Updated: Aug 8
People have been hearing about chakras for years and assume that what they learned is accurate because they read it in a book or learned it in a class. I have seen and heard so many misconceptions, that I wanted to make this one of the first topics of my blog. Some of the most common misconceptions about chakras is in relation to the number of chakras that exist, how they are opened and cleared, and whether they should ever be closed.
CHAKRAS AND THE MYSTERY SCHOOL
Since there is so much misinformation out there, how can anyone know what is really true? What I cover below is what I have been taught through The Modern Mystery School. They have information on many different topics that has been handed down for thousands of years by an oral tradition through the Lineage of King Salomon. It isn't someone's opinion or thought about the subject, but the subject as it has been taught for over 3000 years.
FACTS ABOUT CHAKRAS
The word chakra means wheel in Sanskrit. This is because each of the chakras is connected to the next in what appears to be a vertical line moving up the body. It is also because they create loops of energy that surround your body.
I recently heard someone say there is only one chakra. In fact, there are 2418 chakras, and not simply the 7 to which most people refer. When speaking of the 7 chakras, however, most people refer to them by name, color, number, position and sound. Often times people will play singing bowls at a particular note in order to open and clear the chakra that is aligned with that note..
As we move into new paradigm energies, we are also moving into a new chakra system. This new expanded system can only come in after receiving a Galactic Activation which gives each person a new light body.
Chakras directly correspond with different aspect of our lives. The Modern Mystery School has slightly different correspondences than what is typically written in books and is something that is covered more deeply in Empower Thyself and during Healers Academy 1.
Crown: Soul purpose, link with God and the Divine
3rd Eye: Imagination, clairvoyance, the balance between spiritual will and love.
Throat: Creative expression, clairaudience
Heart: Balance between the Soul’s love and will, healing ability, immune energies, love
Solar Plexus: Creative energy, hidden intelligence, intellectual mind, balance between feelings and thoughts.
Hara: Health, intuition, Kundalini energy
Root: Grounding of all spiritual energies, creation
HOW CHAKRAS WORK
Chakras are directly connected to the Endocrine System (pineal, pituitary, thyroid, thymus, pancreus, adrenal, and sexual organ glands), which stimulates the hormones and neurochemicals of the body, which then stimulate the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system. This is the Brain-Heart-Gut connection that also relates to the Upper, Middle, and Lower Tanden/Dantien of various chi-style martial arts.
Light flows up and down these chakras freely, but in order for it to flow, the chakras must be opened properly. Some will open their chakras starting at the root and then moving up and some will start at the crown and move down. Because light flows from above, the crown must always be opened first. This is rarely addressed when reading about chakras. After the crown has been opened, the opening of chakras can happen from the root up or from the crown down.
In addition, chakras are opened in a particular manner. As can be seen in the picture to the left, chakras open in a funnel shape from each location, rotating chi energy through the funnel in a clockwise rotation as seen from the person's perspective or from above (crown and root chakras only). For example, when opening the crown chakra, push chi energy up through the funnel at the top of the head, as seen from above, moving in a clockwise position from the head and up. After that, chi is used at the 3rd eye. Move chi energy through the back of the head first, in a funnel shape moving outward, as though your eye were at the back of your head and you were looking backwards. Then, do the same but from the front, moving in a funnel shape, from the middle of the forehead and out. This moves again in a clockwise rotation. This will happen with each chakra moving down. Once at the root, move chi energy down from the genital area to Mother Earth, in a clockwise rotation, as seen from above.
When the chakras are fully open, they are then filled with light. This Light is what is used by various light beings (Jesus, Archangels, Buddha, Quan Yin, Elemental Beings) to communicate with and guide us and how we connect to our higher self. Because of that, you want to make sure you have spent time every day in a sacred and safe space to open your chakras and connect with these beings. If you are a highly empathic person, having your chakras fully open can feel difficult. The Modern Mystery School teaches you how to better contain your energy and not take on the energy of others. We teach a variety of ways to hold in light and protect yourself from unwanted energies in both the Empower Thyself class and Tools for Lightworkers.
REFLECTION AND ACTION USING CHAKRAS
If you are having problems with a particular chakra, there are many things you can do to open, clear, and heal them. Meditate for one minute on each chakra, focusing on its location and color. Which feels most uncomfortable? Where do you feel some resistance? That is an indication that something may need to be worked on or cleared.
You may be experiencing a creative block which is connected to your solar plexus chakra. Try rubbing your solar plexus and saying out loud, “I love myself; I am whole.” Start by saying this out loud and then quieter and quieter until you say it within yourself (not aloud).
Possibly you got your heart broken in a recent relationship. This is connected to your heart chakra. You may make kindness your religion or practice forgiveness and gratitude. One statement that I have given clients is, "I forgive myself for judging myself as ____." Do this over and over while filling in the blank. These are just a few examples of how we can heal ourselves by working with our chakras.
If you are interested in further information on The Modern Mystery School, Mystical Awakenings, or the other classes mentioned in this article, please contact Dr. Kimberlee Woods at 562-208-2248 or email MysticalAwakeningsInc@gmail.com.
Dr. Kimberlee Woods
Dr. Kimberlee Woods is currently an apprentice, guide, ritual master, teacher, and healer with the Modern Mystery School. She has also been an educator for over 25 years, working as a teacher, professor, professional development coordinator, Assistant Principal and Principal. She currently owns a store in Palm Desert, CA called Mystical Awakenings where she teaches and provides various healing modalities to help people be truly empowered to live the life of their dreams.