Recently, a client stood in the doorway of my office on her way out of a session. We were discussing briefly her experience, and things happening in her life.
We had done several sessions together over the previous half a year, and things were changing in really positive directions for her: more confidence, less self-doubt, more independence and clarity in relationships, a greater sense of her own self-worth, and more. Encouraging results from just two sessions over five months!
She paused and asked me, "is this normal?"
I get this question all the time. Perhaps at almost every other session, and many of the meditation classes I offer. It's such a natural curiosity: we want to feel that our intangible, invisible experience which seems so profound to us is something relatable, something safe, and something good.
I responded that in one sense, YES! Her experience of questioning her reality, her perceptions, and her own "story" which had held her back in the past --- these were all normal side effects of doing a few healing sessions. But what is NOT normal about the big picture here is that to be interested in such changes, a person has to be in a process of awakening.
Somebody who is ASLEEP is not going to seek out healing sessions. They are not going to be inspired to learn meditation. The majority of humanity lives in slumber, and this is neither bad nor good. It just is.
Awakening is a strange thing. It is curious and unpredictable when viewed from our human perspective. It seems to follow rules beyond our comprehension, but it also seems to reward us with a deeper sense of knowing, connection, and fulfillment which we know we did not have before.
When we are asleep, and have not experienced awakening, the world is unquestioned. Our thoughts generally dwell in a single dimension that is like a faint daydream in comparison with the awakened senses and awakened mind.
When we are asleep, our actions seem predetermined, programmed, and predictable. We know the story and the characters of our life, and we watch the same movie over and over again. Life goes on and on and if we don't wake up, one day we grow old and die without ever noticing the range of choices we really had.
Without attaching any judgment to that kind of a life path, let's look at something quite different: a life where for some unknown reason, a person chooses to wake up. How is this even possible?
A life of somebody who is waking up has a very different flavor to it. It becomes increasingly multidimensional, as the individual begins to realize they are composed of much more than this earthly flesh and monkey mind.
Psychic awareness and experiences of a world of energy begin to take shape, often gradually and in fits and starts.
Connection with the natural forces of the world begins on a level of pure consciousness. The world becomes more alive.
You begin to know there are layers upon layers of possibilities to how you could choose to be, think, feel and act.
Along the path of awakening, many teachers come into your life to show you and remind you of what you have always been and known within yourself. These teachers take many forms -- relationships, work situations, friends, instructors, pets, books, seminars, setbacks, gifts, challenges and much more.
Eventually, if you don't fall off the path of awakening by getting disillusioned that your newfound awareness has not yet created enlightenment, you begin to mature spiritually and deepen your curiosity of how this whole awakening journey actually operates.
It is at this crucial juncture that you may encounter a true Mystery School. If you choose to step forward on the path of initiation, you plant yourself firmly in the gateway for higher knowing, and in so doing, nothing will ever be the same. If you do encounter a true Mystery School at this point in your awakening, chances are it has something to offer you whether you believe it or not.
Before physical initiation into a true mystery school, awakening is essentially haphazard. It can be beautiful, but some people want a more reliable, accelerated, proven path.
As a Mystery School initiate, if you follow the path of progression and use the ancient tools you are handed down -- tools which have been used since the beginning of humans on this planet -- you come to know who you really are.
As you change yourself through true self-knowledge, you will become empowered to make profound change on planet Earth.
If this inspires you, perhaps Mystery School could be of service in your awakening.
Happy New Year! It's been an honor serving and being on this journey this past year, and I want to thank you for reading, for coming to Friday night meditations, healing sessions, or perhaps even Initiation and more!
You are amazing! I am so excited for this upcoming year!
As you prepare for 2015, I have two questions for you:
1) What is next for you to create or heal in your life?
2) What do you need to succeed with your goals in 2015?
Think about that, and at the end of this blog, I'd love to hear your responses. Really. My passion is helping people live their higher purpose, and this happens in tangible steps. I'm honored that you trust me enough to share your goals with me. You can leave them in the comments, or you can email me directly via the contact form on my main page.
