Comprehending God ~ The Orientation of Heaven and Hell ~ “The Red Chakra”


I’ve just woken from a dream. I seldom remember my dreams, although I’m sort of aware that there is another world I return to each night. This particular chink in the wall, showed me a dream of devastation and loss.

I’ve been up for 2 hours and I can’t sleep although I want a simple oblivion before the coming day.

It’s difficult to focus at the moment, but the Red Chakra purrs a warming vibration.

Sometimes the heights of blue and violet are too intense and the frequency of their astral song is beyond my hearing.

I am not ready for Heaven



  1. Comment by Lilly on January 20, 2009 6:17 am

    Perhaps change is on its way. I often have similar dreams. There is something trying to work its way out perhaps. Think of the green chakra Henry. Look outwards not just inwards. You will reach the heights of blue and violet when it’s time. Take Care, seriously! Hope you managed to get some peaceful sleep. Lilly

  2. Comment by soulMerlin on January 20, 2009 6:27 am

    You’re very astute Lilly. I think I’ve just done an Icarus.


  3. Comment by Geoffrey on January 20, 2009 7:01 pm

    An Icarus, dear Henry, to fly high, to try to reach the Gods only to be punished by death in the ocean? Icarus over-reached his mortality. His acts were a profound inflation borne of juvenile aspirations. Not you, Henry!

    I, like Lilly, feel such dreams tell of change, the sense we should leave something that is of false comfort behind. Feelings of devastation and loss can sometimes foretell the fear of risk in gaining a connection with soul and spiritual self. That part of us that we might lose may also offer the chance of healing in its loss.

    Icarus never got to learn the lessons of the gods, only we can know those lessons. So long as we are open to hearing them.

    Sleep peacefully tonight and may the stars shine down on you.

    geoffrey x

  4. Comment by Robin Easton on January 20, 2009 8:18 pm

    This is a beautiful sharing henry. I am sorry you were unable to sleep. We have all been there at some point. I love the honest baring of one man’s soul here. I had two immediate thoughts/feelings come to mind.

    1. That you might be experiencing the death part of a a “death and rebirth” I’ve been through many, but went through my most intense in the rainforest of Oz. As the old me died (and I knew it was dying — gone forever, in fact, it was a choice I consciously made) I felt a great need to grieve it’s loss. I felt like Robin’s best friend, grieving her death. The experience was as desolate and as powerfully sad as if a cherished friend died. I walked days in torrential rain, as if Mother Earth cried with me. She did. And she soothed.

    Since you aren’t one to run from experiences/feelings like these, but rather one to explore them…just like your brave exploration of deep earth caves…this could be the beginning of a new journey for you. As you know so well and have written about, death of something means the birth of something new. OR likewise, the loss of something means the gaining of something else.

    2. The other thought I had was that I saw you in nature. As if you were hungering to be “with” nature. I have always sensed a deep passion in you for not only trees, but all of nature, the wild rocky windy, often isolated, places, like a walk along the shore “with” the sea and wind, or the high cliffs. I really believe they are SUCH a part of you henry.

    That’s it. Those are the two things that immediately popped into my mind. henry you have a beautiful open and questing soul.

    Thank you for inspiring me.

  5. Comment by Evita on January 21, 2009 6:01 pm

    Hello Henry,

    First I have to say I love the powerful words from Shakespeare - that already says so much and leaves one with so much contemplation on our existence.

    As for your dream, I have gone through various phases on being very interested in the meaning and explanations of our dreams as I often do remember mine and have had many vivid, and incredibly meaningful dreams.

    The one thing I can tell you for sure that I now know is that our dreams are best taken in terms of feelings and emotions. I used to be caught up with what did this person mean or this scenario or symbol and what it boils down to is our higher self communicates through feelings/emotions and when we wake up no matter what we dreamt of “good” or “bad” - trying to figure out the emotion(s) we felt will usually tell us everything we need to know in terms of what we are going through or about to go through.

  6. Comment by Tami on January 21, 2009 9:42 pm

    I feel you are absolutely correct at this point in time, henry..and, that red should be allowed to purrrrrrr away. It’s needed as you already feel…for many of us. The grounding, yes..but, also the security of self, wholeness, and most importantly, the notion of *No Fear* (on all levels). I don’t know if you understand what I mean when I write this, but are you noticing anything repetitive lately? I know I have, and I’ve heard several others experiencing the same lately and they have been shrugging their shoulders in confusion as to “why” so much right now??? No fear allows cycles to break, and a foot to go in a different direction. If you feel this isn’t right for you, well, then it probably is not! (hehe). I just thought I would throw it out there as a contribution of what I am hearing around me.

    I don’t completely know what to think of this, but someone reminded me that there is an eclipse coming up on the 26th…and, huge change..Grounding is a good thing. The Chinese New Year also starts on the 26th. I don’t know about all of this, but I do know that my body follows the cycle of the moon like clockwork. I often forget this, and am equally surprised when I recognize it. I have been meditating on grounding for over a week (for some reason, it felt ‘right’), and I am looking forward to the 26th (that and we get to perform Tai Chi in the New Years parade…so, I’m looking forward to it for several reasons).

