Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. Invites the reader to explore multidimensional healing processes to bring the chakras into balance. User-friendly, allowing the reader to view pertinent chapters through the use of subtitles and reference charts. To acknowledge that we have fear, for example, enables us to face that fear and understand its origins, eventually making us more confident.
To acknowledge grief enables healing, and allows the heart to lighten. What follows is a brief description of each to give you an overall idea of their range see Figure 0. The demon of chakra one is fear. Fear arises when something threatens our survival.
It prevents us from feeling secure, focused, and calm. It creates hypervigilance, which forces energy into the upper chakras. The demon of chakra two is guilt.
Guilt undermines the natural flow of emotional and sexual energy through the body, and inhibits us from reaching out, diminishing emotional and sexual connections with others. Chakra three has shame as its demon. Shame undermines self-esteem, personal power, spontaneous activity, and joy. Shame collapses the third chakra and turns its radiating energy inward against the self.
Grief is the demon of the heart chakra. Grief results from hurts to the heart. Lies are the demonic antithesis to the communication of truth in the fifth chakra. Lies twist our relationship to the outside world through distorted information. Illusion is the demon of chakra six. Illusion fixates the attention and keeps us from seeing accurately. And finally, attachment is the demon of the seventh chakra. Attachment is the small focus of attention that obscures realization and unity with cosmic consciousness.
They have their exits and their entrances. And one man in his time plays many parts; his acts being seven ages. Although we function through all of our chakras most of the time, there are specific developmental stages in which the various chakra skills are learned and incorporated into the personality.
Typically, the chakras evolve sequentially, from bottom to top, along with our chronological age see Figure 0. It is sometimes necessary for the next chakra phase to begin in order for the one below it to complete. There is also, of course, variation from person to person, a discrepancy which gets broader in the upper chakras. The first complete round of chakra development takes roughly twenty years, with the whole cycle starting over again on a more complex level when the child leaves home and begins his or her adult life.
Descriptions of the stages listed below are necessarily brief, with more detail given in subsequent chapters—this is meant to outline the unfolding developmental process. These stages can be compared with other developmental models, as shown in Figure 0. CHAKRA ONE Mid-pregnancy to 12 months after birth, peaking at 4 to 5 months If there is anything we wish to change in the child, we should first examine and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
In this stage body growth is most rapid, and is therefore the main focus of the life force. These tasks are incredibly demanding and occupy the bulk of consciousness throughout the first year.
Consciousness in the infant is focused internally, with little awareness of the outside world. The baby lives in a fused symbiosis with the mother, not yet realizing a separate sense of self.
Until the child moves under his own steam, even minimal independence is impossible. Discovery and mastery of motor functions is the first step toward this independence. Awareness in this stage focuses mainly on survival and physical comfort. When these needs are properly met, it anchors the spirit into the physical body, and the child feels welcomed into the world. Erik Erikson, in his eight stages of psychosocial development, defines the struggle of this age as one of trust vs.
Successful progress through this stage gives us a sense of hope and affirms our right to be here and our right to have. This stage builds the foundation of security and groundedness that enables self-preservation and forms the physical identity. CHAKRA TWO 6 months to 2 years, peaking at 12 to 18 months The second chakra, which is typified by duality, sensation, feeling, and mobility, comes into conscious attention at about six months when visual acuity allows the child to focus on outside objects and gain a wider visual perspective.
A noticeable state of alertness occurs when the child sits up and for the first time becomes aware of things out of immediate range. Called hatching by Margaret Mahler, the infant is just beginning to discover that she is a separate self, hatching from the egglike symbiosis of chakra one.
As she is still very dependent upon the mother, this discovery is simultaneously frightening and exciting, and therefore fraught with ambivalence as she plunges into a world of diversity and choices. As the child explores, she experiences her first distinctions as binary choices—good and bad, pleasure and pain, closeness and distance, self and other.
In this stage, these distinctions are felt, rather than understood. At this point, the child is all need, sensation, and desire. Needs want to be satisfied. Sensation gives way to desire. Needs and desires mark the motivation for locomotion—seeing something and moving toward it, merging with it, and incorporating it most often through the mouth.
As language is not yet developed, the prime means of communication is through emotion, which hopefully is responded to in a caring and meaningful way. This stage focuses on the formation of an emotional identity which is mainly interested in self gratification. What was only powerless wishing in the second chakra now becomes an act of will, with some small hope of success.
The development of language allows the child to conceive of time in terms of cause and effect. This realization makes it possible to begin controlling impulses and delaying gratification. Here the unconscious, instinctual states of the lower two chakras start to come under conscious control, signaling the emergence of the conscious self and the awakening of the ego.
The strength of our ego boundaries is the result of each properly resolved developmental crisis. He is aware of himself as a separate entity, and is now focused on power dynamics through exploration and development of his personal will.
The important achievement here is a sense of autonomy and will, balanced harmoniously with the will of others. Erikson refers to this stage as autonomy vs. Healthy resolution brings about power and will.
