Conversations with a Master Spiritual Teacher.
Explore everything spiritual through the deepest self-inquiry as student Lisa Berry asks Master Spiritual Teacher GP Walsh the kinds of questions you would ask an elder, a wise man, or a sage and receive direct, simple, comprehensive, and deeply human lessons and teachings.
GP has been teaching for over 30 years and is skilled in many differing spiritual practices and traditions. Lisa, a veteran broadcast and 5 time bestselling author, is new to non-dual self-inquiry. This combination of GP's wisdom of experience and the freshness of Lisa's new discoveries creates a truly unique and approachable setting for exploring the most important question in the human kingdom, "Who am I really?"
Regular hour long episodes will be interspersed with talks from GP, excerpts from his weekly satsangs and transformational meditations.
This show can be watched live every Tuesday at 12pm Eastern and GP's satangs can be watched every Sunday at 3pm Eastern. Both are feely available at https://YouTube.com/GPWalsh.
Episode 014 - Ancestral Burdens The Buck Stops Here! - The Flow from OM School Live
There was a time, and not that long ago, that we were completely at the mercy of our heritage. We adopted the values, morals and assumptions of our parents and the culture in which we all lived. We were fish, at the mercy of the pond.
But something has changed. This strange thing called awakening has started to happen. Some of us began to question whether the way things were are the way they have to be.
Of course, there have always been people in history who have done that. Some completely transformed culture. Others ended up barbecued on a stake.
But never has it happened on such a massive scale as to cause disruption and even chaos, not just in one isolate place, but everywhere.
But, while we can look outward at the current turmoil of the world, that is only a reflection of the deeper alchemy at work within our own hearts.
The liberation of the world and all the social systems it contains, can only occur following the liberation of individual human souls.
Breaking the long chain of ancestral burdens requires deep self examination, in the bright light of wisdom. And at the heart of that wisdom is a simple insight.
Your conditioning was your training not your being
None of us escaped childhood without enormous parts of our natural brilliance repressed. Our parents did to us what their parents did to them. And their parents did to them and so on and so on and so on back into the primordial soup.
What is different now though is that many. many of us are aware of it.
We are recognizing conditioning as conditioning.
Thus it is not essentially who we are.
As far as I am concerned this is the second biggest discovery a human being can make. And it opens the door to the biggest discovery of all... what you essentially are.
That recognition of conditioning as conditioning sets in motion a process, a practice, a sadhana. The ancestral burden has infiltrated every aspect of individual life; thought, emotion and sensation and thus has shaped all experience.
Integrating this wisdom into your everyday life is the true spiritual path. And that opens the door to a stunning realization. Since the current state of the world is a reflection of the inner state of the human collective i have a power I didn't know I had.
My individual, every day embodiment of freedom from conditioning
is, simultaneously, the liberation and healing of the entire world
Your liberation from ancestral burdens is the liberation of the whole.
Do you want to save the world? Well, now you know how. The buck really does stop here.
Join myself and host/producer Lisa Berry for the next episode of "The Flow" every Tuesday at 12 noon eastern time. at http://youtube.com/gpwalsh or in the private facebook group https://facebook.com/groups/gpwalsh
Episode 013 - Mind Body Continuum - It's All One Thing
Learn to read symptoms not only as problems to be overcome but as messages to be heeded.” - Gabor Maté!
Body IS Mind - Mind IS Body
If a guitar plays its lowest note and then plays its highest note, is it not the same instrument? Are they not both just a different singing of the same source?
So it is with the body and mind. They are different notes of the same scale, different waves of the same ocean, different vibrations of the same instrument, different aspects of the same consciousness. Yes, they are all consciousness. Like all color is a different vibration of light, all forms are just different vibrations of consciousness.
The mind, as an instrument of memory and temporary organization, distorts the actual oneness of all things. It creates borders where there are none. Like the borders between countries, the boundaries of mind/body/emotion are only in the mind. Because it is incapable of seeing the invisible field of oneness from which everything emerges, it mistakes the countless faces of eternity for separate, isolated things.
We are all different faces on the very same One Soul.
