The Seven Chakras: What Are Their Purposes?

Each chakra serves a unique purpose

Written by Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness

We hear a lot of talk about ‘chakras’ in the spiritual community, but what exactly are they? What purpose do they serve?

As we’ll learn here, chakras are literal, inner energy centers, and they provide us with an important link to the other side of the veil. It can be easy to feel like we’re cut off from spirit here on earth, but in reality, we’re constantly connected with the higher realms.

We constantly bring through creative, spiritual energy, and our chakras play an important role in this. We’ll develop our chakras more easily if we get to know them better, and before we know it, we’ll consciously bring through waves of pure energy that’ll have a massive effect on the collective consciousness.

If all of the conscious public knew about their chakras and the fact that these energy centers can be utilized to increase our reception of the energy that’s helping us evolve, the planetary vibration would rise as more and more of us started acting on our potential as lightworkers.

As we’ll also learn here, the chakras don’t just serve our spiritual needs. They actually help regulate various parts of the physical body that are essential to our daily survival, and as we continue to evolve, we’ll find that they played a wealth of other roles too.

We’re believed to have a lot of chakras, most of which haven’t yet come online, but for this report, we’ll focus on the seven main chakras we’re believed to carry in our subtler bodies.

First, we’ll focus on chakra #1: The root chakra. As Kellie Jo Conn tells us, the root chakra is located at the base of the spine, and it’s primarily responsible for our drive to physically survive.

“Studying the individual chakras begins with the root chakra, called Muladhara in Sanskrit. The root chakra is located at the base of the spine at the tailbone in back, and the pubic bone in front. This center holds the basic needs for survival, security and safety.

“The root chakra is powerfully related to our contact with the Earth Mother, providing us with the ability to be grounded into the earth plane. This is also the center of manifestation. When you are trying to make things happen in the material world, business or material possessions, the energy to succeed will come from the first chakra.” (1)

We can connect with Mother Earth through the root chakra, and we can thank her for all of the bounties she’s placed before us, which, for the most part, have been ravaged. When we focus our energy on the root chakra, our sense of balance and grounded-ness to the earth increases, and this can result in an increase in our clarity of mind.

It’ll also increase our reception of the flowing energies of the heart, and it helps us manifest things in our physical reality, as long as we’re focused enough to do the work that’s required on our end to manifest them. We’re capable of manifesting anything, but we have to be in it for the long haul.

Nothing will happen for us overnight, but with willingness and dedication, everything is ultimately achievable.

If the root chakra is blocked, it could cause feelings of fear, nervousness and anxiousness, Kelly advises. We’re also told about the gemstones that help bring this chakra into balance.

“If this chakra is blocked an individual may feel fearful, anxious, insecure and frustrated. Problems like obesity, anorexia nervosa, and knee troubles can occur. Root body parts include the hips, legs, lower back and sexual organs. The colors used for this chakra are red, brown and black.

“The gemstones are Garnet, Smoky Quartz, Obsidian, and Black Tourmaline.” (2)

Mind Body Green affirms Kellie’s description of the root chakra.

Root Chakra – Represents our foundation and feeling of being grounded.

“Location: Base of spine in tailbone area.

“Emotional issues: Survival issues such as financial independence, money, and food.” (3)

Eclectic Energies outlines the qualities of an aligned root chakra.

“The Root chakra is about being physically there and feeling at home in situations. If it is open, you feel grounded, stable and secure. You don’t unnecessarily distrust people. You feel present in the here and now and connected to your physical body. You feel you have sufficient territory.” (4)

Basically, the root chakra helps us feel like we’re a part of this physical reality, instead of feeling like we’re going to float away any minute. Most of us have been on the earth for a very long time, and as such, we’re as much a part of this planet as anyone else.

Even though there’s nothing wrong with focusing on spirit, there’s also nothing wrong with staying grounded to this reality instead of falling out of balance and overflowing our chakras with emotion or energy, which isn’t advised.

Eclectic Energies also outlines the qualities of an underused and overused root chakra.

“If you tend to be fearful or nervous, your Root chakra is probably under-active. You’d easily feel unwelcome.

“If this chakra is over-active, you may be very materialistic and greedy. You’re probably obsessed with being secure and resist change.” (5)

As with all things, the best thing we can do is to balance our root chakra and every other chakra that could otherwise go undernourished or over-nourished. We don’t help anyone when we overflow our chakras, and instead, we can express our creative and emotional energy much more lightly; in a much more balanced and secure way.

