The Soul of America: New Beginnings 37
Stepping through the doorway into the New World; Tuning the Harp
Now we come into the portion of the work where we have to “chew gum and walk at the same time.” The Democrats say they are able to do this, so, gosh, we should be able to do so spiritually. We want to find ways into noticing the Creating of Earth happening and human-spirit central within that ever-present unfolding and refolding.
So, we begin the work of extending the New World Indigenous soul from the mass consciousness we are familiar with into the act of essential Desire, expressing-creation (with Father Sky – Mother Earth) and at the same time with the Still Point within all movement (The Great Spirit). That is, what we have thus far spoken of now become noticed and conscious.
The first aspect of such doing was given at the end of the last blog session. So, let’s start with saying that part again, adding a short commentary indicating the ‘doing’, which is very simple. When inner awareness centers within the Tri-Unity, no thought goes on, only the presence of Attention, the act of Noticing. Attention is our ‘spiritual tool’, for allowing the shifting of the three levels of what is now ‘mass-conscious’ awareness to ‘spiritual-earth awareness’, starting with what was stated in the last session.
Because of the great familiarity of Chakra theory, there might be a tendency to read what follows through the filter of what you know about the chakras. The descriptions below do not have to do with the chakras! If that mind-filter prevails, and the concentration suggestions done with this view in mind, you will be taken out of body, and out of Earth.
Here are the descriptions from the end of the last blog, followed by suggestions concerning where to place attention and tracking what happens:
A. We have not kept up with vibrational evolution. The ‘old’ center of will and power and fear has to, by a work of contemplation, become centered in the deep middle of the head, that region of great Stillness, of Listening, receiving the divine – which can be contemplatively practiced, for example, whenever survival fear is felt ‘down there’.
Mass consciousness centers in the region of the physical will, power, and fear, which is the lower region of the body, the groin. When you begin to notice body-sensation in this region, even of the slightest kind, one of these mass capacities activates, often unconsciously, or simply habitually. When such activation happens, thinking dims and becomes completely captivated by dealing with the sensations. Mass-conscious thinking is thus sensory oriented, survival-oriented – bringing such actions into the world such as war, division, fighting, and doing things, even things that look quite creative and helpful, that are nonetheless defensive, aggressive, and are also projected onto Earth. (For example, during the present government shutdown, the National Parks are not guarded. People are going into them and leaving trash of the worst sort. In a National Park in Arizona where there are the most precious Joshua Trees, these trees are being cut down for no purpose at all, just cut and the trunk left lying there. It is only external laws and threats of punishment that keep projections of fear from destroying.)
When such sensations occur — they may be subtle or strong — place Attention in the deep center of the head, what was previously referred to as ‘the mysterious cave’. At the same time, also keep attention at the place of the lower groin. That attention will fade somewhat, but the objective is to stay bodied, and to move the attention FROM the groin area to the HEAD area would be going into chakra sensibility. While it may seem as if doing something thwarting spiritual consciousness, it is, in fact, supporting spiritual-earth consciousness.
I would suggest that this practice and the following ones too, not be thought of as ‘spiritual’ practices’. They are more like ‘catch-up’ practices to begin living with the fullest range and depth of consciousness, here, bodily, earthly/spiritual. Also, remove the notion of ‘doing a practice’, as this shifting and broadening of awareness needs to be done frequently; it is more like trying on new glasses, and noticing how the world changes.
The presence of the Light does not occur mentally, it is more a ‘visual-like” vibrational quality, felt, and, quite suddenly, you find yourself in a ‘new place’ — gosh, it can be dozens a times a day, and does not require going into meditation, for this is now on the way to becoming an ongoing meditative, contemplative state. In Hebrew, the word “contemplate” means “to sigh or murmur.” That’s a good way to imagine it rather than going into one of the various kinds of meditation techniques. Broadening attention results in an immediate feeling of sighing or murmuring.
We are headed toward living meditatively all the time and that does not separate ‘outer’ and ‘inner’, and does not ‘transcend’ the body or leave the Earth.
B.The ‘old’ center of reproduction and emotion, pleasure-displeasure, liking-disliking, and judging according to emotion rather than truth, has to, by a work of contemplation, open into a preponderance in the place of speaking, the place of the creative-word, whenever currents are felt in this old region of the body-awareness.
Mass consciousness also centers in the bodily region of strong feeling, often of a sexual nature, and emotion, pleasure and displeasure. It was, at one time thought to be the place of the soul. This is the place of the lower abdomen, the center of the attraction toward physical reproduction.
When sensations – subtle or strong are felt in the bodily region of the pit of the stomach – sensations of a sexual nature, or emotions of any sort, place attention in the region of the throat. You may initially find a tendency to cough or clear the throat because the word, speaking, has been centered so long in the region of the abdomen and speaking has been used to get what we need or want or want to demonstrate. Again, here also, keep attention dual-centered – at the place of the emotional sensations and at the same time at the place of the throat. This kind of noticing and shifting of attention can, and needs to take place many times during the days. A ‘program’ of doing so is not needed and certainly not recommended. You will begin to become much more sensitive to the arising of emotions – rather than noticing them only when caught by them, and when noticed in this manner, when the shift to the throat region has occurred a few times, it becomes something you feel an attraction toward doing, not an emotion, but a free act of inclination. Speaking feels ‘sac-red’ rather than ‘sac-ral’.
C. The ‘old’ center of attraction coupled with possessiveness under the pretense of love,has to, by a work of contemplation, become centered in the all-present, never possessing, Love of the heart, when currents are felt in the old region of body-awareness.
Mass consciousness also centers in the region of the solar plexus, the upper abdomen, the region of making connections with others that are based on the desire for attachment and possessiveness, and also personal opinions and discomfort that can lead to spiritual growth. When felt in this region, relating easily becomes obsessive, often very subtly so, and relating thought to be love, occurring over a very long time, turns out to be attachment. Such relating brings, however, much painfulness. Our connection with earth can also fall into this kind of attachment, a kind of trying to turn Earth into our version of the ‘perfect Earth.’ Parks are often formed within this archetype.
When you feel sensations in this region of the body, place attention into the heart, while still keeping attention at the place of the desire-attraction. The need for attachment and possessiveness changes into a much deeper and more expansive sense of heart-radiance, love as giving, and presence to earth as giving and re-giving, without, however, loss of embodiment, and instead, a kind of purification of embodiment occurs. Attention within the heart results in immediate bodily expansiveness in which the usual boundaries of the physical body are not felt, but the spaciousness of the heart is, at the same time, fully bodied; in fact, the ‘usual’ body-boundaries experienced are our body-concept, rather than bodily-presence.
We will return to the Indigenous soul of the Original People which shows the manner of living the Rhythmic Life as part of the creating heartbeat of the universe – expansion-compression waveforms with the ongoing presence of perfect Stillness….
Learning to Allow the Harp to Play