On a bi-weekly basis, we explore Mindfulness Experience concepts and how they apply in our life, We look at mindful experiences and how they apply to neurology, physiology, biology, psychology, philosophy, and mythology.
Contributing authors: Alison Crosthwait, Cornelia Cacu, Jana Dixon, Jeff Warren, John Chavez, John Rowan (Iain McNay), John Stewart, Keith Fiveson, Les Fehmi, Ovidiu Brazdau, Raluca Ciobanu, Sperry Andrews, [Strephon Kaplan-Williams], and ACISTE.
The consciousness sutras are a compilation of principles, describing conscious experience and inner evolution. They are intended as experiential guidelines for psychologists, transformational counselors, life coaches, and anyone on a transformational journey.
This article includes a list of inconclusive observations and personal experiences that didn’t fit in the Consciousness Sutras book, related to interpersonal-relational topics, vasanas and desires, and experiential methods that could facilitate awakenings.
AWAKE!—The Evolutionary Self-Discovery Test ©—is a sentence completion test composed of 177 stems, designed to explore conscious and non-conscious facets of your inner world. The test can be used for self-discovery and co-evolution, by everyone interested in igniting in-depth conversations about conscious evolution and conscious relationships.
What it feels like when I change? What it feels like when other people change? Even if inner transformation is something that we intentionally seek out, we still have to bear it. We have to bear when it happens and when it doesn’t. We have to bear what shape it takes. We have to bear its speed – fast, slow, or something in between.
Across the planet individuals are emerging who are choosing to dedicate their lives to consciously advancing the evolutionary process. They see that their lives are an important part of the great evolutionary process that has produced the universe and the life within it. They realise that they have a significant role to play in its future evolution.
Mindfulness focuses your attention on your breath, body, and sense impressions. It helps to emotionally regulate stressful conditions occurring in the sympathetic nervous system through noticing and being present with whatever you’re doing.
Learn to explore your dreams and work with your unconscious mind. The course is a simplified and easy-to-use version of the dreamwork psychology methodology developed by Strephon Kaplan-Williams, designed to be used by everyone interested in exploring their dreams.
This course is provided for free in partnership with dreamwork-psychology.com.
Imagine being caught in a condition in which pleasure is no longer pleasurable because one is buzzed out of one’s tree on a permanent high. This can be the state we find ourselves in, at the tail end of a kundalini awakening when endorphins levels are permanently elevated.
I hope these ideas will be helpful for the researchers interested in advancing deeper on the path of understanding traumatic imprints and finding methods that could support people to recover and heal after a traumatic event.
Spiritual emergencies are moments of messy awakening, crises of ego dissolution and rebirth that are often misunderstood and unskillfully managed by psychiatry. This life experience was published in “Breaking Open: Finding a Way Through Spiritual Emergencies”, a collection of 16 spiritual emergence stories edited by Jules Evans and Tim Read (May, 2020).
The true promise of the Cetacean Nation will only be realized to the extent that we, as a species, can recognize we’re surrounded by a rainbow of exotic cultures and narratives. We’re invited to be participating members in the community of nature, connected as though by invisible lines of echolocation to all these other “persons” on our planetary home.
This simple way of being together has reliably allowed anyone interested to experience a mirror-like ‘awakeness’ with others inside of 90 minutes.
Give it a try for free and you will see. Experience gradually establishes a habit that becomes your new normal. This can take many years. Still, it is a true path to a pathless Peace and unconditioned Love which is ripe to be shared by All.
“I unmistakably realized from this experience I was wholly responsible for ending fear in relationship. That how awake I am is more important than anything else I might do or say.”
Evolutionary awareness shows us that developing the psychological skills needed to transcend our social and biological past is part of an evolutionary event of great significance on this planet. And it makes us aware that our growing evolutionary awareness is itself an important part of the unfolding of this evolutionary event.
