Balanced Working – Matrix of the Body Explored

Posted on April 5, 2011


“…the archetypes are, first and most profoundly, things in themselves and the pondering of them and their purest relationships with each other should be themost useful foundation for the study of the archetypical mind.” – Ra, Session 78

ARCANUM 8

BALANCED WORKING

MATRIX OF THE MIND

Matrix: an enclosure within which something originates or develops (from the Latin for womb)

Body: 1. material or complex of materials available for distortions of physical manifestation. 2. the entire structure of an organism; an individual object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects Balance: a state of equilibrium “…the body that is the vehicle for the soul’s sojourn on earth and the focus for the crystallization in form of the energies of the etheric, mental, and emotional bodies.”- WashingtonDCTeachingCenter.org

What is the Matrix of the Body? In one wordBalance

“The Matrix of the Body may be seen to be a reflection in opposites of the mind; that is, unrestricted motion.” -Ra, Session 79

“In the body the matrix may be seen as Balanced Working or Even Functioning. Note that here the matrix is always active with no means of being inactive. The potentiator of the body complex, then, may be called Wisdom for it is only through judgment that the unceasing activities and proclivities of the body complex may be experienced in useful modes.”-Ra, Session 78

Discipline of the body: finding balance between love and wisdom in the use of the body in its natural functions

“My body is the garden of my soul.” – Deepak Chopra

Like the Matrix of the Mind, it is my conclusion that the Matrix of the body is also a pristine or untarnished energy represented and that calling upon this energy would be helpful in restoring the natural balance required within your own body on the most basic energetic level. A friend and I would often debate philosophical ideas, one in particular was the existence or nonexistence of “perfect”. He argues “there is nothing in this world that is perfect, everything is flawed.” I reply, “if that is true, then exclusive imperfection is still perfect, by being perfectly imperfect, in other words the total absence of perfection must be balanced with a completely pure manifestation of perfection. Even if the only thing that is perfect is that no other thing is perfect.” To which he insists, “Nothing is perfect!”

What am I getting at here? On a grand scale, there is a system at play in the universe, a perfectly balanced system of life that behaves like a massive body; one in which we are all living limbs. Earthman is not at the top of the galactic hierarchy, and we are not at the bottom either. Currently, approximately 6 billion (or is it 7 already?) Earthman souls dwell upon the back of a sphere spinning about a 1000 miles/hr, barreling through space with her brother and sister spheres, all spinning around our sun and the whole solar system is orbiting around the center of the galaxy traveling at speeds of 828,000 km/hr. Even when you think you are completely still, you are still moving extremely fast, it just depends on your perspective. It’s almost like the creator has spun a galactic top and we are riding on the ripples of it’s force and it all happens without human supervision.

So too, energy spins within you, absorbing and radiating from energy centers in the body, called chakras. It is my theory that these symbols somehow correlate to what we understand to be the chakra system. But perhaps they simply called them the emotions. The feelings and all the ways they manifest in the body.

 Emotions are your bodies way of communicating, it could be communicating a message about the body or the spirit to the mind. Emotions are not necissarilly logical or rational, they can be unpredictable and wild, even surprising to those who experience them. If you pay attention to a conversation taking place between two people, for example, you can feel sensations in certain areas of the body often indicating an activation of a certain chakra in your body when you observe the changes in energy in anyone. Senses might also be included in this realm. Pain is a form of communication from the body to alert the consciousness of something important. Pain is an indicator; a form of instantaneous communication taking place between your body, soul and your mind. It is the gut feeling, mothers intuition, all of those wonderful things that we would consider to be the best parts of the female attributes on Earth. And all of the crazies too.

Think of women’s bodies. (Thankfully, I have one of those so this parts a cinch) We “cycle”. And I don’t mean bmx. I mean like the cycles of nature. I don’t have to remember to have menses every month, it just happens naturally. It is the nature of my body. Think of “Mother Nature” and her attributes. (On a side note: thefreedictionary.com defines “earth mother”, since ‘mother earth’ didn’t come up, as:

“A goddess or female spirit representing the earth as the giver of life; a fertility goddess.