While you're coming up with your answers, I'd like to share a bit of my own story...
At the beginning of 2006, I was struggling.
I had built a small business that was floundering. I was having health challenges from unresolved issues that were coming to the surface as I tried to serve others.
I'd experienced a year of success, given my best, and then I was thrown back into myself by forces I didn't understand.
I sensed there was a code inside of me that would help me unlock my inner resources and thrive. But I was having challenges cracking that code.
Challenges happen to all of us. They have the potential to shape our character into truly good human beings...or they can thwart our best efforts to be ourselves.
Our choices make the difference. The essence of the problem in making good choices? There's a lot we don't know about ourselves!
This means we make the same subconscious choices over and over again, without knowing how to change.
There is an essential roadmap, a blueprint of self-knowledge, which can change all of this and empower us to create our destiny.
This roadmap, called the Tree of Life, makes the subconscious CONSCIOUS, and empowers you to make changes and re-program YOURSELF to be more YOU.
With Universal Kabbalah, you will enter into and spend 10 months in your own Tree of Life. You unlock each of the 10 sacred areas of your Tree in an ancient alchemical formula for success. This is a science of the soul, which we do not deviate from. Therefore we can guarantee transformation if you stick with the process.
When I began Universal Kabbalah in 2006, it was like all the missing puzzle pieces of my subconscious mind began to resolve themselves.
During this incredible, life-changing journey, the picture of who I really was started to come into focus. This was amazing and empowering!
Within several months of finishing Kabbalah, for the first time in my life, I felt truly whole. I saw what I needed to do and where I needed to go to accomplish what I had always wanted!
By the end of these 10 months, you will go beyond what you imagined you could achieve in your personal, relational, and professional life.
When you begin the 10-month Universal Kabbalah journey this March (see below) you will establish a tangible, measurable result with which to gauge your progress and growth with the Tree of Life.
By unleashing and directing the incredible power of the forces within your Tree of Life, you will be able to make changes that have stumped you or held you back in the past.
So now, I'd love to hear your answers: As you prepare for 2015, I have two questions for you:
1) What is next for you to create or heal in your life?
2) What do you need to succeed with your goals in 2015?
Please reply and let me know your answers. There are many, many tools I have which can serve you!
Here's to an amazing 2015!
Love and service,
When I first did Empower Thyself Initiation in 2005, my mind had no idea what I was getting into. But I knew in my heart that after much searching and prayer, I had finally found a vehicle to fully share my life purpose all in one place. I heard an interesting teaching: "The Mind is polluted." Whatever!
After my Empower Thyself / Adept Initiation in 2005, I continued to be my own obstacle until 2010. I was shown by the school of hard knocks that it's really true what we teach in Mystery School: THE MIND IS POLLUTED. For those five years, I gave myself the luxury of back-seat judgment, thinking privately:
"Other people's minds are polluted, but mine is pretty much ok." RIGHT...
In 2010, I committed to use this Mystery School as an exclusive means to serve others for one simple reason:
I found that this lineage of King Salomon ALWAYS empowered and NEVER enabled people. No gurus. No teachers. We teach that YOU are GOD (GOD-GODDESS by whatever name you like), or perhaps a GOD in Training. That was a bit much for me at first. Too much responsibility. I'd rather just pretend be a human.
I seem to like to do things the hard way.
Life. It's really simple. We all have a blueprint. We all signed a contract with that universal/greater aspect of GOD millions of years ago. We come to this planet with a very specific mission, to experience JOY in our unique blueprint.
My mind got in the way of this mission. I had to learn to live in JOY, because nothing else felt right. This is the new paradigm, living in joy always.
It turns out that everything I could conceive of needing on my path of joy, this lineage already gathered together 3,000 years ago into one perfect system! It works for everyone who uses the simple rituals, meditation, and prayer daily, receives healing work when they need it, and moves forward when they hear the inner call. Life is about progress.
