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Order and Chaos 2020

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life whispers in my heart

i exist on the delicate edge

of chaos and order

this word

chaos

from the ancient greek

khaos

the abyss

the vast emptiness that precedes creation

order

from the latin ordinem

arrangement

pattern

routine

(originally

simply

a row of threads on a loom)

ah

from the abyss

a pattern is woven

we call it life

too much order

we become rigid and dense

too much chaos

we dissolve

in the existential void

for a brief moment

in time

we breathe

we dance

we laugh and cry

we love

on that shifting boundary

the ever receding horizon

the subliminal edge

we call life

(from my book “not poems: moments of Awareness, ©2018)

With all the chaos out there, take time to go inward and connect with the cosmic order. There is an order, a sacred geometry, that brings us balance and underlies everything. Ancient cultures, healers, philosophers, and mathematicians knew this. Modern science is rediscovering it. Here is today’s meditation to guide you into the experience of that resource that is there waiting for us. Chapter 3: Sacred Geometry Meditation. 10 minutes.

Image by Bob Schrei ©2017

Connecting to Source 2020

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Grounding

Activation

Transformation

Order, Balance, Harmony, Flow

Words that can shift your mood, your mind, your heart and spirit into greater Awareness, greater connection with the Blueprint of health. Four tiny golden seed points we can visualize or sense in some way, all around the body, in perfect pattern and proportion, full of intention and purpose. These points are alive with intention: to bring the information of the Blueprint, to connect us with the fundamental Source of our being. All we have to do is pay attention, to focus on them. You can hold the points in your Awareness for yourself, just as a practitioner can with their hand, when they are doing a SourcePoint Therapy ® session.

Did you know, the brain maps the area approximately 18 inches out from the body, just as it does the body? The field of the body extends beyond the body itself. Mystics and healers and seers have known that for millennia. Science is now discovering it. And these specific points in that field have specific functions just as acupuncture points do. 

What we call the Diamond Points organize energy. A mandala emerges in your energy field as you work with them, as you invite them to radiate their intention and purpose for you. That energetic structure strengthens, organizes, conserves and balances your personal energy. 

When we focus on these points, we are focusing on our inherent health.

Read more about the Diamond Points

Experiment with these points in the Chapter Two Meditation: The Diamond Points

Listen, breathe, and imagine. Three blessed abilities of the human being.

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Meditations for Today’s World 2020

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Dear Friends, in these times, SourcePoint Therapy has much to offer. Remember, as some of you have heard in workshops, every time one single person connects with the Blueprint of Health for the human being, with that fundamental Order, Balance, Harmony and Flow of the universal life force energy, that information enters into the web of life and interbeing on this planet. So many people have commented on how this virus is bringing a greater awareness of how we are all interrelated. As Chief Seattle said, what we do to the web we do to ourselves. And what I always say, that means, what we do to ourselves, we do to the web. Take time to connect with the information of Health and it will support you and in supporting you it supports others. The information of Order, Balance, Harmony and Flow is sorely needed to support everything that is being done at the physical, medical, scientific level right now. 

Simple SourcePoint practices can bring this connection and nourish, support and strengthen each of us right now: Meditation with the Diamond Points, the Guardian Points, The Gold Points in the Chakras, and the Navel Point. If you haven’t learned the Guardian Points yet or any of the other protocols mentioned, simply acknowledge and invoke “the Guardian energies of the body” and imagine yourself surrounded by golden light. These protocols as a daily practice bring a greater calm and nourish us. They help us navigate this uncharted territory. There are scientific studies showing meditation enhances and supports the immune system. I’ve said it for many years, and I’m saying it again: in today’s world, meditation is not an esoteric practice, it’s a survival skill…

To encourage that, in the next week, starting Wednesday, every couple of days, in the evening (Mountain Time) I’ll be posting a specific audio meditation from the SourcePoint book to help us focus on health in these challenging times. I’ll post an introduction and the link to the meditation. I’m not setting a specific time where we are all meditating together, you’ll have a couple of days to work with one meditation at a time at your own pace. 

Also during this time I’ll be bringing in and recording some new meditations to share with you in the following weeks. I’ll also be educating myself in Facebook Live (I’m told it’s very simple) and Zoom (I’m told it’s also very simple) so that those who want to can come together at the same time and share meditation together. 

Here’s the sequence of meditations I’ll be posting this week. Please join me for a journey into the Blueprint. I hope that people will find this helpful. I know I need some structure right now in the midst of all the outer chaos. Most of these meditations are between 7-15 minutes. 

