BECOMING CENTERED IS THE BEGINNING OF A LIFE OF PRACTICE
NOBODY CAN LEARN TO BECOME CENTERED FOR YOU.
MORE INTERESTINGLY... NOBODY CAN STOP YOU FROM BECOMING CENTERED.
BECOMING CENTERED IS THE EMERGENCE OF BEING YOU.
SHALL WE BEGIN, GRASSHOPPER?
You Have 5 Centers - One In Each Of Your 5 Bodies: Physical, Intellectual, Energetic, Emotional, Archetypal
YOUR PHYSICAL CENTER
Your Physical Body has a Physical Center of Gravity located approximately 3 fingers below your belly button. This is where you would naturally balance if someone held you up by your hip bones. Your Physical Center is located halfway back in your abdomen, behind where your belt-buckle would be, and it does not move around. Athletes, gymnasts, dancers, and martial artists come to experience the importance of putting their Energetic Center on their Physical Penter to Become Centered. But as soon as you ask one of them on a date or if they talk to their mother, they probably give their Energetic Center of Being away instantly away and become childish, emotional, numb, adaptive, or wiggly.
YOUR INTELLECTUAL CENTER
Since childhood and school you have been hammered into Verbal Reality, where words prevail. This means that once you find a word for something you know its category. Then your experience of the thing disappears and all you have is the concept of the thing. School empowers your Intellectual Body horrendously at the expense of perceiving through and training your other 4 bodies. Without being aware that your friends and colleagues are afflicted with the same distortion you adopt 'knowing' as your highest value, and live in an intellectual desert with at best, Intellectual Intimacy.
YOUR EMOTIONAL CENTER
Because of school's focus on remembering facts, understanding information, and the logical thinking of Verbal Reality, the intelligence of your Emotional Center has been relegated either to childhood or to dangerous insanity. Recent research has shown that the heart is made up of nearly half brain-like nerve cells. When you memorize things by heart, you know that your heart is your second brain and that your heart can think and speak in addition to experiencing and expressing valuable feelings. Your Emotional Center has both feelings and emotions and is an immense source of energy and information for living your life and delivering your Archetypal Lineage.
YOUR ENERGETIC CENTER
Your Energetic Center is mobile. It can mover around. It either moves around consciously, or unconsciously. That would be up to you. If you give your Energetic Center to another person then you give away your authority, your ability to make decisions, to create, to take action, to ask dangerous questions, to hold and navigate space, to be present as yourself, and so on. This is a lot to give away. Why would you do it? To be safe. Why do you think you are safe if you give your center away? Because you think that if you are not dangerous, someone else will take care of you. Is this true? I don't think so. No one can take your Energetic Center away. If someone else has your center, if you are being adaptive and small, you gave your Energetic Center away. You can give your Energetic Center away to anything. I have seen people give their Energetic Center to the Television, to their children, even to their dog. The real question here is: can you keep your Energetic Center and not give it away to anything? We will see...
YOUR ARCHETYPAL CENTER
Your Archetypal Center is the Energetic Center of your Archetypal Body. It activates when your your other four bodies come online in your awareness and when you develop more sensitive navigation skills. Your Archetypal Center is in your Archetypal Lineage, but it is also in your 4 bodies when you are in service to your Archetypal Lineage, and also in the space that you are working in when serving your Archetypal Lineage, and also in the work you are doing. Before you have jacked-in to your Archetypal Lineage it is not much worth trying to figure all this out. After you jack-in to your Archetypal Lineage you figure it out all by yourself.
Being centered is a sensation, is not a concept. Being centered is the sensation that you experience when you put your energetic center on your physical center (your center of gravity).
From your energetic center comes your power:
- to say yes or no or stop
- of your own real voice, ideas and dreams
- to move
- to sense
- to observe
- to questioned
- to make true offers
- to connect
Being centered is the sensation when you stand in your own power. When you do not give you power/center away to authority figures.
Woman in a patriarchy are taught to give their center away to men authority figures, especially their father.
Man in a patriarchy are taught to give their center away to other men who seem more powerful - who in reality are more numb - or to your mother.
You can also give your center away to ideas, or to the future or to the past but where does modern culture train us to put our center? Have you been to school? What do they teach us school? Learn, memorize, solve problem, and regurgitate it all on paper on the test. Modern culture trains us to put our center in our mind. When our center is in our mind, the only thing that we can express and experience is our mind: meaning, ideas, concepts, arguments, logic, reasons, etc... Boring! Expression of life limited to the possibilities of your mind is linear, logical and somewhat dead and so are your relationship.
PROCEDURES FOR STAYING CENTERED (BCENTERD.01)
You can do this.
Being Centered is not an achievement, it is a daily practice
BCENTERD.02: Find Your Balance
BCENTERD.03: Keep Your Center From Advertisement
BCENTERD.04: Don't watch the Film
Go to the cinema to watch a film. Sit in the back half and don't pay attention to what's going on on the screen. Stay centred and observe the people around you while they watch the film. Pay attention to how they give their centre away to it. Each time you notice that you "snapped into" the story, remember you are sitting in a cinema and use your attention and intention to move your energetic centre back to your physical centre. Do this the whole length of the film.