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.

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Keeping it Conscious Episode 7 (Neurasthenia and the cure for Americanitis)

Neurasthenia is a psychopathological term signifying a depletion of the energy of the central nervous system said to cause fatigue, anxiety, headache, heart palpitations, high blood pressure, neuralgia, and depression.  The root word of ‘neuro’ meaning nerves and ‘asthenia’  meaning an abnormal weakness or lack of energy.  Neurasthenia is no longer an official diagnosis in America, physicians recognize conditions as separate disorders now, providing more and different drugs for various symptoms.  This disease is the result of living in a monetary system.

Let us look at the various symptoms of neurasthenia, we get fatigue from working so much, anxiety from not knowing our economic future, headaches, and pain from stress, and depression for not having enough “stuff”.  Neurasthenia is a disease of the central nervous system when all the “energy” is depleted from it.  So in the context of energy, if other beings and happenings are in control of your energy then you have to check their intentions.  As far as the media, what do you think happens when you give it your energy? What is its purpose? Is it to excite and stress you?

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We are in control of our own energy, but we must learn about it.  So when things like social status and how people perceive you come up in your mind if not addressed it can cause mental illness.  If society does not validate you and you don’t validate yourself the usual outcome is depression and anxiety.  We live in a capitalistic society that has no consideration for your mental health if you can’t afford it.  Even Mental Health is a business.  The flip side is basing your life so deep in greed and manipulation that you crumble on the inside based on making daily sacrifices to maintain a facade.  A lot of things we want is based off advertisement, wealth differential, and subconscious mind control.  The fact that you can’t have certain things, do certain things, go certain places effects your central nervous system negatively.  Materialism as defined, a tendency to consider material possessions and physical comfort as more important than spiritual values, has disrupted your central nervous system, thus disconnected you from God, I will explain.

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Why they do it is because of the nervous system. The nervous system is the connection between body and spirit. When that is disrupted your spirit and body do not have a direct line of communication.  The Chakras are the spiritual equivalent of the scientific/medical central nervous system.  Taking time to reflect on your inner being is equated to refilling the “energy” of the central nervous system.  Thus curing the disease of living in America, Americanitis.  Understanding that this is a central nervous disease, you can relate it to a Chakra Spiritual disease if you were seeking out spiritual solutions.

Healing the Root chakra in this context deals with materialism, addiction, indulgences and how they affect you mentally and emotionally.  It’s about being honest with yourself and accepting where you are without the need to medicate or cover over insecurities.  Creating time and space for yourself.

Healing the Sacral Chakra is about you being honest about your sexual energy is it stable or in a good place.  Are you fulfilled sexually and are you honest enough with yourself and others to do something about it, in a healthy way.

Healing the Solar Plexus is based on how you are able to accept or manipulate the world around your desires.  How far are you away from your desires, and are you making efforts towards them will dictate whether you a ready to heal.

Healing the Heart Chakra is asking are you capable of giving love without concentrating on what you receive.  The need for recognition and praise is what blocks the healing of the Heart Chakra.  The key is to love and give love, without any expectations.

Healing the Throat Chakra is asking if you are able to clearly communicate with yourself in relation to the outside world.  Are you who you say you are? Speaking light into darkness, or speaking negative affirmations creating that reality.

Healing the Third Eye is when you are overthinking is blocking your intuition and you realize it.  Allow your third eye to guide you through this matrix, by concentrating on its faults, you are blocking the solutions.

Healing the Crown Chakra is realizing that you are connected to Source(God) at all times.  The feeling of being disconnected to Source(God) is the cause of all uncertainty, feeling lonely, and being depressed.  Recognizing this bridge that exists internally and eternally will answer all questions.

This is why American physicians mislabeled all of these diseases to get you off the scent of your central nervous system and what was needed to have a healthy one.  They realized that through healing your spiritual centers you could heal your whole body and they would have nobody to sell drugs to.  Recognizing that through sincere Chakra work and consistent meditation one can heal themselves of all mental and physical illnesses.  Also, that stepping back from a materialistic point of view, will ease some of the stress you put on yourself, begins to clear the way for clarity.  With clarity we reach illumination.

