What are chakras: an advanced understanding of the 7 chakra system

There are four bodies within your essence. The emotional body, the mental body, the ethereal body, and of course your physical body. The emotional body can be viewed via heat mapping, the mental body by viewing the electrical currents through the brain, and the physical body is how you see what you get when you live the lifestyle you do. The health of the physical body is a direct cause of everything you do, eat, and breath. But, how would you measure the energetic body and how do we know it’s even there? Well, science has finally caught up with the wisdom of eastern cultures, and has created a device called GDV Bioelectrography. In this you can view blockages through the meridians and chakras, allowing practitioners to catch illness at the earliest disfunction, energy. In doing so, you prevent all disease from entering you emotional, mental, or physical bodies. Of course if you prevent illness there wouldn’t be any patients to treat, and that is why western medicine unfortunately takes little mind to this as they teach their students that if you can’t see it, it must not be there.

So, what are your chakras?

The chakras, Sanskrit for wheel, are vortexes of energy spinning at multiple points on the body and feed life force to the surrounding tissues. The seven chakra system includes the root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye, and crown chakra. Although, there are many, many more chakras in the body and many other systems other than the seven used today. The 7 chakra system is well known and used in the western world ever since John Woodroffe gave a rough translation of the Sanskrit texts written originally by a yogi in the 16th century. Each chakra corresponds to a color, a frequency of sound, the different densities of existence (although all dimensions being separated is an illusion ultimately, being all is one), organs in the body, tones of sound, and different aspects of life. Think of your body as a microcosm within the macrocosm of the universe; as within, so without. Energy is based of the mechanisms of vibration, which is why each energetic center would correspond to a different color which matches its frequency. As for the corresponding organ systems and glands, this has much to do with the energy being located in the area of these organs and glands therefore affecting how they operate physically. Learning the characteristics of each chakra can help you to understand which chakra may be out of balance in your own energetic body.

Root Chakra: Muldhara in Sanskrit. Earth is the element associated with this chakra located at the base of the spine, the color of this chakra is red, and the gland is the adrenals. The qualities of this chakra correspond to security, financial abundance, manifestation, and meeting your basic needs for survival. This chakra is linked directly with the 1st dimension of existence, linear in nature.

Sacral Chakra: Svadhishthana in Sanskrit. Water is the element of this chakra located just below your navel, and the color is orange, and the gland is the reproductive. The qualities of this chakra relate to sensuality, sexuality, flow, and zest for life. The sacral chakra is linked with the second dimension of existence, much like a square drawn on paper.

Solar Plexus Chakra: Manipura in Sanskrit. Fire is the element of this chakra which is found just above your navel, the color linked with this chakra is yellow, and the gland is the pancreas. The characteristics of the solar plexus chakra are confidence, power, courage, strength, and honor. This chakra is related to the 3rd dimension of existence, much like a 3 dimensional box drawn on paper.

Heart Chakra: Anahata in Sanskrit. The heart chakra is the first of the higher chakras in the 7 chakra system. There is a veil between the solar plexus and heart chakra, which many people here on Earth unfortunately may not dissolve in their lifetimes. Once you do ascend into the higher chakras, you are opening yourself to living through the heart instead of through your basic needs, and ego centric perception. The element of this chakra is air, it is located at the center of the chest, linked with the color green (like the plant kingdom), and corresponds with the thymus gland. The characteristics of the heart chakra are giving love, and receiving love, caring for yourself and others, and empathy.  This chakra relates to the 4th dimension of existence which is harder to define into words being the reality most of us live in is the 3rd dimension, but basically can be known as a 3 dimensional box with an arrow moving out of it, resembling the nature of the 3 dimensional object being able to move through time and space.

Throat Chakra: Vishuddha in Sanskrit. The element of this chakra is air, is located in your throat, matched with the color blue, and linked with the thyroid gland. The qualities of this chakra are communication, and self expression. The throat chakra is linked to the 5th dimension of existence which is basically described as someone inside the bubble of individual existence looking out into the vastness of the universe where time, space, and data are infinite.

Third Eye Chakra: Ajna in Sanskrit. Located in the center of your brow, vibrating at the frequency of the color indigo, and connected with the pineal gland, the third eye chakra is truly the control center of creating your reality and perception, where you can visualize, and conceptualize your experience and state of mind. The third eye chakra is linked to the 6th dimension of existence, which you can imagine as being someone outside the bubble of individual consciousness, space, and time, looking in, in a more objective way.

Crown Chakra: Sahasrara in Sanskrit. Ether is the element of this chakra, violet purple is the color, the location is the crown of your head, and it’s linked to your pituitary gland. This chakra’s characteristics are known as bliss, enlightenment, wisdom, Christ-consciousness, unity, and oneness with all creation. The 7th dimension of existence corresponds to this chakra and can be described as the innate knowing that your essence is the same as literally everything that surrounds you, and that we are all one, “seperated” only by the illusion of the dimension we reside currently.

While this post defintely holds a great deal of information regarding each of the 7 main chakras, I’ll soon be posting an in depth right up for each of these chakras with mantras, essential oils, and other tools that can be used to balance each one. Soon, I’ll also make sure to post about the higher chakras like the 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th for those who have reached mastery of the main 7 energy systems. Along with that, I will be posting shortly with a more in depth description of the illusion of dimensions according to the “Law of One” by Ra. So, subscribe to my blog to ensure you will be notified when these posts are published.

Mastery can be experienced only through becoming the divine essence of these different energies. Continual practice and meditation is key to balance. For those unfamiliar with meditating to balance the chakras, I definitely recommend using YouTube as a tool to learn some guided meditations until you can do them on your own. I also would like to suggest that you work with visualizing energy pouring through the back side of the chakras, instead of the front. This is because the front side of the chakra is connected with the conscious mind, and the back with the unconscious mind. Just as in hypnosis, we know that working with the unconscious mind is the quickest and most instant way to reprogram any outdated scripts.

Much love to you all, and thanks for reading. I hope you’ve found some clarity and that I’ve helped to dissolve some of the mysticism enveloping the energetic body.

Mindy Sheppard


  • “Book One: The Law of One” by Ra
  • Chopra.com
  • “The Complete Book of Chakra Healing: Activate the Transformative Power of your Energy Centers” by Cyndi Dale


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