We just launched our new podcast radio show, where we interview spiritual teachers, healers, and community voices. Each person has a unique perspective on spiritual growth, wellbeing, and the emerging paradigm.
For our first podcast, we interviewed Thomas Chavez, the author of Body Electronics: Vital Steps for Physical Regeneration and Cofounder of The Compass Way. Thomas was one of Oregon’s most prominent naturopaths, and has been on a journey of self-discovery and spiritual investigation for much of his life.
During this interview, Thomas discusses the power each of us has to choose our own state of consciousness. It is a myth that we are prisoners of our minds and emotions. In a matter of moments, with conscious intention, we can shift our operating angle.
There are 3 main divisions of human consciousness:
- Self-Protection, the state of fear and aggression
- Getting Along, the state of social adaptation and tension
- Grace, the state of expanded awareness and flow
Through vivid memory, we can tap into any state of consciousness, particularly Grace. Most people have experienced one event or another in their lives when they felt boundless love, earth-shattering awe, fathomless peace, or divine joy. The key is to recall, as clearly as possible, such an experience and bring it to your awareness as if you were living it now.
Thomas distinguishes between 2 types of Grace: Disembodied and Embodied. Disembodied Grace is pure, diffusive being. There are no limits, borders, or confines. It is nebulous. Embodied Grace is being centered in your body, as a unique personality, while still accessing the Sacred. You are conscious and engaged in mundane activities, yet in tune with an aspect of Divinity.
To listen to the podcast, please click here.
You can find Thomas’s books on Amazon and can visit his website at www.thecompassway.com.