The Ultimate Guide to Chakra Meditation:
How to Activate and Balance the 7 Chakras

BY JERRIANN J. TABER, PH.D.

7-Chakra-Meditation-energy-body-radiationregularly practicing chakra meditation is one of the best and most effective ways to balance the 7 chakras.

The purpose of this article and my book, The Rapid Healing Technique, is to “enlighten” you. Enlightenment means to be in knowledge of. I authored them to give you knowledge to transform your life, remove fears that are

blockages that keep you from knowing who you really are, a divine child of God, and what your purpose is in life. The Rapid Healing Technique as a whole and the chakra meditation I present in this excerpt from the book is designed to give you your own power and to take your own responsibility on your spiritual journey to “Wholeness,” “Ascension” or “Oneness with God” (the ALL).

The Rapid Healing Technique along with the chakra meditation outlined below is a new way to process and heal negative emotions, remove blockages in the meridian system and clear and balance the human energetic system. This process can lead a person into a state of wholeness. Wholeness is achieved through a process of self-remembrance, re-collection and re-union. A person comes back into direct experience with himself or herself as a complete human being, referred by some as the “Higher Self,” “Soul,” “Superconscious”, “Higher Mind,” “I AM,” or “Wholeness” which is the union of all “selves.” In this state the conscious and unconscious are one and the person is able to radiate energy fully from all his or her centers of power and consciousness, which includes the 7 chakras. By clearing (removing/transforming) energy blockages and releasing energy trapped in the subtle energy system, an individual feels, recovers and consciously re-experiences old parts of self again that were lost in the original separation from God. In our journey through life many have stored up fear, pain, fear of pain, resentment, hurt and anger. The Rapid Healing Technique transforms negative emotions into love.

An In-Depth Guide to The Properties and Functions of the 7 Chakras

Just as there are 7 colors in the rainbow spectrum, 7 levels of consciousness, 7 ages of man and 7 notes on the western scale, there are 7 major chakras in the human body. There are five chakras outside the body that assist us in connecting to the universal field. The chakras are energy centers, transformers and gates that connect the meridian lines and the three auras surrounding the physical and subtle bodies. They are located along the spine and up into the head and can be activated and balanced with the chakra meditation outlined at the end of this article.

The 7 chakras in the human body sense the complete range of frequencies entering a person’s personal energy field. They process and distribute energy entering the auras and meridians transforming the frequencies into different sensations; namely, emotion, thought and physical sensations. This is done in the same way that the eye refracts light. Just as different frequencies of light that enter the brain are interpreted by the brain as different colors, the 7 chakras, by refracting subtle energy, break it down into impressions that radiate and impact on a person.

As transformers, the 7 chakras are organs of transmutation. They step the energy up or down as it enters from different energy sources into the subtle energy system depending on which body (physical, mental or emotional) is in a deficit position. So you can say that the transformers (chakras) balance the energy as it enters the subtle energy system. This is what occurs in spiritual healing. Excess energy from the emotional and mental bodies is transmuted to the physical body for healing itself.

Transmutation moves in four directions: up, down, in and out. The 7th chakra in the human body is a gate that transmutes energy downward from the spiritual planes, which are the highest frequencies that enter into a person’s energy field. Energy from the physical body can be transmuted upward for use in the higher bodies. Energy from surrounding energy fields can be transmuted as It passes through a person’s aura and enters into a particular chakra that is sensitive to its frequency. A person can project rays of energy outward from his or her chakra to another person’s energy field, transmuting it up or down depending of the vibration of the energy, often through specific types of chakra meditation.

chakra-diagram-in-the-bodythe chakra meditation walks you through the process of balancing the entire chakric energy system.

Hiroshi Motoyama tells us, “Thus the chakra is seen to be an intermediary for energy transfer and conversion between two neighboring dimensions of being, as well as a center facilitating the energy conversion between a body and its corresponding mind.”

The human energy system has twelve main chakras that all require balancing. We are mostly familiar with the 7 chakras in our body. For our purposes I will list them accordingly.

The First: Muladhara

The first of the 7 chakras in the human body, called the root or base chakra, is located at the base of the spine in the area of the coccyx. It is the only major chakra whose larger opening is to the rear. There is a smaller opening in front at the base of pubic bone. This chakra opens downward toward the earth connecting us to our physical environment and the earth. When a person is grounded, energy from the earth enters the subtle energy system and gives us the feeling of being connected to the planet, Mother Earth. The root chakra is feminine (yin) by nature and is polarized negatively. It is the chakra that governs understanding of the physical dimension. It glows a fiery red color. Each chakra when open and clear through chakra meditation and other practices has a gift from spirit. The gift from balancing the root chakra is spatial or unlimited intuition.

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The root chakra is particularly important in the process of becoming whole because it is the seat of Kundalini (life force) and in the Taoist tradition, the starting point for the three principal meridians. Because the 7 chakra system begins at the base with the first chakra and at the opposite end opens at the seventh chakra, to maintain proper pressure within the system, the first chakra must be opened and balanced with the seventh chakra.

The Kundalini energy comes up naturally twice in a person’s life; first at puberty and then at menopause for both men and women. At both of these times there are hormonal changes occurring. At puberty it is bringing awareness of the vibration of our male and female chemistry. It brings a heightened sexual awareness and creativity. Each chakra in our body maintains the health of a particular section of the physical body and can be balanced with proper chakra meditations, among other things..

The first chakra in the human body controls the horizontal length from just below the buttocks to a point just above the sexual organs. There seems to be some conflict among sources of the functions of each chakra in relationship to the organs of the human body. They are presented here, but not all sources fully agree.

The first of the 7 chakras in the human body controls spinal column, excretion, digestion of food, vitality and sexual well-being (fertility), in men the testes, prostrate gland, in women the ovaries, the bones, muscles and blood, the internal organs and the adrenal glands. The adrenal gland is associated with fight or flight. It is the center of self survival and self-preservation, and proper chakra meditation enhances our capacity to have and hold and our power to attract material abundance.

