The sahasrara is situated in the limbic area of the brain. Our head is like a coconut fruit: the coconut is covered with hair. Then, we find a hard shell and finally a black pellicle. Inside, we find the white flesh of the fruit and in the middle of it resides a space filled with water. Our brain is made in the same way. It is a unique moment for you when you enter the sahasrara of the Virata to reside in the collective brain as cells of the sahasrara. These are particular cells, issued from a special creative process of the swadhistan chakra: they go through all chakras and when they reach the sahasrara chakra, they can participate in cerebral activity without mixing up with the other parts of the body.
The power of the central channel is Kundalini which must rise and penetrate in the different chakras, then enter the limbic area and enlighten the seats or “Pithas”, of these 7 centres. So, she goes through six chakras, penetrates in the limbic area and enlightens the seven Pithas in the brain and which are located on the middle line of the limbic area: first the mooladhara chakra at the back of the head surrounded by the swadhistan chakra, then the nabhi, the heart, the vishuddhi and the agnya chakras. These six centres combine to form the seventh.
The sahasrara is the combination of these six chakras and it is an empty space surrounded by a thousand “nadis“. When the light penetrates in the limbic area, these nadis receive the enlightenment and we can see them as flames, beautiful flames of seven different colours. The last flame integrates as well and it is bright as the daylight. Finally all these seven lights become bright too as the daylight. This is what is the one thousand-petalled sahasrara. If you cut it horizontally, you notice that all these nerves spread around the limbic area and that they all look like petals. If you cut it vertically, you will notice a quantity of nerves forming bunches. Consequently, when the sahasrara chakra gets enlightened, it appears as a bunch of flames.
When your sahasrara opens and the Kundalini reaches the fontanel bone, a sort of spark is ready waiting; as soon as the fontanel opens up in Brahmarandra, the grace of the Spirit sets alight this latent fire and your nadis get enlightened. Not all of them, but a good number of them. Not on all their length but rather around their base.
This is how your enlightenment takes place. So many things can happen thanks to the seven centres of your sahasrara: this light allows you to see them, or rather you do not see them but they settle in your conscience, and your conscience opens up to this integration within yourself.
Reason, which was separated from the heart, gets united to the latter as well as to the attention: from now on, wherever you put your attention, you act in a collective way. Whatever is the activity of your attention, it receives blessings. Your attention itself becomes efficient and has a great importance. Your desire is even more important because Self-realization makes you an integrated person to such an extent that attention and desire are one: you desire everything that is good for your Spirit and your attention is attracted by everything that emits a spiritual power.
This subject is very deep. When Kundalini enlightens the brain, the latter can see the truth: you start seeing truth through the brain. What the brain could grasp was not truth so far, and what you could perceive were only appearances. For instance, you could see colors, harmony of colors, the quality of things, but you could not know if this carpet had been used by a saint. You could not say whether it had been made by a holy person or a negative one. You could not know if a person was good or bad [“good” meaning divine]. In fact, you could not know anything about God mentally, nothing at all. It is impossible to judge the divine quality of a person as long as the kundalini has not reached at least the limbic area. You cannot prove whether a person is genuine or not, if a guru is genuine or fake. Indeed, Divinity cannot be grasped by the brain until the moment when it is enlightened by the Spirit.
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
Sep 7, 2009