Inner Awareness

Is activating chakras an anti-religious practice?


I received this letter (translated from Pilipino) from Keldy, a regular reader and listener of my Sunday evening TV-radio program over DZMM.

“I would like to ask a question about the seven major chakras. They say that it is good for the body to activate and balance the chakras through meditation. But I read that this is against the Christian religion. Is it true? I am a Christian and I want to open my chakras. Is there a way of opening the chakras that would not be against my religion?”

Keldy, whoever told you that activating chakras is against the Christian religion does not know what he is talking about. This is one of the problems with the Christian religion and its more militant followers. They condemn anything that they don’t understand.

For example, they condemned the movie “The Da Vinci Code,” based on Dan Brown’s novel, and the concert of pop singer Lady Gaga without seeing them first.

The seven chakras or psychic centers are vortices of subtle energy that flow in the spinal column of every human being, whether he or she is aware of them or not.

The word “chakra” comes from the Sanskrit word “cakra” which means “wheels,” because they spin either clockwise or counterclockwise and look like wheels with spokes. It is the chakra that gives both life to the body and power to the psyche.

Difficult to prove

Although they have a correspondent area or place in the physical body, they are not of a physical nature and, therefore, their very existence is very difficult to prove from a scientific point of view.

Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama, a psychic researcher from Tokyo, Japan, was the first to develop a computerized machine called the Apparatus for Meridian Identification to scientifically prove the existence of these subtle energy centers, when he was investigating the acupuncture points and meridians in Chinese traditional medicine.

According to the late American psychic Edgar Cayce, the Lord’s Prayer or “Our Father” was really a formula taught by Jesus Christ to open and activate man’s chakras or psychic centers. It is not about asking God to give us food to eat and avoid temptation.

Likewise, according to Cayce, the seven seals mentioned by St. John in his Revelations refer to the seven psychic centers or chakras. Opening the chakra paves the way for enlightenment and attainment of divine knowledge.

The chakras are the channels or conduits that connect the physical with the spiritual aspects of man. Opening or activating the chakras can bring about spiritual knowledge.

On the physical side, the chakras are related to the seven endocrine or ductless glands, which in turn affect our immune system.

Meditating on the chakras can boost our immune system and protect us from diseases.

According to Indian beliefs, prematurely opening or activating the chakras, especially the one located at the base of the spine, where the kundalini or serpent fire lies asleep, can be dangerous if one doesn’t have special spiritual preparation and training.

Learning psychic ability

Another reader, John Michael, asked, “Can one’s psychic ability be converted to another? For example, can a person who is clairvoyant learn precognition, retrocognition or another psychic ability?”

Nearly everybody has psychic ability, but certain psychic abilities are more developed in some persons than in others. For example, some people are more highly developed in seeing things rather than in predicting the future. They are the visual or clairvoyant ones.

Some are more developed in their feelings or sense of touch. They are clairsentients. But, in general, other psychic abilities may be developed or enhanced through proper training and development.

Our monthly ESP classes teach different types of psychic abilities such as telepathy, psychometry, remote viewing (or traveling clairvoyance) and telekinesis. Nearly all participants are able to perform most of these psychic skills in just two days.


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  • ryan andres

    Is activating chakras an anti-Christian practice? If it is meant to enlighten you, expand your mind, bring about a sense of wholeness, then it probably is. Almost anything meant to incite the abovementioned is considered anti-Christian by these fundamentalist b@stards, because their “God’s” purpose in your life will be gone. After all, what is the source of enlightenment, intelligence, and a sense of wholeness in the Abrahamic religions anyway? Isn’t it their god?

    You’d be rendering their god useless if you did this, and that is bad business for these jackasses.

    • supere

      Jesus said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and with all your mind; and your neighbour as yourself’.`Paul says,whatever is good and virtuous, think on these things';
      That you choose to use insulting language in what is assumed to be an intelligent sharing of views, indicates an intolerant attitude towards your neighbours, to say the least: If this is a result of your use of Chakras, I fail to see any value in them.Again Jesus said, “By their fruits you shall know them. 
      If believing in and using Chakra`s helps to build a relationship with our father God, then do so; many millions of followers of Jesus have found that He is sufficient and brings complete fulfilment in this life, and the next

      • ryan andres

         I don’t see any insulting language in my post, but yes, I agree with you that I have an intolerant attitude, specially towards unsolicited preachings.

  • Rafael Loza Monfort

    Please try to avoid all of this whether you are a christian or hindu etc. 
    Seek an enlightened Guru who are adept on the subject especially when it deals with the Kundalini energy. The western world will always do the wrong way when it comes to this practice.    There are only very few in the world that are adept in the Kundalini practice. Once the kundalini is awakened it’s just a start of the spiritual practice you are not there yet. All sidhi powers example healing, clairvoyance, reading minds etc. are just hindrance towards the Divine, on this part people think they have achieved the goal. You are not there yet. 
    In spirituality all religions will be enhanced, there will be a full understanding of once religion spontaneously… 

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