The Medicine Chakras

The chakras are interconnected pools of energy swirling around in the body.  Each has a function and a purpose.  If these pools are blocked, energy is not able to flow naturally through the body causing pain and limiting freedom of will.

The first chakra is the earth chakra at the spine center.  The body part is the anus at the base of the spine. This chakra deals with survival and is the source of the primal life force.  It is blocked by fear.  Fear of death.  Fear of unknown change.  All life is unknown change.  Let your fear flow down your internal river.  Trust yourself.  Release what you do not need and what does not sustain you.  So, it’s ok, you are full of shit. Let that go.  Let your shit be compost. Purge, which is to say let go, of your overwhelming fear of what comes next and relax in to the natural flow of life and you will feel security within.  Nature will deliver abundance as it loves courage.  Attachment to fear is the source of covetousness and promotes unconscious actions. What you can purge: air and shit.  This is the mdma medicine chakra and its color is red.  The associated glands are the adrenals and the the music keynote is C.  This corresponds to delta brain waves.  This state of consciousness is deep stage 3 non-REM sleep also called slow wave sleep.  It is the deepest level of sleep and can also be experienced in meditation.

The second chakra is the water chakra at the sacral center.  The body part is the genitals. This chakra deals with pleasure and is the source of the procreative life force.  It is blocked by guilt. Guilt is a painful external feeling of empathy for outward injury caused by one’s actions done to others. You can not move through life without causing hurt or being hurt.  Having hurt someone else does not mean you deserve to hurt forever and deny your full potential.  Forgive yourself.  So, it’s ok, you pissed someone off or let someone down.  Get over yourself.  Purge your attachment to judgment of what you do or do not deserve, and you will experience gratitude and contentment rather than lusting for things always beyond reach.  What you can purge: pee and sweat.  This is the cannabis medicine chakra and the color is orange.  The associated glands are the ovaries, prostate and testicles and the music keynote is D.  This corresponds to theta brain waves.  This state of consciousness is the initiation of sensorimotor processing called arousal.  It can also be experienced in no thought meditation and hypnosis.

The third chakra is the fire chakra at the solar plexus center.  The body part is the stomach and immune system and it deals with power and is blocked by shame.  Shame is painful inward awareness of something disappointing in yourself done by yourself or others. Let go of your expectations that you have created by your attachments that cause your suffering. Accept yourself.  So, it’s ok, you thought you did not measure up.  Purge your attachment to limitation and you will live in abundance.  Belief in limitation is the source of greed. Do not think you are not enough for yourself. Properly value your self-worth and you will have self-esteem and self-confidence.  No soul is burdened beyond its capability.  How you can purge: burping and vomiting (i.e. getting well).   This is the tobacco medicine chakra and its color is yellow.  The associated gland is the spleen and the music keynote is E.  This corresponds to alpha brain waves.  This state of consciousness is wakeful relaxation with closed eyes.

The fourth chakra is the heart chakra.  The body part is the heart and it deals with love and is blocked by grief.  Release your sadness and loss.  Love is a form of energy that moves around and through us.  It is the life force that animates all of creation. Love yourself.  Feel your own love. So, it’s ok, you lost your connection and you can no longer feel it.  Purge your attachment to the material form over essence and you will never be without love.  Do not allow yourself sink in the whirlpool of despair.  Love is beyond space and time.  Love is always reborn in to new forms constantly, continuously and infinitely forever in eternity. Let love flow through you and you will experience peace and joy.  Go everywhere with love.   You can purge by crying.  This medicine chakra is peyote and San Pedro and its color is green.  The associated gland is the thymus and the music keynote is F.  This corresponds to mu brain waves.  This state of consciousness relates to the mirror neuron system we have in our heart and brain and allows for mimicry and empathy.

The fifth chakra is the throat chakra.  The body part is the throat and it deals with truth.  It is blocked by the lies that our lower self (ego) tells ourselves including those repeated to ourselves after being received from others.  Truth is infinite and can not be contained by words alone or in any one creature. Sacrifice your self-created story of yourself. To be on the medicine path you must shamanically dismember all parts of you and all of your experiences so that you can heal those parts by integrating them back in to you.  This is how you perform the celestial surgery to re-member your true self.

You can not lie to yourself about your true nature which is that you are divine.  Listen to your true self.  Express your true self. Release your own denial.  So, it’s ok, you thought you knew everything there was to know about yourself.  Purge yourself of your attachment to your own identity and you will find your greater identity in your highest self.   Do not let pride block your hearing.  Listen with humility to every word that nature speaks.  Everything in the universe vibrates and thereby makes a sound.  The sound touches us.  Listen to your own cosmic symphony and dance your story in to existence. Be your own music.   You can purge by laughing, screaming, talking, coughing, humming, singing, playing music and more.  This is the mushroom medicine chakra and its color is blue.  The associated gland is the thyroid and parathyroid and the music keynote is G.  This corresponds to SMR brain waves.  This is the idle rhythm of synchronized brain activity.

