This energy center is most related to self esteem and personal power
How we feel about ourselves, whether we respect ourselves, determines the quality of life m our capacity to succeed in business, relationships, healing, and intuitive skills. If we do not like ourselves we will be incapable of making healthy decisions. Instead we will direct all of our personal power for decision making into the hands of someone else; someone whom we want to impress of someone whom we think we must weaken ourselves to gain physical security. People who have low self esteem attract relationship s and occupational situations that reflect and reinforce this weakness.
No one is born with a healthy self esteem. We must earn this quality in the process of living, as we face our challenges one at a time.
Given your particular body, environment, and beliefs, will you make choices that enhance your spirit or those that drain your power into the physical illusion around you?
Enhancing inner power
We “reorder” our lives when we choose spirit over the illusion of physical circumstances. With each choice we make, we either become more involved in the illusionary physical world, or we invest energy into the power of spirit. Each time we choose to enhance our internal power, we limit the authority of the physical world over our lives, bodies, health, minds and spirits. From an energy point of view every choice we make that enhances our spirit strengthens our energy field, the fewer our connections to negative people and experiences.
Self esteem and intuition
In dreams of an intuitive nature, we receive symbols of change or chaos. Such dreams occur more intensely during an emotional crisis. Energy or intuitive sensations signals that we have reached crossroads in our lives and that we have an opportunity to influence the next stage of our lives at least to some degree through the choice we make now. The intuition and the independence of the third chakra together give us the capacity to take risks, to follow through on gut hunches.
Intuitive guidance doesn’t mean following the voice to the Promised Land. It means having the self esteem to recognize that the discomfort or confusion that a person feels is actually directing him to take charge of his life and make choices that will break him out of stagnation or misery.
When a person has low self esteem they can’t act on their intuitive impulse because of their fear of failure. Intuition like all meditative types can be enormously effective if and only if, one has the courage and personal power to follow through on the guidance it provides. Guidance requires action but doesn’t include safety. So long as we use comfort and security as criteria of success, we will fear our own intuitive guidance because by its very nature it directs us into new cycles of learning that are sometimes uncomfortable.
We may end a relationship because we have become sufficiently empowered that we need a stronger partner. Or we may quit a job because we need to break out of a safe and familiar patterns and test- fly our own creativity. Too much change can happen too rapidly can be overwhelming, so we try to manage our own empowerment by taking on one challenge at a time. As we do, one by one, the changes undergo form a pattern in our journey toward personal power.
Revolution, involution, narcissism, and evolution four stages though which we progress to attain self esteem and spiritual maturity.
We have to work to discover ourselves, to understand why we keep secrets, or have addictions, or blame others for our own errors. We must work to understand why we find it difficult to receive or give a compliment, or whether we carry shame within us. We need to become comfortable in taking pride in our character and accomplishments.
How much of ourselves will we compromise, and where we draw the line. Creating an identity for ourselves is based upon self discovery and not upon biological and ethnic inheritance.
4 stages of personal power
The first stage is revolution- separate from group thought- finding our own voice. Stands one’s ground as a reflection of a genuine inner belief
The second stage is involution- self examination- we assess our external world and how well it is serving our needs.
The third stage is Narcissism- narcissistic energy gives us the backbone to recreate ourselves and our boundaries in face of opposition. Needed sometimes to develop a strong sense of self.
The fourth stage is Evolution- people who can maintain their principles, their dignity and their faith without compromising any energy from their spirit area internally evolved. Personality becomes persona- Mother Teresa
From relationships within the home to those at work to community or political activity, no union is without spiritual value. Each help us grow as individuals. We can more easily see the symbolic value of our relationships when we release our compulsion to judge what and who has value and instead focus on honoring the person and the task with which we are involved.
“like attract like” “when the student is ready the teacher will appear”
The spiritual challenge of the second chakra is to learn to interact consciously with others;
To form unions with people who support our development and to release relationships that handicaps our growth. Applied to relationships we generate patterns of energy that attract people who are opposite us in some way, which have something to teach us. Nothing is random
Make your choices wisely, because each choice you make is a creative act of spiritual power for which you are held responsible. Any choice made from faith has the full power of heaven behind it! Every choice we make contains the energy of either fear or faith and the outcome reflects some extent of fear or faith.
