Judgment and Chakras

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The chakra system so popular in Eastern religion makes a good deal of sense to me, yet the information we have on it is limited largely to a rehashed system that may or may not be accurate.

In fact, the more I work with my own chakras, the more I see how books on the subject have simply copied from other books and have nothing to do with someone’s experiencing the reality for themselves. 

Instead of somehow getting sidetracked, I think that it’s probably best for me to actually talk about what I need to talk about. 

The phrase “It’s in my nature to…” can be taken many ways, and it could mean anything from an instinctual personality characteristic to some kind of social conditioning of one’s personality. 

That being said, it’s in my nature to be critical. I’m a highly critical person with an eye for detail and botched details. In some cases, imperfections actually create more “character” in something, but that is not my point.

My root chakra, which is located in the area of the male body of the prostate gland, has a kind of addiction to self-judging and an aversion to forgiveness. One cannot expect God to forgive you or not judge you if you cannot first forgive or at the very least cease judging yourself. 

Why I judge myself could come from any number of reasons, but the apparently psychological masochism that comes along with the judging is something to be avoided or corrected. I like attacking and hurting myself, and as my fiance once said, “I’m addicted to feeling sorry for myself.” He later corrected himself and said that I’m addicted to being down on myself, to putting myself down, and that’s absolutely true.

So I have to correct this. The sense that comes with not judging myself is that I won’t need to judge others, either, and I can see a freedom on the other side of this psychological complex. 

The chakra system seems to largely be interwoven into itself. The more the energy is released from the root chakra, the more my heart and other malfunctioning chakras seems to loosen up. The pressure, the pain, the intensity lessens. I think that if awakening my root chakra is actually the solution to theosis, I’m going to be able to more easily see the big cosmic joke that God plays on everyone.




Well, here’s the part where I go certifiably insane.

I’ve had the impression of a new chakra.

A chakra that isn’t directly associated with the body, a chakra that floats around the body but seemingly is connected to the bottom of the body like a tail.

An invisible tail. I’m perceiving an invisible energy chakra tail.

Does ANYONE have any EXPERENTIAL reference point to this?

Also, I seem to have my crown chakra trying to force it’s way open all of a sudden, but I’m also having coffee, so it could be a caffeine surge.

Somebody, help.

P.S., I’m over the Piskey-hate. 


Two Things Learned Recently

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First, I encountered something the other night that was highly disturbing in a way that should have had me posting about it sooner than now- I looked directly at the feeling inside of myself that I was better than other people.

Now, this particular feeling happened to be deep inside of me, and as I understand it, the further down the spinal column one goes, the older the emotional energy is- so the most primary and basic emotional patterns are locked somewhere in the pelvic region and below, if you can follow this.

So I happened upon this feeling, a very basic and old feeling that I’m better than other people. No ifs, ands, or buts- and I allowed myself to feel it. The trick at this point isn’t to judge the feeling, which is the typical response- the trick is to feel what you really feel or what you seem to feel and then go from there. We have no hope of changing how we feel and think if we don’t first accept what we’re really feeling.

In our society, to explicitly state that you feel more important and that you’re better than another person is an extreme breach of the culture: we take the notion that all are created equal seriously and to incredible extremes.

The realistic part of this is that yes, we are created equal by God (or the universe), and that we all have the inherent dignity of a human being. But equality ceases at that vey point, beyond our essentially humanity. Some people are indeed more beautiful than others, some stronger, some faster, some smarter, some richer, some more successful- there’s no end to the level of inequality that exists in the world.

In the USA, the issue of inequality comes down to being a matter of institutionalized inequality- it’s a matter of trying to make sure that every person has a fighting chance in their pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness.

Somewhere along the lines, people have misunderstood that.

But in the same way, to feel that one is better than another person is also morally outrageous in the internal world. What kind of a human feels he is better, inherently, than another person? And for what reasons? Yet that very feeling appeared inside of me, welled up, argued for its case, and I simply allowed myself to feel it so that I could go on with my life.

During the course of my day (this was Friday), I tried to see in which cases that feeling unconsciously controlled me- and I had this sick feeling my hatred for the South and country people came from the sense that I am somehow superior to them, and that I seriously don’t want to be here and want to be with people who are on my level instead of constantly associating with the riff-raff. Appalling, to say the least, and I’m still not done wrestling with it.

Last night and this morning, things shifted, and I was shown something else, something incredibly new to me but apparently incredibly old- a sense of unworthiness. This sense of unworthiness is one of the oldest feeling I’ve ever seen inside of me, as it didn’t appear within any specific chakra- rather, it felt like my entire pelvis, hips and all, were composed of unworthiness. That’s how strong, ingrained, automatic, and real these feelings are- as though my very body is composed of that substance, which again is horrifying.

