I talked with someone whose center of gravity spontaneously shifted into Big Mind yesterday, and she noticed how something in her human self was terrified of it.
Both are natural and the fear is not so unusual in a certain phase of the process.
How can we best relate to this fear?
Notice that it’s just a part of our human self that’s afraid of it. It’s not all of us and it’s something we can relate to more intentionally.
Notice that this fearful part of us already is what it’s afraid of. It is Big Mind. It is what we are. It’s afraid of its own nature, and there is a sweet innocence in that.
Listen to what this fearful part of us has to say. What is it afraid of? What is its story? What happens when we believe this? What’s more true?
Notice the sensation aspect of the fear. Notice the body sensations. Allow them to be as they are. Rest with them. Set aside any thoughts for a little while.
Identify and examine any beliefs (as mentioned above) and emotional issues behind this fear. Use whatever approach works for you.
Dialog with this fearful part and Big Mind, and perhaps even allow the two to dialog together.
Find more structured and intentional ways to shift into and explore Big Mind. This can give a sense of predictability and control – in a limited but important sense, and it can help us explore the terrain in a way that feels more safe.
For examining beliefs, I often use The Work of Byron Katie. For exploring emotional issues, Living Inquiries and Vortex Healing are both great. For dialog, Voice Dialog or the Big Mind process works well. And for shifting into Big Mind in a more intentional way, Headless experiments and the Big Mind process are both relatively simple and often effective.
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It can help to notice that it’s just a part of our human self that experiences this fear, and what it’s afraid of is what it already is.