Intention, Context and Belief Systems

01The Blueprint of Perfect Health

Order, Balance, Harmony, Flow

Painting by Bob Schrei

SourcePoint Therapy is founded on the intention to connect to the information of the Blueprint and to allow that information to work in the human body to bring greater Order, Balance, Harmony and Flow.  All the practices are simply ways to do this.

When we connect to the Blueprint of health for human being, we shift the context of our healing work (on ourselves, or for another) from illness to health. The Blueprint becomes the context.  Your context becomes Order, Balance, Harmony, and Flow, health, rather than ill-health. If you are a practitioner, as soon as your clients walk into the room, they are walking into a field of health.

The intention of the SourcePoint practitioner is entirely focused on health.

Often when discussing this, people ask for a definition of health. For the purposes of practicing SourcePoint, essentially, health is health. It isn’t necessary to analyze. The word itself carries the vibration of health. Don’t be distracted by debating the point, just focus on HEALTH. Assume the Blueprint knows what health is!

The context shifts as soon as the practitioner holds the Diamond Points, as soon as the blockage is addressed; all this shifts the context.

When there is this focus on health, people leave your environment with a lot of new information about health, in the body, the mind, and the spirit.

For most people their belief systems are their context, and their belief systems arise from their experience. Part of what you are working with in shifting  context is to help a person (or yourself)  to begin to believe in the possibility of health.  If a person has a chronic illness, negative belief systems can develop about the possibility of getting well. It is harder for healing to happen in that context.

“Context” is an actual energetic structure, created by the thought-forms that populate the energy field, including the body. Belief systems are actual energetic structures. It isn’t necessary to see them, but understand that the energy and information of a belief system can work for years, for lifetimes, after a trauma, to overwhelm the healthy energetic structure. In SourcePoint we work with energetic structures that arise from the Blueprint of health.

From the SourcePoint perspective it isn’t necessary to identify the belief systems that are affecting a person. Very often they are unconscious.  This is what is very confusing for people when they want to do affirmations for healing. The conscious mind is saying the affirmation and the unconscious is actively holding on to the unconscious belief system.

SourcePoint Therapy provides a way to address these belief systems without having to uncover them all and examine them in detail. You don’t have to argue with yourself, you don’t have to find affirmations to antidote old belief systems.  Connecting to the Blueprint, grounding in the information of the Blueprint, allows the Blueprint to shift the context to health rather than ill-health.

Shifts in context require patience and effort. They don’t just happen overnight. Intentions are powerful, but to actually shift your own context, let alone help to shift someone else’s, takes that patience and effort.

Practitioners’ belief systems also start to change as they see the result of focusing on health, connecting to the Blueprint. This shift in the practitioner facilitates the work. If you truly believe with all your heart that the person who walks into the room has the potential for health inherent in them and that there is a way of awakening that potential for health, then that is going to make a difference in your interaction with the person, in the way that the client feels, and eventually in their physical progress.

Remember, it is actually the Blueprint that is shifting the context, but your activity as a healer in connecting with the Blueprint, connecting the client, believing in that full potential for health, all this is something you can do, for the benefit of yourself and others.

(For more information on  working with specific belief systems, see the chapter on belief systems in The Vibrant Life: Simple Meditations to Use Your Energy Effectively by Donna Thomson)

©Donna Thomson and Bob Schrei 2014

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The Power of Awareness

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The ground of our practice of SourcePoint is Awareness – with a capital A to emphasize its all-pervading presence, the Awareness that we take so for granted.

Every moment, we are aware. We see, we feel, we taste and touch, smell, think, perceive, observe, remember, we hear, we make choices. Our Awareness is operating always, but our learned tendency is to focus on what we perceive, not on the process of perceiving. We pay attention to and get caught up in those objects and experiences of our Awareness, not the Awareness itself.

Awareness is the common thread that weaves through every activity, every emotion, every belief. Through good experiences and trauma alike, our Awareness perceives, experiences, learns, and becomes conditioned to certain responses.

Through meditation and in our daily life, as we become aware of our Awareness, our focus shifts from the outer circumstance to the Awareness itself. And that Awareness is a universal experience. Everyone who talks, laughs, cries, has opinions, makes judgments, makes mistakes, experiences, learns, denies, every single being we encounter, human or not, shares the same Awareness we experience every single day.

