posted on Oct, 22 2009 @ 08:33 AM
Originally posted by Emerald The Paradigm
You don't see them just like how in a dream you are not really seeing the dream; you are imagining it, and the same applies to chakras.
It's all about focus and concentration.
Actually, the cortex that processes the electrical signals sent from your eyes is responsible for what you see when you dream as well. You see with
your brain. Your eyes are just an input device. Pet peeve (along with the myths that we only use a small percentage of our brains and that we only use
one hemisphere at a time, both I've seen elsewhere on ats).
About visualizing chakras, it's a tool to help you learn their locations, functions and order. The use of rainbow colors is a relatively new addition
by western practioners. You may have seen charts of the human circulatory system with arteries in red and veins in blue. It doesn't mean the blood
in your veins is truly blue (less bright than arterial blood yeah but it's still red).
If you find aural memory cues easier than visual ones, assigning each chakra a note of the c major scale is another way to do it (from c to b). If you
use chakra beside the traditional 7, then use a lower or higher octave of c for those outside the body and for the minors, use the half tone if the
two major either side of it are a whole tone away (such as f sharp for the thymus chakra).
Combining both methods, along with regular practice, will bring the best results as you involve more neurons in different parts of the brain and
repetition will strengthen the neural network of the memory.
I think the main thing is to be aware of the location and sensation of them. Use of memory triggers will help you discover the correct locations
easier to begin with and relocate them faster, for the same reasons as combining sight and sound.