37. Awareness of Self – Sacral Chakra – Portal of Life – Consciousness
The self, releases from the dark womb of its mother to travel through the portal of life, emerging into the world of light. In that moment, when the first breath is drawn, the soul is ignited and the awareness of self begins. This immediate awareness of separation from the warm watery world of the womb informs the self to survive. Individuation of self develops within the first seven years of life. It is during this time that the child may remember its self as a soul, but the desire to thrive and feel loved often over shadows the desire of the soul.
As a child becomes aware of its self as human, they become less aware of their soul. The self begins to separate its self from its soul to claim its individual identity.
Message: You may have disconnected from your soul’s purpose for reasons that are hidden in your shadows. Look into your shadows and fears to see the insights your soul holds. Judgment of yourself or others will further separate you from yourself. Try to see that light and dark can exist in perfect harmony.
“This meeting with oneself is, at first, the meeting with one’s own shadow. The shadow is a tight passage, a narrow door, whose painful constriction no one is spared. But one must learn to know oneself in order to know who one is. For what comes after the door is a boundless expanse full of unprecedented uncertainty. It is the world of water, where I am indivisibly this and that; where I experience the other in myself and the other than myself experiences me.” – Carl Jung
The sacral chakra is located in the lower abdomen that is connected to the reproductive system. This is the sacred place of creation, pleasure, relaxation, fearlessness and peace. It represents our emotional world and the archetype of the jaguar as the peaceful warrior. In sacred geometry, this is the vesica piscis or portal of life. Its element is water and its belief system embodies the Taoist tradition of inner harmony between yin (female/earth) and yang (male/sky). Here one becomes aware of them self as a human. This chakra balances the sacred feminine with the sacred masculine to make peace within one’s self.
38. Unconscious Self – Solar Plexus – Seed of Life – Consciousness
The unconscious self-hides in the shadows of our internal sun, within the solar plexus chakra. The shadow is often referred to as a person’s dark side. These aspects of the unconscious self don’t want to be seen or identified. Just as a seed holds the potential of the flower so does the shadow hold the potential of the self. The shadows of the self often stem from the anima (feminine desire within men) or animus (masculine desire within women.) By shedding light on these shadows their hidden potential can be seen.
To awaken we must become conscious of what we are hiding. By loving the shadow self without judgment, past wounds can be healed and released and the self can become fully known.
Message: Your fear of looking at the shadows stories of your life no longer serve you. What you are hiding from is causing more harm than good. Make peace with your shadows by learning from them. You have the courage, confidence and compassion you need to see the insights they hold. Trust that you are now ready to release any fear or anxiety that you are not good enough or strong enough. This is a time of new beginnings and an opportunity to heal what you thought was impossible. These insights will move you forward with a renewed sense of clarity and purpose.
“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” – Carl Jung
The solar plexus chakra is located in the stomach area and is connected to the digestive system. This is a place of vitality, confidence, courage, integrity, joy and sweetness. It represents the world of the mythic and the archetype of the hummingbird. Hummingbirds and dragonflies remind us that nothing is impossible when we see our life as sacred fairytales that we get to rewrite. In sacred geometry, this is the seed of life that holds our hidden potential. Its element is fire and its belief is forged in the Hindu tradition of tending the eternal Agni fire. The light of the solar plexus casts shadows within the self. The greatest gifts can be found hiding behind our fear. This chakra goes into the darkness of the self to retrieve the wisdom born of fire. By making peace within the darkness one can more fully stand in their light.
39. Conscious Self – Heart Chakra – Flower of Life – Consciousness
The heart is the place of the conscious self. The heart generates an electromagnetic field that is 60 times greater than the brain. This subtle yet powerful energy field can be felt several feet away from a person’s body between individuals. The heart is a sensory organ that has the ability to learn, remember and make independent decisions. The conscious self is aware of this dynamic and engages the heart in an ongoing dialogue with the rest of the body. Shamans and seers, “see with their hearts instead of their eyes.” The conscious self sees the heart and soul as one.
To become fully conscious requires one to see the bigger picture of their life. We need to look at the wounded parts of ourself as well as the healed aspects of life. If we choose to only see our happy memories we limit our awareness of our full potential. Consciousness from the heart requires compassion and non-judgment in order to see the wisdom or insight that come from challenging experiences. By seeing our selves as whole is to be conscious of who we are, who we have been and who we are becoming.
Message: Become more conscious of yourself by connecting with your heart instead of your mind. See with your heart instead of your eyes. Trust the inner voice deep in your soul and connect to your true self. Embrace your life and all of its potential. Be fully aware of any opportunities for love that may be unfolding for you right now.
“To have an open heart is to be fully awakened and truly alive.” – Vito Santana
The heart chakra is located in the chest area and is connected to our cardiovascular system. This is the energetic world of our soul, where compassion and unconditional love reside within us. It represents the archetype of the eagle, reminding us to soar above the stories that hold us to see the bigger picture of our lives. In sacred geometry, it is the flower of life that reveals the essential nature of our being. Its element is love and its belief is founded in the teachings of Buddha. The heart chakra is the center point, the core of who we are. This chakra reminds us that to be fully conscious of the self we must love our self unconditionally. By loving our self unconditionally, we will know the truth of our soul.
