Natural Rest, the book

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Scott Kiloby’s book, Natural Rest is due out any day now. Fred Davis has written a lengthy and wonderful post about it on his blog, Awakening Clarity. Fred also has a book out on addiction and recovery, Beyond Recovery. Addiction and non-duality appear to be natural, inevitable philosophical bedfellows.

Everyone has an addiction. ~ Scott Kiloby

Next weekend is the premiere Freedom from Compulsion Intensive in Dallas. Unfortunately, I will be unable to attend due to family health emergencies that require that I be near the phone these days. Julianne Eanniello and Deena Wade will be there with Scott, introducing the CI to a small and intimate group of participants. I’m looking forward to hearing all about the event, and expect great things from these 3 folks.

If you were unable to make it to the Dallas Compulsion Intensive, there is still time to sign up for the Boulder Freedom from Compulsion Intensive, to be held in March. Hope to see many of you there.

Let freedom ring. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Experience Freedom First-Hand; A New Paradigm.

We have 2 preliminary Freedom From Compulsion Intensives lined up for January, 2013. The first is in Boulder, Colorado, the weekend of January4th-6th, at Prajna Studio. The second is in Dallas, Texas, the weekend of January 25th-27th, at the Connective Hub.

These 2 intensives will be unique in that there will only be 20 seats available, with 2 Facilitators. Scott Kiloby and I will be giving hands-on attention in a small group setting, with 10 participants for each facilitator. Because it’s a test, or beta group, the fee is reduced for these 2 ground-breaking weekends only.

This is a unique opportunity, with limited seating available, to get in on the ground floor of an inquiry that, based on our experience thus far, is setting people free in so many ways.

Last week at the Science and Non Duality conference (SAND), there were many truly amazing speakers, and a great deal of clarity in evidence. It was noted, however, that the format of a teacher sitting in front of a group of seekers, is still the primary mode of passing along the dharma, so to speak. In my experience, both as a facilitator, and as one who participated in satsangs, this, or any understanding of this, cannot be gleaned through passively sitting and listening to someone else telling you what it looks and feels like. All too often, this can lead to the unquestioned assumption that it is the teacher that knows, that abides “there,” which can lead to more less-than, and not-there-yet assumptions; thus more satsangs, and more seeking. These intensives are designed to promote an experiential seeing, or knowing, in contrast to the dualistic paradigm of a teacher imparting testimony to a student. We’re offering a new paradigm that levels outdated distinctions between teacher and seeker, whereby second-hand knowledge is translated into first-hand experience.

Yes, there will be the two of us facilitating, but talking about what this is about will be kept to a minimum. Experiencing it for yourself, as your Self, is the intention. But that’s just in relation to seeking, which is only one observed, beneficial impact of the CI. Not everyone is seeking enlightenment. Some just want to get through the day without drinking, popping pills, eating another slice of pie, or gambling away their life savings.

In our experience of working with others using the CI, it has been consistently observed that loss of compulsion in one area of life leads to the falling away of compulsion in general. If your life feels compromised or constrained by a compulsive behavior—the need to do something, be with someone, or ingest something to feel better, come see what freedom feels like without that compulsion.

Again, seating is limited, and we had people already signed up, for Boulder and for Dallas, even before we officially made a widespread announcement to the general public. Class size and the price of admission will most likely go up for future intensives, though it will always be kept to no more than 10 participants per facilitator. Come join us for the Freedom From Compulsive Intensive, and see for yourself what this freedom thing is all about. Register now at ScottKilobytalks.com.

Here’s a taste, a testimony, from a session yesterday:

Just had a food CI with Colette.

One little word to trigger the story.

Safe.

One 46 yr old memory.

Colette pulling things apart.

Mind trying to keep thoughts, images and sensations glued together to create a dramatic story & sense of self.

Not enough impetus to hold it together.

The story ended in laughter.

Thank you, Colette!
Now, there’s one less groove in this old record. ~ Kari S.