HISTORY OF THE CHAKRAS

ORIGINS OF CHAKRAS

Naturally, what we know comes from the earliest writings we have that mention the chakras

The word chakra is derived from the ancient Indian language, Sanskrit word, “chakram” which means wheel or circle

I’ll only consider the history as it relates to how the word chakras and what the chakras represent have been used in Tantric Yoga. Tantric meaning a system, practice or theory

There are other meanings of the word, “chakram”, that relate to religion and politics. Should you be interested enough and look up “chakram”, you may be confused as the chakram (a throwing weapon) comes from the Sanskrit word “cakram” – a Sanskrit word with a similar spelling to “chakram”, but with a very different meaning!

Enough! On with the history of the chakras. . .

History of Chakras
History of the Chakras

The concept of the chakras first appears in the Vedas which comprise many writings from the Indian subcontinent which have been dated between 1700 – 1100 BCE

As I’d already mention, the chakras were associated with Tantric Yoga

The writings show that the number of chakras was not fixed and variations with five, six, seven, nine, ten, twelve, twenty-one or more were practiced

The version often used in the West, has seven or eight chakras and this appears to have its origins commencing from early 20th Century translations of certain Sanskrit writings into English

Since then other books have been written linking the chakras to specific mantras, colours, glands, angels and minerals

WHAT EXACTLY ARE CHAKRAS

The early writings link the chakras to energy centers located at major branches of the nervous system

The chakras were considered degrees of consciousness that reflected states of the soul

In the Tantric Yoga and other practices that work with chakras in India, the chakras are usually visualized as spinning wheels with lotus petals at the edges

Most of these practices work with certain ancient deities which at a minimum include: Ganesh, Brahmā, Vishnu, Rudra, Īśvara, Sadāśiva, and Bhairava

The work to be done when undertaking these practices was to cause the release the Kundalini (the energy unleased at the time of creation) from its sleeping place at the base of the spine and to have the Kundalini rise upwards and pass through each chakra until it reached the divine

Raising kundalini
Raising Kundalini

THE CHAKRAS TODAY

Sacred Mindz is building on the tradition and practice of creating free-flowing energies within your chakras by creating a beautiful set of eight chakra grids for you to work with

Sacred Mindz chakra grids provide an easy way for you to select the chakra or chakras for which you wish to improve the energy flow and health of the chakras

Sacred Mindz chakra grids have been enhanced with the Flower of Life design on one side and on the other side, gives details of the areas of the body, Archangels and crystals that will help you get the most when energizing and working with your chakras

By using the Flower of Life, Sacred Mindz has created a chakra on which you can place your crystals on at key points to enhance the energy levels and help you achieve the results you desire during your meditations and visualizations

You can visit Sacred Mindz shop here to find out more and to buy these wonderful chakra grids

Written with kindness as a guest blog for Sacred Mindz

JustinKynde  with kindwordz

Archangels & Chakras

Solar Plexus Chakra

The Solar Plexus Chakra resonates to the colour yellow.  This chakra is our personal power chakra that is responsible for one’s personal and professional success. Associated with the elements of fire.  This element of fire, when balanced and harmonious allows one to feel more confident, cheerful and energetic along with the right amount of respect for self and others. Our sense of sight is associated with the solar plexus chakra. The glands and organs associated with the solar plexus chakra are adrenal glands, abdomen, stomach, liver, gallbladder and pancreas.

Archangel Uriel, Michael and Jophiel, Sacred Guardians

 Archangel Uriel is considered as one of the wisest Archangels.  Archangel Uriel brings to us intellectual information, practical solutions and creative insight and is very subtle.  We do not even realize that our prayers have been answered till we have a brilliant idea coming to us.

Archangel Uriel’s affinity crystal is Amber

Archangel Michael is considered as the leader of all the Archangels. Archangel Michael is in charge of protecting us physically, emotionally and spiritually. He also helps us in cutting chords which bind us to our past memories and people, making moving on easier.

