Monthly Archives: June 2014

New moon energy – Reflections – Why are we here?

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new_moonWhat is it that we all want? “We” intending to mean scintillant, conscious beings, animate or inanimate. What is that underlying, ever-present, unchanging quality that drives us evolve and even make simple actions?

It is not love. It is not success and recognition. It is not peace and tranquility.

Although we are certainly motivated by these states, they vary in degree of influence over time, and sometimes are in complete eclipse. So what is it?

Sensation. Experience. Being a vessel that can receive energy in all of its myriad forms and non-forms, as well as be stimulated by it, be able to assimilate it, interpret it, and reflect on it, and then express it through action.

In this respect it is interesting to consider how much of our experience is lived with the focus on a small computer screen, or an even smaller phone. As well, it is also interesting to note that by accessing our brain at about 90% or above we begin to have cosmic experiences of our body encompassing all of the traits of a deity or of the entire universe. The cosmic orgasm.

I sometimes find that much of my personal experience takes place through my fingertips as they tap along at the keyboard of my laptop, which has a broken screen. I spend so much of my time disseminating information through virtual means, and at some times I begin to feel that I am really in union with the virtual aspect of my being.

But what is virtual? It is commonly understood in situations such as this as as those interactions that take place through an organism, or, better, a machine, which is synthetic and external to our organic body. But what if there is a shift in consciousness such that I understand my computer–and the World Wide Web and all of the communication networks and all of the applications through which I express what I am living–as not only an extension of my body, but a part of my body in itself?

This computer is my body part. This apartment as well. This Starbucks. This city. This women’s circle. This food. This education. This is all part of Me.

My body is my temple, and my temple is my body. The organic body that is born through a vagina is only the mothership of that body through which that experience takes place. It is the central nervous system that gives us that perspective. And all of our actions in life, all of our motivations come from an expansion of that consciousness so that the body, the “I”-principal, becomes bigger and more experienced, more cultured, more, more, more.

If fact, in this universe made of of 96% of dark energy–which is the constituant of the universe that ensures that we are in expansion–it seems that it is by default that we want to hoard as individuals, to have more and more and more. Though, as  the hoarding quality is forgotten,  two bodies are able to merge to form One, and that consciousness can become bigger still.

So hoarding, competition, possession, and greed…. these are all, in essence, contrary to the idea of really experiencing the true power of one-ness. There is a difference between sharing two central nervous systems in a symbiotic relationship and one CNS in effect parasiting and enslaving the other. A parasite can never experience the beauty of ever truly owning the other consciousness, because the usage of the other is taken by force and there is resistance. But when there is sharing, both parties experience having a larger body. There is more sensation. There is more flow.

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Tantra FAQ – Part 1

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What does Tantra mean?tantra_sex

Tantra is a Sanskrit word that contains two syllables. Sanksrit words typically have several meanings and can be unfolded in many different way. Tan-tra can easily be translated as “expansion, liberation”. This refers to many things, most generally to to expansion and liberation of consciousness.

What is the general concept of Tantra?

The focus of tantra is on reaching the state of supreme consciousness, with absolute truth, with radiant beauty, and with bliss. This can also be expressed as communion with the divine.

How does one expand one’s consciousness?

There are many techniques, but the most general is to transcend boundaries. But in order to transcend our boundaries, it is very useful to become aware of them and to understand their mechanism, how they are acting in our life, and why they are there. The techniques of Tantra are designed to discover our boundaries and limitations, understand them, and then transcend them, liberating us from our bondages and sufferings.

sri_YantraI thought Tantra meant some kind of very erotic sex…

Actually, no, not at all. Tantra utilizes many techniques to attain communion with the divine. Many of them are practiced by an individual aspirant. Some of them are practiced in a group, and some of them in a couples situation.

When Tantra is practiced in a couple, there is one practice called “Maithuna” in which there is communion with the divine of both parties in the couple, as well as between the couple, forming a closed triangle between the three parties. As such, for obtaining these states there are suggested practices that are given in some of the ancient texts. Some of these practices are intended to bring pleasure to your partner as a sign of devotion in the form of actions and offerings. The Kama Sutra is one of the main texts that provides such information…. But this is not Tantra as a whole, but only one very small aspect of it.

How does one become a Tantric priest/priestess?

There are no two priests/priestesses who’s foundation in Tantrism is the same. To become a Tantric guru, expert, or priest/priestess it means going through a series of initiations that can be different for each person. Those initiations can come through physical transmission from guru to disciple, through letters, through meditation, and other forms of personal experiences. If one is interested in taking this path, then it is highly advised to recieve guidance from an experienced tantric for the assignment of sadhana, or personal practices.