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The Tantra Tip of the Day – Do Osho's Dynamic Meditation

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OSHO DYNAMIC MEDITATION

This is an energizing morning meditation that opens breathing, body, and inner energies, followed by witnessing and dancing.

1.First stage: 10 minutes
Breathing rapidly in and out through the nose , concentrate always on the exhalation. The breath should move deeply into the lungs, and the chest expands with each inhalation. Be as fast as you can in your breathing, making sure breathing stays deep. Do this as totally as you possibly can; without tightening up your body, make sure neck and shoulders stay relaxed.

Continue on until you literally become the breathing, allowing breath to be chaotic (that means not in a steady, predictable way). Once your energy is moving, it will begin to move your body. Moving your arms and body in a natural way will help your energy to rise. Feel your energy building up; don’t let go during the first stage and never slow down.

2.Second stage: 10 minutes
Follow your body. Give your body freedom to express whatever is there … EXPLODE! … Let your body take over. Let go of everything that needs to be thrown out. Go totally mad… Sing, scream, laugh, shout, cry, jump, shake, dance, kick, and throw yourself around. Hold nothing back, keep your whole body moving. A little acting often helps to get you started. Never allow your mind to interfere with what is happening. Remember to be total with your body.

3.Third stage: 10 minutes
Leaving your shoulders and neck relaxed, raise both arms as high as you can without locking the elbows. With raised arms, jump up and down shouting the mantra HOO!…HOO!…HOO! as deeply as possible, coming from the bottom of your belly. Each time you land on the flats of your feet (making sure heels touch the ground), let the sound hammer deep into the sex center. Give all you have, exhaust yourself completely.

4.Fourth stage: 15 minutes
Stop! Freeze where you are in whatever position you find yourself. Don’t arrange the body in any way. A cough, a movement, anything will dissipate the energy flow and the effort will be lost. Be a witness to everything that is happening to you.

5.Fifth stage: 15 minutes
Celebrate!…with music and dance express whatsoever is there. Carry your aliveness with you through-out the day.

Music by Deuter.

Tantra Tip of the Day- Awakening the Kundalini

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Tantra is the science of enlightenment. Awakening the Kundalini energy and learning how to move it through all the chakras is an important part of the journey.

“Kundalini is innate for all people: At the base of the spine, subtler than the physical body, lies the Kundalini energy, or spiritual energy, in a latent form. Regardless of what religious, spiritual, or meditation tradition one follows, the awakening of this energy, by whatever name you call it, is a most innate and essential part of spiritual advancement, unfoldment, or realization.” www.SwamiJ.com

One of my favorite practice’s for tapping into the serpent-power at the base of the spine is Osho’s Kundalini Meditation. This meditation helps you to connect to the ecstatic life force energy of the universe. The Kundalini, when activated, moves up from the base of the spine towards the crown, expanding conscious awareness. This meditation is a powerful tool for expanding your capacity for bliss and connecting you to the Divine. It is done daily at Osho’s ashram in Pune, India. I recommend doing it often.

Tonight we will be doing the Kundalini Meditation at my Tantra for Awakening Meetup in Sedona, AZ at 7pm. We meet at the Sedona School of Temple Arts located at 2945 Southwest Drive in West Sedona, just off 89A, Between City Hall and the Main Fire Station. Here is the link to this group: https://www.meetup.com/Sedona-Tantra-for-Awakening-Meetup-Group/

You can order the CD here: https://www.osho.com/Main.cfm?Area=Meditation&Language=English

If you’d like to learn more about moving your Kundalini energy attend my Awakening the Ecstatic Body: The Full Body Orgasm and Beyond Workshop in Phoenix September 26-27, 2009 Learn more and register on Pay Pal at: https://www.tantraforawakening.com/schedule.html

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(C) Copyright 2009, Crystal Dawn Morris, all rights reserved.

Tantra Tip of the Day- Eye Gazing for Singles

Eye gazing is being used in a new approach to speed dating. I happened upon a couple of websites today that talk about this new dating phenomenon, Eye Gazing Parties.

