Autumn Equinox: The Archangel Michael Meditation

It's Time to Surround Yourself with the Electric Blue Light of Archangel Michael

This year, 2022, the Autumnal Equinox occurs on September 22 at 9:04 PM Eastern Daylight time, or 6:04 PM Pacific time. The Fall season begins in the Northern Hemisphere, and Archangel Michael's energy guides Earthly developments as energy rises in human beings to the upper chakras.

Tarot Trump VIII, Thoth Deck, Adjustment

Tarot Trump VIII, Thoth Deck, Adjustment

The Sun enters the social sign of Libra, symbolizing the need for constant adjustment of the dynamic equilibrium necessary to maintain right human relations between self and other, between individual and social priorities. Libra is often pictured as Lady Justice for that reason.

The Autumn Equinox is always about balancing social and individual needs, and about balancing the energy of male and female within each one of us. So this is the perfect time to take a step back from impulsive action, meditate to attain clear vision, and then be sure that your intended actions reflect the best and highest good for all involved. Share your blessings with those in need this Autumn Equinox week and you will align yourself with the most positive energy of the moment.

To protect yourself against ambient conflicted energies, astral glamours and social confusion, call upon Archangel Michael, the presiding Angel of the Fall season. Keep reading for a beautiful Archangel Michael meditation. 

The Equinox, celebrated around the world as a time symbolic of equal day and equal night, is one of the four cross-quarter holy days of the year.

The solstices and equinoxes were the highly sophisticated preoccupation of the oldest civilizations we know to have inhabited the Earth – in both East and West.

Orbital Relations of Sun and Earth During Equinoxes and Solstices

Illustration shows the relative positions and timing of solstice, equinox and seasons

in relation to the Earth's orbit around the Sun.

Colivine, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

All great spiritual traditions that have left written records behind, from the Sumerian, to the Egyptian to the Greek, tell the story of seasonal cycles of birth, growth, decay, death and rebirth, corresponding to the spiritual cycles of the immortal gods and of the immortal souls of men and women living on planet Earth.

In the Neolithic age, prior to any written records, ancient scientists and priests, shamans and priestesses searched the night sky to find “fixed” reference points in the dance of the stars. This map would provide a structure reflecting the harmony of the universe, and provide an understanding of the orderly procession of seasonal change, rain and sun, that governed the yearly agricultural cycles upon which Neolithic communities depended for survival.

This was the origin of both astrology and astronomy, magical and scientific studies that were simultaneously a source of agricultural guidance, divinatory and ritual powers.

The knowledge of the Equinoxes attributed by many scholars to pre-literate Neolithic societies, and evidenced by structures such as Stonehenge, rests upon very careful, long-term study of the heavens and a sophisticated understanding of the Earth’s shape and movements throughout the year.

 

Seasons of the Earth as Seen From Space

The Earth at the start of the 4 (astronomical) seasons as seen from the north
Tauʻolunga, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

The Earth wobbles in its orbit around the Sun. This is the source of our seasonal cycles.

The North Pole of the Earth leans toward the Sun for half a yearly orbit, then leans away from the Sun for the rest of our Earthly year.

The Northern Hemisphere experiences spring and summer as the north tilts toward the sun, and fall and winter as the north tilts away from the sun.

Twice a year, on the Vernal Equinox and the Autumnal Equinox, the Earth offers half its face to the Sun, and day and night are of approximately equal length.

The fact that the Earth wobbles on its axis as it spins through space also creates the conditions giving rise to the much grander cycle of the Great Cosmic Year of 26,000 solar years, a cycle intimately related to observations made on the Vernal and Autumnal Equinox by ancient astronomers.

In the East, the Sumerians, the Babylonians, the Egyptians and the Hindu sages created the earliest known astrological calendars to pinpoint these events, and elaborated vast mystical mythologies that captured the cosmic meaning and the magisterial power of these seasonal turning points. Their entire social structures, religions, systems of agriculture and governance depended upon the calculation and interpretation of the procession of these magical cyclical moments.

In the West, the mysterious Megalithic peoples who pre-dated the Celts, Romans and Saxons on Europe's Atlantic Isles by thousands of years built Stonehenge and other stone structures, aligned so that the solstices and equinoxes could be determined and celebrated.

