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Meditation – Union with God

4 Oct

Meditation

Accelerating Your Spiritual Journey

The purpose of meditation is that God above may manifest in man below—as above, so below. This is the highest teaching which God can impart to man before opening the portal of reality and Self-awareness. Meditate in order that the beauty of the Divine may come into manifestation within you, that the Higher Image may surround you, and that you may literally become that image. It should be understood that at inner levels, according to the teachings of the Great White Brotherhood, a period of meditation is regarded as a journey into the temple. We call this temple the Temple Most Holy; and it is, in a very real sense, the laboratory of the Spirit. – Kuthumi

 

Archangel Uriel’s Meditative Exercise for Letting Go

 

Archangel Uriel’s Meditative Exercise for Letting Go

Sit with your legs uncrossed and your feet flat on the floor in front of you.

Focus your attention on your heart.

Place your hands one on top of the other over your heart and then release them.

Next put your hands on your knees, palms up.

Relax and breathe gently.

Say tenderly to your soul and body, “Peace, be still.”

Repeat it as many times as you like, in multiples of three, while visualizing yourself surrounded by the purple-gold-ruby light of the angels of peace.

Take a deep breath.

As you breathe out, release your worries and concerns into the light.

Watch as they dissolve on contact. Now inhale, seeing the light rush in to replace the burdens you have let go. Repeat three times.

Give the “Prayer of Saint Francis”

Prayer to Saint Francis

Lord,
Make me an instrument of thy 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.

Close your meditation saying three times:

Archangel Uriel and angels of peace,
I accept the gift of peace
In my heart, in my soul, in my spirit, in my body, in my mind!
Make me an instrument of God’s peace!

Radiating the Light of Spirit Meditation

Meditation To Experience Your Oneness with Spirit
Radiating the Light of Spirit Through Your Four Lower Bodies

A meditation to help you draw down the light of Spirit, the energy of your I AM Presence, and to radiate it through your four lower bodies* to cleanse and purify them.

Meditating on the I AM Presence, the Real Self, the eternal presence of God in our life

1. Go within and draw your attention to your heart. Place your hand over your heart to help focus your awareness there.

2. Breathe deeply until you feel calm and centered.

3. With your eyes closed, chant the words I AM THAT I AM nine times.

4. Visualize and feel the Divine light of your I AM Presence descending over your crystal cord through your Christ Self into your heart. The Chart of Your Divine Self can help you to visualize this action

5. See and feel that light expanding outward from your heart and penetrating each of your four lower bodies, one at a time:

Physical Body: Let the light energy flow first into your physical body radiating into every muscle, organ, and cell. Visualize the light flooding and consuming any troublesome physical condition you may have producing perfect health and vitality.

Emotional Body: In your emotional body, let the light of your I AM Presence radiate into any negative feelings you may have. Let it dissolve all anger, frustration, anxiety, fear and grief. Feel it washing over you, eliminating all tension and establishing a profound peace.

Mental Body: As the light energy moves into your mental body, see it penetrate and consume any negative or disturbing thoughts. See these thoughts melting as the light of your Presence moves through them, producing a positive mental outlook.

Etheric Body: Now in the etheric body, try to recall a painful memory. Direct the light of your I AM Presence into this remembrance. See it dissolve every facet of the memory until it entirely disappears.
Conclude your meditation with the following I AM affirmations:

I AM the perfect wholeness and harmony of my four lower bodies now made manifest! (3 times)

I AM grateful for the gift of light in my world today! (3 times)

I AM light, light, light! (3 times)


* The four lower bodies: four energy fields, interpenetrating sheaths of consciousness, each vibrating in its own dimension. A flesh-and-blood body, your physical body. A mind that cogitates, your mental body. Emotions and feelings, which express through your astral, or desire, or emotional body. A memory that is housed in your etheric, or memory, body, the highest vibrating of the four. These four lower bodies surround the soul and are the vehicles of expression in the material world of form.

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Radiating The Light of Spirit Meditation

10 Jun

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Meditation To Experience Your Oneness with Spirit
Radiating the Light of Spirit Through Your Four Lower Bodies

A meditation to help you draw down the light of Spirit, the energy of your I AM Presence, and to radiate it through your four lower bodies* to cleanse and purify them.

