Activating Higher Centered States through Ascending Hormones

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January, 2015 is the month of activation. Much has been said about activation, projects, talents, abilities and much that is in our external reality but there is much more. Here I am going to expand the topic of activation to include Higher Centers, higher octaves of hormones, and access to the quantum field.

We are living in a time that the Hopis and the Mayans call the fifth sun, a time of major transformation on not only this planet but throughout the entire solar system. For example climate change is not confined to the earth alone at present but is taking place on every planet of this system including the sun itself. Indeed there is a new sun in the sky, a different sun in terms of what is taking place within it. Atmospheres are changing, magnetic fields are shifting, temperatures are alternating and scientists are barely able to keep up with the piles of statistics pouring in from outer space. Much of it is not shared with the public out of concern.

Here on earth everything is changing from our international relations, to communications technologies, new apps for everything, virtual reality development, artificial intelligence, energy sources, medical advances, economic paradigms, banking, food production, life extension, and so on. So does this mean it is all happening to us, for us, against us, or what? What is happening? Whatever is happening it is all a result of activation and now, this month we are going into hyper drive regarding activation.

Not only are technologies and inventions of every stripe activating, but so are our deeper emotions and this is a mixed blessing. Some of our deepest emotions are related to yearnings for peace, love, cooperation, freedom, compassion, and all those things that could turn this world into a paradise. These emotions are activating in the entire human race right now and they create huge movements of change. One example might be the great desire for humans to eat healthy clean food without chemicals, antibiotics, dyes, flavor enhancers, and all the additives motivated by the desire for bigger profits for the very few. These deep yearning are helping to create a revolution in the food industry.

However buried within these deep positive emotions are parasite emotions that are being triggered as well. For example poisoning the highly positive desire for freedom of expression are deep resentments for all the oppression that has come before or continues to exert its influence. This resentment and rage seeks its expression as well and becomes focused on easy targets. Men tend to blame women and women blame men. Fundamentalist conservatives blame liberals and liberals blame conservatives. Fundamentalist zealots in the Middle East blame western powers and so on. These rages are now boiling to the surface demanding some kind of justice, vengeance, attack, punishment and the like. So you can see that violent, out of control, destructive mayhem can easily take over based on surface emotions whose underlying source is actually something good and very human.

During this period there will tend to be a boiling off of the dross from the heating pan so that the purified essence is revealed. This burning off period can be very ugly indeed smelling horrifically bad for a while until all the toxins are gone. Not everyone will survive this purifying period, especially those involved in the greatest and most violent acts of revenge and terror. Keep in mind however that there is not much difference between a terrorist setting off a bomb and a chemist putting known carcinogens into our food for the sake of profit. The only difference is in their motivations, kill for vengeance, kill for profit; one is more dramatic, one is subtle.

Many people have spoken about the phenomenon of time speeding up, the frequency going up on the planet, the shift from magnetic fields to crystalline fields around the body, the waking of the DNA and its transformation at this time. All of these things may be occurring but perhaps in a different way than had been previously thought. People still tend to think in the old concrete ways of cause and effect, that these things are causing life to change. However could it be that these are all symptoms of changes that have already been initiated by our deepest desires for transformation?

One of the phenomena that we can expect to see ramping up this month is the activation of Higher Centers. Most people are familiar with the standard centers, emotion, thinking, and action centers and the autonomic nervous system governing processes like blood pressure, heart rate, breathing, digesting and the like. These centers and their activities accompany our everyday normal experiences. When we walk, move our arms, clench our fists, turn our heads, roll our eyes we are using the action or moving center. When we feel glad, excited, nurturing, sad, angry, ashamed, or guilty we are using the emotional center. When we think about what to buy at the hardware store, plan a meeting, write up an explanatory document, or give directions we are using our intellectual center. When we fart, pee, shit, yawn, or sneeze we are showing signs that our instinctive center is activated. Of course these centers are not so neatly divided because they tend to work synergistically with one another. We turn our heads and salivate enviously in response to a person eating an ice cream on a hot day and wonder where the ice cream store is so we can get one too. That involves all the centers at once.

The lower centers are absolutely necessary for life and are the basis for being human. Without emotions a person might just as well be a robot. So what defines a human being is the presence of all the centers in operation. If one or more seem missing then we call that person defective, disabled, challenged, crippled, in a coma, or machinelike, inhuman.

Just as the standard or lower centers are tied into the hormonal system of the body, the higher centers are keyed into the higher frequencies or higher octaves of the same set of hormones. The hormones operate from the instinctive center so this center has both a higher version and an ordinary or lower version like the others.

The Higher Moving Center depends upon the higher octaves of certain hormones regulated by the instinctive center. When people walk on hot coals and do not get burned they are using the Higher Moving Center. Hormones are protecting their skin from getting burned. Another way of saying this is that the hormones are communicating with the nervous system that in these circumstances there need not be a reactive response from the body. Believe it or not what this is saying is that the body being burned has to do with the belief by the body that it is being burned. If the body receives the message that it is not burnable right now, it will not react with symptoms of being burned. The hormones carry that message. The same would be true when a shaman puts a hot coal in her or his mouth to do healing work on someone, like for instance welding their broken bone.

