Anatomy of Chakra
Chakras are structures of spinning light. They are located within the light body and their purpose is to create a gateway into higher or lower dimensions of consciousness. The light body is made up of many dimensions of light but to incarnate higher consciousness (spirit) into this light body a certain type of vortex needs to be created. These vortexes are the chakras and each one is a gateway to a certain aspect of higher consciousness. As discussed earlier the highest dimensions do not contain light but only pure consciousness. From this consciousness the dimensions of light are created. The higher dimensions of consciousness are the source of the dimensions of light. Now for an individual consciousness from the very high dimensions to explore through the dimensions of light, sterility and physicality it must do so through some kind of structure. The chakras are the main gateways through which consciousness incarnates into the light body. The spinning light of the chakras form a vortex or dimensional gateway through which consciousness enters the light body. If the chakra stops spinning the aspect of consciousness that it opens to will be blocked. For instance if the Heart Chakra stops spinning, the aspect of love will be blocked. If all the other chakras continue to spin it will feel like a loss of a part of oneself (the loving part) while the rest of the person is still there as it was. However, when one chakra is blocked or not spinning properly all the others will be effected as well. The longer the Heart Chakra is not spinning the more the entire light body will be affected. Other chakras and structures of light are bound to break down and cause problems.
A chakra is literally – from the Sanskrit – a spinning wheel. Although typically represented as a vertical row of rainbow dots along the front center of the body, each of the in-body (lower 7) chakras is much more than a colored dot. Viewed front on, each chakra is actually a spinning wheel of color – a vortex.
The chakras are simply energy processing centers for the body. Whereas our physical organs process our physical matter (nutrients, blood for example) our chakras process our emotional matter ( security, love etc). The body has hundreds of chakras — funnel like vortexes. Commonly North Americans acknowledge 7-15 of them. A 12 point system is presented here.
Viewed sideways, a chakra appears as a funnel. Actually, each chakra is comprised of a number of small funnels (tube like vortexes). Each of these mini funnels has it’s own pigment which combined with the other mini funnels blend to make the chakra’s color. So, if one of these minis is off, so is the entire chakra. Likewise, each mini has its own vibrational rate. All vibrating correctly, they make the chakra’s tone (like a choir). If any mini fails to carry its proper vibration, the vibration of the entire chakra is faulty. Each mini carries one aspect of the chakra of which is a part. For example one of the minis of the base chakra would be the belief you have the right to live, another would be knowing your need for food is met, etc. Therefore, it takes only a very small part of the whole to go awry to send everything out of balance.
Each chakra has a lot going on for it. It must be in synch with itself plus all the other chakras in order for the body to function optimally. To be healthy in the physical body, it is important to keep each chakra clean, open and in balance with those around it. There are numerous approaches to chakra wellness. Some include meditation, color, vibration, toning, chanting. Chakras are structures of spinning light. They are located within the light body and their purpose is to create a gateway into higher or lower dimensions of consciousness. The light body is made up of many dimensions of light but to incarnate higher consciousness (spirit) into this light body a certain type of vortex needs to be created. These vortexes are the chakras and each one is a gateway to a certain aspect of higher consciousness. As discussed earlier the highest dimensions do not contain light but only pure consciousness. From this consciousness the dimensions of light are created. The higher dimensions of consciousness are the source of the dimensions of light. Now for an individual consciousness from the very high dimensions to explore through the dimensions of light, astrality and physicality it must do so through some kind of structure. The chakras are the main gateways through which consciousness incarnates into the light body.The spinning light of the chakras form a vortex or dimensional gateway through which consciousness enters the light body. If the chakra stops spinning the aspect of consciousness that it opens to will be blocked. For instance if the Heart Chakra stops spinning, the aspect of love will be blocked. If all the other chakras continue to spin it will feel like a loss of a part of oneself (the loving part) while the rest of the person is still there as it was. However, when one chakra is blocked or not spinning properly all the others will be effected as well. The longer the Heart Chakra is not spinning the more the entire light body will be affected. Other chakras and structures of light are bound to break down and cause problems.
For the most part, the metaphysical world has ignored the rear of the chakra system –or marked it with the same color dots as the frontal system & assumed that by treating the front, the back is also treated. Consequently, most healers balance and treat the chakras from the front side only. What a pity! The rear side of the chakra system is a power house that we let lie dormant.
The back chakras differ from the front in two major ways. Firstly, the front holds the present and the future as well as the current symptom of function/dysfunction. The rear holds the past as well as the cause (genetics, past experience etc). Secondly, the front holds logic & the limitation of the human plane. The rear holds limitlessness and freedom from earthly constraints.
In a nut shell, the front of a chakra deals with the conscious (& present) whereas the rear deals with the unconscious (&past). For example, we know the first chakra (front) to be the seat of our survival energy “I Am”. Looking at a dysfunction here might show suicidal tendencies – the present. Looking at the rear of this chakra shows the past — belief system, family patterns that are the basis for the current (faulty) expression of the base chakra.
How much easier and effective to discover and deal with the root of the problem in the rear chakra as opposed to the perceived undesired behavior in the front of the chakra.
The front of the chakra responds to energy in a tangible “must follow the laws of physics”‘ way. Whereas the rear of the chakra processes energy in a fashion unlimited by our conscious mind. For example, if you want to get an apple, front side energy would process this by having you go to the store to buy one or climbing a tree to get one. Rear side energy would have the same end result of you having an apple but you may get it because one falls off a tree in front of you, a neighbor drops by with a basket of apples or one just shows up in any number of ways. People who live with the back side of their chakras opened are the ones that “get all the breaks”, draw abundance on all levels etc.
