Author: Aerin Alexander

ENERGY for Real Changes in Our Lives

Dear Being Energy Community,

In 1996, Carlos Castaneda urged me to make real long lasting changes in my life. He told me that true change comes from a place of energy. If you have no energy, you cannot make changes.

It’s so cool to me that even though he told this to me almost 20 yeas ago, it is still as important and relevant to our lives as ever. In fact, it seems that our own energy is really the most important resource we need to live a meaningful life.

Here is what he helped me formulate about my own story and I want to share with you: (oh, and by the way, this is the very thing that we will be practicing and expanding on at our upcoming workshop in the magical, powerful Chichén-Itzá, in Mexico!)

“The first thing that I could tell you is that a total change of personality, expectations, goals and purpose is what shamans look for as the basic principle of their lives. Unfortunately, this is something impossible to attain in the world of everyday life.

I have friends my age who have already had to go through several therapies in search of help, in search of solace. They want to change more than anything else in this world, but they cannot. There is something that doesn’t allow them to do it. And their best efforts fade into mere promises of change.

They construct lists of possible ways to change. They tell themselves that the coming year is the year in which their necessary changes will take place. They call all this ‘New Year’s Resolutions.’ They say, ‘This year will be different.’

When I was ten years old, I was already involved in making lists of changes that never took place.

Shamans ask why these resolutions to change are never fulfilled. If one is willing to change so sincerely, why don’t these changes ever take place? We don’t even come close to change; it seems to run away from us.

Shamans say that the reason for all of this is our lack of energy. They say that something stops us by dispersing our vital energy. Shamans are very emphatic about this point. They assert that there is something that leaves us with only sufficient energy for self-reflection. Therefore, we are never, ever able to go beyond our lists of promises. Our lists are the ultimate expression of self-reflection. This self-reflection is, of course, the cult of me, I and myself.

Castaneda, every time he wants to point out my vice of self-reflection, sings to me a song that the old nagual, Don Juan, used to sing to him: ‘Me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me.’

But it is impossible to talk about a genuine change of behavior unless we have sufficient energy to carry it out. The only way to acquire sufficient energy is by saving it. And by learning how to gather it. One way to gather energy is through movements.”

Gathering energy through movements is what we practice in our daily Being Energy classes and in all our workshops and events. Movement is life and there is no life without movement. Physical movement leads to states of well-being not only as a physiological response, but also as a shift in perception, in our consciousness. Our ordinary interpretation of the world around us, shifts, and we get a glimpse to new possibilities for thinking, feeling and acting.

Consistent systematic practice and shifts, leads to enhance consciousness: we are not just what/who we think we are, our identifications can be broadened and acknowledged. Here is where we have CHOICE. And there is no possibility of choice without energy.

Go for a walk, clean your house, join our daily classes, move!

Unconditional Love IS Possible–It Starts with Gratitude

Dear Being Energy Community,

My name is Ariadna Vásquez Sansores and I want to tell you about my two last names, because they refer to a dream of the past, of magic and adventure stories. I was born in Campeche; well, I was actually born in Mexico D.F., but Libertad, my mother, believed that Campeche is a beloved land worthy of a birthplace, and that it would offer me the best protection and refuge.  So I continue by saying I was born in Campeche, a place of flavors and infinite colors, a city’s protective walls, a green land where you can dream in a hammock on a silent, warm and casual day…

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On my father’s side, my grandfather Rodolfo Vásquez, whose real name was Rodolfo Guerra, gave us that guerrero (warrior) power. I did not know it until my father told me the story of how Rodolfo saved my family. They were stuck in a car in the middle of the train tracks. The train came to them as a runaway horse, which could not be stopped. Rodolfo went under the car to push it, with all the spirit that allows everything to manifest, saving his family from a mortal blow. My family story is one of love. I give thanks to Rodolfo Guerrero, who gave me the wisdom of fighting to the last breath.

My grandmother Magda gave me the wisdom of enjoying any situation. From her I remember her infinite smile at all times. I could imagine her sitting on a train in India, not understanding the language and smiling at everyone. Thank you, Magda for letting me experience your patience and your fun way of overcoming everything, and understanding everyone with just your eyes connecting with them.