If we do, we’ll be able to handle our physical reality and express our spirituality with ease. It’d be easy to alienate ourselves by expressing our spirituality in a way that others can’t relate to, but we won’t run into this problem if our root chakra is grounded.

Now, we’re going to move on to chakra #2: the sacral chakra. I’m interested in this chakra because of its connection to our emotional and sexual expression, and we need to take care of it as much as any other chakra if we want to reap its flowing creative benefits.

The sacral chakra has a lot to do with our creativity, and something tells me this chakra provides a needed ‘umph’ to our creative works, which is one of many reasons we should keep it healthy and balanced.

Eclectic Energies tells us about the benefits of a healthy, aligned sacral chakra.

“The Sacral chakra is about feeling and sexuality. When it is open, your feelings flow freely, and are expressed without you being over-emotional. You are open to intimacy and you can be passionate and lively. You have no problems dealing with your sexuality.” (6)

We’re also told about the emotional stiffness that results from an underactive sacral chakra, as well as the overemotional and hypersexual nature of an overactive one.

“If you tend to be stiff and unemotional or have a ‘poker face,’ the Sacral chakra is under-active. You’re not very open to people.

“If this chakra is over-active, you tend to be emotional all the time. You’ll feel emotionally attached to people and you can be very sexual.” (7)

Kellie Jo Conn describes the sacral chakra, telling us exactly where it’s located.

“The second chakra is often referred to as the belly or sacral chakra. It is located two inches below the navel and is rooted into the spine. This center holds the basic needs for sexuality, creativity, intuition, and self-worth. This chakra is also about friendliness, creativity, and emotions.

“It governs peoples sense of self-worth, their confidence in their own creativity, and their ability to relate to others in an open and friendly way.” (8)

There’s a reason creativity and our sense of self-worth seem to go hand in hand: the same chakra governs both of them. When our creativity seems depleted, we tend to feel down on ourselves; as if we don’t have ‘what it takes’ to be creative like we really want to, and in the same vein, our self-confidence is strong when our creative flow is strong.

Of course, we don’t have to hinge our sense of self-worth on how strong our creative flow is, but some people naturally do. The human mind is very concerned with being ‘good’, and sometimes, the desire to simply exist and enjoy the wonders that are all around is trumped by this perceived need.

We tie our emotions into our creative successes and ‘failures’, and our positive perception of ourselves tends to be based on the things we achieve. This is because these functions are aligned with the same chakra, and if our self-confidence is naturally strong, it can allow us to create great things.

Our sacral chakra is influenced by the things we experienced as children, Kelly tells us. She also affirms what we learned from Mind Body Green about the nature of the sacral chakra.

“It¹s influenced by how emotions were expressed or repressed in the family during childhood. Proper balance in this chakra means the ability to flow with emotions freely and to feel and reach out to others sexually or not. If this chakra is blocked a person may feel emotionally explosive, manipulative, obsessed with thoughts of sex or may lack energy. (9)

I can say from experience that the ability to let our emotions and expressions flow freely is a gift from the divine. It feels great to be open and receptive to the influence of spirit, enthusiastically using spirit’s ‘voice’ to assist with various helpful creative projects, but when the sacral chakra’s blocked, the shadow self can kick in to a very strong degree.

Like a lot of channeled sources and spiritual teachers have said, the ‘shadow self’ is really a product of our reception to lower energies and thought forms, and it doesn’t actually exist. We bring forth the illusory shadow self (and essentially become it) by being receptive to negativity, but we won’t have this problem if our chakras are open and balanced.

We won’t have to worry about the seemingly overbearing influence of negative thought forms, because they won’t be around us anymore. In their place will be self-created angels, guides and helpers who’ll love and support us as they funnel energy through our ever-opening and expanding chakras.

Kellie then outlines the physical problems associated with the sacral chakra, and she also tells us about the gemstones that energize it and balance it out.

“Physical problems may include, kidney weakness, stiff lower back, constipation, and muscle spasms. Belly body parts include sexual organs (women), kidneys, bladder, and large intestine. The main color used with this chakra is orange. The gemstones are Carnelian Agate, Orange Calcite and Tigers Eye.” (10)

In some articles about chakras, we’re encouraged to visualize the color of a specific chakra in an effort to strengthen it. In this case, we’d visualize a bright, burning orange merkaba a couple inches below our belly button, which is responsible for our creativity, our sexuality, and a wealth of other important functions.

We can strengthen this and every other chakra with visualization, and the practice of visualization will render a lot of other positive effects that haven’t yet been discovered. In this case, visualization helps us solidify our perception of any particular chakra we focus on, and the work we do in visualizing balance actually helps the chakra(s) it’s aimed at.

