Our Natural Energy
by: Aynne McAvoy
Chakras. (Pronounced Sha-kra). Chakra is
a sanskirt word, which means vortex; as in energy vortex. The faithful
readers of this column will remember that I often refer to this natural life
energy, which is not to be confused with the energy that comes out of
electrical outlets. The human body is much more than flesh and blood
and bone; it is pure energy as well. In fact, everything on this planet is
There are seven basic chakra centers in your body, which
are essentially energy centers. These energy centers each cover a
different part of our daily lives. How we respond to events and
whatever people are involved in these events determines how much these chakra
centers are 'opened' or 'closed.' There has even been research done to
align certain illnesses with a closed chakra in the body.
won't find any chakras on any muscular/skeletal diagram of the human body, so
don't begin digging out your own biology books. You may however find
the chakra centers and their descriptions on many so called
books. (Please note, there is very little new about the alleged New
Age. Most of the New Age information that is being published and talked about
has been around for centuries.)
If you were to look at a diagram of the
human body, you would see these chakra centers are different colors. Each
color symbolizes the chakra's placement and job description. You would
also see these energy balls of light, lined up in the center of your body,
from the top of your head to the base of your trunk.
I will begin with
the root chakra, who's color is red, and is located in the area of the
perineum. It's earth element is well named, as the root chakra refers to
your home, stability, how grounded you are, security issues, and
The second chakra is located in the center of the abdomen, and
it's color is orange. It is associated with the emotional body, the
sexual organs and reproductive systems. Water is it's element, and it
also covers the emotional body, food and sex.
The third chakra is
yellow, and you can find this one in your 'gut', or in your solar
plexus. It is associated with your 'gut' feelings, your intuition, your
power center. The element for the third chakra is fire.
fourth chakra is located in the area of your heart and lungs, and covers the
same, inclusive of love, affection and relationship. It's the color
green and associated with air.
The third chakra is also called the throat
chakra. It's pretty blue color symbolizes the freedom of
expression, including written and spoken word, expression of music, dance,
and art. It's element is ether.
The second chakra is located between
the eyebrows on the forehead, and is also called the third eye area.
This indigo chakra covers our ability to reach into other realms, such as
psychic abilities, and our spiritual evolvement. Early man, aware that
was the opening to the other worlds, sometimes went to drastic means to 'open
the third eye.' The element here is inner sound.
The first chakra or
the crown chakra is located at the very top of your head. It's violet
color symbolized the God connection, the great I AM. It's element is Inner
Light, or Divine White Light.
Chakra centers and how much they are opened
or closed can be viewed by some aura imaging machines. The operator,
using a special technique, takes a picture of these energy centers. To look
at this photo, you would see the outline of a human form, with a center
vertical row of circular colored areas. The size of these indicate if any
particular energy center is open, closed or normal. Most operators will
explain your photo once it is developed, and the meanings of any
energy blockages you might have. You might see such a aura
imaging booth at a psychic or a holistic fair.*
We will pretend for a
minute that we are looking at such a photograph. Again, I will begin with
the root chakra. Suppose this was just a tiny little red dot on your
body photo. This might indicate that you have moved too many times, and
perhaps have a need to feel grounded and more stability in your life.
However, if the red was of uniform size or even larger than the others, then
you would be a well grounded individual.
The next chakra color is orange
if you recall, and if this spot were too small it may indicate some issues
with food or sex that need to be addressed.
The third chakra covers
gut instincts, and if this was a large yellow spot on the photo, it might
indicate that you had good intuition and followed it as well.
next spot was a small green spot, that could indicate that you needed to open
your heart more. Perhaps there has been heartache, and fear of opening up to
another again is indicated.
Moving up to the light blue spot, if that
were too small, we might say you had a sore throat, laryngitis, or were
afraid to speak your truth.
The next is a large indigo spot at the center
of the forehead. You have some good connections going with the
spiritual world and are working to increase those abilities.
but not least of course is the crown, and this one doesn't always show on
these photos. However, there are people that I call Lightworkers or
Lightbringers; whose whole sense about them is to connect more with the
great I AM, and help to show others the light as well. (There is
no religion involved here, only a great connection