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  • By Russell Scott

    Throughout the ages to the present time there have been many reports of a new form of consciousness arising in individuals. This form of consciousness has been called by many names. A few of these labels are "awakening", "enlightenment", "illumination", "transcendence", "self-realization", "kensho" in Zen, "anubhava" in Hinduism" and "unitive consciousness" in modern psychology.

  • Upcoming Talks, Retreats, Events and Trainings

    Coming Home Retreat - May 16-20, 2019, Ecology Retreat Centre near Orangeville, Ontario

    Deep Calling - Finding Your Life Purpose  April 6-7, 2019

    Inner Sovereignty - TBA in 2019

    Coming Home Retreat - November 6-10, 2019, Ecology Retreat Centre near Orangeville, Ontario

    ClearMind-PureHeart New Year's Meditation Retreat - January 3-5, 2020 at the Ecology Retreat Centre

  • Ever notice what happens when you ask a child to do something they don’t want to do? Their energy just suddenly seems to vanish and they drop to the floor and whine:

    “I don’t want to do the dishes. I’m too tired”.

    But when you say:
    “Okay how about after you do the dishes, we go on the internet and download that Harry Potter movie you wanted to see again?”

    Notice how suddenly the energy is back.

    Where did it vanish? How did it come back?

    The secret…
    Its always been there.


    It comes and goes depending on our interest.

    It’s the same with us.

    When we are doing something in life we don’t want to do, the energy fades.
    We have to push ourselves to do it.


    If we push over and over again, we have to find external ways to get that energy back…

    5 cups of coffee, double cream, double sugar.
    Lots of vitamins
    Protein powder
    The whatever-hour energy drink
     

    Then we have to take something to relieve some of the despair.
    Maybe alcohol
    Extra sleep
    Lots of TV
    Junk food
    Too many healthy dark chocolate bars (I speak from experience here)

    The body can start to breakdown forcing it to do what is deflating the soul.

    We get stuck in believing life is just a "dirty ritz a-frats" meaningless game.

    But out of this pain comes a turning point. 

    We start to search.


    We  decide to find to out what our lives are really all about, what really turns us on, what we should be really doing i.e. the BIG QUESTION:

    Why am I here?

    We find when we get clear on our life purpose, something really funky happens... our energy comes back. It’s what's called inherent motivation i.e. the impulse to create our life arises from the inside.

    Not the outside.

    Its magic.

    Where there wasn't energy...now there is.

    Hope returns.

    Having a purpose is just naturally satisfying because we are magnetically drawn to want to accomplish it. It excites and energies us.

    We become more engaged. Life has meaning as we see that we consistently accomplish the steps toward our purpose. The best parts of ourselves emerge to face and overcome the barriers that have defeated us in the past. 

    We become more of who we truly are.

    “He who has a why to live for can bear any how.” Frederick Nietzsche

    I don’t know about you but to me one of the biggest regrets is to live not knowing why we are really alive. Imagine a person realizing this on their deathbed?

    When we know our purpose, life can become a project worthy of our passion not a huge problem to avoid, 

    Hey and we can save a lot on those energy drinks!

    If this in some way relates to you check out the Deep Calling retreat:

    DEEP CALLING

  • Most people on the spiritual path want to achieve inner peace.

    For years and years we have searched for it on the outside only to find that external happiness never lasts. The great tasting meal is temporary, the beautiful fashion changes, the gorgeous hairdo grows out, the great job goes sour and the wonderful relationship breaks-up.

    Inevitably, through our lifelong failure to find this happiness, we arrive at the conclusion that inner peace is really in ourselves. So we begin to look there. We take courses, read books, learn to meditate and attend yoga classes and eventually discover that this inner peace is found in the most obvious place. It is so obvious we overlook it: it's in our awareness itself...

  • "To be religious is to be sensitive to reality. Your total being - body, mind and heart - is sensitive to beauty and to ugliness, to the donkey tied to the post, to the poverty and filth in this town, to laughter and tears, to everyting about you.

    KrishnamurtiFrom this sensitivity for the whole of existence, springs goodness, love; and without this sensitivity there is no beauty, though you may have talent, be very well dressed, ride an expensive car and be scrupulously clean...there is an immediate response to that which is lovely and also that which is ugly, the response of pleasure or pain, and we put that feeling into words saying: "this is beautiful" or "that is ugly".

Testimonials

“Russell’s commitment to help people surmount their limitations, contact their real concerns and aspirations and make them a reality is very strong. And because he can pursue this not with an overly zealous heavy hand but with great patience, acceptance, humour and adroitness, he is extremely successful."

—Elliott Rosenbloom - Human Resource Consultant

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