When I took my first Matrix Energetics seminar back in 2007, it became really clear that the foundation for being able to facilitate transformation was being able to enter what they called “the state”, our subjective experience of accessing the Zero-Point Field.
There was a lot of confusion around that, and at the time, they didn’t go into much detail about it.
The good thing was that just being in such a large group (about 300), with Richard Bartlett as the lead, you somehow got into it by osmosis.
So we actually got there, even with very little specific instruction.
I knew I was in the state mainly because I was able to facilitate change for practice partners during our experiential segments.
My being in the state would also explain why the ceiling in my hotel room kept moving around like a wave that night (and I am not kidding).
I also noticed (although it’s hard to describe) my analytical mind having to clamber its way to the surface when someone asked me a practical question on day 3 of my first seminar. It was a little bit like how you sense your reality solidifying as you wake up from a dream.
But once we all returned to our respective homes and wanted to be able to do it on our own, it became more imperative that we have a clear sense of it.
So what the heck was this state, actually? And how could we get into it on our own?
First Lone Attempts
After returning home, my confidence evaporated. Not completely, but significantly.
To keep the momentum going, I participated in a lot of Matrix Energetics tele-seminars, a few in-person classes, and frequent practice get-togethers, some of them about the state.
We were taught more about how to intensify the state, with a few more suggestions about how to get into the state, but still the instructions were vague and not very clear about what, exactly, we were doing.
And like in the seminars, there was little if anything about what the state actually was, or even how to know if we were “in” it. At home, the sense of it didn’t (always) knock me over the head like it did during the seminar.
So I wasn’t quite as sure I was really there.
And I wasn’t the only one. There continued to be a lot of confusion on the part of just about everyone I knew who was practicing it.
I’ve noticed that nowadays, Richard and his new partner Melissa talk about entering the state as accessing the “field of the heart”. (And even when I learned Matrix Energetics, there was a lot of talk about “dropping down” into the heart.)
But that means different things to different people. And although that may be one way to access a version of it, that still doesn’t fully illuminate what it is or how to consistently “get there”.
Well, as I said, that was 6 years ago, and since then I’ve done a lot of my own investigation, experimentation, and discovery.
The good news is there are a lot of ways to get into the state that work — although some better than others.
There are also a lot of versions of being in the state — again, some more effective than others.
But in retrospect, I can’t help thinking that maybe the reason it wasn’t clarified more is because just sorta-kinda being in it is often good enough.
So what I’ve found to be true for me is that rather than try to pin it down, it’s best to just play at it.
The Open State via an Open Mind
Because there are so many versions of this state, I’ve decided to refer to it here as the Open State, which seems to fit all of its expressions (that I know of, so far ;-)).
It’s very experiential, with some common threads between people, yet some experiences that are unique. And not just unique to each individual, but often from one occasion to another.
I actually think that it’s beneficial to not go into it with expectations of how to best get there … and what it will be like when you do.
It may be that what works for you today will not work very well tomorrow.
It may be that what works best for you is just okay or ineffective for me, or vice versa.
I’ve noticed that feeling your way into it in the moment, and allowing a communion with it is all you need to do! With practice it becomes more and more easily accessible.
Allow the state of consciousness of doing nothing to become available to you and make it your trusted friend. Consciously spend some time and energy constructing this state in advance, knowing that often nothing happens at just the right time and that everything happens when nothing is being consciously done.
The less you do, the more power you can gain access to. When you are trying to do something or make something happen, you are “doing” with your limited awareness of what can be done. When you are in the tide and flow of events, you are no longer resisting their quantum potential benefits. Now anything is possible and many miraculous things become more likely.
~ Richard Bartlett, The Physics of Miracles
In upcoming articles I’ll be elaborating on these various “versions” of how I’ve come to understand and experience what I now call the Open State.
I’ll do my best to explain it in a way that you can either understand or actually do.
It is a little challenging to talk about because we’re referring to a state of consciousness, and often our language just doesn’t have the words. But that’s okay, because it’s not an explaining or understanding kind of thing.
It’s purely experiential, but I’ll offer a little guidance to light your way.
I’ll also explain how the Open State is beneficial — actually, critical — for facilitating transformation (in the form of Holographic Emergence™, my transformative service based mainly on my Matrix Energetics skills).
And I’ll show how I use it in my everyday life as well as how you can use it for your own “Emergence” into the person and life of your dreams — unencumbered and magnificently expressed!
Until then … Namasté,
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