radha ~ dhara (chakras)

 

 

as a nea feminine feminist, i’m changing the dynamics of scriptures~ religion~spirituality~myths~& fairy-tales. where women write, paint, express, & offer sacred yet new wisdom in this still yet, very patriarchal era. I think its important, that even though men and women are unequal (different) as they should be, play different roles in society, I believe more equality of treatment, respect, equal rights is so very important. god/goddess tetrad of the heart chakra, instead of male dominant ego.

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Darbi Dunbar http://24.media.tumblr.com/…/tumblr_mfnuigOGDT1qjr6cbo1…radha~krishna in mythos represented the age of  aquarius  (aether)  the mixing pot  of ethos, mythos, ethnics, religion  (democray)  the great gathering & infusing

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Darbi Dunbar https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/…/6d94f4ad95d7c397…sita~ rama in mythos represented the seat of the sea goat, the ram, the sheep, the goat (age of capricorn)  earth (rock) mountain (aryans, siberians  sumarians, assyrians,  old iberia iranians, (old ireland)  armenians, romanians, sardinians ) egyptians, new iberians  (spaniards, basques french)     new iran (ireland) scotland, britland    (paganism)

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You must have heard the name of Radha. Mythologically she is known to be the most beloved woman of Krishna. He had many lovers; Radha was the suprememost. But historically there has never been any woman by the name of Radha, and in the ancient scriptures her name is not mentioned at all. It is an invention of later mystics, later sages, and it has tremendous significance; it will be good to understand it.
In Sanskrit there is a word, DHARA, which means the river moving from the source towards the ocean. If you reverse the word DHARA it becomes RADHA. Radha means the river moving towards the origin, not towards the ocean; radha is a metaphor. And one can be a beloved of God only if one turns the whole process of life – from being a DHARA one becomes a RADHA, not moving towards the goal but going deeper and deeper down towards the source.
And the source is within you! The goal is without, the source, within. The source is your very being.
But mind is aggressive – it wants to explore, it wants to go on adventures, it wants to know that which is not known, it wants to demystify existence. It wants to conquer, it is on a journey of conquest. Mind is masculine, basically masculine, and through the mind there is no way towards God.
One has to become feminine. One has to become receptive rather than being aggressive. One has to learn the art of relaxation rather than learning the strategies of how to conquer the world and the reality. Truth is not going to be a conquest, it is going to be a total surrender. One has to become a host, one has to open up, one has to be just a receptivity so the wind can come in, the rain can come in, the sun can come in. And just hidden behind the sun and the rain and the wind one day comes the Guest. And the Guest does not come from the outside, it arises within you. God is the Guest. But you have to be a host first, you have to learn the art of being a host. You have to become a welcome, you have to become a prayer, you have to become an invitation, and you have to become a waiting, an infinite waiting. If it takes ages for Him to come you have to wait, of course with tears in your eyes but with tremendous trust in the heart.
OSHO
The Guest

The Chakras System,
Our Seven Life-Force Energy Centers
Chakra” is a Sanskrit word literally meaning “wheel.”  These centers were named as such because of the circular shape to the spinning energy centers which exist in our subtle etheric body, the non-material energetic counterpart to our physical body.  There are seven main chakras and they are located along the spine extending out the front and back of the body.  Each chakra has a number of specific qualities that correspond to the refinement of energy from the base-level material-self identity, located at the first chakras, up to the higher vibration spirit-level awareness of being at our crown.  These energetic centers represent our highest level of integration split, prism like, into a spectrum of colors. Our opportunity in studying them is to learn how to master each chakra’s essence and unite them all into a unified field of brilliance.  As such, we re-unite our disparate parts into a radian light of full self-awareness.

The chakras are formed at the junction of three connected energy shafts that ascend the spine, one on each side of the central channel, the Shushumna. The two lesser channels of energy — the Pingala on the right and Ida on the left — run parallel to the spinal cord. Chakras both take up and collect prana (life force energy) and transform and pass on energy. Our material bodies could not exist without them for they serve as gateways for the flow of energy and life into our physical bodies.