Now, on to chakra #3: the solar plexus chakra (also called the navel chakra). Mind Body Green tells us that the solar plexus, like our root chakra, is tied to our self-worth.

Solar Plexus Chakra – Our ability to be confident and in-control of our lives.

“Location: Upper abdomen in the stomach area.

“Emotional issues: Self-worth, self-confidence, self-esteem.” (11)

As Eclectic Energies tells us, we feel healthily confident in ourselves when our solar plexus is balanced.

“The Navel chakra is about asserting yourself in a group. When it is open, you feel in control and you have sufficient self esteem.

“When the Navel chakra is under-active, you tend to be passive and indecisive. You’re probably timid and don’t get what you want.

“If this chakra is over-active, you are domineering and probably even aggressive.” (12)

With every chakra, we can experience problems that are either caused by too much or too little energy flowing through. It might make sense at first glance to fill our chakras with as much energy as possible, but in reality, they have to expand to accommodate a greater amount and purity of energy before they can take so much.

Our ascension is a steady process of growth and refinement, and even though we might want to bring through as much energy as we can, as quick as we can, the best thing we can do is to realize that this energy already exists within, isn’t going anywhere, and will continue to come through.

Then, we can bring it through in a balanced way that doesn’t override our chakras.

The solar plexus has a lot to do with psychic development and our ability to receive the energy and information of our guides, Kellie Jo Conn tells us.

“The third chakra is referred to as the solar plexus chakra. It is located two inches below the breastbone in the center behind the stomach. The third chakra is the center of personal power, the place of ego , of passions, impulses, anger and strength.

“It is also the center for astral travel and astral influences, receptivity of spirit guides and for psychic development.” (13)

We hear a lot about opening our heart chakra and our third eye, but if we want to find spirit, opening the solar plexus is equally important.

As we’ll find, opening every chakra is important to our overall growth and development, and once they’re all open and receiving a proper flow of energy, our clarity of mind (and our general enjoyment of life) will be turned up.

We’ll find a greater sense of wellbeing when our chakras are open, and becoming aware that they exist is the first step to opening them and receiving our higher selves, our guides, and every other facet of the Company of Heaven who watches and assist us along this journey out of the lower vibrations.

Chakra health is important to receiving their energies and impressions, and if we’re willing to develop each of our chakras, our communication with spirit will be open and flowing.

Depression could result from an imbalanced Solar Plexus, Kellie advises.

“When the Third Chakra is out of balance you may lack confidence, be confused, worry about what others think, feel that others are controlling your life, and may be depressed. Physical problems may include digestive difficulties, liver problems, diabetes, nervous exhaustion, and food allergies.

“When balanced you may feel cheerful, outgoing, have self-respect, expressive, enjoy taking on new challenges, and have a strong sense of personal power.” (14)

When the solar plexus is healthy, we feel more empowered; more able to take on exciting adventures and challenges. We take on these challenges with a heightened level of enthusiasm, because we know in our hearts that we’re strong spiritual beings who are intended to use our spirituality to help all of humanity become aware and thrive.

We recognize that we’ve been endowed with a wealth of divinely inspired talents, and we enthusiastically use these talents to bring everyone around us into the light. Our influence will grow as our work increases, and our confidence and faith in where we’re going will grow as well.

Kellie then outlines the body parts and gemstones that are associated with the solar plexus.

“The body parts for this chakra include the stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, and small intestine. The main color for this chakra is yellow. The gemstones are Citrine, Topaz, and Yellow Calcite.” (15)

I’d pay attention to the gemstone recommendations if you’re interested in balancing out any particular chakra, because they can help restore balance and reintroduce us to what a healthy chakra feels like.

Again, we have to be committed if we want to do anything significant, such as clearing out one of our chakras, but the gemstones will respond to our willingness to find balance with the exact assistance that’s required.

Now, on to chakra #4: the heart chakra. The solar plexus has a lot to do with our confidence and empowerment, whereas the heart chakra relates more to our love and compassion for the plight of others.

Eclectic energies tells us about the compassionate openness that results from an opened heart chakra.

“The Heart chakra is about love, kindness and affection. When it is open, you are compassionate and friendly, and you work at harmonious relationships.

“When your Heart chakra is under-active, you are cold and distant.

