Archive | July, 2013

Third Energy Center

31 Jul

LOCATION:  at the navel

COLOR:  purple and gold with ruby flecks

SANSKRIT NAME:  Manipura (“city of jewels” or “filled with jewels”)

PETALS;  10

POSITIVE EXPRESSION:  peace, brotherhood, selfless service, right desire, balance, harmlessness

UNBALANCED EXPRESSION:  anger, agitation, fanaticism, aggression, egoism, overindulgence, fear, anxiety, passivity

PART OF THE BODY:  digestive system, liver, pancreas

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT: organ

GEMSTONE:  topaz, alexandrite, diamond with pearl

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By mastering emotion and desire, we cultivate

inner peace, brotherhood and selfless service

Life Lesson:  Walk the Middle Way of Balance

The impulse “I want” and the impulse “I’ll have”–lose them!

That is where most people get stuck

–The Sutta-Nipata

The next step in our voyage of self-discovery is to rise from the seat-of-the-soul chakra to the level of the solar-plexus.  Here the soul learns to cultivate inner peace and brotherhood.  She does this by mastering her emotions and desires while dealing with the tests and trials of her karma.  The solar-plexus , from which this chakra takes its name, is the large network of nerves located behind the stomach.  Most of us have felt butterflies in our belly or a wallop of energy from someone who was upset with us, as if we were being punched in the stomach.  We were processing those emotions through the energy center at the solar-plexus.

Feeling like anger, agitation or fear as well as spiritual feelings of peace or devotion are filtered through this center.  Our solar-plexus and throat centers are closely linked, for we often express our feelings through our speech.  So powerful are our emotions that the solar-plexus chakra can multiply–for blessings or bane—what is taking place through our other chakras.

I Engage The Power Of My Emotions As An Instrument Of Peace

When Jesus said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water,” he was talking about those who would become instruments of peace as they mastered the powerful currents flowing through the solar-plexus chakra.

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Mastering the emotions does not mean that we have no emotion.  Emotion (e-motion) is simply energy in motion.  We can use our energy in motion to reflect and amplify the feelings of our soul or we can use it to subject the soul. We can use our energy in motion to emanate peace or to amplify agitation–to inspire or to provoke.

By staying calm when everything around us is in chaos, by tapping into the powerful reservoir of peace than can be garnered in the solar-plexus, we can summon a tremendous sea of energy to stabilize a situation, whether it is in our home or in a crowd.

The hero is the man

who is immovably centered

–Ralph Waldo Emerson

The test of the emotions comes in big and little ways, tempting us to indulge the emotions or lose control of them.  God wants us to master our lessons in energy flow, and he needs to make sure we’ve got it right.  For God will not give us more energy than we can hold in the chalice of our chakras and put to good use.  Why do we want a reserve of energy?  So that when the necessity arises we can send out to others, through our chakra and our aura, the healing light of joy, freedom, peace, love, power, vision and wisdom.

So when you are confronted with the trials of life that seem to be trying to unseat you, it’s because you’re doing something right, not something wrong.  When we’re committed to a course of spiritual growth, we can expect that we’ll be tested.  That’s what that quizzical verse we learned in Sunday school was all about:  “Count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.  But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire.”

Self-conquest is indeed, far greater

then the conquest of all other folk.

–The Dhammapada

Tibetan Buddhism teaches that anger is one of the “poisons” that are deadly to our spiritual growth.  Through anger we can very quickly lose any ground we have gained.   Like a baby who cries until he is literally exhausted, tirades of anger or other forms of emotional abuse can exhaust our energy supply–and cause turmoil within the energy centers of others.  Anger, is a symptom of a deeper malaise, telling us to dig below the surface.  Often what is hovering underneath is fear or insecurity or grief, and anger is the way, however unhealthy, that we chose to cope.  Anger does not change a situation; it usually makes it worse.  If we are serious about overcoming our unbalanced emotions, we first have to find out what is at the root of them.

I Strive To Walk The Middle Way

Gautama Buddha articulated the initiation of the solar-plexus chakra when he taught that we can make the best spiritual progress by walking “the Middle Way.”  In his first sermon after his enlightenment, given at Sarnath, India, Gautama explained that we can only attain enlightenment by avoiding the extremes of self-indulgence and self-mortification–by walking the Middle Way.  One hallmark of the Middle Way is tolerance.  Its nemesis is fanaticism or extremism, either to the right or to the left. Tolerance means that we accept others as they are because we haven’t walked in their moccasins and we don’t know the burden they may be carrying.  On the other hand, avoiding extremes doesn’t mean we are wishy-washy. Our point of balance, our fulcrum, is strong because it is centered in a solid sense of identity and purpose.

I Seek To Align My Desires With My Goals In Life

We can’t have inner peace if we don’t master our desires.  This doesn’t mean we have no desire.  Mastering desire means we tether our desires to the true desire of our soul and God’s desire for us.  When we are able to do that, the momentum of energy in our solar-plexus will propel us towards the fulfillment of our soul’s divine potential.  Our desires, like our emotions, aren’t automatically “bad.”  Gautama taught that the reason we suffer is that we crave.  We suffer when our desires are self-centered or selfish, when they reinforce the human ego and don’t take into account the needs of others.  There is a Buddhist saying about this grasping, possessive part of human nature:  “all the harm with which this world is rife, all the fear and suffering that there is:  clinging to the ‘I’ has caused it!  What am I to do with this great demon?”

The motive behind our desire is what counts.  For instance, if we desire to be educated or to become a doctor or lawyer so we share the talents God has given us and improve life for others, this is right desire.  If this pursuit is based solely on the desire to amass wealth or to control or impress others, that would be self-centered, inordinate desire.  In other words, there is always the option to fulfill our desires on a higher plane, the plane of service to life.  The spiritual meaning of the word desire is Deity siring–God and the presence of God within you giving birth to the highest and noblest aspirations of your soul.  Whenever you desire, you are creating (or giving birth to) something.  If the energies of your solar-plexus are balanced and at peace, the creations born of your desire can be beautiful, powerful and effective.

When you don’t get confused, our nature is naturally stable;

when your nature is stable, energy naturally returns.

-Lu Yen

Just because we feel the urge to have or to do something doesn’t mean it’s right for us.  We have to distinguish at the soul level whether what we are responding to is God’s desire for us or a desire that stems from an unhealthy pattern of the past.  Another key to evaluating desire is perspective.  Sometimes pulling away from a situation will give you a reality check.

