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Writing From the Future: Awakening Your Imaginal Cells

February 11, 2012

9:30am-6:30pm

Sedona, AZ

“2012 is the year to manifest your dreams and write that book that is out there in your future.”

  • Activate your Imaginal-cells
  • Meet your future-self
  • Experience Shamanic Breathwork
  • Write and create your heart’s desire

Imagine if you could journey and meet your future-self, the one who has completed her book, article or other creative project. She could then show you what she wrote and how she completed it. All you have to do is follow through and write what she has already been written. Open to anyone who desires to be more open, connected and creative. Bring water bottle, notebook, eye cover, pillow and blanket. Wear comfortable clothes.

$125 per person. Pre-registration required. Workshop facilitated by Crystal Dawn Morris Certified Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator, Shamanic Minister and visionary writer.

To Register contact Crystal Dawn at (928) 282-5483 or Crystal@TantraforAwakening.com

Visionary Shamanism Events in Sedona Dec.9-16

I am very excited that Linda Star Wolf and Brad Collins, co-directors of Venus Rising and creators of Shamanic Breathwork, will be coming back to Sedona in December to speak at the Golden Word Bookstore and teach a weekend Visionary Shamanism Workshop at The Sanctuary at Sedona! To register go to www.shamanicbreathwork.org

The workshop will start on Friday evening, December 9 at 7:30 pm, continue on Saturday, December 10 from 10 am – 6 pm, and finish on Sunday, December 11, from 10 am – 4 pm.

You can meet them at the Golden Word Bookstore 1575 west Hwy89A Suite D, Sedona.  Friday, Dec.16 from 6-8 pm

Linda Star Wolf will be sharing her wisdom and experience from her latest best selling book Visionary Shamanism. The workshop will be based on the principles of Visionary  Shamanism. You will explore how to:

  • Heal  the past, learn from the future and activate the  imaginal cells – which are encoded with  information from the future
  • Manifest  your most creative ideas and newest incarnations  more quickly
  • Speed  up your evolutionary potential in this  lifetime and reach our highest human  potential as quickly as possible.

Tantra Tip of the Day- Healing the Emotional Body

Healing the emotional body is essential if you are going to live in the present moment with an open heart. Our culture generally judges the “negative emotions,” like anger, fear, sadness and grief. These emotions don’t look pretty and make other people feel uncomfortable. Because we receive this message as children we tend to suppress or deny these emotions by sweeping them under the rug. Our hope is that they will go away, instead, they become unconscious. They live outside our awareness and often run our lives. When we are triggered, out of no where they suddenly overwhelm us; we lash out in anger, withdraw in fear, become depressed, get sick or create a drama. Does this sound familiar?

Learning how to express and release your emotions allows you to heal your emotional baggage, become emotionally aware and stay emotionally current. It is important to begin by stating your intention is for your optimal healing and integration at the soul level and that in the process of this expression you will not hurt yourself, or anyone or anything else. Seven ways of expressing and releasing your emotions include; screaming silently into our hand, power stomping, pillow screaming, pillow hitting, pelvic thrusting, ritual wailing and tantrum-ing. There is also a practice called “Aspecting” which allows you to dialog with the person, situation or internal process you are releasing so you can clear and understand both aspects of the situation. Read more about these tools in Sacred Sexual Healing- The Shaman Method of Sex Magic by Baba Dez Nichols and Kamamla Devi.

Staying Emotionally Current

The beauty of this work is that it allows you to heal the past and reclaim your power. Emotions are life force energy. When they are denied you feel numb, depleted and/or disconnected. As you learn how to process your feelings you begin to feel more alive, aware, and present. By healing the emotional body you reclaim your birthrite as an ecstatic being. By using these tools you can let go of the past and become emotionally current. You process emotions as they arise. In order to be an effective sexual healer you need to heal your own emotional wounds and you need to be comfortable helping others traverse their emotional terrain.

Tantra Tip of the Day – I AM THAT

“I AM THAT” is a book recommended by Eckart Tolle and Adyashanti. This book is a collection of the timeless teachings of one of the great modern sages of India, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj.

Nisargadatta Maharaj was a shopkeeper live in Bombay, India.  He was not formally educated, but came to be respected and loved for his insights into the causes of human suffering. Hundreds of seekers traveled to his humble home from all over the world to hear him speak. He gave them hope that “beyond the real experience is not the mind, but the self, the light in which everything appears…the awareness in which everything happens.” His mission was to guide individuals to understand their true nature and as “timeless being.” He died there in 1981, at the age of 84.

