The Quantum, Primal and Fluid Midlines

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When the Long Tide first generates the ordering matrix at conception, it lays down a fulcrum, a center of organization that is later located in the third ventricle of the brain. This is called ajana chakra in yogic philosophy. From this center, a quantum midline, classically called the sushumna, descends. This is the quantum midline that Ho described in her work with quantum fields and the organization of microscopic life. (Ho 1998) Practitioners perceive it as an ever-present shaft of light within clients. When it completes its decent, an ascending spiraling of forces around the midline arises that generates further organizing centers. These are the classic elemental chakras located in the throat, heart area, umbilical area, pelvis and perineum. We call these primary fulcrums.

Within a craniosacral biodynamic context, the most important of these are the three fulcrums located within the third ventricle, the heart center and the umbilical center. These relate to what are called primary ignitions within the human system and are described in detail with clinical approaches in Fundamentals of Craniosacral Biodynamics (due out Spring 2011). They organize orbs of structure and function and respond to both our inner life of thought and feeling and, as Ho discovered, to environmental factors.

At about the forth week of embryonic development, a second midline phenomena manifests as an uprising force within the embryonic disc. Victor Schauberger, an Austrian scientist, similarly wrote of uprising midline forces that arise within the center of all organizing matrices. Schauberger likened this midline to the vast vortex-like uprising force generated within the center of a tornado. (Coates 1996) Within the embryonic disc, these uprising forces generate a midline-orienting axis for the organization of the cellular and tissue world. I call this the primal midline.

It is around and within this midline that the primitive streak and notochord of the embryo forms. The vertebral bodies, in turn, form around the notochord, as does the heart of the cranial base. The primal midline can be sensed throughout life as an uprising force ascending from the coccyx, through the vertebral bodies and cranial base, to the ethmoid bone from where it seems to disappear in space like a fountain spray of life. This midline is maintained as the primary cellular and structural organizing axis of the human body throughout life and every cell is aligned to its function.

The primal midline constantly orients us to the precision of the creative process and ordering forces generated by the Breath of Life. As we have seen above, this is a constant process of creation and that is one of the great gifts of life. For in that continual creation there is the continual potential for health, order, and change.

A third orienting midline, called the fluid midline, also manifests during early embryological development as the nervous system takes shape. This is a midline of potency within the neural tube and central nervous system. It becomes the organizing midline of the fluid tide and can be sensed throughout life as a midline surge of potency within the cerebrospinal fluid core.

Sutherland, Stone and Schauberger stressed that it is water that conveys the life principle and allows life to be created within the natural world. Picture a glass of water. As you vibrate the glass, the water takes various shapes and motions in response. As the fluids are “vibrated” by the potency of the Breath of Life in specific ways, the cellular and tissue world manifest specific forms and particular motions. This process is precise.

From the quantum core and primal midline, all other manifestations of potency are generated: “It is the internal gravity of the individual energy and lines of forces. . . .” (Stone, 1999) In other words, it sets up a precise internal matrix of forces and potencies that maintains the universal design of a human being.

In summary, the quantum midline orients all of the human form to the ordering matrix and mediates the transmutation of potency within the fluid system, while the primal and fluid midlines orients the cellular and fluid systems world to quantum midline. These three, the potency, the fluids, and the tissues, become a unified biodynamic field of action