Every living organism has energy. We have electrical, magnetic, chemical, atomic, mechanical, thermal, kinetic, elastic, radiant, hydraulic energies (just to name a few). Our bodies produce, absorb, use, convert, and exchange energy in order to move, sense and function. It is the ability of a system to perform work. This energy is scientifically measurable. It can also be felt with the hands. It is sensed with all of our senses and may even be a sixth sense.
Chakras are pools, store houses, portals where you can most easily feel and measure this energy outflow / inflow with your hands. Chakras are located along the spine along transverse fiber bundles of fascia, where most of our energy is produced and converted. Our energy flow can be restricted by physical restrictions and thoughts and emotions. If nothing else were around our energy might flow nice and clear, but life is messy. Through Chakra meditation you clear emotional and mental blockages to restore a more balanced healthy energy flow.
Each chakra is associated with a certain color, element, and emotional forces.
• Root Chakra- color red, earth, feelings of safety, survival and sense of identity. This chakra is blocked by fear.
• Sacral Chakra- color orange, water, feelings of pleasure, excitement, and creativity. It is blocked by guilt (the emotional reaction you feel when you have done something wrong).
• Solar Plexus- color yellow, fire, feelings of empowerment, will, and sense of purpose. It is blocked by shame (the feeling that you are a bad person & unworthy of love).
• Heart Chakra- color green, air, feelings of love, hope, and connection. It is blocked by grief.
• Throat Chakra- color blue, air, feelings of worth, truth and self expression. It is blocked by lies.
• Inner Eye- color dark blue purple, light & ether, feelings of understanding and intuition. It is blocked by illusion.
• Crown Chakra- color violet or white, cosmos or ether, feelings of aliveness, transcendence, and connection to God. It is blocked by control and attachments to things and people of this world.
a. Opening the Root Chakra
Focus on your root chakra located at the base of your spine and extending down into the earth. Imagine the energy there. Is it alive or stagnant? What are you most afraid of? Let these become clear to you. Identify them but do not dwell on them. Know that these visions are not real. You are concerned for your own survival. Let them go. Surrender. Know that you are not in control of your own survival. Death and life are outside of your control. Surrender. Let your fears flow down the creek. Surrender your fears and say the mantra “I am safe”.
b. Opening the Sacral Chakra
Focus on your sacral chakra. The sacrum is the triangular bone at the back of your pelvis. Imagine the energy there. What do you feel guilty about? What evil things have you done that you have not forgiven yourself for? Identify them but do not dwell on them. Accept the reality that these things happened. Ask God for forgiveness. Ask yourself for forgiveness. If you have done wrong to another person, make a commitment to ask that person for forgiveness as well. Let your guilt flow down the creek. Surrender. Surrender your guilt and say the mantra “I am free”.
c. Opening the Solar Plexus
Focus on your solar plexus located at the bottom of your ribs to your belly button. Imagine the energy there. What are your biggest disappointments in yourself? What character flaws in yourself make you believe you are a bad person unworthy of love. When has someone else made you feel this way that you have not let go of? Accept that you are not perfect. Know that God accepts you and makes you new. Surrender your shame and say the mantra “I am accepted” know that you are able to make good choices, say “I will”.
d. Opening the Heart Chakra
Focus on your heart chakra located in your chest. Imagine the energy there. What losses have you experienced? You have indeed suffered great loss. Life is full of meetings and partings. That is the way of it. Know that love is a form of energy swirling all around us. God’s love for you has not left this world. Your lost love has not disappeared. It is still living inside your heart and is reborn every moment in the form of new love. Love is meant to be given away. Surrender your grief and say the mantra “I am loved”.
e. Opening the Throat Chakra
Focus on the throat chakra located in your throat. Imagine the energy there. What lies have you accepted about yourself? Who told you these lies? What lies have you been telling about yourself? You cannot lie about your own nature. You must accept who you are- both the good and the bad. Surrender your lies and say the mantra “I am true”.
f. Opening the Inner Eye
Focus on your inner eye located on your forehead in between your brows. Imagine the energy there. What illusions have you believed about God? Ask God to reveal truth to you. God has not left this world alone. He is powerful and loving. God restores balance. God heals our brokenness and brings us back into connection. What illusions have you believed about this world? We are all connected to God, to our earth and to each other. Isolation is an illusion. Surrender your illusions and say the mantra “I see clearly”.
g. Opening the Crown Chakra
Focus on your crown chakra located at the top of your head. Imagine the energy there. What attaches you to this world? What things, people, or purposes do you hold on to and cannot let go of. What do you try to control? Surrender. Know that you are not in control of this world, nor this life, nor the life and death of anyone else. God is. Let go. Give these attachments back to God. Let your fear of chaos flow down the creek. Surrender your attachments and say the mantra “I surrender”.