Chakra Reference Guide
+ Survival, will to live, structure, stability, food, money, physical vitality, protection
- Rootless, not here, nothing flows, low energy, indecisive
♥ Dance, grounding, wear/visualize red, nurturing foods
☺Kidneys, spine, adrenals
+ Desire, pleasure, seeks unity, joy, movement, sex, creativity, intimacy
- Dependency, complaining, undersexed, overworked
Front: Giving and receiving sexual and physical pleasure,
Back: Quality of sexual union and quantity of love
♥ Water activities, bathing, swimming, swinging hips – hula
☺ Reproductive & immune systems, sexual organs, gonads
+ Power center, clarity, intuition, who we are in the universe, competitive
- Blocked feelings, fears, unfocussed, conditional love
Front: Center of expression, thoughts about emotions
Back: Intention toward physical health – Healing center
♥ Fasting, belly dancing, belly breathing, visualize the spin
☺ Stomach, liver, gall bladder, spleen, pancreas
+ Love and will, unconditional love, compassion, harmony
- I want this regardless. Attacking self
Front: Balances earth and spirit – connectedness
Back: Go after what we want, our will & divine will agree, control
♥ Nurture and love self, be in nature, listen to music
☺Heart, upper back, lymph, vagus nerve, Thymus
+ Communication center, creativity, truth, expression, hearing - sound
- speech & hearing problems, lies, can’t speak up, pride
Front: Takes responsibility for personal needs, divine will
Back: Being open enough to receive – Professional center
♥ Breath, journaling, chanting, singing, acting
☺ Lungs, throat, ears, thyroid
+ Sight, understanding, images, daydreaming, vision, bright ideas, precognitive dreams, intuition
- Negative thoughts, fantasy world, lack of intuition
Front: Ability to grasp mental and universal concepts, creative ideas
Back: Mental executive center puts the ideas from the front into action
♥ Clean third eye screen, focus, affirmations, AUM, eye movements
☺ Pineal/pituitary, left eye, nose, nervous system
+ Seat of enlightenment, spiritual center, wisdom, knowledge, blissfulness, unity with all, integration of spirit with personality
- Divine homesickness, depression, lack of faith, GURU
♥ Resonate to I KNOW and you resonate to I AM - meditation
☺ Upper brain, right eye, pineal/pituitary
My guides told me that the throat chakra connects to the spirit it is the voice of the soul. The third eye connects to the records of the soul/akasha and souls purpose in life. The crown connects to the divine mind and the divine plan for humankind.
Opening Chakras For Psychic Work
Each chakra is associated with a physical, psychological, emotional, mental, spiritual and psychic aspect. Opening chakras to develop psychic awareness will naturally trigger any unfinished business, issues, challenges and gifts in these areas. For instance, opening chakra one – the root chakra, will stimulate your survival instincts and bring up any issues you have about your security, money, home, and career. But it could also intensify past and present physical ailments around the base of the spine, legs, and kidneys. You may experience some discomfort in the root chakra region. When this chakra is stimulated you can experience a tingling feeling in the legs and buttocks.
The gift of the root chakra is “knowing” who you are, being in the here and now, nurturing yourself and allowing yourself to be nurtured by others. Spiritually the root chakra grounds you and keeps you present. Essentially you are spirit in a physical body, but in order to be of any spiritual use you have to be grounded and live in the present moment. This is where your power is.
Your Psychic Gifts
Each chakra is associated with a psychic gift. The root chakra is your ability to stay grounded and bring information from another dimension into this dimension. The sacral chakra opens you to Empathy and Intuition. The Solar Plexus is an enormous powerhouse, the gateway to the intelligence of spirit. This is the chakra you use to sense on an instinctual level – gut feelings. The heart chakra is the balance, the fulcrum between the earth and spirit energies. This is the center of compassion, healing and the art of Psychometry. The Throat chakra is your center of expression. It is associated with the mediumistic skill of Clairaudience meaning Clear Hearing because energy travels between the throat and the small chakra openings beneath the ears. This is also the chakra of Channeling and Inspirational Speaking. The third eye the sixth chakra is the center of dreams, imagination, psychic sight, and Clairvoyance, which includes precognition. The crown chakra connects you with spirit and the higher self.
Before you begin the practice of opening your chakras for psychic work you need to have the right intention. Opening yourself up psychically is like opening your front door and inviting strangers into your home. You need to send the right message into the universe and to spirit.
Your intention in this instance is to open up your sensitivity in order to fully develop your psychic skills for the benefit of helping others. One of my teachers, Ivy Northage who ran one of the most sought after psychic circles in England, said that when she interviewed people for her development class she would ask why they wanted to develop. If the reply was anything other than the desire to help others she would not accept that person into her group. So intention is paramount.
Meditation practice is a large part of psychic development. It should be done sitting up preferably in the Egyptian position. When you lie down you might tend to fall to sleep. Some people fall to sleep because they are not used to being with themselves and they cannot cope with it. Problems with meditation can also be resistance from your ego mind, an unconscious resistance to something related to the area of irritation or pain you might experience in your body.
