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Let's Talk Chakras

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posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 10:36 PM

Originally posted by FlyersFan
Not sure if this is metaphysical or religion ...

I've been googling and reading, but I'd like a few things explained to me in easy to understand terms by those ATSers who are familiar with chalkras and all that go with them. Others may also be interested, so I'm starting a thread on the subject. Anyone with experience or knowledge ... please answer my questions and also share you knowledge of this subject and your experiences ...

- What exactly is a chakra? What does it do? (if anything)
- There are 7 of them, right? Crown, Brow, Throat, Heart, Solar Plexis, Spleen, Root.
- Are there specific colors to a healthy chakra at each point, or do the colors change?
- Do chakras get 'sick' or somehow not do what they are supposed to be doing?
- Can you feel if your chakra is healthy or having a problem?
- Does meditation/prayer change chakras?
- I have heard people speak of 'opening chakras'. What exactly is this?
- How are chakras opened? Can you feel if you have opened your chakra?
- Is opening a chakra good or bad? If bad .. how do you close it?
- What is the difference between having an open vs closed chakra?
- If it's a good thing to open chakras ... is there an order to opening them or does it depend on the person?

I'm reading up on chakras and am trying to understand them. Thanks ahead of time for anyone who can answer these questions and to those who share their information/experiences.

Chakras are many things to many people, and we all love to tell you what we think they are.

There are 2 major schools in the historical sense of this field; the 7 chakra Indian system Link, and the more complicated 13 chakra Egyptian system Link

I like the simpler 7 chakras system in that it's easier to measure and find where they truly are. Metaphysics speaks of the 7.23cm rule and how the distance between your eyes (or nose and chin) is the measuring tool to find them, except you will come up with 10, and if you read more you realize 3 aren't recognized as being important. This may actually be something worth more investigation.

If you want to really experience what a chakra is, and what it is to align one, stop asking people to show you some technique and just go see a professional. I'd suggest a very reputable and highly recommended energy worker/healer/herbalist, someone who several people recommend and someone also familiar with western medicine. I prefer someone who likes to mix several passive techniques (like reflexology, reiki, passive fields, etc) and gets a serious healing effect.

People who work in this field are very hit or miss, like chiropractic. 10% got a serious gift, the rest are stealing your money, so do your research and find someone GOOD.

I had my 2nd energy work done and this person was amazing, she made me feel some very good things working on my 3rd eye, crown and root chakra. I was lying there with my eyes closed and she asked me how i felt, i said "feels like my body is energy being compressed from my feet to the top of my head and is being squeezed out my 3rd eye". I opened my eyes and she was smiling at me with her hand 3" over my forehead. I cannot tell you how cool this experience was.

The main thing to understand if you want to understand chakras, is it's all about balance. One chakra out of whack will send others in a frenzy to compensate. Fix the main problem and the balance should return in time. Chakras are energy points, but can be looked at as frequency signature points as well, and merely need to be retuned back to correct frequency from time to time. Since everything emits a frequency you see how there is plenty of "chakra pollution".

Good topic, S+F

posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 10:37 PM
reply to post by onequestion

That's a newage idea though..... Has enlightenment become so easy that you can self convince yourself???

posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 10:39 PM
reply to post by ChiForce

I already am enlightenment.

posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 11:14 PM
reply to post by apushforenlightment

i dont know what your trying to say but christians dont use 'mana' as you put it. it is called manna in english and it is what moses fed to the isrealites after he came down the mountain, manna = what is it? as for opening up your crown,well i'm highly suspect of that! you must keep good company with the dali lamma or the deceaced mother theresa.

posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 11:17 PM
reply to post by ChiForce

ha! i like your thinking! gee i wasted 30 years for nothing only to find i can buy it in a bag at walmart!!!!

well at least i still have my humour!

posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 11:27 PM

Originally posted by chr0naut
reply to post by FlyersFan

What structures in the body would support the idea that there are specific nodes of "energy"? What are these structures that join up the chakras? Of veins, nerves, lymph, digestive tract, paths of metabolism, whatever, nothing seems to be an exact fit.

