The visshuda located at the center of the throat is tied into the zeal point which is located at the base of the skull in the occipital ridge and triangulates with the pineal gland to form a center of transimitting dreams into the human realm via our life experiences.
This chakra is also tied into the collar bones and the thymus, which is the gland activated during tapping sessions and, therefore, contains the ability to reset and reprogram a person's concept of truth.
By activating this entire region then, truth as it is represented by the throat, is truly beyond our personal concepts and tied into the dream which can in its purest form reset our life experiences so that they are a part of our original makeup and soul destiny.
It is the truth that, much like the imaginal cells of a caterpillar will inevitably transform it into a butterfly, we will evolve into our highest state of being.
In tipi ceremony, one of the most profound exiting statements spoken by our elder, Larry Ruiz, is that you are as perfect today as the day you were born. This is also the perfection of the Buddha.
From this statement is the understanding that many of our concepts of truth arise from experience, good or bad, that has occurred to us since that day of birth. How we identify with these experiences, the roles we take in regard to their manifestation, and our attitude can determine what the truth is we live.
Our ability to be healthy and happy, often times depends on our ability to take these seeds of "truth" implanted in our mind's eye, and allow them to be reset and reprogrammed according to the eternal truth. Anything that is implanted in us that is prohibiting us from soul growth, holding us back from experiencing God in all situations, keeping us in patterns of victimization and dis-ease, can be, in essence, according to the Native American ways, left at the door, thrown into the fire, and upon exiting in the morning we can be reborn.
I believe this cycle of rebirthing, of awakening, of surrendering, or reevaluating, is a process that takes place daily and in our dreams. Everyday can be new. Every you can be different. The day determines the way for us to be.
I remember times in Maui, sitting on a curb with my backpack, last $5 spent, not knowing what to do, feeling abandoned in the world, unsure of my faith, when always, a spiritual leader from Africa only known as Baba, would appear. Inevitably he would enter the scene with his beautiful smile and ageless appearance and in his jovial happy voice would declare, "Ah, I see the Creator God has you in school. We are so blessed to learn so much, so often, how much he truly cares about us."
To his declaration, his smile, his attitude of gratitude I could only smile and greet him. And in that moment I often saw him as a reminder from God himself that no matter what the circumstances appear to our human limited mind, we are never abanadoned and would inevitably wake me up so that I could perceive the coming miracle, housesitting, jobs, worktrades, they were always there when I needed them.
I came to understand that doubt made me blind and that often the sources of our greatest suffering comes from our perception and that at that moment when our faith is most greatly needed, we look down at our feet and not up at the sky to see what the Creator will rain down upon us when we have been fully emptied.
It has been my greatest joy to be in a constant state of re-definition and re-experiencing concepts and ideas that were once foreign to me, then known and beloved, and, again, find a place in the middle where I am not attached either way but able to appreciate the truth of all sides of circumstances understanding whatever truth people are sharing there is often an experience that goes with it.
In this regard, I have come to see the fluidity of personal truth as a story unfolding in time leading us to an eternal truth of which we have been a part since the beginning of time. That is the word of the throat issued from our mouth out into the air as the state of our heart condition in regard to the lives we live daily.
In order for us all to return to the eternal dream for life in this Universe, we must then, grow beyond our concepts and experience all sides of a belief system. This is the beginning of wisdom. This is the beginning of compassion. That we have all been or done a thing at one time or another. That whether it took place in one lifetime, or many, we have all lived the sufferings of humanity in all forms and in all customs and creeds. That in this time of dreaming, when our crowning movement of grace arrives, we must then learn how to surrender our concepts of what is real.
What is real differs from one religion, country or perhaps sex to another...this then is a reflection of a more confined and personal fluid truth that changes according to the openness of our mind and the agreements of groups of people.
From this stand point then, real is an illusion co-created by large groups of people who hear within the dogmas and spirituality a truth.
At one point in the tipis I had a vision wherein all the religions of the world overlayed upon each other much like the gear and mechanisms of a watch. At the very still center, unmoving was the fire. The fire being a metaphor for our soul connection to the divine source of life and transformation.
One of the main tenets of the tipi is, never let anyone get between you and the fire which you speak to with the medicine of your heart. The medicine of your heart is your life experience. Your life experience is a gift from God to teach you the lessons you must learn or unlearn by feeling the effects of words or creeds in their manifestation of love or not.
This then is the greatest truth: Love.
Whatever then increases love in the world, let us sing its praises with our voice like birdsong. Singing it to life, making it stronger so that those looking down at their feet can lift their head again to see the beauty that exists all around us.
Whatever creates separation and increases hate, let us leave off these phrases for the fire and come back to the love in our hearts that is forgiveness for the many wrongs that have been suffered during the learning and purifying of humanity.
To be sure at the heart of all beings is the desire to be perfected and to feel, understand and be supported in their version of life, of God, of love, of True Nature and that the finding of it is the liberation that is assured by the master who walked the sea of Galilee, "The truth shall set you free."
Free to love yourself, to love your families, to love this life, to love the future and to see it in its most perfected state and you as being reborn in every instant you learn to re-see, re-experience, re-express this gift that is your life.
Healer, Spiritual Advisor, Yogini, Mentor