People can be induced into a tightly contained solipsistic delusion rather easily. Basically they believe their memories are real. There is a difference between creating your reality and creating your “think-ality”.
I find panic comes when I can’t decide which one to follow within me, heart or gut. That’s the problem for everyone. This is why the third chakra is so often out of balance, and really this happens because people see the conflict. So they create the conflict in their thought, model it very clearly, and then motivated by the feeling of fear they enact the thought which leaves them paralyzed. It’s why at the third chakra you are at your choice center. Ever notice you either speed up your breathing or slow it down every time you have committed a choice?
Hmmm. Hmmm is slowing down the breath.
A big sigh of relief, cleansing breaths. And a sigh of relief is speeding it up. Balance between the gut and heart comes with evening out the breath.
Does speeding up or slowing down take us to either the sacral or heart chakra? Yes. Speeding the breath takes you to the gut, and happens when the enteric nerve plexus is processing information about your body and the aspects of your environment related to physical and metaphysical change. Slowing the breath takes you to the heart chakra.
More of your thinking is in your breathing than might seem obvious. The breath is a physical metaphor for what has been called the serenity prayer.
For us in Hawaii it = life. It is life. Life in motion. Beneath the level of being able to breath air, you still have life. But it isn’t as capable of choice, nor capable of adaptive diversity, not on the level of breathing creatures.
ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono … Perpetuated is the breath/life of the land/earth, even in the righteous path/way. Well, that’s the big mystery of the third chakra. You breath, but it isn’t your breath. Not something you can claim creation of. No sky, no breath. No sea, no breath.
No earth, no breath. Also literally true. The mass of the planet is what keeps our atmosphere here. That big rocky core. Choice is actually the same. We struggle with choice. We think we have to make choices, and we make every choice a crisis forgetting that even if you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.
I think this is what the Buddhists mean when they say we have freedom when we have only one choice. We’re in balance then? Yes, exactly. No choice happens in a closed system, and you don’t breath in a closed system. No one thing lets you breath, not even you. If you choose not to breath, you will eventually faint and start breathing again, because breath is the order of life and our world. Really, the whole universe. It’s not your breath. It’s Gods breath. Does this deny free will? Does it mean we can’t actually make choices?
The third chakra is the seat of the will. If you remember the belly button as the center of your will, you will have the whole idea very clearly. You can’t choose not to choose. Nature has no empty spaces, but you can set the pace, set the rhythm. Even sound your voice. Sing, but you sing from your diaphragm. If you sing with any strength, you sing from the third chakra.
The diaphragm has been taught to me as the seat of will, the solar plexus. It is, but it’s not powerful by itself. If it were by itself, it would just be dead.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.