Why is this "energy" confined in certain locations instead of being distributed throughout the body where it can do the most good?

The major chakras are claimed to be located at the most vital areas of the body. With this in mind, could it be possible that evolution of the human body included an energy distribution system with priority to critical areas? Maybe these "chakras" or nodes are a feature of the central nervous system. Perhaps a system that is adapted to the surrounding energetic environment after millions of years. I remember John Bedini has conducted electrical overunity experiments that may point to this direction. He was able to detect specific low frequencies which happen to match the one used by the central nervous system.

Scientifically speaking, we still have a lot to learn from nature.

posted on Mar, 16 2012 @ 02:03 AM
reply to post by FlyersFan

Reiki.....reiki will open them for you and balance them. Make sure you go to a proper Reiki master though.

posted on Mar, 16 2012 @ 02:30 AM
The chakra's are all glands within your endocrine system. Your "will" to experience somethings makes your brain use hormones to fire up these area's but outside of ancient wisdom the science isn't well known. The problem being that you need a level of mastery before you can make use of the knowledge.

Concentrating on your chakra's to change yourself is a misnomer. It works to the degree that you can consciously invigorate them and can sense your emotions arising from the energies before they happen and you can kind of open them, but that's like cleaning something that you already use.

Meditation is another thing. Your body has many energy fields and tells a different story about all the things about you. Chakra's are, as I was told when I concocted an elaborate practice of imagery, (still do), listening to tones, as important a part of your energy field as your thumb. Still is good to be aware of exactly where your energy is :-)

posted on Mar, 16 2012 @ 06:01 AM
I appreciate all the responses. I've googled and read up .. but to be honest it isn't as good as reading what people who are interested in this have to say and what their experiences are. And you all are speaking WITH me rather than a web page that speaks AT me. Ya' know??

Originally posted by ChiForce
you don't work on your upper chakras without having a strong grounding and foundation....working on your lower chakras first?

How have YOU worked on yours? Tell us ... help us out here.

Originally posted by Akragon
"opening" your chakras is basically just increasing the vibrations within that area... i don't believe they ever actually close. Increasing said vibrations is just a matter of focused meditation on the area you wish to... the vibrations become stronger and then fade slowly afterwards...

You brought up how the 'crown' chakra feels ... and the one on the forehead. What about the others? What do they feel like when they are meditated on correctly? (I don't know if I'm using the right words .. ) I understand what good it does to open/meditate on the crown and brow ... but what good does it do for the others? Is it just to keep things flowing kind of thing or is there something else??

posted on Mar, 16 2012 @ 06:06 AM

Originally posted by Aliquandro
If you want to really experience what a chakra is, and what it is to align one, stop asking people to show you some technique and just go see a professional.

I'm trying to do both. I've contacted a woman who friends have used in the past with great success. She is an 'energy healer' as well as a psychic (and apparently a good one). I have not heard back from her for an appointment yet. She's backlogged ... lots of people want to see her.

Originally posted by LightAssassin
Reiki.....reiki will open them for you and balance them. Make sure you go to a proper Reiki master though.

I have heard good things and bad things about Reiki. One person I know went to a Reiki master and came out very well balanced and happy with the session. Two other people I know went to a different Reiki master and came out hurting worse than when they went in to the session.

posted on Mar, 16 2012 @ 06:48 AM
reply to post by chr0naut

I think it is an Indian word for BS. As in "what a load of chakra".

You can call bs all you want. But I and many others know that chakras exist. I have felt them myself and I have felt energy moving up my spine. I would belief what my body tells me over a book of science any day.

If you are interested try yourself. Its like you have been living in a house and suddenly finding there is an outdoors. Our bodies are truly amazing and contain a universe within.

posted on Mar, 16 2012 @ 07:17 AM
reply to post by FlyersFan

I realize I never said how to get your energy flowing! ha.

