The Subtle bodies
Our physical body is surrounded by an aura consisting of several subtle bodies or energy fields, surrounding and interpenetrating the physical form, each of which is a luminous energy field vibrating at a particular frequency. These human energy fields are the manifestation of Universal Energy.
We are spiritual beings and immortal spirit souls temporarily embodied in this physical form. There are 3 layers to our being, which can also be called 3 bodies. They are:
Physical – the waking body
Astral – the dreaming body
Causal – the dreamless state
What are chakras?
These energy centres are situated within our astral bodies. There are seven energy centres. They are our connections to universal energy. Through the chakras, we connect to the cosmic source, like a plug taking energy from the main electrical system to power an appliance.
During the course of our lives, we accumulate experiences, which are then stored as information in the chakra it resonates with. This then determines the type of life we lead. Some experiences may be of a negative nature. This slows the vibration of this chakra, causing a blockage that prevents it from taking as much energy from the universal energy field to provide us with the true experience that we are meant to have during our time on earth.
We then tend to live a life of struggle, repeating those experiences over and over again in many different forms, not understanding why this is happening and thinking that this is life and we have no power or control to take charge. Always expecting disaster round the corner, or when something is going well, and we think everything is ok, suddenly disaster strikes.
Most people live their lives in this manner, and it wears them down. They give up on living life to the full, “what’s the point? It will end in disaster anyway”. They settle to a mundane, boring life until it ends, ridden with disease, dissatisfaction, and regrets.
“Actions speak louder than words.”
We need to know that we are responsible for every situation in our lives. The outside world is like a mirror. Repressed feelings and emotions, negative situations that have not been dealt with, and sometimes generational and past lives issues stored in our chakras replay themselves in our lives. Many a time, people have a feeling of “déjà vue,” as the same pattern repeats itself over and over again. This is a way that our subconscious is letting us know that there is unfinished business that needs to be put to rest. By taking actions to clear these patterns, we are liberating ourselves from “karma,” at the same time liberating seven generations before us and seven generations after us from carrying the same burden that our forefathers and we carried. We are also giving ourselves new leases of life and a blank page to write our story rather than living one that has been written for us.
Located at the base of the spine, this chakra is red in colour; it governs the lower limbs and the elimination of wastes in the physical body. Psychological aspects are about security, survival instinct, safety, etc.
When this chakra is out of balance, you feel afraid for yourself and your loved ones, and this fear can manifest itself in your everyday life, such as lack of money, threats from others, sometimes tragedy and disasters.
Diseases associated with imbalances in the root chakra:
When balancing the chakras, the root chakra needs to be addressed first.
When this chakra is in balance, you feel safe at all times; there is never a feeling of threat or an impending sense of disaster. Nor does this kind of situation ever happen in your life. You have the ability to create harmony and security physically, emotionally, and financially at all times.