Revised; originally published on 15 August 2013 as “Expanding the Vital Body.”
Republished on 20 December 2016 as “On Experiencing the Desire Body of the World.”
- On Experiencing the Desire Body of the World
- The Illusion: I Want, I Love, I Need
- The Chakras: Front Funnel, Back Funnel, and the Null Point
- On Stilling the Karmic Bugaloo
- The Chakras of the Lower Triangle, Plus the Heart
- The ‘Lower Triangle’ Compared to the ‘Vital Body’
- The Root Chakra (Basal Chakra) Is Not Really a Chakra
- The ‘Kundalini Chakra’
- The Heart Center: The Holy Cross
- The Baptismal Sylph … The Living, Fiery Cross That Guards Our Hearts
- On Stilling Fears by Placing Awareness on the Coccyx
ON EXPERIENCING THE DESIRE BODY OF THE WORLD
I read an interesting blog by lightworker Dr. Suzanne Lie called “The Opened Corridor,” 11 August 2013 blog, http://suzanneliephd.blogspot.com/
In it she talks about lightworkers experiencing the desire body of all Earth, rather than personal desires. We are the planet! Mastery of multidimensionality, she says, means mastery of every thought we have, every emotion we experience.
The ‘desire body’ mentioned by Dr. Lie can be equated to the lower triangle of yoga. This desire body has to do with the lower three chakras, oldstyle, which deal with survival, creativity and procreation, and will power.
Dr. Lie is saying that one’s own lower triangle can be expanded to include everyone on Earth. Which is to say, to include the desire for survival, the desire to procreate, and the desire to exert one’s will, of all the people on Earth, both those in physical form and those on the astral planes of matter … the hellworlds, purgatory worlds, and heavenworlds of the afterlife experience (which might better be phrased the ‘between-life’ experience of the Soul).
THE ILLUSION: I WANT, I LOVE, I NEED
We are, in point of fact, always experiencing the desire body of everyone on Earth, for our lower three chakras, located as they are in the area of the colon, carry the energy of the unconscious mind, the ‘gut brain’, the involuntary nervous system. This unconscious energy circulates through Gaia as the Unconscious Thought Cloud of the World.
In other words, our lower three chakras swim in an unconscious stream of energy that circulates worldwide. They are that. Yet we think they are our own desires, or at the outside edge of our awareness, we may dip into the causal realm, by way of projective blame, and judge that our desires are the product of another person’s machiavellian voisting upon us of their own desire.
Both these notions are false. We are not our desires. Our desires are reverberations of the collective unconscious here on Earth. No one else is our desires either; no other person makes us have them.
Rather, we experience, in our desire body, the desires of everyone everywhere. Ego masks the issue with the notion ‘I want’ … ‘I love’ … ‘I need’. The issue is, how can we awaken to the true nature of desire? How may we awaken to the understanding that we are already experiencing the desire body of all people on Earth?
THE CHAKRAS: FRONT FUNNEL, BACK FUNNEL, AND THE NULL POINT
Image: Chakras, showing funnels: http://wordpress.wellspringreiki.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/chakrasdrawing2.jpg ..
You know how most of the chakras have a forward aspect or funnel, for interaction with the world, as well as a backward funnel extending out the back of the body? Then between these two aspects is a point of light that is the ‘null point’… where time and space touch the Infinite. I have a hunch this null point is where the consciousness of each chakra in the ‘desire body’ (i.e., ‘lower triangle’) can expand to encompass the whole world. And, for that matter, the galaxy, this Universe, all Universes, and all alternate Universes.
ON STILLING THE KARMIC BUGALOO
But I’m thinking, I’ll just start with something simple. I’d like my desire body and my heart to awaken enough for me to balance my forward chakric funnels with my backward chakric funnels. This … here’s my hunch … will decrease the reactivity of my lower triangle. It will still, and as it does, the karmic bugaloo will also slow. Nice theory, don’t you think? Sounds pretty good! So here’s a course of action I’ve been undertaking:
For each of chakras 1 through 3, I’m going to sit quietly, notice where my energy is … and this is typically forward, in ‘interact with the world’ mode. Then I’m going to place my awareness at the same anatomical level, but close to the front of the spine. That should get me to the null point. I’ll know I’ve got the right spot if I feel a flood of energy from that chakra.
THE CHAKRAS OF THE LOWER TRIANGLE, PLUS THE HEART
Chakras to do with the desire body are: the heart, the solar plexus (navel point), the sacrum (sexual chakra), and the root or basal ‘chakra’. These are the green, yellow, orange, and red chakras, respectively, in the image below:
Image: “A map of chakras in human body,” author mpan, 17 June 2016, CC 1.0 (1)
The ‘Lower Triangle’ Compared to the ‘Vital Body’
The ‘Lower Triangle’ of yoga comprises chakras 1 through 3, which is to say, the root chakra (basal chakra), the sacral (sexual) chakra, and the navel point.
