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Is it egotistical to call oneself a “guru”… a “guru of tantra”? 

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Is it egotistical to call oneself a “guru”… a “guru of tantra”? 

If that is my job, then I should be able to tell people what my profession is. If I choose that path as mine, then is it not a lesser crime to be able to talk about what one does for a living than to be silent about it because some doctrine says that I should be humble?
The act of being consistent with a principal because it is labeled as “good”, or from a mindset that “defying it implies threatening honor and integrity” is an action inherently rooted in ego itself. Although this practice certainly can promote spiritual growth, as it is in essence a form of discipline, we eventually want to move past this stage, past the attachment to what is “good” or “bad”. Ultimately, if a belief is the source of motivation and drive for one’s manifestation in this hyper-dimensional existence (and hence one’s expression and speech), then there are undoubtedly going to be limitations on one’s life. A belief system (in this case: the idea that we must be humble at all times and at all costs) that is held as an absolute truth without question is nothing more and nothing less than a construct of the mind in the form of a system of values… a program that runs on a loop in the same way your computer works.
So NO.
I would argue that in this case it is absolutely not egotistical to refer to oneself as a guru, if in fact that is the Truth…. 

In fact… in the case that this is the Truth, and none other than the Truth, then the ability to see past the social expectation of you to be humble and reserved and to wave the flag of truth despite the fear of being criticized and ostracized for your arrogance is in reality the complete opposite of an act of ego: it is an act of sacrifice and austerity. It is an act of pride to try to make sure that you are appearing humble to all of your onlookers. Swallowing that pride and allowing the Truth to flow freely from your mouth–even and ESPECIALLY if it is regarding yourself–is the ultimate act of humility.

So… YES.
This year I am confirming that my profession is as a Guru of Tantra.

It is who I am. It is who I was born to be. It is the state for which I sacrificed an entire life, education,  and material existence to embody. (Read more) A state of being desired… now acquired.

Om. Om Om.
Hari Om Tat Sat.

Love,
DurgaAlix

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You Are Not Alone: Liberation. Bliss. Enlightenment.

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Ordinary Kundalini AwakeningThe mystical experience called “Kundalini Awakening” marks the dawn of enlightenment and the beginning of a blissful, empowered existence in which all manners of suffering are eliminated, or in the least are reduced to background noise. Kundalini Awakening is the portal into “moksha”, or liberation.

The new experiences, sensations, and perceptions that arise as a result of the awakening are certainly pleasurable and entertaining (in fact–the rumors are true–even the sex drive and creativity in erotic life becomes ignited to a new degree). In relation to society, the higher level of consciousness leads us to feel great empathy for all of the creations under the sun and we feel a great connection to all things, both animated and not. As far as personal efficiency at implementing projects and accomplishing desires, one becomes exponentially efficient and able to do things in a fraction of the time that other unawakened people are able to do, and it is quite normal for people to wonder what kind of magic has enchanted a person who has lived through a bonafide series of kundalini experiences.

….However, there is a paradox to this situation: when one arrives at this flood of great realizations, one also faces the reality that he is among a very small percentage of the whole population. As a result, in the absence of the support of a group of peers and guides that have experience with awakening there can be some very negative repercussions, and it is not uncommon to experience feelings of separation from others leading to depression and even misanthropy.

Furthermore–some signs of awakening being clairaudience, clairvoyance, and other forms of esoteric or paranormal phenomenon–the person may even wonder if he is going crazy. As well, friends and relatives (being completely ignorant of the beautiful transformational process taking place in his being) may perceive the person’s behavior as delusional. In some extreme cases the person may even be classified as what is termed in occidental society as “schizophrenic”… although in India most of the time these people are simply regarded as undergoing some kind of spiritual experience and the negative stigma is to a large degree removed.

Hence, although Kundalini Awakening can be triggered spontaneously and without any prior knowledge of its existence–due to the danger to the mental and even physical well being when the the body-mind-spirit complex is not prepared–it is highly recommended to walk this journey with others at a similar level as well as with at least one competent mentor who is close and readily available to respond to all forms of questions and to give clarification to doubts, and to constantly reinforce the mentality that “everything is not only okay, but it is absolutely perfect, and you are NOT alone”.

In the universe ruled by the laws of physics, there are in a very real sense no coincidences, and it is NOT A TRIVIAL HAPPENING that you are receiving this information, and your interest is a sign that your psyche is ready to leave behind the old patterns that no longer serve you and is heading towards a new, fresh state of existence.

This weekend (August 16-17, 2014) I am offering a 2-day (6 hours) workshop on Kundalini Tantra in which I am introducing systematic techniques which target and activate key points (chakras) and meridians (nadis), accelerating this process in a gradual and controlled manner. If you cannot make it to this workshop and would like to participate in the next one, please contact me directly so that we can align and connect.

As well, I offer a class every Sunday at 11 am that gives the opportunity to put into practice what has been taught and to integrate with a group of aspirants.

Prices are somewhat negotiable, so if you are interested please contact me directly and do not shy away because of a lack of funds.