Goddess of the Harvest Figure, Digital Painting by Jane Sherry

Harvest Goddess with Pumpkin, Digital Painting by Jane Sherry

The Autumn Equinox and Harvest Moon represent the time in the Northern Hemisphere when the community traditionally harvested seeds as well as foods. We celebrate the seeds of life, the promise of next year’s planting. The size of the harvest determines the amount of seed that can be gathered, and thus is a forecast of next year’s crop cycle.

This is also the time when traditional farming communities gather in groups to put aside food – to can and pickle beets, string beans, onions, cabbages, carrots and tomatoes, and to dry corn, apples, pears, blueberries, onions and grains for winter consumption. 

At this time, in traditional farming communities, cattle ranchers would begin to inspect their herds and forecast winter conditions, estimating the amount of food on hand and calculating the number of animals they could comfortably sustain. Any animals beyond that number would be sacrificed, the meat dried or frozen, stored in some way to feed the human community during the long winter months.

At this time of abundant harvest, traditional communities in both the East and the West would share their bounty with those in need. Echoes of these practices, which are thousands of years old, can be found in the Spiritual Festivals of the Mystery School Religions and of the Religions of the Book, in every part of the world. 

The month of the Autumn Equinox provides us all with a marvelous opportunity to honor the varied ways that different cultures and religious traditions mark the autumnal turning point in the yearly seasonal cycle of birth, growth, harvest, death and decay and rebirth.

The Autumn Equinox is the turning point of the year when energies that had entered the very roots of creation, supporting the summer growth of the animal and vegetal kingdoms, now turn upward on the Ascension path.

 

Archangel Uriel Stained Glass Window

Archangel Uriel (meaning ‘God is my light’ or ‘light of God’), one of four stained glass windows
in the cloisters of Chester Cathedral depicting the Archangels
William Starkey / Saint Uriel - stained glass window, Chester Cathedral
This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

On the Autumn Equinox, Archangel Uriel, Master of Universal Life Force Energy, who has been directing and energizing the growth cycle of plants and animals during the summer months, surrenders his position as Seasonal Archangel to Archangel Michael, who comes armed with subtle fire and a sword of iron, to redirect the Cosmic Forces from the Stars and the Life Force Energy welling up from deep within the Earth toward the support of accelerated spiritual growth.

Energy which has been energizing the three lower chakras during the earth's energetic exhalation during summer, now begins to stimulate the heart, the throat, third eye and crown. At the autumnal equinox we enter the season of increasing darkness, when the subtle senses must become ever more acute to guide us ever upward toward our lofty yearly spiritual goal -- giving birth to the Divine within ourselves.

That rebirth is scheduled for the period of the Winter Solstice, and much work must be done to purify and attune the physical, emotional, mental and energetic vehicles of the human body in preparation for that new birth.

Take this opportunity at the Autumn Equinox to call upon Archangel Michael. Ask Michael to guide you along your own personal path of Spirit. Ask Michael for protection from all energies that would impede you on your way. Ask Michael to remove all obstacles, inner and outer, from your Ascension path.

May you Ascend safely and freely, with the aid of the Archangel of Autumn, whom we honor at this time of year.

Michaelmas and the New Age

The mystical Christian community celebrates the Fall Feast of Michaelmas on September 29, approximately one week after the Autumn Equinox. The philosopher, spiritual scientist and Christian mystic Rudolf Steiner granted the Archangel Michael a very special role in today’s world.

Rudolf Steiner, 1905

Rudolf Steiner, 1905
Otto Rietmann, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

 

Michael’s role is revealed in the Bible’s Apocalypse of St. John (12:7) “And there was a war in Heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon. . .and the dragon was cast out into the Earth. . .having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.”

For Steiner, who lived at the turn of the Twentieth Century, the Apocalypse is a metaphor for a great spiritual struggle being enacted right now, in the 21st century. Steiner believed the Apocalypse was not a physical war but rather a spiritual struggle between the forces of materialism, represented by the Lord of Darkness, which Steiner referred to as (the Zoroastrian god) called Ahriman, and the forces of Spirit. The Forces of Light represent humanity’s free will and the Forces of Darkness represent oppression and suppression of that free will.

In this Titanic struggle for the souls of all humanity, Archangel Michael leads the forces of Light, wielding a fiery sword, the sword of free will.

As the leader of the Heavenly Hosts, Archangel Michael is the receiver and transmitter of Cosmic Intelligence.

According to the Kabbalah, as interpreted by the Western Mystery School Tradition, Michael and his legions of guardian angels wield the electric blue flame of karmic liberation and reside in the Sephiroth known as Tiphareth, at the midpoint of the Tree of Life, the home of the Sun, symbolic of Christ Consciousness and Self-Realization. You can see an illustration of the Tree of Life below.

