Anyone who has read Our Ultimate Reality, Science of Being, Consciously Creating Circumstances and other such books will no doubt know of the crucial importance of Energy within all levels of the Universe, including the aspect of the Universe, of Source, that is the human body and all of its physical and non-physical characteristics.
Our ability to attract, assimilate and direct Energy effectively is absolutely fundamental to our well-Being on numerous levels, not the least of which is health.
The more we can absorb, store and direct Energy efficiently, the more control we will enjoy over our own health, abundance and happiness, and, as we discussed at length last week, the more "alive" and vibrant we will feel.
Baron Eugene Fersen refers to Energy as "Universal Life Energy", to which he dedicates much of his book and exercises to this crucially important subject - and rightly so.
However, although these books teach how to harness and direct Energy, they do not discuss another absolutely fundamental aspect of this - storing Energy.
The more Energy we can store, the more we can utilise plane and simple. And in turn the more Energy we have at our disposal, the more powerful we become, and in turn the more control we have over our own individual experiential reality at all levels.
Whereas a lack of stored Energy results in lethargy, lack of motivation, lack of health, lack of success and lack of success in attracting others, including partners, conversely the ability to store Energy will bring the opposite of these situations with the profound benefits this will bring.
So how then is Energy stored?
As humans we have an infinite number of "bodies" - the physical body followed an infinite number of non-physical or "subtle" bodies extending all the way to Source, God, of Whom we are equal aspects and expressions, and from Whom we came in the beginning.
The first subtle body, located between the physical and Astral bodies is known as the Etheric or "Energy" body.
The Energy body directly corresponds to the physical body which it in turn feeds with Energy at the corresponding Energy centres. The Energy Body also acts as an Energy interface, a sort of "step-down transformer" between the low vibrations of the physical body, and much higher vibrations of the Astral and Mental bodies - The Soul and Spirit.
The Energy body contains a large number of Energy interconnected storage points, the largest and most importance of which are the Energy Centres known mystically in the Far East and increasingly everywhere as "Chakras".
It is absolutely crucial for the Chakras to be functioning as optimally as possible in order to store the maximum usable Energy.
It should be noted that the Yogis and Tibetan Monks of the Far East dedicate their entire lives to developing the Chakras such is the importance they place upon of this aspect of development. As a result, and in conjunction with the Mind power, they enjoy powers and abilities that would be considered "super human", "supernatural" or "miraculous" to people in the west and most other cultures.
Also, healthy Chakras are important in the way we are perceived by others. Those with healthy Chakras and therefore strongly radiating vibrant Energy can attract others like magnets. For this reason for example healthy Chakras are very important for attracting a partner.
Conversely one reason why people fail to attract a partner or others in to their life are poorly developed Chakras with correspondingly low Energy and vibrations. Such people appear to others as "dull", dreary", "boring" and generally lacking charisma and attractiveness.
Even in a world where people judge based upon appearances, a vibrant Energy body will always overcome - such people always being sensed as attractive and desirable.
An analogy I sometimes use is likening the Chakras to the battery of a car. If the battery gets older it loses its capacity to "hold charge", until eventually, no matter how much the battery is charged, it will not start the engine or maintain the electrical systems of the car.
The same applies to the Chakras. Poorly developed, inefficient Chakras will not adequately support the vital systems of the body, and even if Energy exercises are performed, the Chakras will not "hold" the Energy which is being directed in to the Energy body, which will instead quickly dissipate back in to the Universe.
So it immediately becomes clear therefore that developing the Chakras generally is an important cornerstone of success and well-being at many levels.
In addition to the overall importance of the Chakras and maintaining the flow of Energy between them, each individual Chakra has a very specific and crucial function, each being an "interface"
with the Universe for very specific purposes.
So let us now review how Chakras may be defined, and the individual function and importance of each one:
The word "Chakra" is Sanskrit for "wheel" or "disk", signifying any one of the seven main Energy centres located within the Energy body. Each of these Energy centres also corresponds directly to a major physical nerve ganglia, or gland, connected to the spinal column. The Chakras also correspond to the many levels of Consciousness, Spiritual connection, developmental stages of life, colours, sounds, body functions, and much more.
The Crown Chakra: This Chakra is located around the crown of the head and relates to Consciousness as pure awareness. The Crown Chakra is our Divine connection to the inner realms of reality, to a timeless, space-less place of all-knowing. When well-developed, this Chakra brings us knowledge, wisdom, understanding, Spiritual connection, and bliss.
