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Focusing the Mind for Deeper Meditation, Part V

Kundalini Awakening

When Kundalini Awakens

The sensations of the incoming and outgoing breath become finer and finer, threadlike, as you deepen your focus upon the infinitely nuanced vibrations that play in the central core of the body, especially in the spine.

The subtle sensations of breath may, at first, not be noticed because of the habit patterns of mind that are conditioned to chase after distractions of thoughts, memories, desires, likes/dislikes, pain/pleasure, etc.

You have the capacity to notice and feel exquisitely subtle sensations created by the movements of breath. I believe it just requires getting past the gatekeeper of the analytical mind just long enough to simply feel in the moment…and then slightly deeper.

The “slightly deeper” part, although not difficult to access, can be where the mind gets in the way. Even with strong intention to feel into subtle currents of the Life Force, the mind may not truly recognize the invitation of the moment when it has the opportunity to go once again “slightly deeper.”

The mind, in normal waking state, that vibrates in resonance with Earth density, cannot help but continue in its constant engagement with body, mind, ego, desires, etc. Recognition of the subtle Life Force seems to happen in those fleeting gaps when the mind is not “firing off,” in moments when the feeling connection is made with the sublime vibration (Kundalini). In those moments, there is only sensation/vibration, with an awareness of a deeper underlying connection with a nectar-like sweetness.

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The Paradox of Subtlety—When Kundalini Comes Like a “Thief in the Night” Part V

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When feeling into the “overall resonance” of the body, you might notice feeling a fine underlying vibration/sensation that can be tracked to deeper and deeper levels and that is refined to a most subtle “activating center.”

For me, this “activating center” is felt between the shoulder blades. It is “activating” in the sense that it seems to have a kind of push/pull play (like a magnet) of forces that creates a dance-like dynamic…between tension and relaxation, stillness and movement.

Another way of explaining this: if you observe the incoming breath, along with all the muscles involved with breathing in, you will feel a certain amount of tension, with a very subtle “lifting up” sensation. With the outgoing breath, you might feel a relaxation of tension, along with a “down-flow” of sensation.

Normally we do not pay much attention to the subtleties of the incoming and outgoing breath, but what I’m suggesting here in these posts is that, when you allow yourselves to explore the inner landscape of finer and finer sensations/vibrations, you will begin to also notice extremely nuanced forces at play in the body, especially in the the spine.

As you become familiar with these forces, you will also notice how the body will automatically, spontaneously adjust in most delicate micro-movements and ultimately in dance-like movements that allows for the greater expansion and flow of the Life Force, Kundalini.

This is all a play and dance of Kundalini, the activated primal life force in the spine. When connected with these subtle (and at times not-so-subtle) forces, you will have a very different perspective with your body, breath, life force, mind, Self and Nature…a perspective that experiences these things as waves of fine vibrations/sensations, connected with the underlying resonance or Hum of Creation!

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Kundalini Divine Nectar, Part IV

The approach of feeling into the resonance of the overall vibration of the body has a way of naturally and easily drawing the mind to a one-pointed awareness…an awareness of all sensations felt as one resonance of Being!

A delicate balance point is created as the mind that “holds” to the central core of the overall sensation gives rise to a giddiness or wobbliness of the body…a result of the interplay of contraction/relaxation, stillness/movement, incoming/outgoing breath, etc.

I think of it in this way: the experience of the body/mind/psyche that is focused upon the innermost sensation in the spine is like a play of the finest strands of silk moving in delicious spirals through what feels like the central core of the body.

Feeling into this subtle sensation has a way of naturally interiorizing the mind. Body, mind, breath are “held” as though gently electrified in different postures that allows the flow and overflow of energies to move without getting stuck.

These “postures” taken up by the body are not static, “thought out” positions, but rather dynamic geometries of the body guided by the Life Force, oftentimes in incremental micro movements…like a slow-motion dance!

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Creativity – Observing the Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Observe the patterns that emerge from your drawings and even your doodlings. Fall to your center. Listen to the overtones and harmonics that emerge from music and even the cacophony of noises around you. It is all a swirling mass of energies that can be shaped and reshaped into forms and matrices that can then be used for art and healing.

Move energy! Let yourself dance and sing. Move and allow Creation to express through the infinite patterns of heart and mind, through body and soul. Release lethargy and smallness. There are vast worlds to explore, dimensions that would astound with infinite beauty and subtlety!

There is vast consciousness in places beyond the ability and capacity of the linear mind to comprehend. Can you grasp the significance of this?
Dear Higher Self, please explain.

There are levels of creativity that are still beneath the surface of perception waiting to be uncovered. Tune into the pulse beat of what is expressing in your very environment. The vibratory field of your thoughts, feelings and environment is singing its song of Creation and you can play with that resonance in a way that builds a layer of creative sound that penetrates the very atoms of your being, singing and speaking to you in a way that upholds the very ground of what you are here to manifest.

Learn to experience and absorb the sounds and subtle vibrations of that which is beyond the reach of what is familiar. There are colors and sounds beyond what your eyes are able to see, yet you can experience them in a way that allows you to appreciate their beauty. Likewise, there are sounds that are beyond the ability of your ears to hear, yet you can experience them in a way that allows you to dance to their beautiful rays.

Take note of the impressions that rise up to the surface of your consciousness when you drum or chant; or when you do any creative work, like drawing or writing. The flow of creativity is boundless and goes on expressing in deeper and wider ways, unlimited save in your hesitancy to explore the realms of imagination. There are no limits! Prove to yourself now and break the fetters of limitation. Go deeply into the frontiers of your dreams and meet the Powers of your own consciousness. Call them angels or spirits, it doesn’t matter, it is all a part of your “Being.”

When you think you are hemmed in, cornered or without inspiration, know that it is only a thought that has made you captive, and that thought can be dissolved and replaced with the understanding of your infinite power. Inhale deeply, exhale and relax into your center where all powers of creativity are born.

All powers are borrowed from the Infinite Source allowing manifestation of any dream. Inspiration is never far away. It is really only a breath away. When you are able to watch your breath and experience the beauty of the moment, then veils of the ordinary part allowing glimpses of the extraordinary. Not that the ordinary falls away; you begin to see the extraordinary in the ordinary. You behold exquisite beauty in what was once thought to be mundane. And with these perceptions greatly magnified you will be able to gather and distill deep expressions of art and music.

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