Aziz Shamanism on Aug 28, 2012
Tagged in: workshop, Spiritual Development, Shamanism, Javanese Magick, initiation, healing, Genie, angel
In Javanese Magick, A Khodam is a word from Al Hikmah that’s means a server, or helper. Also known as Hafadoh Angels, they are between the Djinn (known more popularly as genies) and Angels. Unlike the Djinn, they are always good; and beings higher in spiritual power can always overcome problems caused by evil Djinn. Where as an angel is seen as a universal power rather than a personal one, the Khodam is the personal equivalent. You can compare this with the more popular notion of a guardian Angel.
Khodams provide personal protection, and cause spiritual growth and enlightenment. They are powerful beings of light provided by God (Allah) for the sole purpose of protecting us, fulfilling our needs and aiding our growth towards enlightenment. So,generally pretty useful to have around!
You might be asking how you find yourself an angelic khodam to help you on your path. This is traditionally done by khodam initiations from an Al Hikmah master. Once the initiation has been received, the khodam protection and guidance is maintained by performing a few simple daily prayers. The prayers are generally in Arabic, but short enough to learn easily.
Apart from protection and guidance, Khodams also provide spiritual growth and healing powers. Guidance often comes through an inner voice, through dreams or you are unconsciously led into beneficial situations. The power of a Khodam also enables you to heal and protect others, and to exorcise demons and remove black magick.
Peter Aziz, Al Hikmah master, UK
Next Javanese Magick Course in Devon starting 1 September, 2012
Kirsten Deacon on Aug 07, 2012
Tagged in: Spiritual Development, Relationships, Personal Growth, New Paradigm, Consciousness, Bristol, awareness, Abundance
It's been a while since my last entry on iLuna... Somehow I've been quite caught up with moving forwards and into a new phase of the project.
The current phase - Expanding Potential - is all about stretching out in different ways, and after more than 27mths ‘in the field’ - experimenting, researching, developing - I now have a suite of products and services to offer…
These products and services are for anyone looking for answers to questions or solutions to problems. They are designed with a mainstream audience in mind, so no personal development experience necessary… An open and inquisitive disposition would be useful however…
The virtual shelves in my bookstore will soon be filled with a number of in-depth accounts of putting theory to the test - the results of this experiment. For a taster of what is to come you can download the Introduction here for just 99p.
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Elena Angel Shakti on Jul 13, 2012
Tagged in: Witness consciousness, Taoism, Tantra, Sexuality, Relationships, Projection, observer, Movement, mindfulness, meditation, Manuel Schoch, Liberation, Intimacy, energy, Emotion, Elena Angel Shakti, Breath, Body awareness, Ashtavakra
Observe and be free (through the body)
by Elena Angel www.elenaangel.com“You are the one observer of all and in realityalways free.Your bondage is this — you see the other, not yourself, as the observer and the doer;thus has the black snake of ego bitten you.I am not the doer.…Drop this illusion and also this feeling of inner and outer, andawaken in the thought that you are the unchanging, conscious,and non-dual soul.”- from The Second Sutra of Ashtavakra in Manuel Shoch’s ‘Bitten by the Black Snake’Manuel Schoch explains that observation is about constantly observing what is happening inside, not outside.
Even if the outside is real, you have to imagine that it is an illusion. Not because it is not there, but in the sense that it is not the reality of what is.The other person you observe is not the reality. The reality is how that person subjectively feels. This is something that you can never observe by looking outward. You can observe only their movements, and from that you form an opinion of the person. You cannot observe what is happening inside them.
And so… for example, as a man intimate with a woman, are you observing? What are you observing?
Do you really know what is happening inside the other? Or are you observing the outward appearance and reaching some conclusions?
When you do or say something in a particular way, and you tell yourself it’s because this particular behaviour will elicit some effect on the other, is it really about the other?
Check and see, if perhaps this is only about you. Check, what is the real motivation? Which part of you is hiding, which part of you is afraid, which part of you is needy.
And, likewise, if this person says or does something in a way that affects you, is that really true? Should you react to the outward movement, and feel or do or say something as a result? Before you react, take time to observe what is happening inside of you.
Each time someone acts in a particular way way toward you is an opportunity to practice the art of observation. The moment you react, the possibility of choice and the space to see what is happening inside you are lost.
But do you trust yourself as observer?