When functioning well a person is comfortably grounded in his/her body, feels well, has great vitality, has a sense of security, safety, presence and confidence, is generous and giving and is affectionate with close acquaintances. If a person chronically experiences aches and pains and does not get enough to eat, life in general is stressing. He or she is over impulsive, has fits of cruelty, has self centered lust and needs a balancing of the first chakra in their body.

The following is an example of how an open or imbalanced first chakra can have an effect in a person’s life. An external, impersonal unexpected assessment bill is received.

The person in need of chakra meditation feels afflicted and very upset with the event. The person who is unblocked stays calm, and gets a windfall check or a timely raise to take care of the unexpected expense, is grounded and connected and knows that everything is in divine order.

The Second: Swadhishthana

The second of the 7 chakras, or the sexual chakra, also known as the sacral center is located just above the genitals in the pubic area, three inches below the navel. It regulates sexual energy, sexuality, sensuality and intimacy. It is the physical creative center. It controls the pelvic organs, the urinary tract, the bladder, the hips, legs and feet and energizes the sexual organs. It radiates the color orange, is feminine in gender (yin) and is polarized negatively. Its gift when open and clear is clairsentience (feeling). Through the second chakra meditation, a person experiences deep feelings of childlike wonder and a magical sensual nature for the world and everything in it. The world is a magical place. Unfortunately, this innocence and wonder is lost after puberty due to blockages in the second chakra because of taboos and restrictions relating to sexuality.

This chakra is the focus of a person’s earliest and most fundamental emotions, the basic sense of acceptance or rejection, the sense of belonging to a group or a family or being alone in the world, and the ease or difficulty a person has in connecting with God.

The Third: Manipura

The third of the 7 chakras in the human body, also known as the solar plexus, is located in the hollow area between the ribs, two to three inches above the navel and is the seat of personality. It is also known as the solar plexus heart center. The solar plexus chakra has front and back entry points. The back solar plexus chakra is located opposite the front solar plexus. It controls the horizontal section of the physical body located three to four and a half inches above the navel. It is known as the center of our creative power. It is part of our perceptual feeling. Intuitiveness comes in the form of gut reactions. The spiritual gift of this chakra meditation is sensitivity to vibrations from other people and places. It radiates the color yellow and is masculine in gender (yang) and is polarized positively.

A balanced third chakra controls the pancreas, liver, gall bladder, diaphragm, large intestine, appendix, stomach, small intestine, blood, lymph and to a certain degree other internal organs and other parts of the body. It is responsible for the assimilation of food. It acts as an emotional energy clearing house center and a cooling and heating system of the body. The third chakra has control over the solar plexus ganglia. It is the formative center of one’s personal power. It plays an important part in a person’s relationship to the world, to people, places, and things, their ability to belong and feel connected to others, to have long-term intimate relationships, the love of family, home and country.

When balancing the third chakra, a person has plenty of physical stamina and resilience, plenty of self-control and self-respect, self-love, self-esteem and self-worth.

There is value for self and others. In general, after third chakra meditation, a person has the ability to channel energy into doing whatever they want and whenever they want. Self-worth allows a person to use his or her personal power in a sound healthy manner for the benefit of self and others. He/she is able to move forward in life with ease and able to make major decisions confidently in business as well as other matters, always working out a win-win situation with mutual respect, being very flexible in all matters and looking at all sides of an issue.

When the third chakra has energy blocks of fear, anger, pain or fear of pain, a person experiences indecisiveness, a sense of inadequacy, anxiety that other people are out to take advantage of them. To compensate for this, people may become over competitive or become possessive in regard to friends and lovers. These are all signs they are in need of a healthy third chakra meditation.

The Fourth: Anahata

The fourth of the 7 chakras in the human body, known as the heart chakra, is the gateway between the lower and higher chakras. In classic Yogic texts it is known as the gateway to the soul. It is also known as the primary heart center. It is located in the center of the chest at the eighth cervical vertebra of the spine near the xiphoid process, the piece of cartilage at the base of the breastbone. It controls the horizontal section of the physical body about two fingers above the solar plexus extending to the collarbones. It radiates an emerald green in color; it is masculine in gender (yang) and is polarized positively.

The heart chakra has two entry points, the front and the back. The front chakra controls the pumping of the heart, thymus gland and the circulatory system. The thymus gland influences the immune system. The back chakra controls the lungs, the act of breathing and to a certain degree the heart. The act of breathing comprises the respiration of air and the circulation of the life force, prana. There is an actual location behind the physical heart where the breathing impulse originates. By stimulating or calming the heart chakra through meditation, the breathing rate can be slowed, quickened or made regular.

Those suffering from asthma or emphysema may find this information helpful. The heart chakra is the center through which we feel love. It is the center of compassion and connectedness to all things. The heart is the source of love, compassion and light, not only human love but Divine love, which the New Testament describes as the “rivers of living water.” An open heart knows how to forgive self and others, is able to surrender and have faith that what happens in any experience is for one’s best good and accepts “what is” in many situations in life as well as with personal relationships. The gift of the heart chakra meditation is increased empathy.

An open-heart center allows us to sense energy fields and atmospheres. With an open heart center a person can also project healing energy to another person affecting them in a positive way. This is what chakra balancing is. Using the heart center and the third eye, the sixth chakra, the healer draws energy (Prana) from the universe through the back chakra and mixes it with his or her personal energy and projects it through his or her front chakra to another person. A good place to send this energy is through the back heart chakra. The back heart chakra distributes the energy throughout the entire body, sending energy where it needs to go, balancing any deficits of energy.

Healing energy can also be projected to animals, plants and Mother Earth. There is another chakra, which I will call the thymus chakra; I will label it 4A. It is located above the heart chakra. The thymus chakra is connected to the thymus gland.

It regulates the immune system of the physical body. A balanced thymus chakra allows one to feel Universal or unconditional love, the feeling of brotherhood to all humans, peacefulness and a connectedness to all of humanity. An open and clear thymus chakra gives us the gift of telepathy. If the heart chakra is blocked, the function of the thymus chakra will be affected also weakening the immune system. The thymus chakra is pivotal in warding off major diseases in the physical body, and reflects the openness or the closed off manner in which we meet the world.  Imbalances are in part addressed by the chakra meditation at the end of the article.

