Introduction to Chakras in Healing
Session 4 Continued (26-8-03 )
We will start on chakras I
thought we would cover the basics of chakras
and then go into it more next week. The word
chakra is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning
wheel. If we were able to see the chakras
(as many psychics, in fact, do) we would observe
a wheel of energy continuously revolving or
rotating. Clairvoyants perceive chakras as
colourful wheels or flowers with a hub in
the centre. The chakras begin at the base
of the spine and finish at the top of the
head. Though fixed in the central spinal column
they are located on both the front and back
of the body, and work through it. Each chakra
vibrates or rotates at a different speed.
The root or first chakra rotates at the slowest
speed, the crown or seventh chakra at the
highest speed. Each chakra is stimulated by
its own and complimentary colour, and a range
of gemstones for specific uses.
The chakra colours are of
the rainbow red, orange, yellow, green, blue,
indigo, and violet. The size and brightness
of the wheels vary with individual development,
physical condition, energy levels, disease,
or stress. If the chakras are not balanced,
or if the energies are blocked, the basic
life force will be slowed down. The individual
may feel listless, tired, out of sorts, or
depressed. Not only will physical bodily functions
be affected so diseases may manifest, but
the thought processes and the mind may also
be affected. A negative attitude, fear, doubt,
etc. may preoccupy the individual. A constant
balance between the chakras promotes health
and a sense of well-being. If the chakras
are opened too much, a person could literally
short circuit himself or herself with too
much universal energy going through the body.
If the chakras are closed,
this does not allow for the universal energy
to flow through them properly, which may also
lead to dis-ease. Most of us react to unpleasant
experiences by blocking our feeling and stopping
a great deal of our natural energy flow. This
affects the maturation and development of
the chakras. Whenever a person blocks whatever
experience he is having, he in turn blocks
his chakras, which eventually become disfigured.
When the chakras are functioning
normally, each will be open, spinning clockwise
to metabolise the particular energies needed
from the universal energy field. As already
mentioned any imbalances that exist within
any chakra may have profound effects upon
either our physical or emotional bodies.
Studying the individual chakras
begins with the root chakra. The root chakra
is located at the base of the spine at the
tailbone in back, and the pubic bone in front.
This centre. holds the basic needs for survival,
security and safety. The root chakra is powerfully
related to our contact with the Earth, providing
us with the ability to be grounded into the
earth plane. This is also the centre. of manifestation.
When you are trying to make things happen
in the material world, business or material
possessions, the energy to succeed will come
from the first chakra. If this chakra is blocked
an individual may feel fearful, anxious, insecure
and frustrated. Problems like obesity, anorexia
nervosa, and knee troubles can occur. Root
body parts include the hips, legs, lower back
and sexual organs. NOTE: A man¹s sexual
organs are located primarily in his first
chakra; so male sexual energy is usually experienced
primarily as physical. Women¹s sexual
organs are located primarily in her second
chakra, so female sexual energy is usually
experienced primarily as emotional. Both chakras
are associated with sexual energy. The colour
for the root chakra is red.
The next chakra or second
chakra is often referred to as the belly or
(sacral). It is located two inches below the
navel and is rooted into the spine. This centre.
holds the basic needs for sexuality, creativity,
intuition, and self-worth. This chakra is
also about friendliness, creativity, and emotions.
It governs people’s sense of self-worth,
their confidence in their own creativity,
and their ability to relate to others in an
open and friendly way. It is influenced by
how emotions were expressed or repressed in
the family during childhood. Proper balance
in this chakra means the ability to flow with
emotions freely and to feel and reach out
to others sexually or not. If this chakra
is blocked a person may feel emotionally explosive,
manipulative, obsessed with thoughts of sex
or may lack energy. Physical problems may
include, kidney weakness, stiff lower back,
constipation, and muscle spasms. Belly body
parts include sexual organs (women), kidneys,
bladder, and large intestine. The colour of
this chakra is orange.
