Zachary Adama Podcast

Zachary Adama

Zachary Adama is a spiritual guide, healer, kriya yogi, and teacher of the perennial wisdom tradition. Zachary is dedicated to helping others realize their true nature, birthright, and most essential reality. Bliss is your true nature. Peace is your birthright. Love is your most essential reality. We live in evolutionary and revolutionary times. We stand at the dawn of a new age, upon the threshold of a new earth. Both are being born through our own awakening hearts. Each week Zachary shares podcasts on subjects relating to spirituality and personal development from a perspective that is both grounded and mystical, as well as ancient and ever new. read less
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#216 | October Energy Update 2022: Sacred Fire and Revelation
Oct 1 2022
#216 | October Energy Update 2022: Sacred Fire and Revelation
In this October Energy Update 2022 we discuss the energy of October which is one of divine fire and revelation. During this month we are invited to engage in the alchemy of fire in order to recreate ourselves in truth, recreate our relationships in truth, and reclaim the sacred fire of divine love and eros. The fire element will continue to increase in strength as we approach the 2024 solar maximum. The question is how will we work with it? The invitation is to use the energy of fire in a constructive way through the process of alchemy. Fire is a powerful force for both creation and destruction. When skillfully used fire enables us to destroy what is dead and no longer true in order to create from a place of greater truth and authenticity. When fire runs amok or is used unskillfully we see a lot of senseless suffering, destruction, and death. Yet whether fire is used in a skillful or unskillful way, we can trust that we will get the experiences we need. What needs to be destroyed will be destroyed and something more true will eventually take its place. The only question is how much suffering will we need to endure in order to get there. The key to working with the fire element within us is to identify and cultivate our own desires. Desire is our inner fire. When we are attuned to it our desires can light our way and burn us clean of delusions. When we suppress our desires, fire will express itself in destructive ways. When we don’t tend our own inner fire it may go out, and we may find it difficult to find purpose, direction, and motivation in our lives. Our first responsibility to the self is to tend the fire of our own desires. To notice and allow them to run through us. That does not mean every desire is acted upon. Rather every desire is noticed, honored, and respected. Then the will is used to work with those desires in a constructive way. As we tend our own inner fire of desire this month we are being invited to recreate ourselves in truth. A lot of 2022 has been about bringing our life circumstances into greater integrity with truth. That starts with the truth of who and what we are, which can only be known when we are clear on our own desires. Because it is our desires that tell us what needs to be experienced in order to continue our spiritual evolution. When we ignore or deny our desires we are denying the divine within us the experiences it needs for evolution.
#215 | Sexual Attraction Changes After Spiritual Awakening
Sep 29 2022
#215 | Sexual Attraction Changes After Spiritual Awakening
In this video we discuss Sexual Attraction and Spiritual Awakening, and how sexual attraction often changes after spiritual awakening. The most significant spiritual awakening most of us ever have is the initial opening of the heart chakra, which brings online energetic sensitivity and a greater capacity for love and intimacy. After that initial awakening we often think of our lives in terms of what came before our awakening and what came after. This is also true of sexual attraction and romantic relationships, which is the most potent vehicle there is for spiritual evolution. Sexual attraction changes after a spiritual awakening. Our pre-awakening sexual attractions are usually determined by the lower chakra lessons we need to learn in order to reach the heart space. So we are often working out our karma and may find we are attracted to conventional beauty and those who possess wealth, power and/or social prestige. The evolutionary imperatives at this point often relate to security, survival, procreation, and learning to harmoniously relate with one another. The good news is there are a lot of people who can help us learn the basic lessons that help us open the heart and achieve the initial awakening. For many people that may involve having and raising children together. Things can get more challenging and interesting after awakening, the basic lessons have been learned and we are ready for a more advanced curriculum. For instance, many of us awaken within a partnership that taught us the lessons we needed to awaken, but after the awakening the sexual attraction goes away. Fundamentally we are sexually attracted to people with whom we have the potential to do work in consciousness together to evolve. The root chakra draws in the experiences we need in order to evolve in consciousness. We are sexually attracted to those with whom we have polarity, and the potential to do work. At its most primal level that polarity is the difference between masculine and feminine energies (regardless of bodies), but more generally polarity is the capacity of two people to catalyze one another's spiritual growth and help facilitate healing of karmic patterns, greater balance and wholeness. Once we move beyond the basic lessons of the lower chakras we may find we are no longer sexually attracted to those who are unable to meet us at the heart space to do the advanced lessons. The advanced lessons include cultivating unconditional love free of the desire to possess or be possessed, engaging in open and honest communication that facilitates the sharing and harmonization of vibrations, and ultimately the sacramental merger of beings with one another and the divine. Many wonder what to do when they have a spiritual awakening while in a relationship, and after the awakening sexual attraction to their partner goes away. When sexual attraction disappears in a relationship it usually means polarity at the root chakra has been resolved, which can happen for a number of reasons. Sometimes that means we have successfully learned the lessons the mated relationship had to teach us, and are not compatible for the advanced lessons. Other times it may mean we simply no longer view the person as appropriate or able to do the basic work in consciousness "assigned" to us. Whatever the reason for a lack of sexual attraction things can always change, if there is a mutual desire, willingness, and ability to continue using the relationship as an evolutionary vehicle. However, if any of those factors is absent the relationship has likely served its evolutionary function. That doesn't mean it has to end. You can have a very happy and harmonious relationship with someone with whom you lack sexual chemistry or Eros. However, the relationship has ceased to be a romantic mated relationship at that point, whether or not it is acknowledged as such. Therefore it is useful to recognize there has been a shift, and to update the terms and conditions of the relationship so they are in alignment with what is true and alive.
