Last Saturday we were exploring our Crown center. This is seventh chakra, color indigo, Bija mantra OM.
This space it's gateway to enlightenment-place where it's no longer possible to experience yourself as separate from anyone and anything.
When practicing and working on this center, ask yourself this question and write any answers that come up, in your journal:
What/who represents that which is beyond my egoic self? How do I realize my highest Self?
The crown chakra is the center for trust, devotion, inspiration, happiness, and positivity. It's also the center for deeper connection with ourselves and deeper connection with a force of life that is greater than ourselves.
Practice it is meant to integrate right and left, masculine and feminine and our entire being from head to toe. This means fully accepting every part of us, including darkness and our shadows. If you ever tried to paint or draw, you know that it's impossible to do it without shadows. There is part of us that we have abandoned, because we perceived it as a “bad things” -(e.g. anger, rage, jealousy..) We all posses these characteristic/emotions inside of us, and until we are ready to really look at them, they will keep hunting us until we face them and acknowledge them. There is no bad and good emotions. All emotions are part of human nature, but we label them as good or bad and then only allowing "good" once to be seen. Of course we should not be hurtful when we expressing it, but simply we give ourselfs permission to knowledge them for what they are. To be transparent when you with your self and your loved ones and not keep things hidden inside, takes courage.
Let us use this integration to experience a vast connection between our innermost self and all things. Let's shine light on ourselves in order to see ourselves clearly. Let us not abandon any part of ourselves and make friends with all the aspects of ourselves, even the "ugly" things we don't want to admit that we possess.
Alternate nostril breathing is good way to start the practice, follow by any pose that brings your crow towards the sky and/or ground. Mountain pose, Shoulder stand, head stand, downward facing dog, dolphin, rabbit.
I invite you comment here, connect with one another, share your experiences, ask question or/and give or ask for support. We all in this together.