There are two ways of defining meditation. The first definition is, "Becoming aware of more of reality than that of which one is normally aware." For example, there is a meditation that creates the Delta brain waves of deep sleep, even more strongly than they occur naturally, and yet with awareness of the surroundings. In this state you are aware of a condition that happens nightly, unconsciously. There is another meditation that gives awareness of your body's magnetic field, a scientific reality for which we have no direct physical sensation. By meditation you can have control over your metabolic rate, which is otherwise not even conscious. And in a meditative state you can "see" connections between the events in your life that reveal a surprising interrelation.
What is an "archetype," and why are there 12?
What is the difference between your soul archetype and your emerging archetype?
How can you discover your most prominent archetype(s)?
Click the play button below to listen to a brief audio recording from iamHeart Co-founder Susanna Bair and learn the answers!
"The 12 Archetypes of the Heart: A Meditation Retreat"
Led by Susanna and Puran Bair
March 3rd - 8th, 2017
Santa Barbara, CA
The attitude of celebrating your life is healthy, both physically and emotionally. Not only that, but upbeat people attract other upbeat people, so by changing your attitude, you can set in motion positive reinforcement for a new and improved outlook. How great is your life already? Ask your heart. Your mind will tell you what you lack, which in turn will make you miserable. Your heart, however, will say, “Everything is perfect, just as it is. Let’s celebrate!” To access this heart-driven attitude, become aware of how much there is to appreciate, right now. These five steps will help:
As the ancient teachers see it, the heart is the fruit or the flower of the plant of which the soul is the seed. The heart is the whole object of creation. The beauty of the flower or the fruit is the proof of the beauty that was only a potential in the seed. The production of the fruit is the purpose to which the whole life of the plant culminates. If a plant lives but produces no fruit or flower, it has failed. But if it makes a fruit, the plant will continue to live through the seed of that fruit. Beneath the rose is the rose hip, its seed.
Beyond the soul is the soul of the soul, the spirit, which is one. So we reach unity, point Alpha, by going through our own souls. Beyond the heart is the heart of the heart, the Universal Heart that is in all hearts and of which all hearts are a part. We reach unity again, point Omega, by going through our own hearts. Our hearts accumulate our life experience and convey it to the Universal Heart, which absorbs it all. The purpose of our lives is to contribute our life experience to the One who ultimately experiences it.