“Surrendering to the Cosmic Dance” refers to the play of Life Force (the awakening Kundalini) in the body, especially in the central core of the spine. As you feel deeper and deeper into subtle sensations, the mind begins to quiet down and the focus on subtlety allows the underlying field of the Bliss Resonance to begin percolating up into the awareness.
This “bubbling up” of the Bliss Resonance creates a buildup of energy/life force that feels like (at least to me) a kind of giddiness. Now, it seems that the deeper you feel into subtlety, the more the buildup of energy occurs in the body…and when this buildup reaches a certain threshold, the body begins to shake and move as a way to manage the overflow of energies.
In the beginning, the energy buildup can be too much for the body and nervous system to handle gracefully. In other words, there might be some flailing and ungraceful contortions of the body.
However, as the body and nervous system grow in strength and capacity, the movements become more and more graceful. The body, mind and Life Force learn to dance together, surrendered to the lead of the Cosmic Dancer, the Awakened Kundalini!
Surrendering to the lead of the “Cosmic Dancer” is similar to the idea of “losing oneself in dance.” Now, for purposes of going deeper and deeper in meditation, it just requires feeling into the subtle sensations of the body…while sitting still.
At a certain point, you may notice how the body will automatically and spontaneously adjust in “micro-movements.” Even with intention to sit perfectly still, you might observe how the body is constantly moving, adjusting in very slight, hardly noticeable increments as a way to maintain balance and to maintain erect posture.
The suggestion here is to observe and feel deeply into these micro-movements that we normally pay little attention to. Follow to their source what is activating or “nudging” the body to adjust.
This develops a fine awareness and attunement with subtle currents and waves of Life Force that move through the body. This is not difficult to do! It just requires noticing what we would normally not pay much attention to.
Going deeper in your connection with the subtle currents in the spine and body, again, is like learning to surrender to the dance…to the lead of the Cosmic Dancer!
This requires feeling just below the surface of familiar sensations…and then going slightly deeper. This develops a sensitivity to subtle vibrations…and ultimately to primal waves and pulsations of the Life Force, the awakening Kundalini!
Dragonfly Dance – Live in Peace, Artwork by Bruce Manaka
—Feeling into the overall vibration of the body allows an opening or invitation for you to connect with the underlying “Hum” of the body. This “Hum” also refers to the “Om Vibration” that surrounds and permeates the energetic field of the body.
The overall vibration of the body is easy enough to feel. Tuning into the Om Vibration requires going deeper into the subtlety of vibration, where the “Bliss Resonance” can be connected with.
Initially the Bliss Resonance is a subtle “feel good,” pleasurable sensation, felt deep in the central core of the body/spine. For me, this resonance is just below the overall vibration or “Hum” of the body.
In feeling the overall sensation of the body, it is just a matter of feeling slightly deeper/wider. You may then notice a subtle, gentle “feel good” sensation rising up in your awareness. Again, very subtle at first.
It is important to acknowledge, to lock into your awareness, the subtlety of this sensation that has come into your consciousness. With this awareness, the invitation of the Bliss Resonance is to surrender to the lead of the Cosmic Dancer!