“I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape-the loneliness of it-the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it-the whole story doesn’t show.” ~ Andrew Wyeth
“Enjoy your body, use it every way you can. Don’t be afraid of it, or what other people think of it. It’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own.” – Kurt Vonnegut
Third Eye Chakra “And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche “Poetry is a way of looking at the world for the first time.” ~W.S. Merwin “She who opens herself to the expanded vision of boundless awareness gains inner and outer […]
It’s been a dreamy week – and that’s how things are in Flagstaff in the summertime. Astrologers would say the recent eclipses, and then, planets changing signs this week could contribute to that feeling. Also, I’ve been spending less time on Facebook and more time actually talking, laughing, dancing, smiling, joking, eating, drinking, working, playing, […]
“There are plenty of good reasons for fighting, but no good reason ever to hate without reservation, to imagine that God Almighty Himself hates with you, too.”
Though this quote comes from the World War II-centered Mother Night (published in 1961), its wisdom and ugly truth still ring. Vonnegut (who often said “The only difference between Bush and Hitler is that Hitler was elected”) was righteously skeptical about war, having famously survived the only one worth fighting in his lifetime. And it’s never been more true: Left or right, Christian or Muslim, those convinced they’re doing violence in service of a higher power and against an irretrievably inhuman enemy are the most dangerous creatures of all.
Chakra 6: Ajna ~ To perceive, to know • Intuition • Sacred Trust • The Right to See • Light
Ajna means to perceive and command. Our perception of the world has a double-edge. As we perceive the world, that is how we command it. If we perceive the world as dangerous and scary, then we will command to be shown dangerous and scary things. If we perceive the world as a place for joy and adventure, then we will draw to us joy and adventure. We can choose how to view the world.
The 6th chakra is about perception, clarity of vision and thinking, and psychic ability. It is where we store and interpret our memories, perceive our dreams, and imagine our future. It is where we learn discernment – and the ability to detach ourselves personally from our life’s lessons.