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We are well-informed people and can access extensive information from the Internet and other sources, and yet we are all striving for deeper understanding that brings meaningful changes to our lives.
There are many levels of understanding. Through our accumulated experiences, we often in hindsight notice that our past understandings may turn out to be misunderstandings or misinterpretations. So how do we develop real understanding and make significant change to our sense of ‘reality’?
Understanding usually occurs at an intellectual level. We have a belief that if we hear or think enough about a particular notion, for example “I am patient and loving”, we become that. The fundamental dictum in Western philosophy, “I think, therefore I am”, has created a misunderstanding about how we function.
Albert Einstein has been quoted as saying “You can never solve a problem on the level on which it was created”. To me this means that we have to approach a problem from a different level of consciousness than the one that created it. In other words, understanding that leads to change of old ‘reality’, has to come from a new conscious level of seeing and knowing.
Understanding at an intellectual level is influenced by many views and filtering from past referencing, including culture, religion, superstition and scientific information. We can expand our understanding, beyond intellectual/ rational thinking, by extending our energetic field of cognition through sense perception. The 5 senses are well utilised by animals and insects and even at micro-cellular levels within our bodies. The senses are an expanding field of sensitive intelligence that goes beyond the 5 senses into a finer field of conscious awareness.
Awareness is like a field of brightness. Awareness is a state of Beingness or non-doing. Awareness cannot know itself, except through conscious movement. Consciousness arises through movement. Conscious movement gives rise to new conscious awareness.
The good news is we inhabit an amazing human body of sense perception and many levels of finer consciousness. Movement gives rise to inner seeing and knowing through reflective consciousness. This is a living, evolving knowingness. Knowledge is mind based, while knowingness is a living, moving field of brightness or intelligence that goes beyond fixed understanding of reality.
Understanding is literally and metaphysically UNDER-STANDING, that is, under our ground of standing or our stance in life. To understand higher transcendental knowledge, one has to fully embody knowingness through our conscious body and drop beyond our feet. Potentially, if we follow the pull of gravity, we can continue to deepen and drop through to the centre of Earth, Sun, the centre of the Galaxy, the Black Hole and beyond towards ‘Source’….
Consider this potential, that the instant your physical centre of gravity (near the energy centre below the navel, known as Dan Tien), is consciously aligned through the pull of gravity, all the way towards ‘Source’, you may be ‘Touching the Finger Tip of GOD!’. This is one of the key messages in my book, ‘Sacred Surfer, Eternal Wave: a Path to Truth, Love and Freedom’.
We can learn from nature’s way of birth and growth. When a seedling sprouts, its first movement is downwards, descending new roots into earth, before growing new shoots, upwards. To ascend to higher knowing, we first have to deepen, to descend into our roots, and meet the deep, dark unconscious within all of us. This is the great healing that has to take place for our evolution.
To summarise, through conscious movement meditation, we can practice deepening, dropping in and letting go of the past. We can powerfully shift our consciousness to new depths of insight and inspiration. Understanding can be experienced as ‘it is making sense’.
This is a way to be True to what we know.
about the author
Dr Pee Tek CHAN is a Western medical doctor, counsellor, acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist, healer, poet and author working in Brisbane, Australia.
Dr Chan facilitates workshops and twice a year runs Mind-Body-Heart™ Retreats in Byron Bay, Australia. These experiential workshops integrate Transcendental Truth into practical daily living and incorporate a profound New Consciousness meditation called The Form - Reality Practice™.
Dr Chan authored the book "Sacred Surfer, Eternal Wave: a path to Truth, Love and Freedom" and has been interviewed on ABC Radio, Australia. His background includes classical Yoga, Buddhist Vipassana meditation, Tibetan Buddhist meditation and Munay-Ki from South America.
Dr Chan says: “The True Spirit of my work is to inspire and Awaken within passionate people, their authentic power through uncovering their Diamond Heart, enabling them to step into a new dimension of wonder and awe within in their apparently ordinary life. My vision is to evolve our selves to be the wise ambassadors for change, for future generations yet to be born and for the future of the planet”.
He left Malaysia in 1970, and it has been an epic journey of personal transformation, that has inspired him to return to his roots in Asia. He has been running workshops in Singapore since 2012.