Satsang Weekend with Giten: Divine Healing, December 9-11, 2016

Initiering, Samarpan, Giten, kram
Satsang Weekend 
with Giten:

Divine Healing

Healing from Within:
 Ayurvedic healing, Ayurvedic psychology and Ayurvedic spirituality and self-realization

9-11 december, 2016

“Healing basically comes from the silence within.”

– Swami Dhyan Giten 

“The basic cause of physical imbalance and disease is to lose contact with your soul, with your spiritual purpose in life.” 

– Swami Dhyan Giten 

“Meditation is the most important treatment to regain balance and health. Meditation is to come in contact with your soul, with the inner silence, which is the inner source of healing and wholeness.”

– Swami Dhyan Giten

 
 
“Mental and physical disease are often caused by a lack of love.”
– Swami Dhyan Giten
 
 
“The presence of a healer whose presence and spiritual energy is awakened is healing.”
– Swami Dhyan Giten
 
“Touch is the way through which the healing is conveyed between the healer and the client.”
– Swami Dhyan Giten
 
“The healer´s presence and spiritual energy can awaken the vitality and life force of the client, which creates healing.”
– Swami Dhyan Giten
 

During this satsang weekend, Giten will give an overview of the Eastern science behind the energy centers in the human body that are called chakras. It is a science that underlies traditional Chinese medicine, Indian Ayurveda, Tibetan medicine and the practice of kundalini yoga, among other disciplines that recognize the deep connection between mind and body. 

We will also explore how these principles apply to understanding the natural healing power of the body, mind and consciousness, how they apply to human psychological growth and maturation and the evolution of consciousness.

This Satsang Weekend will be especially of interest to the large group of people involved with spirtuality, meditation, health and yoga, as Giten will talk about what underlies the Kundalini Yoga approach to the human energy system. During these satsang evenings Giten will deliver the ‘esoteric science’ and understanding in the context of personal growth and transformation.

 

During this satsang weekend, we will explore the following topics: 

– MEDITATION: How meditation is the most important treatment to regain balance and health. The basic cause of physical imbalance and disease are to lose contact with your soul, with your spiritual purpose in life. Meditation is to come in contact with your soul, with the inner silence, which is the inner source of healing and wholeness. 

– HEALING: Reconecting with our inner silence,  the inner source of healing, which activates the natural healing power of the body, mind and consciouseness.

– CHAKRAS: Understanding the chakra system and discover the interconnections between the chakras, physical organs and emotions. Dissolution of ego is the key to develop chakras, because ego creates the constriction of energy that prevents chakras from functioning. 

– AYURVEDIC HEALING offers the wisdom of this ancient system of mind-body medicine.  Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest and most comprehensive systems of natural medicine. During these satsang evenings Giten will describe the foundations and principles of Ayurveda. Topics covered include diet and digestion, toxic build-up, purification therapies and the effects of the emotions and thinking on health. He will also talk about Ayurvedic treatment for all the main common diseases of the systems of the body from the digestive system to the nervous system and mind.  

– HEALING OF THE HEART: PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL CAUSES OF IMBALANCE AND DISEASE: Imbalance and physical disease are caused both by psychological, emotional and physical causes. If you are struggling with pain from the past that is preventing you from experiencing happiness in the present, now is the time to release this emotional toxicity and set yourself free. Emotional pain takes many forms: the grief of loss, overwhelming stress and anxiety, depression, job burnout, feeling stuck, heart break, regret, the inability to trust, anger, and worry about the future. In the face of difficulty, most of us do our best to cope with the situation, hold it together, and keep going, but we often end up carrying emotional pain that we don’t know how to heal or release.

AYURVEDIC PSYCHOLOGY: Exploring the psychological aspect of Ayurveda. Exploring how to heal the mind, body and consciousness on all levels from the conscious, the subconscious to the superconscious through diet, and many spiritual methods to create wholeness.
AYURVEDIC SPIRITUALITY, SELF-REALIZATION AND ENLIGHTENMENT: Ayurveda includes not only physical health, but also spirituality, self-realization and enlightenment. Ayurvedic spirituality and self-realization addresses our entire nature, our greater life as a spiritual being. It looks at the the entire field of yoga and meditation and our preparation for spiritual life. This is for people who want to explore issues on a deeper level of knowledge than what is usually described in introductory books on these subjects.

Satsang with Giten is a meeting in love, truth and silence. Satsang with Giten is a direct insight and realization of being.

Satsang begins with a lecture, interactive dialogue with questions and answers and ends with silent satsang. In satsangs during the autumn a deep silence and untiy has arises in the satsang group.

