Published on April 3, 2021
Well that was a lot... haha! Not sure if anyone else found March to be a bit of a whirlwind, but I'm not so sure the analogy "goes out like a lamb" holds up in 2021... Regardless of whether you felt the sometimes erratic nature of the 3rd Body during the course of March or not, all of that energy was build up to this point, and here is where [ideally] the Neutral, or Meditative Mind steps in for the final process of any great idea - planning, following procedure, and practical application.
The 4th Body is the final stage of the thought process; the slowest, most methodical, and thoroughly research-oriented of the mind's aspects. If the Negative Mind lives in the past and the Positive Mind in the future, the Neutral Mind has both feet squarely in the present. It doesn't take much stock in what was or might be, it wants to know and assess what is knowable now. In this very moment. It is concerned with only truth and balance of opposites. It's the middle path; solid, steady, and some would argue a little too rigid at times. After all, there is strength in 4 walls and stability in 4 pillars, but are those walls keeping us safe or imprisoned? Are those pillars holding up society or preserving an outmoded dogma keeping us trapped in the old ways?
Our Neutral Minds give us the capacity to be open to everything. And I do mean EVERYTHING. It lives to witness the depth and breadth of infinity - to be in a state of neutrality opens one to the limitlessness of possibilities, where life can be a play of polarity and we get to step back and witness just how profound it can be if we consider all sides and perspectives.
The number 4 will also represent the 4th Charka, the Heart. The meeting point between heaven and earth - Anahata. Arguably the most important organ for our survival; energetically, the seat of our emotion, which gives life purpose and meaning beyond the mundane. When we live with an open heart, we live with compassion, with kindness; because we don't just know, we feel. When others hurt, we hurt. When they love, we feel love. It is through the union of the Neutral Mind and Heart where we truly see the human capacity for acts of service; because in service, we do not just give love, we give systems to make life better for others, carefully crafted over time with dedication and energy... which also happens to be fueled by love. It's not enough to love people if those people are hungry - you can't eat love... so you feed people, and then they can feel something other than hunger. Pretty simple, really. The Neutral Mind is nothing if not practical.
It is with the 4th Body where we really see things get done. It knows that the world is a complicated place and can be challenging to navigate, so it has allowed us to figure out how to build blueprints, chart maps, and demystify systems built to control and oppress in order to make them accessible to all. Because again, all are equal to the Neutral Mind and until reality reflects that, well then there's still work to be done.