TypeOnline Course
DateApr 8, 2016
Time8.00
Student Enrolled117

Welcome to Essence Love

The Heart of Fully Being

 

 

Description

Essence love is the root of the feeling nature within the subtle body. It is our birthright, a spark of pure love that can become covered through conditioning but never entirely lost. We experience it as a feeling of well-being and a basic okay-ness. Essence love is not yet expressed outwardly, but is more like the readiness to give and receive love.

 

Method

We practice handshake and dropping until we hear the soft voice of essence love, a sense of peace and harmony in the home of our feeling nature.

Results

We are more in touch with a spontaneous child-like joy, enthusiasm, natural warmth and a sense of well-being. Our feeling nature becomes lighter, more perceptive and sensitive to the simple beauty in the world and other people. We are no longer dominated by a root anxiety, resistance or fear.

Obstacles

Challenges to recovering essence love include: not being able to drop the thinking-judging mind, not being able to directly meet and handshake our beautiful monsters, not bringing down speedy energy to its home and deep insecurities that prevent us from noticing and nurturing our intrinsic okay-ness.

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Below is a syllabus for Essence Love

Section 1Essence Love Theory and Practice
Teaching 1Free Preview

ESSENCE LOVE 1

QUESTIONS

  • What does the basic nature of the feeling world feel like?
  • How do needy love and wounded love affect our lives?

Essence Love Video 1

KEY POINTS
  • Essence love is the root of the feeling nature and the basis of all our other feelings.
  • Essence love is like a subtle background warmth. It has the qualities of being carefree, light, playful and happy.
  • Essence love is not the same as expression love. It is the root of love without an object, more a potential and readiness to love than giving and taking.
  • Essence love, through handshake, heals wounded, needy love and helps us regain confidence in ourselves.

EXERCISES

  • As handshake practice opens us more and more to the inner world of our feeling nature, watch how feelings “talk” to each other, the ways they communicate and connect.
  • Rest in the feeling awareness of feeling, not thoughts or stories about feelings or experiences.
  • Out of this resting and letting be, sense, without hope and fear, how we can gradually trust our ability to connect deeply with all our feelings, whether they be positive or negative, boring or exciting, etc.

DAILY MANTRAS

  • Go to the root of the feeling nature
  • To trust yourself, heal what is wounded first
  • Always be ready to love

DAILY PRACTICE

 

You can structure a daily practice as described in the course instructions

Opening with a warmhearted, benevolent intention. Reflect on the good fortune of having a human life.

Main Part — watching the video, meditating, contemplating and working with key points and exercises.

Concluding by sitting quietly, dedicating and making heartfelt aspirations.

Daily life — repeating your favorite Daily Mantras throughout the day and putting Post-its of them around your spaces to remind you.

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ESSENCE LOVE 2

QUESTIONS

  • If essence love is our birthright, how come we often don’t experience it?
  • Can we relate to positive and negative experiences equally?

Essence Love Video 2

KEY POINTS
  • Experience essence love naturally and be with whatever feeling arises, whether good, bad or neutral. Connect to all feelings from the bindu.
  • Essence love is our natural birthright and is temporarily covered by conditioning.
  • Allow all feeling experiences, whether positive, negative or neutral, to just be.

EXERCISES

  • As positive, negative and neutral feelings arise, allow them to move and shift. Don’t try to control what arises or judge the experience. Be the loving space that holds everything.
  • From within this equal awareness to all feelings, notice the energetic, playful and fluid qualities as they arise and depart. When we don’t choose the positive and push away the negative, feel how the space of the heart opens, no longer using so much energy to control experience.
  • Practice feeling how biases form. Notice what happens when we are unbiased. How does our experience change? If we watch, for example, news stations that report in a biased way, how does that affect our moods?

DAILY MANTRAS

  • Connect to the bindu
  • Be with blockages
  • Don’t hideout
  • Don’t squeeze your brain
  • Smile in your bones
  • View the whole experience: good, bad and neutral

DAILY PRACTICE

 

You can structure a daily practice as described in the course instructions

Opening with a warmhearted, benevolent intention. Reflect on the good fortune of having a human life.

Main Part — watching the video, meditating, contemplating and working with key points and exercises.

Concluding by sitting quietly, dedicating and making heartfelt aspirations.

Daily life — repeating your favorite Daily Mantras throughout the day and putting Post-its of them around your spaces to remind you.

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ESSENCE LOVE 3

QUESTIONS

  • Can the needy I be healed?
  • What is the difference between normal emotions and distorted ones?

Essence Love Video 3

KEY POINTS
  • Essence love heals the needy I.
  • We never get enough love from the outside.
  • Use common sense in seeing normal emotions versus distorted ones.

EXERCISES

  • Feel the texture and complexity of needy, hungry love as it arises. Be aware of our reactions to this kind of love and how we may avoid feeling it.
  • Watch how we habitually feed this needy I and reinforce it through our beliefs and moods.
  • See how the needy I and essence love have played out in intimate relationships. What has been our experience? How has this “dance” played out?
  • Connect to essence love, rest there and be. Do this many times and sometimes say ‘hi’ to the needy part of you. You can ask these needy feelings to join with your practice, to feel the warmth and relax.

DAILY MANTRAS

  • Drink ambrosia to satiate thirst
  • Don’t feed on people
  • Have emotional common sense

DAILY PRACTICE

 

You can structure a daily practice as described in the course instructions

Opening with a warmhearted, benevolent intention. Reflect on the good fortune of having a human life.

Main Part — watching the video, meditating, contemplating and working with key points and exercises.

Concluding by sitting quietly, dedicating and making heartfelt aspirations.

Daily life — repeating your favorite Daily Mantras throughout the day and putting Post-its of them around your spaces to remind you.

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