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Our New Step in Evolution: From homo sapiens to homo universalis

This is an exciting moment for us as human beings. Today, we are in a time that calls for a jump, for a rapid change, not just because we can but because we must.

This is not the time to sit on the sidelines, to be a passive traveler of life. Life on the planet is on the hot seat, beckoning us to get in, get on and get engaged. What comes to us, what life shows us, is defined by the questions we ask, and most often, the best way to boost our learning is to ask better questions; life indeed talks to us back by what kinds of things we ask. My teacher, Carlos Castaneda, called this intending. An evolutionary question has been with me over this past month:

Where are we going? What is happening to our human species? What are our options moving forward?

Over the past thirty days, I immersed myself in two almost back to back conferences that, coming from completely different contexts and styles, gave me each the information and the experience of what this can be. This question brought me back an incredible landscape of what is coming to us, a Wow! moment that I am so excited to share with you.  

I have just returned from a one of a kind conference in Brienz, Switzerland, called ‘Universal Spirituality’. Hosted by The Center for Unity, one of the longest successfully active spiritual communities in the world, and put together piece by piece over the past two years, it brought together twelve elders from different traditions around the world, such as a Maya Priestess from Mexico, a Qi Going master from China, a decades long Peace Envoy from the U.N, a 92 year old human rights leader from Ghana and a Sufi sacred musician from Iran, together with over one hundred leaders with decades of personal practice in peace and spirituality, for a sharing, discussion and inner silence practice experiment on the question of: What can be fundamental common elements of an Universal Spirituality?

What deeply committed individuals are in this world! What profound strength of spirit and heart do exist in people, regardless of culture and race! What a joy it is to feel safe, encouraged, and honored as a human being! I brought back from the conference hope, optimism and resolve. We can make it, we really CAN!

Here are 7 distinct shared elements that I found all spiritualties uphold universally:

  1.  An open heart, having our hearts as a reference point. Being open in our heart center to receive affection and to give love.
  2. Optimism as a choice. Choosing to be shiny and engaging and positive because that is the state of our psychology where doors open and the best outcomes come from.
  3. A practice of being in the present, fully; not partially but fully. This is not a given but something that is cultivated purposely.
  4. Non-judgment towards differences in others, be it religion, race, capacities, predilections and all what is not like me or what I want.
  5. Actively allowing mystery in our life. The state of not knowing is intrinsic to the spiritual experience. Some things we will never know and that is not a threat, that is actually an awe-some, exciting feeling.
  6. Lightness, creativity and joy. Creativity feeds our non-linear self; it is a state of mind. The more detachment from our story we get, the more kid-like we become.
  7. An impulse to give, to help, to support others, to care for the planet. Feeling part of a bigger whole, feeling connected totally enhances our spirit and gives us meaning.

 Here is a powerful pair of questions you can ask yourself, to guide your awareness towards answers within you that can give new meaning and new direction to your spiritual life:

How do you connect to the divine? What are the particular ways, personal to you, in which you feel connected to spirit, to a higher order? Consider this and bring it more clearly into your daily life?

What is important to you, right now, for your spiritual journey? What are the lessons that life is presenting to you in this moment that you need to be aware of, open your eyes to, and embrace? Consider this and let this larger context completely change how you are relating to what is happening now in your life.

During the second day, during a deep meditation practice with all the participants, I could actually feel the silence pressing on my body. Silence had physicality, I could touch it and it enveloped me and everyone around me. In this state, there was no doubt in my body-mind that we all shared these seven traits, and the possibility of really living them. Barbara Marx Hubbard, one of the twelve elders and a leading voice in conscious evolution, stood up and said:

“Evolution is not only gradual, sometimes it also makes a jump. Today, I am convinced that what is happening here is a jump into the emergence of a new type of consciousness for our time, a homo universalis.”

