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Beyond Projection & Shadow Work

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Beyond Projection & Shadow Work: Introduction, Ego Consciousness, The Voice of the Lower Mind, The Voice of the Higher Mind, The Two Voices, Understanding Projection & Shadow Work, Transcending Projection, The Plan for Enlightenment, and Recommended Reading.

Introduction

Projection is the psychological phenomenon that underlies all interactions and perceptions in ego consciousness. Shadow Work is the practice of becoming aware of the phenomenon of projection and integrating the awareness.

Projection is the mechanism through which the ego disowns aspects of itself by projecting or seeing it in other egos. The ego is inherently unstable and changeable because it’s a temporary phenomenon that has no fundamental reality.

Ego Consciousness

Ego consciousness is the dimension of the thought and experience of separation from our Source. All expressions of consciousness are the domain of duality that originated with the thought of separation or the Big Bang. Everything within this temporary universe is the mental phenomenon of the thought of separation, which organizes itself into time intervals, degrees, dimensions, frequencies, and forms.

Part of this phenomenon are the seemingly individual minds that appear in various dimensions and forms. These individual minds reflect the idea (the mental thought) of separation, and they are the questioning aspect of the one divided mind. They experience duality in their own mind as the voice of the lower mind and Higher Self, or Higher Mind.

The Voice of the Lower Mind

The voice of the lower self, or ego, is the separated aspect that is based on the thought system of fear, pain, guilt, sin, judgment, attack, and every thought perception, or apparent experience that is the inevitable confusion and doubt that arises from the idea of being separate. The ego’s only goal is its own survival because, perceiving itself as separate, it cannot know wholeness, or unity.

The Voice of the Higher Mind

The voice of the Higher Self, or the Higher Mind, is the aspect that is connected to our Source, because complete separation is impossible. The voice of the Higher Self is the connected aspect that is based on the thought system of love, joy, and unity consciousness.

The illusion of separation is like a dream state, and the voice of our Higher Self is the inner guide and intuition that guides us back to rejoin our minds as one. Every single seemingly individual mind in every plane and dimension in all this universe is on this same dream journey, at various time intervals, to various degrees, and we all have one goal and one purpose, to return our mind to our one mind.

The state of One-mindedness is also called Enlightenment. This is our collective destiny that has already been completed, it just appears as if we are each experiencing it in our own timelines. Time collapses as each mind rejoins, and whenever it does anything to reduce the time it needs for the process by listening to the instructions from the Higher Mind to rejoin.

Time will end when we rejoin our Source in timelessness because there will no longer be any need for anything related to the thought of separation, including duality, and time. We return to a state of non-dualism.

The Two Voices

The two voices and their thought systems are irreconcilable. They do not recognize, hear, or validate each other in any way, they are in opposition, they are the duality.

The process of personal transformation and psychological integration that is part of psychotherapy, self-realization, and self-actualization is the step-by-step process to healing the divided mind by accessing the voice of the Higher Self and remembering who and what we are, as part of our source.

Enlightenment is the result of psychological integration and complete release of the ego’s thought system. The state of Enlightenment is One-mindedness where we only hear and listen to the voice of our Higher Self. In this state we transcend the belief in illusions and listen to the voice as it guides us to fulfill our part and purpose in rejoining our minds.

Understanding Projection & Shadow Work

Understanding Projection and Shadow is the first part of the process in recognizing the unreality of the ego and duality consciousness. It can also become a trap because the ego’s only possible desire is for its own survival, because of the fear associated with separation. It cannot understand Enlightenment and it will fear it because it appears to be its undoing, which it is. There is no end to projection for the ego because that is what it is. Once we understand the nature of the ego, we stop trying to integrate it into something it cannot be.

Transcending Projection

Transcending Projection is the process of giving up all investment in the ego’s thought system. In every moment we make a choice between listening to the voice of the ego, or lower mind, and the voice of our Higher Self, or Higher Mind.

There are two parts to this process. The first is true forgiveness. True forgiveness is the accurate response to the awareness of projection because it clears our mental field of the psychological debris associated with the belief in appearances and seemingly separate bodies and minds. To forgive truly simply state that you recognize what is happening is a projection, or ego consciousness, which you now know is a mental illusion, and being unreal you forgive the phenomenon and all you may have associated with it, like it never occurred in the first place.

The second part of the process in transcending projection is the extension of Truth. The extension of Truth is the recognition that any apparent separate mind or body is a part of your one mind and that these are our equal parts, with one Source. This Truth is beyond belief because it is only in duality, or ego consciousness where beliefs are needed due to the inherent instability and uncertainty of the mental phenomenon.

The voice of our Higher Self only speaks for this Truth, love, joy, and unity. As the psychological debris are cleared this voice becomes clearer. It responds to us in every way, but it cannot relate to anything that is not part of the plan to return to one mind. When you ask it then it can translate what you think you perceive into Truth. It communicates without demands and any fear or other ideas that represent the division of fear like guilt, sin, pain, attack, anger, and judgement. It will also teach you how to be vigilant so that you will know the Truth of your Self, and everything we have inherited from our Source. To be vigilant means to always ask what the purpose is of any choice, or action, and if it is in accord with the Higher Mind. Anything in accord with the Higher Mind will be the experience of Truth, love, joy, and unity.

The Plan for Enlightenment

The voice of our Higher Mind or Higher Self knows every seemingly individual mind because it is it. It operates outside of the limitations of duality, time, and space. It recollected itself the instant of the thought of separation. What we experience is the idea of the return to One-Mindedness, which appears to be a plan orchestrated in time and space to help us find our Self, and heal our Mind, like a movie or a dream.

Every seemingly individual mind will find its way back, and each one has its own unique part and timeline to this Destiny. Fulfilling this purpose is the only that that brings true authentic happiness and lasting peace.

As we withdraw our investment and belief in ego consciousness and the dimension of separation, we receive all the guidance and evidence we need to motivate us beyond anything the ego could ever be capable of or conceive.

To join the plan, you must simply be willing to listen, learn, and do what is in accordance with our Higher Mind. This is somethings referred to as “choice-less awareness” because your choice is always for love.

To understand this concept better you can read A Course in Miracles, the Psychotherapy and Prayer Supplements that go with it, and The Disappearance of the Universe by Gary R. Renard. There are other books that have been written on the understanding of the mind in this way that is related to A Course in Miracles, but I have not read them yet, let me know if you recommend any specific one.

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Understanding Beliefs

Understanding Beliefs by Nathalie Strassburg

A guide to understanding beliefs: Introduction, Conscious & Subconscious Beliefs, Conditioned Beliefs, Limiting Beliefs, Core Beliefs, Super Conscious Beliefs, Limiting beliefs & Unfulfilling Relationships, Empowering Beliefs, and Changing Beliefs.

Introduction

Beliefs drive behavior, perception, and experiences. Beliefs are expressions of desires, and they are the thoughts and emotions that create the reality we experience. Beliefs are psychic energy that guide consciousness in every endeavor for creative fulfillment. Energetically they have nothing to do with facts, right, wrong, good, or bad. All beliefs seek fulfillment.

Every person has two sets of beliefs, those we are conscious of and those we are not aware of. Beliefs are anything we subjectively, consciously, or subconsciously, determine to be true for us, or have been conditioned to believe is true.

Beliefs determine what we desire, what we can and want to see, feel, and experience. They are the filters that our consciousness use to navigate the entire field of consciousness. Psychological phenomena like confirmation bias, cognitive dissonance, a range of personality disorders, and social dysfunction is caused by limiting or unhealthy beliefs. That is why two people can literally live in the same house, but experience two completely different realities based on the beliefs they hold true, knowingly, or unknowingly.

Conscious & Subconscious Beliefs

Conscious beliefs are the beliefs we are aware of, they may be conditioned, limiting, or empowering. They are the beliefs we communicate and actively seek to fulfill. Subconscious beliefs are those we are not aware of. Subconscious beliefs are predominantly the unconscious beliefs we were conditioned with through our earliest experiences.

If we hold two conflicting beliefs, conscious and subconscious, the strongest belief will override the other, usually the subconscious ones because they have been operating for a longer time. We know when this is happening in our life because our experiences do not reflect our conscious desires. When we are not consciously looking for feedback, desire to expand our awareness, or open to intuitive guidance, then we will overlook these events and suppress, deny, disown, or dismiss it.

Conditioned Beliefs

Cultural homogenization and social conditioning in early life is basically belief indoctrination. It is a form of complete hypnotization that society is built on. Most people never question their reality or the fundamental things they believe are true. When the basic beliefs underlying a civilization are unhealthy then we have unhealthy societies.

The process of indoctrination relies on the beliefs like if many believe something then it must be true, if someone can experience something or if science can prove its material truth then it must be true. Even if we can experience something it does not make it true for everyone, all the time, under all circumstances. The truth is that everything contains some truth because life is a psychic phenomenon. Just because a belief is shared does not make it true, or empowering. Sometimes culture will provide two opposing beliefs to create the illusion of choice, usually between two limiting beliefs.

Limiting Beliefs

To recognize limiting beliefs, we require intuitive awareness, sincere self-inquiry, and discernment. As we expand our ability to be more discerning we develop greater appreciation for the psychic nature of subjective experience.

Look at beliefs like the database we use to run our lives. Anything that does not fit into the framework we have is simply dismissed or modified to fit. To have a database that is open to change, and evolution requires beliefs that support it, that beliefs can be changed, and that we are open to discovering new things every day, etc. When we have a belief that we can discover limiting beliefs and change them or exchange them for more empowering beliefs then that is what our consciousness becomes capable of finding, experiencing, and creating. Without those core beliefs we will be stuck with the database we have.

Limiting beliefs are like weeds in a garden. They may be conscious or subconscious and can have unintentionally tragic results.

Core Beliefs

Beliefs are also fractal in nature. Some really powerful core beliefs can affect many sub-beliefs. These include beliefs like:

That I create my experience with my thoughts, intentions, beliefs, and emotions. / That I do not create my own experience of reality. (Victimlessness vs Victimization)

That there is a psychic non-material reality that is just as valid or the cause of the material reality. / That the material reality is the only true reality.

Belief in higher intelligence. / Belief that we are the expression of chaos and disorder without intelligence.

Belief that life / the universe can / cannot be trusted.

Belief that we are consciousness with a physical component. / Belief that we are just a body.

Belief in a connected universe. / Belief in a disconnected universe.

Belief that something can / cannot be understood.

Belief that something is possible / impossible.

Words like “always,” “never,” and generalizations generally point to core beliefs.

There is an entire spectrum of beliefs that govern all the lessons we learn in life.

Super Conscious Beliefs

Beyond conscious and subconscious beliefs are the beliefs that made our subjective life experience possible. The unique expression of consciousness that we are exists in the field of consciousness because of beliefs and desires. Our greater body of consciousness is aware of the entire spectrum of consciousness that we are, all probabilities, and all counterparts. It is our greater body of consciousness that can resort to orchestrating intense catalysts to attempt to bring new awareness to us.

We are a part of the evolution of consciousness, and we have a deep desire for greater awareness, that is why we have fields of education, science, religion, technology, and all endeavors that reflect a deep desire for greater awareness and understanding.

Limiting beliefs & Unfulfilling Relationships

Relationships are perhaps the most obvious place where our limiting beliefs are creating issues that dominate individual and collective experience.

For generations we have been sharing limiting beliefs about ourselves, others, the world, and life in general. Toxic relationship dynamics, unfulfilling relationships, dysfunctional relationships, and the personality coping mechanisms that come along with them are based on limiting beliefs.

Someone may consciously believe that love is a wonderful, warm, caring, supportive experience. At the same time, they can hold a subconscious belief that love is dangerous, cold, painful, and unforgiving because that is the environment they grew up in. It is so important to realize that because we can have conscious beliefs we can be completely oblivious to the subconscious beliefs, and even dismiss the idea. When we grow up in an unhealthy environment it is often so subtle even without the conscious awareness or any outright intention or abuse of the parents, caregivers, or teachers. Our life is a printout of our beliefs, and we must examine the evidence we see, and sincerely ask ourselves “What must I believe is true about love in order to be attracted to this, or to experience this?”

