This is an excerpt from Attack on America – September 11, 2001 A Spiritual Healing Perspective & Call for Higher Consciousness Chapter 9
“I have – in several places in this online book – referred to chakra levels of consciousness. One of the perspectives which I find useful in understanding, and trying to communicate, different levels of this dance of life is to relate levels of consciousness to the chakra system. I am going to use an excerpt from my Trilogy (the indented text), to discuss the chakra system in relationship to levels of consciousness – and am going to intersperse this excerpt with a few comments about both the personal healing process, and the human condition as we are experiencing it in this fateful fall of 2001.
The chakra system of the human body exists on the Etheric plane in the subtle body. The chakras are bioenergetic centers which are gateways through which the flowing energy of the higher frequencies, including the Life Force, enter the human body. These energies then are dispersed throughout the chakra energy system. (The pressure points of acupuncture are smaller energy centers – junctions in the network – of the chakra system.) Each chakra can be thought of as acting like a physical heart, in that energy is flowing into and out of the different levels of the system through each chakra, just as blood flows into and out of the heart. (The heart is in fact a physical representation of the chakras, with blood being a physical symbol of the Life Force energy. The heart is, of course, part of a closed system while the chakra system is open to the Universal flow.) Just as blood nourishes and feeds the physical body, so does the energy of the higher frequencies nourish and feed the bodies of the spirit – including the physical body.
The chakra system within us is open to the Universal flow, but we are not open to that flow as long as we are damming our feelings. We cannot freely access the Life Force energy available to us until we clear up our relationship with ourselves and start tuning into Love and Joy from the Source within – instead of looking for it externally.
Levels of consciousness can be directly related to the chakras. As consciousness is raised, one moves up the chakras in terms of focus, perspective on life, until one reaches the fourth chakra. This perspective on life has a direct influence upon the lower ego and human will. The higher up the chakras one has evolved in their perspective of life, the more one’s lower ego is aligned with Spiritual purpose (the process of transformation that is known as the “death of the ego”), and the more one’s will is aligned with God’s will.
The First Chakra
. . . . .The perspective of the base chakra is survival. This has been the level of focus for the majority of the human race for most of it’s recorded history. From the perspective of a base chakra consciousness “survival of the fittest” is the law. “Dog eat dog”, and “Get them before they get me” are attitudes that are centered in the base chakra consciousness. . . The driving forces at this level are fear of the unknown and different, and belief in lack and scarcity.
This focus on survival was somewhat necessary for the survival of humans in a physically hostile environment. It was important for humans to learn to fear the unknown or they would not have learned to check the cave for saber toothed tigers before moving their families into the new digs. . . . . From the perspective of the base chakra the second chakra level is about reproduction to insure survival, and the third chakra level is about conquering to survive. In other words, from the level of first chakra consciousness everything is viewed in relationship to survival.
Much of the population of the world – especially in Third World countries – is still operating at the level of just trying to survive. 12,000 people die of starvation every day in the world. When one is starving, there is no time or energy to focus on emotional healing, or enlightenment. For many people in the Middle East survival is the focus. When one is suffering at this level it helps to have someone to blame – and a cause to enlist in. Living a bare survival existence can make dying in what one considers a noble cause look like a very attractive alternative.
There are people in the United States that are living from a first chakra level of consciousness. The reality is that those of us who had our sense of security and safety so shaken by the events of September 11th don’t live in the ghetto. In a capitalistic society, the poor are the ones that are offered up in blood sacrifice. Societies that had ritualized blood sacrifice as part of their religious and cultural beliefs at least honored those they offered – instead of trying to ignore them. The poor among us have no security and safety. The homeless have no security and safety.
The rituals of blood sacrifice in the United States include crack pipes and gang initiation. A Palestinian who becomes a terrorist and a kid in South Central LA who joins a gang are reacting to the same basic emotional wounds.
The Second Chakra
. . . . . . The second chakra is related to sexuality and sensuality. Once physical survival is no longer the paramount need, and physical security is secured to some degree of comfort – then the perspective of the lower ego and the will moves up to the level of the second chakra. This perspective is about satisfying the need for sensual and sexual pleasure, and only incidentally about reproduction.
The debauchery and orgies of the Roman Empire occurred once their borders were secure and they had accumulated wealth – that is when their focus shifted to the second chakra perspective. Sigmund Freud’s perspective was from the level of the second chakra, so that when he said that religion was sublimated sex, he was telling the Truth from that perspective – because everything when viewed from this level is about sex.