On an emotional level the thymus gland represents feeling attacked by life, “They are out to get me.” Aids, which is an immune deficiency problem, represents feeling defenseless and hopeless, nobody cares, which is a symptom of a blocked first chakra, a strong belief in not being good enough, which is a symptom of a blocked third chakra, sexual guilt, which are blocks in the second chakra, denial of the self, which is represented by blocks in the fifth chakra. This example shows how imbalances in the 7 chakras in the human body come together and create dis-ease when you are in need of strong chakra meditation.

The heart chakra is the gateway to the emotional body. It is the regulator of a person’s emotional life. An open heart, balanced with the other 7 chakras in our body, is able to express joy, pain, fear and anger equally and completely. With an open heart a person appreciates life and experiences a oneness with the entirety of life. He or she approaches other people with the attitude that we’re all equally fit for our individual purpose in life. A person with an open heart has access to profound serenity no matter what is happening in the outside world.

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The difference between an open heart chakra and a heart chakra in need of balancing is that with an open heart there is no reaction behind the expression. The emotions have clarity and are clean, not dragging old baggage with them. They are expressed, released and gone. They are never accusatory or blaming. The feelings are kept on the situation and how it made one feel, very much the way young children are that are natural and undistorted. The gift of an open heart is empathy. Empathy is the ability to understand another’s experience because you have had a similar experience or to project yourself into the other person’s experience in order to understand.

Emotions cannot flow freely from a closed heart chakra; they come out distorted.

When a person is able to feel fully the emotions of joy, pain, fear and anger, this allows a person to feel compassion for self and others. Compassion is the ability to understand or realize (to see with real-eyes) that what is happening to others or self that appears to be very negative is really a growth experience. There are always lessons to be learned in all experiences. All experiences have value and there is good in everything. The sooner one is aware of the lesson, the situation is able to transform quickly. There is no reality, only perception. When a lesson is learned, usually one’s perception is changed and transformed. One is able to look at things from a different perspective. When the heart chakra is balanced, energy flows from the higher chakras to the emotional body via the heart. The heart chakra regulates the quality and interactions of joy, pain, fear and anger. In order for all the emotions to flow freely and be released, the heart chakra must be in balance with the other 7 in the human body.

If it is blocked in any way, the emotions will be distorted and the chakra meditation undertaken immediately. The result of blockages in the heart chakra makes it difficult for a person to stay balanced because energy cannot flow properly between the physical and subtle bodies. This causes a person to lose touch with the physical body because sensations coming from the emotional body through the etheric double don’t have access to the physical body. This causes numbness in the physical body, numbness to feeling and awareness. Awareness brings attention to feeling and sensations in the physical body that could not be felt before because of blockages. This is another way of saying that a person is numb to, or shut off from his or her feelings until knowledge, insight or a crisis occurs. A crisis is a divine “wake up” call that brings awareness.

Making the cross over from the third chakra to the fourth chakra is a difficult one unless a person is consciously aware and diligently working toward clearing energy blocks. Energy blocks in the heart chakra cause tension throughout the entire body. The tools of the rapid healing technique will assist a person in clearing away the energy blocks and balancing the chakras. Signs you’re in need of a heart chakra meditation are all heart and circulatory ailments and lung ailments. The following are a few of the obvious: heart attacks, coronary thrombosis, asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, pneumonia, asphyxiating attacks, hyperventilation, colds, coughs, influenza. As mentioned earlier, lung cancer would involve the first and fourth chakras.

The heart represents the center of love and security. Signs of fourth chakra imbalances are unworthiness, a judgmental know-it-all attitude, which is a mask for insecurity, lack of confidence, attracting abuse both internal (self) and external (others), lack of generosity and lack of love. A heart chakra in need of balancing is responsible for heart and circulatory ailments. Lack of generosity can cause heart attacks. Two kinds of behavior that cause damage to the fourth chakra are denying yourself the treats of life as well as being stingy with others. Heart ailments represent an imbalance between the first and fourth chakras. With the first chakra we draw in the bounty of the world.

Through the fourth of the 7 chakras we give it out or share it with others. If we habitually hoard this bounty, be it emotional, spiritual or material, there is an inclination toward heart attack.

Therefore heart attack represents squeezing all of the joy out of the heart in favor of money, position or possessions.

Size of The Energy Centers

I would like to mention at this point about the size of the major chakras as they enter the body. Open and clear chakras are about three inches in diameter. If any of the 7 Chakras in the human body are in need of balancing, they actually shrink in size.

The Fifth: Vishuddhi

The fifth of the 7 chakras in our body, known as the throat chakra, is centered in the hollow of the throat. Its location extends from the base of the neck by the third cervical vertebra just below the medulla oblongata to a point in the throat by the Adams’s apple. It relates to the ethereal as well as with hearing and the principle of sound. It controls the horizontal section of the physical body from the midpoint of the nose to the collar bones. It governs the ears, nose, mouth, jaw, vocal cords, bronchial apparatus, thyroid gland, parathyroid glands and metabolism. The throat chakra is masculine in nature (yang) and is polarized positively. It radiates the color blue.

Yogic texts tell us that the fifth chakra represents the intellectual body, which means that once this chakra is balanced a person is able to separate the functions of the mental body from that of the lower bodies, the physical, emotional, and etheric.

This chakra meditation then leads to achieving detachment as well as increasing the power of understanding. The function of the mental body in a clear and balanced state perceives in purity, which means no gain or motive just pure divine love. Clarity is achieved along with a clear perception of one’s life purpose. Alice Bailey tells us, “These centers vary in activity according to the evolutionary status of the individual. In some people certain centers may be relatively quiescent. In average humanity the throat center is beginning to make itself felt with the head and heart centers still asleep.” The throat chakra is the center through which we communicate and express ourselves fully and creatively in our body, as well as formulate judgments of others (positive or negative). It transmits the intent of a person’s soul (emotional and mental bodies). It controls a form of energy (Prana) that permits vocal expression as well as facial expressions, gestures and even the amount of personal space a person demands.

