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The Sky Chakras
In the sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth chakras development becomes transpersonal. We explore increasingly subtle domains.
Stepping beyond death was the attribute of the sixth chakra; mastery of time was the attribute of the seventh; invisibility the attribute of the eighth; and the ability to keep a secret was the attribute of the ninth.
THE SIXTH CHAKRA
The sixth chakra, or third eye, is located in the middle of the forehead. In the Hindu traditions it is thought to be the third eye of Shiva, who grants knowledge of perfect truth and nonduality. We express the divine within ourselves, and we see the divine in others. You realize that you are an eternal being inhabiting a temporal body.
When the sixth chakra is malfunctioning, the individual confuses information with knowledge. He feels he has attained great spiritual truths, when all he has is a collection of facts. Shamans know how to make it rain without being able to explain that water is made up of hydrogen and oxygen atoms. Spiritual materialism is an endemic dysfunction of the third-eye chakra.
An awakened third eye allows the shaman to know who he is. It gives him knowledge of the past and future and allows him to envision alternative destinies.
THE SEVENTH CHAKRA
The crown chakra at the very top of the head is our portal to the Heavens, in the same way that the first chakra is the portal to the Earth. Luminous threads from this center reach up to the stars and to our destinies. The Earth protects us and nurtures us with her life force, and the Heavens propel us toward our becoming.
The lesson of the seventh chakra is mastery of time. When we break free of linear, causal time, we are no longer in the tyrannical grip of the past. Today is no longer the result of an earlier incident, and we experience freedom from cause and effect. Whereas in the sixth chakra, the healer acquires knowledge of past and future events, when she awakens the gifts of the seventh chakra she is able to influence those events.
The negative expression of the seventh chakra is spiritual regression masquerading as enlightenment.
In our culture of instant gratification, spiritual seekers often want to leapfrog over the work of the lower chakras.
Those who have mastered the seventh chakra attain unusual powers including remembering ancient memories belonging to the collective consciousness of humanity.
THE EIGHTH CHAKRA
The eighth chakra is the wiracocha, or “source of the sacred.” This chakra resides a few inches above the head, and when awakened shines like a radiant sun inside the Luminous Energy Field.
The information fields in the eighth chakra act as the template to create the physical body. This chakra is like a carpenter who builds a chair (the physical body) and later burns it in his fireplace. The carpenter feels no loss, as he knows that he can simply build another out of new wood. The eighth chakra is unaffected by the death of the body. If an imprint of disease exists in this chakra, it is like a design flaw that is replicated with each new chair.
The negative expression of this chakra is cosmic horror, such as is experienced by those caught between the worlds of spirit and matter.
The attribute of the eighth chakra is invisibility. In this center we become aware of the Beholder (known in Buddhism as the Witness)-a self that has been present from the beginning of our spiritual journey. Now disengaged from the mind, it is able to behold the mind with all of its dramas without subscribing to them. The Beholder witnesses our life unfolding, and understands that all of the stories we use to describe ourselves are only stories. Beholder perceives everything but cannot itself be perceived, because it cannot be turned into an object of perception. The Beholder is invisible because it cannot be beheld.
Eventually, the Beholder will begin to reveal its own source, which is Spirit, or the ninth chakra.
The eighth chakra resides within the Luminous Energy Field. It hovers above the head like a spinning sun. It is our connection with the Great Spirit, the place where God dwells within us.
We see this chakra illustrated as the light surrounding Christ and as the fire that descended upon the apostles at Pentecost, when they received the gift of the Holy Spirit. When we die, the eighth chakra expands into a luminous globe and envelops the other seven chakras in a vessel of light. After a period of atonement and purification, the eighth chakra manufactures another body, as it has done again and again over so many lifetimes. It leads us to our biological parents, and to the best life (not the easiest!) to acquire the experience we need to grow spiritually. The charged traumatic memories of our previous incarnation are transfused into our next body as imprints in our Luminous Energy Field.
The eighth chakra’s source is the ninth chakra, Spirit. The ninth chakra resides outside the Luminous Energy Field and extends throughout the cosmos. It is the heart of the universe, at one with the Great Spirit. The eighth chakra is where God dwells within us, and the ninth chakra, the part of us that dwells within the Creator.
The eighth chakra corresponds to the Christian concept of the soul, which is personal and finite. The ninth chakra corresponds to Spirit, which is impersonal and infinite.
THE NINTH CHAKRA
The ninth chakra resides at the heart of the Universe, It is outside time and space; it extends through the vastness of space and connects to the eighth chakra by a luminous cord.
The ninth chakra is the Self that has never been born and will never die. This Self is prior to time, and it never enters the river through which time flows. It is prior to space and existed before the Universe manifested. This is the self that never left the Garden of Eden.