The ten Sephira (circles) represent the ten states of consciousness that human beings experience while creating their own personal identity and their own personal map of the world around them. They are the building blocks we use to create our own reality, if you will.

"These ten categories - existence, action, rest, extension, limitation, multiplicity, union, separation, participation, and manifestation - form, from the perspective of the Cabala, the basic structures of human thought, and thus of the universe we are capable of perceiving," explains Cabalist John Michael Greer in his book, Paths of Wisdom - A Guide to the Magical Cabala.

 

The Tree of life - Using The Queen Scale of Colour of the Golden Dawn tradition Eric.J.Hebert, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

The Tree of life - Using The Queen Scale of Colour of the Golden Dawn tradition
Eric.J.Hebert, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

As you can see by looking at the connections between the various Sephira, which represent various states of consciousness, Tiphareth resides at the center, with direct connections to every Sephira (the circles), except for Malkuth, which represents the common sense view of physical reality, which appears to be made of solid objects in constant motion, governed by Newtonian physics.

As we know this naive realist view of our world, symbolized by Malkuth, leaves 90% of reality out of the picture. The job of the spiritual aspirant, and of the magician, in the Cabalist tradition, is to explore realms of consciousness far beyond consensus reality.

Kabbalistic Tree of Life Within Flower of Life

Illustration depicting the Tree of Life derived from the Flower of Life, showing Tiphareth at center of the Universe.
Fred the OysterCC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Now that we've identified Tiphareth's central position in the Tree, it's easy to understand that this key Sephira is identified with the Sun. Solar consciousness is identified with Solar gods, goddesses and heros, and is the realm of Christ consciousness and Self-Realization in general.

As such, Tiphareth represents the aspect of consciousness that maintains a balance point between the undifferentiated Unity of Source, and the multiplicity of manifestations encountered in the world of everyday experience of our Universe.

It's a big Universe out there, and there's always a tendency in human culture to reduce the complexity of the reality we inhabit, which we can only ever partially perceive and comprehend, to a more manageable consensus reality. 

That has traditionally meant demonizing all states of consciousness that do not conform to the consensus consciousness of Malkuth, physical reality as perceived by the five senses alone.

Over the last few hundred years, that trend of rational materialsm and the so-called Enlightenment has created societies where the egoistic personality has broken free from the group mind that existed in previous cultures.

That individuation and that unrelenting focus on physical reality has brought us Romantic love, Newtonian physics and the Industrial Revolution, and also cut us off, especially in Western cultures, from higher states of consciousness, and from communion with Nature.

From the time of the Renaissance, and the philosopher Francis Bacon, a cult of rational materialism has taken root that reduces human consciousness to only those manifestations that can be quantified by scientific experimentation.

 

Sir Francis Bacon

Portrait of Francis Bacon, 1617
Paul van Somer I , Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

 Self-blinded to the reality of higher states of consciousness and enmeshed in astral glamours and karmic dramas as the Age of Enlightenment unfolded, human beings have increasingly embraced egocentric power trips.

The trend has accelerated in the Twentieth and Twenty First centuries as scientists generally have rejected the validity of all forms of consciousness and experience that transcend the limited consensus reality view that nothing exists that cannot be scientifically validated by our admittedly limited tools at hand.

The result has been two World Wars, the destruction of the planetary ecosystem's equilibrium, and the rise of the Technology Overlords of the Digital Panopticon.

Today, there is an Apocalyptic spiritual war between the forces of rational materialism and the Cosmic Intelligence championed by Archangel Michael.

At this time of year, as we celebrate the victory of Archangel Michael, and the transition from summer to fall, it is important to review the ways that human beings can exercise their free will and inhabit their spiritual nature, and continue to work to further humanity's spiritual evolution toward the loving wisdom embodied in Cosmic Intelligence.

For Rudolf Steiner, using clairvoyant vision to perceive spiritual realities in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the physically compelling forces of the summer season correspond to the element of sulfur, and this element stimulates a wide range of material and emotional excitements, all of which tend to increase the average person’s attachment to the material world.