“If this chakra is over-active, you are suffocating people with your love and your love probably has quite selfish reasons.” (16)

Our love isn’t as pure or potent if we express it too much or too selfishly, and as we’ll eventually learn, love goes hand in hand with selflessness. If we truly love someone, we’ll think about their wants and needs over our own, and it goes without saying that we won’t want to hurt them in the name of selfish pursuits.

In the same vein, we won’t want to alienate ourselves from them by filling them with more love and praise than they can handle, and balance will always be an important aspect of traversing the ascension path and generally living life. Some people probably appreciate an overexpression of love and praise, but it could unintentionally push others away.

Not to mention that it could burn out the heart chakra, and this is one reason we’re encouraged not to bring too much universal energy through. If we brought through far more energy in one night than our heart chakra could take, for instance, we might feel very tired, depleted and maybe even depressed the next day.

As Kellie Jo Conn tells us, the heart chakra connects the physical body with the mind and spirit.

“The fourth chakra is referred to as the heart chakra. It is located behind the breast bone in front and on the spine between the shoulder blades in back. This is the center for love, compassion and spirituality. This center directs one¹s ability to love themselves and others, to give and to receive love. This is also the chakra connecting body and mind with spirit.” (17)

She also describes the ‘heart scars’ that can result from heavy, sustained physical or emotional trauma.

“Almost everyone today has a hard, hurt, or broken heart, and it is no accident that heart disease is the number one killer in America today. Deep heart hurts can result in aura obstructions called heart scars. When these scars are released, they raise a lot of old pain, but free the heart for healing and new growth.” (18)

It’s important to release any heart scars that have formed because of any trauma experienced, in this or any other life on earth, and in some cases, we might find that the scars are results of age-old pain that we’ve practically forgotten about.

No matter where our pain or trauma comes from, we’ll have to heal it if we want to lighten our vibration and ascend. We’ll definitely have to heal it if we want our heart chakra to bring through a banquet of increasingly pure energy, and as our vibration rises, we’ll be naturally confronted by our heart scars or any other issues that could keep us from ascending.

The fear of getting hurt (and the fear of being unworthy of love) result from a closed heart chakra, Kellie tells us.

“When this chakra is out of balance you may feel sorry for yourself, paranoid, indecisive, afraid of letting go, afraid of getting hurt, or unworthy of love. Physical illnesses include heart attack, high blood pressure, insomnia, and difficult in breathing.

“When this chakra is balanced you may feel compassionate, friendly, empathetic, desire to nurture others and see the good in everyone.” (19)

It’s easier to see everyone as a sacred embodiment of Source when our heart chakra is open and brimming, but we’ll turn cold and hollow if it’s closed off. Everyone craves love at our core, and if we block ourselves from this love by closing our heart chakra, we cut ourselves off from the greatest loving source we could’ve hoped to tap into.

This is why so many people on this planet are so unhappy: they’ve completely blocked their reception of the loving energy that helps us thrive. They could re-find the love that seems extinguished if they were to rediscover and open all of their chakras, and all of humanity will have to do this if we want to collectively ascend.

I’m confident that we’ll be able to do it in due time, but the conscious public will have to work as hard as we can to awaken others about their chakras and various other things.

As usual, Kellie then outlines the body parts and gemstones that are associated with the heart chakra.

“Body parts for the fourth chakra include heart, lungs, circulatory system, shoulders, and upper back. The main colors used are pink and green. The gemstones are Rose Quartz, Kunzite, and Watermelon tourmaline.” (20)

Mind Body Green tells us some helpful facts about the heart chakra.

“The 4th Chakra, the Heart Chakra, represents our ability to love — the quality of our love, our past loves — and our future loves. Here’s what you need to know about Heart Chakra healing:

Location of our Heart Chakra: Center of chest just above heart.

Emotional issues affecting our Heart Chakra: Love, joy, inner peace.

Color: Green

Healing Exercises: Bikram Yoga, Love, love, love. Simply opening up our hearts to others is the best healing exercise to open up the Heart Chakra.

“Healing Foods: Green colored foods (leafy vegetables, spinach), Green tea” (21)

I agree with the statement that ‘simply opening up our hearts to others is the best healing exercise…’

I’m sure there are plenty of exercises we can do to open up and balance the heart, but the best way to exercise it is to simply embody love. We can call on love every day; in every moment, and if we do, we’ll eventually find that we can easily let it flow to whoever and wherever it’s needed.

We have little reason not to exercise our opening and expanding hearts, but it requires the disciplined ability to transcend the influence of the ego and work sternly on developing the heart in the face of temptation to close ourselves off from it.