My awareness shoot up high into the sky, into orbit, and as I looked down into the Earth I could see a bubble of light shining in the middle of Europe, a message of true peace expanding onto the rest of the people in the planet.

I flashed back to my first first conference, two weeks before. It could not have been more different: Business Mastery, a mega event on steroids in Las Vegas, taught by life strategist Tony Robbins. Five days of complete 15-hours a day immersion into pragmatic tools, information and the necessary psychology to implement them and be on the cutting edge of our competitive world.

One of the guest speakers was Scott Klososky,  head of one of the leading consulting companies on technology. He gave a ‘state of the union’ account of what is already here in tech and a projection curve to what new realities technology and gene manipulation is taking us. The most eye popping is this: we are right now at the statistical inflection point of a huge acceleration in the speed of change in the implementation of technology into human biology.

Data analytics and robotics are going to very soon completely change everything about how we live and what we can do. The projection is that, within 25 years, bio-enhancements to our body will be such that a new species of humans will be born: transhumans; that is, given the desire and financial means, we will be able to augment human function and integrate it with technology to the point that a person will no longer be comparable to a regular human as we have known it until now.

Throughout the weekend, as events unfolded and collective consciousness grew, an artist captured what was taking place into a gigantic art piece. We could all see how it was shaping, bit by bit, until but the last session it became a map, the map of the journey and a blueprint statement to the world of what an Universal Spirituality could be.

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My teacher told me that having mastery of awareness mandated that we be in alignment with the mood and realities of the world we live in, what he called the tonal of our time. Being in alignment means we don’t resist it because we get tight and our functionality goes down; rather, we adapt to its presence and we take the best out of it, so we can dance with the world. Transhuman is coming, one hundred percent. It is a reality around the corner, for many of us within our lifetime.

Sitting in meditation at the Center of Unity, I could see the landscape of transhuman and homo universalis playing out in front of my field of consciousness. One is inevitable, the other one is a potential we can become. As early humans, we did a jump in evolution and began developing our brain until we could think. We became sapiens and, as engineers, we have gone far and will continue to soar, through transhuman all the way to other solar systems and space civilizations. But we also need to become universalis to reach our real potential, and save ourselves from ourselves. It is so scary in its implications, but, as homo universalis, it is also exciting galore, and I can’t wait. I am all in.

Energy to Follow Your Dreams

Dear Being Energy Community,

Hello Everyone, my name is Keyco Sergio Contestí.

I live in the city of Buenos Aires and want to tell you how I worked on a dream and how it taught me about the endless resources I didn’t know I had.  I currently work as an instructor of  yoga and Being Energy®.  I also advise on the art of Feng Shui with Chinese astrology.

Both Chinese philosophy and the vision of shamanism through the teachings of Carlos Castañeda, through his books and seminars, has helped me to understand the life of a simple and comprehensive way of being.  These teachings became axes that enabled me to embody the practices of Chi Kung, yoga and Being Energy.  They have consolidated for me a belief system in which I live the laws of nature and mystery, with access to the magical power that we possess. These integrative visions allow me to navigate without contradictions by following different grooves, different energetic pathways as art, Taoism, psychology, music, tantra and everything that awakens my curiosity.   One of these interests is Permaculture, where I would like to share with you my dream.

Permaculture is a sustainable, designed system that harmoniously integrates housing and landscape, conserving materials and producing less waste, while natural resources are preserved; it involves designing sustainable human habitats and agricultural systems, which mimic the relationships found in the patterns of nature (for more information and inspiration, you might want to read Bill Mollison’s writings).

I was able to observe this experience personally, for the first time on a visit to an organic farm called Gaia which was a pleasantly surprising experience.  I decided to take courses in bioconstruction in La casa de Tierra de Oliveros, a few kilometers from Andino, the town where my family lives.  Both the people and the knowledge transmitted by the land were generous and inspiring.

