The Chakras have been written about and utilized by energy workers throughout time. For those with an affinity to Reiki and other energy work, the Chakras hold significance in providing clues to unblock energy to maximize the body's Chi.
The color spectrum holds potential for novice or professional to guide the user to tune the body's energy aligning the flow of body energy to free up the mind and body to work uniformly.
The simple image of a rainbow is a starting point to learning more about utilizing colors to unblock your energy and to draw your attention to tuning your body and aligning your energies with your desires.
A spectrum of colors reside in the Crystal Kingdom. Whether using deep reds of the jasper, garnet or ruby or the light refraction of clear quartz and Herkimer diamond, the body can feel the vibrational qualities of the colors used to tune it, and respond with quiet calm.
Whether laying the crystals on the body, holding the crystals to tune your senses or having crystals present to use as passive energy in a room, the vibrational energy of crystals can utilized by the believer and be overlooked by the skeptic. Crystals have life within them and carry vibrational energy that can be harnessed and used to promote greater strength and balance.
The focus of Chakra energy is to enhance the body's ability to take in Universal energy and transport it along the body's channel to the heart. There this energy can be transformed into the body's Chi which is energy used throughout the day to promote healthy living and connections.
Seven Chakras line the body along the front side of the spinal column. The base of the Chakras is believed to extend down to the Earth, drawing energy from the ground, healing energy for the body to use to strengthen the Chi. The top of the Chakras is believed to extend the body's connection to the Universe, upward.
The health of the body, mind and spirit are believed to be tuned by the engagement of the Chakra energy with the flow of body energy and healthy living.
Chakras support parts of the body as energy centers. Each Chakra is associated with the energy of the Aura and each Chakra has its associated color which is a representation of the tune of that energy point. Energy carries with it a vibration, and that vibration which it is associated with is differentiated by color, sound and area of the body.
1. The Root Chakra - the lower part of your body including your kidneys, rectum and spinal column
The Root Chakra is associated with the color red and the Earth. We draw our grounding energy from the Earth and are linked into the Earth's vibrations by meditation and what is called grounding or Centering (see the Simple Steps section for an exercise with Centering).
The emotion associated with the Root Chakra is calm and stillness. A healthy Root Chakra involves the physical sense of strength and focus on vitality. Mental stamina is enhanced by the Root Chakra with a focus on trust and security, making connections with people and friendships. Spiritual focus for the Root Chakra manifests with direction, purpose and presence.
Strong meditations for enhancing the Root Chakra include walking outdoors, focusing on touching and intake through physical senses as well as deep, focused relaxation.
Root Chakra meditations are especially useful to recover balance, overcoming physical pain, when feeling ill or concerned about health, when feeling unsafe or in danger and when you need to feel more present in your activities and your life.
Meditations should include an active focus on touch, physical feeling and awareness of your surroundings.
Focus on the color red will increase your vibrations and vitality in creating grounding.
2. The Sacral Chakra - the lower abdomen, reproductive system and bladder
The Sacral Chakra is associated with the color orange and the element of Water. The fluidity of our emotions and the strong association with our gender identity fuels the essence of Sacral Chakra work.
The emotions associated with Sacral Chakra work are fear, anger, joy and happiness. Many physical issues can occur in the seat of the Sacral Chakra, including cancers, sexual dysfunction, bowel and urinary issues, menstrual discomfort and lower back tension. Often energy pool in this area due to the need to address, alleviate and release to unblock the Sacral Chakra to allow productive energy flow.
Emotional energy associated with the Sacral Chakra includes awareness of needs, love, sensual relationships and tension that needs to be released. When these emotions pool, they can manifest into displays of aggression, clinging, manipulation, over indulgent sexual aggression, obsession, passivity, resentfulness, victimization, sexual confusion and unhealthy relationships.
Spiritually, the Sacral Chakra promotes an understanding of one's physical place in the world. It promotes confidence and healthy connections.
Meditations should include creativity, release of fears and anger, a focus on desire and pleasure and how this feeds the emotional needs of healthy connections and growth.
Focus on the color orange will increase your vibrations and vitality for unblocking locked energies and creating positive energy flow.
3. Solar Plexus Chakra - the nervous system, stomach, gall bladder, upper digestive system, lumbar area and spleen
The Solar Plexus Chakra is associated with the color yellow and the element of Fire. A sharper focus on linear thinking and physical health is highlighted by the Solar Plexus Chakra.
Digestive health, nutritional balance, insulin production and thyroid balance are physical areas of the body ruled by the power of the Solar Plexus Chakra.
Emotional energies associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra include contentment, determination, leadership, personal power and emotional control. When there is a focus on Solar Plexus Chakra work, anger, abuse of others, unhealthy competition, distrust, inferiority, resentful and uncontrolled emotions are addressed.
Spiritually the Solar Plexus Chakra releases wisdom, higher thinking and learning and connection to greater purpose.
Meditations should focus on sharpening the mind's focus on intuitive senses and a sense of personal spiritual beliefs.
Focus on the color yellow will increase your vibrations and vitality for unblocking locked energies and creating positive energy flow.
