Opening and Balancing the Chakras

This Explains How the Chakras Really Work. 

Chakra Lightbody

Opening and balancing the chakras, or energy centers, is a very misunderstood concept. The chakras are indeed able to open and to come into balance with one another and with one’s life purpose. However, the healing that takes place deep within us is the cause, and so to try to influence the chakra as an end in itself is a misperception of how the chakra system really works, and is actually a reverse understanding of the process. The analogy I use is that pushing the needle over to ‘Full’ on your car’s gas gauge wouldn’t affect the amount of gas in your tank, and in the same way, you can’t permanently force a chakra open or balance it within the entire system by applying energy. A chakra is a portal to and a reflection of the reality deep inside a person. Let’s examine each of the seven chakras from this perspective:

As our connection to living life here on mother earth, with our ‘tribe’, and with an enthusiasm for living life to its fullest is felt strongly (as opposed to wishing we were some other place), the first (root) chakra connects deeply to our home planet with all its power.

As the inner child begins to heal the old wounds and feels safe and cherished, and returns to the innocence of the magical child, the second chakra opens and returns to balance. In my practice I have found that this area of life, more than any other, contains the key to our deepest healing. And the best part is that with some expert healing guidance, we ourselves learn to provide this love and safety, so it is dependent on no one else!

As the power and personality center in the belly becomes purified and able to hold compassion within a framework of self-empowerment and truth, the third chakra opens and balances with the others. Please note; in my opinion there is no such thing as a human being ‘destroying the ego’; that is a myth. As the ego becomes purified, our personality becomes one of our most beautiful qualities, as was clearly demonstrated by Yeshua the Christ, Siddhartha Gautama the Buddha, and all the other holy enlightened ones in history.

As the heart chakra becomes free of acquired pain, and the flow of giving and receiving unconditioned love becomes reestablished, unencumbered and automatic, the fourth chakra will fully open to a beautiful and majestic balance ~ and life will begin to change dramatically! I personally find the energetic opening of the human heart to be one of the most profoundly moving and joyful things I have experienced in my practice.

At this point, the normally slow process of Kundalini or Life Force Energy release will begin to really accelerate, and the higher chakras will begin to activate themselves as this personal energy stored in the first chakra flows ‘upward’ unimpeded to them through the open portal of the heart chakra, and the Divine Prahnic Light flows ‘down’ through the crown chakra, third eye, throat, and into the heart chakra to meet it.

The throat chakra will finally begin to really open and rotate, and express destiny and life purpose. This is the true deep esoteric nature of the fifth chakra, and is much greater than simply ‘speaking your truth’ as is commonly taught, although that is also a part of it. Those familiar with the meanings of ‘dharma’ can apply the concept to this powerful chakra’s essence.

As the third eye in the sixth chakra opens, intuition becomes much more defined, and clairvoyance and visions, as well as prophetic and lucid dreams may begin. Divine guidance and inner sight can eventually be developed and refined to depths that most people would consider incredible, and hearing and understanding Higher Self instruction can become as easy as daydreaming and ‘talking to yourself’ once was. Clairsentience, clairaudience, and all such extrasensory perceptions may begin to develop, depending upon the proclivities of the individual. These can also be taught to an initiate by transmission (initiation) at this point.

As previously noted, the crown chakra will begin to open much more, allowing an expansion of the two-way stream of Divine Light, the Pranic energy which we were all designed to ‘breathe’ in through the top of our heads. This Healing White Light that replaced the lower energies found throughout the lower chakra system as the initial clearing work was being done quickens the Kundalini, or Serpent Fire energy, uncoiling from the first (sacral) chakra. The Divine White Light that is flowing in through the crown chakra intensifies as the root chakra, now deeply grounded into Mother earth, magnetically connects with it through an unrestricted chakra system, and the Kundalini energy and the White Light are now able to dynamically flow and interact together, and empower the individual in amazing ways. There are very few words in English for what I am trying to convey here, but this is the true way of “opening and balancing the chakras”. It happens as a result of this deep process of clearing and takes real devotion to your healing. Becoming an advanced healer yourself is one way to approach it. Having someone wave their hands over you slowly is not going to do it.

