“Doctrines, scriptures, sutras, essays, are not to be regarded as systems to be followed. They merely contribute to understanding. They should be for us a source of stimulation, and nothing more… Adopted, rather than used as a stimulus, they are a hindrance.”
– Wei Wu Wei
What I teach is an inclusive approach to mediation that integrates the practices from both mindfulness (insight) meditation and creative (visualization) meditation practices. While often these two approaches to meditation are seen as polarized with one another, I find that they naturally create an harmonious union within those of us with both a mystical and creative inclination.
Classes generally begin with foundational practices for mindful meditation cultivation. From there we will explore our relationship with Creation by inquiring into our expanded energetic being though a very grounded system of chakras and energy awareness.
There are many systems of chakras and energy awareness around the world, and each offer their own possibilities of intentions and results. This approach begins with the unknotting of psychological energies directly via our energy body. We clear out creative invalidations, emotional entanglements, cultural misinformation and mental distractions in order to reveal our inherent, ever present, direct experience of energy flowing freely in the universe.
Main Aspects of Meditation Practice
This is a non-dogmatic form of mediation practice that explores the natural harmonies of mindfulness and energy work. It is the meeting place between the great polarities of being and becoming, or mysticism and magick. It is the practice of both being with spirit and creating with spirit.
There are two main aspects of this approach, the root and the growth or the practices of Natural and Creative Light.
The Root Practice of Natural Light
Practice begins, and continues throughout, with a mindfulness approach of cultivating direct awareness. In this practice we become the students of our breath, our body and our environment, learning to discern non-conceptual awareness and cultivate the beginner’s mind. With practice, our capabilities for mindfulness expand to include learning from our inner world of mind and feeling, and learning from our outer world of relationships and circumstances. As our experience and insight deepens we begin to recognize awareness itself as the essence of all experience.
The Growth Practices of Creative Light
Working from the mindful foundations of the root practice we explore energy; our abilities to see, feel and change energy within our own experience. What does it mean to heal? To transform? To manifest? While there are many aspects of energy work to explore, they are all an inquiry into our relationship with Creation, a relationship which I call Creativity, and our relationship with growth, which I also call energetic maturity. Maturity, certainty, seniority, trust, permission, harmony, grounding and centering are just some of the many topics which are explored within these practices which are based on an uncommon approach to the chakras.
Benefits of Regular Practice
If all one ever practiced was the root practice they would have a potential practice for life; a path of ever deepening insight and harmonization. For those with a metaphysical inclination, integrating the growth or creative practices of the chakras with such mindful ground reveals and opens many hidden gateways of enriching relations, vitalizing creativity and the art of living the wisdom of our unique individuality. The outcome of this journey is, of course, for each explorer to find for themselves.
In the root and growth practices we explore many facets of living life sensitive to subtle energies, such as personal and group energies, earth and cosmic energies, and the impact of the shadow side of culture upon our lives.
Upcoming Meditation Classes
What My Students Say
“Gabe is masterful in his creative expressions of the mystical realms. His objectivity and grace are easily transferrable to anyone.”
– Ruah, Maui
“Gabe creates a wonderfully flowing and connected space that feels like coming home. It was like stepping back in time to a place where magick was part of tribal life, and part of my life. It felt like a remembering to me. In just one evening I felt like I was able to unlock my first 3 chakras, something I had been trying to do for years! “
– Misha, UK
“Gabe teaches meditation in a way that is both grounded and expansive. He approaches the chakras with creativity, humor and deep insight. Studying with Gabe facilitated profound spiritual growth for me and I would recommend his classes to anyone interested in learning about meditation for the for first time or deepening their practice.”
– Julia, IA
“No one and nothing else has been able to coax me into meditating for an hour. I can do ten, twenty minutes on my own but through Gabe’s gentle leadership I’ve gone on long journeys through my body and the universe. I’ve experienced trippy, gorgeous, otherworldly visions and traveled though vulnerable internal landscapes that have given me greater clarity in my conscious life.”
– Marina, Maui
“Gabe’s classes have honestly transformed my whole view of the world! It has become not only magical, but also playful. The amazing expansion of my mind and consciousness has lead me to realize that 1) Life isn’t THAT serious, and 2) We are making it all up, and we are making nothing up. This has lead me to a deeper state of mindfulness and deeper state of clarity within my own intuition than I have ever experienced before joining his classes. He has amazing things to teach, and holds the beautiful presence of humility in his role as a teacher. I am so grateful to have met and worked with him!”
– Lyndsey, Maui