Day One: Order, Balance, Harmony and Flow

Day Two: The Diamond Points

Day Three: Geometry as the Language of the Blueprint

Day Four: The Internal Scan

Day Five: Invoking the Guardian Energies of the Body (The Golden Egg)

Day Six: Deep Intention

For now, I’ll share a practice i do regularly. I close my eyes and visualize our beautiful earth floating in space. I imagine the the Diamond Points around the globe, in sequence, looking at it, from its right to left: Source, Grounding, Activation, Transformation. A gold line draws itself from point to point, creating that Diamond pattern around the globe. I repeat the words, Order, Balance, Harmony and Flow. I observe the earth and all its inhabitants in that diamond pattern (which is not only applicable to humans). I recognize the inherent Order, Balance, Harmony and Flow of the universal energy of Source manifest as this beautiful planet. 

There is a saying of the Buddha’s: “Protecting others, we protect ourselves. Protecting ourselves, we protect others.” May we all practice this. May we support each other in maintaining a focus on health in a world out of balance, while maintaining an awareness and acceptance of the realities we are dealing with.

Imagination and Healing

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IMAGINATION. Over years, I have listened while people recount to me their intensely beautiful mystical and visionary experiences. I have felt honored that so many have felt able to share with me what perhaps no one else has ever heard. Why so much reluctance to share these experiences? Because people think the experiences are weird, or that someone who has them is weird, or they think maybe they are “crazy.” 

Or, the most consistent question of all, “How do I know this isn’t just my imagination ?” That’s a phrase we are taught from childhood and it instantly discounts and dismisses the power of imagination.

Those of you who have been to workshops with me have heard me say – the imagination is the doorway to spiritual and mystical and healing vision. It is the doorway to experiencing the vastness of our consciousness and our universe, the reality of other dimensions, the possibilities inherent in the human mind. 

In the practice of SourcePoint we utilize our gift of imagination. We “imagine” the Diamond Points around a person. We imagine the presence of the BluePrint. We imagine the Eight-Pointed Star. This doesn’t mean it’s “just” our imagination. It doesn’t mean we are making it up. It means we are observing and connecting with what we can’t see with our ordinary eyes, and in that, calling those realities present, opening the gateway to information from other realms to manifest here.

Intention creates what we can call informed and intentional imagination. We aren’t merely fantasizing according to our hopes, fears, and desires. We open those doors and access that information for the specific purpose of bringing healing for ourselves and others.

In the third episode of his Podcast series “The Emerald” Josh Schrei explores the place of imagination, altered consciousness, trance states and mystical visions in the human consciousness, presenting the view that this was once our natural state of consciousness, millennia ago. We have inherent within us the capacity for vision and transcendental experience. And he explores the “what if” of bringing forth this vision in today’s world. 

For all of you who are mystics, visionaries, and explorers of consciousness,  you will love this episode. It’s a half hour of pure confirmation of what you have always really known about yourself, the nature of human consciousness, and that beautiful space in consciousness known as imagination.

Listen to this episode on Apple Podcasts. Other options are available from that page

Healing and Love

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Sketch by Bob Schrei

 

Dear Friends,

Due to some circumstances I’ve been experiencing, I’ve had the opportunity these last months to reflect a lot on the Blueprint. Connecting with it consciously and regularly. Feeling it at work in my life. 

Those of you who have been to workshops have heard us say the fundamental nature of the Blueprint is  – Love.

The Blueprint nourishes and sustains us, holds us always, gives rise to life, takes care of our health and well-being… that sounds a lot like what we call love. It’s also unconditional.  It’s there in each of us as our fundamental nature, what it means to be human.

We say also the breath is the messenger of the Blueprint in the body.  You can feel it. Sit quietly and become aware of your breath. You can feel how the breath loves you.  The breath is the tender touch of love, palpable. The breath vibrates with what we call love. It nourishes. It supports. It calms and soothes.

Emerging from an extended period of illness, I am aware of the heightened awareness such an experience can bring. The breath is so precious. Life is so precious. Each one of us is so precious, so unique and unrepeatable, so exquisitely who we are.

And I have a heightened awareness of how precious to me the information of the Blueprint is, as I have experienced it through the practice of SourcePoint for myself and others.  I have had the opportunity to move more deeply into the experience of its essence, simplicity, and the light it brings, to know more deeply the Order, Balance, Harmony and Flow it brings to my inner state of being in difficult circumstances, and to the dance of my life.

