A few of you have asked how the advanced 9-day retreat fits with the basic technique we teach. When you first learn the Sedona Method technique of letting go, you discover the wonderful truth that feelings are not who you are and that you can let them go at will, uncovering your more natural state of peace, clairty of thinking, and a more loving sense of life.
The basic technique remains the doorway to what Lester shared from the beginning, that who you truly are is unlimited. The 9-Day Ultimate Freedom Retreat invites us to visit this truth for 9 days, continually questioning the very notion that I exist separate from the allness of life. When this sense of separation dissolves, a pristine awareness reveals itself as our very nature – and what we attached ourselves to as problems, become miniscule compared to this expansive sense of being.
I hope this helps clarify some things. I have two more days in these beautiful surroundings of Sedona and of the inner landscape of beauty as well. Gorgeous clouds in the photo, huh? I will have another video up in the next day or two. So see you then!
Keep releasing! Or even explore being the boundless awareness in which all rises and falls. Why not try it? What have you got to lose, only your suffering …
For your freedom and greatest happiness,
Of the roughly 150 people that are here, I’d say a good half knew what they were in for.
The other half, whoa! It was a bit of a surprise, although a powerful and life-changing one. This 9-day retreat is led masterfully by Hale Dwoskin, director of training of Sedona Training Associates and a dear friend. On the 9-day retreat we very methodically investigate the appearance of a "me", separate from life. This was Lester Levonson’s discovery in 1952 and was the foundation of the Sedona Method, to assist in dissolving the appearance and pain of separation.
If you don’t go into your memory to remember experiences that have defined your individual identity, or you don’t focus just on the body, can you actually find the "me" that you refer to in normal conversation? Or is it an appearance recreated by the mind each time. This "me" is the one who suffers with the world not being the way he or she wishes and fears for its mortality. So then if we are not a separate me, what are we?
If you investigate the very existence of this mini-me, you discover it is only mind-based and what remains in its place is the You that is aware of the "idea" of a separate me. You see that you are what can be called boundless Awareness itself, or Presence, void of much of the suffering associated with the struggling mini-me. Feelings or thoughts may rise and fall within this awareness, but they have no impact, much like a cloud in the sky which comes and goes, yet doesnt impact the fullness of the sky. THIS is when lightness and laughter began on this retreat..
It’s over 100 degrees, the crickets are loud and I couldnt be happier. The video below is from
Sedona, AZ where I am being inspired at The Sedona Method 9-Day Advanced Retreat.
I’m watching people with anxiety, depression, and much more awaken to who they are
beyond all these so-called issues. It’s being lead inspiringly by my good friend, Hale Dwoskin,
Director of training for SedonaTraining Associates. And I have the joy of staying with my dear friends,
Tim and Enrika. Enrika was my teacher of the Sedona Method 21 years ago. Life is good!
This retreat is founded on you knowing that in this very moment, unless you recreate it in
your mind, there is no problem. Try it, you’ll like it. If you dont go into your mind, is there a
problem here?Or is it simply peaceful? Come back to visit in the next few days for more
great stuff comin’ to ya from Sedona, AZ. Watch below for a first glimpse of Sedona. More to come! …
The Power of Welcoming - Explained
I made this videotip for you to help clarify the first
step that can make letting go of emotions and stress easier and quicker.
Let me know if this is useful by writing a comment below. Click on
"(No) Comments" and share your thoughts. (I am learning this technology.
This is recorded pretty low, so make sure to turn your volume up).
Here’s to your Freedom,
Joining Hands, The Earth Benefits
The applause finally quieted and my presentation of the Sedona Method at this event had ended. But often what appears to end gives birth to something even greater. My new friend and colleague, Carson Tang, devoted to the planet’s evolution and who produced that event, afterwards asked me to speak at the PowerMastery Event coming up June 14-15. It is an Empowerment Conference and Retreat up the Hudson River from New York City (photo) and is not for the faint of heart. It is devoted to loving and radical inner change and outer change. Carson has put together a powerful two days of speakers and activities, with lakes and woods surrounding the Center. Read more at www.powermastery.com I’d love to see you there. Canoe canoe?
Always for your freedom and happiness,