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I usually travel to Andino to visit my family, which is about 350 kms from the city where I live.  It is a village surrounded by countryside and fields crossed by the river Carcarañá. There was a plot of land there with a house project stalled for several years that brought me much grief and a profound sense of abandonment.  Associated with this situation was something I saw in my family and me. That is why I decided to transform it and bring light to that place, and, therefore, to our lives.

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I started actualizing this dream three years ago, coming and going with a van full of things, which I found or bought in town for the cabin. I took what I learned in the bioconstruction courses, while simulataneously using new construction techniques, recycling doors, windows, furniture, etc.

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It was very hard work, but little by little my body was adjusting to the effort. Even today I do not consider it finished; there is always something to do. After many years working with Feng Shui, I was able to bring this vision to the cottage, experience and learn more about this ancient knowledge, that goes hand-in-hand with bioconstruction.

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The house was built by trial and error. In the middle of this adventure, my father, whom I deeply appreciate for his help, his example of solving problems, and so much more, left this world. With bewilderment, grief, strong will and love, I continued. I used all the tools at hand to build the cabin and work with the land and livestock, which increased my health and morale.

This dream would not have been sustainable without the help of my partner, my mother and father, my brothers, cousins, uncles, nephews, friends, artists, teachers, the whole family of Being Energy, all the pets, the river, the divine help, support from ancestors, financial support, support of good ideas, the experience of hands in the mud, the help of empowering words and many more. Thank you with all my heart.

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As you may have noticed I share an interest in many things. I want to also tell you that I love to express myself artistically. So, when I can, I connect with music, dance, poetry, and, lately, I am daring to paint.

If you want to see, you may access it through Facebook: name Nirankar Keyco.

Here are links to my music:

“El Eterno Sol”

https://soundcloud.com/keikokeiko
https://myspace.com/universo.en.flor/music/songs
https://soundcloud.com/integrante2014

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Thank you for this beautiful space.

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!

Leadership: Awakening our Hearts and Integrating New Views

Dear Being Energy Community,

What skills does a leader need at a certain time in history? What does my idea of time have to do with my skills as a leader?

Leaders set a direction for themselves and others, so in Being Energy® leadership starts with becoming a leader in one’s own life. As gatherers of energy, we apply the Seer’s concept of time, to begin with, as practitioners of a daily practice.

We make a connection with our inner seer, every day, to remind us what is important in our lives, to reassess our priorities, to awaken our hearts and to allow our minds to integrate different views. Leadership is a potential, a seed for becoming that exists in everyone, ready to bloom when we work in groups.

We offer you an example of the leadership of Sergey Larushkin and Olga Volachaeva (Certified Being Energy® instructors), who taught a Being Energy seminar in dreaming called “The Spiral of Life” in Vladivostok, Russia. Read below about Sergey and Olga’s intent to create an energetic bridge from Chichen Itza, Mexico all the way to Vladivostok, Russia and the effect it had on their community of participants.

Dear Aerin and Miles:

A few hours ago we ended a two-day workshop in Vladivostok, Russia, attended by 12 people. Following the theme explored in the recent Chichen Itza workshop in Mexico, we explored the spiral of life. We called the workshop, “The Spiral of Life”.

In the announcement for this event we wrote:

“Being Energy Group Vladivostok. The two-day practice in the wake of the seminar BE the energy at Chichen Itza – “A crack between the worlds.”

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Warriors are fluid. They monitor manifestations of the Spirit in their lives, and express their gratitude. Warriors treat magic as the magic bird, where they themselves agree with the shadow of its wings. This bird, during meditation, inspired by Miles and Aerin’s Being Energy movements, the “Plumed Serpent” opens its wings and flies. Tomorrow at our practice, we intend to explore the wings of perception and to look closely at their SPIRAL Life. “

We devoted two days of practice to the Spirals of Life. Thanks to the energy received from the Being Energy movements at the Chichen Itza seminar, we were able to recapitulate our own lives in 12-year cycles. We studied our lives for the 12 years before our birth and watched what happens after we leave this beautiful earth. We viewed our baby pictures and saw the world through fresh eyes, without the “difficulties and challenges” of social life. We practiced movements to open the gates of dreaming, and used the breath to place our attention on dreaming.”

