Focusing on your breath, or any element of your form, will block access to your Higher Self and bar you from Enlightenment!
Why is this true? Because your Lower Self is not the path nor doorway to your Higher Self! To focus on it is akin to walking in the Opposite Direction.
Thinking you can focus on your Breath or Chakras to awaken to Higher Reality is utter nonsense!
That is like saying you can be In Fear AND Radiate Love; or that you can get to Love through empowering Fear. Love and Fear are at opposite ends of vibrational frequency. How can the lowest end possibly lead you to awaken full consciousness at the highest end? It cannot! Likewise, one must let go of physical plane focus, in order to open to Higher Reality. This includes the breath, the brain, and the chakras – every part of our physical form.
When we Begin the spiritual path, yes, we must put some focus on our physicality, we need to purify our body – replacing Low-Vibrational habits with Higher ones, until this becomes habitual. And likewise, as we grow, we will need to put some attention on our emotions and concrete minds; all parts of the Personality Self need to be brought into Harmonic Balance and then Alignment with the Soul.
When we are finally ready to Awaken Higher Perception, we must lift our focus from ourselves, out into serving the collective, and simultaneously upwards within to High-Vibrational Reality – the opposite direction of down into materiality or form.
Breathwork and Drugs Awaken Lower Psychic Powers
All that Breathwork will do, can do, is force open certain chakras – no True Awakening or Enlightenment will come from this! Siddhi’s – psychic powers of the lower order, yes – but True Awakening, absolutely not!
It is true that you may receive some psychic visions into the lower Subplanes of the Astral Plane or see the energetics of the Etheric Subplanes of the Physical Plane, and they can be incredible to behold – but these two levels, while they can essentially be called the inner planes or non-physical reality, are still well within the confines of the Incarnate Personality Self and are not at the level of the Soul or Spirit, and therefore Do Not Constitute Spiritual Vision or Awakening! As incarnate beings we have astral and mental bodies as part of our constitution, therefore all that exists within the astral and concrete metal planes is within the domain of our illusional transitory selves. Truth lies beyond these lower levels.
Practices of force will not open you to High-Vibrational Reality, they cannot. This higher degree of awakening only happens in accordance with the right ordered timing of the Heart – never from self-focused pursuits seeking power, confirmation of non-physical reality, desire for contact with external beings from beyond the veil, or any other motive driven by selfishness. Even that greyed-out selfishness of seeking self-empowerment, validation, or approval, which is so often thinly disguised under the genuine desire to “help others”!
When chakras are forced open through breathing techniques, or drugs of any kind (chemical or plant-based) – if all of the necessary self-work has not been completed; if the needed energetic alchemy has not been mastered; if the person is not yet deeply anchored in Genuine Selflessness and True Harmlessness – the most likely outcome, at best, is an empowering of the weakest patterns within the person’s lower nature (their line-of-least-resistance); psychic madness, possession, or even death, at worst!
Yes, I am saying that one of the most likely consequences is that you will unleash, empower, or create even more challenges, dramas, or problems that you will then need to deal with in your psychology and life! You will set up a situation of constant self-focus through the need to do even more work on yourself – in resolving problems that were not actually necessary to be worked upon at that time. In essence you create for yourself a drama-storm of unending challenges!
Discerning the Lower and Higher Paths
Therefore, due to these problems, all Higher Paths avoid all such practices, unless an incarnate Fully Enlightened Master is present to guide the disciple. On the Path of the White Lodge, Powers and Abilities are never to be sought for – they are side effects of doing the work and walking the Way of The Heart. If we do seek them, we pave the way to the Dark Lodge with great rapidity!!
The reason it is not widely known what people are forcing themselves open to, or even that these methods constitute “force”, is because most seekers rely on Inner Plane Cosmologies that are either primitive, based in superstition, or simply lacking in the depth and completeness that is abundant in the worldview of Esoteric Science. This means that a great many folk are using poor models of existence to evaluate what they encounter. Understanding the many Planes and Subplanes of reality, how they all fit together, what energies and beings exist within each, and the true nature of evolution, is essential knowledge for co-measuring and comprehending all inner experiences. Yes, accurate esoteric knowledge is a must, else all that is left to one is vague undefinable feeling states that cannot be put into words and shared. Therefore, in the final analysis, these experiences prove to be of little true value for humanity at this time in earth’s development.
I realise in even suggesting this, that while some people will feel expansive possibilities resulting from hearing such ideas, others will likely feel their spiritual beliefs are being judged and therefore, may feel threatened or outraged. If you find yourself in the latter group, my suggestion is to utilise the discomfort to guide some deeper self-reflection. Much can be gained by looking at what triggers your emotional reactions. And the value of training the lower mind through exploring the abstract principles of the higher Mental Subplanes, is of incomprehensible value to all those enraptured with, and addicted to, feeling states.
Enlightenment Starts Where the Personality Ends
To dwell in High-Vibrational Reality, actual Spiritual Consciousness, requires that we shift our focus Away from our Lowest Vibrational aspect of Self – our physical body! And we must also master and render receptive to higher impulses the astral and lower mental bodies.
Before we have the possibility of “dwelling” in Spiritual Consciousness, we may have flashes of insight or moments of higher connection. However, the stronger the identification with any part of the Personality, the fewer the higher insights or connections we are able to receive. Holding excessive focus upon, or identifying with or as our body, actively blocks impressions from the Soul. Why? Because the Soul has lived lives as all sexes, is fully group-focused, and as such, embodies a collective or universal consciousness. By focusing on our separated individual Lower Self, we are actively turning our back on the state of consciousness of our Higher Self – just like focusing on Fear turns us away from Love.
Therefore, if we are seeking full awakening or enlightenment, the first stage of this requires mastery of body, emotions, and concrete mind, and then alignment and fusion with the Soul. As we master each level of the Personality it essentially drops beneath the threshold of our consciousness. This means eventually, our seat of power shifts from the Lower Self into the Higher Self, and to this exalted state the dense body is not the doorway.
The body is a manifestation of Effects from higher Causes, and so, some degree of insight can be garnered through this reflective nature – but the clarity of insights will be entirely dependent upon how clear the mirror is and how free from illusion, glamour, and maya our perceptions are. This level of clear seeing only becomes fully enabled after the 3rd Initiation, therefore, it is far beyond the vast majority on earth. And so, aside from occasional reflective insights, it is better to focus directly towards the Soul for intuitions rather than onto the dense, low-vibrational form.
You cannot Awaken to High-Vibrational Reality through excessive self-focus, and especially not, through focusing on your most dense, Low-Vibrational Body with Practices of Force!
Wishing you Safe Traveling on your Path