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On the Sansores side, grandfather Carlos was paralyzed throughout half of his body, including speech paralysis, for 23 years. In his silence he created his own movement technique, how to move the head to remove the pain, and the language to find sound, using hands and legs to find strength for standing and walking. He was slowly rediscovering how to move, as well as the construction of certain words. In his leisurely manner of expression he taught us the movements that had come to him as through a dream, from his connection with the universe.  He was patient when teaching us: slow, speaking without despair, not concerned that we might get irritated and want to leave his room, as many times we did not want to listen to him. Before his death, I asked him how it felt to be unable to speak after being a great orator, of not being able to move after having been a swimmer of hearty seas. ¨It was the most beautiful meditation of my life,” he said.  He taught me silence, breathing  and movement.

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Grandmother Elsa San Román, Mommy Elsita, as I called her affectionately, died with a very strong pain that cancer had managed to double. My memory is that she always learned to accept her pain with all the aplomb of the world, laughing at it, the little pain that accompanied her, addressing it affectionately. She was always friendly through this difficult illness. I remember that she took the time to speak to each of us, as if it were the only thing she had to do in life. Mommy Elsita always had time for everyone, for a rich discussion, to celebrate, to share her wisdom. So I learned that time was physical, the magic of giving and embracing.

When I found myself on the path which led me to the knowledge of the shamans of ancient Mexico, over 20 years, I noticed that it included a little bit of all these magical beings who had surrounded me forever. I feel that I don’t make sense without them; I feel that everything counts in our lives.

Now, it is only a question of starting each day with my practice of love and gratitude. All these feelings of childhood have been the common thread that leads me to rediscovering the warmth, taste, color, elegance, affection, silence, temple, patience, fortitude, smiles, talk, love, the pause and the magic of being, which is for my ENERGY BEING.

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I have been teaching in the daily online classes for teachers and for the public. I want to use my knowledge to help my family, friends or anyone else to find their own rhythm and flow with the universe Love and Will. Thank you for reading my story,

Ari

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Unconditional Love: Bridge the Gender Gap and Find Flow in Your Relationships

John Lennon’s song “Imagine” captures something fundamental—a natural longing for harmony and love.

“Imagine all the people living for today… Imagine all the people living life in peace…”

During the holiday season, the idea of peace on earth is especially present. We may be dreamers, but we’ve experienced and seen in others a transformation from isolation to connection and unconditional love. Harmony starts with each of us, and we each have the opportunity to find and radiate peace.

This new year presents a marker that you can grab to pay attention to how you relate to others, especially to those of the opposite sex. What gender roles do you fall into? What do you play out? Does the behavior support your wellbeing?

Nothing can drag us down quicker than unresolved frustrations and tensions in our relationships. It is also true that these things can be our greatest teachers. This is especially true in our most intimate relationships where “the other” is ever present to challenge us and help us reach new understandings of ourselves and others.

Relationships have an evolutionary purpose, helping us to learn, to overcome old beliefs, and to unfold our full potential as humans.

In fact, humans are hard-wired to relate. The trouble is that we can get stuck in unfruitful loops.

For greater harmony in our communities and in the world, we can look first at our relationships with those in our lives. If you want to deeply explore this theme and learn exercises for transforming old patterns and relating in ways that promote vitality, we invite you to participate in Being Energy’s next Path with Heart series, all about unconditional love.

This new series will directly address the role of relationships in our lives. Relationships, said Carlos Castaneda, are the key to freedom. He encouraged us to “give a blank check” of unconditional love to others—to learn to love without expecting anything in return.

In this brand new year of 2015, we send our wishes to you for greater freedom and harmony. Maybe we’ll even see you in the Path with Heart classes, where we’ll share tools to help us all realize unconditional love.

Welcoming 2015

Dear Being Energy Community,

As the 2014 comes to a close, we wanted to give you the following ritual for bringing more joy and wondrous expansion into your life in the year ahead. Carlos Castaneda taught it to us many years ago, and we are grateful to be able to share it with you now.

