The Sixth Chakra – 'The Third-Eye', (governing center of consciousness).
This dynamic spinning wheel of energy sits firmly within undifferentiated awareness. Here the dance of mind and body move in rhythmic patterns. To enter this portal we must identify a vehicle that will open the door to comprehension. Tibetan Buddhism is such a vehicle, it's practice paves the path to awakening planting the seeds of self-realization and stimulating intricate qualities inherent within each of us.
Attributes; 6th Chakra:
location; between eyebrows,
sacred geometry; 5 pointed star,
physical connection; pituitary gland,
planetary connection; our Moon,
sound; 'aum', (C +)
The Sixth chakra is critical yet merely one link on this daisy-chain of self-exploration.
– is veiled in the shadow of the 'Third-Eye'. This chakra provides the framework within which the great seat of Shiva / Parvati consciousness resides. This impelling energy represents our inherent animation to create, preserve and dissolve; the embryos dormant within the 'Root' Chakra. The Shiva / Parvati union is the expression of 'Knowing, Feeling & Doing'; the emanation of truth, beauty and goodness. Shiva provides the stimulus to awaken the Shakti and draw her wisdom into union. When first awakened she is a furious serpent but as she proceeds upward via the path of 'Sarasvati' the ego soon subsides. Sarasvati is the goddess of transcendent-knowledge, sound, wisdom, cultivation and determination. The fully awakened 'Soma' is the ultimate union of Shiva / Shakti within which non-dualistic realization is achieved. Such potency is pooled within us in the energetic union of two brain glands; pituitary and pineal. The pituitary governing the physical incarnation (method); the pineal establishing transcendent awareness / awakening (wisdom).
Attributes; Soma Chakra:
body location; middle of forehead,
sacred geometry; inverted triangle,
physical connection; pineal gland,
planetary connection; the Moon,
The Seventh Chakra
Completes the 'Crown' triad matrix; physical, mental and spiritual energetic characters. When these components are fully awakened they merge into Tantric harmony – all action stops and balance is achieved. Within this state of unconscious consciousness the complete being is unified and liberated from the illusion of an individual self. The ego loses it's stronghold on the mind and is replaced with compassion and wisdom. Such understanding naturally provides a context where joy, harmony and serenity can be experienced and expressed. Techniques to stimulate this chakra vary but whatever path you choose it is essential to allow this spiritual connection to open naturally.
Attributes; Crown Chakra:
body location; top of cranium,
sacred geometry; a lotus whose petals are fully opened,
planetary connection; Universal,
sound; 'aum' (the universal cord),
The Eighth Chakra (transpersonal)
Enter the realm of transcendence and the consequence of descriptive conundrum. Any word or concept used to describe this state of realization will ultimately diminish it's understanding. It can only be defined in approximate terms, 'that-which-it-is-not'. To willingly step into such an undefinable realm requires a 'leap of faith', yet it is just such a step that provides freedom from the suffering. The conscience mind falls into six categories. A Being's point of departure on the path of transcendence is depend on where his / her reality dwells: Hell-Being, someone living in a torturous reality; Hungry Ghost, a being that is confused / empty; Animals, beings not processing human self awareness; Human, just enough identity to question existence; Titans, powerful beings in a constant state of dissatisfaction; Gods, a blissful experience within the perimeters of phenomena. Debarkation onto the path of transcendence is therefore realized within six emotional states; destruction (death, guilt), entrapment (desire, fear), release (courage, trust), transformation (acceptance, harmony), revelation (unconditional love) or transfiguration (joy).
The character of this sublime journey is elementally the same; a natural unfolding: Earth Element; Here the edges of our conscience are hard, viewed through veils of fear and frustration. As awareness matures this melts into Water Element; fluid patterns of opportunity and trust intertwine with experience. Water dissolves and Fire Element ascends, knowingness without sensory impute in turn merges into Wind Element were energetic packets of boundless compassion take flight and fuses with Luminous Element a realm of vastness devoid of matter. Here harmonious, inexhaustible love of bless evolves into Radiance. Within this province spear energy disappears into Dark Light. Description no longer applies as conscience of Self ends and vanishes into Transparency; The Buddha Mind. This is our collective destiny, the pure land we only catch glimpses of from our time / space learning tree but from where we have come and to were we are evolving to.