BASIC ENERGY WORK
The Major Chakras
The major chakras are situated at:
1. MASTER: Base chakra (base of spine, between anus and genitals)
2. Spleen chakra (slightly below the belly button)
3. Solar Plexus chakra (1 hand-span above the belly button)
4. MASTER: Heart chakra (centre of the chest)
5. Throat chakra (base of throat, above where it joins the chest)
6. Brow chakra (exact centre of forehead)
7. MASTER: Crown chakra (whole top of head above the hairline)
They are best imagined as roughly the size of the palm of your hand,
except for the crown chakra which is much larger.
What Are Chakras?
Chakras are non-physical organs that transform raw Kundalini energy
into more subtle, and usable, forms of energy, of a different type.
The chakras do not, themselves, contain energy. Raw energy is drawn up
from the planet, by the minor chakras in the legs and feet, and fed
into the main chakra system.
Kundalini energy is, in essence, pure thought energy that permeates and
binds the universe together. This living energy field can be tapped,
more deeply, by the application of focussed, creative will. It can be
drawn into the human body and transformed, by the chakra system, into a
more subtle and usable form of energy.
The chakras are attached to the spinal cord and nervous system via
certain glands and nerve ganglia. The full chakra system is extremely
complex. There are 3 master, 4 major and over 300 minor chakras in the
human body. There are also several non-physical chakras situated
outside of the body. Detailed maps of the chakra system and their
connecting meridians and pathways, have been used for thousands of
years in Eastern mysticism and medicine, i.e., acupuncture.
The chakra system is used with every psychic ability, no exceptions.
Whatever the psychic ability, the method of development or the
terminology used to describe it, it is all done the same way, through
chakra stimulation. It is impossible to manifest any psychic ability
without first stimulating the chakras.
Many people will deny this, above, and claim they have never done any
chakra, energy work, but still have psychic abilities. There are many
ways to develop yourself, agreed, but they all, directly or indirectly,
stimulate the chakra system. And let's not forget natural ability.
Many people are born with naturally active chakras and hence, natural
Mediums are people who exhibit psychic abilities when aided by a
nonphysical spirit entity. This entity stimulates the chakras of the
medium directly, by melding with the medium and causing psychic
abilities, clairvoyance, channelling, healing, production of ectoplasm
etc to manifest through the medium. This is why they are called
Mediums or channels, i.e., they have the ability to become a passive
vehicle for a spirit entity to affect, or communicate with, the
You do not need a spirit entity to develop and use, a psychic ability.
If you learn to control your own chakras and energy, you can do these
things on your own, with no spirit entity involved, and without the
inherent risk involved with that method.
Sit, or lie down, do the relaxation exercise and clear you mind with
breath awareness. Focus your awareness in your feet. Use your HANDS
to pull energy up from your feet, through your legs, to the base
chakra. Imagine you are gripping energy and pulling it up through you.
Just like you did when you used these HANDS with breath awareness and
colour breathing, pulling air and energy into your lungs.
Note: Try and imagine your HANDS are inside your legs and just inside
the front of your torso as you do this.
Use breath awareness as an aide to energy raising. Draw energy up
through you, with the inhale, and hold it in place on the exhale. Do
this over and over again, pulling energy to the Base chakra, for at
least a few minutes. You may or may not feel anything while you do
this. Even if you don't, you are still drawing some energy with this
exercise. The amount of energy drawn up through you will increase as
the chakras develop with time and use.
From the feet, up the legs to the base centre, is a natural path for
the energy that flows through you. This energy will stimulate your
chakras and they will transform this, basic energy, into energy of a
different type. This transformed energy will then flow into your
subtle bodies, energizing them. With practise, you will actually FEEL
this energy tingling and surging through you.
Opening a chakra: Your imaginary HANDS are used for this. Imagine you
are tearing open a bread roll at the site of a chakra when you are
asked to do this. You don't have to visualize anything, just FEEL like
you are doing this, as if you were doing it in real life without
looking at what you are doing.
Chakras are non-physical centres, so you need a non physical method to
stimulate them. This is achieved by focusing your awareness in the
area of a chakra and using your mind to manipulate it. You need a
localized, mental opening effect in a chakra to stimulate it; this
tearing open action, with your imaginary HANDS, provides it. By moving
your point of awareness to the site of a chakra and causing a mental
opening effect with your HANDS, you are directly stimulating the
Note: Do the energy raising exercise, as above, before stimulating the
chakras. Use breath awareness to aide your HANDS in pulling energy
into each chakra, i.e., draw energy UP on the inhale and HOLD it on the
exhale, with all the chakra stimulation exercises below.
(1) Base chakra: Raise energy up to your Base chakra. Use your HANDS
to open it. Pull energy INTO the Base chakra. Repeat this first step,
thoroughly, seven times.
(2) Spleen chakra: Draw energy from the feet, through the Base chakra
and on up to the Spleen chakra. Open the Spleen chakra. Repeat this
three times, starting at feet.
(3) Solar Plexus chakra: Draw energy from the feet, through the Base
and Spleen chakras and on up to the Solar Plexus chakra. Open the
Solar Plexus chakra. Repeat this three times, starting at feet.
(4) Heart chakra: Draw energy up from the feet, through the Base,
Spleen and Solar Plexus chakras and on up to the Heart chakra. Open
the Heart chakra. Repeat this three times, starting at feet.
(5) Throat chakra: Draw energy up from the feet, through the Base,
Spleen, Solar Plexus and heart chakras to the Throat chakra. Open the
Throat chakra. Repeat this three times, starting at feet.
(6) Brow chakra: Draw energy up from the feet, through the Base,
Spleen, Solar Plexus, Heart and Throat chakras to the Brow chakra.
Open the Brow chakra. Repeat this three times, starting at feet.
