My course, "When Energy Healing Meets Meditation," is no longer hosted by DailyOM.
The entire course will be revised and soon will be available right here.
Meanwhile, stay tuned and read the course description below.
When Energy Healing Meets Meditation
An Online Course
by Jim Gilkeson
About this Course
It is no secret that we live in a time of unprecedented stress. Never before in human history have we, as a species, been subject to so much rapid change in the "psycho-sphere" of the world. The fact that we now can, at the click of a mouse, bring the news of the moment from across the whole planet into our awareness presents us with challenges other generations never dreamed of. As we are asked to process the daily barrage of events and information that presents itself to us each day, the need for inner growth and development has never been greater.
This course is about learning specific tools and energy practices for grounding, finding your center, expanding your consciousness and mining your inner resources. If you take the plunge and commit to the eight-week pilgrimage of this course, I will share ideas and practices with you that have accompanied me over the past thirty years. All of the exercises you will learn are practices that I myself use, both as a meditator and in my work as a healing practitioner. I have taught these and similar exercises to my workshop students and given them as "energy prescriptions" to clients in my practice. Whether this is your first foray into meditation practices or you are a seasoned inner astronaut, there is something here for you.
Energy Work and the Inner Journey
Learning energy skills like the ones in this course will not only enable you to take your meditation practice to new levels, you will also learn strategies for working with the inevitable obstacles that all meditators encounter. Like any skill-set worth learning, this takes practice, but as you get the hang of it, it will reward you with a deeper connection with yourself and your inner resources. Energy practices like these are next of kin to the classic disciplines of the inner life: prayer, meditation and contemplation. And like these classic disciplines, they are tools for inner work and they join actively with the human longing for peace, unity and self-realization, and with the concerns of the pilgrim, or spiritual traveler, within each of us.
In this course, you will learn to:
Connect consciously with your own energy system and allow it to draw you, naturally, into deeper states of meditation;
Dive deep in meditation in a way that is safe, balanced, grounded and healing;
Use the ancient spiritual technology provided by Nature;
Move from grounding yourself occasionally to becoming a grounded person;
Create for yourself a deepening practice that will feed your other creative, meditative and healing endeavors;
Get more out of your meditative practice and appreciate the authority of your own experience.
Why Do This At All?
There comes a time for many of us when we are driven to find some kind of doorway into our inner world and discover what's in there. Maybe it's despair or a tragic event in our life, the need to heal an injury or illness, to find meaning and inspiration. Maybe something cracks open in us in a spontaneous revelation of some kind and our perceptions about our lives change. Or just plain old curiosity. Something starts you looking.
There is no single, right reason for getting into some form of inner work, from taking time out for prayer and solitude to taking a course like this that combines energy healing and meditation. Motivations vary, of course, and it is good to ask yourself what propels you to learn new practices.
Can we actually do this in an online course?
Yes. Of course, I wish we could be sitting together in the same room. At the same time, just by doing these practices together in our own locations, we generate a field together--both energetically and relationally--that approximates a "room" for us to work in. In the process, you might just be surprised at how closely we can feel each other's presence.
An eight-week course is no small thing, after all. I will do my best to offer you a "whole protein" in this teaching and make it interesting. Working together, in combination with your interest and commitment, we will have something we all can grow from.