A very powerful way to open up your psychic awareness is by opening, activating and balancing the chakras. There are many chakras that extend out from the body, and seven basic ones that are based in the body, starting at the base of the spine and reaching up to the top of the head.
Clearing and Balancing the Chakras
You can use chakra meditations to get the chakras opened, aligned and balanced. Mentally see an image of yourself in front of you, and visualize all of your chakras open and balanced with a golden light from the higher realms flowing easily down through all of them.
You can also work with one particular chakra at a time, tuning in to each one individually, as in a healing session. When I do a chakra reading, I start with the first chakra and go up through each one. Pay attention to whatever images, colors or feelings come in as you tune in to each chakra. These are messages about how the energy is flowing or not flowing through that energy center, if you will listen.
It is important to clear any blockages we find in the chakras. When we suppress emotions instead of dealing with and working through them, problems can eventually manifest first on an energy level, then physically, according to what part of the body is affected by that emotional energy.
There are also things we can do outwardly to keep our chakras balanced. To balance the root chakra, for example, go outside and if it’s warm enough, stand on the earth with your bare feet or sit next to a tree. Walk or dance on the earth to reconnect your first chakra to the earth energy that feeds it.
It’s important to remember that though the chakras are valuable energy centers, every single one of the trillions of cells in our bodies contributes to our health and well-being as well. We can create good health and energy just from visualizing the cells in our body as being healthy and well.
The Seven Chakras
|Color||Location||Physical Areas Governed||Mental/Emotional Areas Governed||Areas of Life Governed|
|Our connection to the earth, the physical||Red||Base of the spine||Spine, legs, feet, kidneys, immune system||Self-esteem, sense of well-being, family relationships||Money, career, home life|
|Second or Sacral Chakra||Being accepting of others in relationships, creativity, manifesting||Orange||Lower abdomen||Stomach, sexual organs, gall blader, liver, spleen, pancreas, mid-spine area||Feelings about power, money, sexuality||Relationships – balancing the active and the passive; making choices|
Solar Plexus Chakra
|Self-love||Yellow||Upper abdomen||Colon, adrenal glands||Self-image and self-esteem, emotional balance, decisiveness||Ego, self-esteem, our sense of ourself in the world|
|Fourth or Heart Chakra||Love, forgiveness, compassion, empathy||Pink||Chest||Upper back, lungs, heart, shoulders||Ability to release those we love without being possessive, feeling courage or fear, love or hate, calm or anger||Emotional connections, relationships, empowerment, ability to heal|
|Divine will, declaring the truth||Blue||Throat||Throat, glands, thyroid, gums and teeth, jaw||Personal creativity and expression||Self-expression, ability to “speak up” for and have faith in one’s self, decisiveness|
Third Eye Chakra
|Truth, knowledge and wisdom||Indigo||Center of the forehead||Pineal gland, brain, eyesight, hearing, spine, mental and emotional health||Ability to know the truth, emotional intelligence, mental clarity||Psychic or intuitive seeing|
|Seventh or Crown Chakra||Higher knowing, intuitive ability||White or Violet||Top of the head||Muscular and skeletal structure, the skin, physical energy levels||Ability to access divine consciousness, personal identity, trust, personal ethics and values||Life energy, life purpose, enlightenment, humanitarian interests, inspiration|
[From my own reading and from http://healing.about.com/cs/chakras/a/chakra3.htm