Language Reveals Our Inner Beauty

Language Reveals Our Inner Beauty

Have you ever had a “gut feeling” about something that’s later turned out to be true? Have you ever felt “open-hearted?” Ever encountered a situation that’s made you “hot under the collar?” Or a person who is “a pain in the neck?”

Believe it or not, these seemingly illogical expressions have become part of the English language because they are an unconscious recognition of a deeper knowledge within all of us. It is a knowledge of a subtle energy system of chakras and channels and the way that they work to produce many of the odd sensations and intuitions that all of us experience. In fact, while many of us find the concept of the chakras a foreign idea, in reality we deal with them almost every day.

"Our physical, psychological and spiritual well-being can only really be gained through meditation"

"our physical, psychological and spiritual well-being can only really be gained through meditation"

Knowledge of the chakras is most comprehensively found in the ancient science of yoga. This system was first formalized by the physician-sage Patanjali about three thousand years ago. Patanjali described a subtle system within each of us which is comprised of seven vital energy centres and three interconnecting, parallel channels. These centres each govern specific aspects of our physical, psychological and spiritual being. Their state of balance is the key to our health. In other words, imbalance, damage or blockage of these centres will lead to problems in the physical, psychological or spiritual aspect of our lives.

So what has this got to do with gut feelings? Let’s look at this to see if we can begin to decipher some of the language of the unconscious.

One of the centres in our subtle system is called the Nabhi. Its physical location is at about the level of the navel. It looks after several important aspects of our being. Physically, it deals with our organs of digestion (such as the stomach and intestines). Psychologically, it deals with our sense of satisfaction and spirituality. It governs both our prosperity and generosity, as well as our “dharma,” our innate sense of right and wrong.

Often that “gut feeling” is us being sensitive to the state of the Nabhi chakra.

Remember the last time you had a good meal, leaned back in your chair and patted your stomach in satisfaction or saw something appetizing in a delicatessen and put your hand to your stomach in anticipation? You’re actually touching your Nabhi chakra because that is the centre that, amongst other things, deals with satisfaction, particularly in relation to food.

Nabhi Chakra: energy center at the level of the stomach

Nabhi Chakra: energy center at the level of the stomach

Ever bought something that was a really good bargain? That good feeling is the Nabhi chakra generating positive energy. On the other hand, have you ever bought something and realized it was a bad purchase? That sinking feeling in your stomach is your Nabhi registering its dissatisfaction with your choice.

Similarly, have you ever thought about doing something, but deep down in your belly somewhere it didn’t feel like the right thing to do? That again is your Nabhi telling you what’s right and what’s wrong.

A fuller, deeper understanding of the Nabhi chakra and its relationship to our physical, psychological and spiritual well-being can only really be gained through meditation. With the simple techniques of Sahaja Yoga, one’s chakras can become enlightened, allowing us to become acquainted with our true Self. Sahaja Yoga is a method that gives a person the spontaneous experience of Self Realization and, at the same time, an inner understanding of the chakras.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

“When I see somebody being relieved of a problem,” Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi explains, “it is such a joy to Me because joy-giving is the nature of the spirit. I think about people who are in trouble. Why? Because I know that if I can improve your chakras, you will be happy.”

Richard Payment is a film librarian at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver Canada. He is also the editor of The Divine Cool Breeze magazine. He has enjoyed the benefits of Sahaja Yoga for 28 years. Richpay

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  • avinash
    Dec 11, 2008
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    simple and obvious but very subtle also a very evolved and at same the time greatly simplified way of talking about sahajayoga thanks for sharing



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