Chakra to the contemplative literally means disk. These disks are the evolutionary software that run our biocomputers and they autonomously regulate the energy needed for the tasks at hand, which is living a balanced and meaningful life. We use self regulation, meditation and MindYoga practices because Chakras are rooted in the physical body. So we breathe, relax and center ourselves to release the blockages to the flow of these energies. We move from the Insurgent created blocks of personality to a more aware consciousness. We heal the imbalances with Contemplative Intelligence or CQ, imbalances that come naturally and imminently to beings who are comprised of mind, body and soul. Our Ego-Insurgents would be called Chakra demons a few thousand years ago. Chakra’s and Contemplation are the body mind matrix, that show us that something else, besides just survival, is going on here.
Contemplative Intelligence has shown us how we need to escape and then transcend the limbic survival root and then get to the consciousness crown where we can see, know and even un-know. This rainbow bridge moves us from the practical to the luminescent. From earth to heaven and from the survival basics of sex, power and security at the bottom to the middle where energy, emotions and desire arise. The middle in turn takes us to the top where intuition, consciousness and enlightenment abound. There it is again, a biracial unfolding of contemplative intelligence. We move from contemplating instinct, to compassion and then to enlightenment. This is the Journey, the centering practice, leading to Contemplative Intelligence. As intellects we light up from a fiery red, flow through greens and blue hues of empathic understanding until we can rest, saturated in indigos and violet saturation of the contemplative crown Chakra.
Every moment and every event of every man’s life on earth plants something in his soul.Thomas Merton
The body, mind and soul balance is a contemplative art form that in turn, contemplative intelligence teaches. At some stage of our lives, dark night invades us, like a thief that comes in the night. We become reflexatory, habitual, stagnant creatures and inevitably become anxious and depressed or lost. This fall precedes the awakening that follows. The chakras act like little maps, guiding us onwards and out of our slumber. We then find ourselves on a pathway, on the railway line, staring into the headlight of an oncoming train we can only continue our journey through what the mid-chakras have taught us spiritually, and rom within; compassion, sympathy and empathy. The balance of the creature we were and the one we are becoming is a sacred relationship, hieros gamos, that we must commit to, before these two polar opposites can transport us to pure consciousness. Now that we can see the map of the body and the path the mind must take, let us explore how the spiritual wheels really turn for contemplatives.
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