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Sacred Body Rites: an inner-body practice of Stillness Touch, Sacred Touch, and Anointment with oils to reunite your Eros Body with its source: The Love.

We are committed to assisting you in reuniting your Eros Body with The Love that emanates out of inner-body Stillness as Pure Breath of Love, which creates all that is.

Pure Breath of Love is the power that made the body, heals, and makes you Whole by uniting your perception with your body, and in turn, your reunited bodymind reconnects to the whole-making life force that expresses The Love.

Natura – Holy Breath – weaves a trembling matrix that interconnects all living organisms to the free-flowing erotic pulse of Love. Pure Breath of Love is the Tender Mother and Stillness the Present Father, and together they create a polar process that organizes the wholeness of life. Pure Breath of Love is enveloped in Stillness and possesses primordial non-separate matter, which breathes a living fire that fashions creation. This Divine Matrix is the Liquid Crystal Light Matrix of Love – the substance that unites all.

In this infinite Matrix, every subtle change in one area affects and modifies all other aspects throughout the Whole. The interconnecting fibers emerge out of a dynamic tension of opposites between formless Stillness and Love that expresses as form. In the Kashmir Shaivite tradition our embodied reality is born through a communion between Shiva and Shakti. Shiva is Consciousness – an unlimited free space in which Shakti – the primordial cosmic energy of Love infinitely expresses herself. Through their eternal loving embrace — the infinite sky-dance between the pair — created reality arises. This sacred communion I call Dynamic Stillness.

Dynamic Stillness expresses infinitely as life’s web, and intimately resonates with your heart field as an organ of perception that is in erotic contact with everything. The heart field created your body therefore you cannot exist without affecting everything, and, at the same time, being affected by everything. Who you are, and what you think, feel, say, and do, creates tremors that modulate the tensions in the living, sublime threads of creation. One tremor sets up another one that creates yet more unfolding flowing motion, all of which constantly changes the tonal nuances in this intricate sensuous universal matrix, which in turn constantly evolves a new order out of ever-shifting chaos.

All this occurs simultaneously – the eternal dance – in which chaos dissolves into Stillness to express as renewed order – that is life. The notion that any aspect of us is separate from any part of the universe is dualistic thinking and a fundamental misperception of reality. You are as intimately connected to the infinite expanse of Dynamic Stillness as to infinitesimal stillness within each subatomic particle in your cells. Pure Breath of Love unites all – she contains us and she is in us – like a fish in the ocean, and life separate from her is preposterous.

Objects, situations, and living beings are not separate; the notion contradicts itself. Coherence means you resonate as a singularity and you are an integral part of the whole. Because your heart field of perception is coherent with The Love that is all that is, when you relax ego control and let Pure Breath of Love flow freely through your inner body it is Wholeness. When you control life’s ebb-and-flow you not only stifle your heart field, but, as Dr. Me Wan Ho, author of ‘Rainbow and the Worm’ indicates, when life’s “flow is interrupted, disintegration sets in, and death begins.” Making choices that insulate you from feeling uncomfortable life experiences often causes you to collide painfully with reality. When you argue against the wholeness of life who wins?

It is not possible to set up a private world without creating a wake of inertial patterns that cause suffering in yourself, in others, and affects the Divine Matrix. How intensely you believe and behave, even if unconsciously, as though, “I am separate from others, creation, or source” determines how strongly you oppose the inner-body flow of Love, and how pervasively you feel the disintegration of the Divinely Ordered Wholeness of life – a self-fulfilling prophesy indeed. Being trapped in a misperception of your own making fills your life with suffering.

- Excerpted from Ridley: Stillness: Biodynamic Cranial Practice and the Evolution of Consciousness pp. 1-2.

Sacred Body Rites – Kashmir Shaivism – Mary Magdalene 

Stillness Touch and Sacred Body Rites are based on original principles of Kasmir Shaivism and Mary Magdalene’s sensuous anointment transmission. In Sacred Body Rites, Body is limitless sensation – a subtle, gentle vibratory web of infinite shimmering consciousness that is united with The Love. This is also known as Dynamic Stillness – the union of Shiva and Shakti.

