Bodies: Possession v. Being

Many philosophies and religions view the body as a container for the spirit. We've all heard that our body is a temple; a temporary housing for our immortal True Self. Some have irreverently (and hilariously) referred to the body as a "Meat Car." But what if they are wrong? What if we are our bodies? What if this bone, sinew, and flesh is the crystallized manifestation of our spirit? What if the...

Yoga, Avidya & Embodiment

Misapprehension leads to errors in comprehension of the character, origin, and effects of the objects perceived. False identity results when we regard mental activity as the very source of perception. Excessive attachment is based on the assumption that it will contribute to everlasting happiness. Unreasonable dislikes are usually the result of painful experiences in the past connected with...

Tips for Body-Mind-Spirit Integration

Many spiritual traditions offer a daily centering and grounding practice; examples include Triple Soul Alignment and the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram. These rituals are intended to bring your spirit into consciousness and to re-integrate your whole self after spending your night in dreamland. Many follow these practices with meditation, which helps bring the mind and emotions into...