We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Since we are spiritual beings, we should also use our tools of creation (chakras) to bring our heaven (the origin of our being) to earth. We can only let creation (the creative implementation in our lives) become reality, when we recognize ourselves as spiritual beings, as creators. Mother Earth helps us to come from our heaven to earth. We should listen to her. Agni
The word chakra is a word in Sanskrit that translates as energy wheel. Chakras are energy centers in the body that absorb life force – Prana – from the universe and distribute it through the Nadis – energy channels – to the nervous system, the endocrine glands and through the cardiovascular system.
We have 7 main chakras. Each chakra is linked to a certain area of our lives and has a meaning for our body, mind and soul. They serve as mirrors of our state of consciousness and show us where we stand and which topics want to be addressed.
The lower 3 chakras (1, 2, 3) are known as the lower triangle; the upper three (5, 6, 7), as the upper triangle. The 4th chakra, the heart chakra builds the bridge between the two triangles. It is the place of transformation from the “I” to the “We,” from the individual to the universal.
The chakras of the lower triangle are concerned with elimination and are balanced by the chakras of the upper triangle, which represent multiplication, creation and refinement. As with a tree: If the root system is healthy, the leaves can grow and flourish. By opening up the chakras and balancing them through concentration and exercise, it is possible to connect to a greater source of energy, from which we all come and to which we will return eventually.
The first 5 chakras relate to the following elements:
earth, water, fire, air and ether. The higher chakras correspond to the more ethereal realms. Each chakra resonates with a certain frequency and a certain spectrum of infinite light. Therefore, each chakra has a unique color. Red light pulsates slower and is assigned to the first chakra. Then, we have orange, yellow, green, light blue, indigo and purple.
Many spiritual disciplines, such as yoga, meditation and different healing systems like Ayurveda have recognized the significance of the chakras for many millennia, and recently western body therapies have begun to become more aware of their importance as well. A growing number of health conscious and spiritual people are opening themselves to this ancient knowledge and applying it in their daily life.
When the chakras work smoothly and regularly with their light expanded, we feel balanced, healthy and content. The expansion of the chakras depends on many factors. The aura and the chakras are an expression of our consciousness. By working with the chakras, we can harmonize, clean and heal them. This in turn influences our state of consciousness, our unity with ourselves and our spirituality. You can work with the chakras, for instance with Chakra-Meditations.
The rainbow cycle of the chakras
You find yourself in the rainbow cycle until you consciously use the different levels of creation and become your own creator.
The seven main chakras are found along the axis of the body, extending from front to back and along the spine, up to the head.
1. Root chakra (base chakra)
The root chakra is located at the perineum. Its resonating color is red, and its related element is earth.
It is connected to our primal instincts, like our basic survival needs for food, security, warmth, protection and home, for belonging and for a calling. The root chakra’s main themes revolve around security and stability. It is related to the connection to earth, to whether we have both feet on the ground. We receive protection and warmth through the warmth of Mother Earth, and consequently develop basic trust. The root chakra is the center of our power of creation and ability to regenerate. Our life force, that nourishes all of the cells of our body, is stored there. At the bottom of our spine the themes are survival, trust and life itself. The root chakra represents our view of ourselves, of our earthly existence. It is the basis of our existence, our experience of the “I am” and enables our soul to exist within a body.
We receive our sexual energy as well as the energy for growth from our lowest chakra. We grow when we can bring our visions to life. Thus, responsibility is an important theme for the root chakra. What we create needs to be in harmony with the laws of the universe and mother earth as well as serve her.
When the first chakra is out of balance or blocked, it can show as addiction, mistrust, fear, insecurity, egotism, diminished self-worth and, physiologically, as constipation.
When this chakra is balanced, it is easily recognized through high self-esteem, a feeling of being centered, secure, loyal, grounded and stable, as well as through regular bowel movements.
A healthy root chakra empowers us to meet life without fears, to flow with the flow of life and to engage in experiences through which our soul can grow.
2. Navel chakra (Sacral chakra)
The orange navel chakra lies about a hand’s width below the belly button, and its affiliated element is water.
The main issues linked to the navel chakra are courage and the strength to master daily life, to express one’s own creative energy, our experience of the world, the creative power of manifestation, experience through inner knowledge and the acknowledgement of our own potential. Aliveness, zest for life, being in one’s flow of life as well as a healthy relationship to sensuality and sexuality are all indicative of a balanced navel chakra.