As I felt the unworthiness, as I faced it, my hips and pelvis in general began to feel like they were “loosening” up, that some kind of great burden was being lifted, and the release of the tension made my body relax in general and also began to free up energy in my heart chakra. The upper part of my heart seems to have a kind of blockage in it that I’ve worked on for years, and the blockage seems to be related to the problems in the lower chakras- the more I clear them, the more it seems the heart is cleared as well.

The point of these feelings and experiences is not to say that the feelings are accurate about reality- the point is to face them, to allow them to be experienced, and then to do something about it. If one feels a certain way, no amount of rational convincing will change that. To the contrary, only a shift in consciousness and feelings in general change the way one feels.

And that’s easier said than done!

Anyway, that’s all for now.


A Few More Observations

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As I’ve noted, the last several weeks and specifically last several days have seen me having an immense amount of psycho-spiritual work being done on myself.

Mostly, I go into the pain that I encounter, which is very physically located, usually somewhere in the region of the first and second chakras (and sometimes the third), and I began to feel the pain, over and over and over again, thinking when I can and trying to find the source of the pain: what am I believing, what am I really experiencing, what’s really happened that makes me feel this or that way?

A great deal of the pain, as I’ve come to find out, has been crystalized; that is, emotional patterns are so old and so strong that one cannot just “clear” them out. First the crystalized pain must be broken up, and how exactly this has happened, I’m not sure.

In meditation, there appeared a sense of a flame burning within me, a tall, ultra-violet colored flame that I have often referred to as “the Black Fire.” What exactly the Black Fire is, I am not exactly sure; I suppose this may be the “shakti” of the Hindu traditions, and certainly the Black Fire seems to have an association with Christ and the Holy Spirit. The Black Fire could simply be my own life force, my own personal energy, or it could be an energy that’s coming from God. I cannot know for sure at this point.

Either way, focusing on the fire’s very real presence and attempting to use it to break up my old emotional patterns seems to have been helpful. Sleep is very important in all this as well, along with meditation that is focused on simply clearing the mind; the resting of the mind allows the physical processing to take place more smoothly, or so it would seem

The energy largely moves from the first and second chakras to the third chakra, from what I’ve seen. The higher chakras needs the energy of the lower chakras; in other words, if you have no energy in your lower chakras, if they aren’t powerful, clean, and balanced, that, is psychologically healthy and integrated, then the higher chakras have no access to said power, or at least the power that they receive is incredibly limited.

The emotional content in the lower chakras is decidedly non-verbal or pre-verbal; most of it appears to be old and locked up and so far forgotten from conscious memories that a great deal of facing the emotions appears to be speculation, but the energy is real throughout it all. Facing the energy becomes hit-or-miss; resolving an emotional conflict can only be verified after one has faced it sufficiently and is presented with said situation again, at which time one can verify whether or not the emotional pattern is still enacting.

The old emotions and energy overall appear to be stored throughout the body. This is amazing to me, considering we don’t normally think in terms of emotions being physical or part of the body, and yet somehow they are or overlap with the body.

Maybe I’m wrong, but the ego of the human being seems largely to be a product of the emotional blockages in our chakras. Dissolve the blockages (much more difficult in practice than in theory), and the ego, too, dissolves. Or so one would think, but will it really? This is a good question, and time will yield the answer.


Less Peace.

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Way more tension in the body today; not nearly as much peace.

Somewhere around the Hrit chakra seems to be the absolute source of all the stress in my body and mind. I’m not exactly sure what it means, but by keeping my awareness on it for long period of time, I can eventually begin to seem some clearness in it. The clearing away of the chakra pushed energy up to the heart, and of course I had a momentary fear that I might induce a heart attack by focusing on the energy.

The energy seems to largely be trapped between the Hrit chakra and the Manipura chakra as well. I felt a little energy coming down through the Manipura chakra but didn’t feel much energy coming up the spine. Strange stuff.

Last night, I had a strange impression that we all are part of the Buddha’s body. There exists a kind of eternal body of which we are only a part, and at death, we simply return to the whole body. Maybe this is incorrect, and maybe I’ll have a deeper insight later on, but that was the momentary understanding of things.

I’m continuing to focus on doing all the things I enjoy doing throughout the course of each day. This helps me to balance responsibility with pleasure and helps me to focus on improving myself, moment by moment. Sometimes I see myself going a little overboard with some things and being too slack in others, but that’s okay at the onset- eventually the best possible combination will be attained, and things will be incredibly nifty.


More of the Peace

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In becoming aware of my body and focusing increasingly on attempting to relax the tense places, I came to even newer realizations, many of which are yet untested and inchoate.

What I can definitely point to is this: the majority of problems we encounter in life seem to be because our body is tensed up and not relaxed. When the mind-body is at peace (but more so the body, from what I’ve seen), the human has no need to be disturbed. The sheer peace and lack of stress causes the individual to experience the world from a much clearer point of view.