Questions- I am compromising myself, in exchange for safety, money, or status?
So long as we focus on trying to control another person and forget that that person is a mirror reflecting back to us our own qualities, we keep conflict alive within ourselves.
Our physical bodies warehouse our won negative intentions in our sexual organs: acts of energy rape harm the rapist as much as they do the victim. KARMA. Although people may appear to get away with bad behaviour – justice is always served at the energy level, whether or not anyone witnesses it. For this reason, spiritual teachings encourage people to forgive and get on with their lives.
the more impersonal our relationship to money is the more likely we are to command its energy into our lives as we need it.
The wisest relationship we can have with money is to see it as a substance that faith can attract into our lives. Putting faith before money reduces money from its status as a leader to that servant, its more appropriate position. Faith that transcends money frees a person to follow his or her intuitive guidance without giving over unnecessary authority to financial concerns. So long as we ware part of the physical world, we must honor its codes of debt and payment and assume a commonsense relationship to money, but money deserves no more of our attention than that!
Setting rules in order to control another person’s emotional, mental, psychological, or spiritual growth however is energetically destructive. If a couple cannot expand their original rules and boundaries to accommodate personal growth, the relationship disintegrates.
The energy of vengeance is one of the most toxic emotional poisons to our biological system, causing dysfunctions ranging from impotence to cancers of genital areas.
Creativity, sexuality, morality and money are all forms of second energy chakra. Every physically seductive form that power can take is energetically connected to the second chakra- forms like materialism, authority, control, ownership, sexual magnetism, sensuality, eroticism and addictions.
So much of the way we respond to the external challenges is determined by how we respond to ourselves. In addition to all the relationships we have with other people, we must also form a healthy and loving relationship with ourselves- a task that belongs to the energy of the 3rd chakra.
The Fifth Chakra “Surrender Personal Will to the Divine”
The spiritual lesson of the 5th chakra shows us that actions motivated by personal will that has trusted in divine authority create the best effects.
Ask for guidance prior to any decision you make- you choose, I will follow- once we release this prayer, guidance may enter our lives, along with endless acts of synchronicity and coincidence- divine “interference” at its best
The consequences of fear- even when choices made from fear lead us to what we desire the generally produce unwanted side effects.
Faith- essence of the 5th chakra
Do you have faith in fear or the divine?
Remember that your physical life and your spiritual life are one and the same. Taking pleasure in your physical life is as much as a spiritual goal as achieving a healthy physical body. Both are the consequences of following divine guidance in making choices of how to live and a of acting out of faith and trust, surrender to divine authority means liberation from physical illusions, not from the delights and comfort of physical life.
By being non judgmental, we attain wisdom and defeat our fears. We need to release the need to know why things happen the way they do and to trust that whatever the reason is, it is part of a grandeur spiritual design.Karma
is the energy and physical consequences of the choices we make. Negative choices generate situations that recur in order to teach us how to make positive choices-once we learn the lesson and make a positive choice the situation doesn’t recur because our sprit is no longer attached to the negative that gave rise to the lesson.-What goes around comes around
If mind and heart are not communicating clearly with each other, one will dominate the other. When our minds are in the lead, we suffer emotionally because we turn emotional data into an enemy. We seek to control al situations and relationships and maintain authority over emotions. When our hearts are in the lead, we tend to maintain the illusion that all is well
This imbalance of head and heart turn people into addicts, in energy terms, any behavior motivated by hear of internal growth qualifies as addiction. Even behavior that is usually healthy- exercise or meditation for instance can be addiction if it is used to avoid pain or personal insight
We even try to direct the very guidance we are seeking. We end up living in a seemingly endless cycle of mentally wanting change but emotionally fearing change at every turn.
It is easy to keep oneself in a holding pattern, claiming that one doesn’t not know what to do next, but that is rarely true. When we are in a holding pattern, it is because we know exactly what we should do next but we are terrified to act on it.
