THE CHAKRA SYSTEM Chakras are the energy centers of our body, which interface between our various dimensional bodies, acting like transformers to tone down energy coming from higher dimensions into lower ones, so that eventually we can absorb the energy into our body, without burning out any circuits in our nervous system. There are seven major chakras in our physical body, recognized throughout the ages my metaphysicians and native medicine people alike. There are actually hundreds of chakras throughout our body. If you are familiar with the meridian system used by acupuncturists, Shiatsu and other massage practitioners, each place where these meridian lines cross is a small chakra. We also have major chakras in our hands, feet, below our feet, and many above our head. These chakras are actually small vortices of swirling energy. Chakra in Sanskrit means “wheel”; these wheels of energy spin life force energy from Source, from the ethers, making it possible for us to be spiritual beings living out a lifetime in a human physical body. Thus keeping these vortices clear and functioning properly is vital to the health and well-being, not only of our physical body, but also of our etheric bodies. Most of the blockages to energy flow that we create are in our mental body (around 24” out from our physical body) and in our emotional body (around 8” out), and/or in our physical body. A limiting thought (mental) or traumatic event (emotional) usually triggers the tightening in one of these etheric bodies, which leads to a blockage of the energy flow, if not released. As we refuse to face these inner demons of ours, these energy blocks move in through the bodies, until finally as a last resort they enter the physical body and become what we call “disease”. Disease is actually our Higher Self’s last ditch attempt to get our attention about some imbalance that we need to correct, some trauma or thought pattern that we need to release or change, in order to continue to develop as a spiritual being in a human body. These crystallized thoughtforms or what have you are blocking our life force. They are obstructing the energy flow through the chakras and meridians. They are choking off our chi. Clearing the major chakras can help to reactivate energy to our whole four-body system (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual). This can be done in many ways. I am offering you a few chakra cleansing exercises using energy and color visualization meditations in this section. I advise you to pick the ones that resonate with you, and to continue with one or two of them daily. Other ways of clearing the chakras include vibrational remedies such as flower essences and gem elixirs (see section on Transformational Tools later in this manual), toning/singing/sounding (see chakra diagram, tones), crystal bowls, chimes, gongs, drums, Shamballa and other energy work, crystals, yoga, massage and other body work, and more. I encourage you to investigate thoses that draw you, and to incorporate them into your daily practice. Any physical problem can be treated through the chakras. This is why the traditional Reiki hand positions concentrated on the chakra system. Each chakra has organs and glands associated with it, that draw their life force energy through it.
THE MAJOR CHAKRAS (Colors listed are 3rd dimensional colors, and are the ones which will OPEN that chakra; you may see another color in a chakra. Other colors will close, or slow it down, or possibly reverse the spin of that chakra. Sometimes this is what you are after. If the color you see is a clear and beautiful color, do not worry about it. Colors that we see in 3D appear different viewed from or in other dimensions.) There are many many chakras in our bodies. The ones below are the major chakras, which are aligned along the central axis of the body. They are connected via a tube of light sometimes called the antahkarana. Chakras 1-3 are the physical chakras; they are where we store most of our emotional baggage. When we have cleared them totally, they will become one chakra. Eventually all of the chakras will combine to form one tube of light extending up through our body.
So if you don’t “see” things as they are listed below, know that we are a work in progress, and we are progressing very rapidly indeed. EARTHSTAR CHAKRA: about 8” below your feet, connects you to Mother Earth and keeps you grounded. FIRST/BASE CHAKRA: Base of the spine, has to do with survival issues. RED SECOND CHAKRA (hara): The Creative or Sexual chakra. Lower abdomen, below the navel. Affects adrenals. Creativity. Memories of sexual experiences are often stored here. ORANGE THIRD CHAKRA: Solar Plexus, just above navel. Emotional chakra. Metabolic and vital energy, psychological and emotional energy flow. Ability to complete. YELLOW FOURTH CHAKRA: Thymus/Heart chakra. Just over the heart. Acceptance of Self, others, and conditions. Service without effort. Higher spiritual experience of compassion, clairsentience. Unconditional Love. The central chakra for transformation and ascension.
GREEN, or PINK surrounded with GREEN (like watermelon tourmaline). FIFTH CHAKRA: Throat, near Thyroid gland. Relates to the cycle of giving and receiving, communication with others. SKY BLUE SIXTH CHAKRA: Third Eye, Brow, above and between the eyes. Affects pineal gland. Relates to seeing reality, intuition, ability to discriminate and choose options. Psychic abilities. INDIGO background with White Star at the center. SEVENTH CHAKRA: Crown. Top of the head. Relates to the ability to take ideas from abstract to concrete form. Connection with other dimensional parts of the Self, and with spiritual guidance. VIOLET EIGHTH CHAKRA: First of the Higher Chakras, above the head. Known as the Soul Star. Could be termed the Seat of Existence. LUMINESCENT GREEN-VIOLET NINTH CHAKRA: Relates to the lightbody. This is not the time nor place to go into the lightbody and its functions, but this chakra relates to joy. LUMINESCENT GREEN-BLUE TENTH CHAKRA: Concerned with the male/female balance within. When this chakra is balanced, it is very eays to be healthy and connected with your soul. PEARLESCENT WHITE ELEVENTH CHAKRA: Connects you to the New Age energies. The energy is the energy of freedom. It allows you to process stored traumas, etc. LUMINESCENT PINK-ORANGE TWELFTH CHAKRA: Connects you to Christ Consciousness, the human evolutionary potential. This energy connects all forms of energy together. SHIMMERING GOLD There many more chakras that relate to the 4th, 5th and higher dimensions of experience. See Prelude to Ascension: Tools for Transformation, Janet McClure. Also Soul Psychology, by Joshua David Stone. (Listed in Resources section of Appendices of this Manual.)