I Set Aside My Own Desire When Necessary To Support And Serve Others

In a moment of self-reflection, Chief Luther Standing Bear once said, “As A child I understood how to give.  I have forgotten this grace since I have become civilized.”  The greatest gift you can give is the gift of yourself.  God endows us with talents and special qualities so that we can share them with others.  We’re like God’s messenger.  We’re God’s hands and feet on earth, delivering love or comfort, joy or illumination to those he cannot touch physically.  “Freely ye have received, freely give,” taught Jesus.  And the more we give, the more we open up the energy flow.  The more we prime the pump, the more that energy flows back to us.  That’s a principal of abundance, and it works.

We can choose to say, “Here I am God. You have created me.  Use me.  Use every aspect of my mind and heart and soul and all of my chakras to manifest your light and your love to everyone I meet!  Or we can become possessive.  We can claim the energy that comes to us from our universal Source as our own and stop the flow.  When we stop the flow that energy gets backed up. This creates a downward energy spiral that draws us down into the lesser self rather than a positive energy spiral that sweeps us up into higher vibrations of spiritual awareness.

Affirmations for Balance and Inner Peace

Peace, be still! Peace, be still! Peace, be still!

I AM the hand of god in action,

Gaining victory every day;

My pure soul’s great satisfaction

Is to walk the Middle Way (3x)

                              The Prayer of Saint Francis

Lord,

          Make me an instrument of they peace.

          Where there is hatred, let me sow love;

           Where there is injury, pardon;

           Where there is doubt, faith;

           Where there is despair, hope;

            Where there is darkness, light; and

            Where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,

              Grant that I may not so much

              Seek to be consoled as to console,

              To be understood as to understand,

               To be loved as to love.

               For it is in giving that we receive,

                It is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and

               It is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

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Second Energy Center

29 Jul

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SEAT OF THE SOUL

Location:  midway between the navel and the base of the spine

Color:  violet

Sanskrit Name:  Svadhishthana (sweetness’ or abode of the self”)

Petals:  6

Positive Expression:  freedom, mercy, forgiveness, justice, transcendence, alchemy, transmutation, diplomacy, intuition, prophecy, revelation

Unbalanced Expression:  lack of forgiveness, justice or mercy; intolerance, lack of tact, disregard for others, cruelty

Parts of Body:  organs and systems of elimination and reproduction

Musical Instrument:  woodwinds

Gemstone:  amethyst, diamond, aquamarine

Spiritual Tradition:  Taoism

By reclaiming our soul’s original pattern,

we are free to realize our full creative potential.

Life Lesson:  To Thine Own Self Be True

Man’s main task in

life is to give birth to himself.

-Erich Fromm

Through the second energy center, the seat-of-the-soul chakra, we experience freedom–the freedom to become all that we are meant to be.  The ancients saw a seat of the soul as a real power point.  In martial arts, it is our point of equilibrium and the central focus of ch’i, the inner energy essential to the maintenance of life.

This chakra is also the point where we make contact with out soul and receive her impressions and guidance.  Our soul is wise and can give us much inner direction.  We all have soul powers.  When you have a gut feeling about someone, you are receiving an instantaneous soul impression.  Sometimes your soul will give you a warning, “It’s not safe to go here or to do this right now…”It’s part of your internal guidance system.”

More often than not, these impressions and intuitions are accurate.  The more our soul is in touch with her true self, spiritual nature, the more sensitive and accurate these readings will be.  The more our soul is attached to the human ego, the unreal self, the less clear these readings will be.  The initiations of the seat-of-the-soul chakra deal with expressing our soul’s true voice and her creative impulses.  At the level of the seat of the soul, we also deal with archetypes, patterns and personality.

I Invest My Energy In Ways That Are Congruent With My Soul’s Original Inheritance And Pattern

The soul retains an ancient memory, even if it’s dim, of her divine origin, her divine pattern and the part she is to play in God’s scheme.  Although our soul is meant to be a clear reflecting pool for that original patter, sometimes the waters get muddied.  On her journey through the ages, our soul has at times taken on patterns that are not in alignment with her divine pattern.

Too many of us have had the experience of trying to work out our life’s mission while someone else, well-meaning or not, has tried to impose on us their version of our life plan.  Your opportunity at the level of the soul chakra is to recapture the original matrix of your soul-identity–to be true to yourself.  Your challenge is to free your soul to recognize and then fully claim your spiritual inheritance and pattern.  As seventeenth-century Kabbalist Moses Zacuto wrote, “Search and discover the root of your soul, so that you can fulfill it and restore it to its source, its essence.  The more you fulfill yourself, the closer you approach your authentic self.”

Self-knowledge–knowledge of our real self and our real path in life–is the starting point of our personal power and our soul liberation.  The soul that is truly free is the soul that can express her native reality.

The main condition for progress

is honesty with oneself.

-Helena Roerich

I Regularly And Honestly Appraise How Much Of My Identity Is Invested In My Human Ego Or In My Real Self

When we are on a spiritual path, we discover that the greatest challenges come not from without but from within.  As the cartoon character Pogo once said, “We have met the enemy–and they is us!”

The road to self mastery is a continual process of self-examination.  We must have the courage to explore how much of our identity is invested in our true, divine nature and how much is invested in our lower nature, our human ego.  The long and short of it is that the human ego is the imposter of our real self. In the gnostic Gospel of Thomas, Jesus says that the pain of facing the truth will be troubling, but it is a necessary first step in overcoming and self-mastery.  The initiation of the soul chakra gives us the opportunity to free ourselves from those aspects of our personality that are not part of our true identity–our “mask,” as Mark Prophet often called it.

To protect herself and alleviate her pain, the wounded soul develops certain behaviors, defense mechanisms, that can adversely affect subsequent relationships in her life, inhibit the development of her true self, and create a blockage in the body’s energy system.  Many times the healing process requires serious attention to the issues of our psychology (literally, the study of the psyche, or soul) and we can gain strides by working with a trained therapist who understands the spiritual path.

I Am Able To Tap Into And Freely Express My Creative Impulses

Moment by moment we create.  Whatever we answer to the question “What have I done with my energy today?” it is our day’s creation.  Our thoughts, words, actions, and feelings are our creations. We are on a spiritual path we realize the importance of these creations and we take accountability for the impact our thoughts, words and deed have on others.

