In our Summer 2019 issue, we were delighted to interview the renowned Indian mystic Sadhguru, who spoke to us about his Inner Engineering programme, enlightenment, the yogic path, the role of business leaders in society, and more.
Today, we are excited to share a sneak peek from our recently released Summer 2019 issue. Indian mystic Sadhguru sat down with us for a conversation on evolution, his Inner Engineering programme, the yogic path and more. To read the full article, pick up a copy of our new magazine in your local stockist, or subscribe to have a copy delivered right to your door.
Alexis Cartwright – the world-renowned spiritual teacher and founder of Transference Healing® – is visiting Ireland this summer to deliver a series of profound workshops that will help you to bring more joy and peace into your life, in addition to accelerating your journey towards awakening. Her workshops will be held from May 3rd to May 6th in the Maryborough Hotel & Spa, Douglas, Co. Cork. To learn more about her, visit transferencehealing.com. Information about her Irish events can be found at this link.
Alexis Cartwright is a world-renowned spiritual teacher and channeller who founded the revolutionary Transference Healing® method at the age of thirty-two, following many years of personal growth and awakening. Growing up in a small inland mining community in Queensland, Australia, she felt a deep connection to the earth and minerals around her from a very early age. By the age of nineteen, she was offering professional psychic readings to people in her community. These readings focused on uncovering the spiritual purposes and destinies of those who came to her.
Over time, Alexis was guided to learn about and understand the universal mysteries that underpin our lives here on Earth. She ultimately developed all that she had learned into a special healing modality known as Transference Healing®. This high-frequency modality aims to support our ascension path and enable the integration of our physical bodies with our light bodies. She now travels around the world teaching this modality to all who are guided to learn from her.
Alexis will be visiting Ireland in May 2018 to deliver a series of inspirational channelling sessions and workshops. A description of each event, together with their times and dates, are listed below. All events are taking place in the Maryborough Hotel & Spa, Douglas, Co.Cork.
Trance Channel – AM Session: Thursday May 3rd, 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
Alexis’ Trance Channel sessions provide you with an opportunity to receive divine healing and a channelled reading about your own unique journey of ascension. With the support of her guide Melchizedek, Alexis will perform a light body activation to help you anchor aspects of your Higher Self. These are divine healing and “destiny and purpose” readings that trigger deep healing and growth. A maximum of seven people can participate in each Trance Channel session. Once each person has received their individual healing and reading, Alexis will end the session with a meditation for the group. Click here for information and booking.
Trance Channel – PM Session: Thursday May 3rd, 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
This session will be conducted in the same way as the AM session described above. Click here for information and booking.
Interdimensional Doorways: Saturday May 5th, 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
This is one of three Interdimensional Doorways events that Alexis will be holding in 2018. Alexis explains that 2018 is the Year of Chokmah, which is an auspicious year to begin doing and creating with your spiritual gifts. During the Interdimensional Doorways event, she will expand on this theme, teaching you how you can rapidly grow and learn on your path to personal and spiritual freedom. If you feel drawn to attend this amazing event, don’t leave it too late to book your ticket. Bookings for the Interdimensional Doorways event will close on March 31st. After this, Alexis will tune into the group to bring through special information and energies for the particular people who have signed up. Click here for information and booking.
Alchemy Workshop: Sunday May 6th, 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.
This three-hour workshop will teach you how to work with Alexis’ Healing with Alchemy set. The set needs to be purchased beforehand – you can do so here. During the Alchemy Workshop, you will learn powerful meditation and grid work procedures that will trigger an alchemical healing response in your body and consciousness. This process empowers you to work with the compounds and transitional cycles of nature to become a vessel for purification and change. Click here for information and booking.
Dragon Power & Raven Power: Sunday May 6th, 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
This workshop is a special one indeed, as Alexis will only be holding it twice. The two locations she has chosen are Ireland and Queensland, Australia. During this three-hour session, Alexis will share information about the divine ‘Raven Power’ and ‘Dragon Power’ you hold within you. Your Dragon Power supports your kundalini, enabling it to rise into your heart chakra. Your Raven Power allows you to open your third eye chakra at a profound level, so that you can embrace the power of your psyche. Click here for information and booking.
All of Alexis’ events are taking place at the Maryborough Hotel & Spa, Douglas, Co.Cork. More information on Alexis’ work can be found at her website transferencehealing.com. She is also running a series of workshops in the UK after her Irish dates. All dates and information about her Irish and UK events can be found via this link.
“Existence is an inexplicable vibrant pulsing dance … an indefinable happening, simply happening. Do you live as that? Or do you linger in conflicted fantasies of thought? Awakening from the fantasies doesn’t require a new experience. It’s about seeing clearly what’s already happening. I’m interested in what you think is happening in this moment and what is actually happening. These are not the same.
Join us for a close consideration of our life experience … a simple and direct acknowledgement of the moment and a chance to discuss what that actually reveals.”
Canadian Author Darryl Bailey is coming for a rare visit to Ireland. His talks on Non Duality and Awakening are of amazing value. Check out below the details on how to book.
By Charlie Morley
Wake up and change your life.
A couple of months before my 12th birthday, it all started. It was a Sunday and I was bored. I started sifting through the papers looking for the gadgets leaflet I loved and came upon an advert for a ‘NovaDreamer’; a computerised sleep mask for lucid dreaming. “Mum! I do this sometimes! When you know you’re dreaming! I do what this mask does! Mum, I know what I want for my birthday!”
For me, the journey began that Sunday. I never did get the NovaDreamer but the seed had been planted and began to sprout. As a teenager, the free accessibility of lucid dreaming was one of its selling points. There was no equipment, no initiation, no club. It only required sleep and determination. It was also great place to have a lot of dream-sex and as a teenager, that was my driving motivation!