#213 | Integrating the Human with Michaël Bijker
Aug 9 2022
#213 | Integrating the Human with Michaël Bijker
In this interview with Michaël Bijker we discuss the yoga of descension and integrating the human. We can often think of the first leg of the spiritual journey as the yoga of ascension, where through discipline and renunciation we disentangle ourselves from the addictions and attachments that keep us trapped and stuck in order to experience higher states of consciousness. But there comes a time when we must confront the aversions that develop as a byproduct of renunciation and integrate higher consciousness into the human, so that we may become spirit in form. Michaël Bijker is a yoga, breathwork, pranayama, meditation & QiGong teacher and has the best-selling course creator of breathwork, QiGong and meditation courses with over 70.000 students worldwide. His courses are among the highest-ranked on Udemy and his teachings have transformed the lives of thousands of people around the world. Michaël has practiced mind training and meditation since the age of 14 and studied QiGong and Yoga since having to recover from a severe car accident that happened in the year 2001. By the powerful methods of QiGong and Yoga and the grace of God he was able to recover from injuries of which medical professionals considered he would probably not heal. Since then he has been committed to helping others to learn these wonderful techniques as well that will not only give health, focus and strength, but makes us realize what we truly are and what our true calling is. After years of living as a modern spiritual renunciate Michaël met his partner and became a father, which has led him to integrating the realization of higher consciousness into the life of the householder.
#212 | Lion’s Gate 2022: Heaven on Earth
Aug 9 2022
#212 | Lion’s Gate 2022: Heaven on Earth
In this Lion's Gate 2022 energy update we discuss the themes of the August 8th Lion's Gate Portal. As a collective we find ourselves at a crossroads. One path leads to heaven on Earth, the other to a hell of our own making. There is no pre-destination. It is all a choice. We are choosing heaven or hell moment by moment day by day. Late last year we said 2022 was going to be an ascension rocketship. What we didn't realize at the time was that we would be building the rocketship mid flight. As we build our rocketships mid flight we often have to improvise. Sometimes a part won't fit, or will stop working, and we have to adapt. We are mid flight, so if we don't figure out how to make it work the only option is to fall. The message I have for everyone is to keep going. Keep improvising. Keep the rocketship in the air, even if you are simply maintaining altitude at this point. It isn't about being graceful and easy. It is about being dedicated to embodying a higher state of consciousness. It is about showing up each day and doing the things you need to do in order to embody more peace, joy, and love while serving others. There is a prophecy amongst the indigenous peoples of the Americas that humanity has split into two tribes, the condors and the eagles. The condor tribe is intuitive and feeling, and lives in harmony with Mother Earth, viscerally experiencing her as an extension of self. The eagle tribe is powerful and intelligent, and lives for conquest, domination, and exploitation of the Earth Mother. It is said that for a 500 year period the eagle tribe will grow stronger and stronger, until they grow so strong that that they all but wipe out the condor tribe and destroy Mother Earth. At the end of that 500 year cycle the eagle tribe will have a choice. They can choose to continue doing the things that destroy the planet, or learn to live in harmony with her and the condor tribe. In order for both tribes and the planet to survive the eagle and the condor will have to learn how to fly in harmony with one another. We are in the time of choice, where the eagle tribe will learn to live in peace with the condor tribe and plant or destroy itself and everything else. There is no predestination. It is all choice that must be made over and over on a daily basis. #lionsgate #ascension #energyupdate
#210 | June New Moon 2022: Nourish the Thirsty Parts of Yourself
Jun 28 2022
#210 | June New Moon 2022: Nourish the Thirsty Parts of Yourself
