The Recapitulation, a Powerful Tool in the Heart of the Warrior.
The Recapitulation used by the practitioner has two transcendental abstract goals of fulfilling a Universal code that demands that awareness be relinquished at the moment of death and the extreme pragmatic goal of acquiring perceptual fluidity. In other words, The Recapitulation is used to relive all the experiences of ones life to offer the Eagle its food. The average person is not concerned with SEEING. Things look very much the same to them every time they look at the world. However, when ones learns to SEE on the other hand, nothing is ever the same every time they SEE it, and yet it is the same. To the eye of a SEER, a human being is like an egg, and every time they SEE the same person they SEE a luminous egg.
At death the Warrior tricks the Eagle to win his/her freedom. This is one’s chance to have a chance that I have mentioned in previous posts. As with most of my posts there are deeper meanings that can be found with the eyes to see, and the ears to hear, the Heart to feel, and the Reason shut down (Inner Silence). I ask the reader to note that this post is written in common speak. As a Rose by any other name or spelling, is still a Rose. All one need do is feel the intent behind the words to receive their meaning. Power rests on the kind of knowledge that one holds. What is the sense of knowing things that are useless? They will not prepare us for our unavoidable encounter with the unknown.
At the moment of death of an ordinary person the awareness flies up to the Eagle’s beak and is consumed, simply because that’s what the Eagle eats. However, the Warrior uses The Recapitulation as his/her secret weapon to offer the Eagle it’s awareness happy meal while the warrior darts pass the Eagle to be free keeping his/her awareness. This is the Eagle’s Gift to the Warrior who has struggled all their life to live the Warrior’s Way. There is a world of happiness where there is no difference between things, there is no one there to ask about the difference. But that is not the world of the average man. Some people have the vanity to believe that they live in two worlds, but that is only their vanity.
There are a few basics we must discuss before we get to the actual practice of The Recapitulation. I Am not going to pull any punches here as it matters to me not whether one Recapitulates their life or not. The choice is simple. Become food for the Eagle at the moment of your death or offer the Eagle its happy meal and move into the freedom of infinity.
Definition of The Recapitulation
1 : a concise summary
2 : the hypothetical occurrence in an individual organism’s development of successive stages resembling the series of ancestral types from which it has descended so that the ontogeny of the individual retraces the phylogeny of its group.
3 : the third section of a sonata form
Well that’s the white-mans definition of The Recapitulation. For the Warrior. The Recapitulation has a much different meaning and purpose. As you will soon SEE.
The Recapitulation of a Dying Person
The Recapitulation is a natural act. It is the last act of a living being just before the disintegration of their individuality, at the moment of death. Let’s face it, we have an appointment with power in our life. We can’t take this meat stick with us into the Eagles emanations, only Spirit. We have a chance to keep our experiences and lessons learned and take them into our next great definitive journey if one so chooses.
People that have been revived after being declared clinically dead often report that their “whole life passed before them“. Is it that outlandish to think that because we remember, we are? Our capacity to associate and remember is what gives us our sense of individual identity and continuity. It seems natural to me that in the moment just before ceasing to be, we would remember all those events that caused us to identify ourselves as ourselves during our life here on earth. This is the moment when our EGO I, in taking its leave, enjoys reliving for the last time all that it will no longer be able to remember, and all that it will no longer be. This experience of reliving the events of one’s life is The Recapitulation. A Warrior thinks of his/her death when things become unclear. The idea of death is the only thing that tempers our Spirit.
Those rare people who revive possess an increased capacity to appreciate their existence, living with a better sense of equilibrium, force, impeccability, and decision-making than they have ever had before. One must ask why? This is due not only to having been close to death, which without a doubt nourishes an awareness of life, as well as a partial Recapitulation of their life while dead as given them a Burst of Awareness.
The Burst of Awareness from The Recapitulation
Once the body has completed its final Recapitulation, a burst of total awareness occurs, Burn with the fire from within, that last only for a moment before the Eagle consumes the awareness of the dying person. Therefore thanks to The Recapitulation we become pure awareness. Yep, that Eagle is a glutton. He likes his happy meals super-sized.
Warrior’s ask, Why wait for the moment of death for The Recapitulation, and that burst of awareness? Why not Recapitulate before and make use of the burst of awareness and its power to change our lives now? Discovering The Recapitulation as a means of liberating and developing awareness has a Universal value. It’s not done simply because we are all going to die and Recapitulate anyway. The effects of The Recapitulation are too far-reaching to be ignored. When one considers their Totality. A Warrior has no honor, no dignity, no family, no name, no country, they have only life to be lived. Under such circumstances, their only tie to their fellow-man is their controlled folly.
