I wanted to share this poem that I wrote on April 2nd. It was meant as a reflection of my social anxiety.
“That Day” by John Adams
Blown about by winds of fear,
a timid prayer escapes my lips.
How long shall they overcome me?
As long as the part is played?
Counting minutes ’til curtain;
the great finale–the close of the great
when trembling fingers
pull uncertain mask strings,
and the whole company–
the antagonist, the hero,
the lovers, and the dead–
bowing upon applause
with vulnerable human faces.
Undeniably, that day,
the scales will fall.
But for just one moment
my eyes shall seek comfort
in the unsteady hands
of the whole company.
Open the Heart Chakra (green). This chakra is all about love, caring, and endearment. When open, you seem to be compassionate and friendly, always working in amicable relationships. If it’s under-active: you tend to be cold and unfriendly. If it’s over-active: you tend to be so “loving” towards people that you suffocate them, and you could be seen as selfish for it.
Silently, but clearly, chant the sound “YAM.” (Pronounced yahm).
All this time, continue to relax your body, and think of the chakra, it’s meaning, and how it does or should affect your life.
Keep doing this until you are completely relaxed, and the “clean” feeling returns and/or intensifies within your body.
10 affirmations to help you love yourself and bring more love into your life.
I choose to see clearly with eyes of love.
I love what I see.
I release the desperate need for love, and instead, allow it to find me in the perfect time.
Love is around every corner, and joy fills my entire world.
Today, I remember that Life loves me and will reward me.
Life is very simple. What I give out comes back to me.
Today I chose to give love.
I rejoice in the love I encounter every day.
I am surrounded by love.
All is well.
I am comfortable looking in the mirror and saying, “I love you. I really love you.”
I draw love and acceptance into my life, and I accept it now.
Love is all there is!
Remember the Borg in Star Trek? I have always thought there is a deep spiritual truth in the Borg, as a type of metaphor for the key to the answers of human spirituality. The Borg was a Collective Mind of assimilated beings who had lost their individuality and now operate for the sole purpose of the good of the Collective. Of course, in Star Trek, this collective was an antagonist, but I think at at some level this represents what could be a good thing–the connectedness of all consciousness. Like ants in a colony. Separate only in body, but completely connected in a common purpose buried within each ant’s DNA.
This is probably why I am fascinated with pantheism. There is monotheism (the belief in one god), polytheism (the belief in many gods), and among many other “theisms” there is pantheism. Pantheism is the belief that the totality of the Universe is the one divine entity. This does not mean we are each our own god, but rather we are all part of a singularity.
The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy explains pantheism this way: “At its most general, pantheism may be understood positively as the view that God is identical with the cosmos, the view that there exists nothing which is outside of God, or else negatively as the rejection of any view that considers God as distinct from the universe.” http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/pantheism/
This is what the chakras mean to me. Reconnecting to the Collective. Using the mind to redirect my spiritual energies so that I can resume my place in the matrix of all consciousness. That approach does not work for everyone, but it gives me lasting profound inner peace. Soon, I would like to discuss specifically how I can use chakra meditation to “plug in”. Thanks for reading my blog!
It seems as though, no matter how much I just want certain stages of my life to be over, I am stuck waiting. It sometimes feels as though I am being ungrateful to the Universe, when the truth is, I have SO MUCH to be grateful for. But I hate waiting. Then, while I am half-way through the waiting period, I get punched in the gut today. Not literally, but it felt like it. I know that somewhere right under the surface there is a fighter, but he is STUCK IN THE WAITING ROOM!
So, I will keep waiting. In the meantime, I am going to excuse myself from the waiting room. I need to run around the building a few times and remind myself that I am still alive.
This picture is not a Photoshop. These giant crystals are deep within the Earth in Mexico. Some call it “The Cave of Giant Crystals”. You can read more about it here: http://endlesscancun.blogspot.com/2011/01/naica-crystal-cave-of-giants.html . I am posting this picture as a reminder that crystals are truly a miracle of beauty created by the Earth (or God, however you see it). They have truly amazing healing power. If you click on the picture of the Cave of Crystals, you will be taken to an article about HOW to use crystals and other stones to balance your Chakra System. Enjoy!
It is important to replace “I have to…” with “I want to…” and “I can…”
Fill in the blanks with whatever it is you feel you are obligated to do. Remember, you don’t really HAVE to do anything! You choose to do something because the alternative is not desirable. Whether you admit it or not, you WANT to do that thing! And the fact that you expect it of yourself means YOU CAN do that thing! This applies to other goals that may feel more fun, not just those things that we feel we must do.
You don’t want to sell your TV to pay the rent this month? You don’t HAVE to. You could just skip your rent and get kicked out next month. No, you WANT to sell the TV so that you can continue to live in your home. You see, it is telling the truth if we start replacing “I have to…” with “I want to…” and it makes every obligation an affirmation!
(Click on the picture for an eHow article that will educate you on replacing negative words with positive ones)
This is a quote from the book “The Psychology of Winning” by Denis Waitley. I set the quote on a chakra-style graphic. To me, it is all connected.
The sacral chakra (also called the naval chakra)… I am up to that chakra in my personal studies. You know, the thing about working on your chakras is that it brings out a lot of issues that, when you deal with them, you feel more free. So, even if you think the chakras are a bunch of bull, you feel better anyway.
I started last week meditating on the root chakra, dealing with issues of meeting my physical needs (eating right, communing with nature, etc.). This week I am meditating on issues related to my sacral chakra. This is specific to the pleasures of life. Accepting that I have the right to pleasure as a human being is a big one for me. I am grateful for the chakras for making clear symbols for these issues. I can’t wait to keep moving upward, finding more peace in life. Next week is the solar plexus. Perhaps I will see relief of my acid reflux.
Affirmations for balancing your chakras. Today I just have a link to share with you. Seven amazing affirmations to balance your chakras. Click on the picture to read the article.
Chakras are our energy centers. They are the openings for life energy to flow into and out of our aura. Their function is to vitalize the physical body and to bring about the development of our self-consciousness. They are associated with our physical, mental and emotional interactions.
Chakras have been depicted as a funnel of sorts with smaller funnels within the funnel. They are also often referred to as looking like lotus flowers. I have intuitively viewed the intake of individual chakras as appearing similar to the blades of a fan or windmill in circular motion. (taken from about.com)