~ An Hair Analogy ~
Our hair fashions might be just a trend, but if we investigate, we may find that we have been depriving ourselves of one of the most valuable sources of energy for human vitality.”
~Yogi Bhajan (1929-2004)
“A gray head is a crown of glory; it is found in the way of righteousness.
This morning, which is also a 20/2 day in numerology1, I had the strangest dream. As a brief overview, I was in a home with lots of people. It felt as if there was a celebration going on since tables extended into the living room. As everyone sat down to eat, there was a pause as if someone was uttering a word of blessing. As the food was being passed around, I turned around and dipped my hair into the waterfall behind me. Yes, I said a waterfall. 🚿
Instead of a fireplace, this living room had a mini-waterfall. Sounds cool, huh?!? As an act of preparation and not that it was dirty because I had no shampoo, I immediately felt compelled to turn around and rinse my hair. I am unsure of why I felt the need to do such, but I got the impression this was something I did on a regular basis. With the exception of one person, no one else paid any attention to my actions. That is until that certain person decided to harshly question my actions in front of everyone. 😳 Why do you feel the need…? 😡
The dream shifts to me lying in a hospital bed. The doctors couldn’t find anything medically wrong with me but even they sensed that I was near death. Yet other individuals – like my adult son, an unknown nurse, and an anonymous shaman – came to visit me and knew my plight. The three of them had strong discernment abilities and thus could “spiritually diagnose” me. (The shaman even visited the heavenly planes to look in on me.)
One day while stopping by for a visit, the nurse intuitively picked up on something about the complainant. Actually, he was sitting next to my hospital bed – more out of obligation. As to put on a show of affection in front of her, he reached out to touch my forearm. Suddenly, my vitals spiked. Realizing what was happening, the nurse demanded that he remove his hand immediately. After doing so, she noticed a “spiritual stain” left on my arm as a result of his touch. At the sight of such, all she could do was look intensely at him. Frantic, she firmed said: “YOU!!! YOU ARE THE REASON SHE’S IN THIS CONDITION!” As she was leaving the room, she told him: “ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS APOLOGIZE” 😲 But of course, he was dumbfounded as to why that was even necessary. 💩
This entire time I appeared to everyone as if I were in a coma. Yet, in this “state”, I could “see” (or sense) everyone in the room and I could hear every word spoken. Even I knew that I was – once again – suffering from a broken heart.💔
The Spiritual Meaning of Hair, Water & All that Jazz
“Hair is a conductor of the body’s electromagnetic energy….
Hair is an extension of the nervous system, it can be correctly seen as exteriorized nerves, a type of highly evolved ‘feelers’ or ‘antennae’ that transmit vast amounts of important information to the brain stem, the limbic system….
Hairs are the antennas that gather and channel the sun energy or prana to the front lobe, the part of the brain you use for meditation and visualization. These antennas act as conduits to bring you greater quantities of subtle, cosmic energy.”2
Three main themes stand out to me regarding this dream: hair, waterfall and the dualistic reaction of others (emotions). Now, no one was bothered by my “hair washing” incident until a particular someone decided to make it a big deal. Everyone in the dream was quite understanding except for this one person. Actually, there was another attendant – a celebrity whom I won’t name – that spoke up for me. She quickly corrected the complainant in front of everyone boldly asking him: “Did it ever occur to you to ask or to learn why?” With the exception of this one idiot, everyone knew it was both an act of endearment on my part. It didn’t matter if it was for cultural and ritualistically reasons. It was obvious to them that in doing so, it improved my spiritual well-being. 🙋
Interesting enough, a waterfall deals with the unconscious mind and the emotions. Through this dream, the Universe was telling me to watch my emotions but also to go with the flow (regarding a particular matter). Actually, in Hindu customs, a waterfall is dualistic in meaning. Positively speaking, it reflects “the descent of higher consciousness into the mind” and “symbolize[s] the descent of gods, consciousness, light, and abundance.” Negatively speaking, it references “the descent of the soul into Nature or the downfall of a person into sin.”3 Overall, “waterfalls denote the flow of life, energy, consciousness, and breath from one plane to another or one part of the body to another.”4
Per one source, water has several spiritual properties including but not limited to:
- Allowing negative ions from moving water to reduce stress, heightened state of bliss and increase one’s energy
- Promote a meditative state and boost one intuition
- Smoothes and soothes emotions
- Carrying intentions and prayers
- Washing away dirt and grime + absorbs (cleanses) lower vibrations, frequencies, and related negative energies5
So, Why Do “He” Care Anyway?!?