Higher octave hormones are responsible for incredible miracles of the body including the disappearance of tumors, cancers, and all manner of illnesses that the body thought it had. This is usually a combination of the higher moving center with the higher emotional center. That is why people that run fire walking ceremonies take considerable time to raise people up to highly inspired states and emotional open states of consciousness before having them actually step on the coals.

One time a very heavy wood stove being readied for installation fell over onto my daughter Anna when she was about a year old. Miraculously the door swung open and the stove stopped its downward descent while her head remained inside the stove. Like lightening and without thinking I leaped up and lifted the wood stove off of her as if it were a cardboard box. The stove weighed around five hundred pounds and later I could not budge it by myself. Anna was none the worse for wear except for a bunch of ashes all over her and a fright causing her to cry. The stove was not lit at the time.

In a response to an immediate emergency, hormones instantaneously shifted to higher octaves giving my muscles superhuman strength. I had no time to contemplate that I was not strong enough to move the stove. Obviously I was strong enough when I believed I was.

Action is what triggers the Higher Moving Center. You may be skiing, engaged in high speed athletics like football, playing tennis, running, lifting weights, engaged in martial arts and so on when the higher moving center kicks in. the challenge is that most of the time you cannot plan for it or control it, it just happens. For example one time in Peru, four people attacked me all at the same time, totally intent on mugging me. I reacted with a martial arts move that knocked them all to the ground even though I am not a black belt in anything. Hormones kicked in giving me not only incredible speed and strength, but subconscious or hyper conscious knowhow. None of them were hurt, however they did all run away in terror.

The Higher Emotional Center kicks in through an emotion, usually bliss, love, or joy. Essence sees that there is an opportunity to go to another level where there can be an experience of oneness. This may be in response to emotionally stimulating music, a vision of phenomenal beauty such as a sunrise, or sunset, a dramatic storm, the sudden appearance of a perfectly beautiful and powerful animal, or even another human being. Initially there might be attraction, appreciation, surprise, happiness, or love and then the higher octaves of hormones kick in and the event goes into an extraordinary state that may verge on the unreal or miraculous. The frequent response that people have to such events is to say, “I’ll never forget the sight of her.” Or “I’ll never forget that thundering herd of buffalo hurtling over the log in the early morning mist in Yellowstone so many years ago.” It’s that unforgettable quality that lets you know you have had a higher centered experience.

Sometimes the Higher Emotional Center can be triggered by the moving center. This happens frequently during a sexual experience when the heart suddenly opens and the sex moves into a wondrous experience of love. And yes, the intellectual center can stimulate the higher Emotional Center as well after some moments of thinking about the cosmos, the universe, God, or something truly amazing. After all the Higher Centers are not divided off from each other, rather they tend to stimulate each other to open simultaneously. When they all open at once you are in for a truly extraordinary experience.

These amazing experiences are often tied to consumption of traditional natural plant medicines from around the world that open up the consciousness such as Peyote, Psilocybin Mushrooms, Ayahuasca, Eboga, Huachuma, and the like. This is why many war veterans with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome) respond so well to these plants and the ceremonies that surround them. Higher Centered Experiences always trump traumatic ones. Recent research studies with live subjects using Psilocybin mushrooms consistently reported that their experiences were life changing and deeply spiritual. Even after many months they reported no change in their high regard for the Higher Centered experience they had. Bear in mind that to have a Higher Centered experience using these plants, the set and setting must be conducive so just going off to a party and taking mushrooms does not a Higher Centered experience make.

The reason for the skepticism and fear demonstrated by the authorities in the United States where these medicines are mostly banned, is directly connected to their suspicion of Higher Centered experiences that often lead to counter culture values. For example a person having a Higher Centered experience is not going to be interested much in the latest fads, going shopping, or investing in the stock market.

The Higher Intellectual Center is related to our ability to think about ideas, analyze, and problem solve. It may not be terribly interesting to contemplate something like a logarithm, a chemistry formulation, or method to tweak a car engine to become more efficient. What is terrifically interesting is synergy of ideas, new applications of these formulations, or quantum leaps of the mind in relation to them. These constitute the great ah ha’s of history, the Eureka moments, the fabulous moment when the scales fall from our eyes and we are able to rise up out of our myopic and concrete way of thinking and grasp the big, bigger, biggest picture of all. That is the higher centered experience. This is the moment code breakers wait for and when it happens, that breakthrough moment, notice that it is not just a reaction of the mind. It is a full bodied experience with whoops of emotion, leaps into the air, big hugs all around, tears, laughter, the whole enchilada of emotions, thoughts, and actions synergistically merged into a grand experience that is in a word, “UNFORGETABLE.” Recall this is what happens at control central when a spaceship is successful landing on Mars.