Our society is littered with limiting beliefs, both science and religion are fundamentally based on some limiting beliefs. To expand our consciousness, we evolve a whole new understanding of the psychic nature of consciousness and our beliefs, and how they govern every aspect of our personal lives and the collective experiences we are creating in the world.

Empowering Beliefs

Empowering beliefs are not about facts, right, wrong, good, or bad. They are beliefs that empower us as an individual to expand our awareness every day, our whole life long, and that allows for creative fulfillment in every aspect of our being: physically, emotionally, spiritually, and mentally.

Empowering beliefs are our subjective collection of inner truths that we cultivate through our own choice, experience, self-inquiry, evidence, intuition, and observation.

They are empowering because they enable us to create a life we love to live. They are the seeds that allow us to grow beautiful, healthy, and beneficial plants in our psychic garden.

Changing Beliefs

How do we change beliefs? Here are some guidelines.

Choose to sincerely and wholeheartedly believe that beliefs are changeable, regardless of what others think, say, or do, and what is considered fact, right, wrong, good, or bad.

Choose to believe that we can become consciously aware of any limiting, destructive, or sabotaging belief that obscures or limits our ability to be completely fulfilled.

Choose to believe that we are capable of being completely fulfilled in every aspect of our lives.

Choose to believe that we can instruct our subconscious mind to change, delete, update, and modify beliefs.

Take empowered actions, use empowered responses, perspectives, and thoughts to consistently and with determination reprogram ourselves in every way we can.

Instruct our consciousness to be alert for opportunities to reprogram ourselves and consciously participate in this quest every moment of every day.

Use any method available to us to become aware of and improve our belief system such as affirmations, journaling, creative writing, meditation, neuro-linguistic programming, mindfulness training, creative projects, singing, mantras, absorbing media and materials that support the new beliefs, let the new beliefs permeate every thought, word, action, and feeling.

Use the guide to Self-Realization to go through the psychological process of integration that is based on the 64 lessons from the I Ching that covers the spectrum of consciousness. Each lessons contains new empowering beliefs.

Take every action with the intention to create a complete system of empowering beliefs and eradicate limiting beliefs with love and compassion.

Examine every experience, thought, emotion, situation, and event from a whole new perspective, like an investigator, look at it from a psychological and symbolic perspective to understand the beliefs that are involved in every experience.

Create new empowering beliefs whenever there is an opportunity and imprint them into your subconscious through affirmations (thinking, speaking, writing, listening), and seek to find evidence that supports them in an ongoing and determined creative endeavor.

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The Spectrum of Love

The Spectrum of Love by Nathalie Strassburg
  1. Introduction
  2. How to Move Towards Greater Love
  3. The Spectrum of Love:
    1. Root: Survival, Stability, and Safety
    2. Sacral: Sensuality, Sexuality, Relationships
    3. Navel: Life Force, Desire, Emotion
    4. Solar Plexus: Confidence, Self-Assurance
    5. Heart: Potential, Connection, Universal Love
    6. Thyroid: Transformation, Hormones, Metabolism
    7. Throat: Communication, Expression, Authenticity
    8. Eye: Vision, Observation, Creativity
    9. Crown: Knowledge, Imagination, Higher Self-Awareness

Introduction

The spectrum of love is the expression of consciousness. Love is the energy that fuels the desire for consciousness to manifest in infinite forms, probabilities, and dimensions. Love is the frequency that can sustain holistic blending and multiplication of frequencies. Wherever there is a little love there is pain and destruction. Consciousness explores all possibilities in infinite worlds and universes. This dimension (planet) has evolved to experience the desire for greater conscious physical expression and focus. This type of experience leads to little awareness of the spectrum of love, the subconscious, and the source of all creative expression.

The pain, suffering, unfulfillment, disease, and destruction that we experience is simply because of the amount of coherent frequencies of love that we allow. For example any area of the body that experiences illness, pain, or disease is a symbolic representation of a part of us that is asking for love, it is actually a beneficial process that occurs because we can consciously then tend to it. How we tend to it can be empowering or disempowering though. There is nothing intrinsically wrong with this world, collectively we choose experiences like these because of the value they provide in learning the spectrum of love. When we are ready we simply remember love again and move back towards greater coherent frequencies of love.

How to Move Towards Greater Love

To move towards greater love starts within each individual consciousness. For some this is the natural unfolding of the type of life they chose to come and experience at this time. For many this comes through shock, pain, or great suffering that makes the lack of love simply unbearable, and then it triggers the consciousness to decide (consciously or subconsciously) to remember more of itself. Each person is part of a greater body of consciousness and probabilities that is on its own journey in the spectrum of love.

The process of remembering is the expansion of consciousness. The process of transformation is completely subjective in that it happens for each individual when it is their time. This can happen in one lifetime or over many. As we go through this process we expand our awareness, complete lessons, and master ourselves: Self-awareness, Awareness of Others, Awareness of Desire, Awareness of Balance, Awareness of Potential, Awareness of Higher Truth, Awareness of Power, and Higher Self-Awareness. Read more about the complete process of self-realization.

The Spectrum of Love

The best way to understand the spectrum of love is through the body’s energy system. Understanding the spectrum of love gives us a cognitive framework to expand our consciousness, achieve greater degrees of harmony, and experience an abundance of love.

The Human Body Biofield and Chakras with Female Anatomy. View all Biofield and Chakra Images.

Root: Survival, Stability, Safety

At the foundation of our experience love is our connection to ourselves, our body, our greater body of consciousness, the subconscious and the physical world. Every center is important in the expansion of love, the root is the essential foundation because it determines the energy and frequencies we share with the physical expression of consciousness. This is why our world is so focused on survival and anything that symbolically represents survival, stability, and safety like housing, money, food, etc.

It is important to be aware of the symbolic representations of the root in our own life, consciously or in our dreams. They let us know the health of our root system. For example if we have an unhealthy or unstable home life, run out of money easily, or in general feel unsafe, unsatisfied or undernourished it is because we symbolically lacks coherence and love in this center.

To fill this center with love we serve ourselves in whatever way we can. This includes strengthening our body, strengthening the relationship with our body, physical movement, caring for our body, caring for our well-being in whatever way we can, including using verbal and mental affirmations that are life affirming and that make us feel safe. Realize that everything is relative to our own life, no act is too small or irrelevant.

As a test, before you go to sleep tonight, repeat the following affirmation repeatedly until you fall asleep, you can focus and name different areas of your body as you cycle through the repetitions: “I fill every part of myself with love.”

Human Body Chakras Energy Centre 2 Sacral

Sacral: Sensuality, Sexuality, Relationships

The sacral center is our focus of awareness of other parts of ourselves, and others, including our environment, animals, and people. We are not just a body, the rest of our consciousness expresses itself in the environment we find ourselves. Being mindful of the symbolic information contained within our environment, and what we see in others provides us with direct feedback about the health, balance, quantity, and quality of love in this center.

To fill this center with love we use any form of love and nurturing that is available to us. This means you can channel love wherever you are currently projecting love since they are all symbolic representations and highly subjective. For some people this may be self-love, for others this may be towards work, the environment, animals, things, places, or other people. The consequence of giving love and nurturing where you are currently capable of still allows you to embody greater degrees of love and it still benefits the process because is is relative to your own consciousness and development.

Human Body Chakras Energy Centre 3 Navel

The navel center governs our awareness of desire which drives behavior. To fill this center with love we use self-compassion, compassion, empathy, and detachment to develop emotional intelligence and maturity. Our desires and emotions are the symbolic representation of the spectrum of love. When we learn to see desires and emotions as symbolic information we become capable of using them for our greater benefit.

To use desires for our benefit we channel them into any area that we specifically can that can be for our individual or collective benefit in any way. This often includes developing inner balance, releasing resistance to certain emotions or desires, aspiring to emotional and mental freedom, doing things that make us feel better (higher frequency emotions), embracing change as a phenomenon of existence, and making any changes we feel we want or can, to any degree we can in a step by step process.

Human Body Chakras Energy Centre 4 Solar Plexus

Solar Plexus: Confidence, Self-Assurance

The solar plexus center integrates our awareness of self with relationships, desires, and emotions – this awareness allows us to develop our rational self and the ability to learn from our experiences, contemplate, and use judgments for our greater benefit.

To fill this center with love we develop trust in ourselves and life in whatever way we can. This is a very subjective experience and our path to complete trust is a unique journey. To follow this path we start with looking at everything, situations, people, and the past as learning experiences. This objective view allows us to have just enough distance from the experiences to start integrating awareness, lessons, and understanding how things that happen are actually for our benefit.

This process then includes releasing some limiting beliefs, trusting the process of our life, trusting shocking experiences, learning how to spend more time doing things we love, expanding our perspective on life, and developing the ability to be accepting (not necessarily approving) of the things that happen even when we do not understand them. Developing trust in life and our ability to respond to experiences develops confidence and self-assurance.

Human Body Chakras Energy Centre 5 Heart

Heart: Potential, Connection, Universal Love

The heart governs our awareness of our potential. Here we become more consciously aware of the feminine and masculine aspects of our psyche and our greater connection to life and the unseen or subconscious elements of life. We are now in the second phase of expanding our perspective of life.

To fill this center with love we recognize that it is essentially our primary purpose to learn about the spectrum of love. We realize that to achieve a sense of success simply means we embody greater degrees of love within ourselves, regardless of the symbolic representations in our life.

This process includes consciously generating feelings, emotions, words, intentions, thoughts, and activities that allows more of the feeling of love into our life in whatever way is possible and unique for us. During this process we learn to balance being receptive and assertive so that we can actually yield to love. Realize that until we embody greater love we are essentially living in resistance to love. To achieve greater love is a process of gradual expansion, persistence, choosing more nourishing sources of fulfillment (instead of instant gratification, sensual pleasures, and any short term distractions), learning how to balance our intellect with intuition, learning how to be still, changing the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves so that they are move empowering, learning how to lead ourselves to be our best self, and starting to be more mindful and aware that we are more than just a body.

Human Body Chakras Energy Centre 6 Thyroid

Thyroid: Transformation, Hormones, Metabolism

As we become more trusting, confident, and achieve greater internal coherence we are motivated by the feelings of love we feel within to aspire even higher. This leads to the third phase of expanding our perspective on life. To fill this center with love we integrate higher universal truths that make us feel more empowered and loving as a unique being. We will do this in our unique way as our greater body of consciousness assists and orchestrates things in our life to guide us, like a path of breadcrumbs. At this stage it becomes more important to pay attention to the subtler information, intuition, impulses, dreams, and symbolic events in our life. This leads to a deeper process of inner transformation that alters the chemistry in our bodies.

Some elements of this inner transformation include greater honesty and transparency with ourselves and others, balancing interdependence and independence in every aspect of our lives, having insightful and extraordinary experiences, more coincidences and synchronicity, learning new things about the world, opening to new possibilities, embracing solitude, surrendering to the way life moves us, greater understanding of ourselves and others, commitment and devotion to some personal purpose, feeling more purposeful, consciously transmuting lower frequencies of thoughts, emotions, and beliefs into higher frequencies, and feeling more inner love and peace.

Human Body Chakras Energy Centre 7 Throat

Throat: Communication, Expression, Authenticity

The throat center is the first phase of integrating our power which we experience as expressing our authentic self because we now embody a sufficient quantity and quality of coherent self-love to express this love to ourselves and the world. To fill this center with love we must express our authentic self more and more as we work through this step by step process. This expression can be in any form and we often first rely on our strongest centers to fuel our expression in this center. As we grow in confidence we will expand our ability to express ourselves more creatively with more freedom and joy. This process is an integration of all the previous centers as we bring together the lessons, abilities, skills, gifts, and talents we have developed.

Human Body Chakras Energy Centre 8 Eye

Eye: Vision, Observation, Creativity

The eye center is the second phase of integrating our power. To fill this center with love we learn how to experience greater degrees of joy, appreciation, and love of being. We do this by being a role model to ourselves and others. We use our ability to observe to master ourselves in greater ways. We develop an authentic inner truth and we allow every every day to be guided by feelings of love, joy, and peace. We love spontaneity and feel connected to our greater body of consciousness in more and more ways.

