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The 'Shamanic Meditation Studies' Sharings

September – October 2020 -– Shamanic Meditation Studies (Open Awareness)

September – October 2020 — Shamanic Meditation Studies  (Open Awareness)
 
I plan to hold our October Meeting on Saturday October 17 at 3 pm Arizona (6 pm eastern) time.
 
Please continue to make the time and space to Just Watch life flow through you during your busy day. Each day this month, invest at least 5 minutes without filtering life through a personal point of view.
 
Whenever I notice myself tense up in uncertain and divisive and times like these, I find it critical to make the choice to relax and open up the aperture of my awareness. There are three places in my physical being where that tension with life appears – my toes, fingers, and third eye. Knowing that, I make a conscious effort to relax into the tension that I feel in those areas.
 
The relaxed feel of undivided attention on the knot of tension reveals a free-flowing Consciousness, beyond the purview of the body/mind. That is when I am open to other transitory realms of existence (Bardo States) –  Consciousness beyond the material world. It is not a matter of going there, but making more room for there and here to converge.
 
We once thought and believed that the world was flat; we now know otherwise.  We also believed that consciousness does not survive bodily death; that certainly does not match my experiences. Check it out from the Dreamer's perspective – Open Awareness. Let go of all you believe you know…
 
Please post what you experience or don't experience…
 

Namaste,

Keshav

August 2020 Shamanic Meditation Studies Hide and Seek

August 2020 – Shamanic Meditation Studies – Hide and Seek
 
I plan to hold our August Meeting on Saturday August 22 at 3 pm Arizona (6 pm eastern) time.
 
Please make the time and space to Just Watch life flow through you during your busy day. Each day this month, invest at least 5 minutes without filtering life through a personal point of view.
 
Consciously make room for life to just be, without labeling or judging anything, or anyone!  Please post what you experience…
 

Namaste,

Keshav

July 2020 Shamanic Meditation Studies Just Watching

I plan to hold our July Meeting on Saturday July 18 at 3 pm Arizona (6 pm eastern) time.
 
Please make the time and space to Just Watch life flow through you during your busy day. Each day this month, invest at least 5 minutes without filtering life through a personal point of view.
 
Consciously make room for life to just be, without labeling or judging anything, or anyone!  Please post what you experience…
 

Namaste,

Keshav

June 2020 – Shamanic Meditation Studies – Shamanic Dreaming

June 2020 – Shamanic Meditation Studies – Shamanic Journeying

I plan to hold our June Meeting on Saturday June 20 at 3 pm Arizona (6 pm eastern) time.
 
1. Please, continue to make the time and space to Just Watch life flow through you during your busy day. Each day this month, invest at least 5 minutes without filtering life through a personal point of view. Consciously make room for life to just be, without labeling or judging anything, or anyone!  Please post what you experience…
 
2.The Shamanic Dream model of the world is that we are here (ordinary reality) playing a game of hide and seek – getting lost in dream personas that seem like they are out of our control. For me, shamanic journeying (dreaming) is a powerful way to consciously connect with, and wake up to, the parts of me that feel stuck in a tiresome dream of separation from the world (stranger in a strange land).
 
I propose that you go on a shamanic journey – to the 19 year old version of yourself.  Use a drum or journey music to facilitate your journey. Here is the intent for the journey – What piece of advice or wisdom would you share with the younger you – the one that has almost totally forgotten that life is but a dream?
 
And, then, to take that wisdom and integrate it into your current dream self by creating a new dream that bridges the gap between past and present, and self and other. As a follow-up to that experience, you and me will journey into shamanic states of consciousness, together.
 

I will introduce you to realms of existence on the astral planes. We can do that during our one-on-one meetings.
 
3. More to come.
 

Namaste,

Keshav

April – May 2020 – Shamanic Meditation Studies – Living with Uncertainty

April – May 2020 – Shamanic Meditation Studies – Living with Uncertainty

I plan to hold our May Meeting on Saturday May 16 at 3 pm Arizona (6 pm eastern) time.
 
Please, make the time to Just Watch life flow through you during your busy day. Please play with the Mantra: "Instead of trying to get rid of uncertainty, how can I make peace with it?!"
 
