777 Chakra Workshop — The Third Eye Chakra

The Ajna Chakra or better known as the Third Eye Chakra is sixth of the seven primary Chakras in Hindu Tantric thought.  Translated in Sanskrit as “command”.

In doing this chakra work we are establishing (Muladhara) and sustaining this emotional current or some would say this kundalini energy that is working up through our spine, opening up each chakra one by one.  This current or energy is sustained and focused on until we reach the point of the third eye or Ajna Chakra opening.  This opening only can occur when we drop the ego or the ‘I’, and you accept the space within as sacred space.  Only when we uncover who God is, within us, and also separate from us do we really accomplish the goal of opening the Third Eye.  Once you are fully awakened to self, one is opened up to the peace and wisdom beyond the conscious minds understanding.  After reaching this state of gnosis, it is impossible to revert to unconscious and unenlightened ways of previous existence.  We utilize a deeper access to the wisdom and understanding of our existence presently.

The Ajna Chakra activation is a wedding between the soul and the self.  It is a point of complete consciousness or being completely aware of the realization of your soul.  One can not continue on the path of unconsciousness, blaming, and pointing of fingers.  The Kundalini energy that was asleep in the root chakra is completely awoken and the realization that you are pure psychic energy is the reality you now live with.  When we speak of the psychic reality we are speaking to the human soul as opposed to the natural, animalistic, unconscious life.  The soul or God within is simply a word for the non-me.  In the Vishuddha chakra, we were simply bridging the gap between psychic reality and physical reality.

In the Ajna Chakra we become it, we ‘command it’.  In the Ajna Chakra the psyche grows wings, and from this point, you realize that you are nothing but the soul.  It is the point when the subject(you) and the object (Soul) becomes one.  The subject is the physical you that can be touched, the object is the soul or the idea of you, the consciousness that is you.  When you merge with this consciousness and completely submerge yourself into this union, then you will open the Third Eye Chakra.   From this point, you will have the power to merge and harmonize the different energies that exist within you into one powerful energy that is you and transcend all previous paradigms of confusion.

The Ajna translates to “command” or “perceive”, meaning you have the power to perceive life however you choose to.  You have to rid yourself of the old ideas to access this power, simply because your hands are full of old baggage, and your hands must be freed to grasp ahold of this new idea within you.  Its said meditation on the Ajna Chakra grants peace, occult powers, the ability to leave your body at once, to enter other bodies, to become omniscient.   To be connected to the source is a responsibility within itself, so understanding that you must purify yourself through doing the righteous work.  To even understand this chakra fully one must understand the journey of kundalini, and from this vantage point, you will see why this work is necessary.

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This Week in Astrology — Full Moon in Gemini

Awakening you to the Archetypal Movement during the week ahead.  The purpose of this blog is to make you aware of the energy available astrologically, for the purpose of spiritual and personal development.

On December 3rd, 2017 the Moon in Gemini will be opposed the Sun in Sagitarrius both planets square the planet Neptune in the constellation of Pisces.  Creating a sense of tragedy or comedy, depending on the perspective and understanding of the individual.  This will occur 8 hours after Mercury stations retrograde, conjunct Saturn signifying a reward or discipline awarded to an individual.  Depending on the houses that this happens in your chart.

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The Sun is in a fire sign, Sagittarius where it is comfortable being fire and creating more fire.  The Moon in Gemini can be the balance of just the right amount of air and moisture to maintain the fire or if unchecked could blow the flame completely out, forcing one to create from scratch all over again.  This is the energy we are dealing with during this Full Moon.  Understanding the why is important during this full moon transit.  If we are moving through life unconsciously, meaning we have no actual why then this full moon will be a powerful time of awakening.  If we choose not to make emotional adjustments to rectify this unconscious behavior, then we will undoubtedly see discord.  Understanding and living through one’s personal truths are paramount during this time.

