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The Blueprint and Joy

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Photo by Josh Schrei

The Blueprint of health that we work with in SourcePoint contains the information of the highest potential of the human being. It supports, sustains and nurtures life. That is what we call love. The nature of the Blueprint is love.

At SourcePoint trainings we observe people come together in the energy field of the Blueprint. We connect with and explore that field together. And over three days, or five days, or six days, we experience together greater and greater joy — in ourselves, in each other, and in our lives here on this earth. It seems the nature of the Blueprint is also what we call joy.

Order, Balance, Harmony, Flow. Love, joy, abundance, health and peace. Our birthrights. Each of these fundamental qualities is inherent in the universal energy, reflected in our individual being. As it is said in Sanskrit Tat Tvam Asi. That you are. You are That.

And yet, in each of these fundamental qualities lies the seed of its opposite. It’s in the nature of things in this material world. From sorrow arises joy, from joy arises sorrow, and so the waves come and go. From birth arises death, and from death, birth. Winter becomes spring becomes summer. In order there is the seed of chaos, and vice versa. As we incarnate into this world, we experience the arising of the opposite. Coming from balance, from harmony, from flow, we experience imbalance, disharmony, rigidity. We become confused and forget the other. We believe the story of the opposite.

SourcePoint is about remembering and experiencing the story of the original. The natural. The fundamental truth of our existence: Order, Balance, Harmony and Flow. And with that experience arises health, and love, and joy. So many practitioners have told us that clients report experiencing hope after their first SourcePoint session. We just keep hearing this. Hope brings joy.

Connection to our original nature opens doors into hope and possibility, joy and healing.

In relation to this, I’ve been reflecting on the popular words “Follow your bliss.” People seem to think this means finding what makes you happy in the world. But I don’t think it means that at all. I think it means””find in yourself that bliss that is your fundamental nature and then follow that, dwell in that, make your choices from that experience.  It’s not an instruction about how doing what you love makes you happy.  It’s a teaching from ancient sages and mystics about how to disengage your state of well-being from the circumstances of the world. That bliss inherent in the universal energy is different from the happiness that comes from doing what you love. It’s limitless well-being. And living from that brings a joy much deeper than the happiness dependent on circumstance.

That state of consciousness, that limitless well-being, is open to each of us, at every moment. It supports us at every moment.

People tell us frequently that meditating with the Diamond Points regularly puts them in touch with that limitless well-being. People also report that doing the Diamond Points for themselves before moving on to their customary meditation practice helps them to settle into it more smoothly.

It seems that just as SourcePoint supports other healing modalities, it also supports whatever spiritual practice one has undertaken. Of course. The Blueprint contains the information of the highest potential of the human being. And realizing that is what all spiritual practice is about.

I see more and more that SourcePoint is a meditative practice. As we hold the points for another, or for ourselves, as we scan, attentively, carefully, as we connect with the Blueprint through other SourcePoint practices, we enter into a state of meditative Awareness that holds all stories, all opposites, all possibilities, in Awareness. And, it is through that embrace of it all that we come to an experience, however momentary, of that limitless well-being.

None of this is idealistic and abstract. Order, Balance, Harmony, Flow. Bliss. Love. Joy. Peace. Light. Well-being. All these are words for the same experience that is in us, around us, available to us, through whatever of the countless thresholds we choose to cross. Tat Tvam Asi.

Intuition

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When you dream, do you see from the inside of yourself,

your usual vision?

Or do you see yourself from above and beyond,

from the outside,

moving in the dream?

Which do you prefer?

To be inside or outside?

People speak about being in their bodies.

Where is that body?

Or, where isn’t it?

People long to follow their hearts.

Which heart, exactly, is that?

I want to follow the great heart

at the root, the core, the center,

that pulses in body and star,

night and day,

flood and storm and stillness,

seed and flower,

that never for one moment ever stops beating.

Awake in the deep dark bright night of the full September moon,

between exhalation and inhalation

in a space so completely familiar, so utterly unknown,

that heart whispers

Dream yourself

out of yourself.

