December 27, 2006 at 9:49 am #20014
As a newcomer to this group, I would like to ask a question that has been puzzling me for some time around practising fusion. I really enjoy the practise and have got some really good results, especially with regards to starting to balance out my emotions.
My question is does anyone have experience of working with deeply repressed emotions/traumas and resolving them through this practice? I can see how you can harmonise emotions and other things in your life that you are aware of, but many of these patterns come from issues that are buried deep in the sub-conscious. How do we get to them, without resorting to therapy? Does working with the pearl gradually bring them to the surface?
Any insight on this would be deeply appreciated.December 27, 2006 at 5:51 pm #20015
I have seen practitioners get optimal results with inner smile, healing sounds, & fusion I formula, and including some sort of movement practice. Also they have used stillness as a grounding base before any of these are done. Sounds practices are nice since they purge stress & trapped emotions, smiling practice is good because it connects you at a basic level, but you can travel very deeply with this alone. Fusion is a natural progression…can be done in a variant of ways.
Having a sound foundation is key to “peeling the layers” off slowly and carefully;
Stillness practices will help achieve a excellent foundation to build up from and the stillness practice doesn’t have to be related to any religous stillness school of thought.
Have you learned from any of the Healing Tao material or Matak Chia’s, or associated teachers? If possible a live teacher would great if available in your area that has some expierence with this. At min. audio is last best option.
Michael has a fusion workshop coming up (March 2007) perfect time to learn live!
Hope this helps…SnowlionDecember 27, 2006 at 5:54 pm #20017
Therapy is unlikely to bring you to the deep place you need to be in to resolve these issues but it can help. So can a number of other techniques offered throughout the world these days. Using these practices will bring you to the level your issues exist on inside of you and transmute them accordingly and organically, meaning as you are ready and in the order that your spirit ordains. Healing is a process and part of that is to learn our role in our own lives.
Something that occurs with almost all of us is that we think we can control the process and decide to make breakthroughs and call the shots. The only shots we can call (especially at the beginning) are to make a complete intention to heal and free ourselves, and, to be with the process as it happens, doing what we are brought to do from moment to moment. Thus it is predominately a yin/feminine approach, especially for westerners because we think we have the right to control everything. It is precisely through the surrender of this idea that we actually gain some of the power and control.
The use of the inner smile is the center of the alchemical action which transmutes everything because it is the state/action of unconditional openness. This state of total acceptance allows change to happen. I have found through longterm practice that the techniques Michael teaches are great and true (I have succeeded in transmuting a lot of the old, deep stuff you are asking about) and that to learn them in their organic order will take you where you want to go. But, a technique is a “set-up.” You use it to align with yourself and the source. After that you have to let go and not force things to go the way you think they should. A process will develop as you simply hold the alignment you are brought into by the technique. This is a “state” more than it is a “doing.”
All this takes a lot of practice because you are refining your ability to “hold the space” you’ve created inside you. It will create a life of its own and take over at times.
Michael has often talked about how this is all about communication. We are developing our relationship with the lifeforce and it is a conversation. We listen a lot. We let go so IT can happen. The state of wu-wei is talked about. This is the condition when your relationship with the source is clear enough so that spontaneous actions happen, unpremeditated by you, and they are perfect. It is “the flow.” This alignment happens more and more as we practice and that state of “allowing” is one of the goals.
As for fusion, it is a simple level that you build upon. Don’t expect it to give oyu the final results, but expect it will create more harmony. We actually have no idea how our process will go once we start and we have to get over our preconceptions and expectations, either positive or negative, and let it happen as it will. Fusion will do a lot for you. But Kan and Li will do stuff that’s amazing and it is likely that the results you want to achieve reside on that level. You’ll just have to see.
So I would say make your practice fun and lighthearted rather than serious. Let it be serious play, like a kid whose learning something intently but enjoying it immensely. If you try to hard you’ll block yourself. (I have great expertise in this area. I had to spend some years trying really hard before I realized what I was doing and relaxed a little. Then more of what I wanted started happening. But that was the process I needed to learn and to unlearn stuff.)
Harmonizing things at the fusion level will set you up for the deeper process of actual transmutation so take your time and underestand from the beginning that the lifeforce already knows what to do and what you want. You can trust it to lead you. Stay in close touch with whatever comes up emotionally, mentally, physically when you practice and stay with it. I find that asking for help from the lifeforce and Beings as I go along really works.
They call this art “cultivation.” It’s like gardening. You go out to your garden everyday and look around and see what wants to happen next. It’s different every day. And you assume that growing things (yourself, in this case) will take time. Season after season you develop the soil and the product. You stay attuned to all the forces that are at work – the light, the water…- and you balance and adjust things as you have to. You start with a beautiful vision of what you want to create and go from there.
Blessings and love in the new year,
AlexanderDecember 29, 2006 at 8:38 am #20019
Wow, great answers to your question above. Inspiring. I only want to add my experience of these repressed emotions. They are there and believe it or not provide safety to the psyche/ or provided such in the past. If I approach them with the intention to change there is resistance and the practice becomes a struggle. Like trying to eat my own tail.
When I bring myselves back around a center, like in fusion, these repressed areas suddenly feel less attacked and have more space for expression. But watch out what you ask for. As Snowlion said, develop a support system because the stuff arising has a strong current and the desire to retreat into the safety of its stagnation is familiar.
The posts remind us to surrender and also use the tools of stillness and sound to support mind and body. I also consciously seek out friends and partner to witness as I let the body and part of the personality express and feel what is releasing. As I am seen, there is less secrecy and the illusion of safety as stagnation is altered. In this way I am a fan of therapy when there is a component of a strong witness to help hold the space.
Once light enters the new level of what was before in darkness I return focus to a cultivation of center as in fusion and heightened in the kan and li structures and surrender to the influx of energies.
Reminding myself to both intend/inhale/integrate as well as exhale/express/ feel with a growing strength in my foundation as center/body/ earth. It is a dance that never ends. barryDecember 29, 2006 at 4:24 pm #20021
“Reminding myself to both intend/inhale/integrate as well as exhale/express/ feel with a growing strength in my foundation as center/body/ earth. It is a dance that never ends.”
Very well put, thanks for sharing we all need to remeber this..Snowlion
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