Рубрика: ДРЕВНЯЯ МУДРОСТЬ

Handling Intent

Dear Being Energy Community,

“Every warrior on the path of knowledge thinks, at one time or another, that he’s learning sorcery, but all he’s doing is allowing himself to be convinced of the power hidden in his being, and that he can reach it.”

–Carlos Castaneda, The Power of Silence

This week we invite you to immerse yourself in silence to manifest the power that is hidden within you, your connection with Intent.

Intent, the pervasive force of the universe that is connected to all things, inside and between all of us, is the force that allows us to perceive. It gives us direction and purpose. The ancient seers asserted that anything we perceive is a result of the pressure of intent.

We all are irreplaceable parts of a larger picture: an infinite universe that is constantly changing, attempting to become aware of itself. According to the ancient sages, the universe itself is compelling us to expand our consciousness through our life experiences on this blue, magical planet Earth. In this universe of energy, consciousness is what weaves us all in a vibratory concert of love and enlightenment.

How can I live in a higher state of consciousness on a daily basis? How can I flow through daily life interactions without getting stuck? How do I move from the victim or bully mindset, to the higher state of consciousness that Castaneda talks about and how can live joyfully? How can I authentically, in my uniqueness, co-create what I really want for my family, for my community?

We can actively shape our lives through a consistent practice that engenders unbending intent. By offering the physical body different experiences of movement and feelings, we expand our perception. In the process of expanding perception we create direct access to consciousness, to all things. We flow with life instead of struggle. We learn to handle Intent.

Being Energy® movements provide the physical body and the mind to remember, on a deeper level, the Intent that exists within us, and our connection to all things. We move into deep states of Silence and access Intent.

All of the above is what we will be exploring in our retreat in Tuscany, Italy: reconnecting through deep silence to Intent. In this retreat, based on your individual physical and energetic needs, we will guide you to create your own unique connection with Intent. We will provide both the tools for a consistent practice, and the inspiration for sustaining an unbending intent.

There will be practical instruction and group sharing on how to support a sustained purpose and commitment to your life, as we build a consistent practice and engender unbending intent. You will be given tools for a deep encounter with your inner self: your seer within and how to return to this experience when you are back in your daily life.

For a taste of what we will practice in Italy, try this exercise for moving into Silence and connecting with Intent:

• Watch or practice along with any of the Being Energy® movements; here is a video sample for you to follow
• Pause to observe how you feel before and after practicing the movements.

We invite everybody who wants to gain practical experience and knowledge of the ancient seers to join us for this practice!

The Mood of the Warrior

A doorway to conscious dreaming

Dear Beings of Energy,

This week, inspired by Being Energy® Teachers in Moscow, we are reflecting on the mood of the warrior and fashioning a mood of acknowledgment and gratitude.  We choose to think of ourselves as beings on a journey of awareness; we focus on spirit, consciousness, to guide our daily actions. When we are grateful, we can detach from fears, anxieties and stressful thoughts. We feel uplifted, our skin radiates, and even if it lasts only for a few seconds, we have experienced the mood of the warrior.

It takes consistent practice, without giving up, to expand what may be a few seconds of clarity of focus into minutes and hours. And, yes, it is possible.  We did it, our Being Energy teachers are doing it and so can you too!

Seers and sages from ancient Mexico asserted that consciousness is divided into three parts:  the first attention, which is consciousness that we need to deal with the daily world; the larger part, the second attention, is awareness that is needed to perceive more subtle things, like the wind, or energy, or to perceive ourselves as energetic beings; and the largest part, the third attention, is an immeasurable consciousness that includes undefinable aspects of awareness.

We are we applying the fundamental premises of those sages, to explore the second attention.  We practice a review of our lives, since it is where we place most of our attention, to foster detachment, and to clearly find the dreams we hold and carry. When we become aware of our personal dreams, we can also become aware of our “spirit dreams,” what the universe wants to dream through us. Our personal dreams, and what the “universe” dreams for us, become aligned.

