The Kundalini fire (in the etheric spinal column Mdb) is really the union of three fires, which are focused by an act of the enlightened WILL, under the impulse of love, in the BASIC center.(at the base of the spine. Mdb) This unified fire is then raised by the use of a WORD of power (sent forth by the will of the Monad) and by the united authority of the soul and personality, integrated and alive. This is done by an Initiate who has left the third initiation behind him.
The kundalini fire will be raised WHEN all the centers are awakened and the channels up the spine are unimpeded. (some students think they are not going to reincarnate, but until all the centers are awakened, they will reincarnate if not on this planet then somewhere else. MdB) This removal of all obstruction is the result of the livingness of the individual centers which through the potency of their life, themselves are effective in destroying all obstructions. The aspirant through an effort of the mind and NOT of the spiritual will, can do much harm to himself, by burning the etheric web prematurely. There are circular disks or WEBS between each pair of the centers up the spine and also in the head. They are normally dissipated as PURITY of life, the discipline of the emotions and the development of the SPIRITUAL WILL are carried forward. (one of the results of the burning of the web is that the aspirant has some degree of CONTINUITY OF CONSCIOUSNESS. He can recall his experiences when he wakes up from sleep. He may be working with diplomats, business men, priests, educators, etc. depending on his ray. First ray souls may work with leaders, generals, with people under attack or involved in war, etc. Mdb)
P. 187. There are four of these webs up the spine. When the fourfold personality is highly developed and the ajna center is awakening, then these webs slowly and gradually, automatically disappear. The webs in the head are of much higher quality and bisect the skull horizontally and vertically. Thus they symbolize the Cross upon which a Son of God is crucified.
The three channels up the spine are responsive in their totality to the three major centers:
a. To the solar plexus center, providing thus the impulse of desire and feeding the physical life and the creative urge.
b. To the heart center, providing the impulse to love and to conscious contact with ever widening areas of divine expression.
c. To the head center, providing the dynamic impulse of the will to live.
I do not indicate which channel is responsive to which center, except in the case of the sushumna channel which is responsive ONLY to the energy of the head center and the directing will, centered in the 1000-petalled lotus. This can be safely stated, as the spiritual will is a yet undeveloped in those who seek to arouse kundalini. When it is aroused, they will know what to do.
The three centers in the head are also related to this triple channel:
a. The medulla oblongata area (the alta major center) and the carotid gland.
b. The ajna center and the pituitary body
c. The 1000-petalled lotus and the pineal gland.
Triplicities always relate to the 3 rays of divinity: Will, love-wisdom and active intelligence; (or Father, Son, Holy Spirit. Mdb) Also, to the Path of Evolution, the Path of Discipleship and the Path of Initiation.
Have clearly in mind the concepts of stimulation or lack of stimulation, of interplay or of separativeness, of quiescence or of activity, for in these dualities are to be found the causes of health or disease.
Remember the etheric body itself, the nervous system and the endocrine system are closely related and constitute an interlocking directorate of energies and forces. To these three, the blood stream is added as the conveyor of the Life Principle and the combined energies of the three systems mentioned above.
Pg. 190 The physical body is NOT a principle. IT IS CONDITIONED & DOES NOT CONDITION—a point often forgotten. It is a victim of personality life OR the triumphant expression of soul energy. (it is an automaton. Mdb)
Pg 191. I would remind you that we are concerned with FORMS of LIFE, and that all these forms are creative within themselves, and can create potentially more forms or can provide environments in which these forms can live. (It is for this reason that we have to be conscious of our thoughts, beliefs and feelings. Every cell or atom is a potential universe. The ENTITY within it, is in the process of BECOMING its divine innate fixed design. Mdb) Building forces of every point in development, exist throughout the universe. (nature spirits, fairies, Angels, etc. Mdb)
When the building energies of the soul are active in the body, then there is health, clean interplay and right activity. When the builders are the lunar lords and those who work under the control of the moon and at the behest of the lower personal self, then you have disease, ill health and death.
(The lunar lords are the entities who created our bodies out of their own substance. They are self-unconscious & form our good or bad habits. In the next solar system they will advance to the next stage. Mdb) This is a profoundly simple rule, but it gives the clue to the causes of disease. Unity, Mental Science and Christian Science present as immediate, demonstrable possibilities the stage of final liberation from material limitations which today control all forms. They ignore the time factor and overlook the evolutionary process and also the point of development.
P. 192 Unquestionably, disease will vanish, but only when the soul controls, and the lower personal self becomes as much an automaton of the soul, as the physical body is at this time the automaton of the emotional nature, of the mind, and occasionally (very occasionally) of the soul.
