The word Chakra means wheel, or vortex, and it refers to each of the seven energy centers that our consciousness, our energy system, is composed.

These chakras, or energy centers, function as pumps or valves, regulating the flow of energy through our energy system. The functioning of the chakras reflects decisions we make concerning how we choose to respond to conditions in our life. We open and close these valves when we decide what to think, and what to feel, and through which perceptual filter we choose to experience the world around us.

The chakras are not physical. They are aspects of consciousness in the same way that the auras are aspects of consciousness. The chakras are more dense than the auras, but not as dense as the physical body. They interact with the physical body through two major vehicles, the endocrine system and the nervous system. Each of the seven chakras is associated with one of the seven endocrine glands, and also with a group of nerves called a plexus. So each chakra can be associated with particular parts of the body and particular functions within the body controlled by that plexus or that endocrine gland associated with that chakra.    

All of your senses, all of your perceptions, all of your possible states of awareness, everything it is possible for you to experience, can be divided into seven categories. Each category can be associated with a particular chakra. Thus, the chakras represent not only particular parts of your physical body, but also particular parts of your consciousness.

When you feel tension in your consciousness, you feel it in the chakra associated with that part of your consciousness experiencing the stress, and in the parts of the physical body associated with that chakra. Where you feel the stress depends upon why you feel the stress. The tension in the chakra is detected by the nerves of the plexus associated with that chakra, and transmitted to the parts of the body controlled by that plexus. When the tension continues over a period of time, or to a particular level of intensity, the person creates a symptom on the physical level.

The symptom speaks a language that reflects the idea that we each create our reality.

So… rather than saying, “I can’t see,” the person would describe it as keeping themselves from seeing something.  “I can’t walk,” means the person has been keeping themselves from walking away from a situation in which they are unhappy. And so on.

The symptom served to communicate to the person through their body what they had been doing to themselves in their consciousness. When the person changes something about their way of being, getting the message communicated by the symptom, the symptom has no further reason for being, and it can be released, according to whatever the person allows themselves to believe is possible.

We, as Divine Metaphysicians, believe anything is possible.

And, we also believe that anything/one can be healed. We are perfect health.  It’s just a question of how to do the healing.

Understanding the chakras allows you to understand the relationship between your consciousness and your body, your spiritual self and your physical self.  And to understand your body is a map of your consciousness and energy.

It gives you a better understanding of yourself…. your higher self as well as those around you. It is why we are here in this physical body.

We must understand that everything begins with our consciousness. Everything that happens in our life, and everything that happens in our body, begins with something happening in our consciousness.

Our consciousness is who we are, our experience of Being.

Your consciousness, your experience of Being, who you really are, is energy. We can call it “Life Energy or God Energy”…or whatever you choose to call “it”. This energy does not just live in your brain; it fills your entire body. Your consciousness is connected to every cell in your body. Through your consciousness, you can communicate with every organ and every tissue.  

This energy which is your consciousness, and which reflects your state of consciousness, can be measured and quantified.  We can photograph our energy and our auras.  You may have seen this or had it done at a New Age show or through a practitioner.  

We can see that a change in your consciousness creates a change in the energy field that is being photographed, which is the aura.

When there are “holes” in particular parts of the photograph of the energy field, these are said to correspond to particular weaknesses in specific parts of the physical body.

The interesting thing about this is that the weakness shows up in the energy field before there is ever any evidence of it on the physical level.

We each create our own reality….A basic principle in Divine Metaphysics…

When someone makes a decision that leaves them with stress, creating a blockage in the energy field with a sufficient degree of intensity, this creates a symptom on the physical level.

The symptom speaks a certain language, which reflects the idea that we each create our own reality. When the symptom is described from that point of view, the metaphoric significance of the symptom becomes clear. So, once again….instead of saying, “I can’t see,” the person would have  to say, “I have been keeping myself from seeing something.” If they cannot walk, they would have to say, “I have been keeping myself from walking away from something.”  And so on.  We must understand that there are no accidents and no coincidences. Things do happen according to a pattern and order….  Divine Order.

