Chakras By Rev. Claudia McNeely  Copyright 2007 Chakras  Copyright 2007 Rev. Claudia McNeely Published by Rev. Claudia McNeely P.O. Box 1257 Gilmer, Texas 75644 http://www.askclaudia.com Printed in the U.S.A. All rights reserved. You are welcome to share this Ebook as long as it is left in it’s original form. Feel free to offer this Ebook as a free gift on your own website. Contents Introduction Root Chakra Sacral Chakra Solar Plexus Chakra Heart Chakra Throat Chakra Third Eye Chakra Crown Chakra Introduction The word ‘chakra’ is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘wheel’ or ‘disk‘. The chakras are seen psychically as spinning wheels of light and color. They are swirling junctions of life force energy. Chakras are energy vortexes located throughout our body which regulate the flow of energy through our energy system. The chakras receive life force energy, integrate it and transmit it throughout the body. They form the connecting channel between mind and body, spirit and matter and past and future. The seven major chakras are located along the spine in our Etheric Body which is not visible to the ordinary eye. The Etheric Body, or Subtle Body, is the nonphysical body which overlays our physical body. Unbalanced chakras can cause imbalances in the physical body. This disharmonious energy causes an insufficient flow of energy, which causes dis-ease in the physical body. Our emotions, our ability to connect with others and our physical health are reflected in the condition of each chakra. Our thoughts, emotions and actions can either block or activate the chakras. The functioning of the chakras mirror how we choose to respond to conditions in our life. We open and close our chakras when we decide what to think and what to feel. Root Chakra The Root Chakra is located at the perineum between the anus and the sex organs. The color of this chakra is red. The parts of the body affected by this chakra are the lymph system, skeleton system (teeth and bones), the prostate gland in men, the sacral plexus, the bladder and elimination system, and the lower extremities (legs feet, ankles , etc.). Also the nose, since it is the organ of the sense of smell, and associated with survival. The endocrine gland associated with this chakra is the adrenal glands. This chakra represents security, survival, trust, the relationship with money, home, job. The ability to be grounded, to be present in the here and now. The ability to allow one's self to be nourished, in the sense of allowing one's Inner Being to be satisfied. This chakra also reflects a person's connection with their mother, and with Mother Earth. How the person feels about being on the earth and their connection with the physical body. The Root Chakra channels the earth's energy up to our higher chakra centers and helps to ground us on the physical plane. The more we ground ourselves the greater chance we have of making our dreams real and developing into the people we would like to become. When we lose our connection to the earth, we cut ourselves off from the healing source of Mother Earth. We disconnect ourselves from our ability to lovingly care for and nourish ourselves as well as to provide the physical comforts we need. When we become disconnected, we become one of life's victims. The dysfunctional archetype of the Root Chakra is the Victim. The victim feels helpless, stuck in a state of fear, with no sense of empowerment. Being a victim is paralyzing on the psyche and the body. In order to survive both emotionally and physically, it is essential to ground these feelings and to reconnect with the earth. Many people may not realize that they carry traces of the victim mentality within their personality, but it may emerge during times of stress or crisis. If they were to stop and experience the feelings they have about life they may be surprised at the depths of the anger, fear, resentment, and frustration they carry inside them. The healthy archetype of the Root Chakra is the Mother. The Mother represents our ability to nourish and look after the life force within us with care, sensitivity, and vigilance. Integrating this archetype is essential to our development, because she teaches us how to take care of ourselves and to respect our needs. She helps us integrate the feminine aspects of our personality so that we can develop our capacity to love - love ourselves, love all people, love life. As we develop the Mother within ourselves, we stop projecting our needs onto the world around us so that we are able to look after ourselves. Grounding is essential for balancing the Root Chakra. One way to do this is to imagine roots coming out of your Root Chakra and the soles of your feet going deep into the earth. Imagine yourself being securely attached to Mother Earth, absorbing her loving energy through