Again, we’ll only find coldness and hollowness if we’re closed off, and we’ll eventually make our way back to our hearts with the understanding that they’re our link to the love we want to feel so badly. We never have to feel depleted of this love again, but if we close our heart or overwhelm it with too much energy, we might feel depleted for a while.

Now, for chakra #5: the throat chakra. As we’ll learn, this chakra is directly tied to our expression, and it’s an important one for anyone who wants to hone their creativity. The throat chakra is related to our ability to directly and vocally express ourselves, and I’m sure we also lean on the influence of the root chakra to express ourselves clearly.

Eclectic Energies draws the link between the throat chakra and our expression and creativity.

“The Throat chakra is about self-expression and talking. When it is open, you have no problems expressing yourself, and you might be doing so as an artist.

“When this chakra is under-active, you tend not to speak much, and you probably are introverted and shy. Not speaking the truth may block this chakra.

“If this chakra is over-active, you tend to speak too much, usually to domineer and keep people at a distance. You’re a bad listener if this is the case.” (22)

Mind Body Green tells us a lot about the throat chakra, including the foods we can eat to balance it out.

“The 5th Chakra, the Throat Chakra, represents our ability to communicate and express ourselves. Here’s what you need to know about Throat Chakra healing:

Location of our Throat Chakra: Throat.

Emotional issues affecting our Throat Chakra: Communication, self-expression of feelings, speaking the truth, holding secrets.

Color: Blue

Healing Exercises: Shoulder stand …, Singing, chanting

“Healing Foods: Juices and teas, Fruits (all kinds)” (23)

It makes sense that juices, teas and fruits are the best things we can consume to strengthen the throat chakra, because they’re all related to soothing the throat. Fruit can help us find a higher vibration, and our self-confidence could be turned up as a result, enabling us to use our throat chakra to express ourselves in a greater way than we would’ve thought possible.

Some momentum might initially be required to use our voice clearly and directly, but after we practice a little bit, our expressions will become as clear and pure as we’ve always wanted them to be. We’d all be comfortable enough with each other to use our voices if we came together, whereas currently, we’re too divided to find the courage to arise.

We can support each other, thus enabling everyone to stand up for what’s right and fair, but we have to be willing to use our voices and stand strong in the face of attempted silence from the interests who want to preserve our current paradigm. They can only stop us if we let them, and we have no more reason to let them in this transformative time.

Nobody will remain silent when everyone is awake, aware and willing to support each other. We won’t want to be silent when we see that everyone else is active, and the work a few people do now could motivate billions of others.

Kellie Jo Conn tells us that the throat chakra is the center for communication and implementing change.

“The fifth chakra is referred to as the throat chakra. It is located in the V of the collarbone at the lower neck and is the center of communication, sound, and expression of creativity via thought, speech, and writing. The possibility for change, transformation and healing are located here. The throat is where anger is stored and finally let go of.” (24)

We’ll feel ‘timid’ and we’ll keep ourselves from expressing our greater abilities when this chakra’s imbalanced, she tells us.

“When this chakra is out of balance you may want to hold back, feel timid, be quiet, feel weak, or can¹t express your thoughts. Physical illnesses or ailments include, hyperthyroid, skin irritations, ear infections, sore throat, inflammations, and back pain.” (25)

I’m sure most of us have experienced this inability or unwillingness to express ourselves or creatively soar, and an imbalanced throat chakra can apparently play a role in it. Like every other chakra, physical ailments can also result if this chakra’s imbalanced, and balancing it is just as important as the rest of our chakras.

If we want to enjoy our creativity, we’ll have to be willing to express ourselves without limits or hindrances. This can be difficult if our throat chakra is imbalanced, but by no means is it impossible. It’s far more possible than we’ve let ourselves believe, but we have to know about an issue (like the throat chakra being imbalanced) before we can mend it.

As usual, Kelly also tells us how we might feel when this chakra is balanced and names the accompanying gemstones.

“When this chakra is balanced you may feel balanced, centered, musically or artistically inspired, and may be a good speaker. Body parts for the fifth chakra are throat, neck, teeth, ears, and thyroid gland. The main color used is light blue. The gemstones are Aquamarine and Azurite.” (26)

I think it’s important for anyone who wants to hone their creativity to embrace this chakra, because we won’t express ourselves very easily without it. We might find a lot more difficulty expressing our inner creativity if our throat chakra’s imbalanced, and it could become very discouraging.

Therefore, letting our creativity flow from our balanced throat chakra is one of the best things we can do for ourselves, and when we look back on all of the amazing and inspired things we were able to do, we’ll be very glad we made an effort to balance it.

