The Quadrinity Model, as shared in this month’s Philosophy, Lifestyle And Ethics webinar, categorizes the human experience into four domains:
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The spiritual domain is home base; it’s the place where we are entirely whole and connected. Yoga utilizes the other three domains to help us find our way back home, to this deep, eternal space.
Bakti Yoga draws primarily on the heart (emotion), Jhana Yoga the intellect, and Krama and Hatha yoga, the body. And, depending on our basic nature, we find our way to spirit primarily through one of these pathways. That’s the journey from the outside in.
But what about the other way? How does spirit move from the inside out? How do we manifest and offer spirit via the three temporary domains? How do we bring spirit into our teaching?
I mean, what’s the point of going in if we can’t share those spirit gifts with others?
So these are the questions I’m asking myself as I begin again Alchemy of Flow and Form.
The simplest, and perhaps the most profound, answer is that when we are connected to spirit, it permeates all that we do. But I also believe there are practices and activities that can help bring spirit into my teaching. The premise being that I first am connected to spirit :), then what practical things can I do to help others connect to spirit.
This is an open ended question that I intend to explore in the weeks and months ahead.