The idea is that consciousness is a wholly independent entity as is the body. It has its own identity, like a living biological machine used by the spirit to drive through creation. To exist on planets and live lives to learn how to be fuller, more radiant souls. Perhaps that is why the main figure in this image is blindfolded, indicating that the body is not what sees, but the consciousness that sits within.

In other words, the Matrix of the Body coupled with Potentiator of the Body is part of our vehicles through creation.

Quick Review:

The Matrix of the Mind is the Consciousness: the Magician who is the Universal Mind given Form and Will.

More Ideas

We know that the high priestess is producing experiences that are offerings us a closer examination of our individual biases toward one of the two polarities, giving us opportunities to see with new eyes a fuller and richer perspective of the creator, which includes both polarities equally. The body communicates these biases through the expressive language of emotion. We feel sensations in the body that indicate when a bias is present. This is when we feel uncontrolled anger, sadness or hate,  pride, selflessness, etc… It think it is more often that we experience a negative bias first, because the more unconscious we are, the more self centered we seem to be. I think that is why the Matrix of the Spirit is ‘Primeval Darkness’ and not, like ‘cuddly kitten’. The further along we are on the journey, the more we are balancing those negative experiences with positive sides of the coin since we have been able to overcome the more dense, negative thoughts and experiences and are successfully reaching instead for those lighter, more positive thoughts and experiences. Some need to experience the same thing for a very very long time indeed before they become aware that there is an alternative.  The body is designed to assist you in discovering your biases through examination of emotional response to thoughts and action. This is a constant process and one that is done within the body, not to mention the definition of subjective experience. The actions of the body are following the balance or imbalance of the energies in the mind which reflect in the material world in the body. The body is only a reflection of the mind manifested. Energy in its many forms, dictated by the mind-soul.

In other words, the mind doesn’t have to do anything consciously, the body is manifest automatically. That isn’t to say that separation doesn’t occur, because it does. Habitual disconnection from the body, usually through over-excessive use of the mind happens almost too frequently in modern times. Part of being balanced is seeing both sides of the equation, mastering balance is perceiving both simultaneously.

Body Language. A personal story.

I have a theory about my body and its ability to communicate to me in many subtle ways, that are as loud as any word… and sometimes burp. What I suspect is really happening is that the higher mind is using the body to communicate to the self. It does this in many ways to one who is attentive. There are energies present within the body and it sometimes takes time to develop a sensitivity to these energies and what they mean. I am very much still learning, though I feel uniquely acquainted with the subtle energies of the physical body to some extent. I have a body for example, so that helps. So when I tell you that I experience this communication in a myriad of ways I am assuming, because you too likely have a body, that you can relate to this idea I am about to share with you. When the mind has been stilled and the seeker has a certain level of mastery of his mind, there is space between the emotions rising up within the body and the observation of those emotions. There comes an experience of awareness and perhaps appreciation of the emotions but not being swept into them. Emotions are energy that is being communicated to you and it is being done on a non verbal level. Only you can translate what your body is trying to tell you. I have a few ideas as to how my body speaks to me without words and have constructed this little chart to roughly translate:

How does the body speak? It feels like an itch or the need to involuntarily rub a part of the body, usually the head, face, arms and legs, though all parts of the body can be utilized.

Where is the itch? The part of the body where you feel the need to scratch or touch a part of the body is symbolic of the message the body is trying to communicate.

What is it saying? In two words: the Truth. The body has no choice but to speak its own Truth as it is governed by the higher-mind or the High Priestess.   If you are paying attention to your body then you will be relaxed and have an ever present awareness of your own energy and it’s relationship to the physical world at all times as you think thoughts through out the day. If while, writing or thinking or speaking you have a tingle that feels like an itch or an involuntary need to touch or scratch the body (it can even be a very light touch), your body maybe trying to communicate a message to you about that thought. Or something you are perceiving.

