May, 2009 Newsletter
BREATHWORK AND SPIRITUAL PURIFICATION
by Leonard Orr
At our May meeting we are glad to have the founder of Rebirthing Breathwork and a teacher of over 30 years, Leonard Orr. Leonard has deep experience and research with the field of breathwork over the past three decades and will discuss what he has found and the implications of this research for one’s health and spiritual development. The focus will be on the importance of breathwork.
What is breathwork? The breathwork process releases the emotional, negative charge of our cell memory. The process causes integration of unresolved emotional, physical, mental and spiritual energies. The primary result is an experience of clarity at a very core level. The process empowers a person into choice and out of victimhood.
By learning to use breathing as a highly transformational tool (conscious connected circular breathing), you will learn how to free your physical and emotional body from energetic blockages resulting from traumatic or suppressed experiences. Regular practice will energize you, enhance your wellbeing, your prosperity and support the growth of spiritual awareness.
Breathwork or Rebirthing’s predominant characteristic is simplicity. Rebirthing starts with lying down, relaxing and breathing. Long and careful attention to the relaxed breath will reveal a many-layered pattern of inhibitions and exposes our unconscious patterns of defense against pleasure and aliveness. When these are noticed (no longer unconscious) we can neutralize and integrate these patterns of past-time tension by breathing through them with present time awareness of safety. It offers a gentle and effective way to reveal the latent pristine state of body and consciousness which we all experienced in the pre-natal time and which was pushed back by the shocks of birth and early relationships. Our relationships can be clear and complete only when we dissolve our resistance (conscious or subconscious) to having that ideal condition. Unconscious birth memories bar the way as a closed portal on the path back to bliss. Breathwork will help you find the key to unlock that door.
1040 Border Road, Los Altos, CA
SPEAKER: Leonard Orr is the founder of Rebirthing Breathwork, a system of breathing used for spiritual purification that has spread to six continents world-wide and has served over ten million people. Leonard has been training and teaching people who are interested in expanding their aliveness and bliss since the 70's. He is the author of a number of books including “Breaking the Death Habit : The Science of Everlasting Life” and “Rebirthing in the New Age.” Along with such folk heroes as Ram Dass, Fritz Perls, and Timothy Leary, Leonard Orr is one of the originators and elders of what we term today as “the New Age movement.”
Students with ID, a $5 donation is asked
From Hwy 101:
1. Take the San Antonio Road exit into Mtn. View.
2. Continue on San Antonio Road past Camino Real to Foothill Expressway (approximately
3. Turn left on Foothill Expressway.
4. Turn right at the first corner onto El Monte Road.
5. Turn left at the first stop light onto University Ave until it ends and you must turn right onto Anita Ave., then follow the University Avenue/Anita Ave. instructions below.
From Hwy 280:
1. Take the El Monte/Moody Road exit in Los Altos.
2. Turn on El Monte toward SF Bay.
3. Turn right at the stop light onto University Ave until it ends and you must turn right onto Anita Ave., and then follow the University Avenue/Anita instructions below.
From University Avenue/Anita Avenue:
1. Turn right on Anita Ave, take an immediate left onto Border Road for 1-1/2 blocks.
2. Pass the junction with Border Hill Dr., then turn right at the first large driveway and go up the road on the LEFT SIDE to the top church parking lot. (Sign will say Church Office).
3. Park in the large lot at the TOP of the slope.
4. FMBR meets in the bldg. on the left, opposite the main door to the church sanctuary.
THE BODY MEDITATION
by Leonard Orr
IT Is wonderful to have a physical body!
It is marvelous to be and feel a part of the physical universe.
The human body is the highest expression of God in the universe. It is amazing and beautiful! We can walk, run, and dance. We have systems like the respiratory, nervous, circulatory system, a healing system, a digestive, skeletal, etc.! We have a sexual system capable of intense pleasure! We have sight, hearing, touch, taste, smell, and speech! The human body is brilliantly designed. It functions very efficiently in its infinite complexity! It can heal itself. It already does every day, and is patterned for Life! It is designed for continual renewal and rejuvenation when it receives proper attention and support. God loves our body as well as our soul.
In this body we also find our mind and emotions. Between our thoughts is Infinite spirit: “the Energy” or “Life Itself — Eternal Life”. We are spirit, Mind, & Body. We are Energy, Thought, & Form. We are Being, Feelings, and Matter. We are earth, air, water, and fire intelligently interacting! We exist in a medium of Love.
The physical body is created and sustained by our chakras — spinning wheels of Energy. It is sometimes called a “rainbow body” by people who can fully see our aura. Our body is composed of cells and atoms. Every atom is a chakra - a wheel of Energy. All our organs & systems are governed by chakras.
The Shiva Purana says that salvation of Spirit, Mind, and Body is achieved through perfect Love and perfect knowledge. Jesus taught Repentance — the science of changing our mind, our emotional mind, and consequently our actions, and achieving Oneness with God — Energy. There is no salvation without conquering sin and without keeping the Commandments of Jesus and the Father. The good news is that they are easy and pleasurable to keep and yield a rich life! The continual rejuvenation of the body, and Eternal Life is achieved through spiritual practices.
