Damanhur – A Reality of Unity
When you come to Damanhur, you instantly, without warning nor in any way can you predict, enter a reality of unity. What will happen to you here is the divination of matter whether you are aware of it or not.
I leave you to research what Damanhur means by ‘divination of matter’. I am sure a lot of people would have an opinion.
What is so essential to me is that their understanding and application match to a tee what had me create the templates for The Creation Institute, the Spirals, and why I do consults and courses. It is also what gives my life a vitality in the face of being a sensitive and an empath which, my beloveds, is the basic nature of all sentient beings. Human beings are sentient beings and in that beingness remarkable activities of Creation occur. Lost to those gifts and innate ways of existing, we become depraved and a dying species that is no longer part of the sentient nature of life here. Sentient intelligence is accessed through our imagination, our sensitivities, and our sensations. Without it, we would not laugh at the gurgle of a baby or weep at a sunrise. But my beloveds we are so much more.
I am clear through my own journey and through walking with others that there is overwhelming undeniable evidence that our matter has a spirit base. Perhaps you can not wrap your head around being a living spirit in the reality of separation that you were born into. In this reality our bodies are considered worthless and unco-operative mechanical dead things. If that is the case then your body would be a lump of biochemical matter that does not respond to anything through its own nature. You would have to manipulate it, suppress any of its discomforts, and fix it to get moving again when it does not co-operate with what you think you need to do.
In 1997, I was diagnosed with a terminal cancer with six weeks to live. The first advice I was given by the doctor was to make plans for my funeral. They could use chemotherapy and radiation to extend my time here but it would not be quality of life time only extended time. I chose not to do that. I am not against chemotherapy or radiation. I had been listening to my body for a long time. I lived the challenges of my sensitivities and empathic gifts. They disrupted a body that had adapted physically so I could survive the dysfunction and often life defeating reality I and others had been born into.
My second advice was in Canada with Japanese acupuncturists from a lineage of samurai warriors. They said I needed to give my body its best chance to live a fulfilled life.
I took their advice .
I knew like others who have reached into the ways of spirit, there was so much more and there was. My body found what gave it life again and I lived.
Over my lifetime, I did not learn how to be me. I learned how to survive being me and it was the greatest gift I could have ever encountered. It wasn’t me as an identify. It was me as a being who could move in a sentient reality that exists hidden from view, but is everywhere and in everything. Especially my body.
Over the last years, I have recognized words for myself as a Systems Healing practitioner of body/mind/spirit wholeness – bhiSajyita – the Sanskrit word for Healing literally translated as “established in Self”.
The phrase “established Self’ is key here. And it is to that that I want to address my writing this morning.
I am sitting in Damanhur after an extraordinary experience in the Temple of Humankind. The only takeaway phrase I have for the experience is how shocking it is when you realize something powerful occurred and it is NOT your imagination. I have received emails from people who have been interacting with me here. It is clear we are becoming part of the realities of unity that lie beyond the limited capacity of the world we were born into.
It is a delicate and intriguing moment in time.
The morning is full of streaks of blue and pink commanding the sky. I am sitting at the kitchen table where I have internet writing this with my screen reflecting the sky behind me. It is a beautiful sentiment intelligence moment with my human fingers typing on my iPad keyboard being part of a larger intelligence of a pink and blue sky. Ahhh…
Just wanted to get us out of our heads for a moment.
What is ‘established in Self’? If you experience being established in Self, this will ring true for you. If you are confused by the statement, you have begun or deepened a journey you were already on before you began reading this.
For this writing, ‘established in Self’ is the basis of being whole. Being whole is not about whether your body is getting you to work or not. Being whole for this writing, as there is so much more about being whole, is being able to be ‘with’ your body, supporting it in regaining its ability to operate as whole.
I was driven to write this out this morning because of the incredible awakening that occurs here with the power of the Temple activating everything.
Mostly our bodies stay asleep doing basic functions of eating, pooping, and sleeping. That is about all people use it for. Even doing exercise to make sure you look good, feel good, and get to do good things – hopefully – like yoga, lays on top of a deeper richer experience of what it is to be fully alive….connected to what grants life and has us exist as whole.
I was sick for about a month before I came here. I have arthritis in my lower back and and left hip. Since I have been here, the pain in my hip and lower back has been intense at times. The use of my left hip getting in and out of the van has been impossible without hauling myself up at times.
Okay, everybody breathe. Let your mind go where it usually goes and then bring it back when you can. The cultural meme is you have to have a perfectly socially acceptable body, have no aches or pain, and for heaven sakes if you are spiritual you should never be sick.
Try living here as a vibrant flower in a toxic waste dump is not easy. Get the picture?! ?
Everyone has been trying to help me because they love me and want me to be well so there is no problem there. The part that I realized this morning that I wanted to share with them is my relationship to the unity of spirit and flesh. I only give my body what it needs so it can remember. Yes, I wrote all of this to make this one statement.
My job as an awakened being is to have my body remember. Some day it will be your job also.
Last night I knew that the stress level of the body that had been in pain for several days had reached a point where it was slipping out of its natural healing rhythm. I asked for what I needed to stave off the pain for the night so that the body could have a rest, regroup, and reorganize.
Georgia came in and worked on me. She is an extraordinary healer. She works for the body. She is so aware of the body that she minds the body and its own awakening. She stopped doing bodywork just like I stopped doing physical healing work because people had no relationship to their amazing partnership with the sentient suit that lets them experience life here. It is actually designed more for pleasure than pain. More for wholeness than separation.
As you become whole, you begin to realize that your precious body has been there all the time taking the punch of the reality you were born into. You realize it has been doing what it could to keep you going with your beautiful sentient nature and it has been up against a reality that only wants to separate it from you.
This is slippery slope right now with the fear of what you are, fear of the body, and fear of the world and its affect on you so strong. However, at seventy, I would not still be going strong if I did not know there was new realities of unity rising as the realities of separation conflict, collide, and collapse. Some of us are midwiving these new realities while we helping our bodies remember.
How about you?