“Center yourself” is a call to take stock of where you are. But, knowing what we know about the four aspects, that center is The Source. Finding your center is connecting with The Source. The Source is infinity within. Balance makes the center easier to go towards. It is easy to envision, but perhaps difficult to do. How can we meditate in a way that ensures we are seeking center?
Start with Instinct/body. Sit or recline comfortably. Close your eyes. Work from the extremities, the tips of your fingers and the tips of your toes. Take a deep breath and hold it while you tense up your hands and feet, hold it for thirty seconds. Then release the tension as you exhale slowly and feel the muscles as they relax. Take another deep breath and hold it while tensing up your arms and legs, holding for thirty seconds. Again, release the tension as you exhale slowly. Concentrate on feeling the tension leave. Now, take another deep breath while tensing up the shoulders and buttocks, hold it for thirty seconds. Exhale slowly while releasing the tension. Finally, take another deep breath while tensing the abdomen, hold for thirty seconds. Exhale and release. Once all the tension is released, imagine you are floating. Continue to take slow deliberate breaths. Slowly in, hold it, slowly out.
Picture yourself inside a tetrahedron. The triangle at the bottom is white. The triangle directly in front of you is red. In your periphery you can see part of a blue triangle on the right, and part of a yellow triangle on the left. Imagine you are beginning to levitate off of the white triangle. Notice the other triangles are seeming to move away from you, which you realize is happening because you are shrinking toward the center of the tetrahedron. The pyramid shape surrounding you is expanding. Slowly at first, then getting faster and faster until it envelopes the entire universe. You are now the center of the universe. You are infinitely small, the size of a single photon. Still, you know there is something more, deep inside you. The Source is that still small voice calling you ever inward.
Self-talk can be very empowering, or destructive. What you think will happen will. Think and Grow Rich! Positive Attitude! Affirmations! They all work. But, they can all be overpowered and negated. Is it a Chakra Con? We are co-creators in everything. Everything you think is directly contributing to the everything. Mass media, Church, Football Games, all vie to harness that creative energy. Have your resources been hijacked? Are you being drained of all power? Did you give up control? You have the right and the power to take it back!
Synergy is so powerful when all participants are willingly working toward the same goal. Slavery is not synergistic, in fact it has a diminishing return. The more slaves you have, the less return per. So, throwing more slaves at the problem just becomes more-costly.
What is the difference between and indentured servant and a slave? Indentured means the person owes a debt to you and is obligated to work it off. Sometimes, when the debt is paid, the servant chooses to remain in the comfortable life of service. Pierce my ear, oh lord my god… At this point, the service is voluntary and becomes synergistic. An adopted family member, all for one and one for all! It is still a choice, like marriage.
A common goal for multiple individuals is the meaning of “when two or more are gathered in my name”.
Back to the four I’s: Instinct, Intellect, Intuition, Intention all aspects of each individual. We must individuate. Individuation is a concept introduced to inspire individuals to be more so. Carl Yung is the originator of the idea and coined the term.
The I’s have it! All those oppose? Nay! Go back to your automaton ways. You have the choice to be used and abused. You also have the choice to be free. Will is free until you give it away. You can always take it back! Never let pride win.