A Chakra by Any Other Name

By Steve Clayton
holistic-healingI have been doing a bit of reading of late on our chakra system. The information is part of a larger work and is given to clarify how the energy flows in the human body. Almost from the get-go the author mentions there are two versions of the chakra system, one containing eight chakras and one containing thirteen chakras, and that the two are not compatible. He compares them with quantum physics and mechanics saying one can look at the universe either as being particle based or wave length based but not both at the same time. The same is true, he holds, for the two chakra systems.

I attempted to correlate the seven chakra system used in Chios Healing with the author’s eight chakra system to see if they were compatible. Suddenly, my mind was racing trying to validate the way I had been doing my healing for the last five years. I almost had a minor panic attack believing I was going to suddenly have to justify myself. (Who I was going to have to justify myself to, I am now not certain, but you know how the mind works.) Then, it hit me! I had, as my both my parents used to say, succumbed to nitpicking. Nitpickers, like critics, look for things to attack and will take things out of context if there is nothing else for them to criticize just to justify themselves.

I remembered that when teaching Chios, an intellectual understanding of the chakras themselves is not necessary. A general understanding of how the chakras work is all that is required. Chakras are spiritual entities, an idea the intellect will never fully grasp. One must connect with them on a spiritual level. When you make this connection you will find you are not counting how many chakras there are, or if they are major or minor; instead, you are become one with them and the person’s energy field in order to correct or heal what is not working properly.

My point here is to remind you not to be distracted from who you are, what you do, or what you believe. This can be much easier said than done, as the above suggests, but whether you are receiving criticism from yourself or others, or encountering new and different viewpoints on a subject dear to you, do not be so quick to negate your own feelings and do not assume you have to alter your beliefs. One should only alter one’s beliefs when change is for the better and not just for the sake of change. Remember to trust and to have confidence in yourself. If you are caught in a conundrum, check in with your heart as opposed to your head, for it will never steer you wrong. The more you are in your heart, the less you will find outside influences to be threatening.

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