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Spanda: The Creative Vibration and Movement of Universal Energy

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Continuing the exploration of echoes of ancient wisdom in the principles of SourcePoint. This time from the book “The Doctrine of Vibration: An Analysis of the Doctrines and Practices of Kashmiri Shivaism” by Mark S. C. Dyckowski. From Chapter 3, ‘The Universal Activity of Universal Consciousness.’

If you take the time to read this, notice how the words themselves carry the vibration they speak of. Immersing oneself in the vocabulary of the cosmic order indeed connects one to that cosmic order.

The author here is speaking of “Spanda.” Spanda, in Sanskrit, is a word that describes the inherent creative vibration of the Absolute, the Universal Energy, as it moves into and manifests as vibrant form. That vibration is present in every natural form, it whispers and breathes and pulses in the depths of our being. It is regarded as the source of life itself.

” The motion of absolute consciousness is a creative movement, a transition from an uncreated state of Being to the created state of Becoming. In this sense, Being is in a state of perpetual Becoming; it constantly phenomenalises into finite expression…. Thus, the universal character of Being is expressed in the radiant form of each phenomena. Rightly understood, Being and Becoming are the inner and outer faces of universal consciousness which becomes spontaneously manifest, through its inherent power, as this polarity…”

Let’s look at this from the SourcePoint perspective.

In SourcePoint we would say that this pulsation, this vibration, carries the information of what we call the Blueprint, the information of Order, Balance, Harmony, Flow, inherent in Source.

Reflect on the statement ..”Being is in a perpetual state of Becoming…” Not only becoming, but becoming ITSELF, that is, a natural finite expression of the inherent Order, Balance, Harmony and Flow. Holding the Diamond Points, connecting with the Diamond Points through our energy work practice or meditation,we are connecting with that creative moment, Being into Becoming, that moment of manifestation. As we dwell in that moment we are nourished, strengthened, supported. We are naturally brought into further alignment with that Order, Balance, Harmony and Flow that is our fundamental nature; the ground of our life, our health and our well-being.

We can say, to paraphrase and modify, that the universal character of Being is expressed in the radiant form of each of us. In each person who walks in the door asking for help. In each person we encounter each day. And in ourselves. We can say that each of us is the outer face of the universal consciousness, radiantly manifest. As we begin to know ourselves in that way, it changes… everything.

Ancient Wisdom

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I love exploring writings of ancient wisdom and finding resonances with SourcePoint. My current source is “The Dawning Moon of the Mind: Unlocking the Pyramid Texts” by Susan Brind Morrow. It’s a new and brilliant, poetic and spirit-filled, translation. The Pyramid Texts are etched on the walls of a burial chamber of a long ago pharaoh, Unis (also known as Unas).

As Morrow interprets these verses, they are instructions for the soul of Unis and its journey upon death. Really, any soul. And the texts are explorations of the nature of soul, self, universe and Source.

Here’s what she says of a passage from the Antechamber, North Wall. She’s discussing hieroglyphs of falcons, twin falcons:

The twin is the Platonic concept of the template: you exist before you exist, and you exist after you exist, because there is a pattern that is the template for your existence, the geometric essence of your existence….(p.71)

So once again, in the 24th century BC, engraved in symbols on a stone wall, we find evidence of the deep knowledge of what we call the Blueprint. That’s exactly how we define the Blueprint of health for the human being that we work with in SourcePoint; it is the template for our existence. There is power in lineage, and the Blueprint has its lineage, it has been known in some form always by ancient cultures, its presence can be found in cultures and times throughout the world and its history.

Here’s more from these same texts. …’ma’a’ (is) the Egyptian word for ‘truth,’ which comes into Greek as ‘moira,’ ‘fate.’ The hieroglyphic word is spelled with a ruler, indicating that measurement is ultimate truth, the cosmic order, the invisible underlying pattern that manifests in geometry, in astronomy, in sound.

Morrow continues, The hieroglyphic word ‘herw’ [sound, vibration] is often paired with the word ma’a ‘truth’ as the noble goal of life: one strives at death to have accomplished ‘ma’a herw,’ not to speak the truth or have a true voice but to be true to the clean underlying pattern of what one is, the ma’a herw- the true vibration, the vibration of truth. (p.88)

This strikes me as another way of describing the Blueprint, the deepest truth of our being, of who we are. The Blueprint contains the essential information of Order, Balance, Harmony and Flow necessary for matter and life to manifest from the universal energy. The Blueprint is our fundamental truth, what we all have in common as human beings. We embody that Order, Balance, Harmony and Flow, that truth. We are the vibration of truth.

Here’s more on truth from “The Dawning Moon of the Mind.:”

Ma’at, the embodiment of truth, marked with a feather, is the continuous, measured uncontrollable movement through space that is the natural order of things. The truth is the innate order of the universe that underlies life on earth as a physical reality. It is visible at any time and contradicts the assumption that death is the ultimate reality. The ultimate reality is the underlying order and its pervasive beauty. Even disorder is ruled by, folds into and emerges from ultimate order.¬†(p.216)

Life and death are inextricably intertwined, their rhythm is that of the cosmic order, the natural order. In the material world, we live with polarities, everything contains the seed of its opposite. Thus from order, disorder can arise. From balance, imbalance, from harmony, disharmony, and from flow, rigidity. But the opposite is inevitably true, and so from disorder, order can return, and so on.  Cycles and spirals and turnings of wheels within wheels. What a marvelous universe is our home. What a marvelous awareness allows us to experience ourselves, our true nature, the fundamental beauty that everything is, that we are.

On this night of the full moon of February 10, 2017, I wish you the experience of the fullness of who you are, the beauty of your fundamental nature, the wisdom of your essential mind, and the love that dwells in the heart of everything.

 

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