Four-point-five billion years ago, Theia, a planet the size of Mars, smashed into Earth. The impact ejected a massive amount of debris into space, which – according to astronomers – subsequently coalesced into the Moon.
Although they’re not identical, the Earth and Moon are intimately connected to one another by virtue of their composition and the forces that influence them both.
The forces I’m referring to are both physical and non-physical. This explains why, since the earliest time, people have declared that the moon influences their relationships to people, Gaia and their subtle fields of consciousness, energy and etheric matter.
From diverse spiritual traditions, we’ve learned that the moon radiates powerful forces that influence a human’s functions of mind, organs of expression and perception.
Both the Greek philosopher Aristotle and the Roman historian Pliny the Elder believed that the force of the moon affected the human brain in the same way that it influenced the tides. Centuries later, in Europe, during the Middle Ages, there were people who believed that the power of the full moon could transform humans into werewolves or vampires.
The Full Moon
While it’s unlikely that anyone has been transformed into a werewolf or vampire recently, the full moon appears to affect sensitive people in different ways. Research during the past few decades indicates that, when the moon is full, there are more accidents, more women give birth, and more people suffer emotional and psychological distress.
So, what makes the full moon different from other phases? During this phase, the Earth is between the Sun and the Moon, which is why the Moon is illuminated. Astrologers call it the waning moon because people tend to feel a lack of energy.
The Full Moon Meditation, which you will find in the following text, remedies these problems. It does that by creating a synergy between the life-affirming energy that radiates through your sixth chakra above body space and the resonance of the full moon.
The Functions of Chakras
To understand why this synergy is so significant, we need to review what we know about the chakras particularly those above body space.
The chakras are primarily responsible for regulating energetic activities on the level of soul. These activities include many interactions that people mistakenly believe take place exclusively on the physical-material plane. Empathy, motivation and enthusiasm as well as human love and intimacy are examples of energetic interactions regulated by the chakras.
Chakras also help balance the forces of polarity and gender by permitting prana to move through the human energy system 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.
There are one-hundred-and-forty-six chakras within your subtle field. Thirteen are located within your body space. These include the seven traditional chakras located along the spine and in the head, two etheric chakras, two physical chakras and two physical-material chakras. Seventy are located below your perineum and sixty-three are located above your head.
There are two distinct parts of a chakra: the chakra gate and the chakra field. The chakra field has seven parts; three face inward, three face outward, and a central section directs the chakras activities.
It’s through the chakra gate that prana from the chakra field enters your subtle energy field (which includes your meridians and auric fields) and your physical-material body.
Although the chakras in body space have important functions, it’s the first six chakras above body space which are essential in raising human consciousness above the mundane functions of life. These six chakras are located directly above the crown chakra at the top of your head.
Annie Besant, almost a century ago, declared that the average person living in the United States and Great Britain functioned primarily through their first three traditional chakras and were in the process of raising their consciousness to the level of the fourth chakra (the heart chakra). In the Full Moon Meditation, you will leap ahead by integrating the resonance of your sixth chakra above body space with the subtle radiation of the full moon. You will do that by centering yourself in the field of the sixth chakra above body space. Then you will connect the radiation of the chakra with the subtle resonance of the full moon.
The synergy that creates will enhance your level of consciousness and energy as well as your stability, mental clarity and self-confidence.
Exercise: The Full Moon Meditation
On a night when the moon is full, find a comfortable position with your back straight. Then close your eyes and breathe deeply through your nose for two to three minutes. Slowly count backward from ten to one and from five to one. Then assert, “It’s my intent to bring my mental attention to my sixth chakra above body space.” As soon as you become aware of the chakra, assert, “It’s my intent to center myself in the chakra field of my sixth chakra above body space.” Enjoy its resonance for two to three minutes. Then assert, “It’s my intent to experience the subtle radiation of the full moon and to integrate it with the resonance of my sixth chakra above body space.”
Take fifteen minutes to enjoy the experience. After fifteen minutes, count from one to five. When you reach the number five, open your eyes and bring yourself out of the meditation. Repeat the exercise each night as long as the moon is full. In that way, you will receive all the benefits of the synergy created by the full moon and your sixth chakra above body space.