Chakras, Tools for Growth
As we explore the aura and the chakras, it is important for us to view our journey not as revolutionary, but rather as very traditional. Chakras, as well as auras and electromagnetic fields, are as old as the earth itself. The chakra system, in fact, is a part of the ancient and lost mysteries. And, in the end, the chakra system in our bodies is how we find our way back to the most ancient mystery of all – God, the Oneness, the Omniscient. ~Rosalyn L. Bruyere – Wheels of Light

Chakras are energy-awareness centers. They are the revolving doors of creativity and communication between spirit and the world.
 ~Michael J. Tamura

Chakras are psychic centers that lie along the axis of the spine as consciousness potentials. The chakras are not materially real and are to be understood as situated, not in the gross body, but in the subtle or etheric body. Repositories of psychic energies, they govern the whole condition of being.

Yoga is about clearing away whatever is in us that prevents our living in the most full and whole way. With yoga, we become aware of how and where we are restricted — in body, mind, and heart — and how gradually to open and release these blockages. As these blockages are cleared, our energy is freed. We start to feel more harmonious, more at one with ourselves. Our lives begin to flow — or we begin to flow more in our lives, regardless of the exterior circumstances. ~Cybéle Tomlinson

Crown Chakra Sahasrara

Crown Chakra
I shall no longer be instructed by the Yoga Veda or the Aharva Veda, or the ascetics, or any other doctrine whatsoever. I shall learn from myself, be a pupil of myself; I shall get to know myself, the mystery of Siddhartha.” He looked around as if he were seeing the world for the first time. ~Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

If we demand enlightenment, it hides. . . . All that we can do is make ourselves enlightenment-prone. We learn to treasure the possibility of awakening in all moments and circumstances. We learn to simplify and cultivate the receptivity of heart that can be touched by profound understanding. We learn to listen deeply and discover stillness amid the movement in our world. ~

Christina Feldman

Within each of us is a light, awake, encoded in the fibers of our existence. Divine ecstasy is the totality of this marvelous creation experienced in the hearts of humanity ~Tony Samara

Third Eye Chakra Ajna

Third Eye (Brow) Chakra
“We have five senses in which we glory and which we recognize and celebrate, senses that constitute the sensible world for us. But there are other senses – secret senses, sixth senses, if you will – equally vital, but unrecognized, and unlauded.” ~Oliver Sacks

“Intuition is the clear conception of the whole at once.” ~ Johann Kaspar Lavater

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” ~Henry David Thoreau

“Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way.” ~Florence Scovel Shinn

“Trust your hunches. They’re usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.” ~Joyce Brothers

Throat Chakra Vishuddha

Throat Chakra
“To speak and to speak well are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.” ~Ben Jonson

“We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.” ~Epictetus

“Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.” ~Amy Lowell

“May you hear and speak truth. May your life and your creations express the fullness of who you are. May you know ever deeper levels of truth.” ~Author Unknown

“The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t being said.” ~Unknown

Heart Chakra Anahata

Heart Chakra
“Through love all pain will turn to medicine.” ~Rumi

“When your heart speaks, take good notes.” ~Judith Campbell

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” ~Dalai Lama

“A baby is born with a need to be loved – and never outgrows it.” ~Frank A. Clark

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”~Leo Buscaglia

“Love without action is meaningless. Action without Love is irrelevant.” ~Deepak Chopra

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” ~Buddha

Solar Plexus Chakra Manipura

Solar Plexus Chakra
“No man is free who is not a master of himself.” ~Epictetus

“It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.” ~Attributed to Hanoch McCarty

“Up to a point a man’s life is shaped by environment, heredity, and movements and changes in the world about him. Then there comes a time when it lies within his grasp to shape the clay of his life into the sort of thing he wishes to be. Only the weak blame parents, their race, their times, lack of good fortune, or the quirks of fate. Everyone has it within his power to say, This I am today; that I will be tomorrow.” ~Louis L’Amour

“You must have control of the authorship of your own destiny. The pen that writes your life story must be held in your own hand.” ~Irene C. Kassorla

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” ~Anaïs Nin

Sacral Chakra Swadhishtana

Sacral Chakra
“Let’s not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives and we obey them without realizing it.” ~Vincent Van Gogh

“Sexual love is joyous; it is exuberant in its appreciation of love’s mystery and life’s gift.” ~ James Nelson

“Emotion always has its roots in the unconscious and manifests itself in the body.” ~Irene Claremont de Castillejo

“Not only do we have a right to be happy, we have an obligation to be happy because our happiness has an effect on everyone around us.” ~ Dennis Prage

“Shame is the lie someone told you about yourself.” ~ Anais Nin

“Do what makes you happy, be with who makes you smile, laugh as much as you breathe, and love as long as you live.” ~ Rachel Ann Nunes

Root Chakra Muladhara

Root Chakra

“Enjoy your body, use it every way you can. Don’t be afraid of it, or what other people think of it. It’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own.” – Kurt Vonnegut
“To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.” ~ Simone Weil

“I do a lot of reading, meditating, and praying to stay as grounded as I can be in this crazy world.” ~ Jada Pinkett Smith

“Get yourself grounded and you can navigate even the stormiest roads in peace.”~Steve Goodier

“The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” ~Maya Angelou

“Going home and spending time with your family and your real friends keeps you grounded.” ~Jennifer Ellison

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