Saturday 29th May, Sacred Spring, Carlanstown, County Meath. [map]
The second chakra that I wanted to check was that of the navel, or sacral chakra. I had felt that the Four Knocks chamber had been working my root chakra, but it may also have been doing the sacral or navel chakra too. I couldn’t be sure. For the next chakra encounter I was pleased to find a sacred spring in the vicinity – it seemed like a good choice. We drove around the back roads and ended up at Carlanstown, parking just off the main N52 road through the town, and hopping into a field to search for a sacred spring that reputedly existed somewhere nearby. Again, the Active10 GPS helped a great deal in pinpointing the site, and without it we would never have found it other than to ask a local, of which there were very few around.
The spring was covered in long grass and hidden behind a hedge, as well as being covered by two stone housings, but I could hear it trickling nearby. I knew I had two things to do here, but I didn’t know what those two things were until I had done them – a kind of test, I suppose! Could I work it out?
The first thing I did was to find the running spring that I could hear nearby. This involved some clambering, and I cleared the debris that inhibited the water’s path, and threw aside the rubbish so that it was clear of the water. With the spring running freely I decided to do some ablutions: to clean the dirt off my hands primarily, but then it occurred to me that I could use it to cool down a little, but maybe also to have a ritual wash too. Not something I do every day, but this was a special occasion.
As I bent over the now cleared spring I could see something that caught my eye. I delved inside the running water to pick out a stone and my hand emerged with a beautiful speckled stone of green the like of which I have never see before, To me it was a jewel, and strangely warm to the touch. Was this some kind of ‘reward’ for my work? I pocketed the stone for later use.
As Kal milled about impatiently I meditated on the top of the well and felt my navel chakra having energies drawn out into the water like the roots of a tree, where they dipped into the water and felt nourished. I was surprised how easily these invisible tentacles came out. Recently I had had to tease them out when I was learning how to connect to The Lady on Gop Hill, but now they came out much more easily. As they withdrew again I felt very connected to the water and completely refreshed.
With this visit I felt that I had fulfilled the work for my navel chakra. The second level had been achieved on the pilgrimage of seven. We now headed off to the historic town of Kells, where both Kal and I would learn some interesting but puzzling things.