Spiritual Awareness By Natalie
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What kept Natalie so motivated? When she completed the initial homework early that Spring, she felt a jolt to her being. All through the months of waiting, Natalie had a heightened awareness of her patterns and how they had affected her life to that point. Once she arrived in Petaluma, she was really ready to do the deeply impactful work of healing the pain of her past.
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Natalie has been aware of spirit from an early age, having had many different and positive experiences throughout her childhood. For many years Natalie continued to develop her own awareness of spirit and she feels privileged to be able to help others come to terms with the loss of a loved one.
Having a spiritual practice seems to be beneficial in the context of psychedelic healing. When using psychedelics in therapy, often people experience a deep sense of oneness with the divine, with nature, and with other human beings. Spirituality grounds us and gives us a place to understand our experiences from. Natalie feels that psychedelics deepened her relationship with Judaism. This nourishing spiritual connection to religion and ancestors can be called upon during psychedelic trips.
Sometimes it takes a psychedelic experience for us to appreciate the core practices of our religion. Natalie describes how she used to frown upon doing nothing on Shabbat days. However, after experiencing psychedelics and realizing the power of present-moment awareness, her perspective was changed. She realized that all along Shabbat had that exact same purpose of presence as Be Here Now teaches. There is so much value in sitting with ourselves in stillness.
Psychedelic and mystical experiences are always available to us within our birth religions or spirituality, we may just not know where to look. Psychedelics help us find this source and come back into our roots. When we are on a psychedelic journey, it is like an ascension and religion is the ground. For some, mystical expereinces may not mean as much without being able to see the ground.
Goldberg has been teaching seminars in writing as a practice for the last thirty years. People from around the world attend her life-changing workshops, and she has a reputation as a great teacher. The Oprah Winfrey Show sent a film crew to spend the day with Natalie for a segment on spirituality that covered her writing, teaching, painting, and walking meditation. Her lively paintings can be viewed at the Ernesto Mayans gallery on Canyon Road in Santa Fe. She currently lives in northern New Mexico.
Spiritual counselling and guidance differs from an intuitive reading in that it involves a series of sessions that go to a deeper level of an issue. Sessions offer profound healing and higher awareness. They can be an addition or alternative to other healing therapies, help you uncover blocks and issues you may not be aware of, resolve on-going conflicts, and/or simply heighten your spiritual connection to the Divine and clarify your spiritual path.
Each session is a combination of spiritual counselling/mentoring and intuitive insight. Spiritual counselling works through the Soul rather than the Mind. Individuals are encouraged to express themselves and their world through wisdom, spiritual awareness and authenticity. The emphasis is on integration of the being on all levels, and on helping you get in touch with your own powerful inner counsel.
Natalie Baca CPM RM, serving the greater northern Denver area (Arvada, Westminster, Broomfield, Louisville, Erie, Henderson, Brighton, Lakewood, Thornton, Golden, Aurora). Offering homebirth midwifery services, Birthing From Within childbirth classes, and Birth Story Healing sessions. 720-343-9959 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Transpersonal Psychotherapy involves a combined method of incorporating traditional psychological theories with a spiritual component. It is an introspective and goal-oriented modality of treatment that focuses on developing your own intuition, self-awareness, and attending to your needs that are occurring in present situations.
I specialize in working with adolescents, adults, and older adults who are experiencing mood disorders. I serve individuals who are looking to overcome emotional obstacles and are interested in developing their own spiritual journey from a psychological perspective.
Under the materialist paradigm, there is no awareness after death. Period. This is because under the materialist paradigm, consciousness requires the brain to exist, since awareness is seen as merely a product of brain activity. Therefore, materialism firmly closes the door to any study of consciousness after death, pinching us off from a greater understanding of death beyond the physical process of dying. So in this limited view, all investigations and evidence for mediumship, visitations from deceased loved ones, near death experiences, and past life memories are void to begin with. As postmaterialist scientists, it is our job to open that door.
We know from scientific research that spirituality is incredibly important for coping with death and grief. Those who have spiritual experiences, including near death experience, often become less afraid of death. A systematic review has shown that the vast majority of studies, around 95%, investigating the link between spirituality and the grieving process show positive effects of religious/spiritual beliefs on bereavement. For example, with parents of children who have passed, the greater the use of spiritual activities the lower symptoms of grief and mental health problems, particularly for mothers.
In addition to spiritual experience and practice, multiple studies at top institutions, including Johns Hopkins, NYU, and Harvard Medical Schools have shown that many psychedelics, including psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, MDMA, ketamine, and LSD, have all shown reductions in anxiety associated with death in individuals close to death or with terminal disease. These effects seem to be long lasting as well, at least up to one year, which is as long as the participants were tracked. This research stretches back over 50 years ago, but recent resurgence in psychedelic research has reaffirmed this finding. Of course, I want to be clear that psychedelic therapy should always be approached with professional assistance.
During energy healing, loved ones often come through, both for the individual receiving the session, but also for the practitioner, and sometimes messages are relayed this way. Energy medicine, particularly Reiki and other spiritual healing techniques, connect the practitioner and the receiver with a greater intelligence. The theory behind this may be that practitioners are connecting through universal love to the one mind, the shared consciousness of all humans and perhaps other minds as well. In this nonlocal space, we have access to information we otherwise do not during normal waking consciousness. In fact, qualitative reports from my research on Reiki have revealed that the Reiki experience is a spiritual experience, often an experience of unconditional love, peace, and understanding envelops them. They no longer feel alone, and they feel the presence of their past loved ones. It can be a very powerful multilevel healing experience. This research study was conducted at Harvard with the Center for Reiki Research and will be published this year.
When I practice energy medicine, I deliberately connect my consciousness with the one universal mind through stillness and embodying universal love. This is a nondual state of being. The degree to which I can achieve this state is the degree to which I can connect with information about the person I am working with. When this occurs, often any energies that are strongly connected with the person are brought forth into my awareness, including sometimes loved ones that have passed. This is how psychic abilities work, we nonlocally go up the fractal pattern so to speak, to where we are all connected and all information is accessible. But the good news is that this is done through love and awareness, so it cannot be easily used malevolently because that is inherently a disconnected energy.
Post-Materialism for Positive Societal ChangeThe postmaterialist paradigm fosters positive values such as compassion, respect, and peace because it promotes an awareness of our interconnection. Additionally, it acknowledges spiritual experiences, which relate to a fundamental dimension of human existence and are frequently reported across all cultures. These experiences offer an enlarged perspective on the nature of the self and reality that cannot be accommodated within a materialist framework. There is mounting evidence that spiritual experiences are often associated with better mental health and greater compassion and life meaning. These are important today as poor mental health; loss of meaning and a lack of compassion certainly contribute to the violence and unrest around the world. Lastly, by emphasizing a deep connection between ourselves and nature at large, the postmaterialist paradigm also promotes environmental awareness and the preservation of our planet.It is a very fortunate time for science and society. We are at a tipping point, where the old materialist paradigm is not holding up for much longer. This is exciting because it opens up a whole new world of possibilities for understanding ourselves, the earth, and our connection to the greater whole of existence and each other. 781b155fdc