It is over a month since my last entry and during that time I’ve learnt two very important lessons.
Both of them are obvious when you think about it but knowledge can be gleaned in various ways.
One is belief in the wisdom acquired through study.
And then there’s a supplement to this using logic to discover and possibly amplify the veracity of this wisdom.
Also there is an intuitive recognition of the impressions received about this wisdom leading to higher realisation. But there’s something else – not based primarily on study, logical examination or even intuitive impressions and that is direct experience. At this stage, for the first time, it becomes a living reality, no longer a theory or even an impression, but a known fact.
So, although I knew the two lessons I have learnt this month in theory, and they were confirmed to me through a fairly rigorous process of applied logic and intuition, it is only now that they’ve become something of a reality. A burgeoning fact. An embryonic experience.
And I must temper it that way because I am still very much a novitiate in regard to harnessing kundalini at will.
If it were a journey of a thousand miles, I took the first step a long time ago, but I have only walked a few dozen miles so far.
I should really have known this but it was pointed out to me in a very helpful communication by an advanced guide using the name Erasmus.
It’s basically: don’t try to run before you walk. The mistake I was making was to try and go from an awakening of the solar plexus centre straight to the christ centre which, of course, is a silly thing to do because there are two chakras in between.
I’m reasonably content that I can bring about an activation of the solar plexus centre, probably because of certain past life experiences which required this, although I don’t believe I had sufficient control over it then. However, I have not awakened to any major degree the centres above this – partially yes, fulsomely no.
And of course it’s come home very clearly to me through practice not just in theory that you can’t detach from something you haven’t first awakened. You need to activate the heart centre to detach from it and higher to the throat centre, which also needs to be awakened before you can detach from this and move to the christ centre.
Very simple, very obvious, and yet I was not doing it.
I want to repeat and stress that I am only a novitiate in the embryonic stages of the kundalini journey and it seems to me a very long way from mastery. But these things I am learning through experience and this lesson has come home clearly to me in the last month.
It occurs to me that, at a vastly higher level than mine, this is what is meant in the Sixth Freedom when Mars Sector 6 refers to the two faces of the heart being blue and cold. That there is a full activation of both faces to the colour of their expression, blue, and only after that can detachment be brought about, signified by them being cold.
Likewise, the throat centre becomes pink and cold and so on.
I’ve noticed that by going through these stages, the beginnings of a trance condition can be experienced as one starts to move into the christ centre, though it only comes as a fleeting taster of what might adorn the high table of enlightenment.
This too I should have known and probably did know as a theoretical idea but I have now started to experience.
Through the ages men and women of genius have courted inspiration as an indeterminate force which has periodically graced them.
These geniuses in science, music, art, literature or any other field, have known without exception that very hard work was essential to achieve their goals, that it was more about perspiration than inspiration, but that somehow the two coalesced in these moments of grace. Some have referred to their muse; some have used channelling – sometimes consciously, usually unconsciously – to inspire their works; some have encountered writer’s block, long periods of inspirational drought, before the clouds part and creativity once more returns.
In so many cases – and there are rare exceptions to this – they clearly could not control the impact of partial kundalini activation in their lives leading to various kinds of personal weakness, psychological imbalance of one kind or another and even misconduct.
One thing that advanced spiritual practices would have brought to such outstanding people would have been a greater control over the forces they were often unconsciously awakening, including kundalini.
That I knew, that I’ve already experienced in this life to a considerable degree, but not yet to mastery.
But there’s something else too, which is so obvious that I would apologise for saying it, if it wasn’t for the fact that I am now starting, for the first time, to begin to realise it through experience.
Inspiration doesn’t have to be the nebulous, whimsical thing which is sought after by geniuses who hoped that it would grace them with its presence. Would it be their lucky day today? Or would it be another barren period of nitty-gritty, hard work?
While an element of this will always be, that there will be fortuitous moments brought about by karmic, energetic, even astrological influences, that doesn’t have to be the source of inspiration.
The source, of course, is kundalini. Not the muses or even the angels, ultimately it’s kundalini and when that is in a certain position, you will be inspired and the muses and the angels, however you regard them, will come too if you need them.
As I say, I should have known this because Dr. King brilliantly described it in his commentary on the Fourth Freedom the experience of raising kundalini to the heart, throat and christ centre; noting that when the kundalini is raised in its entirety to the throat centre one could write great symphonies of nature’s wonderful sounds and speak words greater than those ever written by Shakespeare.
This doesn’t have to be the result of any outside force, it is all within, it is the capability of an adept rather than a genius, I suppose, but I will let you know if I ever become one.
It’s no longer a whimsical thing but a pre-determined decision at will to raise kundalini to a sufficient degree to a specific chakra or chakras; and then use the inspirational realisation, which must come, in a particular way. Such a use would have to be karmically correct, but at this stage that too is known.
It reminds me of the almost opening words of the Fourth Freedom:
“Freedom from ignorance can be brought about by all terrestrials who are willing to expend sufficient energy to bring this elevated state into being.”
It is the pre-determined result of effort which can be brought about.