The ‘vital body’ of Sri Aurobindo and Integral Yoga comprises chakra 4 (the heart chakra), chakra 3 (the navel point, or third chakra old style), and another center located between the navel point and the sexual (second) chakra.
THE ROOT CHAKRA (BASAL CHAKRA) IS NOT REALLY A CHAKRA
The root (basal) chakra, which relates to survival and safety, is a special case, in that it has no ‘front’ and ‘back’ funnels. Instead, the root chakra itself … the red star in the above image … is the ‘lower’ funnel of this chakra, and the crown chakra … the violet circle at the top of the above image … is its ‘upper’ funnel.
THE ‘KUNDALINI CHAKRA’
What connects these two funnels is the kundalini energy which ripples up and down the spine. Thus, a more proper name for the double energy vortex would be the ‘kundalini chakra’, whose null point is the heart chakra.
THE HEART CENTER: THE HOLY CROSS
Thus the heart center might be visualized as two double vortices (two chakras) which form a cross. The first, the traditional heart chakra, has a front and back funnel, with a null point in the center of the chest at the level of the physical heart. This same null point is the center of the Kundalini Chakra described above. It looks a little like this:
Image: “How the two double funnels of the heart chakra form a cross,” by Alice B. Clagett, 15 August 2013, CC BY-SA 4.0 …
There is the outline of a man, standing facing to the right, in profile view. There are four funnel shapes in the image: a red funnel whose base points downward and whose tip is at the base of the body’s trunk; a violet funnel whose base points upward and whose tip is an inch or two inside the top of the man’s head’ and two green funnels turned on their sides and connected at their tips at heart level, inside the body of the man.
The bases of the green funnels extrude from the front of the man’s chest and from his back at the level of the heart. The two heart funnels form the arms of a cross, and a vertical line connecting the red and violet funnels forms the shaft of the cross.
The two green funnels represent the front and back vortices of the heart chakra; the red funnel represents the basal chakra; the violet funnel, the crown chakra; and the line connecting the bred funnel to the violet funnel represents the Pranic Column (the Central Vertical Power Current, or Kundalini).
THE BAPTISMAL SYLPH … THE LIVING, FIERY CROSS THAT GUARDS OUR HEARTS
There is yet another cross that is formed on the heart chakra when a person is baptized as a Christian. This is a cross that extends along the spine above and below the heart chakra, and to the left and right sides of the chest, like this:
Image: “Christian Baptismal Sylph — A living being of white flame, shaped like a fiery cross,” by Alice B. Clagett, 15 August 2013, CC BY-SA 4.0 … There is the silhouette of a man, facing forward. In the area of his heart is a fiery cross.
The Christian baptismal sylph is a living being of white flame, shaped like a fiery cross. It comes vividly to life when we feel devotion, whether through reading Scriptures, through singing hymns, or through helping other people.
The sylph itself stays with us all our lives, helping us feel our heart chakras. In time, through such service, it awakens to a higher state of being in the Devic Kingdom and is then know as a Seraph.
You may have run across the term ‘Seraphim’ in the Bible … this is the plural of the word ‘Seraph’, the being which the young Sylph is destined to become, just as we Christians are destined to be born again in Christ Consciousness. The time of our new awakening in Christ is right now, during this, the Awakening of Planet Earth.
ROOT LOCK AWAKENS THE KUNDALINI CHAKRA
The lower funnel of the Kundalini Chakra (sometimes mis-termed the root ‘chakra’) is the point of focus for the very powerful and ancient ‘root lock’ yogic technique. For men, that point of focus is the perineum (2), and for women, it is the tip of the cervix. Here is a good blog describing how to do root lock …
“Soul Answer: Body Locks,” by Siri Gian, http://www.soulanswer.com/body_locks.html … and page down to the section “Mul Bhand or Root Lock.”
ON STILLING FEARS BY PLACING AWARENESS ON THE COCCYX
I’ve also noticed in my own energy system a reactivity to the world emanating from the root chakra and rippling up the coccyx. This upward ripple of energy courses up the coccyx like shallow waves over a sand bar or onto a shallow beach …
Image: Shallow waves breaking onto a sandy beach: http://earthsci.org/processes/weather/waves/Waves_files/wavebend.jpg
Placing awareness on the coccyx stills this reactivity.
In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
(1) A map of chakras in human body.17 June 2016, author mpan, from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chakras_map.svg … This file is made available under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication
(2) perineum: a point on the skin between the rectum and the sex organs
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