What are Chakras About?
Chakras are an intricate system connected to our bodies that few people are aware they have. These wheels of energy have a significant effect on our health, how we manifest, and the overall outcome of our life. Chakras are responsible for the circulation of our life force energy.
How do I Know Chakras are Real?
We need to rely on the many accounts of the people who have experienced the opening of their chakras. I had such an experience about 15 years ago. I was able to see, hear and feel each chakra as they opened. The result of such an experience is the release of kundalini energy.
How do Chakras Work?
Chakras are constantly reacting to our world expanding and contracting based on our life experiences. Our perception of life and how we choose to view it is what drives our emotional responses and greatly affects our chakras. Whether we know it or not we are choosing to expand or contract.
How Much are we Affected by our Ancestry?
The trials and tribulations of our ancestors can have a great effect on us. What our parents and our grandparents went through in their lives is stored within their chakras. These open and closed centers are believed to be passed onto their children. Spiritual development is believed to be linked to our energy centers. If our chakras are closed and sluggish we can't perceive spiritual truths or grow spiritually. Working on our chakras and consciously focusing on their development can have a great effect on us.
Why do Opposites Seem to Attract?
We often see people who couple together as being opposites, thus the phrase, "opposites attract." The theory is that when a couple meets their chakras are opposite one another. Say one has a closed root chakra, but the other has an open one. This combination makes for an undeniable match. As you travel throughout the energy system the more this phenomenon occurs, the stronger the connection. The two then begin to feel whole when they are in the presence of one another. In ideal relationships, we would feel most rewarded if we were both in balance and not needing the other to level us out or make us feel whole. Over time partners begin to do the work on themselves of opening their energy centers and begin the process of awakening. This only goes well if both partners are working on themselves. There can be a fair amount of conflict during this process, but if you can weather the storm you can come out of it as a very strong and happy couple.
How do Chakras Work?
Chakras are a circulatory system that is largely responsible for your health and well being both physically and mentally. Our bodies are mostly made up of water. As these chakras spin, they are constantly circulating and clearing each vital part of our bodies. When a center is shut down or stagnant, the fluids in the area of that chakra become stagnant and over time diseased.
Chakra Balancing and Health
The best way to balance your chakras is through intention and attention. Once you become proficient at sensing and controlling your chakras you will be able to stimulate them through your will. I do this by using a practice where I can sense and feel what is happening in each one of my chakras. I found the best way to do this was right when I go to bed for the night. It doesn't take long and it seems to be the ideal time to do it regularly. Consistency and perseverance are two things in spiritual development that are rewarded richly. Your earnest intent is the single most important aspect of your spiritual development.
The Practice to Balance Chakras
The best practice for sensing and balancing your chakras is to familiarize yourself with how they feel. Lay down on a comfortable bed or couch and begin this practice.
Relax your whole body by taking at least 3 deep breaths in and out. Feel your body weight sink down into the surface. Notice any areas of the body that you are holding tension. Start at the top of your head and gradually feel your way down your body. Relax your eyes, your jaw, your neck, your shoulder, your chest, your stomach, your hips, your thighs, and finally your feet. Make a mental note where you felt the tension.
Begin the process by going to the top of your head and imagine opening up to the universe or heavens above. Imagine tapping into a huge powerful beam of light that comes down into a large lotus flower about 2 feet above your head. Use your will and intent to draw upon that light and fill the white lotus full of light. Notice how it begins to fall open and spin clockwise as it fills with this powerful source of light. Once you feel you have filled it, again use your intent and will to draw the light down into your crown chakra located where a baby's soft spot would be. Imagine this deep violet chakra filling in the same way you did the white lotus flower. You will be drawing upon the light and energy This chakra is directly related to how you perceive and your keen understanding of your power to create and who you are. Pay close attention now if you feel a heavy pulse which could signify a blockage in the chakra. If it feels like the pressure is building as you fill with breath then you have some work to do here before you move on. Continue drawing in deep breaths in and out and visualize opening and clearing out the chakra. I normally do at least 3 additional breaths if I sense it is blocked. Next move on to your third eye chakra. It is located between your eyes and is a lighter purple. The third eye chakra is your portal to clear seeing and knowing. Your intuition and trust in your decision making are largely due to this chakra. Repeat the process and feel your way through the chakra as you draw the light down into it. Spend extra time if you begin to notice the heavy pulse signaling that it is blocked. Moving down to your throat chakra which is a clear aqua color begins the same process. If the throat is blocked you will not be able to speak out for yourself, if it is overactive you will be overbearing and too outspoken. Next is your solar plexus, this yellow chakra located in the pit of your stomach is where all your power is. Often if one has control issues, either being dominated or dominating, this is where they come from. Continuing down to your sacral chakra located between your hips is an orange-colored chakra. This center can be called your fun center, but too much fun can cause some issues too. Your ability to dance, be artistic, sexually open in a balanced and wholesome way is related to the sacral chakra. Issues of promiscuity, alcoholism, and many other compulsions are caused by an imbalance here. Remember you will feel the imbalance, you need only tune into it and observe the pulse. As you reach the base located at the bottom of the perineum you will locate the root chakra. This red chakra is all about connection to the earth. Are you financially stable, do you feel safe in the world or are you having money fears and feeling like you don't have control over your life? A balanced root chakra will feel a connection to the earth and taking care of it. You will be into recycling and the preservation of all things sacred to the earth. If this chakra is blocked you won't have an understanding of your responsibility to caring for the earth. If blocked likely your home life will not be stable and things will often feel out of control. Finally, we reach the bottom of the body and follow our legs down to the two chakras that are located on the balls of your feet. These brown chakras are what ground this high energy you are bringing into your body to the earth. If you look at yourself as an electrical being you can better understand this principle. We all know if we plug a toaster into a higher voltage than it can handle we will burn it out. Our bodies are much the same if we bring in universal energy and light without grounding it we will become nervous and scattered. Imagine that your feet are now the roots of a tree. Send them down into the earth to its center where they grab on and attach. Feel the stability and root yourself to the earth. Draw that earth energy back up running it through every one of your chakras until you send it out of the top of the head to merge with the universal energy. Imagine now that you are one solid beam of light attached above and below. This completes the chakra meditation.
Continue to do this meditation on a nightly basis. Once you finally clear and balance your chakras you will be able to awaken latent energy in your body called the kundalini energy. This is the key energy for manifesting and bringing you to your full potential.