Back in 2003 or 2005, I decided to get my hair locked. Actually, it was several years prior to that when I made the decision to go natural. I was supposedly making this journey with a so-called friend who secretly got her hair permed a good 6-8 weeks in. Initially dissuaded, I continued on alone. Since then, it’s been a battle in the eyes of others, especially among my own people. I have been ridiculed more by my own kind than anyone else.
“That’s unattractive!” “You can’t get or keep a job…” “You should cut that off!” and on and on. Early on, I had a complete stranger – a female with traditional locs – who became angry at me because I choose to get Sisterlocks instead of “twisting your own hair”. Like really, sis, is it that serious?!? I have received more ridicule from people about my hair and then about anything else, which is both strange and stupid.
In recent years, I had someone close to me – much like the complainant in my dream – trying to check me about my hair but telling me a made-up story. 🙄 Contrary to the occasional idiot, in recent years, I’ve gotten more compliments from all races and genders. And yes, I’ve had a Caucasian woman ask if she could touch my hair. (At least, she asked first.) However, in recent months, I came in contact with an elderly Caucasian consultant that was sure that I was “one of the help.” As if he had no manners at all, he just stared at me because I was “looked out of place.” You should have seen the change in his expression once my boss told him: “No, she’s apart of Administration. She’s the I.T. director.” 😂
So, my question is: “Why do you care about someone else hair (or their looks)?” Even if you’re considered the #1 internationally-ranked Stylist to the Stars, there’s always a set time and place for your opinion. Personally, I’m quite suspicious of anyone, especially complete strangers, randomly approaching me. Just like in the spiritual meaning of hair shared above, my spiritual antennas go up as I begin to discern this person’s motive. Speaking of motive, anyone who criticizes another should first look within. Then ask themselves: What do I see reflected in him/her that I don’t like about myself?
If you still don’t get it what I just said, let me help you. Criticizing someone’s hair – from a spiritual perspective – is an attempt at criticizing that person’s Spirit. Since the Spirit is reflective of the Divine Spark (or the inner “I AM”), to criticize me (or anyone else) could easily be one’s way of showing how much you really don’t know yourself. In other words, what do you see that intimidates you? Are you seeing an undeveloped area of your own heart and soul? Again, what do you see and why do you care? 👀
“If you are willing to look at another person’s behavior toward you as a reflection of the state of their relationship with themselves rather than a statement about your value as a person, then you will, over a period of time cease to react at all.
1 Temporary Vibration of 20/2: Turning points, decisions, awareness, adaptability, reconstruction – via Numerology and the Divine Triangle by Faith Javane & Dusty Bunker (1979).
2 Why You Should Never Cut Any of Your Hair – the Scientific, Spiritual, and Energetic Reasons for Long Hair, and the Psychology of Making Personal Change. Retrieved on May 4, 2018, from https://stillnessinthestorm.com/2016/10/why-you-should-never-cut-any-of-your-hair-the-scientific-spiritual-and-health-reasons-for-long-hair-and-the-psychology-of-making-personal-change/
3 Symbolism of Waterfall in Hinduism. Retrieved on May 4, 2018, from http://www.hinduwebsite.com/symbolism/symbols/waterfall.asp
5 The Healing and Transformative Power of a Spiritual Shower. Retrieved on May 4, 2018, from http://www.ask-angels.com/spiritual-guidance/spiritual-shower/
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