Using a specific Being Energy movement sequence; we created an energy bridge between Chichen Itza and our workshop. We changed our perception. We all felt that we were not in the hall in Vladivostok, that we were on the grounds of the ancient city, and next to us were 48 practitioners from different countries, Miles, Aerin, and the eternal pyramids. I remembered my own perception of the pyramids at dusk, and I saw that they are connected with the stars. I realized what it meant to be linked with the world. I touched the harmony of the Toltecs, and their impeccable intent. The feeling of Peace and joy of life is incredible. I realized an Eternity of intentions.

At the end of practice I noticed another sign. At Chichen Itza, during the practice of the Plumed Serpent, a butterfly flew into the hall and sat on me. It inspired me to finish our practice of the “keys of death” in Vladivostok. After seeing the rest of our life, we turned into a cocoon, removing all interaction with the world. Once inside the cocoon, we set an intent to consciously choose our path. We then launched out of the cocoon, as butterflies and opened our wings of Perception, flying into a new, conscious life, where life itself is an advisor. 
We thank Being energy, Miles, Aerin, and all participants around the world for this wonderful and magical time. It is so uplifting to live and realize that we’re part of a team of people walking along the path of knowledge, on the path with heart.

Here are the comments from practitioners that have attended the workshop:

“Today at the workshop I felt free and happy. I experienced a feeling that I can do anything! I am all-powerful! I have been loved, supported and helped always! Fear, stiffness and resentment at the time hid me from this truth, this knowledge. Today, I regained it, the knowledge and feeling of confidence” Olga

“It was extremely useful to take a sober look at one’s own life. I felt like a little kid again, when there was a lot of love and joy. Sergei, the whole group, thank you for this excellent practice! Understanding the seminar is just the beginning”. Nicholas

“I was recapitulating the moment of conception until I felt the power that inexplicably joined the line of life to my parents with their aspirations, education, and qualities. They integrated a particular pattern in my life and have evolved as my growing. Touch of Power … and immediately changed the perception of life, seemingly random events, encounters filled with meaning. Even negative events I considered in this way. Thank you all … I love you!

” Elena

“Today at the seminar were amazing subtle energies silence presence here and now. Despite the reference to scan the past, for some reason threw me into the present, the present was interesting, mysterious, something new, including my children’s picture I looked out with the eyes of the child in the here and now.” Nalini

Being Energy’s Dr. Miles Reid on Living a Path with Heart

The idea of living a Path with Heart is at the root of Being Energy. Our daily choices, feelings and thoughts determine the paths we walk, and this journey of being alive is enriched when we choose a Path with Heart.

The heart is much more than we imagine. It is a center of perception with its own “brain.” In fact, its electromagnetic field is larger than that of the upper brain; and through the pumping of blood, it is in constant connection with the whole body. And there is even more to it than that. The heart is thought of as the place of love.

As one of our students said, “I would not be here if it were not for love. I would not be on this planet. Love is essential to freedom.”

After years of searching and exploring in so many directions, I can say that Carlos Castaneda–writer, visionary, and my dear teacher–gave me the best advice I ever got: “A path with heart is the journey of constant becoming.”

Our paths are not pre-established for us, even though sometimes it may seem like they are. We often look outside, toward others, for formulas to follow or specific maps that will lead us to our fulfillment, to our hearts. But this can lead to disappointment and confusion. So what do we do?

Being Energy work is about discovering how our past choices and decisions led us to where we are today. Each time we choose to pause instead of to judge, to respond instead of react, to embrace instead of separate is a step on a Path with Heart.

We would love to hear from you, what is a path with heart for you?
Write us and let us know! info@beingenergy.com

-Aerin Alexander