March 01, 2019
Changing Paradigms Instead of Chasing Monkeys
When we open up to the world of “spirituality,” we open to the unknowns of an invisible energetic world. What we find there is largely based on the beliefs we drag in. Humans tend to project what they are familiar with onto blank screens. If we were raised believing that Good and Evil are forever locked in a fight over our world, we will surely find these embodied in the invisibility of the energetic realm. But what if the spiritual realm is really just conscious energy, with no real moral overlay at all, just intelligence forever unfolding itself in a myriad of ways?
If you study physics you learn that the universe is an intelligent matrix of intelligence, completely interconnected and entangled. There are no good and bad particles, no evil forces nor good ones, just exchanges between things. Understanding their different natures allows one to predict their interactions. An electron, for example, has a negative charge, while a proton has a positive charge. This does not mean that electrons act from evil, running amuck, destroying things, while protons are good and patiently put them back together. Both are equally corrosive without the balance of the other to negate its charge, but neither have an intrinsic morality.
Interestingly, just as there is no good energy nor bad energy in physics, the same is true from the perspective of the Andean mystics. They speak of the conscious energy kawsay as the basis for all of creation. Everything is made of it. In its natural state it vibrates at a very high frequency. When it hits the conflicts of the human psyche, however, it slows down. The human mind is fraught with contradictions created by our efforts to “be someone.” In the Andean cosmovision morals are important as a code for proper behavior, but there is no moral overlay on the energetic domain. Good and evil exist only within human hearts, and minds, not as independent principles.
Sami slows down when it hits internal conflict, becoming denser. This slower energy is called hucha. It isn’t dark, negative, or evil, nor is it transmittable. It is just slow, dense, and a symptom of inner conflict. It has no independent directive. It isn’t powerful in any way, except, that as it collects on our energy fields, and in our bodies, its sluggish nature eventually makes us sick. All the energy medicine practices of the Andes revolve around either removing this hucha or speeding it back up again. Their personal practices of authenticity and integrity are therefore their preventative medicines. They realize they are personally responsible for their own well being. When we are consistent with ourselves, outwardly expressing who we are inside, we create no shadow, and therefore no hucha. The less hucha we create the more in coherence we are with the creative force, and the more powerful we are in our ability to co-create with it.
Alternatively, many people in our culture believe the more spiritually powerful we become, the more external darkness we attract. This imposes a victim mentality that undermines our personal power, creating hucha. We learn to seek protections and prepare ourselves for battles with a dark external unknown, instead of standing in the neutral light of what we’re made of, the energy of creation. Have we not outgrown these old wars?
Often it’s actually our paradigms that need to shift, for us to truly claim our health and power. A fish doesn’t notice the quality of its water when it gets sick, only that its gills aren’t working well. Pulling ick from its gills is much different than teaching it how to keep its water clean. What if we all focused on honing our state of integrity and taking responsibility for the hucha we create, instead of chasing external monkeys?
Christina Allen, Shamanic Healer, Teacher, and Founder and Director of the Austin Shamanic Center, combines a strong science (BA Physics, MS Neuroscience) background with decades of applied ancient spiritual wisdom (Master Yogi, Reiki Master, Shamanic Healer based, in part, on Q’ero Indian traditions of Peru). ASC offers profound Shamanic Self Development Workshops, professional trainings, and personal healings. Learn more at www.AustinShamanicCenter.com.
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