness through which that light must filter through. The most commonly known of these veils are the five senses which limit our perspective, and our various bodies or sheaths, which include the gross physical body and the more subtle mental, emotional, and astral bodies. The practice of Kriya Yoga progressively purifies the gross and subtle bodies so that the veils grow less opaque and more soul awareness can shine through. In this sense it is simply a path of interior purification, which naturally leads to god and self-realization. In essence the Kriya Yoga lifestyle simply means living a wholesome life with integrity, taking care of the body, and being discerning about what you consume. The most common and deleterious “pollutants” imbibed by most westerners have to do with what we eat, drink, watch, and read. An organic plant based diet is recommended for all Kriya Yogis. If you cannot go without meat for health reasons consuming fish occasionally seems least deleterious to the practice. Intoxicants should also generally be avoided. Alcohol is particularly harsh on the physical and subtle bodies. Additionally, discernment should be used around what you watch and read. This is as much a part of your diet as anything else. Strong fear based, violent and/or sexual images and content tends to create strong impressions in the mental and emotional bodies, which are difficult to discharge. That being said these recommendations should be viewed as guidelines. The best teacher is your own experience of contrast and choosing what you prefer. Once you’ve shifted the scales enough so that you are purifying yourself more each day than polluting, you will start to notice when you engage in something that has a polluting effect. When you notice the polluting effect, you will be forced to ask yourself "Is it worth it?." Over time you come realize any temporary satisfaction you may gain from these polluting activities does not compare to the peace and bliss of a clear mind and body. Once that happens that which has a polluting effect easily falls away.
21 minutes | Jul 11, 2021
#163 | July New Moon Energy Update 2021: Shakeup to Shake Loose
In this July New Moon Energy Update 2021 we discuss the July 9th new moon energetic themes. The energy of July continues to be that of creation and destruction walking hand in hand. For many of us there has probably been more destruction than creation. But the good news is destruction is merely another word for transformation. Shiva is stomping his feet to shake up our lives and to shake loose that which is not in alignment and does not serve us. Sometimes things get shaky because they need to fall apart. When things get shaky we have to decide how much time and energy we are willing to invest to keep them together. When it comes to things that aren’t in alignment we often have to ask ourselves if we are willing to double down on things that never made us happy anyway. Each of us has an inner politician and an inner rebel. The inner politician has many masks and cares a lot about what other people think. The inner politician is our judging mind that causes us to comform ourselves to other people’s expectations. This aspect of our being manipulates to get its way and is very disconnected from its own authentic soul based desires. On the other hand our inner rebel knows the truth and doesn’t give a damn about what other people think. The inner rebel is our raw authenticity. This aspect of ourselves is our most authentic truth, unqualified by our conditioning and worries about what other people might think. The inner rebel calls us towards transformation and seeks to break the chains of our inner politician. Will you heed the call of the inner rebel or the politician? When we consent to transformation and the rebel’s calls, we make ourselves available to the new vision. To live a life in fear of what other people might think is to live a life of bland mediocrity. Society rewards us for abandoning ourselves, our truth and our soul desires in favor of the safe status quo. In order to thrive we have to be willing to let go of all that. Because thriving means alignment between our soul desires, will, and life circumstances. Only you know what that looks like and who spirit is calling you to be. Continue to cultivate your witnessing awareness. Allow the fire of your discernment and pure consciousness to burn away the delusion and illusion that no longer serves you. When things get shaky thy are calling us towards some level of transformation and nonattachment. We disconnect from people, places, and things on many subtle levels before they physically exit our reality. Navigating transformation while remaining conscious is key. When you do that you will be able to discern what and who spirit is calling you to be. Once your core vibration rises high enough, you become repellant to the old and magnetized to the new, and the next step becomes clear. The times of transformation through destruction are leading us towards creation. This is the sorting hat, our state of consciousness and the love in our hearts determines our house. The new vision and new lesson plan are just on the horizon.