When we are restricted in our creative expression or in our vitality, blockages can manifest in the navel chakra. When this chakra is hurt, it usually concerns topics of power and powerlessness. These traumas often arose in the times of Lemuria, when original aspects of knowledge could no longer be expressed. These events continue to impact us today and many spiritually-aware people feel powerless because they still abide by the old dogma that they are not allowed to use their knowledge.
Today, however, we find that accepting our own inborn power can help us to set things in motion again.
When the navel chakra is blocked, negative emotions like anger, guilt, shame and jealousy, which reside there, can lead to hurtful behaviors, thus having a negative influence on our health. The liver, pancreas, spleen, digestive and immune system, as well as all glands that are linked to our metabolism, can be harmed. The pituitary gland, which is located in our 6th chakra, connects to the 2nd chakra. When each chakra influences the other in a positive way, we experience our sexuality as a way of uniting the infinite with the finite, the body with the mind. The connection of creative power with passion, found in the 2nd chakra, is one of the reasons why we find so many artist with spirited personalities. Our attitude towards money is also linked to the 2nd chakra. When it is in balance, money flows with ease into our life. When it is blocked, it can manifest as sexual perversion. We also see imbalances in the 2nd chakra in a tendency toward superficial relationships, impotence, frigidity, feelings of shame regarding one’s body and sexuality, and physiologically, in urinary tract problems and lower back pain. When energy flows freely in this area, it manifests in true intimacy, mature relationships, creativity, lust for life, willingness to share, patience and a positive, relaxed attitude towards sexuality.
3. Solar plexus chakra
The solar plexus chakra is located on level with the end of the coastal arch, in the middle of the upper abdomen, just below the solar plexus. It resonates with the color yellow, with the emotional and mental body and processes the information of these levels of experience. Fire is the corresponding element. The organs and glands that are connected to the solar plexus chakra include the liver, gallbladder, spleen, the upper digestive organs, and the pancreas.
The main topics of the solar plexus chakra are: peace, inner calmness, stability, and self-confidence. It is about balance as well as the inner peace you find by occupying your own place and finding unity with the flow of life. People who are in peace with themselves and who have taken their own place are automatically giving permission to others to do the same.
Fears that block the solar plexus chakra are the fear of losing control, fear of anger and the fear of criticism and failure. When we are not positively supported, criticized in a constructive way or sincerely praised, we get hurt on this level.
Going back through human history, we can see that the injury of the solar plexus chakra is closely linked to the downfall of Atlantis. When polarity emerged in the world, many of Atlantis’ inhabitants had to hide in darkness in order to keep their light. This process has lasted for the last 26.000 years. With the coming of Jesus, a lot of the old karma was able to be resolved. Yet, there are still many people who lived in the time of Atlantis, who believe they cannot accept healing for themselves, since they incurred guilt and are therefore feel unworthy of being healed.
The solution for this is to embrace our own shadow and to integrate it as a part of us. Our shadow is what drives us to seek the light.
When this chakra is in balance, it shows as inner equilibrium, reliability, clear sense of identity and feeling of self-worth, inspiration, good health and leadership qualities.
When the 3rd chakra is blocked or unbalanced, it might appear as anger, greed, shame, despair, obstacles everywhere, not enough strength or spontaneity, a craving for recognition, and physiologically, as problems with the liver, gallbladder or pancreas.
4. Heart chakra
The heart chakra is found in the middle of the chest, in the center, close to the thymus gland. The color of the chakra is green, its element, air.
This chakra corresponds to the causal energy body, which carries the feelings from all incarnations. The heart chakra has a strong connection to the hands, which symbolizes the ability to touch, to embrace, to give and receive.
The positive topics of the heart chakra are unconditional love, charity, inner truth, devotion, thankfulness, healing, relationship, joy of heart, sensitivity, harmony, compassion, and being nonjudgmental. It also relates to themes of pain, grief, forgiveness and karma. The heart chakra is mostly about the development of self-love and the connection to universal love. A developed heart is a good foundation for a grown up relationship and the heart quality is also needed as a foundation of good leadership. People, who have developed their heart chakra fully can be or become good leaders. They are authentic and truthful, with the ability to create a work environment in which everyone can find their place according to their strengths and in which there is a great sense of collegiality.
