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The Thyroid is responsible for the production of hormones that can regulate the functions of our entire metabolism. When this gland is not functioning adequately it can be accountable for many different types of unbalanced situations in various degrees of severity, and many times they can be ignored, where-as others can be so accentuated that they can be seen as life threatening. The thyroid secretes the hormone that controls the heart beat, blood pressure, mental activities and other diverse functions of the human metabolism in general.
The Yogis from India teach that the throat chakra’s root comes from the Thyroid gland. They say this chakra has a lotus with 16 petals, a marvelous gland that presents a glowing auric field that is ecstatic; they refer to it as an amplified ear that is able to register frequency waves or sounds that are not necessarily audible to our human ears. This amplified ear is called Clairaudience; therefore the Throat chakra is the center of this Clair. They also teach that it is through the throat chakra and the thyroid development that we reach the “conceptual synthesis” of consciousness. They insist that matter is nothing but condensation of the ether and the ether is the condensation of the Tattwa Akasha. For the Yogis, Akasha is the primordial sound or vibration of the universe, and its instrument in humans is the throat chakra.
The level of spiritual attainment through the development of this center is so great, that Tradition teaches that though the improvement of the thyroid center, humans can learn how to regulate and control the Akasha element which would enable the soul to continue to exist even during the long nights of Brahma, or the nights of the great Pralaya.
The thyroid is located in the anterior part of the neck, and it produces the hormones T3 and T4, which regulate our growth, digestion and metabolism.
The thyroid is a red gland which is formed by two lobes united by an isthmus forming a perfect triangle, much like the forming of a butterfly. The wings are lobes present on the side of the throat.
The two lobes of this gland are situated on both sides of the laryngeal prominence, commonly known as the Adam’s apple.
Rosicrucian doctors reassure that the thyroid gland is influenced by the planet Venus, and the Parathyroid glands are in turn, influenced by the planet Mars. According to Dr Arnold Krumm-Heller, there is an unending energy battle between these two sets of glands.
 The laryngeal prominence—commonly known as the Adam’s apple—is a feature of the human neck. This lump, or protrusion, is formed by the angle of the thyroid cartilage surrounding the larynx. The term “Adam’s Apple” is derived from the forbidden fruit in the Biblical account of the lives of Adam and Eve (although the name of the fruit is not mentioned in Genesis) and refers to the prominence of the lump in males (hence, Adam) more than females.
 Parathyroid glands (we all have 4 of them) are normally the size of a grain of rice. Occasionally they can be as large as a pea and still be considered normal.
Eckhart discusses the transpersonal nature of thought, and how awareness arises both individually and collectively.
“Each soul enters with a mission.
We all have a mission to perform. ”
Within the scope of the teachings of Edgar Cayce, it is said that the hormonal system and the endocrine glands are elements of the natural the pathway for the healing of any illness. According to Cayce, these glands are the point of contact among all our three bodies; in these glands, we can experience the soul and spirit, and through them, these elements can exercise influence the physical vehicle. For Cayce, any healing or cure would start in the glandular system, undoubtedly because he believed that all the human activities, all our dispositions, temperament and diversity of nature is the blossom of the action of these glands.
The glands are related to the purpose of renovation of cells, degeneration and also their rejuvenation. They allow not only the production of the potential physical energy needed by the body for its metabolic functions, but also cooperate in the production of energy to be directed to the mental and the spiritual bodies. Cayce believed that the endocrine system was a pathway to reach and understand God.
The idea of thinking about the glands as connective points that link us with our spirit is not really a novelty. For the philosopher Plato, the thymus was an organ that was part of the soul; it would express our pride, indignation, our shame and the need of validation. For Plato, the thymus was a warrior aspect of us, from our internal life. Without the thymus, he says, man would be nothing but a very intelligent animal, with a brain and control of physical activities, but with no moral autonomy.
It is through these amazing mini-powerhouse-chakras that our physical body receives the energy to perform healing inside of itself. Our mental attitudes are not detached from our physical behavior, such as our tone of voice, the way we look at things, the way we judge and react to our immediate reality; everything is influenced by our endocrine system because they act directly over our sensorial system.
When Cayce talks about the glands being the major key of orchestrating all the activities of the physical body, including its manifestations and perceptions, he also mentions as the major centers of this power, the Pineal, Pituitary, Thymus, Thyroid, Adrenals and sexual glands; even knowing that there are other glands inside of the human body.
