© 2018 Tatiana Rodríguez González

BACK TO LOVE

An untrained mind can accomplish nothing

 

ACIM

 

 

"Heaven is here. There is nowhere else. Heaven is now. There is no other time."

 

       ACIM Manual for Teachers: Section 24

“Love takes more than crystals and rainbows, it takes discipline and practice. It's not just a sweet sentiment from a Hallmark card. It is a radical commitment to a different way of being, a mental response to life that is completely at odds with the rest of the world. Heaven is a conscious choice to defy the ego's voice and focus on Love."

 

 "Enchanted Love" by Marianne Williamson

 

 

 

“As new yoga, rebirthing is not a discipline, it is an inspiration It is not teaching a person how to breathe, it is the intuitive and gentle act of learning how to breathe from the breath itself. It is connecting the inhale with the exhale in  a relaxed, intuitive rhythm until the inner breath, which is the Spirit and source of breath itself is merged with air - the outer breath.

The purpose of rebirthing is to remember and re-experience one's birth, to relive psychologically, physiologically, and spiritually the moment of one's first breath and release the trauma of it. The process begins the transformation of the subconscious impression of birth from one of primal pain to one of pleasure. The effects on life are immediate. Negative energy patterns held in the mind and body start to disappear. "Youthing" replaces aging and life becomes more fun. “


Leonard Orr, founder of the Rebirthing-Breathwork movement.        

 

Where am I now?

In the ego, the mind of fear or in the spirit, the mind of love?

Where do I want to be?

Fear and Love are two basic emotions, all others are derived from these.

Am I in fear or in love?

Do I want to do something to make myself feel better right now?

You can choose!

"Heaven is the decision I must make."

ACIM Workbook Lesson 138

 

In this course we are going to introduce ourselves to the basic principles of rebirthing.

 

 

General purpose:

 

Learn simple and easy to incorporate techniques to experience more pleasure, love, health, joy and energy. Remember and experience that Love is inside, is our natural state and our birthright.

 

 

- Introduction to Rebirthing

- Learn different breathing techniques

- Management of emotions

- Become aware of negative thought patterns

- Screenplay and birth trauma

- Personal lie. Eternal Law

- Spiritual psychology Practice and train in the change of mind

- Receive and give three full breathing sessions, rebirthing method

 - Improve self-esteem, love and appreciation for oneself

 - Facilitate a space of support and mutual respect that facilitates the internalization and contact with oneself, support and liberation

 

We will work with the principles of A Course in Miracles

 

Duration: 15 hours (Friday to Sunday)

 

Schedule: Friday from 3.00 pm to 6:00 pm

 

Saturday  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday from 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.

 

 

To anyone interested in self-knowledge and in learning techniques that allow them to live more present and happy in their own skin, in their own life.
 

 

Each one of our thoughts or words determines our future. Just as if we were sending our thoughts to the universe and it was returning them in the shape of experiences, we become our thoughts whether we like it or not. By becoming aware of our limiting thoughts and making a habit of transforming them into positive thoughts, we will radically change our life. Affirmations change our subconscious thoughts and beliefs. Since our thoughts are of a vibratory nature, our thoughts will attract those things that are in the same frequency.

 

It sometimes happens that what we are affirming does not come true. This is, very possibly, a positive thought that is sitting on a great mass of negative thought. We must go step by step bringing awareness to all those negative thoughts that are lying underneath the positive thought we wish to manifest and transform them. Our work in rebirthing consists on improving the quality of observation of our mind, to become each time more aware of what we are thinking when we are thinking it and constantly raising the quality of our thoughts.

If we define rebirthing through breath, it would come to be the capacity to breathe energy as well as air. When we breathe we gain access to levels of consciousness where it is easier to detect our thoughts and understand or become aware of how to transform them.

 

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”

ACIM

 

I hope you will fall in love with breathing.

 

Learning to breathe energy asides from air is a powerful and gentle practice and it is a very valuable ability.

There is a tight relationship between breathing and thought. We can raise the quality of our thoughts through observation and we can do this through breathing.

If we define rebirthing through breathing, it would come to be the ability of breathing energy asides from air. When we breathe we gain access to levels of consciousness where it is easier to detect our thoughts and understand or become aware of how to transform them.

 

Everything we have lived is found in our cellular memory. Through our breathing we bring those memories to the conscious mind in order to free them.

 

Understanding our mind and working with the breath helps us to get to know ourselves, to start shedding all those layers that we put on because we were afraid to show ourselves just as we were and, little by little, we start coming closer to who we are in essence.

 

We learn to breathe energy asides from air, making us be in the energy, feel we are part of the energy, and makes us understand with greater ease that we become what we think.

We begin to perceive our thoughts and our reality more energetically.