Attention to attention and attention training represent an experiential-subjective and neurofeedback-objective voyage through an uncharted and vast awareness-space, an awareness-space limited only by walls of attentional bias and habit. Never did a brighter ray of promise light our way to human optimization and conscious evolution than does practicing and researching the characteristics of attention and attention to attention.
The benefits of mindfulness meditation have very quickly become one of the good-news mental health stories of our time. But meditation also has a shadowy seam. Is there a link between some forms of mental illness and the freedom promised at the heart of meditation?
This is a collection of research notes about Growing Up journeys. I use an experience-based terminology to describe the developmental dynamics related to self-identity. I try to speak directly to the lived experience, without using complex linguistic frameworks, such as “bottom-up theory” or “phenomenological approach”.
Each of the transformative experiences described in this research has different degrees of depth and involves various unfolding ways. As some of them are quite rare and I could find no appropriate descriptions in Eastern or Western literature, I include here my subjective perspective and some of my field notes, to support future researchers in exploring these openings.
The following explanations of ‘delusions’ are provided in the context of inner growth. Many delusions are rooted in ideas that are not fundamentally ‘wrong’, but problems emerge because these ideas tend to loop in people’s minds and to attract too much psychic energy, narrowing the attention and reducing the contextual overview.
In this interview by Iain McNay on Conscious TV, John Rowan tells his fascinating personal history, explores the Subtle, Causal and Non-Dual layers of conscious experience, and describes the differences between these layers using experiences from his life.
Kundalini and our beliefs about God and spirituality are not important. What is of ultimate value to us is Life, love and relationship. If our kundalini and our beliefs are interfering with our Life, love and relationship then we must do everything within our power of awareness to rectify this situation.
When it comes to the cosmic weird stuff, I’m learning it may be better to say less and just be as present as possible. Reality will do its thing regardless.
Can computer games be designed to produce the same kinds of effects as meditation? Are computer games able to motivate and guide the kinds of practices that awaken human beings? Does the ability of computer games to overlay real life give them the potential to motivate the practices needed to awaken us in the midst of ordinary life? This article explores the significant potential of computer games and related media to develop humanity and advance the collective evolutionary process.
“Stream entry,” is a Buddhist term for initial enlightenment — a shift in perspective where the practitioners’ mind flips inside-out, and for a split-second recognizes its own inseparability from the rest of the natural world.
This is a summary of my research on the psychological effects of the DMT molecule and the vibrational-informational experiences (generated either by exogenous plants or endogenous processes).
In psychedelic experiences, the usual ‘safe’ way is to prepare the set and the setting, and then to let go and let the plants do the work. My view is that we can consciously co-participate in the psychedelic experience flow, while we maintain a flexible-fluid configuration.
These explorations were inspired by the Vibhuti Pada chapter in Patanjali’s ‘Yoga Sutras’, and previous entheogenic experiences, which showed me new perceptual ways of connecting with reality.
These days it seems everyone is into ayahuasca, an indigenous plant medicine that has become the focus of a fledgling tourism industry in greater Amazonia.
Introducing a new terminological framework for the psychological assessment of witnessing awareness experiences, based on a rational perspective and the first-person reports of both Eastern and Western practitioners.
Proponents of nonduality tell us that we take a leap of faith and actually live our lives from the truth of direct experience, eventually the age old barrier between inside and out will erode.
If Dr. Rick Strassman can be considered the “King” of DMT research based on his studies from the early 1990’s and wildly popular book “DMT: The Spirit Molecule”… Dr. Borjigin can be considered the “Queen” based on her extremely important work in the field since 2012.
These guidelines are adapted from the “Cultural competency guidelines for professionals working with clients who report issues related to their Spiritually Transformative Experiences”, a document developed by American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences.
We hope that the perspectives described here will be helpful for any adult interested in new ways to connect deeply with an individual on the autism spectrum. Our observations show that a deep connection style is already used by some therapists and family members of individuals on the autism spectrum, and those who seem to use this method, along with the classical approach, consistently produce excellent results. That has encouraged us to advance on this path and study the underlying mechanisms.