This Sun and Moon fall on the 11th degree of Sagittarius and Gemini,  Neptune is at 11 degrees Pisces and Jupiter are at 11 degrees in Scorpio.  All of these 11’s at one time signifies a portal or gateway, a point of transcendence.  Jupiter in Scorpio is trine Neptune in Pisces activating the illumination of deeper truths of your existence.  This may mean comforts and support externally, or this may mean an inner contentment and satisfaction in the knowledge of your truth.  You tend to see the world fully now and this could be that the truth of a situation, relationship, or decision may be hurtful.  We must learn to accept the differences in this world, as opposed to viewing differences as things that need to be eliminated, this point of view only causes more strife.

Understanding this full moon is understanding the lesson of duality, like and unlike being one, as above/so below, etc….  When we actively oppose a situation then we are only making it worse, only when we accept the opposition then can we start to find balance and peace within.  Depending on the houses that correspond to this full moon will determine the illusions in your life that must be overcome and revealed.  So the lies, deception, misinformation, loss, and disappointment is an indication, not an aberration of what needs to be done to correct those illusions in your life that will allow you to transition over into a mode of freedom.

Full Moons are the most powerful astrological transit, combined with a Mercury Retrograde conjunct Saturn, Squared Neptune brings about powerful energy shift in consciousness and physical situations.   Saturn is there making sure you are not giving into the pressure of outside forces and is also there to reward you or remind you that you shouldn’t live for the purpose of making other people happy.  The discipline that Saturn brings is not necessarily bad, it is actually a form of protection for ourselves and our capacity to make bad decisions.  One should be focusing on one’s spiritual truth above all things, but the reality is that people do not fully understand the magnitude of rejecting their spiritual reality and the subsequent consequences.

We prepare for this full moon with the transit of Mars in Libra opposing Uranus in Aries.  The question arises in the form of can we act on our higher spiritual principles(Uranus in Aries) or just simply acting on our ego’s impulse actions (Mars in Libra).  This is a shadow zone, where our fears are projected in situations, people, or occurrences.  You may have to deal with impossible people or situations, the understanding is realizing that you are projecting.  Uranus is the great awakener, so it generally brings with it changes, no matter how comfortable the ego is with those subsequent changes.   You may be on the attack or people may be on the attack for you, understanding the projection, one will immediately alleviate the problem.

8 hours before this full moon starts Mercury conjunct Saturn in Sagittarius stations Retrograde.  Realizing that your own personal beliefs are the main thing oppressing you, is a hard thing to digest and accept.  Those who seek truth have learned to keep persisting no matter the obstacle, there is no obstacle that can not be overcome, you wouldn’t know that if you were taught to give up at any challenge or obstacle.  Mercury representing our mind is ahead of us in Sagittarius, as it retrogrades it comes back and gives us the insight it has gathered ahead of us.  This information is new, and it can sometimes be overwhelming.  One must take the time out to listen to ourselves and take serious one’s visions, dreams, and inner truth.  Being caught up in what everybody else has to say will not serve you.  Pay attention to the “crazy” person, they may have the most to say during this time.  If society or the media is branding someone as crazy or misinformed, you may want to listen to that.  Mercury retrograde is new information, new information sounds crazy because you never heard it before, it’s not actually crazy.

777 Chakra Workshop — The Vishuddha Chakra (Throat Chakra)

The Vishuddha Chakra or better known as the Throat Chakra is fifth of the seven primary Chakras in Hindu Tantric thought.  Translated in Sanskrit as “especially pure”, meaning you and God are indivisible.

