"I learned in my own grieving process - and later applied in my work with clients - to pay attention to where the energy was manifesting in the body. The grief associated with my emotional incest issues was being carried in my lower back on the right side. As I mentioned above, this grief was near the second chakra because it was associated with my relationship with my own body and sexuality. It was in my back because that is where I carry issues I don't want to see. It was on my right side - which is the masculine side - because it was blocking me in my relationship with my own gender, which was greatly affecting my relationship with women."
***"Much of the population of the world - especially in Third World countries - is still operating at the level of just trying to survive. 12,000 people die of starvation every day in the world. When one is starving, there is no time or energy to focus on emotional healing, or enlightenment. For many people in the Middle East survival is the focus. When one is suffering at this level it helps to have someone to blame - and a cause to enlist in. Living a bare survival existence can make dying in what one considers a noble cause look like a very attractive alternative.
There are people in the United States that are living from a first chakra level of consciousness. The reality is that those of us who had our sense of security and safety so shaken by the events of September 11th, don't live in the ghetto. In a capitalistic society, the poor are the ones that are offered up in blood sacrifice. Societies that had ritualized blood sacrifice as part of their religious and cultural beliefs at least honored those they offered - instead of trying to ignore them. The poor among us have no security and safety. The homeless have no security and safety.
The rituals of blood sacrifice in the United States include crack pipes and gang initiation. A Palestinian who becomes a terrorist and a kid in South Central LA who joins a gang are reacting to the same basic emotional wounds."
***"I saw a statistic the other day that stated that at the end of the Twentieth Century there were 485 Billionaires in the world - and the net worth of those individuals was more than the three billion (that is 3,000,000,000) poorest people on this planet. Something is wrong with this picture. The money changers are not only in the temple, but are in control of the system and are willing to kill the planet we live on in their short sighted, ego driven pursuit of power and control. These people are trying to overcome their childhood wounding - the toxic shame and incredible pain of feeling unlovable - by proving their worth through success in a system that is based upon belief in separation."
"We live in a society where a few have billions while others are starving and homeless. We live in a society which believes that it is not only possible to own and hoard the resources and the land but one which can rationalize killing the planet we live on. These are symptoms of imbalance, of reversed thinking."
"Our real self - our True Self - is buried under layers of twisted and distorted beliefs and false definitions. Our original wounds were recreated and repeated in a variety of different ways because of our dysfunctional defense system. We have emotional scabs and scar tissue that needs to be torn away in order to allow our emotional wounds to heal properly.
The point I am making here is that it is really silly to buy into the messages from the disease that tell you that you do not have to do this healing. Those messages are what are keeping you from accessing more Love for your self. This healing process does work miraculously once we align with it - once we wake up to remembering that healing is the reason we are here. One of the most Loving things to do for our self is to make healing the number 1 priority in our lives."
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The dance of Recovery is a process of starting to Love ourselves enough to start changing life into an easier, more enjoyable experience.
So what I am saying is not that you are doing something wrong if you are not happy with your life. I am saying, "Hey, this is the reason that doing life the way we were taught doesn't work - it is not our fault!" I am saying, "Hey, there are answers, there is hope. We have new tools now - and they work! Isn't that great news?"
This healing process works. It works miraculously because in aligning with Truth we come into harmony with the universal laws of energy interaction. We learn to go with the natural healthy flow instead of being at war with it. We learn to Love and accept ourselves instead of being at war within.
It was in the 30 day treatment program I entered in March of 1988 that I started to learn how the grief process really works. I surrendered to doing the emotional work in late July of 1987 after having set myself up to be abandoned on my birthday one more time. The excruciating pain that was triggered by those feelings of abandonment was enough to force me to face the terror of healing my emotional wounds.
"Doing the grief work is absolutely terrifying. The word I came up with to describe how I felt was terrif***ingfying. It felt like if I ever really owned the pain, I would end up crying in a rubber room for the rest of my life. That if I ever really owned the rage, I would just go up and down the street shooting people. That is not what happened. The Spirit guided me through the process and gave me the resources I needed to release great quantities of that pent up, pressurized emotional energy. To release enough to start learning who I really am, to start seeing my path more clearly, and to start forgiving myself and learning about love."The miracles that followed that surrender still bring tears of gratitude to my eyes when I think about them today. My path unfolded perfectly to get me to a place of complete emotional breakdown by March of 1988, and to provide me with the perfect place to go for me to learn how to heal - to transform that breakdown into a breakthrough. . . . .
I have - in several places in this online book - referred to chakra levels of consciousness. One of the perspectives which I find useful in understanding, and trying to communicate, different levels of this dance of life is to relate levels of consciousness to the chakra system. I am going to use an excerpt from my Trilogy, to discuss the chakra system in relationship to levels of consciousness - and am going to intersperse this excerpt with a few comments about both the personal healing process, and the human condition as we are experiencing it in this fateful fall of 2001.
Chakra Levels of ConsciousnessThe chakra system of the human body exists on the Etheric plane in the subtle body. The chakras are bioenergetic centers which are gateways through which the flowing energy of the higher frequencies, including the Life Force, enter the human body. These energies then are dispersed throughout the chakra energy system. (The pressure points of acupuncture are smaller energy centers - junctions in the network - of the chakra system.) Each chakra can be thought of as acting like a physical heart, in that energy is flowing into and out of the different levels of the system through each chakra, just as blood flows into and out of the heart. (The heart is in fact a physical representation of the chakras, with blood being a physical symbol of the Life Force energy. The heart is, of course, part of a closed system while the chakra system is open to the Universal flow.) Just as blood nourishes and feeds the physical body, so does the energy of the higher frequencies nourish and feed the bodies of the spirit - including the physical body.The chakra system within us is open to the Universal flow, but we are not open to that flow as long as we are damming our feelings. We cannot freely access the Life Force energy available to us until we clear up our relationship with ourselves and start tuning into Love and Joy from the Source within - instead of looking for it externally. . . . . .The First Chakra . . . . .
The Second Chakra . . . . .
The Third Chakra . . . . .
The Fourth Chakra . . . . .
The Fifth Chakra . . . . .
The Sixth Chakra . . . . .
The Seventh Chakra . . . . .
Relative Levels of Consciousness
Let Go - and then let go again
November 16, 2001 - I am going out of town over the Holiday, so will not be posting the next chapter until the end of the month, or early next month. It will still only be possible to access the pages through the previous chapter, and when posted will be announced on the New page.
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