Again, we have just so much energy allotted to us each day.  Where do we invest it?  What do we create with it?  Health practitioners have shown that ailments in the area of the seat of the soul–corresponding to the organs of reproduction and elimination–are sometimes related to an unresolved issue with creativity.   When we feel “stuck” and cannot express our innate creativity, then our emotions and body reflect this tension.

Our intellect is a wonderful vessel for our Higher Self to work through, but the reasoning, educated mind alone will not create that important connection to our soul.  In fact, it can short circuit it.  The intellect cannot take the place of our soul.  That is why education of the heart and soul is just as important as the education of our mind.

I can find nothing with which to compare the

great beauty of a soul and its great capacity.

-Teresa of Avila

I Free Myself From Old Patterns By Forgiving Myself And Others

An essential part of the process of freeing ourselves from old patterns is encapsulated in a single word: forgiveness. If we do not forgive the wrongs and injustices practiced against us, we allow ourselves to be tied, through the law of karma, to the one who has wronged us.  The old vendettas that individuals, families and even nations held against one another go on for centuries for this very reason.  Their warring never ends because their hatred forms a strong rope between themselves and their enemies–a rope that grows thicker and thicker the more they hate.  When those involved reincarnate, they carry the same entrenched energy patterns with them, and the vendettas live on and on.

Resentment is a vicious circle. It drains us of our energy because part of us is always focused on that unresolved situation.  As Emerson put it, when this is the case, “we are not free to use today, or to promise tomorrow, because we are already mortgaged to yesterday.”  When we forgive, we free up 100 percent of our energy for constructive endeavor.  Gautama Buddha once said, “You can look the whole world over and never find anyone more deserving of love than yourself.”

Affirmation for forgiveness:

Visualization:

In those moments just before you fall asleep, close your eyes and let the events of the day pass before you like a movie.  Call to mind the people who need your love and forgiveness.  Ask God to forgive them and to forgive you.  Then see violet light, which is the native light of the soul chakra, passing through these scenes.  See this violet light turn into intense flames of violet.  Watch these flames neutralize the negative impact of the day’s events.  As you give the following affirmations, focus your attention on your heart.  Send love and forgiveness to all those who you have wronged and all who have wronged you, releasing the situation into God’s hands. You can repeat this affirmation as many times as you feel the need to.

Forgiveness

I AM forgiveness acting here,

Casting out all doubt and fear,

Setting men forever free

With wings of cosmic victory.

I AM calling in full power

For forgiveness every hour;

To all life in every place

I flood forth forgiving grace.

Your Seven energy Centers by Elizabeth Clare Prophet

First Energy Center

26 Jul

Life Lesson:  Wed the Material to the Spiritual

Why separate your spiritual life and your practical life?

Integral being, there is no such distinction.

-Lao Tzu

Location: base of the spinal column

Color:  white

Sanskrit Name:  Muladhara

Petals:  4

Positive Expression:  purity, hope, joy, self-discipline, integration, perfection, wholeness, nurturing

Unbalanced Expression:  discouragement, hopelessness, impurity, chaos

Parts Of Body:  adrenals

Musical Instrument:  drum, tabla

Gemstone:  diamond, pearl, zircon, quartz crystal

Spiritual Tradition:  Hinduism

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Through practicality, self-discipline and joy, we nurture life to wholeness!

Our ascent begins at the ground level–the level of the energy center know as the base-of-the-spine, or base, chakra.  It takes its name from its location at the base of the spine, but it is also the base (foundation) of our inner and outer development.  At the base chakra, we access the life-force that enlivens us both physically and spiritually.  This energy is the creative power of Spirit anchored in our physical bodies.

The base chakra represents the point where we connect with the physical world, with nature and with our environment.  Balancing the energies of this chakra is therefore fundamental to our practicality and effectiveness in the physical world.  When used in harmony, the pure and vibrant energies of the base chakra can endow us with hope, joy, self-discipline and wholeness.  Along with the soul chakra, the base also engenders the activity of procreation.

This energy center and its white light are associated with planning, striving for excellence and perfection, and externalizing inner patterns and divine geometry in outer form. The base chakra is also associated with the expression of purity, harmony, perfection, symmetry, order and integration in fields such as music, art, sculpture, architecture, technology and mathematics.

One of the reasons this first energy center is foundational is that its health and vitality affect all the other chakras.  How we use the energy that resides at the base chakra will determine whether the potential of our other chakras remains dormant or becomes fully awakened.

Some of us have a greater momentum of mastery in the base chakra then others, but at this level we are all called to learn certain lessons.  What are those lessons and initiations?  And how can we master the flow of energy through this center?

I Value The Material World And My Body As Chalices For Spirit

We cannot evolve spiritually without having a secure physical platform. The two go hand in hand.  Sometimes because of our religious upbringing we have the mistaken idea that Spirit is good and matter is bad, or spiritual things are good but the body is bad. In, reality, both the spiritual and the material, in their highest state, are meant to be a reflection of the divine.

Matter comes from the Latin work mater, meaning “mother.”  The physical world is the mother because matter is the womb or chalice into which spirit descends.  Matter is the instrument of Spirit.  It allows spirit to express itself.  Matter is like the flute and Spirit like the breath.  Without our flute–our physical instrument–Spirit cannot play its song through us.  And each of us contains a unique song waiting to be heard.

Another misconception we may have is that in order to be spiritual we need to escape from the world around us.  But real spirituality isn’t leaving the physical world behind; it’s imbuing the physical world with Spirit.  It’s part of the world, but not identifying so much with the material that we forget who we are (spiritual beings) and why  we are on earth (to express our spirituality in a practical way as we fulfill our unique reason for being and help others.)  In other words, being grounded and practical is part and parcel of spirituality.

At the level of the base chakra, we learn to relate to the world in the most meaningful way possible.  The initiation at this level asks us to tenderly care for those we are responsible for and not to neglect our duties to others because we are “pursuing spirituality.”

In fact, our spirituality demands that we enter the physical arena.  It demands that we integrate the spiritual and the material.  Ramana Maharshi, one of the great spiritual teachers of modern India, once chided a student who wanted to give up his job and family to serve God.  he said, “Renunciation doesn’t mean giving away your money or abandoning your home..No: a true enunciate actually merges in the world and expands his love to embrace the whole world.”

