14. Merkaba – Star of Life - Crown Chakra
Merkaba is Hebrew for chariot that reminds of our ability to travel between worlds. The Star of Life or Merkaba (mer=light, ka=spirit, and ba=body) joins the human/earth body with the soul/divine body in the form of a star. The downward pointing triangle represents our humaness. The upward pointing triangle represents our divinity. They merge at the midpoint within the heart/soul. The Merkaba lets us travel to the divine within our self. The Merkaba reminds us that we came from the stars and will return to the stars. God, Great Mystery or the Unmanifest; there are as many names for God as there are stars in the sky. The Merkaba legend is written in the Book of Ezekiel where the prophet Ezekiel experienced a series of seven visions of the seven heavens during a twenty-two year period. The Merkaba is also seen as the throne of Metatron, who holds the Book of Secrets for mans return to the Garden of Eden.
Message: The Merkaba reminds us that our soul comes from the stars and will return to the stars. It is time for you to honor your own star lineage. Go outside and see which stars or star systems pull you. Take some time to star gaze and learn of the stories held in the constellations that intrigue you. Enjoy remembering where you came from and relax in knowing that the unknown becomes known when the time is ready.
“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.”
- Carl Sagan
42. Awakened Self – Crown Chakra - Star of Life
The awakened self sees the one and all in everything. Carl Jung focused on integrating the opposite aspects of the conscious and unconscious mind to deepen the sense of self. He saw that the human psyche was by nature religious, seeking to understand the meaning of life and death. This led to a sense of separation within the soul. He believed that to heal the soul it would require a journey within to meet the self and the divine at the same time. He saw the concept of archetypes as the shared experiences of being human. It is through these archetypes that we can awaken the self.
The story of the Garden of Eden symbolizes the archetypal separation of the human psyche from the soul. Jung saw the tree as an archetype of the human psyche and it’s quest for fullment. He saw the mandala as the archetype of wholeness, where the self and the divine become one. The quest of the self to become self-aware yet rooted in the human experience. When the self reaches this level of awareness, also called enlightenment, moksha, nirvana etc… the ability to see through time and space becomes accessible with a single thought. When the awakened self meets the multi-dimensional self, the self becomes infinite soul.
Message: Awaken to your true self as a soul having a human experience. From here you are able to sense the infinite world within you. Whatever troubles you are experiencing are merely temporary. Look around and embody the miracles of your life. Feel gratitude as you rise above the mundane
“When you make the two into one, and when you make the inner like the outer and the outer like the inner, and the upper like the lower, and when you make male and female into a single one, so that the male will not be male nor the female be female, when you make an image in place of an image, then you will enter.”
- Jesus, Gospel of Thomas: 22