The third chakra is referred
to as the Solar Plexus. It is located two
inches below the breastbone in the centre.
behind the stomach. The third chakra is the
centre. of personal power, the place of ego,
of passions, impulses, anger and strength.
It is also the centre. for astral travel and
astral influences, receptivity of spirit guides
and for psychic development. When the Third
Chakra is out of balance you may lack confidence,
be confused, worry about what others think,
feel that others are controlling your life,
and may be depressed. Physical problems may
include digestive difficulties, liver problems,
diabetes, nervous exhaustion, and food allergies.
When balanced you may feel cheerful, outgoing,
have self-respect, expressive, enjoy taking
on new challenges, and have a strong sense
of personal power. The body parts for this
chakra include the stomach, liver, gall bladder,
pancreas, and small intestine. The colour
of this chakra is yellow.
The fourth chakra is referred
to as the heart chakra. It is located behind
the breastbone in front and on the spine between
the shoulder blades in back. This is the centre.
for love, compassion and spirituality. This
centre. directs one’s ability to love
themselves and others, to give and to receive
love. This is also the chakra connecting body
and mind with spirit.
Almost everyone today has
a hard, hurt, or broken heart, and it is no
accident that heart disease is the number
one killer in America today. Deep heart hurts
can result in aura obstructions called heart
scars. When these scars are released, they
raise a lot of old pain, but free the heart
for healing and new growth. When this chakra
is out of balance you may feel sorry for yourself,
paranoid, indecisive, afraid of letting go,
afraid of getting hurt, or unworthy of love.
Physical illnesses include heart attack, high
blood pressure, insomnia, and difficult in
breathing. When this chakra is balanced you
may feel compassionate, friendly, empathetic,
desire to nurture others and see the good
in everyone. Body parts for the fourth chakra
include heart, lungs, circulatory system,
shoulders, and upper back. The colour of the
heart chakra is green.
The fifth chakra is referred
to as the Throat. It is located in the V of
the collarbone at the lower neck and is the
centre. of communication, sound, and expression
of creativity via thought speech and writing.
The possibility for change, transformation
and healing are located here. The throat is
where anger is stored and finally let go of.
When this chakra is out of balance you may
want to hold back, feel timid, be quiet, feel
weak, or can’t express your thoughts.
Physical illnesses or ailments include, hyperthyroid,
skin irritations, ear infections, sore throat,
inflammations, and back pain. When this chakra
is balanced you may feel balanced, centred,
musically or artistically inspired, and may
be a good speaker. Body parts for the fifth
chakra are throat, neck, teeth ears, and thyroid
gland. The colour for the throat chakra is
The sixth chakra is referred
to as the Third Eye. It is located above the
physical eyes on the centre. of the forehead.
This is the centre. for psychic ability, higher
intuition, the energies of spirit and light.
It also assists in the purification of negative
tendencies and in the elimination of selfish
attitudes. Through the power of the sixth
chakra, you can receive guidance, channel,
and tune into your Higher Self. When this
chakra is not balanced you may feel non-assertive,
afraid of success, or go the opposite way
and be egotistical. Physical symptoms may
include headaches, blurred vision, blindness,
and eyestrain. When this chakra is balanced
and open you are your own master with no fear
of death, are not attached to material things,
and may experience telepathy, astral travel,
and past lives. Sixth chakra body parts include
the eyes, face, and brain, lymphatic and endocrine
system. The main colours are purple and dark
The seventh chakra is referred
to as the Crown. It is located just behind
the top of the skull. It is the centre. of
spirituality, enlightenment, dynamic thought
and energy. It allows for the inward flow
of wisdom, and brings the gift of cosmic consciousness.
This is also the centre. of connectedness
with the Goddess (God), the place where life
animates the physical body. The silver cord
that connects the aura bodies extends from
the crown. The soul comes into the body through
the crown at birth and leaves from the crown
at death. When this chakra is unbalanced there
may be a constant sense of frustration, no
spark of joy, and destructive feelings. Illnesses
may include migraine headaches and depression.