 

Jane Working in Our Plot in Bethabara Community Gardens, Bethabara Historical Park, Winston Salem, NC 

 

Our Garden Plot, Bethabara Historical Park, Winston Salem, NC, July 2022, photo by Curtis Lang 

During summer, when the flow of life force energy increases in plants, animals and human beings alike, and the air is saturated with desire and warmth, the drive to propagate and procreate increases as well. Attention is rightly focused upon the reproductive activities of plants and animals alike, and on the growth of young animals and plants across the face of the Earth.

Naturally, in human beings, this waxing Universal Life Force energy concentrates in the lower chakras associated with survival instincts, sexual reproduction and personal power.

Of course the super-charged energies driving reproduction and growth during the summer can entice human beings into an ultimately unhealthy obsession with self, sexuality and the drive to personal power.

 Sculpture of Ahriman's Head by Rudolf Steiner

Sculpture of Ahriman's Head by Rudolf Steiner

This presents a danger during these Apocalyptic times, when Ahriman, the Lord of Darkness, seeks to entrap all humanity in a purely materialistic existence, devoid of all spirituality.

Manifestations of Ahrimanic influence include political systems that seek to dominate through military force, economic systems that seek to enrich the few at the expense of the many, philosophical systems such as the very popular rational materialism that seeks to depict all human activity as the product of "the selfish gene", psychological theories that reduce humanity’s free will to a set of biologically determined chemical reactions, and all other reductionist, purely mechanistic scientific models of the universe.

The Autumn Equinox and the passage of the seasonal torch from Uriel to Michael provides humanity a counter-balance to summer's steamy sexual heat. That moment of passage is signaled by a unique energy signature in the sky.

 

Meteor Shower near Flagstaff, Arizona

Night sky viewed from the hills surrounding O'Leary Peak,
near Flagstaff, Arizona, September 17, 2017 
Coconino National Forest, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

 

Not long after Michaelmas, from September 26 through November 22, in the northern hemisphere, the Orionid meteor showers will be visible. 

At this time of year, when highly visible meteor showers, largely composed of space rocks rich in iron, traditionally streak across the night sky, Steiner’s clairvoyant vision saw the traditional flashing iron sword of Michael.

The meteoric sword of Michael was thought to cleanse the Earth’s atmosphere of summer's sulfurous influences, allowing the Higher Self to emerge and guide the initiate along the path of Spirit toward the birth of the Inner Christ Light, an event which takes place in December, at the winter solstice just before the festival of Christmas.

This spiritual journey is, of course, the pathway to accessing Cosmic Intelligence, and it is with Archangel Michael's guidance and assistance that we can all experience that exalted consciousness for ourselves.

Humans can access the energy stream represented by Archangel Michael through the exertion of their will forces. By pursuing purification of mind, body and heart, and by seeking to eliminate attachments operating as emotional, mental and karmic bonds that prevent us from accessing Cosmic Intelligence, we can create within ourselves a purified, receptive space within our hearts where Cosmic Intelligence can enter. 

 

Tarot Trump XIV, Temperance, Waite Deck 

Tarot Trump XIV, Temperance, Waite Tarot Deck

Then in a further act of spiritual willpower, we make it our intent to ascend from the astral realms of the lower Sephiroth called Yesod to the higher consciousness of Tiphareth, calling upon Archangel Michael to guide us and light our way. This journey is symbolized in the Kabbalistic Tarot as the path of alchemy, known as Temperance in traditional decks.

You'll notice that the Angel pictured on that Trump stands on the Earth at the edge of the water, equilibrating the liquid in two cups.

Reflect upon the resonance this image has with the image of the Trump known as Balance or Adjustment, connected with the sign of Libra, pictured above in our discussion of the Autumn Equinox.

The rainbow in the Temperance card refers to the antahkarana, the rainbow bridge, an energetic bridge of consciousness which the spiritual aspirant builds between the astral realms, dominated by emotional intelligence, and the Higher Mind, or Cosmic Intelligence, through persistent efforts at purification, and consistent spiritual practices. This can easily be pictured as a rainbow bridge of energy connecting the solar plexus chakra with the heart chakra. Meditate upon this! This is a true Ascension practice.

Aside from the arduous path of Temperance, which will take us from the emotional bondage and limited consciousness we experience in purely physical or astral realms of experience, there is another path we can take to experience Cosmic Intelligence.

Image From Alchemical Text, Splendor Solis

 

Image from Alchemical Text, Splendor Solis, attributed to Salomon Trismosin, public domain. 

There is an expanded, elevated consciousness that resides in the stars, and on the Earth, in crystals, plants, and animals -- in ecosystems found throughout Nature. 