Progress as an initiate means more layers of your psyche are revealed. This is not easy. Negative ego easily rationalizes its way to the driver's seat of the mind. Left unchecked, the mind will grow weeds. Those weeds will overtake your garden and steal your light.
As an Adept / 1st step initiate, your mind works 10x more powerfully. As a Healer / 2nd step initiate, it's 100x. You've committed to GOD to get more real with yourself so you can fulfill your purpose.
Initiation is a rebirth, and your old identity prior to initiation is gone. When the initiation sword descends on your shoulders and head, you change, even though at that time you do not understand fully how much changes. Your Body, Emotions, and Mind must become reflections of your higher self.
Before Initiation, your Masks provided safety. After initiation, your Masks become the problem.
You might notice old negative habits surfacing after initiation. WHY? Light flows more freely in you. How much of your life is run by your subconscious mind? Your subconscious mind is the foundation of your Masks. Subconscious must be made conscious. Initiation gives you the structure, teachings, and tools to remove your Masks.
Underneath your Masks, there is eternal JOY. Keep digging!
When the ego is taking you out you will not know it is happening, unless you meditate. Why? The ego never conceives of itself as a real being -- it projects the feelings of the real being (YOU) onto external people and things. In this way it hopes to keep you distracted for just a little bit longer. And tomorrow? Just a little bit longer. How many "tomorrows" will you allow the ego to overtake? Just a little bit longer. Until you meditate and inquire within for all your answers, you cannot say to your ego, "The buck stops here, buddy," and take responsibility as a real being.
In 2005, I entered the school of life's university program.
For years I had been asking to know myself. I did not fit in with society. I had gone to college, and studied everything and nothing. I had given up on being "normal" a few years earlier.
I had spent my teenage and college years in my spare time studying everything about personal and spiritual development I could find. I had studied many forms of healing and opened a successful private healing practice in 2004.
Nothing was really getting me or my clients the results I had heard about: unconditional love, fulfillment, peace of mind, joy, and practical life changes.
Most things I'd studied were easily used to avoid my real issues.
I was no longer satisfied by SOMEBODY ELSE'S experiences of enlightenment, peace, or fulfillment. I desired these experiences for myself. Despite years of meditation, healing, and training, I still lacked a solid foundation. I had begun at age 11, and I was now 25. I wanted a system that WORKED!
So I finally asked the universe to reveal to me my next steps, with humility and open-mindedness...
Watch this 2-minute video about the first two steps I discovered.
Some questions to ask yourself in meditation and journal about:
Recently, a client and soon-to-be colleague / healers academy initiate, Alex Bynum, organized a large group healing meditation event at Karma Yoga Studio on Newbury St in Boston, just a few blocks from the site of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing last year. We did the meditation on a Saturday, two days before the 2014 Boston Marathon, and the intention was to bring healing right to the heart of the Marathon and the consciousness of everyone surrounding it -- for studies have shown that just a tiny percentage of a population meditating produces profound reduction in crime rates in major cities. We had about 30 students attend, and we did an Ensofic Ray Group Healing Meditation for an hour.
Here's what people said about it:
"As a participant in the 2013 Boston Marathon who was stopped on Boylston Street by the blast and flame and smoke from the second explosion, and as a 2014 participant who on race weekend was re-living last year's trauma, the Boston Strong Meditation turned out to be an intervention of a blessed and sacred sort. This healing, centering, empowering encounter with the power of loving intention created a space for me to enjoy race day, to love its full experience, and to cross the finish line with a sense of release from ache and burden. Alex Bynum, the Karma Yoga space, and Jordan Bain combined created an experience where the energies of us in attendance gathered and grew into something other-worldly - something that felt ethereal - something that breathed peace. I think of that little more than an hour at Karma Yoga as the most fruitful of the many, many hours I spent training for Boston. It was simply amazing."
