Back on The Healing Algorithm, the topic of kriyas and flow came up in Comments. I thought it worth expanding on.
As we move through the process of spiritual awakening, we may run into styles of experience in the body we’ve not seen prior.
The first is Purification. As energy and other contractions release, we’ll notice sensations, emotions, and/or strong thoughts. For bigger releases, those sensations or kriyas may take several forms. We may see twitching or jerks, temperature changes, and vocalizations. We may see spontaneous and perhaps awkward movements as the body tries to move into a position (asana) to aid the release. These are more likely to happen on a retreat or a similar scenario when we go deeper.
As our energy channels open up, we can feel energy moving in new ways, strong surges, or energetic intensity. This too is symptoms of clearing. I wrote a series on the role of Shakti in Awakening.
If we understand all of this is just purification, we can allow whatever arises. Then large burdens of our past can let go. When we have such experiences, it’s usually good to lie down for a rest afterwards so the process can complete and the dust settle.
It’s also good to understand that nothing will happen that’s more than we can take if we’re using appropriate techniques (no force or “aids”). Also, we can have an intent to not be loud while allowing vocalizations.
Some spiritual communities don’t support this kind of release and will encourage suppression. But if they’re not familiar and don’t have refined perception, they won’t know how to support it anyway. They may get huffy about being “disruptive” even if you may be facilitating a large release in the collective.
As we get more clear within, another style commonly arises called flow. Flow is when the deeper movements of consciousness move into and through the body more obviously. We can experience them as surges, undulations, or waves moving through us. (Note: this is more subtle than energy flows but can create them.)
Unlike purification, the movements are smoother and more graceful. The body may shift to facilitate the flow, perhaps taking positions like mudras. It can feel like areas of the physiology are waking up from a long sleep. It can be like an inner dancer wakes up.
Flow is common in groups of the awake, when listening to deeper flows like chanting, or when group attention is on the deeper layers like in a healing webinar.
Flow may arise before awakening but becomes much more present afterwards. Flow is something to allow as it helps open up the channels and develop the Sattva side of the awakening process. We can move through the higher stages in consciousness without this but the richness, heart opening, and later stages require it. This prepares the physiology to bring the Divine down to earth.
Flow may bring purification as it washes through. But flow itself doesn’t bring old emotions up. It may bring fine feelings like love, compassion, or happiness – even major laughter. In a group, you can see the flow moving through people across a room.
As perception refines, we may find ourselves using attention to direct flow to heal the collective, facilitate others releases, and so forth.
Unlike a fixed focus of attention, flow is a flow.
When we’re able to handle flow, the movement shows the gradual waking up of all the layers of our being. We experience, then embody much deeper layers. The inner light of consciousness moves forward into our physiology until it becomes light too. Flow becomes a conscious living reality in our day-to-day life. We come to see all forms and phenomena as flows of consciousness.
[Update] This has the effect of waking up the sleeping laws of nature and amping up those already active. Their field of action has been cleared and opened, and the connection to source has become enlivened. They’re being “fed” what supports them, greatly empowering their ability to support our life and experiences.
Awakening the Body
This embodiment turns out to be like a spiritual practice for the body. After we transcend consciousness, Divinity itself moves in to the physiology.
Then a new stage can begin. Not only will slumbering laws of nature wake up but the presence of Divinity can support their spiritual awakening. [Update] Waking up from slumber, then waking up to their true nature.
Awakening is different for light beings. They don’t have the karmic histories nor practices that humans have. When they experience being immersed in Divinity and the way consciousness and the physiology embodies that, it can cause the devata to wake up spiritually. Remember, these are the actual doers, the ones that run bodily systems, chakras, and so forth.
The more universal devata experience through many forms. When one aspect wakes up in this physiology, the awakening can fall back into their more universal nature, then flow forward into all forms.
In this way, they add another mechanism to the awakening taking place in the whole. Devas help support our evolution and now know we can help them too. Motivation? 🙂
Then it’s not just us awake, looking out through this body. The body itself is becoming enlightened, an enlightened collective.
I talk about this in part of the upcoming Buddha at the Gas Pump interview. Rick has scheduled it to go live December 8.