By spending time in nature and connecting with the four Earthly elements, with the myriad of sentient beings we encounter, and by making an effort of the will designed to bring the Devas, Elementals and Nature Spirits residing throughout these spaces into conscious, felt awareness, we can connect with this Cosmic Intelligence. 

In earlier times, Western Mystery Schools called this exercise Reading the Book of Nature.

We can also contemplate the seasonal cycles of the yearly wheel, the different energies felt and seen, during the transition from one season to the next, to elevate and expand our consciousness and unite with Cosmic Intelligence.

Reflect upon the movement of the planets in the night sky. Locate your favorite stars and planets and notice how their positions subtly change from day to day and week to week in the various seasons of the year. Lay down on the ground and simply look up at night for a half hour at a time. 

 The Moon -- A view From Beyond the Earth's Atmosphere, courtesy NASA, public domain

Make it a practice to notice the changes in the lunar cycles, which govern the tides and synchronize with the female reproductive cycle.

Those who establish a clear, heart felt relationship to the Book of Nature will experience a revelation. They will know the companionship of Archangel Michael, and they will receive an infusion of Cosmic Intelligence.

They will experience a consciousness that is centered in the heart chakra, in Tiphareth, filled with the loving wisdom that emanates from Source and is channeled through Archangel Michael.

 

The Archangel Michael Meditation

Michael is said to help women and men to find their own spiritual purpose and path in life, and to help, guide, protect and energize them that they may exercise their will forces in the service of the light, choosing to freely walk upon their own personal path of Spirit, and thus advance their spiritual evolution, and the spiritual evolution of all humanity.

Archangel Michael, Painting by Reni

Archangel Michael is the patron and protector of Lightworkers or anyone seeking protection, and is always available to help us overcome fear, doubt, and negative emotions and thought-forms from our lives. Michael’s color is electric blue.

Every emotional interchange and intense interaction we have with another being creates energetic cords that connect us with these others. These cords hook into our chakras, our energy bodies, even our physical body, and then act as conduits of energy, and energy flows along these cords until the cords are cut or dissolved. This is the energetic basis for the formation of karma between individuals.

Karma, in this instance, is simply strong, unbalanced energy flowing between two parties, and that strong energy seeks to flow between the two parties until the energy flow is equilibrated or the connection is broken.

When another being with whom we have strong emotional connections seeks to push negative thoughts or emotions out into the world or specifically to transmit such thoughts or emotions to us, whether by intention or unconscious design, that energy can be transmitted instantly through the energetic hooks and cords that bind us to them.

We all have experienced many instances when other people have sought to impose their own will on us, to force us to do what they want, to force us to feel what they want us to feel, to force us to behave in the way they see us behaving, which often has nothing at all to do with our own Higher Purpose or personal preferences.

Tangled Cords, Mixed Media, by Jane Sherry

Tangled Cords, Mixed Media by Jane Sherry

 In these cases, these people may have been transmitting their energy through hooks and cords to us, and that strong energy can shift us off center and even cause us to experience thoughts, feelings and actions of others as if they were our own.

In other cases, people may be connected to us who are needy in one way or another, dependent upon us, or looking to us for aid and assistance. In such cases, we may find that any emotional interchange with such individuals can result in an increased flow of our energy to the other individuals, even to the point that such an energy flow becomes a drain upon our inner resources, and results in a depletion of our vitality.

People are inter-connected energetically in so many different ways and often through these hooks and cords, for so many different reasons, that the average person’s aura looks a lot like a pin cushion when we look through our subtle vision.

 

Our Lady of Thorns and Magic, from the Artist Book Goddesses, by Jane Sherry 

Our Lady of Thorns and Magic, from Goddess, a one of a kind artist book by Jane Sherry

In the case of a child, the hooks and cords to the parents appear to some clairvoyants as white in color and are essential for the proper development of the child. In most cases, in adults, hooks and cords are the result of emotional trauma, family dynamics, love and sex relationships, serious conflicts with others and from karmic patterns.

The normal human adult will have some hooks and cords type energetic connections that vibrate on a very high frequency, some that vary in frequency and transmit both some positive and some negative emotions, and other connections that transmit substantial negative energy.

We want to focus for this meditation on those energetic connections that result from karma that creates patterns of negative behavior, negative emotions and negative thought-forms. For purposes of this meditation, we will call this negative karma to distinguish it from the karma of healthy, ongoing, loving relationships and family that is not meant to be broken during this lifetime.