At energetic levels, the reason it’s important to pay attention to the physical is that the condition of our body determines in part how much energy we are able to hold onto.  God, won’t let a 240-volt flash of light pour through you if the chalice of your body is only able to receive 120-volt charge of light.  Our care for the physical includes not only our body but our physical base.  Our home and our work environment are extensions and expressions of our soul–the crucibles in which we forge our life’s work.  No matter how little money we have, we can be mindful of the importance of beauty in our homes.  The more uplifted we are by our environment, the more creative and fulfilled we will be.

I Strive To Be Non-attached To My Belongings

Most of the lessons associated with our seven energy centers have to do with balance.  While we value the material world as a way to concretely express our spirituality, over-attachment to the physical can tempt us into materialism.  The challenge can be subtler than we realize.  Even the poorest person can become a materialist if he is overly concerned about his possessions (or lack of them) and resents those who have more than he does.  Lao Tzu taught, “To know when you have enough is to be rich.” and that “enough” is different for each of us.

The twentieth-century Indian spiritual leader Sri Aurobindo saw money as a resource that should be used to reconnect us with our Divine Source.  He taught that it is not necessary to completely renounce all money, just as it is unhealthy to be attached to it.  “All wealth belongs to the Divine and those who hold it are trustees, not the possessors,” he said.  “it is with them today; tomorrow it may be elsewhere…In your personal use of money, look on all you have or get or bring as the (Divine) Mother…Always consider that it is her possession and not your own that you are handling…Do not look up to men because of their riches or allow yourself to be impressed by the show, the power, or the influence.

I Look Beyond Outer Appearances To The Inner Essence

As we master the energies of the base chakra, we move from attachment to the outer form to an appreciation of the inner essence.  Another name for attachment to the outer is idolatry.  Idolatry is placing one’s trust in the vessel that houses the Spirit instead of placing one’s trust in the spiritual flame that abides in the vessel.  When we meet someone, do we take a reading based on what they look like and what they are wearing–or do we take a moment to tune into the inner qualities they are expressing.

Idolatry and its sidekicks–over-dependence and co-dependence–are especially challenging in relationships.  In a healthy relationship, each partner can stand on a firm foundation of his own.  It has to be that way so the partners can take turns bolstering each other.  If one of them hasn’t developed his own strong roots, the relationship isn’t really a partnership..

Kahlil Gibran eloquently captured this truth when he wrote of marriage: “Let there be spaces in your togetherness…Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music…Stand together yet not too near together: for the pillars of the temple stand apart, and the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.”

I Honor The Sacred In Nature And Apply Its Lessons To My Life

Another way we enhance our connection with Spirit at the level of the base chakra is to strengthen our connection with Mother Nature.  Our Native American brethren have much to teach us in this regard.  Chief Luther Standing Bear said the Native Americans sat or reclined on the ground with a feeling of being close to “a mothering power.” He said, “The old Indian still sits upon the earth instead of propping himself up and away from its life-giving forces,” because he is “able to think more deeply and to feel more keenly.”

Working with the earth, with plants and with animals increases our sensitivity to life.  We learn to tune into what that plant needs in order to flourish.  Does it have enough sunlight and the right amount of water?  Does its soil have the proper nutrients?  We can apply the same sensitivity to the way we care for others.  People also need care and attention.  They too need optimum conditions in order to flourish.  How beautiful is everything God makes!

I Honor, Respect, And Nurture The Feminine In Myself  And Others

The energy of the base chakra is also referred to as the “Mother light.”  In a spiritually symbolic sense, the physical universe, which associated with the base chakra, represents the feminine (or Mother) principle of God. The spiritual universe represents the masculine (or Father) principle. As the inner traditions of the world’s religions show us, there is another side of the divine: the feminine side, or God as Mother.  This side nurtures, teaches and supports.  She is sacred energy that comforts and heals. The base chakra corresponds to this feminine aspect of life.  The personifications of the feminine are not , at their core, goddesses to be worshiped.  They are embodiments of the feminine attributes of God who teach us by example how we can realize our feminine potential.  We all have a feminine side. When we maintain a vital and balanced flow of energy through the base chakra, we are able to express the caring qualities of the divine feminine.  We too become sensitive to the needs of others.

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I Conserve My Energy

Those who conserve the energy they receive from their Source are the most creative, joyous and effective people in all fields of endeavor–because they are overflowing with that spiritual energy and they want to share it with others.  What does it mean to conserve energy?  Everyday we receive from our Source an allotment of spiritual energy.  This is the energy that empowers us to think, feel, speak and act.  We all have free will to decide what to do with that energy.  We can–through loving deeds and our spiritual practices–raise that sacred fire to endow all our interactions with that vitality of spirit.

On the other hand, we can dissipate that energy in any one of our chakras through a number of unbalanced activities that don’t add value to our spiritual path.  These could include anything from outbursts of anger to excessive chattering, egoism, criticism, gossip, resentment, non-forgiveness, perverted or excessive sexual activity, jealousy, obsession with material objects, feeling sorry for ourselves, revolving the past, constantly worrying about the future, and so on.

The bottom line is this:  We waste God’s precious energy by diverting it into activities that are not helping us grow spiritually–activities that tie up our energy rather than letting it flow.  The best measuring rod is to ask yourself:   Is what I’m about to do helping me realize more of my spiritual nature?  Is it helping me integrate my spirituality into everyday life?  Is it allowing me to help others in a meaningful way?

When we conserve the energy (the Kundalini) that resides at the base-of-the-spine, it naturally rises to nourish our other centers, activating new levels of spiritual awareness within us.

If you do not care about your vitality and waste it arbitrarily,

that is like putting water into a leaking cup.

-Ancestor Lu

A word of caution about working with the base chakra.  As we work with each of life lessons of the base chakra and use our energy wisely, the energy of our base chakra will naturally rise.  As it does, we will not necessarily fell it in a physical sense because it is taking place at inner levels in our being.  There are several techniques that claim to accelerate the raising of the Kundalini.  However, unless the base chakra is first balanced and cleared these practices can be dangerous.  For as energy rises, it can activate the negatives that we are carrying around with us.  For this reason, I have found it is best to meditate on the upper chakras, from the heart to the crown.  When we intensify the light of our upper chakras they become magnets of light that naturally and safely draw up the energy from the base chakra.

