Tuesday, November 27, 2007

A creative journey

clipped from www2.warwick.ac.uk

The Painless Headache

10:02 Mon 15 Oct 2007

The role of consciousness in writing and the creative process.

Download (MP3 format, 10:18, 9.9 MB)
In this podcast, British writer David Morley--whose fascinating series, Writing Challenges, is available through iTunes--offers a visualization process to open your creativity. Although intended for writers and writing students, this visualization can also be used by anyone who wants to enhance psychic development and spiritual communion and is very similar to what I have practiced and taught for decades. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Points of view

When you close your eyes to meditate, pray or even just to take a breath and get a little peace at a stressful moment, where do your eyes look?

That might seem like a funny question, but check this out: When your eyes are covered by your eyelids, where they seem to be looking--according to an actual physical sensation or your imagination--can give me some sense of what you are looking at, what that inner vision means to you and what light it might shed on the question or concern you have brought to our reading session.

Here are the possibilities:
  • straight ahead
  • to the right
  • to the left
  • tilted slightly upward through your forehead
  • tilted upward through the crown of your head
  • tilted slightly downward
  • behind your head
  • from a point above your head
The level, straight-ahead position focuses you in the current moment. It is also the place of manifestation. When you focus there, you are bringing the energy of possibilities into coherence and, to the extent that we can do this, nailing it. Whatever you envision in the other positions can be brought here, if desired, and infused with the intention of manifestation.

The rightward position is a place of the potential future. It is about creativity and has a warm, positive vibe. Use it to visualize what you would like to have happen, then anchor those visions by moving your eyes front and center.

The leftward position is a place of the past, and it is good site for examining, evaluating and selecting--or rejecting and/or letting go of--ideas and things.

The forehead position correlates to the idea of the Third Eye chakra. Focusing here, you are seeking things that cannot be immediately seen with the human, physical eyes. You are seeking their mysteries. It is a profound truth-seeking position. It is also a remote-viewing (seeing at a distance) position.

The crown position correlates to the idea of the Crown chakra. Focusing here, you are on the cusp of the liminal, shamanic space between worlds. You are able to see, comprehend and communicate with the dual nature (material/spiritual) of all things in physical existence and to apprehend spirit as it exists in all things.

The downward position signifies that you are reading--as if from an invisible book resting in your lap--information about a person, place, thing or situation.

The behind-the-head position--which should remind us of the expression "having eyes at the back of your head"--takes you into seldom-visited depths of self and into the deep past. There is much to be learned here--and in back of the entire body--that reveals what we, as three-dimensional, local ego selves, have little or no awareness of and often cannot control.

The above-the-head position correlates to what some have called a Transpersonal Point, a few feet above the Crown chakra. Here, your vision and awareness are transpersonal and multidimensional.

I became interested in these closed-eye positions when I realized that my own closed eyes typically look downward or feel as if they're slightly tilted up to my forehead when I'm doing readings for my clients. I have begun to deliberately retrieve or accept energy, information and insights from more of these positions and to explore what's happening when clients close their eyes to remember something or to perhaps to visualize something else.

All of these positions are valuable modalities of psychospiritual development, and I encourage you to explore them, too, and keep track of your experiences in your journal. If you'd like to share your results with me, I'd be most delighted to read them.

(c) 2007, Eva Yaa Asantewaa, hummingwitch

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Your online library of sacred texts

I heard about this remarkable resource on a Tarot-related podcast and thought I'd share it with you: Internet Sacred Text Archive, described as "the largest freely available archive of online books about religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric on the Internet. " It has mainly public domain material and everything from A (African, Alchemy, Ancient Near East) to Z (Zoroastrianism). It's really extraordinary!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Serge Kahili King's Dynamind Technique

I recommend Serge Kahili King's Dynamind Technique, a simple but versatile and profound healing process that you can learn here.

And you might be amused, as I was, to read the fourth item in the following list!

Four methods of touch are generally used in the Dynamind Technique:
1. Light Tapping.
2. Gentle Vibration.
3. Extended Contact (with light pressure).
4. Extended Contact with humming.

Okay, kids! Get humming! :-D

If you're interested in learning more about King's huna-related teachings, I highly recommend podcaster Kelly Howell's comprehensive interview with him on Brain Sync: Theatre of the Mind.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

One life within us and abroad

O! the one Life within us and abroad,
Which meets all motion and becomes its soul,
A light in sound, a sound-like power in light,
Rhythm in all thought, and joyance every where

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (from “The Eolian Harp”)

Friday, November 2, 2007

Body knowledge

"When you're using reason, the world is distant, seemingly objective, and is upheld by your thoughts about the world. When you use your body, you feel connected, you sense your relationship and you have a knowing, beyond thoughts, that you're part of the world. This is body knowledge."

Ken Eagle Feather (from Toltec Dreaming, Bear & Company, 2007)