Now it is time to end the negative karma we have with others whose energies interfere with our own free will and Higher Purpose.

To begin an Archangel Michael meditation, sit quietly in a cross-legged position or in a chair if that is more comfortable, place your hands palms up on your knees, and close your eyes.

Begin to breathe deeply, from the belly. Breathe in slowly, through the nose, to the count of five if possible, then breathe out even more slowly, through the nostrils, to the count of ten if possible. Continue to breathe in this manner. If you inhale to the count of two, then exhale to a four count, and so forth.

Repeat this for a minute or two until you feel yourself shifting into a space of peace, quiet and meditation.

Human Chakra System, Illustration by Jane Sherry

Human Chakra System, Illustration by Jane Sherry 

Say this – “I call upon Archangel Michael for protection against all detrimental energies in my environment, and I ask Michael to use his sword of light to cut the cords that bind me to all those individuals and sentient beings, in the material and spiritual worlds, that transmit negative emotions and thought-forms to me or who take my energy without my consent.”

As you do this, visualize Archangel Michael, a giant being of Light armed with an electric-blue sword of cleansing fire.

Visualize Archangel Michael with his great flaming sword, and see a bright shining arc of electric blue energy traveling from Michael to you. See yourself surrounded by this electric blue energy. See Michael’s hand descending toward you. See Michael’s great sword of electric blue light scanning your body from the crown chakra to beneath your feet. 

Blue Flame, Photo by Sumit Saharkar on Unsplash 

Photo by Sumit Saharkar on Unsplash

As you see Michael’s sword at your crown chakra, ask for release: “I ask Archangel Michael to cut the cords that bind me to all those with whom I have negative karma that resides in my crown chakra, for whatever reason. I ask Archangel Michael to cut the cords that bind me to all those who have presented themselves to me as spiritual authority figures in an attempt to substitute their will for my own.”

See Michael’s sword cutting the cords that bind you to others through the crown chakra.

If you like, ask Michael and your Guides to show you the people with whom you have these hooks and cords. They may or may not want to share that information with you, because it may or may not be necessary at all for you to know the specific details.

If you are shown these people, bless them and forgive them for any interference they may have caused, and see Michael releasing you from your connection to them. Then see them standing before you without any hooks or cords connecting you.

Always take some time to savor the feelings that arise in you while this hooks and cords work is done and take the time to allow any negative emotions to bubble up to the surface and to be released for healing. 

Third Eye Chakra, Illustration, Rajasthan, 17th Century

Brow Chakra, Rajasthan, 18th Century
Unknown author, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

As you see Michael’s sword at your third eye chakra, ask for release: “I ask Archangel Michael to cut the cords that bind me with negative karma to all those who are connected to me through the third eye chakra, for whatever reason, and to restore my faith and trust in Spirit, releasing me from all energies of depression, despair, mistrust and cynicism.”

See Michael’s sword cutting the cords that bind you to others through the third eye chakra. If you like, ask Michael and your Guides to show you the people with whom you have these hooks and cords. They may or may not want to share that information with you, because it may or may not be necessary at all for you to know the specific details.

If you are shown these people, bless them and forgive them for any interference they may have caused, and see Michael releasing you from your connection to them. Then see them standing before you without any hooks or cords connecting you.

As you see Michael’s sword at your throat chakra, ask for release: “I ask Archangel Michael to cut the cords that bind me in negative karma to all those who are connected to me through the throat chakra, for whatever reason, and to restore my self-confidence and my ability to communicate my truth, fully and completely to others in Spirit, releasing me from all energies of self-doubt, self-suppression, shyness and inability to communicate.”

See Michael’s sword cutting the cords that bind you to others through the throat chakra. If you like, ask Michael and your Guides to show you the people with whom you have these hooks and cords. They may or may not want to share that information with you, because it may or may not be necessary at all for you to know the specific details.

If you are shown these people, bless them and forgive them for any interference they may have caused, and see Michael releasing you from your connection to them. Then see them standing before you without any hooks or cords connecting you.

Always take some time to savor the feelings that arise in you while this hooks and cords work is done and take the time to allow any negative emotions to bubble up to the surface and to be released for healing.

The heart chakra and the lower chakras generally tend to be like pincushions over the course of a lifetime, since the majority of love relationships, sexual relationships, family relationships, business relationships and friendships impact the lower chakras more than others. 