Therefore, this chakra is synonymous with personal integrity as well as identity. When Prana can flow through the spine past the throat chakra, a person can stand firm in the face of opposition and say no when appropriate. This occurs because the throat chakra has a unique ability to transmute other forms of human energy into unconditional joy and can be activated with regular chakra meditations.

To understand this, imagine the throat chakra is like a watershed. The heavier frequencies of energy, anger, pain and fear move through it from the lower chakras in our bodies and are automatically transmuted into unconditional joy. All forms of energy from the lower chakras can be processed and transmuted in this way no matter the quality or quantity of energy. The energy after being transmuted can be used to nourish the physical and subtle bodies. Any surplus energy will radiate outward filling the environment with joy.

Any person whose throat chakra is balanced and has a charismatic glow will receive or resonate with this joy.

Awakening the throat chakra through meditation allows a person to transcend fear. When fear is transmuted, the Higher Self/Soul can emerge and a person can express him or herself completely in all situations. This leads a person to understand what the Apostle Paul meant when he said, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and of love, and of a sound mind.”

When the throat chakra is a healthy normal size and balanced well, a person’s senses are sharp. A person thinks clearly, speaks accurately and effectively and sincerity is obvious. What is said is what is meant and is well received. Phrasing and tone of voice is such that people are seldom put off threatened or hurt by what is said.

A person’s intention is not subverted in order to be polite, as well as no careless verbal injury is inflicted. The psychic power or gift that arises from the fifth chakra meditation is clairaudience, the intuitive talent of hearing voices or music from the astral plane. Very talented musicians from present day and from the classical period had open and functioning fifth chakras.

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On the contrary, if the fifth chakra is imbalanced and shrunk in size, the signs are as follows: a person ignores what his or her senses are taking in; a person feels mortified over what he or she just said or has trouble asserting him or herself verbally and articulating what is meant; there is a big discrepancy between what a person says and what a person does; or a person indulges in rumor and innuendo. Another common sign of a need for fifth chakra meditation is a person who is an authoritarian or rigid of opinion, stiff-necked and tight lipped in order to control the output of the mouth, and a judgmental know-it-all attitude. As a person works on restoring balance, resilience and strength, he or she becomes more aware of making critical judgments about self and others. It is well to remember that what a person perceives in others is a “reflection of self.” When a person makes harsh judgments about another person, he or she is talking about the aspects of self that troubles him/her the most. In the psychology world this is called a projection. As blockages are removed with the Rapid Healing Technique, it becomes easier to glimpse the spark of divinity in each person and in each facet of nature.

In most cases where there’s a need for the fifth chakra meditation, it’s because people are afraid to stand up and speak up for themselves. They are afraid to speak their own truth. They do not trust the world with what they have to say and they do not trust themselves to go ahead and say it. Sacrificing one’s own true expression results in loss of identity and loss of self while trying to please others and this results in loss of trust in self and life. Besides removing blocks to the fifth chakra, sound is a great aid in this chakra balancing. Humming, chanting in a circle, and singing out loud are positive expressions of the primal scream. Getting feelings out therapeutically and voicing verbally what needs to be said is also helpful. When a person’s fifth chakra is open and clear the voice is clear and bell like, without insinuating overtones. It conveys an appealing richness; and if one is musically inclined, its abilities are greatly enhanced.

Like the first and fourth chakras, the second and fifth chakras in our bodies are paired up— more noticeably in women and children. Because of the fear of rejection, a person may restrain from speaking freely. For some in an effort to win acceptance, one may be heedlessly verbose and given to wild statements or greatly exaggerate the truth.

The fifth chakra channels directly to every sense except the sense of touch. One of its main purposes is to keep one involved in the sensory world. One’s emotional life and sense of touch are nourished by the second and third chakras in our bodies. In general, numbness is a tri-level impairment that requires the second, third and fifth chakra meditations.

When people fog their vision, shut off their hearing or develop speech problems, it is often because they are allowing a pattern of emotional deadening or numbness to rise up from the sacral center through the solar plexus to the throat center. In men particularly, the third chakra pairs with the fifth chakra in the human body. When a man’s self-worth is deficient, he lacks the guts to speak his mind. Excesses of the third and fifth chakra are symptoms of blockage. An example of third-fifth chakra excess is when a person charges into a room or throws his or her weight around conversationally. Verbal battering is an extreme version of this.

Good functioning of the fifth chakra is crucial to the opening of the seventh, thus the fifth and seventh chakras pair up together in our bodies. This is the first step on the path to clarity. It is the capacity to see through one’s pretensions, ambitions, errors and miseries by means of regular self-examination. Clarity brings one the advantage of common sense, even if gifted or not gifted intellectually in other ways. One does not waste time or energy creating problems that are not necessary.

A need for the fifth chakra meditation is seen where one spins worry, which is the opposite of clarity. Worry stems from a deluded sense of perceptions, fed by second chakra insecurity. Most worries are dissolved in the light of self-acceptance and self-knowledge.

This is also aided by the day-to-day discipline of working toward one’s goals. If you find yourself worrying about someone else, look at what aspect of yourself that might be at the root of the anxiety.The throat represents the avenue of expression and the channel of creativity.

Problems in the throat represent the inability to speak up for one’s self. Conflicts in the throat chakra are saying one thing and doing another. Ailments that are signs of a need for the throat chakra meditation are: bronchitis, tonsillitis, nose problems, sinus problems, laryngitis, sore throat, a lump in the throat, and hearing problems. Tension and contraction can manifest in the physical body in the neck, jaw, throat and shoulders (trapezes muscles and the rhomboids).