66 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
#163 | Geralyn Gendreau Interview: Parenting Like Our Ancestors
In this Geralyn Gendreau interview we discuss her new book "Jungle Jean" and how parenting like our ancestors may be key to reclaiming our humanity. Geralyn is an author and licensed psychotherapist whose inquiries into optimal mother-infant bonding and critique of “attachment theory” provide powerful insights into how we can form enduring, harmonious love-bonds as well as dynamic, high-functioning relationships in our professional lives. Geralyn spent many years under the tutelage of Jean Liedloff, author of THE CONTINUUM CONCEPT (a/k/a TCC). Now a torch-bearer for Liedloff’s world-changing ideas, Geralyn is intent on creating a renaissance for TCC. First published in 1975 and still popular 46 years later, Liedloff's seminal book about her experiences living with "original peoples" deep in the jungles of South America gave birth to the baby-wearing trend and attachment parenting movement. And while TCC is widely regarded as a childrearing classic, Gendreau is quick to point out that the book is actually a treatise on human nature. Geralyn has a new book out, called Jungle Jean, which is an authorized biography of her mentor Jean Liedloff, where Geralyn explores these and many other topics in depth. Link to Book: https://junglejean.com/
33 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
#161 | Lion's Gate 2021 Ascension Energy: New Ten Year Cycle
The first of my Lion's Gate 2021 ascension energy episodes is here, and it is an interesting one! The Lion's Gate portal opens July 23rd when the sun moves into Leo, reaches its zenith on August 8th, and closes August 23rd when the sun moves out of Leo. The ascension energy for this Lion's gate portal marks the beginning of a new ten year cycle and the end of the one that began in 2011. Many will be having their first awakening experience during this Lion's Gate period, while others are completing a decade long cycle of growth and evolution. Think about where you were ten years ago. This Lion's Gate season will have echoes of what was going on in 2011 in the form of major cycles coming to a close, and new ones beginning. The sun is exalted in Leo, which means solar energy is at its strongest. The sun symbolizes consciousness, the true self, and the power of manifestation. This solar energy tends to light up our solar plexus, which on one hand activates and purges the ego and on the other magnifies our capacity for physical manifestation. Since the ego and power of manifestation are at their strongest, we have to be careful about what we are manifesting. Are you manifesting from a place of trauma or soul awareness? Many will choose to double down on old dysfunctional patterns, while others will choose to create something new and more in alignment with their souls. Know when to say no, and draw firm boundaries when others try to pull you into their trauma-based patterns. Leo season is the "busy season." Many are busy creating new patterns of dysfunction and unhappiness from unhealed injury. Use your discernment and know when it's time to opt out of other people's drama. If you are able to navigate the pitfalls, Leo's season will be a time a great abundance. The key is to remain in touch with and manifest from the true self, which is always at peace, filled with love, and abiding in joy. The positive emotions of peace, love, and joy are our true nature. Other emotions, particularly negative emotions, arise when our projections and thoughts obscure our truth and create the perception of lack. Notice where your peace, love, and joy are absent, and notice the stories that are creating the lack. When the opportunity arises to manifest and bring your physical reality into alignment with your soul awareness, act boldly and decisively by choosing expansion. Silence helps us get in touch with our soul awareness and turns the volume down on our ego. When you have lost touch with your soul, reconnect through silence. We know not where we go, only that we are moved to move. Those who risk nothing gain nothing. It is treading through the unknown and acting through will and faith that facilitates the greatest growth and expansion. Walk boldly, and know you are moving toward the lessons you need to learn for the next chapter of your life. #lionsgate #ascension #energyupdate
26 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
#160 | July Energy Update 2021: Creation, Destruction & Divine Union
In this July 2021 Energy Update we look at the energetic themes for the month of July. The Lion's gate portal opens on July 22nd when the sun moves into Leo, which means a time of expansion is upon us. You may be noticing the energetic intensity has been building since the summer solstice. As we move into Leo season there will be an intensification in ascension symptoms and kundalini awakenings, because there is more photonic energy/prana hitting the planet. It is important to practice self-care and good energetic hygiene during this time. Effective meditation, pranayama, breathwork, and drinking lots of water will all be essential allies in the upcoming months. As we move into July the energies of creation and destruction are very strong. As is typical of this time of year the 3D and 4D aspects of your lives and consciousness are being catalyzed. During this time of year 3D always feels particularly raw and harsh. If the hustle and bustle of modern living has left you feeling worn thin, retreat to nature for an hour, afternoon, or few days. Connecting with nature