Module 8: SAHASARA Chakra
“If you find me not within you, you will never find me. For I have been with you from the beginning of me.”
“Beyond my body my veins are invisible.”
You have the right to YOGA:
Your Original Gifts Awakened
TO EXPERIENCE UNION WITH SOURCE AS YOU UNDERSTAND THAT.
TO EXPERIENCE HARMONY OF BODY, MIND AND SOUL.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO ECSTATIC JOY, VIBRANT HEALTH AND DEEP PEACE.
Here we are, at the end of this journey. Or are we? One of the greatest illusions, and I believe the core cause of human suffering, is the belief that anything ends. Believing it does comes from Maya Mala, the concept of separation discussed in Module 2. This idea creates painful body image as we mistakenly assume our soul ends, or is defined and confined, by the boundary of the body. That the physical dimensions of said body somehow express our worth, our wisdom, our wellness. What really needs to end is this cultural and personal story of our difference from Source, nature and each other so we may open fully to the Gifts of Embodiment and our Divine Dharma.
Module 8 brings us to the end of a journey with “The FAT Experience” so we can begin a new phase of manifestation. This is not linear at all my friend! We cycle through forgetting and remembering again and again. Through healing and hurting, through creating and destroying, through death and rebirth many times. I believe this is reincarnation; the process of ego death, layer by layer, that frees space for our soul to come more fully into this body in this life. I’m not convinced we literally come back in another physical form. Who the heck knows and does that really matter? Right now, the present, is the moment of both peace and power if we allow it to be.
Sahasara chakra is about understanding and unity. This energy center is our direct line to the Divine for when we’re aligned with self-love we become peace. We’re dialed in, connected to All. The path of yoga teaches that God is within everything. Every person, every plant, even in inanimate objects as they too were created by someone or something. The energy of creation itself is God. This chakra relates to:
awareness & understanding
consciousness & spiritual connection
Self-knowledge of our universal identity is the orientation of this center. The ultimate intelligence, and key to world peace, being all of us knowing ourselves as Divine. Given we are at the end of this course it feels right to take you back to the beginning of my own journey home, to the experience that introduced me to the path of yoga though I would not come to recognize that until years later.
Practice Point: Understanding Karma