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Chakra meditation - advice

Postby Victor » Thu May 30, 2019 1:09 am

93 greetings.

During a recent psychic reading I was told that my crown chakra is too open, and that I need to close it in order to gain stability.

Did a quick lookaround for some basic instructions on meditation. Findings are somewhat conflicting of course. Several people say the crown and root should never be closed, but then again some say you should have all your chakras open at all times... I figured it was best to just get going, and work out the details later.

I have some previous experience with the Middle Pillar ritual. Some very basic knowledge of the chakras. Still finding my way into good meditation practice.

So after settling down, I start visualizing the chakras from the bottom up. Definitely feeling the root chakra. Svadhisthana is quite apparent also. Third eye is practically blazing with no effort. So no problems there.

As for the crown, my reader described mine as silvery blue. Texts usually say violet, in my vision it appeared alternately as glistening grey and very bright white, like I used to picture Kether. Don’t know how important this is. When visualizations just sort of appear I just go with it and find it hard to force them to look different, but maybe I should?

Anyway, I decided to compromise and pictured this bright light as sort of dimming, like surrounding leaves folding in leaving a much smaller globe, emitting less light, but still connected to the root through the pillar.

Feeling satisfied with this, I didn’t quite know how to go about wrapping up. I just pictured the chakras closing up rather quickly, leaving the root open.

Now as it happened I went from the bottom up. Guides generally say to go top down. I remember some Golden Dawn texts saying the same.

Anything I need to change? Any parts that can be improved? Advice is appreciated. Would also appreciate some recommended reading.

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Re: Chakra meditation - advice

Postby zeph » Thu May 30, 2019 7:13 am

Chakras should be opened in this order: Saturn, Sun, Mars, Jupiter, Venus, Moon, Mercury. This rouses Muladhara, then stabilizes in Anahatta before approaching the others from bottom up.

It is far safer to work with the chakras by meditating on them more passively, usually by meditating on the corresponding Tarot card, perhaps with the appropriate sounds and colors.
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Re: Chakra meditation - advice

Postby Victor » Thu May 30, 2019 8:26 am

And which ones would those be? Googling I'm getting a slew of wildly different correspondence charts. Saturn seems intuitively like the root of course.

More passively, as opposed to...?

EDIT: I'm sorry, maybe you actually went on to answer my first question. If what you're saying is: Muladhara (Saturn), then Anahatta (Sun), then the others from the bottom up?
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Re: Chakra meditation - advice

Postby zeph » Thu May 30, 2019 3:41 pm

Sorry, I wouldn’t have expected a wide variety of attributions for this:

Muladhara = Saturn
Svadisthana = Mars
Manipura = Jupiter
Anahatta = Sol
Visuddhi = Venus
Ajna = Luna
Sahasrara = Mercury

More passively as compared to putting direct attention on the energy center. Yes, Muladhara, then Anahatta, then the rest from bottom up.
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Re: Chakra meditation - advice

Postby Victor » Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:31 am

Got it, thanks for your help.

What about the color attributions I mentioned? Should they be "forced into place" so to speak?
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