Category: Community’s Blog

Bernard Rooney in the Spotlight

Hello, my name is Bernard Rooney, 

I am an artist from Australia. My great loves are to be in my studio at home, working on a woodcarving, or perhaps a painting – sharing/growing our home and garden with my partner Lisa and kids. We have the rainforest National Park virtually at our doorstep, featuring Antarctic Beech trees which are thousands of years old, relics of Gondwanaland. We love the wild life here; insects and birds enrich our days and nights with their calls and chatter, wallabies (small kangaroos) regularly graze in our garden, whilst the strange calls of dingoes occasionally cross in our valleys.

I live in order to create but find often that my ways of making a living are creative processes in themselves. I am, for instance, currently working as a mill manager on a coffee plantation. I don’t actually like coffee much, although this coffee has won world championships. Its a great opportunity to learn about quality production and operations. Among other things, BE practices have helped me to contact other coffee farmers in the area for greater co-operation and resource sharing. Due to the international daily gatherings on BE platforms I feel I am less insular than I was two years ago; more willing and skillful at connecting and reaching out.

I have plenty to be healthy for, and showing appreciation for life through being healthy, is something I feel strongly supported in at Being Energy. To receive this support-energy in constant mild doses through the days and months is one of the little miracles of my daily life in recent years.


Tom Reavley in the Spotlight

Practitioner of the month!

Arbitration Lawyer Runs BE Classes in beautiful Guanajuato, Mexico

My name is Tom Reavley and I live in the city of Guanajuato in central Mexico. After having vicariously lived the excitement and adventure of my children’s high school foreign exchange programs, I decided to do my own one-year program in Mexico. Foreign language and different cultures have always energized me and I began studying Spanish in Guanajuato. Thirteen years later, I’m still here: running a holistic health center, teaching tai chi and Being Energy®, maintaining a vacation rental house and from time to time returning to the U.S. to serve as an attorney-arbitrator.

My dream is to focus my life on cultivating energy in myself and in others, to teach energy-enhancing movements and techniques, to explore all the possibilities of perception. Of course, I don’t even know how to define “energy”–a situation that irritates my lawyer side no end. But I know it when I feel it: It’s a shine in the eyes, or the optimism and enthusiasm that seems to come out of nowhere just when I am feeling lost. It’s the joy of moving the body just for the pure pleasure of moving. It’s the excitement of pursuing a dream without knowing how things will turn out.

Thank you to the Being Energy Community for opening this space!

A journey into space at our recent Geneva Workshop

Our third annual event in Geneva was a real life changer. The locale is a beautiful renovated chateau amidst forest and regal lawns overlooking Lake Geneva. All participants stay on the premises, and this intimate setting lends itself to focused introspective work. The theme this year, for this module 3 workshop, was “the crack between worlds”—that is, the space of perception that is at the frontier between daily awareness and the awareness of the mystery world, what the seers called the second attention.

And off we went!

At the workshop, we used the element of sound to transport our attention outside of our bodies and into space. After a deep practice of one of the Being Energy® movements, we listened to sounds of interstellar space as recorded by Voyager; it was a magical experience for all of us there. You might have heard that recently the spacecraft Voyager made it to the threshold of our solar system, and has now ventured into the vastness of space. Although space is a virtual vacuum, this does not mean there is no sound. The specially designed instruments aboard the Voyager were designed to pick up and record electromagnetic vibrations, interactions of charged electromagnetic particles from the solar wind, the planet’s magnetospheres, plasma wave phenomena and interactions between the planet’s ionosphere and magnetosphere.

Thank you all of you who came out to the event, and to all the others who wanted to come, but could not make it this time. And for the rest of the community, we share with you some pearls gleaned there, so that we can together soar to new heights of inner silence and silent knowledge.

As some of you said it:

“I appreciated the ‘Voyager’ experience particularly the impact that it had upon my sense of time and space while I was in a state of ‘Inner Silence’.”

“While we were lying and listening the the “space music”, for a moment I perceived my body as a colorful ball vibrating along that mysterious music.”

“The experiences with the sounds of the Voyager made even richer and deeper the experience. As other practitioners said I felt like floating in a big gap, but then in that void I felt the presence of other practitioners and I started traveling with them through visions and dreams.”

Filled with Silence and Energy from Ojai Workshop

We just came back filled with silence and energy from our event at the Ojai Foundation. We spent the weekend gathering energy, experiencing silence, practicing movements, humming and finding our own sounds. We ate delicious organic foods and slept under the trees. We explored and acknowledged our blood families and our energetic lineages.

“We are the people of the Plumed Serpent” and we connected and danced in it. We were blessed with two Kiva’s ceremonies where Justine guided us in singing Hopi prayers and Native American songs to acknowledge mother Earth and our origin, the Stars. Our friend Jerry also guided us into receiving the depth and knowledge of our ancestors.

Thank you to all that joined us, and to all of you that continue supporting our community. We feel blessed, and honor each one of you who contributed to making the event special, profound and simple: love is all around us, we are love.

As the photos above indicate, we enjoyed intimate and heartfelt interactions under the trees with our fellow beings. The gathering helped us all renew, explore and transform.