In the Anahata Chakra we recognized the God within, in the Vishuddha Chakra the God within recognizes us.  The contemplation is abstract and the results are a matter of fact.  A place where creativity and the self are expressed in truth.  A place where our negative experiences and feelings are transformed into lessons learned and wisdom gained.  A balanced Vishuddha Chakra is what one would call success in life, an inactive Chakra is what one would call failure.  Guilt and Shame are the main contributors to the closing of this chakra.  One must rise above the Ego’s limitations to reach the point of access to the Akashic Records.  To receive the messages from the higher self one must put themselves in the position to listen.  Aligning yourself with the 5th chakra is aligning you with the etheric realms. which is aligning you with the mind of God.  To reach this alignment one must detach from their personal experiences.   Thus far on this journey of the Chakras, you have been contemplating on the God in You, in the Vishuddha Chakra, the God in you contemplates you.  Like sandpaper, the journey of the Chakras can be a little coarse at the beginning but as you ascend to the Throat Chakra the material becomes very fine.  In the Vishuddha Chakra, your energy you put forth is more powerful than the energy already present in the universe.  No one is against you and if there is, it is you.  Translating the abstract and saying the right thing at the right time is a result of a balanced Throat Chakra.  The abstract or ethereal realm is not unknown, it is simply beyond reason.  When one ascends into the Vishuddha Chakra one is attuned to the higher realms of knowledge.  Information goes from abstract to known in the Vishuddha Chakra.  The element of the Vishuddha Chakra is Ether or the Quintessence, this controls the areas above terrestrial life, literally the air the Gods breathe.  In this position, you think like a God.  This energy has no particular form, so in this world, it shows up as abstract.  The Vishuddha chakra is living with the knowledge of that fact.  The Throat Chakra is your voice, your voice is the base of all your projections.  What you say or don’t say is the difference between success and failure.  A balanced Vishuddha Chakra gives us the ability to say the right thing at the right time and also how to listen attentively.  Although it is located in the throat, this chakra controls one’s ability to hear.  You may need to hear that crucial detail that puts you over the top if one is preoccupied with self-talk, one won’t be able to access its intuition.  Intuition has a lot to do with the Vishuddha Chakra and spirituality in general, the ability to listen and hear the God within.  You are always in control of your voice, meaning you are always connected to the source, the trouble is in realizing this connection.  Opening and balancing the Vishuddha Chakra gives you power over your voice.  In the Vishuddha Chakra, your psychic nature is evident, your reality is a mirror to your inner world.  No longer can one say “He is a jerk”, one has to say “Why am I creating this jerk”, and make the necessary adjustment.  Life is what you say it is.  Listening to our inner voice without hesitation or distraction will lead us to our best results, this is abstract.  You realize that intuition is life just as much as your habitual terrestrial nature.  Our source is the inner Ethereal and auric energies.  From this point we find our true purpose in life.

New Moon in Scorpio — Walking on frozen water

On November 18th, 2017 we will be experiencing a New Moon in Scorpio.  New Moons represent the beginning of a new cycle as well as an end to an old cycle.  Scorpio’s power is that of transformation, death, and rebirth.  This time is a time of setting the stage for the next act in your life.

Scorpio also reveals the underlying motivations for particular harmful behaviors.  This particular New Moon will be in the 3rd decan, ushering an inside look at the problems of societies aimlessness.  Behaviors that are particularly damaging to the inner child’s development, will be highlighted and hopefully extinguished.  You have to see the actual damage that is being done to actually be inspired to do something about it.  This New Moon will point out the problems with alternative parenting, teenage depression, and opiate deaths of teenagers.  Normality and structure are frowned upon in this society, to its detriment nonetheless.  All you have to do is look at the President if we truly want to see what this country is all about.  This is a good time to switch off the “News” and spend some time in the darkness of the New Moon.  The womb of creation.

The three days leading up to the New Moon is referred to as the Dark Moon period when the moon becomes invisible which represents a liminal time.  The liminal figure I want to bring your attention to during this period is the Orisha Olokun.  These are times of transition and transformation.  Olokun represents the dark and cold bottom of the ocean.  The deep part where no light can get and no heat.  Just the dead marine life and plants that slowly travel to the lowest depths of the sea which no man can survive.  From these depths, Olokun stretches her wisdom and forms a bridge from one place to another.  Olokun represents the untouched and unmarked ideas embedded deep in your subconscious mind.  During the Dark Moon with proper concentration and focus, one can fulfill his wildest desires and hopes. Olokun holds the mysteries.  These times hold tremendous magical power if you’re not afraid of the Dark.  Certain deities are not discussed as much as others based on the liminality of the certain diety.  Most people are not ready to make the major transitions and transformations that require a change in scenery, environment, or perception.  There is a tremendous energy bestowing generosity and power if one deals with his/her interior.

This New Moon brings change based on its Uranus inconjunction.  Most people fear change and will find it hard to integrate themselves.  Learn to be flexible and open to change.  Set positive intentions through ritual.  Concentration and Focus is the solution to stagnation.  Making minor changes could bring major results if you take heed.

