Seven Perceptual States

Looking at your chakras from seven perceptual states helps the psyche to see the self and the soul as one.  By seeing ourself as a soul within a human body we realize we are human and divine.  This is symbolic of reuniting the Tree of Life (soul) and the Tree of Knowledge (self) within us.

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“Come out of the circle of time
.  And into the circle of love.”  – Rumi 

2 thoughts on “Seven Perceptual States

  1. The belief systems are not intended to be seen as a hierarchy, the goal is to see that we are one, not separate. As I worked with this concept as a perceptual state I saw how the beliefs formed as a natural progression of chronological events. Indigenous being the original belief system and Islam being the most recent. The goal is not to get hung up on one being better than another, it is to see that we transcend belief yet are aware of each belief. Also, as I researched the basic principles of each belief it was fascinating how they aligned with the chakras. The crown chakra is often accessed during dreamtime and that is how Muhammad received his “visions.” Below is a brief explanation of how the basic principle of each belief aligns with the chakra even though the primary alignment is based on chronology.

    What I wish to see is that we could honor all beliefs yet not give power to any. When they divide us we become separate from ourselves and each other. The reality is that Christianity and Islam are the #1 and #2 religions of the world, and that both are based in Abraham who is also the father of Judaism. They are completely interconnected yet they are in opposition to each other, or at least that is what the media and fundamentalists would like us to believe. The confusion, separation and fear that we hold in the upper three chakras is being caused by the political and fundamental movements of a minority of people who are literally doing a number on our heads/minds/ego. My goal is to get out of our heads and into our hearts, to ground ourselves and see that we are not defined by religious beliefs but by being human. If we can come back to our hearts and live from that place the beliefs in the upper three chakras inform us but do not control us. When we see ourselves as one we can see everyone as one. That is how we can begin to heal the separation and fear.

    I hope that helps explain why I created this. I appreciate your question as it is important to understand. Thank You.

    Root Chakra – Our Roots – Indigenous Belief “original belief” was practiced by various cultures throughout the world beginning around 35,000 BCE. These original beliefs were based in man’s observation of nature, the setting and rising sun, stars, planets, directions, etc…

    Sacral Chakra – Our Duality creates Our Oneness – Taoism originated in the far East with the WU Shamans around 5000 BCE as they began to develop a circular cosmology based on the harmony of opposing forces (Yin/Yang) in nature. This led to the creation of the Bagua, Feng Shui and the I Ching.

    Solar Plexus Chakra – Our Internal Fire – Hinduism was officially formed with the creation of the Vedic Texts before 1250 BCE. Agni, the God of fire was the first God mentioned in the Rig Veda. Agni is associated with fire, blessings, divine knowledge etc.. Agni is the carrier of souls between lifetimes.

    Heart Chakra – Love is a Choice made in Our Heart – Buddhism is an off shoot of Hinduism as the Buddha was born a Hindu. He renounced his faith to search for the meaning of suffering and to find peace within one’s heart. Buddha lived in India between 623 – 542 BCE and taught until he was 81 years old.

    Throat Chakra – Our Stories – Judaism represents the roots of the monotheistic tradition (the belief in one God – includes Judaism, Christianity and Islam) All three faiths have roots to Abraham of Sumeria. The Epic of Gilgamesh, which was etched in stone in Sumeria holds many of the same stories or themes found in Genesis. Judaism is based in the oral tradition of storytelling until the Persians asked the Hebrew people to write a book of “laws” around 500 BCE, after which the five books of the Torah were written.

    Third Eye Chakra – Our Inner Knowing – Christianity is an offshoot of Judaism because Jesus of Nazareth was born to a Jewish mother. After he was crucified around 30 ACE, for teaching that the kingdom of God was within, his followers continued to spread his teachings. Eventually the Roman Empire adopted Christianity around 325 ACE and forced conversion on the people it conquered. Knowledge became forbidden for 1000 years under Roman rule as knowledge became hidden within us. Our intuitive third eye is now beginning to open again.

    Crown Chakra – Our Dreams – Islam is founded on the life and teachings of Muhammad (570-632 ACE) He was visited in his dreams by the Archangel Gabriel and given visions during his dreams. One was of a journey to a heavenly Lote tree in Jerusalem where he traveled through the seven heavens to meet with Adam, Enoch/Idris, Noah, Abraham, Moses and Jesus to receive their teachings. When he entered the seventh heaven he saw a canopy of multi-colored leaves and heard the voice of God who told him that these leaves represented all the people. (The Q’ran mentions this journey and the Hadith’s provide varying interpretations) The Cosmos and seven heavens are referenced regularly in various Islamic texts.

    “The mystic discovers symbols. . .symbols are windows through which we can view the essential nature of our being.” – Ngakpa Chogyam

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