In the practice of SourcePoint we are always talking about the importance of getting out of the way. This is especially true in relation to the theme of intuition and its place in SourcePoint. Most people who are drawn to Sourcepoint, and indeed the practice of energy medicine in general, are those who want to follow their hearts, to develop and trust their intuition. What does it mean, to follow your heart, to trust your intuition, and exactly what does intuition mean when practicing SourcePoint, where our primary concern is to be connected to and guided by the universal Blueprint of health?

What people commonly think of as “their intuition” can be described as a sensitive, empathic, receptive aspect of consciousness that is capable of accessing the information of the greater order and the greater consciousness, aligning itself with it, and being guided by it. However, most of the time, in most individuals, to varying degrees, that sensitive, receptive, perceptive, empathic stream of consciousness is muddied considerably by opinions, judgments, ideas, past experience, and habit.

Personal intuition is greatly influenced by personal experience. It can be valuable, but if you want to rely on your intuition as a basis for energy work, the daily practice of clearing yourself in some way is essential, whether it’s meditation, prayer, however you do it – its necessary to make a constant practice of clearing yourself. This is especially important to do consciously before working, in order be able to trust your intuition. It’s a demanding path, to clear the channel of your intuition so that you are truly perceiving and receiving clearly.

People often feel the sensations in their body give them information, and yes, that’s another channel of intuition. However, the body is also a consciousness that carries past conditioned experience, habit and memory. That channel also is often muddied by emotions and habit patterns. Trusting your intuition requires a lot of self-examination, a lot of self-honesty.

The function of intuition in SourcePoint Therapy would be, for example, to help a practitioner in the practice of bringing the information of the Blueprint to the body. It can help you be open to the guidance of the Blueprint in the work you do, recognizing, always, that that is all you are doing, facilitating the flow of that information. Having the intention to allow your personal intuitive perception to be guided by the Blueprint provides some protection from projection. The Blueprint provides an external reference point that helps to clarify intuition.

People who do intuitive bodywork often speak of “being drawn” to work in a certain area of the body. People also use this phrase sometimes in relation to life decisions, “being drawn” to a certain place, person, situation. We encourage people to be careful about “being drawn.” Think about that phrase. What draws you? Is it your story being drawn by something familiar to it? Most of the time we are drawn to what is familiar, to what resonates with our conditioned experience. There’s a fine line between being drawn and projecting our own experience on another.

People often find SourcePoint “counter-intuitive.” In scanning for the blockages that obstruct the flow of information of the Blueprint, people may be drawn to a particular area; they expect to find the blockage there. If they are not attached to their intuition, they are frequently surprised to find it in a completely different location.

Transformation, whether in work with others or personal life, requires that we move beyond our expectation, judgment and even our treasured personal intuition. In SourcePoint, we surrender our intuition to that third point, the Blueprint. We turn over our knowledge, experience, ideas, opinions and judgments, and intuition to the fundamental order of the universe, the innate wisdom of the body as an expression of that universal order.

The fundamental Order, Balance, Harmony and Flow inherent in the universal energy is the Source of our being. It gives rise to life, nourishes and sustains life. That’s why we say the nature of the Blueprint is love. Therefore in the practice of SourcePoint, we allow our own hearts to be in service to the greater good.

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© Donna Thomson and Bob Schrei 2013

Her Loom of Light

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Her Loom of Light that Becomes the Body by Bob Schrei

Her Loom of Light that Becomes the Body

Born from light

into light

You return again to know yourself as light.

You are born from a precise order

a delicate balance

an eternal harmony

from the flow of the river

the cresting of the tide.

Born from the Mother of Mothers

the matrix

that nourishes and sustains.

You

are the exquisite expression of

Order, Balance, Harmony and Flow.

The perfection of all creation is yours.

You are woven into the shimmering fabric

of the starry night

the green of earth, blue of water

gold of sun, silver of moon.

A weaving of light and dark

skin and bone, heart and soul

an infinite vibration

a mandala of one arm span.

Light is the loom, love is the thread.

