My Adventures with
Personal Stories of Working with Subtle Energies
During the early training phase by John U.K., I was on a diligent quest to find a new religion or group of people with similar beliefs as I had. I had been raised in a very religious home and community so finding a new religious organization seemed natural. At that time, I was clueless in how to live without a community that wasn't based on a religion. It was all I knew.
John U.K. politely sat back and patiently waited for me to travel this path and have some experiences. I continued to study religious books. He would say, “how does it feel?” I would then sit back and tune into my feelings. I was surprised how empty I was left after reading these books. I felt totally unsatisfied, almost as if I had been feeding on air rather than food.
I later learned that part of these feelings was my awareness that was coming from the energy of my 2nd chakra. I was learning that the 2nd chakra energy was helping me to discern truth. As a teacher, you allow the student to make have their own experiences and they often make mistakes. It is during these times that lessons can be learned. John U.K, was using this technique to help me learn to discern my feelings when I came across truth and compare it to those feelings when I felt empty.
We would discuss the information in these books and I would argue how this book had millions of followers. John U.K.'s response was, "but how did it make you feel?" I learned it didn't matter if there were followers or not. Truth was truth.
John U.K. used my feelings of when I found something empty and would compare it to those moments when I came across a nugget of truth. The starkness and contrast of my feelings surprised me. When I found something true, it was as if my heart would soar and I knew deep inside it could not be shaken. The contrast was the emptiness when coming across something that was just hollow words.
For me, this was a startling revelation of how powerful feelings could be to help a person discern truth. John UK's comparative exercise was a very effective lesson. Over the years I have read many, many books about religion and spirituality but have found only a handful that even whisper, let alone speak the language to my soul.
If you are pursuing the energy of growing the second chakra, and want to develop and nurture your ability to discern truth, there are many tools available to help you cultivate that energy. In addition, you will also need to tune into your feelings and learn to translate the messages that are coming to your soul. You do this be being aware of your feelings.
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