Finding Peace and Healing Body Mind and Soul

Barbara Ann Brennan - Healer.

Not sure how old the photo.  Barbara Ann Brennan's book, "Light Emerging," was published in 1993.
Not sure how old the photo. Barbara Ann Brennan's book, "Light Emerging," was published in 1993.

Most of us spend our lives longing for something.

Welcome to Finding Peace and Healing Body Mind and Soul.

Most of us spend our lives longing for something. We generally can’t define exactly what it is: happiness, fulfillment, peace, some sort of certainty that our lives have of meaning. This longing is, of course, well known and certain people – I call them great people – have come forward and devoted their lives to finding answers to this problem, and then endeavoured to teach the rest of us what they have learned.

There are hundreds of modern day spiritual teachers.

We could go to great lengths and list the hundreds of dedicated teachers from the past, the saints, the philosophers, the mystics and even those who have founded our religions. We owe a great debt to them. But they have their reward, I’m sure. Rather, I write here of today’s teachers, and there are many of them. The bookshelves in by study bulge with their works: Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Louise Hay, Roger Walsh, Stuart Wilde, Edgar Cayce, The Delai Llama – I’m simply running my eyes along my shelves...there are so many.

The Auric Egg - Chakras and auric fields.

The chakras function as intake organs for energy from the universal life energy field, which we can also call the universal health field all around us.
The chakras function as intake organs for energy from the universal life energy field, which we can also call the universal health field all around us. | Source

Introducting Barbara Brennan

However, in this Hub I would like to mention one modern day teacher in particular. I make mention of her because she has provided what I regard as the most in-depth analysis of the human condition as it pertains to our health and well being, that I’ve ever read. I don’t know how well known she is, but there are details about her on Google. Her name: Barbara Ann Brennan. I have on my desk before me as I write this, a huge paper-back book, a tome, really, called Light Emerging –The Journey of Personal Healing. It’s A4 size, has 341 pages and heaps of illustrations, both black-and-white and coloured. But more than that, it has some of the most insightful stuff into the human condition I’ve ever read. It is terrific!

Finding Peace and Healing Body Mind and Soul.

Without going into a lot of detail, I find that Barbara’s concepts and ideas equate very much to my own experiences in Vipassana Meditation, a technique of insightful meditation that I’ve now been practicing twice daily for nearly twenty-five years. Barbara talks of “Frozen Psychic Time Conglomerates,” which are commonly referred to as ‘Sankharas’ in Vipassana. To quote just one short passage in Chapter One.

Kirlian Photograph of a woman's aura - head and shoulders only.

Different colours, including shades, brightness, intensities, darker spots, stability and  shifting patterns, all have meaning to the trained clairvoyant -  who doesn't need Kirlian photography to 'see' our auras.
Different colours, including shades, brightness, intensities, darker spots, stability and shifting patterns, all have meaning to the trained clairvoyant - who doesn't need Kirlian photography to 'see' our auras.

We wall off the deeper part ourselves. We hide behind our ego masks.

“We wall off our wounds. By walling off our wounds, we also wall off our connections with our deeper center or core. Since the creative process comes from the core within us, we have also walled off our creative process. We have literally walled off the deeper part of ourselves from our conscious awareness and our exterior life.”

Barbara then goes on to say:

 

Pain is repressed and held in our auric fields.

“The pain we have repressed started very early in our childhood, many times even before birth, in the womb. Each time since early childhood when we have stopped the flow of energy in a painful event, we froze that event both in energy and time. That is what we call a block in our auric field. Since the auric field is composed of energy-consciousness, a block IS frozen energy consciousness. The part of our psyche associated with that event also froze in the moment we stopped the pain. That part of our psyche remains frozen until we thaw it out...”

I’ll continue with my own writing here...

 

Energies travelling across auric fields of people relating to one another.

Frozen hangs ups, fears, phobias and traumas stay in us. But there are ways to dissolve them.

There are many ways in which those frozen hang ups, traumas, phobias and fears can be made to become ‘unfrozen.’ There are ways to dissolve them. I won’t go into what they are here; the Hub would become too long. However, I will say that the technique of Vipassana Meditation that I practice (that as taught by Mr. S.N Goenka) also does this. One systematically releases them from the layers they’re caught up in within our bodies (I say bodies rather than body, for I’m including our interpenetrating auric fields as bodies here) This is done by sharply focusing ones entire attention and penetrating into the bodies in a systematic way. There is no imagination in Vipassana. No visualization. No affirmations, manras or chanting. One simply stays with the reality. But the reality one finds as one goes deeply within, is not the reality most people are familiar with. But I’ll say no more on that.

Mr. S N Goenka or Goenkaji, as he is affectionately called.

Not a 'guru' but a master teacher of Vipassana Meditation.
Not a 'guru' but a master teacher of Vipassana Meditation.

Emerging Light is a masterpiece.

Barbara Brennan’s book, Light Emerging, is a masterpiece. And apparently it’s not her only work. An earlier book on the same subject – that I haven’t sighted – is every bit as good, apparently. That one’s called, Hands of Light.

As a teacher of what is most important to us – I commend her to you.

I hope you enjoyed reading Finding Peace and Healing Body Mind and Soul.

 

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Dee aka Nonna 5 years ago

Tom, I found this hub most enlightening. I have the authors you mention and, I'm sure, most of the books by them in my personal library. In all my research I've never run across information about Barbara Brenna or Vipassana Meditation by Mr. Goenka. I will be looking for resources by and about them. I loved the fact that you say there is no chanting or mantra's, etc. involved. I think what make many people lose interest is the busyiness of our lives and by the time we can devote to meditation, prayer or any other former of higher power or inner communication we are just too tired

Thanks Tom for sharing this wonderful information. Looking forward to your next eye-opener!!

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