Aligning our personal dreams to larger forces is what our teachers in Moscow will present and practice this weekend in Moscow.  And we would like to invite you to join us in this practice this upcoming weekend too.

Can my dream become “real” or it will remain only a dream?

Each of us has a dream, a deep desire for something that we think of day and night. It is so bright and burning that sometimes we deny it, because we secretly fear that it may become a reality. We guard it with our fear. We feel we don’t deserve it. Now and then this dream seems to us too inaccessible and incredible.

Whatever our dream, big or small, we are going to face it with the mood of a warrior: wide-awake, with fear, with respect, and with absolute assurance, in a state of love and inner calm.

Here are the steps to align our dreams:

  • Practice any of the Being Energy® movements; here is a video sample for you to follow.
  • Pause to observe how you feel before and after practicing the movements
  • Sit down and write 3 things you would really really really LOVE to happen in your life, it may be changes you want to make, about your financial situation, relationship, body weight, etc.
  • Ask this question: What is in my way of fulfilling my deepest desire?
  • Observe if an image, a feeling or a thought comes as an answer.  Make a note of it.
  • Create specific steps you will take to overcome this fear.
  • Keep practicing the steps above.

Oh, by the way, our certified instructors of Being Energy (Modules 1, 2, 3) that will guide the workshop are: Anastasiya Ganich, Pavel Pavlov, Valentina Lantzinova, Denis Dario, Valeriya Malinina, Sergey Karapetian, and Nataliya Alexeva.

We invite everybody who wants to gain practical experience and knowledge of the ancient seers to join them!

In Pono – In Harmony with all our relationships

Aloha Community!

Pono, a word from the Hawaiian language, represents the concept of being in harmony with all things. It includes the quality and the respectful loving caring relationship one has with oneself, with all the people in our lives, with the Earth and with Spirit, God, or the Universe. For example, to be in Pono with oneself is to feel that our beliefs and behaviors, or the choices we make are aligned with larger forces, and that we are living with a sense of integrity and wholeness. Being in Pono adds to a greatness of Spirit and self-power that is at the core of an ancient Hawaiian belief.

At Being Energy, through movements and breathing practices, we access the mood of Pono to then review our life stories and reflect on our life purposes. Pono is a guide to Recapitulation; it helps us to reflect on these important questions:

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  • When am I in pono with myself or with others?
  • Who am I not in pono with?
  • Who do I need to forgive?
  • Who do I need to ask for forgiveness?

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Recapitulation
The process of Recapitulation, as we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, allows us to go back to any moment in time in order to balance the energy of that moment in the past. This process has a profound effect on our energy and energetic system as a whole bringing tons of benefits to our lives. When “making peace” with our past and healing our wounds, we become more present, less fearful, more alive.

Recapitulating is entering into conscious dreaming states
One benefit from recapitulating one’s life is the access to states of “conscious dreaming.”

When recapitulating, we start by choosing a memory we want to visit and begin by seeing ourselves, as if in a movie. We observe ourselves without judging and cultivate a state of quietness and focused attention that transcends the barriers of time, just as we do when dreaming while asleep.

Similarly, when we start recapitulating, we start paying attention to a particular moment of our lives and we travel in time. “I,” the one that is observing the experience, enter into a state of “dreaming,” transcending space and time, enhancing the view of the particular moment being experienced, being able to shift my perception to a higher state of consciousness.

Music to Enhance Dreaming and Recapitulation
There are a variety of strategies for incorporating the Recapitulation practice into our day-to-day routine, and tactics for creating the space, or the right mood for Recapitulation. We start by clearing the stress of our day and altering the vibrational patterns of our thoughts by listening to music, or the sound of waves or chimes, and enticing a new, calmer mood.

