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Chakras

What do we mean when we say that we are not our bodies? Our bodies are not our selves. They are organs of transformation. 

Our body is made up of visible and invisible elements. While science has made great strides in understanding the visible aspects of our bodies, the invisible aspects are only approachable through expanding consciousness. As our consciousness expands we are able to 'see' that the invisible elements of the body comprise the twelve energy portals known as chakras, or circles. These chakras range from the dense to the subtle and working with them, starting with the dense and moving on to the subtle is the work of a lifetime. Or perhaps many lifetimes to the Indian and other open mind, comfortable with the idea of lifetime after lifetime of working towards wholeness. 

The chakras have three characteristics: color, location, and attribute with color being the most important identifying characteristic. 

The twelve colors, going from dense to subtle, are:

Red
Orange
Yellow

Green
Blue
White

Gold
Clear
Silver

Purple
Pink
Violet

The ancients believed that the colors themselves had healing powers when used as a mantra. I have found this to be true in my own experience. Simply going through the colors in ascending and then descending order creates balance in our lives. It is a wonderful way to meditate. 

Peace and love,

Abhay

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