𝐀𝐣𝐧𝐚 (𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐫𝐝 𝐞𝐲𝐞): Intuition, perceiving the grand design, higher intellect (Mind alchemical element)
𝐒𝐚𝐡𝐚𝐬𝐫𝐚𝐫𝐚 (𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐫𝐨𝐰𝐧): Unity, void, the end of the individual & the dream of creation (Beyond duality/categorization)
There is flexibility to these, and it doesn’t mean that one of these completely dominates your outlook, just that most humans cycle predominantly through a few of them.
It is of utmost importance to be able to identify where we are standing, because it aids you into knowing when you are out of balance, or acting out of alignment with your true self or ideals.
Additionally, If you can identify which state a person is interacting with you from, it is much easier to understand their 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐬, 𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐬.
A person in the state of 𝐌𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐝𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐚, is predominantly thinking of her own survival, how she is going to get by in this world. The shadow aspect can be related to fear, and even greed, as she strives to find safety for her own well being. There is also a strong identification with the physical body.
A person in 𝐒𝐰𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐚 is mostly interested in her own comfort and pleasure, no longer just needing to survive but looking for sensual gratification (a better lifestyle, better social status, sex etc.).
On the bright side, this person can display wondrous creativity & flair. Seduction & style are also in the realms of this element.
It is interesting to mention, that swadisthana can pose as any of the other chakras without actually owning its substance. A person who is constantly speaking of her big dreams and projects, but who hardly ever takes action on them, is a classical example of swadisthana impersonating manipura. (it is funny that in some cases, this person is not even aware of it)
A person in 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐩𝐮𝐫𝐚 wants to assert her individuality, is willing to go through effort, discipline and hardship to increase her value as an individual. Wants to stand out from the crowd. All competition stems from manipura. This person can uphold noble values such as honor and loyalty. On the shadow side she can become a warlord or an individual who despises weakness and treats “lower” individuals as worthless. Laws of humans and law enforcement come from manipura.
85% of the global population lives primarily amongst these 3 states
A person in 𝐀𝐧𝐚𝐡𝐚𝐭𝐚 (the heart) sees the world with the eyes of compassion and unconditional love. This person doesn’t get triggered, does not take things personally, does not seek individual gain, but looks after the good of the collective.
Has the insight to understand that offenses and acts of evil come from profound suffering.
This person does not seek the punishment of the ones who commit crimes, but their redemption ("Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.").