One of our Being Energy® teachers, Robert Savery uses music to access Pono. Robert is a musician and songwriter, and has written hundred of songs, many of them, lullabies to help create the mood of pono for recapitulation. Lullabies gently soothe the nervous system, and lull us toward a dream state.

SEVEN-DAY CHALLENGE
Join us in a daily practice of Recapitulation for 7 days, just 5 minutes a day and find out for yourself the benefits that this will bring to your life.

Here the steps:

• Sit comfortably in your bed, or in a chair, close your eyes.
Play the Lullaby by Robert Savery. Listen to it once or twice until you are feeling quiet.
• Go over the events of your day and notice when you were not in Pono with someone you were with that day.
• Pause and start observing that particular moment: notice where you were; what did the room look like? What did you say? What did the other person say?
• Breathe deeply aligning your breaths with a movement of your chest and head.

    • Inhale fanning your heart and head in one direction, exhale fanning them in the opposite direction

• Continue to view the scene and notice: What were you feeling?
• Keep breathing and observing the scene without trying to alter it in any way.
• Whenever you feel you have finished viewing the scene, or if your mind begins to wander, stop.
IMPORTANT: There is no need to arrive at any conclusions, no need to make up a story of the situation. Trust and allow your body to receive the knowledge and wisdom that comes from observing without judgment.

Let us know how you feel. Has anything shifted? Do you have any new perceptions?

Carlos Castaneda wrote in The Wheel of Time, “Don Juan’s claim was that once any practitioner has viewed his life in the detached manner that the recapitulation requires, there’s no way to go back to the same life.”

Join us in Hawaii to explore Pono in depth and to more fully enhance your life.

Mahalo,
Aerin and Miles

Recapitulation: finding out who we really are

Dear Being Energy Community,

The Recapitulation is a practice developed by sages in ancient Mexico. The technique guides one’s awareness back in time and space, making a quantum leap, to insert itself in specific moments of our lives where we “got stuck,” where we lost a part of ourselves. With the awareness of today, the present, and through a state of inner silence, it’s as if we have traveled in time and we have arrived at that experience, accessing a particular memory with the intention of freeing the energy caught in it and bringing back to the present.

In Being Energy® we see the recapitulation as a state of dreaming where you recall the pieces of yourself you have left behind, so to speak. It can free us from unconscious beliefs we’ve developed as a consequence of our interpretations of past experiences and relationships and which we still carry today, no matter how long ago the event took place.

It is a restorative process for healing, restoring our wholeness and integrity. Recapitulating allows us to rearrange our “inventory,” our set of beliefs, ideas and responses to fellow beings. The purpose is to create more inner space for silence, mystery, and for exploring the very nature of our existence.

We start, like Carlos Castaneda told us, with recent events, and then go back in time all the way to childhood. We choose specific events, especially the ones with an emotional charge, when our hearts felt broken, or when we got fired from our jobs, or when a loved one died. We bring our attention to those moments when we did not have the time to process them, or the awareness to embrace them, when we did not know what to say, we said the wrong thing, or when we did not stand up for ourselves or others.

One great way to start, to immediately feel the benefits of Recapitulation, is by acknowledging the stones we carry in our hearts. Here are the steps to follow:

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  • Choose a comfortable and quiet place to sit down. Be sure to turn your phone off. This whole experience should take no more than 10 minutes.
  • Take three deep breaths to quiet your mind for a minute or two.
  • Start remembering the details around the experience you have chosen to recapitulate. Where were you? Where was the place? What was the timeframe? What was happening? How did you feel? What thought ran in your head? What was said? How did it end?
  • Take a moment to fully recall the feeling and be with it.
  • Place one hand on your belly and one hand on your chest. With your eyes still closed, inhale deeply as if wanting to inhale the feelings, thoughts, images, colors, the whole experience. Then, breathe out, letting go and freeing the situation and any attachment to it. Let it go and set the experience free.
  • Keep breathing in and out until you feel something has loosened up.
  • Bring both hands to the heart, open your eyes and notice any changes in your perception and state of awareness.

