Lately I have been talking to DC from time to time about the various assignments he has given me, to expand my awareness. We were speaking about boredom, which he has not experienced for years http://theawakeningself.com/perpetually-awake/ .
I disclosed that it is difficult for me to sit still, as the feeling is that I need to be doing rather than sitting. The energy rising within my body is a stimulus to doing.
His answer, which I thought was pure gold, is that the problem is that I’m trying to quiet the wrong part down, The body is currently usurping the Self’s energy. The energy that the body wants to use for doing is the energy that should be arising. The part that wishes that it wouldn’t, that it is troublesome, is the part that needs curtailing.
I am identifying with the wrong energy.
I am identifying with the “doing” energy, which is the energy of the body, rather than the active animating force, which is the Self. When I notice a needing to “do” in these circumstances, I am to check that I am identifying with the Self, using DC’s formula “I am This, everything else is That” and dis-identify and observe the body in its neediness and discomfort. (That may be unpleasant for the body, but it isn’t boring!)
The key, as DC put it, is to use the body’s signs, but not the body’s interpretations. I am to identify with my Self, the animating force in the environment, being fully ACTIVE as the being self, not passive as the doing body.