Energy work has been around as long as humankind. The Chinese, Hindus, Native Americans, Greek, Romans all practiced it, but it wasn’t until recently that the practices and the benefits they bring have been rediscovered by Western society. Both Donna Eden Energy Medicine and Chios® work compliment Western medicine and increase the relief and recovery from many common afflictions.
To better understand energy work, it is helpful to have a basic understanding of the nine energy systems within the human body. The information below was directly influenced by the teachings of both Donna Eden Energy Medicine and Chios® Healing.
Chakras are shaped like a funnel and are a whirlpool of energy. They are vortexes of energy located along the front and back of the body.
There are seven major chakras in the human body. Each of the seven chakras has both a front component, and a rear component. The 1st and 7th chakras, however, are thought of as having only the one component. The seventh chakra extends vertically upwards above the head. The 1st chakra extends forwards from the base of the spine, and downwards, at up to a 30 to 45 degree angle.
Each of the chakras has its own character and corresponds to a unique aspect of our being—from the 1st chakra (physical vitality, or survival) to the 7th chakra (totality of being or spiritual perfection). Each chakra also has a certain true color of the visible light spectrum associated with it—from red (1st chakra) to violet (7th chakra).
The chakras are energy processing centers, points of energy flow and act as the major energy junctions in the energy field. The energetic operations within them are what make every aspect of our bodily, emotional, mental and spiritual life possible. Every chakra is always receiving energy into itself, from all around, and it is this energy that supports the energy field and the entire life process of each individual. Aside from this entry of energy into the energy field, there is also an upward and downward flow of energy in the central energy channel, from the lower to higher chakras. The lower chakras are simpler-functioning, but as the energy ascends upwards there is a greater degree of sophisticated and more spiritual functioning, intimately related to the life experience and state of being of the individual.
A defect in the energy flow through any given chakra will result not only in a defect in the energy provided to certain portions of the physical body, near to and associated with that chakra, but will also affect emotions, mind and spirit in certain specific ways associated with the nature and character of that particular chakra.
Each person’s chakras influence physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of his or her life.
Like Chakras there are 7 major Auric layers surrounding the human body. These auric layers connect with and interact with each of the 7 chakras. Each layer has its own characteristics and general appearance.