Chakras: The Inner Meaning
events (planets, aspects, houses, etc.)in the heavens with correspondingevents personally here on Earth, so wecan extend that kind of understanding tothe chakras. These areas along thespine correspond with the vast planetarycenters in the world around us.We are familiar, from day-to-day life,with the idea that the mind controls thebody, and that if we can learn mentalcontrol and stability, the body willusually follow along. If nothing else, weknow that what we see and feel in ourmind psychologically can affect how weview life outside ourselves, which in turncan affect us physically. We project ourinner view onto the outside world, andthen proceed to live in that outsideworld, colored by our own innerpsychology, by what we believe andsee. If we are still more experienced, weknow there is no absolute differencebetween inner and outer, no hard line --subject and object are one.We live in a world of projectors, andevery person projects their inner worldon the screen of life around them andthen lives in that world. The phrase
“when worlds collide” takes on new
meaning in this context.Then it should not surprise us to learnthat the chakras, these great planetarycenters, are also vast areas of our mindand life where we exist and live out ourlives. If we want to think of the chakrasas areas within our body, then weshould understand that we are speakingalso here of the entire body of existence-- our life.
The World is as ‘We’ See It
Yes, these centers are subtle energycenters, a part of our mind, but thatmind, for better or for worse, very muchcontrols and colors (projects) how wesee and act in the outside physicalworld. In other words: there is nooutside physical world that is not filteredor first colored by our mind, by the viewin-here from which we see that world out
there. „Out there‟ is in here projected to
a marked degree. Inside and outside arehopelessly interdependent. If we changeour mind, we also change the way wesee the world. This is not a new idea.That having been said, it remains topoint out to you how to identify andexperience these inner planetarychakras in the world you are now livingin, and this is not that difficult. So far, Ihave indicated that you will be lookingoutside in the world around you forthese subtle planetary chakras, and not just within your mind, in the sense thatwe tend to think of the mind asconnected to our head or our personalbody. The chakras are also magnifiedareas of the mind projected in the worldaround you and quite easy to see.
Living in the Chakras
Although we all have seen diagrams ofthe seven chakras or sacred forcecenters within the human body, thesediagrams are hardly very useful withouta lot of instruction and practice. Aspointed out, it is misleading to think thatthe chakras are limited to a series ofglowing spheres along our spinal cord
within our physical body. We don‟t see
them in the mirror, and without a lot of
training, we can‟t really sense them
within our personal physical body.As pointed out earlier, more useful tomost of us will be to learn that thesechakras are more practically understoodto be vast areas of our mind (andtherefore our life) through which wewander, a journey each of us takesthrough life, one that lasts as long as lifeitself. In other words, at any given time,