(7) Crown chakra: Draw energy up to the Crown chakra as in the
previous step. Open the Crown chakra. This chakra is much larger than
the others (whole top of head, above hairline). Imagine you have a
much larger, flatter bread roll inside the top of your head and are
tearing it open with your HANDS, or like you are tearing your scalp
open. Repeat this entire process twice, starting with the feet.
Note: Try your best not to tense any muscles during these exercises.
You may, however, feel a slight internal contracting, a feeling that is
NOT muscular while you are stimulating your chakras. These are the
glands and nerve ganglia, linked to the chakras, contracting in
response to the stimulation. This internal contracting is normal.
The Base, or Root chakra, is a MASTER chakra and THE MOST IMPORTANT ONE
TO ACTIVATE. This chakra is the doorway for the Kundalini energy.
Unless this is opened sufficiently, the energy cannot flow into the
other chakras. I suggest you concentrate most of your time and energy
into stimulating your Base chakra, at least in the early stages of
Note: When I first started raising energy and developing my chakras,
many years ago, I didn't feel ANY sensation for several months. Many
people, though, have reported to me strong energy and chakra sensation
the first time they used them. Some people have more natural chakra
activity than others. Lack of any sensation, though, will not stop you
from stimulating and developing them, even if, as was my case, you feel
nothing at first. I did not have ANY natural chakra activity or ANY
natural psychic ability when I first started energy work.
Stop And Check
Check your muscles for any tensing during the energy raising and chakra
stimulation exercises, and re-relax as needed. Your muscles will
automatically try and respond to the mental action of pulling energy up
through you. Remember, this is ALL mental, your body must stay calm
and relaxed throughout.
The sensations you will feel in your chakras can vary, according to the
degree of activity occurring in them, i.e., your physical make up,
natural ability, concentration and relaxation skills affect this. It
can vary from a gentle warmth, a localized pressure, or bubbling (like
stomach wind), a localized dizziness, a tingling, a gentle pulsing, to
a heavier throbbing, or a combination of some or all of the above. The
heavier the thrumming, the more active the chakra. If you place your
hand on a chakra, when it is active, you will actually feel the flesh
Some of the chakras, when active, can cause other odd, localized
Base chakra: You may feel a very slight burning or tingling, or a
cramping, like you have been riding a bicycle for too long, to begin
with. Once it is working properly, you will feel a gentle pulsing or
throbbing between your legs, at the site of the chakra.
Solar Plexus Chakra: This can sometimes cause a shortness of breath
feeling, which can cause you to hyper-ventilate. This will pass, with
time and use, as the chakra stabilizes.
Heart Chakra: The heart chakra merits special mention due to the
strong, and sometimes frightening, sensation it can cause. When
strongly activated it can feel like your heart is racing at an
impossible rate. It is a powerful sensation. Try and ignore this when
it happens, it won't hurt you. It is not your heart racing but the
chakra working. I know this is easier said than done, ignoring it, but
with practise and familiarity you can. This racing is more apparent in
the early stages of development. I think this is caused by a lack of
energy flowing from the lower centres. In a way it is like a pump
racing, when it does not have enough fluid to pump.
The heart chakra, when fully operational, feels like: Place one hand
on your chest, with your finger tips resting in the middle of it over
your heart. Tap your fingers on your chest, in time with your heart.
Increase this rate until you are tapping as fast and hard as your
fingers can move.
Note: Your actual heart rate does NOT speed up with this racing
sensation. If you hook yourself up to a heart monitor, you will see
that your heat beat hardly changes at all.
Throat Chakra: The throbbing in it can cause a very mild choking
feeling, because of the sensitive area it is in. This feels something
like having an emotional lump in the base of your throat.
Crown Chakra: When fully active it feels like a thousand soft, warm
fingers gently massaging the inside of the top of your head, above the
hairline, and extending down in the centre of the forehead, to include
the brow chakra, which is part of it. This sensation is the reason the
Buddhists call it "The Thousand Petalled Lotus".
Note: You may feel a stronger sensation in some chakras and little or
none in others. Concentrate on the lowest ones with the least
sensation. This will help balance the energy flow in the chakra
If you are unbalanced, during projection the inactive chakras can cause
failure, i.e., you may get your body partly loose but find you are
stuck to your body at the site of the inactive chakra. If this
happens, concentrate on stimulating the inactive chakra prior to
Closing The Chakras
After any chakras work, it is VERY important to close them, unless you
are going to use them, as in projection.
This closing is especially important if you FEEL strong activity in
them. If you leave chakras open during normal day to day activity you
will bleed energy. This can cause fatigue and even health problems.
It can also attract the unwanted attention of undesirable astral
entities. To close them, simply reverse the process until no activity
is felt. Feel your mental hands closing the chakras and push the
energy back down. The more activity you feel, the more time you must
spend learning to close them. If you still feel any activity after
doing this; eating and physical exercise also helps to close them.
After beginning chakra work, you may find psychic abilities start to
grow in you. This is a natural offshoot of stimulating the chakras.
In my next series, on more advanced energy work, I will show how to
develop and use some of these abilities and how to raise the Kundalini.
Some relaxation, breath awareness, concentration and mental hands
exercises should, ideally, be carried out daily. They can be done
anywhere and anytime you have a few minutes to spare.
HOW LONG DOES IT ALL TAKE?
Many people have asked me "How long does it take to learn projection?" My answer
is: Because everybody has different levels of natural ability and skill, it will
take as long as it takes. I have had letters from people, who have been trying
various other methods for several years, but with no results; get out the very
first time they tried this technique. Other people, with NO relaxation or
concentration skills at all, are looking at several months training before they
will get out.
The next part in this series deals with separating the astral body from
the physical. The exit.