The Chakra System of the Purest Form: "Energy Centers"

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Understanding Energy Centers

This article is unlike any you may have read before about chakras.

History

Some mystics of the most ancient religions and philosophies have defined God as Light; as an energy, and as the flow of that energy as Light, through our bodies. This light energy is God, a "living substance". It has been called chi and prana; it animates our entire being, without it we would not be alive, able to breathe, move or heal our wounds.

The ancient Chinese sage, Lao Tzu, described it as "...something mysteriously formed, born before heaven and earth...ever present and in motion...flowing through us." 1 This Universal Spirit, he called it Tao, is the life coursing through our veins, minds and hearts. This Tao is the natural order of the universe, and of our lives...we can work with it for peace and joy, or against it creating inharmony and unhappiness. The choice is ours.

The ancient wisdom of the spiritual traditions; the seven chakras of Hinduism and Buddhism, Christianity's seven sacraments, the seven heavens of Judaism, and the seven tiers of Kabbalah's Tree of Life, are all ways of describing how we can become more spiritually aware and accelerate this flow of energy to bring healing, and greater vitality to our lives. The seven aspects of each tradition, connects to the seven chakras/energy centers.

We are intended to master this flow of energy and meet our full potential, to be instruments of God in the earth, helping to re-create and perpetuate the natural order of life as it was originally created. These energy centers are coordinates of the Spirit of God, that allows the flow of energy right within our own bodies. As above, so below. We are affected by, and affect all of life around us.

Functions of Energy Centers

This God Energy is our most important natural resource. There is an exact science in Oriental Medicine that describes the meridians through which this Energy flows, and the acupuncture points which can help clear blockages in the meridians. It has been proven enough to be used in America alongside mainstream medicine, and is even accepted and covered by many medical insurance companies. In this science, if the energy does not flow because of blockages, then we can get sick, either spiritually, mentally, emotionally and/or physically.

Energy Centers are receiving and sending "stations" for the Energy flow, that work at subtle levels of awareness, invisible to the physical eye. Yet, they affect our entire life, our vitality, creativity and our well-being. Each center modulates the vibratory rate of the intensely powerful, pure stream of Energy we receive each day from the Creator when we choose to go with the natural order of the universe (God's Divine Plan, the Blueprint of Life, God's Will, whatever you want to call it).

As I have talked about before in my previous hubs, we are beings created with spiritual, mental, emotional and physical awareness, and working with each of these levels is important for creating a healthy, balanced life. The seven major energy centers are situated at the spiritual/etheric level of awareness along the spinal column (see the picture below). The energy centers are the gateway to our spiritual Self, our True Self. We can learn to work with these centers to re-establish our True Nature by healing and integrating our body, mind, soul, emotions and heart, to create the balanced flow of God's Energy through all levels of our being. The power to heal ultimately comes from within ourselves in resonance with the Divine, which is the level at which this system of energy centers reside.

The word "chakra" comes from the oldest spoken and written language of Sanskrit; it means wheel or disc. Each charkra/energy center has its own frequency (vibration) as it spins and has been depicted as a lotus blossom. The more petals of each lotus, the faster vibration in frequency. It has its own color that keys into the seven rainbow rays of light. The light of each center varies in intensity and purity, as well as color, dependent upon it being blocked of its full flow of energy.

The colors of the energy centers in this system are the colors of their purest and unblocked flow...so you will see different colors in different systems of chakras. I interpret that, meaning that it is healthier to focus on where I want to be (where I will be when the healing I need to get done is done) instead of focusing on the state of ill health that other color systems do. Focusing on the best, brings you the best...why would you want anything less?!

Our free will choices, within any given moment, determine the flow of energy through each center. i.e. We can use the energy of our heart center to be kind and loving or selfish and greedy. Likewise, we can express the power of our throat center to communicate caring or to be critical. All choices have consequences.

The energy to think, feel and act "primes the pump", so to speak. What we put out, is what returns to us, directly or indirectly. Centers are interconnected, each affects the others, that in turn, creates our electromagnetic field around us. This field in turn, affects people around us by connecting with their fields. We truly were meant to work as One; but from the stance of our own healthy and secure field of energy.

