Having this new blog puts me in a space of feeling like… “Wowsy! I really want to sit down and do some writing! Upon opening up the blog editor though, I find myself sitting here not sure what to write about. It’s like i’m missing half of the equation… the top half, to be specific.
And just like that, I know what i’m writing about.
See, when you look at the geometry of the human body, you can see that we operate from 3 places. (Of course, depending on the perspective you could see all sorts of ways we operate… but we’re going to stick with 3 for right now).
The Top. The Bottom. and the Middle. Also popularly known as Mind, Body, and Spirit.
Here’s a picture to help it make more sense. I just grabbed this off of Google Images really fast, the image is depicting the traditional Buddhist understanding of the Chakras. (They call them Dantians).
The Upper Dantian is the Mind, and encompasses the top 3 chakras. The Middle Dantian encompasses the Middle 3 Chakras, and the Lower Dantian encompasses the bottom 3 Chakras. And then they all overlap with each other, like a Vesica Pisces.
The reason i’m bringing this up is important to understand this “Mind/Body” back and forth we all have. There is a solid base of information here, so before we get caught up in all the woo-
Consider the Top Dantian where all of the thoughts, ideas, predictions, stuff like that both come in and go out. It’s your head, the world of your thoughts, makes sense, right?
Now your lower Body on the other hand, is where Action takes place. It’s your engine, where your power comes from. Where your drive to do and create come from. When you eat or drink anything, your lower body processes that fuel and turns it into energy, and provides your body with the power it needs to get tasks done.
Both of them have their states of emotions for various reasons. When guys get excited sexually, you might have heard the phrase they “think with their penis”, all of the blood goes down there and there’s none left in the brain to think logically anymore! 😛
And when you get really excited mentally you think of all sorts of ideas or projects or things you’d like to do… and sometimes, you don’t know how to get them started, or how to put them into action.
Now, of course there is always a constant flow and interaction between your “lower” dantians and your “upper” dantians, everything is connected, it’s not ONE or the OTHER. I’m simply using this as an example to demonstrate how energy flows in the body, I hope it’s making some sense. (Please, ask questions in the comments if its not).
Finally, we come to the middle. The Middle Dantian (which obviously connects with the Heart) is the balance between the two. It is what happens when You take the information from the top, and the information from the bottom, and puts them together. It is in Your heart that you put them together, and from that comes a space of awareness of what you really want.
For me, as I started writing this blog, I had this physical drive to write a blog. I very much wanted to write something, because I was excited to have a blog and a space to write… And as I started writing, that sparked an awareness in my head about the idea of Top, Bottom, Middle, to which I responded “Ahah! Now I know what to write about!”.
From there, it’s just a matter of maintaining the energy as much in the middle as possible, flowing it up and down from thoughts to words, back and forth until the process is complete.
See, if I was to go awry, i could get caught up in my head and write for hours and hours and hours until i completely burnt myself out, and never quite get to the point of the article. My energy would be bloated, completely stuffed up on One side or the Other, and never really finding that balance in the Middle.
That’s why the Heart is so important, it is You, taking the ingredients you have and putting them together in a way that creates something great, rather than something that is more of a chore to read, than an exciting thing to do.
You might recognize it as an Infinity… and it most certainly
And now that i’m done… How did I do?