One way to be spirit man/spirit woman is to open up the present moment. The present moment opens up to us and takes us into a different world when we allow the daily fluff to dissipate. The daily fluff consists of the myriad thoughts that make up the human conditioned thought-stream. There is a certain way of looking at this thought-stream without being immersed in it.
This is the inner technology: I have stopped. I am now in the middle of the stream, standing knee-deep in the flow and I am facing the current. It is significant that I am knee-deep in the stream. This means that I am no longer a tiny particle being swept along downstream toward the destination, which is death. I have stood up in the middle of the stream and am now able to look at the stream of thoughts/emotions flowing along all around me. I have stood up means that I am sovereign – no longer at the mercy of the flow. Feel this sovereignty and how it feels to be the True Person, the one you were one hundred years before you were born.
I am facing the current means that I am not being driven by this thought-current. I am facing it in my sovereignty, calm and resolute, free of all fear and doubt. Thoughts are still flowing in their normal way but I am not flowing with them as I did while I was in the trance state. I am not moving; the mind is moving. This sensation of being in the mind stream but not caught by the thought-flow dynamic is deeply freeing. I can now observe the stream.
So many people say that they have difficulty stopping the mind, stopping thinking. This experience radically changes that perspective. First of all I now have taken the perspective that there is a mental/emotional stream that has its own existence, one could say, that is independent of mine. This is not absolutely true, but to take this perspective at this time is an important step in the inner technology. I see that stream as the flow of human consciousness, not the flow of a single human individual, although it does feel personal when one is immersed in it.
Secondly, I have now taken my stance as that First Principle Energy, which calls itself “I”. This “I” is the substratum of energy that is the foundation and the source of all transient forms. When I stand in the middle of the thought-stream as “I”, then I am not moved by the turbulences of the current in the stream. Now I can move up the stream, against the current, so to speak, or human conditioning. I move against the flow towards its source.
The source is where the first thought-form springs when I leave the deep-sleep state and enter the manifest world of forms. The first thought-form is the “I” thought, and initially it is pure, without attachments. However, upon opening our eyes to the forms around us, this “I” thought very quickly Velcro’s on to the next sub-thought, which is something like, “I am this” or “I am that”. Then its energy is co-opted and is no longer the First Principle energy in purity. Standing up in the middle of the stream allows us to detach ourselves from the impurities and stand as the pure energy of Spirit Man/Spirit Woman.