Once each year I offer a special series of talks that is meant to illuminate the nondual path for those who are still seeking answers, who might benefit from certain clarifications, or who have come to appreciate the subtle reminders that tend to emerge. Wherever you are on the pathless path, this series covers the most common themes of spiritual practice and spiritual awakening; putting them into a well-defined context that facilitates insight and understanding. This series is offered freely, there are no prerequisites, and you need not be familiar with the topics discussed. All you need is a sincere interest in your own Being and a willingness to encounter yourself with honesty.
Note: While primarily presented in a nondual spiritual context that is common to all contemplative wisdom traditions, the themes and methods that we’ll be discussing are also represented within modern psychological theories and therapeutic models such as Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Relational Frame Theory, Internal Family Systems Theory, Existential Theory, Transpersonal Theory, and more…
The Journey Home (to a place you never left)
This series has been canceled for 2020 due to scheduling conflicts. I have embedded the audio and video files from last year’s series below. If the embedded videos are not working, you can go directly to my YouTube channel and look for the CoC19 videos that are listed.
Series Introduction In this video I introduce the series and explain the structural approach that was used.
Group Session 1 – Tilting in the Direction of Awakening In this session, we talk about the nature of an authentic spiritual awakening as a ‘seeing through’ of conceptual reality, into the infinite space of our Being which ultimately leads to a completely embodied expression of wisdom, compassion, joy, and virtue. Please note that this session was recorded in an audio-only format and includes some unfortunate background noises from a mic that was left open during the first part of the session.
Group Session 2 – Loving, Trusting, and Honoring Yourself In this session, we explore the sense of unworthiness that so many of us experience in our daily lives, and how to begin loving ourselves, trusting ourselves, and honoring the journey that is unfolding before us until we arrive at a state of greater peace and harmony within ourselves.
Group Session 3 – Practicing Mindfulness and Meditation In this session, we discuss the purpose and foundations of mindfulness and explore a variety of meditation and self-inquiry techniques that can serve as practical tools throughout the awakening process and help us move through whatever is arising in the present moment.
Group Session 4 – Facing and Letting Go of Your Pain In this session, we discuss the challenging topic of psychological suffering and what it’s inviting us to investigate, address, or let go of; revealing deep insights about how our attachments are exposed in the light of awareness and present us with an opportunity for true healing.
Group Session 5 – Paying Attention to Synchronicity In this session, we discuss the phenomena of synchronicity as the language of the universe that is teaching us, guiding us, and revealing our true essential nature, the timeless perfection of being, and the intelligent aliveness of life that is ever-present and unerring in its wisdom.
Group Session 6 – Being Wary of Your Traps In this session, we talk about the appearance of ‘traps’; what they are, how they ensnare us and what they have to teach us as we fall down, get up, and fall down again, over and over until we’ve learned how to walk the infinite last mile in complete acceptance of life’s great mystery.
Group Session 7 – The Dance of Fear and Surrender In this session, we revisit the major themes that have been addressed during this series and discuss the appearance of fear, uncertainty, and doubt that will present itself at each stage of the awakening journey – how to be with it, move beyond it, and learn from it. Please note that this session was recorded while I was on vacation and was never edited in the same manner as the other videos in this series.
This series is freely offered.
—Bradley Bemis is an Orlando-based spiritual teacher of non-duality and Self-realization, an inner presence coach and guide, and is currently working toward his Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He offers a combination of public discourses and private sessions for those who are interested in exploring the enlightened insights of nondual wisdom. Learn more at: https://awakeningintolife.com/aboutbradley