This Satsang Intensive also works as a prolonged shaktipat (transmission of spiritual energy), which both creates immediate result – together with effect that becomes obvious during the coming weeks and months after the intensive. When Giten pursued an advanced training in spiritual healing in USA 1984, he was told that he had the capacity to become a seventh chakra healer, a spiritual healer, to act as a catalyst and channel for spiritual energy from the seventh chakra through the heart. The last 30 years has meant to develop and deepen this capacity to an instrument of subtle catalytic effect, which Giten uses in this Satsang series.

Satsang with Giten gathers people from all walks of life. During the last two satsangs seekers and meditators, psychotherapists, medical doctors, nurses, ayurvedic healers and doctors, film makers from the Swedish television and musicians and music teachers have gathered.

SWAMI DHYAN GITEN, spiritual teacher and best-selling author, has more than 30 years of experience in individual counseling and in teaching awareness and meditation. He is trained in both modern psychology and in classic Eastern methods for awareness and meditation in USA, Italy, Sweden and India.

Giten experienced his first satori, his first glimpse of spiritual awakening, when he was 9 years old. This created a deep thirst and longing in his heart and being to return to this natural and effortless experience of being one with the Whole.

Swami Dhyan Giten has dedicated his life to teach the art of awareness and meditation. He conducts individual consultations, seminars and courses internationally. His quotes, articles and books have touched the hearts of thousands and are appearing with increasing frequency in magazines, blogs and websites.

Since he began to meditate when he was 15 years old, he has dedicated his life to the study and exploration of the inner journey in order to move out of his own way, to be in a flow, and to discover the authentic inner being, the meditative quality within, the inner silence and emptiness, the capacity to surrender to life. He does not belong to any spiritual group or tradition; he is only interested to explore what it means to live with open eyes.

Giten’s first professional passion when he was 15 years old was to become an actor. After training as an actor, he worked as an actor until he was 23 years old. Working as actor taught him a lot about life and to emphatically understand the situation and life of other people, since acting is really a spiritual occupation. It taught him about spirituality, since working as an actor means to play a role totally, while at the same time as you know deep down that you are not the role you are playing. After working as an actor for a number of years, Giten began to understand that his early passion for theatre was really an unconscious search for a spiritual discipline. When he realized this, he began to feel a thirst to work with people in a more direct way in awareness and meditation.

In 1982, when Giten was 23 years old, he was directed by the Divine presence in a trance session with the American trance chancellor Lin David Martin: “You have listened to your intuition, to your true inner voice, more than most. You have been searching for the contact with the Spirit for a long time and now it is beginning to manifest on the outer plane. You have been gifted many times in previous embodiments and now everything will come rather easy for you. I want you to put your energy into the lives of others, because you can”.

His three creative areas to express the mysteries of meditation in outer form are teaching, writing and painting. His meditative art is internationally recognized and have been nominated for the international art exhibition The Florence Biennale in Italy, which is arranged in cooperation with The United Nations.

He is author of the best-selling book in Swedish Meditationens Sång – Om meditation, relationer och andlig kreativitet (Solrosens forlag, 2001, available from Internet book store Adlibris: www.adlibris.com), and The Silent Whisperings of the Heart – An Introduction to Giten’s Approach to Life (2008, available as paperback at Internet book store Lulu.com:www.lulu.com/spotlight/Giten)Presence – Working from Within. The Psychology of Being (2011, available as paperback at Internet book store Lulu:www.lulu.com/spotlight/Giten), Meditation – A Yes to LifeHealing Is Pure LovePresence – The Inner Source of Love, Truth and Wholeness and The Language of Silence – From Darkness to Light (available in paperback at Lulu.com: www.lulu.com/spotlight/Giten). The last four books are also available as free e-books at the award winning book site Obooko.com).

Swami Dhyan Giten has been accepted as Goodreads author on the international book site Goodreads with 40 million users together with best-selling spiritual author Paulo Coelho, # 1 New York Best-selling author Alyson Noel and award winning author Margaret Atwood (http://www.goodreads.com/SwamiDhyanGiten).

Recommendations, quotes and discussions of Giten’s articles and books and its content are also beginning to appear with increasing frequency in magazines and on sites ranging from The Times of India, the largest daily English newspaper in the World, USA Today, the largest daily newspaper in the US, the US news site Newsblaze, Edge Life Magazine, a leading source for psychology, education and world transformation in the US, and Sentient Times Magazine to the large Internet communities MySpace.com, a large Internet community for young people, Wasteland, the American online magazine Alternative Approaches, Motivateus.com, MSN.com, Yahoo.com, newsletters of American High tech companies to small discussion forums and blogs focused on spirituality, health, art and literature.

