Today’s Sunday Sutra involves the seventh and final chakra – the Sahasrara, or crown chakra. This is the energy center of spirituality, of the divine, and of transcendence. It can mean something different for everyone – God, karma, a Great Intelligence, a higher power, etc. Being raised a Roman Catholic, I have a fairly traditional view of God but with a yogic twist. After all, in the Bible, Christ Himself says, “The kingdom of God is within you.” (Luke 17:21)
This is my interpretation – God is the Architect of the Universe, the Great Intelligence, the Alpha and Omega. I look at the tranquil woods, or the magnificent view from the top of a mountain, and am filled with absolute certainty that this beauty does not just exist, but was created. God is so great that He is present within every atom of His creation. Thus, we are all divine. We are created in His image. While we have the choice to live our lives the way we desire – in goodness or in maleficence – we all contain the potentiality to be divine. Through prayer and meditation can we tap into this awesome possibility that we contain within ourselves.
In quantum mechanics, there are four fundamental forces in the universe – gravitational, electromagnetic, strong nuclear, and weak nuclear. And although modern science can’t explain the emergence of cognition from the cellular structure of our brains, we do know that our minds are governed by electrical impulses that send messages to our bodies. Thus, the brain operates within the electromagnetic field of energy in the Universe. Via carrier particles (known as bosons), the brain is susceptible to electromagnetic activity throughout the world. At this level, subatomic particle physicists start to differ in their theories of exactly how this relates to consciousness. But we do know that at the most basic level, the electric impulses in our brains ARE our thoughts.
With this logic, one could argue that concentrated thought, like prayer or meditation, is essentially a concentration of the electromagnetic force. Furthermore, it has been well documented that electromagnetic forces physically affect and change the environment around us. So it’s not a stretch to argue that concentrated thought can actually affect our bodies, at least at an atomic level. This is a physical manifestation of the divine ability within us, the power of our minds to change our physical environment.
Whether you believe in God or the Divine, maybe today think about the power within your mind; the power to transcend what we already know into the realm of the unexplored.
Sunday Sutra: Crown Chakra Smoothie
- 1 1/2 Frozen Bananas
- 1 1/2 Cups Purple Cabbage
- 1/2 Cup Frozen Blackberries
- 1/2 Cup Fresh Blueberries
- 1 Cup Water or Plant Milk
Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
Serve and enjoy!
Quote of the Day:
I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.