The Celtic Shield Symbol portrays the energy pathways of the Kundalini intertwining on its spiral climb. From the bottom to the top the climb is an energetic transformation.
Our life is about the spending of energy to create or end different types of relationships. We live, breathe, consume and expend energy all day long. The quality of life is measured by the energy we put forth to engage facets of life
That energy can be measured by the vibratory rate of an object, living or not. Those measurements are a statement of fluidity. The slower the vibratory rate the more solid an object is, the faster that rate the more fluid it becomes. Hardness and softness are also a way to measure fluidity.
Wrapped into the fabric of the vibratory rate are five elements. These elements are an intrinsic part of our environment. Humans not only live in the environment, those elements are also incorporated into us. So let’s look at the five elements and how they live in us: – air, earth , fire, water and space or ether.
1. Air has the highest vibratory rate of all elements. It is our connection to and sustaining substance of life. Without the movement of air, the breath, we cease to live. In yoga the breath is connected to the vital force and as connected to that force the breath transforms in the body. Air is associated with the heart and the thymus.
2. Fire is fed by air. Fire in us is the thing that motivates us towards action and change. Action increases circulation and is warming to the body. Fire is associated with the solar plexus and the pancreas.
3. Water is called the life giver, We are composed of water. It is fluidity of movement. We need good clean water to live and to live well. Water is associated with our reproductive areas.
4. Earth is the foundation, the rock upon which all structures rest. It is the nurturing one that with the combination of the other three elements sustains life on it. Earth is associated with the base of the spine and the adrenals and it is known as the root.
5. In yoga there is a fifth element that of space or ether. Space between each element, each atom. each molecule, each person. That space gives way for definition or distinction to occur. So that gives each element the ability to function separately yet combine to be part of the whole. Space is associated with hearing, the thyroid and it located in the throat.
In us are seven energy centers that correspond to different organs in the body from the base of the spine to the top of our head and from bottom to top they are: Adrenals, Gonads/Ovaries, Pancreas, Thymus, Thyroid, Pituitary and Pineal glands. The 2 glands not discussed above with the five elements are the Pituitary and the Pineal glands.
What is amazing about these 2 glands is that they have legends built around them. The pituitary is shaped like a dish holding as it were, “the water of life”. The pineal gland is shaped like a spear pointing and directing the divine energy into the body. These two glands located in the brain are tied to so many secret doctrines. When stimulated they hold the key and the answers to unraveling mysteries.
It sounds so story like and yet even today people are enjoying the effort to practice prayer, contemplation and meditation. In those areas of effort people have seen the connective energy associated with the breath. To relax into the breath as you focus on your prayer and enjoy the deep sense of connection to your life force.
So what does this all mean and how is this tied to the Celtic Shield Symbol. It is not just because it was the way it was given but it is the way it was intended. It was given to be shared and was intended as it was originally given. This Celtic Shield is the original version given thousands of years ago. The Celtic Shield is a representation of the highest human potential. It represents man’s ability to overcome all obstacles and reach the pinnacle of realization and truth. It is a reminder and a transformational helper tool.
I hope this finds you well,
Thank you for your time