A Basic Overview of Your Energy System
By Linda Dieffenbach, BSW, RMT
January 28, 2016
Your chakra system plays an essential role in your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health.
Understanding Chakras and the Energy System
Chakras are energy centers located throughout the body. The chakras manage the flow of subtle energy in and out of the body. They are cone-shaped and extend from the front and back of the body. The 7 primary chakras are located along the spinal column starting at the base of the spine and ending at the top of the skull.
When the chakras are functioning properly, they open and close in a spiral/circular motion emitting and receiving energy. If there are energies (life circumstance, emotions, etc.) that you do not wish to receive, your chakra(s) will close to filter that energy out. Similarly, if you do not wish to open to or connect with another person, situation or circumstance, the same will occur. When you desire to give or receive energy, your chakras open.
For example, when you are feeling love or compassion for another, and are willing to receive love, the heart chakra will open to allow that energy to flow between you and another person. In a healthy energetic system, the chakras are free to open and close, and act as energy filters as they respond to the world around you. It is important to note that the function of the chakras occurs on a level of consciousness and may be unrelated to what we are thinking or doing.
The Chakras are also Consciousness Centers
When we have conflict with certain life issues or events, chakras will become too open, too closed, congested, blocked or damaged. This can influence your emotional, physical, mental and spiritual well-being as well as the way in which you think, act and respond to others and events in your life. In the physical body, this may lead to disorder or disease in the areas of the body governed by those chakras. The chakras are interconnected and affect the flow of energy throughout the body. Consequently, blockages or damage in one may also affect the flow of energy to the other chakras.
The Importance of Maintaining Chakra Health
The energetic health and functioning of a chakra is directly related to one’s consciousness. A chakra’s condition will reveal a person’s ability – or inability – to express the specific life issues represented by that chakra. A clear, strong chakra means that within a particular sphere of life activity and self-expression, an individual is healthy, active, and evolving. A congested, drained, murky, or closed chakra reveals a substantial challenge connected to the life issues corresponding to that energy center. Any acute or chronic chakra imbalance represents an incomplete, conflicted, suppressed, and/or traumatic life experience.
When a chakra functions at a diminished capacity, it impacts vital energy and physical health. For this reason, regular chakra clearing and strengthening is an essential part of health maintenance and personal growth. This can be addressed through self-care and/or through work with a trained practitioner.
About Linda Dieffenbach:
Linda has over 15 years experience as an energy healer, coach and personal development expert. She specializes in empowering you to overcome the patterns and habits that are keeping you feeling stuck and overwhelmed with your life. Her areas of training and expertise include personal empowerment, self-care skills, stress management, healthy relationships, effective communication, suicide prevention, and trauma. To learn more about Linda, click here. Interested in working with Linda? Click here.