A few personal observations about the Chakras. I have come to better understand their significance through Margaret M. Lynch and Rhys Thomas. Here are a couple of standout points and thoughts:
Since being a part of the Margaret M. Lynch course on the Chakras, I am more able to feel my response to the cable, network and internet news. I am able to not get sucked into it or just turn it off. Not intellectually dismissing what I am hearing, I am able to feel a sense of stability and protection within my body. Feeling the chakras locations, understanding their deeper meanings key. This is an ongoing process, some situations, news stories, etcetera are easier to process than others
We see the world through our own experiences. Okay, that may seem like a no brainer, but it is not that simple. First off, our beliefs are so deeply rooted. We then often surround ourselves with people who see and feel the world the same way we do. This is often not done consciously. One example is that we can have people in our lives that drive us crazy, and we do not recognize that they may be showing us our unconscious thoughts and limiting deep seated beliefs. Another example are often having involvements with people that remind us of a parent that we have unresolved emotions with. Our cravings for these feelings turn us into junkies needing our negative emotional fix. Surrounding ourselves with people who fuel our combative relationship addictions. Hence, we see the world as we are not as it is.
Decisions made as a small child, or whenever there was a hurtful experience in our lives, can keep us stuck and emotionally immature. We may promise to ourselves to never feel that childhood hurt again. However, an intellectualized inner dialogue of insights into the pain of our lives is different than honing the tools to live differently. To change is to be able to stay present enough to objectively observe our thoughts, words and actions and implement change. Dr. Joe Dispenza is a great resource for this information in his lectures on DVD [link here].
The way we see the world usually has many blind spots. When convenient, all that “we are one” stuff goes out the window when it threatens the way we make our way in the world. I think I have heard it called matched patterning, which happens in our brains and is framed in early childhood. We see what we know. The film What the Bleep is a great reference for this information [link here].
I can feel how I connect to criticism and fault finding. It is something I observe about myself and have gotten much better at quelling. I notice, in certain situations, my inclination to chime in when criticizing begins and how easy it is to rationalize fault finding.
When we believe in something all that we choose to find around us is the proof that it is real. We can be completely blind to what is right in front of us is because we do not believe it exists. The words “anything is possible,” for many, is used only when it does not challenge what we are invested. To deeply mourn what could have been is the beginning of change. Otherwise,we keep on making the same choices to prove to ourselves that our pain was not for naught.
The first three Chakras are primarily about how we experience the world, what we are able to receive and how we present ourselves in the world. This is a simplification of these Chakras. For more detailed information take a look at the websites of Margaret M. Lynch and Rhys Thomas [link here].