The chakras have special connections with each other. In my experience, the first and seventh chakras have the strongest and most energetically important connection, and I utilize this connection and the White Light almost exclusively to transmute the lower energies. The Eastern traditions are more identified with consciousness as ‘God’ and awakening the kundalini, or personal energy, to gain enlightenment or self-realization.

The teachings of Christ, the Sufis, and other Desert Wisdom traditions are more identified with the Divine White Light from the Most High as a manifestation of Divine Spirit, or ‘God’, and devotion to this concept and its practices to attain ‘enlightenment’. In my view, the truth is they are inseparable.

I am now practicing healing techniques that both bring up the kundalini energy and invoke the Divine White Light down through the crown chakra, meeting at the heart, the center of our being. 

So, there is little need for practices designed to ‘open’ the chakras above the heart until you do the inner work needed to fully open and align the first four. See my articles on the higher chakras for the wonderful experiences that await you there!

In the West, there are various chakra meditations, guided visualizations, chants, crystals, aromas, music, and many other such things designed to help with this process, including many modalities of energy healing, usually involving waving hands over the client, that are designed for “opening and balancing the chakras”. How effective they are is probably questionable, although a regular deep meditation practice is extremely helpful if not essential. There are many, many ways to heal. There are, of course, many genuine esoteric practices which will allow one to reach deep states of healing and expanded awareness, especially Eastern and Native ones. Part of the true purpose of yoga is to allow the glands to function optimally and transform the energy received through the chakras to use for evolutionary purposes. If you are able and willing to find and then devote yourself to a monastery with an authentic realized Guru, these traditions are great, but this can be a lifetime endeavor. I believe that the time for a truly enlightening method of healing adaptable to the Western lifestyle is here. Learning advanced Spiritual Energy Healing is an accelerated way of opening the door to this way of living and helping others to heal.

So, in conclusion, opening and balancing the chakras is a result of healing and enlightenment – not an end in itself. It is the deep clearing of energies that do not serve your highest good; what I call Spiritual Energy Healing, that results in an open and balanced chakra system

Contact me for information on upcoming Spiritual Energy Healing Seminars and School!

© Andrew M. Williams





Fourth Chakra Formation

Part 4 – Formation of the Lower Chakra System – Fourth Chakra, the Heart.

As a person learns to live from more centeredness in their heart chakra, or Anahata in Sanskrit, they are able to relate from a position of understanding and compassion, rather than ego defense and control. The heart is all about the giving and receiving of love, which should come as no surprise; the understanding of the human heart’s energetic function is ancient, crossing all boundaries. Love does reside in the heart, and the heart, not the mind, is the true place where deep spiritual work and the connection to the Divine is to be found. As Prahnic energy enters the crown (seventh chakra) it is flowing to the heart just as a river flows to the sea.

So, as the young person’s fourth chakra develops and begins to mature, the very ‘heart’ of the person, the identity they will carry for their entire lives, is formed. As I use the word ‘heart’, I am referring to the emotional and energetic heart chakra. This is located more toward the center of the chest than to the left, where the physical heart beats, and is literally the very center of our being, with three embodied chakras above it and three below. Naturally, as the fourth chakra develops, the physical organ itself has been developing right along as well, and is an intrinsic part of this center.

I use the term “embodied” since there is a preponderance of esoteric literature endorsing knowledge of a non-physical chakra system that goes at least one chakra below the body and far up above the head to great numbers. Of these, I can say only that I have had definite experience of the “soul star” located just above the seventh (crown) chakra. I also have had direct experience of the higher holographic ‘causal body’ above that, which seems to me to be much more than what I perceive as a ‘chakra’,  and the very high ‘monad’ which is also not a chakra to my way of perception, but an ‘oversoul’. These are beyond the scope of this article, and I may address them in a forthcoming article on non-physical chakras and dimensional realities.

All this chakra development is not quite as linear as it may sound; naturally the heart chakra, along with the rest, is present and is experiencing some degree of development from early childhood, but there is a vertical progression from the first chakra ‘upwards’ as indicated; a maturation from states of relative dormancy is taking place through the years of human experience.