Indeed, sometimes there is so much shadow we do not see clearly inside. Sometimes, there is so much suppression and conditioning, we are blinded.
The only thing that does not lie is the body.
So, feel your body. How does your body feel when you say and do what you say and do, or when someone else says or does something? Do you feel openness or closure? Relaxation and glow or restriction and darkening? Are you communicating and acting from your heart or from your head? What emotion is running through you? Do you feel safe, hurt, angry? Is the feeling somewhere in your body? Feel the emotion, feel the sensation, the temperature, the location, the quality, the colour and smell of the feeling in the body.
And when you know what the feeling and the sensation is, breathe it.
Breathe into it and with it, and let it expand and move, as it will.
Let your body move as it will, to unlock and let the energy flow.
Maggie Richards on Jun 22, 2012
Tagged in: mindfulness, meditation meditation for beginners, meditation for beginners
You WANT us, don’t you Maggie? Go on. Have us. Have us both. Just a little treat. Go on." And I did. First the rhubarb crumble placed on the communal table, then the waffles and cream… Boy, did they mess up my nightly meditation and prayer.
Just as sugar is said to be devoid of vitamins and minerals and robs the body of vital micro-nutrients to help it metabolise, so it shamelessly steals the mind of stillness. It's an activator. A biological bully boy. So, next time you fancy making a stand for peace, pass on the pecan pie.
NB. If you really want explore the effects of sugar on your awareness, turn the microscope on how much you actually consume in a day. Not necessarily gram wise but what has it in it. That’s how I uncovered the not so pretty truth of my ‘healthy’ diet. Sugar everywhere! Turn to the ingredients list of whatever you pick off the shop shelf from now and see what I mean.
For more meditation tips, take a look at my blog and join me on Twitter @MaggieMahabha
© 2012 Maggie Richards
Leon on Jun 17, 2012
Tagged in: zen, Tantra, Spiritual Development, self-love, Relationships, Personal Growth, New Paradigm, mindfulness, meditation tips, meditation meditation for beginners, meditation for beginners, meditation, love, london, intention, increase confidence and self esteem, i am presence, i am, healing storytelling, healing, growth, forgiveness, events, environment, Consciousness, conscious, belief in ourselves, awareness, Abundance
I was lucky enough to spend 11 days with the Dalai Lama. It was a dream to be given such an opportunity. But as with most opportunities comes great responsibility. I was with him for so long because I was filming his last UK tour. I was interested in knowing more about the Dalai Lama before I met him and I was pretty nervous. A bit like a kid meeting his favourite footballer, or telly star. As a child I got to meet the England team and Timmy Mallet! Obviously meeting the Dalai Lama is different. He has a celebrity status, but not for has footie skills, looks or money. He has that status because of his efforts to bring more peace into the world. So to make a film about the Dalai Lama, that responsibility had to be carried in to understanding and then sharing his message of world peace. After a day and a half of seeing him meet people and being interviewed for press, I realised that everyone was asking him the same questions. It's taken four and a half years to make this film and to say it has changed my life is somewhat of an understatement. On Tuesday 19th June, I have the opportunity and obligation to start sharing my experience and more importantly, the Dalai Lama's message of Universal Responsibility. Leon Stuparich Director and Producer, Road to Peace http://roadtopeacefilm.eventbrite.com/
Margaret on Jun 14, 2012
Tagged in: recipes, meditation, journeywork, herbs, healing storytelling, healing, chakra, book
"Your thoughts go now to your last meeting with Neptune (Poseidon), on that upturned boat. There was something familiar about that boat, the place where she lay, rusty and upturned. It felt as though you had seen this boat before but how would that be possible? the boat was very rusty and had clearly been at the bottom of this ocean for longer than you had been alive, in this lifetime anyway..."
"You are now experiencing what is termed a past life regression. You might already have heard this term; you may already have some experience of such a happening. Often people imagine having been somewhere before, it is called "de ja vu", which is French for "already seen", this experience of past life regression can be helpful in sorting out our sub-conscious thoughts."
These are passages from my book titled "Journeywork", it includes two medatitive stories, one in a beautiful garden where nature heals and one in the depths of an imaginary ocean. The book also includes information on the chakras, meditation, recipes and it includes a life mapping technique that you can use to plot your course through life in a fun way and an ever changeable way. Please look at my blog http://www.margaretkennedytully.blogspot.com for more information and details of how you can purchase a copy of "Journeywork"
Have you ever wondered what really happens in a weekend workshop of Bioenergetics but were afraid to ask?
