Every fall, monarch butterflies make an impressive 2,000-mile trek south, using the sun to guide them to the exact same wintering spot in central Mexico. But because the sun is a moving target, changing position throughout the day, biologists have long speculated that in addition to having a “sun compass” in their brains, butterflies must use some kind of 24-hour clock to guide their migration. Now, researchers have located this special GPS system, but were completely shocked as to where it was.
Instead of being in the brain where most people expected, it turns out the circadian clock is located in the butterflies’ antennae. “The antennal clock is rather like a standalone global positioning system that one might use while driving”, biologist Charalambos Kyriacou of the University of Leicester wrote in a commentary about the research, also published Thursday in Science. “This result is surprising, given that several studies have set the stage for a brain clock to mediate navigation.”
I bet it was surprising for scientists as conventional science says that all intelligence and consciousness exists in the stuff between our ears. Butterfly researcher Karen Oberhauser of the University of Minnesota, she said she’s not too surprised that the feelers can also keep time. “Our sensory systems are really localized to our heads, but insects can taste with their feet and smell with their antennae” Oberhauser said. “Because insect sensory systems are so different than our sensory systems, it’s sometimes difficult for us to even ask the right questions”.
Are you really that different from a butterfly? The chakra system teaches us that we have 7 levels of “sensory systems”, each with a distinct way of sensing ourselves, what is happening in our life right now and how aligned we are with our life purpose. The majority of our chakras are physically located below the head and speak to us through feeling and sensations. Yet we are taught to ignore those signals and listen instead to the chatter of our minds?which is usually filled with the replay of our programming and past.
For example, what if you also had a built-in gps system that showed you exactly where you are at all times AND whether you are on course or off course with your life purpose. Would you listen to it? Let’s find out!
Imagine for a minute you could rise above your body and fly up to 20,000 feet. Now, from this vantage point you can see yourself standing there in your life surrounded by all the people you interact with and impact ? family, partner, clients, friends, customers. Look closely at YOU, can you see your unique talents and gifts and how TOTALLY needed they are by the world? Can you see how totally needed they are by the exact people you are connected to? Or have you closed down and fogged out some of this “map view” and see yourself as just average, medium, nothing special.
Now look closely at the those people around you?are they listening, seeing YOU, receiving your gifts? Or are they ignoring you, battling you, draining you, so that looking at this map makes you feel like, “I don’t want to see this!”
This is the gift of your 6th chakra and it’s a big one. It is clarity! The gift in seeing where you are right now and knowing, by feeling it throughout your entire being, “Yes this is where I am supposed to be, with these people and on this mission!” Or, the gift is the clarity (and courage) to know, “I am not seen here, valued here, nurtured here?I am DRAINED HERE and I have got to move on!”
For many years I chose the fog of saying “ummm, ummm?I don’t really know” because I was too afraid of the clarity and gift of my 6th chakra GPS system. So I used my divinely human gift of free will/willpower to STAY with people and belief systems that had me driving around in circles and into many painful and annoying brick walls. OUCH! When you use your free will to pretend to be in a fog and stay unconscious of your 6 chakra antennae, it will seriously KICK YOUR BUTT!
But when you allow it to open and show you - unfiltered ? how fabulously special you and your gifts are (and how important to the planet) it you gain a super power! You become a person who carries the power of belief, vision and unwavering faith in your path because you see the bigger picture! Now that is super hero power I would say YES to?even if it means my super hero costume would have antennae like a butterfly!
Bron: Margaret M. Lynch