By Joseph Ghabi
Most of us have heard talk or have read something about the seven
centers of energies that we refer to as Chakras. I do believe these
are very important centers of our being in terms of our energy
field, our aura, and most of all our own balance that can manifest
into our physical body.
So what can we do about these energies and how can we balance these
centers? You don't need a high level of schooling but perhaps only a
few small tips that can enhance your association with the different
levels of these Chakras.
These Chakras are usually associated with colors. Not simply to
distinguish them, or identify them from each other, but because
colors on their own play on our emotional psyche. I personally work
with nine chakras instead of seven. I will go through the nine
charkas and explain their characteristics.
The characteristics of the Chakras, having worked with them for many
years through my meditation and healing, are represented as
follows: We will start from the bottom up.
The Root Chakra is the first Chakra located on the base of the
spine, and its color is "Red" and its secondary color is "Black".
Its characteristics are grounding to the earth plane existence in a
body. It holds the basic needs of stability, security, and survival.
In our body, Root Chakra body parts include the hips, legs, rectum,
kidneys, bones, colon, and lower back. Any red or black gemstones
will help heal and balance this Chakra. Recommended gemstones:
Garnet, Ruby as red, and smoky quartz and obsidian for black.
The Belly Chakra is the second Chakra located in the abdomen, and
its color is "Orange". Its characteristics are our sexuality, self-
esteem, our own personal power, and power of the world. This Chakra
accesses the lower level of the emotional body and houses one's
unhealed inner child. Inner child here are where the images of both
this life, and past life traumas, are stored. The ability to let go
of old emotions is based in this Chakra. This is a very powerful
chakra. In our body, Belly Chakra body parts include the ovaries,
vagina, genitals, uterus, lumbar spine, kidneys, bladder, and large
intestine. Any orange gemstones will heal and balance this Chakra.
Recommended gemstones: Carnelian (help in pregnancy), and Coral.
The Solar Plexus Chakra is the third Chakra located in the stomach,
and its color is "Yellow". Its characteristics are the conscious and
rational mind. Our self-confidence, personal power, and intuition is
manifested here. Business, math sense, and material learning ability
are focused here as well as self-empowerment and our will. Our inner
child as part of our Soul is housed there and that can help to bring
us our survival tools. Solar Plexus body parts include the stomach,
bladder, pancreas, small intestine, liver, and gall bladder. Any
yellow gemstones will heal and balance this Chakra. Recommended
gemstones: Citrine or Yellow Sapphire.
The Heart Chakra is the fourth Chakra located in the heart, and its
color is either "Green" and as secondary color "Pink" pending on the
persona state of mind. Pink will represent earthly love and that the
person is looking for love. Green is more universal and
unconditional love for self and for humanity as a mean of
compassion. Its characteristics are that it is very important to
give and receive love. It is about the ability to love yourself and
others. Heart Chakra body parts are the heart, circulatory system,
lungs, shoulder and the upper back. Any color of pink or green
gemstones will heal and balance this Chakra. Recommended gemstones:
Modalvite and Malachite for the Green, and Pink Crystal Quartz and
Kunzite for the Pink color.
The Throat Chakra is the fifth Chakra located in the throat, and its
color is "Light Blue". Its characteristics are expression, hearing
(include psychic hearing), receiving others, communication, and
creativity. It holds the blueprint of the physical body. Possibility
for change, transformation and healing are located here, including
healing one's future verses the past, through karmic release. The
throat can store our anger, and what we need to let go of. Throat
Chakra body parts include the throat, neck, jaw, teeth, ears,
hearing, and the thyroid gland. Any light blue gemstones will heal
and balance this Chakra. Recommended gemstones: Aquamarine, Blue
Tourmaline or Turquoise.
The Third Eye Chakra is the sixth Chakra located between our brows,
and its color is "Indigo". Its characteristics are where we see
beyond physical realities into the psychic realm, for understanding
of the non-physical truth. It is defined as the place of the Goddess
Within. Third eye Chakra body parts include the eyes, face, and
brain. Any indigo gemstones will heal and balance this Chakra.
Recommended gemstones: Azurite and Sapphire.
The Crown Chakra is the seventh Chakra located on top of our head,
and its color is "Violet". Its characteristics are that it is the
first point where the Soul enters into the body at birth through its
return journey into this plane. It is defined as the place of the
Goddess herself. Crown Chakra body parts include the spine and
nervous systems. Any violet gemstones will heal and balance this
Chakra. Recommended gemstones: Amethyst and Serenite.
The Connection Point Chakra as I call it is the eighth Chakra
located few inches from the crown Chakra and its color is "Clear or
White". This is where communication with your guides and loved ones
will take place and bring clarity to your link to guidance and
peace. It is beyond our physical body and rarely has any effect on
us. Any white or clear stone will heal and balance this Chakra.
Recommended gemstones: White and Clear Quartz.
Oneness with the source Chakra as I call it, is the ninth Chakra
located a few feet higher than the Connection Point Chakra and its
color is "Gold". This is the level on which the soul works. The
experience on meditating on this will differ for each of us as
individuals because our experiences on a soul level are unique to
each, every one of us for our own evolution at a soul level. It is a
very high and strong Chakra, and it may be uncomfortable for some
people. It will take some practice to get use to its energy. I never
used any Gemstone for this Chakra but it is essential to have
balanced the complete Chakra for it to work properly. You can use a
mixture of the eight Gemstones from the different Chakra's to heal
and balance it.
I personally use the last two Chakras, but they are not necessary
when first starting to use your Chakras when you start meditating.
Once you become familiar with your centre points and try to tap into
their energies then those Chakras can offer you some benefit and
they will have their effect on you.
Chakras are a very important part of our life and we may accept this
or not. It is a personal choice. Whatever your preference is on the
subject, you will feels its effect in your daily life.
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