I’ll keep this part of the follow up letter to the 2018 New Year Enlightenment Intensive very brief so my communication is more likely to be received and not disregarded since we all experience an abundance of incoming communications from multiple sources that may feel, at times, a bit overwhelming.
It seems to me that there is a curiosity to know ‘WHO AM I’ and what life is. It appears that it is an evolutionary and universal stage of consciousness in our collective life on planet Earth.
Thank you for participating and persisting in the quest to know your SELF and for sharing this curiosity with me.
Here's a photo of one of our close relatives displaying the emerging curiosity of self consciousness that leads to Self Knowing.
2018 New Year Enlightenment Intensive
Easter Enlightenment Intensive
30 March - 5 April 2018
Adelaide Hills, South Australia
I will continue to add your Enlightenment Intensive comments as it arrives to my email: email@example.com
What I became conscious of during the Enlightenment Retreat was the life energy of the body collectively and all at once falling itself towards the spine as if the spinal column had its own gravity. I also became conscious that this energy which was culminating at the spine had an upward flowing tendency. As I continued to surrender to the truth while sitting in dyads, I noticed that the muscles of the body, particularly the abdomen, but also the ones associated with the throat and the perineum were contracting involuntarily and by their own intelligence. These muscles supporting and surrounding the spine felt like they were wringing out the spinal column like a soaking wet towel being twisted into a helix. However, instead of the “droplets' falling downward, they were rising into the head. The main motion of the life energy in the body during the retreat was therefore centrally inward and upward. While this occurred, the predominant sensate experience during the retreat was bliss. So much of it and so continually did it roll on that it was deemed completely ordinary and a default state of the body.
What is of significance though is how this energy dynamic was influencing the mind. The more contraction and the more upward flow, the more space would spread throughout the mind, harmoniously neutralising all in its path. Thoughts, feelings, emotions, experiences and desires that I would usually notice in the every day happenings of the mind, were gone. What I mean by gone is that I was no longer conscious of them. By the time this centrally located life energy reached the eyebrow area, the last of the human faculties started silencing and calming themselves into themselves. The individual consciousnesses at the eyes, the ears, the mouth and the nose would fall back into themselves and then segregate into a unity of exquisite sensitivity ability in the centre of the head. That’s a long string of words but it’s the best I can do to describe this ‘vacant action potential’. Therefore, not only were the contents of the mind gone, but the very consciousness that beheld them was vacating inwardly and centrally.
Above I have described what happened to the body and how the mind was affected by what was happening in the body. However, it is also worth mentioning that there were brief periods when what happened in the mind also affected what was happening to the energy of the body. This was when a desire would occur by passing under the radar despite the strong energetic upward flow that was constantly wiping such desires clean from the mind like car window wipers on ultra high speed. For example, there was one time I was sweating and heating up due to all the inner bodily activity and there was a wish to cool down. I resisted the heat and preferred coolness in that instant. The next thing I noticed was the upward tending energy would fall below the eyebrows and down into the body again. That is when I would feel distinctly the discomfort and come back into the experience of being a human body. Before that downward flow, there was just the noticing of the beginnings of a desire returning as if coming to me from a distant place.
You may have picked up thus far that I haven't made mention of any revelations of truth or samadhis or or direct experiences or conscious union with reality. What I have described above is what happened to the body and the mind. Based on these exact above experiences, I can conclude that the freedom from any attachment in consciousness, the emptiness of mind, the profound introversion of the senses and consciousness toward the centre of the head, and the upward flowing energy of the body are all environmental attractants that increase the likelihood of Enlightenment occurring. They are environment attractants just like dry kindling, strong winds, and a steaming hot day are all environmental attractants for a fire starting to blaze. They are not determinants, but most definitely attractants for such a situation to take place.
Dearest Brothers and Sisters of Truth,
It was a true honour and pleasure to participate with you all on this intensive. I feel great love for all of you. If you would like to connect with me I am on FB under Sarah Emily-Anne in Alice Springs. I would love to hear from you fellow truth seeker!
