Root Chakra – Muladhara Chakra Pt 2

Root Chakra - Muladhara Chakra Pt 2

Root Chakra was now open, its contents spewing like a volcanic eruption directionless and intense. The Root Chakra seemed like a little shop of horrors, one by one bringing into my consciousness things I did not want to see. It appeared now that the contents of the Root Chakra had been unconsciously suppressed, each faculty layering up over time, strengthening its hold and thus making me its victim. Unknowingly I had been controlled like a puppet for years, dangled by a power so strong that if I had not awoken it could have easily controlled me for the rest of my life.

The Root Chakra is the boundary between animal consciousness and human consciousness. It is from this chakra that you see the transition from a sleep like state to an awakened state. Luckily for me I had been awoken by something and it was my time to embrace what I was being shown. One by one the qualities that I guess I had come to accept as normal were being shown to me in a very different light. I was being made to acknowledge them, delve deeper into there source, there triggers, there reasons and I was having to confront them head on. The physical symptoms of confronting a lot of the qualities that I had unconsciously come to rely on where exposing me to my pain-body. There were times of physical distress, nausea, headaches all of which were being caused by my mind bringing forth these traits. The traits for now I will keep personal to my own experience; but I will share with you the two sides. Some will be more stronger and some weaker. The key is to become conscious of them find balance in yourself and then to ensure they do not take you for a ride.

The traits are as follows each showing the dualistic principles that exist, one being the positive and the other negative.

Sins & Virtues | Secret Mirrors

As you can see these are the so called sins and virtues so often spoken of. They form the basis for a large majority of problems we see in society today. It is only when each one is brought to the light of awareness, understood, controlled and dissolved with consciousness can then the bursting Root chakra be brought back to rest. Control of each one will take time and patience and that is exactly what I was slowly learning to do. The key here was to know how to control each one, understand it before it tried to arise and banish it before it stuck its claws into me. It seems easy now when I look back especially as now I am the master of my mind; but while in the thick of it, it was a completely different story. Courage is what kept me going, I wanted to be free of how I was feeling and my guide was helping me keep faith. The journey was progressing; but somehow I knew there was going to be a light at the end of all this and that is what I kept myself fixated on.

‘I didn’t change, I just woke up’ – Unknown

Shiva and Shakti | The Balance of Life

Shiva And Shakti Inner Life of Unity

Shiva and Shakti are the two powers that symbolise, pure consciousness and pure energy respectively. Shiva and Shakti had both now introduced me to their presence and given me an everlasting glimpse of what they both had to offer. Shakti, had come at tremendous force when she had made herself known, but Shiva had been a little more calm in his approach. I guess this was all going to make more sense as I stepped forwards into learning more about these two fascinating principles.

Shakti had been dominating the left side of my so called energy system, while Shiva had remained more hidden on my right. Both these energy systems needed one another to create harmony and balance, I had never known about this so called imbalance previously, only was it now that it was all coming to together. Shakti or energy is power and creativity, which in life leads to the processes of action, movement, inertia and change. Shiva on the other hand is pure consciousness, omnipresent, stable and unchanging. Both Shiva and Shakti are actually dualistic representation of the same. They are different sides of the same coin, separated when we came into existence. These two aspects cannot exist without one another, only when they combine will life’s conscious journey really start to commence.

For me I guess shakti had been dominating me for most of my life, she had been trying to give me the power to move forwards, embrace change and put me into action. Unknown to me at the time was that I was unconscious and asleep, shiva had been dormant and therefore shakti’s efforts had gone untended. He was now awake, consciousness had been awoken, I was ready now for shakti to give me her command. Energy without consciousness, is aimless, unstructured and misdirected. No matter how much time and energy you put into whatever you desire, if your consciousness is not active, it will not materialise. Just like consciousness without energy, is un-constructive and lies dormant. Shakti in effect is a magical projection of your life story, which can only be projected once the screen of Shiva has become fully active.