As stated The Recapitulation is the reliving of past experiences. While one is still alive and during The Recapitulation one can restore, change, or cast off lost or given energies during those experiences. Let say during The Recapitulation one has received some negative energy from a past experience. One can Recapitulate that experience and change that energy to something of a positive value or better said, return the negative energy to the sender. Therefore change the experience to a better point of view. Or even retrieve lost energy from some past experience we left behind. Another option is to change the energy from some past experience lost in the Body Memory. Thus, in essence changing the experience lost in the Body Memory. True it doesn’t change the experience, but it can change one experience of the experience.
The Recapitulation and Body Memory
Something needs to be made crystal clear, that The Recapitulation does not refer to the ordinary memory. The Recapitulation is the not-doing of the memory. While ordinary memories deal only with thoughts, which are simply EGO memories by means of the Internal Dialogue to which we add images. The Recapitulation as more to do with a sense memory having to do with feelings and it does so by liberating the feelings stored within the body memory.
The vast majority of us are emotionally tied to our past, which is to be expected since the past provides the support that the EGO uses to justify itself. The past determines what we are, EGO Wise, and makes us feel justified in maintaining our everyday behaviors even though these behaviors maybe be causing great harm, to ourselves and to those we love. Come to think of it, a large part of our time is spent remembering past experiences. Never realizing that what we are remembering is not reality. But interpretations of the reality we experienced in the past. We are unaware of the real past because the EGO has the need to justify itself through the images and the Internal Dialogue it creates so it can hear itself think to justify its existence. Creating a history it wishes to believe.
However, the awareness of what we have truly lived and experienced is not totally lost. It is in the Body Memory, an alternate memory hidden in the awareness of the other self. Which has nothing to do with the interpretation of the EGO. These Body Memories are possible to recover. The Recapitulation is a bodily experience contained in the totality of our being that allows us to relive the feelings implicit in the events without the EGO images and interpretations. During The Recapitulation of a past event one may come to realize that the information provided by The Recapitulation may not coincide with what our ordinary mental memory says about that event or our own existence for that matter. Intent is not a thought, or an object, or a wish. Intent is what makes a person succeed when their thoughts tell them that they are defeated. It operates in spite of the Warrior’s indulgence. Intent is what make him/her invulnerable. Intent is what sends the consciousness through walls, through space, to infinity.
Therefore, The Recapitulation is not remembering something that was and no longer is. Rather, it represents an encounter with something that continues to operate in us right down to the present moment, profoundly affecting each and every instant of our present life. In this present moment each and every one of us is tied to other people long forgotten. To an unlimited number of places, objects, people, and situations that are not apparent at first glance. All of these ties are in reality filaments of our Energy Body that are attached to all these people, places, situations, and things, though out our lives. We drag these attached filaments around with us like an enormous weight that keeps us fixed in our old routines, our old ways of thinking and living. Thus, when we want to move, change, intend, create, and undertake something completely new to us. We find we can’t. The people with whom we interact in the present, although they may be different ones, we find the events will repeat themselves time and time again.
The Recapitulation A Doorway to Freedom
So why bother with our past? Shouldn’t we be concerned with our present? Haven’t we been told to live in the here and now?
The world is all that is encased here life, death, people, and everything else that surrounds us. The world is incomprehensible. We won’t ever understand it, or unravel its secrets. Thus we must treat the world as it is. A sheer mystery! These past events or experiences being referred to are still registered on our bodies. I Am not referring to events that happened a long time ago, (History), but with the past that is still in effect right now, in our lifetime. The experiences that happened to us that have effected our present moment. These experiences are determining our way of thinking, of being, of experiencing this present moment and our interpretation of this moment. The people we interact with, which things are easy for us or difficult. Our weak points or strong points, how we dress, our way of loving, all those characteristics that would be included in Who I Am or Who I Am Not. More importantly the way we live our lives in the present moment.
Therefore we can deduce that The Recapitulation is a Doorway to Freedom if we choose to walk through it. Here’s how! We can know directly, without interpretations, how the EGO is formed, what things we renounced, what promises from the past we secretly drag along behind, how it is we come to believe who and what we believe we are. We are capable of perceiving the EGO as a fabrication during stages and experiences of life. Realizing the EGO is not as real or definite as we have been lead to believe. Mostly by the EGO its self. This then means we are capable of change. It means we are not condemned by this vulgar belief in history we call our past. This implies that we can know what our structured routines are, then we have the necessary information for determining what not-doing we should partake in The Recapitulation for dismantling our routines and the EGO, for erasing Personal History and losing Self Importance. Personal history must be constantly renewed by the EGO, by telling family, friends everything one does. For a Warrior who has no personal history, no explanations are needed. Nobody is angry or disillusioned with their acts. Above all, no one pins them down with their thoughts and their expectations.
