Integral Life Practice-Breathwork

Since I first read Integral Life Practice (https://www.terrypatten.com/integral-life-practice/) I have tried to keep up a routine that would satisfy the 4 core modules of Body, Mind, Spirit and Shadow!

My applications have changed and evolved throughout the some 15 years of endeavors and one of my recent ones is Ecstatic Breathwork with Scott Schwenk. Scott is Integrally informed, and is a meditation teacher as well. http://www.scottschwenk.com

Some of the benefits of this practice are clearing the lungs, topping of the vagus nerve, oxygenating the blood, clearing energy blocks, opening the heart center, receiving insights and grace. I recently wrote a thank you blog here to the young leaders (https://integralfutures.com/2020/06/10/thank-you-to-the-leadership-of-the-future/) and I consider Scott to be one of these.

This past week, I had a grace insight where I truly got and felt that all the traditions (Christ, Buddha, Krishna, the Great Mother, etc) love me. I know that intellectually of course, but I didn’t really feel it in my body until an Ecstatic Breathwork session with Scott facilitating. I had this boundary around Christ and love because I felt like it would be a betrayal to my Christ foundation if I didn’t. A pretty clear case of my cognition and emotional body not being aligned.

I have professed to being a Monist (all is one) and studied Sufism, Zen Buddhism, Hinduism and others for decades but never let that love boundary down. With the Breathwork that energetic boundary released and grace flooded in with tears of joy and gratitude on my part. I truly included the others and added them to those that love me! What freedom that feels like, and empowering! I didn’t try to do it. It just happened. That’s how Grace works!

I will not be so arrogant to say my path should be the same as yours. You may have other modalities that are best suited for you and your circumstances. I just encourage doing “the work” of an Integral Life Practice, as I wish benefits for everyone.🙏❤️

So, what is your practice and how has it benefited you? I would love to hear about it!

Author: Terry Collins

Foresight consultant and a lecturer and researcher at the University of Houston in the College of Technology. In the Project Management Department she teaches Leadership and Team Building to graduate students. In the Human Development and Consumer Science Department she teaches Human Ecosystems and Technological Change to undergraduates online. As a researcher she has worked in conjunction with the University of Houston Foresight Department and the Lumina Foundation on Student Needs 2025+. Led and mentored the "Emerging Fellows" blogging group for the Association of Professional Futurists. Has also mentored a group for the Women's Energy Network. Terry has given five presentations at the World Futures Society and two at the regional Project Management conference. She has appeared on “Great Day Houston” and moderated a Futures Panel at the Mensa regional conference. Terry has peer-reviewed publications in Foresight, Futures Quarterly Review, and On the Horizon She has a B.A. in Philosophy & a M.S. in Foresight

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