The Sahasrara Chakra or better known as the Crown Chakra is the last of the seven primary Chakras in Hindu Tantric thought. Translated in Sanskrit as “thousand petaled lotus”.
The Sahasrara Chakra is a purely philosophical concept of yourself. It is the realization of being completely obsolete and what it truly means. It has no substance, it is above all experience, it is called Nirvana. Nirvana is just the feeling of being quenched or a flame being blown out, completeness or satisfaction. When one is complete with the world and has nothing else to prove only then can one reach a balanced Crown Chakra. We are accessing our supramental consciousness, our consciousness that is well above our normal thought, this is a form of pure consciousness. The Sahasrara Chakra is the origin of all other chakras, tapping into this energy represents a form of married life, between you and the Self. An understanding that there is no separation between you and the Self (Soul, God within). The pure consciousness of you is conceptual, meaning it is abstract, meaning it only exists as an idea, the pure You is not real at all.
“Intuition does not denote something contrary to reason, but something outside of the province of reason.”
“Intuition (is) perception via the unconscious.”
— Carl Jung
The Crown Chakra is located on the top of our head is our direct connection to the collective unconscious. Every thought, idea, concept exists within the collective unconscious. The Crown Chakra is the channel to this unconscious information without effort. It gives us access to higher states of consciousness and we open up to our perceptions beyond our personal line of sight and vision.
If the Ajna Chakra is the marriage or the union of the Soul and the Self then the Sahasrara Chakra is the actual marriage life, how we proceed as a whole person. We begin to understand ourselves as a whole person, not as a slave to this physical life. It does not mean we withdraw from physical life, it means we enjoy physical life fully, as God in Man.
The Ego is removed from the Inner World and our unconscious motivators. Once we elevate our consciousness from the Ego, we have an objective view of ourselves and what motivates us. We remove the destructive motivators and enhance that which is within us that makes us enjoy life. Up until this point, one may feel as though we want to change but there is something inside of us that does not want to change. That is the Ego, the Ego does not have any consciousness outside of the outer world and it is fixated on building sandcastles in a rainstorm. In the Crown Chakra, we are fixated on our inner world and being completely in the moment. As we discussed the outer world is completely illusionary and conceptual, no different from the inner world. This world is made for us to create it how we see fit, the creation of the world begins with the inside and ends on the inside. If we are preoccupied with the outer world, then we are at the mercy of external events. When we live in the inner world, Crown Chakra, we are at the mercy of our personal perception, and we also realize that we are in control of that perception.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell.”
— Carl Jung
In our quest for spiritual enlightenment, we come across the Chakras, and we wish to deeply understand them on a symbolic level. In understanding the symbolic nature of the Chakras, we uncover the subconscious codes that bring about self-realization. The Chakras are spinning wheels of energy located in our subtle body, they represent symbolism and gateways to a deeper understanding of our consciousness.
The Muladhara Chakra or Root Chakra can be seen as an anchor or a deep root, now to some that may be seen as something to hold you back, but on the contrary, our roots allow us to grow and expand. The root chakra controls the lower body and its functioning, starting with the feet. The feet are always connected to the ground, even when they are not its only temporary. Scientists call this phenomenon gravity. This connection to earth is the gateway to understanding our conscious worlds as it relates to our instinct and desires. Since our instincts and desires are unconscious, the conscious world is there to reflect the things we need to work on. Muladhara is a compound word, with Mula meaning root, and Adhara meaning foundation. So when contemplating the foundation of a house, you recognize its importance for the overall structure and integrity of the building, even though it gets little credit. That is a way of looking at the Root Chakra. It represents the womb, the lowest part of the spinal column, the foundation for all life.
The Muladhara Chakra is the house of Shakti Kundalini Energy. Shakti is a sleeping snake at the base of your spine, if you want to work with the chakra’s and achieve your own self-realization, you must be ready to deal with the truth of your past lives. The unhappiness or happiness of life lies within the root chakra. Understand why they say ‘ignorance is bliss’ and ‘the truth hurts’. When Shakti is asleep at the base of the spine she is seen as a peaceful snake, but when it awakens it can be seen as menacing and poisonous. The Root Chakra is a closed door, and you can choose to keep it closed if you’re not ready to see the truth. The darkness has to be brought to light so it can be purified and restored. Working with the Root Chakra is purifying deep subconscious beliefs and clearing all past obstacles. It is all about establishing clarity, so can move forward with true enlightenment. Life is not completely about what you do, a lot of times its what you don’t do that is important. In not clearing your subtle body of past life karma, you are doing yourself a disservice spiritually. In this life we want to remove any tension and blockages, also we want to awaken any dormant energies in our Root Chakra. We awaken these dormant energies and let them rise to the surface.
One of the symbols of the Root Chakra is Ganesha the elephant. The elephant is the most powerful land animal and is forever connected to the earth. Ganesha represents the beginning of all blessings, power, and obstacle removal. When we talk about the Root Chakra, we are also talking about roots of your existence as it relates to your experience now. The cause of your being, the seed, the reason for self-realization.
“Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” — Matthew 17:20
Working with the Muladhara Chakra means we have to understand and transmute the deep hurts and disappointments and bring them to the surface for healing. Understanding that these things are transitions and time for learning. Realizing that problems will always be there and it is not a nuisance and misfortune, but a time to teach and learn. Understanding that not clearing past life karma of the unconscious variety we repeat our instincts and desires over and over again. Clarity allows us to see weakness and energy to build our strength. Insecurity and inferiority complexes could never help us, they only rob us of our energy.
Working with the Chakras is the beginning of working with our psychic functions, awakening them. The mind, intellect, consciousness, and ego. These are the four petals of the lotus of the Root Chakra named Mula Kamala. The mind is our memories and thoughts. The intellect is our understanding of a particular subject. Our consciousness is the knowing part of our being, the things we know of ourselves. The ego is the I, the person, you. These four petals are the four markers that make us human beings. The roots travel back many lifetimes and they all converge to be the flower which is you. The Lotus Flower grows in muddy water with deep roots, but the blossom is clear above water. The water is the illusion of everything you can’t be, the flower is the human. Somehow we will rise above it, like the lotus.
Understanding psychic energy is understanding the subtle body. In some circles, it is called the true body or light body. It is the spiritual energy that controls the physical body. That is your mind, intelligence, consciousness, and ego. Understanding the different parts of your psyche and waking up the dormant energies at the base of your spine will bring about the solutions and answers for your salvation and clarity. The Root Chakra is a reminder that we are always connected to the source. It is the beginning of our spiritual enlightenment. Feelings of lack and inequality will soon be corrected when properly working with the Root Chakra.
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?
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.
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.