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The Chakras

As you create in your life, you will become aware of the energy required to create. What happens to the energy when we finish creating something? The reason we do not run out of energy is because we have invisible energy centers called chakras, which transform our energy. The function of the chakras is to recycle energy used by the conscious mind and send it back to the inner levels for use by the mind.

The chakras are located along the spinal column. They are found where there are nerve plexuses and endocrine glands. They are energy vortexes where internal energy channels intersect. The chakras cannot be seen with the eyes, rather they are invisible circles or wheels. Chanting has a profound effect upon the chakras. As the pure sound vibration goes through the body, it stimulates these energy vortexes.

The Chakras are often portrayed as lotuses, and when Kundalini energy is activated and caused to go up the spine, or as mantras are repeated, the energy can be seen to open up the lotus petals. How do we insure proper functioning of the chakras? Ultimately it is the quality of our thoughts which will determine how well our chakras perform their duties.

There are 10 major chakras functioning in man. There are three energy flows which meet to produce a chakra. One energy current is known as the ida, and the other is the pingala. The third energy flow is called the sushumna. The sushumna energy flows up the spine, and the ida and pingala criss-cross over the sushumna. As the sushumna moves up the spine it picks up energy from the chakras which have recycled used energy so we may use it again. The ida energy is used in the parasympathetic nervous system, and the pingala energy is used in the sympathetic nervous system. Together they created the autonomic nervous system. The ida is receptive and the pingala is aggressive. The two combine to form creation, because in order for creation to occur, we always need an aggressive and a receptive principle.

Each chakra has a particular vibratory pattern. The vibratory pattern is formed according to the thoughts and attitudes of a person. The energy vibrating from the chakras will then manifest in the organs. Each chakra has certain physical and spiritual qualities associated with it. Negative thinking patterns can cause a gland to become diseased, which will then cause a malfunction of the corresponding chakra. There will be a decrease of energy to that area, and the chakra will have less energy to recycle. In order to identify which chakra is out of balance, notice which body part is in pain. For example, a headache is due to a decrease of energy to the brow chakra. Problems with the throat, neck and shoulders are related to problems with the fifth chakra. When the chakra remains blocked for an extended period of time, disease will result.

The purpose of each chakra is determined by the area of consciousness creating it. For example, the fifth chakra, the throat chakra, is related to self expression. When we are using our self expression creatively, then the chakra will be able to perform its function easily. It is the thoughts associated with self expression that ultimately cause how well the throat chakra functions. The more you expand and begin to use all the chakras, the more energy you will have. Geniuses have learned to use all the chakras, which wields them the greatest amount of energy.

To learn more about the chakras and their relationship to creative energy known as Kundalini, read Dr. Barbara Condron’s Kundalini Rising: Mastering Creative Energies.

To learn more about the benefits of meditation, I recommend Superconscious Meditation by Dr. Daniel Condron.

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