PODCAST

The Kundalini Chronicles

Scott Bryant-Comstock

This podcast features the lessons learned from Scott Bryant-Comstock's Kundalini Awakening. Scott shares aspects of his kundalini awakening, reads a spontaneously written poem coming straight from the universe, and provides a bit of homework to help guide you in your own self discovery for 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. "My purpose on this earth is clear: to be of service to others and nourish their quest to become the better human they strive to be.”

The Shadow Man
Feb 23 2022
The Shadow Man
In this episode, Scott shares his latest poem, The Shadow Man. The backstory of the poem is about his encounter with a demon, which he calls the shadow man. The demon visited Scott in the middle of the night, a week before his father passed. He showed up for five nights in a row, and after Scott's father passed, he never saw the shadow man again. The poem chronicles how Scott made peace with the demon, allowing the demon to be set free. Stay in touch!                                                This podcast features the lessons learned from Scott Bryant-Comstock's Kundalini Awakening. Scott shares aspects of his kundalini awakening, reads a spontaneously written poem coming straight from the universe and provides a bit of homework to help guide you in your own self-discovery for improvement. Do you want to hear more poetry from Scott? Then listen and subscribe to  (The Kundalini Chronicles )podcast. Enjoy each episode! Follow Scott Bryant-Comstock on ( Instagram). Let us know what you think! Send an audio file with your comments to info@theoptimisticadvocate.com. We'd love to hear from you, and remember to share this episode with your podcasting friends. Poem for the episode - The Shadow Man Shadow Man Scott Bryant-Comstock, 2/14/22   Jarred and awakened from dreams of safety known, banging and clanging on the opaque window that separates me from my soul.   I hear a voice that's not a voice. I see a soul that has no soul. It's the Shadow Man, revealing his plan, telling me it's time to go.   Rap, tap, whack. I am the Shadow Man. And I've come to take you back. Come play with me, I will set you free.   The Shadow Man is coming for me. Part man, part animal, Bobcat-like in size. Squirrel teeth, bat face, piercing black snake eyes. A familiar grin with a sinister spin beckons me to cross to the other side.   I cannot move. I cannot stand, I live in fear of the Shadow Man.   But fear is just a tear that refuses to fall. If I let go of fear, then the Shadow Man has no reason to call. No shadow, no fear, no reason to stall. What if I welcome the Shadow Man to be a part of it all?   Rap, tap, whack, I am the Shadow Man. I've come to take you back. It's time for you to see that you belong to me.   No, I say, not today. I know you for what you are. Demon blood lurks inside, toying with my heart. Tempting, deceiving, thieving, grieving, tearing me apart.   You are lost in a child's game, full of longing, suffering, and pain. I wish you well in your quest to be free. Shadow Man, you no longer hold a spell over me. You and I will coexist, but no longer will I feel your grip. No longer will you immerse me in your thunderous tryst with darkness, with loss, with the absence of light.   Shadow Man, what you seek is not me. What you seek is to be released. The dark parts of me speak to you with glee but they won't set you free, just as they won’t for me.   Flooding my face with an ocean of mist, I am mindful of the secret to finding true bliss. Acceptance, forgiveness, the is that just is.   The secret is to neither cling nor flee. The secret is to just be.   Shadow Man, will you take my hand, and embrace all of the parts of me?   Only then will I truly be able to see.   Only then will we be free.   ~ Poem ~
The Chrysanthemum Field
Sep 23 2021
The Chrysanthemum Field
This podcast features the lessons learned from Scott Bryant-Comstock's Kundalini Awakening. Scott reads a spontaneously written poem coming straight from the universe, and provides a bit of homework to help guide you on your own journey of self discovery. Do you want to hear more poetry from Scott? Then listen and subscribe to (The Kundalini Chronicles )podcast. Enjoy each episode! Follow Scott Bryant-Comstock on ( Instagram). Let us know what you think! Send an audio file with your comments to info@theoptimisticadvocate.com. We’d love to hear from you and remember to share it with your podcasting friends. Poem for the episode - The Chrysanthemum Field  The Chrysanthemum Field By Scott Bryant-Comstock The season of color is upon us. Explosions of yellow, orange, red, purple, white, and pink. A densely woven fabric of wonder with lines of green in between, such as the joy and the splendor of the chrysanthemum field. God's intoxicating reminder that our love is real. Can you see it? Can you feel it? Can you hear the sound of love as the breeze whispers through the stems close to the ground?  