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!