The mystery of the seven stars that you saw in my right hand and of the seven golden lampstands is this: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.
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.
“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.