On Wed 22.5.2013 we had a wonderful talk and guided meditation organised by the Sydney Gay Mediation Group with Andrew Harvey. Andrew is an internationally renowned mystical scholar and spiritual teacher, poet, novelist and architect of Sacred Activism.
Andrew shared in the 45 min session his the corner stones of his life's journey of his spiritual quest which is very impressive to hear. He traveled the globe and meet many of the very known spiritual teachers including the Dali Lama. The idea that everyone has the potential to be divine, everything comes and merges in beautiful white light came from a couple of mystical experiences he had over the years. These and his capacity to bring those experiences into words inspired him to write the many books he wrote. His most recent quest to help humanity to find a new harmony of passion and balance with all living things and nature came also from a mystical experience which told him that time is short and that the transformation of the word, a tipping point is immanent and that everyone had a choice to change for the better. He since advocates strongly a new form of sacred activism, a combination of spiritual love for the divine which generates clarity and power for the self with social activism to help form a more balanced community amongst humanity and nature. He pointed out that the one question later one which will be asked will not be how good your meditation was, or how peaceful you had been, or good your business performed, but what did you do when the earth cried out, what did you do when you neighbour needed your help? We will be defined by our actions to help in the coming transformation of humanity in general.
After his brief talk he guided a mediation in which he made everyone sing the sound of the divine mother "Ma" to let the feminine divine energy of compassion and love enter the body and purify all elements and body parts. We dusted off the dusty parts and made every bit shine in golden red light with shining diamonds all over the body. It was a great experience which everyone of the 75 participants shared with great participation.
I am sure most people will look forward to meet Andrew again next time he comes to Australia or on the many other events he runs in Sydney over the coming weeks.
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Andrew is an internationally renowned mystical scholar and spiritual teacher, poet, novelist and architect of Sacred Activism. Author of 'Radical Passion: Sacred Love and Wisdom in Action', 'The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism' and 'Heart Yoga'. Film producer of 'In the Fire of Grace - Dancing Rumi's Journey of the Soul, a DVD of Dance and Passion together with Banafsheh Sayyad. Andrew is a brilliant and pioneering thinker. He was educated at Oxford University, the recipient of England's highest academic honour and spent 30 years immersing himself in the mystical tradition of Buddhism, Sufism and Hinduism. The BBC made a documentary on Andrew and he was recently acknowledged as one of the most 'spiritually influential living people of our time'. The TIME magazine called Andrew Harvey 'One of the world's irreplaceable resources.