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Lord Shiva as Arunachala-Dakshinamurti

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We are blessed to be offering this class in Tiruvannamalai, Tamal Nadu, South India, 
an ancient place of pilgrimage and divine revelation...


The Legend of Arunachala Shiva:
Holy Hill of Tiruvannamalai


In one of the root legends of ancient India...The Gods Vishnu and Brahma were rocking the universe, quarreling as to who was the superior Deity. To restore equilibrium, Shiva appeared as a flaming lingam, and challenged them to find his source. Brahma took the form of a swan, and flew to the sky, ascending toward the heavens to find the top of the flame, while Vishnu became the boar Varaha, and sought its base in the depths of the earth. Neither Brahma nor Vishnu could find the source and were humbled by the infinity of this flame... they bowed to Shiva.


Lingodbhava: Siva appearance as flaming Lingam

Arunachala (Annamalai) or red mountain in Tiruvannamalai, India, is recognized as a lingam,  and the embodiment of Shiva as Infinite Light, described in this ancient legend.

Perhaps... Shiva represents the flame of Life, without beginning or end… everywhere, always, eternal, forever and ever and ever… 

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Siva is often depicted as half female/half male

Shiva (Siva in Sanskrit) is an aspect of the Hindu Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva.  Shiva rules tamas guna, the aspect of Mystery manifesting as the experience of matter. 
The Sanskrit word Shiva means auspicious, and refers to the scintillating divine qualities of our life on earth.  The brilliance of the light of seeing, tasting, touching... of consciousness experiencing embodiment.  The agony and ecstasy of each moment, as our amazing lives unfold.

Shiva is the light of life...the brilliance of consciousness...that illuminates each instant of our experience.  At times we are Shiva taking the form of Vishnu as the the boar Varaha 
infused with His strength, spelunking the deep dark caves of the infinite possibility of pain and suffering that our human experience offers. 

Often we become the Swan of creative possibility, of Brahma  and his Shakti Saraswati soaring to the sublime ecstatic heights of embodied experience. We are the cutting edge of the unfolding of infinite possibility  expressed in the unique dimension of Earthly experience.
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Last winter, I arrived in India angry with pie in the sky religiosity that worshiped gods in heavens and stood by helplessly letting the Earth go to Hell.  I offered my pain to Dakshinamurti (Shiva as Guru) and was blessed with the realization that Shiva is the Earth!

As westerners coming from a monotheistic tradition we mistake images which personify Shiva for Shiva... Pre-biblical spirituality was animistic and pantheistic.  It reflected a natural world of omnipresent mystery, splendor and intelligence, where all of nature, all of life, all creation was sacred.

Monotheism extracts God from the Earth, and offers a pie in the sky God...With God in heaven... somewhere??? You can do as you like on earth. Traditionally Lord Shiva has been worshiped as rocks, and trees, mountains and rivers, worshiped as the earth her self. He is usually worshiped as an earthy phallus, ancient banyon tree, holy river, cobra and bull.


The God Shiva… is often called Maha Deva… Great Spirit. The roots of Śhiva in folk etymology is "śī" which means "in whom all things lie, pervasiveness" and va which means "embodiment of grace”…

Shiva's manifest form is feminine Shakti. Shakti is prakritti... Nature... 
The Self-Sacrifice of The Goddess as This Sacred Creation. This Sacred Earth!

Sacred Cow

In Hinduism the Cow personifies the sacredness of all life on earth, and the generosity of the Universe in sustaining our lives.
 
In South India the Cow stands at the highest and most visible place in many temples,  to remind us to cherish all life as our own... 
Please don't laugh at our Sacred Cows, monkeys, rats, ants, trees, rivers, mountains, etc.... Mother Earth... 
and please consider cultivating a vegetarian diet, to do a little more, to live your prayers, for future generations.

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To cherish and to serve the Earth is to worship Shiva. 
The beauty of life that we love so much is Shiva. 
Our own life, which we cherish so selfishly, is Shiva.
 Look no further, everything you are seeking, you already have! 
Aum Namah Shivaya! 

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Arunadri Retreat Centre - Tiruvannamalai
arunadri retreat centre - tiruvannamalai
Enjoy our newly built, cool rammed earth construction,
lemongrass roofs, comfortable mattresses,
world class water purification system, and
spectacular views of beloved Arunachala Shiva.



Retreat

Anandra George · February 2017
This place is the perfect environment for meditation and deep retreat in the shadow of the holy mountain.
All of the facilities are of rare quality and a level of style I rarely see in India,
 and the family hosts are full of love and care. Highly recommended!

Vesna Josipovic · February 2017
Perfect location, wonderful Arunachala view, tasty food, comfortable harmonious designed rooms.
Warm open heart housholder family!
Love you Jehan, Ishani and Saran!