This process may include a lot of tension for transformation, but at this stage we know how to embrace it for our greatest benefit as we refine our whole consciousness and ability to transcend ourselves continuously. We learn how to empower every aspect of our lives with appreciation and gratitude and can practice any kind of daily ritual to do this. We now consciously start to use our intentions to create the life we want to experience, and infuse love into everything. Most importantly we can actually appreciate simply being in a state of love and joy without actually having to think, do, or say anything. This ability continues to evolve as we expand our consciousness.

Human Body Chakras Energy Centre 9 Crown

Crown: Knowledge, Imagination, Higher Self-Awareness

The crown center governs unity, holism, and higher self-awareness. As we develop our ability to concentrate love into our every thought, word, action, feeling, emotion, intention, and response, we become capable of embodying higher frequencies of love in everything we do.

To fill this center with love we learn how to balance our enthusiasm with restraint, we become more determined, and we do everything we can to prepare ourselves to feel more love. This process includes several elements including filling our space and minds with higher frequency information, symbols, and activities most of the time. We learn how to use our dream time consciously to process any psychological debris left, channeling love into areas we are not able to during our conscious focus by using our intentions and thoughts.

As we become more empowered we consciously generate more love within ourselves and project it towards the universe and others. A part of this process includes being more playful in any way we can, including using our conscious personality in service of our collective benefit towards greater love. We use our power to create the life we love to live, learn how to be timeless as we learn how to love the present, we channel inspiration for our individual and collective benefit, and we love being an inspiration for others to motivate them to aspire to higher love.

Read more about the process of self-realization.

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Understanding Spiritual Development and the Quality of Relationships

Understanding Spiritual Development and the Quality of Relationships - Article by Nathalie Strassburg

Defining Spiritual Development, Defining a Relationship that Lacks Quality, Understanding the Phenomenon of Unfulfilling Relationships, Moving the Masculine Energy into the Higher Centers, Role Mates, Soul Mates, Twin Flames, Sacred Partnerships, and Quality Relationships, The Ingredients for Quality Relationships, Learn more about the full spectrum of self-realization.

Understanding spiritual development and the impact it has on the quality of relationships is a perspective on the lack of fulfilling relationships in society.

Defining Spiritual Development

Spirituality is the non-physical expressions of consciousness, and it is the source of all physical expressions. The feminine and masculine expressions in the physical dimension are reflections of the feminine and masculine aspects of consciousness and the individual psyche, the opposites. Spiritual development balances and unites the feminine and masculine polarities within one individual consciousness. Realize that at this time men and women can be predominantly feminine or masculine in their polarity and expression.

Spiritual development is the gradual process of developing empowered perspectives on life, ourselves, and the universe. It includes being guided by higher truth, intimacy with higher truth and our greater body of consciousness, expanded perspectives and illuminated awareness of higher truth, surrender to the spiritual nature of life, understanding ourselves and our spiritual nature, devotion to higher truth and our spiritual development, transmuting lower physical, emotional, and mental energies into higher frequencies, and achieving inner peace and authentic inner union with our psychic feminine and masculine aspects. Learn more about the full spectrum of self-realization.

Defining a Relationship that Lacks Quality

A relationship that lacks quality is based predominantly on physical, sexual, emotional, and related psychological needs. It fulfills basic needs for security, safety, support, companionship, attention, and love. It is unfulfilling because humans are designed for higher needs like achievement, spirituality, mental, and creative expansion. A relationship that lacks quality consists of two people using each other for physical, sexual, and emotional fulfillment at the expense of higher self-development.

Understanding the Phenomenon of Unfulfilling Relationships

The physical aspect of life is one part of the expression of our consciousness, we are much more than that, and currently this dimension (planet) is extremely focused on the physical expression. As long as the spiritual aspect (the non-physical expressions and source of the physical expression) remains underdeveloped in an individual they do not enter into their integrated, best self, role model, holistic self with higher self-awareness. Spiritual development is the higher evolution of the emotional self and specifically the roles that individuals play in relationships.

The feminine geometry (and part of the psyche) allow for accelerated development of the higher centers, and this is often the case as they can lead with compassion, understanding, peace, love, harmony, integrity, trust, virtue, vulnerability, etc. The masculine geometry (and part of the psyche) is powerful and allows for accelerated development in the base centers that govern physical and emotional expression so they can lead with support, wisdom, strength, problem solving, desire, confidence, structure, respect, appreciation, and courageous action.

The nature of this dynamic means that for the masculine to move energy into the higher centers he needs some kind of motivating force that drives the energy of desire higher. In practical terms this means that he will see, experience, and act towards the feminine from a limited perspective until the energy is moved. Sex is the simplest example of this. Many people cannot discern between desire and love because they do not know the higher frequencies of love. Without spiritual development the masculine will see the feminine as an object (source) for sexual (physical and emotional energy) fulfillment, which drives most of the masculine’s behavior (desires), even if they will not admit it, are even truly aware of it, or profess otherwise.

As long as the feminine is unaware of this dynamic, or simply just allows herself to be seen and used in this way, or even enjoys it because of her own lack of spiritual development (which can be caused by her imbalance and lack of development in the lower centers), she will experience unfulfilling relationships, or simply settle for what she thinks is the best she can get, even though she may suppress or deny the deep desires for a more profound and intimate connection. There is an entire spectrum of intimacy.

Moving the Masculine Energy into the Higher Centers

There are three ways the masculine can move the powerful energies of love, desire, and willpower into the higher centers. The first is growing up in an environment that provides the awareness and guidance, which is the mother’s true role as a spiritual being.

The second way is that his experiences lead him into a space where he can do the work himself, often due to pain, psychological and/or physical isolation, or other emotional trauma. Gender confusion, anger, apathy, and resentment are often symptoms of this subconscious frustration of not knowing how to move the energy into the higher centers, and not receiving the inner or outer guidance to do so.

The third way is that a feminine uses her spirituality, discernment, integrity, virtue, and power to lead the masculine to do the work by not allowing a relationship to be based on the lower centers. This is currently profoundly difficult for many, mostly because of energetic imbalances that can make the feminine excessively needy, impatient, unloving, lack self-respect, or unable to provide themselves with the nurturing and spiritual development they need in order to play the highest role that the feminine can play in society, due to poor role models or conditioning. The highest role a feminine can play in society is not taking the place of the masculine and fulfilling his role. Read more about feminine and masculine expressions.

Role Mates, Soul Mates, Twin Flames, Sacred Partnerships, and Quality Relationships

Terms like soul mates and twin flames are often used without consideration of the individuals development, which can make it very confusing. Any relationship, including soul mate and twin flame relationships can be profoundly destructive and unfulfilling when it is between two individuals where one or both are immature, lack self-love, or are underdeveloped emotionally, spiritually, or mentally. The divorce rate and number of single parent families provides us with all the proof we need to understand the powerful impact this is having on society. Many people are entering into relationships out of lack, desire, and need. The result is relationships that generate more lack, more desire, and more need. It creates a perpetual cycle of disempowered individuals, disempowering communities, and unfulfillment.

Quality relationships are based on two individuals who have taken the time and put in the effort to become their best self, preparing themselves for another who has done the work, and not settling for less.

Until such a time when we create more quality relationships we will continue to go through a period where most relationships are simply the triggers for self-development and spiritual awakening.  Twin flame relationships specifically are highly charged energetic dynamics meant to push each individual into a higher state of being.

Currently most of these relationships are seen as a romantic fantasy when they are in fact a spiritual relationship more like a teacher and student, or a game of spiritual seduction with a bond that is designed to be unbreakable to allow for the spiritual work to be done. As long as the counterpart with the highest frequency is unaware of their own spiritual nature or the spiritual nature of the relationship they may lower their frequency repeatedly to match their counterpart through fulfillment of sexual, physical, emotional, and other psychological needs. This will not allow the counterpart to move energy into their higher centers. This is not the universal intention for this relationship which is why separation is often orchestrated for their mutual benefit so that each can work on themselves. To play this role in someone’s life requires determination, trust, intuition, and guidance through higher truth.

Read Soul Connections – The Spectrum of Relationships and The Spectrum of Gender – Feminine & Masculine Expressions.

The Ingredients for Quality Relationships

Physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental balance.

Trust in life, consciousness, and higher truth.

Awareness of higher potential.

Belief that life is designed for higher fulfillment.

Self-love.

Self-respect.

Ability to care for oneself.

Ability to honor oneself.

Ability to master our desires, and use them for a higher benefit.

Self-discipline.

Self-confidence.

Self-compassion.

Personal purpose.

A sense of accomplishment and success in whatever we do.

Commitment to higher ideals.

Authenticity, truthfulness, and transparency.

Learn more about the full spectrum of self-realization.

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A Guide to Self-Realization

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Introduction, Master Yourself, Expand your Consciousness, Physical, Emotional, Spiritual, and Mental Aspects, The Learning Spectrum, The Spectrum of Self-Realization, Self-Realization Book and Products, Related Posts.


A Guide to Self-Realization is a book and course created by Nathalie Strassburg. Self-Realization is for anyone that is ready to expand their consciousness, grow, be authentically empowered, cultivate inner truth, have greater self-awareness, have a better relationship with themselves, better relationships with others, achieve authentic self-fulfillment, joy, peace, and harmony.

A Guide to Self-Realization book cover design by Nathalie Strassburg

Paperback available from Amazon (ISBN 9798857000908)
Hardcover available from Amazon (ISBN 9798857014073)
E-Book available from nathaliestrassburg.com or Amazon. (ISBN 9781998980604 )

A Course in Self-Realization with 142 lessons, introduction video, audio for the lessons, printable worksheets, additional affirmations, audio affirmations, and other material not found in the book.

Master Yourself

Self-realization is the process of unifying our consciousness into a harmonious whole. The guide is based on the 64 lessons from the I Ching that we can master to expand our awareness, discover our authentic self, realize our inner truth, and live our unique destiny. When we balance our physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental aspects we become more self-empowered, and can achieve greater self-fulfillment.

A Guide to Self-Realization book and course Diagram by Nathalie Strassburg

Expand your Consciousness

The Self-Realization system, created by Nathalie Strassburg, is compatible with the I Ching, from around 800 BCE, China. It is a great universal model, and one of the oldest books in the world. It is based on simple binary, 0 and 1, which is what our computers are based on, with 64 (8×8) permutations. The 64 permutations form the Learning Spectrum that the book and course is based on, and they represent the lessons we master in duality to expand our consciousness . The next book and course in the series is A Guide to Enlightenment.

Following the introduction, the book and course include the spectrum of: the self, archetypes, roles, skills, spheres of awareness, principles, the learning spectrum, numbers, geometry, feminine and masculine expressions, self-realization, needs, relationships, and transformation.

Expanding consciousness diagram - from duality to non-dualism, self-realization to enlightenment

Expanding consciousness is the process of integrating all aspects and parts of the conscious self for greater self-awareness and stability. With greater awareness and stability, the self can increase awareness through the dream platform, altered states of consciousness, intuition, and access more information, past, present, future, counterparts, and probabilities related to the whole self and collective consciousness. Expanding consciousness enables greater conscious participation in the ongoing creative process of consciousness, the return to one mindedness, and enlightenment.

Physical, Emotional, Spiritual, and Mental Aspects

The book and course is then organized into the four aspects: Physical, Emotional, Spiritual, and Mental. Each section contains the numbers, geometry, spheres of awareness, principles, traits, abilities, skills, and the learning spectrum.

Self-Realization Physical, Emotional, Spiritual, and Mental aspects with the I Ching trigrams and images by Nathalie Strassburg

Each aspect has 16 lessons. The 64 lessons in the learning spectrum are the lessons we can master to be an individual that takes empowered action, capable of empowered responses, based on empowered perspectives, and empowered thinking. They are tools that cultivate inner truth, emotional intelligence, and mental freedom that allow us to embrace whatever happens in life and use it for our benefit.

