Note: Body Mind Soul Spirit republished my article about keeping the chakras healthy, so I’ve reposted it here. Enjoy!
By Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness
I don’t claim to be an expert on the chakras, but I’ve learned a little bit about them. I decided to open up and see what tips I could receive about keeping them healthy, and the words you’ll read here are what resulted.
I’m sure most of you know about the seven chakras, and we’re believed to have even more chakras beyond the basic seven that’ll come online as we continue to raise our vibration.
Chakras are literal etheric energy centers that bring through and interpret the creative energy of the higher realms, and we unknowingly use the energy that comes through them to create/sustain our reality and keep our bodies physically healthy.
Keeping our chakras healthy is as important as keeping our physical bodies healthy, and as our collective vibration continues to rise, more people will become aware of the chakras and the necessity to treat them the way they’re meant to be treated.
We can’t treat something correctly if we don’t know it exists, however, and most of humanity still has a lot to learn about the spiritual nature of our existence and our chakras especially. Here, I’ll list each chakra and give a few accompanying paragraphs about what we can do to keep it healthy and flowing, and we’ll start with the root chakra.
#1: The root chakra
For those of you who don’t know, the root chakra’s responsible for our basic creative and survival-based instincts. We rely more on our sacral chakra and our third eye/crown chakras for creativity, but the root plays a role in doing anything creative and especially anything that’s meant to help us survive.
Our instincts are stored in the root chakra, and we can call on it for assistance with any aspect of our lives that has to do with survival.
To keep the root chakra healthy, I think we should listen to our intuition. Even though we receive intuitive impressions primarily from the third eye and crown chakras, if we listen to our intuition, we’ll be led to make choices that help us survive and keep ourselves sustained in the best and healthiest ways possible.
The more we listen to our intuition, the stronger and healthier the root chakra will be, and after so long of following our inner intuitive guidance, we’ll find that our root is as strong and healthy as it’s meant to be.
We have to be willing to hear out our intuition instead of endlessly following the wants and desires of the ego, which usually run against the wisdom and guidance our intuition gives. With practice, patience and determination, our root will be strong, healthy and brimming with energy that’ll enhance our sustainability.
#2: The sacral chakra
The sacral chakra is our main center for creativity, sexuality and emotion, and there are plenty of things we can do to keep it healthy. There are also plenty of things we can do to keep it out of balance, and if we aren’t careful, we can damage it by way of our actions and our refusal to, again, listen to our intuition.
We’ll find that listening to the intuition is very important when it comes to keeping every chakra healthy, and this can especially be said for the sacral chakra. Something tells me it’s one of the more considerably sensitive chakras, so to keep it healthy and brimming, we’ll want to make choices that don’t bring it out of balance.
We don’t want to overstimulate ourselves in any area – creatively, emotionally, mentally, sexually, etc. We want to keep an even amount of energy flowing through this chakra at all times, and we don’t want to deplete or overflow it and cause it to fall out of balance.
I think balance is the most important thing to practice when it comes to keeping the sacral chakra healthy, and we’ll be very glad we made an effort to keep it healthy when we see how much it enhanced our creativity and the enthusiasm with which we embrace life and every situation we face.
Above all, keeping our thoughts, actions and emotions in alignment will keep our sacral chakra in alignment, and we’ll also want to routinely do something creative that gets the sacral chakra’s juices flowing if we want to keep it strong and healthy.
#3: The navel (or solar plexus) chakra
As its name suggests, this chakra’s located behind our bellybutton, and to keep it healthy, we’ll want to make sure we don’t overstimulate it by eating unhealthy foods. We’ll want to scrupulously monitor our eating habits and what we choose to put into our bodies.
Overeating will overstimulate the navel chakra and deplete its ability to bring through any real or pure energy, but eating the right amount of healthy and supportive foods will empower it to bring through a healthy and flowing amount of energy for us to use for a wealth of different purposes.
Even though it has specific uses, I think the navel chakra lends its energies to assisting the rest of our chakras with their primary functions.
It could send energy to the sacral chakra, for example, in an attempt to assist this chakra with any given creative pursuit we take up. It could also send its energy to the throat or third eye chakras to help them with any specific tasks they’re involved in, and generally, I think it acts as a balancer for the rest of the chakras.
It can’t balance anything if it’s out of alignment itself, however, so we’ll want to cautiously take care of it and remember to think about it the next time we sit down for a big and tasty yet unhealthy meal.
#4: The heart chakra
I think it’s pretty obvious what this chakra does for us. Like a lot of seekers have learned, it holds some of the purest love we can store within our physical and etheric bodies, and we can call on it for assistance when we’re having trouble finding the loving energy that helps us creatively, spiritually, emotionally, and physically thrive.
It goes without saying that love is everything. It literally makes up everything in existence, and this is why we’ll want to have a healthy dose of it swimming through the heart chakra.
Personally, I notice that the love that comes through my heart chakra enhances my creativity exponentially, and I could have a lot of trouble writing or channeling, only to find that increasing the flow of love that comes through the heart practically fixes the problem.