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Recapitulation, as a technique, brings results when practiced systematically. Some of the benefits of recapitulating one’s life are:

  • Physical level: More alertness, more focus, more energy, lighter, less muscle contraction, relief of chronic pain, flexibility
  • Emotional level: Expanding views of yourself and the world around you, organizing thoughts and emotions (your inventory), quieter mind, kindness, acceptance, “loving what is,” compassion
  • Energetic level: being more available to the spirit, entering into non-local vibration.

After almost 20 years of practicing and teaching how to review one’s life to hundreds of people, we can say that Recapitulation is an ongoing revelation of energy as it flows in the universe.
Because it shifts or relocates our perspective, we begin to see our lives from a different place, the vantage point of our soul. This dreaming state becomes clearer, our relationship to it gets stronger. We may eventually perceive that our soul, our energy body, is dreaming us.

The most interesting result of Recapitulation, Carlos Castaneda told us, is how we rekindle our journey of awareness, our purpose in life. We unfold it as a bird unfolds its wings, and open ourselves to a larger, more encompassing understanding of the mystery we are.

A&M at Chopra Ctr

Time and Our Relationship with the Stars

Dear Being Energy Community

One of the most fascinating concepts of the ancients is the concept of time.  We focus on time this week because it is something that seems to be escaping us, outside of our grasp. So we want to pause and reflect on the implications this concept has on cultivating awareness and shifting to new perspectives.

People living in Mesoamerica, for thousands of years, understood time differently that we do today. Instead of a linear sequence divided in seconds, minutes and hours, that moves from past to present and then to future, they saw time as cycles. They understood human beings as part of an ever-changing universe and our connection to all.

One example of this concept is demonstrated by the way the Maya predicted and understood the world in which they lived.  They created a complex calendar system that included three interconnected circular calendars. They recognized that the natural world, the cosmos, and even their own bodies functioned according to observable cycles. They recognized that the celestial bodies within these cycles emanated energy, forces that informed human perception. To locate themselves within these cycles the Maya tracked the movements of planets, the moon, the sun, and very important to them, Venus.  They devised a complex system to determine the energetic potential and possibilities of every moment on earth (Click here to read more about the Mayan calendar).

People of Europe in the 15th century provide another example of this concept of a relationship to the stars, relying on astronomical cycles for harvesting, planting, getting married, etc. An example is conveyed in the Clock of Prague that includes astronomical dials.

People knew then, based on the position of the celestial bodies in the sky, that there were more propitious moments for a variety of human affairs. The clock of Prague, which contains an astrolabe, a continual display of the sun, moon, stars and planets, demonstrates the importance of these observations on a daily basis.

By connecting to the cosmos and the motions of the celestial bodies, we can expand our notion of time. The seers of Don Juan’s lineage asserted that it is energetically essential for human beings to realize that the only thing that matters is our journey of awareness, our relationship with the universe.

There is much more to reflect and say about this, but we leave it to you to send us your comments and questions to further explore this topic. For now we would like to invite you to take action, to bring a NEW idea of time to your own home.

We would like to invite you to bring some stars inside your home as a guide to understanding the importance of circularity and cycles around us. Most of us live in rooms with 4 walls, lacking the movement and fluidity of cycles, which limits our perception and emphasizes the syntax of linearity.

This is what Carlos Castaneda taught us to do and what we have been practicing for years.

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  • Draw the FOUR phases of the moon, each phase on a separate piece of paper: First quarter moon, Full moon, Last quarter moon, and New moon.
  • Be creative!  You can see our own moons or purchase them in our store.
  • Hang them on the four walls of your bedroom or living area in the following way: New moon on the South wall (South pole), Last quarter moon on the West wall (setting sun), Full moon towards on the North wall (North pole) and First quarter moon on the East wall (rising sun).