The Sixth: Ajna

The sixth of the 7 chakras in the human body is commonly known as the third eye or face chakra. In Sanskrit it is Ajna, which means the command center or Jnana Netra, which means the eye of wisdom. It is located between the eyebrows. Its opening at the back is just above the atlas vertebrae, the top most vertebra in the neck. It is feminine in nature (yin), is negatively polarized and radiates the color indigo, a deep red-blue. In a developed personality it borders on violet. The organ it controls is the pituitary gland, which represents the control center. It also controls the endocrine glands and the left eye, the eye of personality. It governs the lower brain and nervous system. As a command center it controls the other chakras in the human body and hence is an important point to pay special attention to during chakra meditations. It controls all incoming and outgoing thoughts and visions. The energy from within may be used in any way a person wishes or desires. The choice of thoughts is what determines external manifestation. Through the third eye one can orchestrate one’s God-given energy from within. This chakra represents the way a person presents him or herself to the world. The face and the expression on it are like a painting of one’s emotions at any given time–stresses, worries, fear, anger or joy.

When open and functioning, a person is allowed to resonate with his/her inner vision, imagination and idealism. Within the symbolic representation of the third eye command center is the syllable Ohm, which is representative of the beginning and end of all things. It is from this center that a person achieves balance between Yin (feminine nature) and Yang (masculine nature) and harmonizes the forces within him/herself.

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As this command center becomes awakened through chakra meditation, the consciousness and unconsciousness merge and whatever gulf there was before is permanently abolished, reunion becomes complete and a person experiences him or herself in the fullness as the Higher Self or Soul, the union of selves. A person at this stage of development remembers and experiences him or herself at every stage of his or her life from infancy through to the present time. He or she remembers all individuals that combined to make up his/her experiences, including those two most important individuals, “mother and father.” Because the memory is complete, he or she can go beyond the point of terror, beyond the moment he or she first experienced separation from the universal field, the loss of innocence to a time when there was only union and unconditional love. In this way a person becomes his or her own mother and father.

The command center functions as the central point where different flows of energy (Prana) meet and are distributed. Three main meridians run through the third eye and all the main chakras in our body. This chakra has control over the physical sense of seeing and the mystical sense of seeing, seeing into the higher planes. All the spiritual gifts are joined together: inspiration, intuitive seeing (knowing); clairsentience (feeling); sensitivity to vibrations of people and places (empathic); clairvoyance, (seeing); clairaudience (communicating telepathically); and healing through mental projection.

Also through the power of the mind one can create new realities for one’s self on the physical plane without delay. This is done by conscious will and imagination. The command center is the seat of creativity, and when active and open, the seat of Divine Intelligence. It is the main channel for all the creative arts. It also acts in combination with other chakras in our bodies to turn concepts into worldly reality. The fifth and sixth chakras combined allow a person to hear original melodies and songs. When a person dances with an open sixth chakra, he or she becomes the dance—creativity in physical motion. It controls all higher mental activities including intuitive thought, rational thought and memory. Intuitive thought includes all forms of paranormal activity.

A need for sixth chakra meditation manifests as an ultra-rational attitude or in combination with a restricted first and third chakra a diminished and negative self-image.

Spiritual exhibitionism and hallucinations are symptoms of imbalance. Excess is personified by the God-playing guru, or by the kind of person who is both physically sapping and intensely overbearing. A belief in lack, an attachment to outcome, jealousy of others and what they have and the need to control everything are all symptoms that you need sixth chakra balancing. Opening of the sixth chakra is fogged up and impaired by use of alcohol, tobacco or drugs.

Physical ailments include cancer, allergy, asthma, eye problems, and diseases related to the endocrine glands. These include pineal gland, pituitary gland, thymus gland, thyroid gland, adrenal glands, pancreas, testes in men and ovaries in women. It is interesting to note that cancer, allergy and asthma are also paired with the first chakra (root). Asthma is also connected to the fourth chakra. The thyroid is paired with the fifth chakra, the pancreas is paired with the third chakra, the testes and ovaries with the second chakra and the pineal with the seventh chakra (see corresponding chakras of the ailments mentioned above.) Balance between the first and 7th chakras in the human body, which can be achieved through regular chakra meditation in large part, is key in that it acts as a pressure system for the whole system.

The Seventh: Sahasrara

The 7th chakra in the human body, known as the crown chakra, is also known as the head heart center. It is located at the top of the head. Some texts locate it above the crown in order to differentiate it from the rest of the chakras in our bodies. Yogic texts describe it as a thousand-petaled lotus. It controls the upper brain and the right eye. There is a chakra located in the center of the forehead, called the forehead chakra. I am calling it chakra 7 A. It controls the nervous system and pineal gland. You might think of the seventh chakra being the pilot and the forehead chakra being the co-pilot. They assist each other in their functions. For the sake of simplicity as I describe the different functions of the seventh chakra, I will be referring to both chakras.

The 7th chakra is the highest frequency of all the body’s chakras. It is feminine in nature (yin), polarized negatively and radiates the color violet, which oscillates faster than any other color. It is the center for final divine integration. It is the instrument that is a person’s direct communication with divine light. The sixth chakra in our body brings one into wholeness. Although a person has transcended fear, identified him or herself as the Higher Self, experienced unconditional joy (love), and knows him/herself in his or her multiplicity, the development is not complete. There is still duality. The seventh chakra in the human body opens to knowing that one’s identity goes beyond the physical form. The final step is merging a person’s personal energy field with his or her soul in the universal field, the soul plane, and at the fourth initiation the merging with the “I AM Presence” which is part of the ALL. For this to take place the three heart centers must be awakened–the head heart center, the primary heart center and the solar plexus heart center. This awakening takes place when the three heart centers blend with the soul. This takes place when the thousand-petaled lotus blossoms and the Kundalini arrives and fully awakens through the seventh chakra meditation. When these three heart centers are working together, one can express a wise expanded love called soul love.

The experience of soul love is where you feel connected to the greater whole of which you are always a part. It is a state of being a part of the oneness where you are loved and you are love, where you are accepted and you accept. Soul love is a consistent steady radiation of the Universal Presence of Love that is the very essence of the Universe. Besides feeling a oneness and a connectedness, one comprehends the variety and complexity of all things. One is in wakeful contact with each plane of existence and has the integrity and courage to examine each plane of his/her existence.