Here are a few quotes from the book…

Nothing can trouble you but your own imagination. (I AM THAT p.113)

The window is the absence of the wall, and it gives air and light because it is empty. Be empty of al mental content, of all imagination and effort, and the very absence of obstacles will cause reality to rush in. (p260)

All are mere words, of what use are they to you? You are entangled in the web of verbal definitions and formulations. Go beyond your concepts and ideas; in the silence of desire and thought the truth is found. (p295)

Too much analysis leads you nowhere. There is in you the core of being which is beyond analysis, beyond the mind. You can know it in action only. The legitimate function of the mind is to tell you what is not. But if you want positive knowledge, you must go beyond the mind. (p341)

True knowledge is ever fresh, new, unexpected. It wells up from within. When you know what you are, you also are what you know. Between knowing and being there is no gap. (p520)

To know what you are, you must go beyond the mind. Awareness is the point at which the mind reaches out beyond itself into reality. In awareness you seek not what pleases, but what is true. (p346)

Stop making use of your mind and see what happens. Do this one thing thoroughly. That is all. (p197)

Today see if you can feel the stillness that is always present beyond the mind’s thoughts. Stop for moments throughout the day and be still. Be “aware” of conscious. Know that you are this “Awareness,” not the body/mind which you are occupying in this lifetime. Discover that which is never born and never dies.

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Tantra Tip of the Day – Love and Respect, Part 2

A few days ago I wrote a post call Unconditional Love and Respect. In it I talked about the “Crazy Cycle.” The other half of the equation is “The Energizing Cycle” Both of these posts discuss concepts from the book  Love and Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

“The Energizing Cycle” = His Love Motivates- Her Respect Motivates- His Love …

According to Dr. Eggerichs once you learn how to give each other love and respect you create the “Energizing Cycle.” I certainly related to the C-O-U-P-L-E acronym for women. His suggestions correlate rather well with David Deida’s suggestions related to the needs and offerings of the masculine and feminine.

How to spell love for your wife (the feminine)
The Acronym for him is COUPLE
Closeness- She wants you to be close.
Openness- She wants you to open her up.
Understanding- Don’t try to “fix” her; just listen.
Peacemaking- She wants you to say “I’m sorry.”
Loyalty-She needs to know you are committed.
Esteem- She wants you to honor and cherish her.

How to spell respect for your husband (the masculine)
The Acronym for her is CHAIRS
Conquest- Appreciate his desire to work and achieve.
Hierarchy- Appreciate his desire to protect and provide.
Authority- Appreciate his desire to serve and to lead.
Insight- Appreciate his desire to analyze and counsel.
Relationship- Appreciate his desire for shoulder-to-shoulder friendship.
Sexuality- Appreciate his desire for sexual intimacy.

While this book may be a bit simplistic and has a strong Christian overtone it is worth checking out of the library.

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Tantra Tip of the Day – Unconditional Love and Respect

I am reading Love and Respect, The Love She Most Desires, The Respect He Desperately Needs by Emerson Eggerichs. It is written from a Christian point of view. The author used to be a minister. He developed his ideas during many years of doing marriage counseling. While he does quote from the Bible, I found his tone even and compassionate. He shares a some very important points that resonated with me.

He talks about “The Crazy Cycle” – Without Love, She Reacts -Without Respect, He Reacts. This reminded me of my marriage,which ended after 16 years. I remember my husband demanding my respect and me feeling confused about how to show it. At other times I felt he didn’t deserve my respect. At the same time I often felt unappreciated and unloved when my taking care of the kids, the house and working at my job received criticism or indifference.

Dr. Eggerich explains how women know how to love and want to give and receive love. Men understand respect and want to give and receive respect. So we keep giving what we want to receive and neither party is happy. The beauty is that women have the ability to teach men about love and men have the ability to teach women about respect. Once we understand this we can change our behavior and get out of the “Crazy Cycle.”

He points out that there is an acceptance of the concept of ‘unconditional love” but not one of “unconditional respect.” The concept of “unconditional respect” really resonated with me. Men need to feel respected for who they are no matter what they do, just as women need to be loved for who they are no mater what they act. This was an AH HA! moment for me. While love and respect are similar they each have a slightly different quality. I could see that this is a very important bit of knowledge that I have been missing. I have been giving men love when they wanted respect and they have been giving me respect when I wanted love.

Once you learn how to get out of the “Crazy Cycle” He shares tools for creating what he calls the “Energizing Cycle.” I will be sharing about that soon.

http://www.loveandrespect.com/content/about_love_and_respect.php

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