This entry was posted on December 9, 2009 by Maggie Kay. It was filed under meditation and was tagged with calming emotions, gut feelings, Inner experience, inner world, instinct, intuition, law of attraction, making clear decisions, meditation, meditation CDs, personal guidance, self help, spiritual guidance, wise counsel.
I was wondering what you thought about chakras? One pundit says to stay away from guru’s that have complicated systems. I think that chakras and theosophy are a couple of complicated systems. I don’t even use meditation, except the way you describe it as being open to our inner or whole brain insights. It’s partly keeping an open mind to new ideas and investigating them in more depth or listening and asking questions of our intuition. I get a regular conversation going on. It tells you how the mind and reality works, if you inquire. Science says that is it a million time faster with a million times the capacity of the conscious mind. I feel that it takes in information from our inner senses and nature that we don’t usually have the sensitivity to bring into our conscious minds, with all that is usually going on in our life and thoughts. It seems to understand all the secrets of the universe, if we want to inquire into them. I value the Bible and see it in context as you do Buddhism and it says that the spirit of truth will lead you into all truth. That seems to be the case. It also says that the literal understanding leads to death, but the spirit leads to life.
We seem to have a literal understanding of everything, as I did of meditation and non-attachment, before you set me straight. Oh, well, I guess that’s all I have to say for now.
December 12, 2009 at 10:35 am
Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
I agree with you that there are many spiritual systems, some of them complex, that we can get lost in. Like you, I value extracting the simple truth from any given system.
I find the concept of chakras (ie energy centres in our body) to be helpful, and I sometimes refer to them when leading meditations. Whether chakras are literal or metaphorical doesn’t really matter to me as long as they help describe an experience I am conveying.
All systems or teachings are just ‘fingers pointing at the moon’. In other words, just indicators towards truth, not the truth themselves. We shouldn’t get fixated on the finger, but instead follow where the finger is pointing in order to see the moon (the truth).
I hope that answers your question. Best wishes.
December 13, 2009 at 11:14 am
p.s. I am pretty transparent on the web. You can find out any of my particulars from my website or Googling hbar12. Feel free to email me, if you would like to share intuition stories. I hardly can talk to anyone about these things and I’d be glad to share any of my insights. I think they are a rather unique perspective, although we all seems to see reality from wonderfully different vantage points. Aren’t we all nearly infinitely complex?
December 12, 2009 at 10:45 am
Thank you for the invitation, however I like to share my stories and tips through my own blog as it keeps my communication centralised and other people connected with me can participate.
December 13, 2009 at 11:18 am
My website is not a blog, but just much of the information I have gathered in the first two years of this transformation, if anyone can make sense of it. Which makes me think of the point that I would rather see leaders go beyond transcendence to powerful inspiration, or direct revelation, the way you use intuition, than being satisfied with transcendence.
I just have to share how I see my mind working, because it may be similar for others and useful to some. One of the reasons we are not more intuitive seems to be because the basic language of the brain is images and symbols, going by so fast that we can only pluck images out and put them into words with their emotions. Emotional Intelligence in sports teaches how to slow down the whole field of players so that someone like Michael Jordan sees the other players as moving in slow motion. In sports they call that being ‘in the zone’ as our awareness is said to have no time limit, so we can be aware of more than we the mind at it’s speed. Translation into words, for instance is what slows us down. The conscious mind, then, is different from awareness, even in just that it has a million times less the capacity or space to manipulate thoughts and feelings. The brain doesn’t necessarily have feelings so it can be as objective and impartial as a computer.
Being able to see and understand the symbols in the mind help us ‘picture’ how it all works. Good for memory and getting something down into our hearts. Sort of seeing is believing.
I know that these are basic concepts, but I didn’t know them for so long and feel others may be missing them too. For instance, It seems that the subconscious is more objective than we can imagine, because it impartially compares images and symbols for matches and mismatches and can fill in what it doesn’t know from what it does. Somewhat like filling in the boxes in a multiplication table and in three or more dimensions at that, It compares everything to everything. That’s a technique they teach in creative thinking also.
Words and symbols are attached to feelings. We can feel that something is wrong and then fix the thoughts behind the feeling. Useful because feeling can get the sense of a whole lot of data that thinking could not go through in a lifetime. The mind seems to be able to see a pattern in complex material. Intuition is able to handle the complexity of this century and all the centuries to come. I really think that we are on to the secret to life in intuition.
Phew, now I feel better. lol
December 13, 2009 at 1:50 pm
Thank you for sharing again.
Its so wonderful to express ourselves in writing, as you have done here. I don’t know what I would do without writing to express myself! And its also wonderful that we have the ability to publish what we think to the entire world on our blogs and websites.
I think what you are doing – ie commenting on other people’s blog’s – is a good way of getting your views across to people. Then you can always direct people to more of your writing by posting a link to your website at the end of your comments.
Best wishes, Srimati
December 13, 2009 at 5:51 pm
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