The awareness of that Awareness is a unifying experience. It is harder to stand outside and judge. It is easier to set aside one’s own perspective, conditioned by one’s own experience. And, as we say over and over again, “getting out of the way” is an important ingredient in effective SourcePoint practice.  So here getting out of the way isn’t an active exercise. It’s simply the shift of attention from one’s own conditioned experience and beliefs to that presence of universal Awareness within each of us.

Just try spending a day being aware of your Awareness. When seeing, be aware that you are seeing. We take it so for granted. Pay less attention to what you see and more to the incredible fact that you are seeing. When you hear, listen, with intense pleasure, to the sound, no matter what it is, and be aware of your Awareness. And so on. When thoughts arise, realize it is simply your mind doing what your mind does. Awareness is naturally spacious and all-encompassing and…. Its tendency is to fill itself up.

Let your day be a meditation. It’s so perfectly possible, without great strain or effort, because, all you are doing is noticing what is always there, what is always functioning, what is at the core of your being.

When you focus on Awareness, it expands. Or, rather, your awareness of Awareness expands. You become aware of the vastness, the spaciousness, the endlessness of it. You are aware of being held in a vast space of Awareness. In the Tibetan tradition they call it the Mother Awareness and the Child Awareness. From that space of Mother Awareness, your thoughts are like little children playing on the swings. You keep a close eye on them, to make sure they don’t get out of hand, but you let them play.

To become more aware of Awareness is to enhance your skill as a practitioner of energy medicine. The field we work with is vast and sentient, full of subtle nuances and variable frequencies. Again, the common thread, that which notes and observes all phenomena, is Awareness.

Through Awareness, we connect to the Blueprint. Entering into a state of greater Awareness with the intention of connecting to the Blueprint, it happens naturally, without strain.

©Donna Thomson and Bob Schrei 2014

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The Starfish Are Dying and No One Knows Why

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Yemanja is the Goddess of the Ocean in the traditions of Africa, Brazil and many other places.  Yesterday, February 2nd, she was celebrated as she is every year in Salvador, Brazil, where she also goes by the name Janaina. Thousands of people gather to make offerings to her on this day.

Yesterday I read this news in the headlines: The Starfish are Dying and No One Knows Why.

Traditionally, Janaina is crowned with a starfish and often wears a blue cloak covered with golden starfish.

All up and down the west coast, off California, large numbers of starfish are dissolving, literally turning to goo, according to reports. Scientists are mystified. They theorize a bacterial infection.  There is flurry of activity and concern as they try to discover the cause.

The starfish is the special love of Janaina, her messenger. If we have ears to hear or eyes to see, what does this dying tell us?

The resonance of these two events disturbs me deeply, because there is a third event that occurred simultaneously. Recently I was given a glimpse of a world of the future. No time frame, no prediction. A glimpse that is so sadly easy to believe, given the drought in California, the cold of our winters and the heat of our summers already, the ongoing pollution of our waters and air.

The earth was brown. The rivers were brown, the oceans were brown, the forests were dead.  Our beloved earth, as we usually see it imaged from space, is still a vibrant green and blue and white. In the view I saw, it was dark brown, and rust, and black. Even the clouds surrounding it were brown. I wept.

Then the next day I read of the starfish dying.

I take the dying of the starfish as a message from Yemanja/Janaina.  Another wake-up call among so many we are consistently ignoring.

Many years ago, in 1988 to be exact, the Awareness said the only, yes, the only, thing that we need to be concerned about in relation to the future existence of life on earth was climate change, then called global warming, and that this climate change was related to our human activities, in essence, to our human greed and ignorance and aggression.

So, we know this. Not everyone, but undoubtedly everyone reading this. I don’t know what to do, and I don’t have a lot of suggestions to make. We know such a deep sea change has to happen. And I don’t think it is any accident we have that phrase “sea change.” We need a tidal wave of change, and that change has to be in human consciousness.

In SourcePoint, we talk about far vision: The need to hold in our hearts, minds and spirit the vision of a world transformed, a world of co-operation, communication and sharing rather than a world fueled by aggression, domination, control and greed. Human lives lived in alignment with and awareness of the fundamental Order, Balance, Harmony, Flow.

This morning I am finding it especially challenging to hold that vision.

