Bio – Christine Breese
Christine Breese is the founder of University of Metaphysical Sciences and Gaia Sagrada Eco-Community and Retreat Center. She has studied a variety of world philosophies. You can find her free videos here, her World Peace Meditations here, and listen to sample meditations from the curriculum here. You can also find Christine on YouTube by simply searching for her name. She is the author of Reclaiming The Shadow Self, the soon to be released Choose Yourself: The Power of One to Change the World, she is the director of the TV series Spirit Talk, and she facilitates healing ceremony retreats with Ecuadorian shamans at Gaia Sagrada Retreat Center in Ecuador. She has a Doctor of Divinity Degree in Metaphysical Sciences, and a Ph.D. in Metaphysical Counseling.
Dr. Breese has overseen the development of a wide and diverse curriculum. At the core of all UMS courses is the encouragement for seekers and students to be in the moment, ever aware of the self as eternal consciousness that continues to have experiences even after the world of form has been left behind.
Dr. Breese has developed her own unique style of teaching which focuses on intensive guided meditation in order to facilitate direct and profound experiences of expanded states of consciousness. These direct experiences provide the opportunity to realize the truth of the Self. In her presentations, Dr. Breese helps people through discussion and meditation to explore awareness and how consciousness itself works. She also helps people find practical ways to integrate into daily life what they find in meditation.
The following is an excerpt from one of her meetings and gives a glimpse into her philosophy:
“There is nothing one must do except be awake in the moment, and everything else takes care of itself. It takes trust and surrender to live this way, letting life unfold for you rather than directing it yourself with the human mind. Realize that the self is eternal consciousness which never changes, can never be harmed, and never dies. It doesn’t need to be fixed or healed, it doesn’t have to evolve. The real you is already whole… it’s not a process.
“Realizing this frees you from the human condition. You have found what you are looking for right here in this moment, in the very fact that you are aware intelligence, with or without the body. Once direct experience of who you really are has taken place and it is brought into daily life, wholeness and peace become your natural way. This results in living your enlightenment in this lifetime, which automatically creates the beautiful life you always wanted.
“As you radiate this grace to others around you it may seem like a brand new way of being in life—and it is. It is lucid living. The first challenge is to become lucid, rather than operating on automatic pilot through life. The next challenge is to maintain that lucidity without falling back to sleep into the human condition.
“Stopping the mind is the first step. This is where it begins. It only deepens from there. Now, forget everything you’ve just learned and be still. Know yourself as wise, loving, intelligent, eternal consciousness that never needed to change or fix anything in the first place. Then see what happens… It will be a pleasant surprise!”
Currently Dr. Breese is facilitating monthly retreats at Gaia Sagrada Retreat Center in Ecuador. You can find out more at gaiasagrada.com.