Is activating chakras an anti-religious practice?By Jaime T. Licauco
Philippine Daily Inquirer
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.
For those interested in personal consultancy, individual past life hypnotic regression, scientifically based seminars and other paranormal services, please call 8107245 or 0920-9818962 for details. The next Practical Mind Dynamics seminar is on June 9-10, 9 a.m.-5 p.m at Rm. 308 Prince Plaza I, Legaspi St., Greenbelt Makati.