 

 

Keeping it Conscious Episode 6 (Pomba Gira and the Divine Whore symbolism)

 

Pomba Gira is a liminal spirit of the Afro-Brazilian lure.  She is not a singular being but a multitude of spirits that manifest in a variety of ways.  She is the Goddess of the crossroads or better understood by the thresholds.  The moment of becoming, when you let go of your past yet don’t know what the future you holds.  Pomba Gira is seen by some as a healer and a great spirit, while others see her as the wife of the Devil.  This is mainly because she is a spirit that delivers and disrupts the status quo.  Thus she is seen as dangerous and as a prostitute, the lowest on the female social order.   Many prostitutes are targets from rapists, murderers, and human traffickers based on their easy access and vulnerability.  The main reason is that they are likely to be prosecuted because cops and the rest of the society think they deserve it based on their profession.    Thus at the same time, even those woman are protected by the energy of Pomba Gira.  At the very same time, if women were to master the energy of Pomba Gira, that would mean the end of male dominance and inequality.  Pomba Gira has the energy to reveal all answers and give a woman all the power and dominance they can handle.  Pomba Gira’s most famous Avatar that seems to embody her qualities in the most precise manner is the Iberian Peninsula transport, Maria Padilha.

Maria was the consort of a Castilian King Don Pedro.  He was known as a cruel man that killed his wife Bianca, relatives, family, whoever spoke against his mistress Maria.  It was said she had control over him with her 6,000 evil spirits.  This story was of Portuguese and Spanish folklore and traveled to Brazil during the Colonial Years.  When it came to slavery and spirits to use to escape atrocious conditions the people would commonly invoke Maria Padilha to strike down oppression.  She is a very popular diety to contact because she works.  Why it is very little in-depth information on now is because she works.  She is a deity to call when you need to raise your feminine energy to dominate any opposition you face in the world.  Understanding how to contact Pomba Gira is through pure heart and understanding.  She cannot be bought or pimped on you.  Dealing with Pomba Gira is a real experience that when experienced it is hard to deny.

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Pomba Gira is an energy that manifests in people.  She has many different looks, behaviors, and representations.  How you see Pomba Gira, how it manifests for you is totally up to you.  Dealing with these principles we can apply it to recent news in Sports.  Pomba Gira is the Goddess of the Crossroads, in the news she is showing up where sex and sports meet.    In the story of the Offensive Line Coach of the Miami Dolphins Chris Foerster, he reportedly was in a relationship with a woman from Las Vegas named Kijuana Njie.  Chris sent her some incriminating videos of him doing cocaine that she later posted on her social media subsequently leading to his resignation as a coach.  If you listen to her interview, she clearly states that she planned to expose him before he sent the video, but somehow he magically sends her the video without her doing any dirty work.  In this story, you see a man completely blinded by his lust and ruins his reputation behind it.  It’s not like he was a good man, he just appeared to be.  Kijuana Njie brought his negligent behavior to light.  So many people in our world have a perfect exterior and a dark and decrepit interior, its okay to see people for who they really are.  Pomba Gira is the energy that can shine a light on any injustices you may be facing if you ask her.  At the same time Pomba Gira fights for you, her avatars are the same people you forget about almost as a habit.  Realizing there are millions of people trapped in a world they don’t want to be in and they are exposed to the worst of people who simply want to use and exploit them for their own benefit.  Having some form of empathy for the women in the world on the front lines of injustice is key to understanding the energy of Pomba Gira.  It’s not about pity and turning your nose up, it is about gratitude for being there so maybe you didn’t have to.  It’s just a thought.