It is popular today to think that thoughts create feelings. Hold the thought to generate the feeling to manifest the sensation or thing. I beg to disagree. That is like trying to say the circle begins at some point on the circle. It is a continuum. It has no beginning or end point.
Thought, feeling and sensation are one. Experience starts at no particular point in this triad, just as no song originates in the piano. From the piano's viewpoint, when any one key is touched, the entire instrument vibrates. The one who has touched it, to the piano, remains forever a mystery. It is an invisible hand, stroking the keys, bringing the instrument to life.
We do not refer to the piano as the key/string/soundboard thing. It is piano. It is one. Even so the body/mind/emotion continuum or singularity, is simply life. It is one. And to that one, like the piano, the identity of the hands that vibrate it into expression, will remain a mystery.
Join myself and host/producer Lisa for the next episode of "The Flow" every Tuesday at 12 noon eastern time. at http://youtube.com/gpwalsh or in the private facebook group https://facebook.com/groups/gpwalsh
Episode 012 - Mabon: The Equinox - The Harmonious Flow of Opposites
The equinox is the single moment, the exact center between the flow of opposites. It is the fulcrum, the balance point. Everything is equal.
Dark and Light
Birth and Death
Masculine and Feminine
Divine and Human
As long as humanity has been around, this relentless flow has been acknowledged and celebrated.
It was understood and accepted, that at the Autumnal conjunction, we would be heading into darkness, but that there would once again be a resurrection of the sun.
The darkness will pass and the time of planting and dancing on the warming earth would come again.
But now was the time of harvest. The time to gather into the storehouses all that has be gleaned from the days in the golden sun.
Releasing attachment to that which cannot be held, for the flow will dance quickly past the point of equilibrium. It is an eternal dance.
The cycles of time pulsate in the world, in the cosmos and in our own bodies. If we accept, wholeheartedly the fleeting moment of the equinox, the never ending flow of perpetual harmony, the cycles within cycles within cycles, we find the timeless. It is a mysterious paradox and you are at its center.
So dance and celebrate what can't be held, the fleeting moment that is eternal.
Join GP and host/producer Lisa Berry for the next episode of "The Flow" every Tuesday at 12 noon eastern time. at http://youtube.com/gpwalsh or in the private facebook group https://facebook.com/groups/gpwalsh
Epoisode 011 - The Influence of Others - Negating the Vampires in our Lives
We have or have had people come into our lives that seem to have been put there for the sole purpose of making you miserable. They seem to inspire shame, guilt, self-doubt. They encourage self-deprecation, feed off of your low self-esteem and they never seem to tire of pointing out why you should feel bad about yourself.
Yes, despite all of your supposedly horrible habits and apparent worthlessness, they seem want to continue to be around you.
I could spend all day talking about the kind of mind that ends up as an emotional vampire but I would much rather show you how to become free of their influence. Why is it we just don't seem capable of negating their assertions?
As my teacher Mooji likes to say, "The best salesman in the world can't sell you if you don't buy."
How do we negate these folks who are so good at finding and pushing just the right buttons. The answer is mindnumpingly simple.
Deactivate the buttons.
It is useless to try to get the shark to become a vegan or the scorpion to become a pro-life advocate. So instead, I want to focus, not on the salesman, but on the buyer.
“Wanting to reform the world without discovering one's true self is like trying to cover the world with leather to avoid the pain of walking on stones and thorns. It is much simpler to wear shoes.” ― Ramana Maharshi
Something within you agrees with the vampire's assertions or it could not possibly land and stick. The skilled vampire knows how to find and exploit these energetic weaknesses in you. They find the button that will compel you to give them what they want, even against your conscious will.
Bear in mind that they too are quite unconscious that they are doing it. They have just gotten used to getting what they want, have become oblivious to the needs and feelings of others and have learned no moral repugnance for this behavior that would put an end to it. Just as an aside, this is the real nature of politics.
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, the only way out of this is to know yourself as you actually are.
The emotional and psychological vampires can only feed on you when you don't know that all their assertions are false. When you know who you are, their assertions become utterly laughable. You see them for what they are, a mirror of their own self-hatred, projected on anyone who will accept it as their own.
