More than two hundred years ago, Benjamin Franklin declared, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” With that said, it doesn’t take a genius to recognize that a majority of the world’s governments have failed in their most important duty by putting profits, personal power and the need to save face over the safety of their citizenry. And – as we watch in disbelief – they’re now playing catch-up with a virus that is causing havoc with the health of human beings and the well-being of the societies and the institutions that support them.
To me, this means that – as an individual – you have to do two things; trust your intuition, and take personal responsibility for your safety and the safety of your family. If you still haven’t figured out why – it’s because you can’t rely on the information or the recommendations government and international organizations like the WHO are peddling.
Face masks are one example of their self-serving decisions and incompetence. It’s clear to anyone that the widespread use of face masks, even if they don’t meet the highest medical standards, help to reduce the rate of infections. Yet, even now, both the government and health officials in the U.S.A., as well as the WHO, still provide misleading or down-right false information about their efficacy.
The Czech Republic provides us with a contrasting model. A grass roots movement started – before the government took action. People began making face masks. They gave them to family and friends who wore them in public. This measure as well as the high rate of testing has kept the rate of infections far below those of other European countries.
That is just one example of people relying on their intuition and taking responsibility for their own well-being – and the well-being of their loved ones.
With so many of us are in lock-down or quarantine, it’s not only our physical and economic health that we have to be concerned about. We need to be concerned about our psychic and spiritual well-being – another area where we’ve received virtually no guidance from the authorities. With that in mind, I’ve included an exercise in the following text that thousands of people have used to remain mentally stable and to enhance the flexibility they need to cope during this difficult time. It’s called Chakra Balancing.
The word chakra comes from Sanskrit and means wheel. There are two distinct parts of a chakra – the chakra gate and the chakra field. In the following exercise, you will activate the chakra gate. For people with the ability to see subtle energy fields, a chakra gate will look like a brightly colored disk that spins rapidly at the end of what looks like a long axle or stalk. The wheel portion of the chakra gate is about three inches (eight centimeters) in diameter and perpetually moves or spins around a central axis. Emerging from the center of the disk are what appear to be spokes.
The chakras regulate energetic activities in your subtle field and physical-material body. These activities include many interactions that people mistakenly believe take place exclusively on the physical plane. Empathy, motivation and enthusiasm as well as human love and intimacy are examples of energetic activities regulated by the chakras and chakra fields.
Chakras are able to perform these activities because they not only provide prana – they transmute prana from one pitch (or frequency) to another whenever an organ or system in your subtle field is in an energy-deficient condition. In addition, they balance the forces of polarity and gender by permitting prana to move through your subtle field in four general directions, up the back, down the front, forward from the back to the front, and backward from the front to the back.
Exercise: Chakra Balancing
In the following exercise, you will enhance the functions of your seven traditional chakras, on the level of soul. By practicing the exercise regularly, not only will you increase the amount of prana you have available; you will bring the energy into balance so that it will be distributed evenly throughout your subtle field.
The best time to practice chakra balancing is the morning. I don't recommend practicing it around bedtime since it tends to stimulate the nerves and can keep you awake.
To begin chakra balancing, find a comfortable sitting position with your back straight. Then close your eyes and breathe deeply through your nose for two to three minutes. Count backward from five to one and from ten to one.
When you've reached the number one, repeat this affirmation to yourself in words, not thoughts: “I’m deeply relaxed, feeling better than I did before.” Then assert, “It’s my intent to bring my mental attention to my first chakra at the base of my spine.” Almost immediately the chakra gate will begin to vibrate. The vibration emerges from the front of the chakra gate, making it easy to locate the chakra. Once the chakra has begun to vibrate, breathe into it so that the prana entering your subtle field, on each inhalation, activates the chakra further. Next, place the palm of your positive, right hand if you’re right handed, left hand if you’re left handed, above the front of the chakra gate. For the first chakra, this will be a point between your legs about six inches (fifteen centimeters) below the perineum. For the second through sixth chakra, your hand will be two to three inches (eight centimeters) above the surface of your physical body and for the crown chakra your hand will be two to three inches (five to eight centimeters) above the top of your head, palm down above the chakra gate which faces upward. The location of the chakras is indicated by figure 2.
Once you’ve activated the first chakra using your mental attention, your breath and the palm of your positive hand, you will chant the universal “OHM” from the chakra three times. Raise the “OHM” one note for each chakra, beginning with G for the first chakra, going through the seven notes of the scale (as you go through the seven chakras).
It’s important to note that the tone you chant must cause a sympathetic vibration in the chakra. After chanting from the seventh chakra, close your eyes and breathe normally through the nose for ten more minutes while you enjoy the positive effects the exercise has had on your subtle energy system and physical body.