 Body is the quintessential expression of Consciousness-as-Love. Body is in direct sensuous contact with the whole universe – through an embodied, erotic contact with the Divine Matrix.
 
Therefore, Body extends far beyond skin. As the heart field, Body is a limitless tonal web of sensuous consciousness fully realized when you feelingly attune to the sensual tones in your inner-body space. You rediscover fundamental harmony as the original state of body through an inner-body union of Consciousness and Love.
 
Hence, you realize Body as a non-localized, non-limited, polysensuous living organism that includes the totality – this is non-dual realization in natural erotic unity with all that is. The limited and separate body does not exist as the total reality. It is a contracted ego-perception, a limiting concept that is not the whole reality of body.
 
Love is the invisible flesh that becomes visible AS Body’s flesh. Through feelingly abiding in infinite inner-body Stillness you realize union of limitless Consciousness and non-separate Love – as Body.
 
Sacred Touch offered inside Stillness is a portal for realizing Body-as-Love. While receiving Sacred Body Rites, the challenge is: can you feelingly abide in inner-body Stillness and attend to the sensations of inner breath that pulses through the inner space of your Eros Body - its sensuous rhythms and qualities – without transforming anything? By being aware of the inner body breathing in its erotic ebb-and-flow inside the body, you will sense a Sacred Pulse that includes the external and internal. You become aware of your sensuous body erotically expressing its Sacred Pulse infinitely as various qualities – as tones, life’s flowing currents, zones of physical and emotional tension, paradoxical intensities, thoughts, feelings, emotions, memories, fears, old relational patterns, shock, spaciousness, fluidities, luminosities, various awakened states, tremors, infinite inner Stillness, intimacy, Eros, desire, arousal, rapture, and The Love – sometimes we sense these qualities all at the same time.
 
Sensing with your Eros Body – as a felt-sense – there emerges a soft subtle pulse of inner Breath that expresses as free, spontaneous, non-contrived movement. This fractal flow is life: a naturally erotic, spontaneous expression of Love as Freedom that unfolds itself slowly throughout the inner space of your Eros Body – to infinity and back. This continuous movement that is body’s inherent inner tonal breathing, is known in Kasmir Shaivism as the Sacred Pulse of the Spanda, and in the Magdalene Transmission it is the Holy Breath of Sophia. (See books by Daniel Odier, and by Neil Douglas-Klotz)
 
Your enhanced realization of the Sacred Pulse of Body blossoms as Love in Freedom when you totally abandon your will to “do,” control, modify, or avoid any intensity or intimacy that arises, and instead without any constraints, surrender to your inner-body sensations, and heed the guidance of your inner-body’s wisdom, emanating as an erotic inner body breath in all its variations. When you can relax control, and let inner Breath be in charge, you realize true freedom from ego.
 
Freedom from Ego Tyranny
 
Inner body Breath takes root very low in the pelvis and genitals and expresses in the inner space as your Eros Body. It is an unending, infinite Pulse of Eros, which caress and untie all tensions and restrictions that recoil your attention away from Love. Through deep inner-body sensing with the whole of your inner being, your fears, doubts, and separating thoughts will softly melt into vibrant silence and become The Love – a mysterious ‘space’ that is the intersection between formless and form – Dynamic Stillness – the Wisdom of the Whole – Pure Breath of Love. Once you can abide in Pure Breath of Love consistently, you are freed from ego control. Sacred Body Rites Anointment offered within Stillness Touch is a gateway to this Freedom.
 
While being anointed, it takes practice to feelingly abide in inner Stillness and taste the subtle variations in the inner space of your Eros Body as the flow of Love. It is difficult to be with and feel the intensity, intimacy, and paradox while in contact with Dynamic Stillness because it creates a potent inner body space that implodes, expands, and unites all the levels of your being as one, revealing all that comprises body, mind, and emotion that are under ego control. However, in this potent inner body spaciousness, you can also experience a new capacity to relax, trust, and feelingly be with very uncomfortable memories, emotional intensity, powerful feelings, and the intimacy of your trembling inner-body erotic flow of Love – as the Erotic Wisdom of the entire universe – without fear, control, doubt, and resistance.
 