The steps are these:

  1. Clear out the old before the New Year.  On December 29 and 30, and even throughout the day on December 31, clear up some space in your home. Remove clutter, donate clothing that you aren’t using anymore, clean out and organize cabinets and drawers, and vacuum your floors; clean your windows and water your plants—all with a feeling of openness and readiness. The aim is to clean your home physically and energetically. There are four essential ways to do this:
  • Throw things away that are not really relevant or needed
  • Give things away, letting those things bring something to someone while freeing you of any associated history with the objects
  • Dust off, wipe and wash your home, or at least a selected part of it, such as your bedroom or desk area
  • Rearrange things; change the placement of furniture, artwork and/or other objects to revitalize the energy flow of your space(s)
  1. On December 31, before midnight, attend to your desk or writing space. Organize bills and papers, and clear space so that you can comfortably sit to write a list of dreams and projects for the New Year.
  2. Next, take a pen or pencil and piece of paper, and get ready to make a list.
  • Mentally review what dreams and projects you were able to accomplish in 2013. What things stood out? What new relationships have you established? What came to a closure? What new things have you learned, or insights have you gained with respect to your:
  1. Health
  2. Emotions
  3. Thoughts
  4. Family and community
  5. Larger global community of planet Earth
  • Now list all of these on a piece of paper labeled 2013. The idea is to review and distill what 2013 brought to you, and write it down so that you can be consciously aware of these experiences going into the New Year. Notice as you write if new insights or ideas come to you.
  1. Take a second piece of paper to start a new list. Name the list 2014, and write down what you want to accomplish or see unfold in this New Year. It might help to think of the categories of:
  • Family and friends
  • Work
  • Health
  • Personal development
  1. Take a pause. You’ve cleared space, reviewed the year that’s passing and set forth dreams and goals for the year ahead. Now that you have your lists, take a little break to attend to any responsibilities or other commitments.
  2. At around 11:30 p.m., return to your writing space (it’s almost midnight!).Sit in silence for a moment and put your attention on the things on your 2014 list—those things that you want to see unfold in the New Year. You may even want to write an outline of what you would like to do, or draw a picture of yourself getting the job of your dreams, etc. Sit with it as long as you like, making sure you feel connected with it all, with your personal life path, and with the Universe by the time the clock strikes midnight.
  3. At midnight, on this first moment of the New Year, let the wave of your dreams wash over you.

Carlos Castaneda would tell his students that, at midnight, the light of the Spirit or Universe comes and “watches us”—a force descends upon us, and this is a very powerful moment to be present and aware—to feel it and become acquainted with it.

As we set our collective intentions, we hold best wishes for you all—for your joy and expansion, for your creation of new, inspiring projects, for your showering of kindness on all those around you. May our light and love radiate out to your communities and to the whole world.

Happy New Year!

Aerin and Miles

The Magic of the South – Luis Luna in the Spotlight

Dear Being Energy Community,

Hello, my name is Luis. I live in the southern hemisphere, in Chile, in a city adjacent to sea and mountains, with native forests struggling to survive. This urban environment is nourished and cooled by seven lakes and wind, wind that throws us around bringing us messages of various colors that motivate me to participate, interact and live with.

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I studied Veterinary Medicine at the Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia and have worked with various animals mainly in the clinic. In Concepción I created a small animal clinic, where we mainly attended to dogs and cats. We had an examination room, operating room, hospital, and provided grooming. There were 8 people working there until shortly after the earthquake of February 2010.

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I have also worked with plants and worked in the fields most of my life. At one time I became very interested in medicinal herbs, among them St. John’s Wort, Hypericum peroratum. I emphasize it beause we had to grow it almost from scratch: conduct a feasibility study, collect the seeds and seedlings in a nursery until it became a plantation of two hectares. We began harvesting, drying, sorting and packaging, producing for export to Germany along with other producers.

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Always restless and wanting to know more, I took some trips to attend courses and workshops in Bio-construction and Recycling, where I finished and graduated. I was teaching classes in recycling in some schools in the city of Concepcion and presenting a model of a solar water heater built with recycled materials to some community groups, so that they themselves could make a tool that would provide them with free hot water nearly year-round.

Several years ago I read The Teachings of Don Juan, by Carlos Castaneda, and from there spent much time in search of something unknown. I studied Osho, Jodorowsky, shamanic meditations and when I became reacquainted with the books of Carlos Castaneda, I could not stop following an attraction that was leading me. Without knowing why I started going to seminars in Argentina. It was like a magnet; I always wanted more, more movements, more sharing, more knowledge.