I knew that my energy had always been strong and powerful, but now I had found that it had always been aimlessly directed. A new entity had now entered my life, consciousness. I guess who I had become had been based on an overpowering left sided energy system (ida). I now had to find a new balance, I had to understand more about consciousness (pingala). I found myself starting to become a new person, as if I was leaving a old me behind. What I had identified myself with could no longer gave me confirmation, Who Am I? was the question that kept stirring around in my head. If Shakti had made me who I was, and Shiva was now showing me another side, then was what I had known all along an illusion? Things really were starting to get unnerving, but I had to keep faith. Having come this far there really was no turning back, where would I go? All I knew was that something was protecting me and it was this feeling that gave me comfort and strength to keep moving forwards.

There is no coming to consciousness without pain

– Carl Jung

Shakti – Pure Divine Energy Pt 1

Shakti | Secret Mirrors

Shakti had now made herself very well known to me. She had revealed herself to me in the most powerful of ways. It was as if slow and easy revelations was not really in her best of interests. It became apparent that she knew exactly what she was doing and to fully grab my undivided attention she had to come at me with full force. Believe me when I say “full force” this was a force to reckon with.

Shakti or pure divine energy is said to be the essence of all that exists in life. She cannot be created nor can she be destroyed. All shakti does is merely transfer from one state on to the next. ‘Shakti’ or ‘Prakriti’ is symbolic of the feminine aspect of a person’s nature, it is the activating power and energy that leads to both motion and change. As I explained previously “Shakti” had been a word I had been exposed to from a very young age; but now was the right time to find its true meaning, its true origin. Where was I going to begin “I thought” it was easy when I finally realised. The best place to begin was at home, the home where I had first heard the term. Unexpectedly I did not have to search very far as what I was looking for had always been in plain sight for me to see. Within every hindu family home, you will always find some form of small temple or mandir. This temple is always beautifully designed and in it houses a selection of deities selected carefully by each family. The temple represents a place of worship, a place where a devotee can be one with the divine.

Hinduism has always been classed as a polytheistic religion whereby people believe in a multitude of different gods and goddesses, each having their own reasons and purpose behind their beliefs. Usually beliefs are passed down through different generations and rituals of these deities continue happening without any real questioning. This is something I had also been accustomed to during my younger years, questioning any aspect of beliefs would never really lead to definitive answers. In essence I had always felt like the blind had been following the blind when it came to idol worship. Every time I had tried to open my eyes to the whole ritualistic process my questioning had fallen completely on deaf ears. Its as if it was better to just stay quiet and follow what everybody else around me was doing. Unfortunately I had never really been the one to follow without reasoning, something in me had always pushed me to question everything and this is exactly what I was doing right now.

I began by researching more about the temple that had been housed in my families home for many years. It had a multitude of deities present, all based I assume on what members of my family had beliefs towards. As I would look at these idols and pictures so many questions would arise in my head. Were these images representations of actual people? Had they looked like this previously? How can their me so many idols, baring in mind that India has around 33 million gods and goddesses. In my mind I kept thinking “with so many religions in the world, mostly monotheistic how can hindus believe in this many gods and goddesses”. These are the types of thoughts that ran through my mind daily and with so much to think about and possible avenues to take, I decided to begin my quest with the deity that had always stuck out to me no matter where I had looked. This deity which I had, had an unconscious affinity towards for so long went by the name of Shiva, “Shiva the destroyer” as he was commonly known. Shiva was not alone, sat closely beside him was his wonderful family which consisted of his most beautiful and loyal consort Parvati and their two gracious sons Ganesh and Kartikaya.

Religion had just offered me door too look through. Its as if something was supporting me in my search, and on a deeper level it felt like I was always being guided towards the right direction.

‘Religion is to follow someone else’s word as truth; whereas spirituality is to discover your own truth’– Yogi Kanna


Journey of Life – Finding Your Purpose

Journey of Life Finding Your Purpose | Secret Mirrors

In the Journey of Life there may come a point where you question why? Why do we do certain things when one day this Journey of Life will simply come to an end?

