Integrity has a feeling, one of being strong from the inside. It is not a feeling of bravado or arrogance nor of pride but, instead, is a feeling of authenticity, a confidence that is – somehow – core and true. Integrity, in part, comes from all parts of us being integrated, all working together, all infused by the light of clarity and honesty, the open-heartedness of calm and understanding, of patience and wisdom.
A meditation practice, and the repetition of it, massages this integration process, this insistence of authenticity such that one is increasingly real and true to heart and clear mind. That integrity feels good, feels whole, and one is respected for that.
Step 13 is Central Channel. To quote the Spirit Fire website on this step:
Step 13 brings awareness to the stream of energy that moves along the spine connecting the energy centers to higher levels of consciousness. Body and ground are now a part of our meditation training, providing the stability necessary to focus on some of the inner energy sciences of The Practice of Living Awareness. The mind, the body, and the subtle energy systems have been incrementally prepared for the last few steps of the practice.
The central channel is core within. It energetically connects the above to the below, and vice versa.It is the subtle energetic reason why a backbone and central nerve exist; they are the dense forms of the subtle central channel. Five of the seven primary chakra centers are aligned along the central channel, and the central channel is the primary avenue of alignment with the higher Self (Soul or beyond), and of the infusion of the higher vibrations of Soul and beyond to calibrate and integrate into a person.
increases the ability to respond to circumstances
aids in discerning deeper meanings
increases vibrancy and flow
increases sense inner-strength
inspires the personality to be a vehicle of the soul
moves one in the direction of their true purpose
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