In the Hindu tradition, there are other important organs pertaining of all the human bodies; the chakras. The chakras are the keys for the human personality, and they act just as a gland, with precise function to process, and metabolize energy and keep it distributed through the entire system. Each one of these centers detains a colorful vibration, one of the four elements, an astrological sign and the influence of one planet.
The Pituitary and Pineal glands are the highest glands located inside our bodies. They are related to the Light that can develop only though silence. The Pineal gland is the initial point in the construction of the embryo inside of the mother’s womb. The Thyroid is activated when one decides to take action. These three glands are majorly developed during the period of adulthood. Until such a time, the gifts related to each of these centers can only be felt lightly. Adulthood can bring skilled abilities to life, such as correct and pondered speech, clear vision, right judgment, analytic skills and also wisdom. The last chakra to fully develop is always the Heart chakra.
For Cayce, the adrenals are the center of our emotional life, and they can affect greatly our solar plexus. The Sexual glands are for him the motor energy behind our physical bodies.
Cayce explains that in production and circulation of negative feeling such as hate, and attitudes such as aggressiveness, all the glands are involved.
In his analysis, Cayce also believes that every illness infiltrates itself into a body though the venomous secretions produced by the glands while they are influenced by negative emotions and feelings. The opposite would be also true according to him, because a healing of an ailment could be found through a positive attitude and the correction of vibrational fields through the practice of meditation.
The earth energy chakra system allows us to experience a sense of oneness with other beings living on earth. The earth ego and survival energy category (plant kingdom, animal kingdom, water mass and life in it). The earth heart and soul energy category (element of earth, element of air, element of fire, and element of water).
The earth advancement and intelligence energy category (weather, communication, and balance of life). Just sit back enjoy the music and scenery as you ask for healing energy for yourself and other beings living on earth from the bottom of your heart. Just have fun doing it. Please give us your feedback about what you felt. Share it with friends. Love
Two kites, a partial mystic rectangle and *two six-pointed stars* in March!!!
A rare and complex set of aspects dominate March’s chart. This chart takes us close to the frontiers of astrological understanding. It also takes us over a threshold into a different kind of energetic space, one with a distinctly spiritual component.
The focus changes from big, headline-making aspects and major events to a dense, highly charged primal energetic blend aimed at individuals and isolated processes. The focus will be on countless small events and opportunities affecting countless lives separately. A deeply complex energetic atmosphere in which trends are hard to spot and predictions are hard to make.
The Great Invocation is known as the “Invocation for Power and Light” in the archives of the Masters. In these archives, it has a symbol beside it which indicates the era or period it can be used, the Tibetan tells us. “It is interesting to us,” he adds, “that the evolution of humanity is in line with the indicated timing.”
From the point of Light
Within the Mind of God,
Let light stream forth into the minds of men.
Let Light descend on Earth.
From the point of Love
Within the Heart of God
Let love stream forth into the hearts of men.
May Love increase on Earth.
From the Center
Where the Will of God is known
Let purpose guide our wills
the purpose which the Masters know and serve.
From the center which we call Humanity
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
And may it seal the door where evil dwells.
Let Light and Love and Power
Restore the Plan on Earth.
Images merged with paraphrases from the writings of priest-scientist Teilhard de Chardin, help us to see God every-where. This is except from part 1 of the DVD and Book “World Alive with Loving God” by Len Sroka, Seescapes Publishing.
42. The Duck Dinner
43. The Rigged Game
44. Confiscation and Inflation
“I have three treasures. Guard and keep them: The first is deep love, the second is frugality, and the third is not to dare to be ahead of the world. Because of deep love, one is courageous. Because of frugality, one is generous. Because of not daring to be ahead of the world, one becomes the leader of the world.”
~ Lao Tzu
Lao Tzu was the most famous philosopher, mystic and alchemist in China. He is the author of the Tao Te Ching, or the Way. He is regarded as one of the foundation stones of Taoism. Originally, the word Tao meant a specific line of action, probably a military one, because the ideograms that compose this word mean “feet” and “leader”. Lao Tzu interpreted the Tao as a way, the essence of the Universe. In a written poem Lao Tzu describe “the Way” as the emptiness that cannot be filled, but from where everything manifests from.