Our January 2017 Energy As Medicine:
Transformational Therapy Workshop

Radka


Thank you Bruce for creating the safe space for me and all of us to visit India ,
 The Polarity course was way beyond my expectations .
I am in love with India and I am so thankful for your love and guidance.
You  are a true inspiration and a great teacher of Polarity and
an example of integrating all of it with a Spiritual practice, that one can do in every day life .

I fell in love with our community of people in the course, we became one Big Happy family !
Om Namah Shivya , Ann Edwards


 




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Day 1, Sattvic Energy Balancing



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1. Control unconscious forces that run your life!

Over the last forty years the human potential movement, has made great strides in healing shock and trauma. A foundation of our approach is the research of Eugene Gendlin PhD, founder of a self help technique called Focusing. Dr Gendlin recorded thousands of psychotherapy sessions to understand what dynamics led to success. He found that successful psychotherapy was a rarity and had nothing to do with the qualities or training of the psychotherapist.

Gendlin came to understand that shock and trauma were not held in the mind or emotions. Therapies that focused on the mind were largely ineffective and emotion based processes retraumatized the nervous system.

Gendlin came to understand that shock and trauma were held in a much more primordial level of the body. He called this level “The Felt Sense”. The felt sense is the bodies own way of knowing its experience through its own reaction to experience.

In trauma the self-organizing intelligence in the bodily tissue, is overwhelmed and shuts down. A profound clearing of the past, safely and easily takes place, as we are simply guided to be fully present in the tissue and energy of the body. Our Presence is the self organizing intelligence of the Soul, of Life

The language of the body, of the felt sense, is sensation. Our technique SBA, Sensation Based Awareness, clears trauma, safely, gently and immediately.

The client does not have to re-experience the trauma, they simply need to be guided, to the experience that its safe to be fully present in their body. Presence realigns the cellular intelligence of the life field to clear the past. Light overwhelms darkness!

2. Learn to release the fight or flight response from the nervous system.

In stress, shock and trauma our mind obsesses on the threat to our vulnerable ego. The mind is the surface of the heart our insecurity and vulnerable are heart felt. The mind spins incessantly, seeking to re-establish safety.

Obsession can go on for days, months, years, decades, sending a myriad of confused and contradictory mental and emotional impulses into the nervous system as the vulnerable ego seeks resolution to perceived threats to its competence to deal with life and love.

This myriad of confused and contradictory mental and emotional impulses lodges in the nervous system throughout the body as emotional armoring.

Dr Randolph Stone, the founder of Polarity Therapy, understood how to release the decades of impulses of fear, fright and flight held in the sympathetic nervous system to reset the nervous system to a peaceful parasympathetic state of deep relaxation and well-being.

In our Energy As Medicine workshops, our Ultrasonic Core Energy Balancing Session gives you powerful hands on tools to safely and immediately release emotional armoring, stress, shock and trauma from the nervous system.

3. Higher Intelligence guides us to the key to your healing…

The third part of our synthesis works with shamanistic Rogerian insights of modern hypnotherapy synthesized in David Quigley’s Alchemical hypnotherapy.

Our protocol, provides a container to safely, and immediately, facilitate a conscious and nourishing relationship with a vulnerable part of your being. We call this process of soul retrieval “Rescuing The Inner Child”.

4. The capstone of our approach is Transpersonal Psychology

The ancient wisdom of India reveals that your pain is not biographical, nor psychological, but existential. A profound alienation from Life, from Nature, an ignorance of your own inherent Divinity.

Our workshops offer an immersion in Unitive Consciousness through profoundly effective vibrational energy balancing bodywork, and resonant mantra yoga techniques to tune you back into Life, to entrain your body on a molecular level with your Divine Self.

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Microclairvoyant image of an atom as a well/field
 to an inner/higher dimension of Being

Every cell of your body has the vibrational potential to be a well to Being, to your natural state of feeling filled with wonder (wonderful) and filled with your inherent divinity (feeling grate-full) your natural state.

Empowering You To Take Responsibility For Your Emotional Well-Being

The gift of my life’s healing journey, is to share safe, simple, easy to learn techniques, to clear unconscious forces that run our lives.

You are welcome to join us in our annual pilgrimage to India. This pilgrimage across the face of the earth, is metaphor for your intention for an inner journey to your own innate healing Divinity.

Mother India is a unique destination. As it is one of the few places left on earth where the ancient wisdom has not been destroyed by imperialism and the church. It is recommended that you come to India as a pilgrim, not a tourist. India offers what is considered to be the culmination of human knowledge, way of life that reveals the essential divinity of all life, of your life.

Seeking transformation? Know Thyself, Our workshop is a bridge between two worlds. Your ego entangled in its pain and the infinitely liberating landscape of your own divinity.

Join us to explore a precious and profound inner vista, as we cultivate your own, deep personal revelation, of your own inherent divinity.

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