Embodied Spiritual Counseling
& The Realization Process
I offer a body-centered interactive process of emotional growth and spiritual awakening. By spiritual I mean the nondual primary ground of being, which I call "unchanging-self." You can easily access this as an unchanging experience of the ground of your basic essence. It lies beneath the fantasies, artifices and restraints that cause suffering. Spiritual awakening involves your most fine attunement to your unchanging-self and the world around you. I help you awaken to this spiritual dimension as a means of overcoming the unwanted habits of mind and body that accompany your deepest injures in relationship. As a spiritual counselor I combine embodied nondual meditation practice with body centered psychology and relationship counseling when appropriate. I also draw upon the Realization Process approach.
Realization Process meditation practice is a means of personal transformation and spiritual, nondual awakening developed by Judith Blackstone, PhD. The Realization Process is a series of powerful but gentle, precise attunement practices for realizing your most subtle, fundamental dimension of consciousness as a body experience. These meditations guide you to make deep contact with the internal space of your body. Here you uncover and awakenan authentic, quality-rich experience of your individual being as an undivided luminous transparency, pervading the body and environment as a unity. As you attune to the primary ground of your being as a body experience, you progressively become free from the habits of mind and body related to depression, anxiety, frustration, and confusion. In this way it integrates a direct process of realizing your nondual unchanging-self with psychological and relational healing.
Many therapists now recommend “mindfulness meditation” to support psychotherapy. As a spiritual counselor, unlike most soulful guides and spiritual teachings, I use embodied nondual meditation to attune directly to your most subtle, fundamental dimension of consciousness as a body-felt experience. This nondual dimension is experienced as balanced, unchanging, stillness, spacious, open, universal and as a unity.
As you uncover and awaken to this fundamental dimension of consciousness as a body-felt experience, you find that it becomes the basis of both your emotional independence and spiritual oneness with your environment. This embodied experience brings a whole new perspective to resolving your deepest challenges, one that is not recognized in Western psychology, “mindfulness meditation,” or popular Asian spiritual traditions. Awakening this as a full body experience lays the foundation for intimacy with your self and with others.
By attuning to this spiritual dimension of consciousness as your most subtle feeling-tones in the core of the body, you gain access to a state of wholeness-of-being that is beyond, or deeper than your subjective distortions of reality. This kind of embodiment is an "indwelling" that is more than becoming aware of your body as a vehicle to live in. You access the unchanging primary ground of your being as an embodied spiritual experience.
As you come to embody this primary ground of your being as a reliable experience, it becomes a resource for personal transformation. Your senses (which invoke repetitive outdated thoughts, emotions, body tensions) are progressively washed clean of their habitual ways of responding to life. You learn to let go of rigid or fixed ways you experience and respond to your biggest challenges.
Embodied Nondual Meditation Yoga gives you access to the true ability to allow life to flow without manipulation or automatic defense but instead be guided by a deeper truth. There are a variety of profound personal and relationship consequences to this awakening.