Cultivating Honest Self-Expression: Speaking your truth is an essential aspect of living a life of passion, fulfillment and authenticity. It is only through honest self-expression that you are empowered to become who you intend yourself to be in this lifetime! Through self-expression we communicate our ideas, beliefs, and emotions and bring our personal truth out into the world. Communication is the essential function of the fifth chakra. As self-expression, it is a gateway between the inner world and the outer. Only through self-expression does the outer world get to know what’s going on inside of us. Just the same as we only know what’s inside someone else when they choose to tell us and when we are able to really receive what they have to say. The throat chakra is also the internal gateway between mind and body. The narrowest passage within the whole chakra system, the throat is literally a bottleneck for the passage of energy – no wonder there is so much tension and pain in our jaws, necks and shoulders…! It is only when mind and body are connected and communicating do we have true resonance and balance.
Cultivating Intuition & Inner Vision: We live in a culture that favours logic over intuition. As children, we are not taught to value our intuition, and our “gut feelings” are often discounted if we cannot logically defend our reasoning. As a result, as an adult we no longer trust our intuition because we do not believe we could actually know things through nonlogical means. This external and internal invalidation suppresses our psychic abilities. Both our physical vision through our eyes and our internal vision give us guidance. Without vision our actions are mere impulses, but with vision they become creative acts full of possibilities. Intuition is the unconscious recognition of pattern and is one of the four functions of Jungian typology. It is basically passive and responds to openness and receptivity. It requires surrender. The development of intuition enhances our psychic abilities and is a central function of the sixth chakra. If we are shut off from our unconscious process and live almost entirely in our conscious mind, then our intuition will be undeveloped and become what Jung calls an inferior function. Without intuition, we cannot grasp the whole or the essence of something. We need intuition to embrace the mystery that opens us to the larger, cosmic world. Cultivating your Intuition & Inner Vision will empower you to become who you envision yourself to be.
Cultivating Divine Self-Awareness: Most of us were raised with the belief system that spirit and matter are separate and distinct. Unfortunately, the separation of spirituality from the rest of life leaves us spiritually homeless. Through merging with divine consciousness and by becoming Self-Aware of our true and divine nature we become empowered in our lives.
Consciousness allows us to look into the mirror of the soul and perceive our true selves. We often think of consciousness as our thoughts, but thoughts are what consciousness creates, not what it is. Mystic sages describe consciousness as a unified field in which all of existence is embedded. Opening the crown chakra is about expanding our awareness so that it can embrace a larger portion of the universal field of consciousness. This can occur through meditation, spiritual practice, mystical experiences, altered states of consciousness, study and education, and the elusively simple but profound act of paying attention. Come and explore your universal connection.
You will finish the weekend with a personalized action plan to start to become who you truly are.