Remembering

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At the Ganges River, India, 2016 (photo by Josh Schrei)

Remembering.

A story. About water spirits. A true one, although what it means, I do not know. I simply share it.

At our little house at the edge of the forest, we have a well. It was an artesian well, it poured forth its water blessings when first drilled. It’s a good well. This autumn we began to have some residue in the water. We checked everything, the pressure tank, the pump etc. No problem with them. It kept getting worse. The water was unusable.

Background: I talk to water spirits. I have for years. They often respond in the form of a whisper of rain, a shift in the wind, a cloud drifting by. All things one could attribute to coincidence. Or not. Living where I do, I can step outside and be swallowed by the sky and stars. It is a good place to develop a relationship with the spirits of nature and the elements. Over the years the relationship deepened.  I was given a prayer by the water spirits to say regularly:

“Oh Thunder Beings who open the gates of the rain, cloud beings who nourish the rain, spirit of wind that brings the rain, water spirits who embody the rain,

I acknowledge you and ask for your blessing.”

This last year I was away from our home frequently, for extended travel and also because of renovation and repair work being done. I neglected to say the prayer as frequently as usual. I didn’t connect. I forgot, often.

So, in the autumn, one day as we were trying to figure out who to call, what to do next in relation to the well, we were doing an awareness session. (see elsewhere in this blog for what an awareness session is…) The topic of the session was not water.

It was nature, the extreme events, the floods and the fires.

Suddenly the Awareness brought up the matter of the well. What could be causing the problem? We explored. And what arose was this. The Awareness said: you haven’t been connecting with the water spirits as often as you should. You have been neglecting them. We need to connect with them, now.

And so we did, through prayer and acknowledgment, with apology and understanding that the relationship I have with them had been compromised. Truly the intimate relationship with spirit is like any other relationship, it requires care and attention.

Literally the next morning the residue was less, and by the next day, the water seemed to be running entirely clear.

Really.

Coincidence? Perhaps. Quite a coincidence though, since this condition had been happening for over a month.

Of course we are still having our water tested, and will be working with someone to install a filter on the well.

And in my heart, I get the message.

Remember

remember

remember.

As human beings in this modern world, we have forgotten, we forget, over and over.

We forget to take care of spirit.

We forget to take care of those we love.

We forget to take of ourselves.

And the earth.

We live in a culture that has forgotten.

There are oases of remembering, in ancient spiritual traditions, in indigenous traditions, in our own hearts and minds.

But the prevailing culture is founded on forgetting.

Remembering brings healing.

That was the message of the water spirits for me this winter solstice, at the time of the returning of the light. This happened in the days just before the solstice. Coincidence? Perhaps.

There is an Order. There is Balance. There is Harmony. There is Flow.

SourcePoint is one way among many of connecting to Source.

As we embark on this year of 2018, let us remember Source, and all our relationships and connections within Source. Let us take care of each other, the earth, spirit and ourselves. It is no easy task. It requires a lot of remembering.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SourcePoint Awareness Meditation Retreat

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Photo by Josh Schrei

Spacious Awareness. The essence of SourcePoint. The essence of a peaceful inner state. The focus, the single point, of our first SourcePoint Awareness Meditation Retreat, in Santa Fe, September 15-17, 2017, led by Donna.

Open to anyone. No prior SourcePoint training necessary. No prior meditation experience required. For practitioners, meditators, clients who have received SourcePoint and want to know how to use it for themselves. The only prerequisite is either SourcePoint training at any level or, prior to attending, reading our book, “SourcePoint Therapy:Exploring the Blueprint of Health.”

Silent meditation, group meditation, sharing, explorations of the principles and practices of SourcePoint and how they can be used to nurture ourselves on our spiritual path and in our daily dealing with the world of work and relationship. SourcePoint sessions given and/or received. At least one group Awareness session.

Space and time to go deep in a field of Spacious Awareness, of Order, Balance, Harmony and Flow.

This is not a residential retreat. We will be spending days together in a relaxed atmosphere at our SourcePoint Studio in Santa Fe. Retreat will begin at 7pm on Friday evening and end 5:30 Sunday. Cost is sliding scale, from $0-$450 (the cost of three day SourcePoint module). We want this to be available to all.

In today’s world, meditation is not an esoteric practice; it is a survival skill. It is not a luxury; it connects us with the ground of our being and helps us navigate the turbulent waters of life.

