This Week’s Quotation:
We need to be devoted to the genuine, and if we are devoted to the genuine, then we let ourselves come to rest in the central way, in the center of the extremes. And because we are devoted to that which is genuine, that which is divine, that which is truly beautiful, we begin to experience that, we begin to know that. That is the truth for us, and the truth endures to all generations. It can be constantly there. It is the only thing that does endure; all the extremes do not.~ Martin Cecil
The Central Way
We live in a world full of polarization. At least I do. How about you?
People for and against. Conservatives and progressives—and not only politically. It seems that in any sphere you want to look at, some people want to go back to the past, and others want to leap into their vision for the future. And then they fight over these false alternatives.
There can also be the extreme polarities of personal mood and experience. And thoughts and feelings can fight each other within the individual, each vying for supremacy.
In the essay from which I have taken the quotation above, Martin Cecil quotes Krishna from the Bhagavad Gita
In joy not overjoyed, in sorrow not dejected.
Attunement is an instantaneous experience of spiritual centering. It is a mental state of being open to the creative center in oneself and a surrender to what is emerging into awareness from that center. The human mind can’t participate in that spiritual centering if it is obsessed with extremes.
Those extremes can be one’s own feelings. Or the polarities of the world around. Either will take a person off their spiritual centering if they let it.
Here is what the Attunement practitioner knows. There is a central way. It is born out of their conscious spiritual centering. When that is in place, the emotional body joins that centering. It supports and empowers it. The person opens to the resonance of Attunement through themselves. They find the central way, which is a place of stillness amid extremes. And it is the creative path forward.
They find that spiritual centering now includes all of who they are as a human being; mind, emotions, body and spirit. All are now resonating with what emerges from their spiritual center.
This week, please join me in a deepening experience of the central way.
What is Attunement?
Attunement is a consciousness practice and an energy medicine practice that leads to personal spiritual regeneration.
In agreement with the the discipline of deliberate intention to acess the
Central Way. There is an inner movement that naturally folows the intention and brings clear focus and the experience of Presence. How simple , how profound ! Warrior work.
What a great consideration… in the midst of all that is happening in the world this is really up for many people, myself included. I have found that in staying “centered” those extremes simply do not penetrate my experience like they did many years ago. May the world be called to the Central Way.
What a privilege and a gift to be aware of the central way and to let it be my spiritual
practice. Being genuine and true to the truth of my being allows me that privilege and
I rejoice to allow it to be manifest with increasing clarity in the living of my life.
The Central Way is vital to maintaining attunement. And it is the only way to a joyful life. In each moment we can participate in and contribute to an atmosphere of steadiness and creation. In creation, we know the passion of all of life that is available and only withheld by our decision to remove ourselves from the Central Way. Seems like an easy choice and in my experience requires discipline and desire
Thank you Jane, you have articulated this so well, and from my own experience, I agree that living the Central Way, requires discipline and desire. The more it is practiced, the easier I find it is to maintain a ‘centredness’ that allows the larger creative outworking too manifest.
Life has been split up because of human differences, and for each part to protect themselves against “the others”, situations become more and more extreme. True connection can only be reached by reducing reaction, be still, and come to rest in the Central Way. The world needs those who know something about spiritual centering, and have the discipline and desire to practice it.