Someone pointed out that while I tied the first three chakras to the psychological outlook of certain psychologists (First Chakra—Adler, Second Chakra—Freud, Third Chakra—Jung) I had not done this with the 4th and 5th. This was partly because I was waiting to get to the 5th because the only psychologist who I know of who covers these two is Abraham Maslow…also he is the last psychologist we’ll be dealing with because as there are so few people in the world rooted in the sixth and seventh chakras no one has yet to come up with a psychological make-up of saints and enlightened beings (although A Course in Miracles does come close).
Maslow’s psychology, based around his hierarchy of needs, actually coverers all the chakras. The first level covers the needs and issues of the first two chakras, the second level the 2nd and third chakras, the third level which deals with companionship, friendship and love clearly deals with the 4th chakra, and his 4th level, esteem needs, covers the fifth or throat chakra. The esteem needs are those, according to Maslow deal with self-esteem, achievement, and confidence. We need to know our place and purpose in the world and embrace it with passion and vigor. This is often why the fifth chakra is associated with artistic pursuits, because it is often through art that many people best express who they are and what they believe. However one could just as easily do this through being an inventor, being a great businessman or manager…as long as you are doing what your are really good at and really enjoy you are in line with your 5th chakra and meeting the esteem requirements…granted not all of us have found that…that’s why we still have to do these little things, these small actions to spark the creative juices to help you connect you to what you should be doing.
So this week we’re back to silent meditation. I want you to sit for at least 15 minutes each day (I’d prefer 15 straight minutes, but if you have to break it up into three five-minute periods that is okay) and while sitting (lotus position if possible) focus on your fifth chakra, the spinning blue circle in your throat and see it blindingly bright with light. Then ask the universe “What am I meant to do?” then clear your mind and listen carefully for an answer. Try to keep your mind clear but notice what thoughts do come to you over the course of your meditation, they may be the answer you’re looking for. If you can do this twice a day, once in the morning before you start your day (giving the universe a chance to answer you through some sign in your day) and once at night (giving the universe a chance to answer you in your dreams) so much the better.