An effective way to purify and accelerate all of our chakras is to access the high-frequency spiritual energy known as the violet flame through prayer and meditation.

Mantra for the Resurrection of the Inner Light

As you say the following affirmation, see and feel the light within you as a mother-of-pearl softness bathing your body in a gentle, suffusing glow.  See the light surround every cell and atom of your body, becoming whiter, and whiter.  As the cells and atoms accelerate they begin to spin–releasing the white light to clear and energize your body, mind and emotions.  As you recite this affirmation, stand with your arms raised over your head.  Imagine that you are directing the energy that is rising up the network of your chakras back to God.

I AM the resurrection and the life of every

cell and atom of my being now made manifest.

Your Seven Energy Centers by Elizabeth Clare Prophet.

The Science of Energy Flow

24 Jul

All of life is energy.  The mystics even defined God as light, as energy and as the flow of light and energy.  The first letter of John in the New Testament proclaimed that “God is light.”  “In each atom,” said Shabestari, “lies the blazing light of a thousand suns.”  And in the Tao Te Ching, the Chinese sage Lao Tzu teaches, “Something mysteriously formed, born before heaven and earth…Ever present and in motion…I do not know its name.  Call it Tao.  For lack of a better word, I call it great.  Being great, it flows.  It flows far away.  Having gone far, it returns.”  For Lao Tzu, the definition of the Universal Spirit was flow, movement.  Life coursing through our veins, our minds, our heart is energy, is movement, is God.  Lao Tzu also tells us that there is a natural order to the universe and to our own lives, and when we work against that natural order we create inharmony and unhappiness.

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The choice is ours.  At every moment the crystal clear stream of life descends to us from our Source in its natural rhythm.  This energy is distributed first to our heart center and then to our other chakras.  It is the life-force that beats our heart, give us the impetus to grow and evolve, and energizes the organs and systems of our body.

But we always have free will.  We can express this energy in a positive way or we can upset the natural flow by acting out of sync with our spiritual nature.  We can, for instance, use energy of our heart center to be naturally kind, loving and charitable, or we can use it to be selfish and stingy.  We can express the power of our throat center through communication that is caring or critical.

These choices have consequences.  When we use energy to think, feel or act in ways that are positive, we attract to ourselves more of that positive energy, as if we were priming the pump.  When we mold that energy in ways that are not true to our inner nature, we create mental and emotional toxins that block energy flow.  Just as physical toxins and substances like cholesterol plaque can build up in our arteries and veins, choking off the vital supply of blood, so mental and emotional toxins that collect energetically in and around our chakra inhibit the free flow of energy within us.

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Because each chakra externalizes the energy it receives through a different gland and area of the body, these blockages affect our health, causing us to become fatigued, depressed or even ill.   Or maybe we just can’t seem to get where we want to go in life.  Overstimulating a chakra (by placing continual stress on it), under-stimulating it (by ignoring it and letting it become weak), or depleting its natural vitality (by unwisely expending its energy) can all create blockages in our body’s energetic system.

Since our energy centers are interconnected what happens in one chakra affects our entire energy system.  If any one center is blocked, it can throw the rest of the system off kilter.  Not only that, but the condition of our chakras impact those we interact with.  That’s because the energy of our chakras colors helps create the electromagnetic force-field, or aura, that surrounds each of us.  This energy field interpenetrates and influences the energy field of those around us–for better or for worse.  You know how it feels to around someone who is kind, cheerful and loving in comparison to someone who is depressed or grouchy.  Either way, it can be contagious.

It’s not just the quality of the vibration we send out through our chakras but the quantity that can make a difference in our vitality and resilience. How much energy can we actually hold on to?  Those who perpetually get angry have a lot of energy coursing through them, but they can’t hold on to it and they don’t have a lot of mastery.

It’s a simple equation:   the more energy we can actually hold on to and master, the more personal power we will have at our disposal.  And the more power we have, the more energy we can use to create positive change in our lives and in the lives of those around us.  In fact, those who hold an extraordinary energy in their chakras are able to change their corner of the world and much more than their corner of the world.

Another way to think about the chakras is that each one offers us another way to express our personal spirituality.  When you engage the fires of your heart chakra to help someone in need, you have an entirely different experience than when you tap into your creative genius through your crown chakra to teach someone.  But they are both ways to get in touch with your spiritual essence and share it.

The direct experience of our spiritual essence is the common thread that unites the mystics of the world’s religions.   No matter what direction they approach it from, the mystics all seek a direct connection with the divine, whether they call it Christ or Buddha, Tao or Brahman, Allah or Ein Sof or the Great Spirit.

The science of the body’s energy centers gives us a practical way of understanding how we tap into the power of the divine–how, as the mystics say, we can become an instrument God can use to reach out into the world.  That is the real meaning of empowerment–the power to use the pure energy flowing through us to do good on earth.

At each chakra, we have the opportunity to master another dimension of energy and thereby gain another level of awareness, insight and personal power.  These rites of passage are stages of personal growth that engage our soul and shape the course of our life.  For at each level of awareness, there is a dividing of the real from the unreal, the light from the darkness.

In some traditions, this is known as initiation–the testing of the soul to see how much light she can garner to offset her self-created darkness.  These rites of passage are archetypal. Every one of use will face them–no matter who we are, no matter what path we have chosen. Each energy center is an archetypal matrix, and therefore each one correlates to different attributes, including a different color, part of the body, positive quality, spiritual tradition, musical instrument, and so forth.  There is no magic formula to vitalize your energy centers.  The beauty of life is that each of us is spectacularly unique.   Like alchemists of the spirit, it is up to use to take the tools in hand and experiment within the laboratory of self.  Fortunately for us, personal growth is a creative process and a sacred adventure.

The Seven Energy Centers By Elizabeth Clare Prophet

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Bija Mantra Chants for the seven energy centers

Integrating Body, Mind and Spirit

22 Jul

The human body is only

vitality, energy, and spirit…

If you want to learn the great Way,

you must value the three treasures.

-Lu Yen

Vitality.  Everybody wants it, but in today’s complex and stressful world few of us know how to capture it–and keep it.  That’s because real vitality is more than a matter of good sleep, vitamins and pumping iron.  Real vitality is physical, emotional and spiritual.  Vitality comes from understanding your most important natural resource–energy.  It comes from knowing how to tap into your energy source.  How to clear the blocks to making that connection.  How to master the flow of energy so you can express your full potential.

