Your points will be added to your account once your order is shipped. Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! In Spiritual Awakening: the easy way, Tim van der Vliet demonstrates through five simple steps that we don't need to read libraries full of hefty tomes to become enlightened, or to wake up. His message is sharp, raw and straightforward - a surprising combination of spirituality and humour.
Tim has the ability to get to the core of what's important, keep it simple and be funny when you least expect it; his words will inspire you and make you laugh at the same time. You can read them over and over again and find new perspectives through their transformative nature This vibrant, insightful book enlightened me with its blend of spiritual sayings and quotes inspired by cultures and philosophies around the globe. The book also has an exquisite typography-focused design, making it both a textual and visual treat.
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Highly recommended. YOGA magazine Tim van der Vliet demonstrates vividly through five simple steps that we don't need to read libraries full of hefty tomes to become enlightened, or to wake up. His message is sharp and straightforward, his methods delightfully quirky - a surprising combination of spirituality and humor.
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They'd gone to church that morning and had to leave the service shortly after it began because of a sudden and severe headache for my grandmother. This is a woman who never complains, so I knew. We all knew. She had a hemorrhagic stroke, the less common type. She has defied the odds so far, and I have learned enough about life to know that you cannot make assumptions. We are all in that in-between space alongside her. That space of not knowing what the future holds, the excruciating absence of clarity and certainty.
We know nothing other than what is in front of us. Her influence on my life is evident to anyone's eyes. I can't think of many childhood stories that do not involve my grandparents in some way. I grew up on family property that placed our house alongside theirs, and I ran the path between the two everyday.
There are specifics etched in my mind that belong to only her The particular taste of every dish she makes. The sound of summer crickets louder than our own voices as we sat on her back porch with droves of cousins and jars of fireflies we'd chased in her yard. The way she's taught me to identify and nurture the plants that overflow on my own patio now. The Baptist hymns that still ring in my ears as I listened to them seated next to her in church for years. Every Christmas Eve of my 35 years spent at her tree.
The way she'd crawl in to bed with me and pat my leg as I fell asleep when I spent the night with her as a child. Snapping beans in deep bowls and buckets as their huge summer garden delivered to us every July. The list is endless, and it will always be. Forever and forever. And as she faces this chapter of her own life, she continues to teach me powerful lessons just as she always has.
Lessons on love and loss and tenacity and surrender. The illusion of control is a powerful one, isn't it? We walk around all day in an attempt to convince ourselves that it must be true, that we are in charge and that life is predictable. We make plans and follow through and pretend that everything will always be that way.
Franciscan friar Richard Rohr explains spiritual awakening: "The first step of the journey is the admission of powerlessness. It is where no one wants to go and no one will go voluntarily. We have to be led there through our own failure and experience of death. In men's work, we call it the Great Defeat.
This is not about imagination but focus. Focus your breath to move up the spine and out the top of your head. And the focus should be relaxed. You are not to force anything. You are simply gently suggesting the energy to move in this direction. It may seem quite strange to focus your breath where your breath does not go but it is very effective.
After practicing this for a while, you will start to feel the energy rising.
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The sensations will be subtle at first but over time can become very blissful. The second part of this technique for kundalini awakening is it to move the breath down your front as you exhale. As you exhale, move the breath from the top of your head to the third eye , located between your eyebrows then to your throat and then to your heart chakra, located at the center of your chest.
Stop the breath at the center of your chest. And then again, inhale from the base of your spine, repeating the process above. The third part of this technique for kundalini awakening is to awaken the energy. Because an enlightened teacher would not give this technique without initiating you into this technique. This calls for the teacher to give you shaktipat, to actually awaken your kundalini by touch, chanting or simply by focusing their energy on you.
So to awaken this energy yourself, there is an easy technique but a very important one. And that is to silently repeat the name of an enlightened teacher, Guru or Saint that you feel connected to whether you have met them or not. If you are of a particular religion , you can repeat the name of a saint of that religion. Otherwise, choose an enlightened teacher who you admire. You can repeat the name as you inhale, and repeat the name as you exhale. The reason for this is that you take on the Shakti energy of what you focus on. So simply by repeating the name of an enlightened Guru or Saint, you take on their energy, their state of bliss.