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I've been trying to understand how our chakras play into politics and found an excellent website which I'm recommending as reading on this topic. (see below)  It confirms my suspicions that Americans, at least as a society, are stuck somewhere between the first and second chakras.  Let me explain.  The chakra system is based on a range of emotions that exist in human beings.  We all have these same emotions, ie, fear, hate, anger, love, hope, shame, courage, honesty, etc.  They are part of our psychological make-up, and what we do with these emotions determines our level of enlightenment.  Studying about the chakras is a way to learn about human behavior in others as well as yourself.  Written about more than 5,000 years ago, chakras have formed the basis for all wholistic medicine as well as current day psychology.  It takes a jumble of powerful emotions and sorts them out so that we can better understand how to respect our feelings and manage them to make us happier, more well-balanced individuals.

The first and second chakras are tied to our most unenlightened, base responses for survival and personal safety.  The higher the chakra, the higher the state of consciousness.  A good example of an unenlightened society would be denying fundamental health care to those who need it - and don't we all need health care?  When we lookout for the good of many, we are coming from a higher, more evolved consciousness.  Below is part of an article about this subject, but I hope you'll jump on their website and read the whole thing.

 The Svādhishthāna Chakra lies about three centimetres above the Mūlādhāra Chakra between the coccyx and the sacrum. It marks the second stage of human evolvement.  The colour of the Svādhishthāna Chakra is ORANGE, the colour of fire. This colour symbolises purification, activity, joy, hope and self-confidence, and shows that the energy of the Svādhishthāna Chakra has become active. In earlier periods of evolvement the seat of the Kundalinī Shakti was located in this Chakra, but in Kali Yuga , our present age, spiritual energy has sunk down into the Mūlādhāra Chakra (first chakra) – into unconsciousness - because of the rampant materialism and egoistic behaviour of humans.

 Through work on the Svādhishthāna Chakra we are able to bring our baser instincts under control, transform them and ultimately transcend them.

The level of consciousness of the Svādhishthāna Chakra is the SUBCONSCIOUS, the sphere of consciousness that lies between sleeping and waking. We have a vague idea of what is contained here, but no complete or clear knowledge

 In the course of our life the Kundalinī occasionally awakens and rises to the Svādhishthāna Chakra. However, here it comes up against the barrier of our negative qualities such as envy, desire, jealousy, rage and greed. These block the energy so that it again returns to the first or Mūlādhāra Chakra. And in this way the consciousness of many people continues to oscillate between the two lowest Chakras without ever being able to rise higher.

To break this cycle is not an easy undertaking, as we face an army of innumerable detrimental emotions, prejudices, resentments and fears that have accumulated during the course of many lives. The only thing we achieve if we fight against them forcefully is that they will either persist even more stubbornly, or recede into the depths of the subconscious and hide. Only when we consciously let go are we able to free ourselves from them.

But letting go can be extremely difficult. We would, in fact, be very happy to be free of our fears and complexes, but somehow we do not dare let go of these qualities; instead we hold onto them firmly and nourish them. The ego leads us to believe that we would lose our identity and personality if we renounced them. And it is here in the Svādhishthāna Chakra that the ego fights with all possible means to retain its supremacy.

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