Chakras! What the hell do Chakras have to do with personal development, how is sitting in meditation visualising spinning vortex’s of light or energy going to make a difference in your life, isn’t that meditation visualising stuff meant for those gurus who perches on hill tops seeking enlightenment, what relevance do chakras have in today modern world? Ok for now forget about gurus and hill tops and let’s look at the ancient science of the chakras and what is known as human’s psycho consciousness and how you can benefit from a bit of old fashioned wisdom.
Well for anyone who is familiar with NLP or the Nero science’s will already know that aspects of our physic or physiology can be influenced to our advantage, to aid us in establishing new behaviours and characteristics in our personality. NLP is an excellent tool and the model works well; the developers have delivered us a model for an ancient problem, namely how to establish new behavioural patterns. This is not the first model for human behavioural change and development. Ever sense man/women have walked the earth we have been seeking greater control and influence over our own psychology and behaviour.
Many thousands off years ago the ancients devised a model for personal and spiritual development at the most basic level this system chakra model consists of seven centers which corresponds to different levels of psycho consciousness, which we experience as our awareness and expressions.
The yogic chakra system was actually the first personal /spiritual developmental system I came across and it is one that I am finding ever greater success with. The chakra system may be one the oldest but it is not out dated. When understood you will have a portable system for personal and spiritual development at your finger tips.
Each centers represents a level of psycho spiritual conscious/ awareness. At each centers has it’s dominate expressions and reflects it self in your character and state of consciousness and awareness.
As the electrical and magnetic forces flow though your biologic system in what is known as the micro cosmic obit, the energies flow though the chakras and around the bodies. When their’s a blockage the energy flow is restricted at the point of the blockage which has an effect on one’s health and consciousness.
Biological energy flows through our bodies this bio energy travels from what is commonly known as the root chakra to crown chakra in a cycle motion, as this energy travels it nourishes our bodies and ensures health. As we grow and mature our level of psycho awareness and consciousness expands as energy flows through each centre effecting our behaviour and expression.
When energy is flowing freely through mental and physical body we experience mental and physical health, however a blockage will result in poor mental and physical health.
Let me introduce you to the modern interpretation of the chakra systems, I will give you a basic over view of the system looking at the dominate qualities of each chakra which give a Practical guide to personal development. Each centers corresponds to a level of awareness.
Basic meditation There are thousands of chakra meditations, below are three meditations relevant to personal development and awareness
review your day looking out for violations or contradictions to the core positive principles of the chakra. If you find a violation visualise your self acting in harmony with core principle of the chakra.
Here you will find the pituitary gland which’s secretes hormones to communicate to the rest of the endocrine system and also connects to the central nervous system via the Hypothalamus. Symbolized by a lotus with one thousand petals, it is located at the crown of the head. Sahasrara is represented by the colour violet and it involves such issues as inner wisdom, awareness, intelligence over standing and unity. Sahasrara’s inner aspect deals with the release of karma, physical action with meditation.
This center is the home of genius and higher dimensions and vibrations of thought. All the knowledge and wisdom you need is available to you at this center. At the crown center you must know that all you have ever seen heard or experience is in you and can benefit you at any time. Unlock your own inner genius allow your past learning experiences, knowledge to be unified into your ideal expression for living .know that imagination is more important then knowledge because imagination stimulates evolution . Know that any thing the mind can conceive the mind can achieve.
The Ajna or third eye is linked to the pineal gland. The pineal gland is a light sensitive gland that produces the hormone melatonin which regulates sleep and awakening. Ajna or third eye is the true home of wisdom and mental order. Symbolised by a lotus with two petals, and corresponds to the colour white, indigo or deep blue. Ajna in personal development involve balancing the higher & lower aspects of the psyche. The third eye is the home of visualisation and the gateway to higher mental abilities, intuition, imagination can all be found here. The eye is very important because it is a doorway to other than conscious mind or subconscious mind, meditation on this chakra develops clearity of mind, forcus and concentration.