From here we focus on the different areas of our life and we cleanse them, we improve them, we grow in them and we realize that we live the life we want to live.

 

Being more present in our thoughts, in the moment when our thoughts are being created and in our breathing is to be more present in our lives. The effects will be fast, and will be perceived in our vitality and our presence.

                                                       

Breathing purifies our body as the elimination of toxins from the body is done 70% through breathing, 20% through the skin and only 10% through urination and defecation.

 

 

Rebirthing is the ability to breathe and think consciously

Connecting the inhalation with the exhalation in a relaxed rhythm purifies and nurtures the mind and the body. Breathing cleans the energetic body. It gives us fresh and pure vital energy that makes us feel good, creative, productive, pacifists... we can free low-vibratory emotions with this technique: depression, sadness, anxiety, jealousy, tension, physical pain...

Newborn babies breathe naturally this way, but our traumatic experiences and our negative thoughts slowly obstruct our breathing. Tensions and emotional pollution of energy hinder our breathing capacity more and more until we manage to become aware of it and learn how to free our breathing as well as practice spiritual purification techniques to maintain our energetic body clean and balanced. Breathing energy is our right. It is a gift of our divine nature, but we have to learn to consciously dominate it and do so regularly. The majority of people experience this in less than ten sessions with a good Rebirthing Breathworker. This ability can be yours.

Longevity is sometimes related to breathing deeply and slowly, taking a long pause between one breath and another. In a breathing session we breathe a lot, and consequently the breathing gets liberated, causing the person to breathe slower afterwards.

 

It is not recommended for a beginner to do an energetic cycle without a professional to support and guide him/her.

 

The following breathing exercises, however, are simple enough for anybody who wishes to begin experimenting on their own:

 

1. Preparatory sequence for Pranayama.

Lie on your back in the corpse posture with the arms extended alongside the body (Shavasana). Close your eyes. Closing the eyes is a symbolism for closing the eyes to the outside world and opening the windows to the inside world. Breathe through the nose. The air goes in and out through the nose.

Breathe in taking both arms back and continue to inhale until the arms have gone all the way back and the lungs are completely filled. Make a pause with full lungs and begin to exhale bringing the arms forward once more and continue exhaling until the lungs are completely empty and the arms are at your side once more. This is a cycle. You can complete ten cycles at your own rhythm.

 

 

2. You can practice Viloma Pranayama, to become aware of your respiratory capacity and expand it. This is a three part deep breathing meaning you take one breath in three movements. Let all the air out of your lungs, inhale expanding the abdomen, PAUSE, continue inhaling to fill the middle rib cage expanding the ribs to the sides, PAUSE, continue to inhale filling the upper chest up to the shoulders raising the collarbone, PAUSE, now with filled lungs, exhale. Make sure to have enough air for each one of the three parts and at the end of the third part have the lungs completely filled. The first few times you can start by placing your hands on the different parts to verify that you are doing it correctly. With practice you will gain breathing capacity and you will be able to do it deeper and slower. You can do this as many times as you wish. I recommend you start by completing ten breathing cycles and retaining the air in the last one, with full lungs. Become aware that you are retaining energy and hold, relax and hold as much as you can, when you feel that you can hold no longer, exhale and remain breathing freely and spontaneously.

 

3. Twenty connected breaths

Bring your awareness towards the fact that you are breathing energy as well as air.

Take four connected breaths joining the inhalation with the exhalation, with no pause and filling the lungs well each time and then another longer and deeper breath. Repeat this four times to complete the twenty breaths. The four connected breaths are faster to move the energy and the long and deep one for letting go and relaxing. Practice with different rhythms. Try doing them soft and slow to enjoy breathing. Other times try doing them faster. You can do them while still in bed when you wake up, while taking a walk or on your way to work, you can do them opening and closing your arms, dancing... The air goes in and out through the nose. If there is nose congestion, use the mouth but then the air goes in and out through the mouth, do not change the vessel or your breathing will not be connected. When we change our breathing vessel there is an inevitable pause, which is not something we want here. When there is congestion practicing slowly through the nose might cause the obstruction to lessen or disappear. Inhale strongly, it is the mirror of the impulse of life, it should be done with enthusiasm but without forcing, taking in more air than what you are accustomed to and with greater emphasis. The exhalation reflects our acceptance and trust and should be completely relaxed, without pushing the air out, but rather letting it out effortlessly like a leaf released from the tree.

 

Aim to keep your mind on your breathing, observing how the air goes in as it fills the lungs and how it goes out leaving them completely empty. Don't let your mind wander. At first, your mind will run off constantly, but I invite you to practice this technique and each time you observe it is leaving bring it back to your breathing. This is a good practice in beginning to train your mind to where you want it to be.

 

Another variant of these twenty connected breaths is to do them without the long breath; at your own rhythm and enjoying them.