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Over the next lunar cycle, take note of any changes in your thoughts or actions towards the Sun, Moon and stars in the sky.  What’s new?  Do you see anything differently?

We have followed this suggestion of Carlos Castaneda for many years and as an example, it has changed our spatial and conceptual perception. We all live in square rooms and apartments and we have developed a greater sense of circularity.  This sense of cycles immediately connected us to nature and to the cosmos.

We look forward to hearing about your experiences,

Aerin & Miles

 

*Image courtesy of Theilr, under CC license

How Do You Love?

Dear Being Energy Community: 

How do you Love? Where in your body do you find the feeling of Love?

We asked these questions and more in our first class of the new Path with Heart Series: “The Art of Moving the Assemblage Point: Jumping Grooves” as part of our exploration to assemble new perceptions and awareness.

Seers of ancient Mexico recognized that our ability to perceive the physical and the abstract occurs through a center of cohesion, which they called “the assemblage point.” They understood that we interpret the world through thought-feeling patterns that govern our behaviors and color our perceptions.

When the assemblage point shifts, we are able to transcend our usual states of consciousness to experience new levels of awareness. “Jumping grooves” is the shifting to new positions of the assemblage point. How we shift, by assembling our perception of ourselves and the world is an art that can be learned.

Don Juan told Carlos Castaneda one day, while hiking in the Sonoran desert that, “…we (human beings) are an awareness encased in our hearts”. LOVE or AFFECTION, as Carlos Castaneda preferred to call it, is a powerful unifying force that acts to bind our awareness, and it influences our physical, emotional and cognitive development. It is a guiding force that causes us to act intelligently, from confidence and it is one of the most powerful tools for moving the assemblage point.

The feeling of love, belonging, compassion, understanding, affection, fondness, warmth, care, friendship, tenderness, all of the above, can shift the assemblage point, can help us transcend fears, resentment, and pain.

Take action:
We continue in the upcoming classes to individually explore and to look in depth at the question, “HOW DO I LOVE?” It becomes a way that we can track how this force manifests in ourselves, in our day-to-day actions.

Specifically:

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  • Find three actions that you will do daily, this week that will become an expression, a manifestation of LOVE
  • Notice how the consistent practice of these three actions will not only move your assemblage point, but also sustain that position of unconditional LOVE.

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We invite you to share the results of your experiences in the Comments Section below

Have a loving week!

A Crack Between Worlds – Returning Home

We just arrived in Los Angeles after a week in Chichén Itzá, the most enigmatic City legacy of the Mayas where we taught our workshop and training called “A Crack Between Worlds”. We are truly honored and thankful. We are filled with colorful images and sounds from the jungle around us, and we are experiencing “the crack between worlds”. As Javier, a professor and psychologist participant of the workshop said it last Monday: “I feel energetic and at the same time fluid, allowing daily events to show up and flowing with them. I am quiet and at the same time enjoying all”

We mentioned in our announcement that “the crack between the worlds” is an opening in our consciousness that makes way for new experiences of being and states of heightened awareness. And that is what we all experienced there and still vibrating right now.

Chichén Itzá welcomed our offerings and received us with love and respect. From the hotel staff to personal at the archeological site, all greeted us with delight. Our venue, a “palapa” (dwelling without walls), was surrounded by tress and vegetation, brimming with crickets and birds. The food, the large rooms, the carved wood furniture, details in the windows, vivid paintings, musicians playing rancheras, everything seemed orchestrated by the universe to come to enhance our experience of spiritual growth and heart opening. We even enjoyed swimming in the fresh water pools!

We meditated on the Observatory, also called “el Caracol” , where a large black bird sat at the very top expanding its wings. This temple, aligned with the movements of the planet Venus, inspired us to see our lives as cycles. We identified and wrote about cycles from before we were born all the way after death. It helped us to see the trajectory of our lives, our path with heart, and our legacy.

