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Surviving the Meltdown – Conspiracy of Time

This is a repost of an article I wrote over 10 years ago. The information seems to be even more timely now considering all that is transpiring across the globe with the fears and concerns regarding the Covid-19 global pandemic.

The following post with Higher Self addresses the “Zeitgeist,” or spirit of the times. It also speaks of the dream nature of time itself.

Global catastrophes, economic meltdowns, viral pandemics, World War III, etc., etc. are ominous threats that seem to loom just on the horizon, all adding to the dreaded fear that many people feel so very closely at this time. Surviving the meltdown is part of the zeitgeist of this particular era as we move closer to 2012 (as can be witnessed by the many websites and books that address this topic of survival). And yet there is also a feeling held by a growing number of individuals throughout the world that much of the upheaval is part of the birthing process of a New Consciousness, a frequency shift in our evolution as Co-Creators moving towards higher dimensions of Being.

Changes are happening quickly on the macro as well as the micro levels. Old belief systems that no longer serve you, both spiritual and secular, are crumbling–as they must–in order for the souls living during this time to progress beyond the hypnotic spell cast upon humanity asleep in the illusions of time and caught in the narrow dimensions of ego identity.

As fearful egos lost in the maelstrom of time, there seems to be no end to the ongoing nightmare of suffering, and yet a Great Awakening is upon the world as individuals begin to shake in resonance with the Divine Song that calls all souls to awaken to and remember their unique gifts of Love. Souls are casting aside as never before the shackles and straightjackets of narrow bigotry fostered through the generations by hearts corrupted by greed and soulless attachments to power and money.

Those who choose to remain asleep, who will not release attachments to the nightmare will remain in that realm of dark struggle until they are ready to move forward.

The you of worldly dimension lives in the realm where time is so powerful that it induces ways of thinking and acting in the world that is limiting and constraining. As you begin to live more and more naturally in the consciousness of Now, you will come to experience the world of time as just one dimension of your existence within the infinitely wider sphere of the Higher Self, beyond time and physical constraints.

Move and dance, write and draw; going from word to word, movement to movement, feeling to feeling without stopping the flow of awareness. As you lessen your desire to tightly control and mentally edit, the awareness will expand and merge into the vast backdrop of your True Nature. In this dimension of Being, there is no grappling or fighting with Self. It is all part of the larger “Dance of Creation.” It is all part of the Divine Song of the Cosmic River that flows effortlessly towards the Ocean of Freedom!

Enjoy and allow yourselves to remain in this state for as long as you wish. There is then no stopping the flow of what wishes to express. Stay in this place of deep wonderment and mystery, expanding and allowing the awareness to merge with the creative energy that swirls within and all around you.

No matter what you do in the world, the call of your Soul will ever beckon you to walk in alignment with your Authentic Self, which is a unique expression of the gifts you were born to express in Life.

The world of time exists in a consciousness that is fragmented and narrow. It supposes limitation and linear movement of energy and constraints of cause and effect. The body and consciousness appear to be confined solely to this plane of existence only when the awareness has bought completely into its illusion and attaches to it as being the only “reality.”

When the Soul begins to awaken even a little, the consciousness begins to understand its Self within a wider spectrum of “realities” that include and yet is not limited by narrow constraints of time and space. It is then able to act and respond to certain “crises” in the worldly arena without succumbing to the fears and very “real” events that take place with regularity on the earthly plane.

There are so many levels to the worldly dream…the narrow identity to body and place in time is but a dream dimension that is ongoing and repetitive. Caught in the energy loop of the recurring nightmare of suffering, this is the entanglement that the billions of souls struggle with on this particular planet.

And yet the entanglement is not a web made from steel. They are, rather, made from the gossamer strands of belief forms humankind has clung to through countless generations: “fight or be killed; win at all costs; amass a fortune to be happy; only the strong survive…” And the structures of fear built around these beliefs continue to condemn humanity to ones of violence and wars.

And yet, is there true safety in the world? The body will pass on sooner or later, as it must, in order for the soul to learn the many lessons offered in the dimensions of time and space. However, the observable world of disease, suffering, wars and death also contains the experiences of Love, joy, happiness and peace.

The world may be shaking with violence and wars, and yet the choice to live in the dimension of Love is the true shelter. Its power is not less strong than the barbs of anger and bigotry; of missiles and bombs. It is just that humanity as a whole has not learned to harness its powers as an answer to the recurring nightmare of wars.

Enter the Great Stillness, the Great Love, and feel the vibrations within. The Cosmic Music plays on and on, in ever-changing beauty and grace. From moment to moment, the energy moves to express and create.

If you allow yourselves to calmly observe and to deeply feel, the energy gathers momentum and power as there will be no constriction or tightness around it. It will be like waking up from a deep sleep, sloughing off the dusty veils that have kept the mind in one place and in one way of thinking. The environment then takes on a clarity and brightness, as though lit from within by a gentle light of protection.