these roots. There are many ways to balance our chakras. Many people use crystals such as Ruby, Bloodstone, Smoky Quartz, Hematite, Black Tourmaline, Obsidian, and Garnet. The stones can be carried in a pocket, placed in the area of the Root Chakra or at the bottom of the feet, or made into an essence. Imagine your Root Chakra. The color of this chakra should be a beautiful, clear red. If you see any other color, remove it and imagine the chakra being filled with red energy. Once you are able to imagine the proper color filling this chakra, imagine it spinning in a clockwise direction. Spin it faster and faster as you fill it with red energy. Sacral Chakra The Sacral Chakra, also known as the Sexual Chakra is located 2" below the navel. The color of this Chakra is orange. The parts of the body affected by this Chakra are the reproductive system, the sexual organs, and the lumbar plexus. The gland affected by this Chakra is the Gonads. This Chakra relates to our sense of taste and appetite. This applies to the physical levels as well as the more spiritual sense of loving and enjoying life. Our well-being, our sense of sexuality and our permission to give ourselves prosperity and abundance are all focused in this chakra. From this chakra we are able to create - a life as well as other manifestations. This Chakra is associated with the emotional body and our willingness to feel our emotions. Illnesses associated with this Chakra are Kidney weakness, constipation, muscle cramps, lack of energy, allergies, and loss of weight. Excessive energy in this Chakra make people emotionally explosive, overly ambitious, manipulative, caught up in illusions, overindulgent, and they see people as sex objects. The negative archetype of the Sacral Chakra is the Martyr. The Martyr does take a greater degree of responsibility for itself than the Victim of the Root Chakra, but it is not strong enough in its sense of self to be empowered or vitalized. The martyr lets its energy dissipate by always seeking approval and helping others. The martyr's life is full of suffering. Whatever the situation, the Martyr is unable to liberate its heavily negative attitudes toward life and create the joy and happiness it so desperately desires. This archetype feels helpless to change its situation. It does not feel entitled to personal happiness and can suffer for years, unable to change its life patterns. The Martyr relinquishes its claim to happiness in order to maintain peace, stability and balance for others. This can be at the detriment of its own mental and emotional health and physical well-being. Usually the Martyr feels it is doing the right thing for children, spouse or parents by living an incomplete and unfulfilled life, and suffering at the expense of its own creativity and personal well-being. There is also a deep sense of guilt as the Martyr believes it deserves the suffering. The healthy archetype of the Sacral Chakra is the Empress/ Emperor. The Empress/Emperor represents both worldly power and earthly pleasure. It is the archetype of people who love feeling well and who thoroughly enjoy life. It is comfortable with abundance, prosperity and success. It has a strong sense of life and a gusto for pleasure and fun. People who identify with this archetype have the attitude that there is always enough and that they will always be provided for. Crystals to balance the Sacral Chakra are Carnelian, Coral and Amber. These stones can be carried in a pocket, placed in the area of the Sacral Chakra or made into an essence. Imagine your Sacral Chakra. The color of this chakra should be a beautiful, clear orange. If you see any other color, remove it and imagine the chakra being filled with orange energy. Once you are able to imagine the proper color filling this chakra, imagine it spinning in a clockwise direction. Spin it faster and faster as you fill it with orange energy. Solar Plexus Chakra The Solar Plexus Chakra is located below the breast bone. The color of this chakra is yellow. The parts of the body affected by this chakra are the muscles, skin, the large intestine, the stomach, the liver, the pancreas and other organs and glands in the region of the solar plexus. This is the chakra those of us with Fibromyalgia need to work on. This chakra relates to our sense of sight and impaired vision. This chakra is concerned with our sense of power, control, freedom and mental activity. Illnesses associated with this chakra are digestive difficulties, gas, food allergies, liver problems, diabetes, gall stones, muscle cramps and spasm, depression, and difficulty breathing. Excessive energy in this chakra causes people to be judgmental, workaholic, a perfectionist, overly intellectual, and emotionally cold. Deficient energy in this chakra causes people to be depressed, have a lack of confidence, worry