Music for example has an impact on our thoughts. This is why I try to take time out to tinkle on our piano. Every day we listen to Baroque music and play it in our courses. Baroque music has been shown to enhance our thoughts.
However, few of us ever think about how we process information to create thoughts. Nor have many of us considered that we process information in different ways via different parts of our bodies at different times in our lives.
I have a theory about this, If correct, the idea is momentous. Yet it’s just a theory pieced together from many sources. Bits and pieces of information have pieces of a puzzle that seems to fit.
So here goes…it’s theory…so keep this in mind.
Seven year cycles seem to have great importance in the way we process information. Jewish people (Bar Mitzvah) and Andeans (First Cutting of the Hair) celebrate age 14 for the coming of manhood. One of the first pieces of the puzzle appeared when Merri and I were invited to one of these age 14 ceremonies at a sacred site in Ecuador.
It occurred to me from various other experiences that we shift our major energy processing to a new chakra each seven years.
Chakras? What are these? For the purposes of this theory they are energy processing centers in our body. Each chakra is connected to the spinal chord which in turn passes the energy to one of our organs and glands.
There appear to be seven main chakras each processing data for one of the major organs or glands.
The theory is that every seven years one of these chakras acts as the main energy processing center.
Each seven year period has a purpose.
The first seven years is aimed at bonding us with our mother. No other relationship is as important during this time.
At around age seven, we shift chakras to another that is aimed bonding us with our peers of same gender. Take a batch of ten year old boys and girls to a dance and watch them each rush to opposite ends of the room. Girls are sugar, spice and everything nice. Boys…spiders, snails and puppy dog tails.
Then at 14 we shift again. Age 14-21 bonds us with peers of opposite gender. Take the same boys and girls to a dance when they are 16 and watch out. You’ll need chaperones!
Age 21 to 28 is aimed at bonding us with our mate. Even the West recognizes 21.
I have not seen many clues as to what the next cycles are meant to do. Maybe you can help? Each seven years what we were doing, if done in harmony with what our body should be doing grows pale. The way we think changes.
Imagine this. If a five year old sees a glass of milk, his or her thought is, “Let’s have a drink with mommy”.
A ten year old is more likely to think “Let’s get together with my gang (girls for girls and guys for guys) and have a party”.
The sixteen year old thinks, “Let’s have a glass of milk with my date”!
This theory can have profound consequences. Imagine every seven years we need to make some monumental shifts in how we think and what we do.
We have all heard of taking a sabbatical. This is the time when we leave the old cycle and rest before shifting gears and beginning anew.
We have all heard of the seven year itch. Is this the body saying, “Hey Bud, time to shift”.
What does appear in many religions and philosophies is a major shift at age 50.
The Bible gives a clue about this in Leviticus 25:9-12 when it says.
“You shall have the trumpet sounded throughout all your land. And you shall hallow the fiftieth year and you shall proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you: you shall return, everyone of you, to your property and everyone of you to your family. That fiftieth year shall be a jubilee for you: you shall not sow, or reap the aftergrowth, or harvest the unpruned vines. For it is a jubilee; it shall be holy to you: you shall eat only what the field itself produces.”
The Vedic and Andean philosophy is that at about this time we should leave the material aspect of our life and become more spiritual.
Life sciences from India and the Andes suggest that the first 50 years of life should take care of the material and the second 50, the spiritual.
Vedic Astrology ties in with this as well except I was confused for years because the numbers did not quite work. Vedic Astrology normally shows our life potential to be about 120. What happened to the extra 20 years I kept asking?
A big piece of this puzzle was answered when I learned that Andean beliefs hold that there are nine chakras, (the 8th connects to the soul, the 9th the infinite being).
Learning this resolved the huge mathematical question that haunted this line of questioning. With nine chakras, the two cycles gets us to age 119 which would leave us to shift into the infinite being at age 120. This pretty well matches the concept in astrology which suggests we should live to be 120.
This also ties into the Vedic idea that there are seven levels of spiritual enlightenment. Our first seven cycles takes care of our material life. The second seven cycles moves us towards deeper spirituality.
We go through the process of growing up, procreating, caring for our family and then in the second series of seven go through a similar process in a spiritual journey.
I do not think that this means we should necessarily stop working at 50. Work… service is one of the eight paths to enlightenment.
However at 50 we may feel a natural urge to beginning preparing to change our goals. Merri and I certainly felt this and work now more for the fulfillment and whatever positive good we can create rather than the money.
Then at 64… we really can begin again… living a full life at a more spiritual level. We can work where “action is our goal… reward truly not our concern”… we work out our relationship with reality in order rather than our bank account.
This theory could have some profound implications because it suggests that every seven years the way we think, our information processing system and even our thoughts change.
So if you have seven year itches, acting on the desires you feel will help you remain in tune with nature. Our bodies are quite miraculous and few events that take place are by accident. The way we age, the way our thoughts change may do so because that is the way our lives are meant to unfold.
So there you have it, some thoughts about thought, perhaps the greatest assets we have in the world.
If you have thoughts about these thoughts, please let me know. As mentioned this is a theory that has grown from asking question after question and trying to tie aspects of great philosophies and religions.
Until next message, good thoughts to you!
We’ study deeper aspects of our thinking at Blaine Watson’s “Vedic Astrology, Investing & Business Beyond Logic” in Mt. Dora this April. See details below.