‘NON-ORDINARY STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS” and enhanced states of awareness helps to  OPEN THE HEART and  achieve deeper connection  to our inner wisdom and inner healer.

Opening the heart allows our inner wisdom and true self to fully shine.  The ways of being a true and clear healing channel is to work with an open heart and to allow the channels to flow freely.  Intuition flows freely and unreservedly when the heart chakra is open. The heart chakra links up to the throat chakra and to the ears. The ears link to the telepathic centres and to the voice of wisdom.

The heart meridian according to Oriental medicine theory, flows from the heart along each arm and terminates at the end of the little finger. The pericardium channel which the traditional oriental acupuncturists  considered  a separate organ, (being the emotional body of the heart), ends in the middle finger, flows via the palm. There is a triangular shaped region in the centre of each palm called the heart  palm chakra . This is the  hand communication region of the body, for channeling energy, no matter which healing system is used.

When the heart chakra is open the telepathic centres are open and we can access the voice of our inner most self , the voice of spirit, the voice of our inner wisdom, and inner healer.  When we silence the chatter of our minds we can also more easily access this deep communication. When we have busy minds full of chatter we block this voice of wisdom.

In the traditional cultures there have always been ways to access what are known as “altered states of consciousness”, otherwise known as “non-ordinary states of consciousness”, or enhanced states of consciousness.  These methods are still very much practiced in many parts of the world.

The monks, both buddist and Christian, the Hindu priests, and shamans, the Mamus of South American indigenous people, the African also our own traditional people, the Druids, and the Celts used meditation, breathwork, silence, drumming, fasting, herbal plants, teas, specific foods to access deep contemplation.

In  Eastern Countries, such as China, Japan, Korea, Hongkong and Singapore, use of Acupuncture  Chigong, and meditation and in India, Yoga, and meditation and chant  were used and are still used to bringing about spiritual awareness and deep contemplation.

Different systems of breathing also help  to reach enhanced states of awareness  enabling us to access parts of our minds otherwise locked of.

Holotropic Breathwork is a system which was developed by Dr. Stanaslov Grof in the 60’s whereby he observed that within many of these ancient civilizations methods to  facilitate these enhanced states could easily be achieved.  The dream-time states which the aborigional communities still operate from were once the norm in the society of Australia. There they were and are still in constant communication with open hearts and pure telepathic channels to the spirit world and to their inner guides.

Deep healing and deep insights can occur when we open our hearts. Past incarnational information can be imparted while delving into the unconsciousness mind. Direct access to God\Goddess \Divine Mother\Father Sky.  For many people this is important to help them find   their way through the maze and the mystery of life.

In current times with all the hectic high energy of modern western culture,    the  closure of  our hearts seems to be in order so as  to survive this harsh fast world of business and industrialization  It has allowed our intuitive natures not to be so honoured  as they  used to be by both ourselves and our society.

Living in concrete jungle land whereby the strong open hearted force of Nature is far removed, does not help those people who have no other choice of dwelling place. The beauty of nature and of Mother Earth is far removed and as such the ability to maintain this open heartedness can be very challenging.

Never has there been such a need for groups and communities of people who are able to access these states of innate wisdom which will help to guide them and counter balance the negative closed hearted energy of  modern ‘civilization’.

By holding this energy within ourselves, by keeping our telepathic centres of communication open, to receive the wisdom from our ancesters and from our own innate  higher wisdom,  we can also help to keep ourselves and our loved ones well and strong during this tumultuous time of change, and transformation.

Kate Curtis offers at Danu lodge, personal growth and Holotropic Breathwork workshops, along with different systems of healing which help each person gain a deeper understanding of themselves, and of their true nature. www.danulodge.com.