Moreover, the more you know who you are, those same unfortunate creatures simply won't be drawn to you. They instinctively recognize their prey and you are no longer that. Then quite naturally, those who are desirous of genuine communion and intimacy will be drawn to you. And that is, of course, what you are really wanting.
Episode 010 - When Goals Go Bad - The Destructive External Focus
Goals are touted as the answer to all of our desires for success. But, more often than not, they fall flat, they don't move the needle and we just run out of energy for them.
None the less, we are constantly bombarded with stories of those intrepid souls that persevere and never give up on their dream (usually when they are trying to sell you some program) and Facebook is awash with memes promising that victory is just around the corner.
Truth is, when there are internal forces, that are dead set against anything in your life changing, it doesn't matter how much effort you put it or how many courses you take or how many coaches or motivational speakers you listen to, nothing is going to change.
Goals are a nice sounding way of focusing attention outward on external achievement.
That makes the pursuit of goals inherently flawed because there is nothing out there that can bring you happiness.
I know this a radical stance. But I have watched so many people spend years pursuing something and never achieving it and so many people who do attain something but it doesn't deliver liked they had hoped.
And then they blame themselves, like somehow this process of goal achievement was somehow sacrosanct and, if they don't deliver, it is the fault of the person and never the system.
It is an equally radical idea that nothing in the external world can make you happy. But this has been the message of saints and sages for all time. And, even though we have seen even the greatest attainments fade into oblivion, we don't question the obvious.
If all we really want is happiness and all this stuff never really delivers it. Isn't it time we look elsewhere? And, since we have pretty much exhausted ourselves and our planet in the external pursuit of it, isn't it time we turn to the one place we haven't really looked?
Join myself and host/producer for the next episode of "The Flow" every Tuesday at 12 noon eastern time. at http://youtube.com/gpwalsh or in the private facebook group https://facebook.com/groups/gpwalsh
Episode 009 - the Scarcity Delusion - How To Eliminate Mankind's Biggest Fear
Scarcity is our biggest fear. It strikes right at the heart of need to feel safe and, consciously or unconsciously, we are always engaged with this fundamental assumption.
But consider this... scarcity is a delusion.
This wasn't always true, of course. At one time we humans were completely dependent on the natural environment and sometimes there really wasn't enough and we paid the ultimate price.
In fact, this was the fact for so much of human history, and the history of our non-human progenitors, going all the way back to the one celled critters.
So it should come as no surprise that this assumption is still very much alive within us.
None the less, we have so evolved as tool makers (a.k.a. technology) that we now have the ability to guarantee food, shelter, education and healthcare to every man, woman and child on the planet. And to do so without endangering anything else..
So why don't we?
Well, that is the nature of delusions. They are believed and lived out to such extent that they appear to actually be true.
And this is what we suffer from.
This assumption of scarcity and lack runs so deep and is so embedded in our psyche that we measure each other's value based on how much they have.
The rich have always been regarded highly, at least since the era of agriculture. There was no such thing prior to that. But, once property became a thing, the wealthy held an elite place. They had, after all, overcome scarcity.
Yet, all the psychological studies about the effect of wealth have found exactly the opposite. The more you have, the less secure you feel.
We seem to get desperate to attain it and then even more desperate to keep it.
Why is this?
There are two reasons:
The fear of scarcity is still embedded in the nervous system and so you can never really feel secure, no matter how much you have and
The attaining of wealth no longer merely means you are more likely to survive, it is also the designation of your status in the culture. So now it is not just your body's need, it is the need of your ego.
Is there a solution? Yes, of course.
Firstly, we become conscious that this force is within us and begin to reconcile with it. Consciousness brings power, light and healing to everything it comes in contact with.
Secondly, we need rediscover the power of community, the deeper meaning of Tribe.
I could go on about this forever but this is an email, not a book. So instead, join us
for the next episode of "The Flow" every Tuesday at 12 noon eastern time. at http://youtube.com/gpwalsh or in the private facebook group https://facebook.com/groups/gpwalsh