I realize as I write that I was given in that image of the brown, discolored earth  a direct and simple way to work with my fears, grief, anger, helplessness, and with the need to hold a far vision. I can just keep seeing that one future possibility, that brown earth among the stars, and see it transforming back into that image I have loved from the moment I first saw it, that lovely sphere with its oceans and forests and clouds.

I can see again that brown earth turning to green and blue and white, vibrant and alive, over and over and over.  I can breath life into that image.  We all can. We all need to. No matter what the outcome.

SourcePoint also provides one way among many for us to remember the sacredness of nature. As I become more aware of the underlying exquisite, breathtaking, seemingly impossible order and precision of nature, I understand deeply the meaning of the word sacred.  I hold my breath in wonder and awe.  I return to the faith that this cosmic order is stronger and deeper and wider than our human ignorance.

And I honor Yemanja, the spirit of the waters, the goddess of the ocean.  The day before all this happened a friend sent me an article by David Spangler, a spiritual teacher who was originally known for his work at Findhorne. He wrote of the water spirits, and how one morning recently he had received a message from a water spirit in a glass of water.  The communication from the water spirit was simple. “When you use water, please send loving, healing and uplifting energy (Light) to the kingdom of the water spirits for many of our kind are suffering and under siege from the continuing and increasing pollution by humanity. We need your support and blessing from which we can draw strength.”

I received this almost exact message from the water spirits many years ago. It was a time when I was praying for rain, which living in New Mexico under increasing conditions of drought, I used to do regularly. Not any more. The water spirits told me: We are exhausted. We are doing everything we can but we are exhausted. We have always helped you but now we need your help. I was told that to acknowledge them, to honor them, to sing to them, to meditate with them, to offer them my recognition and love, all these nourished and sustained them and gave them strength. I was told that for us human beings to keep praying, asking over and over for what they are not able to give, exhausts them further.  Ever since, I try to make this a daily practice, to offer them strength and ask how I can help.

I think the starfish are giving us a simple message: we need to pay immediate, deep, attention to the waters of life and spirit, and these two are inextricably intertwined.

In SourcePoint , we don’t work directly with the spirits of nature. We work with the realm of the Blueprint, of that cosmic order from which spirits and life and the material world arise. But as we connect with that realm on a regular basis, that information of the Blueprint awakens our knowing, our memory, of the presence of Spirit and spirits. Nature is light, nature is order, nature is spirit and energy. Nature is beauty. Nature is life. We are all of that, spirit, energy, light, order, and beauty.

So this morning I am writing this to heal, for the moment, the deep despair that I felt when I saw so vividly those dead forests, the brown oceans, the disappearance of the color and the light and beauty that is given us as a precious gift and which we have so abused.  I am writing to remember that far vision, to return to it, to hold it in my heart, always. I am writing to honor the presence of sprit and light in our world.

For human beings to recognize the sacredness of this world, deeply, would save it. May we all who know this, remember this, every day. May we all find our ways to work directly with the trees, the plants, and the waters of this earth.

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© Donna Thomson and Bob Schrei 2014

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Reflections from Awareness: Peace on Earth

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Excerpt from an Awareness Session* with Bob and Donna, New Years Day, 2014

For the new year, let us speak about peace.

Peace is not the absence of conflict. Peace is found in the response to conflict. In the material world, conflict arises. It is in the nature of  the material world that there will be tension between oppposites. There will be differing perspectives and points of view.

Peace means being able to harmonize, to adjust one’s frequency to the frequency of another, so that rather than two discordant notes, there is a harmony.

Peace involves self-sacrifice. Peace requires the sacrifice of aggression, domination  and control, anger and greed and ignorance: the sacrifice of those forces within one to the greater good, the greater harmony, to the force of love and awareness.

Peace is the ultimate nature of Oneness. Meditation, prayer, and contemplation bring the experience of the universal peace, the underlying order, the essential harmony.  People know that peace exists and desire to bring  it to their lives in the world.

However, in a world of duality peace is not something that is going to just happen.  Peace on earth or in one’s heart demands concentrated effort, an awareness of the greater good, an understanding of the interconnectedness of everything and the willingness to give up one’s own personal perspective when necessary to the greater good.

May there be peace on earth and in your heart.

May all beings be happy, peaceful and free of suffering.

