I wrote the outline to this book in my head, and I’m happy with it.
Intro to body centered meditations – as given to you so already
Development of kinesthetic, sensory, and vision system as visual organization refining all the way from simplest organism through all developmental stages until non duality. (You are going to like this one – I will very simply and clearly explain all the developmental stages in non mystical and easy to understand terms, each stage following naturally and easily as a simple refinement of the last. I think even you will be surprised at the simple clarity of explanation here)
Chapter 3 – Monkey wrench of non-local mixing awareness
Up to now meditation and path was described in ways that are in accord with current biological and physical understanding, but we also have to admit the evidence of various psychic events. I will discuss these here.
Chapter 4 – Monkey wrench of Divinity
The flavor of seeing the soul is divinity. I will discuss that here.
Chapter 5 – Monkey wrench of deep dreamless sleep – Causal awareness
Chapter 6 – Non duality
Chapter 7 – Back to Vision Logic – examples, then excersises, focusing on writing
Chapter 8 – Back to Divinity – examples, then excersises, focusing on energy work, archetypal prayer
Chapter 9 – Back to Causal – examples, then excersises,
Chapter 10? – Back to Non Dual – examples, then excersises ??
Chapter 10 – Lucid Dreaming
Chapter 11 – Putting it all together – Sex. Examples and excersises throughout the whole spectrum, sex sex sex.
I’m pretty sure that I can explain most of this from personal experience, at least up to the Divinity level, with bits of non-dual and a fair bit on lucid dreaming. I expect to sustain the clarity and impact of the few pages I send you so far – at least that is what I will aim for. I hope to get a bit more in depth with the part of the book that mentions examples and excersises, but again the aim will be clarity and simplicity – I need this to be engaging and simple more than I need it to be complete and accurate.
Various rough notes, for 1st chapter…
If you put your hand behind your head you can sense the location of it and feel the shape change as you wiggle your fingers. This is called the kinesthetic sense. This sense can be excersised and developed, such that you can feel finer and finer sensations in your body, and more of them at once, and with greater intensity.
Some of the more obvious places to begin to heighten the kinesthetic sense include the 8 chakras, the spine, the centers of the palms and soles of the feet, and a general frow through the arms and legs.
People in love usually feel a sweet full emotion in the center of their chest. Even when not in love warm and tender feelings can be ignited by gently focosing on the kinesthetic feelings in the heart chakra.
Sometimes when we are nervous the solar plexus gets tight. It is always helpful to have this area relaxed and open, and developing a sense of being present in the body and feeling this area helps with that.
The area in the lower abdomen feels full of pleasant tingling charge during sex. The kinesthetic appreciation of this area too can be strenghthened and heightened.
Many of us habitually tense our sphincter area. Learning to let it relax, with a sense of opening up to the area of the legs, and even below the legs, helps a person to feel open and grounded and connected to feeling of earthy communal support.
The throat area for many of us is an area we rarely feel into. Our emotions and habits are also held in our bodily habits, and we can affect them by affecting how we hold and feel our bodies. So by opening and relaxing the nexus of nerves in the throat, we can bodily encourage a sense of relaxation and ease and facility of speech.
The area between the eyes can also be a place to put attention, and by doing so with great mindfullness, over time you learn to feel more and more of the sensations in the area, and even create a kinesthetic type of visualization.
The top of the head is another place to put attention.
The spine, with all its nerves, holds the most intense feelings of electricity, and many very strong and subtle sensations can be felt throughout it.
After one is able to hold mindfulness and feel into one area, one can then feel two at the same time, and feel a sense of interconenction between the two. This integrates the body mind, and you feel yourself in harmony and partaking of the body. With practice you can feel all chakras at the same time, as well as the spinal column, or a central channel, connecting them.
The sensations may not in actually be entirely located in or caused by the nerves in the chakras or spine – the mind that perceives them creates a mental map of sensations, and there is talk balk and forth between brain and nerves, and some sensations will even be re-located. What we feel is a co-ordination of emotions and physical sensations and other sensory input felt through the kinesthetic sense as a kinesthethic map, or visualization. We all know what it feels like to feel heartbreak in the chest, or dread in the stomach. Where the “actual” sensation lies – in the brain or in the body is nearly irrelevent – for this discussion we will focus on the value of refining our awareness and control and sense of embodying these sensations. With practice our kinesthetic sense can become not only very detailed and vast, but also the intensity of feelings can be heightened.
Chi control will not lead to non-dual enlightenment. But it can remove a lot of internal blockages we carry, and help us feel open and connected and powerful and loving and present. It can help us be much more connected to others. It can lead to enlightenment on the Nirmanakay level – or the level of the physical world. Like someone who has aquired a love of books and knowledge, becoming literate energetically opens up a new and richer world, one in which we can share our humanity even more deeply and sensibly with others.
When you relax the muscles in you hand, you put your attention there, the muscles relax, and you get feedback from the sensation in the hand. There is a feedback loop – signals are going from the brain to nerves in the hand, there is an interaction with muscles and other nerves in the hand, and signals go back up to the brain, where a mental kinesthetic map emerges and mixes with our various awarenesses and intentions, and signals go back down to the hand. You can become very aware of your hand – sending many signals down and back and and heightening awareness of these signals.
If you concentrate attention at the base of the spine, you can also trigger nerves there to fire, and a feedback loop can occur, but this can also trigger a tremendous cascade of nerve firing. These will be processed and organized in your kinesthetic sense (although for the first several times you get a cascade there your kinesthetic sense may not really know what to make of these sensations, and they may be interpreted wildly, even not really integrated into your sense of your own body, or appearing as light, or sound, or many other sensations)
Feedback loops can happen in very refined co-ordinated ways. For instance if you put your atention on your heart chakra, you will feel some basic naked sensations, and these get interpreted in your kinesthetic sense, which mixes with your other awarenesses, such as emotional sensations, and then, while your attention remains on your heart, subtle specific signals are send to the plexus of nerves there, which trigger the kinesthetic sense, which again interprets and mixes with other awarenesses. So, for instance, you can inhale a feeling of pain and suffering and tenseness into your heart area, hold that and feel that pain, and then exhale from your heart a sense of ease and peace. In doing so you excersize your emotional awareness and at the same time co-ordinate your mind with your body. Greater internal co-ordination is another way of saying greater empathy with ourself. We learn who we are and accept and respect and honor and use it. This is the first neccessary step to accepting and honoring and respecting and empathising with others
Strangely enough, these seven plexus’s of nerves we have in our body, these 7 chakras, correspond with different mental capacities and feelings. We are all familiar with what types of feelings we feel in our heart area. Love and sadness and longing most strongly. And most of us have felt the sex glow in the lower belly. What of the other five chakras? What mental capacities and feelings go with them? What can we gain, or re-embrace, or refine, in setting up strong feedback loops and creating complex kinesthetic visualization in these chakras?
So these feedback loops allow us to explore our various capacities and emotions, play with them and heighten them and integrate them, consciously. But along with greater and more refined awareness, another important aspect of kinesthetic development is control. We can use mindfullness to stabilize and ground our experience in our bodies, and we can modulate our felt being. In sex this is a tremendous advantage, as we can play our bodies like a violin and express subtle and profound emotions throughout our full range and repetoire.