Well, I did it by accident. I had no idea about chakras at alll. I had a vague idea about what meditation was, and decided to ohm like I had seen in Lion King with rafiki (sp?) when Simba is grown up and comes by and Rafiki's all like "Correction I know your father."

haha anyway so I meditated like that, and after some days I developed a "buzz." This buzzing sound was coming from the center of my brain. I decided to focus on this buzzing and after a few times it started vibrating all of me, but mostly my third eye area.

I continued like this for around 6 months on and off.

I realized I could change the pitch of this sound and decided... "Better go UP!" haha so I increased the Volume and pitch, till it was this high pitched whine. This sound is very similar to a TV that is on, but muted, and you can hear it? You can sense that it's on by the high pitched energy that fills the house.

I realized at this point that TVs mimic this sound so well they probably do this on purpose... I also noticed that TVs block my signal with theirs, and so takes away my Meditation power.

doing it this way means you can control your level of meditation(how deep PITCH), power of meditation(amount of energy flow VOLUME)

this practice has led to many many many crazy things. Some good some bad.

from a forum I posted at many years ago:

I dare you to meditate focusing on that sound and get it to the highest pitch/volume that you can..

I did once... After about 2 minutes I started vibrating visibly like I was having a minor siezure or something, then my body decided that it didn't need me... my body put it's arms into a welcoming stance and my mouth said "hi god." (I didn't believe in god at the time) that is when I had a huge surge or energy flow through me.

I saw the clock about 1 minute before losing control and it was 2:37am or something like that and when I was in control again, still sitting in my meditation position it was 3:46am or about then. I just sat there staring at the clock for 5 minutes wondering how this lasted so long. It felt like I was meditating 5 minutes total. I felt heavy with energy, If that makes sense, for the rest of the night.

must add to this that I(well not me) thought this: "Jesus come into my heart." I have no idea where that came from, but do I understand correctly that Christians say this?? Well something came into my heart and that area was overflowing with WARM love. Then when I(again not me, my body?)said "Hi God." it's like golden light "poured" all over and through me. This golden light was LOVE, WISDOM, ETERNITY..

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PS. I found my old post searching my old username on google, and the first thing I find is someone blogging about my post in 2007
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and here is another...
now I wealy wealy sound cwazy huh??

One time in meditation I got this feeling. I looked in the direction it came from and then started a 2 sec. "conversation" with a plant... It wasn't words... It was feeling. It only "said" one thing... It "sent" a loving feeling at me, and so I did the same to it. That day was about 2 years ago. After that I could feel different energies from different plants. I can sense it much stronger in forests and away from other people.

I think this hum to the world around me that I am sensing could be consciousness itself...

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posted on Mar, 16 2012 @ 07:51 AM
reply to post by FlyersFan

Is enough reading already. Just go practice meditation. What you have read so far it would take you years if not a life time to experience and understand....

posted on Mar, 16 2012 @ 08:36 AM

Originally posted by Dustytoad
.. I also noticed that TVs block my signal with theirs, and so takes away my Meditation power.

Interesting that you say that. I have found that I can't concentrate on meditation when I'm in the living room and the TV is right there ... muted and all ... but I'm wondering if that has something to do with it now. Your post was interesting all around .. thanks.

Originally posted by ChiForce
Is enough reading already. Just go practice meditation. What you have read so far it would take you years if not a life time to experience and understand....

You sound rather negative. There is NO WAY I'd jump into this without understanding and knowning what to expect and knowing what could happen that is possibly negative. (BTW .. I've been praying and meditating for decades.)

posted on Mar, 16 2012 @ 10:17 AM
reply to post by FlyersFan

I believe the Kundalini Awakening is the only thing that can seem "negative" to someone (at first anyway), but only because one wasn't prepared for it. It's like suddenly being in the afterlife while you're still alive, so it can shock some people. However, I'm sure it can just happen if someone is meant to have it happen to them as well. Perhaps by karma or experiences in life, but I'm also a proponent of "anything is possible" and "nothing happens by accident or by coincidence; all things happen for a reason."