Well heres an insight into what you can expect from the - The Art of being vibrant 22nd-24th June.
You arrive on Friday evening from a busy day, upon walking through the doors at Osho Leela, you instantly begin to relax and unwind. After checking in you experience the tasty Osho Leela food and take the opportunity to hang out with the other weekend participants.
Satisfied with dinner one of the workshop crew invites you back into Zorba. (The spacious and relaxing room where all sessions will occur). You feeling excited and curious what will happen.
You go in and the group leader (Me!!) welcomes you with a big smile. You look around and you see all other participants arriving and you all sit down in a circle. The group leader joins you in the circle and starts to introduce himself. You start to relax by realizing that you are in a caring enviroment where you can really be who you are. After you all shared about your hopes and expectations from the weekend, it is time to get in touch with your body through dancing.
As the final track comes to a close the group leader demonstrates some physical exercises that allow you to become more grounded and connected to your body. You copy the exercises and already begin feeling more connected to yourself.
As the session slowly comes to an end you head off for a quick shower and head off to bed before midnight.
The group continues saturday starting in the morning with an active meditaion which will be either Dynamic, Mandala or Nataraj depending on the needs of the group. This is followed by showers, breakfast (outside if the weather is good) and time to enjoy the company of the rest of the group. Suddenly you hear some great world dance music coming from the group room and you feel drawn there to start dancing excitedly.
The energy in the room is high and you enjoy dancing while you interact with the rest of the group. As the music slowly comes to an end you exchange a couple of hugs before siting down for an explanation of the morning session. The group leader demonstrates some common energy blocks in the body and demonstrates some bioenergetic exercises that can help release all that blocked energy.
With the morning session you feel you are going deep into yourself, working and healing your body through these life bringing exercises. Once the session is finished there might be some time before lunch for hanging out in nature.
After a delicious lunch of vegetarian food, you share the mornings experience with the rest the group, taking space to be heard and getting the support of the group.
Feeling nourished from the sharing, you get some free time where you can either take a walk in the beautiful Dorset countryside, enjoy a siesta or spend some time getting to know someone from the group a little better.
Its is now the middle of the the afternoon, you are coming back into Zorba feeling totally relaxed after the break only to find out there will be even more relaxation. Its now time to go even deeper into relaxation in the form of a massage exchange. The beautiful Naomi carefully guides the process and gives you great instructions how to give your partners body the maximum nourishment.
As you feel thoroughly relaxed, you make your way to dinner where you are feeling overflowing with joy and gratitude for the day you are having.
Now that your belly is satisfied, you hear again that juicy music coming from Zorba. Feeling the call of your body to move, you start dancing and you realise how much more loose and alive your body feels. The evening session is much more relaxed and playful than the other sessions. Feeling juiced up from the session, you make your way to the bar where you hang out and have lots of fun with the rest of the group.
The final day on sunday begins with an optional morning meditation followed by showers and breakfast. You arrive at the session room feeling eager for another breakthrough, dancing and flowing with the music and the energy in the room.
This final session on Sunday morning allows you to become totally empowered, culminating in a peak state which you remember for weeks and months to come. As the session draws to a close, you body feels electric and in love with life. Moving and vibrating in ecstasy with the subtle humm of your life force energy. You get an aha moment when you realise that this state you are in now, is something you have heard about before. You remember once learning about kundalini, Qi, Prana or any of the other names for your vital life force and rather than just being a concept a theory or an intellectual understanding, it is actually a reality, in this moment.. now.
Feeling yourself in this bliss state, you make your way to lunch, where your energy is overflowing. Sharing and laughing over lunch, you enjoy this time being your authentic self.
Bubbly and lively you return back to Zorba for the final sharing. You share from your heart and feel heard and appreciated by everyone in the group.
At the end of the sharing, everyone makes their way outside for a final bit of Qi Gong and kundalini in the sun.
Returning to the group feeling nicely grounded and peaceful, you fill in some feedback forms about your experience of the group. After putting down the pen and paper you lovingly exchange hugs from your new found friends before saying goodbye and making your way back home.
As you make your way back you internally remark about feeling so much lighter than when you arrived.
