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Tuning into the Subtlety of Sensations, Part I

The mind easily recognizes familiar objects (patterns) in its environment, all the things it has come to “know.” However, it can also easily fall into habitual/addictive patterns of thinking and doing, ones not necessarily beneficial to itself.

Mind can be thought of as a pattern generator and pattern recognizer. Understand that different patterns of behavior and thinking can just as easily be created, ones that are more in alignment with Higher Self.

By observing/noticing the mind (as in meditation), it is fairly easy to “see” or understand that the mind has layers upon layers of “noticing.” There is the superficial noticing of the environment and things in it, including our bodies. There is the noticing of thinking, of desires, feelings, likes/dislikes, etc. There is also the noticing of our sense of self, of our “I-ness,” the one who experiences.

Along with this type of superficial observing/noticing (which is easily taken for granted), there can also be a noticing of circumstances in our lives that seem to be out of our control or understanding, oftentimes in the areas of relationships, health, finances. It could seem like there are forces at work below the radar of our knowing that create havoc in our lives.

For these unseen and “dark” forces, we think of as being part of our “unconscious” or “subconscious.” We are able to observe or notice these forces through the effects that they have in our lives. Is it possible to observe these forces directly, to bring them into the light of the conscious?

Just below the superficial noticing of our environment, body, thoughts/feelings and sense of self, when we direct our attention inwardly to the underlying sensations and feelings, there is a noticing of the overall vibration. And just below this vibration, when one is fairly relaxed and quiet, there can be felt a subtle “feel good” feeling/sensation (akin to light giddiness)…and observed/felt underneath this are sensations that seem to initiate coiling/twisting/squeezing reverberations that express in the spine and body through “micro movements.”

This is a very different kind of relationship that can be experienced with our sense of self, with our life force…an awareness that is quite different from what we’ve grown familiar with.

Feeling into the subtleties of vibrations/sensations, as felt deeply in the body, is a practice we may not have truly understood, even through all the meditation and somatic exercises we’ve engaged in.

There is a simplicity in just feeling deeper and deeper into body sensations…and yet the power and beauty of this way of being with life energy is missed because of some mechanism of mind that has a way of short-circuiting our noticing what is just below the threshold of what we’ve come to consider “normal” and “familiar.”

It is the finest of barriers, because the body is rife with sensations, both obvious and subtle. By the mere tuning into subtle sensations and following deeper and deeper into the body and spine, an opening is created in our understanding and knowingness that…FINALLY… allows us to explore vibrations outside the range of what we’ve been accustomed to.

This simple allowing of ourselves to just feel deeply (below the obvious superficial sensations) is monumental as it represents a vastly different relationship with our life force, one that is not fenced in by the narrow spectrum of experience that had become our default pattern of existence.

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The Body as Window to Other Dimensions

Mystery of the Human Body, Chakra system

The body is a window to help you experience particular dimensions of creation. Life experiences were meant to be enjoyed and learned from, not to torture and maim. Free yourself now by releasing the strong hold upon the stories erected around the beliefs you have about this existence.

Listen to the whispers of your heart calling you to create differently. Stop fighting your own power! Create from the abundance that dances within. Release yourself to follow the trail of Beauty! Receive and create! Unleash what wants to express and have life in the world.

It is not complicated. Do not make life a series of problems! Breathe deeply, release, create, enjoy the moment. In the fullness of Presence, all things are filled with infinite beauty and light. Feelings of loneliness and separation are symptoms of a consciousness that is fractured by attachments to past and worries of the future. Connect now with the music that plays from inside. Immerse yourself quickly into the river that flows towards the Great Spirit. Relax and feel your Larger Self.

What dimension of consciousness do you wish to visit and learn from? There is no realm of wisdom and knowledge that is beyond your reach. Just feel what is around you now. Consider the people within the circle of your environment. When talking with them, pay attention more on the inside and feel the rays of light and vibration that penetrate to the deepest levels of your heart. Focus upon the energy field around them and the vibratory feel of the words that issue from their lips. You will then connect on the deeper levels of heart and wisdom where true communication occurs. You are all so much more than the bodies and roles that you play!

The body is a doorway to experience various levels of consciousness. Do not get stuck on only one plane or dimension. You have grown so accustomed to the world via the senses that the spectrum of your awareness lies within a fairly narrow range. Your experience of the different forces of Nature is pretty much constrained by mental concepts and memories. Can you feel the Wind not only as physical sensation but also as consciousness that can be communicated with? When you learn to listen on the inside, you will understand that you are connected with all forces of Nature in a most intimate way. That you ever feel disconnected and separated from the Source of all Beauty and Love is the grandest “Magic Disappearing Act” you play again and again on your Self.

Consciousness congeals to form a picture of you in a universe that has certain laws of physics required to maintain the dream. The billions of individuals who walk upon planet Earth all participate in this dream of separation, and yet many are awakening to the One Consciousness that is dreaming the picture and drama of suffering. When you learn to see the body and mind as a “multi-sensory movie producing machine,” then you will learn to disconnect your seemingly hardwired attachments to the body and mind. You need not ignore the body but only release the tight grip you have upon the flickering pictures of the drama. The senses were meant to help you experience the Universe as energy, as vibration and consciousness. Allow thoughts to settle down and just experience your body and mind as a dream producer. As you watch dispassionately, you begin to experience the Vast Consciousness behind the dream. The dream then becomes peripheral and the Consciousness of Spirit expands fold upon fold. Just observe without attachment or grasping. This has always been our instructions to you. So simple… and yet for all those still caught in the dream, it seems difficult–if not impossible–to extricate themselves from the gossamer fetters of the nightmare that continue to bind!

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