We can then choose how to live, how to be, and what type of world we want to live in. We can abandon repetition of behaviors, eliminate boredom, and replace them with the magic, mystery, amazement and joy of a life fulfilled. When nothing is for sure we remain alert, perennially on our toes so to speak. It is more exciting not to know which brush the rabbit is hiding behind than to behave as though we knew everything.
If by chance you don’t what or need these things in your life. How about the effect of increased Energy from The Recapitulation by detaching these foreign filaments losing the parts of others that prevent us from living a full life. No, OK, be a Happy Meal.
Techniques for The Recapitulation
There are many ways to Recapitulate. First let me clarify that these exercises of The Recapitulation and the Recapitulation proper are not one in the same. Exercises of The Recapitulation can bring us to Recapitulate, but they do not in themselves constitute Recapitulation. True Recapitulation comes from the body memory without the help of any method or procedures. It has its own dynamics according to the way the energy body handles itself as a field of energy.
One of my favorites is being buried in a box in the earth for short or long periods, over night if possible. This probably is the fastest and easiest method. No, don’t like that one. Don’t worry your time will come.
All one needs is a wooden box, a list of events to Recapitulate and some special breathing techniques I will expand upon. These breathing techniques can and should be used with all techniques or exercises of The Recapitulation. Because there are over thirteen exercises that one can do to facilitate The Recapitulation. I Am not going to explain each and every one of them. As that would take up much to much of my valuable time. And to be honest, I Am just not feeling it. If one is truly interested in the freedom The Recapitulation has to offer one will find a way to contact me or research the web. I Am done with holding your hand, it’s time you act. I will offer you this, look for a book called Magical Passages it has these exercises and a lot more that can change your life. Who knows, you may just save your awareness as well.
Some use trees to Recapitulate but then one would have to talk with trees. Plus one would have to know when the trees are awake. Yes, trees sleep. Not like us, but they sleep never the less. Sounds boring doesn’t? Well it’s not Meat Stick. Imagine being suspended in a tree 30 to 50 feet up in the air on a branch you hope holds your weight over night. Yep, I’ll bet you would be talking to that tree all right. And I’ll bet you come down from that experience with new love for life as well. Nothing like looking death in the eyes to awaken the life in ones Spirit. Not recommended for the weak in Heart.
Breathing The Recapitulation
Breathing is the magic element in the process of The Recapitulation, through which you can direct the repairs to your Energy Body energetic structure.
I will start with the breathing exercise because it is the key to The Recapitulation. Plus it is something we do naturally. However the breathing we normally do and the breathing of The Recapitulation are as different as night and day. In truth one needs only the breathing technique to start The Recapitulation process so The Recapitulation can be done while dropping the kids off at the pool, (Taking a dump or leaving one would be more accurate), if one so desires, and I find this is one of the best times to Recapitulate anyway. So might as well make the best of the situation and multitask.
The breathing is actually two parts, the inhalation and the exhalation. Seems natural but they serve two different purposes. Which I will expand upon. Note, however during The Recapitulation exercise only one aspect of the breathing cycle should be focused on. Either the inhalation for the purpose of gathering energy back from the event. Or the exhalation for removing unwanted energy from the event. It’s a good idea not to do them both at the same time as this will confuse the energies inside the beginner. So breathe in or breathe out, but not at the same time.
The Inhalation is the principal movement in the exercise of The Recapitulation. It is the central element, as its name (inhale) indicates. It is the inhalation that pulls or attracts the energies lost in the event being Recapitulated where we find an experience that has left us feeling incomplete. The inhalation will aid us in recovering the luminous fibers that have been left along the way in the experience. Pulling these back to our Energy Body receiving the energy we lost.
To accomplish this, one must be relaxed in body and mind with the spinal column straight, with eyes closed. This is where the box comes in handy.
Begin by having your head facing forward with your lungs empty. Without inhaling turn your head until it faces over your right shoulder. Start a slow inhale, move your head 180 degrees as you breath in until your lungs are full and your head is now facing over your left shoulder. Both movement and breathing should be slow and synchronized. From the left shoulder, hold the air while turning your head to the center starting position then slowly exhale. Repeat this process until your body says it has had enough.
Usually in each process one only needs a few minutes. The hard part is intending which energy to leave and which one to receive. This is why it’s best to do one or the other breathing exercises depending on the event.
The Exhalation is the central element of the process and its purpose is to separate or detach the luminous fibers that one has picked up or attached from another to your own Energy Body during an event. Or in other words, energy received during an event that you no longer wish to feel. An example of this might be a “promise” that we made long ago that we no longer wish to be contracted or honor NOW in our life.