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Dance of Well Being

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Repetitive movement, such as while walking, dancing, or running, creates an ongoing flow of sensations that can be felt even when the movement has been stopped. The vibrations continue on, reverberating, echoing through the body and can be tracked or sensed to extremely subtle depths.

Similarly, the sensations of laughter, giggles and smiles can be felt to finer and finer levels of subtlety.

What can you do with this sensitivity? Well, explore for yourself. The waves of sensations that play upon the sheerest fabric of your awareness is a most luxurious, ecstatic experience!

But do not take my word for it. Again, explore for yourself. Follow sensations to the finest balance point of awareness. Follow the prompts of the sensations as they move wave-like and pulse-like through the body in finer and finer vibrations.

As you continue to listen and to feel deeper and deeper into sensation, surrender happens when you allow the body to move/dance, first in micro-movements…and then in contortions that result from the buildup of subtle ecstatic energies that flow in the cavernous depths just below all vibrations.

For example, when listening to music that activates within you the desire to dance, as you feel into the sensations moving through the body, the feelings can be a kind of twisting, spiraling, contorting of the body that seems to squeeze the feel good juices as though through every cell of the body.

The feeling this imparts is one of extreme well being, pleasure, of being in love, of being inspired to play, dance, draw, sing…to just enjoy being, to enjoy the simple act of breathing!

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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Harmonics of Love

I like to think of certain emotions as being “harmonics” or “overtones” of the fundamental vibration of Love. For example, the feelings of gratitude and joy can be thought of as overtones or harmonics of Love.

Just as in singing, the overtones or “partials” have a direct correlation to the fundamental note being sung. They seem to hover above the dominant note.

Merriam Webster defines the word overtone (in its musical connotation):

one of the higher tones produced simultaneously with the fundamental and that with the fundamental comprise a complex musical tone

And Webster’s simple definition:

an idea or quality that is suggested without being said directly

If we tune into the frequency or fundamental vibration of Love, the overtones of Love would be gratitude, joy, etc. Can you see where I’m going with this?

I believe that the power in mantras (sacred sanskrit prayers) are in the overtones. In overtone singing (or throat singing), the overtones or harmonics seem to float over the fundamental note being sung. They sound ethereal…and the effects can be felt in the body, ranging from relaxing to ecstatic.

The fine vibrations of the overtones seem to create “suggestions” or “echoes” of sensations, exquisitely felt in the spine and in the body as Bliss.

If you’d like to experience (and feel) the power of vocal overtones for yourselves, I have some free lessons that I offer to get you started. All it takes is a childlike willingness to play, along with an openness to deeply feel. The free lessons can be found here.

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Living Gratitude

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The feeling of gratitude, when we tune into the sensation that it evokes in the body, may start out as an outwardly verbal or inwardly spoken “Thank You!” to someone or something that triggers the gratitude response. If we take deep notice of what we feel within, it may perhaps be likened to feelings of joy and love. It might also be said that joy and love triggers gratitude and that gratitude triggers joy and love.

Gratitude, joy, love have certain sensations that can be reproduced in the body without any associated outer circumstance or “cause.” It seems to require just being aware of the feelings and corresponding sensations that occur in the body (especially the spine). When experiencing any degree of gratitude, love, or joy that arises for whatever reason it is a matter of allowing ourselves to feel/experience without attaching any story or narrative to the experience…just being with the sensations.

When we learn to “capture” the sensations of love, joy, gratitude in our bodies, I think of the sensations as an experience of Bliss, that when followed deeper and deeper into the body, is felt as a kind of nectar-like substance that can be luxuriated in, pushed/pulled/squeezed through the spine and body.

Gratitude, love, joy all become a play and dance of subtlety in the spine, enjoyed without need of any outer cause. It is a way of living always in Gratitude!

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The Resonance of Gratitude

Have you ever noticed that the feelings of gratitude are similar to the ones of Bliss and Love? The experience of gratitude is an open, expansive field of consciousness that has a knowingness of our connection with divine power, regardless of what we may be going through. It is like an anti-gravity machine (as are Love and Bliss) that helps us pull away from the density of thoughts that keep us trapped in patterns of fear and anxiety. Gratitude raises the frequency of consciousness and provides a focus of mind and feelings upon Love/Bliss. The “density” of any difficult circumstance then provides a “workout” partner that we can use to gain strength through and to practice our “dance” of life with.

