Our Energy Fields
The word chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning “wheel” or “circle”, and it refers to subtle energy centres that are resembling circular spinning wheels or flowers of energy located throughout the body. The Chakra System is a complex network of energy channels connecting these wheels.
It is mapped throughout the whole body, much like a spiritual nervous system. Many different chakras and chakras systems are described in ancient Sanskrit texts, but here we will focus on the seven primary and most significant chakras which are found running alongside the spine.
They start at the perineum (the space between the genitals and anus) and then run upwards in a straight line to the top of the head. The topmost chakra is just outside of the body above the top of the head. Each chakra is said to vibrate at a different frequency, and many depictions can be found of each chakra being associated with a colour. These colours, however, are our eyes translating different frequencies. Some people possess the natural ability to see our energy centres and their colours, and there have been testimonies of the chakras vibrating at very different frequencies and so displaying an array of colours not ‘typical’ for each chakra. Each chakra also consists of several layers. Each layer contains information from different parts of our lives. It is therefore natural that each layer will have a different frequency and show a different colour depending on the experiences of that person.
It is a collection of electromagnetic energies that are both attached to the physical body and surrounding the body in several layers, following the flow and shape of the body. There is also an auric field that floats above the head. This is the higher mental auric body. There are seven different layers that store information about your personality, your mental health, your physical health and your core beliefs.
The first three inner layers, the physical, ethereal and vital auric bodies, reveal the personality and health of a person. The two outer layers, the astral and lower mental auric bodies, reveal the mental and emotional life of a person. Everybody has an aura. The aura exists around every being or thing that has consciousness.
Most of us will be familiar with the meridians, mostly through the practice of acupuncture and kinesiology, or energy testing. Meridians are energy lines or electrical energy circuits that run along the entire body.
Our Qi or life energy is distributed along these lines, and each meridian connects to our organs, tissues, muscles, bones and our other energy fields, the chakras and auric fields. Just like a roadblock will cause traffic to move slowly or to come to a halt, blockages in the meridians can cause disturbances, mental and emotional imbalances and physical disease. These blocks are built up over time by everyday stresses and emotional challenges and even more so by trauma and lifechanging events.
In the same way that the stresses and emotions of everyday life can create blockages in the chakras, the same applies to the meridians. The meridians are the energy highways of our bodies and blockages will have a similar effect to an accident on a motorway creating a stillstand in traffic. In particular chronic stress, anger, fear, sadness etc. will create blockages that can have an impact on both our mental and physical health.