When a human being’s chakra system transforms life’s subtle and not so subtle energies into a higher state of consciousness, the mastery of internal chaos becomes possible. Meditation is a key to inner awareness, not just Kundalini yoga, but any meditation practice that strengthens the Hara, the sex chakra, and the chakra at the base of the spine. Once we ground ourselves and develop our core, simple gratitude will open the heart chakra, fill us with love, and give us enough inner strength to live with quiet minds. The heart chakra is like a flower. It needs a stem and roots to blossom, and a quiet mind will receive knowledge and wisdom that emanates from the source of all creative energy in the universe.

If meditation practice skirts practical living and severs ties with basic life activities such as work, love, sex, family, social interaction, etc., it keeps us from embracing the full extent of our karma.

Much has been written about Tantra’s esoteric nature, but little about its practical use.  If Tantra has no practical application to a meditator’s life, it’s nothing more than an arcane subject that titillates ego, intellect, and the mind’s need to file facts. If meditation practice skirts practical living and severs ties with basic life activities such as work, love, sex, family, social interaction, etc., it keeps us from embracing the full extent of our karma. The energy of Tantra can guide a practitioner through every part of their day. It’s not a useless form of intellect that preys insatiably on wayward sexual appetites; it’s more than just fodder in tabloid magazines that titillate the yoga set. It reveals to us that life, itself, is the temple, and that every manifestation of life is sacred… an opportunity for us to learn and grow.

A mastery of Tantra transforms a conceptualized, premeditated and well-formulated view of what’s right and wrong into a state of not knowing the answer to anything.  We’re like children at play in a sacred landscape. Life’s cyclical changes and constant improvisations tickles our hearts and awakens us from an etherized sleep. Practical living turns sacred when we develop heightened consciousness. The ordinary becomes extraordinary: paradise and genesis exist in the “now.” We don’t have to defend what we see; we’re no longer hindered by an overactive mind littered with banalities that stink from self-image and ego. Our internal Pandora’s Box of tension, transforms itself into hallowed ground when meditation practice strengthens the core of our being, opens our hearts, and quiets our minds. “Inner peace” is no longer a slogan that resonates with impossibility, but a day-to-day reality that gives us the strength to live in the world and be free of the world at the same time…

(To be continued…)