Archangel Michael’s affinity crystal is Sugalite

Archangel Jophiel is the patron of creativity in all forms.  Archangel Jophiel  brings gifts of enlightenment, open-mindedness, and encouraging humankind to discover the spark of Divinity within all creatures.  Archangel Jophiel will assist you in seeing past physical perceptions, past surface appearances.

Archangel Jophiel’s affiliate crystals are Ametrine, Smokey Quartz and Rutilated Quartz

 

Solar Plexus Flower of Life Crystal Grid
Flower of Life Solar Plexus Grid, by Sacred Mindz

 

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Archangels and the Chakras

Archangels Associated with the Chakras

Archangels have their own purpose, they help us in all situations when called upon with a pure heart. Like Crystals, there are Archangels associated with each Chakra, and every Archangel has an affinity to a certain crystal.  We can call upon the Archangels by invoking their name three times

Sacral Chakra

Archangel Gabriel and Chamuel, Sacred Guardians

 Archangel Gabriel brings more joy into your life, and enables you to base your life on a strong, spiritual foundation. Archangel Gabriel helps us with creativity, communicating, guiding others and nurturing our inner self

Archangel Gabriel’s affiliate crystals and stones are Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearls and Selenite 

Archangel Chamuel is known as the angel of peaceful relationships.  Archangel Chamuel helps people find inner peace within themselves and to relate well to God and other people. Archangel Chamuel also helps in love, confidence and career matters

Archangel Chamuel’s affiliated crystals and stones are Red Jasper, Bloodstone, Carnelian and Pink Tourmaline

Sacral Mindz Creations

Created especially for you.  Energise your chakras, connect to the Archangels and activate your crystals for manifesting your desires, our Flower of Life Crystal grids are doublesided with details of the Archangels, Chakras and suggested Crystals to use for your grids

Please visit our Sacred Mindz Shop here to select the ideal grid/grids for you

Archangels and Chakras

Archangels Associated with the Chakras

Each Archangel has their own purpose, they help us in all situations when called upon with a pure heart. Like Crystals, there are Archangels associated with each Chakra, and every Archangel has an affinity to a certain crystal.  We can call upon the Archangels by invoking their name three times.

  1. Root Chakra

Archangels  Sandalphon, Hanael and Uriel, Sacred Guardians

Archangel Sandalphon is associated with our Earth Star.  Archangel Sandalphon works with the elements of the earth, plants, forests and animal kingdom and helps with keeping us connected to the earth and with grounding.  Archangel Sandalphon is the Archangel of Truth and power and is associated with music.  We might feel Archangel Sandaphon’s  presence more when we listen to music, sing or play an instrument. So next time we want to balance our root chakra we can just put on some music.  Archangel Sandalphon also helps with the balancing of our chakras.

Archangel Sandalphon’s affinity  crystals and stones are Turquoise

Archangel Hanael expresses serenity; she is steadfast and true, divinely wise and loving. She is extremely understanding and sensitive to our physical existence. She is dedicated to our realizing the ‘Grace of God/Goddess.’ Hanael is drawn to people who are attuned to utilizing natural healing remedies, including the use of herbs, flower essences and crystals. She will assist you in using crystals, sage, and oils as well as directly channeling lunar and solar energies for healing, clearing and raising your vibration. Hanael reminds us that utilizing the healing elements of nature may be as simple as enjoying a sunrise/sunset or picking fresh flowers for our home.  Archangel Hanael’s energy is aligned with the Stars and the Moon.  Archangel Hanael,  is an ambassador of intuition, assisting those who desire to open and develop their intuitive/psychic abilities.

Archangel Hanael’s affinity stone is Moonstone

Archangel Uriel is considered as one of the wisest Archangels because of his intellectual information, practical solutions and creative insight, but he is very subtle. We do not even realize that our prayers have been answered until we have a brilliant idea coming to us.

Archangel Uriel’s affinity crystal is Amber

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