Eventually, the whole of your body, thoughts, mind, speech, emotion, and behavior become less constricted by ego control, or by activated somatic experiences of  your history that restrict awareness – due to old injuries, thoughts, limiting beliefs, painful memories, old relationship patterns, emotions, paradoxical intensities, jealousy, and fear – that recoil your attention from union with The Love. Body flows harmoniously with the unfolding flow of the Wisdom of the Whole of life until you realize Body as Love.
 
When deep, pure presence of Love infuses your flesh, uniting all thoughts, speech, emotions, actions, and consciousness, you discover true Love in Freedomas spontaneity in the present, amid the capacity to surrender deeper into life’s continuous multiplicity, unfolding just as it isas Love that is all that is. It is within the above context that crafting a Sacred Body Rites Intensive becomes a powerful path for utterly embodying Love, CLICK HERE:   > Individual Sacred Body Rites Sessions
 
Integrity: Its impact on the Criatura As Sacred Vessel of Love

It is within the above context that I cannot overrate the importance of living in Integrity with The Love. We are challenged to recognize Love as our inner-body source for guidance – as the creative, connecting omniscient force for all that is – particularly in our personal relationships. Truth telling, transparency, fidelity – physical, subtle body, emotional, and energetic – as well as openness, commitment to living in freedom from ego that is beyond our addiction to Astrality – all these are inherent aspects of Integrity.

When living life in the Astrality of past or future, we do not live our intimate relationships in Integrity in presence – in Now, nor are we in Integrity with The Love. Astrality is comprised of living life addicted to fantasy, which involves projection by living out old behavior patterns based on self-referencing thoughts, stories, and emotions derived from the past, or from ego’s projections into the future.
 
This is because ego is addicted to fantasy. Therefore, we project who we want a person to be, and when they do not measure up, inevitably we start to carry on secret meetings outside our intimate relationship – open or monogamous – because these projections fill us with the addictive ‘bigger than life’ exuberance that is comprised of secrecy, innuendo, seduction, manipulation, control, compartmentalization, sexual intrigue, energetic infidelity in the subtle body, boundary crossing, getting from and gratification through mutual energetic feeding, and the secondary gain we derive from the attention we receive from our admirer(s). Meanwhile, we withhold all this activity from our beloved partners, or, we control the timing and the content of our revelations to them. We conceal that we are engaging in these behaviors with others as though our beloveds do not know it is happening. Guess what? Our beloveds not only bodily know it; they feel pain, confusion, anxiety, fear, jealousy, and suspicion.
 
Astral behaviors are natural functions of ego that is afraid of the present and of unity.
 
We are not out of integrity if we reveal our attractions and actions by being transparent, open, and truthful about it with our beloved, letting them know the moment we realize it is happening.
 
We are human, we all project, we all fantasize, we all feed, and get, and we all have attractions. However, when we keep secret, compartmentalize, control, and withhold information from our beloveds that we are secretly acting out our projected fantasy life with someone outside the relationship, we are lying to our selves, our beloved, and to Love.
 
Lying harms our body – our precious, innocent criatura – because we self-separate criatura from The Love, which creates physical and emotional pain in our body, and our beloved’s because we behave as though we are separate – from them and from Love. Since our beloved is an intimate aspect of our ‘Sacred Pod of Love,’ by acting in secret, outside of integrity, we create suffering in them due to the felt separation they bodily experience – it is not the act itself, it is the secrecy, and the lying  that hurts them. Criatura is made out of The Love that is all that is: Recall that her essential qualities are unity, poly-sensitivity, and an erotic connection to the Whole. Criatura is permeated by innocence, tenderness, vulnerability, openness, truthfulness, interconnectedness, unity, and omniscience:
 
Nothing can be Hidden from Criatura: She – Your Body – IS Love.

