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Play and Dance of Sensation

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When listening to music, tune into sensations and observe how the body responds. There might be certain postures and movements that it naturally assumes, along with certain “micro movements” of the spine, fingers, etc. Pay deep attention to the subtle sensations along with any thoughts or emotions that may come up.

Like in the practice of any “technique,” if you approach the above without deeply feeling into the sensations, the mind will begin to quickly wander from its connection with the subtle vibrations.

Tuning into the “Life Force” moving through the spine is like connecting with music. Just as music can hold the body/mind in its resonance, so the Life Force (felt as Bliss) holds the mind/body in its dynamic vibration.

Mind then becomes like fingers of the hand. Just as fingers/hands can hold and grasp whatever it latches onto, so the mind can latch onto feelings, sensations in the body. The mind can hold/embrace such subtlety of vibration in its attention, playing/dancing with sensations that are like micro-threads of finest light being pushed and pulled through the body and brain. The experience of the body is then like a most delicate feather vibrating in a gentle wind!

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Creativity – Getting Into Flow

The following post is in response to a question I received in my last post regarding my creative process.

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Whether drawing, writing, playing music, dancing, etc., one of the most important aspects of my creative process is in “just starting,” in the sense of getting energy moving, getting past the hump of any inertia that may be present. During this stage especially, I do not judge or edit, I just create, move energy until I sink into a familiar state of flow. I’ve learned to recognize the “feeling” of flow: a state of being/feeling connected with the underlying Bliss. It’s a kind of bodily vibration/hum that naturally draws the attention within… because it feels good.

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My drawings have evolved. At first, I really did not know how to draw… I just allowed myself to be relaxed and to not worry about form, structure, right/wrong, etc. I enjoy the flow of pen on paper, without judging what comes through.
I usually start a drawing without a plan, immersing myself in the process of getting into flow and the bodily state of trance. It feels blissful to be in a state of creativity and flow. Whatever shows up on paper I get a sense later on of whether or not I’d like to publicly share.

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The themes that come to me are usually archetypes and energies that “feel” like they open energetic connections within. It then becomes an exploration of feelings and vibrations. Whenever I draw or write, I feel like I’m “playing” with the sheerest, most subtle vibrations that move wave-like through the bodily field.
Every drawing then becomes a kind of doorway for me that allows intimations of extremely fine vibratory realms.

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I just start drawing, moving pen over paper. Much of my art will have the same symbols (lines, circles, spirals, faces, etc.), but each art piece represents to me a kind of inner resonance of Being.
Thanks again Scott!
Here are the links to my other posts on creativity:
http://wp.me/p5JsY-3R
http://wp.me/p5JsY-38
http://wp.me/p5JsY-34

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The Alchemy of Feelings – Tuning Into Bliss Consciousness

Dear Higher Self, in the dimension of this 3D world, along with all of its physical laws, transformation seems to take a lot of time and effort. It doesn’t happen “overnight.” I’d like to transform my consciousness and circumstances, if not overnight, then very quickly. How can I do this? 

When you go to sleep each night, your consciousness transforms instantly and your 3D existence “disappears” “overnight,” only to continue on upon awakening.

“Yes, I want to change my circumstances and thought/life patterns of lack and limitation. I want freedom to move, create and thrive in the world.”

This is the predicament of so many souls such as yourself who feel/believe they are “stuck” in a certain pattern of existence, unable to move forward. Everyday they awaken into the same predicament they lived through on the previous day. Stagnation sets in and then they feel trapped and unable to even imagine a better existence, unable to move towards the innumerable possibilities that invite them to consider.

In this type of existence, “stuck” feels like depression, overwhelm, sadness and frustration. It also makes the world look and feel insipid, boring. The mind that is stuck in the rut of stagnation degrades to the helpless desire, “I want/need money!” which can lead to a subsistence level existence and feelings of panic.

Understand that the ongoing drama of the world is no less a dream than the dreams you have during sleep. By changing the energetic signature of your consciousness/life you can transform very quickly the circumstances you find yourself stuck in. If you cannot see how this is possible in the present state of your existence, please consider that all of your “reality” is held together by the “resonant frequency” of the dimension that the totality of your consciousness has “tuned” into.

If you feel lost or incapable of switching the channel, trapped in circumstances and ongoing “situations,” the emotional response to them can be changed in an instant by tuning into the higher or wider energetic spectrum of consciousness that is always available to you.

