This came out of correspondence with a friend of mine, seeking understanding of newly flowering experiences after a move. Edited for context.
Firstly, the environment. Some places are more “pure” or sattvic than others. This allows for greater clarity in supporting our experience. While not a barrier, things can unfold with greater clarity in a purer environment. That purity can also vary in different layers of the environment. For example, an ancient holy site may now have difficult energy and be a mess but deeper be quite clear. Or vice versa, etc.
Also related, the prominent laws of nature are different in each location. Each place has its own flavour and cultural meme. So local laws will tend to enhance certain ways of experiencing. More creative, more settled, more focused, more driven, etc. Brazil has a lushness not found in Arizona, for example. We’re usually most synced with the laws in the place where we grew up but other places can enhance in other ways.
On the body, I’ve found there are layers to that experience. There is of course our physical body, our energy bodies, causal and so forth. As you go deeper, they get more universal. With the bliss body, you get the body of the universe, deeper is the body of devata and then the cosmic body.
We tend to experience these blended in various ways, depending on how and from where we are looking.
The cosmic body is the body of all bodies. It is the one body that is reflected in all the zillions of apparent personal bodies, each a unique “wave” that emphasizes slightly different combinations of laws of nature and has a slightly different reference point. But all are contained in and arise from the one. It is also the body that contains all of creation. This has various names in different traditions.
The devata body is the more expressed form of the cosmic body where the laws of nature/ light beings (before form) are giving expression to all those apparent individual bodies. Notably, they are managing all bodies in all time, all now.
And then we have the more universal body, body of the universe where the body is the container of all the galaxies and stars and beings in this universe. We contain the world.
And then we have the more local bodies and the various ways of seeing them. There is far greater diversity in how different people perceive the world than most people recognize. And every kind of life has their own way of experiencing the world, with their own subset of variations.
Your experiences will combine different aspects of this, combined with your own unique perspective and balance of laws of nature.
And yes, it is a common experience of the unfolding to recognize the body as a temple of the divine (even to model physical temples after the body). Also to recognize the body as containing the universe/ creation/ all other beings.
And yes, the organs as divine “rooms” or even whole worlds (lokas). Or the organs as expressions of worlds. Most referenced is the heart which can be experienced a number of ways. (vast space, a light/flame, being the size of a thumb, etc) That’s complicated by there being several values of “heart” – physical heart, heart chakra (anahata), high heart chakra (hrit), and divine heart (hridaya).
There is also the experience that everything happening is being done and thus has a being involved. But I suspect what you’re noticing is another layer to this. The deities in this case are not there to help with digestion, for example.
To explain this requires another layer. A somewhat large subject I’ll try to summarize briefly. There is a refined pre-physical substance the body produces when there is enough purity. It is called various names including soma, amrita or the nectar of the gods.
Basically it is produced in the head, drips down in the back of the throat where you may notice a sweet taste, then goes down into the digestion from where it is distributed out to the devata of the body. It is most commonly produced in samadhi but post-awakening becomes more ongoing.
This has several effects. One is it facilitates the refinement of the physiology and increased clarity and refined perception (the clairs, etc). Secondly, it helps facilitate the awakening of the heart. But of particular note here, it attracts laws of nature/ deities to us that have that option. This massively increases the support we have for various things, depending on what said deities are good at.
We might call soma the catalyst for the development of the divine within. But also a significant attractor of divine support. It can also greatly enhance refined perception and thus experiences.
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