Why do most Gurus fall from Grace? For the same reasons we do. We live in an evolutionary world. A world of growth out of darkness and into greater expressions of Divinity. When we do not understand the importance of shadow work on the spiritual path, we can cause ourselves and those around us great pain and actually stall our own evolution. Our “shadow” is the evolving edge of both our human and Divine expression. The shadow arises when our unconscious mind tries to slow down, ignore or avoid growth on the path. Because God is both Absolute and ever evolving in form, if we ignore our shadow or our growing edge, we will fall from Grace and be forced to face that which we do not want to see. Therefore, in order to truly be free in an embodied way, we must be aware of and understand how to work with our personal, relational, professional, and collective shadow.
Honesty, humility, sincerity, courage, and willingness are required to do shadow work. These same qualities are also the qualities of embodied awareness. As we courageously explore our shadow, our direct experience of awareness and true nature also deepens and this embodied awareness becomes the foundation for an abiding awakening. To the degree that you are conscious of both the Divine and Human aspects of yourself is the degree that you manifest awakened consciousness in the world.
In this talk we:
• explore the areas of shadow regarding trauma, addiction, and other disowned aspects of our humanity and Divinity.
• investigate anxiety and fear, sadness and anger, and their corresponding Divine expressions of open-heartedness, fearlessness, compassion and power.
• open to our shadow and discover any disowned aspects of True Nature within and invite our fuller Divine Expression to come forward.
The complexity of the present time seems to demand a deepening of our nature if we are going to survive.
Grounding in the Act of Seeing Sacred Difference
Exploring, Understanding and Applying Advaita Vedanta
Lama Tsomo teaches us the ancient Tibetan compassion practice of Tonglen, one of the Four Boundless Qualities
While we have unlocked the potential of a single atom we have yet to unlock the full potential of wise, loving and compassionate action
While the personal level is an important foundation, the next level is to bring our practice to the interpersonal realm
The unshakable knowing that not everything is as it appears to be
Zaya Bennazzo asks panelists to share their insights about the climate crisis
Jean Houston in conversation with the audience
How do we unlearn and de-program our toxic and limiting beliefs?
Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions
Pamela Wilson has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
We are aware of thinking and acting, and we typically think this is what neurons and brains are for.
Loch shares discoveries from the recent neuroscience of awakening to support living from nondual love.
Many embrace perspectives and belief systems that are in discord with Nature’s rhythms.
to fashion universes out of emptiness
The journey into authentic nondual experience usually entails an ongoing experience of paradox
Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) is a radically interdisciplinary and groundbreaking field
What can we do to bring healing and protection to the Earth?
There is a profound and painful sense of disconnection in humanity.
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
Heartfelt connectedness and love drive our ability to get in-synch with our deeper self, others, and the rhythms of the Earth.
What science and my unusual brain are teaching us about the convergence of reality, love, and the senses
Love is the refusal to separate —Nisargadatta Maharaj
What if the ways we think about the climate crisis is the crisis?
Sea Stars is the musical collaboration of Kurt Baumann and Katie Gray.
Discover the esoteric relationship between form and formlessness embedded within the Shema
The path to transcendence is through compassion and through compassion one is led to oneness
In the coming decades, the pace of life will be much faster than it is today
The challenges we face and the changes underway signal a genuine transformation of the world
Can we rejig our space-time interface to open new portals into the preexisting realm of conscious agents?
If the conscious mind—the part you consider you—accounts for only a fraction of the brain's function, what is all the rest doing?
We live in a time characterized by convergences of many kinds
The world is in desperate need for compassion. Compassion means to recognize the real nature of every living being
Knowledge is Different in Different Levels of Consciousness
Indigenous sciences, embedded and discussed through indigenous languages, have suffered great destruction.
There is a special area of the Matrix reserved for people who think they have exited the Matrix.
Francis Lucille's dialogue with the audience at SAND19 US
Biomimicry is not just about emulating; it is also about reconnecting and rekindling our relationship with nature.
Everything is not a thing
One of the fundamental spiritual, social, and ecological challenges of our time is learning how to live into what we know.
Rupert Spira has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
In quantum physics, it appears that only relationships are real.
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
Oftentimes, the culprit of our inability to genuinely relate in our heart is our adherence to the dualistic paradigm of “otherness.”
The panelists invite SAND community members to explore privilege and consequences of racial and ontological identities.
What constitutes the essence of a true relationship?
Coming to Peace with All that Arises in Everyday Life
Our primary evidence, our only certainty is consciousness.
the perspective of individual humans and their amazing encounters with psilocybin mushrooms
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