Can you feel what is offered here? The emotional response to situations need not follow the age-old familiar patterns that resort to fear and anxiety, sadness and despair. There is an “alchemy of feelings” that can be used to “graft” the feelings of Bliss to any other feeling, be it anger, sadness, depression, etc., transforming it alchemically into a feeling/consciousness that expresses the light of the Soul’s true existence as Spirit.

How to do this?

This is done by allowing the Bliss energy, that is readily available within and all around the bodily field to merge with the emotions. This then changes the “texture” of feelings, the usual emotional response to difficult situations. By opening up to the wider field of energy, the feelings/emotions are absorbed into the vast ocean of consciousness that, when identified with, transforms the emotional response along with the underlying identity of the little self (the ego) to Higher Self (the soul).

As you tune in with the Bliss vibration and merge it with any emotion/feeling, the power of Bliss allows a wider field for emotions to flow. Feelings of stuckness, sadness, depression, frustration, etc. can then be channeled into the wider ocean of consciousness that is connected intimately with Spirit. The emotional response then need not continue on in old and worn pathways of constriction, fear and anxiety.

How to tune into Bliss?

There are so many avenues to this vibration and one of them is through the very emotions that are felt in the bodily field. Feelings are vast and connected with the underlying Bliss that permeates all things. It can be felt in all things, especially in the bodily field.

Feel and breathe into any emotion or sensation as they arise in the body. As you relax into the feeling, observe the finest movement of energy. It may feel like a pulsation, a radiation, a tickling in the spine (or any part of the body). Relax deeper into the field and allow the energy to build up in power and intensity. The magnetism of this vibration will then absorb any emotion, transforming the texture or feel of its impact in the body/mind/heart.

The baseline experience of how you “feel” in the world shifts to accommodate the higher frequencies of Bliss that flows through the body. Physical circumstances oftentimes do and will change with the shift to a wider resonant frequency, but even if circumstances remain apparently the same, the energetic feel shifts so that they are no longer the “problem” they once were.

The body is a vast field that is wide open for infinite exploration. It can be used as a “launching pad” for any intention or prayer. There is no upper limit to the degree of Bliss that can be experienced. The body, as a Bliss generating machine can be used as a connection with the highest manifestation of Love/Spirit.

This does not make you less effective in daily life, but rather opens you up to the greater potential and possibilities that are all around, waiting to be tuned into.

If it is freedom you want, or money to do the things that support freedom, look at the gifts you already have! Follow the trail of Bliss and Love through the doors of synchronicities that begin showing up. If you feel drawn to explore a certain avenue of creative action, follow that trail with openness and awareness. Go deeper and deeper into the magnetic river of the spine that attracts all that you want and desire. And then take note of what shows up in your environment, in your thoughts and feelings. If circumstances are painful and difficult to navigate, tune into the spine and the energies there. It is not about “controlling” the emotions but rather allowing them space to be absorbed into the wider field of Bliss.

What is strongly calling out to you? Take note of the ideas/thoughts/feelings that arise. Do not judge what comes through. They may be practical or seemingly frivolous. Do not judge but feel the directional pull of energy. Solutions to any problem are very close at hand. All that is required is your openness to explore and then to act upon the impressions that come up. Inspiration requires follow-up and action!

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Creative Work – Tapping into the Field

I get some of my most creative work done while sitting at a local coffee shop with a cup of organic Peruvian blend and a croissant. There’s something about the ambiance…the aromas, music in the background, the quiet coming and going of people…it’s like white noise that helps to bring out the muse. There just seems to be a lot of energy in the air that I can tap into.

On the other hand, trying to do creative work in a library does not work for me. I start to feel a little closed in, perhaps by the walls of books that seem to loom over my shoulders, reminding me of teachers in my younger days that shushed me for being too noisy.

Ah, but give me a journal and pen and plop me down in a funky little coffee shop, and I can spend many happy hours immersed in the creative ocean. It is quite satisfying and seems to activate certain bodily energies that want to express on paper. It is a wonderful antidote for moods and opens up the energetic field that allows Love’s vibration to flow unimpeded.

When connected to the current of creativity, there is no impediment to what you can dream and create. In the flow of these energies, the problems and concerns of 3d existence are felt dispassionately, with little commitment of emotional energy. In the deeper states of immersion with the blissful vibrations, the mind and body assumes certain postures and focus of mind. You become all feeling and Being, following the most subtle threads of Bliss energy to its Source.