The ancient wisdom of the world’s spiritual traditions has much to teach us about the science of vitalizing body, mind and soul.  Again and again these traditions talk about seven levels of being and seven centers for the the exchange of energy from the spiritual world to our world.

The seven heavens of Judaism, the seven tiers of Kabbalah’s Tree of Life, Christianity’s seven sacraments and the seven chakras of Hinduism and Buddhism–they are all ways of describing how we can tap into higher levels of spiritual awareness to accelerate the flow of energy from Spirit to matter, from heaven to earth, from within to without. We will start with the ancient Eastern science of the body’s seven energy centers, or chakras.  The network of chakras forms a road map that can help you explore your physical, emotional and spiritual worlds.  For there is much more to you–and to your vitality–than meets the eye.

The colors of the chakras given represent how these vibrant vortices of light would appear at spiritual levels if they were working at peak performance.  It is import when meditating on the chakras to concentrate on the pure, original color pattern.

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Our energy centers operate at subtle levels, invisible to the physical eye.  Yet they affect every aspect of our life, including our vitality, our creativity and our well-being.  In simple terms, you can think of the energy centers as receiving- and sending-stations for the energy that flows to you, through you and our from you moment by moment.  Each center is like a step-down transformer that translates this powerful energy from Spirit to a different level of our being, nourishing body, mind and soul. Each one has a unique part to play in the process of daily living and spiritual growth.

The seven major energy centers are situated at the etheric levels of our being along the spinal column at the base of the spine, midway between the base and the navel, at the navel, the heart, the throat, the brow, and the top of the head. We all have experienced energy flowing through our seven chakras, whether we have realized it or not.

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The energy of the base-of-the-spine chakra enables us to connect with the earth and nature and to stay grounded and practical as we master the day-to-day, physical level of existence.  Along with the seat-of-the-soul chakra, it governs our sexuality.  Through the seat-of-the-soul chakra, we also receive our gut reactions and hunches and we liberate our soul to fulfill her life plan.  Through the solar-plexus chakra, our center of peace, we express and master our emotions and desires.

Our heart center inspires us with compassion and generosity to be love in action. Through the throat center, we have access to the tremendous power of will and the spoken word to create personal and world change.  Our third-eye center enables us to focus, see a situation clearly and tap into the highest truth.  And through the crown chakra, we engage our intellect, receive those sudden flashes of illumination and experience enlightenment.

The chakras are points of contacts with dimensions of our being beyond the physical, and yet they mesh with the physical.  They are coordinates, so to speak, of Spirit right within our own bodies.  The idea that the spiritual world is mirrored in the material world and in our own physical body is an ancient one. “As is the atom, so is the universe,” say the Upanishads.  “Within the pulp of a millet seed an entire universe can be found…the pupil of the eye, an endless heaven,” writes Sufi poet Mahmud Shabestari. And the famous Hermetic axiom states, “As is the great, so is the small; as it is above, so it is below.”  In other words, the pattern of Spirit is indelibly imprinted within the very fabric of our being.

The world’s sages and healers tell us that as a result of our inner resonance with the divine, the power to heal ultimately comes from within ourselves.   Twentieth-century seer and healer Edgar Cayce, for instance, taught that all healing comes from attuning each atom of the body, each reflex of the brain forces, to the awareness of the divine” that lies within each atom and cell of the body.  He also said that true healing can only take place once there is an awakening of the spiritual self.

Our body’s seven energy centers are the gateways to that spiritual self.  When we understand how these centers work, we can work with them to bring our body, mind and emotions back into balance with our true nature.

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Elizabeth Clare Prophet

Healing the Heart

19 Jul

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Healing the heart begins with mercy–extending mercy to others, extending mercy to ourselves.  It begins with affirming that we are in control of our destiny.  No matter what we have done, no matter what we have experienced, we can transcend ourselves.  We can learn to master the creative flow of energy through our heart. When something is difficult or distasteful, we want to flee as far and as fast as we can.  Winston Churchill once said, “Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.”  When we’re on a path of the heart and we stumble over a situation that needs resolution, no matter how uncomfortable it may be, we don’t just pick ourselves up and hurry off.  For we know we are not really free to make spiritual progress unless we stop and apply mercy.  First, last and always, we are called to forgive, forgive and forgive.

There  is a simple law behind that injunction.  When we refuse to forgive someone who has wronged us, even if he wrongs us again and again, we tie ourselves to that person.  “All you are unable to give,” said Andre Gide, “possesses you.” The person we refuse to forgive, the person we are angry with, becomes our master.  No matter how hard we try to move in any direction, we can only go as far as the rope of non-resolution allows us to–and it’s usually a very short rope.  The rope is short because our soul inevitably gravitates back to the scene to restore harmony and reach resolution.

That’s why people who go to their graves without making peace with their adversaries will be in for a surprise when they reach the other side.  They will find out that when we don’t let go of our resentment, anger, or desire for revenge, we have to reincarnate with the same people again and again until we learn to love.  Thus deep seated vendettas between families and even nations are not just generations old; they can go back centuries or even lifetimes.  The feuding goes on with no end in sight until they forgive.

Not only do people carry non-forgiveness to their graves, but they may go to their graves more quickly if they do not forgive.  A University of Tennessee study measured the effects of a forgiving personality.  Researchers measured indicators like blood pressure, forehead muscle tension and heart rate as students spoke about experiences of betrayal. The researchers found that those who forgave more easily had lower blood pressure and a smaller increase in blood pressure than those who held grudges.

The issue of forgiveness is confusing to many of us because we have been erroneously taught that forgiveness wipes away the transgression  or the crime.  We think that when we ask for forgiveness for something we have done or when we forgive another, that’s the end of the matter and we have no further responsibility.  But forgiveness does not equal absolution.  We are still required to take full responsibility for our actions. If you pay someone to paint your car blue and he paints it red, you can forgive him but he still has to rectify the situation and repaint your car.

When God forgives us, our negative karma (or sin) is sealed for a time.  It’s as if God takes this bundle of karma off our back so  we have time to pursue the path of self-mastery and prepare to pass the exam when it comes around again.  And it will come again.  When we do finally pass the test, we can graduate to the next level of spiritual mastery.