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One’s visionary insight is strong and incisive and allows complete understanding of the maps of the universe, such as cosmology and astrology. One’s personality is strong and gentle, able to manage earthly elements and to flow with forces beyond the earth.

This is done with ample kindness for humanity. Meanwhile one is able to maintain a detached perspective on one’s self and one’s many little ways.

The awakening of the 7th chakra through meditation unites the feminine principle with the masculine principle. The union once formed lasts forever. By achieving this state a person goes beyond sequential time and finds himself centered in the unchanging eternal present. Other words for this state are called Ascension, Self-realization or Cosmic Consciousness. When the seventh chakra meditation is fully activated, it can reverse itself and then it radiates like a central sun streaming energy and forming above the head of the individual a veritable crown of pure light and divine energy. Keith Sherwood, in his book Chakra Therapy, states:

“When the seventh chakra is awakened a person experiences reunion with the All and everything contained in the All. There is no return from this state. There is no death when this state is achieved. There is nothing but emptiness and in emptiness one finds himself in the All, the universal field of energy and consciousness.”

Emptiness means to be empty of fear and all negative emotions, thoughts and judgments, to truly “Be In Love.” In order to achieve this final stage of chakra meditation, all the major chakras must be open, balanced and clear. The Rapid Healing Technique, if used with the intent to accomplish this, is a wonderful tool that develops as the student does. What starts out as a simple healing tool evolves into a spiritual healing tool that allows one to become his or her own healer as well as a healer of others. The 7 chakras in the human body are opened gradually and balancing occurs as one goes through the process. As a person works with the Rapid Healing Technique, fears melt away; one feels lighter and laughs more. Things that were bothersome are no longer a bother. You accept and love yourself and others unconditionally. Your mind is clear and creative, your imagination keen. Your strength and vitality are excellent.

When a person starts living his or her life from seventh-chakra awareness after regular chakra meditation practice, one enters into the realm of unconditional love or soul love. This love permeates within one’s self and with other human beings as well as your relationship with God and any spiritual helpers you may be aware of. Unconditional love or soul love is the greatest power in the universe. As one awakens the three heart centers, this love clears out and transforms any residue of negativity that may be left, enabling spiritual growth to be accelerated even more. As this love grows stronger within a person, he or she finds it very difficult to live unaware or with diminished capacity toward self or other people. It doesn’t mean that you will not experience anger or any other strong emotions. It means that you are able to use anger appropriately and constructively as a tool for self-defense or for awakening another person’s higher self.

Energy Centers Outside the Body

There are five chakras outside the body, which can also be accessed with special types of chakra meditation. For description purposes they will be numbered eight through twelve. The eighth chakra hovers approximately 12 inches above the head. The ninth chakra is approximately three feet from the top of the head.

When the evolutions of the nine helixes in the DNA are formed this chakra will move out into the atmosphere of Earth to become an Earth chakra connecting into the grid-work as a link. The tenth, eleventh and twelfth chakras are much farther out. The tenth chakra once it is in line and plugged in, will be in your solar system. The eleventh chakra will move out into your galactic system and the twelfth will be anchored somewhere in the universe.

As one is going through the process of clearing, a very interesting process occurs gradually. Before we left the Garden of Eden, we were very powerful, magnificent beings. By eating the fruit of good and evil we entered into duality or opposites, happy/ sad, good/bad, day/night, hot/cold, etc. In that experience we forgot our magnificence and our power. As a human our biology changed from a twelve strand helix in our DNA to a two strand helix of DNA. As we progress spiritually and remove the blocks of fear, anger, resentment, pain, fear of pain, jealousy, etc., we are gradually reconnecting these strands, as they were not lost only disconnected; as we evolve, these strands will connect in sets of three. For instance, the first set of three would be chakras 1-2-3, the second set 4-5-6, the third set 7-8-9 and the fourth set 10-11-12.

Good balance of the chakras through meditation is key to vibrant health. A good rule of thumb is to note where you may have symptoms. By looking at figure 4 you can readily see which chakras require balancing. This is not exactly accurate, as the adrenal glands are located in the solar plexus area of the emotional body, third chakra, and are affected by the root or first chakra located in the physical body; but in most cases it is helpful. Most people have patterns of behavior and expression or non-expression that they are aware of and working on and through. By reviewing these patterns of action and reaction that get a person into trouble, one becomes aware of the body and any aches or pains or areas that feel painful or cold or insensitive to touch. Thus by observing any reoccurring ailments and the parts affected, one can deduce which of the 7 chakras in the human body need attention.

A closed 7th chakra in your body leads to a fear of dying and a fear of living. The delusion expresses itself that if you really enjoy life, you’re bound to lose it. So you cling to the closed-box attitude that “life is suffering and then you’re dead.” In some cultures, both men and women wear head covering. These coverings tend to restrict seventh-chakra activity and curtail personal unfolding. To live a limited life is the most severe form of delusion and inner dishonesty. There are many ancient cultures, religions and belief systems that deny and restrict spiritual freedom and growth, especially when it comes to women and their place in the culture and family traditions.

The forehead chakra controls the nervous system and the pineal gland.

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If you are in need of a 7 chakra meditation, it can result in the following physical ailments: epilepsy, paralysis, palsy, Bell’s palsy, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and muscular dystrophy. The crown chakra controls the brain, pineal gland and the right eye. Ailments of the 7th chakra are dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, senility, stroke, eye problems and diseases related to the pineal gland and psychological illness such as depression and different forms of mental illness.

How to Practice The Chakra Balancing and Activating Meditation

Because breathing and oxygenation is so vital to the energy system, chakra meditations are very important in the process of Wholeness.

Root Chakra

Step 1.
In all meditations find a comfortable position with back straight. Close your eyes and begin deep belly breathing. If you are a beginner in deep breathing, a good way to know that you are doing it correctly is to lie down and breathe in through your nose. Notice that as you inhale the belly fills first and the chest follows. The neat thing about lying down is that you cannot do it incorrectly. When you get the feel for it and have some practice, you may sit up if you prefer.