I have been re-reading my book “True Feminine Power” since I came home and am surprisingly realising that it is actually a really good integration tool for after an Enlightenment Intensive. Whether you are male or female we both have a true masculine and feminine side in differing percentages. I feel a bit awkward saying all this cause I haven’t started promoting the book yet as it still needs a lot of editing. I also want to add a bunch more chapters about mas/fem relating. But I feel comfortable with you reading it even though it’s not fully ripe yet. I hope it can benefit you in further integrating who and what we truly are in life. “True Feminine Power” is available at most online bookstores, even as an ebook for just a few dollars.
I look forward to seeing you again and doing more important work together. I am most likely traveling through qld this year on a road trip so stay in touch and might see you soon!
Thanks to Yoah and Gitesha from the self foundation Adelaide for organizing such a great enlightenment intensive and all who came awesome energy and love and clearing.
Wow fabulous retreat overflowing with love divine connection people ready to receive without judgement clearing the untruths of our conditioning to become our true selves.
Happiness doesn't come from what you have it comes from knowing who you are to the core without the mind interfering.
So good to look deeply into another's eyes and have no mind just peace and love.
We really can't imagine our true beauty with these mortal eyes. I will never forget what I feasted my mortal eyes upon. The radiant beauty that was myself!
Get ready enlightenment intensive coming up in Castlemaine date to be confirmed.
Following the EI I noticed others willingness to engage and assist me. My body is more sensitive to foods and my sleep is similarly affected. I’m aware of habitual attitudes that limit my involvement in life and in my creative flow. Openness has become paramount in consciousness. I am more generous with my praise and willingness to communicate.
Working on What am I, the object of my contemplation had been the judgment function (budhi) in all its gloriousness and nastiness. It kept coming up and I kept communicating it. Eventually things slowed down, became calmer and finally, it no longer appeared. All that remained was my intention to directly experience the truth, surrender and then let the truth come. Towards the end of the dyad I took another stab surrendering to the truth and then, I literally lost myself for a few moments. I was no longer there. No seeing, no hearing, no thinking, no feeling. I was gone. Submerged in a state of pure being without even being reflective or observing or conscious of it. I had been gone home. Non-duality. When my senses started to come back into action and I became aware of the noise in the room and felt my eyes looking again, I waited for a few moments to find words. Nothing came up. My mind was completely quiet and empty still. I slowly said to my partner, I am one. Then the gong sounded and I got up and walked out for working contemplation. Everything still felt in slow motion and so I walked slowly, continuing to be open to what had just happened. As I came outside and slowly moved down the driveway my attention was drawn into the upper part of my head and it became very light, a blinding white light. My body felt like it had lost gravity and instead of walking I felt I was floating above ground. I turned around. Greg, the chief monitor was looking at me. I looked back towards him and nodded, as if to say, I'm ok and I felt a gentle wave of loving emotion wafting through me. I am one without the I. Towards the end of the working contemplation I sat down for a few minutes. My body was completely still, effortlessly so, I felt like an empty building with a wide open still perfect nothingness gently floating through. The sense of weightless lightness of the body continued for a while longer. Later, when I sat down for my next dyad I still did not really know what else to say, but I was certain that the truth had closed over me then, and I had really been gone. There was a tear in the time and space processing continuum. There was no I. ... is no I ... in that oneness. As I continued to present what had happened, the energy accumulated above the eyebrows and I experienced a state of 'seeing without the eyes', being conscious of and in contact with my partner without the process of using my eyes and ears. A kind of flow of truth kept going on.
Dear beautiful friends,
What I became conscious of on yet another level of clarity and tangible experience within myself is:
THAT I EXIST and that my existence is blessed, loved supported, taken care of and smiled upon from all directions. That there’s no beginning and no end to me, that I and all others are divine, that I AM THE SHINING ONE, who is ONE with my divinity and with my humanity, and that my reason for being here is bringing THAT, the Grace of God that lives in Me, and as Me, in it’s ever purer form into expression in this world, and to all others in this dance of life. Thank you, beautiful ones, for dancing with me.
