The White-Hot Yoga of the Heart
When Saniel began his work in the early and mid 1990s, he initially named it “The White-Hot Yoga of the Heart.” While developing its first stage, “Waking Down in Mutuality,” he always recognized that there is much more to come! He has been laying foundations all along for the ongoing, lifelong process.
In the mid 1990s, some of Saniel’s early students rapidly awakened and found themselves moved to transmit and teach the same essential transformations. These included Linda and others who are now Senior Teachers of Waking Down in Mutuality.
In the later 1990s and the first few years of the new decade, Saniel, Linda, and these and other teachers worked diligently to elaborate the principles, methods, and culture of Waking Down in Mutuality. As a result, that work is now well established. It continues to grow through each of its authorized teachers and mentors and the whole community of its participants.
Meantime, in the last several years, we (Linda and Saniel) have gravitated more and more into viewing and speaking of our own total offering, again, as “The White-Hot Yoga of the Heart.” Our other names for it are “The White-Hot Way of Mutuality” and “The White-Hot Way of Trust.”
Radical Organismic Spiritual Evolution (ROSEwork) is, we could say, our essential, living philosophy. The White-Hot Yoga of the Heart is our essential practical teaching, the actual process we offer people to bring that philosophy fully into their own lives.
The phrase White-Hot points to a specific intensification of the realized “both/and-ness” of Spirit and Matter, Consciousness and Phenomena, Emptiness and Form. It evokes an evolutionary consummation, one might say, of the realized marriage of these great apparent opposites.
Toward the end of Healing the Spirit/Matter Split, Saniel writes and speaks of the unfolding phases of The White-Hot Yoga of the Heart and of the “White Heat”:
Waking Down in Mutuality is, to my view, only the first great stage of an immense evolutionary and liberating journey that may well prove to include other stages in this and future lifetimes. My sense is that the likely dynamics of that process would eventuate in something we might call ‘Waking Up in Mutuality’ a stage of spiritual ascent that is founded not only in the divine, embodied awakeness of individuals but also in the mutual enlightenment of whole communities.
Then beyond that, I expect people may go through a final stage of life that I have been calling, simply, ‘The White-Hot Wake,’ or, in more poetic but, I have a hunch, precisely descriptive terms, ‘The Immortal Wake of Joy.’ It would be a divine inherence in Absoluteness during a person’s progressive relinquishment of the forms and functions of embodied living that would further serve the healing of the Spirit/Matter split. That divine Abiding would not disprove or destabilize that healing. Throughout a long, divinely human life of love, investigation, and expression of realized Being, the person would have woven deep, inseparable threads of the Onlyness of Spirit and Matter….
Such Onlyness is surely ‘White-Hot’ to a sublime degree. It is deeply suffused with the intuitive feeling-awareness that Spirit and Matter, Consciousness and Phenomena, Emptiness and Form, are even now and at any and all times and places already as if melted into one another. Such a realized one feelingly knows the essences of these great polar opposites to be intensified into indistinguishability even while distinctions somehow continue to appear.
I call the whole grand tour ‘The White-Hot Yoga of the Heart.’ That was the name that came for my emerging work in the earliest years, when I was still working diligently to clarify the White Heat in my own embodied consciousness as the essence of my transmission. I also call it ‘The White-Hot Way of Trust,’ because I see that it elicits ever-greater trust in self, trust in other, and trust in Being; trust in Spirit, trust in Matter; trust in the All, trust in the Only. (Third Edition, forthcoming, pp. 65-66).
All of our (Saniel and Linda’s) practical teaching programs (see “Offerings" in the site navigation) are part of our communication of The White-Hot Yoga of the Heart. Some are direct expressions of the Waking Down in Mutuality work: the Healing the Spirit/Matter Split workshop, the Human SUN Experience, and Waking Down Weekends that we lead, and any extended programs we may offer under these names.
Other offerings, such as The Tantra of Trust and The Force of Destiny, are in a sense parallel communications. We have developed slightly different ways of languaging those teachings, and the workshops and programs have their own unique focuses and methods. But they’re all part of the total White-Hot Way work. They all facilitate your initiation into Radical Organismic Spiritual Evolution as your own unique view of and way of being in Reality.
All this stuff is a bit like a hothouse plantwe can’t absolutely control or categorize it! It’s intensely alive, and if you partake of it seriously with us, you will be toolike never before.