Big Mind vs Satsang

 

I have been curious about the similarities and differences between the Big Mind process and holding satsang with what’s here.

Both are quite similar in that they involve a dialogue and interaction with aspects of the psyche, with subpersonalities or voices.

And there are some differences too, in my experience:

In the Big Mind process, there is an emphasis on view (head center) and love (heart center). Subpersonalities are recognized as divine from the “outside” by Big Mind/Heart. The Big Mind process is often, although not necessarily, quite verbal.

In holding satsang with subpersonalities, there is an emphasis on view (head center) and love (heart center), and also a felt sense of the divine and taking time to let this sink in (belly center). Subpersonalities are invited to recognize themselves as divine from the “inside”. Holding satsang is often wordless, quiet and felt. It’s often slower, allowing insight and love to sink in, which in turn provides fertile ground for emotional patterns and the body to reorganize.

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notes

– big mind process – bm/bh, seen/loved, almost as if from the “outside” (although also from the inside of the aspects, and yet often w/out inviting the parts to notice what they really are)
– satsang – big belly, the “feminine” aspect of the divine, feelings/sensations, let it sink in (invite feelings/body to reorganize), wordless, silent, felt, from the “inside” of the wounds/knots

– different facets of reality represented by each center: head (view, masculine), heart (love), belly (felt sense, inside perspective, feminine)

– outside perspective (head center): subpersonalities recognized as bm/bh from the “outside”, by bm/bh as a whole, a field
– inside perspective (belly center): subpersonalities recognizing themselves as the divine, from the “inside”

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This is a little abstract, but it does point to what’s here in experience.

The Big Mind process mostly comes from and involves the head (view) and heart (love) centers. The subpersonalities and voices – with their wounds, confusion, beliefs and fears – are seen and loved from the “outside” by Big Mind and Big Heart. They may also be recognized, again from the “outside”, by Big Mind/Heart as Big Mind/Heart. And when there is an “inside” perspective from these parts, when they are invited to explore and are given a voice, they are typically not invited to notice what they really are. (Although they could be invited to explore this.)

Holding satsang with parts of me seems to more naturally involve all three centers: Head (view), heart (love) and belly. I notice it seems difficult to talk about the belly center since what happens from here is often wordless and felt. It represents a more “feminine” facet of the divine, a divine womb, a luminous blackness. It brings in feelings and sensations, and time to let insight and love to sink in and invite the emotional patterns and the body to reorganize. And subpersonalities are invited – from their perspective, from the “inside” perspective – to notice what they really are.

 

 

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