As for experiences at the EI this time, this pretty much sum's up what I felt like.
Even though the EI Dyad technique appeared to be getting me nowhere at the retreat. I was surprised that on my return home how I was able to communicate open and honestly with others. This flow on effect has already seen my partner and I communicate openly about a long standing issue and now jointly working on a resolve.
69, passed away in the early hours on 25/11/2017
While sitting in quiet contemplation on day four I finally surrendered all I was. My way of being, my meditation, my spiritual life, my whole being. Then suddenly I started laughing. What a joke! How funny! I was trying to find myself while all the time I was here and had been here all the time. Now I know myself.
Remedy: Concentrate more deeply on the task at hand. Without chasing after the phenomena or running away from it, stay open to a conscious direct knowing of who you are while keeping your intention to directly know yourself.
Remedy: Have you ever lost your car keys, glasses or your phone. You hunt and hunt looking for it and never notice that it's just on the table in plain sight? That's what it's like to not notice the obvious in respect to who you are. The remedy is to not lose your intention and to stay open to finding what you lost.
Remedy: If you don't feel you deserve it then open your heart and do it for others. Do it for those you love.
Remedy: Give up your ideas of how it's supposed to be; set them aside. Stay open to the unknown while keeping your intention for a conscious direct knowing of your Self.
Remedy: Giving up is the greatest cause of failure in all of life's endeavors. Don't confuse intention for the truth with straining, forcing and pushing. Relax the mind/body while doing the Enlightenment Dyad Technique.
Remedy: No where in the Enlightenment Dyad Technique instructions does it say to 'think or figure out' who you are. Contemplation is more a 'dwelling or resting upon' who you 'think' you are. Take more time contemplating followed by communicating only what occurs as a result of contemplating upon the object of your enlightenment.
The LINKS page of my website contains the Services and Profiles of past Enlightenment Intensive participants. Below are the services and contact details for a few Divine Individuals from the 2018 New Year Enlightenment Intensive. I would like to add you to this page and to the LINKS page if you wish.
Contact me so we can make it happen.
Healer, Private Sessions, Workshop Facilitator
Listen to a sample of Gitesha's weekly Healing Meditation offering.
The first link is a short sample and the second is a full hour.
Founder of Third Eye Healing Centre, Spiritual Teacher, Workshop Facilitator,
Some of the healing modalities I practice are: Reiki, Crystal Bowl Sound Meditation, Heart Resonance Therapy, etc.
"It has been an absolute pleasure to help people on all levels in their healing process, and l feel a sense of great excitement as l witness groups gathering all over this planet doing this work."
Services include:- land feasibility, Architectural Design Plans, Council Approvals, Engineering and most competitive quotes from the best Builders. Also, if you are Building anywhere in Australia, send me your quote BEFORE you sign the contract and I will provide you with a Peace of Mind report to ensure that ALL is included and is in fact FIXED price, so no nasty surprises down the track.
Author of True Feminine Power
Individuals & Couples Counselor and Therapist
I have been involved in personal and spiritual growth work since 1975. I trained as an Enlightenment Intensive Master and in Mind Clearing with Lawrence Noyce and Mona Sati Sosna in the eighties and learned from Charles Berner from 1988 - 1994. In the late nineties I completed a Masters in Counselling and a post grad. cert in family systems therapy. I have training and experience in Jungian Therapy, Art therapy and Brief Solution Therapy. Between 1996 and 2013 I taught at university level for under- and post graduates at Adelaide University, South Australian University and Flinders University in the fields of counselling & caring practices and effective communication. I have completed a phd in practical theology. I am an ordained minister in the Uniting Church. During this time I have worked in residential aged care and congregational ministry. I have recently retired, however, I occasionally respond to personal requests to support a person, couple or team through a crisis.
Knowing Your Self by Yoah Wexler, PhD is a book and down-loadable Audio Program. The book teaches you how to do the self help and self reflective technique called the Relating Dyad Process. It also compiles over 100 contemplative dyad exercises that are divided into several self improvement programs that include: marriage and relationship, ethics and values, addictive behaviour, stress management, guilt and forgiveness, healing, enlightenment, personal development and spiritual growth.