When using visualisation the third eye gives you the opportunity to influence your mind using images. The brow chakra is like your portable media player. Imagine your minds eye like a movie screen, see yourself responding to life in your ideal way, visualise the completion of your goals.
The the throat Chakra relates to communication and growth through expression. This chakra is paralleled to by the thyroid, a gland that is also in the throat and which produces thyroid hormone, responsible for growth and maturation. Symbolised by a lotus with sixteen petals. Vishudda is characterized by the colour light or pale blue, or turquoise. It governs such issues as self-expression and communication.
Physically, Vishuddha governs communication, emotionally it governs independence, mentally it governs fluent thought, and spiritually it governs a sense of security. Vishuddha or Throat Chakra is a major power house, your words can build or destroy your own and other lives, be responsible and conscious of your language. Listen to your words and be congruent with your higher knowledge and belief.
This chakra is a door to the subconscious which means you can use it to guide and influence the mind and implant commands in your subconscious using vibrations. Use
Auto suggestion/affirmations to implant positive impressions into the mind. 101 affirmations
Key times of receptiveness or first thing in the rising and before bed. Be sure that your words are positive and in line with your beliefs and actions.
The Heart Chakra is related to the Thymus, located in the chest. The thymus is an element of the immune system as well as being part of the endocrine system. Anahata is symbolised by a lotus flower with twelve petals. Anahata is related to the colours green or pink. Key issues involving Anahata involve complex emotions, compassion, tenderness, unconditional love, equilibrium, well being. Physically Anahata governs circulation, emotionally it governs unconditional love for the self and others, mentally it governs passion, and spiritually it governs devotion.
Visualise yourself having prefect harmony with all people your come across. , see yourself building a natural rapport with people using the heart
The Solar Plexus Chakra is related to the metabolic and digestive systems. Manipura is believed to correspond to adrenal glands and the adrenal cortex. These play a valuable role in digestion, the conversion of food matter into energy for the body. Symbolised by a lotus with ten petals. The colour that corresponds to Manipura is yellow. Key issues governed by Manipura are issues of personal power, fear, anxiety, opinion-formation, introversion, and transition from simple or base emotions to complex. Physically, Manipura governs digestion, metaphysically it governs personal power, emotionally it governs the digestion of emotions, and spiritually all matters of growth.
To increase will power meditate on the solar plexus
Will power – use belly breathing reconnect the will with the bodies- see yourself achieving your goals with the power of your will, see yourself as unstoppable. The solar plexus is like a furnace that powers your whole system. Svadisthana – The Sacral Chakra
Sacral Chakra is located in the sacrum (hence the name) and is considered to correspond to the testes or the ovaries that produce the various sex hormones involved in the reproductive cycle. Svadisthana is also considered to be related to, more generally, the genitourinary system and the adrenals. The Sacral Chakra is symbolized by a lotus with six petals, and corresponds to the colour orange. The key issues involving Svadisthana are relationships, violence, addictions, basic emotional needs, and pleasure. Physically, Svadisthana governs reproduction, mentally it governs creativity, emotionally it governs joy, and spiritually it governs enthusiasm.
visualise your creative energy s working for you
See your self being in full control of your sexual and creative energies
The root chakra is related to instinct, security, survival and also to basic human potentiality. This centre is located in the region between the genitals and the anus. Although no endocrine organ is placed here, it is said to relate to the gonads and the adrenal medulla, responsible for the fight and flight response when survival is under threat. There is a muscle located in this region that controls ejaculation in the sexual act of the human male. Muladhara is symbolized by a lotus with four petals and the colour red. Key issues involve sexuality, lust and obsession. Physically, Muladhara governs sexuality, mentally it governs stability, emotionally it governs sensuality, and spiritually it governs a sense of security.
Imagine – see yourself abundant in are that you require, have total belief that all that you need is provided for with you.