WORKING ON CHAKRAS
Chakra - ancient Sanskrit word meaning wheel, or vortex, referring to each of the seven energy centers of which our consciousness is composed. Briefly, chakras are the connections between our corporeal body and our spiritual body and the 'hidden' dimensions in which our spirits reside.
There is a simple and elegant description of the chakras at Martin Brofman's site 'Foundation for the Advancement of Healing'. I am not familiar with Mr. Brofman's extensive work but I liked his article for its clarity.
I work with chakras. It's hard to explain how this takes place because interaction with a chakra gives rise to a range of synaesthetic experience for me. For example, I may get a sense of turning, or stretching, or entwining; I may get a sense of texture, grain, layered structures, building blocks; sometimes I get strong sensations of otherness, proximity, enjoining, engulfment. It is strange work!
To quote Martin Brofman, "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."
My work is all about easing the tension, reducing stress, soothing and mending, restoring and re-balancing, guiding and encouraging a person to heal, grow, relax, improve. It's an analogue process, hard to analyse because it is working across the gulf that separates us all, and working across time and the hidden spaces where our spiritual being resides.