about what others think, confused, have poor digestion, be afraid of being alone, jealous and mistrustful. The negative archetype of the Solar Plexus Chakra is the Servant. The Servant archetype undervalues itself and does not honor its basic worth. The Servant is not as dysfunctional or disempowered as the Victim or the Martyr, but it represents someone who does a job well but who is neglected and receives little acknowledgement for what it does. The servant does not have a sense that it deserves better than what it receives in its life. As the Servant is ignored it finds itself lingering in the background. The Servant does not have enough of a sense of its esteem and worth to acknowledge itself and so is dependant on others to give it what it cannot give to itself. This archetype relinquishes its personal power and emotional needs in order to win acknowledgement and approval. The healthy archetype of the Solar Plexus Chakra is the Warrior. This archetype lets us all the be hero or heroine in our own lives. We take control, harness our willpower and live from an empowered position in our work, relationships and in the world around us. The more we can give ourselves permission to feel good in the power of our own energy, the more personal power we accumulate in our lives. Our ability to stand up for ourselves is associated with this archetype. Crystals to balance the Solar Plexus Chakra are Citrine, Gold Topaz, Amber, Tigers Eye, and Gold Calcite. These stones can be carried in a pocket, placed in the area of the Solar Plexus Chakra or made into an essence. Imagine your Solar Plexus Chakra. The color of this chakra should be a beautiful, clear yellow. If you see any other color, remove it and imagine the chakra being filled with yellow energy. Once you are able to imagine the proper color filling this chakra, imagine it spinning in a clockwise direction. Spin it faster and faster as you fill it with yellow energy. Heart Chakra The Heart Chakra is located in the center of the chest. The color of this chakra is emerald green. The parts of the body affected by this chakra are the heart, the blood and circulatory system, the cardiac plexus, the lungs, the entire chest area, the immune system, thymus gland and lymph glands. This chakra relates to our sense of touch. Hugging is a Heart Chakra activity. Sensitivity about being touched indicates heart chakra sensitivity. Perceptions of love are related to this Chakra. Difficulty with breathing and problems with the lungs indicates tension in the Heart Chakra. A person's relationship with air reflects their relationship with love. When our hearts are open, we are at peace with ourselves and with those around us. Illnesses associated with this chakra are heart pain, heart attack, high blood pressure, fatigue, difficulty breathing, tension, insomnia, anger, paranoia, and cancer. The negative archetype of the Heart Chakra is the Actor/Actress. This archetype refers to those who play at love but who are not sufficiently aware and hide their darker feelings under the hidden agendas of power and dominance. The Actor/Actress is incapable of real intimacy because it resists feeling its fears and negativity to loving and being loved by another. It goes through life acting as if everything is fine, escaping its inner emotional reality and managing to avoid the experience of intimacy. It doesn't expose its own vulnerability and feels safe only at a distance from those it professes to love. Love, for this archetype, is a mental exercise rather than a function of the heart. When anyone becomes too close to its vulnerable core, it closes down and sabotages its relationships. The healthy archetype of the Heart Chakra is the Lover. The Lover first and foremost loves themselves. Without knowing who we are and understanding and accepting ourselves, we cannot fathom the power of love. As we choose love, we also choose life. As we affirm ourselves, love eases its way into every fiber of our being. This archetype loves people, animals, plants and all of life. Crystals to balance the Heart Chakra are Emerald, Green and Pink Tourmaline, Malachite, Green Jade, Green Aventurine, Rose Quartz and Peridot. These stones can be carried in a pocket, placed in the area of the Heart Chakra or made into an essence. Imagine your Heart Chakra. The color of this chakra should be a beautiful, clear emerald green. If you see any other color, remove it and imagine the chakra being filled with yellow energy. Once you are able to imagine the proper color filling this chakra, imagine it spinning in a clockwise direction. Spin it faster and faster as you fill it with emerald green energy. Throat Chakra The Throat Chakra is located at the base of the throat. The color of this chakra is sky blue. The parts of the body affected by this chakra are the throat and