I hope to experience it one day though. There's nothing negative about being one with the cosmos while still in a human body.
But as most things in life, it's a choice.

posted on Mar, 16 2012 @ 10:29 AM
I have question... is it possible to attain a level where you can increase your heart rate at will? like when you are panicking or running etc? maybe the adrenaline gland?

Because i been doing that but i had no idea how i do it... i would just stare at a spot and increase my heart rate... usually by visualizing images at a rapid rate.


posted on Mar, 16 2012 @ 12:15 PM
reply to post by luciddream

The will power goes a long way. I can make myself cry by pretending sadness..

I would say assuming a stressed hyper attitude, and pushing it can get your adrenaline to spike.

Whenever I imagine intense fights iv'e been in for my life, I can work up quite the adrenaline rush.

I use that to work out a little harder or run a little faster...

posted on Mar, 16 2012 @ 12:45 PM
YOU NEED TO GET SOME CRYSTALS MY FRIEND. that i got your attention...if you really wanna "play around" with your chakras, you should look into crystals.

if you're interested, i can go more into with you and there's goobs of info on the net about them. i got my first crystal back in november...i am addicted. i have sooo many crystals. you can totally feel a difference. my house is filled with little crystals here and there and people who didn't even know i had gotten into crystals would walk into my house and comment about the energy feeling different. i'm telling you...they are real.

i made fun of people who were into crystals for years then i opened my mind and decided to give it a try back in november. i'm changing. totally can tell a difference. there are certain crystals that are associated with certain chakras and will help you work with them individually or together with other chakras/crystals.

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posted on Mar, 16 2012 @ 01:57 PM
reply to post by ICEKOHLD

I want to know more please.. especially involving heart crown chakras...

I have some quartz crystals embedded in a 3 sided pyramid 4 crystals at the vertexes, I think they are unipolar and facing outward.

I bought it as something like a HHG holy hand grenade. I think they called it orgon or orgone or orgonight...??

not really sure, but it is made of resin that hardens and squeezes the crystals. Causeing something like a psysioelectric(sp?) effect.. It has metal shavings in it too.

I can't remember what it's supposed to do..
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posted on Mar, 16 2012 @ 02:22 PM

Originally posted by ChiForce
reply to post by apushforenlightment

Hmm...has someone forgotten to mention that you don't work on your upper chakras without having a strong grounding and foundation....working on your lower chakras first? The entire energy system is linked by your spinal cord. The energy that opens and closes the chakra energy points are by the base of the spinal cord, the Kundalini energy. Not having a strong foundation would lead to spiritual instability and not having the ability to interpret various dream visions.

Some people open up without the lower part being ready and the Chi is externaly pushed into you from the crown. Just because you had not had the experiance and have had your own experiance do not make you right for all people. I know you are trying to impart wisedom as you see it but when it comes natuarly thru syncronization then you follow the sign whatever other people think is right for you. If it flows natuarly and you are harmonious then it is right.

You have taken the path that is thru spiritual work. I was awoken by conqurering all fear and surrender of everything I had and my mind was and I have regained the voice of my soul. It is not as gentle so you are probably right that you should go downwards up if you are not awoken from the dream in the moment of clarity to not overwhelm you. But if you are having an very opened crown that is pushing a river of energy downward then you better open the rest of the chakras from where the rivers flow down to earth where it should go.

You do not have to worry about dream visions in me. I am not a visualy inclined person. I am more inclined to thought and feel and hearing. I get the information I need by always finding the answer to the question I need. We are all different and just because some of ous are a minority do not mean we are wrong. Its like saying people who prefer right hand is right and left hand is wrong. Namaste

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