Breathe deeply through you nose without separation between inhalation and exhalation; feel yourself relaxing. Do this for about five minutes and become aware of your body as you breathe. An easy way to do this is to focus on your breath as it goes in and out. Allow your breathing to become deeper and more rhythmic. With each breath you are relaxing more and more.

Step 2. Now put your attention on your first chakra in your body at the base of your spine.

Imagine you are breathing in and out through your first chakra in the human body. The air goes all the way down to the base of the spine on the inhalation and all the way up through the nose on the exhalation with no separation between breaths. On each exhalation, visualize or sense the energy in the first chakra growing stronger through the chakra meditation. Visualize the chakra as a fiery red ball growing brighter and stronger on each exhalation. Let your consciousness move down into the ball of energy. Become the ball of energy and feel yourself being drawn downward into the earth.

Step 3. As this happens pay attention to how you feel physically, emotionally and mentally. Be aware of what you experience. It is different for everyone. Some people have experienced imagery with the earth or the cycles of the earth, birth and death, or a partnership and belonging associated with Mother Earth and nature. By meditating on this chakra you will get in touch with different aspects of your earth-like nature and connection and your interdependent relationship with the earth.

Do this part for about ten minutes or until you are satisfied. When you are ready to return to the room, say “Every time I reach this relaxed state I learn to use my mind more creatively and become more aware of energy blocks that have kept me a prisoner so that I may heal myself.” Release the ball of energy and the imagery and count from one to five feeling refreshed, relaxed and peaceful as you return to the room and open your eyes.

Second Chakra – Sexual Center


Step 1.
If you are only doing one chakra, follow step one under the first chakra meditation heading, otherwise continue unabated from the previous.

Step 2. Now put your attention on your second chakra in your body at the base of your spine.

Imagine you are breathing in and out through your second chakra in the human body. The air goes all the way down to your sexual organs on the inhalation and all the way up through the nose on the exhalation with no separation between breaths. On each exhalation, visualize or sense the energy in the second chakra growing stronger. Visualize the chakra as an orange ball growing brighter and stronger on each exhalation. Let your consciousness move down into the ball of energy. Become the ball of energy and feel yourself beginning to radiate outward from that center through your body and then into the outer environment. Feel the sense of magic and wonder that radiates from the second chakra through meditation.

Step 3. As this happens pay attention to how you feel physically, emotionally and mentally. Be aware of what you experience. It is different for everyone. Some people may feel spontaneous bursts of energy running up and down their spine or through their body. They are normal; enjoy them. Some people may feel them as a warm current of energy or vibrations running through their body. These sensations represent an increased flow of energy in the body. Pay attention to the changes you experience. Just observe; do not try to influence them. By meditating on this chakra you will get in touch with different aspects of your sexuality as well as the creative process.

Do this part for about ten minutes or until you are satisfied. When you are ready to return to the room, say “Every time I reach this relaxed state, I learn to use my mind more creatively and become more aware of energy blocks that have kept me a prisoner so that I may heal myself.” Release the ball of energy and the imagery and count from one to five feeling refreshed, relaxed and peaceful as you return to the room and open your eyes.

Third Chakra – Solar Plexus

This chakra allows you to transcend the conscious mind and “me” concerns and experience selflessness that allows a deep connection with other people.

Step 1. If you are only doing one chakra, follow step one under the first chakra meditation heading, otherwise continue unabated from the previous.

Step 2. Now put your attention on the third chakra in the human body. Imagine you are breathing in and out through your third chakra. The air goes down to your third chakra on the inhalation and all the way up through the nose on the exhalation with no separation between breaths. On each exhalation visualize or sense the energy in the third chakra growing stronger. During third chakra meditation, visualize a golden yellow ball growing brighter and stronger on each exhalation. Let your consciousness move down into the ball of energy. Become the ball of energy and feel yourself begin to radiate outward from that center through your body and then into the outer environment. You will begin to feel as if you are beginning to melt.

Step 3. As this happens pay attention to how you feel physically, emotionally and mentally. Be aware of what you experience. It is different for everyone. You may feel yourself become watery and fluid as your consciousness radiates from this center, and you may feel a profound empathy. This empathy, a product of trust and contentment, will permit you to feel compassion for the pain and suffering of others as well as for yourself. Surrender to these feelings and let them flow through you.

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Do this part for about ten minutes or until you are satisfied. When you are ready to return to the room, say “Every time I reach this relaxed state I learn to use of my mind more creatively and become more aware of energy blocks that have kept me a prisoner so that I may heal myself.” Release the ball of energy and the imagery and count from one to five feeling more refreshed, relaxed and peaceful than before as you return to the room and open your eyes.

Fourth Chakra – Heart


Step 1.
If you are only doing one chakra, follow step one under the first chakra meditation heading, otherwise continue unabated from the previous.

Step 2. Now put your attention on your heart chakra. Imagine you are breathing in and out through your fourth chakra in your body. The air goes down to your heart chakra on the inhalation and all the way up through the nose on the exhalation with no separation between breaths. On each exhalation, visualize or sense the energy in the fourth chakra growing stronger. During fourth chakra meditation, visualize an emerald green ball of light growing brighter and stronger on each exhalation. Let your consciousness move down into the ball of energy. Become the ball of energy and feel yourself begin to radiate outward from that center through your body and then into the outer environment.

Step 3. Feel the transcendent love, which radiates through the heart and into the rest of the 7 chakras, and pay attention to how you feel physically, emotionally and mentally. The more you are centered in the heart, the more you will feel the “mystic heart” of Christ in you, your Christ consciousness. As the rivers of living water radiate through your heart, your entire body will pulsate with energy from the top of your head to the bottoms of your feet. Searing currents of energy will shoot everywhere. You will experience warmth that pulsates from your heart and fills your entire body. By surrendering to the energy radiating through your heart, you will experience compassion and unconditional love for yourself as well as everyone else. You may also experience the condition, which Jesus describes as “the peace that passes all understanding.”

Do this part for about ten minutes or until you are satisfied. When you are ready to return to the room, say “Every time I reach this relaxed state I learn to use my mind more creatively and become more aware of energy blocks that have kept me a prisoner so that I may heal myself.” Release the ball of energy and the imagery and count from one to five feeling more refreshed, relaxed and peaceful than before as you return to the room and open your eyes.