will sooth your weary soul, and help ground the intense energies that may be running through you. Part of the creation and destruction cycle of the Lion's gate portal is the destructive energy that rips through the 3D aspects of our lives, while creation energy empowers the 4D. In my own life my law practice has been hit hard by the pandemic, while my coaching and healing work is expanding rapidly. When creation and destruction rip through your life, recognize it for what it is - the gift of contrast. Contrast is the greatest teacher there is, because it gives us an opportunity to make an informed choice about what we prefer. What does it mean to not just survive but to thrive? Many of us don't know, because we have never actually experienced thriving. We have never experienced deep alignment with our soul, mission, and life circumstances. But July will be providing many of us with glimpses of what thriving feels like in our jobs and love lives. We will get a taste or a feast of what it feels like to be deeply aligned in work and love, which will make the places where we are out of alignment even more evident. When you get this gift of contrast it may be tempting to burn down the old life to pursue the new. But the old life and the old self tend to follow us as long as they have something to teach us. So be sure you are really done with the old before you try to burn it down. These experiences of contrast give us clarity and motivation to move in the right direction, towards alignment and thriving. They reorient our compass towards true North. But the journey towards our destination takes time. July will also be giving many of us the gift of contrast when it comes to true love and divine union. We don't know true love and soul connection until we have experienced it. Until we've experienced true love we often mistake it for sexual and karmic attraction. But once we experience deep alignment with another being that lights up every aspect of our being, all doubts are dispelled and it is hard to settle for anything less. Sometimes these experiences of divine love and soul connection lead to divine union and relationship. Other times they simply show us what is possible in order to liberate us from our confusion and delusions. Don't get too attached to the form of your beloved. If both are willing and ready your connection may lead to relationship. If not, be forever grateful that they gave you the gift of contrast, and you will never be confused or settle for less again. #energyupdate #julyenergy #ascensionsymptoms
21 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
#159 | Advanced Kriya Yoga Pranayama: Kriya Pranayama II & III
In this Kriya Yoga video I demonstrate the advanced Kriya pranayama techniques, sometimes referred to as Kriya Pranayama II and III. However, these advanced Kriya pranayama techniques are only effective once you have gained a certain level of mastery using the basic Kriya pranayama technique (a/k/a Kriya Pranayama I). As a foundation for advanced Kriya pranayama, we should be able to feel the energy as we pull it up our spine and be able to interiorize our awareness in the exterior of the spinal column. If you are not there yet, continue your basic Kriya pranayama practices and preliminary techniques until you are. Link to article with detailed instructions on the advanced Kriya Yoga techniques: https://zacharyadama.com/2021/06/26/advanced-kriya-pranayama-ii-iii/ #kriyayoga #yoga #selfrealization
22 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
#158 | June Full Moon Energy Update 2021: Whimper or Roar
In this June Full Moon Energy Update 2021 we discuss the energetic themes for the June full moon. We had a big energetic shift with the summer solstice and it is now time to either whimper or roar. Summer solstice was like the moment at the time of the big bang, when things shifted from pure potential to manifest reality. The timelines have been empowered, and its time to ride the waves of destiny. We are now firmly in the midst of the season of change and growth. How you meet this moment will depend on your alignment. Some may find themselves depressed and despondent at this time of birth and creation. Others may feel like a lion roaring on the savannah, full of optimism, power, and energy. Others still may be like children innocently and joyfully enjoying the game of life. When there is a lack of alignment between our solar plexus and sacral chakra, there is a lack of alignment between our desires and our will. When desire and will are not aligned, we are more likely to whimper than roar. Many of us have lost touch with our authentic desires. We operate on social conditioning and the stories in our head, but we don't really know what we want deep down in our gut. When that happens we lose connection with the source of life and power. In order to roar, will and desire must be integrated and in alignment. We must listen deeply to our desires, then use the will to manifest them. When will and desire further align with the heart, we become an unstoppable force. Listen keenly to your inner guidance. Many of us don't trust that still quite voice inside of us, because our head is so full of thoughts. Practice getting quite. Learn to identify with the witness and not the thoughts in your head. From the perspective of the witness tune in to your authentic desires in the present moment. Don't let the voice in your head talk you out of them. Many of us are fed up with willing ourselves through life. When will and desire are not aligned, life becomes one long marathon. The struggle never seems to end, and it feels like it takes ever more energy just to maintain the status quo. Eventually things fall apart when we are just willing ourselves through life, without love or desire. When it does, will you cling or let it go with a smile? Sometimes we have to breakdown to breakthrough. Sometimes we have to whimper before we find our roar. The answers are all inside of you. You just have to get quite enough to hear them. This is the season of action. This is the season of change. This is a time of growth. Align with destiny. Connect with your heart and desires and align them with your will. Its time to whimper or roar. I know there is a lion inside you. #energyupdate #fullmoon #breakthrough
