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The word chakra is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning wheel. If we were able to see the chakras, we would observe a wheel of energy continuously revolving or rotating. Clairvoyants perceive chakras as colorful wheels or flowers with a hub in the center.
The chakras begin at the base of the spine and finish over the top of the head. Though fixed in the central spinal column, they are located on both the front and back of the body, and also work through the body.
Each chakra vibrates and rotates at different speeds. The root or first chakra rotates at the slowest speed, the crown or seventh chakra at the highest.
Each chakra is stimulated by its own and complimentary color, and a range of gemstones for specific uses.
The chakra colors are of the rainbow; red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. The size and brightness of the wheels vary with individual development, physical condition, energy levels, disease, or stress.
If the chakras are not balanced, or if the energies are blocked, the basic life force will be slowed down. The individual may feel listless, tired, out of sorts, or depressed.
Not only will physical bodily functions be affected so diseases may manifest, but the thought processes and the mind may also be affected, with the individual becoming preoccupied with negative attitudes, fears and doubts.
A constant balance between the chakras promotes health and a sense of well being. If the chakras are opened too much, a person could literally short circuit themselves with too much universal energy going through the body. If the chakras are closed, this does not allow for the universal energy to flow through them properly which may also lead to disease.
Most of us react to unpleasant experiences by blocking our feelings and stopping a great deal of our natural energy flow. This affects the maturation and development of the chakras. Whenever a person blocks whatever experience he/she is having, this, in turn, blocks the chakras, which eventually become disfigured. When the chakras are functioning normally, each will be ‘open’, spinning clockwise to metabolize the particular energies needed from the universal energy field.
As already mentioned, any imbalances that exist within any chakra may have profound effects upon either our physical or emotional bodies. It is possible to use our quartz crystals and gemstones to rebalance all chakric centers. Once the chakra has been properly balanced, then our bodies gradually return to normal.
The reason why crystals and gemstones are such wonderful and powerful healing tools is because of what science calls the piezoelectric effect. Crystals and gemstones respond to the electricity that is coursing through your body. If the energy is sluggish, the constant electrical vibrations of the stones will help to harmonize, balance, and stimulate these energies.