The Learning Spectrum

A Guide to Self-Realization by Nathalie Strassburg - e-book - Learning Spectrum

Each of the 64 lessons have a theme with an introduction, feminine and masculine expressions, and a spectrum to integrate the awareness: affirmation, wisdom, compassion, contemplation, investigation, sensation, observation, and visualization.

The Spectrum of Self-Realization

Elements of Self-Realization - from the book and course by Nathalie Strassburg

Physical Aspect

Awareness

Expanding our awareness, developing self-love, and love of others through willpower, affirmation, focus, simplicity, authentic expression, and discernment.

Nurturing

Becoming an intuitive nurturer of ourselves and others through love, wisdom, commitment, integrity, and sharing.


Emotional Aspect

Compassion

Developing emotional intelligence and freedom through the practice of compassion for ourselves and others, mastering desire, elevating ourselves, and our willingness to change.

Learning

Mastering our emotional self with balance, trust, confidence, contemplation, silence, acceptance, and integrating our life lessons.


Spiritual Aspect

Achieving

Expanding our perspectives, practicing meta-cognition, meditation, stillness, and being our own hero through the process of expanding, yielding, balancing intellect with intuition, liberation, and remembering.

Aspiring

Aspiring to higher truth and devotion to a higher purpose by refining ourselves, deepening our understanding, surrendering, being transparent, transmuting, and living peacefully.


Mental Aspect

Being

Developing our inner truth through self-inquiry, observation, perseverance, transcendence, intention, and learning how to master the mind and be joyful.

Creating

Expressing our inner truth through our imagination and creating a world we love to live in by being determined, self-empowered, inspired, playful, and patient.

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I Ching Astrology

I Ching spectrum astrology for self-development by Nathalie Strassburg

SHORTCUTS: Introduction to the I Ching, Spectrum of Consciousness, I Ching Astrology, I Ching Birth Chart , I Ching Personalized Profile, I Ching Report, I Ching Spectrum Calendar, The Spectrum I Ching for Self-Realization

Introduction to the I Ching

The I Ching is Chinese and the oldest of all the classical systems, from around 800 BCE. It is a great universal model and one of the oldest books in the world. It is based on simple binary (what our computers are built on) with 64 themes. In its original form it guides through the ways of nature, and provides wisdom for contemplation and insightful answers to questions.

I Ching Spectrum Astrology Profile - I Ching Overview

The hexagrams that form the basis of the I Ching are from the Bagua, in Taoist Cosmology. It is the 8 symbols that represent the basic principles of existence. It is represented by the 8 trigrams, 8 elements of nature: Earth, Wind, Fire, Thunder, Mountain, Water, Lake, and Heaven. Each trigram has three lines, each line either “open” or “solid”, representing yin or yang, 0 or 1 forming binary numbers 000-111 (0 to 7).

Spectrum of Consciousness

The 64 hexagrams is a useful tool for exploring something as complex as the spectrum of human consciousness. Looking at the spectrum of consciousness through 8 primary themes makes it simpler to see a larger perspective while appreciating the subtle essence of each. Each hexagram has a name, theme, and number that is from an original sequence. For more information you can take a look at Wikipedia.

I Ching Spectrum Astrology Birth Chart - 64 hexagrams for the learning spectrum
The 64 Hexagrams from the I Ching / Bagua. Earth, Wind, Fire, Thunder, Mountain, Water, Lake, and Heaven

I Ching Astrology

I Ching astrology is a more detailed guide for self-development than traditional astrology. Astrological elements in the profile and birth chart include: Sun, Earth, Moon, North and South nodes, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. Each astrological element falls within one of the 64 I Ching themes, which represents the spectrum of consciousness, and the life lessons we come to master. Their position can help us identify the theme in our life, expand our awareness, and guide us to self-mastery.

I Ching Spectrum Astrology Birth Chart - astrological elements

These elements are energetic themes that are imprinted on our energy body, and include our Personality (traditional star sign from the position of the Sun), Design (from the incarnation cross formed by the positions of the Earth and Sun), emotional Influence from the Moon, our Destiny (North Node), our Gifts (South Node). Below is a detailed list of each astrological element, and what they represent.

Sun represents a personality trait we have come to learn to master. Personality is a key aspect of the design of your conscious awareness.

Earth represents the subconscious influence in your design. Design is a primary feature of your subconscious awareness.

Moon represents the subtle influence in your design. Influence is a key to your well-being.

North Node represents your destiny, the future, and the unknown. Destiny is a key theme to your fulfillment, and personal success.

South Node represents gifts, skills, and abilities we already have. Gifts are primary abilities that you can integrate, and rely on for your authentic fulfillment.

Mercury represents our mental theme, communication, and intelligence: Mind is a key aspect of your life path, and the way you are designed to interact with the world.

Venus represents attraction, relationships, love, beauty and harmony: Attraction is an aspect of your design that will draw others to you.

Mars represents our desires, courage and action. Passion is your soul’s desire and a key element to your authentic joy.

Jupiter represents our abundance, an area of growth, prosperity and potential. Abundance is a source of your inner wisdom.

Saturn represents responsibility, structure and aspiration. Task is the theme of your primary life assignments.

Uranus represents our uniqueness, an area for excellence and expansion. Uniqueness is one of your key areas for self-development.

Neptune represents imagination, possibilities, intuition, and creative power. This Secret Power is a hidden aspect of your design that wants to be uncovered.

Pluto represents power, transformation, evolution, life & death, cycles, change, expansion. Your Power is one of your powerful gifts that will help you succeed.

The positions of the earth and sun create the primary birth cross (color framed on the profile). The profiles contain both the conscious personality (dark grey icons on the profile, birth chart, and report) and the subconscious design (light grey icons on the profile, birth chart, and report). The subconscious design aspects come from the location of the elements 3 months prior to birth when major brain development takes place, and usually reflect aspects that may be more challenging to integrate. The conscious and subconscious are programming partners.

I Ching Spectrum Astrology Birth Chart - incarnation cross

The I Ching Birth Chart contains all the astrological elements from your birth date, time, and location. They are color coded to the I Ching and include the primary theme for each of the astrological elements. The birth chart, profiles, and reports are custom designs and therefore take up to 3 business days to complete.

I Ching Spectrum Astrology Birth Chart - example

The profiles, birth charts, and reports are compatible with the Human Design and Gene Keys systems. The placement of the hexagrams on the 360 degree astrological birth chart comes from the Human Design system developed around 1989 after Ra Uru Hu / Alan (Robert) Krakower had a mystical experience where he received the information from a voice over the course of a few days, and then studied and tested it before sharing the information as the Human Design system. The Human Design and Gene Keys system (developed by Richard Rudd) are great tools for self-development, they have helped many people, including myself, with self-discovery, and the process of deconditioning. It can be complicated for some, and take a few years to fully understand and apply it.

I Ching Spectrum Astrology Profile and Birth Chart - binary energy flow

I believe working directly with the I Ching is a simpler way of integrating the information, and expanding our self-awareness. The profiles, birth charts, and reports are great as an introduction to the concepts. My personal journey has shown me the power that these systems and the I Ching has for self-discovery, it has affected my being, and every aspect of my life. My own process of transformation has inspired the Spectrum I Ching for Self-Realization system I developed.

I Ching Birth Chart, Profiles, & Reports

The I Ching Spectrum Astrology Birth Chart & Report is based on your birthday, time and location. The report and poster are tools for self-development, the process of self-realization, and a light alignment that will allow you to integrate greater aspects of your light body. Order Here.

I Ching Spectrum Astrology Personalized Birth Chart design 2 - poster preview

Your birth chart and report contain your design aspects, personality, powers, gifts, uniqueness, passion, life tasks, possibilities, destiny and keys for life fulfillment.

Includes: Your I Ching Report +- 14 page PDF (1mb) with a two page introduction that highlights the most important overall theme and aspects of your design. You can also order the chart without the report. Your I Ching birth chart poster printable JPG file. You will receive a high resolution (300dpi) image: 17″ x 22″ (US) or A2 size (International) (about 5mb), depending on your location and standard printing size. It can be scaled to print on smaller and larger paper too.  You will also receive a 10 page introduction I Ching Astrology information booklet PDF (2mb) and a 20% Discount Voucher for all the products in the Self-Realization category.  Please see the product images for more details.

I Ching Spectrum Astrology Birth Chart vertical Poster product for sale

The I Ching Spectrum Astrology Birth Chart poster is available in a landscape (horizontal) and portrait (vertical) design. You will receive a high resolution (300dpi) image: 17″ x 22″ (US) or A2 size (International) (about 5mb), depending on your location and standard printing size. It can be scaled to print on smaller and larger paper too. You will also receive the I Ching Astrology information booklet +-10 page PDF (3mb). 

I Ching Personalized Profile

You can order a profile or birth chart poster, with or without the report. It is the same information just presented in a different way. It is based on your birthday, time and location. The report and poster are tools for self-development, the process of self-realization, and a light alignment that will allow you to integrate greater aspects of your light body.

I Ching Astrology Human Design Gene Keys Female Profile by Nathalie Strassburg

Female version. You will receive a high resolution (300dpi) image: 17″ x 22″ (US) or A2 size (International) (3mb), depending on your location and standard printing size. It can be scaled to print on smaller and larger paper too.  You will also receive the I Ching Astrology information booklet +-10 page PDF (3mb). 

I Ching Astrology Human Design Gene Keys Male Profile by Nathalie Strassburg

Male version.You will receive a high resolution (300dpi) image: 17″ x 22″ (US) or A2 size (International) (3mb), depending on your location and standard printing size. It can be scaled to print on smaller and larger paper too. You will also receive the I Ching Astrology information booklet +-10 page PDF (3mb). 

The Report

The report is around 14 pages in a PDF that can be printed on A4/US Letter paper. It contains a two to three page introduction that highlights the most important overall theme of your design, and then each of the I Ching activations from your birth chart.

It includes the I Ching Hexagram, Number, Theme, and life lesson with a brief explanation, along with the astrology elements, the theme, and what they represent: Sun, Earth, Moon, North and South nodes, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. The report and poster are tools for self-development, the process of self-realization, and a light alignment that will allow you to integrate greater aspects of your light body. You will also receive the I Ching Astrology information booklet +-10 page PDF (3mb). Order Here.

I Ching Spectrum Astrology Profile and Report - Report Preview

I Ching Spectrum Astrology Profile and Report - Report explanation with description

The I Ching Spectrum Calendar

I Ching Spectrum Calendar Poster by Nathalie Strassburg

The I Ching Spectrum Calendar is great for wall art, as a tool for self-development, light alignment, increasing your awareness, and expanding your consciousness on a daily basis. It is available for purchase, and you will receive three high resolution files: A1 (594 x 841mm / 23.4” x 33.1”), A2, and 17″ x 22″. The I Ching calendar poster is available in landscape/horizontal, and portrait/vertical versions.

The Spectrum I Ching for Self-Realization

The Spectrum I Ching is designed by Nathalie Strassburg. The foundation is the 4 Primary aspects of ourselves: Physical, Emotional, Spiritual, and Mental. The 8 parts of ourselves that we unify on the path to self-realization are: Instinctive, Tribal, Emotional, Rational, Achiever, Ecological, Integrated, and Holistic. The parts of ourselves are represented by the 8 trigrams from the I Ching / Bagua: Earth, Wind, Fire, Thunder, Mountain, Water, Lake, and Heaven. The 64 hexagrams form the spectrum of consciousness, and the lessons we master on our journey to greater fulfillment and self-realization.

The Spectrum I Ching for Self-realization system by Nathalie Strassburg

I recommend further study of the I Ching, Human Design system, Gene Keys, Kabbalah, Chakras, Astrology, Psychological Archetypes, personality spectrum, Numerology, Advaita Vedanta etc.


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I Ching Astrology Birth Chart & Report

I Ching Spectrum Astrology Birth Chart & Report by Nathalie Strassburg

SHORTCUTS: Introduction to the I Ching, Spectrum of Consciousness, Your I Ching Birth Chart & Report, I Ching Astrology, The Spectrum I Ching for Self-Realization

Introduction to the I Ching

The I Ching is Chinese and the oldest of all the classical systems, from around 800 BCE. It is a great universal model and one of the oldest books in the world. It is based on simple binary (what our computers are built on) with 64 themes. In its original form it guides through the ways of nature, and provides wisdom for contemplation and insightful answers to questions.

