A New Perspective on the 7 Chakras
This is part 1 of a 2 part post that looks at the 7 chakras, focusing on common problems and suggestions for basic healing.
I’ve been asked to write down my thoughts on Chakras. As this is my first article, some intro is necessary, so bear with me.. you’ll only have to read it once.
If you already know what a chakra is you’ve probably read a lot of other articles and blogs on the ‘Net giving an explanation. I’ve read a hell of a lot of meta-stuff in the blogsphere that I’ve found to be derivative, contrived and written with such an air of superiority that it alienates the very people it would most be of use to: ordinary people who are looking for a little empowerment in an often confusing world.
I’m no ‘Net-Guru, nor do I wish to be. I get mighty pissed off by pontificating self-help crap that seems to be more about validating the author than sharing anything of use. I’m the go-to girl for the people around me. They want me to share my views on various metaphysical concepts because they like the fact I *don’t* follow the herd/accepted protocol, I make sense and they’ve found me helpful.
I have a scientific educational background. I won’t pretend that the concepts I’ll be discussing are “omg FACT!”. They are simply my opinion and experience, both of which I possess in obscene amounts
I sense people’s energy/aura and it plays as big a part in my interactions as sight, hearing or any other sensory input.
So.. Chakras? I see them as little nodes inside the aura (the energy body), like internal organs in the physical body. That’s what they are to me.. innards. In the same way that your meaty internal organs regulate physical processes, the chakras regulate/process or integrate abstract concepts.
Healthy guts=a physically healthy You; healthy chakras=a spiritually healthy You. As always, there is crossover, with unhealthy chakras being a contributing factor in physical issues and vice versa.
First up, or down, haha.. I always read a client from the feet up.. is the Base Chakra. It’s roughly located in the sexy bits. A healthy Base looks like a sheet of reddish/burgundy/earth colored energy mesh. (In my eyes, remember.. it may look different to you). It forms the foundation of your comfort zone; what you need to feel safe, secure, sexy and comfortable with your nearest and dearest. Problems here can leave you feeling shaken up, insecure and unable to cope with practical demands or daily routine. “Grounding”.. that feeling of having something solid beneath you, is processed in the Base. A strong, healthy Base helps you meet deadlines and keep it real.
Next comes the Navel Chakra.. guess where that is?
This one processes raw emotion. “Go with your guts”, “gut feelings”, “she’s got guts”.. these phrases all hint at the function of the Navel. A damaged Navel Chakra makes you feel emotionally numb, or unable to handle emotion expressed by others. Navels are in constant flux. When you feel steady and healthy emotionally it’s a very slight wobble. A fucked up Navel looks varying shades of dead, cold, hard or psychotic.
The “Yellow One” is next, aka The Solar Plexus chakra or SP. I call it “The Yellow One” and so from now on.. it is. The Yellow One is the seat of your ego.. your sense of self and will. Who *you* are! I see so many self-confessed “Lightworkers” with stunted ones that it’s not even funny o_O
A neglected Yellow One makes you feel helpless, powerless and unsure of your self, you’ll lack confidence, will and become imminently suggestible. If you’re looking to be empowered, that LAST thing you should be doing is seeking to destroy your Yellow One.
I process most of my spiritual work in my Yellow One. Or, as a good friend put it “you know yourself.. and most people are afraid of that”. Most people seek to be known, to express and validate the energy in their Yellow One. Not me.. haha, I’ve learnt not to radiate it outward all the time.. it smooshes people I put my Yellow energy to other uses than clamoring for “my spot” in the world.
The Heart.. why, that’s found in your ass! ..kidding.. it’s the energetic projection of your physical heart. It morphs in appearance a lot, probably because it’s the hub of your relationships; with co-workers, lovers, your family, strangers. No relationship is constant, they all wax and wane, and this is reflected in the Heart chakra. A healthy Heart is adaptable, accommodating and sends out proto-cords, little tendrils of connecty energy. When you click with someone new.. that’s a Heart energy tendril doing it’s thing.
A sick Heart is spikey, painful, closed, tired or resigned, gray or otherwise lackluster. You’ll be having trouble giving or receiving love, or both, or even just connecting with other people.
The Throat processes your physical and spiritual voice. A healthy throat chakra is a huge asset.. you’ll be able to put yourself across clearly, being easily understood and understanding others in return. Problems here can show as feeling unable to speak, “writer’s block” or finding people suddenly talking over you and not seeming to get what you are saying. You might feel the proverbial “lump in the throat” if you have issues with your Throat chakra. It looks indigo blue to me and flickers like a constant ticker of machine code.. if it’s really messed up it can grind to a halt, like Windows‘ Blue Screen of Death.
The Third Eye, aka the Brow Chakra, is right between your eyes and a little up. It is chameleonic so don’t ask what it looks like as a generic, because each one is unique to the individual.
The Third Eye deals with the subconscious brain, intuition, dreams, and that sense we don’t have a better name for.. The Sixth sense. Issues here can cause one to feel alone, cynical, suffering nighmares and a lack of insight. I could write a book on this chakra, but I’m deliberately keeping it simple.
A well-functioning Third Eye is a rare thing, as the amount of fluoride stuffed into drinking water and toothpaste and many other products takes a lot of their sharp edge away. If you feel lucky, enjoy many syncs or odd ghostly occurrences, weird insights and ESP, your Third Eye is doing well.
The Crown Chakra is little more than a portal by which universal energy enters the body, and leads to a place where we all connect on a higher level to each other, and the Universe in general. If yours functions properly, you’ll feel “in tune”. A broken Crown Chakra will make you feel bereft, cut off, forgotten and can trigger an existential crisis.
There are other Chakras that play lesser roles in our energetic makeup. They tend to be more generalized in function and so can take up slack from each other as required.
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