Keeping Your Chakras Clear
Make it your goal to do your psychic work before a big meal or at least 2 hours afterward. In any psychic development you will be working with the chakras. The solar plexus chakra a storehouse of energy and ideally should be clear of any blockages. Literally on a physical level this means food. I do not eat for at least twelve hours before I work and fast while working. This may not work for you so I am not suggesting that you follow my lead, this is not the only way to work. Do whatever is right for you provided it is within the parameters of the universal law of spirit.
Always protect yourself when you open yourself up on a psychic level or whenever you meditate. Again you are opening the psychic door to various dimensions of energy and who knows what kind of energies will be attracted to your light.
It is a good idea to get into the practice of protecting yourself, regardless of whether or not you are working with your psychic centers. Check the meditation page. At the beginning of the meditation you are taken through a room cleansing process that includes cleansing and protecting your energy field with light. Light is one of the greatest protectors, as is love. Remember no darkness can live in the light. Once you have opened your chakras for psychic development you can tend to open them up whenever you think of psychic work or read psychic books or have a conversation about psychic experiences. Your chakras are like a balloon. Once it has been blown up it is easier to blow it up again.
Closing Down Your Chakras
Your chakras react to intention. If your goal is psychic development then they will react accordingly. This means your chakras open wider to allow a higher intensity of energy to flow through them. If you were to leave the chakras exposed in this way all the time you would eventually become drained because you would be picking up too much energy. For instance, imagine you watched television all day, all night and then continued into the next day. Your eyes would become sore. This is similar to how your chakras react when they are left open.
You are also in jeopardy of absorbing negative energy because you are unable to adequately protect yourself as your own energy diminishes. Once your energy drops in this way it is also difficult for your doorkeeper guide to protect you. Working with your psychic mechanism holds many responsibilities discernment being one of them. Be aware that your psychic centers are living instruments of your spirit and your doorway into a multitude of dimensions. It is your duty to use them appropriately. Closing your chakras therefore is a major part of psychic awareness.
Psychic Group Work
It is advisable if you intend to develop psychically to work with a group. Group work can help you to focus the energy and helps you to develop much faster. The support of a group will also help you to understand some of the sensations and experiences you encounter.
Psychic Awareness Meditation
Keep a psychic routine. Work at your psychic development once a week at the same time of day. Make sure you do not have any distractions. Sit in Egyptian pose. Close your eyes and take a few deep cleansing breathes.
Cleanse the room:
Visualize a beautiful ball of sparkling white light in the center of the room. As you focus your attention on this light see it become larger and brighter, larger and brighter still, until it completely surrounds and embraces you. Feel the light cleansing your mind, body, spirit and emotions, filling each of your bodies with light. Give anything you have been holding onto, any negativity, into the light. See it being transmuted and absorbed by the light. If there is excess energy see this as formless and harmless and taken back into the earth. Expand the light into every corner of the room cleansing the room of any negativity. If you find an area of darkness fill it with light – no darkness can live in the light. Expand the light until it becomes an enormous bubble embracing the building within. See the light cleansing the building above, below and the sides. (When you are satisfied that your space is clean, say a prayer).
Great spirit. Surround me with your light, love, peace, and power. Help me to be at one with you. (Say your part of the prayer – whatever you are working with). Bless you.
Ground yourself by imagining roots going from your feet and the base of your spine down, down, down, into the center of the earth. Ask Gaia to share her energy with you and bring this energy up through your roots into your root chakra opening your root chakra wide. Bring this energy up to each chakra in turn opening them wide both front and back. Open the crown chakra wide and see earth energy streaming out and flowing through your auric field like a fountain returning the energy to earth completing the circuit.
Visualize a ball of golden light above your head. This is the light of the divine, Great Spirit, God. Feel this energy flood your crown chakra intensifying each chakra with wonderful golden light, expanding your auric field with energy. Get a sense of the optimum balance of earth and divine energy within your psychic body and adapt your energy. Invite your guides, especially your main guide to work with you. You are now ready to work.
If at any time you feel light headed you probably need more earth energy. If you feel heavy you probably need more spiritual energy.
Closing Down The Chakras:
Before you close down say a prayer to thank spirit for working with you. To close down visualize a spotlight of light above your head showering and cleansing your subtle bodies. Any dross you have picked up is transformed by the light into formless and harmless energy and taken back into the earth. Contract your auric field bringing it closer to your body. Reduce the size of each of your chakras taking any excess energy back into the earth. Shower again with white light then re-earth yourself. Bring earth energy up through your root chakra and re-energize your body. Do the same with the spirit light so that you are heaven and earth. Bring divine light into your crown chakra filling your body with the light of spirit. wrap yourself in a cloak of protection - whatever color feels right for you. Now put yourself into a bubble of light that only allows positive energy to enter. If you need extra protection visualize mirrors on the outside of your field facing outward.
