We are living at a key moment in human evolution - a time when conscious alignment with our spiritual nature allows us to transform lifetimes of patterns from the landscape of our soul. And we are awakening to that possibility on a mass scale.
Dr Stephen M. Marcus
We come from the realm of the Divine, pure Spirit, pure source energy.
In various traditions, aspects of this realm have been called "Atman", "Higher Self", "Divine Soul", "Origination Point."
Though individuality as we understand it in human form makes little sense from this perspective, it is the point from which we individuate - and that which calls us back to source.
Rudolf Steiner used the following words to describe it:
More radiant than the sun
Purer than snow
Subtler than the ether
Is the Self
The Spirit of my heart
I am this Self
This Self am I.
We are This.
We have a soul.
And we, in human form, have a body.
Our soul carries the vast accumulation of experience from many lifetimes, in bodies and in various other forms of existence on many planes and dimensions.
This soul landscape colors the light of pure Spirit which shines through us and drives our very existence. As long as this is happening unconsciously it is very much like laser light shining through a hologram - we tend to repeat and recreate old patterns and experiences stored within our soul.
This particular human experience which you are having now offers a special opportunity to become self-aware, to actually experience the spiritual truth of our existence. More than that it gives us the opportunity to choose to align ourselves with Spirit as the guiding force in our lives. Many use the term "Higher Self" to describe the purest experience of Spirit which we can have while in a body, an individualized spark of Spirit from which we are never apart.
Something remarkable begins to happen as we consciously build this alignment: in the focus of spiritual energy held both by our higher selves and by our individualized human self the many patterns which we have stored for so long in the landscape of our soul actually begin to transform. We begin to dissolve these patterns, to free ourselves from repeating the same behavior from lifetime to lifetime. Within one lifetime we have the opportunity to impact many, many lifetimes, past, present, future - and all our own, and all now.
As two or more human beings seeking conscious alignment with Spirit come together in mutuality, this process becomes intensified in ways which are simply not possible alone.
And as each one opens beyond his or her individual self and recognizes being part of a greater movement in consciousness, true synergy begins and we become part of a new humanity, bringing this into manifestation, individually yet together.
Tools for Transformation
Releasing“Freedom Through Releasing Limiting Memories from the Past” is a process developed by the late Dr E.E. (Isa) Lindwall and his wife Yolanda to bring limiting thoughts, feelings, beliefs and programs into consciousness, identify them and let them go. Read more ...
Soul JourneysGuided journeys in a context of mutual support allow us to explore many aspects of our being, including the landscape of our soul. We may identify areas which need clearing, and most importantly realize the joyous miracle of who we are. Read more ...
Love & TrustAs we move beyond the personal to experience the support we receive from and the interconnection we have with all of life, we move from mistrust and fear to a life grounded in love and trust. Read more ...
Presence & MutualityAs we consciously align ourselves not only with our own spiritual identity but also with others as a reflection of the one Self, we experience even deeper the Presence which is beyond all outer forms and the energy field available for soul transformation increases many-fold. Read more ...
Sacred Ground - Online Practice Community
Sacred Ground is an online interactive meeting place for connection in interbeing - from and through the essence of who we are.
In various online, live mutuality practices we experience the transforming power of interconnection with one another. And beyond that with the consciousness which we form together, from which we come and of which we are all a part.
“Freedom Through Releasing Limiting Memories from the Past” is a simple process developed by the late Dr E.E. (Isa) Lindwall and his wife Yolanda to bring limiting thoughts, feelings, beliefs and programs into consciousness, identify them and let them go.
Once learned and experienced it is a powerful tool to align ourselves with spirit which you can integrate into your own life and spiritual practice. For more information see www.releasing.org.
Guided journeys in a context of mutual support allow us to explore many aspects of our being, including the landscape of the soul. We may identify areas which need clearing, and most importantly realize the joyous miracle of who we are.
Mutual exploration with a partner or guide brings a deeper reality to this experience.
Love & Trust
As we move beyond the personal to experience the support we receive from and the interconnection we have with all of life, we move from mistrust and fear to a life grounded in love and trust. Experiencing trust in the safe space of a session or workshop and in our daily meditations we create the possibility of expanding it in all areas of our lives.
At the same time, we begin to experience the different aspects of love (described by C.S. Lewis in "The Four Loves", 1960, and further expanded by Kathleen McGowan in "The Book of Love", 2009 and "The Source of Miracles", 2009) not just as a personal or interpersonal experience but as the true nature and infinite richness of the timeless ground of being itself.
The more we free each and any of these aspects of love from any particular action, person or situation, the more deeply we drop into that quality as a core aspect of our being and also the more available that quality becomes for fully embodied expression in our daily lives.
This is particularly true of Eros which, once freed from its intimate entanglement with sex and any and all forms of sexual expression, becomes aliveness itself in all aspects of who we are.
And then, once named and owned, like the colors of the rainbow we can allow these aspects of love to combine again into the one light of being.
Agape - unconditonal love
Philia - friendship, companionship
Charis - devotion to the divine
Eunoia - love and service to the world
Storge - tenderness, caring, empathy
Eros - sexual and romantic love
Kathleen D. McGowan (2009)
Presence & Mutuality
As we open to Presence and awaken to the light of Self the process of soul transformation begins.
Consciously aligning ourselves not only with our own spiritual identity but also with others as a reflection of the one Self, we experience even deeper the Presence which is beyond all outer forms and the energy field available for soul transformation increases many-fold.