Sunday, July 11, 2010

Good Vibrations

Occasionally I (August) experience symptoms of a troubling physical nature, often called "Restless Leg Syndrome" — unless experienced, it's difficult to describe, but it's very uncomfortable and prevents any kind of rest or sleep. Several members of my family suffer from it as well - young and old - so it's assumed it's inherited in some way. This suggests that there is some kind of intergenerational transmission via race-consciousness beliefs. Race consciousness beliefs arise from the collective identity, including the attitudes, beliefs, and sensitivities held by or considered characteristic of an individual or group. A general example is the near-universal belief in the drama of good vs. evil, or that age = wisdom. In the case of my family, it would be the belief in this particular "inherited health condition." Such beliefs are self-sustaining and self-maintaining, and become embedded in the collective psyche of the ego-mind to the extent that there is no conscious awareness of their actual unreality.

I have learned how to vanquish it through consciousness-raising practices, which deny any and all race-consciousness beliefs. Interestingly, the condition often become re-activated after I have thought or talked (or written) about it, or more recently, when I visited with family members who were talking about their suffering from the condition. I then have to meditate for awhile to undo the symptom reactivation, through a technique I learned from my guide, Krishnamurti, called "negation." This is basically and simply negating any and all thoughts about the condition from the conscious and under-conscious mind.

Sometimes the old belief-thoughts re-enter the consciousness, as suggested by the tenacious ego-mind, while I'm asleep, and wake me up in the middle of the night. It's often hard to meditate at 3:30 in the morning, so it's at this point that I pull out my tuning fork. During the many years that it took to manifest our book, Spirit led me to understand that the bones in our body are actually a crystalline, which can be easily affected by vibrations of the most subtle kind. Then, through a serendipitous experience with a healing massage therapist, who used tuning forks in her work, I was able to obtain one of my own. When vibrated and placed against any bony area of the leg or arm for a few minutes, it will re-balance the overall health of the limb, and restore it to peace through "healthy wave interference."

The particular instrument I use is called the OM Tuner, and I like to put it on my skull as well, for the wonderful sound of "OM" that resonates through it. I also have developed a practice of placing a large and heavy chunk of raw rose quartz on my heart area, and setting the vibrating fork on it - the resulting vibrations are amplified and resound through my heart chakra, an amazing way to open and expand it. The OM is supposedly more for spiritual applications and less for physical ones. This particular manufacturer actually creates tuners to help with the re-balancing of the body's bone and other tissues, called Otto Tuners - which I've yet to try, since the Om works already. The Ottos are said to relieve muscle tension, spasms, pain, and improve circulation by relaxing constricting muscle tissue and causing increased blood flow. I will be acquiring one soon to experiment with it.

My cats also love it, and, strangely, especially like to place their long canines against it to feel the vibration. One also likes to push her nose against it so that the vibrations make her sneeze, and both let me place the vibrating fork on the heads and spines without protest. They are often quite pushy and a bit of a nuisance when I'm trying to use it at 3 in the morning, insisting I "do them first." Now if only I can find one that will help them calm down and sleep at 3 am.

Consciousness: An Animation of Spirit

In his newsletter, Victor Zammit recently shared this original animation by Louis Lefebvre. It chronicles the evolution of consciousness from its inanimate state into human form and then back through spiritual seeking to Oneness. This presentation is connected with The Advaita Fellowship. Advaita is a sub-school of Vedanata, which teaches that the believer's goal is to transcend the limitations of self-identity to realize self-consciousness -- something quite akin to The Risen ideas of realigning the ego-mind and its simulate selves to regain access to Authentic Self, thus opening the way to Risen contact.