Practice the Art of Chakra Talk

Chakra Talk

This practice allows you to access the wisdom held in your chakra energy centers. You will lend your voice to the chakra center you want to communicate with it in a direct way. The more you are able to relax and surrender the easier it is to access the wisdom of your chakras speaking  in their unique voice.

Set aside 30-60 minutes for this practice. Make sure the phone is off and that you won’t be disturbed. This can be done alone or with a partner. If done alone have your journal nearby so you can take notes. You may also choose to record the experience. If done with a partner, only one person speaks and the other acts as a witness. They may take notes if that feels appropriate to both parties. The witness should not interrupt the speaker while the chakra is talking.

Begin with a Heart Salutation. Sit across from your partner and look into their eyes. Maintaining eye contact throughout the rest of the process, begin by extending your arms towards the earth, palms together. Then, inhale and keeping your hands in prayer position, bring them to your heart. Exhale, as you bow forward and acknowledge the Divine in each other with the Sanskrit salutation “Namaste.” Namaste means “I honor the Divine in you as a reflection of the Divine in me.” Inhale, as you straighten back up. Finally, exhale as you allow your hands to return to the starting position, pointed towards the earth.

Sit or lie down in a comfortable position. Now,  direct your attention to the chakra you are going to listen to. Take slow, gentle, relaxing breaths into your belly. Relax deeply for about several minutes. As your exhale, breathe out any tension you are holding. As you inhale, breathe in life force energy (pnana/chi/ki) and feel your body being energized.

When you are relaxed, focus your attention on the chakra you feel called to connect with. Place your hands over the area related to that particular chakra. Breathe into it and begin to tune into the energy of this chakra. Invite it to speak through you, say (the name of the chakra,) Example- “Heart, I desire to receive your wisdom and invite you to speak to me through my voice.”

Then allow the chakra to speak to you, in the first person, “I, Heart, want to share that I have been feeling ignored lately. Crystal has been… I would like…. It would be helpful if…” Continue to tune in for 5-10 minutes or longer. There may be pauses as the information is accessed. Stay present with the process until it feels complete.

End with a Heart Salutation.

Adapted from The Art of Everyday Ecstasy by Margot Anand

Copyright 2010 Crystal Dawn Morris   www.TantraForAwakening.org

The Power of Awareness

The past couple of weeks I have been in a process of witnessing my mind. At times the awareness has been primarily the “I Am” of pure Awareness watching what is arising and passing away with a deep knowing that I am not the thoughts and/or emotions associated with the form known as Crystal Dawn.  At times the witness is present and thoughts and feelings arise and while there is an awareness that I am not these thoughts and feelings there is still an identification with them.  At times the identification with the thoughts and feelings is arising is stronger than the witnessing of them then the witnessing is noticed and I see where I have slipped into the belief of me as a separate self.  The beauty of this process is that I am appreciating all of it. In the past there would be a judgment when I get lost in the dream of separation. There would be elation when I am feeling the expansion into “I Am” Consciousness. Now, I am seeing it all as Awareness in a variety of forms playing in the Field of Existence and there is an underlying peace through all of it.

Bask in the Emptiness of No-Self

We limit our experience when we believe we are this name and form. Take a moment and see beyond what we call “the self.” Recognize Truth shining through all forms. Know you are this Truth. Bask in the Emptiness.

Sit quietly for a few minutes and completely let go of the notion of “You.” Allow pure awareness to arise, without a self who sees. What do you discover?

On the new moon I went for a late night drive with a friend in his convertible. I wanted to go star gazing. We drove into the country and stopped in a place without ant lights for several miles. The stars were magnetic. I looked up and the stars glowed. My perception shifted and suddenly there was no me. There was only Awareness looking up at the stars. There was so much freedom in letting go of the me. While I have been practicing self-inquiry and meditation for sometime this tasted so pure. Since then I have been practicing letting go of me and just being Awareness. It is a powerful experience of being free.

Freedom is Your Birthright

The 4th of July is about honoring freedom. This video will point you home to True Freedom which is timeless.

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Mooji YouTube- "You Can Be Free Today"

Mooji's Teachings are Powerful – Audio Satsang 11/2/09

Mooji is a non-duality spiritual teacher. I have been listening to him on Youtube.com and I find his approach to self-inquiry very helpful in letting go of egoic attachments. His teachings are helping me awaken to Truth.

Mooji, aka Anthony Paul Moo-Young and Tony Moo to his friends, is from Antonio, Jamaica and now lives in England. He attributes his awakening to an unnamed Christian mystic in England in 1983. He visited with Papaji, the Indian guru from Lucknow, for three months in 1993 and he then recognized Papaji as his Master and Guru. After Papaji’s death, Mooji clarified the nature of the True Master: “That Principle that manifests as the Master is ever HERE NOW. The True Master never dies, it is the mister that dies. The true Master, that Sat Guru within, alone is the Real”.

