True Self – Unique Self Meditation

A Meditation from the “Awakening Your Unique Self” Online Course you can buy by clicking here!

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Dr. Marc Gafni, marc gafni, gafni, unique self, true self, meditationGet comfortable. If you are listening to this while you are driving please don’t get comfortable. Anyone else, get comfortable, in a good posture, your back upright, not rigid. Your chest is lifted and open. Become aware of the sensations in your body. Feel your buttocks sitting on the seat. Feel your spinal cord lifting up to the heavens and down, rooted, as axis mundi, as what the Sufis call the pole, into the earth. Your Unique Self becomes the pole between heaven and earth. Feel the sensation of air against your skin, feel your clothes as they sit on your body, feel the air as it moves across your face, feel your muscles throughout your body. Feel your belly.

Be present with the sensations of your body, bring awareness to these sensations and when your mind wanders, gently bring your mind, in a nonjudgemental way, back to center and pick up from where you left off. Become aware of your breath. Feel the breath entering in and out of your nostrils. Feel the warm air, feel the parts of your body that move with the breath, feel your chest rising, your belly expanding and contracting. Feel your abdomen, feel your shoulders dropping.

Noticing, becoming aware, not directing your breath in any way, and stay there for a while, following your breath.

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Imago, Unique Self, & the Crying God Introduction Audio

Listen to this introduction by Marc Gafni to a gorgeous dialogue between four masters of their respective fields in the process of evolving the teaching of Unique Self, Unique We, Couplehood, Imago Therapy, and Unique Self Recovery between Harville Hendrix, Helen LaKelly Hunt, Lori Galperin, and Marc Gafni. Watch the whole dialogue here.

Harville HendrixHarville Hendrix is a contemporary psychologist who co-founded Imago Relationship Therapy, along with his wife, Helen LaKelly Hunt.

Harville Hendrix was born in 1935 in Statesboro, Georgia. He was an ordained Baptist minister before he completed his BA at Mercer University in Georgia, in 1957, and his BD from Union Theological Seminary in 1961. He went on to receive both an MA and PhD in psychology and religion from the Divinity School at the University of Chicago.

Hendrix serves as a therapist, educator, and pastoral counselor. He has spent the last two decades practicing and teaching his own form of marriage and relationship therapy known as Imago Relationship Therapy in collaboration with his wife.

Helen LaKelly HuntHelen LaKelly Hunt (born 1949) is a daughter of H. L. Hunt. She is founder and president of The Sister Fund, which describes itself as “a private women’s fund dedicated to the social, political, economic, and spiritual empowerment of women and girls.”

Hunt currently lives in New York with her husband, Harville Hendrix, a self-help author.

Hunt was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame, which cited her as a “[c]reative philanthropist who has used her own resources and others to create women’s funding institutions.”

Lori GalperinLori Galperin serves as a Member and Co-Chair of the Board of the Center for Integral Wisdom.

She is a clinician, writer and teacher who began her 27 year career working in the area of sex & marital therapy. Training at Masters & Johnson Institute, she eventually became co-director, co-founded the first inpatient sexual trauma program in the country, and ultimately established and clinically co-directed three such programs. Her work spanned diverse populations including incest families, sex offenders, victims of sexual abuse and individuals struggling with sexual addiction.

Marc GafniDr. Marc Gafni is a philosopher, public intellectual and wisdom teacher. He holds his doctorate in philosophy from Oxford University, rabbinic certification from the chief rabbinate in Israel, as well private rabbinic ordination. He is also ordained and holds a doctorate in religious science. He is the initiating thought leader, together with Ken Wilber, of World Spirituality based on Integral principles, as well as the leading theorist and teacher of Unique Self Enlightenment. He is the director of Center for Integral Wisdom (formerly World Spirituality), a think tank he co-founded in 2011 with Ken Wilber, Sally Kempton, and Mariana Caplan (now also joined by Lori Galperin) which is creating a body of work to evolve the source code of human existence.

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Venwoude Circle 2011: The Five Awakenings

This recording is from Marc Gafni's teachings with the Circle of Venwoude.

What the Circle is... from the Venwoude website:

You have to do it yourself, but you don’t have to do it alone. The Circle is the group of people living at, or connected with, Venwoude Integral Practice Community. They have chosen to be on the Path together, to continuously deepen and evolve their Practice. Some are together for more than 15 years, others joined in recently. There is openness, support and involvement and deep gratitude. We look for cutting edge teachings and teachers and we invite them to study with us as teachers in residence.

In Dr. Marc Gafni we found both the greatness of vision and the depth of LOVE, that challenges us and inspires us. Below you will find a series of fantastic and challenging sessions that Marc Gafni offers monthly to the Circle. What you'll hear is the unplugged rendering of this beautiful material.

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Dr. Marc Gafni on Simple Life Radio

On July 6, 2013 Simple Life host Cynthia Fernandes interviewed Dr. Marc Gafni, who shared with her and her audience some of the most cutting-edge teachings on Unique Self and the self-organizing principle of Evolutionary Unique We-Space.

They discuss:

  • why people have a deeper need to start playing a larger game and stop doing business as usual.
  • why people tend to close down when confronted with the huge challenges we are facing as humanity and what we can do about this.
  • the path from Ego through True Self to Unique Self and what it means to be an outrageous lover.
  • the clues to recognizing your Unique Self.
  • how we can “unleash the symphonic creativity of every Unique Self” and how this is key to solving every challenge in the world.
  • why both happiness as well as profit cannot be pursued directly – they are the natural by-product of living our Unique Self and striving for excellence.

Listen to the interview below and read the synopsis of some of the keypoints here:

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Workshop Marc Gafni Karlsruhe Germany 2011 with Translation

In 2011, Dr. Marc Gafni has been on a two-week teaching tour in Germany. One evening workshop he held in Karlsruhe, hosted by the Integral Salon Karlsruhe (led at this time by our very own Kerstin Tuschik, who actually met Dr. Gafni during his tour for the very first time) and translated by Dennis Wittrock.

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Big Mind & Unique Self

Listen to this dialogue between Diane Hamilton and Marc Gafni interviewed by Dennis Wittrock on the relationship between Big Mind and Unique Self.

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Pilgrim’s Way Book Signing

In 2013, Marc Gafni has been invited to share an evening hosted by The Pilgrim’s Way Bookstore at the Carmel Art Foundation after Your Unique Self: The Radical Path to Personal Enlightenment, had won the 2012 USA Best Book Award in the General Spiritual category.

CIW Board Member Steve Raymond gave the introduction.

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JFKU Unique Self Course – Gnosis

What is Gnosis in the context of the Integral Unique Self Teaching? How does it work?

This excerpt was part of the Unique Self Course held for JFK University.

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JFKU Unique Self Course – Bliss

What is the feeling of being inside of the 1st person experience? This was part of the Unique Self Course held for JFK University.

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