An experiential study of chakras, elements and emotions offers great gifts to support our human experience and our spiritual journey. The inter-relationship and movement of change and evolution of dominant or deficient energies and their movement toward balance within us support a conscious, healthful and joyous life.
CHAKRAS Yogic systems teach us about energies of spinning spiralling vortexes of charkas and how they affect physical nerve plexus and our human evolutionary experience. They are drawn as wheels with petals but are multi-dimensional in their range of movement and influence. Four chakras flow up stem of spine to throat and then rise to brow where spiritual practitioners focus third eye of attention, meditation and prayer that opens crown chakra into soul connection.
PICTURE OF THE CHAKRA STEM
Chakra Emotions Sacrum Root Chakra fear, clinging, resistance OR security, instinct Pelvic Water Chakra attachment, desire, lust OR curiosity, caring, service Solar Plexus Fire Chakra anger, resentment, jealousy OR humour, laughter, joy Heart Air Chakra greed, rush, selfishness OR love, compassion, kindness Throat Ether Chakra grief, hunger, ego OR longing to merge with divine
At times in life we are drawn strongly and passionately into a particular chakra to learn life lessons. If there is a dominant chakra that influences our life experience we can choose to diffuse dominant one and develop ones that are deficient. A water dominant person could have difficulty becoming angry; a fire dominant person with caring feeling; an earth dominant person with taking risks and letting go; an air dominant person with considering effects of their actions on others and an ether dominant person with sadness.
Although pull of chakra vortexes is powerful, it is possible to learn to dance with energies instead of indulging in them so that we can move through excesses and deficiencies and restore balance. Once we become aware of energies, how they feel and how they change, our awareness guides us to appropriate action.
We learn to restore emotional balance by centering our consciousness beyond emotional field of dramatic emotions (e-motions!) and become more sensitive to subtle feelings and internal messages that help to guide us in our lives. If we choose harmony and peace as our goal it becomes easier to let go of excessive emotions if we have skills to release emotions associated with each chakra.
For example - If we become angry we can release emotion with a powerful movement as if we were chopping wood accompanied by a release of HA sound. Once excess is released we can deal with situation appropriately.
Healthy body organs in each chakra plexus support balanced emotions. If bowels are functioning well there is less tendency to fear. A healthy liver reduces imbalances of anger, aggression and competition. Conversely, conditions like TB are often associated with excessive grief and heart conditions with lack of ability to give and receive love.
Clearing emotional energies of chakras can be achieved through movement, sounding, treatments, yoga, colour healing, rebirthing, emotional release and meditation. Also whenever natural therapeutics are used to cleanse body systems together with rejuvenation through rest, nourishing healing diets, bodywork and naturopathy treatments, transformation and evolution takes place naturally.
(BOX) Chakras Root Chakra - sacrum, coccyx, bones, adrenals, perineum, large intestine, anus, body tissues, muscles and skin. Water Chakra body fluids, reproductive and urinary organs or glands. Fire Chakra - digestive organs, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, spleen, stomach, duodenum and small intestine. Air Chakra - heart, thymus, arms and hands Ether Chakra - throat, ears, lungs, thyroid and parathyroid Brow Chakra - pituitary gland Crown Chakra - pineal gland
ELEMENTS The elements of earth, water, fire, air and ether weave our physical, emotional, social and mental world, as well as world of world of nature that sustains us. We inherit an elemental constitution, which usually has a dominant element or elements that strongly influence our behaviour, health and approach to life. How we live creates an excess or shortage of an element. The elements within us also influence each other in a dynamic interchange and flow.
We may experience a state of harmony from time to time when elements are in balance. Alternatively, we may experience a deficient element or elements that will affect our lives. Usually elements move in tandem with constant changes in life. Imbalances of elements can be adjusted through naturopathic therapeutics and conscious choices that enhances wellness. Eventually with practice, effort and surrender we move less from centre of being towards imbalance. From centre of our being we are then able to inhabit balance, harmony and peace for longer periods of time.