Read about the framework
Awakening the Heart
Sign of Awakeness:
Open and resilient
Awakening/ Non-Dual Experiences:
One sense door, non-dual and unity consciousness, connection to all time, Universal and personal love
Outside or Edge of Comfort Zone:
Disconnection, solipsism, disharmony, loneliness, depression
Feels like you don’t belong in the world
How to Wake Up:
Connecting with experience and each other
Embracing grief and parts that are normally turned away from
Working with These Parts
Meditation concentration object: Direct knowing – how can you open to and experience more of what is here?
Element: Fire – transformation and warmth
Process of working with content in the Heart: Focusing, feeling, enjoying
People start to heal when they feel: Connected & cared about
Archetype: Warrior, Child
Practices: Concentration meditation, heart practices, tonglen, interpersonal practices, crying to sad music
An in-depth talk (50 minutes) on open-hearted connection with all experience and a guided Jhana meditation (35 minutes)
A guided meditation taking you on a journey through the different heart states and how we can adopt them with radical open-heartedness (40 minutes).
A short practice for getting in touch with your heart space (5 minutes)
Dan is a mental health professional who has created a website about trauma-informed mental health. We discuss our personal experiences and professional perspectives on trauma and talk about why it’s so important that people know about it.
Kaloyan experienced a deep awakening that has involved working through and purifying a lot of bodily and karmic trauma. I have been guiding him and working with him through this process.
In this episode we describe what karma is and how we’ve worked with it in our sessions, particularly focusing on healing the masculine and feminine energies.
Stories of darkness and suffering on the path, individual and collective trauma and practicing together for healing
A five part series where I describe some of the more intense and emotional aspects of my early spiritual experiences, in a way that could be resonant for others who are struggling on the path
Tara Smeenk and I journey through the experience of the heart. This is an example of how a connection with this part of experience can emerge through meditative and shared practice.