One of the reason for the level of intensity that extremist Muslims put into their religious zeal is that so much of their sexual energy is repressed and redirected into a religious focus.
Western civilization – and especially in regard to the Puritan heritage that has so afflicted England and the US – has a different type of dysfunctional relationship with sexuality. (See third chakra below.)
“We live in a society where sex is somehow shameful and should not be talked about – but we use sex to sell cars. That is backwards. Human sexuality is a blessed gift to be honored and celebrated – not twisted and distorted into something demeaning and shameful. – (Text in this color are quotes from Codependence: The Dance of Wounded Souls by Robert Burney)
The Third Chakra
The Third, or solar plexus, chakra located between the navel and the solar plexus, is about manifesting and receiving. It is through the solar plexus that Love and validation can be taken in by someone who has the ability to receive – or in someone who is taught to feel responsible for the feelings of others, can be the conduit through which we can suck up the feelings of others. It is also through the solar plexus that we can own the power to manifest – or if not aligned with the heart and Spiritual intention can often translate into power, mastery, and control. The perspective from solar plexus chakra consciousness can produce great manifestation. It can also focus on ego-gratification through an insatiable will to conquer, plunder, and subjugate. The name of the game from the third chakra perspective is power, and the exercise of power on the physical level. The third chakra perspective can be aligned with Spiritual purpose in order to produce manifestation on a physical level (including “miracles”), but from an exclusively third chakra perspective Spirituality has no place in the “real” world. One of the reasons that Western religion has been so distorted is because of taking a third chakra perspective – i.e. using religion as a tool for exercising and maintaining power.
Anyone coming from an unenlightened, out-of-balance third chakra perspective believes totally in the Illusion. In other words, what you own, how much control you appear to have, how much power you can exercise on a physical level, are the only real indicators of worth. A good example of this perspective is the bumper sticker which says “The one who dies with the most toys wins.” Win-lose, success-failure, are the parameters within which the third chakra person (or country, or whatever) operates. Wealth is a tool in the power game to these individuals. Most of Western civilization is, and has been, stuck in a third chakra perspective. Part of the reason for this being stuck, is that the transition up the levels of consciousness for much of the West skipped the second chakra level. Because sexuality has been so repressed in the West, the healing and balancing of the second chakra has not been accomplished. This results in repressed sexual energy being funneled into a third chakra perspective – and the needs of the second chakra level being viewed from the perspective of the third chakra. This later type of imbalance, causes sex to be related to from a perspective of power and control that has little to do with real pleasure.
An unbalanced third chakra perspective promotes ego-strength rather than True self worth. This ego-strength comes from attachment to the illusions – that is the things outside of self. If the money, property, prestige, etc., of a third chakra person is taken away, then they don’t have anything left to live for – which sometimes results in Spiritual Awakening, sometimes in suicide of one form or another.
The world is so screwed up (from the perspective of chakra levels of consciousness) because a small percentage of the population which hold the power is stuck in a third chakra perspective and forces their values on the rest of the world.
The third chakra perspective also enhances the imbalance between masculine / manifestation and feminine / Spirituality because of it’s focus is only on masculine manifestation. Thus the Feminist movement, rather than bringing about masculine-feminine balance – which was the True impetus of the movement – has instead led in many cases, to more women adapting a third chakra perspective. The problem is in the perspective, the values, of the belief system that is the foundation of society. Equality in a system that is Spiritually bankrupt, heart deprived, emotionally repressive and dishonest, is a goal that often leads to women giving up their heart connection in order to compete with men who have never been heart connected in a social system that does not honor the heart.
I saw a statistic the other day that stated that at the end of the Twentieth Century there were 485 Billionaires in the world – and the net worth of those individuals was more than the three billion (that is 3,000,000,000) poorest people on this planet. Something is wrong with this picture. The money changers are not only in the temple, but are in control of the system and are willing to kill the planet we live on in their short sighted, ego driven pursuit of power and control. These people are trying to overcome their childhood wounding – the toxic shame and incredible pain of feeling unlovable – by proving their worth through success in a system that is based upon belief in separation.
“We live in a society where a few have billions while others are starving and homeless. We live in a society which believes that it is not only possible to own and hoard the resources and the land but one which can rationalize killing the planet we live on. These are symptoms of imbalance, of reversed thinking.”
The Fourth Chakra
The fourth chakra is the heart chakra. The heart chakra is situated in the middle of the chest next to the heart. It is upon reaching the level of the heart chakra that one starts awakening to the Truth of ONENESS and Love. Opening of the heart chakra allows the flow of Love and compassion into consciousness. The level of the heart is where integration and balance takes place.