That’s how the universe works.  If we lose our temper or get angry, we will be tested again on the formula of patience and forgiveness.  The test may come in a new set of circumstances or it may come as a reply of the same scenario with the same actors.  Whatever the case, we will have to show how much love and forgiveness we can infuse into the situation to heal ourselves and others.

Jesus was a prophet of love and one of the most profound things he ever taught about the spiritual dynamics of love is in the Lord’s Prayer: “Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.”  We’re so used to hearing those words that we don’t really think about what they mean: Forgive us our own faults and mistakes in the same manner as we forgive the faults and mistakes of others.

That’s the fundamental law of karma:  As you do unto others, so it will be done unto you.  God will extend forgiveness to us in the same proportion that we extend our heart’s mercy to others.  And if we do not forgive, then mercy will be withheld from us.  Thus the biggest danger of the unmerciful heart is that it hurts the one who retains it.

The story of love is not important–what is important

is that one is capable of love.

-Helen Hayes

The law of forgiveness is a simple equation of energy, for whatever we think, feel and do has ramifications at energetic levels of our being.  The ancient Oriental art of  Feng Shui, for example, says that clutter or blockages within our environment can create blockages in our life.  The same things applies to our internal terrain.  When we freely give and receive love, when we quickly deal with and resolve issues that come into our lives, energy can move. But if we hold on to resentment or anger, energy gets blocked up.  When lack of forgiveness and love becomes acute, the blocked energy hardens around the heart.  At spiritual levels this creates hardness of heart.

If you want to heal the heart and activate mercy, a good rule of thumb is to handle that unpleasant, sticky issue that just walked into your life as fast as you can.  Forgive others and ask for forgiveness with all the sincerity of your heart so that both of you can move forward.  The great adepts did not say, however, that forgiveness was necessarily easy.  It’s not always easy to forgive those who have committed grave crimes against body, mind and soul.

Resolution, is a two-step process.  The first step is to invoke divine mercy.   We can forgive the soul of the one who committed the wrong and we can ask God to forgive the soul.  The second step is to invoke divine justice for the binding of the negative forces, within and without that hold the soul in their grip and work through that soul.  We can ask God to restrain the unreal self, the dark side of the person that caused him or her to commit wrong.  We can also ask God to give the soul an opportunity to repent of his deeds and an opportunity to strengthen himself so he can resist the urge to do wrong when it knocks again at his door.

However, just because we forgive someone, it doesn’t mean we condone his harmful actions. But it does mean we can let go of our sense of injustice and let God take care of the situation.  The when, where and how is God’s business–“Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.”

That means it’s our work to forgive, and it’s God’s work to render judgement and deliver the increments of karma that will help the soul learn her lessons.  In fact, we can love the spiritual nature that resides deep within each person no matter what his actions are.  The animating fire at the very core of our cells is God, and therefore we can love the soul and honor that light even if the consciousness that uses that light is no longer serving the spirit.

“The understanding of these two components of forgiveness–forgiving the soul and asking God to bind the negative forces working through the soul–is the healing of a lifetime.

Elizabeth Clare Prophet

Cultivate Gratitude

17 Jul

Gratitude is strengthening because when we are grateful we establish a figure-eight flow of love from our heart to the heart of God.  And when we send love and gratitude to God, light and blessings return to us.  If we don’t take a moment in our busy day to feel and express our profound gratitude to the spiritual Source that continuously gives us breath and life and opportunity, we are not tapping the tremendous resource of energy that is available to use at any hour of the day or night.

Sometimes we fail to make the most of the blessings we have been given because we dwell on the negatives instead of noticing the richness of our life.  Something beautiful happens and all we can think of is the one thing that went wrong.  Gratitude can help us gain back our heart perspective–the perspective that whatever is happening in our life, it is an opportunity, even a gift, that can help us open our heart and grow.

When we consciously cultivate gratitude, we get into the habit of seeing the positives.   We don’t take things apart before they’ve even had a chance to breathe the breath of life.  We are naturally more balanced and at peace, and therefore we criticize less and we blame less.  We make the most of what we have, and we enjoy life more.

But listen to me: for one moment, quit being sad.

hear blessings dropping their blossoms around you. God.

-Rumi

When we have gratitude, we see with our heart.  One of the ways we can consciously cultivate gratitude and begin seeing with the heart is to look for opportunities to appreciate others–to show them how grateful we are for them.  When we appreciate others, we share in their blessings.  “Appreciation is a wonderful thing,” Voltaire said.  “It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”

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Cultivating gratitude is learning to treat each other as we so often treat children, cherishing their every effort and cheering them on.  No matter how crude a child’s offering, it is always pure.  It doesn’t matter what they’ve drawn or what they made, their work is beautiful and they need us to appreciate their effort.  When a child sees that we are grateful for that effort, he or she will make another effort and then another.  When someone is sincerely grateful for something you’ve done, doesn’t it make all the difference?  Doesn’t it make yo want to do i again and again?

Love is to learn from everything, to see the gifts of God

and the generosity of God in everything.

-Sheikh Muzaffer

Not only is gratitude and appreciation empowering, but it is healthy.   Researchers at the Institute of HeartMath have shown that emotions like anger and frustration put a strain on the heart and other organs.  Emotions like love, compassion and appreciation, on the other hand, have been shown to create harmony in the body, leading to enhanced immunity and improved hormonal balance.  “Scientist discovered a dramatic demonstration of love’s transforming power when they looked at the difference between the effects of love and frustration,” writes David McArthur and Bruce McArthur.  Frustration creates a chaotic pattern in our heart rate variability, which is the speeding up and slowing down of our heart rate.  In contrast, they say, a deep heartfelt feeling of sincere appreciation produces a balanced, ordered pattern that is generally associated with efficient cardiovascular function.  “It is a dynamic example of the transforming power of love operating at the level or our physical bodies,” say the authors. “When this pattern is present in the heart, other systems in the body are strongly affected by its order and efficiency.”

Gratitude is so powerful that it can raise up or bring down an entire civilization.  We can talk about everything that brought down the world’s great civilizations, even as far back as the lost continent of Atlantis, but it all boils down to the failure to give gratitude for the Spirit. When we are grateful for something, we acknowledge the giver, we take care of the gift we have been given and we share it with others.  We realize that the true measure of success is not what we have achieved but whether or not we have used our God-given talents to bring out the best in others.  When we have gratitude , we want to give more because our cup is overflowing,

If the only prayer you say in your whole life

is “thank you,” that would suffice.