*Awareness sessions are channeled readings that provided much of the original information of the SourcePoint principles and practices. Occasionally I will be sharing direct transcripts of Awareness sessions on this blog. In an Awareness Session I am in touch with and speaking for a greater Awareness, a consciousness not separate from my own, but able to see more deeply, clearly and without judgment or opinion, than I am able to in my ordinary consciousness. The field that is accessed is the field from which SourcePoint arose.  Before every session I ask to be a clear channel for healing light, energy and information. Every session has always begun and finished with the simple prayer: May All Beings Be Happy, Peaceful and Free of Suffering. For more information on Awareness Sessions, please see my original website www.youareyourpath.com,  an archive of my work from 2000-2007.

© Donna Thomson and Bob Schrei 2014

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Winter Solstice and New Year: 2013-2014

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Winter Solstice and New Year Meditation

(Six minutes)

May All Beings Be Happy, Peaceful and Free of Suffering

© Donna Thomson and Bob Schrei 2013

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INTUIÇÃO

ladakh heart 2013photo by Josh Schrei

Translated by Marilu Reis

Quando você sonha, você enxerga de dentro de si mesmo, sua visão normal?

Ou você vê de cima e além, do lado de fora, movendo-se no sonho?

O que você prefere?

Estar dentro ou fora?

As pessoas falam sobre estar dentro do corpo.

Onde está este corpo?

Ou, onde ele não está?

As pessoas desejam seguir o coração.

Que coração é este exatamente?

Eu quero seguir o grande coração

na raiz, o núcleo, o centro,

que pulsa no corpo e nas estrelas,

dia e noite,

inundação e tempestade e quietude,

semente e flor,

que nunca, nem por um momento, para de bater.

Acordado na noite profunda, escura e brilhante de lua cheia de setembro,

entre a expiração e a inspiração

em um espaço tão familiar, mas tão desconhecido,

o coração sussurra

Sonhe você

fora de você.

Na prática da SourcePoint Therapy® estamos sempre falando da importância de ficar fora do caminho. Isto se aplica especialmente ao tema da intuição e seu lugar na SourcePoint. A maioria das pessoas que são atraídas para a SourcePoint, e certamente para a prática da medicina energética em geral, são aquelas que querem seguir o coração, desenvolver e confiar na sua intuição. O que isso significa, seguir seu coração, confiar na sua intuição e exatamente o que significa intuição na prática da SourcePoint, na qual nossa principal preocupação deve estar ligada e ser orientada pelo Blueprint universal da saúde?

O que as pessoas comumente consideram a “minha intuição” pode ser descrito como um aspecto da consciência, sensível, empático e receptivo, que é capaz de acessar a informação da ordem maior e da consciência maior, alinhando-se e sendo guiado por esta ordem e consciência. Entretanto, a maior parte do tempo, na maioria dos indivíduos, em variados graus, este fluxo de consciência, sensível, receptivo, perceptivo e empático, está consideravelmente alterado por opiniões, julgamentos, idéias, experiências do passado e hábitos.

A intuição pessoal é muito influenciada pela experiência pessoal. Isto pode ter grande valor, mas se você quer contar com sua intuição como base para o trabalho de cura, a prática diária de alguma forma de autolimpeza é essencial. Para poder confiar na sua intuição é importante realizá-la antes do trabalho. Limpar o canal de intuição é um passo necessário para que você realmente possa perceber e receber com clareza.

A pessoa sempre percebe que as sensações no seu corpo transmitem informações, e sim, este é outro canal de intuição. Entretanto, o corpo também é uma consciência, que carrega experiências passadas condicionadas, hábitos e memória. O canal também é frequentemente alterado por emoções e padrões.
A função da intuição na SourcePoint Therapy® poderia ser, por exemplo, ajudar o profissional na prática de trazer a informação do Blueprint para o corpo. Ela pode ajudá-lo a permanecer aberto à orientação do Blueprint para o trabalho que está sendo realizado, reconhecendo sempre, que isto é tudo que você está fazendo, facilitando o fluxo daquela informação. A intenção de permitir que sua percepção intuitiva pessoal seja guiada pelo Blueprint proporciona alguma proteção contra a projeção. O Blueprint oferece um ponto de referência externa que ajuda a purificar a intuição.

