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.

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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.

The parable of the happy prisoner.

Life is like a family and it’s descendants being sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole. Food, shelter, and clothing would be provided and you had access to the whole prison with proper clearance. Instead of the family trying to free itself from this prison, the family made a home of this prison. They had more children, built homes, and established careers for themselves. Overtime the family forgot this was prison and called this place Earth. Those who have ears, let them hear.

777 Chakra Workshop — Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura Chakra)

The Manipura Chakra or better known as the Solar Plexus Chakra is third of the seven primary Chakras in Hindu Tantric thought.  It is translated as “the place of the pearl,” with mani meaning pearl or jewel, and pura meaning place or city.  I want us to first examine the concept of the pearl, in Christian lore and finally in the Gnostic scriptures.

45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, 46 and upon finding a single pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.

Matthew 13:45-46  

So as we see in the Bible, the merchant has sold everything for this particular pearl.  This story is a metaphor for accessing the soul.  The merchant has sold all that he has, meaning that nothing else matters to him on earth, the only thing that matters is acquiring this pearl, and this is what we are called down here to do.  Raise kundalini, realize ourselves as Gods, and raising ourselves to our Godhead.  Not to raise up our illusion or our prison.  This information is hard to follow because most are not ready to give up what they own(who they are), for the discovery of their soul, which is not the person they have been raised to know.  So the concept of selling everything one owns to acquire a pearl is completely ridiculous to the average person.  The reason why this sounds completely ridiculous is that we have forgotten our purpose down here on earth.

“If thou goest down into Egypt,
And thence thou bring’st the one Pearl –

“[The Pearl] that lies in the Sea,
Hard by the loud-breathing Serpent –

“[Then] shalt Thou put on thy Robe
And thy Mantle that goeth upon it,

“And with thy Brother, Our Second,
Shalt thou be Heir in our Kingdom.”

The Hymn of the Pearl

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In Gnostic Texts, we have The Hymn of the Pearl where it describes the story of a “King’s Son” who is sent to Egypt to retrieve a pearl from a serpent.  Understanding that this is written in allegory means that this is a story to explain a higher concept.  The “King’s Son” is your consciousness being sent to Egypt (Earth), to acknowledge itself through raising the kundalini.  The Pearl “lies in the Sea” by the “sleeping, fire-breathing serpent,” this is all allegory to explain the Kundalini energy resting in your Sacral Waters.  By snatching the pearl(your soul) you awaken the Kundalini energy and this begins the process of Gnosis.

So we have raised our energy from the roots (Muladhara chakra) earth, up through the baptismal waters(Svadhisthana chakra) of the Sacral, to be purified by the fires(Manipura chakra) of the Solar Plexus.  The element associated with the Manipura Chakra is Fire.  Fire is associated with the will, an overactive Manipura chakra would look like aggressive, controlling, and manipulative behaviors.  A dormant Manipura Chakra would look like low self-esteem or passiveness.  Once we have raised our energy to the Manipura Chakra we have separated ourselves from our unconscious behaviors, and even if we haven’t all the way figured it out, at least we know we are in the process of figuring it out.  We can no longer accept the unconscious behavior as okay, yet we do not and try to fix what is wrong with us either.  Like the merchant, we sell everything we have for the acquisition of this pearl.

And [thereon] I snatched up the Pearl,
And turned to the House of my Father.

Their filthy and unclean garments
I stripped off and left in their country.

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Once you fully grasp this concept, you take off everything and leave it where it is at.  No need to reconcile anything, you are aligned with your purpose.

The Manipura Chakra is the source of our divine energy, it is the abundance and also the dwelling of our Soul Power.  So really dealing with this concept will cause an abstraction in your understanding of yourself.  Where you rather deal with the idea of yourself than the actual events of your life.  Separating your personal life from the realization of your soul.  Simply because you are not your soul alone.  Your soul seeks expression through you, rather than you trying to put your expression on the soul.

Activating the Solar Plexus Chakra is activating the fire within you,  the fire needed to get you out of your unconscious loop, the fire needed to awaken your will.  Fire is the heat of life.  When a person is dead, one of the first ways to find out is based on the temperature of the body.  Once that fire leaves, you are no longer living.  Fire energy as an unconscious impulse shows up as passions, wishes, and illusions.  People spend their whole lives trying to untangle the results of failed passions, empty wishes, and false illusions.  Trying to make the journey about physical attainment as a benchmark for success.  Chakra work is not based on how much money you make, what degrees you have, your status in society, or any other external measure.  Chakra Work wakes up the God inside of you, the soul, and it is much different from the person you thought you knew.  Realizing that the soul is not you, is a very difficult concept to grasp.  This means that you are no longer living through the Ego, and this is a difficult thing to accept.

The location of the Manipura Chakra is in the diaphragm and is accessed with the breath.  The Solar Plexus is an actual part of the body that controls the subconscious mind.  We discussed the concept of the Solar Plexus in the realm of subconscious programming earlier this year.