Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Approaching the timeshift

As we come into the next few years and get closer to the 2012 point, the dimensions get closer to one another. The advantage of living right now is that all the subtle dimensions are getting closer to one another, here in the run-up to 2012. The dimensions are more available; you can reach them more easily. Like planets coming in closer, as Mars did recently, the dimensions are pulling towards us. From the perspective of indigenous peoples, what’s pulling the dimensions towards us is the heart of the world. The inner mirror of that is your own heart pulling the dimensions towards you.

In one sense you could say that’s apocalyptic because everything collapses and folds back and there’s nothing. The other possibility is that as you pull the dimensions towards you and everything comes into the heart, there’s an awakening of the heart. The dimensions pull in and then they speak to the heart. Then the heart is able to interpret and translate and come back out again, which starts a flowering or awakening. Many of us would prefer to see an awakening rather than an apocalypse.

Yes, we’re talking about the void and emptiness, some type of existential shift, but we’re also talking about a re-sensitizing and awakening to something on the planet and supporting the planetary consciousness to do that. That’s what awakening to the heart is really about.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Spring opening

At a certain point in the development of the heart, it no longer wants to be led by the mind. It wants to take over. When you surrender to that, then the heart starts to build and enrich the subtle senses. One of the places it will immediately go to is your ears. On a subtle physiological level there are little openings in the ears like speakers. When the heart opens out to this area, it breaks open the membranes. But these don’t open until one is ready for it. The transcendent is ready, the heart is ready, the mind is ready, and the emotions are ready. Everything gets prepared and then the ears can open. Then there’s an opening out to this other level of sound that’s a lot like hearing birds sing in springtime, when nature thaws out and becomes awake. That experience of the ears opening out into nature and allowing the subtle levels of sound to manifest makes one more attuned to everything that is around one.

On the one hand you have this collapsed value of the transcendent that’s completely internal and stable, contained in its own bubble. At a certain point there’s only so much containment of the transcendent that your heart can handle and then it wants out. When that expressed value comes out, it hits the ears and opens out into this melodic quality in the environment. When the transcendent level is really stable in the heart, you can go underneath anything, even the grossest values of sound, and hear silence. That’s one of the beauties of capturing the transcendent.

Undifferentiated silence is one thing, but then when silence starts to re-differentiate itself from the transcendent and come back out again towards you, it opens out a whole other field of language, understanding, perception, and awareness. From an esoteric standpoint, that’s what clairaudience is: clear audience. It means that your inner audience, your ability to be sensitively audient, has awakened. The subtle mechanics of the heart produce a coordination between hearing and feeling.

There’s an instantaneous translator in the heart. When the subtle level of hearing starts to manifest, it also manifests in translation, so there’s meaning associated with it. That’s why a seer is able to communicate with birds or horses or anything: he has an instantaneous translator that brings out the language of feeling underneath sound. The coordination between heart and sound and the pulsing back and forth between them is a big wave like an accordion. The little pleats inside the instrument represent the dimensions of sound and everything that’s recorded inside them.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Hearing the rhythms of nature

Subtle hearing has planes of opening that fan out from the heart through the ears. These different planes interface with each other through rhythm. Just as in music, there’s a plane of hearing and it vibrates when it reaches a certain frequency level. Then it starts to vibrate the next plane and they dance with each other and communicate. In human experience, there are about five or six different levels of these planes. One opens up and it touches the other one, then that one vibrates and communicates with it, and a certain type of rhythm forms. This is what causes all the rhythms in nature, like a waterfall or a bird singing. The rhythms that you hear, the way the frequencies are communicating with other are emulating these planes of hearing. That’s why all the animals are listening to that and then they respond to that in their own natural way. Their job is to bring forward the subtle planes of sound and help them to interface or communicate with one another.

