I originally wrote this article on July 11th 2015 on my now retired Element Mountain Exploratory Wilderness school website. This is a revised repost.
First I will state that most of the chakra system information I have found on the Internet and in books is incorrect and filled with disinformation. The information is clashing and highly contradicting to one another in many of the systems I have looked into. I think the main issues are that most of the information on charkas is very new and stems for source of poor translations, and thus has been and continues to be very loose and open to conditioned and prejudiced interpretation. Far too many new age religion areas have seemingly twisted the chakra information to fit their own belief, ideals and therefore there is not near enough physical bases for the claims.
The chakra system is simply an energetic field in-which the organs are situated. The energy is generated from the nervous system, which comes from the brain. Each organ contains its own energy, also created in the brain. It is the organs that control the physical body, not the chakras. If you remove a kidney from a person, both their second and third chakras will suffer. If the chakra controlled the body then removing an organ would not hinder it, the chakra would continue on. The chakras are generated by the nerves coming from the brain, but are ruled by the function of organs and glands found within each energy band. The idea that certain organs are related to chakras is backwards. It should be the chakras are related to the organs. Your skin is warm to the touch not because it is heated by the outside, but rather because heat is generated inside. Our outer energy signature is created from within, because of the functions of our internal systems.
Now for more detail. The consciousness comes into the body through the brain, of course. When the prenatal energy of the body is formed, our system is reliant upon our mother’s energy. Unborn and mother are basically one in the same. Only after the infant is born does the new life begin to slowly take on its own energy. This takes time. The reason it takes time is due to the development of the brain, which is born undeveloped. As the brain develops it feeds energy through the growing nervous system to the growing organs. This process takes years and years to reach a state of development completion. This is one reason it is so detrimental for young teens to drink alcohol, because their livers are still developing and cannot handle it.
While the brain is working on the slow development of the organs, among countless other areas of the body, the personality and conscious memory are also being developed, like I wrote about in previous articles on trauma and I think even in my PTSD book.
Even though many of the organs are underdeveloped at birth, they still function and thus give off their own energy. Now the interesting thing to note is that the chakra system of a newborn is rather thin and singular as opposed to an adult. A typical healthy adult has a thicker (varies from person to person and area to area around the body) and very segmented chakra structure. The 7 chakras are well divided and stable within themselves while reliant upon the entire system to uphold balance. However, the chakras themselves are birthed and maintained by the nervous system and the organs and glands.
The second, third, fourth and fifth chakras emanate out of ganglion nerve bundles located on the inside of the spine. The first chakra is generated out of the crossing of the front male energy and the rear female energy of the body. This point is referred to as either the premium or conception vessel 1. The female energy the runs the front of the body moves toward the rear of the body where it travels up the and down the spine. The transition between the male and female energy occurs low at the perineum and this generates the first chakra. The seventh chakra at the crown of the head is generated by those energies again, but also by the division of the frontal lobe of the brain and the parietal lobe. The point is known as Governor Vessel 20. It is a powerful energy crossing point. Interestingly just off to the sides of that point lie the motor functions of both the feet and the genitalia.
The sixth chakra comes out of the pineal gland with the assistance of the pituitary gland, and the brain stem.
The organs come into play in the creation of each chakra as well. Each chakra contains organs or glands for a reason, the organs help create and maintain the chakras. Starting with the heart chakra, the fourth, even though it is called the heart chakra, it is created and maintained by not only the heart, but also the lungs, thymus gland, gall bladder and liver. The intricate organ relationships I have discussed in the organ health articles works with the ganglion bundles to literally create the chakra. The thymus sits at the very top of the heart chakra. The heart and most of the lungs sit at the center and the top of the liver and gall bladder set at the bottom of the chakra. Each of those organs generates its own energy, partly creating the chakra, but also communicating with other organs as previously described, generating the real dynamics of the chakra.
The heart chakra is generated by the ganglion nerve bundle on the spine, but its dynamics, health, color, sound and overall functionality are created and governed by the liver feeding the heart energy and the spleen feeding the lung energy. The balance structure for the heart chakra comes from the communication of opposites. The heart is balanced by the small intestine and the lungs are balanced by the large intestine. Male/female – female/male. It is the healthy communication through energy between the heart chakra organs and their lower counterpart viscera that allows for the chakra to uphold a state of equilibrium – positive/negative – light/dark, one relies upon the other and in-turn there is balance. If any of the above fails to properly communicate through energy with its counterpart, or one organ weakens and fails to feed the other organ (parent to child), then balance is lost and the chakra energy falters. The chakra energy does not falter from external energies, but rather from internal disruption since the chakra energy is merely an outward radiance of the internal network.
