Nadis + Ida & Pingala = Directed Consciousness… and the Weirdest Game Ever!

 

This is one of those posts where we are going to put a number of different jigsaw pieces on the table… arrange them a little, so they slot together easily… and suddenly a beautiful and different image emerges… from what appeared to be, just a moment before, disconnected pieces… and a clear image which allows us to see the world in a different way is revealed.

First… let’s start with an Ancient Indian teaching story.

Back after the God created the Universe… after God created man and woman… he suddenly found himself to be quite frustrated

Because mankind wouldn’t stop bothering God… mankind wouldn’t leave God alone… mankind wouldn’t stop asking God for stuff.

So God started to hide, just to give himself / herself some peace from mankind’s constant requests… but wherever God hid, mankind would always find him / her, because mankind is a ceaseless wanderer.

God hid on top of the highest mountain… mankind eventually found him.

God hid at the bottom of the ocean… mankind eventually found him.

God hid on the Moon… mankind eventually found him.

God hid out among the stars… mankind eventually found him.

Then one day, God suddenly had a most brilliant idea… hide in the one place that mankind never goes… would never look…

And so he hide in the center of man’s heart… in the center of his consciousness… because apart from a few rare exceptions, like Buddha or Jesus, mankind never looks deep within… because we’re all so externally focused.

… And in the millennia since God hid within the heart of each man, he’s been left alone and found peace.

Second piece of the jigsaw… let’s discuss Nadis.

So what is a Nadi?

Well, a Nadi is a part of the Chakra system… in fact, as you shall see, it would be more appropriate to say that Chakras are part of the Nadi system.

But sticking with the traditional approach for the moment… the Chakra system is composed of 3 elements… energy, or Prana… lines along which the energy travels, or Nadis… and the centers which the energy empowers, or Chakras.

So a good way to think about the Chakra system is… the electric wiring in a house.

The Nadis are the copper wiring… the Prana is the electric current… and the Chakras are lightbulbs, which are connected up by the copper wire, and empowered to produce light by the flowing electricity.

In fact, to the Ancient Indian Seersan energy vortex, or Chakra, is created whenever 3 or more Nadis crossover each other… just like a magnetic vortex is created whenever 3 or more copper wires crossover each other with flowing electricity.

Now in the Ancient Indian texts there are said to be a minimum of 72,000 Nadis in the human energy field (although I have read some accounts that suggest it is 3 million)… but whoever is right… there is a lot

And even with just 72,000 Nadis, all located within the small space of the average human aura… there’s bound to be lots of areas where 3 or more crossover

So if a Chakra is created whenever 3 Nadis cross, and there is a minimum of 72k Nadis… then… there are a lot of Chakras… mini Chakras and the main Chakras along the spine, which hundreds, maybe thousands of Nadis cross…

So like I said… in a strange way… ours is a Nadi system… because Nadis create Chakras

But then why don’t we ever work with the Nadis?

Why don’t Nadis get mentioned more often in New Age books on the Chakra system?

They are usually just a footnote at best.

Because, it’s harder to work with Nadis then it is with Chakras.

It is said that the vibration needed to activate a Nadi cannot be made with the human voice… whereas the vibrations to activate a Chakra can be chanted or sung…

So for our Ancient Ancestors, who lacked the equipment to vocalize the sounds needed to activate the Nadis, working with Chakras was much easier… which is why they got a good write-up / press.

Note: Although, as we shall see, there are ways, it’s not impossible… and the Audio Essence we shall be exploring tomorrow contains one of those ways… because they can be activated and explored using the correct subtle vibrations… which in the 21st Century is now possible.

Also, for the record… the other problem with Nadis is… a very confusing and inconsistent naming convention.

In the modern world, a group of experts / scientists, sometimes from different parts of the world, will get together, and agree a naming / classification system that can be used by all to avoid confusion…

… But the Ancient Indian Seers never did that kind of thing… partly because of the problems with travelling / communication thousands of years ago… partly because of competing traditions and sects…

However, the problem is now that, if you study the ancient scriptures which have survived… sometimes you come across the same name, used by different traditions, but for different Nadis.

And so things can get a little confusing…

But putting that problem to one side for the moment… the next question we most explore…

Third piece… So what is the difference between a Nadi and a Chakra?

If we start with the premise that our energy system, the Chakra / Nadi system, is a vehicle through which our Soul / consciousness can express itself… explore the earth plane…

And if we also embrace the premise that our consciousness is like light…

… then it is safe to assume that the light will need to be directed, shaped, focused in some way… in order for us to function effectively as separate / individual creatures.