I Ching Spectrum Astrology Profile - I Ching Overview

The hexagrams that form the basis of the I Ching are from the Bagua, in Taoist Cosmology. It is the 8 symbols that represent the basic principles of existence. It is represented by the 8 trigrams, 8 elements of nature: Earth, Wind, Fire, Thunder, Mountain, Water, Lake, and Heaven. Each trigram has three lines, each line either “open” or “solid”, representing yin or yang, 0 or 1 forming binary numbers 000-111 (0 to 7).

Spectrum of Consciousness

The 64 hexagrams is a useful tool for exploring something as complex as the spectrum of human consciousness. Looking at the spectrum of consciousness through 8 primary themes makes it simpler to see a larger perspective while appreciating the subtle essence of each. Each hexagram has a name, theme, and number that is from an original sequence. For more information you can take a look at Wikipedia.

I Ching Spectrum Astrology Birth Chart - 64 hexagrams for the learning spectrum
The 64 Hexagrams from the I Ching / Bagua. Earth, Wind, Fire, Thunder, Mountain, Water, Lake, and Heaven

Your I Ching Birth Chart & Report

Your I Ching Spectrum Astrology Birth Chart & Report is based on your birthday, time and location. The report and poster are tools for self-development, the process of self-realization, and a light alignment that will allow you to integrate greater aspects of your light body. Order Here.

I Ching Spectrum Astrology Personalized Birth Chart design 2 - poster preview

Your birth chart and report contain your design aspects, personality, powers, gifts, uniqueness, passion, life tasks, possibilities, destiny and keys for life fulfillment.

Includes: Your I Ching Report +- 14 page PDF (1mb) with a two page introduction that highlights the most important overall theme and aspects of your design. You can also order the chart without the report. Your I Ching birth chart poster printable JPG file. You will receive a high resolution (300dpi) image: 17″ x 22″ (US) or A2 size (International) (about 5mb), depending on your location and standard printing size. It can be scaled to print on smaller and larger paper too.  You will also receive a 10 page introduction I Ching Astrology information booklet PDF (2mb) and a 20% Discount Voucher for all the products in the Self-Realization category.  Please see the product images for more details.

I Ching Spectrum Astrology Birth Chart vertical Poster product for sale

The I Ching Spectrum Astrology Birth Chart poster is available in a landscape (horizontal) and portrait (vertical) design. You will receive a high resolution (300dpi) image: 17″ x 22″ (US) or A2 size (International) (about 5mb), depending on your location and standard printing size. It can be scaled to print on smaller and larger paper too. You will also receive the I Ching Astrology information booklet +-10 page PDF (3mb). 

The report is around 14 pages in a PDF that can be printed on A4/US Letter paper. It contains a two to three page introduction that highlights the most important overall theme of your design, and then each of the I Ching activations from your birth chart. It includes the I Ching Hexagram, Number, Theme, and life lesson with a brief explanation, along with the astrology elements, the theme, and what they represent: Sun, Earth, Moon, North and South nodes, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. Read more about I Ching Astrology below.

I Ching Spectrum Astrology Personalized Birth Chart design 2 - with report

I Ching Spectrum Astrology Profile and Report - Report explanation with description

The report and poster are tools for self-development, the process of self-realization, and a light alignment that will allow you to integrate greater aspects of your light body. You will also receive the I Ching Astrology information booklet +-10 page PDF (3mb). 

I Ching Astrology

Astrological elements in the profile and birth chart include: Sun, Earth, Moon, North and South nodes, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. You can order a profile or birth chart poster, with or without the report. It is the same information just presented in a different way.

I Ching Spectrum Astrology Birth Chart - astrological elements

These elements are energetic themes that are imprinted on our energy body, and include our Personality (traditional star sign from the position of the Sun), Design (from the incarnation cross formed by the positions of the Earth and Sun), emotional Influence from the Moon, our Destiny (North Node), our Gifts (South Node). Below is a detailed list of each astrological element, and what they represent.

Sun represents a personality trait we have come to learn to master. Personality is a key aspect of the design of your conscious awareness.

Earth represents the subconscious influence in your design. Design is a primary feature of your subconscious awareness.

Moon represents the subtle influence in your design. Influence is a key to your well-being.

North Node represents your destiny, the future, and the unknown. Destiny is a key theme to your fulfillment, and personal success.

South Node represents gifts, skills, and abilities we already have. Gifts are primary abilities that you can integrate, and rely on for your authentic fulfillment.

Mercury represents our mental theme, communication, and intelligence: Mind is a key aspect of your life path, and the way you are designed to interact with the world.

Venus represents attraction, relationships, love, beauty and harmony: Attraction is an aspect of your design that will draw others to you.

Mars represents our desires, courage and action. Passion is your soul’s desire and a key element to your authentic joy.

Jupiter represents our abundance, an area of growth, prosperity and potential. Abundance is a source of your inner wisdom.

Saturn represents responsibility, structure and aspiration. Task is the theme of your primary life assignments.

Uranus represents our uniqueness, an area for excellence and expansion. Uniqueness is one of your key areas for self-development.

Neptune represents imagination, possibilities, intuition, and creative power. This Secret Power is a hidden aspect of your design that wants to be uncovered.

Pluto represents power, transformation, evolution, life & death, cycles, change, expansion. Your Power is one of your powerful gifts that will help you succeed.

The positions of the earth and sun create the primary birth cross (color framed on the profile). The profiles contain both the conscious personality (dark grey icons on the profile, birth chart, and report) and the subconscious design (light grey icons on the profile, birth chart, and report). The subconscious design aspects come from the location of the elements 3 months prior to birth when major brain development takes place, and usually reflect aspects that may be more challenging to integrate.

I Ching Spectrum Astrology Birth Chart - incarnation cross

The I Ching Birth Chart contains all the astrological elements from your birth date, time, and location. They are color coded to the I Ching and include the primary theme for each of the astrological elements. The birth chart, profiles, and reports are personalized and take up to 3 business days to complete. The birth chart is a tool for self-development, the process of self-realization, and a light alignment that will allow you to integrate greater aspects of your light body.

I Ching Spectrum Astrology Birth Chart - example

The profiles, birth charts, and reports are compatible with the Human Design and Gene Keys systems. The placement of the hexagrams on the 360 degree astrological birth chart comes from the Human Design system developed around 1989 after Ra Uru Hu / Alan (Robert) Krakower had a mystical experience where he received the information from a voice over the course of a few days, and then studied and tested it before sharing the information as the Human Design system. The Human Design and Gene Keys system (developed by Richard Rudd) are great tools for self-development, they have helped many people, including myself, with self-discovery, and the process of deconditioning. It can be complicated for some, and take a few years to fully understand and apply it.

I Ching Spectrum Astrology Profile and Birth Chart - binary energy flow

I believe working directly with the I Ching is a simpler way of integrating the information, and expanding our self-awareness. The profiles, birth charts, and reports are great as an introduction to the concepts. My personal journey has shown me the power that these systems and the I Ching have for self-discovery, it has affected my being, and every aspect of my life. My own process of transformation has inspired the Spectrum I Ching for Self-Realization system I developed.

The Spectrum I Ching for Self-Realization

The Spectrum I Ching for Self-Realization is designed by Nathalie Strassburg. The foundation is the 4 Primary aspects of ourselves: Physical, Emotional, Spiritual, and Mental. The 8 parts of ourselves that we unify on the path to self-realization are: Instinctive, Tribal, Emotional, Rational, Achiever, Ecological, Integrated, and Holistic. The parts of ourselves are represented by the 8 trigrams from the I Ching / Bagua: Earth, Wind, Fire, Thunder, Mountain, Water, Lake, and Heaven. The 64 hexagrams form the spectrum of consciousness, and the lessons we master on our journey to greater fulfillment and self-realization.

The Spectrum I Ching for Self-realization system by Nathalie Strassburg

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Intuitive Geometry & the I Ching

Intuitive Geometry Method Icons

The Intuitive Geometry method is a basic set of principles for using overlapping circles to create and design anything. Intuitive Geometry is a universal model based on the fundamental patterns of life, similar to the I Ching, and it is a framework for an infinite number of projects. I believe the Intuitive Geometry system is a great educational tool because we learn so much easier with colors and patterns.

The Spectrum I Ching Intuitive Geometry art by Nathalie Strassburg

I recommend further study of the I Ching, Human Design system, Gene Keys, Kabbalah, Chakras, Astrology, Psychological Archetypes, personality spectrum, Numerology, Advaita Vedanta, A Course in Miracles etc.

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I Ching Personalized Profile & Report

Spectrum I Ching Personalized Astrology Profile and Report by Nathalie Strassburg

SHORTCUTS: Introduction to the I Ching, Spectrum of Consciousness, Your Personalized I Ching Profile & Report, I Ching Astrology, The Spectrum I Ching for Self-Realization, I Ching Products: Profiles, Cards, Posters

Introduction to the I Ching

The I Ching is Chinese and the oldest of all the classical systems, from around 800 BCE. It is a great universal model and one of the oldest books in the world. It is based on simple binary (what our computers are built on) with 64 themes. In its original form it guides through the ways of nature, and provides wisdom for contemplation and insightful answers to questions.

I Ching Spectrum Astrology Profile - I Ching Overview

The hexagrams that form the basis of the I Ching are from the Bagua, in Taoist Cosmology. It is the 8 symbols that represent the basic principles of existence. It is represented by the 8 trigrams, 8 elements of nature: Earth, Wind, Fire, Thunder, Mountain, Water, Lake, and Heaven. Each trigram has three lines, each line either “open” or “solid”, representing yin or yang, 0 or 1 forming binary numbers 000-111 (0 to 7).

Spectrum of Consciousness

The 64 hexagrams is a useful tool for exploring something as complex as the spectrum of human consciousness. Looking at the spectrum of consciousness through 8 primary themes makes it simpler to see a larger perspective while appreciating the subtle essence of each. Each hexagram has a name, theme, and number that is from an original sequence. For more information you can take a look at Wikipedia.

I Ching Spectrum Astrology Birth Chart - 64 hexagrams for the learning spectrum
The 64 Hexagrams from the I Ching / Bagua. Earth, Wind, Fire, Thunder, Mountain, Water, Lake, and Heaven

Your Personalized I Ching Profile & Report

Your I Ching Personalized Profile & Report is based on your birthday, time and location. The report and poster are tools for self-development, the process of self-realization, and a light alignment that will allow you to integrate greater aspects of your light body. Order Here.

Your personalized profile and report contain your design aspects, personality, powers, gifts, uniqueness, passion, life tasks, possibilities, destiny and keys for life fulfillment.

Includes: Your Personalized I Ching +- 14 Page PDF report (1mb) with a two page introduction that highlights the most important overall theme of your design. Your I Ching Profile Poster printable JPG file: You will receive a high resolution (300dpi) image: 17″ x 22″ (US) or A2 size (International) (3mb), depending on your location and standard printing size. It can be scaled to print on smaller and larger paper too.  You will also receive the I Ching Astrology information booklet +-10 page PDF (3mb). 

The report and poster are tools for self-development, the process of self-realization, and a light alignment that will allow you to integrate greater aspects of your light body. Please see the product images for the examples, there is a female and male version. Please see the product images for more details.

I Ching Astrology Human Design Gene Keys Female Profile by Nathalie Strassburg

Female version. You will receive a high resolution (300dpi) image: 17″ x 22″ (US) or A2 size (International) (3mb), depending on your location and standard printing size. It can be scaled to print on smaller and larger paper too.  You will also receive the I Ching Astrology information booklet +-10 page PDF (3mb). 


I Ching Astrology Human Design Gene Keys Male Profile by Nathalie Strassburg

Male version. You will receive a high resolution (300dpi) image: 17″ x 22″ (US) or A2 size (International) (3mb), depending on your location and standard printing size. It can be scaled to print on smaller and larger paper too.  You will also receive the I Ching Astrology information booklet +-10 page PDF (3mb). 

