The Moving CenterBy PHIL WITTMEYER and Others
It is easy enough to see that people strong in this center produce a lot of movement of their bodies. They have the impetus to make things happen all around them. It is as if these people had wellsprings of activity inside them that made them act busy all the time. As children, they are the types that can't sit still in their school chairs — they are "wiggle worms"; they have "ants in their pants". When they grow up, they have to be "on the go" all the time. If circumstances force them to remain still, they become "stir-crazy" — the energy wants to explode into action. For this reason, people strong in this center usually enjoy travel, participatory sports, exercise, and action hobbies of whatever sort. Whenever something happens in their vicinity, they respond to it immediately with bodily action. Even if they are in the middle of doing something else, they will drop it and do the other thing. People in this center are generally "workaholics". They thrive on activity.
On the other hand, at the opposite extreme, people who have a weak Moving center are usually content to sit still for long periods. If their other centers are being fulfilled, they are content. Their bodies do not crave activity for its own sake, and they do not have to be busy with physical work. This has the disadvantage that, a situation will have to develop to crisis proportions before they will do something about the situation. They may think about it if they have a strong Intellectual center, or they may feel about it if they have a strong Emotional center, but if they have a weak Moving center, it takes a strong stimulus before they do something about it.
The Positive Pole of the Moving Center is +Endurance. Here the impetus for movement is regulated to last to the end of the project. Here is stamina — staying power. It is bodily motion channeled and focused and well applied. The power is sustained. Only when one project is finished does the person move on to the next one. Like runners in a race, people in this Pole pace themselves to the finish. When they tackle something, they are unrelenting. An analogy for this might be that the throttle is kept at just the right setting so that the vehicle proceeds smoothly to its destination.
On the other hand, in the negative pole of -Energy, the throttle is not well-regulated, and a lot of power is wasted in accelerating and decelerating. These are the people who work in fits and spurts. For a while they have a flurry of vigorous activity — a whirlwind and a tempest — but the endurance is not there. The bodily energy is produced in bursts rather than released in controlled fashion. Activity is not applied with the greatest effectiveness — it is erratic or frenetic. Consequently, the work just may not get done. People strong in this pole are often nervous, restless, or even hyperactive. The result is an inability to concentrate. Furthermore, in a crisis, a person in this pole will often respond frantically. The most extreme case is hysteria. In any case, people in this pole seem continually agitated. They are in a state of disquiet and ferment.
The fear that drives -Energy is that such people fear things will pile up and overwhelm them. They have so many apparent demands, they don't know what to do first. This may seem a little strange at first, but, like the other traits, the way to overcome this is to consider and apply the positive pole of the complementary trait, which in this case is +Amorousness. Forget the other demands for a while, go get laid, and take your time about it. This will quiet you down, and focus your energy into the positive pole of +Endurance. This is a good thought upon which to end this discussion.
Channeling On the Moving Center
If you are moving centered, you tend to react to things with a whole body response. That is useful for people who are going to be in motion a lot, such as athletes, dancers, and those who do physical labor. A moving-centered person would probably be particularly coordinated, or at least that is a gift that is especially available to her, whether or not it is developed. Such a person doesn't have continual day-to-day experiences of the most exalted moving-centered kind. Obviously, she would not, for example, be in constant orgasm or in a continual runner's high--that would be impractical. Such experiences might be more accessible, but that is not what is meant by being moving centered.
In the moving center, there are ordinary experiences of, say, walking, all the way to the exhilaration you might feel when you are dancing or moving athletically in "the zone." This is also the center where more profound sexual experiences can occur, although they normally start in the physical center through the stimulation of the body. The most refined experience in the moving center is one of exalted spiritual energy as you attune to a higher (faster) vibration.
Various terms have been used for the action-axis centers. The original pair was sexual (ordinal) and moving (cardinal). Since "sexual" was often understood in an overly narrow way, this channel substituted "physical" for it. Other channels use moving (ordinal) and higher moving in order to line up the terminology with those of the other pairs of centers. In addition, the original terms have, at times, been reversed, with moving referring to mundane actions, and sexual, to more exalted action experiences. Each term has its merits. The point is to know what is being referred to.
The positive pole of the moving center has been called "enduring"; it is "energetic" in the negative pole. These terms are a little problematic also, but perhaps you have a sense of the endurance of the moving center when you are in the zone and feel like you could go forever, whereas just being energetic might not last, mean anything, or go anywhere.
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