What is Chakras?
Chakras are our energy centers. They are the openings for life energy to flow into and out of our aura. Their function is to vitalize the physical body and to bring about the development of our self-consciousness. They are associated with our physical, mental and emotional interactions.
The Base or Root Chakra is associated with the color red. This chakra is the grounding force that allows us to connect to the earth energies and empower our beings. Focusing one's attention on the color of a cherry popsicle or a juicy red apple can help bring our energetic body "down to earth" and in alignment with our physical body when we find ourselves energetically fleeting or in other words
The Sacral Chakra is associated
with the color orange or red-orange. I usually visualize the Sunkist orange that
has been dyed to attract the produce buyer, or the orange red of an evening
sunset when I'm focusing on spinning my second chakra. This chakra often offers
us the opportunity to lessen our "control issues" and find a balance in our
lives, teaching us to recognize that acceptance and rejection are not the only
options in our relationships. The process of making changes in our life stream
through our personal choices is a product of second chakra energy. A
well-functioning second chakra helps one to maintain a healthy yin-yang
Solar Plexus Chakra is associated with the color yellow. This is the area which defines our "self-esteem". The personality that develops during puberty is housed in this chakra....otherwise known as the "EGO". Anyone experiencing dysfunction of the third chakra is having difficulty obtaining or maintaining his/her own "personal power". This intuitive chakra is where we get our "gut instincts" that signal us to do or not to do something. Strong self-esteem is a required for developing intuitive skills.
The Heart Chakra is associated
with the color green or pink. This love center of our human energy system is
often the focus in bringing about a healing. Thus, the words "Love Heals All"
have great truth. Hurtful situations that can effect our emotional being are
divorce or separation, grief through death, emotional abuse, abandonment,
adultery. All of these are wounding to the heart chakra. Physical illnesses
brought about by heartbreak require that an emotional healing occur along with
the physical healing. Learning to love yourself is a powerful first step in
securing a healthy fourth chakra. The "wounded child" resides in the heart
The Throat Chakra is associated with the color sky blue. This chakra is our will center. The healthfulness of the fifth chakra is in relation to how honestly one expresses himself/herself. Lying violates the body and spirit . We speak our choices with our voices (throats). All choices we make in our lives have consequences on an energetic level. Even choosing not to make a choice such as in repressing our anger (not speaking out) may manifest into laryngitis. We have all experienced that "lump in our throats" when we are at a crossroad of not knowing how to speak the right words in any given situation, perhaps even stuffing our own emotions. A challenge of the throat chakra is to express ourselves in the most truthful manner. Also to receive and assimilate information. Seek only the truth.
The Brow Chakra is associated with the color indigo. It is also often referred to as the "third eye" or the "mind center." It is our avenue to wisdom - learning from our experiences and putting them in perspective. Our ability to separate reality from fantasy or delusions is in connection with the healthfulness of this chakra. Achieving the art of detachment beyond "small mindedness" is accomplished through developing impersonal intuitive reasoning. It is through an open brow chakra that visual images are received.
The Crown Chakra is associated
with the color violet or white. We use the seventh chakra as a tool to
communicate with our spiritual nature. It is through this vortice that the life
force is dispersed from the universe into the lower 6 chakras. It has been
referred to as our "GOD SOURCE" - but this terminology might be confusing to
anyone who equates God with religious dogma, because of this I choose to call it
a spiritual connection or communicator. This chakra is often pictured as a lotus
flower opening to allow spiritual awakening in an individual. The crown chakra
could also be considered the well intuitive knowing is drawn from.
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