THE HEAD CENTERS
In this week’s webinar, we explored the two major head centers: hochmah/binah – wisdom/understanding and keter – the crown. These two centers play a key role in the development of our inner life.
THE THIRD EYE
HOCHMAH/BINAH – WISDOM/UNDERSTANDING
- The sephirah of hochmah/binah, wisdom/understanding, is the center of meditation.
- Through the sephirah of hochmah/binah, we tap into the power of the creative imagination.
- There are three stages to the development of this center:
- In the initial stage, the ajna serves as the door into our interior world.
- In the second stage of the development of this center, we tap into the infinite wisdom and understanding that is in the Universal Mind of God.
- In the third stage, the sephirah of hochmah/binah is transformed into a spiritual transmitter and not just a receiver.
- When the development of this center reaches its highest fulfillment, the left hand and right hand components of the third eye come together, and the Shechinah ascends to hochmah/binah, and we come “face to face” with God.
- The ajna center plays yet one other vital role in the spiritual life of humanity.
This center is the focal point for the energy of peace.
THE CENTER AT THE TOP OF THE HEAD
KETER – THE CROWN
- The head center is a complex and sensitive instrument. In Yogic teaching, it is described as a lotus comprised of a thousand petals that need to be unfolded one by one.
- It is the fully functioning head center that distinguishes the great prophets and teachers of humanity.
- It is an expression of the union of the individual with God, and it marks a complete transformation of the physical human being.
- This union transforms the individual from an ordinary human being into a God-realized soul.
- The opening of the crown center and the awakening of the energy of the Will of God are closely linked with overcoming great adversity and intense inner struggles.