40. Collective Unconscious – Throat Chakra – Fruit of Life – Consciousness
The collective unconscious is held within the shared stories, memories, instincts, and experiences common to all mankind. Carl Jung saw these patterns as archetypes that were manifested through dreams and behaviors. These collective shadows are influenced by ancestral experiences that shaped science, religion and morality. The throat chakra holds the stories of our collective unconscious. These stories were passed on through generations of storytellers. The throat holds the archetypal wounds of man and woman, etched in the shadow of the psyche.
By shedding light on the shadowy stories held within the collective unconscious we see them for what they are. From here we can begin to rewrite the stories and shed light for others to heal. The goal is to awaken the collective unconscious to become conscious of our choices and heal these old stories to create a better world.
Message: It is time for you to reclaim the wisdom that is within you. Look at the old stories of your life and see the wisdom hiding among the fears and gifts. This will help you speak your truth and share it with others from a place of peaceful power. Words spoken with love and wisdom are the most powerful gifts you can give to the world.
“The collective unconscious – so far as we can say anything about it at all – appears to consist of mythological motifs or primordial images, for which reason the myths of all nations are its real exponents. In fact, the whole of mythology could be taken as a sort of projection of the collective unconscious” – Carl Jung
The throat chakra is located in the throat and is connected to the vocal system. This is the place of communication, resonance and truth. It represents the lower world and the storied roots deep within the psyche of mankind. In sacred geometry, it is the fruit of life that reveals the story of time itself. Its element is air and its belief is based in Judaism where the roots of monotheism, the belief in one God, were born. The sound of wind in the trees became associated with the sound of God. These stories were passed on in the oral tradition of storytelling. They gave the story of one God a voice. The throat chakra carries these stories as archetypes held within the collective unconscious. The throat chakra reminds us to use our words and our silence wisely.
41. Collective Consciousness – Third Eye – Knowledge of Life – Consciousness
The collective consciousness is a set of shared beliefs, ideas and moral attitudes that operate as a unifying force within society. This occurs when the anima (feminine desire within men) and animus (masculine desire within women) comes into balance and harmony with each other. By awakening and healing the archetypal stories held in the collective unconscious mind we can move forward into collective consciousness. As the collective consciousness grows, the collective unconscious diminishes until we become unified, whole and healed.
To awaken the collective consciousness requires us to step out of fear and learn to trust in the lanquage of our heart. By opening our intuitive third eye we can begin to connect to others is ways we had not thought possible. In this state of unity consciousness each person and culture retains and respects the uniqueness of others. This is necessary for the continued evolution of the soul and for humans as a species. As we awaken together, we heal the wounds and stories of our ancestors throughout time for generations to come.
Message: Trust in your knowing and transform your knowledge into wisdom. You are now seeing what the great sages of the world have been teaching for thousands of years. Let compassion, love and nonjudgment reframe your awareness of your life and those around you. Take another look at something you had dismissed and see it from the perspective of the compassionate soul.
“All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.” – Leonardo DaVinci
The third eye chakra is located in the middle of the forehead connecting us to our sensory system. This is the place of intuition, inner knowing and conscious dreaming. It represents the middle world of the tree trunk standing fully present in the moment. In sacred geometry, it is Metatron’s Cube that reveals the elemental structure of nature as the building blocks of life. Its element is ether which represents the invisible energy of space. Its belief is based in the wisdom teachings of Jesus. The third eye chakra has the ability to awaken the collective unconscious to become conscious. By bringing the logical and intuitive self together we can see our world through the singular eye of the soul.
42. Awakened Self – Crown Chakra – Star of Life – Consciousness
The awakened self sees the one and all in everything. Carl Jung focused on integrating the opposite aspects of the conscious and unconscious mind to deepen the sense of self. He saw that the human psyche was by nature religious, seeking to understand the meaning of life and death. This led to the creation of stories and religions that separated the soul. He believed that to heal the soul it would require a journey within to meet the self and the divine at the same time. He saw the concept of archetypes as the shared experiences of being human.
It is through these archetypes that we can awaken the self.
The story of the Garden of Eden symbolizes the archetypal separation of the human psyche from the soul. Jung saw the tree as an archetype of the human psyche. He saw the mandala as the archetype of wholeness, where the self and the soul become one. When the self reaches this level of awareness, also called enlightenment, moksha, nirvana etc.… the ability to see through time and space becomes accessible with a single thought. Life becomes infinitely expansive as awareness radiates in all directions in every dimension. This might sound mind blowing but it is what many seekers seek, bliss. It is pure and uncluttered, there are no worries or pretenses you just are.
Message: See yourself as a soul having a human experience. Sense the infinite world within you. Whatever troubles you are experiencing are merely temporary. Look around and embody the miracles of your life. Feel gratitude as you rise above the mundane.
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” – Rumi
The crown chakra is located at the top of the head and is connected to our belief system. This is the place of spiritual connection beyond the self. It represents the upper world and the archetype of branches. In sacred geometry, it is the Merkaba or star tetrahedron reminding us that we come from the stars and will return to the stars. Its element is light and its belief is represented by our dreams or night visions. The crown chakra serves as a connection to source that sees beyond the self to the infinite soul.