classes

The Classes I Teach; SEEK CLASSES

Studies in Ennergywork, the Enneagram, and Kabala; “SEEK” classes

 

At this time SEEK classes are fifteen levels of eight full days.  There are a variety of ways to organize this training, from intensives, to classes of a few hours each time we meet, spread out over many, many months.  Over time I will offer several formats for the training.  After completing the first four or five levels most students are able to do distance energywork and phone sessions.  The advanced classes include hands-on work and there is a massage table for every pair of students.

All levels of SEEK classes include meditations, lectures, and sessions in which students practice the techniques they have learned by doing sessions on each other;  all the while being monitored by the teacher (and, possibly, apprentices).  The hands-on work is always done on a client who is clothed, in classes, and professionally.  Clothing is not an obstruction to energywork.

An important part of the training is in healthy ethics.  Healthy ethics are a must to do energywork and meditation effectively and safely.

Ethics and Psychic Abilities

 

Healthy ethics are extremely important for anyone with psychic ability to get useful information, and to be safe while doing psychic work.

 

PSYCHIC ABILITIES ARE EASY TO REAWAKEN

 

Psychic abilities are actually pretty easy to reawaken once a person finds a training or a path that is appropriate for that individual.  I use the word “reawaken” intentionally.  Babies and animals are naturally psychic.  Babies pick up the values of the culture that surrounds them.  All it takes to shut down the energy sensitivity of a toddler is for the toddler to share a psychic experience with a parent, and for the parent to say, “That’s all in your imagination, honey,” and, poof!  The sensitivity closes down.

 

THE ASTRAL REALMS OF THOUGHT FORMS

 

The realms which psychics perceive are called the astral realms, and these are the realms of thought forms.  The realms of thought forms are around and within us all the time.  Even in our culture, where almost everyone learns to shut down psychic sensitivity as a child, a residual sensitivity remains in most people.  Almost anyone can walk into a room with a group of people and pick up the vibes if the group has emotional coherence. 

 

YOU'RE BEING PSYCHIC WHEN YOU PICK UP ON VIBES

 

It’s easy to perceive the peace of a group of skilled meditators, and to perceive the anger of a group of neo-Nazis.  The quantum physics explanation might start with the information that any thought or feeling anyone has leaves the brain in the form of electromagnetic wavelengths that move through every other brain on planet Earth.  The electromagnetic wavelengths of love or anger are very similar in each human brain, so the vibes of others can be very recognizable, and your own brain might be the tool which picks up, and interprets, the transmissions from others.

 

THE POWER OF THE SUBCONSCIOUSE 

 

It’s also possible to understand all this as symbols that emerge from the subconscious mind (although I personally lean towards a mystical belief system to explain it all.)  I mention this because I want my work to be available people of any belief system; to atheists and to religious people alike.  And I know that I don’t really know much about the universe, so even though I believe in a God which created the universe, it’s a faith, not knowledge, and if my faith has truth, then God is too big for me to comprehend, so who am I to tell another person what to believe in?  (I do have certainty about spiritual methods which can help people heal and grow; after all I’ve been teaching and doing sessions for almost twenty years.  But this is a certainty about improving the human condition, not about the origins of creation or about the nature of God.)  Whether you think of the astral realms as genuine realities that coexist with the physical realms, or mystical words to access the subconscious mind and describe the subjective experiences of humanity, the methods to work with these realms of thought forms remain consistent, and we can all agree on certain things.  We can agree that the astral realms hold much beauty and healing (as in the experience of religious person who prays, who has a vision of angels) and much terror and dysfunction (as in a mentally ill person who hallucinates that s/he is being attacked by demons).  The mystics have long called the astral realms of healthy ethics the “light astral realms” and the astral realms of dysfunction the “dark astral realms”.

 

A TEACHING STORY ABOUT PSYCHIC ABILITIES AND ETHICS 

 

Imagine a priest of the middle ages who lives in a feudal village.  The villagers are illiterate, and even the nobility who live in the neighboring castle may not be able to read and write.  The priest knows Latin, and loves the peasants who come to his church.  The priest has done years of disciplined prayer, and sometimes visions of angels come to this priest, and give him valuable advice that he has used down the years.  He trusts his visions of angels deeply.  When people of his church suffer, and he prays for them, and angels have appeared and told him what to do, that information that has helped him help the villagers in ways that have filled him with wonder and faith. 

 

THE PRIEST IN MY STORY CARRIES THE PREJUDICES OF HIS OWN TIME AND PLACE  

 

At the same time, this priest is a normal human who has absorbed the limitations of his culture.  He’s a good priest and the villagers love him, but like most people of his time, he sees his own culture and beliefs as the best, and he sees outsiders to Christianity as being wrong, and damned to burn in hell.  He accepts the church teachings about heretics and witches.  He is loving towards his own community, but judgmental and fearful of outsiders.

 

THIS MEDIEVAL PRIEST PRAYS, AND "ANGELS" TELL HIM TO BURN A WITCH 

 

A woman in the village, who uses herbs for healing, is accusedby villagers who fear her, of practicing witchcraft.  The accusers are respected, and the accusation sticks.  The priest prays and an image of an angel comes to him and confirms that the woman should be burnt.  What has happened, energetically?

 

LIKE FREQUENCIES MAGNETIZE LIKE FREQUENCES; THE ENERGY OF FEAR AND JUDGMENT WILL MAGNETIZE VISIONS OF FEAR AND JUDGMENT 

 

I believe there are holy energies that communicate with humans.  These energies, in my opinion, take many forms; from angels (for a Christian) to Boddhisatvas (for a Buddhist) to any holy being that has been honored by any human culture (to New Age meditators, who see ‘em all).  The holy energies we call upon honor our free will.  I believe there are unhealthy energies that communicate with humans.  These energies, in my opinion, also take many forms.  These energies respond to anyone who calls for support to do something unethical.  They also honor free will, in their own way. 

 

THE ASTRAL REALMS RESPOND TO THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE PERSON WHO PRAYS OR MEDITATES, HONORING THE FREE WILL OF THAT PERSON

 

In the case of this priest, when he prays for people in his church he gets “real” angels, who give him truthful advice to support healing and love.  He is ethical when he prays about his own congregation because his love for them is real.  Because he is already convinced that the church should burn witches, the “real” angels honor his free will to be stuck in delusions, and they do not come to him when he prays about the fate of the woman who uses herbs.  In mystical language, he gets dark astral entities, and because he wants all his psychic experiences to be with angels, these dark entities are able to appear to be angels in his visions.  And so, when he is unethical, his free will to be judgmental and punishing is honored by both the light astral realms (the realms of the “real” angels) and the dark astral realms (the realms of nasty energies).  His free will to be in delusion is honored as much as his free will to be ethical.  His visionary experiences reflect his ethics of the moment.

 

PSYCHIC ABILITIES AND FILTERING 

 

In modern mystical classes this dynamic is called “filtering”.  A psychic person may be very ethical and loving most of the time, and may get valid information from the astral realms all those times.  But even those of us with the best of intentions have attachments and delusions.  Whenever a psychic has a hidden personal agenda, it is more likely that the person will filter; will get energies that confirm what that person wants.  It is for this reason, in classes, when members of one family attend as students, I never pair them up together to do practice sessions on each other.  The more intimate we are to another person, the more likely it will be that we have personal agendas for that person.