14. Merkaba – Star of Life – Crown Chakra
Merkaba is Hebrew for chariot reminding us that we come from the stars. The Star of Life or Merkaba (mer=light, ka=spirit, and ba=body) joins the human earth body with the divine spirit in the form of a star. The downward pointing triangle represents our humaness. The upward pointing triangle represents our divinity. They merge at the midpoint within the heart/soul. The Merkaba encourages us to see the divine within our self. The Merkaba reminds us that we came from the stars and will return to the stars. God, Great Mystery or the Unmanifest; there are as many names for God as there are stars in the sky. The Merkaba legend is written in the Book of Ezekiel where the prophet Ezekiel experienced a series of seven visions of the seven heavens during a twenty-two year period. The Merkaba is also seen as the throne of Metatron, who holds the Book of Secrets for mans return to the Garden of Eden.
Message: The Merkaba reminds us that our soul comes from the stars and will return to the stars. It is time for you to honor your own star lineage. Go outside and see which stars or star systems pull you. Take some time to star gaze and learn of the stories held in the constellations that intrigue you. Enjoy remembering where you came from and relax in knowing that the unknown becomes known when the time is ready.
“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” – Carl Sagan