The word Charkra is an old Sanskrit word for “Wheels of Light” they are another system in body much like the circulatory, Nervous, and Respiratory. They interact most closely with the endocrine and lymphatic system. There are seven major chakras that actually hook directly into the spine and take perceptions from ones aura. They hold information of past pain and trauma and it can impact ones aura. These affect a persons emotional and physical health through their connection to the endocrine glands that regulate human behavior. The human energy field or aura surrounds the body in an egg shape around he body.
Their seven layers to a persons aura if one or more auras are out of balances they will dim or brighten and be uneven. A person who is spiritually advanced will have an aura that is the pure white light of Spirit.
Level 1 ~ Etheric Body (aka Lower etheric): Color: Red; This is associated with tough/feeling. If this level is strong, you will have a healthy body and enjoy all the pleasures of your five senses (Taste, tough, sight, sound)
Level 2 ~ Emotional Body (Lower emotional aspect): Color: Orange; This is either light and bright or swirling with dirty clouds of energy. Negative issues, such as unresolved emotional “baggage,” can stagnate here; conversely, if you feel happy at a core level, your first and second energy bodies will display clear, bright colors.
Level 3 ~Mental Body (Lower mental aspect): Color: Yellow; This is concerned with mental concepts in the rational world. It pulsates at a very fine level when you have an active, lively mind.
Level 4 ~ Higher Mental Body: Color: Green; This is where our auras merge and interact with other people, plants, animals, surroundings and the cosmos. Here we feel the love of relationships, since it is strongly associated with the heart chakra.
Level 5 ~ Causal Body (Celestial Body): Color: Turquoise; This is associated with Divine Will and acts as an etheric template for the first level (the Etheric Body)
Level 6 ~ Ketheric Body/True Self (Higher mental aspect): This links us to Divine Mind, our higher truth, our super-consciousness.
Base/ Muladhara ~
Key Issues: Sexuality, Lust, Obsession
Physical location: Between the anus and the Genitals, opening downward
Associated Spinal Area: Fourth Sacral Vertebra
Inner aspect: Grounding spiritual energies
Physical action: Sexuality
Mental Action: Stability
Emotional Action: Sensuality
Spiritual Action: Security
Animal: The mole represents our learning to respect our dependence on the alchemy of the Earth. This chakra represents our first awareness of physical form, relationship to Earth, honoring the Source, respecting the alchemy of the soil that supports all life.
Gemstones: Emeralds, uncut work best, Carnelian,
Essential Oils: Cedarwood, Patchouli, Myrrh
Sacral/ Svadisthana ~
Key Issues: Relationships, violence, addictions
Physical Location: Upper part of sacrum below the navel
Associated spinal area: First lumbar vertebra
Inner aspect: Feeling
Physical Aspect: Reproduction
Mental Action: Creativity
Emotional Action: Joy
Spiritual action: Enthusiasm
Animal: The badger represents recognition of individual needs, care of self as separate physical entity. The power and vulnerability of the Life Force manifest within us, acknowledging its sacredness; healing energy for self and others.
Gemstones: Fire Opal, and Carnelian, moonstones, and aquamarine
Essentials Oils: Sandalwood, Jasmine, Champaca, Ylang-Ylang, Rose oil
Solar Plexus/ Manipura ~
Key Issues: Power, fear, anxiety, introversion
Physical location: Between the navel and the bottom of the sternum
Associated Spinal area: Seventh and eighth thoracic vertebrae
Inner Aspect: Opinion and personal power
Physical action: Digestion
Mental Action: Power
Emotional Action: Expansiveness
Spiritual action: Growth
Animal: The bear symbolizes self-knowledge and growth; standing in your own power; transition and change through the power of introspection; recognizing the limits of human knowing, power of humanity and forgiveness.
Gemstones: Topaz, yellow tourmaline, emerald, Sapphire and citrine
Essential Oils: Clary Sage, Juniper, and Geranium
Heart/ Anahata ~
Key Issues: Passion, tenderness, inner-child issues and rejection
Physical location: At the center of the chest on the sternum
Associated Spinal area: Fourth thoracic vertebra
Inner Aspect: Unconditional love and compassion
Physical action: Circulation
Mental action: Passion
Spiritual Action: Devotion
Animal: Wolf: Development of ability to love and care for others; community awareness and awareness of relationship; joy in nurturing and supporting others, and receiving the same for yourself to achieve all of the above.
Gemstones: Peridot, pink topaz, rhodonite, pink or lavender kunzite, Watermelon Tourmaline, rose quartz, and rhodocrosite,
Essential Oils: Rose, Melissa, Neroli
Throat/ Vishuddha ~
Gland: Thyroid/ Parathyroids
Key Issues: Self-expression, communication, and will
Physical Location: Between the collar bone and larynx in the neck
Associated spinal area: third cervical vertebra
Inner Aspect: Expression
Physical action: Communication
Mental Action: Fluent thought
Emotional Action: Independence
Spiritual Action: Security
Animal: Personal Power animals: Finding your own voice: discovering how to best use your personal gifts; learning to distinguish between self-power, power over others, or others‘ power over you. Honoring your gift with courage.
Gemstones: Blue topaz, Yellow topaz, Quartz, and turquoise
Essential Oils: Lavender, Chamomile, and Rosemary/Thyme/Sage
Color: Deep Blue
Sense: Extra-sensory perception
Key Issues: Balancing the higher/lower selves and trusting inner guidance.
Physical Location: The center of the brow
Associated spinal area: First cervival vertebra
Inner aspect: Intuition
Emotional action: Clarity
Spiritual Action: Meditation
Animal: Mountain Lion: Quest for wisdom (tracking); the mountain lion has the ability to differentiate between human knowledge and universal truth. The mountain lion shows openness to the lessons of true elders, recognizing forces and truths that govern our lives and all others
Gemstones: Diamonds, Lapis Lazuli
Essential Oils: Frankincense, Basil and holy basil
Sense: All the senses
Key issues: Inner Wisdom and death of the body
Physical location: top of head
Associated spinal area: None
Inner aspect: Release of Karma
Physical action: Meditation
Mental action: Universal consciousness
Emotional Action: Beingness
Spiritual Action: Unity through transcendental consciousness.
Animal: Eagle:The eagle has the ability to see the big picture, the balance between Earth beings and spirit; awareness of how our journey on Earth is not separate from our spiritual identity.
Gemstones: Celestite, Blue Sapphire, Charoite and surgilite, Clear quartz, and Amethyst.
Essential Oils: Ylang-Ylang, Rosewood, Lotus or water lily, and Linden or lime blossom