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.
Peace, Love, and Light to All….
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 obstacles we find on the path to Everlasting Consciousness….
as I started my journey….
to the memories behind me
– only once
as i walked along the path
the things I’ve forgotten
– only yesterday
as you join me
what we share together
– only forever
on the path to Everlasting Love….
In a centered moment. in a vision of clarity, I saw the “I” am as All That Is….
a future moment of being
an everlasting presence
– the soul is free
– the Spirit Is Always….
Sometimes I feel as if the universe is not beyond my reach….
art as improvisation
a hidden name –
the universe within….
When we are born the mystery of who we are is in our hidden name….
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
The city series….
Yes we are still cruising down Magazine Street—just seeing things from a different perspective….
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
A beautiful perspective just to the left of my mind….
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.
I often wonder where the path of discovery will take me….
before the day begins
it never seems to end
the winding road
the uneasy path
has left what we hold
so far behind
because the dream we find
is no longer here….