The stream of thought flows in a spiral. It has no beginning or end. Within that stream, a thought is like a particle.
Entering this stream can be chaotic, turbulent, a wild ride! So for this exercise, let us prepare by breathing to enter into the inner stillness. From here, we see the stream and the particles.
When we choose a thought, there is an exchange of energy. The thought influences our vibration; and we change its vibration.
So here you are, sitting in a meadow, next to a fast-flowing stream. You see several objects floating in the stream. One catches your attention and you pick it up. Examine your choice, absorb its gift, then let it go. Go one step higher. Examine the thought, absorb its message, surround it in loving light, then let it flow.
In this way, ideas come to us – the same idea to many people. Some will give it wings, others will let it go. In this way, a thought may come that you want to keep. It can be an idea, a memory, an opinion, or even emotional thoughts.
What thoughts find safe harbor within you? If they raise the vibration, let them stay. If they lower it, release them. This is your choice.
This is the gift of the Anahata and Vishuddha chakras. Yogis have called the anahata (heart chakra in English) the center of perception, insight and direct cognition and Vishuddha (throat chakra in English) as the center of inner light, personal responsibility and universal love.
© 2015 Meenakshi Suri