I have received a request to do something in observance of the end of the Mayan calendar, the storied 21st of December, 2012. I am moved to offer Yoga Nidra, which we haven't done in about a year, followed by the option to go to the point if you want to.
The term “Yoga Nidra” translates as “sleep of the yogis.” It is a simple, yet powerful technique available to anyone. In Yoga Nidra, the goal is to put the physical body to sleep while retaining conscious awareness. In this state, fuller, more immediate conscious access is available to all of the mind's creative potential.
In the practice of Yoga Nidra, one works with a desire or resolve that is clearly and unambiguously stated. Once the body is asleep, the resolve is passed on to the subconscious mind, from where it can be passed immediately and directly to the Higher Self for creative resolution. Creation of new realities, such as improved health or financial success, can be significantly accelerated. Universal wisdom is also available from the same source that creates realities and can be accessed the same way.
It is best to already have a clear idea of one’s resolve before beginning the Yoga Nidra practice. There will be a brief discussion focused on how to phrase resolves powerfully followed by some light movement to activate the body preceding the Yoga Nidra meditation. Loose, comfortable street clothes are recommended.
Yoga Nidra induces a deep trance-like state as the physical body is put to sleep. If possible, come to the meditation well rested to minimize chances of falling completely asleep during the practice. Bring a pillow for your head or to bolster your knees, if desired.
The point is fabled to be the convergence of 4 rivers (one of them being underground) and supposedly hosted wise representatives from Amerind nations long before the coming of Europeans and their descendants. It is purported to be a place of power and magic.
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Late in the summer of 2008 and again in the winter of 2012, David Park suffered from strokes. Both strokes were severe. In both cases, he came back with tales of experiencing spirit beyond what we commonly call life. In the second, in particular, he emerged from the stroke, not only with information about why he’d had the strokes, but what it was that he had to learn than had led to the second stroke.
David credits consciousness training for his awareness of the death process, as well as his ability to come back to life, and the robustness of his recovery since. He draws from many disciplines from around the world, including shamanism, Huna, the Law of Attraction, and tantra. He leads weekly classes as well as seminars and workshops on various topics. David is currently writing a book and several articles. He contributes regularly to www.dchpark.com.