Energy is within everything. Animals, plants, humans, inanimate objects, water etc. Everything has its own energy signature, kind of like a fingerprint. Everytime you come into contact with something you exchange energy with it, oftentimes this is why you meet someone and automatically donít like them, or do like them. It's your energy interacting with theirs.
The Energy Body
Everyone has an energy body or subtle body. It is linked with your physical body and they both affect each other. Most often the subtle body is described by the aura. The energy body is made up of 7 layers.
The first energy body is the etheric body or the physical body. It keeps us connected to the material world. The etheric body gives off an electromagnetic field. It extends about 1-2 inches from the physical body. The etheric body also holds the charkas, which we will get into after the subtle body.
The second energy body is the emotional body. It is the way we feel emotions and the vibrations/feel of this layer are affected by our emotional states. It extends 1-3 inches beyond the body.
The third energy body is the mental body. It is affected by our mental thoughts and states. It expands and brightens when a person is mentally active. It extends 3-8 inches from the body.
The fourth energy bodyis the astral body. It is through this body that we love others. It expands 6-12 inches body.
The fifth energy body is the spiritual body. It is connected to the higher self. It represents the divine, or source. It expands 18-24 inches from the body.
The sixth energy body is the cosmic body. It's associated to the celestial and divine love. It extends 24-26 inches from the body. This is the level through which we connect to deities. It is also the state which connects us too all life around us.
The seventh energy body is the nirvanic body. It is associated with spirituality. It extends 32-44 inches from the body. Our awareness affects this body. It is directly connected to the source and everything in existence. It contains all of the energy bodies.
The body is made up of energy lines/meridians, much like blood vessels. The lines carry energy throughout our bodies. The chakras are made up of many intersecting lines of energy. Generally most systems recognize 3-7 main chakras, with the 7 chakra system being the most common. There are also hundreds of minor chakras. The chakras connect energy to our physical bodies and they directly affect each other. The chakras look like two funnels going through the body, the narrow end of the funnels meet in the middle and open outward. If a chakra is blocked or not working properly it affects the area in which it governs. We will look at the 7 main charkas and their functions.
1st chakra is the root chakra it is located at the base of the spine. It links you with the physical world, and the earth. Itís the foundation of the personality. When this chakra is balanced and functioning it allows the person to be connected to the wax and wane of nature.
Essential oils: Cedar, clove, cypress, marjoram, myrrh
Gemstones: agate, bloodstone, garnet, ruby, smoky quartz
Body parts: bones, nails, intestines, legs and arms
Colour: bright red
Effects: calms, dissolves tension and stress
Zodiac: Mars, Taurus, Scorpio. Capricorn, Saturn
2nd chakra is the navel chakra it is located just under the navel. This is the chakra of sexual energy and creativity. It is the centre of relationships and is where the deepest emotions are felt. When functioning properly the person will be friendly, selfless and open to other's feelings.
Essential oils: sandalwood, ylang ylang
Gemstones: moonstone, carnelian, tourmaline
Body parts: reproductive organs, pelvic area, bodily fluids
Effects: rejuvenates, desires
Zodiac: Cancer, Libra, Scorpio, Moon, Venus, Mars, Mercury
3rd chakra is the solar plexus chakra it is located at the solar plexus. This is where spiritual and material aspects are fit together. It is also where the personality is formed. When functioning properly the person will feel whole, calm and balanced.
Essential oils: chamomile, lemon, thyme
Gemstones: amber, tiger's eye, citrine, agate
Body parts: abdomen, lower back, stomach, nervous system
Effects: peace, eases aggression
Zodiac: Leo, Sagittarius, Virgo, sun, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury
4th chakra is the heart chakra it is located in the centre of the chest. This is the centre of emotions. The ability to love freely is centred here, negative emotions are neutralized. When functioning properly the person will accept life and relationships, and be open to emotions and empathy.
Essential oils: geranium, rose, sage
Gemstones: emerald, green jade, rose quartz
Body parts: heart, upper back, chest, skin, circulatory system
Effects: brings peace, understanding and empathy
Zodiac: Leo, Libra, Sun, Venus, Saturn
5th chakra is the throat chakra it is located at the base of the throat. It is the centre of expression; it is here where one can express themselves easily. It deals with all sounds, both physical and metaphysical. When functioning properly the person knows when to express themselves appropriately, and will listen to their intuitions.
Essential oils: lavender, sandalwood, sage
Gemstones: aquamarine, turquoise
Body parts: vocal cords, throat, thyroid, neck, jaw
Colour: light blue
Effects: harmony in speech.
Zodiac: Gemini, Taurus, Aquarius, Mars, Venus, Uranus
6th chakra is the third eye chakra it is located between the eyes. This is the centre of intuition and ESP. It creates balance within oneself. When functioning properly the person will be intune with their intuition and the spiritual side of life.
Essential oils: jasmine, basil, patchouli, rosemary
Gemstones: lapis lazuli, indigo sapphire, opal
Body parts: face, eyes, nose, pituitary gland
Element: all elements
Effects: understanding and harmony
Zodiac: Sagittarius, Aquarius, Pisces, Mercury, Venus, Uranus
7th chakra is the crown chakra it is located at the crown of the skull. It is through this chakra that we are connected with the divine, or the source. When functioning properly the person will feel connected to everything and give up the ego.
Essential oils: frankincense, oak moss, lotus
Gemstones: amethyst, crystal, topaz, sapphire
Body parts: brain, skull
Colour: violet, white, gold
Element: all elements
Effects: divine aspects, overcome limitations
Zodiac: Capricorn, Pisces, Saturn, Neptune
Energetic links are formed by coming into contact with people or living things. The more you interact with the same people/things the stronger the link you create. For example your strongest link will probably be with a lover, family member or a best friend; a weaker link would be with a co worker, or an acquaintance. Links are a strand of energy that connects to your heart and solar plexus charkas and to whomever they are connected to.
There are two different thoughts on links. The first is that links can never be broken but can we neglected until the point where they are so thin that they are barely there. The other is that links can be broken.
Links can be used for a variety of things. They can be used to draw a person to you, by ways of telepathy or by energetically tugging on the link to make the person think of you. You can also draw energy through links, but always make sure that the person is aware and consenting of this.
Links can last through many many lifetimes. You can still have links to people you have encountered and had relationships with in the past. This can be good or bad. Good because it helps draw you too a person which can lead to remembering past lives and help redevelop the relationship you had with the person. Bad because sometimes the links can confuse you into feeling a certain way about a person that may not be true. It may be a memory from the life or lives that you lived with that person before, which may not always be how things should be now.