I love scanning the New York Times online in the morning and taking in whatever dose of world news is tolerable to me at any one sitting...
Today the article I am reading is Japan Nuclear Disaster Put on Par With Chernobyl.
No surprise really. It is one month and one day since the earthquake and tsunami that started it all. Risks are escalating. Conditions are worse than previously reported. The whole world is affected. Not looking good. I don't mean to add to your freak out quotient - but rather to ask a powerful question...
What can we do? What can YOU do?
I know we all feel the same challenge tolerating news of worsening conditions. How much bad news - how many challenging events - and what new world catastrophe can be absorbed without going into overwhelm or deep sadness or anger or hopelessness or - something.
Why do we react - or push it all away in helplessness or apathy?
We react because we care.
We shut down because we care.
We are bewildered and upset - or vague and apathetic - because we care.
You might hear a world of difference in opinion making regarding what should be done, who should be doing it, how stupid - or smart - we are, who is the villian, who the hero, and whatever else looks a diversity of approach. Yet I guarantee you from the deepest part of the soul of mankind, we do care, each and every one.
If you are active in relief efforts - sending donations, writing letters, finding a passionate outlet - you may have diffused your own personal agony.
For most of us who are not wearing the hat of President or Minister or Billionaire though, it might seem like our offering is too small...too insignificant to even matter, or try.
Yet I tell you it is necessary that you offer something anyway... and that there is something we all can do successfully.
So what is that you ask?
Big windup with drumroll...
Activate your sixth chakra and get on board with a simple solution to your own stuckness - and perhaps save the world in the process.
Here's the cliff notes on how the human energy system reacts to stress when viewing life through the lens of energy anatomy - and btw you can practically apply this mini-lesson to any circumstance or issue:
- As communal beings dependent from birth, we inherently reach for the idea that somebody will rescue us, and when our beliefs get crushed we feel betrayed. First chakra of the tribe is not the answer to what we can rely on with issues that are out of our control.
- We move to "apathy" when caring becomes overwhelming. This is second chakra movement away from nourishment and relationship when the nourishment of doing something significant about caring isn't available - therefore we say we "can't care so much anymore."
- We look to ourselves for action and find we are individually powerless to make a difference. Third chakra of Self and the concept "I am able" is distorted into "I am not able."
- We activate fear as faith in our surroundings breaks down. Fourth chakra of the heart.
- We switch to active anger when boundaries are crushed and when we feel powerless with our will to have life be different than it is. Fifth chakra territory activates, spins and spins and burns us out.
- We go back again and again to one or more of the above.
It is exhausting.
We are playing energy anatomy pinball with the chakras.
It is exhausting.
Are you exhausted??
Something new must be activated so that you yourself will have some grace and freedom to continue to create and breathe and smile.
Time to send in the special ops - onward to the Sixth Chakra!
On The Monkey Blog, a forum I created for discussing higher consciousness, quantum physics and other fabulous topics, I wrote about the work of Dr. Masuru Emoto and his dynamic water crystal research in the post Healing The Waters of Japan. Even if you read it, follow me on this one...
You will find exquisite Sixth Chakra work in action.
Read the post and connected links to get more of the back story if you want some interesting mind food, but for now do tuck the exercise below into your Daily Bread Basket...
Dr. Emoto suggests that each of us engages in one achingly simple exercise.
It is a prayer that opens the door to the sixth chakra of insight and connectedness. It affords individual and communal movement in the direction of healing. It may seem too simple. You may not recognize the power of something so mystical as a simple prayer - or you may say yes with all your heart!..yet skip the regularity of the action.
My post today is a reminder that this requires action in addition to awareness.
Continuous heartfelt action.
I know, I know - if you're a regular reader you have seen me post this prayer on The Monkey, facebook, twitter, my Newsletter, my emails, and now here again on The Mystic - yet this is the venue that explains why the action itself is so important - and freeing.
Will you do it?
"To all people on the earth, we are water.
Let’s become one by offering love and gratitude to Water...
Water is what connects everything.(Say to yourself)
Please forgive me,
I thank you,
And I love you."
The brilliance of this simple action is stunning if you recognize the energy anatomy conversation and directional flow that marks it's foundation. Not only does it activate the Sixth Chakra of insight and focused mind, effectively eliminating the pinball game I described above, but it leads us squarely to the seat of the Seventh Chakra where LOVE is all there is - not just in theory but in practice.
Get onboard kids!
Samadhi here we come!
For whatever support I can give you on the framework of the Chakras and a deeper explanation of the emotional territory, see Fundamentals of Emotional Freedom. For a greater insight into the energy body pinball game I described, check out Anatomy of a Trauma. Commission a unique Personalized Audio Program scripted and produced for your own individual care and co-creation as the journey unfolds.
Whatever you do, we are all at the point where we must do what we can.
Love and blessings to each of you! May you feel the relief of movement and energy expressed.
Give a comment and let us know how it works out.
Photo credit: Bob Alba