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Lesson 169 -
Is This Ecstatic Conductivity? (Audio)
AYP Plus Additions:
169.1 - Symptoms of Ecstatic
Date: Mon Apr 19, 2004 3:22pm
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Q: I started Yoni Mudra Kumbhaka two weeks ago and since then I have been
feeling a strange new connection between my head and my perineum. I do
Sambhavi and I feel it down there. I put my tongue on the roof of my mouth
and I feel it down there. It's pretty nice and sexual, but also pretty
strange. Is this the Ecstatic Conductivity you often mention? It seems to be
so. Why is it happening, and where is it leading? Where did the term
Ecstatic Conductivity come from? I have never seen it in a yoga book.
A: What a beautiful experience. Yes, it is the beginning of ecstatic
conductivity, and once it has begun, it will be with you to stay. A level of
purification has been reached in your nervous system where your previously
learned practices, combined with the addition of yoni mudra kumbhaka, have
given rise to that telltale inner sensuality between the brain and the root.
It is an awakening of your spinal nerve, which has led to conscious
sensations between the upper and lower extremities of it. This is an
excellent way to begin a gentle and loving kundalini awakening, with balance
of ecstatic energies between head and root right from the start. It means
you have good inner silence available to blend in a progressive and healthy
way with the rise of ecstatic energies in your nervous system.
How you conduct your practices from now on will determine the rate at which
the awakening will continue. If you were to stop practices today, it would
likely stay at about the current level of connectedness, or "ecstatic
conductivity." As you continue with practices, which I'm sure you will, the
ecstatic conductivity will increase over time. It should be a comfortable
and smooth unfoldment as you continue to be attentive to self-pacing in
practices according to your experiences. We can thank the purifying and
stabilizing influences of deep meditation and spinal breathing for our
continuing growth and stability.
I confess that the term "ecstatic conductivity" is something I came up with
many years ago to describe my own experiences with it, which were similar to
the experiences you are beginning now. It is the awakening of kundalini, and
we also use kundalini terminology to describe it. Every tradition has its
own language for the experience. In these modern times, where we are able to
understand such changes as an awakening of the latent capabilities in our
nervous system, we can describe it as the rise of increased conductivity in
the electrical circuits (nerves) in our body. That is what it is. And it is
pleasurable, as you point out. The pleasure keeps increasing as the
conductivity increases, eventually beyond all human comprehension, I might
add. So it can be called "ecstatic" conductivity, which it certainly is.
Why is it happening to you now, and where is it leading? Well, it is your
time, you know. You are doing powerful practices every day, and the time has
come for your nervous system to open. It is like a second puberty that is
happening in so many of us as we begin our journey into the internal divine
lovemaking that leads to the unity enlightenment stage. When kundalini
begins to awaken, the inner union, the marriage of our divine polarities, is
in the offing. It could take only a few years, or many years, for the
process to complete itself, depending on the remaining obstructions in our
nervous system, and the degree of dedication we have in our daily practices.
And where will it lead? Union is freedom in unending ecstatic bliss and
divine love, of course. It is our destiny - it is the birthright of each and
every one of us. We have explored this in discussions in the lessons on the
milestones and stages we experience on the journey to enlightenment.
The fruition of the journey is also discussed recently in the Advanced Yoga Practices Tantra
Lessons, from a slightly different perspective -
the point of view of "Sri Vidya" and its "Sri Yantra" sacred diagram. You
may wish to review that lesson (#T25).
I wish you all success as you continue on your journey to ecstatic
bliss and unending divine love.
The guru is in you.
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