The Quality of Full Awareness

We can think we are being aware of a “something” and yet often it is a contracted or held awareness that by definition leads to faulty sensory appreciation.

Nothing and Everything

If we think of ourselves and the environment we are in being made up of an infinite number of layers – from the cellular level out to an expanding distance all around us – full awareness is of nothing (at the centre) and everything simultaneously.

In such an awareness nothing can be held and so any movement is in harmony with the whole.

Indirect Freedom

You cannot free something directly.

A tight neck or back or arm is symptomatic of specific attention/awareness and a disruption in the unified field.

We may not realise that this has happened – it is a habit that becomes habitual.

It may only show up when, after decades of poor use, pain is produced.  Once pain is present this exacerbates the problem as even more attention gets channelled in it’s direction.

The way out is in the exact opposite direction.

By becoming aware of the unified field these specific habits become clear – as we learn to trust the totality we can let go of the specifics and they fall back into the total pattern – neither more or less important than anything else – all seen in context within the whole.

With our awareness on the totality the unified field is seen to move constantly in freedom.

Finding the AO joint

Given the importance of the AO joint in the first direction “Let the neck be free” – let’s make sure we can locate it accurately.  

Keep refining your own internal location – making the point of balance smaller and smaller
As a guide the AO joint can be located three dimensionally by saying it is:

– Equidistant between the back of the ear holes

– Directly behind the centre bottom of the nose

– Just above the back of the roof of the mouth

“Let the neck be free”

This is the first FM direction and the most important.

We should start here and keep coming back here before any further directions are given.

So given it’s importance a clear understanding of each word is required:

Let – As in all the directions it’s a thought only – the volition to allow – a non-doing action – becoming aware that we are not letting but holding and having become aware to stop holding and hence letting.

Neck – This is short hand for the uppermost joint in the neck – the atlanto-occipital joint (AO joint) – this is where the first bone in the neck, the atlas, meets the bone that makes up the base of the skull, the occiput. 

Free – this balancing point is not a thing – it is a no-thing – an infinite space between two bones.  It’s characteristic is freedom.  This freedom is the guiding principle behind the Primary Control – the relationship between the head and back.