So, as you can see, the back and rear sides of the chakras are not identical but complementary. The symptom that manifests in the front side of the chakra is merely an extension of the belief that is held in the rear of the chakra. Both sides must be dealt with for health and balance.
During earthly incarnation the chakras are drawn into the astral body and thereby into the etheric and physical bodies. It is not the entire chakra that is drawn into the astral body but a large part of it. It does take many years for this to occur and it is only complete at around the age of 28. As the astral body becomes crystallized and at the same time the chakras and light body are being drawn in, the chakras are affected. They begin to spin more slowly and become chao
tic as the crystallized astral impacts upon them. This leads to a state where they are not creating the dimensional gateways needed to incarnate higher consciousness and so various parts of your self become blocked or disconnected. This is the typical state of our chakras although the degree of chaos and slowness of the chakras differs among individuals.
|1||Base||I Am||Survival||Red||Womb – 6 mon.||Basic needs not met; poverty, illness, suicide|
|Orange, Terra Cotta||6 mon. – 2.5 yr.||Low self esteem; lack of confidence|
|3||Solar Plexus||I Do||Self Definition||Yellow||2.5 – 4.5 yr.||No job satisfaction; low self worth; feels as a failure|
|4||Heart||I Love||Relate to others||Green||4.5 – 6.5 yr.||Self hatred; everyone’s out to cheat me|
|5||Throat||I Express||Self expression or any kind – oral, written, art||Light Blue||6.5 – 8.5 yr.||Does not speak up for self; too busy for creativity|
|6||3rd Eye||I See||Sight – psychic & physical||Purple||8.5 -14 yr.||Lack of clarity; inability to set goals|
|7||Crown||I Know||Connection to the Divine||Violet & White||14 – 21 yr.||Inability to recognize Divine in self, others, the world|
|8||Time||Time, timing, karma, past lives||Silver & Ultra Violet||21 – 28 yr||Punctuality; chronic relationship woes|
|9||Soul||Life Purpose & task||Radio Active||28 – 35 yr||Inability to move forward; don’t identify / attain life’s calling|
|10||Grounding||I Exist||Grounding our spirit to the earth||Black||Pre concept
35 – 42
|Dissociation; repressed memories|
|11||Palms / Soles||External to internal energy||Filter changing external energy to internal energy & releasing old excess energy|
The lower chakras (Base and Sex) are part of the light body but also open up gateways into the Lower Self which comes from the lower dimensions. The Lower Self includes the instincts which are more than most people assume. Most people think of instincts as automatic processes but they are actually more like a separate being that has a personality of its own (the Lower Self). The personality of this being is one of joy, playfulness and curiosity and it is one with the earth and all of nature. As a child we are all intimately tied with this being and indeed it makes up a large part of our early personality. All children are playful and curious and what they do is largely automatic. They do not think like adults, they have not structured their ego yet and are basically running on instinct. In fact the Lower Self is just like a child and always will be. If you have lost your childish playful nature you have been disconnected from your Lower Self.Some people when on a spiritual path may find their connection to the Lower Self and assume it is the Higher Self. Although high states of consciousness have been achieved it is not the Higher Self, but it is a necessary step on the way.
Most adults become very disconnected from this Lower Self as the astral body crystallizes and the lower chakras slow down and become blocked just like the higher chakras. We forget how to play and to simply be joyful with our surroundings as life has become complicated and the constant disapproval of our parents and shame of our sexuality has taken its toll on our lower chakras. The Lower Self has been disconnected. In times of need the instincts still kick in, such as adrenalin when we must run from a would-be attacker, the autonomic nervous system still works (food is digested, breathing occurs, the heart pumps etc) and we desire sex but our intimate connection with the Lower Self with all of its joy, enthusiasm and personality has been badly severed. Sex is one of the only times that some connection still exists and is the last playtime left for the emaciated adult. Sex is extremely important in reconnecting with the Lower Self and should always have a playful element. So many people are disconnected from their Lower Self that sexual issues and dysfunctions have become epidemic. All sexual dysfunction comes down to the closure in the Sex and Base chakras due to emotional trauma and various Samskaras.
As the chakras incarnate through the astral body which in turn incarnates through the etheric, both of these bodies are affected by them. The astral body and etheric body both have centers of energy that correspond with the chakras, so it could be seen that the chakras have an astral and an etheric part. This is true to some extent as these corresponding astral and etheric centers must be free and open for the chakras to function properly and allow for their incarnation into the physical. The physical body also has counterparts to the chakras. It is very common for Samskaras to be in the area of the chakras as these astral centers have greater sensitivity. Because of these Samskaras the etheric energy points are also likely to be blocked at these points and so the physical counterparts are affected as well. A good example of such interaction is that of the pineal gland. This gland is the physical counterpart of the Crown Chakra and in most humans it begins to shrivel up to a pea sized gland at a very young age. It starts out as a very healthy gland producing many hormones needed for the growth and health of the body but as the crystallized chitta blocks the action of the crown chakra the pineal shrinks to a pathetic version of its former self. Only through a thorough clearing of the astral body and chitta, the raising of sexual energy into the brain and the activation and incarnation of the Crown Chakra can this physical gland become healthy again.