"The Only Source of Life Energy is Soul."

Don Lewis Core Practitioner Durango COI am in Albuquerque, NM assisting in the teaching of Core Synchronism classes from Sept. 5 - Oct 31, with a two week period in the middle of this time where I will be in Durango, also teaching Core classes.  I have decided to take some time to reflect of my relationship to the practice of Core work, and in my own words, express some of the philosophy that underlies this holistic approach to therapy.



Core did not arise in a vacuum.  It was the evolution of existing approaches to health and healing, specifically polarity therapy and cranial osteopathy.  What distinguishes Core from either of these modalities is that it aspires to treat the whole person, whereas Polarity therapy, strictly speaking, is an energetic modality while cranial osteopathy is purely physical, understanding the phenomena of the human body in physiological terms.  Core integrates these theories to create a system of hand medicine that begins with the understanding that the human being is a combination of physical, emotional, mental bodies, each animated by the life principle, a conscious non-material dynamic.  In some traditions this life principle is known as the soul, the vital force, and here in our work is called the core current. Core holds that we are individual expressions of a universal consciousness and that in treatment communication with this Intelligence is a significant contribution to creating the space necessary for healing to occur.

Source Core Current Durango CoIn our understanding, this Source, though beyond descriptive language, can be evoked by the words Love and True Neutral.  It is ultimate balance; non-judgmental, non-dual, non-linear consciousness.  From this Source consciousness, like an infinite Sun, individual rays are cast forth and in this creative expression of life polarity is borne.  As this highest expression of the life principle is expressed individually it is commonly understood to be the Soul, which is represented in our work by the Core Current, an intelligent aspect of Source consciousness.  In a non-linear fashion, this intelligence animates each of our bodies, the mental (causal), emotional (astral), etheric, and physical, stepping down its vibratory rate with each creative expression.

The mental body is borne first, being the next fastest movement of this stepped down ultrasonic energy, and here we find the ego.  This is a subtle body.  In order for such a creative expression to exist, a polarity must be established with a relationship to its Source.  This results in the manifestation of positive, negative and neutral.

Tao begot one.
One begot two.
Two begot three.
And three begot the Ten Thousand Things.
-Lao Tzu

In the creation of our mental self, the positive expression of ego is that which aspires to be in relationship to it Source; it is expansive and outward moving.  The negative aspect of ego is in relationship with the notion of an individual self; it is inward moving.  Holding these two in balance is the Neutral principle, which as an expression in relationship to Source consciousness can be seen as thoughts of unconditional love.  The mental body is a collection of our thought forms.  It is also called the causal body, as it contains the seed thoughts of why we as a soul chose to incarnate.

As the energy of our Soul slows down further, the emotional body manifests, and here we have a body composed of our feelings.  Also polarized into positive and negative, the aspect of our emotional body that is in relationship to the neutral Source consciousness is manifest as feelings of unconditional love.

Polarity therapy etheric body Durango COOur emotional body gives birth to our etheric body, a template of swirling energetic patterns that provide the blueprint for the eventual creation of our physical form.  The chakra system of India is an expression of our etheric body.  It was here that Dr. Randolph Stone, the founder of Polarity Therapy, focused his work.  At this level of our experience consciousness further divides into five elemental energies: earth prana, water prana, fire prana, air prana, and ether prana.  At the etheric level of organization the aspect of ourselves that is in relationship to neutral is the element of Ether.  It represents elemental balance and manifests in the mid-line of our manifesting form.

Finally, the fast moving energy of our Soul, an expression of light and sound, is conveyed to our physical form.  In order for the qualities of light and sound to be communicated to our dense, slow moving energetic expression as a physical form, a fluid medium is required.  The Intelligence communicates with our physical body through the nutritive fluid of our central nervous system: cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).  This fluctuating fluid is the holy grail of cranial osteopaths, who are captivated by its physiological significance.  Andrew Taylor Still, the founder of osteopathy, writes:

"The cerebrospinal fluid is the highest known element that is contained within the human body, and unless the brain furnishes this fluid in abundance, a disabled condition of the body will remain.  He who is able to reason will see that this great river of life must be tapped and the withering fields irrigated at once, or the harvest of health be forever lost."

In the understanding of Core Synchronism this fluid is the carrier to the physical body of the intelligence of our Soul.  Indeed, it is actually the Soul, a purely energetic phenomenon, which animates the physical body, as it does also the mental, emotional and etheric; and it is this infinite intelligence expressed as the Core Current towards which Core practitioners devote their attention.  The physiological phenomenon of the circulating CSF simply exits to communicate the intelligence of Source consciousness to our physical tissues.

"The cerebrospinal fluid seems to act as a storage field and conveyor for the ultrasonic and light energies.  It bathes the spinal cord and is a reservoir for these finer essences, conducted by this fluidic media through all the fine nerve fibers as the first airy mind and life principle in the human body."
-Dr. Randolph Stone

As Core practitioners we are firmly rooted in the physicality of our form and use the fluctuation of our physical form in relationship to CSF as a foundation in our work.  Beyond this we are also listening to the movement of the Core Current, an intelligent principle that connects us with a universal consciousness.  As the practice of Core develops we consider the organization of the etheric body in our treatments, which one is able to palpate.  The deep states of balance that are realized through this holistic therapy also access mental and emotional content, often buried in the unconscious, which is also able to release.  By creating a relationship with Neutral through the intelligence of the Core Current we are creating an opportunity for our physical/etheric/emotional/mental form to find balance.  In this profound place of balance we deeply rest.  Here we receive the nutritive qualities of our Soul (conveyed through the CSF), digest any stagnant residues of polarity, eliminate unnecessary waste, and restore the vital flow of life through our organism.  In this potent way, we create a space for healing to occur in relationship to Neutral.  After all, is there any other way?  

"Only God and Nature Heal."   
–Dr. Randolph Stone      

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