West Fall – Autumn’s whisper, rest, peace, change, impermanence, ancestors. Sun sets and day ends, evening arrives. Signifies the end of life and changing of colors. Harvest of a fruitful life. Storms come from the west bringing water which is the source of life. The energy or renewal from looking within.
A Prayer for Self Assurance
Freed of me for the moment,
the face of the unknowable
is revealed in the heart of my perception.
Granted views of expanded vistas
frees me of the Self-imposed
predominant narratives which have limited my life.
I surrender myself to the Divine flow
just as the river surrenders itself to the sea.
No longer negligent
to the dehumanizing effects of self doubt,
I am disturbed from my slumbering state
by the God driven tributaries.
Sapiently dislodging my awareness
from grasp of little-mindedness,
I find the doors of my inner citadel
cast wide open to my true potential
as if it were the first day of spring.
Awaken, my inner genius
converts the great detractor of fear
into a mighty power.
Banished, the consortium
of self-defeating mind chatter is gone
from residency in my awareness.
Dehypnotize from the infliction
of the rational realm’s limited beliefs,
self generated doubt can not interfere
with the ability of the Infinite Presence
to neutralize the illusion of the senses.
Self assured, I find the tenacity,
the brilliance and the holy audacity
to release God’s glory as me.
Freed of the push and pull of self-doubt
the pendulum assuredly swings back
as the true sower of my divine abilities.
No longer paying the toll of tears
for that which I have missed,
I am the instrument through which the Christ
finds entrance into human consciousness.
Confidently I step into all situations I face
with the profound power of the Presence
Going before and as me into all I do.
And so it is!
Third Eye (6th) Chakra at a Glance
Sanskrit name: Ajna - To perceive, to command
Element: All elements combined, light Color: Indigo Shape: Five pointed star Petals of the lotus: Two Seed sound: Aum (Om) Vowel sound: Mmmm Rights: To see Endocrine gland: Pituitary gland Physical association: Eyes, base of skull, brow Psychological function: Intuition, imagination Identity: Archetypal identity Developmental stage: Adolescence Challenge: Illusion Plane: Plane of austerity, home of the blessed Planets: Saturn, moon Deity: Hakini Shakti, Shiva Mythological Animal: Hawk Sense organ: Mind Predominant sense: Neutral Incense: Mugwort Herb: Almond blossom Sephira: Binah, Chokmah
The Third Eye Chakra transcends time. It is located in the brain, at the brow, above the base of the nose.
The gift of this chakra is seeing - both inner and outer worlds.
The energy of this chakra allows us to experience clear thought as well as gifts of spiritual contemplation and self reflection.
Through the gift of seeing we can internalize the outer world and with symbolic language we can externalize the inner world.
The energy of Ajna allows us to access our inner guidance that comes from the depths of our being. It allows us to cut through illusion and to access deeper truths - to see beyond the mind, beyond the words.
The "way of the third eye" is seeing everything as it is from a point of "witness" or "observer", or from simply being mindful - moment by moment.
It means examining self-limiting ideas and developing wisdom that comes from a perspective that transcends the duality of good or bad, black or white. It means seeing and helping others to see the deeper meanings of the situations in their lives.
Sixth chakra is holistic in nature. When this chakra is fully activated, both hemispheres of the brain function in synchrony.
The right hemisphere's creativity and synthetic thinking is integrated and balanced with left hemisphere's logical and analytical thinking.
The Third Eye is not only the seat of wisdom, but also a seat of conscience. This is where you not only see what is going on, but you also know what it means. This is where your sense of justice and your ethics originate.
When your third eye is open, you not only see but you also understand.
After ten years of apprenticeship, Tenno achieved the rank of Zen teacher. One rainy day, he went to visit the famous master Nan-in. When he walked in, the master greeted him with a question, "Did you leave your wooden clogs and umbrella on the porch?"
"Yes," Tenno replied.
"Tell me," the master continued, "did you place your umbrella to the left of your shoes, or to the right?" Tenno did not know the answer, and realized that he had not yet attained full awareness. So he became Nan-in's apprentice and studied under him for ten more years.
One day Chuang Tzu and a friend were walking by a river. "Look at the fish swimming about," said Chuang Tzu, "They are really enjoying themselves."
"You are not a fish," replied the friend, "So you can't truly know that they are enjoying themselves."
"You are not me," said Chuang Tzu. "So how do you know that I do not know that the fish are enjoying themselves?"