What hand scratched the itch? It may sound crazy, but we know that the left hand is symbolic of the SELF-mind (the part of me that is on Earth and in my case, is called Brandy, the identity I am in my current form), while the right hand is symbolic of the All-SELF mind or Higher-Self (I think of it as my connection to my Higher-Self, so to be consistent I will use the term Higher-Self). So for example, if my right hand crossed the body to drag a line under the left eye, then I would think that the higher mind recognizes the Self seeing a Truth in that thought or expression of form. Scratching the left side of the body on the back might be expressing appreciation to the Self from the Higher-Self. The left hand crossing the body to drag a line under the left eye then would be the Self recognizing or seeing the perspective or truth of the higher mind. The right hand under the right eye, the higher mind expressing the truth for itself and the left hand under the left eye, the self seeing it’s own truth for itself. Instead perhaps the right hand scratched the right side of the head, expressing that the thought is what the Higher Mind thinks. If the scratch was in the front of the head, then perhaps this is at the front of the mind, the back of the head- deep within the mind and again what side it was on, left or right to indicate the polarity of the thought. These can be helpful subtle cues as to what level of thinking you are on. Touching, tugging or scratching are involuntary reactions to thinking and is a subtle form of communication between the unconscious and the conscious mind. It is but another way to pay attention to the fullest perspective of all the information available to you about your self and your world.

And it could be simpler than that. But when we need to think or come up with an idea in panic, we sometimes place our hands over our foreheads. Or when we have a belly ache, we place our hands over the stomach. These are simple acts of touch, body language, energetic communication and probably more things I can’t list.

You will have to figure out what your body is trying to say to you, but I have put down my ideas toward understanding as it relates to my personal experience with my bodies relationship to my thoughts and perceptions:

My twitches and itches might be saying to me:

  • Ear: hearing truth
  • Eyes: seeing truth
    • Under eyes: underscoring what is being seen
    • Outside corner: seeing from an outside viewpoint
    • Inside corner: seeing from inside
    • The whole eye hand swipe: not wanting to see with that eye
  • Brow: High-level of knowing; wisdom; knowing that is kept before or in front of the mind.
  • Nose:
    • tip of the nose: knowing but keep going on the right track
    • Inside the nose: knowing that penetrates deeply
    • Thumb and finger pinching: this is a confirmation of sorts either for left, right or both nostrils.
  • Mouth: speaking truth
    • corners of mouth: half truths spoken; talking out of the side of the mouth
    • biting the lip: holding thoughts in; indicative of perhaps painful or meaty thoughts.
    • tapping the lips: bringing about thoughts to speak
    • wiping your mouth: not wanting to speak your thoughts
  • Cheek: joking or humor, can also mean shallow or hollow information
  • Chin: understanding
  • Under the chin: gratitude or appreciation of a good job
  • Head: relating to the thinking as opposed to knowing for certain.
    • top: thinking off the top of your head; sudden inspiration or truth
    • back: back of the mind; underlying truth.
    • sides: thinking that may be polarized
    • resting your head: taking a break from thought 🙂
  • Neck: reaching toward
  • Arms: reaching toward
  • Legs: moving toward
  • Hands: working toward
  • Scratching that back of the hands: reminding to do something.
  • Back: appreciation, gratitude or recognition of something achieved
  • Feet: the path ahead
So as you begin to pay attention to all the little times you make subtle gestures and the thinking or perceiving going on at the moment, you will begin to tune into the message.

Seven vibratory energy complexes or energy centers (a.k.a. Chakras)

