4 : 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
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
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 psychic
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 physical world.
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
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 chakra.
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.
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.
(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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 chakra development.
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
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 sensations:
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
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
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
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 system.
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 projection.
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
The next part in this series deals with
separating the astral body from the physical. The exit.