When was the last time someone said or implied to you, "this is my space, don't encroach upon it" ?

...to be continued.

Having spent 20 years studying and practicing this system of energy centers, the experiences and results are proof enough to me of their worth as the most enlightened and healing interpretation of chakra knowledge to date.

Sources: This article consists mostly of paraphrased material from the book` Your Seven Energy Centers: A Holisitc Approach to Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Vitality by Elizabeth Clare Prophet and Patricia R. Spadaro, Summit University Press, 2000. 1Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching, trans. Gia-fu Feng and Jane English (New York: Random House, Vintage Books, 1972), chap.25.

We Are Instruments of the Light

We are intended to be a "Light unto the world"
We are intended to be a "Light unto the world"

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jonixk 8 years ago from Lisbon

Useful and beautiful resource this one, thank you for sharing it with us sparkingjewel. Is it true that knowing the chakras well we can cure some types of diseases?


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SparklingJewel 8 years ago from upper midwest Author

Not only heal, but prevent. Which is my favorite mode of life! It is the flow of energy that matters. How well our energy flows is the basic foundation of health. People can attain health and maintain it without knowing anything about the chakras. But it has been my experience that if someone is interested in energy centers, it is for a reason, and that is usually to gain knowledge of them.

Check out my hubs on wholistic lifestyle and the concept of balance of levels of consciousness. Energy centers are a part of maintaining and attaining that balance, whether we know about them not, they are still there.


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Shadowmage 8 years ago from Chief Sealth, President's Corner

Interesting.


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organized living 8 years ago from Magnolia, AR

Great hub! Shine on!


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countrywomen 7 years ago from Washington, USA

When I was in India I learned about Reiki and certain other meditation techniques. My grandpa was very good at healing our family members just by his internal energy/prayers. I certainly feel blessed by having such a close association with him earlier in my life and wish I could learn more before he departed. Have you visited any of the Asian countries?


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SparklingJewel 7 years ago from upper midwest Author

Hi Countrywomen, I have not visited any Asian countries in this lifetime. But the level where healing knowledge comes from is not a place one physically has to visit. We are all connected at a deeper level, that even death cannot separate. I am not talking about ghosts or channeling, but a Spirit of life that one can feel in their heart for other souls.

I am sure you have a lot more healing knowledge and natural apptitude than you may think. If I am understanding you correctly, and your grandpa has "passed on", I am sorry for your loss. But he has left you with much, that you will come to know as time passes.

Many Blessings in life :D


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countrywomen 7 years ago from Washington, USA

SJ- My grandpa taught me some basic techniques to raise my kundalini energy from my muladhara chakra to higher chakras. Also for different health issues different chakras need to be focused. It's strange that you mention ghosts since only recently I have heard the exact same word being used to describe my beliefs in a different context. To digress a bit here my beliefs of (Karma/Reincarnation) were earlier called by "fundamental Christians" as being inspired by ghost/demon/Satan beliefs. I think you are a little open minded about eastern concepts hence sharing that here.

I do pray for others and I was blessed by my grandpa. I have had a good life so far (thanks to the blessings of so many elders). I do hope to know learn more and evolve as a better human being as time passes. I am also looking forward to reading more of your writings since their is a lot of light I can see in it.


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Nickny79 7 years ago from New York, New York

This was a well-written contribution about Chakras. I look forward to more on this topic. If you already have other articles, link them to these page, since it is an excellent platform for an expanded discussion.


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SparklingJewel 7 years ago from upper midwest Author

Thanks Nickny79, if you mean put links into this article to my other hub articles, I am working on learning all that HubPages has to offer, but my computer knowledge and adeptness lags behind other knowledge :D


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BetsyIckes 7 years ago from Pennsylvania

Interesting


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Patti Ann 7 years ago from Florida

Thank you for the wonderful explanation. I have been interested in learning more about chakras - they are mentioned in some of the meditation audios that I listen to.


Kim Garcia 7 years ago

Beautiful and insightful!! Thanks for posting this Hub. I'm looking forward to reading more!! Peace ~ Kim


cosette 6 years ago

beautiful hub, both as written and as illustrated. i have sensed things like this my whole life but having never read anything like this, couldn't makse sense of them. thanks for a useful and very interesting hub.

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