These events are the brain child of Michael Ellsberg, https://www.eyegazingparties.com/. He wanted to create a way for singles to meet that would be fun, intimate and uplifting. At his eye gazing parties, an even number of men and women gather at a club. “After a fun mini-lesson in the art of eye contact, the group splits into pairs, and each pair spends two minutes looking into each other’s eyes, no talking, just soaking in each other’s essence through the windows to their soul.” This is followed by social time, when people can talk and see if they want to set up a date.

Tim Ferris, author of the 4-Hour Work Week, recently attended one of these events. read his thoughts and see a vidio clip at: https://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2008/02/17/dating-without-speaking-the-weird-world-of-eye-gazing-parties/

The eyes are the windows to the soul. When we gaze deeply into the eyes of another person we can see beyond the physical form and personality into their essence. This can be done as one-on-one, deep meditation practice or by yourself by gazing into a mirror. I have even done this using Skype video with powerful results.

It can also be integrated into your daily life, as a micro-practice by making eye contact and staying present when in a conversation, and by engaging people briefly in passing with the intent that when you meet their eyes, you will see beyond their form into their essence.

Try this: Begin by gazing into the other person’s left eye. Use a soft gaze. This is not a staring contest. It is ok to change eyes if you feel called too. Just relax, breathe and allow the experience to unfold. Don’t try to look into both eyes at once. Notice what arises without judging it. Do this for as long as you want. I suggest beginning with two to five minutes of eye gazing. Then close your eyes go inside and connect with yourself. Then open your eyes and begin again. (Extend the time as you get more comfortable with the process.) Afterwards discuss your experience.

This is a great way to discover how open you are and to see where resistance arises. See if you can allow the resistance to melt. How does it feel to be seen? How does it feel to look deeply into another person? This is a great practice for developing a deeper heart connection.

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Tantra Tip of the Day- Looking Beyond the Surface

I am reading a wonderful book on the practice of eye gazing as the primary practice that Rumi used with his teacher Shams to become enlightened. It is called The Spiritual Practices of Rumi, Radical Techniques for Beholding the Divine by Will Johnson. It contains Rumi’s poems and explores how the poems contain the secrets to his awakening process. It is beautiful and inspiring.

Eye gazing opens you to looking at life in a new way. The presence you develop in the practice begins to color your life. You begin to see beyond the surface of things.

Try this: As you move through your day take every opportunity to look beyond the surface of life. This requires being present and connecting to the world around you. Take a few moments every hour or so to connect with your breath and call yourself into the present moment. Breathe deeply into your belly and allow your shoulders to relax. Notice how it feels to be present. Look deeply into the eyes of the people you meet even if only for a moment. Become aware of the beauty hidden all around your. Feel gratitude for being alive.

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Tantra Tip of the Day – Practice Opening and Presence Daily

If your desire is to awaken from the dream called life, then daily practice is essential. You will develop a natural vigilance and notice when you get lost and identified with your story.

Develop a daily practice in which you open yourself to what is arising and experience being in the moment, just as it is. Throughout the day notice when you are caught in a mind-stream of incessant thoughts, creating a story around past and future, losing touch with what is real and call your self back into the present moment.

Keep enough awareness in the body and notice if you begin to contract. As soon as you feel contraction allow yourself to open fully to whatever is arising. Presence and opening don’t require changing what is. Accept each moment. When you bring acceptance into each moment life naturally flows because there is no resistance.

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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.

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Tantra Tip of the Day – Let Your Heart Speak

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Your heart has its own intelligence. It naturally communicates to you through your emotional guidance system, that feeling you get, when something “just feels right.” Some people are tuned into their hearts, while others may routinely override their heart’s guidance.

This simple exercise is a great way to have direct communication to your heart’s wisdom.

Try this: Lay down in a place where you will not be disturbed for at least 30 minutes. Breathe slowly and deeply into your belly until you begin to relax. Then focus you’re attention on your heart and begin breathing into it. Notice what images, sensations and thoughts arise. Then consciously connect with your heart and invite it to speak and share its wisdom with you. Let it use your voice to speak to aloud you. Record or write down what you discover. Make sure the heart speaks in first person. Example: I, (heart,) desire more time in warm water. Not, my heart says she wants to spend more time in warm water. Allow yourself to connect deeply with your heart and listen to what it has to say. There may be pauses as you tune in and listen, continue for 5-10 minutes or until you feel complete. At the end thank your heart for sharing it wisdom.

