Grounding The Higher Self
By bringing down the higher energies of your Higher Self to your lower chakras, and by grounding the wisdom of your Higher Self in the physical, your activities will become more and more balanced, harmonious and powerful as they are increasingly guided by Highest Wisdom.
Try this powerful and transformative meditation:
Sit in a good chair with enough support so that your back is straight. Breathe deeply and relax. Begin the exercise by focusing on your breathing for a few moments or minutes. Just quietly watch your breath go in and out.
Note from the Editor: If you haven’t experienced “energy work” before, ask your chakras to only open a small amount for the first few times of doing this meditation, and increase the amount you ask them to open gradually over time.
When you have settled down, you are ready to begin to visualize and work symbolically. Start by locating the 8th chakra – - the point above your head where your Higher Self is located symbolically. It is easy to find this point and you won’t be in doubt when you do.
It is usually about 1-2 meters above your head. When you have found it, lock your attention into it. You will probably feel that the energy of this spot is very special, like a star or a very intense ocean of whiteness. Remember, your Higher Self is the Divine Prototype of you, the Perfect You.
Once you have locked onto this energy, bring the energy firmly but gently down to your physical body. In other words, bring the energy of your Higher Self down to the top of your head and open your Crown chakra to accept the energy of your Higher Self. What you are really doing is opening yourself to yourself! You can open this powerful energy vortex as much or as little as feels right to you.
Next bring the energy of your Higher Self down to your Third Eye chakra, which is located inside your head, between your eyebrows. Allow your Third Eye chakra to open to the energy of your Higher Self – the Divine Prototype of you. Again you can open this chakra as much or as little as feels right to you.
Next bring the energy of your Higher Self down to your Throat chakra and allow your Throat chakra to relax and open. Release any tension into his area – and again, you may allow this powerful energy vortex to open as much or as little as feels right to you. As you open your Throat chakra to the energy of your Higher Self, you are opening yourself to the Wisdom of your Higher Self in the communications center of your body. Our words are our magic wand of creation here on this Earth.
Now bring the energy of yoru Higher Self down to your Heart chakra and open your heart to the energy of the True You, which is in its essence Divine Love. Divine Love is who you are, is what we all are, and the opening of the Heart chakra is the most blissful experience.
Next bring the energy of your Higher Self down to your Solar Plexus chakra. Again feel this area of your body opening and relaxing. If you feel any tension in this area, just relax and release the tension. You can open this chakra as much or as little as feels right to you. This chakra has to do with your ability to be active here on the Earth plane, to interact with others to do your work and be of service in the world.
Then move the energy of your Higher Self down to your Sacral chakra or Hara center, located about 5-6 cm below the navel. Again open and relax in this area and breathe all the way down to below your navel. As you bring the higher energies down, you will feel yourself becoming heavier and more grounded. You will be grounded in your own inner knowledge and knowingness of who you are. And you will carry this new sense of stability and knowingness with you throughout your day.
Finally, bring the energy of your Higher Self down into the Root chakra at the base of your spine. Connect the higher energies to your Root chakra and let the higher energies go all the way down into the ground below you. Feel that you are literally connecting the highest in you to the physical here and now.
Then let the energy go straight down into the ground and also pass down through your legs and feet down into the Earth like deep roots, anchoring your Higher Self in the here, now. Understand and feel that the Divine Prototype of you is really here now, a real and tangible force that is now flowing through all your chakras, which are now open and relaxed.
Adapted from The Spiritual Pathway, by Barbara Berger (Findhorn Press, 2003). Copyright (c) 2003 by Barbara Berger. Reprinted by permission of Lantern Books.
Adapted from The Spiritual Pathyway, by Barbara Berger (Findhorn Press, 2003).