For me the Journey of Life began by questioning the same small thing repetitively. This question used to really bug me from a very young age from which stemmed endless questions and the search for answers. One day this search eventually led me to the dreaded question of Why Do We Exist? This really used to make me feel uneasy, nauseous at times and on most nights left me with a sensation of being sucked into a dark hole. From then on I did everything I could to shun the plethora of questions that would whirl around in my head when left unoccupied. Then later on in my life, the same pestering question revisited, but this time, I could not let it go. I had to face it head on.

The first place I turned to was to religion. However, personally I did not find the answers I was looking for in any such teachings. It was not until I turned inwards did I begin to unravel some peace and balance to these unruly thoughts. I realised that we are all on a journey, with very similar goals in mind. All of us are looking for some sort of freedom, ultimate happiness, wealth, divinity etc. but our routes will all differ. It was understanding this concept which first gave me a sense of peace. We can conceptualize this as a point of bright light emitting abundant halos. The centre of the light is the focus we all aim to reach, and the halos represent us. The different rings represent different beliefs, religions, phases etc. in life all pointing towards the centre that binds us all as one.

We are all at different stages in this Journey of Life, each and every path taken neither right nor wrong. By understanding this and discovering what brings you closer to your centre, it may be possible to answer such burning questions for yourselves and for us all to live side by side in both peace and harmony. We must live in total equilibrium by trying to allow ourselves and those around us the chance to both Live and Let Live.

Realisation of An Inner World – A Vault Opening

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A new realisation had just occured by a simple change in direction. All it had taken was a small glimpse inwards and a huge ripple had just been created. Previously I had, had the realisation that one of my controlling demons “Fear” had just been banished. This had in turn revealed to me a new inner strength, a strength I had never been aware of in the past. It was like an uncharged battery had just been given a jolt of energy; but to me it was more like a full charge up. The feeling of this energy (shakti) did not last long and with time it slowly died down.

What I had come to the realisation of sometime after the initial surge was that this energy was powerful. It was pure but uncontrolled, energising yet demanding, infinite yet appearing finite. Before delving deeper into revealing more about myself I had to understand this energy better. It was all well trying to find ways to resurface this power; but without control it would without a doubt consume me. “Unless you have felt this pure energy for yourself and become aware of it, it is very difficult to explain”. Words and images cannot explain it, it is to say of the non-physical. Many questions of its true origins had started to spur on in my mind… Was it real? Where did it come from? Why had it been released? the more questions I asked the more confused I became.

After a while having pondered over these questions for sometime it dawned on me, like one of those “light bulb” moments. “Shakti” was a word I had heard many times in my childhood. It was never something I had taken much notice of at the time, but somewhere in my subconscious it had been permanently stored, stored for the day to come where I would need to recall it. That day was now, its as if I’d just tapped into a storage facility and brought forth an unconscious memory. Could this be possible could their actually be a storage place for everything that had already occurred in my life. There couldn’t be could there?

My natural inquisition was already leading me to discover more about energy; at the same time new doors of enquiry were also being opened. I had to be patient I had to deal with one element at a time, only then could I move on.

Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know

– Pema Chondron

Hidden World | Who Am I? Part 2

Hidden Inner World | Secret Mirrors

The practice of waiting has never really been an admirable quality of mine to say the least. Trying to discover what this Hidden World had to offer me, had been keeping my mind restless at the best of times. Days just seemed to be dragging on forever, while the nights were full of unexplainable energy surges and disturbed sleep. At points I would wake completely drenched through, yet fully alert and I’d panic thinking what was going on with me? Most at this point would have probably consulted a physician with the hope for answers, but not me. I knew deep down that what my body was going through at that point in time was not any physical ailment, it was as I realise it to be now an awakening. What was awakening? I was already awake wasn’t I?

Hidden World I thought, what could this all be about. Wasn’t the world I already saw with my own two eyes the only world? the only reality? or was their something else? A Hidden World… one that was only seen by a lucky few, the fortunate amongst us or was it a world that had just been hidden from me all along. That initial thirst which I had had sometime ago had just suddenly turned into a hunger. A total curiosity to know more had just become my new driver, I was now a man on a mission. That mission was to seek new knowledge, to fulfill as many answers to the questions I had spinning around in my head. Only and only then could I realistically start to piece together this puzzle I had been exposed to.

