Energy is neither created nor destroyed. Many of us know this to be the first Law of Newton, but what we may not know is that this simple and rather complex concept of energy governs the laws of our lives. These energy-governs that pertain to humans are known as chakras. Simply stated the flow of energy within and around the human body.
There are seven known chakras. Each responsible for a different area of our entity or being. The function and sustainability of our body systems and how they interact with one another corresponds with chakra alignment, or having a balance within self.
Earth as we know exists on a physical plane, however, there is also the spiritual realms which makes up everything else around us that is unseen with the naked eye. As we make our way down, or rather I should say up, from the base of our feet to the crown of our heads we are able to tap into both planes and transcend what’s ordinary into extraordinary.
Chakras are thought to originate in ancient Indian through early Hinduism and Egyptian civilizations, but some classifications date them back even further to the beginning of life itself. It is rather unclear how or when life originated but the essence of it can be described within the physical and spiritual planes. This is where the 7 chakras come into place.
Let’s dive into each of the 7 chakras below:
Starting from the base:
- Root (red) chakra: Our root chakra, grounds us on earth. If you’ve ever heard of someone speak of the carnal human nature then they were referring to this. Your root chakra is what binds you to the earth, or physical plane, and helps us tap into our survival and instinctual natures.
- Sacral (orange) chakra: Our sacral or navel chakra, which is right below your belly button, taps into our desires and joys in life. Specifically dealing with our reproductive systems and sexual energy.
- Solar plexus (yellow) chakra: Our sacral plexus, relates to our stomach or gut, controls our digestive system. Helping us to break down food and turn into energy, or better taking in the information and energy of the food where our solar plexus then digests and breaks down. This chakra also gives you the ability to perceive situations around from an intuitive standpoint rather than instinctual. What many people don’t know is that our large intestines act as a brain within the body. Whenever we feel an intuition or gut feeling about something or someone you can thank your solar plexus.
- Heart (green) chakra: The heart chakra deals with love and compassion. If you’ve experienced a heart break or another emotional trauma this drastically impacts your heart and can impede your ability to give and receive love. However, for those of that are able to heal from such an affliction we can begin to develop an unconditional love not just for ourselves but for others around us, this including those whom we may not know personally.
- Throat (light/pastel blue) chakra: Our throat chakra of course deals with out voice! Your voice is one the main expressors of who you are so naturally our throat chakra stimulates vocal expression and communication. If we’re able to communicate with others then we’re able to create with others then we’re able to create with them. The tone, inflection, and volume of our voice directly correlates with your level of comfortability and confidence in expressing yourself. If you tend to be shy or experience social anxiety and oppression it is said that you’re throat chakra is closed.
- Third eye (indigo/dark blue) chakra: Your third eye, or pineal gland, relates to your sixth sense. We have our five senses: taste, smell, touch, sight, and hearing that serve the physical plane, however, you’re able to transcend from these into to their spiritual realm and have an active high spiritual mind. Once we reach alignment of the first five chakras, meaning incorporating discipline and control of our sacral and roots chakras, and then healing and functionality of our solar plexus, heart, and throat chakras, we’re able to open our pineal gland and experience what’s known as our spiritual awakening and achieve enlightenment. I’d like to believe that we are first spiritual beings who are experiencing a human life, but this barely scratches the surface of our core existence.
- Crown (purple) chakra: Finally, with this spiritual enlightenment, we tap into our crown chakras. Depending on your religious background and belief you may call this one thing or another, but from a general and neutral sense this is the highest version of self. Our crown chakras serves as the gateway to all things divine and/or godly. You know longer give into your carnal nature, and your intuition becomes exponential.
To bring this all home, in lament terms, imagine yourself as a flower. The roots of the flower which ground it to the earth and allows it to interact with the dirt and soil. The flower absorbing nutrients represents the root chakra or the basic instinctual nature of life. Then moving into the sacral chakra which allows us to reproduce and create new life, corresponds with the pistil (female) and stamen (male flower). Next there is solar plexus, after the flower takes in food in order to grow and reproduce this food is processed as information. This information allows us to interact with our environment and decide to what’s next. For instance, in the colder seasons of the year many species of flowers go dormant because the sun is not as present. Contrasting with the warmer seasons of the year where light from the sun is present the flowers are encouraged to grow and use the information from food to grow and reproduce. Next, with our heart and throat chakras, flowers can bloom and create fruit which are used to express themselves (throat) and even provide food and nutrients to animals and other living organisms helping them to also grow (heart chakras).
If there was a such thing as perfection, your alignment of each 7 chakras would be close in comparison. Scientists have taught that we only use about 10% of our brains. I’d like to believe that our chakras share this exact sentiment by allowing us to go deeper within ourselves and connect with all aspects of life to achieve oneness. Where we all are interconnected and one but we live in different physical expressions. This ideology may seem foreign or taboo to you but as always, I encourage to do your own research and meditate further on what existence and fulfillment truly means to you.
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