Carolyn Myss, Ph.D. states in her book, Anatomy of the Spirit, "Energy medicine is a holistic philosophy that teaches, 'I am responsible for the creation of my health. I therefore participated, at some level, in the creation of this illness. I can participate in healing this illness by healing myself, which means simultaneously healing my emotional, psychological, physical and spiritual being.'"

Individuals, oftentimes, give away their power to another person, place, or thing at various times throughout the day. And on the opposing side individuals may acquire power from, or through, something or someone else. Power shifting is a form of dependency. One may think, unconsciously, "Alone I am nothing."

When is the last time you heard someone talking about a situation that they just can't seem to 'let go' of? Usually this situation is a negative situation. This situation probably reappears at the same time they are unconsciously conducting an intuitive diagnosis. The intuitive diagnosis is identifying how they are 'losing' or 'surrendering' their power to another person, place, or thing.

As we move further along in a paradigm shift towards energy medicine, I predict, with a fair amount of certainty, that within the next decade when people go to their doctor for a checkup they will be assessed for chakra imbalance.

Well first of all many of you might just be thinking, “what’s a chakra” and do I need a hire a mechanic? The good thing is no mechanics are needed! Although, a competent energy medicine practitioner will be able to provide the support required.

Our physical body basically does two things, maintains homeostasis (balance), and self-corrects or repairs, when an imbalance or ill health occurs. These are such intricate and exquisite processes, but, simply put this is what the body does 24/7.

We also have an energy system and that’s where the chakras play a very important role. The word chakra means disk, wheel, or vortex. Chakras spin in a clockwise motion at varying speeds or frequencies. Chakras are the energy stations, and the meridians are the energy transportation system.

The chakras are the subtle energy centers in the body which both sustains and energizes our physical and spiritual bodies. Each major chakra in the human body is positioned at one of seven points from the base of your spine to the top of your head.

As an energy medicine practitioner if I know your chakras I know your history. I am able to connect with your vulnerabilities to illness, obstacles to your growth, and your soul’s longings. Basically your chakras, encodes a slice of ‘your story’.

The chakras reveal aspects of your personality and tell a story. If two chakras are energetically cut off from one another conflict ensues. For example, the classic conflict between head and heart. If your chakras are blocked they can keep you from moving forward in life. Since the chakra holds a ‘window to your past’, and ‘your past’ affects the future, when the energy block is released you have invited them back to their natural state of vibration and frequency and it gives your entire energy system a boost and your life unfolds. Good things happen!!!

The chakras are our ‘life force energy’. When a chakra is out of alignment or blocked life force energy cannot freely flow in and out. When the chakra system slows down, or is blocked, the physical body may suffer. Some examples that would cause the system to suffer would be: stress, beliefs incongruent with Truth, lack of exercise, and the inability to express emotion.

Each chakra is associated with particular organs, mental and emotional issues, and physical dysfunctions. Below is a list of spiritual life-lessons represented by the seven chakras taken from Anatomy of the Spirit, by Caroline Myss, Ph.D.

The first chakra: lessons related to the material world
The second chakra: lessons related to sexuality, work, and physical desire
The third chakra: lessons related to the ego, personality, and self-esteem
The fourth chakra: lessons related to love, forgiveness, and compassion
The fifth chakra: lessons related to will and self-expression
The sixth chakra: lessons related to mind, intuition, insight, and wisdom
The seventh chakra: lessons related to spirituality

Chakra 1:

Organs: Physical body support, Base of spine, Legs, bones, Fee, Rectum, Immune System,
Mental, Emotional issues: Physical family and group safety and security, Ability to provide for life’s necessities, Ability to stand up for self, Feeling at home, Social and familial law and order
Physical Dysfunctions: Chronic lower back pain, Sciatica, Varicose veins, Rectal tumors/cancer, Depression, Immune-related disorders

Chakra 2

Organs:Sexual organs, Large intestine, Lower vertebrae, Pelvis, Appendix, Bladder, Hip area
Mental, Emotional issues: Blame and guilt, Money and sex, Power and control, Creativity, Ethics and honor in relationships
Physical Dysfunctions: Chronic lower back pain, Sciatica, Ob/Gyn problems, Pelvic/low back pain, Sexual potency, Urinary problems

