The following is written as an interpretative rendering of the first chapters of the Revelation. It is based on a belief that the disciple John was not only seeing a message for the whole of humanity, but a message for each individual human. Each character, place, or action in the Revelation is considered to be an emblem of a part of each soul's personal spirit, mind, and body. The "Spirit's" descriptions, criticisms, instructions, and activities are considered to be insights into the functioning, health, and destiny of each of these aspects of our being. Under each title is the spiritual center's number, endocrine gland, and chakra correlate.
THE CHURCH OF EPHESUS
First Center Gonads (ovaries & testes) Root Chakra
The portion of our spiritual selves represented by the Spirit that holds the seven stars and walks among the seven golden lampstands says that this first center's virtue is that it has toiled and persevered and cannot stand evil or false spirituality. Nevertheless, its weakness is that it has left its first love and must therefore remember from where it has fallen, repent, and do the first deeds.
Despite all appearances to the contrary, we are celestial, spiritual beings first. We descended from heaven into matter and into this world. These outer influences have taken hold on us. They possess us. We feel completely terrestrial and physical subjects of this world. This chakra reflects that loss. It must reverse its focus on worldly realities to include spiritual realities, remembering that it originally loved the spiritual things and God, who is a spirit.
In many of the ancient texts, reversing the flow of energy in the body is a major technique for spiritualizing the body. Included in the diagram section of this booklet is a Taoist diagram of a breathing technique in which the mind visualizes energy rising up the back of the body with every inhalation of the breath, uniting with the Great Spirit's breath, and then descending down the front of the body with every exhalation, bathing the body in raised, spiritualized energy. The sexual glands or chakras have the life force of the body "coiled" within them. This needs to be awakened and drawn upward through the body. It needs to be united with our spiritual ideal or our image, concept, or consciousness of God and our godly nature. Then, with this first love restored, the body is bathed in the resurrected spirit and vibration. The body gradually becomes enlivened and spiritualized.
In its final comment to this center, the Spirit promises that if this center spiritualizes itself, then it will be allowed to eat from the Tree of Life again in the Paradise of God. In other words, it will regain its immortality and its companionship with God in Paradise, which was first lost in the Garden in Genesis.
The old teaching that this life is lived to prepare for the next life holds true despite all of the physical world's attempts to confuse, distract, and repudiate it. Physical is important. Our soul has incarnated for a purpose. That purpose is to resolve karma, embrace grace, and resurrect our true self and its companionship with our Creator. As Cayce's readings teach, the goal is to know yourself to be yourself (your true self) and yet one with the Whole (Cayce capitalized this word, indicating its connection with the Divine).
THE CHURCH OF SMYRNA
Second Center Cells of Leydig Naval Chakra
As the Spirit turns its attention to the church of Smyrna, it identifies itself as being the first self and the last self, which was dead and is now alive again. It acknowledges that this center, the navel or lower abdomen chakra, has suffered much tribulation, poverty, and slander from those who say they are true spiritual seekers but are of "the synagogue of Satan."
Cayce identifies the second spiritual center and its connection to the sixth center as the "seat of the soul." The soul's companion is the subconscious mind, according to Cayce. These two abide in the autonomic nervous system of the body and directly affect the endocrine glands and their hormones. Their primary points of contact are the second and sixth chakras. The spirit is aware of the soul's and subconscious mind's poverty and tribulation in a purely physical world and a physically-dominated body, with little or no spiritual nourishment. When we are predominantly in our outer egos and conscious minds, our soul and deeper mind suffer and starve. Despite this, the Spirit says that the soul is rich and it should not fear its trials and imprisonment in the body because at the death of the body the Spirit will give it "the crown of life."