You wander from room to room hunting for the diamond necklace that is already around your neck ~ Jellaludin Rumi
The world is meant to be free in You are not beyond love Give up all else other than the place of true belonging Anyone or anything that does not bring you alive is too small for you ~ David Whyte
The words and concepts pointed to in these verses are wonderful, but how do we bring them into reality? With a map and some new skills!
Chakras as a Map of Consciousness
A map helps to guide any journey. The chakra system offers a map that brings clarity to both who we truly are and where we stand presently on our life path. Without a map we are too close to things to see their reality, as Rumi’s words remind us. A map brings clarity and definition, and provides a well thought out path toward our aspirations. A map is a great beginning but we also need effective means to travel the territory laid out by the map. All beautiful thoughts, goals, dreams and desires simply hang in the air until we have the means to bring them to life.
Effective Tools Engage the Chakras (“organs” of the human energy system)
Techniques that use energy and consciousness provide the most effective means of bringing concepts from the realm of thought into the reality of experience. This book, combined with the recordings described throughout, has been set up to give you a map, a means, and support on your journey from concept to reality. You may choose to use the information and techniques in these pages from beginning to end, or settle into a specific section that calls to you at this time. Obviously your commitment, attention, and intention will affect your outcome with the information and techniques. As you use even some of the methods available to you here, you will notice a shifting of stress; your perceptions of life; people, places, and events; and most importantly, yourself.
Conscious Energy Management is Beneficial in all Aspects of Life
The greater your involvement with developing a conscious connection to and management of your energy the more benefit you will see in your personal growth, relationship to core power, capacity to flow more easily with change, connection to inner peace, and freedom of expression of your uniqueness and creativity. May the information and methods contained in this book and the accompanying recordings bring you ease, peace, and a deep wellspring of strength and support as you travel on your path.
Excerpted from the Introduction to Fully Human, Fully Alive: Embodying the Wisdom of the Chakras