The free down-loadable Audio Program has two tracks. Track 1 is an audio teaching on how to do the Relating Dyad Process. Track 2 is a 40 minute Gong Timer that sounds a bell every five minutes. The Gong Timer is used when doing the Relating Dyad Practice.
You, God, Love, Life: Principles of Self Transformation by Charles Berner begins by telling the readers that the ideas and practices he will be presenting will be “a voyage of discovery about yourself and life. You will find it the most exciting and rewarding voyage you have ever taken." Berner suggests that it is best to not “become too serious" but to investigate with sincerity. “In my teachings I do not ask for belief nor do I recommend it. In fact I discourage it," he writes.
This current volume is organised into twenty eight chapters divided into five main sections: Theology, Life, Help, Communication, Problems.
Berner brings each chapter to a completion with a set of study questions that highlight the principles of that particular chapter. Additionally Berner usually includes several active self reflective exercises or meditations to help you master the principals of that chapter.
Relating and Spiritual Consciousness by Charles Berner is an inspirational book on how to improve your life through communication and understanding. The author was a teacher and leader in the field of personal improvement and spiritual growth for over half the 20th Century. He created the Institute of Ability, Mind Clearing Programs, and the Enlightenment Intensive which is a process used world-wide to seek the truth by conscious, direct knowing of who you truly are. Berner taught that relating is the central activity in your life and spiritual endeavour.
Berner wrote: “You are God and each person is God. Each person is a separate god from the other. This accounts for why, even though you are God, you can’t always get your way in Life. If the other person is a God, then you as a God cannot force your will upon the other. The entire activity of Life is the project of working things out between all the individuals, each of whom is a God. All the problems we are having in Life are formed as a result of trying to reach understanding between Gods. We are related only by choice. This choice is called Love. We are related only through communication, the transfer of thought from one God to another.”
Enlightenment and the Enlightenment Intensive, Vol. 1
Charles Berner's essays cover the subject of enlightenment, the Enlightenment Intensive and the Enlightenment Dyad Technique. If you have an interest in Enlightenment in general and the Enlightenment Intensive in particular reflecting and understanding what Berner is trying to convey will yield a treasure of insight and revelation.
Chapter One clearly and concisely defines enlightenment, describes the Enlightenment Intensive, the stages to enlightenment and much more. Chapter Two and Three describe in detail how to do the Enlightenment Dyad Technique. It is from Charles Berner's book, The Transmission of Truth, which was the original publication used for training new Enlightenment Masters. Chapter Four is the one page summary of how to do the Enlightenment Dyad Technique. Chapter Five is from Charles Berner's 1993 talk commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Enlightenment Intensive.
Enlightenment and the Enlightenment Intensive, Vol. 2 This collection of essays and articles on enlightenment and the Enlightenment Intensive from the archive of Charles Berner spans the years from 1969 through 2005. I heard Berner say many times that his understanding of Truth evolved as his meditation experiences unfolded. He would advise "If you want to understand what I understands now, then you should look to my latest writings." These essays are placed in a rough chronological order so you can appreciate the evolution of his understanding.
The book begins with a Forward written by Edrid who began his studies with Berner in the early 1960's. Edrid's first-hand recollections of Berner's universe and the beginning formulation of the Enlightenment Intensive is insightful and revealing.
Go To The Edges
by Joseph Rubano
Go To The Edges is an audio CD of Joseph Rubano reading 34 of his poems. Many of the poems were inspired by enlightenment and the Enlightenment Intensive. Some even, like the title poem of this CD, was penned during an Enlightenment Intensive as Joseph explains, "I wrote Go To The Edges in the middle of an Enlightenment Intensive. The room was alive and wild. I wrote from the perspective of someone who tends to go inside. I was monitoring the Enlightenment Intensive and I was standing in the midst of all that activity and I said, yes, this is exactly how it is supposed to be. This alive."