The Spiritual Dimension of the Corona Virus
I’ve mentioned a number of times that we are at the beginning of a spiritual initiation of the world. Holding this intuition in polarity with how we collectively think of the corona virus, and what we are told about the virus, forms a field of resonance, a radical polarity between educated and uneducated response to the virus and the action viruses themselves, which we hardly know anything about. This polarity, though, if held inwardly and heartfully, begins to form an active field of the ‘between’ and it is the field itself, which works by resonance of the spirit, the soul, the body. Remaining within the resonance opens up intuitions-as-truth. This description is of the method of the research.
To even consider the virus as somehow also a spirit-resonance will probably be met with great skepticism. Particularly if the extent of knowing about the virus comes only from standard medicine, which is captured by monetary forces -- not the caretakers, but the system itself. And the treatment of the virus is captured even more by the forces of power, greed, control, and money, known as “big pharma”.
The kind of soul-spirit-heart-earth presence that the work of the School of Integral Spiritual psychology recognizes is something mostly ignored or not yet awakened within collective notions of spirit and spirituality. Interpenetrating levels of soul-spirit realms exist, from the Divine levels to that level known as “evil”. These levels are all One, but all differing. The very mention of evil as that aspect where every semblance of spirit and spiritual seems gone only betrays undeveloped consciousness that restricts itself to one level.
The difference between, say the lowest and the highest realms is a matter of inner place-awareness, the space within, that functions resonantly, all together, rather than singly. Still each level functions differently --- with the highest functioning the most intensely and with greatest mobility (that is, as freedom), and the lowest functioning with the least mobility (that is, freedom).
When focusing on levels separately, the only way of speaking is in terms of content rather than through feeling resonance. This so-called content is only the carrier of waves and spiritual presences, such as angels, who ride the waves. We experience this fullness of reality when we are able to feel ourselves as more of a wave-nature, which the mind cannot do, but heartfulness can. This fuller presence allows living to transform into LIFE.
I am sorry to have to give, very briefly, a background of the way working spiritually-psychically with the virus will proceed if this theme continues in these postings. I do, as some of you must, recognize Facebook as more or less a tower of babel, and the experiment thus far is to determine if the multiplicity of every opinion imaginable might open to the world of resonances.
So, what we will be slowing going toward is the capacity to inwardly feel the presences of viruses within. For, actually, the human body, and thus the human being, is composed of something like 90% viruses. I would say that they are the most spiritual element of the body, and function as the primary elements of spiritual-body evolution. It is because of viruses that the body, which we, from our strictly outer mode of consciousness, see as only biological and just “is what it is”. Standard medicine has captured the presences of viruses as being the primary ‘enemy of biological life’. If that were so, humans would have disappeared long ago.
Viruses cooperate with the living Earth as “tangible” forms of earth-spirit presences to make possible orienting body to surrender to the Divine realms. By surrender, here, I do not mean “give up”, but to enact two simultaneous receptive actions – first, to be bodily open to the higher, that is, more flexible spiritual realms --- and second, for the awakened body to offer itself, dynamically, to those higher worlds. You can see then, there is a constant exchange among the many levels of creating/creation. And, those who have captured, that is, have severely limited the understanding of viruses expound a rank materialism. Could the CORONA
Virus have something to do with coming into being an earthly resonance of the Sun?
Photo - The World in a Drop of Water
We cannot, in order to live, not live.
-- Alexander Solzhenitsyn
We are fast becoming aware of being in prison; it has taken a long, long time to realize this in spite of the fact that America was founded by prisoners and the truly free people, free because they lived within the juncture of inner-outer experiencing, immediately became prisoners of the prisoners. In doing so, we missed the deep experience of the land of freedom – till this decision moment. The constitution of the United States enacts the thought of freedom, but if the spiritual Earth is neglected, the embodied human being remains in prison. We are of the same substance as Earth.
There is no external way out of the scripted prison that seems to make all desires possible, even pseudo-freedom, within the land of possession. A perfect set-up for dictatorship.
Trying to use any of the instruments of prison to get out of prison only enlarges the prison – as when we believe that if we had another job, more money, security, a larger house, fame, peace, technology, a better body, power, a perfect relationship, doing what you want to do, a different government, or a vaccine, we would be free. In the absence of soul-heartfulness, all of these contrivances open the doors to larger prisons.