In his most famous image, Lao Tzu is portrayed as riding a buffalo, because the domestication of this animal is associated with the Path of Enlightenment in Zen Buddhist traditions.
“Don’t think you can attain total awareness and whole enlightenment without proper discipline and practice. This is egomania. Appropriate rituals channel your emotions and life energy toward the light. Without the discipline to practice them, you will tumble constantly backward into darkness.”
~ Lao Tzu
It is believed that he lived to be 160 years old. In his old age he received the visit of Confucius, who witnessed Lao Tzu reprimanding a young disciple for being too ambitious and prideful. Ancient tales said that Confucius was so impressed by the way of discipline of Lao Tzu that he compared him to a flying Dragon that can reach heavens and winds.
“I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.”
He is considered by some to be just a mythical figure in the unconventional universe of ancient legends. One of these tales declares that he was born already with an appearance of an aged man, from which he received the name Lao Tzu, which means literally, “old sage”. Others consider this legend to be just a metaphor to describe the antiquity of Taoism and its philosophical concepts which were antecedents of the Tao Te Ching itself.
“The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.”
Many consider Lao Tzu as a great philosopher and he is often venerated as a saint. He was an expert on the art of living a simple but fully spiritual life. From his teachings we can gather some important precepts that can serve as guides throughout our own life journeys.
On Being Humble
Lao-Tzu-Riding-an-Ox_Humanity-Healing“Great acts are made up of small deeds.”
~ Lao Tzu
The Master explains the concept of humbleness through the analogy with water. Comparing the Human being to the water, he says that the good individual is like water, nurturing and maintaining life but never trying to conquer the elevated positions.
“In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it”
The water is content in keep its dominions at the lower levels because it knows that the oceans control the flow of all the currents and rivers because they are in a lower position than they are.
He also explains that there is nothing more flexible than water, but nothing can surpass it when it refers to weakening the hard rock. In other words, the weak can win over the strong and the soft can conquer the rigid, just by being malleable and humble.
“Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you”
If you want to receive, you need to first give, which is the law of the seeds and the wise harvest. This precept conceives a humble attitude before the people in your life and life in general, remembering that we are all in the same path of learning and all deserve respect. In summary, there is no one that deserves hatred and everyone is in the pursuit of happiness.
“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you”
On Being Kind and Compassionate
Lao-Tzu_small-steps_kaizen_Humanity-Healing“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.”
The master Lao Tzu related two big treasures of the soul; compassion and the humble desire of just being the self by disregarding the impulses of the Ego to be always the first in everything. In learning compassion, one develops the genuine interest for the well-being of others, meaning that they will not forget them in their path of development and self-enlightenment.
“Treat those who are good with goodness, and also treat those who are not good with goodness. Thus goodness is attained. Be honest to those who are honest, and be also honest to those who are not honest. Thus honesty is attained.”
Lao Tzu illustrates this concept of being Compassionate and Kind again through the malleable configuration of the water and its relationship as the essential element of life. He says that while a person is alive, their body is flexible and soft; but when they die, the body becomes hard and rigid. The same phenomenon happens to plants; while alive they are vibrant and bendable, but they become dry and breakable when they die.
“Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it”
Consequently, to be inflexible and rigid is to be like one is actually dead. Maintaining yourself docile as the water, open and malleable, prepared to bend and render when it is necessary will lead the soul to the path of success.
On Limiting Desire
Lao-Tzu_Deity_Humanity-Healing“He who is contented is rich”
~ Lao Tzu
The ancient Master Lao Tzu affirms that people that take less will always have more. People with insatiable desires end up becoming obsessed with the object of their “affection” which tends to throw their energies, and their thought processes, out of control. To Lao Tzu, greed without limits constituted the worse of the vices. If you work towards being content with what you have, you would find that you already have enough to be happy. One can easily reach Peace of Spirit when you limit the amount of desires to manifest in your life.
“The sage does not hoard. The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself, the more he gives to others, the more he gets himself. The Way of Heaven does one good but never does one harm. The Way of the Sage is to act but not to compete.”
One Step at a Time
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
~ Lao Tzu
It is always better to deal with facts and situations while they are small, before they become bigger and more difficult. If one is planning to reach a big goal, one should establish a series of small steps that would guide one safely to the destination. This is essentially the principal of Kaizen: progress through small increments.
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