10 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
#157 | Trust That God Is in the Details
On the spiritual journey we know not where we go, or how we'll get there. But we can trust that God is in the details. We've all heard the old saying "the devil is in the details," which implies our best laid plans will be undermined by the unforeseen. When we try to plan each step of the way with exactitude we inevitably find this is the case. Because our limited intelligence can't possibly foresee all the variables. Instead, I say God is in the details. The details are not mine to work out. My job is to put one foot in front of the other and follow where spirit leads me. My job is to do God's will in the present moment and strive to be love in action. I leave mid and long term planning to god. The analytical mind is a useful tool for accomplishing short term goals. But beyond that we must leave room for spirit. Instead of planning every step of the journey, we should listen to what is being called for in the present moment. When we get clarity on that our job is to put one foot in front of the other, and be willing to change course as directed. #faith #spiritualjourney #awakening
22 minutes | Jun 19, 2021
#156 | Summer Solstice 2021: The Journey Is the Goal
In this Summer Solstice 2021 energy update we discuss the energetic themes for the summer. The summer solstice will be June 20th in the northern hemisphere, and the longest day of the year. Solar energy is at its strongest during this period, which often means a period of intense action and change. As we navigate change it is important to remember the journey is the goal. Difficulties we may encounter on the path are not obstacles to our eventual destination, they are necessary experiences for our healing, evolution, and growth. The journey with all its difficulties, pleasures, and pains is the whole point of life. It is important to maintain an attitude of play as we navigate life's journey. When we remember we are just a spirit playing a role, our trials and tribulations don't feel quite so serious. A lightness enters our being, and we recognize come what may everything will be ok. No matter the appearance of things, nothing can eclipse the fundamental rightness of our souls. This summer is going to be a period of movement, inner and outer change. Sometimes that means changes in jobs, where we live, and life circumstances. Other times it may mean shifts in how we relate to our life, our attachments and our ambitions. As we step forward into the future it is important not to cling to the past. There is no putting Humpty Dumpty back together again. Sometimes we need to fall. Sometimes we need to break and shatter open. Don't try to return to the former state. Let what wants to be born come out of the breaking shell. As we navigate the choppy waters of change, endings and beginnings, we have a choice. We can choose surrender, trust, and faith or we can choose contraction, fear, and isolation. Do not withdraw from those who want to help you when things get hard. Be nakedly authentic about your difficulties. We all have our own unique strengths and weaknesses. We all have our part to play in the journey of life. There are always times when god answers our prayers through another being, or works through us to dispense grace. The answers to our prayers are often found in our beloved community of friends, family, and soul mates. Share your gifts, and freely receive gratitude. Be honest about your suffering, and a sympathetic ear when another is in pain. Share your victories, triumphs, and tragedies alike. This is the circle of life, and the foundation of the beloved community. As you plant and grow this summer align with this divine economics of abundance and cooperation to harvest the new vision for your life. #smmersolstice #energyupdate #awakening
16 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
#155 | Spiritual Confidence: Overcoming Negative Self Talk and Becoming Confident
In this episode we discuss spiritual confidence and overcoming negative self talk and becoming confident. Confidence is key to being effective in the world. But many of us are crippled by negative self talk. When we get distance between the voice in our head and witnessing awareness we get enough space to change the way we think. When we change the narrative we change our self image, and can become more confident. Another component of being confident is not being identified with whatever role you are playing. You are not your social role, you are the immortal soul beneath it all. When you realize you are a soul playing a role, you can play the game of life with much more ease and grace. The division between the spiritual and mundane is a false division. Our spiritual practices such as Kriya yoga not only help us evolve spiritually, but they also make us more effective in the world.