To repeat: body as The Love is an infinite subtle, delicate, poly sensuous, vibratory multidimensional web of erotic shimmering consciousness – Dynamic Stillness. Body, therefore, is the quintessential expression of Consciousness-as-Love, which expresses as the Eros of the whole universe – The Love.

We realize Body as a limitless tonal web when we attune and sense the qualities in the inner space of our Eros Body and feel the harmony therein, and realize that harmony is the original state of criatura, expressing as infinite Love – as all that is. Criatura is our personal living, liquid crystal matrix that I also refer to as the universal Mother Ship of Love. We realize criatura as a unique aspect of the Mother Ship of Love: Criatura is the living, fully conscious, non-localized, non-limited sensate Wisdom of Body that includes the totality. Eros Body is our personal Erotic connection to the Wisdom of the Whole. This characterizes the non-dual state of reality and its natural state of unity – as your Eros Body. Again, the limited and separate body does not exist as the total reality. It is a contracted perception, a limiting concept that is an illusion, not the total reality of ‘body.’
 
Relationally, no Body that is consciously open to The Love is separate from another Body that is also connected to The Love. Therefore, to act as though there is separation only harms the precious criatura that feels and knows everything that is going on. There is no hiding from Love at this level of Conscious Relating. To live life that is not in Integrity with this fact – that we are not separate – is a denial of Love’s infinite wisdom and omniscience and furthermore, it bodily confesses our ‘no’ to Love.

Love is invisible flesh become visible AS body. By feelingly abiding in inner Stillness we experience limitless, non-separate Love – as Eros Body - 

Here is a practice: feelingly abide in Stillness and attend to the sensation of inner breath in the inner body space – its rhythms and its pathways – without any objective of transforming, controlling, or managing anything. By being aware of  the sensations in the inner space you connect with Eros Body breathing inside, then your attention will perceive an inner body flow of Eros that includes the vast external, and deep internal. You become aware of your inner body sensations as part – AND as whole – its’ infinite variety of flowing currents, tempos, zones of tension, memories, powerful compelling emotions, old relational patterns, brokenness, paradoxical intensities-intimacy, tonalities, spaciousness, fluidities, splendor, Eros, rapture, desire, longing, arousal, and The Love.
 
Inner body sensing, as a felt-sense, reveals a soft, subtle, tender trembling flow of Eros, as movement of inner body flow - a sacred breath that you  feel as a non-contrived, non-structured, free-movement that is natural, spontaneous, free-flowing, and unfolds itself throughout the whole inner Eros Body. This shimmering, continuous, erotic ebb and flow is your inherent inner tonal breathing that in Kashmir Shaivism is known as Spanda, the Sacred Tremor.
 
Sacred Tremor blossoms when you totally abandon the habit of over-willing the quiet, slower inner guidance from your inner body wisdom. Over-willing elevates attention from the erotic lower body wisdom to the sterile, witnessing head center, and into an ‘up tempo’ that pushes through ‘to do,’ live in Astrality, compartmentalize, keep secret, and modify aspects of an authentic life based on projected ideas arising out of fantasy.
 
The way to the Sacred Tremor is to surrender in now in presence to the deep pelvic inner body flow of Love without any constraints.

In our sensing presence, we dedicate ourselves to listening and sensing our subtle inner body breath erotically pulsing in our lower pelvis until it becomes our unerring guide, as the wisdom of the body. It bears repeating: this Erotic Inner Body Sacred Breath takes root very low in the pelvis and fills the whole inner body space as an unending, infinite trembling wave of sensuous Eros, which will caress and untie tensions and restrictions that unconsciously recoil our awareness away from Love, and will open us to union with The Love that is Wisdom of the Whole.

 In this deep, subtle inner listening and sensing with the whole of our inner being, our old ego driven relational patterns built on fear, doubt, control, manipulation, secrecy, emotional overwhelm, jealousy, and confusing thoughts will softly melt into vibrant silence and become The Love – a mysterious place at the intersection between formless and form – Dynamic Stillness.
 