PRAKTISK INFORMATION:

TIME: December 9-11. Friday 19-22 PM, saturday 10 AM-18 PM, sunday 10 AM-18 PM.
COST:1100 SEK – 110 EUR. Lunch is not included, but there are a lot of places around.
PLACE: Stockholm. 

LANGUAGE: Swedish
REGISTRATION: Registration Before December 1.
INFORMATION: 
swami.dhyan.giten@gmail.com


Reda more about satsang with Giten on The Giten Blog:
www.swamidhyangiten.wordpress.com

Satsang with Giten, September 8, 2016

 


SATSANG WITH GITEN

 – A MEETING IN LOVE, TRUTH AND SILENCE

September 8, 19.00 PM – 21.00 PM in Stockholm

“Satsang with Giten is very powerful.”
– Toshen, participant in satsang with Giten, September 1, 2016
 
Open evening with lecture, interactive dialogoue with questions and answers and silence.
Satsang with Giten is a direct insight and realization of being.
 
 
Satsang with Giten gathers people from all walks of life. During the last two satsangs seekers and meditators, psychotherapists, medical doctors, nurses, ayurvedic healers and doctors, film makers from the Swedish television and musicians and music teachers have gathered. 
 
During the satsang, September 1, a little puppy dog also attended, who lovingly bit Giten’s toe during satsang.
 
PRACTICAL INFORMATION:
 

TIME: Open Satsang evenings, 19.00 PM – 21.00 PM, September 8, 15, 22, 29. October 6, 13
PLACE: Stockholm.
REGISTRATION: Single Satsang evenings 150 SEK.
INFORMATION:
swami.dhyan.giten(a)gmail.com 


Read more about satsang with Giten on The Giten Blog:

www.swamidhyangiten.wordpress.com

LIGHT ON THE PATH: Spiritual teacher and best-selling author Swami Dhyan Giten answers your questions on meditation and spiritual growth on Goodreads

Giten, foto, meditation, gul tröja
LIGHT ON THE PATH
Spiritual teacher and best-selling author Swami Dhyan Giten answers your questions on meditation and spiritual growth on Goodreads, the world’s largest book site with 45 million users.
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Satsang with Giten: Hassidism, Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism, August 11, 2016

Initiering, Samarpan, Giten, kram

SATSANG

 WITH

GITEN:

THE ART OF DYING

 – HASSIDISM, KABBALAH AND JEWISH MYSTICISM 

Satsang with Giten, August 11, 2016
I was totally shaken when I came home after satsang with Giten.”
– Toshen, participant in satsang, August 18, 2016 

 

We will be talking about Hassidism, but first a few basic remarks as an introduction. 

One has to come in immediate contact with truth, heart to heart. Nothing should be allowed between the two: your heart and reality. 

Once you understand who you are, once you go deep into your emptiness, and you are not scared, once you accept the inner death, you have arrived at what Buddha calls “nirvana”. 

When you enter within yourself, you will feel like you are entering into a space where you are going to be lost – just as a drop of water entering the ocean is lost. 

You will be lost; that is the fear. 

That is why you become afraid of death. 

Entry into your being is always like death. 

It is a crucifixion, it is a cross. 

Only very rare and courageous souls, who can take the risk of being lost, arrive. 

You have to lose yourself to gain. 

Once you are ready to enter into the emptiness, suddenly the fear disappears. 

The same energy becomes joy and celebration. 

You can dance because that which appeared as emptiness was just an interpretation of the mind. 

It was not empty. 

Once you enter into your inner being, the mind cannot understand. 

If you move withinwards and you come across the inner emptiness,you will die. 

That is the meaning of Jesus crucifixion and resurrection. 

He is resurrected to a new life.

About Hassidism: The word “hasid” comes from the Hebrew word, which means “pure” or grace.

The whole standpoint of Hassidism is based on grace. It is not that “you” do someting – life is already happening, you just be silent, passive, alert, receiving.

God comes through his grace, not through your effort.

Hassidism believes in life, in joy.

Hassidism is one of the religions in the world, which is life-affirmative.

It has no reunciation in it.

Rather, you have to celebrate life.

The founder of Hassidism, Baal-Shem, is reported to have said: “I have come to teach a new way. It is not fasting and penenace, but a joy in God.”

Hassidism is the heart of Judaism. Hassidism is the mystical tradition of Judaism.

The Hasids loves life, tries to experience life.

That very experience start giving you a balance. And in that balance, some day, when you are really balanced, neither leaning on this side nor leaning on that side, when you are exactly in the middle, you transcend.

