Heal Yourself through Inner Peace
[Ed Notes: The featured video is an amazingly accurate explanation of the Chakras, considering it’s from a kid’s show on Nick – “How to Open Your 7 Chakras – As Explained in a Children’s Show.”]
Chakras are centers of awareness in the human universe. They are found in the subtle energy systems of our body- in the cells, organs and hormones that determine the inner most workings of our being. These energy centers are neither physical nor anatomical, and most people deny their very existence but, it’s all about faith.
Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning “wheel” or “turning” and it is a helpful way to understand the constant revolution of chakra energy. They absorb energies from without and convert it into the subtle material of the astral body. Just as a plant photosynthesizes the sun’s energy, our bodies feed off of the energy of the world around us. And it’s a two way street. Mindfulness and peace of mind can make a positive impression in your direct atmosphere and influence harmony between the inner and outer worlds.
There are seven major chakras. The vibrational frequency of each chakra is expressed by the number of petals in the flower that acts as it’s symbol. The lowest chakra (the root chakra) has only four petals, while the crown chakra has over a thousand. These petals symbolize varying levels of human awareness, and chakra work is directed towards its development.
But Chakras are not just energy centers. They are centers of awareness. Over time, chakra work can help you resolve psychological afflictions including anxiety, stress and depression. The power of positive mindfulness and the law of attraction likewise will improves your concentration, decreasing negative thoughts and self-pity, and affords you clarity of mind to prioritize what really matters in life.
Understanding your chakras will improve your physical health as well. It can strengthen your immune system, heal circulatory problems, harmonize your cardiovascular system and correct orthopedic problems.
As each level of awareness aligned with one of the seven chakras, you will trigger a learning process that will change the way you view the world around you.
Through the root chakra (Muladhara Chakra), you will learn to say yes to life and discover the source of life energy. This chakra is the basis of all other chakras and its central theme is stability. The will to live is powerful and from this place we determine our sense of trust and groundedness
When you awaken the second chakra (Svadhisthana Chakra), you will be able to affirm your sexuality and sensual nature allowing you to feel at home in your body. A natural and uninhibited sexuality and loving acceptance of yourself generate from this, the sacral chakra.
Developing the third chakra (Manipura Chakra) awakens your inner strength and will help you attain your goals. The Naval Chakra is the source of willpower, self-confidence and self-development. Fire is the primary element used to express this chakra.
Through the fourth chakra (Anahata Chakra) you will say yes to love and develop compassion for the people closest to you. This chakra links the lower three with the higher three centers of awareness.
Unraveling the fifth chakra (Vishuddha Chakra) will unlock your creative potential and remediate any communication barriers you experience. Now is when the true awakening begins. This is the throat chakra and it leads the way to the higher chakras.
By the time you experience development of the sixth chakra (Ajna Chakra) you will connect with your higher self and unlock your power of intuition. The two principle energy channels ida and pingala meet at the forehead chakra. This union represents the transcendence of the inherent duality of all things.
And lastly the seventh chakra (Sahasrara Chakra) allows you to realize the true source of all being. Here lies all spirituality, enlightenment, and self-realization. This is the highest level of consciousness that one can attain.
There are many different ways to familiarize yourself with the chakras and it must be stressed that the chakras manifest themselves to everyone differently. Simply being aware of them allows you to begin to perceive and experience them. Through yoga, meditation, chiropractic work, holistic healing, walking in nature, anything you can think of, to connect yourself to your inner divinity, the chakras will present themselves to you.
[Ed Notes: Continue to Read if you want to Learn more on Chakras]
There are seven primary energy centers (Chakras): Root/Base, Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart, Throat, Brow (Third Eye), and Crown. We each also have 3 sub-primary Chakras: two below the Root and three above the Crown, and 21 minor Chakras (including but not limited to: in the palms of the hands, at the bottom of the feet, behind the eyes, at the knees, at the ears, and in the areas of the underarms.
