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The Silence Series: Chakra Colors For Meditation – Svadhisthana (Orange)

As we look within the centered Self, we find … All That Is….

The second chakra is closely associated with the Self or Soul. It is an energy chakra that promotes the reproductive system and assimilation. This chakra’s location is centered in the pelvic region. It governs our sexuality, sensations, appetite and our family associations. Svadhisthana means the Self’s dwelling place. This is a powerful energy center that promotes our sexual expression and creative impulses. It is associated with the sense of taste.

As you continue your practice, move your attention from the first chakra into the second. Visualize the color orange and quietly repeat the mantra Vam … Vam … Vam.


Breathe in the color orange

 Peace, Love, and Light to All….

The Silence Series: Chakra Colors For Meditation – Muladhara (Red)

Our Mind, Body and Spirit is of one Source …  All That Is….

Over the next week, I will be working on a series that will be revolving around the beautiful spiritual essence of the various chakras. And how through a meditation practice we can access their vital energy for harmony and healing. I am going to post each chakra individually, as I build towards a concluding series of all seven chakras. As I progress I will be making different visual versions of each chakra. In the end, I will choose seven that I believe have the greatest continuity as a whole for a meditation practice.

Each chakra represents a core dimension of human life.

First up is the Muladhara (Sanskirt) chakra. It’s color is Red and its sound is Lam. This chakra is associated with basic survival skills. It affects the skeleton, lymph, and elimination elements of the body. The sensory component associated with it is the sense of smell. It is in this chakra center that we are released from uncertainity.

When beginning a meditation practice, it is good to be in a relaxed position. Make sure you are comfortable and have your eyes closed. Quiet your breathing by focusing your attention on your in-breath and out-breath. Then bring your awareness to the first chakra at the base of the spine. Bring your attention to this energy center and visualize the color of deep red and begin to repeat the mantra Lam … Lam … Lam.


The Path To Everlasting Consciousness And Love (A Yellow Brick Road Remix)

The obstacles we find on the path to Everlasting Consciousness….

The road we travel is often paved with the things that stand in our way.

as I started my journey….

i looked

to the memories behind me

– only once

as i walked along the path

i remembered

the things I’ve forgotten

– only yesterday

as you join me

i embrace

what we share together

– only forever

on the path to Everlasting Love….

We Are The Everlasting Consciousness (A Centered Moment Remix)

In a centered moment. in a vision of clarity, I saw the “I” am as All That Is….

Towards the moment of clarity

a future moment of being

is here

an everlasting presence

to seek

and embrace

– the soul is free

to wander

– the Spirit Is Always….

When We Look Skyward An Everlasting Consciousness (A Sky And Earth Remix)

Sometimes I feel as if the universe is not beyond my reach….

A hidden name found in earth and sky

art as improvisation


a hidden name –


the universe within….

When We Are Born With Everlasting Consciousness (A Hidden Name Remix)

When we are born the mystery of who we are is in our hidden name….

The mystery found in the Consciousness unaffected by the intellect

The Feeling of I-ness….

“In the absence of intellect, only the feeling of I-ness is lost. “I” am always present.”

“Just as the sun is reflected by water poured into a jar, Consciousness is reflected by the intellect housed in a body. And just as the sun is not affected by movements of the water, Consciousness remains unaffected by movements of the intellect.” – Swami Parmanandji Maharaj

First You Make A Roux (A Window Shopping Remix 03)

The city series….

First you make a roux

Yes we are still cruising down Magazine Street—just seeing things from a different perspective….

January 21. 2012. 05:59 PM (A Heavenly Slideshow Remix)

2011 and now 2012 promises to bring to the forefront—images and ideas for the contemplative and visionary mind.

Here is just a sample of recent work.


Music by Tomasz Bednarczyk

To The Right Side Of My Design (A Force Of Nature Remix)

A beautiful perspective just to the left of my mind….

To the right side of my design

In the evening I sometimes wonder if that walk today has yielded a new perspective.

Something I can hold onto….

Perhaps the thought that will change my life … tomorrow.

Two Bikes and A Tree (A Distant Discovery Remix)

I often wonder where the path of discovery will take me….

A tale of two bikes and a tree

before the day begins

it never seems to end

the winding road

the uneasy path

has left what we hold

so dear

so far behind

because the dream we find

is no longer here….