Divine Energy is the source of our salvation. We receive it primarily through the Seven Vehicles of Grace: 1) Meditation, thinking, and study; 2) Water - drinking it & bathing twice a day; 3) Earth - nutrition, fasting, exercise, and career; 4) Air - Conscious Energy Breathing; 5) Fire purification; 6) Love - harmonious relationships; and 7) Rest - pure relaxation and peace. These, briefly, are the rules of personal mastery’ and peace; they rejuvenate, balance, and maintain our chakras. And they are pleasurable to do! We have a Loving Creator who has made salvation easy. All the immortal yogis I have met have mastered their mind/body with these practices for hundreds or thousands of years. I have never heard of anyone achieving actual Eternal Life of Spirit, Mind, and Body without these practices! They are the basic rules established by our Creator to make salvation natural and easy. They work now - they have always worked, and always will! They are built into human-divine nature.
When we actually use these practices we experience their divine effects, causing a total transformation in the most profound ways. We then have the Holy Breath of Life - the daily power of rebirth, rejuvenation, and regeneration, the true spiritual knowledge of baptism, and scientific spiritual truth. But these practices are empty and meaningless without daily use, and then we are some place far less than Heaven. Physical death is not the automatic door to Heaven. It may be a revolving door back to the womb. Death is the same as sleep! Floating in our feelings.
We can raise our body into the Conscious Life of the Eternal Spirit if we Love our body only a fraction as much as our Creator does, we can keep it forever! Physical immortality is our birthright. The human physical body was built to last forever. Negative thought, emotions, poor diet, and a degraded, ignorant, disrespectful lifestyle destroys it very efficiently as we have all witnessed by the death of others.
Death is no accident. Everyone creates his/her own death. But it is optional, which we can realize when we use these spiritual practices! It is actually easier and more pleasurable to create our own peace, success, aliveness, and Eternal Life. Neglect of the practices creates misery and a pull towards death.
We have to heal the Death Urge, which we learned from our family and cultural traditions, and honor our natural divinity which we inherited as Children of God. Human beings must recognize a force in the universe that supersedes and reigns over the material-physical world. Our spiritual nature has to become our focus — as the Source of our Life, our reality, & everything we create... “the God of all grace, who has called us to His eternal glory, will Himself restore us, confirm, strengthen, and establish us.” But not unless we cooperate and do the right spiritual practices. Even the Father does the practices when He takes a human body.
FMBR UPCOMING EVENTS
FMBR May Workshop:
“Rebirthing Breathwork” with Leonard Orr – Experientially explore the Rebirthing Breathwork system and learn to breath consciously. These practices can help you create space in your life for joy, love, health, prosperity and functional relationships!
May 23, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM at Christ Episcopal Church, 1040 Border Road, Los Altos, CA
Cost: $150 ($125 for FMBR members)
FUTURE FMBR MEETINGS
This is the last meeting for this season. Our next regular meeting will be on September 23, 2009.
Connections with Russia:
• Group to Russia in July to study telekinesis, healing, clairvoyance, etc. at the Institute of Biosensory Psychology.
• Video consultations with Dr. Natalia Shareyko, MD, PhD on healing, relationships, personal issues, success.
The board of FMBR is forming a committee of volunteers to help promote FMBR and its activities to a wider audience both locally and on the internet. We will be looking at everything from posting flyers to making use of social networking sites and welcome all input. If you are interested in joining us to get the word out about FMBR.
Smart Life Forum
June 18, Len Saputo, MD,
July 16, James Wilson, ND
Institute of Noetic Sciences 13th International Conference "Toward a Global Shift" June 17-21 in Tucson, AZ with outstanding presenters Dr. Larry Dossey mind-body researcher, Dr. Bruce Lipton on spontaneous evolution, Dr. Marilyn Schlitz, President IONS, etc. and much more. Information at www.noetic.org.
FMBR Home Page: http://www.fmbr.org
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INFORMATION ABOUT THE
FOUNDATION FOR MIND-BEING RESEARCH
The Foundation was established in 1980 to assist in the evolution of consciousness studies and to help bring this new field into wider recognition as a bona fide science. The interdisciplinary nature of the field is reflected in the activities of the organization and in the breadth of interests of its members who currently represent areas of engineering, science, medicine, the humanities, and the arts.
With its major focus on facilitating the development of an integrated model of consciousness, the Foundation provides encouragement and resources to a rather unique group of creative researchers and scientists with the objective of betterment of the individual, the society, and the environment.
Because of the special nature of scientific inquiry in this area, the Foundation is interested in building its regular membership with competent individuals who:
* are open to a multidisciplinary approach to knowledge
* recognize they are an integral part of any experiment
* know and are prepared to extend their own level of consciousness
The intention is to develop high standards of credibility in all research activities and publications.
Donations made to the Foundation are tax deductible.
The Foundation is incorporated under the laws of the State of California and operates as a non-profit scientific research organization under IRS code 509 (a)2 with tax exempt status under section 501 (c)3
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