The heart center of the more evolved young man or woman is learning to carry compassion and the giving and receiving of love in a mature way, and as this teenager grows up and moves forth into life, especially if their third chakra is fairly balanced, he or she will find others receive them on a deeper personal level, often asking for their advice and counsel. 

Still, there seems to be a need for deep work to be done throughout the energetic system of even the most fortunate individual. This is simply the human condition; insults and injury happen early on to the delicate child in seemingly every case. As adults, we forget just how sensitive and amazingly powerful our experience as a small child really was.

Love resides in the heart, and the heart, not the mind, is the true place where deep spiritual work and the deepest connection to the Divine takes place.

Although the heart can certainly be thought of as a higher chakra, it is so involved with the clearing of the lower energy centers that I included it in my essays on the lower chakra system. It is really in the center of our being, with three physical chakras above and three below, and stands on its own in a way that the other chakras do not; of all the chakras, the heart is the most central for us in every way.

Wounds carried in any of the chakras and subtle bodies will eventually coalesce through the spiritual, mental, and emotional subtle bodies into the etheric, which is the subtle body closest to the physical, and then from the etheric, mainly through the glands, into the physical body, and finally the tissues, especially the organs. Heart wounds are some of the deepest, and contribute greatly to the cardiac problems we find among so many today.

If I were to ask a typical recent male heart attack victim what his underlying problem was, he would probably tell me about a blockage in his cardiac arteries, and certainly diet and other lifestyle choices have a bearing on health. But, if I were to ask him why another person with the very same lifestyle choices and genetic heritage, such as a brother, has a healthy heart and he had an attack, and then I were to go on to explain the real problem as a dark red angry energy I perceive within his heart that started when he was rejected by his mother, but which was never dealt with, he would probably get angry and call me crazy or worse.

Thus, this type of energetic healing is currently only available to those who are willing to open themselves to self-discovery and whose soul has evolved to the point that they are willing to really take in and act upon what their mates, family members, and confidants have continually told them through the years that they need to see and change about themselves.

Those willing to overcome their ego’s deceptions and dedicate themselves to their inner work; those willing to critically look at themselves and their blockages; their anger, pride, pain, sorrow, isolation, frustration, disconnection, numbness, timidness, any and all of the myriad unhealed aspects people carry around inside, and to seek out help on their journey to healing and wholeness, will find a way to become more enlightened. Enlightenment is ultimately what the healing journey within is all about. Unfortunately, at present, this seems to exclude the majority, including, ironically, those who are in deep denial and need it the most. Everyone is a potential candidate insofar as the need that exists within themselves to heal in these ways. However, only the individual soul knows when the time has arrived to “knock on the door” and begin this type of inner work, and often the ego thwarts the soul’s intent in this.

Many who have undergone deep healings and initiations feel that these familial situations and ‘seeds’ of oppressive energies were chosen and planned by the individual’s soul precisely for the purpose of their soul’s healing. I, personally, feel that when Divine Spirit begins intervening directly on behalf of a person’s healing, a higher synchronicity begins to manifest that is beyond my ability to define or even describe; the poetic language of the Sufis are the only words I have found that come close to expressing the delicate majesty of this sublime Divine Choreography.

Someday, if and when the Mystery Schools of initiation into the inner work are no longer a mystery to humankind, and the consensus reality formed by the majority begins to hold a deep acceptance for schools of self-discovery and transformation as the norm and as necessary for everyone of all ages, then the crucial point of balance on the scales of human consciousness will tip, and the generations of children to come will consequently have much less need for healing. Then, the seemingly inevitable corner of woe humanity is painting itself into may be escaped, and the dawn of enlightened civilization that we have so long hoped for shall truly begin to emerge, with transformations and initiations into a Homo Superior that we can, today, only dream of.

The work must begin at home, inside each and every one of us. This is 22nd century medicine, hopefully even 21st.

It is to this end that I dedicate this information and my practice and teaching of Spiritual Energy Healing.

© Andrew M. Williams