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Inner body awareness is the equivalent of unplugging from the Matrix. This is unplugging from the collective human dynamic whose mantra is, “I am separate.”
Leaving the Matrix, which is the collective belief in personal separation, means you enter the unknown. This requires that you trust the energy of NO-THING. You trust that which is beyond the voice in your head. This is so much greater than the personal sense of self.
One of the reasons that we try so hard to hold ourselves up and in is because we don’t feel held by something greater. This brings us to the issue of trusting life, no matter what. Some call this trust faith, but faith usually means believing in something. Trust is not based on a belief. Rather it is a felt sense of being held by a benevolent presence or field that is greater than little me. Trust allows us to let go. This is not a trust that things will go as we want. Rather, it is that trust that life will unfold as it needs – In Touch – How to Tune In to the Inner Guidance of Your Body and Trust Yourself – John J. Prendergast, PhD – Sounds True.
You trust the KNOWING of NO-THING that created you to express through you.
This is the real journey of faith. It is the invitation to a dimension beyond belief. This Infinite NO-THING KNOWS better than you know how to live your life, but we do not train you in trusting this Essential Self.
This is the meaning of the strange Biblical invitation that says
Unless you are willing to lose your life for my sake you cannot enter the Kingdom. – Matthew 16:25
The Kingdom is Level III self-discovery. It is not a place you earn the right to enter. It is a state of consciousness that you allow to express through you and as you. The portal to this state is through inner body awareness.
- Level I – Personal.
- Level II – Transitional.
- Level III – Transpersonal.
Most of us have personal self-esteem issues. We derive our sense of self from a personal self-image. This is who we think we are. The personality is who most everyone thinks they are.
However, this personality, mask, persona is the total of ideas, concepts, and beliefs that you have brought together and which you present to the world. This is a necessary 1st Stage of Life process. It is part of being human on this planet within the limitation of time and space.
For most people it is the equivalent of covering a Golden Buddha in mud (beautiful story) and then forgetting that underneath the mud there ever was a Golden Buddha. The chipping away of the mud to reveal the Golden Buddha is the practice of inner body awareness.
To use a Christian metaphor, this is where the Christ Mind gets covered over by the personal mind.
The result is that you live in the basement of a Palace spending your life making the basement as comfortable as possible.
Why you practice inner body awareness is because it will allow you to discover that there is a door leading out of the basement into the higher levels of self-awareness. The problem is that you are discouraged from ever knowing there is such a door. This is an inner doorway to higher revelation.