Then Being Energy arrived and, as they say, everything made more sense. I could not stay static, I felt I must keep learning and the learning did not just belong to me. I could tell it was my heritage and that the traditions were similar to many many others, so I started teaching meditation and techniques at different places, techniques to release and relax, to show a different way of seeing and facing life.

The first time I found myself facing a moment, I felt a shiver. I was a student, who by his own efforts, could find a drop of peace, light, clarity and witness that moment. I felt such happiness and excitement, I understood that it was and is my path with heart.

I am a graduate of Being Energy modules 1 and 3. I have worked with people facing drug addiction problems by teaching the Being Energy® movements, attention techniques, ways of relieving anxiety. This has been a great challenge that involves a lot of restraint and discipline. Working with people who at first do not want to engage with you is extremely difficult, however, I managed to work with a group who learned to control anxiety, to breathe, to slow down, to be able to sleep without pills. Some even began to sculpt and paint, while others entered classes in carpentry or welding, where seemingly no alternatives to complicated situations exist. I behold no achievement more beautiful than this.

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I am currently teaching Being Energy classes twice a week in a foundation of the Hogar de Cristo, which supports people who are in poverty or experience social exclusion. I also teach Being Energy movements in Being Energy seminars in Concepción and Viña del Mar. I am in charge of a small group of teenagers with whom we practice moving energy, focusing attention and concentration, growing, learning to breathe, finding discipline and purpose.

See more about Hogar de Cristo here.

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To Donate to Hogar de Cristo from outside of Chile, click here.

I am also creating a center for therapies, sleep control, therapies for good sleep, therapies for a good living, aiming to provide the tools for others to find a way to pause, something necessary in the hustle of everyday life.

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It is an honor to share, it is a great joy to be here and now.

Sincerely and with all the affection,

Luis Luna

Saying Thank you – The first step for transformation

How to be thankful when you don’t feel thankful

Once a year here in the U.S. (and elsewhere), we unite and in the thought to be thankful. Thanksgiving is a wonderful reminder to connect to the inner state of gratefulness and, when we are grateful, a whole cascade of neurochemicals is released in our bodies, lowering inflammation and stimulating repair and immune mechanisms. When we are in gratefulness, we feel connected to others and we are happier.

The thing is, sometimes Thanksgiving week comes and we are just not “there.” We are going through issues, stresses, hurts, and are having a hard time finding what to say thank you for, much less have the feeling of gratitude. We may say to ourselves “forget this, Thanksgiving is an arbitrary date and I don’t have control over what is happening to me just these days.” What can we do to jump into the stream of gratitude?

Here is a practical exercise you can do:

• Sit on the edge of a chair, with your belly and chest open, feet planted on the floor.
• Take 3 breaths and feel your body there, sitting where you are. Relax your eyes and your tongue.
• Connect to an area of your body that is in good condition, that you feel works well (it might be your lungs, your heart, a strong muscle area). Feel that area of your body.
• Say thank you to that part of your body. It is there, working well, so it is easy to be grateful for that. OK; now we are in mini gratefulness, our launch pad.
• Next, imagine that you are out in orbit at the edge of space, like where the Space Station is, and look at yourself from that distance. If you are not a visual person no problem, just get the feeling of seeing yourself up there from space. Then, from there, you ask yourself:

“Is there any other thing that I have in my life that I can say thank you to?”

• Let it come to you and say thank you. It is the best thing you can do for yourself and others, right now!

Luis Alonso – Recapitulating as a way of healing and finding your life’s purpose

Dear Energy Energy Community,

My name is Luis Alonso. I live in Costa Rica where I have been fortunate to find experiences with biodiversity and nature. From an early age I have been feleing in touch with Mother Earth.

At sixteen I encountered the work of Carlos Castaneda, and, since then, I realized that the Path with heart of a warrior it was the right path for me. Although I did not understand it at that time, strengthening hearts and releasing people’s stress was part of my journey.

Reading the work of Carlos Castaneda caused me to begin with the practice of recapitulation, and from my experiences during the process, I decided to study psychology.