Now, on to chakra #6: the third eye. This is probably the most well-known and talked about chakra, and even though the rest of our chakras deserve just as much attention, I’ll admit it’s very important.

The third eye, as well as the crown chakra (which we’ll learn about) is primarily responsible for our reception of higher insights, and it can be used to perceive the higher realms and communicate with our spiritual guides. I’m sure there are a lot of other things we can use it for, and no matter how we use it, opening and balancing it is definitely recommended.

Eclectic Energies tells us that an open and balanced third eye will increase our intuition.

“The Third Eye chakra is about insight and visualization. When it is open, you have a good intuition. You may tend to fantasize.

“If it is under-active, you’re not very good at thinking for yourself, and you may tend to rely on authorities. You may be rigid in your thinking, relying on beliefs too much. You might even get confused easily.

“If this chakra is over-active, you may live in a world of fantasy too much. In excessive cases halucinations are possible.” (27)

There’s nothing wrong with having our ‘head in the clouds’, but we have to make sure our feet are firmly on the ground as well. We don’t want to feed our third eye too much energy, because we could overload it (and ourselves) as a result. We also don’t want to feed it too little energy, because our intuition, which is otherwise clear and pure, will become muddied.

A growing number of seekers are experiencing an expansion of their intuition, and they’re able to receive much clearer intuitive impressions as a result.

In many cases, this is because their third eye is opened and balanced, and our higher selves and guides wait for us to balance it (and the rest of our chakras) so they can intuitively communicate with us and deliver a wealth of advice and guidance.

Kellie Jo Conn tells us that the third eye is the center for higher intuition and reception of our guides.

“The sixth chakra is referred to as the third eye or brow chakra. It is located above the physical eyes on the center of the forehead. This is the center for psychic ability, higher intuition, the energies of spirit and light. It also assists in the purification of negative tendencies and in the elimination of selfish attitudes.” (28)

A lot of people could use this purification, but we can’t purify a chakra we don’t know about. In fact, if we don’t know about any of our chakras, we can’t do the work that’s required to balance and restore them.

We can only work within the perceptual confines we’ve created for ourselves, but becoming aware of the existence of our chakras is the first step to balancing them out and bringing the proper amount and purity of energy through them.

When it comes to our creativity, the chakras we feed our energy into are very important. Every chakra needs an equal, balanced amount of energy, and everything will become more difficult if we overload even one of them. If we overload the root or sacral chakras, for example, the rest of them won’t have as much or as pure energy to work with.

Not only would we be dealing with one overstimulated chakra – the rest of them would be under-stimulated. It’s an imbalance in every sense of the word, and hopefully, realizing this will help us bring the proper amount of energy through each chakra.

We can use our third eye to communicate with our higher self and guides, Kellie tells us, but we might feel less confident (or too confident) in our abilities if it’s imbalanced.

“Through the power of the sixth chakra, you can receive guidance, channel, and tune into your Higher Self. When this chakra is not balanced you may feel non-assertive, afraid of success, or go the opposite way and be egotistical. Physical symptoms may include headaches, blurred vision, blindness, and eyestrain.” (29)

We’ll know if the third eye’s imbalanced by the physical symptoms we’ll feel, and if we aren’t confident in ourselves or our divinely ordained abilities, we might find that it was because our third eye wasn’t balanced. As with anything, recognizing an imbalance is the first step to healing it, and we can use the third eye for a wealth of purposes once it receives a proper flow of energy.

You’ll notice that this report’s focus has been primarily on the results of balanced and imbalanced chakras, and this is because it’s important to understand that we can very easily overload our chakras or, in the same vein, funnel too little energy through them.

Simply becoming aware of the chakras isn’t quite enough – we have to regulate our energy flow through each of them so our existence can be as clear and pure as possible. Our clarity of mind increases when we balance our chakras and regulate our energy flow, and all it takes is the willingness to learn what we can do to keep them healthy.

Kellie tells us about the mastery that results from a balanced third eye.

“When this chakra is balanced and open you are your own master with no fear of death, are not attached to material things, may experience telepathy, astral travel, and past lives. Sixth chakra body parts include the eyes, face, brain, lymphatic and endocrine system. The main colors are purple and dark blue. The gemstones are Amethyst, Sodalite, and Lapis Lazuli.” (30)

With focus and dedication, we’ll perceive amazing things by letting our energy swim through the third eye in a perfectly coordinated and balanced way, and only when we can do this will we experience the flowing results of a balanced third eye.

