FORA • the metaverse • 2005.07.10
FORA- Our life experience and state of awareness is
deeply conditioned by our bodies.
The mind and the body are so intimately interwoven that one
can never be seperated from the other
at any level of their being.
We often forget to take care of our very complicated bodies properly
and so they become out of shape, and unhealthy.
Unhealthy and so unhappy.
On the physical plane,
our bodies are the manifestation of over 50 trillion cells
and even more bacteria and viruses
acting in a collective state much in the same way that
a millions of humans manifest a city.
Compare your life to the life of a cell
by cognizing your path in the creation
of the city in which you live.
Humans are very dynamic cells,
though like cells they all start at one stem,
which branches out into a myriad of forms
with various functions which balance eachother
in collective activities.
Roads are like veins, hallways are capillaries
and apartment buildings are like tissues
in which the cells abide.
Ports are like collective mouths,
landfills like piles of poo,
government like the nervous system,
police like white blood cells,
minimum wage paid workers like red ones...
and so forth.
Use your imagination to continue
making analogies between the two systems.
The analogy is not identical, as there are important
differences between the form of a human body and a city
yet they are very close reflections of one another,
as they inhabit neighboring rungs of the planar spiral
through which awarness projects our existance.
A country run by a tyranical government cannot be peaceful
and so will never find happiness.
Your consciousness rides the government of your body.
Discipline yourself to spend time and energy to
cultivate a positive vibrational relationship between
your higher mind and your cellular manifestations
and the consciousness you inhabit balanced between them
will become fantastic in subtle ways you could never imagine
and I could never possibly describe.
So we might ask, why are we not happy?
Largely it is because we want somthing which is not
and so we are eternally frusterated in very subtle ways.
There is an eternal thirst for somthing which isn't quite here yet.
It's just coming. Just one more thing to do, then we'll be content.
But this final thing to do, it is eternal.
We keep looking on the outside
for things we can never find,
and so miss the beauty
and most subtle bliss of
the eternal moment.
What we look for is already here,
and projecting awarness through your
own body at a subtle level is the portal.
Our bodies are filled with habits of behavior.
Deep habits of conditioned reactions.
After long years of living the same patterns
habits are accumulated in the mind
which find their manifestations in the body
as tension held in muscles and organs.
Tensions cause the body to be imbalanced,
they constrict blood flow, and flows of subtle energy.
There are subtle manifestations of these tensions.
The east has many names for subtle energy.
it's commonly referred to as chi or prana.
We want the energy to flow everywhere freely,
then a deep sense of empty lightness and freedom arises.
Watch your body very closely at all times,
watch for gross and subtle tensions throughout.
Relax them one at a time with the outgoing breath.
All matter is energy. These energies are more subtle than matter,
they flow through the body along certain channels,
and they are the essence which composes
that which we refer to as mind.
Chi cannot flow freely through the parts of the body
in which we hold our tensions
and so mind cannot freely inhabit these realms.
When it does move through there is friction,
and mind is compelled to manifest bad habits.
There is no way to control the mind without first
controling the body at this subtle level to unfold
our accumulated wrinkles so that that mind can
move freely throughout and see it all clearly
as it is.
Controlling these energies in the body is to control the mind.
Control the mind wisely and you can extinguish the causes of suffering
which inhibit the eternal state of happiness which naturally begins to flow
in the eternal realization of the nature of all things.
You remember what it is like to be a child? Eternally fascinated?
Children have very few bad habits and subtle energy blockages
and so their body does not inhibit natural happiness from flowing.
When you use the cognitive powers of the human mind
to see the world clearly in all it's multidimentional magnificence
this eternal moment feels right at home and the thirst is extinguished.
Peace is seen to be the eternal state, and hapiness naturally flows.
The full potential of the human mind realized in one perfect flow,
so happy to see just how great it all is, without wanting more.
Yet you may ask, this is all fine and good, to talk about it,
though the philosohical notions are always vague
as they must appeal to the collective symbols
we use to describe them
So what are some grounded techniques for realization of this knowlege?
This is one.