Now, like a balloon releasing air, contract your auric field and bring it closer to your body. Reduce in size each of your chakras and take the excess energy back into the earth. Shrink your crown, third eye, throat, heart, solar plexus, sacral center, and root chakras, and shower again with white light. Good. Wrap yourself in a cloak of protection - whatever color feels right for you in this moment – make sure that it covers your head and touches the floor protecting you completely. Now put yourself into a bubble of light that will only allow positive energy to penetrate it. If you feel that you need extra protection visualize mirrors on the outside of your light bubble facing outward. When you are ready take a deep breath in and as you breath out, open your eyes and stretch your body.
If you do not feel grounded cleanse and close your chakras again until you do.
The Secret Colors Your Name Reveals
All life has a colorful and musical harmonic rhythm. We think of life as human, animal, vegetable, and mineral, but what about the life in your name? Each letter of the alphabet vibrates to a specific musical note and color. Your name is a pulsing assortment of vibrational energy that can be played by an orchestra or creatively expressed on canvas by an artist.
Altering your name adjusts your vibrational make-up, an energy that women may well appreciate more than men. When I married my name changed transforming not only my title but something within my psyche too. My husband changed his name to honor his family line it also shifted his energy and his life.
Every time your name is uttered its vibrational energy showers your auric field. The right name with positive vibrations can transform who you are and the path you are on.
The quantity of each color in your name also has bearing on the vibrational energy present. Missing colors are areas of our lives we need to work on. Vowels are feminine and convey the intuitive, receptive side of our being. Consonants are masculine relating to the active, forceful side of our nature. Use the chart above and below to interpret the energy of your name. I will use my name as an example:
|1||Path of Leadership|
|2||Path of Creativity|
|3||Path of Intellect|
|4||Path of Practicality|
|5||Path of Communication|
|6||Path of Responsibility|
|7||Path of Inspiration|
|8||Path of Balance|
|9||Path of Service|
There are four yellows and four indigos, both with an equal number of consonants and vowels. Yellow symbolizes the solar plexus, the power center. Indigo represents the third eye, the point of intuition. In my practice these are the two most important energies for me. The interesting thing is that yellow is a very outgoing color while indigo is a little more insular, perfectly describing the two sides to my character. These two energies blend intellect with imagination, the three violets express my spirituality, two oranges show my creative side and the one green is my ability to create healing and balance within my life. The missing colors, red and blue, are two areas I have to confront or invite into my life - grounded communication, success, and stability.
Let’s take a look at some of today’s New Age luminaries. First we’ll start with Doreen Virtue.
Doreen Virtue’s colors reveal strong orange and yellow aspects reflecting leadership qualities. These colors mixed together make gold and angels often relate to gold and they are in perfect balance of male and female energies. She really expresses her power in a creative way, is a flamboyant energy, very open, extremely sensitive, probably child like at times, but also a power to be reckoned with.
The number three is the path of the intellect, but hers mixes with her creative energy, so it shows she has a good mind. Her blue is the path of creativity connecting with her writing often including occult or hidden energy – indigo, again perfectly balanced. Finally the green heart and violet crown reveal that she is here to change and have a profound impact on the world.
The well-known pioneer Caroline Myss is next.
The most interesting thing about Caroline Myss’ name is it has all the colors. The dominant energy is yellow contained within the path of practicality. She would not suffer those who do not use their intellect or their common sense revealed by the larger number of masculine consonants. The yellow gives her the ability to listen to someone and make sense of everything even if they didn’t get it. So it may be frustrating for her at times when her pioneering spirit is not heard or understood. She gets it! That is her gift.
The indigo as her creativity is her third eye, her ability to see. Sometimes she has to take care not to get her mind in the way of her intuition – but then who doesn’t! And the orange equal with indigo supports her writing, but makes her produce rather than just think about it. The equal blue, red, green and violet shows that she can express herself on many different levels, but she does not always share her deepest spiritual ideals with everyone.
Let’s take a look at Sonia Choquette.
Four indigos, this is Sonia Choquette’s path of practicality and it perfectly reveals that her thought process is entwined with her intuition especially since it is so feminine. Three yellows support her path of intellect, which almost balances her intuition, but her intuitive essence has the upper edge. The blue and green colors as her path of creativity shows that she speaks from her heart and can tend to let her emotions get the better of her. Her healing ability would come from her voice, however that may be expressed. And the red reveals she is a down to earth psychic who expresses herself creatively and playfully.
The missing color is orange reflecting she may be too sensitive at times and take things personally. Orange is the color of addictions, so she might exhibit some addictive behavior by becoming too fixed on something that could narrow her choices.
Finally we will look at Louise L. Hay.
With four yellows Louise Hay is certainly showing her leadership qualities and power in a very practical and balanced way. She shines a light for others to find their path. Her second color is indigo, but this is mostly internalized meaning she may not always verbalize her intuition when making decisions, but she does use this ability in her life. One blue, orange and violet feels like she has had some issues in relationships, karmic connections, and suffered much at the hands of others. Through the orange she has shared her past, but the blue and violet show the internal bruises remain like a tattoo.
She is learning in this lifetime the path of red and green, complimentary opposites on the color wheel. These are life and death colors, so she would have been faced with many decisions of whether or not to stay or leave. Both colors are about growth and not allowing stagnation to set in.
When you come to play with your own colors remember to use your intuition. Try not to intellectualize the process too much. And just have fun!