There's something I really want to share with you. And I need to reinforce it in my own awareness. We teach what we need to learn. Ha ha. Or at least deepen or relearn.
In a nutshell it's simple. The most evolved and effective way to see and shape your body and its health is this. Feel into it as a constantly self-renewing flow of primal consciousness energy. Think of your knee, for instance (mine is swollen right now), not as some chunky mechanical thing. Rather, it's a fast, flickering area of your personality and soul's functionality, regenerating hundreds of times a second from subtle chakra energies. The same being true for any muscle, bone, organ, or body part.
Well, That's a Stretch, Right?
I know. In our culture, it's not that easy to think, much less FEEL yourself from that perspective. It has a profound claim to truth, however. Deeper, subtler energies manifest the shallower apparition of our bodies and all the world around us. Working with what's deeper to stay well is a point of agency and power. In Jane Robert's channellings, Seth calls the shallowness the "camouflage" level of reality.
My born native teachers never ingested the mixed blessings of excessively materialistic science. So they never had the mechanistic wool pulled over the eyes. I however, am a cross cultural hybrid. So I'm always looking for scientific findings that help me make the "energy flow" perspective more and more instinctive.
Because that's what allows me to use it for myself and others. At bottom, reality dances according to your felt (not intellectualized) belief systems. So what I want to share with you below is some of the emerging science that speaks to the profound truth of idea that even your bones are flows of energy. Not to mention my 75 year old knee. Maybe that will help you too.
Standing Waves in the Stream
Imagine some steady wave in a river rapid. Or just look at the first picture here. That's a "standing" or "stationary" wave. Relative to the land, it's not moving. The water flows always through (left to right), but the wave stays in the same place.
Given the same volume of water flow, it's always there, shape-shifting slightly, but as permanent as the invisible rocks that form it.
Not the "River of Life" Image
Metaphorically speaking, it's also different. Not our usual "river of life" analogy. In that, we mostly think of ourselves as carried downstream through life. "Don't push the river," Fritz Perls says. We're drawn through calm wide placid periods, or get sucked into troubled, turbulent rides through obstacle strewn canyons of hardship. Or else we paddle hard to push upstream against various forms of opposition.
One that makes little apparent sense is: "Up the creek without a paddle." If you can float your boat at all, the stream itself will flow you out of the predicament. But that brings us more to the point here. In none of these commonplace images are we seen as surfing the dynamic slope of a standing wave of powerful energy flow. Or being actually such waves themselves.
Everyday culture doesn't understand high energy flows. What if we did, and took that image more seriously? What would that mean for your health?
Creatures of the Flow
Those standing waves in the river are stable formations in what physicists call a "high energy flux." Obviously, take away the water, and there's no wave at all. Or move a huge flood of water through, and there's barely a smooth, flat hump on the surface. So such waves are the creations of a certain level of steady energy flow.
Other such creations of energy flow are all around us. As I said, they ARE us, but I'll get back to that in a minute. A dust devil, for instance, is a wandering vortex initiated by a hot column of rising air. A hurricane is a much larger, more complex pattern of spiraling air and moisture flow, driven this time by heat rising from warm water.
Self-Organization in High Energy Flows
The reason our standard river metaphors don't include standing waves is that systems theory has only recently laid out what can happen in steady, high-energy fluxes. Stable patterns form in the flow, and these patterns become parts of larger patterns, until amazingly complex entities come to inhabit and interact in the flow.
An alternative formulation of physics, going all the way back to Nicola Tesla's suppressed inventions, says that atoms themselves are actually steady little whirls in a kind of universal, primal energy flow. Our universe is not mindless, atomistic "lumps bumping," but rather vortexes in this ubiquitous flux constantly arising and combining. Some join froces, others repel, forming larger, more elaborate, more amazing wholes.
So the primal, seemingly solid stuff of "matter" is already akin to standing waves in a river of energy. And remember, even mainstream physics says that's what you are made of.
Consciousness Completes the Picture
The Seth books, channeled by Jane Roberts in the 60's and 70's, are widely regarded as some of the most in depth, accurate descriptions of non-dual reality. Seth speaks also in terms of flow, of a steady, universal thrust of primal consciousness energy. He calls it the "All That Is." I call it the "god energy." We are at bottom complex, beautiful, living. adapting forms in this fundamental flux of sacred energy.
The so substantial shapes of physical matter are basically standing waves in the flow. About lasting physical improvements in illness or chronic conditions, Seth urges us not to neglect the fact that our own conscious, personal attitudes shape the flow of the universal conscious energy that constantly re-creates our bodies.
Dawson Church (THE GENIE IN YOUR GENES) and Bruce Lipton (THE BIOLOGY OF BELIEF) both present evidence that the very expression of your DNA in your genes is shaped by conscious beliefs. That's another science based approach.
Seth Speaks on Health
Yes, it's a job for us in Western cultures to really internalize this truth. So these days, we need some guidelines. To quote from the book SETH SPEAKS:
OK, but How Do we Shift Gears
Towards this Deeper Level ?
I hope those pictures of "creations of the flow" I showed above help a bit. For myself, and the current stuck flow in my knee, I do four things.
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