Prior to this new Age, evolution of consciousness has occurred in increments over lifetimes. In fact, most of the old souls in body at this moment were born at a heart chakra level of consciousness. They were forced to close their heart chakras (especially in relationship to self) in childhood in order to survive in the Spiritually hostile, emotionally repressive environments into which they were born. As these old souls start to awaken to the Truth of Spiritual purpose, they move upwards in levels very rapidly to return to the heart level. (Being at a heart level does not mean that the lower levels are fully opened or that there are not issues that need healing in relationship to the lower chakras – it simply means that one has evolved to the level where their perspective is from the heart most of the time. In fact, many of the old souls who are involved in healing today are out of balance in terms of financial survival because they avoided the third chakra level of learning how to manifest on the physical level. To have bought into a system that was so out of balance in order to manifest financial abundance was not something that someone born at the heart chakra level of consciousness could have done without betraying themselves.) . . . .
The goal is to be centered in a fourth chakra level of consciousness – grounded in the Truth of Love and ONENESS – and to achieve balance with all of the other levels in relationship to the heart level.
The Fifth Chakra
The fifth chakra is the throat chakra which is situated near the larynx. The level of the throat chakra has to do with communication. This is, of course, about communication in physical ways – speaking, writing, singing, various forms of art, etc. – about speaking one’s Truth. Direct and honest communication is the key to relationships in this Age – all types of relationships. This level of consciousness also is about Spiritual communication within – which includes emotional honesty with self. It is about clearing our inner channel so that we are communicating with ourselves more clearly – and receiving communication from the Spirit more clearly. Spiritual effort to clear up our communications both internally and externally through healing our emotional wounds and changing our intellectual attitudes to allow the free and clear flow of communication within our self and between our self and our Self is the focus of throat chakra level of consciousness. The Hindu name for the fifth chakra means cleansed or clarified. It is clear communication on all levels that is vitally important to healing and balancing our relationships with all the other chakra levels.
The Sixth Chakra
The sixth, or third eye, chakra is about Spiritual vision. The “third eye”, located in the forehead above the nose, actually exists on the Etheric plane. [All of the chakras exist on the Etheric, the reference here is to an actual third eye – an organ for seeing and discerning – that is an extension of the chakra. It extends outward from the forehead in a spiraling fashion because it is, of course, an energy vortex. (It is the third eye that the spiraling horn of the Unicorn represents – and you wondered why a unicorn, right.) This energy vortex is a frequency range which is part of the frequency ranges that constitute the inner channel. This “eye” can allow access to Spiritual vision to some individuals even though the rest of their inner channel may be blocked.]
People who have a highly developed third eye – i.e. a relatively open sixth chakra – can be more tuned into their sixth sense. The sixth sense is ESP, extra sensory perception, also referred to as psychic ability. People born with a lot of psychic ability are souls (not necessarily old souls) who have done a lot of work on opening this chakra in past lives. If a psychic is positively aligned, they can do a great deal of good and can be very helpful to souls awakening to their paths. Any information coming from a psychic will be Truth relative to the psychics alignment, filtered through the intellectual paradigm that person is operating out of, and relative to your “need to know.” (As has been stated, if you don’t have a “need to know” – in the Universe’s opinion not yours – then it won’t matter how many psychics you see.) The greatest service that psychics perform is in helping people to expand their perspective.
Perspective is what the third eye symbolizes in relationship with the other chakras (like East on the Medicine Wheel.) As with any other chakra, it is important to balance and integrate the perspective of the third eye chakra in it’s relationship to the other chakra levels of consciousness. . . . . .
The Seventh Chakra
The seventh, crown, chakra is located at the crown, in the rear of the top of the head. It is through the crown chakra that the Light Force enters the body. This is the level of God Consciousness. Prior to this age, God Consciousness was only available to spirits/souls in body, in a very limited way – and then only with direct intervention by their Higher Self. In this Age of Healing and Joy, God Consciousness is available to all old souls who clear their inner channel through healing or, and balance between, all of the chakra levels of consciousness.
