chasing the cosmic fire

Sometimes it's in the most unexpected moment when Stillness captivates me. It could come through in the middle of washing the dishes, or listening to music, or being with people.  Or it can happen in meditation, yoga, or other spiritual practices.   No matter the conditions that allow it to arise, the kind of Stillness I'm talking about is Transcendent.  It moves me beyond my identification with my body, emotions, and thoughts.  Sometimes it lasts quite some time, but sometimes it's just a flash.  Regardless the duration, when it is experienced there is no question where it comes from.  There is an inherent knowing that it is of the Heart.  I bet you've had experiences like this too.

The question I sometimes hear is, "what do I do with it?"  What does it mean to have these kind of experiences?  I am not a spiritual teacher, but I do enjoy experiencing, witnessing and spiritually discussing about the relationship between Transcendent experiences and energy.  

These kind of experiences are opportunities.  Openings.  Offerings.  In the moment of Stillness our energy field is refined, we become aware of what we were not before.  Sometimes this comes with certain "Aha!" insights.  Sometimes this comes with Nothingness.  But regardless of what the mind distills from it, energetic experiences like these are like downloads of new information.  What we do with that information (energy is information) is up to us. 

If we are moved to chase it, we will find ourselves naturally Lightening up.  This can, and often does include, having a natural desire to eat whole, organic, unprocessed foods.  Eliminating toxins in our life.  Our thoughts, conversations, perspectives will move toward lightness, optimism, joy and love.  And making changes in our day to day to allow for inner  self cultivation.

This is part of our self work that take us beyond our habits and  refines our energetic body.  As this happens there is a natural arising of kundalini.  When this happens naturally, consciousness expands.  If kundalini is forced, complications usually arise.  Many great healers and spiritual people become very ill or have great difficulties as a result of forced kundalini.  The refining of the pathways to allow kundalini to rise naturally is a journey that is better to take with patience then to short cut it.  When kundalini arises through the very central layer of the sushumna nadi we have the opportunity for it to jump the esoteric synapse and connect into our higher chakra centers, or fields of consciousness.  In Chinese Medicine this is the receiving of Celestial Fullness.  Here our Inner Fire refines into Cosmic Fire.

"When the leaves turn green I'll be comin home."

In Chinese Medicine there is an understanding of energetic phases that govern life. Spring is a reflection of Wood energy, it manifests as profound new growth, rebirth, creativity, courage, planning, and visioning. Physically Wood energy manifests through the Liver & Gallbladder systems. When these energies are blocked in our mind or emotions, frustration or even anger can arise until a new path through is discovered. Sometimes we hold onto frustration even after a new way is discovered. These irritations can get buried under months or years of our rational mind moving beyond them. But at some point these irritations remind us they are there and give us an opportunity for new growth within our minds and hearts.

The spiritual saying, "When the leaves turn green I'll be coming home" was coined by Dr. MIkio Sankey, and reflects that when there is a balanced relationship between the energies of Wood (frustration) and the energies of Fire (Love), the opportunity for our personal plans and self agendas can release and become agents of our Hearts, giving service and support to our Inner journey and spiritual process. Here, we have the opportunity to integrate our day to day tasks and goals with our deeper purpose.

Spiritual Acupuncture

Spiritual Acupuncture focuses on wellness and the deep expressions of the Heart that are experienced when one is well. Being well includes, and expands beyond, maintaining physical, mental, and emotional health. To be well is to be in one’s heart center. The journey of centering is filled with joy, love, challenges and suffering. We cannot get anywhere without embracing our full experience of what is true in each moment. And yet, as we go deeper into our Heart center steadiness arises and the swaying of emotions and mental chatter unfold, revealing something else. The journey is part of the mystery.

Esoteric Acupuncture was first shared by Dr. Mikio Sankey. This approach activates specific acupuncture points in a particular sequence through the form of sacred geometry. This helps fortify one’s energy field, harmonize the energy of the meridians and chakras, and allows for something else to occur. Herein lies the magic. When the energy is activated in this way it includes and transcends traditional Chinese medicine and moves qi through the bodymind in a unique way. This allows the client’s intentions to clarify and their energy to integrate and resonate at a refined frequency. This experience opens the gates for something new to arise.

This form of acupuncture is safe and natural way to support one's consciousness and development. Many who benefit from Esoteric Acupuncture are aware of their spiritual nature and are pursuing a spirit centered life. Many others are on a path of self discovery and are supported by the healing benefits of this form of acupuncture. Those focused on recovery or stability also benefit from this care.

We are in a time when we don’t always have to go through all the motions to experience change, or access knowledge. Not everything is linear. Through the study of resonance we are better understanding how information can be accessed and awareness can be heightened at a rapid pace through non-linear experiences. This is one gift of having a refined energy field.

The sensation of Esoteric Acupuncture is often described “as going into an altered (or dreamlike) space,” deeply relaxing,” “insightful” or “trans-formative.” Many experience “Aha!” moments helping them on their journey. Others experience physical challenges resolving unexpectedly and emotional/mental clarity.

Every session is a unique experience that arises from the meeting of the energies of the client, the practitioner and the acupuncture itself. The experience is intended to turn one’s attention in to their own self, where the answers they need reside.