Today I have the great pleasure of being the host on Day 4 of the Virtual Blog Tour of author Charlene M. Proctor whose book The Oneness Gospel: Birthing the Christ Consciousness and Divine Human in You launches on Amazon on Tuesday April 24, 2012.
Charlene M. Proctor, Ph.D. is an ordained Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking and a “Deeksha” facilitator trained by the oneness guides from Fiji and India. She is the bestselling author of Let Your Goddess Grow! 7 Spiritual Lessons on Female Power and Positive Thinking and The Women’s Book of Empowerment: 323 Affirmations That Change Everyday Problems Into Moments of Potential. Her Midwestern sensibility and spiritual approach to self-empowerment has helped thousands awaken to their Divine magnificence within.
Author Charlene M. Proctor, Ph.D. has written a new book that brings us back to the Essence of true spirituality. The book, entitled The Oneness Gospel: Birthing the Christ Consciousness and Divine Human in You, is a rich mix of science, spirituality and mysticism that transcends the boundaries of religion, and uplifts the reader to that place of Oneness. An ordained Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking and a Deeksha facilitator trained by the oneness guides from Fiji and India, Charlene’s mission in life is to help awaken to their Divine magnificence within all humanity.
Yesterday, Charlene visited Gill Potter at http://yoursacredpurposeblog.com/2012/04/virtual-interview-with-charlene-m-proctor/, where they talked about biggest diseases, enlightenment and “The dark night of the soul.”
Today, I’d like to share with you a recent interview I had with Charlene when I got to ask her some questions on deeksha, letting go and releasing suffering. I hope you enjoy it.
Mal Duane: I would love to know more about receiving deeksha. Is this something others can do?
Charlene M. Proctor: Many believe enlightenment is a neurobiological event and happens through grace, or the holy presence. It is the ability to disengage from old emotions, traumas, habits, assumptions, traumas, conditioning, and the masks you have constructed in order to survive. Enlightenment is high level of awareness. Indian traditions teach that enlightenment can only be given as a gift of grace, where it facilitates a neurobiological change in the brain.
This neurobiological shift happens through means of a transfer of energy known as the deeksha which is meant to re-pattern the structure and physiology of the brain. At the Oneness University, this blessing was freely given by Sri Amma Bhagavan and has grown as a movement for many years. As a person receives deeksha, they find himself or herself in a state of enlightenment. This is not necessarily a mystical state, but simply a state of experiencing reality as it is, without the limiting filters and conditioning of the human mind. Many westerners are currently seeking this experience.
Receiving deeksha often feels like you are being scrubbed clean. It is an experience of being loved unconditionally, in a state of total bliss, peace, and calm. You feel fully present with no negative emotions or worries. Many report feeling a state of innocence, freedom, and non-judgment.
Mal Duane: What methods do you use to let go of old programming?
Charlene M. Proctor: Filtering life through “old programming” is a widespread experience that many people feel they are living life unconsciously. Their reaction to current day situations stems from past behaviors or experiences that prevent them from living a full life. Old programming is the carryover of emotional patterns. We inherit these patterns from culture and our families. Negative statements such as “women cannot do this” or “you are not good enough” are examples. Religion is responsible for a lot of societal conditioning, as well as old traumas, dramas, or stories. This becomes a ‘knee jerk reaction to living’ and results in a person living on autopilot where every experience is filtered through old programming.
A step toward personal growth is a willingness to release the past and chose the present moment, to a life that is filled with joy and awareness of what is.
Affirmations are positive present day statements that bring awareness of WHAT IS. Remember, all conditioning is negative because it takes away our awareness of what is. We resolve it by being aware, seeing, asking for grace. So, be willing to look at any conditioning that alters your view of reality.
In India, there is a process called Samskara Shuddhi. Shuddhi is a Sanskrit word that translates as “cleansing or purification.” Indeed there are many types of purification. There is physical cleansing that can be achieved through techniques such as nadis shuddhi, alternate nostril breathing. Samskara Shuddhi is the practice of cleansing past impressions, experiences or relationships (samskaras).
