Art: Divine Mother Kundalini
“Optimism is not the opposite of pessimism but its true underlying nature when freed from constriction. The state of acceptance is akin to spiritual springtime — everything seems possible again as everything in your life begins to flow more freely and easily. This will manifest outside you as universal synchronicity activated through the 25th Gift. ”Excerpt From: Richard Rudd. “Gene Keys.”
Gene Key 25 // Constriction – Acceptance – Universal Love
I looked out of the window in the early morning and saw something quite beautiful. There was a droplet of dew remaining on the tip of a blade of grass, the only one in the garden. From my top floor window view and the way the sunlight was hitting it – shining as bright and multi-coloured as Sirius star in the night sky. I thought – “it looks like a Diamond.” I tried to take a photo but it wasn’t possible to capture the effect, instead I enjoyed the display. I looked up, and noticed the first budding of the tree, small white buds glowing in the sun, a certain sense of renewal and springtime.
I can see from the images in the tarot spread above – that there is a clear theme of the combination of opposites to create the “Third” – which appears as the Lotus and Child at the forehead of the gentlemen in the first image, along with the image of the couple putting their heads together, so to speak – in the second image. With this image in mind of the Diamond-like dew drop atop the blade of grass, I have this psychic image of the combination between self and non-self, that could create this Diamond or Crystalline (spiritual) structure that rises us from the purely Carbon (physical) reality. But we all know it takes pressure to create a Diamond from Carbon.
It was curious to discover that within the gene key library, Gene Key 25 is connected to the Diamond in the mineral codex.
I was contemplating this during the morning when my friend – who was thrilled, sent me a photo of latest book purchase that had just arrived. She is amassing a Jung collection, which is very exciting. She kindly always snaps me a photo of the first page that she turns to (without me needing to ask.) The book, of course – “Mysterium Coniunctionis: Inquiry into the Separation and Synthesis of Psychic Opposites in Alchemy – Carl Jung” – perfect timing for today’s contemplation.
"The earthquake is on the one hand an allusion to Christ's descent into hell and his resurrection, and on the other hand a shaking of the humdrum earthly existence of man, into whose life and soul meaning has at last penetrated, and by which he is at once threatened and uplifted. This is always an intuitive experience that is felt as a concrete reality. It is the prefiguration and anticipation of a future condition, a glimmering of an unspoken, half-conscious union of ego and non-ego. Rightly called a unio mystica, it is the fundamental experience of all religions that have any life in them and have not yet degenerated into confessionalism:
that have safe guarded the mystery of which the others know only the ritesit produced - empty bags from which the gold has long since vanished. The earthquake sends up a dark cloud: consciousness, because of the revolution of it's former standpoint, is shrouded in darkness, just as the earth was at Christ's death, which was followed by a resurrection. The image tells us that the widening of consciousness is at first upheaval and darkness, then a broadening out of man to the whole man. This "Man" being indescribable, is an intuitive or "mystical" experience, and the name "Anthropos" is therefore very apt because it demonstrates the continuity of this idea over the millennia."
Unio Mystica is a term meaning ‘Mystical Union’ describing the concept common to all mystical traditions that of the union of the individual human soul with the Godhead. “Carl Jung continues on to say the caelum can only be compared to “the ineffable mystery of the unio mystica, or tao, or the concept of samadhi, or the experience of satori in Zen”(Jung 540). So, the fusion of the caelum with the unus mundus is a mystical union of an individual with the world, the amazing idea that “everything divided and different belongs to one and the same world” (Jung 538). [Link]
This is always an intuitive experience that is felt as a concrete reality. It is the prefiguration and anticipation of a future condition, a glimmering of an unspoken, half-conscious union of ego and non-ego. Rightly called a unio mystica…
In the I CHING, Gene Key 25 represents THUNDER UNDER HEAVEN. This theme comes through the page my friend snapped me from the Jung book. He speaks about the idea that before we can make any spiritual experience concrete in our reality, like the experience of synchronicity for example, there is a kind of THUNDER or Earthquake in our personal consciousness – below.
A further descent into hell perhaps (physical reality) before the shaking from the constriction of fear and self-imposed chains of the material world, and only then, when meaning and purpose are finally penetrated and embodied, acceptance blossoms and we are uplifted, like the beginning of spring – this resurrection process is essential, to awaken the heaven above. To give our personal consciousness enough room to breath and expand – personally and collectively.
“The earthquake is on the one hand an allusion to Christ’s descent into hell and his resurrection, and on the other hand a shaking of the humdrum earthly existence of man, into whose life and soul meaning has at last penetrated, and by which he is at once threatened and uplifted.”
In the Tarot spread above – the Serpent Power is indicated as this THUNDER BELOW, the coiled Kundalini serpent at the base of the spine. Which is documented as what an individual may experience when their consciousness is first expanded, known as a ‘Kundalini Awakening.’ This is always imagined as the mysterious serpent energy, Shakti, raising up the spine, through the chakras towards her union with her consort, Shiva – at the crown, the forehead.
In the I CHING, THUNDER (Chen) is Electrical by nature and has a “provoking, shocking and impulsive” energy – as indicated in the tarot card above by the lightning bolt. Kundalini awakenings are often described as shocking or unexpected. Perhaps, one way to imagine these experiences then, however shocking – are quite like a defibrillator to the spiritual human, to remember and awaken to their place within the interconnectedness of all life – a journey of surrender into the melting pot of universal love.
“Kundalini, the serpent power or mystic fire, is the primordial energy or Sakti that lies dormant or sleeping in the Muladhara Chakra, the centre of the body. It is a spiritual potential Sakti or cosmic power. In reality it has no form. O Mother of this world! Lead me on to open the Sushumna Nadi and take Thee along the Chakras to Sahasrara Chakra and to merge myself in Thee and Thy consort, Lord Siva. Kundalini Yoga is that Yoga which treats of Kundalini Sakti, the six centres of spiritual energy (Shat Chakras), the arousing of the sleeping Kundalini Sakti and its union with Lord Siva in Sahasrara Chakra, at the crown of the head.“Kundala” means “coiled”. Her form is like a coiled serpent. Hence the name Kundalini.” – Swami Sivananda, Kundalini Yoga
“Acceptance comes in layers — layers upon layers — just like the tightly wound genetic double helix itself. You have to relax these layers deep inside you so that you can feel the flow of love once more moving within your being. The more you can accept yourself and others, the more love will bloom in your life. It is as beautiful and as simple as that.”Excerpt From: Richard Rudd. “Gene Keys.” iBooks.
I received an email later in the day from Academia online titled “Illustrating the Efficacy of the Diamond Sutra in Vernacular Buddhism.” This was fun for me to explore further as I have recently been researching the Library Cave of Dunhuang.
“The Diamond Sutra ( Jin’gang boruo boluomi jing), a short text that contains slightly more than 5000 characters and can be chanted in as little as twenty minutes, is one of the most widely copied Buddhist sutras in East Asia. First translated into Chinese by Kumāraj ī va (344-413) in the early fifth century, the sutra was available in at least eight versions by the eight century, and it was venerated and recited in state-protecting rituals during medieval China.1 The broad reception of the DiamondSutra went beyond imperial support. The Dunhuang “library cave” when it was discovered originally stored more than 3,500 manuscript copies of the Diamond Sutra, the majority of which date to the Tang (618-907) reflecting the popularity of this scripture in conjuncture with the rise of Chan Buddhism at that time.” Read more here…. https://www.academia.edu/
“As a lamp, a cataract, a star in spaceDiamond Sutra
an illusion, a dewdrop, a bubble
a dream, a cloud, a flash of lightning
view all created things like this.”