We’ll have to be willing to renounce materiality or anything else that keeps us from finding a higher state of consciousness, but after so long of keeping our third eye balanced, our hunger for material things will naturally cease.

This is because we’ll have been introduced to a blissful perception that’s unlike anything our reality offers, and we’ll have long stopped caring about finite, worldly things. We’ll have rooted ourselves in spirit, and our focus will be on the blissful vibration we’ll be able to feel instead of the things that held us back in the past.

Now, for the seventh and final chakra: the crown chakra. As we’ll learn, this chakra is the center for our highest spiritual perception, and accessing it is key to clearly and purely receiving an intuitive flow. The third eye helps us connect with our higher selves and guides, but this connection couldn’t happen without the crown chakra.

We owe a lot to the crown chakra, which some of us don’t know a whole lot about, and hopefully, the things we’ll learn here will motivate us to give it some attention. I’m sure a lot of you out there already do perceive and work with this chakra, but some seekers haven’t started working with it quite yet.

Eclectic Energies tells us that the crown chakra entails complete physical and spiritual awareness.

“The Crown chakra is about wisdom and being one with the world. When this chakra is open, you are unprejudiced and quite aware of the world and yourself.

“If it is under-active, you’re not very aware of spirituality. You’re probably quite rigid in your thinking.

“If this chakra is over-active, you are probably intellectualizing things too much. You may be addicted to spirituality and are probably ignoring your bodily needs.” (31)

We have to give just as much attention to our physical body as we do our growing spiritual perception, and our focus will be taken far away from physicality if we overload the crown chakra. I’m sure a lot of seekers would see this as a good thing, but we can’t spiritually soar if we don’t pay attention to our physical selves.

Our bodily needs are important, and our spiritual perception will be out of balance if we don’t take care of our bodies and treat them with love and respect. Our bodies require just as much love as our spirits, because they’re comprised of the same spiritual matter that creates our reality and the various higher realities we have yet to perceive.

Mind Body Green tells us about the issues that are associated with the crown, as well as the exercises that help restore it.

“The 7th and highest Chakra, the Crown Chakra, represents our ability to be fully connected spiritually. Here’s what you need to know about opening and healing the Crown Chakra:

Location of our Crown Chakra: The very top of our head.

Emotional issues affecting our Crown Chakra: Inner and outer beauty, our connection to spirituality, pure bliss.

Color: Violet

Healing Exercises:

“Meditation, Running or cardio” (32)

Exercise is one of the best things we can do to strengthen our reception of the divine flow, which we receive through the crown chakra, and it makes sense that keeping our bodies healthy will help keep this chakra balanced.

Clarity of mind and heart are essential if we want to clearly receive the higher-vibrational energies and impressions we can now receive, and if we’re foggy-headed or unwilling to find the clarity we require, receiving energy from the higher realms will seem practically impossible.

It isn’t impossible, but we have to do the inner and outer work that’s required to find it. Like anything else, clear and focused effort has to be made before we can reap the flowing fruits the crown provides, and I’m sure everyone will find this necessary clarity as all of humanity becomes aware of spirit.

Kellie Jo Conn tells us that the crown chakra is the center for ‘dynamic thought and energy’.

“The seventh chakra is referred to as the crown chakra. It is located just behind the top of the skull. It is the center of spirituality, enlightenment, dynamic thought and energy. It allows for the inward flow of wisdom, and brings the gift of cosmic consciousness.

“This is also the center of connectedness with the Goddess (God), the place where life animates the physical body.” (33)

We can connect with Source via the crown chakra, and we can receive the intuitive flow that the third eye strengthens in a much greater way when this chakra’s open and brimming. This is also the chakra we receive the energies and perceptions that provide enlightenment through, and something tells me we’ll use it to reach the fourth and fifth dimensions.

Even when our physical bodies cease to be relevant, our chakras will follow us into the higher realms. In fact, we might travel through our chakras (our crown chakra specifically) when we ascend. I’m only speculating, of course, and I can’t say for sure exactly how our ascension will take place.

I know it’ll continue to be a gradual process, but as far as directly shifting into the fifth dimension goes, I don’t know if we’ll achieve it with help from our chakras or if our chakras will simply be participants.

The silver cord is connected via the crown chakra, Kellie tells us. We’re also told that an imbalanced crown could result in migraines, depression, and similar symptoms.

