About Chris Stewart
Born in Brisbane Australia in 1976 (26 Oct @ 15:15 astrology nerds!), I’ve been learning meditation since my first ‘how-to’ course in 1989. I’ve never gotten around to establishing a ‘traditionally’ recommended daily meditation schedule. I do, however, meditate all the time.
A few key questions have been guiding lights in my life – continually being asked and answered afresh: What is this? Who am I? What do I want? What is needed? In seeking and finding answers to these questions, I’ve adventured on a journey of self and life discovery through the study of spirituality, psychology, physiology, sociology and more.
Along the way, I’ve gotten the most value from encountering the following people, practices and paths:
- Saniel Bonder and Linda Groves-Bonder’s White Hot Yoga of the Heart
- Devotional NonDuality with David Spero, Mother Meera, Master Charles, Siddha Yoga and Kashmir Shaivism generally (meaning, philosophically, for me: Nondual Tantric Trika Kaula Shaktism)
- Process-Experiential Emotionally-Focused Therapy (PE-EFT) and related approaches such as Eugene Gendlin’s Focusing, Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing, and Amy & Arnold Mindell’s Process Oriented Psychology
- Integral Spirituality and Psychological Theories via Ken Wilber (AQAL) and Clare W. Graves (Spiral Dynamics I&II).
In addition, I’ve trained in many subtle energy modalities. I don’t specifically advocate or teach any of these approaches, but I have found them to be engaging at one time or another in my journey. I received Rei-ki level 1 attunement in 1996, and level 2 in 1997, from Kevin Duff of the Usui Rei-ki Network and eventually became a Reiju Rei-ki Master (level 3, Shippuden) via multiple channels. I’ve also received instruction in and benefits from working with Reconnective Healing, Body Harmony, Quantum Dynamics processing, the Orion Theta Healing technique, the Emotional Freedom Technique and many more I can’t recall or find an online link for!!!