Much of my practice both personally and professionally is rooted in tantric philosophy. Below is a brief description of a very vast and sacred practice.
Tantra, in it's literal meaning, is "to weave, to expand, to spread". The tantric approach to life takes the whole person into account; our human as well as our spiritual nature. Tantra believes that we can achieve true and everlasting fulfillment only when all the threads of the fabric of life are woven according to the pattern designated by nature.
A tantra practice reweaves the fabric of life and restores it to its original pattern. The key to success is SHAKTI - THE POWER OF SOUL, the power of the divine force within, which every single being holds. Without access to our Shakti, true spiritual illumination is not possible. Awakening and using Shakti is the goal of tantra.
Tantra emphasizes purification of the mind and heart and the cultivation of a spiritually illuminating philosophy of life. As a science, it experiments with techniques whose effectiveness depends on the precise application of the practice.
We are truly one with each other. The universe exists within each of us and we are a smaller part of a greatly larger and infinite whole. When you awaken the divinity in your self, you awaken the divinity outside of you and vice versa. This is the basis of tantra:
Yatha Pindande, Tatha Brahmande - "Whatever is in the body is also in the universe."
And this is the basis of the healing work we do.