How to Find Wholeness in Meditation
with Alex Boianghu
Mediation has been the path of insight, understanding and transformation at least as far back as the Buddha. Millenia of meditation practice by millions of people have illuminated the path and cultivated effective practices to support both new and seasoned meditators.
In this fifth episode of our series The Journey of Wholeness, meditation teacher & psycho-spiritual therapist Alex Boianghu and I discuss Alex’s 30-day silent retreat in January, and how it reinforced his desire to do the inner work of wholeness.
Also, these topics:
The ego’s “friends” of restlessness, boredom and pain that show up on retreat, how learning to be present with them and works to release them is a critical and consistent part of the retreat experience.
Why flashy and fancy meditation experiences are more of a distraction than a helps, and why using these experiences to “measure” your meditation progress actually feeds the ego more than it helps to transcend it.
The well-established steps that people go through on an extended silent retreat, and why each step though it may be painful, of a key part of the process of transformation.
How covid isolation acted in a similar way as silent meditation to bring old patterns up to be examined, and what to do to find the support you need if you have or are experiencing a covid-generated “dark night of the soul.”
Why the journey of wholeness is less a spiritual experience than it is a pragmatic, skill-based journey of qualities like resilience, that you can learn.
Alex Boianghu is a dedicated and gifted therapist with over 30 years of study and practice. He uses an integrative approach to therapy, emphasizing psycho-spiritual growth grounded in somatic therapy’s focus on the unity of body and mind.
Alex is trained in EMDR, a technique used to help people process and resolve trauma successfully. He is also a gifted couple’s therapist, assisting the partners to reach deep levels of awareness and compassion. With compassion and discernment, Alex guides and models how to positively harness the psycho-dynamic energies we all possess to rediscover our common and innate holistic nature.
Alex’s gift to you is a meditation that helps you embody wholeness & beingness in the energy centers (chakras) of the body, to help you embody your wholeness and beingness in all parts of your body, being and life.
EXPAND Your EDGE Pendulum Play!
If you have taken the EXPAND Your EDGE course, remember to use what you learned to expand what in this conversation pushed your edge. Also, here are some other ways to use your pendulum to play with the energies in this conversation to expand your consciousness. Still need the course? Access it for HERE
Increase my awareness of where I follow the ego’s demand for distraction
Expand my awareness of presence in mediation
Expand my ability to sit with things like restlessness, boredom and pain and to transcend them
Expand my ability to expand my awareness of my own wholeness and the wholeness of all that is
Increase my awareness of how I identify with my thoughts, feelings and emotions as the egoic me
Neutralize anywhere I am operating from unconsciousness
Increase my awareness of how my ego tries to distract me
Increase my ability and willingness to sit in meditation
Increase my willingness to experience who I am beneath my ego experience
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