The seventh chakra possesses the energy of the spirit. It is located at the crown of the head, in that soft spot we can feel on babies when they are born. It’s called different things like intuition, wisdom, connection to higher spirit and God. What I have found, though, is that the name really doesn’t matter. What matters most is that we feel this connection, and know when it ignites a different response in us than what we are used to feeling. It’s that spark of indiscernible joy that arrives in the moment for no particular reason.
When it manifests in my life, even if it is just for the very briefest of moments, I pay attention. Just the other day, I was hanging laundry out on the line, on this magnificent morning, and had this flash of awareness shoot through me: “I am so very happy, in this moment, right now.” I have a deeper relationship to this energy through my self care and meditation practices. The more I bring them into my life, the stronger the experience of the Sarasana is. By nurturing a stillness practice, we feed this energy center and allow it to come forth. Otherwise, our fast and fully consumed lives often have us miss this experience.
I have come to treasure this energy. It is my constant companion, and when I pay tribute to it through my practices, it supplies me with all the love, support and confidence I need to get through any situation. Sarasana has taught me how to be faithful, and to believe in what really matters to my heart. It has reminded me not to fall victim to the attachments of the ego through blame, resentment and anger. Because I have become so connected to this energy center, I can very easily detect when a negative emotion has arrived to interfere with my energy.
To help me stay connected to Sarasana, I recite “The At Oneness Petition” by Robert G. Fritchie, below, as a part of my meditation practice each day.
With my spirit I focus Divine Love throughout my system. I surrender my entire being to the Creator. I ask my spirit to identify every situation and every cause that separates me from the Creator and release to the Creator all of those situations and causes. I ask that the Creator heal my system according to Divine will.
The most beautiful part of this petition for me is the line that says, “I ask my spirit to identify every situation and every cause that separates me from the Creator and release to the Creator all of those situations and causes.” The Creator is my seventh chakra and my dearest companion. Now, with Sarasana’s guidance, I have the ability to enjoy a lifelong connection to my spirit.