The Luminous Energy Field contains an archive of all of our personal and ancestral memories, of all earlylife trauma, and even of painful wounds from former lifetimes. These records or imprints are stored in full color and intensity of emotion. Imprints are like dormant computer programs that when activated compel us toward behaviors, relationships, accidents, and illnesses that parody the initial wounding. Our personal history indeed repeats itself. Imprints of physical trauma are stored in the outermost layer of the Luminous Energy Field.
Emotional imprints are stored in the second layer, soul imprints in the third, and spiritual imprints in the fourth and deepest layer. Imprints in the Luminous Energy Field predispose us to follow certain pathways in life. They orchestrate the incidents, experiences, and people we attract to ourselves. Imprints propel us to recreate painful dramas and heartbreaking encounters, yet ultimately guide us toward situations wherein we can heal our ancient soul wounds.
The Luminous Energy Field contains a template of how we live, how we age, how we heal, and how we might die. When there is no imprint for disease in the Luminous Energy Field, recovery from an illness happens at tremendous speed. By the same token, imprints for diseases can depress the immune system, and it can take an extremely long time for us to regain our health during an illness. None of us wants to spend months convalescing when we could have recovered in a matter of days or weeks.
When we erase the negative imprint that caused the onset of illness, the immune system can rapidly eradicate the disease.
In the outermost layer of the Luminous Energy Field is the membrane or “skin” of the luminous body.
This membrane serves as a defensive cocoon in the same way the skin is the protective membrane of the body. The imprints of physical trauma and disease are etched onto this membrane like designs cut
IMPRINTS OF HEALTH AND DISEASE
Imprints are formed when the negative emotions that accompany trauma are not healed. Imprints in the Luminous Energy Field can arrange strange and apparently unrelated events in the outside world. They can orchestrate our meeting love partners who all have the same toxic personality traits. They can strand us in the oddest places to come upon someone we are destined to meet; they can program us to be in the vehicle hit by oncoming traffic or in the one that just missed the accident.
The healer is interested in draining the toxic emotional energy around an imprint and then erasing the imprint itself. The first stages of the Healing the Light Body training consists of a deep clearing or “scouring” of our Luminous Energy Field. The student no longer identifies with her personal history.
Thus the Navajo medicine woman is able to say, “the mountain am I, the rivers am I” Healers may have suffered loss, hunger, pain, and abuse, but they understand that above all they are travelers on a great journey through infinity.
This is the goal of healing through the Illumination Process. I am not very interested in working within my client’s stories, the way the psychotherapist is. I am interested in assisting clients to realize that they are not their stories, not actors in a script written by their mother or father or by the culture or time they
happen to be living in, but storytellers. To do this I have to access the underlying imprint in the Luminous Energy Field.
THE ANATOMY OF CHAKRAS
Regardless of where they were born, everyone has a skeleton with the exact same number of bones. In the same way, we all share the same luminous anatomy, which includes the chakras and the acupuncture meridians. The chakras are swirling disks of energy. The word chakra means “wheel” in Sanskrit. They spin three to four inches outside the body and link to our spine and central nervous system. The chakras are a direct pipeline to the human neural network.
They rotate clockwise, in the same direction that the spiral arms of the galaxy revolve. Each chakra has a unique frequency that we perceive is one of the seven colors of the rainbow. The chakras in a newborn child display their pure color, from red in the first chakra to violet in the seventh. As we grow older the color in our chakras becomes dull. The trauma and loss in our lives leave their toxic residues behind. The sludge that adheres to a chakra does not permit it to vibrate at its pure frequency, and physical aging is accelerated. When a shaman completes her healing process her chakras become clear. They spin freely and vibrate with their original purity again.
The Amazon shamans believe that when you clear all your chakras you acquire a “rainbow body.” Each center vibrates at its natural frequency, and you radiate the seven colors of the rainbow. According to legend, when you acquire the rainbow body you can make the journey beyond death to the Spirit world.
You are able to assist others in their healing, and you can die consciously since you already know the way back home.
The jungle shamans believe death is a great predator that stalks each and every one of us. They say that many illnesses are caused by the death that festers within us. These medicine people believe that death (or lifelessness, as I prefer to think of it) claims us little by little, until one day we realize that we are more dead than alive. I’ve seen it happen to many persons, and I believe this condition is rampant in America today. When your chakras are clear you are no longer stalked by death.
You are claimed by life, and therefore you can never be claimed again by death. The flag of the Inka nation is the rainbow, which holds a very special place in their mythology. You can see it flying over the rooftops of Cusco even today.
The Earth Chakras
The five lower chakras, from the root to the throat, are nourished primarily by the Earth. Imagine a tree whose roots go deep into the ground. The nutrients it draws from the Earth are carried up the trunk to the highest branches. The sunlight it absorbs through the leaves is turned into energy that in turn is transferred all the way to the roots.
The four upper chakras are fed primarily by the energies of the Sun, our star. The skygod religions emphasize the development of the upper chakras to the neglect of the lower. The skygod civilizations perfected technology, reason, and logic. The Earthgoddess religions emphasize the lower chakras to the neglect of the upper ones. These civilizations remained agrarian cultures with little interest in Westernstyle progress while achieving advancement in astronomy, philosophy, and architecture (the Chinese discovered gunpowder but used it only for fireworks; it took the Europeans to use it for warfare). I believe that today we must develop the gifts of both the Earth chakras and the sky chakras.
Like the organs in the body, each chakra performs a unique function. The first and second chakras digest emotional energies, churning them over to draw out nutrients.