57 minutes | Jun 12, 2021
#154 | Rich Lewis Interview: Centering Prayer and Returning to the Well of Faith
In this Rich Lewis interview we discuss centering prayer and returning to the well of faith. Centering prayer is a Christian contemplative practice and form of meditation, where you sit in silence and make yourself available to receive god's presence. If the mind wanders you can use a holy word or focus on the breath. But the goal of centering prayer is to simply sit in the silence and allow yourself to be transformed by god's presence acting through you. Rich Lewis is an author, long time student of centering prayer, and a centering prayer coach. During our interview we discuss how silence transforms us from the inside out, and how no matter what your religion the silence is the same for all of us. The silence is the "divine therapy," as centering prayer founder Thomas Keating once said. When we sit in the silence, we are sitting in god's presence. It is in that presence that our subconscious mind is detoxed and our mental chatter begins to calm, and we are reunited with our true self. Centering prayer is an ancient form of Christian meditation revitalized in the 1970s by Trappist monk Thomas Keating and others. Though it has Christian roots, centering prayer is something anyone can do no matter your religious background. During my conversation with Rich we also discuss how the mystical Christian lineage differs from the mainstream. Many of us have a "god wound" from early Christian indoctrination that didn't make sense to our hearts, minds, or souls. Those of us who come to a spiritual path later in life often do so because of a mystical experience of the reality of god as love and oneness. During my interview with Rich we talked about how mystical Christians have been drinking at that same well of faith all along. Check out Rich's new book on centering prayer entitled "Sitting with God: A Journey to Your True Self Through Centering Prayer" below: https://silenceteaches.com/about-the-books/ #centeringprayer #contemplation #silence
19 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
#153 | June New Moon Energy Update 2021: Slow Down or Be Slowed Down
In this June New Moon Energy Update 2021 we discuss the energetic themes for the June new moon and the June 10th solar eclipse. Stress is going to be at an all-time high around this solar eclipse and new moon. Job, family, and home life may all be experiencing intensity. This solar eclipse is like a hard reset. You may feel like a computer overheating, juddering to a stop, then rebooting with a clean slate from a higher perspective. You may be busier than ever around this new moon. A one-person band with way too many balls in the air. It is at these times when we think we can’t possibly take on one more thing that the universe intervenes and slows us down with sickness or the unexpected. Don’t fight the involuntary slow down if/when it comes, think of it as a needed rest and reset. As you move feverishly from one thing to the other, try to remain totally present. When you are too burdened with worries about the past or anxiety about the future, you are useless in the present moment. Totally commit to what you are doing in the present moment, and work through that to do list one item at a time. The lightning bolt of change may strike around this new moon solar eclipse. Sudden movement or change may occur. As we said in our June Energy Update, ride the bolt of lightning and don’t be burnt by it. When sudden change strikes flexibility is key. If you are feeling confused and overwhelmed make time to slow down before the universe slows you down. The clarity you seek will be found in your inner stillness. We access our inner intuition through the gateway of our calm exterior mind. When we are distracted and our mind is full of thoughts, we are unable to hear our inner wisdom. When the lightning bolt of change strikes silence and slowing down will give you the space you need to see past the obvious. Through the silence you will be able to perceive the deeper lessons and bigger picture. You will notice that whatever is present in your life is moving you towards something better. We are moving towards actualizing the new vision for our lives. But the stress of birth precedes the delivery. Endings precede beginnings. This is the nature of things. Don’t fight the stress of birthing something new. Don’t resist the endings when they come. Welcome the new beginnings when they arrive. The final pieces are falling into place. This is the judder before the restart. You are being upgraded. You’ll restart from a higher perspective. But don’t get too comfortable, there is more to come.
23 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
#152 | Feeling the Pressure: Discomfort and Spiritual Growth
A lot of us are feeling the pressure of this eclipse season, but discomfort and spiritual growth go hand in hand. I've been dancing with discomfort and spiritual growth for the past ten years. Discomfort has become an old friend. Each time the soul needs to expand I feel pressure to change to make room for it. For most of the past ten years the pressure has been around the need for personal transformation, healing, and aligning with spirit. For the last four or five the pressure has been building to move towards spiritual vocation. The blueprint of healer, teacher, and devotee of god was activated in 2011 during my initial spiritual awakening. However, it has taken ten years of consenting to transformation and feeling discomfort to get to a point where I'm ready, willing, and able to serve. I've come to think of discomfort as god's hand on my shoulder guiding me towards...something. What that something is I'm not sure. Though the details are coming into focus. Transformation is ultimately on god's time table. Our job is to do the best we can without attachment to the fruits of our labor, and consent to our own transformation and growth.
