What is a Chakra?
Just because you can’t see something with your physical eyes doesn’t mean it isn’t there.
Our bodies contain many wonderful and miraculous combinations of genetics, DNA and chemical reactions which keep us alive on the physical level, but we are far more than the sum total of our physical functions.
When I first started to read about chakras I understood their existence from a mind perspective. That is, I thought I knew what they were, but it wasn’t until I sat down one day with a piece of crystal in my hand and closed my eyes that I actually ‘experienced’ energy inside my body.
I focussed attention simultaneously on my heart and the crystal and saw a small galaxy swirling in my mind’s-eye. This vision came from within and I realised the crystal I held was the view-finder through which I looked inside myself.
The surprise and thrill nearly sent me spinning outside my body gain, but I remained focussed and able to discern the colour and clarity of energy around my heart centre.
It was the rainbow spectrum, not a singular green or pink I had read about in the text books. In fact, as I moved my focus down the centre of my body, I saw how the rainbow colours varied and the speed at which they swirled changed. The beautiful sphere of Fluorite I held was the facilitator for this amazing inner journey. As conscious companions, crystals can be lovingly ‘programmed’ to assist with all kinds of spiritual journeys and are very responsive to the unique vibrational healing sounds which facilitate this partnership.Although it was many years ago the thrill of that first vision has never faded and inspires me to share the experience with as many people as possible.
I saw the chakras as swirling vortexes of energy within the physical and etheric body. They interfaced with the major organs and glands and directly affected the health of each area. Each organ vibrates at a certain optimum rate for wellbeing and when energy is blocked, their resonance is affected and can result in health issues. You may also feel tired, lethargic and unmotivated when the flow of energy through the chakras is blocked as they are a conduit to the universe and your Soul Self. White Light visualisation, Crystal Reiki and Sound Healing help to shift the lower vibrations that become glued to the auric body during the course of a busy day.
The major Chakra points and associated organs, emotions, colours and crystals are;
Base/Root – base of spine ( coccyx) reproductive glands, adrenals, kidneys, bladder appendix, large intestine – basic wants, family and lineage issues. Colour Red – Obsidian, Black Tourmaline, Onyx, Smokey Quartz (suggested Tone ‘UH’.)
The Sacral – abdomen and lower back area ,adrenal glands, uterus, ovaries, reproduction, fertility – our needs. Colour Orange- Red Jasper, Pyrite, Orange Calcite, Carnelian, Moonstone (suggested Tone ‘OOO’.)
Solar Plexus– stomach, middle back area, pancreatic gland, spleen, stomach, liver, small intestine. Identity. Colour Yellow – Fluorite, Labrodorite, Sodalite, Sunstone (suggested tone ‘OH’)
Heart – chest area, upper back, thymus gland, breasts, lungs, circulatory system, immune system. Devotion to Self. Colour Green/Pink.- Rhodocrosite, Jade, Rose Quartz ( suggested Tone ‘AH’.)
Throat – neck, thyroid gland tonsils, larynx. Relating to others, self-expression and communication. Colour Blue- Turquoise, Blue Lace Agate, Selenite, (suggested Tone ‘EYE.)
Third Eye – between the eyes, middle brain, pituitary gland, mouth, upper teeth, eyes, vocal chords. Outflow to the world, interdimensional connection and inner perception. Colour Purple- Lapis Lazuli, Amethyst, Kyanite (suggested Tone ‘AYE’.)
Crown – top of the head, nose, ears, lower teeth, hypothalmus, Thalamus, Back of brain. Self Acceptance, pathway to Soul, spiritual connectedness . Colour White – Clear Quartz, Apophylite, Spirit Crystal (suggested Tone ‘EEE’.)
There are many different crystals you can use so choose ones you are intuitively attracted to. Colours will stimulate the energy of the chakras and they respond positively to the rainbow spectrum of light. The colours you wear can be a reflection of your chakras and are an easy way to nourish their energy. You can imagine rainbow or white light flowing through each Chakra and notice if you feel any discomfort.
Toning is a remarkable technique to balance your chakras and something you can try for yourself using your own voice. Simply ‘intention ‘ the vowel sound into the appropriate chakra and don’t be surprised if the note you are sounding changes or vibrates as everyone is unique. I will be sharing more on Toning in another article soon.
What your body is trying to tell you?
Try this visualisation each day ;
A river of White Light flowing from the universe through the Crown to the Heart
Flowing from the Earth through the feet and up to the Heart
Let the White Light merge at your heart and flow around your physical body
See a crystalline shell expanding around you and expand as far as you wish.
It’s no coincidence that the text books tell you to meditate to quiet your mind and listen to your inner voice. It’s the only way you can focus and ask your body what it needs to tell you and it will tell you! The chakras have various colours and crystals associated with each centre and there are many websites and books on the subject, but I would encourage you to close your eyes and see your own.
One evening at the end of a yoga class, I discovered we also have beautiful diamond white star that sits below the navel and shines like a beacon with a breath-taking brilliance. We can consciously focus on our Inner Star and expand it’s shining light out into the universe during meditation as a way of connecting to Gaia, the Central Sun and the Moon and wherever else you find your focus wandering (mine drifts to the constellation of Orion.)
Your chakras are a barometer of your wellbeing and they hold a narrative of your body’s story within their beautiful, swirling, galactic universe.
I hope you are curious enough to tune-in and discover your chakras and don’t forget your crystalline companion, journal and coloured pencils, because you may want to remember what you experience then tell someone about it. The more you share your visions, the more others may try it for themselves and the more ‘normal’ it becomes.
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