As pessoas que realizam o trabalho corporal intuitivo geralmente se referem a “estar sendo atraídas” a trabalhar em uma determinada área do corpo. Esta mesma frase é usada algumas vezes em relação a decisões da vida, “ser atraído” para um determinado lugar, pessoa ou situação. Nós recomendamos que as pessoas tenham cuidado com o “ser atraído”. Pense nesta frase. O que atrai você? É a sua história sendo atraída por algo familiar? A maior parte do tempo, nós somos atraídos para aquilo que é familiar, para o que repercute em nossa experiência restrita. Existe uma linha tênue entre ser atraído e projetar nossa própria experiência sobre o outro.

Muitas vezes, as pessoas consideram a SourcePoint “contra-intuitiva”. Ao escanear para localizar os bloqueios que obstruem o fluxo de informação do Blueprint, a pessoa pode ser atraída para uma determinada área, onde espera encontrar o bloqueio. Se ela não está ligada a sua intuição, sempre ficará surpresa ao encontrá-lo em um local completamente diferente.

A transformação, no trabalho de cura ou na vida pessoal, pede para nós irmos além de nossas expectativas, julgamentos e mesmo de nossa preciosa intuição pessoal. Na SourcePoint, nós entregamos nossa intuição a este terceiro ponto, o Blueprint. Nós transferimos nosso conhecimento, experiência, idéias, opiniões e julgamentos, e nossa intuição para a ordem fundamental do universo, a sabedoria inata do corpo como uma expressão desta ordem universal.

A Ordem, Equilíbrio, Harmonia e Fluxo fundamentais, inerentes na energia universal, são a Fonte de nossa existência. São a origem, o alimento e a sustentação da vida. É por isso que dizemos que a natureza do Blueprint é o amor. Assim, na prática da SourcePoint, nós deixamos que nossos corações fiquem a serviço do bem maior.

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Focus on the Blueprint: A Reminder

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This month’s post is contributed by Bob Schrei, and is an important reminder where our focus lies in the practice of SourcePoint Therapy®. It is specifically intended for practitioners who have been trained in our workshops.

In the three basic modules of SourcePoint Therapy® the emphasis is on placing your focus on bringing the information of the Blueprint to the blockage rather than on the systems of the body. The reason for this is that practitioners can be too involved in the systems of the body to be able to practice SourcePoint effectively. They are constantly being drawn into the story that is unfolding in the soma rather than keeping their focus on the information of the Blueprint. They are being drawn into the details of various parts and systems of the body, including the energetic, rather than keeping their focus on the health of the system.

Remember that SourcePoint can be practiced effectively by people who do not have extensive training in manual therapies, and in fact, it is often easier for them precisely because they do not have the background of continually tracking what is happening in the system, either at the structural/functional level, cranial/sacral level, fluid level, nervous system level, meridian and chakra levels or any other system of the body.

Many practitioners rely on getting information from the body to guide them in their work.  In SourcePoint that is not the focus. Of course you keep track of what is happening and check in with clients as to how they are feeling and experiencing the work. But it is the information of the Blueprint that guides our work, and we are simply bringing the information of the Blueprint to the body. That information, the full potential that we have as human beings for health at every level of our being, is the focus of our attention.

In SourcePoint we speak of the the therapeutic relationship as a triad rather than a dyad. The information, light, and energy of the Blueprint is the third partner in that triad.

Our work as a practioner is to stay connected to that field of information and to keep the client connected to that information. Once rapport is established between you and your client at the beginning of the session, the focus is taken off of the inter-personal relationship and the focus is on connecting the client to their own resources and potential and staying in that field ourselves. We are not “channeling” the information, energy, or light of the Blueprint through our own bodies and fields, but creating the context for that interface to take place.

When I become aware of my attention being drawn into the phenomena of the body, I step back for a moment, connect with my breath, and re-focus my awareness to the information of the Blueprint through the eight-pointed star as a placeholder for the information of the Blueprint, or any of the other methods that we learn in SourcePoint to connect to that field of information.

For those of you who do have extensive backgrounds in a variety of therapeutic modalities it eventually becomes possible to be aware of both your connection to the Blueprint and what is occurring in the soma. But with experience you are able to be aware without letting your fascination be what leads you or forms your therapeutic intervention or strategy. The only strategy from a SourcePoint perspective is : How can I more effectively bring the information of the Blueprint to the body?

© Donna Thomson and Bob Schrei 2013

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Intuition

ladakh heart 2013photo by Josh Schrei

When you dream, do  you see from the inside of yourself,

your usual vision?

Or do you see yourself from above and beyond,

from the outside,

moving in the dream?

Which do you prefer?