20 minutes | Jun 5, 2021
#151 | June Ascension Energies 2021: Surrendering to Love
In this June Ascension Energy 2021 episode we discuss the ascension energies for June. When I connected with intuitive guidance for the ascension energies this month the top of my solar plexus lit up, with the energy moving through the choice point at the diaphragm, up to the heart, high heart, throat chakra, and finally to start consciousness. The energy for this month is all about choice, embodiment, and aligning to the highest version of ourselves. The movement from the solar plexus to the heart chakra requires us to make a choice. We must choose to love over and over again, and choose not to go into judgment, fear, and separation. Love is a choice. We choose to surrender to love. Once we choose love and surrender to giving and receiving it, we are then asked to embody love in mind, body and soul. It is this recognition of truth an aligning with truth that allows love to return to its source at star consciousness, enabling us to experience the ever new bliss of god communion. June is a very upper chakra month, mixed with physical intensity. This may cause you to feel overstimulated. You may feel raw, and your third density life may feel like sandpaper on your soul. You will get a lot of clarity this month. You will see in stark contrast the difference between the highest version of you and your current life. You are being shown the direction you need to be moving in, but resist taking drastic unskillful actions. While your destination may be clear and the present moment unsustainable and even intolerable at times, we should still strive to honor our karma. Move swiftly but gracefully and honorably towards the new vision. Tie up the loose ends of the old life with integrity. Otherwise, the new vision will be poisoned by the seeds of new karma created by the unskillful transition from the past. If you feel hopeless, tired, and world weary, give it to god. Surrender it all to divine plan for your life. Allow yourself to receive god's love and beatitude. #ascensionenergy #energyupdate #love
21 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
#150 | June Energy Update 2021: Riding the Lightning Bolt of Change
In this June 2021 Energy Update we discuss the energetic themes for the month of June. June is going to be a month of completion and choice. We said May was going to be the flowering of the new vision for our lives, and for many of us that meant the people, resources, and energy for the next version our lives started physically manifesting. However, May was really about the foundation for the new vision coming into our physical reality. In contrast, June is much more a month of blossoming and completion. For many June will be a culminating month and time of harvesting the fruits of hard work well done from previous months, years, or even decades Change is coming at us like a lightning strike in June. Lightening isn’t gentle, it is intense. But its intensity is what makes it deeply transformational. When change rips through your life like lightening you may feel tempted to try an control it. You may go into a place of fear. You may feel tempted to cling onto the past. Don’t try to control lightning when it strikes. There is a time and a place for control. This isn’t one of them. Don’t allow yourself to become rigid and inflexible. In order to ride the lightning and not get burnt, you need to be flexible. You have to be willing to go where it goes. Flow with the abrupt change as it comes into your life. Let go of the stories and judgments about how and where the lightning should strike. Nobody can ride lightning. Be nobody. You’ll only but disturbed to the extent you are identified with illusion. Physical reality is in a constant state of change. Remain centered on what is real, which is that aspect of your awareness which simply witnesses - that aspect of self which is unmodified by exterior change. When riding lightning remain anchored inside, in the stillness and spaciousness of your own witnessing awareness. Many of you are stepping into your spiritual maturity and mastery right now. Eventually all seekers become finders. When the seeker becomes a finder, the law of responsibility asks that we also become sharers. When spirit opens a door to expand your capacity to serve others walk through it. This is spiritual springtime. It is a time of regeneration and rebirth. We are still in a time of endings and beginnings. Old cycles that have governed our physical reality are coming to an end. New cycles are just starting. For those of us stepping into our spiritual maturity the last piece of the puzzle is coming into place. We are at a point of completion. Lightning is about to strike, ending the old game and beginning another. Yet the element of choice always remains. We still must choose our transformation and growth. We still much choose to let go of the old and embrace the new. God will open the door, but we must choose to walk through it. There are many good things about the past that we may nostalgically cherish and reflect upon. But don’t cling to lessons already learned. Don’t hold onto old identities you have outgrown. The old will give you an opportunity to double down on the past jut as the new invites you towards change and transformation. Its ultimately up to you to choose which you prefer. We all get exactly what we need, not matter our choice. Whenever we walk a path of spiritual service, there is always a testing of our faith. The outward success of our deeds and offerings is not assured. But the inner success comes when we simply consent to serve.
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