Opening Chakras with The Lord’s Prayer

 

Dana by Dana Taylor

What’s the deal with chakras? For some people they are as tangible a part of their body as a hand or foot. For others they are a strange Eastern concept, as fanciful as fairies, vaguely having something to do with yoga. For many years I was in the second category, but along the way, as I came to understand more about energy and health, I set off in search of my chakras.

the_LORDs_prayer_clipart.162200811_std[1]

There are many helpful books on the subjects, but I’ll give you Cliff-notes version here. “Chakra” comes from the Sanskrit meaning “wheel, ” used in yoga to describe energy centers of the human body. Seven main chakras run from the groin to the top of the head. Colors, vibrational frequencies, and organ systems are associated with them in Eastern medicine. Balanced, clean chakras are necessary for optimal health. The chakras also serve as communication paths for connection to the Divine.

Many meditation techniques teach visualization methods for finding the chakras—focus on each center and send a ray of colored light up the body. One sleepless night a couple of decades ago, I didn’t have anything better to do than look for my chakras. I remember lying in bed, focusing on the base of my body (root chakra), picturing red color filling a spinning disc. Darned, if I didn’t actually feel an awareness.  So I kept moving up. Here are the basic chakra centers and corresponding colors:

chakras[1]

Sensing energy centers is part of my work as a Reiki therapist. One method to open chakras that is more Western-friendly, is using the Lord’s Prayer. Dana Williams’ The Lord’s Prayer, The Seven Chakras, The Twelve Life Paths covers a lot of territory, including astrology. Her segment on The Lord’s Prayer caught my attention. The technique is also mentioned in The Healing Spot by Jan Phillip Holland, Ph.D., M.Ht.

Lately, I’ve been opening my prayer/mediation times in this manner, using the Lord’s Prayer from the top chakra down to get the energy channels moving and connected to Spirit. Here’s a brief example:

Our Father who art in heaven—white light above the head

Hallowed be thy name—purple light beaming into the forehead

Thy kingdom come—blue light to the throat

Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven—green light opens the heart

Give us this day our daily bread—yellow light feeds the stomach

Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors—orange light below the belly button

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil—red light to the sexual centers

For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen—run the energy into the earth down for grounding

If you take the time to ponder the phrases, with the functions of the associated parts of the body, both physically and spiritually, you’ll see fascinating correlations. And if you really hunker down, you’ll get in touch with those mysterious spinning chakras. Energy will pulse, expand, feel warm and ultimately give you a sense of connection to God. It’s a great way to start your day.

Below is a guided meditation from Dr. Moses Nasser that incorporates The Lord’s Prayer in stimulating energy centers and promoting healing.

Never miss an informative Supernal Living Article. Click the FOLLOW box to have articles delivered to your email box.

Supernal Living: Part Two

 Most of us center our awareness of life in our head—what we see, what we hear, taste, smell and mostly—think. Our thoughts chatter and clutter. With the advent of texting and countless digital devices, we can draw further into the mind and lose touch with everything going on around us. We also miss the other centers of personal awareness and exhaust ourselves in the process. I first became aware of sensing the world through other centers when I began praying for people in church settings. My hands grew in sensitivity to changes of the electromagnetic fields surrounding the person I was praying with. Taking it a step further after I received energy worker attunements, my hands turned into little Geiger Counters. They literally buzz as I move over an area that requires healing energy. I can feel the strands of energy lengthen and stretch, as if I’m untying energy knots.

 As I began studying quantum physics and vibrational medicine, I read about the “subtle body”—the energetic body. We are all an intricate highway system of energy paths in and around our physical body. Through meditation, I learned how to sense them. According to Eastern medicine there are seven basic energy centers running from the groin to the head. While many of us are oblivious to most of these energy centers, the sexual center of awareness is the one almost everyone past the age of ten can identify. Have you ever thought about the dynamics of sexual attraction? Physical responses follow the initial awareness as that energy center is opened and literally engulfs the whole person. Sometimes that center is so powerful it overrules all common sense or society rules.

 If you move up the body to the stomach, you’ll find another energy center. Ever had a “gut reaction”–a sudden awareness that something is either very wrong or very right? Good detectives are known for “following their gut.” It’s an intuitive center hovering around the belly that plays an important role in daily decisions. I’ve found when my mind is confused over an issue, I do better to relax and open that lower energy center. When the belly and mind find peace, I’ve usually made my decision.

 Traveling to the chest is, of course, the heart. Love songs, spiritual traditions, pledging by “crossing our heart” all acknowledge the importance of the heart energy center. For most of my life, the concept of “opening your heart” was theoretical. Certainly, I experienced love, but I didn’t feel it in my chest. Anxiety was the best description of any awareness in my chest. Then a series of emotional circumstances and a few more attunements triggered the opening of my heart center. Like a rusty door on creaky hinges, the opening was jerky. Physically, it was painful, like walking around with an open wound. Many buried emotional issues came to light and required attention and healing. Now, several years down the road, I can enjoy the expansion of my heart center. Awareness of the world through the heart can be beautiful. Nature sings and paints. Empathy and compassion from the heart make other people more human and less threatening. Living with your heart awareness on alert enriches daily living beyond measure—from enjoying the smile of a child to relishing sunset at day’s end.

 I encourage you to give your head a rest and discover your other awareness centers. Discover Supernal Living.