Dear Friends, I am excited to share with you a new series of tele-seminars I am presenting called Dancing with the Spiritual Masters.
The first tele-seminar will be on Tuesday April 2nd from 8pm-9:15 EST. It is called: Zen…The Indescribable Value of “Only Don’t Know”.
The session will focus on a blend of knowledge and inner experience. A number of people have already found it quite remarkable.
Love and Blessings, Rick
Explore the Buddha Mind
Zen is so much more than what our intellect can understand and process. To dance with Zen, to explore the Buddha mind requires a blend of knowledge and experience and a willingness to go beyond figuring things out.
In this session we explore the nature of Zen and do three processes that will offer experiential tastes of that part of our Mind in which choice-less awareness, stillness and bliss reside.
This teleconference is planned to be an hour and 15 minutes, with the last 15 minutes set aside for discussion. It is anticipated that there will be 5 new sessions available in the Dancing with the Spiritual Masters Series.
All of these sessions can be taken individually and the Inner work, the clearings, tailored to your specific needs.
Rediscover Your True Nature
These blocks or distortions are fragments of the ego, our limited self-identity, like emotional video tapes of our past that keep playing on repeat. These become a filter through which we experience life, how we relate to others and to ourselves.When we release these limited, negative, judgmental beliefs – both consciously and subconsciously – our life experience instantly improves… and more and more, we experience of our true Self.
It’s been 30 years this month that I have been privileged to do the work that I do.
The work grew out of the realization that experiencing what is called Pure Consciousness, or the transcendent, through meditation is not, as I so fervently believed, the solution to all of life’s problems.
I came to see that patterns of behavior and thinking that are held, often unconsciously, are like hidden software that determines the output of a computer. These patterns are generated by past experience that is retained in the body and mind. And the more retained emotions there are, the more powerful the pattern is. It doesn’t matter how long ago these beliefs, experiences and emotions were created. They don’t disappear over time. In the subconscious, everything is now. So if we did not feel loved as a child, this experience and the subsequent belief, is not stored as I was unlovable, but it is stored as I am unlovable. And then, unconsciously, we go out to prove our unlovability. At least, until we change our minds about ourselves.
The unconscious is a big deal. It runs the show. It is said to be 1 million times more powerful than the conscious mind. If real and lasting change is going to happen in our lives it must start here. Realizing this was the first step in coming into the work I do.
“The unconscious is a big deal. It runs the show.”
The second step happened in a flash. One day, as I continued to deal with food allergies and sensitivities, no one was around to do muscle testing (also called kinesiology) and help me figure out what my body wanted to eat for lunch. So I thought, there must be some way I can do this myself. Amazingly, my head shook up and down. That turned out to be my “yes’. And sideways turned out to be my “no”. I call this my signal.
Over time I came to realize that not only could I test for good and bad foods to eat but I could test the unconscious. I could ask it what it believed was true, how it came to believe that and what emotion made that belief feel true. And even better than that, I could ask and receive specific answers how to help my clients release their limiting beliefs and retained emotions. And even better still, it worked.
“At first, I thought of myself as a healer. And this gave me a sense of value as a person.”
But what I would most like to share with you is how I have felt about this gift and the opportunities it has afforded me.
At first, I thought of myself as a healer. And this gave me a sense of value as a person. I felt important. Seeming miracles were happening. In retrospect, I would call this a stage. And it is a stage that is very seductive to the ego. One could easily get stuck here if one didn’t have spiritual guidance.
As my spiritual practice and growth continued I came to experience myself more and more as not a healer but more like a delivery system. Guidance would put information and directions for my clients into my mind and I would communicate them. When they would have experiences of their True Self it was abundantly clear to me that I in no way was responsible for their experiences. But, because I am empathic and can feel a little of what they feel I actually got to come along for the ride which was very beneficial to me.
“The more I worked the more I didn’t judge anymore…just loved.”
If I actually added anything to a client session it would be the unconditional love that was growing in me. This too, seems like a great gift given to me. The more I worked the more I found that I didn’t judge anyone…just loved them. And I suspect that this allowed the work to come through me with greater and greater force and clarity. Not too long ago I asked Guidance how much I actually contributed personally to my client sessions. The answer came back… about 1%. The rest, just flows through.
The gift and opportunity to do the work I do has been an incalculable blessing. It has moved me along my spiritual path. It has provided an income for me and my family. It is the thing I love to do more than anything in the world.
There are no real words that can contain or even point to my gratitude.
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Thank You for your interest in Reading a Sample from Drops of Wisdom. The sample currently includes the first chapter and the introductory pages that precede it.
This first Chapter is entitled “Great-Love” and explains Great-Love, and the difference between Great-Love and Egoic-love.
As with the other chapters, it also includes practical insight into how Rick has incorporated these principles in his practice, self-inquiry questions, and a multitude of quotes from the greatest Spiritual Thinkers that help to underscore this Drop of Wisdom.