The Healing Elixir of the Imaginal Realm

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Dreams give us the puzzle pieces of our lives. It is our job to figure out how to put them together to make meaning in our lives.

Well that is how I ended up on the couch in the home of a very gifted Quantum Healing Hypnotherapist (QHHT) trained by Dolores Cannon named Tina Saelee. This 3-hour experience was like dreaming on steroids. However, no drugs were involved. This experience was life altering for me. It brought the imaginal realm (see post about accessing the imaginal realm), that I had only read about in Jung’s work, particularly his a világ legnagyobb farka Red Book, to life for me.

It was a dream about a two critical figures manifesting in our collective psyche that lead me back to Dolores Cannon’s work. In the Quantum Healing Hypnotherapy session with Tina I met these two characters — the Trickster and the Star Woman — again. (I will write more about these characters in another blog post.)

I wrote about about the Tower and the Star cards in the Thoth Tarot deck when I knew deep in my bones that this message must get out. I also knew that more people must experience for themselves the healing elixir of the imaginal realm.

The Age of Aquarius which is represented by the Star card in the Tarot deck is here, now. The Tower structures of society are failing and we have a choice, will we choose to stay tuned into the dying tower world, or will we choose to tune into the Aquarian world? It is a choice, you must make now! And this choice requires attunement to the imaginal realm.

Jungian analysis and Jungian life coaching (which is what I do) relies heavily on the imaginal realm, also know as the dream world, to heal the ego of its neurotic defenses and to connect one to their soul. The world around us is bereft of intimate and soulful connections, especially to our higher self.

Jung said the face you turn to the unconscious (imaginal realm) is the face it turns to you. In other words, when you experience how really real it is then it becomes your best friend and guide. Now more than ever, to get through the chaos of the world around us, we must turn inward to our spiritual guides.

Every client and friend who has experienced the Quantum Healing Hypnotherapy this month has been blown away by the imaginal realm. Tina Saelee is offering a discounted rate to all my clients.

At the end of June I am offering a workshop (donations only) to help everyone process their Quantum Healing Hypnotherapy session. I will help people understand the archetypes activated in their psyches, understand their karmic blocks, and demonstrate how to keep the channel open to their higher self.

Turn off the TV, tune out the news, and tune into your higher self. This adventure is way better than anything Hollywood or mass media will feed you.

Rudolf Steiner’s Meditation Practice

Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) philosopher, esotericist, one-time Theosophist, and founder of the Waldorf School and Anthroposophy suggests a more western style of meditation. For him, meditation is a communion with your higher self, to become a witness of one’s life. “Consciousness by its nature witnesses and bears witness.” Thus, the purpose of his meditation is to access the wisdom of the higher self. He writes:

We enter as deeply within ourselves as we can. Sense impressions, memories, associations, thoughts, hopes and dreams, all fade away. In the inner silence, peace descends upon the soul. It become receptive, opening to and receiving what spirit gives.

The Steiner Meditation*

Steiner recommended that we start our meditation by selecting a verse from a sacred text or use a sacred image, anything that interests you that you would like to explore deeper.

As in the eastern meditation practice, choose the right time and place to quiet the ego mind. Find a comfortable chair, place a pen and notebook beside you.

Besides that there are no rules. Be experimental by seeing what works best for you.

Once seated, take a few deep breaths to relax. Slowly and methodically relax your whole body. Then think to yourself, now I am going to begin my meditation.

Fill yourself with a mood of reverence and devotion by orienting to your higher self. Then carefully place the text or image in the center of your consciousness; ponder, associate and amplify, exhausting all possibilities.

Then collapse it to a single word or image and concentrate. Keep your attention as focused as possible. If you wander off, simply return to your theme and refocus.

When it feels right release the theme so that your mind is empty. Try to keep it is empty for as long as possible. See what happens, what comes down.

If images occur, follow them and let them unfold.

At some point the meditation will naturally end.

This meditative style has a long history in western culture from the alchemists to the lectio divina of the mystics; it even shares a little of the wisdom of Jung’s active imagination technique. I used this method of meditation to write my dissertation.

* Taken from START NOW! a book of soul and spiritual exercises

Right Brain connected to Soul, Left Brain connected to Ego

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I’d like to take this idea of the separation between the left and right brain (ego and soul) one step further by bringing in the mystical ideas of creation. On the first day of creation God created earth out of the light and dark properties in the spiritual world. On the second day of creation God created the firmament separating heaven from earth. This firmament is the gulf between time and eternity.

A similar separation is seen in the brains of all vertebrate animals. The left brain (ego) is concerned with time and the right brain (soul) is concerned with eternity. When Jesus said, The kingdom of heaven is within, he meant it literally.

The right brain gives us access to heaven through meditation and active imagination. As ego is the center of our personality in the world, soul is the center of our identity in heaven. An aphorism of the new age movement — we are all connected and one — tends to make more sense when we understand that our soul is a spark from the lights of heaven, or what Jungians would call Anima Mundi, the World Soul.

The dichotomy between time and eternity, between man and God, between earth and heaven, manyness and oneness is embedded in our bilobed brains. With this said so many spiritual concepts begin to settle into a new light. The light of both and. We are both animal and spirit. We are both on earth and in heaven. We are both dual and nondual.

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