Managing the Chakras

I’ve written before about our chakras or energy centres. The main 7 are introduced in the bliss body, bringing life to some forms. This means all beings in our universe share the same fundamental 7. And without them, the form remains inert. This is why artificial sentience will never happen although it may be approximated. Technology is missing life force. The first 7 chakras are mirrored on each side of the body for a total of 21 major and secondary chakras. The high heart (soul thrill) chakra at the clavicle (between heart and throat) seems unique. It appears to be … Continue Reading…

The What and How of Subtle Perception

I thought it would be useful to clarify the nature of subtle perception. First, what we experience is created in layers as part of the process of experience itself. The very act of experience gives us the world, arising from the subtle to solidity. By this I don’t mean we personally create the world. I mean our essential nature creates our form and our experiences together and simultaneously with all other beings experiencing. And this process happens instantly. Time is an effect of our relationship with the process of experience so is not a limitation. More subtle layers are more … Continue Reading…

On Soma

Soma or Amrita is a subject I’ve noted here a number of times. On a discussion elsewhere on refinement, the topic came up and I was asked to describe it. I thought the comments were useful to share here, edited slightly for context. Soma is a rather large subject. From an Ayurvedic perspective, digestion (mental, emotional and physical) goes through a series of 8 progressive refinements. The finest product of digestion, assuming there is sufficient refinement to support it, is ojas. Ojas helps refine the body, especially the skin. It also helps support soma. Soma is produced by a subtle … Continue Reading…