Friday, June 23, 2017
More on the Mind and Awakening
Earlier I posted on the need for the mind to "drop" before awakening. However, this notion need some clarification.
I think it is in fact very important to employ the mind before the awakening, indeed perhaps for all the years leading up to and ––eventually after––the event itself. You likely will prepare through reading, listening to accounts, exploring many avenues to the awakening process.
But at some moment, the mental approach will not take you there. At this point, the mind simply reaches its limits and you must allow a process to happen to you, rather than the other way around. You may then be temporarily somewhat foggy, no longer able to focus with your usual focus, or even to articulate your feelings and ideas in the way you are accustomed to. You will be caught up in a strange and wonderful process, one foreign and familiar at the same time. If your system is open and ready, you may fall into extreme bliss, and this may last for days. If, on the other hand, you have serious unresolved issues (mental, psychological, physical, and spiritual) you may undergo the opposite––painful experiences involving all of these features as suffering.
Kundalini was a closely held secret for centuries, in part because of the dangers it presented. It is two edged sword. It can take you to heaven or else the reverse. It must be approached with caution and care.
It is best to do all you can to prepare in case it visits you. This means a healthy life style,
exercise, working through your issues and doing your best to resolve them. It is helpful to practice energy exercises (chi gong, tai chi and such) to awaken the inner energies as chi, a softer and easier way to come into contact with your inner subtle body. Try to remove as much stress in your life as possible.
Do not try for major awakening before you are ready. Let it happen to you, not the reverse.
Good luck on your journey. Know that you are part of a worldwide process that is sweeping across the earth, the shift that is spoken of, the evolution to a new state of being. It is orchestrated elsewhere. Your part is to show up.