To be inside or outside?

People speak about being in their bodies.

Where is that body?

Or, where isn’t it?

People long to follow their hearts.

Which heart, exactly, is that?

I want to follow the great heart

at the root, the core, the center,

that pulses in body and star,

night and day,

flood and storm and stillness,

seed and flower,

that never for one moment ever stops beating.

Awake in the deep dark bright night of the full September moon,

between exhalation and inhalation

in a space so completely familiar, so utterly unknown,

that heart whispers

Dream yourself

out of yourself.

In the practice of SourcePoint Therapy® we are always talking about the importance of getting out of the way. This is especially true in relation to the theme of intuition and its place in SourcePoint. Most people who are drawn to Sourcepoint, and indeed the practice of energy medicine in general, are those who want to follow their hearts, to develop and trust their intuition. What does it mean, to follow your heart, to trust your intuition, and exactly what does intuition mean when practicing SourcePoint, where our primary concern is to be connected to and guided by the universal Blueprint of health?

What people commonly think of as “their intuition” can be described as a sensitive, empathic, receptive aspect of consciousness that is capable of accessing the information of the greater order and the greater consciousness, aligning itself with it, and being guided by it.  However, most of the time, in most individuals, to varying degrees, that sensitive, receptive, perceptive, empathic stream of consciousness is muddied considerably by opinions, judgments, ideas, past experience, and habit.

Personal intuition is greatly influenced by personal experience. It can be valuable, but if you want to rely on your intuition as a basis for healing work, the daily practice of clearing yourself in some way is essential, whether it’s meditation, prayer, however you do it – its necessary to make a constant practice of  clearing yourself. This is especially important to do consciously before working, in order be able to trust your intuition. It’s a demanding path, to clear the channel of your intuition so that you are truly perceiving and receiving clearly.

People often feel the sensations in their body give them information, and yes,  that’s another channel of intuition. However, the body is also a consciousness that carries past conditioned experience, habit and memory.  That channel also is often muddied by emotions and habit patterns. Trusting your intuition requires a lot of self-examination, a lot of self-honesty.

The function of intuition in SourcePoint Therapy would be, for example, to help a practitioner in the practice of bringing the information of the Blueprint to the body. It can help you be open to the guidance of the Blueprint in the work you do, recognizing, always, that that is all you are doing, facilitating the flow of that information. Having the intention to allow your personal intuitive perception to be guided by the Blueprint provides some protection from projection.  The Blueprint provides an external reference point that helps to clarify intuition.

People who do intuitive bodywork often speak of “being drawn” to work in a certain area of the body. People also use this phrase sometimes in relation to life decisions, “being drawn” to a certain place, person, situation. We encourage people to be careful about “being drawn.” Think about that phrase. What draws you? Is it your story being drawn by something familiar to it? Most of the time we are drawn to what is familiar, to what resonates with our conditioned experience. There’s a fine line between being drawn and projecting our own experience on another.

People often find SourcePoint “counter-intuitive.” In scanning for the blockages that obstruct the flow of information of the Blueprint, people may be drawn to a particular area; they expect to find the blockage there. If they are not attached to their intuition, they are frequently surprised to find it in a completely different location.

Transformation, whether in healing work or personal life, requires that we move beyond our expectation, judgment and even our treasured personal intuition. In SourcePoint, we surrender our intuition to that third point, the Blueprint. We turn over our knowledge, experience, ideas, opinions and judgments, and intuition to the fundamental order of the universe, the innate wisdom of the body as an expression of that universal order.

The fundamental Order, Balance, Harmony and Flow inherent in the universal energy is the Source of our being. It gives rise to life, nourishes and sustains life. That’s why we say the nature of the Blueprint is love. Therefore in the practice of SourcePoint, we allow our own hearts to be in service to the greater good.

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© Donna Thomson and Bob Schrei 2013

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The Healing Power of Space

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In the Tibetan tradition of Buddhism, there are considered to be five elements: air, earth, fire, water … and space. Space contains all other elements. Space contains all thoughts, feelings, events, experiences and incarnations. The inherent nature of our mind is vast, infinite space. Meditation helps us experience this spacious awareness that encompasses everything. As practitioners of the healing arts, that spacious awareness is one of the greatest gifts we can bring to others. It is also called simply being present. This phrase has become almost a cliche in spiritual circles today, and one might ask, what does it really mean? From the SourcePoint perspective it means patience. Day after day, hour after hour, it means listening to your clients. Giving them the space to be themselves. And it doesn’t just mean being present to the condition of the other person, to the work that is happening in the moment; it means maintaining an awareness of the underlying Order, Balance, Harmony and Flow that we call the Blueprint. It means getting out of the way, leaving space for that greater consciousness and order to work, for the body to respond to what we do from its innate capacity for wellness.