Balanced energy in this chakra may include
the ability to open up to the Divine and total
access to the unconscious and subconscious.
The main colours for the crown are white and
That covers the main chakras.
There are other minor charka's, and also some
new ones, which are in the process of being
developed, from what I understand. Chakra
cleansing balancing and energizing will be
covered in another circle.
I would welcome any questions
or comments at this point.
M: My 1 and 3 are out of control,
maybe some 4 and 7 too.
G: then you will benefit from the circles
M: I think 1 and 4.
M: My forth and sixth are my strongest
G: balancing is very important for a healthy
body and mind,
M: lol I need mine balancing soon or else
G: What is unbalanced in the energy bodies
will eventually affect the physical body
M: So there all the colours of the rainbow
G: Yes it is cool isn’t it… You
will notice the colours are reversed though.
M: I have ancient Hindu scriptures (behind
me) that say what you just said. The Upinasids
and the Vedass.
G: Good to know…..
M: I don’t read people as such but I
pick up from them as it where and I always
feel them in the forth and sixth
G: allot of people feel people this way.
M: hence Sanskrit?
M: all written (and translated from) Sanskrit
G: it is necessary to learn to work with the
chakras in order to grow and develop spiritually
and psychically in a balanced way.
G: doing it any other way can bring allot
M: when you talked about opening is it a visual
thing like opening a hole? Or am I doing it
G: I see it as a vortex.
M: so the swirling opens in a hole?
G: have you noticed water running down a drain
how it swirls?
M: yep...that’s it...cool thanks.
G: both back and front
M: I’ve never had it explained how to...it
was just how I saw it
G: this is the way I see it
M: so it’s good to know I’m doing
it right, and also this silver cord.
M: can you explain it a bit better for me
G: Imagine looking at the spine, where each
chakra is located; see one on the back and
a matching one on the front of the body.
M: About the hole? Um which hole help? I understand
the cord bit.
M: Is this cord connecting the charkras...or
is this the astral one?
G: And just to complicate things some people
believe that they spin differently for male
G: OK take the heart chakra, see the swirl
start on the spine and widening outward to
the front, and the same way opening out on
M: Yes I see them differently
M: Is it the hole in the centre. of the chakras?
G: It’s like the bobbin the jugglers
use in circus
G: it looks that way, but I don't think it
is really a hole
G: >I< That shape the ”I”
is the spine.
M: um ... am I getting it right ... the chakras
are strung together via a cord. But is the
silver cord different?
G: Yes, all linked
M: Yes I’m not sure about the silver
cord...& what you mean.
G: I think when you see a picture you will
understand it better.
M: The one at the top, 7th chakra
G: The important thing is to know what they
do, what effects they have, and then learn
how to work with them.
M: If you astral travel some people say they
have a silver cord attached to them and to
where they come from.
G: Yes it is an energy cord.
M: yes, it I use that. It didn’t seem
the same cord though...because mine doesn’t
come from my crown.
G: That stays attached until death of the
physical body. : Some people can astral travel
through the solar plexus also.
M: Yessssssss, phew, I thought I was strange
G: lol you are not strange believe me.
M: Will u be providing notes because I’ve
forgotten the details already?
G: Everything will be posted in the archive
in a couple of days.
Before we close the circle
I would like for us to send out some healing.
Could we please visualize forming a circle
and focus on sending out healing? I have a
list of names of those who have requested
healing on the healing board. We request healing
for Allen, Eve, Jessie, Joyce, Judith, Kate,
Kevin, Miriam, Norms, Ruth, Stewart, Sue,
and Tom. Could we please focus and send out
healing energy to those listed. I'd like to
thank you all for joining me in the circle.
I think we should all thank god for bringing
us together. See you all later.
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