In the prison camps of Russia and Germany, something quite amazing happened. The people who orchestrated their existence around survival and made the outer world stronger than the inner world were the ones who were more likely to perish. The people who survived prison were the ones who were ready to relinquish everything – except the embodied inner life of soul-heart (See: “The Mystical Experience of Loss of Freedom by A Political Prisoner”.)
It is not necessary to give up desires, hope, aspiration, goals, if they are not directed toward ways of imagining getting out of prison. Often, in the prisons, those whose lives were dedicated to the inner Life found that what they desired mysteriously appeared because they did not think of trying to make it happen. Living in this way operates out of different laws -- laws of spontaneity and synchronicities, known through the rhythms of the heart. Within the soul-heart dwells unexplained forces which are stronger than any forces of oppression.
Something else happens when losing the need to think that what we need comes from the outside. The way opens to a humane political system.
America is still the land of freedom – freedom undiscovered. It cannot be discovered until the spiritual Earth is recognized as creative, and until the body-Earth unity becomes a strong inner experience, and until we inwardly feelingly know the integral unity of inner and outer, and all true power, resides in the inner Life, which is not a power to use.
“I Can’t Breathe”: The Watery-Character of Creative Awareness
Quite a number of these posts suggest practices oriented toward awakening – not simply awakening awareness but rather awareness of awareness. The latter is an awakening of spiritual- soul-consciousness. The former only awakens new cognitive information, though the practices are oriented, at the level of cognition, to awaken confusion. The practices first awaken confusion, and the work concerns remaining con-fused, that is, remaining with the fusion of the known and the unknown.
Remaining with the union of the known and the unknown together, resolves at a different level than the con-fusion. Usually, the con-fusion resolves through cognitive awareness, stated in terms of saying what happens with a practice, which is a cognitive conclusion, stated in terms of the “already known”. The relief felt is felt as an opening, when it is actually a closing.
Take the classical meditative practice of “watching the breath”. In doing this practice, there comes a moment when we become aware of the breath—that is, breath-awareness happens, which in itself is only new information, particularly when one tries to describe what happens, how there was a feeling of being aware of something – for example, the in-out of breath that occurs so spontaneously. But, this is cognitive awareness. If one goes on and continues to practice, there comes a moment when the breath is experienced as One, rather than an in-and-out. A different awareness. The first is awareness of the breath. The second is breath-awareness.
Cognition stays more within the air element – you know, how we say one who stays in the head is ‘airy’, not-here, out of body. (read the word “air-element” here as a metaphor – that is a border realm – in and out of body simultaneously). However, if one stays in the metaphor of this kind of consciousness and does not conclude with saying “it was like this” or “like that”, then a water-element consciousness awakens. (Again, a metaphor, but then, “what’s a meta-for). This consciousness is when consciousness mirrors consciousness – that is, awareness of awareness. This kind of consciousness can be spoken of as “dying into water”, the water-element, the reflective, mirroring element, the Mary element, the realm of creative-receptivity.
Receptive-creativity because we have to give up, give in, yield, surrender, and be within the mirroring that characterizes spiritual-soul-consciousness.
The current metaphor of consciousness within the collective realm is “I can’t breathe.” It signals an awakening of spiritual-soul-consciousness and requires going through death-awareness.
(Photo by Patrick Lienin - photocase.com)
I hope you are finding working with the 432 Hz tuning fork helpful in bringing body into living relation with Earth as conscious. The subtle effort concerns bringing receptive consciousness to the equally receptive body-as-consciousness. Can this vibration sustain on its own? Not without further bodying work. Here is an important practice. Further practices will follow in future posts.
(I suggest printing the practice.)
The Way of Stillness
A. Relax, completely, within your body. Let your shoulders down, let everything – hands, feet, arms, legs, face, head, back front….all relax.
B. Take three very deep breaths, slowly. When you exhale, exhale all possible air, gently keep pushing air out until you can no longer do so. Then, take the in-breath. The purpose of this is to be able to bring oxygen to the bottom of the stomach.
C. The place of attention is at the brow. That is where attention centers. Place attention, not thinking, but attention, from there at various regions of the body. Place attention at the nose. What does your nose feel? Your nose is conscious. What do your hands feel? They are conscious..is it a tingling, or warmth, or swirling of currents…etc. what do they feel? What is the sensation? How about the small of your back, Get to know that your body feels and what each region feels like. What is the sensation at each place of the body where you place your attention? Then, place your attention inside your body. What is its awareness like? Or the heart, or kidneys. Each time that you do the practice, place attention at four or five places of the body.
