Sunday, May 31, 2009


Here are two perspectives on self-love.

Spiritual guidance tells us that we can only love others to the degree that we love ourselves. Interestingly enough, self-love is apparently one of the hardest hurdles for most of us to clear. It may help you to learn that self-love can be approached in two different ways.

The first is from the perspective of the personality. Our personalities know only conditional love. This translates into, "I love myself when I meet my own expectations of what it means to be loveable." While we meet the grade in some ways, invariably we fail in others and as a result, we withhold from ourselves the

unconditional love we all deserve as a birthright.

We can work on self-love at the personality level by letting go of judgment. Become an impartial witness to yourself and allow whatever is happening to be, without criticism. We always do our best and we can learn to realize that that's enough.

Fortunately, our souls offer another possibility for self-love.  Our souls ARE love. At the soul level, we don't need to learn to love ourselves because we are love already. Our challenge is to open to the love that exists as our essence. This is easier said than done, of course. It takes conscious practice and awareness

to uncover the innate love at the core of our being. Still, set the intention and you will move closer.

In quiet moments, close your eyes and imagine a radiant light of love burning brightly inside you. Know that you are formed of the love that is the ground of all creation.


"I understand that my love for myself is the greatest possession I will ever have. Love for myself comes into being only when I accept and experience my feelings as they are, at this very moment, both pleasant and unpleasant. As I welcome my painful self, it heals. Loving myself provides the power for transformation." - John Ruskan

"The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed." 

-- Krishnamurti

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Dyad Workshop In San Diego Saturday June 6th 2009

Dyad Workshop

In San Diego

Saturday June 6th 2009

8:00 am – 5 pm

$79 at the door

Pre-register only $39

 On Saturday June 6th Greg Clowminzer will spend a relaxed day exploring the power of dyads. With dyads we set aside the normal learning culture of books and knowledge gained through training. Using dyads we learn to trust ourselves and to speak from that place of inner awareness. This inner awareness takes time and support and it can't be rushed. Wisdom grows for each in it's own way.

Experience directly the power of bring in a dyad! Allow yourself the freedom to be and know your true self. Allow this knowledge to be deep, not just on the level with intellectual ideas within a ‘what if’ simulation of reality. Allow your whole being to go beyond conceptualizations in a direct experience of reality, within a way it really is, in a complete union with truth.

 In the words of Eihei Dogen - a Japanese Zen Master who lived between 1200 and 1253 said “To study the Way is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be enlightened by all things. To be enlightened by all things is to remove the barriers between one's self and others. Then there is no trace of enlightenment, though enlightenment itself continues into one's daily life endlessly.”

 To register for this event please call Greg at 760-930-9604

Awakening the Dreamer Changing the Dream Symposium June 11th 2009

Join us June 11th from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Awakening the Dreamer Symposium Trailer from Pachamama Alliance on Vimeo.

At the heart of the initiative is the Awakening the Dreamer Changing the Dream Symposium.

Through dynamic group interactions, leading edge information, and inspiring multimedia, participants of this half-day event are inspired to reconnect with their deep concern for our world, and are empowered to make a difference.

Designed with the collaboration of some of the finest scientific, indigenous and activist minds in the world, the Symposium explores the current state of our planet from a new perspective, and connects participants with a powerful global movement to reclaim our future.

It is an exploration of four questions

  • Where Are We? – an examination of the state of environmental, social and personal well-being
  • How did We Get Here? – tracing the root causes that lead to our current imbalance
  • What’s Possible for the Future? – discovering new ways of relating with each other, with the Earth and looking at the emerging Movement for change
  • Where Do We Go from Here? – considering the stand we want to be in the world and our personal and collective impact

If you are ready to be disturbed, inspired and moved to action, and to be introduced to a thriving community of committed cohorts, then join us in exploring the most critical concerns of our times, and discover new opportunities to make a real difference in accelerating the emergence of an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, and socially just human presence on this planet!

This is a free event.

Space is limited!

Contact Greg Clowminzer at 760-930-9604 to reserve your spot.