The middle is the beyond. If you really want to know what existence is, it is neither in life nor in death. Life is one extreme, death is another extreme. It is just exactly in the middle, where neither life is nor death is, where one is simply unborn, deathless.

In that moment of balance, grace descends.

Hassidism is to find the true joy of life. Hassidism is not a path of meditation, it is a path of love, joy and prayer.

The whole approach of Hassidism is not to choose any extreme, just to remain in the middle, not getting identified with either – just remaining free and joyously enjoying both.

If life comes, enjoy life, if death comes, enjoy death.

Hassidism teaches life in community.

It says that man is not an island, man is not an ego.

Man should live in a community.

Life is in love, life is in flow, in giving, taking and sharing you grow.

To live in a community is to live in love, to live in a community is to live in love, to live in a community is to live in a committment, caring for others.

Love more and you will be more.

There are many religions which are very self-centered, they only think of the self. They only think about how I should become liberated.

Hassdism says that the best way to drop the ego is to live in a community.

It is live with people, to be concerned with people, with their joy, with their sadness, with their happiness, with their life, and with their death.

Create a concern for others, be involved.

Hassidism uses community life as a device.

Hassidism celebrates the small things of life – eating, drinking – and then everything takes the quality of prayer.

The ordinaries of life is no longer ordinary. It is suffused with divine grace.

– Swami Dhyan Giten

“I JUST KNEW THAT I SHOULD DO THE SATSANG WEEKEND WITH GITEN”

Giten, foto, meditation, gul tröja

“I JUST KNEW THAT I SHOULD DO THE SATSANG WEEKEND WITH GITEN”

A CEO for a consulting- and education company in Sweden came for an individual consultation with Giten. He said that he did not remember how he heard about Giten, but he said that he just knew that he should book an individual consultation with Giten. During the consultation he also decided to attend satsang with Giten without really knowing what satsang is.

Today John sent an email to Giten saying that he heard about Giten a few months ago on Facebook and instantly knew that he wanted to meet him. He also said that he bought Giten’s book in Swedish, “Meditationens Sång” and Giten’s book about Jesus Christ. He also said that he wanted to attend satsang with Giten.

Many of the participants in individual consultations, satsang and in satsang weekends with Giten says that same thing: that they just knew that they should attend satsang or participate in a satsang weekend with Giten without really knowing why.

The social scientist and behaviourist Anne-li Fellman said: “Satsang weekend with Giten was a super course. When I read about Satsang weekend with Giten, I just knew that I should do this course. I have missed people who really wants go as deep into the inner being that is possible, and in satsang with Giten I found this. So enjoyable to be in this presence. I just wanted to sit, see and be.”

Giten says that he appreciates that people trust themselves and trust their own intuition, the inner source of love, truth and wisdom, in guiding them to individual consultations or satsang.

LOVE, SILENCE & GOD: Eight quotes from Goodreads large collection of 164 Giten quotes

Giten, foto, meditation, sten

LOVE, SILENCE & GOD:

Eight quotes from Goodreads large Collection of 164 Giten quotes

 
“When we stop judging others and ourselves, our heart begins to open.”

― Swami Dhyan Giten, The Silent Whisperings of the Heart – An Introduction to Giten’s Approach to Life 

Giten on the Celestial Music

“During the summer I meditated outside in nature. Listening to the wind with the ears are like listening to mere noise, but listening to the wind blowing through the trees from the inner silence and being one with the wind is like listening to the celestial music.”

GITEN

GITEN ON PRAYER

“I was tired in the evening yesterday. I felt drained by the last days outer conflicts. I felt separated from life. Suddenly I heard the wind blowing through the trees outside my open window, whispering a silent and playful invitation: “Do you want to play? Do you want to join the dance?” This playful invitation again joined my heart and being with the Existential dance. I was again in a silent prayer and oneness with life.”

GITEN 

GITEN ON WHOLENESS

“When we become silent, we become whole. And when we become whole, we become holy.”

GITEN

GITEN ON JESUS

A friend of mine commented yesterday that she has experienced similar insights that I talked about that all enlightened Masters and founders of religion are actually talking about the same ocean, the same invisible life source, the same God.

She also said that she worked in a Christan environment at the time that she received these insights, and when she tried to share these insights with the Christians she was accused of being “impure” and of being associated with the “Devil”.

Christians hold on to the idea that Jesus was the only son of God, without realizing that we are all son’s and daughter’s of God. By holding on to the idea that Jesus is the only son of God, they do not either to realize that all enlightened Masters are talking about the same God.

