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As beings of energy, our third eye center is like the electrical outlet. Our fuse box. Where we plug into the energy of the universe. Making the connection.
So if the third eye is the plug, the crown of the head is the receiver. Our satellite dish through which we can receive the infinite, ever flowing guidance and grace from above……and below, and around and beyond.
But we must be open to receive.
I am going to walk you through a visual to explain this better. Imagine an empty paper towel roll. You can look through one end and see out the other. You can blow into it and your breath will pass though. Water can be poured into the top and it will rush out the bottom. There are no obstacles. The tube is clear, free from barriers. It is empty.
But is it? If you look at what is inside the towel roll – the air, the space, the light – is it any different than what is on the outside? The roll itself, like our physical body, is not a boundary. What is on the outside is merely a reflection of what is on the outside. Life flowing through its center while it flows through life.
Now imagine that you take a sheet of paper towel and crumple it into a ball and stuff it in the top of the roll. No longer can the light, breath, air, and wind pass through, no matter how hard you try. This ball of paper towel is your busy mind. Energy pouring in from above (always) but immediately hitting a roadblock. Like rain hitting a tin roof. It isn’t that the rain isn’t pouring from the sky, it just isn’t being allowed in.
Visualize now that paper towel roll inside your body running in front of the spine from the tailbone up to the crown of the head, with the energy line that I always speak to, running directly through its center. Ask the mind muscles to relax. A softening. Not a stopping of thoughts but a gentleness that allows for space between them. Kind of like the difference between a few goldfish swimming back and forth in their bowl vs the Washington beltway gridlock during a Friday rush hour. One simple way to do this is to bring your awareness to this moment.
Finally we open the crown of the head…. a flower bud coming into full bloom. And just like the satellite dish, positioning it energetically to receive a clear signal. Steady. Away from life’s distractions that can cause static. Waiting patiently for guidance without expectation. Guidance will come. It always does. Signs appear in our path. We suddenly know what to do. Wisdom visits.
Eventually with practice, faith and trust you can begin to lead life this way. Less thinking and more feeling. Ask, open to receive, listen, hear and move. The breath as the faithful broom to sweep away any inner build up. Empty so all of the wonder this life offers can pass through.
No separation between the inner and outer worlds,SARAH