The Role of Meditation and Centering in finding inner peace
with Bonnie Greenwell
Streamed live on June 9th 2017
00:00 Introductions and how to comment, directed toward older people, her first book, Energies of Transformation, A Guide to the Kundalini Process (2002).
04:15 First question: What to do? Meditation and Centering as the focus and how it can help.
07:36 Mark brings up trans-generational discord, Heidi asks how we can make meditation attractive to all. Bonnie expands, promoting our passions and our talents. Let us let go of what others do with our contributions. Trust!
13:50 Heidi recounts the surprising fate of earlier “contributions”. Her history with public singing.
15:27 “No attachment to results.” Bonnie’s experience with not worrying about those in her audiences that don’t connect with her message. Baby Boomers on the march, looking for spiritual guidance.
18:14 The many types of meditation, comments on mindfulness, “letting it all be as it is” meditation, some more appropriate for different ages, some more sitting, some more active.
20:08 – 24:37 Bonnie leads a short meditation
24:37 Where to find her meditations:kundalineguide.com or awakeningguide.com
25:32 Responses to the meditation, the transmission and from Monika in the audience. Bonnie describes it as a boundary-less experience. Our dog, Lucky, promotes comments on natural experiences, being here now. Feedback from our cats also.
28:56 Notes on Qigong for flowing and healing as we get older. Also Tai Chi. Contrast with sitting meditations. Japanese “forest bathing”. Possibilities in Italy. Invitations to visit. Ethnic connections.
35:25 Experience with Pranayama (alternate nostril breathing). Bonnie knows! Object is to awaken Kundalini, some reservations. Mark likes her permission to do the less “active” forms.
37:46 Considerations with age, contrast with Yoga and Buddhist approaches. Some reservations re: awakening Kundalini. Adyashanti’s approach. It’s not necessary to awaken Kundalini to awaken energy Psychological concerns.
41:15 But she doesn’t want to warn against yogic practices in general. She recommends her book “The Kundalini Guide” for help. More comments from Monika, asking about Bellows Breathing.
45:07 “Cosmic Consciousness” experience and after the blissfulness a clearing can begin. (See her book”The Awakening Guide”.)
46:56 Practices to open the chakras, specifically for the throat chakra. Working with people on the web.
50:56 Heidi recalls trying to ignore or suppress body vibrations. Body chemistry is well know but body energetics are not. Let it out!
53:11 Mark’s asks about his LSD experiences in the 60’s. Bonnie expands.
56:20 How to get help from Bonnie. Skype, Zoom, costs. Addresses at thewisdomfactory.net/Bonnie-Greenwell. Thank you’s and Good-bye’s.