Jesus did not talk about faith, he talked about trust. He talked about discovering a trust in yourself and in relationship to God.  Jesus said that the kingdom of God is within you.  In Christianity, the church has become the intermediate between man and God, and people who claim that they have found a direct relationship to God are accused of blasphemy. The Christan church has become a barrier between man and God, and anyone who has declared that he has found a direct relationship to God are immediately banned by the church, for example Master Eckhart and Franciskus of Assisi. 

I have always had a deep love for Jesus, but it is not the picture of Jesus that the Christian church presents. I was a disciple of Jesus in a former life, and was thrown to the lions in Colosseum in Rome as one of the early Christians. Jesus had many more disciples than the twelve disciples mentioned in The Bible.

In this life, I resigned my automatic membership in the church as soon as I could think for myself when I was 15 years old. I was also disgusted with an organization that said that they preached love and which has murdered more people than Hitler.

My experience with these rare and precious insights are that they expand our consciousness of reality. They are gradual initiations into reality. They may fade away, but we will never be the same again after receiving them. They will also come more and more, the more committment we have to our spiritual growth.”

GITEN

GITEN ON WORKING WITH PEOPLE
 AND SILENCE

“What I basically listen to when I work with a group of people is when the moment becomes silent. Then I know that we are entering the dimension of love, truth and wholeness.”

GITEN

 
GITEN ON LOVE AND ALONENESS

“Meditation is the way to be with ourselves and to learn to accept our own aloneness. In aloneness, I experiment with being consciously alone as a door to be egoless. In conscious aloneness, the ego can not function. In aloneness, you are not. 

I have always been comfortable with my own aloneness as an inner source of love, joy, truth, silence and wholeness.   

When we depend on other people, it becomes a bondage – instead of a freedom. I took this sunday as a meditation to be consciously alone, and to accept all feelings of pain, of not being loved and the fear of being nobody that would come up during the meditation. This meditation goes up and down during the day: at certain moments, I can totally accept my aloneness. It feels fine to accept that I am alone and that I am nobody. At other moments, I feel the pain of not being loved, when the meditation brings up how dependence on other people is a barrier to totally accept my aloneness.


I take a coffee at a restaurant. I am the only person that sits alone in the restaurant, while the other guests are couples and families eating sunday dinner. It brings up painful feelings of not being loved and wanting to be needed by other people, when I see how much people cling to each other in the couples and the families.

Escaping your aloneness through relationships and needing other people’s attention through being a teacher, a politician or by being rich or famous, are ways of escaping the pain of aloneness. But then the relationships are not really love. Only when you are capable of being alone, you can really love.

When we can be alone, we discover the inner source of love, which is our true nature. When we can be alone, it open the door to be one with the Whole.”

GITEN

GITEN ON GOD

“Meditation expands our inner being. The inner being is like a small, individual river flowering towards the Ocean. 

In meditation, I feel how my inner being expands into an inner ocean, which is part of everything, which is one with Existence.

Through the inner being, we come in contact with the inner ocean, the undefined and boundless within ourselves, where we are one with life. We realize that God is part of life. We realize that God is not a person, but the consciousness that is part of everything. We find God in a flower, in a tree, in the eyes of a child or in a playful dog. 

Through discovering our inner being, we discover that we are also part of the flower, the child or the dog. We realize that God is everywhere.”

GITEN

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Giten answers question on meditation and love, and aloneness and relating

Giten, gultröja, namaste, closeup

Giten answers question on meditation and love, and aloneness and relating  

 Giten had an individual consultation with Moa, a female doctor, who flew from the north of Sweden especially for the consultation. It became a long and exciting 2-hour consultation , where she finally had to say that she must go so that she did not miss the flight back to the north of Sweden. 

After the consultation this female doctor wrote a mail to Giten with three follow up questions. One of the questions was that she wondered about her feeling that to go deeper in meditation also means to go outwards. 

The deeper you go in meditation, the more you develop love and creativity. Meditation is the roots and love and creativity are the flower.

The criteria that your meditation is going deeper is that the meditation develops love and creativity.

The deeper you go in meditation, the more life and meditation become one.

The two Aspects of Meditation: Love and Aloneness 

What are the two aspects of meditation? How does love and aloneness relate to each other in meditation? Just as the continuous rhythm of ebb and flood of the ocean, meditation also develops between two aspects. These two aspects are love and aloneness. Love and aloneness are the two banks between which the river of meditation flows. Love and aloneness are the two wings of meditation.  We need to develop both these wings to learn to fly.

Aloneness is our inner nature. We are born alone and we will die alone. Aloneness is the quality of our inner being. Aloneness is to be deeply rooted in our inner being.

