What are Chakras?
This is an article I wrote for RECONNECT MAGAZINE in October 2017.
CHAKRAS are our means of communicating and relating to the world. Every interaction that we have – whether it is with another person, animal, plant or even an inanimate object – involves an exchange of energy and this happens through the chakras. It is how we receive energy from the people and environment around us, and how we express our energy out into the world.
The word “Chakra” is ancient Sanskrit, meaning ‘spinning wheel of light’. Chakras have a vortex shape that looks like water going down a plughole, with the tip of the funnel shape pointing towards the body. The word is generally associated with the seven major chakras along the spine that hold different aspects of consciousness and personality, but there are many other minor chakras all over the body. In fact, there are chakras at every joint, orifice and acupuncture point.
Our chakras are living, breathing, pulsating, colour changing, responsive and interactive! They are not really either ‘open’ or ‘closed’, but in a constant state of dynamic flux and change, expanding and contracting as we respond to our perceptions of the world around us. If a chakra was really ‘closed’ then the associated body organ would fail and we would be in a critical condition.
However, deposits of old emotional energy, or patterns of tension and constriction, can cause restrictions to the flow of energy through a chakra. This results in other chakras having to compensate and do more work and, in this way, the whole system can become unbalanced and stressed.
Each chakra has a series of screens or filters that ‘digest’ the ‘raw’ energy that we receive into a form that is nurturing for us. You could also say that this is our protection or line of defence – part of the immune system – but due to various traumatic or toxic events that have happened in our life, these screens can become torn or damaged.
The end result can be too much energy coming into our system, so that we become overwhelmed and stressed. Or a chakra might leak energy, causing the associated body organs and glands to become depleted. Energy Healing uses a variety of techniques to clean, repair, balance and energise the chakras. In this way we can heal the wounds of the past, and become fully present to our health and vitality.
In the next issue he will look at the Seven Levels of Consciousness.
Marc Blausten has 30 years experience with Homeopathy and Energy Healing. He was clinical director at The College of Practical Homeopathy in the 90s, one of the first people in the UK to graduate from The Barbara Brennan School of Healing ® (USA). Barbara is the author of the best selling book Hands of Light. Marc also founded The School of Energy Healing (UK)
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