is nothing more beautiful than to see and experience the chakra
system of another person. Because you go beyond looking at him
or her with your eyes, you open all of your senses to experience
this person’s inner light and potential at every level.
Amazingly, everyone can see the chakras, however we just don’t
know what we are looking for. Being told that chakras are spinning
vortexes of light that can be seen clairvoyantly emanating from
specific points in our bodies, puts them out of reach for most
of us to imagine seeing. Although the chakras are very mystical,
they are also the grounding of our everyday lives.
Each of the seven chakras corresponds to specific emotions, imagery
and function in its role as an energy gateway in our body. These
chakra descriptions may help you get to “see” each
one a little better.
note: I am putting the descriptions of the Chakras in their proper
Chakra One — Being Real
The first chakra is like a tree. It is powerful and majestic,
solid and unmoving, alive and thriving, simple and loving. Its
form is the embodiment of intelligence and function.
To see your first chakra, look at everything that is pragmatic,
simple and solid. Start with your body. How does it feel? Where
is it strong, weak or sick? What illnesses has it had over your
lifetime? Look at your body in a mirror; do you look vibrant,
tired, or angry?
Then look at everything in your life that is solid. These include
anything you could bump into at any given moment; your house,
your car, family members, co-workers, the things that are objects
of your affection, the things you are sentimental about, the food
you eat, etc.
Look at how all the physical objects in your life (including you)
are working, and/or not working and you can get a snapshot how
your first chakra is functioning. Imagine a tree and its many
personalities: tall and strong, stunted, diseased, home to many
others, solitary, and so on. What kind of tree is your first chakra?
Chakra Two — Sensational Life
In the East it is believed that everything is so directly connected
and in relationship to everything else that the flapping of a
butterfly’s wings can trigger a hurricane on the other side
of the planet. It is in the second chakra that you can feel both
the butterfly flapping and the hurricane spinning and know that
they both influence your life.
Your second chakra is your ability to let the world in through
all your senses by feeling how it flows to and through you. These
sensations put you in contact with the world. How are you aware
of all the people, places and things in your life? How do they
touch you and how do you feel when they do? How aware are you
of vibration, light, sound, other people intensions, your desires
Secondary aspects of sensation are their accompanying emotions.
A sensation is the raw unit of feeling. Emotions are feelings
coming to consciousness from those sensations and are triggers
that move you to turn either inward or outward. Notice how much
your sensations drive your emotional behavior in both positive
and negative directions. This flapping and whirling is a picture
of your second chakra.
Chakra Three — Loving Your Life
To gaze upon a person who is enthusiastically being themselves
is to see the sun shining through every pore of their body and
mind. Look at everything in your life that makes you unique in
the world and you will see your third chakra. You are a one-and-only.
Your third chakra is your power to take action on your deepest
desires that fill you with passion and joy and use your willpower
to let go of unhealthy obsessions that drain your life force.
Your life purpose is directly related to your uniqueness. Albert
Einstein said, “It is only to the individual that a soul
Look at how often you freely allow yourself to be yourself, and
relax and enjoy that person. How often do you suppress your desires
and the unique person you were born to be so that you might conform
in some way to external pressures? Once you recognize this aspect
of yourself, you are seeing your third chakra.
Chakra Four — Relationships
The fourth chakra is the balance point in the system of the seven
chakras. It is the secret that Robert Frost spoke of that “sits
in the center and knows.” It loves you, and everyone else,
just as you are, unconditionally, in the present moment. It is
the heart, the healer of all wounds.
When your heart is open you live in the present moment in honesty
and integrity, even if it means being vulnerable at times. Look
at the relationships you have with yourself and others in your
life, and notice how forgiving and compassionate you are in each
How easily do you find balance and deep enjoyment in these relationships?
When your heart is closed, you live in the past or the future,
seeing only what you don’t forgive in another or in yourself.
When you look at your ability to “stand in the fire with
another and not shrink back,” as Oriah Mountain Dreamer
says, you see the radiance of your fourth chakra.
Chakra Five — Expressing Who You Really
The fifth chakra is the center of your creative self-expression.
It is your willingness to speak the truth of your deepest feelings
and highest aspirations and say, “Yes,” and mean it,
and “No,” and mean it. To experience an open fifth
chakra is to feel the subtle vibration of human expression that
manifests itself in every one of your thoughts, feelings and actions.
You are a master artist and your life is the canvas you work on
Notice how you communicate your inner world of subtle feelings
and awareness out into the world. In the fifth chakra you make
the really tough choice of speaking your inner truth even when
it goes against who you have been told you are supposed to be.
You are fearless and call your power and gifts out for all to
see, and you simultaneously call your weakness and addictions
out so that they lose their power over you.
Becoming aware that you are a creation machine allows you to realize
that it takes no less energy to create a thrilling life of joy
than it does to create a frustrating life of pain and suffering.
Knowing that life is a choice guides you to begin to live the
spiritual truth, “ask you shall receive,” and if you
don’t ask or assume you don’t deserve it, that, too,
you shall receive. Watch your inner artist paint the canvas of
your life to see your fifth chakra. Is your artist painting from
a blank canvas each day creating life fresh, or is he or she trying
to fix yesterday’s painting?
Chakra Six — Seeing Your Place
The sixth chakra, also known as the mind’s eye or third
eye, is the center of clairvoyant sight where spiritual guidance
flashes into awareness. To gaze upon an open sixth chakra is to
see the flash of intuition like a twinkling star in the night
sky that brings clarity and meaning to your life and your place
See yourself from the eagle’s view 20,000 feet above and
you will be seeing from the sixth chakra perspective. Notice how
your unique talents and skills support and radiate outward in
every direction. Do you see any environments you have chosen where
you don’t belong?
The third chakra reveals to you your own individuality and uniqueness;
in the sixth chakra you see how that uniqueness impacts the world
around you. Are you a mother, a leader, an artist, a yogi, or
all of the above? In the sixth chakra you see from a higher perspective
how you fit into the world and how important your contribution
to the world truly is.
Chakra Seven — Knowing That Anything
The seventh chakra is the crown of the auric system. When it is
open, it brings conscious awareness of the infinite system of
abundance that we are all embedded in. Imagination, mystery and
the ability to give meaning to the infinite are the gifts of the
seventh chakra. A closed seventh chakra brings limitation in some
form and pessimism into our lives.
Consider your relationship with infinite possibility. Do you embrace
all people, religions and walks of life? Do you question how things
have always been done to explore new ways of doing things or are
you stuck and limited in your life and vision?
In the seventh chakra, imagination, consciousness and genius live
hand-in-hand in the brilliance of that aspect of our minds opening
to infinite possibility and thought. Imagine your brilliance as
the sunlight dancing on the ocean’s endless horizon and
you will see your seventh chakra.
Rhys Thomas is the
founder of the Rhys Thomas Healer Training Programs at the Solstice
Healing Arts Center in Medway MA. He is a certified energy medicine
practitioner, professional speaker, ordained minister, second
degree black belt, crystal bowl healer, intuitive and soul reader.
He can be reached at (508) 740-3038 or visit http://www.rhysthomashealing.com