What are Chakras? - The Lights Within
Chakras are energetic centers of consciousness located along the spinal column and up to the crown of the head. Each one is like a mini brain or hard-drive on a computer. Each chakra is responsible for specific functions within our life. Each center operates on a unique frequency that produces a scale of colors that we can see in the rainbow as "the lights within." We are truly musical magical beings living in physical form.
Colored orbs on the man illustrate the color and general location for each chakra. The word “chakra” is a Sanskrit word meaning "wheel" so named by Indian Masters who were able to see into the operation of their body during meditation and watch and hear each chakra centers in operation. They report being able to see vortices of colored spinning energy in specific locations within their body. The drawings we have now come from very old Indian writings describing these visions. Each chakra is responsible for specific aspects of our live. Yogananda called the chakras “energetic centers of consciousness” implying the each center had a mind of it’s own. It might be helpful to imagine your body being controlled by seven computer systems. Each computer or “drive” is responsible for some aspect of your life. Each center working together as one system in perfect harmony.
Although chakras are part of our subtle body, they are experiential, in that we can sense and feel each energetic center through a variety of experiences. Listed below is a basic description of each chakra. As you read about each chakra, bring your attention to that area and see how the description resonates with how you feel.
Location - Pelvis area
Purpose - Drive for Physical Pleasure
The Sacral Chakra is concerned with pleasure and procreation. It seeks to connect with experiences or people that can connect it with the on-going experience of excitement and gratification. As the Sacral Chakra connects with what gives it pleasure, SENSUAL DELIGHT is experienced-- the face of Love that excites and satisfies the Sacral Chakra.
Lower Heart Chakra
Location - 10th vertebra
Purpose - Drive for Personal Love
The Lower Heart Chakra is concerned with Personal Love relationships. It seeks to connect with people, pets or experiences that can connect it with the experience of feeling special and loved on a personal level-- because of who you are as a person-- just for being yourself. When the Lower Heart Chakra successfully connects with another who makes them feel special and loved, ACCEPTANCE is experienced-- feeling appreciated and part of the clan. This is the face of Love that fills and satisfies the Lower Heart Chakra.