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Dance of Well Being, Part 2

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Focusing the mind upon subtle body sensations can be a way of quieting the mind, an easy way of focusing the attention. When placing the mind upon the overall resonance of sensations, the feelings can be resolved into a kind of “ball of vibration” that can be squeezed, pushed and pulled through the body, that effortlessly attracts the attention and focuses the mind.

This is experienced as a delicate dance of exquisite sensations balanced upon the pinpoint of the mind’s attention.

What holds the attention? Bliss…

What is meant by the “ball of vibration?” It is the sum total, the overall resonance of all that is felt in the moment. Sensations include all vibrations coming in through the physical senses and may include smells, tastes, sounds, sights, etc.

The main ingredient here is in connecting with the underlying sensation that has a “feel good” aspect and that imparts a feeling of well being. This particular vibratory “ingredient” is the secret sauce without which the above is just another technique that cannot take you very deep.

The very feeling/sensation of well being, of bliss, is the prompt that can take you to deepest levels of the awareness of Being!

I seek to connect with those who, like me, feel they have been “charged” to hold and ground the Bliss Resonance for Mother Earth. Please contact me if you’d like to experience the ecstatic current in the spine. It is a free session that will be of great benefit for you whether we decide to work together or not. Contact me here: bruce@manakastudios.com

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We Are Meant to Dance, Part 6

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We are meant to dance! Whether on the dance floor, while sitting in a coffee shop, while standing in line at the bank, while shopping at the market…with or without music! The body is meant to move, groove and luxuriate in the undercurrents of subtle vibrations that can be felt beneath the overall resonance of what we feel from moment to moment.

This doesn’t mean you would ever see me dancing at the coffee shop or while I’m standing in line at the market. For me, dancing includes a most pleasurable practice of “micro-movements,” following subtle bliss sensations that can be “embraced” and danced with on the “dance floor” of the spine.

What does this look like? It may not be noticeable to anyone who does not know what to look for. What is happening in the body through “micro-movements?” It can be likened to isotonic movements, except slower. These movements are not driven by mental intent or preconceived forms or exercise. They are informed by the inner experience of the bliss sensation as it moves wave-like and pulse-like through the body.

We’ve grown accustomed to experiencing a certain spectrum of feelings/sensations… and they’ve become familiar, normal, no big shakes. And we recognize this state of being as our day-to-day life, perhaps fairly stable, balanced, maybe even happy…interspersed with periods of sadness, grief, etc.

And then something happens. Some event, a beautiful sunset, a song, or walk in the forest…switches on the awareness of extremely fine vibrations… and most importantly that they are attuned to a bliss response in the body.

It was quite surprising to experience the bliss resonance in my body! More surprising was how close it always was, in the sense that I can remember the “echoes” of its presence throughout my life. It is like smoothly flowing oil moving through the body.

I seek to connect with those who, like me, feel they have been “charged” to hold and ground the Bliss Resonance for Mother Earth. Please contact me if you’d like to experience the ecstatic current in the spine. It is a free session that will be of great benefit for you whether we decide to work together or not. Contact me here: bruce@manakastudios.com

I will get back to you but please be sure to check your filtered mail as my email may get placed in your spam mailbox.

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Dance of Mindfulness

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The influence of our favorite songs have such powerful sway over our bodies and minds! Have you noticed how the body naturally, automatically wants to move and groove to our favorite pieces of music?

The next time you listen to your favorite pieces (especially dance music), observe how the body wants to start moving. However, before you get up and dance, just feel into the subtle energy of what is wanting to move you. Focus in on the activating sensation and follow it as far and as deeply as you are able to…before moving.

There is such power in subtlety! The subtle “life force” can be felt as the activating inner prompt that shows up as a desire to move. Usually we lose the delicate connection when we just go about our day, unmindful of the finest sensations of the activating energy.

In dance, we have an opportunity to feel the sublime! It is just a matter of learning to “hold” the initial activating sensation and following it to its deepest source within. This is the clue/doorway to the experience of Bliss!

 

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Danced by Kundalini

The resonance of the body shifts as you allow yourself to “just be” in your meditation “practice.” The idea of “practicing” meditation falls away as you tune deeper and deeper into the experience of the energetic field, allowing the awareness of its magnetic current to expand naturally and easily. In this way, meditation becomes a doorway or portal to the Divine Current, a great releasing of self to the dance and radiation of Spirit! It may outwardly look like quietly sitting, or it may look like a whirling dance of ecstatic movement. In utter stillness or ecstatic dance, the inner experience is a total abandonment to the Blissful Current!

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It is interesting to note that in my serious “practice” of meditation (Kriya technique), my seriousness and adherence to the strict discipline of meditation would ironically and ultimately be the “wall” beyond which I could not, for the life of me, seem to be able to go beyond. I derived a lot of satisfaction and sense of peace from meditation, but after years of “practice,” it became a static routine.

