Aang: In your note, you said you could teach me to gain control of the Avatar State.
Pathik: You must gain balance within yourself, before you can bring balance to the world.
Pathik: And the first step to gaining balance begins with this! Drink up.
Aang: It tastes like onion and banana juice!
Pathik: That's because it is!
Pathik: Yum yum!
Pathik: In order to master the Avatar State, you must open ALL the chakras.
Pathik: Aang, tell me everything you know about chakras.
Aang: Uh-what are chakras?
Pathik: Oh. I see.
Pathik: I guess we'll start with the basics.
Pathik: The water flows through this creek, much like the energy flows through your body.
Pathik: As you see, there are several pools where the water swirls around before flowing on.
Pathik: These pools are like our chakras.
Aang: So, chakras are pools of spiralling energy in our bodies?
Pathik: If nothing else were around, this creek would flow pure and clear.
Pathik: However, life is messy, and things tend to fall in the creek.
Pathik: And then what happens?
Aang: The creek can't flow?
Pathik: Yes. But-
Pathik: -if we open the paths between the pools-
Aang: The energy flows!
Pathik: There are seven chakras that go up the body.
Pathik: Each pool of energy has a purpose, and can be blocked by a specific kind of emotional muck.
Pathik: Be warned. Opening the chakras is an intense experience-
Pathik: -and once you begin this process, you cannot stop until all seven are open.
Pathik: Are you ready?
Aang: I'll do whatever it takes.
Pathik: First we will open the Earth Chakra, located at the base of the spine. (muladhara)
Pathik: It deals with survival,
Pathik: -and is blocked by fear.
Pathik: What are you most afraid of?
Pathik: Let your fears become clear to you.
Pathik: Your vision is not real.
Pathik: You are concerned for your survival, but you must SURRENDER those fears.
Pathik: Let your fears flow down the creek.
Pathik: You have opened your Earth Chakra!
Pathik: Next, is the-
Aang: Water Chakra?
Pathik: Brilliant! Maybe one day you will be a Guru too!
Pathik: This Chakra deals with pleasure, and is blocked by guilt. (svadishthana)
Pathik: Now, look at all the guilt which burdens you so.
Pathik: What do you blame yourself for?
Aang: I ran away.
Aang: I hurt all of those people.
Pathik: Accept the reality that these things happened, but do not let them cloud and poison your energy.
Pathik: If you are to be a positive influence on the world, you need to forgive yourself.
Pathik: Third is the Fire Chakra, located in the stomach. (manipura)
Aang: My Fire Chakra would like to eat something other than onion-banana juice.
Pathik: Hnhnhnhnhn! Good one! Moving on.
Pathik: This chakra deals with willpower, and is blocked by shame.
Pathik: What are you ashamed of?
Pathik: What are your biggest disappointments in yourself?
Aang: I'm never gonna firebend again.
Aang: I can't.
Pathik: You will never find balance if you deny this part of your life.
Pathik: You are the Avatar, and therefore, you are a firebender.
Pathik: Hm. That chakra opened less like a flowing creek, and more like a-
Pathik: -burping bison.
Aang: Tastes like onions and bananas. But, strangely… something else.
Pathik: [non-committal shrug]
Pathik: The fourth chakra is located in the heart. It deals with love-
Pathik: -and is blocked by grief. (anahata)
Pathik: Lay all your grief out in front of you.
Pathik: You have indeed felt a great loss.
Pathik: But love is a form of energy, and it swirls all around us.
Pathik: The Air Nomads' love for you has not left this world.
Pathik: It is still inside of your heart, and is reborn in the form of new love.
Pathik: Let the pain flow away.
Pathik: Very good.
Aang: Can I have some onion-banana juice, please?
Pathik: The fifth in the chain is the Sound Chakra, located in the throat. (vishuddha)
Pathik: It deals with truth, and is blocked by lies-
Pathik: -the ones we tell ourselves.
Katara: Why did you tell us you were the Avatar?
Aang: 'Cause I never wanted to be.
Pathik: You cannot lie about your own nature. You must accept that you ARE the Avatar.
Pathik: Very good, Aang. You have opened the chakra of truth.
Pathik: The sixth pool of energy is the Light Chakra, located in the centre of the forehead. (anja)
Pathik: It deals with insight, and is blocked by illusion.
Pathik: The greatest illusion of this world is the illusion of separation.
Pathik: Things you think are separate and different, are actually one and the same.
Aang: Like the Four Nations.
Pathik: Yes. We are all one people, but we live as if divided.
Aang: We're all connected.
Aang: Everything is connected.
Pathik: That's right! Even the separation of the four elements is an illusion.
Pathik: If you open your mind, you will see that all the elements are one. Four parts of the same whole.
Pathik: Even metal is just a part of earth that has been purified and refined.
Aang: This is the last chakra, isn't it?
Pathik: Yes. Once you open this chakra, you will be able to go in and out of the Avatar state at will.
Pathik: And when you are in the Avatar State-
Pathik: -you will have complete control and awareness of all your actions.
Aang: Let's do this.
Pathik: The Thought Chakra is located at the crown of the head. (sahasrara)
Pathik: It deals with pure cosmic energy, and is blocked by earthly attachment.
Pathik: Meditate, on what attaches you to this world.
Pathik: Now, let all of those attachments go.
Pathik: Let them flow down the river-
Aang: Why would I let go of Katara? I-
Aang: -I love her!
Pathik: Learn to let her go, or you cannot let the pure cosmic energy flow in from the universe.
Aang: Why would I choose cosmic energy over Katara?
Aang: How could it be a bad thing that I feel an attachment to her?
Aang: Three chakras ago that was a GOOD thing!
Pathik: You MUST learn to LET GO.
Aang: I'm sorry, but I can't let go of Katara.
Pathik: To master the Avatar State, you must open ALL the chakras.
Pathik: Surrender yourself.
Aang: Okay. I'll try.
Pathik: Now think of your attachments, and let them go.
Pathik: Let the pure, cosmic energy flow.