The One Year Seminar (OYS) can and will change your life, as it changed mine. It can move you onto a spiritual path or, if you are traveling one already, elevate you to a higher plane.
If you are already on an extremely high plane, then you know that an intimate knowledge of Rebirthing is an essential tool that you must have for the completion of your journey. There is something in the OYS for everyone!
I consider that I was only a short distance along the spiritual path, despite 56 years of living, searching, exploring and experimenting with various forms of self-development and practicing social consciousness. As I was apparently ready for my curiosity to open me to unthought-of possibilities, Rebirthing and the OYS presented new vistas for me in dramatic self-development and positive personal change.
Rebirthing itself is the motor force of the whole process. Learning Conscious Energy Breathing allows the breath to play its God-given role in bridging the gap between the conscious and unconscious mind; actively breathing out of your body negative and life-restricting traumas linked to the birth experience and other early life programmings, and replacing them with the oxygen and Prana (life energy) that dramatically enhance aliveness and well-being. That’s certainly what it did for me!
One of the major bonuses of Rebirthing therapy is that one of its primary goals is to teach you to do it for yourself. After 10 or up to 20 sessions with a trained Rebirther, enhanced by the learning in the OYS, I was ready to continue my development under my own direction. I am returning to the OYS for another year, however, because of the way its supportive and dynamic atmosphere enhances my development.
Besides regularly practicing Rebirthing for a whole year, the OYS also explores a whole range of topics and activities that train you to channel your liberated positive thoughts and energy into practices that develop and integrate maximum benefit for your personal health and well-being. Here are some examples of how particular topics worked for me:
Spiritual Purification: In addition to energy breathing, I have found that studying and changing my diet, eating more wholesome foods (enhanced by following the Diet For Your Blood Type), drinking pure water, monthly one-day fasting (moving towards weekly), simple daily exercises (Rites) and using fire has led me with minimal effort and no painful denial to a 50-pound weight loss in less than eight months, and a much more positive and energized relationship with my body!
Spiritual Healing: Embracing the concept that there is an internal God within me (and how to get in touch with Him/Her through meditation and the help of the other practices below) has been invaluable in allowing me to evaluate and restructure my life with energy, confidence and optimism.
Rather than simply exist as a passive victim in many important ways, I have come to see that I can control, and find success and fulfillment, in all aspects of my life through discovering and being led by my internal divinity. It is exciting and enlivening! I say Yes To Life; and am learning how to Live The Moment!
Personal Law/Affirmations: Being able to understand the subconscious, programmed (by birth, parents, early life experiences) directives that have driven my life up to now has been an invaluable tool in understanding, and changing, personal negative behaviours and beliefs that have affected my life and against which I previously felt helpless. The daily practice of Affirmations (changing negative thoughts I have internalized into positive ones and dramatically affecting my material environment) has become an ongoing method of keeping life positive, and a lot of fun!
Physical Immortality: This concept (difficult as it is for people like me brought up in Western society to accept) has dovetailed strongly with my earlier political beliefs and social activism. Eastern spiritualism maintains that the soul is eternal while the body may die; and that purification practices can ultimately lead to Enlightenment and Immortality. Why not, given the evidence that exists, including our innate connection to Cosmic Consciousness?
The pro-death focus of western Capitalist society is just another understandable manifestation of its disregard for humanity. Bodies, like any other consumable, are just used up (having worked for, purchased, and consumed all the synthetic, disease-causing products that fuel the profit-making system) and tossed away, usually after having produced another generation of consumers!
But if you live every day fully with joy and confidence about your life process, and keep your body healthy and virile through spiritual purification practices; what will prevent you from living forever?
Participating in the OYS gave me the opportunity to learn, study and discuss these exciting topics in a safe environment with people open to exploring new possibilities and committed to sharing their successes and setbacks in a supportive and respectful way with fellow/sister group members. The atmosphere was lively; it was sometimes challenging; full of laughter and of tears (and great food from the shared potluck vegetarian meals each month); but always interesting and fun.
I would recommend it to anyone who loves life and personal growth!