You enter a fairly intense process of self-examination during which you are offered the opportunity to see yourself from many facets, including the deep, dark and ugly. You see and clear your emotional issues, your negative conditioning and childhood patterns, and let go of the fixed ideas that have held you in suffering for so long. You then move along into a process of emptying, through which you see “through” the self, and thereby free yourself from the self. From this new state of being, one is prepared for others phases of awakening.
Mal Duane: How can women release suffering?
Charlene M. Proctor: A step toward personal growth is our willingness to release the past and chose the present moment.
With any family there is always some suffering. Carrying huge burdens of magnitude or watching a family member spiral into a personal hell is not easy. There is emotional suffering for all involved with diseases, such as cancer, alcoholism, drug addiction, or whatever the family member is going through. Women, and especially mothers, take that on as their own.
Emotional trauma takes a physical toll on a human being and we carry that in our energy layers, our koshas, and it perpetuates disease. These stick in our bodies and are called emotional charges. Prayer and meditation can help release these charges, being blessed by others, affirmative thinking, forgiveness, and opening your heart to someone, no matter the circumstance. Deeksha is important as well, as it helps loosen up the emotional charges in our bodies, and helps us release them.
We, in the West, are experts at suffering management. We stuff our suffering. We go to therapy, eat, drink, complain, get mad at our families, run away, watch TV, shop more, and look for love in the wrong places. We don’t face our suffering head on and allow it to fill us. We need to feel it and stay with that pain until it passes. We think that the way to deal with suffering is to contain and manage it. That is not the key to living in joy and the way to fully experiencing life.
Part of a woman’s suffering is thinking we must live life perfectly, or like a perfect person without anger, being positional, fear, or any negative emotions. We will always have those emotions, as long as we are on the planet. The key to not being in suffering is to move through our negative states quickly and efficiently, without causing harm to others. Recognize when you are suffering and be willing to let it go!
© Charlene M. Proctor Ph.D. The Oneness Gospel: Birthing the Christ Consciousness and Divine Human in You. All Rights Reserved.
I hope you enjoyed this interview with Charlene M. Proctor and that you’ll check out her book The Oneness Gospel: Birthing the Christ Consciousness and Divine Human in You at http://onenessgospel.com/book-launch/pages/pre-launch.html
When you sign up for a reminder, you’ll receive:
- A FREE pass to attend Charlene’s inspiring “Your Journey to Joy Webinar” taught by Charlene and presented by best-selling author Lynn Serafinn. On this uplifting and informative webinar, Charlene will talk about how we develop our belief in separation and suffering, how those beliefs get stored as trauma in the body, and how to change your inner reality so you can experience JOY in every aspect of your life.
THEN…When you buy The Oneness Gospel on Tuesday April 24th, 2012, you’ll also receive:
- The MP3 download from the “Your Journey to Joy Webinar” AND
- An invitation to “Twelve Principles for Becoming a Divine Human“, a special online discussion with Charlene AND
- A complete library of beautiful, downloadable gifts from authors, speakers, coaches and other enlightened professionals from around the globe. I’m offering a gift too:
FREE Report and Audio: “Discovering your Alpha Chick Consciousness”
To request a launch reminder so you’ll remember to pick up
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Thanks for reading! As usual, please feel free to share your comments and thoughts below. I love reading your feedback.
AND… be sure to follow Charlene tomorrow when the next stop on the Virtual Blog Tour is Michelle Galatoire, who will be interviewing Charlene on the subject of Christ Consciousness and different beliefs. To visit that “stop” on the tour, go to http://www.nourishandbloom.com/?p=1907.
Mal Duane is a Best Selling Author and Personal Life and Recovery Coach who has overcome life challenges using the steps in the Alpha Chick Process. Her personal mission is to help women excel in all areas of their lives from business to personal relationships. Mal has been featured with Fox 25 Boston Morning Show, Aspire Magazine, Healthy Living and Metrowest Daily News. She has also been a featured guest on over thirty Blogtalk Radio shows discussing recovery and personal transformation.
Mal’s book, Alpha Chick, Five Steps for Moving from Pain to Power, is a best selling book and is available on Amazon.com.