You are woven with love

a care and attention beyond imagining

from Her loom of light

that becomes

the body.

Do you know what that body is?

Look in the mirror of yourself.

The love you long for

the truth you seek —

You will find it in the whisper of your breath

the rhythm of your heart

the flow of your blood

the dance of your cells.

See your self as the pure and intricate reflection

of the cosmic Order

and love that self

with all your heart.

In this moment

just as you are

whole and complete

lacking nothing.

Art: Bob Schrei

Poetry: Donna Thomson

© 2013

April 2012

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Advanced Intensive, Santa Fe, April 2012

Advanced Intensive, Santa Fe, April 2012

Hard to believe it’s been a month since the last post. For any of you who have been wondering and waiting, here we are again. April was a beautiful month of SourcePoint work.

First there was the Advanced Intensive, with long-time students from Japan, New York, Canada, California, Vermont, Florida, and Utah all gathering here in Santa Fe to go deeper into SourcePoint. The Intensive is not about imparting new information, although there certainly were some new approaches shared. It’s about investigating, refining, deepening, exploring and sharing. Daily Awareness sessions kept us connected to the field from which SourcePoint arises. Lots of practicums and lots of personal healing and sharing. Shifts in understanding, and an increased understanding of how Sourcepoint is integrated into our life and other modalities. A greater of Awareness of SourcePoint as the foundation of all our practice, rather than something you have to figure out how to integrate. Investigation of the Blueprint, a subject and experience capable of endless exploration. Sacred geometry. Mandala. SourcePoint and self-healing. Much of the curriculum emerged from questions and themes participants had told us ahead of time they would like to explore. The daily schedule said “There is a perfect plan for the Advanced Intensive… We’ll discover it together!” And we did, in a field of Order, Balance, Harmony and Flow. Community. I feel it growing, a community of people who want to transform themselves, help others to do the same, and support each other in doing it. All in all, a wonderful time. We feel so privileged to have students who are so willing to go deep, to let go of old paradigms and doubts, and to continue on the path of exploring energy and consciousness. Thank you all who were present!! (And everyone who was present in spirit)!

Immediately after we left for Mistover, a beautiful, magical place about an hour and a half from New York City. It’s called a horse farm, but that doesn’t begin to describe it. Sanctuary is more like it, a place where people love horses, learn from them, and care for them in a beautiful way. James Cassese organized the workshop. He’s a psychotherapist who gives workshops and therapy sessions allowing people to enter into the healing energies of the horses, with a program called Equine Energetix.

I asked to do a session with a horse. I fell off one when I was 6 and proverbially never got back on. James told me the horse would perfectly mirror me to myself. We worked with a lovely horse named Kazetha, and that’s exactly what she did; with such grace and presence, she showed me myself, and with James’s guidance, I experienced openings that are still unfolding for me. And when it was over, she withdrew herself so gently, so elegantly, and let me know, so clearly, that we were done. No way I could feel abandoned or incomplete. No thought of “closure.” She just knew. It was time.

On Sunday, after people had been immersed in the principles and practices of the Blueprint, we went to the “barn” to explore the points with the horses. Trooper received all the attention with grace and presence. When Bob held the Sacral Point for Kazetha, she became completely, utterly still, and the stillness rippled out from her into the surrounding conversation, and suddenly, we were all still, all held in that field of stillness.

It became clear how close the horse is to the Blueprint, how the connection there is so strong. Grace, Strength, Gentleness, Power. Order, Balance, Harmony, Flow.

I love this work of SourcePoint more and more. I love sharing it, and exploring it. I love the doors it opens for people, how people start glowing not far into a workshop. I love being in that space of Order, Balance, Harmony, and Flow with a small group of people where there’s time to share and connect and go deep into the beauty that we are.

In the Buddhist tradition, you always dedicate your work, your practice, your life, to the welfare of all beings everywhere. I also love that practice and we do it daily in the workshops. May everything we experienced this April be of benefit to others on their path, and to all beings everywhere.

May all beings be happy, peaceful and free of suffering.

©2012 Donna Thomson and Bob Schrei

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