I’ve said a few times that that our lives seem to be spent seeking the best feeling state we know of.
What we spend our money on, our time, trips abroad, plans, worries – is tending to how we feel, how we want to feel, what circumstances will have us feel the way we want to feel.
Everything revolves around feeling the way we want to feel – happy, blissful, loving, caring, etc.
We really do seek pleasure and avoid pain.
So, instead of spending $6,000 on a trip to Hawaii looking for a “magic moment,” during which we might feel these ways, why not cut to the chase and go directly to and for the feeling?
Where is the feeling to be found? Where everything good is found – in the heart. (1)
The heart is like a doorway. When the door is opened, we walk into another realm – a higher realm in the sense of more finely vibrating.
All the more subtle feelings vibrate more finely. If we’re rough and ready, we don’t feel them. We have to slow down and soften up to feel them.
We walk into a higher realm of love initially. Later it becomes bliss. But in the beginning it’s a tsunami and then an ocean of love.
OK, cut, cut, cut. Back to us in our everyday lives. I think that whatever we’re seeking turns out to be the best feeling we know of – whether it is, love, bliss, peace, abundance, mastery, joy, etc.
For me it’s bliss. You substitute whatever it is for you, but let me use bliss as my example of the difficulty of discussing the very states that we all seek.
My heart was opened in 2015 and so I know that bliss resides in it. Michael would say bliss is actually everywhere but the heart is as good a place as any to seek and find it. OK, OK. I’m just a newbie.
For me it’s bliss that I seek and I found it in my heart. The minute I mention the subject, I’m drenched in bliss.
I can also draw it up on the in-breath and breath it out to the world on the out-breath. That’s how I fill myself up with it when I wish.
My door is open a crack compared to what it was five years ago. But that’s still enough to be able to contact and feel bliss.
(To be concluded tomorrow, in Part 2.)
(1) Not the heart chakra. The spiritual heart, two digits right of the breastbone. The heart is perennially closed; the heart aperture (hridayam) remains shut. It opens when the kundalini reaches the fourth chakra and then closes again after a time. It opens permanently when the seven-chakra system has been transcended and one experiences sahaja nirvikalpa samadhi or buddhahood; i.e., Ascension. Ascension is therefore a permanent heart opening.