neck, the arms and hands, the brachial or cervical plexus, the Thyroid Gland, the Parathyroid Gland, mouth and teeth. This chakra relates to our sense of hearing. It channels mental energy to our minds and hearts to give voice to our feelings, thoughts and experiences. This is the center for self-expression, creativity and will power. The Throat Chakra is strengthened and enhanced each time we express ourselves in truth and with integrity. Illnesses associated with this chakra are communication and/or speech problems, thyroid and immune system problems. Other problems associated with the Throat Chakra are knowledge used unwisely, ignorance, and lack of discernment. The negative archetype of the Throat Chakra is the Silent Child. This archetype holds onto its feelings and does not reveal its hurt, pain or anger openly. The Silent Child stays closed in order not to reveal its intense pain and sorrow, or its abuse. It learns to feel safe in silence or jokingly hiding its true feelings. This archetype may dampen its feelings with drugs, tobacco, alcohol or food. The Silent Child will have to struggle to make itself heard and to feel that what it says counts. The healthy archetype of the Throat Chakra is the Communicator. This archetype includes anyone whose job or personal well-being is dependant on clear and direct communication, including artists, musicians, and dancers. It takes responsibility for what is says and how it says it. It speaks both its mind and its heart. Crystals to balance the Throat Chakra are Turquoise, Chrysocolla, Blue Topaz, and Aquamarine. These stones can be carried in a pocket, placed in the area of the Throat Chakra or made into an essence. Imagine your Throat Chakra. The color of this chakra should be a beautiful, clear sky blue. If you see any other color, remove it and imagine the chakra being filled with sky blue energy. Once you are able to imagine the proper color filling this chakra, imagine it spinning in a clockwise direction. Spin it faster and faster as you fill it with sky blue energy. Third Eye Chakra The Third Eye Chakra is located in the middle of the forehead between the eyes. The color of this chakra is indigo. The parts of the body affected by this chakra are the forehead and temples and the pituitary gland, pineal gland, brain, eyes, ears and nose. This chakra relates to extra sensory perception, clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, etc. It is associated with the deep inner level of Being we call the Spirit. It is the place where our true motivations are found, and is the level of consciousness that directs our actions and, in fact, our lives. Illnesses associated with this chakra are confusion, mental illness, bad eyesight, lack of clarity, and psychic exhaustion. The negative archetype of the Third Eye Chakra is the Intellectual. This archetype tries to master the forces of chaos by living from the dictates and constrictions of the left brain only and it seldom engages with its feelings, particularly those surrounding fear and insecurity. Its mind is dry and has a static quality to it which limits its happiness and restricts its capacity for joy. While it controls its world, it avoids having to listen to its inner voice which may be saying that it is time to relax, enjoy the day, or smell the roses. The Intellectual is also highly opinionated and has many ideas based on information from secondary sources rather than trusting what comes from its direct experience. It does not trust its own intuition to provide a valuable source of information to guide it through life's challenges or uncertainties. The Intellectual is often full of tension from worrying or thinking too much. The healthy archetype of the Third Eye Chakra is the Intuitive. This archetype is able to access its deepest knowing which we call our intuition. It has become wise. It can make choices for itself and help others to find their inner wisdom. This highly developed archetype has the gift of inner sight, known as clairvoyance, and trusts its inner knowing to provide guidance and answers to life's perplexities. Crystals to balance the Throat Chakra are Lapis Lazuli, Azurite, Sodalite, Quartz Crystal, Iolite and Sapphire. These stones can be carried in a pocket, placed in the area of the Third Eye Chakra or made into an essence. Imagine your Third Eye Chakra. The color of this chakra should be a beautiful, clear indigo which is a mixture of blue and red. If you see any other color, remove it and imagine the chakra being filled with indigo energy. Once you are able to imagine the proper color filling this chakra, imagine it spinning in a clockwise direction. Spin it faster and faster as you fill it with sky blue energy. Crown Chakra The Crown Chakra is located on top of the head. The color of this chakra is violet. The parts of the body