The Chakra System


The Chakra System reviewed by Caroline Myss:

The Sacred Centers:

There are seven power centers in your body, called chakras. The state of each chakra reflects the health of a particular area of your body. It also reflects your psychological, emotional and spiritual well-being.

Every thought and experience you’ve ever had in your life gets filtered through these chakra databases. Each event is recorded into your cells. In other words, &quotyour biography becomes your biology.” When chakra energy is blocked or misdirected, emotional and physical illness can arise.

Explore your seven power centers and see how they reflect what’s happening in your body, in your life:

  • Intuitively diagnose your energy
  • Unplug from negative thoughts and perceptions
  • Live as a healthier, more empowered person

Because the chakra system is the central processing center for every aspect of our being, blockage or other energetic dysfunction in the chakras usually gives rise to disorders in the body, mind or spirit. A defect in the energy flow through any given chakra will result in a defect in the energy provided to certain portions of the physical body, as well as an impairment in the entire energy field’s ability to process energy—affecting all levels of the being. This is because the energy field is a holistic entity; every part of it affects every other part.

The chakras do not actually exist as “objects” in the physical body (they are actually energy patterns) but there are certain specific locations on the body, where you will place your hands, that correspond to the chakras, five along the spine, and two on the head. Each chakra also has a certain true color of the visible light spectrum associated with it—the intrinsic color of the chakra. Because the chakras are spiritual entities, it is impossible to convey a complete explanation of the nature of each chakra in words alone, but the table below will provide an introduction to the nature of each.

Number Name/Location Character True Color
7 Crown of Head Totality of Beingness. Spiritual Perfection. Violet
6 Forehead (3rd Eye) Visualization. Psychic Sight. Indigo
5 Pit of Throat Communication. Creative Expression. Blue
4 Heart Universal Love. Compassion. Empathy. Green
3 Solar Plexus Creation of Self. Perception and Projection of Self. Yellow
2 Sacral (Pubic) Desire, Including Sexual Energy. Orange
1 Base of Spine Physical Vitality. Survival. Red

Each of the seven chakras has both a front (usually dominant) component, and a rear (usually less dominant) component, which are intimately related. The seventh and first chakras, though, are usually represented and thought of as having only the one dominant component, as it is far, far more significant than the weaker component in these two chakras. The seventh chakra extends vertically upwards above the head. The first chakra extends forwards from the base of the spine, and downwards, at roughly a 45 degree angle, although its exact position will vary from person to person. The other five chakras, spaced between the first and seventh, have at their appropriate locations a front component extending out the front of the body and a rear component extending out the rear of the body.

During energy channeling, the energy field healer receives the energy through his or her own chakra system, from all around, and from the Earth, too, which also acts as a conductor. The energy circulates in the entire universe, and conducts through the Earth, and also through the atmosphere, and into the healer’s body. When you “call in” the energy, you are receiving a greater quantity of it, so that you may pass it on, through your hands, into your patient. You receive the extra energy at first primarily through your first and seventh chakras, but later, with practice, through all your chakras equally.

Aside from the entry of energy into the body through the seven major chakras, there is also an upward flow of energy in the body, from the lower to higher energy centers. The lower chakras are simpler-functioning, but as one ascends upwards there is a greater degree of sophisticated and more spiritual functioning, intimately related to the life experience and state of being of the individual.

Suggested reading: The Anatomy of the Spirit by Caroline Myss

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