We start by placing attention at the body because the body is the one ‘place’ we cannot get away from. Thinking takes us away; emotion, feeling, imagining, fantasy, all take us away from the present, the moment. The body is always in the present, so this is the place to always begin. You don’t have to go through all the regions mentioned above, but some of them at the beginning of each contemplation.
D. Breathe. We breathe very shallowly – from the top of the lungs. That results in going directly into thinking, leaving the body. Take breaths – feel your belly expand. Do not breathe so that your chest expands. Only breathe into the depth of your lungs, until your belly expands. Feel the breath in the belly. Do this four times. On the fourth breath, hold the breath in the belly a few seconds, then breathe out. Notice what it feels like, the sensation there in the stomach – and also the sensation throughout the body. The stomach is the alchemical furnace, the place where we can drop all accumulated emotions and thinking and feeling, and memories, and anticipations, and desires – into the furnace, to be transformed. It is a process, done consciously, over and over; it is the opening to Stillness.
E. Close your eyes. You are going to go through a process of dropping all tension, all thoughts, all emotions, all feeling, all thinking, into the stomach. For example, If you feel tension in your neck, or anywhere, place your attention at the place of that tension and let the tension drop into the stomach. You can feel it falling into the stomach. If you feel pains in the body, place your attention there, and let the pain drop into the stomach. Notice the sensation in the stomach. The challenge is to do this ‘dropping’ of ‘solidified’ things into the stomach without thinking to do something and then do it, because ‘thought-ing is actually very different than think-ing. Thought-ing is the chief problem, it is really our most troublesome ‘self’, because our usual way of ‘thoughting’ originates in emotions, which travel upward into the head and capture the true capacity of original, spontaneous, creative thinking.
At first, for a while, you may have to think of what to do and then do it. You will still feel the body-boundaries become less solid, and notice bodily sensation without the confines of the known body. Gradually, drop whatever breaks the silences into the stomach by going to it with attention and letting it go, letting it drop.
F. If thinking comes, drop it immediately into the stomach. The region where all the difficult emotions of the past are held is the region of the chest; it is like we have a band of tension around our chest. Drop that tension into the stomach. You do not have to think about the past. Memories, emotional memories, immediately convert into thinking. That is why we are always in our heads. When dropping things into the stomach becomes natural, for it is natural, we have all left what is natural – for centuries --- gradually, it becomes like a dripping, a constant dripping into the alchemical furnace of the stomach.
G. Notice, now, the sensation in the stomach and in the rest of the body. Be within that sensation. Don’t interpret it or think about it, or give a story about it. Stay with the sensation. This is our earthly being, this is Earth. The exact sensation may be hard to describe. Don’t try, just notice – a tingling, or a swirling, …of Life; the sensation of Life.(Life is not the same as what we ‘know’ and think of as life). The sensation in the stomach immediately spreads beyond the stomach, through the body, and an expansion of the body occurs. This is the ‘natural’ body. The body we know, the bounded body is the result of notions, many, many notions, of the body. The ‘expanded’ body-as-sensing, body in process of being formed, is in union with the ‘spiritual-earth’. The natural body is part of nature, not nature as we ‘know about it’, but the activity of nature, which is Divine.
H. Now open your eyes but do not leave the sensation in the stomach. Be within the sensation within the stomach and the immediate sensation of what you sense with your eyes open. You immediately feel the great encompassing of Stillness. Stillness embraces and permeates everything. In this simultaneous sensing within and sensing without, you too become one, untied in Stillness with everything, but it is not the you that you think you are. This is LIFE. This is the source of all. The ‘world’ is all here too, embraced by the Stillness. The sounds of the street, the blue of the sky, the clock ticking, the seat you are sitting on…it is all present, to the never-ends of the earth; even all the killing and the violence, that too is embraced within the Stillness. Nothing excluded. And all you are, that is embraced, and the inside and the outside, the earthly and the heavenly are one when we are Stillness. This is the source of all creation, the source of all creativity, the source of being yourself, the source that is love.
I. This practice is extremely easy. Do not do it, however, with your mind, but through attention and sensation. It quickly becomes something you can do almost all the time without relinquishing any of your activities, no matter what they may be.