Mooji will offer Satsang via an Internet radio program on Sovereign Mind Radio. This is an audio-only program.

The program will be broadcast live Monday, 2 November, 2009
9am – 10am PST
12pm – 1pm EST
5pm – 6pm GMT

Check www.timeanddate.com for exact times in your country.

There are three ways to present Satsang questions to Mooji:
Via email (ahead of time or live)
Via telephone (live): +1 646-915-8361
Via chat on www.blogtalkradio.com/Sovereign-Mind-Radio: chat box will show up when the show is live

To listen, simply go to www.sovereignmindradio.com

Another option is to go to: www.blogtalkradio.com/Sovereign-Mind-Radio
Click on “Listen Now” at show time

Note: the program will be replayed
Monday, 2 November, 2009
6pm PST
9pm EST
2am GMT (3 Nov)

Tantra Tip of the Day – True Meditation and Self-Inquiry

The Buddha said that the causes of suffering were grasping and aversion. True Meditation supports you in being present and accepting what is. The habit of looking outside of yourself to find happiness begins to dissolve. You become more spacious and open. When you are quiet, wisdom has a place to arise. You have laid a foundation for your spiritual practice. True Meditation also involves a second step.

While allowing everything to be as it is frees you from grasping. Adyashanti recommends adding a second step he calls, “meditative self-inquiry.” Adding it your meditation practice will deepen your awareness even further. He came upon this practice on his own, later he learned that it had a long history in India, where it is sometimes called Jnana Yoga.

Ramana Maharshi, a 20th century Indian sage, was a well known teacher of this method. The first question he recommended exploring is “Who am I?” Adyashanti prefers the question, “What am I?” The easiest way to begin your investigation is often to examine what you not. As you recognize what you are not, slowly you begin to discover your true nature is awareness. You discover that this “I” that you have thought of as who you are, is not what appears to be.

Try this: Spend some time today exploring the question, “Who or what am I?” Enter this process fresh, letting go of any preconceived ideas. Stay as present as possible, don’t hurry your exploration, find the deeper truth. Don’t just think about the question engage your full consciousness in your investigation. See what you discover.
https://ramanamaharshifoundation.org/
https://www.adyashanti.org/cafedharma/index.php
(C) Copyright 2009, Crystal Dawn Morris, all rights reserved.
www.TantraForAwakening.com
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Tantra Tip of the Day – True Meditation

In my exploration of Tantra as a path of awakening I find myself guided to what will support my next step. I love that Tantra is an inclusive path embracing what life offers as path to truth. Over the past few months I have been diving deeper into sitting meditation and meditative self-inquiry. I have been reading and listening to Adyashanti, Gangaji, and Eckhart Tolle and while I doubt any of them identify themselves as Tantra teachers all of them speak to awakening which is the path of Tantra.

I love finding new resources that are clear, concise and offer new tools that are simple to use. In True Meditation, Adyashanti clearly describes a form of meditation he developed over many years of trial and error, called “True Meditation.” It is a form of meditation that relinquishes the concept of controlling the mind. It is based on the knowledge that enlightenment is our natural state of, so we need only allow the mind to return to its true nature to wake up. The practice is to sit, relax the mind and allow everything to be as it is. My experience is that this form of meditation is liberating on many levels. You not only discover peace on the cushion but are able to take this attitude into every moment of your life.

Try this: Sit quietly, relax your mind and just allow everything to be as it is. Your attitude is one of innocence and openness. See what you discover.

(C) Copyright 2009, Crystal Dawn Morris, all rights reserved.
www.TantraForAwakening.com
www.TantraGal.Blogspot.com

True Meditation and Networking with Meetup Groups

I just recieved four Adyashanti DVD’s in the mail this week. They are powerful tools and I am learning a lot as I watch them. He explains awakening and meditation in an accessible way. I highly recommend his approach to meditation, which he calls True Meditation. He has a great little book, put out by Sounds True, by that title, which is a clear and concise introduction to his work. You can learn more about Adyshanti at https://www.adyashanti.org/ .

I have been interested in starting a meditation group for sometime and I found 17 people, in Sedona, on Meetup, who are also interested in a meditation group. I may start a new Meetup Meditation Group here soon. My experience is that meditation is always more powerful when done in a group. I am really excited about these Meetup groups. I am already making new friends through the Sedona Tantra Meetup Group. I am interested in hearing from people who are excited about tantra, yoga or meditation.