Leaders who lead from the heart, who can really see the qualities in others have natural authority and are naturally respected by others.
Blockages in the heart chakra are often caused by the fear of heart break, the fear of vulnerability, the fear to open up and receive love. Loss, rejection, betrayal, grief, lovesickness, separation, divorce and sorrow are experiences that can leave deep traumas and blockages in the heart chakra, if they aren’t processed. Strong emotional pain, which appears as mistrust of people and life, and the complete refusal or inability to give and receive love can also block the heart chakra, as well as grudges and feelings of vindictiveness due to experienced pain. All our experiences with love are stored in the heart chakra. The heart is the home of the pure, unconditional love of our soul, which accepts all people and events without judgment.
Here is the opening for a higher consciousness. When this chakra is blocked, it shows as attachment, dependency on the love and affection of others, doubting love, fear of rejection, hatred or aggression, loneliness, sorrow, and, physiologically, as heart and lung problems. When this center is out of balance, we give to those who do not deserve or want what we have to share.
When this chakra is in balance, it manifests as humility, unconditional love for all, the ability to see God in everything, harmonious relationships, acceptance of everything just as it is, compassion, friendliness and the willingness to give.
When we understand that we ourselves are the source of love, we can end our search for an external source. The heart chakra is the key to our healing and spiritual growth. Until recently, the heart has been vulnerable to only a few diseases, e.g. not cancer. Now, we find that the heart is increasingly burdened by diseases such as cancer. Cancer is always a sign of not taking care of a part of oneself. This happens either as refusal to carry one’s light or by attracting more light than one can carry. The heart chakra is the intersection of space and time. Here we can experience unity. That is why the heart chakra, according to Agni Eickermann, will play a central role for human development in the next 26.000 years.
5. Throat chakra
The throat chakra lies at the highest point of the sternum, a little bit beneath the larynx. It is light blue. The element is ether. It influences the thyroid gland which influences and balances the whole nervous system, metabolism, muscle control and body temperature.
The main topics of the throat chakra are self-expression, communication, expansion and manifestation. The throat chakra is at the level of giving oneself space, the seat of our uniqueness and individuality. It is the connection of head and heart in action, meaning it is our ability to manifest ideas and spiritual plans. Here, we can open to the subtle realms and have access to our intuition. The throat chakra is mainly about the ability to communicate and to express oneself to others, as well as the ability to achieve clarity on the inside and outside. The clearer the throat chakra, the clearer our communication through authentic (body-) language and the transmission of our ideas and visions as well as their execution.
If the throat chakra is blocked, we often lack the authentic self-expression of our soul. This can show as shyness, frustration with an inability to express oneself, insecurity, fear of the opinion and the judgment of others, lethargy, inner conflict, being brutally honest and, physiologically, as problems of the voice, throat, neck and thyroid gland.
These kinds of blockages often develop in young adults when self-expression is suppressed. The fear of expressing oneself, fear of rejection, fear of committing oneself and fear of confrontation can all block our throat chakra.
These problems can be addressed by connecting with our own truth. Thereby we regain self-determination, independence and freedom of the soul. Healing our throat chakra starts with learning to trust our own inner messages.
Signs of a balanced throat chakra include always speaking the truth, honoring one’s word, authenticity, knowledge, the ability to communicate effectively, to inspire, to teach and embody God’s will.
6. Brow chakra (Third eye)
The brow chakra lies in the middle of our forehead, a little bit above the point between the eyes. It resonates with the color indigo. It is the center of wisdom and perception. Here, we find the pituitary gland, the master gland. Here, we achieve unity with our personality as well as our intuition, the direction that we want to give our life. The main energy channels come together here to enable perception, clarity, clairvoyance, visions, fantasy, presence, visualization and telepathy.
The blue of the brow chakra helps you to have visions and to bring thought processes to the point. With it, you can recognize the right way, have good foresight, get an overview of situations and implement your visions. The clearer the development of this chakra, the more it is in unity with the cosmic frequencies and consequently, you make fewer wrong decisions.
When this chakra is in balance, it expresses itself as developed intuition, clairvoyance, fantasy, concentration, visions, decisiveness, independent development of the spiritual self, and a deep understanding of one’s life purpose.
An unbalanced brow chakra manifests as confusion, depression, denial of spirituality and overemphasis of the intellect.