So I hope that gave you a good insight into the work and by now are excited to go ahead and book. The group runs between 22nd and 24th of June and costs £180 if booked 7 days in advance.Theres only 2 weeks to go so book soon. As an added bonus im giving away a free individual session to anyone who brings 2 friends who have yet to experience the work of Bioenergetics.
Also if you know anyone that would benefit from this work, please do them a favour and forward them this email. It only takes a moment and you could really help them in their life.
Booking is possible online or by calling Osho Leela on 01747 821 221.
I hope to see you soon
love, light and laughter
Simon Laken on Jun 01, 2012
Tagged in: workshops, Tantra, Spiritual Development, Spirit, Sessions, reiki, Personal Growth, New Paradigm, mindfulness, messages from angels, love, healing, events, chakra, Bristol, Brighton, bodyflow, angel, alternative practitioners
Newly opened B&B soon to have outdoor Spa facilities (we pray for this still). A total renovation has been in progress for only 3 months to create this space. We have a therapy room and good location for walking to the tor and the high st. This multi faith house is a good base to just relax and soak in some pampering or for deeper more life changing work to begin. Glastonbury town offers a massive range of interests, courses and therapies. Simon is now working from Bere house full-time to attend to your therapuetic and essential needs. Experienced and qualified in many massage styles, Reiki and reflexology this can be a perfect way to unwind, tune in or release yourself from everything and nothing.
Maggie Richards on Jun 01, 2012
Tagged in: Spiritual Development, mindfulness, meditation meditation for beginners
Want to meditate but not really got into it because you're easily distracted? Read on, my friend. Read on.
The following is a transcript of a text conversation between me (M) and someone (C) who'd come to my former group meditation class in central London.
(C): Haven’t been really been doing v much. Get easily distracted.
(M): Imagine this if you will: you and the distracted you are lovers. The more you be together, exploring and connecting, the greater your love may grow. Discard the other however and you may never know your own potential. (Keep meditating :)
(C): Thanks. That’s quite beautiful. My question is though, what if the lover discards you and isn’t in touch with his own heart? Know u were only using a metaphor.
(M): The lovers are parts of you. Your inner one (reached and respected in meditation) loves 'the other you' unconditionally. All discarding is done your side... It is up to the conscious you to remake the connections by, for example:
- trusting your intuition
- being kind
- learning to listen to you heart
(I found these and much more arises naturally in me the longer I practice meditation.)
(M): It might be clearer if I describe it this way: your inner lover is the divine in you, whose lifeblood is pure and unconditional love. The discarder is your 'lower' human side, troubled by limiting beliefs, habits, ideas and actions. Meditation is one way of bridging the gap and leading us home to the arms of our beloved...
(C): I will try it, thanks.
I'm pleased to hear that (you're welcome to contact me again if you get stuck or disheartened). The most effective tool for you now - apart from practising regularly, even if for 10 mins - is to carry on regardless of how you feel during/after meditating. Because the important work is being done at a silent, unseen level.
The more you practice with the right intention, by and by the transformative effects - (over)reacting less, being more positive, listening to your own needs - may come into your conscious awareness (a gratifying sign that your lovers are slowly reuniting :-)
(M): PS. You might find susanpiver.com useful. Talks a lot of down to earth sense, and also sends a short video meditation practice every week (free) - just sign up to her Open Heart Project.
(C): Ok, thank you. Really appreciate it. Will keep you informed of my progress. Much love. XxX
For more meditation tips, insights and musings, come on over to my blog http://www.spaceandsilence.com/blog/ and/or follow me @MaggieMahabha
© 2012 Maggie Richards
Are you feeling vibrant yet?
For those of you that are into self development, don't miss the Art of Being Vibrant this month at Osho Leela ( 22 to 24th June). Its a workshop thats all about expanding the limits of our ability to feel good.
Who doesnt want to walk around in the space where you just feel vibrant and alive.?
The workshop will be held in the beautiful dorset countryside in the Osho Leela personal growth centre.
Date: 22nd to 24th June
Price £195 or £185 with an early bird discount.
Places are limited so Book online at the Osho Leela Website.
June Events Calender
So we always get asked after we send out the events calender if people can add events to the newsletter. This can be done on the main iLuna site and events from there are always included in the newsletter, if you miss the newsletter add the event anyway as we always direct people from the newsletter to the site for the most up to date events.
Without further ado, heres a round up of the rest of the great events coming to you during june