How do Celestial Energies affect us?
Everything in the Universe is connected through energy. Life itself is influenced by cosmic energies, magnetic fields and solar energy apart from electromagnetic fields and radiations.
To live a healthy mental and physical life, human beings need to align nature’s energies with their own energy centres or chakras. The practice of cleansing the mind, body and soul through meditations and harnessing universal energy is an age-old, time-tested process towards achieving inner peace. However, this is not always possible due to our day-to-day lives.
Energy manifests itself in various forms; in fact, there is a continuous flow of energy between human beings and their physical surroundings. One of the ways of harnessing universal energy is through the Chinese science of Feng Shui which focuses on the flow of energy, and has its roots in solar energy.
While applying this science, it is vital to take into account specific periods of the year relating to the distance between the sun and the earth, in particular the change in the gravitational pull. The Chinese symbol Yin-Yang refers to the earth’s movement around the sun, the subsequent changes in energy as well as seasonal changes. It also signifies day and night.
There are specific phases in the calendar where energy is at its peak: the Solstice and Equinox. The word ‘solstice’ comes from the Latin solstitium which means ‘Sun stands still’. The word ‘equinox’ comes from the Latin aequinoctium which means ‘equal day and night’. In other words, during solstice, the day is the longest and it is also the point during the earth’s orbit around the sun at which the sun is at its greatest distance from the equator. During equinox, the day is equal to night because the sun is closest to the equator. There are two solstice points: during summer and winter, and two equinox points: during spring and autumn. Each of them corresponds to one of the four cardinal signs of the zodiac, which, in astrology, are known as angles and are the points of energy manifestations.
Cosmic vibrations and energies are at their peak during solstice and equinox, and they are highly beneficial to living beings if one is able to connect during this phase and draw in the energy. Most spiritual pursuits and meditation happen during such phases.
Such energies enter into the human body through the crown or sahasra chakra. Energy centres or chakras in the human body process energy as it passes through the entire human body system. For the crown chakra to be active, the other chakras in the body—namely the solar plexus, the heart chakra and the root chakra—also need to be clean and active. It is said that when the crown chakra is sufficiently activated, the 12 inner petals open and turn upwards like a golden cup or crown or flower in order to receive Divine or universal energy.
Photographs of saints or enlightened souls often depict a halo around their head. This implies that their crown chakra has been highly activated, and therefore the head is illuminated.
The crown chakra, or centre of cosmic consciousness, is also the body’s centre for self-realization. It is connected to the pineal gland. The absorption and channelling of cosmic forces through this energy centre into the meridians or pathways of the body gives rise to an increase in the energy field within and outside the physical body of an individual, which is referred to as an aura.
A person’s aura can be disturbed as the energy constantly interacts with its immediate environment, including other people and man-made energies. This is bound to affect the physical, mental, emotional and spiritually stability of a person.
Cleansing the mind, body and soul regularly through meditative techniques helps maintain proper balance of the chakras, energy flow through the meridians, and expansion of consciousness and aura of the individual. To tap into the cosmic forces on special days like the solstice or equinox through the crown chakra is considered vital by some. This is best done by visualising the ‘Golden Light’.
The sun’s energy is infinite; it appears to be golden yellow when seen through the earth’s atmosphere, although the colour of the sun is white when viewed from outer space. Golden colour is representative of wisdom, joy, hope, strength and opportunities. Therefore, Golden Light encompasses universal energies. When it is channelized into our body regularly, it aids in cleansing the chakras and meridians, and in expanding the consciousness and physical aura of a person.