This is the formation of a personal ego identity, mainly focused on self-definition. This does not mean that the heart has not already been open, as any parent of a toddler will attest. In earlier phases, the heart is open but not intelligent, being unconscious of its loving. As chakra four awakens, loving becomes more conscious, meaning that behaviors are consciously adapted to gain or express love.
The autonomy developed in chakra three forms a foundation for relationships with others. The child now internalizes these family relationships and begins to have playmates her own age. The world of the family is the social foundation for entering the larger world of school or day care. Conceptual thinking makes it possible to perceive the world as a complex set of relationships, and learning these relationships is the dominant task at hand. This stage heralds the formation of our relationship programs and our social identity.
The successful formation of a healthy social identity rests on self-acceptance, which simultaneously allows for the acceptance of others. Erikson called this stage initiative vs. Once the social identity is developed and one understands basic relationships between Self and world, a period of personal creativity unfolds. If preceding stages have gone well, then the child has a solid sense of self, and is filled up energetically and emotionally.
The ability to make this offer and be appreciated for it is essential for maintaining ego strength. Erikson called this stage industry vs. This is a period of expansion, experimentation, and creativity. It is also important to model healthy forms of communication.
This is the formation of a creative identity, with the important property of self- expression. For adolescents, it marks a period of reexamining their social identity—this time making it a more conscious choice, whereas the fourth chakra social identity is largely created in unconscious reaction to family dynamics.
There may be a dawning interest in spiritual matters, mythology, or symbolism, whether through music, lyrics, popular movie icons, or the latest fashion at school.
When allowed to mature, this leads to the formation of archetypal identity, whose interest is self-reflection. Erikson named the conflict of adolescence as identity vs.
Each new piece of information is filtered through the developing worldview a constantly changing structure , forming the basis of all future behavior. The seventh chakra is largely concerned with the search for meaning—asking questions about the nature of life, the universe, and the Self within.
This leads to the formation of a universal identity, which is found at the core of the awakened Self through self-knowledge. Having an awareness chakra seven of the body chakra one allows us to differentiate from the body, and in so doing, to be able to operate on it and hence operate on the physical world.
The dawning of images chakra six allows us to perceive a world outside of ourselves, and gives rise to a sense of otherness and the desire to move and explore chakra two.
Language interaction gives us concepts to go with our movements, feelings, or actions, and thus the conceptual world of relationships, characteristic of chakra four, is born. Difficulties occurring during any of these crucial stages can affect the chakra that is developing at that time, as well as the chakras that follow. Adult development, by contrast, is largely conscious—we have to want to develop, or it may not happen at all.
They may never have spiritual cravings and may never discover the potential of their higher selves. As the process of awakening is often fraught with challenge and difficulty, who is to say whether they are better or worse off? But for those who are unsatisfied with the script given them, who long for something greater, here is a description of the second round of personal evolution through the chakras. JUNG Once the child leaves home and begins to live independently early adulthood , the chakra stages begin again.
The second round is not as clearly defined, as there is much more potential for variation in the developmental order. Some people have children before they develop a job skill, others go to school for years and years. Some begin with spirituality and have a family later, or never have a family at all. Some spend a short time establishing an economic base, a relationship, or a mode of creative expression, while others spend their whole life at any one these tasks.
What follows is a general guideline—and could perhaps be seen as optimal rather than actual. For this reason, ages are not listed. The time spent on this stage clearly varies from person to person—for some it is a lifelong struggle. Successful completion marks basic independence and self-sufficiency. Satisfaction of emotional needs is the underlying drive, usually projected on the partner. Emotional frustration may awaken unconscious patterns from the shadow, which may sabotage early relationships, often with misunderstandings, blaming, and emotional turmoil.
This is even more acute when the adult senses of personal will and responsibility have not yet awakened. CHAKRA THREE: In adults, the individuation process liberates us from having to conform to the expectations of parents, friends, or culture, and allows us to become a true individual operating under our own power and will.
Here we move from dependency, powerlessness, and obedience to the creation of our own path and future. It is often triggered by meaningless jobs, or the enslavement of relationships in which we are defined by the needs and expectations of the other person. Here begins the task of making our own way in the world—developing a personal career, building skills to meet challenges, and controlling our destiny. This may be a time of political involvement, of seeking affinity with others who are fighting their own powerlessness, whether through political affinity groups, recovery groups, or spiritual groups.
The misaligned third chakra seeks power over others; the awakened third chakra seeks power with others. Sometimes the loss of a previous relationship causes us to examine the nature of all our relationships, including our family of origin. If there are children, there is an emphasis on family dynamics. Relationships with colleagues, coworkers, friends, and community add to the complexity of this midlife stage.
We may also examine ourselves in terms of our relationship to the world around us. What role have we been playing? What role do we want to play? What do we seek from relationships? What parts of ourselves have been repressed and need to be reclaimed? Jung marked the fourth chakra as the midlife beginning of individuation, focused initially on the balance between inner masculine and feminine, or animus and anima.
This is the stage where one makes their personal contribution to the community. This creative expression helps coalesce issues experienced in the previous stages. With most people it occurs around midlife. With more creative personalities, it happens much sooner and may precede or dominate other activities.