"The Boston strong meditation was one of the most beautiful and powerful experiences of my life. Driving into the city always stresses me out, with all the traffic and people- Boston was especially crazy that day because everyone was riled up about the marathon. Walking up to karma yoga, my energy was very unbalanced, but the moment I walked into the studio, I felt at peace and at home. The community of healers that Alex brought together was full of love and peace. Jordan's meditation allowed each and every one of us to heal our own fear and worries to effectively help the city of Boston heal. Coming out of meditation, my energy had shifted significantly. I was able to walk out onto Newbury street as a beacon of hope and light. I truly believe that the meditation helped Boston heal. Thank you Alex and Jordan! You're amazing!!"
"I am someone who struggles with having anxiety and depression and a huge part of my struggle comes from a having a mind in turmoil. It was amazing to come together and focus on something positive in response to last years marathon tragedy and it also helped me immensely on an individual level. I felt connected with other Bostonians in our focus on peace and healing and I also felt safe and calm within my own mind and body. I don't meditate often but now feel a new resolve to make it part of my daily routine."
The shift of energy around the whole area was felt by everyone attending, and it felt like we released a portion of the tension and fear and reactivity that had been built up around the Boston area as a result of the bombing last year. When these traumas are unresolved, they get repressed in the collective and manifest "sideways", creating other forms of negativity and become self-perpetuating. This meditation was an amazing gift and I am so grateful to everyone who participated and helped open the energies for Boston to heal and release this trauma.
If you'd like to experience this kind of meditation and group healing for yourself, we have one almost every Wednesday night at our office in Newton, and occasionally at other centers and yoga studios around the Boston area.
By guest blogger and Certified Guide, Julia Tiffin
The Life Activation is a process with a long track record – quite remarkably this process is over 3000 years old and has been unchanged over time. It comes from a long lineage of sages who have time-tested this modality in cultures and traditions across the planet.
It has not always been available to the average person because it sparks a process of transformation in individuals, that prior to the last few decades, many humans were not ready to embrace.
But today, many of us have turned into seekers. There is a prevailing feeling ‘that there is more’ – more to us as individuals and more to life. It is almost as if we are being cornered by the experiences of life, and being drawn into a process of questioning and seeking. And many of us are willing now to explore and try new things and explore new possibilities.
And so the Life Activation, an age old, time-tested modality is something for us to embrace and experience so we too can move forward and explore our potential more fully.
Where did this come from?
There was a common thread amongst a large group of Sages who came together over 3000 years ago in a meeting – or what we would call a conference – lasting a few decades, that there was more to the human blueprint that was not being accessed and utilized. In this meeting, many tools and methods to awaken the dormant potential in humans were shared and tested amongst these sages. The testing even included burying people alive, which thankfully was not a foolproof method of jumpstarting human capabilities! Only one process was found to be universally successful for the various cultures and tribes in awakening the inactive aspects of the human blueprint. The leader of this conference was King Salomon who was a seeker, deeply committed to leaving a legacy for humans to find themselves and achieve their potential. Much of this information remained in sacred storage with key holders who were waiting for this exact time on the planet, the time of great upheaval leading to a massive societal re-calibration and the time of mass discovery of human potential.
How does the Life Activation work?
The process takes place in a sacred space where a practitioner uses the tools that have been time-tested to awaken the unrealized human blueprint that is stored in the structure of humans. It is a 1.5-2 hour one-on-one session. The process is honouring, supportive and relaxing and is a gift to yourself as much as a day in the spa would be!
What can you expect after the process?
The process sparks a unique journey in your life, moving you efficiently through a series of experiences that facilitate change and transformation. As such the process for each individual is unique.
It works powerfully for individuals who are already on their life path or for those who are seeking to find a life path as it opens potential beyond the 10% brain capacity we currently have available. So whether you have achieved success in life or are struggling in life, it moves people forward in a positive and constructive way.
It plugs you back into 90% of your original Divine Blueprint and activates the dormant blueprint (or what we call today the DNA) and cleans out patterns and debris that have been inherited from your ancestors, hindering your life. (The last 10% of the original Divine Blueprint is activated in another process called The Adam Kadmon Activation.)