In these very fine levels of silence, there’s a backward movement and a forward movement. The heart opens up and sings to the environment, the ears pick that up and the sounds reverberate in this field, and then the sounds on a subtle level are sent back to the heart. That’s why music can have a certain type of effect, particularly music that has to do with unconditional love or sacred love. When the ears open out into these frequencies, they send vibrations back to the heart, and the language that the heart listens with is love. It’s enriched by the feeling of love. When that feeling comes out from the heart and touches these subtle planes of awareness, you have the experience of listening to your heart speaking its own language of love to you. The language of the heart is talking to you through its own subtleties and speaking love back to you. I think this feeling, unfortunately, gets lost a lot. We get externalized to such an extent that it’s sometimes hard to communicate with our own heart and experience it as the bigness and richness that it is.

The job of those little “conch shells” of opening around the ears is to reverberate subtle sounds, to open them out into the environment and pull them in from the environment too, collapse them back into the ears, bring them back to the heart, and then open back out through the ears and back out into the environment. So you have that flow, that pulsing that goes on. There are big currents coming out and collapsing back and going out again. In each one of these big currents you have these subtle planes which are dimensional expressions of sound.

We’re familiar with how dimensions are captured visually, but they’re also captured sonically. What defines our dimension has to do with these planes of subtle levels of sound all communicating with each other and stabilizing to form a dimension. When the heart opens out into a dimension, it experiences a certain feeling that is associated with that. In human experience, we naturally move from one dimension of feeling to another all the time. In our relations with other people and with ourselves, there’s a constant movement of feeling from the heart, out to the environment, back from the environment, out from the heart.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Flavors of silence

Between the heart and the ears there run subtle currents that we must open up, clear, and make tangible. When we can drop the mind completely into the heart so that the heart can expand, all the subtle senses open up, but particularly the subtle sense of hearing. This type of hearing has to do with an understanding of these very fine currents that in ayurveda would be called vayu, a type of air. It’s not like the air in the atmosphere. It’s a different type of subtle prana or breath that the heart and the ears connect to. When those types of prana come in through the heart, they fan back out through the ears. You get this opening from the heart to the ears that is like a fan that opens out and starts to change the energy currents that move in the jaw and open up into the physical ears and the subtle hearing.

Sometimes when we think about subtle hearing we think about hearing a word or guidance or another language or being able to communicate with another person differently. Those are all true things, but perhaps the subtlest level of hearing is being able to hear different types of silence that are not connected to words necessarily. In a sense, silence is like Eskimo snow, it has many different facets or stages or awakenings to it. The subtle level of hearing is ultimately about being able to experience these different flavors of silence and being able to feel those inside the heart. It can manifest as language or audible sound, but what we’re really looking at is the inaudible part.

These different levels of silence correspond to different ways of functioning in the brain. It’s hard to understand sometimes how the heart and the brain can be so commingled, but they really are. As you dive down into some aspect of the transcendent in the heart, you pull up into some aspect of transcendence in the brain. It’s diving down into the heart and pulling up into the brain, and the travel between the heart and the brain has to go through the chakra where the ears are. When you pull down into the heart and travel up into the brain, then these windows that are like conch shells around the ears open out on the subtle level and then you have all these layers of hearing that open up.

This has to do with being able to experience the underlying value of sound inside the environment, inside objects. It’s about attuning oneself to the frequencies inside objects and inside the environment, which have been called the melodies of nature.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Cracking the ego

If we all went to heaven right now, we would just get together with our friends where we left off. There would be no difference—other than the physical body—even though right now, and probably the rest of our lives, the ego will be there. It’s the way we’re structured.

One definition of the ego is that it’s just identification with the mind, body, and intellect. This is very different from the Western psychological definition of the ego, but it’s similar to the Buddhist definition. However, when consciousness makes the shift to accessing total knowledge, a different identity structure forms. It’s not the ego and it’s not pure consciousness either. There’s a third alternative. There are no words to describe it. But it has to do with an identity that’s forged right out of the cosmos, a cosmic identity structure. It’s not ego. It forms out of all the flavors of knowledge that become accessible when the shift happens.

