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The Chakras
by Pam Ciampi

The Chakras or Wheels of Light represent centers of energy which are real but invisible to the naked eye. The Chakras represent ways of understanding ourselves in relation to the world we inhabit. The Chakras correspond to the etheric dimensions of the endocrine system. The soul is thought to be connected to the body through the endocrine glands.


CHAKRAS PLANETS GLANDS COLORS
Root Saturn Ovaries/Testicles Red
Navel Jupiter Pancreas Orange
Solar Plexus Mars Adrenals Yellow
Heart Venus Thymus Green
Throat Mercury Thyroid Blue
Third Eye Moon Pituitary Violet
Crown Sun Pineal Indigo

CHAKRAS ELEMENTS STONES MEANINGS
Root Earth Ruby/Garnet Desire Nature
Navel Water Amber/Topaz Creativity
Solar Plexus Fire Gold/Citrine Emotions
Heart Air Malachite/Peridot Love
Throat Sound Lapis Lazuli/Sapphire Free Will
Third Eye Light Quartz Crystal Understanding
Crown Thought Diamond Christ Center

THE ROOT CHAKRA is the basic instinct for life. Root chakra energy comes up strongest at puberty and menopause. At puberty the creative force is released on the physical level and at menopause the same energy is transformed and released on an emotional/spiritual level. The animal spirit is the ant who is concerned with matters of self-preservation.

MATTER, SURVIVAL, THE BODY, FOOD, BEGINNING, UNITY, INDIVIDUALITY, EARTH

THE NAVEL CHAKRA is where the sexual energy lies. Fears and guilt about sex, or sexual imbalances (too much or too little) can block this energy. When blockage occurs it can be expressed negatively through anger or violent behaviors. In the physical body it can surface as prostate or female problems, sometimes as colitis. Release is obtained through tears, by pouring energy into any creative outlet including sex and with meditation. The animal spirit is the crab whose nature is both sensitive and defensive.

CHANGE, POLARITIES, MOVEMENT, PLEASURE, EMOTIONS, SEXUALITY, NURTURANCE, SOCIALIZATION, WATER

THE SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA is the seat of the creative light body, the place of personal fame. The solar plexus is where the greatest majority of people are blocked. When we are very sensitive and vulnerable we tend to worry and indulge in negativity "BUT WHAT IFs..." which block the light of our creativity. Blockages are removed by detaching from what other people will think of us and our actions, laughing, physical activity, meditation and transforming the worry into a creative format. The animal spirit is the cobra with its power coiled inside itself.

POWER, WILL, ENERGY, METABOLISM, TECHNOLOGY, TRANSFORMATION, MAGIC, HUMOR, FIRE

THE HEART CHAKRA is the seat of higher creativity, the Christ spirit of unconditional love for others and ourselves. This seat is either completely open or closed down. Blockages can be released by realizing that there are only two motivations for action: Fear or Love. Choosing not to act unless it is from a loving vibration will unblock the heart chakra. The animal spirit is the deer who is gentle and peaceful.

LOVE, BREATH, BALANCE, RELATIONSHIP, AFFINITY, UNION, HEALING, AIR

THE THROAT CHAKRA is the seat of self-expression. It can become blocked through neglecting to verbalize our needs. These blockages present themselves in the physical body as tension in the neck, headaches, rheumatoid arthritis and throat problems. Release is obtained through communication with the innerself and with others, singing and chanting, journaling and ritual work. The animal spirit is the peacock whose voice is loud and demanding.

ETHER, VIBRATION, COMMUNICATION, MANTRAS, CREATIVITY, TELEPATHY, MEDIA, SOUND

THE THIRD EYE CHAKRA is the eye of truth and represents self-realization that the god truth is within each of us. The animal spirit is the swan, a symbol of purity.

COLOR, VISION, VISUALIZATION, IMAGINATION, CLAIRVOYANCE, LIGHT

THE CROWN CHAKRA is the seat of union with the Divine. There is no animal spirit for the crown chakra, only pure Light.

KNOWING, INFORMATION, UNDERSTANDING, TRANSCENDENCE, MEDITATION, ENLIGHTENMENT, CONSCIOUSNESS, THOUGHT

© 1999 by Pam Ciampi



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