Now someone asked;
"What is it when someone tells you to put the "energy" into a rose a blow it up?"
This is an excellent question and one I pondered on for a bit. Now the idea in the institute and other places it was a "tool" for releasing energy from your space. Now if we are all in agreement that the "energy" we are discussing here is actually a pseuoscience and not a concept of faith, we can take this into another realm and look at it more objectively.
If you believe in "energy" that is one thing. To take it as a fact of reality is quite another. To believe that there is a life force to everything is an animisitic and aboriginal belief systems, nothing inherently wrong with this. It is a primitive means of trying to explain how things work in in a more "metaphysical" terminology. To say that you can feel the energy, manipulate it or that you are a master over it, is delusional and part of a supersititious belief system. Here we have crossed the line from rational thought and belief into the realm of delusion, magical thinking and altered states of conciousness.
The idea of putting a foreign energy into a rose and blowing up that rose, is designed to neutralize the energy so that it can go down your grounding cord. However, we were often blowing roses up as part of our meditation.
Let a thought come up, or an energy, let it go into a rose, blow up the rose and keep on blowing up roses. Now over a period of time, after blowing up roses, something begins to happen to your mind. It seemingly starts to go quiet. Or is it really going quiet? Or is it going numb? Like any repetitive action, you begin to "numb out" and go into an altered state of conciousness (ASC). Over time, you actually begin to dissociate. The numbness is like watching TV for hours on end mindlessly. You start to shut off. Then there is a momentary euphoria and then something big happens.
Thats right, your mind pops open!
At this stage of the game, from so much mindless repetitions of blowing roses and going into an ASC, you then push yourself over the edge into something else. This is actually the first stages of hypomania. After the euphoric rush, your mind and moods start to change and you start going "higher." In conjunction with the other tools of grounding and running energy, you start to push your moods out of wack with what is normal. You are now in the first stages of hypomania. Barely perceptible but still hypomania. In this state, you feel wonderful, euphoric, certain and "in touch." Nothing could be farther from the truth in regards to being in touch with reality. You are so far out of touch, that you are bordering on going over the edge. To an individual with a true mental health issues such as the Bipolar Disorder, these techniques would push them into having an eppisode. Its happened both at the institute and from what Mike Kawahara and Joy Butler have told me, it has clearly happened at SRF. I think that the "Santa Claus" character they speak about is quite likely Bipolar.
Now here are a few definitions for you
Hypomania (literally, below mania) is a mood state characterized by persistent and pervasive elevated or irritable mood, and thoughts and behaviors that are consistent with such a mood state. People experiencing hypomanic symptoms typically have a flight of ideas, a decreased need for sleep and/or rest, are extremely outgoing and daring, and have a great deal of energy. However, unlike full-blown mania, those with hypomanic systems are generally fully functioning. Specifically, it is distinguished from mania by the absence of psychotic symptoms and by its lower degree of impact on functioning. Hypomania is a feature of two mood disorders: bipolar II disorder and cyclothymia, but can also occur in schizoaffective disorder. Hypomania can also have a benefit in creativity and productive energy. Many have cited it as a gateway to their success, and an incredibly large number of people with creative talents have experienced hypomania or other symptoms of bipolar disorder. Classic symptoms of hypomania include mild euphoria, a flood of ideas, endless energy, and a desire and drive for success.
*pressured speech; rapid talking
*inflated self-esteem or grandiosity;
*decreased need for sleep;
*flight of ideas or the subjective experience that thoughts are racing;
*easy distractibility and attention-deficit (superficially similar to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder);
*increase in psychomotor agitation; and
*involvement in pleasurable activities that may have a high potential for negative *psycho-social or physical consequences (e.g., the person engages in unrestrained buying sprees, sexual indiscretions, or foolish business investments).
Euphoria is medically recognized as a mental/emotional state defined as a sense of great (usually exaggerated) elation and wellbeing. Technically, euphoria is an affect, but the term is often colloquially used to define emotion as an intense state of transcendent happiness combined with an overwhelming sense of wellbeing. The word derives from Greek εὐφορία, "power of enduring easily, fertility". Euphoria is generally considered to be exaggerated, resulting from an abnormal psychological state with or without the use of psychoactive drugs and not typically achieved during the normal course of human experience. However, some natural behaviors, such as activities resulting in orgasm or the triumph of an athlete, can induce brief states of euphoria. Euphoria has also been cited during certain religious or spiritual rituals and meditation.
I can tell everyone reading this blog, that I was quite familiar with both hypomania and euphoria on a regular basis as I used the tools. When I stoped doing the meditations, the stoped recurring. Also, I stoped having the ups and DOWNS associated with doing the meditations.
Yes, the downs. You see, when you are putting your brain is such an altered state of conciousness, and you are doing so many things to it, what goes up must come down. Often resulting in what was refered to as a "growth period." Yah, you see the "growth periods" we experienced from doing this bs were a direct result of playing with our minds in an altered state of conciousness. There are triggers in our mind, Bio/Neuro feedback triggers which can cause specific things. Triggers which are better left alone untill we have a more thorough and comprehensive understanding of the mind and its workings.
Ultimately, the blowing roses technique is a form of a mantra. A repetitive mantra. I have said it before, I will say it again. A mantra, when used repetitively, except for maybe a few times to start off a meditation, numbs things out. Shuts off the mind and begins the process of putting one into an ASC and pushing one more towards Euphoria and Hypomania.
Ultimately when you look at the process of blowing roses from a more objective perspective, you can see that you are going down an endless road towards insanity and perhaps a permenent dissociative state.
Yep, insanity and a dissociative state!
Ok I want an order of fries with my Dissociative Identity Disorder. NOT!!!
Sorry Susan and all the rest of you BPI/CDM/SRF/Midwest Psychic Institute, CDM -Washington and all you other pocketbook spiritualists and religions, your time is up! The rational sane mind is a hell of a lot stronger than your lines of tripe ever were! I made it back, so can others!