Allowing space, in our own minds, in our relationships with others, and in our healing work, is a great challenge. And, there is great healing power in that practice. It doesn’t mean we do nothing. We live, we act, we decide, we study and learn, we treat and prescribe, and yet, we also know when to leave space, when to let things unfold, when not to interfere. It’s a very subtle skill to develop.

Space and time are closely related. The more spacious the mind, the more time there seems to be. A few moments of meditative space and time can create more time, rather than taking time. This summer has been very full here at SourcePoint. We’ve had an advanced intensive, a module 3 and a mentorship program almost one right after the other. There’s been a lovely rhythm of work and more work, and it hasn’t felt crowded or “busy” … but I missed my August 1 post on this blog. Now, some space in the outside world is opening up to pay more attention here. We’ve been recording meditations from the workshops and the plan (always subject to change..) is to share some of those here in the coming months. I have many other things to share.

For now, here’s a meditation already posted that is worth revisiting. Take 7 minutes of your time to listen, and the space you feel will make up for the time you spend. Bring spaciousness to your work, and you will feel less tired. Bring spaciousness to your mind and you will feel more relaxed. It’s called

“The Space Between”

© Donna Thomson and Bob Schrei 2013

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Interdependence

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“We are here to awaken from our illusion of separateness.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

Yesterday in the United States was a national holiday, Independence Day. It’s actually a good time to reflect on the principle of interdependence. We each have our own unique individuality, and at the same time we are part of a web of being that stretches from our hearts to the farthest reaches of the universe.

We find this truth in spiritual traditions, in every indigenous culture, in the explorations of modern physics, and in the heart.  To remember this truth brings much healing and peace, and a different perspective on our daily life.

The following brief readings give you words to reflect on, to absorb into yourself, to help awaken the memory of connection, belonging, and wholeness.

All the principles and practices of SourcePoint are founded on this truth.

For your conceptual mind, from Lynne McTaggart, The Bond: Connecting through the Space Between Us:

“The latest evidence from quantum physics offers the extraordinary possibility that all of life exists in a dynamic relationship of co-operation. Quantum physicists now recognize that the universe is not a collection of separate things jostling around in empty space. All matter exists in a vast quantum web of connection, and a living thing at its most elemental is an energy system involved in a constant transfer of information with its environment… Frontier biologists, psychologists and sociologists have all found evidence that individuals are far less individual than we thought they were. Between the smallest particles of our being, between ourselves and all of the people with whom we are in contact, between every member of every societal cluster, there is a Bond – a connection so integral and profound that there is no longer a clear demarcation between the end of one thing, and the beginning of another. The world essentially operates, not through the activity of individual things, but in the connection between them — in a sense, in the space between things.

For your heart, from Ervin Laszlo, in the introduction to Science and the Akashic Field:

“Come.

sail with me on a quiet pond.

The shores are shrouded,

the surface smooth.

We are vessels on the pond

and we are one with the pond.

A fine wake spreads out behind us,

traveling through misty waters.

Its subtle waves register our passage.

Your wake and mine coalesce,

they form a pattern that mirrors

your movement as well as mine.

As other vessels, who are also us,

sail the pond that is us as well,

their waves intersect with both of ours.

The pond’s surface comes alive

with wave upon wave, ripple upon ripple.

They are the memory of our movement;

the traces of our being.

The waters whisper from you to me and from me to you,

and from both of us to all others who sail the pond.

Our separateness is an illusion;

we are interconnected parts of the whole -

we are a pond with movement and memory.

Our reality is larger than you and me,

and all the vessels that sail the waters,

and all the waters on which they sail.

In teaching SourcePoint Therapy® we say to people, over and over: the true practice of energy medicine requires a radical re-definition of self.

It’s virtually impossible to go deep into working with energy and maintain your illusion of a separate self.

Which brings us naturally to the question of boundaries :) A subject for the next post.

©Donna Thomson and Bob Schrei 2013

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