Each chakra is associated with a certain part of the body and a certain organ which it provides with the energy it needs to function. Additionally, just as every organ in the human body has its equivalent on the mental and spiritual level, so too every chakra corresponds to a specific aspect of human behavior and development. Our circular spirals of energy differ in size and activity from person to person. They vibrate at different levels relative to the awareness of the individual and their ability to integrate the characteristics of each into their life.  The lower chakras are associated with fundamental emotions and needs, for the energy here vibrates at a lower frequency and is therefore denser in nature. The finer energies of the upper chakras corresponds to our higher mental and spiritual aspirations and faculties.

The openness and flow of energy through our chakras determines our state of health and balance. Knowledge of our more subtle energy system empowers us to maintain balance and harmony on the physical, mental and spiritual level. All meditation and yoga systems seek to balance out the energy of the chakras by purifying the lower energies and guiding them upwards.  Through the use of grounding, creating “internal space,” and living consciously with an awareness of how we acquire and spend our energy we become capable of balancing our life force with our mental, physical and spiritual selves.

In order for us to become fully self-realized and in harmony with our physical and spiritual nature our denser lower energies need to be harmonized with the lighter energies of the upper centers. This is to say our survival and base tendencies have to be raised to incorporate a heart-felt spiritual focus expressed in all areas of our being. Indeed, each of the upper-level energies corresponds and refines a lower level counterpart: 7th with 1st, 6th with 2nd, 5th with 3rd.  In the center of our being is full integration into the heart.

Each center has an integral function in creating our energetic balance. It is through the study of our energetic and physical being that we can create health, emotional stability and spiritual bliss. The following chart maps out the primary qualities of each chakra, its corresponding location in the body, color, physical and emotional realms of influence, and its greater significance.

 

from second to fourth to sixth to eighth chakra = viyapini (diamond heart of pure love) 28 = 10 (divine creation) sacral chakra
from eighth to sixth to fourth to second 28= 10(divine creation) viyapini (diaond heart of pure love) 2+4+6+8 = 20= 2 sacral chakra duality
8+6+4+2= 20= 2 sacral chakra duality.
undualating meridians in balance . 10 = tree of life in balance tri doshic with universal energy. matter void matter. ~!~ the brain is a womb of the universe, the womb is a brain of the earth. simultaneously connected as one. the heart is the balance of the two, ever balancing the meridians. like a cosmic & earth tree in unison in one.