Our regular, consistent practice: We feelingly abide in inner Stillness becomes the cup from which we drink the infinite, subtle variations of the erotic inner body flow of Love. It is difficult to put the cup to our lips because Dynamic Stillness – as pure potency – creates infinite space in four dimensions of our being at once – body, mind, emotion, and will – and they become unified. The result of abiding in this inner Eros Body spaciousness is that any of our aspects that are not aligned with The Love reconfigure. This is challenging if we have lived most of our life split-off and fractured from our wholeness and authenticity. Facing ourselves, and taking responsibility for the ways we have covertly behaved that has caused suffering in others takes courage yet, it leads to The Love if we do, and more suffering if we do not.
 
We gradually experience how to feelingly ‘be with’ intensity – pain, fear, control, emotions, old relational patterns – and intimacy – inner Eros Body flow of Love that is the Wisdom of the entire universe – without ego-based fear, control, recoil, and resistance. Eventually, the whole of our body, mind, speech, and emotion and  will becomes less and less constricted and driven by ego’s old relational patterns, projections, fantasy, conceptual references to past or future, limiting beliefs, painful memories, refusing dreaded aspects of ourselves, control strategies, avoidant secretive behaviors, and fear of loss derived from ego. Body will then flow harmoniously with the endless unfolding flow of the whole of life, as you realize your body AS LOVE.
 
When abiding in deep and constant inner Eros Body presence, Love infuses your flesh and unites all thoughts, speech, emotions, gestures, behaviors, and consciousness – until body becomes Love. We then discover true freedom as spontaneity, presence in now, and the capacity to surrender deeper into the unknown as life’s continuous multiplicity unfolds in the Now as it is – as Love – that is all that is.
 
Body – criatura – in essence, is our personal expression of the infinite multi-facetted inter-dimensional, Living, Liquid Crystal Light Mother Ship of Love that is hovering in Now. Presently, The Love is calling us to bodily unite with her, and with others in mutuality to form a Pod of Love – a multidimensional flesh –  made of living liquid crystal light, omniscience, consciousness,  and Love. We are also being invited to self-align relationally to The Love, and then in turn, as to unite consciously as a pod that unites with other pods to form many pods-as-One Love. We, as conscious, fully embodied, Sacred Vessels of Love are therefore, being called to align to a new standard of living as Love’s flesh – as fully embodied liquid crystal light workers of Love.
 
Knowing full well that everything we think, feel, or do that is outside of Integrity with Love harms us, our beloveds, and not just those we are in direct intimate relationship with, but also everyone else involved in our pods - all are impacted by physical body pain and suffering due to our separating behaviors.
 
The time is NOW. Our personal responsibility to Integrity is upped to a new quantum level if we wish to be conscious servants of Love. This includes orienting vertically with The Love, being accountable, truthful, and transparent to our selves, our intimates, our pod, AND to the Liquid Crystal Light Mother Ship of Love. One member of the pod who lives outside of integrity affects the Whole. Our actions are not possible in isolation any longer: Body has evolved as Love’s Flesh that now feels everything.
 

Sacred Body Rites was born out of Biodynamic Cranial Touch 

The Descending Current, and Pure Breath of Love

The ascending Breath of Life currents span the cranial wave (the past) that holds our history and traumas stored in our tissues and ground substance; fluid tide (the present) carries ‘the given’ in now that includes our history; and long tide (the future) brings to us our potential based on the given in now, and our history. Recall that the function of the ascending current is to restore health and reorient our awareness to Wholeness, uniting past, present, and future in preparation for entering the immense potency of Dynamic Stillness, which is all potency. In the early years, we mapped the ascending aspects of the Breath of Life based on our collective sensual experiences as detailed in Stillness Chapters 5 – 8. That process has been fully absorbed, so we rarely talk about the ascending fluid and long tide currents, much like learning the letters of the alphabet as the foundation for words without needing to spell out the letters any longer. Subsequently, over the last several years we at Dynamic Stillness have offered inner practices for bodily connecting to the descending current, Pure Breath of Life that I describe in Stillness, Chapter 9. (I highly recommend you re-read pages 121-130; we started using Pure Breath of Love based on experience because it feels like Love).
 