The word “aloneness” consists of two syllables: al-oneness. Aloneness means to be one with our self. When we can rest in our own aloneness as an inner source of love, joy, silence and satisfaction, then our aloneness becomes a door to belongingness to life, to oneness with the Whole.

Meditation can be defined as the art of learning to be with ourselves in our aloneness.

Meditation means learning to appreciate our own aloneness. Meditation is learning to rest in our own aloneness. When we can rest in our own aloneness, it becomes an inner source of love, joy, acceptance, relaxation, silence, creativity, freedom and wholeness.

Love and aloneness are really two sides of the same coin.

The inner aloneness and the outer love are two aspects of the same phenomenon. Meditation is learning to be happy and satisfied in our aloneness, and love is the fragrance that arises when we can rest in our own aloneness.

A friend of mine said that she often feels alone, but that she accepts this aloneness as a source of meditation.

Love is not an exclusive relationship with another person; love is the quality that arises when we are in contact with our inner being, with our authentic self, with the meditative quality within, with the inner silence and emptiness. This inner emptiness is experienced and is expressed on the outside as love. This is not a love that is addressed to a certain person. It is a presence and a quality that exists as a fragrance around a person, which is experienced by others as love.

A therapist needs to develop the capacity to rest in his own aloneness as an inner source of love, joy, silence and satisfaction. When the therapist can rest in his own aloneness, he does not need to seek confirmation from clients. He can receive nourishment and inspiration from within himself or through friend and colleagues.

Life is a continuous development and balance between opposite poles and tendencies. It is a continuous development and balance between love and aloneness, between holding on and letting go, between our male and female qualities and between love and freedom.

Meditation is development and a balance between aloneness, to be with oneself, and love, to relate with others. It is a balance between inner emptiness and the outer world. It is like the balance between the East and West, between spirituality and materialism, between body and soul – and both these aspects are needed to create wholeness.

The psychologist Carl Gustav Jung has called the two aspects aloneness and love for introvert and extrovert personality type, but he has not considered that these both aspects are really complementary aspects. The psychological and spiritual development process is about integrating both these aspects in our being.

Using concepts from the world of Hegel, you could say that Jung described the thesis and the anti-thesis, but he did not describe the synthesis between the thesis and anti-thesis. Jung’s approach was also to create a synthesis between modern Western psychology and classic Eastern philosophy, but on the road he lost the method to create this synthesis. The method and the practical tool to create this synthesis in our own being is meditation.

Meditation is the only way to go beyond the personality and create this synthesis in our own consciousness. Otherwise it would be like creating a science, but without creating a practical research method through which you can use this science. In this context, meditation can be described as a subjective science through which you learn to study and observe your own inner world with the same accuracy and objectivity as natural science studies the outer world.

Some people can easier be alone with themselves and other people can easier love and relate with people. My experience is that there are basically two kinds of people: those that easier can be happy and satisfied in their own aloneness and those that can love and relate with people. Depending on previous experiences in life, we can easier be with ourselves in our own aloneness and have a tendency to reduce ourselves when we relate

with other people. None of these ways are better or worse than the other.

Aloneness means to learn to give this moment to yourself.

To rest in our own aloneness is like sitting on the top of a mountain liberated from the noise and madness of the world.

The basic fear of aloneness is that in aloneness we are nobody.

Aloneness has always been my continuous companion in life. A friend of mine once said to me that of all people that he knew, I was probably the one who knew most about aloneness. I also remember that I once asked one of my teachers in life if it was my path to be alone. His answer was that he did not think so, but that through aloneness I could find my own inner source of love. He also said that through finding my own inner source of love, I could discover then that aloneness is no longer aloneness, but that it opens an inner door to oneness with life.

During a period in my life, I had as a continuous meditation to learn to be happy and satisfied in my own aloneness. It was a continuous meditation to learn to be so satisfied in my own aloneness that I did not need anybody or anything outside of myself. Basically I have always been comfortable with my own aloneness, but this meditation taught me to both accept when I felt a pain in my aloneness – and when my aloneness became an overflowing inner source of love. This meditation taught me that I can rest in my own aloneness as an inner source of love, and to be in contact with the Whole, without reaching outside of myself. Several people have commented during the last year that I seem so relaxed in my own aloneness.

