Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Exploring the 12 (or 13) Chakra System

When I was a student at the School of Intuition & Healing (circa 2011) we spent lots of time connecting with the Chakras and looking at how they influence our lives. Many of us are familiar with the seven chakra system, beginning with the Root Chakra at the base of the spine and working our way up the Crown Chakra. 

In this scheme, the Heart Chakra is our center, with three chakras below and three above it. The ones found below the Heart Chakra are the Root, Sacral and Solar Plexus. In my book, Chakra Healing & Magick, I refer to these as manifesting chakras because their energy relates to how present we are in the world, and if we are able to take an idea and see it to fruition. The three Chakras above the Heart can be viewed as metaphysical in nature, taking our attention beyond the physical realm through the Throat, Brow and Crown where we experience clairaudience, clairvoyance and intuition. 

Generally, we would begin with chakra meditations and healing activities to activate these seven energy centers. We can do this by meditating, practicing Reiki, yoga or other healing modalities. 

"Waking Up" Your Chakras

We also have Chakras directly over our heads in the Aura and one beneath our feet, connecting us to Mother Earth. The latter is called the Earth Star Chakra. These are transpersonal, taking our awareness beyond our physical selves and identity. The Earth Star is one of the reasons we enjoy nature, making it possible for us to feel the energy in the trees, plants and flowers!  

Ideally we would work with one Chakra group at a time, going up the consciousness ladder from the Root to Crown. I spent several years on the first nine Chakras before moving onto those above the head, which can be seen as transpersonal because they make it possible us to tap into the collective consciousness and our soul's plan. The more we activate the Chakras numbered 8-13, the easier it is for us to channel compassion and creative power. 

The 12 (or 13) Chakra System

Below you will find a list of the Chakras along with my experience of them, starting with the Unity Chakra at the very top of the Aura, to the Earth Star Chakra below our feet. Work your way up from the bottom, focusing on grounding and on the chakras below the Heart. 

The Transpersonal Chakras are in pink;

    • Unity Chakra: This one makes it possible for us to see ourselves as one with the rest of humanity, with nature and with Source. As far as I can tell, it's about the collective, and it makes it possible for us to have empathy for all beings on Earth. It connects us with 'all that is' or exists in every dimension. We can connect with the Unity Chakra by meditating on the energy of infinite compassion and letting it flow through us. I perceive it as a soft gold light that sits on top of the Aura. Whether we can fully activate it is up for debate. It is oneness and nothingness
    • Stellar Gateway: I'm not entirely sure about this one, and it sounds like science fiction, but the Stellar Gateway taps into the Universe's energy. Is this a Chakra or a doorway, or both? We receive light from all of the stars in the universe through this gateway - as much as we can handle based our seven main chakras. 
    • 2021 Update: My gut feeling is that the Stellar Gateway relates to your Higher Self and your North Node / North Star.  
    • Soular (Soul Star) Chakra: This one references our Solar System as well as the Soul. This is where I focus on when I am reading someone's Natal Astrology Chart or focusing on major issues that could be seen as Karma. It helps us tap into past lives for healing and to awaken inner gifts. I tend to see it as a shining light over my head. Sometimes a moon. 
    • Causal Chakra* I see and feel this as a Selenite circle or hoop near the Crown Chakra. Like all of the transpersonal Chakras, it begins to awaken naturally when we bring light down from above in energy healing meditations. It makes it easier for us to receive messages from angels and universal light from above. My feeling is that the Causal Chakra is not stationary, creating a halo effect when active. It acts as a light switch between the Unity, Stellar and Soular Chakras, and the CrownπŸ‘‡πŸ»

Here is a summary of the seven main chakras as well as two transpersonal chakras. In my student Healer days I focused almost exclusively on healing the seven main chakras; they are covered in both of my energy healing books. 

The Transpersonal Chakras awaken on their own when we channel energy healing. I’d start with the seven main chakras. You’ll find a basic chakra meditation HERE

    • The Crown: Connection to Source, your Soul & Intuition. 
    • The Brow: Thought, belief, logic, imagination, ideas. 
    • The Throat:  Communication skills, self-expression. 
    • The Higher or Universal Heart: Compassion and unconditional love. This chakra funnels energy from a deeper level of being, bringing our intention and soul purpose to life. We can ground ourselves from this energy center, which then makes it easier for us to channel lots of healing. Activate your Higher Heart Chakra. 
    • The Heart: Self-love, love in relationships, abundance. 
    • The Solar Plexus: Confidence, joy, power, miracles. 
    • The Sacral Chakra:  Creativity, appetite for life, passion. 
    • The Root Chakra:  Roots, security, belonging. 
    • Earth Star Chakra: Our connection with Nature. Accessing this Chakra gives us deep enough grounding so that we can tap into the Soul Star, Stellar Gateway and Unity Chakras. Here is a   Earth Star Meditation

Back To The Basics

Waking up the Chakras is a lot of fun, especially when you start to access the transpersonal energy centers. This is when meditation becomes an actual adventure. But before we flex the non-physical Chakras that take our consciousness out into the Universe (and potentially beyond!) we have to ground ourselves 100%

Think of a tree and how deep its roots have to be for it to stand tall without blowing over. Our energy works the same way, regardless of the type of healing that we practice. It is vital to develop a grounding practice before flexing any of the Chakras above the Heart. 

Finding Our True Center... 

So this dawned on me last week. When we start thinking of 13 Chakras instead of seven, the Heart is no longer the bridge between the physical realm and the non-physical. The Throat Chakra is our energy center when we consider our energy body (or Aura). This was a pleasant surprise because the last year I have been attending a yoga class that focuses on sound and music as tools for self-healing and consciousness boosting. In class we tend to activate healing energy by singing mantras, but also the occasional pop or dance song. 

Please share your thoughts in the comment box!

Reiki hugs, 


** I discovered The Causal Chakra in my angel intuition classes  πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸ



Regina Chouza is an Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. She studied angel intuition and astrology at The College of Psychic Studies in London, and qualified as a healer at the School of Intuition & Healing UK. Her passion is bringing the qualities of self-love, joy and empowerment to healing pursuitsRead her books to heal yourself.  

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