World AscensionWritten by Theresa Chaze
ASCENSION BY THERESA CHAZE
Ascension is a two-fold process. In order for a species to fully join spiritual realms, ascension must happen both on an individual level and for whole society in which it lives. The spiritual and evolutionary processes are permanently connected. You can not climb spiritual ladder until physical body has been prepared to accept increased bioelectrical impulses. The physical mutations happen over generations as souls chose parents whose genetics will allow them to progress. As more souls become aware of process, they become more discriminating of where they shall incarnate. Therefore, creating an impropriate grouping of higher developed souls in certain regions, while others have a disproportioned of underdeveloped souls. This imbalance is causing many of current social, economic, and cultural problems, which have created fear, hatred and violence. The ascension process is best related to Eastern theories of Chakras. There are seven main chakras. The first is located at base of spine. It is center of survival instinct--the inborn need to fight or flight. It is characterized by fear of unknown. Its energy is seen primarily as red. The second chakra is need to create, whether it is to perpetuate species or in higher developed souls to investigate new ideas, create works of art, and to challenge known knowledge. Its location is two inches below belly button. Its energy pattern is seen as orange. The third chakra is power center of individual. It is where individuals self worth and self-determination blossoms. Yellow is it energy color. The fourth chakra is heart. It is connecting point between lower and higher trines. Whereas three lower are primarily concerned with survival, upper three work on a more ethereal level. The heart is cross over point. When soul reaches this level of development, physical aspects of life where they are person or society generated become less important than needs of species as a whole. Fear of unknown falls away as curiosity and need for wisdom becomes new focal point. This chakra’s energy is seen as green. The fifth chakra is also known as throat chakra. It is beginning of personal truths and courage to speak them. Its energy signature is blue. Purple is color of sixth chakra, which is also known as third eye. It is located on brow between eyes. It is ability to look beyond personal needs and desires for a way to spiritually uplift whole. The crown chakra is located at top of head. Its energy is white. It is at this point person connects directly with her/his soul and has access to infinite wisdom of universes. This is a brief description of individual ascension process. It is separate from whole, yet it is paramount to evolution of species. The ascension of a species follows same procedures, however probability curve for failure is higher with likely hood of increased set backs due to inability of majority of group to rise beyond their fear of unknown. Whereas law of free will gives individual right not to accept change, it is also main cause for slow progress of ascension for whole. In order to proceed, bioelectrical changes need to be disbursed evenly among people to insure genetic ability to rise above fear level. However, transmutation process must be handled with great care. If it proceeds to quickly or under duress, fear factor will rise and opposite effect will occur. Only by stabilizing current culture factors and allowing natives to grow naturally out of fear will general population be able to advance. There is not one set formula to insure success of this project. Each situation and individual must be carefully considered for specific needs. Only by slow deliberation, with patient consideration, will ascension advancement occur. The maturation process of individual is key to general ascension of whole. Only by supporting one will whole find stabilization and ability to grow beyond fear factor. While general ascension process has been frequently stalled and pushed into regression, individual, who have succeeded in their spiritual growth, have maintained their achievements, thereby making forward progress more accessible. These individuals are examples of what may be achieved and by their mere existence fight fear factor. They are guides and signposts their companions need to follow on ascension path out of valley of fear into security of love and wisdom. Only by increasing this number if enlightened souls may ascension of whole be insured. On physical level, process can move forward more rapidly and with little or no regression. Once genetic adaptations have been introduced, they are relatively permanent. Limited by size and physical build, Stone Age individual had limited motion and comprehension of her/his environment. This could be considered first chakra physical stage of development. The primary concern was food, shelter, and security. Once individuals began to develop communities, which grew its own food, established order and claimed turf, second chakra development was achieved. The third level is blossoming of individual. It is at this stage of development that personal needs, desires, and creativity begins to blossom. Individuals set goals for themselves and strove to meet them. Between third and fourth chakra, developmental growth suddenly shifts from physical to emotional and intellectual. The cognitive abilities of brain develop as body is called on to use less instinctive and more abstract thought. Reaching fourth chakra, body has made bioelectrical connections, which makes brain capable of fourth dimensional thinking. The ability of brain to transmit and tolerate higher energy levels makes abstract thought and concepts possible. The fifth chakra opens up souls need to share and redefine new thinking processes, therefore creating dialogues with others which stimulates neurons to higher, more defined synaptic activity. The last two evolutionary developments increase communication between hemispheres of brain, allowing creative, instinctive, and intellectual aspects to combine, which increases brains capacity to more rapidly understand theoretical concepts.
Universal Meaning of Celtic Knotwork Written by Marc Choyt
In spring of 2003, I spent three weeks in city of Chennai, formerly known as Madras, located in Southern India. Each morning, walking before heat of day, I was amazed to see intricate knot work patterns drawn out free hand with flour in front of driveways and gates of homes. These artistic scrolls, I was told by an Indian friend, were offerings to local gods, and were part of a tradition that stretched back into ancient past.
I have seen knot patterns in my travels throughout many parts of world. In Islamic countries where iconography is prohibited, mosques are heavily decorated with knot-like patterns. Stone-carved knot work motifs can be found on ruins from Americas to Hindu iconography of Bali, Indonesia. In Tibet, “eternal knot” is a common symbol representing endless cycles of existence.
The knot work most familiar in West is from Celtic iconography. Though Celts, before Roman Empire, were spread throughout much of Western Europe, we’re most familiar with their designs remaining today in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. On moors, surrounded by winding rock walls and ancient neolithic bridges, this knot work carved in stone transcends time. We know from writings of Romans that Celts believed strongly in sacredness of place. Similar to beliefs of many in South India today, land anchored a particular god or goddess that was meant to be honored, though we do not know whether knot work designs were made as offerings.
The broad spectrum of knot work designs found in many cultures suggests that motif is both universal and rooted in ancient mystery. From most general perspective, knot work iconography can be viewed as a metaphor for our own unique tapestry of experience. On a macrocosmic level, knots express metaphorically that life on earth is deeply interconnected, as illustrated in Spider Women’s web or Great Hoop of Life in Native American stories. As one Native woman told me, if you move a pebble on top of a mountain, you can change course of a mighty river. This is also expressed slightly differently in Biblical aphorism, “We reap what we sow,” which is similar to Eastern understanding of karma. Even physics today speaks of a “unified field.”
Yet it is also true that individual elements of knots hold specific meaning from perspective of sacred geometry. Look around you at different geometric forms. Why is earth, our eyes, trunks of trees circular instead of square? How does circle function in world verses triangle and what does that mean in terms of knot work that uses circular patterns? Here are a few hints to help you with these blueprints.
We speak of a circle of friends and live in circular cycles, such as day and season. Native cultures throughout world hold ceremonies in protective circles. A knot work pattern with circles or variations of circles certainly has some important keys to relationships and community.