THE NEW RECEPTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS
I hope you have worked some with the tapping of the thymus as an entry into heart consciousness and heart intelligence as an ongoing process. When consciousness-as-process rather than consciousness as an ongoing series of contents begins to be felt, receptivity awakens.
Heart awareness and intelligence, which is always embodied, as tapping the thymus shows, is also an entry into the inherent nature of heart as being relational, and the primary relation of heart awareness-intelligence, is that, through being embodied, an immediate connection with Earth occurs characterizing heart-awareness.
When we feel a kind of inner desire of an unknown sort at the place of the heart that has been tapped, another heart quality can also be noticed – the immediate sense of being within joy-sorrow. Noticing this quality of joy-sorrow brings about a tendency to refrain from wanting heart-experience just for the emotion of it. The sorrow within heart awareness is the presence of the grounding of Earth. It is not sorrow in our usual way of understanding sorrow. It is something like being just slightly pulled away from the heart (joy) while being within heart-awareness.
The receptivity of consciousness being described here is thus also suffering. The word “suffer” does not mean painful; the word itself means “to allow”. One aspect of the felt sense of inner sorrow accompanying heart-joy means allowing the comfortable sense of content consciousness as being in control to diminish. That is, usual content-consciousness is also our means of retaining a sense of control.
Now, in this time of pandemic, political chaos, a changing economy that can no longer retain the sense of being the main mode of materialistic control, the radical change in sensation brought about by masks making breathing more difficult, installing ongoing anxiety, separation from others that we can no longer see, only look at, not being able to affirm our embodiment by touch, demonstrations and violence, the separation between people, beginning to experience almost complete disembodiment through electronics and particularly 5G --- all install ongoing anxiety. It may be a little difficult to concentrate attention within the heart. At the same time, these impediments can also encourage more concentration within the heart and much more awareness of its importance as utterly crucial during this time. Fears have to be countered – we can’t just decide not to be in fear. It is the heart-awareness that takes us out of fear because it takes us into the cosmology of Love.
The sense-awareness of sorrow within the heart, being called to relinquish being in control of the contents of consciousness, pulls us deeper into embodiment and into Earth.
In this time, though, being heart present with its attendant sorrow, yielding again to being Earth-beings, begins to be felt as grieving. This is not our grieving; it is Earth’s grieving. The first act of the new receptive consciousness is to allow the embodied feeling of grief. We don’t want to begin to enumerate the reasons there may be grief in our lives – this is Earth’s grieving, which is very necessary to feel. Here’s how:
Enter into heart-awareness, tap the thymus, and be very present to the qualities of the bodily sensation that occurs. Then, take a walk outside – preferably at a place of direct presence of the feet and the earth – a park is fine, and maybe on the way back, see what happens while walking on cement.
While you are walking, place your attention at the soles of the feet. It is as if you are experiencing Earth from the bottom of the feet. Grief will intensify, almost unbearably so. It softens, a lot, quickly, when the walk is completed. What does remain is bodily, inwardly, heart-fully, now knowing with immediacy what is meant by entering receptive consciousness.
Consciousness-as-process does not entirely replace content-consciousness as an ongoing series of "the already formed". The abstract aspect does go away. We do begin to notice the immediacy of full presence. What now continues is an entwining of content consciousness inclining toward heart intelligence and heart intelligence receiving a kind of warm solidity so that heart awareness does not mean “mush”. This is stepping into the cosmology of Love.
These posts intend to be this kind of intertwining. Commenting can become a kind of practice for you – inwardly finding the way between commenting with ideas vs commenting with sweetness. Aliveness occurs between these opposites. (Also, posting a video comment showing something of the beauty of nature is a perversion of heart-earth awareness, as it is not experiencing the kind of awareness described; it is a digital double of it.)
Try to take this walk every day this week. Notice what occurs.