The Importance of Chakras: Balancing the Body’s Subtle Energy
Updated: Dec 4, 2021
The term “energy” is a commonly used term by everyday persons, usually meaning to denote the vibe or feeling a person, place, or object gives off, i.e. how it makes us feel. However, the actual scientific definition of the word is “the ability to do work.” Now, without going into the scientific jargon on what defines “work,” I’ll simply say that the two definitions don’t line up. How we use the word “energy” in our everyday lives is not how it’s supposed to be used or applied.
However, the definition of “energy” changes as your perspective changes. In the western world, medicine is very allopathic, and evidence based, and wellness is very one-dimensional, based on your current state of disease. In the eastern world, there is an added component to one’s wellness, that is – a person’s “subtle energy.” In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), this subtle energy is called ki or chi. In other cultures, it has different names, but they all mainly refer to the same concept.
But what is this subtle energy? Does it actually exist? Can it be used or harnessed for health, wellness, or the improvement of one’s innate abilities? It depends on who you ask. In E.C.P.S.’ opinion, yes. Let me explain.
When the ancient Vedic civilization searched inward for answers to the universe using meditation, chanting, and exercise, they found that there were commonalities among their experiences. When they began talking to one another and noting their visions, feelings, sensations, and physical perceptions, they found that patterns emerged. When they would meditate and focus on different areas of the body, they all “saw” similar colors. When they would chant in certain frequencies or tones, they would feel sensations in similar areas. Over the years, these patterns would evolve into relation with disease, psychological state, vitality, and more. The Vedics stumbled upon what they believed were our inner workings; our subtle energy or life force. They called them “chakras.”
Chakra is a Sanskrit term meaning “wheel” or “vortex.” You can think of them as “balls of light” or “energy” that is held in different regions of the body. In most systems, there are seven primary chakras, each relating to different colors, organs, sensations, personality types, frequencies, and more. See Table 1 for information on each chakra.
These chakras, or wheels, can spin, as energy is always moving and interacting (in layman’s terms). If a person is ill, the chakras will appear, or function differently than they would if a person was healthy. Now, I will define what I see when I assess someone’s chakras, but please note that this is just my interpretation and that there are other practitioners or psychics that may have alternative beliefs or theories on the matter.
Grounding, Security, Vitality
Purpose, Ambition, Emotions, Intellect
Acceptance, Love, Compassion
Truth, Verbal Expression
Violet (or White)
Spirituality, Connection to the Divine
Table 1: Seven Main Chakras
As many clairvoyant psychics claim to see auras, I actually have the ability to see chakras within my mind’s eye. It’s a very useful tool to have when assessing claims of paranormal activity or trying to learn about whether a client may be hiding the truth from us. To offer a quick rundown of what I see when a client is unhealthy or “blocked:
- Dark, murky colors.
- Slow-spinning, rapid-spinning, or spinning in a counterclockwise direction.
- A “break” in the chain.
- Combination of healthy characteristics and unhealthy characteristics.
- Inability to read their chakras altogether.
For example, when a person is what we energy workers define as “blocked,” I will see certain chakras as slow-spinning and murky. When a chakra is hyperactive, it will appear to spin faster than normal. These terms are defined as kyo and jitsu, respectively.
Many people have also heard of the art of acupuncture, where fine needles are placed within certain points in the body for health and wellness. But did you know that the chakral system and the meridian system of acupuncture are connected? The acupoints that the needles are inserted into, in theory, are along the meridians, or channels, in which energy runs through. These channels are outflow tracts from our energy centers, the chakras. Think of this interconnectedness as the pathway for how energy gets throughout our bodies. On this same topic, auras are also outflow tracts, but instead of connecting directly to the chakras, they connect to the meridians. Therefore, energy runs from the center of our bodies outward, like so:
Chakras -> Meridians -> Auras
Understanding a person’s energy is vital for paranormal investigation. Often, in our society today, we find ourselves constantly multitasking and on-the-run, making self-awareness difficult. It’s not uncommon to hear from clients that they feel like their life is on autopilot all the time. Having the ability to tune in to these energies allows my colleagues and I to sift through the “noise,” and address the important matters, i.e. what is really affecting them, whether paranormal or not. Our mission statement is, after all: to find the truth.