That is a solid and real example of one chakra band and organ dynamic. But what of a chakra area containing no organs? Let us look at the first chakra, the root chakra. No organs exist that low. Only the male testes hang into that lowest chakra. However, we must remember the crossing and exchange of opposite energies that takes place in the first chakra as energy moves from the front of the body to the back of the body. Also it is important to note the major liver, spleen and kidney meridians running up the inside of the leg and through the inguinal region. The inside of the extreme upper thigh is in the first chakra, as is the perineum and in females, vaginal opening. All of those are governed by major organs above. The male and female front and rear energies of the body are created by the individual functions and inter-relationships of each organ. Remove an organ and the entire balance of this highly intricate relationship pattern is harmed, even unto total collapse and death. Our physical life exists within each organ. As organs weaken and falter, pieces of our physical life leave the body. Eventually death occurs because there is not enough organ strength to maintain the spirit inside the body.
The first chakra is created by that energy transition, but upheld, maintained and fully governed by the liver, kidneys and spleen. The kidneys and lungs, water and air or metal, push energy downward and the spleen earth, fertile growth pushes energy upward, balance and opposite movement which creates electricity, energy… a chakra that contains an “underground river”, the crossing male to female energy.
The middle organs have their opposites rather side-by-side. Spleen-Stomach, Liver-Gall Bladder and Kidney-Urinary Bladder. This ratio of opposites within the close proximity positioning creates a tighter and denser energy structure. The chakras also then reflect this denser energy the lower we go into them.
The other main point to the article is the movement of the chakras. There’s a large amount of wrong information today concerning how chakras move. Today there are seemingly countless people teaching others in the western world that chakras move in and out from the chakra center like a spiral or tornado. One tornado movement out the rear of the body for each chakra and one out the front.
This is wrong.
The lungs create what is called Wei Chi. Wei Chi is the chi/energy that surrounds and protects the body. The stronger a person’s lungs are, typically the stronger their Wei Chi. This is the first energy defense of the human immune system. When Wei Chi is weak it allows external pathogens to invade the body.
If our chakras actually formed tornado type energy that literally drilled in and out of our bodies, then it would create holes in our Wei Chi. If the chakra actually pulled external energy into our bodies through these spiral vortexes, then any and all external pollution, pathogens and other harmful energies would easily invade our systems. The lungs create Wei Chi because there is a LOT outside of us that is downright harmful to the interior of our bodies. The chakras DO NOT move like spiraling vortices in and out of the body.
If we go back to the region where the recognition of chakras came from, India, and look at the old texts and teachings, we find the truth. All the old texts, the old teachings state the facts of how the chakras move. I will cite one example many. Let’s take a book that isn’t extremely old, but follows the old text teaching quite well. Ashtanga Yoga, Primer by Baba Hari Dass and published in 1981 states on page 12, “Chakras are specific energy centers that are related to the various actions of Parana. Each of these centers is circular with a central point of focused energy known as bindu; thence the name chakra, which means “wheel”. The chakras lie horizontally within sushumnanadi.”
The book goes to describe 7 chakras, not 8 or 9 or 12, but 7 only. It also clearly states the chakras lie horizontally, are circular in shape and spin like a wheel. Like a barrel the spin around the body, containing it, protecting it, like the Wei Chi of the lungs.
So why is there so much disinformation, contradictions and just plain wrong information about the chakras floating around in the modern world? I think the main reasons are as follows:
Chakras are nothing more than energy compilations of the organs and organ dynamic output. This is why you can find similar emotions in each chakra and even functions, because the organs creating and controlling them are in various areas of the body and in very complex communication with other organs, glands, nerves, and so on. The organs are specific, the chakras are general.
The organs and hormones create emotions, not chakras. Yes organs contain emotions because they contain hormones and electrical currents from the brain. If you have a congested liver you will feel angry and irritable. If you have weak lungs you could feel depression and grief. Weak kidneys promote excessive fear. Chakras can be read simply because they contain these energy outputs from within the body. But reading chakras is not at all complete. Like I said, they are general energies only that tend to be very open to interpretation, much like palmistry and star charts.
I hope this helps to clear up any confusion concerning both chakras and organs.
Elder White Wolf: