Many are familiar with the phenomenon of the aura. It is not surprising that many are able to at least sporadically view it, since there will always be an interface or boundary between the physical realm and the next “finer” level. An example would be a glass of water. Now pour in some oil, which will float on the surface because it is lighter than water. You can see visually where the water begins and the oil ends. The boundary where the two meet is the equivalent of the aura/physical interface. Keep in mind that one is only viewing the boundary, the tip of the iceberg. Actually viewing the entire energy field, or medicine wheel is metaphorically seeing the oil as well.
Now, imagine that there are multiple layers of energy, each higher and finer than the next one, the grossest or most condensed being the physical body. Each of these energetic bodies is connected to Chakra vibration. On every level our thoughts, feelings and actions influence the expansion or contraction of these “spinning wheels of light.” If your religious perspective does not support such an “Eastern” viewpoint, just look to the artistic depictions of Christian saints, from Jesus on down. The halo around the head represents the visual depiction of the Crown Chakra, the opening of which indicates direct union with Source.
The Kundalini is described as the coiled serpent that resides at the base of the spine, pure feminine energy. Its circuit runs from the base of the spine to the roof of the mouth. You might find it interesting to note that most if not all of the language phonetics of ancient India requires the tongue placed on the roof of the mouth. This was deliberate. The Kundalini Serpent is described as being coiled two and a half times around the spine. The staff of the Cadeucius represents the spine. The serpents are referred to as the “ida” and the “pingala.” Where these forces meet and intersect a Chakra is located. The sphere at the top represents the crown. The wings represent Spirit and subsequent liberation. It comes as no surprise that this symbol is used to indicate healing. Keep in mind that from the Sun comes Prana, the masculine counterforce, which enters through the top of the head. At all levels we are experiencing the movement of polarities, which create spirals on the macrocosmic and microcosmic.
Remember back with the advent of Kirlean Photography the photos of the auric fields of people and things. You may recall how a plant leaf was cut in half and then photographed with the kirlean technique. What the photograph revealed was on higher finer levels the leaf was still intact. Only on the physical level was the leaf gone. This is very clear evidence that the finer bodies that surround us energetically carry memory, somewhat independent of what is happening on the physical level. This evidence is critically important to any type of overall healing for a number of reasons.
One of the higher energetic “bodies” that sheath our physical body is the emotional body. There is also a mental body. It is one thing to resolve issues on a mental level. Emotional resolution is another issue. People often have a much easier time knowing the issue that plagues them, yet find it impossible to gain their equilibrium emotionally. The mental body must be utilized to resolve issues within the emotional body. Once again the control of the mind becomes of paramount importance.
The theory is that when we die, the seed atom (referred to as the Monad) contained within the heart Chakra leaves the body, and returns to Source, taking with it all memory, at every level. The overall vibration of our energetic system determines the nature of future incarnations. The mental body is considered a higher vibration body than that of the emotional. Allowing a lower energetic system to regulate a higher one makes little sense, sort of like allowing a 6 year old mentality to control an adult’s decisions, due to stressful emotional imprints. Attention and focus on the emotional body and its subsequent healing must be accomplished by removing oneself from the “forest” of emotions. Imagine yourself in a hot air balloon, rising above the trees. The balloon is your mind, your mental body. Now you can see the forest – you can define it. We have the power, the resource is the mind.
What we carry into the next life is purely energetic, vibration. We take the mental and emotional with us. We are all now making choices about what we will carry with us. Remember the wings at the top of the Cadeucius. The beauty of our destinies is so worth every effort. The promise that awaits us eclipses every temporal need. Rising above the emotional forest provides a different perspective, an objective view. Rise!