Our active teachers at the Dynamic Stillness School (http://www.dynamicstillness.com) still provide a context for ascending current functions of bestowing bodily health, and in making possible the huge perceptual shift in our orientation away from parts, disease, separation, control (ego), toward bodymind wholeness. This is provided in the Initiatory Class – at least a little bit. However, being a ‘living classroom’ our students are interested in and are prepared to dive into the descending current practices! Therefore, teachers have responded to them by deepening our original inquiry – What is body? This expanded spectrum of our transmission brought a side benefit: we realize that the Dynamic Stillness School is uniquely connected to the evolutionary function of the descending current – Pure Breath of Love.
 
Today, active teachers of the Mentor Course offer students the opportunity for realizing an expanded sense of Wholeness that we define as utter union between body and The Love. As the primordial original force, The Love creates all that is, and is ‘stronger than death’ (See Bourgeault: The Meaning of Mary Magdalene). Evolution of consciousness was always been the unique contribution of our Dynamic Stillness transmission and now it is fully explicit.
 
This distinction became glaringly obvious last week after my contact with a biodynamic teacher of another biodynamic school. Her response to my BCT session demonstrated that she had no reference to our approach. Nor could she integrate it into her ‘map’ experientially during, or after ‘receiving’ from me. Seven minutes into the session (a calf contact) she asked for space, described feeling pressure in her body, she noted extreme potency in her midline, and she felt shock. It disturbed her, as her only reference to feeling shock was from the context that its mere presence reinforces old trauma. We know that it often feels intense due to the paradoxical qualities of both delicacy and density inside Pure Breath of Love because it contains cranial wave, the tides, plus a mysterious non-separate matter all sealed inside Dynamic Stillness (See Ridley: Stillness, p. 121). This substance, ‘non-separate matter’ is The Mother Love that is tender and tough at the same time when fully infused with Stillness (potency). Because it is primordial non-separate matter sealed inside Dynamic Stillness and emanates as Pure Breath of Love, it brings up all hidden issues in body and psyche that recoil to Love. Here, Love invites us to open and allow our body’s portals that are unconsciously closed, to receive The Love. The release of held shock in the tissues, nervous system, lymphatics, organs, and ground substance – even though it may feel intense – is an inherent aspect of the process of body uniting with The Love. As long as shock is held in any tissue or the ground substance, its motion is inertial, leaving the body’s portals closed to the flow of The Love. (See Pischinger: The Extra Cellular Matrix and Ground Regulation pp.39-40, 154; Ho: Rainbow and The Worm).
 
If we really desire bodily union with The Love we vow to practice sitting in Stillness daily to soak our body in potency, and to cultivate unwavering heart presence so we can feel and be with intensity, which includes feeling the pain of memories, our old relationship patterns, powerful emotions, shock, as well as being with the intimacy of shimmering light, infinite trembling space, erotic connection with everything, sensuous desire, arousal, rapture, Love, and so on. Often we experience all of these qualities at the same time – what we call paradoxical intensity.
 
Unfortunately, paradoxical intensity is what makes it challenging to talk about the descending current with someone who dwells only in the ascending currents and focuses on management of trauma, negotiating space, navigating relational fields, and tending to ego’s comfort needs (of both practitioner and client) via various methods of control and objectification. For someone focused on disease, separation, and ego there is no map or reference to what we are doing; they are unfamiliar with the process of descent because it does not use objectification or control to manage the process. Rather, descent involves trust that Sutherland emphasized (‘trust the tide’), and to relax into and feel intensity and intimacy that emerges while ego surrenders into Dynamic Stillness. The good news is after ego is surrendered to Dynamic Stillness, Pure Breath of Love descends into every nook and cranny of body, psyche, and our humanness, seeping into our hidden history held energetically as memories, emotions, old relational patterns, and shock in the molecules of our tissues and ground substance. Hence, orientation to the descending current is not for the feint of heart, nor does it feel comfortable to an ego bent on objectification, management, and being in control.
 
