Resistance is futile.
Star Trek fans know well that these are Borg words, always spoken just before they assimilate their victims into the "collective."
I've been pondering the deeper meaning of this phrase, and of resistance in general, for some time now.
Anyone who has studied martial arts knows that resistance gives power to the other side. Wise people know, often at an unconscious level, that emotional or mental resistance creates the same thing. When we don't give our opponent anything to fight against, when we simply melt away, he or she falls forward and flounders.
In an electrical circuit, resistance creates a backup in the flow of current, and doesn't allow all of the current to flow through. (Note: I'm planning to do more learning about electricity, as I have a hunch it will reveal quite a lot, metaphorically, about other energy flows.)
I've experienced that pain, both physical and emotional, is simply resistance to something we don't want in our lives. And our ultimate resistance in the body, the ultimate fear, is to death.
What if resistance is an inherent part of living in a physical body? I have come to understand that we begin as beings of energy, bodiless, a part of All That Is. I don't know what kind of consciousness exists then; I suspect it is the ecstatic communion of connection with everything that exists, not aware of any separate existence. Then, it seems, we choose to become physical. "Where" we find ourselves then, upon being born, is a function of the energy frequencies on which we have chosen to focus (karma). Coming into the human physical plane seems to mean forgetting that there is no time, forgetting that we are creators with the power to instantly manifest matter simply by manipulating energy frequencies. We choose to experience separation from the whole, and spend our life resisting absorption back into it.
Hold on, resistance is futile!
That's right. The connection to All That Is is always there. In these human bodies, we have the illusion that we are separate, that we will "die" when our physical body disintegrates...and while it's true that the specific DNA that I am made of will never exist again, the energy frequency that is "me" is what attracted and created that DNA, not the other way around. Closer to the truth: the physical matter that is I is different at every moment, and where I choose to place my focus shifts the DNA at every moment. So I'm "dying" and recreating myself moment by moment anyway. Death is an illusion, part of this beautiful fable we've created so that we can play the game of separation from All That Is, so that All That Is can experience itself from billions of different perspectives.
Is resistance simply fear?
What happens, then, when there's no resistance? Is it possible to be in a body without resistance, or are we just giant electrical circuits with energy channeling through our atoms and cells until they finally burn out? Do people who live with less resistance live longer? This, however, starts to go into questions of destiny and life purpose.
We all seem to have resistance to energy flows in various parts of our bodies, based on patterns we carried in our soul's energy frequency before we were born. These patterns must be connected with why we are here; when each type of resistance (fear) can be seen, acknowledged, and then released, a new energy frequency comes in with slightly less resistance than before.
It's as if some of us are more open to a higher "voltage" coming through and have a greater capacity to channel (allow) All That Is through us. Others are in resistance and burn out quickly. Everyone's capacity is different...does this depend on our own resonant frequencies? Are those of us who are extremely sensitive or fine-tuned able to handle more energy than those on a grosser, more corporeal level? I don't mean this in any judgemental sense of some being "better" or "worse," any more than I would say a peony is more beautiful than a maple tree. I would add that I don't really know what it means to be sensitive or fine-tuned, and I have a sense that each of us has a higher level of sensitivity when we are in tune with our own integrity.
It seems that the level of resistance manifests in a physical way via the DNA we choose. It seems likely that DNA is simply the tuning device that our soul's energy uses to bring our bodies into material existence. Bruce Lipton and others have demonstrated that we can change our DNA with our thoughts. When we truly choose openness, in integrity and with every cell of our being, and we discard the conditioning of our "past," it seems we can then reduce resistance and create a body that is in harmony with our own soul's core frequency. Many things on the "outside" conspire to trigger resistance in us: chemical pollutants, stressors related to overcrowding (noise, lack of perceived space, lack of access to natural life), energies coming from those humans who have chosen to live in lack rather than abundance (guilt and all its associated emotions). It takes an individual with strong energy to CHOOSE to remain open and hold that core energy of light and love in the midst of lower-level frequencies. I hypothesize that the way to access this strong energy, that we all possess, is to stop wasting energy resisting who we really are. It takes a phenomenal amount of energy to hide or reject parts of ourselves. And this is key: accepting every part of ourselves, without going into a frequency of judgement, means accepting every part of All That Is, without judgement. In this holographic universe, what is inside is outside. I have a little bit of Gandhi in me, and a little bit of Hitler.
The Mother, partner of Sri Aurobindo in Pondicherry, India, spoke of experiencing a golden energy that is present all around us but not tangible to most. My sense is that we humans are all beings of light, capable of so much more than we know. Scientists don't know what a huge part of our DNA is for, and so they call it "junk." Quantum physicists like Nassim Haramein are now demonstrating that there is an infinite, nearly untapped energy available in every tiny speck of existence. Is this the golden energy that the Mother experienced? When we reach a level of no resistance (or nearly none?), when we are living in total acceptance and openness to what is...when we get out of the way and let energy flow through us, then perhaps more of our DNA is activated and we have access to the infinite abundance of the universe.
Resistance is futile. This doesn't mean, however, that we will be assimilated--we already have been. Each of our unique selves is a part of All That Is, and has always been so, and will always be so.
(I won't get started on the subject of time...at this moment...)