The brow chakra is also about our willpower. It is not advisable yet to open the brow chakra, according to Agni Eickermann, since an overabundance of willpower and intellect would be created at this time. At present, we are only using 10% of the capability of our mind. Thinking is a flow of energy, a process, which is closely linked to various levels of being. The head is part of the heart, which means thinking is a serving process.
7. Lotus chakra (crown chakra)
The lotus chakra is located above the cusp of the head. The connected gland is the pineal gland, and the chakra’s color is purple.
The main topics of the lotus chakra are awareness of unity and divine guidance. The lotus chakra opens at the top. It relates to the connection of the human with the divine, to enlightenment and divine love, to devotion instead of action.
The more devoted we are, the closer we are connected to the higher sources of power of intuition and the streams of the universe. They flow in through the lotus chakra, always able to supply us with energy in every moment. Giving and taking are experienced as a process of receiving and creating. If this process is in balance, we have the power to realize why we are here.
The lotus chakra is the completion of the rainbow cycle. (The rainbow cycle is the cycle of development for the human on earth. The completion of the emotional body means that we are devoid of passion, feelings yes – emotions none, detachment). It connects us to our heaven. Often we aren’t aware of the presence of our lotus chakra in everyday life, since it has little presence in the body. In contrast to the other chakras we can barely influence it consciously. Situations in which we become aware of our lotus chakra are when we feel dizzy or fall unconscious. In these situations, our energy body is readjusting to our physical body.
In former times the crown chakra was mostly only active in times of meditation or times of transformation. Today, however there is a light structure above the heads of some people. The lotus chakra has a tendency to change color. In the rainbow cycle it is purple. In active form, in strong transformational processes in which we focus our light and stabilize it in the lotus chakra, to invite our heaven to earth, it is often white. The white light is a light of no polarity. In it, we are in God and God is in us.
The 7th chakra has two key qualities, which are devotion and humility: two qualities which fill us when we bow before eternity. This is the reason that many traditions practice the act of bowing, in which the crown chakra is brought completely down to Earth.
Circulation and prana collect at the 7th chakra. Through bowing, practitioners experience a new feeling of openness and power. You can unite spontaneously with the rhythm of the universe. If this chakra is blocked, it often manifests as fear of death, doubt and the denial of spiritual life.
When it is unblocked, we experience the feeling that ALL is ONE, bliss, samadhi, unity, enlightenment and the connection with the unknown.
Harmonization and Healing
Exercises for the awareness of the Chakras by Agni Eickermann
Awareness of the light body can be achieved through an exercise that compresses the chakras.
it is easiest for us to feel the size of our chakras when we compress them. When we do this with the following exercise, we have the opportunity to experience our own quality of “I am.” The seven chakras, which link/connect our physical body with our light body express themselves in a rainbow cycle. In this way, we experience ourselves as part of creation. All that we can touch, smell and taste is usually made of the seven colors of the rainbow. The rainbow cycle also has a physiological connection to our endocrine system.
Exercise to compress the Chakras
In front of each chakra, bring your hands apart to expand the chakra, starting at the root. Then, bring the hands together again, thereby compressing the chakra.
When we do this exercise, the chakras will usually feel different. Sometimes it is comfortable to compress a chakra, because it has expanded to such a degree that it is no longer tangible. It might also be uncomfortable to compress a chakra, since the density of the body is foreign to the aspect of the light body.
Modification of the exercise for men: ☺
As described above, expand and compress the chakras in front of the body. Then, take the compressed chakra and hold it in front of your forehead. Start by holding the root chakra 2 cm in front of the third eye. Proceed to hold each subsequent chakra an extra 2cm from the third eye: the sacral chakra is held 4 cm the third eye, the solar plexus chakra, 6 cm distance and so on. The space of the compressed chakra will thus be more controllable. In this way, it becomes easier to make the connection. This helps us to recognize more easily that the energy body is part of us and that we can communicate with it.
Human development on earth
The Earth has, in many ways, a parallel development to that of the beings on Earth. However, in some regards she is ahead of us in her development. Creation can only continue to unfold when we are in harmony with the Earth. Earth is already capable of carrying the Light of Christ, a universal love, independent of religion. The Earth gives birth to this Light out of herself. We can take part in the Light she produces, since it makes it easier to undergo the current transformations we’re experiencing. Currently, polarizations and dichotomies (poor vs. rich, fear vs. trust) are making themselves more and more obvious. This is only a step on the way to unity.