Spiritual Practices for Life on Earth
A Year-Long Experiential Group
The word ‘Earthing’ may sound strange, but it is the best word I know for describing the way of experiencing and expressing your essential nature's love, joy, wisdom and peace, in your body, your mind, and your relationships - experiencing the light of your spirit in your life on earth.
This program is designed to support, encourage and empower you to develop a spiritual practice with a strong focus on the well-being of your body/mind and the family of living beings that comprise our home on Earth. While the essence of life, Spirit, is formless and infinite, we live in a body and we have minds whose nature it is to be in relationship. This practice will move you towards a more sustained awareness of the Spirit within all that is, and at the same time a more conscious, respectful, and compassionate way of relating to whatever and whoever you meet in life.
We will focus experientially with three primary forms of spiritual work, weaving them into an integrated practice.
~ Mindfulness is the meditative process that opens us to the pure field of awareness. In practicing mindfulness, you learn to have relaxed and focused attention, release judgements and reactivity, and open to compassionate allowance or acceptance of what is.
~ Shamanism honors the intelligence and consciousness within everyone and everything: humans, animals, plants, minerals and spirit beings. In shamanic practices, you journey into states of consciousness where the potential exists to develop respectful relationships and communicate with any and all beings in the web of life.
~ Agni Yoga is the lineage of yoga in which you experience the union of body, mind and soul through accessing and channeling light-fire energy, life-energy from sources within your deepest nature. You will explore the inner energy anatomy of your body/mind at the different levels of manifestation and learn ways to heal, balance, align and integrate all aspects of your self.
Those who enroll in this program commit to attending a weekly 90-minute group session as regularly as possible and four retreats during the year which will each be a full day. There will be suggested reading, a commitment to keep a journal and to focus with the practices we explore together in our sessions. Individual consultations will also be available.
Some details: The start date for the next Earthing group will be Monday, January 7, 2013. Advance registration is required as group size will be limited. The fee for the year is $800, which can be paid in full at the beginning or in several payments. If you are interested or have questions or concerns, please contact Alan Levin at 845-271-3623 or alevin@SacredRiverHealing.org.