So if our consciousness needs to be given shape / focus in order to function on the earth plane…

Then… from my own experience… that’s what the Nadis / Chakras are all about… they help to give shape to that which normally has no shape…

A Chakra is Radiant Consciousness.

A Nadi is Directed Consciousness.

With a Chakra, the light is expressed like a lightbulb, it radiates out in in all directions, it is multi-dimensional…

But with a Nadi, the light is focused and directed along a certain direction, it is focused like a torch…

And the ability to shape and focus our consciousness in different ways gives us a number of distinct advantages…

… It’s what allows us to navigate this world of ours… both internal and external…

We’re like a fish in the ocean… we can propel ourselves forwards, we have direction and motion… while at the same time, we have an awareness of the ocean all around us… above and below… to the left and right… in front and behind…

Now, in both ancient and modern texts… two Nadis in particular are seen as being super-important… the Ida Nadi… and the Pingala Nadi

Fourth piece… So what is the difference between the Ida & Pingala Nadis?

Now, as said, in the ancient texts, two Nadis are said to be preeminent…

The Ida Nadi… and the Pingala Nadi

The Ida Nadi is defined as lunar /  female consciousness… and the Pingala Nadi is defined as solar / male consciousness

But from my own experience, I would describe it slightly differently… in that for me, these 2 Nadis act like gears on a car… forward and reverse gears…

When the Pingala Nadi is activeconsciousness is directed outwardsconsciousness flows out through the senses… the torch is pointed out towards the world to illuminate it…

But when the Ida Nadi is activeconsciousness is directed inwards… consciousness flows in and down towards the Heart Chakra… the torch is pointed inwards to illuminate our inner world…

Note: And when both are active, consciousness is said to be balanced between the two worlds, inner and outer.

So when we want to be conscious of a physical object / relationship out there… then we need Pingala consciousness mode

But when we want to explore our inner world of thoughts, emotions, imagination… then we need Ida consciousness mode

Fifth jigsaw piece… Probably… the Weirdest Game Ever!

There is another Ancient Indian belief… similar to the story at the start of this post…

The belief is that each night, when our consciousness turns within… we enter into Samadhi… we touch the face of God… but because this happens only in deepest sleep… we wake up each morning, totally unaware of what just happened…

It’s as if God is hiding in plain sight… but within… and 99% of humanity only goes within when they are asleep… and so miss the greatest experience possible… because they are totally unconscious.

Now, isn’t that weird?

But here’s the other weird thing… really, really weird.

The mythologist Joseph Campbell used to say that mankind isn’t looking for a meaning to life… but a feeling that will give life meaning

Which is true… yes, we run around trying to earn money to buy nice stuff… or go out on dates to find a fantastic relationship… to fall in love… (… etc… etc… the dream we all dream of as Prince used to sing).

But basically we are looking for the right external forms which will give us the feelings which will give our life richness, purpose and meaning…

But what if… these feelings were hidden within all along… what if the feelings we seek arise from within our own Hearts… so we have been looking in the wrong place all along…

So to really, really connect… we shouldn’t journey out there… but within.

In his book Living With The Himalayan Masters, Swami Rama tells the story of meeting an enlightened master who never once opened his eyes… because, as he said, why bother… everything that I wish to see is inside me… everything out there is a reflection of the inner… I closed my eyes and went to the Source of everything and found complete fulfillment.

… Now, that’s not to say that we should all close our eyes and escape the physical / external world… I think there is great deal to be gained spiritually with interacting with the physical out-there world… to allow the inner richness to be expressed through us to the external world… 

But the love we seek… comes from within… that’s where God has been hiding all along

So to find God… to find the source of love… whatever our individual feeling quest is seeking… it’s best to ride the Ida Nadi wave… because that’s where we will find it…

And to easily express that love in the outer world… it’s best to ride the Pingala Nadi wave… so we can express and share that which we have found with ourselves.

Because as the Gnostic Gospel of St Thomas states:

If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.

For a long time, didn’t understand what that meant… but now… think I have found a rich and real clue to its real meaning…

Really, it’s all about going within… finding those feelings which give life true fulfillment… and then expressing them…

Honest… it’s so much easier then you may think… and we’re going to post a whole lot more on this tomorrow.

(c) Brian Parsons, December 2016

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