In conclusion,  the energy of Pomba Gira is available to us if we are interested in using her to crush opposition and create equality.  Pomba Gira is a spiritual resource and a solution to any trial and tribulation you may be experiencing.  Use her in wisdom, not in haste, do your research.  Ase.

This Week in Astrology 10/10 to 10/14/17 (Jupiter in Scorpio)

Orishas of the Week: Oya and Obatala

Theme of the Week:  Letting go of the things that no longer serve us, preparation for transformation.  

Jupiter enters Scorpio October 10th 2017

Where Jupiter in Libra was about working through our relationship with the outside world and balancing our inner work to find the greatest expansion of ourselves. Jupiter in Scorpio looks to bring optimism in our darker expressions to bring about expansion through transformation.  Jupiter in Libra was more of choosing your team, and now in Scorpio is more of a vetting of our teammates.  The question is, do they have what it takes.  Jupiter is optimistic and thus represents your optimism, Scorpio represents the darkness necessary for transformation.  Understanding why we go through what we go through and what did we learn from it will be the theme coming up in this current Jupiter Cycle.  Can we learn the benefits of darkness?  Our relationships will be what we bring into this cycle, Scorpio will alert us to the why.  Jupiter is seeking intimacy in Scorpio, the kind of intimacy that brings satisfaction to our carnal desires.  How you are able to handle this energy will be paramount to your expansion over the next 13 months.  Jupiter will be in Scorpio until 11/8/18.  Remember to being the light to any darkness you experience to overcome and thrive during this transit.

Venus in Virgo oppose Chiron in Pisces October 10th 2017

Venus in Virgo represents your love at its highest octave, its greatest potential.  What stands in the way of this is opposed Chiron in Pisces representing your deepest wound.  How adept at you at reconciling your pain and trauma?  Do you mask it or deal with it?  The question of how you actually deal with pain do you let it bring you down or do you cut it off.  In truth our greatest love comes from healing those wounds and moving forward from healing.  The falsehood is when we don’t deal or try to mask these pains and keep acting like it isn’t there.  Active healing is called for during this transit.

Mars in Virgo square Saturn in Sagittarius October 11th 2017

Whenever we experience an aspect to Saturn in Sagittarius the question comes are we aligned with our soul’s purpose.  If we are, Saturn rewards.  If we are not, Saturn disciplines.  Mars in Virgo represents our actions in the context of purpose, the challenge is making the right decisions.  Continuing to walk in our path if we have been sidelined, or managing begin to walk in our light will be highlighted under this transit.  Most people do not like this transit because it requires accountability to be on the positive side of it.  Remember that no shot goes in that you never shoot.

Venus in Virgo inconjunct Uranus in Aries October 11th 2017

Learning how to incorporate imperfections into your perfect vision.  Even better the imperfections of you is what makes you perfect, strange as it seems.  Venus in Virgo representing your highest octave of love, inconjunct/quincunx to Uranus in Aries represents your individual Soul Urge.  Inconjunctions represent integrating the different aspects of our lives.  So this particular aspect is based upon integrating perfection and the unpredictability of our urges and being okay where they lead us.  But at least we went for it.  Where can we let go of things that no longer serve us without emotional turmoil.

Mercury in Libra sextiles North Node October 12th 2017

This transit puts wings on our thoughts and ideas, raises them to another level.  Mercury in Libra is enhanced with balanced mental acuity.  So make sure to be active in the realms of communication, writing, and any creative projects.  Whether the break happens now or later, the work you do now will be the seed you need to plant for a later date.  Stay active.

Mercury in Libra sextiles Saturn in Sagittarius October 12th 2017

Continuing to work towards your future and being aligned with a positive one where you will be rewarded.  Opportunities don’t come knocking everyday and they don’t return because you missed the call.  The saying goes if you stay ready you never need to get ready.

Venus enters Libra October 14th 2017

Our love moves into a conceptual stage.  We begin to examine and investigate the love we truly seek as it evolves.  A perfect place to be to prepare for a New Moon in Libra happening on the 18th.  Libra being an Air Sign and Venus an Earth Planet, we can expect great changes in our ideas surrounding love and how it is expressed.