The report is around 14 pages in a PDF that can be printed on A4/US Letter paper. It contains a two to three page introduction that highlights the most important overall theme of your design, and then each of the I Ching activations from your profile. It includes the I Ching Hexagram, Number, Theme, and life lesson with a brief explanation, along with the astrology elements, the theme, and what they represent: Sun, Earth, Moon, North and South nodes, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. Read more about I Ching Astrology below.

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The report is a tool for self-development, the process of self-realization, and a light alignment that will allow you to integrate greater aspects of your light body. You will also receive the I Ching Astrology information booklet +-10 page PDF (3mb). 

I Ching Astrology

Astrological elements in the profile and birth chart include: Sun, Earth, Moon, North and South nodes, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. You can order a profile or birth chart poster, with or without the report. It is the same information just presented in a different way.

I Ching Spectrum Astrology Birth Chart - astrological elements

These elements are energetic themes that are imprinted on our energy body, and include our Personality (traditional star sign from the position of the Sun), Design (from the incarnation cross formed by the positions of the Earth and Sun), emotional Influence from the Moon, our Destiny (North Node), our Gifts (South Node). Below is a detailed list of each astrological element, and what they represent.

Sun represents a personality trait we have come to learn to master. Personality is a key aspect of the design of your conscious awareness.

Earth represents the subconscious influence in your design. Design is a primary feature of your subconscious awareness.

Moon represents the subtle influence in your design. Influence is a key to your well-being.

North Node represents your destiny, the future, and the unknown. Destiny is a key theme to your fulfillment, and personal success.

South Node represents gifts, skills, and abilities we already have. Gifts are primary abilities that you can integrate, and rely on for your authentic fulfillment.

Mercury represents our mental theme, communication, and intelligence: Mind is a key aspect of your life path, and the way you are designed to interact with the world.

Venus represents attraction, relationships, love, beauty and harmony: Attraction is an aspect of your design that will draw others to you.

Mars represents our desires, courage and action. Passion is your soul’s desire and a key element to your authentic joy.

Jupiter represents our abundance, an area of growth, prosperity and potential. Abundance is a source of your inner wisdom.

Saturn represents responsibility, structure and aspiration. Task is the theme of your primary life assignments.

Uranus represents our uniqueness, an area for excellence and expansion. Uniqueness is one of your key areas for self-development.

Neptune represents imagination, possibilities, intuition, and creative power. This Secret Power is a hidden aspect of your design that wants to be uncovered.

Pluto represents power, transformation, evolution, life & death, cycles, change, expansion. Your Power is one of your powerful gifts that will help you succeed.

The positions of the earth and sun create the primary birth cross (color framed on the profile). The profiles contain both the conscious personality (dark grey icons on the profile, birth chart, and report) and the subconscious design (light grey icons on the profile, birth chart, and report). The subconscious design aspects come from the location of the elements 3 months prior to birth when major brain development takes place, and usually reflect aspects that may be more challenging to integrate.

I Ching Spectrum Astrology Birth Chart - incarnation cross

The I Ching Birth Chart contains all the astrological elements from your birth date, time, and location. They are color coded to the I Ching and include the primary theme for each of the astrological elements. The birth chart, profiles, and reports are personalized custom designs and take up to 3 business days to complete.

I Ching Spectrum Astrology Birth Chart - example

The profiles, birth charts, and reports are compatible with the Human Design and Gene Keys systems. The placement of the hexagrams on the 360 degree astrological birth chart comes from the Human Design system developed around 1989 after Ra Uru Hu / Alan (Robert) Krakower had a mystical experience where he received the information from a voice over the course of a few days, and then studied and tested it before sharing the information as the Human Design system. The Human Design and Gene Keys system (developed by Richard Rudd) are great tools for self-development, they have helped many people, including myself, with self-discovery, and the process of deconditioning. It can be complicated for some, and take a few years to fully understand and apply it.

I Ching Spectrum Astrology Profile and Birth Chart - binary energy flow

I believe working directly with the I Ching is a simpler way of integrating the information, and expanding our self-awareness. The profiles, birth charts, and reports are great as an introduction to the concepts. My personal journey has shown me the power that these systems and the I Ching have for self-discovery, it has affected my being, and every aspect of my life. My own process of transformation has inspired the Spectrum I Ching for Self-Realization system I developed.

The Spectrum I Ching for Self-Realization

The Spectrum I Ching for Self-Realization is designed by Nathalie Strassburg. The foundation is the 4 Primary aspects of ourselves: Physical, Emotional, Spiritual, and Mental. The 8 parts of ourselves that we unify on the path to self-realization are: Instinctive, Tribal, Emotional, Rational, Achiever, Ecological, Integrated, and Holistic. The parts of ourselves are represented by the 8 trigrams from the I Ching / Bagua: Earth, Wind, Fire, Thunder, Mountain, Water, Lake, and Heaven. The 64 hexagrams form the spectrum of consciousness, and the lessons we master on our journey to greater fulfillment and self-realization.

The Spectrum I Ching for Self-realization system by Nathalie Strassburg

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Intuitive Geometry & the I Ching

Intuitive Geometry Method Icons

The Intuitive Geometry method is a basic set of principles for using overlapping circles to create and design anything. Intuitive Geometry is a universal model based on the fundamental patterns of life, similar to the I Ching, and it is a framework for an infinite number of projects. I believe the Intuitive Geometry system is a great educational tool because we learn so much easier with colors and patterns.

The Spectrum I Ching Intuitive Geometry art by Nathalie Strassburg

I recommend further study of the I Ching, Human Design system, Gene Keys, Kabbalah, Chakras, Astrology, Psychological Archetypes, personality spectrum, Numerology, Advaita Vedanta, A Course in Miracles etc.

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The Spectrum of the Emotional Body

The Spectrum of the Emotional Body by Nathalie Strassburg
  1. Introduction
  2. The Purpose of Emotions
  3. The Spectrum of the Emotional Body
    1. Root: Survival, Stability, and Safety
    2. Sacral: Sensuality, Sexuality, Emotion
    3. Navel: Creativity, Life Force, Desire
    4. Solar Plexus: Willpower, Confidence, Self-Assurance
    5. Heart: Connection, Compassion, Universal Love
    6. Thyroid: Transformation, Hormones, Metabolism
    7. Throat: Communication, Expression, Authenticity
    8. Eye: Vision, Imagination, Visualization
    9. Crown: Knowledge, Self-Realization, Spirituality

Introduction

The emotional body is part of the four primary energetic planes that form the human body, including the physical, emotional, mental, and etheric or memory bodies. These bodies are programmed through our DNA which includes the genetic material and our astrological light signature or imprint. When source energy or spirit incarnates into a physical vehicle it makes a choice that combines the inherited potential along with the astrological potential which predetermines a significant percentage of the life path, creative purpose, and destiny of the individual. The DNA is the light code that constructs the form driven by the electrical and chemical circuitry.

The emotional body is a field of information that exists on the emotional plane of frequencies. The individual’s field gets propagated with information from the moment of conception, and it moves outwards as information is stored. There is a spectrum of emotions that range in frequency from low vibration to high vibration. Our current emotional well-being is determined by the overall health of this field which reflects the emotions that dominate our day to day lives, and historical emotional patterns. The field is continuously updated and can be affected in numerous ways.

Human Emotion Frequencies

The Purpose of Emotions

The spectrum of emotions that we are familiar with are specific to incarnation in the current dense physical form. In spirit form, or higher frequency incarnations the emotional spectrum is limited to the higher frequencies of acceptance, understanding, love, delight, appreciation, enchantment, ecstasy, and bliss. For more information read The Spectrum of Spirit Consciousness.

The purpose of the spectrum of emotions in the physical incarnation is feedback. The emotional feedback engages both our electrical and chemical circuitry for the purpose of living the experience on earth. When we understand the emotional field from an objective perspective, we engage a highly attuned guidance system. Ultimately an incarnation is designed for self-realization which is the process of transformation of clearing the emotional body of lower frequencies and filling it with higher frequencies.

Emotionally charged situations and adverse emotional experiences are opportunities for clearing the emotional body. When an emotion is experienced, we have conscious access to that information in our field which allows our conscious mind to respond to the information. When we respond with higher frequencies like courage, trust, acceptance, understanding, and compassion we are updating the information in our field. When we respond in this way repeatedly, and consistently we permanently update the field of the emotional body.

The Human Body Biofield and Chakras with Female Anatomy. View all Biofield and Chakra Images.

Empathy, in its purest form, is accessing another individual’s field for the purpose of obtaining or sharing information with another. Ideally this information is used as guidance to respond appropriately to the individual, in order to assist. However, when our own emotional body has not been sufficiently cleared it interferes with our ability to experience, understand, and respond effectively because it resonates with information in our own field. In these cases, we provide each other with opportunities for emotional transmutation and clearing.

Stagnant emotional information, or long-standing low frequencies can cause a build-up in the field that can become physical ailments, discomfort, illnesses, and other symptoms that act as an amplified form of feedback. The physical and emotional bodies are dominated by the mind, or mental body, which is the higher plane of information. The physical and emotional bodies are learning tools for the mind.

As the emotional and mental bodies are cleared of lower frequency interference the individual spends more and more time in the etheric or memory body, which is the higher plane of information with access to all spiritual knowledge. Meditation is among the most important tools for clearing the mental body on the path to self-realization. Meditation has to be combined with higher frequency processes and information, like affirmations, to be effective in clearing and replacing limiting beliefs and programming.

The Spectrum of the Emotional Body

Below is a framework for understanding the emotional body as it is subjectively experienced through each of the 9 energy centers or chakras. The framework is intended to expand our conscious awareness of the field of emotional information in order to assist us on the path of emotional freedom which is central to the process of transformation, and the tension for transformation that comes with awakening to higher truth and moving from fear to love.

Root: Survival, Stability, Safety

The foundation of low frequency emotions originates from the feeling of separation from source energy. This feeling is at the core of fear. We experience this incredibly painful emotion, mostly deeply suppressed, because deep in our subconscious mind we know what we are, we know we are a part of source energy. The profound experience of remembering this in meditation, past life regression hypnosis, or near death experiences, provides additional evidence for this.

Without addressing the core emotional wound of separation, we will believe we are just a body, and we will face a great deal of fear, fear of death, fear for our safety, and experience the feeling of powerlessness in all kinds of ways and areas of our life which will make us feel sad, angry, like a victim, and see others as victims. A lot of our energy will be spent trying to fill this void.

When we have healed this center there is no longer energy leaking through this vital area. When the root energy center is balanced and harmonious, we feel safe in every way, stable and capable in the body, excited about the adventure of life, and secure in our foundation of higher self-awareness. The 9th center, the crown, is the energetic partner for this process and represents knowledge, self-realization, and spirituality.

Human Body Chakras Energy Centre 2 Sacral

Sacral: Sensuality, Sexuality, Emotion

The sacral center processes lower frequency information associated with primal urges and sexuality because it is required for procreation. When this center is unbalanced, our life revolves around sexuality, and we are driven by impulsive behavior as we react to emotions unconsciously, which often leads to inappropriate, addictive, or other excessive behavior. The emotions that dominate this unbalanced center are shame, and guilt, which often gets covered up with anger or sadness.

Healing, and harmonizing the sacral center comes from an expanded perspective, primarily from the energetic partner center, the 8th center, the eye, which represents vision, inner vision, wisdom, and understanding gained through contemplation, and reflection which brings acceptance to the experience of being human and all that it contains. When we can see life, and its patterns objectively we no longer take it personally, and this allows us to let go of feeling shame and guilt related to the body, its urges, and our unconscious behavior in the past.

When the sacral center is balanced we experience contentment, appreciation for the body, we savor pleasures, sex and sensual activities become sacred, we are capable of commitment, we allow ourselves to feel vulnerable, our defenses and reactions are reduced, we feel receptive to life’s intuitive guidance, relationships feel good, and we release addictions which makes us feel emotionally free, and empowered.