The photo above is from my India trip in 2016. This serene place is located within the gates of the largest Divine Mother Temple in India. Sitting by this calm water at twilight, I had one of the deepest experiences of inner peace I’ve ever had. I’d like to share that experience with you.

(For more info on upcoming India trips: http://taptamarg.com)

 

Where Did SourcePoint Therapy Come From?

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People often ask, where did SourcePoint Therapy® come from? How did you know where the points were and what they were for? The answer is, the information came from the same information/energy field that we work with in SourcePoint. The points told us about themselves. The information was there, in the universal field, waiting to be accessed. The principles of SourcePoint are not unique to SourcePoint Therapy. Many healing and spiritual traditions understand and work with the Blueprint. Before SourcePoint Therapy, there was the Blueprint. The information emerged in what we call Awareness sessions with Donna, and then, Bob worked intensively with the information in his private practice, evolving the practices that were originally described in Awareness sessions.

The next question that usually follows is, what is an Awareness session? The following excerpt from Chapter 12 of the SourcePoint book, written by Donna,  contains a brief discussion of this.

“One day in 1995, Bob and I sat down together with the intention of doing an Awareness session in relation to his Rolfing® work. What’s an Awareness session? It’s the work I’ve personally done with people for years, long before SourcePoint. In these sessions I access light, energy and information for the benefit of others. I am in touch with and speaking from an information-energy field I simply call the Awareness. This Awareness sees more deeply, widely and with greater perception than is possible for me in my ordinary consciousness. People might describe this as channeling, but as the process has evolved, I have come to see it differently. A spirit being does not enter into me, as channels say when they describe their work; rather, I enter into a greater Awareness, a consciousness beyond my ordinary one, yet not separate from it.

In this particular session on this particular day, Bob wanted to explore what could be done to help a client who wasn’t getting better. This person would experience some improvement, but it wouldn’t hold. Anyone who does any kind of therapeutic work or who has gone through a healing process knows this is not an uncommon situation. We wanted to explore in Awareness what could be done to help the work hold better.

Beginning that day, through this process of entering into a greater Awareness, the points revealed themselves and told us what they were for. To some, this may make our approach seem unscientific, esoteric, and difficult to prove. From a modern, Western, rational mindset this would be so. However, human culture has a long history of receiving guidance either directly from Source, or from intermediaries. In the past, channeling has been equated with possession by a spirit or entity. Oracles go into trances. Mediums contact the dead. Shamans journey to other realms or dimensions. While all of these are time-honored traditions and ways of accessing information from a greater consciousness, to acknowledge this path as a source of information in today’s world can be to invite scorn, derision and dismissal.

Perhaps in the 21st century, in light of what we know of the quantum universe, we need to reconsider this attitude. First, we could redefine what is commonly called channeling. Perhaps such a process is simply accessing the all-encompassing energy-information field in which we dwell. We know so little, really, about consciousness, the brain, the body and the universe. We discover more every day. Perhaps we are so intimately connected to the meta-energy-information field that if we just tune in we can receive all kinds of information. Could intuition simply be attunement to that field? As scientists explore the brain, body, and universe, we may each come to know ourselves as channels, open to the greater consciousness, able to connect with and enter into that universal energy-information field and access the information stored there.

So, together, through what we call Awareness sessions, Bob and I found the principles and practices of SourcePoint.”

For more on the process of Awareness, and the development of SourcePoint, see our book, from which this excerpt is taken, SourcePoint Therapy: Exploring the Blueprint of Health.

 

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New to SourcePoint?

If you’re here for the first time and don’t already have a background in SourcePoint Therapy®, it will be helpful to familiarize yourself with some basic principles, such as what we mean when we talk about the blueprint.

The article “Working with the Blueprint” on this website can help you to do this. You’ll also find much more general information about SourcePoint Therapy on our site as well as bios for the authors on this blog.

It’s our intention with this blog to provide information specifically about SourcePoint. It’s also an opportunity for all those interested in the path of energy medicine to explore this fascinating field further.

All audio meditations on this site can be downloaded at Soundcloud or listened to here.

You can find the specific meditations by chapter that correspond to the meditations in our book SourcePoint Therapy:Exploring the Blueprint of Health  here.

Other guided audio meditations can be found here

Our book is available for purchase on Amazon.

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SourcePoint Therapy: Exploring the Blueprint of Health

 

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