When I was a student, there were many people who influenced me but, in particular, two marked me profoundly. One of these people led me to the discipline of psychoanalysis, and led me to rethink all of the theorizing I had done so far, thanks to a famous phrase he shared in those memorable classes, “People do not heal by remembering, but as they ente rinto the process of healing they start remembering.”

The other person was a recognized professor, and to my surprise, built upon the ideas in the books of Carlos Castaneda in her classes. She had made contact with the ancient culture of the Cordillera de Talamanca and the indigenous people with whom she had worked more than 20 years.

As a boy, I felt very curious about the pre-Columbian past and loved visiting historical settlements, as well as mountains and volcanoes.

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It was fascinating to feel that again, the so-called primitive origins, wrapped in great mystery, were claimed to have been lost. This made me feel an indescribable frustration and deep sadness.

After hearing the stories of don Juan, I used to fantasize about a lot about people who walked in those settlements and mountains, because, just as he sensed, the “new world” had a lot more history than the five hundred years we were led to believe.

I walked many hours in Guayabo National Park, now an abandoned downtown area, but once had been a center for meetings and ceremonies, where the cultures of South and North met. The energy that exudes from that place along with the burial and archaeological remains inflamed my imagination in an extraordinary way.

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Only after contact with the ancient culture of Talamanca did I realized that the pre-Columbian tradition is still alive and has not been lost.

It was revelatory for me to get to know the council Awapa, consisting of shamans of these ranges, who introduced me to their mystical tradition around healing. They taught me their practices, which I studied earnestly and seriously. The study involves ethics and basic training for up to six years, and then continues with what our culture calls “postgraduate.”

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Based on the contact I had with the elders, they are called shamans in this area, I helped break preconceived beliefs surrounding their traditions. For example, I had been told that the Indians did not have writing, which made me wonder. I found that they do have a very developed writing system.

My daily work duties revolve around human rights. I conduct workshops on sexuality and a comprehensive approach to the prevention of HIV/AIDS, NGOs and research projects.

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I spend my time too, at the clinic, as a psychoanalyst, where I try to give people the ability to align to new realities, where they may be happier and more in line with their desires.

While I do not always use Being Energy® movements directly with the people in my care, they are an important avenue for my work, helping with my self-care and changing my vibration, which influences the vibration of the people with whom I come into contact .

The energy movements are important in the workshops I offer, because they help to break the ice, to move the group energy in a positive way. They also generate an opening toward new horizons, help to move away from prejudice, and to apprehend reality, specifically, the mystery that surrounds us, without expectations.

By way of self-care and clinical research I write a blog, www.implicaciones.wordpress.com, where I seek to forge bridges between silent knowledge and the notion of the unconscious, as uncovered by psychoanalysis, reflected in the Spanish terms, espirituanálisis or Spychanalyse.

Broadly speaking, this new trend in spiritual psychoanalysis recovers a concept understood in ancient Greece, and develops the notion of the unconscious from the phenomenon of the third person. Recent advances in this direction make it possible to involve the Analyst’s work with what don Juan said in the West, as the displacement and movement of the assemblage point.

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For the emerging research I propose terms and key factors that resonate with silent knowledge and terms such as seeing and recapitulation. Moreover, I think and feel that the whole tradition of dreaming has much to say to the knowledge generated around Dream Interpretation discovered by Freud.

The blog, a modest work, seeks to link the small, albeit fundamental concepts of the ancient tradition, such as the movement and displacement of the assemblage point, to the clinical practice that enables Spychanalyse.

I recognize, however, that the work of don Carlos and the Toltec tradition has a profound influence for other areas of psychology, for example, body psychology, and in all areas of knowledge in general.

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I feel that the daily practice of the Being Energy movements has generated many benefits in me, and with the available energy I have to face everyday life, improve relationships with family and friends, and bring quality focus to my hobbies. I have also found that the movements are associated with healing the physical body and the restoration of energy that is nurtured in a daily practice.

The movements are a great legacy for the people of this time and I am happy to share them with anyone who wants to learn.

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Seduced by the Power of Love

In the height of the light from last week’s full moon, we found ourselves speaking to a crowd of five hundred enthusiastic people who had come from around the US and abroad to immerse themselves in a week-long workshop on Spirit and Consciousness. Organized by the Chopra Center, this biannual event has grown into a big, fantastic experience for nourishing the soul and waking up our deep connection with the abstract.

