On Chakras

Sit on the ground in a comfortable cross-legged position.
Rest your hands on your knees.
Close your eyes.
Breathe in. Breathe out.

Imagine your life energy as a pulsating red ball rooting you to the ground.
Feel its vigor anchoring your existence,
tying you to a collective force greater than yourself.
With each breath, its power expands.
Streaming upwards to your lower belly,
it collides with a radiant orange wheel of light.

Their impact brings a soft smile to your face,
reminding you of earthly pleasures and transcendent moments.
Watch memories of these offerings flash through your mind.
Absorb the beauty of their abundance.
Reject feelings of guilt, hedonism or longing.
Breathe in. Breathe out.

Observe as the red and orange spheres flow towards your center, where a yellow disc whirls. See its rays radiate outwards.
Feel its energy shaping its surroundings.
Like the sun, it is the source of all growth.
It is your willpower and light.
With each breath, it swells.

Soon it meets your heart, which is encircled by a glowing green ring.
The confluence of discipline and love permits you to let go of the past:
to forgive yourself for that which you have done and not done, to forgive
others the same — to embrace the future with the wisdom of grief,
but not the cynicism of loss.
Breathe in. Breathe out.

Your personal truth emerges, pure and dazzling blue.
The lies you tell yourself about your limitations fall away, leaving behind
a clear blue sky that evolves ever upwards to your third eye.
Here, it graduates into a deep indigo field, unlocking your intuition.

Welcoming in clarity, it dissolves illusion and illuminates what must be left behind.
Free of the attachments, you visualize who you want to become, rather than who you thought we were. Breathe in. Breathe out.

As potential opens up into infinity, it takes on a cosmic purple hue
that connects to the universe, binding you with the interiors of collapsing stars:
the atoms that create the nitrogen in our DNA and the carbon in our apple pie.
Breathe in. Breathe out.

Watch all colors convene in a vibrant celestial display
Breathe in. Breathe out.
Keep going.

Where our words end, a conversation with the neural network of the world wide web begins, further exploring and offering uncensored perspectives on this topic through artificial intelligence …

Records of countless space flybys will come flooding back from Hubble, and Earth will start to transform, and then expand into an enormous system of stellar nurseries and satellites.

There’s already the possibility of stepping foot on an interstellar vessel by the end of this century, if progress continues at the pace it is in the present. There are new techniques being developed that should lead to faster travel. I hope some of these enter the realm of reality, as soon as they are determined to be safe, affordable, and environmentally sound.

Another factor that will contribute to interstellar travel, is that of achieving near-term mass transportation. Or as andautobiologist and astrophysicist, Sir Martin Rees puts it, “If you could step into a spaceship tomorrow and drive the whole thing up to the nearest star, that’s probably what you’d do …”