The sixth chakra is the light chakra at the third eye center.  The body part is the brain and it deals with vision and insight.  It is blocked by illusion.  The greatest illusion is separation.  Things we think of as separate and different are one in the same.  See yourself as you truly are connected to all.  Experience the fullness and depth of yourself.  All experiences.  All parts.  Sacrifice belief for experience.

The ego maintains your experience of separation, so dissolve it and everywhere you will look, there you will see the face of God. So, it’s ok, you thought you knew who you really were and that you knew all parts of you.  Purge your attachment to division and experience collective consciousness.  Rip open your pinhole view of reality to remove envy and allow yourself to see the bigger vision.  See with eyes of nature.  Allow your intuition, imagination and wisdom to all guide your choices.  The unity is in the multiplicity.  This is the mythical or story level where you see we all have one story and purpose together as the universe.  This is the DMT medicine chakra.  You can purge the negative thoughts and visions by having and seeing brand new ones.  The color is purple.  The associated gland is the pituitary and the music keynote is A.  This corresponds to beta brain waves.  This is normal waking consciousness focused on activity and concentration.

The seventh chakra is the crown chakra.  It resides above the head and deals with pure cosmic energy.   This is where all seven energy centers can be integrated and connected.  It is blocked by material or earthly attachment. The highest chakra represents our ability to be fully connected to our spirit nature and is where we can experience pure bliss. It is where we completely align our inner and outer beauty.  Let go of yourself with a small s and surrender yourself to yourself with a big S.

This state is unity consciousness.  It is the pure light beyond electromagnetic energy and sensory perception. So, it’s ok, you thought you have the illusion of control.  Purge your attachment to holding on and realize energy must flow.  If you choose love, there is nothing to control. Realize that letting go does not mean that anything truly disappears.  Nothing is lost.  Energy cannot be created or destroyed.  Let your mercy encompass your wrath.  Purge the negative energy and allow the love to over flow.

Surrender to being.  Your true nature is pure energy and that energy is infinite love.  You can not die.  Your energy can only be transformed and transmuted.  You are the wave having a particle experience. You do not know where and when you will resurface next. You live in the dance of infinite superposition which is full possibility until an observer observes.  The multiplicity is in the unity.  This is the mystical level where all is connected in one wave.  Observe yourself as the One who observes All.   The observing One, the one being observed, the observation, are all ONE!  This is the 5-Meo-DMT medicine chakra and its color is the clear white light composed of all the other colors.  The associated gland is the pineal and the music keynote is B.  This corresponds to gamma brain waves.  This is unity consciousness.

Now Breathe

6 thoughts on “The Medicine Chakras

    1. Thanks for the kind words and sharing the resources. On the veterans waking up, as Thich Nhat Hanh said, “Veterans are the light at the tip of the candle, illuminating the way for the whole nation. If Veterans can achieve awareness, transformation, understanding and peace, they can share with the rest of society the realities of war. And they can teach us how to make peace with ourselves and each other, so we never have to use violence to resolve conflicts again.”

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About Ian Benouis

Ian Benouis is a West Point graduate, former Blackhawk helicopter pilot, former US Army officer and combat veteran who participated in Operation Just Cause in the Republic of Panama.  This operation was the largest combat operation in US history focused directly on the War on Drugs and was the largest special operations deployment ever conducted. He was a pilot-in-command and his aviation brigade flew more night vision goggle hours than any unit in the military except for the Task Force 160 Special Operations which his unit was ultimately rolled up into when the 7th Infantry Division at Fort Ord, California military base was shut down. Ian grew up in Hawaii in the 1970’s where cannabis was decriminalized and fully integrated in to the culture.  He has been healing himself of trauma for over 25 years with sacred plants, a spiritual practice, and being a student and practitioner of ethnobotany.  Ian was a pharmaceutical representative for Pfizer after he got out of the Army witnessing firsthand the meteoric rise of the SSRI’s and synthetic opioids in the early 1990's. He is a casualty of the drug war having been busted for a friend’s cannabis while in law school.  Ian is an intellectual property attorney who has been working in the corporate world for over 20 years in the primary roles of VP of Sales and Marketing and General Counsel.  He is a political activist in the cannabis and natural plant medicine space nationally and locally in Texas.  Ian was previously the Chairman of the Board for a public policy foundation in Texas for over seven years. Ian was featured in the Spike Jonze produced episode Stoned Vets on Weediquette the cannabis focused series on Viceland on HBO with a number of other veterans protesting the VA’s policy on medical cannabis and trying to end the veteran suicide epidemic. In 2016 Ian organized a trip for six veterans with PTSD to Peru in May for a 10-day plant diet including ayahuasca and other plant medicines with three Shipibo trained shaman brothers that are third generation plant medicine healers.  Ian also took some of the same veterans to Mexico for treatment with iboga and 5-Meo-DMT.  This experience was captured on video and was released as a documentary in March 2017 entitled Soldiers of the Vine. He is member of the team supporting the movie From Shock to Awe a feature-length documentary that chronicles the journeys of military veterans as they seek relief from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder with the help of ayahuasca, MDMA and cannabis.  This movie premiered at the Illuminate Film Festival in Sedona, AZ on June 2, 2018 where it captured the inaugural Mangurama Award for Conscious Documentary Storytelling.