How to Decide Which Place You Should
by Robert Scheer
If you've read the chapter on Which Sacred Places
Are The Most Powerful, you'll know that different sacred sites have
different energies, which are picked up by one of the body's chakras.
According to many ancient traditions, the human body has seven energy
centers or chakras, and they correspond to different emotions or aspects
of our personality. They are:
- The first or Root chakra, near the base of the
spine, deals with primary issues: survival and safety.
- The second or Sexual chakra, near the pubic bone,
corresponds to sexuality, plus home and family.
- The third or Sun chakra, near the solar plexus,
below the breast bone, is for identity, place and self.
- The fourth or Heart chakra, near the center of
the chest, connects with love, relations, connections.
- The fifth or Throat chakra, deals with
communication and self-expression.
- The sixth or Third Eye chakra, in the center of
the forehead, is for wisdom and seeing the truth.
- The seventh or Crown chakra, at the top of the
head, is for spirituality and connection to higher power.
Contrary to popular belief, the chakras are not
doors or valves which open or close. They cannot become blocked, but they
can be stimulated to help us balance our overall well-being. If someone is
having trouble understanding who she or he really is, it can help to
stimulate chakra #3, etc. Some people who suffer traumas at a young age
find they need work on their Throat chakra to help them be able to express
Remarkably, you don't need to know any of
this in order to benefit from travel to sacred places. You do not need
to know, for example, that (a) you need work on your heart chakra, and
(b) Lake Titicaca is a heart chakra site that might be helpful for you.
The wonderful human mind/body system seems to do all this for us
automatically. Here's how it works...
Suppose you go to a travel presentation where you
see several hundred slides, taken at twenty different sites in a dozen
different countries. It's likely that one or two pictures will really
"jump out" at you. They may seem especially interesting, or
beautiful, or dramatic. Perhaps you'll feel "shivers" when you
see them. If this happens, you're getting a signal about where you need to
It happened for one man when he was simply walking
down the street one day, not thinking about going anywhere. He was walking
by the window of a travel agency when a poster in the window caught his
eye. It was of the giant stone statues on Easter Island. He suddenly felt
an unexplained urge to go to Easter Island. Even more amazing, a short
time later, he happened to receive a free airline ticket to South America!
Taking advantage of this remarkable serendipity, he went to Easter Island,
where he received a message telling him what direction his life should
Most people never experience events quite so
dramatic, but we can learn to become more sensitive to images that we feel
unexplained attractions to. Try going to the library or a bookstore and
thumbing through travel books to see if anything catches your eye. Or,
"surf" through the many different web pages on this
NewAgeTravel.com site and see which ones you feel most interested in. Who
knows where this journey might eventually lead you?
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