It may also be a period of marking our contribution through public service. There may be a period of searching in the form of travel or renewed study of inner paths. For those who begin in introversion, it may be time to communicate what has been learned to the outside world. This is also a time of spiritual interest and development, if such has not already occurred. Such searching intensifies when children are grown and the adult has more time and freedom for contemplation and spiritual practice.
Now we bring together information gathered throughout life, and pass it on to others. For some this means leaving the mundane world for a spiritual pursuit, while for others it is a time of teaching and sharing, a time to develop mastery. Again, it must be stressed that these developmental stages, especially the second cycle, are not the same for everyone, nor are they experienced in the same order. Adult development is often arrested by unresolved childhood conflicts. If you find that you have not gotten very far on some of these levels, then this book is for you.
It will help you find where you might have gotten stuck and explain how to proceed on the path of liberation toward wholeness. In the following chapters, the preceding principles are applied to each chakra in detail.
What chakra is that? Linking specific symptoms to specific chakras is not enough. For instance, a timid person deficient third chakra , may be suffering from poor grounding deficient first chakra , tumultuous feeling states excessive second chakra , or any number of other possibilities. What is important is to first understand the complete system and then to examine each person as a whole, using reason, intelligence, competence, and compassion.
Only then will the assessment be complete. The earth supports me and meets my needs. I love my body and trust its wisdom. I am immersed in abundance. She walked stiffly and nervously, her eyes darting about frantically, hypervigilant for her own safety. She spoke rapidly as if with great fear, and the urgency of her words revealed a deep suffering that in forty-six years had never been relieved.
Her body was constricted, thin, and wiry, and her history revealed a number of self- destructive tendencies, including anorexic starvation in an attempt to annihilate her body and live entirely in her mind.
She was now developing numbness in her extremities. Her hands, cut off from the waters of her soul, flitted nervously of their own accord, like fish on a line.
She could not tell if she was hungry or sleepy, warm or cold. Disconnected from her body, it is no surprise that she also felt disconnected from life itself. This woman was clearly an individual, yet her suffering had common roots with many clients I have seen over the years. She had tried other therapists who stayed entirely in the realm of conversation, and none could touch the severe separation of mind and body from which she suffered. Her plight is the plight of many, in varying degrees of severity.
Separated from the experience of our bodies, we are separated from our aliveness, from the experience of the natural world, and from our most basic inner truth. This division creates a dissociative state.
Disconnected from our body, our actions become compulsive—no longer ruled by consciousness or rooted in feelings, but fueled by an unconscious urge to bridge the gap between mind and body at whatever cost.
To lose our connection with the body is to become spiritually homeless. Without an anchor we float aimlessly, battered by the winds and waves of life. Disconnection from the body is a cultural epidemic. Of all the losses rupturing the human soul today, this alienation may be the most alarming because it separates us from the very roots of existence. With jobs that are degrading, routines that are automatic, and environments that annihilate our senses, we lose the joy that arises from the dynamic connection with the only living presence we are guaranteed to have for the whole of our lives: our body.
Mind severed from body, culture from planet—to lose our ground is to lose our home. Dissociation produces dangerously disconnected actions. Women annihilate or silicone their curves to meet the cultural norm of model figures plastered on billboards and magazines. Men pound their flesh into submission to build a sense of power, often numbing their sensations and feeling. Many people fall into addictions, numbing their aliveness with food, drugs, or compulsive activities.
Children are beaten, molested, and marshaled into obedience, driven from their own young bodies before they even learn to understand them, driven by disembodied adults who know not what they annihilate.
We are taught to control the body by way of the mind, which is considered far superior. But the body has an intelligence whose mysteries the mind has yet to fathom. Without the body as a unifying figure of existence, we become fragmented.
We repress our aliveness and become machinelike, easily manipulated. We lose our testing ground for truth. Devaluation of the body is further perpetrated by many religious attitudes. Some religions describe the body as the root of all evil, while others tell us that it is merely an illusion or, at best, simply insignificant. Medical practices treat the body mechanically, as a set of disconnected parts divorced from the spirit that dwells within. Standard training for psychotherapists completely ignores the role of the body in mental health.
Conspicuous in their absence are requirements in anatomy, nutrition, allergies, movement, yoga, neuromuscular alignment, bioenergetic character structures, or even simple massage. The use of therapeutic touch or physical contact in any form is often strictly forbidden, so great is the fear of sexual contamination. Is it any wonder that we equally ignore our physical surroundings, damaging the body of the Earth in order to perpetuate our dissociated survival? Perhaps the increasing problem of homelessness is a metaphor for our own cultural homelessness, for the body is indeed the home for the spirit.
Our health care crisis extends far beyond the issue of insurance coverage—it is a crisis of connection with the biological reality of our existence. Degradation of our physical reality is a cultural epidemic for which there is no simple cure, no pill to take, no miraculous healing.
Nor can we necessarily ease the pain that comes when the numbness wears off and we awaken to the constriction and abuse we have previously accepted. Only by recovering the body can we begin to heal the world itself, for as mind is to body, so culture is to planet. Healing the split between mind and body is a necessary step in the healing of us all. It heals our home, our foundation, and the base upon which all else is built.
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