Admittedly it is frightening to leave the familiar contents of ones life. But change is frightening, and waiting for that feeling of safety to come along before one makes a move only results in more internal torment because the only way to acquire that feeling of security is to enter the whirlwind of change and come out the other end, feeling alive again.The great’s act of will in which we can invest our spirits is to choose to live according to these rules
- make no judgments
- have no expectations
- give up the need to know why things happen as they do
- trust that the unscheduled events of our lives are a form o f spiritual direction
- have the courage to make the choices we need to make, accept what we cannot change, and have the wisdom to know the difference
The Seventh Chakra “Live in the Present Moment”
3symptoms of spiritual crisis
Usually begins with an awareness of an absence of meaning and purpose that cannot be remedied merely by shuffling external components of ones life. One cannot be satisfied with a raise, promotion, marriage or new relationship- deeper longing
Second symptom is strange new fears- losing sense of self or identity “ I am no longer sure of who I am and what I want out of life”
The third symptom is the need to experience devotion to something greater than oneself.
The Sixth Chakra “Seek only the Truth”
Consciousness is the ability to release the old an embrace the new with the awareness that all things end at the appropriate time. This truth is difficult to learn to live with because human beings seek stability the absence of change. Therefore becoming conscious means living fully in the present moment, knowing that no situation or person will be exactly the same tomorrow. “Flow with it”- not against it. Trying to make things remain the same is useless and impossible. Our task is to contribute the best of our energy to every situation with the understanding that we influence, but do not control, what we will experience tomorrow.
All of us experience, and will continue to experience, relationships and events that cause us to reexamine our understanding of reality. The very design of our minds compels us to wonder why things are as they are, if only within our own personal confusion. The outside world does not hold much power over me, I choose to listen to my inside world.
Our attitudes play a tremendous role in creating or destroying the health of our bodies. Depression, for example, not only affects our ability to heal but directly diminishes our immune system. Anger, bitterness, rage and resentment handicap the healing process, or abort it entirely.
12 steps outlining how we can develop impersonal mind and symbolic sight.
1. Develop a practice of introspection, and work to become conscious of what you believe and why
2. Keep and open mind, and learn to become aware when your mind is shutting down
3. Recognize defensiveness as an attempt to keep new insights from entering your mental field
4. Interpret all situations and relationships as having a symbolic importance, even if you cannot immediately understand what it is.
5. Become open to receiving guidance and insights through your dreams
6. Work towards releasing any thoughts that promote self- pity, or anger or that blame another person for anything that has happened to you
7. Practice detachment. Make decisions based upon the wisest assessment you can in the immediate moment rather than working to create a specific outcome
8. Refrain from al judgments- not just hose rendered against people and situations, but those that concern size or importance of task. Rather remind yourself continually of the higher truth that you cannot possibly see all the facts or details of any situation, nor visualize the long term consequence of your actions
9. Learn to recognize when you are being influence by a fear pattern. Immediately detach from that fear by observing its influence on your mind and emotions; then make choices that weaken the influence of those fears.
10. Detach from all values that support the belief that success in life means achieving certain goals. Instead view successful life as a process of achieving self control and the capacity to work though the challenges life brings you. Visualize success as an n energy force rather then a physical one.
11. Act on your inner guidance, and give up your need for proof that your inner guidance is authentic. The more you ask for proof the less likely you are to receive any
12. Keep all your attention in the present moment refrain from living in the past or worrying about the future. Learn to trust what you cannot see far more than you can see.
Just let go, let go of how you thought your life should be and embrace the life that is trying to work out its way into your consciousness.
Becoming conscious means changing the rules by which we live and the beliefs we maintain. Our memories and attitudes are literally rules that determine the quality of life as well as the strength of our bonds with others. Always a shift in awareness includes a period of isolation and loneliness as one gets accustomed to a new level of truth and then always, new companions are found, no one is left alone for long.