777 Chakra Workshop — Anahata Chakra (Heart Chakra)

The Anahata Chakra or better known as the Heart Chakra is fourth of the seven primary Chakras in Hindu Tantric thought.  Anahata is translated from Ancient Sanskrit to mean “unstruck” or in other words unhurt, untouched.  Simply meaning pure.

How does one reach this level of purity?  Most of us never reach the fourth chakra because its consciousness relies on letting go of the desires and emotions that plague the ego.  Rising from the Manipura Chakra to the Anahata Chakra is seen as difficult because we have to recognize our soul.  At the same time, we have to realize that our desires and emotions are not of the soul.  This truth is amazingly hard to recognize and admit.   Most people don’t make this leap because they would rather deal with desires and emotions.  Once you reach the Anahata Chakra you are making the effort to having an impersonal experience, not concerned with involving personal feelings or influences.  Since most people never reach this level it is a hard subject to talk about.

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The lower three chakras consolidated comprise of your earthly existence and understanding your unconscious drives and fears.  Once you reach the Heart Chakra you are no longer identifying your emotions and desires.  Your earthly situation is released into the element of Air, which rules over the Heart Chakra.  This is the process of becoming whole again and recognizing your soul or the Self.  Nobody recognizes what the Soul is because the Soul is what you are not.  It is not the Me or I, it is the source of Me, I am just an appendage of the Soul.  The soul encapsulates you, it is more important than you.  Down to your very last breath when the Soul leaves your body and the body decomposes.  The key to unlocking your Hearth Chakra is to distance yourself from your emotions, observe them, and rise above them.  During anger, one can ask himself, why am I angry?  From this point-of-view, one can easily release himself from all emotions.  6ca957a3cfc062627fdfc22c4ba7463e--anahata-chakra-chakra-yoga

The Animal Symbol of the Anahata Chakra is the gazelle.  Gazelle an animal of the earth but when it runs it seems to be free from gravity.  A gazelle is known to be extremely fast and light on its feet.  So from this perspective, we can innerstand the symbol of the gazelle as it relates to the heart chakra.

When this Chakra is balanced we are filled with unconditional love for self and others.  We are filled with compassion, appreciation, and joy.  When this chakra is open the Higher Self is free to emerge and resonate with higher frequencies.  We fully understand the concept of Namaste, ” The God in me recognizes the God in you.”  Our emotions and desires are replaced with devotion.  We change from “I Need” to “I Love”

But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them–yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.

Corinthians 15:50

The Anahata Chakra represents a state of freshness that happens when we separate from our egos and experiences and begin to look at the world differently, through the soul.  We begin to expand from this pure state.  It’s important to separate from your Ego when opening the heart chakra, simply because the EGO and Soul don’t mix.  The Ego is not going to live forever, it has a limit, unlike the Soul which lives forever.  Inside of us this war wages silently and unconsciously.  One is never free until he understands the purpose of the inner world, if ones inner world is filled with desires and emotions, this world is limited.  If ones inner world is of that which is unlimited, one begins to reflect those miraculous worlds.  The 12 petals that surround the Anahata Chakra are symbolized as lustfulness, fraudulence, indecision, repentance, hope, anxiety, longing, impartiality, arrogance, incompetence, discrimination and defiance.  These petals represent the unconscious behaviors that unknowingly block the spin of one’s heart chakra.

The color of the Anahata Chakra is green really representing unconditional love.  This is the crux of the heart chakra, really identifying the love you are giving and letting go of the love you are looking for.  The love you are looking for is inside of you.  The color green is a reminder of that, abundance.  Imagine money, the trees, or grass.  Abundance and good vibrations. Focus on the color green to bring about soothing, calming, balance, love, and healing.

The element of the Anahata Chakra is Air, representing intelligence, expansion, freedom, freshness, simplicity, and calm.  Air also represents the breath, which is necessary for every single one of our cells to stay alive.  Breath is where all life begins and where all life ends.  By controlling the breath, you control life, from this perspective you understand the power of the Anahata Chakra.