We are All Energy
Quantum physics has proven that if you go deep into the workings of an atom, you see that there is nothing there -just energy waves. Those energy waves can be measured and the effects seen. They are not a material reality, they have no substance because they are just electricity.
Science has now embraced that the universe and all things in it is made of pure energy. We are made up of billions upon billions of atoms. Atoms are continuously giving off, and absorbing light and energy all the time and never stops, even while we are sleeping. Every cell in our body has atoms lined up in such as way that it has a negative and positive voltage, so every cell in our body is actually a miniature battery!
Each cell has 1.4 volts of energy which isn’t that much but, when you multiply the number of cells in your body (50 Trillion) you get a total of 700 trillion volts of electricity! This energy in our bodies is called “Chi”or “Universal Life Force Energy".
What is "Chi" or "Life Force Energy?"
Life Force Energy, also known as: "Chi", "Ki" or "Prana" it is what every living thing is filled with, it is what makes us alive and animated, and it is what leaves our body's when we die. Life force energy nourishes the cells and organs of the body and supports their vital functions. We replenish this energy through our breath, sleep, sun, healthy foods, prayer, meditation, and energy healing modalities such as Reiki and Shiatsu Massage give a super boost of this energy needed to help our bodies to clear unwanted negative energies, recharge and heal.
What is an Aura?
People who see auras have often reported seeing a kind of luminous radiation surrounding an individual, usually consisting of one or several colors. We now know that the aura, or auric field is actually the electromagnetic field which emanates from all things. A persons aura and the colors in it are constantly changing depending on your thoughts, belief systems, emotions, experiences, and other peoples energy that are around you. Everybody has felt the aura at some point in their lives. Your aura is your “personal space” and when someone who’s energy you do not like is near, you want to back away. Or the opposite when someone you love is near and you want to be close to them. It is because of your aura that makes someone turn to look at us across a crowded room. Or when someone enters a room with angry or joyful energy how we can "feel" it and it can sometimes rub off on us.
The auric field has been studied with scientific instruments for over 50 years and the aura and chakras can be captured using Kirlian Photography; a special camera that takes pictures of energy emitting from all things. Although the topic of auric fields seems quite “new age” it is actually as old as the earth and cultures from thousands of years ago had this wisdom and applied it to their lives for healing and maintaining their health.
What are Chakras?
“Chakra” is a Sanskrit word from Ancient India and means “wheel of light”. Chakras are vortexes of energy that spin and take in energy into our bodies, create energy, and also send energy out into our environment. There are 7 main chakras that start at the base of the spine and reach all the way up to the crown which governs all physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of our lives. The Chakras are a well organized system that keeps the life force flowing properly in our bodies. When something happens in our lives to impede the flow of life force energy (for example: stress, anger, grief, trauma, other peoples energy) the Chakras can slow down activity and energy becomes sluggish and even stagnant. If this situation is temporary, the energy will resume its natural flow. If the situation continues for some time, the chakras need stimulation to become active again. Our health and well being depends on active chakras. If a chakra is not functioning properly (because of stuck energy within) It can prevent Life Force Energy, or "Chi" from reaching that particular part of the body that it governs.
When one or more Chakras are blocked, you can feel tired, ill, unbalanced, depressed, angry, frustrated, unconfident, unmotivated, scattered, anxious or fearful. When your Chakras are open and balanced, you feel healthy, happy, confident, loving, inspired, successful, balanced and feel amazing! Chakra health is very important to your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health!
BASE (ROOT) CHAKRA
The Base chakra is located at the base of the spine at the tailbone in back, and the pubic bone in front. This center holds the basic needs for survival, security and safety. The root chakra is powerfully related to our contact with the Earth Mother, providing us with the ability to be grounded into the earth plane. This is also the center of manifestation. When you are trying to make things happen in the material world, business or material possessions, the energy to succeed will come from the first chakra. If this chakra is blocked an individual may feel fearful, anxious, insecure and frustrated especially regarding money, material things and survival. The Root Chakra anchors itself to the earth when we are patient, resourceful and hopeful about our lives. Remaining positive and open to possibilities strengthens the Root Chakra and allows for stability and inner strength. If unbalanced, you may have pain or trouble in body parts including the hips, legs, lower back and sexual organs.
The Sacral Chakra is located two inches below the navel and is rooted into the spine. This energy center promotes our ability to enjoy life in physical ways. It governs our vital well-being, our sense of deserving of a good life. This center holds the basic needs for sexuality, creativity and self-worth. This chakra is also about intimacy, and emotions and If emotions go unexpressed this Chakra can become imbalanced. The Sacral Chakra’s function is contingent upon the degree we care for and value ourselves. If we feel we are deserving of the good things around us, this chakra opens to receive pleasure and abundance. If we doubt our right to pleasure, this chakra becomes depleted. Physical problems may include, kidney weakness, stiff lower back, Sciatica, constipation, fertility, problems with belly body parts including: sexual organs, kidneys, bladder, and large intestine.
SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA
The third chakra is referred to as the Solar Plexus Chakra. It is located two inches below the breastbone in the center behind the stomach. The third chakra is the center of personal power, the place of ego , of passions, impulses, anger and strength. It rules all aspects of our personality, especially our sense of self-worth, self esteem and personal identity. this center is directly related to self-value, a primary quality in our relationships with others and the world around us. The Solar Plexus Chakra hold the energy of passion, which affects how we approach the world. It controls our basic instinct in our relationships to events and people. When balanced you may feel cheerful, outgoing, have self-respect, expressive, enjoy taking on new challenges, and have a strong sense of personal power. When the Third Chakra is out of balance you may lack confidence, be confused, worry about what others think, feel that others are controlling your life, be sensitive to criticism, have trust issues, and may be depressed and very stressed. Physical problems may include digestive difficulties, liver problems, diabetes, nervous exhaustion, food allergies, eating disorders, and extreme stress. The body parts for this chakra include the stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, intestines, Adrenal Glands and middle spine.
The fourth chakra is located behind the breast bone in front and on the spine between the shoulder blades in back. This is the center for love, compassion and forgiveness. This center directs one¹s ability to love themselves and others, to give and to receive love. This is also the chakra connecting body and mind with spirit. Almost everyone today has experienced a hurt, or broken heart. If we don’t heal these wounds and let the emotions go we can created blockages in this chakra. This is where people can hold onto negative emotions such as hatred, resentment, bitterness, grief and anger. Many people carry their tension in the upper back and shoulder area for this reason. When we release these emotions through “forgiveness” This chakra will be opened up and able to breath and start to heal. When this chakra is balanced you may feel compassionate, friendly, empathetic, desire to nurture others and see the good in everyone. When this chakra is out of balance you may feel sorry for yourself, paranoid, indecisive, afraid of letting go, afraid of getting hurt, or unworthy of love. Some physical illnesses include heart problems, high blood pressure, insomnia, lung conditions, breast cancer. Body parts for the fourth chakra include heart, lungs, circulatory system, shoulders, and upper back.
The fifth chakra is located below the adams apple at the lower neck and is the center of communication, sound, and expression of creativity through thought, speech, and writing. The throat chakra is one of our emotional centers. The ‘lump in your throat’ phenomenon during sadness is a physical expression of how some of our emotions are stored in the base of your throat which is the location of this chakra. It is often blocked with suppressed feelings, unspoken emotions and unexpressed ideas. Clearing this chakra requires a deep commitment to the truth, as well as living from integrity. When it is healed, strength flourishes and directs the life force toward creativity and self-expression. The Throat Chakra covers the area of the external and internal throat and neck as well as the mouth, teeth and jaw. It is very connected to the Thyroid Gland. Some physical illnesses or ailments include, hypo and hyper-thyroid, autoimmune disorders, sore throat, lump in throat, constant tickle or cough, gum disease, TMJ. When this chakra is balanced you may feel balanced, centered, musically or artistically inspired, and may be a good speaker or communicator.
THIRD EYE CHAKRA
The sixth chakra is located above the physical eyes on the center of the forehead. This is the center for psychic ability, higher intuition, the energies of spirit and light. The purpose of the Third Eye Chakra is to offer us wisdom, discernment, imagination, intuition, clairvoyance and knowledge. As we gain life experience, this chakra develops and strengthens our spirit. Through the power of the sixth chakra, you can receive guidance and tune into your Higher Self. When it is fully activated, this chakra stimulates both right and left hemispheres of the brain to merge grounded logical thinking with intuition and imagination. Through this merging of left and right brain, we can take a creative and intuitive idea and manifest it into something tangible and real. It is about manifesting our dreams into reality. This chakra controls body parts such as the eyes, ears, face, sleep, brain, Pineal Gland and Pituitary Gland (A.K.A the “Master Gland” because it controls many different processes in the body). When this chakra is blocked it can lead to hormonal problems, impaired memory, confusion, feelings lack of direction, neurological disorders, disorders of the eyes or ears, frequent headaches.
The seventh chakra is located at the center top of your head. It is the center of spirituality, enlightenment, dynamic thought and energy. It allows for the inward flow of wisdom, and brings the gift of cosmic consciousness. This is also the center of connectedness with the Goddess (God), the place where life animates the physical body. When our Crown Chakra is open and clear, we feel connected to life, to our souls, to the universe and we feel joy. The Crown Chakra is also about intuition and connection to your soul. If the crown chakra becomes blocked, we may feel unconnected spiritually and as though we are living without any direction or purpose. There are many physical ailments and dis-eases that seem to continually surface without a root trigger or cause, it is likely to be an out-of-balance crown chakra, as this chakra affects the six energy systems below, and practically your entire being. A blocked crown chakra can lead to depression, anxiety, nervous system disorders, hormonal disorders, muscular disorders, energetic disorders, headaches, depression, chronic exhaustion without a cause and extreme sensitivities to light and sound.