There’s a kind of energy, an area of energy, around your arms and shoulders and perhaps your shoulder blades. Kind of a zone of energy. I think in physics one calls it the electromagnetic field, although I think it’s more than that. I think it’s the life field. We won’t go into the intricacies of that. Still, if you can feel the pure energy. It’s something like the field around a magnet, for example. You can feel—infact, I'm sure that at school you dropped some metal filings around a maganet to see how they configure themselves into a structure. So that’s the same with our body. Except that our body is a dynamo instead of a magnet. It’s a magnetic field, rather. An electro, an electric field.
And now, can you—so that means that your being, the edge of your being, the boundary, that there are no boundaries to your being. The edge of your being peters out in infinity. There’s no edge to it. Because the magnetic field is a physical fact. It’s part of your body. And, consequentially, it is intermeshed with that of the electromagnetic fields of other beings. And so there’s some kind of interference between these magnetic, electromagnetic or life fields. So we’re so much a part of the totality. We can’t really set up boundaries, which I say, “this is me,” and, “this is not me.” It’s more me as we get closer inside, but the more we get outside then it’s more like the totality. And there’s no passage from one to the other. There’s no threshold.
So a very good example of this would be a whirlpool, for example, or a whirlwind.
Now you know that, of course, the whirlpool, it’s a vortex. It doesn’t have a boundary. And you know that the water of the lake, the whole lake, the whole water of the lake eventually gets whirled into, swirled into, the vortex, the whirlpool.
On the other hand then you know that there’s a vacuum in the center of the whirlpool. There’s a picture that is given to the Buddhists of Buddha sitting in the middle of a storm, in fact it’s a hurricane. And where he sits everything is peaceful. So it’s a very good thought when you’re meditating. Just imagine that there’s a lot of turmoil around you, but where you are, perfectly still.
Now there are two phenomena that are taking place. On the one hand, the water is being sucked in and drawn into the void. Now we don’t know exactly what that means. But you could imagine that somehow we are absorbing the universe, the environment, the psychological environment, and so on. But it is being resorbed in the void, in a subliminal level of our being.
Maybe I need to describe this a little better. I use the word “subliminal.” I hope you don’t mind. It sounds a little bit scientific, but I apologize, but that’s the way it is. So you imagine that what we think is our universe, at least the universe that we’re aware of, is only the three-dimensional, the three-dimensional cut of a four, of a multi-dimensional universe. And all that we know is what happens within that intersection of the four, of the multi-dimensional universe which we call, which we know as three-dimensional. And anything that happens beyond, outside that dimension, if it passes through the three-dimensional universe we experience only a cross-section of it. So in other words, that’s what we mean by the subliminal. A whole, the whole universe is far beyond any, any thing that we could ever imagine.
And so there’s a continual emergence of what is outside that three-dimensional universe into the three-dimensional universe. Like a whitehole, for example. And then there’s a blackhole, the energy gets resorbed into the void. So, just imagine that these two things are happening in your life field.
So that as you inhale—first of all, as you exhale your energy gets scattered and peters out in the immensity of space.
And as you inhale your energy gets resorbed in the void. And of course you don’t know what happens when it passes threshold. And we think that the solar plexus is the gate through which you have access into the void, or opening up into the void.
And then the opposite is true, and that is that something new seems to emerge from the void, through the void, and takes shape in your energy field and also your personality. And that’s what we mean by rebirthing. Rebirthing. And that’s where we left off this morning: how do we encourage the rebirthing process in us?
So I’d like you first to do this, then we’ll go further. As you exhale, think that your energy field is scattering into the immensity of space and gets intermeshed with that of all other beings and the stars, and so on. Galaxies. That you have no edge to your being.
And that as you inhale, the whole, eventually, the whole of the bounty of the cosmos gets sucked into your, well, converged in your being. As your being, rather. One can’t say in your being because it’s not a container. It doesn’t have a boundary. So gets converged as your being and eventually gets resorbed in the void. So that’s as you are inhaling.
Now you hold your breath because you don’t know what’s happening in the void.
And as you exhale now think that something new is emerging from within and taking shape in your personality and manifesting as your energy field, your life field.
So you are encouraging rebirthing at least now, for the time being, working with energy. Can you—we are working with energy, you see? And it’s, of course, incredible the amount of energy that you can converge from, well from the stars, from the galaxies. The motion of the stars, tremendous energy. Somehow it’s, we are a convergence of the stars. So somehow they’re not out there somewhere, we’re part of them. That’s our mistake to think that the stars are out there. For example, we say “in outer space”. Planet Earth is in outer space. We think the sun is out there, but the sun doesn’t have a boundary. We are basking in the sun. We are in the sun. It’s not outside us. The universe is not outside us. There’s a different way of thinking.
Now we are establishing a contact between what we thought was a discreet entity, our body, or our mind, or our personality, somehow we see how it is related to the totality. And so we’re gaining some kind of sense of our cosmic dimension.