I gave up
On healing my trauma
I gave up
On practicing the skills
To become whole
Today I gave up
Into that ever elusive
Better version of myself
Today I submitted
To the wound of love
I stopped pointing at it
Looking at it
I stopped this game of separation
I crawled inside the wound
And spread it open
I decided to wear it like a gown
I accepted my total and utter
To be anything else
This presentation will explore the nature of the psychic realm, where it fits into the spiritual spectrum, and how to avoid the common pitfalls and potential to get stuck there.
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
Peter Russell explains that most human beings—unlike animals—focus on the past and the future, which means they spend their time in a state of discontent.
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
In a passionate presentation in praise of emotion, Zhen Dao offers a reframe of the traditional dichotomy…
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent.
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
In this memorable conversation from SAND 18 Peter Levine, the father of trauma therapy work, and Thomas Huebl, a spiritual teacher known for his work integrating healing of collective trauma, discuss the relationship between healing trauma and...
The “awe-full” qualities of horror and terror may share essential roots with those underlying transformative states such as flow, awe, presence, timelessness and ecstasy.
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
Often in our world of mass-produced goods and machine-like cities, we strive for perfection,
Many on the spiritual path rightfully long for a sudden point in time when a shift happens
All will come again into its strength: the fields undivided, the waters undammed,
“Some of his poems are as if he’s consoling God for what’s happened to his creation”
We never value or even see some things in our lives until we are just about to lose them.
Sea Stars is the musical collaboration of Kurt Baumann and Katie Gray.
What if you thought of it as the Jews consider the Sabbath—the most sacred of times?
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