The fourth Chakra “love is divine power”
By releasing emotional pain, by letting go of our need to know why things have happened as they have, we reach a state of tranquility. In order to achieve that inner peace, however, we have to embrace the healing energy of forgiveness and release our lesser need for human self-determined justice.
The sacrament of marriage is congruent to the energy of the fourth chakra. Marriage represents first and foremost a bond with oneself, the internal union of self and soul. After one has a clear inner understanding of ones self, one can create a successful intimate partnership
The fourth chakra focuses on our feelings abut our internal world-emotional response to our own thoughts, idea, attitude and inspirations as well as the attention we give to our emotional needs
Our own hearts are designed to express beauty, compassion, forgiveness and love. Love helps heal ourselves and others.
Physical healing often requires, and may demand, the healing of emotional issues; we now view the origin of disease as stemming from toxic emotional stress levels. Healing begins with the repair of emotional injuries.
If you can love yourself you can’t love anyone else- many people fill there void in material ways through shopping or vacations (3rd chakra love)
Loving oneself is the 4th chakra challenge- having the courage to listen to the hearts emotional messages and spiritual directions. We don’t easily pursue these questions of self exploration because we know the answers will require us to change our lives. 3 stages in learning the power of love
Each stage presents a lesson in love’s intensity and forms: forgiveness, compassion, generosity, kindness, caring for oneself and others
1st chakra-Tribe- family members; tribal love can be unconditional, but generally communicates the expectation of loyalty and tribal support; tribal setting, love is an energy that is shared among ones own kind.
2nd chakra- we learn friendship, love grows to include outsiders- we love through sharing and caring for those not connected to us by blood.
3rd Chakra- love of external things, of our personal and material needs which may include athletics, fashion, dating, mating, occupation, home and body. Wounded child
- damaged emotional patterns of our youth. Patterns of painful memories, negative attitudes, dysfunctional self images. These patterns can damage our emotional relationships, our personal and professional lives and our health. If unhealed keeps us living in the past!
Healing is possible through acts of forgiveness
Self love means caring for ourselves enough to forgive people in our past so that the wounds no longer damage us- for our wounds do not hurt the people who hurt us they hurt us onlyWoundology-
new language, we use the revelation and exchange of our wounds as the substance of conversation, indeed as the glue that binds a relationship- also used in order to control situations and people.
Support groups serve only to enhance woundology as our contemporary language of intimacy 6 steps in healing
- Commit yourself to healing all the way to the source of the pain.
- Once inside, identify your wounds-have they become a form of wound power? Do you fear healing? Have someone witness them and influence your development
- Once you have verbalized your wounds, observe how you have used them to influence or even control the people are around you as well as yourself. Are you afraid by healing yourself you will lose your intimate connection to certain people in your life? Or changes in your life?
- Identify the good that can come and has come from your wound? Fake it till you make it! Start living with appreciation and gratitude.
- Take on the challenge of forgiveness. Evaluate what you need to do to forgive others and yourself.
- Think love, live in appreciation and gratitude. Invite change into your life- if only through your attitude.
Regardless of how your heart is broken, your choice is always the same:
What will you do with your pain? Will you use it as an excuse to give fear more authority over you? Or can you release the authority of the physical world over you through and act of forgiveness
The first chakra grounds us. It is our connection to traditional familial beliefs that support the formation of identity and sense of belonging
Seen symbolically, our life crisis tells us that we need to break free of our personal beliefs that no longer serve our personal development
Every new crossroad means we enter into a new cycle of change- whether it is adopting a new health regimen or a new spiritual practice. And change inevitably means letting go of familiar people and places and moving on to another stage of life.
We are attracted to becoming more conscious but at the same time we find it frightening because it means we must take personal responsibility for ourselves and for our health, career, attitudes and thoughts.
It can be difficult to give up the comfort zones that accompanies such excuses; just think of how many times you have said “ everyone does it, so why shouldn’t I”
Spiritually conscious adults can no longer utilize reasoning because tax evasion becomes a deliberate act of theft; adultery becomes a conscious breaking of marriage vows; and keeping extra change becomes equal to stealing from the store