You can learn more about how to communicate with your chakras in The Art of Everyday Ecstasy by Margot Anand.

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Help Heal the World Economy – Chant the Mantra of Compassion

As I was doing this chant this morning it came to me that more than healing the world economy we need to shift the consciousness from one focused on not enough to one of abundance and from abundance to generousity. By being generous energy flows and all beings benefit.

If you want to help please chant the Mantra of Compassion, “Om Mani Padme Hum,” at least 5 minutes a day, during the month of March. The goal is for the community-at-large to say the mantra at least one million times, with the intention of healing the world economy. This practice is in alignment with my piece I wrote on Compassion as a Practice.

White Conch is a Buddhist Group on Facebook that I am a member of, I received this message today. Read more below.

Ngawang Thekchen sent a message to the members of White Conch.

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Subject: A MILLION MANTRAS FOR HEALING THE WORLD ECONOMY!

The worldwide economy is in crisis. Let us join together to make a difference! Join all of us by adding to the total of a Million Mantras for Recovery of the World Economy. The whole month of March, we will chant the Mantra of Compassion, “Om Mani Padme Hum” adding up to at least one million times and dedicate prayers for the recovery of the world economy by the power of compassion. Please commit five minutes (or five hours) per day to this effort. Offer one or two hundred repetitions or more each day; record your tally on the White Conch Dharma Center Group every week or so.

White Conch is an invitation only group. You may request to join and participate in the Million Mantras event if you are not a member yet. On the morning of March 1st those gathered for World Peace Prayers at Joyful Path Healing Center in Blue Mounds, WI chanted “Om Mani Padme Hum” together one hundred times. The chanting took no longer than five minutes.

How to count:

Hold a mala or rosary in your hand. As you repeat one mantra/prayer, move one bead towards you. One hundred repetitions is one round of a traditional mala, or five rounds of a wrist mala. It is two rounds of a Christian rosary. If you do not have a mala, you can use other ways to count:such as chant with a recording, marks on a paper or a bowlful of beans.

Tantra Tip of the Day- Connect with the Body’s Wisdom

A wonderful way to begin the day is to connect with your body and see what wisdom it has to share with you. I suggest seating in a quiet place with your hands in your lap. Breathe and relax, let go of past and future. Focus your awareness on your hands; they may begin to feel warm or slightly energized. Then allow the feeling of aliveness in your hands to spread, filling as much of your body as happens easily. Notice if one part of your body is holding more energy or more tension than the rest of your body. Allow your attention to rest in this part your body. Slowly allow this part of your body to share its wisdom with you. What knowledge does it carry? What gift does it have for you today? How can you benefit from this wisdom? Is there anything else you need to know?

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Tantra Tip of the Day- Honoring the Beloved

Within each of us is an Inner Beloved. How much are you in touch with yours. I received this piece of writing from my Facebook friend, Frank, this morning. I found it touching. Read it and see what it brings up for you.

My Beloved
In complete surrender, I give my heart to my Beloved. I love her in Form; I love her in Emptiness. I love her as she is coming; I love her as she is going; I love her presence, her absence. I love her in motion; I love her at rest; I love her expression; I love her silence. We are the audience that loves each other into being, her and me. She exists through the function of My Awareness and I am devoted to her out of my own selfish lust for the delight she brings. At the same time, I am immediately willing for her to walk out of my life forever (as if that were possible). My surrender is that complete. Of course, she can never leave me. Yes, water may leave the ocean, but its return is inevitable, and even when some of the water is traveling, even swimming through these veins, the Ocean is still there. My Beloved is forever in my heart, always, in all ways. We are creator and creature of each other. By Frank Carson Boyd, Feb. 24, 2009

In order to give and receive love, you need to have a healthy relationship with both your Inner Lover and Inner Beloved. Try this: Find a place sit or lie down quietly, breathe into your belly and let yourself become relaxed. Imagine yourself in a peaceful place. Call your Inner Beloved to you and see what you discover. How do look, notice their size, shape and coloring? How are they dressed? What qualities do they have? Do they have a message or a gift for you? Repeat this process with your Inner Lover and see what you discover. Find a way to honor both your Inner Beloved and your Inner Lover today. When your Inner Beloved feels honored by your Inner Lover all of your relationships will benefit. Share your experience with someone you love.

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