Healing the Wounded Heart of the World, by Jane Sherry

Healing the Wounded Heart of the World, by Jane Sherry 

Observe the example of a typical romantic relationship. Seen on an energetic level most such relationships are dominated more by lust and desire than by true love. Often, the lover seeks to capture the energy of the Beloved in the form of sexual activity, attention, and emotional interchanges. The intensity of the sexual and emotional interchange is far more important than the quality of the interchange. Emotional outbursts, for example, provide lots of energy.

A lover captures the energy of the beloved by creating mental, emotional, karmic and energetic attachments to that person. In this way, the lustful lover can obtain a steady flow of life force energy from the loved one. In this respect, narcissistic, lustful love is a form of mutual parasitism.

These energetic attachments are very real, and can be seen by clairvoyants. They are cords that extend most often from the lover’s major chakra centers to the loved one’s major chakra centers.
These cords are created by the lover’s intent, conscious or unconscious, to obtain the loved one’s energy for his or her own egoistic purposes, and to fill the void within him or her with that energy.
The lover sinks energetic hooks into the auric field of the loved one to compensate for a perceived inability to connect with the Divine Source which alone can fill the Self with Love and Light, with energy unbounded. 
Of course this is an illusion fostered by the egoistic self. In reality we are all connected to the Universal Source of life force energy at all times and our Higher Self always has the ability to infuse our being with this living loving intelligent light.
All we have to do is let go of the ego and relinquish control of our being to the Higher Self. But that is difficult to do, and this relinquishment appears to the ego as a form of death, to be avoided at all costs.
So the game continues between the two lustful lovers.

In many cases, both lovers create such energetic attachments to one another.

This is the basis for the teachings within many spiritual traditions telling us that we create karmic bonds with every sexual partner. Karma is at its most basic level an imbalanced energy exchange, and all imbalanced energy exchanges between individuals must be brought back into balance, over time. That is the Law.

“Think about the question of bonds,” suggests Mystic and Spiritual Teacher Omraam Mikhail Aïvanhov. “Everything in the universe consists of bonds: the sun, stars and planets; trees and crystals; atoms and electrons, which are arranged along lines of force; faces; geometrical figures. . .Everything consists of bonds, threads, tissue. . . Every thought, every sentiment, every promise, is a bond. . .Meditate about this so as to be more aware of how terribly important it is, and be careful of the bonds you form, for your whole life is at stake.”

The bonds of lust and egoistic love can literally drain us of our life force energy, magnify detrimental emotional states, inject us with another’s poisonous emotions, and keep us in a mentally clouded state that prevents spiritual progress.

Archangel Michael and His Attending Angels, Magic Lantern Drawing by Jane Sherry

Archangel Michael and Attending Guardian Angels, Magic Lantern Drawing by Jane Sherry

As you see Michael’s sword at your heart chakra, ask for release: “I ask Archangel Michael to cut the cords that bind me in negative karma to all those who are connected to me through the heart chakra, for whatever reason, and to restore my space of emotional safety, my feelings of self-love, my joy in sharing and loving another, and my feelings of compassion for my fellow human beings.”

See Michael’s sword cutting the cords that bind you to others through the heart chakra. If you like, ask Michael and your Guides to show you the people with whom you have these hooks and cords. They may or may not want to share that information with you, because it may or may not be necessary at all for you to know the specific details.

If you are shown these people, bless them and forgive them for any interference they may have caused, and see Michael releasing you from your connection to them. Then see them standing before you without any hooks or cords connecting you.

Always take some time to savor the feelings that arise in you while this hooks and cords work is done and take the time to allow any negative emotions to bubble up to the surface and to be released for healing.

As you see Michael’s sword at your solar plexus or stomach chakra, ask for release: “I ask Archangel Michael to cut the cords that bind me by negative karma to all those who are connected to me through the solar plexus chakra, for whatever reason, and to restore my sense of personal power, contentment with life and sense of self-worth.”

See Michael’s sword cutting the cords that bind you to others through the solar plexus chakra. If you like, ask Michael and your Guides to show you the people with whom you have these hooks and cords. They may or may not want to share that information with you, because it may or may not be necessary at all for you to know the specific details.

If you are shown these people, bless them and forgive them for any interference they may have caused, and see Michael releasing you from your connection to them. Then see them standing before you without any hooks or cords connecting you.

Always take some time to savor the feelings that arise in you while this hooks and cords work is done and take the time to allow any negative emotions to bubble up to the surface and to be released for healing. 

