posted on pathjoy in response to : What is spiritual chakra? And how can it help me?
Now.. I wasn’t sure if ..well read the top of the post. Anyways.. this is a little offbeat for this joint but.. yam spiritual, ya feel?!
First of all I would like to see who posts these questions, whether it is a real person or a robot that creates badly written questions based on some criteria. Don’t get me wrong.. if a real person wants to know something and I can help.. I’m all in. On the other hand if a robot is creating these questions in order to build content for this or a network of sites the I will be somewhat aggravated as should everyone else who takes the time to write an insightful answer. Look at the question.. I only mention because I am familliar with the above mentioned technique as a webmaster. As to the question..
Yes, 7 main chakras as mentioned. From the base of the spine to the top of the head. The Merkaba (the star of David) is a representation of 2 triangles as ‘arrows’ pointing up and down while overlapping. This signifies (one thing it signifies anyways) the raising of energy upwards from the lower chakras (Base needs, fight or flight, raw sexuality, raw energy or sea of chi at 3rd) towards the more ‘refined’ upper 4 chakras starting with the Heart chakra. The 2nd triangle pointing down is, I believe, an indicator to us that one should apply the lessons and energy of the higher chakras to mediate the raw/crass energy of the lower 3. The chakras also correspond with the 12 main meridians or energy pathways that connect our organs and carry Chi / ki/ qi etc.. throughout the subtle body. This is seen in accupressure/puncture/reiki/shiatsu. Also the practise of raising the Kundalini using Tantric Yoga or Sex Yoga (It is used not for base sexual gratification, rather as a means of ‘uniting’ 2 souls and raising the consciousness of the pair through what would appear to a passer by as very boring looking sex) The aim is to cleanse each chakra, starting at the base and gradually moving up through all chakras until the pathway is clear and ready (awakening the kundalini without working through all chakras first can lead to ‘failed awakening’ and/or possibly harm to ones mental stability). Not to worry thought.. it is unlikely that you will awaken the Snake inadvertently.
I’d also mention the lesser chakras in palms of the hands and soles of the feet.. For instance, Reiki supposes the entry of energy through the crown chakra which then flows from the hands of the practitioner to the subject. One might experience this as heat or cool or tingling or as a feeling of magnetism either pushing apart or drawing together. One might experiment with this by tickling the center on the palns gently to bring notice to the spot then hold the hands 3inches apart and move them slowly towards and away from each other or in small circular motions while recalling the tickle feeling and imagining light or energy emanating from each palm.. One might also run a hand above the heart, solar plexus or above and below the belly button (or any other chakra). One might do this after meditation or while laying in bed before sleep. Pets also seem to appreciate good energy and don’t need to be asked if they will accept your ‘attention’.
Sorry if this answer is a bit choppy.. trying to write a short generic bit on chakras is difficult. Basic chakra work can be as easy as visualizing each, starting from the base, as their colours, vibrant and clear or as pure golden spinning disks. Best to have some guidance though, energy work is not to be taken lightly.:)