Meditating on the I AM Presence, the Real Self, the eternal presence of God in our life

1. Go within and draw your attention to your heart. Place your hand over your heart to help focus your awareness there.

2. Breathe deeply until you feel calm and centered.

3. With your eyes closed, chant the words I AM THAT I AM nine times.

4. Visualize and feel the Divine light of your I AM Presence descending over your crystal cord through your Christ Self into your heart. The Chart of Your Divine Self can help you to visualize this action

5. See and feel that light expanding outward from your heart and penetrating each of your four lower bodies, one at a time:

Physical Body: Let the light energy flow first into your physical body radiating into every muscle, organ, and cell. Visualize the light flooding and consuming any troublesome physical condition you may have producing perfect health and vitality.

Emotional Body: In your emotional body, let the light of your I AM Presence radiate into any negative feelings you may have. Let it dissolve all anger, frustration, anxiety, fear and grief. Feel it washing over you, eliminating all tension and establishing a profound peace.

Mental Body: As the light energy moves into your mental body, see it penetrate and consume any negative or disturbing thoughts. See these thoughts melting as the light of your Presence moves through them, producing a positive mental outlook.

Etheric Body: Now in the etheric body, try to recall a painful memory. Direct the light of your I AM Presence into this remembrance. See it dissolve every facet of the memory until it entirely disappears.
Conclude your meditation with the following I AM affirmations:

I AM the perfect wholeness and harmony of my four lower bodies now made manifest! (3 times)

I AM grateful for the gift of light in my world today! (3 times)

I AM light, light, light! (3 times)


* The four lower bodies: four energy fields, interpenetrating sheaths of consciousness, each vibrating in its own dimension. A flesh-and-blood body, your physical body. A mind that cogitates, your mental body. Emotions and feelings, which express through your astral, or desire, or emotional body. A memory that is housed in your etheric, or memory, body, the highest vibrating of the four. These four lower bodies surround the soul and are the vehicles of expression in the material world of form. The Summit Lighthouse.org

Life Begets Life Part 2

21 Mar

 

So the spirit is also infused into the physical body as the very blood cells are being formed. The spirit or essence is always in the blood of the individual as well as in the entire body itself.

The etheric body contains the record of your divine plan, the image of the Christ in whose image you were made. The etheric body contains the memories and records of all that you have ever done in previous lifetimes.

We know that our memory in this life defines our identity. Removed from the screen and from the memory bank of the computer, all memories of everything we have ever done before this moment, and not one of us would know who we are. We are who we are by memory.

But the memory we contain and the momentums in that memory contain all of the experiences that we have ever had since we first came forth from the heart of God—that memory is with the soul integrating with the physical body in this nine-month period.

Likewise the mental body is the accumulation of the cognitive and reasoning mind, the rational thinking self. All that we have ever thought and reasoned and become because of our thoughts and reasonings we bring with us in our mental body. It is there from the moment of conception.

Through the entire process of gestation, this mind is meshing with the new physical body.

It is part of the identity being formed and the identity that already is, for the child’s psychology is molded while he is in the womb by his parents’ psychology. And that becomes part of the psychology that he brings with him from past lifetimes.

What we need to understand is the selective process by Almighty God, by the Mind of Christ, of the genetic code that will be ours for this lifetime. Through that genetic code and those genes, we are expressing a portion of the vast memory, mental and desire bank that we bring with us.

A slice of our life will become prominent in this incarnation, for our life is infinite. And this finite time-and-space world, this finite body cannot contain the totality of our being.

Therefore you see the great Causal Body of yourself in the Chart behind me and you see those spheres of Light that contain all good, all that is of high vibration, all that is constructive that you have ever done in all of your previous lifetimes.

For the purposes of your divine plan and your karma in this life, you can access a portion of that Causal Body to accomplish certain things that are your assignment for this life.

And so, just as you bring your memory and your mind with you, you bring your desires and your desire body.

We have fulfilled and unfulfilled desires from previous lifetimes. We will have to deal with these; we will have to sort them out. We will have to admit the limits of our mortality, three score and ten.