  • Red-ray: Malkuth, or Earth. An understanding and acceptance of this energy is fundamental. Red ray is the foundation. This ray may be understood to be the basic strengthening ray for each density. It shall never be condescended to as less important or productive of spiritual evolution, for it is the foundation ray. The red energy center often is in the shape of the spoked wheel
  • Orange-ray: emotional or personal complex. This blockage will often demonstrate itself as personal eccentricities or distortions with regard to self-conscious understanding or acceptance of self. The movement towards yellow ray. The orange energy center in the flower shape containing three petals.
  • Yellow-ray: or solar plexus center resembles most closely that which you have called ego. Blockages in this center will often manifest as distortions toward power manipulation and other social behaviors concerning those close and those associated with the mind/body/spirit complex. Yellow ray is the ray of self-awareness and interaction. This is the great steppingstone ray. It is the second foundation ray. At this ray the mind/body potentiates to its fullest balance. The yellow center again in a rounded shape, many faceted, as a star.
  • Green-ray: the center of heart is the center from which third-density beings may springboard, shall we say, to infinite intelligence. Blockages in this area may manifest as difficulties in expressing what you may call universal love or compassion. Green ray is the movement through various experiences of energy exchanges having to do with compassion and all-forgiving love to the primary blue ray. The green-ray entity is ineffectual in the face of blockage from other-selves. This is the resource for spiritual work. When green ray has been activated we find the third primary ray being able to begin potentiation. This is the first true spiritual ray in that all transfers are of an integrated mind/body/spirit nature. The green energy center sometimes called the lotus-shape, the number of points of crystalline structure dependent upon the strength of this center.
  • Blue-ray center of energy streaming is the center which, for the first time, is outgoing as well as inpouring. Those blocked in this area may have difficulty in grasping the spirit/mind complexes of its own entity and further difficulty in expressing such understandings of self. Entities blocked in this area may have difficulties in accepting communication from other mind/body/spirit complexes. Blue ray is the first ray of radiation of self regardless of any actions from another. The blue ray entity is a co-Creator. The blue ray seats the learnings/teachings of the spirit in each density within the mind/body complex animating the whole, communicating to others this entirety of being-ness. The blue energy center capable of having perhaps one hundred facets and capable of great flashing brilliance
  • Indigo-ray is the pineal center. Those blocked in this center may experience a lessening of the influx of intelligent energy due to manifestations which appear as unworthiness. The indigo-ray balancing is quite central to the type of work which revolves about the spirit complex, which has its influx then into the transformation or transmutation of third density to fourth density, it being the energy center receiving the least distorted outpourings of love/light from intelligent energy and also the potential for the key to the gateway of intelligent infinity. The indigo ray, though precious, is that ray worked upon only by the adept, as you would call it. It is the gateway to intelligent infinity bringing intelligent energy through. This is the energy center worked upon in those teachings considered inner, hidden, and occult, for this ray is that which is infinite in its possibilities. As you are aware, those who heal, teach, and work for the Creator in any way which may be seen to be both radiant and balanced are those activities which are indigo ray. The indigo center a more quiet center which has the basic triangular or three-petalled shape in many, although some adepts who have balanced the lower energies may create more faceted forms.
  • Violet-ray: simply the total expression of the entity’s vibratory complex of mind, body, and spirit. It is as it will be, “balanced” or “imbalanced” has no meaning at this energy level, for it gives and takes in its own balance. Whatever the distortion may be, it cannot be manipulated as can the others and, therefore, has no particular importance in viewing the balancing of an entity. The violet ray is constant and does not figure into a discussion of the functions of ray activation in that it is the mark, the register, the identity, the true vibration of an entity. The violet energy center is the least variable and is sometimes described in your philosophy as thousand-petalled as it is the sum of the mind/body/spirit complex distortion totality.

*red ray and violet ray may be seen as fixed; thus the inner rays are those which are varying and are to be observed as those indications of seniority in the attempts to form an harvest. ** The strong red/orange/yellow triad springboards the entity into the center ray of green.

The human body is a living vortex, drawing energy into itself and radiating energy outward from itself. The body itself can be seen as a spectrum:

Seven Bodies

The red-ray body is your chemical body. However, it is not the body which you have as clothing in the physical. It is the unconstructed material of the body, the elemental body without form. This basic unformed material body is important to understand for there are healings which may be carried out by the simple understanding of the elements present in the physical vehicle. The orange-ray body is the physical body complex. This body complex is still not the body you inhabit but rather the body formed without self-awareness, the body in the womb before the spirit/mind complex enters. This body may live without the inhabitation of the mind and spirit complexes. However, it seldom does so. The yellow-ray body is your physical vehicle which you know of at this time and in which you experience catalyst. This body has the mind/body/spirit characteristics and is equal to the physical illusion, as you have called it. The green-ray body is that body which may be seen in séance when what you call ectoplasm is furnished. This is a lighter body packed more densely with life. You may call this the astral body following some other teachings. Others have called this same body the etheric body. However, this is not correct in the sense that the etheric body is that body of gateway wherein intelligent energy is able to mold the mind/body/spirit complex. The light body or blue-ray body may be called the devachanic body. There are many other names for this body especially in your so-called Indian Sutras or writings, for there are those among these peoples which have explored these regions and understand the various types of devachanic bodies. There are many, many types of bodies in each density, much like your own. The indigo-ray body which we choose to call the etheric body is, as we have said, the gateway body. In this body form is substance and you may only see this body as that of light as it may mold itself as it desires. The violet-ray body may perhaps be understood as what you might call the Buddha body or that body which is complete. *Each of these bodies has an effect upon your mind/body/spirit complex in your life being-ness. The interrelationships, as we have said, are many and complex More about the Body:

“The second area of learn/teaching is the study/understanding of the body complexes. It is necessary to know your body well. This is a matter of using the mind to examine how the feelings, the biases, what you would call the emotions, affect various portions of the body complex. It shall be necessary to both understand the bodily polarities and to accept them, repeating in a chemical/physical manifestation the work you have done upon the mind bethinking the consciousness.