Later on, I got into Tibetan Buddhism. I came across ‘Dream yoga’ and began training in it. Dream yoga is made up of lucid dreaming, conscious sleeping and what in the West we refer to as, “out-of-body experience” practices; aimed at spiritual growth and mind training. Dream yoga goes beyond our Western notion of lucid dreaming as recreational or fun. If we translate the Sanskrit word ‘yoga’, meaning ‘union’, we get a clue as to what dream yoga is about; the union of consciousness within the dream state.
Within the context of dream yoga, we use the lucid dream state as a place to engage in spiritual practice. Spiritual practices carried out in the lucid dream state are said to be so powerful that we have the potential to reach full enlightenment while we sleep.
Lucid dreaming ‘Need to Knows’
- A lucid dream is a dream in which you know you’re dreaming and can direct and co-create the dream at will.
- Lucid dreaming was first scientifically proven in 1975 at Hull University. The experiment involved a sleeping subject hooked up to a brain scanner who had a lucid dream and communicated this through a series of pre-arranged eye movements!
- The lucid dream state is so realistic that the brain thinks it is real life and behaves as if it where awake. This forms the basis of ‘lucid dream learning’ in which the brain creates new neural pathways based on the actions performed in the dream.
- Lucid dreaming has been proven to help cure nightmares, encourage physical healing responses and is even used by German Sports scientists to train their athletes while they sleep!
I teach something called Mindfulness of Dream & Sleep which is a holistic approach to lucid dreaming within the context of mindfulness meditation and Tibetan Buddhism. This new approach hopefully serves to fill the gap between the often superficial scope of Western lucid dreaming practices and the often unattainable mysticism of dream yoga.
Lucid dreaming ‘How to’
- Dream recall and keeping a dream diary is the foundation of lucid dreaming practice. The first step is to start remembering and recording your dreams. The more conscious you are of what you’re dreaming about, the more likely you are to become conscious while dreaming.
- Motivation and strong intent are the next step. Fall asleep saying to yourself, “Tonight I recognise my dreams, tonight I know that I am dreaming as I am dreaming.”
- We often dream about what we spent our day doing, so anytime something dreamlike happens in your daily life, ask yourself, “Am I dreaming?”. If you do this enough, you may start dreaming about asking the question which may then lead to a lucid dream.
Read Charlie’s full article, including ‘Need to Knows’ and ‘How To’ tips, in the Winter issue of Positive Life. Find your stockist here or subscribe online to have the magazine delivered direct to your door. The perfect gift for a loved one – or for yourself!
Charlie runs retreats and workshops and gave the ever first TED talk on lucid dreaming. His book, ‘Dreams of Awakening’ has just been published by Hay House and is available to buy online, along with his CD, ‘Lucid Dreaming, Conscious Sleeping’, a collection of guided meditations into the hypnagogic, lucid dream and conscious sleep states.
By Patrick Bridgeman
Stories have become such a big part of our lives. People live by them, die for them, and become totally lost in their own and other people’s stories, but they are just stories.
Shortly after writing my last article, ‘A World of Your Own,’ I became disillusioned with the character of Patrick Bridgeman and the story he belonged to. I wanted to distance myself from everyone who ‘knew’ me, to put down the baggage of that identity and to simply exist, unburdened by the past. However, rather than a geographical change, I made a mental one. I chose to stop identifying with the story I had been carrying around my entire life, the story that had become more complex and convoluted with each new experience. I simply laid it down and refused to pick it back up again.
The relief I felt was instant and incredible, but after a while, I began to notice a desire for some sense of identity creeping into my awareness and demanding attention. I knew I didn’t want to strap that old identity back on – as that cumbersome baggage was getting in the way of my moving through new doorways of opportunity and enlightenment – but the question arose, “Who am I if not that character from that story?”
At the time, I happened to be reading ‘Passionate Marriage’ by David Snarch, and was introduced to the concept of Differentiation: where a person retains their sense of identity in situations when the people they care deeply about have opinions that conflict with their own about things that are important to them both. It led me to ask the question, ‘What is important to me in my interactions with the ever-changing moment of life?’ My top answers were: ‘Letting Love flow through me,’ and ‘Freedom of expression.’ These answers gave me a sense of identity that is beyond story, and so, is relevant to every situation imaginable. I have connected with it many times to anchor myself in experiences where I felt ‘all at sea,’ and I highly recommend the process to anyone whose identity is transforming or whose world is turning upside down.
I was so used to getting my sense of identity from the stories I made up about myself, which were heavily influenced by other people’s stories and opinions about me; and I know what it’s like to want to cling to the story because you fear the unknown, but even the most set-in-stone story can come tumbling down in the blink of an eye. This is something I have witnessed and experienced more this year than ever before.
The stories that you write in your mind are the stories that will come into your experience, whether an extension of what has been occurring or a whole new path in life, whether written consciously or unconsciously. The more you understand how in control you are, the less surprised you will be when that which you have been spending the currency of your thoughts on shows up in your experience.
Being grateful for what is, as it is, without a care for the story, will improve the quality of your life dramatically. Although the stories you make up about yourself and others can make you feel better or worse than you already do, they are just stories. Who you really are can be found in the moment, in the space between thoughts.
Inspiration also comes in the space between thoughts, and is in tune with your highest good and the alignment of the universe at that moment. Doubts and fears can cause you to tune out your own inner wisdom and healing energy, but if you practice tuning in – by becoming still and listening with all your senses – you can live a truly inspired life.
Let go of limiting stories and embrace the I’m-possible.