“The silver cord that connects the aura bodies extends from the crown. The soul comes into the body through the crown at birth and leaves from the crown at death. When this chakra is unbalanced there may be a constant sense of frustration, no spark of joy, and destructive feelings. Illnesses may include migraine headaches and depression.” (34)

I’m sure we’ve all struggled with these feelings at one time or another, and they can apparently be caused by an imbalanced crown. Frustration and the qualities that feed it will always hold us back, and it can be difficult to move beyond these feelings if our crown is imbalanced and they seem to endlessly fill our perception.

If we call upon our higher selves and guides, however, we can receive the assistance we require with opening and balancing our crown so we can soar into a greater perception on a cloud of joy and willingness.

Our ability to perceive our subconscious reality will be turned up when the crown’s balanced, Kellie tells us.

“Balanced energy in this chakra may include the ability to open up to the Divine and total access to the unconscious and subconscious. The main colors for the crown are white and purple. The gemstones are Clear Quartz Crystal, Oregon Opal, and Amethyst.” (35)

I’d recommend looking up those gemstones if you’re interested in cleansing your crown chakra, because a healthy crown equals a healthy and brimming spiritual perception.

Our ability to feel and radiate the energies being lovingly sent our way from the higher realms will grow with each balancing attempt we make, and before long, we’ll wonder how we weren’t able to feel these energies before.

They’ll flow so strongly that they’ll become an average aspect of our daily existence, and we might wonder how we functioned without them.

For now, we’ll have to work to perceive them as much as we can by balancing our chakras and living in love when we could otherwise live for greed and hatred, and however difficult this might sound, it can actually be very easy.

I didn’t know a whole lot about the chakras when I started this report, and hopefully, it’s helped those of you who also had a lot learn about the restorative effort that’s required to use them. Now that we know a little bit about them, we can work to balance them out instead of letting them go unbalanced because of our unawareness of the consequences.

Ignorance might be bliss, but knowledge is power. Knowing about various spiritual concepts will empower us to act on our knowledge and embrace them, and we can passionately pursue whatever spiritual topic we want to know more about.

In doing so, we’ll be able to use our knowledge to do good – in ourselves and in the world – and the rest of the planet will be glad we used the things we learned progressively. All of humanity will eventually find the light and ascend, and if we put our knowledge to good use now, the collective awakening that’s set to take place will happen even sooner.

Our future’s in our hands, and if all of our chakras are balanced, we’ll be able to embrace this future with open arms and the willingness to do what’s required to build a new world. I’m excited for the day when everyone’s awake and willing to work hard to bring this planet into the light, and in time, all of our chakras will be balanced enough for us to do this.

Footnotes:

  1. Kellie Jo Conn: “The Seven Major Chakras” About.com – http://healing.about.com/od/chakratheseven/a/study7chakras.htm
  2. Loc. cit.
  3. Mind Body Green: “The Seven Chakras For Beginners” – http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-91/The-7-Chakras-for-Beginners.html
  4. Eclectic Energies: “Introduction to the Chakras” – http://www.eclecticenergies.com/chakras/introduction.php
  5. Loc. cit.
  6. Loc. cit.
  7. Loc. cit.
  8. Kellie Jo Conn: “The Seven Major Chakras” ibid.
  9. Loc. cit.
  10. Loc. cit.
  11. Mind Body Green: “The Seven Chakras For Beginners” Ibid.
  12. Eclectic Energies: “Introduction to the Chakras” Ibid.
  13. Kellie Jo Conn: “The Seven Major Chakras” ibid.
  14. Loc. cit.
  15. Loc. cit.
  16. Eclectic Energies: “Introduction to the Chakras” Ibid.
  17. Kellie Jo Conn: “The Seven Major Chakras” ibid.
  18. Loc. cit.
  19. Loc. cit.
  20. Loc. cit.
  21. Mind Body Green: “The Seven Chakras For Beginners” Ibid.
  22. Eclectic Energies: “Introduction to the Chakras” Ibid.
  23. Mind Body Green: “The Seven Chakras For Beginners” Ibid.
  24. Kellie Jo Conn: “The Seven Major Chakras” ibid.
  25. Loc. cit.
  26. Loc. cit.
  27. Eclectic Energies: “Introduction to the Chakras” Ibid.
  28. Kellie Jo Conn: “The Seven Major Chakras” ibid.
  29. Loc. cit.
  30. Loc. cit.
  31. Eclectic Energies: “Introduction to the Chakras” Ibid.
  32. Mind Body Green: “The Seven Chakras For Beginners” Ibid.
  33. Kellie Jo Conn: “The Seven Major Chakras” ibid.
  34. Loc, cit.
  35. Loc. cit.

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