Come nearer, where it's clearer, where the earth meets the sky. There, right there. Can you feel me now? Close to your side?  The slow caress of your palm across the ground. The freshly tilled soil resisting, but giving way to the rhythmic pattern of your hand, gliding round and round.  The stubble on my chin from thousands of miles away, begins to ever so slightly sway as if to say, you are here with me. Yes, it's real. We are lying together in the chrysanthemum field. Your hand slowly travels from ground to stem, imagining the journey within, that birthed the bloom at the end. A glorious expression of all that went in to the creation of this most perfect specimen, tracing the journey from seed to flower, surrendering yourself to the chrysanthemum's intoxicating power. I feel the touch of your hand on my knee, tracing the scar that defines me, that is only for you to see,  hand on scar from a distance so far. An unspoken act performed countless times that reminds me without words, we will be okay, we are here to stay. Our scars continue to heal, as we lie together in the chrysanthemum field. You rise above the blooms, where the sun dances with the moon. The aura of colors surround you, flow through you, and unveil the true you, standing alone in the chrysanthemum field. I reach for the picture of you that hangs prominently in my view. And I feel hopeful for renewal.  Come my love. There is much to be revealed. There is much to be healed, as we lie together in the chrysanthemum field.
Kundalini Chronicles – The Waves of Knowing
Apr 7 2021
Kundalini Chronicles – The Waves of Knowing
In this episode, Scott delves into the concept of the waves of knowing, like being in the ocean and being part of the waves, feeling the rhythmic tug and flow of being at one, and then not being at one and wondering if you still can be at one, symbolizing our ongoing quest for knowing and the dance that happens–The dance of settling in and being at one with yourself and letting everything flow and go. And then the other part of the dance where you tend to get pulled out and go into doubt, fear, questioning, and other negative thoughts that often get in your way from being at one with yourself. Stay in touch!                                                This podcast features the lessons learned from Scott Bryant-Comstock's Kundalini Awakening. Scott shares aspects of his kundalini awakening, reads a spontaneously written poem coming straight from the universe, and provides a bit of homework to help guide you in your own self discovery for improvement. Do you want to hear more poetry from Scott? Then listen and subscribe to (The Kundalini Chronicles) podcast. Enjoy each episode! Follow Scott Bryant-Comstock on (Instagram). Let us know what you think! Send an audio file with your comments to info@theoptimisticadvocate.com. We’d love to hear from you and remember to share it with your podcasting friends. Poem for the episode - The Waves of Knowing Waves of Knowing By Scott Bryant-Comstock  Waves of knowing  Rhythmic powerful transcendent waves  Waves of knowing engulf me with the inevitable power of surrender  Waves of knowing Lifting me, floating me, moving me,  Surrender Surrender to the waves of knowing  Waves of knowing Greet me and leave me, Embrace me, and abandon me Waves of knowing flood my being  Waves of knowing are fleeting in their greeting, all consuming in their embrace, leaving me longing in their retreating  Embracing, retreating, flooding, receding Waves of knowing I am glowing with the knowing  I am fearful of the not knowing Waves of knowing, they come and they go, they darken, they glow, they are waves, waves of knowing  Crashing over me, around me, through me,  these waves of knowing,  Tantalizing me,  touching me,  drowning me, metamorphasizing me, through their knowing Leaving me, retreating through me, but always returning  These waves of knowing  Reminding me that they are in charge, They are constant I am temporary They are knowing I am seeking They are knowing I am doubting These waves of knowing with their incessant glowing, coursing through me with a rhythmic flowing, that remind me that I am one with knowing Is it okay to know?  Is it okay to glow? Is it okay to let go?  And embrace the waves of knowing?  To be at one with the flowing?  To not advance, to not retreat? To be as one with the waves of knowing? to be at peace with the oneness of the wave? To feel the release of doubt, of fear?  To be complete? I am the wave, the wave is me.  I am the universe. I am free.
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....