Looking back at those years, it is very easy now to see that I was needing to lighten up… a lot… a whole lot! Now there are many positives that can be derived from being strict and disciplined… It’s just that my narrow focus on technique became a rigid barrier to the openness and fluidity required in order to “feel” the delicate and subtle Bliss currents. I was so intent on “finding God” and “getting into the spine” that I missed Her gentle touch during the many times that She tried to get my attention. I was so busy doing my “108 kriyas” and six hour meditations that I did not know how to recognize her voice, nor did I know how to respond whenever She invited me to “come out and play.” I learned well to hide behind my meditations and discipline.

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Connecting with the Kundalini Bliss currents in the spine is in some ways like learning to ride a bicycle… once you learn, you never forget. The point is in getting to that place wherein you viscerally “know” and can “feel” the connection, the sensations that seem to arise from the deepest primordial feelings connected with pleasure, survival, fear, love, etc. We already are familiar with these sensations. It’s just that we humans, for the most part, have forgotten how to “dance” with Kundalini… we have also forgotten how to “be” danced by Her.

This is where “lightening up” comes in… releasing rigidity around the many layers of beliefs and assumptions that we may have about God, Guru, spirituality, techniques, etc. These beliefs may be perfectly beautiful and fine, but the idea is to allow a wider space, a beginner’s mindset in order for expansion to happen. Kundalini seems to require a very large field of play wherever She shows up!

When She does show up, perhaps as a gentle sensation in the spine, it is helpful to relax and “pay attention,” to feel deeply. This may all sound quite obvious, but the idea is to “follow subtlety,” to follow the finest nuances of vibration and sensations as they move in the bodily field. As you learn to apprehend finer and finer sensations, you also learn that the entire body can be thought of as a “Bliss Generating Machine.” You then have learned to dance with Kundalini and to be danced by Her!

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Love’s Vibration – Dissolving the Dream

It is getting clearer and clearer that the work that is my joy to do in the world is in using sound, voice and movement as a way to connect with the heart. My part is in allowing Spirit to show up within the circle of sacred space and allow the Mother to do Her work. Dear Higher Self, please advise.

The Mother lives within you. This is getting more and more evident as you continue working with sound and movement.

Dear Mother, it is all You within!

Yes! Feel me moving through your arms and legs, in every breath you take. You are feeling me on a physical level as never before experienced. With each breath you are now feeling my presence, my bliss moving in your lungs. Isn’t it wonderful to be together in such intimacy? I enjoy being in your body, and it has only been through your invitation and openness that I have been able to enter you. We can now forever dance together. Even others in your group are noticing a difference in you as they allow an opening in their own hearts. Isn’t it all so very delicious?

Yes, at times I cannot contain my joy and gratitude! Sometimes it takes all my strength to not dance and sing whilst in a public place. The body wishes at times to express your love through movement and song!

I understand this delightful dilemma. The energy is moving deeper into your cells, allowing your body to be bathed in Love.

Yes, every breath then becomes blissful!

Bliss energy permeates all things and goes both outwardly and inwardly in infinite directions, through movement as well as through utter stillness. You are learning to navigate both worlds while remaining present to the moment. What you may now consider to be disturbances or distractions to this awareness will soon be absorbed by the all-powerful resonance of your growing bliss. Like an ocean, it receives into its depths all storms of desires and dreams. The vibration of Bliss is Love’s power to embrace and transform all desires. Love then feeds upon all things that you once thought to be distractions. Like kindling, they fuel the fires of Bliss.

In this experience there is no circumstance in life that has the power to pull you away from your rightful place in Love. Feelings of helplessness fall away from your memory as Love’s vibration becomes fully enthroned in consciousness. The dream of separation and limitation has ended. All things are a pulsation of Divine Love!

Love is now experienced as a vibration, a resonance that contains all things and fills all things. It is all Bliss. Nothing is outside of it. Desire, joy, pain, all things are food for its Divine Fire!

Why do I sometimes feel separated from the power of Bliss?

Bliss has created a universe to mask itself behind. It only appears frozen to you through your own acceptance of the dream as being the reality. Receive now, that it is all a vast dream, a condensation of bliss energy. It is all a mirage of separation, a sleep you can awaken from when you allow yourself to feel the heaving ocean of the Infinite Bliss that is just behind the feelings of every breath that you take.

Spirit has filtered itself through the body and senses, allowing the consciousness of ego separation to occur. The “you” of ego consciousness is a play of Spirit allowing itself to dream itself trapped in the body, caught behind the limited dimensions of time and space. However, through the increasing vibration of Bliss that is occurring in the world and in the body, a shift is taking place that is letting you experience and understand yourself as Spirit, playing and dancing in realms of form.

The vibration of Love is dissolving the dream of separation. Receive this! Celebrate this!

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