Energy Centres (Chakras)
An introduction to chakras by Robert Bruce.
The primary energy centres (chakras) are the non-physical organs of the energy body. There are at least seven primary centres, and over three hundred secondary and minor centres, scattered throughout the human body. All together, they form a complex network of non-physical energy components. These are all joined together by interconnecting pathways, or meridians.
These centres, and their interconnecting pathways (meridians) were charted by the Chinese, and other Eastern races, thousands of years ago.
Modern versions of these charts are still widely used today, in many types of alternative medicine and body work, i.e. acupuncture and reflexology.
Primary energy centres are attached to major internal organs, glands, nerve ganglia and the spinal cord. Secondary and minor energy centres are attached to joints, glands and nerve clusters, throughout the body.
There are active centres - transforming and manipulating energy - feeding other energy centres and taking care of life processes - both physical and non-physical. There are storage centres, communication centres, and centres designed to absorb energy from other energy sources around us.
Some Energy Sources
Food, water, oxygen, sunlight, planetary energy, cosmic energy, love, sex, music. Some of these energy sources are very subtle, but all are necessary for us to live a balanced life.
Energy centres are invisible to the naked eye but can be felt, quite strongly, when they are active (as a pulsing, thrumming sensation) . When energy is consciously drawn from one centre to another, through the connecting meridians, this can be felt as: A rushing water sensation, a spreading warmth, a tingling feeling, or a combination of these. Energy centres (chakras) can also be seen - with auric and clairvoyant sight - as whirling vortexes of intensely coloured light.
Every energy centre has important individual functions, in the energy body. It also works in conjunction with all the other major and minor centres. Each centre is an individual, but integral part of the energy body. They all work together, for the good of the whole energy body; just as all the physical organs, brain, heart, liver, kidneys, glands, etc, work together for the good of the whole physical body.
The energy body is extremely complex. It is, in a way, similar to an electronic device. Energy flows into the electronic device, and on through connecting pathways (meridians) that are etched into the circuit board. These connecting pathways (meridians) carry energy on to all it's electronic components, (chakras) , diodes, resistors, capacitors, etc. Energy is continually being changed, enhanced and transformed, by these components; to serve a multitude of different purposes, required by the device, as a whole unit, to function properly.
A single energy centre, is very much like a single electronic component. It takes in energy from the components around it, and changes the value of it. It enhances this energy, in various ways, transforming it into something different, that is needed by the whole unit.
Each energy centre (chakra) takes in the different types of energy it requires, from other energy centres in the energy body, and generates a completely different type of energy - with a different value and colour - according to what is required.
The strength of each primary energy centre, in any particular person, depends upon that person's individual makeup; their nature, health and life style, as well as their spiritual, moral and psychic development. The energy generated by all the chakras at once, is reflected into the aura, mixing together and causing the dominant hue of the aura. This, dominant hue, is the part of the aura most commonly seen with auric sight.
The Seven Primary Energy Centres (major chakras):
1. Each primary is best thought of as - roughly the size of your hand.
2. Each primary has more than one functioning part (or petal).
3. The exact location of sensations felt, when a primary centres is active will vary slightly - depending on what part of that centre (or petal) is active. For example, the spleen centre is usually felt between the tummy button and pubic line. The brow centre is often felt between the eyebrows, instead of on the actual brow.
Copyright © 1990 by Robert Bruce. This article was taken from Training To See Auras. Visit www.astraldynamics.com for more of Robert Bruce's work.