Integration Station

What would it feel like to have your whole person integrated? We segregate our lives into sections that don’t give us the full picture of who we are. Our ego, our “I-ness” attaches itself to labels and limitations that were put in motion from childhood. How do we free ourselves from the stories that we believe define who we are?

Meditation. Yeah, you knew that was coming. Our sense organs can only do so much. We can see, touch, feel or think something (or multiple things) but is that really our true Self? These things change over time; our bodies, our likes and dislikes, our thoughts and beliefs, and we can only think about them with the limited mindset that we have at any given moment.

Connecting with the part of us that remains unchanged is the key to unwinding the identities that we create for ourselves. Once we have the experience of the Self that rests in the infinite, that is unchanging no matter what is happening around us, we can get a different perspective and view on what our Truth really is.

For most of us, our reality is a combination of our daily, stimulated life, and perhaps brief glimpses into our eternal, infinite realm of pure essence. Likely it’s more of the former and less of the latter.

Tantra teaches us that these two worlds are merging all the time. The integration of our spiritual world with our material world is one that can lead us towards more freedom and fulfillment. Neither realm is “good” or “bad”. There is a belief that everything is a manifestation of the Divine (you already knew that because there are dogs, avocados, and peanut butter). The point is, do your best to integrate the YOU that you know you are at the core of your being with the you that is out in the world every day. The more aligned they are, the more peaceful and fulfilled you will be.

In the meantime, keep meditating, and keep noticing the sunshine on your face, and the sound of the rain, and even the person that cut you off in traffic. They are all part of this beautiful web of life and integrating all of it is there for you at any time.

In your best health and with love,

Betsy

Parayoga – A Tantric Perspective

Parayoga – A Tantric Perspective

When most people hear the word tantra, they think of sex. While there is a branch of tantric practice that involves very detailed sexual practices, that is not the whole story and definitely not what this article is about. Let’s keep our clothes on while I give you a brief description of a completely different understanding of tantra and, more specifically, Parayoga.

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