Please post what you notice about your need to play the role of a rigid sense of self, that  keeps trying to hold things in place…

Namaste,

Keshav

March 2020 – Shamanic Meditation Studies – Opening to Peace

March 2020 – Shamanic Meditation Studies – Opening to Peace

I plan to hold our March Meeting on Saturday March 21 at 3 pm Arizona (6 pm eastern) time.
 
Please, make the time to Just Watch life flow through you, during your busy day. Please play with the Mantra: "How can I make room for peace to find me?!"
 
Please post what you notice about your addiction to playing the role of a fallen angel

Namaste,

Keshav

February 2020 – Shamanic Meditation Studies – Resource Management

February 2020 – Shamanic Meditation Studies – Resource Management

I plan to hold our January Meeting on Saturday February 15 at 3 pm Arizona (5 pm eastern) time.
 
Please, make the time to Just Watch life flow through you, during your busy day.
 
Please post what is noticed or revealed.

Namaste,

Keshav

January 2020 – Shamanic Meditation Studies – Just Watching

January 2020 – Shamanic Meditation Studies – Just Watching

I plan to hold our January Meeting on Saturday January 18 at 3 pm Arizona (5 pm eastern).
 
For me, "Just Watching" is a way that I make room for life to come to me. It is an act of devotion that starts with looking out at life, without following the need to gather information about what is being observed. Recognizing that this simple shift in awareness does tend to stir up a lot of mind activity, I just watch. Rather than reaching out for something from life, I commit to lovingly receive.
 
Please play with "Just Watching" while sitting in a familiar place inside your home – at least once a day. Also, play with it at least once a day while sitting outside. "Just Watch" the natural flow of life for as long as you can stand it. Please note the urge to make this into a chore, to time how long to do it, or to add it to your list of things to fit in during your busy day.
 
Use the mind as a tool to communicate what you experience. Please make room for the urge to personalize what is being observed. Please post what you discover. Let's continue to dialog…
 

Namaste,

Keshav

November 2019 – Shamanic Meditation Studies – Just Watching

November 2019 – Shamanic Meditation Studies – Just Watching

I plan to hold our December Meeting on Saturday at 3 pm Arizona (5 pm eastern), rather than on December 21st. Please let me know if you can attend, and I will send you a zoom link.
 
 
For me, "Just Watching" is a way that I make room for life to come to me. It is an act of devotion that starts with looking out at life, without following the need to gather information about what is being observed. Recognizing that this simple shift in awareness does tend to stir up a lot of mind activity, I just watch. Rather than reaching out for something from life, I commit to lovingly receive.
 
Please play with "Just Watching" while sitting in a familiar place inside your home – at least once a day. Also, play with it at least once a day while sitting outside. "Just Watch" the natural flow of life for as long as you can stand it. Please note the urge to make this into a chore, to time how long to do it, or to add it to your list of things to fit in during your busy day.
 
Use the mind as a tool to communicate what you experience. Please make room for the urge to personalize what is being observed. Please post what you discover. Let's start a dialog…
 

Namaste,

Keshav

August 2019 – Advanced Shamanic Studies Group – Meditative Awareness

August 2019 – Advanced Shamanic Studies Group – Meditative Awareness

1) How do you get someone to see something they cannot see?

2) Finding refuge in our "ordinary" lives starts by consciously deciding to make peace with what changes! Ironically, Liberation is a change in perception away. 

3) The only thing wrong with us is the idea that there is something wrong with us. Too simple or confusing?

3) This month, I commit to focus my attention on consciously exposing the layers of (S)self. And, particularly with delving into the true nature of a healthy but still separate sense of self, that is a bridge between the ego self the Absolute Self. Let's explore together!

4) Please make an effort to "tune into" the Shamanic healing drum circle every Thursday evening from 5 to 5:30 pm Arizona time (8 pm EDT). 

5) The next Advanced Group will meet at 3 pm Arizona time or 6 pm EDT for 2.5 hours on Saturday, August 17, 2019.

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Part 2 – The mind is actually grateful to experience the still and vibrant nature of undivided attention.

Again – all of this homework is designed to break down the myopic way that we view life. I look forward to your reports…. I am not interested in theories about this homework assignment – what is your direct experience of my invitation!  I look forward to your insights!

Namaste,

 

Keshav

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