The Brow Chakra: This Chakra is located directly between the eyebrows and is often known as the "third eye". It is associated with the ability of "seeing", both psychically and intuitively, and it is closely associated with "Clairvoyance" or "clear seeing". A clairvoyant can perceive within the "Mind's eye" inner realms of reality beyond the physical world, particularly the Astral worlds, and can also perceive things in the physical world beyond the reach of the normal five physical senses.
Thousands of years ago, everyone possessed a highly developed brow Chakra which enabled them to maintain full contact with the inner realms of life and reality by means of Clairvoyance. However, as mankind has become increasingly focused upon the material world, the perception of the brow Chakra has steadily diminished to the point where it is largely unused today in most people.
The Brow Chakra is also the Chakra used for Visualisation - an important ability for invoking The law of Attraction. The more powerful the Visualisations projected through the Brow Chakra, the more of an impression it will create in Universal Energy, increasing the power and seed of manifestation.
The Throat Chakra: This Chakra is located in the region of the throat and is related to communication and creativity. By means of the throat Chakra, the world is experienced symbolically through vibration, such as sound representing language. It is also, therefore, the Chakra involved in "listening" to the inner realms through the more subtle vibration of communications.
The Heart Chakra: This is the middle-most of the major Chakras and the lowest part of the upper triangle of the Chakras (crown, brow, and heart), which are associated with the inner realms. The Heart Chakra is related to Love and also integrates opposites within the psyche, such as the Mind and body, male and female, persona and shadow, Ego and unity. A healthy heart Chakra allows people to love deeply and unconditionally, feel compassion, and enjoy a deep sense of peace, contentment and centredness.
The heart has always been a symbol of love in most cultures. The emotions that people associate with the physical heart actually originate from the heart Chakra of the Energy body.
The Solar Plexus Chakra: This Chakra, often known as the "power Chakra", is located in the solar plexus area or navel. It rules personal power, will and autonomy, as well as metabolism. When healthy, the solar plexus Chakra brings Energy, effectiveness, spontaneity and non-dominating power.
The Solar Plexus Chakra is also directly associated with the Subconscious Mind through which it is connected with the higher bodies and with the Ether, known as the Akasha in far Eastern cultures. Through the Solar Plexus Chakra and the Subconscious Mind we receive to our conscious Mind intuition and other communication from the inner Spirit worlds and Higher Self.
Many people will recall occasions when they have thought about something and instantly received a strange feeling in the area of the lower stomach. People often refer to such experiences as a "gut feeling" or a "sinking feeling" in the stomach. This is a communication from the inner realms or the Higher Self, and is often a confirmation or warning about a thought within the Mind. It can be a positive "gut feeling" or a negative "gut feeling". It is certainly advisable to heed such feelings and to take any appropriate actions without delay.
Most importantly, the Solar Plexus Chakra is our direct connection with Source, God and may be likened for example to an umbilical cord. Developing this Chakra therefore is to also develop our connection with God, in turn leading to God realisation which should one of the most fundamental objectives of every human being.
The Sacral Chakra: This Chakra is located around the region of the groin and is related to the water element, as well as to emotions and sexuality. It connects people to others through feelings, desires and sensations. Ideally, this Chakra brings fluidity and grace, depth of feeling, sexual fulfilment and the ability to accept change.
The Root Chakra: This Chakra is located at the base of the spine. It represents the Earth element and is related to survival instincts, as well as the connection to the physical world. Ideally, this Chakra brings good health, prosperity, security and dynamic presence.
So it can be plainly seen that healthy Chakras can and do exert a profound influence over our experiential reality and experience at all levels.
Of course - Developing the Chakras is another matter. There are many methods out there that claim to develop the Chakras, but many, if not most only result in temporary results - if that. One reason for this is that these methods rely on visualisation.
Now while visualisation is an important tool for developing the Chakras, it will not, in and of itself influence the Chakras sufficiently to make any lasting, if any changes.
The Chakras need to be directly stimulated and above all sensed.
Each Chakra resonated to its own Energy Vibration, and will therefore respond to that unique vibration.
I realise of course that there are few, if any resources available that will guide you towards successfully developing your Chakras, and so I am currently also developing resources that will finally enable you to successfully achieve this important objective in the fastest and most effective way.