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Weekly meditation: The 7th Chakra

The 7th Chakra , the crown chakra, that spinning amethyst colored chakra at the very top of your head…the one associated with your complete connection with the divine.  The one that if you were fully balanced in all the previous six chakra and the 7th would understand that the most ridiculous prayer in history is “yet not my will, but yours be done” because when you are completely balance and one with the universe it is not a choice between your will and God’s but rather, as you should be praying, let not the will of my ego be done, but our (my and God’s which are one in the same) be done. “

 

Now, before I go any further I do want to say something about the 7th Chakra and being completely balanced and Enlightened.  We can, and will work on balancing and enhancing the energy of the 7th chakra, and you should always work to improve the energies of all your chakras and make sure they are always free of negative energy.  However, fully realize that most of us only have fleeting moments where everything aligned and the we can see the world as it truly is and experience god as we should.   There is nothing wrong with that.  That’s the point of life to learn, to evolve, and to improve, so that this year we are more balance than the last; so that this decade we are a better person than the last; so that this lifetime we progress even closer to God than we did in the last one.  But the reason why these moments are so fleeting is that most of us are unbalanced in the lower chakras and haven’t fully realized how to balance everything with their energies.

 

I go over this because I have heard some people complain about working on their fifth chakra and still not having any moments of artistic inspiration, focusing on their sixth chakra to develop psychic powers but not getting anywhere, working on their seventh chakra but still haven’t had any divine revelations…and they use these seemingly failures as an excuse to give up on meditation and give into despair.  This is wrong, they are making progress, just not as quickly as they might like.  Enlightenment isn’t exactly easy to get to.  Why do you think so few have made?  It’s hard work—it’s worthwhile work, but it’s hard.  We work on the higher chakra not because we want the immediate results of what those chakras can bring when fully balanced, but to make sure there is nothing blocking positive energy from God and the universe that is coming in to help us with our lower chakras.  It’s a slow process and because you don’t get immediate results you should not be discouraged.

 

So that being said, let me start talking this week about a long term “meditation” to bring your first and seventh chakras into balance.  You’re not going to like it at first, but I don’t recommend it because I just want to annoy you.

 

What am I going to suggest?  Stop buying things.  The seventh chakra is all about us seeing this world as meaningless and our relationship with God as everything, the first chakra is about our relationship with this material world.  Now do I mean stop buying everything?  No, we all need food and shelter and entertainment and a hundred other things that cost money.  But may I suggest trying to buy less.  There is inevitably something we all buy or spend money on not because we need it, but because it gives us the comfort of Linus’ blanket.  For some it’s food.  For others it’s music.  Clothes. Tools.  For me it’s books and DVDs—especially  books, I buy them faster than I can read them (I have a library of about 1400 volumes and I’ve only read about half of them).  As much as it pains me, I need to stop buying books at the rate I do.  I need to appreciate and use what I have before I buy more.  And I need to waste less of my time and effort (which is what the money I get paid for my day job) on something I’m not enjoying.  And this is what we all do at some level, we choose to take comfort in something physical rather than looking for something deeper.

 

Now, for the pragmatic sake I’m not even coming close to saying you need to live like a ascetic in a cave, but to help focus less on things and more on what really is important, I would ask you for the rest of year to cut your budget by 10%.  I realize that many of us are already cutting corners and this is simply not pragmatic, but 10% is a healthy goal to shoot for. But it would help before you buy anything “Do I need this, will this help me be better person?”  might help.  Sometimes, even with meaningless things like buying a fantasy book or seeing a movie or buying a new piece of clothing the answer will be yes.  Enjoyment and pleasure are necessary pieces of being a better person.  But a lot of time we just do it as a distraction and don’t even enjoy the thing we’re buying—this doesn’t help you.  And I feel a goal of 10% cut will help you center more on what’s important.

 

You might find this odd as I am also the guy who praises capitalism.  But it shouldn’t.  Capitalism is a system that best allocates resources and maximizes freedom to allow people to live their lives…but it is not an end unto itself.  It is the best system to allow you grow and it should not be mistaken as the end unto itself.   There should not have to be a conflict between capitalism and the soul, rather the two work together rather well.  In a similar line of thought the yogi Paramahansa Yogananda once stated:

“Granted, the East is not practical enough; but the West is too practical to be spiritually practical! That is why I advocate a harmonious union of the two; they need each other. Without spiritual idealism, material practicality is the harbinger of selfishness, sin, competition, and wars. This is a lesson for the West to learn. And unless idealism is tempered with practicality, there is confusion and suffering and lack of natural progress. This is the lesson to be learned by the East.”

 

So for this week, this year, and hopefully further, try to focus just a little less on the material world and using it as a distraction for from other needs, joys, and questions that the material world can cover up.

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Weekly Meditation: Singing Fifth Chakra Meditation

So this week we’ll continue to deal with the throat chakra. The throat chakra deals with creativity, expression, courage to speak the truth and advocate for yourself. Last week we tried to get the negative energy out by making it easier to actually express your frustration, even to yourself. This week we’re going to work on doing something positive rather than just eliminating a negative.

As with all the chakras, vibrations are very important to the 5th chakra. The advantage to the 5th chakra is that it’s literally right next to the thing that vibrates the most in your whole body, your larynx. One easiest ways to thus to increase the vibrations of the this chakra is to sing.

Yes I said sing. It doesn’t matter if you’re a trained opera singer or me (whose singing should probably be categorized as a WMD), you’re going to have to sing for this meditation. Sing as loud as you can. With all your heart and force. If you don’t want anyone else to hear it, may I suggest singing in the car—it’s well insulated, and you’ll get drowned out by the music. But you need to sing for this meditation.

What should you sing? Well that’s up to you. I would only say that is should not be anything with any trace of negativity. No songs about how she left you heartbroken. No songs about your misery. No songs about how things aren’t working out. In other words, no country music, the music of pain.

However there is a benefit to singing you should consider. Some songs speak more to the energy of different chakras. Thus if you look for a collection of songs that hits every single chakra, you can not only raise the vibrations of your throat chakra but of those other chakras as well. Two birds, one stone.

If you’re having trouble finding songs for each chakra I have provided a few suggestion below. You don’t have to go with those songs, they’re just suggestions that speak to me…go with songs that will make you happy and reinforce the positive energy of your chakras. And sing! If I have ever written a meditation that you should engage in every day of your life it’s this one.

As this is a more complex kind of meditation (since it deals with multiple chakras) I want you to do this every day for the next two weeks. (Yes this means there will be no mediation will be posted next week. (Yes, I am partly doing this because this movie a day thing is very time consuming.)

1st Charka—Energies of abundance, security and safety.
Money

If I were a rich man (the nice part about this is that if you listen to the end what he wants isn’t money, but the freedom it provides)

2nd Charka–Energies of emotional control and desire
You and I–Ingrid Michaelson (honestly this song covers the energies of the first five chakras)

Up on the roof

3rd Charka–Energies of will power and strength
I won’t back down

My Way

4th Charka–Energies of love and compassion
Parachute

I will love you

Everybody

5th Chakra–Energies of creativity and self expression

The Impossible Dream

New Soul

6th Chakra—Energies of foresight and being in the flow of the universe

I can see clearly now

Only Time

7th Chakra—Energies of being one with God
Prayer of Saint Francsis

Somewhere over the rainbow/What a Wonderful World–Israel Kamkawiwo’ole

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