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Crown Chakra
Sahasrara

 Top of the head
Violet

Symbol is the thousand-petaled lotus

Spirit
Shiva/ Consciousness 
Unification of colors
Intelligence / Bliss of
Divine Wisdom 
Pineal gland
Upper brain and right eye
Gem = Pearl   Planet = Pluto
Spiral pair = root chakra 7/1
Excessive: cult leader, ego maniac
Deficient: no spiritual inspiration/aspiration
This chakra represents the highest level of consciousness and enlightenment.  It is the connective center to spirit. This center integrates all the chakras with their respective qualities. Mastering the lower vibrational aspects of our being we reside in the full awareness that we are spiritual beings living a human existence
6 Third Eye Chakra
AjnaForeheadIndigoSeed mantra = AumSymbol is a descending triangle within a circle
Light
Knowingness / Intuition / Perception
Self Mastery, wisdom, imagination
Pituitary gland, spine, lower brain,
left eye, nose and the ears
Gem = Diamond   Planet = Sun
Sense = Sixth sense, higher mind
Spiral pair = sacral chakra 6/2
Excessive: overly intellectual; overly analytical
Deficient: unclear thought; deluded
The seat of intuition and direct spiritual vision; it is here that we visualize things through our “third eye” of  intuitive knowledge.  The opening of the third-eye corresponds with spiritual awakening. It is the chakra of forgiveness and compassion.
5 Throat Chakra
VishuddhaThroatLight BlueSeed mantra = Hum
Symbol is a circle within a descending triangle
Ether
Communication / Creativity
Sound / Intuition / Synthesis
Self expression / Desire to speak and hear the truth
Thyroid gland, throat, upper lungs,
arms, digestive track
Gem = Sapphire   Planet = Saturn
Sense = Hearing
Spiral pair = solar chakra 5/3
Excessive: willful, controlling, judgmental, hurtful speech
Deficient: lacking faith, unable to creatively express, silent child
The center for communication, self-expression and creativity. This is where the inner voice of one’s truth is expressed.  It is the chakra of diplomacy, of pure relationships with others, and of playful detachment. Speaking with a knowledge of our interconnectivity through Spirit reflects mastery of this energy.
4 Heart Chakra
Anahata
“Un-struck”Center of chestGreen / PinkSeed mantra = YumSymbol is intertwined descending and ascending triangles
Air
Compassion / Love / open-hearted
desire for self-acceptance
balance emotions, harmony,
place of integration
Thymus, heart, liver, lungs,
blood circulation
Gem = Ruby    Planet = Venus
Sense = touch
Spiral pair = the center 4/4
Excessive: inappropriateemotional expression; poor emotional boundaries
Deficient:  ruthless, no heart,
can’t feel emotions
The center of real, unconditional affection, spiritual growth, compassion, devotion and love. It is the bridge connecting the lower and higher energies of our being and is the place where resides our Spirit, our true Self, free and independent.
3 Solar Plexus Chakra
Manipura
“Illustrious gem”Slightly above the  naval
YellowSeed mantra = RamSymbol is a descending triangle
Fire
Will / Power / Joy / Motivation
self-esteem transformation, identification / mastery
will over your own light
power in relationship with others
vitality, energy
standing steady in your own self
desire to express individuality
Pancreas, stomach, liver, gall-bladder
Gem = Emerald   Planet = Jupiter
Sense = sight
Spiral pair = throat chakra 3/5
Excessive: egotistical, self-absorbed; ambitious self-driven warrior, desire to take control
Deficient: poor self-worth; sensitive servant; feels disliked; martyr; needing to “do” all the time
Located at the center of the body it is the place where physical energy is distributed. It is the center for unrefined emotions and personal power.  It is the center that give us the sense of complete satisfaction and contentment.  Our creativity is fueled by our power of will.
2 Sacral Chakra
SwadhishtanaSlightly below navalOrangeSeed mantra = VamSymbol =  up-turned crescent
Water
Relationships / Sexuality / Empathy
Pleasure / Well-being
connection, delight
emotions, feeling, polarity, change
Gonads and reproductive organs, legs
Gem = Amethyst
Planet = Mercury
Sense = taste
Spiral pair = third eye  2/6
Excessive: manipulative,
controlling, lustful, addictive
Deficient: co-dependent, martyr, submissive, doesn’t feel anything,
shut down
This energy is the center for creating relationships of  all kinds.  It is where we develop an inward sense of self and an outward awareness of others, ego, sexuality, and family and defined as we work with this energy.  The feelings of other people are directly perceived through mastery of  this chakra’s energy.
1 Root Chakra
MuladharaBase of SpineRedSeed mantra = LamSymbol = Square
Earth
Shakti / Manifestation
Survival / Grounding / Stability
gravitation drawing into a point
trust, survival, self preservation
root support, desire to be
in the physical world
Sense = smell
Suprarenal glands, prostate
Kidneys, bladder, spine
Gem = Coral
Planet = Mars
Spiral pair = crown chakra  1/7
Excessive: overly possessive;
fearful parent
Deficient:  homeless; ungrounded; victim
The seat of physical vitality and the fundamental urge to survive. It regulates those mechanism which keep the physical body alive.  It is the chakra whose main aspect is innocence.
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