Only when the soul, consciously and with the cooperation of the personality, builds the temple of the body, and then keeps it full of light, will disease disappear. This building is a scientific process. In the early stages of discipleship (which is the time wherein the soul begins to grasp its instrument: the personality) this leads inevitably to CONFLICT, increased strain and frequently aggravated disease and disharmony which lead to much necessary trouble and consequent undesirable effects. These effects will be overcome, but in the meantime, there will be much distress, physical and psychological. (the personality & the little elemental lives that make up our habits in our lower vehicles, desire to remain in CONTROL. The personality resists the soul. mdb)
In undeveloped humanity, the conflict (from the angle of consciousness) is practically NIL. You have less susceptibility to the subtler diseases emanating from the three interlocking systems (etheric, nervous and endocrine Mdb) but a much greater responsiveness to the three indigenous diseases, (the social diseases, (aids), cancer, tuberculosis, Mdb) to contagious diseases and to the great epidemics which sweep through nations and great planetary areas.
Pg 193 As humanity develops, diseases become more personal. They arise within the persons THEMSELVES. Though they may be related to the mass diseases, they are based on individual causes.
The doctrine of reincarnation becomes of extreme value when the disciple begins to create those forms and build those vehicles which in another life will prove more suitable for soul control. The disciple does NOT concentrate upon the physical body at any time, or begin with any physical emphasis to work at the elimination of disease or disharmony. He begins with the psychology which the soul teaches and commences with the CAUSES which are producing the effects upon the physical plane. Much of the violent auto-suggestion of the systems allied to Christian Science and Unity are only temporary in their effects and are based upon a process of scientific suppression. In a later life, the suppressed condition will again emerge in ever greater potency until such time as the life emphasis is laid on soul contact and the life expression is extroverted into SERVICE TO OTHERS. (Purity in the life, acting as the Soul, blessing all those you dislike or criticize, changes the rate of vibration of the vehicles. Mdb)
1. Each of the 7 major centers conditions the area of the physical body in which it is found, including the multitude of lesser centers of energy.
2. The 3 great basic divisions of divinity are found symbolically present in every center:
a. The life principle, the first aspect, discloses itself when the entire center is esoterically unfolded. It is present all the time in LATENCY, but it is not a dynamic factor producing MONADIC stimulation until the end of the great cycle of evolution.(t_he Monad for man is the Absolute. Its Essence is a fragment of the Boundless. mdb)
b. The quality or soul aspect is gradually disclosed and produces the definite effect which the center has upon its environment. This quality is dependent upon the RAY (either of the personality or the soul) which is the SOURCE of the incoming energy, OR upon the ray governing the astral body in the case of the little evolved. It is also dependent upon the point in evolution and upon the radiatory influence of other centers.
c. The appearance in the etheric body of a developed or a developing center indicates the place of the man upon the ladder of evolution. This can range all the way from an emphasis upon the sex life to the goal of the initiate. All this produces a consequent effect upon the surrounding tissue, substance and organic forms within the radius of influence of the center.
3. The incoming energy is TRANSMUTED within the center into FORCES. This involves a process of differentiation into secondary energies of the primary energy involved and is an automatic happening. The rate of transmutation process, the subsequent radiatory activity (producing conditioning results upon the dense physical body) are dependent upon the extent of the unfoldment of the particular center and its awakened or un-awakened state. (thru meditation (especially forcefully concentrating (as the soul) on the 3rd eye in the forehead) we contact the soul & stimulate the centers. Mdb)
4. The outgoing forces from a center play upon the etheric counterpart of the entire intricate network of nerves, which constitute the nervous system. These counterparts of identical subjective correspondences are called in the Hindu philosophy, the "NADIS". They constitute an extensive network of fluid energies which are an intangible, paralleling system to that of the bodily nerves, which latter system is in fact an externalization of the inner pattern of energies. This network of nadis forms a definite life pattern which varies according to the personality ray.
5. The nadis determine the quality of the NERVOUS SYSTEM. The nadis and the network of nerves, are related primarily to two aspects of man's physical equipment, to wit: the seven major centers in the etheric body (the substantial body which UNDERLIES the dense physical body) and the SPINAL COLUMN with the head. It must be remembered that the etheric body is a physical body, though composed of subtler material. It is made of substance which underlies every particle of the dense physical vehicle. Experience will tend to show that the more closely the interplay between the nadis and the nerves can be brought about, the more rapidly will the control of disease also be implemented.