Chakra 3

Organs: Abdomen, Stomach, Upper intestines, Liver, Gallbladder, Kidney, Pancreas, Adrenal glands, Spleen, Middle spine
Mental, Emotional issues: Trust, Fear and intimidation, Self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-respect, Care of oneself and others, Responsibility for making decisions, Sensitivity to criticism, Personal honor
Physical Dysfunctions: Arthritis, Gastric or duodenal ulcers, intestinal problems, Pancreatitis/diabetes, Indigestion, chronic or acute, Anorexia or bulimia, Liver dysfunction, Hepatitis, Adrenal dysfunction

Chakra 4

Organs: Heart and circulatory system, Lungs, Shoulders and arms, Ribs/breasts, Diaphragm, Thymus gland
Mental, Emotional issues: Love and hatred, Resentment and bitterness, Grief and anger, Self-centeredness, Loneliness and commitment, Forgiveness and compassion, Hope and trust
Physical Dysfunctions: Congestive heart failure, Myocardial infarction, Mitral valve prolapse, Cardiomegaly, Asthma/allergy, Lung cancer, Bronchial pneumonia, Upper back, shoulder, Breast cancer

Chakra 5

Organs: Throat, Thyroid, Trachea, Neck vertebrae, Mouth, Teeth and gums, Esophagus, Parathyroid, Hypothalamus,
Mental, Emotioal issues:Choice and strength of will, Personal expression, Following one’s dream, Using personal power to create, Addiction, Judgement and criticism, Faith and knowledge, Capacity to make decisions
Physical Dysfunctions: Raspy throat, Chronic sore throat, Mouth ulcers, Gum difficulties, TMJ, Scoliosis, Laryngitis, Swollen glands, Thyroid problems

Chakra 6

Organs: Brain, Nervous system, Eyes, ears, Nose, Pineal gland, Pituitary gland
Mental, Emotional issues: Self-evaluation, Truth, Intellectual abilities, Feelings of adequacy, Openness to the ideas of others, Ability to learn from experience, Emotional intelligence
Physical Dysfunctions: Brain tumor/hemorrhage/stroke, Neurological disturbances, Blindness/deafness, Full spinal difficulties, Learning disabilities, Seizures

Chakra 7

Organs: Muscular system, Skeletal system, Skin
Mental, Emotional issues: Ability to trust life, Values, ethics, and courage, Humanitarianism, Selflessness, Ability to see the larger pattern, Faith and inspiration, Spirituality and devotion
Physical Dysfunctions: Energetic disorders, Mystical depression, Chronic exhaustion that is not linked to a physical disorder, Extreme sensitivity to light, sound, and other environmental factors

Let's put the chakra system in perspective

When we are balanced we are confident, secure, healthy, and in a good place. We are emotionally comfortable with who we are. We're able to remain focused and move forward with our goals. We use our power to empower others. We are comfortable expressing ourselves and use our creative abilities with ease. We have a clear sense of who we are, our path, and we are open to intuitive information.

When we are unbalanced we have a tendency to be overly dependent on others. We are cut off from our feelings, depressed, and lonely, we might do things in excess or even develop addictive or manipulative behaviors. We take on the 'need to please' personality. We are insecure, lack confidence, and are disconnected to our spiritual purpose. We can be rigid and withhold our emotions. We doubt our self-knowing and seek the opinions of others, rather than trusting ourselves. We are not in control of our lives and have lost our sense of higher purpose. We can feel all-powerful and believe that we have the right to control other people's lives.

Another way to put it is that our chakras monitor our physical and mental well-being. I liken them to tuning into a radio station (those of us that remember dials!); anyway, if you're just not quite on the right frequency the sound is distorted and unpleasant. Although once you hit the right frequency, voila, it becomes clear. We radiate health, have a deep sense of peace, and are emotionally stable when in perfect frequency. We move in and out of balance on a continual basis. However, let's face it life is full of stress and when stress isn't managed it leads to loss of emotional and physical equilibrium. When we strive to keep our chakras in balance we are positioning ourselves towards positive health and happiness.

Happy spinning!!!

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Author's Bio: 

Mary Kraemer, R.N., LMT is an intuitive, holistic health and wellness consultant, seminar leader, life-coach, pain and stress management consultant, and an expert in mind-body integration. For further information visit , To learn about her new book visit