Begin as before with the head facing the center position. From this position take in a deep breath than turn your head to the left should, slowing exhale turning your head 180 degrees to the right shoulder until the lungs are empty. Again both movement and breathing should be synchronized. With your lungs empty turn your head to the center starting position and repeat the process. Your body will tell you through feeling, when to stop.
This process liberates the foreign luminous filaments attached to you during an event returning the energy back from where it came. Freeing one from the extra dead weight we drag behind during our life time. Giving one a feeling of lightness an almost floating feeling.
Only the one doing The Recapitulation can decide which process is needed. Sometimes and it is recommended that a list be made of the events needing to be Recapitulated but most of us are lazy and this list building can take as long as a year to complete. Myself, I find when an event comes to mind I Recapitulate the event there and then. Sometimes right after the event thus the event is still fresh in the mind. The Box is great because it eliminates outside distractions and frees the mind from the senses so the past event can be relived and all the feelings felt.
The Recapitulation and the Eagle
One might be asking what all this has to do with the Eagle and our death. The greatest flaw of human beings is to remain glued to the inventory of REASON. Reason doesn’t deal with man as energy. Reason deals with instruments that create energy, but it has never seriously occurred to reason that we are better than instruments. We are an organism that create energy, we are energy. In our so-called modern societies, one of the central doings on which is built the EGO of the individual, and by extension the EGO of the society, is the denial of death. We are trained at a very young age to forget that we are born to die. We never talk about death, yet we measure the extent of a natural event by how many lives were lost. Go figure! By the denial of one’s death we lose the magic of being alive. In our society it is the custom to buy Life Insurance, to pay for our own burial on credit, to inherit property, and the violent shock produced when we witness another person’s death are some of the examples of how we have been trained to consider ourselves immoral. We are prepared to pay almost any price in order to keep on believing we are immoral.
As long as man feels that he is the most important thing in the world, he cannot really appreciate the world around him. He is like a horse with blinders, all he sees is himself, apart from everything else.
Just look at all the religions selling eternal life, if one will only obey, submit, and do what we tell you to do. We put our faith and belief in such dogma that we forget the more subtle aspects such as Inner Silence, using death as an adviser, losing self-importance, erasing personal history, and the practice of leading a more simple life style. It just seems strange to me that we forget the one inevitable event in our lives because death represents the mysterious, the unknown. Therefore we fear the mysterious and the unknown. It doesn’t matter how one was brought up. What determines the way one does anything is personal power. A Warrior is only the sum of their personal power, and that sum determines how they live and how they die.
At the bottom of all this deception is the EGO. Because being a Spiritual being it’s the EGO that dies at death and it fears this event, and rightly so. Faced with death the EGO is reduced to what it really is. Nothing, nothing at all. Death is not the negation of life. Rather it’s the negation of the EGO. Life on the other hand is sustained by death. The awareness of our death is one way to carry us alive beyond the boundaries of the EGO. While the EGO has no way of dealing with death our Spirit/Energy Body as a field of energy has intrinsic knowledge of its true nature and destiny. Spirit as the true self can deal directly with the mysterious/unknown and interact with the unknown without interference from the non-comprehension of the rational mind or as I call it REASON. People have been telling us from the time we were born that the world is such and such and so and so. Naturally we have no choice but to accept the world is the way people have been telling us. Or do we?
Thus the awareness of death is a doorway to the awareness of being. We are luminous beings, fields of energy. So at or before death feed the Eagle your other self, (EGO) while your Spirit darts past the Eagle to be free. The art of a Warrior is to balance the terror of being a man/woman with the wonder of being a man/woman.
Mortals enjoy the value of each precious moment, they know with total certainty that death is stalking them, that their appointment with power will have to be kept without fail. Since death can touch us at any moment, Warriors give themselves to it before hand, (EGO, The happy meal), considering each and every act their last act on earth. Therefore Warriors give the best of themselves. Warriors make the awareness of their inevitable death their cornerstone of knowledge and struggle of this life. Instead of believing in empty values and abstract ideas that would give them false ideas about their destiny. They rest their knowledge on the one sure event in life. Yep, DEATH. Presto, your free!
The Recapitulation will give the Warrior the speed, sobriety, ruthlessness, cunning, patience, control, disciple, forbearance, timing, will, impeccability and sweetness needed to win their freedom. All characteristics of a seasoned Warrior. Remember the Eagle’s gift of freedom is not a bestowal, but a chance to have a chance. I will leave you with one of my favorite poems.
I Am already given to the power that rules my fate.
I cling to nothing, so I will have nothing to defend.
I have no thoughts, so I will see.
I fear nothing, so I will remember myself.
Detached and at ease. I will dart past the Eagle to be free.