    For the first time that I can remember, I have had wakeful nights the past 3-4 nights. I have never had problems with sleep, but it’s not uncomfortable at all. I woke up the other night with a ping-thought of ‘it’s going to get worse before it gets better’….but, I didn’t feel any fright at all, and neither did I wonder what it meant or why…or, what I had dreamt. I just kind of felt, “Oh well. No fear! It’s going to be OK!!!”

  7. Comment by soulMerlin on January 22, 2009 2:46 am

    These are really significant comments.

    “Tami”(love it)…I really need the warmth and the purr of the red chakra, what your comment has done, is to open me to the orange energy just above, which shows and reminds me that my emotions transmit and affect others. You are right about massive change, as has also been pointed out by Robin “Death and Re-birth”, Geoffrey (thank you for the stars) and Lilly (the green spirits of Spring are just emerging over here and the trees have buds on them already :) and Evita - I woke from the dream feeling very aged and depressed and I cried. I looked at my photo albums and chose the picture with the quote from Hamlet - which made me feel warm and better.

    I had woken with the second part of Hamlet’s words running through my mind…the second part shows his decline and fall (like Icarus)It was how I felt when I wept:

    I have of late
    But wherefore I know not
    Lost all my mirth
    This goodly frame
    The earth
    Seems to me a sterile promontory
    This most excellent canopy
    The air– look you!
    This brave o’erhanging firmament
    This majestical roof
    Fretted with golden fire
    Why it appears no other thing to me
    Than a foul and pestilent congregation
    Of vapors

    The red chakra and the colour vibration of red is the root and the base of all of us. It is the animal within. Sometimes it purrs like a cat and at other times it murders with rage. It to me is feeling before the awarness of others and surroundings. Now I have reached Orange in feeling and I can see the Green spirits…but that is a cooler sensation..rather like getting out of a warm bed (Liz bought me a fantastic electric blanket for Christmas)…

    I get up each morning and stand naked by my bed. I start to shiver - so I go back under the duvet and back to the warmth.

    I was born at 4.30am on the 25th of January. The 25th of January was the Chinese New Year in 1944 - My colour was Green, My property was Wood (my mother’s maiden name was Wood) and it was the year of the Monkey.

    This year the Chinese New Year is on the 26th (I will still be on my first day (4.30am) It will be the year of the Ox or Cow…the colour is brown and of the earth.

    The element is fire - Is that why I need the earth and the warmth so much at present?

    I seriously think that for me, 2009 will be the year I need to ground myself. I do tend to float in space a lot.


    Henry (just for you Tami)

  8. Comment by Tami on January 22, 2009 5:29 am

    Hehe..Thanks for the big “H”! ;o)) So, you’re flowing in your Hara….So with you on the emotions. Well, I was thinking about what you wrote about the root contrast between the purring and pure raw-power. I asked myself, ‘what do I usually do’? I was trying to put words to something I usually just experience. I found out that I extend to the raw-power, and then settle down into a nice balance. I don’t know about you or your experience with it, but I always go into those healing days, where I cleanse up in the root and old history in order to strengthen it…because it doesn’t take more than a few “off” days before those energies sink (without noticing it…suddenly ‘there’ and floundering again)..

    We have to remember that root. It’s so easy to skip over its importance (pfft. I’m one to talk. hehe). That’s our security to keep the Hara balanced, isn’t it? Ah, and then a gentle floating to the solar plexus, and let it shine carefully at first. From the increasing the flow slowly until we find that perfect point, but not over-extending. Beautiful!!

    You are not alone in the weeping for those days. I did as well. Old, old, stuff….and what will the way be forward to ‘walk’ that healing, and break those cycles…because, when one has wept and emptiness sets in afterward, we have to fill it with something new and positive, right? And, then use it and practice, practice, practice..

    But, we can’t upward unless we’re grounded at the same time. You know all of this as well as I. We have to be rooted simultaneously, otherwise fear floats in..the rooting makes the impressions more correct. The seeing becomes clear. And, lean to the right a bit. There is warmth and strength there.

    I don’t know Henry. I do know that I’m gonna looooooove that red for awhile. I’m in no hurry. That’s the crossing and the’s the root. It almost has to be. There are certain things I refuse to put up with any longer…Period. It takes courage, yet it’s as easy as just walking right on by, and on to better things. No Fear.

    Thank you Henry, for writing this post. It was fun to put thought and words to ‘the sensing’. It’s been a long time.

  9. Comment by Eric S. on January 22, 2009 5:36 am


    So sorry your having trouble with sleep. I know how that goes all to well. Usually mine if due to a story or thought in my head that I just have to get down. I may not post it or do anything with it, but I have to write it down to free it from my thoughts. Sometimes even this does not work.

