Alright, well doing some light reading here on ATS and although there are many threads on medidation, out of body experiences and the shooing away of
negative entities, I have not come across anything that specifically deals with Chakra Meditation.
So wihout further adieux:
A Beginners Guide To Chakra Meditation
Within our bodies there are focal points of energy that we use, whether consciously or unconsciously, to affect reality and allow us to fully
experience and realize events that unfold before us. These focal points are called Chakras.
Chakras are located in important parts of your body such as your head or heart. Any organs within the area of these Chakras are used to control; and
are, therefore, directly affected by the properties of that Chakra. There are seven Chakras located throughout the body, each with their own unique
attributes and characteristics:
The Root Chakra is located directly at the base of the spine, also known as the coccyx. This Chakra is closely related to the body and our ability to
master it. One’s health, constitution and security are linked to this Chakra. In addition, the realization of how our bodies connect to the material
world is focused here.
Gems: Ruby, Garnet
The Naval Chakra is located in the lower abdomen. This Chakra is associated with the acts of giving and receiving, and is tied into the more physical
feelings of love, passion and sexuality. The feeling of pleasure is also linked with this Chakra, so one may feel focus and feedback in this Chakra
during moments of harmony, generosity, group creativity and selflessness.
Gems: Amber, Coral
Solor Plexus Chakra
The Solar Plexus Chakra is located just above the navel and below the chest. This Chakra is a focus point for our force of will and our sense of
transformation. Concentration and control of our personal energies originate from this point. One’s sense of power and authority, as well as
self-control and discipline of the ego converge here. This Chakra can be used to sense the very use of one’s internal energies to affect what is
outside the body.
Gems: Amber, Gold
The Heart Chakra is located at the center of the chest and is the focus for love and understanding. Feelings that stem from this love such as
forgiveness, compassion, balance and harmony radiate from this point. This Chakra also nurtures the rarified feeling of unconditional or divine love,
love that goes beyond the physical.
Gems: Emerald, Malachite
The Throat Chakra is located in the throat area between one’s chin and the top of the sternum. This Chakra is linked to one’s powers of
communication. Through this Chakra, one can realize truth and knowledge; honesty, kindness and wisdom and how these elements can be conveyed through
Color: Sky Blue
Gems: Turquoise, Blue Topaz
The Brow Chakra is located in the forehead, right above our eyes. This is also known as the region of the "Third Eye" in Buddhist and other belief
systems. This Chakra is related to our perception beyond the physical realm. Intuition, insight, imagination and clairvoyance can all be associated
with this Chakra. One can also focus their realization of their own soul, divine wisdom and peace of mind in this point.
Gems: Lapiz Lazuli, Sapphire
The Crown Chakra is located at the very top of the head. As one might guess, this Chakra is associated directly with dealings of the mind and spirit.
This Chakra is deeply tied to the exploration of one’s consciousness and place in space and time. Oneness with the universe, your spirit and will,
inspiration, divine wisdom… all the things that deal with the Higher Self are rooted in this Chakra.
Gems: Amethyst, Diamond, Quartz Crystal
Getting Started, Relaxation And You
My preference would be to call meditation relaxation – conscious relaxation, chosen relaxation. These are words that are more universally
understood, more comfortable. Constantly working toward the goal of discovering my own ability to reach a state of serenity, I have learned to
Meditating is actually easier than you might imagine. Most of us have dabbled in meditation by participating in conscious relaxation. Maybe during an
exercise class or to manage pain at the dentist or anxiety before a test. We start by paying attention to our breathing.
The practical effort to focus completely on our breathing takes our minds away from the "mind clutter" that constantly tries to invade our mind and
eliminate feelings that will lead to a time of calm.
With repeated effort the goal of clearing your mind – to think of nothing, does occur and the process of meditation takes on its own energy. The
result is, and I guarantee this, peace, serenity, calmness, eventually opening yourself to new insights.
Getting started is very easy, the ideal location for myself would be outside in the garden or patio, away from any loud distracting noises. Keep
pets and children away if you intend to really go deep or open all of chakras.
With time and effort conbined with the commitment to practice frequently, (daily meditating is ideal), during your meditation time you may "leave
the moment." A feeling of separation exists where the mind is clear, clean and blank. You will still hear sounds around you, but they will not
interfere with your meditation.
Sometimes you may weep -- you may not even be aware of what is making you weep. It is your own emotions having a voice of their own. Sometimes you may
feel a smile across your face -- that is contentment showing itself. Sometimes you may fall asleep and awaken truly refreshed.
There is no right or wrong behavior during your meditation. It is your time for you. Everyone deserves this kind of personal attention. This is a
self-care activity; loving oneself.
I am currently developping a series of Chakra Meditation scenarios that I will post within this thread at a later time. For the time being, take this
information and do the best you can, meditation is easy once you get started.
Hope Everybody Enjoys
The contents of this thread can also be viewed here for anyone wishing to have the audio
tracks for meditations, they can also be found by following the link above. All information has been used with consent from the author.
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