The Piscean Initiation, The Importance of the Feet Part III
Regarding the esoteric initiations, the one that refers to the importance of the feet is the very last before us as we advance towards other realities. It relates to the 12th initiation of the zodiac. The reason is, after the journey through all the archetypical experiences from the wheel of Karma and worlds of Samsara, one will inevitably arrive at a place of self-understanding, connectivity, and interdependency with All That Is, and it is only then, that we would be able to stand, on our two feet as a complete, self-realized and sovereign human being.
May your heart be as pure as crystal,
Your intellect as luminous as the sun,
Your soul, as vast as the Universe,
and you Spirit, as powerful as, and united with God.
This is not an exclusive path, as many masters have taught this journey at different historical times, but what they all have in common is an implied the mastery of the heart. When the heart is ready, miracle transformations can occur in one’s lives, especially if the path is prepared on fertile ground.
As a rule of thumb, any initiate of the “schools of wisdom” tend to distance themselves from the material world for various reasons, and predictable will be likely to try to annihilate the Ego, through the complete negation of the senses. But Perfection does not work well under the premises of repression, or denial. Only through the integration of our light and shadows, the understanding, acceptance, and purification of our limitations are we able to expand. One should not forget that the experience of duality is the entire reason for the soul’s decision to incarnate. We as divine particles develop the need to experience individuality, and through the experience, we acquire the knowledge, wisdom, and skills we need at the soul level.
All of you, therefore, who want to make progress on the path of evolution, should limit and reduce the sensations you receive through your five senses and start to look within yourselves.
The harmonic balance comes from the integration of the polarities and can be translated by the equilibrium between the material and the spiritual worlds. As the path progresses, the seeker naturally feels the shift in its perspectives and the ideals, soul purposes and higher desires of the heart will unsurprisingly surpass the pleasurable world of the senses and anxieties of the Insatiable Ego. This is a vital recommendation for those that are treading the path of Spiritual realization, since the distancing of the material world, through simple negation can cause extreme disharmony to all the chakras of our energetic system altogether.
Do not direct all your energies towards seeking pleasure but rather towards a sublime ideal. Your energies will then serve you and contribute to the realization of your goal or ideal.
~ Omraam Aivanhov
The Importance of the Feet
Among all the minor chakras on our physical body, the feet are the only one capable of establishing a ground line between the entire energetic template in the development and the constant variation and oscillation of the incoming influx of transformation and at the same time provides a safe exit point to all the static and negativated energies.
Not one element in our reality is useless and does not have a purpose in the great scheme of human evolution and ascension. So, as the hand chakras affirm their importance though the direct connection to the Divine, the Universal Energy of Reiki, for instance, the feet are our grounding point with the energies of Earth and it is the first primordial energy generator and connectors for the lower chakras.
The eye cannot say to the hand, "I don't need you!" And the head cannot say to the feet, "I don't need you!"
~1 Corinthians 12:21
The heart is the middle ground between the higher vibrations of spirit and the telluric forces of the earth: the heart is the real residence of the higher mind. Only the masters of the Way of the Heart can facilitate the initiation of the feet and its attunement with the rest of the Internal Divine Stars.
The Reason for the Feet Initiation
"What father among you, if his son asks for bread, would give him a stone, or if he asks for a fish, would give him a snake instead of the fish?
Indeed, these are very significant words, because they were not spoken in vain. Master Christ Jesus says in John 6:35, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty”. Also in his famous prayer, the Paternoster, he teaches his disciples to ask the Father for the “daily bread.” The Fish and the Bread are essential symbols of the teachings of Christ, and it is said in the Apocrypha that they were also powerful meditational symbols for the apostles and disciples. The astrological Axis Virgo-Pisces is related to the two zodiacal houses, the sixth and the twelfth, which represents generosity, purity of intentions, service, and compassion to others and the collective life. This is the axis that characterizes the energy of Christ-consciousness. Christ was born from a Virgin and represented the Fish or Ichthys. Virgo energy is directly related to the solar chakra while the Piscean energy relates to the anchoring energy of the feet chakra. These two points synthesize the essence of the science of the Piscean Initiation.
The Master is Capable of Changing the Destiny of His Disciples
The story of the loaves and fish, the miracle of the multiplication of the five bread and the two fish to feed a multitude of people, has been objecting of various commentaries through history, but the modus operandi used by the Master is not the purpose of this discussion but the reason behind the use of these two transcendental symbols. The solar plexus is connected directly to the sympathetic nervous system, located behind the stomach, and it is formed by nervous filaments: five common ganglions and two different specific ganglions in the shape of a fish, the sublunary ganglions. The two sublunary ganglions, when properly developed, allow the individual to travel through time and space, and to reach a level of conscious development, while the five common ganglions are responsible for the maintenance of the physical body and its multitude of cells.
There is no doubt that, in order for the Christic energy within to feed and transmute all the physical cells, it is a must to have the higher consciousness awaken in the same individual. In this transmutation reside the mysteries of the Transubstantiation and the Last Supper. Many only nurture themselves partially, without knowing that the true energy of life comes only from the spiritual planes of existence.
“He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?”
Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”
“No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.”
Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.”
“Then, Lord,” Simon Peter replied, “not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!”
Jesus answered, “Those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet; their whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you.”(…) When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.”
During his last ritual performed on the behalf of his disciples and followers, The Christ washes their feet, relieving them of damaging elements originated by their personal Karmas, reincarnational self-residues, and even performing an ancestral healing. This was the way the master decided to leave this world, preparing them to trail the Path of the Heart, clean and purified to start their missionary works.