Your work is to follow and pay attention to the energetic cues as they move in the Field of Consciousness. It is most delectable, most sublime, a vastly different perspective of awareness than what is offered by the linear, logical mind.

Create everyday! Not just from the intellect, but from the subtle vibrations of a heart that is connected with the Divine flow of what moves within. It is not difficult! Just breathe and feel! Release and allow the child of the heart to dance in the field of wonderment that surrounds and enfolds us at all times! If there is any heaviness or dark mood, allow yourselves to feel the “structure” or “geometry” of any tightness or pain associated with it in the body and then give deep permission to move and breathe, dance and tone in ways that helps to “evolve” your relationship with it.

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Harmonics of Love

There are infinite subtleties of sound and vibration that play within the bodily field. Galaxies of the finest energies are scintillating within, waiting to be experienced as passageways to the most sublime harmonics of Love. Every movement, every breath, every posture of the body can be used as a magnetic attractor of the ecstatic bliss vibration! Even during periods of sadness, physical pain, anger and the myriad emotional states that are part of being human, the underlying bliss can be felt deeply when we allow ourselves to feel and embrace all aspects of our humanity, even those parts that may be uncomfortable to look at and acknowledge.

In a very real sense, the body is a love/bliss attractor and generator. It is not just a physical place for the embodiment of the soul, but is also meant to be a doorway to the experience of Cosmic Love. When the bodily energies are in alignment with the universal currents of the bliss vibration, then it begins to dance like the leaves of the aspen tree quaking ecstatically in the wind. There is no impediment to this experience save in our own resistance to the depths of our own feelings. Afraid of vastness, terrified of primal nature, we seek comfort in controlled and familiar environments, not wanting to look into the abyss of our Infinite Selves.

Where to begin? Sometimes I like to begin from stillness and silence, feeling the body as a vast field of vibration. Then, a gentle and exquisitely slow twisting of the spine with the awareness of each underlying vibration as they arise. As you continue paying attention to what comes up, at a certain point you may notice certain pleasant or pleasureable feelings arising, vibrations that are subtle and yet distinct. Pay special attention to these fine energies and then allow the body to adjust itself according to how it wishes to move. It inherently knows how to flow in ways that builds the magnetic field of the blissful vibration. This is surrendering to the flow of Cosmic Energy, getting out of the way of that which is our natural state of Being.

Explore the finest nuances of the bliss vibration, following to its deepest source. As you continue to move and dance to this Divine Song, you are creating the geometries of Sacred Space within your body and in its environment. Understand that you are the portal to dimensions of indescribable Beauty! Play with the harmonics of Love. Every breath, every movement, every nuance of sound and vibration is an abode of Love! It is all feeling! The wind, the sky, it is all part of the pulse beat of Love, the breath of Bliss!

Bliss is dancing in the ocean of the bodily field. Remain open to the cues that show up for you. Learn to just Be! The power of Being has an attracting force that is divinely magnetic and will draw to you all the circumstances and people necessary to manifest the desires of the heart!

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Bliss Consciousness: the Transmission

Certain positions of the body, combined with the internal “squeezing” of particular muscle groups generates unbelievable degrees of bliss sensations in the bodily field for those who are familiar with Kundalini energies. The awareness then naturally follows the vibration to deeper and deeper nuances of its expression. Like waves that come and go, yet the consciousness is ever aware of its connection with the Infinite Ocean!

It is so simple and yet understandable why this awareness eluded me for most of my life. Rather, I eluded it. I unconsciously shielded myself from the vast “feelings” implied, too outwardly preoccupied to look into the deep abyss of Self. It was easier to lose myself in the challenges of “surface” living, focusing on the day-to-day struggles and responsibilities, endeavoring to do my duty and dharma as any good citizen of the world would do. It was the default “nine-to-five” daily grind existence handed down to all of us by the predominant culture of a world mindset  that did not know how to connect with the deepest layers of the human psyche – let alone Bliss Consciousness.