 

4. Nadi Shodhana is a magnificent exercise of control of the vital energy, Pranayama. In this exercise you alternate breathing between the two nostrils. Human beings breathe naturally in this way. This can be easily checked by placing the palm of your hand underneath the nose. One of the nostrils will always be partially blocked and the air in the inhalation will pass mainly through the other one. In a healthy person, the alternation will occur approximately each hour and fifty minutes. The right nostril is directly connected to the sympathetic part of the brain (left hemisphere), activator of the "mechanisms of energy and alert". The other one, the left nostril, is directly connected to the parasympathetic part of the brain (right hemisphere), which activates the mechanisms of relaxation and repair. Thus, breathing through the right nostril will create an internal channel of greater energy in the system and breathing through the left nostril will be relaxing and calming.

The energy of the left nostril is cooling while on the right produces it heat in the body. For many people this change in the nostrils is altered, due to bad habits such as food, tobacco, lack of physical exercise. When breathing is happening for more than two hours through the same nostril it is a symptom of imbalance either in the body or in the mind. If it takes place in the left nostril, producing cold, it reduces the metabolic activity of the body. An alteration in the right nostril causes an increase of heat in the body and brings about mental and nervous disorders. When breathing is done through the same nostril for more than 24 hours, it is a sign of an incoming disease. Alternate nostril breathing reestablishes this flow, the balance of the circulation of energy or prana in the organism, and purifies the nadis. In order to start practicing, it is important to practice the following phases for some time: ● Phase 1. Breathing through only one nostril without retention: Sitting in a comfortable position, you may use a chair if this will allow you to keep your back straight and feel more relaxed, the chin slightly under allowing the back side of the neck to be stretched and the chest open, shoulders back. Place the index and middle fingers of the right hand between the eyebrows, the thumb on the right nostril and the remaining two on the left nostril. Press the thumb down on the right nostril and breathe through the left nostril, inhaling and exhaling slowly and deeply. Keep a mental count of the length of the exhalation and try to match the inhalation. Take 10 to 20 breaths and change. Press down on the left nostril and breathe through the right. After some time practicing you can increase the duration of the inhalation and exhalation. ● Phase 2. Alternate breathing with no breathing retention: Press down on the right nostril and inhale through the left STOP Exhale through the right STOP Inhale through the right STOP and exhale through the left. This is a cycle. Do ten cycles at your own rhythm. Try to make the inhalation last as long as the exhalation. For example counting 1,2,3,4 breathing in and 1,2,3,4 breathing out. With time practice increasing it to 6, 8…● Phase 3. Complete alternate nostril breathing: Same as before but making a pause between the inhalation and the exhalation with full lungs and between the exhalation and the inhalation with the lungs empty. The retention should last the same as the inhalation and the exhalation. If I exhale in 4 I hold for 4 with the lungs empty, inhale in 4 and hold for 4 with the lungs full. With practice, start increasing the length. Start in this order and only when you feel comfortable move on to the second and third phases.

 

 

Enjoy the exercises and your breathing. Some people feel overwhelmed when they start practicing breathing exercises. Breathing should be pleasurable; air is the source of life. Taking into account that the first breath was very traumatic for almost everybody and that it almost cost us our lives, many people decided then that breathing kills me; in order to breathe I have to suffer (= in order to live I have to suffer) and breathe just enough to survive.

 

If this happens to you, that you get overwhelmed, try to change these thoughts and practice gently. You can also do one breathing cycle with an experienced Rebirthing Breathworker in order to free up your breathing.

 

The more I breathe the more energy I feel.

I enjoy breathing.

The more I breathe the more alive I feel.

 

When electrons increase their energy they take a leap in frequency level. Breathing has an accumulative effect. When we breathe consciously we are introducing more energy into our body, and suddenly one day you make a quantum leap.

 

 

Spiritual purification practices with the five elements (earth, air, fire, water and mind) are simple and effective techniques that can be used daily to clean and balance our energetic and physical body. These practices increase our vitality and give us more energy, health, self-esteem, peace, joy, love and creativity in our lives. They help us to live fully. When our energetic body is clean we are naturally blessed as the Energy flows through us. The emotional problems, imbalances, diseases start in the mind. Our erroneous way of thinking, of interpreting what is happening gets registered in our emotional body before materializing in the physical body. Our emotions and those of the people surrounding us also affect our energetic field. So does the place we're at. This is why it is important to learn how to clean our energetic body and to clean it often, to heal and prevent diseases, to maintain high energy levels and a feeling of inspiration (which means in the Spirit) and happiness. By directly experiencing these practices we can understand their value. Sometimes we feel the effects in the moment and other times it is necessary to practice for some time before we begin to feel something, when the negative mass that was preventing the flow of Energy is moved and transformed.

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