On Sunday evening, we sat at the pyramid of Kukulcan, the feathered serpent, astonished by an indescribable sunset in silence and awe.

We felt alive by the beauty we could see with our eyes and the presence of the temples buried under the ground. We breathed in knowledge described not only on its monuments and buildings by also on its mystery and unknown layers of existence.

We saw the butterfly resting on the Chacmol’s chest, and felt in our foreheads a band of stars. Thank you to our ancestors for allowing this event to happen. Thank you to all our teachers, students and friends walking on the Toltec paths with us.

With infinite love,

Aerin and Miles

Welcoming 2014

A magical practice to embrace the New Year

Dear Community,

A few days ago during the powerful Solstice time, you may have experienced the longest night or the longest day of the year depending on where you live. As we approach the end of 2013 and the beginning of a new journey around the Sun, we welcome light as well as darkness—the flow of contraction and expansion, to guide us to growth, wisdom, compassion and enlightenment.

To prepare for the transition towards a new cycle, Carlos Castaneda taught us to follow a specific practice that we have done for years.

First, you want to clear up space in your home, remove clutter, clothing that you are not using, clean cabinets and drawers. Vacuum your floors and water your plants. Clear your windows and exude a receptive feeling of openness and readiness. If you can, get this step done before December 31, or throughout that day.

We are aiming at cleaning our living space, physically and energetically. In summary, there are 4 ways to clean:

a. to throw things away that are not really relevant or needed
b. to give things away to let the energy continue with someone without your same personal history with it.
c. to dust off, wipe, wash your living quarters or at least a selected part of it like bedroom and desk area
d. to rearrange things; change the placement of things to renew the energy flow of the place

Secondly, on December 31 target your desk, organize bills and papers and clear space to sit to write a list of dreams and projects for the new year. Follow these steps:

1. Mentally review what dreams and projects you were able to accomplish in 2013. What new relationships you have established? what came to a closure? What new insights, information you have learned about:

a. Your health and nutrition
b. Your emotions
c. Your thoughts
d. Your family and community
e. About the larger community of our planet Earth

The basis of this part is to review and distill the energy from the year that ends. To recapitulate what stood out from our life this year so that we enter the New Year that starts carrying more consciously what we experienced.

2. Make a list and name that list 2013. Noticed if as you write new insights or ideas come.
3. Make a new list on a second piece of paper (or type it) and name it 2014.

a. In the area of family and friends, what would you like to accomplish in 2014? What do you want to intend in this area?
b. In the area of work?
c. In the area of health?
d. In the area of your personal development?

After cleaning and reviewing, we set up our dreams for the next year.

4. Once you have the lists, let them “rest” for a moment on your desk and continue whatever you need to get done or commitments you may have.
5. Around 11:30 pm your local time (yes, BE AWAKE) retreat to your desk and set yourself in silence to connect with your projects for the new year. You may like to start wiring an outline of what you would like to do, or draw a picture of yourself getting the job of your dreams, etc.
6. Stay as log as you want, just be sure that around 12:00 midnight you are connected with the universe and with your personal life path.

As the wave runs across into the Ney Year, we ride it engaged in doing a small action for the new dreams that we are intending.

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

As we set our collective intentions and send best wishes to all, we join you in your joy and expansion, in creating new inspiring projects, from a pie recipe to a way of talking with kindness to those you don’t like, we welcome all.

Below you will find some of our upcoming events for 2014, to gather energy and nourish our body/mind and bring us to states of deeper calm and silence. These are essential to sustain your practice and set forth your projects for 2014.

We’d love for you to join us and we keep radiating light and love from our community to the whole world.

A special acknowledgment and thanks to all the leaders and teachers in our community!

Aerin Alexander, Miles Reid, Yelena Shor and everyone at Being Energy


A few of our upcoming events:

Chichén Itzá Workshop and Teacher Training
Nutrition 101 Classes
Be Skilled Classes
Hawaii Summer Retreat and Teacher Training