In this June New Moon Energy Update 2022 we discuss the energetic themes of the June 28th new moon. Some of the themes discussed are continuing to deepen our capacity to embody loving awareness, finding nourishing community, owning the queer parts of our being, and nourishing the thirsty parts of ourselves. A theme of this year has been deepening our capacity to embody loving awareness. That has meant releasing judgments and noticing the things that make us numb and contracted. Often the discomfort of a relationship or situation is what causes us to numb out and not be present. When that happens we need times of retreat to withdraw, heal, and nourish ourselves. Sometimes we may even need to distance ourselves from people and situations that we are unable to remain conscious while in relationship with. The search for nourishing community and relationships is a big theme of this new moon. Many of us have outgrown the old containers of our lives and they are no longer nourishing. Which has led many of us on a quest to find community that will provide fertile ground for us to continue our growth. As part of learning to be in community in a deeper more authentic way we are being invited to own all the queer parts of ourselves. June is Pride month which is a celebration of diversity and loving all of who and what we are. We all have queer parts of ourselves, which don't necessarily have anything to do with sexuality or gender identity. We all have aspects of ourselves that remain hidden, unloved, and unacknowledged which are being asked to be owned and embodied. It is only when we own all the queer parts of ourselves that we are able to show up in community and fully be a part of it. Nourishing all the thirsty parts of ourselves is a theme of this new moon. Notice where you are lacking nourishment. Notice where you are lacking in love, attention, and light and give it the nourishment it needs. It is only when we are nourished that we can really experience true abundance. #energyupdate #newmoon #abundance
#204 | May Full Moon Energy Update 2022: Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse, Past Life Review, and Sacred Sexuality
May 11 2022
#204 | May Full Moon Energy Update 2022: Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse, Past Life Review, and Sacred Sexuality
In this May Full Moon Energy Update 2022 we discuss the energy of the May 16th blood full moon and lunar eclipse. There is a lot going on with this full moon! It is the first full lunar eclipse of this year, the second of which will be November 8th. This six-month window represents a portal of powerful transformational potential. Some of the themes you may be noticing is that you’ve been in a “past life review,” are reclaiming suppressed aspects of yourself, and are finally starting to gain clarity about where you are and where you are going. Many may find they have been in a “past life review” over the past few weeks. During these past life reviews we tend to look back at prior versions of ourselves and our lives through rose colored lenses. We focus on the good things and conveniently forget about the bad. We remember the good times about our past relationship but forget about the fights. We remember the stability and good pay of an old job but forget about hating it. We remember what was good about the past, but neglect to remember the seeds of destruction that made the past unsustainable. If you find yourself in a past life review remember the good times and the challenges. What was the seed of destruction that made the past unsustainable? If you do that you will learn from the past and call in a new creation that has a firmer foundation. A lot of us may find we are also reclaiming suppressed aspects of ourselves, and this is showing up in the ways we self sooth during difficult times. Maybe you’ve been feeling called to self sooth with things you thought you had outgrown that you don’t think are “spiritual.” We all have a “go to” when things are tough. For many it is some combination of sex, booze/cannabis, and food. Whatever your preferred mode of self-soothing be gentle with yourself. We don’t repeat lessons, we merely encounter them from a higher state of consciousness. Remember that every desire can be elevated to a sacred and even sacramental expression. Simply try to bring as much consciousness to the activity you are engaged in as possible and try to find the sacred expression of the unmet need being expressed through you. A beautiful example of this process is the practice of sacred sexuality, where the desire for sexual gratification is elevated to the sacramental. Finally, many of us are starting to experience clarity about where we are and where we are going. For the last month many of us have been experiencing a lot of confusion, and that confusion has prevented us from acting. But with this full moon and lunar eclipse the scales will fall from our eyes, and the truth will be fully revealed in June. The clarity of May and June will catalyze action in July and the remainder of the year! A major theme for this year is birthing. What new creations are you giving birth to?