In conclusion to this discussion of level of consciousness in relationship to the chakras, it will just be emphasized once again, that the Age of Healing and Joy is about integration and balance. This means seeing life from a heart chakra level perspective (Love) while healing the lower chakra levels and integrating the higher chakra levels into a balanced relationship with self and life.” – The Dance of the Wounded Souls Trilogy Book 1 History of the Universe Part VI “Notes to Earthlings”
Many of the spiritual teachers and new age authors and healers who I call on in an earlier chapter to stop giving out shaming messages are focused more on a 6th or 7th chakra level of consciousness. They are interpreting mystical, intuitive information they receive through a limited polarized intellectual paradigm because they are not honoring and respecting the emotional component of being. Anyone who is denying the reality and importance of emotional energy is not Truly centered in a heart chakra level of consciousness – or they would not give out these shaming messages.
We are Spiritual beings having a human experience. We are not here to get Spiritual. We are inherently, and eternally, Spiritual. We are here to remember and wake up to our True Self so that we can integrate Spiritual Truth into our human experience. Emotions are a vital and fundamental component in this human experience.
We are Spiritual Beings and we are here in these bodies, at this time, to do this healing.
So the bad news is that the world is a real mess because we have been doing it all backwards. The good news is that it was all part of the Divine Script and that the healing has begun.
The good news individually is that the dance is changing, the healing and Joy are available to us now. The bad news individually (from an emotional perspective) is that in order to do this healing, it is necessary to do our grief processing, to feel our feelings. It is necessary to go through the black hole.
That is the reason we came into body in this lifetime – to go through that black hole, to do this healing!
The time has come for you to remember that. This is your wake-up call. It is not the first and it probably will not be the last. But it is not an accident or a coincidence that you are reading this today.
It is time to stop the nonsense of believing that our purpose and meaning comes from the money, or the job, or the relationship. We are here to be a part of the Transformational Healing Process that has begun on this planet – we are here to heal our relationship with ourselves, with our wounded souls.
This is an excerpt from Attack on America – September 11, 2001 A Spiritual Healing Perspective & Call for Higher Consciousness Chapter 9
About the reference I made to the Black Hole. That is something from my book. I will share the quote from the book about the Black Hole as a way of ending this blog entry.
“When I was willing to hear and see the messages – and take action based upon them – I began to discover the Truth around me. There were certain books of Truth that I was led to that were especially important in my consciousness raising, in my Recovery process. I am now going to quote a story from one of those books which means a lot to me. It is a story from a book called Medicine Cards by Jamie Sams and David Carson. This book deals with the Medicine Wheel, and the totem animals of the Medicine Wheel Spiritual beliefs of certain Native American tribes.
The subject of this particular story is the Swan totem – Swan power:
“As Swan looked high above Sacred Mountain, she saw the biggest swirling black hole she had ever seen. Dragonfly came flying by, and Swan stopped him to ask about the black hole. Dragonfly said, “Swan, that is the doorway to the other planes of imagination. I have been guardian of the illusion for many, many moons. If you want to enter there, you would have to ask permission and earn the right.”
Swan was not so sure that she wanted to enter the black hole, She asked Dragonfly what was necessary for her to earn entry. Dragonfly replied, “You must be willing to accept whatever the future holds as it is presented, without trying to change the Great Spirit’s plan.” Swan looked at her ugly little duckling body and then answered, “I will be happy to abide by Great Spirit’s plan. I won’t fight the currents of the black hole. I will surrender to the flow of the spiral and trust what I am shown.” Dragonfly was very happy with Swan’s answer and began to spin the magic to break the pond’s illusion. Suddenly, Swan was engulfed by a whirlpool in the center of the pond.
Swan reappeared many days later, but now she was graceful and white and long-necked. Dragonfly was stunned! “Swan what happened to you!” he exclaimed. Swan smiled and said, “Dragonfly, I learned to surrender my body to the power of Great Spirit and was taken to where the future lives. I saw many wonders high on Sacred Mountain and because of my faith and my acceptance I have been changed. I have learned to accept a state of Grace.”
A “state of Grace” is the condition of being Loved unconditionally by our Creator without having to earn that Love. We are Loved unconditionally by the Great Spirit. What we need to do is to learn to accept that state of Grace.
The way we do that is to change the attitudes and beliefs within us that tell us that we are not Lovable. And we cannot do that without going through the black hole. The black hole that we need to surrender to traveling through is the black hole of our grief. The journey within – through our feelings – is the journey to knowing that we are Loved, that we are Lovable.
It is through willingness and acceptance, through surrender, trust, and faith, that we can begin to own the state of Grace which is our True condition.
We are all beautiful swans who exist in a state of Grace, in a condition of being unconditionally Loved. The dance of Recovery is a process of learning to accept and integrate the Truth of Grace into our lives.” – Codependence: The Dance of Wounded Souls
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