 

Keeping it Conscious Episode 5 – The Power of Symbols & The Art of Sigil Making

Symbols represent ideas and convey these ideas quickly. Like a number is just a symbol for the various computations of 1. Without having to add one, nine times, you just see the number 9, and its instant. Some symbols are beneficial, like the stop sign for example, but then there are other symbols like the cross or the swastika that manipulate the masses.

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Even a letter is a symbol that forms other symbols we call words, that encode data without having to say the definition everytime we speak or see it. Instead of saying that man was walking very fast, we can make it shorter by just saying ‘running’. When you use a symbol you don’t have to think, your subconscious responds and does the thinking for you. So many symbols in the world are placed before you to control your subconscious mind. For this reason, it is important to begin to create your own symbols to activate your personal subconscious. When you realize that through your own imagination you can create powerful changes in your life. By taking back the power of symbolism and creating your own definitions for symbols, you begin to create your reality.

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Impacting the subconscious mind is based upon its ability to accept the symbology you feed it. Symbols then are not to be worshipped but understood and directed. So many of us look to symbols and mythologies as powerful, if you take a step back, ultimately it is you that is giving them the power to your thoughts. Understanding the different modalities and ways to impact your subconscious mind allows us to experiment and see what the symbols truly mean, to us. This brings us to the topic of journaling and documenting our experiments, in order to define what these symbols mean to you personally. It could be that working with the cross brings you financial prosperity, or the swastika brings you inner peace and harmonious relationships. My point is you don’t truly know until you have done the work and came up with your own conclusions.
When creating symbols you have to work with them in your mind and properly identify the what, the who, the how, and the why. Creating an intention through power and assuredness raises the level of impact. Creating an intention through doubt and halfheartedness reduces the impact. One has to learn to put complete trust in their inner power and use the correct symbolism to activate it and get to our personal desires. Ase. Fill your mind with positivity and put decent work into creating the symbol and the story around you. Peace is the power, always remember.

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Understanding sigil making, there is no correct or incorrect way to make one. A sigil is a word taken from Latin which means seal, a symbol used for magical purposes. A sigil has as much power as you the imagined gives it. I find it important to add that there are no pre-made sigils made for your personal success. Whoever made the sigil did not have you personally in mind, even if they did, you could never truly know their intent. Human beings live in multiple dimensions and most of them cannot be reached on a mundane level. To deal with yourself and your reality, I feel it is best to create your own sigil that impacts your own subconscious mind. The primary power in a sigil is derived from the fact that you created it, charged it, and it benefits you. Once the sigil is created you charge it through ritual then you forget it. This done because we want to forge this symbol and it’s intent in your subconscious mind without the conscious mind getting in the way.  The subconscious is our GPS, the sigil is the address, once the address is on the GPS all we have to do is follow the directions. How much good would the address be in traveling? Of course, it is the destination but just knowing it won’t get you there, you have to have directions to the destination. In a nutshell, this is the benefit of sigil magic in our magical practices. Build up the sigil, allow yourself to reach an altered state of consciousness, focus on the sigil, close the ritual, then burn the sigil, and go about your life. This is about autosuggestion, autopilot, giving yourself a direction without having to consciously will yourself there. Just flow with it. In creating your intentions avoid the words no and not, the subconscious doesn’t recognize those words and you will not like to attract that which you don’t want. Saying things like “I don’t want to get swarmed by bees” the subconscious reads it as ” I want to get swarmed by bees” and then your fucked. Recognizing that we don’t want to bring trauma into our magical practices, trauma reminds us of what we don’t want, and when we bring what we don’t want into magic, guess what you get? More of what you don’t want. So it is always best to concentrate on the magic of what you want. This is a more potent way to handle money, love, and overall life problems. By using a magical approach to impact the subconscious mind you will be amazed at how powerful you are.