The body is a creature of the mind’s creation. It has its biases. The biological bias must be first completely understood and then the opposite bias allowed to find full expression in understanding. Again, the process of acceptance of the body as a balanced, as well as polarized, individual may then be accomplished. It is then the task to extend this understanding to the bodies of the other-selves whom you will meet.The simplest example of this is the understanding that each biological male is female; each biological female is male.

This is a simple example. However, in almost every case wherein you are attempting the understanding of the body of self or other-self, you will again find that the most subtle discernment is necessary in order to fully grasp the polarity complexes involved.”- Ra Session 5

“Imagine the body. Imagine the more dense aspects of the body. Proceed therefrom to the very finest knowledge of energy pathways which revolve and cause the body to be energized. Understand that all natural functions of the body have all aspects from dense to fine, and can be transmuted to what you may call sacramental. This is a brief investigation of the second area.”- Ra Question 4

How does an individual go about balancing himself? What is the first step?

The steps are only one; that is, an understanding of the energy centers which make up the mind/body/spirit complex. This understanding may be briefly summarized as follows. The first balancing is of the Malkuth, or Earth, vibratory energy complex, called the red-ray complex. An understanding and acceptance of this energy is fundamental. The next energy complex, which may be blocked is the emotional, or personal complex, also known as the orange-ray complex. This blockage will often demonstrate itself as personal eccentricities or distortions with regard to self-conscious understanding or acceptance of self. The third blockage resembles most closely that which you have called ego. It is the yellow-ray or solar plexus center. Blockages in this center will often manifest as distortions toward power manipulation and other social behaviors concerning those close and those associated with the mind/body/spirit complex. Those with blockages in these first three energy centers, or nexi, will have continuing difficulties in ability to further their seeking of the Law of One. The center of heart, or green-ray, is the center from which third-density beings may springboard, shall we say, to infinite intelligence. Blockages in this area may manifest as difficulties in expressing what you may call universal love or compassion. The blue-ray center of energy streaming is the center which, for the first time, is outgoing as well as inpouring. Those blocked in this area may have difficulty in grasping the spirit/mind complexes of its own entity and further difficulty in expressing such understandings of self. Entities blocked in this area may have difficulties in accepting communication from other mind/body/spirit complexes. The next center is the pineal or indigo-ray center. Those blocked in this center may experience a lessening of the influx of intelligent energy due to manifestations which appear as unworthiness. This is that of which you spoke. As you can see, this is but one of many distortions due to the several points of energy influx into the mind/body/spirit complex. The indigo-ray balancing is quite central to the type of work which revolves about the spirit complex, which has its influx then into the transformation or transmutation of third density to fourth density, it being the energy center receiving the least distorted outpourings of love/light from intelligent energy and also the potential for the key to the gateway of intelligent infinity. The remaining center of energy influx is simply the total expression of the entity’s vibratory complex of mind, body, and spirit. It is as it will be, “balanced” or “imbalanced” has no meaning at this energy level, for it gives and takes in its own balance. Whatever the distortion may be, it cannot be manipulated as can the others and, therefore, has no particular importance in viewing the balancing of an entity.”- Ra, Session 15

“In the fully potentiated entity the rays mount one upon the other with equal vibratory brilliance and scintillating sheen until the surrounding color is white. This is what you may call potentiated balance in third-density.”- Ra, Session 38

Final Thought

“Imagine the body. Imagine the more dense aspects of the body. Proceed therefrom to the very finest knowledge of energy pathways which revolve and cause the body to be energized. Understand that all natural functions of the body have all aspects from dense to fine, and can be transmuted to what you may call sacramental. This is a brief investigation of the second area.”- Ra, Session 4

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