#203 | May Energy Update 2022: Evolution or Regression
Apr 27 2022
#203 | May Energy Update 2022: Evolution or Regression
In this May Energy Update 2022 we do a deep dive into the energies so far this year, what to expect in May, and some themes for the rest of the year. The overarching theme for the month of May is patience, because while Easter may have come and gone many of us who had death experiences in April are not yet ready for resurrection. The first quarter of this year gave many of us a great deal of clarity about our lives, missions, and how we might best serve in the world. This clarity sparked a choice in April, which lead to the death of those things that were no longer in alignment. As we move into May and eclipse season we are being confronted with the infinite possibilities for the future, but the choice ultimately comes down to evolution or regression. What will you do with the clarity you gained during the first part of the year? Will you try to forget the inconvenient truths and carry on as you did before? Or will the clarity and insights you gained serve as the foundation for the rest of your life? The light can at times be blinding, especially when it reveals unconscious and unloving aspects of ourselves. That sort of self-revelation can be very uncomfortable. When we are confronted with our shadows we can either bring humility and loving awareness to them, or we can curse the light and flee from it. The collective is also being confronted with the choice between evolution and regression. The intensity of light and consciousness hitting the planet is revealing all of our unconscious and unhealed parts and amplifying those places where we lack alignment with one another. This can catalyze war and strife or profound healing and transformation. The clarity of the first part of the year and the choices that were made in April have set the stage for May and the upcoming eclipse season. May is the gestation phase of the rebirthing process. The gestation phase is uncomfortable for many of us. When we are between death and rebirth our minds can drive us mad with worry, and that worry can cause us to act prematurely. Instead of worrying about everything that could go wrong, try to remain aligned with what you know to be true and simply listen for opportunities to align with it. Remain steadfastly committed to truth, alignment, and integrity throughout May. Listen to your inner voice, and not the voice in your head. By June and July the gestation phase will begin culminating into the inevitable rebirth. Will you go back to the old, safe, and familiar, or sit in the infinite possibilities for your future and remain committed to moving forward and not backward? July throughout the rest of the year will be a period of profound and unrelenting transformation and birthing. For now enjoy the gestation phase of the evolution process.
#202 | Tantric Relationship Between Yoga and Shamanism
Apr 27 2022
#202 | Tantric Relationship Between Yoga and Shamanism
In this podcast we discuss the Tantric Relationship Between Yoga and Shamanism. Yoga and Shamanism are seen by some as mutually exclusive, however I've found they are actually two sides of the same tantric coin. Both are systems of spiritual evolution that include technologies that purify the mind, body, and soul to enable more of our soul awareness to shine through. However, while yoga concerns itself with daily practices that include meditation, pranayama, movement, and life-style, the shamanic path utilizes plant medicines and ecstatic states. While many schools of yoga discourage the use of any "intoxicants" I would argue that far from being intoxicants, plant medicines are just that - medicine - which if used properly accelerate our spiritual evolution. My journey with plant medicines began in 2019 after eight years of Kriya yoga practice. Initially I was hesitant to work with plant medicines because the two things seemed incompatible. However, in working with plant medicines I quickly learned that plant medicines are a portal to direct communion with the divine, and can beneficially accelerate the spiritual path. Yoga practices and lifestyle are the best foundation I've found for plant medicine work. The moral restraints of the yamas and niyamas and the practices of pranayama and meditation create a firm spiritual foundation that enables one to integrate plant medicine experiences in a balanced and beneficial way.