The mission had been set, set to discover this Hidden World. The drive and determination was geared and ready to go; suddenly it dawned on me how could a lost man discover a new world when the current one was no longer affirming to what he knew. “It is always easy to create ideas and dreams; but to execute and materialise them in reality is the difficult part”. I had to find a guide a guide that could help me begin this search, somebody or something that knew what was going on. Weeks and months went by with ideas and visions all creating storms in my head, “Who Am I” I’d think, if i am not this physical body I relate to then what? What is controlling me? What was all this new energy I was suddenly feeling? Was I becoming unwell? I had to begin I had to solve this mystery. Then one day on my way home from work feeling rather relaxed and calm it clicked. First a smile, then an energy surge, followed by an excitement like never before, one of those “Aha” moments. It transpired that I had been looking in all the wrong places in the wrong direction, I had been living my life the wrong way, Id been living outside-in. The outer world had been controlling me, controlling and creating my Inner Reality.

The “Hidden World” I had so longed to discover had just opened a door. Was I ready to take this step in “I thought”. What if I never came back, what if….. but I was ready, ready to take that step into my world, my hidden world.

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom‘ – Anais Nin

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Visualise And Manifest For An Amazing New Year

Visualise and Manifest as the new year approaches, you may be looking back at the success you encountered and/or your perception of defeats but remember one thing, which is “without imbalance there cannot be balance, and without balance there cannot be imbalance”. We must remember that all that was upon us was an outcome of our mind and creation of our thoughts. Everything is a process of the ability to Visualise and Manifest. After all, energy cannot be created nor destroyed, it is merely transformed from one state to another, this is a law in physics (the law of conservation of energy), and as once rightly implied, all thought is just energy, so to create thought (energy) just use your imagination.

The week between Christmas and New Year I find is the perfect time for you all to escape into your inner mind and try to Visualise and Manifest all your wants and desires. To visualise and manifest is such a simple concept, yet some still ponder how something so straightforward can possibly be true? As did I until I began to believe.

Think back to when you were a child, that mere cardboard box was the fastest car known to man, a rocket blasting through space, a dressing table, a desk… Everything you imagined in your head was real, and at times reality and vision merged into one. (Only when you stopped believing i.e stopped the visualise and manifest concept and created restrictions, did these dreams fade into the distance). The simplest way I found to start the process of manifestation was to create some peaceful alone time and bring back that inner child in me. I did this by dropping all of my boundaries and just thinking about my biggest dreams and wishes. I’d also start visualising the environment and the emotions thatwere created and justhow this made all my senses feel. This simple exercise left me feeling very positive and thus emitted affirmative vibrations into the universe.

As a beginner, I found it easier to manifest on simpler goals (as opposed to being a millionaire straight away for example) related to my personality and achievements. I did this by just being a more positive individual and broadening my knowledge by reading around my subject. Once I had gathered my thoughts I found writing them down in the present tense made me feel as though it was already mine, for example I am a positive and open individual, again emitting vibrations to the universe at the same frequency as I wished for them to bounce back. One important thing I found was once Id made mywish list to which I had spent time on manifesting, visualising and feeling, all that was left to do now was to believe, trust and then let it go.

Having the faith that in your minds eye to Visualise and Manifest, will at some point in time translate to the physical realm is key. Sending out feelings of disbelief and lack of faith will only slow down the process and counteract the frequencies, you already sent out to the universe. What I have found that works best is to trust and to forget in order to stop myself obsessively thinking about when my manifestations will transpire. Do not dwell on how this may happen; this is not for you to worry about, just believing that it will happen when the time is right. (‘Everything you need will come to you at the perfect time’– Unknown). Just get on with living in the present and enjoying the signs the universe unravels for you.

Finally, some factors to consider, manifestation and visualisation should be a selfish art. By selfish I mean you can only control your own reality, you cannot control the lives of others however, you may wish to control your attitude towards others. Remember, anything you can imagine is possible, there are no boundaries, only the limitations you create in your mind.

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