Parthenos Genesis, Magic Lantern Drawing by Jane Sherry

Parthenos Genesis, Magic Lantern drawing by Jane Sherry

As you see Michael’s sword at your second or sexual chakra, ask for release: “I ask Archangel Michael to cut the cords that bind me by negative karma to all those who are connected to me through the second chakra, for whatever reason, and to restore my sense of personal, sexual magnetism, my fertility, and my ability to manifest what I most desire according to my True Will.”

See Michael’s sword cutting the cords that bind you to others through the second chakra. If you like, ask Michael and your Guides to show you the people with whom you have these hooks and cords. They may or may not want to share that information with you, because it may or may not be necessary at all for you to know the specific details.

If you are shown these people, bless them and forgive them for any interference they may have caused, and see Michael releasing you from your connection to them. Then see them standing before you without any hooks or cords connecting you.

As you see Michael’s sword at your root chakra, ask for release: “I ask Archangel Michael to cut the cords that bind me to all those who are connected to me by negative karma through the root chakra, for whatever reason, to ground me to the Earth, and to restore my sense of personal security, my pristine Divine identity as I was at birth, and a healthy level of Universal Life Force energy throughout my body, mind and aura.”

See Michael’s sword cutting the cords that bind you to others through the root chakra. If you like, ask Michael and your Guides to show you the people with whom you have these hooks and cords. They may or may not want to share that information with you, because it may or may not be necessary at all for you to know the specific details.

If you are shown these people, bless them and forgive them for any interference they may have caused, and see Michael releasing you from your connection to them. Then see them standing before you without any hooks or cords connecting you. 

Always take some time to savor the feelings that arise in you while this hooks and cords work is done and take the time to allow any negative emotions to bubble up to the surface and to be released for healing.

When you have completed this exercise, ask Archangel Michael to fill you with the electric blue light of healing and benediction. Take a minute or two and visualize Michael’s blazing sword transmitting a torrent of blazing blue light into all your chakras, filling your body from toe to crown with sparkling, brilliant light. This is very important.

Never remove hooks and cords without replacing the lost energy with clean, fresh energy from the Source of Spirit.

Say, “Thank you” to Archangel Michael for his help. Ask that Michael enfold you in an egg of electric blue energy, which will be your shield against all unwanted energies, and which you can call upon and reinforce at any time.

You can repeat this meditation as needed. Since we usually have hooks and cords with a myriad of people, it is most likely that it would take many such sessions to completely remove all detrimental energetic attachments.

However, know that Michael and your Guides and Teachers will help you to remove the specific attachments that will most help you on a path of accelerated spiritual progress. If you are certain you know of particular individuals or groups or organizations with whom you have energy attachments, you can also ask Michael to specifically remove those attachments related to those individuals.

Simply ask for Michael’s help with issues relating to these specific people, and then go through the exercise outlined above.

Keep in mind that clearing hooks and cords between you and another person doesn't mean that you will no longer have situations which arise with that person that are challenging. What it does mean is that your auric field will be stronger. The more energy work of this kind you do will mean you are more able to deal with that person in a compassionate and balanced way. 

Tree of Life Tribe, Magic Lantern Drawing by Jane Sherry

Tree of Life Tribe, Magic Lantern Drawing by Jane Sherry

As you perform this meditation regularly, you may be gratified to see that your relationships with your lover, family, and your entire tribe improve. At a subtle energy level, all those with whom you clear these karmic attachments with Michael's help will be aware of your good work, and they will feel as liberated as you! It's a win win meditation!

May Michael be your Defender and your Liberator from this day forward!

May the Autumnal Equinox bring you and your loved ones the Divine gift of Balance this autumn season!

May you and your loved ones be blessed to receive the grace and guidance you most require to meet your loftiest spiritual and material goals.

Meditation Moment

FOR THE MICHAEL AGE
"We must eradicate from the Soul
All fear and terror of what comes towards Man
Out of the future
And we must acquire serenity
In all feelings and sensations about the future
We must look forward
With absolute equanimity to everything that may come
And we must think only that whatever comes
Is given to us by a world directive full of wisdom.
It is part of what we must learn in this age,
Namely to live out of pure trust
Without any security in existence.
Trust in that every present help of the Spiritual World.
Truly, nothing else will do
If our courage is not to fail us.
And we must seek this awakening within Ourselves
Every morning and every evening.
 
Rudolf Steiner  Nov. 1917

 

 

 

 

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