The Dynamic Principle of Awakening
Ingredients of the Universe
We are all awakening. Every being, human and other, within this universe is waking up to more and more of itself. Awakening is the blueprint of creation. It’s written in the fabric of the cosmos and intelligently informs all expressions of life, including you. What does it mean to awaken? Awakening is the process of becoming increasingly self-aware. As you become more and more aware of yourself, the self that you once identified or thought of as you begins to dismantle its ideas, boxes and containers of what/who it thinks it is, so that a greater experience of your self is revealed and known to you as you. Meaning what you once identified as you changes and you re-identify as something beyond what you previously did. In a nutshell that is awakening. The final identity, if you will, is an identity of pure being, or what people describe as oneness or God.
Often when people think about awakening they think about meditation, silence and inner contemplation. While these are aspects or modes to assist in awakening they are not awakening itself. What awakens is consciousness to itself and this can come through many different modes and look a lot of different ways outside of these traditional ideas.
For simplicity consider that there are two primary ingredients to this universe. There is consciousness/awareness (these terms mean the same thing) which is still, unmoving, intelligent and unchanging. Then there is energy/movement, which is dynamic and always changing and making new configurations of forms. This energy/movement is the dynamic principle of creation and it is how things come into existence. This energy/movement is at its core, Love. In this way Love is the substratum of all of creation. It is the matrix with which everything gets built from and on. Ultimately love is informed by awareness/consciousness. So awareness (pure being) intelligently moves love. This is what we call creation. A blend of awareness and love.
Coming into expression
You can think of love and awareness as two sides of the same coin. They are inseparably one yet seemingly different aspects of creation from a relative perspective. Awareness knowing itself as intelligent pure potentiality and active love making the pure potentiality of awareness come alive through light and the myriad of expressions and forms. Our soul/higher self is an expression of this intelligent aware love that has more remembrance of what it is then say our human minds know us to be. Our souls are each expressing a unique aspect of awareness/love while simultaneously knowing that they are that one awareness/love. As human beings we too are expressing a unique aspect of awareness/love yet we don’t remember that we are that one awareness/love. This is the difference between the human perspective and the soul perspective of ourselves and hence the “need” for a path of awakening, back into this remembrance of ourselves.
This brings me to the dynamic principle of awakening which is love. Many beings awaken to and through this active principle of love and into increasingly subtler and subtler aspects of it. In essence all that is, is an expression of love and yet we can increase the brightness of our awareness to realize it (aka ourselves) at more refined levels. The most dense or grossest level is physicality. As the brightness of our awareness increases we are able to tune into, realize and experience the more subtle aspects to our beingness, first realizing our energy body, then our soul body and eventual back to the one pure beingness body.
When our awareness wakes up to our soul body we have dismantled many of our identity boxes that have kept us as being a separate being. This is the level of being or identity in which there is no longer a separate person moving this form we call a body. Instead because that story/idea of being a separate person has dismantled, at least to some degree, awareness/love moves through forms much less impeded or distorted. This is when people begin to experience spontaneous or non-planned/non-thought movement and energy course through their physical form. At first it can be surprising and the “person” identity can come back in and feel like its being moved by some outside force or energy. However with further awakening one comes to realize that it is the prime mover rather than the one being moved.
For many this is their path to awakening. Rather then a purely meditative/awareness path it is a path that includes energy and the dynamic love aspect of beingness. Both are the one simultaneously. It seems in general that people tend to gravitate towards one aspect more than the other. Meaning some focus strictly on the pure awareness aspect (more meditative) while others focus on the love/movement aspect (more energy). I have found that there are different phases and rhythms where the focus on one aspect rather than the other is of benefit as a being awakens. I personally do not believe that focusing one aspect is superior than the other (though some will definitely disagree with me), instead I find both mutually beneficial to the journey. Always follow your own resonance as it is your best guide to what you need to awaken.
Dr. Amanda Hessel, Chiropractor, Network Spinal Analysis & Somato-Respiratory Integration