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Resonance of Being—the Om Vibration, Part II

What is meant by the “ethereal reverberations” of the Om vibration moving through the body? Perhaps an example might be helpful here: clap your hands three times and then lay them flat on the thighs, palms turned upwards. Feel the strong sensations in the palms. Continue focusing on the vibrations as the sensations get more and more subtle. Notice how the mind can easily track the vibrations as they get less and less obvious.

The important point in this example is this: as you continue focusing on the vibration while it gets quieter and less noticeable, you may “get” or understand that the vibration never really stops…and that the mind is capable of focusing indefinitely upon the subtle reverberations for as long as you choose to do so.

At a certain point, if you continue focusing upon the subtle vibrations (started in the palms), the mind—because it is focusing upon subtlety—begins to relax and then you may experience a visceral connection with the underlying “Hum” or “Om” of the body…like ethereal reverberations!

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Resonance of Being—the Om Vibration, Part I

The “Resonance of Being” can be thought of as the Om Vibration, as referred to in Yogic tradition. The vocalizing of the sound of Om, when toned with the back of the throat wide open (as in Tibetan low-voice chanting), the entire body, especially from the crown of the head to the base of the spine, begins to vibrate in resonance with the vocalized sound.

When the body vibrates in this particular way, it draws the mind deeply within, offering an easy entryway to the sublime experience of the subtle realms. Now, the simple vocal chanting of Om will not necessarily create this “easy” connection. It is easy when the vocalization of Om is accompanied by a deep feeling of the rest of the body (especially the spine) vibrating in resonance with the sound.

In chanting Om, pay attention to keeping the back of the throat wide open, allowing the overtones of sound to go very deep and wide, like in Tibetan Low-Voice chanting. The vibration then easily draws the mind deeply within.

The mind that goes deeply within when chanting Om will experience the sounds and their overtones as ethereal reverberations that have a way of holding body and mind in delicious resonance, as though electrified!

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Accessing the Unconscious, Part I

In the simple noticing and feeling into the overall sensation of Being, the mind can be understood to be like a machine or computer that can be programmed to move into deep trance states, where fine/subtle vibrations can be accessed.

This focus on subtlety has a way of drawing the mind deeply within. Using certain thoughts, prayers, songs, sounds, rhythm, etc., will put the mind into trance, where it is then fairly easy to observe the mind going on by itself, repeating the prayers over and over in the background of the mind.

In this kind of noticing, the overall sensation of the body/mind/psyche can be felt as “One Resonance of Being.” From this simple “noticing of Being,” there can also be an observing of thoughts percolating up from the unconscious. This is very subtle, as what comes up from the unconscious is, by definition, outside our normal waking consciousness.

How does our unconscious communicate with us? Oftentimes in dreams, through archetypes, through synchronicities, etc. Now, if you want more consistent access to the unconscious during times of meditation or when doing creative work, then the practice of tuning into, feeling into finer and finer nuances of sensations will help.

This can be done during periods of meditation or while at a coffee shop…or even standing in line at the market! At some point in the process of “observing,” there is a noticing of an inner resonance, a kind of background/underground vibration, that subtly moves the body into certain postures…and that ultimately “contorts” the body. This sensation of contortion also has a way of “gripping” the mind, holding the current of Life Force that draws the attention deeply within, upon “One Resonance of Being!”

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Kundalini Bliss Resonance, Part IV

In recognizing the small, seemingly insignificant shifts in awareness while focusing on the overall sensation of the body, there can also be a noticing of the mind going into “trance.” What I mean by “trance” is this: the focus and absorption on the subtle vibrations and sensations of the body.

In the beginning, this is important as it opens one to the experience of the inwardly flowing current of mind…and what might seem insignificant at first notice, is huge and potentially life-transforming, as the mind finally has a reference point and glimpse (however small) for latching onto the finer and finer nuances of sensations…and the accompanying experience of the inwardly flowing mind.

Of what benefit is this (to connect with the subtle vibrations/sensations of the body)? Well, as one goes deeper and deeper in its connection with subtle vibrations, the awareness begins to apprehend the underlying Bliss Resonance, experienced as a kind of sweetness moving through the body.

There is so much more that begins to open up, but I’ll leave it to the reader to explore for themselves the immensity of the inner vibration that is accessible to them in this very moment!

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Kundalini Bliss Resonance, Part III

Any thought, prayer, or feeling, when repeated often enough—and with deep feeling—can ultimately be felt going on and on, by themselves through the momentum created by rhythm and repetition. In the mindful experience of prayers and subtle sensations going automatically, in the background of the mind, an opening to finer and deeper realms of subtlety is created.

There is then a sense of touching into, tuning into a deep underground resonance that has the ongoing prayer and feeling embedded into it. Understand what is being offered here: a way for prayers and corresponding feelings/sensations to expand deep into the bedrock Hum of Creation!

In the beginning this need only be an initial recognition of how the inner resonance (felt as the overall sensation of the body) naturally draws the mind’s focus within…providing an easy entryway to finer and finer realms of subtlety.

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Kundalini Bliss Resonance, Part II

Sometimes the body and mind need to be warmed-up in order to get into the flow of creativity, into the flow of the ingoing trance states. The use of rhythm and repetition can be of great help. For instance, the repetition of certain words, like “Divine,Divine, Divine, Divine….etc.” while rhythmically and gently moving the body (dance-like) can be used to quickly and easily enter the first stages of meditative trance and the flow of creativity…and with the Bliss Resonance.

The use of rhythm and repetition is a way to “prime-the-pump” of the mind to connect with the subtle sensations of the Life Force…and this connection is a delicate balancing act of tuning into what feels like an underlying resonance of all sensations together…felt as one overall sensation…one Hum.

This initial connection need not be a “Big Wow, knock your socks off” kind of transformative experience. The important point here is to feel the overall vibration/sensation of the body…and to notice the inward focusing shifts of the mind as it notices subtlety of sensations (however slight).

This initial connection with subtlety need only be a simple noticing of the inward flowing of the mind…as opposed to the usual and habitual outward flowing mind. Now, the “simple noticing of the inward flowing mind” creates a reference point, an inner acknowledgment that gives the mind a knowingness in how to go deeper and deeper into the subtle currents of the body, especially in the spinal currents.

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Kundalini Bliss Resonance, Part I

Recognize the shifts in consciousness, however slight, while going deeper and deeper into meditative trance, feeling into the delicate waves/radiations of the Life Force…Kundalini. These fine sensations, the “Music of the Spheres” can be experienced when feeling into the overall sensation/vibration of the body.

With this level of observing/noticing, there is also an awareness that the body naturally and automatically moves and adjusts (sometimes in micromovements), in resonance with the underlying waves and reverberations, the resonance of all sensations felt together as one “Hum” of Creation!

It is this background/underground “Hum” from which all Creation, the “Music of the Spheres,” percolates up from. The body/mind/psyche attuned to this resonance easily and naturally learns to move, dance and surrender to the play of what it ultimately recognizes as the underlying Bliss Resonance.

Any movement or posture can then be explored to infinite depths. For example, while listening to music, the body may naturally begin to move/dance in resonance with the music. By feeling into the activating essence of what is nudging/informing the body to move, there is a gradual focusing in on exquisitely delicious sensations that can be “held” by various postures of the body, along with micromovements that “squeeze” the fine essences of the Life Force through the spine and other parts of the body.

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