My recent encounter I mentioned above does not feel very encouraging for clients who receive sessions from these people; on the other hand, perhaps that work serves them. I confess that after over a decade of our transmission spreading worldwide, I secretly wished for change amid other biodynamic schools. Certainly change is afoot among specific teachers I am in touch with, or who have taken Private Intensives with me, but overall, it is not much different now than it was in the late 90’s. Only now, these biodynamic schools teach more sophisticated tools for objectification of the body, and have refined their management skills that involve complex methods to avoid feeling intensity, and ways to control shock so it does not arise. Sigh….
 
These approaches have a place, and,… it is vastly different from my felt-experience of the biodynamics we offer, and it contrasts with other ‘descending current’ paths for development that I respect (For example Hameed Almass – Diamond Heart, and my two local friends, Saniel Bonder – Waking Down in Mutuality, and Swami Khecaranatha – Kundalini Maha Yoga – who knew Rollin Becker – see below). Let’s return to the descending current.
 
Pure Breath of Love has two fundamental functions, and even though it combines the ascending with the descending currents as one we will discriminate them separately:
 
1) The ascending current is related to a personal human function of restoring health and whole-making to the bodymind that creates and maintains your human form, bequeaths to you the capacity for perception, provides protection and immunity, and it shifts your perceptual orientation toward health from disease by continually re-connecting the parts to the whole. (‘Inherent Treatment Plan’)
 
2) The Being function is evolutionary – both personal and universal. Namely, it is the seamless union of your ‘limited’ humanness, ego, and personality with ‘infinite’ Being. The descending current practices impel you to cultivate a deeply embodied unwavering presence to let into your humanness a continual infusion of Pure Breath of Love, even while The Love that is seeping in you is being thwarted by the controlling strategies and resistance of the ego, and by unconscious recoils in the body’s portals due to history, trauma, emotions, and shock held in the tissues and ground substance.
 
‘Becoming Whole’ means an utter non-separation between body, mind, personality, ego, and The Love. This is intimately connected to the mystery of destiny: namely, your specific relationship to the Liquid Crystal Light Living Matrix, or the Divine Plan (‘Inherent Evolutionary Process’), and the realization that you are a unique expression of The Love.
 
As I mentioned, in the early years, we as practitioners were concerned with the natural state (neutral) – a process in which the practitioner refrains from being perceptually efferent because it interferes with the inherent treatment plan of the ascending current – fluid tide and long tide. Presently, we also assist and support the client in the surrender of ego control to relax and open body to the Pure Breath of Love. We have learned to sense this while the client’s relaxation culminates in whole body relaxation, which becomes trust, surrender, and then union with Dynamic Stillness from which emerges the spacious – dense presence of Pure Breath of Love.
 
Biodynamic Cranial Touch and Kashmir Shavite Principles
  – This a piece on how the principles of Biodynamic Cranial Touch interfaces with the principles of Kashmir Shaivism, which is explicitly a descending current path.
 
Here is a little background on Biodynamic Cranial Touch: Biodynamic Cranial Osteopathy has origins in the principles of Kashmir Shaivism due to a deep connection between Rollin Becker and Swami Chetanananda. Swami is author of the two-volume, Dynamic Stillness – books on Kashmir Shavism (Trika Yoga) that are dedicated to Dr. Becker.  Swami Chetanananda’s guru was Swami Rudrananda, and Rudra Press that was named in his honor originally published Becker’s books. Rachael Brooks, MD edited Becker’s books for Rudra Press while she was part of Chentanananda’s ashram where Becker’s ashes are in Portland Oregon. My friend shared this with me: Swami Khecaranatha knew Rollin Becker, and he is transmission holder of Swami Rudrananda’s work, and has an ashram, Rudramandir, in Berkeley, CA. In this piece we will explore Biodynamic principles as expressions of Kasmir Shaivism.
 
One of the principles inherent to Kashmir Shavism is body is limitless sensation – a subtle, gentle vibratory web of vast shimmering consciousness known as Dynamic Stillness, which is the Sacred Union of Shakti and Shiva. Shiva is Infinite Consciousness, and Shakti is The Love (See Ridley: Stillness pp. 1-2)
 
Body is the quintessential expression of Consciousness-as-Love that is in direct sensuous contact with the whole universe.
 