When knowledge flows in, it’s automatically filled with bliss and love, because that’s where the heart comes in. There isn’t any separation between heart and mind. One is the puppet of the cosmos and there’s no such thing as the individual. We’re all data entry ports in the mainframe. But I also feel that before you can really get that, you have to individuate not less, but more. Most of us have not come to the point of individuation that we’re capable of. When you get to that most potent personalized version of individuation, then you can come back full circle.

In this context, ego isn’t an obstacle or problem. The ego is just a shell and it’s easily cracked, and once that level of cosmic intelligence is flowing through, it’s almost irrelevant. That’s why many spiritual masters aren’t particularly interested in cracking the ego because that would be working on the problem on the level of the problem. I sincerely and deeply feel that we’re getting close to that place where the thing is stitching itself together. There’s an incremental opening. It takes time, but I feel extremely optimistic about it. It’s inspiring.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Prep work

To actualize the opening into a new level of knowledge, to access the cosmic library, does require preparatory work. The yoga that would make it possible involves exercising certain aspects of the physiology and opening aqueducts in the brain. One of the challenges is that the brain and the whole physiology do age, and the likelihood of this happening for us gets slimmer as one gets older. On the other hand, when the brain and heart and physiology are mature, it can make the process easier or more possible than when one is 20.

Those aqueducts opening up are tremendously rejuvenating. That’s been my experience in writing my books on time and space. It’s definitely been a breakthrough in the cognitional process. That’s been very rejuvenating for my nervous system. And it’s a tiny bit compared to what’s possible. Literally any question you might have on any topic, could be studied from inside yourself without anything relying on any external source whatsoever.

Knowledge pertaining to any interest you might have would be available from within yourself. That’s what it means to have those aqueducts open. We do have to do some excavation of the brain. That’s why it feels like drilling. You have to drill down into areas that have gotten clumpy, thick, and we also have to solder some connections of the fiber optic level and link it with the architecture of the heart.

Now we have to hook that up with the mind, literally the brain and the central nervous system and cerebrospinal fluid. When you see that gelatinous fluid, it’s all interconnected throughout the spinal column. Getting into this domain, making links between the cranial field and the heart, we’re getting close to that kind of cognitional flow, that breakthrough. Although as yet we don’t see too many beings, even those who seem to be enlightened, functioning the way we’re describing. The human beings of the future will embody this change, and their way is being prepared by the spiritual communities of today. The intensity of delving into the transcendent and maintaining that cushion of deep silence will make this work possible.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The new brain

Entering the different domains where knowledge resides in the chakra system and the nervous system, we’re just at the threshold of where the cognition process actually begins. When you dive into that aspect of the chakra system where knowledge resides, viewing it as in a fishbowl, there’s a point where thinking can be linked back up to the energetic consciousness process. From that unified configuration, knowledge comes out on any subject, biological, mathematical, the arts, whatever it might be. The brain opens up to unfold and literally flower.

The new brain that’s getting birthed, as I understand it, has four instead of two hemispheres. It is like a flower opening up from the inside. This particular configuration of the flower-brain is going to allow the cerebrospinal fluid to act the way it’s meant to, as a conduit for light, but also to connect up to the big cosmic light and draw knowledge into it. One is literally able to imbibe knowledge directly from the cosmos rather than out of a book. But in order for that to happen, there has to be a shift in the subtle architecture of the brain.

From the Buddhist perspective, the heart is a mind, a world of its own. Ultimately everything is linked, but the heart and the mind particularly so, because the kind of knowledge we’re talking about deeply involves feeling. Now when you talk about studying things, it seems very flat because there’s no feeling there. But when the wholeness of intelligence wakes up, every word, every concept, everything that exists, the whole structure of feeling is very well developed, so it’s very sensitive. That’s why the heart and the mind have to hook up.

This opening into knowledge, so that knowledge actually floods into you, is like opening up a dam. When the aqueduct of the brain is opened and is functioning well, it constantly pulls in knowledge from the cosmic library. And there’s so much knowledge in there, and it’s simultaneous, that it’s a completely different style of functioning from what most of us can conceive.