The Kundalini Chronicles

Scott Bryant-Comstock

This podcast features lessons learned from Scott Bryant-Comstock's Kundalini Awakening. One aspect of Scott's awakening is the spontaneous writing of poetry - typically early in the morning. A word or phrase appears, and from that, Scott gets out of the way and the pen takes over. In this podcast, Scott shares those poems and digs for the deeper meaning of the words written - for himself as well as for you. Each episode offers the opportunity for your own self-reflection on the journey to increased awareness and improvement. More about the host, Scott Bryant-Comstock: For the past 40 years, my journey as a mental health advocate has spanned working at a suicide and crisis center, as a therapist in an outpatient clinic, an in-home family therapist, a state mental health official, Board Chair for a county mental health program, and a national reviewer of children’s mental health systems reform efforts. As the Children’s Mental Health Network (2009) founder, I lead the Network’s efforts to grow a national online forum for the exchange of ideas on how to continually improve children’s mental health research, policy, and practice. Through it all, I remain optimistic that the voice of advocates can, and will, be heard. We need strong advocates now, more than ever! In 2019 I had a Kundalini awakening, which dramatically changed my life for the better and put me in touch with the universe in a way that I had not realized before. I’m walking this earth to be of service to others. I am a seeker, not a teacher – join me on the journey!

Kundalini Chronicles – Interview with my Kalyanamitra, Tom Thompson
Mar 3 2021
Kundalini Chronicles – Interview with my Kalyanamitra, Tom Thompson
Today, I share a meaningful conversation with Tom Thompson, my spiritual teacher, or "Kalyanamitra," which means spiritual friend. Tom has bee my guide throughout my Kundalini Awakening. Tom is a teacher of Conscious Living. Conscious Living is an all-inclusive way of life that is is based on the Enlightenment Pathways of the East and the Human Potential teachings of the West. It includes the possibility of radical awakening along with the integration of body, emotions, mind, and spirit; living skillfully and effectively in this world; and being in loving, empowering relationships. At the age of fifteen, Tom became a student of human psychology and a practitioner of the yogic pathways and enlightenment traditions. He has had the great fortune of training in-depth with several exceptional teachers in both the enlightenment traditions and Western psychology. Tom has extensive training and experience in several different therapeutic modalities including hypnotherapy, transactional analysis, energy psychology, breathwork, and HeartMath®. He has been a guest on radio and TV shows. His writings have been published in newspapers, magazines, books, and his website blog. He has taught throughout the United States at ashrams, universities, hospices, spiritual centers, hospitals, and other places. In 1982 Tom co-founded The Woodbury Yoga Center in Connecticut where he created and taught in-depth courses on Meditation, Kundalini, The Yoga of Death and Dying, The Supreme Doctrine, The Hara Training, and other subjects. In 1990 he co-founded The Awakened Heart Center for Conscious Living in North Carolina where he continues to offer various courses and Intensives focusing on The Direct Path to Spiritual Awakening. And, in 2017 Tom began offering Satsang and Hamsa Meditation at The Yoga Garden in Pittsboro, North Carolina. In this episode, Tom shares his Kundalini Awakening journey, how he got involved in the awareness world at the age of 15, and how he began to open himself up to spiritual possibilities at such a young age. He also talks about the virtue of meditation and awakening as part of our everyday life. For More Information about Tom Thompson:  (Tom Thompson - The Awakened Heart Center) Tom Thompson is a teacher of Conscious Living. Conscious Living is an all inclusive way of life. It is based on the Enlightenment Pathways of the East and the Human Potential teachings of the West. It includes the possibility of radical awakening along with the integration of body, emotions, mind and spirit; living skillfully and effectively in this world; and being in loving, empowering relationships.  The teachings of Conscious Living are direct, obvious, and all-inclusive. There is nothing to be believed or accepted, as they are self-evident. They point to the incredible gift and mystery of life, living us here and now as we are. Spiritual Teachers and Scholars Mentioned in the Podcast (Swami Vishnudevananda (1927 - 1993)) Swami Vishnudevananda was sent to spread the message of Yoga and Vedanta in the West in 1957 by his Master, Swami Sivananda, with the words “People are waiting”. For 37 years he worked tirelessly as an active and dedicated spiritual teacher travelling around the world establishing city Centres and Ashrams where his work could be accomplished (Swami Sivananda) Swami Sivananda’s teachings are the inspiration behind the teachings of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers. Our founder, Swami Vishnudevananda, was one of Swami Sivananda’s close disciples, and was sent the the West by his teacher in 1957 to spread the teachings of Yoga and Vedanta. Swami Vishnudevananda, known as “Swamiji” established this organization in his Master’s name. The Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm is a branch of the international organization....