Human Body Chakras Energy Centre 3 Navel

The navel center processes our desires. Desire is the life force that propels us to engage life, and it fuels our creative initiative to take action to fulfill our desires. When this center is unbalanced, we will experience indifference, apathy, and a lack of drive to engage life.

Healing, and harmonizing the navel center comes predominantly from the energetic partner center, the 7th center, the throat, which represents expression, communication, and authenticity. We are a unique creative expression of source energy, and it is our life purpose to express ourselves authentically. This can be done in any number of ways, from moving our body to exercise, dance, walk, or expressing our creativity through artistic endeavors like acting, writing, creating art, or gardening.

When the navel center is balanced we will feel delighted with life, creative, energetic, excited, sociable, cooperative, playful, optimistic, caring, friendly, and we appreciate our unique life.

Human Body Chakras Energy Centre 4 Solar Plexus

Solar Plexus: Willpower, Confidence, Self-Assurance

The solar plexus center processes information relating to the use of our willpower and relates to everything connected to becoming a self-empowered individual. When this center is unbalanced, we will feel fearful, anxious, and lack drive, willpower, and confidence.

Healing, and harmonizing the solar plexus comes from courage, and building trust. The energetic partner for this process is the 6th center, the thyroid, which represents transformation and our hormonal expressions. The solar plexus center processes a significant amount of information that affects every aspect of our lives and creating a unique identity in a homogenized society. Healing this center happens through the gradual process of setting boundaries, engaging our skills to build confidence, act with integrity, face our fears, and integrate our shadows.

When the solar plexus center is balanced we feel powerful, emotionally free, authentic, capable, sincere, confident, self-assured, assertive, competent, and discerning.

Human Body Chakras Energy Centre 5 Heart

Heart: Connection, Compassion, Universal Love

The heart center is at the center of the body’s electrical and chemical circuitry, and it serves as the central station servicing all other centers, thus processing everything related to feeling connected, loved, and whole. When this center is unbalanced, we feel disconnected, unloved, unlovable, unloving, resentful, hopeless, judgmental, and we fear rejection, conflict, and criticism.

Healing, and harmonizing the heart center comes from acceptance, and compassion. Self-love, self-compassion, and accepting ourselves, others, and life as it is heals the heart center. Self-love is the art of giving to ourselves that which we most want and need. As we go through the process of growing in love with ourselves our heart opens to life, nature, spirit, and others. We learn how to embody the frequency of love to greater degrees through the realization and practice of filling our thoughts, words, actions, feelings, and intentions with love because it makes us feel good.

When the heart center is balanced we feel connected to all of life, we love ourselves, we feel loved, loving, lovable, accepting, compassionate, hopeful, trusting, understanding, peaceful, patient, safe, courageous, open to new experiences, excited by new awareness, and we feel appreciation for all beings, and all emotions.

Human Body Chakras Energy Centre 6 Thyroid

Thyroid: Transformation, Hormones, Metabolism

The thyroid center plays a significant role in our chemical circuitry and the lifelong process of balancing our hormones as we progress through different life stages. Life is a process of transformation because the human vehicle has a genetic destiny it is designed to fulfill. When this center is unbalanced, our hormones will be out of balance, and this leads to many significant issues like feeling depressed, restless, stressed, overwhelmed, unmotivated or resistant to change, incompetent, undesirable, uneasy, uncomfortable, and unfulfilled.

Healing, and harmonizing the thyroid center comes from self-empowerment. The solar plexus is the energetic partner for this process, which is about facing our fears, building confidence, setting boundaries, and growing in emotional freedom. Self-empowerment, and transformation are about mastering ourselves, and this is both gender specific and unique for each individual.

When the thyroid center is healed, and balanced, we are capable of being both independent and interdependent, relationship orientated and goal orientated, emotional and detached, nurturing and a problem solver, vulnerable and courageous, trusting, and confident, cooperative and competitive, loving and powerful, responsive and accountable, virtuous and competent, receptive and assertive, intuitive and analytical. Read The Spectrum of Gender – Feminine and Masculine Expressions for Hormonal Balance. The more balanced and harmonious this center is the more empowered and fulfilled we will feel in every aspect of our lives.

Human Body Chakras Energy Centre 7 Throat

Throat: Communication, Expression, Authenticity

The throat center processes information, and emotions relating to our ability to express ourselves authentically. When the center is unbalanced, we will feel misunderstood, unheard, inauthentic, purposeless, and incapable of standing up for ourselves, or sharing our inner truth with others, and the world.

Healing, and harmonizing the throat center comes from authentic self-expression and fulfilling our creative destiny. Each of us have innate genius, talents, gifts, and abilities that we have opportunities to develop. Through our commitment, and sustained effort we can refine these skills to achieve excellence in our unique way. When this center is balanced, we will feel confident in who we are as a person, and what we bring to the world. We will feel purposeful and dedicate our life to something we perceive as our higher purpose, and this will make us feel satisfied, joyful, free, and determined.

Human Body Chakras Energy Centre 8 Eye

Eye: Vision, Imagination, Visualization

The eye center processes the information, and emotions relating to our perception of the world, our life, and the use of our imagination. When the center is unbalanced, we will feel bored, disenchanted with life, ungrateful, unimaginative, incapable of visualizing or planning, and not believe or follow through with our dreams.

Healing, and harmonizing the eye center comes from turning our awareness and attention inwards to explore our inner world. This magical process requires periods of retreat, solitude, mindfulness, contemplation, and reflection. When we become quiet it naturally allows our mental and emotional bodies to process information that expands our consciousness. Most people are afraid of this process, too distracted with life, or never prioritize their self-fulfillment due to limiting beliefs.

When the eye center is balanced, we will feel enchanted with life, we will feel grateful all the time simply for being able to live life. We will love every day because we feel like we are free to create the life and experiences that we want. As this center becomes more harmonious, we naturally give up lower frequencies of nourishment because our vehicle is producing refined chemicals that make us aware that we are living a dream, it becomes inspiring, joyful, and blissful.

Human Body Chakras Energy Centre 9 Crown

Crown: Knowledge, Self-Realization, Spirituality

The crown center processes information and emotions relating to the highest frequencies of truth, love, and light. When the center is unbalanced, we will feel uninspired, unfulfilled, uncertain, confused, doubtful, and live with a lack of peace, joy, and harmony.

Healing, and harmonizing the crown center comes from filling ourselves with higher truth every day and living with an abundant mindset. When the crown center is balanced we will feel love through our every thought, word, action, and emotion. We will experience feeling free, safe, protected, and intuitively guided in every way, every day. We will feel like we always have access to whatever we need, and always know the best thing to do in every situation, and that every day is perfect exactly as it is, and that everything that happens to us is happening for us, and it is perfect because we will experience our life as an unfolding of who we are, and we will live securely in the foundation with our higher self as we embody more of our whole light body.

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The Spectrum of Tension for Transformation

The Spectrum of Tension for Transformation by Nathalie Strassburg
  1. Introduction
  2. The Tension of Transformation vs. Suffering
  3. The Spectrum of Tension for Transformation:
    1. Root: Survival, Stability, and Safety
    2. Sacral: Sensuality, Sexuality, Emotion
    3. Navel: Creativity, Life Force, Desire
    4. Solar Plexus: Willpower, Confidence, Self-Assurance
    5. Heart: Connection, Compassion, Universal Love
    6. Thyroid: Transformation, Hormones, Metabolism
    7. Throat: Communication, Expression, Authenticity
    8. Eye: Vision, Imagination, Visualization
    9. Crown: Knowledge, Self-Realization, Spirituality

Introduction

Most of us on earth have been conditioned to avoid pain, discomfort, adversity, and suffering. Entire industries are the evidence for this, including some of the most well-funded organizations and those that focus on victimization. There is a distinct difference between suffering and the tension of transformation.

The truth is that change is the process of transformation, and transformation for many comes through the tension that inspires the desire for growth. Many individuals are being held back from growth because of a lack of understanding that leads to dysfunctional relationships, governments, and organizations. This article is inspired by my own experiences and the individuals I see who are unhappy because they struggle to embrace the things that would lead to their growth and happiness.

The tension of transformation vs. suffering

With a clear understanding of the gifts that inspire change we learn that we have a choice to either embrace the tension, or suffer the tension that life brings our way. Everyone experiences the tension because of the type of world we are in, it comes with the current territory. By 2100 things will be very different, but we get there because of our willingness to be open to new possibilities for change and growth. Our choice is to either go with the flow with what life presents to us for our growth, and embrace the process of transformation, allowing it to be the wind in our sails, or resist it and suffer pain, unhappiness and unfulfilling lives.

Suffering is a mental state of victimization, where we either perceive ourselves or someone else as a victim. This leads to stagnation, co-dependence, and reacting out if fear. Dysfunctional relationships are most often caused by the fear of being the source of the tension for transformation for someone else. The tension of transformation is the expansive mental state where we choose to master our challenges and respond to adversity like it is an opportunity for expanding our consciousness, and improving our lives and the world around us.

Nathalie Strassburg Intuitive Geometry Violet Flame Spectrum Geometry Original Art
The Original Violet Flame Spectrum Geometry Art. The Violet Flame represents the high frequencies of violet light and the energy of love, freedom and transmutation.

The spectrum for tension of transformation

Below is a framework for understanding how the tension of transformation manifests in our lives through the 9 energy centers (chakras). Remember every challenging thought, situation, experience, relationship, and idea is for our personal development. Life is a uniquely subjective experience based on our own life experiences, genetic and astrological design, purpose, and desires.

Additional useful articles to read: The Process of Transformation,  The Spectrum of Spirit ConsciousnessThe Spectrum of Gender – Feminine & Masculine ExpressionsMastering Desire – Resting the Mind and SensesThe Spectrum of Experience – How we Create our Subjective RealityThe Future 2022 and BeyondUnify Consciousness – The spectrum of the selfThe Spectrum of the Emotional Body.

Root: Survival, Stability, Safety

At the core of our existence as human beings we are faced with the dilemma of survival, stability, and safety. The part of us that sees ourselves as a separate individualized being suffers the illusion of aloneness, a body in a big world. The part of us that knows we are an energy being sees itself as an interconnected part of a web of energy. For most of us the tension of transformation in the root center evolves around expanding our understanding of what we are, and thus simply requires us to expand our understanding of energy and how it functions.

Confidence in our ability to survive and feel safe in this world comes from knowing in every part of our being that we are more than a separate body. There are a number of avenues we can take to expand our knowing, depending on our current conditioning which makes some ideas more acceptable than others, these can include studying quantum physics, psychology, self-realization, scriptures, past life regressions, out of body experiences, psychic phenomena, channeling, and any related subjects. The sincere study of these fields with an open heart and mind with the intention to expand our consciousness leads to the deeper understanding of what energy is, how it works, what we are, what this world is, and how to reach a state of self-fulfillment.

It is very important to realize that due to conditioning, fear, and limiting beliefs many of us will experience the tension of transformation as the resistance to some new or even old ideas. Do not let it stop you, you are meant to transcend this kind of limitation. Open your mind, study everything and trust that your deeper self is intelligent and intuitive enough to find the golden thread that leads you to your own inner truth. The process of expanding your mind is the process of integrating new ideas and knowledge holistically. Trust your own intuition as to which avenues to take based on what your feel curious about. Inside of you is a vast intelligent being that has the experience and knowledge to walk your own path to self-fulfillment and receive all the evidence you need to feel completely safe and secure in this world, no matter what others say or what is going on around you.

My inner truth:

Our fears are our gateways to expanding our consciousness, attaining self-fulfillment, being empowered, and living the kind of life we deeply desire. Through my own personal trials, I faced the fear of the unknown, fear of rejection, fear of conflict, addictions, extreme sensitivity to stress, profound emotional immaturity due to dysfunctional upbringing, and feeling lost, confused, and alone. Even with guiding inner visions and some profound experiences throughout my life I still suffered in the fog of fear until I dedicated enough time, focus, and energy to filling my consciousness with expansive ideas that opened my mind to new possibilities. Through years of study, commitment to my own growth, and determination to be happy I went through a process of radical transformation. Today, based on my own evidence and experience, I can say that we live in a world created by minds for our own experience, that is why I call it a game. Energy is conscious, consciousness is the universal substance, and it is programmable at all levels, which means that our experience reflects the mental conditioning we received throughout our lives, and only we can update our programming through the process of expanding our minds and growing in awareness through the integration of new information, habits, and experiences that serve our well-being. Read The Spectrum of Spirit Consciousness to understand how everything fits together in this world of energy and what we are, what this world is, and why you are always safe, loved and protected.