We were fortunate to be invited to present at this year’s event. It was an honor to be a part of such a wonderful and broad-based gathering, together with Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson and Martha Beck.

We taught participants a sequence of Being Energy® movements to wake up energy at the feet and trunk and bring it to the heart—a companion to a recapitulation experience. We framed the recapitulation as a means to become more aware of what we do and to recover energy trapped within the emotional experience of past events.

We shared some of the concepts of recapitulation as it relates to quantum physics principles and the current science of consciousness.

Deepak expressed how the recapitulation trains us to see that we are not the experience; we are the Consciousness that is having the experience.

To this, we added that the recapitulation is another way to bring us to the present and access stored energy, so that we can all live up to our full human potential. In the recapitulation, we go into the quantum realm and we time  travel with our minds to release and restore our energy and renew ourselves. 

The recapitulation is about recapturing energy that we gave up in past interactions and bringing it to the present moment. In the recapitulation, we enter into the body and we reach into the realm of the non-local. We go back in time-space with our awareness and move our perceptual point about the past experience. Then, we bring that new perception back to the present moment and Here We Are… we’ve freed up our energy in this process. We’ve reformulated our perception of the meaning of a past event, and liberated the energy trapped in the feelings we carry from it.

To conclude our presentation, we all danced the energy movements to the tune of Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On.

We had a blast, and shared some key things about an ancient practice applied to our modern times: the recapitulation.

We can’t wait to do it again!

NOW-ing: Journeying into the Present Moment

Dear Worldwide Community,

What blew my mind?

Realizing that the present moment is not a physical place, or a time zone; it is not found or lost; it is not a “thing,” I cannot google it; it is not tangible, yet I can embody it.

Most spiritual practices talk about the importance of living in the present moment in the here and the now. I have not yet found a way of understanding what do we mean by “here” and by “now.” Until Now.

The theme of our two latest workshops in Moscow and Tuscany was transformation and it was based on the myth of “The Plumed Serpent.” We presented, with the help of our BE teachers, Valentina, Sergey, Oksana, and Barbara, key aspects of Being Energy® work, key movement sequences, like “Gathering Energy for Silence,” “Intending Presence” and “Flow” to revitalize the body and mind, to invigorate our spirits. And we did a journey into the plumed serpent through movements and story telling.

The effect of the movements and the mass of practitioners practicing them was sublime. All of us entered into non-local states of keen awareness and silence after our first workshop session.

On the second day we had other BE teachers sharing their personal stories of transformation, as a way to illustrate the journey of the plumed serpent that represents the journey of our consciousness. Their stories depicted where we may find ourselves at different stages of becoming, in different facets of our lives.

Now, what we didn’t plan, and what BLEW our minds, was that the stories themselves had such power that they brought us to a new experience and understanding of what it is to be in the PRESENT MOMENT. For the first time I got a glimpse of what is “NOW.”

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Pavel told us the story of losing all his savings on a bad investment last year and how he is trying to recuperate from it. What he found out is that he had a deep fear of rejection and wanted to please his associates in the business. He pushed his personal needs to the side for their sake, betraying some how, his own heart. That brought him to connect to an early memory of childhood where that habit/pattern began. It is with admiration for Pavel, for having the courage to put this on the table and start his healing process, that we share parts of his story with you!

Guido shared his experience of working with Doctors Without Borders, an international organization that aids victims of war. That was a dream of his for more than 15 years. He waited for the perfect moment in his life and left his family to work in Jordan on the border with Syria for 7 months. He shared the traumas and the suffering that people go through every day, and how that opened his heart. We all witnessed how Guido changed, his eyes shined brightly, his sweetness unfolded a new knowledge.

Roberta shared with us where she is in this moment of her life: searching for her “power spot,” a new direction, a new job, a new way of thinking and perceiving herself. She was so honest and so open, we all held space for her tears to roll and sweep over us.

Finally, Inge told us her story of how she raised her child by herself. After years of feeling shame, she now realizes what a heroic act she has done. She has turned the wheel of time: she has a completely new view and perception of her life and herself. She embodies strength, impeccability, courage, and, most importantly, immense love. She lives her quest for becoming.