To take care of this chakra, we’ll want to willingly and routinely express the inner love that’s helping us evolve, which, of course, comes directly through it. The rest of the chakras obviously bring this energy through as well (they wouldn’t be chakras if they didn’t), but I think this chakra brings the love through in a much purer and more potent way than the rest of them.
We’ll want to keep it in use as much and as often as we can if we want to continuously feel its energies, and if we ever feel depleted of the love we’ve come to share with the rest of humanity, we can call on our heart and the rest of our chakras to express it through us more purely.
Chakras need to be used to stay healthy, and this can especially be said for the heart. Of course, we bring energy through it whether or not we realize it, but the energy flows much more strongly and purely when we make a conscious, concerted effort to bring it through.
#5: The throat chakra
The throat chakra (along with the sacral) is partially responsible for our creativity, and it feeds our self-expression. We physically express ourselves by speaking through our throats, but there’s a deeper spiritual component to our expression that most people don’t realize.
The throat chakra’s primarily responsible for our ability and willingness to express ourselves, and it can be used to achieve truly amazing things. In order to keep it healthy, we’ll want to keep our physical throat as healthy as we can.
We don’t want to damage or mistreat our physical throat, because it could damage our throat chakra or, at the very least, make it difficult for this chakra to help us express ourselves.
We’ll obviously want to take care of our bodies in general if we want any of our chakras to be healthy, but for the throat especially, keeping our physical throat healthy is essential to making sure the creative and expressive energies flow through as healthily as they can.
#6: The third eye chakra
This is arguably the most popular chakra with the conscious community, and for some seekers, it’s the only chakra they really know anything about.
Along with the crown, the third eye helps us perceive spirit and the vibrations we can share with everyone around us in a realer and more direct way, and with meditation and other attunement methods, we can perceive a wealth of greater creative/spiritual energies and even find enlightenment.
It’d take a lot to find enlightenment, of course, and there are various stages of it that we have to traverse before we find it in a real and pure sense, but we can use the third eye to find it nevertheless.
In order to keep the third eye healthy, we’ll want to focus our energy on it whenever we meditate or do anything that’s intended to align us with spirit. We’ll want to routinely practice bringing our creative/spiritual energy through it, because it’ll go stale if it isn’t routinely used.
If we’re willing and motivated enough, we can bring through a wealth of greater spiritual energy daily that we direct through the third eye and use to help ourselves and the people around us find a higher vibration, and the more we practice bringing this universally pure energy through the third eye, the stronger it’ll become.
It also helps to use our meditations to attempt perceive the third eye, and if we mediate long enough, we can actually physically/ethereally perceive it and travel through it to what I call the ‘portal to the other side’.
We’re dipping further into occult territory here, and certain power structures have known about the third eye and the rest of the chakras for centuries.
They’ve attempted to suppress knowledge of it in order to keep humanity unaware of the sacred truths of our existence, but a growing number of seekers are becoming aware of it and using our awareness to strengthen our perceptions of it, keeping it strong and healthy as a result.
We’ll have to continuously practice bringing our sacred energy through it if we want to keep it healthy, and after so long of meditating on it, we’ll find that we’re easily able to travel through it and perceive the amazing wonders that await us on the other side of the veil.
This brings us to our final chakra.
#7: The crown chakra
The crown chakra is the center for our purest and most direct spiritual development – even purer than the third eye. The third eye plays a very important role in keeping our minds, bodies and spirits healthy, but the crown chakra helps us bring through a wealth of energy that’s even purer than what we bring through the rest of our chakras.
I think the crown and heart chakras have a lot in common, because they both bring through a wealth of energy that’s purer than the rest of the chakras can attain. This is mostly speculation on my part, of course, but something tells me that the energy that comes through both of these chakras is stronger and purer than the energy we receive through the rest of them.
To keep our crown chakra healthy, I think we should practice daily attunement to a higher state of consciousness in whatever way works best for us.
We can practice spirit communication, which’ll help us sharpen our perception of our crown and every other chakra; we can practice meditation, dancing and every form of spiritual attunement under the sun; or we can simply enjoy an enlightening spiritual conversation with a fellow seeker.
If we do this, we’ll bring a wealth of creative and expressional energy through the crown, which’ll travel down and express itself through the throat and heart.
We use all of our chakras to bring through energy or express ourselves, but certain activities and practices will strengthen certain chakras. Such is the case with the crown chakra, which thrives when we practice the spiritual attunement methods that help us find a higher vibration with a greater degree of ease.
Hopefully, the things I’ve offered here will help those of you who’ve wondered what you can do to keep your chakras as strong, healthy and flowing as possible, and I know I’ll at least attempt to take my own advice and put these practices into play.
We’ll want our chakras to be pure and healthy if we want to do anything significant or helpful here on earth, and if we’re willing to do things that balance them out and enable them to receive the energy that’s helping us evolve more purely, we’ll have little difficulty doing anything that requires this energy.
As long as we can keep every chakra aligned, everything will flow with grace and ease and our willingness to contribute to our ongoing conscious revolution will strengthen exponentially as a result.