>> 1. I've been practicing Step 1 and haven't practice conscious pore breathing yet. Can I apply the technique anyway? If not, what would be an alternative suitable for Step 1 practitioners? <<
Instead of the "Inhalation of Beauty" exercise, I'd suggest Aleksander D.'s "Meditation of an Open Heart" which you can find at http://www.ABardonCompanion.com/Alek.html Alek's meditation follows a similar thread but does not involve pore breathing.
>> 2. You suggest to use the technique to create a resonant relationship between myself and my surroundings and to effect the temporal bubble that surrounds my consciousness. Could you please explain what the "temporal bubble is"? <<
This is the immediate time-space environment in which your mundane conscious awareness exists. It is primarily the *present* moment of time-space that you are currently experiencing, but it also encompasses the immediate "past" of which the present is composed and the undifferentiated "future" which your conscious awareness travels into. Conscious awareness is what transforms the undifferentiated "future" into the "present" moment of existence.
>> How does one "scan and effect temporal bubble"? <<
Since conscious awareness is what transforms "future" into "present", it can affect the nature of "future" by transforming its state in the "present". Through the inhalation of Beauty practice the "present" state of one's conscious awareness is infused with a specific energetic which is in harmony with the Universe that encases the individual temporal bubble. When that harmonic exists within and without the individual's temporal bubble, it sets the stage, so to speak, for the way in which the "future" is transformed into the new "present". In other words, it causes the *immediate* "future" to unfold *as* a manifestation of Beauty. Thus Beauty pervades the entire temporal bubble.
As to scanning or "reading" the temporal bubble -- When one has infused their conscious awareness with Beauty in the way I've suggested, it is then possible to compare the contents of one's temporal bubble to the sense or perception of Beauty. Anything that stands in contrast to the sense of Beauty will be "visible" because of its disharmony.
>> How does the "temporal bubble differ from aura"? <<
The "aura" is part of the time-space environment that surrounds conscious awareness and is a physical manifestation of one's present astra-mental state.
My best to you,
:) Rawn Clark
05 Oct 2004