Doug Tales 167: Chakras, Part Two

How self-aware are we of who and what we are? Do we recognize the connections between our physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental aspects? During mortality, chakras are an energetic manifestation of the physical body and how it connects into the spiritual, emotional and mental part of us. Doug Mendenhall encourages us in I See…Arise! (2016), pp. 70-75 to keep our chakras cleared and aligned with our Savior’s will for us:

There are no accidents or coincidences. Things happen here on earth and in the heavens according to pattern and order. God has set his natural laws, and we need to understand them, or others will use those laws to influence and maintain control over us. It is being done to all of us continually.

Besides our auric field that surrounds our body, we also have other energy centers. The energy centers that my daughter sees and others have described to me are our chakras.

To begin with, there are seven basic chakras. These energy centers are real; there is color associated with them that the gifted see. There are many minor chakras throughout our body, but here is where the seven basic chakras are located:

Ancient Hindu traditions have been studying energy consciousness for thousands of years, and they have mapped out the consciousness of the body using the language of the chakras. Chakra is a Sanskrit word which means “wheel,” or “vortex,” because that is what it looks like energetically. Each chakra interpenetrates the physical body with the energy the same way a magnetic field can interpenetrate or permeate the physical body.

A good friend did a workshop for me several years ago and handed out a paper that in part discussed the human chakras. This is part of what he shared:

“The chakras are not physical. They are aspects of consciousness in the same way that the auras are aspects of consciousness. The chakras are more dense than the auras, but not as dense as the physical body, but they interact with the physical body through two major vehicles, the endocrine system and the nervous system. Each of the seven chakras is associated with one of the seven endocrine glands, and also with a particular group of nerves called a plexus. Thus, each chakra can be associated with particular parts of the body and particular functions within the body controlled by that plexus or that endocrine gland associated with that chakra.

“Your consciousness, your experience of being, represents everything it is possible for you to experience. All of your senses, all of your perceptions, all of your possible states of awareness can be divided into seven categories, and each of these categories can be associated with a particular chakra. Thus, the chakras represent not only particular parts of your physical body, but also particular parts of your consciousness. When you feel tension in your consciousness, you feel it in the chakra associated with the part of your consciousness experiencing the stress, and in the parts of the physical body associated with that chakra. Where you feel the stress depends therefore on why you feel the stress. When someone is hurt in a relationship, they feel it in their heart. When someone is nervous, their legs tremble and the bladder becomes weak.”

There have been times when I just haven’t been able to get myself together, when I just felt “off.” My innate curiosity makes me want to understand these things at a spiritual level, so in the past I would ask my daughter to take a look at my energy and tell me what was out of balance. Many times she would tell me that one or more of my chakras was “spinning the wrong direction.” Chakras usually spin clockwise. When mine are blocked with energetic problems or whatever, they will spin counterclockwise or not spin at all. To correct the problem I will create an energy ball, as described in the chapter on “Spoon Bending” and spin it clockwise at that chakra point. Then I will actually take that spinning ball of energy—going clockwise of course—and run it up and down all my chakras. There is a column that goes from one chakra to the next. That is where I run the energy. It really does clear me and make me feel better to have all seven of my energy centers, chakras, flowing in the proper direction and clear of “junk.”

There is a cartoon series called “Avatar: The Last Airbender” that explains this quite well. [See “The Guru,” Season 2, Episode 19, ten-minute video excerpt re-posted to YouTube at How To Open Your 7 Chakras As Explained In a Children’s Show.] The master is teaching the young student about chakras and explains that the different chakra centers are like pools of water in a stream. The water swirls around in the pools. The chakras do the same thing in our body; they are pools of swirling energy. When flowing properly, the water goes from one pool down to the next. If debris gets in the water and stops its flow, the pool can become “dammed” up and not flow properly. Our chakras are like that, swirling pools of energy, and if one or more has debris they become “dammed” up and don’t flow properly. He goes on to explain the seven different chakras.

1. Crown Chakra – Thought Chakra – this is at the crown of the head. It deals with spirit and is blocked by earthly attachment.

2. Third Eye Chakra – Light Chakra – this is located at the center of the forehead. It deals with insight and is blocked by illusion, the illusion of separation.

3. Throat Chakra – Sound Chakra – located in the throat. It deals with truth and is blocked by lies, especially the ones we tell ourselves.

4. Heart Chakra – Heart Chakra – located in the heart. It deals with love and is blocked by grief, sadness, and loss.

5. Solar Plexus Chakra – Fire Chakra – located in the stomach area. This is our will and power. It is blocked by shame and disappointments.

6. Sacral Chakra – Water Chakra – located over the sexual organs. Deals with pleasure and is blocked by guilt and blame.

7. Base/Root Chakra – Earth Chakra – located at the base of the spine and is blocked by fear.

Of course there are many explanations about Chakras, their meanings, and how to release what is there. That is beyond the scope of this work and will require some personal study….

Having our energy centers cleared is part of the process of having complete control and awareness of all of our thoughts and actions. It is part of the overall physical, mental, spiritual, and ethereal health of our bodies. As with all things, it is important to ask our Father’s permission and use discernment. I enjoy looking at any modality I can as long as I get permission. Then I will try to apply the gospel of Jesus Christ to what I am seeing or learning.

A good example of this is with the seven Chakras. Before they changed the LDS temple endowment in the initiatory, it actually paralleled the chakras. For those old enough to remember the seven chakras were symbolically washed and anointed with oil along with the feet, arms, hands, and back. I do believe that if it was done with true authority and faith that would be a great way to clear them. Do you think that might have been one of the reasons the Lord instituted that practice in the temple?