So, I disagree with any method of chakra work that works with all of your chakras at the same time. This was not how the yogis of Hinduism ever did chakra work, it was always working with each chakra individually. In this spirit I have been pathworking the chakras. Starting at the first chakra and theoretically moving on when I’ve worked with a chakra enough.
So, I’ve been working with my Muladhara (also known as the Base or Root) Chakra since August and I have a very detailed and well studied meditation that I do daily to empower, cleanse, and work with my Muladhara Chakra. Basically, it consists of a set of six hand mudras, each held for five minutes, where I maintain the Mula Bandha and chant the Seed Mantra.
Often, when I am doing this meditation, chanting the Seed Mantra, which is Lam, sends me into a trance. Once, I fell into a trance and a large, black, Western-style dragon appeared before me in a vision, I rode the dragon and he brought me to meet the Greek God Asclepius, God of Healing who taught me about (surprise, surprise) healing.
Anyway, today while I was doing my meditation I fell into another trance and I kept repeating that I was seeking athanasia, amrita (amrita is a Hindu concept meaning both the object that makes you immortal as well as the state of being immortal), I was seeking immortality. Then it felt as though I was falling into my Muladhara Chakra. Then, I saw the Hindu deities of Brahma, Shiva and a woman who I didn’t know. After a little bit of reading I am convinced that her name is Dakini Shakti, as the other two are also associated with the Muladhara Chakra.
And so they began speaking to me and congratulating me and they were all speaking at the same time in a noticeable Hindi accent so it was a little difficult to hear what they were saying. I do remember Brahma saying, “You see the face of God, the faces of God, for all is Brahman’s face.”
Anyway, then Shiva asked, “So, you seek Amrita, you desire immortality?” And Brahma said, “But why in your flesh, wouldn’t you rather have a body made of energy and light?” I responded that I wanted my fleshy body because it has my chakras, it has my hormones, my glands, my powers. Brahma then said, “Then you shall have both, you will learn how to change your energetic structure in your eternity on the earth.” And the woman said, “You will indeed find Amrita, it is your karmic duty in this life. Remember Idunn’s Ash Box was filled with apples that make the god’s immortal. (This was a reference to Scandinavian folklore, as well as my name, it took me aback.)” And I responded, “But I don’t believe in karma.” Brahma said, “You don’t have to.” Then Shiva said, “You must move on now to the Svadhistana Chakra, any more work on your Muladhara Chakra will put you in danger of your Kundalini rising early. After you have gone through all of your chakras then you may raise your Kundalini. He will teach you further about Amrita.” Brahma then chuckled and said, “We will indeed see you soon, goodbye immortal child.” At this, my trance ended.
So, that was pretty crazy. But it is interesting that the Muladhara Chakra is seen as the “Seat of Destiny” because it is where karmic attachments are kept, and every action sows a seed that fruits in life later. And so, evidently, it’s my Karmic Duty, or Dharma, to bring immortality to the gods. And who are the gods but us.