There is no “technique” that needs to be “practiced.” The energy will do what it needs to do in order to clear out any impediment or blockage to bliss energy. The body then assumes certain positions of itself to intensify and magnetize the field of the spine and body. Our conscious part is to allow the energy to move as it wants to in the body in order to build up the  field of Kundalini. A gentle twisting or stretching of the spine may suffice, along with a deep listening and feeling for the subtle vibrations that accompanies every posture and movement. This blissful, cosmic vibration is the very river and ocean of Love, in all its power and subtlety! It is the dance of Creation moving through all bodies, singing through all Nature, in the stars and galaxies!

We miss its presence because we distract ourselves with the countless mental stories of our little daily dramas. We short-circuit our direct access to bliss through the culturally created belief that the connection with Spirit/Bliss is only for the saints and supermen/women. And so it is for lifetimes that we pass this belief down through the generations.

There is no difficulty in connecting with this great power. Any perceived difficulty lies only in our resistance to the depths of our feelings. We fear the ocean of Bliss, forgetful of our divine connection with its infinite waters. We are the Ocean! What seems so immense and vast and overwhelming within Nature is a reflection of the infinite depths of our Selves. We hide and lose ourselves in the drunkenness of forgetfulness, choosing to stay little because it is too scary to feel the vastness of our Cosmic Selves. It feels safer to be wrapped in the cocoon of smallness, more comfortable to remain in the “safety” of limitation. We equate “familiarity” with safety and security and then lose our way, haunted by the call of the Eternal Vastness, drowning its voice by magnifying our littleness, building edifices of beliefs that protect our narrow existence in a world that depends on the security of fight and struggle. And yet the transmission of light is available to all who would simply allow themselves to feel deeply and to embrace even that which may seem at first uncomfortable and unpleasant.

Feel! And then follow the sensations as they go deeper and deeper within, along the trail of subtlety. Understand that the heart is a most powerful instrument that can plumb the depths of the deepest realms of any dimension. We then follow the vibration to its most subtle and sublime realm.

This is the transmission: allowing ourselves to feel and follow the pathways of subtlety wherein lie the primal forces of Cosmic Energy. Our deep listening and feeling then becomes the teacher, the guru. This elemental force is conscious and creative and knows how to magnify itself in the bodily field. Again, there is no sense of “practicing” a technique, or following and believing in a particular religious path. Teacher, student, path, it all dissolves into the field of the divine play of Bliss that dances and expresses through the unique creation of our lives!

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Kundalini Activation – What are the Dangers?

There seems to be quite a bit of concern regarding Kundalini activation in the body. Individuals ask if it can be dangerous if awakened abruptly or before the body and mind are prepared. I can only speak from my own experience. For me, the sensations in the spine came on very gently for me…so gently that I was not able to associate anything with it. It seemed strangely familiar, and quite pleasureable, but I did not know how to maintain it. I felt like I was walking on air for a couple of weeks or so…until it went away…for years.

Fast-forward many years later, never forgetting the experience and wistfully thinking that a door that had once opened itself to me was now impossibly shut. However, to my great joy and for reasons I will not get into quite yet, the sensations returned. This time around, I was able to follow and feel the intensity of the vibrations back to the spine. Oh…my…God! Again, the feelings began very gently, but then built up into a crescendo of convulsive contortions of the body accompanied by hissing breaths…and yet with unimaginable sensations of pleasure and bliss!

Getting back to the question regarding whether or not Kundalini activations can be dangerous… Well, I believe there can be a danger if the body is not physically healthy and pliable, because the amount of energy going through it is quite high. It would be like having a body that is fit for 100 watts, but 1000 watts of power is trying to surge through. I also believe it important to have emotional baggage cleared out, because stagnant or stuck energy in the body can be quite painful when the energy surge finds any type of blockage.

The energy has its own wisdom, and especially when Kundalini moves through the body, it knows what to do, taking up certain postures and breathing patterns without our having to direct its flow. It is very much like a serpent spirit in the body, moving and undulating, twisting and squeezing…

Oh, and something else to consider… I believe I missed Her (Kundalini) for years because of her subtle, in-the-background presence, like white noise that I paid little attention too. Something that might help: pay attention to the finest sensation that you can feel in the spine and allow the breath to build up the sensation. Allow the body to assume whatever position it needs to, to magnify the feelings in the spine. The breath and body posture is not something that you think about, it just happens.

Hope this helps. Also, the visual for me regarding what is happening in the spine is that of a microscopic thread of pleasurable vibration that is being pulled through the spinal cord while the body naturally assumes certain “locks” or positions. This is a way of literally “following your bliss.”

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