The purpose of my life is to Raise Consciousness June 27, 2015
Since a child living at the Ferryland Lighthouse, I’ve been spiritually inclined. My father, Gerald Squires a well-known artist and my mother Gail, a potter with my sister, Esther, a singer at the time were my artistic and spiritual family. I watched my mother mediate. I wanted to learn.
In Toronto 1978 and 9, I went to SEED, an alternative school for grade 9 and 10. I was introduced to yoga in a church. I studied modern dance at the Toronto Dance Theatre. At age 15 and 16, I was immersed in spiritual inquiry with my SEED friends. The age 17 – 19 I visited Montreal and Sutton, Quebec from St. John’s NL to live with my fellow guru brothers and sisters. I started my own yoga and meditation practice at age 16 and finally met my teacher in 1983, Kullu, India at age 20. I studied there for 17 years.
What inspires me the most? I love experiencing with others the deepest intimacy. Intimacy such that I get that that other is in fact ME; they are some form of a reflection of myself. This is the nature of enlightenment. I love sharing authentically while intending to broaden my awareness of what is REAL and stretch my limited sense of self.
In India, living in an ashram with our teacher, I was daily immersed in the company of Truth Talk. We discussed what are false mental beliefs and what is eternally True. This discernment practice continues to this day.
It is I who empowers my mind to believe what my thoughts claim to be true. But it is also I who is the one who produces my thoughts, witnesses my thoughts and withdraws into the non thinking meditative state.
So what is True? ME, I am eternal. What is False? The changing thoughts, body processes and emotional ups and downs that can be witnessed by ME.
To live in the state of raised consciousness means to be established in the awareness that I am the creator of my experience. I raise consciousness when I direct my intention to connect with another’s eternal and unchanging soul. We breathe into each other’s soul through authentic sharing and Truth Enquiry until we both or we all are remembering our original nature of ONE LIGHT.
I welcome you to share my purpose in raising consciousness. Join me in a yoga class, a yoga philosophy session, a mind clearing session, the Yoga Enlightenment Studies Program, Lotus Yoga teacher training, meditation sessions, courses and retreats, Enlightenment Retreats and also in the country at the Tree of Life retreat center.
Together we can raise our consciousness and in turn help raise other ‘s consciousness.