Winter 2003

Inside this Newsletter

  • AWAKENING/INNER PSYCHIC
  • WORDS FOR THE YEAR
  • IN THE MOMENT
  • THE THREE FILTER TEST
  • CHRISTMAS STORY
  • CALENDAR OF EVENTS
  • WORKSHOPS

THE CROWN CHAKRA

by Dale Michael Martin

The thousand petaled Sahasrara Chakra (or transcendent or enlightenment chakra) is located at the top of the head. This is the seventh chakra or the more commonly called the crown chakra. The pituitary gland is attached to this energy vortex. Symbolically, this chakra is represented by the church of Laodicea and is again represented by the sound of silence in the Book of the Revelation as interpreted by Edgar Cayce’s source. The element is that of the cosmos or at-one-ment. The musical note is B. The color is that of violet or brilliant white symbolizing pure consciousness. The mystical sacrament is that of Extreme Unction or Last Rites where one literally retrieves one’s spirit from the four corners of one’s life that still hold “unfinished business”.

The sacred truth corresponding to the 7th chakra is to Live in the Present Moment. When we live in the present moment our life becomes a journey of making a spiritual connection with everyone, every experience, every moment of our lives. We loose our personality into that of living in a state of Being, of consciousness. In this state of consciousness , we realize that there is only love. When we operate mainly out of the crown chakra, our lives have balance. We understand when to go forward, when to be patient; when to be assertive and when to be receptive. We become aware that the negative is as much a part of our experience as the positive; that the exhale is as important as the breath in. We move beyond the laws of cause and effect or karma, as we know it. We consciously move toward making our lives one creative expression of the love of our Creator.

BEHAVIORS OF THE 7TH CHAKRA

The seventh chakra brings to us as primary strengths the development of faith in the presence of the Divine, and in all that faith represent in that which is unseen: devotion, inner guidance, intuition, insightfulness in the areas of healing and a quality of trust that eclipses ordinary fears. This chakras begs us to find our spiritual path. It contains the purest form of energy and grace, that of prana. This center, when balanced and operating physically through the pituitary gland, controls the secretion of the other six endocrine glands aligned with their respective chakra. Enlightenment and purity occurs on all levels; physical, mental, and emotional. We also become aware that spiritual enlightenment had always been present but now we accept our Divine nature. Thus, “the Father and I are One” becomes a realization and a statement of owning our spiritual reality. Great spiritual teachers and gurus realize this truth and allow the divine force to flow through them and see it flowing in all of nature and in other living beings.

Accepting our call to the Divine is the highest form in our human experience. However, one of life’s great lessons is not to get lost in the egoism of leading people to their Divine Connection. Our experience should lead us to our own reality not to the realities of others. When our spiritual nature gets lost in egotism we begin to think that our way is the right way, that we are special in the eyes of the Divine, and our true fears begin to manifest. Primary fears of spiritual abandonment, our own loss of identity sometimes (and usually) aided by our religious affiliations, and an actual loss of connection with life and people around us happen. Fears connected with the “dark night of the soul” and the avoidance of such only extend the length of our final journey. This spiritual crisis is not to be avoided but embraced as part of the rebirthing of life and the regeneration of the human experience on all levels. When we avoid our spiritual nature, addictions such as alcoholism, drugs, work, relationships, and materialism become our ,

God. The fear of being alone and the need to be constantly entertained become a barrier to our holistic way of life. On a physical level, glandular imbalances dealing with the endocrine system, (that system that supplies natural balance to our immune, growth, and regenerative body) occur. Diseases such as allergies, diabetes, thyroid imbalances, headaches, chemical imbalances that lead to mental instability, may become a part of our experiences. Diagnosis becomes difficult as to which area is really out of balance and medical science ends up diagnosing a certain area of the body prescribing a certain medication which invariably leads to many other medications to counterbalance each other. The Crown Chakra asks us to live our highest physical expression - that of a spiritual being. When we do this, whether we are Buddhist, Islamic, Christian, Jew, Atheist or Agnostic, we live in the highest level of consciousness where we become a Creative loving expression of the highest order. Namaste’..

SEVENTH CHAKRA MEDITATION

Sit comfortably with the spine as straight as possible. Surround you body with a white light of protection. Begin by taking several deep breaths feeling the expansion of the lungs as they massage the internal organs paying particular attention to any feeling of warmth in the body. This is your kundalini energy rising. In this meditation, we want to spend an extra effort to stay focused with the breathing. We want to listen to the music that our breath makes. Begin to run your awareness up and down the spine keeping the breathe deep as you go. Now focus your awareness at the top of your head where the “soft spot” is. Stay aware of this area. See if you can feel any pulsations in this area. If you can, you have gently stimulated the pituitary gland. Feel and imagine the color of violet or purple warming and vibrating this area. Allow your consciousness and pulsations to expand beyond the brain and the skull. Allow yourself expansiveness. Chant the sound AAAUUUUUMMM (pronounced aaooommmmm) , in the key of B, and see if you can feel the energy becoming stimulated here or near here. After you find this area (it may take a while), envision a thousand petaled wheel lying flat on the soft spot of your head. Radiate an violet color throughout this wheel (chakra). Next spin this wheel clockwise for a minute then counter-clockwise for another. Pay attention to any bursts of energy or feelings of calmness or uneasiness. We are attempting to balance this chakra by perceiving any negative feeling attached to our spinning of the chakra. When you have the crown chakra harmonized spend the next 15 to 20 minutes in silence with your awareness in this chakra.

AWAKENING YOUR INNER PSYCHIC

by Cynthia Killion

Welcome to “Awakening Your Inner Psychic”. This is a new column focusing on psychic development. In it, we’ll cover various techniques to help you awaken your inner psychic. We’ll start with grounding.

Grounding is a method for releasing excess psychic energy and establishing a spiritual connection with the earth. It is also a way of staying connecting with the physical plane. Grounding can be practices before and after any meditation or psychic exercise. Practicing it beforehand helps you draw upon the earth’s energy to power your psychic work; practicing grounding afterwards helps you release any excess energy that otherwise might cause you to feel wired and jittery.

Grounding is one of the first thighs that all students of psychic development should learn. Unfortunately, it is often the last. This is why there are so many spiritual enlightened people out there who can’t take their heads out of the astral plane long enough to pay their bills.

Most beginning students of psychic development don’t want to be told they need to get back down to earth--instead they want to sore in the clouds. but you need to master the physical before you can master the spiritual. After all, we do live in the physical.

When it comes to psychic development, opening is only part of the picture. We also need to know what to do with all that extra energy we get when we open, or how to keep our own energy up so that we’re not worn down by opening up. Grounding helps you address both these issues. The following exercise will help you get grounded.

The Grounding Breath: Find a comfortable spot on the floor, sit down, and begin to focus on your breathing. As you inhale, imagine the air sweeping up from the ground and moving from your feet to the top of your head. Exhale, and imagine the air moving out of your head, down your spine and returning back to the earth. Practice this grounding breath until you feel renewed and invigorated.

Cynthia Killion is a professional psychic, astrologer, and metaphysical counselor. She can be reached at (316)652-8970 or cythiakillion@yahoo.com. To learn more about psychic development, pick up a copy of Cynthia’s book The Little Book of Psychic Powers at White Dove.

it doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. i want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing. it doesn’t interest me how old you are. i want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive...

- Oriah Mountain Dreamer

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