There’s so much hokey content out there. There’s a very good reason that New Age ideas get little respect. When you hear about some pricey course or training to help you “balance” or “align” your chakras, then you should run very quickly.
Your chakras are not out of balance. Chakras are energy portals or points on your subtle physical body; they are real to the extent that you can perceive them with the right practices. Your chakras may be something you’re not aware of right now but that does not mean they don’t exist — and it definitely does not mean they’re out of whack.
Sometimes people who are starting a chakra-based meditation practice may have difficulty feeling their chakras, which is a symptom of being new to the practice. Or, sometimes, there’s an unwillingness to deal directly with that part of your physiological makeup. For example, if someone cannot easily perceive the heart chakra and feels blocked there, then that may be because they’ve experienced a lot of emotional trauma and they’re unwilling to look at that pain for fear of unleashing it again. Heartpain is very difficult, so understandably they may not want to go there quite yet. They can continue practicing the meditation on the heart chakra and over time they will loosen up and find the courage to go deeper. In this sense, you could say that there’s scar tissue built up over the chakra, but that’s just a way of talking about it. The chakra itself is still there, alive and kicking and in full balance with itself and with every other chakra in your being. It’s just that THE EGO is not ready to let go and be free.
There’s even more risk when you come across someone who promises to teach you how to manifest things through the chakras. I saw some social media posting about using specific mantras to attract money or sex into your life. Uhhh…. That sounds awfully close to certain types of black magic, and it’s not what I would ever recommend!
A true meditation practice involves surrender. It’s about letting go of the identities you hold so dear — falsely. Those identities are what get caught up in the “need” for sex or money. If you’re focusing on attracting power into your life — which is exactly what sex and money are about — then that is incredibly risky. That’s engaging and empowering the separate false sense of “I” — the ego. It’s not about letting go of the illusion and letting Eternity flow through.
When intention is right, then Eternity takes care of the rest.
If you think your chakras are out of balance, then in that sense you’d be correct: Your THINKING is what’s causing an imbalance. The thinking itself creates obstruction.
But chakras are just there.
In advanced stages of deep meditation, then yes there can be intense movement of energy through the chakras. The lack of this movement does not mean there’s something wrong with the chakras or that some type of balancing is needed.
A practice focusing specifically on quietening the mind and going within and letting Eternity be there without grabbing and controlling and trying to manipulate is likely going to be the most beneficial, in terms of allowing yourself to experience who you are, within and behind and underneath all the talk of the chakras.
Chakras may be interesting but as with all the other New Age mumbo jumbo, there’s a lot of misinformation and truly bad ideas floating around out there. Be careful who you listen to as you continue your inner explorations.
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