The process may be likened to a tile game where you move many pieces around on the board in a seeming disorder but at the end everything is reformulated into a perfect pattern. The process is also reminiscent of the geometries and designs in the Universe that seem to collide in an irrational pattern but yet formulate into a perfect form. This process is constructive and positive and moves you through your obstacles using what we call a ‘God logic,’ where previously your own human logic may have failed you in making progress.
The Life Activation can be described as a light shining into a dark corner. It makes visible what was hidden in the shadows, but more than that, it gives you the ability to work through what you see. This is an empowering experience!
As the dormant DNA and parts of the blueprint start to awaken, two things happen: parts of you that are not operating at all, or are under-performing, start to awaken or expand AND belief systems, negative emotions, viral patterns, disease patterns that have been repeated (what I think of as ‘photocopies’ in the DNA) and that you have inherited, start to get cleared and cleaned out. The cleaning out process is supported by a Spagyric formula we call Purificato & Crystalis that raises the vibratory frequency of the human energy system and is designed to smooth the journey of transitions in these dynamic times.
As the dormant DNA gets switched on, there is a source of energy inside the DNA, what you might call the God Principle, which ‘lights people up’ and shifts them into a positive, joyful space. This activation does not only give you access to dormant potential but plugs humans into the circuitory system connecting us to God. This modality therefore physically hooks up humans to a greater consciousness and the Divinity within.
Imagine a channel that connects you to Divine energy that can be blocked much like an obstructed plumbing pipe. When you do not have access to Divine energy because of these blockages, it is hard to move past things that stop you in life – you simply do not have access to the ‘flashes of inspiration’ and Divine inspiration to solve situations. This process dissolves these blockages and makes it possible to move forward, find new possibilities and discover what is possible in life.
What are some of the benefits?
These are some of the benefits that you would see:
Acceleration in Your Life You begin to move through life with increased speed. The Life Activation assists in growth and learning, and gives you access to the roadmap inside you.
Personal Breakthroughs You can begin to shift those things that hinder you from growth and success in life, assisting you to break old, unhealthy patterns.
Strengthening of Relationships The Life Activation helps you to connect to others in a positive and beneficial way and enables the creation of honest and healthy relationships.
Experiencing Abundance All the resources we could ever want or need are available to use right here, right now. The Life Activation helps you to access that flow in life that contains the true source of abundance.
Health Improvement It strengthens your immune system and helps you push through not only emotional and mental blocks, but physical ones as well.
Expanding Your Ability To Shine The Life Activation literally infuses your body with pure Light! Having this most precious resource inside of you allows you to spread hope, joy, peace, and love to everyone with whom you interact. This truly inspires you to go further and reach as high as you dare.
The benefits from this powerful and truly transformative healing modality are countless. It is the foundational first step in the toolboxes offered by the Modern Mystery School. Some further benefits include:
I have been guided for weeks to write about this topic and I am finally sitting down to do so.
We all have this thing we call the subconscious mind. Every human being has it and we teach some specific things about it in the Empower Thyself training.
As we move through our daily experiences, we build up a subconscious mind. We thereby begin to have addictions. These often come to awareness during our teenage years.
Addictions are plain and simple on a metaphysical level, and yet they are one of the hardest things to deal with emotionally.
Addictions come about because of a backlog of un-felt, un-processed emotions. Emotions come from the soul and while they can be filtered by the negative ego, they are always attempting to communicate the truth to us.
Emotions can be painful. Painful emotions show us where, through our will alone, we are creating disconnection from our God-self, our Source.
When we indulge the negative ego filter instead of the emotion itself, we create addictions. The ego filters the emotions based on memories of past experiences and their accompanying projections of the future.
These memories and projections are generally distortions of truth. We are usually way better off than our ego tells us we are.
Even if we are in real danger, the ego still filters the emotions and can influence our perception to take a damaging course of action for ourselves and others if we do not have the discernment to see what is really going on.