I remember an experience that I had a year ago, which taught me a lot about aloneness. I sat alone on the train on my way to Gothenburg, the third largest town in Sweden, to conduct an intensive week with an open introductory evening, individual consultations and a weekend course. When I sat on the train, I suddenly landed in the pure aloneness of my inner being. It was like the whole world suddenly disappeared and I was totally alone. I got the feeling that it must be like this to know that you are going to die, to know that you are going to leave life, to know that you are going to leave all the people that you love and everything that is near and familiar. At the same time as it was a deeply painful experience; it was also a pleasurable experience. This experience taught me more in an hour than I could have learnt during 10 years of study in psychology at the University. This experience helped me to find a deep acceptance for the fact that I am totally alone in the world, independent of how many people are around

me. This acceptance also created a sense of liberation, a sense of joy, and a deep relaxation in myself. Later I told a friend of mine about this experience, and her thoughtful comment was: “Well, after such an experience, there is not much to be afraid of any more”.

 

The two Poles of Meditation: The Male and Female Pole 

What are the two poles of meditation? What is the difference between the male and female pole in meditation? Life develops as an upward going spiral movement between opposite poles and tendencies. Life develops through seemingly irreconcilable pairs of opposites for example negative and positive, joy and sorrow, day and night, light and darkness, body and soul, male and female qualities and life and death.

Meditation has traditionally been associated with something serious and away from the world. Meditation has been associated with a static sitting, but exactly as a plus- and a minus pole are needed in electricity to ignite a spark,  there are also two poles in meditation to ignite the spark of love. These two poles are the male and female poles in meditation.

The male pole in meditation is meditation in action. The male pole is the active and creative aspect of meditation. The female pole is the silent, receptive and watchful aspect of meditation. The female pole is the inner pole of meditation and the male pole is the outer pole of meditation. The relationship between the male and the female pole in meditation is expressed as a balance between rest and activity, between aloneness and relating and between love and freedom. The female pole is silence in our inner center,

and the male pole is movement in the periphery. It is to be in the world, but without allowing the world to be in us.

The male pole is activity and movement, like the waves on the surface of the ocean, and the female pole is the depth within ourselves, like the dark, silent bottom of the ocean.

Through the female pole within ourselves, we are in contact with Existence, with the Whole.

The female pole is the depth within ourselves – independent of if we are a man or a woman. The female pole is the door to the intuition, to the inner true voice, to our inner source of love, truth and wisdom. The female pole in meditation is our inner being, the capacity to surrender to life.

These two poles in meditation are a balance between the inner and the outer world, between relaxation and activity and between love and aloneness.

When we have developed a balance between both these poles within ourselves, we can rest in ourselves, while we are fully active, engaged and creative in the world.

To become whole means to develop a balance between the outer, active and creative male pole and the inner, silent and watchful female pole in meditation. It means to develop a balance between effort and rest, between aloneness and relating – movement in the periphery and silence in our inner being, in our center.

The female pole in meditation is our true source of creativity. The key to allow creative impulses to arise from the female pole in meditation, from our inner being, is trust.

We need to develop a trust to allow creative and authentic impulses to arise moment to moment from our inner being. To allow our creativity to arise moment to moment from meditation can create insecurity, which is why a trust is needed to allow creative impulses to arise from the inner being, from the meditative quality within, from inner emptiness. A friend of mine once said: “In the moment, we always know what to do”.

Most of us prefer one pole before the other in our lives. Developing both poles happens when we say “yes” and allows a healing process, which makes us more whole and faceted than before. It is when both these opposites are represented within ourselves, that we discover a source of healing, a source of love, deep within ourselves, which is our true inner nature.

Through developing a balance between the male and female pole in our lives, work and creativity also transforms into meditation.  

To choose only the male pole without the balance of the female pole in meditation results in ego, destructiveness and separation from life. To choose only the female pole without the balance of the male pole results in passivity. These two poles in meditation are like the balance between east and West, between spirituality and materialism, between body and soul – and both these poles are need ed to create wholeness. It is when we have developed a balance between the male and the female pole that a new spark arises deep

within us – and we experience the limitless and boundless source of creativity within ourselves.

Love and Aloneness – Exercises 

Exercise 1: To Consciously Chose to be Alone 

This is a meditation to consciously choose to be with yourself in your aloneness during a whole day. Let this meditation be a conscious choice to give this day to yourself as a meditation to be consciously alone. This does not mean that you cannot relate with other

people during the day, but be aware about how willing you are to be alone with yourself, without any wish to receive anything from the other people and without any wish to change situations during the day.

Let this meditation be a way to discover the joy in being with yourself in your aloneness.

Let it be a meditation to be creative in your own aloneness. Be also aware about how much you can include and accept feelings of fear that can arise during this meditation.

Allow yourself to love and accept yourself in your aloneness, and include feelings that can arise during this meditation.

Be aware how much you can allow yourself to be happy and satisfied in your aloneness as an inner source of love, joy, relaxation, silence, freedom, creativity and wholeness. 