affected by this chakra are the brain, nervous system, the pituitary gland, and the pineal gland. This chakra represents that part of our consciousness concerned with perceptions of unity or separation. This chakra shows our relationship with Spirit. It represents our connection with our biological father, which becomes the model for our relationship with authority, and ultimately with Spirit. It is the level of the soul. When one experiences a sense of separation from their father, they close the crown chakra, and experience a sense of isolation and aloneness, as if they are in a shell, and having difficulty with feeling contact with those around them. Thought processes tend to justify and maintain the sense of aloneness. The function of the Crown Chakra is to open us to the light of Spirit which is externally connected to the Source. This chakra channels the energy of that part of ourselves, often called the Higher Self, and embraces us within its healing and protective light, When we are open to receiving the love and wisdom from our Higher Self we are filled with the energy of the Divine, guiding and inspiring us in all we do. Illnesses associated with this chakra are stress, worry, hysteria, right-left brain balance, headache, and depression. The negative archetype of the Crown Chakra is the Egotist. When this chakra is closed, we experience an archetype which, because of the high degree of conscious development and success it has in the world, is often resistant to developing its spiritual development. It can be described as proud, arrogant and full of its own self importance. The Egotist is rooted in the belief that only it is responsible for its personal achievements in life. The Egotist stubbornly refuses any interest in spirituality or even acknowledging the presence of a guiding and protecting presence in its life. It is convinced that everything is within its control. Its arrogance prevents it from being humble or for asking for help from others when it needs support or cannot find true peace with itself. The healthy archetype of the Crown Chakra is the Guru. This archetype is the highest level of responsibility, vitality and empowerment. As we move into the Guru archetype, the realm of possibilities expands to the infinite and we tap into the joy and bliss of our spirit. Here, we are one with the Source, we are whole and complete. This archetype knows that it is the Source of all its experience and accepts conscious responsibility for every aspect of its life. It turns what has been unacceptable into acceptable, what has been dark into light and what has been hidden into what can be loved and embraced. Crystals to balance the Crown Chakra are Amethyst, Diamond, Sugilite, Purple Fluorite, and Clear Quartz Crystal. These stones can be carried in a pocket, placed in the area of the Crown Chakra or made into an essence. Imagine your Crown Chakra. The color of this chakra should be a beautiful, clear violet. If you see any other color, remove it and imagine the chakra being filled with violet energy. Once you are able to imagine the proper color filling this chakra, imagine it spinning in a clockwise direction. Spin it faster and faster as you fill it with violet energy. Rev. Claudia McNeely Ask Claudia Psychic/Healer http://www.askclaudia.com I am a world renowned Psychic, an Alternative Healer, a Medical Intuitive, Internet Radio Host and Teacher. I have been studying Metaphysics since 1987. I have been very blessed to have some wonderful teachers during that time who have taught me about a lot of different subjects. I am certified in Hypnotherapy, One Brain, Reiki I, II, Master in many Reiki Traditions, and Iridology. I have attended classes in many forms of healing including Healing Touch, BioEnergetic Synchronization Technique, Radionics, Radiathesia, Past Life Therapy, Psychic Development and much more. I have been a serious student of Feng Shui, Meditation, Transpersonal Psychology, Ascension Techniques, Herbs, Crystals, Shamanism, Native American Spirituality, Candle Magick, Wicca, Voodoo, and much more. I have been a professional Psychic/Healer since 1995. In my readings, I am honest and frank, telling what I actually see instead of what you want to hear. According to my clients I am very accurate in my predictions. I assist my clients in creating the life they want and manifesting the things they want into their lives. I have more than ten years of experience assisting others to heal in body, mind and spirit. I assist clients world wide to transform their lives using Transpersonal Counseling, Emotional Healing, Soul Retrieval, Inner Child Healing, Past Life Readings and Therapy, Etheric Surgery, Aura Healing, Chakra Healing, Crystal Healing, Implant Removal, House Clearing and much more. 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