Listening to the filter of the negative ego leads us to believe we are separate from Source, and with this belief, we turn somewhere other than Source to meet our perceived needs. This means alcohol, cigarettes, sex, drugs, being "better" or "worse" than others, "knowing" more than others, isolation, over-social behavior to ignore our inner life, and much subtler addictions to power and control dynamics.
The truth is right there for us if we are willing to face our emotions. Emotions have been telling the truth the whole time! They never stopped talking, we just stopped listening.
At a root level, we stopped listening to our real emotions because we felt fear.
Fear of our own power, fear of pain, fear of goodness, or fear of negativity...any number of infinite faces and masks of fear.
At first we might not get down to fear. First it might first look like any negative emotion -- anger, sadness, jealousy, anxiety, etc. Eventually we will face the fear directly.
Keep doing this five-step emotional process (see below) and ask for help if you need it along the way.
Following are 5 emotional keys to PREVENT your emotions from taking you off your path, stealing your light, and feeding your addictions. If you DON'T deal with your emotions, they WILL feed your addictions. The worst is when you're not aware this is even happening.
Much love and support,
Money. It is a big thing this time of year, and really, when is it not?
What is your relationship with money?
It is just flow, just like water, it carries everything and is nothing in itself. Everything we do is framed within this carrier in our society, at least in some small way. Money can't buy me love, but I am not going on that date with the person I love without money. I am not going to live somewhere without it, nor will I access any services I care about or value without money.
Since everything we do hinges on money, we don't generally have an awesome relationship with it.
We say we never have enough of it, or that it is not what we want it to be. We don't always treat it with respect and give it the attention it really deserves, like a friend.
To be able to look honestly at what is working in our lives about money and what is not, we must be meditating. Why?
If money is just a carrier and facilitator of all other energies in our physical, human, social world, it will not deliver a clear message all on its own. If we find ourselves in a financial situation that is not to our satisfaction, we must be able to go to a higher level of consciousness and receive the information about what we need to shift.
This is a daily and ongoing process that cannot be ignored. Ignoring your friends is not a good practice, and this relationship with money is no different. Money is a flow and we want that flow to be clear, and open wide.
Go inside in meditation --- use Sanctuary Meditation to talk with your Higher Self, if you've taken that class (I put it on the schedule for December 19th, 7-10pm). Visualize the light flowing through you from above, Breathe, in through the nose and out through the mouth, deeply.
Let yourself feel your whole body becoming light and emptying out so everything is in flow. Give yourself 10 minutes here. Call in your spirit guides and angels, and your higher self. Ask: "what is the lesson behind why I'm having trouble with money flowing in my life?" and listen for the inner knowing to come, however it may come to you. If you're not getting anything consciously, yes, this can take practice; and yes, this practice is built over time and you are never truly mastered in this practice. I have been asking many questions of my guidance for many years with many different results, and it's all about how clear, clean, and quiet I can get my mind in any given moment. Light and guidance cannot reach a busy mind --- which is directly back to the point of why this article is title "Money and Meditation", not just "Money". Get clean and clear inside, and then ask yourself:
1) "what is blocking my financial flow?"
2) "what can I do to shift this short-term?"
3) "what can I do to shift this long-term?"
4) "is there anything else I need to know or do about this situation?"
Start with these or make up your own. Either way, just do it. Meditation is about doing it, not thinking about doing it.
Send me an email about how it went for you!
Jordan Bain is a Senior Guide, Healer and Teacher with the Modern Mystery School. He works tirelessly to assist others in their self-knowledge, healing, and life purpose. "If everything were to suddenly stop in your life tomorrow, where would you be? Would you be living in your joy? Would you be able to create a brand new life for yourself from scratch? Do you know yourself and your purpose enough to guide yourself on the right path for you?" These are essentials Jordan helps people move into and answer for themselves. He lives in the Boston area with his wife and two french bulldogs.