-Meister Eckhart

Nurturing Yourself

15 Jul

Do we love and appreciate ourselves?  If we don’t love ourselves, we will sabotage our own spiritual, emotional and professional progress.  We won’t allow ourselves to go higher simply because we don’t believe we are capable or worthy of going higher.  This spiritual malady (often reinforced by misguided parents, peers, authority figures and even the media) will infect us with the false belief that we don’t deserve that fulfilling job, that meaningful relationship, that beautiful home or even those exalting spiritual experiences that we need and deserve.  In addition, if we don’t love ourselves, we will short-circuit our ability to give love and to receive love.  In fact, we may fail, whether consciously or unconsciously, just to prove that we are unworthy.

“Not only does this unconscious self-hatred get in the way of expressing love, it also interferes with receiving love,” writes Dr. Harville Hendrix.  “You cannot feel worthy of accepting love if you unconsciously hate yourself or even hate some parts of yourself.”  Those who are spiritually inclined tend to hold high standards for themselves and to be overly critical of themselves.  They also tend to be extremely sensitive to what others say.  While we should be realistic about area in our life where we need to improve, we also have to be realistic about the nature of life and spirituality.  Life is a path, and spirituality is a process.  Today we are not who we were yesterday, just as we are not now who we will be tomorrow.

When we deal with children, we know that they are engaged in a continual process of growth and refinement, and we don’t criticize them if they make a mistake.  Yet we don’t always translate that process into our adult life and treat our soul in the same way.   The soul is our inner child, still in the process of refinement, still unfolding her full potential.  No matter what our inner child is experiencing now, we can love our soul as she walks the path of becoming whole.  For what’s most important is not how far we still have to go but whether we are fully engaged in the process. Can we listen to what our heart tells us is the next step on our path and take it?

If you want to empower your heart, start by listening to what your heart says you need at that moment.  It could be anything from stopping to smell the flowers to getting a back rub to exploring a career change.  Listening to our heart is empowering because its the first step to taking responsibility for our own needs.  “If you want love, take the time to listen to your heart,” advises author and Buddhist meditation teacher Jack Kornfield.  “In most ancient and wise cultures. it is a regular practice for people to talk to their hearts…In the heart of each of us, there is a voice of knowing, a song than can remind us of what we most value and long for, what we have known since we were a child.”

Sometimes we deny the voice of our heart.  We think that taking care of our own needs is selfish.  But when we take care of our own needs, we are recharging our spiritual and physical reserves so that we in turn can give more to others.  If we don’t nurture ourselves, we can’t really value and nurture others.  Jesus said, “Love thy neighbor as thyself–in other words, love your neighbor as you would love yourself.

Love is, above all,

the gift of oneself

-Jean Anoulh

 

The Capacity to Love

12 Jul

Alchemy of the heart book

When you get right down to it, there is nothing more important than increasing our capacity to love.  A disciple once asked Gautama Buddha, “Would it be true to say a part of our training is for the development of love and compassion?”  The Buddha replied, “No, it would not be true to say this.  It would be true to say that the whole of our training is for the development of love and compassion.”  The apostle John said essentially the same thing in his beautiful exposition on love:  “This is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another…He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.”  If God is love and we were made in the image and likeness of God, as both Genesis and scriptures of the East tell us, then at our very core we too are love.  God created the universe so that we–and he–could experience more of the wonders of that love.

That is why most, if not all, of the critical issues in our life revolve around the innate need to give love and to receive love.  When we lament the lack of appreciation or respect or even self-esteem in our life, what we are really yearning for is love.  When we feel compelled to take those tortuous twists and turns through the labyrinth of life, painful as they may be, its because we’re trying to recapture the experience of divine love that is native to our soul.

The labyrinth takes us over the high peaks and into the deep chasms of our own inner terrain.  The landscape has been shaped by our karma–the consequences of the choices we have made in the past to love or not to love.  Each time time we come to a Y in the road, we again come face-to-face with the choice–to love or not to love, to open our heart and share our gifts or to shut down and pretend no one is home.  Since the journey is not always easy, at times we take the safer, lower road so we can catch our breath.  And sometimes we never make it back to the high road.  It’s understandable.  Maybe we were deeply hurt in this life or a past life and we don’t want to open our hearts and be rejected again.  Maybe we’re angry with others or even with God for the loss of a loved one.  Or maybe we feel guilty about our own shortcomings and have convinced ourselves that we don’t deserve to be loved.

In some cases, we unconsciously wall ourselves off.   We retreat into the castle of our heart and position layers upon layers of defenses around it so that no one will get too close to us and we won’t get to close to anyone else.  But these defenses keep us insulated from the very thing we crave–an intimate experience of giving and receiving love.  That’s when the universe conspires to wkae us up and get us back on the high road.  Mark L. Prophet, once said, “All experiences on earth are to teach us the meaning of love.  Everything that takes place for the education of the soul…is to teach it the meaning of love.  Because love is the power that shakes the universe and sounds one pure tone that gives to every man the freedom to embrace his own divine presence, his own divine plane.”

If we can embrace this truth–that all our experiences are designed to teach us how to give and receive more love–then suddenly the circumstance of our life make sense.  We are awakened to the need for a higher walk with love.  And the journey into those deep chasms and over those high peaks become a sacred trek.

                                                                                                                                        You knock at the door                                 

of reality, shake you

thought-wings, loosen your

shoulders, and open.

Rumi

How can I open my heart and freely share my love with others?  How can I empower my heart so I can fulfill my reason for being and soothe those who are in pain?   How can I heal my own heart from the pain of the past and expand my capacity to love?  How can I give to others and still find time to nurture myself?  How can I enter my heart to fan the inner fires of love.  How can I become a living transformer of love?

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I AM the Light of the Heart

I AM the light of the heart

Shinning in the darkness of being

And Changing all into the golden treasury

Of the mind of Christ.

I AM projecting my love

Out into the world

To erase all error

And to break down all barriers.

I AM the power of infinite love,

Amplifying itself

Until it is victorious,

World without end!

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Alchemy of The Heart by Elizabeth Clare Prophet

Your Real Inner Self

10 Jul

So another video to discuss our inner beings which we have been speaking about in earlier blogs.  After this we will move on to more information about the violet flame which can help us transmute our personal and planetary karma.