We can say that we have an inner guidance system, which is the connection to our Higher Self, or whatever name we choose to give this Higher Intelligence.  This inner guidance system functions through what we call our intuition, or our instinct. It speaks a very simple language. Either it feels good, or it doesn’t. All the rest is just politics.

In Divine Metaphysics, we are told we should move with what feels good, and do not do what doesn’t feel good or right to us. We are told to trust this inner voice.  When we don’t follow this inner voice we feel tension.  We feel not-good.

Then, the voice must get louder. The next level of communication is through the emotions. As we move more and more in the direction that feels not-good,  we experience more and more emotions that feel not-good, and at some point we may say, “I should have listened to myself when I thought to move in the other direction.”

That meant that we heard the inner voice. Otherwise, we could not have said, “I should have listened.”  If we make the decision we know is the right one for us, and therefore change direction, there is a release of tension, we feel better, and we know we are again on the right track.

If we continue to move in the direction that feels not-good, the communication reaches the physical level. We create a symptom, and the symptom speaks a language which reflects the idea that we each create our own reality. When we describe the symptom from that point of view, we can understand the message.

If we change our way of being, we have received the message, and the symptom has no further reason for being. It is able to be released, according to whatever we allow ourselves to believe is possible.

If we created the symptom with a decision, we are also able to release it with a decision.

Something may have to happen on the physical level to create the symptom, in order to give the person the message on the physical level about what they had been doing to themselves.

 Here is an example….. Let’s imagine that someone makes a decision that it is not a good idea to express what they want. From that moment, whenever there is something they want, they keep themselves from expressing it, and therefore from having what they want.  That feels not-good. The tension grows. They feel more and more not-good as they keep themselves from expressing what they want and not having it.

Eventually, something happens to create a symptom on the physical level, and their right arm is affected.  It could have happened through falling from a ladder, or in an automobile accident, or by pinching a nerve in the neck, or by “sleeping in a draft.”….whatever.

Something had to happen on the physical level to create the symptom, in order to give the message on the physical level about what they had been doing to themselves. We do to ourselves literally what we have been doing to ourselves figuratively.

The effect is that the person cannot move their arm. They are keeping themselves from reaching for something, and since it is the right arm, on the “will” side of the body, they are keeping themselves from reaching for or going for what they want. They have been giving themselves reasons to not believe that they could have what they want.      

When they begin to do something different in their consciousness, they notice that something different begins to happen with their arm, and the symptom is then able to be released.

Aren’t we all so wonderfully put together??  Isn’t Divine Order beautiful…. And so apparently simple???

The Chakra System is a wonderful map that gives us direction on what is going on with our spiritual self and our physical self.

When there is tension in a particular part of the body, this represents a tension in a particular part of the consciousness, about a particular part of the person’s life. Being aware of these associations helps us to see the importance of resolving the tense issues in our life.

If it were only a question of doing what is necessary for the person to be happy, wouldn’t that be reason enough to motivate the person to want to change something that doesn’t work for them but here, we see that it is also a matter of health. The issues that are unresolved in a person’s life are, in fact, hazardous to their health.

When we see the correspondences between the consciousness and the body, we see the degree to which we each create our reality.  We see how everything begins in our consciousness and we are able to look around us at other aspects of our lives in the same way. 

How our collective consciousness creates our homes, creates our neighborhoods…. Creates our town…on and on and on….

So, hopefully, when we see how the body carries out the messages and deepest wishes of the Being within the body, we can realize that the process can go in more than one direction.  If our consciousness is directing how we develop symptoms, it can also direct how we release these same symptoms. If our consciousness can make our body ill, our consciousness can make our body well.  If our consciousness can make our body well, our consciousness can make our town well…so on and so on and…on….