THE TOOLS OF THE ALCHEMIST
Transmuting darkness into light, discovering more of ourselves, and uncovering the Truth.
Good day, fellow Alchemists:
Picking up where we left off in our last post on chakras, we will continue discussing the remaining four chakras.
The chakras previously discussed dealt with survival, creation, and will. They are the lowest chakra centers, which represent the beginning obstacles of existence. Having said that, it is still possible that those of us who struggle with lower chakras may have already opened some of the higher ones.
The fourth chakra, known as the Heart Chakra or the Anahata Chakra, is found in the center of the chest. This Chakra deals with emotions of love and connection to others. When it is blocked, we find ourselves unable to extend compassion to others and ourselves. We also become disconnected from universal love, which is a major source of happiness for conscious beings. Having your Heart Chakra balanced and cleared creates a sensation of interconnectedness, where you feel one with existence. Being the first of the higher chakras, the Heart Chakra can be seen as the initial gateway to understanding higher truths.
The Throat Chakra is located above the Heart Chakra and is also known as the Vishudda Chakra. This Chakra is like a communication tool; we use it to accurately express our thoughts and emotions. When the Throat Chakra is blocked, we may have difficulty speaking truthfully. Clearing it allows us to communicate both verbally and non-verbally.
The Third Eye Chakra, also known as the Ajna Chakra, is located between the eyebrows. This chakra allows us to peer into other dimensions and access knowledge beyond the physical realm. When this chakra is blocked, it causes one to feel a sense of uneasiness regarding the unknown. Some people report having migraines and find it difficult to concentrate. If the Third Eye Chakra is cleared properly, resting your intentions in it allows you to occupy a boundless space, completely free of material existence.
Activating the Third Eye is said to awaken extra-sensory abilities, letting you see into the future. Some even claim that looking through the Third Eye allows you to see things as they truly are, not just how they appear to be.
The last of the seven chakras is known as the Crown Chakra or Sahasrara Chakra. This Chakra, which is located on the very top of the head, connects us to universal energy and allows us to experience oneness, completely dissolving our ego.
Accurately explaining the importance of the Crown Chakra is very difficult, because of how it transcends the normal perception we have of reality. Living from your Crown Chakra could be thought of as living in a state of constant gratitude for existence.
This state of gratitude allows us to become aware of how connected we truly are to the greater cosmos, and our limitless nature. When all seven chakras are open, we are no longer bound to the earthly realm or the constant fluctuation of human problems.
With the chakras cleared, the whirling pools of energy that had once been plugged up with complex emotions can now flow rapidly, mitigating future blockages.
In the next discussions, we will be learning how to activate and clear the seven chakras.
With love and sincerity,
The Alchemy by LA Counsel