4. Heart Chakra - associated with the heart, blood and circulatory system
The Heart Chakra is associated with the color green and the element of Air. An assessment of human love and intentions of faith and loyalty mark the focus of the Heart Chakra.
Physical associations with the Heart Chakra have to do with breathing, the immune system, feeling of health and well being. Friendliness, openness, nurturing and energy exchanges with others is highlighted in the Heart Chakra.
Emotional energy associated with the Heart Chakra include compassion, connection to others, empowerment, forgiveness, love and unity.
Spiritual associations with the Heart Chakra include desire to connect with the soul's purpose, awareness of a higher order in the Universe, presence of a divine source of energy.
Meditations should focus on opening the heart to understanding of true connections and receipt of love and blessings, including unconditional love. Focus on forgiveness and letting go of hurt and connections lost.
Focus on the color green (and rose color pink if preferred) and this will increase your vibrations.
5. The Throat Chakra - the lungs, neck, throat and vocal chords
The Throat Chakra is associated with the color blue and the Vibrational energy state. The focus of the Throat Chakra is higher intellect, thoughts and connection with divine energy.
Physical associations with the Throat Chakra are metabolism, muscles, ears, nose, throat and effective communication.
Creative expression, professionalism, respect and responsibility are emotional attributes of the Throat Chakra. A strong sense of self, purpose and peace are also emotional strengths of the Throat Chakra.
Spiritual aspects of the Throat Chakra about self sufficiency, an understanding of your role in community and with Universal Order. Spiritually, the Throat Chakra can unlock your purpose in life.
Meditations should include a focus on sound, music, listening and heightened awareness to surroundings.
Focus on the color blue will increase vibrations.
6. Brow Chakra - lower brain, eyes, sinus, top of spinal cord
The Brow Chakra is associated with the color indigo blue and the Image energy state.
Ruling the Third Eye and Clairvoyance, the Brow Chakra can unlock hidden areas of energy blockage associated with intuitive energy.
Physical associations with the Brow Chakra include alertness, balance of brain activity, and creativity. Blockages of the Brow Chakra could manifest with cataracts, headaches, sinus issues and visual distortions.
Emotional associations with the Brow Chakra are charisma, clarity, clear thinking, compassion, concentration, conceptualization, focus, humor, introspection and visualization.
Spiritual associations with the Brow Chakra include access to astral travel, guidance, past life knowledge and belief in the Universe.
Meditations should include a search for a higher level of consciousness, opening to your own personal psychic skills (clairvoyance, clairsentience, clairaudience).
7. Crown Chakra - cerebral cortex, nervous system
The Crown Chakra is associated with the color violet (and white, depending on your beliefs) and the energy state of Universal Energy and information downloads.
Physical associations with the Crown Chakra are balance of brain energy and flow. Blockages can include Depression, migraine headaches and the feeling of desperation.
Emotional associations with the Crown Chakra are knowledge of purpose, integration of change and new information and joyfulness.
Spiritual associations with the Crown Chakra are mystical experiences (once you are open to them, you will understand what this refers to), psychic perception, connection with spirits and higher understanding.
Meditations should include your personal form of prayer, an opening to belief and connection with a Higher Power and a goal to be at peace with the mysteries of the unknown.
Just because a Chakra is associated with a particular color, doesn't always mean that that color crystal is the most useful. Many practitioners choose the corresponding crystal color to represent the Chakra to keep the focus on the color meditation and their own personal energy focus. With your own Chakra work, choose crystals that are your personal tools.
There are many crystals associated with the Chakras that are useful to blend all of the aspects of Energy Magic. The vibrations of the crystals are the reason to utilize them when trying to unblock energies and to tune your Chi to its peak performance. Out of the grouping below, choose the crystal that appeals to you the most.
1. The Root Chakra Crystals for Energy Magic:
Petrified Wood, Smoky Quartz, Hematite, Obsidian, Garnet, Agate, Onyx
2. The Sacral Chakra Crystals for Energy Magic:
Sunstone, Carnelian, Red Jasper, Tiger's Eye
3. The Solar Plexus Chakra Crystals for Energy Magic:
Yellow Fluorite, Golden Jasper, Andalusite, Citrine, Pyrite, Amber
4. The Heart Chakra Crystals for Energy Magic:
Moss Agate, Rhodochrosite, Rose Quartz, Chrysocolla, Bloodstone, Aventurine, Amazonite, Malachite, Unakite
5. The Throat Chakra Crystals for Energy Magic:
Kyanite, Azurite, Sodalite, Aquamarine, Blue Lace Agate, Lapis Lazuli
6. The Brow Chakra Crystals for Energy Magic:
Chevron Amethyst, Iolite, Purple Fluorite, Dumortierite
7. The Crown Chakra Crystals for Energy Magic:
Amethyst, Selenite, Calcite, Clear Quartz, Icelandic Spar, Botswana Agate, Herkimer Diamond, Clear Fluorite
For an exercise to create your own Energy Magic for your spiritual journey, see the Simple Steps section for an exercise that illustrates the use of Chakras, Crystals and Energy Magic.