So what about those hormones and the intellectual center? Are they involved? You bet they are. When a person has been contemplating for a long time, working at a problem for many days or hours, looking at all the data trying to see how it fits together in a new way, hormones are active in their bodies and brains. And then it happens. The hormones take a hop into higher octaves and suddenly there it is, in plain sight. The person might think, “Why didn’t I see that all along?” They could not see it from the lower center. Something had to shift to a higher state first and then the answer stared them in the face. This is what Einstein meant when he said you cannot solve a problem from the context that created it. You have to move out of the box so to speak and the only way you can do this is to have a hormone shift. This is something that, as far as I know, is not yet known to science or to the vast majority of people.

Now your most natural next question might be, “How do I stimulate a higher hormone shift?” That would be an excellent question and it is possible to answer that. Let us look first at the traditional ways that this has been done.

One method is absolute exhaustion. You just cannot proceed one more moment, are ready to throw in the towel, are to the point of giving up. This tends to trigger a higher hormone leap that then allows the requisite opening or shift to take place. That, however is painful and hard to get to.

Another method is physical or emotional pain, something that either makes or breaks you. In the past, shamanic peoples or deeply religious fanatics have used pain to break through to higher states. This is part of the experience of the Native American Sundance, four days of fasting and dancing in the brutally hot summer sun. It kills some, but in many it is a breakthrough into Higher Centered States of Consciousness. The same may be said for the Penitentes or Catholics that whip themselves bloody until they have mystical states or those that allow themselves to be bitten by snakes. Bear in mind that the pain of childbirth sometimes results in this dramatic shift in hormones that leads to a Higher Centered experience.

Now although effective these three methods do have their down sides. They are inconvenient to say the least and can lead to unwanted consequences such as death. In some cases they can result in becoming disabled so they are not practical for the average person.

However there are other methods that are less hard on the body like monotony or repetition or doing something that allows you to go into a trance state. Long distance running, trance dancing, chanting for hours on end like the Tibetan Buddhists do, will all prepare you for a possible hormone shift, or not. These methods are tried and true.

Self hypnosis or deep relaxation such as hovering near sleep or being in an isolation tank are also tried and true methods to reach Higher Centered states. Bear in mind that the ancient Greeks practiced incubation to experience some of their most important breakthroughs in philosophy. They learned these deep sensory deprivation and relaxation techniques from the Tibetans, the Mongolians, and the Siberian shamans whom they consorted with.

And then of course there is the tried and true practice of meditation, learning to ignore the chatter of the mind and go into a place of deep no mind, or don’t know mind where one gains access to the logos, the wisdom of the quantum field and mystical states. All you have to do is look at photos or pictures of great mystics like Yogananda, the Buddha, Quan yin, Theresa of Avila and others to see they were having higher centered experiences spawned by their practice of meditation. And yes, they were under the influence of the higher octaves of hormones allowing them to behave in supernatural ways at times. More than one saint has been documented in states of levitation. How is that done? Again Higher octaves of hormonal activity triggered by various practices.

Finally, specific traditional plants that we have already discussed can trigger higher hormonal states. However no method is a guarantee. Higher States come spontaneously when you are ready and when you need to have one. You have to have done your homework. Therefore they tend to happen to older souls way more often than to younger souls who are less likely to have done any preparation and who tend to be suspicious of states that terrify them. It is of little use trying to convince a younger soul of the value of a Higher Centered Experience. Whereas they tend to experience the hormones as fear, an older soul will experience them as bliss.

This year and this month especially is a portal to Higher Centered experience. Grab the opportunities and don’t be afraid. Ride the tiger or the lightening bolt into an experience of awe. It will do you a lot of good at the minimum and could be a life changer in the best of worlds. You may jump up and down and scream, you may burst into tears, you may laugh your ass off, or you may gape with your mouth open in stupefaction and amazement. Whatever happens, enjoy it. The more it happens the more it will happen. Get ready.


José Stevens

José Luis Stevens, PhD is the president and co-founder (with wife Lena) of Power Path Seminars, an international school and consulting firm dedicated to the study and application of shamanism and indigenous wisdom to business and everyday life. José completed a ten-year apprenticeship with a Huichol (Wixarika) Maracame (Huichol shaman) in the Sierras of Central Mexico. In addition, he is studying with Shipibo shamans in the Peruvian Amazon and with Paqos (shamans) in the Andes in Peru. In 1983 he completed his doctoral dissertation at the California Institute of Integral Studies focusing on the interface between shamanism and western psychological counseling. Since then, he has studied cross-cultural shamanism around the world to distill the core elements of shamanic healing and practice. He is the author of twenty books and numerous articles including Encounters With Power, Awaken The Inner Shaman, The Power Path, Secrets of Shamanism, Transforming Your Dragons and How To Pray The Shaman’s Way.

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