Over the years, I have been fortunate to be a part of multiple meditation groups. And two groups in particular stand out to me as being very dynamic and ahead-of-the-curve in their orientation and material that we would dive into.
I am in one right now that meets this criteria.
a shamanic practitioner, a chi kung teacher (they helped a well-known author and teacher write numerous books), an acupuncture teacher and a well-known meditation instructor are a part of this group and there is little ignorant me. I feel so so grateful!
Tonight I led a meditation from Zapchen Somatics. Now Zapchen has many levels and variations, so when one of the group members heard we were doing a Zapchen meditation, she balked a little. And I understand why – she is more into energy and she might have been worried about my just doing basic moves to wellbeing with the group (which would be fine of course but in this group we typically go straight for working with source energy or potent forms of working with Jing or Chi, no matter what meditation we are doing).
But I said this was a Zapchen Guru Yoga practice and that it was definitely not for beginners (quite true!). So she surrendered and the experiences we all had were phenomenal. It is so interesting that we can all get to a vast, peaceful, boundless, blissful wide-open heart space coming from so many different backgrounds.
Jesus showed up, along with Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Mahakala, Sherab Chama and the Medicine Buddha. Most people were open to seeing how the Guru might manifest.
It was amazing!
One of my underlying goals and possibly even purposes on this planet is to establish a reliable and stable connection to source. And it finally seems like this is possible, heck, maybe even likely!
I just have to slow down enough to allow this rich and sublime connection to reveal itself. Fortunately the practices I am learning and reviewing (and leading) in this meditation group are probably going to get me closer to that goal.
I was one of the last to join this group. So I’m not sure if / how open they are to more people joining up. But again, I am so grateful to the universe for turning me back toward these people even when I start to stray back toward self-isolation. So the more I might resist going to a particular evening, that means I have to go! And I push myself and of course am rewarded.
Perhaps soon I will start teaching again. I’m not sure to be honest though, it seems like people aren’t interested in the deeper more nuanced topics I can offer. But I would definitely lead a meditation that I have learned from this group or that I am bringing from Zapchen if and when my workshop attendees are ready. 🙂
Time will tell. Actually, on a more mundane note, I will most likely be leading Chi Kung classes starting in September – if those go well or continue, then we could get into deeper material.
Enough for now – have a good night all!
Thank you for putting up with my ramblings,
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