Entries by Catherine Dowling

What is Breathwork? (Part 2 of more)

If you live primarily in your mind, getting beyond it can be a tough job.  When it comes to getting beyond mind, Breathwork can be your best friend. So what is Breathwork?  It’s using your breathing to access the world inside each of us, the fascinating, jumbled, wonderful world of contradictions, the good and the […]

Getting Rationality Out of The Way.

  Conscious, aware connection with the life force is natural, but there are road blocks along the way.  One of the  biggest blocks of all is our dependence on rationality.  Einstein again, “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the […]

What is Breathwork? (Part 1 of more)

The way is sometimes easy, smooth, a downhill trip.  It happens naturally as we go through life.  We have an insight, a transformation.  Sometimes we recognize that it’s the result of days or weeks  or even years spent mulling over things, facing hard facts and processing our emotions.   And sometimes it seems to happen spontaneously, […]

The Mystic Emotion

Albert Einstein once wrote, “The finest emotion of which we are capable is the mystic emotion. Herein lies the germ of all art and all true science.”  Mysticism is an old and beautiful word.  It predates terms like peak states, out of body experiences, mojo.  It means the experience of aware union with the life […]

What does mysticism really mean? It means the way to attain knowledge. It’s close to philosophy, except in philosophy you go horizontally while in mysticism you go vertically. -Elie Wiesel

What is Spirituality in Action

Spirituality is who we are, the life within us, the life around us.  It’s the air we breathe and the ground we walk upon.  It is our nature and our substance, our world and everything in that world.  It’s the continuum of life as we know it. Spirituality goes by many names – god, Buddha, […]