When the first chakra is disconnected from the Earth, the lower centers are unable to expel emotional wastes. There is no exit channel. These wastes turn into toxic sludge that adheres to the walls of a chakra and slows its spinning. When sludge builds in our second chakra (where the fightorflight response resides) we interpret the world as hostile and aggressive.
The solar plexus, heart, and throat chakras (third, fourth, and fifth) are nurtured by the finer energies of love, compassion, and empathy. They are not equipped to digest emotions of any kind. (We get in trouble when we try to digest heavy emotions and feelings with our heart chakra –we get emotional heartburn.) The sky chakras are fed by the subtlest spiritual energy.
The Sky Chakras
In the sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth chakras development becomes transpersonal. We explore increasingly subtle domains. Stepping beyond death was the attribute of the sixth chakra; mastery of time was the attribute of the seventh; invisibility the attribute of the eighth; and the ability to keep a secret was the attribute of the ninth.
THE SIXTH CHAKRA
The sixth chakra, or third eye, is located in the middle of the forehead. In the Hindu traditions it is thought to be the third eye of Shiva, who grants knowledge of perfect truth and nonduality. We express the divine within ourselves, and we see the divine in others. You realize that you are an eternal being inhabiting a temporal body.
When the sixth chakra is malfunctioning, the individual confuses information with knowledge. He feels he has attained great spiritual truths, when all he has is a collection of facts. Shamans know how to make it rain without being able to explain that water is made up of hydrogen and oxygen atoms. Spiritual materialism is an endemic dysfunction of the thirdeye chakra.
An awakened third eye allows the shaman to know who he is. It gives him knowledge of the past and future and allows him to envision alternative destinies.
THE SEVENTH CHAKRA
The crown chakra at the very top of the head is our portal to the Heavens, in the same way that the first chakra is the portal to the Earth. Luminous threads from this center reach up to the stars and to our destinies. The Earth protects us and nurtures us with her life force, and the Heavens propel us toward our becoming.
The lesson of the seventh chakra is mastery of time. When we break free of linear, causal time, we are no longer in the tyrannical grip of the past. Today is no longer the result of an earlier incident, and we experience freedom from cause and effect. Whereas in the sixth chakra, the healer acquires knowledge of past and future events, when she awakens the gifts of the seventh chakra she is able to influence those events.
The negative expression of the seventh chakra is spiritual regression masquerading as enlightenment. In our culture of instant gratification, spiritual seekers often want to leapfrog over the work of the lower chakras.
Those who have mastered the seventh chakra attain unusual powers including remembering ancient memories belonging to the collective consciousness of humanity.
THE EIGHTH CHAKRA
The eighth chakra is the wiracocha, or “source of the sacred.” This chakra resides a few inches above the head, and when awakened shines like a radiant sun inside the Luminous Energy Field.
The information fields in the eighth chakra act as the template to create the physical body. This chakra is like a carpenter who builds a chair (the physical body) and later burns it in his fireplace. The carpenter feels no loss, as he knows that he can simply build another out of new wood. The eighth chakra is unaffected by the death of the body. If an imprint of disease exists in this chakra, it is like a design flaw that is replicated with each new chair.
The negative expression of this chakra is cosmic horror, such as is experienced by those caught between the worlds of spirit and matter.
The attribute of the eighth chakra is invisibility. In this center we become aware of the Beholder (known in Buddhism as the Witness) a self that has been present from the beginning of our spiritual journey. Now disengaged from the mind, it is able to behold the mind with all of its dramas without subscribing to them. The Beholder witnesses our life unfolding, and understands that all of the stories we use to describe ourselves are only stories. Beholder perceives everything but cannot itself be perceived, because it cannot be turned into an object of perception. The Beholder is invisible because it cannot be beheld.
Eventually, the Beholder will begin to reveal its own source, which is Spirit, or the ninth chakra. The eighth chakra resides within the Luminous Energy Field. It hovers above the head like a spinning sun. It is our connection with the Great Spirit, the place where God dwells within us.
We see this chakra illustrated as the light surrounding Christ and as the fire that descended upon the apostles at Pentecost, when they received the gift of the Holy Spirit. When we die, the eighth chakra expands into a luminous globe and envelops the other seven chakras in a vessel of light. After a period of atonement and purification, the eighth chakra manufactures another body, as it has done again and again over so many lifetimes. It leads us to our biological parents, and to the best life (not the easiest!)to acquire the experience we need to grow spiritually. The charged traumatic memories of our previous incarnation are transfused into our next body as imprints in our Luminous Energy Field.
The eighth chakra’s source is the ninth chakra, Spirit. The ninth chakra resides outside the Luminous Energy Field and extends throughout the cosmos. It is the heart of the universe, at one with the Great Spirit. The eighth chakra is where God dwells within us, and the ninth chakra, the part of us that dwells within the Creator.
The eighth chakra corresponds to the Christian concept of the soul, which is personal and finite. The ninth chakra corresponds to Spirit, which is impersonal and infinite.
THE NINTH CHAKRA
The ninth chakra resides at the heart of the Universe, It is outside time and space; it extends through the vastness of space and connects to the eighth chakra by a luminous cord.
The ninth chakra is the Self that has never been born and will never die. This Self is prior to time, and it never enters the river through which time flows. It is prior to space and existed before the Universe manifested. This is the self that never left the Garden of Eden.
~ From Alberto Villoldo at http://www.munayki.org/MunayKi_The_Chakras.html
Source: http://www.awakeningtograce.org/uploads/9/8/1/8/9818155/9chakras.pdf (See also for the text on the first to sixth chakras.)