All these stories carried a force beyond our comprehension. We were transported into our own stories of fear, power, shame and curiosity, entering into an unfolding process where past, present and future were happening in the NOW.

We experience NOW, as a NOW-ing, taking place in our minds, bodies and spirits.

A big aha was and is realizing that the PRESENT moment is not a noun, is a Verb. It is not pre-established, pre-existing. It exists as I exist WITH it.

I remember what my dance teacher told me long ago, “Your core is not a physical place in your body. Your core is something you need to find in movement, in the unfolding of your breath.”

The NOW unfolds within me, you, us, with our breath, with our movement, in the co-creation of what we call “reality.”

Thanks to all who joined us in person and in spirit in these two events; thank you to our brave teachers for daring to become in the NOW-ing.

Aerin

Wonder: Changing the World

Dear Being Energy Community,

What are you passionately curious about?  What fills you with wonder? 

As practitioners of Being Energy®,  many of us have a deep connection to all or at least one aspect of the practice:  the movements, the guided explorations, or the Recapitulation practices.  We lose ourselves in the silence and connect to our inner seer.

We become explorers and someties teachers on a path with heart.  We learn and gain real knowledge from our experiences.

Calling on our passion is a potent first step for teachers of any kind. Sometimes it takes time for us to rediscover or reignite a passion that went adrift in a life filled with routines for making a living or caring for family.  Sometimes the practice is dedicated to finding out why we do what we do most hours of the day, until we remember what makes us passionate about our work or the work we secretly want to do.

When we find our passion again, we find clarity, the eyes shine, and we awaken our inner seer.  We discover ourselves in a mood of childlike curiosity, the perfect place for a teacher to be!

As a Being Energy® Teacher or practitioner, how are you using the knowledge of the seers of ancient Mexico in your work, in your day-to-day?

The BE community is a conglomerate of unique individuals who have been teaching and practicing the movements with all sorts of people in their local communities.  We have posted their personal stories and you can read about them in our community and teacher blogs.  Because we are all unique beings, and in most of the stories shared, BE Teachers are finding a variety of ways to connect with others and engage in a process of learning together, and its often done through teaching.

Each one of us has a gift that is exclusively ours.  If we thought of our body-mind as a musical instrument, our music would sound unlike any other sound in the universe.  As teachers, we are compelled to share our unique perception with others, our song.  When we acquiesce to a strong feeling for teaching, we eventually turn a uniquely personal process into an art of awakening for others.

How does your song move from your heart to others?

The meaningful work each one of us does, we may even say, the work we are on this planet to do, is found through heart-based perception and exploration.  If you felt something while reading this blog, then you know what we’re getting at.  Whether we are teaching or modeling BE practices in our lives, with family or colleagues, we all know that we’re drawn to the path with heart for a reason.

Once we discover what’s in our hearts, the next step is to acquire the skills and tools we need to carry our exploration to another level.  The questions we ask ourselves penetrate deeper into our body-mind system, and at Being Energy we enter a new level of refining the energy movements.

Whether you decide to be a Being Energy® Teacher or not, we enter into a continuous, dynamic process of applying the practice, discovering ourselves, and sharing our knowledge with the community at large.

You probably remember your favorite teachers.  They were parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, school teachers, the ones who were asking questions much of the time, inspiring you with their passion, asking for your input and empowering you to get out there, follow your dream and do something.  Wouldn’t you love to emulate them?

The Being Energy BE Skilled! Classes are a great way for a practitioner or Being Energy® Teacher to enter into a dynamic cycle of practice.  The classes delve deeper into the movements and the Being Energy principles.  You are guided, step-by-step, through the movements and will learn how to modify them to suit your individual needs as well as the needs of others.  The classes are designed to renew and strengthen your connection with your inner seer.

However we choose to BE, we are revolutionaries on this path with heart.  Our practice becomes cyclical, revolving.  Our new perceptions and behaviors are revolutionary because they detach us from unquestioning social norms.  We either model the behaviors of a heart-centered practice, or we teach it to others.   Either way, we are in the process of changing the world.  Perhaps it’s little by little, but sometimes that’s how it works.

Thank you for changing the world with us.