Whether this is finally what God has provided me or whether it comes through my own efforts and experimentation, I cannot say, but I do know that it has come to me many times through His Grace and not through my own efforts.

Now my fondest wish is that everyone in this world could experience this peace. If we all knew peace, if the cruelest person knew what this peace was like, then he would never do another evil thing in his life.

I’ll continue to document things. The chakra meditations are working well.


Sleeping Well after Chakra Meditation

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For the first time in as long as I can remember, I slept for a full eight hours without waking up once. Typically, if I awaken, I know that I’ve only been asleep a few hours. So imagine my surprise to have awoken today and realized I had been asleep for so many hours without waking up at all!

I’ve continued to do my meditations on the chakras. The new meditations I’ve found deal directly with the chakras and kundalini. While meditating, I managed to relax a great deal, and I’ve found this is the case when I’m doing a guided meditation instead of trying to meditate on my own.

If I meditate on my own, I can make it so far into meditation, and then my mind begins to chatter. But if I have an external focus, such as the chanting, then my mind slows down and I relax to an incredible degree that I don’t typically know.

That relaxation is what caused me to sleep so well last night. That’s strange, to know that I don’t relax even when I sleep.

But the best part is that I didn’t wake up with the feeling of needing to sleep more, or the feeling that I hadn’t really slept at all. I actually rested.

Needless to say, I’ll be doing those meditations again and will be posting them here.


Chakra Diary Update

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The chakra bootcamp idea failed as soon as I discovered that the other chakra meditation videos upon which I happened were not also 10 minutes in length. They’re each between three and four minutes, and this honestly caused a problem for me.

So far, I’ve made it up to meditating with the solar plexus and have had decent results with the meditations. These past several days, I’ve felt more energetic, more stable, happier, more creative, and more productive.

On the flip side of things, it’s apparent that a number of Shadow tendencies have appeared, mainly in my dreams. I seem to experience a great deal of anger and hatred that I don’t normally see in my waking life. Bhai Sahib once said that many of our karmas are purged in our dreams.

The oddest thing to me is that, for once, I am happy to awaken and be up in the day. My days are pleasurable, my days are peaceful, happy, but my dreams bring all kinds of terrifying realities to them. For once in my life, I have come to a point where I’ve been able to accept more fully my ego-personality, a point where I’ve been able to actually like myself and create myself and, in the words of my friend Michele, experience “becoming” instead of just simply being whatever. There is a definite hand of the inner energy into creating this new person, and though I may fall shy of some of the goals I have, I think ultimately I can only improve. Thank God for it.

Chanting is something I also do frequently these days; my japa mala has come in incredible handy at this point. I do a few different chants each day, for different purposes- some are more geared towards self-empowerment, while others are geared towards compassionate help to others.

I keep wondering if the sexual energy is being transformed at all, and I should hope so.

The Grace of God has been with us today, but not as strongly as before. If I pay attention, I can just barely sense that the peace is running like a deep, deep stream in the earth, but it isn’t readily available or the most apparent feature of my experience. We’ll see what happens, what’s going to happen. I can’t wait.


Odd Chakra

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I’m encountering and experiencing a chakra that’s located between the Solar Plexus and the Heart Chakra. Upon doing some research, I discovered this is known as the Hrit chakra. I’ll have to do more research to really understand it, but perhaps this is the so-called “hidden heart chakra” of which I’ve heard.

Well, it seems that the mind continually must expand to accommodate higher and higher levels of consciousness. Perhaps the assumption that one has made it to the highest level of consciousness is always an illusion; is there never an end to the journey?

We’ll see.


Mystical Chakra Bootcamp Experiment: Here We GO!

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As I sit here consuming the spaghetti with meatless meatballs and Alfredo sauce from last night’s dinner, I’ll share with you a particular experiment with which I’m going to indulge.

Some of you know that I’ve had a number of problems with my chakras lately, especially my root and sacral chakras. My friend Kelly said that simply clearing out the energy would do a lot for them, and considering my propensity to stay a bit too cerebral with all things, this made sense.

So I found great meditations on Youtube.

I do much better with a guided meditation, with someone telling me what to do, than I do trying to still my own mind. It just doesn’t work well.


The experiment:

As there are seven chakras, and as there are seven days in a week, I’m going to make it a point to do each 10-minute meditation once a day for a week.

That means I will spend seven weeks working on my chakras.

I’m already in three days at this point.

Next, on the eighth week, I’ll indulge in a kind of preparatory week, in which I will do a different chakra each day.

Week nine will be the true boot camp, whereby I will set aside time to do every chakra, back to back.

Week ten will see a return to doing a different chakra each day, depending on what my results are.

So, here on Craving Aletheia, I’ll document and explain what my experiences are, what changes I’ve seen in my life, and so on and so forth. This should be interesting and informative.

Also, I’ll share with you the different meditations that I’m doing by posting the video here, and if you want to try it, you can.


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