Therefore, Body as the heart field, extends far beyond skin. It is a limitless tonal web of sensuous consciousness that we fully realize when we feelingly attune to the tone of our inner body space. We rediscover that fundamental harmony is the original state of Body through its union with Consciousness and Love – the creative impulse responsible for all that is.
 
Hence, we realize Body as a non-localized, non-limited, polysensuous, living, physical-subtle organism that includes the totality – this non-dual state of reality continuously celebrates natural unity, harmony, and an unbroken erotic connection with everything. The limited and separate physical body does not exist as the total reality. It is a contracted perception, a limiting concept that is not the total reality of Body.
 
Love is the invisible flesh that becomes visible - AS body
Through feelingly abiding in infinite inner Stillness
We experience limitless, non-separate Love as body.
 
Although always implicit, we explicitly present Biodynamic Cranial Touch as a portal to realizing Body-as-Love. The challenge for each of us is if we can feelingly abide in inner Dynamic Stillness and attend to the sensations of inner breath that flows through the inner body space – its rhythms and qualities – without any objective of transforming anything. By being aware of the inner body breathing inside the body, our feeling attention will sense the inner body ebb and flow that includes external and internal realities. We become aware of sensuous body, expressing infinitely – as tones, flowing currents, zones of physical and emotional tension, paradoxical intensities, thoughts, feelings, memories, blocks, shock, recoils to Love, intimacy and intensity, spaciousness, fluidities, luminosities, tremors, Stillness, Eros, rapture, splendor, desire, arousal…in other words, body is an infinite array of the sensuous qualities of consciousness.
 
During inner body sensing – as a felt sense – there emerges a soft subtle movement of inner breath that arises as non-contrived, non-formal movement. This inner fractal flow is life’s natural, spontaneous expression unfolds itself slowly throughout the whole inner body space and expands to infinity and comes back to body. This continuous movement, which is body’s inherent inner tonal breathing, is known as Spanda in Kashmir Shaivism, or the Sacred Tremor.
 
Body will fully blossom in the way described above when we totally abandon our will “to do,” modify, control, manage, avoid, or by-pass anything that arises in us, and instead without any constraints, surrender to what arises as it is while we are inwardly sensing, and to also heed the guidance therein as the Body’s Wisdom emanating as inner body breath.
 
Inner body breathing takes root very low in the pelvis and fills the whole inner body space as unending, infinite waves of Eros, which caress and untie tensions and restrictions that recoil body awareness away from The Love.
 
Through deep inner sensing with the whole of our inner being, our fears, doubts, recoils and closing off will softly melt into vibrant silence and become The Love – a mysterious ‘space’ that is the intersection between formless and form – Dynamic Stillness - this is the Wisdom of the Whole, which is also known as Prajnaparamita.
 
While being touched by another from this perspective with repeated practice, we can feelingly abide in inner Stillness and taste the infinite and subtle variations of the inner body flow of Love. It is difficult to be with what arises in us because contact with inner Dynamic Stillness creates a potent inner space that implodes and unites three levels of our being at once – body, mind, and emotion. However, with practice we experience a new capacity to trust and to feelingly ‘being with’ the powerful alchemical combination of very uncomfortable tissue and emotional intensity – and the intimacy – of the trembling inner-body erotic flow of Love – as the Wisdom of the universe – without fear, control, and resistance.
 
Eventually, the whole of body, mind, emotion, and actions become less and less constricted by the somatic presence of old injuries, shock, controlling thoughts, limiting beliefs, painful memories, emotions, paradoxical intensities, and fears that recoil us from bodily union with The Love. We learn to let the erotic inner body flow harmoniously with the unfolding of the whole of life until we realize body as Love. When deep and pure presence of Love infuses your flesh, uniting all thoughts, speech, emotions, gestures, and consciousness, you discover true spontaneity, and the capacity to surrender deeper into life’s continuous multiplicity weather intensely uncomfortable or ecstatic, unfolding as it is – as Love that is all that is.