The joy of the final step of The Practice Entry level is that we can meditate with any aspect of our practice. The chakras (or centers) and the central channel comprise this meditation.
Such a meditation as this could be done daily for a year and would not be time wasted. Each of the sacred centers (chakras) holds to key to psychological and emotional states, ways in which the mind can be directed and used, spiritual states, as well as particular vibrational qualities. In a short meditation such as this one, a taste or a hint is all that is possible, but that might be enough to encourage a practitioner to get to know his or her insides in order to better understand how the centers organize one’s life.
Our insides create our outsides. In other words, the condition of our inner well-being will create our outer life. If one’s inner anatomy and mindset are in turmoil, cluttered, or out of balance, then one’s life will be the same. Yet, as we cultivate simplicity, rhythm, and the assent of our spiritual nature, our outer life takes on these qualities as well. It’s s simple mathematical equation.
With this in mind, we engage the Toroidal flow of our inner nature. Doing so, we experience first hand that we are more than this body, more then our desires, more than our tasks. And with this experience, we are inspired to refine, to simplify, and to bring this inner light and presence into the world.
The Toroidal Flow is Step 13 of the 14 steps in The Practice of Living Awareness. This means that we are coming to the completion of the current Round of meditations. We have one more week with Toroidal Flow and then two or three weeks with Step 14: Living Awareness.
Per usual, the weekly online live practice will take a break for a few weeks which allows you – the practitioner – opportunity to take your practice in hand, on your own. If one has been meditating daily or rhythmically, one will feel something missing. Then, the copious number of podcasts on this blog come to the rescue! Or, you can practice your ability to sit, engage a step, and experience your growth as a meditator. Both ways serve.
Wanted to give you a head’s up. But, we still have a few weeks left in this round.
The energy centers of a human being are aligned along the central channel. Said differently: the central channel is the energy thruway of the subtle anatomy and the chakras are the major intersections along the thruway. Both the chakras or centers as well as the central channel and the subtle anatomy overall are subjects well commented on by masters of meditation and yoga for millennia. It might seem that there is little new that could be said on the subject, yet there is much that can be freshly presented and newly understood.
Almost two decades ago, words of power for each of the seven primary chakras came to me while leading a group meditation. Simple mudras came as well. I have used them with groups of meditators and classes of students since then. The words, though seemingly simple, are many-layered. The essential energy of the words correspond with the essential purpose of the center. To meditate with these words and the center associated can bring one into a deep meditative state and/or offer treasures of expanded understanding.
Earth is dynamic unto itself on the surface. Seasons, cycles, myriads of life forms all in motion and communication – lots going on. Yet, in addition to this plethora of life vibrancy is the inner dynamics of the Earth, such as those that create the electro-magnetic field.
Each Sunday World Service meditation examines a sameness shared either among life forms on Earth or shared by life forms with Mother Earth. We are all born from Her. Her mechanisms and designs are ours. Thus, we, too, are electro-magnetic dynamic beings with much going on under our surfaces as well.
As with most Sunday meditations, this one will offer new insights into yourself and the world.