Dale shares a conversation with returning guest Monica Abrahamsen about transforming fear and the practices that allow us to manage fear and anxiety when they hit.
Listen to Dale’s last conversation with Monica about the practice of mantra: Mantra Yoga
Transforming Obstacles (Opening) – Dale looks at what defines tantric practice and distinguishes it from typical yogic practices. He and Monica talk about how we can apply this transformative practice to our fears and destructive habits.
“Yoga is eliminating obstacles, whereas tantra is transmuting the obstacles instantly. When you are having an emotion or sensory experience, you can have a relationship with it as if that is your relationship with the Divine Mother. So that fear is just as much God as non-fear, that whiskey is just as much God as chamomile tea.” – RamDev RamDev
Reconnecting Through Radical Surrender (11:40) – Our fears and conditioning are what give us the illusion of separation. Monica and Dale talk about experiencing feelings of disconnection to their practice and path. What can be done to transform these feelings so that we can be effective members of our community?
“Almost always when fear arises we get fixated on the object of fear that is out there, instead of working with the movement of fear – the feeling of fear itself. What does it really feel like in your body?” – RamDev RamDev
Sitting with Our Fears (22:00) – Although we might intellectually grasp the toothlessness of our fear that knowledge doesn’t guarantee that they no longer afflict us. What can we practice in these moments of fear and anxiety?
“I think that is the frustrating and confusing part, when I know at such a deep level that there is nothing to fear and then I suddenly feel it.” – Monica Abrahamsen
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