Fifth Chakra – Throat


Step 1.
If you are only doing one chakra, follow step one under the first chakra meditation heading, otherwise continue unabated from the previous.

Step 2. Now put your attention on your throat chakra meditation. Imagine you are breathing in and out through your throat chakra. The air goes in and out your throat with no separation between breaths. On each exhalation, visualize or sense the energy in the throat chakra growing stronger. During this chakra meditation, visualize a glimmering blue ball of light growing brighter and stronger on each exhalation. Let your consciousness move down into the ball of energy. Become the ball of energy and feel yourself begin to radiate outward from that center through your body and then into the outer environment.

Step 3. Feel your character as fearless, noble and full of courage. Experience the integrity of choosing yourself at every moment. Feel your inner affirmation that says “yes” to life at every moment. Being centered in your throat allows you to feel more triumphant. Your life will be victorious at every moment without diminishing anyone else. You may choose to say the affirmation, “At last I am free,” over and over to yourself.

As you experience this victory, you may feel streams of energy shooting up your spine. As they pass the throat they become currents of unconditional joy. You will be fulfilling your purpose in life by accepting this victory.

Do this part for about ten minutes or until you are satisfied. When you are ready to return to the room, say “Every time I reach this relaxed state I learn to use my mind more creatively and become more aware of energy blocks that have kept me a prisoner so that I may heal myself.” Release the ball of energy and the imagery and count from one to five feeling more refreshed, relaxed and peaceful than before as you return to the room and open your eyes.184

Sixth Chakra – Third Eye


Step 1.
If you are only doing one chakra, follow step one under the first chakra meditation heading, otherwise continue unabated from the previous.

Step 2. Now put your attention on the sixth of the 7 chakras in the human body. Imagine you are breathing in and out through your third eye. The air goes in and out with no separation between breaths. On each exhalation, visualize or sense the energy in the third eye growing stronger. During this chakra meditation, visualize an indigo ball of light growing brighter and stronger on each exhalation. Let your consciousness move up into the ball of energy. Become the ball of energy and feel yourself begin to radiate outward from that center through your body and then into the outer environment.

Step 3. Feel yourself as the union of selves. Feel your mind radiate simultaneously in all directions and sense filling the room with your consciousness. Pay attention to how you feel physically, emotionally and mentally. The more you are centered in your third eye the more complete will be your union of the consciousness and the unconsciousness. This condition will produce an electrical current running through your physical body and your entire head will glow with this center, the third eye.

Do this part for about ten minutes or until you are satisfied. When you are ready to return to the room, say “Every time I reach this relaxed state I learn to use my mind more creatively and become more aware of energy blocks that have kept me a prisoner so that I may heal myself.” Release the ball of energy and the imagery and count from one to five feeling more refreshed, relaxed and peaceful than before as you return to the room and open your eyes.

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Important note: However you experience each chakra meditation is right for you for where you are now. As you heal and clear your energetic system, your meditations will change also. Remember not to judge yourself. Accept and allow yourself to grow at your own pace. Give the gift of the fourth chakra in your body, unconditional love and compassion, to yourself.

Seventh Chakra – Crown

No meditation is possible with the crown chakra because a person does not exist as a separate being; therefore, the ALL at every moment is meditating through him/her.

By doing the meditations on each of the 7 chakras, you will activate awareness of emotional blocks and feelings. These will come in different ways for different people, depending on the spiritual gifts that you may already have developed. Removing and clearing energy blocks enhances your spiritual gifts by either making you stronger or opening you to new awareness and abilities you were not aware of before. Just remember that whatever occurs, it is perfect for you.

The following is a list of the psychic gifts of the 7 chakras. The root or first chakras gift is unlimited intuition, gut feelings. The sexual or second chakras gift is clairsentience, which is clear feeling, the sensing of ideas, energies, love, etc., through the feeling nature, including smelling of heavenly fragrances. The gift of the third chakra meditation, the solar plexus, is sensitivity to vibrations from other people and places. The gift of the fourth or heart chakra is the ability to be empathetic with people because you have journeyed down the path that you now see others working through. The gift of the thymus is telepathy, the ability to speak or communicate to another through the mind.

The gift of the fifth or throat chakra meditation is clairaudience, which is clear hearing, hearing through the inner ear words and ideas from the higher vibrational levels, music or sounds of the spiritual universe. The gift of the third eye or sixth chakra is clairvoyance, which is clear seeing, seeing into the higher levels of vibration forms which cannot be seen with the physical eyes, such as visions, auras, energies, and higher beings. The gift of the crown or 7th chakra in the human body is Comic Consciousness, Ascension and the I AM. The purpose of this chapter has been to lay a foundation upon which to build your spiritual development. Everyone will be at a different place to start. You cannot begin any journey until you start, and to start you need a roadmap in order to assist you in where you are going. Understanding the bodies comprising your energy field, the chakras in our bodies, their functioning or lack of functioning and the diseases that occur by continuing to ignore or repress our feelings in the human energetic system is a good start. The Rapid Healing Technique is a road map to transform your life and lead you to Wholeness or Ascension, if that is your intention and you are willing to keep yourself focused on your journey. You can make your intention for clearing fears and negative emotions and take it as far as you feel is your soul’s contract for this lifetime.

Everything is a choice. Always follow your inner voice and guidance.

This is a spiritual journey no matter one’s religion. We are all on a spiritual path of some kind or we would not be on this planet. The tools for transformation and ascension are presented for your discernment and to use for your soul’s best interest.

This piece on the chakra balancing and meditation is excerpted with permission from The Rapid Healing Technique: The Tools for Transformation by Jerriann J. Taber, Ph.D.

About The Author

Jerriann J. Taber Ph.D. has been in the healing arts since 1971. She is owner/director of the Vision Training Institute near San Diego, Ca., teaching the Bates Method of Vision Training. She is a teacher, healer, hypnotherapist and an ordained minster. Visit her website at eyerobics.net

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