The light that is radiated from the heart fans out. It’s not like two beams. It fans out. So in fact it is really like the center of your whole aura. And also it’s all encompassing, It’s very powerful. It’s radiant. So that’s what you experience as you are exhaling. But as you inhale concentrate yourself on, concentrate on the solar plexus so that you are absorbing energy from the environment, even from the stars. Magnetism. Light, also. Light is an electro-magnetic phenomenon.
And when you hold, now hold your breath instead of just, so hold your breath after inhaling. And as you hold your breath still concentrate on the solar plexus. But this time instead of thinking about the energy that you absorb from, and that you converge from, the Universe, think that there is energy that emerges from within. It’s like what astrophysicists are calling a white hole in space. There’s a black hole and a white hole. This is the white hole. That is energy errupts into the three dimensional cross-section of reality that we call the existential world. Like a star is born, as they say. So think that you are continually being recreated, reborn recurrantly. That’s again a concept of Islam, recurrant rebirth.
But as you notice that the only way in which one can enlist this new, this rebirthing is to go through a process of annihilation. So the energy of the Universe, you absorb the energy of the Universe and somehow or other it gets resorbed in the void as you hold your breath. That’s what the Sufi’s call fana. That is, in alchemy one calls that solve followed by coagule. So dissolve before you coagulate, before you restructure yourself. And so as you hold your breath you are in a very neutral kind of condition where you really don’t know who you are and you don’t know anything. One goes through a total collapse, in fact, a breakdown.
And then that breakdown is reversed as you exhale into a breakthrough. And at that time the energy and light that is potentially, virtually, there at subliminal levels of your being break through and this time they radiate from your heart center. So your solar plexus is receptive and your heart center is active.
The whole Universe is always trying to emerge and erupt in your being, shaping itself in your being. And if you are conscious of that power then it gives you power. And also it gives you a sense of the ordering of your being - the way that your new being is fashioned in an orderly way that reflects something of the harmony of the Universe. So think of it as divine power. And that power can become so great that it gives you authority. It gives you stability. It gives you strength to withstand all the challenges of life. Sometimes it becomes overwhelming so you feel you could move mountains. Kind of like a giant. In fact that’s what happens to the dervish. Dervish.
You’re not just acting from your person. You feel the whole Universe behind you coming through. It gives you a lot of strength instead of if one acts from one’s own strength one doesn’t have much strength. Then it becomes ego power that becomes very offensive and destructive and hurtful to other people and so on. They get into all these conflicts.