    I seldom remember any dreams, unless they are of a particular fear. I’m not sure why, I guess My thoughts are not open to them. I can’t say as I have ever noticed a particular aura to any dream, and probably would not be ale to decipher it if I had.

    Hope you have gotten some rest, and peaceful respite. :)

  10. Comment by Lilly on January 22, 2009 12:12 pm


    I loved what Tami said “because, when one has wept and emptiness sets in afterward, we have to fill it with something new and positive, right? And, then use it and practice, practice, practice..”

    I think thats what 2009 is all about - well I am hoping it is for me. It will take a lot of practice. I don’t have dreams though I have been having nightmares!

    Glad there is a hint of green at least coming though. Take Care and Happy Birthday for Sunday!!!

  11. Comment by Liara Covert on January 22, 2009 4:40 pm

    henry, sleep is a mysterious experience and so is the nature of every awakening. Any negative thought or emotion you have is not completely faced or seen as it is. In the instant it arises, and even after you seem to awaken, negative leaves you an invisible trail of pain. People often ignore or try not to feel. Yet it is in choosing to feel that you effectively move to dissolve what ails you. Nightmares become helpful friends. You learn to view them as they are and gain wisdom they offer.

  12. Comment by Tami on January 22, 2009 6:26 pm

    @Lilly…Oh, me too! I think it’s going to be a fantastic year!!!

    @Liara…So beautifully stated. We should probably completely embrace and welcome them. I’m going to remember this for myself.

  13. Comment by soulMerlin on January 22, 2009 9:51 pm

    Hi Eric ~ As you can see at the top of the sidebar, I’ve used your springwidget idea for a sideblog…it’s also on Reflections.

    Really a chakra is an energy centre - rather like a ganglion in the brain…or a telephone exchange. The colours of the chakra’s correspond to the colours of the rainbow (although 6 colours were originally found in experiments with the prism and Indigo was added to bring the number up to 7. (I know a cosmologist who has published a paper on 7 dimensions - I’m writing about this later in this series (and the fact that the scientist considers that the least likely possibility is that God does not exist)

    Hi Liara ~ It is because I am commencing rehearsals tomorrow…the rehearsal/creative period, always brings my unconsciousness to the surface. Yes there is a lot of pain. I have usually done my best creative work when I am in a state of labile balance.

    Lilly, I had a nightmare again last night, in which an intruder was climbing in through my kitchen window. As the shadowy figure climbed in, I started growling…from deep down in my abdomen. I woke to the sound and vibration of my own roaring - it was fascinating.

    This comment thread is identifying change as a major factor. I find it exciting that so much personal experience is being expressed.

  14. Comment by Buddha of Hollywwod on January 29, 2009 10:22 am

    I was browsing the blogosphere and I stumbled upon your blog, so I stopped to say hi!
    I am interested in spirituality and personal growth and I would like to meet like minded people.
    Wishing you the best!

  15. Comment by Liara Covert on February 5, 2009 6:59 pm

    henry, you evolve to attune to different reasons for energy flow. You know where the light around your body comes from, but something about the truth does not impress you. Each person has repeated opportunities to pass through the gate joy within him. You have the capacity to do so at any moment, and yet, as you pave the way back to your own soul, you get something very different out of the process than if you simply opened a door. When your energies and emotions are out of balance, it is up to you to recognize and choose whether or not to do what it takes to re-align. Certain journeys can only ever be taken alone.

  16. Comment by Carol on February 6, 2009 1:33 am

    I got the feeling you felt “undeserving” of heaven. (perhaps it’s because I doubt my own worthiness daily). However I feel that even questioning such a thing, shows you encompass a special awareness many in this world do not have or understand and displays responsibility you have claimed for yourself. Thereby, making you worthy.

  17. Comment by Tami on February 6, 2009 4:24 am

    @Liara….you wrote: “you evolve to attune to different reasons for energy flow. You know where the light around your body comes from, but something about the truth does not impress you.”

    I found this interesting and captivating, but am not sure I am really understanding the essence of it…could you explain this a little more, so that I can wrap my mind around it? I’m really curious…..

  18. Comment by Lilly on February 12, 2009 3:40 am

    Henry, I have tried to comment on your side blog for a couple of days without luck. I seem to be clicking the two links but nothing happens. Thanks for your visits. You always make me smile. Laugh out loud in reality. So how are you doing? Are you ok? I read your posts and wondered. Glad you have that person to care Henry. I dont want to read too much into your writing in case I am on the wrong track. Just know that spring is on its way. When the birds are singing its hard to not find the joy. Winter is so harsh in every way. Oh and by the way Robin Easton has left a message for you on my blog - she is a bit jealous you left three comments before she got a chance, lol. She is right, we both love you lots!! Remember that!

  19. Comment by Anji on March 20, 2009 5:55 pm

    I’ve just realised that you haven’t written anything for 2 months. I hope it means that you are very very busy.

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