#199 | March Equinox 2022: Creation & Destruction
Apr 27 2022
#199 | March Equinox 2022: Creation & Destruction
In this March Equinox 2022 energy update we discuss the energetic themes of the March 20th Equinox. The major themes of this March Equinox relate to creation, destruction, and healing of the energy of control. As solar cycle 25 continues its progression towards solar maximum in late 2024 we are seeing an increase in the amount of fire energy present on the planet. The increase in solar activity is causing an acceleration and intensification of pre-existing trends. The energies at play around this March Equinox will continue to be intensified throughout 2024. As we approach this Equinox we are dealing with the energy of control as it relates to the creative and destructive qualities of the fire element. The element of fire is the key to both death and rebirth. As the physical manifestation of spirit it holds infinite possibilities. At this time the fires of war rage in the Ukraine in a rampage of destruction. Elsewhere the fires of creativity are birthing the New Earth. Creation and destruction always walk hand in hand. Too much control and the fire of spirit goes out and both creation and destruction cease. Too little control and fire rampages in a destructive frenzy. The key to creation is the skillful use of discipline that allows what needs to be destroyed to be destroyed while creating safe space for what wants to be born to be born. As a planet and species we are fully in the energetic atmosphere of fourth density. The bars of third density limitation are fading away and the doors to our cages are wide open. Yet most of humanity remains imprisoned in the obsolete paradigms of third density, which require ever more control and effort to maintain. This period of intensity will pass eventually. We simply have to trust that what needs to be destroyed will be destroyed in order for new growth to occur.  Even the most destructive fire holds the promise of regeneration. Each of us is remembering the truth of who and what we are as beings of light. The outward shells of our social identities and egos are being burned away or hardened, depending on the choices we make. Fourth density experience is available to those who align their hearts and minds with its vibrations. The field grows in intensity as two or more of that vibration gather in person, creating a squaring effect of their individual vibrations. Our fourth density civilization is being born through our individual awakening hearts gathered in sacred community. Fourth density is far from perfect. In truth it is simply the ending of our spiritual childhood and the beginning of our adolescence. It holds both beauty and pain. Love and hate. We simply choose to be with those who have also chosen love. #energyupdate #equinox #ascension
#197 | February Full Moon Energy Update 2022: Confrontation and Moment of Truth
Feb 15 2022
#197 | February Full Moon Energy Update 2022: Confrontation and Moment of Truth
In this February Full Moon Energy Update 2022 we discuss the energetic themes for the February full moon in Leo. The powerful crystalline energy of this full moon is catalyzing major shifts in consciousness that are forcing us into the unknown, and inviting us to trust that our inner mastery will carry us towards the highest possible outcome. This is the moment of truth. While change might have once felt slow and plodding, now you may find that things are shifting so quickly that you can’t keep up. As crystalline light hits the planet with greater intensity old heavy energies based in fear and separation are being boiled to the surface for expression, healing, and release. Sometimes that may feel like you are being asked to step right up to edge of the abyss and jump into the unknown. Most of us tend to avoid conflict and confrontation if at all possible. So we bury and avoid our differences, and co-exist at a superficial level. We all have people in our lives who we get along with precisely because we keep things superficial and avoid situations that would force us to confront those places where we lack alignment. Sometimes those differences are small, other times they are fundamental to who we are. A painful but necessary part of the ascension process being catalyzed by the crystalline energy of this full moon is confronting our differences. As consciousness becomes more illuminated it becomes more difficult to abide in a false peace based on a superficial understanding of one another. When we confront our differences and bring them to the surface we step into the unknown. Will there be war? Will there be transformation and reconciliation that allows for greater truth and harmony? Will we part ways and accept that our differences are irreconcilable at this time? These confrontations are playing out both at the collective level and within our individual lives. On the macroscopic level we are in the midst of an evolutionary split, with some embodying the light more than ever before and with others regressing to more tribal and individualistic states of consciousness. In our individual lives we may find there is an acceleration of old relationships ending or transforming and new relationships based on greater vibrational accord beginning. These earthly dramas are byproducts of our karma, and have been lifetimes in the making. Whatever confrontation you find yourself in, remember this situation was specifically designed for your healing, evolution, or growth. Our roles are always changing, sometimes we are the protagonist, antagonist, student, teacher, or healer. Perhaps the nature of our role depends on the perspective from which it is viewed. Whatever role you find yourself playing, trust that the situation you find yourself in has both an opportunity for you to be of service to others and to advance your own evolutionary journey. This is the moment of truth. We can no longer ignore our differences. We are at a point of necessary confrontation.  We are in need of resolution. One way or another. We are in need of healing and reconciliation, or the clarity to know when our differences are irreconcilable, the maturity to let that be ok, and the wisdom to go our separate ways in peace. Those who seek peace may nevertheless find themselves the object of another’s war. This has always been the case. Peace lovers have always been given the choice by those who wish to wage war upon them to either consent to their own destruction, or defend themselves and that which is sacred. Will there be war, peace, healing, or the infliction of greater injury? It’s hard to say. We live in a free will universe. Everyone gets a say. The future is written in the present moment. We may have some vague idea of how things might work out - but people can always surprise you. As you step into the abyss trust that your inner mastery will carry you forward in the present moment to the highest possible outcome. Allow things to remain fluid until the moment of decision arises and the path is set. Your duty is to maintain the highest ethical standards, the purest heart, and a steadfast commitment to being of service to others. Do that and the winds of fate will carry you to exactly where you need to go. Trust in your mastery, and you will achieve the highest good. What needs to transform will transform, and you will end up in a place of greater peace, love, and understanding.