Chakras (energy centers) act as receivers and transmitters for subtle energies. Each Chakra functions on physical, emotional, and spiritual levels. At the same time they are centers of consciousness, of awareness. They function as pumps or valves, regulating the flow of energy through our energy system. The functioning of the Chakras reflects decisions we make concerning how we choose to respond to conditions in our life. We open and close these valves when we decide what to think, and what to feel, and through which perceptual filter we choose to experience the world around us.
The Chakras are not physical. They are located in our etheric bodies, and are part of our etheric body. They are the entry gate of the aura. They are aspects of a particular part of consciousness in the same way that the auras are aspects of consciousness. The Chakras are more dense than the auras, but not as dense as the physical body. They interact with the physical body through two major vehicles, the endocrine system and the nervous system. They turn in a clockwise direction and when unblocked they open up as a flower and pour out their qualities re-establishing our inner balance and restoring our health and form. As with all in our reality, Chakras are linked to symbols, sounds, light and color.
Seven Major Chakras
Root Chakra: The root Chakra (Kundalini), is located at the base of the spine. It is associated with parts of our consciousness concerned with security, survival and trust. It is also suggested that this center is related to re-incarnation, past lives and repeated physical embodiment. It contains 8 primary cells that all have the knowledge of our creation and remain the only cells in your body that do not change during your lifetime. For most people, this concerns the parts of their consciousness concerned with money, home and job. The color of this Chakra is Red.
Abdominal Chakra/Spleen: The Abdominal Chakra is located just below the navel and related to our sexual and reproductive capacity. It is also involved with the person’s willingness to feel their emotions. It is the major emotional center as well as being the main storage battery for the ‘Chi’ energy. Blockage of this Chakra manifests as emotional problems or sexual guilt. The color of this Chakra is Orange.
Solar Plexus Chakra: The Solar Plexus is the seat of emotions. It gives us a sense of personal power, control, or freedom in the world. It also represents ease of being, and comfort with what is real with oneself which is “being comfortable”. It is associated with the functioning of the aura and psychic energy field, and with Etheric and Astral plane of sensitivity. Blockage manifests as anger or a sense of victimization. The color of this Chakra is Yellow.
Heart Chakra: The Heart Chakra is associated with the parts of consciousness concerned with relationships and our perception of love. This Chakra creates / nourishment of antibodies for compassion, love, security and confidence. The heart Chakra is very important to spiritual healing. All energies travel up and into the Heart Chakra, before moving to the hands and eyes of a healer. Blockage of this Chakra can manifest as immune system or a lack of compassion. The color of this Chakra is Green.
Throat Chakra: The Throat Chakra is tied to creativity and communications. This Chakra is also associated with abundance, the state of consciousness called grace. The Throat Chakra rules the faculty of speech, being mid-way between the heart and tongue. It is also associated with listening to one’s intuition (clairaudience) and flowing in a particular way, where it seems that the universe supports you in all you do. It is the first level of consciousness from which one perceives another level of intelligence functioning. In Tibetan Buddhism, this Chakra is associated with the dream state of consciousness. Both Tibetan and Taoist use this Chakra to access the dream state and develop the faculty of lucid dreaming. The color of this Chakra is Blue.
Brow Chakra/Third Eye: The Brow Chakra/Third Eye, is associated with the parts of consciousness concerned with the spiritual view and is home to Spirit. It is the place of awakened Spirit or as some people call it ESP “Extra Sensory Perception or Clairvoyant”. In some Eastern traditions the ability to hear/sense this is considered a necessary prerequisite to further growth. The color of this Chakra is Indigo.
Crown Chakra: This Chakra is located at the top of the head. It connects you with the Higher Realm. When this Chakra is “activated” or opened up, it allows higher vibrations of energy to enter into the crown Chakra thus we can expect to experience a pressure on top of the head. This energy will be affecting our auric field. Several things happen here. The aura will become cleaner and brighter. The seven main Chakras will receive this high vibration and become more balanced. This will allow healing energy to flow into the body. The color of the Crown Chakra is Violet.