What are Chakras? - The Lights Within
As we have a physical body we are all familiar with, we have an energetic or subtle, light body that animates our physical body. This is who we actually are – we are the light –within the body.
Chakras are part of our subtle unseen body. Colored orbs on the man illustrate the 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 aspecs 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.
There are seven major chakras in the chakra system, however counting the upper and lower heart chakras, there are actually nine chakras. Each chakra is identifiable via muscle testing. The heart chakra includes three energetic centers:
Lower heart chakra – Receives energies from the lower chakras
Center heart chakra – Expressive heart center
Upper heart chakra - Receives energies from the upper chakras
Although part of our subtle astral body, we are able to feel our chakras through a variety of exercises including while in the presence of the ChakraKey Tones. 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.