I had an ‘aha’ moment in meditation a few days ago. Quite a while ago, I read The Anatomy of the Spirit by Carolyn Myss. In it, she connects the seven Hindu chakras to the seven Christian Sacraments and the Kabbalah’s Tree of Life. At the end of the book, she provides a meditation to connect with each chakra, and an affirmation for each. I added the affirmations to my daily meditation practice, taking time to check in with each chakra and notice any energetic shifts.
Most of the affirmations I easily connect with and resonate with. I have my own thoughts and interpretations about many of them. One that has stumped me, or rather, one that I have not had any extra insight into, is the affirmation for the third eye chakra, “Seek only truth.”
On the surface, that’s pretty easy. Look for truth. OK. While there are some universal truths, each individual’s truth is relative. I see and interpret the world around me through the filters of my experience, and my filters are not the same as anyone else’s. So my truth is not necessarily the same as yours. Do I seek universal truths? Even so, you may not agree with me on what those are.
Skip back even farther in my reading history, to The Biology of Transcendence by Joseph Chilton Pearce. This book talks partly about the heart-mind connection, that our hearts have neurons, and that the electromagnetic field of the heart is many times stronger than that of the brain. Pearce theorizes that Jesus, and other spiritual masters, were an example of our next stage of evolution, a preview of what we can become, and it has to do with activating the frontal lobe, possibly by connecting the frontal lobe to the heart field. I always thought about it in terms of moving my thinking out of my head and into my heart.
I am not a scientist, or a doctor, so in my mind, I work to connect the third eye chakra to the heart chakra. I can visualize that, and conceptually I can understand that.
Carolyn Myss’s affirmation for the heart chakra is “Love is Divine power.” When I am connecting with my heart chakra, I open my heart to the world with love.
The ‘aha’ moment came for me when I put Carolyn Myss’s affirmations together with Joseph Chilton Pearce’s theory. If I am going to connect my frontal lobe (third eye chakra) with my heart field (heart chakra), then the way to do that is with the energy of love. If I am to “Seek only truth,” my truth is love. Therefore, I need only seek to see love energy in others to seek truth. Instead of just moving my head to my heart, I also need to bring my heart to my head.
If you’ve ever had an ‘aha’ moment of great realization, you understand the rush of energy and excitement that goes with it. Even now, just writing about it, I’m getting tingles. Love is my truth.
What ‘aha’ moments have you had that changed your thinking or your way of being in the world?