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A deep “Thank You!” to the Universe is like a key that fits into the Universal Lock, the great Mystery of Spirit. That we have a body, mind and heart that experiences all manner of feelings is the greatest mystery. We live and move through our lives as in a dream, believing we have certain limitations… and yet gratitude creates an opening, a space of surrender where—even though we may not understand the overarching vastness of life, we can still “know” that fundamentally we are in the care and love of Spirit.  There is a divine simplicity to life when we are in the resonance of gratitude. Life is then stripped down to a primal understanding: we are babes in the woods dreaming fierce dreams of separation… and gratitude is our ultimate protection through the roiling storms of human suffering.

With the opening of the heart comes an expansion of the creative energy that moves/dances through the field of the body. The impetus to create then seems to come through as a prime directive, a grand force that must be reckoned with. The heart that is wide open to Bliss endeavors to channel the intense energies in whatever shape/form/medium that it resonates with, whether it be through dance, music, art, writing, etc., or through any number of creative founts that may open up.

The mind and body that is tuned to the resonance of gratitude is one in which energy does not get stuck… nor does it get caught up in thought loops of worries and fears. Gratitude is like a deep breath of fresh air that enlivens the spirit, an open door that allows creativity an easy pathway for expression… and it all begins with a simple… “Thank You!”

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Subtleties of Bliss Vibration – The Divine Electricity

The subtlety of the bliss vibration when moving through the bodily field holds the mind, breath, life force and body in a ravishing balance of expansion/contraction/stillness. It feels and experiences the blissful resonance as though electrified, woven into the Divine Fabric of Creation!

The mind and body that is held in the Blissful Current becomes a conduit of the Divine Electricity. The pulsations move like quicksilver through the bodily field. The consciousness is then invited to focus/immerse itself in the finest nuance of sensation…the play of subtlety becomes intoxicating, taking the mind to deeper and deeper levels of fine vibrations…an ecstatic dance upon the tip of a needle! Every breath blissful, each movement an exaltation of the Divine Song!

It seems that all that is required for the bliss experience is the releasing of thoughts and patterns that are like heavy blankets around the bodily field. Energetic surrender happens when the physical body and the energy body releases its strong hold on worries, anxieties and fears, along with the heavy belief system we may have in place regarding expectations and assumptions about God and spirituality. With deep letting go comes a great “opening up” and sensitivity to primal feelings that can be at once scary and exhilarating. The releasing of the heavy veils need not occur all at once. All that is needed is a little more room to feel.

The experience of the Bliss Vibration, even in its beginning phases is one that unveils the face of great beauty and mystery, along with a feeling of undying gratitude!

Pay attention to the heart, to the field of energy and move always towards Love/Bliss, no matter how delicate or subtle the sensations. The Divine Electricity, as it flows through the “field,” holds the body in certain positions that magnify the energy. The body then begins to charge until the energy build-up “dances” the body into a different “posture.” When focused upon the Bliss, the attention seems to naturally be drawn inwards to the sensations. Meditation then happens easily and effortlessly.

The spine especially becomes charged with the Divine Nectar, but any part of the body can be focused upon and charged. The body, as part of the “electrical circuitry” can be felt as a field of energy and any part can be explored and experienced in relation to the energetic flow.

In the allowing and surrendering to the Divine Current, there are no “techniques” to practice. Rather, the Bliss Vibration creates its own way and dance through the instrument of the body and consciousness. Spirit is enjoying itself through its dance and play through the bodily field!

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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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The Great Transformation is Happening Now!

The Great Transformation is happening now! Your bodies are adjusting to accommodate the cosmic energies that are moving through the planet at this time. This increase in the vibratory field can be disconcerting to many people and can be a cause for contraction and fear…or it can be a cause for massive expansion in the heart’s ability to receive Love.

Sometimes it can feel like more than what the body can handle and yet when you allow yourselves to relax into the Divine Field, it becomes much easier to navigate those vastly wider dimensions.

Allow transformation to happen now! Get out of the way of what is wanting to manifest. The flow of creativity is unstoppable when you relax and “let loose” the immense Beauty that wishes to express freely in your lives! Relax, listen within, not only with the ears, but with the finest feelings of every cell of the body.

Move, dance and sing with the flow of what comes forth! Such Beauty is wanting to be born! Can you feel this? There is never a time when you are away from this Power! It is so very close, waiting to be set free through your deep letting go.

Just start writing, drawing, or dancing (or whatever creative play you are called to do)…going deeper and deeper. Embrace it all— the pain as well as the bliss. The unfettered heart has an infinite capacity to divinely transform all that comes through its doors. It knows no boundary of limitation and creates pathways to Beauty wherever the attention is placed.

It is time to shine your light, to receive the gifts that have been yours from the beginning and to step into the resonance of Higher Self! Remember, it begins with a deep listening, feeling with the most sublime and subtle sensitivity.  Immerse yourself in the finest vibrations of the body and heart and allow it all to move through the Field of Being and into the oceanic expanse of Love’s Radiance! Can you feel this? The Great Transformation is happening Now!

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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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