During the period of man's evolution to date, there has been a constant battle against ignorance and illusion. This state of ignorance is something that has to be overcome before man can actually experience the beauty of the reality of the Spirit. The area which represents this struggle to cross over from illusion to reality is known as the VOID, or the Bhavasagara (Ocean of illusion).
The Void surrounds the 2nd and 3rd chakras: The Swadisthan and Nabhi chakras. When the Kundalini is awakened the ten valencies (The Ten Commandments) are awakened within. Sahaja Yoga is not limited to one religion, but has the best of all religion. All real religions are leading to one aim, to one goal. The goal is to achieve Self Knowledge through our second birth.
Quality: The Void is the center of our own mastery. As the Kundalini energy enlightens this area we become our own Guru. The word Guru means wight or gravity and this grounded state is one of the primary ways that we remain in balance in the midst of our turbulent existence. When the Kundalini rises and fills the Void, our Attention is held out of the confusion and illusion and into the awareness of the higher Reality. In this way we take control of our own evolution without relying on external forces, eventually our own introspection will provide the answers and keys during our meditation. In a lot of cases the key will be to recognise a solution to our problems presented to us externally, but as we become our own master we are able to discern the right from wrong, the Truth from fiction.
The other side of the is coin is, of course, the principle of the disciple. it is as important for us to recognise Truth in a humble and open minded way as it is to give advice with a gravity of a Master. The greatest Masters throughout the ages have been the most humble disciples of God. In this way they surrender their ego to the Divine and are able to teach with absolute authority, even when directly challenging the established wisdom of the time.
Since the Void is directly connected with the Nabhi Chakra, it is no coincidence that the principle of Dharma is a fundamental aspect of this area. All of the great Masters and Prophets who have taken their birth on the earth to guide us, have made Dharma (or righteous conduct) a key tenet of their teachings. We can only become better beings by not abusing ourselves or debasing others; in other words, by living properly and in accordance with ht lase of nature.
Gross Physical Aspect:
The Void is the gap between the Kundalini and the vagus nerve of the parasympathetic system. It represents all space and time from the beginning of creation to the peak of our evolution in human awareness. It is the vacuum which separates our awareness from the Absolute while we are still in the unenlightened state. The Void is actually created by the outermost cicular movement of the Swadisthan around the Nabhi Chakra, and it contains the two centers relating to the Sun (Surya) and Moon (Chandra).
CONDITION OF THE VOID:
We can tell when we are disturbing the Guru principle within us by the upset to our digestive system. This can manifest as nausea or any other symptoms emanating from the stomach area. if for instance we are witness to any Adharmic activity or indulge in abuse of our physical or subtle system we can easily determine the effect on our system by the feeling that we experience in this area. Nervous tension in our stomach or butterflies before an exam or test are simply expressions of our Mastery Principle being challenged.
Similarly we are able to discern false teachings from Truth by responding to the condition of the Void. The combination of vibrational awareness and signals from our Void area can be a powerful pointer to the legitimacy of any practice whether it be spiritual or material. we learn to become attuned to our subtle system in this way and eventually can respond rapidly to avoid that which will do us harm and to open up towards that which will be of benefit to our being. the Guru principle within us is a very powerful force for our benevolence, but we must learn to recogise the signals.
Manifestation (controls): Digestion
Qualities: Dharma, Balance, Stability, Personality
Place on Hand: Base of fingers and outer ring of palm
Element: Water & Fire
Causes of Catch/ Obstruction
Fanaticism, fantasy, spiritualism, black magic & ESP, false gurus & false knowledge
Clearing the Void
Using the Elements:
Foot soak in a bowl of hot water with salt in it.
Using a candle around the Void area.
"Mother, I am my own Master"
"Mother, You are my Guru"