Which desires shall we fulfill in this lifetime? This we will learn to do under the guidance of teachers, parents and our own communion with our own inner God.

So we have to look at what we want to accomplish in life. We have to look at our unfulfilled goals.

And we have to see, for instance, if there has been a sudden cutting-off in the very midst of the very prime of life of those things that we wanted to accomplish, maybe by untimely death or a violent crime.

We may desire to come back and pick up the pieces as soon as possible, to be reunited with loved ones, to fulfill what we began.

Many of us are here today because we have unfinished business.

I feel that I have unfinished business. I have many things I want to do. And one of the most important things I want to do is to tell you and the world today about the soul in the womb and the tremendous opportunity to fulfill that fiery destiny that God has ordained for each one of us.

When we abort life in the womb we are aborting the opportunity of a soul whose timetable has come to be on earth at that precise astrological moment. The timetables of the conception and birth of every child are directed by Almighty God, by the archangels and cosmic beings of light and the specific ascended masters who are the sponsors of that soul, the Godparents, if you will. These timetables are part of God’s grand design of life.”Elizabeth Clare Prophet, March 30, 1991

 

Life Begets Life – The Continuity of the Soul Part 1

14 Mar

 

 

Modern reincarnationists, I must say many of whom don’t know a thing about the real laws of karma and reincarnation, seem to think that the soul is like a candle on a birthday cake—you just stick it on at the last minute.

But this is not the case. The soul and the body are meshed. During gestation, the soul is meshing with the body. God doesn’t simply stuff a soul into a body, like you stuff a pillow into a pillowcase.

The idea that prevails is that the soul and the body are separate. This does not happen to be reality and it is spoken so easily and lightly by those who truly do not understand the great mysteries of the Lord and Saviour.

The soul and the body are in the process of becoming one. As the child grows in grace and waxes strong in the Lord, the Christ also descends into that temple increment by increment, year by year.

This integration of the soul with the body and of the soul with her Lord, the Holy Christ Self, takes place from the moment of conception up to and throughout adulthood.

Each one of us has a soul, or solar, awareness, a solar consciousness. Our soul is like a correspondent of the sun that we see in the heavens. Our awareness is spherical. And it is a continuing awareness from the hour of our point of origin going out from the Great Central Sun unto our return.

Our solar awareness is integral to our arms, our fingers, our eyes, our nose, our every organ and our four lower bodies. We have a memory body, a mental body and a desire body as well as the physical body.

We suffer not only the anguish of physical pain but also the anguish of emotional pain. Our physical organs can become ill because of the pain of the soul.

There is more happening during gestation than the soul meshing with the physical body.

The spirit—as well as the etheric, mental and emotional bodies—are being brought back from all previous lifetimes.

We have one etheric body that we have carried with us since the beginning, a mental body that consists of our mind and the accumulations of our reasonings in the Mind of God as well as in the lower octaves. We have a desire body containing all of the desires we have ever had, including the records of those that have been fulfilled.

We are a fully integrated entity, a being of God. All we need when it comes time to return to earth is a new physical body. And while that physical body is being formed, the three other bodies are meshing with it again.

The spirit of the living God and the I AM Presence is also a part of every son and daughter of God, directly tied to that child from the moment of conception when it is only called an embryo. Embryonic life contains the seed of the living God.

When we speak of the Spirit of the Lord it is a capital “S“, the I AM THAT I AM, the Father-Mother God. This is the God-essence or the God-life of all of us.

The spirit (with a lowercase “s“) of your lifestream and mine is defined as our animating principle—our energy, what kind of person we are. Our spirit is the overriding vibration reflected in our character.

We say of someone their spirit is laconic or feisty, or that individual has an evil spirit, or an honest heart, an honest spirit and so forth.

The spirit, then, of the individual is distinguished from the soul, the former being masculine; the latter, feminine.

Life Begets Life 2 The Continuity of the Soul    http://bookstore.summitlighthouse.org/Core/Orders/product.aspx?catid=1&prodid=767

Elizabeth Clare Prophet

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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.

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