 

Exercise 2: The rhythm of love and meditation,

 relating and aloneness 

This is an exercise to become aware of the rhythm between love and meditation, between relating and aloneness. Be aware when it is authentic to be alone together with yourself and when it is authentic to relate with other people.

When it is authentic to be alone with yourself, then allow yourself to give the time and space to yourself – and allow your aloneness to be an inner source of love, joy, relaxation, silence, freedom and wholeness.

 

Exercise 3: Paint a picture of the rhythm

of love and aloneness 

This exercise aims on painting a picture in color and form of your experience of the rhythm of love and aloneness. You can also choose to paint three pictures: one for your experience of love, one for your experience of aloneness and one for your experience of the rhythm of love and aloneness. If you do this exercise together with a partner, then discuss the pictures with your partner. 

 

Exercise 4: To become conscious about that which you need outside of yourself 

This is a meditation to become conscious about that which you need outside of yourself in order to be happy and satisfied. It is a meditation to become aware about how much you need people and things outside of yourself to be happy and satisfied.

Begin this meditation by sitting comfortably and then turn your attention within yourself.

See all the people and the things outside of yourself, for your inner attention, that you are identified and engaged in order to be happy and satisfied.

Then imagine a large pair of scissors by which you cut of the ties of identification with everything that you need outside of yourself to be happy. Continue to cut off the ties with everything that comes up within yourself, until you can rest in your inner being, in your inner source of love, joy, freedom, silence and satisfaction.

  

Exercises – The two Poles of Meditation: The Male and Female Pole  

Exercise 1: Paint a picture of the male and female pole 

This exercise aims on becoming aware of the relationship between your male and female pole in meditation through painting three pictures in color and form. First, paint a picture of your male pole, then paint a picture of your female pole, and finally paint a picture of the relationship between your male and female pole in meditation. If you do this exercise together with a partner, then take some time to discuss the pictures with your partner.

 

Exercise 2: Write about the relationship between  the male and female pole in Meditation 

This is an exercise to explore the relationship between your male and female pole in meditation. First write 1 page each about your male and female pole in meditation. Then write 1 page about the relationship between your male and female pole in meditation.

 

 Exercise 3: The relationship between the  male and female pole in meditation 

This is a meditation to become aware about the relationship between the male and female pole in meditation, between activity and relaxation, between aloneness and relating, between effort and rest and between movement and silence, in your daily life.

While you are fully engaged in activity, be aware about the balance between the outer, active and creative male pole and the inner, silent and watchful female pole in meditation – movement in the periphery and silence in our inner being, in our center. In this way creativity and work becomes transformed into meditation.

 

 Exercise 4: Creativity and the relationship between  the male and female pole in Meditation 

This is an exercise to become aware about what expands the male and female pole in meditation. Take as a meditation to become aware about what brings joy both to the male and female pole in expressing themselves creatively. The male pole can for example need more space in expressing activity and creativity, and the female pole can need more room for meditation, to just be, or for expressing creativity for example through painting, cooking, or to be out in the healing power of nature.

– Swami Dhyan Giten

Darshan with Giten on June 24 in Stockholm: Coming Home

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DARSHAN WITH GITEN ON JUNE 24 IN STOCKHOLM:

Emptiness & Trust

Darshan is an intimate meeting with Giten, where he can talk intimately to individuals and small groups of seekers of truth and disciples.

In Darshan, Giten will answer questions from seekers of truth, give spiritual guidance and give initiation to seekers of truth.

Darshan is for sincere seekers of truth who are related to Giten’s work, or who have sufficient life experience or previous experience of spiritual growth and meditation, to understand the sophistication of Giten’s work.

Darshan with Giten will happen once a month.

On Darshan with Giten on June 24, he began to talk about Emptiness and Trust. Giten said that the inner emptiness is the door to God. He said that meditation is to learn to enjoy your inner emptiness, and that meditation is to learn to trust the inner emptiness, to trust the inner nothingness and to trust the unknown.

Giten also had a intimate talk with Toshen, who has been diagnosed with lung cancer and was operated 2 weeks ago. Giten told Toshen that her cancer is based on a trauma based in her second chakra, which has created a basic mistrust in life and manifests as psychological and physical symptoms of ambivalence between trust and mistrust in the heart chakra and the lungs. He recommended her therapy to solve this basic cause of the cancer, which will also help the body to vitalize it’s own inner healing system. He also told Toshen to close the door to death, and to open the door to coming home in herself.

The next two Darshans with Giten will happen on July 22 and August 19. Registration: swami.dhyan.giten(a)gmail.com