1. Re-opening the Crown Chakra is a significant spiritual event. When the crown chakra opens, it is often felt/experienced as a shift away from Normal Consciousness towards a state of consciousness that is obviously different thanyour day-to-day normal conscious experience. When your crown chakra opens, you feel a shift into something “something more.” When you experience this shift, however brief it may be, we say you have experienced a Connection Event.
  2. When a connection event occurs, you can experience everything from subtle insight and expanded awareness (for example, suddenly you are aware of the magnificence and beauty of nature) to blistering cosmic ecstasy and expansive cosmic enlightenment.
  3. We can analyze and categorize connection events along five Connection Axes, these being
    1. Connection Quality,
    2. Connection Intensity,
    3. Connection Duration,
    4. Connection Content, and
    5. Connection Outcome.
  4. Over the centuries, many names have been given to connection events.
  5. The names given to connection eventstypically are driven by the intensity and content of the event.
  6. When people experience low intensity events they call the experiences
    1. Aesthetic Experience (Panzarella 1980),
    2. Flow Experiences (Bakker 2005),
    3. Peak Experiences (Lanier et al. 1996),
    4. Deep Flow experiences, and so on.
  7. More powerful connection events are given names like
    1. Christ Consciousness,
    2. the experience of Cosmic Bliss,
    3. the experience of Spiritual Marriage (St. Teresa of Avila 2007),
    4. or even Union with God.
  8. The naming of a connection event varies by intensity and content, but also by culture and religious tradition.
    1. In ancient Vedic traditions, a powerful connection event may be known as Ritambharapragya.
    2. In Buddhist traditions, Satori is the name for a moderately powerful connection event that leds to awakening, understanding, and realization of some truth or truths while Kensho is the name given to the experience when you “realize” you are not your bodily ego but in fact your Highest Self. Diago is the name for an experience of “Great Enlightenment,” or a a final, absolute enlightenment when one understand the nature of God, reality, and Self.
    3. In scientific traditions, connection events are referred to as Pure Consciousness Events (Forman 1986) or Transcendental Experiences (Akyalcin, Greenway, and Milne 2008; Bourque 1969) or even Quantum Change Events (Bien 2004) .
  9. If we think of Consciousness like water and your Physical Unit (your body) as a water glass or vessel, then when a connection event occurs, water fills the glass/consciousness fills the vessel. How high the water level goes, and how fast it enters, determines the intensity of the experience. More water means a more intense connection event. The flow of consciousness/water into the vessel is illustrated in this simple graphic animation.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_5oZV4CuIE
  10. You can conceptualize the amount of Consciousness in the body as your Consciousness Quotient or CQ. CQ, which ranges from 0 to 100, is a heuristic value indicating the strength and durability of one’s connection to The Fabric.

References

Akyalcin, Errol, Philip Philip Greenway education monash edu au Greenway, and Lisa Milne. 2008. “MEASURING TRANSCENDENCE: EXTRACTING CORE CONSTRUCTS.” Journal of Transpersonal Psychology 40(1):41–59.

Bakker, Arnold B. 2005. “Flow among Music Teachers and Their Students: The Crossover of Peak Experiences.” Journal of Vocational Behavior 66(1):26–44. doi: 10.1016/j.jvb.2003.11.001.

Bien, Thomas H. 2004. “Quantum Change and Psychotherapy.” Journal of Clinical Psychology (5):493.

Bourque, Linda Brookover. 1969. “Social Correlates of Transcendental Experiences.” Sociological Analysis 30(3):151–63.

Forman, Robert K. C. 1986. “Pure Consciousness Events and Mysticism.” Sophia 25(April):49–58.

Lanier, L. S., G. Privette, S. Vodanovich, and C. M. Bundrick. 1996. “Peak Experiences: Lasting Consequences and Breadth of Occurrences Among Realtors, Artists, and a Comparison Group.” Journal of Social Behavior and Personality 11(4):781.

Panzarella, R. 1980. “The Phenomenology of Aesthetic Experiences.” Journal of Humanistic Psychology 20:70–85.

St. Teresa of Avila. 2007. Interior Castle. Kindle. New York: Dover Publications.

 

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