The Seven Bars Of The Soul Lesson Three: Weird Words And Strange Activities
Brothers and Sisters in Zen Boozism,
Welcome to Lesson Three of The Seven Bars Of The Soul course. This time, we're going to keep it a little short. We're all busy and I'm sure we could use an easy one this time.
As you know, we've been talking about the Seven Bars Of The Soul, which are vortexes of nervous energy located along your spine that can do some pretty nutty things to those who go poking around them without being prepared.
The thing I want to hammer home this lesson is that while there may be many others ways of describing these mystical vortexes, they are all talking about the same thing.
While there are many cultures, there is only one human nervous system. That is to say that the enlightmentment process is the same for everyone who has gone through it no matter where or when they lived. This means that as a modern seeker who has access to all kinds of information from all kinds of cultures and points in history, you are going to be confused.
The Seven Bars Of The Soul are nothing more than a lens you can look through to help you make sense of this zany world It's not the way the world really looks, don't get fooled. Your own personal bullshit is another such lens, one you are no doubt already in touch with.
So when you hear words like "Kundalini", "Chi", "Prana", "The Force" or any other word that describes the inner energies of a person, they are all trying to talk about the same thing- what happens when you start to evolve. Keep that in mind, it'll be easier on you.
The other point I want to make before we part is that some of the suggested upcoming activities might seem a little strange to you. Don't worry, the exclusion of alcohol is purposeful. While most things can be done just fine while carrying a decent load, some things can't be. Exploring the Seven Bars sometimes falls under the umbrella of those things that can't be. No one likes it, but that's just how it is. So when it is suggested that you spend some time just breathing or paying attention sober, don't worry. Same for when you're asked to try some weird way of sitting.
The reasons for this can not be explained, but will become clear as you progress in your studies.
That's all for now. I'll see you at Happy Hour,
Alchemist Of The Blues.
B. F. Smith (photo unavailable), also known as "The Alchemist of the Blues", is a time traveling Bluesman/Alchemist and founder of "Zen Boozism- The Path of the Booze Wizard." When he's not investigating chrono-anomalies or having the blues, he runs a mail order mystery school which mails out mysteries to those enrolled and then schools them.