The Chakras by Alberto Villoldo Ph.D

Paul Heussenstamm

Paul Heussenstamm

 

The chakras are swirling disks of energy.

The word chakra  means "wheel" in Sanskrit. They spin 3 to 4 inches outside the body and link to our spine and central nervous system. The chakras are a direct pipeline to the human neural network. They rotate clock-wise, in the same direction that the spiral arms of the galaxy revolve. Each chakra has a unique frequency that we perceive as one of the seven colors of the rainbow. 

The Amazon shamans believe that when you clear all your chakras you acquire a "rainbow body". Each center vibrates at its natural frequency, and you radiate the seven colors of the rainbow. 

Below is a description of the 7 chakras: 

 

1. THE ROOT CHAKRA

  • ELEMENT: Earth
  • COLOR: Red
  • BODY ASPECTS: Physical foundation; elimination of wastes; rectum, legs, feet, testosterone and estrogen
  • INSTINCT: Survival, procreation
  • PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS: Feeding, shelter, safety, ability to provide for oneself
  • GLANDS: Ovaries and testes
  • SEEDS: Kundalini, abundance
  • NEGATIVE EXPRESSION: Hoarding, predatory behavior, mindless violence, chronic fatigue, birth trauma, abandonment issues

 

2. THE SACRAL CHAKRA

  • ELEMENT: Water
  • COLOR: Orange
  • BODY ASPECTS: Digestion, intestines, kidneys, urinary tract, sexual potency, adrenaline, lower back pain, menstrual pain, loss of appetite
  • INSTINCT: Sexuality
  • PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS: Power, money, sex, control, fear, fighting, passion, self-esteem, sexual or emotional abuse, inherited parental issues, incest
  • GLANDS: Adrenals
  • SEEDS: Creativity, compassion, family
  • NEGATIVE EXPRESSION: Fear, fighting

 

3. THE SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA

  • ELEMENT: Fire
  • COLOR: Yellow
  • BODY ASPECTS: Stomach, abdomen, liver, pancreas, storing and releasing energy, spleen
  • INSTINCT: Power
  • PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS: Courage, power, expression in the world
  • GLANDS: Pancreas
  • SEEDS: Autonomy, individuation, selfless service, fulfillment of dreams, longevity
  • NEGATIVE EXPRESSION: Gastrointestinal disorders, anorexia, sorrow, pride, ego inflation, neurotic symptoms, low energy, victim mentality, temper tantrums, shame

 

4. THE HEART CHAKRA

  • ELEMENT: Air
  • COLOR: Green
  • BODY ASPECTS: Circulatory system, lungs, breasts, heart, asthma, immune deficiencies
  • INSTINCT: Love
  • PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS: Love, hope, surrender to another, compassion, intimacy
  • GLANDS: Thymus
  • SEEDS: Selfless love, forgiveness
  • NEGATIVE EXPRESSION: Ego aggrandizement, resentment, selfishness, grief, loneliness, abandonment, betrayal

 

5. THE THROAT CHAKRA

  • ELEMENT: Light
  • COLOR: Blue
  • BODY ASPECTS: Throat, mouth, neck, esophagus
  • INSTINCT: Psychic expression
  • PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS: Manifesting dreams, creativity, communication, faith
  • GLANDS: Thyroid, parathyroid
  • SEEDS: Personal power, faith, will
  • NEGATIVE EXPRESSION: Betrayal, addictions, psychosis, sleep disorders, lies, fear of speaking out, gossiping, toxicity

 

6. THE THIRD EYE CHAKRA

  • ELEMENT: Pure light
  • COLOR: Indigo
  • BODY ASPECTS: Brain, eyes, nervous system
  • INSTINCT: Truth
  • PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS: Reason and logic, intelligence, empathy, depression, stress-related disorders, denial
  • GLANDS: Pituitary
  • SEEDS: Enlightenment, self-realization
  • NEGATIVE EXPRESSION: Delusion, neuroses, inadequacy, seizures

 

7. THE CROWN CHAKRA

  • ELEMENT: Pure energy
  • COLOR: Violet
  • BODY ASPECTS: Skin, brain, hormonal balances
  • INSTINCT: Universal ethics
  • PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS: Selflessness, integrity, wisdom
  • GLANDS: Pineal
  • SEEDS: Transcendence, illumination
  • NEGATIVE EXPRESSION: Psychoses, regression, cynicism

 

 

*These teachings are from the book SHAMAN, HEALER, SAGE  by Alberto Villoldo Ph.D, writer and founder of The Four Winds Society.