Human Body Chakras Energy Centre 2 Sacral

Sacral: Sensuality, Sexuality, Emotion

The tension of transformation in the sacral center comes predominantly from the experience of emotions. Some individuals are more sensitive than others. Emotions are fields of information that move through our energetic system. Emotions are central to the human experience on earth and each individual’s biofield consist of an emotional body where emotional information is stored electromagnetically.

The tension of transformation in the sacral center will come from developing emotional freedom: unraveling our beliefs around emotions, what happened in the past, and learning how to understand emotions as energetic information so they are not taken personally.

Traumatic emotional experiences start while we are in the womb (we experience what our mothers experience) and continue during our early years, and they can remain unresolved into adulthood and even old age which leads to unfulfilling lives. Any adverse emotional reaction we experience now is an emotional trigger that originated in the past. These stagnant energies are also the cause of most illnesses and adverse events, not just depression. Illnesses are the body’s way of getting our attention in order to catalyze the process of healing. Through awareness, mindfulness, and compassion these emotional wounds can be healed and cleared so that our emotional body is healthy, and we feel confident and empowered. This process does not require years of therapy, but simply the intention to face our vulnerabilities and use any process or healing modality that appeals to us. The way we respond to a current emotional experience affects our past, present and future.

My inner truth:

This was by far the most challenging experience for me because emotions are so intense, and they can override our sense of logic and reason. The way I learned how to work through this was as follows: Whenever I experienced an emotional trigger, uncomfortable experience, distressing thoughts etc. I would immediately become super aware, use my breath in the moment to calm myself, and give myself some time to respond. I made myself consciously aware of what was going on by objectively and honestly speaking to myself compassionately about what I feel and think, and then I would make the time to process the feelings and thoughts consciously so that it changed the way I thought and felt about the experience.

The process included the following: Understanding how the past affects current experiences, the desire to heal my emotional body, compassionate self-talk, writing letters, journaling, lots of affirmations, mantras, setting boundaries, creating new beliefs, asking my subconscious / whole self for help, meeting my needs (past or present), and making the changes in my life and habits that reflected my new awareness. Every time we have an adverse emotional experience it is an invitation from our self to heal and integrate the hurt and fearful parts of ourselves. It takes some practice and time, but once we recognize the patterns and make the conscious effort to work through the experiences, we learn to love the process of healing because of the way we feel about ourselves, others, and the world – this is emotional freedom.

Human Body Chakras Energy Centre 3 Navel

The tension of transformation in the navel center comes mostly from our desires. Desires are the fuel that drive life, they can therefore drive us either upwards to higher frequencies, or lower into dark states if despair and addiction. Mastering our desires are central to evolving our consciousness in every way. Our desires can fuel our creativity which is the highest expression of our being that can lead us to self-fulfillment and higher purpose. Read Mastering Desire – Resting the Mind and Senses.

My inner truth:

Mastering my desires were key to taking my personal growth to a much higher level. It was not until I was willing to examine every habit and change things that were not serving me that I could see and experience higher frequencies. This was a gradual process for me that started about 12 years ago. Eventually I changed nearly all my daily habits and created the life I wanted to live.

The strangest part about this process was that it required me to realize I was in incompatible relationships, with myself, personal relationships, and with work. Many of the people did not like the changes I wanted to make or made. The beautiful part of the process is that I could discover my authentic self, the person I love, regardless of what others think or say. It can be very challenging giving up habits that give some comfort like addictions. The most important thing I realized here is that every time I gave something up it was like I reclaimed power I was unknowingly giving away. This empowered me to use the new and available energy towards greater endeavors.

Human Body Chakras Energy Centre 4 Solar Plexus

Solar Plexus: Willpower, Confidence, Self-Assurance

The tension of transformation in the solar plexus comes from the experiences that develop our willpower, strength of character, confidence, and self-assurance. The development of our will is the dominant factor that allows our consciousness to move beyond the separated victim egocentric self. To discover our authentic self we face every part of ourselves, every fear, every wound, every shadow. Through this process we develop healthy boundaries and self-respect that turns into appreciation that allows us to develop self-love and move into higher frequencies that open our hearts.

My inner truth:

Taking responsibility for everything in my life allowed me to move beyond a victim mindset and start the journey of dreaming, setting goals, making the decisions, taking the actions, and manifesting the life I love to live. When we start new things it is like a rough sketch, and only through practice and consistent effort do we refine our skills and abilities that turn into excellence.

Art and design are the crafts that allowed me to develop the willpower I needed to feel confident enough to face the more challenging personal quests. I highly recommend any craft, habit, or hobby that you enjoy that will allow you to develop confidence. Developing confidence and self-assurance through perseverance is a skill we can transfer to other areas of our lives. The most challenging aspects for me here was discovering my boundaries, and setting healthy boundaries with the universe, myself, and others. Setting boundaries comes from the tension of transformation and setting boundaries also creates tension for transformation, within ourselves and for others. Through this difficulty I learned to trust what really belongs in my life and what doesn’t. It taught me what the gift of detachment is really about.

Human Body Chakras Energy Centre 5 Heart

Heart: Connection, Compassion, Universal Love

The tension of transformation in the heart center comes predominantly from developing self-love and transcending limiting ideas, perspectives, experiences, and beliefs of love. Intimacy is something far beyond sexuality and emotions. Intimacy is the frequency of love that connects our personality to our inner-self, that connects to our higher self, that connects us to our spark of the source of life and all consciousness.

Consciousness is the universal substance that permeates absolutely everything, at every scale. Everything is conscious and responds to love. Through the expansion of our consciousness, we discover the true nature of everything, and this is the gradual process that opens our hearts to everything. Compassion is the byproduct of this process and universal love is the outcome. Self-love is the process of cultivating intimacy with ourselves. Self-love is the beginning of this journey and self-compassion is the method for expanding our awareness by sincerely opening our minds and hearts to new possibilities for love.

My inner truth:

The entire concept of self-love was unknown to me until my late thirties. My conditioned mind was overly critical, judgmental, and highly defensive. I isolated myself from the world and others out of fear because of the poor relationship skills I had, and the emotional immaturity I was unaware of. The only way I could transcend this was with daily habits, affirmations, mantras, positive self-talk, and a huge amount of self-compassion. Self-love is an art. Once I developed sufficient sincere self-love my frequency was high enough that my heart and mind could open to the spectrum of love that allows me to integrate new awareness holistically.

Human Body Chakras Energy Centre 6 Thyroid

Thyroid: Transformation, Hormones, Metabolism

The tension of transformation in the thyroid center comes predominantly from balancing our feminine and masculine polarity and expressions in harmony with the body we are incarnated in. Our hormones are a two-way street, they affect everything we experience and everything we do affects them. It is vital for each gender to express themselves optimally in order to be healthy, feel good, and capable of achieving self-fulfillment. When our hormones are unbalanced, we will not have the desire or willpower to embrace the tension of transformation. Our intention with any action and activity determines whether it is a feminine or masculine expression, regardless of our gender. Read more about The Spectrum of Gender – Feminine and Masculine expressions for hormonal balance.

Feminine and Masculine Expressions for Hormonal Balance

My inner truth:

Most women today are masculine in their polarity, and we have no idea of the damage this is creating on all levels of society. Women are the ones who have to lead the masculine into a world of peace and love, and we cannot do this when our hormones are unbalanced because we will simply be incapable of expressing the higher frequencies of love. I come from generations of masculine women, so I had no idea what was going on. It was only through gradual progression and spiritual guidance that I discovered that I had completely disowned my femininity.

Developing my authentic self naturally led to a lifestyle where I was expressing more and more of my femininity, and the more I learned to relax and do things that I love the happier I became. Women need the freedom to live every day intuitively, doing things that we love, and doing things in a loving way. This is a profound journey of transformation and change that affects everything we do, every thought, word, feeling, emotion, and intention.

Human Body Chakras Energy Centre 7 Throat

Throat: Communication, Expression, Authenticity

The tension of transformation in the throat center comes predominantly from the discovery and the courage to fulfill our life purpose. People most often want to know what their life purpose is, and the funny thing is that we all have the same purpose – to share spirit awareness through our unique vehicle. Our life purpose and destinies are the natural expression of our true authentic self. We may be gifted with all kinds of talents, skills, and abilities, but it is only when we put them in service of our higher self that they become enchanting. Self-fulfillment is the goal of every life, and all tension of transformation is designed to strip away everything we don’t need that allows for the unveiling of our inner truth, authentic self, and our authentic self-expression.

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My inner truth:

I loved drawing from a really young age and through the tension of transformation life orchestrated that I attend art school. Art turned into design, and I spent my late teens till 42 years of age working as a freelance designer for countless individuals and organizations. During my early 30s I started feeling like I wanted to do something more, but I had no idea where to start. Then I had a vision of a large geometric drawing that changed my life.

The vision prompted me to start studying everything I could with a whole new intention. I wanted to know everything about geometry and how it related to every aspect of life. It took years of studying and drawing to realize there was a fundamental structure that repeated itself over and over in everything at every scale. This is how the Intuitive Geometry method was developed. The Intuitive Geometry art and designs are my authentic expressions of my inner truth, and the way I see and share the highest frequencies of spirit, truth, love, and light. Each human contains a seed for this kind of authentic expression of higher truth. It is a process of discovering our natural talents and following our authentic joy that provides enough enthusiasm for the refinement that leads to beautiful authentic expressions that we love.

Human Body Chakras Energy Centre 8 Eye

Eye: Vision, Imagination, Visualization

The tension of transformation in the eye center comes predominantly from expanding our perspectives, and using our imagination to create new things and the life we want to life. This process requires us to contemplate life so that we can integrate our lessons and wisdom. When we retreat from the external world periodically we allow ourselves to integrate awareness, and provide the receptive state for our higher self to fill our being with more of our light that reveals new possibilities to us. The challenge here is to give up the outer world and look within.

My inner truth:

Spending so much time alone naturally allowed me to cultivate my ability to contemplate and reflect. Without the space to process life I don’t think we can expand our consciousness beyond a certain degree. Most people are simply absorbed in the distractions of the mundane world. I was determined to be happy and willing to do whatever it took to discover how. This led to a profound inner journey of discovery. I know now what is possible when we believe we can live a life we love, and this is something I wish for everyone to discover, it is magical.

Human Body Chakras Energy Centre 9 Crown

Crown: Knowledge, Self-Realization, Spirituality

The tension of transformation in the crown center comes from filling ourselves every day in every way with the highest frequencies if truth, love, and light. This is the process of transformation and takes commitment, devotion, perseverance, discipline, intention, sincerity, integrity, trust, intuition, willingness, an open mind, and heart. In order to live in the frequencies of joy and bliss every day requires us to clear our energetic system and environment from all interference. It is here that life can be experienced as the dream it truly is.

My inner truth:

I did not know what bliss was until I started devoting every day in every way to my higher self. Bliss is a state of deep peace, stillness, divine relaxation, inner joy, and unconditional love all experienced at the same time. Once I started tapping into this frequency of being there was nowhere else I would rather be, and it requires nothing outside of myself. This state of being is our truly natural state and I believe it is possible for anyone to achieve.


Some elements of Self-Realization:

  1. Self-awareness and body-awareness.
  2. Self-acceptance and self-love.
  3. Self-nurturing and cultivation.
  4. Emotional well-being and maturity.
  5. Mindfulness and conscious decision making.
  6. Self-inquiry and investigation (questioning everything, especially habits and beliefs).
  7. Open-mindedness, aspiring to higher truths and higher purpose.
  8. Expanded perspectives, meta cognition, meditation, stillness.
  9. Perseverance and devotion.
  10. Equanimity and the ability to integrate polarities.

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